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'Rainbow Dash Presents: Bittersweet' is all complete except for the song portion now.

The song sequence is 4-ish minutes long, so I'm not sure how quickly I'll be able to finish it. I'm hoping it'll only be 2 weeks, but with Monstercat work I have to also work on, it could take a bit longer. 

Rest assured tho, it's coming soon. 

Last night I posted some concept art from our next project after 'RDP: Bittersweet' - a parody of Hasbro's 'Equestria Girls' - 'Equestria Primates'. Some of you noticed that I referred to it as our finale. Allow me to clarify. 

'Equestria Primates' is going to be our planned last pony related animation (which means, yes, 'RDP: Bittersweet' is the last RDP). Both Greg and I are transitioning into new stages in our lives. Greg is going to be married soon and plans on starting a family, and I'm moving to Vancouver to start working full-time for Monstercat. We're both entering phases in which releasing massive animated videos is no longer feasible. So instead of simply burning out over the course of the next few years, we're putting our all into one big last hurrah! A grand finale!

And this finale will certainly be grand. In fact, it'll pro'lly take so long to finish it'll pro'lly be a year and half before all the parts are done. 

Allow me to explain. 'Equestria Primates' is going to be a 3 part finale (I'm going to refer to each part as books tho, you'll see why). The first "book" will be length of a regular RDP - it'll set-up the plot et al. The second "book" will be divided up into 6 shorts (chapters) each focusing on one of the main 6 in the alternate world. The final "book" will conclude everything, wrap everything up in a little bow, and give each character a (hopefully) satisfying conclusion. All-together, the finale should end up being about the length of a full-length movie. Each part will be released when they are done so that you all aren't waiting forever for the finished thing in it's entirety - also so we can torture you with cliffhangers.

I'm really excited for this finale. Greg and I were discussing plot details yesterday, and I'm anxious to get started! In the meantime, be excited about the new RDP coming soon!

     

Edit: Also, in case you forgot, I created the alternate monkey character designs for the main 6 a long time ago: petirep.deviantart.com/art/Equ…
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Feline-Intellect Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whatever....happened to this...?
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Armyman3 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013

Looks like I'll be letting go of my hopes for the rest of season 1 in MAS-style. I'm bit melancholy now, knowing this era is coming to an end. I'll be looking forward to your last "Hurrah!" I know you'll do us all proud! 07

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jmoneyjr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
so does this mean we will never see the fate of the 11th episode?
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JameytheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
NO! Nooo!!!!

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First Homestar Runner and now this!
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balloonpup Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm going to miss RDP, but I can certainly respect the reasons why it's ending.  Thanks for providing us with all you've done.  I look forward to seeing Equestria Primates.  Good luck in Vancouver!
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8panga8 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand that you're moving on but I know I speak for all of us when I say that we're going to miss RDP. I wish you a good future and happiness. Thank you so much for helping make us smile and laugh. 
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Minjask6572 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Reading Bittersweet when it first went up on EqD makes me that much more excited about this.
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Minjask6572 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Sorry to see the end of RPD (great series) but nothing really lasts forever. All good things must come to an end. Good luck with Monstercat.

*salute*
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BulletproofZombie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Are you gonna continue with the mentally advanced series?
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Sugared-Strawberries Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NO
NOT LAST ONES
I AM WAITING 24 7
*TEEN SCREAM*
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mcnus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, even if I'm feeling terribly sad because RDP is gonna be over, I can't but feel glad for you two. Nothing is forever hehe and I can't stop saying that you have done an amazing job with all that universe you've made, I will miss it sooo much. I love all the new character you made out of the Mane 6.

Best of luck for you in your projects! and Thanks a lot for give us such awesome series!
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PnFForever11 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
salute to pretirep and greg
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rangerkom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, it's ending?  at least you're ending with a bang.  I wish you the best of luck in your future above and beyond.
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ThatRandomNerd Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
All good things must come to an end, eh?
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Obi-Trev Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
If there are some talented artists and voice actors willing to continue RDP, would you consider passing the torch. Mentally Advanced Twilight Mod seems to be doing a good job  capturing your comedic styling with Twilight for instance.
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TheStrobingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist

well, its nice that's things are working out for everyone. cant wait to see this last RDP!

