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@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I haven't read AHM but as I understand it's very "story beats taken from Budiansky bios"

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 05:18 PM)

was referring more to how he was suspected of being a traitor in g1. and dreamwave. and 2001 rid. it was sarcastic, hence the :rolleyes  lol

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 05:10 PM)

Don't expect major events to be forshadowed.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:57 PM)

wow! what a twist! mirage is suspected of being a traitor! :rolleyes

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:49 PM)

yeah im only on issue 4 and its only been like 30 minutes since i started. lots of splash pages and very little dialog

@  unitremover : (27 March 2017 - 04:47 PM)

I read it for the first time about a year ago and my main problem with it was just how little content there seemed to be in the individual issues. I remember thinking that it took probably three issues before I felt like it had really delivered a "proper" issue's worth of story.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:33 PM)

id rather read about the galaxy-wide war than yet another story on earth. thats one of the things i loved about formerly r.i.d. but when they went back before combiner wars i lost interest. i read til all are one because of this.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 04:24 PM)

It's one of those stories that gets slightly better with age because you know that IDW comics recover, but at the time it was a massive step back, a complex universe where the war was being fought across the galaxy swept away offpanel and replaced by n episode of the cartoon with blood..And there's a fan character we were told we were going to love, inserted to lecture the Autobots.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 04:12 PM)

Its not a bad story really, but then I've read actual bad TF event stories by IDW that came later. There is one major turnabout that happens off panel with no explanation that should have been addressed better though.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:08 PM)

im about to start reading all hail megatron. wish me luck...

@  RC85747 : (27 March 2017 - 03:56 PM)

Bow to the evil unicorn

@  RichardT1977 : (27 March 2017 - 03:55 PM)

The G1 film had multiple good songs.

@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 03:37 PM)

he ain't the sharpest tool in the shed

@  Robowang : (27 March 2017 - 03:36 PM)

he's fat.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 March 2017 - 02:39 PM)

What do y'all think of Shrek?

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

Put down that chainsaw and listen to me! It's time for us to join in the fight!

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

At least the G1 film had one good song.

@  Boomhauer : (27 March 2017 - 01:27 PM)

I think I'd rather take neither, because ROTF being awful doesn't magically make the G1 Film stop being terrible.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 12:56 PM)

I'll take a children's movie where everyone talks like Wreck-Gar over a children's movie that has dog sex, masturbation, drugs, golden showers and enemy scrotum.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Oh-ee-yay! Talespin!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Superman.....

@  Sabrblade : (27 March 2017 - 09:27 AM)

"I... am not... a gun."

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.

@  Bass X0 : (26 March 2017 - 04:48 AM)

YOU'RE ALREADY CRAZY, MR. "I AM SHRAPNEL, DECEPTICON HERO"!!

@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 04:45 AM)

DON'T MIND IF I DO

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 March 2017 - 04:07 AM)

Go crazy?


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An interview for Nayuki! =D


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#1 (Deactivated) Sobana

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

I was thinking of asking Nayuki some questions about his work on the show and what not, so, I compiled a short list of basic interview questions. I'm sure to add more to them once I think them up. I hope he answers them.

1) What college did you go to become an animator?

2) What projects did you work on before joining Friendship is Magic?

3) What project where you aiming for after finishing college?

4) Did you work on any thing we might know of before Friendship is Magic?

5) How did you become a part of Friendship is Magic?

6) How did it feel knowing that you were working on a My Little Pony remake?

7) Do you do any thing to motivate you while working on the show?

8) What were your expectations for the show?

9) Did you think it would become this popular and how did you feel when you found out?

10) Did the popularity ever effect what you did on the show?

11) What is some of your most notable work?

12) Do you enjoy your job?

13) How do you feel when the fans responds positively or negatively to the show or your work?

14) Do you get along with the other animators?

15) I heard season one was done on a pretty tight schedule, has that ever lead to problems?

16) Is there any behind the scene drama you would like to share?

17) Have you ever met Lauren Faust?

18) Have you ever met any of the voice actors?

19) Which is your favorite pony?

20) And a follow up question to the last, why is Rarity the best pony?

21) What snacks do you recommend fans should eat while watching the show?

22) What is your name in the credits of the show?

23) Can I follow you on twitter?

24) Since you started the show, how many interview have you gotten so far?

25) Will you tell your co-workers about this interview?

26) Do you share interesting things from the fandom with your co-workers?

27) How does your co-workers respond to the success and fandom?

28) Does fan drama effect the staff?

29) How many season are you hoping for?

30) Do you ever mention your online forum activity with your co-workers?


#2 Guardian Prime

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:01 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 8 2012, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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22) What is your name in the credits of the show?

-You guys haven't figured this one out on your own yet? A little detective work with the end credits should make for an easy answer.

I had that figured out a long time ago. icon-arcee.gif
I originally had it narrowed down to 2 names, but wasn't absolutely sure which of the two names it was until you practically gave us the answer a while back. I'm sure others know your name besides me, but I still didn't think it appropriate to post your real name. Unless you don't really mind the whole world knowing who Nayuki really is. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:23 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 12:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never really been worried about it, so I don't really mind either way. I'm just not the type of person who likes to be the center of attention (which is why I post here instead of places like EQD or Ponychan, I prefer the smaller atmosphere).

