For Pride Month, I Want To Share This With You."Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges."For Pride Month, I Want To Share This With You.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was a little girl, I remember feeling strange from other people without any way to explain or define. I always felt I had different feelings from others, and that I had a brain that was unlike anyone else who I knew. But, up until I was scolded for what I thought, in my mind there was nothing wrong with being different. To be not the same as everyone was okay with me, but when someone told me I was wrong, that was the time I began to question who and what I was.
I had always felt equal to others, even though I came from a family without much money and a lot of children to take care of. I always felt like I was worthy of the things others were, and that I had rights that had to be respected.
That all changed the first time I kissed a girl.
I was in kindergarten, and I held her hand.
A defense for Princess CelestiaNOTE: This is not intended to attack anyone. Please refrain from flaming other people for having different opinions.A defense for Princess Celestia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my vision, Princess Celestia is apparently the most hated/disliked/disregarded pony character among the good guys in MLP:FIM. And she also receives a mass amount of false characterization and crude joking from the community.
I find it very difficult to search for her on YouTube, Deviantart, EQD, Google images, ponibooru, without stumbling upon several videos/deviations of Celestia being trollish, tyrannical, cruel, sexual deviant or just an all-out depraved monster. Of all the cartoon characters i've seen so far, i've never seen one being so fanonically butchered as Celestia is.
Here are some arguments that gave origin to all the "Celestia abuse"
She sent Luna to the moon
Now i think i understand why people are so strongly focused on this argument; specially because they think it was too much of a "cruel" fate
Moon Rises ChordsWas trying to find the chords to Lullaby for a Princess by ear and decided to take a break, so I chorded the moon rises. I will have Lullaby up soon and *might* do sheet music for this/both. Both this and Lullaby for a Princess are done by Ponyphonic so give his youtube some love (you wont regret it)Moon Rises Chords2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Em C Bm Am7 Am B
Now the hour has come at last
The soft and fading light
Has crossed the west horizon
And has bidden us goodnight
And what a lovely night it is
To walk a moonlit field
Wesker-Wolf's Defense: Princess Celestia[NOTE] If there is an issue or subject concerning Princess Celestia that you think I should address, please feel free to point it out to me. I will be more than happy to look into the matter if I have not already. Points added will be given Blue Bullets.Wesker-Wolf's Defense: Princess Celestia2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A recent "conversation" has brought to my knowledge a group dedicated to "protecting" the character, Princess Celestia, who is from the show, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. If you know me, you know that I LOVE the character of Princess Celestia and that I've been a spazztastic little defender of hers ever since I became a fan of the show (My friends, Jandrus13 and Dusty-san know VERY well how I've been about that). I don't remember if I've ever written Journals about how I feel about her, but I know I've ranted and lectured people a bunch in the past about my feelings toward Princess Celestia and putting up logic and a good defense in her behalf for her actions in the show.
Now, it's importa
Changing the world through musicSomeone recently brought up an interesting point as they left a comment on one of my YouTube videos. They argued that my talent wasn't very rare, and that everything I've done has already sorta been done before--that I'm not really pushing any boundaries or doing anything new. Tone is often lost or misconstrued over the internet, but it seemed to me that the person leaving the comment was insinuating that I was somehow "less" of an artist, or not quite deserving of praise, simply because I wasn't pushing some sort of boundary with the music I made.Changing the world through music2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a pretty thick skin, but I'll admit that negative comments bother me. They bother every artist. We do what we do to make others happy, and if we fail in that endeavor, it makes us feel bad. Any artist who denies that is either lying, or not in it for the right reasons (in my opinion). That being said, the guy's comment on my YouTube video... kinda bothered me.
CharismaI just read this and I think it is so true:Charisma2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people:
1. They listen way more than they talk.
Ask questions. Maintain eye contact. Smile. Frown. Nod. Respond--not so much verbally, but nonverbally.
That's all it takes to show the other person they're important.
Then when you do speak, don't offer advice unless you're asked. Listening shows you care a lot more than offering advice, because when you offer advice in most cases you make the conversation about you, not them.
Don't believe me? Who is "Here's what I would do..." about: you or the other person?
Only speak when you have something important to say--and always define important as what matters to the other person, not to you.
2. They don't practice selective hearing.
Some people--I guarantee you know people like this--are incapable of hearing anything said by the people they feel are somehow beneath them.
