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'Why Do We Always Get The Night Missions?' by buckweiser
'Why Do We Always Get The Night Missions?'
:iconmlpoctaviaplz:: "Be quiet, Vinyl, and stick to the mission!"

Originally featured in this WIP.

Will update image when my laptop comes off repair and I get this scanned properly. Hopefully I can get the rest of my backlog rolling by then too (I do linework editing on Photoshop before final coloring).

All concepts not mine are © their respective owners.

Octavia Melody, Vinyl Scratch and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © 2010-2015 Hasbro and DHX Media.
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So, my laptop was damaged fatally, and its motherboard has to be replaced. Hope I can afford its timely repair. It's being serviced now, so hopefully that can get sorted out. Still, if y'all wish to assist me with it, please PM me.

Now onto more serious matters.

You may also notice my lack of activity over the past six months. No, I have not died and moved on, and I am definitely not running away from the crowd (especially considering my backlog, both paid commissions and personal projects alike).  Thing is, I've been hamstrung by my circumstances as of late.

I have recently graduated (yay), which marks the end of my university days and the start of my 3,840 hours of apprenticeship before I can apply for architectural licensure. However, the company I am currently under employ has been, let's just say, severely damaging to my free time and to my  welfare.

Under risk of getting found out here, I am going to take the time to say that I am severely underpaid and overworked (think PHP 350*/day, for easily 52+ hours of work a week). Couple to that Manila's appalling traffic conditions and I usually end up home late into the evening, battered from the evening commute. The immense pressures of the work environment I'm in also puts a damper on my creative ability.

I'm trying to find a workaround for my current situation, so please, bear with my inactivity, ayt?

On another note, holy crap,  20,000 views?

Regards,
Bucky

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*PHP 350.00 translates to about USD 7.50 per 8-hour workday, or USD 0.94/hr. Minimum wage in Manila is PHP 481.00 a day.
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: 30 Seconds To Mars - City of Angels
  • Reading: The bills
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I would not be making it to BronyCon 2015. 

That being said, there is some hope for us, especially if you were among those who donated on our GoFundMe page - that is, I am going to attempt to go to BronyCon next year instead. Here are a few notes with regard to everything that has happened.

1.) I am unable to go this year because of complications with my application for my US non-immigrant visa. Travel regulations to the US from the Philippines is met with great scrutiny, as we are notorious for illegal migrant workers to the US among other countries. Apparently being single, newly-graduated, and with no prior travel experience deems me as 'a potential illegal immigrant'.

2.) We were able to refund most of the expenditures so far. The airline ticket was recovered and we have a sizable amount of the $2100 currently donated for the trip and other expenditures. This would be kept in a secure account for use for my second attempt at BronyCon in 2016. This would be handled by PegasusDiver (the guy who facilitated the GoFundMe page).

3.) Between now and August 2016, I will attempt to get as much paperwork done to make me eligible for travel - full set of government and financial documents, (hopefully) getting major property in my name like a house or car, and travel to nearby countries to make my record more credible. I'll try to apply for a visa again in about eight months' time.

4.) On that note, I still have a $70 three-day pass BronyCon ticket with me. If anyone is interested in purchasing it from me, do leave a note - I still need to sell that thing as not to waste it.

Thank you, everyone, for supporting me so far. I may not make it now, but soon I will come around to meet y'all.

Till then,
Buckweiser
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: Rob Cantor - Perfect
  • Reading: This post
This Issue: Rarity by buckweiser
This Issue: Rarity
A collaborative work with the wonderfully talented pshyzo, who drew that amazing pin-up Rarity.

Rarity and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © 2010-2015 Hasbro and DHX Media
Playboy © 1953-2015 Playboy Enterprises
Art and logo by pshyzo, layout by myself.
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www.gofundme.com/DaryllToUSA
They've already bought my airline ticket, but we'll need a little more for my stay there, as well as for transportation, so if you folks are interested, do take a gander here.

Hope to see y'all at BronyCon, folks!

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So, my laptop was damaged fatally, and its motherboard has to be replaced. Hope I can afford its timely repair. It's being serviced now, so hopefully that can get sorted out. Still, if y'all wish to assist me with it, please PM me.

Now onto more serious matters.

You may also notice my lack of activity over the past six months. No, I have not died and moved on, and I am definitely not running away from the crowd (especially considering my backlog, both paid commissions and personal projects alike).  Thing is, I've been hamstrung by my circumstances as of late.

I have recently graduated (yay), which marks the end of my university days and the start of my 3,840 hours of apprenticeship before I can apply for architectural licensure. However, the company I am currently under employ has been, let's just say, severely damaging to my free time and to my  welfare.

Under risk of getting found out here, I am going to take the time to say that I am severely underpaid and overworked (think PHP 350*/day, for easily 52+ hours of work a week). Couple to that Manila's appalling traffic conditions and I usually end up home late into the evening, battered from the evening commute. The immense pressures of the work environment I'm in also puts a damper on my creative ability.

I'm trying to find a workaround for my current situation, so please, bear with my inactivity, ayt?

On another note, holy crap,  20,000 views?

Regards,
Bucky

-----

*PHP 350.00 translates to about USD 7.50 per 8-hour workday, or USD 0.94/hr. Minimum wage in Manila is PHP 481.00 a day.
  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: 30 Seconds To Mars - City of Angels
  • Reading: The bills

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D. Alvero
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Philippines
D. Alvero
M | 22 | Manila

Architectural Intern.
Draws mainly traditional art.
Technical Concept Art | Anthropomorphics | Ponies

Furs and gearheads, check out my other DA at contrail09

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TrainzMan14578 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Happy Birthday
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Weeee! Today's the day, everypony!
:icontwilightderpplz::iconsaysplz:Pinkie, do we have to teleport in like that every time?
:iconpinkiecuteplz::iconsaysplz:Of course, silly! Else it wouldn't be a proper birthday greeting!
:iconisaypinkieplz::iconsaysplz:Ahem...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:Happy birthday!
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:And it wouldn't be a proper birthday if Ah didn't bring y'all an apple pie, baked by yours truly!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:Let us all give you our best wishes on this occasion and wish you a wonderful year!
:iconflutter-shyplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you will not run into any trouble this year and that everything will be as good as it can possibly be.
:icondashissuperhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget that you're awesome! And that we're all your friends! Keep on rockin'!
:icontwilightliciousplz::iconsaysplz:Always keep the magic of friendship within you. May it bring you as much joy as it brings us!
:iconadorablespikeplz::iconsaysplz:And don't ever feel like you're useless or unworthy! Only you have what it takes to live your life, so don't let anyone or anything else get you down!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And of course, don't forget to have fun while at it! And speaking of fun...
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:It's time to party!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
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WaltherP38ita Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
I salute you! 
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unitoone Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday 
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FUKKIRETA666 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Happy B-Day!
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darksoma905 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Thx for Watching!! :D :D :D
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Techbro-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
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Teyandee05 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
You should know that drawponies.deviantart.com has been publically exposed as tracer: www.horse-news.net/2015/04/dra… and all that he managed to say was a lame apology: i.imgur.com/76M1e73.jpg
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