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Animated Comic - Drop the Bass by AleximusPrime Animated Comic - Drop the Bass by AleximusPrime
Yay, my first animated comic! :boogie:

Well a while ago I was thinking if there is any way I can use some of my own GIF animations in a comic and this silly idea came to my mind. Sounds a lot like one of the many shenanigans Octavia must deal with. :giggle:

As you can see, I put one of my 'shake-it' ponies to use along with the headbanging Vinyl I uploaded recently:

Although I had to cut out 2 frames from both animations. One frame in the shake-it Vinyl animation is kinda wonky and jumps too far to the left so I left that out but that means I also had to get rid of the 8th frame and I did the same to the headbanging one. There are 4 unique frames for both animations but with the first and second one having to be repeated therefore creating a total of 6. I also took the liberty of creating some animated "wubs" in some panels. I realized after I was done that I really should have animated Octavia's arm and the bow. Definitely should have... :no: Maybe someday I'll update...

And putting this together was certainly tedious. Had to make each individual pic in Paint.net but the first 4 panels had to be downsized to 1000 pixels in width. I was kinda scared it would take too long for this whole thing to be put together as one looping GIF but it seems GIMP is pretty good about that. It did kinda freeze up for about 20 seconds but I waited patiently and then it rendered. :phew: After that experience I think it wouldn't hurt to do more comics like this! :D

And now I'm trying to think of ways I can use any of my other shake-it ponies in a comic..... Maybe... :plotting:

So I hope you guys enjoy and I "wub" you all! :P

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FiM Lauren Faust

And FYI, this song goes good with the animations: [link]

EDIT: I optimized it in GIMP cuz some people were having trouble loading it. Let me know if there are any more problems with loading...

EDIT 2: It appears to be working okay but Chrome doesn't seem to play it well for some folks. I'd do Firefox if I were you.

EDIT 3: Featured on Equestria Daily! [link]

EDIT 4: Octavia had double eyelashes in panel 2. Fixed that.
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:iconthestorm117:
Wubs. :iconmegustaplz: Now for critique... Visionfor this is clear, Octavia trying to practice the cello whilst Vinyl rocks out in the background. This is something that I can relate to :P Originality is good, picking up on the Vinyl and Octavia pairings and the contrasting views the two seem to share: One is quiet and calm, the other is loud and energetic. The technique used here is great, the vectors used are good, and so is the animation. But, if there is one thing I shall note, it's that in the final panels, the edges around the ponies get more and more pixelated in comparison to the rest of the comic. Impact overall: A very funny comic with good vectors, good animation, plus an MP3 in a hoof band. That was adorable :iconmanfaceplz: Overall, great piece :iconvinylscratchlaplz:
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:icondragonjek:
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The she 'dropped' the bass on Vinyl's head.  She had to go find one, but she did it eventually.
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:iconsyddygurl:
SyddyGurl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I *WUB* THIS!
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:icond0vew1ng-1s-my5t1cal:
D0vew1ng-1s-MY5T1CAL Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol
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:iconpenguinator24:
Penguinator24 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done!
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:iconoperativenumbuh227:
OperativeNumbuh227 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha! Vinyl wasn't paying attention!
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:iconprjc1116:
PRJC1116 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Living with Vinyl seems to be fun.
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:iconpsychopathneb:
psychopathneb Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Student Artist
rely dubstep erly in the morning droping anything that has to do with bass
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:iconcosmicbrony199:
Cosmicbrony199 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Drop the _______
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:iconantivenom907:
antivenom907 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just pointing out that vinyl has pink eyes
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, that's funny cuz people used to say they were magenta.  Either way I don't care what you people think, it's my art, I'll do what I want with it.
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:iconantivenom907:
antivenom907 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just saying
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I can draw her eyes read if I want.
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:iconantivenom907:
antivenom907 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still just sying
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well don't, it's rude to pester someone over such a stupid little detail.
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:iconhypadude21:
HYPADUDE21 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
That actually is a bass...
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well she may be standing to play it, but if you look at how small other things are in the show (compare an apple to one of the ponies for instance) you'll see how small they actually are and that Octi probably could stand up to play a cello whereas humans are taller and need to sit down to play it.
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:iconhypadude21:
HYPADUDE21 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
If it were a cello, the head of the instrument would be about chest-high.
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:iconredboy262:
RedBoy262 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the tuning pegs are the cellos. believe me, i play the base (And the trombone :P) oh, and the bridge is to small for a base, it is a cello. but still an awesome picture.
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:icontheshyfawn:
TheShyFawn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this! Awesomeness! :D
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:iconhungryscorpion:
HungryScorpion Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I was waiting for Octavia to smash Vinyl over the head with her cello =D
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:iconhereticalrosepetal:
HereticalRosePetal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Nah, cellos are to expensive.
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:iconhungryscorpion:
HungryScorpion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
True =D
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:iconhuskylover133:
Huskylover133 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I honestly would hit her for that XD
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I was gonna say that you stole the "drop the bass" idea from the "Foal Musicians" video on YouTube, but then I realised that you uploaded this deviation before that video made.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never even seen the Foal Musicians video I think.... :confused:
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look it up on YouTube. It's well worth it. :)
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shoot, I forgot the title! :icondragonmanplz: Yeah, I've seen that, I'm watching GalaxyArt on YouTube. But the "drop the bass" saying came well before that video, heck it didn't actually start in the brony community, it's a term the dubstep music community developed.
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that the saying is as old as dubstep music itself, but I've never seen it applied to a double bass before. ;)
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure someone has...
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:iconjoeytheeverfree:
JoeytheEverfree Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ROFL
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:iconstreetsweep21:
streetsweep21 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
lol she didn't hear what octavia said
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:iconstreetsweep21:
streetsweep21 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
oh i'm saying!
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The wubs make it difficult to hear. XD
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:iconstreetsweep21:
streetsweep21 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
big time.
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:iconequestriasbestflyer:
EquestriasBestFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An animated comic? Thats pretty awesome man
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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:icondatplotplz:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no plot here good sir. That would be in the fanfictions section. ;P
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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
shes shaking her flank at us @_@
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Off topic but yeah, she's shakin dat booteh! :3
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:iconw0nderbolts:
W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
wub wub wub
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:iconsashauna11:
sashauna11 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
LOLZ
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:iconkirbuu:
kirbuu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Like I'm wearing nothing at all. Nothing at all. Nothing at all.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But she is wearing nothing at all! :3
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:iconphilosaraptor547:
PHILOSARAPTOR547 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL these two are always the best roommates/friends/lovers (i could just imagine what it like to spend a day with these two) XD. Great job on this ^_^
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:iconbiddybo:
biddybo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
its not animating for me D:
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What browser are you using?
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