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The Nexus War

Tue May 3, 2016, 12:23 AM
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Again, taking a break from politics.  But still #bernieorbust

Let's talk about the Nexus War for a moment now I'm back on my Warcraft ranting mood.

What is the Nexus War?

Well, Wowpedia says this...

The Nexus War was a conflict between the blue dragonflight and the alliance between the Wyrmrest Accord - a coalition of the four remaining dragonflights - and the Kirin Tor of Dalaran. The war was instigated by Malygos the Spell-Weaver, the Aspect of the blue dragonflight and Lord of Magic.


Short.  And...that's it.  Short.  And that's why we need to focus on it.

Malygos the Spell-Weaver Redesign by Ghostwalker2061



Because, why the hell wasn't the Nexus War the actual focus of the second expansion pack of World of Warcraft?  Why did we need to focus on the Lich King when Malygos was actually the bigger threat?

I've been told that various other Warcraft fans, including even Jesse Cox, seem to be asking the same question.  Someone give me a video of him talking about it, please.  I wanna hear Jesse bitch about how it was stupid to put the Nexus War in with the Lich King.

For about ten thousand years, Malygos the Spell-Weaver, Aspect of Magic, sat in a funk of depression after his brother, (in my stories his consort)...his best friend Neltharion, now called Deathwing, destroyed a decent chunk of his flight with the Dragon Soul.

Wowedia says that Malygos got out of this funk when Tyrgosa came back from Outland with Nether Drakes, gave them to Malygos, and he consumed them and allowed their energies to get him out of his madness.

Which contradicts the Day of the Dragon scene, where destroying the Dragon Soul was the reason why Malygos got out of his funk.

So much anger right now.

Stop doing this!

So, we have conflicting reasons as to what brought Malygos out of his depression right there. 

But basically, after Malygos got out of his funk of depression, he opened up his leyline map, looked at it, and noticed that the magic was out of control on Azeroth.  You see, for 10 thousand years, Malygos wasn't doing his job, so the magic of Azeroth wasn't being properly maintained.  Not many blue dragons were helping out due to their low numbers, and...yeah...Malygos woke up said: "Oh shit, I'm late for work!"  Went to work and found out half the office was destroyed.  And someone used the office budget to buy drugs off the black market, or got into some shady business deals with some arms dealers, and now Malygos' business has to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Oh, and his dog died.

It's not Malygos' day.

So, the first thing he does when he assesses the damage is basically take away the magic by rerouting the leylines around Azeroth back to the Nexus.  Because shit went down, and this was a last desperate attempt to fix the mess. 

However, I'm going off of the whole unreliable narrator thing as in to say, we don't know what the fucking hell is going on in Malygos' mind as to why he decided to redirect all arcane energy back to the Nexus.  We just know he did it, it's bad, and now we have to kick his ass for it.

Malygos sends out his loyal blue dragons to kill off any mortal using magic, especially the Kirin Tor, and well, Alexstrasza, Rhonin, Kalec, and a few others decide to band together and stop him.

It ended up with Malygos capturing Keristrasza due to Keristrasza smashing eggs from Malygos' own brood, the few he had left basically.  So, he decided to force her to become his new consort, hoping to get some eggs out of her.  Which is impossible because I stated dragons can't cross flight breed.

Basically it was a big fuck you to Alexstrasza.

The Wyrmrest Accord then calls upon Adventurers who were in Northrend at the time because they need to settle a score with Arthas the Lich King, and well, it was just convenient for the Kirin Tor and Wyrmrest to hire them.

Basically the whole Nexus War was an optional side questline to the main questline, which was more or less about kicking Arthas' ass.  And when we help the Red Dragonflight, the Red Dragonflight then come in to burn away the Blight at the doorstep of Icecrown...and there we go.

More or less, the Nexus War ends with we going in to the Eye of Eternity to kick a very pissed off Ninja Turtle's ass.

Wait...what?

Oh, it's because Malygos is voiced by Cam Clarke.  He should have also said Cowabunga!

Oh, Leonardo, you're my least favorite Dragon Aspect!

We get help from the Red Dragonflight, and then Alexstrasza comes into deliver the final blow, and then this very unmoving, unfeeling eulogy.

  • I did what I had to, brother. You gave me no alternative.
  • And so ends the Nexus war.
  • This resolution pains me deeply, but the destruction - the monumental loss of life - had to end. Regardless of Malygos's recent transgressions, I will mourn his loss. He was once a guardian, a protector. This day, one of the world's mightiests, has fallen.




  • The Red Dragonflight will take on the burden of mending the devastation brought on Azeroth. Return home to your people and rest. Tomorrow will bring you new challenges, and you must be ready to face them. Life, goes on.


Because, fuck you Malygos. You weren't important enough to have a full character arc in this expansion.  Just move out of the way for the real star of the show...Neltharion's whiny, undead, brother-in-law who has lots of daddy issues.

AKA, this asshole.

