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The Lord Of Aldheim

Jul 22 '14
littletowninthewest:

Here he is, the biggest lug in the West: Judge Krampus!

*momentarily speechless*
Alright, the moment has passed. NOW THEN! For those who don’t know, me and the mods for several other Ask Pony Blogs (Ask Techno, Ask Merriweather, Ask Shai Ni and a host of others) have been working on a Western AU featuring period appropriate, humanized versions of our various OCs in a little town out west. And in this setting, King Krampus is Judge Krampus, Captain of the Union Cavalry Regiment and Judge of the West. Hard yet just, he acts as judge for the province that includes the setting’s town, when he isn’t living on his Native family’s Native American reservation.
Thank you Technomod for doing this! It’s a fantastic humanization, and I really appreciate it!

littletowninthewest:

Here he is, the biggest lug in the West: Judge Krampus!

*momentarily speechless*

Alright, the moment has passed. NOW THEN! For those who don’t know, me and the mods for several other Ask Pony Blogs (Ask Techno, Ask Merriweather, Ask Shai Ni and a host of others) have been working on a Western AU featuring period appropriate, humanized versions of our various OCs in a little town out west. And in this setting, King Krampus is Judge Krampus, Captain of the Union Cavalry Regiment and Judge of the West. Hard yet just, he acts as judge for the province that includes the setting’s town, when he isn’t living on his Native family’s Native American reservation.

Thank you Technomod for doing this! It’s a fantastic humanization, and I really appreciate it!

Jul 12 '14

Hey everybody, before I post the Follower Appreciation Update, I wanted to ask you all for some help: For some time now, I’ve been wanting to change Krampus’s color scheme a bit. The reason for this is, whenever I would commission pictures of him, the artist would always give him a color of dark brown different from the original concept sketch. I later learned that this was because the original didn’t “read” so well. The original colors for Krampus’s fur were so dark that it made it difficult to read any expression on his face.

Because of that, I wanted to ask you all which version of Krampus you think works best. Personally, I’m rather partial to the BorisGrim colors, though I’m undecided as to whether to go with the version that has a separate color for the horns or the version that shares the same color between the horns and fur. I’d have asked you all sooner, but my computer dying on me last month or so put the kibosh on that until I could get everything set back up again.

For fun, I also included three alt colors, two based on the Pokemon Darkrai and another based on Merriweather. I’ll try to get the actual update up this weekend, and from there on out, work on providing a more steady stream of content for you all.

Jul 4 '14

Happy 4th of July Everybody

To everybody in the United Staes, be safe, have fun, eat more food than you should, drink responsibly, and be careful with fireworks.

Jun 21 '14

technomod:

Some doodles from the drunk stream last night! There were others but uhhhhhhh

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A lovely piece of sketch fanart as done by the mod of Ask Techno Wizard, Go take a look, it’s a fun read with interesting characters.

Jun 15 '14

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day everybody. While I have my own issues with it, I do hope that everybody has had a great one today. If you have a father who deserves it, let them know how much they mean to you. If you don’t, just remember that they thought you by example how not to be.

Jun 9 '14

Hey everybody. Like I promised, here are the sketch versions of some of the things I worked on while my computer was out of order. I recently hit 100+ followers, so I wanted to go ahead and show my appreciation by doing busts of some of my followers’s OCs.

Shiny Sai’s Shai Ni

Fossil Foal's Halloweeny OC Wind Cheer

The irascible Hoodwink

The goliath Wind Cheer 

And finally Merriweather, having just ascended as a female tricorn.

I’ll be reposting the finished, colored versions of these and all the others once I can get my Manga Studio program set back up again (which might be a bit, since I can’t seem to find the dang thing), but for now, I hope you enjoy them. Thank you again to all my followers, I really do appreciate it.

Jun 6 '14

Mod News: Computer Update 3

And I’m back online! Finally got my new copy of Windows 7, and I’ve just finished installing it. It’s going to take me a bit still to get ALL of my art programs back up, but I should shortly be able to share with you all at least the scanned copies of what I’ve been working on lately.

