2DS and Affleck as BatmanGoodness, I go away for a little bit and the whole internet freaks out.2DS and Affleck as Batman in Personal More Like This
So, like many, I think the Nintendo 2DS is pretty stupid. But where others go on to criticize Nintendo and screaming bloody murder, I chose to just let it slide because the Nintendo 2DS isn't meant for me so I don't really care one way or the other.
See this is the problem I see with people who bitch and moan about Nintendo. They treat every single announcement like it somehow personally affects them, when usually it's an OPTIONAL thing they don't have to even deal with. Remember during the casual vs hardcore wars of the Wii era and people decrying Nintendo for adding the option to let Luigi play a level of NSMBWii if you failed too many times? Brilliant idea that ensures that players that work at it succeed and never see the option, and players that are duly frustrated after dying X number of times are allowed to still proceed but at a cost. But nope, that announcement was treated a
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Say what you will about Anita Sarkeesian, you gotta admit that people do take note of what she says for good or ill. In this piece of news, it's for the good.
As you might already know, in her latest video she outlined a simple "damsel frees herself" video game. Nothing too spectacular but it showcased how one can subvert the typical trope and make a strong female character out of it. While many were quick to criticize her for not making the game herself (given her kickstarter success), others took a more direct approach and actually made a game in 2 weeks.
The game is called "Sorry Mario Bros," and the plot is that Princess Peach decides to rescues herself by leaving Bowser's castle in world 8-4. You progress right to left through familiar, but slightly altered, original Mario Bros. worlds working your way backwards towards world 1-1. Along the way you can take detours and use Peach's float ability to reach hidden areas and collect "princess coins."
GEEK OUT!I'm sick of the internet censorship bills. So let's geek out about other stuff instead!GEEK OUT! in Personal More Like This
Anybody see the latest My Little Pony episode? Holy hell... they actually had "derpy hooves" in the episode and Rainbowdash herself SAYS her name is "Derpy." Even if you don't like MLP:FiM, the fact that the creators of the series went so far as to take a fan created character (fan created in the sense that fans named a unintended background character mistake), use her fan given name (which happened to be meme-tastic) and not only acknowledge it but to actually PUT it into an episode like that... wow. I have a feeling this is kinda the next step of fanbase and media building. And it's awesome! So yeah... "Derpy Hooves" is 100% legit now.
Been watching a lot of minecraft tutorials on mechanisms and machines. Some of them are absolutely insane, and some of them are actually practical. I would very much like to build a "stronghold" in my world which is completely enemy defense proof. Automatic drawbrid
Wii U Launch TitlesRemember when the Wii launched in 2006 with just a gamecube port of Zelda, a horribly broken Red Steel, and a handful of party games? That's not gonna happen with the Wii U. Along with the recent announcement of Bayonetta 2 being a Wii U exclusive title, Nintendo has just announced that there will be a staggering 23 games available on launch day. While many of the titles are ports of other games, there are still a huge selection of titles that I, a gamer who doesn't have access to a Ps3 or 360, would really enjoy being able to play finally.Wii U Launch Titles in Personal More Like This
Below is the current list of 23 titles, with the promise of 9 more games being released before December, and 20 more between December and April 2013.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
New Super Mario Bros. U
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge
Winnie The Pooh 2011 Movie ReviewTo be honest I was rather underwelmed by this movie, which is disappointing because I had such high hopes for it. To be fair it's a perfectly good movie, above average in a lot of ways... but since it was framed as a sequel to the original 1970's Pooh, I felt that overall it was lacking something.Winnie The Pooh 2011 Movie Review in Personal More Like This
This is the hardest part to explain. I don't know what exactly didn't catch me the same way other Pooh related stuff has in the past. Even the 1980's TV show "Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" felt more connected to the original movie than this one did.
Part of it is probably the animation. While Disney animation is always phenomenal, as they are one of THE best animation studio in the whole world... something about this movie felt very... cheap to me. Some of the animation felt very floaty to me, an issue I have only previously encountered with Dreamworks.
There were a lot of sight gags that flash by pretty quickly too. I remember reading that they wanted to "modernize" Pooh for
E3, Kickstarter, laptops, memes, and more!About E3 DisappointmentE3, Kickstarter, laptops, memes, and more! in Personal More Like This
We go through this every year, but it never seems to sink in. E3 is a trade show, not a fanboy convention. E3 is about the respective companies getting up on stage and showcasing their plans for the future and the products that will continue to make their investors money. E3 isn't even open to the public, yet every single year it's the same old dance of fans complaining "why wasn't ____ shown?"
The people who follow E3 coverage need to remember that they are not the actual target audience of the convention. Yes, you and I probably don't care about casual games and want more info on hardcore titles, but their investors want to know about them because they know it's going to make them oodles of money. Also, to be fair, you don't need big lavish presentations of huge blockbuster titles to know whether or not you're gonna buy them. That's why most of the companies only give a glimpse of them because they're always huge sellers anyway, they don't need to remin
Happy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of July in Personal More Like This
Bla bla bla. Independence. 1776. America. John Adams. Hooray.
So there's been this "internet declaration of independence" that's been going around the web recently, and to be honest I think it's a load of bull. As much as I love free speech and rights and etc, I simply can't get behind it, and it disturbs me that so many companies ARE getting behind it. There's just too much entitlement from people on the internet who think they "deserve" everything, and it's really beginning to creep me out. I'm all for abolishing SOPA and ACTA other things like it, but I just can't in good faith get behind the "internet declaration of independence." Sorry.
What's with this weird anti 4th of July backlash that's going on? All the people complaining about the "patriotism" and stuff. I know it's always existed, but I've never seen it this massive before. Do people really just not understand the point of holidays? It's lik
E3 Thoughts Day 3Wii Fit TrainerE3 Thoughts Day 3 in Personal More Like This
You know, I was on the fence about the new Smash Bros game. Even with Mega Man I didn't really see anything remarkable about the game to peak my interest. But then when Nintendo unveiled the Wii Fit personal trainer as a playable character? F**k Yeah! Bludgeon your opponents to death with YOGA moves? That's the sort of nonsensical whimsy that I think was sorely lacking from this version of franchise. Count me in!
