My thoughts on the MLP Season 3 finale...First of all, I would like to say congrats to Daniel Ingram for doing a swell job making a musical episode. I don't think I've ever seen this many songs in such a short amount of TV before, and the sheer variety of tunes was quite a treat for the ears. I also loved all the continuity callbacks, like Pinkamena, Spike's 7 hour long bubble bath, etc. The episode was definitely full of emotion, and it definitely affected me in a big way.My thoughts on the MLP Season 3 finale...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having said that, not all the emotion I felt was good. The heartwarmingness of seeing Twilight bring her friends back to their real destinies quickly gave way to dread when I saw her teleported to an ethereal plane with Princess Celestia who congratulates her, and I instantly started having flashbacks of the final episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion. What followed kind of left me feeling empty, and even though I knew which emotional buttons the episode was supposed to be pushing, its attempts fell flat on me, and left me instead feeling worried.
Lunar Conflict - EpilogueThe sun rises over Equestria, as it had every morning for a millenia. The fog has lifted, allowing nature to once again display its beauty and color.Lunar Conflict - Epilogue3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has been days since the battle that the ponyfolk have dubbed "The Lunar Conflict." The ponies of the Lunar Republic have busied themselves with restoring order as it once was. Tearing down the fortifications, restoring the land to its former beauty, and nursing the wounded back to health.
A ceremony is held in the Republic's square, celebrating the victory, and honoring those who fought so bravely to defend their home. As speeches are made by various officers, The Lunar Princess gazes to the north, pondering what is happening on the other side. She knows the conflict is far from over, but for now, she must take satisfaction in small victories.
As the ceremony nears its conclusion, Luna approaches a covered object, newly installed, and gives a small parting speech.
:iconprincesslunaplz: - Ponies of the Lunar Republic! It is wi
Lunar Conflict - Day FiveA fog sets in on Equestria, a subtle warning of events to come. Within the mists stand ranks of armored ponies, unflinching in their resolve, a display of discipline hard earned through timeless training and trial. The world seems less colorful, desaturated by the strain of upcoming bloodshed.Lunar Conflict - Day Five3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At the front of the ranks stands Princess Luna and her officers. She inspects the battalion before her, proud to see so many willing to fight for their freedom.
:iconprincesslunaplz: - Medical Officer Leminiscate, how is our aid?
:icon1nfy: - All medical ponies are ready to act on a moment's notice, Princess. Nurse Redheart is on call for any serious injury.
:iconprincesslunaplz: - Good. Officer Drake?
:icondrake-rex: - Homeland Security is set up and ready to defend our territory while you march, Princess.
:iconprincesslunaplz: - Very good. Secretary, has any word from our sister arrived?
:icondjrainbowdashplz: - Not yet, Princess. We received word that Celestia received your corresponden
Lunar Conflict - Day Six"How long have we been marching?" whispers a pony amidst the clanking and clattering of armored hooves. For some, it felt like it had been days. For others, mere minutes.Lunar Conflict - Day Six3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconprincesslunaplz: - Hold.
Just as the battalion crosses the hill, the scene on the horizon becomes visible. Had it not been for the sparkling gold luster of their armor, and the flowing pastel mane of their leader, one might think that they were looking into a mirror.
The two factions stand in silence for several minutes, neither of which desire to break the silence that delays the inevitable.
:iconprincesslunaplz: - Sister, I-
:iconprincesscelestiaplz: - Enough! You know why we are here, there is no use in words any longer.
:iconprincesslunaplz: - What you're attempting to do is tyranny, sister! How can a monarch function in the best interest of ponies without checks and balances?
:iconprincesscelestiaplz: - Did you not receive my letter? Ponies who "check and balance" each other are doomed to petty
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic icons 3Only 60kb is allowed for journal entries, so Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy now have their own entry.My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic icons 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Derpy Hooves Day!Happy Derpy Hooves Day!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And to celebrate it I think you should watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9xoskcss_g
Disqordilicious.So... wow... My inbox has been exploding all week. I've been completely floored by the response to my little graphic story about Disqord.Disqordilicious.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten so many wonderful, beautiful, comments! I read them all, even if I do not respond to each one. I am so moved that so many people found my little story so interesting! Really, it makes me all glowy to know that I was able to hit the artistic nail on the head. Nothing is more satisfying to an artist than knowing that their work "got to people".
Many of you understood exactly what I was aiming for, and that makes me happiest of all!
