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First of all, happy new year!
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Here's an info-packed update:

:bulletgreen: You may have noticed that the linework in the last two comic updates (part 5 and 6) looks a lot smoother. That's because I've switched over to Paint Tool SAI, an amazing program with tablet pressure sensitivity and stabilizers that actually work.
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Here's the really sweet part: I purchased it with the donations you've been sending. Thank you! Your donations are helping to improve the quality of the comic. I'm trying to scrape together $170 to upgrade my old copy of Photoshop CS2 (which is a nightmare to run on Windows 7 64 bit) to CS5, which will greatly hasten the process of making panels, gradients, and ovals for speech bubbles. If you'd like to help, here is your chance!





:bulletgreen: I've been getting questions about how I pick OCs for background ponies.

People's OCs may be included if the following (scary) criteria are met:

:bulletred: 1) The OC has to be a pegasus (or be allowed to be turned into a pegasus). No zebra/griffon alicorn hybrids.
:bulletorange: 2) The OC can't be too garish, eye-popping, or distracting (certain exceptions are allowed, though). Accessories aren't usually allowed (hats, etc.). Please don't be offended if I don't like your OC's color scheme. The comic has a palette, and it's pretty noticeable if a color doesn't fit (for example: jet black coats, very dark colors, or eye-poppingly bright colors are not acceptable). Good reference for possible colors: mlp.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_pon…
:bulletyellow: 3) The OC should have a cutie mark that look like it belongs in the MLP FiM universe (laptops, helicopters, weapons, unusual symbols, etc. wouldn't be allowed).
:bulletgreen: 4) OCs are background ponies and can't have prominent roles in the story because the series has already been planned out entirely. That means no speaking roles or marriages to Fluttershy.
:bulletblue: 5) I need a clear reference of the OC and his/her cutie mark (Pony Creator is acceptable). The references must have colors and I will not design cutie marks.
:bulletpurple: 6) I only include OCs if the quality of the strip won't suffer from it.

I no longer accept the following:
- Ponies with two or more coat colors.
- Ponies with black or gray in their color scheme. I have too many submissions like this already.
- Ponies with cutie marks that draw too much attention or don't fit well in the MLP universe. For instance, cars, knives/blood, computer, religion, and videogame-related symbols are not acceptable cutie marks.
- Ponies with rainbow color schemes. It would draw too much attention away from Rainbow Dash.
- Ponies who share similar color schemes with the main characters of the comic.
- Ponies who have the same color for coat and mane. For instance, a white pony with a white mane or a green pony with a green mane is not acceptable.
- Ponies with a wing color that is a different than their coat.
- Ponies with unusual body proportions or physical traits. If you submit a pony like this, it will probably be changed to the body types typical of background ponies the show unless I think it won't be too distracting. Very few exceptions will be made.
- Ponies with accessories. Glasses are okay.
- Ponies submitted without color references.
- Ponies submitted without a cutie mark reference.


Prioritization is based on whether the OC's owner participated in an art trade with me, consistently gave helpful feedback, left a donation, or did something else that was thoughtful. Of course, not all strips are going to be jam-packed with background ponies, so you may have to wait a bit before your OC appears. My Patreon has guaranteed OC slots for certain tiers of support (artist approval of OC design still applies).

:bulletgreen: I also get frequent notes and comments asking when the next strip will arrive. It usually takes 1-2 weeks per strip (or maybe even longer, based on how much free time is available when I'm not at my job/school). I'd like to remind everyone that there is a comic progress tracker on my profile page (below my journal) that I update every time I make progress on the upcoming strip. For reference, the two steps that take the longest are the character and background coloring steps (1-2 days for each, usually).


:bulletgreen: A big thank you to all the translators of Dash Academy!

:bulletgreen: One final thank you to :icongrusnoid:, who's been answering all of my sports-related questions and bringing me up to speed regarding the ins-and-outs of high school football.

:bulletgreen: If you have any other burning questions, leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to answer.

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:iconkinseyandlexi:
KinseyandLexi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
kinseyandlexi.deviantart.com/a… Can u please add Ice Blast to your comic her cutie mark is a snowflake because you can't see it under her wings :)
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:bulletorange: OC submissions are closed with the exception of donors. :bulletorange:
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:iconsvetomech:
Svetomech Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I checked your criteria and I'm a bit confused. Does my OC meet them? (can be turned into a pegasus)
If he is too gray to your liking then there is an alternative colour scheme. (almost pure white)

Thank you for all you've done. I only hope your comic will never cease. For me it's almost like the show, an integral part of the MLP universe...
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Svetomech! I'll add you to the OC list.
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Svetomech Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Yay! Your good horsu. (:
I'd vote for you.
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Astranacus Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
I'm a fan of your comics and what you're doing. I think it's awesome and you have done excellent work, I'd be honoured if you decide to include my pegasus OC Nemsee after reading through the criteria.

