SEND THE LOVE AROUND
A few weeks ago I was feeling pretty down. I was having trouble with a person and I was feeling very underappreciated as an artist, and while I did have my problems, it pissed me a lot. But instead of feeling sorry for myself (for once) I started thinking about other great, awesome artists I followed who could be feeling even shittier and not believing in themselves.
I admire them; each one of them. Each had their own perks that made themselves and what they create special. And I realized that hell, I love being told what people like in my work. Not just “you’re so good”, but “I love the way you draw this and that”. At that moment, I really wished someone would come over and tell me that. How many other artists around weren’t feeling that way, at that moment?
So the messaging started. I never wrote a model message, they were all personal. And the answers were all personal too. People who responded sounded honestly happy someone took time to tell them what they admired in them, and told them never to give up no matter what. The ones who didn’t, well - I know they liked it, because it was from the bottom of my heart.
So after this time debating if I should write this little thing or not, I made it. I don’t know if there’s anythig similar around, but if it does, take this as a reinforcement. It’s not a campaign, nor a meme, nor will it grant you favours from your favorite artists. Please, don’t do anything if it’s for interest. Instead, look at the artist as another human being who struggles with daily life and yet make such beautiful things you admire so much. Call them by their name, tell them what you like in them. Or draw, paint, write or compose a lil’ something for them. Doesn’t matter. Show appreciation.
Send the love around to those who inspire you.
(sorry for any mistakes, English is not my mother tongue and it’s a bit rusty)
Do you want to build a warp core?
(Sorry, don’t know source, please pm me if you do)
HIGH PITCHED SCREECHES OF A DYING FANGIRL
The Borg never bothered me anyway.
MAKE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. MAKE IT SO.
Do you want to build a warp core?
Let’s go fly around the stars.
Our mission is to seek out new life,
Stop war and strife,
Not hang around by Mars.
We used to be explorers,
And now we’re not,
I want adventures in the skies!
Do you want to build a warp core?
Please, let us fire up the warp core.
Elsa: There are rules, Anna!
sometimes people think it’s more complicated than this.
D’aaww! This is so cute and sweet! My wife and I love this so much. If I may ask, what song was it?
I know entirely too well how you feel, Twi. ;__;
we’re terribly sorry, but you can’t put your disobedient child in the stowaway luggage, you’re just going to have to carry on your wayward son
>Celestia and filly twilight nuzzling
(Click links below for better viewing experience)
Dead. I’m dead of adorableness.
Doppel’s hunting face. YEP. (I BLAME YOU SPIKE.)
Since I’ve been getting A LOT of response to the B.5 essay, let me clarify a few points…
-Years ago, Marvel comics Editor Tom DeFalco famously said, “I DESPISE comics fans; comics READERS on the other hand I find delightful.” I find myself in a similar boat when looking over pony fandom. While…
It’s a fascinating subject, and I agree with most everything here. There is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit. Seeing as there is no test a fan of anything takes before one decides to call oneself a particular term or another, anyone can call themselves a “brony” or an “MLP fan”, and either one can be wonderful, mediocre, or utterly awful. There’s no part of any given fandom where the “awful” people are forced to go or not go. There’s no one stopping anyone from acting exactly how they wish, however awesome—or awful—it may be. They just tend to call themselves whatever everyone else is calling themselves.
Even worse, some folks see others as the problem and call themselves an “MLP fan” when in fact they themselves are actually part of the problem. This sets the whole cycle to start anew, where the “good fans” try to distance themselves in yet another way, and then the problem inevitably follows them to the new, new name they’ve chosen for themselves. This continues ad infinitum.
I don’t really see that changing what fans call themselves having any effect on people’s behavior. I’ve seen some excellent and inspiring “bronies” and some truly awful “MLP fans”, and vice versa. Generally, I’ve always thought that people should call themselves whatever they feel most comfortable with. It’s not like anyone outside the fandom is going to care or differentiate, anyway.
Someone else suggested that perhaps it matters less about what we call ourselves, but how one acts. Be the best you can be and provide the best example you can. We ourselves have the power to make a fandom exactly as good (or bad) as we want it to. I suppose a term can come with baggage, but as we go on we can give it our own meaning. So really, I don’t care what people decide to call themselves, but I do care about those who want to be part of the awesome part of the fandom.
(All of this comes from experience: some friends call themselves “bronies”, some “pegasisters”, some “MLP fans”, and they’re all pretty awesome. They all remind me of how the fandom used to be in 2011, if that says anything. It’s still there. You just need to know where to look.)
Tony Moore and I got together over the weekend and now this My Little Pony sketch cover exists in the world. Bet you can’t guess who did what side! :P
HA! This is AMAZING!
Did I reblog this already? Yes? No? Doesn’t matter. It needs to happen again.
OMG OMG I CAN’T
I CAN’T BREATHE
So apparently making the daily picture with the first idea that comes to mind is a terrible idea
Your ideas always make me smile, Karpet! That’s why I love your artwork so darned much.
Silly or not, you have a lot of fun with your artwork. That’s what’s so much fun about it. :)
This is just painfully beautiful. Twilight Sparkle would agree.
What do you mean “where did that wooden stake and garlic necklace come from”
Heeeheehee! This made me and my wife laugh! :D
It’s difficult to explain to modern MLP fans just HOW important this HUB promo was (Aug. 2011) to the fandom as we awaited the premier of Season 2. This was the first TRUE sign from Hasbro/The HUB that they valued and (tacitly) approved of their new fanbase. Most notably, DJ PON3 was a fan moniker utilized in a profession effort and the reference to Bronies. I don’t need to tell you the haters were shitting themselves about this…
Oh hell yes. I remember thinking that it was pretty awesome that Lauren Faust and Jayson Thiessen seemed to be rather fond of us, as well as other show stuff. So by this time it was clear that DHX liked us quite a bit.
I remember thinking how awesome this was when it came out. I still hear “Equestria Girls” in my head whenever I catch “California Gurls” on the radio.