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February is almost over so it's time for another plug update!
Here's the preview for this month's Patreon rewards:
Preview2 by mysticalpha If you want to see these in a few days, head on over to patreon.com/mysticalpha and show your support by 2/29!

Now that that's out of the way, I'm actually slightly ahead of schedule for once so that leaves me time to explore other things, namely non pony things. I plan on doing more of that in the coming months so you'll see some furry and hue-mon stuff. Of course if you're only watching me here, you'll only see half of it because the more racy stuff is elsewhere. I'm also exploring other non pony stuff on that front as well. The let's draw videos are continuing and I want to post 1 per week, preferably right before the weekend. That means you may see me stream some of it during odd hours. 

There's not much else that warrants writing about so I'll leave you with a question, aside from princess big mac and princess spike, which other canon character would make the princess cut from unusual circumstances that happened in the show (aside from the usual 4 I did earlier)? Yes, this will be a picture and I need 2 more characters.
So anyway, it's time to push that negative journal entry down with another update!

First, let's get the sellout plugging out of the way. Here's a preview of the Patreon January rewards:
Preview by mysticalpha If you wanna see these beginning of next month, head over to patreon.com/mysticalpha and become a supporter! Every little bit counts so that means even 1 dollar will enable me to acquire half a prisma pencil. 

Second, yes, I will do Babs as a CMC. Didn't those 3 devils angels say in bloom and gloom that if a crusader gets their cutie mark, they're no longer in the crusaders? That sounds cruel. At least give Babs a graduation ceremony. Regardless, I will do that picture. I'm pretty sure some fans has that as a headcanon. 

Third, I plan to do more furries. It's my late new years resolution which I will promptly break in a month or two. I plan to increase the sexy activity over on FA. I also plan on doing more pony anthros if I get to it.

Fourth, Commissions are still open so if you want one, commission info is on my profile page: mysticalpha.deviantart.com . I've lifted the temporary 2 char MLP limit. Don't make me whip out my dunkin donuts cup.

Fifth, CHANGE! *shakes cup*

Sixth, I'm currently working on bringing the ponyderivative site back up. I have a ton of pictures to add so don't expect it to be up any time soon. In the distant future, I plan on revamping megaelixir site. Originally, when I began the chrono trigger webcomic (no, that's not dead), I wanted it to be a more general game art site. When I eventually become more comfortable with the above ambitions, I will slowly work my way back into game art.

Seventh, do you think they'll kill off the CMC name in future episodes? What will the CMC do now? Comment section below, leave your predictions.
You people can't just leave it alone can you? Okay, here we go again.

I've been notified a few times of certain theft of some of my art on redbubble by this this thief: 
www.redbubble.com/people/dupas…
selling questionable quality products with my art at the following pages:
www.redbubble.com/people/dupas…
www.redbubble.com/people/dupas…
www.redbubble.com/people/dupas…

I did not give him permission to use my art on his products. In fact, I don't allow anyone to sell my art on their products. If you hear anything different from this person, he is lying. By browsing several of the products he is selling under his account, it is clear that at least half of the art do not belong to him and are probably stolen. I've been given advice regardless of my clear statement of not being bothered with theft notifications. Dealing with redbubble should not be the clear course of action. It is getting the word out that this guy is a thief is the answer. What happens when you do a takedown of the art? It gets taken down, any evidence of stolen art disappears and if redbubble doesn't suspend his account, he can just go and steal more to replace it. I implore anyone, especially the people who took the time and bothered to notify me of this theft to go out there and make it known that this guy is a thief. If you wanna tell it straight to his face, 

Here's his facebook: www.facebook.com/kyle.r.d.14?_…
Here's his twitter: twitter.com/KyleReneD
Here's his email: linuxminttech@gmail.com
Here's his skype: rene.leudo

Retweet this twitter.com/mysticalpha/status…

If you are reading this Kyle Rene D and I know you are because I just tweeted and emailed this link to you, I have over 14,000 followers on here and 3,500 followers on tumblr reading this. The other artists you've stolen from probably have way more followers who will most likely do the same thing I'm doing so I leave it up to you to do the right thing. In the end, all you had to do was ask.

Followers, if you spread the word, I will draw babs as a CMC ;)

UPDATE: Looks like Kyle deleted his tweets, took down his info and deleted at least my art from his redbubble. Thanks everyone for the support! This doesn't mean it's over. It still looks like there are still art up on his redbubble page. If you recognize the artists who did those, they should know about it and call him out on it. 

