I always thought all the mods of popular pony blogs are selfish, self-centred, snob with greed for donations….but i understood it’s not true! I understood that there are also good people as Askstonehoofbastion’s mod. We talked on skype and he was kind and gentle! He’s such a good artist and yet he have time to talk to people and share with them kindness! He helped me to see that not all people that can draw good stuff are bad! I am sorry for the mods i offended using anon, if only i were more open to talk! I shouldnt judge people just because of my prejudice! I promise i wont do that anymore!
I feel that i’m starting to understand what is a real brony and i find one on Bastionmod! (Sorry if i offended you the first time we talked, i still feel guilty even thou you say you forgived me! You are amazing!)
- Submitted by frozenhetagirl
Mod note - OP didn’t provide a source to their image.
Don’t get me wrong, liking art is really nice, but it’s not the same thing. It’s really disappointing to spend hours on a drawing and only getting likes on it. You can like all of an artist’s work, it won’t show. You will know you liked the picture, but that’s about it. It’ll stay on the blog, and nobody will see this art you appreciate so much. Reblogging DOES have an impact. It let people see the art, and is a nice way to promote someone. The feeling when someone promotes you is one of the nicest I’ve even experienced! It makes the artist feel worthy and talented; you decided to show their work to your followers, after all!
- Submitted by cosmospaw
I mean, I love drawing. It is one of my favorite things to do, but I love Flash Puppets because
1. it teaches me how to use flash, sometimes animations as well
2. it means faster updates
People seemed to like it until a few people started calling me an art thief and that I used bases. In fact, a few people still bugged me about “Draw when you get a new tablet” and how I wasn’t supposed to use Puppets but for animation.
Fearful of getting more hate, or being pestered further on the subject, I naturally switched back to art as soon as I could, and of course, being extremely self conscious about my art, I start updating slower and slower, as my followers notice.
I miss using Flash Puppets, but at the same time I don’t want to get the hate and continuous comments on how Puppets are meant strictly for animation, and that I should be drawing all of my updates. Being called an art thief and/or lazy is hurtful and the comments about “Puppets are for animation” are annoying.
Because I pay so much attention to what people think of me and my blog, I feel I have no choice but to listen to what the few people are saying about Puppets.
- Submitted by skype-pony
That is not for you to decide, those followers obviously find something interesting otherwise they would unfollow or never follow that person in the first place.
It especially gets me when they go: but …. should get MORE followers because they are awesome.
Again, if they are good enough, they will get followers, when it comes to these blogs you need to have a certain thing, either real good looking art, a fun style or perhaps an awesome story.
when a person starts getting bothered about someones follower count I just find it incredibly pathetic and I just automatically assume you are jealous otherwise you would not care.
and trying to be nice about it is really not helping your case
"they are awesome and I like them but they don’t deserve their followers"
Go ahead and shame me. I really do deserve it. I got away so many times too. I’m not proud. AT ALL. I now have my own OC and have built up friendships with other artists but they don’t know that I used to steal OCs for RPs. But you see, if I tell everyone about what I did I’m afraid they wouldn’t forgive me for doing it. I shouldn’t have done it, I know. But it was such a simple option at the time.
Now that I actually have my own OC i see how much love and dedication goes into it. I was really stupid to be so careless about the artists’ feelings. I’m just afraid people would hate me for what I did. I just want to start over and leave the past to rest but it’s eating at me…
I really love to make requests for people even if they are are silly or very hard to do. I will do them anyway, but the thing that angers me the most is that people don’t send their reference of their OC even a link would be fine.
I always ask for reference to be submitted and it’s even in my “requests?” box . How I would like people to make requests. So when people do requests for free . Please do respect their wishes when making a request.
The person that is drawing for you, is spending his/her time for you to be happy. So please do something tiny back for them. Like doing the small things they ask to make it a bit easier for them.
I know some of you will realy find this stupid, because you can go to their tumblr and then take one of the recent pics of OC. Still it would be fun if you respect the drawer’s wishes
- Submitted by louchandoodles
The mod of ask a demented pony just disappeared one day without a trace. She was sweet kind and awesome and her bog was great. I just wonder were she went. For now her blog lays in the depths of tumblr.
- Submitted by rainbowdashasks
…but it’s not what I want to do. I love ponies, truly, I do. But when it’s the only thing I ever sew… when it’s the only thing people WANT me to sew… it makes me start to hate the fandom I love so much.
