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NATG3 Day 1 - What have we done... by DarkFlame75 NATG3 Day 1 - What have we done... by DarkFlame75
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So yeah, I'm going to be taking part in the NATG this year. This is my first one. Not all of them will be as complete as this one is. Most, in fact, will just be sketches.
Today's prompt was draw a character staring into space or with a glazed look. I drew a character staring into space. hue hue
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SpiritofthwWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi DarkFlame75,

I recently stumbled across this image and it gave me an idea for a one-shot short story. Would you mind at all if I were to use it as the cover art for said story on FimFiction, giving you proper credit of course?

Thanks,
Spirit
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sure! Just link me to it when you do, I'd love to give it a look! Thank you very much for asking!
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SpiritofthwWolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I post it, I'll be sure to shoot you the link!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I will be waiting with bated breath!
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SpiritofthwWolf Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this has been done for a while but I haven't posted it yet due to it being an AU to another major project I've had on the back burner. The plan was to release it if and when I debuted the first couple chapters of that main story, but I figured I'd at least link you to the short story on my Google drive so you can read it. I'll be sure it gets posted to FiMfiction at some point, whether the main project goes through or not.
docs.google.com/document/d/1wm…
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Apologies for not responding sooner, I've been kind of swamped and distracted in my free time.
I'll give it a read soon and let you know my thoughts!
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BookLoverTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see what you did there... great job though. :D
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Sort of melancholy with her hoof against the glass, but beautiful all the same.Is she really there and is that Equestria?  
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I like the evaporating drips of Celestia's mane. It looks rather sad, especially contrasted with the carefree space ponies to the right.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! That's exactly the contrast I was aiming for.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
"There is nothing impossible for any who will try. United in friendship, no obstacle cannot be overcome, no foe cannot be defeated, no goal is beyond our reach. Look at the stars beyond, ripe for the taking; that is our destiny, and we are its masters. 

The FUTURE is OURS, with all its glory, and all its rewards; we only need to seize it."

--- Nova Starlight, Element of Magic, heir to the Imperial Noble House Twilight, Harmonian Galactic Empire, Year 10456 RE.

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Trooper924 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013

 "With those words, Nova Starlight signaled the beginning of what was then called 'The New Golden Age" and what we call know 'The Great Dark Age'.

 

Deluded and power hungry, Nova sought to establish perfect harmony by eliminating free will from the cosmos. Nova orchestrated the genocide of all races she deemed disharmonic, placed ponykind under an oppressive caste system, and conducted immoral, magical experiments into the process of 'alicornification'. Nova's megalomania eventually resulted in the element of magic rejecting her as it's bearer, driving her further off the deep end.

 

It was this madness that brought about the end of Nova Starlight and by extension the beginning of the end of the Harmonian Galactic Empire. Nova and a cadre of her closest followers traveled to the mysterious Benzuli Expanse in search of a power source greater than the elements of harmony and vanished, never to be seen again..."

 

---Paradise Theta, Historian, Author of "The Rise, Decline and Fall of the Harmonian Empire.

Year 10998 RE.

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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
[Well, that is unexpected, but a logical deconstruction.]
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Trooper924 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
[Huh, I didn't think of it that way. Half of that was me being my usual killjoy self and the other half was me making a reference to the IDW Transformers comics (google "Nova Prime" to get it). Not bad for something I rushed out though my proofreading skill still need work. "we call know"? How did I miss that?]
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
[Huh, didn't know that. Still, it does properly deconstruct how this kind of ambition will go]
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Trooper924 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
[Want know something else? I actually thought up that story for a similar comment you made on a different picture but for some reason I ended up not posting it.]
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
You mean the "Future Pony" one? 
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:icontrooper924:
Trooper924 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Yeah, that sounds like the one.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
"Miss Starlight claimed that her Hegemony are the 'masters of the stars' and that they need only to 'seize' the future like a prize. The odd thing about prizes, is that one tends to compete for them against rivals."

-- Admiral Jessica Roswell of the Earth Federation Starfleet, upon hearing of the soon-to-be Empress's speech; 2265 CE.   
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
[Ha! Almost knew it was going to happen. I always like conquerors for some reason]
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
[Well, your original omake sounded similar to one on another sci-fi pony art...and I just couldn't resist. :lol: It was a chance to portray--or rather imply--a Human/Pony conflict without going into any "(Insert Race/Species Of Your Choice Here) are horrid monsters" BS. :P]

[And don't give me wrong, I love history-makers myself, military or otherwise....but c'mon, Nova's speech was so belligerent that I think Otto von Bismark would say, "Kid, you need to chill out". (Though this time,  I made the Human response more snarky and satirical--note how the good Admiral makes a single quip, rather than a rallying cry.]
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Speaking of pony history... doomsp0rk.deviantart.com/art/C…
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Nice! :wow:
Love the clouds-as-armor idea, and your omake was great; really painted a picture of a Badass Crew. ;)
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Unit645 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
"Oh no, they're leaving the Athens."

"Chief, find that bomb."
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SaltyJustice Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Train a boarding party, Tia!  You get more scrap and fuel, AND you don't leave nasty debris fields all over the place.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Instead you leave giant pieces of debris...
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
there's gotta be some kind of backstory to this.....
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"They asked for a pony staring into space or with a glazed look... hmm I could put donuts on its face! No that's too obvious.... How about a pony... staring into SPACE...? OKAY!"

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iamli3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
what's that?....
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's the story behind it.
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iamli3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
:l .....
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm serious, that's it.
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awesomecow88 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Lol
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Wow! =-O
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mattwo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyodawg1plz::iconsaysplz:I heard you like outer space so I put a pony in outer space looking at outer space so you can look at outer space while you look at her looking at outer space.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yo





Dawg
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mattwo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was... fast. ._.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I pay attention.
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