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However, Maxxie seems to be having some terrible trouble IRL at the moment. Also, and to be honest, I think we've been pushing a lot of requests on her, but we seldom give anything back to her, (except for the great colourists like Pacce and 166). I know I'm guilty of this.
So, the theme of this Maxxie thread is not just to appreciate her art, but also Max as a person. Thus, I'm asking the people who usually visit these threads to try their hands at drawing something for Max, instead of asking her to draw.
While we can't help her IRL, I think its the most the rest of us can do.
I like this idea.
Anything. If you all want to work together on a collab, sure. If you want to post individual pieces, why not.
But just as long as you'd think it'd cheer Max up as a person. And yes, I'm gonna try, even though my own art stinks like a bunch of mouldy socks in the attic.
Coming to think about it, I have yet to start that amateur thread.... you know what ? Let this be the "amateur" thread untilI start the one. All you anons who ask max for requests, draw soemthing, even if you think you can't draw. MLP got me to start drawing after quite a while, and writing poetry after a year long hiatus, and I'm sure that it can awaken something creative in you.
i'm gonna have to think out it. i really want to help, but not knowing what's going is really vexing. this is heavy and unfortunately, i don't handle emotional situations well.
I would totally draw something if I could. All I can say is that Maxie rocks, and thanks for putting up with our dumb asses for this long!
Woah there, fellas. Settle down here. This isn't Ponychan. We don't need to break out the hugbox on something that is none of our business.
I suggest we go on about our business, as if nothing had happened. Less drama that way.
Don't ban me.
I'd contribute something if I could. Obviously, it's in writing. But she really likes Paradise, I've always thought the best payback I can give is writing more chapters for consumption. But, I can at least drop this offer.
Madmax, if you ever have a request for me, consider it done.
I don't recall us FORCING you to contribute or look at this thread.
Some of us have been chatting with Maxie for months now.
She's not just some contributor, she's our god damn friend and if we want to dedicate a thread to her, we will.
Since I can'd draw worth dogshit on a sidewalk I guess I could write something or other I dunno.
Go to sleep guys, tomorrow will be a better day
This may not be Ponychan, but Madmax is one of the biggest contributors in the fandom as a whole, and her comics are quite a big thing.
Also, Max is not starting a thread about her problems like the way some kids do on Ponychan. And there's also the possibility that something worse might happen if we don't do anything.
In my opinion, you should just do what you can. You can't do everything. It's better to hope and try your best then be afraid of the unknown.
Post deleted because it did sound kinda bad, but I do write plenty, and I have posted my writings on this site as well as others. Be less ignorant.
It's spilled over into /co/ and derailed every single thread in the past five hours. There has been zero discussion of the show, or anything tangentially related to she show in that timeframe.
It's getting really damn annoying.
We can't control /co/.
No, you can't.
But you're still discussing it over there. You're one of the people who are actually CONTRIBUTING to that shitstorm. Right now, you look like that guy standing at the side of a riot in Vancouver saying "we can't control the actions of everyone here" while carrying a looted TV down the street.
why don't you go to bed
If anons are gonna start acting high and mighty to people who actually have an identity... well... internet...
Are you going to put discussion of a television show over a person, even if its on the Internet ? i think that's rather selfish.
If you want them to stick to talking about the show on /co/, then do so. But please leave what happens on 4chan to 4chan.
I don't know what's happening
I don't know if I really care about /co/ drama
I like Max's arts and she seems p cool I guess. Hope apparent real life drama clears up though.
i've been the those threads. there's never any discussions of the show
get over it. these things don't last that long over there and we can discuss whatever we god damn please over here in a thread about her.
We don't even know what's wrong, man. It could be nothing.
Max once said she was what, 15? Kids that young tend to blow crap way out of proportion. Her boyfriend could have dumped her. She could have gotten a failing grade. Hell, I've seen worse from people just because the new car their daddy bought them was USED! My brother once had a mental breakdown due to the way people at school were treating him. He turned out fine.
All I'm saying is for everyone to calm the hell down. We have no goddamn clue what's going on. There is no reason to raise hell over something like this, especially with such little information.
24. And I also would not assume there's anything wrong other than the obvious misunderstanding. The last time people made assumptions about MM's feelings, they really made fools of themselves.
You say that, but don't forget that there are people of the same age who suffer from clinical depression. I've seen these cases, and they can be severe.
All I'm saying is having a little compassion. Besides, I know Madmax has been harassed and being pushed with too many requests. I honestly hope you;re right, and it's not something serious.
>There has been zero discussion of the show, or anything tangentially related to the show
Sounds about normal to me.
would it help if I started doppelganging again?
ok, i will go back to the shade whereI came from
first they blamed porn
then they blamed shipping
now they blame madmax
personally, I blame the lack of new episodes
I'd rather blame Summer.
Anyway, EqDaily now has a training ground request dedicated to Max. Somewhat:
It can actually be just about a pony drawing, but it'll be appreciated if you guys can include Max somehow.
> There has been zero discussion of the show
Discussion about the show in /co/?
That's new for me.
Anyway, I can't draw :<
What do, what do...
Just try. Can't hurt to try, right ?
And there's pony tutorials. here's a useful one:
Just do it. Heck, I'm wasting time by posting on the web. Not to mention I got other things to do, as well as do a pic.
Of course, it's early morning for most of you guys, so y'all will need sleep.
Anything for Max!
Shit. I always thought Madmax was a nice girl (even though I never really talked to her) and to see this happen to her is just way too sad. So if any of you something of her's colored just post and I'll get it done. Here's one of her old comics I did a loooooong time ago and I have improved since.
