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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
7:36 pm - Mwuahahaha.

Sure, Dragons don't get hairballs...but it doesn't mean we don't have our problems...


current mood: amused

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Monday, September 24th, 2007
9:11 am - Ritterschlag

I laughed pretty hard XD

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Monday, July 23rd, 2007
6:07 am
rakshepsaar Hey guys,

I wish to avoid being associated with drama that is founded on untruths, and so as of now I am resigning as the primary moderator of this community. I will continue existing here as a member, but I don't want my name being used wrongly or being dragged into petty fights in which it seems people are more focused on showing who's the better friend of whom than finding out what actually happened. I hate seeing people vie for status in this way, and I want to have no part of it. I refuse to be the collateral damage of this sort of nonsense.


EDIT: Exodite has added me back as a maintainer, but know that I remain nothing but impartial on what's happening in a few popular communities right now. Anyone who attempts to drag me into it will regret it.

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007
10:17 am
rakshepsaar Were a bunch of people removed from the community or something? I have received several add requests from people I distinctly remember being in the community before. If you have had issues with membership, please contact me at yattering_00@hotmail.com. Thanks.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2007
1:26 am

I don't think the community is gonna be deleted ... I hope not anyway. We'll see I suppose ...

Armaina, where's that makeup art you said you were going to do? Please reply to me pronto, cos there's some little left-outie feeling all left-out.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
10:49 am
rakshepsaar I'm sure you've all heard about the "Warriors for Innocence" nonsense going on right now, and the impending storm of deletions that many people are anticipating. I don't really know the truth about what's going on, but I'm switching around some of the content of the info page, and am tossing around the idea of a preventive temporary deletion.

What do you guys think should be done?

current mood: annoyed

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Thursday, April 26th, 2007
9:15 am - YEY!

Hey there.

I actually had this image finished a LONG time ago, but at that time we where scanner less, than I went on vaction, and blah blah. Anyway, here it is! All finished and ready for your enjoyment!


current mood: hyper

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
1:47 am - nuts and bolts.
rakshepsaar Alright, so the miscreants who didn't come through last time have been dealt with and those who didn't receive art have been assigned to other members. Thanks so much to those of you who volunteered! Could you try to get those pieces in within a week or two? I'll check up on you again soon, but I definitely want to see those in as soon as possible. :) Left-outies, don't worry - we've got backup artists for the backup artists, and I'll make sure you get what's due one way or t'other.

So now, I think it's time for the next contest round! 

Alright, so the miscreants who didn't come through last time have been dealt with and those who didn't receive art have been assigned to other members. Thanks so much to those of you who volunteered! Could you try to get those pieces in within a week or two? I'll check up on you again soon, but I definitely want to see those in as soon as possible. :) Left-outies, don't worry - we've got backup artists for the backup artists, and I'll make sure you get what's due one way or t'other.

Moderating a couple exchange communities has made me realize just how often not just beginners, but high-profile artists sign up for exchanges and don't come through. Hopefully, last round has made it clear that I don't care how popular you are - NOBODY stiffs anyone on my turf. If you see ahead of time that there is a chance that you will not be able to do your art, don't sign up. If something pops up halfway through the round, LET ME KNOW even if you wind up getting it in on time anyway. Just let me know. It takes all of 30 seconds to write me an email. That won't give you a white card to take as long as you want, but it will at least let me know you're not blowing me off, and I'll be less likely to come down on you as hard as I did the last group.

Following that, I got several comments and emails saying, "Oh yeah, so-and-so? I knew he wouldn't turn his art in, he bails on exchanges all the time." If you see someone sign up who has a bad reputation for not coming through, preeeeze send me an email, with a few examples of when and where it's happened (if you can), so I can keep a weather eye on the user. I mean, one person has been auto-banned from a couple new communities because of her reputation, and that's kind of valuable knowledge. XD

I just wanna make sure I run a smooth ship. If you sign up and do your part, you will get your art. I'll make sure of it.

Those of you who never got their art in the activity before last, could you tell me here? Also, would any members be willing to adopt them?

If we wind up doing a contest for this activity, would anyone be so awesome as to volunteer to do prize art?

Now, a poll:
ps - Kirazz's trading card info links are here and here.

Poll #964141 Activity ideas.

What would you like the next activity to be?

