A Message From the Mod

Before anyone panics upon seeing the title let me say this first: This blog isn’t going anywhere, I’m not leaving the fandom, my mom’s cancer is long gone, and my husband and I are completely fine! (Still unemployed, but fine!)

The other day, I was thinking about this blog, and how it’s grown. Sometimes I forget the growth that’s happened here because of how short-sighted I can be. I tend to only think about the blog in terms of how and when I need to get the next update done, if the story is going to right way, or if my artistic talent is up to snuff for what I want to do sometimes. I don’t really think about the numbers, or how old the blog is, or the insane amount of changes that have happened since I first started doing this.

But something prompted me to think about it yesterday, and I realized that I don’t think I express enough gratitude to you all, the followers, and I need to fix that.

I don’t think I can ever really vocalize how I feel about how FQC has grown in the last two years it’s been around. It definitely flew right past my expectations! And it all happened thanks to the people who took a chance on this blog, started reading it, started reblogging the updates, and even started donating to it recently. You guys have done so much for me and the blog, and I will always be grateful for how you all have impacted my life and what I want to do. If it weren’t for this blog’s success, I wouldn’t have started thinking that maybe, just maybe, I can do this comic thing.

I’ve learned from FQC that it can be hard, and you won’t see immediate turn-over. But if you keep working on it, keep showing that you’re trying, and that you’re not afraid to experiment, people notice. Sometimes it takes longer then most other projects, but when you’re putting your heart into something, you’ll attract the people you need to keep you going.

I am so very thankful for everyone who follows, and for the friends I have been able to make. You all gave me back my confidence. I have never before seen how my stories can impact people on such a big scale. The amount of love I have received since starting this has been humbling and very encouraging, and it boggles my mind when I think of how I’ve gone from struggling to not give up because the last update barely got 10 notes to just trying to keep up with the updates because the story’s gotten so intense!

So, thank you for being there for me for so long. I want every single one of you to know how much I love you, and care about you. I promise I will always have an ear to hear, and a pair of arms to hug you. It’s the least I can do for people who have helped me find what I’ve been looking for.

Again, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I hope you all have a great day!!

- Ryu

PS, if you have anything to ever say to me about anything at all, the mod blog is right here

Get FQC To Bronycon: $512 / $500

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Days Left: 25
Why is $500 Needed?: To pay off bills AND pay for table at BronyCon. If $500 is not met, the money donated will be used for bills.

OHMYGOSH!!!! WE DID IT!!! WE’RE GOING TO BRONYCON!!!!
Thank you so much everyone!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I’ll have the print released by the end of the week!

If you want to keep donating, that is totally fine! I think I’ll keep the rewards up for now since I think people would like them. 

But really, thank you so much!! This is amazing!

These are the donation rewards right now:

  • Donate $50 or above, and you’ll receive a digital art pack of The Equestrian Royalty series BEFORE it premieres at BronyCon. (Will be sent out June-July)
  • Donate $100 or above, and you’ll have your choice of two prints either mailed to you, or given to you at BronyCon. (Will be sent out in August)

If you want to donate via the PayPal Donate button on the Filly Queen Chrysalis blog page here!
If you want to read the original donation drive post you can read it here.

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Here, have a panel preview to tide you guys over! I have half a mind to make Tarrlok transparent when I’m done with the coloring, and let you guys go to town with her. When she’s by herself, it kind of looks like she’s jumping out a window or something.

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Here, have a panel preview to tide you guys over! I have half a mind to make Tarrlok transparent when I’m done with the coloring, and let you guys go to town with her. When she’s by herself, it kind of looks like she’s jumping out a window or something.

FQC returns this month! Look for the new story update on 3/8!
Yup, that’s right, the hiatus is over! Like I promised, the blog was only gone for about a month or so. I have to admit, it was nice having such a long vacation, and being able to work on my personal stuff, but it’s time to get back on the horse, er, changeling, and work on finishing this story!
Please don’t forget that the blog is still being run by donations. The first story update (hopefully concluding the Flying Arc) is a freebie, but after that, it’s up to the donators! Go ahead and check out the guidelines for donating at the link up there.
See you all next week!

FQC returns this month! Look for the new story update on 3/8!

Yup, that’s right, the hiatus is over! Like I promised, the blog was only gone for about a month or so. I have to admit, it was nice having such a long vacation, and being able to work on my personal stuff, but it’s time to get back on the horse, er, changeling, and work on finishing this story!

Please don’t forget that the blog is still being run by donations. The first story update (hopefully concluding the Flying Arc) is a freebie, but after that, it’s up to the donators! Go ahead and check out the guidelines for donating at the link up there.

See you all next week!

Happy Changeling Feast Valentines Day! 
Thank you so much for all the love this blog receives! I hope you all had a wonderful day!

Happy Changeling Feast Valentines Day! 

Thank you so much for all the love this blog receives! I hope you all had a wonderful day!

