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#dm29HolidayHorse Day 13: Twilight + Shining Armor

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December 13th: The Majestic Snow Horse Lugs a Chosen Tree Back To The Crystal Castle.

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TooCliched's avatar
That's just cute!
GJTProductions's avatar
:iconshiningarmorplz: "See, I can pull off the farm-stallion look too! :iconhugegrinplz:"
:iconbigmacintoshplz: :iconverynotimpressedplz:
AspiePie's avatar
They killed a poor tree.. Bloomberg is scared!
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ShannaImprov's avatar
Christmas adorableness for Shining Armor and Twily :heart: !
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kTd1993's avatar
now its sibling time.
GunnurBoyExo's avatar
AAWWWW Sibling Time between Twilight & Shining Armor. :D
Didgereethebrony's avatar
We don't get to see these two together often anymore, this is adorable
Kyuzai's avatar
That's never really been a common occurrence in the show anyways. Armor and Cadence are secondary (better than being minor), so it just isn't a main focus unfortunately.

I at least appreciate that season 5 episode showed Armor's funnier side and more little hints to the relationship that Twilight, Armor, and Cadence all share as a family. That's always nice but unless the writers are going to REALLY start pulling off more miracles like fleshing out their relationship further or (if the fans REALLY get lucky) Armor becomes an alicorn somehow, I don't think we'll ever get a hell of a lot out of it.

I always imagined Armor and Cadence as one of Twilight's greatest influences. Back when she never cared about friendship, she already had two very close friends. Even a subtle gesture like in that episode when she hugs them both AT THE SAME TIME and says "I love you guys." gives more evidence to how important they are to her. Maybe the season 2 finale provides enough of that, but it never FELT like enough.

I think this show would be more than capable of showcasing, for examples, the imperfections of their relationship and maybe the fear that life would eventually drive all 3 of them apart. I get it's a kid's show (and one that never expected to be so popular outside of female audiences) but it's still capable of such drama (especially because Armor and Cadence are about to have a kid). Maybe my expectations are too high or I'm overanalyzing the show.....but that's how I've always seen it.

I suppose at the end of the day if I want to see such drama come from such a complex relationship between 3 people.....I should just make my own characters.
GJTProductions's avatar
What is really needed is a spin-off series with "the Royal Four" (Celestia, Luna, Shining Armor, Cadance), set primarily (at first) in Canterlot and running roughly parallel to Friendship is Magic's first two seasons. I'm certain the dramatic and storytelling potential, and more importantly opportunities to flesh out relationships, would be very high. Not just in the context of their connections to Twilight, but between each of them as well. I think it would be a good idea to "uncouple" the main royal characters from the limitations of the main show and put them in a place where their characterizations and backstory could be explored more thoroughly.
Kyuzai's avatar
That's is probably never going to happen, because like I said, that's not a priority of the show.
SeriousJupiter's avatar
This is cute, but why is he doing it the hard way? Also, I thought every Holiday Horse picture would have different ponies in it, but clearly I was wrong.
dm29's avatar
nope. I got a list of pairings to do.
Plus 25 days of Twilight and Flash would be boring.
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CasanovaGuy01's avatar
brother and sister
pikatwig's avatar
This is super adorable and seems like something they'd do when they were little. Great work
EverlastingJoy's avatar
Good lord this is cute.

So quick question, does Shiny run into snowbanks to get some privacy time? With his white coat, he'd blend into it pretty darn fast and easily.
Adorkable and cute! Twi and Shiny for best siblings! :)
Nova-night's avatar
This is so sweet! Twi and Shiny are so cute!
KBL1035's avatar
This is the reason I always wanted to have a brother. This is so cute. :)
Articunos-Bitch's avatar
But the tree's facing the wrong direction! He's going to ruin it by dragging all the needles the wrong way. What's more, why is he dragging his sister along? She should be arguing with him over something like a real sister would.
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