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Dmitriy (Dima) A. Zaretser
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Contact info. (Temp.; mutable):

* Current college attended = "T.A.I." (postponed circa: Autumn 2015). Potentially resuming beyond: Q1 2019 (e.g., @ "Peck").
* (primary workload-related e-mail contact address)
* Cell-phone # = (414) 499-0789 (P.S. Text/"S.M.S." only, if only due to - slight wariness of: unsummoned 3rd party eavesdropping, social reluctance, obsolete tech. hardware & rule prohibition, combined)
+ Germane "easter egg":…
* Milwaukee, WI (City, State; zip/area code = 53202)
* P.S. "P.M." (i.e., private message, to receive: current address of - residence)

(?) "Métier" = Jr. freelance 2D Concept artist/Illustrator (pre-production pipeline phase)

P.S. "R.I.A.S.E.C. Holland Code" = "A.I." (On a: germane note...)
"Collar" type (i.e., stereotypically worn: color scheme): no collar (1); gold collar (2); grey collar (3); pink collar (4); green collar (5) & blue-collar (6)... P.S. Ignoring the - remaining options...
P.S. Seeking a “flow”-inducing, pseudo 3D workflow position, “along these lines” (pun intended). Contact if: you manage to find a – “suitable” (pun intended) match. e.g.,

+ formal role position description:

& "tools of the trade", typically utilized:
Post-grad. hiring info. (Assumption: in prime):
Avg. wage per hr. = $24.09
x 8 hr. work day = $193, per day (rounded up)
Fact: takes me about 3.5 days, just to create - 1 semi-"polished", manually rendered, still image frame...
So, by that token:
193 x 3 = 579 + 96.5 = $675.50, per piece (reminder: client shall receive a final submission, once every - half week...)
675.50 x 2 = $1,351 (per week) x 4 weeks (or: per month) = $5,404 x 12 months (or: per year) = approximately 64.8k (caveat -- optimistic result, assuming: sans tips; consistent "flow"; excluding taxes, & other modern day, living expenditures)

But since people seldom work on Sundays: 193 x 4 x 12 = 9,264
64,848 - 9,264 = $55,584 (so, this result would be closer to: the true annual salary)

P.S. Please "P.M." me, if you decide to: raise any objections (and thus, want to: haggle). Plus, there could be a bevy of other major/minor factors, that could cause price to fluctuate (but for the sake of simplicity, we are going to: presently ignore them)...

* +"Behance" public profile (designer emphasized worker community 'site):

* +"Creativebug" profile (ostensibly, designed principally for: e-tutoring):

* +Another pro. community, chock-full to the brim with: designers (of all: ilk):

* +Craft shop:

* +Facebook profile (public social networking):

* +1 place to setup - contracts/commissions:

* +foursquare (incentives to - venture around):

* +"Kick-starter" (i.e., Crowd-sourcing campaign) profile, accessible via:

* +"Kuler" (Adobe color templates; custom or default):

* +"E-commerce" (social networking link):
+ 1st journal entry (hiring solicitation):…

* +P.S. Patreon. This website allows 1 to: pledge fiscal support, after approving of - the work ethic or contributions, adorned on user - profiles:

* +Interests ("in a nutshell") revealed:
D.Z.'s Pinterest

* +"pond5" submissions, accessible via:

* +"Stumbleupon" (interest searching) user profile:

* Twitch "web streaming hyperlink/U.R.L.":

* +Twitter handle:

Auto-biographical tidbits:

* Character info. (Biography): n/a (too convoluted)... Must 1st agree to sign a "N.D.A." (i.e., Non-disclosure agreement). + It is: above top secret (i.e., Highly classified intel.)! Thus, you must provide: proper security clearance, if you want to be granted - wholesale access (failure to do so, will automatically trigger the: cheap car/fire alarm; Indiana Jones flavored "booby" traps; Portal's automated defense turrets; Resident Evil style lasers; ravenous Austin Powers sharks; on-site, on-duty sentry patrols; Mr. Burn's eager hounds/trap-doors; M.I.T. alumni quad-copters (newly outfitted); rigged medieval castle entrances, etc. within 60 secs., or after - 2 failed input attempts, via: password input & - bio-metric scanning)...

