Okay so Hearthswarming Episode aired Dec 17, 2011
Discord Whooves’ first post is December 20th, 2011
My concept sketches of Dissy were around December 14th but I didn’t post them anywhere
Either way, my design is still pretty different from the Hearthswarming Doctor.
These traits are the traits that are unique to Dissy’s design when combined:
Ice blue eyes (This is not a discorded trait at all. Discorded ponies have even their eyes turn gray)
Shadows under the eyes (from lack of sleep/energy/being sick and drained)
Wings (Appeared on him later on due to biological malfunction)
Black Bowtie (10th Doctor once said “whenever I wear a black bowtie, something goes wrong.”) Doctor Whooves has never been shown in a bowtie canonically.
Black mane and tail (Black. not a gray shade of the brown he had. BLACK. Hearthswarming Doctor has a gray mane.)
Messy bangs in the front (Because his mane grew out and got messy and he stopped brushing it back) Not to be confused with Hearthswarming Doctor, where it’s pushed down by a HAT.
Later I added visible fetlocks.
Only recently have I been forced to take a step further by lopping off his mane and tail and adding a black collar to his neck.
I did that because I was getting really sick and tired of people not realizing that other design was in fact made popular by me and that no one else had that design until I presented it. And the only reason people see it everywhere is because of how popular the blog became and how much fan art it gets.
And there are a lot of dumb people who see the fan art and assume it’s a fandom character, then they draw fan art of it.
Then the source is lost and people start thinking “Oh this design is for everyone, well I’ll use it too!”
It really, really upsets me. I know it shouldn’t, but it does.
Not many of you will and some of you will.
I ran into jitters in on my livestreams for Allons-y here when I was drawing an update. We ended up keeping contact after that livestream and I’ve been taking to him since.
Around this time he was talking about starting his own Doctor Whooves blog. Me and Warden, who also I just met, both told him to go for it. As I loved his art and I’d totally would follow it.
Not to long after that Discorded Whooves came.
So I can tell you this, He was thought up before the Hearthswarming Episode. As only a few people knew he was going to start the blog.
That’s because he was planned in advance.