UPDATE 2: His twitter is gone. Don't think he's turned over a new leaf. He may be making new accounts and trying again.

UPDATE 3: His redbubble account has been suspended. Good job guys. We've won the battle but the war on theft is always ongoing. Keep your helmets on.
Halloween approaches and it's time to stock up on toothbrushes and make sure our insurance is in check for the dentist. 

Preview by mysticalpha

It's also time for another update. It's been a while since the last one and it has indeed been busy as usual. First, let's get the plugging out of the way. Preview of this month's Patreon rewards are above so if you want to see them early, head to patreon.com/mysticalpha and show your support before the 31st. It includes the monthly Day in the Lives of the Royal Sisters comic and the EQG cosplay group picture which took a while to finish. There's also one more slot left for a chance to request a 1 character picture each month you stay a patron for one of the tiers.

As usual, lots of pony pictures has been created which only a few has been posted so far. There are some that I am just not satisfied in posting until I've had a chance to fix them. Unfortunately, time is still not on my side so that's not going to happen any time soon. To add more to the time sink, I decided to start a comic series, Day in the Lives of the Royal Sisters. The response to the first two has been good so far. Aside from the time and work to create each page, it's going to be more of a challenge to limit myself to A4 format in the hopes that one day there's going to be enough pages (and finances) to print a few books. I am also streaming some drawing on the let's draw youtube channel and picarto. Early stream notifications are available on my WIP blog via Patreon. 

As for the non pony stuff, creating content for each new episode has completely whittled away whatever time I had for it. Considering the significantly less interest in the non pony stuff here, I don't think anyone would miss them and I should probably stop trying to squeeze whatever excuse I have for not posting any. Besides, half of it is NSFW. No, this does not mean I'll stop doing the non pony stuff (ie chrono trigger comic). I just need to find time for it.

Commissions are still open so if you are interested, information is on my profile page on the mid left. It has been slow the past few months, so I'm hoping I don't have to start shaking my starbucks coffee cup around.

Looking toward the future, maybe create some OCs of my own and give/auction/sell them away or maybe go back to recreating scenes from the show.

Soooo... do you like candy corn?
Preview by mysticalpha

Time for another update!

First, let's get the plugging out of the way. Patreon rewards preview for June is above. If you want to see it beginning of next month, please show your support at patreon.com/mysticalpha by 6/30.

Second, since Patreon isn't doing well for me, I'm reluctantly opening up commissions again. This will, of course, add to the workload so limitations will still be in place. If you want one, commission info is on my profile page.

Third, oh for the love of god... let the season end! Pushing out a picture every week for it is making certain parts of my body raw! The next picture will be a 4 character picture afaik.

Fourth, I signed up for Picarto. Anyone interested in seeing me on there?

Fifth, I don't have anything positive to say. It has been quite hectic for me this month. I'll leave you with this cuteoverload.com/
Another month gone and it's time for another update.

First, the preview for Patreon rewards this month, the Villains pack (chock full of backgrounds (in tier4)):
If you want to see it beginning of next month, pledge your support by the end of this month at patreon.com/mysticalpha
Preview by mysticalpha

Second, good thing I have 3 weeks until the 100th episode because I have a big idea for it and that's all I'm saying. I also started a comic series starring our favorite royal sisters in a simpler style. I already have 2 pages finished. I have not talked about this or revealed anything about it since I spent some time thinking about how I am going to release this without being called a massive sellout. Eventually, I settled on the idea of creating a set number of pages and releasing it as a name your price pack. On a good month, I can probably do 2 pages but that's on top of everything else I'm doing per month. Patreon support allowed me to reduce the commissions I have to take on so I can put my heart on other projects. Originally, the comic series was for Patreon but since that milestone goal has not been reached and probably never will, I pulled the trigger anyway and decided to work on the comic on my own schedule and not Patreon schedule. 

Third, speaking of comics, the next 2 chrono trigger comics are sketched. "How?! Did you divide by zero?!" you asked? Well, the next comic will be a single panel which unfortunately, is a story transitional piece. I'd rather skip it but it's important to the storyline. Any ideas involving meeting Janus for the first time are welcomed. The comic after that is crono getting hurt again so that's automatically funny, right? ... Right?

