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Contest Entry - Tale of Equestria by DolphinMoana Contest Entry - Tale of Equestria by DolphinMoana
After his part in the Hearth's Warming pageant at Canterlot, Spike knows the story behind the founding of Equestria by heart. So when he finds himself in the company of the dragon family he is been apart from for so long, he is all too happy to share, with some new magical abilities, the story behind the species that raised him and the country that he calls home. So as he and his brother and sister are settled in for the night and bathed from a long day of playing, Spike retells the story in hopes of getting his dragon family to see – maybe ponies are not so bad after all? (Notice that Tremor is not in the scene.)

My second entry for the Family Fun Contest at :iconponies-for-everypony:. The timing that fell into place trying to do this was horrible. ^^; My family went up this weekend to our cabin in North Carolina for vacation. My plan was to finish, scan, and post this picture there. And then the second day of vacation, my computer just decides to shut off, crash, and never come back on. We were not going to be there long enough to take it to a repair place, but we would get back home after the deadline passed. So what I ended up doing was scanning it as soon as we got home at 11 PM last night, and work on my old computer which has been known to freeze and crash at random intervals. And just that, it did. I wound up staying up until almost 6 AM trying to finish this, and I'm afraid that my limited time shows in the quality. I really wanted this to be at the same quality caliber as my first entry, but it just didn't work out that way this time. Still, I wanted to get this out there because I thought it was a cute scene, and a good use of the pony silhouette.

Also trying out a new design change for Smokey.

Spike (c) Hasbro & Lauren Faust
Pearl, Smokey, Silica, Tremor (c) ~DolphinMoana
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alvin938 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

OoOoh, some fancy new magc, eh? Did his Mommy teach him a thing or two, her being a magic dragon and all? Good on ya Spike, not all ponies are bad. I hope they listen, why did Tremor leave? I know he was hurt by ponies, but I would think he'd like to hear his son's tale.

 

Did you also try something new out on Pearl too? Even if you didn't win, this is a very sweet picture. DHX may not be telling us anytime soon about Spike's past, but this is A+ headcanon for now :)

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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Silica probably taught him a couple of things when he was with them, yeah. :)

Tremor's kinda a loner and an anti-hero. His mate and kids are the only ones he really cares for, and he's fiercely protective of them considering raising a family in a dragon colony is like keeping lambs housed in a wolf pack. O_O Even if the lambs are actually felllow wolves. He simply wants nothing to do with ponies.

Nope, Pearl's the same. :lol: I just made everyone's eyes a little different for a stylistic change. Thanks! :D
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
So, is this after or before Spike and Smokey "Fight/Discussion"?
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Beforehand. Not long after this, Silica gets sick because of the continuous drought conditions and that's what sets Smokey off on his brother.
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
So, instead of making them understand the ponies, it just made the situation worse for Spike?
At last he tried.

did Smokey tell him already that their situation could be made better with rain?

oh, wait i see it now, Smokey tell him about the problems caused by the lack of rain, Spike go try warn Celestia/the Pegasi about this and Smokey think he is abandoning them. am i right?
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
He did try. XD He was simply educating them. It at least made his sister a little more understanding of them.

I assume Spike's Dad Tremor, or possibly Pearl told him that bit of info. Spike finds the community gem stash and doesn't realize that sampling from it is a big no-no in the dragon community and Tremor has to come and save him from getting cooked once he's caught by the Elders.

Not quite. XD Good guess, though!
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Did i get the "Spike go try warn Celestia/the Pegasi about this and Smokey think he is abandoning them" part right?
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Nope, not quite, but good guess. :lol:
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Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Then why did Spike leave them?
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RL-182 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
This is not only just cute, and has a lovely fan art feel to it, but it also makes a little sense. As long as he's been with Twilight and the other ponies, it would make sense that he would learn to manipulate some magic... or maybe even his own fire breath. That would be cool! And this contest sounds like a lot of fun for you. I did vote for your apple family image in the contest poll as well. It is just too warm and adorable not to vote for.
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