Put your Chosen in its element, doing what it does best.
Put your Chosen in its opposite element, doing what it does worst. (thanks Drak)
Draw a fight between members of your Chosen's species.
Draw your Chosen without his/her hide.
Pit yourself against the Character you're paired with!
A contest for Kirrazz's trading card activity (link provided below poll)
Other (specify in a comment)

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Friday, April 6th, 2007
9:42 pm - Hay dookiedragon

I ignored life today and sat down and colored something for you since you didn't get anything for the art exchange. I'm an obsessive volunteer kind of person.

SLICECollapse )

Hope you like! >:D

current mood: annoyed

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Thursday, April 5th, 2007
9:43 pm - 'Tis Eastertime!

Time for that great Draconic tradition, Peasant Dyeing!


Wish I was better at a cartoonish style. But I submit it anyway, for your amusement! Safe for work, no overt gore.

current mood: amused

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6:44 pm - Moof?

Just was wondering if the e-mails ever got out for the make-up art. I haven't got mine yet and I'd like to draw a bad dragon >:3


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Monday, April 2nd, 2007
4:30 pm - Banning.
rakshepsaar Because of repeated failure to post art, reply to my emails and warning posts, and on one occasion flat out lie to me about excuses (and not even bother to cover your ass!), henceforth are permanently banned:


You can screw around in other communities, but it's not gonna fly in this one. You had two months to do your art, had several warnings, and as far as I know every one of you was doing art for other purposes. I'm normally very nice and easy to deal with, but I cannot accept people committing to something and then blowing it off. If you feel like arguing, email me, but it probably won't do you any good considering I checked up on your personal journals and galleries.

Adoptions will be emailed to volunteers. Could zyleeth, armaina, and wereblood please confirm your availability? I'd like the makeup art done within a couple weeks of emails being sent, and at the same quality level you'd do a normal exchange if at all possible. If you can't, both jaxxblackfox and I are willing to take over for one.

I will also be posting idea options for the next exchange very soon.

current mood: irritated

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Sunday, April 1st, 2007
3:00 pm
rakshepsaar Even though I sent emails and made a post warning several artists that they'd better get their art in pronto, nothing has been posted. Those of you who replied via email and that post, wtf? Not even a WIP sketch?

You were warned. You have 24 hours from this moment to put art up - or give me a good reason why you haven't posted so much as a WIP sketch (school is not an excuse because you shouldn't have joined in the first place) - or I will ban all four of you. I don't care how popular you are. 

Harsh? Yes. But this is called Bad Dragon for a reason. You screw someone over, you get your ass eviscerated.

In the hypothetical situation that these artists are not going to post anything, I need four volunteers to do makeup art. Comment here with your email address and I will assign you to one of the members who did not receive anything.

EDIT: Actually, now that I think about it, I only need three volunteers since one of the members who did not get art also did not do art. I now have three volunteers (although if said member gets what is due in, I will take adopt a member). Thanks guys!

EDIT #2: I just did some detective work, and have seen that all but one member has absolutely no excuse, and the fourth deleted her gallery a couple days ago so I can't tell. Get your art in. I don't wanna hear it.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
3:31 pm
rakshepsaar Thank you to those who submitted art on time! This round was very good and saw some pretty fantastic art. Start thinking about what the next activity should be. 

Personally, I think that Kirrazz's idea should be given some attention for a round, perhaps for prizes - one for artistic merit and one for creativity.

Relevant posts:
1. Original: http://community.livejournal.com/bad_dragon/70866.html
2. Follow-up: http://community.livejournal.com/bad_dragon/71069.html

Thoughts? Suggestions? Alternate ideas?

If you're interested in doing prize art should we decide to go forward with Kirrazz's idea, please let me know here!

Regarding last round's wayward artists:
~All artists who have not submitted their art have received a firm reprimand, especially those who received art and did not acknowledge it.

~Overdue art is due a week from today. Those who do not turn in their art by then will be suspended from the next activity.

~Art that is still not turned in soon after March 28th will be permanently banned from participation.

~Participants whose artists are banned will be placed up for "adoption" so that they will still receive art for their efforts.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
7:29 pm - yami_griffin!

FINALLY! He's your dragon Dreatcheal from last months exchange...And since I was so damn late, you get a little sumthin' extra!

