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The Spark by Lopoddity The Spark by Lopoddity

Life in Equestria shimmers
Life in Equestria shines!
And I know for absolute certain
That everything is certainly fine~


yeah this is super sloppy and rips off like twelve other deviations you've probably seen before BUT

I had to draw Twilight. Because the new episode was SO. DAMN. GOOD. (spoilers!) It was sweet and funny and super cheesy but still genuine and OH MY GOD CELESTIA SINGS YOU GUYS. It was like a whole movie in 22 minutes. I loved every song ( okay maybe not the boring sad one) and then Twilight gets her wings cause she fixed pony gandalf's spell and now she is pony jesus and it's so CUTE

Was the finale rushed? Meh. Perhaps, but I think it gets the job done. No new villain? Yeah, but really guys, if there was one it'd probably be Sombra/Nightmare Moon v.2. Bleh. Were the princess dresses ugly as all sin? GOOD GOD YES.

Is Twilight a Mary Sue now? No. Seriously, guys. I'm calling misogyny on that. Just because a female character takes a level up in badass does not make her a Mary Sue. Twilight is still the smart purple ball of neuroses we all fell in love with. Except now she has weirdly proportioned wings. And dumb hair. :) ...You know who is a Mary Sue? Superman.

I've been rooting for a certain awkward purple unicorn since day one, and I for one welcome her as my new Alicorn Overlord.
C'mon guys, hit me with those opinions!
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redwallfvs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student General Artist
BEST.
TWILIGHT SPARKLE.
SPEECH.
EVVVERRRR.~

And Merry Christmas, dear! ^^
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oddponi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to tell you this this is one of my two favorite images of Twilight. I really love this.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow geez. Thank you :)
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Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love Twilight as an alicorn - level up! - but sometimes I miss the regular old unicron we first met.

pony gandalf xD
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Sandpath11 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"she fixed pony gandalf's spell and now she is pony jesus" That made me laugh so hard. XD Laugh Original
The outlines may be a bit rough in a few spots, but this is nothing short of awesome.
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MuddyFudger Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
superman is such a mary sue.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And no one ever calls him out on his bullshit. >C
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Deonotte Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
They wasted perfectly good plot with the cutie mark switch in order to cram in more songs and have some excuse for Twilight's "princess upgrade". The finale really did need to be longer than it was. I don't like the idea of Princess!Twilight for various reasons, and even if I did this episode was done really badly. On a purely cosmetic level she just looks bizarre with wings.

Your drawing, however, is very nice. I love the colors you chose here.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much.:)
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LyricalLark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful, love that flowing hair. :D

And haha, yes! The princess dresses were ugly! Twilight's dress looked ridiculous and totally did not fit her. And no matter how I looked at them, I couldn't make Celestia's and Luna's dress(es) look nice in my head. Whoever designed them must have been in a complete rush.
Despite that, I liked everyone elses dresses. Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy wore around the same colors again, so nice, nothing different I guess. Rarity could have went with something with more flair for a fashionable pony like her, but what she had on was fine. Rainbow and AJ looked pretty cool.

And hehe, yeah, the only song I didn't like that much was the sad one, "I've Got to Find a Way". It didn't really fit in with the other songs. It just was a bit dull to me. But I can see some loving the song.

But overall, awesome episode! Most of the songs were awesome, especially loved "What my Cutie Mark is Telling Me" and "A True, True Friend" was great too. And of course, no one can forget "Celestia's Ballad." I loved how the whole episode was essentially a musical. They did a good job with the transition to princesshoodnessss... yeah, that's not a real word. I hear they will continue this story arc with two more episodes in Season 4. :aww: So I'm not gonna worry too much about how it was rushed either.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww yeah, more princess episodes! :D
I'm gonna be honest..."Celestia's Ballad" made me tear up. And it was only..what? A minute long? She was so proud and the song was just so maternal and nurturing and BAAAAAAWWW :cry: And the choir in the background was doing this melancholy sigh thing behind Celestia's voice...I demand more princess singing.>I

