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Things have been pretty quiet on my end recently with regard to life...so have a Smarty Finale comic update :D

Finaleupdate2 by BerryPAWNCH

She's baaaaaack. :)

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BerryPAWNCH
Immortal Puncher of Berries
United States
My name is BerryPAWNCH, and I am a digital artist specializing in parodies and occasional diabeetus. I have committed myself to drawing works of art that satirize, cross over, or otherwise rip existing or original characters a new one.

Most of all, I take an extremely high amount of pride in maintaining an extremely low amount of artistic and intellectual quality. In fact, you will be very happy to know that I have absolutely NO plans to produce any works bearing any social or intellectual merit at any point in the future. THIS IS MY PLEDGE TO YOU!

Thank you for checking out the roadblock to social progress, intelligence, and reform that is my DeviantArt gallery!

Sincerely,

-That Guy
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Things have been pretty quiet on my end recently with regard to life...so have a Smarty Finale comic update :D

Finaleupdate2 by BerryPAWNCH

She's baaaaaack. :)
Here we are, six panels into the Smarty Pants finale.  It's been a wild ride so far, looking forward to seeing this finally done.

Finalepreview1 by BerryPAWNCH

*Insert motivational theme for Twilight here. I'm thinking Stan Bush's "You've Got the Touch" would do nicely.*

Keep an eye on this journal and Part II for more progress updates.  :)
Growing Pains II: Family Ties by BerryPAWNCH
Growing Pains II: Family Ties
PART ONE:Growing Pains by BerryPAWNCH

I keep in constant touch with a lot of old high school buddies who, by what seems to be society's standards, have "made it."  Through an ongoing process of hard work, personal development, and self-actualization, they have shaped themselves into successful professionals with incredibly prosperous, challenging careers.  They own big homes, drive high-end luxury and sports cars, network constantly with industry big-wigs, and travel around the world.  It seemed to me that they had everything they ever dreamed of, and perhaps more than they ever wanted.

And yet they all have one thing in common: When I asked them whether they would trade anything in the world for the incredible lifestyles and careers they have, they all give me the same answer.

"Eight hours of quality sleep a night, and spending more time with my family."

It really forced me into a paradigm shift; here were all these people I looked to for inspiration and success, and yet they didn't hesitate in a second to trade it in for something so humble.  Something I often get to enjoy but have started to think that all this time I've been taking it for granted.  Moreover, it got me to revisit a question I have been thinking about for a while, and ponder more and more each day:

What does it really mean to be successful?

I used to think being successful meant having a big house, a ten car garage, and all the money in the world, back when I was more naive and unfamiliar with the effort necessary to acquire all those things.  I have since learned that success means very different things to different people.  If you're a caveman, success means bringing down a mammoth to feed and clothe and provide housing for your tribe.  If you're a farmer, success means a bountiful and ripe harvest.  If you're an executive, success is closing a massive deal or making a brilliant decision that provides growth and profits for your business.

And if you're a family man, success is spending time with your children and preparing them to be successful in life, and watching as they grow up, move on to their independent lives, and take on the world.

I haven't had kids yet, so my opinion on this is lacking in practical experience.  However, if there's one thing I'm pretty certain of, I think a big part of what drives people to have children is the desire to reconnect with their past selves.  An inner desire to return to the more innocent days of childhood, and bringing someone new into the world to share the good old days with.  It's an experience that becomes all the more special when that person happens to be your own flesh and blood, and you have the opportunity to mentor your child to become successful in life and enjoy all the opportunities you feel you may have missed out on.

It is because I feel that a parents' child is their own literal flesh and blood, that it is all the more necessary to make the limited time they enjoy together meaningful and special.  From my own experience, 18 years may seem long, but they are gone before you realize it.  The amount of bonding and quality time a parent and child experience together is crucial to how a child will succeed in life, as the behaviors and environment we grow up with in the formative years we spend with our parents will shape every aspect of who we turn out to be, whether consciously or subconsciously.

Spending time together in an increasingly electronic age is becoming difficult when most of us are now tethered to a smart phone, hunched before a computer, or on the run.  The busy and hectic pace of modern life seems to be rooted in an increasing human dependence on technology, which has proven itself a blessing and a curse.  Modern parents seem exasperated and overworked as they deal with the increasing demands of making ends meet and struggling to keep up with juggling family and work.  Often times they will resort to buying kids video games to keep them occupied and buying them fast food since it's the only thing they can have ready on such short notice.  It is a sad reality in this fast paced "modern" society that many parents are often too busy to be there for their kids.

The results of this modern lifestyle are catastrophic, taking its toll on parents and especially kids.  This may be a stretch, but sometimes I suspect a lot of busy parents might buy their kids video games just to keep them occupied and out of the way.  They buy their kids fast food full of processed ingredients and addictive sugars as an alternate means of showing affection for them, in place of the healthy home cooking they would otherwise do if they only had the time.  I'm getting the feeling that this is some part of what has driven society to become increasingly dependent on technology for amusement and distraction, increasingly distant from others as a result of so much electronic communication taking the place of face time, and increasingly disconnected from family life.  Never before has society been so united, and yet so isolated as a result.

And for the first time in generations, or perhaps even history, the youth of today's generation are expected to live shorter lives than their parents.  That fact alone is an alarming wakeup call that something has to be done.

I'm not suggesting that anyone quit their job to go to Disneyland 24/7 with their children; I'd just like to revisit the meaning of success.  It would certainly be awesome to have a lot of nice things, but those fancy cars and big houses aren't things you'll be wishing you had when you are on your deathbed with loved ones (if you are lucky enough these days to be able to enjoy old age).  In any case, those things are merely the by-products of success...NOT the end result.

