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Dew drops by alphabetsoup314
It needs votes. 

It's my entry into Quest Geomatics SnapPostWin contest for $1000 towards tuition. Winning would go a long way towards me graduating with slightly less massive amounts of debt. Voting ends December 15th.

Some of you may remember that I had asked for votes on the same contest last year. I didn't win that one; I kinda suck at landscape photography. But this semester, they've made the criteria a little more general, so now I actually stand a chance of winning!

Please go here:… and click like. You need a facebook account to vote, so if you don't feel like signing up, please pass this on to your friends.

Thanks everyone!
Waking up, you find a party. What do you do?

Obviously, you join. 

Happy 13th Birthday dA! Feel free to join the whole 13 word story party in the comments. For more info:
1. You must posts these rules.
2. Each person has to share 10 things about them
3. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the persons you tag will have to answer
4. Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal
5. Go to their page to inform them they are tagged
6. Not something like " you are tagged if you read that"
7. You have to legitimately tag 10 people
Ten things about me
1. I like MLP.
2. I also like actual horses. I like animals in general. Sometimes more than people.
3. I voice act, though my mic has been acting up lately. I think I need a new one.
4. I am vegetarian.
5. I am too lazy to finish the rest of these properly.
6. Why should I finish the rest of these?
7. I didn't expect this kind of Spanish Inquisition!
8. :iconspanishinquisition:
9. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

1. Strangest thing you've done in the past month?
I haven't done anything very strange lately.
2. Are you a music addict?
3. Do you follow any vlogs?
4. Are you an anime fan?
5. Any hobbies?
Voice acting, art, crafts, creating in general. Lately, gardening.
6. Do you like Tim Burton?
7. Favorite music genre?
Lots. I've been listening to orchestral and soundtrack music a lot lately.
8. Boxers or briefs?
Uh... panties? I don't wear either.
9. Any obsessions?
10. Do you collect anything?
Lucky envelopes:… Some of them are quite pretty.

My questions to you:
1. If you were a dinosaur, what would you be and why?
2. Which fictional character do you identify with the most and why?
3. What is the weirdest food that you like?
4. Are there any skills you would like to pick up?
5. What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
6. Can you curl your tongue?
7. Look to your left. Write a haiku about the first item you see.
8. Write a haiku about your favorite thing in the world.
9. If you were a flavour, what would you be?
10. Do I really have to tag people?

Cause I don't want to. I tag nobody. I'm a rebel like that.
If you are a member of the Rooster Teeth site, you may or may not have heard that community member David Dredger (KnucklesDawson) has gone missing.

IF YOU LIVE IN THE VANCOUVER AREA, or even if you don't, please visit this journal entry:… and help spread the word. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vancouver Police Department.
If you were to buy a poster of any freelancer with a known face (ie: Wash, Florida, and Maine are not options) and you could buy only one, which would you buy?

The 'create a poll' option is not open to me here on deviantART, so I'll just redirect you to this link:

It is set to close after 100 participants, or on Feb 9, whichever comes first. This poll may or may not have anything to do with Sidequest. Feel free to distribute this poll to anyone who may or may not be going to RTX. Thank you for your patience.
School. That's why.

Okay, a big part of the reason why, but not the entire reason. Here's some others, in no particular order:

1. Lack of motivation - I just haven't had much motivation or focus to complete more than simple sketches lately. I'll get ideas, then get distracted by something else. Aside from school, this is probably one of the biggest factors. I figure my motivation will come back eventually.
2. Lack of appropriate tech - I lack a tablet. So I've found digital art to be a pain in the ass. So why don't I work on traditional media? Well, I found that lack of my own scanner is also a pain in the ass. Which brings me to...
3. Voice acting - I've gotten into voice acting recently, and I've found this to be the easiest way to express myself, easier than art given the tools I have available. Why?
Traditional art is: sketch, ink, erase, colour for a while, acquire scanner while nobody else is using it, scan, fiddle with settings, scan again, adjust colours, adjust colours again, crop, post.
Digital art is: sketch on paper (too hard to do with mouse), scan, adjust so that I can see the pencil lines, scan again, add new layer, lineart, add new layer, flats for character 1, add new layer, flats for character 2, add new layer, shading for character 1... somewhere along the way I figure it's done and I post.
Voice acting is: plug in microphone, record, act, remove noise, send to audio editor, ???, profit (not yet, but perhaps eventually).
Yeah, you can see why I've been a little bit more keen on that particular hobby recently. Sadly, despite the fact that I haven't even been in that many productions yet, I've been more pleased with the early results of my acting attempts than the early results of my art attempts. Perhaps this is a sign of my true talent?
4. SWTOR - Yeah... this is my worst excuse. And my worst GPA killer. I can't really defend myself here.