Sure, you speak to them, but that particular falling tree doesn't make a sound i
Do it.click to add titleDo it.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
in the trenches
always the thing
mind can get in the way
all the distractions of direction and notes
all that matters
is never feeling rushed
never being fearful
always being clear
write to one's own visions
a try to have fun
and be a cool guy to everyone you are working with
be grateful for what i got
scrambled this morning
i decline to participate
ptime for another cup of coffee
haven't been here much
everything is good
listening to a lot of
regina spektor is my favorite artist
she is just so amazing.
but lest you think that is it
put on Foo FIghter's "these days"
and crank it
and totally rock!
or Stevie Wonder
"For Once in My Life"
Gotta get up and do this.
Cold water season.
dogswhen i walk tasha in the morning we always run into little babies in strollers who often want to pet the doggie.dogs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
tasha is friendly and affectionate, and we always stop.
but I always tell the baby, hey, tasha is a friendly dog, and it is o.k. to pet her, but not all dogs are friendly like her, so be careful.
once we were on our walk, and a german shephard that would always bark at tasha got loose.
he came running across the street, right towards tasha, without making a sound, and we stood there, tasha's tail wagging.
the german shephard proceeded to go straight to tasha's throat and viciously attacked her. It was so sudden and shocking. I started yelling "whose dog is this, whose dog is this" and I waited a few seconds for the snarling to stop, but it escalated. The shephard moved to her hind quarters, and I instinctively realized that he was trying to cripple her and get her on the ground so he could really savage her.
so I just started hitting the shephard on the head, not hard at fir
the cliffWe walked north on the beach until we could go no further.the cliff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The north end of the beach in front of the hotel ends with an outcropping of rocks that protrude into the ocean for a hundred yards. Two hundred yards? I don't know. My senses seem to have dwindled over the years or are lost entirely at times.
We climbed up the highest rock and sat, talking about the time we braved the waves and rocks closer to the shore to get to another private beach farther north. This time there was a sign saying not to attempt such a crossing.
Looking down from our perch it occurred to me that we could just jump off the cliff into the sea and swim to the private beach. Probably would be easier.
Eleanor knew I was thinking about it. She pointed out a big rock just below the surface. Hmm. Not there. A little farther out. The cliff is a little lower. Hmm. Water looks dark and deep. Look, we could dive straight out, not down, we don't want to hit any rocks. Then we go around that bed of kelp and straight to th
Lullaby For A Princess ChordsLullaby For a Princess by PonyphonicLullaby For A Princess Chords2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This took me way too long, which I guess is only credit to Ponyphonics amazing work. There were chord structures I have never seen and i actually learned a lot from decoding it.
If you guys want this in a different key please ask me, this is the native key ponyphonic uses and I had to use pitch correction to put it in a key I was more familiar with (Gb?! cmon man ) I learned it in Eb but now that i have transposed it back to its original key I might just learn it the right way.
Also if I made a mistake please tell me, this song had been changed pitch, chorded, written as number progressions instead of chords, transcribed back to chords, and then re-recorded so something probably slipped along the way.
The contest beginsThe contest begins!!Rules:The contest begins1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-You can put your oc with my oc!
-You can draw with bases as long as you credit me!
My oc!(only my oc):
Cutie mark:A teal star in front of red fourspikes star
Mane and tail color:black
IT ENDS AT 10 SEPTEMBER!
1st place:4 pony customs and two llammas
2nd place:2 pony customs and one llamma
3rd place:1 pony custom
AND IS HONORABLE MENTIONS!get's a fave!
Spongebob Atrocities - Update 2Day 2,Spongebob Atrocities - Update 26 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've begun to wade through the unknown horrors of Season 8 and saw something so heinous that I needed to take a break for at least the rest of the day. I... I didn't know that something like that existed, but other than that episode (the last one on this list), how did we do? Well, I've completed Season 5, just three and a half seasons to go. Here are the episodes.
Grandpappy the Pirate -- some of the very little evidence that Mr. Krabs cares about Pearl, and he recieves consequences for his actions. GOOD.Chum Caverns -- Neither Mr. Krabs or Plankton are anywhere in the right, but Mr. Krabs is more in the right than Plankton. DEBATABLE.Slimy Dancing -- Besides a minor plot hole, it was a pretty funny episode. GOOD.A Friendly Game -- An episode that had potential ends up destroying Squidward's house. ATROCITY.New Digs -- Funny, fairly interesting plot, great ending. GOOD.Mooncation --
One Whole YearToday is April Twenty-Third. 04-23-13. On this day, I finally gave in and took a look at My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, just to see what all the damn fuss was about, and why so many men seemed to enjoy the show.One Whole Year1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is the day I became a Brony, one whole year ago. I have met quite a lot of interesting people throughout my journey, and taken quite a number of oaths as well. For one thing, I took a solid pledge to a great deal of virtues, and I stick to them whole-of-heart. http://siftstone.deviantart.com/art/The-Combat-Brony-s-Pledge-359735619?q=gallery%3Asiftstone%2F25038288&qo=23
Now, I have met a loooooooot of fellow bronies as I have went along, and for a whole year of my Bronyism, a few of my friends have stuck with me through thick, thin, and Sifty McAnger-rage.
