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
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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."
$30 Commissions -OPEN-Well, it's been about 6 months so... I'm gonna start accepting commissions again.$30 Commissions -OPEN- in Personal More Like This
I don't generally do commissions very often because I'm pretty bad at mailing things and replying to e-mails... So I'm gonna try to streamline this process to make it easier for all of us. Sound good? Please read the rules carefully below. They're pretty basic stuff, and I've included a template at the bottom to make the process even simpler.
***RULES PLEASE READ***
1) Price: Flat rate of $30 per page. I'm at liberty to add an additional $5-$10 if I feel the work is more ambitious than the flat rate. For example, don't expect to commission me to draw all 600+ pokemon for $30, that's just silly. We'll discuss prices more in e-mails if it comes up, but for the most part $30 should cover just about everything.
2) No fetish stuff.
3) I'm only going to accept digital commissions. I'm absolutely awful at sending original artwork through the mail, and I don't want to keep people waiting for their work. Wh
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash! in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
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
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
Is the Console War Over Before It Began?At the risk of perpetuating the stereotype of being a blatant Nintendo fanboy, I have to say that out of the 3 console systems coming out, it's only Nintendo's which actually seems to have a sort of purpose to it. Let me try to explain..Is the Console War Over Before It Began? in Personal More Like This
The latest details for the Xbox One show that pretty much every aspect of gaming culture that we hate has been incorporated into it. Needing to check in every 24 hours to make sure you've legally bought a game? Check. Not able to bring games over to a friend's house unless your friend ALSO buys the game? Check. Forcing game stores to sign an agreement to pay Microsoft a large percentage of the used sale fee? Check. More motion controls? Check. Inability to let independent-developers make games on their system? Check. Not backwards compatible? Check. Stronger emphasis on watching TV and movies than playing games? Check. Seriously, this is like a check list of all the worse possible things to include in a gaming console.
By that account, the PS4 is doing
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
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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
Trouble at DCDC is having a hard week. Aside from the baffling backlash against Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, two other incidents happened which has pissed off a LOT of people. Here's a quick summary of each.Trouble at DC in Personal More Like This
Harley Quinn Contest
In case you haven't heard yet, DC is holding a contest to hire fresh young artists to help work on the new Harley Quinn series. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151 This is fantastic news for a lot of artists, as "breaking in" to the big comic book companies can be extraordinarily difficult to do and this helps level the playing field. However, the way they've chosen to hold the contest is to have everyone submit 4 illustrations based on 4 separate scripts... all of which depict Harley Quinn as suicidal and trying to kill herself "comically."
Now first off, I get the fact that Harley Quinn is part of the "Suicide Squad," and that these illustrations are likely poking fun at that. However I feel that fact falls on it's face since the term "Suicide Squa
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
the cutteri was at an event recently, and as the occasion warranted, there were quite a few (older) rock musicians in attendance..the cutter in Personal More Like This
I was talking to one, an englishman in his sixties, who had spent decades on the road drumming for various metal bands.
He was quite tipsy. I am not a smoker, but we were having a smoke together and chatting about music. Everyone at the event had gotten quite drunk (well, not me, I don't drink), and at a certain buzz level everyone had to go smoke. I wanted to hang with all the drunk European smokers and young kids.
As we were talking his daughter came over. She was overweight, and wearing a short clingy dress that left nothing to the imagination.
She wanted to know where they were sitting for the event. Well, Dad couldn't find the card. He was shoveling through all the pockets in his well-worn coat, and she offered to help. I offered to hold his beer.
So there I was, standing witness to this rather personal, intimate father/daughter moment.
As she was going through
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
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!
Turning it off.I just shut everything down in my studio.Turning it off. in Personal More Like This
Flying to Seattle for the Everfree NW thingy today. I am nervous. I am not like Tara and Daniel, masters of charm and public grace.
It is always so...unsettling to turn everything off and leave my cave.
I am a troglodyte, and sometimes I work so long and hard that I don't want to leave my studio. It's safe in here. It's my sanctuary. Leaving it exposes me to, uh.
Oh. Well. Let's. Go. Do. This.
Gonna go watch the sun come up.
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.