Either way, none of this means that I am quitting art. I draw because I enjoy it, so as long as I enjoy drawing, I will be posting art here. I probably won't be as prolific as I used to be, but art will appear nonetheless.

So what am I working on? I'm still working on colouring the Twilek pony… . I'm planning on possibly doing something Daring Do related. Perhaps there will be something more as Christmas approaches.
You see this photo? Perhaps you've even seen me post this before on my stock account alphasoupstock?

Fall stock 2 by alphasoupstock

I've entered it into a contest to win $1000 dollars off of my tuition fees. Basically, for submitting the most awesome photo of local scenery (hint: palm trees aren't native to Canada. I'm looking at you, entry #002), one lucky geomatics engineering student in Canada will get their photo picked and their tuition load greatly reduced.

I'm already in quite a bit of debt (due to not being able to decide what I want to study and thus taking much longer to graduate). So go vote for me at the link below, so that I have fewer student loans to pay off when I finally graduate, and perhaps I'll be able to come see you guys at RTX or RvB CanWest sooner, yeah? Or perhaps I'll even be able to go to a brony convention?

All you have to do is click on the link below, and 'like' Entry #007.

:star: CLICK HERE! :star:

And help spread the word around! Though the winner is picked by judges, it has been strongly implied in the emails that the more 'like'-ed a photo is, the bigger chance it has of winning. The contest ends November 18, and some of the photos have more votes because they were entered earlier. So go vote, and encourage all your friends and watchers to vote too!
I dunno how many of you on here are aware of my voice work, but do some voice acting for the wonderful bronies at Pony in a Box Productions, the same crew that brings you Doctor Whooves Adventures.

If you want to keep up with PIAB art, both official stuff and fanart, well look no further! We now have a dA group! Click the icon ladies and gents! :iconpony-in-a-box-fc:

And now, I am pleased to announce my involvement with two new PIAB projects: Daring Do Adventures and Storybook Project!

:icondaringdoplz: The latest short from Daring Do Adventures: Lesson Plans
Daring Do and her assistant, Herpy, have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. It possibly involves some diamond dogs and an ancient artifact of some sort. The headmaster is not happy...
(I play pony-with-stick-up-her-butt beloved headmaster Masra.)

:iconfillyfluttershyplz: The newest Storybook Project Episode: The First Pegasus
Gather round little ones, and listen to the tale of how the first pegasus came to be.
(I play the sun. And for some reason I am credited with my real name, so if you were ever curious about my name, well...)
Most of the non-canon ponies I have in my gallery are either crossover ponies or other people's characters. So, I decided to run my only pony OC, Erik Eris, that I have through a litmus test. The character came from an OCT that unfortunately died, but it's fun to revisit old works every now and again.

I believe the test is from CybertronikPony

{ } Is it your real name ? ( +5 )
{ } Is it your real nickname ? ( +3 )
{+2} Is it a human name at all ? ( +2 )
{-2} Does it have to do with their cutie mark ? ( -2 )
Only if you dig deeper into the meaning of his name. Otherwise, it's not very obvious.
Total: 0

