So Discord is back for good this time. My fangirl vibes are screaming for Discord/Celestia. XD
I liked this episode so much and couldn't avoid drawing a few thoughts I had while watching it. First; I didn't buy the "let's reform Discord and use his magic for good" from Celestia, so I made a rough sketch of what was the real reason behind all that. Second; seriously that introduction with the ponies wondering where Flutterhy and Applejack were... my shipper mind trailed far and because I kind of ship Applejack and Fluttershy XD And third; Fluttershy and Discord being friends? Why the heck not~
Fluttershy's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future. A little warning. This concept involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity. Thou have been warned! XD
Here's the usual summary regarding the character's background:
When news about Twilight's disappearance reached Fluttershy she volunteered right away with Rainbow Dash to search for her friend along with the others, but Fluttershy's strength to accompany them fade away fast as she unexpectedly fell ill with high fever. Knowing that she would only slow the others down she decided to go back home but Rainbow Dash refused to let her go on her own and accompanied her. As the two girls returned to Ponyville Fluttershy felt that she was getting worse but even so she did her best to hide it from Rainbow Dash, which didn't work, Rainbow always knew when she was lying. Fluttershy recovered within a few weeks thanks to Rainbow Dash's constant care, and a couple of days after that Ponyville is unexpectedly attacked by Chrysalis' army. Fluttershy was scared to fight but without Twilight to help them she'd have to do something, and so she swallowed her fear and joined Rainbow Dash and their friends in the fight. The battle was won but unfortunately it wasn't the last. The attacks became more frequent and their town was getting obliterated. Fluttershy couldn't take it, this war was too much for her to handle and as she began to lose hope it left her in a awful state of depression. But one day something unexpected happened. Rainbow Dash knelled to her and presented her a wedding ring. In her proposal she promised that would do anything to make her happy again and she vowed to take a stand and end the war. Rainbow Dash's vow began to take form as she organized an army with the townspeople and their counterattacks became successful. And then one day she formed a perfect plan for an ambush at the castle in Canterlot. But when the plan failed Fluttershy and everyone else had to fight desperately for their lives. Fluttershy could barely keep up with the others and then her fate was sealed when a Changeling blasted a green acid on her face and caused her permanent blindness. She miraculously escaped along with the other main four but they had to leave everyone else behind. And when they got back to Ponyville Applejack broke the friendship bonds with Rainbow, and when everyone leaves Fluttershy is the only one who doesn't abandon her. As the days go by Fluttershy tried to get used to her new life without vision but it was proving to be hard. She couldn't cook or sew without hurting herself, nor even walking around the house on her own without tripping. She required Rainbow's assistance for everything and Fluttershy started to feel like a burden and it was tearing her apart. So one night she made a decision which would change everything. She ran away. And the only thing she left behind was the ring Rainbow gave her so her beloved could always remember her. She wandered without knowing where to go, and then she ended up deep within the woods of Everfree Forest. There she was encountered by several creatures, and instead of hurting her they aided and took care of her. With the past of the years Fluttershy's senses grew sharp and she got accustomed to her blindness. Now she lives in the forest with the creatures and developed incredible archery skills which prove useful whenever a Changeling dares to enter the forest.
Coming up next is our fashionista Rarity!
Edit: Shoot! I forgot her cutie mark! Quick fix! 'XD
Soooo I had this comic among my recent works and taking a closer look at it I thought it could be used as a Valentine's Day drawi-comic! It doesn't have the usual hearts and chocolate theme but I guess it still counts because what matters is the love! XD Pay no mind to the crappy outline, lately I'm lazy to do it. This scenario was sort of inspired on the episode where were falling stars, I forgot the name, meh! XD Anyways~ The comic speaks for itself so I have nothing else to add.
