Oh, yay, it's finally here on deviantART! I love this picture, and remember seeing it on Pixiv before as well (I made an account there a couple of months ago, but have been very busy and haven't logged on recently I'm afraid). The style is wonderful, and it's a pleasure to have so many of you artists from Japan here as well now. Douzo yoroshiku!
Welcome! I'm glad to see there's interest over there too. I once read a blog post about someone showing how japanese viewers reacted to the first two episodes. A lot of "FLUTTERSHY MOE!" comments in there, but it was overall positive.
I'm glad you guys chose to show off Applejack first! She's such an awesome character. What is the general favorite pony over there? It seems in the western part of the world, Twilight and Rainbow seem to dominate.
Interesting! Do you guys orefer any "shipping"? (I mean: do you like seeing two ponies together, romantically? Lyra and BonBon are popular here, and among the mane 6, there's all sorts of different ones. I like Applejack + Rainbow Dash, myself )
"A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of 'shipping' as short for 'relationSHIP'.) " Lyra: [link] Bon Bon: [link] If you need any questions answered on such stuff, I'm more than willing to help
Hah. Well, Derpy is the perfect example of this. She's a fan favorite, and it was only by chance! Same with Octavia ( [link] ) and Vinyl Scratch (also known as DJ PON-3 [link] ). Almost all the ponies, even the minor ones, have been given names, either by the Studio, or by the fans themselves