Knowing that I was able to communicate my artistic vision (with a fan comic!) feels so triumphant. As I posted each page, I would read the comments and keep them in mind when painting the next page... I would put extra effort into emphasizing certain points and ideas of mine to help better communicate them. Really, all of your comments truly helped me to hone my idea and inspire me to keep up with the work. So th
The End of 2011Well look at this. End of 2011. Three words sum up this whole year.The End of 20114 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Little Pony
Geeze. Who of thought. A year ago I would have called myself crazy and now here we are. There have been ups and downs. Lots of artwork was made.
Let's give kudos to some people.
First and foremost, I like to thank my little sis who's been so supportive of me and she's a supporter of AppleDash and Twilestia. Haha! Also to all my real life friends who support me. Big shoutout to Jay and Shiney!
Second I must thank Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye: and Studio B. Without her and the team at Studio B, none of this would've happen. She did something not many could do: Revitalized a franchise that is more than a 30 minute commercial to sell toys. She made something so awesome that everyone can enjoy it. So thank you for everything Lauren and Studio B many times over.
Shout out to Vixy who introduced me to Sonic Rainboom. You ruined my life with MLP!
I like to give a shout out the NeoGaf MLP Community. 36, BakPony, A
Pony Pattern Available for Sale!After months of work, my pony pattern is now available for sale on etsy!Pony Pattern Available for Sale!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two versions available. The $15 version is the physical pattern and shipping in the US. The $20 version includes the physical pattern (with shipping in the US) and a PDF emailed to you! Edit: Due to popular demand from overseas I've added a $15 PDF only option. That listing comes with an extra sneak peak at my most recent test pony!
You can purchase it here in my etsy shop.
Thank you so much for all your amazing support and patience!
Edit: Totally forgot to mention! Since I expect there to be a bit of a rush *little scared here*, I'm going to be dealing with the first few days of orders as a batch and shipping them next Monday. Oops! I mean I'll be shipping them on Tuesday morning since Monday is a federal holiday and the post office is closed! -_-'
Tiny Little Pattern FAQ
Q: What will the pattern include?
A: The pattern in
Auction Benefiting Michael MoronesI find it hard to talk about this situation without tearing up, but here goes.Auction Benefiting Michael Morones2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who haven't heard, Michael Morones is an amazing little boy who has experienced significant and persistent harassment and bullying because of his love of My Little Pony. So much so that this week Michael attempted to take his own life. He is currently in a coma and seems to have has suffered brain damage. His family is now faced with mounting medical expenses, lost work time, and the horror and stress of seeing their sweet, amazing child suffer.
For those who would like to reach out to Michael and his family or follow Michael's progress and recovery, you can do so via both Facebook and Twitter
Donations directly to Michael's family can be made through paypal using this email address-
omgomgomgomgDANANDSWAMPYomgomgomgI went up and asked a question.omgomgomgomgDANANDSWAMPYomgomgomg3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was the one with the red beret. I asked if there was anything that had been particularly difficult about the show's production.
I gave them a picture. THIS picture...
Dan loved it. He freakin loved it.
Vincent (Phineas) loved it
Alyson (Isabella) loved it
Swampy loved it
Dan said he'd put it in his office.
.... ok. no more updates until I get back home on Monday. i will make a birthday journal then too, promise. and will sum up my weekend at Comic Con
The Best Fenris Fan Vid EVER!A couple of month ago, TGP, aka Mr. David Gaider leaked a WIP YT fan vid on Twitter made by DahliaLynn. It was quickly taken down by the request as it hasn't completed. Only a few of us had the privilege to see it and it was totally awesome beyond words.The Best Fenris Fan Vid EVER!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But now, Dahlia had completed it! And the best part is, Mr. Gideon Emery actually lent his voice in this clip!
Someone will need to tell me how to show the YT clip here. No, I am not a beta.
Soul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!So today I received a treat in my facebook inbox from old colleague and now-kickass GW artist, Kevin "Kingmong" Chin: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Art_and_Soul.htmlSoul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now, I'm still awaiting a response from the Black Librarians to see if I am allowed to post some higher-res versions of my 3 Soul Drinkers covers here on DA. Till then, this is all they have up on their blog and all I have to show for, for now! For you Soul Drinkers fans out there, I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs.
The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fig
Hipster log, day IITo my dearest journal, today, I have seen three different hipsters in their natural environment.Hipster log, day II4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first one I saw was at a local thrift shop, searching for t-shirts that were 'iconic' or 'retro' and even 'oldschool.' This specimen was female, and had a tan colored head cap, with the trademark glasses of it's species. The hipster did not see me, it was too busy searching for a band t-shirt that I'd never heard of.
