[admin post] Admin Post: Feminist Ponies Unveiled!

Mar. 15th, 2014 01:50 pm
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It's our pleasure to debut the new header for Lady Business! It's us — in pony form!

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Individual ponies!

Renay



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Jodie



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Ana



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We owe huge thanks to our artist, [tumblr.com profile] justira. Ira is a artist in fandom but also does original work, and this isn't their first foray into pony adventure time. You can check out more of their artwork at their tumblr art tag or see their professional illustration work in action at Aikonia. They went above and beyond with our artwork by helping us integrate it into our journal and being super flexible with our requests. We're honored that they accepted our commission proposal amid all their other obligations, and thank them very much for creating such great art for us! :D

Date: 2014-03-15 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanhatedliterature.net
Those are awesome!
I always feel like I should be part of the MLP fandom, but I never watched it as a kid and still haven't. There's always tomorrow though

Date: 2014-03-15 07:21 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I grew up on the 80s flavor of MLP, but I love the reboot so much. It's not perfect, but if you like stories about friendship, it's worth checking out. :D

Date: 2014-03-15 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theliteraryomnivore.wordpress.com
Superfun! Did y'all pick out your cutie marks yourselves?

Date: 2014-03-15 07:46 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Ana and Jodie did, but Ira chose mine because I was 100% indecisive. My answer to this question was "Rainbows and storm clouds and lightning and raining frogs??? I'm like if Stormdancer and Starlight from Rainbow Brite had a baby pony named Thunderbolt or something. THEN AGAIN I am also lazy, so maybe a pile of blankets. THEN AGAIN....I'm mouthy, so maybe a megaphone?"

Date: 2014-03-15 09:37 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: mirror reflection of 1/3 of my head, creating a central third eye, a heart shaped face, and a super-pucker mouth (Default)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I think one can only be 96% indecisive.

Still very recognizable and smile-inducing.

Date: 2014-03-15 08:50 pm (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (mlp - super smart smarty smartpants)
From: [personal profile] chaila
Those are the CUTEST, awww! :D

Date: 2014-03-16 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] justira
I'm glad you like them! Thank you!

Nice icon, too =)

Date: 2014-03-16 06:45 pm (UTC)
bookgazing: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Thanks so much for making these!!! I'm going to upload my pony icons asap.

Date: 2014-03-16 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] justira
I'm really glad you like them! Please do let me know if you'd like any tweaks. And pony icons are always necessary =D

Date: 2014-03-16 06:47 pm (UTC)
nymeth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nymeth
Yes, thank you! They're perfect and they made my week :D

Date: 2014-03-16 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] justira
I was pretty nervous about getting the likenesses right! I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying them =D

Date: 2014-03-16 07:53 am (UTC)
zachariah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zachariah
I've been somewhat privy to these as works in progress, and now they're done I just have to say they are so very cute! Y'all are my favorite feminist ponies on DW, and for Renay at least, the picture is right on! :P

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