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Recently, I've been trying to step back from the work I've been making and trying to be honest with myself about how it's turning out and the direction I've been heading with it. And, well, I really believe I could be doing better in at least the animation side of things. I feel like I've been sacrificing quality just so I could be lazy and get stuff done without spending very much time working on it, which I think is a pretty horrible mindset to have in the first place.

So, to try and help me step up my game and put more time and love into what I've been making, here's a silly project I worked on over the past week and a half for the Ask Spike Da Dragon ( [link] ) blog. It has more of a focus on not using smears as much, or when I do use them, to use multiples instead. It was a challenge in some places, but for the most part, I wouldn't mind making more animations with this kind of focus. I'm going to keep playing around with ideas though. :)

I also enlisted some help this time with animating and coloring the animation itself and making all the cameos that show up! A super-duper special thank you to :iconkweaks: for animating and coloring Ask Spiiike, and :iconmr-tea-and-crumpets: (the mod behind Spike Replies) for some of the special effects, one of the backgrounds, coloring Surprise and drawing up a few cameos!

And in case you're wondering, here's the list of blogs featured in the animation (not counting mine, haha):

Ask Spiiike: [link]
Ask Surprise: [link]
Ask Regular Pony: [link]
Ask Human Discord: [link]
Ask Vaudeville: [link]
Ask Hot Blooded Pinkie Pie: [link]
Ask Kawaii Spike: [link]
Spike Replies: [link]
Ask British Spike: [link]
Ask Twilight’s Assistant: [link]
Ask Technobauble Spike: [link].
Ask Hobo Pony: [link]
Slice of Pony Life: [link]
Ask Iron Will: [link]
Ask Sugar Malt: [link]
Ask Ecstatic Rarity: [link]
Inkblot Answers: [link]
Ask the Diamond Dogs: [link]
Ax Brutaloo: [link]
Ask Filly Twilight: [link]
Askthecutiemarkcrusaders: [link]
Ask Grimdark Big Mac: [link]
Ask Albino Pie: [link]
Ask Lyra & Bon Bon: [link]
Fluttershy Replies: [link]
Ask Baby Discord: [link]

Because the original SWF file had horrible framerate problems whenever it ran in a browser thanks to those army sequences, I converted it to video using Swivel ( [link] ) and brought the video here to be viewed instead by embedding it in a SWF of it's own thanks to this here: [link] Should be a lot more handy from now on to possibly do that instead, since my animations have been starting to get a little too complex to run in just a SWF file anyway.

Lastly, yes, the audio and this scene is from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, if the voice acting and "Billies" being left in the audio wasn't a dead giveaway. We tried to edit and replace the audio, but didn't manage to figure out splicing it in or know of a good Billy West voice we could use in a pinch, haha. Since this project was made purely for fun by all three of us though, we decided not to bother with removing it. Just use your imagination! :P

