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:iconmirz123: This is the alternate account of Mirz123. You can expect to see a lot of varied art here, such as literature, web-design, and traditional art. You'll see alternate pixelling such as digital dolls and some edgy stamps and emotes. This account is also where I publish episodes of my fiction serial, "Relativity." Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy the art.

Edit: In January 2013, I received seniority status on this account, apparently for my work in the community and promoting others art. It's a great honor to be "double ticked" and I thank everyone for their support.
Currently dealing with death of husband's father. Slow going, but hoping to get back on schedule soon. Thank you all for your patience.


RELATIVITY is a comic fiction serial. Based around "Team Torrent" a group of 4 superheroes who defend Gale City. The difference between this series and most superhero works is that it focuses primarily on the people behind the mask. It follows their lives and how they juggle day to day living while donning a costume to fight crime at night.

Check out the dA group -- RelativityComic


Since someone asked me for the link, I forgot that I meant to do this poll EONS ago! Which is your favorite of the Relativity themes? 

13 deviants said Relativity Theme Song by mirz-alt Original
9 deviants said Resurrection (Relativity Joel Style) by mirz-alt Resurrection

Which of your OCs would you ship with my Relativity OCs? 

6 deviants said :love:
2 deviants said Post a picture of your OC
2 deviants said Tell me who and why you'd ship them with.
1 deviant said I'll pick 2-3 couples and get art of them!

Current Relativity - Episode 35

SIEGE -- The day of the charity carnival has arrived, but the festivities have a dark cloud hanging over them. As Greg and Sara deal with a rough patch in their relationship, sinister forces set their sights on the Gale Home, and its Administrator. When communications with the group home go down, and the police show little concern, the Team is faced with one of their biggest challenges as events of the past and present collide, with dozens of lives in the balance. -- Click to Read

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Perfuma from She-ra Commission by Maryneim

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Top-10 of 2014 Relativity Art

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 18, 2014, 6:21 AM
Welcome to Gale City

Every year I say that this year was harder than the last, and this year was no exception. I had at least 30 pieces when I went through the gallery the first time. And even after whittling it down, I had more than 15 that were my "absolute best." After a bit of hair-pulling, I managed to get it down to (almost) 10.

I do want to note that at least one of my true top-10s could not be published. It is a piece by IrenHorrors and it's a future scene that would have been a huge spoiler. But I wanted to mention it because I love it so much, and I love Iren's work. :heart:

So, without further ado, my top-10 faves from 2014 Relativity art. (And Jim's top-5 on the backend.)

Note that we limited our choices to canon Relativity art. There are just so many amazing pieces for cross-overs and collabs, it would have been too much to pick from. Also, note that I try to limit my choices to one piece per artist to spread the feature love.

Best Teaser

I decided to segregate the teasers this year because they really are in a category of their own. The artists are usually given very specific details on the scene to draw and the results are their interpretations of my scribblings. So, with that in mind, I looked at all of the teasers this year and picked my favorite.

Weddings And Funerals - Teaser by mirzjiles

This was SO hard. I got so many amazing teasers this year. But at the end of the day, this piece by CristianaLeone is the one that gives me the most "feels" time and time again. The body language of these two is amazing. You can tell everything you need to know by looking at them. The animosity between Michael and Tony is at the core of Relativity, and this picture sums that up perfectly.


I really don't like to "cheat" and pick 2 for one spot, but I literally could not decide which one I liked more, so it was a fair tie. Here are my pieces for 10th place.

David Bruce by Astral Muffin by mirzjiles

When a writer has a character in their mind, it is often difficult to get an art piece that truly fits their mental image. I mean, an artist can't see in your head. So, when one hits really close to the mark, it's an amazing feeling. David Bruce is a minor character, but he's one of my favorite in the series. This is totally how I imagine him, which makes me squee so hard. Astral-Muffin did an awesome job.

