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Names To Faces by bobthedalek Names To Faces by bobthedalek
Holy surprise Octaparents name reveal Batman! But what do I care, I'm probably still going to refer to them as Octamum and Octadad every now and again. :P

Anyone who's been around for a while will know it's been ages since I promised to reveal the names of the Octaparents, but at last here they are, complete with an explanation as to why Octamum was referred to as "Mrs. Melody" in the 'Baby Talk' comic. It seems 'Melody' is a family name, something which is quite rare in Equestria it seems. :P

Also, for anyone who is interested. Octadad is sat in front of a Wurlitzer Organ in the first panel. Look, he's actually doing something musical for one, now if only I could get Octamum to do something arty! =P

And for the record, yes my face does look like Octadad's on my University I.D. card. I sneezed.

Sorry to all my 'traditionalist' fans for all the digital work at the moment. Haven't had the time to go out and restock myself with traditional supplies as of late! :D

UPDATE: Went and corrected the spelling of Octadad's name. It now has two T's instead of three! :P

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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
So, either way...she was going to have the initials of M.M.M.
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OperativeNumbuh227 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, cruel indeed!
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LinkinshirePony Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YES!!! They have NAMES! Finally! Names! ... I mean erm... yes. This is a very good thing. And I really like them too. :D 'Mixed Media' especially is rather brilliant though I have to say that Ostinato suites Octadad rather well. 
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bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thought you'd like it. :P
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Wait, isn't ostinato written with a single 't', or is "Ostinatto" an intentional name thing?
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Truth be told, it was a massive spelling mistake on my part due to the time of the morning I made this at. I'm thinking about trying to digitally edit it through. :P
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Berlioz-II Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Ah, I figured it'd had to be either that or then a reference/joke that I just didn't get.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Octadad's name is a real tongue twister. Think I'll keep calling him "Octadad". :)
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
Poor Ostinatto. XD
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
:D
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ZeroPegasi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found my old uni id and I looked so wired
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD
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FallenShadow000 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We all shuld know by now that the cameras made to take ID photos are specifically rigged to either:

A) Subliminally force you to make a stupid face

B) Just plain fugly.
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Indeed.
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HampshireBrony Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
ID card photos...
Southdowns college: Drowned rat (been walking in the rain for 2 hours beforehand)
Highbury college: Serial killer
Driving licence: Drowned rat serial killer (SDC photo, but black and white)
RAYNET ID card: Slightly serial killer
Ambulance service ID: Epic serial killer
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
So I'm not the only one who looks like a serial killer on their driving licence. Well that's a relief! :P
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:iconhampshirebrony:
HampshireBrony Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I don't think that there's a single person with a flattering ID card photo
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TotalBassist45 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Trolol nice face :P
I know that feeling all to well.
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
:D
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AbyssalEmissary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

It would have been epic Trollestia if the student cards said "Octamum" and "Octadad". :D (And think about the questions that would have raised. ;) )


You want Octamum to do something arty? Well, what she is doing with Vinyl is arty. Somehow. She could also start body painting. Vinyls pale coat would be perfect. ;)


As for me you don't have to excuse for the digital art. The style is the same so the difference isn't that dramatic. And there are good reasons for both traditional and digital art. At least I won't abandon you because of this. :)

Speaking of drawing supplies: I got some new stuff. We should see the results tomorrow in my drawing for the ATG-Alumni-Group.

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bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Damn, I kind of wish I'd done that now! =P

Hmmm.......Octamum + Vinyl + Art..... that actually gives me a good idea. ;)

As for the digital art, the main reason I talked about it is it's offering me some practice for a piece of character design work of mine, for which I've got to digitally paint part of the image with an airbrush, the 'sorrows' piece was my main practice piece, and it actually came out quite nicely I think. And whilst I thought you wouldn't abandon me, It's amazing the amount of notes I've had from people asking me why I no longer do traditional art, just based on two pieces. :P
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AbyssalEmissary Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

"Octamum + Vinyl + Art"

Now I'm curious to see the result of this equation. :icontwilightheeplz:

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JimmyLethal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mixed Media? That sounds like a great name. Mixed Melody isn't bad, either.
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Indeed it isn't. :)
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeap, adorable. :) And also I don't know why they don't do a retake, it's just only less than 10 seconds to readjust, UNLESS there's tons of students to snapshot and no time for retakes. :o
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
When I had mine done, the woman behind the desk looked like she wanted to throw paper clips at people due to stress. 

And that was at 10:30AM. :P
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BB-K Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes.
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Sarxis Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Awesome. 
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
:)
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I'm sorry, did some pertinant information get released about Octamom and Octadad? NOTHING HAS CHANGED FOR ME!!! Lol jk I'll try to refer to them by their true names from now on, but there was a ring to Octaparents that I don't think I will be able to throw off so easily. :)
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bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh don't worry, I'm still going to be referring to them as the Octaparents. The amount of notes nagging me for names was unreal though, so I thought it best to get it out of the way. :P
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Well, I guess you satisfy some people.
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DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
OH MAH GAH
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD
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Rockethead117 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THE NAMES! THE NAMES! THE NAMES! FINALLY!
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD
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dragonfire238 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
have her drawing a comic of the comic that we see lol
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
:XD:
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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute comic, and finally, their names! They really fit with their personalities... but I think I'm going to stick to calling them Octamum and Octadad xD
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah, I'm still doing that as well, though it does set several peoples minds at rest. :P
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:iconhuman-pon3:
Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, now we've switched from wondering what their names are to who Vinyl's parents are =P
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah, and I don't particularly have any plans of how to get them in if they're going to appear at all.

If the Octaparents could be created on a totally random whim, Vinyl's parents can be done the same! :P
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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Yes they shall! And I shall be awaiting their appearance!
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LindeDash Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
I wonder what Octadad is composing?

Don't many of us have these awkward ID-card pictures? 
On the photo of my student card, it looked like I was a tiny human in the picture-frame for a Giant! My entire head was in the picture, but for some reason, the picture ended at my neck and the top of my head was in the center of the picture. 

If it is digital art, would you be able to add the missing letter? 
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
I could always imagine him playing something along the lines of this:


Missing letter? Oh yes, so there is. Spelling never was my strong point. Seem the spell checker missed that one somehow! :P
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mobfrog7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Where’s vinyl’s parents?
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:iconbobthedalek:
bobthedalek Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
I currently don't have any plans to feature them.
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mobfrog7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
oh ok. ps love your work.
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