Season finale thoughts.Season finale?:iconclapplz:I loved it.The FiM team is amazing, and I am consistently impressed with the work they do on each episode.I marvel at the believability they breathe into the world and the characters. From the writing to the music to the animation. Each component is seriously and thoughtfully composed... The emotions of the characters feel genuine, and because the characters take themselves seriously, the viewers connect with them.Cartoons/animations/comics have immense power... and it makes me so happy to see a cartoon that finally takes that power seriously. Most people dismiss the idea of cartoons being serious, and that is a tragic mistake... Cartoons are symbolic in their expression, and the more "simple" they are, the more symbolic they may become. My Little Pony is the perfect example of this. The designs are simple, but the symbolism is rich with meaning and substance (because the creators care). This is why it is a good show.Children deserve to be taken serious
That Kony thing.Kony needs to be brought to justice. As I'm sure you are all becoming aware of while this video travels the viral circuit.I'd like to share some observations of mine...The first being: spending the resources to bring Kony to justice shouldn't be a priority. Why?Because, in the grand scheme of things, he's just one person. And while one person can commit extremely heinous atrocities and crimes against humanity... There's a bigger picture to think about.Besides, where do you suppose Kony gets all those weapons? Shouldn't something like that be the bigger priority?Uganda isn't the pit of despair that it was when Kony was there. Yes, It's a nation recovering from a dark period, a struggling nation; but a nation that is trying to build itself. And that is what the real focus needs to be on --growth and development. That means education, economy, healthcare, infrastructure, and sustainable government.That doesn't mean: Chasing s
That moment.When you realize that you have a lot you need to do.Even more you need to learn.And what feels like zero time...It's so terrifying. Or exhilarating?I don't know.But either way, I probably shouldn't over-think it.
Devious Journal EntryThe moments in this last episode that spoke to me.
Devious Journal Entry
July.Just an update. Been busy, busy, busy...Mostly with work and getting ready for Everfree.I'm excited, but nervous for Everfree. Never done anything like it before... but it is an experience that I look forward to. Not going to have tons of stuff to sell, but I'll have a few things. Also, commissions. Probably just pencil sketches, but maaaybe some ink stuff. Depends. Mostly, I'm just looking forward to meeting all you fellow pony weirdos.There was an amazing thunderstorm last week, which was just marvelous for my senses. Too much work at my computer frazzles my brain... and what could be a better remedy than a walk in a thunderstorm? The air smells fresh, the thunder shakes the earth, the rain is warm, and the lighting jolts the mind. Not to mention some rushes of adrenaline when the storm starts to feel closer than you originally thought...Sensory recharge.So that was nice.In the last few weeks, I've attempted meditating. Which is new for me... I mean, I didn't exactly meditate w
Flight Rising - Fourth Video Preview is Up!On the horizon is an exciting world of dragons, creatures, and exploration. Currently in development, Flight Rising is a web-based activity site featuring dragon breeding, warfare, adventuring, and collecting. Make friends, play games, and grow your clan! www.flightrising.comThe first four video previews for the Flight Rising website are up. They cover elemental selection, creating your first dragon, genes, and patterns, apparel, and the first half of our battle system.9.7.12 - Element Selection + First Dragon9.14.12 - Blueprints, Genes, & Patterns9.21.12 - Apparel9.28.12 - Coliseum Part 1Preview Schedule:10.5.12 Battlestones & Coliseum ContFuture topics will include: Auctionhouse, Bestiary, Clan Profile, Energy, Gathering, Fairegrounds
Flight RisingFlight Rising is an online browser-based game about dragons. The game itself is nearing completion but is not yet released. The team has opened up several social communities where we will trickle in previews, host contests, and give away alpha-codes. If you've enjoyed some of the art that's been posted for it, perhaps you might be interested in following one of our social communities!Deviantart Group: http://flightrising.deviantart.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/flightrisingTumblr: http://flightrising.tumblr.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/flightrising
Points Giveaway80 points giveaway!all you have to do is fave this, watch me and fave one of my deviants!the winner will be announced in 1 week or so!http://www.youtube.com/watch?vy_-3di1yx0
