lyntek: (privateer why so cute)
I...need to use this more often. o.o
lyntek: (Default)
Hey guys, two Help-Japan links:

I'm riding on Sei's coattails and joining the Help-Japan fandom donation drive over at LJ. So I'll also be drawing a sketch of whatever fanfic the talented Sei ends up writing, based on the winning bid. The talented [livejournal.com profile] morphaileffect also has a versatile offer up that's pretty tempting, since she's a freaking great writer and also didn't specify a word limit ( :D~ ). Please have a look at the offers, and bid if you wish:

Sei's Offer | Morphaileffect's Offer

Or just have a browse at what's available at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan and bid on what you like.


A few links:

No Sellout - The Secret Malcolm X Tape w/ The FBI
~ A secretly-recorded conversation between two FBI agents and Malcolm X. The agents wanted Malcolm X to agree to give out the contact details of the people who attended his parish. It's awesome listening to them get scorned.

Racists Totally Freak Out Over Muslim 'Batman of Paris'
~ A good rundown + commentary on the recent controversy regarding Nightrunner.

The Daily Show - Batman's Muslim Sidekick
~ The Daily Show looking into the previous issue. XD
lyntek: (malikaltair)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Giovanni Auditore/Leonardo da Vinci
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Notes: Another Giovanni/Leonardo.

Preview:


under the cut for the asthma attack )
lyntek: (kojuro and masamune)
Pile on the left = bananas, pile on the right = bananas with chocolate chips.


The black dabs on the surface are the melted chocolate chips. No, really.


so, I found this recipe... )
lyntek: (malikaltair)
Been lazy about posting art here. >.>;

Title: Before Ezio
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Leonardo da Vinci, Giovanni Auditore
Rating: G
Spoilers: none
Notes: ...there was Giovanni.

Preview:


Before Ezio )


Title: Forgiveness
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Altair, Malik
Rating: G
Spoilers: AC1
Notes: Drawn for CapAnon and another Anon in the AC 4chan thread, which I have secluded myself from due to spoilers, woe.

Preview:


Read more... )
lyntek: (altair)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Leonardo da Vinci
Rating: G
Notes: Nottt completely happy with this, but took too long on this already.

Preview:


Temptation )
lyntek: (altair)
I'm going on a self-imposed hiatus from the Assassin's Creed fandom until the PC release next year. Which means no AC LJ communities, no DA groups, no fics, and no kink meme. (sobs)

This is just depressing in ways I didn't predict. See you guys again in around 5 months or so. =_= Sigh.
lyntek: (malikaltair)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Ezio/Leonardo
Rating: G
Notes: Lots under the cut.

Preview:


We t3ish ahlam we tmut... )
lyntek: (kojumasa sunset)


yeah, I went there )

Suz526 has already uploaded freaking awesome videos of the whole concert. View them here. (snugs [personal profile] summerbreeze21 for the link)

And make sure to watch Fever. 8D~

lyntek: (malikaltair)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Cesare Borgia, Leonardo da Vinci
Rating: G
Notes: The first is a response to a request in the AC kink meme. Not quite what Anon asked for, though. :(

scythed chariot )


Notes: This second is sort of a sequel to the previous comic. Sorry for the lack of cleanup + colors. :(

Cesare's a jerk )
lyntek: (altair)
AC:BROTHERHOOD MADE LEONARDO LOOK LIKE AN (adorable) ORANGUTAN.




But at least we still get awesome Leo hugs :X~ ♥





His clothes are also now Borgia-red and sporting branches everywhere. AND YEAH, LEO-TANKS!



View the entire trailer here from [livejournal.com profile] farlist. ♥ That included trailer of Alan Wake's "The Writer" also looks amazing.
lyntek: (malikaltair)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Ezio Auditore/Leonardo da Vinci
Rating: er...PG for blahd?
Notes: K, not blaming anyone else this time. XD Much snugs to [livejournal.com profile] dreamlessness and [livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21 for crits! ♥

Preview:


or, you know...a freaking head trauma... )
lyntek: (Default)
Useful Links To Discussions Within This Thread
~ [livejournal.com profile] no_prey_remains provided a list of links to some key discussions in the most recent news post on LJ.

