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Hello, dear readers.

After a small break I am back! And I've missed all of you. ?

Here in Devianna Productios (thanks @Tirloque, that name is now stuck with me??) we wanted to wish everyone a happy Halloween. The preparations took so much time that the story is a tiny bit late, but let's all pretend that the holiday is still going, all right? :classic_angel:


 

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Love it!

The beginning couldn't be more Devianna like :joy:, as soon as you started with the Halloween, I knew where this was going with Harkon and Kiki... it really gives your stories a unique not so serious spin. :) 

 

I personally would prefer to have more story of one set of characters in an entry then to have too many different ones, as it makes it easier to focus on one storyline instead of getting tiny bits here and there over many month. Like right now there were like 8-9 characters of yours featured? Previously each of them had their own entries and I personally would prefer it that way for said reason. Nonetheless it worked this time with the Halloween theme and everything being even less serious then typically ;).

Nice job!

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Awwww this was soo cuteeee entry ❤️

 

Adorable work Devianna ?

 

I love how you put all of your characters in the blog and give them very fitting costume and fun ?

 

Seeing Carissa in nun outfit made me chuckle.

 

Also Trinn giving out candles to kids, was rather a cute moment.

 

Kiki's moments are just ?

 

I noticed Cyrus became far more different then he was? He got a make over, he seems how can I say more handsome ?

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Monsters disguising themselves into normal people to distribute candies, how so very Kiki like !^^ Appreciated the return of Kiki's hyperactive masterful hands here, and though it felt a bit strange for some to accept the request (Lady Trinn in particular), it was the occasion to gather all your characters in a lighthearted and humorous entry (though not simultaneously, not everyone has been made a follower yet apparently :classic_tongue:). Technically still a colorful and quite cared upon comic crafting, with some shots being worth pretty penny : 

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Also liked the overall deadpan humor and jokes btw, with the merchants arguing over them being monsters already, and the conclusion disclaimer. ?  And the heartwarming conclusion at the orphanage of course... Devianna Productions® are going to end-up doing Christmas tales at this rate. ^^ Nice work ! :D

 

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PS : I received anotification from being mentioned, but not about a new entry. The follow bug strikes again apparently.

 

Malicia : « Happy Halloween, Kiki ! bfwitchwave.gif~c200 »

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3 hours ago, Alter Native said:

Love it!

The beginning couldn't be more Devianna like :joy:, as soon as you started with the Halloween, I knew where this was going with Harkon and Kiki... it really gives your stories a unique not so serious spin. :) 

 

I personally would prefer to have more story of one set of characters in an entry then to have too many different ones, as it makes it easier to focus on one storyline instead of getting tiny bits here and there over many month. Like right now there were like 8-9 characters of yours featured? Previously each of them had their own entries and I personally would prefer it that way for said reason. Nonetheless it worked this time with the Halloween theme and everything being even less serious then typically ;).

Nice job!

Kiki loves holidays and celebrations and her enthusiasm in contagious. Uncle Harkon never stood a chance. ?

 

I realize that having so many characters in one episode can be confusing, but this was not meant to be anything serious.  They are all participating because of receiving Kiki's letters, after all. Think of it like a holiday corporate email invitation, only with undead hawks and magically veiled threats in case somebody decides not to attend the party. Actually - it's exactly like a corporate email in this case. ? All of them still have their own stories that they will be telling that are separate from Kiki's little shenanigans. ?

 

Thank you for the kind words, Alter and I'm glad this made you smile. ?

 

2 hours ago, Resdayn said:

Awwww this was soo cuteeee entry ❤️

 

Adorable work Devianna ?

 

I love how you put all of your characters in the blog and give them very fitting costume and fun ?

 

Seeing Carissa in nun outfit made me chuckle.

 

Also Trinn giving out candles to kids, was rather a cute moment.

 

Kiki's moments are just ?

 

I noticed Cyrus became far more different then he was? He got a make over, he seems how can I say more handsome ?

