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  1. Lightning Bliss

    Non-Alicorn Haters Post Here

    If you are an Alicorn Hater, you dislike the OC of Alicorns, you dont like Cadence and Twilicorn or Celestia and Luna, or future alicorns, please reframe from posting here. This thread is for people who are for alicorns like myself! For those of you who are like myself, or have OC's of your alicorns have fun posting here! Why do I like Alicorns? Well I know to some bronies, it's more of a cliche, an excuse for some who can't choose between horns or wings. To me though that's not the case at all, alicorns are an important character in the MLP FIM world and open a whole new view on character development and prosperity to the franchise. In due time I will even go into more details of why I love alicorns so much, but for now I will say this: When I see an Alicorn, I think of bigger opprotunities, a start in a new life, or the opening to another part of life in ones destiny. Does that make them pure of heart, perfect Mary Sue's as some bronies say? No not at all. Luna was a great example of that, she was once evil at the beginning of the show! Twilicorn is no perfect gem either, she has her flaws, she doubts and makes mistaks all the time. I guess also on a more personal, character design level, I LOVE the designs of alicorns. They are colorful, cristmatic, and have all sorts of ties to them that make them who they are. I love a good OC design when I see one too, theres just something dazzling about them when I see a horn and wings on a pony. I don't even think royalty at all when I see them, I think "wow somepony has obiovusly had a new change of heart or desires, or has approached a new path in their lives". It magical to see that and I love it every time i see it! My favorite alicorn i have to admit, by far is Twilight. Why? Because she's a perfect example of a nonperfect alicorn. She's grounded and down to earth, still learning what kind of a pony she is. Aren't we all like that in away? Trying to find out who we are? I know I am, i am always trying to make myself a better person all the time, while still trying to figure out who I am as a person as well. But its good to have role models from others as well.
  2. I noticed that I've made and posted at least three times today, my list of guidelines of making a Mary Sue Alicorn OC. Since this is something I've worked VERY HARD to avoid with on my OC, I figured to make the list for those bronies out there that also want to make alicorn OCs, while avoiding being called Mary Sues. It ain't going to be easy, some of ya'll might be tempted to 'fall under' the guidelines I listed. But at the end of the day you can decide for yourself if you agree with these guidlines or not, this is just what I follow. So let's get started! Guidlines to a Mary Sue Alicorn OC Bad or good all the way in everything Any OC is considered poorly done if they don't have any flaws within them, whether they be the good guy or bad guy, there's got to be a balance. Its boring if a character doesn't have any quirks, problems, or rough pasts that help to make them relatable to the fandom. Able to heal wounds instantly (this goes for amulets or medallions) Seriously where is the danger, the threat or the sympathy for a character that can never die? Not only does this cause conflict with other OCs, but its just down right OP. OCs like this is what ruins a story, a game or an RP. Can conjure anything out of thin air (A total rip off of Discord) If you ain't Celestia, Luna, Cadence, Twilight (and even they can't make things pop out of thin air all the time) or Discord, then your OP Mary Sue point blank and simple. Every Alicorn has their own special talent in magic, this doesn't and shouldn't automatically make them the ultimate magic users though. If they don't have any imperfections in their talents, then once again it's just Mary Sue. Can summon demons/monsters/dragons etc to his/her will It's ok if a talent revolves around one special ability, like speaking to the dead, or talking to dragons, or animals. But to be able to summon powerful beings, beasts or spirits at the snap of a finger, spell or magic? Come on people not even Celestia or Luna does that! Can transform into any being they wish This is a Discord trait…only he is known to do that, along with the exception of Twilight Sparkle. It's ok if it's a one time thing or flair, but to be a master of and change into any being at will? There's got to be ground rules to it otherwise it's OP. (An example of ground rules, my OC Night Lights, is a shape shifting dragon, however he can only transform into NON-MAGICAL beasts of any size or shape. HE CANNOT TURN INTO A UNICORN, or alicorn, or draconess etc) Is immortal all the way, meaning no damage and/or aging The only two alicorns that have lived over a thousand years are Celestia and Luna, perhaps even Discord. They are the only three that should be allowed that right…don't kill that by taking advantage of that trait too…its not only OP but once again Mary Sue. Has the powers of Celestia or Luna cause they are related to them in some way This also goes for other royalty characters of the MLP show, along with magical villains. To already have the powers of royalty or some powerful foe is unoriginal and unfair to name a few of what's wrong with it. Over the top character design Bronies…pegasisters, dare I stress enough that character design is important in any OC? You make an alicorn that looks like Tinkerbelle threw up all over it, you are gonna get bad views on it! Keep the characters color scheme simple but original! <--- Tinkerbell threwup on me
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    Lightning Bliss Leaving Forums

