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 No.1005207[Reply]

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Good evening, pony friends. I have for you, today, a simple poll, which will help us determine what all of you are looking for, in the site.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdeTUg51-px9YfyszQ8sAlKwaRJEyDLETtxxH-QOGnZnJr3Fw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please take a look, and answer honestly! The poll is anonymous, and answers will not be shared until the poll is over.

Duplicates, trolls, and vote manipulation will be parsed, as well. We will run the poll for one to two weeks.

If you know any users who are no longer a part of our community, or who only post infrequently, please do also send them this poll!

Let us all do our part in building a better Ponyville together <3

Thank you everypony!
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 No.1008383

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i will likely close the poll today, and tally the results thereafter c: last votes, please!


 No.1008819[Reply]

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So I've been struggling the past few months to motivate myself to start a drawing habit. Well more than that, I've wanted to learn to draw for as long as I can remember, but I've always set up so many road blocks for myself. I bought a tablet years ago and barely used it, I bought a newer, fancier tablet earlier this year and again have barely used it. But I think I finally got a plan to get me started. (I think most normal people simply put art on a page, but I'm not normal people!)

Here's the plan, we're starting with good ol pencil, pen, and paper. I think trying to learn how to use the tablet itself has been blocking me. We can do digital later. I want to use pen for most of it so I can't get thrown off by my perfectionism. Once a line is down, no more fixing it. And this is the important part, I have a hard time figuring out what to draw so I've decided to take that road block out of the way by going through all the Pokémon from number 1 all the way through 800+ whatever! I don't even like Pokémon that much, but lots of them are cute and there's a lot of variety to work with. I bought a stack of paper, and the plan is to find reference images and start practicing construction, composition, shapes, etc. I'm not gonna worry about making original poses (yet), I can copy what I find online so long as I'm not tracing it. I want to be able up construct the same image from scratch using basic shapes and such. I'll get more used to taking a character and creating something completely new with practice.

So, that's the plan, and I've already gotten started. I drew some bulbasaur, ivysaur, and started on venusaur (dude's got so many details!). I'll be using this thread to catalog the art journey, and keep myself accountable to doing the drawings. Feel free to drop in and say hi, comment on the art stuff, or whatever. I'd be happy to take suggestions and draw for people too, might as well, if you don't mind the quality being what it is!
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 No.1008826

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>>1008824
Thanks :3

Honestly I think it looks pretty decent for a total novice, but it doesn't really feel super satisfying copying a pose someone else drew like that. I dunno, it's a place to start I guess. The whole point for me is to not fuss too hard about things like creativity and inspiration and just get used to the motions. But in the end, I of course want to be making something new, adding to the collection of art out there, ya know.

I want to get into digital painting and make some really colorful shit one day, so lineart isn't super exciting for me. Though when I watch an art stream of some really good artist, the lineart with no shading and no color looks so dang good! Getting experience here seems to be the logical place to start, I'll get to learn the more advanced junk later ^_^

 No.1008827

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>>1008826
it is looking good! and practice how you feel, getting that drawing to be second nature to you will be your best bet in really expanding outward into that more creative art that you desire. lineart isn't my strong suit either, as i'm much more comfortable with my shading as a means of creating depth and detail. but honestly it all goes to the same mountain top, so learn all you can my friend!

and i look forward to your progress!

>hugs and kajis <3

i need to go to sleep now, so i bid you goodnight <3

 No.1008828

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You're thinking about this exactly the right way.

A tool is a tool - starting with a digital tablet is not necessarily the best first step. After all, it's not the tablet that draws - it's you. The tool can be used for a lot of things, but at the end of the day it's just a digital pen. YOU need to be able to control your hand and make those lines be able to resemble things. There's a reason I show the kids I teach how to sketch by hand on paper with a pencil before we even touch the tablets.

As for the Pokémon challenge, good idea. Lots of variety, lots of body shapes. I understand where you're coming from with avoiding perfection by using the pen, but try to not cling to that for the whole thing. Once you start getting into the habit, youre going to need to challenge yourself further, and this is where I suggest bringing pencil construction sketches into it.