Fourth, I'm slowly working on new websites. The first to be up and running will most likely be ponyderivative. Don't hold your breath. Megaelixir will follow that. I have not switched web hosts since the host I wanted to switch to did not have the most up to date PHP version and not any cheaper compared to the plan I switched to on the current host. 

Fifth, warmer weather, opened windows, noisy neighbors and blaring music. Suggestions for noise cancelling headphones around $100 is needed.

Sixth, note to self, add industrial rubber gloves, bolt cutters, ladder, ski mask and electrician's handbook to amazon wishlist.
So anyway, I was walking down a secluded street the other night when all of a sudden, I heard a quick vroom of an engine behind me. Before I knew it, a large black van screeched to a halt beside me. I couldn't make out anything identifiable other than the few tinted windows at the front of the van. The side door slid open and 2 guys were faintly illuminated by the cheap looking led light attached to the top of the inside van roof. Inside the interior there were also nice dark red plush seating and a mini bar attached to the side. Both of them were wearing full face ski masks and one of them had what appeared to be a baseball bat. At this point, my confusion turned to panic since they were clearly eyeing me and there were no one else within a 5 block radius. One of them jumped out and said in a very stereotypical mobster accent, "Howyoudoin'? We're ya biggest fans." The other guy chimed in, "Yea, we'd like to ask you a few questions!" "What... kind of questions?" I asked. "Oh, no. We can't ask you that here. Would you kindly step into the van so we can ask you back at our hideou-- er I mean, our office?" 

Of course, the above didn't happen but this crossed my mind when someone, who apparently went through the trouble to make a new dA account just to send me a note asking me to go to a different social media site to ask me a few questions. That's like getting up, walking around the room the long way to get out when the door is 2 feet beside you. 

So, for all the creepy weird people and the hyper social fans who want to know about the artist (within reason) behind the pretty pictures, I'm not getting in your van. Instead, go to ask.fm/mysticalpha. You will most likely get an answer the same day because I have the app installed. Most of the answers will be short and concise. If I can't answer your question because it's either too personal or not in my best interest, then you will get a stupid answer or I'll say it's too personal.
A handful of people has been asking about prints. Even though they are free to print them out themselves for personal use, a few of them might want professional quality or is adamant on paying for one. However, my main reason and intention for wanting to set something up is to provide an alternative to all the crappy products with my stolen art on them. In the very least, I can have a handful of "alternative" products printed from a service and have them listed as a competitor to the thieves' listings. I want to know if anyone is successfully using a service out there for their fanart needs (keyword: fanart), especially for selling their own works without any signs of legal repercussions or threats. Perhaps, I should continue to shrug this off because I shouldn't let it get to me. It is fanart after all and legal gray areas are everywhere. Let me know your thoughts.
Time for another update, let's go!

Preview by mysticalpha

First, the Patreon stuff for the month is finished so let's get the plugging out of the way: patreon.com/mysticalpha. A preview of this month's rewards is above (you have until April 30th if you want to see these). If you show your support, you will get to see some nice art early and at least a few exclusive pictures as your reward.

Second, not been doing anything other than commissions and the patreon stuff which is unfortunate. The good news is I am able to keep up with the new season pictures and yes, I do them ahead of time.

Third, I finally squeezed out a chrono trigger comic. I'm going to try to do another one in the next month or two. A question for the only 3 followers still following the comic: Is there any way to bend the storyline to allow anyone in Zeal (12,000 BC) to possess the sun stone? Also, I will be switching web hosts soon so don't freak out if the site disappears. I have 2 months to cancel the contract so if the new site is not finished by that time, there will be dead air.

Fourth, the sun is rising.

Fifth, I am also working on the new ponyderivative site but won't be finished any time soon.

Sixth, seriously, I need to sleep
Preview by mysticalpha

As I watch the jet stream dip even lower, it's time for another update.

First, let's get the plugging out of the way. Above is a preview of the Patreon rewards for March, the Zero Suit Luna (Season 1 Luna) pack. If you want to see it beginning of next month, please show your support at patreon.com/mysticalpha before 3/31. At least one of these will be exclusive and there will be wallpapers.