The second hipster I encountered was a bit different. With this one, I was unable to tell if they were male or female, but the specimen was tall, with a dark blue head cap and the signature glasses. This was also wearing an iconic scarf, despite the 50 degree weather outside. The hipster roamed around the bookstore for several minutes, before I lost interest, and moved onto my next class.
The last encounter was one of a much more intimate nature. The third hipster I spotted was actually sitting behind me in class. Clearly female, this hipster was disguised as a student with
I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 2[Click Here For Part 1]I Was Laid Off One Year Ago: Part 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Never Be Ashamed"
I couldn't help myself. The moment I saw a name placard for "Steven Blum" my nostalgia and long-standing love of all things LucasArts Adventure Games flung my body into auto-pilot and directed me to that booth. In front of him were posters and lithographs of various characters from recent anime recently localized into English, but I inadvertently dumped his mind back into the 90's when I lost all decorum and totally fangasm'd over his role voicing Ludger Brink in The Dig.
"Wow," Steven reeled at my impulsive outburst. "That was...so long ago."
It was spring 2010, just one week before my transfer to the biggest AAA project in our publisher's history. I was at the Wizard World comic convention in Anaheim California. I knew there was going to be celebrity, but not the rockstars that defined my youth. Being a c
slugbox is a jerk who never gets back to me.Really, now? Sorry.slugbox is a jerk who never gets back to me.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what I woke up to this morning, on Deviantart ALONE.
This was JUST FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE... when most people aren't even online! Normally it's a bigger mess than this.
Now add three tumblrs and HentaiFoundry to that, PLUS all the business end sites I need to operate and use on a daily basis... Oh, and find time to draw. And live my life. Maybe eat or sleep... ...
SO... Please forgive me if I don't answer every single question, comment, or even read them all at all...
A Warning for those running MLP GroupsIt seems the Anti-Bronies are striking again throughout the MLP Groups. From the information I've been told, it seems these guys are using "sleeper accounts" to strike at the groups. The way it works is that one of these accounts will want to be an Administator for a group and hope that they'll be accepted.A Warning for those running MLP Groups1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Once they're an Admin, they'll shut the group down by getting rid of the Admins and their group. :iconsovietequestria: is one of the few groups that has had this problem, but :iconthefieldsofice:, the Founder of the group, was successful in solving the issue before it got out of control. So far, none of the groups I manage have run into this problem, but we must remain vigilant if they're trying to do this.
This is a very dire situation we are in and it's a warning to every Founder and Admin of all MLP Groups. If you are an Admin in one of the MLP Groups, spread the word immediately about this to other groups and tell them the news.
Above all during this time. Do not allow, under an
A Couple of my Deviations were deleted......namely Rarity's Magic Book and First Blush - so far. So if you feel like rereading these ones again, please feel free to visit my account on FiMFiction.net, where they have also been uploaded and are immune from deletion. :iconpinkiepieexcitedplz:A Couple of my Deviations were deleted...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the link to the website -> http://www.fimfiction.net/
ProductivityKylee Henke: what sucks is whenever I get the spontaneous urge to draw something for fun my brain goesProductivity4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kylee Henke: KYLEE
Kylee Henke: WORK ON THOSE FLASH GAMES!!!!
Raiyna: LOL I KNEW IT
Kylee Henke: WORK ON MOVES LIKE HOMESTUCK!!!!
Kylee Henke: WORK ON YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTART FOR WEE AND HEATHER!!!!
Kylee Henke: and I'm like
Kylee Henke: NUHHHH!!!!!
Kylee Henke: and then nothing happens
Kylee Henke: and I take a nap
DERPY SPEAKShttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-CkjaghqEgDERPY SPEAKS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Derpy was a pegasus. She went -
But when fans saw her derpy eyes, then what happened was bizarre.
Her popularity spread throughout the internet and then, she later became canon and now-
She's got a lot to say. Now she speaks.
:iconderpyclapplz::iconsaysplz:And then, canon!
Derpy Speaks. Yeah, she speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks and speaks...
:iconderpy-hooves::iconsaysplz:Are we having muffins for dinner? Am I still a mailmare?
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Rainbow, what d'ya know!
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:My name's not Rainbow.
She's not always right but still that Derpy speaks.
She's got a voice; she's ready to shout. Derpy will tell you what it's all about. Sometimes wrong, but seldom i