{ } Does it have a canon character's mane? ( +2 )
{ } Is it Rainbow Dash's? ( +4 )
{ } How many colors does its mane have? ( +2 for each color past 1 )
{ } Does it sparkle or glitter? ( +5 )
{+3} Unicorn? ( +3 )
{ } Pegasus? ( +2 )
{ } Earth Pony? ( -1 )
{ } Alicorn? ( +10 )
{ } Does it's base coat have more than 1 color? ( +4 for each extra color, gradients are 1 extra )
{ } Are its eyes deeply moving to other characters? ( +3 )
{+2} Are red-and-black part of their colorscheme? ( +2 )
{ } Are they described in thought out metaphors such as "The fiery red of deep passion" ( +3 )
{ } Are they known throughout Equestria for their beauty?
{+1} Are they male? ( +1 )
{+1} Is their occupation something other than scout, guard, or carriage puller? ( +1 )
    I... I have no idea what Erik does. I guess he was a puppet master at some point
Total: 7

Cutie Mark:
{ } Does it ever change? ( +10 )
{ } Do they have more than 1 special talent? ( +4 )
{ } Does it cover the entire flank ? ( +2 ) ( Example   Luna's CM )
{ } Is it something lame and not very impressive ? ( -3, e.g. Cleaning Windows )
{+2} Is it something totally amazing that nopony else can do ? ( +2 )
I'm pretty sure that Discord can do the same thing as Erik, and more efficiently too. But since Discord isn't a pony, I will go ahead and count it against Erik, especially since this is a rather unusual talent compared to those of canon ponies.
{ } Are they the best at what they do ? ( +5 )
{ } Is it similar/same in appearance as one of the main characters? ( +3 )
Total: 9

{ } Are they in a romantic relationship? ( +3 )
{ } More than one? ( +3 )
{ } With a canon character ? ( +4 )
{ } With any of the Princesses ? ( +8 )
{ } With any of the Mane 6 ? ( +4 )

{+1} Are your character & a main character friends ? ( +1 )
By default, all characters in ToE were either part of Celestia's or NMM's army. This probably means different degrees of familiarity for different characters, but I will count it against him anyway.
{ } Is it one of the mane 6 ? ( +2 ) (See above)
{ } Are your character and the Mane 6 pony better friends than she is with the rest of the mane 6 ? ( +2 ) (only plus 2??)
{ } Are they related to a well known/canon/main character ? ( +5 )
{ } Is it royalty ? ( +3 )
Total: 10

{ } Do they seem to have the same personality as one of the Mane 6? ( +2 )
{ } Is it Rainbow Dash? ( +1 )
{ } Are they extremely nice, and never really do anything wrong? ( +3 )
{ } They are loved by everypony? ( +5 )
{ } Except one? ( +2 )
{+5} Are they hated by everypony? ( +5 )
I dunno if he would be hated, as he is quite charismatic. I think 'feared' would be a more appropriate word. Though I suppose he would be hated by the opposite side... I'll count it against him anyway...
{ } Except one? ( +1 )
{-6} Do they have a serious personality flaw that hinders them significantly ? ( -6 )  
Total: 9

Marking Scheme  
0 - 8 Your character is kind of boring, spice it up a little!
9 - 12 Well balanced!
12 - 18 This is good for canon characters, but is really stretching it for an OC
19+ You might have to start over, your character seems to be a little too perfect to be credible.
If you guys:
-like my voice work
-like seeing me do non-pony stuff every once in a while
-like machinima
-like halo-related things
-like supporting indie projects
-like a well-written plot
-or if you just like to like things on facebook

Go check out the link below and click 'like'! You know, that button on facebook with the thumbs up picture.

Inebriated Ninja Productions

Weapons of War is an upcoming machinima series directed and written by David Sampson. Now have some copypasta about the series.

In the year 2552, humanity fought back the Alien armada known as the Covenant. Fifteen years later, the Earth is nearly rebuilt. Unlucky bastards that we are, the Covenant have of course returned for second helpings. With new leaders and their pride still sorely wounded, their desperate desire to wipe us off the face of the galaxy has intensified.

To repress the second round of invasions, a mismatched team of five has been formed: War Squad, the combination of the smartest, strongest, fastest and most useless soldiers the military has to offer.

Perhaps the only thing they have in common as individuals is their inability to work as a team; but with the Earth's final hours dawning all too quickly, the biggest question is whether or not they can get their priorities straight and pull their shit together for long enough to drag humanity back from the brink of extinction. But perhaps the most pants-wettingly scary moment of them all - when they are each forced to realize that the Covenant aren't the only threat on the horizon.

