No image! What is this blasphemy!?
"Not A Clever Pony has left the fandom for real life issues"Let me just go bash my head into a wall till I stop feeling sad from this. Seriously, I'm very sad now... reading his journal about why isn't helping, too.
I don't think anyone can ever really leave the fandom in the sense of not being a fan of the show any more. More like he's stopped making music for some time or something like that. Anyway, he will be missed ;_;
I'm just gonna be sad for a minute then play Skyrim.
He will defiantly be missed.
I'm really sad to see him go, he made some of my favourite pony music, especially his Luna themes, they were the music that kept me going for quite some time. He seemed like a really nice guy too. He'll be missed.Goodbye Not A Clever Pony.
Sadface... I miss him already...
Although I never listened to his music myself, I know he was a very 'loved' artist, and many will be sad to see him go.Goodbye, and good luck in this 'Real Life' you speak of.You shall be missed... :(
Such a shame to hear about him leaving. But his mental or physical wellbeing is more important.
Goodbye Not A Clever Pony.May the brony in your heart live on, to love and tolerate, and may your music be heard around the globe.You will be missed.*salute*
Why did he leave exactly?
As far as I can tell, "Lifetime Medication" does lead to a few points of interest. I can honestly say that his "Particular Circumstance" may be something such as depression or HIV, along the lines of an issue that may be dealt with over a long period of time. Either way, we have no right to go out and confirm anything, but the fact is that he is gone due to an ailment as such. Hopefully whatever he is going through, he'll be able to move on from it. I could care less about him moving from the "pony scene" because that's not who he is. If he never comes back, yet live many a year, then I will be content with the state of the situation.
Farewell, Not A Clever Pony.You've made...We as a Fandom are...I would like to say...Dang, I can't make any deep comments. Peace, dude, and just remember that you've left a mark on the fandom. A Good mark.
Farewell fellow brony. You will be missed.
I am not a happy pony right now.
You may take the brony out of the community, but the community will always be here for you Not a Clever Pony.
Peace. Have life and live it. Remember your roots, but don't dwell on the past. Continue to move forward, but never forget who you are.See you later bro.-PiercingSight
It's sad to see someone who gave so much to the community go, but his personal health comes before anything else. As long as he manages to get better that's all that matters. As for him leaving the fandom, I wouldn't call it that, since it's not like he grew tired of it. And even if he never makes another piece for the fandom, he has left his mark, and it's a sure thing that no one will ever forget it.
NotACleverPony... you leave us now, maby for a few years, maby forever, but one thing will stand clear... the music and enjoyment you brought to millions will stand the test of time...You Created the means in which the Lunar Republic could be created. not everyone can see what will lie ahead, but know that you will never be forgotten, you have the entire pony/Brony Community behind you, we will never forget you.Love and Tolerate...*salute*
we all miss you.
We will miss you a lot. Love and tolerate, my fellow brony.
I never actually listened to any of his music and I should really start but I know he will be missed by many people. I started feeling sad just from reading his journal. An incredible feat to be able to get the respect of this fandom the way he has. Hope you do well mate, good luck in this "real life" place.
We Shall Miss you, notacleverpony. We shall miss you.
...I'm a saaaaaaaaaaaaad pony. :(
This is so strange... I've never met the guy, yet I'm very depressed to hear this. I actually feel gutted, like a good friend has suddenly disappeared and I will never see or hear him again. Also, what little he told us about the circumstances makes it even worse. I'm not going to type any assumptions I have but it really bugs me!I do hope he's able to stay in touch with the community, after all, he did help a lot in creating the whole musical part of it. Now I'll want to cry whenever I listen to his pieces...Goodbye NotACleverPony, and I wish you luck in whatever struggle you're in!
Not A Clever Pony's music was there way back in February when I started watching the show, and it blew my mind then. More musicians have joined the scene since then, but I doubt the music scene would be anything like this if it weren't for the early musicians such as Not A Clever Pony.Thanks for the difference you made to everything! Live long and live well.I'd like to point out that while he's ceasing any production on his end, that doesn't mean he won't be following the fandom anymore. I'm sure he'll drop by and catch up on the latest, and of course he'll keep watching the show.
Wow...You know, Not A Clever is what got me into this fandom...what's made me write my ridiculous, convoluted fanfiction.Made me want to learn how to write music. Made me compose two entire songs while on the Lifeguard stand...Really, I'd say he's amongst the Cleverest ponies.Good luck with whatever you're doing, and if you ever can, we'd love to have you again.
NOOOOO! I´m a real sad filly now :( I just love his music... May Luna always guide your ways my dear bronieMay Celestia bless you with many many maaaany more sunrises I just dont know what to say :(You come first but I already miss you /saluteyou are always welcome within our herd dont forget that!
