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  1. True, although I've never used Steam but it's always an option.
  2. This just reminds me of how salty I am about not getting the 3ds version lol. But in all seriousness, I like the graphics and even though I'm not really a fan of the switch, I might try it out when it's released (I'm behind on this stuff but I'd rather play the PS4 version instead tbh).
  3. I find it hilarious that this thread has being going on for a little bit over 2 years. But as for Maribel herself, she's not my favorite DQ character any more (ahem that title is tied between Gabo/Ruff and Alena excuse mE), but I do rather like her flaws and strengths. Okay but I am writing a DQ7 AU fic so I'm a little biased anyways.
  4. Here's what I have for The Phantom Calling - Dragonwood so far: Prologue: Silverfire's POV I'll rewrite the prologue at some point, but not now. My main goal is to get Draft #2 done and then begin Draft #3. Chapter 1: Violet's POV Some things need to be rewritten, especially the beginning half. Chapter 2: Holly's POV Eh. Chapter 3: Tristan's POV: That's all the complete chapters, but in the meantime I might begin posting some of Chapter 4.
  5. Okay. So. I drew some DQ. But my sister has the art since I drew her favorite DQ character on her chromebook (her favorite character's Terry btw). So, here's a DQ theme-ish picture she sent me that she drew alongside putting her OC in it: And some others: That should be it for now.
  6. More art! I have been bored recently. Here's an animation I made recently (a week ago):
  7. So basically, this is like my other thread except these aren't DQ related at all. I'll post what I have for my stories once I get around to posting more on this thread.
  8. I prefer the remakes better, especially the ones on DS and 3DS. I've never gotten to play the originals first, so I had to start with DQ5 DS, DQ4 DS, and DQ6 DS first. I later got to play the originals (okay but not 5 because I don't have that one) and I still think the remakes are better. Same with DQ7 3DS and DQ8 3DS (okay but for DQ7 I played the original first but I gave up. I've never played the PS2 DQ8). Call me biased, but the remakes had a lot more to offer with added content. DQ4 DS had that post-game added onto it, which kept my attention since if it had just ended there, then I probably would've just stopped playing/delete save file and replay the game. As for the graphic debate, the DS remakes just ripped off of the PS1 games. I checked- there is literally no difference at all, so I don't get how one is 'better' or 'worse' than the other.
  9. I've drawn some more! I'll try to draw more DQ tomorrow/on the weekend as it's 12:24 am right now where I live (I need sleep but it won't come) and I wanted to post the ones I've done today/yesterday. Here's yesterday's art (put in spoilers because space reasons): Today's:
  10. I've been going off and on between Miitopia and DQ5. But I'm honestly just grinding my characters unnecessarily in both, so...eh. Not really progressive, but it's something. Currently in Miitopia (I restarted my game, don't judge) I'm at Greenhorne Castle and now on a mission to escort the Prince of a Nearby Land. My team consists of: Violet, a level 12 cautious thief. Tristan, a level 11 laid-back warrior. Holly, a level 11 stubborn cleric. Silverfire, a level 11 airheaded mage. To sum up the relationships, I made sure everyone had at least 6 so they could at least help each other attack in battle. I feel like grinding some more, since I know what's coming up soon... (Tbh I also like the spicy drama going on between Violet, Tristan, and Silverfire. My game appears to ship both Violet/Tristan and Violet/Silverfire at the same time. Strange, that didn't happen last time- nevermind, it did. I remember now.)
  11. Yeah, I'm trying to help her with animating but she keeps rejecting my offers. Eventually I'm just going to have to force her to learn properly at some point. My parents don't really look at our stuff (I don't want them looking at my animations) but I'm sure my sister's going to show them at some point. Once I get a chance I'm going to help her with anatomy with more animalistic creatures and then help her with drawing humans (heck, I still have trouble but I'm slowly getting there through drawing comics). Currently I can't do anything on my channel(s), since my chromebook decided it was a wonderful time to have the mousepad stop working and that I've tried to get it fixed multiple times, and I've gotten nothing so far. The only reason I know that she animates is because I have to use her chromebook for my animations (I used it once, and even then it was for a school project). At this point I'm going to try helping her myself, but if that doesn't work I'm going to find some youtube videos to help her draw/animate properly.