Now go click the like button. I might provide some sort of art-related incentive if it gets a good amount of likes. Maybe.

Oh, and feel free to pass this along. The more exposure, the better.
Well, eventually anyway. Once I get a hold of a computer to record audio on. Should be soon-ish.

So I borrowed this idea from Ross-Sanger. I start off just saying my name and username.

And from there, the rest will be up to you.

Ask me some questions here, and I will answer them on Youtube. Or, if you don't have any questions, you can request silly voices/skits!

I will do my best to get to all questions/requests, as long as I am comfortable doing them. That being said, I'm not too squeamish. So even if you are not sure if I will answer it, ask the question anyway.


KempoB: (RT)
What is your favorite medium?
When you do art, do you have to be in a certain mood? How do you motivate yourself?
What is your favorite piece?
How do you do everything so well?
(Request) "Hey Blue! How you like them apples? And by apples, I mean bullets! In your face! How you like them pears? Guess what I mean by pears? These nuts!" -Said in the voice of Sarge (best attempt)

Why are you so awesome?
Do you have any nicknames?
What is your favorite food?
When did you first get into Red Vs Blue and/or Rooster Teeth?

Ross Sanger (dA)
Ooh, if it's not too personal I'd like to hear the story of how you met your husband, but if that's too personal or too long or anything then that's fine.
Why a hedgehog? (I know you've already answered that one to me personally but I think we'd all like to hear the story)
What's your favourite cartoon/film/show/book/fictional type thing that isn't Red vs Blue or Ponies?
What was your favourite book when you were a child?
What first inspired you to start drawing?
How long have you been drawing?
What's your main ambition in life?
Do you prefer pie or cake?

psychomonk1990 (dA)
How did you react when you first saw the Warthog smash through the wall in season 8?
and similarly, how did you react when you fist saw Derpy Hooves acknowledged by name?
Hey hey!

So there is something I would like to see written. I think I originally gave this request to a friend of mine, but they got sidetracked or something. Anyways, here is your challenge:

Two RvB characters of your choice hop into the warthog, ready to go off on a secret mission (or not-so-secret mission, or road trip, or whatever).

Suddenly, Caboose decides to jump in with them and tag along, throwing a wrench in all their plans.

Your not-so-secret mission is to write about the ensuing trip. Anything goes, but here's the catch: for whatever reason, your characters CANNOT get rid of Caboose. Well, they could try... but Caboose always finds his way back.

The challenge, called Sidetracked, is also posted over here on…

You may either respond directly to the post on RVBfics, or you can post in on some other site (deviantART,, your RT journal, etc) and put the link in the comments section of this journal.

Deadline? September 30th, 11:59 PM Mountain Time. Yes, I know that's strangely specific, but at least that deals with the issue of time zones. The link to your fic must be posted before this time! If you forget to finish the last chapter before the deadline, as long as you gave me a link before the deadline, I will judge everything that was finished before the deadline... I will not accept the last chapter if it's posted late (I will look at the timestamp on each chapter). If you started posting chapters online in August, but didn't give me a link until October, I will not accept anything. As far as I'm concerned, if the link wasn't there by the deadline, the fic doesn't even exist.
Prize? I will post the winning entry in my Rooster Teeth and my deviantART journal (or at least, as best as I can... if your entry has strange formatting that does not agree with RT, it may look strange when posted). In addition, I will have another journal entry dedicated to how awesome you are and why they should check out your work, whether your work is here, on Rooster Teeth, on YouTube, whatever you wish.
Word Limit? Hey man, anything goes. You can write a novel if you wish, but remember everything must be done by the deadline.
Judging? Will depend on creativity, entertainment value, adherence to canon, and ease of reading.
Creativity is self explanatory.
Entertainment value is also pretty straightforward, but keep in mind that this does not imply that your work must be comedy; if you write an amazing piece of tragedy that moves me to tears for the characters involved, that's still very entertaining. I welcome work from all genres.
Adherence to canon: ie, do the characters behave in a way that they might in the actual series?
Ease of reading: Is all the grammar and spelling mostly correct? Is it formatted in a way that doesn't hurt my eyes? If I can't understand it, or if I'm hurting my brain trying to understand what is happening, I will throw it out. (note: You can use some large flowery words if you wish, that won't hurt ease of reading, as long as the work in question is still readable).
Anything else? I don't much care for OC's. I won't stop you from writing about OC's, but you had better be an amazing writer if you do, or else you may suffer in the entertainment department. I can't help personal bias. Also, if you send in an incomplete work, it may or may not hurt you, depending on how good the story is.
Here's my newest one for Legends of Equestria:…

