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Feature: Gift Art that I got in 2010

Sat May 29, 2010, 4:36 PM
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Wow, I didn't think I could start this so early in the year! :love:

Here you can admire the artworks that I got in 2010 as kiribans, trades, or gifts. I didn't add the pictures that were explicitely created as contest entries here as they have a journal entry of their own (go to contest entries).

I'm really happy about the beautiful artworks I got! Thank you so much! :hug:
And even more thanks to Dido-Antares, Arumuelle, StormFedeR, Lady Susan, DHC, Okuni, Suzu, and Golden Sagittarius for their total surprise gifts! :smooch:

:thumb166045882: by :iconecvcm:

Acy for Stayka by Dido-Antares by :icondido-antares:

:thumb164554935: by :iconarumuelle:

:thumb162309330: :thumb162308207: :thumb162309493: by :iconlady-susan:

:thumb161272680: by :iconstormfeder:

by :iconmami02:

SKETCH - Acy Blade by RXGDO by :iconrxgdo:

:thumb157382422: by :iconfuu83:

For Stayka by goldensagittarius by :icongoldensagittarius:

Just keep smiling by SuzukaShin by :iconsuzukashin:

SvB - Acy by OkuniSensei by :iconokunisensei:

Wine and Dive For CoverWine and Dive (For Cover!)
~
Camus was never known to be the type to wander outside of his temple, but he had been especially reclusive as of late. While he had heard many theories on the matter, only he himself knew the truth.
As so many things in his life were, it was all Milo's fault.
Ever since Milo had began dating Roxohnda, the French girl Shaina has been training, he had for some reason taken to stealing wine out of the Aquarius Temples' hidden wine room. Camus rather enjoyed his wine, and always had a single glass before bed. However, he was being forced to leave the temple more often to replenish what Milo was taking.
So, he had decided to stay in his temple to protect his precious wine. Even so, the few times he was forced to leave resulted in him finding his wine missing. He cursed the fact that his temple was above Milo's; the sneaky scorpion always knew when Camus was leaving that way! So, he had decided to one-up Milo in the most efficient way he could think of.
The last
by :icondahalochick:

Alycia by izka197 by :iconizka197:

Forest Oasis by teturo by :iconteturo:

Move It You, Big Baby by Ryou63 by :iconryou63:

:thumb154629175: by :iconstormfeder:

:thumb154676962: by :iconkorin2b:

:thumb154029162: by :iconchibiginebra:

by :iconecvcm:

:thumb152367024: by :iconnao-mirashi:

The Old Cow by Torgny-Hohenberg by :icontorgny-hohenberg:

:thumb150563469: by :iconel-cadejos:

Alycia and Cayvyn Lineart by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

Feeling like a zombie...

Thu May 20, 2010, 7:55 AM
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I was looking for an emoticon here in the mood list that would express more than "tired" as currently I'm mainly hanging at work, trying to get my stuff done and then return home and sort of collapse as I'm feeling totally tired.

I guess I will kick out the meds I got from my doc and instead try something else. After all, I think it is no real use when meds make me feel worse than I felt before taking them. But I had to give it a try for some weeks, the doc said, as the stuff was supposed to kick in properly after 3-4 weeks - but atm it looks as if it was a futile experiment. :sleep:

Okay, please keep your fingers crossed that I will feel more awake soon again! Right now I saw I have a couple hundred pieces of art and messages and stuff in my message center, and I will see to it that I work through the stuff, but if I omit to comment on one or the other thing, please forgive me!

