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Time to Move on...

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 7, 2013, 1:38 PM
Hey all :wave:
How you guys doing?
I'm leaving the MLP stuff.

Basically, the point of this journal (I'll try not to make it too long.)  is that I'm getting ready to move on from the whole My Little Pony scene.
It's been fun, guys, but let's face it, I was only going to keep it up for so long.

As you have probably noticed, despite (attempting) to make comics for the last few months, I've pretty much fallen out of the whole MLP fandom scene.
Unlike when I first joined, back in 2011, where I'd be scouring the various websites for the latest news and re-watching the weekly episodes, I'm just not pushed to do so anymore. I never got around to finishing Season 3, or watching that movie thing, and I've pretty much ignored the whole thing.

Don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show, nor do I HATE the fandom, I still really enjoy it, and I really do hope I'll watch the last of S3. 
It's just I've certainly lost an interest in the whole fandom aspect of it, sadly lowering myself to the level of refusing to use the title of "brony".
Which means that I've also lost an interest in the whole comic-making aspect too, while I do still have fun, at times, I'd ask myself; "Why am I still doing this?"

And so, with today's upload: 
Curse you, Poseidon. by Veggie55
I'd say that's probably going to be the last (Pony) comic idea I'll make.

I'm surprised I lasted this long really, I'd originally only planned on doing MLP art for about a month!
But don't think I'm not grateful for the support you guys have given me over the last, what, 2-3 years? It's been great, even with all the hate and berating that came towards the final months!
Not to mention that this show is the only reason that I still have a DeviantArt account, plus it gave me something productive...ish to do! 

Plus, I've made a tonne of great friends from the whole experience, you know who you are, and I'll be damn sure to keep in touch with them all (:
Not only did I get involved in the art section, but of course, I partook in some aspects of the music sector too! Helping out various musicians from this very talented fandom, and man, it was a blast.
"Want it Need it" (…Is still probably my most favourite! (Thanks Taylor!)

Oh! And the interviews I got were a blast, I really wish I'd had the chance to do more!
Though the Cutie Art Crusaders one (…) is still a favourite of mine! (Thanks too!)
It's funny when I think about it.
I mean, when I first got onto Deviantart, I had managed to get 37 watchers, and I was like "Holy shit, look at all the support I have!"
And yet, at the time of writing, I'm currently on a whopping 25'201, like, wow. 
I guess I've got Equestria Daily to blame thank for that, and having the extra support did give me reason to keep going!
Even though I'm overrated beyond belief :faint:

Then there's also all you guys who added me on steam and other outlets, hope you didn't mind being dominated by my insane Pyro skills in TF2 :trollface:

I guess I really only have one regret, and that's having never even made an attempt to attend a Convention (I wouldn't really count the Skype call at BUCK)
Stubborn Irish blood runs deep in me at times, as I'd decided that I hate conventions before having even tried one...
Sorry, I guess it's too late now.

So, you're deactivating your account and deleting all the random people in your steam/skype and forgetting this all entirely?
No, I won't deactivate my account, in fact, I might actually have use for it in the future.
If I bring myself to it, I'd begun work on my own Independent web-comics and hopefully I'll continue working on them until I'm ready to share them with the world.
Maybe I'll use my Deviantart is a starting point, who knows!

As for the randomers, well, I'll see. Not yet anyways!

But there's one last pony-related thing I want to do.
It's not going to be new, but it'll most likely be the last pony-related submission I'll make.
What I have in mind is remaking the first comic I made;   
'I'll Never Fly' by Veggie55
Just to come around full circle, seemed fitting enough to me.

I want to apologise to those who'd only recently requested a commission or two from me, as you can tell, I probably won't be motivated to make them.

Lastly, I just want to say again how grateful I am for all you guys here on Deviantart, and even those on sites like Derpibooru and reddit and such.
Though I never deserved this, I'm grateful for what I was given (:
There are plenty of much better comic-artists in the fandom now, most of who you are probably already following! You'll be fine ;D

Who knows, I'll still probably be here, browsing various artists and making completely useless polls, or I might stop, I don't know.

Anyways, that's about it, guys.
I'll finish up that remake and then I guess I'll just vanish somewhere.
Or just hit me up in a game or something!

Thanks, again.