Self-referential parody (-50 “d.k.p.” for skipping over other sections, just to read this 1):
• “P1” (player 1) character name: "dandere" Dmitriy (“Dima”) A. Zaretser (a.k.a. “DAZzle”-"desu")
• Class: Bard (debuff applied: silence)
• Dual-class option: locked (does not meet: sufficient lvl./level req./requirements)
Attributes (point allocation):

• Awareness (perception): 15

• Charisma (social charm): 6

• Constitution/Endurance/Vitality: 12

• Defense (fortitude; "PvE"): 15
• Defense (resilience; "PvP"): 12
• Defense (resistance against: status afflictions e.g., poison, curse, disease...): 15

• Dexterity/Stamina/Agility: 12

• Intellect: 12

• Luck: 3

• "Str." (Strength) or Might: 9

• Willpower (resolve): 18

• Wisdom/Spirit/Psyche: 18

• Chest armor piece: ironic sub-culture t-shirt +1

• “A.C.” (Armor class) & “THAC0”: 10+1=11

• Dexterity bonus (through weight reduction): 6

• Head slot: winter beanie +2; soft hood +3; bandana +8; baseball cap +6

• Equipped shield: Earth’s magnetic field (o-zone layer)

• A.I. (i.e., artificial intelligence) combat style (default script): flee and seek out – righteous protection

• “Missile” (i.e., projectile) trajectory adjustment: Halo’s aim assist (toggled on, by default)
• Accuracy rating: >85%

• Liknelse: mikrovågsugn katt? Current max. (maximum) “H.P.” (i.e., health/hit points): 76-122+ (latter outcome allowed, after either: purchasing an expansion pack, or - inputting the following button presses: "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.")

• Class hit points gained, per “lvl.” (level): increment by 5, up to age 35, then, start to - decrease by 5, every level gained, thereafter

• Ability bonus H.P. per level: please consult a – medical practitioner

• Race: contemporary human

• “Alignment” (“moral compass”): Chaotic Neutral

+ Sound test (Japanese version only) - "Hold A and B while pressing START." (P.S. Contra cheat code)
+ "e.g.," (for example) the character "Mugen" (of: "Samurai Champloo" fame): "Yo no quiero gobernar, ni ser gobernado." (Para-fraseado, no verbatim...)

Joker: "We have a visual!" (Pun intended...)

• Gender: “M” (male; "XY") ( )======= D{<~-.,_,{-C / ) l )\

• Str. (Strength) mod. (Modification): +1 (esp. if “P.E.” or physical education class, is not – voluntarily skipped)

• Main proficiency, side proficiencies: visual art (about: three-quarters of – max. capacity)

• Loot - left “M.H.” (i.e., main hand) “weapon”: Wacom stylus +1 (limited durability; 3/4ths proficiency)

• Loot - “O.H.” (i.e., off-hand item): Wacom tablet, scroll wheel, buttons & wireless battery adapter +1

• “D.P.S.” (i.e., damage-per-second) inflicted: 2d12+2

• Ability bonuses: attributes temporarily buffed, after consuming a consumable item (e.g., Starbucks coffee)

• Str. (Strength) bonus (esp./especially from: wielding & unsheathing - “tools of the trade”): +1

• # (number) of attacks: up to 4 rapid hand movements are permitted, per sec. (Second)

• Current lvl. (level): == (equivalent) to 12 or > (greater)

• X.P. (Experience points), hitherto accumulated: “Over 9,000!”

• To reach next lvl. (level): double 9k by 2 (para-phrased: multiply x2), per level

• Buffs applied: error… Target (P1) is not actually into fitness

• Lore: aficionado

• Reputation: varies depending on faction user makes contact with. Moreover, rumors of past exploits, have yet to spread widely.

• Turn undead lvl. (level): inferior compared to - Jesus of Nazareth

• Lay on Hands amount: Over 9,000!

• Status afflictions, prevented or cured with: correct vaccine with the correct dosage, can boost – immune resistance

• Elemental resistance, boosted by: wearing proper attire, for the season

• Easily “charmed”, by the following “spell”:…

• “Enchantments” applied: only active when in close proximity to -…

• “Form stage evolutions”, dependent on: cellular config. (Configuration)

• “Alt.” (i.e., Alternate) back-up “weapon”: “port” compatible peripherals, Utrecht art supplies, etc.