    Hello Everypony, I am making this a quick forum announcement. I will be leaving the MLPFs as of today. I don't wish to explain the reasons of this in detail, other then that with respect to the mods/admins of this forum, we simply have different views on how things are done here. I'm sure they are doing everything they can to make this forum a fun and wonderful place, and they certaintly had for me for almost 3yrs. Sadly though the tides have changed, and I feel it best that I move on. Don't worry, you can still find me on DevianArt, or my happy little YouTube Channel. Simply type in Lightning Bliss on either website and you'll be sure to find me there. I wish everypony here the best and hope you all continue to have fun on these forums! Keep an eye out for those rainbows! They will make you smile! ~ Sincerely Lightning Bliss
  4. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @@EquestrianScholar, (The fact there are so many people in here doesn't really help things, I wouldn't know who I'm really talking to... I'm just sitting here waiting for interaction at this point, talking with Luna.) Luna gave a gentle smile, an eye directed downward towards the smaller alicorn. "You act as if you don't belong Lightning," the mare of the moon went on, "you forget we are all part of the sky. Each and everypony of us has a place in its grand design. You being here brings more light into the room more then you know. Just like the other amazing ponies who are here. Why hide your glow from them? I assure they aren't doing so right now. Look behind you." Luna pointed a hoof backwards so Bliss could follow. She turned in response seeing some of the ponies mingling, chatting, getting to know one another. They all seemed to be having a good time...unlike her.
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    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    (OOC I may have to back out of this RP since I don't feel I'm attending enough due to a busy schedule, that and there's no interaction I can see to jump in on.) After what felt like an hour of sitting alone, a cool breeze stroked Lightning's back. It made her shiver, forcing her to wrap her wings aorund her little white form as she continued to stare down at Canterlot city. Slowly she lifted her eyes upward to gaze at the sky, wondering what it was like to be able to create such artwork as beautiful as Luna's. "Liking the view?" Luna's voice echoed gently behind Lightning. "Oh! Um..." Bliss started up to her hooves, dusting herself off, "yes it's, quite nice. You've done an amazing job, as usual heh..." Luna smiled softly, knowing Lightning had orginally come up here to be alone, but the elder alicorn could tell the young Princess didn't truely wanted to be so. "It can be quite a pretty sight on a clear night. I had to ask the weather ponies to postpone a light sprinkle so that the Galla would have a clear night. But this only means we'll have to have a downpour to make up for the fact." "Oh I'm sorry..." "It's alright, these things happen all the time. Besides, seeing the clouds covering my night would a waste on the Galla..." she sat down next to Bliss staring up with her. "Such beauty, soft, gentle skies, to be hidden by gray and dark, it really would be a shame." Bliss sat down next to her, knowing at this point she was no longer talking about the sky. "I just...don't want to be seen yet....Luna..."
  6. Lightning Bliss