  12. My main problem is that I lose interest in playing a certain video game quickly. It might be different for you, but whenever I play a video game, I need to be doing something else related to it so I can keep my interest. That's why I'm replaying DQ5 so I can get more of a feel for it as I write- but I'm just grinding at the moment and not progressing in the plot. I'm probably going to take a break from 5 however, only so I can focus on 6 and Miitopia more. It's hard for me to stay invested in a single plot for too long, which is why I haven't picked up 8 in three months and 7 in a good six months. Grinding isn't much of a problem for me, as I can usually just find somewhere with overpowered monsters compared to my party's current levels and use that. It worked fairly well for 6 until I reached the Dread Realm. Since I'm a fanfiction writer, I might have a different perspective than yours. Simply, since I'm writing both a DQ5 fanfiction and a DQ6 fanfiction I need to replay both so I can accurately remember the events and actually beat both of them for once. And I don't really play two at once either, it just depends on my mood. If I'm more in the mood for writing my DQ5 fanfic, I play DQ5. If I'm in the mood to write my DQ6 fanfic, then I'd start 6 over again since my story starts dab-smack at the start and I remember nothing. For Gamefaqs, I can't really access it on my chromebook since it's a school computer, meaning they block tons of websites that they deem inappropriate. Gamefaqs is one of those websites. Although my parents have their own computers, they're almost always on them so I don't have a chance to get on Gamefaqs at all. So Gamefaqs wouldn't really help me at all in this case.
  13. And it's become her favorite thing in the world, despite not playing any of the games. I think she's gone crazy with it, actually. Why? My proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9pC3BYHY4I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAkY_otJSys As you can see, she's making Dragon Quest animation videos without knowing how to draw people, so she just draws them as pokemon(?). Do you guys think she's taking it too far or no, because she's in the process of making a DQ AMV/PMV as well and has been working nonstop on it since last week. Currently she's obsessed with DQ11.
  14. I prefered the 3ds version more, since it's on the 3ds and I can actually finish it on my own time. I have played the PS1 version though, but that was 5 years ago and the furthest I made it to was Rexwood. Then I gave up. I have no clue where it is now, so I'm not going to be finishing that version anytime soon. One day, but not today.
  15. Now I actually like this game, and I actually want to try beating it for once. But I have a problem- scratch that, make it two. Currently I'm just switching back and forth between multiple games, explaining why I still haven't finished DQ 8 and finish replaying DQ 5. (And I'm still replaying Miitopia and grinding like crazy) I'm at a loss for sticking to one game. The only way that I'm able to keep my interest in a game is if I'm making a fanfiction for it or listening to music in that game. (Hence why I actually feel like playing 5 and 6 right now- I'm making fanfictions for both and listening to the soundtracks while I exercise.) I don't know if I'm going to play through it all the way in a few days, since my brain is like that. On to my main problem. You see, I've replayed this game a lot and there's always one reason why I delete my save file and start over. It's always that portion when you follow Rod through the cave without being spotted. A few years ago after 5-7 tries I just gave up and started my save file over (everyone on my party was around level 30+ since I had no idea on how to complete that portion and that I absolutely love grinding for some reason). Somehow I managed to make it through once, and that was only when I went on YouTube and followed through a video walkthrough that took place during that segment. I'd do it again, but the video's probably blocked by now and I use a school owned chromebook, so that's something I can't fix. And yes, I've used the guide book and it's not really that helpful for me. Now I'm going to have a panic attack if I go through that again. (That's an exaggeration, but my point still stands...) I've somehow made it to the Dread Realm, and honestly, the only thing that's bugging me is how I built up my characters. (It wasn't smart at all, long story short. Seed-wise and job-wise.) So now I want to start my game over, so I can build up my characters properly and not get my butt kicked in the Dread Realm all the time. (Note, I've gotten to Mortamor's Dreadlair. SOMEHOW.) And since I'm making a Dragon Quest 6 fanfiction, I honestly want to restart it so I can get more of a feel for the beginning, since I'm already writing chapter one. (Halfway through it now) I do this with all of my fanfictions, and I'm not going to remember the events beforehand. So to recap, I'm indecisive whenever I play video games, I can't get past this one part that's incredibly easy for most people, and that I wasn't very good at planning my characters out. Help?