Thanks for your understanding! :hug:

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May 2010 Features

Sun May 2, 2010, 4:12 AM
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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Mature Content

Topless Girls in Color by teturo
by :iconteturo:

2. :thumb162609732: by :iconlady-susan:

3. :thumb157338841: by :iconyuki207:

4. Magic and Fireflies by Mami02 by :iconmami02:

5. The Ladies's Proto Man by shnoogums5060 by :iconshnoogums5060:

6. :thumb158534909: by :iconkaiikaii:

7. Origin by Dido-Antares by :icondido-antares:

8. Welcome To Naruto Host Club v2 by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

9. Seductive by ZpanSven by :iconzpansven:

10. Heroes Verdaderos -FINAL- by Milosflaca by :iconmilosflaca:

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April 2010 Features

Fri Apr 2, 2010, 4:25 AM
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1. by :iconshirei-shou:

2. 68. Hero by Lonstermonster by :iconlonstermonster:

3. RO-By The Blossoms by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

4. Just keep smiling by SuzukaShin by :iconsuzukashin:

5. Sato Andross by Sorianumera by :iconsorianumera:

6. Dark House - Kuroshitsuji by OkuniSensei by :iconokunisensei:

7. Heaven by snowp by :iconsnowp:

8. Transfer of PowerIt had been a year since the Holy War had ended.  A solid year of rebuilding Sanctuary from the ravages of Hades.  That rebuilding had been costly, both in terms of material and manpower.  Sanctuary itself was not the financial richest, so heavy priorities had been set.  Now that repair of the twelve zodiac temple had almost been completed, they had to decided which area of Sanctuary needed the most help.   That was what this meeting was suppose to decide.
"…..so although we can use the trainees for basic physical labor as we have been, we will still need the stone masons and carvers for some of the more delicate procedures," the current speaker was a Bronze Saint, one of the young men who had been given his Cloth in an effort to boost Sanctuary's fighting force after the devastation it had suffered during the Holy War.  He was still getting used to his Cloth and the new-found responsibilities that came with it.
by :iconplantress:

9. Frog next to Vase by Pyromanics by :iconpyromanics:

10. Starscream and Alexis Part 1
Summary: Transformers Armada. As Starscream is figuring out his feelings, trouble begins for Alexis. Between them and their friends they need to overcome many trails but when the Dcons get in the mix, something worse arrives
Author's Notes: Don't own Transformers, it is the property of Hasbro. This story goes with the beginning of the Episode "Mars" but only at the beginning before Alexis finds the new Mini-con signal on Mars. I have added that Alexis is short for Alexandra. I need to thank Talking Hawk. She helped me with the details of the basketball game and a couple other things. Thank you for your help.  Smokescreen isn't called Hoist yet. Story is very popular on fanfiction.net
Prologue
Chat With Starscream
Starscream sat on a huge rock, allowing the Star Saber to disassemble and his own Mini-con, Swindle, to detach from him. He had been thinking of why he was with the Autobots in the first place. Yeah they were his survival at first but they didn't see his views on wan
by :iconlady1venus:

11. Will you Face the Call? by teturo by :iconteturo:

12. :thumb157657075: by :iconrcdeschene:

13. Happy Valentines Day to all 2 by shadowbloodline by :iconshadowbloodline:

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Kiriban caught!

Sat Mar 20, 2010, 2:53 AM
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Congrats to :iconsteffel: for catching my 40000 Kiriban!

I guess that is only fair as I already caught two of hers :D

So, the pic I'll draw for her are two of her original characters, Prince Shakar and his servant Cayoun. :)
(Here they are: steffel.deviantart.com/art/Pri… steffel.deviantart.com/art/Cay… )

But the first thing will be StormFedeR's trade now. In his terms I had some "green scrolls" lately, that is my health isn't as I'd like it to be, but I got some new meds yesterday, and I'm confident that these will get my blood pressure and other stuff in check now. Keep your fingers crossed please!

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Kiriban approaching ^^

Sun Feb 28, 2010, 7:35 AM
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Coolness, I just noticed there are less than 1000 views until my next kiriban is up to be caught!

You know the drill: the first watcher who sends me a note with the screenshot of the proper number of pageviews wins! I will only draw a pic for the 1st person who sends me the screenshot (but I think I might set the next kiriban after this at 44444, so there will be a new chance not to far away if you miss this one).

Conditions: You need to be a watcher, you can request anything Saint Seiya or B'tX, or original characters, but no hentai, shounen ai/yaoi, shoujo ai/yuri or anything involving furries/anthros/animals. Ecchi is okay, by the way. You could also request some Dark Kingdom stuff - in that case soft shounen ai (Kunzite and Zoisite, that is) would be okay. Max number of characters is two.