    Searching [OOC]Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @@EquestrianScholar, She's still at the castle, just sitting outside on a balcony keeping to herself for the time being. To be more accurate, she's on the second level on a balcony, near another ballroom.
  7. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    ((OOC I'm so sorry everypony, I was on vacation for a few days and I do want to note that this Thursday all the way through Sudany I'll be at Nightmare Night Con. Till then though I am back on the RP and yes company is weclome. Hope I didn't distrupt any plans.)) After examining the castle's finest roses, and taking in the night air, the small white alicorn with her odd lion like tail, stared into Luna's beautifully painted sky. The princess of the night really out did herself for the galla...it almost made her jealous to think she was nothing more than Princess of Peace... Of what peace is there for me inside? She thought to herself as she began to walk out of the gardens and strolling along the fence line of the castle yard. She was lonely...admittingly so...but she wasn't in the mood for mingling with ponies she didn't know, or ponies that wanted to know her simply because she was... "An alicorn...pfftah..." She fluttered up to the seconard area of the courtyards, landing on a balacony that was near one of the ballrooms, but still isolated enough that she had the lovely place to herself. Levitating a small pillow seat over, she took advantage of the better sight, Canterlot City. Down below the city was aglow. For those ponies who weren't lucky enough to attend the fancy event seemed to be having celebrations of their own. There were stallions escorting their mares to the lovely restraunts or coffee shops that kept their business up late for this very evening. Truth be told she wouldn't be surprised if guests from the event were also paying their visits to the grand city. The soft light of the lamps gave the citizens below elagance in their silohettes as they strolled the streats, buying their treats and dining. It felt so easy to just fly down there and explore the city on her own, surely no pony would notice she had gone? Surely?
  8. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @, @, (OOC Ok...too much for me to take in here... think I'll go solo for a bit...Second sight, spectures, spirits flying around... too much for me to keep up with here lol, I can't even tell who I'm talking to.) Bliss finally licked her hoof and bluntly snuffled the magic off her horn, silenceing it for the moment. "No...no problem..." she blushed a bit, feeling rather uncomfortable at this point. With Dark Star disappearing, only to reappear back after a sudden urge to leave, she wasn't sure what was going on between these two. Obviously it was something personal. It didn't help that her magic was flickering in urgency being near this unfamiliar stag whom clearly had magical properties. "I'm sorry to be a bother. It was lovely to meet another being other than a pony." She nodded to Enzo respectfully then turned her head to Dark Star, "I...think I'll let you two catch up. I'd hate to be delaying any reunions here." At that the small white alicorn made haste out of the ball room, dodging party guests as she went. It felt like an enternity trying to navigate her way out of the crowds. A bulk of sweat had produced under her wings... It was all just too much to bare. She never did do good in massive groups anyway. Finally the cool night air hit her face as she made it to where she wanted to be in more open space. The castle court yards. Luna's night was magnifacent on this amazing occassion, and her moon only made the gardens of the courtyard shimmer in the light. She smiled seeing she was for the most part alone, and took the opprotunity to examin the flowers, and even try to find the water fountain at the center of it all. As her scarf draped behind her, and her tiera bobbed up and down on her head, she began to day dream of what it would been like had her husband escorted her on this lovely night. He hated dancing, Nights Hoopla, and he certaintly didn't like the crowds either. Not to mention he always felt pressure being around the other guards. "Somthing about jealousy...he being my only guard..." she spoke to herself as she walked. Stopping to examin a purple rose with pink highlights.
  9. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @, @, Not wanting to make a bad impression and to show respect, Bliss polietly followed Dark who seemed to have promptly teleported to a... Is that a stag??? "Oh my goodness!" Bliss had never seen the proud deer race before. This was the opprotunity of a life time! She quickly trotted over to Dark to meet the lovely being. He was as elegant and proud as she'd imagine deer or stags to be. His antlers stood proudly on his head, and he was dressed rather fondly too. However her excitment quickly turned to one of shyness at the very sight of this new being... This was a friend of Dark Star's and she too felt some unsual vibes coming from this being...along with his talking sword for a comrade? "Um...you can just call me Blissy if you like," she gently pawed the floor with her hoof, looking more down then up at the Stag Enzo, "You and Dark Star know each other? That's interesting, why didn't you tell me you knew one of the deer people? I never met one of your citizens before! It's an honor to finally meet one and ah..." she was losing herself...her horn began to light up in slight urgency as well...but unlike Star...she didn't know how to control it, nor fully understood it's meaning. "Gah...heh...silly stupid thing..." she tapped at her horn as it continued to burst rainbow magic, "it sometimes has a mind of its own..."
  10. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @, "He is my one and only royal guard for a reson," Bliss chuckled back as they dodged ponies slowly to reach the punch table. "For the very fact I don't wish for the fuss of owning a castle or kingdom for that matter. What good is a Princess of Peace if she's restricted to one location? No. I have my duties, and keeping good ties between nations is what I do. Besides hehe," she slowly levitated a cup with her magic and began to pour him and herself some punch, "I wouldn't even know what it would look like. But anyways, congradualtions on your promotion, "Luitenent"." She chuckled happily for him, "I know you'll make Captain at some point. I can tell you have the qualities. I could always put in a good word for you." She took a seat at the closest stool near the table and sipped the punch in silence as music began to play within the main chambers of the ballroom. It was a lovely setting with everypony dressed in their finest. Though she felt honestly glad she didn't go all out with a gown this time.
  11. Lightning Bliss