- Veggie :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:

  • Mood: Pity
  • Listening to: Building Buildings - We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Reading: Blood of Elves - Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Watching: -
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  • Eating: -
  • Drinking: Coffee
Skin by TwodeePony (modified by Veggie55)
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Lewleworange Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Hard to believe it's been nearly 2 years since you stopped doing pony stuff. Can't help but agree with you on the fandom, especially the 30 year olds "getting off" to ponies, and the people who can't help but argue with one who disagrees with their opinion.
Sonikkudrawings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Everytime I read this (alot more than you may think), I remember that someday, everything will have to move on...
That nothing is eternal, but every change is for best!
As a Sonic 16-year-lasting Sonic fan, I saw many things had to change, not only in the fandoms, but in life.
I know this is from a loooong time ago, but something still touches me from inside, maybe thatīs beacuse I made too much changes in my life, and every single one hurted me.
And when I see recent comments from other bronies/pegasisters asking why you left the fandom, or "why you left them/betrayed them (in some f the worst cases)", I always think "Guys. This isnīt a part of him anymore. Yeah, he was great, but, it doesnīt means has mustnīt move on. And he didnīt betrayed anyone. Heīs done amazing things for all of us, made us sometimes chuckle, often gave us enormous amounts of feels (the feels); you better say "Thank you"."

And Iīll say it myself. Thank you. For everything. :hug:
SlugPonez Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Just saying, get ready for the unexpected ending of Season 3 and the movie Equestria Girls.
BlurredWolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Only just found out about this now.  Sad to see you go but I'm nobody to fault your decisions.  Thanks for the good times man, I got more than a few chuckles out of your work.  Cheers.
YoshiRingo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww, a bit sad, ponies are what make it fun. Good luck in future art.
eIectraumatic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww D: It won't be the same without you
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been over a month, I'm sure it's still the same :p
TurtleTank198 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
While I totally respect your choice to leave, I gotta ask... why disable comments on your older comics?
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd rather not get updates on feedback for stuff I no longer care for :p
TurtleTank198 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Ah, fair enough. Still psyched to see what you come up with next :w00t:
SimonOrJ Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wish you have good luck. Thanks for all the laughs, smiles, and good times.
I'll miss your pony related comics! :cry:
FelisVulpes Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I respect your decision, you will be greatly missed though :'I  I wish you all the best in whatever you put your talents into in the future.
thesuicider66 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I'll miss your amazing comics, but I'm also eager to see what direction you'll take your talents. :D
matteoNL97 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It isn't a crime to stop having interest in something. But i do hope you stay on DA. And who knows,you might find a new inspiration! Mayble from a totally unexpected corner.
My point is,don't stop with DA or drawing. Talent like yours is hard to find here with all the shitty art on this site.
commodorebasic Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
As Regidar would say: "Farewell, Hope you had the time of your life, and Thnks Fr Th Mmrs."
What else to say, other than this?
LaughingOnLine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
It's been fun, Veggie.  You're a talented guy, and I know you'll do well, no matter what!
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've left once, you were back. You're leaving for the second time, you'll be back again.

This is the ride that will neeeeever end.
Sqicychiqotles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
That's nice I guess. When S4 starts and you realize the ride never ends I'll make sure to swing back around here and check out your newest MLP comic.
PeregrinStaraptor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I'm really grateful that you've lasted this long. I'm still all shocked on the aspect that on one of your comics you chose my idea to turn it into a comic, and I'm forever grateful. Despite you leaving the fandom, I love to see what you will come up with next. As we say here in the States, 'One door closes, another door opens...'.
Blu-boisen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
w..what? I respect you, most people in the fandom (I know a few) think that if they stop what they are doing, if they leave the fandom that they'll get more hate, lose friends etc Good luck with whatever you head off onto. :3 if you ever want to talk to someone you can note me. Or add me on steam or something <3 (I LOVE TALKING :D) (i need a life xD)
statoose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed your stay, man, and I'm still grateful for the comic I commissioned from you (My video adaptation of it is still getting comments regularly!). Godspeed in whatever you have planned for yourself.

And let's not forget the manface! :iconveggie55-manfaceplz:
Shogun-Nesto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
It's sad to hear but on the flip side if you are still doing artwork then I'd be happy to stick around to see what you're capable of =) stay awesome regardless!
Rarodar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Life happens. I'll be interested in your non pony art.
EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

We're all sad to see you go, but we hope to see you again with awesome stuff that isn't MLP related! Best of luck to you dude!



lawlzers101 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Aaaw its sad that you're not doing ponies anymore knoww you could alwway2 joiin other fandom2 *cough cough wink wink*
chriscstick Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck and have fun!..... sorry, it's all I can think of ._.
TheBrickmaster101 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Writer
And to think, I just found your comics only a few months ago.