MLP:FiM © Hasbro, The Hub
Audio from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, © Cartoon Network
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:iconpinkkyli:
pinkkyli Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
LOL. I want ice cream and soda.......:lol: rvmp 
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:iconotakudanny:
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is funny. I use to watch Billy and Mandy when my parent wouldn't allow me to watch it. This makes an excellent crossover. :)
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superlink1425 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Artist
Shadow Link Laugh 
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:iconeeveelikes:
eeveelikes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
:D
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:icontinyhoves:
TinyHoves Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artist
WHO WANT ICE CREAM WITH SODA POP :excited:I scream - FREE ICON Soda glomp 
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:iconthescribbleartcreeps:
TheScribbleArtCreeps Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Artist
ME ME ME!
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:icontwilightsparklefreak:
Twilightsparklefreak Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-D
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:iconzack-xeno:
Zack-Xeno Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gosh. x'D Old child hood memories of Billy and Mady, this was hilarious, great animation!
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:iconcasualartist89:
casualartist89 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
lol
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:iconwolves-are-coool:
Wolves-are-coool Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'LL TAKE THE ICE CREAM AND SODA!!!!:squee:
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:iconshyguythesammuri:
ShyGuyTheSammuri Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THE HORROR! THE HORROR!
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:iconsaminaki2002:
saminaki2002 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yay!
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:iconaaclarisonikku:
AaClariSonikku Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
:happybounce: omahgosh its the audio from the grim adventures of billy and mandy????!!!!???:happybounce:  man i love that show:squee: :squee: :squee: 
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:iconproud-otaku-yay:
proud-otaku-yay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
who wants ice cream and soda pop!
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:icontheultimaarchives:
theultimaarchives Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
YYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcrabula290e:
crabula290e Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Crud, sorry but I have to ask because I can't remember. But do you know what episode the audio is from? It's on the tip of my tongue.
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:iconspikeg4:
SPikeG4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Five O' Clock Shadows
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:iconcrabula290e:
crabula290e Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Ah thank you good si.
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:iconblueberrypuppy:
blueberrypuppy Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHO WANTS ICE CREAM AND SODA POP?!
YAY!!
Lol
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:iconmikkillerib:
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god. lets hope this Spike never escapes into our world.
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:iconmacharro:
Macharro Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
Sorry for ask but... how you submit YouTube videos on DA? ;o;
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:iconscarthepikachu:
scarthepikachu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
XD
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:icondancrewproductions:
DancrewProductions Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD Spike as Billy. XD
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:iconkittydoseminecraft:
kittydoseminecraft Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bronie? ok...
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:iconwildstar27:
wildstar27 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
LOL best video i've seen all day
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:iconflamingdinosaurs:
FlamingDinosaurs Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This guy, makes me strive to achieve what I have not been able to.
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:iconknuxfan23:
knuxfan23 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
oh mai
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:iconhorohorogirl666:
horohorogirl666 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Writer
i hope you make more spike da dragon flashes.
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:iconfliqpy1234:
Fliqpy1234 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I hope you don't mind, but I watched SWAG.MOV when your video ended. Also why is the Shadow Spike just a cleaner more simplistic one? Is there anything behind it or is it just improv?
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:iconspiiikedraws:
spiiikedraws Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Piggybank and I used our blog versions of Spike as the two Spikes here - his was used for Billy and mine was used for Shadow Billy.
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:iconfliqpy1234:
Fliqpy1234 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Ohhhhh, clever.
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:iconcaat:
caat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I can see a positive difference in the animation! I love the rubbery visual effect of Spike waving his arms at the end.
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:iconbunnairry:
Bunnairry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing
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:iconsonicgirl23:
sonicgirl23 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was...AWESOME!!!
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:iconblazerona:
Blazerona Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
You did a fantastic job! WHOA!
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:iconmarjosonic:
marjosonic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just freaking wow. XD

Great work.
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:iconsheenufilms:
sheenufilms Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
How did you add a embedded YouTube player?
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:iconzbob90:
Zbob90 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I am curious as well. I demand that someone to answer us!
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:iconindygonagaretton:
IndyGoNagaretton Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Sweet quality from start to finish. And you managed to really make me go laughing on the floor with Spike's last sentence.

My applauds to your friends as well for some neat effects and lending cameos. Oh maan, how much I miss for not being MLP: FIM-fan, but I love watching these nonetheless for the funny animation.
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:icondr-gunhammer:
Dr-GUNHaMMER Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
reminds me of MvM
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:iconscrapsthefool:
ScrapstheFool Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Thou has created the :iconperfectplz: mlp parody.
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:iconfractiouslemon:
FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Millions upon millions of Spike da Dragon! It's one of the most wonderfully horrifying things ever!
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:iconpiggybank12:
Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Isn't it? :D

Hope you don't mind me putting Vaudeville in there either, haha. I figured I owed you a cameo since you put Sonic Da Hedgehog in a bunch of your stuff. :XD:
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:iconfractiouslemon:
FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I'm outraged that you would include my character as an act of flattery and encourage others to read my blog. You, sir, are the lowest form of humanity.
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:iconpiggybank12:
Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, YOU sir are the scum of the earth for even thinking of praising something I made and telling people and their friends to read it as well!

Why, back in my day, we always hated everything that got put in front of our faces! But NOOOOOOO, these days everyone's all about kindness and compassion and helping others out! I tell ya, it must be where people get their SICK KICKS.
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:iconfractiouslemon:
FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Kicks! There's an idea! I say we go around and kick all of them!
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:iconpiggybank12:
Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Now you're talkin'! Time to go dust off the old kickin' boot and kick them no good troublemakers! That oughta knock some sense in 'em! :shakefist:
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:iconfractiouslemon:
FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Yeah! That'll teach 'em not to be nice!
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, but, I didn't expect you could bring Youtube video and link it here. :o There's got to be a tutorial for that as I too have buffering issues in one of my animations.
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:iconpiggybank12:
Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
I linked to a tutorial on how to do it in the description. Check it out! It's actually pretty easy to do, and I'll probably be using it for my animations from now on. Or at least the ones that slow to a crawl on most computers. :D
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