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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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Kisara16 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist
i love this !!!!
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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.
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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!
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polina2003 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
why is there the word ΧΑΟΣ?In my country this means chaos:| (Blank Stare) 
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SCP-183 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This is awesome!
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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.
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NathanTheMoldy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why didn't you include the Diamond Dogs and Ahuizotl with his cat minions? Too much to be put into one picture? ^^;

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Director-Julius Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love a colored version of the corner with Discord & Screwball. So adorable.
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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?
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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 ^^;
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