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Many Bronies don't appreciate this change for Twilight. Even I originally had a very strong reaction. After seeing the episode and after thinking about it a bunch, I came up with this comic. I felt that this was the best way I could express my view. It's my hope that this comic helps people who like the change realize why and helps the other people understand the whole situation. There were many more things I wanted to say, but there simply isn't enough time and I'm simply not a wordsmith.

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Here's a wallpaper celebrating Alicorn Twilight.


There's a longer, unedited version of the text, I'll probably post it in a journal tomorrow.

'Change' followupThis is a followup to this comic I posted last night.
I'd like to start off by saying that I'm happy with the reaction I've gotten so far. I have yet to hear anyone say that they hated her change. I have yet to hear anyone say that they love and fully embrace it, though.
I'd also like to clarify the point of this comic a little bit too. I wanted to make something different. Something touching. Not just another entertaining comic or another circlejerk. I wanted to make people think. I wanted to change minds. I wanted to reinforce opinions people already hold.
So far, I've somewhat achieved that. We'll see how it holds up as it spreads further around the internet.
There were many more things I wanted to say about this, but it started to get too long. There was no way I could illustrate the whole thing. Not to mention would anyone read it. I think it came out as the perfect length in the end. That said, I originally wrot


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I would say that this is an amazing piece of work, while the art work itself and the style are not the best I've seen the piece truly does carry on the impact of what you want to get across. If I were to be stingy I would say that the art needs to be better, but I am still very pleasantly surprised by this work. You have done an amazing job. Also just for critiquing purposes I would say that several of the lines at the beginning didn't go together as well as they could, I had to make sense of them in my head. Maybe they are not in the correct place for a coherent train of thought? Still though I must congratulate you, for being a writer in artist form. Truly wonderful
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I think that this is a great comic. I feel like I am one of the few who really genuinely enjoyed the finale, in fact it's one of my favorite episodes. I think that this comic, and others like it, help convey a sense of calmness and a don't worry attitude. (Those aren't the words I was looking for but oh well). I really like how you wrote it and the drawings you used to accompany it. That being said, I think that the drawings could have been executed a little better, but that's alright. Great comic! I loved it.
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CenterStage97 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Hey... I was wondering if I could take the text from this comic and set it to music.  I might possibly get the piece performed by my schools choir!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sure I suppose
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quicksketch33 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
This is really beautiful!!!!!! and sweet!!!!! Great job! 
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... this is just... truly wonderful... the feels... :love: :love: :love:
This comic is so true in all angles, simply love it!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Siukii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why you do this to me? I was all happy n' stuff and now I'm bout' to cry this is so sweet ╥﹏╥
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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
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o0Airheart0o Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
The tears.

They have been shed after reading this comic. ;-; It's SO BEAUTIFUL.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad it can have that effect even literally a year later. Thanks for the comment!
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o0Airheart0o Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
No problem, it's probably the best Princess Twilight related comic I've read. Like, EVER.
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morion87 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I stand corrected, this was nothing compared to whats coming next.  The way the finale is titled, Twilight might end up as the most powerful alicorn equestria has, and maybe the only one they have.  If not then the power transfer will mark her ascension from princess to goddes of magic and friendship, with the others being her new royal court/advisors.  The way the tree becomes a palace better than Canterlot, I say the tree thinks a goddess deserves one, and why not leave it in Ponyvile.  I say after this you can this is one of those moments in tv and show history where nothing will ever be the same and you can split the series into two halves: before and after all this.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well it worked out in the end. I was pretty worried there for a bit though.
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morion87 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I know.  The part that really hit me like a brick was watching the library be destroyed.  Not just because I like books as much as Twilight, but because of all the memories they had made there.  I'm more mad that owluwisus flew the coup when Twilight could have used the moral support. That batttle reminded me of watching Dragon Ball Z:  they were throwing so much power around that Equestria is lucky to have any woods remaning.  And I like that the chest gave her a new place to call home,  I just wonder if the others are going to move in or come for important friendship meetings/summits.  And I hope it was placed where the library used to be, I dont think she could stand looking at the ruins all the time.
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I say, the writers have done a 'decent' job of handling Twilight Sparkle as an alicorn and a princess. It started strong with Princess twilight Sparkle, covering many if not most of the concerns fans had with this change and showing that yes twilight is still Twilight. Also I consider this in my own mind as Twilight growing up, taking on new responsibilities, and even taking the first steps of becoming a great leader.

When I first read this comic I loved it, and I still do as it conveys much of my feelings of the subject of Twilight Sparkle and how one should not turn away from a character simply for gaining wings and a crown. For me personally, I say so what if she is a princess now... as long as they keep Twilight heart the same. A mare with a love of learning, one with a powerful bond with five special friends, one with a great destiny not yet fully tapped or even understood. When I see this new princess, I see the beginnings of a leader and teacher, who will still face challenges and uncertain paths, one who no matter what will never abandon those she cares about.

I have watched the show from its more humble beginnings and while I may not agree with everything, such as Discord's reform and fall from villainy, I believe even today it is still good... with lessons to learn and stories to tell. Twilight, while she will continue to grow and develop as a character, will still be Twilight. No mere wings can change this, at least not for me.

