twidashlove:

Many of you might have already guessed this particular submission was incoming. After all, Ask Sparkles and Dashie happens to be one of the first TwiDash askblogs, and mod of the blog, Somepony, graciously took the time to complete this very special 1000 follower commission for TwiDashLove (this blog).

A special thanks goes out to all the artists, writers, animators, and musicians this blog features—without you this blog would not be possible. And thank you, all 1000+ of you for watching, following,and sharing TwiDash. You guys are why this blog exists, and will continue to exist for as long as there is love of TwiDash.

(( Congratulations on your first thousand followers. May your next thousand come swiftly :P

I recommend to all of my followers that they check TwiDashLove out if they like all things TwiDash.

This was a blast to complete, so thank you for the opportunity :) ))

asksparklesanddashie:

((Part 1 of 2))

((Reblogging because I forgot to add the question.))

((Part 1 of 2))

To Be Continued, part 1 of ??

((The beginning of a new arc. It’s a very loose To Be Continued. My biggest problem with the last arc, the Nightmare Night arc, was the constant pressure on me to finish it, and let it be my ONLY focus for the blog. It’s a good outlook, but considering how many updates it spanned (and my overall speed for completing work), it just became this monster looming over my head.

As a result, I will be continuing this thread, but in my own time, and if I have an urge to do some other updates not pertaining to the arc, I’ll do them. It just frees me up to tell a story (something I’ve desperately wanted to start in this blog), but also keep it loose and not allow myself to be bogged down by it. 

As for the story itself, well… it probably won’t be a happy story, but it’s one I’ve wanted to get off my chest for a while.

In regards to this post itself, it was actually started WAAAAY back in August 2012, so all these assets here are old, and the puppets themselves (and a background) are mostly from the Double Rainboom team. Shout out to all their hard work. It’s a shame that it was just ripped down by the director without any notice, especially the website which had tons of great resources. Oh well.))

Rainbow: What do you mean? I’m not overprotective! I don’t know what you’re talking about.

asksparklesanddashie:

((Well, I’ve been practicing since the last time I posted hand drawn updates, and now I can confidently say that this is the way the blog is going to look from now on.

Guest update for April Fools Day provided by the amazingly talented AphexAngel from Ask Stalkerloo.))

((Happy April Fools Day, everypony. :) ))

((Well, I’ve been practicing since the last time I posted hand drawn updates, and now I can confidently say that this is the way the blog is going to look from now on.

Guest update for April Fools Day provided by the amazingly talented Ask Stalkerloo.))

So… Patreon

someponysscribbles:

I’m considering opening up a Patreon account. If anyone doesn’t know what that is, this video should give a good general basis. It seems like a neat (and completely optional) idea to be able to do what I do with less worries about pizza money work screwing me with less shifts.

Though this does bring up some questions. My main concern is the whole lack of rewards to give back. Another concern I have (and it is actually a concern), is it becoming exploitative on my end. I want to be clear when I say that, I do not mean holding my blog for ransom. I want to work on this stuff, and lack of funding isn’t going to stop me from doing that (apart from extreme cases like they cut the power, but I’m not in that situation yet). What I mean by that is that, as I understand it, it’s based off of a “get paid as you post” system, which means that I could potentially end up posting a lot of poor quality crap and get people pissed off at me for doing so. Of course it’s based off of a trust system, and I wouldn’t do it knowingly, but it’s a sort of exploitative worst case scenario. I do have a potential solution, however. 

The Building Bridges comic. The Bridges comic allows for a more structured release, and allows me to include rewards. Like, for example, those who donate $10 per thing (still not sure how it all works, and these prices are all just me bullshitting), can get access to a video of the particular page being made, and possibly have me commentate how I do specific things and whatnot. Those who donate $20 get a print-size version of the page emailed to them. $30 can be a limited slots thing to recieve a physical copy of the comic when I eventually go to print it.

As you can see, the comic provides a perfect format for me to use the Patreon system in the most fair way.

What do you guys think?

((Opening this up to the broader audience. It has to do with a possible change to the blog (I might include a link to my Patreon every now and then), and I want to get as many opinions as possible))

questions-for-cheesesandwich:

Wow, I never thought I’d be mildly popular during any point in history!

Alright, lets see who we have here…

ponyville-and-beyond

magic-rarity

asksagittariuspony

ask-bubbletime

ask-bandaid

askthefuturecrusaders

ask-petal-gust

askpiratedash

banana-your-potato(who changed her blog)

princess-skyla-replies

askceruleanblue

ask-prism-glider

asksparklesanddashie

askamazingangel

and  askrubyblade who I’d like to commend for the advice in animating and for being my very first follower^^

Also, I did this a while ago, so these guys are the first few ask blogs that followed me

((Eeee! Thanks for the cameo!)) 

((The end of an era.

Well, technically the era ended sometime late 2012, but it’s still good to have closure.

What else can I say about Speccy and this blog? Speccy’s work is what essentially brought me in to be an active member of this fandom. Beforehand it was just me checking out a few of JJ’s streams, and the like. Speccy’s old livestreams is where I met a lot of the people I’ve called friends, and they were truly great times. It was also Speccy’s comics and other work that inspired me to start this blog.

Some things have happened since then, and a lot of us have done some moving on, in more ways than one, but I will always treasure those good times we’ve had, and I will always treasure this blog for being the catalyst of those good times.

So, I just want to say thank you, Speccy. We don’t talk as often as we used to, as much as I’d like to, but I’m glad to have called you my friend, and I always will be glad to call you my friend.

I hope wherever you move on to after this, takes you far. You deserve only happiness after all the happiness you’ve given the rest of us.

Thank you.))