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We all know what this message will probably entail, and let me be the first to say,

I'm sorry.

If you're wondering how my comic is going I'm sad to say that it really, actually isn't. I sketched out the first four or five pages and if you guys want to see those I'll definitely put those up, but currently I'm not working on the comic and I'm sadly not planning to go back to it anytime soon.

I KNOW! Don't say it!
It sucks, and I'm a pile of garbage bags. I'm just another number in the long line of fools that tried to make this grand epic into a comic. Another statistic, another broken promise, another disappointment in a long line of faithful fans taking on too much and still believing that tenacity can overcome reality and time.
Kkat just recently (as of September :/) left me a message too, saying she loves what I do and hopes to see more of my comics and it pains me to think about how I'm disappointing her and everyone else (though perhaps I'm stroking my ego a little too much when I'm talking about disappointing everyone, all of you are probably slightly bummed and nothing more.)

I made the decision to stop working on it a few weeks ago but didn't have the heart to come here and tell anyone because I'm something of a coward, and the longer I waited the harder it seemed to announce my decision, but I know I have to at least be respectful of all the love and encouragement you guys have given me, so the least I can do is tell you what's up.

I still feel somewhat unfocused as to the direction and purpose of my art, but I know I want to concentrate more on further developing my skills and creating my own stuff. I've been doing lots of sketching and a bit of painting but really not too much more than that. I've actually been playing a lot more video games in these past few weeks and in a mere 10 MORE DAYS!!!!! Fallout 4 will be out and I'm sure no human will see me at all for at least a week (or more?) I'm more psyched for the game than any game in a long, long time. So there's that inevitable hang up as well.

I don't know what else to say guys. I know you all have probably assumed that this is what happened after all this time anyway so you're all probably not that surprised, and I'm still getting new watchers every week so it sucks that they can't even pretend that I'm on a break and soon I'll be back with a new glut of pages, but the reality of my life is I don't have the time to concentrate on the comic AND do my own thing.
I've probably never said how old I actually am but being 32 (I'm sort of old, I know) means that life sometimes kicks your ass, and you have to actually worry about things like your credit score, and your 401k and insurance bills and a bunch more adult stuff that takes up time and energy. Perhaps other people my age can do all that AND create a whole pile of new content. However I'm, sadly, not one of those people. My work comes out slow and I'm often not as motivated as I think I should be and as a result of that I can only do one or the other.

So to all of you asking me what's up and what I'm doing, it's that. Not the best news, I know, but I'm still stubborn enough to tell you that I'm not giving up on it completely. Maybe it's just more lies I'm telling myself, but I feel like it isn't. Perhaps in a year or something I'll come back and feel compelled to start this again, and when I do it might be even better and easier than it was before. I'll still be around regardless though, so if you guys want to drop by and say hi I'm more than happy to talk back at ya. I might even start uploading my stuff on this page again, though the majority of my recent stuff is non-pony (and unfinished sketches) I still think you guys might like it (or you won't, I'm not your mama you can make your own decisions).

I also know there's only a small amount of regulars who read these journals I endlessly babble on, so to you guys here's a little extra love for your continued interest in some random jack-hole that liked to draw ponies bowing each other up in a post apocalyptic Equestria. :D

WHEW! I feel better now.

Still alive and only slightly disappointing!
-MajorBrons

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A sentient man-human with all the appropriate thoughts of an illustrator for a lean towards colorful equine.
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We all know what this message will probably entail, and let me be the first to say,

I'm sorry.

If you're wondering how my comic is going I'm sad to say that it really, actually isn't. I sketched out the first four or five pages and if you guys want to see those I'll definitely put those up, but currently I'm not working on the comic and I'm sadly not planning to go back to it anytime soon.

