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S3e13- My Very Best Friends by Esuka S3e13- My Very Best Friends by Esuka
How to put this... The finale was good. I enjoyed it, I enjoyed the music, and I am curious to see how this changes things, if it changes anything at all. I am not mad, and having watched the finale at last, I am glad to know that the displeasure I have felt was not at all a result of Twilight transforming.

No, my displeasure this past month has been at a fandom that cannot reign in their emotions, cannot recognize that spoilers are not something everyone wants to discuss, and cannot recognize that a show that was embraced for its light hearted nature is being treated as anything but. It is ok to have opinions. I would be very concerned if you did not have one. But if being in a public forum, screaming about the latest twitter post without consideration that others might not want to know, and doing so with the same composure of doomsday sign holders, is deplorable. We are better than this, guys.... right?

Sorry for the rant, but this has been bothering me. I hope you all enjoyed the season, and I hope you enjoyed my small contribution. Will I do this again for season 4? Probably. Despite aforementioned anger, I am still enjoying the show greatly, and I don't see a reason to stop because of the actions of others. See you all in Season 04.

MLP:FiM is (c) Hasbro
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IzzyTwelve Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Beautiful!
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Hopefully it will start with Twilight realising she do not know how to fly and crash into something, after all in Twilight Hot Minute, Twilight said that her best trick she can perform with her wings is crashing on her face, it would be funny beggining and safe episode face of Twilight being able to fly just to tell fandom to calm down, heh.

Cya in season 4
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DarkCrusader28 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I Can understand your anger, ironically the ones who criticise those who like alicorn twilight are acting the same way that those who criticise the fandom for "liking a show for little girls", bunch of hypocrites...

And for the picture itself, its beautiful and simbolic in a heartwarming way.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Great pic!
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EPICNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS :iconprincesstwilightplz::iconsaysplz: Awesome!
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Wow! This looks so amazing! :+fav:
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MegamanBeta Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Hello! I love all of your artwork and well...I was wondering if I could re-use this picture in a video? I'd give you credit and put a link here in the description!
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Esuka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Sure, that's fine. Thank you for asking, and if you would, I would appreciate it if you passed me a link once it's posted. :)
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MegamanBeta Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
It's up! My first song is terrible though, so avoid that video like the plague. Hahahaha
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MegamanBeta Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
[link] I forgot the link! I am Error.
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Well since you brought it up... I didn't have a problem with Twilight transforming, and I really didn't care about everyone over reacting. But the fact that they took literally 5 minutes to do it... the whole finale felt really rushed. I think they should have had at least a whole episode dedicated to it.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Not the writers fault, they were told my Hasbro to make the final be Twilight becoming an alicorn and do it in one episode... for what they made despite this I feel they should be commended.
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Did they? I don't think anyone has came out and confirmed it. If Hasbro did, I can't blame the writers, and doing a musical to fit everything in was a good move on their part. Still... it leaves much to be desired.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Did you know that Lauren Faust had actually intended for Twilight to be Celestia's heir, thus her being a princess would have come about anyway?

The only thing that can be argued is Twilight becoming an alicorn, which though I would prefer her to stay a unicorn I am okay with the change.

As I have said, and even made a group for, "Make the canon of MLP work for you."
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Yeah, I knew Faust wanted Twilight to become Celestia's heir, and I had no problem with that. It was pretty much implied from the get go. I just feel that the timing for it was too soon, at least for her to become an alicorn. And the last 3 minutes for something so big? That's what really bothers me, there was very little build up, it was just BAM! wings.

The coronation is apparently a three parter according to Meghan McCarthy, so two more pieces to flesh out the whole "I have wings now" thing, but it feels like they gave us 9 months hiatus on purpose to make us freak out. It's not what they did that bothers me as much as how they did it.

From what was hinted, we may get a Celestia/Luna back story episode. If they do as good as they did with Cutie Mark Chronicles, they'll explain why there's so many new alicorns lately AND give us actual canon story for the princesses, which will sate my uneasiness about the finale.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Read this please this: [link]
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almightybooda Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I don't think you understood my post. I don't have a problem with Twicorn. I have a problem in how it was done.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Well I think it is pretty much established that it could have been down better, what the writers need was two episodes to do this and perhaps more episodes in the season to establish it.