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gotta get it right no matter what.
it's a personal thing.
i need to get through it, look at it and know that I feel it is right.
no getting lazy.
no letting things slide.
it's about "I am good with this."
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
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
The AvengersThe Avengers in Personal More Like This
Today my brain has been all FALLOUT! AVENGERS! PONIES! EAT THAT BAGEL! EAT ALL THE BAGELS! AVENGERS!
My brain is a loudmouthed jerk.
11,000 Watchers THANK YOU HOLY CRAP11,000 Watchers THANK YOU HOLY CRAP in Personal More Like This
What the hell am I doing?!?
Two years ago I decided to enter a few giveaways on Ponychan and draw some OCs and requests.
Make no mistake, these were terrible. Pretty much the artistic equivilent of being kicked in the pancreas while simultaneously drinking bathwater and watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Still, when I needed a place to upload them to the internet, I never imagined my several-year-old and woefully empty DA account would have ten followers, to say nothing of 11,000.
I may not understand it, but that doesn't change the fact I deeply, humbly appreciate it. Every follower, every one of you took the time to look at my pictures and saw something they liked enough to watch me. Thank you SO MUCH. I hope I always live up to your expectations and do things that you find funny, compelling, enjoyable, or at the very least weird enough to pique your interest.
For my part I
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
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.
Holy Celestia on a Segway!New Buttons! Look at them shine! So shiny! Also, they totally offer protection against zombies and bears!*Holy Celestia on a Segway! in Personal More Like This
*Offers no actual protection against bears.
Beer Horse ManifestoBeer Horse Manifesto in Personal More Like This
In truth, I have no idea what Book Horse does or does not support. Is she in favor of capital gains? Does the Treaty of Versailles expand upon the definition of freedom of religion? What is her stand on prohibition or the taxation of Irish immigrants as proposed by the Know-Nothing Party in 1856? Who knows? Obviously not the Know-Nothings, it’s right there in the name.
All I know is what Beer Horse thinks. And what she thinks is that she’s happiest when focused on the fan part of fandom.
I don’t have time, inclination or the patience to tell other people what to do or how to live their lives. Policing my own self is a full time job I don’t want to be anyone else’s moral gendarme. All I want is to be a good person and treat others with the same respect, understanding and kindness that I want to be treated with.
I don’t deal in stereotypes or broad generalizations or beating people over the head with the
THANK YOU Sam Vincent and DHX!!!!All the VAs I've had the pleasure and honor of making art for have been incredibly sweet to me, sending me lots of gifts and swag over the past year. But Saturday, when I opened my occasionally-hornet infested mailbox (Seriously, it's like the hard mode version of checking the mail,) I had the most incredible present in the history of pony waiting for me!THANK YOU Sam Vincent and DHX!!!! in Personal More Like This
Oh, and bees. But really, let's just focus on the non-stinging, awesome gift part of this story:
What you see here are three posters signed by the entire cast and crew of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! The unbelievably wonderful Sam Vincent, my best friend forever and ever and ever and voice of Flim of the Flim Flam Brothers managed to get me every signature of just about every person on the My Little Pony team through a combination of persistence and- I suspect- no small amount of cornering people and shoving a sharpie into their hand. Threats and/or bribe
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EQG is like Elseworlds. Sure sometimes Batman is a cowboy vampire pirate, but not really.
If you really fall in love with Gay Vampire Pirate Cowboy Batman, its okay. You can write fanfic, draw fanart, cosplay, and tell yourself (and anyone who will listen) that somewhere out in Universe 683492 Apple, Batman is swinging from a bonaventure mizzen with a stetson and a Winchester rifle, drinking the blood of brooding young men with pouty lips and exceptionally smooth legs.
If you hate Vampire Cowboy Robot Mormon Batman you can pretend it never happen and stick to the regular comics series where he's just a time traveling caveman.
Trotcon Episode I- The Phantom Menace II SocietyAfter fate has conspired to make me miss out two conventions this year (Boo!) I'm ready to get this pony train rolling! Next weekend is Trotcon in Columbus, OH, absolutely one of the best and longest-running MLP conventions. I will be there for the third year in a row with stuff and things and maybe even whatnot!Trotcon Episode I- The Phantom Menace II Society in Personal More Like This
Will Trotcon be awesome? No doubt! Will there be action, adventure, drama (with a small d) and fun? Totally! Will Prince Oberyn completely recover and make a surprise return on the Season Finale of Game of Thrones? That seems unlikely without some serious healing magic and possibly a bucket.
