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  1. DND

    Celestia Fan Club

    Hub The highest authority in all of Equestria. She is responsible for raising the sun and until recently, the moon also. She is the most magical of all other ponies, and with the fact of her being over a thousand years old, she is wise far beyond normal years. She is the sister of another high authority co-ruler, Princess Luna. Let's have some Celly love up in here. I dedicate this to all of you Celestia fans out there, so don't let the love die! RULES (by Tomiix): -No spamming post to become biggest fans -This is a children’s show, and believe it or not there are younger people who go on these forums, please limit content to suggestive only. For example you may post a picture of two ponies kissing, but they cannot be doing anything inappropriate, or showing things inappropriate. -Do not post a picture of Applejack in the Celestia forum, because Applejack belongs in the Applejack forum. -Do not hate on another fan club, for example posting in the Fluttershy forum "Twilight is better!" -I have the ability to decide whether you are doing something inappropriate or not, if I deem you are doing something unnecessary and I ask you to stop, please stop. Common Sense my little ponies. -All of MLP Forums rules still apply. This is the Celestia thread, please only post her. If you have recommendations for another pony club, go to the hub (linked at the top of the post).
  2. Who is your favorite princess in the show? Celestia, Luna or Cadance? My favorites are Cadance and Luna, but I like Celestia too.
  3. She saved Equestria from being covered in smoke, AND she reformed Discord, the most powerful and dangerous canonical character, both pretty much single-hoofedly. If anypony deserves alicornhood, I'd say it's her--more so than Twilight, even.
  4. Having Starlight and Trixie together in the movie means it has to take pace after "No Second Prances" sense that's the first time they met. Not having the Royal Guard would explain why Celestia had Flash Magnus be the new drill sargent after season 7. Having it take place then would also explain why the changelings and the Pillers of Equestria were not in the movie but I'm not sure about the yaks but if the movie takes place after "No Second Prances" the mane 6 haven't been to Yakyakistan yet, unless you count Pinkie kinda. But griffins probably wouldn't want to help, and sense Ember just became Dragon Lord she probably needs to impose her rule, and that I don't think the ponies would trust all the dragons yet to listen to Ember. As for the map expanding, remember the map was broken after "The Cutie Re-Mark", which would also explain why it took so long and that Mount Aris needed to be repaired and the new train station there. As for Twilight saying "This happened while we were gone?" could be when they went after the Pony of Shadows instead of the Storm King. Why Sandbar mentioned The Storm King but not Queen Chrysalis nor the Pony of Shadows is that no pony would probably know that Chrysalis replaced the mane 6, the princesses, etc and that the Pony of Shadows never appeared in public, and why Apple Bloom was recapping the movie in "surf and/or Turf" was because The Storm King was what directly affected the hippogriffs. This I the best I can do saying it takes place between season 6 episodes 6-7 and explaining how. But there is one thing that contradicts all of this unless you can help me, the new throne room, it is possible they were working on a new throne room for a while and was finished in the movie in a different part of the castle and was going to turn the old throne room into something else but for what happened to the new one in the movie they had to go back to the old one while that was being repaired, but the whole of Canterlot got repaired when they retuned all the magic at the end of the movie? Write below if you can think of any reason why Celestia and Luna would still be using the old throne room until season 8.
  5. They're getting their hair and feathers all over your bed! You just gonna stand there and let them do that? My answer is yes... yes I would, and then I'd proceed to join them on said bed and cuddle all day with Celestia and Luna
  6. This has probably already been brought up, but it is something that has confused me highly. So you have Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, Princess Cadence, all rulers of their respective places. Great, that's awesome. Questions though arise for me. Why is Princess Celestia and Luna not Queens? To be a Princess means you are the daughter of the King and Queen, where are they? Obviously from what we can glean, they have passed away. They are never shown, nor really talked about (unless somewhere in the comics, to which I am not privy too unfortunately, so please educate me if this is so). On the same page? Great. SO, if the King and Queen pass away, that makes the Princess...now become a Queen. So why is it not Queen Celestia and Queen Luna? Or since Celestia is the older of the two, Queen Celestia and her sister Princess Luna? Why have the titles not changed? Now we also have Queen Chrysalis, which is explicitly stated, obviously, as a Queen. Why is she given the title of Queen and Celestia and Luna, and even Cadence, are not? It should even been King Shining Armour and Queen Cadence, but again, this is not so. You'll also notice King Sombra kept his Kingly title, and turned out evil, even if in the comics, he started off as "good". We have good Kings then, but hardly ever, IF ever... GOOD Queens. There has been a theory put forth called, aptly "The Princess Theory" and what it tackles is the issue as to why female main characters in certain things are called Princess without the knowledge of the whereabouts of their parents, either they are not mentioned or it is made clear that they are dead. That would boost the character up to QUEEN, but it never happens. Why? The theory goes that little girls like the idea of "Princess" because of what it denotes. Royalty, status, special treatment, yet kindness, care, beauty, and above all: YOUTH. Queen means older and MORE RESPONSIBILITY. Little girls (Disney and society assumes) wants all the perks of royalty but not the RESPONSIBILITY of a nation like a Queen has. It's less desireable to a young child to have responsibility. Disney has had a ban run, (if you notice) of making Princesses the "good guys" and all the Queens "bad guys". Have you noticed this? Queen has become almost equal to "bad guy". The EVIL Queen, trope. This has become so engraved into movie and story pop culture it's become an unfortuante staple. So therefore, in MLP, they don't call the "good guys" Queens. Notice, QUEEN CHRYSALIS.=EVIL. PRINCESS CELESTIA/LUNA/CADENCE=GOOD Why cant we break this cycle? Why cant we respect and honour the actual royal titles? Why can't a Queen be good? Why is age, wisdom and resposibility taugh to young girls (and even boys!) as undesirable? Why can't this become a positive? Thoughts?
  7. I think the writers had a bit of a problem with the whole 'Princess' title, first with making Celestia a Princess rather than a Queen, then with Cadance and Twilight being princesses. But its not like traditional concepts of 'Princess' can be tossed away either, because Princess Platinum is a princess, meaning a daughter of a monarch. The Journal of the two sisters, and if you accept it as canon, the IDW comics, provide some insight into what Princesses are. And why ponies don't seem to care too much that Twilight is a Princess, especially in manehatten So here is my theory. The 'Journal of the Two sisters' makes it clear that Celestia and Luna are not really 'rulers' of Equestria, more like 'protectors', so I think the princess titles that they have are just that, just titles. They didn't make them Queens because they don't have the authority. In the Luna micro-comic, Celestia's main job (other than protector) is a Bureaucrat, and has another job as head of a magic school (in the Celestia micro-comic). Luna fights monsters and... I guess jumping into ponies dreams. So if they rule Canterlot directly, they don't seem to rule anywhere ells in Equestria directly, like the people in Manehatten don't seem to care about royalty (entitled aristocrats can wait in line for the taxi like everypony ells!) So maybe Princess Twilight was just a curiosity at best because as far as anypony knows, all she did was was study in a library (not including the times she saved the world, nopony remembers those for some reason, so lets forget that point), so who cares what some minor-aristocrat with no job does? But now Twilight both has a Castle and a job, and so does Cadance with that Crystal Empire thing. So to put it simply. For Equestrians I guess its like this... Twilight becomes an Alicorn = Rare, but whatever, its just wings. Twilight is a Princess = And Blueblood is a Prince, so what? Twilight has a Castle and a Job? = OK, now she is important. Thats how I think it is anyways.
