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  1. 3 hours ago, SharpWit said:

    Glad I already had the moon rises downloaded. I didn't know anything about the artist, but there was one called Feather who did a great singing impersonation of Fluttershy and I was so happy I had her song "Hey Big Mac" downloaded. As far as I know the original isn't on youtube. I think I need to see if Yelling At Cats still has his channel up, but he had major issues and isn't a par tof the fandom anymore I think.

    Just a reminder that nothing lasts forever :sealed:

    Try going back in time when Children of the Night just came out, and just imagine how people's reactions would be when you tell them that Duo Cartoonist's channel will be gone in 2020.


  2. If i made a software company, i would create a suite where each program has the best features of similar software and more. What would make this suite stand out is the integration and the ability to collaborate. Each software would work very well with third party software, and each would support all the most widely used file types.

    This suite would exist for three reasons: 1. Existing software often have striking limitations. 2. Many of them have either weak or no compatibility. 3. Using all different software for certain tasks to get around their limitations is inconvenient and time consuming.

    The suite would have a scriptwriting software, a storyboarding/animatic software, a 2d animation software, a raster graphics software, a 3d graphics software, a compositing/VFX software, an NLE, a scorewriter, and a DAW.

    The scriptwriting software would compete with Final Draft, Fade In, Celtx, Movie Magic Screenwriter, and WriterDuet.

    The storyboarding software would compete with Storyboard Pro, Toonz Story Planner, TVPaint, Photoshop, and Storyboarder.

    The 2d animation software would compete with Animate/Flash, Toon Boom Harmony, TVPaint, Opentoonz, Moho, and the upcoming Animation Paper.

    For illustration, the raster graphics software would compete with Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Corel Painter, Artrage, Krita, and Sketchbook Pro. For editing, it would compete with Photoshop, GIMP, Photoline, and Affinity Photo.

    The 3d graphics software would compete with Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, Cinema 4d, Houdini, Modo, and Lightware 3d.

    The compositing software would compete with After Effects, Hitfilm, Nuke, Fusion, Flame, Natron, and Toon Boom's and Opentoonz's compositing and VFX tools.

    The NLE would compete with Media Composer, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Pro, Davinci Resolve, Lightworks, and Hitfilm. It would compete with Davinci Resolve for color grading.

    The scorewriter would compete with Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, and Musescore.

    The DAW would compete with Pro Tools, Nuendo, Cubase, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Reaper, Sonar, Digital Performer, Studio One, Samplitube, Reason, and Audition.

    Best thing about it is that the entire bundle would cost only $60, and with no subscription fee. It would be the perfect package who Pony animation creators.

     

     


  3. 2 hours ago, Photon Jet said:

    I think I understand why WordPress chose not to lift the explicit content ban. It's probably because they don't want that type of content to damage their reputation and make things uncomfortable and traumatizing to daily WordPress users, especially those who are not adults even on Tumblr. There are times when 'barriers' must be set-up between both sides of content. If one side overlaps another, it can spell bad consequences for all. Look up the yin-yang effect and see what I mean.

    Why did they even buy it in the first place? Also, why didn't Pornhub buy it? Someone said that Verizon turned them down because of CP issues that they've had, but I want to know if that's true.


  4. On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 4:31 AM, Sepul-Coloratura said:

    It would be hilarious if the MLP franchise actually turns into an action packed unicorn princess battle adventure. That's a kind of a show that's within a show like Astronaut Dolphin Detective in Mr. Pickles or even closer, Warrior Unicorn Princess from Erma. Not that I wouldn't like it.

    Would still be nice if MLP became more than just that. I like action and adventure myself, but I also like stories that mix many other different genres as well.


  5. 18 hours ago, BastementSparkle said:

    Sounds overcomplicated and like a lot of work. Literally trying to do two shows with the same characters in the same continuity at the exact same time? It's one thing to have a spin-off set in the same continuity, but you shouldn't need to split a show into two like this. Just pick a direction and stick with it, either adventure, slice of life, or a mix. If you need a second show to "Build your characters" that means you aren't doing it in the other one and that's a problem.

    What can be done is that a season of the second show would take place after a season of the first show, and vice versa.

    Have you watched Princess Trixie Sparkle? A season of the second show would be something like that.


  6. 3 minutes ago, Quinch said:

    I dunno, I mean G4 has built their characters by putting them in different situations. I'm not sure how I'd feel about large arcs, at least ones that depend on each other to follow. But I'd be interested in seeing what happens regardless. 

