That time of year again!

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I can't believe it's been a whole year since I've updated my journal! Sorry for being so out of touch. As usual, my lame excuse is that I'm busy - but for a not-lame reason, at least. If you haven't already heard, I'm directing my first feature film. Its an animated comedy based on the myth of Medusa. We're in the early phases of development at Sony Pictures Animation, and I'm in a daily state of shock and gratitude for the opportunity.

But that's not why I'm posting!

Ironically, and embarrassingly, the very last journal I posted - a whole year ago - was to announce the same thing. My pals at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, CA are holding their annual fundraiser on Oct. 25 from 4-7 and I'd like to extend an invitation to all my DA friends!

And just like last year, I'll be there to chat and sign stuff. So bring your MLP or Powerpuff goodies that are in need of a name scribbled on them! You can purchase tickets here. Please spread the word!

This small zoo offers a chance to see many exotic animals up close and much more personal than your average zoo. And at fundraisers like the Safari Social, you get the special opportunity to actually interact with many of these animals! You can pet a fennec fox, feed a porcupine or meet a sloth! Plus, My Little Pony fans will get to see the special animals named for MLP characters Angel and Tank! To see the kinds of animals you'll get to see, click here.

Those who've been following me for the last few years may know what WLC is all about, but in case you don't, here's my little spiel:

The Wildlife Learning Center  in Sylmar cares for a few dozen wild and exotic animals and treats them as "ambassadors" to help teach the public about wildlife conservation. What is so wonderful about WLC, is that many of the animals in there care are rescues. Many were illegally kept as pets and were either turned over or turned in to WLC for proper care. Others were animals born in the wild, but injury or acclimation to humans kept them from being able to survive in their natural habitats. Still others were exotic pets who grew too large or otherwise difficult to care for by their original owners. Without WLC, all of these rescued animals would be seriously ill or dead.

As a non-profit organization, WLC relies on the public to raise the funds they need to give these amazing animals the care they need, from proper nutrition and habitats to the best veterinary care. Coming for a visit will not only be fun, it will be for a good cause!

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toohot17's avatar
I know I'm late, but that's really awesome! :D I wish you the best.

You inspire me and many others. Thanks! :)


Also: :iconrdplz: is my fave pony! :iconlovesqueeplz:

Aerodil-of-Avonlea's avatar
The Safari Social sounds like it would have been fun! Sadly I wasn't able to go even though learning about animals is something I have always loved. I just want to say a thank you for extending the invite anyway, Lauren, even though I wasn't able to make it to California.
Kabuki-Sohma's avatar
I don't know if you always get a lot of time to read your comments... But, I have been wanting to send you a lot of hugs and a huge thank you for helping to create one of my all-time favorite cartoons during my childhood... "The Powerpuff Girls". I've got a boyfriend in Germany right now (I'm in Texas) and I was just telling him all about that cartoon, and it made me remember I had found your Deviant Art page before. :) I liked MLP a lot too for several years. I was watching it up until this year when something terrible happened that kinda traumatized me, but I hope to get back to watching it and being okay with it someday.

And I am so excited to hear you are working with Sony!!!! They made one of my favorite movies as a collab with someone else who also worked with Cartoon Network (Hotel Transylvania), so I'm really excited to hear that someone who worked on my favorite, PPG, will be doing a movie with them featuring Medusa! I'll probably see it and then start having Medusa stay with the Draculas at the Hotel. :P

Anyway, I wanna wish you good luck with it! I have no doubt it's going to be amazing!!!

More hugs,

woy-bunny-hop's avatar
Look at the cute monkey!
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18273's avatar
oh miss faust why cant you live closer to germany ? id love to meet you at a meetup or so

anyways have a wonderfull time also

thank you for the ponys the songs they are sining
thanks for all the joy its bringing ......
Swairard's avatar
My little pony universe is a dark and brutal and horrible place, that is if you are a sentient cow or a sentient sheep, for those races are enslaved and used as farm animals, their babies are taken away from them and used to feed the blood thirsty pony slavers and their carnivorous pets, thus turning murder and rape and slavery into a very unique and magical features of My Little Pony universe -…
ToxicRoyal's avatar
What the fuck did this have to do with MLP?
ctponies8's avatar
....It's a cartoon. 
CursedAngelInTheSky's avatar
good luck with your film! Chiyo Fangirling Icon 
Buddy3000Games's avatar
i know youwill most likeley never reply, and willprobably say no even if you do, but if you could spare a few moments of your time to help me with a few stories, that i think are lacking a lot, that would be great, please reply if you ever do see this (i know others are gonna reply saying she wont see it and a big fight will start and waaayy stray from the original comment, yeah, i have used the internet before, i know what people do)
MarshmallowXSwirl's avatar
Good luck with your film Mrs. Faust <3

I can't wait to see it
Crimson-Dragon-King's avatar
Very Nice, good luck on your film, sounds great.
pastorjwallen's avatar
Good luck on your film! No pressure!
Special-Hat's avatar
That's incredibly exciting. I can't wait to see it! I wish you the very best of luck with the difficult process of getting a film made and I'm sure your great talents will lead to it being a fantastic piece of work! :)
whendarknessfalls4's avatar
I can't wait to see it! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Oh my goodness, I can't wait to see your film! Good luck with it!
AnimeSaber's avatar
Woo! A film by you about Medusa sounds awesome! Very excited to see how it turns out :D
TheFanficFanPony's avatar
Hiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you think that SeaPonies should be FIM canon? Also, Flutter Ponies.
DarylT's avatar
Congratulations on directing your first film.
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