And, because I put up the links on Rooster Teeth then totally forgot to put them up here, here are the links for my Daring Do Adventures auditions:
Swift Wing:…
Masra (the one that I got cast for):…

Enjoy! Watch, comment, praise, criticise, etc.
Today, I learned that ponies really can help make the world a better place. I quote:

Dear Lady Donut,

I'm writing to let you know that your contribution was a deeply welcome example of how loved the RT Community's talent and creativity is. If I'm allowed a little humblebrag, I'm pleased to let you know that Project Freeprancer raised $210 for Child's Play. Grady and myself can't thank you enough and right now a (albeit small) token of our thanks is on its way.

So, even if these ponies are just pawns in the crazy schemes of some shady character calling himself a doctor, they were able to bring some happiness to the lives of sick children - and it's all thanks to the generosity and support of their friends (the awesome RT community and the bronies in it).

Your faithful student,
Alphabet Soup (LadyDonut)
I got cast for a Daring Do radio play!


I had auditioned for Swift Wing, Masra, and student (character list). I got cast as Masra. So excited! :D

I might put up my audition later as an unlisted video on Youtube if any of you are interested :)

Fluttershy audition - DONE!

Journal Entry: Thu May 17, 2012, 7:15 PM
It is here:

I threw in a couple of requests from RT members as well, hope I did okay with them.

Acquired new microphone

Journal Entry: Tue May 15, 2012, 6:05 PM
Auditioning for Fluttershy for Fighting is Magic.…

Feel free to throw me some line requests. It can be something you want to see in the game, or it can be completely silly. Whatever floats your boat, sugarcube. I can't promise to get to them all, but I will try my best with the time that I have :iconfluttershysmileplz:

Oh, and please keep them clean.

I feel so unmotivated to draw

Journal Entry: Sun May 13, 2012, 10:36 PM
[Reposted from RoosterTeeth journal, so that those who bother to read my journals(all four of them) don't get bombarded with memes]

I just don't feel like drawing anything lately, even though I know that there is stuff that needs to be drawn. Not just drawing, I just don't feel like creating anything craftwise/musicwise/writingwise. It's not that I don't know what to do next, I just don't feel like doing anything. Normally, when I get artblock, I go do something non-art for a while, but I feel like I'm stuck in the 'do something else' phase without enough of a 'go back and do work' phase. Perhaps all the junk food I've eaten this week has wreaked havoc on my mind.

Or perhaps I feel the need to be a diva and have my ego fluffed. So go ahead and encourage/comfort/worship me. Advice is good too.

Come at me bro.

Music Meme... WITH PONIES!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 28, 2012, 6:36 PM
Yeah, I'll probably be pressing the forward button quite a bit, since a lot of the songs on this playlist are covers of some of the other ones :XD:

1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense. NO CHEATING!


How do you feel today?
Pinkie's Singing Telegram

What's your outlook on life?
Pinkie Pie's Psychotic Break

What does your family think of you?
Equestria Girls

What do your friends think of you?
The Flim Flam Brothers

What do strangers think of you?
Smile Smile Smile

What do your exes think of you?
The Cutie Mark Crusaders Go Crusading

How's your love life?
You Got to Share, You Got to Care

How will your love life be in the future?
Parasprite Polka

Will you get married?
At the Gala

Are you good at school?
Winter Wrap Up

Will you be successful?
May the Best Pet Win!

What song should they play on your birthday?
The Pony Pokey

What song should they play at your graduation?
Becoming Popular

The Soundtrack of your life?
Lunar Nocturnality/Celestial Diurnality

You and your best friends are?

