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I didn't think I needed one of these, because I trusted the fractal art community to be a little more decent, and it saddens me that I have to make this post now.

It has come to my attention that some of my parameters have been used by an artist who claims it was all 100% from-scratch Apo work, not based on anyone else's, when it's obvious that it's really a tweak. I know it's naive to feel this way, how I can't believe someone would do that, but I can't help it, and I recognize now that it would be in my favor to actually write up what I am and am not okay with. I thought it was common sense. I was wrong. So now, to be perfectly clear:

I DO want you to use my parameters. Study them, tweak them, make them into something new and unique, and LEARN from them. When I was learning Apophysis, I always found it frustrating that there were so many beautiful styles out there and no instructions on how to do it, and as such, I will always share my parameters on principle, just as I wished so many other Apophysis artists had done when I was new. I want to help other artists grow and the best way to do that in my eyes is to post parameters for everything.

I like credit, and it's the nice thing to do, but I recognize that people can forget and it is NOT the end of the world if you don't directly credit me in your artist's comments on images that contain parameters derived from my work. However, if you are directly asked if something you make is based on my parameters, then for heaven's sake, tell the truth! There is no shame in saying "Yes, this is a tweak" after the fact, and it reflects much better on you as an artist than claiming you figured it all out by yourself when the elements taken have already been recognized. If you kept drawing a character named 'Mona' with long, black hair, black Renaissance clothes, no eyebrows, and a mischievous smile, there's not a person in the world who would believe there's no Da Vinci in there. Fractal elements can be just as recongizable and you will gain no more respect than the Mona-draw-er for claiming it's all you when you tweak and say you didn't. Just tell the truth, that's all I ask.

I like to see tweaks of my work. In fact, I favorite them more often than not. For this reason, and it's not mandatory, tell me if you tweak! A comment on the artwork itself is great. I really want to see what you do, that's all.

DO ask me before using any of my rendered images, or unaltered parameters, for any purpose other than tweaking and creating a whole new image or purely personal use. If you want to use an image as wallpaper for your device/desktop, in its natural state or recolored, that's fine, go ahead, you have my permission. Likewise, you don't need to ask permission to use my parameters for learning or constructive purposes (read: actual tweaking that goes beyond the minimal, as described here by C-91 - c-91.deviantart.com/art/Apophy… ). Please ask permission for the following:
1. Usage of my fractals as components in photomanipulation or as a texture for a 3D model (I will probably say yes).
2. Uploading an unaltered, recolored, re-rendered, or minimally altered (e.g. changing the fX but nothing else, or cropping for use as a device wallpaper) version of one of my fractals to any part of the Internet. This includes using it as a background for your own personal blog, page, Facebook header, etc.
3. Uploading a script based on one of my fractals.

You do not need to ask if you want to share one of my fractals with your friends on some other site. If I didn't want people to see my art I wouldn't put it on the Internet. However, there is no need to re-upload anywhere, and please don't do it without asking; just share the link.


I don't want to take my parameters down, because I recognize that the majority of people who use them will be good about using them for their intended educational and constructive purpose. Please treat them, and me, with respect, as fractals are not just pictures made by a computer when a user presses a button, and I spent a lot of time and effort getting to the level of skill I am at today.

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Character Profile: Grace Wu by plangkye
Character Profile: Grace Wu
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There isn't a long texty version of this one like there was for the previous two because Uno didn't write one to begin with. So yeah, Grace; there she is. Edmund was pretty torn up when he heard she was dead.

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Character Profile: Edmund Templeton
Character Profile: Istvan Czernin
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Character Profile: Istvan Czernin by plangkye
Character Profile: Istvan Czernin
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Character Profile: Edmund Templeton
Character Profile: Grace Wu

The second of Our Heroes to get a reference infographic.

As before, uncondensed via UnoSombrero:

Istvan Czernin is the best surgeon in the world, an avatar of the First World War, and—tangled in shattered pieces between the two—the shade of a man, a 44-year-old Austro-Hungarian who met an accidental and gruesome end in 1904.  Driven to heal and harm in distressingly equal measure since his apotheosis, he has been involved in nearly every major war of the 20th century.  To allies, he was a miracle-worker; to enemies, a whirlwind of blood and wire. 

In the present day, the Twelfth Hour regards him as one of their most valuable and dangerous assets, to the point where he is metaphysically chained to the organization and strictly limited in choice and movement.  Istvan resents this but does realize that being incorporeal, indestructible, and capable of outpacing a jet fighter before ripping it apart from the inside-out encourages a certain measure of caution.

Torn between his love for violence and his desire to be a decent human being, Istvan prefers to turn his talents to his surgical work.  He is able to draw off the pain and suffering of others, which to him acts as a stimulant and in sufficient quantities a narcotic (he has been known to act almost drunk in battle, though his tolerance is high enough it takes a massacre to severely affect his thinking and judgement), and can reach inside patients with no need for a scalpel and no worry of bacterial contamination.  He is very proud of his skills and reputation, and likes to think of the lives he’s saved as a counterbalance to the lives he’s taken.

Istvan is brash, passionate, quick to anger, quicker to boredom, and extremely talkative, playing up his unsettling nature and violent history whenever he gets the chance.  Despite this, he isn’t fond of what he is and is prone to bouts of self-deprecation and depression in private.  Some have cited him as a bit of a drama queen, and that’s not far off the mark—he’s mercurial at best, and veers inevitably into dangerous extremes.  He adores martial concepts like honor, glory, and self-sacrifice… and is simultaneously bitter of the reality, pessimistic and cynical.  His sense of humor is pitch-black, and he isn’t above scaring the wits out of unwary newcomers.  He’s fascinated with the new and exciting and has invented a variant of chess involving cannons, battleships, and zeppelins.

