Because I improved it. So we can use it, as long as it’s my version.
M950A, The Warbler and the Rose
Nah, I just like her smug smile. and man, she’s drawn so softly. I know she’s slim and fit but THOSE LEGS and BODY, wew.
Though for a wedding dress to shine, it needs something special to accent and differentiate it from normal wedding dresses.
You have a great point, yes. I don’t know if I want to squeeze these legs, lick these legs or hug these legs.
(spoilers: all of them)
Welp there goes NTRing Thunder. Don’t worry, you’re still my precious.
(Thunder: 1, Adam: 0)
If I didn’t have Tamamo45 to roll for, I’d absolutely roll for this one.
Tamamo45 is just animated. Sell your kidney, simp for Calico, roll both
(GP team would like to remind you Shikikans to not sell either of your kidneys or someone else’s kidneys to whale for skins)
So they’re golden hearts?? Those thighs camouflaged them to me.
(warning: degenerate alert)
Suddenly, after Ceia said his opinion about the skin, we could hear some metallic sounds from Sheele's room. He was clearly preparing a war crime, and that made other shillers calm down, including Ceia.
Wonderful skin, nothing else to say really
(And that is how a pro avoids Sheele’s hate)
I just think the face is weirdly drawn. My favourite skin from Calico is the Maid one.
(Shikikans, behold a bad example of skin naming. There is no Calico maid, only Calimaid)
(Lies you’re going for Kar, Calico’s just a bonus)
This time, Sheele was next to the other shillers, he got his weapon out and did put the cannon right on Hakurai's forehead and was ready to shoot in less than a second.
Since Hakurai choose his words wisely, Sheele decide to lower his weapon, reassuring the other shillers.
This is the design sheet for her skin, courtesy of iopwiki. Seeing the different explorations kind of gives us an insight of what could've been. The center one is what we ended up getting - demure with subtle smug. The gun is pointed down, signifying that there is no hostile intent. The first is a more revealing tsundere look - her personality is on display. The gun is pointed upwards, signifying that if you got a problem, she will feed you lead instead of cake. (seems like AA-12 has a disciple). The third seems to be a loving yet embarrassed look; the gun is pointed forward but parallel to the bouquet, as if she isn't sure what to do in this situation. At least in all three pictures she has excellent trigger discipline.
Haku and Soul: Deep intricate looks into lots of specific details and art theory as a whole
Me: "I just think it looks nice"
Well, uh, the normal art. Damaged art, like lots, yes.
Tbh, I have long accepted my fate as pigeonholing myself as the overly verbose nerd and spewer of pseudo-intellectual bullshit.
(This Commanders is a prime example of underselling yourselfs. Be like Haku, have confidence. Nerd with precision. Improvise, adapt, overcome, become apex intellectual nerds like Hakurai and Soulmuse and be proud of it. Thank you for coming to my ted talk)
Thank you for coming to my ted talk!
M1014, Heatbeat Before the Angel Statue
And no, one of my favourite SGs, now ready to be wed. HETEROCHROMIA FOR THE WIN.
Her normal art looks so classy, it’s gorgeous. That statue behind her gives her an angelic appeal I JUST LOVE.
For some reason I kept mistaking her for another doll. I thought M4 got a wedding dress. Anyway, the simple concept of her dress is what makes it good in my opinion. Looks simple, but the key is on the chest part.
It’s a very nice, very classy skin, but it doesn’t quite have that pop to it y’know?
I guess it’s just too simplistic for my taste, like, come on girl, it’s your wedding! Once in a lifetime thing! You can wear anything you want, so why go for such a simple, albeit beautiful, dress? Be extravagant!
There is this expression in the most obscure place I live that is “lose one’s head” as an analogy to losing one’s cool. So in this case it felt very fitting.
But now that you mentioned it, it does look like she’s using the angel as cover. Pretty cool. I didn’t notice it because I was looking elsewhere.
Art by Renaisense
Let’s threaten MICA into making one. I want to marry 40, but she’s like my dreams: so fucking dead.
(GP would like to remind you Commanders that threatening companies or company personnel is against the law and advises against it. GP would also like to remind you Commanders to take care of your mental health, especially during these tough times.)
I actually kinda like this one. Can’t explain why.
(No thoughts head empty hornt only)
Makarov, A Certain Unscientific Sunflower
I think I prefer her regular art over the damaged, admittedly. That damaged art is questionable enough all on its own, but out of the dresses in this batch I think this one is my least favourite overall. I think the first words that come to my mind are “visually busy”, but that’s not quite right. I’ll muse about it.
I also like my freedom, and not having to explain to other people in the house why the FBI is calling.
So the name is an obvious reference to that famous Scientific anime/manga. The initial art is nice, there’s flow to her hair. you see, the curves of the hair are in contrast with the angled fabric, which creates a cognitive dissonance and forces the audience's gaze to wander back and forth between the two boundaries. This is also known as “I don't actually have an art science degree and made that up on the spot”.
Anyways, I assume the artist is different, since her original and pumpkin skin art have this sort of manga/stylized feel to it, but this one is a lot softer.
10 minutes after, Matt was sent to horny jail.
FNC, Strawberry Cake & Garden Cosmos
(Gotta appreciate a Commander with an eye for food)
Free B Card is good, FNC Skin is good. Our chocolate addict deserved some love. This has nothing to do with the fact that I am also addicted to chocolate.
(Friendly reminder to regularly check your sugar levels if you’re addicted to sweet Commanders.)