Second, I want to discuss comics. I've been thinking a bit more about doing comics and I am a bit apprehensive about committing myself to them once again seeing what a terrible job I've been doing in keeping up with the Chrono Trigger comic. Not only do I have my own furry comic ideas I want to bring into fruition, now I want to torture myself with pony comics. The only way I am going to keep up with it, if I should do them, is if it's for Patreon because that and commissions hold the highest priority on my to-do list. If I owe something to someone, I feel the need to take care of it right away. Right now, doing comics is a milestone goal on Patreon but I don't see that goal being reached any time soon because of the very slow growth of the campaign. Part of me wants to lift that goal and do comics anyway and the other part of me says 'NO, you can't keep up you slow POS!' 

Third, Commissions are open if anyone wants one. Please read the info on my profile page. There will be a temporary restriction of 2 characters max, MLP only and simple background. 

Fourth, in an effort to try to get things done on the go, I've been thinking of getting a Win 8 tablet with a wacom digitizer so naturally I went straight to the Surface Pro product page. I promptly closed the window when I saw the price. I remember a time when some people who couldn't afford a Cintiq resorted to modifying and cobbling one together out of cheaper parts. These days, the Surface Pro (and maybe the Wacom Companion) is the most ideal portable drawing device. Unfortunately, I'll have to opt for a cheaper alternative. I've been looking at the Asus vivtab note 8 and even if it's not the most ideal performer, it will do for outline and sketch work. There are others such as the Thinkpad tablet, the Toshiba Encore 2 and the dell venue but I haven't done enough research on them yet. If anyone has one of these or another device I haven't mentioned at a very reasonable price (around 300 or lower), feel free to make a suggestion. 

Fifth, a public health announcement, brush your teeth! At a recent visit to the dentist to fix my teeth once again, I overheard one of the assistants give instructions for a potential root canal to a mother for her ~10 year old kid. 

Sixth, I'm not going to mention the non pony stuff I want to do because 1. you're probably not interested in non pony stuff and 2. it's probably not going to get done any time soon. 
Happy holidays, Happy New Year, etc. etc. Hooray everybody!

Now that we got that out of the way, I am opening commissions again against my better judgement for a number of reasons: 1. a few of you have been asking 2. I'm poor and 3. I'm poor.

Commission info is on my profile page on the mid left.

*Suddenly, a rich dbag passes by and smacks the dunkin donuts change cup out of his hand*
Since a few people has already found the NSFW blog, I might as well make an announcement on its existence. 

First, my decision to do adult pony content was a struggling battle. I said in a previous entry that I will not do it publicly but I'm afraid I'm going to have to make some compromises. Most of the content will be nudity, sexy poses, clever jokes, sexual innuendo and implications, etc. It's not going to be just straight screwing so what I'm aiming for I don't really call porn. Regardless, I will be creating said content for Patreon and most of it will be posted to a separate tumblr. I do this as a part of the compromise to keep the adult content separate from the non adult work. On occasion, if I feel a picture is tame enough, I will post it here (with mature filter). So for anyone who doesn't like adult pony content, I take every precaution to warn you. If you somehow click on it anyway, *shrug* For the people who will be disappointed or cry betrayal, take a look way back and you'll see that I've been doing NSFW art before ponies so I'm not the squeaky clean person you think I am. Even the early Berry Punch bending over 3 background ponies says a lot of what kind of content I want to create. I find it funny if some people will cry foul over nude ponies, they completely missed all the furporn I've been posting. For those people, they don't have to worry. I will most likely not be posting NSFW ponies here. I will continue posting what I've been posting, as if this entry never happened. If I have the decency to separate my content and it still bothers you, there's the door.

Second, the adult content is all extra work I will be doing for Patreon. If it's not for Patreon, this content will never be created so don't feel I'm withholding anything. Its other purpose is to gain more support from followers. The regular Patreon page is not getting a lot of interest and I see patrons leave in favor of adult content. It's a testament to the old saying "sex sells". Since it's for Patreon, most of the reward content will slowly be posted to tumblr when time exclusivity for them runs out. Certain exclusive content and standalone pictures in higher tiers will not. Why exclusive? Well, Patreon is about supporting the creator for what he/she does and the rewards are for patrons giving their support. It's not just about the rewards but unfortunately, this is not the case to most. It is the reason why there are tiers with incremental amounts and why exclusive content exists. It's all incentive to gain more support. 

