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Discord Family Reunion by Lumdrop Discord Family Reunion by Lumdrop
NOTICE: I'm currently working on a colour version of this myself.
A friend of mine convinced me to do it because of a certain phrasing she used...and my sense of "duty" kicked in.
It'll be done by the end of Summer, but I have a lot of new stuff I want to do too.
Please be patient, and I hope to make the wait worth it (^ ^)

(The following is entirely based on fanlabour and my own personal conjecture and in is in no way based on official fact.
…But this is Discord we’re talking about so in a way, the above statement is pointless ;p)

A strange ritual occurs in the Everfree Forest once in a while; after a certain stone statue is smuggled out of Canterlot by night, a wild riot that brings together all the children of Chaos ensues. The Discord Family Reunion! The concentration of revelry and chaos brings the “spirit of mischief” known as Discord temporarily out from his petrified prison. On this night, it doesn’t matter if you’re a composite creature like the griffons, a scourge like the parasprites, something illogical like the timber wolves, or just plain evil like the dragons. All are welcome so long chaos is in your heart.

Anyways, I’m not saying that these characters are literally related, but I guarantee that Discord had a hand in the creation of the griffins, minotaurs, and cockatrices and any other composite creatures that might exist in Equestria. I mean, look at them, and then look at him. I bet that the dragons, who must hold Discord’s tricks and practical jokes in disgust, overlook that side of him toward the philosophy of confusion and unbridled destructiveness he stands for. I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that some of the ponies effected by the Windigoes had those dark Discord circles around their eyes. And it’s pretty intriguing how Iron Will caused the same change in Fluttershy that Discord did, but did it without magic influences… which is sort of more impressive somehow considering how he caused her to change willingly. Justifying after-thoughts time: Discord shape-shifts (changelings) and animates inanimate objects (timber wolves) and…actually, I don’t know why I have Cerberus here…maybe because he has three heads and guards Hell. I thought about including Stephen Magnet too, but he doesn’t seem to fit in. I mean, a sea serpent isn’t necessarily a dragon and I don’t think he’s evil. Eccentric, but not evil. So, sorry Steve, maybe next time…

There are things that unite people stronger than blood relation, like ideas, fandoms, religion, and philosophy…in this case, it’s the philosophy of chaos. (And as everyone associated with mythology knows chaos is usually the first half of creation.) All the children of chaos come together on one night to celebrate the master of disaster himself.
This is the Discord Family Reunion!
Just imagine if Discord gathered this army together…a dark day for Equestria…

(I wish that there were a less creepy way to say this but) no one loves daddy as much as Screwball though who is responsible for these reunions. Yeah, the family is a bunch of disorderly jerks, but that’s no reason for them to be dysfunctional. It’s interesting though how the princesses of Canterlot use magic and fly, have horns and wings, and yet it makes an odd kind of sense that the princess of the Chaos Kingdom would use both and have neither ;p

The next day, Pinkie Pie asked Zecora why she looked so tired.
She was pretty bummed when Zecora told her that there was a massive, obnoxious party going on in the forest all night that kept her up…and Pinkie wasn’t invited!
I’m sure Discord wouldn’t have minded if the element of laughter made an appearance at his party, but can you image the ruckus (err, “fracas”) that would ensue among the other partiers if she did?

A~~~~~nyway, on to the technicals.
I was going to colour this one on PhotoShop, but I really wanted to submit it to :iconmy-traditional-pony:.
It's times like this that make me really wish I knew how to vector though...
It’s actually 8 separate drawings combined, and I have to admit that I did digitally edit it a little because the grey in the background was noticeably, err distractingly, contrasty when I combined them.
…I dunno, I just thought that I needed to explain that :nod:

SO! You up for a request offer?
There are a few G1 props hidden in this pic.
The first one to correctly identify them all gets any request their little heart could desire :)
But I’m not a total heartless bastard, so he~~~~re’s a hint list.
The props are all related to certain G1 villains:
2 are related to Hydia, Draggle, and Reeka (that is, 2 to them as a group, not as individuals);
1 to Grogar;
1 to Squirk;
1 to Porcina;
1 to Arabus;
1 to Katrina (this one’s not too obvious…);
1 to Crunch, for a grand total of eight props.
Find them!

Sorry everypony, somepony already got it ;p

What time is it? FAQ time!

FAQ 1: Why no Trixie or Nightmare Moon?
The answer here is because other than Screwball, ponies are ponysona non grata at this party.
Ponies seem to be pretty much harmonious by nature, so it's best to make no exceptions.
On a practical level, imagine what would happen if a bunch of ponies showed up to a party which involved dragons who have an obvious bigotry against them :nod:

FAQ 2: What's that on the hill in the background?
It was supposed to be the old royal castle the ponies looked for the Elements of Harmony in.
I took a liberty by putting it up high so that I could get it behind the Moon.
I mean, who really knows how high or low it is?
If Canterlot is any indication though, Celestia likes her castles built pretty high up :shrug:

FAQ 3: Concerning prints...?
I don't sell prints of drawings of other people's characters.
I'm sorry, it's just a personal "principles" thing.
I wish that I could buy a print of this for my own wall though ;p
Shameless... (-_-; )

