Custom-Making and general FAQThis is an FAQ list for those interested in custom-making, or somewhat curious about me and how I do things. It was originally posted under the journal submission "The Warmare Answers" but since that's now buried in the journal archives, I'm submitting it as a text deviation to make it easier to find. This is based on my limited experience in custom-making and is in no way a comprehensive, ultimate guide to pony making. All the same, I hope perspective custom makers find it useful.Custom-Making and general FAQ1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How did you learn to make customs?
Pre-G4 I wanted nothing to do with My Little Pony, but I had seen people making custom t
The Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-WellThe Complete Analysis of Mare-Do-Well7 months ago in Profiles More Like This
She is the masked superhero Alicorn, or Winged Unicorn, of Equestria who originates from Ponyville, using a cape and wide-brim hat to hide her wings and horn.
Her uniform was designed by Rarity, which was originally used to teach Rainbow Dash a lesson in humility and grace. She is best known for the powers used by her four secret identities: Twilight Sparkle’s Magic, Applejack’s Athleticism, Fluttershy’s Wing Power, and Pinkie Pie’s Pinkie Sense. Because Rarity was only the designer of the uniform, not an actual wearer, her powers will not be taken into account.
Because Mare-Do-Well’s powers originate fro
My Thoughts on MLP ShippingI know I once said that I would only restrict my "My Thoughts On" series to characters, but one cannot talk about MLP characters and the fandom without discussing perhaps one of the most important aspects of that fandom, that of shipping.My Thoughts on MLP Shipping10 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, let me explain. "Shipping" is a fan-word used to describe a liking or belief in a particular relationship, usually romantic in nature, between two characters in a fictional story. The word is, in fact, based on the word "relationship".
When it comes to MLP ships, there's no shortage to choose from. Virtually every single character has been paire
Why Friendship Is MagicWhy Friendship Is Magic2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
An analysis of why MLP: FiM is so popular
First let us start with a problem that has been occurring recently in the media, something I call the Animation Drought. In recent years the quality of animated shows in America has degraded, and by a great margin. Some of this can perhaps be traced to the fall from grace of Cartoon Network which had, among other things, killed Toonami, become reliant on re-runs, and has actually begun airing shows that are not cartoons. Another aspect is something that had been occurring long before this which was the failings of Disney with its string of mediocre sequels. Even the good shows still on have suffered
The Inescapable Truth - Chapter 3 (Twilestia)The Inescapable Truth - Chapter 3 (Twilestia)6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Can you keep a secret?"
Twilight was lying in her bed wide awake, staring at the ceiling. The sunlight was creeping into the room behind the thick blue curtains; the light filtering through casted faint shadows on the walls. The mare was going over yesterday's lesson in her head. Instead of ending awkwardly like the one earlier this week, it had just been awkward in general. The lengthy discussions she and the Princess usually had about the books had been diminished into a few words and there had been no "ideas" from Princess Celestia. At least this time Twilight had been prepared for it, though the way she pre
HeartWhat is heart?Heart8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it standing tall in the face of adversity?
Having the courage to face the unknown?
Is it something we can analyze
Something we can quantify and measure
Or is it something undefinable
What does it mean to have heart?
Does it mean that you are strong in a world of weakness?
Structured in an atmosphere of anarchy
When it all goes wrong, do you have the resolve to keep standing tall?
When the world turns its back on you, do you give up?
Or do you dare to keep walking and keep your head held high?
Many try to determine what defines heart
But at the end of the day,
That is what defines heart
FaintI feel faintFaint10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like I'm going to fall
Will you be there to catch me?
I feel like I'm drowning
Will you save me?
My steps are faltering
My vision is blurring
Someone, save me!
The darkness encompasses me
The sweet caress of silence
The tender touch of unconsciousness
It's almost disconcerting
I feel weak
My limbs stumble
My steps sway
You aren't there to catch me
I fall into the blackness
You can't save me
I drown inside the silence
Everything falls away
And I close my eyes
Never to open them again
This Last GoodbyeI'm here, aloneThis Last Goodbye10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're gone, never to return
How am I supposed to come back from this?
You're not with me, and I feel incomplete
A hole, never to be filled
A void, steadily growing
The tears flow down my face like an endless river
How can I say goodbye to you like this?
I can't bear this kind of pain
Numb, broken, shattered
Pieces of my heart splintering out into the atmosphere
My essence, evaporating
I am slowly becoming nothing
You were my everything
My reason, my life
But you're not here anymore
With your departure, you took an essential part of me
With your departure, you took my heart
It hurts, this pain
Spontaneous Writing 3Most would call him pathetic to keep coming back, to keep falling for her lies. He couldn't help it. He loved her, loved her more than anything or anyone else. But he knew that she only coveted him, wanted him for what he could offer her. He knew that his money was the only thing that kept her coming back to him at night. If he wasn't who he was, didn't have the things he had, there was no guarantee-no scratch that-she wouldn't be coming back home to him anymore.Spontaneous Writing 311 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He knew all of these things and yet...he stayed around. Let her play him for a fool. Let her break his heart and use him. Love...it toyed with him, kept him prisoner in a relationsh
Spontaneous Writing 2Maybe next time would be different. Maybe next time she could find someone who could appreciate her for what she really was. Who understood all that she was underneath all of the airs she put on around other people. She sighed. If only wishes really came true...Spontaneous Writing 211 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then he appeared. Unexpectedly, and she was completely caught unaware. And over time, she found herself showing him more and more of who she really was. And somewhere deep inside of her, she felt that he always knew that the person she showed everyone else, wasn't really who she was and that he was waiting until she felt comfortable enough to share herself with him.