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Who, by the way, has your god damned, undead wife, Malygos!  Why the hell didn't you do ANYTHING about it?  Icecrown would have been over in two seconds if you would have went in there and kicked Arthas' ass for desecrating your beloved Prime Consort's grave by raising her skeleton and forcing her to serve him.

The whole war of the Lich King would have been over if you turned your attention to Icecrown to save your undead wife!  Why the hell did we even need to go to war with Arthas?  Someone could have said: "Hey, Malygos.  That asshole in Icecrown has your Prime Consort's remain, reanimated them, and is using her to help control his undead army!  You should totally kick his ass!"

My fucking god, guys.  Why was Arthas more important than Malygos?  Malygos, who was redirecting all the arcane energies into his home and said: "I have the power to unleash their force and obliterate this world!"

Really, was Arthas that much of a threat compared to God Dragon who commands all of arcana on Azeroth? 

I talk about how much of a threat Neltharion is due to his ties to the planet, that he can make the planet do what he actually wants, and this is why people like Varian and Garrosh nee to watch their step.

But Malygos is the other side of the General Relativity Equation.  Gamma Ray burst, anyone?  Who could actually send forth energy so volatile that going to hide in a dungeon would still equal an extremely bad sunburn?  Or not to mention sending out bursts of energy and radiation so nasty that it kills all vegetation, shuts down cell reproduction, and pretty much fry everything in your body.

Neltharion isn't the only one who has access to radiation folks.  The difference is, Malygos can actually control it!  Neltharion just leaks the poison, Malygos can fuck you over with microwaves, X-rays, UV light, and Gamma rays. 

He could even spout the indigo death breaths of Kiryuu fucking Knight if he wanted to!  Malygos shoots out super-heated plasma from his mouth, you are vaporized in an instant, the carbon remains burnt into the concrete.

And we were worried about the Lich  King?  Is Chris Metzen and the Blizzard story team fucking high?  Probably!

I actually want to say that the way they should have handled it, take Malygos out of the Lich King expansion, and make an expansion for him.

Or!  Put him in Cataclysm.  Maybe the reason for the Nexus War is Malygos attempting to stop Deathwing.  Either he's trying to gather up the energies to destroy Deathwing, one last fight with the brother who betrayed him, or perhaps trying to find a way to help Deathwing, as in saving him! 

It's why this line is in Rise of the Sha.

“Well, before I could even figure out what I could to save him [Neltharion], you [Alexstrasza] had me killed.”Malygos - Chapter 3, Pandaria: Rise of the Sha
Yeah, you better believe I wanted Malygos to come and save Neltharion.  But, nope!  Green Jesus, aka Thrall the World Shaman did that instead.  Because even I had use a Green Jesus plot element in order to make some of the fans happy.

Why the hell didn't we focus on the actual threat to Azeroth?  Why did we have to focus on the Lich King?

One thing I started realizing as to why both characters got the shaft.  They never really got a book that was dedicated to them only.  Neither Neltharion or Malygos got a book that focused upon them as the main characters. 

So, we have these unreliable narrator bits from other people saying why they are evil, why they need to be put down, and why we should just go along with it.  But we never see it from their views.

The only time Malygos seemed to have some sort of actual main character status was in Dawn of the Aspects, and was only because Kalecgos was along for the ride.

Even then, that was a gigantic cheat on Malygos!

We never get to see anything from Malygos own thoughts.  Or even from Neltharion's own thoughts.  Well, we did kinda in the War of Ancients trilogy because some chapters focused upon him.  But by that time, he was Snidely Whiplash evil, and well, we couldn't sympathize with him at all.

And don't give me that tripe that it's because they are villains.  Arthas himself had a book completely dedicated to him.  He was the main character.

Deathwing/Neltharion played the part of the villain in most of the books he was in, or he was just an inconvenience for the main characters to deal with.  Granted, yeah, we got to see some bits in his mind, how he treats Onyxia and Nefarian with love and respect.  How he addresses other characters or interacts with them.  Or even how his anguish and sorry actually moved Khadgar...which is why in the unfinished Light and Laughter, I had Khadgar wanting Neltharion's forgiveness for destroying his children that day...and not understanding why Neltharion kept saying Khadgar did the right thing.

Mostly because then Neltharion would have to forgive himself for smashing Twilight Dragon eggs.  Because, yeah, at last, killing children bothered the fuck outta him, even if those children were his, but wanted to euthanize him.

Poor Squishy.  He has all the luck, all of it bad.

And so does Malygos.

But this statement is why I have Neltharion as the main character in my series.  Because he never had any books where he was the protagonist. 

And we need a book that has Neltharion or Deathwing as the protagonist.  We need to see things from their eyes.  We even need a book that has Malygos as the protagonist.

But, we'll never get it.  Meanwhile, another villain, Illidan, gets another book dedicated to him, AND he gets a second expansion pack!  Why the fucking hell does Illidan need two expansion packs?!



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The Nexus War

Tue May 3, 2016, 12:23 AM
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Again, taking a break from politics.  But still #bernieorbust

Let's talk about the Nexus War for a moment now I'm back on my Warcraft ranting mood.

