1. good evening # I hope you're all well :)

    Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:03:46 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    1. @sleepingautumn Ohai. I'm doing just fine, thank you. How 'bout you?

      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:04:34 UTC from web
    2. Hi @sleepingautumn , doing well here! :)

      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:04:38 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
      1. @princessluna @flaxx I'm doing well, messing about with the pony creator to try and find a nice look :)

        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:06:37 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
        1. @sleepingautumn Cool. Show us the results once you're finished! :D

          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:07:11 UTC from web
          1. @flaxx Sure, here you go. Almost what I think Autumn Dust would like, minus her multitone hair and cutie mark

            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:10:54 UTC from web
            1. @sleepingautumn Aww, so cute. :3

              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:12:20 UTC from web
              1. @flaxx thank you ^^ Now if only I was able to draw her properly.

                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:16:31 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                1. @sleepingautumn Hehe. Practice makes perfect. :P

                  Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:17:22 UTC from web
                  1. @flaxx true, but practice requires confidence :(

                    Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:18:02 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                    1. @sleepingautumn Aw, I'm sure you'll do fine. I'm not good at drawing either, but I know I'll never get good if I don't work on it. You don't have to show others if you don't feel confident. I usually practice by myself without showing anypony, and then when I feel like I've managed to throw together something good enough to share, I share it. Even though I'm not always happy with it.

                      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:21:42 UTC from web
                      1. @flaxx Thank you for the kind words. I know I won't get any better without trying but I don'teven know where to start. Other people's art or writing intimidates me and I feel sure I could never make anything as good as it, so why try :(

                        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:25:25 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                        1. @sleepingautumn lol, you sound like me. all it takes is practice, study, and persistance. Don't let the others intimidate you. let them inspire you instead. Take an aspect from a work that impresses you, and try to mimic or even surpass it. As Les Brown says, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars."

                          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:30:09 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                          1. @princessluna @flaxx I'm sorry, I don't understand.

                            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:33:12 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                            1. @sleepingautumn Simply put, just keep drawing no matter what. Dont get discouraged. Skill comes with practice.

                              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:35:09 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                              1. @princessluna @flaxx ok. the problem is that I don't know how to start. I don't have any ideas of what to draw or write and I end up staring at a blank page and feeling inadequate. At best I manages a few lines or a sentence then stall with no idea what to do.

                                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:38:02 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                                1. @sleepingautumn I usually try to find something I'd like to be able to draw. Like ponies for example. They're simple and doesn't have much details. Then I look around for tutorials or look at other people's works for inspiration. I dunno, I usually don't have to do much for inspiration. Either I'm inspired and just start working with it, or I'm not really interested at all and then I go do something else. :/

                                  Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:40:01 UTC from web
                                  1. @flaxx Oh. :( I don't really get inspiration, instead I see something and think something is good or interestig but I never feel inspired to try or do something myself. It's like I'm stuck being the audience for life, only able to react and absorb never able to make anything, and that feeling deeply upsets me x.x

                                    Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:44:48 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                                    1. @sleepingautumn Aw, that sucks. :( I really wish I could help you, but I usually don't have that problem so I'm not sure how to help. Sorry. :/

                                      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:47:00 UTC from web
                                      1. @flaxx it's ok, I appreciate the sentiment. :( I'm just having a bad moment. Stupid messed-up neurochemistry, I want a refund on my brain x.x

                                        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:48:51 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                                2. @sleepingautumn Trick yourself into drawing! Sit with a pen and paper while having a really boring phone conversation and just let it all flow out. A good way to draw is to just DRAW LOADS, and, like throwing cooked spaghetti to a wall, see what sticks!

                                  Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:43:35 UTC from web
                                3. @sleepingautumn I usually imagine what I want to draw in my head and imagine myself drawing, then I just apply pencil to paper and it just kinda flows. Although I kinda doubt this advice would help as I always had a natural drawing talent. :/

                                  Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:46:06 UTC from web
                                  1. @yatta it doesn't really help but thanks, the thought matters

                                    Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:46:48 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                                    1. @sleepingautumn Yeah, I was never really good on giving advice. But I try.....and fail at advice giving.....a lot. XD

                                      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:48:13 UTC from web
                            2. @sleepingautumn Basically, what I'm saying is everyone needs to practice. The ones who draw awesome things didn't just sit down at a drawing table one day and drew a masterpiece. They started out just like us. But they put effort and time into it, and eventually got good. That's the way it works.