I might even draw other stuff, but that depends on the request - and I will decline motifs that I either don't feel comfortable with or where I know that I can't draw them properly - and that goes specifically for any animal related stuff.

Here you can see what artworks I have done so far for others: stayka.deviantart.com/gallery/…

Which reminds me - I need to complete the trade art for StormFedeR ASAP ^^

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March 2010 Features

Sat Feb 27, 2010, 7:49 PM
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* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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1. Don't Say You Want Me by Yzabel by :iconyzabel:

2. Puppy Love by teturo by :iconteturo:

3. :thumb155417540: by :iconshadowmalerenamon:

4. Mermaid jewel by Oneiron by :icononeiron:

5. Lost in your eyes by Xiraus by :iconxiraus:

6. Green by snowp by :iconsnowp:

7. Secret Valentine :: Ash by JoanaR22 by :iconjoanar22:

8. At the end... by Demon-Spirit by :icondemon-spirit:

9. AoH - Happy Valentine Day 2010 by KaiiKaii by :iconkaiikaii:

10. RO Commish- BFF 4EVA by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

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* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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I just read a "Have respect, don't steal my fan character" line in an artwork (which I have seen in quite a lot of fanarts for a lot of different universes, by the way; and most of the fanfics at FF.net have similar lines, too) and I thought I really need to write a journal about my amusement how people can go ballistic about a "stolen inserted character" when they just stole the whole universe and the fan characters' lovers themselves. :D

After all, if a fan character is defined via an existing universe that the original creator of the universe has the copyright to, then that fan character doesn't really belong to the fan character author either unless it is stripped off all the ties it has to the mangaka's universe.

I mean, if you say "This character is a Saint (copyright by Kurumada) wears a Cloth (copyright by Kurumada) lives in Sanctuary (copyright by Kurumada) and is the lover of Saint XY (copyright by Kurumada) - what is left of it then when the copyrighted stuff is taken away?

Or if you have "This character is a member of the Dark Kingdom (copyright by Takeuchi), gets orders by Queen Beryl (copyright by Takeuchi), was trained by Kunzite (copyright by Takeuchi), hunts little girls in sailor suits with planetary affiliation in Japan  (copyright by Takeuchi)" etc. - there is not much left if you erase that, either.

(I always rolled on the floor when I read stuff like: "This is my character Whatmineralcoulditbe-ite and he is totally in love with Kunzite and Kunzite loves him, too. Keep your fingers off as he is my property and if you steal him I will send Queen Beryl after you!")

If you take the copyrighted stuff away there is not a lot left of what defines the fan character other than maybe some pretty design, which in itself is rather lifeless. (If the character can stand alone, then you really should present him or her as that - as in this case you can rightfully say "this is my character and my property" - but only if you don't need stuff from an existing universe or existing characters to define him/her.)

I mean, some Frenchies took the character of Astreya and changed her zodiac sign and a lot of other things when they put her into a fanfic of theirs, but how could I object?  As Astreya is defined by being a Saint and all that stuff, she isn't really mine to begin with.  If I'd try to sue in a court, the judges would roll on the floor laughing and point out that it was me who broke copyright in the first place by writing a fanfic with copyrighted material (that is, the whole Saints and Sanctuary stuff).

Maybe this shows you how a published mangaka must feel if s/he sees their characters taken without consent and warped into some weird things (yaoi, yuri and hentai when there is no evidence to it, incest, twincest, shota, lolicon, rape, the characters totally twisted, maybe even gender-bent). How much respect shows that to the mangaka's work?

If you want to have something you can go really ballistic about, then create original characters in an original universe - at least then you can rightfully say these characters are your property and you could even uphold a lawsuit if need be.

BTW, here is the whole OC vs IC/FC journal again, if you don't see the difference between an original and a fan/inserted character:  stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…


Pimping my Groups:

:iconandroid-fans: :iconsvb-universe:

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I looked through the Groups at dA and noticed that there are quite some groups that focus mainly on robots, but a group for yummy human-looking androids was sorely lacking.