He said that he plans to follow along with the show, but life issues prevent him from spending as much time creating stuff for the community.Still saddening none the less.Good luck with whatever life gives you, we'll shall miss your raw talent.
I cant believe he quit his bronyhood. It must be very serious.This is the first ive cried for anyone in a long time.
Though it's sad to hear a brony as talented as him to leave us, I completely understand that there are things more important than our community, such as one's own health and well-being. I hope he will overcome all the hardships he's having right now and wish him good luck in everything he ever does. I, among with many others really liked his music, and surely he will be greatly missed.
Even though I haven't really ever listened to any of his music, this makes me sad. And so do these songs.
That is very sad news, and it sounds like NACP has some very serious problems to deal with. I'm truly wishing him the best.
As many others have already said. For me NotaCleverPony was there way when I got back into the fandon. I'll seriously miss him.Long Live the Luna Republic. It's members may drift away, but the idea will never die.
He was the cleverest pony.He was the cleverest pony by far. His music actually secured my place in the fandom, rather than just a place watching the show. I salute you, NACP.
God he will be missed. FTNLR is one of the greatest songs, not only in this fandom, but ever. Seriously, it's one of the best songs I've ever heard. He will be missed but certainly not forgotten.This better not start happening to anyone else. I'm seriously gonna freak the fuck out if Eurobeat or Makkon go too.
I'm a new Brony. Only been for about 2 months.. What's going on here? Who is NACP?
All the best, I hope whatever is going on you manage to get through. Take comfort in how many lives you have touched in such a positive way. That is an incredible achievement. I personally love your music, it makes me smile when I'm driving to work and even my non brony friend loves it.You are going to be missed. I'm sad to hear you are leaving, take care. xxx
Goodbye and good luck with your life and thanks for the inspiration you gave me to follow my dreams.
I am the creator of the Fluttershy's Goodbye song, and i feel very sorry for NotaCleverPony. It is a honor to actually be mentioned in this post, since he has been a great source of inspiration for me, and will continue to be so.I wish him the best of luck.
@firestonexNotACleverPony was a brony, artist, and sheer inspiration for many bronies worldwide. His music brought life to the fandom and gave many fans direction in the fandom. His presence may leave us for a span of time, but his legacy will live in the hearts of every brony who heard his music and knew he was just another normal person, that changed our community forever.
When i first heard the news, i was completely gob-smacked. Normally i'm rather stoic, but this just hit me harder than a Sonic rainboom. I actually sat in a corner, just competently out of my usual self, depressed.My heart go out to him, and i hope whatever problems plague him will pass and he'll be able to do what he loves once more.I'll always remember when i first heard his song "For the new lunar republic" and i'll forever cherish the memory of it.Thank you ever so much, Not a clever pony, Deep gratitude from me and the Corsham Brony group.- Tyas
"Gone. Love you all. " CrapJust came home, excited for good news, and i see this. First Pride, now him. Damn you real life, damn you.
I never listened to alot of his music but what ive just heard was amazing.may celestia bless you with the lightmay luna light the dark nights formay ponies and bronies everywhere support you
"has left the fandom" i'm sure he is still a fan of the show and will still watch it. he's not leaving he just stoped doing music for a limited time till he is fine again in maybe a few years. (hopefully)and his music is legendary. i'm sure we will hear form him again. he's not dead! dont give him up, show him support, help him get well again.
At least the second song compliments his leaving. Although he is leaving, let us remember the good times. I may not have known who he was, but he was an inspiration to every musical brony out there. A post on his deviantart page says it best."It's a strange thing. I've never met you, never communicated with you in any capacity, and, if I'm honest, not listened to much of your work. Yet seeing the post on Equestria Daily and then reading through your journal has me feeling empty -- like I've lost someone near and dear to me."But that's what artists like you do. You bring people together on an intangible, metaphysical level. You let people share the same experiences, the same feelings and thoughts, the same moments through your work. People like you (in general) and you (specifically) give us a common ground on which to stand. You give us a soul." - Mister HandYou shall be missed.
Remember remember, the 15th of November. The day that our community suffered a loss. The day when around the world, people's thoughts were focused on one Brony.Know that we'll never forget NotACleverPony. We'll thank him forever for his efforts, his music and his legacy. May this legacy continue in the hearts, stories, drawings and music of other Bronies. That he'll never be forgotten. And live on forever.And may we wish that through all this sadness. NotACleverPony may live on.
@SixWhat happened that day?
Best of wishes to Not A Clever Pony. You'll be missed.
