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I do lots of different things depending on what mood I'm in. Check out my gallery; it's filled with pokémon, awesome scenery, knives, and maybe a combination of those!






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I Am TheModerator


I'm not much of an artist.
I'm more of a computer programming, rocket sciencing, video producing, 3D Modelling, feral hunting, system hacking, mountain climbing, bow shooting, file decrypting, server hosting, generic all round badass.

I'm not without my faults; For starters, I am not an expert on dragon butts.
But the bio isn't a place to look modest, it's a place to impress. I hope I manage that.

"If you never look behind, you're missing half the story"
- Jon

That picture courtesy of Nevan12


Feel free to tag me, but be warned, I will not take you seriously and you will regret it
Just wanna talk? Add me on steam: rjsowden



Name: TheModerator
Age: 18
Sex: Huehuehuehue
Location: Britain
Website: Looking for 3D models? Check out…
Languages: English (Expert), German, French, Spanish (Novice)
Occupation: Design Engineer in Aerospace. Programmer. Sometimes even I don't know.
Relaxation: Not my style. If you don't move, you're dead. Perhaps not literally, but, dead in a metaphorical sense.
Attitude: Forced Extrovert
Qualifications: A few GCSEs. They're the qualifications that british people get when they're 16
Aspirations: To be the best. Like noone ever was
OS: Any redhat Linux distro, though Win7 when I have no other option
Strengths: Nothing gets to me
Weaknesses: Nothing gets to me
Likes: Blades, Bows and Binary Explosives. Also robots and messing with chemicals.
Dislikes: People by default. Human nature.
Favorite Artist: streetdragon95. Simply wonderful. The stuff he does with the stuff he's given is breathtaking
Favorite Setting: Can't decide. I like either places with lots of trees, or nice big industrial workshops.

Got something to ask me? Comments, notes, emails. No matter what it is, I'll always answer. Ignorance is a billion times worse than curiosity.

Interesting Facts

> A human can survive in space without protection for up to 2 minutes (though permanent damage occurs within the first second)
> The sharp/dial/hashtag symbol # is actually called an octothorpe
> And the pointy up arrow ^ is a sarcastiquote, used to denote sarcastic passages of text, or words to be read in a sarcastic mannor. It's ^Really^ useful.
> Humans actually use significantly more than 9% of their brainpower, unlike the urban myth suggests.
> You can crack any computer password by using your phone's microphone and some complex analysis to listen to the noise the CPU makes when it processes it.
> The cake is a lie
> In the UK, it is legal to carry a knife longer than 3 inches in public... If you have a reason to, such as if you are a butcher.
> It only takes a maximum of 3 inches to please any woman; they do not even care if it's Visa or Mastercard.
> The english word with the most definitions is 'set', and has over 24 different meanings (unlike 'fuck', which has less than 10 officially recognised ones).
> You can escape from zip tie handcuffs by using your knee and the levering affect of your arms, rapidly combined to produce a sheer force across the locking feature. This also works on duct tape.

Wait, you wanted interesting facts about ME!?!?
Well, it is my profile so that makes sense...
Okay, 20 little-known facts about TheModeraotr

> My favorite color is either Black or Light Blue.
> I am no longer the german average height for a male.
> I don't mind crowds, but if anyone touches me and I don't expect it, I habitually react violently. I once dislocated my friend's index finger because he patted me on the shoulder at a train station.
> ... I've got 110% vision, but one of my eyes is slightly lopsided. I haven't decided which one.
> I move about a lot. I'm never in the same bed for more than a month at a time
> Bed salespeople love me.
> I left school and started work at 16.
> I published one of my addresses on the internet for anyone to find, but people still ask me where I live.
> Sometimes, when it is cold outside, I like to breach out deeply and pretend I am a dragon
(getting desperate...)
> Some say, that I think entirely in an ancient version of binary. And that if I were confronted with a choice between three objects of similar color, my left ankle would rotate anticlockwise. All you know is, I'm called TheModerator. :iconstigplz: (Top gear fans will get that one)
> Whenever I do an endurance challenge, I carry a bag with 5kg of water and give some to those in need along the route.
> My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
> Contrary to popular belief, I was not raised by, nor have I ever even seen, a wolf.
> I once asked a secruity guard at an airport why he allowed people to fly with LiPo batteries in their laptops, when they could be exploded with enough force to damage the airframe, simply by shorting two terminals. He didn't know.
> People often confuse me for the real slim shady; this is due - in part - to my tenancy to stand up during particular music tracks.
> I can rap the entirity of Rap God by eminem at a vary high accuracy.
> I think that European keyboards are a genetic defect and should be treated as such: Nice and sympathetically, but also secretly wishing it would go away.
> When I'm offered 1 free sample of something, I take 2, because I'm a wild stallion that can not be tamed.