Hopefully you'll be attending and we'll get to hang out and swap stories of life on the great Equestrian Trail.
Over the next few days I'll be posting pictures of some of the junk I'll have taking up space in the vendor room! First, he
Vote, AMERICA!If you're able to vote! Please do so!!! I was tempted to write Princess Celestia and Luna for President and VPVote, AMERICA! 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
EQLA 2013 a Success!Thanks to Karen and the staff of EQLA for a wonderful con! You guys are awesome!EQLA 2013 a Success! in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who came to the table, bought prints, buttons, commissions, took photos with, etc. You guys really rock.
Everything sold out except for Pinkie Pie... is it because of Too Many Pinkie Pies? Also Wet Mane Luna sold out the quickest. I should have printed more.
I will try to finish up the latest Friday Request pics this week.
Right now it's just a day or R & R
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
MLP:FiM S4 EP 1 and 2I must say, it's good to see new episodes again. After S3, I set my expectations from very low to none. I'm impressed with this! Got to see some very awesome events! More showing of the Royal Sisters is good. I expect good things from this season. Holy Elements of Harmony, Celestia!MLP:FiM S4 EP 1 and 2 in Personal More Like This
Happy for a new addition to the intro!
8th Request Friday Winners!Congrats to these guys! I don't know when I'll get around to it, but it'll be soon.8th Request Friday Winners! in Personal More Like This
:iconPrinzNero: Zecora the Princess of Voodoo C:
:iconDolphinBuster: Fluttershy alicorn all Princess'd up, freaking out.
:iconRahze8: If Rarity was an alicorn...with all the beauty of the world
:iconLhasaApso: Courage the Cowardly Dog becoming super strong and super brave. Muriel is proud of him, while Eustace looks astonished at his not-so-stupid dog.
There also a lot of requests for Derpy and Raindbow Dash alicorns! So they'll be bonus pics.
6th Request Fridays Winners!Sorry about the tardiness. Bad stomach and video games. Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2 just came out!!!!6th Request Fridays Winners! in Personal More Like This
Congrats to these three!
:iconAnonJ31: Fluttershy bandaging a tree after Applejack bucks it.
:iconNguyenTranLoc: giving an upset Scootaloo comfort and maybe a little advice on some basic flying (since Rainbow Dash was too busy for a promised lesson or something like that).
:iconthebejango: Sunny Funny from Parappa the rapper trying to cheer Parappa up with a picnic after failing one of his raps
Pricing for Brony Con...This is what I decided for pricing for my stuff at Brony Con.Pricing for Brony Con... in Personal More Like This
$2 per button. Buttons are limited. Once they're gone, they're gone for this con. I can always make more when I come back. Some people are already reserving whole sets. Only 1560 for this con. Prints will come with protective plastics
$15 per print. I believe I will only have 4-5 different prints available. Here's the thing Buy a print and get a free sketch! 100 Twilightlicious posters made for this con.
$40-70 for the Vinyl Scratch and Princess Luna traditional art pieces. I might do some other colored pieces if people are willing to pay.
See you guys there at BOOTH #317
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
Been Back...It's not every day Fluttershy says you're a good artist.Been Back... in Personal More Like This
Personally I had a blast there at EFNW!
Anyways! Gamer Luna and Chrysalis prints all sold out. Normal Luna on the clouds also sold out. Never underestimate the Princess of the Night!
Thank you to all those who came to the table to talk, take photos, have things signed. I thank you from the bottom of my art. There are some who haven't picked up their commissions!
Expect a Request Friday this week and more Morning Ponies soon!
The work is never done!
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
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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
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
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
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.