Just pointing out to everyone who thinks so, he is still interested in the show and plans on following it when he can, but health issues are preventing him from continuing on his work.To quote him"The reasons are personal and related primarily to my physical and psychological wellbeing. I can no longer claim that the donations I've been given will be spent in new music gear, obviously, but instead, I'll be using those to cover pragmatic health costs (such as lifetime drug prescriptions) that come with my particular circumstance. Please don't worry, I'll be okay."First comment on deviant art"So sorry to hear you're leaving. Do you really need to leave the fandom? You don't have to create music to be a brony. Just watch and love the show like you always have. You don't have to feel pressured to create in order to be part of the herd."And his response"Ah.. no, I'll watch the show from afar. But the truth is, I'll probably have trouble keeping up with it. What i'm putting on hold is my ability to make music for this or any scene, period."Hopefully we see some of his influence reside in the community, commenting on people's work, or helping out other artists.
notacleverpony, through his work, inspired me to make music.He will be sorely missed.
I can´t have a normal day after this. sorry, i´m sad now.
Damn this is horrible news.I truly hope he gets through whatever it is he is going through or at least keeps on top of it.I have a Rework of Lower The Moon in the works right now that I was hoping to have completed ages ago. This just makes me want to finish it more to pay tribute to one of my main influences in creating pony music.Thanks NACP for all your music. Off to shed many a manly tear now.
this really made me teary eyedi really hope he doesn't leave completely, he could just watch the show or comment on brony stuffbut i'm still sad
It was Notacleverpony's powerful For the New Lunar Republic that got me to take music by pony fans seriously. In FTNLR I see the reflection of my rage and despair that Princess Luna would get banished to the moon for one thousand years for wanting to be appreciated. Notacleverpony's music is the kernel in my music folder upon which accreted all the music that I listen to now.
*sigh* There goes another sleepless night. Being sad gives me insomnia.Hats off for the most influential (in my biased eyes/ears) fan music creator.
Over 9000 brohoofs to you, NACP. Thanks for everything you've contributed to the fandom--you certainly won't be forgotten. Stay as healthy and happy as you can.
awww why they gotta go? did know that he started al this for the new luna republic stuff.
i honestly wasn't familiar with him, but EVERYPONY's heard of For the New Lunar Republic. Because that shit is dope.I feel bad for the guy. Really does sound like a serious illness or mental health problem. :(Looks like all we can do is pray and remix.And donate. Because he WILL need donations if we're talking American health care here. *glares @ conservative bronies*
I'm just a new brony (Something like 2 weeks, maybe 3), but I have the feeling that someone important just left...I mean, maybe it will be wierd, sounds dumb, or whatever, but I loved this brony. Yeah, for like 2 weeks, but I loved him.As I joined the herd, I discovered the awesome community, all those talented artists, devoted fans...You guys are awesome. And I'm proud to have artists like NACP to represent us.I must also admit that, like someone above, it's the first time I cried since three years... Something must be wrong with me...I know this text is messy, but I write words as they come to me...Well... I'll go to bed very sad.*salute*
@mycutiemarkisagun I think were talking Canadian Medicare. If so, medical bills won't bankrupt him.
@mycutiemarkisagun (suite) That's not to say medication if free, just not "cost you everything you own" bad.
A sad day for this fandom. I hope nothing but the best for him.
I'm quite sad to have read this. :( See you later, Not A Clever Pony (never goodbye). Thank you for all your wonderful music.
shit now im sad for reading the comments i loved not a clever pony's work he will be missed, the first song playing doesn't help the sadness go again -_-
Aww, that's rather disheartening to hear. I hope he'll be alright. He's a good artist and I'm sure an inspiration to many other artists in the community. I wish him luck and Godspeed.
Well, This isn't good. I sensed a declining of bronies for some time now, but this is terrible. We need to keep us growing!
For the New Lunar Republic and All Powerful Trixie were my first fan made songs I heard. His music is what got me into the community. Thank you Not a Clever Pony, you will be missed and never forgotten. Good luck, and may Luna smile down at you.
Godspeed, NotACleverPony. I hope for your good health and happiness, and that you can return someday. You'll be welcome here.
Well, time to cut myself
Wow. FTNLR was one of the first ORIGINAL (not remix or sample from the show) fan-songs I heard, and it blew me away. Despite it not featuring something from the show, it has always had a place in my MLP playlist (instead of my "original brony music" playlist). It feels like part of MLP to me, not just a fan-made tribute.He will certainly be missed, and I hope he can get past the hardship he's facing and enjoy many happy years, whether making music again or not.I'm not going to say goodbye, because in my eyes, once a Brony always a Brony. So I'll just leave it at:Until that day...
