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[Zootopia] Judy's 1st Work Anniversary Celebration :iconmjponso:mjponso 3 5
[Zootopia] Nick and Judy's Lunch Date
As with my last Zootopia chat-style submission, I have to post the actual content in the description (so I can use the chat icons) while the description will go here in the text box.
I got the idea for this last week and jotted it down.  It was inspired by a joke I heard from Rodney Dangerfield years ago, and I just built upon it to give it a setting and a suitable ending.
I used images of Bellwether in place of the generic waitress, primarily because using "waitress" text would look inconsistent with Nick and Judy's dialogue.  Although I hadn't planned this out, I now think that, considering Bellwether's speech and mannerisms, she could have been a waitress in another life.
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Misty Morning Sunrise by mjponso Misty Morning Sunrise :iconmjponso:mjponso 2 5 How Those Old Oil Wells Smell in the Wind by mjponso How Those Old Oil Wells Smell in the Wind :iconmjponso:mjponso 3 5 Go On Your Ferry Way by mjponso Go On Your Ferry Way :iconmjponso:mjponso 1 5 Keep the Focus: Deviant ID 2017 by mjponso Keep the Focus: Deviant ID 2017 :iconmjponso:mjponso 7 4
[Sonic] The Last Frontier: Ch. 10
Sandy's outburst was more than enough to get the two dozen innocent bystanders in the foyer stopped in their tracks and looking right at us.  I could feel the weight of their judgmental glances.  The cops finished putting the cuffs on my wrists, and we were unceremoniously paraded out the door, down the front steps, and up the street.  The entire time, Sandy continued to struggle against her handcuffs.
"Please, ya gotta let us go.  Nobody got hurt.  It's all a big misunderstandin'!  Tell 'em, Sonic!"
Although she was right, I knew it'd be foolish to say something out loud that might be used against us at some later point.  I responded "Just keep quiet for now.  We'll get this sorted out," in a way that I hoped didn't sound critical.
I wasn't sure what to make of her expression, but thankfully, she heeded my warning, as we walked a total of four blocks from the capitol to a two-story red-brick building.  I had guessed it was a police station
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[Zootopia] Nick and Judy's First Stakeout
The following was originally published as a journal entry on December 11, 2016, due to DeviantART's restrictions of using chat icons in text-based gallery submissions.  In the interest of preserving the upload so it isn't overwritten by the next journal entry, I am transferring it to the gallery, by posting the entire script in the comments field, and posting the Author's Comments here in this text box.  Everything below this line is taken from the original Author's Comments.
I first got the idea for writing this more than a week ago, or at least, the core premise of Nick and Judy being on a stakeout for the first time.  It was only when I decided to write it down that I fleshed out a bit of its details, particularly in the beginning to establish context.  I tried staying as close to their personalities as I believe they would be.
I am so thankful for DA's "Community Emoticons" feature, and the fact that there are so many chat icons of Nick and Judy to choose
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The True Meaning of Christmas by mjponso The True Meaning of Christmas :iconmjponso:mjponso 1 2 'Mobian Chaos' Comic Cover by mjponso 'Mobian Chaos' Comic Cover :iconmjponso:mjponso 6 3
[Sonic] The Last Frontier: Ch. 9
Sandy and I left Mr. Johnson’s office, keeping quiet until we were completely outside the building.
“That was unexpected,” I said.  “I didn’t really think we’d find out that much information from someone in the company.  Do you think he was being truthful?”
Sandy was still lost in thought.  “I honestly don’t know, Sonic, but it has got me thinkin’: maybe I was wrong to assume this was all the doing of the railroad folks.  I’m sure that’s part of it, but if the railroad’s buyin’ land from the gov’mint, then we’ve definitely gotta look into that next.”
Our next destination was the capitol building where the territory government was bound to conduct all its business.  Going there probably would’ve taken less time if we had spotted it on our previous outing, but since we didn’t have that foresight soon enough, we resorted to asking people on the
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[Sonic] The Last Frontier: Ch. 8
During the course of the night, I found myself dreaming of my old life back in Knothole, with my friends, and all the times we shared, whether teaming up against Robotnik or just hanging out.  With every passing day in this new timeline, those memories began to slip away little by little, like I was watching all of it unfurl on a TV screen.  It gave me a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach to think I would likely never see their faces again.  Here I was, stuck centuries in the past in a different part of the world, and the closest thing I had to a friend was the lonely gray squirrel that was curled up on the other side of the bed.  I could only imagine how she was feeling about all this, minding her own business in her quaint little frontier town until the notice came that threatened to erase her town from existence.  Somehow our quest for answers had taken these two strangers hundreds of miles away from that place, in an upscale city hotel, sleepin
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That Which We Call Human Intelligence by mjponso That Which We Call Human Intelligence :iconmjponso:mjponso 7 3
[Sonic] The Last Frontier: Ch. 7
Sonic...Sonic...wake up...
I heard what sounded like Sally Acorn's voice speaking to me.  But that couldn't be right, could it?  Wasn't I still...
"Sonic...GIT UP!"
I jolted awake, still lying there on the floor.  Sandy had been standing over me with her hands on her hips, before walking over to the window to throw open the curtains and flood my face with bright morning light.  I shielded my eyes and sat up, yawning.  I wasn't feeling nearly as rested as the previous morning; whether that was from being worn out by all the running yesterday, or if I had simply slept fewer hours, I wasn't sure.
"I'm sorry about that, Sandy.  Did I oversleep?" I mumbled.
She shook her head.  "No, but we ain't gonna git to the capital any time soon if we sleep the whole day away."
I gave her my pillow and bed sheet, and she made the bed neatly.  After gathering our belongings, we headed downstairs to leave, passing by the dining room where we saw the old squi
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[Sonic] The Last Frontier: Ch. 6
We left the ghost town of White Rock in our dust as we now, for the first time, had something concrete to guide our journey in the form of iron and wooden railroad tracks.  It had been a long day of discovery, much longer than the time we had spent traveling yesterday, and it was wearing us all down.  Sandy's eyelids looked like they were hanging a bit heavier, and Petunia was noticeably breathing hard with every stride forward.  My feet could've done with a rest as well, but I didn't want to say anything about it.
"I don't wanna keep this up fer too much longer, Sonic," Sandy said what we were both thinking.  "I'm gettin' tired."
I suggested "Let's try going all the way to the next town before calling it quits for the day.  Unless the next town is too far ahead.  What does the map say?"
She pulled it out, trying to hold it steady in a breeze that spontaneously kicked up.  "Well, the map don't show any railroad tracks, so I ain't too sure where they'r
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Coming on the Clouds of Heaven by mjponso Coming on the Clouds of Heaven :iconmjponso:mjponso 2 2


