Humanized fanfiction

Wait, Humanization is Magic is updating? What is this. WHAT IS THIS.

OK, yeah, I… kinda let this die, and unfortunately I’m not planning to have this blog rise triumphantly from the ashes—not right now, at least. But, I have something that I think will be of interest to you.

So yesterday I was browsing around FIMFiction and decided to see what I could find in the way of humanization. Answer: not much, and most of it is clop. But as I looked through the results, something caught my eye: a story called Callsign MANE VI. It had a grand total of ten “likes” and one “dislike,” but I figured “oh, why the hay not” and clicked it.

And I am glad as hell I did.

Guys, if you’re following this blog, I assume you enjoy humanized ponies. If that is indeed the case, please read this fic. It’s well-thought-out, really well-executed, and frankly, pretty damn cool. It is also a textbook case of Needs More Love. It’s easy for a lot of really great content to go unnoticed due to the sheer volume of stuff the fandom produces every day, especially stuff like humanization that EqD usually ignores. I’d really love for this to get its shot at the spotlight.

Alcoholic Twilight is best Twilight. That is all.

Alcoholic Twilight is best Twilight. That is all.

Scratch time! I totally think she has a guitar she messes around on regularly. Yes, I know that’s actually a bass, I’m just sayin’.

Scratch time! I totally think she has a guitar she messes around on regularly. Yes, I know that’s actually a bass, I’m just sayin’.

Hey look, more DDhew! Have I mentioned lately that I really, really love her art?
This one’s colored differently from her usual style; it has more of an “anime” flavor to it. I’m thinking Gurren Lagann, but that could be just because I love Gurren Lagann. The outfit’s great here—the scarf especially—and I love the cocky-yet-friendly wink. Also, looks like she made it to the Wonderbolts. Good going, Dash!

Hey look, more DDhew! Have I mentioned lately that I really, really love her art?

This one’s colored differently from her usual style; it has more of an “anime” flavor to it. I’m thinking Gurren Lagann, but that could be just because I love Gurren Lagann. The outfit’s great here—the scarf especially—and I love the cocky-yet-friendly wink. Also, looks like she made it to the Wonderbolts. Good going, Dash!

I was frankly rather shocked to discover I hadn’t posted this one already. Not only is it incredibly cute, but it’s also really well-done. The juxtaposition of the traditionally colored Apple Bloom against the painted background creates a fascinating visual effect, and the the shading on Apple Bloom is very nicely nuanced. And sweet Celestia, that pose. She looks positively adorable.

I was frankly rather shocked to discover I hadn’t posted this one already. Not only is it incredibly cute, but it’s also really well-done. The juxtaposition of the traditionally colored Apple Bloom against the painted background creates a fascinating visual effect, and the the shading on Apple Bloom is very nicely nuanced. And sweet Celestia, that pose. She looks positively adorable.

Hey look, it’s Little Strongheart! Very nicely realized humanization, here; the colors are good and I like the pose. Nice work on the clothes, too.

Hey look, it’s Little Strongheart! Very nicely realized humanization, here; the colors are good and I like the pose. Nice work on the clothes, too.

Lines are by MegaSweet on this one, color by Exploding Guy. This one just gets more bizarre the longer you think about it. Very nice shading and background work by EG, and MS’s linework is excellent as always.
Seriously, though … kinda creepy.

Lines are by MegaSweet on this one, color by Exploding Guy. This one just gets more bizarre the longer you think about it. Very nice shading and background work by EG, and MS’s linework is excellent as always.

Seriously, though … kinda creepy.

I’m pretty sure this is the only humanization of the Sonic Rainboom I’ve seen. Nice coloring and effects on this one; I love the blur on Dash’s hair.

I’m pretty sure this is the only humanization of the Sonic Rainboom I’ve seen. Nice coloring and effects on this one; I love the blur on Dash’s hair.

Sorry about the impromptu hiatus, guys. I don’t really have any excuse beyond “I was being lazy,” and I know that’s no excuse at all. That said, the six-image posts that are the norm around here take a couple hours to type up each night, and I’m finding that between MLP fanfiction, regular fiction, video games, work, sleep, and all the other little things that inevitably eat into my time, I don’t think I can sustain that. Don’t panic; the blog isn’t shutting down, but I am going to change up the way I do things a little. Instead of one big post, I’ll be making two or three small, single-image posts every day, like this one. So, y’know, basically the way every other tumblr on the net operates. I’ll still be doing image commentary, too, so let’s get to that.
I love the lighting effects bakki uses here, especially on Luna’s hair, and the group arrangement is absolutely adorable. I kind of wish we could see more of Twi’s jacket; it looks pretty cool.

Sorry about the impromptu hiatus, guys. I don’t really have any excuse beyond “I was being lazy,” and I know that’s no excuse at all. That said, the six-image posts that are the norm around here take a couple hours to type up each night, and I’m finding that between MLP fanfiction, regular fiction, video games, work, sleep, and all the other little things that inevitably eat into my time, I don’t think I can sustain that. Don’t panic; the blog isn’t shutting down, but I am going to change up the way I do things a little. Instead of one big post, I’ll be making two or three small, single-image posts every day, like this one. So, y’know, basically the way every other tumblr on the net operates. I’ll still be doing image commentary, too, so let’s get to that.

I love the lighting effects bakki uses here, especially on Luna’s hair, and the group arrangement is absolutely adorable. I kind of wish we could see more of Twi’s jacket; it looks pretty cool.

Grab Bag #6


Artist: MegaSweet, RustyDooks

HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS I FINALLY BROKE FIFTY FOLLOWERS.

Er, ahem, yes. Thanks for that. It’s nice to know there are people out there who enjoy what I’m doing. In celebration, I’m finally posting the original picture I cropped to make my nifty user icon.

OK, that’s actually a filthy lie. This is in fact an updated version with cleaner lines and a much, much nicer-looking gun that I just haven’t bothered to crop and upload yet. In any case, I am completely in favor of whatever possessed MegaSweet to make the original sketch, because even though this has no reason to make any sense, I absolutely love it. I can totally picture Octavia as a female James Bond.

Hit dat break! Minor Content Warning for some light lesbian shipping.

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