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As I reflect upon the past year, it is clear I have a lot to be thankful for.

Dash Academy has an amazing readership, and I am truly awed by the entertaining and encouraging feedback you have been leaving! Reading your comments fuels my own excitement for the comic. A big thank you to everyone who has sent in gift art - it is always so wonderful to see what you have made. Sixty-six (!) pieces of gift art were featured in the previous journal, and I would be delighted to feature more in this journal as well (and I always keep hard copies of your art on my computer and backup drive so I can cherish them :iconpinkieforeverplz: FOREVER).

A special thank you to :icongrusnoid: who has helped me with football/rugby concepts, paypal and point donors, DeviantArt subscription donors, and to all of the Dash Academy translators! (Seventeen languages and counting!)

Onto some news and announcements:

:bulletgreen: Are you a fan of MLP-FiM's music? :iconsenn555: has organized a petition to ask Hasbro to release an official soundtrack. He has over 1000 signatures and, at the time of writing this, only needs 468 more. Check it out here: www.change.org/en-CA/petitions… :icondj-pon3:

:bulletpurple: :iconrainb0wdashie: has graciously donated the dashacademycomic.com web domain. :iconso-awesomeplz: So awesome! I would love to have a website to post comics in conjunction with DeviantArt, however, I'm woefully untrained in website creation/maintenance so I have no idea what I'm doing! So I'm looking for site-savvy helpers. Send me a note if you have experience with websites and are interested in helping me build and manage a Dash Academy site!

New fantastic gift art!:
SorcerusHorserus by AmethystGem by :iconamethystgem: for Dash academy by ThatPonyUknow by :iconthatponyuknow:
Sorcerus Horserus (Rakkard Request) by marcel177 by :iconmarcel177: (non-vector drawing version by :iconrakkard:)
My Favorite Artists by krlanga by :iconkrlanga:
:thumb347509198: by :iconbubbiebunny: Gift: Sorcerus Horserus by 621Chopsuey by :icon621chopsuey:
Chibi Fluttershy: Dash Academy by Tsundere-Aria by :icontsundere-aria: 12GGfT!~ SorcerusHorserus by ScarletteLetas by :iconscarletteletas:
LuciayShadow's Request by chipmagnum by :iconchipmagnum: requested by :iconluciayshadow:
Rakkard Request (Wallpaper) by Hardii by :iconhardii: and :iconrakkard:
Colored Sorcerus Horserus as Pegasus by Rakkard and Sorcerus Horserus as Pegasus by Rakkard by :iconrakkard:
:thumb343166603: by :iconake-xanchez: :thumb340625762: by :iconvarpuskattila:
Sorcerus Horserus by Glendawesome by :iconglendawesome: Sorcerus Horserus by CaramelCookie by :iconcaramelcookie:
Gift for Sorceus Horseus (2) by RainbowDashiePrinses and Gift for Sorceus Horseus (1) by RainbowDashiePrinses by :iconrainbowdashieprinses:
Gender bent Dash Academy by PoniZipper by :iconponizipper:
Sorcerus Horserus fan art! by MissTilly by :iconmisstilly: I heart SorcerusHorserus by Stinkehund by :iconstinkehund:


Once again, thank you everyone!
~Sorc Journal Doll - Sorcerus Horserus by Cirorin

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:iconrangerkom:
rangerkom Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
that doesn't seem fair that they would keep you from doing a fan film.
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gameguy199 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Writer
WAIT.................he took out the homosexuality?

that's like half the plot!

that just pisses me off.
the plot is perfect, why does he get to change it?!

*sigh*

oh well. i still love this comic.
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:iconmarshan3q:
marshan3q Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Writer
i'm sorry... really, i didn't mean to make everyone upset.. I wanted to make a movie that everyone would enjoy but at the same time would preserve my own personal beliefs.. and I didn't want to break any "friendship" i may've established with Sorc because I do enjoy the comic.
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Telaros Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
late on this but WOW that is a lot of great news and fun reads. Grats on the website! I hope it gets a good site manager for it xD

It's been over a year now huh? *hugs* Such a wonderful year indeed it's been! I still check when I can despite being busy these past few months just to see if any pages to the comic were added ^^ I'm ever pleased you've stuck by this for so long, you have no idea <3 I feared with the slow updates in the past that you would lose interest as many before you have in their start. You have an amazing series going here, and you sure know how to keep us guessing and not afraid to throw ponies into a seemingly hard spot like the dance arc. That ending with Pierce complimenting Derpy as a last dutch effort to try and score :iconlunamadplz: was pretty gutsy and always keeps us on our toes. Not to mention poor Fluttershy and the Colt who missed his chance. Rainbow Dash and Firefly having a moment was pretty sweet.

POINT IS YOU ARE AWESOME AND HERE'S HOPING TO SEEING MORE THROUGH ANOTHER YEAR!
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Senn555 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I totally missed this until I saw it posted on Equestria Daily today. Thanks again for the promotion! :)
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's no prob, Senn555! :iconbrohoofplz:
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:iconsusiebeeca:
SusieBeeca Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Hot diggedy! Congrats!

I wish I could help with the film project.... years of smoking and drinking have left me with a raspy contralto not unlike Gilda's. If only I had a mic!

Anyway, I had a question about gift art, but I'll note you about it instead.
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:iconsomniumastrum:
SomniumAstrum Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
They're looking for Gilda's voice too. :p
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:iconsusiebeeca:
SusieBeeca Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   General Artist
I know, but I am sans microphone :(
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:iconsomniumastrum:
SomniumAstrum Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Aw that sucks. :( It might be worth checking if your computer has an internal one. Some do.
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:iconkschnee:
KSchnee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
I've been enjoying the comic! Thanks for all your work on it.