• Resilience stat (statistic): increment by 5 per lvl. (level), up to age 37.5, then, start to gradually decrease by 5, for every level gained, thereafter

“A.C.” (Armor class) modifiers:
• Crushing: -9
• Missile: -9
• Slashing: -9

Ability bonuses:
• To hit: +6
• Damage received/inflicted: -666; .666
• “Open doors”: best when metaphorically pertaining to – opportunities to seize
• Max. (Maximum) carrying capacity, before encumbrance happens: 145 lbs. (pounds) ll (or) < (less)

• “A.C.” (Armor class) bonus: varies depending on whether light (cloth), medium (leather) or heavy (chain-mail & plate) is worn. Light (cloth) confers a +1-3 bonus; medium (leather) confers a +4-6 bonus, and heavy (chain-mail & plate) confers a - +7-9 bonus

• “A.C.” (Armor class) bonus (light & medium attire worn): 1 (min./minimum) – (to) 6 (max./maximum). Such was the range, specified earlier.

• “Missile” (projectile) trajectory adjustment: -777

• Reaction adjustment: 80,085

• Reaction: 80,085

Elemental resistances:
• Fire: -666 penalty incurred, if within close proximity to -…
• “Base” magic (“M.P.”/mana pool): Over 9,000!
• Magic fire: -666 penalty incurred, if within close proximity to -…
• Weapon style bonuses: calibrated surface/monitor, enabled pressure sensitivity, scroll wheel & buttons that can be – custom re-mapped - +4-7 (caveat: range)

P.S. Rated "N.R." for: nerd rage?


dz Bayonetta Ver02
Same Bayonetta as before, except now: vectorized (granted, exclusively on the: outside)...
dz MikasaAbyFangirl342 Edit Ver05-01
P.S. The main part of this drawing that was handled by me was the "vector" aspect (i.e., making the: crisp anti-aliased, black "contour"/outline). The rest of the drawing was sketched, colored, highlighted, shaded & texturized by: the user whose name is - water-marked at the bottom. As such, credit for the latter mentioned aspects go entirely to: him or her. That is why I am only charging a minor fee for the: vector work (because that is the part that I was: responsible for). However, because the background disappeared when I most recently re-loaded the file, I had to: fit it back into place. This may result in an unintended "off by 1 pixel error", in certain regions. Regardless, that is as close as I could get it, within a short time frame.

Anyway, the subject being depicted here is called "Mikasa Ackerman", from the "hit" anime show "Attack on Titan". After searching Google images for: public fan art, I happened to - cross paths with this piece, & was stunned by: her bad*ss looking heroine stance. Because of that positive initial impression, I decided to: borrow these elements & take it - 1 step further; namely, by making her form: more clearly defined. Other then that, I bothered with color correction in Photoshop, to make her seem to "pop out" more. Yay for: unofficial team work?
dz GFXD GeoPatternHexagon Ver06
We were asked to turn a geometric pattern into - a full-fledged design. So, I drew "pun intended" inspiration from: a bee-hive honey-comb, & transformed it into - rows/columns worth of: gems/jewels. As such, I had to "mask" the jewel background, select colors to fill the shapes in with, specify an outline (albeit in the form of: specular rim highlights & - drop/cast shadows), and so on... Other than that, it is just a practice exercise with: nothing special behind it. 16 by 9 in. dimensions, compressed .jpeg format, symmetry guided through a - temporary toggle-able place-holder grid, a dark receding background -- those are all: features of it. The color scheme was deliberately picked to guide the viewer's eye towards the center, as warmer temperatures tend to appear faster, while cooler temperatures appear to: remain still.
  • Listening to: "Streaming Udemy" tutorial clips
  • Reading: Same content as uploaded
  • Watching: Apple iMac monitor
  • Playing: I sure as h*ll wish
  • Eating: T.B.D. about: 5 1/2 hours from now
  • Drinking: T.B.D. about: 5 1/2 hours from now

Radio codec goes: *breep breep*

Ludwig Wittgenstein: "If a lion could speak, would we be able to understand it?"

Cool Hand Luke protagonist: "If you take these lame dad jokes any further, I'm going to have to quit."

Mario (while imitating a - '90s T.V. commercial announcer): "When others ask you to take "skooma", what do you say to them?"

Toad: "Split it in half & - puff the magic Alduin?"

Psyduck on skooma: "Psy-yi-yi?"

"The End"'s parrot (i.e., M.G.S.3. sniper) exclaims (while inadvertently watching the movie Grandma's Boy, airing on - Spike/G4 T.V. channels): "Grandma! Grandma!" *squuuawwkk*...

Former Konami editor (now retired): "I could've swore the parrot uttered grandpa, not grandma, in the original."

Cool Hand Luke protagonist: "Better to live on one's feet, than die on one's knees!" *commits seppuku*

Necromancer: "Rise my minion! Rise & f*ght once more..."


