I will… I will have you back Rainbow Dash, whatever it takes. You will be mine forever!
Stop looking at me like that! Ugh! Dweebs!
Photo by Frysco at MFF2013
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Their artist was the one that made up Cimmerian’s ref for me :)
commission of a ref sheet for http://www.furaffinity.net/user/frysco of his night guard batpony character!
Took about 2 hours ( ref sheets tend to take a bit more time than regular images, as more neatening is required )
This is Cimmerian, my bat pony/night guard. My idea behind the bat ponies is that they guard Tartarus, responsible not only for making sure things don’t get out, but also going and capturing those creatures that need to be put in there.
His cutie-mark is a Devil’s Trap, which if you’ve watched the CW’s Supernatural, you might recognize. It’s a symbol that can trap a demon.
Everfree NW announced their dates for 2014 - July 4-6 - and once again it’s the same weekend as Anthrocon. Unsurprisingly, people are grumbling that they have to choose one convention over another, and “how could Everfree make the same mistake to pick the same weekend again?”
While I’m not privy to contract negotiations in this case, I do have 15 years of convention staffing experience, and can offer the most likely solution: It wasn’t easy, but it really was the only option.
Let’s look first at how pony cons have grown in the past few years:
- In 2011, there were two conventions - both of them BroNYCONs.
- In 2012, this grew to 11 conventions - most of them in the latter part of the year
- In 2013, there are 35 conventions, counting those that have already happened, and those that are still upcoming - over the summer months, there are 11 conventions in 12 weeks.
Everfree is a summer convention, and wishes to keep being a summer convention. This means that the convention has to be very careful not to step on the date of another pony convention. If it did, the drama that it would cause would likely be quite intense and cause political fallout between organizers. No convention really wants to do that.
While Everfree is so far the only convention to have announced dates in the summer for next year, the convention has to assume that the cons that have/are taking place over the summer will maintain a similar date for next year. Presumably those conventions are still working out contracts with their venues, or have them set but just not announced yet. So the safest thing for Everfree to do is to keep the same weekend, as other conventions can assume that it would be on that weekend.
Where does Anthrocon fit into all of this though? Well, even though Anthrocon is the largest furry convention in the world, it is not a pony con. Yes, there are many people that go to it that are also bronys, but also far many more people who aren’t. While there is similarity and crossover between the furry and pony fandoms, most people do consider them to be completely and totally separate. As such, there is far less political fallout and drama that would be caused by being on the same date.
Yes, it sucks that they’re on the same weekend.
Yes, Everfree probably would have a higher membership count if it was on a different weekend from Anthrocon, and vice versa.
Yes, there are staff on Everfree that would love to be able to go to Anthrocon, and vice versa.
But what weekend could Everfree move to and still be in the summer, not stomp on any other pony con’s date, and also, still have space in the current hotel?
It really is a complex juggling game to find the date for a convention, and the increasing number of pony cons have only made it harder. One thing is for certain: there is no right answer to please everyone.
Sadly, no. I always had wanted to get the CMC to interact with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, but they were created too late, and things never worked out :(
Sometimes confusion is much more valuable than more deception.
Reblogging, as that’s the back of Spectrum’s head in panels 7 & 8 ;)
OOOOH MAAAAN, another giveaway!!!!! This time it is the second special giveaway! The reason I’m having it id because I’m including male Trixie “Tristan” into the story!! ERRMERGERD! One more special thing about this one giveaway is that… *drumroll* …. THERE ARE TWO GIVEAWAYS IN ONE!!! Soooo this is what they are:
Tristan needs a buddy. One that he’s been hanging out with a while! (I’m too lazy to design new ponies so that why im making it into a giveaway) Every male pony / other male Equestrian creature is allowed! I might do a personality change on your character. I’m kinda looking for a cool character, pretty chill n stuff, so yeah.
Tristan is kind of flirty from time to time and he likes messing around with others, and for that I think I would need a female pony! hohohohhHOHOOH! Yes, any female pony is alright!!! Any personality is fine too!
My, my this will be one exciting giveaway!
- Like / reblog to enter! ( or both for a bigger chance! )
- If you decide to reblog, please add which one your going for! 1 or 2.
- It ends around 6 pm my time (norwegian time, idk what that is in your guys place XD)
- No, you do not have to be a follower to attend, even tho new followers are appreciated! (Even tho I dont want you guys to just follow because of this giveaway!)
Good luck ~
I think option 1 ;)
Where there’s weather, there’s weatherponies.
Time for another exciting round of “who’s the real pony?”
Also featuring, of course, Hobby Nobby of ask-hobby-nobby
Look at who makes an appearance in the last panel!