What is the Nexus War?

Well, Wowpedia says this...

The Nexus War was a conflict between the blue dragonflight and the alliance between the Wyrmrest Accord - a coalition of the four remaining dragonflights - and the Kirin Tor of Dalaran. The war was instigated by Malygos the Spell-Weaver, the Aspect of the blue dragonflight and Lord of Magic.


Short.  And...that's it.  Short.  And that's why we need to focus on it.

Malygos the Spell-Weaver Redesign by Ghostwalker2061



Because, why the hell wasn't the Nexus War the actual focus of the second expansion pack of World of Warcraft?  Why did we need to focus on the Lich King when Malygos was actually the bigger threat?

I've been told that various other Warcraft fans, including even Jesse Cox, seem to be asking the same question.  Someone give me a video of him talking about it, please.  I wanna hear Jesse bitch about how it was stupid to put the Nexus War in with the Lich King.

For about ten thousand years, Malygos the Spell-Weaver, Aspect of Magic, sat in a funk of depression after his brother, (in my stories his consort)...his best friend Neltharion, now called Deathwing, destroyed a decent chunk of his flight with the Dragon Soul.

Wowedia says that Malygos got out of this funk when Tyrgosa came back from Outland with Nether Drakes, gave them to Malygos, and he consumed them and allowed their energies to get him out of his madness.

Which contradicts the Day of the Dragon scene, where destroying the Dragon Soul was the reason why Malygos got out of his funk.

So much anger right now.

Stop doing this!

So, we have conflicting reasons as to what brought Malygos out of his depression right there. 

But basically, after Malygos got out of his funk of depression, he opened up his leyline map, looked at it, and noticed that the magic was out of control on Azeroth.  You see, for 10 thousand years, Malygos wasn't doing his job, so the magic of Azeroth wasn't being properly maintained.  Not many blue dragons were helping out due to their low numbers, and...yeah...Malygos woke up said: "Oh shit, I'm late for work!"  Went to work and found out half the office was destroyed.  And someone used the office budget to buy drugs off the black market, or got into some shady business deals with some arms dealers, and now Malygos' business has to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Oh, and his dog died.

It's not Malygos' day.

So, the first thing he does when he assesses the damage is basically take away the magic by rerouting the leylines around Azeroth back to the Nexus.  Because shit went down, and this was a last desperate attempt to fix the mess. 

However, I'm going off of the whole unreliable narrator thing as in to say, we don't know what the fucking hell is going on in Malygos' mind as to why he decided to redirect all arcane energy back to the Nexus.  We just know he did it, it's bad, and now we have to kick his ass for it.

Malygos sends out his loyal blue dragons to kill off any mortal using magic, especially the Kirin Tor, and well, Alexstrasza, Rhonin, Kalec, and a few others decide to band together and stop him.

It ended up with Malygos capturing Keristrasza due to Keristrasza smashing eggs from Malygos' own brood, the few he had left basically.  So, he decided to force her to become his new consort, hoping to get some eggs out of her.  Which is impossible because I stated dragons can't cross flight breed.

Basically it was a big fuck you to Alexstrasza.

The Wyrmrest Accord then calls upon Adventurers who were in Northrend at the time because they need to settle a score with Arthas the Lich King, and well, it was just convenient for the Kirin Tor and Wyrmrest to hire them.

Basically the whole Nexus War was an optional side questline to the main questline, which was more or less about kicking Arthas' ass.  And when we help the Red Dragonflight, the Red Dragonflight then come in to burn away the Blight at the doorstep of Icecrown...and there we go.

More or less, the Nexus War ends with we going in to the Eye of Eternity to kick a very pissed off Ninja Turtle's ass.

Wait...what?

Oh, it's because Malygos is voiced by Cam Clarke.  He should have also said Cowabunga!

Oh, Leonardo, you're my least favorite Dragon Aspect!

We get help from the Red Dragonflight, and then Alexstrasza comes into deliver the final blow, and then this very unmoving, unfeeling eulogy.

  • I did what I had to, brother. You gave me no alternative.
  • And so ends the Nexus war.
  • This resolution pains me deeply, but the destruction - the monumental loss of life - had to end. Regardless of Malygos's recent transgressions, I will mourn his loss. He was once a guardian, a protector. This day, one of the world's mightiests, has fallen.




  • The Red Dragonflight will take on the burden of mending the devastation brought on Azeroth. Return home to your people and rest. Tomorrow will bring you new challenges, and you must be ready to face them. Life, goes on.


Because, fuck you Malygos. You weren't important enough to have a full character arc in this expansion.  Just move out of the way for the real star of the show...Neltharion's whiny, undead, brother-in-law who has lots of daddy issues.

AKA, this asshole.

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Who, by the way, has your god damned, undead wife, Malygos!  Why the hell didn't you do ANYTHING about it?  Icecrown would have been over in two seconds if you would have went in there and kicked Arthas' ass for desecrating your beloved Prime Consort's grave by raising her skeleton and forcing her to serve him.