Cool Hand Luke protagonist (resurrected zombie): "What is your wish, sire?"


Jinn/genie: "You're asking the wrong mythological entity, 'l84l<4'!"


Necromancer: "Well, now that you've asked, I wish to multiply the wishes already available, & fulfill impossible ones ‘A.S.A.P.’”

Holy trinity: "Thy will be done."

Maury: "The paternity test results are in. The lie detector has determined: you *censored by: Skeptic magazine* the Father."

Ned Flanders, Rod & Todd: "Yay!!!"

Aleister Crowley (while traveling to South America, & back again): "You sure about that? The others were... Far more hesitant." *grins from ear to ear, while being illuminated from a flashlight, below*

Holy trinity: "On 2nd thought, I made an exception for you -- so, nevermind... Consider yourself black-listed, by the: almighty ban-hammer. Otherwise, thy will be done."

John Romero: "That penalty seems rather harsh... Can't we just force him to play through our games on - the hardest difficulty?" *imitates face of "Puss in Boots", from the movie: Shrek*

Steady influx of - pre-pubescent boys, placing pre-orders on - the next iteration of Diablo: "l-l3l_l_ Y34l-l!1oneeleven" (macro x10)

English/grammar teacher: "Please don't do that, children -- no one wants to waste time scrolling, just to discover - a missed line..." *throbbing temple, that looks like: #*

One Punch Man: "Ok."

Mobius strip: "...and so children, the joke proceeds ad infinitum."

Shirley Temple: "Booooooring! Cut to the chase! I want a pony!"


Knight in shining armor: "You'll have to joust me for it, lass."


Shirley Temple: "Or... I could compose lyrics for you, so that: you'd have a better chance of - making fine ladies swoon."


An isolated lady: "I'm afraid it's too late, dear -- Judas & his plethora of spawn, have already reduced us to: mere chattel…"


Judas (while watching: Jack do squats): "Look, missie -- you have it all wrong; they voluntarily signed up! I didn't force them to do jack squat... Harumph!" *flares nostrils, sucks in stomach, turns head sideways & - crosses arms folded*

Scrooge McDuck: "But GOLLY -- they sure put the 'venture' in: venture capital!"


Time traveling Walt Disney: "Hey, this abominable draft has some merit, but it won't work for a final."

Writer: "Until you give me a raise, you won't see any more revisions, bub."


Time traveling Walt Disney: "Money doesn't grow on trees, 'l84l<4'!" *commits seppuku*


Hades: "To fish in the River Styx, I first need to call - the Ghostbusters."

Ghostbusters: "Erm, sorry… We were too busy vacuuming the carpet. Less stress."


Souls of the d*mn*d: "I sure hope this river takes us to the Promised Land, eventually..."


Hades: "Actually, no. It's headed over to where they're filming a Jaws sequel, I regret to report."

Stray soul of the d*mn*d: *shouting with arms recklessly & frantically flailing, with virtually (pun intended) no control over - river direction flow* -high pitch actor utters- "Uso!!!" *splashing, gurgling & gasping for breath, while - jaw & elbow is: partly submerged underwater* "Tasukete kudasai!!!"

Souls of the d*mn*d (caveat: vocal majority): "Cool! We've always wanted to be barely perceived, dimly lit background extras!"

Newspaper boy: "Hey, that's my line! Albeit halved..." *horn sound: wah-wah-wah*

Groggy elder: "You're running late again, boy! I'm going to deduct that from your pay-check."


Grim Reaper: "I've arrived late again, but if you give me that check, I'll post-pone your inevitable stay... At the grave."


Skyrim guard: "Bribery? Not on my 'watch'!"

Bethesda dev. community members: "So, what are your impressions of this alpha build, minimum wage Q.A. bug tester?"

Tony the Tiger: "GRrEAT!!! You guys (& to a lesser extent: gals) are yourself alphas!"

Bethesda dev. community members: "Um... Care to be: more specific?"

Tony the Tiger: "Well, I liked the fact that: you could - maximize acrobatics to 100, & thereby beat Tigger from: Winnie the Pooh, in terms of - springing..."

Meanwhile, a random New Yauheukueh... I mean, Yorker, says: "Can't afford 'em blasted Rolex watches, for the life of me..."


Alien ship interceptor: *fires laser beam, at specified jewelry store*

Cool Hand Luke (resurrected zombie): "What we have here fellas, is a failure to communicate."