Thank you
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morion87 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
With the season finale coming up and with what i've read about it (which isnt much at this point) her change isnt complete yet and the biggest change (which will propably shake up the show more than anything else) is yet to come.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I know what you're talking about.
The thing is, I'm actually against the thing in the finale being permanent. It doesn't make sense from a story standpoint, nor from a toy-selling standpoint. I don't think it will be permanent.
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morion87 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Even if Clestia and Luna didnt want it to be permant, they may not have a choice.  This might be what the Tree has been waiting for, and if they can win the chest might finally open and make the transfer permant.
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Alexander-Krozz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looking at my favorites and I found this again,
thought that id let you know that this is still beautiful! 

All this time, from the last time I saw this and it still makes me feel the same way I did when I first read this!
Thank you again for this pic! :D
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! It meant a lot to me back then to see how many people could be touched by my simple words and my then-crappy art. It means even more that it still touches people to this day.
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Alexander-Krozz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought that was the point of the favorites page,
so you can go back and re-experience the the pic's that you may have forgotten, and remember the feelings that you had once upon a time.

It touches people to this day because the words you have there are true, and everyone can apply this to someone that they once thought they knew!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that's definitely one good use of it. I don't do that often enough, really.
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FlutterdashSparkles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Dude, this made me cry... :'C
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NicolasFlamel02 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
.... I have no words to express what I've feel at the moment I read this... I still have a lump in my throat
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SashaDeNile Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
)': D'x
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WolfenV Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
It's more than masterpiece... I have no words!
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DRGW1015 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Why is it that criticizing one change somehow means you are incapable of handling change? Change only works if it is good! If it isn't, than there is no reason to hold back criticism of it.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The vast majority of people who were upset about it were simply reacting negatively to any change at all. Things have vastly cooled down since then, and most of the overly emotional reactions are over.
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DRGW1015 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Really? Did you read the minds of all those people, or are you just making generalizations? A change stands on it's individual merits, not on the fact that it's change. In the context of the animation industry, Twilicorn is not as much progression as it is regression. Rehashing an old villain (Luna turning back into Nightmare Moon in S4), and rehashing an old trope (Princesses) is anything but progress. There are still plenty of fan-artists who ignore MMC and Twilight Sparkle as a unicorn.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not going to argue about this since we'll never change each others' minds. It's too bad you don't see my point with this comic, but I've done all I can and honestly, it should speak for itself. If you're not convinced, I can do no more.
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DRGW1015 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Very well then. Good day sir.
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AmyRoxeChao Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow.i've never read anything more touching than that.*sigh* i wish i was an alicorn.i could fly by your side twilight.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! It means a lot that it touched you like that! I know the feeling... I wish we could break physics for just one day to fly with no mechanical assistance.
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BreakinBenny Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
I actually think she was perfect as a unicorn, rather than putting wings on and advertising "pretty, little princess" everywhere and saying that every girl wants to be a princess (which is incorrect)

I mean, really? Is there something missing from the unicorn?
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Orangecraz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I understand what you're saying. And it makes sense.

But Alicorn Twilight only showed up at THE END of ONE EPISODE! (and a spin-off movie that isn't canon)

Can you jut give the poor mare ONE chance?
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BreakinBenny Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Sure, only one. After that, ...we'll see.
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shrivak Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was bound ta happen eventually.... we just get ta see it be the beginning of a new series of chapters instead of the potential end t' the whole.... which it was up an aiming ta be in the beginning.

She was, and still is, the same beautiful pony we all know her fer being.
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shrivak Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Celestia - Day
Luna - Night
Twilight - Twilight

It flows too well for it not to work the way it's already been processed. Besides, despite the trouble concerning the alicorn state of Twilight, it has been noted that Twilight isn't the same type of alicorn as Celestia and Luna, since she is very much bound to her average lifespan.
The only real issue is what's with Cadence? Who are the other 40 or so alicorns mentioned being alive in the world they live in and where are they?

If there's any sort of issues as ta how this even works with the way the history of Equestria is perceptively theorized, ya should check out Ink Rose's Youtube Channel fer her series on the History of Equestria.
Beyond it being fanon theories, it fits everything snugly together in a very very unpredictably understandable fashion.
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BreakinBenny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
The same? ...I won't believe that until I've seen any of the next season, but even if she was the same I'd consider Twilicorn to be a perfect impersonator.
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shrivak Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever floats yer boat. We all have our different tastes in things and how we handle them.
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AmyRoxeChao Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeah...
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Leonardo-Da-Cool Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brillant!
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Man... this is deep, hits you right there man. I mean, not because it's ponies or nothing, but it can be applied to when real life-long friends grow and change. What they might do. This is beautiful
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you liked it, that was my goal.
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JeromeSaur Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Change? Shit."~ Tupac
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Winter-Wondermare Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing. It nearly made me cry.
I used to be one of the bronies who didn't like this change in Twilight.
Gradually, I came to accept it.
But it was not until I read this that I truly decided that it's okay.
Twilight will still be there!
I love how you put that personal touch in there that reaches every reader to come across this piece.
Well done.
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minsmk Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't a Critique, But I just have to say.

I HATED Twilcorn and I still do. But this made me cry.... SO many feels bro!
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BerryPunchrules Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um, no, twilight, i freackin will notchange,
and, yes, i am sticking around on the show, but mind you they'd better step up the quaility and not make it all about you.
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Maybeawriter Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic view on the whole thing!
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Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I featured your art here: [link]
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep, it notified me and even asked me for permission. When you add art to a group on dA, it asks the artist for permission.
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