Vincent 3 by Maryneim

I had the privilege of doing a series of trades with Maryneim this year. I adore her photo-manipulations and was excited to have many of the core characters created by her. However, out of the lot, this one is my favorite. Vincent has such a compelling backstory, and this sums up so much of who he is beautifully. The way Mary pieced together the elements and created the "dark mood" is fabulous.


Commission: Farewell by jadeiteEye

A future story (though not too far in the future). This piece floored me. jadeiteEye managed to capture the scene perfectly. The lighting is gorgeous, and the fact that she created silhouettes dead-on to the characters just blew me away. I love this so much -- it makes me want to write this story. That's the sign of an amazing art piece.


Commission: Ravenswood by Gnewi

When I imagined this scene, I had no idea how well it would turn out. Gnewi did an amazing job capturing the emotion of the moment. The expression on Ravenswood's face speaks loads, and the fact that a stake is peeking out from his side creates deep mystery. Such a powerful piece, and one of my year's favorites.


Cold Case (commission) by Smoludozerka

It can often be difficult for an artist to totally capture a scene based off of descriptions and refs. That said, this piece is so dead-on, I love it. The dynamic posing, the characters' expressions. It truly speaks a thousand words. You don't need to know the characters or series to get an idea of what is happening here, and that is what makes it a great piece. I love Smoludozerka's work, and this one is truly wonderful.


the villains by ekkimu

This was the year we made a decided effort to focus on commissioning art of the villains. This piece by ekkimu does an amazing job of showcasing five of our core villains. It's a lovely companion piece to the one she did last year, featuring another set of five. I should also mention that her picture of Bling in this set is my all-time favorite picture of the character, and the one that closest fits my mental image. Maravilloso!


Heck! I love you! by CristianaLeone

There is something so compelling about a scene of unexpected passion. Though this situation happens later in the series, the art is one of the most beautiful and compelling of the year. I think I have gotten the most comments about it from strangers who are not familiar with Relativity--which is always a lovely surprise. CristianaLeone did an amazing job of interpreting a very small scene snippet. I love everything about this. Gorgeous.


Point Commission:  Like ocean... by jen-and-kris

I have to admit, I have the hugest art-crush on jen-and-kris. I adore their work, and this piece they created for me early this year is simply lovely. It's extra-special as it has dual meaning, depicting Sara from later in the series, but also being a cathartic as I used it as a way to help me deal with the death of my mother. The pose, lighting, and Sara's dress just blow me away every time I look at it. Amazing work.


Phanthro by ThreshTheSky

To anyone who follows me, having this in the top-3 spot will be no surprise, as I've featured it several times over the past months. Phanthro is one of my oldest OCs (created when I was in my teens), and for all of these years I never had a firm idea of what he looked like. This piece *is* Phanthro, and I'll never be able to imagine him any other way. ThreshTheSky has done a ton of portraits for us, but this is one of my all-time favorites. I love it. And a nod to Smoludozerka whose design this was based off of.


RELATIVITY_Cover book4 by FranciscoETCHART

This year, FranciscoETCHART did 3 covers for us. While we love them all, this one just stood out in a special way to me. So much emotion is conveyed in the piece. The tension between Dark Flame and Black Torrent, a smug Rune and his mummy minions (I love the way Fetch drew them), and so much more. But my true favorite is Master Blankard in the corner, mirrored with the other key element in his "story" -- the firey parachute ride. This piece blows me away, and I really came close to giving it #1. But there was one piece that pulled at my heartstrings a little more this year...


Matthew Bruce by fdasuarez

I know myself well. When I first saw this piece at the beginning of the year, I said to myself, "I love this so much, it's going to be very hard for any other piece to knock it out of my top piece of the year." 11 months later, I was right. I adore this piece. fdasuarez managed to capture Matthew Bruce perfectly. Her job on the uniform is spectacular, and the look on his face conveys so much about the "future Yule." This picture also has a special meaning to me as it is a connection to my mother who passed away this year -- she was a proud Marine. A simply stellar work of art which will always be one of my all-time favorites, and takes the top spot this year.


