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Real quick before I go on my little spiel here:
  1. This is spoiler stuff for My Little Pony G5. If you don't want to spoil yourself over possible changes to the series, I understand. Please ignore this if you don't want to see it.
  2. I'm not racist. I need to say this upfront because there are many, many, many people that want to raise a ruckus over skin color. I'm not against the casting choices that Meghan McCarthy and her team makes.
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These are a couple emails that were leaked to 4chan after someone hacked their accounts. Hasbro seriously needs to work on their online security measures.

I want you to pay attention to this, because this is the workings of the death of a character. I see this lazy, forced diversity crap way, way too often as of late in American media. Companies like Marvel, DC, Hasbro, and more are too scared to be labeled by the minority of America's population that virtue signal (and in some extreme cases, riot) as bigots, racists, sexists, Nazis, your buzzword here. So, what do they do? The do the laziest damn thing in terms of creativity and story telling: they take a pre-existing character, and change the hell out of it to be more inclusive. 

I'm not offended that Hasbro wants to make an urban pony that comes from the bad side of town. Far from it. I think that's a wonderful idea and having someone like Tiffany Haddish voice her is a lot of fun.

I'm offended because an already well established character has to die for the sake of social justice. Applejack, it's your turn for the noose.

Applejack in G4 is already a great character. She values family ties, hard work, honesty, and helping those that need it without a second thought. She's honestly my favorite of the 6, and her ideals reflect on mine as a Christian: Love thy neighbor as you love yourself. Unfortunately, some of the staff behind the show is dedicated to make her less "hick-ish" and sprinkle some forced diversity in the mix. They want to rewrite her as someone completely different a good one year after G4's finale, while our memory of her is still fresh in our minds. I know that the show's team is very creative.  They've driven the fanbase to, time and again, inspire people to create characters and stories of their own in their universe. So, you can imagine how extremely lazy they are to take the main six and start from square one with new voices and personalities. 

If they took the premise of an urban pony and made it into a new, distinguishable character, I would be behind their creative drive 100%. As it stands, they are taking the lazy route and killing a character to fill an invisible quota. As an amateur game designer, that is more offensive to me than any of the trigger warnings SJWs flap their jaws about. 

R.I.P. G4 Applejack. 
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Ahh, one of the many benefits of living in Murfreesboro, TN. I got to see the eclipse in its entirety. It was amazing. I could see the stars momentarily and the ground was dark and completely devoid of shadows. The ring of sunlight trying to go around the moon was an awesome sight to behold personally. Unfortunately, I also found out that I was born the day that Dracula died, so now I'm in a strange castle trapped inside the eclipse. So, I gotta use my soul-stealing powers to destroy the castle and save my girlfriend. (Anyone who can name the game I'm referencing gets a cookie.)

I hope there are those among you that got to see it, too.
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The latest episode of the show felt very passive-aggressive. I wonder if the writers know the difference between bad criticism and good criticism is. If they don't know, then this episode is a giant middle finger to the older fans. It's basically saying "our demographic is little girls, your arguments are invalid". Uhhh, no. If the criticisms and analyses are in good faith and meant to help make future episodes more well-rounded, you should listen to them. If the criticisms are from the type of people to complain about stupid things like Twilight getting wings or over-reactions to what's happened, then yeah. Make all the meta jokes you want.

They need to address the good adult fans among the bad ones. Otherwise, they make it look like ALL the adults are at fault.

Am I the only one who thinks this?
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"It’s never been about video games. It’s always about social justice."
-Anita Sarkeesian

I don't know about the people that follow me. I'm sure that you may or may not follow the blights of identity politics. I will say this, though. If you believe that women should be treated as equal as men, great. I wholeheartedly agree that women should always be given a chance to speak and be heard. However, treating women as equally as men should also mean having women face equal criticism and retribution for their actions. 

Enter Anita Sarkeesian, the ringleader of of over-zealous feminists that want a platform to say whatever ridiculous things on the top of her mind, and NOT bear the consequences of her actions. Ever since the birth of the controversial movement, GamerGate (seriously, enough with the -gate suffixes, I see it everywhere now for anything remotely controversial), I've always been afraid of what Anita would do. I was afraid of her because people were listening to her bizarre, damaging ideologies that directly attack freedom of expression, inspiring others to attack game developers to make what they want them to make, or they will boycott. I've always been afraid that either her or her group of SJW thugs would knock on my door one day. But, now, she's officially declared herself done with video games...