                              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:35:23 UTC from web
                        2. @sleepingautumn Aw, you shouldn't think that. Sometimes I start thinking like that too, but then I tell myself that they were probably as worthless as me when they first started out, but they practiced and practiced, and now they draw awesome stuff. So if they can do it, then why can't I? Nopony, or at least very few, are born with a magical gift that makes them awesome at things, everypony has to practice. Then I tell myself to imagine myself in a few years, and how happy and proud I will feel of myself when I look back on how hard I tried and how much I worked to get really good. Dunno if it'll work for you, but it usually does for me. :)

                          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:30:56 UTC from web
    3. @sleepingautumn Howdy autumn. You feelin !ponyfabulous today?

      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:05:03 UTC from web
      1. @delc17 Yep! How could I not feel !ponyfabulous ? :D

        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:07:02 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
        1. @sleepingautumn haha, u havent joined yet, so the ! dont work for u

          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:08:48 UTC from web
          1. @delc17 ahh, but NOW I am !ponyfabulous :3

            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:11:15 UTC from web
    4. @sleepingautumn hiya. doing well as well

      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:06:08 UTC from web
      1. @yatta great to hear, and hi! I don't think we've talked before

        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:12:04 UTC from web
        1. @sleepingautumn Awesome. Now see how long u can last. my best is 3 hours and im right now at 2 hours 13

          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:12:48 UTC from web
        2. @sleepingautumn Nice to meet you. I made an account here yesterday, so we didn't meet. XD

          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:13:47 UTC from web
          1. @yatta Oh hey! A fellow Louisianian!

            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:15:17 UTC from web
            1. @yatta @rainclop Wait, there are Louisianians here? Dang, I thought this southern state was a wasteland for people like us. o_o

              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:16:49 UTC from web
              1. @deelite BIG LOUISIANA HUG!

                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:18:05 UTC from web
            2. @rainclop O wow, you're from Louisiana as well. :D

              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:20:03 UTC from web
              1. @yatta Yah, and apparently @deelite as well. If we promise not to rape one another we should all get together!

                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:21:46 UTC from web
                1. @rainclop XD eeeyup.

                  Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:22:53 UTC from web
                  1. @yatta What city do you live in?

                    Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:23:57 UTC from web
                    1. @rainclop Raceland. what about you?

                      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:25:38 UTC from web
                      1. @yatta awesome name for a town or city

                        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:27:01 UTC from web
                      2. @yatta Lafayette.

                        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:27:13 UTC from web
                        1. @rainclop @yatta It is unnerving how close you guys are. I thought for sure one of you would say "Shreveport" or something! I'm in Lutcher. o.o

                          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:30:51 UTC from web
                          1. @deelite I know no geography of the state, how close are we?

                            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:32:19 UTC from web
                            1. @rainclop Well, you're the farthest away at about 1.5/2 hours' drive. But me and @yatta are barely 30 min apart. o.o

                              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:34:29 UTC from web
                              1. @deelite O.o woah, that's pretty close.

                                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:36:08 UTC from web
                              2. @deelite I drive slow too. I also live in Carencro.

                                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:37:03 UTC from web
                              3. @deelite See, you can find all kinds of people you never knew here. ran across some other Arizona furs on one of these odd sites once.

                                Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:45:58 UTC from web
                          2. @deelite If my geography is correct, you're in St. James Parish?

                            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:33:16 UTC from web
                2. @rainclop I'm afraid I'm far too shy for that. I really wish I could, but it's hard enough for me to get out of bed sometimes! =/

                  Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:23:49 UTC from web
                  1. @deelite I understand Fluttershy.

                    Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:25:36 UTC from web
                    1. @rainclop I'm not Fluttershy! I'm just really self-conscious about myself. D:>

                      Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:26:32 UTC from web
                      1. @deelite I used to be, but then by the time I hit my sophomore year i just decided not to give a damn about what people say about me, and I have to say my life improved a great deal.

                        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:27:45 UTC from web
                        1. @yatta Well what people say about me is fine and all, but...I've had bad experiences. =/

                          Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:29:37 UTC from web
                      2. @deelite Self conscious? You just fine the way you are, and nobody should tell you differently (unless that person is me.)

                        Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:29:38 UTC from web
          2. @yatta well then, welcome to the dashnet *hugs* Green Leaves fan? :)

            Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:15:47 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
            1. @sleepingautumn yeah. I like Green Leaves. G-R-Double E-N-Leaves!

              Wednesday, 25-May-11 21:19:04 UTC from web