Again, I am astoundedFirst off, I just want to say I never thought Past Sins would get as popular as it did. I just wrote a story I wanted to write, and when I first published it I hoped it was going to be as popular as Better Living, which was my most rated fic at the time.
So, I just want to say thank you to everyone that's made fan-art, fan-music, fan-anything for Past Sins and Nyx. You really do honor me with your time and energy. Even though all this attention has made some people despise the story, and by association me, I don't regret a moment of it. I'm happy I was able to present a story so many people like, and Past Sins itself has been a massive learning experience for me.
Now, to get to the real reason I'm making this post. There is another artist here on DA who is beginning and undertaking that ASTOUNDS me. It's something that the fans of the story should love, though I also fear some of the flames it will draw.
To put it simply, space-is-pretty-big is endeavoring to make Past S
Everfree Chapter 2Everfree Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight cursed herself for falling asleep during her book, she hadn't got very far before sleep had overtaken her, but now as the morning sun filtered into her bedroom she smiled as the thought of continuing dawned as well. With the book balancing on her back she went into the kitchen. She grabbed her cereal from the cupboards, pouring a large bowl of 'Oat-hey Clusters' and adding some milk she propped the book open in front of her and began to read, using her magic to levitate a spoon into the bowl.
Princess Luna explained to me how I had been comatose for a very long time and how she and her sister Celestia had used their combined magic to keep me heaalthy without needing to eat. Even so, the years oof having my body rely on only magic to continue living had taken a heavy toll on me. She helped me back into her bed and used her magic to pick up a bowl of soup of the tray she'd brought in. "Here, this soup should make your belly pretty happy." It was indeed delicious, a simple bro
Regarding Group Security and 'Hackers'Hello Everypony,Regarding Group Security and 'Hackers'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This post is largely directed towards anyone who moderates or runs a MLP-related group on DeviantArt, but the information contained can be relevant to everyone.
Over the past few hours, there's been a note circulating around to various MLP groups, claiming that there is a small group of "hackers" (which is not the correct word) attacking MLP groups, taking them over, and vandalizing them. To counter this, the note is suggesting that groups should block all join requests, disable auto-accept, and then forward the note to every other group you know of.
Really, that's horrible advice, don't do that.
It is true that during the past few days, a couple of pony groups have been attacked by malicious users. However, there is no elaborate hack or security flaw that's allowing this to happen. Instead, the groups that were attacked simply had an incorrectly configured, yet easily fixable, setting in their group's permissions which allowed such attacks.
Most groups already are not
New Daily Giveaway!Daily Raffle GiveawayNew Daily Giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Ever Have It...Where you got like a 20 ideas you want to draw, but there's only 1 of you? That's me right now. I want to draw this. I want to draw that. Run around in circles and eat a pie. Apple Pie. You tell 'em, Spitfire.Ever Have It...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HACKER ON dA! BE CAREFUL!*NOTE* The threat of the hacker may possibly be fake, according to some. Still, this is just a precautionary warning. So, I'd appreciate it if people stop spamming this entry with, more or less, the same comment claiming that it's fake. It gets really annoying after a while, especially since this entry is rather old at this point. Thanks for understanding! ^^HACKER ON dA! BE CAREFUL!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Got the Memo from :iconHewylewis:
Apparently there's a hacker going around, hacking peoples accounts, and blocking YOUR friends so that they block YOU. You then get in trouble and banned from DA.
If you read this warning, care about those around you, you will spread this word, tell everyone so you aren't this guy's next victim. ALSO, If I block or say something to you that isn't appropriate for NO REASON, it's not me.
Please spread the word so no one you know is the hackers next victim!
Thanks for reading and pass it on
So much love and tolerance in the air right nowBecause I made a few posts about how I don't like the name "Derpy."So much love and tolerance in the air right now3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently Hasbro was pressuring WeLoveFine to remove or rename all merchandise with that character, and iTunes pulled the episode where she had a speaking role from their online store.
I've been accused of starting a petition that I've never even heard of in order to make this happen.
I'm very flattered, but bronies are giving me WAY too much credit for all this. (If only I had that sort of power to manipulate a giant corporation like Hasbro.) I'm not the only, or even the most active person speaking up about the problematic elements with the character. I just happen to be a very high-profile fan who has mentioned it a few times.
Here are some posts by other folks explaining why it's an issue:
Our art deserves to stay!I'm sure everyone already knows about the SOPA thing. I just wanted to spread the word.Our art deserves to stay!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spammer alert!Ok, yesterday I woke up this afternoon to several spam comments in my inbox, all on the same deviation. They say things like "How to Start Your Own Busines", "Real ways to make money using computers and the Internet", and "Have fun loosing pounds the easy way while you busy" (blatant spelling/grammar errors are blatant) but I have already marked them as spam. The users who sent these and many that have been reported to me are as follows:Spammer alert!2 years ago in Personal More Like This