But, she's still at large and planning to censor other forms of media in the name of social justice. The worst part is, she's not just damaging freedom of expression, but equality between sexes. 

She often claims that video games are guilty of treating women like oppressed objects, even calling Mario saving Princess Peach to be sexist (really). But, she's focusing on the wrong issues with actually refusing to acknowledge women that are actually weak and oppressed. No one has heard of Anita speaking against the treatment of women under Islam. No one heard of speaking of actual rape victims and victims of assault or domestic abuse. So, who does focus on? Women like herself. Women living in America that got it made. Women that have all the privilege of being an American citizen and getting a job and education. But, they want more. She isn't looking for injustice, she's actually looking to make herself more superior, and be completely untouchable online on social media.

I don't know how many of you have seen the Vidcon incidents between Anita, Boogie, and Sargon of Akkad, but her actions during have completely solidified her true intentions. She wants to be an unstoppable voice, and the ONLY voice you should hear. Her logic is absolute, as she absolutely refuses to make discussions with anyone that might threaten her victim narrative. Yes, that's right. She claims to be a victim. A victim of cis white male patriarchy and other buzzwords to further her agenda. But, let me ask you this. Does a victim have the power to control what people say? Is a victim financially wealthy? Is a victim protected by people that are able to do her bidding. Well, she has all three of those privileges as a human being, yet she claims to be oppressed by the opposite sex or "trolls" that refute her arguments. While Boogie argues for social media to be a hotbed of positive emotions and goodwill, Anita wants the internet to be a place of censorship. If you don't agree with her views, you need to be silenced. Boogie wanted to bring people up and give them the support they needed. Anita, however, only wants women online to be protected at all times by "hate speech".

I know she's not stupid or naive, either. She's shrewd. She's manipulative. She has all the advantages. She's dangerous, and she knows it. However, after the way she called Sargon "a piece of shit human garbage" for doing nothing and yelling at super nice guy Boogie for not reading out questions she wanted to hear, I think more and more people are becoming aware of her act. And, I hope, more people will continue to challenge her and break her. Stack on the lies she's told over the years. Challenge her ideas and show proof of her actions. She needs to face facts. She can't continue hiding. Otherwise, she might influence more people to do the wrong thing.

Here is a video I've seen about her recently. I hope you find it enlightening.



It's time for her to stop. She's not empower other women. She's making women more thin-skinned and empowering herself with the ideas of censorship and increased monitoring. She's already done so much damage to video games and their developers, and her sights are looking to a broader scale.

Thank you for reading.


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Ever make a game and you're looking for a certain sprite file, but you can't find it because you have nearly 7,000 files in your folder? Oi, I hate wasting time looking for a certain room or sprite... So much time wasted...
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With Vinyl's sidequests pretty much drawn out, it's time to add control to a third character, if only very briefly, to help Octavia. Who could it be?
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I really don't want to lose the friends I have over something silly as politics. Let's just move on ahead and not mention this again. No matter which way the years will turn out, God will still find a way to bless his people.
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It's really sad to see so many Hillary supporters/Trump haters cry and sob about how all of their progression will be all for naught, and women will go back to the kitchen and gays will be illegal and how they are going to kill themselves and blah, blah, blah.

To all the people that are scare about our nation's direction, chill. I guarantee you, and you can quote me on this, that working women will continue doing so, the LGTQ+++etc will be who they are comfortable being, and America will allow legal immigrants to establish a family here without prejudice. You can raise a kid here and they will grow up just fine.

Personally, I'm excited about all this, because we needed a buffer on all the hatred that the SJWs have been causing as of late. I've seen nothing but violent acts of censorship and self-pity from all these dangerous people and they needed a wake-up call. People that are upset need to sweep this election under the rug, work with what they have, and work towards bettering their own lives, instead of dictating the lives of others.

Now, let's all work towards doing what we love and see what 2020 brings us.
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Hello, all! You have the patience of a saint if you have waited this long for The Underworld's Cello. I won't lie, work has been slow lately and I've been mostly bogged down with school work. BUT, I do plan to release a new demo to show off Vinyl's side of the story and the few ponies that she will interact with down below. Perhaps she might escape her dungeon for a little while.

Thank you for the support. I plan to finish this next year and work on the next non-MLP game, Schism: A Witch's Trial.
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I wanted an episode to bring more on the lore of changelings. (In a way, I did, seeing those little changeling grubs hatch. Very cute in a gross way.) 

