|Appearance:||A tan-coloured unicorn with a very long dark curly mane that has red curled streaks through it. She has a shorter physique than most other ponies, and is a bit chubbier. Artsy's snout is a little on the rounder side, and as are her ears. Her horn is also smaller and her eyes are brown. For accessories, Artsy wears three things consistently: Her red glasses, her golden necklace with a small fire ruby, and a fire lily in her mane.|
|Cutie Mark:||It is an odd abstract symbol created by Artsy herself representing her creativity. It symbolizes creativity, imagination, and artisticness. Her name is Dreamscapes because she is a dreamer who constantly spends her time coming up with odd imaginative ideas that are outside of the box. The moment she invented her cutie mark, it appeared on her flank, as it was the ultimate culmination of her creative nature.|
|Personality:||A pony that is rather anxious, neurotic, and naive, Artsy tends to keep to herself. Eccentric and very emotional once you get to know her, with some wild mood swings at times. She displays a fiercely passionate temper and attitude for things that she is driven to do, such as those who she cares for. Her determination and patience almost seem limitless, as she is not the type who typically gives up. When working on a project she cares about, she puts all of her heart and soul into it with such intensity that it can be declared somewhat insane.
Yet in her mood swings, she does have a tendency to become rather gloomy and moody. At times, she can become depressive and negative if she succumbs to them. As well, if her patience is tested to its limits (which is definitely very possible), her rather explosive temper will come forth and prove that Tartarus hath no fury. But it is only rarely that she expresses the anger within her.
Due to her moody nature, it is very difficult to make her truly feel happiness even if she tries to put on a brave face. This is something that she searches for constantly and only feels with her love.
In the eccentric vein, Artsy has a tendency to make up odd random nicknames/words for those she knows more. When she has bursts of energy, she can be very over the top and often ramble about odd stories she has made up. Her mind is always brimming with some sort of odd creative thought that she at times cannot control and has the impulse to unleash. It causes many ponies to regard her as a unique and rather odd personality, yet also unforgettable.
As well, she's kind of ditzy, having a tendency to misinterpret less obvious jokes/sarcasm. She's typically honest and sincere in her interactions, yet not blunt. And keeps her truer feelings to herself. She won't lie, but she won't exactly say the whole truth either. However, it's typically easy to tell when she's keeping something. Her expressions and body language are extremely expressive to the point where she can't really control themselves. And as a result, her emotions are always obvious in some way.
Some other of her glaring flaws include extremely low confidence and lack of social graces.
|Backstory:||Born in simple Ponyville to an earth pony and a unicorn, Artsy was a young filly who had experienced many issues with her magic. Her parents merely allowed this problem to festoon, assuming that she would grow out of it and learn to control her powers. This was due to her mother mostly being the most active in her upbringing and as an earth pony, there was simply nothing she knew about teaching a unicorn how to use magic.
As she entered schooling, it became more apparent that this issue would not go away. She learned by herself a very vague form of control and was able to withold using magic for a while, living merely like an earth pony as her mother did. Artsy was a very bright student, showing intelligence and obedience to her teachers. However, being the unicorn that seemingly could not use magic, she was ridiculed and friendless. Nopony wanted to hang out with somepony as pathetic as her.
It was such ridicule, feelings of inadequacy, and loneliness that caused a lot of her emotional issues. But there was a bright side to be had for this poor pony. She was one of the first in her class to gain her cutie mark. For you see, Artsy had spent most of her time alone creating art, realms, stories, all sorts of odd ideas. She was often consumed in her work, using it to distract herself from her loneliness. In this consumption, she gained her cutie mark much earlier than most other fillies.
Artsy had also spent most of her time fantasizing about what her cutie mark would be, and drawing various versions of it. One day, after a long day of work and throwing out old ideas about possible cutie marks... the unicorn was struck with a stroke of inspiration. The magic she had been penting within was unable to be contained and suddenly burst forth from her horn, creating glorious illusions and sights of her fantasies before her. Including... an abstract symbol that had been floating around unconsciously in her mind. This odd abstract symbol, unlike anything anypony had seen before, was the pinnacle of her creativity... and immediately appeared on her flank after she used her magic to draw it out.
As she grew older, because of her previous containing of her magic, it took her concentrated effort and training to eventually control her magic. She became a very skilled unicorn using her determination, specializing in art-related telekinesis, mental conjurations, and illusions. Yet she still had trouble with non art-related telekinesis, and is currently extremely sloppy with using it for anything else. As well, she never fully recovered from her magic containment, and in moments of intense emotions, has erratic uncontrollable bursts of power.
Into her adolescence, she managed to finally find friendship in a few other ponies, and blossom into a much more confident pony, albeit still with past issues.
For the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - The Seventh Element of Harmony, this story continues. Often, she would take excursions into the Everfree Forest to collect a special plant which she uses to mix her own brand of paint. This paint is used for her drawings and produces a unique effect. It allows her illusions of her artwork to last and be forever chronicled as paper. The paints glow and look rather vivid, and also help to make her illusion magic vivid. There, she would encounter an odd pegasus one day...
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