Two counts of LJ staff members displaying unprofessional (and creepy) behavior
~ posted by [personal profile] reddragdiva

Free DW invite codes for anyone who wants, feel free to nab:

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lyntek: (Default)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Cesare Borgia, Leonardo da Vinci
Rating: G
Notes: I blame Anon in 4chan's AC thread. >.>;

Preview:


under the cut... )

Assassin's Creed © Ubisoft
lyntek: (altair)
My initial intention was to paint him straight up, ie just a portrait shot with the normal red hat, red cape (yeah capes!), and that rainbowfairydoublethosiery thing going on there. So I finished the base face, took a break, browsed around, and saw this from someone in the AC 4chan thread:

"10 bucks they have him in some sort of Templar attire when he's with Cesare. (Why did Leonardo in that whole Templar-type outfit that Lady Gaga wears in Alejandro suddenly come to mind? Seriously.)"

Cannot unsee anymore. Now, I have this:

still a lot of mistakes that need fixing, sorry )

...instead of his red hat.

and now I want to put Cesare somewhere in there and stuff )

+1000 amusement points for the sibling entity calling him "Moenardo" these days, though. XD

I hope I don't lose interest in this fanart before it can be finished. :/ Need to check/answer e-mails soon too, will get around to that.
lyntek: (altair)
LJ gives users the option to cross-post any LJ post/comment they make to Facebook and Twitter...even comments they make on other people's journals and protected entries, with a link back to the original post
~ via [dreamwidth.org profile] chaosraven. Just...ugh. This is why DW is awesome. I use FB to game sometimes, but that's it. Even that already compromises my personal information. Here are a few reasons to abhor Facebook:

Facebook disregards privacy, and says that the modern default is now "social"
~ Facebook makes changes in its code and privacy settings so freaking often, it's hard to keep track. Unfortunately, these changes rarely benefit users, and often default to sharing personal information until the affected users actually take the trouble to fiddle with their confusing Account Settings and choose to opt out. By then, the information had already been shared, mostly to advertisers and application developers.

A software developer showed how much information FB shares
~ and then Facebook sued him.

Trusting FB with your data means also trusting every individual developer whose FB application you've installed
~ FB shares user information with all the apps users have let crawl all over their profiles, and these apps are allowed to keep this information even after the user deletes the application.

FB intentionally makes it difficult to truly delete a user account
~ FB easily lets you deactivate your account, which isn't the same as deleting. It makes it look like deletion, though. And once you've figured out how to actually delete your account, they won't really delete it until after 14 days. If you access your FB account in any way during those 14 days, it gets reactivated and the deletion is canceled. FB also further claims that any IP content that you shared on FB becomes their property as long as it is still being shared by someone else who hasn't deleted their account.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of FB, is a hacking jerk
~ From the early days of FB: "Mark used his site, TheFacebook.com, to look up members of the site who identified themselves as members of the Crimson. Then he examined a log of failed logins to see if any of the Crimson members had ever entered an incorrect password into TheFacebook.com. If the cases in which they had entered failed logins, Mark tried to use them to access the Crimson members' Harvard email accounts. He successfully accessed two of them. In other words, Mark appears to have used private login data from TheFacebook to hack into the separate email accounts of some TheFacebook users." This [isn't an] [isolated incident], either.

How Dreamwidth's reading page finally convinced me to quit Facebook by [dreamwidth.org profile] dee
~ A user's account of how just about anyone can access highly personal information through FB.

Also, if anyone wants a Dreamwidth invite code, I have a bunch to spare. Just throw me a note/comment/whathaveyou ♥.
lyntek: (altair)
Just your garden-variety fanart recs post. I think I was doomed as soon as I stumbled across luulala's gallery. And Gobeur's. Title + art excerpt + notes follow.

Malik, Altair by luulala

~ I rarely have one favorite fanart in an entire fandom, but this one would be it for AC.

Ezio and Altair by luulala

~ more from the same artist, cross-generation slash ftw~

Look Ezio, isn't it amazing? by Gobeur

~ I had no idea that the "Leo" in this fanart was Leonardo da Vinci. Or that I'd fall so hard for the char when I played AC2. :( sorry, dude.

cutting the rest to spare your reading page... )

I wanted to include fanart involving Altair's water solubility (because one doesn't really get into this fandom without making fun of the master assassin's inability to swim), but I can't find one that I adore enough. :( Oh, well.

Also, I just figured out why Altair strikes me as funny most of the time. That damned cowl. The way it hides his eyes isn't the same as when it hides Ezio's...it's not menacing or anything. Kind of reminds me of this guy:



And it definitely doesn't help that he seems to have a perpetual question mark over his head throughout AC1. Or does stupid shit that has Malik wanting to tear out his other arm and beat him senseless with it.

