Thank you, I'm always glad when someone enjoys my work. ^^ I pretty much like any type of dragon as long as they're not too goofy looking. I even have a fan character for another one of my fandoms who is able to transform into a dragon; I usually manage to slip them into my fanons somehow. I love Reign of Fire, but then again I enjoy most dragon movies. Dragonheart's still my fav of all time though even though the dragon in it wasn't what you'd expect one to be. -----Nightmare76 8:50, June 8, 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, I think I'll start an account on Xenopedia as well (I have quite a bit of knowledge on some of the canon characters plus pics from comics and other books). I haven't been writing AvP fanon all that long. I just started this year, actually, but I've always had ideas, I just never really decided to work with them up until now. I have been doing Soulcalibur fanon for over six years now though, so I'm no stranger to making fanon, I'm just new to AvP fanon. XD I actually decided to start writing AvP fanon when I started playing AvP 3 (despite it's bad reviews, I enjoyed playing it though there's never anyone to play against on psn). I also started reading some of the old comics and I couldn't help but start writing fanon, then I found this wiki while looking for a place to post it.
My main tip for writing fanon is to write it in a way you like. I'm no stranger to criticism, but as long as I like my work, it never bothers me. Another thing with AvP is to base them on your favorite variations even if they don't seem to be canon (example: in the director's cut of Alien, the xeno was able to convert captives into eggs; I actually incorporated that ability in the Dragon Alien's stroyline). All those ideas sound great to me and I'd be glad to help out with them. I'd also like to make a logo for the Wiki to replace the Wiki Entertainment one. I think a picture of a Xenomorph with the wiki's name would great in it's place. :) That is if I can talk with the founders and see if they actually want it replaced. -----Nightmare76 1:32, June 9, 2010 (UTC)
Well, that was a time before I used Wikia, I did those on dA, but what I usually did was make a blog entry that credited all the contributors and linked to their pages. Also, is it possible to bring over the character info box to this wiki? -----Nightmare76 11:32, June 14, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not really that picky about how they look as long as they keep ads from distorting the info (tired to make my own version of one and it looked good at first until an ad messed it up lol. -----Nightmare76 3:02, June 16, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea. I've been at the head of sites before (although this would be the first Wiki), but I'd be up to it as I'm on here almost every day (and the only off days are when I'm sick or something). -----Nightmare76 4:41, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Either works for me. At the Soulcalibur Wiki we just add the user's name as a category, but I must admit, the User:<insert user's name here> does sound more specific, so it also has my vote. Another thing we do on the Soulcalibur Wiki is make categories for different things like there's a category for fan characters, a category for fan games, and a category for fan fictions. Of course one reason for this on the Soulcalibur Wiki is that the Soulcalibur fanon wiki and the canon Soulcalibur wiki merged not too long ago, so I guess they added all these to even things out though I must admit if we did it here, it might make articles easier to sift through. Basically the title of the article would looks something like these: FanChar:Nightmare76:Night Viper, FanGame:Aliens vs Predator vs Soulcalibur, XenomorphBreed:A New Breed, Fan Fiction:Alien: Empire, etc. It would require a bit of work, but it could even things out, just an idea though.-----Nightmare76 10:26, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds great! Although I also added a category for Xenomorph breeds (since their layout is a wee bit different that characters) and one for games incase anyone besides me decides to make a fan game. Also, SuperAwesomeMegaBazooka actually does exist! XD A Predator used it in an AvP War Comic (I kid you not, he used a huge Bazaka-like gun to shoot down a marine ship). PS. The edits fine, thaks for it, actually, I just put the permission thing on there to keep people from (hopefully) changing it for no other reason than to be annoying, anyone fixing spelling mistakes and whatnot I actually like cos it makes my life easuier reading over them again and again. XD Another thing I need to do is make a logo for the Wiki, the current one doesn't scream Aliens at all lol.-----Nightmare76 4:56, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
It looks great to me. :) With the log, a Grey? That's about as generic alien as you can get. XD In that case, I may do some Halo articles later, too; I have a Halo FC who's basically never saw the light of day lol. I wish I could get in touch with an old friend of mine, he'd have some very original articles for this Wiki, he had developed a whole Alien Race called the Tallin they were basically wizards, knights and barbarians from space. I devoloped a race of my own, but they're not exactly aliens, they were originally from earth, but they eventually found a way to travel to another dimension and made it their home, so they're somewhat considered alien now, but I' not sure if they'd really make a good article for the wiki or not although they do technically appear in my fan-game (if I ever master a game-making program, I may actually make a pc version of it for fun. I've tried working with MUGEN many times, but the program makes me frustrated too much lol. Also, to make the talk boxes, they will take up a whole page so they can be used as a simple code rather than the ungodly long one I've used. I can also change the images, colors, and whanot to fit the user's tastes.----Nightmare76 5:44, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
That one would work great! (I'll get to work adding the Wiki's name to it asap). Also, the fic was great, can't wait to see more. I also caved and added my own alien race, you might actuallyu like them since they're a race of dragon people (they were heavily inspire by dragon heart and a movie who name escapes me at me, it was about dragons that came from space inside of meteors) Also, do you have a Facebook page? It's the only personal-like style site I use, but if you had an account on there, I'd like to add you. Oh and if you want a talk box like mine, let me know what you'd like it to look like and I'll make it for you. :)
O.o I had no idea Drachenburg was an actual castle, I made it up off the top of my head from the German word for Dragon with the part of the name of a castle in Soulcalibur. XD I may post them on the Godzilla wiki you linked, too (I've always liked the original Godzillas, the American movie version not so much though). Looks like at some point they could meet Godzilla (they're definitely large enough to go toe-to-toe with him). Their dragon forms were actually inspired by a Japanese game that's said to be based off Godzilla, it's called Monster Hunter (a really hard game, too it takes seemingly endless hours and you never truly win the game as it has no ending). Also, those pics would be useful to design qwhat their homeworld looks like (or I could just use them). I used to commission people to draw stuff like that for me, but I've since left the art site I used because it started to disappoint me how vain the admins had gotten.