Thus I present to you:

:iconandroid-fans:


This group is for people who like artificial guys and gals and for people who think that cyborgs can be pretty hot, too.

So if you like androids like Questor, Data, Lore or the numerous other androids from literature, TV and movies, then feel free to join!

You are just as welcome if you have created original android / gynoid / cyborg characters, too, by the way.

Give Me An Android... by ilovemybishies87 Stamp: Androids do it better by stayka Stamps: I support androids by The-PirateQueen

February 2010 Features

Sun Jan 31, 2010, 5:37 AM
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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Mature Content

Queen of Spades by teturo
by :iconteturo:

2. :thumb152367024: by :iconnao-mirashi:

3. by :iconmami02:

4. His Partner In Crime by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

5. by :iconkaiikaii:

6. Ai-Kon 2010 by snowp by :iconsnowp:

7. by :iconecvcm:

8. Hotel California by mollysa by :iconmollysa:

9. :thumb149087694: by :icononeiron:

10. : Sorrem and Liden - Dance : by IreneRoga by :iconireneroga:

2009 SvB Contest Results

Sun Jan 24, 2010, 1:29 PM
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* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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First I'd like to thank all of the participants for all the effort they put into these artworks. They were really amazing and it was a very difficult choice for us to determine the winners. I'm really sorry that not everybody can get a prize, but after a long and painstaking judgement procedure, the jury (SuzukaShin, OkuniSensei, ShavanaRhea, and stayka ) has come up with a result.

I am not going to post the numbers publicly, as it would be not so nice for the people who didn't get as many points as the winners, but I can give out the numbers of the jury to any contestant who asks - although I will only give the numbers the contestant got, not the numbers of the others to protect their privacy.

The Winners

1. Dreaming of you by Milosflaca by :iconmilosflaca:
2. Defense of the ship by Dido-Antares by :icondido-antares:
3. Acy and Cay by Mami02 by :iconmami02:

Honorary mentions (You almost made it!)

4. Alicia and Cayvyn by StormFedeR by :iconstormfeder:
5. :thumb150413365: by :iconfuu83:
6. :thumb153083700: by :iconlady-susan:

All entries: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

All info about the judging process and the prizes can be found here: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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Prizes:

1. :iconmilosflaca: - Little!Milo, little!Camus and little!Aiolia resting in the evening after their training
2. Jedi Master for Dido-Antares by stayka for :icondido-antares:
3. :iconmami02: - Moruel (Mami02's OC, a fallen angel)
4. :smooch: for :iconstormfeder:  
5. :iconfuu83: - Sexy Hades
6. :iconlady-susan: - Sigyl of Blackmoor (An OC of Lady-Susan's)


(And everybody will get a more elaborate comment for the picture - but that might take a while for me to write. I guess I'll write 2-3 per day and I started with the winners so far ^^)

All 2009 SvB Contest Entries

Mon Jan 18, 2010, 10:20 PM
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1. Alicia and Cayvyn by StormFedeR by :iconstormfeder:

2. :thumb145040825: by :iconthemy:

3. :thumb145643631: by :iconchibiginebra:

4. Defense of the ship by Dido-Antares by :icondido-antares:

5. Infinity and Blackfire Xmas by Zaiburst by :iconzaiburst:

6. Acy and Cay by Mami02 by :iconmami02:

7. :thumb153083700: by :iconlady-susan:

8. Dreaming of you by Milosflaca by :iconmilosflaca:

9. :thumb150413365: by :iconfuu83:

10. :thumb150724001: by :iconecvcm:

11. An Infinity burning Blackfire by Demon-Spirit by :icondemon-spirit:

(The numbers show when the entries came in; they don't reflect any placement.)



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Last Day for SvB Contest

Okay folks - on Jan 18th, 24:00 GMT we'll reach the deadline of my SvB Contest. If you still want to participate, you have to hurry.

By the way, I will give at least the 4th and 5th place a prize, too (one pic with one character), as the quality of the artwork you entered was way beyond my expections.