Ah. Well, I just figured that as soon as word of your real name got out, it wouldn't be hard for an internet savvy person to do further research with it and find out where you live and such. Then you would REALLY be the in the center of attention more so than ever. But, if you really are not worried about it....I'll say your name if your curious.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:24 AM

I think it's cool enough for most of us that you come and hang out here as it is.

that said, how much time did you have to put in for animation? A friend of mine majored in film, and I've been thinking he's perfect for a program like that.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:41 PM

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the only artwork I could share is like 6 years old

Well, if you don't mind.
(I totally don't)

While I'm sure it's actually pretty great art and we'd all love it, I don't think we should push Nayuki to post it if he's said he doesn't want to.

What we really ought to be doing is telling him to stop playing those durned vidya gamez and go play outsidedraw some stuff. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:08 PM

My question that I've been thinking of asking Nayuki: did the staff pay attention to this whole stupid Derpy controversy, and, if they did, was their reaction something like "holy cats we do one little shoutout to the fanbase and THIS is the reaction? NEVER AGAIN."? Because that would be my reaction if I were on the MLP staff.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

Oh oh oh, may I ask if you're into comics and, if so, what comics/artists do you like? Manga or US.

- what's your favorite cartoon series? What cartoon series would you love to work on?

- I'm pretty sure your secret identity is known to your family and friends. Do they ask you to draw stuff from your cartoons for them? Do they ask for pony sketches? If they do, which is the most requested? (unless it's all about skunk Fu or pucca, lol)

- I wasn't around when you first appeared in the Allspark, before Allsparkle. How'd you get here again?

You're so cool for interacting with us here icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

- Do you do commissions for pony art? I imagine you could make a lot money on the side.

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The main shows I worked on prior to pony are: Skunk Fu, Pucca (season 2), and Kid vs Kat.

I have no idea what you're talking about

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I'm a big fan of Strawberry Pocky.

Do you have any recommendations for American consumers?

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was checking the internet for fan reactions when the show first started airing. There was no EQD or Ponychan in the beginning, and well, there is only so much 4chan I can handle (/shudder).

That got me wondering, did you read any of the reviews of the show before it aired? If yes, how did you feel about it and were you worried that would carry over after the show aired too?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

The only show you've worked on that I've never heard of was Kid vs Kat.

I remember enjoying Skunk Fu and Pucca when they were on.

Edited by Cabooceratops, 09 February 2012 - 11:41 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:57 PM

Oh dude, you worked on Kid Vs Kat? Wow.

I always felt bad for the boy in that, all his victories were so small and fleeting.

PM me if you're bored!


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 10 2012, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I'm a big fan of Strawberry Pocky.

Do you have any recommendations for American consumers?


Strawberry pocky is pretty easy to find in the US (though I guess depends the stores you have). It's avail at all my national chain grocery stores and Super WalMart and Super Target, though I prefer Chocolate Pocky...and I think I'll go eat one right now!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Feb 10 2012, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 10 2012, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-I'm a big fan of Strawberry Pocky.

Do you have any recommendations for American consumers?


Strawberry pocky is pretty easy to find in the US (though I guess depends the stores you have). It's avail at all my national chain grocery stores and Super WalMart and Super Target, though I prefer Chocolate Pocky...and I think I'll go eat one right now!

Were I live they are harder to get, I barely remember what they taste like. The only place I ever found them was at a exotic Japanese food store next to the candy crab chips.

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Feb 9 2012, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The main shows I worked on prior to pony are: Skunk Fu, Pucca (season 2), and Kid vs Kat.

I have no idea what you're talking about


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Now I just have to cross reference layout artists from those shows with Friendship is Magic and I will know your true identity! >=D That is if I wasn't so lazy. =/

Edited by Sobana, 10 February 2012 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:15 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 10 2012, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why not just announce it? For those who care enough, they can easily piece it together, and for those who don't care, it doesn't matter.

If I figure it out right away, the mystery will be lost and what fun would that be?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Marvel's 'Wizard of Oz' comics, Scottie Young's art is really cool. I occasionally dabble in manga as well.

Oh! I'm familiar with Skottie Young's earlier artwork from that mutant kids series (Academy X). It was a strange but dynamic juxtaposition of cartoony art in a hellish world (the mutants were trapped in Limbo)

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I won't pick a favorite. I watch a very large variety of different genres and styles of cartoons/anime. Do note I absolutely detest dubbing. Original language only for me, subtitles is the way to go for foreign cartoons.

Hmm, that's true. I have several favorite shows but I can't zero in on one. I can just remember them fondly.


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't really get requests. Being an animator just isn't a big deal in my family (my 2 older brothers are also animators, so it's nothing special).

LOL! I see icon-waspy.gif Very cool that animating is in your family icon-hotrod.gif


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Feb 9 2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was checking the internet for fan reactions when the show first started airing. There was no EQD or Ponychan in the beginning, and well, there is only so much 4chan I can handle (/shudder). The Allspark forums picked up discussion on the show really quickly. I've been following things here ever since around page 4 of the very first pony discussion thread to grace these forums. It wasn't until many months later that I decided to stop lurking and start posting.

*beams* icon-fire.gif

Thanks for answering! Keep up the excellent work! icon-fire.gif