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Go Go Gadget Paitbrush!

I have finally got my DA page up and running properly and I have also opened an MLP commission thread on the UK of Equestria website. And now I have my first Commission! And it happens to be best pony too!


I am so excited and it is going to be a brilliant challenge! I have done loads of full colour art before but nothing this size. Gonna take it slow and steady. Just need to find the perfect shade of orange, can’t have her turning out all David Dickinson now can we?

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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Afterglow Emporium, Good Day Rant


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How to win friends and then gross them out!

I once again stepped out of my comfort zone and headed out into the centre of Manchester to meet up with what turned out to be a massive bunch of near perfect strangers who I only know over the internet! In all the years I have considered myself a Browncoat and an Otaku I have never done this before. Only in Bronydom!

Now going to an actual organised convention is one thing and boy-howdy was BUCK ever a thing! But going to a general gathering in the city? yikes. But I put my best hoof forwards and strutted on out to meet a load of new people.

There were one or two familiar faces here and there and after a while I managed to loosen up a bit. And by ‘after a while’ I obviously mean ‘after a few ciders’. The day went rally well just chillin’ in the park as it were, then we headed to a pub and the real fun began.

Now if there is one thing that my friends know about me it;’s that I’m a chatty drunk! I will say anything to anybody regardless of relevance to the topic being discussed at the time. The medical term is Verbal Diarrhoea and I tend to develop a very acute case of this quite quickly. I also tend to turn into a walking, talking chiche which I vaguely remember doing that night. Spouting something about how I had the year from hell (true) and ponies helped me to get through it. No idea where that one came from!!

What normally happens to me when I drink is that I get sleepy. When I start to nod off, time to go home. It seems that now the game has changed. I completely bypassed the sleepy stage and stayed on hyper and disorientated mode for quite a while until the inevitable happened. 7 pints (WOW!) of cider after I started and it starts making my acquaintance again. My problem is I cant remember anything about 15 minutes or so leading up to that point. All I remember is the act, and it’s like I’m remembering it with my eyes closed.

I have no idea who was around me at the time or who was in range. I remember being taken out of the club and sitting down on some steps outside and turning down every offer for a taxi that was thrown my way. I had a tram ticket and I was damn well gonna use it! One of my boys, as they are now being known as following a few hours of erratic swaying and very bad singing, walked/carried/supported me to the tram station and put me on the tram. I was fairly coherent at the time, well, enough so that I would operate my touch screen phone to call for a lift and not end up with 30 anchovy pizzas.

I am rather ashamed of myself. I have always been super critical of people who go out and binge drink and now that is exactly what I have done. People have been telling me that I shouldn’t apologise but I’m sure they are just being polite. I mate a complete fool out of myself in front of a whole bunch of new people I really like and I’m supposed to me 27!!!

Ok, yes! I’m a 27 year old who watches My Little Pony, I know what you are thinking, real mature. Well I happen to think it is! So there! Nanny-nanny boo-boo stick your head in doo-doo!

I am very very thankful that this group of strangers has turned out to be a bunch of people that I could rely on when in a very vulnerable state. I even made it home with my brand new Dr Whooves plushie still in my bag!

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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in OK Day Rant


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You’re All My Very Best Friends!

This last weekend, oh my gosh! Words cannot describe!

I have never made any secret of the heights to which my fanatic nature can soar and now I have taken the next step in any good fangirl’s life. My very first con. And not just any con.


There has been a lot of things reported in the news in various countries around the world about the phenomenon that is the ‘Brony’ culture. Bronies have been labelled as gays, perverts, paedophiles, cult followers… you name it, we have been called it. But do you want to know what we are?

We are people who like something! So sue us!

And another thing. Bronies know how to put on a good show! BUCK 2012 – the first ever Brony UK convention was held in Manchester (or Manechester I should say) last weekend and it was the best weekend I have ever had! With vendors, game demos, craft workshops, fanfiction competitions, a charity auction, raffles all over the place and not to forget the Pony Odeon and Pinkie Pie Party! There just are not enough words to describe it!

Bronies are some of the best people I have ever had the privilege to meet and the very best thing about gathering almost 700 Bronies in one place? Spontaneous Sing-songs! No where else would you have hundreds of fully grown adults and teenagers singing the theme song to My Little Pony, out loud, on the streets of Manchester. Only at BUCK!

I can’t wait to get my photos on here! And, what’s more, I think I’m going to be very brave and have the picture of me getting a hug from Discord as my FB profile pic!!! *gasp!*

Now I’m left with an almost shell-shocked feeling as I stand at the bus stop waiting to go to work and Winter Wrap-up comes on my iPod. There will be no more bellowing along to the songs, no more throaty shouts of “YEEEAAHHHHHH!” at anything anyone cheers for, no more answering a question with a country “Ee-yup!”…. Now it is back to the grindstone in an environment where no one even knows that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic exists. Where I am just slightly bonkers and people don’t know what a Brony is, let alone the fact that I am one.

Still, there is some fun to be had with that. I may get a Discord Model to live on my desk at work!

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Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Good Day Rant


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