Yet instead of standing against the episodes how about you make an Episode Expansion, where you are able to keep the ending and the basic framework but you expand and change details. Make the Canon of MLP Work for you, make it so that everything is properly explained and detailed to allow the ending to be natural. Then treat that expansion as your headcanon.
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Sword-of-Grayskull Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
What beautiful use of colors to recreate this scene! Faved, and spectacular job.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I love the coloring, lighting and effects you put into this piece. Fantastic work!
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SandPerv Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist
if anyone has earned their wings its twilight who has no doubt proved herself time and time again as she was the one that discovered the elements in the first place and gathered a group of some interesting mares and taken on a powerful villain like NMM and reunited Luna and Celestia,defeated Discord when all hope seemed lost learning that friendship isnt easy,but it is worth it in the end,has saved the town from a big ass bear,buried the hatchet with Trixie,stared face to face with the Queen Changeling herself as well as helping save a crystal kingdom with some help from Spike and Candance with Sombra and finally achieving what she sought out to do since Day One all in all the season finale wasnt bad...short,but not bad...more like a musical than anything and Celestia singing was an interesting touch.

and as for the rest of the elements...not many ponies can say they have ties to royalty and Twilight has no doubt some very interesting friends.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MAGIC!
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90Sigma Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
It's good to know someone else understands the situation.
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
just.. WOW!! this is quite the picture!!
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AffinityShy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Filmographer
You did an amazing job with this piece! Your use of lighting and value really shines; beautiful work!

I'm super excited for season 4! So many new doors have been written open, allowing for more adventures and more stories! The mane 6 are intact and ready for more. Yay!
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Knallis-Sillan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I think people at large are becoming obsessed with a mentality that you either have to completely hate something, or completely love something, with no inbetween unless you are liking it ironically. Those are like the three possibilities that are permitted, at least, for anything that gets discussed. This behavior exists in every other fandom that I've taken notice of, from doctor who to movies to, well, just about everything. Its like we're getting a point where we're not allowed to like things that have flaws.
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drake-rex Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this picture, but also your comment

You are right, we are better than this :hug:
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Response first, picture feedback afterwards:
Shhh, don't take it so close to heart, maker. What you've been hearing is the vocal minority. Equestria Daily is their main hangout, so if you've been taking your bearings from there, your perspective may be rather skewed. In fact, I've found a much more sensible and level-headed approach virtually everywhere I went, and even on EqD the shitstorms were not universal. There were plenty of cool heads and sensible minds. Even now they dominate the comment sections by sheer numbers. But they are not the loudest, they don't want to rub their opinions in your face. As a result, the obnoxious vocal minority pushes itself to the front and stinks up our personal space. Ergh.
So, to sum up, yes, we are better than this as a whole, even if there are prominent examples of what you describe here and there.

However, as for the very open policy regarding spoilers... yeah, you're right here. I'm fine with them, but others don't have to be. At least not every pony place I frequent has been as flagrant about them as some. Most discussion places didn't condone open spoilering. It's a good thing, this.

And don't let your displeasure at examples of stupidity among the fans detract from the enjoyment of the glorious pony. I admit to having allowed myself to be overcome with that mid-season, and it hurt my enjoyment of the episodes. I let go of it towards the end, and began to have much more fun once again. Don't forget that we are all here because of the awesomeness of the show and the good sides of bronydom. Negative things spoil the positive ones, but don't let them get to you. It doesn't matter what some doomsayer screams, he's just being stupid; what does matter is that you enjoy the show and the good sides of the fandom.


As for the picture itself, it's a good symbolisation here. I like the glow of the Element symbols around her, and the ribbons of energy and light look quite lovely indeed. The spiral above Twilight is beautifully intricate, well done. And of course, the fact that the lavender-pink-ish ones form a rough outline of wings. Indeed, it is Twilight's friends who are her wings, who help her truly fly, and it is their help which made acquiring physical wings possible for her. Twilight herself is nicely shaded, good reflection of a bright light source. Lovely hair, I really like how it streams around her and how the ends reflect the unevenness of individual hairs and tresses. And this face, this wide yet small smile and those eyes... It's difficult to tell whether she's crying or not, but it is clear that she is quite happy. And I love seeing my Twily happy.

Well done, maker! Keep calm and flutter on!
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DarkCrusader28 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Your words of wisdom have earned you this.

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Esuka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
I held off on replying to this because I felt it deserved a more substantial response, but all I can think is the same as when I first saw it:


Thank you.
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MuslimBrony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glorious Season 4....here we come!
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