Some ponies just don’t have a sense of humor.
I FOUND THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER SECRET SPECIAL INSIDER’S CLIP OF EQUESTRIA GIRLS. COMPLETE WITH THE APPEARANCE OF SPIKE THE MARVEL DOG.
Let me tell you about my dreams.
(( Well, it’s finally out. Double Rainboom, in all of it’s entirety!
And thanks to the kindness of the director and all involved with this decision, Spike Da Dragon was allowed to make a cameo in this film. See if you can find him! And here’s the most helpful hint ever: he’s in one of the shots I worked on. ;)
As some of you may know, I was one of the animators on the film, and boy oh boy was this a fun project. By far the biggest project I have ever worked on in my life, and one of the most ambitious. I think that working on this film, getting to know the stellar crew I worked with and a workflow setup that was really close to how an actual studio would operate, really warped my mindset from “Oh, animation is just a hobby of mine!” into “Animation is what I do. It’s what I want to make my profession and revolve my life around, it’s how I want to make my mark in history, and I intend to do whatever it takes to get there and have bundles of fun along the way!”
I guess me being involved with this film so much was also one of the many reasons why I initially pulled the plug on this blog, since I had to devote a lot of time to it like any other animated production of this magnitude. Who knows though: with this gigantic weight now lifted off my shoulders as well, maybe fortunes will change for this blog.
Only time will tell, however. School and paid work have gotta come first, after all! Until that next update though, we go onwards!
I wonder if you get a discount at the ice cream shop down the street if you have a party bigger than 100…
((This wasn’t made in response to a question; rather, it’s simply a fun project I worked on over the past week with Ask Spiiike and Spike Replies. We tried editing the audio to replace the “Billies” with “Spikes”, but that didn’t work out so well, so we left it be, haha. It would be pretty hard to get a Billy West sound-a-like to fill the role quickly enough. :P
Anyways, here’s the list of blogs we worked to get in! We tried to get as many blogs as we could into this, and also tried to get every blog featured a door and a drawn/animated cameo as well (we didn’t manage to get all of them a door though; sorry about that!), so see if you can find all of them!
Ask Spiiike: http://ask-spiiike.tumblr.com/
Ask Surprise: http://asksurprise.tumblr.com/
Ask Regular Pony: http://askaregularpony.tumblr.com
Ask Human Discord: http://askhumandiscord.tumblr.com/
Ask Vaudeville: http://askvaudeville.tumblr.com/
Ask Hot Blooded Pinkie Pie: http://askhotbloodedpinkie.tumblr.com/
Ask Kawaii Spike: http://askkawaiispike.tumblr.com/
Spike Replies: http://spike-replies.tumblr.com/
Ask British Spike: http://askbritishspike.tumblr.com/
Ask Twilight’s Assistant: http://ask-twilights-assistant.tumblr…
Ask Technobauble Spike: http://ask-technobauble-spike.tumblr….
Ask Hobo Pony: http://askahobopony.tumblr.com/
Slice of Pony Life: http://sliceofponylife.tumblr.com/
Ask Iron Will: http://askironwill.tumblr.com/
Ask Sugar Malt: http://asksugarmalt.tumblr.com/
Ask Ecstatic Rarity: http://ask-ecstatic-rarity.tumblr.com/
Inkblot Answers: http://inkblot-answers.tumblr.com/
Ask the Diamond Dogs: http://askthediamonddogs.tumblr.com/
Ax Brutaloo: http://ax-brutaloo.tumblr.com/
Ask Filly Twilight: http://ask-fillytwilight.tumblr.com/
Ask Grimdark Big Mac: http://ask-grimdark-bigmac.tumblr.com/
Ask Albino Pie: http://ask-albino-pie.tumblr.com/
Ask Lyra & Bon Bon: http://ask-lyraandbonbon.tumblr.com/
Fluttershy Replies: http://fluttershyreplies.tumblr.com/
Ask Baby Discord: http://askdiscordbaby.tumblr.com/
PART 6: Better Late Than Never
“100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!”
Here we go! The last the end at last. I hope everyone had as much fun reading it as we had making it.
Iron Will will see you again in a few days!
I just love a happy ending, don’t you? I EVEN GOT A PADDLEBALL LOOK AT THAT WOW
Hope you all enjoyed reading this crazy adventure I went on with Iron Will over this week! I gotta admit, it was kinda nice to step out of retirement for a little bit and have some fun again, not to mention learn a valuable lesson.
As for what’s next for me, I will be completely honest: I’m not so sure now. Deep down, I want to come back and answer questions again, but I gave my word that my blog has ended and I should technically be sleeping right now while letting something Twilight said sink in as a “final” lesson. I’ve actually been getting some chores done too since I stopped answering questions! For instance, I finally installed air conditioning in the library, which is actually pretty hard to do with the library being a tree and all. Isn’t that GREAT?!
…But geez, seeing how many people stuck around for little ol’ me after being gone for months, and how many of you seem to actually miss having me around, I’m not too sure what to do.
But, I will try to let you all know if this dragon comes to some sort of decision. Until then, see ya later, you nutty Internet people/ponies!
PART 5: Paying It Forward
“How am I supposed to make any bits if I keep giving advice for free?!”
Alright, so maybe I got caught up in the moment and forgot to pay Iron Will for his advice, but I think it’s something I can pay for over time by putting it in action. I just gotta enjoy my life for what it is, and make the most of my childhood while I still have one to build upon. All that good stuff!
PART 4: Earning His Keep
You know, maybe Iron Will is right. Maybe I have been obsessing about this a little too much. Can’t I just enjoy my life for what it is and not get all worked up about not getting “the girl”? Enjoy being a kid, hang out with my friends and go on adventures? Spending my days getting some other sap to paint a fence, while I wear a straw hat and ride a wooden boat I built myself down the Mississippi River and go to Spike Dragon’s Island, where there’s an old fort and indians and a mine an-
…wait, wrong story.
Also, one last unrelated thing: apparently, this collab got featured on some website thing yesterday, but my collab partner didn’t get mentioned at all in the title or in the article! Tsk, tsk, tsk…
Anyways, please please PLEASE go check out Iron Will’s blog and the guy running it. Ol’ Iron Will just wouldn’t look as good, be in character or make these backgrounds look so awesome if it wasn’t for him being here and helping me out, so definitely give him some of your undivided attention if you like this collab of ours so far.
PART 3: IRON-y wiles!
“I, uh.. What?”
Further misadventures of Iron Will and SpikedaDragon. Will he ever figure out how to help the kid?
Geez, I guess some got what it takes to win ‘em over, and some don’t…
PART 2: Tongue-Tied
My amazing and fantabulous misadventures with Iron Will continue! See the amazing Spike (that’s me!) woo over the dashing and beautiful pony that is Rarity! And by woo over, I mean actually not woo her over and get tongue-tied instead.
WHY AM I DOING THIS INSTEAD OF BEING RETIRED AND RIDING A ROCKET RIDE FOR OVER FOUR MONTHS STRAIGHT AAAUGHHH
PART 1: Dragon Problems!
“IRON WILL’S GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO!”
Today’s comic is brought to you in part by my friend over at SpikedaDragon! He was nice enough to help me out as well as sending in this question.
Special cameo by the Dr. Flummox, Vet pony. You can check out her awesome blog right here:
What are the odds some big ol’ minotaur would drag me away from enjoying my “retirement” to answer some question I sent him months ago?
Oh well, I guess I’ll run with it. FOR NOW. And listen to a big sweaty minotaur’s words of wisdom and experience that’ll help me win over Rarity for sure! Just you wait and see!