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
more SBFFFrom this week's TV Guide:more SBFF in Personal More Like This
Saturday mornings are super again. Harkening back to the glory days the 1970s and '80s when kids got their weekends going with Super Friends and School House Rock, Cartoon Network is launching DC Nation, a programming block that showcases the heroes of the DC Comics library. Anchoring the hour will be the CGI show Green Lantern: The Animated Series (10am/9c) and the continuation of the first season of Young Justice (10:30am/9:30c). Scattered Throughout the hour are animated shorts and interstitials with news and vignettes from around the DC universe.
Though some of the shorts feature big names like Superman and Batman, many will put the spotlight on "characters we've always wanted to see animated, but that might not be able to support a whole series," says Peter Giardi, senior vice president at Warner Bros. Animation, which is coordinating the block. Among the second-tier characters featured are Black Lightenin
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
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!
Join me for wildlife fundraiser in LA!If you're going to be in or around Los Angeles next weekend (Sat. Oct. 13) please join me and animation voice actors Tara Strong and Tom Kenny for the Wildlife Learning Center's SAFARI SOCIAL FUNDRAISER! Meet a two-toed sloth! Feed a porcupine! Hold a Tawny Owl!Join me for wildlife fundraiser in LA! in Personal More Like This
PET ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wildlife Learning Center is a small, fantastic zoo in Sylmar, CA. They care for a menagerie of exotic animals and train them as ambassadors to help educate the public about wildlife preservation. Many of their animals are rescues from pet owners who kept them illegally, or rescues from the wild where various injuries would make their survival impossible. The fundraiser is being held to raise money for the animals' care.
What's extra special about Wildlife Learning Center
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!
Odyssey Into 2012: Engage Wonderment Update!Attention all Odyssey "Tokyo Zephyr" Participants! Your opportunity to be a published artist as a part of "Tokyo Zephyr" is here. "Tokyo Zephyr" (yes, that will be the "Odyssey" book's name!) is coming closer and closer to publication! (The chosen charity for all proceeds to rain upon will be UNICEF.)Odyssey Into 2012: Engage Wonderment Update! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Apr 18, 2012, 7:30 PM
Engage Wonderment: Update!
Attention all Odyssey “Tokyo Zephyr” Participants!
Your opportunity to be a published artist as a part of “Tokyo Zephyr” is here. “Tokyo Zephyr” (yes, that will be the “Odyssey” book’s name!) is coming closer and closer to publication! (The chosen charity for all proceeds to rain upon will be UNICEF.)
We are now encouraging submissions for:
Illustrations for Chapter 7 & Chapter 8 covers;
Three (3) poem
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by Yuujakumi
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 2012 in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
: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
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship in DeviantART Announcements 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
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
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
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
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack. in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
RIP Ray Harryhausen.http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55012302/ray-harryhausen-diesRIP Ray Harryhausen. in Personal More Like This
Your creations scared the living sh*t out of me as a kid.
Loved you for it!
Evil Dead RemakeIf an original film has a splendid core concept, but a budget too low or a director too inept to do it justice, I don't mind a remake. I'll applaud it.Evil Dead Remake in Personal More Like This
The most toxic remake thus far has been "Total Recall", which was terrible simply because it used the original as a crutch at more than a few points and, despite having a massive budget and 20 years of technological advancement on the original: felt less exciting and epic.
Closer to the book, sure, but just not as much fun.
And now they've turned their gaze upon "Evil Dead".
Now, I'm not going to try and defend the original Evil Dead, because it's not actually that great a film. This is proven with "Evil Dead 2", in which the entirety of the preceding movie's plot and purpose is successfully reduced to an opening act. Something that wouldn't have been possible were the movie, y'know; good.
"Evil Dead 2" is awesome. It's called a "cult classic" for a reason, and, in my eyes, should have rendered the whole franchise "sacred", meaning you
Lara's Adventure on QTE Island.For how many more years am I going to have to put up with new titles pretending that: a cutscene, which you have to watch again and again if you don't press a button at the right time, constitutes as "gameplay"?Lara's Adventure on QTE Island. in Personal More Like This
It never has and never will.
It doesn't make a game more cinematic. It doesn't add a sense of thrill. It simply makes viewers (I can't call them "players", as that would imply they are actually permitted to DO something) dread cutscenes, because they have no idea if they're going to be allowed to enjoy them or if they're going to have to watch them 5 times in a row because they fail to hit the random sequence of buttons indicated on the screen.