The whole war of the Lich King would have been over if you turned your attention to Icecrown to save your undead wife!  Why the hell did we even need to go to war with Arthas?  Someone could have said: "Hey, Malygos.  That asshole in Icecrown has your Prime Consort's remain, reanimated them, and is using her to help control his undead army!  You should totally kick his ass!"

My fucking god, guys.  Why was Arthas more important than Malygos?  Malygos, who was redirecting all the arcane energies into his home and said: "I have the power to unleash their force and obliterate this world!"

Really, was Arthas that much of a threat compared to God Dragon who commands all of arcana on Azeroth? 

I talk about how much of a threat Neltharion is due to his ties to the planet, that he can make the planet do what he actually wants, and this is why people like Varian and Garrosh nee to watch their step.

But Malygos is the other side of the General Relativity Equation.  Gamma Ray burst, anyone?  Who could actually send forth energy so volatile that going to hide in a dungeon would still equal an extremely bad sunburn?  Or not to mention sending out bursts of energy and radiation so nasty that it kills all vegetation, shuts down cell reproduction, and pretty much fry everything in your body.

Neltharion isn't the only one who has access to radiation folks.  The difference is, Malygos can actually control it!  Neltharion just leaks the poison, Malygos can fuck you over with microwaves, X-rays, UV light, and Gamma rays. 

He could even spout the indigo death breaths of Kiryuu fucking Knight if he wanted to!  Malygos shoots out super-heated plasma from his mouth, you are vaporized in an instant, the carbon remains burnt into the concrete.

And we were worried about the Lich  King?  Is Chris Metzen and the Blizzard story team fucking high?  Probably!

I actually want to say that the way they should have handled it, take Malygos out of the Lich King expansion, and make an expansion for him.

Or!  Put him in Cataclysm.  Maybe the reason for the Nexus War is Malygos attempting to stop Deathwing.  Either he's trying to gather up the energies to destroy Deathwing, one last fight with the brother who betrayed him, or perhaps trying to find a way to help Deathwing, as in saving him! 

It's why this line is in Rise of the Sha.

“Well, before I could even figure out what I could to save him [Neltharion], you [Alexstrasza] had me killed.”Malygos - Chapter 3, Pandaria: Rise of the Sha
Yeah, you better believe I wanted Malygos to come and save Neltharion.  But, nope!  Green Jesus, aka Thrall the World Shaman did that instead.  Because even I had use a Green Jesus plot element in order to make some of the fans happy.

Why the hell didn't we focus on the actual threat to Azeroth?  Why did we have to focus on the Lich King?

One thing I started realizing as to why both characters got the shaft.  They never really got a book that was dedicated to them only.  Neither Neltharion or Malygos got a book that focused upon them as the main characters. 

So, we have these unreliable narrator bits from other people saying why they are evil, why they need to be put down, and why we should just go along with it.  But we never see it from their views.

The only time Malygos seemed to have some sort of actual main character status was in Dawn of the Aspects, and was only because Kalecgos was along for the ride.

Even then, that was a gigantic cheat on Malygos!

We never get to see anything from Malygos own thoughts.  Or even from Neltharion's own thoughts.  Well, we did kinda in the War of Ancients trilogy because some chapters focused upon him.  But by that time, he was Snidely Whiplash evil, and well, we couldn't sympathize with him at all.

And don't give me that tripe that it's because they are villains.  Arthas himself had a book completely dedicated to him.  He was the main character.

Deathwing/Neltharion played the part of the villain in most of the books he was in, or he was just an inconvenience for the main characters to deal with.  Granted, yeah, we got to see some bits in his mind, how he treats Onyxia and Nefarian with love and respect.  How he addresses other characters or interacts with them.  Or even how his anguish and sorry actually moved Khadgar...which is why in the unfinished Light and Laughter, I had Khadgar wanting Neltharion's forgiveness for destroying his children that day...and not understanding why Neltharion kept saying Khadgar did the right thing.

Mostly because then Neltharion would have to forgive himself for smashing Twilight Dragon eggs.  Because, yeah, at last, killing children bothered the fuck outta him, even if those children were his, but wanted to euthanize him.

Poor Squishy.  He has all the luck, all of it bad.

And so does Malygos.

But this statement is why I have Neltharion as the main character in my series.  Because he never had any books where he was the protagonist. 

And we need a book that has Neltharion or Deathwing as the protagonist.  We need to see things from their eyes.  We even need a book that has Malygos as the protagonist.

But, we'll never get it.  Meanwhile, another villain, Illidan, gets another book dedicated to him, AND he gets a second expansion pack!  Why the fucking hell does Illidan need two expansion packs?!



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Titans Fried or Scrambled

Sun May 1, 2016, 11:11 PM
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I want to let everyone know right now...I am aware of this...

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I know that exists and I am currently reading it.  And yes, a lot of it kinda messes up what I'm doing with Tectonic Divergence.  Some of it kinda fits in more with what me and :icong-chaser: is doing with the Halo/Mass Effect stories.