There's also something to be said about projecting a player's thoughts into the char. XD

[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: I SPENT LIKE
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: A GOOD 10 MINS
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: RUNNING AROUND THIS ONE AREA
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: IN FRONT OF THE ACRE GATE
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: WHY
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: AFTER I SAVED A CITIZEN
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: AND THE GUARDS WERE CHASING ME
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: AND THE STATUS WAS REDREDREDRED
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: AND THERE WERE SO MANY
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: I THOUGHT RUNNING WOULD BE A BETTER IDEA
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: BUT THEY WOULDN'T GIVE UP OMG SO AFTER 10 MINS I JUST KILLED THEM ALL
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: D:
lyntek: (malikaltair)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed
Character(s): Leonardo da Vinci, Altair Ibn-La'Ahad/Malik Al-Sayf
Rating: G
Notes: just two rough sketches. ♥ [livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21 for crits ♥ (you can blame her for the AltMal, too) I haven't used this brush in a long time o.o;





Refs:
Ornery pigeon
pretty hand <3

I swear Renaissance history is a slasher. Leonardo, Cesare Borgia, and Machiavelli were all in Romagna in 1502. ♥ ♥ ♥
lyntek: (altair)
Ten things the Philippines bus siege police got wrong
~ shared by the sibling entity

I wasn't aware the whole thing was taking place until I was told at nightfall, so I missed the "lost opportunity to disarm the gunman" bit. That was...argh. WTH. The inability to appease the gunman's demands just made me go WTF during the whole thing as well. His demands didn't even sound that large, and anything a hostage taker/kidnapper asks for during the crime can be nullified later since it falls under duress.

lsjflasjfljf. ==

ugh...

Aug. 25th, 2010 02:03 am
lyntek: (Default)
This is going to be very weird and fragmented, sorry in advance. Need to type these out before I forget, though.

I just woke up from a really weird dream involving ghosts of relatives I didn't know (one was a little girl, typical Pinay features, fair-skinned though. but black hair and black eyes wearing a white dress), and the dead body of my grandfather lying on a sofa.

I forgot where the little girl fits in, but she was supposedly a relative who had been falsely imprisoned as a child and was haunting that house.

There was a scene where someone dropped by with a lot of gifts. Think it was one of my aunts. I had a feeling they were gifts for people with recently deceased friends or family members. One of them was this large, fancy sheet -- lacy and white. My grandmother took that and went over to where my grandfather's body was (I didn't know it was there until she went to it -- I didn't even know whoever it was was dead until I saw who it was), then she gingerly laid the sheet on him and very carefully tucked the corners of one side around his head.

It was nighttime throughout my entire dream. I can't remember the last time I had a dream where the time of day was defined.

Another part of the dream involved walking around this really small, open-air, makeshift circus thing with my sister, who was trying out various booth games. I remember feeling that there was something very weird about the place, otherworldly, but sister seemed oblivious to it, so I just trailed after her being all watchfully paranoid. I vividly remembered there was this booth where one had to hit the ball (looked like a tennis ball) squarely into the rectangular marks on an old, peeling vertical board (the balls get stuck to the board) to get prizes.

She managed to shoot one squarely in, but a tall, thin teenage boy whose face I couldn't see (he was hunched over and it was dark) tried to take the remaining shots from her, eager to play. She wouldn't allow him to and admonished him, and I remember feeling a spike of fear during that, that angering that silent boy was NOT a good idea. The boy didn't do anything though, but he continued to watch standing to one side while she kept playing.

She finished up and moved on to the next booth. I asked, "What about the prizes?" ("Pa'no 'yung prizes?")

She said, "Later." ("Mamaya na lahat.")

But the booths didn't have prizes. Or if they did, they weren't anything we could touch or carry. Sister kept playing the games despite the lack of incentive, and that struck me as very dangerous at the time.

Like most dreams, more crap happened, but I can't remember any of them anymore. I woke up feeling very weak and heavy, no strength in my fingers. I was waiting for my body to catch up to my being awake and thought the dream was an ill omen, but no one was interacting with the dead right? Then I remembered my grandmother and got pretty fucking worried.