However, I feel that they didn't use enough imagination to show how they were truly different from other ponies. Let's face it, Thorax (not The Underworld's Cello Thorax, whom is now renamed Clavus) was designed to be more "human" among monsters to make him more likable. Indeed, it made the transition of him being foe to friend easy, but also very forced.

I feel the story would have packed more punch if Thorax was following the Queen's orders from the get go. Maybe he saved Spike to gain a favor and played along to get closer to the baby. Only when he finds that, after he was forced to flee, he would be moved with Spike coming back to get him the second time. Something, ANYTHING, that made him truly different from the rest of Ponykind.

I was very disappointed. Thorax wasn't a true changeling-turned-neutral in my eyes. He was like everybody else with a shade of black, and THAT was where the story fell short.

Let's hope I can write Clavus's story to avoid such forced friendship.
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Submitted by Ethaes, the new name of the Changeling warrior is...

Clavus: a section of a beetle's wing!

I will take measures to rename him on my images and in the game later tonight.

Meanwhile, Ethaes, if you are reading this, I'd like to repay you somehow. Do you have any requests?
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Welp! I just saw the new trailer for the next MLP episode. The name of "Thorax" is out of the question for one of the characters in The Underworld's Cello...

So, let's play a game of Name That Changeling to give this brute a better name!

Thorax


Pic related is a strong military bughorse not known for his stealth, but for his raw physical and magical strength. He was cast out for questioning his queen and forced to live amongst ponies before his inevitable capture.
Winner gets his name changed in "Octavia in the Underworld's Cello".

Go!
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Work has been slow lately, I need a pixel artist to help me create the last few rooms of the game while I focus on the characters. If anyone wants to pitch in, let me know. You'll mostly deal with 120x120 and 300 x 200 rooms of basic MLP detail.
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On the day after I got my A in Trigonometry, reality hit me with a cold slap in the face. My dad had suffered through a mini stroke (or TIA) and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

My dad is a very intelligent man. He lived the clean life and taught me what I needed to know in order to thrive. He is the pastor of a church (salvationbygrace.org/) and he knows his way around the bible more than any man I know. He is wise, quick-witted, and a role-model for me.

That's why that it hits me the hardest to see him slur his speech, talk slowly, and repeatedly say phrases like, "I'm ok.", "I want to go home", and "Where am I?". A man of God was stricken down to having the brain power of a child. The hospital had a chapel, so I took advantage of the empty space. I filled the hall with echoes of my wails and cries, begging for God to restore his good and faithful servant to full brain power. I don't care if he ends up crippled by muscle weakness. I want my dad back! I feel like I've already lost the man that has all the answers for me.

Please, if you are the religious type, pray for my father's recovery. If you aren't, then hope that the doctors will find the right choices to bring him back to full health.
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I've been working hard on my schoolwork as the days go by. I'm trying hard to make some sprites and coding work done on the side but my focus has mainly been on school.

I've been worried that I would not be a expert programmer, as I'm not the best at figuring out advanced mathematics. However, my final score of A in Trigonometry has pretty much encouraged me to learn more, as I now fully understand how trig functions work and how one can use them. I'm excited to see what applications I can muster with what I've learned in the future.

As always, thanks for your patience and support.
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www.mediafire.com/download/i1l…

My friends over at Argus Entertainment have put together a demo for this simple, yet fun mobile game WIP. Give it a go if you are interested in seeing more.
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Finally finished creating a pretty lengthy cutscene from scratch. I need to cut corners a bit and use static imagery if I'm ever going to finish.
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I've done it! After 6 weeks of intensive algebra homework and web multimedia assignments, I was able to get A's on my finals. I feel ecstatic. However... I feel like I failed on something else, too. Because of my school assignments, I was unable to draw for The Underworld's Cello and I felt like it was stagnating. Then, I realized that it might have to be next year til it is finished. I feel bad, like I disappointed people, so the last six weeks have been bittersweet.No, I disagree! 
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You were an inspiration to work on pixel art and flash in my younger years, but now you are just an embarrassing shadow of my former self. One day, I'll come back to give you a less copyright-infringing image than the one you had before, but you are in the back-burner for now.
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www.mediafire.com/?4kouv6y3rcv…

Octavia is waiting for you all! Come and get it!!