did a lot of cool stuff though! i'm glad i went.
very busy, but i brought my tablet with me and have about half a page done
god be with you all
The sun and the moon watch alone on the rooftop
the stars in their castle look down from above.
The moon begs 'redeem me or let me sleep quickly;
my heart is a shell, my soul weeps like a dove.'
The stars remain silent, their gaze ever scornful;
The sun and the moon look up from below.
The sun says 'our ending will not be their triumph,
our love is a prison they cannot outgrow.'
The stars deign that it is their pleasure to speak, then
and in chorus baleful, they all whisper 'hush,
you cannot deter us, distract or defer us
from our liberation and your final dusk.'
The sun says 'we did not aggress you nor grieve you—
the chains you revile were forged in your heart—
and if you destroy us, Their light will consume you
for, loosed from the lamp, light shatters the dark'
The sun and the moon watch alone on the rooftop
the stars in their castle have all turned away
the sun whispers 'sister, bear watch for my morning
and you may then sleep, come the break of the day'
it's not that I have a problem with it taking a lot of work, but I suddenly realized how many other stories i want to tell, of my own. by the time I finish this story, it would be a couple years further on, and the stories I want to tell would be no closer to reaching the world.
I'm really sorry to disappoint you guys, but I've been spending most of my free time recently working on an original story that I hope to turn into a webcomic—that's why there haven't been any further updates.
Really sorry, again, but finishing friendship update would stall my own stories for years, and i gotta get them out or else i might very possibly explode.
I don't want to leave you guys hanging, so if you like, I can write up a summary of where the story was supposed to go, and post the few scraps of concept art I had kicking around.
i did the comic in Extremely Fancy Art Mode because i hoped to attract people who would help me with it, so i could maintain the quality at a fast pace alongside real life work.
unfortunately, no help has been forthcoming.
to this end i will be continuing the comic but in a drastically cut-down level of quality so that i can keep working on other things without actually leaving the entire story rotting on the vine.
the prologue will end at the current art level, but starting with chapter one the whole thing will be pared down.
depicting them this way is not
a) dramatic irony, because people use it as a sloppy shortcut to get straight to the evil and it is never well written.
b) an intellectual deconstruction, because it is comprehensively out of character and has never been voiced to fit their personality, or even been partially explained.
c) a fresh take, because it's been done a kasquillion times.
sincerely, some douchebag
P.S. the 'lunar empire' and the whole concept of 'over-throwing celestia' is a really weird idea, given that luna and celestia are joint rulers, best friends, sisters and also two people who love each other forever and have done so since, as far as anyone can tell, the world was born.
DHX Media: Rarity was the first of her sort of character to not be a shallow, selfish, unlikeable whiner.
Lauren Faust's Rarity was refined, and artsy and fussy and vain and a bit hoity-toity, let's face it—a real Boston Blue-Blood. But she was kind and generous or at least tried very hard to be—even if she didn't always succeed, or gave from the wrong motivation—and she would on several occasions go against her very nature in order to help others. I guess Lauren Faust was trying to show that you can be super girly and not like dirt and like dresses and etiquette and formality and style things and STILL be a great friend and a nice person and not be some unlikeable prissy snob.
After Lauren Faust left, you started to undo all that. Good job.
some loser tool
no but seriously, I am just going to straight up ignore the majority of rarity's traits as the seasons progress and just offer those seasons the occasional nod in the way of plot development because apparently the writers at The Studio Formerly Named B won't dare preserve a positive character trait if they can sacrifice it in the name of a cheap gag.
Thanks for showing up you guys, it really makes it less tedious to have people to talk to.
I've been tentatively convinced that what I believed to have happened may not have actually happened? I dunno, I'll try to look into it more and get back to you.
okay I think I have definitely been convinced that this is not true. I am extremely happy because thinking about dealing with any of it let alone thinking about the events themselves is enough material to make me break out in a flop sweat and heart palpitations: www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/…
sorry about propagating the drama trainI guess I should probably look into things further before posting about them.
Basically it's just: I am looking for an inker! If there's anyone out there with an even, light touch who feels up to inking 1 (or sometimes 2) pages a week, I would super-love some help.
I am in college, and so there's only so much time I can put into each page etc. I'm getting close to the end of this term, which is why I guess I haven't really been able to put up so many pages as I wanted. The biggest problem I have is inking. I can get inks out, which I mean I can make a bunch of black lines in some places and not in others, but to tell you the truth I'm slow, unintuitive, and I'm not good at it. I am much faster at basically any other part of the process. Writing, layout, sketching, colouring, background painting, lettering, you name it.
Anyway, drop me a note or something if you feel up to itand thanks for looking all you guys. I hope you enjoy the whole comic deal as it is so far and in the future etc.
the way I used to love you long agoooo
yes I'm coming BACK
hoping that you'll haaave meee,
and this time I will never let you GOOOOO
(ponies should have returned to this account by this time next week)