And just in case your reading this Madmax I have a message for you. Don't you ever think about committing suicide. I've lost one of my close friends this past and I saw first hand what it can do to people. It's horrifying. No matter what dark and terrifying place your in it will get better, I promise this, I've seen it happen. Just remember whatever your dealing with is just temporary, and death is permanent. Please just remember there are those who love you both in life and online.
Whoa whoa whoa, why are we suddenly taking a turn for the pants-shittingly worse? I thought Madmax was just having a really bad day but suicide? Where the hell did that come from, that is scary. Now I'm much more worried than before.
Suicide? Now that's a rather extreme thing to suggest considering that we know next to nothing about whats happening to Max right now.
While I support the whole drawing some art for Max thing (Because god knows how much she deserves it). I honestly don't think that we should be saying this kind of stuff unless you got the details of whats going on.
Woah woah WOAH What the hell? Where are all these details suddenly springing from? I think this is the point where we all draw a line called ‘TAKE IT EASY’
Good god, I like Max, she’s probably my favourite artist in this entire fandom. And one of the things I respect her for (apart from her capacity to slave away drawing art for everyone) is the fact that, from what little I’ve seen, she’s a nice and fairly level-headed sort of person. Give the girl some credit. I for one am confident that she’s fully capable of rising above whatever is challenging her as of late.
My condolences for whatever has got you down Max. Hope it doesn’t keep you down for long. Stay awesome
>Where are all these details suddenly springing from?
Lack of information causes people to try and fill in the blanks for themselves, and in this case it's starting to go into runaway mode. Human nature I suppose.
Truth be told, I'm hoping it was just that she was just having a run of the mill shitty day and nothing too serious. But the details of that are none of my damn business. I thought some would have learned their lesson about overreacting to things, i.e. Lauren Faust's announcement at the end of Season 1.
In any case, if she needs something and we can help, I'm sure she'll let us know. Otherwise, just leave it be and give her space and time. If feel the need to do something, just partake in the Training Grounds theme for today.
Tomorrow is another day. Stay calm, and pony on.
OKay, I normally just.. lurk around here and there so I won't even pretend that I have any idea what exactly is happening out there nor how she feels right now, but I have to say that I greatly enjoy Max's works. Tl;dr I tried to draw a poni for her, my scanner's dead s I had to take a photo.
Maxie? I really hope my feeble attempts at drawing will make you smile.
"I feel right now is the worst thing that someone can imagine. this is not the life I wanted, I'm scared and tired."
Thats why I posted that, it just sounded a lot worse to me than a bad day, but who knows right. Also staying up way too late and listening to sad music aided in my brains decision to write that Anywho get me something of her's to color, I'm need something to do.
>like the way some kids do on Ponychan.
Scusi but that sounds like a generalisation. That's not friendship. just saying not accusing.
This! Very much this!
I'm trying to imagine what MM will feel when she come back to see all this drama and storm which She accidentally and without intention to began.
Oh come on! Not enough fire for You? Stop spilling fuel please.
This way of thinking came from last message from MM
...and it's waaay over-interpretated.
Come on people stop taking conclusions out of air. We know nothing and everything We can do is to create some chering up content. That's what I wanted to say and I'm finishing it with
well, some of these posts seem a bit extreme considering the information we have.so lets just move this along...
madmax , your art is briliant and i am mad jelly of your skills. i wish i could make something to repay you for the smiles your pictures have brought me, but i dont quite have that ability. so instead im just going to say this: thank you.
Oh please this is rediculous, she'll be fine, besides there are many others out there that probably needed help like this but they got through it fine.
There are many artists out there who have tried giving to the community, but you all ignore them. But you know what? I'm going to help, even though I heavily disagree, I will help, since this fandom is about friendship and I will carry through on this even though you guys dont.
I am highly confused about what you just said.
I don't know about you, but for Max to act irritable and angry when she's usually nice and jovial doesn't sound right.
While McGee may be overreacting, these do look like worrying signs:
I'm hoping its not that extreme, but it could be anything, even something non-serious. That being said, I think the best thing to do right now is to give something back to Max since she's done so much.
All Im saying is, I seen many a poor artist go unloved and posted similar "Things are all going wrong" type of things. but no one payed them any attention, I did what I could.
There are there these drawfriends that post something and no one responds. whenever I see an empty thread, I take the effort to post something to say to them. that one comment could fuel that artist to make more.
When Madmax is now sad, everyones panicking and trying to thank her which is mighty fine. but why make a big deal out of Maxxies misfortune and not give 2 bits about all the others?
I'm just saying, that 1 comment to a fellow bronies art can mean alot, think about the little guys as well I suppose
Oh yeah. I read her journal early in the morning, I honestly thought she was just attention whoring since... Ya know. The spontaneous apology and the lack of details.
But seeing those posts got me worried now. Hopefully, its not the worst thing in the world, but in the chance it is...
Lets draw some god damn art.
(If only I didn't have the drawing skills of a blind baby)
Very few artists have posted the volume that Madmax has. The only artists that can compare are Megasweet and Kloudmutt. You could count johnjoseco and yamino, but they don't psot here.
tl;dr, many fanartists have come and gone throughout the period of the fandom, but madmax had been very constant, very jovial, very professional, and very productive. So when she starts acting irritable and feeling worthless, I'd think a lot of people would be worried.
I suppose that's true. I don't even hang out here that often, I'm just here hoping to catch some details about max.
But I'm going to keep what you said in mind. Think about the little guys.
Pretty much this. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words.
