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
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
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.
going to colour this one on PhotoShop, but I really wanted to submit it to
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
SO! You up for a request offer?Sorry everypony, somepony already got it What time is it? FAQ time!FAQ 1:
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.
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 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 FAQ 3:
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 Shameless... (-_-; )
<-- The good guys
That said My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
, Hasbro, and the Hub.