birthday: May 21st
single or taken: Single
eye color: Brown
middle name: Elizabeth
favorite color: lavender
lucky number: Multiples of 10
hogwarts house: Hufflepuff
favorite fictional character: Vyers
favorite television show: Don’t really watch TV anymore
favorite season: Autumn
describe yourself in a few words: oh my god I’m so lost
meaning of your name: ???
ultimate otp: Yes. I have too many that I love equally.
what do you plan to/do for a living: something that I don’t hate and can make a living off of to enjoy the things that I like that don’t make money
Starbucks order: caramel flan latte. Or salted caramel mocha when it’s fall.
THIS OR THAT:
introvert or extrovert: Very Introvert
dawn or dusk: Dusk
righty or lefty: Righty
coffee or tea: Both!
rain or shine: Shine. I only enjoy rain if I’m not going anywhere.
reading or writing: Writing
19-year old spends a year to create massive Skyrim mod
Behind Falskaar, a massive new Skyrim mod, and the 19-year-old who spent a year building it
A new mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Falskaar, was released over the weekend, and it is quite a doozy. Falskaar adds almost 25 hours of content, a land mass a third the size of the original game, new characters, new voices, and dozens of quests. As impressive as it is, though, it’s nowhere near as impressive as the creative force behind it: Alexander J. Velicky, a 19-year-old gunning for a job with Bethesda with his first try at modding Skyrim.
“I organized everyone involved, but the voice actors themselves recorded all the dialogue and submitted it to me,” Velicky told me. Though over 100 people contributed in some way, including composing an original soundtrack, Velicky took their contributions and plugged them into Falskaar himself. “I had some people help me out with a few models and textures, someone wrote a book or two for me… But otherwise all content was implemented, written and developed by me.”
So how does a 19-year-old take the helm of a creative project of this size? Velicky wants a job. He graduated from high school over a year ago, and instead of finding a design school, he turned Bethesda’s Creation Kit into his classroom, spending 2,000 hours over the last year building Falskaar.
“My dad was incredibly supportive and allowed me to live here, paying for living expenses and charging no rent,” Velicky says. “I was able to not go to school and not have a day job. Meaning, more or less, that Falskaar was my day job.”
The mod is fully voice-acted by 29 voice actors playing 54 characters and the quality is much higher than most community-made content. “I’m still kind of shocked at some of the talent I got on the project… and every single one of them surpassed my expectations by leaps and bounds.”
A massive dungeon, “Watervine Chasm,” may be Falskaar’s crowning achievement. It took Velicky three weeks to build and players report it takes an hour or two to complete. The community response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Falskaar isn’t perfect,” Velicky says. “I’m not an expert who’s been crafting game experiences for the last 20 years, so I certainly still have a lot to learn, and I always will. I’m always looking to learn and improve, and Falskaar was a huge chance for me to do this.”
According to Velicky, Bethesda is aware that he’s out there, and he isn’t shy about putting his goals right out on the table. “The best way to show Bethesda Game Studios that I want a job there and should be hired is to create content that meets the standards of their incredible development team.”
Falskaar is available now on Skyrim Nexus, and I encourage you to check it out.
Okay, a handful of my followers were asking me how I lineart. So here it is! I really hope this helps. I’m sorry for any grammatical error ;;
One of my favorite areas in the game.
Yessss. Beautiful crystals!
The first time I found this area, I was a little level 18 baby, and didn’t even know it was there, let alone expect it. Against my better judgment, I wandered further in just so I could take screencaps. I guess I’m lucky that Golden Fleece aren’t aggressive.
Okay picture the most stoic character you know
Now picture them on the “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland while wearing Mickey Mouse ears and sitting next to the most happy-go-lucky character you know
when someone happens to go afk in a dungeon, there’s only one way to entertain yourself
how is this even real
Random Practice Doodles #3
"Fire of Battle, reveal my heart! Psycho Burgundy!"
Castile’s grown up, regained her full mobility, and she’s out to kick some ass and take names.
Castile’s journey to find her missing brother (supposedly a certain character who ended up in Soul Nomad) continues, as she bumps in to Prinny heros, intergalactic talking Book Overlords, Spoiled Princes, Clich’e heros, and alternate realities.
God Speed Castile, God speed.