A game is thrilling ONLY when the player uses the control scheme effectively within the game environment. If the game needs to take control away from the player and lead them by the nose through a cutscene, it's been lazily constructed and as a result: isn't fun.
If you are a games designer and you have proposed a Quick Time
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie? in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Modern games are crap.They're beautiful things. Crafted by numerous artists and fanatical designers, they present glorious and wonderful worlds for us to explore.Modern games are crap. in Personal More Like This
I sink hours of my time into them, so I can say with a degree of authority: modern games are complete and utter manure.
Because they're never finished.
In the race to get them out the door, and thanks in total to broadband connections, they are buggy and full of holes.
You never get a complete game for the huge sum of money you're expected to pay for them.
Case in point: Borderlands 2.
I've just encountered a bug that renders a mission impossible to complete (The "Get to know Jack" mission), meaning I won't be able to fully complete the game ..not that I could anyway, because the game I own isn't actually finished.
When was the last time any of us bought a title that didn't contain huge chunks missing, held back for the sake of DLC?
Well, I didn't buy any for Borderlands (so I've no idea who the f**k Moxxi is or why I should give
X-Botch OneAfter recent polls that said sh*tloads (an actual unit of measurement) of people were going to by a PS4 and only the mums of M$ employees were going to buy the VCR shaped Xbox One, Microsoft crapped itself and ditched its plans to charge for use of second-hand games and the requirement for the machine to be kept online, beyond an initial, one-time system set-up.X-Botch One in Personal More Like This
M$ are, naturally, trying to pat themselves on the back for this U-Turn, and some people are actually praising them for "listening to consumers".
No. Just, no.
You don't get to pat yourself on the back for having so much money that you can buy your way out of a complete and utter cluster-f**k. You only get to do that when you use common f**king sense and get it right first time. You spend enough bloody money it! There's no excuse!
I'm still at a loss as to which console I want to invest in. It's going to be one or the other
Infinite B.S.Well, my favourite aspect of Bioshock Infinite so far* is that it keeps up the series tradition of never returning you to the game where you left it.Infinite B.S. in Personal More Like This
In most other titles, you press "continue" on the main menu and you're taken back to where you logged off, or, at the very least, in that general area. Not so with the Bioshock games. Nooo. None of that player-friendly nonsense here. And "Infinite B.S." takes it one step further and sometimes doesn't even record chapters you've passed through, thus forcing you to replay them again! Yes, that "Autosave" logo is clearly just decorative.
They've also kindly removed the ability to manually save, just to keep you in that perpetual state of uncertainty as to whether or not you're going to have to repeat everything you've just done when you next return to the game. Because, of course, being forced to replay the same section of story twice, or three times in a row just makes the game so much more memorable, doesn't it?
*post a spoiler and I will
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
You know what your D'n'D game needs? Penguins.A little something a talented cohort of mine has been working on: http://www.pureevilminiatures.com/realm-of-lorcraft.htmlYou know what your D'n'D game needs? Penguins. in Personal More Like This
Ever since "Lorcraft" cropped up in Sequential Art, I've been working on an RPG system for an actual, pen-and-paper Lorcraft game and have a few really good ideas that should (in theory) work.
It's a ways off yet, though. It's the kind of thing that'll need some serious playtesting, and I have a zillion other projects to conclude first (LITTLEVICTORYLITTLEVICTORYLITTLEVICTORY!)
MLP - Too Many Pinkie PiesHey hey everypony!MLP - Too Many Pinkie Pies in Personal More Like This
So we finally welcome back season 3 of MLP! I'm very excited for this season to unfold, and I hope that all of you are avoiding all the spoilers and commercials like you should be!
Next week, my first episode of season 3 airs, "Too Many Pinkie Pies." I had a blast working on this episode with my amazing board partner Dave. I have never gotten to do a full-on Pinkie Pie episode, so this was definitely a fun one for me.
Looking forward to seeing more fan content, I'm always amazed at all the talent out there!
Hope ya'll enjoy!