Have you ever seen those art books like "You Can Draw the Marvel Way" or "How to Draw Manga?", stuff like that. I was thinking it would be cool to have articles teaching people how to draw their own creations. And we could put links to art related wikis under Category:Artist's resources. In fact I'm gonna look for 'em right after this!
We could do the same thing for Category:Writer's resources, stuff to help people improve their fiction. (I know I've seen this video on YOuTube called "The Hot Chick's Guide to Grammar"! It's a pretty girl teaching a boring subject!)
It would look cool to have all this DIY concept art, right?--- --CadmiumX99 04:02, June 21, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. It could really help me out, too. I draw, but not as good as I like. Some of the pics I've posted I did color, but most of them were commissioned and I colored them to add more life to them, coloring isn't too hard for me, but drawings a bit different lol. I have drawn several pics of some of my FC's, but my scanner is still not fixed. >.< That's also why I haven't added any new stuff to Xenopedia. Ps: Working on the Ryugami's homeworld article now, hopefully I can weed out mistakes or not make really screwy ones this time! XD
The tutorial helps a lot, now if I can get my scanner fixed. XD Also, thanks for those links, I used some of the pics for the Drachenburg Prime article I just finished. Oh and I finished the log, just one problem: I have no idea how to change it. @__@
First off, you'll prolly notice I removed some of my articles namely the Ryugami and some of the Xenos I need to fine tune them and I've gotten myself in too much lol plus I think I have too many articles atm anyway; I've been trying to advertise this wiki as best I can though, I'll try to find some more people who might be interested on Facebook, too. Anyway, I was thinking about Cats again, when we do get more users we'll prolly have to make subcats for stuff like Halo and whatnot. Also, do Transformers count as Aliens? A friend asked me if he could post Transformers stuff on here. They're technically from space, but I wanted your opinion on it before I told him he could or not.
His nickname the marines and spartans call him 'One bad hombre' It's a line the marines use to describe him btw sorry for being off for a while the labtop screwed up it's fixed for now though.Another thing is Predatorial Halo is also called Avp Halo or Halo:Avp like Halo Reach.
Well it didn't take me long to fine to the Ryugami as I thought, so I restored their pages. :p I might focus on some new stuff aside from AVP now though, perhaps Halo or maybe even some of my own Transformers fanon since they count now. XD I have too many idea atm lol. Also, soz for the recent absents, I was ill yesterday, the temps where I live are in the triple digits and working outside in that heat can really tire a person out. X.x
Thanks for the edit Cad I'm likin your ideas pretty good one's dude let's build on them and expand Zel I could use all the help I can get thanks again.Ps.Let's build up some of the other characters after Zel K! :D
Another thing check out Xyantos it's new I made him a second ago
It definitely matches the vibe the wiki's trying to give off! Plus it doesn't make it hard to read like some of the other skins, so I've set it the default skin. We're close to making this place look professional. XD All we need now is more users.
Ok, this is weird. O.o Sometimes when I go to a page on any of the wikis, it says I'm logged out, but when I refesh, I'm still logged it. =/ Also sometimes when I try yo log in it says they're a problem with my session (though it might be because I changed my password recently and I tent to type in the old one at times). Not sure what's causing it, have you had any problems like this recently? Although I figure wikia might be working on changes or something cos all the wikis have been slow and whatnot not just this one.
Hey CadiumX99 this is Zel'no'di's little brother he told me to talk to people to get some advice.Zel made that Predatorial Halo and I'm in charge of making the new spartans like Snipes(Mat),Slash(Resse),and Chainblade or Spartan 119(Logan) those are the new Spartan trainees except Logan he is a Spartan.I was wondering if you could help by commenting on my blog thanks.
