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Have a wonderful holiday everyone. :D
  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Commissions!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 29, 2012, 7:19 PM



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I have entered the holidays and I'm curious -

Would anyone be willing to commission me for a picture or *gasp* a comic?

Just throwing the idea out there.

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

I haven't updated recently...

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:42 PM



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...and that is because I have been busy as a bee at university. I just finished my portfolio for this semester in composition study. It was an hour long and included works to be performed in Europe and orchestral works that I conducted.

In other news I also successfully auditioned to be principal Double Bass for my orchestra, which is an honour to take on. :)

Unfortunately I have put the "Friendship is Sexy" comics away for the time being - they are done and dusted.

Hope you are all well.

-Samuel

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Music News!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 16, 2012, 1:40 AM



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Hey everypony!

I've just been appointed as Principal Pianist for my orchestra, so aside from getting my Fanfare performed overseas with me at Principal Double Bass I'll be performing in the Jörg Duda Tuba concerto on Piano and other pieces like Shostakovich 12, Pictures at an Exhibition, Beethoven Piano Concerto 5, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Celebrare Celeberrime, Don Juan and St. Saens Cello Concerto in A minor.

Europe here I come! (In June-July)

Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

New Comic: 2/3

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 18, 2012, 5:08 AM



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In a moment of utter inspiration I decided to finish panel 2 of my newest comic. Feeling much better!

Also: a shoutout to :iconguardianangel1432: who has been writing a new fanfic. Give it a read!

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Comics being removed.

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 25, 2012, 7:04 PM



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Unfortunately my comics have passively annoyed somepony/ponies who thought fit to report them and get two of them removed. Sorry to everypony else who like to view them for a good laugh. I guess a good laugh is too much for some members of this "Love and Tolerate" society...

I'm starting to think it's not worth continuing on this path too much longer. My next comic may well be my last, which is a shame.

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Comic Update and Shoutout!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 28, 2012, 6:14 PM



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I have finished an 8 panel comic which will eventually find its way into some deviant's hands.... ;) But more importantly I've started on another short FiS comic that hopefully won't take an impossibly long time to complete.

I have a give a big shoutout to the wonderful deviant :iconfoxvolt: for donating my current membership and generally being a great guy to be around here. :)

Make sure to check out his MLP Fanfic here: foxvolt.deviantart.com/art/Pil…

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Livestream Piano Playing/Sightreading

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 15, 2012, 9:45 PM



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Just in case anypony wanted to see me playing piano or sightreading I have quickly set up a channel for that.

Watch me at: livestre.am/1eDlw

Although I don't know how long I'll be on, or how many of you are interested. :) Time will tell... perhaps I'll livestream myself making a comic sometime...

Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Real life meet!

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 11, 2012, 12:17 AM



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I was wondering how many bronies there are out there in or about my area (Brisbane) who would be interesting in meeting up with me and a couple of other bronies to say hi and scoff some junk food/lunch? I'm thinking of a possible small meet in the future... unsure, but it's on the cards!

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

News about comics

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 10, 2012, 2:10 AM



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Here's some good news and some potentially frustrating news!

Good news is that I've finished a pony picture, and will be creating a 6 panel pony comic which may or may not be entirely explicit NSFW material.

Potentially frustrating news is that these images will probably only be seen by 2-3 of my watchers...

Gosh it's good to be back into drawing again! Hold on there guys, I have another comic on the way eventually!

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Recovering from sickness + Membership!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 11, 2011, 9:21 PM



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First of all thank you so much for the 1 year subscription :iconfoxvolt:! Your kindness is very appreciated! :D

Second on the agenda: I have been rather sick for the past two weeks. It started with a splitting headache which made me feel weak. That went on for about 5 days before I developed a nasty fever which then turned into tonsillitis, which was most painful indeed. I'm doing just fine now, just tired. But luckily I have recovered from the symptoms. :) Just anti-biotics and rest left.

I'd love to continue with some more comics soon. :)

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Over 1,000 watchers!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 4, 2011, 7:04 PM



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Thanks everypony for making this possible! It means a lot to me that so many of you enjoy reading my silly little comics. :)

I have more ideas on the way, so don't despair! :D

Now to making an iPhone game soundtrack!

