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Newbiespud 28th Jul 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Nine years to the day. The ninth anniversary of Friendship is Dragons.

I think it's hitting particularly hard because it's 2020, when there's plenty of time to look back over one's life. It's going to be weird when the big 10th anniversary rolls around and it feels less ridiculous than the 9th. Maybe because of the way this bookends how the calendar decade began for me.

I haven't been "successful" with a lot of things in my life, but when it comes to this webcomic, my ability to keep doing it, and the fact that many of you are still reading it, I can't help but think that in this one area, at least, I am overflowing with luck. So thank you.

And I'm proud to be making progress growing into a role as a producer of more RPG/gaming content as well. We just launched a pony cyberpunk campaign, Shadowtrot, and the first edited episode is live today!
Shadowtrot, Session 1 - The Great Coral Relief: Podcast | Video

28 Comments:

CliffRobotnik 28th Jul 2020, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
I think the last comic I've consistently kept up with this long was 8-bit theatre... Which, ironically, is where I got a ton of early DnD lingo.

Sadly it's long since ended, and I never got behind the creators newer stuff.
Guest 28th Jul 2020, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
They have newer stuff?
Joe the Rat 28th Jul 2020, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
Atomic Robo, for one.
Pablo360 28th Jul 2020, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Wait, Atomic Robo is creatively connected to 8-Bit Theater? Huh.
Eccitaze 28th Jul 2020, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's the same author.
CliffRobotnik 29th Jul 2020, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
There's also Warbot in Accounting, How I killed your Master, and some other one... All of which seemingly died when he put all his focus on Atomic Robo...

The fact he will never make a sequel to 8-but theatre is depressing to me.
FanOfMostEverything 28th Jul 2020, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
Happy FiD-iversary, Spud! Thank you for nine years of fun.
ANW 28th Jul 2020, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations on making it to 9 years of comic making.
Guest 28th Jul 2020, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
I, for one, can't wait until hindsight year is over. And this comic is one of the things helping it to slip by just a little easier.

So, thank you, Spud.
Digo 28th Jul 2020, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Congrats on 9 nine years! I have enjoyed this comic immensely, ever since the early days of the cast trying to figure out how this campaign works, the old Raxon posts, the first time you put together the Fallout is Dragons campaign, and then the wonderful guest comics and all that. Quite a lot of content!
Jannard 28th Jul 2020, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Gosh! Raxon! What a classic that was.
Kagimizu 29th Jul 2020, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Damn, now I'm hoping he's okay again. Last I recall he had been dealing with- and left- a SUPER abusive girlfriend.
spudwalt 28th Jul 2020, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations on 9 years of mashing two spheres of nerd-dom together! Here’s to another 9 years or a satisfying conclusion, whichever happens first!
RuBoo 28th Jul 2020, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is the embodiment of positively energetic. In such excess, it's so irritating. Reminds me of my elementary school self, the happy-go-lucky fool... Emphasis on both happy and fool, but not so much lucky.
Makyura 28th Jul 2020, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Happy 9th anniversary, can't wait for the tenth.

I may have slided out of the fandom (even if the rides never truly ends)
But i'll always come back for you Spud!
Jannard 28th Jul 2020, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
It's not just luck Spud! You're doing a great job of keeping us around by giving us such meaty morsels to chew on every few days.

Not to mention as wild as this year is, routine fun like a comic I've been reading for almost ten years (and doesn't follow current events in the real world), is one hell of a sanity anchor. While I'm not an essential worker, I still work in the trenches of healthcare, so things like this are a soothing balm. Keep it up!
Story Time 28th Jul 2020, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Happy 9th anniversary, and this time two choices for Story time!

A) A anniversary story

B) When you or someone you know, is sure that someone will be hated by their character
Guest 28th Jul 2020, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Happy ninth, Spud. It's been a long while, but, if I remember correctly, this comic is what got me into the show in the first place.
Here's to the nine year so far.
aylatrigger 28th Jul 2020, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on 9 years!
Val 28th Jul 2020, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for all you've done with the comic. I only recently found out about it. I had watched MLP back when it came out but stopped around season 3. Your comic got me motivated to go back and check out the later seasons, and I'm glad that I did since I think I enjoyed them more than the middle seasons. Especially the addition of Starlight to the cast was a delight and s7e10 is now my favorite episode.

Interested to see where you take the comic in the future and if we'll have another Blueblood-style addition to this arc's climax.
Telltale 28th Jul 2020, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Been reading since about 15 comics in, and still check it thrice-(sometimes more)-weekly. Thank you! <3
albedoequals1 28th Jul 2020, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
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Congrats on being the most dependable webcomic, and many happy returns
Anon 28th Jul 2020, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations on 9 years! I started reading about 6 years ago, and this comic was one of the final pushes I needed to finally get into D&D 5.5 years ago at the start of 2015. Now I've played in so many campaigns and been a DM running my own weekly game for three years running. I still check in on FiD every week. Thanks for helping to bring something great into my life!
keybounce 28th Jul 2020, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
9 years ...

Forgive me, as I think about a book opened one day, and then closed 9 years later .

<tears>
Pi 29th Jul 2020, 2:22 AM edit delete reply
Thanks so much for 9 years of making this comic, and congratulations! I've greatly enjoy reading it for the last 4 years or so and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you'll be doing next.
Jennifer 29th Jul 2020, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations to you and all the guest artists, too.
Coffee Toffee 29th Jul 2020, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations on 9 years! it is very impressive that you've been as constant as you have. Thank you so much!
Colin 8th Aug 2020, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
I'm sort of a burned-out pony fan. Mind, I don't regret the memories, there's a lot of fics I still count as favourites... and I always come back to read this. The use of 4E, especially when everyone I read pooh-poohed it, made it extra poignant - it was my first edition. Congrats on a whole nine years.