Season Wrap UpWell, season 2 has finally come to a close, and I'm sitting here and looking back on it all, with a few thoughts I want to share.Season Wrap Up in Personal More Like This
I just want to say thank you (again) to everyone that watched and enjoyed the MLP season finale this weekend. There were lots of hard nights and long hours from all of us on the DHX crew to make it the best would possibly could. Of course, there are things that are always going to be imperfect, but overall from what I gather, it seemed well-received.
I was also shocked at how many people recognized my OC pony that made a small cameo in this weekend's episode. As a blanket response to a lot of the same questions I've been getting all weekend: No, I did not voice her and I'm unsure as to who did. I would assume just one of the regular VA's. She was put in kind of last minute. The artist who drew her in the storyboard, made her look like my pony (just a coincidence), and after seeing i
Floored.So I was just going thru a folder on my desktop that contains pretty much every single piece of fan art I've gotten since this whole pony craze began. And I sat back and stopped and realized - holy hell, this is just...amazing. I mean, every time I get something new, I am so flattered at the fact that somebody would want to take their time out to draw something for *me*. It boggles my mind, but I love each and every one of them...regardless of skill level.Floored. in Personal More Like This
I just had a moment where I just felt completely moved with happiness at the thoughtfulness and generosity...and I just wanted to say thank you AGAIN to everyone and anyone who has taken time out of their daily lives to be creative and share that with me. It means the world.
Keep it up
A Note About The Flaming Pony.Hi hi everypony!A Note About The Flaming Pony. in Personal More Like This
So, I get asked a lot of the same questions, as I'm sure you can all imagine, and sometimes I can answer them and sometimes I can't. Lately I've been getting asked about Wild Fire and why she was changed in one of the last episodes, if we'll ever see her again, and how she came to be in the first place.
Her first appearance in the Canterlot Wedding ep, wasn't much of an exciting story (none of this really is). After seeing the cleaned up storyboard (which I believe that section was drawn by fellow board artist Marshall), I noticed that the one pony he drew looked almost like Wild Fire. For shoots and giggles, I went to our art director and simply just asked if we could try and make it WF. And it worked. She was approved as a "board pull" design. It was as simple as that.
While work had begun on season 3, I was approached by my good friend Wootie (and co-director) asking if it was okay to use WF as a Wonderbolt Cadet for the 307 episode. They needed a few more designs,
Merry Christmas!Just wanted to wish each and everyone of my friends and followers a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Whatever you may celebrate! And if you don't celebrate anything, then I'm still sending love and hugs to you all!Merry Christmas! in Personal More Like This
This year has been full of crazy ups and downs for me, unfortunately more downs than ups - but that happens sometimes. Been going thru a lot of HUGE life changes in the past short while and I want to extend my thanks again to EVERYONE who has supported me throughout all this. It means more than you'll ever know. Here's looking to a brighter new year and to starting over.
I'll be leaving for Christmas vacation tomorrow and won't be back till just after the new year, so again, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and safe New Year. Also, please don't be alarmed if I don't respond to messages right away...I'll be away from the computer for the next week. Besides, this is a time to spend with family and friends and those you care about!
Take care everyone,
Lots of love,
Just An MLP QuickyI've been getting asked this question a bunch latately, and I just got the thumbs up from my editor to let everyone know that YES, you will be seeing some My Little Pony comic cover work from me in the near future. I'm doing 6 of the incentive covers for the upcoming micro-series, along with my good friend Amy Mebberson! Make sure you pick them up if you can when they're available!Just An MLP Quicky in Personal More Like This
Cuteness overload - you have been warned.
THANK YOUI just wanted to say thank you to EVERYONE in the last few days that have been wishing me a happy birthday and sending so much wonderful art and kind words my way. I am completely overwhelmed and shocked at just the sheer number of people that have been leaving me messages. I think my pageviews topped around 20k in like not even two days.THANK YOU in Personal More Like This
I want you all to know that I have read every single message you have sent, but naturally due to the magnitude, there is no way I could write back to everyone. So I just want to say thanks here...again, to everyone on dA, everyone on EqD, the Vancouver Brony group, and to all my other friends who made me feel so special on my birthday.