I loved " A True True Friend" too...it's catchy and fun, like "Winter Wrap Up", but also loving and it makes me FEEL THINGS. CONFOUND THESE PONIES. They drive me to experience friendship

My little pony has become such a HUGE creative catalyst for me. I never imagined I'd say that about a children's cartoon featuring magical talking technicolor ponies. XD
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LyricalLark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Have you heard the extended cover of "Celestia's Ballad?"
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Three full minutes of epicness.
To be honest, I didn't fully appreciate Celestia's song until a second listen, and then this cover. I only wish the cover could be a little longer with the twinkling melody when Twilight goes back to Ponyville, though I guess that might not really be considered part of the ballad. xP

Yes, My Little Pony was probably a surprise to everyone. I watch nearly every cartoon I can get my hands on, but even I was a bit skeptical about Friendship is Magic because everyone was saying it is so awesome, and well, technicolor ponies? But MLP:FIM does not disappoint! I especially love how there's always new creative works in the making from this cartoon. Both musical and visual, like the cover above or your drawing. I think the show is an inspiration to us all. :D
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh that cover is absolutely lovely~

Agreed! :P
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matt0044 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I did like the songs and even if the story was rushed, I liked the songs' way of getting through it.
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Whatever one may think about the whole "alicorn/princess" thing, Twilight's sheer happiness is so undeniable and infectious - you'd have to heart of stone and ice to want to deny her that. :)
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Trainguyxx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight looks so god damned happy. It's way too infectious.
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joulebird Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Am I the only one who thought was a musical?
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Jesusfreak1015Luna10 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The episode: was Very Rushed. Watching on youtube (because nobody told ME there was a season 3 finale) and skipping all the commercials and the intro theme song, you could tell. They should have stretched it out, like they did with all other finales, which were either two episodes or one one hour episodes. Im sorry but this was just weird.But great idea on have the cutie marks mixed up, and Twilight and all. yeahh....

Awesome drawing by the way!
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!:)
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lowriskloris Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
>Is Twilight a Mary Sue now? No.

you're right, it's not just now, she's always been one.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I disagree. Why do you think so?
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Katashi-Okenuth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the songs where great! and a little in a different style then from the prev eps. it was all so much but if fit togather perfectly! thoe dresses? ughe......yeah..NO....
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Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
The episode wasn't perfect but it was pretty good considering how much stuff it had. She might have wings now but that doesn't automatically make her a 'Sue. She still has all the weakneses she had as a Unicorn. The fact that there's no new viallin doesn't bother me espeially since we had 2 villains in the second season (plus, the first season only had one and but it wasn't any less awesome) and ,yes, the dresses were awful XD

Love the art, BTW :D
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Agreed. Thank you.:)
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SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
I was wondering what you were gonna say about the episode. Miss being able to discuss this in that awful art 2d class.

I agree, the episode was pretty good. Not a favorite, but considering they fit SO MUCH in just 22 minutes I applaud them. The songs helped make the pacing real smooth too.

But GAH. WHO IS DESIGNING THESE DRESSES. All I could focus on was how badly it clashed with Luna when they were standing there. And MAN, Twilight's parents must be so proud. Their kids are off being princes and princesses.

All hail our neurotic alicorn overlord!
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey! :) I do miss our lil bi-weekly pony discussions and overanalysis
Oh my god, Luna's dress was the worst offender. She does NOT look good in pink. Literally any other color would have worked better. And speaking of Luna, where the hell was she during Celestia's song? ...Actually, I don't think she got a single line!>( It would have taken so little to satisfy me, just one line. Like:

Celestia: You've come such a long way, Twilight.
Luna: Verily!

I would have settled for that.:/ Anyway, my fav season 3 ep, other than the finale, is "Sleepless in Ponyville". Least fav is "Spike at Your service". How about you?
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SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Agreed. I mean when I saw it on Twilight with the leaks I was 'eh' but could live with it. I haven't been overly fond of the dress designs as of late but she's not gonna be living in the thing. Then Luna...no. She stuck out horribly.

And you're right, I don't believe she said anything. Just nods. They keep giving us more of her each season like with 'Sleepless in Ponyville', then when we REALLY want her to participate she doesn't.

