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Cool!!! A shout box! YAY!!!
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peffy:iconpeffy:
throw cake at somebody?
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Ghostwalker2061:iconghostwalker2061:
Really, I need a reason to feel jaded about something?
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...did my post on the Charred image to that one guy not go through?
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People just don't learn do they?
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Thank you for the fine art & writing ( Just finished reading almost all of your stories, just the last one left for me !), it's nice to see someone trying to keep Neltharion's legacy going on after Blizzard just shrugged him off. Here's to more Nel!
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TheLeonizard:icontheleonizard:
still ileai xiekiv seem ukrisir usv ekess qe ocuirtor, batobot tir ti meansno ir re ti whais. si charis wux re kepatmasto, wux re creolna rocen vur ti repaiup. si jatil tepohair vi bensvelk ricin.
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Ava'yorn ekess wux kiri.
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When I Look for Hope...

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:37 AM

...I find sadness...



Especially for humanity.

Because as I was at the grocery store, I not only found a very obese woman riding around in a scooter, nearling running over the clerks there...

But had her 13 year old daughter who was just as fat as she was, riding around in a scooter as well.

And I'm a big person myself.  And now I feel like I need to get into anorexia. 

Because I don't wanna end up like that.

America...obesity...and scooters...fuck yeah!

Shit.

Father of the Black Dragonflight by Ghostwalker2061

Squishy, you're fat.  But you don't ride around the market in a scooter.

Good Squishy.

Skin coding Nesmaty
  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

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Ghostwalker2061
C.W. Graham
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I bite.

Current Residence: Radioactive Armpit of Tennessee
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Favourite style of art: Cartooning
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When I Look for Hope...

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:37 AM

...I find sadness...



Especially for humanity.

Because as I was at the grocery store, I not only found a very obese woman riding around in a scooter, nearling running over the clerks there...

But had her 13 year old daughter who was just as fat as she was, riding around in a scooter as well.

And I'm a big person myself.  And now I feel like I need to get into anorexia. 

Because I don't wanna end up like that.

America...obesity...and scooters...fuck yeah!

Shit.

Father of the Black Dragonflight by Ghostwalker2061

Squishy, you're fat.  But you don't ride around the market in a scooter.

Good Squishy.

Skin coding Nesmaty
  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

I must not know a thing

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 6:50 PM
I love it when I have people who wanna remind me about shit I already know.

It's like a good number of people just think I live under some rock, or in some cave, and I can't possibly understand the far out concept that they wish to beat into my head.

You the...

Neltharion is Deathwing's name!



Neltharion the Black by Ghostwalker2061

Father of the Black Dragonflight by Ghostwalker2061



No!  Really?  Really?  Deathwing really is Neltharion?!  What a concept!

And here I thought the stories I was writing was about some mentally ill puppy named Mr. Squishy, stuck in a sad sagging cardboard box left out in the rain to sit and whimper...being ignored to by those callous humans walking by.

I had no idea that Mr. Squishy was this powerful godlike being who was responsible for the near total destruction of an entire planet under the control of Cthulhu and Pals.

Oh, and Sargeras is NOT Tirek!

Really?  I didn't know that.

Next thing you guys are gonna tell me that the sky is blue and the grass is green.

Because I don't think my fragile, simple mind could ever handle the concept of the sky being blue and the grass being green.

I think that might really shatter my understanding of reality.

Oh, please...please don't reveal THAT to me.

The only reason why this still happens is because people don't really pay attention.  They think that they can get into a conversation and automatically know what it is a person is discussing...when really simple reading would have solved the problem.

So, please, unless you honestly want me to label you as Mr. or Mrs. No-Shit Sherlock...go back and read the informative stuff first before assuming that I don't know what you know.

Especially on a fan drawing.  Usually I draw things I already know about.  

So, I think considering I have a whole folder dedicated to Neltharion's pics as well as a folder dedicated to the story I'm writing on him...I hope to all of you that it's obvious I know who it is I'm talking about.

Skin coding Nesmaty
  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

Shenseiju the Sacred Beasts

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 2:42 AM
Aka the Dragon Aspects.

Adding more flavor into Pandaria.  I even decided to have them use their own language for who the Aspects are.

First off, yeah, I'm using Japanese rather than Chinese because well...I know Japanese better than Chinese.  

Some of the actual Pandaren language survived even the slavery.  The Pandaren once had their own actual language, but when they were enslaved by the Mogu, the Mogu forced them to speak their dialect of Titan.

So, what resulted was an odd mixture of Pandaren, which is a mixture of mostly Mandarin Chinese and Japanese and Mogu Titan.