  8. We've seen an episode focusing on Celestia and Luna and an episode (sort of) on Twilight and Cadence in season 7. So, in season 8, we need to have an episode with all four princesses in the main role. Maybe they could go on a diplomatic mission of some sorts or something. What do you think?
  9. While at first glance it seemed like twilight being made a princess was pretty pointless except from a toy making point of view, Twilight actually HAS gotten a pretty distinct role in the country compared to celestia and luna over the past season: Diplomacy. Looking at what celestia has done over the past 1000 years, it looks like she's pretty much ignored every single non-pony civilization anywhere near equestria and has concentrated solely on dealing with the pony kingdoms; all well and good, but ever since Twilight took over as a princess, there's been a much larger outreach (by her) to other non-pony civilizations. Griffons, then dragons, changelings and yaks have all shown up following twilight becoming a princess and getting a castle. While twilight might not actually do a whole lot of Governing for the Equestrian kingdom itself, she has started to outreach to and build ties with OTHER kingdoms, something which absolutely none of the other princesses seemed to have been bothered with doing prior to twilight.
  10. Okay, so I wanted to learn more about Celestia, Luna, and the history, so I started looking stuff up online. Still never found a whole lot, other than the Journal Of The Two Sisters official book (totally gonna get that). Plz reply with any theories or details you have... I need to know
  11. Welcome to princess fan club Rules of this thread ~No spamming post to become biggest fans ~This is a children’s show, and believe it or not there are younger people who go on these forums, please limit content to suggestive only. For example you may post a picture of two ponies kissing, but they cannot be doing anything inappropriate, or showing things inappropriate ~Do not post a picture of Applejack in the Rainbow Dash forum, because Applejack belongs in the Applejack forum. ~Do not hate on another fan club, for example posting in the Fluttershy forum "Twilight is better!" ~I have the ability to decide whether you are doing something inappropriate or not, if I deem you are doing something unnecessary and I ask you to stop, please stop. Common Sense my little ponies. ~All of MLP Forums rules still apply. ~This is not the place for discussing a critical or otherwise negative opinion of the characters. This is a fan club. Its primary purpose is for fans of the character to enjoy themselves in their glorification appreciation of said character. Any negative comments will be considered off-topic or flame bait and you will be subject to MLP Forums Global Rules including but not limited to removal from being about to see and participate in this topic. This is the princess fan club, please only post the princesses.
  12. OK, this is my first MLP annalist video. And I hope I did pretty good for my first attempt. this one is going to feature some season 6 spoilers, to let you know. the audio is of choppy, that's because I was playing around the new audio equipment (first time using it) but its clear to hear.
  13. So I once wondered - which music celebrities would go well with MLP characters due to similarities in personal interests, characteristics, and personalities. Here's my pairing list - tell me what you think! Oh and no hate please! Twilight Sparkle = Carly Rae Jespen. Both have a somewhat attractive voice, don't mind dancing, and also have popular internet phenomenons behind them (Twilicious - ...so call me maybe) Pinkie Pie = Chris Brown or Andrew W.K. Both share a passion for being comical and partying, and also have been revealed to contemplate about their life and what they've gone through. Fluttershy = Justin Bieber. Both have had a rough past, both don't like a zillion flashing cameras in their faces, and both have charmingly sweet singing voices. Applejack = Taylor Swift. Country charm/flair and overall honest and dedicated to those whom they love. Rainbow Dash = 50 Cent. Loud, brash, and loves fast, big things. Both live in massive white mansions. Both are addicted to success and being at the top. Many of 50's cars are also blue in color. Rarity = Selena Gomez. Young, super sexy, but caring and wise in their dealings. Modest yet fashionable and love to share with those whom they love. Vinyl Scratch = Skrillex. #BecauseDJ. Octavia = Enya. Both are masters at soft, sweet, classical tunes. Coloratura = Adele. Stylish yet simple, with an amazing voice. Loves being in the spotlight and in the big city.
  14. This question is basically self-explanatory in the title of this topic. Can Alicorns such as Princess Celestia, Luna, or Cadence be killed? It is never implicitly stated, at least from what I have seen. Though in a couple fanfics that I have read, they can be often depicted as either immortal, ageless, and impossible to kill, or just very durable and extremely hard to kill. If you can clear that up for me, then great. The reason I didn't list Princess Twilight is because the whole alicorn situation for her is confusing for me to understand. I've been hearing so many different theories and speculations in regards to her.
  15. So, a thought occurred to me when thinking about the 'magic' of the MLP universe, and semi-relatedly it occurred to me that each of the four ascended ponies could be paragons of a different form of love, as per the Greek definitions rather than our all-encompassing 'love'. Also, I apologize if this has been tossed about--ultimately it doesn't mean much to me, but I thought it was an interesting comparison to make. Let me defend this point a little before going on, going off of a basic summation paraphrased from a basic online source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Loves), and from what I've heard in general. Princess Twilight, paragon of Phila Phila is the greek word for friendship based love. Supposedly it is one of the happiest and 'most human' of loves, since it does not come out of necessity/evolutionary need. ...And well, pretty much the whole show has been about Twilight discovering the magic of friendship, and building up a relationship with her closest friends. She seems to just ooze friendship and acceptance, which goes along with the comparison. Princess Cadence, paragon of Eros Love for a partner. In Equestria she is hailed as the 'Princess of Love', and for us, love is generically thought of as closer Eros in form than any other--love between a couple. It's the driving force not only to keep two souls together through better or worse, but occasionally drive one or both parties into actions they would normally not do (suicide being the most dramatic, as per Romeo and Juliet and the like, but manipulation was kind of a theme in their episode anyways). Regardless, if memory serves, it is the love that consumes, and both Shining Armor and Cadence seem pretty much that. Princess Luna, paragon of Storge Familial love (?); personally I direct it towards her sister Celestia. It's weaknesses are said to be confliction, smothering, and most importantly, jealousy. It's also said that that which you love most is able to hurt you most, and the raw emotions of Luna's downfall seem to be not only towards her subjects, but also towards her sister in particular. Though, maybe that's more from the fandom's interpretations than the show, hard to say. Regardless, I get the feeling that her sister is the most important figure in her life, who both provides her with stability and the acceptance she needs. Maybe when she started to question that (being ignored?), and grew jealous of the sister she loved, her connection to that elemental love was lost, and she ended up betraying it entirely. Princess Celestia, paragon of Agape Unconditional love. It is often characterized as a love between a deity and their followers (either direction), or even between a mother and their children. Celestia is an unwavering, guiding presence for all of Equestria, and could pretty much be conceptualized as the mother of all her little ponies. The difficulty in that is that she must be strong and unchanging, an eternal teacher, and a source of comfort for those who depend on her, but she is nonetheless adored for it. As a kicker, Agape is also said to be the strongest of all loves, and here she is as the immortal(?) ruler that endured ruling alone for who knows how long, and still appears to be arguably the most powerful entity pony in current existence. I think her connection to the elements being severed had to do with, like Luna, her betrayal of her central love. She loved her sister unconditionally, and very likely Luna also depended on Celestia some amount--yet Celestia still had to rid the world of her; I feel it's kinda like, if a mother banishes her child, even if it's necessary, you then taint your title of mother--or you taint unconditional love by acting directly against the object of that love. Perhaps Twilight and Cadence were able to do what Luna and Celestia could not at a few points, because their connection has yet to be tainted. Regardless, maybe then, the major source of strength/magic in Equestria is love in the end, maybe as a way to purify and strengthen the spirit, or some other strange thing of the like. Thus, ...love conquers all?