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Uni Marks!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 29, 2011, 1:27 AM



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Got my results back from the Conservatorium:

Instrumental Conducting: High Distinction
Aural Studies 4: High Distinction
Theory Studies 4: High Distinction
Composition Portfolio: Distinction (with the 10% penalty for all composers, I have a High Distinction in reality)
Australian Music: Distinction (Why does Australian Music not inspire me so?)
Virtual Studio Technologies: Distinction (Logic Pro is definitely not my program of choice!)

This is definitely my best results yet, especially my portfolio, which has skyrocketed at least 21% since last semester.

In other news: Nearly recovered from my fever... again. Fingers crossed I'm feeling better tomorrow. :)

See you all soon!
-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Audition Results for next year!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 15, 2011, 9:42 PM



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I got my audition results back and *drumroll* I moved up a place in the Orchestra, I'm now sitting at seat 2 under someone who is five years older than me and has taken our section for tutorials in past years! I beat out the two basses sitting above me last year to sit here. :)

Still waiting on Uni results though! Although I know that I acheived High Distinction in Theory 4 and Instrumental Conducting. :D My composition portfolio was looking great as I submitted it, so I can't wait to see the results!

I have some comic ideas on the way, perhaps some 3 panelers, horizontal, but still the same old Friendship is Sexy! I'm sure you'll enjoy them! ;P

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

40,000 pageviews!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 30, 2011, 12:28 AM



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Sorry for the journal spam, but I hit 40k!

Thanks everypony for visiting! I hope to bring more content to you all, especially regarding season two. :)

up.k10x.net/wvddqzkdfxoqu/4000…

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

The Interruption Master!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 28, 2011, 10:12 PM



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I've just got to add borders and it will be released! Very glad to have something out after such a break :) Hope you all enjoy!

I have about three weeks before I'm completely free from university for the year! And tonight is my last concert with the Youth Symphony before next year! (I wonder where I'll be seated?)

Exciting times!

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

30,000 pageviews and Membership Renewal!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 22, 2011, 3:23 AM



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Thank you again to that mysterious (and amazing!) pony who donated me another membership! (or perhaps it was somepony else?) It's incredible to think there's someone willing to support my pony comic drawing antics in this way. :)

Also: I broke 30,000 pageviews and 100,000 accumulative deviation views! Woohoo!

Thanks everypony!

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Last Day of Subscription

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 20, 2011, 3:27 AM



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Thank you to the anonymous pony who generously donated me a membership!

It runs out today, so you may not see this styled Journal for a little while yet... ;)

In other news: Look Before You Sleep has proven quite popular! I think it's time to keep on moving and creating fun comics and pictures for everypony to enjoy!

Also: The first episode of Season Two has gotten me extra-excited!

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Finally, starting up ponies again!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 5, 2011, 1:43 AM



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I've finally opened up photoshop after a couple of weeks and started to do something: First and foremost - Colouring "Look Before You Sleep".

I've coloured one panel so far, in a little less than 2 hours, and I'll try to get at least one more panel coloured tonight!

Aside from that I can't wait to get started on my other project!

-Amaretto

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer

Videos of my Comics!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 1, 2011, 3:56 AM



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Somepony had the wonderful idea to create an audio-synched version of my Sonic Shyboom comic! (albeit- originally without crediting me! But that is fixed now thanks to the wonderful fireflies207)

Catch it here:

Sonic Shyboom: www.youtube.com/watch?v=snGtVH…

Because of this cool effort I decided to create an audio-synched version of Over a Rainbow!

Find it here:

Over a Rainbow: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YapEi…


(I heard that before it got taken down the first time, Sonic Shyboom comic had ~40,000 views- that's a lot of pageviews that weren't given because I wasn't credited!)

  • Listening to: Mahler Symphony No.9 Mvmt. 1
  • Reading: Butterscotch Sundae
  • Watching: Chess, Sibelius 6
  • Playing: Stravinsky- The Rite of Spring
  • Eating: Mi Goreng
  • Drinking: Ginger Beer