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As promised in my mission to draw pics based on new episodes as they come out, here's scared Scootaloo. Not the best episode, but it had it's moments. It did confirm my fears that Season 3 is much darker than past seasons though. Hopefully the next episode won't be too bad. :<

And of course, poor Scootaloo was overshadowed by the unforseen appearance of Luna.

I sort of abandoned the whole "out of the box", paintings-within-paintings thing I've been doing recently and just drew a normal pic. I know it's nothing special, but I really loved some of the colors used in Scootaloo's second nightmare, and it was good background practice.

P.S. There's a surprise in the background, see if you can spot it. :iconteheplz:

Enjoy. :>
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S THE HEADLESS PONY!! I CAN SEE IT!!
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Great piece, love the hidden concept :3

Also, some of these comments are hilarious. Scootabuse hasn't become canon, it's been denounced into the flames of Taratarus, from canonical Scootalove killing it xP Silly members be trollin'.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I agree there - the only Scootabuse I can see potentially happening is an emotional form of Scootabuse with the potential validity of her being an orphan/homeless, but the "Rainbow Dash abusing Scootaloo" kind of Scootabuse has been thoroughly debunked.
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
If Scootaloo starts living with Dash or hangs out with her in her home a lot, we can scratch that off, too. She then has a sister and a 'home' :)
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Aww, I hope so! Scootaloo needs a home. :)
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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BeeTrue Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Artist
THE HEADLESS HORSE, RUN SCOOT, RUN!!!
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
So, Luna can enter dreams = canon.

Headless Horse is a legitimate Pony legend = canon.

Scootaloo is an orphan = Looking plausible.

Scootaloo's wings will never work = Also looking more plausible.

Scootabuse = canon.

Poor Scoots.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I think I saw more evidence of Scootalove being canon than Scootabuse - Rainbow can be insensitive to others' feelings, so I wouldn't call Scootaloo getting scared by her stories, "Scootabuse".

The rest, however, I agree with.
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I meant that it rather legitimizes so much of the Scootabuse, since it's all based on her being an orphan and desperately seeking RD's companionship.

It makes them offshoots of canon rather than alt universes.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
True, you have a point there. *hugs Scootaloo*
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I had always assumed that "Scootabuse" involved Rainbow abusing Scootaloo. But emotional Scootabuse with her potentially being an orphan does has more potential canon merit...
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much, yeah.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Holy Christ on the Moon, that Headless Horse in the background strikes a little to close to Slenderman-esque for comfort. Thank the maker that it was only a dream...!
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Yeah, I was deffinitely trying for a bit of Slenderman feel when I painted the Headless Horse. ;)
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Effrey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gotta say DAMN MLP got darker!
Nice job on the BG dude and I like this guy's hair XD
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Effrey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Anytime lD
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Dirigible-Quixote Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
That headless horse background tree is marvellous, as is everything else. I can see my previous fears were completely unfounded if this is the sort of thing you plan to do.

Quite enjoyed the episode myself, but it's a real shame that Luna had to show up, since that's all the episode will be remembered for now. Didn't really see why she was necessary, truth be told.
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D I agree, it was really unnecessary bringing in Luna the way they did. :/
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Alamut1488 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I like it when a background is more then meets the eye ;]
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Astrafa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING JOB!! I love how you coloring this draw :D
But... The tree...? He looks like an halbody of pony O_o
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Yeah, I hid the Headless Horse in there to see how many people would find it.
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Astrafa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw it ;)
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see too much emotion in Scoots. I would expect a more extreme, warped, contorted expression of distilled, condensed and concentrated hysteria in such a nightmare like this, rather than just a slight frown.

Other than that, this is really good.

Also, some Deadmau5:
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. ^^;
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been particularly harsh with critiques recently...

I think I'd be perfect for the TWE XD
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it posted.

Dang it dA, I was gonna link!

[link]
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Still a good episode. Nice work.
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
You're welcome.
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SeppyX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Really nice picture.

As for MLP getting darker, I think it's a good thing. Most cartoons nowadays don't have the quality of the cartoons in the 80s - early 2000s because they don't dare to tread into the dark area. The highest quality of emotions usually come from dark and sad things.
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but one thing I think made MLP great was the lighthearted, happy feel to it. When most shows are either incredibly dark, cruel, and/or gritty, MLP was very positive and full of morals. But, I guess that's just me. :)
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reason kids shows have been darker these days is because they don't want to be associated with the toddler shows, like the Little Einsteins... toddler's shows have the most annoying things going on, like for example, in one episode of Little Einsteins, Rocket (their flying machine) chooses not to FLY to the top of Mount Everest to retrieve a box that grants a wish, which all but one of the main cast had, but CLIMB Mount Everest and force the others to use their wishes to get past obstacles that Rocket could, again, FLY over.

If you're wondering why I know so much, blame my little sister. She LOVES Little Einsteins, and so I have to watch it with her or else she gets bored and causes trouble. I did show her MLP, though, and she would stare at the screen for long amounts of time, something she only does when she likes something. And then my mom came and distracted her, and she made trouble, and so now my mom is convinced that she doesn't like MLP. :I


Anyway, I actually like that MLP is getting darker, I didn't really like how easy everything is. It seems, though, that the Discord episode is really quite dark (whcih means that this show was pretty dark from the beginning of S2), considering Discord himself is a complete sadist. For that, he's one of my favorite characters in the show- insanity hidden by genreal goofiness? That's a subtlety to a character, something that most other shows for this age group lacked due to their incessant need for help on basic things like getting something off a shelf. Only shows I can think of that can compare to the quality of MLP in its age group are LPS and Pound Puppies, although I've never seen either of those, but many can probably vouch for that.

Main thing is that the lightheartedness of the old MLP actually made me think of those other toddler shows and my smile sorta deflated, those other shows are like a traumatic memory. Season 2 is much more my kind of... everything- I couldn't stop smiling throughout the Discord special, and Lesson Zero, too. Season 3... I've only seen the Babs Seed episode and the Crystal Empire, but Babs Seed's debut marked plenty of landmarks- First time I felt a bit for a protagonist in the canon show (although the subject matter, bullying, always makes me feel for the victim, because I am a victim of bullying, so I tend to wish I could have walked through the screen, gave them all a big hug and said "I know the feel..."), first legitimately enjoyable song in the series (from what I've seen- Over a Barrel's song was hideously annoying, though, and I don't see what others see in Winter Wrap Up, it's mediocre at best), and it was the best-animated episode I've seen yet. However, there are a few problems- for one, I expected more of a wreck to come out of the float crash, rather than it just losing its wheels, and the fact that Diamond Tiara didn't get more of a punishment for doing all this to the Crusaders is something that irks me a bit. I hate it when bullies get away with bullying, even after the victims told someone about it.

Meh, big rant, gonna stop now.
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:fear:
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Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, long rants like that tend to terrify people.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Nice
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:iconwhitestar1802:
Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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LachlanTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I really liked this episode, personally. Great job here!
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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AmericaNinjaUchiha12 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Is it just me or does one of the trees look like the headless horse?
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Yeah, I snuck that in there to see how many people would find it. ;)
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
Like I said, looks like we're entering Walking Dead/True Blood territory with this season. Neat.

Ah well, at least Scoot finally as RD as her mentor now. That's always a good sign.

I'm also surprised that Luna has the powers to go into ponies' dreams. I wonder if she can go into our dreams.... You'd never know.
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but like I said, hopefully not too dark. :<
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Writer
We'll see about that.

Now, how would you feel if Luna came into our dreams? Happy or sad?
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Whitestar1802 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on the dream.
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