A happy roadside rescue SUCCESS story...To clear the air of the sad one I just got out of my system.I remember once I was on my way to work, and I saw a turtle start to make its way across the roadside. He was REALLY TEARIN' IT UP for a turtle. xD I didn't even know they could move that fast. Its chubby turtle feet were flying. But I was already past it! I was trying to think of what to do, should I turn around?I looked in the rear-view mirror and a truck was coming. D: As I watched, the truck started to turn TOWARDS the turtle, and I'm thinking, oh my god, this jerk is trying to kill it! ...But after angling his truck a bit to make sure no cars could pass, the HUGE, MANLY TRUCK DRIVER hops out of the cabin, runs over to the turtle, grabs it like a football, and tears off across the road into the woods to let it go.So many people don't even bother to stop for animals on their way to work, but not only did he stop, but he personally escorted it
While we're on the subject......of people marrying purple cartoon horses, I just remembered a little tidbit about my life I thought you guys would find interesting.My senior prom date was my original GameBoy....I get along best with boys. I happen to really enjoy their company, and their interests and personalities are usually closer to mine than most of the females I meet. So, most of the friends in my life have been male. The problem is, I happen to be female. (Just about) every male friend I have ever had has at one point or another had a crush on me. I am not flattered by or proud of that. It's been nothing but aggravation and stress for me, for two reasons. For one, I have never been one for romance. I have zero interest in romantic things (although I do enjoy them in video games from time to time). For another, I have a severe guilt complex, and I HATE the fact that boys have CRIED and even THREATENED SUICIDE over me....At the time of my senior prom, at least 5 boys had crushes on me. I had no interest in
You know what's cool about Tetris?No one argues about whether or not the L-block is a Mary Sue, or which other block the T-Block loves, canonically.Tetris is a great video game.Edit: Old, relevant journal is old, yet still relevant.
Why so many people love MLP:Because in this era of constant fear of terrorism and economic collapse, a little corner of sweetness and happiness has been desperately needed for a long time. People are tired of being scared all the time. It's a place where you can forget our miserable world for a fun-filled twenty minutes. It's a place where you can meet amazing people from every country, who are kind, generous, loyal, honest, and full of laughter and friendship in equal measure.In a nutshell.
Just thought i'd toss this out here before bed...In the newest video of John De Lancie he was bombarded with pony questions again and was straight out asked if he was returning as Discord. To which he replied"I am."Apparently it's a "major story line" which means Discord is not going to be just a minor character this time and is gonna have some big significance. Which is just....friggin epic.So that brony was right when he said Discord was returning as a recurring character because John De Lancie confirmed that himself, saying he did a recording two months ago for the crew and said it was "very interesting" or something like that.Hell. Yes.With that in mind I'll also leave this plot synopsis for the next chapter here.It's chaos in the kingdom as Luna goes missing. In the midst of trying to find her, Celestia is finally told of Twilight and Fluttershy's crime with "Alicorn's Power". When Twilight goes missing next, Celestia is determined to find her student. Meanwhile, Discord is on the hunt to find and finally reconcile w
Getting a First Storyboarding GigThis question came in from Twitter today: "How would I go about getting a first storyboarding gig?" I thought I'd put my answer on the blog so others can read it too. Here it is:When I was starting out I had absolutely no idea how to look for work myself. It ends up being different for everybody. The big thing when I was starting out was to make sure LOTS of people saw my work. This was before the Internet got started, so I was working on my college newspaper, making comics and showing them off at conventions. It was meeting a Ren & Stimpy director at a convention that helped me get my start. He liked my comics, and he told me all about how storyboarding for TV works.The main thing that helped me get started was that I got my work OUT THERE where people could see it. That's a million times easier to do now than ever before; no publishing costs too get your work see by countless people through blogs and Facebook and Twitter, etc.Here's a crazy story: last year I came across a guy on
DerpyderpyderpyderpyDERPY-> New episode of FiM airs-> Comment threads standard for first 01m55s-> One of fanon's favourite background characters spotlights in start of episode not only with fan-assigned name but also voice acting.-> Fanbase. goes. bat-shit-crazy.YES.I shall spend the remainder of the weekend in a state of complete happiness and zen-like contentment.
