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Huh... Been a while since I have posted something on here... Hello.
So this drawing has a explanation as to why exactly I decided to draw and post this and said explanation is long. So if you want a summarized version, skip all the way down to the bottom.

Also to give a bit of context for the picture, my pony-sona, Phoenix Heart, gave Firebrand a fan letter and salutes him for all the good he's done.

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JoshScorcher is a YouTuber that I have known about since I was in high school. I mainly watched him for his countdown videos and I found him to be an entertaining person all around. I lost track of him as I was becoming more busy with school and expanded my interests to other series and YouTubers. I eventually found him again when I became interested in the MLP analysis community and was pleasently surprised to find he not only became a brony but also became one of the most recognized analyzers in the community. Every now and again I check both his regular channel and his FOB Equestria channel to see what kind of videos he has posted and he never fails to entertain me.

However, he recently put up a video that gave me pause... 

To sum up the video, Josh ended a friendship with one Lily Peet because the relationship had become emotionally abusive and Lily's lashing at Josh and his followers in response was gradually becoming more toxic and destructive.
It came to a point where Lily posed a video where she berated Josh and military folk within a discussion on how to deal with bullying.
( If you wish to see Lily's video, here you go www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2mWh… )

Now at this point I could explain how Lily is wrong and how she doesn't know what she's talking about and that she should LEAVE MY SENPAI ALONE!!!1JJDSLGFAL JH- Well I won't. Why?

Because I watch Lily's videos too.

I discovered Lily's videos sometime after I became interested in the analysis community and she was an analyzer that I haven't seen before that point. She was blunt, critical, but interesting. She presented insights and opinions I haven't considered before and I was interested in what she had to say. I've come to enjoy her videos enough that I check in to see what she has put up. However, I cannot deny that her opinions are.. extreme at times. To present one example, in her video "Revenge of the Clop Drawer" (don't ask), due to the writers' depiction of Starlight at the time of the video, she made a comment that she won't watch any episode that centers on Starlight because "she was done with her;" that Starlight wasn't a character worth her time complaining about and thus shall be ignored from that point onwards. Even in the video she made in regards to Josh her opinions are so harsh and so venomous, I felt uncomfortable listening to it.

I was happy to learn the two actually worked together on not only projects but also worked together in general, so seeing the two fall out did upset me. Also, I won't deny that learning how Lily treated Josh during their friendship and how she is treating him now did lessen how much respect I have for her as a person. But does this mean I'll stop watching her videos? Will I regard her as a horrible person for doing all of this?

No, I won't. While I don't like what she's doing, she's done no wrong to me and I don't intend to cause more drama to someone who I imagine is receiving a wave of criticisms and slanders because of her actions up to this point.

Video content isn't the heart of the issue here; it's how Lily has been handling the situation since the fallout. While I do understand her lashing out at him, ultimately Josh has more of my sympathies due to what Lily has been saying and doing in regards to Josh and those that he is close to. So I decided to make a bit of fan art for him to cheer him up. 

In the event Mr. Scorcher is reading this, I just want you to know that even in spite of what you're going through, you're still an inspiration to a lot of people and you chosing to not be in an abusive relationship even if you miss the good times you had is actually very inspiring. It's a testiment to how strong your morals are and that you understood that the relationship you had with Lily was actually a detriment to your well-being. I understand you miss the good times you had with Lily but as a wisened sheriff once stated, "Remember them for what they did right, and not for what they did wrong." Also thank you for reading thus far, I know it was a lot to read. <XD

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So to sum all of this up:
- I am a fan of JoshScorcher
 - He posted a video of his current predicament
 - I do not hate the offender as I like her videos as well
 - I understand both parties are suffering 
 - I made this to cheer Mr. Scorcher up


Firebrand (C) :iconjoshscorcher:
MLP (C) Hasbro
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Lily ain't so much suffering but calling Josh a crybaby. -_-

This is why I think she works better as a comedian and not a critic/person who can talk about complex things. Because she's not good at it and she only sees things through her narrow scope. It works for comedy, not so much in conversation.
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wolfsilver Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Seconded.
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YandereFangirl20xx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I was really mad when I had heard that Lily Peet was berating Josh. Josh is a great guy, and clearly to good to be Lily's friend. I can't think of any reason why anyone would hurt Josh like that, he's an awesome christian/geek.
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Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: Very awesome and cool! :)
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Guardian-Flame Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Gojilion91 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You're welcome!
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PanaceaTheAnti-Venom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! I like Firebrand too!
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SonicGamerXIII Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Looks cute
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Guardian-Flame Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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SonicGamerXIII Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Np
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joshscorcher Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Thanks
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Guardian-Flame Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome Josh. :)
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ShadowBr0ny Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
That was very kind of you. Thanks for making this. I found this on Derpibooru so the image is making the rounds. I am sure Josh Scorcher will be happy to see this. You are an awesome fan.
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Guardian-Flame Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
Though I'm surprised this picture is already spreading to other sites. O.o" The wonders of the internet these days. 
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