I KNOW! Don't say it!
It sucks, and I'm a pile of garbage bags. I'm just another number in the long line of fools that tried to make this grand epic into a comic. Another statistic, another broken promise, another disappointment in a long line of faithful fans taking on too much and still believing that tenacity can overcome reality and time.
Kkat just recently (as of September :/) left me a message too, saying she loves what I do and hopes to see more of my comics and it pains me to think about how I'm disappointing her and everyone else (though perhaps I'm stroking my ego a little too much when I'm talking about disappointing everyone, all of you are probably slightly bummed and nothing more.)

I made the decision to stop working on it a few weeks ago but didn't have the heart to come here and tell anyone because I'm something of a coward, and the longer I waited the harder it seemed to announce my decision, but I know I have to at least be respectful of all the love and encouragement you guys have given me, so the least I can do is tell you what's up.

I still feel somewhat unfocused as to the direction and purpose of my art, but I know I want to concentrate more on further developing my skills and creating my own stuff. I've been doing lots of sketching and a bit of painting but really not too much more than that. I've actually been playing a lot more video games in these past few weeks and in a mere 10 MORE DAYS!!!!! Fallout 4 will be out and I'm sure no human will see me at all for at least a week (or more?) I'm more psyched for the game than any game in a long, long time. So there's that inevitable hang up as well.

I don't know what else to say guys. I know you all have probably assumed that this is what happened after all this time anyway so you're all probably not that surprised, and I'm still getting new watchers every week so it sucks that they can't even pretend that I'm on a break and soon I'll be back with a new glut of pages, but the reality of my life is I don't have the time to concentrate on the comic AND do my own thing.
I've probably never said how old I actually am but being 32 (I'm sort of old, I know) means that life sometimes kicks your ass, and you have to actually worry about things like your credit score, and your 401k and insurance bills and a bunch more adult stuff that takes up time and energy. Perhaps other people my age can do all that AND create a whole pile of new content. However I'm, sadly, not one of those people. My work comes out slow and I'm often not as motivated as I think I should be and as a result of that I can only do one or the other.

So to all of you asking me what's up and what I'm doing, it's that. Not the best news, I know, but I'm still stubborn enough to tell you that I'm not giving up on it completely. Maybe it's just more lies I'm telling myself, but I feel like it isn't. Perhaps in a year or something I'll come back and feel compelled to start this again, and when I do it might be even better and easier than it was before. I'll still be around regardless though, so if you guys want to drop by and say hi I'm more than happy to talk back at ya. I might even start uploading my stuff on this page again, though the majority of my recent stuff is non-pony (and unfinished sketches) I still think you guys might like it (or you won't, I'm not your mama you can make your own decisions).

I also know there's only a small amount of regulars who read these journals I endlessly babble on, so to you guys here's a little extra love for your continued interest in some random jack-hole that liked to draw ponies bowing each other up in a post apocalyptic Equestria. :D

WHEW! I feel better now.

Still alive and only slightly disappointing!
-MajorBrons
What do you guys do when you stumble into this unfortunate but impossible to avoid circumstance? Take a break? Work on something else? Drink to excess?
I don't know. I haven't really had the motivation to draw in the past week, which makes me feel bad as I just got off a long break of drawing and now it seems I've stalled before I've even really begun.
I've started Chapter 3, a couple pages in, and I have the volumes of the chapter all blocked out, so I know where I'm going and I have it more or less mapped out but I can't seem to get the energy to start walking down that road. The only things I've really had the energy to do is watch my Netflix and anime, so basically, just sitting there and watching things.

oh well.

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-MB, Hypin' it up.
My new apartment. I'm in my new apartment, and it has been at least a week and some change since I've relocated. The whole thing took about 5 days and it suuuuuuuuucked.
Just. SUPER hard you guys.
I was sore, exhausted and I hadn't drawn for almost two weeks at that point. Which isn't really that long, but when I don't draw for awhile I start to feel a little guilty. Ya know, cuz that's just one of the things I do.
It was just a couple of days ago that I started drawing again, and it's with great joy and, honestly, a feeling of comfortable familiarity that I started to begin Chapter 3.