  16. Okay, I've gotten more done for the DQ V fanfic. The name I'm currently going with is Press On, but it sounds really...bland. Any suggestions? Anyways, here's the next part: Put it in a spoiler so the block of text doesn't kill your eyes. I'm going to do the same with the others in a minute. On another note, I'm dropping some heavy SilverViolet vibes here...hopefully that's enough to show one of the main pairings in this fic. (My lovely OC pairing and I have no hecking clue what to do for the Main Hero of 5...eh, I'm playing the game right now, I'll figure out eventually.) EDIT: I did it now.
  17. May I have my name changed to Marrowfrost please? Using Dark Ember here and using Marrowfrost everywhere else is getting confusing for me.
  18. Okay, so far I have about 1071 words for the prologue, which is waaaaaaay to many for a prologue, but I'm actually planning the plot out for this story, so...whatever. Here's what I got so far: And that's what I have so far, and this is only half of what I planned for the prologue...I'm not the best at this, since my chapters would've been 1500-2000 words each, but I guess I'll just up it to 2000-3000 words per chapter for now. I've also been working on a crossover fanfiction for Dragon Quest 6 and Warriors, and maaaaaaaaybe it has elements of Miitopia in it too...anyways, what I decided to call it is: Sovereign Spirits: An Untold Tale. I've finished the prologue and I'm currently working on chapter one, which is good. I plan to publish it on Ao3, Wattpad and FFN once it's completely finished. This one isn't planned at all, so we'll see how this one goes. Here's the prologue: That's the finished prologue, and I'm quite proud of it. Started chapter one a while ago, but I'm probably not going to work on it for a bit in favor of the Dragon Quest V fanfic above.
  19. Yep, Dark Ember is back. So for those of you who don't know, I joined the den around like...I dunno, I forgot actually. But basically, I'm a member who hasn't been too active recently. During that time I've been gone, I've matured on the internet quite a bit if not a lot more. Being on Fanfiction takes guts, lemme tell you. Especially if you're willing to go through drama that is dumb and unnecessary. Such as me calling someone out on their behavior (who shouldn't be on the site since they're underage.) and then their parent cussing me out about it. Yes, that happened to me recently and it sucks. Gah, some people... anyways, I feel like I should explain. I haven't been on the den recently because, well, life and I've started to sorta drop out of the fandom a little bit. Don't get me wrong, I still love Dragon Quest. Currently I'm replaying Dragon Quest IX on my 2ds, and it's a nice distraction from Miitopia and Tomodachi Life. (Speaking of Tomodachi Life, I haven't picked it up in weeks. If any of my OTPs had a divorce, I will delete my save data and start over... for the third time so far. Why must the relationships be so hard to keep stable? WHY?! And whoever decided that couples can get divorced while the game isn't being played deserves to get fired, no questions asked.) But with my current fanfictions being mainly Violetsbane and Flames of Fury, I never really had the time to work on any of my DQ stuff. And DQM: Dark Winds? That I shall redo at some point. Trust me- I'm a much better writer now. At the moment I've also started 8th grade, which is both great and irritating at the same time. Algebra homework each day, a new project in science/history, writing assessments in English...ugh. So I've been pretty booked, and I also decided to start writing my own original novel as well, since I currently have my sights set on becoming an author one day. (My pen name is Marrowfrost, in case if you're interested. Search it up and my stuff is on the first page.) So I've been trying to keep my touch with the DQ series, but it's hard at the moment. So then I decided to make a Dragon Quest 5 fanfiction to see if that'd lift my spirits. And it turns out it's helping, since I wrote a good 400-600 words today for the prologue, which is far better than I usually do. It's in the writings section, if you want to read part of the prologue so far. (Eh, I'm not going to bother with planning it out too much. That's a lot of work, you know. And it's not one of my novels, so I don't need to in any case.) I've also drawn some better artwork, like actual DQ artwork as well. I have it somewhere, I just need to find it since it's on paper...it's a DQ pic with Miitopia elements in it too, since I got a little too bored with it. Anyways, I'm glad to be back and I hope I can stay active more often on here. But if not, then I blame life and school for my absence.