You've no doubt seen those sketches where people construct characters out of simple shapes? A basic skeleton, Circles, trialgues, squares, etc...? Use that. WHen you're a little more comfortable just sitting down to draw, start using that to understand how each pokemon is constructed, especially some of hte more complicated ones. Once you're at that point, you can then start to play around with making your OWN poses instead of just mimicking the official art  which, while a very good way to learn, quickly stops being satisfying like you say.

Again, to use the kids I teach as an example, posing can come later after you understand the basic construction principles. One kid I've had has basicaly done T-poses of characters that increased slight bit in detail the last few weeks I had him, to help him understand the construction process and see how even mor ecomplicated characters are built from the same principles. We went from Isaac (Binding of Isaac) to Sans to Peridot (Steven Universe) this way, and it paid off immensely.

All's looking good so far! JUst, yanno, throwing in some cents about the next steps to take.


 No.1008635[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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random photo thread! Pick an old photo and tell a story ^^

This is the story of the mushroom i found in my backyard. in 2014, a big, beautiful mushroom grew in my backyard

i was so amazed. wow, so beautiful mushroom.

i wanted to bring it inside. So, i put it in a cute pot, and brought it inside to take care of it

But it did not survive... neither did the other little mushroom. that is when i learned, mushrooms are not like plants, they have long, long mycelium that grow far underground, instead of roots.

By picking beautiful mushroom to keep for myself, i hurt the mushroom!! i have not seen a mushroom this size ever again.

if i had only left friend mushroom well enough alone, it would've always come back to visit

Now, because i wanted to keep it so badly for myself, friend mushroom no longer visits at all.
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 No.1008811

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>>1008808
holy crap! you should definitely chat with him at least once just to have that under your belt my friend! like that would be such a surreal experience!

rarely does the first interview work, but if you do many, you almost certainly get something! so being well practiced is your advantage! as long as you keep it up, you'll find something my friend ^^

oooh yay! i'm excited to see what you have! i'm dying to see it!

ahh okay, if it's a one off sort of night, then that's alright. a single night will not kill ya  ^^

oh absolutely they did! and now it's gonna live forever as a creepy pasta image!

 No.1008823

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>>1008811
Ironically, I got a job offer the first interview I had! But I was convinced to turn it down. In truth, I really can do so much better than what I was offered then, and this job hunt thing has been really good for me. I've learned quite a bit, and I think doing all this has been good for my self esteem. Getting rejected so many times but getting up and continuing the fight has been good for me.

>>1008819
Started that thread up, please comment if you like ^_^

Yeah, I actually really don't like alcohol very much! I'm pretty straightedge, though I sometimes do stupid stuff like this to "challenge" myself I guess you could say. It's something about feeling like I'm still myself despite what I consumed, dumb as that sounds.

 No.1008825

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>>1008823
for sure! it sucks to be rejected, but with enough times, you grow a thick skin, and then it is actually not all that bad! i'm glad you are doing so well with all this!

i only drink in social situations usually. Thanksgiving/christmas is the one time of year that i get anywhere really near "drunk" and even then, it's more just a buzz

i did get a little drunk at NDK when my featherweight friends wouldn't drink their drinks, and i didn't want them to go to waste


 No.1008509[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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 No.1008816

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>>1008815
if i could put a pause button on time, that would be greaaaaaaaaat!

yay! well i bet you knocked it out of the park my friend!

amen! that's why i'm glad i'm almost done! i just have one project and one exam to go, and i'm good for the semester!!!

 No.1008817

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>>1008816
go, noelle, go!! You got this, girl!
but for me, I gotta get myself to bed! I'm a tired mew right aboot now!
Night Noelle! Night groove! sweet dreams everyone!

 No.1008818

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>>1008817
goodnight, cookie <3

<hugs and kajis<3

thanks for hAnging out with me!


 No.1008700[Reply]

I'm seeing Christmas threads so I'm starting one, fav Christmas songs, I'll start.

FYI, this song and mood is absolutely one of my top 3 songs for this season.  It captures most of what I hold dear about this season, those who really know me will know why.  Happy Holidays all.  
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>>1008769

Actually, this version I think.

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 No.1008122[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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This is a thread for me me's

Post the spicy and dank ones alike
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 No.1008630

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 No.1008739

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No power again and so bored.