Thank you for the praise, Resdayn. I'm happy you liked this episode. ?

 

Carissa's outfit might've been just a tiny bit inspired by certain other nuns we see in these blogs *cough* @Crw *cough*. ? But since that costume is only available for Skyrim Original and my game is Skyrim SE, I managed to convert just some parts of it. That's why the little thief had to improvise. I can assure you, everyone in that tavern appreciated her efforts though. ?

 

Lady Trinn might be a necromancer, but even practitioners of the dark arts can have a holiday or two. ? As for Kiki - she was just being herself, really. This whole Halloween adventure isn't even that different from her normal ones. ?

 

I've upgraded my game textures and tweaked the ENB a bit. It might have had an effect on some characters, including Cyrus. I didn't change anything specifically on him, but I'm glad if people find his appearance being pleasant to the eyes (because his personality certainly isn't. ?)

 

1 hour ago, wilson99 said:

thank you that was a nice and heart warming story , what a super surprise  ?

Thank you for the kind words, Wilson.  Very glad you liked it. ?

 

1 hour ago, Tirloque said:

Monsters disguising themselves into normal people to distribute candies, how so very Kiki like !^^ Appreciated the return of Kiki's hyperactive masterful hands here, and though it felt a bit strange for some to accept the request (Lady Trinn in particular), it was the occasion to gather all your characters in a lighthearted and humorous entry (though not simultaneously, not everyone has been made a follower yet apparently :classic_tongue:). Technically still a colorful and quite cared upon comic crafting, with some shots being worth pretty penny : 

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Also liked the overall deadpan humor and jokes btw, with the merchants arguing over them being monsters already, and the conclusion disclaimer. ?  And the heartwarming conclusion at the orphanage of course... Devianna Productions® are going to end-up doing Christmas tales at this rate. ^^ Nice work ! :D

 

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PS : I received anotification from being mentioned, but not about a new entry. The follow bug strikes again apparently.

 

Malicia : « Happy Halloween, Kiki ! bfwitchwave.gif~c200 »

Tirloque, have you been sneaking around the corporate offices of Devianna Productions in search of future episode planning?! I mean, if you were - I hope you picked up some cookies and tea while you were there. ?  (Because yes, I am writing down a few ideas for a Christmas comics story ? )

 

Though the entry is indeed meant to be humorous and fun there actually is just a little bit of a hidden meaning in it, but of course we'll have to wait to find out more about it. ? I have to say, you picked out some of my favorite screenshots as well! I'm very glad people like them. ☺️

 

From the technical standpoint, none of my main characters are followers. I don't know whether Skyrim Original has this option, but in Skyrim SE every main character gets their own profile. So it was pretty much : shoot the scenes from Kiki's profile, then exit, reload into the game with Carissa's profile, shoot there and so on. Maybe I will learn how to turn them into followers at some point in the future, but for now it was my usual improvisation galore! ?

 

Thank you for the kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed this holiday episode.?

 

P.S. That bug with the notifications is just weird. Did you find any way around it? I got notifications from Alter's story, for example. Don't know why it randomly stops working. ?

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I was worried for posting late as well so I kinda rushed through my own story. :sweat_smile: Glad to see You made it at least Good show. :heart:it! ;):thumbsup:

Oh.. Did you noticed I joined the Storytellers Discord server? :smile: Happy Halloween!

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25 minutes ago, Jayomms said:

I was worried for posting late as well so I kinda rushed through my own story. :sweat_smile: Glad to see You made it at least Good show. :heart:it! ;):thumbsup:

Oh.. Did you noticed I joined the Storytellers Discord server? :smile: Happy Halloween!

No need to worry. With the power of magic (and storywriting) we can extend the holiday for as long as needed! ☺️ At least that's what I keep telling myself. ?

Happy you like the story!

 

Ooooh, I checked and you ARE on Discord! I must've missed it. Glad to have you there. ?

And Happy Halloween!!!