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More Chrysalis sketches!I got lazy near the end (the bottom two) and gave up trying to erase the lines so she had proper cheese legs. I’d do more, but I’ve got to get up early tomorrow (I think??) since Neros and I celebrate Valentines Day the day before the actual day since it used to be our dating anniversary. We’ve decided to keep it up since it helps us beat the V-Day rush for everything. ;3

(More sketches!! I think my hands are finally loosening up!)

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More Chrysalis sketches!
I got lazy near the end (the bottom two) and gave up trying to erase the lines so she had proper cheese legs. I’d do more, but I’ve got to get up early tomorrow (I think??) since Neros and I celebrate Valentines Day the day before the actual day since it used to be our dating anniversary. We’ve decided to keep it up since it helps us beat the V-Day rush for everything. ;3

(More sketches!! I think my hands are finally loosening up!)

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Trying to get back into the swing of things after taking such a long break from drawing. I want to try and update FQC this week for Valentines Day, and so that means being able to draw her again. I decided to do some Abbey faces as well.

I might do more stuff today, but first, I gotta eat lunch and then probably lie down… My sinuses are killing me. =A=

Let’s get some art back on this blog!! Enjoy some cute Chryssy sketches while I try to come up with a V-Day update.

We’re Moving!
No, not the blog! I am! Well, hopefully, anyway.
Basically this is the situation: My husband Neros is hopefully going to be attending UCONN next year, and in order to do that, we need to move closer to the college. We’re also moving because the place we live at is just too expensive for one starving artist and another person collecting unemployment to afford anymore. However, being unemployed doesn’t look very good when you’re apartment hunting, so we’re having a bit of a rough time with it… We’ve found a place that we’re trying to nab, but they want a co-signer since neither of us have jobs. 
Either way. I don’t really have the time to devote to FQC right now without losing my mind. I’m pretty stressed out, and just pile moving on top of it, my creative juices kind of dry up. I feel really bad doing this to you guys, especially since I’m leaving you on quite the cliff hanger, but moving would force me to do it anyway since you don’t usually have wifi for a bit. I won’t be gone long though, I promise!
We should be back by next month, save moving shenanigans. 
I’ll still be making art though! If you want to see what I’m up to, you can bother me at my personal blog. 

We’re Moving!

No, not the blog! I am! Well, hopefully, anyway.

Basically this is the situation: My husband Neros is hopefully going to be attending UCONN next year, and in order to do that, we need to move closer to the college. We’re also moving because the place we live at is just too expensive for one starving artist and another person collecting unemployment to afford anymore. However, being unemployed doesn’t look very good when you’re apartment hunting, so we’re having a bit of a rough time with it… We’ve found a place that we’re trying to nab, but they want a co-signer since neither of us have jobs. 

Either way. I don’t really have the time to devote to FQC right now without losing my mind. I’m pretty stressed out, and just pile moving on top of it, my creative juices kind of dry up. I feel really bad doing this to you guys, especially since I’m leaving you on quite the cliff hanger, but moving would force me to do it anyway since you don’t usually have wifi for a bit. I won’t be gone long though, I promise!

We should be back by next month, save moving shenanigans. 

I’ll still be making art though! If you want to see what I’m up to, you can bother me at my personal blog

"THAT KID’S GONNA GET HERSELF KILLED!!!"

(This update was powered by a donation! Thank you to our fantastic donators for their continued support!!) 

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So, Queen Silverwing, Chrysalis’ mother, is going to be making an appearance in the comic pretty soon. People tend to ask what she looks like even though she’s already been introduced, and I get a lot of questions about her, so I figured it was a good idea to give her some more screentime. I’m pretty sure she’s not going to make an appearance in this week’s update, but she is going to be popping up again soon.
I thought it might be a good idea to give her another look since I drew her almost two years ago now. She’s a hek of a lot different looking; I basically gave her design a reboot. I tried to simplify her so she’ll be easier to draw over and over again like I will most likely be doing. Number one rule of comic making: don’t make your characters’ designs too complicated; you’ll save yourself a lot of pain in the long run. 

"Mommy, mommy!! That’s my mommy!!"

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So, Queen Silverwing, Chrysalis’ mother, is going to be making an appearance in the comic pretty soon. People tend to ask what she looks like even though she’s already been introduced, and I get a lot of questions about her, so I figured it was a good idea to give her some more screentime. I’m pretty sure she’s not going to make an appearance in this week’s update, but she is going to be popping up again soon.

I thought it might be a good idea to give her another look since I drew her almost two years ago now. She’s a hek of a lot different looking; I basically gave her design a reboot. I tried to simplify her so she’ll be easier to draw over and over again like I will most likely be doing. Number one rule of comic making: don’t make your characters’ designs too complicated; you’ll save yourself a lot of pain in the long run. 

"Mommy, mommy!! That’s my mommy!!"