This is a story about a mare named Twilight.Twilight studied for the princess in a big castle, where she was student number 427.Student number 427's studies were simple:She sat at a desk in library 427, and read books on the shelves.Orders came to her through a dragon by her desk, telling her what books to read, how long to study them, and in what order.This is what student 427 did, every day, of every month, of every year.And although others might have considered it solely reading, Twilight relished every moment that the orders came in, as though she had been born exactly for this job.And Twilight...was happy.And then one day, something very peculiar happened.Something that would forever change Twilight...Something that she would never quite forget...
The CatToday, my cat "Blacky" passed away.This cat was no ordinary cat, and he was certainly more than just a pet.Blacky was a black cat. He was born in 1991, and died today; Thursday, August 7th, 2014. Twenty-three human years of age.Being born two years before I was, he was a part of my life since my very first day. He's literally been with me for my entire life.We grew up together. We played and fought, as though we were brothers. You know what? We WERE brothers. I knew that cat better than anybody else, and that cat knew me just as well.He loved to play, and he loved to hunt. He was a very active cat, spending much of his time outdoors. On the other hand, he spent almost as much time chilling out and being lazy. That cat sure knew how to relax!We spent a lot of time together, and we loved eachother dearly.But alas, the time would eventually come when we would have to say goodbye to eachother...This morning, I took a stroll down the street, to a local coffee shop. I was there fo
Time to Move on... Hey all How you guys doing?TL;DR?I'm leaving the MLP stuff.Basically, the point of this journal (I'll try not to make it too long.) is that I'm getting ready to move on from the whole My Little Pony scene.It's been fun, guys, but let's face it, I was only going to keep it up for so long.As you have probably noticed, despite (attempting) to make comics for the last few months, I've pretty much fallen out of the whole MLP fandom scene.Unlike when I first joined, back in 2011, where I'd be scouring the various websites for the latest news and re-watching the weekly episodes, I'm just not pushed to do so anymore. I never got around to finishing Season 3, or watching that movie thing, and I've pretty much ignored the whole thing.Don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show, nor do I HATE the fandom, I still really enjoy it, and I really do hope I'll watch the last of S3. It's just I've certainly
THANK YOU!!!The Season 1 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has finally aired.I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the absolutely amazing, incredible, astounding crew of MLP:FiM for all their hard work and dedication. Im so grateful to have such a talented group of artists give their all for what could have easily been seen from day one as silly, girly fluff unworthy of their time. Together I think we helped prove that for girls does not have to automatically equal lame.And a gigantic thank you to the fans of the show!!! The kids, the parents and all you bronies!! The array of people this show has touched has completely exceeded my wildest expectations! I cannot believe the response, and, as Im sure youve noticed, I cannot keep up with the messages!!! Thank you all for your words of praise, thanks, curiosity, and even your thoughtful criticisms. Fr
HAPPY NEW YEAR! (plus rant XD)HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope you guys had a wonderful 2014! I certainly did. There were a lot of changes and other great things. For me, the best thing of 2014 was going to college. Words can't describe how much I enjoyed it and I truly do feel one step closer to my dream which is just the best feeling in the world. I'm really excited to see where this takes me and I'll definitely keep you guys updated!Other than what was happening in real life, plenty things were happening right here as well with you guys! We've reached 2,625,520 pageviews in 2014 meaning we had only around 30,000 at the beginning of the year, and there are now 12,350 0f you guys watching me! Like damn guys! That's pretty great and way more than I could ask for. I had around 1,000 of you guys watching me by New Years 2014. The FiMFiction group has 73 stories in it and 652 members. Absolutely INSANE! I've also found myself improving s
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Peace Out!Well, I'm off to college tomorrow! Yaaaaaaay! I'm really excited However, I am kinda sad that I'm not gonna be as active on here for quite some time. I won't have Paint Tool Sai anymore since I have a new Mac. Well, I do have Sai, but there's not pen pressure which defeats the whole purpose of Sai for me haha. So, I won't be uploading digital stuff until I get some Adobe and animation programs from school. Might upload some traditional stuff but we'll see. I'll definitely keep in contact with you guys and reply to comments the best I can (Also, I mentioned this before in a previous deviation, because I'm leaving, I will no longer be providing cover art for stories until further notice. It kinda sucks because I really did like doing cover art :/ )It's exciting to finally be going to college aghajskdoshsjsk! It was sad saying bye to all my friends though. And I'll miss Hawaii along with all of my family members who love here. But I'm going back to California, where I lived f
Thank you, everyone!from johnjosecoYesterday was a fantastic birthday filled with more wishes and art than I could have ever hoped for! Thank you EVERYBODY for taking the time out of your day to wish me well on DA, Twitter, Tumblr, and IRL! I feel tremendously thankful and blessed to count you all as friends. I wouldn't be here, doing this pony thing, without you all to accompany along the way. It's the community and the joy of experiencing it all together that makes a fandom worthwhile. And I'm honored to be a part of this one!Thank you all so much! You have ALL my love and appreciation! From foalpapersfrom egophiliacFrom foolyguyfrom toonboy92484from ironbr
O-O (Updated with a picture)Story time!Alllllllrighty everyone! Time for a story! But first a story to preface the story.Many moons ago, whilst browsing the blog section of a website I was a journalist for, I had stumbled upon an entree from a internet acquaintance regarding his copy of Halo 4, and how Amazon (or competing company--I don't remember who he had bought it through) had yet to deliver it to him. One or two weeks after the initial launch of the game, he was understandably quite frustrated with the company. Where was his copy? Why hadn't they delivered it yet? Why was Master Chief left to float around the galaxy in the butt piece of Forward Unto Dawn? These answers and more were left dangling in a passing breeze due to the lack of coordination of one company. Being a Halo connoisseur myself, I understood his pain. I am a pretty big fan of the series (I somehow even managed to get an unprovoked happy birthday from Halo's multiplayer announcer o
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Fear of Blank Canvas.I've been painting since I was quite young.But still, I am overwhelmed and intimidated once I am facing the vast 'whiteness' of a blank canvas.Like Goliath to little David, the empty space challenges me and I recoil.I think being a good painter is nothing other than to overcome this fear of blank canvas.Just like Van Gogh said,a good painter never fears the canvas;The canvas fears him.
One Year of PonyBest year of my life.First of all, thank you so much everyone for the birthday wishes! It means a whole lot to me. I've been meaning to write this for a few days, but I had a lot more to say too.A little over one year ago, out of a mixture of boredom and curiousity, I watched a few episodes of this colorful pony show. Shortly afterwards I did something very out-of-character and something that was very rare in my life until that point - I picked up a pencil and tried to draw. And then I shared these scribbles on Ponychan, and at some time, someone said something along the lines of, "Good work, keep it up!", which I'd never even dreamt of hearing before. And so after searching for years, I finally found a reason to draw. And everyday I still look forward to seeing these wonderful people that I met way back then.Hundreds of paintings later (and thousands of ponies ), I look back on this year and see all the wonderful friends I've made here and have yet to make, people who I truly ca
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My thoughts on Princess MolestiaWe do not understand what the fuss is all about.