Still not sure how the 3DS and Wii U version are going to interact with each other, if at all. Iwata has said that the 3DS will have different stages, so that suggests that they aren't compatible. But then, if they're not compatible, why put out 2 games at once? Frankly, I like the idea of being able to play against Wii U opponents from the comfort of my 3DS. That would be really cool, but I don't know if that's a thing they're looking to do or not. Hmm..
PS: Maybe it's just me, but I found it rather hilarious how all the characters were practicing Yoga
SYAC London Contest WINNERS!I meant to say who won the contest before I left for London... but packing up for the trip proved to be more time consuming than I had anticipated. Then I was gone for like 2 weeks, and then another week to get over jet lag and get caught back up again and.. BLAH! I'M REALLY SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG!SYAC London Contest WINNERS! in Personal More Like This
Anywhoooo... I can finally reveal the winners to the SYAC London Fanart Contest! YAY!
Visiting Covent Garden
When I saw this piece I was blown away. So much detail, so many characters, and so much personality thrown in here. I love the subtle details of Alex Ze Pirate, Tom, Joe, Tenko, etc all being in the background. Plus Cleo just looks so cute and embarrassed!
Carl and the Lion
This was one of the first entries and what I really enjoyed about it was the personalities being brought out of the characters. Not only does Carl look well rendered, but he's trying to tell the history of th
London is shaping up.I've been informed that there's been a crackdown on fanart being sold at the MCM Expo, which my London poster obviously falls under. A lot of artists are apparently pissed about this (rightly so), and we're going to have to check with the convention guys to make sure I can still sell my poster there. I wish I could say this is the only wrinkle in the trip, but unfortunately this isn't the only thing coming up.London is shaping up. in Personal More Like This
My table will be separated from the rest of the Fresh Epics team. Due to some sort of oversight, my table will be placed one isle away from my group. It's not a huge deal, but it is frustrating that I won't be able to sit near my fellow artists, especially since I'm gonna be a fish out of water as it is.
I also can't bring my retractable banner to indicate who I am. Since I'm no longer sitting with the Fresh Epics guys, that's even more frustrating as I won't be able to rely on the Fresh Epics name to help remind people who I am. I might be able to make up a mock banner or plaque
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WIP picsSomeponies asked about seeing some WIP shots so here's some from sketch to finishWIP pics in Personal More Like This
Making the outlines nice and tidy
Please excuse the little mistake by the mailbag in the following pics
Some really simple shading and coloured the outlines in
CharismaI just read this and I think it is so true:Charisma 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
turning it onSafe. Surrunded by glowing lights and things.turning it on in Personal More Like This
so many amazingly talented people and the everfree people were so accommodating and everything was so much fun and everyone said so many nice things to me and when I got on the stage to introduce a band I got as far as "hi I'm will anderson" before the applause was so deafening you would have thought the beatles were on stage. It was so humbling.
I don't even know where to begin so I won't.
Back to work.
Turning back into a pumpkin.
don't worryseasons, there are many of them, some of them shorter than others, perhaps for special reasons, to be followed by other long seasons.don't worry in Personal More Like This
new filmSo I finished scoring a new film a month or so back.new film in Personal More Like This
I remember seeing the beginning of it a year or so back and thinking "OMFG what are they thinking!!!!", and then life went on, and then I got the film to score and...
It was frigging great. The people who put it together, whom I have been working with for some time, REALLY did a GREAT job, and I really enjoyed scoring it, and it just is friggin' great.
Going to the premiere tomorrow here in Lala land.
Everyone worked so hard on this thing, and it shows. In every frame, in every line.
And everyone felt that the music totally elevated the film, so I did my job as well.
I have been a busy dude.
It's a wrap, for now...Just thought I would share this excerpt of a recent e-mail:It's a wrap, for now... in Personal More Like This
Pretty damned solid Will!
You're makin it hard for me to find stuff to call.
I suppose this is technically the last episode for you this season. Wish we could celebrate somehow. It's been a solid, solid season for music score. You and your team are definitely killin it, and i'm sure the Bronies will feel it too. They're gonna have youtube videos where they extract the dialogue and SFX and just listen to the score!
Thanks for an awesome third season!
We were actually taking about this particularly in reference to the score for (omitted). We all agreed that you really took the scores for season 3 to a new level... so thanks for all your work this season!
big mana manbig man in Personal More Like This
with a big temper
who loses it at small things
will never be a big man.
seagullsI was sitting on the beach with Eleanor and we were staring at two seagulls a few feet away from us. They were staring at us, hoping for some of the potato chips we were eating.seagulls in Personal More Like This
"Stupid scavengers," Eleanor said.
I watched the birds, saying nothing for a minute. But then I said:
"They're noble birds of the sea, not stupid scavengers. Look at how beautifully they are colored, the same as the sand and the clouds in the sky. And look at how their beaks are made to stick deep into the sand to burrow for crabs. And look how elegantly they hold their position against the wind, and how they can fly for great distances across the open sea."
We stared at the birds.
"They are beautiful, dad."
"I know, Eleanor. It's a little sad."
"Well, Eleanor, it is because of humans that they are distracted from their noble, original purpose. And what of our original purpose? Are we so much different? Look at us, chasing after cars, money, power, fashion, position. How much different ar
goodnight hollywoodgoodnight hollywoodgoodnight hollywood in Personal More Like This
goodnight little mouse
goodnight cricket under the stove
goodnight stupid poodle laying on the floor breathing all my air
goodnight microbes growing on the tomatoes in the bowl
goodnight little oregano plant by the sink
goodnight hoot owl outside in the eucalyptus tree
goodnight imaginary friends
goodnight imaginary lovers
goodnight imaginary problems
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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.
This Very Day...Yup! This was the day I uploaded my first pony pic on DA. I just said "I'll just draw her and that's it...." Look how that turned out. I want to say is thanks for all the support, comments (good and bad), attending my livestreams etc. This community is amazing. We had our ups, downs, and total oatmeal! I hope it can last a little longer... As long folks like :iconEgophiliac: and :iconWillDrawForFood1: stick around, I'll be here.This Very Day... in Personal More Like This
Also to mark this annivesary. I did a pic of Dashie.
Then ---> Now
I really appreciate it. Thank you once again.
2012... What a Year...What a year it has been. 2012 was a rollercoaster. This fandom! The cons! The art! So much art! I got to meet so many awesome folks. Let's get right to it!2012... What a Year... in Personal More Like This
First of all: Thanks to all my family and friends who have supported me on this silly thing.
And for the rest!
Lauren Faust, Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman (The best), Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver, Cathy Weseluck, Daniel Ingram, Peter New, Orchetect, Anneli Heed (Best Spitfire), Wootie and the DHX crew, John De Lancie, MKToon, M.A. Larson, Kasumi Evans, Purple Tinker, MsBlackHart, PinkiePieSwear, PoxandSeverance, Sabre Starfire, Cat Whitney (Who's a silly pony?), MandoPony, Sibsy (Girl on fire!), Raven (Aliens <3), OtakuSquirrel, Final Draft, Dusty Kat, Bejoty, Calpain, Cereal Velocity, PK, Phoebe, Navi, Atlur, Hypermark, Lunar Apologist, Seth, Xyrotr1, MemJ0123, Hannah, Nowacking, Mic The Microphone, Glittering Pony, Iron Pony, Perry Dotto, MasterOtenko, Darkly Cute, foalspaper, Apple Cider, Ch
Wow....That was the Season 2 Finale. Some much bits to digest. SO MUCH FANART TO DO for the coming days! MY GOODNESS! MY GOODNESS!!!! Yes... some time to digest....Wow.... in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone at Studio B, Daniel Ingram, the VAs, Hasbro, writers for a great seaon!
Best! Day! Ever!If January Brony Con was my Gala, then this one was my Sonic Rainboom. What a amazing event it was. Sadly I didn't see UC77.... He couldn't make it to the signing. I was recognized by a couple folks. Signed some pony books that I didn't do.Best! Day! Ever! in Personal More Like This
So the screening there was..... The VA's (minus Tabitha) doing a live cast of the Heart's Warming Eve episode. They used a girl from the audience to sub for Rarity and she was good! That was sooo amazing. Then we got to watch the actual episode with them. (They never seen the whole thing until now)
Gave all the VA's gift art.
For Tara Strong http://i.imgur.com/rjWzd.jpg - At first she didn't believe I drew it and next thing I'm taking a photo with her holding the pic.
For Ashleigh Ball http://i.imgur.com/zTFyR.jpg - She totally loved it. Took a picture with her too. I almost chocked here. I told her about Dash being my favorite pony.
I drew a Spike for Cathy Weseluck and a Fluttershy for Andrea Libman, but I didn't take photos of the pics! They love
1541Princess Celestia = 701541 in Personal More Like This
Princess Luna = 70
Princess Cadance = 70
Queen Chrysalis = 50
Fausticorn = 40
Rainbow Dash = 120
Twilight Sparkle = 100
Fluttershy = 100
Pinkie Pie = 100
Rarity = 50
Applejack = 40
Sweetie Belle = 51
Scootaloo = 50
Applebloom = 40
Derpy = 100
Nightmare Moon = 50
Octavia = 40
Vinyl Scratch = 40
Vinyl Scratch with Eyes = 40
Big Macintosh = 30
Shining Armor = 30
Soarin = 20
Dr. Hooves = 20
Braeburn = 25
Spike = 13
Discord = 56
Zecora = 25
Spitfire = 21
Trixie = 20
Glida = 20
Cherrilee = 20
Octo-tavia = 10
Sea Pony Lyra = 10
Total = 1541
This is what I have so far. I would like to know what I should make more of this whole set. Of course some buttons will be very limited.
Request Fridays... starting next week (6-8-2012)Yes! Next week! I won't put up rules til close to the date. Request Fridays will have themes and I will choose 3. 2 Pony and 1 non-pony. Stay tuned for more.Request Fridays... starting next week (6-8-2012) in Personal More Like This
In other news, I been creating some pics for prints and just waiting for the button marker on Monday. All ready for Brony Con at the end of June.
Helping Someone Out.Hopefully some of you are able to help out.Helping Someone Out. in Personal More Like This
"A very dear memeber to the bronystate family is going through a very difficult time in her life, her doctors, friends and even family have begun to turn the other way, and she is desperate for help, two members from bronystate have come together to start an indiegogo fundraiser to help her out, the full story can be found at http://www.indiegogo.com/saveluna " ~ s0rr0wsedge
The End of 2011Well look at this. End of 2011. Three words sum up this whole year.The End of 2011 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
Our Nightmare NightHuman Luna makes her grand entrance this Halloween! 'nuff said.Our Nightmare Night in Personal More Like This
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
The Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of DecayThe Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of Decay in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Pontiac by PionierUK
The Dead Places
The Visual Delicacy of Decay
It’s easy to think of art in terms of what is instantly pleasing to the eye, artworks which
evoke a feeling of joy and hopefulness and blissful peacefulness or ecstatic exultation.
This is the consideration of art as something that helps propel us forward through life – to out future great
deeds, our career victories, or dreams of coming big events. But there is a peak to every life. At some point all
people, and all places, and even all ideas have to begin the inevitable decline that is the other balancing half of a lifetime.
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Cinema Makeup SchoolWatch depthRADIUSCinema Makeup School in Art Features More Like This
Mastering The Magic ofMonster Making
15.7 million fans tuned in for the fourth season finale of the AMC cable channel’s hit series The Walking Dead, making it one of the most watched hour-drama broadcasts in cable history.
More than a mere gore fest, critical approval for the show has come by way of nominations from the Writers Guild of America and the Golden Globes. World War Z
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Video Game Adaptations Can Work!Video game adaptations: the very word conjures horrific visions of box office flops or just rancid pieces of cinematic waste.Video Game Adaptations Can Work! in Personal More Like This
Wing Commander, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, Tomb Raider Cradle of Life, Prince of Persia, Super Mario Bros, Silent Hill, Doom, Max Payne, Dead or Alive, Final Fantasy The Spirits Within, House of the Dead, Street Fighter, Alone in the Dark, Resident Evil, and Tekken among others have been soundly panned across the board by critics and theater goers alike as being unfaithful to their source materials and all around amateurish and poor quality productions.
But comic book adaptations are in general the blockbusters keeping the industry afloat, so 'adaptation' doesn't seem to be the primary stumbling block.
The issue I feel is a bunch of mistakes related to lack of care and consideration for the video games as well as storytelling itself that leads to adaptations failing on two fronts: first as the films the fans of the games want to see, and secondly as films anyon
5 Suggestions to Make Horror ScarySince we're coming up on Halloween (sort of) and I'm increasingly irritable at the lack of horror films to see, here five ways I think the genre in film, television and video games could be improved.5 Suggestions to Make Horror Scary in Personal More Like This
I'm actually a fan of horror, but specifically physiological dread rather then gore which is increasingly becoming the minority of horror in general. I'm hoping there are those like me, sick of the splatter and wanting to see horror once more actually SCARE people again!
1: No Cheap Music Stings
This is one that's really starting to get to me. EVERY SINGLE instance of suspense has to be broken up with a loud discordant blast of music and sound. Sure it's startling but since the music sting itself doesn't exist inside the universe of the film/show/game it comes across as artificial with only a little bit of retrospect. To me music stings make me jump but they don't actually scare me, any more then getting a static electrical zap is terrifying. Worse a surprising lot of these stings oc
My Top Ten Villains from American CartoonsA request by :iconedthesupersaiyan:My Top Ten Villains from American Cartoons in Personal More Like This
Limited one villain per franchise and I'm trying not to let my nostalgia determine the placement as much as how the villains impressed me as characters.
10: Aku from Samurai Jack
Aku has had one major success to his name but it's a fair major one: the complete domination of the world in the future. He also has the rather brilliant idea of casting his rival into a vortex so that he can gain this control. Mako turned in a great performance in the role equal parts intimidating as well as silly at times. The reason he's low is because as a character he was a bit of a blank. Why he wanted to take control when he didn't really do much with his influence and what he strove to gain by living alone in his fiery fortress was unclear, but he made for a memorable and unique villain.
9: Megatron from Transformers
A classic baddie in a classic mold, this archetypical villain may seem a bit shallow by modern standards but he's undeniably enduring. He's one of the e
An Iconic Villain is a MustAs I was wondering around Comicon yesterday I found myself looking at the costumes and wondering...where are all the modern day heroes and villains?An Iconic Villain is a Must in Personal More Like This
After a little consideration I realized there nearly aren't any.
It seems a little odd but even for grand heroic fictional tales the most readily memorable element is generally the villain. No matter the diverse collection of noble protagonists, its the bad guy that tends to make the most lasting impression, the heroes distinguishing themselves best if they triumph over an especially menacing foe. A good story should have heroes we can admire and villains we despise, or at the very least opposing sides that instigate emotional impressions. This might seem simplistic but the truth I've discovered is that when there's no one we can feel anything about a story gets dull very quickly. Villains are intrinsically more interesting then heroes because they're more dangerous, unpredictable, and unrestrained. Many are often conflicted as well and if
What I Liked About Avengers (Honest!)Figured I'd make not an apology but an addendum.What I Liked About Avengers (Honest!) in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is not a terrible movie not even that overly irritating with my issues with it taken into consideration. It did get a lot right and I'd like to outline what I thought worked and worked well below without any deviations. I've been down on this film a lot recently. Now to show what I liked about it.
1: Stayed Very Faithful
This was incredibly satisfying. This was a purely Avengers film without any niggling updates or drastic studio imposed change-ups. Captain America wore his costume, Loki had a long-horned helmet, Thor spoke in formal but not goofily archaic way, there was the helicarrier, and even certain massive extra-dimensional alien warlords looked spot on perfect. This was Cobra Commander getting a silly new helmet or Silent Hill swapping genders or Galactus in Rise of the Silver Surfer becoming a black hole. Avengers stayed strong to the iconography of its legacy and rendered each and every instance with care, respect,
Apply The MLP Formula to New IdeasIts no secret (embarrassingly, at all) that I kind of dig My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic.Apply The MLP Formula to New Ideas in Personal More Like This
But do I really like the show, or what the show represents to me?
This is a contention which is becoming increasingly apparent as season two wears on. There seems to be a definite shift in tonality, in complexity, and in general quality. Now of course this is to be expected in any ongoing series and even the best suffered hiccups that didn't destroy their integrity, but MLP is a curious case in that I believe the franchise actually has more potential then the artists and writer's can ever realize by default.
Star Wars the Clone Wars (both the traditionally animated and CGI shows) were children's shows by virtue of having fantasy elements in them, but both also evolved beyond their humble cartoony origins into sweeping and involved plot-lines featuring betrayals and heroism and genuine threats counterbalanced by acts of desperation and sacrifice. The label could encompass these things and stil
Somebody Gets it: DreddYou've endured any number of my journal entries calling for a tighter focus to films and characters, a fearless quality freed from political correctness which was more evident in classic films from the 80s and 90s, characters defined by their choices and actions not by their social positions, writing which allows people to think and imagine instead of battering viewers over the head with exposition, stories that allow the audience to formulate their own opinions about who is in the right and wrong.Somebody Gets it: Dredd in Personal More Like This
Somebody got it. Big time.
Dredd is an independent production and it shows at times. The setting is minimal and only a few steps away from our time in terms of aesthetics (cars remain with wheels, clothing looks contemporary, few if any advances in technology are immediately visible) and it's a short feature by comparison with many, many films made nowadays clocking in at 95 minutes: an hour and thirty five minutes.
Compare this with The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spiderm
Suggestions to Revitalize Tired FranchisesReboots are all the rage, but like many things in this era they seem to fall victim to extremes on both sides of the spectrum, be it paying mild lip service to the source material and becoming only loosely connected with it (angering fans and confusing non-fans alike) or slavishly following its predecessor to the point that a remake/reboot seems pointless. Games and films are rife with the trend of digging up old franchises to garner some degree of excitement in the community; a promise for a return to the basics that made digital and cinematic entertainment enjoyable in days before. Its a shame that energy and promotion isn't turned towards marketing new ideas and more original franchises, but if there must be reboots and remakes a plenty I felt like offering some suggestions to allow the classic tales of old to shine in a new light. These are designed to add to a legacy long established. Not to trample on the past or echo it completely, but build upon a series with fresh iSuggestions to Revitalize Tired Franchises in Personal More Like This
A Movie I Loved: The MummyYes I do like movies on occasion and not always dank, emotionally powerful morality plays neither.A Movie I Loved: The Mummy in Personal More Like This
I figured I'd present one and explain the why behind my continued love for it to counteract some of the negativity a little prevalent in my previous reviews.
Because I enjoy movies a lot I have an invested interest in improving them which is why I spend so much effort tearing some of them apart. Even movies I dislike I don't think are beyond saving as pieces of quality entertainment.
The Mummy is not deep, it's not Shakespearian, it's not always entirely logically sound.
But it was and remains a darn good time.
For one thing The Mummy is several genres coupled together but not at odds: Action, Humor, and Horror.
A lot of films believe they need to compromise on genre elements to transition between diverse emotions, atmospheres and story types, but The Mummy managed to blend these three subtypes into a near perfect and consistent mix.
When things are meant to be scary, they are! When there
Do Justice to the Past in FilmsHow many times have you seen the chain-mail clad warrior being transported into our world and batting ineffectually at cars, toying with a television he suspects to be 'magic', and being afraid of cars which he refers to as 'beasts'?Do Justice to the Past in Films in Personal More Like This
How many movies have you seen showing uptight Victorian nobles without a sense of humor stiffly dancing, evil colonials and cowboys with an unreasoning hatred for natives and an overpowering greed for gold or Christian crusaders using their faith to justify the massacre of peaceful and reasonable muslim?
You know what the commonality is between each of these subgroups; beyond of course the obvious that they're so overplayed as to be obvious and dull?
The writers have no understanding of history.
Consider, the roman legionnaire or the medieval knight actually would have seemed like a genius compared to people nowadays. In earlier times technology was less advanced, but knowledge was more prevalent and inducted to the young at an earlier age. Most people are
Save Our DerpySave Our Derpy 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.
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Today my brain has been all FALLOUT! AVENGERS! PONIES! EAT THAT BAGEL! EAT ALL THE BAGELS! AVENGERS!
My brain is a loudmouthed jerk.
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Hi everyone and everypony! I’m finding it difficult to believe that in less than a week we’ll be waist deep in the Friendship is Magic season finale. It seems like just the other day we were fangasming over the season premier. Now, here we are, 24 episodes down and but a pair remain. This season has been amazing. So much more than any of us really expected. The return of Luna, tons of Derpy, Lyra and Bon Bon hanging out, an unexpected Trixie shout-out, Dragons, more griffins, Time Travel, masked crusaders, self-help minotaurs, and plenty of incontrovertible proof that all the ponies in this town really ARE are crazy.
It’s been a brilliant season and a wonderful experience. We’re awash in conventions and gatherings; we have show-accurate toys and favorite background characters to look forward to. Derpy’s name was spoken and she was given voice.
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Based on the notes and messages I've been getting, folks seem concerned that I have been captured by the Illuminati and forced to fight in the underground thumb-wrestling circuit.
No worries my friends! The truth is far less exciting and, sadly, doesn't come with an awesome Champeenship Belt.
Babscon is coming up supah fast and while work has plot-blocked me from attending, I am making art for the entire cast and crew. That's over 20 VIPs. That's 20 unique pictures of ponies doing pony stuff for awesome people I admire and want to impress. Most of the requests came in the latter half of March so time has definitively NOT been on my side.
Over the past two weeks, when not in the office I've been locked away in my art towe
The Not-So Humble BragI try to be humble and not as braggy and boastful as my favorite pony. But this is a case where I'm pretty proud and I have to freak out just a little bit.The Not-So Humble Brag in Personal More Like This
I am incredibly honored to have TWO pieces of art lurking around DHX studios!
One is the giant-enormous-mega-big collaborative poster made by Tygerbug, Timon1771, the always incredible egophiliac, and myself. Apparently it's the first thing you see when you step off the studio elevator. Well, either that or, if you're having a very lucky day, James Wootton's super-manly facial hair! Here's a bigger version of the image on Timon's DA page. I was responsible for Trixie, Snips, Snails, the parasprites, Tank, Owlicious, Gummy, Discord, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Winnona, Applebloom, and Jayson Thiessen pon
On ConfidenceOn Confidence in Personal More Like This
It is an easy trap to fall into, this concept of popularity and the desire to metric what others think of us and our art. Certainly, places like Deviant Art and Tumblr are very good at giving us raw numbers on which to balance our self-esteem and self-worth.
And so, I must say this to myself as a reminder TO myself as much as anyone else- Do not covet numbers or popularity. Instead take pride in what you’re doing and strive to be the best for your own, personal reasons and motivations. Pursue that which inspires you, and, above all, nomatter what, be joyful in that which you create.
My Two BitsI wanted to take a moment and highlight Sethisto’s recent post over at Equestria Daily concerning the fan base and fan reactions to new episodes of My Little Pony.My Two Bits in Personal More Like This
Now, me, I happen to be a total nobody. I draw some stuff and spend most of my time just talking with awesome people and enjoying a sense of community with all you wonderful friends, bronies, and Equestrians. But I have noticed, at least within the past month or so, a slow march away from all the good and noble and kind behavior that has been a hallmark of out fandom since its inception. Specifically, this has been taking the form of pretty nasty and harsh criticisms of the show itself, from episode to episode. I don’t know if this is coming from a sense of familiarity with the source material or perhaps it’s the fact the creators and producers have been so open to interacting with us t
On fandom, fans, and trollsI just flew in from Seattle, and I had a great time. In many ways it was one of the best cons I've been to. For my own part, everyone I met and encountered, from staff to attendees to VAs to friends old and new, were positive and the people incredibly kind and brilliant. I was witness to countless incidents of generosity and honesty and solidarity. Rarely have I smiled so hard or as often in the company of so many good people and admirable fans.On fandom, fans, and trolls in Personal More Like This
But, sadly, it seems not every experience this past weekend was so positive.
Before My Little Pony I had no real experience with the concept of fandom beyond what I read with horror, and, admittedly a certain amount of amusement on internet websites and forums. But here I am, happily lost in a sea of technicolor unicorns and pegusi. I can't say I've been part of the MLP fandom since it began, I was actually somewhat late to the world of ponies. But I have seen it grow from a relatively sma
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I am really sorry to have had any part in yet another steaming bag of fan drama being dumped on our collective Canterlot doorstep.
Thanks everyone for being so kind and supportive and for tolerating my ridiculously long post. I'm in awe, actual, slack-jawed, glazed expression awe over the outpouring of support and good mojo from folks.
I shouldn't need to say this, but please DO NOT resort to death threats or ANY kind of harm directed at the MLPArtConfessions blog. As sentient adult human creatures we are more than capable of disagreeing with words that don't invoke violence. Seriously, don't. DO NOT. DONUT. We are better than this. I don't care if it is "just the internet" everyone needs to get over the knee-jerk reaction to start slinging threats and violence around as if it means nothing. My friends are not sadists or bullies.
For the past two days I've been weeding death, rape and all sorts of violent imagery out of my
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Power Outage LogMinute 1: Oh. Okay, no more power. This shouldn't last long.Power Outage Log in Personal More Like This
Minute 2: HOLY HELL I'M GOING CRAZY.Minute 7: I've started scrawling tally marks into the wall about how long I've been without common conveniences. Minute 9: Went to the bathroom and flipped the light switch out habit.Minute 10: I should go back to the bathroom with a flashlight to see if I accidentally made a mess.Minute 14: Oh, my phone is getting low on battery. That's okay, I'll just charge itMinute 17: Oh.Minute 20: The reality of this situation is setting in. I may die here. Minute 21: I've considered cannibalism. Too bad I am the only person here.Minute 27: That's really funny, inanimate object, you should be a stand-up comic. This sweatshirt? Thanks! I got it at superderpmart for ONE MILION DOLLARS.Minute 30: Inanimate object, I've lied to you. I don't have one million dollars.Minute 36: The cake is a lie. The cake is a lie. The cake is a lie. The cake is a lie. The cake is a lie. The cake is
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KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
Twas the Night Before Ponies.Twas the night before ponies, when all through the fandomTwas the Night Before Ponies. in Personal More Like This
Not a brony was stirring, the premier was soon to come.
The laptops were set to streaming sites with care,
In hopes that Twily and her pony friends would soon be there.
The bronies were nestled all snug in their beds,
While the message--love and tolerance--echoed within their heads.
It would seem that these last six months, have taken a century,
We only want our ponies friends--so kind and so cutesy
A few hours later, my mind was at rest,
But ponies were still present, which one was best?
Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, maybe crazy Pinkie Pie,
Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, or even Derpy.
I sat and I pondered that last question there,
For each pony I love, to prefer one just seems unfair.
This decision is not simple, I surely cannot decide,
For they all have strengths and weaknesses, the last one, walleyed.
Magic abound, Twilight enters the scene,
Celestia's student, the most capable she has ever seen.
To Ponyville she went, to
Give Llama - Get Llama! AND MAYBE A FREE DRAWING.:iconllama3dplz::iconllama3dplz::iconllama3dplz:Give Llama - Get Llama! AND MAYBE A FREE DRAWING. in Personal More Like This
WANT A FREE (digital) DRAWING OF YOUR OC?!
GIVE ME A LLAMA AND I'LL ENTER YOU INTO THIS CONTEST! IF YOU ALREADY GAVE ME A LLAMA SIMPLY FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL. I'LL COUNT THAT AS AN ENTRY AS WELL.
IN APPROXIMATELY 12 HOURS (10pm Thursday, 12/12/13) I'LL COMPILE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ENTERED INTO RANDOM.ORG TO CHOOSE A WINNER!
--(I'm going to cross reference this when I'm compiling, so if you give a llama and favorite you'll still only be entered once. For fairness.)--
EVERYONE THAT SENDS A LLAMA WILL
RECEIVE ONE IN RETURN!
Does anyone else think it's weird that the word "llama" kind of looks like a llama lying down?
No? Good. I need to main
(Spoilers!) S4 Ep8 - Post Your Thoughts!Good Rarity episode is good.(Spoilers!) S4 Ep8 - Post Your Thoughts! in Personal More Like This
:iconrarityfsjalplz::iconsaysplz: ...Taking advantage of our friendship the way I did, how could you ever see past it?
:iconapplejackfsjalplz::iconsaysplz: Yeah, you were pretty rotten.
Thanks to thediscorded for the original vector. http://fav.me/d6w9itp
What did you think?
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EVERY TIME DEVIANTART HAS FREE SHIPPING EVENTS THIS IS ALL I CAN THINK.
Applejack is secretly working for Google.I realized why I didn't like Applejack at all during today's episode. ...She reminded me of something.Applejack is secretly working for Google. in Personal More Like This
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Alright, I'll quit spamming journals at you now.
Applejack is a Vine-Chopping Double-Airplane.Applejack is a Vine-Chopping Double-Airplane. in Personal More Like This
Think for a second about the nearly impossible amount of strength it would take to cut a living vine the thickness of a small tree with something as dull as a window without being able to build any momentum.
Alright, let’s do this.
Applejack exerted a certain amount of psi onto a large vine and broke it. How much psi can Applejack generate without a sweat?
We’ll work in SI units in this exercise.
One pascal (SI unit of pressure) is N / m^2
N = newtons of force applied
m^2 = meters squared where pressure is applied.
Let’s first find how many pascals the windowframe first exerts on the vine because of gravity.
N = 9.8 (the gravitational pull of the earth).
A dull window would have a large area exerting force, compared to a sharp, small edge. Various window measurements from Hom
WOW and THANK YOU!I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Bronies never cease to amaze! We've far surpassed our fundraising goal for the BronyCon Documentary. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to all those who helped spread the word.WOW and THANK YOU! in Personal More Like This
Please read this update from the BronyCon Kickstarter page...
Dear Princess Celestia,
What an amazing group of people Bronies and those who support Bronies are!
Twenty-four days ago we announced our dream of producing a documentary about the phenomenon of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and its dedicated fans who live its values in their daily lives. Well, not only have thousands of members of the Brony Community and other members of the public come forward to encourage us, enough of them have shown their generosity that we can make an even better film than we ever imagined! They also helped the project become the 2nd most funded film of
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Many of you My Little Pony fans may have heard the amazing news that John de Lancie, who played the infamous Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and who I was so honored to have play the villain Discord for MLP:FiM, has announced that he will be Executive Producing a documentary about Bronies and Bronycon.
The new news is that Tara Strong (voice of Twilight Sparkle) and I have been brought on board as Executive Producers, as well. And to make this documentary as amazing as possible, we are reaching out to raise even more money for film on our Kickstarter page. Please see the official announcement below:
We are pleased to announce that Tara Strong and Lauren Faust have joined us as executiv
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
other stuff I doFINALLY! It's been a long time, but for those wondering what I've been doing all these months that I haven't been posting any new art, I have something to share.other stuff I do in Personal More Like This
This is art (posted at BleedingCool.com) of Supergirl from my upcoming shorts "Super Best Friends Forever!!" scheduled to air for DC Nation on Cartoon Network.
I'll be sharing more very soon!
Help BronyCon Documentary go InternationalThanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal of $200,000!!! You all never cease to amaze! We still have a few more days of fundraising left---- if we get even further, the crew will get to film at some European Brony Conventions. If you wanted to contribute and have not yet, please do so now.Help BronyCon Documentary go International in Personal More Like This
Plus, new casting calls and an art contest! Please read this blog update from our Kickstarter page below....
***please note! Unless specified, the casting calls are looking for anyone who considers themselves a brony whether they are male OR female!!***
We are the 7th most funded film of all time on Kickstarter. We are climbing to the top with 6 days to go. Thank you everyone!
So what's the next goal? International. Once we get to $270k, we'll be adding a big trip to the itinerary. We'll film at the Galacon Convention in Stuttgart,
UPDATE - THANK YOU!***UPDATE*** The auction is complete and the sketches raised over $18,000 for the Adams family!!! I am humbled and inspired by your generosity. Go Bronies!!!!!UPDATE - THANK YOU! in Personal More Like This
***UPDATE*** check out the auction here!
This Thursday, April 5, Bento Box will be hosting a silent art auction at the Animation Guild in Burbank CA to benefit storyboard artist Joey Adams and his family. I do not yet have the pleasure of knowing Joey, but the Los Angeles animation community is really rallying around him and his family's current crisis trying to save the life of one of their little boys--- only a couple years after tragically losing their 16-month-old daughter to a similar condition. (You can read about Joey's story
Quickie update-- thanks and apologiesHey all---- I thought I'd come up for air for a few seconds to give a quick update.Quickie update-- thanks and apologies in Personal More Like This
I've been seeing lots of comments asking about why I don't answer messages or post more art. I want to offer my apologies. I just get so, so many notes, and my work is especially demanding these days. To top it all off, the last 6 months have been kind of rough for me personally and the combination of all these elements just means I don't have the time to answer.
Still, I want to thank every one for the constant supply of kind words, inspiring stories and compliments. I do get to read most of your notes (I think--- I hope!!) and the vast majority are so thoughtful. And with the kind of year I've had, it really lifts my spirits.
I'm hoping that by the end of the year, maybe during Thanksgiving or Christmas break, I'll be able to put together an FAQ. Lots of people ask for advice on how to get into animation, and I plan on answering that on
Here comes Wander Over Yonder!Some of you may be wondering what I've been up to since my departure from MLP a couple years ago. Well, among other things, I've been helping my husband, Craig McCracken (the creator of Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), make his new show for Disney Channel: Wander Over Yonder starring Jack McBrayer!Here comes Wander Over Yonder! in Personal More Like This
And now, we can finally tell you just exactly when you can see WOY for the first time: Aug. 16 on the Disney Channel, right after the Phineas and Ferb Mission Marvel special! For a little taste, here's a little promo that aired on Disney Channel just a few days ago... Click me!!!
We do so hope you tune in for some serious super-cartoony silliness.
SBFF now online!DC Nation has posted 3 of the 5 SBFF!! shorts online for your viewing pleasure! If you didn't catch them when they aired on Cartoon Network (*cough*and you're too ethical about copyright to watch them on YouTube *cough*) take a look and let me know what you think. If people like them enough, maybe I'll get to make more!SBFF now online! in Personal More Like This
Make sure you take a moment to vote for your favorite SBFF (Supergirl, Wonder Girl or Batgirl) at the the little poll on the right side of the page.
And while you're at it, enjoy this unused pose from the episode "Grounded." This was from a scene that ended up getting cut. Wonder Girl and Batgirl were almost crushed by the tractor Superman deflected.
Wonder Girl and Batgirl © DC & Warner Bros.
interview with LA WeeklyI am extremely honored to have been interviewed for LA Weekly, and included in their People 2012 issue "People 2012" with the likes of Liz Meriwether and Carrie Fisher and many other fascinating Los Angel-ites. The interview was fun to do, and I'm relieved the photo turned out so nicely.interview with LA Weekly in Personal More Like This
Favorite quote: "Think of the girls," she told herself as she worked on the show. "They need to believe that the stuff they like isn't stupid."
Take a read and enjoy!
20 Features! (9 left!)(I also needed to knock off the Mexico journal. >.>')20 Features! (9 left!) in Personal More Like This
I commented from :iconsai-the-foreteller: (and from :iconyolly-anda:, but there was never a chance. lD)
1. For each of the 20 first people commenting on this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!
2. If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
1.) :iconsai-the-foreteller: -
2.) :iconpat-patriksson: -
3.) :iconfelidaek: -
4.) :iconstormiday: - Chain Icon with Khloe by StormiDay ::BGL:: That Awkward Moment... by StormiDay
5.) :iconfeanixflame: - blue bolt by feanixflame Smile!! by feanixflame more ponies by feanixflame
6.) :iconelysiumHF: - Cloudy Sunset 3 by elysiumHF Cloudy Sunset 1 by elysiumHF Birds of a Feather by elysiumHF
7.) :iconcyfrostan: - tiff and xander sketch by cyfrostan :thumb20
One Year AgoA little more than a year ago I was searching Equestria Daily for the usual posts that I enjoyed: music, art, comics, etc. Several mornings before school, I would listen to MPC songs like Cupcakes and the Theme Song. I don't remember if it was the day before or today, but I discovered that a new MPC was out. The song was So Many Wonders (seen above) and I was singing on the first play. I thought to myself, "Wow, this guy is really great! I've never heard MPC play so well before!" So I clicked the subscription button and, since I did this back then regardless if we became friends or not, I added the user to my friends list.One Year Ago in Personal More Like This
One year ago today, I received this message:
Hi there, fellow pony fan, pleased to meet you. So glad you enjoy the MPC pony songs! If you have a song to request, let me know; I'll have free time in the summer to keep making more.