  16. herro everybrony! so, how's life.... lets move on so, i realized ALOT like ALOT of the bronies have a liking for princess Luna, than for Princess Celestia which i found interesting, i personally have no preference, they are both awesome But...Luna may have more admirers (i can't think of good words right now) because of her mysteriousness, and maybe is more relateable? I don't know.... any thoughts?
  17. Hey guys! I haven't uploaded in a while, but I hope all this makes up for it! As always, thank you for looking at my art, and stay pony my friends! Critiques are always appreciated!
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  19. Sephiroth goes up against everypony we know in love and hate The Mane 6 have are powered by the Keys of Harmony (The power used to defeat Lord Tirek) Shining Armor is with Princess Cadence Princess Celestia and Luna have the Elements of Harmony Lord Tirek is at full power (equivalent to after he had the powers of everypony in equestria) Chrysalis is at full power (equivalent to after she ate Shining Armors "love") King Sombra is King Sombra Discord is Discord Spike is an adult everypony (and other species) in equestria has thier usual Sephiroth is in his usual and can not go into god form
  20. Inkscape planted her face into her desk. Light shined in through window before her. The angle of Celestia’s sun was only an insult. She had spent the early hours of the afternoon in her study, seated at her writing desk. It had to be at least four in the afternoon now. Nothing. No strike of inspiration came to her. Usually she could come up with something, anything. Even if it sounded stupid in her own mind, ponies liked what she wrote, nevertheless. She glanced at her pale yellow flank, adorned with a cutie mark depicting a pink quill dipped in a black inkpot. A black ink stroke flowed briefly beneath the pot. Today she felt unworthy of the mark. “Celestia, why?!” The pale yellow unicorn sighed, exasperated. “My agent is going to kill me. The publishers want something, anything by next week. An idea, a plot, something, anything!” She groaned and face-planted on the desk again. She never had had writer’s block struck her this hard. Inkscape made a living writing, novels mostly, but she would occasionally do some freelance work on the side, as well. Most of her novels were for school-aged fillies and colts. She had written a few small series. Sometimes she would write something that would gain popularity for awhile among the school ponies, but her agent, Critical Eye, thought she could do something more. Her publishing company saw her potential, and they wanted her to focus on older audiences. Even writing, though an art, was a business, and businesses, especially those in Canterlot, wanted to expand their profit margins. “The ponies want to read what the ponies want to read!” Inkscape repeated in her best, though goofy impersonation of her literary agent, making her voice go low in register. The ponies wanted excitement, originality, romance, etcetera. She could write a romance, an adventure, maybe even a comedy, though she hadn’t tried her hoof at that genre quite yet. Frankly, she was a little afraid to try. It was originality that had her stumped. In the history of the world, there were so many stories, fact and fiction. How could she possibly write something original, new, captivating? Every plot scenario that came into her head had to be dismissed, because she realized it sounded too close to a movie she had seen or a book she had read. “Why can’t I write what I want to write about? Writing what I want to write is easy.” She twirled her quill in the air absentmindedly with the translucent pink magic emanating from her horn. “What I need is some inspiration, to get out of dodge. Something… different.” There was a knock at the door. “Oh, I wonder who that could be?” The yellow mare said aloud to herself. As if there was any question. She walked over to the door and slammed it open it with her horn. “A pleasure as always, Inkscape,” the brown Earth Pony noted with a skeptical look up and down at the bedraggled Inkscape. Her long, pale pink tail and mane, which were usually fashioned straight with product and a bit of her own unicorn magic, were in a mess of unruly waves, each strand making its own path. Hers was the type of hair that could not be left in a natural state, unless put up into a ponytail. “Any luck on that new novel, Inkscape?” Critical Eye continued, brushing past her and inviting himself into the house. “I know you won’t disappoint me.” Inkscape sighed, closing the door and pulling out a chair at her living room table, and using her magic to pour herself and her agent a cup of tea. She used her magic to pull out the seat adjacent to her and gestured for him to sit, which he did. “Why thank you, lass. Now about that novel….” “Critical Eye, I can’t come up with anything. Not a plot, not a character, nada. They can’t just expect me to drop what I’ve been doing for so long and start writing something different. The young ponies love my stories.” “But older ponies read more and read bigger books, and bigger books means more money.” He paused, taking a sip of his tea. “You signed the contract.” “I know, I know, I know, but I need more time!” Critical Eye raised a brow, taking another sip. “How much time?” “I don’t know, enough time to clear the cobwebs from my mind. I need to get out of dodge, get inspired. I just feel like all my originality is… well, gone. Critical, I need a vacation.” Critical eye scratched his chin thoughtfully. “Well, you are between series right now. No pony is expecting anything immediate from you. I bet I can talk to the publishing company and tell them you need some time to get your great inspiration for their next novel. She beamed. “You could do that for me? Critical Eye, you are a lifesaver!” “I can’t afford my favorite client burning out on me, now can I?” He said with a wink. “I’ll talk to the publishers tomorrow, and I’ll tell you what I can get for you.” “Thanks, Critical Eye, you’re the best!” “No need telling me what I already know, Ink.” The brown pony joked with a wink. The following day, Inkscape received a letter from her agent with the news that the publishing company would be willing to give her a few months off in order to find her inspiration again, a bit of a thank you for all of her hard work in the past. Inkscape squealed in excitement, clutching the letter to her and collapsing on the couch. “Vacatioooon!!” She sat up suddenly. “Oh, but where to go?” She trotted over to the window, the bustling city of Canterlot laid out before her, ponies pulling carriages, ponies with their mouths, hooves and horns full of shopping bags. Ponies usually came to Canterlot for vacation, but where did one go if they lived in the country’s premier vacation destination? Fillydelphia? Manehatten? No, no. No big cities.Canterlot was big enough for her taste, last thing she needed was to go to an even bigger city. There was no way she could relax in busy places like those. “A map.” She decided, walking into her office and opening a drawer on her desk with her horn, magically pulling out a map of Equestria and laying it flat on the desk. She seated herself and studied it. Somewhere not too terribly far. She wasn’t quite up for traveling clear across the country. The Crystal Empire was something she had always wanted to see, but there was that big city problem again. “Another time.” She assured herself, not looking up from the map. “What’s this?” She put a pale yellow hoof on a dot on the map that read Ponyville. “Ponyville, huh? Well it seems like an empty place to me, oh! but look! It’s right by the Everfree Forest and the Palace of the Two Sisters! I’d love to see that!” She beamed. “Ponyville it is then!” Later that afternoon, Inkscape trotted down to Hoofprint’s Travel Agency. She wasn’t about to trek to Ponyville without first knowing that there was a place for her to stay. She