  20. I decided to start writing a Dragon Quest V story. Yeah, I haven't been on the den as much...life is to blame for that. So anyways, here's a summary and a draft of what I have so far. Any thoughts/tips for it? Summary: Two strangers in a strange land. They come across a broken, beaten village. The two of them decide to explore it and see what had happened. What happens next will change the entire future ahead. (Rated T for violence and some swearing) So that's what I have so far...yep, I put my OCs in it. That's what I do for most of my stories at any rate, and Dragon Quest is no exception. I'm mainly doing this because I want to get my DQ touch back, since I've been active in the Warriors, Wings of Fire and Miitopia fandoms FAR more than this one, I wanted to contribute something to Dragon Quest.
  21. The RPGs I've being playing recently are: Miitopia (So far I've put around 25-35 hours into it. But what can I say? It's a good game.) Dragon Quest VIII 3ds Version (Just started playing it three days ago, actually. I'm liking it so far.) So I guess I'm switching between Miitopia and Dragon Quest VIII right now. But a non-RPG I've been somewhat playing is Tomodachi Life. Non-RPGs are a rare occurrence for me because I usually don't like 'em after 2-4 hours of gameplay.
  22. ^ A digital drawing of one of my favorite OCs, Silverfire! (I think I messed up the shading, but whatever. It's decent for now.) ^ Another digital drawing of my OC Silverfire, but cat-ified. ^ The cover for my fanfiction called Violetsbane. (If you do wanna read it, here's the link so I can save you the trouble of searching it: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12999213/1/Violetsbane-A-Miitopia-Tale) ^ A picture I drew this month of some of my characters in Miitopia and that I used for Violetsbane. (It's kind of become one of my favorite things at the moment.) ^ The cover for my oneshot story I made called Shared Sorrow. Well, I've been getting better at drawing and writing. Now, I must go to draw some more fanart and write more stories for multiple fandoms. Farewell, for now!
  23. Dark Ember here decided to create a new art topic of hers because the old one felt too old for her, for reasons that are personal and that she would like to keep private. Here's some much better art that I've created, and hopefully is good. (Some of it is on paper, so it might be hard to see.) ^ A hand-drawn picture of one of my recent favorite video games, Miitopia. Currently creating a fanfic called "Violetsbane" and a comic version of the game. (I've gotten A LOT better at drawing people, as you can tell.) These are just some OCs I made for the game. On the left is Silverfire, middle is Violet, and on the right is Stargaze. ^ A sketch of a dragon I did a few days ago. I think it came out quite nicely, if I say so myself. ^ A picture of two OCs I came up with. On the left is a griffin named Sora, and the one on the right is a changling named Hibiki. (I like MLP a little, too.) ^ A hand-drawn cover of my Warriors fanfiction, Flames of Fury. Drew this yesterday, actually. ^ A digital drawing of one of the protagonists in my story Flames of Fury, Firegaze. My mousepad doesn't want to work when I try to draw, so I've got to resort to touch screen. It came out okay, I think. And that was some of the artwork I've been doing! And now that I think about it, I really need to start drawing more Dragon Quest stuff. I've been occupied with other projects for awhile, and one more can't hurt. (I only have two active projects, both being "Flames of Fury" and "Violetsbane".) I'll post more artwork in the future, possibly even some animations later on.
  24. (Haven't had a chance to reply until now) Thanks for explaining that more clearly. Although whenever I do something related to Warriors, I always do the character list because that's how they do it in the books, and I want to keep certain elements in Warriors when it's related to such. But whenever it's something else, I don't bother with the lists. Currently, I'm not working on that one anymore. I might return to it when my other projects are completed. Right now I don't have the actual time to, either since I'm working on two more stories that I plan on finishing. One of them is another Warriors one, but it's not as important as the other one at the time. The other one is for a different game, and it takes up a lot of my free time. (I do enjoy writing it, however.) That one, I didn't do a list first because it wouldn't make sense for that fandom. Instead I jumped right into chapter one. I only kept the character list so I could have aspects from both Dragon Quest and Warriors. But if I ever do a different Warriors + Dragon Quest story again, I'll probably leave the introduction out because at times it's very irritating to write out. (Copy and paste doesn't work for me all that well.) Thank you for the advice. And honestly, my writing now is a lot better then what it was then. Chances are I'll probably rewrite the story, anyways.
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