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Once Monsters

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...always monsters?

Update: Story's completed now and available. 
www.fimfiction.net/story/25820…

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Also trying something new here and moving away from the show-accurate body proportions. I tried making their bodies a bit closer to actual human scale.
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thelogicalwizard's avatar
Kind of a wasted opportunity not to do this. They could have had the sirens turn good like Sunset did. Even if it was unlikely they'd be romantic it would be interesting for them to talk about how they were bad but trying to reform.
BlasterMasterGuy's avatar
Adagio just needs to accept Sunset as her true love. :D
SkycatcherEquestria's avatar
As some followup to that - and this is a bit of a spoiler if you haven't read the story linked in the descrip, so don't read any lower if you do want to check out that fic - but...




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In this story, Adagio's actually the one playing a bit of that hero role to Sunset, when all is said and done. So she's a bit beyond just acceptance and to the point of really supporting the one she's fallen for. =)
chakradiehardfan's avatar
You're the writer of this fan fiction, aren't you? I just read that story, and I thought that it was amazing! Excellent writing, great vocabulary, engaging plot and premise...honestly, in short words, it was the best Mlp fanfiction I've read this year. You deserve all the praise :) congratulations :D
SkycatcherEquestria's avatar
That's awesome to hear. Thanks. And yeah - both the author and artist.
chakradiehardfan's avatar
Man, it seems like something that would really inspire me to write again. Only problem is I'm a lazy bum, I'm not a big fan of writing...and honestly, I'm not a brony. Not anymore at least. Don't get me wrong, I still love the show with all my heart, but something about it seems...dull and repetitive despite the show providing different things for people to experience.

Really, I'm more of what I would like to call a "Tether". It being a person that loves Mlp, but isn't a brony necessarily. I don't plan on going to Bronycon, I don't want Hasbro's disgusting merchandise, and I certainly won't be hyping myself up for new episodes, seasons, or movies. However, I'll still watch what will come in due time :)

Also to note, the Dazzlings are probably my new favourite Mlp villains, effectively kicking Chrysalis off her queenly ass and take the throne; so I thoroughly enjoyed your story even more :D

You've done an amazing job with this story my friend, this is a true masterpiece :) be proud of yourself; there's nothing wrong with a little pride ;)

Btw, I simply must ask how you've so exceptionally replicated the actual artistic style of equestria girls, and bent it to your will like that.
SkycatcherEquestria's avatar
I echo your thoughts in a lot of ways. Don't feel I really fit with the "brony" label either. I haven't watched the last 5-6 episodes yet, even, heh.
Though these days, I'm on the ride mostly for EQG, honestly. That's where my artistic inspiration lies, at least.

As far as the style, it's vector art in Inkscape (or Illustrator, if you prefer) - so it matches the show style in that way perfectly. I opted for some more human-like body size proportions for this one, vs total show-accurate. (Was a bit of a necessity actually - couldn't have done the locked arms with their bodies being so small relative to their heads in that show style.)
chakradiehardfan's avatar
I feel like Hasbro and Lauren Faust need to make an Mlp spin off series about Equestria Girls :) Starring your story :D

So, is Inkscape easy to download on a computer or laptop? If so, is there like, some sort of tutorial on how control vector art?
SkycatcherEquestria's avatar
I started with the Ponyscape-Vectors :iconponyscape-vectors: group here. I believe they have some tutorial info there too.
Inkscape is free, yeah. Adobe Illustrator needs a license. The group above has a custom build of Inkscape, which is what I still use.

For the hand-drawn stuff though, I use a Wacom tablet and Paint Tool SAI.
chakradiehardfan's avatar
So what's the difference between Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator? And what do you mean Adobe Illustrator needs a licence? What kind of licence? Do I absolutely need it to make vectors and stuff, or is Inkscape enough to get the job done?
SkycatcherEquestria's avatar
Inkscape is basically the same thing. But it's free whereas Illustrator costs probably several hundred dollars (that's what I meant by license). Kinda like GIMP vs Photoshop.
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Wait0wat's avatar
This seems like an intriguing story. I will read it.
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Robukun's avatar
it doesn't matter what anyone else say, but i still hope they becoming good friends, if i see this awesome fan-art anytime :3
VortexBRH20's avatar
Congratulations on finishing your story! I will be really looking forward to reading it!
I actually finished reading through "An Open Door" some time ago and now I will be moving on to
"Messenger" this week. I am not really sure what to say... You should be a fully payed author, Skycatcher!
The way "An Open Door" started, the way so much sadness seemed to be presented in the first chapters and that
sadness slowly shifting and building into hope was simply incredible! I actually feel proud for crying while reading this story,
because there was just that much emotion placed into it. And as someone who isn't too much of a stranger to these key feelings,
I'd say everyone who is a fan of the Dazzlings should read this story! In my opinion, it is the best possible outcome that should have happened to them.
Anyway, I would have to ask again- Would you like a longer feedback to your first story which I finished reading as a Note here on DA, or
do you feel like it will not be necessary? :) Either way, I am very happy for taking my time with reading it and it has made an
impact on the way I view the Dazzlings as well as Sunset now.
catlover1672's avatar
Aww thats adorable
ARwiley1170's avatar
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Disneycow82's avatar
There is supposed to be a sequel to Rainbow Rocks sometime this year, so I wonder what story that will have. As for this, I can picture the ex-sirens still trying to find a way to fit into the new life without their powers.
vekarvonkostu's avatar
So Awesome, I cannot wait!!
MugenSeiRyuu's avatar
I was a monster once...it was awesome!
MLPDavester's avatar
And another great piece of art is made. Can't wait to see the story that comes out of this given how all of the other stories have been.
VortexBRH20's avatar
Something about those two being together and sharing their experiences is just so very ... Appropriate . :)
I really liked the title you picked for this piece , it 's very fitting .
Adagio 's outfit is simply stunning in this and Sunset 's pendant adds to her character .
Rather than that , very unique and interesting situation for those two and an amazing art work in total .
Well done , Skycatcher ! :D
May I also take a look at the fiction this is based on ? " An Open Door " , here in your journal entries ? ^^
I would wish to read it , if that 's ok .
 
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