had a hunch that the small town might not have a hotel. She pushed the door open with a hoof, a bell jingled overhead. A grey unicorn stallion, who was filing paperwork behind the front desk looked up. “Ah, so if it isn’t Inkscape! How’ve you been? I haven’t seen you around in awhile. Those publishers of yours finally giving you a break?” Inkscape smiled and sighed with a brief chuckle, as she seated herself in front of the counter. “Hoofprint, you have no idea! They want me to start working on books for older ponies, and I have been doing the same thing for so long, I am just lacking any inspiration or fresh ideas.” Hoofprint leaned forward, seemingly worried. “What? You’re not going to be writing the foal novels anymore? My daughter just loves your work.” “Oh, no, no! Not forever, I wouldn’t let that happen. I could never let down my biggest, er, littlest fans!” She assured him with a good-natured laugh. “Well, that’s good.” He leaned on his forehoof perched on the counter. “So, Miss Inkscape, where were you thinking about going for your vacation?” “Ponyville.” “Ponyville?” He asked, incredulous. “Why in Celestia’s name would you want to go there for? There’s nothing there!” “Exactly!” He tilted his head. “You’re going to have to elaborate on that.” “I just need a quiet place where I can relax and hopefully find my creative spark again.” Inkscape explained. “Well, if quiet is what you’re going for, Ponyville is definitely the place for you. So what can I do for you? You need transportation? Lodging?” “I need to know if there’s a place for me to stay in Ponyville. For some reason, I get the feeling that there aren’t many hotels there.” Hoofprint smiled and nodded. “Your hunch is definitely right on that one, dear. Ponyville doesn’t have a single hotel, motel, or inn in the entire town! Luckily you have me to make some accommodations for you. I can send a message to the major and see if anything can be done for you. Come back tomorrow, and I’ll see what I have for you.” Inkscape smiled and nodded. “Thank you, Hoofprint! Talk to you tomorrow!” She called, as she walked out. The walk back home was warm, Inkscape thought. These last couple of weeks had been real scorchers, as far as summer days in Canterlot went. The pegasus ponies must not be doing a very good job at maintaining the weather. Not only was it getting sweltering hot outside, but there was a lack of rain as well. Ponies worked hard to keep their gardens watered and green. In canterlot, residents took great pride in their homes, so brown grass and wilting plants would never do. But despite their best efforts, it was easy to tell that the plants in the city were not as healthy as they should have been. The young unicorn spent that night packing as much as she could. Hoofprint had a reputation for gaining fast results in his line of work, and she wouldn’t be surprised if he had found a spot ready for her tomorrow and a bed ready for her in Ponyville tomorrow evening. When she had packing away most of her essentials, including her writing materials, she made herself a daffodile sandwich, which she ate outside on her patio in the shade of her umbrella table. She watched the sun slowly descend in the Equestrian sky. She took another bite of her sandwich and wished that Celestia would hurry up and set the sun, so that Luna could raise her moon and bring the refreshing coolness of night. The ponies going up and down the road in front of her home visibly looked drained from the heat. Inkscape wished she knew a spell that could give everypony a glass of cold water, or even a mug of cider. Too bad it wasn’t cider season. She could go for a glass of Sweet Apple Acres’ Homemade Apple Cider. Wasn’t that orchard in Ponyville, too? “Maybe I could ask for a tour around the farm.” She wondered out loud to herself. She realised that maybe Ponyville wasn’t quite as boring as ponies around here had made it out to be. The most important thing was that it was a quiet town, a relaxing place, which was just what she needed to get her creative mind working again. Inkscape was up early the next morning. She used her magic to take her luggage down to the travel agency. She didn’t have a doubt that Hoofprint had found a place for her to stay. He had never failed to be prompt in all the times she had used his service. Even in the early morning sun, it was already starting to feel warm and sticky. She dragged her luggage inside the travel agency as the bell overhead jingled upon her entry. Hoofprint grinned ear to ear from behind the counter. “Smart move, because I found you a place to stay, and I also found you a ride there! I was going to have him pick you up at your house, but he’ll be dropping by here in few minutes for coffee and doughnuts. He’s an old friend of mine. Just as he said it, a series of knocks came from the door. The door opened, jingling the bell overhead. A large and sturdy grey pegasus stallion walked in, a paper bag clenched in his maw. He set the bad down on the counter. Hoofprint wasted no time in pouncing on the bag, pulling out a sprinkled doughnut and taking a large chomp out of it. “Hey, Hoof, save some for me. I bought them!” “Oh, shorry, Funder Shtep,” Hoofprint said around a mouthful of pastry. He used the back of his hoof to wipe the stray crumbs and sprinkles from his mouth. “I have the coffee. Let me grab it from the back.”He trotted through a door to the left of the counter. Inkscape could hear the sound of clinking dishes. The grey stallion turned to Inkscape and smiled. “So you must be the mare I’m taking to Ponyville. I’m Thunder Step.” He offered his hoof, and Inkscape shook it gladly. “Nice to meet you, Thunder Step. I’m Inkscape.” He grinned. “Pleasure’s all mine, lass.” Just then, Hoofprint re-entered with a platter of coffee cups, a small pitcher of cream and a bowl of sugar on it. It was easy to tell that he was focusing very hard not to spill. Inkscape took the platter with her magic, gently taking it from the stallion, who released his grasp on it gratefully. Inkscape’s pink magic set the platter down on the counter beside the bag of doughnuts. Hoofprint grinned sheepishly. “Thank you, Inkscape. That could have ended badly.” She grinned. “Not a problem, but there’s no shame in taking two trips.” Hoofprint took a seat behind the counter and helped himself to a cup of coffee. He took it black. “You know that’s not how I think, Ink.” She smiled and sighed, taking a cup of coffee for herself, adding cream, two spoonfuls of sugar and stirring it in with her horn. Without any surprise, Thunder Step took his coffee plain, too. She smiled to herself. Why was it that all the stallions she knew took their coffee black? Maybe it was some weird masculinity thing. Thunder Step served himself and Inkscape a doughnut, leaving Hoofprint the one with the bite mark in it. “So what makes you keen to visit Ponyville?” Thunder Step asked. He took another sip of his coffee. “Just need a bit of recuperation time, while I try to get my creative spark back. I’ve just had the worst writer’s block as of late.” Thunder Step raised a brow. “So you’re some kind of writer then?” “Oh she’s not just some kind of writer,’ Inkscape is famous. My daughter just loves her books, especially her Neon Pegasi series.” “Wait! You’re Summer Quill!” Thunder Step blurted at the top of his lungs, spewing coffee everywhere. She narrowed her eyes and used her horn to pick up a napkin and dab the coffee from her features. “Yes, my pen name is Summer Quill. Ponies use pen names when they want to keep their real identities a secret, something mine will not be if you keep shouting it at the top of your lungs,” she said not meanly, but rather in a matter-of-fact tone of voice. The large pegasus suddenly looked very sheepish, as he glanced around nervously, as if looking to see anypony had heard him. “Sorry.” Inkscape leaned forward and rested her head in her hooves. “What I want to know is why is my pen name so exciting to