REJOICE! FOR IT WILL NOW ONLY BE A MERE SEVERAL WEEKS, PROBABLY, UNTIL CHAPTER 3 IS OUT!
And by Chapter 3, I mean, Chapter 3: Volume 1.
In the interest of all my fans(...) NOT dying of old age before they see another page, I am planning to draw the current chapter in 3 or 4 volumes, depending on the length of the Chapter and maybe some other factors I can't think of right now,
like laziness,
but this way I figure I can create some sort of consistent output that might help me with the overall speed at which I do things. That's a thing other people do, right?

I also figured I should start Chapter 3 on account that Bethesda has kind of, sort of, officially announced Fallout 4.
Fallout. 4.
Holy crap guys! That game is gonna be so god damn hype! I'm already on the hype train. All snuggled in the back, wrapped up in my hype blanket and drinking from my hype mug of pipping hot hype. What I'm saying is, that game is gonna be dope as hell.
It certainly helps that I currently live in Boston, so playing around in that game is gonna be extra real for me! *So Awesome!*

Hey guys. Do you think I'll see ME in that game? Like, I'll be a gnarly-ass skeleton, huddled in the corner like a gross bone pile? That would be a pretty dope DLC.

Buy The Gross Skeleton Guy DLC Now For $29.99 And We'll Add An Extra Skeleton In Some Corner With Your Name On It! Go Up To It And Try To Talk To It, It Won't Do Anything! It's A Donk-Ass Skeleton Ya Dummy! Skeletons Don't Talk! Buy Now!

Heh. Dope. I'd buy that. I'd buy the shit out of that. Because I'm bad with money, and I'll buy things because they're dumb.

Just so it seems like I have some sort of presence on my own sites I'm also thinking about streaming the process I go through to create the pages that a handful of you enjoy. Sometimes I'm good at it, sometimes I'm not.
If I do and you actually tune in don't be surprised if I stare at the page and draw almost nothing for 30 minutes or more, sometimes seeing the page is a little more difficult than others. Other times I'll draw for a couple of hours without stopping once. Lady Inspiration can be a cruel mistress. Though that's probably because I never really do any outlines or thumbnails, which for better trained and probably more accomplished artists and comic creators out there is absolutely abhorrent and dumb. I kind of just picture the flow of the page while I read what I'm drawing and it sort of self dictates how it looks from there.
Though I've also went back to pages after I've already moved on and changed a few things here and there, which usually make the page better for it so I'm never really too bummed when I end up redrawing the same things. It's all part of the process.

Here you go
Here I am! Major Brons
Thank you, ma'am!
This'll be a treat!
Major Brons, here i am!
While you read ...

(I tried)
Major Brons Out!
*flies off majestically*
*a single tear softly rolls down your cheek*
 
 
That's not a euphemism, I think I might be coming down with something.
Or am I?

Yeah. Probably.

I wonder if beer helps? Only one way to find out!

So. What have I been up to?
Well, serendipitously, as soon as I finished Chapter 2, I got a request from a dude I've worked with in the past asking for another piece. From a break in my hobby project straight to a commission.
Nice!
That took about three, three in a half weeks, and as soon as I delivered said commission on the date agreed upon did my apartment hunt begin not a day or so later.
That took a little over a week, but it felt like three.
Apartment hunting is horrible, HOORAY!
I did get the place I wanted so there's that. Though the only reason I did was because my fathers credit apparently is god tier...or just, like, really good.
MY credit, however,  is laughable. Which I found out to be factually true as my realtor proceeded to laugh at it when she saw it.
Hey Kids! Watch out for your CREDIT!
Pay your bills! Don't go to art college! Get a low ball credit card in your mid 20's and pay your monthly bills with accrued interest on time! Financial responsibility!
Boy am I fun!? This is fun, right? This is what all the kids are into these days?
Let's talk about our 401ks!

Oh wait, this is getting to be legitimately boring.

