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G’night, Folks

I stated a while back that this wasn’t a dead project, but I think we all know that was a lie. I haven’t had the time to devote to this thing in a year now and I won’t  any time soon. It’ll be about three to four years before I can touch this comic again and by then I’m sure I’ll have an entirely different idea about what do with it. If nothing else, it’ll have been far too long since the previous post and nobody will remember what was going on, so let’s just end the charade and say it’s over.

It was fun pretending this stupid thing had some kind of future, guys. Thanks for humoring me.

-Matt

Matt: In the interest of fairness, I figured I’d go ahead and alter Vaudeville’s cutie mark so as to avoid strife and headache from people who take fan-characters way too seriously. Part of me misses the crisp, clean feeling of the stock vector I used, but another part of me likes that this one fits my art style better.

Vaudeville: A beloved character o’ yours has just been slightly altered! Ya know what dat means, kids! Fire up yer “Save Vaudeville” internet petitions! No one must rest until deviantART is littered with scads of depressing pictures o’ me sulking over my altered backside!

Breaking News of this Hour

Fans over-react to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episode synopsis.

And somewhere across the massive internet, one lone Brony looks upon the havoc that has ensued. He gazes upon fans at war with each other over fits of joy or rage concerning another appearance of Princess Cadence. He observes the bile spewed forth over the absence of a Rarity-centric episode. He gazes upon it all and says:

“And not a single episode yet about the little old priest pony that we’ve seen maybe two times in the entire series’ run.”

He then walks away, tears flowing from his eyes because a toy and animation company that has better things to do did not cater to his unhealthy obsession with a supporting character.

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Matt: I’m going to break tradition here and answer this one myself.

Vaudeville didn’t start off as a pony. I cannot state this enough.

He’s an original character of my own design who I drew in pony form for the sake of a gag in Questions for Equestrians and he just turned out to be a great breakaway character. Considering that I only meant to use Pony Vaudeville in one panel, the design process can pretty much be summarized with a picture from your blog:

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gallifrey-rp  asked:

((Just so you know, I really respect this blog. I love it's classy humor and obscurely beautifully references to classic movies. I don't know if you take it seriously or not, but this blog is definitely my favorite in all of tumblr!))

Matt: I’m very happy that you enjoy Ask Vaudeville and thank you so much for telling me your thoughts on it. It was my goal to create something that could be funny to any group (even -gasp!- people who hate My Little Pony) and carry on the spirit of the classic comedians that I love so much as well as my grandfather who instilled that love of comedy in me. In that respect, I suppose I take it as seriously as one can take a zany piece of rogue fan art while still retaining some semblance of sanity.

Comedy is serious business, after all! But not that serious.