It doesn't help that before I went to sleep, I was aware of my friend IMing me from the comp, but I couldn't make myself go over there and check. I felt like I got dragged down to sleep after that. When I woke up, my body felt like it wanted to go back to sleep, but I was resisting. I couldn't make a fist with my hand, though, and my head felt cloudy.

I'm fairly superstitious (to a degree), especially involving ghosts. I hope this dream was just my subconscious screwing with me, though. And the dream didn't have that "Shit, this is real. This is actually happening" thing I felt when my mom spoke to me soon after her death. So there's that, I guess.
lyntek: (altair)
I have very mixed feelings about people using a culture foreign to their own if it's merely for the sake of having something "ethnic" or "exotic" in a story. On one hand, it's extremely flattering that others are taking an interest -- and if the story is engaging enough, it might even get more people to do the same. On the other, it has so much potential for encouraging stereotypes and spreading wrong information.

I just have a lot of feelingz )

This poster is also awesome. Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] nothingtrue:



And Altair apparently doesn't really mean eagle, but I'mma stop nitpicking now.

ergh...

Aug. 10th, 2010 07:44 am
lyntek: (Default)
fixed the broken image links in the previous post >.>;
lyntek: (kojuro and masamune)
Most of the things I didn't like or was dissatisfied with in AC1 were pretty much fixed and then improved upon in AC2. Love, love, love the game, despite the simplistic story arc and the ninja ending.

The following review is a little spoilery, btw.


First, the bad...

better writers plz )


Then the good...

Leonardo da Vinci has never been cuter )


A few quotes I loved...

'I mean besides vaginas' )

Ugh, missed a few that I wanted to jot down, mostly from Caterina Sforza. Anyway...


A few in-game caps...











♥ Leap of Faith ♥


Also shameless use of these two promo images as my celphone's wallpaper and screensaver respectively:



My system couldn't run the game at full graphics all the time, especially with large crowds or in grassy areas. So no caps of action scenes or more interesting events :/ Lots of those around the Net already, anyway.

There's a prequel in the form of movie shorts that Ubisoft released recently called Assassin's Creed: Lineage, totaling 35 minutes. The story shows scenes of Ezio's father, Giovanni Auditore, and his life as an assassin. ♥

Ubisoft's developing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, a direct sequel to II with Ezio still the main protagonist (more Ezio! And Leonardo's still there ♥). They've announced that Assassin's Creed III will have a new protagonist though, so Ezio's story will end with Brotherhood.

ETA: fixed the broken image links, sorry about that
lyntek: (kojuro and masamune)
Apollo Justice Case 5 (Gyakuten Saiban fan game)
~ from [livejournal.com profile] gyakuten_saiban. Fan-made and professional-looking Ace Attorney game, set post-Apollo Justice. Promises 7+ hours of gameplay. Check out the thread for more details + the download link. The game also needs the PyWright Casemaker in order to run, which can be downloaded here (place the Turnabout Substitution folder into the "games" folder of the PyWright app, then run PyWright).

Do Big Cats Like Catnip?
~ nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] wikdsushi ♥ Big cats being drunk cute!

'adult English' according to Date )
lyntek: (masamune meh)
Date would be disappoint at how late to the pa-di I am, but oh well.



'And in the end, you'll have only yourself to blame...you, who speak of good intentions.' )

KoL XD

Jul. 29th, 2010 05:24 pm
lyntek: (Default)
Found this in my inbox a few days ago. Kingdom of Loathing writes one of the most adorable "come back and play our game again" e-mail. XD

I figured I'd make you a mix CD, but I couldn't decide what 'our song' was... )
lyntek: (kojuro and masamune)
[A Muslim Cartoonist on "Draw Muhammad Day"]
~ I love this article. Well worth a read.

Meanwhile, a bit of Harvest Moon...

Ahtze: You gonna hate this. Good luck finding the npc as it is not shown on the map at all. :)

Naranja_Limones: You damn kids. Why, back in MY day we didn't even HAVE a map. We had to run around town for most of the DAY trying to find one person to give them some odd weed from the top of the dang MOUNTAIN, for MINIMUM LP.
AND WE LIKED IT.


Sadly true.



you're some kind of fabulous retard, aren't you )

link spam

Jul. 26th, 2010 02:37 am
lyntek: (Default)
[Hands On Firefox 4 Beta]
~ Mozilla seems to have taken a few cues from Google Chrome, and improved upon them if the reviews hold true. A little wary of bugs at this point, but thinking about trying it out soon.

