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I don't post on LiveJournal much these days because the whole place seems to be dying a death and I'll be honest with you, it's pretty demoralising crafting a post or showing art and getting zero feedback for your efforts. That said, I've always maintained a blog and regardless of comments, I know I'll regret it in the future when I look back and realise I've missed large chunks of my life on my otherwise steady 'diary' online.

So there's that.



Firstly, here's some art. I've been busy away at a committee meeting for Ponycon so I'm a little behind, but I'll get cracking on my list in a couple of days.

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/029/c/c/raccoony_sketch_commission_by_reaperfox-d38aqee.png

One of my $5 sketch commissions.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/029/4/a/___okay_by_reaperfox-d38bb0j.png

A little bit of fanart for League of Legends, a game I've been stupidly into lately. It's a free to play dota-esque... thing with some awesome characters. One character, Rammus, has a skin (not so coincidentally called 'King Rammus') that bears a striking resemblance to a certain King Koopa.



Ponycon!
Anyway, as I already mentioned, I'm on the UK Ponycon committee this year. My official title is 'Fundraising Assistant' to my awesome friend Laura, but I've sort of been promoted to 'Official Internet Make Go', giving me a chance to redesign the website, get the blog up and running, create art for all the banners and logos and generally giving the whole place a bit of bang. Jess and I are both 'just' assistants and both embracing that as our chance to work on other things alongside the big projects - we're throwing ourselves into marketing and promotion. Jess is already revamping the official Facebook and Twitter, while I'm umming and ahhing about a Ponycon Podcast to accompany the blog and website.

Ponycon is an awesomely fun little convention but it's getting a little stale, and has always been pretty faceless. In a community as small as the MLP collecting one, there's no excuse not to make the convention vibrant and full of personality, so the whole theme for the committee this year has been 'rebrand, refresh, relaunch!' This year's committee is full of complete nuts, so we're going to get things done in a really great way this time. I can't wait to get the whole thing rolling!

I'm also hoping getting involved in this will improve my chances of being further involved in other conventions, especially from a web promotion/blogging/marketing standpoint. I've wanted an excuse to get into 'proper' blogging for ages (as opposed to livejournal rambles), so it's all pretty great right now.





Saw Tangled yesterday in the cinema and going again on Saturday! I loved it so so much. The music had a really old feel to it, like an old musical or stage production, really. I love love love 'I've Got a Dream', it sounds like it could be right out of something like Calamity Jane. It's pretty much my favourite Disney song since something out of the Lion King.

♫ Though I'm one disgusting blighter
I'm a lover, not a fighter! ♫

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jigglykat
Feb. 10th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I was surprised how much I enjoyed Tangled. Definitely a purchase when it comes out.

And I saw a couple of clips of that new MLP show and I actually dig the animation! It's very Flashy, but the good kind of Flashy, y'know?
jigglykat
Feb. 10th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
And as far as LJ, what puts me off of commenting on other peoples' LJs is never getting a response to my comment. I like interacting with other people, so I tend to stick to leaving comments on journals that, for the most part, I feel at least acknowledged.

Just my two cents. To get a little, you got to give a little too. I've been bad about it at times, but I do try and at least make the effort to connect with people.
reaperfox
Feb. 11th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
The thing that I've noticed lately is ALL my LJ mail goes to my spamfolder, so I don't even see replies until I physically check the LJ. Never used to happen, so I dread to think how many comments I've made on *other* people's journals and forgotten about, only to have them reply and never read it.

I think all the fandom crap killed off a lot of LJ - it's a very fandommy place and after the strikeouts and stuff, a LOT of people moved to dreamwidth or whzatever it's called. I know I lost several people I used to enjoy reading to it. :\

As for the MLP show, omg. I had no idea a flash cartoon could look so good until I saw it! It's getting RAVE reviews from people who aren't necessarily MLP fans, it's insane and really really inspiring.
violetomega
Feb. 12th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Damn, I may just have to get my hands on some of these episodes now. I used to hate the sort of "Powerpuff Girls" type style (is that what it is?) but it's actually grown on me over the years and now I love it. It can be incredibly expressive with such simple animation.

Any links/info to share?
reaperfox
Feb. 13th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Yeah! A girl's uploaded 'em all to youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/user/pensivepony

Dragonshy and Call of the Cutie are popular, if you don't wanna watch 'em in order. :D
violetomega
Feb. 13th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks so much :) Good job I checked back here, LJ isn't notifying me of replies at all... not even in my junk mail :s