Hardway Bet

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  1. I couldn't stand to look at some of those busts, so I made new ones of characters the players are liable to encounter soon. Because of time constraints, they're only coloured sketches, but they'll look alright once they've been shrunken down to icon size.
  2. I'd love to help you with that, but I couldn't find an approximate of the font used in the comic, so I wrote it out by hand. From the looks of it, LordValtasar (now Trix or Treat) did the same thing (only better), and the font used for the Liveliness entry is definitely not the same as the one used in the comic.
  3. Well, I had always been an avid fan of cartoons in general, so when I heard about a My Little Pony cartoon that was actually good, I knew I had to check it out. I was never particularly overwhelmed by the show's quality, but at the time (2010 or whatever it was), it was one of the better shows in production. The 00's had very few good cartoons in my opinion, so when I saw Friendship is Magic, that seemed like a long-awaited glint of hope on the horizon. Flash Animation had always looked like garbage, aside from the works of a few indie animators (Bitey of Brackenwood, anyone?), and My Little Pony blew my mind with how good it looked for a flash cartoon. All the hype surrounding the show just made it even more fun to get involved with the fandom, and a lot of the memes were legitimately hilarious - at that point, the juxtaposition of dark and edgy stuff with the pastel colours and sugary sweetness of MLP still hadn't worn out its welcome. I had a lot of spare time back then, so I got in pretty deep pretty quickly (you'll notice I joined this very forum back in 2011, even though I was much more active in other places), and the first episode I caught on a stream was Over a Barrel. I followed the episodes weekly for a couple of years, lost most of my interest around season 4-5, then came back for season 8 to watch the end. Now at the end, I really regret not making more art, writing fanfics and all that stuff while the show was still at the height of its popularity. I had so many ideas, but you know how it is. This show has spawned an incredible wealth of fantastic fanworks, and there are still a few fans that produce mind-blowing content. I expect the whole thing will peter out soon, now that the show is over, and I doubt generation five will generate anywhere near the same interest. Back in the day, the idea of grown men liking a show for little girls was so revolutionary that the phenomenon made the news, and I'm sure that a lot of fans felt that they were somehow rebelling against society by being fans of MLP - an element of the fandom that is surely dead and gone by now. I also have this creeping suspicion that generation five will be all about lazy gags and meme faces.
  4. Hot water to dissolve the instant coffee, then some ice to make it immediately drinkable.
  5. I prefer my bananas slightly green, al dente if you will. 5-6 look optimal to me, but I'm not spoiled - I'll eat them all the way from 1-15 in a pinch. Oftentimes, the state of the peel is a lot worse than the state of the banana.
  6. Well, I got done early this time. I don't know that I really got the comic style down, but it'll have to do.
  7. It was time for the show to end, and I look forward to the next generation.
  8. The Element of Integrity, Cozy Glow.
  9. She looks pretty smug for someone with multiple bleeding wounds. But then again, we haven't seen the other guy. Cool stuff. It's always a treat to see show-style vector art being used for new concepts.
  10. A bunch of quick and simple ponies I did for a role playing campaign I'm putting together.
  11. Ah-ha. I assumed from the name you were going for a cinnamon bun type look.
  12. Really? Has it been that long since there was an art contest? Very well then, thanks a lot for the clarification. I was worried I was committing some forum etiquette faux pas by not giving up the title, or something.
  13. I might desaturate the streaks in her mane. They have kind of a ketchup and mustard look to them right now, which seems to me like it clashes with your overall theme.
  14. So, I've had this "Art Contest Winner" title for close to a year now. Shouldn't it go back to normal after about a month, or is there something I need to do to remove it?
  15. 37%. A lot of these questions were so oddly phrased, I didn't really know how to answer.
  16. This sounds fun, and I know exactly who I'm drawing.
  17. Well, I do live under a rock, and I don't know anything about her beyond what we saw in the movie. Having her there was a crass marketing move, her songs and general existence had nothing to do with the movie's plot, although at least they kept her involvement to a minimum. I'm not into pop, and I didn't care for her music in the movie. Of course, the movie wasn't all that great to begin with. Cute pony design, though.
  18. My grades were just high enough that I got into the college my dad wanted. I'd have been better off going to something I wanted.
  19. I wished for it back then, but so far, the only time in my life my grades actually mattered, I would have been better off if they were lower.
  20. Working out. No matter how miserable I am, leaving the gym aching all over and covered in sweat always puts a big grin on my face. Singing also, and acting, and role playing.
  21. Don't inconvenience me with your veganism, and I'll applaud you for sacrificing your money and your meat for the environment. If I'm inviting people for food, though, I'm not making two meals just for you.
  22. I only throw food away if it's getting gross or if it's legitimately dangerous to eat it if it's gone bad. I've got the temperature in my fridge turned pretty cold, though, so just about everything keeps longer than normal. My last, most adventurous meal was mince meat from an open package that was three days past its use by date, and it was just fine. Though of course, with mince meat, you can easily tell by the smell if it's bad.