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1 hour ago, Devianna said:

Tirloque, have you been sneaking around the corporate offices of Devianna Productions in search of future episode planning?! I mean, if you were - I hope you picked up some cookies and tea while you were there. ?  (Because yes, I am writing down a few ideas for a Christmas comics story ? )

I'd be glad to take some tea in their premises, but the secret about their location is well guarded, and even like that I doubt the boss would let me in. :classic_wink: Malicia sends a lot of letters, and so does Kiki, so maybe some info leaked that way. ^^

1 hour ago, Devianna said:

Though the entry is indeed meant to be humorous and fun there actually is just a little bit of a hidden meaning in it, but of course we'll have to wait to find out more about it. ? I have to say, you picked out some of my favorite screenshots as well! I'm very glad people like them. ☺️

 

From the technical standpoint, none of my main characters are followers. I don't know whether Skyrim Original has this option, but in Skyrim SE every main character gets their own profile. So it was pretty much : shoot the scenes from Kiki's profile, then exit, reload into the game with Carissa's profile, shoot there and so on. Maybe I will learn how to turn them into followers at some point in the future, but for now it was my usual improvisation galore! ?

Hmm, that's a nice SE feature then. Vanilla LE doesn't allow it, but some of its mod managers (like the excellent Mod Organizer) do, and I use that functionality a lot.

 

I assume by Skyrim Original you were referring to LE/oldrim. The name has a nice ring to it btw, sound like some kind of Youtube production. Except nearly all Skyrim Originals® are on LL currently. ?

1 hour ago, Devianna said:

Thank you for the kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed this holiday episode.?

 

P.S. That bug with the notifications is just weird. Did you find any way around it? I got notifications from Alter's story, for example. Don't know why it randomly stops working. ?

It's a known bug, Spy has been complaining about it since quite some time now. And at the moment it seems completely random. I did not find workarounds for that ; except doing a status update in your profile. But as the admin deactivated the follow profile function (in order to end some JinKazama troll which enjoyed in creating multiaccounts just to create follow notifications), that would be limited to your current followers. So that's still a quite imperfect solution.

 

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23 minutes ago, Devianna said:

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the praise, Resdayn. I'm happy you liked this episode. ?

 

Carissa's outfit might've been just a tiny bit inspired by certain other nuns we see in these blogs *cough* @Crw *cough*. ? But since that costume is only available for Skyrim Original and my game is Skyrim SE, I managed to convert just some parts of it. That's why the little thief had to improvise. I can assure you, everyone in that tavern appreciated her efforts though. ?

 

Lady Trinn might be a necromancer, but even practitioners of the dark arts can have a holiday or two. ? As for Kiki - she was just being herself, really. This whole Halloween adventure isn't even that different from her normal ones. ?

 

I've upgraded my game textures and tweaked the ENB a bit. It might have had an effect on some characters, including Cyrus. I didn't change anything specifically on him, but I'm glad if people find his appearance being pleasant to the eyes (because his personality certainly isn't. ?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course it was super cute chapter ❤️

 

Yeah it was pretty obvious, seems the nuns popular today with a few author ?

 

Lady Trinn's seems generally nice to kids, so while odd she does out something like this, not out of character.

 

Kiki is being herself hehe.

 

Cyrus is vigilant, he is not faulty for being brainwashed into that group, no wonder he is horrible haha, suprisingly he is pretty much comfy having daedra love interest and the girl as bestie.

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43 minutes ago, Tirloque said:

I assume by Skyrim Original you were referring to LE/oldrim. The name has a nice ring to it btw, sound like some kind of Youtube production. Except nearly all Skyrim Originals® are on LL currently. ?

It's a known bug, Spy has been complaining about it since quite some time now. And at the moment it seems completely random. I did not find workarounds for that ; except doing a status update in your profile. But as the admin deactivated the follow profile function (in order to end some JinKazama troll which enjoyed in creating multiaccounts just to create follow notifications), that would be limited to your current followers. So that's still a quite imperfect solution.