 No.1006259[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Brrr! to chilly! Let´s grab all the extra blankets, ignite the open fireplace! get all the tea, coffee and hot chocolate!

there´s space for everyone in here. Why not stop by hang out and talk about our days?
So, how are you
===============
This is H.A.Y. Which stands for How Are You. A thread to tell about your days. Had a good one, had a bad one? We will listen. Meet new pones, meet old pones. Hang around, everyone is welcome.

Old thread:http://ponyville.us/pony/res/1001394+50.html#1006182
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 No.1008627

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nai nai thread!

 No.1008659

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Apparently there was a Trump Rally in Hershey Pennsylvania today. I found out because one of my rides today had to be dropped off at the stadium and it took me 2 hours to drive 2 miles to the highway after that. I'm so beat I don't even remember what happened after I finally made it to the highway.

 No.1008689

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>>1008659
jeebus!


 No.1008648[Reply]

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Fleur chan adventure thread.

 No.1008654

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 No.1008314[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Yes! Santa Hats! so many hats. All over. Warm and soft. and bright. so sweet. and the best part of the holiday. go to school, wear the hat. go to church, wear the hat. go to court, wear the hat.

So let's wear our santa hats and talk about anything and everything on our minds, while also drinking a beverage of choice.
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 No.1008641

>>1008637
60 for this. Plus maybe an extra few bucks for the PayPal transfer.

Paypal is the same email as you find in my name here.

 No.1008642

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>>1008641
Okay, I think I got it out

 No.1008651

>>1008642
Ga, sorry, yes, I did recieve it. I got distracted by finally feeling well enough to doodle.


 No.992720[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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General 3 is autosaged off the front page so it's time for a new one, here, lemme copy paste the OP from the previous one:

-EVERYONE MUST READ THE OP BEFORE POSTING IN THE THREAD-

This thread is all about LGBT+ so you can talk about your experiences, coming out stories, things you've done or taken part in, at cetera. Really just anything you want to talk about. If you want, you can even just hang out and talk in a safe space.

Please keep all arguments and major discussions out of this thread. If you see something someone said that you would like to discuss in detail about, please make another thread. Any other major discussion points can make a thread on /townhall/.

Please keep in mind that this is a positive environment. When responding to people, use affirming language rather than challenging language. In short, do not try to deter people from their courses of self discovery.

Discussion of dysphoria should be kept in the realm of personal experiences and helping people through those feelings if they have them.

Also if you are not LGBT, you are welcome in this thread, however do not talk over the people who are LGBT. You're more or less guests here, allies or not, so please act like it. I know pretty much all of you are good people and wouldn't even think of doing anything, but it's important to say.

Terfs, transmedicalists, and anti-Mogai are, as always, not allowed.
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 No.1008581

is this thread in auto sage yet?

I can't remember when it hits auto, If it is then I am going to create a new one.

If not then consider this a bump

 No.1008591

>>1008581
I think it's after 500 posts, maybe?

 No.1008634

>>1008591

ah, okay


 No.1008587[Reply]

^
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 No.1006289[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Ok guys! I got two days off, some varieties of tea and honey, my delicious toffee coffee, and no responsibilities! That I know of

Let's play!

There's no real tally or score, but you can keep track if you want to. I also picked the poster below you so that we can't pick and choose who we try to make laugh, therefore having an advantage.

K, ready? Go!
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 No.1008289

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>>1008277
OH

MY GOD

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 No.1008503[Reply]

Wow I love this show!

 No.1008525

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It's alright.

 No.1008532

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I enjoyed it.
Snekbro is best tho.

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>>1008532
no step on snek


 No.1008433[Reply]

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If I feel like I failed my final, that means I got an A, right?
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 No.1008576

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>>1008529
My next final is Law of the Political Process.

 No.1008578

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>>1008576
Cool, what does it involve specifically?

 No.1008579

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>>1008578
Things like the right to vote, redistricting, voter discrimination, campaign finance, etc.


 No.1008201[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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what color is your blood
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 No.1008508

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>>1008507
At work.

 No.1008513

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>>1008508
ahh okay! i guess drug tests are important, although sometimes you need a little applejuice!

>hugs and kajis <3

goodnight wheat!

>loves likulau <3

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>>1008495
>>1008504
Kek

Calm down Wheat, the universe might break


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