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My Little Concepts by KYMSnowman My Little Concepts by KYMSnowman
Another idea I had for a while, this little piece is based on the question, "What would the show be like if Lauren's original character concepts were used instead of the current ponies?"

The answer: Not much difference, really.

Sure, maybe the Sonic Rainboom wouldn't really work as well as it did in the show, Pinkie would have the wings instead of Fluttershy, and some alterations to origin stories would have to be made so as to be based on these cutie marks, but all in all, it would be pretty much the same show with color-swaps of the current list of characters.

This image was used as a reference for the concept ponies: [link]

This image from the opening sequence was used as a reference for the poses: [link]

And just so we get things straight:
- Applejack stays as Applejack
- Fluttershy is now Posey
- Pinkie Pie is now Surprise
- Rainbow Dash is now Firefly
- Rarity is now Sparkler, and
- Twilight Sparkle is now just Twilight

EDIT: A very special thanks to fuckyeahrarity.tumblr.com for promoting this image! Here's a link to the page: [link]
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biancaroseg Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it
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RurouniGemini83 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Yet there's still the question of who Ember's equivalent would've been? (Ember was the youngest of the original ponies in 'Rescue at Midnight Castle', and the only one without a 'cutie mark' in the group)
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Ember inspired Apple Bloom mostly (as the initial plan was for it to just be Apple Bloom on her own), but is ultimately the inspiration for the CMC, and possibly the whole "earn your cutie mark" thing.

So Ember actually may be the reason one of my favorite story arcs exists, nice.
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pokemonmlp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
It would be the CMC. Mostly Apple Bloom.
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PetitAnge1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, i love it, i miss old my little pony show
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:iconpairmaker:
pairmaker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Awesome
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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Zapxthehunter Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Artist
heres something weird


when i was watching hurricane fluttershy i swear i see a colt version of firefly


anyone else seen that?
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Skylanderandponyluvr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did!! creepy right!?
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Zapxthehunter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Artist
its more
like
whats the word that starts with n?

well

its cool to see a old pony with new features like gender-bend or something like goggles or scarf
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Another thing I've been thinking of; seeing as the first episode of Friendship is Magic (I count both parts as one episode) was based on a G1 fanfiction Lauren did when she was young, she probably assigned the elements to these ponies back then, right? Based on the G1 TV Series (which Lauren was a fan of) let's see if the match up (because, I've like, got nothing better to do =p)

Twilight = Magic/Friendship: Makes sense, she seems to show both of these in her episode, more the Friendship thing though.
Surprise = Laughter: This is perfect for her, she is obviously amused when she surprises the other ponies, and she is very fun loving anyway.
Applejack = Honesty: The G1 Applejack isn't really given enough screen time to show if this works or not, but I think that the FIM version of Applejack is based more on Lauren's interpretation of the G1 version, rather than the G1 version herself.
Posey = Kindness: How can this not suit her? She maybe more about flowers than animals (which some gardeners would say requires kindness itself), but she also looks after the younger ponies (paid homage with Fluttershy in one episode, did you see it?) , all in all she's a very caring pony.
Sparkler = Generosity: Like AJ, Sparkler isn't on screen enough times to really show this. It should be noted that Lauren originally intended Sparkler (soon to become Rarity) to be the element of inspiration, so some parts may have been rewritten anyway.
Firefly = Loyalty: She was the first pony to actually attempt to do something to save her friends in Rescue at Midnight Castle (a favorite episode of Lauren's, and of mine for that matter). She so obviously the Element of Loyalty.

Sorry if I typed a lot, but I am very interested in this.
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pokemonmlp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Actually, Applejack would most likely be the Element of Sillyness, because of her ditzyness and the silly Pony song.
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FluffyMareep Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-cough- SOMEONESHOULDMAKEASERIESOFTHIS -cough-
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Someone tried to, but wasn't allowed, so we go FIM. (cheap shot, I know, but I agree it would be awesome).
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FluffyMareep Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh ok.
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Skylanderandponyluvr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How about someone makes a fan fiction of this?!
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Oh here's another thing since your mentioned cutie marks, I will admit that I wonder what the storyline would have been. For one thing, would they still have been from one event? Probably, because the point seems to be that they were meant to be friends one day, but would they use the Sonic Rainboom (which is always rainbow colored whoever does it) or not? They could, but Firefly's cutie mark doesn't match that event, so maybe they could have done something else (assuming she's still the one who instigates the event).