    Searching [OOC]Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    I keep up where I can hehe
  12. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @, Bliss titled her head a bit, confused by the awkward eyes of Star's, darting back and forth, as if he were looking for something. But hearing his question take part, she blushed a bit at it. The very idea of having her own kingdom seemed down right perposterous. She smiled knowing where her home was waiting for her back after this silly event. A tall, three story mushroom house, with red roofting and spots. Her husband Nights Hoopla would be there now, watching over her young hippogryph Pupil, Artemis...more likely while he was watching the Galla unfold through his makeshift crystal ball he conjured. Such a brilliant protective dragonequus... she thought. "Heh," she chuckled, "not in the least. I don't like the idea of living in a castle. I prefer it stay that way in all fairness. Besides I think Equestria has plenty of castles to choose from should I feel the need to actually experience such living arrangements." She stretched out her hoof to him then, a friendly smile on her face along with eyes of needing the company and escort. "Would you mind leading me out of here towards the punch table? I really don't want to be spotted by the well known ponies of society... If you get my meaning..." she gestured by rolling her eyes back where Celestia and Luna were. "Besides, my husband, my royal guard, is on babysitting duty. I'm sure he wouldn't mind if another guard were with me during this...grand event."
  13. Lightning Bliss

    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    @, Bliss perked up like a deer in the headlights as she heard a voice clearly speak her name. Turning though, she recongized the familiar stallion immideatly dressed in his armor best. This lowered her guard a bit...She smiled, and light used her tarp to dab a bit of sweat off her forehead. "Oh... it's you Star," she recongized him for awhile back during the last Galla. "It's been so long... Heh I honestly didn't expect to meet a familiar face first. How goes the Galla thus far? Hopefully nothing...too crazy..." she cringed a bit nervously.
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    Private Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    Lightning Bliss took a step back from the gate, nearly tripping over the tarp she wore around her neck that was carefully wrapped to hide her wings somewhat. It was yet another Galla...the year had flown by so fast...yet this event, was the one she dreaded worst of all. Every year it was the same for her...Dress up nicely...put on a smile and greet the royal subjects while impressing the high and mighty Princess Celestia... A heavy sigh slipped from her muzzle as she levitated her tiera back straight on her head, before lifting up her face to stare back at the open gate. The royal guard closes to her stared at her patiently, a gentle smile on his face as he waited for his highness to enter the castle grounds. He seemed sympathetic in the Princess of Peace, knowing her reputation for being shy in these events was all too well known amongst the royal guards. Still Lightning knew she was invited personally by the Princesses...and it would be insultive and a shame to dismiss it. Besides... she reasoned, maybe this year will be different... Taking another deep breath, she took one hoof forward, then another, and another...before she knew it she was steadily making her way up the path towards the open central part of the castle. She kept her wings close to her side, her eyes locked on the ground watching her hooves move herself forward. "Just another galla...No surprise rivals...no corpships...Just get in...say hi to a few ponies, get a snack... get in...get out... OOPMH," she tripped over the door seal as she walked into the main chamber of the castle. Freezing in place, she wasn't sure if her clumsiness was noticed, as she looked up the stairs towards where Princess Celestia and Luna were standing... "Be bad enough if they saw that..."
  15. Lightning Bliss

    Searching [OOC]Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    Alrighty, RP is up, I'll try to post properly.
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    Searching [OOC]Grand Galloping Galla RP 2015

    OCs: Lightning Bliss I suppose my OC recieves a ticket invitation by Princess Celestia cause I can't help my OC is the Alicorn of Peace and it's tradition for her to attend this one event every year. More likely she'll be wearing the simple garment since she gets a little shy and tight during these events. She hates dressing up and posturing around being noticed:
  17. Lightning Bliss

    Redraw Group, art sharing to improve drawing skills

    That sort of animation is more of a video effecting the colors. It all depends on the program you use. I can't simply tell you how to do it, I'd have to show with the various programs I have. Sadly i don't have time for such. But I wish you good luck in that.
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    Redraw Group, art sharing to improve drawing skills

    I don't really specalize in optical illusions. This might have been up my alley if I were a mathatition lol, but I'm an animator and character designer so I'll pass.
  19. Lightning Bliss

