Time for another year of ponies and trains.
As for ponies: The end has been confirmed: www.equestriadaily.com/2019/02…
Some birthday gift. :/ (thanks for the birthday greetings everyone BTW) Though I've known about it for almost a year, it still hurts to see. Like a lot of people the show definitely changed my life. as little as 15 years ago if you told me I would be engaging in a fandom as much as I've done with this one (especially traveling long distances to go to conventions) I'd have viewed you as a little nuts.
Speaking of conventions: I'm glad I was able to get to HarmonyCon. I'm hoping that it won't be my last convention ever. I say this because the only other two cons I'd be able to attend this year are Crystal Fair and CanterlotKC, and neither have been announced yet. I'd love to go to the last Bronycon, but the logistics and cost of it would just be too much. The 8 hour, 460 mile drive to HarmonyCon was almost too much for me, so the 18 hour, 1200 mile drive to Baltimore is completely out of the question, along with flying to it. So only time will tell if I go to another con.
I said last year I was going to get back into art big time, but I failed. With the end near I really need to get into gear. I am currently working on one piece of art. And I'm working on my largest NLR military project to date. Another lighted, pony themed semi is also in the works. And maybe a small sequel/branch off of my Ace Combat: Battle for Equestria fanfic.
As for trains: Now that I know I've got a vehicle I can trust for long distances, I will probably be making more self trips to places I've wanted to go to.
So onward into 2019!