Good luck with your adventures and etc.
coolnate1996 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
It was so awesome to have you in the herd for as long as you were.  But we all know that each one of us will eventually leave the herd to move on to something greater in life.
:icontwilightbookfortplz:And there will always be a place in the herd for you!!!
:iconnoddingtwilightplz:Good luck on your quest good sir.
:icontwilightrapefaceplz:And I hope to be seeing your work sometime soon.

:icontwilightinsaneplz:But in all honesty we know that.........They...Always.....Come........Back.
Acesential Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad I can call you a great friend, Veggie~  It's thanks to your help that I've gotten as much success as I have as a pony artist.  For that, I'll be eternally grateful.
Of course, this isn't any sort of final goodbye- I can hit you up on Steam, whenever :v

Once ARMA3 rolls out proper, I'm gonna pull you and Tapani in for a game.

Thanks for the fantastic shit, these past 2-3 years, man.  Glad to call you my friend :)
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We be the army guys <3
I'm actually drawing as we speak, of course, it's my own stuff for a change (:

Glad to call ma bruvva ;D
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Good luck!
LegendaryBranflakes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
deja vu?
luna-is-best-pony1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
didnt you quit awhile back too?
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly couldn't be arsed to bother correcting people on the word "hiatus" anymore.
luna-is-best-pony1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
oh is that what that was?  i remember you saying you were leaving completely.  bad memory i guess, that or i didnt pay enough attention
mickey16 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Sorry to hear this news, but it happens to everyone. And ya know what, even if you do drop out of it, someday, if you ever have kids, you can watch it with them, and think fondly of the rest of us who will always be here if you need a helping hoof.
Okay pal?
spittfireart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Good luck. c:
See you around!
HastTer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that is kinda sad for me cuz i found you like month ago :( but i laugh on every of your comics so thank you for that :) 
Good luck IRL
Geechan1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
You're leaving? Oh well. It was a great blast while you were here; I was always looking forward to the pony comics that you put out on this site. It's really sad to see you go...

Good luck with the rest of your life!
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll certainly miss you, but I understand about passions coming and going.

I will say that despite you being a horrible critic of your own work, it nonetheless always brought a chuckle and a smile, and that's one of the greatest gifts anyone can receive. :)
biasedeyes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I look forward to seeing whatever else you may have to post on this account, pony or non-pony. Honestly I think that you might just feel people expect too much from you, in the line of creating pony fanworks and continuing to do so, and that may well be true, but I've learned that very specific expectations of people never turn out well :P.

Good luck doing whatever else!
RainbowThis Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I naver knew you IRL so while it would seem weird to say this sucks and please don't leave IWILLMISSYOUSOGODDAMMUCH!!!!

the truth is of the various accounts putting out MLP related comics, yours are always among the very best, and it will be a blow to my Inbox and the MLP community as a whole to see you go. I wish you would change your mind, but I understand your feelings. 

Final thought:
We Were Promised Jetpacks

All Is Forgiven.
hardponyfan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
*lies down and dies righ here*
SerBlack Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Ah feckit anyway. :( I'll miss these things, but everything has to come to an end eventually. Not really much I can say except thanks a million for some of the funniest comics I've ever seen, and for putting Irish bronies on the map! Also, good luck with the L.C results, I hope they go your way!

Slán leat, a chara.
PonyXing Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaah! :( (Sad) Waaaah! :( (Sad) Waaaah! :( (Sad) Waaaah! 
icegirl16822 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hay, im glad you have been makeing these comics, they cheer me up, do you have a skype? im not unwatching you ^u^ i will be here for you friend ^u^ *hugs* skype me if you can, just send me a note on here and i will tell you ^u^
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Skype's the same username as here, though I rarely log on :p
icegirl16822 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
my username on skype is also the same as my dA :3 

but it will show up as emily ^u^ 

sent a friend request
zedef Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're going to miss you...greatlyWaaaah! 

Just remember, if you ever want to come back, we're always here. Those 25,000 watchers aren't going to unwatch you all at once. YOu still have your fans
Veggie55 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be back, just nothing pony-related!
Thanks though!
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