So, important words would still be written in original Pandaren.

Such as the Sacred Beasts, their word translated as Dragon Aspects.

However, I modeled the Dragon Aspects after the Japanese Elements, which is similar to the Classical Greek Elements.  Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and the fifth....which is in Japanese called Void, or really Heaven.

In Greek, or even Pagan beliefs, the fifth is known as the soul or the spirit.

And the reason why I decided to use the Japanese elements rather than the standard Chinese elements...which are Earth, Fire, Water, Wood, Metal...well...Earth and Metal would basically not fit very well, since both are represented by Neltharion himself.

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I suppose I could substitute Wind for Wood...in some ways because of Ysera...but really...the Japanese one fits a bit better when it comes to the Aspects.

But the elements aren't the actual elements like they are in the Greek Classics...Fire isn't really Fire in Japanese elements...nor is Earth really earth, and so on...

The elements in Japanese myths are metaphysical representations of the body and the mind, as well as the mood.  


So, I'll start with Earth, since it is at the base.  Earth in Japan is the foundation.  Makes sense.  It's Earth.  Same with Neltharion.

Neltharion is seen as the pillar which supports the world in Pandaren Myths.  He is called Shugodoju.  The Sacred Beast of Earth.  However, he also has a second name, that of the Great Beast.  Daiyaju.  And the Pandarens have lots of stories about Daiyaju and his wacky adventures through Pandaria.  It's cute.


Father of the Black Dragonflight by Ghostwalker2061


Neltharion represents Earth to them because he became the building blocks upon which they built their empire after they overthrew the Mogu.  Granted as stated in the other journal, Neltharion himself worked in subtle ways but the Pandarens still recognized what he did.

Also, in Pandaren myths, Shugodoju is also the embodiment of matter, all things material.  Which goes back to our friendly Special Relativity Equation and what Neltharion is a part of that.

So, he's not really the Beast of Earth as much to the Pandaren as he is the Beast of Mass and Matter.

I kinda painted the Pandarens actually having a little bit more of an understanding of who Neltharion was than the rest of the world, which is why they respect him so much.  And because of him, they learned how to manipulate the physical elements, which is earth, fire, air, and water...and they are different from the Metaphysical Elements that the Beasts represent.

Next on the pillar we have Water...the Beast of Water, aka Shugomizuju.  And this is Ysera.

Ysera the Awakened Dreamer by Ghostwalker2061


Ysera is associated with plants, nature, ecosystems, and dreams. Dreams are formless, fluid things, whether they are still waters or torn by storms of nightmare.

Just like the sea is torn by the hurricanes that batter it.

And plants are usually associated with water. Water also has a soothing presence, which seems to fit how Ysera is the most.

Next is fire, and it's Alexstrasza, and most of you are going: "No fucking shit!"


Alexstrasza Life Binder by Ghostwalker2061

So, yeah, like the obvious of Earth being for Neltharion, Fire is Alexstrasza.

And it fits again like Neltharion.  Her fire can both create and destroy.  Can heal and kill.  So, no brainer there.

And often, in various myths outside of Judeo-Christian beliefs that fire is the devil...Fire is often the representation of life.

So, the Shugohiju, aka Beast of Fire is Alexstrasza. Because fucking Life-Binder, guys.

So, even to the Pandaren, this again was a no brainer.

Next!

Wind...the Shugofuju is the Beast of Wind.  Which is Nozdormu.

Doctor Whozdormu by Ghostwalker2061


Wind is often associated with to freedom of movement, growth over time, and experience could fit Nozdormu. And he he's very elusive and evasive, hard to pin down. 

Wind is also often associated with change, like the line of "the winds of change."  Nozdormu is a being that flows like the sands of time.  And wind is again associated with the desert, which is again Nozdormu's home.  The Caverns of Time is in the desert where Uldum and Tanaris are located.

And Nozdormu's favorite motif, his calling card is the hourglass, which has sands that empty from the top to the bottom.  He often appears in a fierce torrent of wind and sand as well, and disappears in much the same way.

So the Pandaren take a good note of that and assigned him with his Metaphysical Element of Wind.

And the last one, but not least, is Shugokugeki, aka the Beast of the Void...or the Beast of Cosmic Energy.

Malygos the Spell-Weaver Redesign by Ghostwalker2061


And that is Malygos.  And no, I'm not saying also Kalecgos.  Because for one thing, the Pandarens, besides those who are from the Wandering Isle, know Shugokugeki is Malygos.  They aren't informed of his demise.