Especially the Old Gods bit that fits in more with what King Ghidorah wants to do with the Great Multiverse.

And originally in older drafts of the various stories about Neltharion, the Old Gods were other avatars for King Ghidorah.  Yeah.

*sigh*

Okay, yes, so I know that exists just in case some of you guys start bringing it up.  And because of that, at last, Chris Metzen and his team finally told us what the whole "Final Titan" thing was in that book.  Basically, as many tinfoil hat theorists stated, Titans are born out of the cores of various planets.  Mostly rocky planets.

Not every world has a Titan inside of it incubating, but yes, Azeroth has a baby Titan inside of it.  Which explains why the Well of Eternity exists.  Why does the Well of Eternity exists?  Because Aman'Thul jumped the shark and ripped Y'shaarj out of what was once called the Continent of the Dark Empire, which broke the core that was the baby Titan egg...and that orange stuff coming out of the Maelstrom is the embryonic fluid leaking out to this day.

And it is why they discovered they can't just get rid of the corruption the easy way.  So, they had to leave Azeroth alone.

I will say it answers a lot of questions, but then it also gets rid of some of the more interesting ideas of what Blizzard planned for the demons, being that the Titans used demons as servants to fight their wars against the Darkness, or something, as mentioned in the Burning Crusade. 

Here are some videos on it if you don't want to read the whole thing.





But to really fuck with many of you due to this book being out, I might finally do an image that will spoil Tectonic Divergence forever.  It goes into who Neltharion is, what role he plays...all within one image.

One simple image.

Or hell, I'll just spell it out for you in this simple thing...

Spoilers!


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Yup.  That's what that means!  There will be art to support it later.

But that's what that means.  And I did a spoiler warning for you just in case.

But what does this mean for the stories?  Well, I did say everything up to the Cataclysm is canon.  Now what I mean about that is simple...I mean the books written up to the Cataclysm is canon.  The books written afterwards, not canon.  Which, yes includes this book.

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Dawn of the Aspects is not Canon to Tectonic Divergence.

We got it?  Which means the Chronicles book isn't exactly canon either.  Though I may borrow some things that might fit into Tectonic Divergence because we are talking about a Dragon Aspect here, and he would have some knowledge of what happened in the past, or would eventually gain access to the truth of what happened in the past.  So, it is something to refer to.  But not all of it will be canon in Tectonic Divergence.

Besides...how could anyone would want to kill off such an adorable face?!

Neltharion the Worldmender by Ghostwalker2061

He's so adorable!  Though does this mean that Sargeras is adorable too?  DISCUSS!!!!

Anyway.  What are the Titans at least in my stories, or how do I treat the Titans in my stories?  Well, I treat them more like super advanced, hyperdimensional beings, which I suppose is also how the Chronicles treats them.  But they are less being like this...

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And more being like this...

Kedzuel and the Reaper upclose by Ghostwalker2061

Yes, in the original drafts of Tectonic Divergence, the Titans were related to the Kethosi, or rather they WERE the Kethosi.

And I attributed to their humanoid looking form as being what the Azerothians imagined them to be because that is what they mostly looked like.  Humanoid.  And also they created the Watchers to look humanoid because "In a Form You're More Comfortable With" trope.

But I had long abandoned that idea and kept to the actual Lore of the Titans being humanoid in appearance.  But they still are very much like the Kethosi, as in they are sufficiently advanced, hyper dimensional aliens who are capable of creating worlds, and creating and altering the evolution of life.  The Kethosi are those aliens who are more than capable of actually building worlds and altering the evolution of life on those worlds.  The Titans are no different in this aspect.  Which is why scrambled Titans aren't a think in my stories.  As in, unless I find it narrative positive in my story, no Titan inside of an egg at the heart of any planets.

But the Titans are capable of building worlds, like the Kethosi are, creating dimensions and filling them with all sorts of things, and are also capable of seeding life upon those worlds.

I also like to think in the beginning of Azeroth, the Titans stayed on the planet and lived there for a while, acting as the head of the reconstruction effort to re-order Azeroth after their battle with the Old Gods and the Elementals.  As in, they weren't in the sky watching down from the heavens, but were there alongside their servants, the Titan Watchers, the Vrykul, the Tol'vir, the Mogu, the Earthen, and the Mechagnomes...as well as the pre-Aspect Dragonflights.

It was when the Aspects were built that the Titans finally felt their job was done and they could officially leave because the Aspects more or less were taking their place on Azeroth as the Overseers of the various Titan Constructs.

Meaning, yeah, the Dragon Aspects were more or less the rulers of Azeroth, acting as the avatars of the Titans they embodied, which means Alexstrasza and Ysera were acting for Eonar.

Nozdormu acted for Aman'Thul.

Malygos acted for Norgannon.

Neltharion acted for Khaz'Goroth.