 

Yup, I meant Skyrim LE ( I just call it Original because it is, well, the original version so to speak ? ). As for the bug, I guess all we can really do is wait for it to be fixed. Hopefully readers browse the blog sections even without the notifications.

 

38 minutes ago, Resdayn said:

Cyrus is vigilant, he is not faulty for being brainwashed into that group, no wonder he is horrible haha, suprisingly he is pretty much comfy having daedra love interest and the girl as bestie.

I can practically feel the angry glares from Lady Eira and Cyrus at the prospect of them being 'love interests' of one another. ?  I don't think you caught up with those parts of the story yet, but there's an actual reason why those two are stuck together. And neither of them is happy with it. ?

Still, in the spirit of the holiday I guess they made a bit of an effort to be slightly more civilized to one another. ?

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Very lovely story. Kiki should be today's ambassador of peace. She is very talented. Although it's made for Halloween it has Christmas spirit. Alway a please to read your stories Dev.

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You melted me with this lovely story Dev. Unlike Uncle Harkon and Vul-Vul, who didn't want to go the the party at first, my Prince wouldn't go at all. Even if Kiki will promise to have sex with him. :D;)

But, I enjoyed very much in reading it.

By the way, you misspell Trilog's name. I know you a nice person, but don't fall on his tricks. He is Trilog, not Tirloque. ;)

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2 hours ago, Elf Prince said:

Very lovely story. Kiki should be today's ambassador of peace. She is very talented. Although it's made for Halloween it has Christmas spirit. Alway a please to read your stories Dev.

Thank you for the kind words, Prince.  ? You are actually more correct about Kiki than you realize. ?

I had the idea about monsters celebrating Halloween in a similar fashion that humans celebrate Christmas and since most of my characters are either monsters or in general aren't technically 'good', I thought it would be fitting for them. ☺️

 

2 hours ago, EvalovesEP said:

You melted me with this lovely story Dev. Unlike Uncle Harkon and Vul-Vul, who didn't want to go the the party at first, my Prince wouldn't go at all. Even if Kiki will promise to have sex with him. :D;)

But, I enjoyed very much in reading it.

By the way, you misspell Trilog's name. I know you a nice person, but don't fall on his tricks. He is Trilog, not Tirloque. ;)

Aww, thank you Eva. ? I'm glad the story made you smile. And I agree with you, it is generally pretty difficult to get men to agree to go to a party. ? (especially if they are ancient beings who just want to be left alone).

Oh, joking aside, because you and Prince like to call Tirloque - Trilog, I constantly have to double check how I spell his name. ? If I ever misspell it, @Tirloque you will know who to blame! ?

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Oh my, that's so sweet and pleasant ^_^ 
From the Curys, that don't know what to wear to the lady Carissa wearing a NUN outfit, I love every single drop of it ^_^ 
 

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10 hours ago, Devianna said:

Yup, I meant Skyrim LE ( I just call it Original because it is, well, the original version so to speak ? ). As for the bug, I guess all we can really do is wait for it to be fixed. Hopefully readers browse the blog sections even without the notifications. 

I've reported it to Ashal. Aside from him possibly taking a look into it, or of the forum being updated, I don't see a thing we can do about it. Except using the status updates for those having enough followers, or creating artificial notifications. I'll make a communication in the Library eventually. 

10 hours ago, Devianna said:

I can practically feel the angry glares from Lady Eira and Cyrus at the prospect of them being 'love interests' of one another.   I don't think you caught up with those parts of the story yet, but there's an actual reason why those two are stuck together. And neither of them is happy with it. ?

Malicia : « They'll still end-up kissing each other on the mouth, yes. :classic_heart: »

6 hours ago, Devianna said:

Oh, joking aside, because you and Prince like to call Tirloque - Trilog, I constantly have to double check how I spell his name. ? If I ever misspell it, @Tirloque you will know who to blame! ?

