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  • Listening to: At The Gala (20% Cooler Mix)
  • Drinking: A Tasty Americano
Hey there everybody!

I know this account has been updated well.. pretty minimally. Mainly cuz I'm still knee-deep in Pony.

Speaking of which, I'm just poking my head in to remind folks about another My Little Pony episode that I boarded with the assistance of Dave Weibe: "Read It and Weep" . It premieres this Saturday on The Hub.  

A synopsis: Rainbow Dash discovers the joys of reading when she lands in the Ponyville Hospital, but she must keep her new found hobby a secret from her pony friends because of her former pension for mocking it as an "egghead" pursuit.

I have seen a lot of funny fandom comments about how the title should have been "Reading Rainbow". Apparently that actually WAS the working title early on--don't know why they didn't keep it but I assume it has something to do with the rights to the actual show.*

Coincidentally there's a clip up at Equestria Daily featuring a short snippet of the final episode: www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02…

I always feel kinda weird plugging my episodes, but since we don't get title cards like other shows do, I don't suppose its *that* bad. But to offset my guilt I'll be plugging EVERY episode from now on with the names of the central story-boarders who were involved.

BACK TO WORK. *Toodles!*

-Raven

*Sometimes the episodes do that. When I was working on "Secret of my Excess" it was actually called "Giving Dangerously"... then it was called "Attack of the 50 Foot Dragon" (SOOOOO glad they ditched that one.) 3rd and finally it was called "Secret of My Excess."
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foormaaldehyde Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Is it "Daring-Do" (with hyphen) or "Daring Do" (without hyphen)?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
As far as I know, its "Daring Do". That's the way it was written in the script. :)
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foormaaldehyde Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Thank you!
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StatManDan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Was there any consideration--past, present, or future--to have an episode with the working title "Newton's Apple"?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Not to my knowledge!
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jodyjm13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Just thought this would be a good place to say that I loved the new episode! It's always good to see more adventure, and the action scenes looked phenomenal. I also loved Rainbow Dash's acting and expressions all through the episode. Congrats on a job well done!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! We really busted our butts on the action sequences. The nice thing about those sections with very little dialogue is you can really let your brain go wild.. On the other hand, you never feel like you're doing anything right because you have no hints to lead you. Kind of a mixed blessing.
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thrashmetal-alchemy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
That's pretty funny.

Wait, Secret of My Excess was going to be called "Giving Dangerously?" Holy crap, that was an alternate title that I thought of! What a coincidence.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I swear you guys are tuned in on some weird psychic level with this show...
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stevethepocket Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"We'll call it whatever silly thing we think of first and let someone else decide whether or not to change it" sounds like a pretty reasonable strategy to me.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I have a feeling that's exactly it. Makes sense. Once you see the finished product the first title may no longer be as relevant.
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BillyTheShark Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the episode. I like your little bit of behind the scenes you gave us. :) Oh, and it's awesome that you'll give us info about future episodes now, as they come up. It's fun to know a bit more.
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Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
It's awesome to know who boarded what. The episode today was soooo awesome!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It was... lots of work! Glad you enjoyed it. XD
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TheEvilAvator Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
So was it your idea to just not show any of what Rainbow Dash was doing in the opening scene?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No, that was written in as such. :) I am not sure about the writer's motivation to not show the cause of Rainbow's crash, but from a storytelling point of view I'm glad that we didn't have to pack any action-packed crash landing into an already-action packed episode. XD
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cbrubaker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I loved the episode, for what its worth. The Ninja Dash sequence was my favorite part.

Yeah, it bothers me that they don't credit the board artists upfront like most cartoons these days. I notice that they use group credits in the end, rather than individual credits for each episode.

But while we're at it, who did the boards for last week's episode, "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That would be Kenny Park and Marshall Fel Elliot. That team also did "Luna Eclipsed" (great visuals in that one) and "Sweet and Elite". So far. They still have one more coming up I think.
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cbrubaker Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Thanks!

So two board artists work on each episode?
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Pretty much. For season 2, they tried to have one Senior artist who's in charge over all paired with a (usually) less-experienced Junior to assist.
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Ignominius Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
That would be Kenny Park and Marshall Elliott. Kenny was responsible for the whole song sequence, among others.
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cbrubaker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Thanks!
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numbuh0051 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, RD centric!
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DreadPirateMe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love these little insights into the creative process. :) Thanks!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No prob. :)
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LychiCambess Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
An rose by any other name, would still be 20% cooler :B
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TriforceoftheGods Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
:O In the words of Dash herself: [link]
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hot-choc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Artist
Can't wait! :D I love your eps.
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Snapai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:iconfluttershyishappyplz::iconsaysplz: Fluttershy in the skyyyyy,
:iconrainbowdashplz::iconsaysplz: I can go twice as hiiiiigh!
:iconhappytwilightplz::iconsaysplz: Take a look, it's in a book-
:iconpinkieishappyplz::iconsaysplz: A reading rainbow!

But you don't have to take my word for it! :iconlevarburtonplz:
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
How perfect would that be..
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draculabus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
i'm glad you note which episodes you do - i've a huge fan of your work on Ed Edd & Eddy, and knowing you worked on an episode of mlp allows me to enjoy it on another level. I'll be expecting a great deal of inner turmoil expressed via facial expressions and body language.
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! And well.. yeah. Not so much inner turmoil this round... but the next one will make up for it. >:)
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, they were gonna call the episodes those names?! XD That's something we all never knew! :3

And this is kinda irrelevant, but I dunno if you're aware of this, but a bunch of morons are apparently sending Hasbro and Studio B some hatemail about Derpy's name and personality in Last Roundup and it's causing a bit of a stir. WeLoveFine t-shirts are taking her name down from any merchandise with her on it and apparently iTunes does not have that episode up for download currently. As a worker on the show, you should probably let a lot of folks know about this, we can't let poor little Derpy die like this!
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
While it seems the storm has blown over a little for now, I do want to address something in regards to my personal activity regarding what some could call 'sensitive information'.

Even if I had known right away about the Derpy thing (which actually took me about a week to hear about because I was so busy finishing a board) I still wouldn't be able to take it upon myself to publicly announce things on behalf of DHX Media OR Hasbro. As much as I want to yap at you about all the cool things I've heard I can't, cuz its just not my place to. Its more respectful to just give them a chance to figure out what they wanna say and how they say it.

As much as it sucks to have to keep a tight lip, I have to. Its what I agreed to when I accepted to participate in making this show. :P
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sorry, I was kinda worried and this was before we all heard the news that Hasbro isn't going to do anything to Derpy. I apologize for being a nuisance... ^^;
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Raveneesimo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ha ha, no worries. You weren't at all. I was just hoping you weren't too upset with us potentially knowing things you'd like us to share. XD
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Firestorm-CAN Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I don't think the legal department would've enjoyed themselves if Reading Rainbow was the title. XD
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1Malebolgia1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist
An Indiana Jones reference!? I'd say I can die happy nut then I'd miss the episode!

I love you guys! :hug:
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exit-next-to-chip Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
That's a bit of fun trivia on renames. Makes me wonder how many titles each episode gets.
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jodyjm13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
"Reading Rainbow" would have been marginally better than "Read It and Weep"... but dang, "Giving Dangerously" would've been a great title for that episode; I'm sorry it wasn't kept.
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No objections from me either! :w00t:

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URAdoodlelover2 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
awesome!! :iconrainbowdashsqueeplz:
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iisaw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Plug like mad! You and your team deserve the recognition for the excellent work you're doing!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Plug away Raven! =D
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