A Warning to Humanity or Happy Halloween

Back in October 2022, I wrote once more a tiny short story for Renderosity’s annual Halloween Contest, which was, as it appears now, the last one, especially for writers. That year’s theme was A Hallowed Tale, and I wrote about the scholar and scribe Magnus Leander, penning a dire warning to Humanity.

If you are curious and want to know why he wrote this warning, download the PDF – either in English or German – and have fun reading.

Happy Halloween!

Sincerely yours,

Winter Celebration Time

I have neglected this site this year, but it depressed me coming here, and my year was not good so far. However, seeing now the desolate state here saddens me even more.

I will try to write an Activity Report at the end of the year, giving you the gist of what was going on and what troubled me.

However, on this second Advent Sunday, let me present two stories I have written for Renderosity’s last two annual Holiday contests.

The first story is called The Long Silent Night. This story made second place in Renderosity’s 2020 Writers Holiday Contest.

The second one is called The Annual Winter Fair of Elves, Gnomes, and Dwarves. This story made first place in Renderosity’s 2021 Writers Holiday Contest.

Both stories have a Christmas theme with my distinctive personal tint, so do not expect something your conservative church-going granny would approve of, while your inner child will — and maybe your children also.

I hope those stories will cast a smile on your face and fill your heart with a bit of the Inner Peace Xmas — stripped bare of all religious nonsense — should bring to you and your loved ones.

Sincerely yours,

The Deeds of AbyssalEros. Activity Report 2021 – Part 4

While I gave you a report about my translation works last time, today I will sum up my contributions to last year’s contests.

However, I will start already with December 2020, when I miraculously made first place in the 2020 3D Holiday Contest with my image of Santa’s Moonlit Pipe Dream and also made second place in the 2020 Writers Holiday Contest with my story, The Long Silent Night. I tell you this once more because I closed the year of 2021 with a follow-up story, The Annual Winter Fair of Elves, Gnomes, and Dwarves, which won first place in the 2021 Writers Holiday Contest.

In February 2021, I partook in three 3D art contests at Renderosity, the 3D Dolls Contest, My Greatest Catch Contest, and Pin-Up Poster Contest. Astoundingly, I managed again to make a place, namely the third one in the 3D Dolls Contest with the image Master of My Universe. My contributions for the other two contests were My Greatest Catch and Cybernetic Burlesque.

In March 2021, Renderosity held an Animals & Creatures Contest, wherein I made third place again with my image, An Evening at Monsters’ Rest.

In April 2021, I joined two more contests at Renderosity, where I made third place once more with my image, Disappearing Humanity, at the Invisible Human Contest. But apparently, I am not that funny, as my contribution to the Funny Contest, Twiggy the Bouncer, had to stay outside the victory party.

In June 2021, I contributed my entries to the Watercolor and the Charcoal Contest of Renderosity. My contribution, The Black Guardian, made third place in the first one, while my contribution, The Lions, did not impress in the latter.

In July 2021, I partook with my image, Into the Dragon’s Lair, in the My Pet Contest, without success.

In August 2021, I sent the girls from My Life with Laura into the Swimsuit Contest with the image, Full Volley Fun, and contributed an illustration, The Prison of Venus Infernalis, for the Triptych Contest; both without success.

In September 2021, I contributed to two more contests, the Nostalgia TV Contest and the Film Noir Contest. Unfortunately, my images for them, The Adventures of Bloody Vicky and The Most Intimate Case, in that order respectively, failed again to catch any prizes.

In October 2021, I joined the fray of the annual Halloween contests with entries for the 2021 3D Halloween Contest: Los Días de los Muertos and the 2021 Writers Halloween Contest: 2 Sentence Horror Stories. My image entry, The Melancholic Chasing after Long-Lost Things, showing Tizia from the Trinity-verse, failed to climb the post, but my Horror Story entry, Void, made the first place.

In December 2021, I also joined the annual Holiday Contest with an image and a story contribution. That I made first place with the latter, I already told you at the beginning of this report; my image entry, Remembrance of Gramps, for the 2021 3D Holiday Contest: December Around the World was not so lucky.

Throughout the whole year, I also partook at every single contest at Slushe, and while usually most of my images got featured on that site, not once did one of my contest entries got featured, and thus my entries stayed unnoticed. However, I will not be bothering you again, how that eventually led to me letting Slushe behind me. If you want to know more and have not yet, check out parts 1 and 2 of this activity report series.

As you see, I was quite busy testing my skills in competitions, using those contests to force myself to improve. And I hope you can see my evolution and stay with me to see what I will come up with next.

Again I reached the second page of my report, but luckily I also reached the end of this part. Thus, see you next time.

Sincerely yours

I did not (fore)see it! Or Third Place in the Invisible Human Contest

I have not expected to win another contest — making third place once more — so soon again, or ever again. I am awestruck that my humble digital art skills can meanwhile create images that many people like. Thank you all! Fiery hugs from the blazing pits of the Abyss for all of you! (Do not worry, the fires only hurt if I wish so.)

My contest contribution (#24) is called What makes humanity disappear … and can sadly only be seen like all the other beautiful images on the Invisible Human Contest page if you have a Renderosity account.

However, as usual, I will publish my image later on, after they made their community post, on my Renderosity Gallery and my DeviantArt page.

Sincerely yours

One out of Three or Third Place in Renderosity’s 3D Dolls Contest

As you know, I recently partook in three contests that Renderosity held.

Meanwhile, all the winners are announced, and I am happy to tell you that I made third place in one of them: 3D Dolls Contest.

Sadly, you need an account to see all the lovely images, but take a look and enjoy them if you happen to have one. And do not forget to look at the other two contests and their winners: My Greatest Catch Contest and Pin-Up Poster Contest.

Sincerely yours

About Dolls, Pin-Ups, and My Greatest Catch

As you probably know by now, I regularly partake in Renderosity’s contests, either in words with my stories or with colors with my 3D artworks.

I hugely enjoy competing with all those fantastic artists while honing my skills and getting better with what I do.

Recently Renderosity has held many contests that are now up for voting; the results will be announced around Valentine’s day.

Continue reading “About Dolls, Pin-Ups, and My Greatest Catch”

Dreams of Peace – Renderosity’s 2020 Holiday Contest

Recently, I contributed to this year’s Renderosity Holiday Contest, like last year. The votings have already started: Dreams of Peace – Renderosity’s 2020 Holiday Contest

As the contest is anonymous, I think I am not allowed to declare which contributions are from me.

I can only tell you that I participated in the writers and the 3D art contest.

However, you need a Renderosity account to be able to see the entries and vote for them. But if you happen to have one, take a look at all the entries and vote for the ones you like the most.

Hopefully, my works will be among the ones you like most.

Sincerely yours,

1st place in 2020 Writers Halloween Contest

Well met, friends.

The last weeks were very stressful for me for various reasons.

I even forgot to inform you that I made first place in this year’s annual Halloween writers contest over at Renderosity.

Heartfelt demonic thanks to all who voted for my story. I am so joyful that so many liked my story version of this year’s theme of Costumes, Cauldrons & Concoctions.

All the winners are gathered within a Community featurette. I dare you to take a look at all the other contributions — the stories and everything else.

Personally, I hugely enjoyed reading Remedies from mikegothorp, but all the other entries are worth your time also.

And huge thanks to the staff at Renderosity and all the sponsors for staging this awesome annual contest.

I will post the story next year in English and German on my website, but until then, please check out the contest entry, Return of the Witches, at Renderosity.

Sincerely yours,