The Void in Japanese Element Mythology is associated all things that are energy.  Which again has to do with Special Relativity and Malygos being the other side of that equation.  Because in this universe, Einstein created god dragons.

But that is not the main reason why the Pandaren chose him to be the Beast of Void.  

The main reason why is because of Malygos' lively humor.  Void is associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, and inventiveness.  Which pretty much spells out Malygos prior to the Sundering.

Void and that of the concept of Ki Energy (yes that Ki Energy), is often associated with vigor.

Malygos himself was probably the second Aspect who visited Pandaria often after the Pandarens established their new government.  Neltharion probably no doubt showed Malygos a lot of what he had done for Pandaria, the mountains he created, the fact that he was able to teach a culture how to respect the land and that his presence did influence their lives.

So, pretty much Malygos was just as respected and loved by the Pandarens like Neltharion.  

So, there we go.

One thing I have to say about my version of Pandaria.

In the rest of the planet, prior to the Sundering...or hell even prior to the Second War, the Dragon Aspects were rarely seen.  They did their work mostly in private and behind the scenes...under the noses of the mortals who walked upon Kalimdor.

Seeing a dragon was a rare sight in on itself.  

But I often wanted to make the point that perhaps the reason why a lot of shit happened on Azeroth, was because the Aspects themselves refused to at least educate the mortals on how to properly take care of the world.  

Mostly because the Aspects felt that such interaction was beneath them.  Which explains Ysera being rather snappy if not outright condescending to Malfurion when he spoke with her during the making of the Dragon Soul.

Because pretty much the mortals were like onto an amoeba to the Aspects.  And how many times have you attempted to lower yourself down to even communicate with them?

But because of their aloofness, the problems that happened during Azeroth's recent history, such as the Nexus War, were caused because  of lack of dialog between the Dragonflights and mortals.

Hell if Malygos had really done his job right, and maybe teach the mortals to be respectful of magic, the Nexus War probably wouldn't have happened.  Hell, maybe the Sundering would have never happened, I dunno.

But I wanted to build Pandaria up to be this place where what was normal for the Aspects, was pushed aside.  

Neltharion got involved, in of course more subtle ways, but still got involved.  He was a teacher, not someone who held the Pandaren's hands every step of the way.

He instilled lessons about respecting the land and the physical elements and these lessons are still being taught today.  Hell, Math Nut deduced it was one of the reasons why even after the Pandaren Empire was dissolved the moment Shaohoa became the mists...that the Pandarens were under any sort of threat of instability for losing their main body of government.

They were more than capable of holding themselves up despite Shaohao's absence.  Whereas anywhere else on Azeroth, this would have led to anarchy.

The Pandarens could make the change from having an Emperor to not having one rather smoothly.

Hell it's probably one of the many reasons why the Pandarens could remember the Aspects so fondly was because they were a part of their lives.  Whereas everyone else remembers that Alexstrasza was that one dragon who was made into a baby factory for the Horde, Neltharion was that one dragon who like to make life miserable for everyone else, and Malygos was that one dragon who started a genocidal war because the mortals weren't following the magical rules that they didn't know existed.

My two cents, I guess.


Skin coding Nesmaty
  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke
Rise of the Sha Preview by Ghostwalker2061
Rise of the Sha Preview
This is a small preview of the short story that will be placed in the Sha, detailing some old legends revolving around Neltharion Pre-Sundering, Pre-Deathwing, Pre-Dragon Soul...that sort o thing.

It mostly just tells some old fables about Neltharion's time in Pandaria during the very early years.  And narrated by Lorewalker Cho himself.  Enjoy.

This is just a preview of the story...it is not finished yet.

Edit: Changed the Prologue.  Added new graphic to the preview, and yes, some of you will see that there is Chapter 16 to the PDF.  So for those of you who want to read this preview, you get a treat.  But it is rough and what is written may not stay for long.  But enjoy.

Remember to tell me how you like where the story is going.
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Celestial-Dung Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Visit you in the digital art real sure.  Sometimes incognito even.
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what ever happen to Southern Heat?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I had to take it down for editing.
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Good Luck With The Editing! You are an awesome writer!
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Hey! Sorry to bother ya, but how do you make prints?
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have to ask, do you watch me?
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No I just discovered your page today.
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enjoy yourself with this = o= forums.bluemammoth.com/showthr…
feel free to do whatever it takes to get that image taken down from there
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Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, if you are a member of that place, I would suggest you tell them I don't appreciate it when people don't ask me when they use my art art against my permission.
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You should be able to email the people who run that place. I'll see what i can do to get it down.
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