Success is about setting and achieving goals.  It means pushing one's boundaries to become the best version of oneself, taking baby steps day by difficult day.  Most of all, it means leaving an impact by being remembered as a positive influence on others, and I believe there is no one that anyone will impact more significantly than their own children.  The quality time, bonding, and support that parents offer their children will impact every bit of success they enjoy in the world, and every bit of success adults enjoy as parents.

And so, to the parents of these crazy modern times: It's okay, and even admirable, to work hard.  It's fine to feel overwhelmed sometimes when life gets hectic, as it often does today.  But when you have a child, those eighteen years come and go, and before you know it the children you welcomed into the world that day at the hospital are suddenly out of the house and facing the world, whether they are prepared for it or not.  So take every precious opportunity you have to enjoy the short time you have together, be a valued mentor, create a positive impact, and spend some quality playtime bonding.

The world is your oyster, so take your children's hands in your own and enjoy whatever success means to you together.

FINALE PREVIEW 1:
Finalepreview1 by BerryPAWNCH

FINALE PREVIEW 2:
Finaleupdate2 by BerryPAWNCH
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Things Commissioners Shouldnt Do by purplekecleonhttp://purplekecleon.tumblr.com/pos.....256675/hottips
this fellow posted something all commissioners should keep in mind.
"Things Commissioners Shouldn't Do
So I'm really, really tired of dealing with most commissioners. There are plenty of awesome and nice ones out there, of course! But there are a good lot of people who never really learned tact or any sort of social skills and then somehow got a hold of money and a head full of ideas.
Let's start with…
Please don't ever:
1) Beat around the bush - be frank in your desire, don't be a snake.
not many things are more annoying than PMing me or having some small talk with me for 5-10 minutes and then abruptly pretending you just remembered that you wanted to commission me, or wanting to check on if I'm gonna do your picture or not. Just don't do this. Be direct. You don't have to be weird to be direct. It's really easy to go, "so, I was wondering, do you think you'd have time for a commission?" or "hey could you tell me how far you

I'd like to repost this public service announcement due to recent events regarding commissions...in particular, a VERY negative experience with a recent one that really gave me a downer after a hard work week.

When I work as hectic a day job as I do, while trying to fit in time to hit the gym and look after my health and looking forward to coming home to draw, it really kills my motivation when a commissioner pesters me EVERY HOUR, leaving ten notes in my inbox throughout the day asking the same damn question regarding the details of their request. I get what they're doing, being all up in my ear until I respond, but really...ten notes sent to me every hour on the hour?  Is there any justification for this kind of pestering?  I know I'm a damn busy guy and can't always get around to checking this site, but I try to get to all comments and notes when I can.

But my understanding was that they didn't know my work and life situation, so I gave them a reminder that I work a very busy day job but always get around to answering my messages.  There is only a need to ask a question once, and I WILL get around to answering it, like I do with all comments I get on my work (at least the ones that have value).  I didn't state that asking the same question every hour until I respond gets annoying fast, because...well...that's pretty much common fucking sense to anyone who has more than one working brain cell.

And THEN.  OH BOY.  The day after I let the commissioner know I'm busy at work during the day, the same damn moron asks me THREE TIMES IN ONE DAY, "Is my picture finally done yet?"

...

I shit you not.  Their exact words, "Finally done yet?"  All while I am busy at work, put an ass-ton of effort into the pictures and comics I am fortunate enough to find the spare time to draw, and most importantly, have asked them once to be considerate of my hectic schedule already.

Why I should have to ask someone to be CONSIDERATE and show some COMMON FREAKING DECENCY in this day and age...I really have NO FUCKING IDEA.

...Anyway, with that goddamn bullshit out of the way, here's another update to that Smarty Pants thing I put on hold to deal with that crap.  I can finally get back to working on this monster of a comic and getting it out of the way.  Here's a couple more panels for it:

Familytiespreview4 by BerryPAWNCH

Coming along...okay, I guess.  It's progress, at least.  The best I can do with life being the way it is, anyway.  
Man, thinking about recent events, much less writing about them...if I didn't quit drinking for good, I could probably use a shot or two.

Or three.  Or four or five.

Thanks to everyone for being patient with all of this without pestering me about it.

Which is more than I can say for SOME people.
Bunnies of a Feather Scarf Together by BerryPAWNCH
Bunnies of a Feather Scarf Together
A commission by :iconkas992: requesting her cute lil' original character Bunny Bounce together with Fluttershy!  Just two ponies sharing their mutual love of little fuzzy big-eared animals...and also a scarf.  :D

Reference used:
[Comm] Bunny Bounce Reference sheet by Emberfall0507
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Heh, Pacific Rim: The Series. Neat.
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I'm in love with your drawings!!
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BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Thanks a lot Tifa!  I'm glad you like my crazy little gallery.  :D
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Jarkes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
I don't know why it took me so long to start watching you here. I LOVE your artwork.
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BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Thanks a bunch for the follow Jarkes, glad you like my wacky little corner of the Internets :D
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Hello fellow devian ! :D
Nice Art !
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BerryPAWNCH Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Thanks Ayo, you've got some pretty adorable stuff yourself.  :)
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It was a great BronyCon, and I'm glad I got to meet you in person. :)
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It sure was an awesome con!  Great seeing you there :)
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hey dude, I have a few important questions to ask on Skype when you're ready
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