Trilog, Malicija, Andreja, Resydan... I take all of those names as an affection mark from the Croatians. :classic_biggrin:

 

My three other girls have resisted to it so far (though one of them having a nickname helps), but I don't know how long it will last. :smiley:

 

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Haha, quite the party! Nice job

 

15 hours ago, Devianna said:

 

From the technical standpoint, none of my main characters are followers. I don't know whether Skyrim Original has this option, but in Skyrim SE every main character gets their own profile. So it was pretty much : shoot the scenes from Kiki's profile, then exit, reload into the game with Carissa's profile, shoot there and so on. Maybe I will learn how to turn them into followers at some point in the future, but for now it was my usual improvisation galore! ?

 

 

You could always do "the poor man's follower": Player.placeatme 00000007 (seven 0s and a 7 so it's easy to remember) puts a copy of your existing character at your location, then you can racemenu change into a different character. Just keep in mind that anything that reloads the body hands or feet (like say changing outfits) will set the skin tone of the clone to whatever your player's is at that moment. 

 

This is how I did all the Variah/ Pepper stuff before I finally made them into followers. 

 

9 hours ago, Devianna said:

 

I had the idea about monsters celebrating Halloween in a similar fashion that humans celebrate Christmas

 

Like the Nightmare Before Christmas ?

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8 hours ago, SpyVsPie said:

Haha, quite the party! Nice job

 

 

You could always do "the poor man's follower": Player.placeatme 00000007 (seven 0s and a 7 so it's easy to remember) puts a copy of your existing character at your location, then you can racemenu change into a different character. Just keep in mind that anything that reloads the body hands or feet (like say changing outfits) will set the skin tone of the clone to whatever your player's is at that moment. 

 

This is how I did all the Variah/ Pepper stuff before I finally made them into followers. 

 

 

Like the Nightmare Before Christmas ?

By the Divines, Spy, you just saved me a LOT of headache with that 'poor man's follower' option and instructions. I did something like that once for Lady Trinn's episode, but it never occurred to me to do the racechange into another character. Thank you!!! ? An order of Aunt Nimhe's cookies is coming your way. ?

 

You're spot on with the Nightmare Before Christmas reference as it was partly the inspiration for the story (minus the gifts scaring the recipients, of course). ?

 

Thank you for the comments and the technical advice! ?

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54 minutes ago, Devianna said:

By the Divines, Spy, you just saved me a LOT of headache with that 'poor man's follower' option and instructions.

 

 

I use that method since the dawn of my blog ?

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15 hours ago, Crw said:

Oh my, that's so sweet and pleasant ^_^ 
From the Curys, that don't know what to wear to the lady Carissa wearing a NUN outfit, I love every single drop of it ^_^ 
 

Oops, almost missed your comment ?

Cyrus' fashion crisis was almost as drastic as him being stuck with Lady Eira.  And Carissa's nun outfit was certainly inspired by your stories. ☺️  (I really wanted the whole thing, but removing those HDT physics from the veil and the skirt proved impossible for my meager skills and with them the dress was horribly glitchy ?).

 

Glad you enjoyed the little story and thank you for the kind words! ?

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On 11/3/2019 at 1:58 PM, Devianna said:

Carissa's outfit might've been just a tiny bit inspired by certain other nuns we see in these blogs *cough* @Crw *cough*. ? But since that costume is only available for Skyrim Original and my game is Skyrim SE, I managed to convert just some parts of it. That's why the little thief had to improvise. I can assure you, everyone in that tavern appreciated her efforts though. ?

If you are looking for that costume for SE, look here for a nicely done port.

https://sunkeumjeong.wixsite.com/mysite/post/sunjeong-ninirim-collection-5-0

it's in the collection :)

 

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14 hours ago, Devianna said:

Oh my! Thank you!! ?

This is absolutely lovely and really really useful! I will definitely have to try it out. One can never have too many cute dresses and outfits for their characters.  ?

Ohh dont thank me, I just pointed you in the direction, Thank Sun and Nini for thier excellent mods and conversions. Without them well you know :)

 

But you are welcome.

 

R.

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