you?” The grey pony shuffled in his seat. WELL, it’s just that I make a lot of trips from Canterlot to Ponyville, transporting all kinds of merchandise. I bring books sometimes, too. When I stop for a break, I’ll often times read a little…. I really like Summer Quill’s books. I don’t care if they’re for younger ponies.” Both Inkscape and Hoofprint were silent for a moment, and Thunder Step’s unease seemed to multiply exponentially until Inkscape couldn’t hold it back any longer and started laughing. The two stallions looked at her. Thunder Step seemed hurt. She noticed and forced herself to take a breath to calm down. “No, no,” she said, “I’m not laughing at you. I’m laughing at myself, or my publishers, or I don’t know.” Thunder Step sighed, relieved, but raised a brow at her comment. “I’m afraid you’re going to have to elaborate.” “My publishers have been on my case, because they want me to start focusing my writing on books for older ponies, but it seems older ponies like what I’m writing now.” The three finished their breakfast in good company. Afterwards Inkscape paid Hoofprint for his services. “I found you a place to stay at a library in Ponyville. The caretaker seemed delighted to have company, especially after I told her that you were an author,” Hoofprint told her. She smiled and shook his hoof gratefully. “Thanks again, Hoofprint.” Thunder Step took Inkscape and her things to his wagon. Inkscape looked in wonder at all the treasures beneath the covered top. Books, some of hers, like he had mentioned, a variety of clothing, candies, tools, quills, scrolls, and countless other items made up the shipment. Everything seemed to be secured in place with deliberate precision. A seat at the front of wagon had been made ready for her. Inkscape took her seat. Thunder Step set her luggage beside her. She thanked him, and he slipped into his yoke. “You ready, Summer Quill?” He called over his shoulder. She giggled. “Please, call me Inkscape.” He blushed. “Are you ready to go then, Inkscape?” “Ready, Thunderstep!” “Okay, well hold on tight. I have to get there and back by the time Celestia lowers the sun.” He reared up on his hind legs and suddenly lurched into a full sprint, much to the dismay of the carriage drivers and pedestrians on the Canterlot roads. “Sorry!’ She called to a pegasus pony, who was unfortunate enough to be walking around a puddle, when they came barreling down the road and thoroughly drenching the pony and her bag of purchases. The speed was exhilarating. Once they got out of the city and out onto the open road, Thunder Step really kicked it into high gear. The sound of the large stallion galloping really did sound like thunder. His name suited him well, Inkscape thought. She closed her eyes, felt the wind blowing through her mane, and wondered if this was how it felt to fly. A sudden bump in the road nearly sent her flying out of her seat. She yelped in surprise, catching herself before she flew out of the wagon with a spell, that secured her to the set. She thought she’d keep up the spell, just in case the road got bumpy again. “You okay back there? You’re not going to wimp out on me, are ya?” Thunder Step called back, not breaking stride in the slight. “No, I’m fine. Keep it up!” She yelled above the wind. “What? Speed it up?” He gave a mischievous smile over his shoulder. I was hoping you would say that!” “Wait no! I didn’t say-” But it was too late. The pegasus unfurled his large wings, and beat them, accelerating their speed by double, no triple. Inkscape bit her lip, her eyes wide, streaming with tears from the harsh wind. She doubled her spell that she had placed to keep her flying out of the wagon. Even with her eyes open, Inkscape could hardly see with her eyes watering profusely, so she closed them, trying to imagine that she was flying, which wasn’t hard. Other than the sound of the wind gushing in her ears, Inkscape didn’t hear anything. The sound of Thunder Step’s hooves hitting the path was gone. She forced open one eye and noticed that his hooves were hardly touching the ground at all anymore, though his legs still worked in a running motion. Inkscape looked ahead and saw what appeared to be buildings and houses in the distance quickly drawing nearer. They weren’t there yet where they? She struggled to look at the sun. It couldn’t even be noon yet. How fast were they GOING?! The structures became clearer, and there was no doubt that it was Ponyville. Thunder Step glided with his wings, slowing their speed. She felt a small jolt go through the wagon when his hooves hit the ground. By the time they reached the town’s entrance, Thunder Step had slowed to a trot. Inkscape watched the resident ponies trot about the town’s streets, doing their day’s work. Some pulled carts, others stood behind booths in the market, calling out to the ponies passing by. Thunder Step stopped in front of a structure that appeared to be built into a living tree. A balcony was visible in the high branches. A door was at its base. “Here we are.” Inkscape scrutinized the library, not sure if she should be incredulous or impressed. “The library is in a tree? Seems like a bit unsafe, if we were to have a lightning storm.” “Not if you have a magical lightning rod!” Came a new voice. Inkscape looked to where the sound had come from and saw that a purple unicorn with a navy mane and tail, each adorned with a magenta highlight, had emerged from the door and was making her way over to greet her. Why did she get the feeling that she should know who this mare was? “Hello, My name is Twilight Sparkle, and you must be my new houseguest.” The unicorn mare held out her hoof. Inkscape smiled and shook it. Her mind was racing. Twilight Sparkle. I’ve heard that name…. but where? She was still shaking Twilight Sparkle’s hoof, when she realized that she hadn’t responded, and the situation was starting to turn a bit awkward. “Oh, I’m sorry. I was lost in thought. My name is Inkscape.” She quickly but subtly released the mare’s hoof and smiled sheepishly. “Well, it’s very nice to meet you, Inkscape.” She turned to Thunder Step. “Oh, are the new Neon Pegasi books here? I’ve been looking forward to reading them and adding them to the library’s collection.” Again, Inkscape found herself surprised by the types of ponies who read her books. For a moment, she almost told her who she was, but thought that maybe that could wait until later. “Yep! They’re in the back,” Thunderstep said. He unhitched himself from the wagon and headed to the back, where he began gingerly shifting through the merchandise until he found a small package wrapped in paper and tied with a simple string. He took took it in his mouth, and Twilight Sparkle took it with her magic. in return, she gave him a couple bits. He gave her a nod and a smile. “Pleasure doing business with you, Princess.” Inkscape tilted her head. Princess? But then the unicorn turned, and Inkscape saw the wings folded at her sides. Not a unicorn, and alicorn! That’s where she had heard her name. Inkscape had not been in town for the coronation ceremony, but ponies were raving about it for weeks afterwards in Canterlot. Inkscape found herself suddenly kneeling and dipping her head before the princess. “My apologies, Princess Twilight Sparkle. I didn’t realize it was you. I wasn’t in Canterlot for the coronation. I didn’t even know what you looked like. I knew I heard your name somewhere, but I couldn’t remember exactly where until just now.” She found herself babbling like a fool. “Please, now that’s enough of that. Please call me Twilight.” Inkscape gave a nervous laugh. “Oh, haha. Sorry, um Twilight. I’ve never met royalty before.” Twilight sighed. “I’m not royalty. Well, I guess I am, but don’t call me Princess. I only use that title for official business.” Inkscape stared at her hoof, dragging it to and fro in the dirt. “Sorry.” Twilight smiled. “No need to be sorry. Come on, let’s get you settled in.” Inkscape felt oddly