Posts Tagged ‘RealScreens’

Eve as Art: Help Me Choose

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A little while back, I won an interesting prize at one of the monthly Austin Eve meetups. For the full details, go read what I wrote then.

Anyway, I went through a bunch of different options for a screen shot to turn into a print, and ended up with a shot of my Jaguar doing a flyby past the Intrepid Crossing TCU in DK0-N8 system, in Cobalt Edge. Tonight, I got back the proofs. There are two versions. Which do you like better?

The original image:

Or this edited one:

I Need Your Help Right Now

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Hey, New Eden!

I’m partway through an introduction post to this brand new Eve Online blog (yes we need another one; why would you ask that?), but I have something so pressing and important to talk to you about, that I’m just going to skip over long-winded autobiographical introductions and just come out and say it:

I need your help.

You see, I occasionally attend an Eve meetup in Austin, TX. You may have heard of it, especially if you listen to the awesome Voices from the Void podcast; Voices host Arydanika is a regular attendee at these meetups.

Anyway, our meetup group has recently picked up a sponsor that week: RealScreens. They’re a company that has developed a process to improve the quality of computer screen captures when blowing them up. They then take screen captures from games and turn them into stretched-canvas prints for hanging on your wall.

And at the end of the evening, there was a drawing, and I ended up being the one to win a free print.

But here’s the problem: I can’t figure out what I want a print of. Obviously, something Eve-related. For awhile I was frapsing practically everything I did, in case I came across a moment worth replaying and capturing a still from. But I live in nulsec and fly in a large alliance. Most of my view of the game is pulled out all the way and full of dozens–if not hundreds–of purple and red little boxes. My wife is already a little iffy about Eve art hanging on our wall; it’d help my case if the result was at least a little more artistic than a nulsec fleet battle.

So at this point I need to either stage something myself, or blatantly steal someone else’s work. That’s where you come in.

Please get back to me over the next day or so with any of the following:

  1. a suggestion of something that’d be easy to stage and capture that’d be awesome hanging on any Eve player’s wall;
  2. a link to a really cool eve screenshot that is online and that I might be able to get permission to use; or
  3. an original screenshot of your own that you think is so awesome it needs to be immortalized by stretched canvas, but that is not so awesome that I will have to pay you cash money for the priviledge of doing so.

For any of the above, keep in mind that the final print will be on a wide, panoramic-shaped (is that a thing?) canvas. Think widescreen but a little more. Check out the RealScreens site linked above for an idea of what I’m talking about.

Oh, and I need this, like, now. The next meetup is quickly coming up and I need to send the screencapture to the nice folks at RealScreen in time for them to produce the print for presenting.

So hit me up with a comment to this post, or send an email to or an EveMail to, yes, Reverend Mak. You can even tweet me @ReverendMak, if you’re into that kind of thing.