Three years on Earth, a century on the internet. youtube.com/TheCraftedDragon
Three years ago, on April 12th, 2013, I set foot once again on YouTube's territory trying to create another channel to see if I could become successful. My original idea was to be some sort of the next Sethbling, creating fun Minecraft redstone minigames (McMakistein did a better job apparently). Minecraft 1.5, the redstone update just rolled out. I took the opportunity to utilize the new command blocks to create something fun. Although this was never finished, it started a fun hobby for me. I quickly abandoned the idea of creating redstone minigames and moved on to making machinimas. One of the day in the summer of 2014, I was stuck in Digital Media Arts, bored as usual. I started to watch My Little Pony in class and quickly grew into the show and it's fandom. Winter Wrap Up episode caught my eye and I quickly wondered how I could create a animation that is similar to the show. At that time, I was still producing Minecraft machinimas and building on the elcdragons towns map. But things quickly changed when I took the Computer Visual Arts class. The last unit was Adobe Flash, and I learned how to use basic motion tweens. For the final project, I spent a day working on "The Spam" and "Twilight Commits Regicide". I have to admit, they are not very great (*stares at the bad comments*
), but it provided me with the foundation of learning how to animate in Flash. Back then, I had about 35 subscribers and 1.7k views overall for my channel. But since posting "Vendetta" and "The Only Way to Save Equestria", I was featured on EQD. This kick started my channel and it boosted above 100 subscribers overnight. I still remember arriving home one day from school seeing tons of spam from youtube comments in my email. Actually, they aren't spam, just some awesome praise from viewers, like you. Few days ago, I spent a week during spring break working on "1st Class Sister, 3rd Class Delivery" animation. It made on EQD the following day, which boosted my channel even more. Why am I giving you all this statistics? Because I am very thankful for you viewers, for taking the time to make my day. Each new sub brings me joy and wonder. I would like to thank you all for helping me along the way, and more to come. If you subscribers never watched my videos or even taking the time to click the red button, I would have given up on learning Adobe Flash and producing fun videos. Thank you so much for your time to read the short history of my channel. This three years have been a fun ride, and I hope to bring more joy in the coming times.
Some awesome people who influenced me plenty are, toothydeerrrrrr, bestiebest3000, Zephyr302, starscreamer13, SomeRandomPony9, Dusk, and everyone else who I had talked to. You all are the best, and keep doing what you are doing!!!
Animator, Youtuber, Programmer, Student & Hobbiest