[Super Mario on Violin]
~ So awesome. It's not just a Super Mario music cover, the guy plays the whole playthrough music + sound effects with his violin. XD

[Dolls and Toys that Creep Us Out]
~ Doesn't really look all that scary when they're laid out like this on a bright screen, but I'm sure these things would scare the living crap out of me in a darkened room.

[Eight Fairy Tales and Their Not-So-Happy Endings]
~ I'm surprised this didn't include a mention in Cinderella where one of the stepsisters cut off the heel of her own foot so that it would fit into the shoe and fool the prince. Two bastard birds ratted her out while they were on horseback, and the prince saw that her shoe was filling up with blood. He just rode back home and returned her then demanded more of the stepmother's daughters ("SHOW ME MOAR DAUGHTERS, BITCH, THIS AIN'T THE RIGHT ONE"). :/ Not an ending I guess, but close enough.

[Some dude deep-fried his motherboard]
~ ... then played Quake 3 with it. And made fries during.

[Nailing jelly to a wall: is it possible?]
~ A bit old, but I love the amount of time and dedication spent on making this post.

[Details on the Stabbing at the San Diego Comic Con]
~ IN THE EYE. IN THE MOTHERFREAKING EYE. T_T

[White Collar's Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer doing a dance game]
~ White Collar's boys continue to be adorable outside of their roles ♥

[(Bliss Scanlation) Revaival]
~ That's not a typo on my part, that really is the title. One of the most amazing Sengoku Basara doujinshi ever. Chapter 4 almost made me baw (then again, I baw easy). Kojuuro ♥. Chapter 5 still in the process of being scanlated, looks like.

[First Look at Moffat's Sherlock]
~ Upcoming BBC series on a modern-day revival of Sherlock Holmes, from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

["yeah that's not what I was looking for at all"]
~ Missing cat = not funny. I hope the lady found her kitty again. But couldn't resist David's sense of humor in this post. His entire site's worth a browse for some fun, everyday humor.

[Official Vampires Suck Trailer]
~ "From the guys who couldn't sit through another vampire movie" XD

And just 'cause it is awesome, Leyte Dance Theater's version of Singkil:


I think just about every elementary/high school student here in the Philippines has had a go at a version of Singkil (back in the day, anyway). If it wasn't Singkil, it was Tinikling or Pandango sa Ilaw. Or one of the harvest dances. Anyway. Good times.

Considering making a few pimp posts soon (Sengoku Basara and probably Yoroiden Samurai Troopers). ♥
lyntek: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: when kojuro's pounding into him
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: i bet all sorts of engrish slips out
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: PROBABLY
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: we'd never be able to watch their sex scene without falling over laughing
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: WELL
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: kojuro can just gag him
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: YES B/C IT'S SO EASY TO GAG DATE
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: PFFT I BET HE LIKES IT
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: WHY WOULD HE EVEN WANT TO THOUGH
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: I BET HE THINKS IT'S ADORABLE
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: LAWL
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: "OU GAD"
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: "KOJURO"
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: "PUT YO BAK INCHU IT"
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: "DONUT STOPPU"
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: TOTES RUINS THE MOOD OMFG :X
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: "AARDER"
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: SOB TOLD YOU
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: we'll be lolling and not enjoying the hawtness
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: "IESU! DAZ IT! RAIT DER!"
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: SOBBBBBB
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: (GAGS HIM)
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: PANK XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
[livejournal.com profile] lyntek: "AAH...IKU...AHM KAMING!!!!!11!!"
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: "KUM OHN KOUJURO"
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: SOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
[livejournal.com profile] summerbreeze21: SOU KUREIZI

THE PAIRING IS HOT, BUT I HAVE ISSUES
lyntek: (kojuro and masamune)
I honestly hope I'm not the only one who thought of this when this shot of Kojuro popped up in the ending sequence. D:

lyntek: (masamune meh)
~ I have no motherly instincts. I dated and married your father because he was hot. Him already having a son is just one of the many faults I have to live with.

~ You HAD a mother. If she left because you were a little bitch and didn't want you anymore, what makes you think I would?

~ Throwing a hissy fit in your father's face because he's trying to find a "replacement" for your real mother will not result in him breaking up with me. If anything, it makes for good post-orgasm chuckles.

~ Finally calling me "Mom" and then looking at me expectantly will not result in sudden displays of motherly affection.

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