Final thoughts on Season 4...This is my third attempt the write this journal. When you're trying to explain your feelings for an entire season's worth of content, it can quickly get out of hand and turn into a wall of text- as befell my first two attempts.Final thoughts on Season 4...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to do my best to summarize my thoughts on Season 4 in a few specific areas. That being the case, I will not explain every factor or reason that something does or does not work for me. If you disagree with me or feel that I didn't offer enough explanation in a particular area, feel free to ask me about it in the comments, but keep in mind: This is just MY OPINION and should be taken with a grain of salt.
So how does Season 4 rate in relation to Seasons 1-3?
To answer this, we'll have to look at some of the primary components of this season. Why don't we start with-
The Season Long Arc
A season long arc is not really anything new to the series. It was certainly hyped up like it was something special, but looking back, season 2 was
A listing of my free 3D models and linksYou might want to this entry since I'll be updating it when I add new models. (If and when I do... I haven't decided what exactly I'm going to do, and still waiting on Renamon's rigging since I've become lazy when it comes to Poser rigging... XD )A listing of my free 3D models and links3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MLP http://imago3d.deviantart.com/gallery/29116865#/d3d15a9 Download from http://www.deviantart.com/download/203287041/my_little_pony_commission_by_imago3d-d3d15a9.zip
80's Style MLP http://imago3d.deviantart.com/art/80-s-Style-My-Little-Pony-203288477 Download from http://www.deviantart.com/download/203288477/80__s_style_my_little_pony_by_imago3d-d3d16e5.zip
Augumon http://imago3d.deviantart.com/art/Agumon-Poser-Model-Download-198436795?q=gallery%3Aimago3d%2F29561983&qo=6 Download From http://www.deviantart.com/download/198436795/agumon_poser_model_download_by_imago3d-d3a56t7.zip
Renamon http://imagorabbit.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=48#/d9ta97 Download from http://www.deviantart.com/download/16482859/renamon_poser_model_by_imagora
HiatusI've decided I'm taking a hiatus from the MLP Project folks.Hiatus6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm getting a tad sick sore and tired of the comparisons people keep making, and have finally accepted that they will never end, and that no matter what I make or how proud I am of it it will be subjected to comparison and any pride I may have felt will be shattered. This is my negotiation because originally I was considering stopping entirely.
I'm not sure how long the hiatus will last, I just know that I have no desire in me whatsoever to do anymore pages for now, but I'm not quite willing to call it off. I need a break, and I need to get away from it lest I delete the entire thing and say 'screw it, I'm done'.
I want to thank those who support me and genuinely like my comic, and those who have been kind enough to make comparisons that feel like they actually have a thought in their head that isn't 'I hope Metal-Senpai notices me'.
other stuff I doFINALLY! It's been a long time, but for those wondering what I've been doing all these months that I haven't been posting any new art, I have something to share.other stuff I do3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is art (posted at BleedingCool.com) of Supergirl from my upcoming shorts "Super Best Friends Forever!!" scheduled to air for DC Nation on Cartoon Network.
I'll be sharing more very soon!
Lisboa and FanficsI've read some fics in my time and even now. Not only about ponies (my subject-to-change main theme in this account):Lisboa and Fanfics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've read from plenty of stuff before, now lemme see...
Portal, Hellsing, Tenchi Muyo, Zelda...um...Wreck it Ralph if I recall correctly...
Some I've read are totally masterpieces (to me at least) others are...well, there, you see.
Personal stance on fanfiction and Mary-Sues: They are ok.
Imagine....like sandbox gaming. You are GOD there. You handle time, scenery, characters and their traits, villains and their traits, story, backstory, history, etc, etc, etc.
Then you can go all "Screw all this and that, I'll stick some dude who is perfect." Or "I'll fit more characters I've heard from before/love/like fron this franchise/story/game" (aware of it or not)
Again. It's ok. It's your world. Your "creation".
Now, what's that? You want to share your word-game to the world?