Twilight, Applejack and Sparkler's cutie marks could be given the same storyline, and possibly Firefly's as well, but her motivation for the race would have to change because Posey wouldn't be there (I don't think Surprise would be in the same situation). If they did go with the Sonic Rainboom, maybe the sudden appearance of it could have made Surprise realize how fun surprises are or something? Posey's cutie mark would be about gardening, I'm not really sure how the rainboom could help this, unless it lights up some flowers or something, and she decides she wants to be a gardener?

Sorry if that was long.
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pokemonmlp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
The Double Inside-Out Loop?
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EeveePikachuChan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally think that if it was Firefly's doing to make them all get their cutie marks, Surprise would have been
sad, right? So she was getting picked on by the other colts, but when she saw Firefly's Sonic...thunderboom?
then she was so happy she got her hair poofed up and threw a party for her (now pegasus) family. The rest of the
cast was pretty much the same for getting their cutie marks... except Posey, who was afraid to go far away from her
home, but when she saw the sonic thunderboom, she raced after it where she found some wilting flowers, and she took
care of them, gaining her cutie mark.
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
That sounds pretty plausible. Kind of cute too. :aww:

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EeveePikachuChan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thnaks! :3

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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
You're welcome.
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KYMSnowman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, no! Not at all! I'm quite interested in other peoples' takes on the "What ifs?" that the show generates. It garners the show a more personal identity that us watchers could connect with, even if it's just hypothetical in nature.

I guess I'm just saying sometimes headcanon is more fun than actual canon. Truly makes for interesting stories and artworks to share with one another.
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MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
As much as I love the FIM ponies as they are, part of me wouldn't mind if these ponies were the main characters either. They look really cool/cute as a group, and I kind of feel sorry for Lauren at times because she couldn't use them. I mean I'm sure she was okay with it, but imagine if you had the chance to remake one of your favorite shows when you were a kid, but where then told you weren't allowed to use most of your favorite characters.
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Flaky2006 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
omg insted of a sonic rainboom it would be a sonic thunderboom!
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pokemonmlp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
It would be the Double Inside-Out Loop.
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PYR1TE Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey, that's pretty clever!
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Irina1234 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Artist
XD BETA FORMS!
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derf13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
who the equestria is the middle 3
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LieutenantShinyPants Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Sparkler, Twilight, and Applejack
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derf13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
ahh
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Miss-Vani Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad they didn't use these. They're cute and all, but the colors don't go together quite as nicely as the colors do in the mane cast now. ^-^
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Irina1234 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Artist
i like surprise's colors, the colors seem to match her, i guess heh, but true i guess, even though im into the concepts
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kaiofire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
what could have been.
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MyLugiaTamer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
g1 colors on the g4 ponies...nice
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DripDropBoom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Intresting concepts,now I'm gonna look for the original concepts of other things.
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ShadowMatsubara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I think i like the other one better than this one ...the other colors fits them much better but hey ,this one's good too..but the colors just don't fit sorry if im being rude :I
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KYMSnowman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Not at all! This was actually Lauren Faust's original idea when she was coming up with the show. However, due to copyright issues, they had to change them to the current ones which may have been a blessing in disguise color-wise, so to speak.
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ShadowMatsubara Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
WOOOHOO!!!
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pokemonmlp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
So, you like copyright issues?
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fade2BLACK205 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
May I ask that I use this as a cover to my upcoming fic?
I will credit if you would prefer.
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:iconkymsnowman:
KYMSnowman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Go ahead! I see no problem with that.
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MonoSheep Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow!
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me to G1 (duhhh)

and so, then Big Macintosh would be like Slugger (for those who don't know...both use the "Eeyup!")
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pokemonmlp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
You mean like Tex. He was a Big Brother Pony.
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Great work.
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GrimWolf001 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I like the concepts but they look less colorful than the final result.

Excellent Image.
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Cool.
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deathnotefan88 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yes! perfect! love it!
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BiggestAnimeFan2 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
this is awesome, LONG LIVE THE PONIES.
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