Wrath of Derpy aka: Derpy's RevengeI was just looking through my pony archives and something occurred to me that I'm not certain has been explored yet. In lesson Zero when all the ponies are fighting over Smarty Pants, Derpy is in an aggressive grapple with Mayor Mare... Might the destruction of Ponyville Town Hall not have been an 'accident'?
I mean... she did seem fairly pleased with herself while pleading ignorance of knowing 'what went wrong.'
This changes my views on some things.
Save Our DerpySave Our Derpy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No doubt you’ve all seen or heard the hullabaloo around Ye Olde Intertubes in the days and weeks following our beloved Derpy’s named appearance in the FIM episode The Last Roundup. What began as a campaign by trolls wreak havoc was soon picked up by well-meaning-but-misguided bronies and fans. The controversy stems from the mistaken belief that the word “derpy” is synonymous with mentally challenged. Obviously, it’s not. Rather it means clutzy or accident prone. Further, fans maintained that her slightly-husky voice in the episode was an attempt to mock people with learning disabilities. Again, untrue. Voiced by actor Tabitha St. Germain, Derpy was mistakenly thought to be a boy pony and was based on a young boy who lives next door to Ms. St. Germain.
This tempest in a teapot stirred up around the fandom has now exploded into what seems to be a PR-pushback by Hasbro.
Poking the beehiveI've been distracted by Skyward Sword for far too long so I've not got the full details of the controversy, but I thought it was about time a high-profile artist like myself made an official statement.Poking the beehive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rumours abound that, following several complaints, Hasbro is considering action by removing a very popular character (in fact, one of my favourites) from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Some are complaining how her actions and behaviour could be misconstrued as offensive to those who have learning disabilities.
Others are reacting strongly to these opinions, calling them words like "ableist" for trying to remove this character from the show.
The disabled persons of this community are arguing that they should decide what's offensive to them, not the white knights or the haters.
Removing this character would be no easy task, especially as she's nearly had more appearances than any other of the popular secondary characters. And though she is shown to be clumsy sometim
FattyCakeLestiaSo I'm watching (listening really) to the entire MLP FIM series while working on some art that'll go up on the Tumblr (http://gavalanche-presents.tumblr.com/) and I just finish Swarm of the Century. Never mind the fact that it was the worst episode of Season 1, moving on... While prepping for Celestia's visit to Ponyville the Cakes are going ape-shit trying to make enough cakes and treats for the Princess. Considering the revelation of Celestia's cake eating problem (Ponyville Confidential) in season 2 this episode takes on a whole new meaning.FattyCakeLestia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, did anyone ever notice the feudal burden in season 1? All ponies owe labor to the Queen/Princess. Fluttershy "collecting flowers for the Princess" with no real reason. Then the entire Winter Wrap Up affair. Seriously, read up on the concept of feudal burden and re-watch the series. The Apple family seems to be the only freemen(pone), merchant class in the main cast.
BTW: Sweetie-bot won the poll with Cupboard Belle in second p
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
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
Petition to Ban SkyrimWe, the American people, today ask you,Petition to Ban Skyrim4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) To enact an immediate ban on the videogame known as "SkyRim" produced by Blizzard Entertainment.
2) To seize and destroy all copies already in public hands and erase its presence on the internet.
3) To prosecute the players of "SkyRim" to the fullest extent of the law.
4) To create a national database of videogame avatars and "screen names" so that teenagers can be better monitored.
Someone - a god-tier troll, I'm guessing - has started a petition on the Whitehouse website.
Check it out! It gave me a few laughs - some of the undersigned's names are hilarious. :iconbuttersawesomeplz:
New Daily Giveaway!Daily Raffle GiveawayNew Daily Giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every day, 10 points will be given to a randomly selected raffle participant. Want to join in? Simply follow the steps outlined below.
How to Participate
1. Include a message with my username in your signature (for example: "Get points at dATrade!"). Signatures can be changed from your Identity Settings page.
2. Comment on my profile page with #raffle to be entered into the raffle.
3. Make sure you do not remove the message from your signature. You will only be eligible to win the daily giveaway as long as your message stays in your signature.
4. Also make sure that you have a donation widget on your profile so that you can receive any winnings.
Please note that if you enter once, you'll be entered into all future raffles.
