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Bad Future - Merrilay by Astringe
Bad Future - Merrilay
I've been meaning to do pics like this for TP's original characters for a long time, but I've just been too busy. Never the less, I actually managed to get one out. Now I know technically Merrilay was in the R.E.A.F. pic, but to be totally honest that color scheme was a complete coincidence and I actually didn't mean her to be any more significant than the other four goons in the air other than being slightly more detailed since she was in the middle. TP noticed her color scheme was like a combination of Big Mac's and Cheerilee's and came up with her back story entirely.

What I like about Merrilay so far is she strikes me as the only character in the entire story to be pure evil. Even the other major baddies like Dinky and Rumble seem to have at least some redeeming qualities: they're the kind of characters where they're almost victims themselves, like under different circumstances they could have easily been good guys themselves. Merrilay seems like the first character who would have turned out evil no matter what, even if the entire bad future had never happened and even if she had her father around.
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Bad Future - Strangers by Astringe
Bad Future - Strangers
So I really buckled down and actually put out another pic. And... WOW am I out of practice :(. Nevertheless this is a scene I was bent on doing, because 27 was easily my favorite chapter. Not only was it cool to see some stuff with Scootaloo and her mom, but the whole thing with two strangers who might be father and daughter and are each at least indirectly responsible for the death of the other's friend just encountering each other and sharing their story with one another was really touching to me.

Now, as funny as this is, keep in mind that although I had no story in mind when I did these pictures, I did at least have personalities for them. I just want to point out how close TP nailed Crimson Sky and Twitch, except for one key thing: She pretty much got their personalities on the dot, except in my mind Crimson Sky was the dangerous and aggressive one and Twitch was the decent one.

(Though if anyone's curious, TP's Babs Seed is easily my favorite character).
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I'm such a dork. I actually took a day's leave to watch the season 4 premiere. I've yet to see an episode live for the first time, and damned if anything short of the apocalypse is going to stop me this time.

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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2014
Here's the small fanfic I made off of the Lyra's Belly Ruby drawing you made. People seem to like it.

www.fimfiction.net/story/21649…
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Astringe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, cool. Thanks! I'll read this first chance I get.
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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
You're welcome. Hope you like it.
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MotownWarrior01 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Hello
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Astringe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Howdy.
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MotownWarrior01 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I added you to my WATCH list, is that alright with ya?
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Astringe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure.
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DangerousOmega Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally love your Bad Future pictures!They are so amazing!I love the One of Babs Seed,cause it's really Alike to my own headcanon!
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ComicKhajiit Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is Rainbow Dash in your Bad Future story cause I haven't read it yet. I still will even if RD is in it or not but I just want to know. Can you tell me? 
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Astringe Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be honest, when I was making the pictures I had it in my head that all the mane 6 except Fluttershy and Twilight had bit the green wiener and would be dead.

But at the same time, I have no clue what Tonic Plotter is going to do with the story as she goes and she's already done a lot of stuff really differently than I had pictured, so you never know. I honestly have no clue if any of them are going to pop up alive.
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