Happy times:
FRIENDSHIP IS POWER METAL! (Cutie Mark Crusaders theme)

Sad times:
Ragtime MLP:FIM theme

Every day:

For tomorrow:
Fighting is Magic (Twilight's Theme)

For you:
The Ballad of Pinkie Pie

What does next year have in store for me?
A New Hope (The Return of Harmony)

What do I say when life gets too hard?

What song will I dance to at my wedding?
Twilight Is My Bestest Friend

What do you want as your career?
Stitching it Together

Your favorite saying?

How will I die?
A Circle of Friends

The anime character meme

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 17, 2012, 4:02 PM
ツンデレ Tsundere (Harsh Outside-Gentle Inside)

[x] You come off as sort of aloof to other some people.
[ ] In public, you intentionally refrain from showing/try not to show much weakness  
[ ] You have a secret obsession with something cute. (Secret obsession?? Pfft. Ponies are too awesome to keep a secret)
[ ] You pretend that you hate your crush even though you really love him/her
[ ] You blush when people point out your sensitivities.
[ ] You blush when people tell sexual jokes. (used to, but im more than used to it now)

Total: 1

ヤンデレ Yandere (Gentle Outside-Harsh Inside)

[ ] You're very sweet and kind in public.
[ ] When romance becomes a topic of discussion, people say your personality changes drastically.
[/] You know some sort of martial art, swordplay, or otherwise (I used to do karate... now I have no money)
[x ]  You have a crush who you'd literally kill for. (Does husband count? I'm a little past the crush phase)
[ ] You have a pet-peeve that makes you snap.
[ ]  Schizophrenic?

Total: 1.5

メガネっ娘 Meganekko (Girl/Guy-with-Glasses Character)

[x] You have glasses.
[x] You are/can sometimes/always be clumsy, ditzy, or absent-minded.
[/] You are always very polite in your speech. (Only when I think it's a good idea. The rest of the time, I don't give a shit)
[x] You are fairly intelligent in some field.
[ ] You take discipline seriously.
[x] You have some sort of fetish for something.

Total: 4.5

突っ込み Tsukkomi (Angry Guy)

[x] You have friend(s) who often make dumb or embarrassing remarks (doesn't everybody have a friend like this?)
[ ] You smack/beat up this friend in some way.
[ ] You do your best to maintain a calm facade, only to be thwarted by this friend
[ ] If you & your friend were a yin-yang, you'd be the "yin"
[/ ] You swear a lot. (sometimes)
[ ] You try to bring out the more serious side of your ridiculous friend.

Total: 1.5

ボケ Boke (Dumb Guy)

[/] You often make silly or embarrassing comments.
[ ] You like annoying the heck out of your best friend.
[ ] You often get beaten up by your friend in some way, but you take it in good stride.
[ ] If you & your friend were a yin-yang, you'd be the "yang".
[/] You are normally very laid-back and carefree.
[ ] You try to bring out the happier side of your angry friend.

Total: 1

大 和撫子  Nadeshiko (Perfect Wife)

[ ] You are always, almost overly, polite.
[ ] You love traditional Japanese culture.
[ ] You often wear either a kimono, yukata (summer cotton kimono), or apron.
[-1] You're an excellent cook. (yes... it's that bad lol)
[ ] You are hardly ever angry.
[/] You have really long hair. (define 'really long')

Total: -0.5

Sexy Character

[x] Your bust/package is...formidable.
[x] You like making sexual innuendos.
[x] You encourage trips to the beach, pool, or onsen.
[x] There are some sexual things that you are ignorant to or need explained to you.
[ ] You're an expert cosplayer.
[x] You like the taste of alcohol.

Total: 5

Loli/Shota Character

[x] You like sweets or chocolate.
[x] You adore cute things and/or the word "kawaii". (well i like cute things)
[ ] You use Japanese suffixes like "-chan," "-tan," "-sempai," etc... (not japanese, but i use mr, ms, mrs, madam, dear, etc)
[ ] You add unnecessary suffixes to the ends of your sentences, like "nyo," "nyu," "un," etc... (I usually find this very annoying.)
[]  You are considered gullible or naive. (sometimes...)
[ ] You have a tall/powerful friend who protects you.

Total: 2

So... I'm a sexy meganeko?? lol