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"I'm tired of being a freak!"

His daughter's words echoed dully in Discord's ears. Reeling with hurt, the lord of chaos took a step back.

"...Freak?" He repeated numbly. Pandora pointedly avoided his gaze. "Pandora? Is that what you think? That we are...freaks?"

"I'm sorry, Dad." Pandora wiped at her face with a clumsy paw. "I just...I just want to be normal. Please understand. Becoming a princess means giving up chaos, but...if that's what it takes to win Equestria's respect-"

"It won't work, Panny." Discord's voice held a strange, tired sadness.

Pandora faltered, looking unsure. "Skyla says it will...and I can't let down Mom, we've worked too hard for this. I have to try, Dad." She finally met his eyes. "Won't you come to my coronation? Please?"

Discord closed his eyes and sighed, and in that moment, Pandora thought how strange it was, that her father suddenly looked so very much older. In a heartbeat though, he was looking at her with his familiar, kooky expression, with a grin that didn't quite reach his eyes.

"I wouldn't miss it for the world, my dear."

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i tried to draw cute, but drama happened instead whoops

Teenage Pan and Discord some time before Pan's coronation as a princess. Pan decides in her midteens to train to be a princess to gain the same sort of love and respect from Equestria that her mother Twilight seemed to have. Skyla and Twilight train her in the ways of being a princess (and Cupcake leaves to train to be her royal guard). Discord didn't quite approve, and saw it as a betrayal. He knows his daughter's effort will fail (and Pan's coronation night does indeed go sour) but he supports her anyway, if reluctantly.

background borrowed from here: Twilight Sparkle's Bedroom BG 35
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:iconkcandres:
KCandRES Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
cool. an relatable
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TheMexicanRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
you know, I utterly expected this to be terrible. Im suprised its actually pretty good!
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:iconlarkthebeest:
LarktheBeest Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really like to see some art of Pandora's coronation 
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ThreeThousandFish Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Writer
"a strange, tired sadness." Aaah! Gosh, I love the depth of that description! 
And I very much appreciate the lack of resolve to this scene.
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sixtynicooo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Ahahahah
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:iconaussiegriffin:
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
Time to deploy the sub-orbital hug laser. -.-
A.G.
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BananimationOfficial Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm looking closely at the line work and it's so smooth and nice. You did a really good job. I like lots of the little parts of your style. A couple of things stand out to me though. I'm not sure what those little hooks on the bat wings are supposed to be. I'm wondering how they would make sense in 3D space. They seem odd. The other thing is the shading in Pandora's ears. The inside part is shaded in a way that makes it look like a convex shape instead of the concave inside of the ear. Perhaps the whole thing should have been shaded? But those are nitpicks. I like the way you use white in the tears and the way you draw the roots of her mane looks so nice. All the animal parts seem accurate and everything feels so solid and crisp. I love it very much.
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:icongrendelkin:
Grendelkin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Children make you age.
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DrawingWolfie101 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWW. DAT SO SAD. ;-;
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:iconfarrengrimwarden:
FarrenGrimwarden Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i wanted to cry
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:iconmagicgirl20:
Magicgirl20 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww! Love it but so sad indeed.
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:iconwolfie356:
wolfie356 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
im saddend
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:iconsilverplays32:
SilverPlays32 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried
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:iconpinnarum:
Pinnarum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
almost cried mah gawsh
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:iconcodyhobgood27:
codyhobgood27 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
This picture is very beautiful and the details are outstanding.
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:iconherowebcomics:
Herowebcomics Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Drama is always good!
(espesualy when it comes to awesomely drawn chimiras!)
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:iconchryscorps:
ChrysCorps Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
This is so relatable its hurts. I'm not kidding.
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:iconlaffett:
laffett Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
This one broke my heart, I see a lot of this in myself and many people around me. This picture alone inspired a fiction that I am still in the process of working on.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
And then she goes nuts from power going pear-shaped and starts nomming on ponies' souls and stuff!  *crazy Pinkie grin*
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:iconcinnamon-bunny32:
Cinnamon-Bunny32 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
...you okay?
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Just poking at the melodrama with my take on just how badly everything goes at the ascension party.

I just find it absurd that the ponies would randomly try to 'alicornicate' or whatever a chimeric draconequus and expect nothing to go wrong. 

It's the sort of silliness I expect to be parodied on such things as "Austin Powers" with the line, "What could POSSIBLY go wrong?"
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Spookykitty9 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I... i can totally hear Discord's voice
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:iconaniuaui:
Aniuaui Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! And kinda Heartbreaking. I don't really Ship Dischord and Twi, but still-- can appreciate the ART!!! XD XD XD
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:iconkukiie:
Kukiie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twicord is actually a mildly popular ship.
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:iconaqua-the-smiter:
Aqua-The-Smiter Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Welp, there goes my feels.
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SilverNeko1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
okay, now i ship it
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:iconzelda806:
zelda806 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
you know that pandora is dicord's daughter right?
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:iconsilverneko1:
SilverNeko1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
i meant Twilight and Discord, not Pandora and Discord.

I wasn't thinking when I posted that comment
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:iconzelda806:
zelda806 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
lol
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SilverNeko1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
hehe
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FearFnaf360x Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I approve of the ship between Twilight and Discord now
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ScribblesofThings Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
beautiful work, Lop. but I can't help but think, based on what you said about moondancer and that he's going to be the main villain in the Pandoraverse, why do I have this feeling he had something to do with the coorination going bad?
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AGirlWhoLikesArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We haven't seen anything like that in the arc yet. Apparently Pandora expected some "Magical realization" to hit her when the crown was placed on her head, but there was nothing, besides the harsh whispers of the upperclass stuck ups. She handed her crown back to Celestia that night and flooded the castle with blueberry jam.
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theyoungestbrony Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
😢 this so sad...
my feels... They are broken...
someone fix them.
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:icondevilgirl007:
Devilgirl007 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
This is so awesome! I love the short story you did with this. :)
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DirtyGriffinstoner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
is twilight her mom or WHAT'S UP?
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:iconkarrei:
Karrei Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I saw this picture and started to cry...OML WTF IS WRONG WITH ME lol
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:iconfearthedevl:
FEARTHEDEVL Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Filmographer
You don't have to normal to be loved...just be yourself Pandora
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anniemomi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
You know, now that I think about it we've seen Discord's reaction to Pans choices but I don't think I've seen Twilights. In fact the only thing I even remember of Twi and older Pan is that one where she pulled out the kid pictures. I'm really curious now of how Twilight reacted to Pans decision to not become a princess like her.

I have a feeling that if Twi knew how Pan felt she would have a rare change of heart and tell Pan to just bugger the rules and do what makes her happy because as much as Twi loves rules she cares about those important to her even more. I really think she would finally decide to break the rules in this instant if it helps her daughter.
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
This looks great!  His expression and hers are well done.
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:iconfugimoto:
fugimoto Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
intriguing character here, very well done! :clap:
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:iconanonymousnavi:
AnonymousNavi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Discord's face... ugh, just fuck me right in the feels, why dontcha?
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:iconetoile-ardente:
Etoile-ardente Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow Oo
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Writer
That's really sad.
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:iconciskat:
ciskat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
omg your art is so cute!!!
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:iconwagusad:
Wagusad Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
is twilight her mom? how did she and discord end up together
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:iconshazbaz579:
ShazBaz579 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Discord was annoying Twilight and handed her a random egg with Panny in it >3<
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lpsariproductions Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pan is so pretty 
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CitrusEucalyptus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Whoa....
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Tenjen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
any story on pan's coronation yet?
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