Rainbow Dash's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future. A little warning. This concept involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity. Thou have been warned! XD
Here's the usual summary regarding the character's background:
After hearing from Pinkie Pie about Twilight's disappearance, Rainbow Dash immediately voluntered to help in the search of their friend. But when Fluttershy fell unexpectedly ill with high fever she had to choose to give up the search temporarily and take the sick girl back home. When the two pegasi arrive at Ponyville Fluttershy tells Rainbow Dash to not worry about her and to go assist Pinkie and Spike in their quest, but she refused as saw the awful state of her girlfriend and decided to stay to take care of her. Days after Fluttershy's recovery Ponyville is attacked by the Changelings and the two pegasi along with their friends fought the army and won but almost miraculously. As the days go by the attacks are more frequent and the folk from Ponyville can barely survive. Rainbow Dash decided that she had to take a stand and organized an army with the people of their town, along with a spying team which was in charge of finding weaknesses from the Changelings. Thanks to her leadership the townsfolk managed to survive for much longer, and then one day she received news from her spy squad. They had discovered a secret passage which would lead right into the castle in Canterlot. Rainbow Dash elaborated a plan which was sure to work, and even when Applejack warned she ignored. This time they were going to defeat Chrysalis. However, her plan failed. Chrysalis and her army was expecting their arrival since the beginning. Rainbow Dash and her friends fought for their lives but they were in disadvantage and were falling fast at the hands of the Changelings. And when she saw Fluttershy getting hurt her opponents took the chance and inflicted a dreadful cut on her right eye. Trying to ignore the pain Rainbow rushed to Fluttershy's side and desperately tried to protect her with just half of her vision working. The absence of her right eye became a huge blind spot, for she couldn't see a Changeling striking from that side and slicing her right arm. The mane five managed to return to Ponyville but at a high cost, and Rainbow Dash and Applejack argue with each other about what happened. The farm girl cuts the friendship bonds with the pegasus girl and her other friends follow out, being Fluttershy the only one who stays by her side. However, one night Rainbow Dash woke up and to find that she left, and the only thing she left behind was the ring Rainbow Dash gave her when she proposed years ago. At the present, Rainbow Dash still fights the Changelings on her own when they come for a fight and none of them defeated her until now even though she's missing an eye and an arm.
Truth be told, the only reason I draw Rainbow Dash so much is because of her design (also for shipping with Fluttershy XD), in personality wise she disappoints me. But just recently in the previous episode, "Wonderbolts Academy", Rainbow Dash shows the attitude I've been expecting to see since the series started. I got to say I'm very happy with the change and I just hope they keep her this way.
So, after watching this wonderful episode I've gained inspiration to make a drawing based on it.
Twilight Sparkle's design for the "what if" story where she travels into an alternative and dark future. A little warning. This concept involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity. Thou have been warned!
Here's the usual summary, however this one is about what happens to Twilight as the story unfolds, aaand is a little big:
After overcoming the shock of seeing Pinkie Pie's scarred figure, Twilight asked her what happened. Pinkie explained to her once long lost lover that she mysteriously disappeared fifteen years ago without a trace, and that during her absence Equestria fell into the Changelings hands. As heard the explanation Twilight started to realize what happened to her. She had been sent into the future, along with Star Swirl's book which lead her there. The Princess's mind was full of questions but the first thing she could think of asking was where their friends were. Pinkie, saddened, told that they have been apart since an incident which occurred six years ago and that involved Spike. Pinkie takes Twilight in disguise to a cemetery on the outskirts of town and there they find a tombstone with Spike's name on it. Twilight, devastated and unbelieving what her eyes saw, she opened Star Swirl's book of spells and desperately searched for the page that brought her there. As she found the said page she tried to concentrate her magic to open the portal but without effect. She was stuck there in that dreadful future. Twilight trembled with both sadness and revolt, and then her eyes trailed into the distance, catching sight of Canterlot's castle, now destroyed by the Changelings but still standing tall. The Princess turned to Pinkie Pie with a determined look in her eyes and said they were going to regain the kingdom back from Chrysalis. And they were going to defeat her together with their friends. That was Twilight's only hope to make things right. Their first stop was at the former Sugarcube Corner, where the Apple siblings now live. There they met Applejack, who was surprised to see Twilight after such a long time. Twilight explained what happened to her and requests for Applejack's help. The latter accepted without second