Moving on, in terms of skin, it’s a good, clean art. Not a lot to really say, in that this one doesn't stand out much beyond being a good skin without something that makes me scream at my computer. Although that is a lot of skirt for FNCs height, but that isn't entirely out of character for wedding dresses...even if this one is sorta off style so to say.
Reminds me of that FNC love letter for the contest: “I like chocolate, you like chocolate, munch munch munch munch ad infinitum”.
(Soul is relieving a past trauma)
Kawa's phone rang suddenly, then, after she picked up the call, all the shillers could hear Matt’s voice from Horny Jail.
And then he stopped the call.
Grizzly, Rain on a Starry Night
Can I have the first dibs? THIS SKIN IS GORGEOUS. A wedding dress needs something to be catchy, and to me, this one shows it. Blue and yellow in the dress rings nicely with the fair skinned brown hair lady. The angles of e the art also are nice, and accentuate all of Grizz’ assets in a nice way.
It also is what I used as reference to draw my AK-15
With the mismatched stockings and big floofy houte cotoure dress grizz looks more like a runway model than a bride, but I quite dig that look. Realm Bw's linework has also improved over the years, this feels like a straight upgrade to her anniversary gala costume.
Also, her face in the damaged art is so cute :DDD
Holy damn, Red’s actually horny for some skin that’s not from Lee.
>Thing for bridal attire
Oh no, Red gonna steal everyone’s wife in the future
You say that like this is the first skin I’ve liked in the entire shilling.
There’ plenty of skins I’m horny for besides Lee. She just happens to be my biggest hornt.
While Crally, Adamasturia and Red dive into a discussion of fetishes, this shilling’s sponsor decided to quietly leave his comment:
I like how they managed to preserve her color scheme on the wedding dress. This and her casual skin are my two favorite Grizzly skins. the casual skin edges out every so slightly because she has a ponytail, but that doesn't mean this one is any worse; both are excellent.
Ponytail, glasses, shorts and a burger
She’s perfect for a [REDACTED].
But anyway, this is one of the skins where I'll drop the pretentious art critic and just be like, "she cute dog".
So uhhh in a bit of a pickle now. Before I went to buy the Wedding Grizzly, I tried one multi for Bride Vector... and got a different Grizzly lmao.
Red later proceeded to buy her wedding dress, because you can never love your waifu enough. Remember Commanders, luccsac, donate your kidneys for your waifus.
I do not listen to the words of Shikikans who fell for duping
(Says the LWMMG mod duper)
While this conversation suddenly turned into a horny talk about voice kinks, Soulmuse, who was strangely quiet until now, decided to warn people of his presence with a cough. But that wasn’t the Soulmuse the other shillers used to talk with for other skins.
This Soulmuse was completely different: he had goggles on, eyes as sharp as knives, and a smirk on his face. He entered nerding mode, and no one was able to stop what was coming.
For those who don’t know who she is, have an image
On the same note of where your eye is and is not drawn, the star she’s holding, as Destination mentioned, is a nice bit of pizzazz to the Skin, but notably, the white color means that while it stands out it doesn’t always pull your eye to it, and lets you actually take in Grizzly herself, instead of just the star.
But the cool thing here is that said star isn’t just a bit of flair, it’s actually carried through the entire dress as an accent item. Her stockings have them, the skirt of the dress has them, the garter has them, etc etc etc. It’s this really cool piece of theming that the entire dress has built into it, although my head actually hurts atm so no speculation on what the theming is meant to mean. Maybe I’ll leave that to Haku…
Oddly enough, the Damage Art here is really ‘good’ although calling it ‘good’ feels a bit weird since uh, it’s quite obviously not a good thing that has happened to her.
This also has the interesting side note in that Damaged art of, where instead of just ‘something awful (you let your Doll die you monster) happened’, it’s more of ‘Grizzly is moving on from the bad thing, but is also hyper depressed about it. While sure the dress is damaged, (gotta show off legs), she’s also taking off the stockings, as though some of that damage came from Grizzly herself, not from the jackass who left her at the altar (or otherwise did the bad thing for which he(or she??) must suffer).
Arikira and Sheele were outside of the base. In fact, they were quite far away from it. Taking a bit of fresh air was good for them after all this shilling, especially for Ari, that was exhausted since the Chinese New Year episode. But that wasn’t the reason why they did go apart from other shillers. Arikira wanted to talk to Sheele. It was apparently something important, which is why Sheele accepted to give her some time. Now that they were miles away, on a hill that was bloomed by the dawn of spring, next to a forest of fir that never seen its leaves fall during winter, Ari decided to finally tell Sheele what she had in mind.
After a long silence, Ari turned her back to Sheele, contemplating the beautiful lands, clearly meaning that all she wanted was freedom, to do whatever she wanted to do without having to feel forced to. A bunch of white flowers nearby absorbing her attention. Those were white roses, it looked like they were shining on the spring sun. A smile slowly appeared on her face. The silence was usually broken by the wind, but it was a really balanced situation between the calm and the heckling. Until this balance was shattered one minute after by a weapon being armed in Arikira’s back.
The shot went right through Arikira’s head, spilling blood on the roses, giving them back on some part their known color. Sheele then picked up the body and left it in a forest nearby, leaving Arikira there, leaned by a tree, just as if she was asleep, her last smile being changed into an eternal one.
And Sheele left, abandoning this old friend’s body to the forest rules, going back to the base to announce to the other shillers that Arikira decided to step away from the shilling adventure.