I've seen a few that come close and that have been posting art from as soon as they joined the fandom...but really I wonder why there arent as many, because they dont get enough support. Of course you don't know any others that might come close to that ammount or art, because of the exact reasons I just said.
Like I said earlier though, I have 100% faith that she'll be fine
I have a few in mind who I do support, and would like to see them do more art. I even bump their threads once in a while, and plan to do so more often.
I admire your conviction. I really do. But the ambiguity of it, as well as association with cases that turned out bad lead me to think otherwise. I hope you understand.
And besides, its art: its not as if we're going to fly down to Brazil to try and help sort her problems out.
Some compassion is better than no compassion. I think most of us genuinely wish we could help everyone, but we all know that's just not possible. For now, let us just do what we can for Max. There are few artists as dedicated and hard-working as she is in this community.
...I would if it would help.
Wow, I missed something didn't I?
Maxie, I hope you're okay, as Pacce and Slywit have said, I consider you one of my friends. So do what you have to do. If you're still looking at this thread every now and again, I have to say, you're brilliant. A terrific brony, really unmatched by anypony else. So, if you need time away, take time away, and I hope things get better. And if you can, just let me know you're alright.
Now, I like this idea. I'm going to go draw something for Madmax now.
Listen, Max. I'm not going to pretend to understand what's going on. I'm not going to pretend like I'm some kind of saint who can solve all the worlds problems. All I'm saying is, we can work this out if we just talk it through. But before we can do that, Max, you have to let the hostages go. At least the children and the elderly. As a show of faith. I know it wasn't you that rigged that bus to explode. I know it was Mendoza who set you up with that thing about the nuns and the pirates. Listen, why don't you put the rocket launcher down so that we can talk about where you hid the kilos of nose candy and the gold bullion. If you come back to the station, McLoed and The Chief have got a warm pot of coffee with your name on it. And your badge, Max, they'll give you back your badge.
You tend to say some really stupid things, Semi. This post of yours just adds to it.
I think Semi was making a satire of the people who are filling in all the blanks in the situation, and spinning crazy stories about what's happened to Max.
Awww, bummer. Just wanted to drop by and show some support; it's never fun going through a tough time. Good luck, madmax.
Guys, let's not get off topic.
This is a, "Madmax is an okay gal and those who want to do something nice for her should do so" thread.
Not a speculation/arguing/drama thread.
i keep seeing her log in to DA and i keep hoping she says something. it's just a waiting game i suppose.
We're doing all we, as internet buddies, can do.
Rest is up to her.
This. Drama is bad and in most cases fucking pointless. Just try to be nice friends.
Here it is. I am no great artist. But here's a doodle for Madmax, along with some terrible handwriting. I hope you feel better Maxie!
The Spirit man. You have it. You totally have it!
> but really I wonder why there aren't as many, because they don't get enough support.
I just remembered that RuBrony had hard times as well, he got fever and bad things in his life but no one supported him. Check his gallery, he did contribute no less than madmax.
Feels so bad pony. No one ever drew anything for him or posted words of support in his thread.
I decided to try and color it.....bad idea, but it's the thought that counts. And I'm thinking about you Maxie! Hope you feel better soon.
Who don't you go look for rubrony's thread down here, then, and bump it ? No point complaining about it here.
Excuse Me... is that accusation that We don't care? I for example had no idea about RuBrony being in trouble.
I'm really sorry to say that but this sounds like pure trolling. What is Your point actually?
I understand your frustration, but you're being unreasonable. For the most part, it's nothing more than the unawareness of these situations. As someone mentioned before, we simply can't support every single person in the community in distress; we're not a rescue squad.
Is it fair that less popular artists in the same state as Madmax get barely any condolence? Of course not. Unfortunately, it's just the way the numbers fall.
Okay, I tried to draw. I failed. This abomination has no right to live and scare people.
I thought about adding text, but realized it didn't need any.
Madmax, where ever you are, just know that people here truly care about you.
I saw this going on and knew I had to add something, since this means a lot to me and I've been drawing every day for the training grounds event on EqD anyway. Then I got THIS idea, which I thought was genius at the time, I just hope not one takes it as smart-alecky because that's not how it's supposed to be at all -- it's supposed to represent a kid's innocent desire for someone they look up to to feel better and know they're cared about. (Also kinda represents my silly way of thinking I guess)
Seriously, though, Madmax has been such an awesome, integral part of this community since even before I very first found out about FiM back in January. Her style is adorable, her humor is awesome, and her ability to crank out content for us free of charge at such a rate is to be respected most highly.
No matter what she's going through, I hope that as soon as possible she can smile and be feeling great again -- she deserves it.
Madmax, you're awesome and a bit blue right now... You know who else is awesome and blue? Rainbow Dash! I drew her using paint she's still cool.
Look, I care about anyone having trouble in their lives, but some of us don't get around the community that much and don't see everything. I think remember the rubrony thing and I think remember giving him best wishes. However for me, I've kept up a correspondence with max and have a closer relationship her. And, unlike rubrony, max hasn't told us what's happening. That, combinded with the way she has worded her posts, makes it a more anxious situation.
I didn't know about his plight.
If I did, I'd have offered him some good cheer or anything else I could to help out.
With Max, her situation was pointed out to me.
AND TO PUT AN END TO THE RUMOR MILL
I talked to Max. Things ARE bad, but she's not going to hurt herself or anything stupid like that. Support like this is appreciated and she's sorry about the drama her outburst caused.
Thank you for the update Pacce. That is some news, and at least it puts away some of our worries.