I always imagine making fics, making loooong comics or creating any story is li
'Hopefully one day you snap out of this phase'?!Sometimes I get the argument, "Hopefully you will grow out of this phase and if you wanted to actually help this world you wouldn't do it by attaching to a dead backwards movement."'Hopefully one day you snap out of this phase'?!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, let's go back into MY childhood, as these reactionary puppets would think I've done.
-When I was three years old, I distinctly remember hearing about the core of the Earth being hot, and commenting, "So that's where Hell is?"
Yes, I was raised Seventh-Day Adventist. I became an atheist over time, and the initial exposure to atheism came from my father, when I was nine.
-I also distinctly remember thinking that Heaven in the clouds, too high for humans to find.
When I was nine, I took a flight from my island to Ft. St. John. And that showed me the upside of the clouds. I didn't see angels and shit there!
-I also remember distinctly saying that dictatorship would be a good option compared with the current system when I was ten. I REMEMBER BEING A FAR-RIGHTIST. What was my rationale for
Equestria Girls are kinda magicalEquestria Girls are kinda magical2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EQG is like Elseworlds. Sure sometimes Batman is a cowboy vampire pirate, but not really.
If you really fall in love with Gay Vampire Pirate Cowboy Batman, its okay. You can write fanfic, draw fanart, cosplay, and tell yourself (and anyone who will listen) that somewhere out in Universe 683492 Apple, Batman is swinging from a bonaventure mizzen with a stetson and a Winchester rifle, drinking the blood of brooding young men with pouty lips and exceptionally smooth legs.
If you hate Vampire Cowboy Robot Mormon Batman you can pretend it never happen and stick to the regular comics series where he's just a time traveling caveman.
grievousfan's Creative Processgrievousfan's Creative Process1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*real life obligations!*
*working hard and hardly working*
Y U DO DIS!!!"
"Let's post this sh*yay*t."
"Look at what I wasted two weeks of my life on! Looooook aaaaat iiiiiiiit."
Sleeping Spike by Felix-KoT
How were YOU recruited?According to idiots like Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin, homosexuality is a choice, and homosexuals RECRUIT children into choosing attraction to the same sex.How were YOU recruited?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes...in the same way I was "recruited" into choosing a heterosexual lifestyle by the pictures of ladies modelling underwear in the Eaton's Catalogue.
Who knows what might have happened if I wasn't FORCED to appreciate the female form?
I have NO idea how I avoided the pitfall of finding the men's underwear pics appealing, especially since I was a child model of long underpants.
Do you remember when YOU chose which sex you would be attracted to?
Art Theft AlertI apologize in advance if this post is disjointed, as I am so furious right now my hands are legitimately trembling. :iconpeachiekeenie: just found this site selling her fanart of Xibalba on dozens of phone cases. Fucking DOZENS. And they have sold THOUSANDS of them.Art Theft Alert7 months ago in Personal More Like This
When we rebooted Discorderly Conduct, any proceeds from the Patreon were going to her because she needs it far more than I do to pay her bills, and I do not have parents pressuring me ruthlessly about not having a "real" job. She actually just got a "real" job stocking shelves at WalMart because the Patreon was not enough to cover her expenses. Let that sink in. This amazing woman, who has so much talent and shares it for FREE, HAS TO FUCKING WORK AT WALMART WHILE THESE SONS OF SHITLORDS ARE MAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OFF HER ART.
She has filed a DMCA but I have no idea if there is any recourse she
There's a secret brony in my school.So there I am, sitting by my desk, waiting for the Swedish exam to start.There's a secret brony in my school.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every day at 9:45 we listen to a teacher or the principal say something inspirational and stuff through the speakers in classes, like a morning assembly(at least according to teh interwebz dictionaries).
It always ends with some song, usually relevant to the speech(I'm not sure if it was this time though since I couldn't hear the speech). At 9:50 the class actually begins.
Now this time, like usually, my classmates are derping around, chatting and not paying any attention.
Until the song starts, neither do I.
Huh... this beat seems familiar.
