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By NadnerbD
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"C'mon Frumpy, don't be a wimp"

So at BronyCon this year, horizon approached me about doing a cover for a story he'd done for a recent writeoff. I hadn't done commissions (or had any interest in doing any) for a quite a long time, but he described the story and said he thought it'd be right up my alley. Turns out he was right. He's now high on the list of people to blame for my recent increase art activity.

Time Enough For Love is a story about Clover the Clever, and how Celestia became the mare she is today. It's got wit, humor, time shenanigans, drama, and action. (of a sort) I recommend it heartily.

As of this writing it's not yet up on FimFiction, but it should get up there sooner rather than later. (HA!) For the moment, the link points to the writeoff version of the story, which is shorter and less edited than the fimfic version will be. Since writeoff has no content tags, note that it's probably rated teen.

UPDATE! Three years later, Time Enough For Love has finally been posted! The link above has been updated to point to fimfiction, but you can see how far it has come as the writeoff version is still available here.
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baxil's avatar

It occurs to me that at some point, you're going to have to finally update the pic description to link to the story itself. :D

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NadnerbD Digital Artist
Uh, indeed!

I hadn't thought about that. Sweating a little...
TricksterWolf's avatar
It's going up one chapter per day between now and BronyCon, apparently:…

spiritlit's avatar
Heavy ' Campfire Tales' vibe here, ahah. Celestia looks kinda Nordic
TakeWalker's avatar
I cannot adequately express my love for this piece. :D I'm really looking forward to that fic.
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KradenProfessional Digital Artist
Oh sweet. I just read this story last week, saw the thumbnail and though 'Boy that sure looks like it's from that one story'.
Glad to find out it's the official art :D
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NadnerbD Digital Artist
Oh neat. Good to hear it's recognizable from a distance. Supposed to be one of those good design things. Wink/Razz

Somehow the story still hasn't yet been edited for fimfic, despite my constant nagging. Someday.

Anyway, thanks for commenting! :D
Toksyuryel's avatar
Three years later, it's finally starting to be posted!
Scrap-Lord's avatar
"The steel is grey.
The dirt is brown!
KEM ON DOWN !!!" -Reinhardt.
baxil's avatar
As the author, I really can't say enough good things about this — how well it works both as standalone art (I got a print for my wall!) and as a cover for Time Enough For Love.  Nadnerb was a joy to work with, and as he says, this was one of those moments when the stars just aligned — my story was right up his alley and his art style was right up mine.
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Any chance you will be posting your work on
baxil's avatar
Absolutely, but it needs some final editing, and I'm a little snowed in with Search & Rescue training and some Babscon volunteer work right now.  :(  It's high priority.
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Ah, of course! Life priorities are top priorities. Good luck with your training and convention preparations. I hope you have fun volunteering at Babscon. 
baxil's avatar

It only took me a few years, but the story's done! (at novella size!)

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Man, I loved horizon's take on Thor!Celestia in that one, and this is a beautiful complement to it.
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NadnerbD Digital Artist
Would you believe I hadn't thought of comparing her to Thor until you mentioned it?
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Neither had I, until I posted that comment!
baxil's avatar
What's *really* crazy is that I hadn't, either!
Lurks-no-More's avatar
Nice! I've always imagined old-time Celestia fighting with Big Blunt Objects, and that warhammer qualifies. :)

Like the look of Clover here, too!
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Whit a hammer THAT big I bet Celestia is going to be nailing someone the whole day  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 
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JoakahaHobbyist General Artist
Cool! :D
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"Now, you weren't planning on keeping that ultra-rare loot drop to yourself, were you?"
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Inb4 he takes everything and leaves the raid.
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