That being said, if it's really bad, Max still needs support, so let the art come in.
thank you for the situation update, i feel better now.
linking to the no-bg version of my pic for all you colourfriends:
Sigh, that's good to hear. She had me worried for a minute there. Thanks for the update Pacce. I have a little surprise with Kitty for her, in a few hours.
so, here's my piece of support for Max
Duke and Max kicking out together
proportions fuck yeah!
Thanks for the update pacce, feel somewhat relieved. Hope things turn around for max soon
A painting for Madmax. I hope life gets better for her soon.
I got a response of max on da thanking me for my support. It still worries me though.
welp, may as well just delete mine
looks so bad next to this painting XD
Don't you dare, I'm send all these to Max.
I'm sorry if I scared you guys and I'm sorry to the people that I yelled at, I was angry and sad but that don't give me the right to be bad to you. my situation is bad but somehow I will be ok,I think I just need to rest a little and think of a way to make my situation better. thanks for the support and all the wonderful art, is really helping me right now, you don't know how much I love you guys.
I will try to keep in contact even if I'm not able to draw as much as before, I'm sorry.
Thanks for the update Max.
To whoever got this thread linked to the EQDaily Artist Training Ground: thank you. I've been participating in their event, and when I saw the call go out to support MadMax, I had to do my part. So here's my picture for #25, because coloring books always make me feel better.
I just hope I don't screw this post up, I've never posted on one of these chan-thingies before...
You get the hang of it after a while. Though I recommended sticking to a lighter chan first, like Ponychan. Unless you can handle rule 34, then, hey ! FiMchan would love to have ya.
Just feel better, okay?
Take all the time you need, no one will blame you.
Don't you dare thinking that you owe anything to us! The only thing you have to do is rest, try to stay calm, and awesome. Give the Internet a break and sit down with a cup of tea or something. I don't know who are you, what do you look like, where do you live, what problems do you have, but the only thing I know is that you can overcome every shit. Whatever life has done to you just say fuck you and be happy. I really hope things will get better soon and you'll get yourself together. You can do it! Maxie, you are fucking awesome. Stay classy.
And have some random cute shit.
es verdad que madmax es de venezuela?
Max, just talking to you and knowing you're ok is more than enough.
Your comics and drawing are a bonus to having an awesome and fun person like you to communicate with.
I can wait for the art wait as long your life works out.
Man, that sounds so much like stuff I'd say. "I'm sorry. Everything's my fault. I'm sorry. I'm sorry."
I know I don't know the whole deal, but I can still guarantee you don't need to think you have to be so sorry. I can also guarantee that just being happy, or trying your best to even though I know it can be ridiculously hard sometimes, would make everyone concerned feel better than any amount of apologies.
And I don't think you should worry about drawing so much given all you've already done, I can totally see why you'd be burnt out on this at least for now or why you'd feel like you need a break. Just as long as you're still *around*, I think people'll be very happy with that.
Take all the time you need. Just knowing that you're fine has been good news, even if you can't post as often in future.
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
I might not be contributing to this fandom in any way, I don't have a trip or name, I'm just simple Anon, yet I would like to cheer you up.
Heads up Maxie, you've got quite a bunch of not-so-random people to support you.
Sorry we blew everything out of proportion
Hey girl, I don't what problems you might have, but from a guy who has had the worse shit happen to him (trust me, I know bad) things only get better, you just got to find the way to do so.
You are made me happy, but I will be even happier if you take time to yourself to solve out whatever might be the issue. You have friends, friends that care enough for your to go into giant fright scares when they see you sad. Feel happy for that, use that to give you strength to go on.
I might not be able to do anything, I can barely do more than type with one hand on this dinky computer my family got me so I wouldn't get bored, but trust me when I say it gets better.
Just make sure you check the next Newbie Training Grounds post on EquestriaDaily, it is dedicated to you!
It's just soo good to hear again from You. It could be even curses all the way I don't care it's just good to read that You are still around here.
You made Lyra happy!
Stay tunned for more love. We won't leave You on Your own. If You feel like sharing do it. If not hold on there and be strong.
We understand Max, I wish you good luck in all your endeavors
Rock on Madmax. We have faith in you.
Max, could you tell us what the problem is ? I don't mean to pry, but it seems rather serious if it means that you can't post as often in future.
if you don't want to say it, it's alright: some things are best not said. And we will always remember your comics, and how they defined the fandom. Not to mention your appearance at the Gala !
You're amazing Max. Wherever you go, never stop being the amazing person you are.
NO,no,no thats not our bussinnes
This, guys. If Max didn't want to tell it, it's probably something personal.
Personal or not, it isn't our bloody business unless madmax starts a "solve x problem" strike-force. Until then, stand down soldier.
Anda y ve Max!!!! eres una chica de pura onda y bien chevere. Eso quiere decir que superaras las adversidades. Solo tomate el tiempo que nesesites, estaremos aqui para cuando regreses ^^
Madmax is pretty much the reason I dived further into the FiM fandom. Fell better, Maxie!
Fell better? How about feel better xD *facepalm*
I can't draw but I can shoop!
This is from Carnifex >>14117
I wish I knew what was happening, but I understand her privacy. Best of wishes.
I wish I knew what was going on, but I understand privacy. If you're reading this Madmax, I wish the best of luck to you and whatever you're going through.
Oh, NOW it shows my post. Site went through some 404 so I assumed that the first post wasn't going to show. Well, here's an extra, Max: feel good soon.
You've given so much to us and my words can say so little; for all the things you've done and especially for the times you've made me laugh, Thank You.
Thank You Maxie.
If it weren't for awesome people like you, I would have never even tried to pick up a pencil. And I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
Remain 20% cooler.
When life gets you down, just take Deadpool's advice and chill in a tree.
