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Just something I've been meaning to do for a while, made some time between work just to do some of my own projects.
I always been curious about the royalty of Equestria. If Princess Celestia was responsible for the Sun, Princess Luna the Moon, Princess Cadence of Love and Princess Twilight of... going batshit insane oftentimes, then could there be more royal ponies out there, each in charge of their own elements? This idea was born from that curiosity. Enjoy! ^_^
Her name is Tsarevna Snegurochka, Ice Princess of the Frozen North. She holds dominion over the lands beyond the Crystal Mountains, and is responsible for the seasonal cycle of winter across Equestria. During the closing days of summer, Snegurochka sews mighty quilts of frost on the peaks of the tallest mountains, which she blankets the world with during the winter months.
While she has been characterised as a demure and distant matriarch, she does indeed care for her people dearly, even if she doesn't engage them as regularly as Canterlot royalty.
I've been thinking about names for her domain as well, the lands beyond the Crystal Mountains. Somehow, I've wanted to explore a very Eastern European theme with her, so I've been trying to mess around with location names from the Far East. Some of the names that kinda strikes me atm:-
Kievan Rus = Vsadnik Rus [Vsadnik = Equestrian], Stallionski Rus or Kazaky Rus. [Kazaky = Cossack]
Novgorod = Neighgorod
Stalingrad = Stalliongrad
If you have some names you've thought of that'd suit the Ice Princess' domain or you think the names I've come up with works well for you, do tell! I'm open to suggestions/feedback. ^_^
ps: It's also sized (weirdly enough) at a comfortable widescreen format of 1920x1080. Feel free to use it as a wallpaper if you wish. ^_^
So I couldn’t sleep last night, and to pass the time I did what I usually do until I get sleepy… DOODLE! Aaaaand I drew quite a bit, actually. Among those drawings is this; as part of the art trade between myself and CigarsCigarettes, she asked me to draw Applejack since she’s her favorite pony (and seriously, who could blame her? AJ’s awesome o3o)
All she wanted was snarly, angry Applejack, but I ended up redrawing the four expressions seen in this image: earthsong9405.deviantart.com/a…
I know, I know, the old one’s ugly. Don’t remind me. :C
But they’re redrawn now, so everyone’s happeh! I think of all of them, My favorites are angry AJ and the one on the left. And if anyone’s curious why angry AJ has visible fangs, here’s a little headcanon to give ya some context.
The way I see them, the ponies are omnivorous. Their ancestors before they ultimately evolved into the ponies we know now not only foraged, but also partook in hunting as well. As of now, the equine lean slightly more toward being vegetarian, but they do still eat meat. Their main source of meat comes from small mammals (like squirrels and rabbits, rodents), poultry, and fish. I could go on and on about what, exactly are prey animals in this world, but I won’t ‘cause I’m sure you guys don’t wanna hear me ramble. o3o
Anywhooo, that’s why the ponies have fangs. Real equine actually tend to have fangs that are referred to as “Wolf teeth”, but as far as I know, it occurs mostly in stallions. The fangs in the MLP ponies are seen in every breed and gender of equine. However, like humans, how developed and sharp they are varies from individual to individual, but earth ponies and pegasi tend to have longer, sharper fangs.
Buuuuuut yeah. Not much else to say, and if you see typos, that’s because I’m exhausted. So yeah. Ask questions if you have them, and as always, thank you checking out my stoof. c:
We’re the Ponysaur,
The Cute Ponysaur,
Fear the wrath of the Cute Ponysaur
"Birds of a Feather". As for me, I felt that I had to go forward with this little snapshot, suggesting how the Canterlot native might welcome the latest avian occupant to the castle.