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OOAK Gogoat Doll (EBAY AUCTION) by AmethystCreatures

Now this is something I didn't expect to see. The impact was phenomenal -- I was intrigued immediately and had to click into the deviat...

I used to maintain a strict separation between my 2D and 3D fan tributes, but now I've decided to publish some of my favorite cosplays from over the years here on DeviantArt.  I've come to realize that all of these things are important parts of my artistic expression.  There are probably more to come, so stay tuned if you are interested.  I hope you'll forgive me (and call me out??) if I stray into tackiness (It's so easy to do that with photographs, especially those of oneself).
Well, what can really be said?  I thought about joining the chorus in response to the recent terrorist attack in Paris, because the freedom of the press (and especially of cartooning) is near and dear to me, as it is to many.  One major obstacle: Everything really clever and powerful has already been penned in the past week or so (Oh, and to keep my Humble Hat on, I'd like to point out that I probably -- no, definitely -- couldn't have come up with material that good anyway...).

Then I remembered that I am -- Sort of, in a past life -- a published editorial cartoonist in my own right.  I illustrated pro-bono for my university's student-run newspaper for a year in graduate school.  (Had I been a bit more confident and proactive earlier on, I would've been doing it for as many years as possible -- But it took until my final year to work up enough sense to march into that office and sign myself up.  It was an amazing opportunity, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.)

So I finally took the time to upload every last one of those illustrations here to DeviantArt, after years of meaning to but never quite getting around to it.  If you're interested, they live in their own folder within my gallery.  As some background: Each of these was created to accompany a particular opinion piece written by one of the editorial staff's contributors.  I did not choose the topics, but I did my best to enhance the written content.  So if some of these fail to stand alone effectively, that would be why.  Also, since the topic selections were not mine, any opinions conveyed by the illustrations themselves may or may not reflect my own opinions.  If you're wondering, though, there was not a single topic I turned down...(Viva Charlie Hebdo!)~

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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Yay! We're here, everypony!
:iconhappytsplz::iconsaysplz:Phew, that wasn't long. I told you we could easily make it on hoof!
:iconstyle1plz::iconsaysplz:Speak for yourself, Twi, you didn't have to carry this cake! It's heavy, you know!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you for helping out, Dashie! I couldn't have settled for anything less, after all!
:iconfluttershy-plz::iconsaysplz:Hi... We're here to... wish you a happy birthday.
:iconpinkiepieplz::iconsaysplz:You said it! Happy birthday!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And what better way to say "happy birthday" than with a cake? :iconcakepinkplz:
:iconapple-jackplz::iconsaysplz:Why, with a real Apple family apple pie, of course! :iconapplepieplz:
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:With a muffin! Yay! :iconmlpmuffinplz:
:iconraritysmileplz::iconsaysplz:But these, while pleasant to give, mean little by themselves...
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:What makes them meaningful are our wishes for you!
:iconpinkiesmile2plz::iconsaysplz:Exactly! And we wish for you to have a perfect birthday and a great year ahead of you!
:iconrainbowdashhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't fear any challenges you might face! No matter how bad it may seem, have faith in yourself and keep on being awesome!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:And while at it, keep a level head and don't lose sight of what's important! Keep the magic of friendship alive in yourself!
:iconapplejackhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Remember your loved ones and friends, an' don't let little things an' worries get you down!
:iconspikethinkingplz::iconsaysplz:We hope that you'll find all you seek and be the best you can be!
:iconrarityjoyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget to respect yourself! You're the best at being you, so stay true to what you really are!
:iconflutterpweezeplz::iconsaysplz:And we hope that you'll be at peace with yourself, too... and that the year ahead will be peaceful for you.
:iconpinkiewinkplz::iconsaysplz:And throughout all that, have fun! It isn't fun if you don't have any, after all, and fun it should be!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Just like today! Party on!
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themissingmystery Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
not sure if i'll be here tomorrow so happy birthday!
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RDJ1995 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Student Filmographer
I wanted to be the first to wish you a very 
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Ilianaspage Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
Hey i really like that pic of ash and clemont up close very well detailed great work also you have a new watcher
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Moonlight-Munna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! IT'S YOOOUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FOOOOOOOOOORRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JOINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GROUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I MEAN, YOU ARE SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR ART!!! DIIOOODDEESSSHIPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Opallene Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Hey, well sure!!  Clemont and Bonnie are the BEST!!  And lol, I just happened to see your group in the "recently created groups" sidebar on Deviantart and I was like "YUP"!  It was meant to be. :D  And yes, OMG thank you!  DIODESHIPPPINGGGG!!!!
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Moonlight-Munna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just that I couldn't find any groups about those two specifically, so I just decided I could make my own group for the first time :) I'm not expecting many members to join, but that's ok :D

Also, thanks for submitting all that art! It makes the gallery look... nicer :D

DIODESHIPPPINGGG!!!!!  (Lol, I'm just too obsessed)
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Poke-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo, yo, yo!! Just saw your art and i must say, Sir (or Miss XD) That your art is amazing!! Especially your Diodeshipping!~ Honestly, it's awesome!! Wanna be Diodeshipping buddies? ;3
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Opallene Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
S-Sure! Pikachu Blush 
Thanks, I'm so glad you like it, and DIODESHIPPING Yesss <3 <3
I'm a girl...says so right up there at the top of my profile. ;)
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Poke-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep!! Definately!! ;3 I'm actually doing a Diodeshipping related fanfic right now!! :3
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