Scooped! I shall find another to color, then!
I hope things look up for you, Mad Max.
Heh heh, that just gave me a silly idea. I don't want to post splody's image again so I'll just put a link here: http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2941/maxinandrelaxin.png
No worries about how things went down, just happy to hear from you again. I am curious though, would money help you at all? Or is it not that kind of problem? I mean, you've done so much free stuff as it is. I feel like I owe you something anyway.
I'm glad to see you in this thread. :) Love the pic. <3
Haha. Thanks, SJ.
I want to make this into a motivational poster for my desk at work. If only I could pull it off, lol.
and here's one from me
If you're here Maxie, this is for you!
Madmax! I've never talked to you before, nor have I bothered to post here before. But you are an awesome person and I hope you get through whatever's wrong soon. I'm sure lots of us will be waiting with hugs for you when you do! :D (And I'm sure you're an awesome person because you'd have to be to think up that Pinkie Pool comic. Seriously.)
Also I made something for you! :D
Hey, we're all just glad to hear you're okay.
We don't know what your current situation is, but if you need someone to talk to or whatever, we're all here for you.
I'm just going to post a link to my contribution because this thing is flipping 5 MB big and I don't want to compress it. Hope this doesn't break or something. http://tinyurl.com/5wpnm9d
Here ya go Madmax. Here's hoping everything goes all right over there. Your comics always put a smile on my face when I read them. Rock on, girl!
Also a big thanks to the guys at Equestria Daily for telling us about this!
I think Photobucket may've resized it for you, if it's supposed to be 5MB. The linked image is only about 600kb
Yeah, and I thank them for that. I just didn't want to attach it directly to a post, it probably wouldn't have let me anyway.
And a just as awesome post on EqDaily !
Wow, even the Russian bronies are in on this:
Well, this is only my second tablet drawing -- a quickie for you, MadMax. Here's to hoping it all works out for you.
(Pretty much all the artists I know stick their tongue out. I'm a writer and I do it, too. ^.^; )
Yeah, it is usual posts that introduces to the crowd some artists in the community, but this one was dedicated to Max because of latest events (there would be post about Max in any case tho).
Are you a поняши ? Just wondering.
Anyway, for the russian brony made that thread, спасибо, поняши.
It's true that we can't support every artist in the fandom. Some of them have other obligations. Some of them just lose inspiration. That Madmax was a big contributor who did hundreds of pics does deserve a big tribute for her, but yes, we shouldn't forget those smaller artists.
We can't save or bump them all. But we can and must do our best for some, particularly the ones we like most. And we will keep doing it.
Because we are a rescue squad on the Internet. We sometimes go by the name of Anonymous. We sometimes go by an identity. And we can be anywhere. In any fandom.
But as long as you take it upon yourselves to consider there's another person on the other side of the screen who needs help on a particular occasion, and do your best to help, you are one of us.
And remember, if you ever feel alone, there's always someone out there, thinking, praying, and fighting, for you.
Actually, the info about Rubrony's issues IRL was posted here >>8069
So... I convinced somepony under ponyname of Sharpe to write You something.
Here I'm. just delivering piece of heaven.
You have no idea how awesome this one.
Madmax, I really hope whatever it is that's getting you down IRL is resolved soon. Look at all these people that are worried about you. You've become quite the celebrity, hun. Hmhmhm
I know it's been said a million times now, but we really love you. Please feel better soon.
Just coming in so say for Maxie and all other ponies, whether they're contributors of content or just lurkers, who might have hard times: power to you, and hugs galore.
I offer my feeble skills to you, oh great and powerful Madmax.
aw, mine's not in there
You had to send it to them.
MFW This thread, so much great stuff for Maxie. I like this in particular, but it's all really wonderful.
is it too late?
i feel like an asshole
it is isn't it? great. why didn't i send last night? i'm not going to live this down.
It's okay mate, she can see it here.
But yeah, the artist training ground has a certain you have to submit stuff.
this is what i get for not paying attention again.
thing is, i had just got done with it before i posted and thought, ignorantly, that it was going to be sent over there somehow.
i can't help it, i feel like a tool
Adding my voice because I feel that I must.
Hang in there, Madmax! And if getting everything back together means putting your drawing on hold, then by all means, take a break! Your recovery is what's most important. ;)
i'm still gonna try and ink it tonight
oh hey, nice! saw it on ponibooru, thanks for colouring dude!
Madmax makes the best comics on equestriadaily. Im sorry for whatever trouble burdens you, and wish there were some way i could help.
also, you draw the cutest luna.
http://project-hedgecat.deviantart.com/art/Madmax-doin-what-she-does-best-213996077 Heres what I did for ya Max, and liek Simbaro said on your DA page, us on the MLPOnline Team hope whatevers gettin ya down blows over as soon as it can, the sooner the better!
Well that got 86ed. My sai trial expired
Try again later
>go to google
>search for "sai crack"
DO NOT DO THIS, IT IS A VIRUS PROGRAM.
Anyone you know bought SAI? The way their licenses work, you can put it on multiple computers at no extra cost.
I might try my had at drawing eventually to help out, but i gotta say this first.
I know i don't talk with you or anything, but you are amazing Maxi, yours was some of the first fanart i seen. I was saving your pics before i even knew who the characters were. I hope everything works out. We love ya girl.
i'll figure something out
have a SAI I uploaded myself, then
i feel like we just met at the drop off point in the ally and exchanged packages
don't worry, that wasn't a microphone, it was a perfectly normal tie clip.