Aman'Thul agreed with Eonar to appoint Alexstrasza as Queen of all the Dragonflights due to her compassion, and also because she was the least powerful of the five Aspects, it means that they must understand that great strength and power does not mean leadership.  Alexstrasza appoints Neltharion as her Right Hand and Advisor, seeing his strength and wisdom as a plus of course, and because as she said in Rise of the Sha, that she knew he was the only one strong enough to help carry the five flights with her.

And Neltharion and Malygos, due to their connection of how matter and energy are pretty much one and the same, married their flights together and created the Black-Blue Dragonflight.

Which put some weight off of Alexstrasza because now she only had four to look after.  And with the addition of Malygos as Neltharion's support, they could work a lot better together.  However, there is a missing element to the equation, one that will be filled at last in the Pandaria story.  That being Aman'Thul's son Nozdormu as he is the Aspect of Time.

Special Relativity adds Time to the mix of matter and energy, so Neltharion and Malygos need Nozdormu to complete the package.  Which is why I had many lines of Nozdormu say how much he loves and cares for Neltharion, and how he wants to finally be a part of Neltharion's family.  Hell, everything Nozdormu did, including the Theramore incident was for Neltharion's and his flight's safety.

But for now, Neltharion and Malygos only fit the General Relativity Theory quota.  No Nozdormu means no Special Relativity Theory.

So, yeah, in my stories, the Titans were a part of the whole Ordering of Azeroth, physically there, doing their best to clean up the mess.  And were physically there to create the Aspects.  In which, in my stories, the Aspects were built, not chosen.

I do recall someone asking that perhaps the Aspects could be named after perhaps heroic protodragons who fought Galakrond.  Um, no, not in my stories.  I mean, maybe the protodragons helped fight the Old Gods with the Constructs in the early days, but I like to think the dragons were already there when this whole Dark Empire thing happened and they were kicking ass and taking names.  The protodragons were too animalistic to even understand what was going on during that war.  But the dragons were kicking lots of ass.

Hell, maybe the Dragonflights were kicking more ass than the other Titan Constructs, so that's why the Titans themselves realized that the Dragons were the most powerful force on Azeroth and decided to create the greatest of all Titan Constructs in their shape.  They didn't choose the Aspects' forms from the Tol'vir, or the Vrykul, or the Mogu, they chose the Aspect forms from the Dragonflights.

And the reason why they chose to create the Aspects from the Dragonflights was because of how the Dragonflights already embodied the powers of the Titans themselves, or how efficiently they were able to use those powers, far better than the Watchers, or the Mogu, or any of them.

Creating the Aspects in the form of the dragons meant that the dragons themselves were better holders of the Titans' vast power.  Much in the way why the Kethosi chose humanity to have Technomancy.  Humans on Earth could better efficiently use Technomancy, much in the way that the Kethosi, especially the Blitzardi could, and they weren't the stupid Forerunners.

The Aspects could have been created in the other shapes, but the Titans chose them to have the shapes of dragons because the dragons were better suited.

And Khaz'Goroth built Neltharion in a special way, specifically to be able to handle the mass of the planet and it's great power.  And as we see from how Neltharion evolves over time, he's got some other special purposes too.  Like getting rid of Old God corruption WITHOUT doing what Aman'Thul did.

Spoiler again.

Khaz'Goroth built Neltharion to slowly become more powerful over time, which of course is congruent with his size expansion.  It means Neltharion will probably surpass Khaz'Goroth in power and be able to do things that the Titans cannot do, like get rid of the corruption infesting planets without destroying them.  He could also grow the other Aspects' powers as well, which he does for Malygos due to their consortship in the past.  So, the idea is to make the Aspects surpass the Titans, to fix the mistakes they've made, more or less.

And this plays into why Deathwing hates his father Khaz'Goroth and the other Titans.  How dare they leave him tied to a broken world, basically.  But he doesn't understand that broken world can be healed by him once he learns how to do it.  In canon Azeroth, he never does, you fucked up the planet when you killed Deathwing.

In my story, he is able to learn his true purpose and also the purpose of the other Aspects, thereby making Deathwing himself wrong and have Neltharion come to an epiphany as to why his creator made him so broken.  The truth is, Neltharion was never broken to begin with.  He is doing exactly as Khaz'Goroth designed him.

Also, I am not paying attention to the retcon of the One Continent on Azeroth thing that the Chronicles did.  In my version, Tectonic Divergence, there was only ONE CONTINENT before the Sundering, which splits the Super-continent into four smaller ones...New Kalimdor, Azeroth (Eastern Kingdoms), Northrend, and Pandaria.  With smaller islands spread out over various areas.  And there is NOTHING on the backside of Azeroth!  It's just where the Veiled Sea and the Foreboding Sea meets to create remains of the Great Ocean that existed when the four continents were won super-continent.  Much like how our continents once formed Pangaea with a Great Ocean on the opposite side, so did the One Super Continent called the Land of Starlight...had one fucking huge ass ocean on the opposite side. 