    Redraw Group, art sharing to improve drawing skills

    Hello, I've recieved your message and I have to say this is a wonderful idea. It might encourage me to do more "HOW TO DRAW" videos in the near future. So yes I'll try to do my best to help this thread out where I can. Just be aware that I'm a very busy pony, nutriting my YT Channel and DA page and get caught up in other projects. That said, some tips for this forum thread would be this: - Set some offical rules, with a strict policy and understandable consequences should those participating not follow them. The rules I believe should be set here is this: - List the name of the orginal artist of the work you are duplicating. Their name on the forum (or whatever website they are best known at) A link to their website, artpage or Youtube Channel A friendly mention that this is beyond a reasonable doubt that is THEIR work and your duplication is inspired by such - Link their orginal work in the description here - If none of this can be provided, then simply don't use the piece. Better to play it safe and not risk "Copyright" issues. - Be helpful, not trollful. If we're here to improve our artwork and encourage others to do the same, we need to be constructive in our critizism. Saying things along the lines of "This is stupid and unorginal" is not constructive, it's just being mean, where as "This is a good start, but you can improve in various areas so it looks 'less' like the orginal" is more constructive. Know when to spot the trolls and give them a warning. If they persist afterwards then they should be reported to the administration. So if you can @@Seamore Sandwich, I'd recommend you re-edit your first post and list the rules in a creative and easy to understand, format. As for some of your artwork here, you are off to a good start, but there is room for improvement such as in portions to the head and body, to the legs. I feel the head is much too big, the body is a tad too long, and the legs a bit short. Ponies however or horses in general are NOT easy to draw, so don't be discouraged by my critics. I've been drawing horses since I was 5yrs old and had to teach myself before schooling kicked in. Ponies of the MLP style are very unique in their own right, they are not real, therego cartoonizing them is stretched. In reality horses have long bodies, legs, and a thick neck and long muzzle. They are elegant in their own rights. With MLP Ponies however, their bodies are very short, their ribs are in their rumps litterally, they have short muzzles (even the stallions), and their hooves curve out like little bells. Not to mention their eyes, those are the biggest part of their face. I did do a tutorial of how to come close to drawing ponies in the MLP style if interested.
  20. Lightning Bliss

    Private Journey to the Higher Plane

    Bliss too came down for a landing, skidding to a hault at Artemis's disappointing squawks. "Now, now, young pupil, is that how we behave?" "FLY!" He squawked in protest. "Not anymore for now, we need to speak to the Costodian on what happends next." She nuzzled his forehead before approaching Steel. "It's great to have you back friend..."
  21. @, I see, that's no problem dude. School comes first! We'll wait!
  22. Lightning Bliss

    Private Journey to the Higher Plane

    @, She sighed heavily as Steel took up into the sky. He was free as any wild bird could be. "That looks like a great idea," she smiled and hastly with Artemis on her back, trotted to the edge of the plateform, "you ready for a little wing action Arty?" "FLY FLY!!!" Artemis squwaked, pointing to the sky with his talon. Bliss smiled and opened her small alicorn wings out. "Hang on my pupil! Your first flying lesson in a place of paradise!" She leapt off the edge, letting the air catch her in a good updraft, sailing her up towards Steel. Once she met up with him, she gave him a happy wink, then dove under him, like she were swimming, if only on air. The little hippogryph held onto her neck, waving to Steel as they decended under him, then pulled up to weave around him and the others for awhile.
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    Private Journey to the Higher Plane

    Tears of joy fell around Bliss's cheeks as Steel suddenly sprung back to laugh after a few seconds of tension. The small pony was overcome with wonder and joy that he was alive and well. "OH LUNA AND CELESTIA PRAISE THE POWERS THAT MADE US!!!" She leapt and tackled Steel down hugging him tightly. "You're back! You're alive!!" "Steely, STEELY!!!" Artemis chriped as well hugging the back leg of Steel.
  24. Lightning Bliss

    Private Journey to the Higher Plane

    Bliss could only smile back at the spirit Steel's decision. "It is defiently what he wanted... and I would agree with him honestly." She nodded placing a hoof on his shoulder again, "He wanted you to live... I know he knew we wanted him to live too, but he chose this for us... He wanted this for you and..." she sobbed a little, "we came all this way... Let's not make him wait." She turned to the costodian then, "What happends now?"
  25. Lightning Bliss

    It's time to be random!

    You want the randomness? Here ya go! Be sure to check out my YT channel in my signature! Thanks and have fun!