So here's for speed-drawing late-comers:

Contest Info: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

Already submitted Contest entries: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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Mary-Sue Litmus Test

Oh, and as the other test for inserted and original characters was very shallow, as Plantress rightly pointed out - here is the

Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test: www.springhole.net/quizzes/mar…

Acy got 16 points there (I thought she should have scored higher, but then, her "great plans" rather often backfire and she needs to be gotten out of trouble by the others), but Cayvyn got off with 42 points XD  

The problem with Cay is that the test unfortunately doesn't take into account that androids excel in a lot of areas by default. It even would show C-3PO as horrible Sue as each language a character speaks fluently counts as 1 point. With 6000 languages this accounts for a couple of points for our golden friend. XD

The fact that even a normally pretty good test can come up with some problems is when it doesn't take into account universe background limitations and again the presentation of the character and the relation of the author to the character.

With universe limitations I mean that in SvB, Cay normally can't use his abilities to the max so that he isn't found out as artificial life-form or he would likely be destroyed or deactivated. That's because in the SvB universe, human-identical androids are outlawed - they were used in the past to replace key politicians as marionettes controled by crime organisations, plus it was the case that in the somewhat farther past the Naravinians used much feared battle androids to conquer half of the known space. - As Cay and Alan are actually constructed according to the original Naravinian battle android design, you can imagine that they would get into severe trouble if found out and captured ^^

And about the looks... Cay was explicitely designed to look handsome. Acy: "Why should I design an ugly or even average looking android?" She did scan a couple of male sculptures she considered beautiful and used them to create a 3D model of Cay's exterior that she considered "perfect". XD

OCs vs ICs/FCs

Fri Jan 15, 2010, 10:48 AM
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I have to admit I don't really like the denomination OCs  for characters that are put into an existing universe. I mean, how are you then supposed to call really original characters that have an original background and are set in an original universe? I think OC should better be used for such really original characters.

In the SSF chat, we pondered about the problem and Plantress figured it might be best to call characters that are inserted into an existing universe ICs, that is, inserted characters or maybe better inspired characters. As such it would be clear that they actually don't belong into the universe they were created for, but are inventions of their creators. Looks like some people want to use the acronym FC (fan character) for them - well, that's fine, too, as long as we keep them separated from real OCs. :)

And while we are at it, we can also find an acronym for canon characters, that is CCs.

And as SuzukaShin pointed out there might be characters that belong to several different existing and original universes, we might name these general characters simply GCs, so that we can address this version, too.

Lady Susan pointed out that we should best add HCs (historical characters), too, and Demon-Spirit thought that there should be another denomination for MCs, that is mythical characters.

Hopefully that now completes the list:

CC - canon character (e.g. Pegasus Seiya, Harry Potter)
IC/FC - inserted/fan character (e.g. Astreya or Himiko)
OC - original character (e.g. Alycia Blade or Sir Cayvyn)
GC - general character (e.g. SuzukaShin's Mitasi)
HC - historical character (e.g. Louis XIV, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar)
MC - mythical character (e.g. Pallas Athene, Lucifer, Isis)

I just replaced every "OC" in the descriptions of artworks of inserted chars I did with "IC (=inserted character). And if I see someone post an IC, I comment and just ask "if that is an original character, how do you call a really original character that lives in an original universe, too?" That way one makes people aware of the problem and hopefully change their notions. ^^

Here: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/… stayka.deviantart.com/journal/… stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…
And finally my OCs are truly OCs: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

So if you like this more consistent and easy-to-understand terminology, why don't you spread it in your journals, too?

More on the Subject:

You might also want to take a look at Milosflaca's journal as she explained things a bit more elaborately than I did: milosflaca.deviantart.com/jour…

SuzukaShin has another take on the topic you might want to read: suzukashin.deviantart.com/jour…

Here's Lady Susan on HCs: lady-susan.deviantart.com/jour…

A PSA from Tenn by Tenn1502 by :icontenn1502: addressed the problem some time ago already.

OCs and FCs by newborndeath by :iconnewborndeath:  And here we have Newborn's take!

