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Dowlphin

Hay Bronies!

Here is something I wanted to share with you.

 

Pinkie Pie is very dear to me. In a way she is representing a part of me that needs more expression. I embrace her spirit and welcome her nature into my being.

 

Lately I have made many animated GIFs and some caption pictures from the show. Half of the time I didn't look for specific scenes, but did other stuff and noticed them in the process.

 

That one time the idea came to be to make an aniGIF out of Pinkie Pie's final twitchatwitch scene. In the process, I got the idea to make a caption pic out of it.

 

The animation consisted of merely two frames. Free picture space was scarce, so I arranged the caption text around Pinkie Pie. Eventually, the text was all one vector layer. Now all I did was to copy that whole vector layer into the other animation frame, which naturally has identical dimensions. I saved both and when I loaded them into the animation program and did a preview, I saw this:

 

Pinkie Pie twitchy

Now my initial reaction was:

"WHAT THE HAY?! WHY?? THIS-IS-NOT-SUPPOSED-TO-HAPPEN! THIS WAS A SIMPLE COPY&PASTE!!!"

 

And indeed how could this happen? Every one of the three text segments had been misaligned in a completely different direction, resulting in that slight text jitter.

 

A few moments later, a second thought occured:

"Oh hello Pinkie Pie! Sorry I didn't recognize you at first!"

 

Because I suddenly realized that this 'happy accident' had made the whole caption pic so much better! It now truly reflected Pinkie Pie's spirit and habit of fourth-wall-breaking: She is so on edge that she even makes the caption text jitter!

Pinkie Pie, you are so random!

 

Not only does the final result DEPICT her breaking the fourth wall in an unusual way (as usual, haha), but the very fact that this picture came to be like that constitutes her breaking of the fourth wall into this reality, too! By giving that caption text a little nudge, she made it perfect in a way my limited mind could not have conceived.

Well played, Pinkie!

 

Later some doubts crept in about whether I should have taken the idea further and made that text jitter a lot more, but I quickly realized that this would lessen the effect and reduce the 'depth' of the whole thing, the depiction of how the text is supposed to be still, since it's not in the same layer of reality, but how Pinkie Pie has that habit of having a more or less subtle effect on other layers.

She's jumping all over the place, not caring for that boooring! idea of "reality".

 

I think it's no coincidence either that this whole AniGIF thing was about Pinkie Pie's twitchatwitch sense and how Twilight Sparkle kept resisting the idea ohmy.png and eventually had to give up. laugh.png

 

 

Dear Princess Celestia,

 

today my good friend Pinkie Pie made me realize that friendship can not only transcend time and space, but whatever artificial barrier we make up in our minds, because true friendship comes from the heart.

 

Your faithful student

Dowlphin

 

 

 

P.S.: I DON'T EVEN LIKE COFFEE!

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