Thanks 166 ! You're a real bro.
also, if that joke didn't suffice as a thanks, thanks
i do love a good joke. you're both welcome
Here you go Maxxie,
I've been some pretty dark places myself, and I hope this helps.
oh Celestia yes! I was looking for that.
There can be only one.
I love the way you put pictures on his wings. Nice.
I've never posted here before (so if this post ends up being *#&#$ed up, apologies), I've never even watched MLP... (D:) but...
Max, your comics are outrageously funny, your art is great and in bountiful quantities, and from what little I've seen everyone cares about you. You're awesome, special and everything that comes with it.
Hugs and hang in there, better days are on their way.
sounds like max is taking a big break
"I have some personal problems IRL and I will be not able to post and be around here as much as before, I'm sorry about the requests that I couldn't finish and about the guys that I was helping with their projects, I wish you all the luck with them.
I'm sorry abut this."
Oh wow, this is the first I've heard about this. I hate it when I'm away from the internet and miss important things like this.
I can only hope for all the best.
hope y'all don't mind me bumping this thread, but i gotta say that right there is a very beautiful post. i think i'll save it for future reference/inspiration.
messed around with filters and textures
Well, I still can't draw all that well, but I'd still like to contribute more to making Maxie feel better. So here's some doodles for Maxie Doodle!
Well, since this thread is already bumped... any updates?
Just that she REALLY appreciates all the support and she'll be happy to show it once she can get near a tablet again and a computer with a proper connection for an extended period of time.
Also a big thanks to MegaSweet for helping her with her comic.
Personally I like to think she's out there battling evil and saving ponies with a 'Chicago Typewriter' 1928 Thompson ;)
...scanner still dead but that doesn't mean I can't draw something. Go Maxie!
glad to hear she's ok.
The text in the draw says: "If you ask me to go to the Sky in return to see you smile again..." "I'll take you there without question!!!" "WE LOVE YOU MAX!!!" "Please, recover your happiness again" "Don't be scare of pression, 'cause this becomes the coal into diamond"
My draw to Max =3
Mi dibujo para Max =3
por algun motivo, no puedo leer eso sin pensar en la letra de "La Playa" de La Oreja de Van Gogh
Hey guys, Max is looking into a decent Laptop for doing art stuff.
Maxxie's back in the game ?!! Just curious.
Trying to be.
Hurm. Is her situation still bad ? I'd rather she focus on settling her real-life problems before coming back here. The community won't run away, and besides, Season 2 hasn't started yet.
I am not saying this in a derogatory fashion. I'm just concerned.
A blue one!
Suffice to say she's doing well enough that she can be saving up for a computer which she needs.
I just don't know enough about laptops to give her good buying advice.
Y U DON'T KNOW ABOUT LAPTOPS?
You're being really ambiguous. I wish you would just state what was Madmax's predicament. From the way you stating it, its like as if she got into some financial trouble of some sort.
I know I shouldn't get involved, and I know it seems unreasonable for me to ask. but to be honest, I can think of a number of people, both anon and named, who really want to know what happened to Madmax, and you seem to be one of the few to know. So, unless Madmax gave you explicit reason not to share the problem, I really wish you would tell us.
I'm pretty proficient with computers/laptops and willing to lend my knowledge.
Just a couple of questions:
Does she already have an external drawing tablet or does she want a laptop that can become a tablet?
Since she has been drawing before, does she have a desktop to save her pictures on, or will this be a laptop where she keeps all her photos, etc.?
How much is she willing to spend (big question)?
Does she dislike or want to avoid any brands/models?
Will this be a desktop replacement laptop (not going anywhere, so portability and battery life aren't to big) or will she be going places with it, like an internet cafe, etc. (the previous attributes will be of more importance)?
That's all I can think of for now, and once I get responses I'll lend my searching hand.
Get well Maxie! Glad to her you are getting back on your feet.
Well, the first thing to gauge what will make a good laptop is to figure out what will be done with it. My assumption is that she will be using it for art mostly, more specifically, using art programs. It might help if you could find out what programs she is/will be using and look at their minimum/recommended system requirements. I'm guessing OpenCanvas, SAI, and Photoshop are some things she might be using?
I'd say a good minimum to start would be a Core i3 possessor, 4GBs of memory, and a 320GB hard drive should do fine. If she can get more than that with her budget, go for it. Doesn't hurt to future proof it and/or just plain get a longer life out of it.
One other thing I might ask is if she prefers Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. I'm going to assume one of the first two. If it's OS X, I'd say go for a MacBook Pro 13" entry model. If she prefers Windows, there are a lot of choices and it comes down to what her brand preference is. My personal experiences with Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Sony, and HP have all been positive, so I'd say go with what works and/or fits the bill.
Best of luck and good hunting.
fuck, I was thinking about buying a laptop too but now I'm scared.
Most of this, I do not know, I'll ask her.
I do know she was looking at this one:
It's really not my place to say and I don't know all the details, I'm sorry.
Also, losing a friend's trust etc...
And that looks pretty cheap for a laptop. I feel worried for Maxxie now.
On the note of laptops, here's my two cents.
If you/she/anyone wants pen support in the laptop itself, the ThinkPads would be a good choice. If just a regular laptop you can hook up a tablet to, you can't really go wrong. ASUS and Sony both makes relatively good laptops for the price. If you don't mind the overpricing you could even go with a MacBook, too.
The only problem I see with that is it's actually a netbook. It has a low power processor and no optical drive (CD/DVD). It will technically run some art programs, but they're going to crawl at times. Best to go for a full laptop.
I'm about to head out to a BBQ, but when I get back in a few hours I'd be glad to continue helping you.
sorry but that's a fucking cheap-crap-ass laptop
follow my advice /DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY/
I think its obvious that Maxxie now has money problems. So stop being assholes and think of a decent laptop she can actually afford. The fact she's not on the Internet for the past month might say something about her current situation.