No, I will NOT draw porn for you!WARNING: This journal contains talk about the sensitive topic of porn and may not be appropriate for some readers. You've been warned.No, I will NOT draw porn for you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not too long ago I got a commission request (not going to say any names) from someone asking me if I could draw a pic of 2 MLP characters in human form, one of them UNDERAGE, doing.........stuff to each other that I do not approve of. Obviously I had to tell this person I won't draw that kind of crap and asked them if they read my rules which they clearly hadn't. They said sorry and then asked if I could do a nude anthro or something. Not quite as extreme but the fact that they asked for that earlier thing was enough for me to just not want anything to do with this person. I also checked their gallery and they don't have any art of their own although they've reuploaded pieces that they commissioned from other artists. I was given plenty of warning signs that this person could be suspi
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:
Silent Ponyville Christmas SpecialHave you guys been itching to get your hands on some Silent Ponyville gameplay action?Silent Ponyville Christmas Special4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WELL WAIT NO MORE!
Click that link above to see the Trailer, Download the demo, and if you get stuck there's a Video Tutorial on how to beat the demo!
Enjoy this snippet of the full release! (Warning: Contents may be buggy to some people. If you receive bugs please give us as many details as possibly so we can try and sort them out)
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
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the last couple of weeks, we've been rolling out changes to the journal system, and with the introduction of the Journal Portal, your journals now have the potential to be showcased in the Footer of deviantART or in the Popular section of the Portal –- something that could draw tons more eyes to your work!
So, how do you make a journal that’s worth sharing? Even if reaching a wider audience isn't your goal, these tips will help you get better feedback and spark more conversation, which is one of the best things about our vibrant community.
megturney's Top 7 Tips for Enhancing the Quality of Journals:
#1. Write what you’re passionate about
Love black and white photography? Let’s talk it! Do you have a deep philosophical discussion you're itching to bring out to the world? Fluffy and serious blogs alike, the most important part of any journal entry is showing your audience
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
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.Again, I am astounded4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Support brony artists: 50 Premium Memberships!Hello there everypony. Browsing around deviantART as usual, I found a journal in the bottom of the screen, basically about collecting points, to give away premium memberships to artists. I thought I'd do something similar, because hey, why not?Support brony artists: 50 Premium Memberships!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ummm...why exactly, again?
Okay, this is the thing. deviantART has a lot of very talented artists of the fandom that contribute with great drawings/ comics/ music/ literature, but they don't always get as much support as they deserve. That's why from now until December 25 2012 I'll open a donation pool, in which you can contribute with as many points as you want.
How many points should we donate?
Since I'll be giving away 50 3 month premium memberships, the goal would be 31,800 points. However, I will personally contribute with 636 points (the equivalent of one membership), so, the goal is 31,164 points Of course, if that goal is exceeded, I will continue collecting points an
MLP: FIM stories timelineI've decided to make a timeline list of MLP: FIM stories that I've done or working on that are in this timeline, as well as AU fics, origins stories, and the rest.MLP: FIM stories timeline2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Little Pony: Pirates Adventure (VISION-KING's fic; COMPLETED!)
Curse of the Demon Pony (COMPLETED!)
The Return of an Old Friend (happens during "Curse of the Demon Pony"; COMPLETED!)
Ben's First Day (COMPLETED)
Happy Birthday, Nyx (COMPLETED!)
Black Pony of the Family (main story happens after the "Family Appreciation Day" episode; COMPLETED)
Lorcan's Rage (
List of Fics Being Worked On or Coming SoonA friend of mine, julayla Beryl, has made two fics journal entires that show she is working on or coming soon. I am combining both in this one journal entry. This journal entry is subject to change so come in very often.List of Fics Being Worked On or Coming Soon4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fics Being Worked On:
ZIO Axis Season 1 Chapter 1 (co-written with Julayla, Orange Ratchet and Charles)
Kouja no Senshi Season 4 Chapter 18: Empire Strikes Back Arc (co-writing with Julayla)
Loud Powers: The Spy Who Yelled At Me (Histeria! fanmake of Austin Powers 2)
My Little Pony One Chapter Beat Down (updated two weekly)
Fluttercruel, My Dear (co-written with nigel)
Mystery Pony Theater 3000 (co-written with Orange Ratchet)
Rainbow Dash's E-Mails: Season Five (now updated sometimes)
JusSonic's Night at the Museum
My Little Heroines: Friendship is Magic Season 1
House of Pony Season Two (MLP: FIM AU fic)
House of Pony Holiday Specials
Cartoon Survivor 19: Jungles of India
Cartoon Survivor 19 side stories
Return to the Mirrorverse (MLP: FIM fic)
Happy Thanksgiving and other news! (MAJOR EDIT)First off, happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope you didn't try and eat more than your weight in food because that's doesn't end well.Happy Thanksgiving and other news! (MAJOR EDIT)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Other than that, I am happy to announce that I will be open for...
That's right, the holidays are here and I've decided to open shop.
