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The Shadow Shard Page 85 by dSana The Shadow Shard Page 85 by dSana

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Another milestone reached: 10 pages of the main story left to go!


Some of you may be wondering why Spike is not at all sad about learning that his biological mother (Espera)  is long dead and waving her goodbye.

The simple answer is that there is no reason for him to be sad (except perhaps being sad/contemplative about her sad story in general).

She played no part in his life and he wasn’t on a mission to find her. Remember how canon Spike waved away opportunities to learn about her whatabouts?

Espera’s words echo this lack of attachment, when she mentions reuniting with “her“ family. She might have laid Spike’s egg over 1,000 years ago and sacrificed her life to save him (and his older sibling), but they haven’t got a chance to become a family or even know each other.  I assume being long dead can change your perspective and how you view such things as well.


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:icontheangelux22:
TheAngelux22 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019  Student General Artist
:'D
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:iconh123g:
H123G Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
On one hand, I'm glad the bad stuff is over and we're close to the ending. On the other, I'm gonna be sad when it's over.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here... But still, the Epilogue will follow!
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Scholar57 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful job, dSana!  I love the looks you gave everyone in their crystal form.

And good answer on Spike's reaction.  When it comes down to it, Spike never knew his biological mother.  He's been with Twilight since the moment he hatched.  His first memories were of her and growing up with her.  His sadness for Espera, I think, is more of a quiet sadness.  It's a shame he never got to know her or make any memories, but Spike, at the very least, got to spend these moments with her, which helped reunite him with the one who means the most to him.

Espera helped guide her son back to Twilight.  I'm sure that won't be forgotten.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconryan-corrsin:
Ryan-Corrsin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
XD awesome comic i hope to see the rest of this series and i love the bond you've shown throughout this series as it shows more behind the series of FIM.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpony4koma:
Pony4Koma Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
:iconsombraplz:: I'll be back again little ponies. You'll see. Hahahaha!!!
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EqDBot Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
And thus, she ascends into Heaven! :)
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EMositeCC Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
SHINY PAGEEE also, im glad everything is ok now
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
Aww, It's a really lovely page. <3 
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
So is the crystal out of his eye now?
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope.
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:icongoldandsliverdragon:
GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
So Sombra is still in his head?
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not wait for the rest of the story to unfold?
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:iconjkseraphim:
jkseraphim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
What it's not out! NNNNNOOOOO!! I don't want Spike to be controlled again!
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:iconjust-call-me-j:
Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist
Goosebumps and feels
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:iconastroanimations:
Astroanimations Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
wao, beautiful page
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconastroanimations:
Astroanimations Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:icondiscord-drocsid:
Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
What's with glimmer's smile?

It looks so off.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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darthflutterdash104 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
I love the crystal effect on the Ponies! ^^
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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ScarletDawnset Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw. How wonderful. I love how it all came to a happy, glistening finale (I know there's more to come, but you know what I mean). Plus, Spike looks adorable as a Crystal Dragon.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconarthus850:
Arthus850 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
I knew it. Spike's mother.
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:iconeltigre221:
eltigre221 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
SPARKLY
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:iconaplreach:
AplReach Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Student General Artist
Twilie's words and mood on her panel look rather...controlled. Like there was no actual worry whatsoever.
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:icontwisted-paradox01:
Well the Crystal Heart is a catalyst for love so it probably puts the mind at ease when under its effects. And I'm sure Twilight knew deep down Spike would do the right thing so she was less panicky.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed!
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AplReach Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Student General Artist
...makes sense. I guess more heartwarming moment dhall happen on one of the future pages.
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
Thanks for my existence, I guess.
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:iconthis-is-amazing-work:
Those crystal forms and their awesome hairdos. 
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:iconrupertbluefox:
RupertBlueFox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's quite a lore, man! And I'm happy to see our heroes saved the day again! :3
Now I think I have better understand of how things have unfolded. Great page, nonetheless!
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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kylina02 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2019
Love the comic :)  Really hope it continues a while, need to have some issues worked out.  Did find one issue  :(   The next button doesn't work yet.  ;P  

Last thing, Twilight did say 'mom's here' on a previous page :3   That mean she's going to let him call her that?
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>That mean she's going to let him call her that?

No spoilers ;-)
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:iconleonofparodies:
Leonofparodies Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
On the silver lining, Spike at least still has one mother.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He does!
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PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
His biological family has passed away? :(
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:iconeregonlover:
eregonlover Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
except for mention of a father who probably won't be brought up, they have been dead for a long time now.
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kerokogeorashi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, nice callback to the episode with Twilight's "good job" there.
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :]
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SuperSonicHeroes2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
Good job Spike, now it is time for you to go back to your real mother.

Only 10 pages left?  This has come a long way.  I can’t wait to see how it all ends.  Then every page is going in my favorites!
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:icondsana:
dSana Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, thanks! :) 
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AsherTye Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Oh how he wants to nibble on his nails... :lol:
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CHICAGO-PD-STARS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
:clap:
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Yoshifan30 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2019
Wow they look so shiny and yeah spike you did it
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