Yes some of that is right in fact Braiidus and Zel have never liked each other very well.Zel has great honor in being king but his father take's his place as king when he is absent.The universe is in the Halo timeline but the aliens and predators do fit with it really good don't they!Braiidus was injured during the passage and when Zel tried to help Braiidus,Braiidus told him to not help him because he would rather die then be helped by his brother.Braiidus is jealous of Zel.While Draiel doesn't pick a side.After that Zel and Braiidus never saw each other until the fight with the Black Super Predators. Zel'no'di 02:06, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
That's awesome! I'll have to use that one when I get some of my articles on a few other wikis straightened out. XD I wonder if there's a dragon species wiki kinda like this one but for dragons... I'm gonna look one up and see what I find. =p
That actually does sound like a good motto for the wiki! Another thing I've been meaning to ask, how could I appoint adminship to someone? I'm not planning on leaving or anything lol, I just thought about giving you adminship since you basically do more for this wiki than even I do.
LOL sure. I've read some of his work and thought it was pretty good, so I'll give him a hand. Also, funny you should mention fan films. I'm actually in the development stages of one... working on my costume for it atm (I'll be playing the Predator). Problem is I need a good dreadlock wig (the ones on the mask look like crap lol) I'm also working on getting a bi mask with the lazer pointers and an actual costume. I actually have the WIP costume posted on Night Viper's page. Oh! I also finally managed to get a char info box to work after much tinkering.
I'd never would have thought to use any of that stuff! I've been searching on Ebay for most of it and granted I found the masks, a costume and a combi spear for decent prices, but the dreads were ridiculously priced (like $80-120). This will save me a lot of time and money. Now all I have to do is make some modifications to the gauntlets- I'm going to put some cardboard in them so it won't be so obvious that they're latex. Also I'm going to add the wrist computer (have to cut one of the gauntlets open and draw all the buttons on the cardboard inside and use velcro to get it to open and close) and add some wrist blades, too. Now all I have to do is hire some people to play marines... I would like it to be an avp movie, but since alien costumes are a bit more complicated, I'm just gonna stick with a pred movie for now. Also, that art/commissions idea is great. I wish we could do something like that on one of the wiki's,too. I used to commission people to draw my Soulcalibur FC's all the time- I'd love to find someone that would draw the AvP ones.
I believe that would make ideal marine costumes (along with some military cloths I have laying around). I originally wanted the film to about how Matthews and Night Viper fought the Super Predator and the Prealien, but that would be hard consisting I'd need someone much taller than me to play the sp and then there's the Alien costume, too. I figured I'd have an dead alien appear at the beginning (only it's head will be shown lol). Also the water gun idea will work great. Also the imaging idea is grea especially since I'm tall, but not quite as tall as Night Viper (though I am close to the height of a normal pred lol). Now all I need is a special effects editor to do the blood splatters and the cloaking. XD
LOL indeed, it does sound like a joke, but it's a really good idea. Too bad for me most of my rl friends are girls... Wouldn't be too hard to get someone play as Machiko and I could always have some of them play marines, but having NV beat up a bunch of girls doesn't look good. X.x Maybe I can coax them into dressing like men or hire some short guys to play them.
I'll take a look. Honestly, I agree with you about it. I've seen Wikis merge before and it just makes things complicated and be confusing until things are straightened out, too. Like on the SC wiki, it we have to tile our fan char pages with "FanChar" in them so people do not get them mixed up with canon ones. They also had to put a 5 char limit on everyone because fan chars became popular after awhile lol. This is also why I quit posting multiples of the same article on different wikis, it's too time-consuming updating them all. x.x A collab between the two on the other hand is a good idea in my opinion, so long as they remain independent.
I think the template thing should stop the confusion. It really doesn't bother me too much as long as arguments don't ensue and we lose contributes. Personally, I prefer posting the fiction in the fiction section though the blogs would be an excellent place to put ones that aren't fully developed, etc. Whatever the case, we'll find a solution.
Zel and I have missed ya. I noticed you were active again on Xenopedia, so I figured I'd drop you a message. Zel and I have been kinda busy with our fanon as of late, but we still don't have as many active members on here as we wished we had. Perhaps we will soon though. XD Oh and I actually took your advice and did a large-scale AVP story. It's called Aliens vs Predator: Blood Feud.
Thanks didn't know yautja didn't have to be capatilized.BTW You could see if more people from Xenopedia can come over here for more users to help.Not to mention you could make so more articles the more the marrier!XD
I can live with it or without it really lol. I preferred the old look more though as it's taken me some effort to adjust to all the changes and I dislike how it squishes some of the articles, but I'm getting used to it, so it's not too big a deadl (though I'm hoping wiki keeps getting bad feedback about it and at least lets us have the option to switch back to the old one. I'm not sure how we got the black theme really. I know when they made the change it was just like this. It could be because Zel switched the skin to one of wikia's defualt skins that was black and when the change happened, it kept it black. I'll do some testing with it and see if I can come up with a way for you to fix Xenopedia's colors. I'll let you know what I find as soon as I can.