As I mentioned, I could have easily done a top 20 (or 30). Honestly, there are so many pieces I grappled with putting in the top-10. Nevertheless, the following are my honorable mentions. They are all special to me for one reason or another.

Commission: Viro by SaraSaeed95 Commission: Vincent and Sara by InkyRose Mardi Gras Commission by phil-cho The Hospital by KaelaCroftArt Jetpack-joyride by TovioRogers Commission: Atlas by Kuroutadori Vincent Back cover-commission by Destinyfall The Buffalo Brothers by rytanny


Since we have such varying tastes, Ravenswd always insists on listing his faves of the year. Though he just does 5 -- because the other 5 would be ones I already picked. :D

In no particular order...

Sibling Photo by Captain-Savvy

There's a lot I love about this picture by Captain-Savvy. The fact that the boys all look different, but you can still tell they are brothers, is awesome. Though, my favorite part is Sara. This is the time in her childhood where she creates her superhero persona. The artist didn't just give her a makeshift Dark Flame costume, but thought about what a kid would have available to use, while keeping in mind her location (South America). That blows me away.

Can We Have Your Autograph? by Jen-and-Kris by mirzjiles

This is the scene in "Highway Robbery" where the heroes run into some shifty kids. Those kids look like they are up to no good! jen-and-kris did a great job of depicting the juvenile delinquents -- which makes it even more funny that Overcast ultimately ends up trusting them. Fantastic detail on the clothes.

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun by mirzjiles

I'm not sure if this depiction ever happened in history, because the boys look like they're about 5 and they actually meet when they're 12. But I like this picture because Sleyf manages to capture the spirit of their friendship. If Michael, Tony, and Andy had met at a young age, this would have been how they would have acted. And, who knows, maybe they would sneak off as pre-teens and do this anyway. It's a playful piece which has a kind of "Calvin and Hobbes" feel to it. I love it.

Cricket Commission by phil-cho

To say he doesn't look happy is an understatement. You can tell he doesn't want to be doing this. It's that sentiment that defines Cricket, and is what makes this piece so great. Not to mention that phil-cho manages to capture the look of the character closest to how he was originally imagined. Win-win.

Dark Flame - Copic by mirzjiles

This is a great "dynamic" pose for Dark Flame by FranciscoETCHART. It's an eye-catching piece which I find myself never getting tired of looking at. The color gradients are amazing, especially on her hair. A similar gradient is used on the logo behind her which ties it all together. Also, the coloring on the clothes is fantastic. Even her facial expression - tough but still a bit uncertain - is perfect. Overall, one of my favorite pieces of all time.

:bulletred: See the top picks for 2013 and 2012

A quick note...

Wed Dec 17, 2014, 2:28 PM
It was only after we had published our current story that I learned of the Peshawar School massacre. (I purposely avoid the news during stressful times in my life--and literally didn't see the story until today). While our current episode deals with a much different situation, and outcome, the topic is similar enough that it could be viewed in bad taste by some. This story was in planning for months/years. It really was just terrible, and coincidental, timing that it published on the same day as Peshawar. Honestly, if I had known about the attack, I would have held off  on publication.

Again, SIEGE is different. And (sorry, spoilers) everyone gets out okay. I wanted to note that it was never our intention to be offensive, and that we would never trivialize such a situation. I wish the children in Peshawar would have been allowed a happy ending.

As a mother, I am horrified by the terrible attack and the loss of life. Children, no less. My deepest sympathies to those who lost loved ones. I cannot imagine their pain. I truly wish we didn't have to live in a world which such things happened.

I have grappled with whether to take down the story, but it has already been published and I am not sure if that would rectify any feelings of upset that it caused. My apologies if it did upset or offend anyone, it wasn't intentional.