:iconsufferingsquids: First and foremost is my pal, Squidsy. This guy has helped me through bitter depression, the first time I've ever had it, and is the primary reason I have been able to improve in writing and ar
Stupid dASorry for the long hiatus, but dA has been a massive steamy pile of doo-doo these last few weeks. In that it absolutely and completely shat itself and simply stopped working in any capacity at all for the last two or three weeks.Stupid dA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, a lot of stuff has happened. I've been doing little pieces of pony writing here and there, but nothing I wanna release yet. Still getting back into my writing mojo. However, I have been working on a pony game project with a brony I know on a game development forum.
We're running with the title PonyCraft until we think of a better one. It's an RPG/RTS hybrid centred on the Mane Six, with each having unique abilities in combat centred on their characters, as well as being able to lead other ponies and such they find along the way, and battling an even wider array.
I'm mainly working on the story, and I've managed to come up with something I'm pretty proud of. I don't wanna be anything more than vague, but an old power awakens, more potent than anything t
Good Morning, fellow music friends......have some filly OctaScratch!Good Morning, fellow music friends...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
YellowfangOkay, then.Yellowfang2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yellowfang was a
hippiemedicine cat. A cat who never fights in battles and stashes... "herbs"...
She had a raspy voice and yellow teeth.
Her pelt is dark gray, and her eyes are orange. The color of a lit cigarette and its contents. Even worse, her apprentice was CINDERpelt.
AND SHE DIED OF SMOKE. AHAAAAA.
Yellowfang's Secret: ...she was an addict, and look how horrible your children can turn out if you take drugs at the same time!?
Why Molestia is not so harmlessNOTE: The text below is entirely written by ShakaRaka, so all the credit goes to her. If you have anything to say about(or against) it, you should probably take it to the writer herself.Why Molestia is not so harmless3 months ago in Personal More Like This
A letter directed at defenders of Molestia:
I don't mean to sound accusatory here; I understand that it's easy to fall into this line of thinking, of "Oh this is okay, I can laugh at this" because of how certain actions are portrayed in fiction.
I, myself, once upon a time, thought it was really funny when a girl "agressively flirted" with an unwilling boy (i.e. the Kanker Sisters of Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy)... until I learned that females could sexually harrass males. And not only that, but many people will either ignore or laugh off real-life cases of female-on-male sexual abuse. Now I can't watch episodes of EEnE with the Kankers without feeling sick.
Yes, morally ambiguous - even downright depraved - characters can be done right. Dr. Venture and Beetlejuice are just the first exa
Stop the Bats!Game demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxYJ3fmdlPoStop the Bats!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
'Stop the Bats!' is a game about stopping bats.
It's based on the MLP (copyright Hasbro) episode 'Bats!', and features fast-paced gameplay with all your favorite characters like Applejack and Flutterbat.
The player starts with 10 trees and 50 apples. Vampire fruit bats will appear in waves from both sides of the map and attempt to eat the apples.
Bats drop coins ('bits') when defeated. Use them to buy upgrades in the shop (or not), which can be opened/closed by pressing 'E' while standing on the barn door.
Flutterbat also appears to harass the player by swooping down and stunning them for several seconds. If you kick her enough times, she will run away.
Winning the game requires that you defeat all the bats with at least one living apple remaining. This always takes about 20 minutes.
You lose if all of your apples are eaten, an unfortunate phenome
Is Friendship is Magic going through Seasonal Rot?Before you read this, you should watch my season overview of Friendship is Magic, which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Q0B29MKsI.Is Friendship is Magic going through Seasonal Rot?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's safe to say that the third season of Friendship is Magic has been... controversial. Every episode seemed to have some complaint lodged at it by the mass consensus—The Crystal Empire had a terrible villain, One Bad Apple botched up the bullying moral, Magic Duel was underwhelming, Keep Calm and Flutter On had horrible pacing, etc. There was no universally loved episode in this season, like Hurricane Fluttershy or Suited for Success, and pretty much since the season began I've been trying to find out "why." I've looked through many doors and come up with no answer that either didn't make sense, or was full of bullshit.