Third, I will not be harping on the adult content too much here so here is one of few chances to get to the NSFW Patreon and the blog:
www.patreon.com/mysticbeta
Remember this tumblr is NSFW: omgfurryponies.tumblr.com/

This month's pack for the above Patreon will be Power Ponies (mostly anthros) so if you want to potentially see it all by beginning of January, please show your support and become a patron. The more support I have, the less I have to worry about financial responsibility, the more pretty pictures I can create for you all. 

It's the end of the year and I'm glad some of the patrons are sticking around and showing their support for what I do. For the new year, I will be putting more effort into rewarding all of them so that means the rewards will be changing. Basically, I offer art packs instead of random images now. For those of you who wish to show support for the non adult work, you can become a patron here: www.patreon.com/mysticalpha. The Celestia Luna Pack is nearly complete.
As I crave cake, it's time for another update!

Clipboard01 by mysticalpha

First, I'm beginning to finally post September's Patreon rewards publicly. I have 2 more to go and another week left before I can post last month's. I have a Fluttershy in the works, a Chrysalis, Trixie and a twidash picture. I have the next two pony anthros set for next month's rewards. I still have a few more to come up with to have enough content for public postings and Patreon. If you want to see ALL of this, I would very much appreciate your support at patreon.com/mysticalpha. I have come to a bleak realization that the pledges has saved my ass this month in making up for bill payments. If any of the patrons are reading, thank you for your continued support. 

Although, I am still not out of a financial hole. Commissions are still open if anyone is interested. I don't care what your headcanon is. If you wanna pay me to do it, I'll do it (no porn plz). More information is on my profile page. Aside from that, I am also open to suggestions on what I should do next (canon characters only). 

Second, what was I thinking trying to draw Zeal Palace? I'm not even at the palace itself and I wince every time I try to get myself to draw the next comic. In any case, a rough, VERY rough sketch of the main scene is done and I have yet to get to it. I praise the pixel artists that made that game possible.

Third, I'm continuing my efforts into trying to do more furry art. When human anatomy is involved, it just takes twice as long. You probably won't see most of it since I default to nudity unless you're on FA.

Fourth, I mentioned my dental problems in an earlier entry and that has come and pass. Starting next month, I begin the arduous process of extracting my wisdom teeth. I'm not looking forward to it and I'm going to be in an unhappy place for short periods of the next 1-2 months. Please take care of your teeth. 
It's time for another update!

Blah, blah, blah, ponies, furry sites are down, zeal palace is a !@#$% to draw, etc.

Okay, so I have a bunch of pictures in my stash which half of them may put me through editing hell. I will also be posting the reward pictures from Patreon from last month since time exclusivity for them is up.

I recently added a new reward tier offering pony anthros on Patreon and to garner some more support, I decided to do more pony anthros. What I want to do is take characters from the show as anthro form and pose them in provocative ways in clothing ranging from uniforms and skirts to underwear and lingerie (which will be properly tagged when I post them here). The twilight anthro picture I posted (Twilight Pin-Down 1) isn't as provocative as I would like but art is subjective so let me know what you think of it. Is it worthy enough to be included in the provocative category? To be frank, does this picture rock your boat? Should I aim for more skimpy clothing and poses specifically to show off their assets? If you want to see these before I post them, become a patron at www.patreon.com/mysticalpha. I also offer PSDs of them.

Second, I want to know if anyone is currently subbed to the let's play channel at youtube.com/user/holygrassbloc…. I suspect no one from dA, but if you are, I'm always open to suggestions on what to play next so feel free to leave a comment there when you have the time.

Third, Villains. Which ones do you want me to draw the most?
Time for another update.

Hopefully before the weekend is over, I would have marathoned another 4 pictures. I currently have 4 pony pictures ready to post. One involves photo finish, another is celestia, another is a coco pummel and another is apple bloom. I have a pinkie comic in the works. 

For the next Chrono Trigger comic, feel free to post any ideas for when Crono and company meets Schala and keep it clean. Schala should be clean and pure unlike Janus. 

Damn you furries! Why must you have human anatomy?!

Comment section below, post any suggestions you may have for ponies. Just canon characters, no OCs, no sex. 