One Bad Dragon And One...Not So BadCollapse )

I'll alert you when I get a Deviantart link up...But yeah, once again, sorry for the lateness.

current mood: accomplished

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Saturday, March 10th, 2007
4:54 pm - Brainstorming Discussion Group.

Card ideas people!

Oh, and spread the word regarding what we're doing here.

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4:48 pm - For Glory! For Sparta!!

Ok guys.
I'm taking it that the half-way decent response means we are 'a go' with this project.

Everyone interested:
We need your favourite demonic/snarly/OMGRUN dragon character (other characters will be considered for a laugh) picture to be used on the card, with it's name, and 5 favoured elements, in order of preference. Preferably, pictures will be of the 'good when shrunk' variety.

Anyone with photoshop, or programs that will open .psd (photoshop) files -
I've done a basic card outline, so that we can have multiple people working on cards, and they'll still have the same basic lay-out/print-size.
If you want a copy of the .psd, and other relevant .psd's, e-mail me at "eatmorebran@talk21.com" with your own e-mail and a subject heading involving bad_dragon.

We need designing -
- 1 Power card of each element, and associated round element decal. (Check the .psd files to get the gist, since they need to look like part of the group. Also, feel free to redesign the one I did, since the central part sucks).
- Pictures to go with the sneak attack cards, once we decide what cards we're doing.
- A universal card-backing for each of the 3 card sets. (If you separate the writing, you can have a go at these without photoshop, since they'll shrink-to-fit).
- An evil-looking box cover art? XD (Not in any way vital).

Anyone with prior experience of these types of card game:
Ideas for attacks and sneak attacks(or sneaky defences). Include a mix of basic ones, and completely outrageous ones that WILL peeve people, but please refer to the pictures I've loaded up in this, and the previous post, and try to balance them.
ie. Certain attacks are weak, but become very powerful with stacked power cards, some gamble, others leave less to chance, etc.
Regarding element use - More powerful creatures will rely heavily on one card type, balancing out against weaker creatures that can use multiple cards to defend. Consider strategy.
And of course, try to make the attacks fun, and related strongly to the creature.

Please state what you’d be interested in here, and link the picture you want using, and your favoured elements.
Then, if you’re drawing, e-mail me as I stated above, and e-mail me a link to the work when you’re finished.
If you’re brainstorming, please start up a discussion group of sorts in the separate titled post.
- Oh, for convenience, unless someone’s greatly offended, can we leave the general rules as they are for now, since they’re fairly simple.

Have fun..

current mood: mischievous

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11:59 am - A side project?

So I was thinking about ways to actively state how bad-ass this community is, and I thought.. Why not make a community game to release upon the world? At the very least, we can get one up on bad_gryphon!
Anyway, so.. here's what I came up with -

It's far from complete, and I'm fully open to suggestions, but half of the point is to get as many people involved as possible. If we make this a community project, all we need is a few good ideas (preferably balanced) and a hard-core picture or two of each member (or even wild-card non-members). Then we get together our resident artists and come up with a decent colour scheme. Once you have that, it's mostly crop/copy/paste.
If any of the mods want to step in, that would rule as well..

So.. anybody want to add their skills and ideas to this?

current mood: Demonic

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3:16 am - NAMBROTH.
Okay so. My piece is late and I'm really quite sorry. This week was midterms at my college and I actually had two exams that I literally did not know about until Monday.

Anywho, I tried a bunch of new stuff for this, especially watercolor pencils; and they're quite smooth and soft-looking in real life, and the green background is far less acidic. XD And I have no idea why your mouth is orange in the scan, honestly I don't.  It looked a lot more threatening when it was just inked, I swear! Heheheh. Fail.

Like I said, I'd be happy to mail it to you if you want it. If not, that's alright - I'll just keep it for an example of badges at AC or something. If you want me to mail it to you, shoot me an email with your address and I'll pop it in soon!

Thanks for your patience. ^_^

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007
2:22 pm - Kona.

**I can't get the cut to work. Mod's... feel free to do it for me. I don't have time to screw around with it right now... I'm tring to get out the door to get to work.**

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Sorry it's late... I finished it last night but didn't get a chance to upload it.

Didn't turn out like I wanted it to... but, oh well.

current mood: rushed

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