Thank you everybody for your patience with me while I’ve been dealing with this, and thanks again to everybody who messaged me with their advice and suggestions for my computer ills. It really is appreciated.

Jun 3 '14

Mod Talk: Current Computer Status

Before I go further, I want to thank everybody who have wished me well and given their condolences and advice with my computer problems. While some of them are unfeasible for me right now (I don’t have $1000+ to have a professional get everything off of the old hard drive for me for example), the thought and consideration IS appreciation.

Now then, on to some good news: Thanks to some help from my family, I was able to order a new copy of Windows 7 64-bit, which should be arriving on Thursday. I’ll be able to reinstall Windows 7 on the new hard drive that I bought last year, which will allow me to properly install everything I need in order to get this comic back on track. In the meantime, I’ve been working on a few things to show my appreciation of you all, which I’m hoping to get out to you at least sometime this next week.

It’s been REALLY weird not having a computer with Internet access these last few days, but thankfully things seem to be working out for me on that end. Thank you all again for your thoughts and cinsideration. I really do appreciate it.

May 31 '14

Current News: Computer Troubles

Since this isn’t an issue that seems to be going away any time soon, I figured that I should let you guys know what exactly is going on right now.

Last Wednesday (05/28/2014), my main hard drive died on me. Somehow, some of the drivers got eaten, to the point where, when I turn the computer on, 1.) it instantly blue-screens and then restarts the booting process if I select “Start computer as normal”, and 2.) when I go into the “Repair Computer” menu, it takes almost 20 minutes for it to get to the menu. No disc drives are recognized, and any attempt at repairing it comes up with this message: "The request could not be performed because of an I/o device error. (0x8007045D)"

I’ve tried things like going into the Command Prompt menu and typing bootrec.exe/FixMbr or bootrec.exe/FixBoot, but so far it seems likely that I will have to either find my copy of Windows 7 or buy a new one (which will be close to about $100 or so).

Now, how does this apply to this blog? Well, almost everything that I HAD for this blog, art, character notes and etc, was all on that hard drive. I hadn’t had the chance to back any of it up. I’m DESPERATELY hoping that I can still save the data on that hard drive, but that will require me getting to a Geek Squad or someplace similar, which might be a while considering I don’t own a car. Add to that the fact that the hard drive that I am using right now (a spare HD that I bought for a never-finished self-built computer project last year) is completely bare bones and needs to have all of my usual programs installed on it, and it looks like I won’t be able to get ANYTHING done for a while on this.

I want to apologize to you all for this. Lately I’ve been getting a lot more watchers (a response to which I had been working on, but which is now delayed thanks to the computer crashing), and I want to make sure you watching me is worth your time. But until I can get all this settled, it’s going to be a while before I can start posting regularly. I will keep you all posted on my progress, and I hope that I can begin updating again soon.

May 20 '14

I wanted to share with you all something that’s been eating away at my personal time, or at least what’s been occupying a lot of my attention for some time now.

This is basically my attempt at a customized King Krampus toy, using a talking Pink Celestia as the base. It’s a project I started almost two years ago, almost right before I started this blog in fact.

It’s been an on-again, off-again project, thanks to either schoolwork, job or, to be quite frank, anxiety and depression either occupying my attention or sapping my will to work on it. As you can see from the first two pictures, I originally started out air-dry modeling clay over the original toy. I got rather far with it, but every time I would pause for an extended period and then come back to it, it always looked wrong somehow, so I would scrap carve away at it until all of the clay was off. (Since it was air-dry clay, I put the shavings in water to reuse the clay again. Protip? NOT a good idea, as it can EASILY lead to mold growing in the clay if left unattended for too long. I’m honestly surprised that I didn’t get sick from it.)

Eventually, I switched over to Apoxy Sculpt clay, because it was better than air-dry clay, you can sculpt it and carve it better, and it doesn’t take up as much space as air-dry clay does. This means that you can get a considerably better true-to-the-show look to the toy. That and, again to be frank, it’s considerably more expensive than air-dry clay, so more care is taken in how you apply it and where. (It also doesn’t “melt” if exposed to water for any extended period after melting. And considering that after two years of piling clay on it and then carving it off again, the original toy is only being held together BY the Apoxy Sculpt clay, that makes it the better choice in my book.)