Rube Goldberg: *appears to be busy playing - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories* "By the way, I know it's not what Judas's chattel originally majored in (assuming they bothered picking a major, to begin with), but... They may eventually end up having to re-take my class, anyway."

*Skips ahead to the end of the movie entitled: "Full Metal Jacket". Overhears line formations of soldiers, chanting in unison, "M-I-C, K-E-Y, da-da-da-duh-da"*

*Meanwhile, a "N.E.E.T." conspiracy theorist listens to the band Tool, & hears the lyrics go: "I know the pieces fit..."*

*Shortly after, the band gets bought out & sponsored by: Progressive insurance*

*Meanwhile, "Sunny Emmerich" (from: "M.G.S.4") is busy playing a Sonic videogame, on the "P.S.P." (i.e., Playstation portable) -- i.e., a last-gen. handheld (caveat -- through an: emulated "ROM")*

Sunny E. hears Dr. Robotnik ("a.k.a. Eggman") say (while making an omelet, through: the stereo speakers): "The plot (pun intended) thickens..."

Random Chinese "D.J." (i.e., disc jockey): *appears to be busy listening to - A Perfect Circle* "Don't resist it mang [sic] -- just go with the flow!"

Shirley Temple: "But we don't wanna [sic]! Waaah!!! This is why Nietzsche went mad!"

Sheogorath (making a - sudden flanking appearance): "I will assume partial responsibility for that, since it wasn't too long ago, that I: invited him to - join a tea party (disambiguation: not the political kind, either!)."

Friedrich Nietzsche (after reminiscing, Sheogorath decides to: cast a priestly spell): "Kanpai!" *clink* *gulp gulp* *resumes conceiving remarks in the current century, if only to inspire making - a Xenosaga sequel* *meanwhile, thousands nerdgasm, after being teased by: a cryptic short duration teaser, that reveals: practically next to nothing*

Ancient Vedic sage, dwelling near: a forest river shore, attempts to - use clairvoyance, in order to: peer into the future. Ends up: pre-maturely witnessing - a Persona 5 teaser, & exclaims, "Thou art I, I art thou..."

X-Files motto: "The truth is out there..."

Godel, Heisenberg & Socrates, "No it isn't... Plus, we can't handle the truth!"

Colonel Volgin: "To be mad during March... You have some balls; reminds me of: Raikov." *grabs 2 glued Jigglypuffs (pun intended) together & - proceeds to: bounce them... When they rise back up, they furiously scribble on his face with: permanent marker*

Colonel Volgin: "Argh! They hit my weak spot!" *slouches & conceals face out of: sheer embarrassment*

Bob Ross: "No, no... You're doing it all wrong, Jigglypuff! Follow my instructions more closely, next time."

*commence rapid & fierce, consecutive blind-folded slapping, followed up by: gradually accumulating dust clouds & myriad expletives, censored with - various symbol marks*

Rube Goldberg: *pair of eyes X-ed out, with dizziness vaguely implied, by the presence of: yellow stars, blue birds, etc. asymmetrically spinning & hovering along - an elliptical path* "'Fml'... Guess it's time to head over to 'C.E.R.N.', if only to learn more about: fixing past errors, through means of - haphazard time travel."

Rintaro Okabe/Rintaro Okabe/岡部 倫太郎/Okabe Rintarō/"Okarin": "Son of a b*tch... And here I thought we had already reached a satisfying foregone conclusion, but it looks like - I'm now going to have to prepare for: another lauded season..." *winks & strokes 1 side of scalp* Plethora of fans: "Yippie!"

*While exploring the base therein, "Okarin" encounters a journal, inscribed with a quote* "Logic will get you from point A to point B, whereas imagination will take you from point A to point Z." - Albert Einstein

Myself ("Dima"): "F*ck... Another ambiguity filled cliffhanger? I swear, that's the last straw!" *commits seppuku*

Abraham Maslow: -1st "cam. shot"- (while: zoomed out) *sprinting diagonally in "slow-mo.", with left fore-arm extended. -2nd "cam. shot"- (while: zoomed in) *Mouth cheeks flap like waves, while swaying off center* "NoOoOO!" *simultaneously coupled with: over-dramatic music* -resumes normal or accelerated play-back- *orders a plane ticket, & flies over to C.E.R.N.*

*Meanwhile, everyone else who is not as keen as Abraham Maslow, get their flights either: canceled or delayed... Cue mass catatonic dejection* (remember to apply: ink dripping monotone filter)