Sorry to read this update, and please do take care of yourself first NACP. I'm thankful for the body of work you have left us in the short time we've all been a community. Princess Luna's Lullaby remains a favorite, and the soundtrack to my best dreams.
the new lunar republic shall not die.although, he will be missed in the brony community
Well, hells. That's a downer for sure. I haven't even heard of guy's stuff before now. I've seen it mentioned and seen it around Youtube, but never looked at. And yet this feels like a punch to the gut.*salutes* Farewell, I wish I could've known you better sir and good luck!
"NotACleverPony has left the fandom due to real life issues"what O_Owell,this is a sad day in music indeed. We'll all hope that Swagberg can find a new guy to make rap beats for him now..please
"Leyends never die", "Once a Brony, always a Brony".Hey may leave the fandom, but he will be remembered as a hero and a great person of the community.Any loss in the community is a big loss. Remember, comrades, art immortalizes the author.I don't know much about NoACleverPony, even if I have heard only one or two songs from him, but it is still a sad loss.You will be always remembered and always be a Brony.-Russiarules1
Last night, I stayed up till 4 AM working on cables for a Medtronic product. I was listening to pony tunes, including his tunes, all night, and just today, on the way to and from the shop for delivery.I'm so tired right now, and now I feel like I just want to go to bed. Dealing with some minor eye leaks at the moment, hearing about our favorite musical artist going through hard times... I'll pray for him. Don't know if he digs that sorta thing, but at least he'll know he's in my thoughts, one anonymous internet friend to another.
It's sad to see someone go, yet it's somehow strangely reassuring to know that he's leaving for real life reasons. Because, as sad as these reasons might be, these are the reasons that really unite us not only as a community, but as humans too.Farewell, and my condolences for whatever reasons ail you. You'll always have a second home here.
There are times in lifeWhen it doesn’t seem fair. It can fill you with strife,And seem too hard to bear. You may have to depart, Leave it all behindAbandon the artThat you helped define.But never forget, You are never alone. All those you have met, Their lives will have shoneWe will always be hereIf you need a friend.Wherever life veers, We are here till the end.
We should make a folder or cds of all of the remixes fans made of NACP's stuff! (hellofalottasongs)Best wishes to NACP for future plans. His music will live on. God bless you, bro. You'll be in my prayers NACP. We love ya!
My goodness, he's leaving? Real-life issues? Well, reading the journal - this truly has to be justified.For my thoughts for him, I have no idea how I got in touch with NotACleverPony's music to be honest, but those colorful Luna pieces of music (For The New Lunar Republic, The Stars Will Aid Her Escape, Lower the Moon, and Princess Luna Lullaby) stimulated me highly. Your music seemed to inspire a lot of people out there, some being encouraged to join in the pony scene, some having a good time listening it, and some even converting people to like the show. That I feel is a commendable effort to your part in the brony community. You definitely left a print there!Once a brony, always a brony. Good luck dude and continue the spread of friendship watching the show back at home. Hope you come back to the fandom when problems have been cleared out, if not; have a good life, please know that you made a mark in the community. :)
The artist is gone but the inspiration and creativity still lives on. I give my condolences and I hope you can read every one of these comments. You mean so much to all of us and i'm sure you realize the impact you have had on this fandom. Never shall we forget you;*SALUTE*You will be missed, good luck, good Sir.
if anyone wants read Past Sin's that will have crying at part's and yes its sad we are lossing one of the best cause of IRL issue's
Aw... Not A Clever Pony is honestly one of my favorite musicians, his music still sitting on the top of my 25 most played playlist. It's helped me not only concentrate on writing as you intended it to, but indirectly helped me out of a few depressions. I wish you good luck in all your future endeavors and assure you that if you return, it will be in open arms and welcoming words.
No need to be sad my bronies, now is the time to celebrate his work. Pinkie Pie would suggest a party for this occasion. :D
Now i wish i'd written faster. I've got a whole fanfiction or three involving the new lunar republic and the creator of its theme has gone and...We march on under your song, my friend, and may you one day return to health and happiness. We are all sad to see you go.
Our hearts and good wishes go out to you man, thanks for all the music and feels it brought us :) Hope wherever life decides to lead you next is as filled with as much promise and fortune as can be. ye will be missed notaclevepony.
First one is going in my favs. The second one reminds me of Drawn To Life.
That's such a shame!But wait... why would he leave the fandom for real life trouble?Or will he just be too busy to create any music?
Nevermind, just read his Deviantart journal.I hope he's gonna be fine :(
Farewell NACP. Best wishes, and best of luck to you. While you may no longer actively participate in the fandom, your legacy will carry on, probably for as long as the fandom itself. Thank you for providing many great tracks. I'd throw you as grand a farewell party as you deserve, but I am unabke to do so. All I can do is wish you the best of life and luck for the future.
The lack of picture saddens me.1. This makes me even more sad! Rock on Not A Clever Pony!2. What's with all the sad stuff?!I need more happy ponies stat.