A master embroiderer, he’s much more soft-hearted than he likes to admit.
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Character Profile: Edmund Templeton by plangkye
Character Profile: Edmund Templeton
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Character Profile: Istvan Czernin
Character Profile: Grace Wu

Uncondensed textual version of the above image, written by UnoSombrero:

Wizard, librarian, and self-styled superhero, Edmund Templeton was born in 1919, fought in WWII, and sometime in the late fifties adopted the moniker he's held ever since: the Hour Thief, one of the most powerful, feared, and respected wizards on the Twelfth Hour roster. Thanks to extremely dark and forbidden magic performed in his distant youth, he is able to snatch away moments through verbal traps and spend them on linguistic tricks that allow him to dodge bullets just in time, literally live on borrowed time, and be effectively unkillable (“not my time to die”). He has been thirty-five for the last seventy years.

Unfortunately, he's also trapped himself in a karmic Catch-22: Edmund relies on the time he takes from foes to survive, and every moment he rips away is another mark on his soul. After so long, death is certain damnation and he knows it. Therefore, he has made it his goal to live forever, doing what good he can in a material eternity and trying not to think about the likelihood that he will eventually go mad.

His Hour Thief persona is famous for wit, charm, impossible speed, and eldritch mystery, traits that have won him many battles over the years. He's handsome enough that it has become a running joke in the Twelfth Hour, and he has accumulated a long list of former lovers (all short-term, all selected in the hope he wouldn't get too attached). A classic man in black: dashing, dangerous, and untouchable.

Beneath the hat and mask, however, Edmund is best described as steady. Maybe even stolid. His patience is remarkable, as is his ability to pretend everything is fine. Curiosity, in his experience, leads to nothing but a bad end—and consequentially he has zero desire to leave his comfort zone. He's seen things. On especially bad days, he still does. He's a heavy drinker, and not the social kind. Faced with such constant terrors inside and out, he's learned to focus on the small things in life (the dull things, some would say) and at the end of the day all he wants is a well-thumbed Sherlock Holmes novel, his customary glass of gin, and the quiet to enjoy both.

Much to the despair of his colleagues, he is an insufferable punster and will correct grammar in any of several dozen languages. He has a cat named Beldam.






More coming!
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Techta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To finally answer your question as to how I am and what I'm up to. I wrote this as a reply and realized it was on your art so I'm copying it below:

Insane. And I'm really sorry I havent finished reading your draft yet. I can be perfectly honest and say though I've started it a few times, I haven't had the motivation or time to actually read much of ANYTHING all summer. I haven't picked up a book since I was in Belize in May where I had no wifi. I really really want to, and I haven't forgotten, just ugh, school and work. I actually went and repaired my Nexus 7 for the purpose of being able to read while not tethered to my computer. XD

If I have any free time, it has been spent working on the myriad cosplays for conventions I'm going to. I had DragonCon in September, then Anime Weekend Atlanta 2 weeks later, now it's midterms and I'm working on the assault rifle from District 9, hopefully to have done by Halloween. Then I have a nice break until February's Pensacon, then Field School in May as well as MomoCon in May. Then possibly another month of Field School. I'm also looking for another job because I don't like where I am and want to quit next semester. So pretty much I've been working for money to pay for my expensive cosplay hobby and to take care of my parrots. I recently rescued a baby Indian Ringneck Parakeet that I am now looking for a home for. 

I love seeing everything you and Uno upload. Makes my day. I fear I haven't been very active on DA or tumblr. I do most of my stuff on Facebook now because I network with other cosplayers and artists there.

So, thats about it. How are you? XD
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plangkye Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't had any time or money for conventions/cosplay at all ^^; Glad to hear you are seeing things and enjoying them!
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
thank you for faving my cake a while ago Dance!
may the Llama I offer in return remind you of my gratitude if you ever decide to +fav any of my other works in the future since I won't be spaming you with more 'thank you' notes Hug  but I'm always happy to answer comments or questions if you have any :D (Big Grin)
greetings from fellow TopGear fan :D
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BlackChanticleer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Hey You! xD Like 6 years ago we talked allot on gaia xD hi!
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plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sup bro :D
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The-EvIl-Plankton Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks so much for the watch !
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7thCuil Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! I remember your art from back when you drew a lot of Morrowind things. You were great then, but you've improved even more now!

Never stop drawing such pretty thiiiingggsss
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writtmanica Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hi :wave: and welcome to :iconwizards-and-witches:
I hope you will have a great time in the group :) 
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ZombieRaccoon5 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaah! love all your top gear stuff! :D :D 
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purplemusic-B-ox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello fellow OC owner! ^u^ :iconspecialocs: is a new group, that was created for people like you! We'd love if you could stop by the homepage to check things out, though you've been invited to join as a member! We'd love to see you share your art with us, because this isn't your typical oc group. It's for those of us who have special/ favorite ocs that we love to draw so much.

This is our attempt to get our beloved OCs more acknowledgement! We'll need some more support to get started though! ^^; Sorry for this small bother, but we hope you're interested!

Thanks in advance! :huggle:
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