thoughts but when the Princess said they'd need Rainbow Dash too she got reluctant about that. Applejack was confused why Twilight would even consider her after what happened to Spike, but the princess responded that it mustn't have been her fault, she would never lead her friends to their death. After that the three girls headed to Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's cottage, only to discover that Rainbow has been living on her own and that Fluttershy disappeared six years ago. Rainbow explained to them that she must've left because she blamed her for losing her sight. Applejack, shocked to hear what happened between them, turned unexpectedly to Rainbow and assured her that Fluttershy wouldn't leave her for something like that. With Twilight's help the two girls talked things out and gaining back their lost friendship. Now with Rainbow Dash on board, the team's next step was to reach Hayseed Swamps, where Rarity lived according to Applejack. Twilight suggested that their fastest way there was through the Everfree Forest, and even when her friends warned about how more dangerous it became the Princess didn't show any fear, only assuring that she would protect them at any cost. As they traversed the forest they were attacked by a stranger who turned out to be none other than Fluttershy, and when the blind girl realized she almost killed her friends she panicked and apologized countless times. After that Rainbow Dash decided to talk with her to resolve their issues, and in the end they re-conciliated and got back together. Twilight was more than overjoyed to see their friends happily together again, and that gave her hope for a better future once they've defeated the Changeling Queen. Now the main five headed to their final destination in order to find Rarity. As they arrived to the said refugee camp they notice it's not small at all, and to find their friend they would have to split up. Applejack was the one who found her, and when Twilight and the others reunited with them she thought Rarity would want to join them but she was determined to not go. Furthermore, she begged them to not go either, she didn't want to lose anyone else. Twilight comprehended her fears, after knowing what her friends have been through it was understandable, and she didn't want to force Rarity to join them. Instead, Twilight just explained why neither she or the others wanted to give up. They didn't want to live under the shadow of Chrysalis anymore, nor allow her to take everything they held dear. Twilight was determined to bring back the once prosperous kingdom of Equestria, for all those who've suffered and gave their lives in the war, for Spike. When the main five left the camp they were surprised to see Rarity running after them with a few bags full of supplies. She had changed her mind. Apparently Twilight's words have reached her will to stand up and fight for her beliefs. Now that the team was back together they still had one final challenge ahead of them and it lied on Canterlot's Castle. The night approached fast as the main six got closer to the mountain where the castle stood, and when Twilight recalled that they've been walking miles all day she decided it was best to rest before the final battle. The six girls talked for a while, reminding the good old days and new plans they had to help rebuild the kingdom. And when they started to get tired they fell asleep one after another with exception of Twilight. She didn't feel like sleeping. Instead she thought on all the horrible things she saw and heard all day. She thought on how her absence made their whole world turn upside down. As the sleep finally caught up with her, she glanced at each one of her friends and lover, all holding hands and sleeping close to each other, and before falling asleep she promised that wouldn't abandon them ever again.
Ok, I lied. This isn't the last piece of the set. Spike the Dragon will have his own piece too, he deserves it as much as the girls. Probably more.
Pinkie Pie's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future.
Just like I did for Twilight, I'll leave a short summary here regarding Pinkie's background:
Right after Twilight Sparkle's mysterious disappearance Pinkie Pie and her friends searched for her at every corner of Equestria along with many others by Princess Celestia's command. But as the months passed and still without a clue the search teams began to give up. All except Twilight's trusted friends. However, not even they could find what the others couldn't and so they gave up one after another. But Pinkie Pie was the only one to prevail. Even when her legs couldn't walk any further she pressed on, for she believed that Twilight would return. About three years later she returns to Ponyville covered in scars from several battles she fought during her quest, and to find that her town was attacked by the Changelings. According to the other mane four, Queen Chrysalis heard of Twilight's disappearance and took haste on conquering Equestria. The years go by and the mane five attempted various strikes at the Changelings new headquarters in Canterlot, but all failed. And they could barely survive the attacks upon their town. Later, when Rainbow Dash's last plan causes grave damage, the group goes in separated ways and Pinkie Pie decides to move into Twilight's former home at the Golden Oak Library. Now she keeps Twilight's home safe from the Changelings while waiting patiently for her return. Which miraculously happens five years later.