Lessons Learnt

Occasionally, something deep and profound happens to me that really does teach me how to do better in life. Something that proved a learning experience for me. And I feel it's only fair for me to make sure you can learn from it too, without making the same mistakes...

> That lady you think is pregnant is just fat. Don't make it awkward.
> Brush teeth first, then put on tie.
> The tie reflects the person. Clip on ties are stupid, and toothpaste stained ones are much worse.
> The only reason to point any weapon at someone is if you have the full intention to fire it.
> "It's not that much food" is almost certainly too much food.
> Keep your enemies close, so you can figure out what bugs them most.


You're a computer hacker!?
Ex-computer hacker. I stopped.
Why are you a design engineer at 18? Don't you need to go to unive-
Nope. So long as you're talented and make yourself known, you can get offered an apprenticeship. Some companies even pay to send you to uni, which is nice, because you don't get any student debt. I'd seriously recommend it to ANYONE. If you're interested in following that route, please, PM me with any questions you may have.
You hunt?
Yes, since I was 14. I use a recurve bow with a measly 64lb pull strength and some home-made arrows. My knife was an 18th birthday present and I've got about a 10x12 mile rectangle of land where I'm allowed.
I'm coming to England! Can we meet up?
Sure. I'm not really based in any particular part of the country, so just let me know whereabouts you're going and I'll see if I can make it.
What exactly is your job? It seems like a lot of things
It is. I'm technically a Component Definition Engineer, which basically encompasses most aspects of component/part/thing design, from the initial conception, to the 3D model, to drawing the technical drawing, to the actual part starting to be machined/made. I'm also responsible for automating parts of that process, plus I do other stuff on the side too.
Why do you sound different whenever you speak?
Haha. It's to do with where I've been and who I've been talking to. I have Queens English, Yorkshire, Jordie and German accents, but they only become pronounced after I've spent a few days in the location the accent is from. Paradoxically, it's only these accents: I'm very slow at picking up other ones.


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Guess what!?!!? I don't do commissions.

(Just kidding. I'm checking some software which figures out if a user does c0mmissions or not.)
Sooo yeah. After the success of last Thursday's codestream, I'm proud to announce that I'll be doing it again.
Almost*. Every. Week.

So for any of you wondering what coding an app looks like, or how to hack into stuff, or what I look like when I do what I do (hint: I'm drinking beer/cider/coke and chewing gum... and I'm allll outta gum), you'll want to get your a$$ on down to… for the weekly stream on

Thursdays at 1900Z

for the record, that's
London (United Kingdom - England)                  8:00:00 PM      BST
San Francisco (U.S.A. - California)                   12:00:00 Noon  PDT
New York (U.S.A. - New York)                        3:00:00 PM       EDT
Houston (U.S.A. - Texas)                               2:00:00 PM       CDT
Tokyo (Japan)                                              4:00:00 AM       JST
Koala Lumpur (Malaysia)                                3:00:00 AM      MYT
I'll edit this journal so you guys are reminded, but I'd appreciate a follow on the actual channel, links above

Event Log:

Thursday 4th June [PLAN]:

Demonstration of how anti-spam is vitally important if, say, you run an art streaming service with one chat server and no anti-spam. Gonna be a bit of coding, gonna be a bit of exploit deployment, should be cool.

Thursday 28th May:

Streamed the creation of the Picarto App for Android. Two admins turned up and we had a friendly discussion during which I paid attention the entire time and was not sarcastic at all. Also I lied about the attention and sarcasm.

 *I say almost because I'll almost certainly have something like a doctors appointment or a problem at work some weeks
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Never
  • Reading: Gonna
  • Watching: Give
  • Playing: You
  • Eating: Up
  • Drinking: ...


Where are you? by TheModerator
Where are you?
Dunno about you, but I was at 54° 28' 55.5456'' N, 3° 13' 9.3792'' W, According to my GPS

This is the summit of a mountain in the lake district called 'Great Gable'. It is exactly 101 meters too short of 1000 meters in altitude, a fact which is apparent because at the 9 oclock position, disappearing into the clouds (or rather, not, because it's disappeared into the clouds), you can (not) see an actual mountain - Scafell Pike, which is about 80 meters taller.

It's a nice place to stop and think. True, you're not at the highest point you can see, but in some ways, it's better. It's a lot quieter and the wind isn't as bad. The view is much better; the contrast provided by features both higher and lower than you are give you a sense of scale. Though you are but a dot in this excessively large landscape, you are important to it. Just because you're not at a high point, doesn't mean you're not on top.