As of now, the Patreon campaign is up to $75, just short of reaching the saucy milestone goal. If you wish to show your support, go to patreon.com/mysticalpha

I want to take this opportunity to clear up a few things. In my previous plugs for Patreon, I may have given people the wrong idea that the first milestone goal is offering porn and NSFW. At an earlier time, I have considered doing it for Patreon and left my wording a bit vague. Considering Patreon's policy against porn (yes, I know you can set NSFW for your campaign but then I wouldn't be able to use paypal), the first milestone goal will not offer porn or anything depicting sexual acts or anything showing genitals. It will just be cute and sexy. I apologize if my wording made some people think otherwise and I have corrected my wording. If it's any consolation, if I ever do any porn publicly, there will be no limits or price on it. I will do it just to spite all the whiny purists who can't use filters and dictate what artists should do and shouldn't do. 

It may sound like a sellout everytime I plug Patreon, but what are you expecting? It's a plug, an ad, a tv commercial. Do I feel good about it? No. To make it successful, it has to be advertised somehow and there will always have to be incentives because I know some people will want something in return regardless of the spirit of Patreon where it's about supporting the artist for what he/she does. Do I want to believe that with all my heart and have more faith in humanity? Yes, very much so. Please don't feel like I'm withholding anything from anyone. If some people feel the need to get something in return regardless of all the wonderful pony art I post on a daily basis with no strings attached, I'm not taking anything away from my daily content I post here. Everything I do for Patreon is extra content that I have to create on a monthly basis so if it isn't for Patreon, that extra content would not be created. Currently, only 1 of those pictures is exclusive for patrons only forever. Everything else will eventually be posted publicly so you're not missing anything if you're not a patron. Of course, you just have to wait until I release them publicly. If you don't want to wait, you know what to do. 

Here have some cookies orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclick…
I really don't want to open Pandora's Box again but I have a strong feeling to say something which I might regret later.

Whenever I try to come up with a new pony picture, I don't start thinking, "hmm, how can I put these two in a provocative position?" My mentality isn't targeted to NSFW or saucy subject matter when it comes to ponies. The latest picture I posted with twidash in the library is a commission and not my idea. I predicted backlash when I posted it and I was right. An ex-watcher sent me a note saying that was the last straw and has left me. Apparently, a mature filter on such pictures isn't enough. (EDIT: The person noted that his filters were off because his reasoning is that some artists tag their work with mature even when it's not porn.) Whenever I place a mature filter on pictures, I mean it. My gallery isn't without its NSFW such as the furry stuff but even now, I refrain from posting furry porn here. For the people who unwatch just because of those types of pictures, considering that you're on the internet where there are pictures more provocative than what I do, where do you draw the line before your watch list hits zero? I don't want to blame people who doesn't like NSFW content and I'm not trying to sound like I am. My point is that art is subjective and everyone sees things in their own way. If it makes you feel better, the people egging me on to do NSFW should get the blame. A while ago, I gave my word that I wouldn't do pony porn publicly and I'm going to stand by it. Technically, what I've done so far isn't porn since there's nothing there. It's a constant tug of war that I'm playing and I want to please as many people as I can. For the people who doesn't like the plot pictures or the pictures with sexual themes, I guess I've gotten slack on my word and I apologize. I should think twice before posting a new picture but where do I draw the line? Art is subjective and pictures that I think will be okay with most people might turn out to rub some people the wrong way and will make me more paranoid on posting new pictures that may be more controversial than I think it is. I make no guarantee that you won't see a picture you won't like from me but it will certainly not be my intention to disappoint people. I want you all to be happy with what I share. For the people who wants NSFW, it's really hard to please you now. Some say I'm this close to drawing porn, I got news for you, I'm already there. They're just not made public. If you really want NSFW, you either have to pay for it, become a patron at patreon for a specific reward just for NSFW or go somewhere else. I don't aim for NSFW with ponies and it takes extra work and time to draw them in certain positions and to draw those extra bits. Monetary compensation will increase my motivation on such pictures. Another downside for these pictures is even if I offer NSFW through patreon, commissions or a separate dA account, there will most likely be one bad egg that will take that picture and post it publicly or worse, merge them with my SFW pictures which I'm sure that is the case on some imageboards. It's not looking good for the NSFW supporters. Every path I'm considering has its downside so help me find the balance.
As I sip my coffee with low cal substitute sugar, it's time for another update.

First, I'm currently working on a group summer picture with the mane 6 as anthros. I'll have to draw each separately and put them together. I already have 3 of them finished and even though that each one really doesn't go well by themselves since they need context, I'll be posting them on Patreon. They'll be wearing bikinis. I will be posting the summer picture everywhere once I cobble them together. Other things I'm working on are the rest of the mane 6 as wonderbolts as seen in testing, 1,2,3 and another plot picture.