Right. What am I doing? When is Fallout coming back? Why do you think we're even asking these questions in the first place?
Okay. While I've already jauntily told all of you, my lovely readers, what I've been up to these past few to several weeks, I am probably going to continue to be busy at a pretty constant pace until I settle in to my new place next month. Until then it's just a'doodilin' and a'packin'. Fallout will come back probably a few to several weeks after THAT point. So, yeah, it's gonna be awhile, BUT I am still drawing other stuff and I even like some of it!
You can check my other stuff at those sites, apbergart.com and my tumbler account majorbrons.tumblr.com. (I just typed those out. I don't believe they're links, unless it's one of those rare instances where I'm wrong.) Pure. Unadulterated. Machismo.

Boom baby (see you somewhere else at some time)
-MB
I have finally reached the end of Chapter Two, and damn did it take longer than I expected. However, I have never been more appreciative and proud of all the work I've done and all the support I've had over this past year.
I've never been one to interact too much with the community and my presence is still that of a small unknown, but getting "famous" was never really the point when I started this (and I'm not saying I AM famous even now). I just wanted to draw a comic and work on my manga skills and have other people enjoy the work that I put into each page.
Of course I want recognition and I enjoy my ever growing support from all you wonderful people, because let's face it, when you draw a comic it's for the purpose of other people to read, but in the end what I like the most is my own personal growth, and I got to see it first hand when I put together my comic webpage a few weeks ago, seeing my first few pages (which instantly made me vomit) to my newest pages (which instantly gave me a boner).
There's always a little ego stroking when you sell yourself as an artist, as a commodity to produce a product, so I think it's good to keep challenging yourself and setting your expectations higher than that of your own fans.

Anyway, I'm ranting again and I have some other things I should be working on, so I'll get to the point.

When will Chapter Three start to come out?

and to that I say, I don't know. Sorry, I don't but I will definitely come back to it because I'm really quite interested in seeing how the world looks when I take it out of my head and put it onto paper, and I also really want to see how far I can take it. I started working on this project more than two years ago. Two Years. And in those two years I've drawn over a HUNDRED pages of a story that is longer than "War and Peace", so I can only imagine how many more pages I have in me. It's a personnel challenge and also one that I want to continue for all of you, my fans and friends that continue to enjoy what I do and send encouragement in the form of thanks, notes and opportunities. I have a lot more work in front of me, not just in Fallout: Equestria, but in all my other art aspirations that I want to do, and though I have so many hopes and ideas that it some times becomes almost too much, I know that it also keeps me striving to rise above what I can currently do.
All of you help drive me, you push me and lift me up when I'm feeling overwhelmed or out of my league and for that alone I'll forever be grateful, so I ask you guys to keep an eye out for me cause I have lots of ideas that in all honesty might take a while for me to get to (the expansion of my comic website, starting my own web comic, expanding my base and accessibility, livestreaming, maybe even attending some cons in the future because I've started to hear some people ask if I do that, and honestly it's never something that I thought I would do myself) but I promise to try and keep you all in the loop and though I won't start working on Chapter Three right away, that doesn't mean you won't see any pony art from me. You will. Ohhhh, you will.

Okay, now I really gotta go, I've had five cups of coffee and I can barely sit still for more than a minute so I'm gonna go outside and scream at some of the trees to tire myself out a little.

Much Love. Much Respect. Wow.
-MajorBrons

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passionphoenix123 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
havent seen much from you recently friend. hope you are all good and ok. :)
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Innak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Message from Kkat:

I miss your amazing Fallout: Equestria comics.  :love:  I do hope you decide to do more.
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MajorBrons Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I miss it too :(
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lnomsim Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Hey ! How are you ? It's been some time since the last news.
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Catsofdeath Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Your work is amazing, congratulations.
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MajorBrons Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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MmquestdaGamer1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
hey dude
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MajorBrons Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great show.
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MmquestdaGamer1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
with bacons
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i-cant-art Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I just found my new favorite thing ever. I never want it to end.
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