It is my understanding that there is no new episode this weekend. As such, there will be no Thing-an-Episode this week either.
I am a lore nut. I love histories, back stories, ancient characters and tales of valor. An entire episode working around the history of the Wonderbolts, where they came from, and how they became what they are today? Yessssssssssssssssss. Unfortunately, the episode did not focus on it like the Hearth’s Warming Eve episode, but I thought the characters were well written and the lesson was a valuable one. Plus, we got a lot of flying, which the show has done before, but this felt more… three dimensional? I don’t know, but I liked their execution this time around.
The only thing that disappointed me about this episode was a lack of young Granny Smith. I mean, that would have required the tonic to work at least in appearance, but that might have been interesting too. I just like young Granny, she’s so cute. Aside from being fairly predictable (which is more my fault than the show’s), I enjoyed it, and I’m glad they’re making use of established antagonists when it’s appropriate.
MLP:FiM is (c) Hasbro
Done in CS5
So when I made my post last week, I was hoping that GDC would double as a vacation of sorts from my routine that would leave me refreshed when the week was over. It was not… it was not a vacation at all. Saturday found me so scatterbrained, the drawing for the new episode was the only thing I got done. So, while I know it is frustrating, I am going to be taking this week off to practice with some new programs (Zbrush chief among them), planning for the next few months, and recuperating somewhere between those two.
I appreciate your patience, and I promise updates will resume next week with something special. Thank you everyone, and I will see you then.
-Esuka, Dean of Undergraduates
"Oh, you’re feeling jealous of your sister? I’ve been there. I got so jealous once, I turned into a dark spirit and nearly shrouded the world in eternal night. So yeah, I think I can help you."
The episode got better after the whole act with the play. They needed to set up Sweetie’s jealousy, but I was more interested in the deep seated sentiments they revealed in the dream act. I dunno, I probably would have swapped out act 1, but the rest was good. I like that they built on their relationship. Before, it’s mostly been Rarity being annoyed by Sweetie Belle, so to have a little reverse treatment was interesting to see.
This one kind of drew itself, which is good because I’m all out of shape after GDC. It was a blast, but I think people would start dying if it ran longer than 5 days.
This is a drawing. It is a drawing of ponies. I drew this. I hope you like it.
It was made in CS5.
MLP:FiM is (c) Hasbro
OOC: As if I’m ever in character… Alright, folks, here’s the deal. This coming week is Game Developer’s Conference 2014, held in my (close to) home city of San Francisco. It’s one week of awesome talks, showcases of industry tools, and swinging with industry pros. I will be in attendance for the duration, which means no comics for next week. Gods be good, I will be that much closer to becoming an industry game developer after this week. There will be a thing-an-episode this week, and I will be back in time for the episode next week provided I can get up for it. Comics will like resume the week after, but it largely comes down to how well I can recover after the conference.
Thanks for your understanding on this matter. I still have a big backlog of messages of people being very kind, offering help and wishing me well when things have not been so good. It warms my heart to know people can be so considerate. I’ll see you folks in a week or so.
Dean of Undergraduates, Canterlot Academy of Music