Stamp: Fanchars are not OCs by Jammerlee

Random Character Quiz

Mon Jan 11, 2010, 6:11 PM
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Character quiz taken from :iconplantress:

RULES:
Write out the names of your characters and explain:

1.) How you thought of their name.
2.) What made you create the character in the first place.
3.) How the character has changed over time (If they have changed).
4.) Any random fun fact about that character.
5.) Then tag 3 people. No tag-backs.

I choose Shizukawa Himiko (Saint Seiya IC=inserted character), Astreya Kariakis (Saint Seiya IC), Alycia Blade (SvB OC=original character) and Sir Cayvyn (SvB OC) as characters.

Shizukawa Himiko by stayka 1. Shizukawa Himiko - her last name means "quiet/tranquil river" and her first name can be translated as "fire priestess". I loved the idea of having a "fire priestess" harassing the poor ice saint Aquarius Camus, that's why I chose that name.

Triangulum Borealis Astreya by stayka Astreya Kariakis - Astreya is of course derived from Astraea, the star maiden and goddess of justice who left the Earth in the age of bronze as last of the gods, and it is said that her return shall herald a new utopia on Earth. Kariakis was chosen because it sounded somewhat Greek.

Char Reference Acy aka Karylla by stayka Alycia Cherylla Khyshisall-Blade aka Karylla Noir - the name Alycia Cherylla Khyshisall was created according to the name structure I designed for the inhabitants of the planet Enaryshavell; the surname "Blade" I had to take up as Shavana chose the name "Jeremy Blade" as the name of Acy and Nardia's father. Karylla Noir just sounded neat, and "noir" is French for "black".

Char Reference Cayvyn aka Ryko by stayka Sir Cayvyn of Southern Ayryana aka Ryko Maiell - the Naravinian names are losely based on names from Welsh Arthurian mythology; so Cayvyn is somewhat related to either Kevin or Cai. The name of his family was just one of the place names I created for the planet Naravina. Ryko Maiell is in fact another name that is designed according to the Enaryshan naming structure.


2. Himiko was created to make fun of classical Mary-Sues. Himiko is hopelessly in love with Camus and would do anything to get him to marry her and have at least a dozen kids with him. Unfortunately, Himiko is 10 years older than Camus, and she gets so much on his nerves that he would love to relieve her from her misery (and even tried so by putting her into a Freezing Coffin twice so far). Unfortunately, Himiko is very resilient and she decided to adopt Hyoga as cute little son, which leads to Hyoga trying to trick Camus into accepting Himiko's advances. Camus is not amused at all, and hilarity ensues.

Astreya was another character to address typical Mary-Sue topics and turn them topsy-turvy. (Astreya is a normal girl who is too old to become a Saint and has to deal with the weird life of Athena's Saints that seem to be more like an obsolete sect worshiping an ancient Greek goddess and she reflects the strange ways of the Saints through the eyes of a common, down-to-the-earth young woman.)

Alycia is just a total over the top space opera heroine in the vein of a typical Golden Age space hero like Captain Future. She is outrageous, chaotic and doesn't take herself too serious at all. She's somewhat my answer to the typical classical male space hero. Girl power! :D

Cayvyn is an android whom I designed as I was fed up by most SF androids who always wanted to be human. As a matter of fact, why should he strive to become an inferior life-form that has lesser memory capacity, processing speed, sensory equipment, strength, durability etc? Cayvyn's main conflict is the question how much of a free will he actually has and how much is determined by the fact that his operating system was originally created by Alycia.


3. Himiko hasn't actually changed much during the story, but then, she was created as airhead and not really as a serious character in the first place.

Astreya changed a lot. She was originally a simply humorous character who served as foil to take a look at the life at Sanctuary. When she was forced to become a Saint (or get killed so that the Triangulum Cloth could be passed to a more worthy person), she became more and more somber and cynical, especially as her job became choosing kids as Saint candidates and bringing them to Sanctuary, well knowing that only maybe 1 of 10 would survive the training.

Alycia started out as bored rich heiress who took up her father's vigilante job mainly out of boredom, but in time she discovered she could make a difference with her scientific knowledge and gadgets.