Her reference sheet : fav.me/d7si7vq

Deviant Art collection : astranacus.deviantart.com/favo…
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cute! Thank you, I'll add you to the list.
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epicemocat Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
I love your comic, so I'm gonna try and submit my character :D

epicemocat.deviantart.com/art/… It's a bad drawing but that's really all I have, sorry.. If you can't tell what her cutie mark is, it's just a wave
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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epicemocat Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Thank you :D
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Stargazerponi Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Heyy! I love love love your comic, ehehe
SOO... an oc for you. Thank you for accepting ocs!!!
link-stargazerponi.deviantart.com/a…
thanks again, sorc!
     -Stargazerponi
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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Stargazerponi Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
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k done fangirling
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lonekitteh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I love the comic, so I'm gonna give this a shot,

Heartsong: lonekitteh.deviantart.com/art/…

she has long tail/mane (pink-white ish)

Blue ivy: lonekitteh.deviantart.com/art/…
 short blue  tail/mane with ombre down to dark blue


hope one of them (or both)  are good? :) 
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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:iconlonekitteh:
lonekitteh Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Aw yay thank you! <3
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lonekitteh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
**also both of their pegasus forms are the same, and their wings are just the same color as their bodies :)
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BrainlessPoop Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
brainlesspoop.deviantart.com/a…
Gems count as cutie mark, but what about the ace symbol? Also, she's a mare...
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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:iconerin-hardwicke:
Erin-Hardwicke Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
erin-hardwicke.deviantart.com/… would Breezy be alright?
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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Erin-Hardwicke Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you :heart:
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RavenTheDemonKitten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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:iconraventhedemonkitten:
RavenTheDemonKitten Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question. Will Green flames count as a cutie mark?
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Ariaannaa Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
fav.me/d7t347h Does she fit in?
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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Ariaannaa Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Yay! ^^
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fishii10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Got Game Changer over here: reddit.com/r/mlpoc/wiki/gamech…. You don't necessarily have to show his cutie mark, since I often draw him as a blank anyway and he was late to get his.

Colors:
Mane: #800000 with #500000 outline
Body: #008080 with #006666 outline
Eyes: Straight up #f00 red
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your submission, but I do not accept OCs with video game-related cutie marks or no cutie marks.
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fishii10 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I have a few other winged OCs, namely Dias the griffon and Ubi Concordia, the hospital pegasus. I'll have an image of all my OCs together courtesy of PajamaHam (sta.sh/0b99y4v2d3c) before too long, if that helps.
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DanTheBrony Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I have three since I couldn't narrow it down

1
Name: Frostbite
Link: danthebrony.deviantart.com/art…
2
Name: Rose
Link: danthebrony.deviantart.com/art…
3
Name: Missy
Link: danthebrony.deviantart.com/art…
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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emma-the-wolfy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HI! I really love your work and your series Dash Academy! I think your really talented!
Pony Name: Blue Stripe
Body color: White
Eye color: Light Blue
Mane Color: Light Blue, Black in the middle, then Light Blue
Cutiemark: Two Light Blue Lighting Bolts
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your submission, but I only accept visual references.
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:iconemma-the-wolfy:
emma-the-wolfy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rainbow Dash Licking gif  OH AND ALMOST FORGOT! She is a Pegasus :D
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Rolly-Derby Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Thanks so much for even accepting ocs!

Name: DarkenedMatter
Gender: Mare
Coat color: Yellow-ish
Mane/Tail/Eye color: Blue-pink-yellow
Cutie Mark: cdn2.iconfinder.com/data/icons…
Just a rain cloud.. She doesn't actually have one but this is what I imagine it would look like if she did.

Image: rolly-derby.deviantart.com/art… Oh and please ignore the wing... it's just normal colored
Color referance: i.imgur.com/3vrYy3W.jpg
I would really appreciate it if I got in :D You're my inspiration :D (Big Grin)
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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:iconrolly-derby:
Rolly-Derby Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I love your artwork!
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Dubstep-Eevee Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you are still doing this, would my OC PJ be acceptable? She does have a bandana, but it can be removed
: )
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Dubstep-Eevee! I'll add you to the list.
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Dubstep-Eevee Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^u^
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:icononepiecelover555:
onepiecelover555.deviantart.co…

You can leave out the googles
Thanks, even if you don't use it!
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list.
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Sky-91 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
.:Commission:. Sky Sparks for Sky-91 by gigandjett  
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:iconsorcerushorserus:
SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I've added this updated reference.
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Sky-91 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
NP ^_^
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add you to the list!
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Ray915 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Hey I love your work and that's awesome that you accpet OC's! I'm a bit ashamed to show mine (because Pony-Creator you know...) but here it is!

Name: Lost Thunder
Gender: Stallion
Coat color: Brillant light gamboge with light camboge hooves
Mane/Tail/Eye color: Yellow
Cutie Mark: www.noelshack.com/2015-04-1421…
It's a dark cloud disk with a lightning in the center, not original but I took time to me so I'm proud of this one  :D (Big Grin) 

Also here's a image of him: 
www.noelshack.com/2015-04-1421…

Hope I'll be accepted!  :happybounce: 
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