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I've made this F.A.Q. because I get asked the same questions over and over. It may be updated as needed. Please don't think of me as rude if I just refer you to this instead of answering you directly.

Q1: Do you take requests / commissions / art-trades?
:bulletred: At this moment, no.

Q2: When will you start accepting them?
:bulletred: Maybe someday. Maybe never. If I decide to do so, I'll make an announcement and / or update this FAQ accordingly. Until then, please don't bother asking me.

Q3: Where can I download the program?
:bulletblue: The program can be found at this ponychan thread. It's updated pretty often, so check back every once in a while for the newest version.

Q4: Where can I find your ponies for the program?
:bulletblue: Most of my ponies are either already included with the current versions of the program if they are canon (meaning they appeared in the show) or in this folder if they are not.
:bulletyellow: Note: If one of my sprites isn't available as a desktop pony, it's either because I didn't finish the entire spriteset yet (in this case, I might or might not get to it at a later date or someone else might make the missing sprites - making Desktop Ponies can often turn into a collaborative effort) or I simply never intended to turn it into a full desktop pony for whatever reason.
You can also visit the Desktop Ponies group on :dalogo: for more info (and even more ponies): :icondesktop-pony-team:

Q5: May I use your sprites?
:bulletblue: If you want to use my desktop pony sprites as an avatar or in your game projects, I'm generally okay with this as long as you give credit (and preferably link back). Just don't claim them as your own or make money of them (and yes, DA points count as money).
:bulletred: However, this does not include simply uploading them to your gallery or making bases of my original animations.
:bulletyellow: Also, keep in mind that I didn't create my sprites with deviantArt-avatars in mind, so most of them would need some cropping/resizing to use them as such. Please don't ask me to do this for you.

Q6: Can you post (insert pony sprite) facing left?
:bulletred: No.
Usually, I don't bother posting sprites for both directions, simply because for the most part they are the same sprites, just mirrored (with maybe some subtle changes).
If you really want to look at my sprites facing left, most of my full Desktop Ponies have them facing both directions (see Q4).

Q7: How do you make those sprites?
:bulletyellow: Personally, I draw all my sprites in Paint Shop Pro 5 and animate the gifs with either MS Gif Animator (which is simple but easy to use and can be downloaded for free here) or with Animation Shop (which came with PSP).
PSP is not free, but pretty much any picture editing program will do, preferably one that supports layers. If you're looking for a free one, try using Gimp.
I've also made a simple tutorial for a basic trotting animation which you can find here.

Q8: Can you teach me how to sprite / use certain programs?
:bulletred: No, sorry. Please just search the web or deviantArt for tutorials if you need them.

Q9: Your sprites are contradicting my headcanon! :stupidme:
:bulletblack: Now technically, that's not a question, but I'll answer it anyway.
Not to sound rude, but I don't really care. If you want to tell others about your ideas on what various characters should be like, how they should behave or what they should be named (I still get complaints about how the canonically named Bulk Biceps should be called Snowflake or whatever other names some people prefer), go to your own deviantArt page and write a fanfic or rant about it in your journal or whatever. My comment sections are not the place for that kind of stuff.

Thank you for reading. :thanks:


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Botchan-MLP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a reply to :iconsnakeman1992:

Oh, I know that you are proud of it. How could you not be? You're waving it around like a flag.
"Hey guys, I'm allowed to be annoying! I'm allowed to act like a five year old! I'm allowed to whine and nag and be a constant pain in the ass to everyone I talk to because I have autism! Go me!"
For the record: I don't have anything against autistic people. I have something against people who use autism to justify their behavior.
And the term I've used is "fishing for sympathy", which you have been trying to do ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Even now. Or are you honestly trying to compare yourself with Einstein and Da Vinci?

And since you have blocked me, apparently because my replies have not been to your liking, I've now returned the favor. Have fun crying about this on your blog.
snakeman1992 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I've accepted my fate on the block issue, but I have one last thing to say. I find it deeply offensive that you took my mention of autism as "fishing for pity." How is autism something to be pitied? Einstein, Spielberg, Washington, Da Vinci, and countless other great people through history all had autism; if autism is something to pity and/or to be ashamed of, then explain them. I don't want pity for my autism, I'm PROUD to have autism! 
Sorry, I just needed to get that off my chest. This is an issue I'm very passionate about, so I always tell people this when they make comments about autism being a bad thing; it's not about you. I'll shut up about it now. 
HuskyRBTorchick Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Do you do commissions? If so how much?
snakeman1992 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I am honestly crying now. That one mistake I made without even realizing I was doing anything wrong could get me banned from one of my absolute favorite groups on DA, one of only 2 groups that I love so much that I have them bookmarked, is tearing me apart. The thing that hurts the most is that I wasn't even given a warning, a "drop the subject or you'll be blocked" before being blocked. All anyone had to do was ask me politely to change the subject and I would have done so. ;~;
Botchan-MLP Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forgive me for being so blunt about this, but "dropping a subject" doesn't seem to be your strong point. All I can say is that all this public sulking, making a scene and complaining about Anonycat is not going to make things better. This is a kind of behavior I could understand coming from a five year old, but not from someone who claims to be 21.
snakeman1992 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2014
I have Autism; mentally I'm ahead of the curve, but my emotional maturity has always been far below the standard for my ago. As for the question of dropping the subject, look back at the conversation itself. I hadn't realized this when I posted this comment, but I actually had dropped the subject when you had politely asked me to stop. Just look, through most of the conversation, you seemed fine with answering my questions. After you politely asked me to stop and give the editor a chance, I dropped the subject. 
DiscordedRayquaza Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all your sprites!
Botchan-MLP Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =D
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