However, please keep in mind not to ATTACK my page with so many request ideas. I've decided that it will be one request per person.
So just state your request on this journal so I know where to turn to mark things off my list.
Now that I've been clear about that, two very important things are about to occur in a few weeks:
And my 4th DA anniversary.
I'm going to be 20, guys!
I know it's sort of weird how someone my age could ADORE and watch so many cartoons some people would insist is for younger audiences...but let me tell you, there actually some people OLDER than me who LOVE the shows.
A short announcement on The Empty RoomHi everypony!A short announcement on The Empty Room4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know that the reason most of you follow me is to read the next chapter of TER.
First, I want to thank those that have taken some time to help flesh out the TvTropes page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/TheEmptyRoom It's slowly getting bigger!
So, about TER. I *am* working on chapter 20, however, I found myself a bit overwhelmed by the story in terms of... needing a break and I will some day post a picture of how the thing looks at this time, edits are also overwhelming there!
So, I started another project to keep writing. It's... been very well received by those involved and I think you all will enjoy it. After the first chapter is done (hopefully today or tomorrow) I will go back to TER.
It's going to take a bit of time. This next chapter is BIG and needs to do justice to everything prior. I am working on the scenes as I go, and I will need another break or two before it is finished, but it will be. And I will have given it my all to make it worthy of all
My Little Pony Fanmakes cast listsHey folks, JusSonic here making a new journal entry about "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" fanmakes of movies, shows, etc. Yes, I admit it. I am a Brony and proud of it! No one will convince me otherwise. Anyway, I am planning on making cast lists of fanmakes that will only have all MLP: FIM characters or some characters from other shows, etc. can join in (like Benzan).My Little Pony Fanmakes cast lists4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we will begin with the previous MLP: FIM story that I'm working on.
My Little Pony's Christmas Carol (Completed!)
Scrooge McDuck/Ebenezer Scrooge-Rarity
Mickey Mouse/Bob Crachit-Applejack
Goofy/Jacob Marley-Photo Finish
Jiminy Cricket/The Ghost of Christmas Past-Fluttershy
Willie the Giant/The Ghost of Christmas Present-Pinkie Pie
Pete/Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come-Discord
Donald Duck/Fred, Scrooge's Nephew-Rainbow Dash
Daisy Duck/Isabelle-Lord Eric (Neros Urameshi's OC)
Minnie Mouse/Mrs. Crachit-Caramel
Channel Awesome Videos Update AKA Anti-DDos TaticI just found out that Channel Awesome suffered a DDos attack, which basicly means the site was spammed with info by alot of computers being controlled by a hacker, either with the intent of taking down TGWTG or just being a random jerk.Channel Awesome Videos Update AKA Anti-DDos Tatic4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got an update that said that site is being fix but won't be up until tomorrow. So I decide to post a list of links to the video that would have gone up to night. I know as a contributer I would like to get a full day's exposure on my videos, and this is the only thing I can think of doing to help. I don't think I'm overstepping any boundaries but if I am, I'm sorry-But I will not let the terrorists win!!!!
Here's the list of videos that would have gone up tonight:
Angry Joe- 16-bit Gems: CD-i Charity Marathon: http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/12/16-bit-gems-secret-of-evermore-cd-i-charity-marathon/
Obscurus Lupa-Christmas Eve on Sesame Street : http://blip.tv/OLPresents/olp-christmas-eve-on-sesame-street-5803091
Apples.Mov, Dress.Mov and Shed.MovCredit to the original creator: http://www.youtube.com/user/hotdiggedydemon?feature=watchApples.Mov, Dress.Mov and Shed.Mov4 years ago in Personal More Like This
this videos are for anyone who never heard of them!
My Little Heroines: Friendship is MagicI figured since some of my pals are planning this, I will too. I am, someday maybe this month or so, going to make a fanmake of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. I already saw two authors planning on working on this and I figure that I could get some material for this, right? Right.My Little Heroines: Friendship is Magic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start things off is a cast list which I could update frequently.
Twilight Sparkle-Blossom (Powerpuff Girls; as a teenager)
Spike-Furrball (Tiny Toon Adventures)
Fluttershy-Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls; as a teenager)
Rainbow Dash-Buttercup (Powerpuff Girls; as a teenager)
Pinkie Pie-Lilo Pelekai (Lilo and Stitch; as a teenager [mostly for being extremely eccentric but still good-hearted])
Rarity-Fifi La Fume (Tiny Toon Adventures)
Applejack-Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible (series of the same name; mostly for having the skills to do as well as, if not better than, a lot of those who DO have super-powers, having a MAJOR work ethic AND also being a VERY bad liar)
Extras with the Main Group-Shirley the