The future of Nokia.
So, I mentioned that Nokia, as an ask pony blog, is over. What I failed to do, however, is provide more details.
So anyways, I think it would be appropriate to begin this post with explaining my reasons, and they’re fairly simple.
Short version is that I don’t like ponies anymore.
The slightly longer version, is that the fandom overflowed with massive amounts of annoying middle schoolers whose only purpose in life seems to be letting the entirety of Internet know that they like MLP. And while it seems to be like this in many other fandoms, MLP is just about the only one, other than the whole PewDiePie bros thing with such, uhhh, temperament?
Oh, and also, season 3 was poop, and the first few episodes of season 4 were didn’t do much to interest me.
As you may or may have not noticed, Ask-Nokia was, from the very beginning, a really crappy attempt to hop onto the bandwagon of pony blogs and the shitty joke about Nokia 3300 being indestructible. Not exactly the most fertile source for creative and interesting ideas, if you ask me. However, while the blog itself sucked and rarely ever updated due to my never-ending personal troubles, my brain did manage to somehow develop a somewhat nice character and a base for a storyline for her, this character being Nokia.
Now here’s the problem - Even if Nokia is a good character, she still stems from a stupid joke, and worst of all, is a crappy pony OC. I want to do something with the story and the character(s) I created, but it would be a waste to dedicate huge amounts of my effort to a project that could only be recognized in a small part of a fandom I’m not even a part of anymore.
So I decided I’ll do something else instead:
-The project will be a web-comic, I am very unsure of it’s format as of yet. I will not be hosting this on Tumblr, but probably on a separate domain (I’ll probably keep this Tumblr for Nostalgia’s sake, and to have a place to post concept art and updates to.).
-The characters and the story will be kept, however, any association with MLP or the cringe-inducing Nokia meme (Maybe apart from the character’s name, though I have an alternative excuse for that.) will cease.
-As my style evolved over the course of time, I grew fond of some parts of Nokia’s visual design, mainly the ones not related to MLP, thus I will be into the design of the fictional species in the project, not only does it help sever the link to Nokia’s somewhat embarrassing genesis, but will also serve as a handy way to create a caricature for the topics I’d like to dive into with the project.
Now, a thing I have to clarify, is that this is not a near-future plan, right now I’ll be focusing on art in general, my school, studying game design, and maybe making some videos, while developing this on the side. I want to have everything ironed out before starting the comic, and that probably won’t happen until I do all the life stuff like getting a steady job etc. Not to mention my most creative ideas come when I’m not forcing them to.
For no let’s just assume that I’ll start the comic in around 3-4 years (I’ll keep posting related art and stuff here, don’t worry.).
Feel free to drop an ask with any questions you may have, and if not, then just tell me how much you hate me and how you’re totally gonna unfollow me because x.