Could it be...
It's the Living Tombstone's Smile remix.
Of course, nobody recognized it(they also thought it was kinda weird), but I was like "whaaaat..."
I'm not sure who picks out the songs, but this time it must have been a brony.
And while it probably doesn't sound like a big deal to you, let me clarify that this is Finland. The internet culture is still large
The Faving spam counter-measuresThe weekend before Memorial Day was an interesting one.The Faving spam counter-measures4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The TL;DR version:A user was banned permanently for running an automated script against the site, faving the universe & more.That kind of mass-faving just to draw attention to themselves provides zero value to the community and causes issues on the site.To curb that behaviour, faving was put under the guard of the same anti-spam filter used throughout the site.For a more detailed rundown of what happened, including information about the filtering that was implemented, you’ll have to read through the post.
At around 6am PST on Sunday, the dT team discovered an increasing amount of database issues affecting one of our servers which stores deviant data (deviations, favourites). On deviantART, all of the user-generated data is spread evenly across a number of servers, so seeing only one of them affected by unusually high load to the point of causing issues raised some eyebrows, especially considering 6am on
What Flash Sentry Needs (Equestria Girls Spoilers)I've said it in a few comments, and I'm going to reiterate here: I'm not a fan of Flash Sentry.What Flash Sentry Needs (Equestria Girls Spoilers)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not the whole "he stole my waifu" nonsense, but rather that as love interest go, he's is exceptionally bland. To illustrate the emptiness that is Flash's persona, let me point you towards the Save Flash Sentry Petition which seeks to have DHX make him a mane-stay of the show. Here are a few supporting quotes:
With the added love interest Twilight Sparkle will be even more relate-able than what she already is.
Just thought that Twilight deserves to be loved just like Princess Cadence.
A main male character with an important standing in the relationship of Twilight Sparkle THE PRINCESS ahem ahem would be a huge jump in the fandom, not to mention the show.
Note that amongst these people, the ones who want him to be on the show, none of them are saying that
The MLP Movie (Yahoo! Movies Article)News of the My Little Pony movie set for 2017 has set the fandom into hype mode. Not only does this mean we have a full theatrical release on the horizon, it also implies that the show will continue for at least another two years. Good stuff!The MLP Movie (Yahoo! Movies Article)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
With this announcement comes commentary, and a fellow fan, Rozgar, pointed me towards a Yahoo! Movies article by one Gwynne Watkins. The piece is titled:
A ‘My Little Pony’ Movie Plea: Don’t Forget the Boys
Well now, that sounds intriguing. A plea to remember the male audience that has unexpectedly appeared for this show? Or perhaps a warning on behalf of the brothers dragged into the theater by mom, dad, and sis? What does Ms. Watkins have to say?
Conventional wisdom has it that
My thoughts on ShippingsA question arose on my profile as to some of my favorite shippings for the Mane 6. More specifically, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy. I thought why not just list it all so folks have a complete answer? Yet before I do, there are two things I want to make clear:My thoughts on Shippings1 year ago in Personal More Like This
None of this is "meant to be".
I've seen many fans across different fandoms insist that their favorite ship is the one true love and it's obvious the show will go down that route. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. For me, it's less a question of trying to guess the show's intent and more asking what I enjoy out of a romantic storyline. "Would this be fun to watch?" I really enjoy seeing a character challenged by a relationship and growing because of it. It's a rare treat as many romances in media are cookie-cutter and ultimately uninteresting. I am in no way saying that alternate shippings are wrong. I'm just saying what I find appealing.