Stop fucking this up, Chris Metzen.  You already fucked Neltharion over with that stupid assed ending in Cataclysm, Warlords of Draenor was fucking horrible, and now you're fucking this up as well!  You had 20 years get your ass in line with all this back story shit, and you waited this long to do it!  Well, sorry, it ain't going in Tectonic Divergence because a lot of it doesn't even fucking FIT!

And for me, how the Well of Eternity was created...simple...the war between the Titans and the Old Gods were so fucking destructive that it poked a hole in the Twisting Nether and that started screwing shit up on the planet.  So, they had to create a proper conduit for the energies to keep them from ripping the planet apart.  And then they put Malygos in charge to keep the lake called the Well of Eternity stable. 

It's fucking why Sargeras chose the Well for the portal to the Twisting Nether, Chris Metzen!  It was the prefect thing to use for the portal.  Because the tear was already there!  And the energies of the Nether, which are arcane in its form, was enough to fuel the portal, not to mention fueling the crazy evolution of certain species on the planet.  Like the Dark Trolls turning into Night Elves and shit.  A lot better than egg whites coming from a cracked Titan Egg.

I prefer my Titans scrambled, thank you very much!

So, have fun with that.


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So I ran across this on YouTube.



Apparently, a lesbian who likes to dress butch was kicked out of the lady's room for not having an ID that proved she was a woman.

This woman wasn't a transgender woman, she was a lesbian who was born both biologically and mentally the moment she popped out of her mom's cooch...something the trans community refer to as a Cisgender female. 

  • Cisgender is a term for someone who has a gender identity that aligns with what they were assigned at birth. The term was created for referring to "non-transgender" people without alienating transgender people.


Apparently, these cops have never seen a lesbian dressed butch before...or for that matter, KNOW WHAT THE FUCK A TOMBOY IS!

My god, you see, this is why the bathroom laws they put in place in various states...and yeah, including mine...because mine is getting close to that...this is why those laws are stupid.

Fucking retarded laws made by retarded people who need to realize that there are people who are different from them.

For one thing, there is a difference between being a Tomboy, and being transgender.  Or for that matter, a lesbian who likes to dress butch.

Holy shit, these people have never seen a Tomboy in their fucking lives!  Hey, what's with the male cop doing in the female bathroom, shouldn't he be arrested too?

For those of you who have never seen what a Tomboy is, a Tomboy is a girl or woman who likes to dress more masculine than feminine.  There are Tomboys who are straight, and Tomboys who are Lesbians.  Normally, the Tomboy Lesbians are referred to as Butch. 

I know a Lesbian who was butch, she was my fucking sculpture professor, and she taught me how to weld and forge.  And then, I went to visit her second job and ordered one of her awesome burgers from her.  And we even made fireworks.  She was awesome!  And yes, she was relatively flat chested, walked rather masculine, and dressed masculine, even wore a bleached Mohawk.

But she was still a woman.  And she wasn't transgender either.  She wasn't a man in a woman's body, she was a woman who has likes dressing more masculine and acting more masculine.

Me?  I'm an example of a straight woman who is also a Tomboy.  Especially in my school years.  I wore jeans, wore T-shirts mostly, rarely wore anything that was deemed feminine unless I fucking had to!  But the thing that still belied that I was female was because I literally had Barbie Doll measurements back in high school, which included a full pair of D cups when everyone else in my high school were flat chested, even by the time of their graduation.

But because a woman who is flat chested, but decides to dress masculine...is still a fucking woman, and NO stupid-assed cops, you don't need to fucking ask for her god damned ID!

I could tell she was a woman who just was dressed butch. 

Hell, I could see the impressions of her breasts through her fucking shirt!

Oh, and fucking cops, I wore a ball cap backwards too!  That's why you are stupid!  A lot of times when I do wear a ball cap, even when I had to deliver pizzas, I wore it backwards. 

Oh, and if I decide to fucking wear blue jeans, and my black cowboy hat, and turkey feather, you'll be confused if I'm fucking male or female too, I guess.  Oh, wait, I like to wear my hair down long, so obviously, I'm a fucking woman.

Look, there are women out there who are not transgender, are just naturally more masculine than other women, like to dress and act more masculine than other women.  But we're perfectly comfortable in having boobs and a vagina.  We don't want to change our genders, we're happy as we are.  But just because we may act more masculine, dress Tomboyish or Butch, walk around like a dude...and play games like Halo and like monster movies doesn't mean we're confused about our gender identity. 

We know what gender we are, we're women, and we're happy as women! 

There are in fact both straight and gay men who act a little more feminine than normal too.  It doesn't mean they are confused about their gender identity. 

But you cops need to know the difference between someone who has gender identity confusion, and people who are comfortable in their gender, but just act a little more opposite of their gender because that's how they are.

What happens when you run into a man who likes to wear his hair long too?  You gonna arrest him for having long hair in the men's restroom?