My birthday is now over...so please...no more messages!...lol
I think :iconLapis-Lazily: had it right with this comic: http://lapis-lazily.deviantart.com/art/Sibsy-s-Birthday-Fanmail-304229067
Thank you, thank you, thank you again!
Rumours!Hey everypony!Rumours! in Personal More Like This
Lately I keep getting asked the same questions it seems over and over again, so I'm just gunna make a quick journal to "blanket" address some of these concerns.
I know there have been rumours floating around about certain show specific details, and I know people are confused and troubled...but you have to remember that I'm under contract and I'm not allowed to talk about ANY of this stuff. Just like everyone else, you'll have to just wait and see how everything plays out and just enjoy the show as it's aired. So please, save your time (and mine!) and don't bother pm'ing me about this stuff, because I'm just going to have to ignore it (which I hate and seems rude) or respond with what I've just said above!
So yeah, please remember that I have to stay tight-lipped about everything pretty much...it's the rules!
I'm sure you all understand
Boppin':iconRarity-BopPlz::iconFlutter-Bopplz::iconRain-BopPlz::iconWildFireEyeRollPlz::iconPinkie-BopPlz::iconTwilightBoogieplz::iconApple-BopPlz:Boppin' in Personal More Like This
Wild Fire is so happy!
:iconBlackGryph0n: you make the best bops.
Damn It.That's it, I've decided. I don't understand why, or when or how...but for some reason over the last little while, DJ Pon-3 has become my new favorite background pony.Damn It. in Personal More Like This
Ooonts ooonts ooonts.
That is all.
Also, I feel the need to exclaim that Pilsbury Toaster Strudels are NOT better than PopTarts. I don't know who they're trying to kid in these ads, but they ain't foolin' me.
June 4 is my birthday!Birthday GiftsJune 4 is my birthday! in Personal More Like This
Apparently its my birthday soon!I'm realy excited because I have no idea what gifts I'm going to get this week or on my birthday.Though I know some gifts,for example,like as of to say I'm getting my tablet soon as a birthday gift,but it may arrive late so that would be kind of a slight problem x'D.Apparently I'm also going to Great America for my birthday(Depends) so I can be a cool kid and ride all the cool fucking roller coaster rides in front of everyone hella yes-
Its going to be really fun on my birthday since they're planning out things to do for my birthday already,ever since like two weeks ago or something-
It may not say that its my birthday in two days,(or one if your on the other sde of the world- //weeps)And thats because I have been having some problems trying to figure out how to change my birthday in dA-
cant wait to see what my gifts are like
especially yours ////stares at reoru
Fiiiirst Day of School... - _ -So,I'll tell ya how it went.Fiiiirst Day of School... - _ - in Personal More Like This
Honestly I actually liked it a bit,the classes were sorta boring and I only have to do very easy things for homework.
Theres a test tomorrow for a few classes I'm in,which REALLY sucks.Though I hope they aren't very hard,my brain became slower than usual pretty much..
I have Science for my first period,which I kind of didn't expect.I like Science,so it would pretty much..be a great start of the day?I'm not sure,I haven't really met the teacher due to some difficulties I had to go through for my first day.I'll tell you that later on.
So for second period,I have Band.Its a higher level of Band if I reread what the subject name says,"Advanced_Band".I'm actually pretty happy I have Band and at the same time not,because first of all..Band..Is a huge pain in the ass.Not because of the tempo n stuff,but because I have to go to rehearsals and heck..I come back late.Hella late.I don't like that nor do I really like concerts as much,(The most exten
oc interview meme ohohohooc: Chioc interview meme ohohoho in Personal More Like This
1. Hi! What's your real name and nickname?
my names actually chikaze,but many know me as chi.call me chi please,or i'll claw your face.:iconkanosmirk2plz:
2. Interesting... what's your current age?
.....ehehh eh..Honestly you wouldn't wanna know..:iconhibiyacryplz:
3. Uh-huh. What's your favorite food?
...uhuhu...thats a secret.:iconkanosmileplz:
4. And your favorite drink?
5. Confession time! Who's your crush/lover?
.....:iconkidoshockedplz: oh crud..
koh,hes so sweet.
6. Aww! Have you kissed yet?
o-okay i'll say it..
7. Classic question! What's your favorite color?
i like many colors!
