Update On Me!

Hello Machiners,

Just wanted to write this to let you all know I am still alive and kicking! I am mostly recovered and should be back to posting things again soon. If not for the Blizzard that hit my area this past weekend I would have likely already been back but the storm gave me a little set back. The storm itself hurt me and then shoveling my car out from 2 feet of snow  on 3 separate occasions to get back and forth from work didn't help matters either! I believe that  I will likely stop posting the Choose your Own Adventure Wednesday posts and just stick to random Kaldath's Corner and Anime Talk posts for the time being, at least  until I am certain I can begin posting on a regular schedule again. At that time I will decide what my normal weekly post will be, your suggestions are welcome but I make no guarantee on those suggestions being used.

Anyway I just wanted to keep you all updated on my status and I hope to e able to have something up and posted this weekend. Thinking of doing some first impression reviews on some of the new 2016 anime that has been released in the last couple weeks! Lots of good shows to talk about!

Character Design Challenge ♯154- On TV

Ok guys, this weeks challenge is based around one item.If you go to Backgrounds- Furniture, on the last page there is a TV screen. You must use this item in your creations. Also, you must show some sort of TV show on said screen. The show can be anything you want (so long as it's not an actual real TV show, because of copyright reasons), you can do a quiz show, news, sports match, drama etc. I would also like for you to include the room that the TV is in as a background. So, to sum up, you must:

  • Use the TV from the last page of Background- Furniture
  • Include some sort of program being shown on the TV
  • Show the room that the TV is in.

Any entries that don't meet these three requirements won't be counted.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Creators Club Final Reminder

Hey guys, your friendly neighbourhood Creators Club reminder-man here, just letting you know that you have one more week to get your submissions in for this years poster before the deadline on Feb 1st. You can find the rules and other submission information here.

That is all.

JR out.

Character Design Challenge ♯153 (Buildings) Winner

Honourable Mentions: HerrD- Water Reclamation Station, Cliff- Philanders Bardic College

Winner: Stulte- University Of Kar Sharyk

Premium Member Update

Tonight I made a major change in how Premium Memberships are handled. Basically the old plugin failed miserably, and I had to replace it. Getting everything converted over has been a pretty big headache and I'm not at all sure I have it working properly.

So, if you are a Premium Member subscriber and you aren't able to log in or get into the no-ads, full-sized versions of HeroMachine in the Premium Member Area, please contact me directly and let me know. I'll need your HeroMachine user name and the email you use for the PayPal payments.

I apologize for any frustration the transition causes and I'll do my best to sort it all out as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Character Of The Week: AMS- Sir Destiny

You know, I swear I did this last week. AMS did a thing, it's awesome, COTW.

But anyway, have to point out the excellent use of colour (orange and brown with green, giving off a very creepy vibe), the superb shading especially on the mask, which just exudes menace, and the masking used to blend the bottom of the coat to the cape used to create the blown effect. Brilliant work.

Gallery- Planet AMS 

New Suicide Squad Trailer

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-new-suicide-squad-trailer-is-insane-in-every-way-im-1753883379

 

 

Character Design Challenge ♯153- Buildings

So, for this weeks challenge, I want you guys to go all architectural and design the best building you can using heromachine. When I say building, I mean any freestanding structure supported by foundations, so you can do a house, a roman villa, a skyscraper, a castle, a bridge, a factory, a university, anything like that. Now obviously, there are already some buildings in heromachine as items (mostly in the backgrounds section). Don't use them. You can use backgrounds- cityscapes for backgrounds obviously, but don't build you building by adding on to an already designed building that's an item, that's not going to get you anywhere.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯152 (Going Greyscale) Winner

Honourable Mentions: Cliff- Greyscale Model & Superfly30- Frontier Sunset

Winner: Tango- Fly For Love

152 Tango- Fly For Love

Creators Club Reminder

Hey guys, JR here.

Just a quick post to remind you guys that you only have 2 weeks to get your entries finished and sent in for this years Creators Club Poster. All the submission requirements can be found here, so if you want to get on the poster, get to it. It would suck to be left out because you didn't finish in time.

And with that.

JR out.