nervous as she waved Thunder Step farewell. She grabbed her bags with a levitation spell, enveloping them in a pale pink glow. Twilight lead her into the library, the first floor was packed with books on every shelf. Twilight noticed her distracted state. “I know it’s not much. The library in Canterlot has a much more extensive collection, but I hope you can find everything you need here for any late night studying you wish to do. The library is always open for houseguests.” “It is very charming,” Inkscape said in earnest. This seemed to please Twilight very much. She beamed. “Thank you. I always try to keep it well-organized. Come on, I will show you to your room.” Inkscape nodded and followed the alicorn up the stairs to a loft, where there was a bed with a dig basket on the floor beside it. Inkscape wondered if Twilight Sparkle had a pet. Twilight lead her through a door off to the side, where a small bedroom was set up. It had a window facing Ponyville’s clock tower and town square. A door lead out onto the balcony she had seen when she had first arrived. A writing desk was set up against a wall, stocked with parchment and quills. A bed was adjacent to it. next to the bed was a small dresser. A light pink area rug that almost matched the hue of her mane covered the center of the room. Twilight seemed embarrassed. “It’s not very big-” “It’s perfect!” Inkscape let out a squeal. She unceremoniously canceled the levitation spell, dropping her bags, which landed with muffled thuds on the wooden floor. She galloped over to the window. “Wow! What a view! There’s the Clocktower. Oh, and there’s the Everfree Forest! I can’t wait!” Twilight walked up beside her. “Um, can’t wait for what? Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the enthusiasm.” She grinned. “The Palace of the Two Sisters! I’ve always wanted to see it!” “Really? Well, I bet you’d love to know that there’s a library there….” Twilight said, as if trying to further convince her. She raised a brow. “Really? What kind of books?” “All kinds.” Inkscape smirked. “All kinds?” Twilight returned the smirk, a challenge in her eyes. “Try me.” “History?” “Yes.” “Magic?” “Of course.” “Astronomy?” “You’re not even trying.” “Novels?” “Don’t even doubt it.” Inkscape paused a moment. “Genealogy of famous Equestrian wizards, including, but not limited to Starswirl the Bearded.” They stared each other down for a long moment, before both simultaneously bursting into laughter. Inkscape laughed until she was in stitches. She couldn’t remember the last time she laughed so hard. Soon they were both gasping for breath. Inkscape had to wrestle with herself to keep from erupting into another bout of laughter. “Spike and I make trips quite frequently to the Palace of the Two Sisters. You’re welcome to come along with us on our next trip.” “Really? Oh thank you!” She caught herself, but until after she had wrapped Twilight into a tight hug. She dropped her arms, embarrassed. “Sorry. I get a little carried away sometimes.” Twilight just laughed. “Stop apologizing all the time. What’s a hug among friends?” “Friends? But I-” “I mean, I know we just met and all, but I get the feeling that we’re going to be great friends!” Inkscape beamed back at her. “That I have no objection to.” “Um, Twilight, if you’re done laughing like a maniac in here with the house guest, Pinkie Pie is at the door.” A young voice came from the doorway. “Spike,” Twilight chided, “don’t be rude. This is Inkscape. She’s a writer.” Inkscape looked to see who had spoken and was beyond surprised when she saw that it was a small purple dragon with round green spines down his back and tail. “This is Spike?!” She exclaimed. “He’s adorable! And he talks!” She rushed over to the small dragon and loowered herself to his level. “I’ve never met a dragon before. I never knew they could be so civil.” She held out a hoof. “Hi Spike, I’m Inkscape.” “I better go see what Pinkie wants,” Twilight said, “You two get acquainted. I’ll be back in a moment.” She dismissed herself. Inkscape Didn’t hear her go down the stairs and assumed she must have flown down. Spike took Inkscape’s hoof in one of his claws. “Nice to meet you, Inkscape. I’m Spike, and for the record, I’m not adorable. Only Rarity can call me that.” “Who?” “Rarity, the most beautiful unicorn in all of Equestria. She runs the Carousel Boutique. She’s a fashion genius! I’m sure you’ll meet her and the others, if you stick around awhile.” “Others?” She asked. “Twilight’s friends.” A sudden and rather dramatic gasp from downstairs interrupted them. “What?! She’s here now? Why didn’t you tell me? Now we’re running out of time!” Inkscape heard the door slam suddenly. She turned to Spike. “Is everything okay?” He shrugged. “She’s just being Pinkie Pie. I’m sure it’s nothing to get too worried about.” Inkscape nodded, but trotted downstairs to ask Twilight what had happened. “She’s just being Pinkie Pie.” Twilight explained, mimicking Spike’s words. “But what does that mean?” Twilight and Spike exchanged a look. “Oh, you’ll find out soon enough,” She said with a grin. Inkscape wasn’t sure how that answer made her feel, but she decided that it couldn’t be anything that bad. Twilight and Spike let Inkscape relax for the rest of the afternoon, so that she could get unpacked and settled in. Later that evening, Twilight and Spike treated her to dinner at a local restaurant. They chose to be seated outside. It was still almost uncomfortably warm, despite the setting sun. “This is some summer we’ve been having, isn’t it?” Inkscape commented. Twilight nodded. “It has been really warm. I’ve had to put a cooling spell on the library.” “I thought it seemed pretty cool in the library, but I just accredited it to it being inside of a living tree. Twilight nodded. “That’s a good theory, but it’s just a spell.” “Could you maybe show me that sometime? It would make so my home in Canterlot much more comfortable in this heat.” For some reason, this made Twilight very happy, and she clapped her hooves together excitedly. “Oh, I have lots of helpful spells I could teach you: smudge resistant windows, how to heat water to a boil instantly, oh and a spell for melting ice on sidewalks in the winter. Oh, and I can’t forget the -” “Okay, Twilight. I think she gets it.” Spike butted in. She blushed. “Oh, right. I was just getting a little carried away.” The waiter came out with their orders then. Spike had a huge plate of hayfries. Inkscape ordered the same thing as Twilight, as she really didn’t know what to get, and Twilight told her that the daffodil and daisy sandwich was very good, especially with a side salad topped with raspberry vinaigrette. The two mares got talking about life in Canterlot. Having both been raised in the capital city, they had a lot of common experiences. Twilight told Inkscape the story of how she acquired Spike, when she took the entry exam for Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns, only to cause a massive magical explosion that not only earned her her cutie mark, but gained the attention of Celestia herself, who then made Twilight her own personal pupil. “So you never got into the school after all?” Inkscape asked. “No,” she said, “but I got something much better.” Inkscape grinned. “Well, that’s too bad, I took the entrance exam for the same school term. We could have been classmates.” “You went to Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns?!” She asked incredulously. Inkscape smiled, feeling pride surging through her. “Yep! Well, most of my family has. Magic has always run strong in my family.” “I always wondered if special magical ability is a recessive or dominant gene.” Twilight speculated. She then went into a detailed rant on her personal theories regarding this. She started using scientific terms that Inscape hadn’t heard or used since science class back during her school days. She soon found herself lost. She exchanged a look with Spike who returned a small smile