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As you probably know, I spent about a week total in CatzK3 's artwar. I have nothing against Catz, the way he is running the artwar (side note, way better than how I handled Unus Solum) or his universe. But, I felt I should explain how I operate and why the artwar and the community around it (which is filled with awesome people who you should really check out  caused me to leave. 

I'm the no fun allowed kind of guy. 

When I draw fighter jets, for example, I really like getting into the practicality of the aircraft. Sure, the designs are ultimately hampered by my lack of a wind tunnel or ability to measure radar cross sections (I hear that Stealthflanker has something... may hack his computer or something :P), but I have a decent knowledge of what would make a good fighter for the role it is meant to have. So, I struggle to just lay back and have fun with a design that simply wouldn't work for some pretty fundamental reasons...

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I apply that outside of aircraft as well. When I started getting into the guns for Unus Solum, I began trying to read up on how firearms work as much as I could (enough that I'm half sure the RCMP is keeping an eye on me :P). Sure, that doesn't mean everything I do would work, but I don't mind being told it wouldn't work and making the proper adjustments. (shout out to everyone who told me you can hold a firearm in x way, I'll never make that mistake again!). In fact, I really appreciate it! I want to get things right!

But Ravajava! Telekentic girlies, floating battleships and hypersonic fighter jets! These aren't real!

True. But, wrapping these things in as much real world packaging as possible, in my opinion, eases a reader/viewers suspension of disbelief. I just can't get into a ridiculous but cool concept if the dressing is equally fantastical.

It's why I prefer BSG to Star Wars. But there is a place for Star Wars clearly, seeing how popular it is. So that doesn't make the alternative bad, it's just not my taste really.

So, TLDR: I just compared Gun Gear to Star Wars.

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  • Reading: Headmasters Wager
  • Watching: Formula e
  • Playing: Assetto Corsa


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james147741 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!
koushiro1180 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
i wanted to ask you what is your favorite pattern of camo
one of my hobbies is uniform collection and i have a collection of uniforms.  Interestingly my favorite uniform/equipment 
is the DAK From ww2 (no i do not support nazism in anyway)
but i always liked the look of the Deutsches AfrikaKorp and I've spent some time in the desert for research purposes.

Ravajava Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Red Coats. 1880's Red Coats in particular. I do appreciate British Indian troops appearance in WW1 as well, but I'll have to give it to the Brits :P
koushiro1180 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
actually being a private researcher in the Zulu culture and warfare
i do like seeing and collecting British zulu war equipment.
I have the uniform of a Royal Natal tribesman cavalry and the helmet
worn by British soldiers of that period.

In my collection passed down the line of my fathers family
i own a fully functional martini henry and an enfield smle.
Being a researcher has many perks.  I was able to handle many
classic firearms.   the Gatling being my favorite!

I like the Boer war uniforms the British army switched to in the late 1890s to the start of the 20th century.

The red coats of the 1870-80s are classic!
CatzK3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amen to that
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TheEvilColonel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
I say, quite nice drawings you have here!
Ravajava Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Zanks :D
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist
I know you'll love this, if you haven't seen it already!…
Ravajava Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's the level I'm striving towards  -___-

He even convinced a student to make a Total War styled strategy game for him and a separate person to write some of those Japanese light novels 0.o

But we shall get there, through our perseverance and charisma!
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist
We can make our own. :D Can't let him have all the fun. hahaha
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