Cayvyn began as a character who was rather deferent towards Acy and relied on her to make decisions and come up with interesting plans. After his elder "brother" Alan copied him a large number of files that were missing from his operating system (as Acy deleted everything she deemed inappropriate from the original OS that she found at the Firestar Crystals), Cayvyn became a lot more independant and self-assured. Now he tries to figure out what of his personality was actually created by Acy and what evolved from his self-improving AI software.


4. Himiko is 30 years of age, but she still wants to have at least a dozen children with Camus.

Astreya is 8cm taller than her brother Astrios and always teases him to be "her truly little brother".

Alycia hates the colour pink. As a matter of fact, she hates neon colours in general. She thinks that creating this image was the single worst idea she ever had in her life. Her space yacht "Dreamsong" is snow white from the outside and decorated with neon pink plush in the inside. Alycia can't sing even if her life would depend on it. That doesn't hinder her to sing along loud and offkey with her favourite bands that are notorious for they loud and usually very unmelodic music (think "trash metal" or "punk").

Cayvyn is perfect. Or at least that's what he claims. Acy thinks he has an ego the size of a mammoth tree. Cay can't stand the music Acy loves. His hobby is tuning spaceships.

5. As usual I don't tag anyone. ^^

Feature: Gift Art that I got in 2009

Wed Jan 6, 2010, 10:41 AM
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* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
* Creating Art with the GIMP: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…
* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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Here you can admire the artworks that I got this year as kiribans, trades, or gifts. I didn't add the pictures that were explicitely created as contest entries here as they have an entry of their own. I'm really happy about the beautiful artworks I got! Thank you so much! :smooch:

Afternoon by the Nympheas by Lady-Susan by :iconlady-susan:

For Stayka2 by SO6W by :iconso6w:

:thumb147479380: by :iconthemy:

Alycia n Cayvyn :Request: by SkullsandHeartbones by :iconskullsandheartbones:

Sketch - SirCayvyn by RXGDO by :iconrxgdo:

Alicia and Cayvyn by StormFedeR by :iconstormfeder:

On top of the world by Steffel by :iconsteffel:

:thumb141534176: by :iconfuu83:

:thumb140022516: by ::iconzinnabar:

:thumb139760475: by :iconmomo-chansempai:

The Treasured One by Marynchan by :iconmarynchan:

:thumb137297962: by :iconthemy:

Gift for Stayka by Kei-S by :iconkei-s:

Karilla and Ryko by StormFedeR by :iconstormfeder:

Happy Nudges 5000 by Phyrra by :iconphyrra:

Fallen Angel - Deathmask by Doku-Sama by :icondoku-sama:

5,000 Hits by Phyrra by :iconphyrra:

:thumb130256946: by :iconl-silver:

:thumb128528950: by :iconarumuelle:

:thumb125533207: :thumb123217196: by :iconthemy:

:thumb125000703: by :iconfuu83:

:thumb121905783: by :iconyuki207:

:thumb118169590: by :iconhiks-naranja:

GiftArt:DM and Shaina by Demon-Spirit GiftArt:DM and Shaina colored by Demon-Spirit by :icondemon-spirit:

For Stayka by SO6W by :iconso6w:

Stairway to Heaven by SuzukaShin by :iconsuzukashin:

:thumb114615071: by :icondavide76:

:thumb114504429: by :iconlithiumsaint:

Olivia, Astreya and Ayoko OCs by Tezuka-chan by :icontezuka-chan:

Metalface mirrored by StormFedeR by :iconstormfeder:

Mature Content

AT-Metal Face and Karen by Blatterbury
by :iconblatterbury:

Show me your soft side by SuzukaShin Insecticide by SuzukaShin by :iconsuzukashin:

Hands off, You son of a bitch. by Milosflaca by :iconmilosflaca:

:thumb108114627: by :iconariel-orea:

Kiriban_2 20001 by Doku-Sama Chibi Deathmask by Doku-Sama by :icondoku-sama:

By the way, I added Doku-Sama's piece here even though it was originally uploaded on Dec 27th, but she updated the colouring recently and made it look much nicer!

