No one particular person or thing made me feel like ranting today, just felt like I needed a good rant. Don’t feel like it’s something any of you have done.
For a fandom that claims to be made up of mostly adult men, one would expect better, namely, more adult behavior.
Then again, since MLP is the cool thing to do now, I have reason to ask just how many ‘adult’ fans we have under 16 on the internet frontlines painting the fandom image.
But I digress, you don’t have to be young to act like a child.
I suppose it’s to be expected. It’s the internet. That doesn’t make it okay, but it’s just how it is. I associate with the people that I do because I enjoy their company and share common interests: art, music, and great cartoon. But I don’t know how much longer I can go calling myself a brony when the general populace explodes over trivial issues and declares a holy war against their benefactors, trampling under foot the gospel they claim to preach.
The sensationalism is un-nerving, the reaction-ist ideology is so alive rampant. The smothering stupidity is almost palpable.
Don’t get me wrong, I freaking love ponies, but maybe not so much as to treat it like a religion or call it a lifestyle. It’s a cartoon, it’s cute and it’s funny, and it’s not meant to be taken so seriously.
We can no longer pride ourselves in being adult male fans of a show intended for little girls when we act like little girls instead of adult men. I pride myself in enjoying a show because it’s good. There’s nothing more to it than that.
Just saying you're awesome! Amazing that your orchestral stuff was made on a computer. I'm 15 and I use FL studio, and you're really an inspiration to me.
That’s awesome, man! And thank you. I remember when I was 15, I was using FLstudio4. It gets better as you keep at it. If you’re looking for feedback, mylittleremix.com is a great place; don’t be a stranger!
The world is full of good people, and beautiful things. Let’s not let trivial, inconsequential issues affect the way we perceive the world. That’s part of the human experience, we can choose to be happy or miserable after any circumstances have made their impact, and that choice can’t be taken away.
Let’s choose to put this trivial matter behind us and thank the people who have brought us all together, and show them the appreciation they deserve. They’ve lifted our spirits and reminded us what it is to be a friend.
Did you ever get around to listening to my music? I'm always looking for advice.
I totally did, bro! I’m enjoying the compositions and they’re pleasant to listen to. You said you wanted to be a video game composer if I remember correctly. I’m still on skype most of the time, but I’m usually invisible.
Did you get your balloon from the kingdom hearts series? I've seen it there before....
Never actually played those games, but a few people have mentioned it before. I looked up some Kingdom Hearts heartless characters, and I couldn’t really find much that was terribly similar, but I can see what people mean.
Have you put any more thought into doing tutorials? I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to see how you paint those amazing arts.
I’ve been mulling over it for weeks; making a tutorial is triple the work of just a regular well rendered painting. I think the best I can muster is a sped-up speedpaint video with text commentary, anything more (at least for now) would be a bit much for me.
Have you ever done any fan art of Lords of Shadow? Also, when drawing how do you maintain proportions, does it come with practice and/or intuition? Because whenever I try to draw limbs, proportions go out the window...
I haven’t, that would be baller, though! But I feel like I could never do that game justice, it’s a masterpiece of videogame art.
It’s both practice and intuition; rather you gain intuition from practice and observation. But I draw my own guides just like the next man, it’s not a bad thing. It helps to get the whole pose and proportions down first before you do anything else to the character.