Now then, since these photos were taken, I’ve added a considerable bit to the back legs to account for the “dip” that equine legs have (I can’t remember the name of it right now). I’ve also taken off the ears (because they were mismatched and not in a good position) and I’m currently subtracting from the head a bit before adding more to it to get it closer to the actual design I have for Krampus. I’m going to be adding more gray Apoxy Sculpt clay to the front legs a bit, before then finally using white Apoxy Sculpt clay for the unshorn fetlocks.

THEN, once the head’s shape has been done right, will come the addition of the ears and the three horns. I’m planning on using metal wire as the base for the horns, with maybe some tin foil to thicken the wire before adding the clay. Then I’ll permanently attach the head to the neck, and add the mane using the white Apoxy Sculpt clay. The tail will also be a wire base, possibly connected to the legs like the Blind Bag Toys for balance issues.

All this of course is going to take me a while, considering that I have to wait at least a day between each session to allow the clay to cure. But hopefully, I will be finally finished with this thing in just another month or so.

But yeah, that’s why I’ve been kind of slow on updates lately. I WILL work on that though; I just need to plan out a milestone I recently hit and then draw it all out.

If you have any questions by the way, please direct them to my Mod Blog, as that’s the best way to contact me about stuff that isn’t STRICTLY about Aldheim.

May 18 '14
A commission of an anthro King Krampus that I had done by the artist Grim-Kun (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN NSFW CONTENT AT SOURCE) sometime last year. Wanted to see what Krampus would look like as an anthro, and went with a “Ghost of Christmas Present” theme for his design. Then as now, I’m still very happy with the piece, and I’m glad I can share it with you all.

A commission of an anthro King Krampus that I had done by the artist Grim-Kun (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN NSFW CONTENT AT SOURCE) sometime last year. Wanted to see what Krampus would look like as an anthro, and went with a “Ghost of Christmas Present” theme for his design. Then as now, I’m still very happy with the piece, and I’m glad I can share it with you all.

May 12 '14
askmerriauthor:

There are very few beings in the multiverse that The Witch considers as her peers.  For some strange reason, those who are seem to have an odd affinity for wearing bells and trekking through snow.
Here’s a bit of art as build up to a future collaborative project between myself and The Lord of Aldheim: Krampus.  We’ve got a story brewing to explore a bit more about The Witch, Krampus, and their odd relationship with one another.

Mod: …Well damn. I was NOT expecting this. Thank you for the fantastic art. And yes, I can confirm that we are in the process of planning something out. For those looking to learn more about The Witch, go to Ask Merriweather and its mod blog, Ask Merriauthor, to learn a bit more about the strange and secretive being known as The Witch.

askmerriauthor:

There are very few beings in the multiverse that The Witch considers as her peers.  For some strange reason, those who are seem to have an odd affinity for wearing bells and trekking through snow.

Here’s a bit of art as build up to a future collaborative project between myself and The Lord of Aldheim: Krampus.  We’ve got a story brewing to explore a bit more about The Witch, Krampus, and their odd relationship with one another.

Mod: …Well damn. I was NOT expecting this. Thank you for the fantastic art. And yes, I can confirm that we are in the process of planning something out. For those looking to learn more about The Witch, go to Ask Merriweather and its mod blog, Ask Merriauthor, to learn a bit more about the strange and secretive being known as The Witch.

May 11 '14

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day everybody. I hope that it’s been a great one for you all. Be sure to let your mothers know that you love them and cherish them (if they earned that love by giving love).

May 10 '14

MLP Season 4 Finale

Oh wow. Just finished watching the Season 4 finale. Certainly light on the songs compared to Season 3’s finale, but….just damn. Definitely going to give a TON of fodder for this comic during the hiatus. I’ll post a more detailed thought collection on it on my mod blog later. But for now….wow.

May 1 '14