(Cover image by furrikira)
Since last Monday, I’ve been on hiatus from my personal Twitter account (@prpltnkr), and this has given me a lot of time to think about recent events. Here’s the conclusion I’ve come to, after a week of “sleeping on it”.
By way of background: Putting things plainly, the month beginning a week or so prior to BronyCon was one of the most dispiriting months of my life. Here’s a brief rundown.
I spent much of the run-up to the final BronyCon fighting behind the scenes to get the con to ban a nasty troll, “Vida”, who was using transphobia as a deliberate weapon against non-binary and trans people in the brony community. No matter how much evidence of malfeasance and ill intent I brought to the con staff (pages upon pages of evidence!), it felt like an uphill battle. From what I was told, many powerful people within the con staff— notably including their Security department (!)— fought back hard against the idea, using the con’s rules as justification for not
When I became a brony in February 2012, there was 2 things I liked the most about MLP:FiM: the show’s realistic messages and the fandom. For once, there was a community where many were looking for WAPD (What A Pony Do) and try the best to apply what they learned. Newcomers were encouraged to post more artwork, music or video, even if they weren’t very good at it. We supported each other. It wasn’t a perfect fandom for sure but it was the best I ever saw and I wanted to be part of it even contribute to help strive and last.
I began to feel alive again. Heck I can even say it saved my life as I was going under severe depressi
I teamed up with FouDubulbe ~FouDubulbe (https://www.deviantart.com/foudubulbe) to create a better version of is video "Damp Rocks", so we came up with a video with the voice of Trixie and Maud included, thanks to the help of imshadow007 :iconimshadow007: and Wubcake :iconwubcakeva: I'm very proud of the result!
All the sculptures you did are amazing! I hope to have enough money to commission something from you later. Meanwhile, I will keep a look at your latest creations. Is there commissions you didn't shown in your gallery?