8. Who's your favorite author?
...uh..i don't have one..
9. Now what's your biggest fear?
...:iconkagepro22plz: silly you,thinking i'd tell that straight away.
10. *stifles a giggle* I'm not laughing... *bursts out laughing* Sorry.
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6. What season you remind me of:
7. Tell you what food you smell like in my head:
8. A song you remind me of:
9. Think of a random nickname for you:
10. What element you remind me of:
11. I'll tell you to put this in your journal without using the word 'tag':
[ S u d d e n S u r p r i s e ] Kohchi Storyanother kohchi story, but its rushed-[ S u d d e n S u r p r i s e ] Kohchi Story in Personal More Like This
This was probably the worst situation yet.
Koh approached the situation as the smaller girl pouted and looked at her oversized attire.She pouted as she looked up to the taller man and made a cute, little..Angry face.Kaoru just glances at the the rather now-smaller girl who is now changed into a smaller version of herself.
"Hmmm..Kaoru, do you mind if you get me some caramel sugar in the kitchen?" Chi gestured.It was a rather nice and calm day again in Chi's own natural world.Koh wasn't here today, as he told her he had some other buisness to attend to.He promised he'd meet her today, though.Kaoru nodded as he quietly stood up, while fixing his tie and walking over to the kitchen.He hastily and quickly opened a few of the drawers, noticing one with varieties of sugar labeled in many different names.His hand slipped to grab the caramel sugar, not knowing he actually grabbed the wrong one that contained a drug that lasted for an h
| my very special deviantart story |oh...its really that time of year again is it?deviantart is a teen..| my very special deviantart story | in Art Features More Like This
ahhh,thats okay.anyway,kids..i'll bet cha this may be a interesting story,so sit tight and listen please..ol' flamey here is gonna tell a story.
you see...i've actually been on deviantart more than a year.but then either way,i have to thank many people in my lives for actually introducing me to deviantart..there are certain people and certain idol's i'd like to thank for helping me along the way,it has been a pleasure for me to be here..even if its a hellzone.there are old people that I knew,and new people that I knew.but said, this is also a thank you story, and a love story i guess.
feature art eh?
well here we go.
oh boy,you dont even know how much i miss this guy.he gave me many memories, but because of stem i got friends.so yeah!hes pretty special now, because i remember him now and then like he was s
GIGITTY GIGITTY ANIMATIONGAG GAG GAGGIGITTY GIGITTY ANIMATION in Personal More Like This
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EPISODE 10 KUROHA SHUT THE FUCK UP Q A QMEKAKU CITY ACTORS EPISODE 10EPISODE 10 KUROHA SHUT THE FUCK UP Q A Q in Personal More Like This
KUROHA IS EHRE
I LITERALLY SHED TWO FUCKING TEARS IM CRY in G
[F a v o r a b l e M e m o r i e s] KohChi StoryThis was originally a headcanon I had in mind, but made it a story.Enjoy.[F a v o r a b l e M e m o r i e s] KohChi Story in Personal More Like This
As the summer sky decorated and painted the day, Chi was sitting upon the breezy fields that was sitting nearby her home.She really liked the summer weather, it was..Calming to say.The breeze slowly washed over her as the fragrant smell of fresh grass went up to her nose,and the sounds of silent tinkling can be heard from Chi's wind chime.It was relaxing for her and she liked it.This was her...mother's world.Her mother created this peaceful land, and now that power is sent down to her.Though she can only do shapeshifting powers, maybe one day, just one day, she can finally master her powers like mom.Chi then stood up on her caramel-brown boots and noticed a tall figure walking towards her.
Koh walked gently upon the grass towards to Chi,softly smiling at her.Chi smiled and waved at her friend,as suddenly Koh decided to make a go and ran, as Chi had the same idea and did so.They then tackled each other with
SPRING BREAK~Fortunately,Spring break has started.SPRING BREAK~ in Personal More Like This
I'm hella excited.I'm getting a tablet,festival is coming up,
its all circling inside my head.OH WAIT OOPS.
I FORGOT TO PICK UP THE MEMO FOR FESTIVAL DAMNIT
ah its okay i still can go to festival after the break--