Just the tho
Spontaneous Writing 1"How could you do this to me?" she screams at the top of her lungs, as tears are streaming down her face. He could do nothing but stand there and look guilty. He could offer no rebuttal to her accusations. He knew he had done wrong and there were no excuses to pardon him from the crime he knew he had committed. By just standing there, he had confirmed all of her fears and doubts. He had just shattered her heart, and smashed it to the ground. If only he could just disappear right now, he wouldn't have to look at the damage his careless mistakes had caused. What he wouldn't give to go back to that day and redo it. He'd give everything to undo aSpontaneous Writing 111 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
FacadeThe perfect facade of a girl who's perennially happyFacade11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Smiling and joyful
No one sees what's underneath
The anger, the agony, the hurt
Can they see what she goes through?
No, her facade is too good
She has perfected it over the years
So her mask never falters
Her facade never slips
Her internal barriers are impenetrable
No one gets close enough to hurt her
She can't let them get that power over her
Never let them see the real you
It's her lifetime mantra
One that's been imprinted in her mind
Everything is alright as long as the mask doesn't fall
With the mask, she can't be hurt
With the mask, she can push the pain away
YoungAah, to be youngYoung11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
To be wild and free and innocent
To love and to lose
Heartbreaks and first loves
A season of firsts
and a season of lasts
New experiences and memories
All to be treasured for eternity
To be young
To be hopeful and happy and ready
Ready to take on life
Grab life and never let go
Experience the joys and sorrows
The ups and the downs
and everything in between
Young, carefree, and passionate
Unyielding in abundant energy
Everything it means to be young
To love, to hope, to dream, to wish
To be young
It's a freeing feeling
Like no other
Flying high among the clouds
Wanting, wishing, ready
I'm young and happ
CollideA collision occurred of faith and fear.Collide1 month ago in Emotional More Like This
Fear fell, faith rose.
Fear that's deep inside you, yet it kept faith alive.
Faith that's on your surface, it keeps fear in check.
A collision occurred of faith and fear.
'There's something deep inside that keeps my faith alive.' Skillet
My heart is brokenHear that? It was my heart shattering.My heart is broken1 month ago in Emotional More Like This
It's all because of you, and your harsh words.
They say words will never hurt, that is a lie.
Words do hurt, and they make my heart break.
I can't change who I am, just for you.
My heart is shattering because of you. My heart is utterly broken.
Friends vs FamilyFriends come and go, most of them become enemies.Friends vs Family1 month ago in Emotional More Like This
Others stay by your side, and encourage you. Until they go their own way.
Family is everlasting, unless they betray you and harassment ensues.
Yet, family is always there when you need them most.
If a choice between family and friends occurs, remember family always comes first.
MineYou're mine, forevermore.Mine1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Knowing that I can find you, you don't dare to run.
Knowing that I've taken your innocence, you won't try to get it back.
You're mine, forevermore.
Don't run, you know you can't escape, dear.
You're mine, forevermore.
You remember when we became one.
Oh, dear. It seems I've made a mistake, I never meant for you to shatter, only to break.
'I have determined that this is Mine.' Disturbed
HauntedCan't you hear them? They're whispering my name.Haunted1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
I thought you called me, no it was just that voice again.
I'm not crazy, my mind is just toying with me.
How come only I can hear it? It's trying to tell me something.
Yet I am too afraid to ask.
I actually heard it, I'm not crazy.
That voice won't leave me alone.
MLP:FIM Returns MLP to Its Family-Friendly RootsMLP:FIM Returns MLP to Its Family-Friendly RootsMLP:FIM Returns MLP to Its Family-Friendly Roots6 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is in the middle of its third season, and the passionate brony community is out there displaying their dedication to the show, characters, worldbuilding, and so on. Artwork, music, customs, and plushies are being published a lot over the past several weeks since The Crystal Empire, and it bloomed further with several dedications to the Babs Seed song. The creativity and dedication are easily what makes the brony community thrive so much and why news outlets take notice.
Ironically, this community almost never happened…because the franchise was struggling mi
MLP and the Hero's JourneyIn the realm of fiction, there are certain tropes and traditions that go back a long way. Elements that we see often and are an integral part of both storytelling and media in general. What I am going to discuss here is a recurring theme that has been with us for as long as storytelling itself.MLP and the Hero's Journey10 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The Hero's Journey.
For those of you who don't know, the Hero's Journey was a term coined by famed writer Joseph Campbell in his landmark book, the "Hero with a thousand faces". In that book, Campbell used the concept of the Hero's Journey to explain how virtually all of humankind's myths, legends and stories are based around key recurring principles
Chapter 1 - Away Mission PlanningCHAPTER 1 AWAY MISSION PLANNINGChapter 1 - Away Mission Planning1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Captains log, supplemental Mr. Spocks findings concerning the civilization inhabiting planet Equus Major 4 comes as a great surprise to all of us! Never before have we encountered a race such as the one Spock described! I am debating about whether or not to command an away mission to the planets surface. Only question is: How will the planets inhabitants, who have probably never encountered humans before, react to us, if we should be discovered?
Equines??? Kirk said to Spock in surprise. You mean like horses???
For BrightsakuraFor Brightsakura2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She just didn't get it! She couldn't believe how to waters all around swirled and swept all around. The dirt and garbage swirled all around her as she tried to swim out of the swirling waters. At this point, I was glad I was stuck to my rock. Thunder crashed and lightning flashed all around her and something collided with her stomach and pushed her down to the ocean floor. She managed to push, what seemed like a car, off of her and swim farther away as other debris splashed a hit all around her.
She had to dodge and reflect the debris that came hurdling towards her with her shimmering emerald tail and she swam more towards me. As she reache
Koishite Akuma- Fan poemKoishite Akuma- Fan poem3 years ago in Ballad More Like This