Haha, don't be scared. I could offer my knowledge if you wanted. My advice if you are buying in store is to bring a third party with you that is proficient in computers so your sales rep doesn't take advantage of your naivety.
I would look for one like that, but with more hard drive space, better graphics card, and at least 3 gb of ram. 2 is very hard to work with; it is probably the recommended ram amount if you were just looking for web browsing solely.
If her exact situation is stated it'll just be brought up on /co/ by that one fucker to no end
This is me, by the way.
I did a little searching on Dell (they have pretty good deals, sans Alienware...) and I found this:
Its more than the Asus, but I think for the better. Its not too much and Dell does have payment plans.
Open to critics; we need to get Max the best laptop!
Wow, that's like 60 bux more but seems a zillion times better.
60 bucks is a small price to pay for decent art and Max's return.
And besides, it'll benefit her in the long run. A laptop is already an expensive commitment, and $60 dollars shouldn't be a problem... unless the exchange rate says otherwise.
DO ET FINALLY! FINISH IT DAMMIT!
60$ is much more, and I did want to try and find cheaper. If it is to much, I can continue my search.
Hmmm, they don't ship outside of the US though.
Dell does ship out of US; you have to change your location on the front page. It seems that doing so does limit the product availability and the laptop I linked is a model that is limited, sadly. I'll try and see if I can't find a product similar on amazon.
You are very kind to do this.
Haha, thanks. I've done nothing to contribute to the community thus far. Seeing something that I can do to help not only the community but a great artist and person, I just had to help.
Link dump incoming:
4. http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-L745D-S4220-14-0-Inch-Laptop/dp/B0053Y40VS/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1309817879&sr=1-8 or http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-L755-S5242-15-6-Inch-Laptop/dp/B0053Y418K/ref=sr_1_9?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1309817879&sr=1-9
This is what I found. Open to discussion.
Oh my gentle Jesus.
man i wish i could help, but sadly i know nothing useful about computers.
it is good to hear that she is doing better. please let her know when next you speak that she is still in my thoughts.
Dell is a good choice for options and they tend to eb the cheapest. The 15R is a decent model. I checked and it is on their Spanish website, but it seems the price is a bit higher, maybe because of the VAT over there.
If Amazon will ship to Spain, I'd say give them a shot. Just looking real quick I found this:
Looks like VAT will have to be paid no matter who you get it through. Direct from Dell might be cheaper after all.
Has anyone tried /g/ yet?
They were REMARKABLY unhelpful.
But you all have been a great help, I have emailed her with your findings.
Meh, sometimes they can be quite helpful. And sometimes not. It's a pretty mixed bag.
/g/, 4chan's technology board.
My experience with /g/ is that they have very helpful info charts, but when it comes to directly asking them a question most of them point you to google calling you lazy or stupid, or you just get flames for being, again, stupid. Its a board you only go to when you have knowledge, not seeking it, unfortunately.
Everything you just said is how they responded.
a 4chan board being unhelpful?
that's why i only go to /co/...or /gif/ or /f/
Woah, I missed something again didn't I?
Oh well, as far as I can gather Maxie needs a new laptop. I don't know much about this subject, but normally Newegg has some pretty good deals on such things. Other than that I am not a clever pony when it comes to tech. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.
In anycase always wishing you the best Maxie!
ComputerBrony, you've been real helpful, and I think you should post more often. At the moment, you are the most awesome brony on this thread.
Actually, I got lucky with them one day. I had been having hard drive trouble and needed some help with some Linux-based things so as to harvest it so I could shift the information from the bricked drive to an external. They were rather helpful.
Funniest part is this took place within the first couple of weeks that I discovered the show. Strange coincidences?
Oh, and just to throw in my two cents with the laptop situation. ASUS laptops are great. Got mine for just under $700, but with the one-year insurance (replace the laptop, or pay the difference and get a better one with the junked laptop counting as a partial payment) for around another $100. Runs like a champ, and barring any catastrophe the Insurance will prove unnecessary. Even though the model I had only has about 3 USB ports, a single USB bus can dramatically increase the number of things you could plug into it.
...Long story short, ASUS is a good brand and a good buy. Fairly lightweight as well, all things considered.
Newegg is an awesome site and I checked it out, but it seems that they only ship in the US and Puerto Rico.
Thanks! I would love to post more, but I really have yet to find any reason to.
I have an ASUS myself and, I agree, it is quite the champ. If I could find an ASUS under $500 I would totally link it.
All I can say is that the person I get to help me with tech stuff usually goes for special deals at Fry's, and seems to stick to HP's ones. I've gotten two laptops from them (mid end, I think), and both have served me well, all things said and done. I like this new one though. Much more light weight than my old one.
>ASUS under $500?
you know that they accept souls as payment?
Max says thanks for all the help, though it will still be some small time yet.
i'm just happy knowing she's doing better
Same, it's wonderful to hear she's doing better. I hope it continues and she's back as soon as she's able.
> some small time yet.
Great to hear! Just remember it's no rush, Max.
Awww! That turned out really nicely!
what? rule 63?
I'm this close to requesting some (tame) rule 63 now.
Alright then, here we go. I wanted to draw something quick for Max too, like everyone else. Well that was a month ago. Then I made a collab. Then, I made a painting from it. Then that became a fuckhuge picture with the entire mane cast, sunset, clouds, and almost a tree. Anyways, here is the finished product. Maxie, hope you'll return one day and see this, and Thread 9 will be Madmax: Reborn. Welp, enjoy.
