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SinaelDOverom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Photographer
У двух поней на заднем плане отражения не размыты =). А так офигенная картина.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Cyber-ponies.
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IAmADinosaurRARRR Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure and simple AWESOMNESS!!!!
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Wilczurx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well... nice, i really like this one.

greetings from Poland :]
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lordflenser Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Great concept, really well executed. Just great!
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
"It is an odd thing about mortal creatures: there's some sentiment among them that, to an immortal being such as myself, time is of no concern. That we would refer to something that happened a thousand years ago, just as casually as they would talk of yesterday. Or that almost no long-term changes surprise us, for we have had 'all this time' to see them come to fruition.

To such talk I say nonsense. I have seen and lived in the world of a thousand years past, and FAR beyond that--I was but a filly when writing was a new invention. And even with all the time I've lived, all the things I've seen and done; whether great or terrible...Equestria, and the whole world of today still surprises me.

Cities have gone from stone and mortar, to metal and glass--A thousand years ago I could have never imagined this, yet today this is the norm. Today, stone and mortar are choices of aesthetics.

Once, the only way for a wingless creature to fly was in an over-sized balloon; or in an airship if they were rich enough to afford one. I regarded them as nothing but toys. Why attain some fake, artificial flight when your own legs are good enough, or when you could take a ship? Now, any being can fly around the whole planet in but a few hours, all for the price of a ticket.

And of the mortals themselves? A thousand years ago they were...insular when it came to other races; other species. Most nations even were named for their dominant creature--the Griffin Kingdom, the Changeling Enclave, even old Equestria. They all kept to themselves; did little dealings with other races beyond some mundane diplomacy...or the occasional war. And what you may call 'racism' or 'bigotry' today, was the norm and mutual. An immigrant would think himself, say, a griffin first, an Equestrian citizen second. And ponies would think of him the same way, so there would be a faint fog of mistrust over even the most jovial of friendships. Today, borders once closed are now open and porous. Ponies, griffins, minotaurs, even Changelings--they all mingle and mix live together, blending into one crowd.

A thousand years ago, even with all I had seen until then, I could never have imagined ANY of these changes, or the countless others the world has seen since then. Sometimes I even wonder if I missed the early signs of them, or overlooked patterns that I could have predicted from.

Please, do not think that being immortal means that you cannot be surprised. After all, I never reckoned on meeting you"


--Empress Luna to Human diplomats shortly after First Contact.


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StelarCF Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Now I feel the need to write the whole story...
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Glad my little omake inspired you! :D
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spidercrow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
ok that was awesome and now i really want that to be a story if it isnt already
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Thanks!
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Sdorgo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This message suddenly made me to look at the drawing from another angle. Added the depth the picture itself was lacking at the first glance. It always astonished me how a small story is able to make such a huge difference. One moment you are looking at the another piece of art, and a moment later (or it would be better to say - a one small story later?) you realize that it didn't appear out of thin air - it has an idea behind it, the one that an author himself, probably, was trying to implement. Combined, they send your imagination reeling, and who knows? Perhaps, that's a good start for a new end.

This story should be placed in the description... if only it was written in Russian. (^_^)

Что наталкивает на мысль - товарищи, перевод нужен? Али справляетесь?
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Wow, thank you! Didn't expect my little story would have that kind of impact. :D

Glad you enjoyed it and the art so much!
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Idiot-Warranty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
This... this is beautiful.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Glad you liked it! :D

Cooking up spontainious fanfics for pics I really like is sort of a hobby of mine on DA. ;)
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Unexpected and brilliant.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thank you kindly. ;)

The sci-fi aesthetics made me think that this future Equestria had some kind of space travel...and from there, First Contact, with us humans, was the next logical step.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Sure.
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zebrapoe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
оу...круто
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CodexTwins Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is so pretty o3o
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ScotlandForLife Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Almost Reminds me of Atlantis... Who knew, the Ancients were actually ponies.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Fantastic! :D
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MsKillerwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Wow i'd love to see the story behind this one.
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
what an interesting picture. i really like it.
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AgentB-7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Writer
Прекрасный рисунок, и тема отличная, но крылья какие-то странные.
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is that luna?
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RubleGun Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dang, look how much she's grown
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like the potentially great story that every drawing of you contains :D :thumbsup:
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Writer
this is really amazing. well done!
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Wolfbaloo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If the next season had this setting I would just scream with joy! *0*

Amazing work!
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CalebP1716 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this picture is incredible. I love the perspective you give, I guess I never thought what life would be like for the ponies in a thousand years. This surely does give it a whole new way of looking at it. You did an amazing job, it's fantastic!! Keep up the incredible work!! :)
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Terra418 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student
A thousand years a thousand more says the princess Luna NOIR.
I like it.
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Futuristic ponies? Fantastic.
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assassinsrul3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Everything besides her mane is awesome, though.
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assassinsrul3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
What's up with her hair? Wouldn't it still be... flow-ey?
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LadyFroey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Cyber Pony future!
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Princess Luna, there is something wrong with your mane.
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome idea. Modern city, future technology and ponies. Aaaand... Luna's still alive? These alicorns... :P
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Not just alive but significantly cyborgized. Never mind the legs and the ear, watch her collar, it's built in.
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I guess technology gave her helping hoof in "life case" :P
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batosan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NEAT!
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Westfallen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Hmm, I am reminded of that one seen in Metroid the Other M during the drawn out denouement of the game.
Is that a cyber Luna or one of her posterity maybe?
Finally, the lighting, fade distance, and semi-reflective floor brings a whole new level of wonderful realism to this piece.
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Arcolm Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Is this sopost to be a future Manehatten or Canterlot?

Cool consept by the way.
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Sharpfang Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
The cities of Old Equestria? No, long dead and forgotten...

And the Moonraiser is a janitorial class job.

At least some ponies show respect to your age...
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Arcolm Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Well I didn't realise that mutch. At least some of the old buildings are good for raiding magic artifacts. Luna pays well for the ones the likes most or takes them off my hooves depending on how dangerious they are.

And Star Maintince isn't as bad a job. At least Luna has a few intrest in keep her skys the way she wants them without haveing to worry about re-arangeing them her self.

I lived in the jungle for 1200 years, what do you expect?
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Bjarru Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Напоминает чем-то Масс Эффект
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
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This, all of this.
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webkilla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing! Love the shading and the techno-tatoos
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JohnnyXLunaandRD Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
is that Luna? she looks so diffrent
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Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Yeah is that Luna? Did Tia get banished this time or something? X-0
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