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Totally not supposed to be Red Bull knockoffs

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I wanted to explore the sort of technology that could exist in the FiM-verse (or at least, in my personal, sort-of-extended, somewhat-in-the-future FiM-verse). I'm not fond of steampunk and magicpunk (Dungeonpunk?) where mundane technology is held back 'because magic', which is why I wanted to minimize the magical elements in this pic and focus on the technology. The little touches of magic are all of the Magitek/Sufficiently Analyzed Magic kind (crystal tubes, magic transistors ... interspersed and mingled throughout but used in ways that would be familiar to us, and even powered by plain old electricity). So aesthetically everything looks dated and clunky, but functionally this mish-mash technology would be capable of doing things that aren't yet possible in our world
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I love your approach

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Feralysis's avatar
She's so frickin thin...
Okay this pick is awsome.
I was wondering if I could use the character in a fanfic though.
Alicornbrodie's avatar
Somehow makes me think of doctor octopus.
this reminds me of an interesting story about a Pegasus pony named "Ratchette" who has a knack for repairing enchanted items:
 www.fimfiction.net/story/21785…
fanliterature101's avatar
what's her name...i need it cause i might write a story based on this...what is it exactly?
Ghalaghor's avatar
Lyra would love this and want her own cybernetic arms too.
Istarian's avatar
No offense intended, but I've always found it odd that people try to adapt the pony to human technology which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I've yet to understand how a pony could use a screwdriver, frankly, given the need to rotate it (torque?) which is trickier than just holding onto one and practically designed for human usage. It would seem more sensible to try and imagine what a pony would have come up with minus any reference to Earth. The homage to vacuum tubes is interesting, but the vacuum part doesn't make a lot of sense with gems. I mean, why would the gems overheat? A mounting more like you'd find on a ring or necklace might look more sensible than two wires running to it.
fornitm's avatar
It's looks like character from anime "X", Dragon of Earth, working with super-comp BEAST.
QuantumBranching's avatar
"So aesthetically everything looks dated and clunky, but functionally this mish-mash technology would be capable of doing things that aren't yet possible in our world"

In other words, like Steampunk or Deiselpunk. :D
ionoid's avatar
Except less shitty looking.
LightReading2's avatar
those metal arms makes it looks like the Doctor Octopus of ponyville.
TheBipedalVisitor's avatar
They remind me more of Karax from Legacy of the Void, IMPO.
PrismaticAngel's avatar
Considering Vinyl's been shown with a full out DJ kit relating to her name it's within the realm of possibility. That & they apparently have Polaroids now. (Since Season 2?) So your "extended in the future" FiM could very well be possible.
K4nK4n's avatar
Cool image! How did I miss this one?
Do you seek the Toymaker's son?
JediJess's avatar
Kinda makes me think of some of the first computers. I love the idea behind this! keep up the great work!
ILM126's avatar
those two tape rolls reminds me of NASA 1960s :P
ILM126's avatar
those two tape rolls reminds me of NASA 1960s :P
zsewq55912's avatar
badass there computer magic style awww yeah babe
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