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My Article Series


The Literary Compass is an article series featuring novels and fictions series with a dA base. Volume 15 takes us to the urban-fantasy world of Al Senia, featured in the novel, "Al Senia: The Last Crystal" written by Justus Manglius (justMANGO).

My News Features focus primarily on showcasing the works of various artists around deviantART. On this account, I feature more thematic articles, focusing on more niche genres. Here are some of my recent articles:

Artists of Relativity - Vol. 14A monthly series which will feature artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. As I frequently showcase work from the series, I also wanted to promote the individual artists and feature some of their other work. This series will spotlight deviants who have created art for us through commissions, gift-art, contest-entries, requests or other means.
This issue: :iconjen-and-kris:
:bulletblack: Relativity Art

:bulletblack: Other Art by jen-and-kris

    Freya's Falcon necklace by jen-and-kris
Juration. by jen-and-kris :thumb373
Are You Super? - Vol. 11 (Super Issue)A news series which will feature superhero related art and literature. Published (mostly) once a month.
:bulletwhite: Traditional and Digital
Commission- Major Glory by blaneblue Lady Lawful: Magic Trick by Yes-I-DiD Lady Matina by Raphaella Prism commission by shamserg Evil Supergirl by Spacecowboytv Princess Donna Troy by SebbyWhite Sleep Tight by redlacedbird Namor the Submariner PSC card by JonHughes Captain America by jasric Winter Soldier by TheBabman Thor the Norse God - stage 4 by m0zch0ps Flame In The Rain by SirTiefling Powered Omega by ArTGutierrez 3D Green Goblin by TargetView Wannabe Pixel ID by DaleNorvell Mary Jane by LazerBat Don't make her angry... by Fahu Loki by Dascia The Batman! by Firebrander diva,fuji,hellstrike by earache-J Logan by Yenga Jason Todd aka Red Hood by kola411 'Wanna know how I got these scars?' by NurseRozetta95 Run Batwoman, Run! by AviKishundat  Super Treats by NaBHaN Armed n' Dangerous by Altalamatox Avengers Gowns: Coulson, Fury, and Hill by kelseymichele Blue Lotus Character Poses by DESPOP Big Bang Theory by HeroforPain Ironman by fruitpunchsamurai89
:bulletwhite: Cosplay
Hear Me Roar by Rei-Doll Power Girl 2 by GraceyDarling Eye of the Storm by kidremington The Incredibles... and Edna by eatsleepbroadway Nightwing Cosplay 001 by Joekerr66 :thumb2965

Helpful Lit Things

Since I'm no expert, I try to learn new things and find handy resources to help me in my writing. I like to share some of my best-finds in the hopes they will help you, too.

Writer Resources and MoreWhen poking around for stuff on my own, I sometimes come across things I think other writers may find useful. While it's fine to tweet and write polls about them, I figure it would be more helpful if I started a journal and kept a running list. Would help me to keep track of them, too. I'll update this when I find new  things.
:bulletblack: Reading is an important part of being a writer. However, many people argue they don't have time to read. I'm one of them. Several people I know (like lostie815) have turned to text-to-speech software. This essentially turns the writing into an audio file (book) you can listen to. I've written about my own experiences with several software packages on my blog. It's wonderful being able to "read" while I work on art or other computer stuff. I use a pay program
Resources, Sites and StuffHere is a collection of bits and pieces I have found that may prove useful for writers. Some are links to website, some memes and graphics, other miscellaneous stuff.
Memes, Graphics & More

Helpful Links & Resources
:bulletwhite: Oh, Baby Names - Great resource for writers, and all around fun. Baby name sites are good for coming up with names for characters. But this site is one of the best I’ve found, offering a plethora of historical information and meaning for each name. An awesome find worth a look and bookmark.
:bulletwhite: English History Authors Blog - If you are writing historical fiction, this blog is worth a look. Nice articles on writing the genre, as well as facts about the period to make your writing more believable.



Michael and Sara by Sayara-S by mirz-alt



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