Are you familiar with one of the standard Web site management tools like WordPress or Joomla? There are a couple of directions you could go for running your site: either have a Web interface where you upload your work and have it displayed automatically, or manually put your work into a template HTML file and upload that with an FTP program.

Do you actually have a Web host so far, or just the domain name? Check with your host to see whether they support any of the scripting languages such as CGI or Python. I know for instance that the site misk.com offers cheap hosting, but it's only for bare-bones HTML (and languages that run in the user's own browser, such as JavaScript, rather than on the server). If you've got a host with fancy language support, and don't want to mess with HTML, you might be best off using one of the fancy programs like Joomla. Tricky to set up, fairly easy to use once that's done.
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have both a web host and a domain name. I've also been messing around with comic-site templates for WordPress but, as I struggled fruitlessly through the entire process, decided that I needed a lot of help.
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:iconkschnee:
KSchnee Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Writer
Have you got the situation in hand (hoof?) yet, or would you like help? I'd be interested in putting together some sort of simple-to-use image uploader/browser to work as a comic site.
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have someone working on it (possibly a 2nd person as well). But I'll keep you in mind. Thanks, KSchnee!
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Kalvinator20 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconjoyfulltune:
JoyfullTune Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yaaaay! :D
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconclappingplz: ^^
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:iconcirorin:
Cirorin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Happy late Thanksgiving! :heart:
I feel honored that you still use my journal doll ;w;
I'm gonna make you a better one! :)
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Snowflacky! That would be awesome. :iconpinkieishappyplz:
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:iconstarstruck865:
starstruck865 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dash Academy is amazing, you are truly talented for thinking of it all and putting so much work into making it. ;D
A film adaptation?? :O WOW. SO. EXCITED!!! :happybounce:
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:iconponydesigner:
ponydesigner Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So many exciting news ^w^
You should be proud of yourself mon :D
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:iconfimvisible:
FiMvisible Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Website design, huh? My knowledge of HTML is way too little for that... :( I hope that and the animation project will go on though!

Also, Senn, Marshan, Rainb0wdashie and Grusnoid deserve a huge brohoof :iconbrohoofplz:. And a hug :hug:.

The same to all the donors/gift donors/translators. :)
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:iconrainb0wdashie:
Rainb0wDashie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Happy late Thanksgiving!

Hope you can find somepony to help with the design of the website, i really want to see it take off! ^_^
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:iconpoptartpony:
PoptartPony Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'M SO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU I AM GOING TO EXPLODE! :iconlaexplodeplz:
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:iconemtheomelette:
emtheomelette Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
congrats ^_^
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Congratulations! If your comic is going to be animated, that means this is really popular now.

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Icon made by ~legendarydragon90
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:iconmrflibbie:
MrFlibbIe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Blimey, it feels like only yesterday since I stumbled on you since you were still in the Hot Flank stage, keep up the amazing work!
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:iconzyberpoo:
Zyberpoo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uuuuuuuhhhhhhh An Aniamtion of Dash Academy!! YAY! :D
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:iconmillenniumfalsehood:
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Dash Academy is the reason I watch you! :D Congratulations on all the support!
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:iconmulticoloredpony:
MultiColoredPony Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist
can't wait for next one and asdfghjkl i need to get a mic ._.
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garyyo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
you are awesome. i love you :3
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:iconwildtiel:
wildtiel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We love you Sorcerus! Congrats on all the amazing news!
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MarkusXC94 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
So, the news seems awesome today...same as usual
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awesome~!!
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:iconkdaanimefan:
KdaAnimefan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
lovely ^^
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:iconsormaru:
Sormaru Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
wow so cool!
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:iconmapleflame2:
Mapleflame2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfluttershyyayplz: :iconsays3plz: yay!
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MasterghostUnlimited Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Anyone who has a brilliant comic like this deserves the high praise for it!

If I could give you some kind of an award for it, I would.

Congrats on the praise you've gotten, and keep up the good work. :)
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DarkShockBro Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
I signed the petition, because the music is probably one of, if not my favorite aspects of MLP. One of my philosophies for TB shows is: music is meant to add, not pad. And in MLP, the music ALWAYS adds.

I also signed up for the Dash Academy film project. Sounds like it'll be a blast. Hope I get picked!

A Dash Academy web domain, eh? Sounds good! After all, this is probably the BEST MLP comic series I've ever red! I don't even like Dashie too much, but this comic is just so friggin' brilliant that I don't even care. Keep up the awesome work; you've got a gold mine on your hands!
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome! Thank you for your involvement, DarkShockBro!
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:icondarkshockbro:
DarkShockBro Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Writer
No problem. You deserve it. :)
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:iconmultifish:
multifish Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Hee heeeee~! So awesome! Goes to show how much we adore your wonderful comic, pal!
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:iconcaramelcookie:
CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Wow, an animated version! I can't wait to see it! :eager:
Wish I could help with the site, but I also know nothing... good luck with it! Maybe if it's styled to be more or less like this [link] it'll be simple and easy to manage? :aww:
And you deserve everything and more - your work is fantastic! :la:
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, CaramelCookie!
I agree that a simple website design would be best.
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CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Oh, by the way, would it be okay if I drew Sorcerus? :D
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That would be awesome!
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:iconcaramelcookie:
CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yay~ :D
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CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm glad~ :D
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SolarWindKaya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great news! Happy Thanksgiving, SorcerusHorserus!
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