*Afterwards, I meet up with "Anubis" (i.e., an Egyptian deity), sometime in the afterlife. His primary role is to: weigh mortal hearts on a tipping or balanced scale, in order to - judge their accumulated levels of: virtue or vice. "Hrm... I see." *he grimaces & pretends to: commit seppuku* "'j/k'... The Pure Land is over that way, bro." *points to mentioned location, then proceeds to get smited by lightning*

Grim Reaper: "G*dd*mn*t... What am I supposed to do with all these piled up corpses? 'l84l<45', the lot of them!" *commits seppuku*

Glenn Quagmire: "I can't fap to this tripe!" *commits seppuku*

D*ck Tracy (while wearing a - thin D*ck**s coat & reading a book entitled: Moby D*ck): it's getting "hard to take" (pun intended) this much innuendo. No need to: "drill" it in. *commits seppuku*

Rod, Todd & Ned Flanders (while calling remotely, to order: Jimmy John's): "Serves you right (pun intended)!"

G*d: "'l84l<4'... Perhaps I should've used an 8th day, if only to create more: forensic scientists?" *tries to commit seppuku, but for reasons pertaining to a trio of attributes, it doesn't seem to work*

*Insert obligatory Titanic "fail-boat" meme*

Céline Dion (while watching these mock Power-Point slides at: an anniversary party): "Wait, this isn't how the plot of Titanic panned out!" *hurries to pack away the rest of her crammed luggage, & - heads over to C.E.R.N.*

Spirit me (spirit "Dima") *while navigating through: a lower hull chamber*: "Wow, I can't latch onto this easel in spirit form... But, at least I no longer have to nearly succumb to: Wisconsin elements, & can freely levitate - across the border! *proceeds to notice a barely clad throng "throwing" a party across state-lines, then suddenly decides to:retreat* "Nevermind... As ironic as it sounds, the state turned a gamer into - an 'early adopter'." *ba-dum-pish*! (cue drum pounding & rattle)

*curtain "draws" (pun intended) to a close*

*cue Looney Tunes -- I mean, Toons*

*credits roll with virtually (pun intended) everyone involved in the project, deciding to: conceal their names with - phony aliases*

*Slow, soft seated golf clap -- gradually increasing, until it finally becomes turned into: a vastly over-blown, red mark leaving, standing ovation*

Riddler (from: Batman): "What sounds like 'our son', & has much to do with - primitive man? 'Cause, that might be the final fate of this script."

Abraham Maslow: -1st "cam. shot"- (while: zoomed out) *sprinting diagonally in "slow-mo.", with left fore-arm extended. -2nd "cam. shot"- (while: zoomed in) *Mouth cheeks flap like waves, while swaying off center* "NoOoOO!" *simultaneously coupled with: over-dramatic music* -resumes normal or accelerated play-back- *orders a plane ticket, & flies over to C.E.R.N.*

Riddler (from: Batman): "Next time, you won't be so lucky... Punk."

Spirit me (spirit "Dima"): "There won't be a next time, seeing as to how I can't stand writing."

William Shakespeare: "Of course the paper sheet can't defy the pull of gravity, 'l84l<4'."

Cool Hand Luke (resurrected zombie redux): "What we have here fellas, is a failure to communicate."

Rorschach: "Meaningless... Everything is meaningless. All is vanity."

Princess Zelda: <3<3<3 (bare minimum heart containers)

"Robin" Williams (while posting on Twitter; addressing: Holy Trinity), "If what your verses say is true, then I must immediately dress up as: Mrs. Doubt Fire..."

*cue Looney Tunes -- I mean, Toons*

*switches channel & - starts "surfing" T.V. Finding Dory credits roll*

"Fin" (pun intended)...

*all along, the preceding lines have been revealed to be: an in-depth look at - a "Psychonauts" sequel*

"Kept you waitin', huh?" - Psycho Mantis

*player switches dualshock controller from: port 1 to - port 2*

*Psycho Mantis waves white flag*

Random farmer/gardener: "So, the plot thickens..."

Porky Pig: "That's all folks!" *gets mounted by either: Crash Bandicoot or - a "L.O.T.R." orc, who proceeds to exclaim, "We're off to see the wizard... Etc."*

Wizard: *loud nasal snorting* "Huh? Who goes there? Who dares disturb my slumber?"

Visitors: "If you were really busy sleeping, then why did it sound like lubricant was being applied, via - fierce & rapid strokes?"

Wizard: "It's a new aroma therapy to help with sleeping. Nothing more, nothing less. I can assure you."