I was actually rather fond of 'Keep Calm and Flutter On', but that shouldn't be surprising with Fluttershy being my favorite. Other than that I liked the 'Apple Family Reunion'. Least favorite...I think I agree with you on that one. 'Spike at Your Service' was almost too predictable to be enjoyable. Plus Spike hasn't been THAT much of a walking disaster.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I forgot about Flutter On. Yeah, that was another good one, but I REALLY wish they had scrapped Spike at your Service and made Flutter On a two-parter. Or at least given Discord more emotional connection with Fluttershy. But hey, it was the episode that made me finally like Fluttershy, so there's that.
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SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Le gasp!

But yeah, Flutter On really felt like it would be better in a two-parter. At least for a more satisfying wrap up. It was fine until Fluttershy told him off. Then it seemed a little rushed. No time for him to realize how much he missed having a friend or anything.

Besides, who can argue against more Discord?

What I'm currently wondering about is how the next two episodes for the fourth season will go. Forget where I read it, but they said you can consider this finale and the next two episodes connected.
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CandiedKittens Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Twilight gets her wings cause she fixed pony gandalf's spell and now she is pony jesus and it's so CUTE"

Words of wisdom.
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Truly.;)
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Precisely, maker! You said it better than I could have. Less wordy, for instance.
The episode does feel like a movie. It's highly compressed, concentrated. Its events happen very quickly. It's clear that they would have fit in a two-parter better, but this isn't a two-parter, so that's that. As a result of how event-packed it is, if we unfurl it a bit and try to flesh everything out in more detail, it feels like a feature-length picture. But the team didn't have that option, and so had to go with the bare necessities.
That doesn't mean that FiM's bare necessities aren't enough for a good episode. Quite the opposite. The strongest sides of FiM are all present here. The brilliant characters, the marvellous interaction, the lovely good-natured humour. Just like you say, sweet and funny and exceedingly emotional. Liquid pride throughout (thanks for the quote, Shining Armor!).
The songs are wonderful, all of them. Even the sad one has the varied progressing sigh that strengthens both its melody and its emotional impact. I wanted to hug the stuffing out of Twily at that point. And Celestia's singing is so good, it turns ponies into alicorns. Even I have wings now.
Funny you should mention the "pony Jesus" thing. The fact that Twilight descended upon Ponyville in her six-pointed star set my train of thought onto similar rails.

I love what you say about Twilight not being a marysue. Indeed, she is not. In fact, she didn't really get all that much. No godly powerup, no vast riches, nothing like that. Only a title and wings, and the wings appear to have been a part of her magic field all along, as they were summoned from within herself. She is still Twilight Sparkle, the adorkable student of friendship from the treehouse library and the one true mistress of my heart. I was as happy for her as Shining Armor was when I saw her there, having a crown placed onto her head. She has been my lavender overmare even before; now she simply has the official title that makes her the same. Oh, and her wings are beautiful.


Now, for the painting! I love it, very much so! The background is simple, but it works! The super-length hair make me thing Sonic Sparkleboom, somehow. But of course, the best thing about it is my beloved Twily herself: you managed her bodyshape pretty much perfectly here. The proportions feel mostly right, the feathers of her wings and the way they are unfurled are wonderful, her legs are quite lovely, and her head... Those adorable ears, the horn that only got subtly bigger, and this face... Oh my goodness, I can't get enough of Twilight being so happy. This mouth wide-open in cheer, these clearly happy closed eyes... In fact, her entire pose screams happiness.
Marvellous job, maker, marvellous job indeed!
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Woooaow, your comment is wonderful. I'm glad to encounter someone who feels as passionately about the issue as I do.:) Furthermore, your words are inspiring me to give this doodle the full on digital painting job it needs. I think I'm gonna take another shot at painting a joyous Sparkle-boom Twilight. :D
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I loved the episode, and the songs but GOD was there a lot of singing. Everytime I heard the music I was like AGAIN? XD

but yeah I loved it, and this is a great picture <3
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol I was the same way with the songs. Thanks!:)
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem! XD
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