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!
no one will be disappointedwith season IV.no one will be disappointed in Personal More Like This
totally friggin' rockin'.
story is so good, editing, cast, rockin' it.
new filmSo I finished scoring a new film a month or so back.new film in Personal More Like This
I remember seeing the beginning of it a year or so back and thinking "OMFG what are they thinking!!!!", and then life went on, and then I got the film to score and...
It was frigging great. The people who put it together, whom I have been working with for some time, REALLY did a GREAT job, and I really enjoyed scoring it, and it just is friggin' great.
Going to the premiere tomorrow here in Lala land.
Everyone worked so hard on this thing, and it shows. In every frame, in every line.
And everyone felt that the music totally elevated the film, so I did my job as well.
I have been a busy dude.
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
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.
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
end rant.exeend rant.exe in Personal More Like This
I am really sorry to have had any part in yet another steaming bag of fan drama being dumped on our collective Canterlot doorstep.
Thanks everyone for being so kind and supportive and for tolerating my ridiculously long post. I'm in awe, actual, slack-jawed, glazed expression awe over the outpouring of support and good mojo from folks.
I shouldn't need to say this, but please DO NOT resort to death threats or ANY kind of harm directed at the MLPArtConfessions blog. As sentient adult human creatures we are more than capable of disagreeing with words that don't invoke violence. Seriously, don't. DO NOT. DONUT. We are better than this. I don't care if it is "just the internet" everyone needs to get over the knee-jerk reaction to start slinging threats and violence around as if it means nothing. My friends are not sadists or bullies.
For the past two days I've been weeding death, rape and all sorts of violent imagery out of my
Acorns and Ponies and SoapboxesAcorns and Ponies and Soapboxes in Personal Journal More Like This
Controversy is once again brewing among fans of diminutive cartoon horses. It seems like a weekly ritual, this constant ebb and flow of panic and relief, unchecked caps-lock accompanied hyperbole and the arrogant dismissal of the concerns of an understandably protective fanbase. This time, though, the fear, worry, anger, and resentment are ratcheted up to 11 as folks worry for the future of the show as well as its most popular character. It all comes down to one question- is Twilight Sparkle- the adorkably awkward student of Princess Celestia about to ascend to Princesshood…uh, Princessdom? Princessity?
Is Twilight Sparkle going to turn into a princess permanently? And more to the point, what does this signify for the future of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Let me start by saying this- I’m not worried for two reasons. First, read the above sentence again. “Is Twilight Sparkle going to turn into a princess perm
The End of Pony?The End of Pony? in Personal Journal More Like This
My friend Lauren over at the Daily Dot recently posted a rather interesting article considering the various signs of a dwindling fandom, and whether the G4-based My Little Pony community is burning out at the same breakneck pace of which it initially flared to life.
On one hand, the article is a more than a little tongue-in-cheek and clearly meant to ruffle the horsefeathers of a community that has proven exceptionally good at being ruffled over the past several months. Controversy, reactionary rants and drama wars forged in the fire of hurt feelings, damaged reputations, and public vitriol have been the norm lately. Far more of the negative than the unofficial (though overused to the point of cliché) motto of “love and tolerance.”
With the airdat
MY HEAD ESPLODE!So today when I logged onto Deviant Art and looked through the updated journals, to what did my wandering eyes should appear, but a CERTAIN journal by a CERTAIN Ms. Lauren Faust featuring the logo for the Bronies documentary designed by a CERTAIN goofball hipster weirdo named ME!MY HEAD ESPLODE! in Personal Journal More Like This
What has at least two thumbs and can die happy? ME! You'll just have to take my word for the number of thumbs.
HOLY CATS! I know, it seems kind of insignificant, and it might be, but for boring old me in my little fangirl existence, this is just all kinds of awesome! When I started making art about Friendship is Magic I hope to maybe someday get something posted to Equestria Daily or maybe see a dozen favorites on one of my comics. Getting to do the amazing things I've done, getting an offhand shout-out from Ms. Faust, getting to know so many amazing friends, it's alm
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
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!
MLP:FIM Seasons 1 & 2 Board Artist break-downWow.. finding out who boarded what on Season one was a lot easier then I thought. Just had to talk to Sibsy!MLP:FIM Seasons 1 & 2 Board Artist break-down in Personal More Like This
Alright so here's the list for season 1. I'm not sure how they directorial duties were distributed since Lauren was still in the mix, so here's *just* the board artists. Of note here is that the boarding duties were more split-down-the-middle than in season 2, where the Senior/Junior system took over:
Eps #01 & 02: "Mare In The Moon" (2 parter)
Ep #03: "The Ticketmaster"
Alex Basio & Kevin Schimdt
Ep #04: "Applebuck Season"
Sherann Johnson & Mike West
Ep #05: "Griffon The Brush-Off"
Tom Sales & Sam To
Ep #06: "Boast Busters"
Kevin Schmidt & Alex Basio
Ep #07: "Dragonshy"
Sabrina Alberghetti & Nicole Wang
Ep #08: "Look Before You Sleep"
Francisco Avalos & Mike West
Ep #09: "Bridle Gossip"
Sherann Johnson & Sam To
Ep #10: "Swarm Of T