I'd read Inferno years ago in college, and I do remember the virtuous pagans being the denizens of the First Circle of Hell. :nod: I never ...

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I have my favorites categorized. In one category, I put all the pictures from other artists that I've helped work on (usually by coloring). In another, I put pictures from artists that were created for me.

EDIT -- I should probably rephrase that last comment. Since writing this description, I've become a bit less...uptight about how I define a favorite. I'll add a picture to my favorites if it's something I believe is worth seeing again.



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For the first time since I can remember, someone actually tagged me in a journal meme.  I'll pay it forward.

Tagged by EmilyBandicoot1234



The O.C. I choose for this won't be STP the Hedgehog.  I'll go with one that I tend to overlook even more than the others: Tiberius "Ty" the Fox.
I haven't really done much with him since creating him back in 2010, so I'll try to refresh his characteristics.

QUESTIONS (These are the same questions asked on the other journal.  I don't see any instructions indicating I have to write/answer different ones, so I'll answer these.)
1. When were you born?
I was born in 1945, in one of the hottest Augusts on record.
2. What's your favorite color?
Green, particularly a dark green.  It's why I put a cabin out in the middle of this pine forest at the base of the mountains.
3. What's your favorite food?
Venison steak.  It just tastes that much more satisfying when you have to work for it, bow-hunting and field-dressing the deer first.  (I only hunt for meat, not for sport.)
4. Do you have a gf/bf?
I was married once, back in my late 20's and early 30's.  Ten years in, I found out my wife had been cheating on me for three years, and we parted ways.  It left a bad taste in my mouth, and I never re-married.
5. What's your favorite thing to do?
Spending a lot of time out here alone can get boring if you don't have things to keep your mind occupied.  I've acquired so many books over the years that there's always something to read.
6. How fast can you run?
I try to stay limber, but these old bones can't move like they used to.  I have to be steady with my bow and arrow because I certainly can't chase down a runaway animal anymore.
Hmph...wait until you're 71 years old and see how fast you can move.
8. How smart are you?
Thanks to all the reading I've done over my lifetime, I like to consider myself a learned man.  But I don't bring it up in conversation unless someone asks.
9: Do you have bro/sis?
I do, as a matter of fact.  One brother three years younger than me, and a sister five years younger.  They live elsewhere, and I haven't reached out to them in well over a year.  Last I heard, they're doing fine.
10. LAST QUESTION: What's your belonging that you never wanna lose?
A photo album containing black-and-whites of my parents shortly before they died.  It's the only thing of theirs that I've got left.