The most notable "excuses" of the show's decline of quality are a decline in writing and Lauren Faust's departure from t
Say Cheese! Chapter OneSay Cheese! Chapter One8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The sun rose one Monday morning as young Cheese Sandwich blinked open his eyes sleepily. He yawned and got out of bed, looking around.
"Cheese Sandwich!!" His mom called from downstairs. "Remember! Today is your first day of school!!" Cheese frowned. He had transferred to this school halfway through the year, and was incredibly nervous. He had never been a very social pony, adn often found it very difficult to fit in. Cheese grabbed his glasses off the dresser and put them on before brushing his mane and grabbing his backpack.
"Bye mom...!" He called to her.
"Goodbye, Cheese! I love you!" Came the reply.
"Love you, too!" He trotted out, taking a deep breath and hoping he would make some friends. Cheese noticed two fillies close to him, they were laughing and seemed to be having fun. He smiled and walked closer to them. "Uhm...hi..." One of the small ponies turned to him and gave a smirk, knocking his gla
Celestia Support Defense (updated again)Note: This is the defense I found on DA. The defense belongs to Wesker10 on DeviantartCelestia Support Defense (updated again)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: This is not meant to insult anyone or any character at all. This is also not meant to bring up any fanwars at all. Thank you.
Why did Celestia banish Luna to the moon?
This looks like a controversial act or feat for many people considering the fact that Princess Luna is Princess Celestia's younger sister. The first and foremost important fact to realize is that Celestia didn't just banish Luna to the moon, she banished Night Mare Moon to the moon. The opening sequence described in detail that Luna allowed jealously and anger to get the best of her and that she wanted to create an endless night so Equestria would be forced to appreciate her more. Celestia didn't outright attack her or anything like that, but tried to reason with Luna, but Luna was so far over the edge that she was transformed into a "wicked mare of darkness". Even after that, the opening explains tha
OC Art contestI've decided to start an art contest! it starts today, and ends on February 16Th 2014 (which is also my Birthday. yay! , but I reserve the rights to extend the contest if is necessary )OC Art contest8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit* Current Judges: :iconjojuki: :iconcrasydwarf: :iconchibi-pets:
The 1st Prize, will get a free pony plush, made by me! The winner can choose any kind of pony (such as his/her OC, or any show character, but with no outfits). If you win, you can ask for a filly, mare, or a stallion!
*note: the winner will have to pay the shipping cost.
The 2 st Prize, will get a Twelve Month Premium Membership ( you can go to my profile if you want to donate points to the cause)
The 3 st Prize, will be a Three Month Premium Membership
Thanks to: :iconhowlforlife: :iconkazzysplushemporium: :iconaina93: :iconamandaam: :iconcapreola: :iconnufffluff: :iconleaaventurera: for donate some points ^^
Here are the
**CLOSED** RAFFLE #2 - 400 POINT GIVEAWAY!!That's right kids, I've decided to host another raffle since so many people entered last time! And it makes me happy to give away points like this that will make other people happy**CLOSED** RAFFLE #2 - 400 POINT GIVEAWAY!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The rules are simple!
Fav this journal! The most important part!
Comment on this journal with what you would love to have commissioned! [Not compulsory, but will help your chances of the commission prize!]
First prize is 300
Second prize is 100
Third prize is a digital commission of your choice
I will be using random.org to determine the two winners! So good luck everyone
The raffle closes on the evening of Monday 9th of September [US time]
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a Tremendous THANK YOU!To all the Bronies and Pegasisters out there, I wanted to shout out a very humbled Thank You! The announcement for the comic came Thursday morning from SDCC, and since then the response has been dramatically overwhelming, uplifting, and positive... and the book is still months away! It's 6 am as I write this, as I've been too excited to sleep recently!a Tremendous THANK YOU!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
on another note, there have been a LOT of questions... I'll try to give a blanket coverage here to what I can.
First, I cannot give you sneak peeks. Sorry, but waiting is part of the game and half the fun! When IDW and Hasbro give a thumbs up, it will come here first!
Second: Yes, these are original stories (no, I'm not gonna tell you what it is yet!), not adaptations of existing episodes. This gives us the chance to do things that maybe couldn't be done in an episode due to time restriction or other limitations! The target audience is the exact same as the show, meaning it will be great for kids and adults alike. We know what a major fa