Visitors: "If you're going to have that much fun alone in there, why not invite us next time? *nods & winks*"

Wizard: "Nothing will happen between us unless you allow me to morph you into an idol 1st. Problem is, I haven't yet figured out how to - mutter the incantation spell properly. Besides, too many 'muggles worship Andraste' in this land; so, our progeny would have to: needlessly struggle." *proceeds to hum & chant the "bear necessities tune from: The Jungle Book" (i.e., an older Disney movie)*

Visitors: "Who said anything about - making babies?"

Wizard: "Sorry, you'll have to excuse me... I'm so used to dealing with: hypotheticals." *ba-dum-pish*

Animated silver-ware: "Be our guest, be our guest... Etc."

Reggie Fils-Aimé (after "warming up" -- pun intended -- through: Milk the Cow on: Nintendo Switch): "My body is ready."

"Deep Throat a.k.a. Gray Fox" from M.G.S.1, disguised in an "orly owl" costume (while perched on a tree branch, staring through the window, at both): "I don't give a 'flying hoot' (pun intended) how much you guys flap -- I mean, fap -- as long as you continue to: 'ruffle' -- I mean, 'rofl' -- my feathers!" XD

All the rest: "Well, in all fairness, we wouldn't fap so much, if only she did us the honor of becoming our - 'Parasite Eve'™."

*Meanwhile, "Eva from M.G.S.3" is remotely eavesdropping, through - sound amplification tech.*

Eva: "He gave me enough intel. I guess I should hold up my end of the bargain now..." *switches to: a smooth Jazz radio station on - her trusty motorcycle*

Brock (nodding while: taking notes, hunched over): "Uh-huh, uh-huh... Got it." *winks with: a gleaming smile, while giving - thumbs up*

To be continued? Yes/No

*player selects "No"*

*Game over. Press start to transition past the "splash screen", & enter back into: the main menu*

*player presses button to: power console down*

Grown up version of: "Sunny Emmerich" (from: "M.G.S.4"): "Time for dinner, hun! Go ahead & wash up! ^_^"

Me ("Dima"): "!" *accompanied by: "REE!" Sound effect*

Me ("Dima"): "Be right there, sweetie."

Directed in a haphazard, delirious rush by: Christopher Nolan Jr.

*successfully scrolled to: the bottom of the page. Lore-master title unlocked! Bronze trophy unlocked!*


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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
"RL" 은 과대 평가 될 수 있습니다. 내가 사전 정의 된 용어를 찾으면 받아 들일 수없는, 다른 사람의 선입관을 기반으로하지 않을 것입니다... [sic]
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2017  Student General Artist
P.S. While passive classes are in session, the sheer # (n; number) of uploads will decrease, as long as the classes themselves remain: barely relevant to - "the task at hand" (pun intended). That being said, I will keep making sporadic efforts to: build a network, in the meantime. Hope to see you included!
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2016  Student General Artist
平均値のみの大学での経験場合は次のように正確でした [sic]:
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Ich mag Liebesleben vorzustellen Entfaltung wie: Kult-Verschwörung (wenn überhaupt). Also, wer Freiwillige: legen Fallen, vor der Zeit? [sic]

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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Frank admission/"guilty pleasure": hobby stores, are like a - veritable "Mecca", to me... #truefaqs
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student General Artist
"Przeciwieństwem odwagi w naszym społeczeństwie nie jest tchórzostwem, to zgodność."

- Rollo May (psycholog egzystencjalny)
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Professional community member output examples (panels not: all-encompassing):

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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015  Student General Artist

     Optional side comments: it took the intervention of - another sentient being, to revive my waning, curtailed interest in: speed-runs. This 1 is of - “Ori and the Blind Forest”, which is a: 2D side-scrolling platformer (featuring: collectible power-ups), where you play as an "avatar" akin to: an ivory lemur, navigating through a - treacherous forest (named: “Nibel”), by means of: gliding, remote swiping (thanks to a sidekick, named: “Sein”), spew flame attacks, perform wall runs, etc.

It is said to be sort of challenging, because it involves: a lot of - precise trial & error (plus, check-points have to be artificially created, with: the aid of - another player’s input… But, the resource supply to allow that option, is… Severely limited). Hearkens back to: Metroid/Castlevania style games (hence: “Metroid-vania”), brought to you by: “Moon Studios” (i.e., an indie team).