Second, I think I have an idea for the next Chrono Trigger comic for the Lavos crater scene. Is it funny? ... No. 

Third, I'm going back to other things such as Princess Peach. A few pictures of her will come out of this, some of which are naughty. 

Fourth, commissions are still open. If you want one, commission info is on my profile page on the mid left. If you want to see the separate summer pictures, head over to patreon.com/mysticalpha and become a patron. Rewards include sketches, unlisted let's draw videos and exclusive art.

Fifth, I had my root canal this past Saturday and it was not as bad as it sounds. I have to go back this Saturday to finish the job. All hail painkillers! However, I'm not out of the woods yet since I have other teeth that needs to be taken care of.
As I wait for the workday to end, it's time for another update.

First, I'm continuing my daily postings of your favorite ponies. I currently have plans to do the rest of the mane 6 in Wonderbolts uniforms as seen in the Testing, 1,2,3 episode. I also have a twilight picture in sta.sh. I have a celestia x discord in the works including a summer poster of the anthro mane 6. 

Second, I can't help think up dramatic comics of the future scenes of Chrono Trigger because we all know what happens to Crono in their confrontation with Lavos. I also don't want to "bastardize" Schala. I wouldn't mind showing off her assets but I don't want to overdo it. Before I reach the Zeal Palace, I need to do a transitional comic on the Lavos crater.

Third, my struggle to do more furry and other artwork continues. 

Fourth, I want to talk about some real life stuff that may hinder my content creation. I'm not blessed with great teeth and I wish I had taken better care of them in the past. Last month, I've learned a hard lesson. I had a tooth infection (might currently still be there) and I've had throbbing pain for half a week that prevented me from doing anything including sleep and just sitting there. After a week of antibiotics and painkillers, the pain is gone but that doesn't fix the problem. The molar is still broken and I need to have a root canal. I either have to pay for it which I can't or wait for my crappy health insurance to approve of it (I heard it takes 3 weeks). The dentist also recommended I take my wisdom teeth out before it becomes a problem. Whatever I have to do, it will involve pain and suffering which may hinder my daily posting of pictures. On top of that, my doctor told me to lose some weight and exercise more since my blood pressure is borderline high. I am convinced that everything out there is trying to kill me. I have to reduce salt and sugar intake... what else is there if I can't have salt or sugar?! I switched to diet soda which is also not healthy for me and I have a box of stevia on the way. 

Fifth, since commissions has died down a bit, I want to give Patreon a try. Patreon is a crowdfunding site which helps support content creators like myself. Here is my Patreon page so far: www.patreon.com/mysticalpha Please check it out and consider becoming a patron, if not for me, for all the great content creators on there. 

Sixth, I am continuing my let's draw videos which you can see at youtube.com/user/therealsimply…. The reason why I haven't been posting them is because it was becoming a hassle. Since I'm also doing content on the let's play channel, time spent on editing and reencoding videos couldn't be avoided and the let's draw videos was just a small notch on my schedule anyway and decided to start them up again. You may also see me post videos on pictures I haven't posted yet. I may also work these videos into my Patreon campaign. I also have plans to do minecraft videos using the MLP mod so look for that at youtube.com/user/holygrassbloc…
As I wait for the workday to end, it's time for another update.

First, even when we're between seasons, I am not stopping any pony artwork. I'll keep creating them until further notice. 

Second, I kind of have an idea for the next Chrono Trigger comic but I feel it's going to be annoying to draw a (robotic?) T-rex.

Third, I'm also doing furries and humans which may be posted at odd times.

Fourth, time to open Pandora's Box again. I think I've said this before but I'll say it again. I'm not afraid to draw anything if I wanted to. I only refuse to post anything that are generally disliked such as pony porn (which I'm okay with too). However, I'm not against shipping, same sex relationships, borderline saucy situations, head canons or anthros. Although, most of those are done through commissions by some of you, I still don't know what you all like because I know that someone, somewhere is going to not like it and not say why or be formal about it in the comments section. 