Here is the full version in .png in case anyone wants it.
That looks nice
my dear little bronies, today I learned how to clear the history on computers, awesome! :D so have a quick luna drawing I did during my lunch ( because who needs lunch when you have ponies?)
also I'm thinking to buy a laptop soon, maybe not a great and powerful laptop but something nice (computerbrony up there have some good ideas) :)
P.S woah! this whole thread :D it took me like 30 minutes to read <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Hiya! Welcome back.
I joined up a little late and never really got to talk to you, but welcome back! Love your stuff.
So great to see you, and happy to hear you're on the way to getting a new laptop! Awesome Luna drawing. We've missed you!
Welcome back Max
You're back! Good to see you return, Madmax.
It's good to have you back Max :)
Welcome back, Max!
If none of those work, I have no problem searching more.
Oh look, Max is back.
its good to have you back maxi.
if your looking for a laptop you should get one that has enough power to run sai, a browser, and the driver for your tablet.
what would you say your price range would be?
It's nice to hear from you again
Hi Max, glad it sounds like you're doing well again
Welcome back max
what a time for me to be asleep
the world has become a better place
That's what I'm fucking talking about.
Happy Luna is happy. Welcome back Max.
Welcome back Max :)
Going to throw a hissy fit again? Or what?
haters is back.
where is Peacce when he needed.
You can take it outside.
This is a happy day.
¡Bienvenida, Madmax! ¡Me alegro de verte!
>mfw you posted, and posted a Luna pic to boot <3
>great and powerful laptop
To make it great and powerful, all you have to do is name it Trixie. ;D
Adding one more voice to the chorus of welcome back.
I just felt like slapping pacce. You're there too, tough luck.
The Great and Powerful laptop got show'd up when the Twilight model arrived. Don't worry about it.
Hi~! Great to see you're well~! You've been missed!
Let's all celebrate
Madmax just posted one message. It's no definite proof she's back.
Oh snap! Madmax is back? JUBLIANCE~
You're a fucking troll, you know that ? You're the same as the person whose been bumping old threads, and posting and deleting messages in some threads.
Cut that shit out. No one likes you, especially when you did this anonymously. This fandom is better off without fucktards like you.
I know people who dislike madmax but don't do the shit you do. And, to be hoenst, the amount of work she did, as well as her effort, puts her leagues ahead of most of her detractors.
And in the "shitter" ? Excuse me ? Who the fuck do you think you are to judge the fandom ? And Madmax didn't have episodes because of stuff on the web, she left because of stuff that mattered in IRL.
And no, it DOES matter when someone leaves the fandom. Particularly if it was someone who ahd been as prominent as Madmax. A whole day of art on Equestria Daily wouldn't have been dedicated without her in mind.
I see you and know you are. You hate this show. You hate its fandom. We don't need your kind around here/
>hey guys I'm ba-
>GET THE FUCK OUT
>u butthurt again
>she is a shitty artist
Some things never change.
Enough arguing, Maxie's on her way back. That makes me honestly happy. No matter what anyone else says.
Now, onwards and upwards!
Never said those things man. She is a drama queen with WAY too much attention though.
For my birthday I was given a few computer things, including a tablet. So, to get things back on track, what's a good drawing program? I looked up a random doodle site and drew a hat.
She deserves the attention. Her effort and artwork is what deserves said attention and adoration.
It also gives her the right to get mad for a joke about spelling! Right guys?
She was only mad because she was experience some bad shit that particular day. Also, cut it out: you're not helping.
So you're saying that when you get mad you give other people shit? Really adult right there. Wow i've been enlightened.
No, I'm just saying that she was having a bad day. That didn't excuse what she did, but she *did* apologise the following day, not that she didn't.
You seem mad, bro. Is that why you're giving other people shit?
I'm not, just wondering why people always put up with her's.
What is it with some people where they just can't let little shit go? Some artist has a bad day, and acts in a way or says something they really don't mean, or overreacts to something, and they're marked for life. Like somehow we expect them to be perfect and never react in any kind of emotionally negative way towards anything ever. It's called being human. We ALL have bad days where we react poorly towards something.
Call me whiteknighting if you have to, but as I see it from a rational standpoint, it seems ridiculous to hold these trivial overreactions against the artist after the whole ordeal you're referring to has been over for a long time now, and there is nothing Madmax can do about it. That doesn't excuse what she did at the time, but you have to remember that after her overreaction, she apologized; she acknowledged that she acted in a way that was irrational. This whole thing shouldn't even be relevant anymore.
She did a lot of work, she's quite congenial and a little bit ditzy. That, and her comics were something to look forward to after every episode, a tradition dating back to the earliest episodes of the show. The only person who had her popularity/effort would be MS, but even he didn't do as many comics as she did.
tl;dr: Madmax is someone special. Thats not ignoring the smaller artists, some of who I like a lot, but Madmax did a lot, and in the process, won the hearts of a lot of people in the fandom. Very few artists have attained that level in this fandom alone.
I'm sorry then. Just to say though I never posted shit and then deleted it and never went back to bump dead threads or whatever.
Both are paragraphs or so bro. It ain't too long to read either. Ditzy people, in my opinion, really just rub me the wrong way.
If you see her that way, okay then. Fine. Fuck it. You know what? Sorry.
I'll get out of your hair.
I tried drawing Madmax with my new tablet. It did not go well. Still, it's the thought that counts....Right?
Verily... but why don't you repost that in the new thread ?
Just started one here: >>19763
squeak the drawfag
Aye aye captain! Posted.
I'm here, what do you want? ;p