    One story in a two-parter in the first show could be about one of the main characters being accused of a heinous crime and the rest of the gang have to investigate. Nothing two extraordinary compared to the second show.


  7. First we know that G5 will premiere with a theatrical 3d film, then the TV series will move onto 2d. There have been talks that the show will be more adventure focused (kinda like shows like Steven Universe, Star vs the Forces of Evil, new Ducktales, etc) as opposed to G4's slice of life stories. However, I think G5 should have two separate TV shows.

    The first show would be more slice of life based while the second show would be more adventure based. The first show would follow the same route as G4 with having an episodic structure while each season having its own different arc. The second show would have a more serialized structure, each season having the feel of a shonen anime arc, particularly Dragon Ball Z. First show would also have two-parters beginning and ending each season, but they would be lower stakes stories than in the second show. The second show would have each season having its own plot and villains. The "villains" in the first show would be similar to G4 antagonists like Flim Flam and Iron Will.

    Essentially, the first show would be about building the characters while the second show would be about putting them in different situations.

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  8. I've been in the fandom since 2014 and since then ponies have been my escape. Lately I've seen many different creators who were part of it move on from it. I honestly can't fathom just leaving the fandom because I don't know what else will top it. To me this fandom is the epitome of creative expression on the internet. Do you think we're all just in a phase and will eventually quit the fandom at some point in the future?


  9. 17 hours ago, Dark Qiviut said:

    Gonna echo @cuteycindyhoney and @BastementSparkle above. Honestly, what would happen to the show would be a lot more different, both in fandom and story. If adventure dominated FIM instead of slice-of-life, it's possible their arcs would be more realized. But would it be as good as it is today? We don't know. The more simple and straightforward SoL backdrop help accentuate the character-driven stories that FIM became so known for, and I also wouldn't trade that for the outside shot, either.

    Agreed. To me, what makes MLP so great is that it's a character driven show and not a plot driven show, which it could've been. You get better character development through SoL instead of adventure imo.

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  10. 58 minutes ago, bigbertha said:

    Okay I just rewatched this and I can safely say that I was way too harsh originally. I think a lot of my initial hatred came down to watching this with commercials, which contributed heavily to the special feeling dragged out and leading to me tuning out a chunk of the special from boredom, and generally going in expecting to dislike it. I know that's not a healthy mindset and I usually try not to do that, but we all make mistakes.

    Anyways, now that I've rewatched it I can see why people love it. There is a charm to the special that I haven't seen from MLP in a long time and many of the new characters are interesting to watch since their dialogue is much more engaging than I expected. There's isn't much of a conflict, but there is enough of a general goal to keep things focused enough while still allowing the characters to breathe and go off on some tangents. And Sunny Skies's guilt, while nothing great, does the job for keeping the audience invested in an otherwise uninteresting main conflict.

    And that leads to the negatives. The biggest one is that we never learn why everyone stopped getting along. The initial exposition song doesn't go into detail and it's brushed off whenever it's brought up again. The lack of an explanation makes the entire story feel contrived and makes me care less. It's a similar problem to The Crystal Empire. Also, I'm not a big fan of the two kids who look up to Rainbow Dash. They're not particularly charming and the schtick is something we've already seen before. 

    Overall, I like this special. While the story feels kinda contrived and not every new character works, the down to earth charm and interesting characters make this an enjoyable time.

    Score: 7/10

     

    The special is a character study at best. I just don't think it warranted a full hour of runtime, it probably would've worked better as a two-parter for the show.

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  11. My god what a disappointment. This special would've been just fine as a regular episode. They should've done something way more exciting with that 60 minutes. When people said that the cancelled movie sequel was the basis for this special, they clearly lied. Hell, even the title was a lie, the "road trip" wasn't even central to the plot. No villain or real conflict or anything, so boring.

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  12. 4 hours ago, CloudMistDragon said:

    Hand drawn animation is dead, even Disney has abandoned it in favor of computer animation. Though you can argue that they still technically draw the characters by hand on the computer and make rough sketches by hand on paper, no cartoon is hand drawn Disney style anymore. This is a pointless speculation topic due to there being nothing to speculate, we know without any shadow of a doubt that it's going to be animated on a computer. :maud: 

    Where have you been? Almost all hand drawn animation these days are done one computer. Just because it's hand drawn doesn't mean it's on paper, there's a thing called drawing tablets you know.