Season 3.pretty sure a lot of you already heard about thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=mFtAF-y1PYsalways love a singing Twilight SparkleandakjdshdhkkjSpikesings:iconrainbowgaspplzhthecheeroftheaudience:iconspikederpplz:
Perception on the InternetYour average user on the internet can generally say whatever they want about an issue. It's alright to voice an opinion because no one is really going to track you down and attack you for having one (unless you're doing it in a really really public place like a forum or chat room). However, as I've become somewhat popular online, I've noticed a perception from people that I must maintain a neutral and unbiased outlook at all times on every issue.Regardless of what that issue is I'm not generally free to express my opinion without first listing a whole bunch of qualifiers for "why" I feel this way, or by making it very clear that it's OK for you to disagree. You are not allowed to "sum up" an experience, and it's greatly discouraged for you to generalize. I've notice that this mentality has greatly affected my writing style as it forces me to tip toe very carefully around every issue I address.Using my most famous example: I am not allowed to say that I enjoyed Metroid: Othe
I just got the most amazing mail *w*Firstly: There's still a contest going on, do join~http://rosey-raven.deviantart.com/journal/SunTC-contest-time-361574229Secondly:I GOT A BOXWhat a pretty box!Box~okay okay, so what was in the box? Let's find out 8DOop, something peeks out it's... it's ... *w*:icontfathundercrackerplz::iconsaysplz: ME!:iconssragefaceplz::iconsaysplz: HOW DARE YOU PUSH ME DOWN CLONE!:icontfathundercrackerplz::iconsaysplz: I AM BETTER THAT YOU! I CAN DO WHAT I WANT!:iconssragefaceplz::iconsaysplz: YOU ARE A CLONE! AND A WORTHLESS ONE AT THAT!...seekers, seekers please, stop fighting D8That's better~ SO~These would be the most amazing,, awesome, cutest plushies I...jsfkjbgkjabgjfkgbajkfgjrgjfgkag LOOK AT THEM, THEY ARE ADORABLE :iconomgsocuteplz:Made by the amazing :icon6thclone: and you should go to her page and get yourself an ADORABLE PRECIOUS seeker plushie seriously :iconchuuplz: Oh look, tiny versions of yourselves 8D Ithinktheymightbeafraidhere...Ah~ Our new BFFs
LIGHT Part 1 is OUT!! 8Dhttp://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=-9VznGuOBh8GO SEE IT. NAO.
Dimstar's Past Episode 12 IS COMPLETEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVdIGSrrxCE&feature=youtu.beOHOHO
I had the weirdest dream last night.It was two seconds long.and this is what happened:This kid was prancing around waving his arms randomly like sdSKJDSKJDSKDJSBHURHRUHRUand then he said:"ICH SPIELE COMPUTEREPIELE! 8D"then i woke up. ;;;...that was the stupidest phrase i've ever heard in my entire life.it means "I PLAY COMPUTER GAMES! 8D" in German. D:TRUST ME I TRASHED THOSE THINGS LONG AGO.BUT IT'S STILL SCHTEWPEED.
Newwww Journal skin and profile layout.EDIT: So I fixed some things... and it's still messy but it will have to do for now!I'm still tweaking it, as you can see this journal is ugly and messy right now. XDand yes, short Nick is snort.and for those of you who don't know [which happens to be all of you] that is what nick wore when he worked on Blik -w-
I Have Seen The Future and It Is Retro!Over the past month, the deviantART community has been hard at work creating thousands of t-shirt designs for our latest Design Challenge, Retro Future: The Future That Never Was. Today, we are happy to announce the 75 semi-finalists, from which two winning designs will be chosen! Each of the winning designers will receive $1,500, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt will be featured for sale in the deviantWEAR shop.The entries below represent the 75 most voted-for qualifying entries. A portion of entries that were some of the top voted have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the Official Terms or contained unlicensed third-party content. There were also several designers who had multiple designs make the top 75. As our Official Terms state, only on
Thank a tree this weekend.Any tree.Go up to it.Acknowledge its existence.And thank it.Just because.