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Do you want me to make adoptables, and if so, what kind? 

3 deviants said No adoptables, please. Those are unoriginal and boring.
2 deviants said I'd like adoptable drakes.
2 deviants said Make adoptable maps! You make it, I'll name it and give it a background.
2 deviants said Maybe an adoptable dragon? Or any other creature, really.
1 deviant said Yes, adoptables! :D I don't care what kind!
1 deviant said What about adoptable planets? Hardly anyone else has those.
No deviants said How about adoptable dracons?
Although the series on You Tube is pretty good so far, it focuses way too heavily on Japanese media. This is especially true when it puts an undue emphasis on fighting game characters, which make up a small niche of video games today. So, here are 15 ideas which draw entirely from non-Japanese sources. I may add more if anyone thinks that this list draws too heavily from comics.

I won't say who I think would win, but I would be interested to see who you think would win in the comments. Just give a good reason for why you think that. Emphasis on good reason. Not that you like a particular character more and give an inappropriate focus to just one element of them (such as speed or intelligence) to justify their win. And if you don't know who or what each character is, you can Google them.

1. Dr. Strange vs. Dr. Fate.

2. (Winner of Strange vs. Fate) vs. Dumbledore

3. (Winner of Strange/Fate vs. Dumbledore) vs. Gandalf

4. Hulk vs. Doomsday

5. Thanos vs. Darkseid

6. Ultron vs. Brainiac

7. The Lizard vs. Killer Croc

8. Green Goblin vs. The Joker

9. Darth Vader vs. Voldemort

10. The Sentry vs. Dr. Manhattan

11. The Vision vs. Red Tornado

12. Master Chief vs. Marcus Fenix

13. The Overmind and the Zerg vs. The Gravemind and the Flood

14. Alduin vs. The Archdemon

15. War Machine vs. Steel



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Current Residence: New York City
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Personal Quote: The unexamined life is not worth living

Update on requests, art trades, commissions, etc:

I may be starting a new part-time job soon, one that has enough hours to be called half-time (20 or so a week), on top of my current position. As such, my output here will be slowed.

I have enough time atm for two more requests or commissions. I am already working on one for a friend here.

1. :icondraconic13: Request: Another Short Story. Working on it.



:iconpointcommissionsopen: :icongiftsask: :icontradesask: :iconcollabsask: :iconrequestsask:

* New information on commissions will be forthcoming soon enough, including paypal commissions. Point commissions will still be an option too, but only for some things *

If you are interested in a picture, contact me and we can work something out on a case-by-case basis. I'm not sure how much time I will have for commissioned pictures, picture requests, or collaborations. I intend to do some of those, however.

I also do writing commissions. If you want me to write a story, a piece done involving your OCs, or something else, please message me. I only accept point commissions, and at a reasonable rate of 100 points for 1000 words, with a 100 point minimum purchase. That means if you want 1000 words, it is 100 points, and if you want 2000 words, it is 200 points. If you want 3000 words, that is 300 points, and 4000 words, 400 points, and so on. These are point commissions only, so no cash is accepted or used, save to purchase the points yourself from DA first. This is a slight price change from an earlier journal, but it is still very reasonable.

Please make sure to tell me a bit about what you want me to write, the names of any characters you want to see, and please answer any questions I may have regarding the setting and characters, to ensure the final product is what you want. I don't do anime, manga, "hetalia", or anything adult rated. I reserve the right to politely decline any commission, if I have reason to believe it does not fit standards or has some other issues.

I can do science fiction as well as fantasy, or even non-fiction genres if you desire. Just make sure to send the points and I will have the piece done in a few days or in the case of longer pieces, a week or more. As a rule of thumb, I have enough time to write 1,000 to 1,500 words a day for commissions, depending on the subject matter. For exceptionally long pieces (100,000 + words), please send me a note and we will work out a point rate and time frame on a case-by-case basis.

For multiple-chapter works, I am open to negotiating a different price, Please ask if you have any questions. More information will be posted as it becomes available, including the possibility of discounts.

If you are interested, comment below or send me a note.

Anyone who watches me (and is on good terms with me) gets a free writing of up to 5000 words. Not once a year or a month, just one free writing ever. As before, I reserve the right to politely decline anything not in good taste. I also recently corrected an error in the pricing chart, in case there was any confusion.


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Gray Mountain Pass by Aristodes
Gray Mountain Pass
Here's a quick one for all you DMs out there. Ever wanted a dragon to control a strategic choke point in a mountain range but never had the time to draw a map of it? Well, worry no more! All you have to do is fill in a few specifics for your game and I've got you covered. You don't even need to call it "Gray Mountain Pass." It's just a placeholder title for DA.

A few specifics you might consider are:

- Did the dragon just happen to live there or did he invade the cave in order to extract tribute from those who would seek to pass?

- Does that dragon extort money from travelers, and if so, how much does he charge?

- If one cannot get past the dragon, how far is the next pass in the mountain? Or is there no other way through.

- Does the dragon let some people through but not others? And if so, why?

- Can anyone sneak past the dragon? Are there traps? Locked doors? Any other patrols besides the dragon?

And of course, you can do away with the dragon altogether if it so pleases you.
Earth During the Day by Aristodes
Earth During the Day
Thanks again to NASA, I processed a pair of flat maps to get an image of the Earth and the moon. It's a fake scene, but it uses real images, which are public domain, being from a government source.

Also, if the 5400 x 2700 image is too big to display, try downloading it.

P.S. There are stars in the background (added those myself), but it seems that they were obscured when the file was uploaded. Zoom in to see them.
Farley Post Office by Aristodes
Farley Post Office
Yes, this is indeed a post office, although it may be converted into a train station. It looks like a museum, courthouse, government building, or a neoclassical church, but it is indeed used for something far more mundane. They took the mail much more seriously a century or so ago. It was the equivalent of today's mail, e-mail, text messaging, instant messaging, and most other forms of communication.
Earth at night 2 by Aristodes
Earth at night 2
Alternate version, with slightly sharper city lights, but a less spherical image (no anti-aliasing in this one.)
Earth at Night by Aristodes
Earth at Night
Made using the public domain image of the Earth at night, so helpfully provided by NASA. I have an alternate version as well:

Earth at night 2 by Aristodes


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veinliquidmangaka Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :happybounce:
Syltorian Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Many thanks for faving The Royal City of Rekkenmark! :D
Chiletrek Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
 Nice new avatar pic :D .
Aristodes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chiletrek Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
 You are welcome :) .
IceDragon94 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch!   Go Wacky..Onion  i really appreciate it
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
BJSparky Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much for the watch, man! :D
ClarityWind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank-you SO much for the watch :D I hope that I am able to provide you with more watch-worthy material in the future!
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