and a nod. Inkscape supposed this was just a normal Twilight thing. They spoke for so long that by the time they had left the restaurant, Luna was beginning to raise the moon. Twilight looked at the sky. “Wow! We’ve been here for quite some time now. We should probably head back to the library before it gets too dark to see.” They headed back to the library, just as the rest of the day’s light had faded below the horizon. Inkscape followed Twilight inside the darkened library. Then suddenly a loud squeal, and the room was suddenly filled with light. It blinded Inkscape for a moment, while her eyes adjusted. A loud bang sounded and streamers and glitter went everywhere. “Welcome to Ponyville, Inkscape!” Screamed a pink Earth Pony excitedly. She hopped around the room, until she was right in her face. “Did you like my party cannon? Be you weren’t expecting a party! Were you surprised? Huh? Huh? Huh?” Inkscape was gasping for air. She didn’t take to being startled well. “Yes.. I.. was…” She choked out between breaths. “Hey everyone! We surprised her!” The pink pony screamed over her shoulder to 4 other ponies. There was a blue pegasus with a rainbow mane and tail, an orange earth pony with a blond mane, who wore a cowpony hat, a white unicorn with a well-styled purple mane and tail, and in the far corner, a yellow pegasus with a long pink mane and tail. When she could breath again, Inkscape asked. “What’s going on?” “It’s you’re Welcome to Ponyville Party!” The pink pony was hopping in circles around the library excitedly. “Pinkie, calm down!” Twilight cast a spell that levitated the hyper pink earth pony. She floated in mid air in a magenta bubble of magic, seemingly unphased, but rather swam gleefully in the zero gravity. “Sorry about that,” Twilight said. “Pinkie Pie means well. Now let me introduce you to everypony. “This is Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy, and of course, you’ve met Pinkie Pie here.” “Hi Inkscaaaape!” Pinkie Pie called in an echoing voice from inside her bubble. Twilight rolled her eyes and smiled, canceling the spell. Pinkie Pie hopped over to the table in the center of the library, where a large pink cake was set. It was covered in at least a dozen candles and read ‘Welcome Inkscape!’ “What are you waiting for, silly. Blow out your candles!” Inkscape looked around nervously at all the smiling and encouraging faces. She took a deep breath and blew them them out. She wasn’t sure if she was supposed to make a wish or not. It wasn’t like it was her birthday or anything, but she thought there was no harm in it. She wished this vacation would be something worth remembering. Pinkie Pie took it upon herself to divide the cake into eight pieces. Spike ate his in one bite, as did the pink earth pony herself. “Aww, I thought you were a pegasus,” Rainbow Dash commented. “I was hoping for a flying buddy.” “Rainbow Dash,” Rarity chastised. “Now there is no need to be rude to our new friend.” She turned to Inkscape. “Please do forgive Rainbow here. She can be a bit rash at times.” Rainbowdash gave her a sour look. “Hey!” Inkscape giggled. “No offense taken. I would make for a poor pegasus anyway. I’m terrified of heights.” “Oh, I don’t like heights either,” said a quiet Fluttershy. “I prefer to stay near the ground with my animal friends.” “I miss having a pet,” Inkscape commented, “it was always nice having company while I worked.” This peaked Fluttershy’s interest, and she suddenly became very talkative. “Oh, I have lots of cute little critters at my cottage. If you want to adopt a pet, I could find you the perfect one. I have all kinds of song birds, cardinals, finches, oh, and even flamingos. Well, flamingos aren’t a song bird, but they are very friendly. I also have bunnies, squirrels, kitties and puppies -” “Hold on there there, Sugarcube.” Applejack intervened. “No need to overwhelm the poor thing. I bet she’s feeling a might overwhelmed by it all, without anypony pressuring her.” Fluttershy looked down and away, suddenly very sullen. “Oh, sorry. I’ll stop.” “I would love to drop by your cottage and see the animals, Fluttershy.” A smile spread across the yellow pegasus’ features. Pinkie Pie dictated the remainder of the evening, and Inkscape didn’t doubt that the joyful mare’s special talent was throwing parties. She could hardly remember the last time she had had so much fun! Pinkie Pie had brought a big Pinata filled with rock candy of all things. They danced to songs by Sapphire Shores. Inkscape hadn’t danced in a very long time. She couldn’t even remember the last time she had done so. She was surprised she still has some sense of rhythm. She guessed that maybe that was something one was born with, and it couldn’t be forgotten. By the end of the night, Inkscape was feeling ill from eating too much candy, and her hooves ached from dancing through Sapphire Shore’s latest album three times in a row, and as much fun as she and Twilight echoed her sense of relief, once everypony had left. They were both exhausted. They both headed to bed. Inkscape fell asleep almost instantly, despite being in a new place. However, as soon as she began to slumber, she began to dream. She dreamed she was walking through the forest. For some reason, she got the feeling she was in the Everfree Forest. It was night, and she could hear Timberwolves howling on the wind, but she wasn’t afraid. Everything went silent, and all she could hear was the sound of her hoofsteps. Suddenly, her steps grew louder, as the surface beneath her changed from soft earth to solid stone, then there were more hoofsteps, coming from ahead! Inkscape tried to see what it was, but she was surrounded by thick fog. She could not see anything. Then, through the mist, she saw a figure. It came forward and stood before her. The pony was blessed with both horn and wing. Her mane was dazzled with the light of stars. She dropped to one knee so quickly, Inkscape almost hit her face on the ground. “Rise, my little pony,” The Alicorn said in a gentle voice. Inkscape rose shakily to her hooves. “P-Princess Luna! What are you doing here. Is- is this a dream? Or is it real?” “This is indeed a dream, Inkscape, but who is to say that it is not also reality.” “I-I don’t understand.” “My time here is short, but you must remain in Ponyville, Inkscape. It is imperative. Do not go home, not until your task is complete.” “Wait, but how do I know-” But it was too late, and Inkscape found herself talking to empty space.
  21. Welcome to Equestria.TV Friday Movie Nights, where your fellow Poniverse community members join together to watch movies and chat, but the fun doesn't stop there! When episodes are airing, you can tune in the next morning, where we’ll all watch a new episode of Friendship is Magic together on a live stream, and you can join us on Wednesday nights for Lounge Night, where we just sit back, relax, and watch whatever we want, whether it be movies, livestreams, or ponies. And remember, even when there’s no movies or livestreams, there’s always something to watch! We keep pony videos and episodes playing non-stop, 24/7! Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Showtimes 6:00 PM EDT 12:00 AM CET The Princess Bride Showtimes 8:00 PM EDT 2:00 AM CET Littlest Pet Shop Season 3: Episode 11 "If the Shoe Fits" Showtimes 10:30 AM EDT 4:30 PM CET Equestria.tv Presents: UNSCRIPTED SATURDAYS 2:00 PM EDT 7:00 PM CET FAQ If we have last minute technical difficulties, the movies may be delayed for a short period of time, which will alter both of the movies’ starting times, so stay tuned to this thread for updates. If watching the movies becomes an impossibility for some reason, we will watch ponies instead. Feel free to contact the ETV staff (which will be viewable in the channel’s Message of the Day box) if you happen to have any further questions on the subject. If not... Join in on the party! Equestria.tv (All of these events will be taking place in the CMC Clubhouse.)