I can't tag 6 people, because I don't even know that many people (at a level more than acquaintance, at least) on this website.  I'll tag:
RobotPuppetmaster (I do want to see her responses, though I know it's unlikely I'll see them posted here)


Mason P.
United States
Though I might be a mechanical engineer by profession, creative work has long been a hobby of mine. I'm not one to let a good idea go to waste, no matter what it is or where it might come from, which is why my creative work spans everything from writing to hand drawing to digital art and 3D modeling.

PLZ accounts I've created:
:iconaphextwinplz: :iconricharddjamesplz: :iconicarebecauseyoudoplz: :iconiwant2eatyoursoulplz:
:iconmrbumpyplz: :iconsquishingtonplz: :iconmollycoddleplz:
:icongarfieldlol4plz::icongarfieldlol5plz::icongarfieldlol6plz: (Does anyone know how to remove the space in between these lines?)

Current Residence: La Porte, TX
deviantWEAR sizing preference: 3XL/4XL
Favourite genre of music: classic rock, Christian rock
Favourite style of art: Pixel art
Operating System: Windows 10, though Win XP will always have a special place in my heart
MP3 player of choice: Either iPod or Winamp, depending on how you define "MP3 player"
Wallpaper of choice: I change them out once a month
Favourite cartoon character: Sonic characters
Personal Quote: "What is popular is not always right; what is right is not always popular."


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Tyranno63 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Hey mjponso if it's not too much can I ask you a serious question about Sonamy?
mjponso Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
I don't profess to be an expert on the pairing, by any means, but I can give you my personal thoughts.
What's your question?
Tyranno63 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
I've been having a lot of trouble lately and felt like talking to a fellow fan. I do love the couple and understand that not everyone has to like it and I know it's not perfect, but do you ever feel like when it comes to the haters of the pairing or even Amy herself that maybe they are a too harsh on it?

mjponso Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
From what I've seen, those who do not like Amy or the Sonamy pairing, seem to feel as strongly about it, as the supporters do.  I speculate that it's because of two reasons, and they're both the result of poor handling by SEGA writers.  Unlike most pairings, which (at best) get hints dropped in the games/comics/etc, Amy's feelings for Sonic are canon, and very visible.  Those affections have led to her being Flanderized (i.e. that's the only prominent quality of Amy), even in official media.  And the way Sonic, in official media, appears lukewarm about Amy's advances at best, causes some to reject the pairing outright.

Within this fandom, Sonamy remains my OTP.  Yes, I similarly recognize that it's not a pairing for everyone, nor is it flawless.  I support Sonamy because I like Amy and my hope is that some day, she will succeed in what she's been chasing after for all these years.  (It would be an awful disappointment for Amy to see all of her efforts be in vain.)  However, I don't see it realistically happening until both Sonic and Amy mature significantly (at least 10 years).
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Tyranno63 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
You wanna see something cute
mjponso Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
I have seen that before.  It has been in my Favorites for a while now, actually.  But thank you. :nod:
Tyranno63 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
Oh sorry and your welcome 
SwordRedheart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama.
mjponso Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
No problem. :handshake:
Hellrazer544 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome
CosmicReader Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
How do u mention people?
mjponso Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
You have two ways (that I know of) to make an official Mention of someone:
1. Put "devusername" (without quotes) between colons to make a text link to a person's name.  For instance, : devcosmicreader : (without spaces) would become CosmicReader.
2. If you want to show the icon instead, use "icon" instead of "dev" to produce :iconcosmicreader:
CosmicReader Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Thx so much!
DemarticusStone Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama!
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