Leave the fucking dyke alone and go chase down a robber, or something.  And yes, I used the word dyke, because the other girls called the lesbian a dyke as well, and the lesbian accepted the word, did not think it was an insult, and even pointed to all the girls who were defending her, including the girl filming it and telling her: "I got your back, sister!"  And she was the one who said "dyke". 

But still, leave the lesbian who dresses butch alone!  This is a free country and she has the right to dress butch if she wants to.  It doesn't make her any less of a woman, and yes, she belongs in the girl's bathroom!

This is why I want to advocate for the implementation for unisex bathrooms.  I swear to god, it'll cost less than to keep up with two different types of bathrooms, AND we wouldn't have to worry about the issue of whether or not anyone belongs there.  Also, it'll help get people used to seeing people that are different from them.



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Another Cute Squishy Sketch by Ghostwalker2061
Another Cute Squishy Sketch
Yup, another squishy sketch.  Cuz.  Squishy.

Despite the recent "Nel" image was Deathwing, I still wish to again show everyone how adorable Neltharion is.  He's not evil Deathwing, he's Mr. Squishy...all he wants is a hug.  Anyone wanna run their fingers through that awesome beard of his?
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Deathwing 2011 and 2016 by Ghostwalker2061
Deathwing 2011 and 2016
So I decided to do a before and after meme of Deathwing.  Showing off the first time I drew a portrait of him.  And the recent portrait to show how he's changed over the 5 years.

Neltharion the Black by Ghostwalker2061  2011

Deathwing the Worldbreaker by Ghostwalker2061  2016
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JaxBug Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
I've always really loved your art and I've been following it for years, but I gotta ask: why are you so hostile to commenters? I don't mean to be rude, it's a genuine question. I've always avoided leaving a comment because I used to be worried that you'd lash out if I did.

Again, I admire your art and I'm a fan of it. I don't mean any disrespect.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I got a question for you.  You couldn't just note me this question?  You had to post it up on my page?

Why am I hostile to commenters?  I'm not, just the ones who don't use their brains cells.  Use your brain cells, you wanna ask me a personal question like this, do it in a note.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No he doesn't.  Because he's not complaining about the real reason Warcraft sucks right now.

He's complaining over a private server shutting down.  That's like complaining that it's not fair a new patch came out in a game that took away some of the glitching people tend to use in order to cheat the game.

Because that's all it is.  Private servers are places where you can pretty much fucking cheat the game.  No, honey, Blizzard was in the right about this. 

You're supposed to play the game the way it's designed, if you don't like how it's designed, then you don't play the game.  Simple as that.  Guess what?  I haven't played World of Warcraft in three years.  Because I don't like the way the game changed.  So, guess what?  I don't play the game.

Besides, my whole reason to play World of Warcraft was to write Tectonic Divergence.  That's it.  I don't care about the game at all.  So again, I don't know what the big fucking deal is.  I never did any of the shit he's complaining about.  My whole purpose to play the game was to see the locations, see how things looked, so I could accurately depict it in my stories.

I'm not like all of you who plays Warcraft and doesn't give two shits about the story, only what purples you have on to go raid.  I don't care about any of that. I played the game to learn more in depth the lore behind it.  That's it.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I get that he's upset about losing that private server.  But since I'm not one who played on private servers, I'm not gonna lose sleep over it.  It doesn't affect me.  Yeah, it's too bad they got smacked in the face by Blizzard's copyright infringement...but...again...it is their intellectual property.  They do have the right to decide what they want and what they don't want.

Now, if he was ranting about the horrible treatment that Neltharion got in the game, then I'd be paying attention.  I mean, that's what I'm about. 

I'm upset about character destruction, especially how dragons, and very much especially how Neltharion, is often portrayed in the game and in the lore, which extends outside of the game.

So, he has a good point that Neltharion shouldn't have died?  Because if it's about that, then I would agree.  But if it's about a private server...then...I have no real opinion or real interest in it.
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That Neltharion shouldn't have died?
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LonnieRohn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
definitely. :| (Blank Stare) 
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Again, if you read my thing, you'll see I don't really care about a private server going down.  Now if he were to rant about Nel...then, yeah, I would agree with him.

I mean, why would you think I care about a private server going down?

Do me a favor, next time you go to BlizzCon, ask Chris Metzen why the hell did he screw over a character that probably should have gotten a bit more than what he got. 

Why the hell didn't wasn't the whole redemption put on the table for one?  Why not have him be developed more as a character, actually have the player understand where he is coming from in this rather than make him some end loot bag like they always do.

They had a chance and they fucking blew it.  That's what I care about.

I don't care about a private server that got shut down because they were making a buck off of an intellectual property that wasn't theirs.  Shutting down private servers isn't what's wrong with Warcraft.  Their blatant disregard to their characters and the story that they created is.
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Jcbq Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Well, youll get a kick out of this. Colorado is trying to slam the door on that monster from even HOLDING a rally:

www.change.org/p/colorado-gove…

It causes too much hate and violence becoming a genuine threat to public saftey. Seriously. Us coloradans are that fed up with his BS
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Now we need a petition to keep Trump out of Tennessee too.
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