January 2010 Features

Wed Dec 30, 2009, 12:26 PM
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* ToDo List + Trade Info: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…
* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
* Creating Art with the GIMP: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…
* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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1. RO Commish-The Awakening by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

2. by :iconpriss-bloodempress:

3. alas negras v.2 by yami11 by :iconyami11:

4. 28. Family portrait by Angevelinka by :iconangevelinka:

5. Almost a year by Misrav by :iconmisrav:

6. Sexy jutsu holidays by StormFedeR by :iconstormfeder:

7.

Mature Content

Under the rain... HB Feder :D by Dido-Antares
by :icondido-antares:

8. Zoe by Plantress by :iconplantress:

9. :thumb148514227: by :iconzinnabar:

10. SSeiya - Saint Shaka by OkuniSensei by :iconokunisensei:

December 2009 Features

Sun Dec 6, 2009, 10:40 PM

Music from another Time and Space

Tue Nov 10, 2009, 3:30 PM
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* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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As SuzukaShin asked for some music for her project, I browsed a little through YouTube to find links so that I could show her my favourite music pieces.

Alas, I thought, why not show it to everybody here. And I guess if you look at Toyah, you might realize one of the inspirations for Alycia Cherylla Khyshisall-Blade (with the main exception that Acy can't sing at all XD).

Toyah is definitely very unusual. Here is some of her stuff to look at:

I want to be free: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCHEO4…
Ieya: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6p8i…
Good Morning Universe: tinyurl.com/yla497x
We Are: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBcT55…
Race Through Space: tinyurl.com/ygldcz3
Creepy Room: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4kbn3…
Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgIUs_…
War Boys: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e2BIg…
Blue Meanings: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nfgiD…
It's a Mystery: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgee3I…
Thunder in the Mountains: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtPj_i…
Broken Diamonds: tinyurl.com/ycuzlw2
Victims of the Riddle: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IMGdC…
Brave New World: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xA4Hn…
Danced: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqBRZF…
Demolition Men: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYXUmC…
Rebel Run: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE-zpz…
The Vow: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue21bz…
Angel and me: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfP9-…
The Packt: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIX1oa…
I explode: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_SIP3…


Alphaville is more mainstream. Here are some videos of them:

Big in Japan: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXPUkr…
Summer in Berlin:www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qST8…
To Germany With Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wq2Lm…
A Victory of Love: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpb4I6…
Forever Young: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7CuJ8…
Sounds like a melody: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ypvb…
Sensations: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvbeWE…
Fallen Angel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqHA23…
Carol Masters: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXmSb7…
Pandora's Lullaby: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKC9F…
Nostradamus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i8ZXN…
Seeds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aW9Y2…
Wishful Thinking: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xzegf…
For a Million: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLuM61…;
Lassie Come Home: tinyurl.com/yb4z6cw
Fantastic Dream: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSWhku…
Ivory Tower: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl5KlO…


Cool, I just saw that Lene Lovich also has some clips at YouTube:

Bird Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=maucjG…
New Toy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VgDS…
Telepathy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_btQ…
Angels: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpOz4Z…
The Night: tinyurl.com/ylms9dm
Wonderful One: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1PnZB…
You can't kill me: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGVOzH…
Rocky Road: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIdvwz…


Oh! And Hazel O'Connor:

Eighth Day: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBkvcQ…
If Only: www.youtube.com/watch?v=62rHOq…
Cover Plus: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nfwJ-…

November 2009 Features

Fri Oct 30, 2009, 3:54 AM
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* Featured Art (Gifts, Trades + Kiribans for me): 2010 | 2009 | 2008
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* How to get my Kiriban + my Kiriban Art: stayka.deviantart.com/journal/…

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1. :thumb140022516: by :iconzinnabar:

2. Wonderland by DaHaloChick by :icondahalochick:

3. Soliloquy by Misrav by :iconmisrav:

4. SS:Broken by animemangakuryujiru by :iconanimemangakuryujiru:

5. Mermaid Princess by Dido-Antares by :icondido-antares:

6. :thumb138695363: by :iconfuckiyo-sama:

7. Nicole by alejoya by :iconalejoya:

8. :thumb141976537: by :iconchibiginebra:

9. by :iconshirei-shou:

10. Practice by RXGDO by :iconrxgdo: