What will you do to save the arts?Watch depthRADIUSWhat will you do to save the arts? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What will you do to save the arts?
Foreword by techgnotic
As an artist you need to be aware that something very bad is being brewed. Under cover of corporate and bureaucratic darkness, art as you could know it on the Internet will die. “.ART “ will be lost. You need to carefully read “Save Dot Art” right now—before another battle for the future of art on the Internet is lost.
This plea to the “ICANN” is dense and full of unfamiliar acronyms, but it’s essential
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
365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawings in Art Features More Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
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ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
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:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
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 Lonely Pathby techgnotic/of depthRADIUSThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
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The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
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
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!
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.
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.
It really did feel like the Gala EpisodeYep! I am back home and I am beat for the day. I did have a good time. Got to hug the likes of Seth, Megasweet, WillDrawForFood1, Slugbox, Alex S., Jackle App, Egophiliac, Pixel Kitty, Garret, and many more.It really did feel like the Gala Episode in Personal More Like This
Thank you Purple Tinker and company! You guys rock.
Also thank you everyone who attended the Artists Panel and went to my table. A BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG THANK YOU!!
So... Lauren Faust is coming to the next one... well so am I! Whoooo!!!
I probably be livestreaming Thursday or Friday! Also going to upload the remainder of the Luna Livestream Pics this week.
I'm doing a couple commissions right now, but I will be opening again later in the month. There may be price adjustments. Haven't figured it out yet.
I want to finish North Star Dwells and have the return of the Morning Ponies! (Send me suggestions!)
Just a lot of things to do and my brain is mushed right now.
The Great Luna Valentine's LiveStream 2012THe Great Luna Valentine's Day LiveStreamThe Great Luna Valentine's LiveStream 2012 in Personal More Like This
Day: Feb 14, 2012
Time: 8am-10am(Start) - 12am-1am(End)
Some of you have been hearing about it for awhile. Once again you will be able to request human Luna in my LiveStream. Since it's Valentine's Day/Hearts 'n Hooves Day, we're going for romantic/couple themes. Doesn't have to be, but it's preferred.What can be asked in this stream? You can request human Princess Luna to your hearts content. Oh, and maids since I forbid them in normal streams.
This is the page that usually post the list of requests for the Livestreams. It's run by Quello and you chat with him to add your name and request to the list - http://jjstreaminglist.blogspot.com/
*** Now before you go crazy with your requests, here are some rules you must follow or I won't draw it at all. ***
~ Only ONE request per person.
~ You must provide links for references! Especially for things I don't know anything about.
Who is Gabby Gums!?This was a awesome episode. I laughed/fawned so much at this one. Pacing was excellent. Best CMC episode yet! I believe this is one of my top episodes of the whole seasons. There's one scene that made this episode for me and you can guess what that is.Who is Gabby Gums!? in Personal More Like This
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
BronyCon Posters!Welll there are some BronyCon Posters at http://bronycon.org/store/posters/ One of them is by your's truly! Check it. Support BronyCon!BronyCon Posters! in Personal More Like This
I'm still thinking about what I should sell at BronyCon. I definitely know I will be sketching there. I thinking of sketching on cards, probably use color pencils, etc. There's not much time left, but there will be stuff to give out.
Happy THANKSGIVING!Happy THANKSGIVING! in Personal More Like This
For all of those living in the US of A!
So we give thanks in this of year.
I am thankful for being alive and well!
I am thankful for my family, Patrick L., Josh Lesnick and company at Slipshine, the folks at Keenspot, and all my friends.
I am thankful for Lauren Faust and Studio B for creating this wonderful show called My Little Pony: Friendship.
I am thankful for all the people I met in the MLP: FiM community. You guys know who you are!
Finally I like to thank all of you guys who follow me on DA, Tumblr, etc. I really appreciate it. You guys make everything worth it.
Now time to stuff myself with turkey...
Have a safe Thanksgiving folks!
Help the Bronycon DocumentaryHelp the Bronycon Documentary in Personal More Like This
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
BRONYCON Documentary is COMPLETE!BRONYCON Documentary is COMPLETE! in Personal More Like This
It's finally finished! It's been several months in the making, and took the dedicated efforts of some very passionate people to complete.
For those of you who may not know, Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a documentary (Produced by Michael Brockhoff, Executive Produced by John de Lancie, Tara Strong and myself) that endeavors to enlighten anyone who may be curious about who this unexpected fandom is comprised of, and just exactly why these adults are so passionate about something that was never intended for them.
You can purchase the documentary for download HERE!!!!
A gigantic thanks to all the generous backers who funded the film on Kickstarter. Your enthusiasm and support ensured the film could be held to a very high production standard. Additional thanks to the contributors: the bronies who agreed to be interviewed and/or to share their st
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
MLP rewards for helping animals!Remember last week when I said:MLP rewards for helping animals! in Personal More Like This
"Very soon - this week, most likely - WLC will be holding an Indiegogo fundraiser for much needed vet equipment for their animals. Tier rewards will be specifically geared towards fans of My Little Pony. I'll be posting about it in the next few days, along with some art I created just for the event." ??
Well, it's up and running! If you are a fan of MLP, or a fan of my art (for either of which, I thank you!!) please take a peek at the campaign and see if their are any tier rewards you may like as a thank-you for a donation!
MLP tier rewards include:
- signed Funko figures of the Mane 6, Derpy and more
- Funko Twilights and Discords signed by none other than Tara Strong and John DeLancie!!
- OOAK pencil drawings of Fluttershy with WLC's animals
- outgoing voice mail from Tara and John
- a party with MLP writers
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
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!
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
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!
DC Nation starts 2morrow- plus watch me on the webDC Nation begins tomorrow morning at 10 am on Cartoon Network! I really encourage everyone to check out ALL the DC Nation shorts. This program from Warner Bros. and DC offered a really great opportunity for artists, giving creators unprecedented freedom to do their own take on these classic characters. It's a refreshing creative agenda and one that really deserves support.DC Nation starts 2morrow- plus watch me on the web in Personal More Like This
And you can see me talking about about it here. I suggest watching both videos, but in case you're short on time, I'm in the second one---- click the bottom thumbnail on the right.
Also, you can read even more about SBFF at io9.com.
If you're able,Tell your mom that you love her. You appreciate her. You care for her.If you're able, in Personal More Like This
I almost lost that privileged today. My mom was in an accident that totaled her car. She managed to escape the wreck with nothing more than a broken toe. (She was hit from the backside). Had it been any harder then she could have suffered worse. She didn't and everyone at home is thankful for that.
(In drawing news, something has a hold of my mind, and I honestly have no good excuse. I should be drawing but I mysteriously am not.)
This. THIS. Read this about sharing ideas.http://www.petershallard.com/why-telling-people-your-goals-is-a-fatal-mistake/This. THIS. Read this about sharing ideas. in Personal More Like This
Somewhere deep down inside a part of me wishes someone told me this years ago.
One of my good friends knows how willing I am to share my next 'great' idea.
AUGH I feel INVIGORATED now.
Just you guys wait ...
READ THIS PART AFTER YOU READ THE ARTICLE
EDIT: I do want to say that you should be careful about holding your ideas in your head. Sometimes we as people are completely incapable of seeing glaring mistakes in our ideas. Every now and again it may not be harmful to share certain parts of ideas with other people and have them examine the idea. It is something I need to think on a bit further with this new revelation.
Crackpot Theory Time: Season 3 FinaleOkay guys and girls and porcupines. Get your conspiracy caps on because it's THEORY TIME.Crackpot Theory Time: Season 3 Finale in Personal More Like This
WHAT TIME IS IT?
THE BASIC THEORY IS: a pretty standard one.
CELESTIA IS AN 'EVIL' MASTERMIND WHO WANTS TO KEEP EQUESTRIA UNDER HER RULE FOREVERR.
(Holy crap I can bold things by hitting ctrl+B. DeviantArt, you're amazing!)
SO THE THEORY finally came after I was listening to this song: http://youtu.be/rumFf8f0bQQ
It got me thinking about season 3's finale and Celestia.
The spell Starswirl started on ... One that seemingly mixed up cutie marks/destinies ...
Seems awful convenient as a spell to stop anyone who might try to abuse the power of the Elements of Harmony right?
A simple mix up would completely eradicate the usefulness of the EoH's current owner(s).
Any new owners that came about could easily be cursed with the same spell. It was something only very powerful magical creatures could cast, so it was safe from the every day unicorn.
What if Celestia actua
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WELL THEN: http://db.tt/Ow7L5mo9
Also hi Reddit.
Some more antics. Paper. Planetside 2. RDJ.Before I say anything, I want to thank everyone for the kind/supporting words in the last journal. You guys rock.Some more antics. Paper. Planetside 2. RDJ. in Personal More Like This
Not really antics but more-over updates!
I'm potentially taking a break from computer drawing. I'm breaking out the pencil, pen, and paper and going to start doing some work there. I figured the best way to get projects out of my head is eliminate the media as a factor altogether. I'll get back to it some time in the future of this I am sure. Right now it just feels right to get back to paper. I'll upload some stuff if I find access to a nice scanner.
On a side note: the computer I built is still running beautifully. Lately I have started to get into the game, "Planetside 2", so if you play that, hit me up on the server Mattherson. I play either under Valcria for the blue dudes, or Dreatos for the purple dudes. I don't know the faction names just yet so I just call them by their main colors. Valcria is my 'main' I
TrotCon 2013 commissions!CLICK ALL DEM' LINKS.TrotCon 2013 commissions! in Personal More Like This
Got some requests for some GREAT stuff at TrotCon 2013. Thanks to everyone who requested one! I had SO MUCH FUN. I will detail all that when I get home. For now, look at the craziness!
Sadly my camera skills aren't the greatest and I also missed one that I did, so the world may never see that one again.
OpenCanvas 4.06E has swatches.ALL THE YEARS WASTED AND I NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS.OpenCanvas 4.06E has swatches. in Personal More Like This
Seriously if this does not go to show how much I don't explore my own programs then I don't know what does.
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.
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
As season two draws to a close...As season two draws to a close... in Personal More Like This
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.
Amy Keating Rogers- Thank YouI just want everyone to know that Amy Keating Rogers is wonderful and awesome in all ways. For those that don't know, she's an amazing writer who has worked on such shows as Powerpuff Girls, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, and Seasons 1 and 2 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.Amy Keating Rogers- Thank You in Personal More Like This
Specifically, she's the writer of The Last Roundup episode and the mother of a developmentally challenged son. I'm not going to waste words, but if you haven't seen her letter to the Brony community, you need to immediately check it out at Equestria Daily and Derpy Hooves dot com.
We love you, Amy! Thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and for simply reaching out to us!
The Secret of Derpy's Success.The Secret of Derpy's Success. in Personal More Like This
Derpy is now pretty officially safe and sound, both at Hasbro and We Love Fine. Just take a look RIGHT HERE, RIGHT HERE, and RIGHT HERE.
Congratulations everyone and thank you for your support over the past several days.
At this point, Hasbro is trying very hard to come up with a policy for dealing with our not-so-little community. The best thing folks can do now is give them some breathing room. So for now, no more calls or emails. Let's have faith they are going to do right by us. Now, more than ever before, the powers-that-be are aware of the size and buying power of our community. I think we're going to see very good things from them in the near fu
The Molestia Thing and Tumblr JusticeThe Molestia Thing and Tumblr Justice in Personal More Like This
Sexual exploitation is no joke, we all understand that. Having volunteered at a rape crisis center, I’ve heard heartbreaking stories and seen lives devastated by rape and sexual assault.
I applaud ANYONE concerned about these issues and willing to help with time and money. BUT trying to take down a tumblr about dirty jokes and ponies doesn’t amount to fuck-all. And sending someone money for a tee-shirt “supporting” taking down a tumblr about dirty jokes and ponies means even less than fuck-all.
If you want to lend assistance to something that matters, visit the websites of these 4-star rated charity organizations dealing with matters of rape, sexual exploitation, and women’s justice. Make a donation, volunteer your time, do something that MATTERS. Don’t be a tumblr warrior, be an actual hero and make a big damn difference.
Of Mice and Mares and Ball PitsSince the joke is in danger of becoming overdone right-quick, there's nothing to be done but add fuel to the fire.Of Mice and Mares and Ball Pits in Personal More Like This
By request, here's an exploitable version of Ye Olde Ball Pit of Sorrows. Put whatever you want inside for fun and $17k profit!
For full effect, yell "Free Palestine!" while photoshopping.
Super fast request!Hi everyone! For any folks heading out to Nightmare Nights next weekend, I have a question that needs answering ASAP!Super fast request! in Personal More Like This
Here is my current lineup of buttons we'll be bringing along. For this convention I've also added Pixel Pizzaz, Sonata Dusk and a new, happy Sunset Shimmer button. What I need from you is feedback on who else needs their own button! I'm mainly thinking Rainbow Rocks, but if there are any other regular-series characters you would be willing to pick up, throw those in as well.
Thanks for your help, and see you next weekend!
See the wild pixelkitties LIVESee the wild pixelkitties LIVE in Personal More Like This
Tonight, quite to my surprise and amazement, I received word from the lovely and overworked PurpleTinker :iconpurpletinker: that I was invited to be a guest of honor at January's BroNYCon super-mega awesome event!
Me! Silly old boring pixelkitties hobnobbing with the likes of Pinkie Pie/Fluttershy voice actress Andrea Libman and the always-brilliant duo of Chef Sandy and Apple Cider from the Bronyville Podcast!
More to the point of my lack of worthiness, I will be hosting a panel with the utterly, completely, and in all ways BRILLIANT :iconjohnjoseco: John Joseco!
I would ask you to pinch me, dear reader, but I'm certain I'm not sleeping because the zombie mutant clowns aren't chasing me through a shifting cyclopean landscape. That can only mean one thing- BroNYCon is REALLY happening on January 7, 2012, and if you can
Season finale thoughts.Season finale?Season finale thoughts. in Personal More Like This
I loved it.
The FiM team is amazing, and I am consistently impressed with the work they do on each episode.
I marvel at the believability they breathe into the world and the characters. From the writing to the music to the animation. Each component is seriously and thoughtfully composed... The emotions of the characters feel genuine, and because the characters take themselves seriously, the viewers connect with them.
Cartoons/animations/comics have immense power... and it makes me so happy to see a cartoon that finally takes that power seriously. Most people dismiss the idea of cartoons being serious, and that is a tragic mistake... Cartoons are symbolic in their expression, and the more "simple" they are, the more symbolic they may become. My Little Pony is the perfect example of this. The designs are simple, but the symbolism is rich with meaning and substance (because the creators care). This is why it is a good show.
Children deserve to be taken serious
New years resolution.I slept through new years.New years resolution. in Personal More Like This
Still sick... But partying isn't exactly my thing. Neither is drinking.
My resolution this year is going to be: to balance myself
Spontaneously, I feel like writing. So here's a story.
In 2011, I was on the right track. On the way to being more centered--I was feeling good and I was accomplishing a lot (mentally and artistically). But then towards the end of the year, things got shitty... I put myself in a bad situation (the kind I didn't know exactly how to respond to)... and as a result things spiraled out of control.
In a nutshell: I lost my sense of self.
January 2012? All the mental [and spiritual] progress I had made up until that point seemingly vanished. I felt like I didn't know myself anymore--I felt as though I had betrayed my self-confidence. Depression inevitably drowned me. My health suffered. I went from 120lb to 109lbs--which made everything worse. Ill body, ill mind...
I disconnected from everything.
Eventually the episod
A pony weekend.A pony weekend. in Personal More Like This
What a weekend! So much pony!
But definitely a success.
Not gonna lie, I was really damn nervous on Friday morning... Had a little bit of an anxiety attack before we left for SeaTac... And I was still really nervous when we got to the hall to set up. I've been working my ponytail off getting ready for this convention for the past five months (drawing, painting, printing, prepping, and everything else in-between). I was scared I was going to mess something up, or forget something important...
But you know what? You pony people are totally awesome--and I felt better in no time at all. Seriously.
So many wonderful and amazing people came by my table! Oh my goodness, it was so unbelievable! And many came with such kind and inspiring words--I have enough inspiration to rocket me to the moon and back! Thank you, thank, thank you!
Here are some highlights:
Everyone kept thinking that the artist ["cosmic unicorn"] was my boyfriend
That Kony thing.Kony needs to be brought to justice. As I'm sure you are all becoming aware of while this video travels the viral circuit.That Kony thing. in Personal More Like This
I'd like to share some observations of mine...
The first being: spending the resources to bring Kony to justice shouldn't be a priority. Why?
Because, in the grand scheme of things, he's just one person. And while one person can commit extremely heinous atrocities and crimes against humanity... There's a bigger picture to think about.
Besides, where do you suppose Kony gets all those weapons? Shouldn't something like that be the bigger priority?
Uganda isn't the pit of despair that it was when Kony was there. Yes, It's a nation recovering from a dark period, a struggling nation; but a nation that is trying to build itself. And that is what the real focus needs to be on --growth and development. That means education, economy, healthcare, infrastructure, and sustainable government.
That doesn't mean: Chasing s
King Sombra.What's all this whining I hear about Sombra not being bad enough? Or getting enough screen time? Or not being developed enough?King Sombra. in Personal More Like This
Calm the fuck down.
He's going to be back. The lack of exposition confirms this.
When Cadance's magic shield sliced off his horn, we saw the severed horn piece act on its own (melting into the ground). Later we saw Sombra repair his horn completely. What has been established? That Sombra can regenerate (his horn anyways).
What happened the last moment we saw Sombra? He got obliterated into shards by the crystal heart magicyness... and we saw his horn (intact) fly away (towards the viewer).
He'll be back.
Besides, the episode wasn't about Sombra. It was about Twilight Sparkle.
What happened at the end? Twilight was allowed to advance in her studies. Celestia and Luna are preparing her for bigger, badder, showdown that has yet to happen.
My guess is that we're going to see a winged Twilight at the end of this season.
A rant.Crossposting this from my tumblr: http://cosmicunicornscribbles.tumblr.com/post/43286218117/fucking-hellA rant. in Personal More Like This
I have a larger soapbox here.
I'm sorry but… people who keep bitching about alicorn/princess Twilight?
Are really goddamn irritating.
All I see is a bunch of whining. SO MUCH WHINING.
"BAWWWW, NOW SHE'S A PRINCESS!"
"BAAAAWW, NOW SHE HAS WINGS!"
"BAAWWW, I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!"
Fuck! Grow up.
My Little Pony was, and always has been, a cartoon made to sell toys. IT'S A GIANT COMMERCIAL. That is the entire reason it exists—GET OVER IT. Nevertheless, the writers do a damn good job working in all of Hasbro's marketing desires.
Besides, it was completely expected. For instance: A decent bit of FiM pulls inspiration from Sailor Moon. Annnnd guess what? Sailor Moon was a princess—who periodically "leveled up" and got things like wings.
Also, princesses are a marketing trend right now—of course Hasbro is going to cash in on that.
My thoughts on the premier.Spoilers ahoy!My thoughts on the premier. in Personal More Like This
Sooo... I absolutely LOVELOVELOVED the premier!
Discord was wonderful. John de Lancie is so hilariously charming, I'm glad they're bringing his character back as the lovable trickster archetype. Basically, he's Q again and I am loving it.
Twilight with her wobbly wings? Adorable. It's good to see that miss smarty-smart hooves has trouble learning something new, but luckily she has Rainbow Dash as her flying coach. She'll be zipping around in no time.
I like that she is having to adjust to her new role as Princess--she's nervous, but ready. While she may be an alicorn and a princess now, she still feels like the Twilight she always was. When her friends, with the best intentions, treat her differently? She feels awkward.
Twilight's transformation added something new to the dynamic of their friendship--at first they all seem a bit confused a
DAMN YOU CAST!Y U STOP ME FROM DRAWING YOU STUPID CAST!?DAMN YOU CAST! in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to rant.
Annabel's SupporterOkay! So you all who watch me know my OC Annabel. She's a witch(The Witch of Servitude) in the amazing and perfect group :iconwitches-vs-hunters:Annabel's Supporter in Personal More Like This
Now, most witches have a supporter-a being that protects the witch, fights for them, basically a permanent bodyguard more or less.
Enyo(:iconRaven9000111 - Nyx: A shapeshifter
Lubelia (:iconMyLittelRosy Thantos-Death
Annabel doesn't have a supporter, but they come in handy, so I was thinking about making one for her.
The only problem is, I don't know what I should do for it.
I asked my friends, and they came up with a few ideas;
-Large monster being 'Jailer'-Male
-Chained up girl
They are good ideas more or less, but I don't know...
I'm up for any suggestions!
My Life is 33% Happy...wait...only 33?! D:[ ] You have a boyfriend/girlfriendMy Life is 33% Happy...wait...only 33?! D: in Personal More Like This
[x] You have your own room.
[x] You own a cell phone.
[ ] You have an ipod/ mp3 player.
[x] Your parents are still married. (not for long. they hate each other almost as much as I hate them.)
[x] You have more than 2 best friends.
[ ] There is a swimming pool in your backyard
[ ] You dress how you want to.
[ ] You hang out with friends more than once a week.
[X] There is a computer/ laptop in your room.
[ ] You have never been beaten up. (MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT. Kinda goes in hand with being involved with gangs I suppose.)
[X] You never cry more than twice a month.
[ ] You are allowed to listen to the music you want to.
[ ] Your room is big enough for you. (I really want to x this cause I feel selfish, but my mother is constantly buying me stuff trying to change my style, and lets face it-i don't have enough storage for all of it. I don't need all this stuff, it's such a waste...)
[ ] People don't use you for something you have.
HAPPINESS!GUYS! I HAVE BIG NEWS!~HAPPINESS! in Personal More Like This
I GOT ACCEPTED TO NYIT!~ (New York Institute of Technology) INTO THE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM!
I GOT A FREAKIN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD! YYYYYeeeEEEEeeEEEeeeEEEEESssSSsSSSSssSSSSSS!~
*running victory laps bitches~*
NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW!
Except maybe this block of only 1 deviation per day for Spectra Saga....:iconsawbplz: BUT I DRAW SO MUCH!
Devious Journal EntryName: AnnieDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
- Single or taken: Single :iconcryforeverplz: I've had offers, but most of the time its a guy who only sees boobs.
- Sex: Female
- Sign: Leo~RAWR~
- Hair color: Blonde
- Eye color: Blue
- Height: 5" 9"
- Are you straight/bisexual/gay?: Bisexual- I GET ALL THE LADIES~
S P E C I F I C S
- What kind of shampoo do you use? O m O...weird question, but I use Dove.
- What are you listening to right now? Of Monsters and Men
- Who is the last pony that called you? FUCK PONIES FUCK BRONIES FUCK THEM ALL.
- How many buddies are online right now? A bunch(on things other than Deviant Art)
F A V O R I T E S
- Animal: HOW CAN I POSSIBLY CHOOSE?! I love tigers, peacocks, and foxes
- Color: Red, black, purple, green.
- Drink: Diet coke (it's an unhealthy addiction)
- Element: Fire- KILL THEM WITH FIRE!
- Food: = w = all food is my friend~ but if I had to choose, it'd be Takoyaki
- Game: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF- I LOVE THEM ALL!
- Movie: I don't really watch a lot of movies...
- Song: ...........
HAHA~ HURTS SO MUCH!~ :'DDDDDSOOO~HAHA~ HURTS SO MUCH!~ :'DDDDD in Personal More Like This
BROKE MY HAND~
It's not THAT bad, it shouldn't take toooooo long to heal up the doc said.
My damn stairs tripped me~
I WANTED to get a photo of my hand, cause it looked really gross(damn typing is taking FOREVER!), but apparently it wasn't appropriate and my mother took my phone.
Due to my causing a SLIGHT disturbance, I am allowed to still draw and whatnot, so FRET NOT!~
I SHALL CONTINUE TO BE AWESOME!~
Answering the Asked QuestionsOkay, so not only on DA, but in real life I'm asked a few questions rather frequently. SO. I decided I might as well answer them. If anyone has a question, now's the time to ask, I'm currently an open book.Answering the Asked Questions in Personal More Like This
Q:Are you really from Japan?
A: Yes, but it's not like I'm Asian or was born there. I moved there at about 3-4 years old only only just moved to the USA last year.
Q:WHy were you in Japan?
A: WHY THE FUCK NOT My dad was in the us Marines, and he was stationed there.
Q: What's your sexuality?
A: Extremely awesome. (Bisexual)
Q: Why do you hate bases?
A: It's not that I actually hate bases, I don't mind them at all really. I could care less if you use one or made one. HOWEVER. What I hate is when people use a base, but don't do a good job on them AT ALL. Someone else did all the work, you might as well try to make it look good.
Q: How old are you
Anly 17. Why do you care?
Q: Any near death experiences?
A: WHY DO YOU CARE?! WHAT COMPELLED YOU TO ASK THAT?! Yes, I've had a few. Most o
I FAIL!I fail so badly at roleplaying! How can you guys stand me? :iconpapmingplz:I FAIL! in Personal More Like This
52 Secrets~first things first people-In reality, I swear a lot. AND I MEAN ALOT. I really try my absolute hardest not to when roleplaying and commenting and whatnot-but in this I allow it a bit. Not as much as I ususually do though.52 Secrets~ in Personal More Like This
If you don't approve of my language, please ignore this~
AND SO IT BEGINS.
1. What is your natural hair colour?
2. Where was your ID pic taken?
well My old one was taken in Colorado when I went to visit my dearest friend.~ (MAH WAIFU!~) I fell asleep on her chair xD
3. What's your middle name?
4. Your current relationship status?
5. Honestly, does your crush like you back?
Well, sure some have in the past, but right now it seems I'm climbing up the wrong tree ya know?
6. What is your current mood?
7. What's the color of your underwear?
:iconohoho-plz: Wouldn't you like to know~?
(black-not lacy or anything though so don't go getting the wrong idea!)
8. What is one thing that makes you happy?
So Sorry... So Here's A Mini-Story :3Hoping you'll forgive my lack of Deviantness, here's a short story about my lovely suitor, AloisSo Sorry... So Here's A Mini-Story :3 in Personal More Like This
Approaching the heavy wooden door, Alois blushed harder and reached for the knocker. He gripped the metal ring and slammed it against the door, jumping when he heard the deep noise caused by it. Almost as if he was expected, not a second to spare, Cecile opened the door excitedly at the pale blonde man standing tall before her. "Alois! Please, do come in," Cecile bowed her head down and allowed Alois to enter her home. "The others shall be arriving soon." Cecile closed the door behind Alois, still smiling just as she had before. "I... was wondering how long until the others should be arriving..." Alois' eyes held a look of worry and fear, but his voice sounded almost comforted, Cecile knew this because of her years dealing with Clarence and Basile's quarrels. "Not for another couple of hours, what's wrong,
Part 3: No Play Makes For A Healthy Boy(First off, I'm sorry for the lack of me here for a week. Internet hates me, I guess xD And, if you speak French, feel free to help anyone who doesn't understand what Basile said xD)Part 3: No Play Makes For A Healthy Boy in Personal More Like This
Cecile awoke with fear already tearing through her. "Where is he?" Her thoughts were jumbled but kept following on one subject. Where was Basile? Cecile hopped up and looked about the shed, seeing things she couldn't last night. Large hammers, anvils, and metal working materials. Scanning the room, her eyes focused on a shadow in a corner, maybe it's him. The shadow moved and revealed to be Basile and his mother arguing. Cecile quickly dove down to hide again and listen to what they were saying. "She's harmless! I'm damn sure she wouldn't even be able to hurt any of us." Basile's voice cracked and Cecile almost giggled, but stopped short when she heard Basile's mother's argument. "She's a gypsy! She'd steal from us and then kill us, it's a wonder she didn't steal everything in the shed la
Part 4 1/2: The FillerOccasionally, I'll put fillers to occupy you guys until I write the next chapterPart 4 1/2: The Filler in Personal More Like This
(This was extremely hard for me to write, I kept stopping and breaking down emotionally, then sucking it up and writing again before I finally had alll of my emotion sucked from me....) I'm doing this cuz it's been in my head for a long while, Neko is of course myself, and this is a completely different story from the one I'm writing now... Basile, Alois, and Malo are in this, but they're from the original time period (1858) How? I don't know. Why? Cuz I can.:icondealwithitplz:
Neko sat alone in the thin forest beside her school, in tears and hiding from a rather large group of kids. "Why do they have to choose me? I'm just a human being like them. They just can't be satisfied can they?" Neko thought, wiping tears away. She saw their 'leader' come towards her. "Leave, please, leave!" Neko thought, closing her eyes and hoping they'd just leave her alone. But, no. The t
Part 1: Introductions Make A Gentleman!(This is LOOOOOOOONG... This is how NekoFox- I mean Cecile and Basile meet, Cecile is about 14 and Basile is maybe 15 or so?)Part 1: Introductions Make A Gentleman! in Personal More Like This
The horse-drawn gypsy caravan shook and lanterns almost flew off the wall. The warm interior made it almost possible to forget the hard rain outside. Two gypsy women were in the caravan, one huddled close to the other. The youngest of the two was the young girl at only the age of fourteen. "Deanne? W-where are we?" the girls weak, straining voice cracked out for her adopting mother. "Hush hush! We will be arriving somewhere I know you'll like, my dear..." Deanne, the gorgeous motherly gypsy whispered to the girl, easing her mind back to sleep. The girl... They had never even named her. Maybe today she will be granted a name? Maybe. "Cecile... Cecile, wake up." Deanne coaxed the girl alive once more and sighed at the sleepy girl's confusion. "Who's 'Cecile?'" she whimpered. Deanne's face turned to a stone-cold strict gaze. "Cecile, is you. This is your name. You
Never Again....I came home, crying and full of shame. Throwing my things down I ran up the stairs and fell to the ground. Alois walked past at first, but hurried to my side. He pet me and held my hand, he tried to reassure me everything was going to be fine. "Hush now. It's all right..." He whispered to me. Nothing worked. I still sobbed and whimpered in a corner. I broke away from him, running downstairs before sliding under a table. "Come back! Please, come back!" I heard Alois cry. My foot slipped and I kicked something. "Is that you I hear?" He sounded so worried. But why? I'm simply in a bad mood, what could he be trying to get me back so desperately for? Alois gave up, I knew from the sigh and "Why did this happen?" he let out. I crawled out from under the table only to run face-first into Malo. "Bonjour~" Malo chirped and smiled at me. I ran from him too. I shut the pantry door quietly, peeking out through a small crack in the door. Malo wandered a bit, singing "Hide and seek, hide and seek!"Never Again.... in Personal More Like This
Part 5: All Or Nothing(Yes, I skipped ahead a few years... The year is 1858, story advanced by 8 years, making Basile 23, Alois, Neko, and Malo 22...)Part 5: All Or Nothing in Personal More Like This
Snowing and cold, Cecile stepped outside for just a moment before sighing and walking back inside. She longed for Russia, the place she grew up and loved. So much would have changed, of course, but at least she'd be able to fit in. Sure, Basile taught her French, but she still had the accent that would never leave her. That was the last bit of her Russian pride she had, considering she hadn't been to Russia for almost nine years... Basile groggily stumbled out of their room and saw Cecile looking outside at the falling snow covering the house. "I already who what's wrong. You miss being in Russia, don't you?" Basile asked with a worried look coming over him. "Listen, I'm sorry you found me first when she left you here, I'm sorry that this isn't the life you wanted, and I'm sorry I'm probably not the guy you'd want to have to go to sleep beside every night, bu
AloneAlone, by myself, running through my thoughts at a never-ending pace. If only I could have some one around me to share these with. Sure, I have some people on DeviantArt, but it'll never be the same as if I had some one like them in real life. Basile would take care of the problems of my school torture, but I need a real person to help me overcome being unaccepted in the real world. Alois would listen to me for hours still wanting to hear more, but I need a real person to smile legitimately and ask how my day was, how my life is. Malo would keep me entertained for as long as I needed, but I need a real person to laugh with, to joke about things, even to joke with each other. I'm greedy, I know. I don't even deserve the fictional love I get, I know. But, fictional just doesn't seem to cut it anymore. I feel like I'm draining of life a bit. I need no friends though, I'm sure they'd just laugh and shun me like everyone else. Ah, well... Monophobia should be setting in soon, so I bid you fAlone in Personal More Like This
Part 4: All's Fair In Love And War(Warning right now, as if you couldn't guess, Basile is a potty mouth xD And I may spell things wrong )Part 4: All's Fair In Love And War in Personal More Like This
Alois kissed Cecile's neck and then backed away to gauge her reaction. She was blushing harder than she ever knew she could and her eyes glowed the most extravagant of ways. "I'm sorry, I just have no control over myself around beautiful women, such as yourself. Now, seeing as Hazel, or whatever his name was, and I both have stated our last names, might we know yours?" Basile was ready to just grab a hammer and see how long it takes for a sweet-talker to lose the ability to talk. "Basile." He muttered in an utmost angry voice. "I'm sorry, what?" Alois turned to Basile, allowing Cecile a moment of nervous thinking. "My name. It's not Hazel, it's Basile. And I don't exactly think Cecile enjoys you bombarding into her damn life and scaring the hell out of her. Why don't you get the f**k away from her." Basile stood towering over Alois and watching him nervously shake. "B-because I do
Part 2: A Father's Love(Just so you know, Cecile and NekoFox are the same person, NekoFox when human bleeds rainbow, which is healing. OBVIOUSLY IT SMELLS GOOD )Part 2: A Father's Love in Personal More Like This
Basile's father swung his large hand at Basile's face as hard as he could, making Basile cry out in pain and fall to the ground (all the way across the shed, but the shed is kinda small). Cecile wanted to help Basile, but she didn't know what would happen. So, she just watched from behind the boxes, tears flooded her eyes after she had to watch poor Basile get beaten, making her eyes a dark, muddy color. "You know the rules I set for you, don't you?" Basile's father had such a dark, booming voice.
"Y-yes, sir. I do, sir." Basile muttered out holding the side of his face in pain. Basile's father didn't like the answer and kicked him before he left. Basile's father slammed the shed door and did something else, neither of the two could tell what, but they were sure he wouldn't be back for a while. Cecile nervously popped her head out from behind
The Derpy Issue Part 3Seems like I need to clarify a couple things for people. If you don't know what the hullabaloo is all about, please read through the next couple paragraphs. If you're already caught up to the situation please skip to the second half.The Derpy Issue Part 3 in Personal More Like This
In the first season of Friendship is Magic, an animation mistake rendered a background pony with "derpy" eyes. The producers thought it was cute and left it in, occasionally sticking the pony in various scenes. While many people liked calling her Ditzy Doo (based on a remark made in Winter Round Up), the general internet population started calling her Derpy Hooves. Derpy became such a huge phenomenon online that the producers decided to include her in more episodes for Season 2. In Season 2 she started appearing more up close and doing strange things in the backgrounds, making for a fun game of "where's waldo" for the fans. The capper to all this was when Derpy got a speaking role in an episode and was referred to AS Derpy by Rainbow
Mitt Romney and BroniesMITT: A Netflix ReviewMitt Romney and Bronies in Personal More Like This
In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new Netflix made documentary about Mitt Romney that’s becoming popular. It’s touted as being a documentary that shows “the true Mitt” by using intimate behind the scenes footage from during his campaign.
Unfortunately what hinders the movie is it’s complete detachment from Mitt Romney’s political agenda in favor of showing how much his family loves him and vice versa. Look, you don’t need to convince me that Mitt Romney was probably a stand up dad and husband. What you need to convince me is that Romney’s political beliefs weren’t actually DAMAGING to our country, and that’s entirely left out of this documentary.
So I have a hard time feeling sympathy for the man as he’s crushed by Obama in the election because I remember what his policies were and how awful they would have been for our country had he been elected. There is o
Battleship (the movie)I didn't get to see Battleship in theaters, but I heard all the aftermath of it. The endless memes making fun of the fact they shoehorned in Aliens, the criticism that the aliens were just weird looking humans, the fact that it's based on a board game... I heard all of that before I saw the movie, and I anticipated that I was gonna hate it.Battleship (the movie) in Personal More Like This
But you know what? It's actually a lot of fun. The action is intense, the special effects are top notch, the acting isn't too corny or eye-rolling, and it pretty much delivers on everything that you'd expect a board game inspired movie would feature.
What I liked most was how the special effects were actually on display. It wasn't like Transformers where you can never tell what the eff is going on. While there are some odd camera zooms during the action, the action itself is always framed in such a way that you can tell what's going on at all times. I like action movies like that. I hate action movies that utilize shaky cams and rapid cutting to giv
Merry Christmas Zelda TIMELINE!Nintendo is celebrating Zelda's 25 year anniversary by releasing a Zelda encyclopedia/art book in Japan. From early reports and translations there's something rather unexpected in there... the much sought after Zelda Timeline.Merry Christmas Zelda TIMELINE! in Personal More Like This
Trying to figure out the Zelda timeline has been a geek pastime for decades, and it's only been made more desirable thanks to Nintendo releasing cryptic responses of both "yes we have one" to "no we don't" over the years. With the caveat that this might all be bunk because it's too early to tell just yet, here is how Nintendo sees the Zelda timeline: http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1215301p1.html
First up you need to understand one thing... there IS a split in the timeline thanks to Ocarina of Time. Yes the split timeline theory IS correct... sort of. What you probably didn't know is that the split isn't into two alternate timelines resulting from the different endings... but actually THREE timelines. Let me explain...
In chronological order:
Derpy Hooves vs HasbroSo it has come to my attention that recently Hasbro has (possibly?) ordered a cease and desist letter to WeLoveFine.com for selling Derpy Hooves related T-shirts. This, coupled with the mysterious disappearance of the episode "The Last Roundup" (which is the one where Derpy talks) from iTunes has gotten fans freaked out and panicky. The general belief is that Hasbro wants to stop the cannoning of internet named Derpy from the MLP series due to the backlash of people getting angry for them for doing so in the first place. Petitions are going up ( http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studiosthe-hub-do-not-change-derpys-name ) and blogs are being posted and everyone's going nuts over this.Derpy Hooves vs Hasbro in Personal More Like This
Here's my two cents:
From browsing around WeLoveFine.com I could see a number of deviantart images being used for T-shirts. Specifically My Little Pony related. Now It's very unlikely that the artists or the website got permission to sell these T-shirts, and whether you like it or not, selling merchan
Edd Gould passed away.Edd Gould, an internet animator responsible for many shorts you've probably seen on youtube, passed away on March 25th. For a long time he had been battling cancer, and unfortunately the cancer ultimately won. Please take a moment and look through his collection of videos and leave comments wishing "Edd's World" the best in going forward without him. http://www.youtube.com/user/eddsworld/videosEdd Gould passed away. in Personal More Like This
Hot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?Changed User AgreementsHot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe? in Personal More Like This
You know what I hate about companies? The fact that they can, effectively, take their user agreements and update them without your consent. Thus changing the rules to something you’ve already signed long long ago. I signed up for DA 10 years ago but I’ve never once been asked to agree to the frequently new Terms of Service Agreements they keep updating.
Recently it’s been called to our attention that now DA can license your work, even fanart, off to other companies for a profit. DA gets licensing money, the product makers get money off the merch they sell... but the artist gets nothing. Worse yet, DA doesn’t even need to ask you for permission to do so.
This recently came to our attention in a big way when DA user :iconrismo: discovered that his Adventure Time fanart was being sold on Hot Topic without his knowledge. http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Adventure+Time+In+The+Rain+T-Shirt-10171581.jsp
GG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGaijin Goombah is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A ResponseGG is TIRED of Samus Complaints: A Response in Personal More Like This
Someone linked me this video after seeing my Fashion Savvy Samus comic, and it quickly became apparent that a LOT of people defending Samus’s god-awful rocket boots were using THIS as their basis for argument. So, since this is the internet, I’m gonna respond to this video interjecting whenever I hear something I agree or disagree with.
1. I agree that we should separate Other M Samus from the rest of cannon based on the fact that it was conceived over a retcon of the character.
2. I agree that a lot of the hatred for Other M Samus came from her BADLY localized English translation and voice acting. I’ve stated many times that if the game had been left in Japanese with English subtitles, I sincerely doubt as many people would’ve had a problem with her “monologuing” than they do with the English version.
3. I do not agree that you should be “offended” that mal