Alright, a long time ago, I said I would celebrate 400 followers. Since then, I’ve been through a house move, school change and several health ups-and-downs (including a hospital stay) - I concluded it would be impossible to finish what I’d started.
However, I’ve salvaged parts of my original follower picture, added in the remaining few ponies (you can sort of tell which ones are newer) and compiled the lot of them into… this. I guess. An apology for how rough my year’s been so far.
So… sorry about that, here’s some ponies :3
Featuring ponies by (from tom to bottom, left to right):
We’re now almost at 700 (how did that happen). Wow. I am amazed. Thank you all.
(I’ve been doing follower celebrations every time the count doubles - the next one will be at 800 :3)
Eeeee my little pone-self ^^
Thank you Sunset and good luck with your tumblrpon nomination
Say Hazel how do you decide the personalities of characters when you have no initial idea what their personality would be?
Well sometimes it depends on what the story requires, how the group dynamic works and the kind of character who would contrast or compliment pre-existing characters.
Sometimes it’s their appearance that defines what they’re going to be like or inspiration from other characters or people.
Sometimes they just evolve a certain way.
Trying to think of an example… Probably Brit’s cave squad. They are all rather stock characters but one that springs to mind is Rockhopper who started out as an interesting design, had a rather dour and unexpressive look to him then we got onto the subject of birds and he became this bird enthusiast.
I suppose a lot of the characters have somewhat of myself in them as well :P
One of the many things that rather took me by surprise when I started writing the ask brit blog was how people reacted to our main character. (who is actually Brit despite her sharing the spotlight with a certain hacker these days.)
I planned out an intro that introduced and hinted at some main themes and had her ride out on a tame manticore. Literally just threw this already well grounded character into the situation and let her get on with it.
And it’s taken a year for people to ask about the manticore XD
I suppose it could be argued that the plot and the fact that Rory has been merely a bg character no doubt had a hand in this. People tend to ask about plot relevant stuff.
But to me it was rather representative of something deeper. That people really didn’t connect with Brit enough to care about such a blatant elephant (or rather, manticore) in the room. Let alone her mark or her name.
We have plenty of those questions now (after a three way blog crossover it has to be said) but I suppose I am curious about what people saw in Brit before we did this. Because she is the main focus, the mascot, and all the madness of our blog hinges on her. Understand her and the pieces fall into place.
So please, if you are a follower, just humour me and give me an idea of who you think Britannia is.
"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan
Favorite what? Demon?!
Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.
He’s name is mr. Snurkles and I love him very much.
New Britannia and Roary reference picture found