Either way, thanks!
Now, normally I had been too lazy to mes
Nice and BreezyIt's fairly windy out today so it feels colder than it should in May. However by next week we'll be in the 90s (that's in Fahrenheit so don't freak out my Celsius using friends) so I'm appreciating the breeze. Thing is we need more rain or you'll see California on fire a lot. It'll probably happen anyways. The hills where I live catch fire at least once a summer and they look really odd black. But it's good for growth ya know? They always turn a brilliant shade of green after those fires.Nice and Breezy in Personal More Like This
Onto the main point of the journal now! Hey everyone! :iconsatoshiwaveplz: It's been a long time since I wrote a journal! I really should fix that, especially since summer is right around the corner! I really can't wait to go to the pool and do all sorts of fun things!
I have a summer class. But no worries! It'll be an art class about some elementary drawing techniques and things. I'm certain that I'm almost over qualified for the class, but it's important for transfer. Plus, it's art. I hav
19 Years and Counting~Hey all! I just wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes and gifts<333 I truly appreciate them all and have smiled brighter each time I've seen them<3 I will try to respond to the comments/artwork within the week to show my appreciation as well! It may take me a while (since I'll want to write meaningful comments other than "cute! " and such) so please bear with me if I haven't commented on it. ^^'19 Years and Counting~ in Personal More Like This
Other than that, I'll continue to add the birthday gifts to a little widget on my page as they come in (since I have been informed that some will be late). Thank you everyone once again<3 You all made my day that much better than it already was<3 :iconsupertighthugplz: I love you all so much! <3 \o/
In other news~
These next two to three weeks will be a little hectic for me. The last few weeks of college has finally come, so final projects and exams will be taking over my time. I may not update with art often during this time. I actually might not be
Five Healer Spots are Open! + Some EncouragementMost of you probably already know about the rp group I'm in :iconthe-golden-butterfly:, and some of you are already in the group. XD Anyways, I figured I should try to get it out there that this AMAZING group is open and people should go check it out. Two Water Tribe and Three Shadow Tribe healer spots are available at this point in time, and the group won't close until those spots are filled. So, go and apply already! \o/Five Healer Spots are Open! + Some Encouragement in Personal More Like This
I also want to be able to submit art to the group again, but can't do so until it's closed. >.w
ContactI do indeed have free internet at my hotel in Canada. ^^ We plan to go shopping soon, and then tomorrow we'll do tours in Vancouver. ^^ Lastly, we'll leave on Saturday, visit the zoo and leave back to Washington to spend the night with my cousins. And FINALLY we drive back home. XD I'll come back online tonight to check some things. Sadly having internet doesn't mean I'll be able to be online a lot. I mean, we're only spending two days here. X3Contact in Personal More Like This
I love you all! -hugs- Have a great day everyone. ^^ <333
Never Leaving or ForsakingWe had an earthquake early this morning at 3:22 AM. It shook the whole house and woke me up from my sleep! I just sat in bed as I felt it shake until it stopped. I couldn't sleep for another hour afterward, and a few of my figures fell down in the process. I've never experienced an earthquake as long as I've lived here, so it was kind of cool yet frightening at the same time. It was also a 6.0! The epicenter was closer to Napa, though, so my area didn't have any noticeable damage.Never Leaving or Forsaking in Personal More Like This
It's that time of the year again! \o/ Hi everyone! The end of August is coming soon and Fall classes are about to start. I'll be busy through the weekdays, but thankfully, I don't have any long classes throughout the day - only on Friday, but even then it's a late night class. However, I won't be as free as I was earlier this year. This is because I got my first job this summer!
If any of you have been to California or know people who live here, you probably have heard about In N Out. I
To Be ThankfulYa know, after being on DA for about 4 years, and continuously getting a few watchers a week, I was starting to wonder why I wasn't becoming more popular. Why, after all this time, I receive the same amount of feedback as I did a year or so ago. With the same number of people favoriting and commenting, but hardly any new faces (except when my art was in drawfriends or groups, mind you).To Be Thankful in Personal More Like This
I started to think....how come, with all these watchers, plus the fact that my artwork was improving immensely since the beginning, I haven't become...
More popular. When others around me were rising above.
Okay, I admit it. I want to be noticed on DA, to have a ton of faves and comments from people who truly truly love my artwork.
But, then I started to reflect.......on who HAS been there for me. Those who have favorited, commented, and loved my artwork. I started to become thankful for those who support me, and that I wouldn't trade the
Win-a-Chibi! Answers! (Plus slight rule change)(2 points) My name: SaraWin-a-Chibi! Answers! (Plus slight rule change) in Personal More Like This
(5 points) My middle name: Danielle
(3 points) My last name: Drumheller
(1 point) My age: 18
(2 points) Did I have a pet?: Yes.
(2 points) If yes, what kind?: He was a huge goldfish named Fishy. u3u
(1 point) What am I allergic to?: Nothing~
(4 points) How much do I weigh?: 131 lbs.
(4 points) How tall am I?: 5' 6" and 1/4"!
(2 points) My dream job is: To be an animator! \o/
(1 point) What religion am I?: Christian.
(1 point) What grade am I in?: College freshman~
(1 point) Who is my love?: :icontekaramity:
(2 points) My eye color: Blue.
(5 points) Name at least four sites I frequent: Okay, there are a lot, and you guys got them all right. XD DA, YouTube, EqD, Facebook, Tumblr, Pokebeach are the most I go though.
(2 points) My birthday: May 5th, 1994
(3 points) The sport I do: Bowling!
(2 points) Where did I have surgery?: In my jaw.
(5 points) Name two of my four classes: Art, Human Geography, Nutrition, and Psychology. owo
(2 points) Something I