The true o
ITT End of a GenerationEver noticed how I slowly started to post less frequently on this profile? There's several factors that throw themselves into play, but despite how busy I am at school I eventually started making comics just to make feet drag along. Hey, I got some free time... I'll go draw a comic! Uh... crap. Out of ideas... ugh... fudge this, I'm playing magic the gathering. Maybe I'll finish that assignment ahead of schedule. I got an idea- wait, assignment. Okay, now to take that idea and... erm... aw screw it, I'll do this tomorrow.ITT End of a Generation6 months ago in Personal More Like This
A majority of my comic strips hit Equestria Daily's front page time after time after time. I've learned how to get up there with the greats by consistently doing what I do best. I am very fortunate to have an active following so big, and I should never take that for granted. At some point the viewcounts stopped mattering and I got bored. Admittedly I got fed up with this rut and started this idea of what would happen if it all ended at season 4. If I made a scenario w
EQLA, Rainboom, ALICORN TWI, Dys Equestria etcCOMMISSIONS INFORMATION:EQLA, Rainboom, ALICORN TWI, Dys Equestria etc2 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMIC/FANART/DIGITAL ART COMMISSIONS: http://xtrinox.deviantart.com/journal/DIGITAL-FANART-ILLUSTRATION-COMMISSIONS-LIST-291313270
PONY ART AND COMIC COMMISSIONS: http://xtrinox.deviantart.com/journal/PONY-COMMISSIONS-PONY-COMICS-LIST-AND-RULES-290558272
It's been a long time since I've updated anything. Things haven't been happening lately worthy of me updating until now.
April begins so I now need to get my ass in gear for the next upcoming events ahead.
ALICORN TWILIGHT SPARKLE
Forgot to bring this up but regarding Alicorn Twilight and the direction they're going to take with the character. That's up in the air, I have no idea what they'll do to her season 4 and so in terms of my upcoming comics, I am going to keep Twilight AS A UNICORN FOR MY COMICS.
They could allow Twilight to shift between A
Huh...Special thanks to :iconDrJJ123: and :icondos1: for telling me about this. And special thanks to Discord's Domain for uploading the pic. http://eqmegathreads.blogspot.com/2013/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture.htmlHuh...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you spot something familiar on this?
If you don't, then look at this:
I didn't authorize or accept this, so I don't really know how to feel about this.
One one hand it seems pretty cool that my art was used on a billboard.
But on the other hand (and most importantly) they used it without my permission.
I'd especially be pissed if someone else were making money off the artwork I made. But I don't know if that's what's happening.
It's from a movie theater in Wichita Falls, so I'm guessing they were making their own movie poster. And they decided to look for MLP art on Google images, then they stumbled onto my pictur
Clutterstep from here onHi Everyone.Clutterstep from here on11 months ago in Personal More Like This
It feels weird to have posted the last page in my A Princess' Tears comic. This has been a source of enjoyment, stress, frustration, and triumph for the better part of a year. I know I wasn't always speedy with the updates, yet I never forgot about the comic or its supporters.
Which raises the question of: what now?
Here are my immediate plans. First things first: go back to pages 1 and 2 and update Clutterstep's look, plus tweak a few pages for consistency.
Clutterstep is going to feature in two fan fictions I'm writing to follow after A Dodgy Business. After that, I will be starting a new comic about the accident-prone pony. One that features an expanded world and introduces some new characters I'm eager to show.
However, this comic will not be featured on this account. Since I created a Clutterstep group here on DeviantArt, :iconClutterstepping: I'm going to make it the m
Richard Carrier: The First Drafts of GodRegarding what Dr.Carrier (his credentials http://www.richardcarrier.info/about.html ) postures as the Christian delusion. Specifically that the Abrahamic faith is patently unoriginal and even arguably is a back wash of several preexisting sects.Richard Carrier: The First Drafts of God2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Another recorded lecture detailing Dr. Carrier's contention that the very historicity of Jesus, the son of david is fraudulent.
And finally a little commentary from the esteemed Christopher Hitchens on why God is not great to begin with; so even if jesus were historically factual and the Abrahamic faiths distinguishable in their originality they would still be demonstrably unethical and their god morally illegitimate.
I have seen Hitchens entire diatribe regarding the ethical prat falls of God as seen in the bible, but I'm still watching Carrier presently. If anyone has any relevant refutations against Carrier I can't defend him. I'm merely posting a professional's co