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Shade-of-the-Candle and Her Swords (Personal Art) by the-gneech Shade-of-the-Candle and Her Swords (Personal Art) :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 12 8 Diana, Leona, and Roxie (Commission) by the-gneech Diana, Leona, and Roxie (Commission) :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 12 7 Shade-Of-the-Candle by the-gneech Shade-Of-the-Candle :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 12 7 Hail the Conquering Heroes by the-gneech Hail the Conquering Heroes :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 4 1 And the Winners Are... by the-gneech And the Winners Are... :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 5 2 Charity/Langley Fantasy (Suburban Jungle Boogie) by the-gneech
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Charity/Langley Fantasy (Suburban Jungle Boogie) :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 4 3
Chekov's Gun Show by the-gneech Chekov's Gun Show :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 9 3 Behind the Scenes, With Nii-Chan (Wallpaper) by the-gneech Behind the Scenes, With Nii-Chan (Wallpaper) :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 3 0 SJ Boogie: Beach Bums (Starring Rufo) by the-gneech
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SJ Boogie: Beach Bums (Starring Rufo) :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 1 0
Nii-chan... iiiin... SPAAAAACE! by the-gneech Nii-chan... iiiin... SPAAAAACE! :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 13 3 Rufo Has a Cunning Plan by the-gneech Rufo Has a Cunning Plan :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 13 3 Langley: Hair of the Dog (SJ Boogie) by the-gneech
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Langley: Hair of the Dog (SJ Boogie) :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 5 1
Nii-chan Telegram Stickers by the-gneech Nii-chan Telegram Stickers :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 6 0 Just Help Yourself, Leonard by the-gneech Just Help Yourself, Leonard :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 6 3 Wallpaper Wednesday! by the-gneech Wallpaper Wednesday! :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 2 0 Flyer for AC by the-gneech Flyer for AC :iconthe-gneech:the-gneech 2 0


For the honor of GRAYSKULL by FranciscoETCHART For the honor of GRAYSKULL :iconfranciscoetchart:FranciscoETCHART 706 136 Moar sparkles! by W-Fang Moar sparkles! :iconw-fang:W-Fang 7 1 Katana by W-Fang Katana :iconw-fang:W-Fang 31 4 The wasteland starlift by thefirstfleet The wasteland starlift :iconthefirstfleet:thefirstfleet 194 74 Jim, look by thefirstfleet Jim, look :iconthefirstfleet:thefirstfleet 186 92 Applejack Painting Paint by AssasinMonkey Applejack Painting Paint :iconassasinmonkey:AssasinMonkey 1,476 44 Popeye Vs Thanos by CoranKizerStone Popeye Vs Thanos :iconcorankizerstone:CoranKizerStone 2,065 159 Aram Shower by The-SixthLeafClover
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Aram Shower :iconthe-sixthleafclover:The-SixthLeafClover 549 53
Seris by oldkingkoal Seris :iconoldkingkoal:oldkingkoal 166 29 Sheila Dungeons  Dragons by jkuri96 Sheila Dungeons Dragons :iconjkuri96:jkuri96 173 21 Caipora by Yanporfirio Caipora :iconyanporfirio:Yanporfirio 398 11 Lion and the Lamb by AlectorFencer Lion and the Lamb :iconalectorfencer:AlectorFencer 1,577 116 catradora [sketch] by eddiew catradora [sketch] :iconeddiew:eddiew 64 4 me too by thiefmaster905 me too :iconthiefmaster905:thiefmaster905 265 21 Personal space problems by yuri-murasaki Personal space problems :iconyuri-murasaki:yuri-murasaki 334 15 hey adora by summer-draws hey adora :iconsummer-draws:summer-draws 286 10


Shade-of-the-Candle and Her Swords (Personal Art)

Shady considers combat something of a failure state– making wisecracks at somebody who’s dead isn’t half as much fun– but if she has to fight, she’ll straight up murder you. >.>

She employs an acrobatic, free-wheeling dual-cutlass combat style that emphasizes wild leaps and flashy, unpredictable moves... you're never quite sure if she's attacking, she's running away, or you've just bled to death from a million tiny cuts.

My 2018 report!…

Where I've been, where I am, where I'm going from here. :) My life coaching biz, Suburban Jungle, writing projects, Nii-chan, and more. Enjoy!
Christmas presents are on Shady this year.

...Also, the kobold king called, he wants Santa to put her on the "Naughty" list.

So yeah, this is Shade-Of-the-Candle, or "Shady" to her friends. I had already been noodling around with this idea for my next D&D character, and Catra from the new She-Ra series inspired me to go ahead and flesh her out some. She's a chaotic neutral swashbuckler, an adrenalin junkie with no fucks to give, whose motivation basically boils down to doing all the things people keep telling her not to. (Of course, I am not a jerk player, so her CN alignment etc. are not excuses to wreck the game, merely descriptors.)

I love my little problem child. <3
Hail the Conquering Heroes
As the warm glow of the setting sun bathes us in its light, we say… “WTF, Rufo.”

IN OTHER NEWS! The Creativity Klatch still has openings for December - March. Got an art project that needs support? We've got coaching for that! ;)…

-The Gneech

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I was going to do a commission raffle when my Patreon hit $200! But... it turns out that raffles are officially not allowed as Patreon rewards, so that's out.

So instead, I've decided to invite my subscribers to come up with and vote on a piece of bonus art, here

Later this week (probably Weds or Thurs) I'll bring all the suggestions together into a poll the idea that gets the most votes will be the winner. Think of it as a crowdsourced commission. ;)

(Note: This is in addition to the monthly SJ Boogie and other images.)

Ground Rules
  1. It has to be something I'm willing to draw, so all the usual caveats of no gore, cruelty, disempowerment, that kind of jazz apply. Things I'm not willing to draw, simply won't go onto the poll.
  2. It can involve the SJ cast, OCs, pop culture characters, whatever. It could be another Ponies vs. Daleks piece if that's what would float your boat.
  3. Maximum three characters, pls.
  4. It can be a NSFW piece (rule 1 still applies), but that would only be available to $5+ subscribers. If a SFW version is feasible, that will be available to everyone.
So! Whattya want to see? :) Here are some potential ideas I've had, which will also be on the poll:

  • Finished version of Slippery When Wet (… ).
  • Langley: Bikini-top snatcher! And a very irritated Charity.
  • Ponies vs. Daleks: Princess Luna
  • Ponies vs. Daleks: Princess Cadance

Head on over and post your ideas! (Only ideas from subscribers will go into the poll, thanks! ^.^')

-The Gneech


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John "The Gneech" Robey
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Creator of The Suburban Jungle ( and NeverNever (, known in the MLPFIM fandom for my "Ponies vs. Daleks" fanart series, launching a new comic this summer, generally creative dude. Often in a fedora, and always silly.

NOTE: I much prefer e-mail to website notes. Please contact me via

Commissions are OPEN! (Full Color; Requires Three Weeks)
Badge: $40
Full Figure/Simple Image: $45
Rendered Scene: $50
Additional Characters/Complexity: +$15 and up
Real Media Image: +$15
Print: (postage costs) + $5


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BondoFox Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry I missed your birthday man, hope it was great!  :iconpartycannonplz:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
...the happiest of birthdays to you great artist...hope all is well for you and yours...=3
Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
I hope you had a Happy Birthday, The-Gneech. B-)
NettFox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Happy Birthday! Wish you the best of this day.
real-s Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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drivernjax Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Happy Birthday, Gneech.  I hope you enjoy it to the max.
KarouWS Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
happy impending birthday.  ^_^
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