How this image was made:
1) A complete 360x180 degree panorama including the sky and floor was taken using my mobile phone (My camera's HDR capability is... nonexistent...)
2) The panorama was then loaded into some software called Hugin and stitched together in a Equirectangular projection
3) The projection was then remapped to a stereographic projection at 90 degrees positive pitch
4) ???
5) Profit!

I have a few more of these, done slightly better too, which I will upload soon. This is just one of my favorites, even if it does have a few flaws.
Most American Wallpaper Ever by TheModerator
Most American Wallpaper Ever
Shoutout to these two  'murican buddies:
Latrion RozziDoodles
Here's your wallpaper MaXALSTAR.

It's satire people. I'm aware the Americans don't have that, so here's the legal disclaimer:
The opinions expressed in this image and its description are purely for the purposes of satire and do in no way reflect, refract, distort or express the actual opinions of the poster of this poster (henceforth and preforth known as Richard Sowden) and the poster - wherein the poster is the human entity posting this poster and not the graphical poster itself - accepts no liability for any misinterpretation of intent of any way, shape, kind or form, and that neither the poster nor the poster nor deviantart or any other sentient lifeforms necessarily supports the Bush administration, Congress, the Obama administration or Westbro Baptist Church. Terms and conditions apply and calls will be charged at your standard network rate. Contents may be hot
[GIFT] Zoom - BeccaDoodles by TheModerator
[GIFT] Zoom - BeccaDoodles
This one was a free gift for me, courtesy of the very kind and bubbly :iconbeccadoodles: BeccaDoodles whom for some reason I have not mentioned before *stands aghast*
The funny story is that, as with most gifts, I didn't ask for it, but she went ahead and did it anyway, bless 'er, even re-visiting it long after I had forgotten, creating a series of pleasant surprises upon every update. Seriously, this girl is impressive in both kindness, vision, dedication and style, so if you want something drawing up like this, Becca is your go-to-gal.

But Rich what about the story?
What story..?
You said that all your uploads would come with a st-
Ohhh I did... But... I never... I don't... Awwwhhhh okay, here goes...

Latios grunted and lowered himself further to the ground, clearly irritated by the hunter's hesitation. It wasn't so much that the man was scared - though he was, just a teensie bit - but that he'd never climbed on the back of a supersonic fire-breathing demi-god of a dragon before, and the only methid he could see for doing this (which was 'grab on and pull yourself up') didn't seem dignified enough for the occasion. It also felt like the simple act of pulling would destabilise the airborne psychic.

Nevertheless, another grunt later, he decided to just go for it. After grabbing the opposite side of the dragon, he jumped and pulled himself up, using Latios' retracted paw as a footrest. Latios made a positive sounding trill, so he guessed that he'd done that right. Pleased, he pulled the bow from around his neck, and nocked an arrow. Up until now he'd been relatively silent; that ended with the quiet but quick twang of the arrow clipping on to the bowstring. Startled at the noise, Latios lept forward, slamming the human backwards so he was pointing skyward.

As it was, he was perhaps milliseconds from sliding right off the eon, having only managed to stay put because he'd grappled the underside of his wings with his legs. As it was, he was thrown backwards, looking skybound, limbs flailing like the inflatable whacky flailing arm tube men that you see at petrol stations. Eventually, though, he managed to get a grip, and returned himself to the best imitation of a firing stance he could do.  Under the cover of the trees, the sunlight danced across the hunters face, intermittently blinding him as he clung on for dear life. Eventually, though, Latios slowed down and coo'd happily, the hunter recognizing it to be the noise he made when he'd seen some prey. His eyes darted around, looking for it in the glimpses of his surroundings that he was able to get. With meters to go, he saw what Latios had, a relatively large bird sat among the trees. He knew that, in seconds, he'd have passed it, and knowing that, he quickly drew back and took aim...

Once again, thank you so much :iconbeccadoodles: :devbeccadoodles:!

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Squibyplaya Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask if you do pokemon modeling requests please?
Flareon-10000Degrees Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
TheModerator Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
You are one of the least chill individuals I know.

I know what the issue is. It's not with the model, download, or textures, either. Yet again, you've not read the description or readme or instructions or the disclaimer or indeed anything that I provided that would help you in this situation.

I'm doing this for free, using my own spare time which is at a premium ATM. Please show some respect.
MrKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Found you my friend OuO
TheModerator Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
Who said we're friends -_-
MrKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I did QuQ
TheModerator Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
That wasn't a question
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RonixNS Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2015
hai modo! PROFILE INVADE!!!! :iconshinyyayplz:
TheModerator Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
*hunkers in the bunker*
RonixNS Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
WOW, rly? xD bad one modo xD
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