  22. I will present to you the first of my set of alicorn button designs, Princess Luna! As I always must say: NOT VECTORS, HAND-DRAWN. Not gonna babble too much about it since you'll just scroll past and look at the pretty pictures, so here we go: If you actually WANT one of my buttons, you can PM me and I'll set you up with it. I'd rather not break any advertising rules here. :3 Also, the button has glitter in on it. That's what those little sprinkles are. All alicorn buttons do, it's a thing to show how pretty-princessish they are.
  23. What do you think would happen if Season 5 were written by the following: Yoshiyuki Tomino Hideaki Anno Hajime Isayama Zeus Cervas Casey Alexander Aaron Springer All the other writers of modern Spongebob Scott Sonneborn Merriwether Williams Charlotte Fullerton And if Season 5 had these two plot threads: Diamond Tiara is afraid the CMC will eventually take her popularity. So she burns down Zecora's house, sneaks out the alicorn amulet from the remains and desires to commission an assassin. But Diamond Tiara tries the amulet on out of vanity and accidentally puts it through an evil overload. The amulet explodes, causing Diamond Tiara to fly back. In mid-air her forehead and back bleed and the blood materializes into a horn and a pair of wings. Now an alicorn, Diamond Tiara instead plans to use her powers to raise an army and conquer all of Equestria and increase her fame. Applebloom uncovers a metal giant with a v-shaped crest on its forehead, circles all over its body, a cone sticking out of its back, and a blade on its right forearm. Applebloom studies it along side other ponies who are interested.
  24. The Mane Six Introduction There was once 6 ponies who were great friends. They are always helping each other out when one of them is in need. They represent the Elements Of Harmony. The elements are Loyalty, Laughter, Kindness, Honesty, Generosity, and Magic. Each one of these elements represent the key to friendship, that hold special secrets in them. These six friends are Dawn Aeons, the element of Honesty, Lively Mane, the element of Kindness, Angelic Soar, the element of Generosity, Nyla Breeze, the element of Loyalty, Written Leaf, the element of Laughter, and above all, Zenith Light, the element of Magic. All six of these ponies represent the Elements Of Harmony, without their elements, they would be torn apart for eternity til Hell freezes over. From this day onward, these ponies will never be separated. Chapter 1: The Return of Him It was the crack of dawn, when a new day arrives. Zenith woke up in her quiet and peaceful room. She got up, made her bed and went to shower. A few moments later, Zenith went to the kitchen to fetch some cereal from the counter. There were loud knocks on her door, it interrupted her breakfast, she always hates getting interrupted on important events. As she trots to the door, she saw her friends outside the window, waiting patiently for Zenith. As Zenith swung open the door, Lively gave her a hug. "Happy birthday, Zenith! Sorry we couldn't buy you gifts since we were all low on bits.." said Lively. She went inside of Zenith's house, followed by her friends. Zenith was shocked as it was the first time she had forgotten her own birthday, she was lucky to have such wonderful friends. Zenith went inside and gave out blueberry muffins to everypony. She always knew that her friends loved muffins, especially if it is blueberry. Zenith and her friends celebrated her birthday by playing classic games, watching horror movies and telling stories. As time went past, Zenith was sound asleep on her bed as her friends went back to their respectful houses and slept through the night. Suddenly, a loud noise roared through the entire land of Ponyville. Zenith had been awaken by the noise, she was curious of what it was she decided to go out and find whatever thing that made the noise. She went to her friends houses and called for them. The six of them threw search parties around Ponyville but seemed to be lost. They can't find anything, but there was a clue. Dawn and Nyla saw pieces of glowing ashes flew right through Ponyville and into the Everfree Forest. They spotted a glowing light behind the trees. Dawn and Nyla ran to find the rest of they're friends and told them about the ashes. Dawn swung to her words, "Girls, girls! We saw something! I-It was red, glowing a-ashes! They flew right across the town and into the Everfree Forest! Y-You saw that right, Nyla?" Nyla nodded in agreement. Angelic added, "I saw that! At first I thought they were my imagination.." "We have to go to the Everfree Forest this instant!" Dawn demanded, stomping a hoof on the ground. The girls swung into action and ran to the edge of Ponyville. Written gulped, "Well, this is it, there Everfree Forest.." Chapter 2: The Dragon Nyla said, "W-Well, we can't just stand here and do nothing! We have to find the ashes!" The five girls agreed and ran into the dark, sinister woods. As they ran deeper and deeper into the woods, it became brighter as they ran straight forward towards the Castle Of The Two Sisters. They stopped. "Goodness Celestia, t-they're.. DRAGONS!!" screamed Lively, Zenith quickly covered her mouth with her hoof, hoping that nopony heard her. The six of them resumed walking behind the trees, looking at the humongous dragon with ashes by its tummy. It wasn't just ashes, they were eggs. Dragon eggs are known to be radiating red. Scorching hot flames that engulfed the shells protect them from any harm. Written terribly fear of fire and dragons since she was a little filly, her parents died in a fire. She still could not overcome over it. The dragon was sound asleep at the entrance of the castle, blocking the girls from entering. There was only one way to get inside and it was the windows. The windows were very high and only Dawn and Angelic had wings. The others were only Earth Ponies and Pegasi. Zenith had informed them that luckily, she had learnt a floating spell when she was young. Zenith was unsure at first upon successfully casting the spell but with the encouragement of her friends, it worked! Zenith and the three others floated straight up to the windows as Angel and Dawn followed. It wasn't easy floating with a new temporary sense of equilibrium. All of them landed safe and a little bit of smooth inside the castle. For what it seems, they were currently inside a library. Zenith was glad there wasn't any some sort of dangerous trial or harm to go through, yet. She thought of a plan to find a book about dragons. She asked everypony to find every book they can find consisting about dragons. The ponies, in groups of two, galloped off to find the books. Angelic was the clumsy one within her friends. She was not aware of her surroundings within the library as her eyes were shut and she was humming while flying around. Suddenly, she bumped into a big statue. It fell and made a loud 'bang,' her friends gasped. The dragon woke up as soon as it heard the sound, it quickly got up and looked through the windows, it spotted the six mares. TO BE CONTINUED... Written By- Suzie Indigo (Suzanne)
  25. Still have to finish luna and Twilight since I got lazy toward the bottom. But whatevz, it's not like I'm gonna color it till august when I get a huge pack of prisma colored pencils for my birthday. On a side note, I really liked Twilight's mane when the other three first transferred their magic to her. And then the flowy mane went away and I was sad.