Plot summary: "Ori" is basically a white-coated lemur-like orphan (due to “falling” victim to: a falling accident), and is adopted by a creature named: “Naru” (resembling a: “Sasquatch”). The nemesis appears to be a giant owl (named: “Kuro”), and there’s an ancient tree “spirit”, which requires: triad elemental restoration (because the land was: devastated; torn asunder).

The reason for why the owl is hostile is because: a blinding flash of light killed off its… Recently hatched owl offspring. The owl mother decides to whisk away "Sein" (located at - the apex of the: Spirit Tree), which in turn adversely affects: the wood’s overall balance (largely because: Sein served a double function, by - playing the role as: 1 of the 3 coveted “bastion watch guard” elements).

P.S. These 3 elements include: water, wind & warmth. Ori’s surrogate “foster” parent dies from: lack of resource access (esp. to: water). That’s when Ori is given forced, last resort incentive to: roam around, unabated. Meets a side character along the way (i.e., “Gumo”), who is – the sole survivor of... The spider-ish “Gumon Clan” (who worship the element of: wind).

After gathering up the 3 dispersed elements again, Gumo performs an ancient clan ritual (albeit with the aid of: "sacred" treasure... Perhaps a: family heirloom?), in an attempt to: restore the decrepit tree. In an odd turn of events: the Owl selflessly rescues Ori & Sein, after a volcanic eruption ensues, leaking away from: “Mount Horu” - then, it engulfs the: lower portion (of the: forest).

Naru shows pity for an unconscious version of Ori, which in turn triggers the owl (i.e., Kuro) to: grieve over lost kin. Fire steadily approaches the last egg, but Kuro returns Sein to his former position, at the – Spirit Tree (which in turn emits a bright flash of light & restores the ailing forest, but destroys the giant owl Kuro, in the process). During the conclusion: Ori stays with the Spirit Tree (and its “ilk”); Gumo & Naru re-unite, and the deceased owl Kuro, has its final egg transported to: Naru’s home (where it: subsequently hatches).

Granted, there's more substance/non-verbal drama that ensues besides that, but I’d rather not bore you with: “devilish details”.

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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student General Artist
P.S.A.: annual summer west coast trade-show "E.3." (i.e., Electronic Entertainment Expo) is lurking "just around the corner"! It's 1 of those rare events that has lots of potential, to help assuage the monotony of: daily routine... Does anyone else plan on "streaming" it live (say, after bookmarking a media outlet?), or else made hotel reservations, in an effort to prepare in advance for: attending the event in person (if only due to possessing: industry insider status)? Either way - what "alpha/beta W.I.P.s" excite you the most this year, and why?

For me personally, it has to be "M.G.S.V.: The Phantom Pain", though I can't help but feel rended by secretive projects (on indefinite hiatus?), like: "The Last Guardian"... I guess "the time wasn't ripe to spill the beans" (as also evidenced by Nintendo's refusal to unveil a new "line" of hardware? Though certain 'sites covering V.G.-related news claim that: the "Big N" is reviving world "champs" this year, after 25 years worth of cancellation...).

Even so, I intend to spectate regardless of whether reveals are deemed predictable or not, as it technically counts as a form of "edutainment" (not to mention: the practical antithesis of a news "drought"; or temporary relief from a dry "spell", at any rate). Hope to see you charismatic "hotshots repping" us there, doing us proud! *wink*

Corp. schedule stage presentations (including dates & hours). P.S. "Booking" imminent, for slots still empty.
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2015  Student General Artist

P.S. The following except was derived from the site linked above; the  quoted contained below consists of views expressed by & attributed to 1/4 feedback testers:

[sic] "Deep and long story, tough enough difficulty and highly user-friendly systems remind of old RPGs in a good way. The huge open world is packed with a countless number of stories and it will require time and effort to tackle them properly. Pilotable Dolls are irresistible gems for people who like robots, as there are plenty of customization elements and you can dynamically transform the vehicle. There is much to do, and while it may feel tiresome, you’ll get a sense of accomplishment."

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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Browse & watch "Crunchyroll" (i.e., anime streaming hub aggregate site)

     Spent the vast majority of spring break streaming anime -- as a "marathon", or "binge", if you will... Not so much for the sake of amusement, so much as to study what makes "pantomime tick"...
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Obscure-catharsis Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Greetings, all,

     P.S.A. (disclaimer: message catered exclusively towards music aficionados): the fading into oblivion album entitled "Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Feb.-March 2015) has finally reached its global debut! To commemorate such a rare, splendid occasion, the most curious, ardent or refined among visitors, may want to consider exploring some of the "Kscope" endorsed links, contained below:

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