"Popularity" isn’t worth hating something I love.
I really hope I don’t come off sounding like a jealous jerk for this, if I do, I’m sorry. I like to think that I put a decent amount of time and effort into my art whether answering a question or just drawing anything, for a couple of followers to see, a group of about 6 people. Which is fine though, I’m very grateful. I’ve been on tumblr for a while now, and have tried my best to improve my art skills, widen my horizon, be extroverted, get exposure, you name it!, for the time I’ve had my blog. Gaining followers and viewers has been slow and steady (most of the ones I have are only because I followed them first.), regardless of how much time and effort I put into my work. So it bothers me to no end when I see brand new blogs pop up out of nowhere and within their first week, almost instantly rack up followers like there’s no tomorrow, hell I’ve seen a blog break the thousands mark in just a few days. Am I going to say effortlessly? Ehhhh, some yes, some no. Some I’ve seen get “popular” quickly are because their art I do believe is very deserving of it, so I’m happy for them. I’m mainly talking about blogs that just have average skilled art (not bad, just not super great), that blow up in followers just because they have buddies who run more “popular” blogs or because a more noticed blog stumbled across their work and reblogged them or gave them a shout out. And again, I’m not trying to bring them down, if they happen to get lucky with that, I’m happy for them. One thing I’ve been told by a friend of mine (who will not be named) is the tragic OC vs canon character difference. That people will follow blogs with canon characters (or variations of them ex. Pirate Dash, Meanie Belle), again with mostly average art (though yes some have better art), not because they actually like the blog, the art or the person, but just because it happens to be about a character from the show. As to where, if you run a blog centered around a fancharacter of the show, the art has to be outlandishly good to become more well known. So it bothers me when some blogs get instant gratification for the same amount of effort that other blogs give and yet the other blogs get little to no recognition for it. *phew* So again, I really hope I don’t get any comments saying “OHHH SHUT UP ur art sux anyway, ur jst jealus cuz those blogs r more popular!!”, but this was just something I needed to let off my chest, and what better place to do it but here?
- Submitted by thecherrysodaaskblog
I originally started my pony comic back in 2007 and morphed it into an ask blog thanks to Tumblr. I enjoy drawing my ‘versions’ of MLP characters but… I keep writing myself into corners and I can’t come up with compelling/funny/witty answers that I think people would enjoy. I think the people who have long standing blogs who can draw AND write are amazing! Drawing is only half an ask blog. Being able to write makes a huge difference!
- Submitted by shilot
I’m a huge music lover: Ranging from dark, twisted metal to the soothing post-rock. Seeing how much music plays an impact in the MLP community, I was to expect some inspired ask blogs about music or even some art pieces inspired by said music, but I rarely see that. Maybe it’s something I’m missing, but It would be nice to see someone do an inspired Princess Luna piece by French shoegaze band Alcest’s ‘Écailles de lune’ or ‘Scales of the Moon’…
- Submitted by deafponyheaven
I love this community. I am apart of a lot of big groups in fandoms but by far this is the best. I started this blog as a bit of a joke to myself but I found out that I really love it here. I love my followers and I respect so many people here.
However lately I noticed there was a lot of drama going on about stuff and it has kinda made me become disheartened with things. I noticed that a personal friend of mine was “blamed” for the way some things were happening in a community. All I really have to say is part of the word of community means a congregation of people with different interested and beings. If we were all clones of each other I feel like this world would be a lot lonelier.
There is no right or wrong way for one to think, act, and love. These are emotions we all express and feel. To tell someone that their way of thinking or acting is wrong… I feel like that is more insulting than anything. I am sorry for rambling on.. I guess I just wanted to be honest.
- Submitted by askparadiserose
Mod note - Pic OP requested was no longer found so i chose a picture myself instead!
It’s just sad. It’s always because of bad reasons. Maybe they got banned? Maybe they started working on something else and just never told anyone? Maybe they lost interest?
I see blogs that haven’t updated in months, or even a full year. They haven’t given any warning to their followers, they just… Stopped.
- Submitted by narlepoaxiii
Crack or serious, I love it when people draw one of my OCs. I feel that I am loved and that I belong in this community. Maybe the point I am infatuated with the artist who drew it! I also enjoy drawing other people’s OCs, it sorta gives me a breath of fresh air, not to mention the OCs people request me to draw have an interesting concept!
- Submitted by ask-knockout
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