<-- The good guys

That said My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic belongs to :iconfyre-flye:, Hasbro, and the Hub.
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright this is just fantastic.
Lumdrop Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can't believe this still gets views.
Poyo58 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
Sooooooooooo rrrraaaaaaaannnnnndoooooommm!!!!
TomboyJessie13 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student General Artist
That looks fun! Oh look it's Screwball!
PixelBlujay Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Is that his daughter??!!
felenciano-vargas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
SCREWBALL!!! Yasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] 
ImaChick3376 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome by the way  (*´∇`*)
ImaChick3376 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RUN AWAY!!!  FLUTTERSHY SHE IS COMING BEWARE OF THE DREADED STARE!! She might reform you on the spot! (´⊙ω⊙`)
Kisara16 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist
i love this !!!!
1stSuperboyFan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
That cockatrice should be dead looking at it's own reflection is one of the ways to kill it.
OperativeNumbuh227 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, this's the most chaotic party of the year! I love the Discordant family!
polina2003 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
why is there the word ΧΑΟΣ?In my country this means chaos:| (Blank Stare) 
SCP-183 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is awesome!
ThreewonToo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love how Gilda's just casually killing the cockatrice and no one seems to mind.
NathanTheMoldy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Why didn't you include the Diamond Dogs and Ahuizotl with his cat minions? Too much to be put into one picture? ^^;

Director-Julius Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love a colored version of the corner with Discord & Screwball. So adorable.
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
So, are you coloring it because this person said "would you kindly" or was it some other phrase?
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, it was something else.
The thing is though that I was working on a colour, vector-y looking version of this which I put a ton of work into.
I was nearly finished with the characters but I lost the flash drive the file was saved to...
(Actually i took it to the library and forgot to take it out of the computer when i left... it was gone when I came back for it.)
I guess I just never got the motivation to start work on it again after losing all that ^^;
Macbow333 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hey man, I know how that goes. I had a long fanfic I was working on stored mostly on a flashdrive I was using for some school stuff. I was working on some school stuff at the library, took my drive out of the slot, went to another computer, and found out that it broke when I took it out, banishing all my work to the void. The only difference for me was that, by the grace of God, I had sent the files for most of the school work in to my professors or had hard copies I could work back from on the school stuff, and I had sent a copy of the fanfic to a friend to look at, so it still existed in my sent folder.
Needless to say I was mortified in the beginning and ecstatic beyond normal bounds at the end of my ordeal. I'm sorry yours didn't turn out so favorably. I'm glad you're getting back to it now though. It's a really cool pic. :D
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
The gang's all here!
bronybyexception Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Too bad Joker couldn't make it
bronybyexception Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Or Q for that matter
LovingRandomness Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! jhfaigbregbirgbvckaseruigha!!! :iconcannotevenplz:
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OK, why's this getting so much attention again all of a sudden?
Did it get featured again somewhere?
GorshmidtII Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, got featured on EQD. Well done.
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, OK, thanks for letting me know :-)
It's weird though because this was already in Drawfriend last year.
jdts7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dost mine eyes decive me, or is there a 'flutter-ling' under the dragon! :iconpinkiegaspplz:
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You got it :-)
And I drew it waaaa~~~~y before this comic came out :-)
ImpCJCaesar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
All those details!
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
DavidCurser Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I see :iconpinkieseestooplz:
The most evil villain is the Pináta
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
GypsyJadu24 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you mind if I write a fanfic based on this picture? I'd use this as the cover art, and you'd get complete credit for the inspiration of course ^_^
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all, that would be awesome ^^
I don't mind.

Let me know when you post it though, it sounds like it would be an interesting read :-)
LibertySound Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
OMG! Amazing! I... I.... I.... love this art!!!!!
Everything is perfect!
But... Screwball ......
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is something wrong with Screwball?
That's an odd question, huh?
LibertySound Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Oh no, she is perfect too. But I don't like her. It all.
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh, okay then :-)
DarkwingSnark Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love with this picture. <3
Lumdrop Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww :icontongueblush:
I'm glad ya like it, friend.
Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO cool! :dummy:
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
The changelings actually are not evil, they just need someone to accept them and give them love, if not ponies, they will stick with the baddies, what other choice to they have to not starve ?

I hope that in season 4 some changelings will turn good with little help of always happy PinkiePie and very kind fluttershy, after all who can give more love on they own free will then those two.
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why not?
They already skee-bopped the coolest villain in the show.
It's pretty much open season for villain reform now.

(I'm sorry "reformed Discord" is the only thing in the fandom I let myself be bitter about.
Please don't take my sarcastic reply personally ^^;)
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Well, it is less of reform villain, and more of a peace treaty.

Changelings are a nation of they own, so to reform it, you must give nation a chance, and I am sure that most of ponies would not want to have anything to do with changelings ( Zecora first show up reference, it took Ponyvile some time to get use to her ).

Reforming Chrysalis would be far to hard step, it should start with 1 or group of independent changelings in one episode, and then Chrysalis in other episode, and then trying to get ponies to accept changelings in another episode, what I try to say is that reforming entire nation deserve far more then just 1 episode and should first start of small group of subjects, then Queen herself and finally the ponies who would be again it.
Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very lovely work... absolutely amazing!
lainwiththedevil Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
*Cue Pinkie Pie HYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHH! :O in 3. 2. 1...*
CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You magnificent bastard... how long did it took to make this!?
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Every page took about a few hours each day, and there were 8 of them.
I think it took me about two weeks to finish it up though :)
GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
There´s nothing like family!
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Especially if they like each other :)
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