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I've been writing online for thirty years.  One of these days I might actually get good at it.

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Newer avatar · 3:27am

Regular visitors will remember that I'd asked the estimable LeekFish to knock out a sketch for my, um, OC.  I posted it here, and it was well received; our own Twifight Sparkill came up with the idea of variations on a theme, and heck, there's no reason you shouldn't see it here.  (The LeekFish original is still in the sidebar at DustySage.org.)

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I am the very model of a modern minor generalist

I've been writing online for half my life, taking time out for meals of course, and in all that time, it has never occurred to me that someone might actually want to read something I'd written.

My range of interests may be fairly characterized as a thousand miles wide and about three-eighths of an inch deep.  And if you ever thought it was tricky explaining your devotion to pony to family members -- well, imagine what it's like when all those family members are younger than you are.

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#158 · 1d, 10h ago · 1 · ·


I'm no artist. I sent your profile picture to my talented friend, and he sort of... just copied what your portrait artist benefactor did. I mean, I gave him instructions, and he insisted I tell you that "we did it", but... yeah, no. He spent a long time making this in vectors, and I have no idea what those are. Anyway. It's very nice seeing you in colour. I DID pick the tumbleweed image for your cutie mark, at least. Everything else? Well, yeah. It's not bad.

I just wanted to give you a nice gift. You deserve it. I'm glad you like it. I'll pass that along to the artist. Hugs!


#157 · 2d, 1h ago · 1 · ·


Oh, that's lovely.

#156 · 2d, 12h ago · 1 · ·

Me and a friend did this. Please save it when you can - if you have any changes in mind, let me know.

Please enjoy.

#155 · 5d, 14h ago · 1 · ·


Sage green coat (of course), mane and tail tan with white highlights.  Cutie mark as originally conceived was a tumbleweed.  (I didn't even notice that you can't really see it in this view.)  

#154 · 6d, 16h ago · · ·

What colours are your OC, anyway? What's the cutie mark?

Just curious.

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