*sends the Tryp’ling some <3* ;)
Please put your hooves together and welcome back a very special musical guest to our second annual convention, Michelle Creber. As you all likely know, the talented Ms. Creber lends her voice to Apple Bloom, as well as sings for both Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle. Last year, Michelle was one of our musical headliners and stole the show at Ponystock!
Aside from her voicework, music, and being a multi-instrumentalist—Michelle is also an accomplished actor, having starred last year in the Hallmark movie Smart Cookies, alongside fellow Cutie Mark Crusader Claire Corlett. Michelle also stars in the hit web series Speedy & Stretch. Check out her own website to hear her music and buy her album!
So join us all in welcoming back Michelle Creber to the Emerald City this summer at Everfree Northwest! We have more exciting news coming, so be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and keey an eye on our website.
“Say, Bic Macintosh. Did you have an awesome time in Seaddle last year?”
“You wouldn’t miss it this year, would you?”
Please put your hooves together for the talented Mr. Peter New! Think he just does voices? Peter is also an accomplished screenwriter who received the 2002 Leo Award for best screenplay for the Canadian comedy “Point Blank.” In addition to the beloved Big Macintosh in My Little Pony, Peter lends his voice to several popular anime series, such as Hikaru no Go, Deathnote, and InuYasha. On the silver screen, Peter has had roles in such recent films as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon. Most recently, he plays the neurotic mongoose Sunil Nevla in DHX’s hit new show, The Littlest Pet Shop.
What’s that? You like special guest announcements? Stay tuned, everypony…
Artwork by the talented Dana Simpson: http://inkandwhitespace.com/
First up we’ve got CON*TACT!
Con*tact was one of our lovely vendors last year, and they had such a great time they’ve signed up for round two! Con*tact is run by our friend Spellbound Woods. However Con*tact has a special cutie mark; Con*tact specializes in handmade caffeinated soaps. They had one for each of the mane six last year! This year they’ll be adding solid perfumes and collectible stickers to their table as well.
If you can’t wait until the convention to get some of their products, you can always check them out online.
I’ve just quit there as Character Wizard, as well as from all the other characters I play there.
'Officially', I was asked to step down because I'm not active enough, but I know that it's a few people who've been angling to have me off staff for a while (because my views about certain things are diametrically opposite than theirs, among other issues) latched onto a night last week when I blew up at a few people because they just continually pushed at my buttons and refused to even consider where my point of view of a particular issue was coming from. With that, they paint me as unstable and even too dangerous to move the MU* to my server because of what I might do.
Anyone who knows me outside of the the MLP fandom might know that I have run the hosting site Critter.Net for over 10 years and, even though I may have had personal issues with people I host during that time, have never let that get in the way of my professionalism in treating this business as a business. Being accused of that by these people, even indirectly, was the final knife-twist that made me decide “It’s time to leave”.
So what now for Spectrum Flash? I don’t know. I still have Everfree NW where I’m staff - at least for this year. Further than that, no clue.
In honor of Spirit’s one year anniversary, it’s time for a follower contest giveaway! What’s being given away?
1st Place: Receives A Cloudsdale pony set, a mini perler Fix-It Felix head, a free color commission of one character of their choice, and also their choice of one secret pony related prizes that I picked up while at MAGfest! (Special prizes will be revealed after contest winner is chosen!)
2nd Place: Receives a Wonderbolt button, a Derpy Hooves keychain, and a free sketch of one character (sketch implied here)
(As a special rule 1st Place will have the option to switch out their special prize choice for the Wonderbolt button and DH keychain if they prefer. In that case 2nd place will choose from the special prizes instead. Doubtful, but we’ll see!)
3rd Place: Receives a free sketch of one character (sketch implied here)
~ You must be following ask spirit! (This giveaway is especially for my followers so anons, if you want in on this best join up now! Please use your actual blog/ask, not a giveaway one or you’ll be disqualified.)
You can get two entries via the following.
-One Reblog ONLY (Please reblog! I’d definitely would appreciate it, and it makes it easier to spread the word about the contest! Multiple reblogs/Likes, alt blogs will not count! Also with two entries you’re able to spread it out if you like!)
The winner will be chosen by a random number generator!
Due Date: March 3rd! (12 am est)
Also please make sure you have your ask box open so I can message you all when the winners are decided! and remember you can follow my other stuff/blogs at http://skyfries.deviantart.com/ and bonusjosh.tumblr.com
Good luck everypony and may favor fly upon you!
I never really liked Zecora until I started toying with the idea of her being a crazed, bone-collecting, aspiring necromancer
who carries around and cherishes the skull of her deceased lover.
What a cool idea <3 And kinda romantic, honestly…