Sad to see it go, but it was great while it lasted! I wish you the best in your future endeavors, and with Monstercat, etc, etc.

A lot of people are going to be sad when the time comes, but bigger and better things must be achieved!

 

Best Wishes!

~ME

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WileECoyote-Genius Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
How ironic that RDP is ending because of itself (assuming, of course, that the person Greg is marrying is the person who voiced Jokermort in RDP My Little Dashie). I have to say I'm going to miss these animations, but I understand that life comes first, and I support your decisions. Also, I'm sure the finale is going to be epic. Thanks for giving an update. It's been incredibly frustrating waiting for this, especially since Greg uploads so much stuff that isn't RDP: Bittersweet that I don't care about. At least with JonTron I was able to forget I was waiting an obscenely long amount of time (not that I'm implying your delays are anywhere near as ridiculous and unreasonable as JonTron's). Hope work goes fast. Can't wait!
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh No! It's always sad to see something of this quality end, no matter how well done it is. I totally respect both of your decisions and I seriously can't wait to see Bittersweet and I'm seriously pumped for the finale! My favorite one has been Cupcakes since I first saw it and I totally think you guys can top it now!
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BerylliumArt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student
So excited for Bittersweet!
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RainbowYoshi305 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good things like these do come to an end eventually...:iconthesefeelsplz: Overall I appreciate each and everyone of the efforts on entertaining many with the funny ways to reenact a story, I'm sure going to miss the series heaps but at least there's fans who can still make the series alive through fanart.:D Other than that, kudos to you and Greg for taking a giant step in life.:clap: I can't wait for Bittersweet I love Pinkie's personality, yes! and good luck to your last project "Equestria Primates" which will be so good once it comes out.:iconthatsepicplz: 
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Alesiopdv Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Sad to see the end is coming but at least it will be a grand finale. Cheers!
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Urban-Meadows Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Awesome! I'm proud of you, man!
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TomDanTheRock Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been good to have you contribute to this fandom. Going to miss RDP; one of the few fanworks that's genuinely a funny and clever critique of "brony" related work. Thanks for the good memories.
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thenightowlXLS Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Noooooooooo!
But, it's probably better off that the show ended, really. I'm sad it's ending, but if it were to keep on going and going, it would get weaker as Greg would probably run out of ideas. 
I'm looking forward to the finale. I'm glad that we're getting a Grand Finale instead of a "Sopranos" like ending, where everything just ends suddenly. 
Good luck with Monstercat!
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Toksyuryel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Sad to see the end of RDP, but glad to see that you're ending it right instead of letting it degrade the way so many long-running series do. I look forward to seeing it :D
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MoonlightWite Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Good luck to you guys! I can't wait to see what you're going to be doing after RDP, too. 
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TurtwigChampion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Since RDP was a branch off project of The Mentally Advanced Series does that mean MAS is also going to be concluding?
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KWFox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aw. I was hoping my fanfic could become an RDP when it's finished.
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sunnybunnymew Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
can I still by you're RDP mechendice once you've finished EQP ? (My parents and I are poor, so I t been difficult saving up enough money so I can get a credit card so I can buy your " I have political opinions shirt" witch is what I've been asking my parents for Christmas for for the last 2 Christmases )
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petirep Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
of course you can!
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Kelazi5 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I'm sad to see it end but I'm looking forward to the grand finale. It's better to go out with a bang than to linger on and fade into darkness. Good luck with your future stuff and thanks for all the ponies/monkies and laughs.
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Animevet Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Good luck to you and Greg. Mentally advanced series and RainbowDash Presents are both my favourite fan works in the brony fandom
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MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013

*cries* Its so sad that this is the end of "Rainbow Dash Presents" but I hope your life will take you awesome places,

And that Greg has a great wed life as well.

You have made people laugh, cry, and laugh so hard they cried...

You truly are a hero to the brony community in making stories like "Bubbles" and "Rainbow Factory" more cheery and hilarious

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Bhiggo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So this means no more mentally advanced series?
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deathchrist2000 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Writer
I would have really liked to have seen RDP's version of THe conversion bureau.
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meeselax Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, RDP was awesome! It's sad to hear this will be the last one :c Oh well... good luck with making the finale! c: I cant wait to see it!
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MartyMurray Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
While I'm sad that this will be the last RDP, I understand the reasons for closing it up and I look forward to Equestria Primates!
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