Oh a little side note for a warning. This story involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity.
Next is Applejack! I'm going to follow the order Twilight meets them in the story.
"A good thing came out of this burned skin. I don't care about my looks anymore and now I attend the refugees at full time."
Rarity's design for the "what if" story where Twilight Sparkle travels into an alternative and dark future. A little warning. This concept involves my favorite pairings: Rainbow x Fluttershy, Pinkie x Twilight and Applejack x Rarity. Thou have been warned! XD
Here's the usual summary regarding the character's background:
After hearing that Twilight mysteriously vanished Rarity went along with Applejack and their friends on a long search through Equestria in the hopes of finding her. Rarity didn't mind the long walk, especially if its objective was to find a lost friend, but as this dragged for months the purple haired girl began to reach her limit. Applejack was the first to notice her fatigue and suggested to pause the search but Pinkie Pie immediately refused to give up. Rarity intended to continue, no matter how exhausted she was, but then Applejack decided to carry her back home. As the two girls arrived to Ponyville Rarity thought Applejack would go back to the search but she was surprised when the farm girl said no. According to her it was pointless to keep looking. She believed that Twilight would return by her own efforts, knowing the girl she most likely would, and that reassured Rarity. Not long after their friends' return Ponyville was attacked by the Changelings, and Rarity despite not liking to fight refused to let Applejack and Spike fight on their own. Along with their friends and the townsfolk they managed to make the Changelings retreat. But their victory was short as the attacks became frequent after the fall of Canterlot. Rarity began to fear for the safety of her family and started making plans of possibly moving from Ponyville to a safer place. If there was any at all. But those plans were temporarily put aside when Rainbow Dash informed her and the others about a strategy she elaborated to ambush Chrysalis. Who knew, it could probably work and she wouldn't have to leave town. As the decisive day arrived Rarity started to feel anxious. Applejack and Spike assured her that everything would be fine, but unfortunately it didn't went that way because as they set foot in the castle they were ambushed by the Changeling Queen's army. A bloody fight took place in the castle and the Changelings were clearly in advantage as they wiped out Rarity's comrades one by one. During the fight a Changeling caught her and had set a part of her clothes on fire, which ended up burning part of her skin. And as if it wasn't bad enough for her Applejack rushed to save her from being crushed by the crumbling walls and ended up losing one of her legs. Rarity feared it was the end for them, there was no escape, but then Spike stepped up and ordered her and Pinkie to guide everyone out before turning into a full grown dragon and fighting the Changelings by himself. When the main five returned to Ponyville Rarity watched silent as Applejack and Rainbow Dash argued and broke the bonds with each other. After that she came to the conclusion that she couldn't bear to live in that town anymore. She didn't want to lose anyone else. Before leaving she asked Applejack to go with her and bring her family along, but the farm girl refused, she just couldn't abandon the town where she grew up nor its people. Rarity and her family followed other townsfolk who seek a safer place to live and they ended up in a small refugee camp built within the woods close to the Hayseed Swamps. Now Rarity attends the refugees at full time, providing them clothes and fixing them, giving them food and helping the sick and wounded.
Coming next and the final piece of the set, Princess Twilight Sparkle.
Important note!: Ok I can't take it anymore, people keep asking "what about Spike? Why won't you draw him?", it was going to be a surprise drawing after I'm done with Twilight's drawing but well, now it isn't anymore...