When I posted the twidash dance picture, I didn't expect it to be popular. However, it has opened up more paths for me since more people are asking for anthros. Originally, I had no interest in drawing pony anthros and the only anthros I would draw are generic furries and characters that happen to be anthro-like in their universe. I'm certainly not against it and telling by the response, most of you are fine with it. That doesn't mean I will draw anthros for myself from now on. All the anthros I've posted so far are from commissions. In fact, taking a look at my sta.sh, I have 2 humans, 1 furry, Luna, a gryphon, Cheese Sandwich and maybe that rainbow dash picture that are good to post in the near future. I do have 2 other anthro commissions in there that I have decided not to post because of the subject matter involved.

You will certainly still see the same stuff I've been drawing ever since I started. You may feel that I've been posting certain stuff you don't like in a row or for an extended period of time but I'm always trying to inject variety into my gallery especially drawing more furries, humans and fanart from other franchises. For any followers who feel that I'm not posting anything they like, don't post cryptic comments, don't say that I shouldn't draw it, don't just say 'nope', etc. It certainly doesn't help if you post a comment which to me, sounds like you're threatening me with an unfollow. You followed me for some reason so if I did a picture in the past that you followed me for, just comment on what you'd like to see more of and I'll add it to the list. If you still feel like there's nothing you like from me or you feel my art isn't worth it to you to follow, you are free to go somewhere else. I'm not holding you here against your will, you didn't pay to see any of my art and I'm certainly not obligated to drop certain pictures just because a handful of people doesn't like it. I'm also not going to segregate pictures just to please certain people. You can choose to not follow if you don't like certain pictures but where do you draw the line? If that's your mentality, your watchlist will be reduced to zero and you won't see anything at all. The groups I watch usually doesn't have a lot that peaks my interest and I know because there are thumbnails that let me preview what the picture is so I can choose which to click on. Isn't that wonderful technology? There's also that special keyword: choose. I try to please as many people as I can but I can't please everyone. If you still want to go, please be the better person, be nice about it and don't post comments that hold no value to me. Numbers speak louder than words and I'll let the statistics tell me which picture people like and don't like. 

inb4 I regret saying all this.
Now that season 4 is over, I don't have to beat myself up trying to come up with a new picture for every Saturday.

Also, spoilers...

In a nutshell, the season finale wasn't absolutely awesome but it was still good. There are a few things that I felt were "out-of-the-blue". I know they wanted to make it self contained but where do you cross the line when it comes to cutting things out or cramming things in for the sake of time constraints? Being self contained is what movies are for. Twilight not realizing her true role was one of the out-of-the-blue moments and could have been spread out throughout the season such as a different reaction to her princess role in other episodes I probably wasn't paying enough attention to notice her uncertainty in the other episodes. It could also answer the unnecessary need for her to be a princess but then again, waiting until the finale to turn her into one could have worked too. Her realization of her role was also out-of-the-blue. I felt it wasn't clear and required a line. Then there were the songs. They got right into a song. I'm not complaining but songs have more impact if you work up to it. Discord was thrown around the emotional train and I felt he suffered the same fate as Q, from an omnipotent powerful being to a magician with parlor tricks and susceptible to damage and a need to sleep with starfleet captains. You could say he was holding back because he didn't trust Tirek up until he got his brother's trinket. I'm guessing Celestia is kind of a psychic since she apparently has visions from time to time. Perhaps, it's visions of a future which she doesn't want to tell anyone about especially to Twilight. I'm wondering if she's been seeing visions of evil for the past 4 seasons and if she even gets a decent night's sleep. Based on this, is this the reason she sees what she sees in twilight and has been molding her into what she is now? Perhaps, she knows that "regular" alicorn magic has no hopes against the likes of evil and that only the power of friendship can defeat them. Does that mean there's something tangible called friendship magic and is powerful enough to force evil to taste the rainbow? Maybe twilight acts as a conduit and converts friendship into pure magic. The fight between twilight and Tirek looked like a fan video... without the gore. It was entertaining to see her strut her magic but then again it wasn't just her magic. Which mage she would be is still in question. Too much trust is placed on that treasure box. Obviously, she would give up her magic for her friends alone but then she also discovers the final key. It could be Pandora's box unless I missed a line about it containing something positive. I wasn't keen on their "super saiyan" looks. They looked like breezies. Their superhero costumes could have been better. In the end, Equestria was saved by the power of friendship, alicorn magic is completely useless, Celestia just got lucky before twilight came along, it's all about twilight, spike will not resist eating the new library, twilght, twilight, twilight, Discord turns into the spirit of order and half the fandom will dislike and whine about the finale.