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This is a scene from the amazing fic Background Pony [link] by ~shortskirtsxplosions

If you haven't read it, go read it. Seriously. Just go read it. I have so many scenes from it I want to draw, but some of them I don't think I could ever get out of my imagination and onto the canvas because they're so spectacular.

I guess I ought to offer a bit of explanation for this one. I'll try not to spoil it though, so sorry for the vagueness.
Basically, in the fic, Lyra is cursed so that all ponies forget her. As soon as she leaves a pony's presence, they completely forget her (Sometimes sooner) In the chapter this is from, she fell in love with a stallion and eventually had to come to grips with the fact that it could never be. Near the end of the chapter, it all climaxes to this scene. The hotel in town is being demolished, and due to several things that Lyra indirectly caused, a small colt wanders into the blast area after the countdown has begun. The stallion Lyra fell in love with runs out to save him, but faints. Lyra comes in and saves the day with her protection spell, but barely.


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:iconbarryfrommars:
BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I need to read this story! Listening to Neighsayer's fan music right now youtu.be/ScdEkcqgmDk...I think I'm really missing out.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, you are missing out indeed. You should give it a read
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the first chapter yesterday...SO GOOD!!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Isn't it tho
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! I have yet to read any more of it...I've been busy organizing my favorites XD! But I will definitely return for the second chapter soon. :D I don't want to rush it, anyway. :D
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It would be quite difficult to rush a shortskirts fic, considering how long they all are
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? XD!
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Phatphucer69ers Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I almost cried during this 
scene. It was FUCKING PERFECT!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just this scene?

Kidding, but yes, I agree, this was a great scene.
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foxkristen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I vividly remember that scene, protects his first possible love  ...
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It was a very good scene indeed.
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fatalerror328 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely love you for this
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww I love you too
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:iconcommanderex:
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
For some reasons green magic aura remind me of changelings.
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:iconjeriih:
Jeriih Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I'm done reading the story. I didn't like the ending tho...
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I made a journal about the ending, you should read it. I'd love to chat about it if you want.
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:iconjeriih:
Jeriih Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I almost cried, almost.....
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:iconmushious:
Mushious Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Recognized this as soon as I saw it (had just finished reading this chapter too). Instant wallpaper.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, glad to hear it. Have fun with the rest. it gets better and better.
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:iconmushious:
Mushious Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If End of Ponies is anything to go by, I'm certain it will.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, EoP has a major curve to it.
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:iconmushious:
Mushious Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now if only it would update. I've been waiting since December.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As soon as BP is over. Three more chapters for BP.
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:iconmushious:
Mushious Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heard a rumour that they've been written already.

The next arc of EoP was written, he actually scrapped like 200k words because he didn't like it.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it's been written twice actually. You can still find the old versions around I think.

I'm friends with the author, so I can assure you that the final version has not been started yet (Unless he's lying)
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Cuchulin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Background Pony is a good fic but i perfer Anthropology.
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UrbanHawk Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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JustANoobInDrawing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Okay, so thing is, I am just finished with this chapter...

My heart is broken. I feel like sobbing! Why does this story have to be so sad?

So, I dropped off to say, that if this picture was awesome at first, when out of context, the whole aura, the emotion, the FEELING it has just DOUBLED now that I understand what is going on. So I´ll just tell you that now I love this picture twice as much. Suddenly its feeling strikes twice and hard and it tugs my heartstrings even harder...
If only I could add it to my favorites TWICE...
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! You can't favorite it twice, but you could watch me to see more BP fan art. I don't plan on stopping any time soon.
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metapsionic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I loved that scene. Thank you so much for drawing it! It looks amazing
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, when I was reading it, I knew I absolutely had to draw it. It was just too amazing.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
But it's extremely sad! I can't bare to read it. I already cried buckets from reading "Past Sins"...
Anyway, this is a nice image.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Background Pony actually isn't too sad. I didn't like Past Sins so much but it still made me sad. Background Pony doesn't make me sad in the same way. The author has a way of making it an optimistic sadness.
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JustANoobInDrawing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I haven´t got to this part yet, mainly because my heartstrings cannot be tugged that hard and my soul cannot stand more than a chapter a day (It was such a stupid abuse when I read 3 of them in one afternoon...).

But that does not rip away the awesomeness of this piece. I could recognize the feeling from the fanfic almost instantly. There is something in the aura of the drawing that SCREAMS "Background Pony". Not to mention that the execution is also awesome. Those colors. They´re really beautiful! And I love how you can sense Lyra´s deep emotion... I also love the waves that are seen in the protection spell when something hits it.... And how it provides amazing lightning.

Okay, this was the last straw. I just read a chapter, so I am pretty emotional. This is amazing and it goes to my favorites. And now I am just going to sob my heart out in a pillow... *sob*

Great job on this! I could say more about it, but it´s almost midnight, so my brain is a little numb... I hope you get the point!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha thanks!
I started reading it shortly after he started writing it, but I got busy and put it off. About three days ago I finally started reading it again. I caught up completely from chapter 4 in these three days. It's just that good (And you're in for some really amazing stuff)

I'm glad the atmosphere came across! I felt like that was one thing it was lacking, but if you like it then that's good enough for me. The emotion was something of a happy accident. I'm not too skilled at facial expressions, so I guess I got lucky with it.

The protection spell was fun to do. It just worked for me.

Midnight? Bah! I stayed up 'til 4 AM reading it two days ago! Soldier on!
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Jane-the-Unknowing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Writer
I love this picture~

However, I would like to read the fic. The link doesn't seem to link to the story... Would you mind helping me find it?
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It doesn't? I just checked and the link worked fine for me.

[link]

Or you could try the FiMFiction [link]
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Jane-the-Unknowing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much! The link seems to be working fine now... Weird...
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Linkfan196 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I LOVED THIS SCENE!
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tehtiktak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Recognized Background Pony almost instantly, brilliant pic
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad!
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
hm Background Pony has been on my to read list for a while. I think I'm going to move it up
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heh glad I helped.
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
now i just have to find enough time to read it ...
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x3racer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Very well done. One of my favorite fictions, by far. This scene was amazing, as well. Glad someone drew it. Can't wait until Lyra finally breaks free of this curse. She's so close!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Still got several more chapters before it's over I think!

If you like it, you should read the author's other epic fic while you wait - End of Ponies. I personally like it even more and it's already two and a half times as long as Background Pony almost.
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x3racer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Heh. I read End of Ponies first. Read it all the way through (what is done, at least), and it is currently my most favorite fic yet. Though, FO:E is a close second.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, EoP is my favorite too. Short Skirts sees that BP is more popular, but I don't think he realizes that the people who do read EoP absolutely love it.
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x3racer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Agreed, but he does get less views on EoP, as he updates in arcs rather than individual chapters, so he gets less people seeing his updates. So he gets less views/likes/faves due to his uploading. Right now, BP is more popular, but only because he updates one chapter at a time. Either way, he said he was going back to EoP after BP, and that he was about halfway through BP at chapter, I want to say 11 or so. Then he will finish/probably re-write the Petra arc, then we get the Rainbow Dash arc. After that, I don't know. Probably nearing the end.
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