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About me.

I'm not especially artistic, but I appreciate the art of others in a kind of "I wish that I could do that" kind of way. I dabble in sketching using plain old pencil on paper, but my main these days Digital. A little photo editing, and a little Photoshop.

I work extensively in Daz Studio\Poser. You can see a couple of the renders that I have done on this page, but most of what I do goes elsewhere. This page is mostly here for my web comic. It's cheap and cheerful, and not my best work by any stretch of the imagination, but I guess that's what happens when you need 6 or 7 renders per page. It's a little bit about Alien Abduction, and a lot about how much high school and small towns can suck if you aren't one of the pod people.

More to the point. I'm a committed non conformist. I don't do "peer pressure", and I hate being told what to do or what to think, and I have a personal beef with anything that calls itself "mainstream". Be it art, culture or science. Particularly when said "Mainstream" spends more time putting down people who disagree with it through cheap shots and ridicule, than it does defending its perspective through evidence and or reasoned argument.

Although I resemble it sometimes, I'd hesitate to call myself a Goth. The Goth scene has become somewhat commercialized over the last 10 years, to the point that stores like Hot Topic are ripping off the Goth look and are selling it as a novelty lifestyle choice called "Emo". Which is what you might get if Goth were brought out by a greeting card company. Emo is just another way of conforming while pretending that you aren't.

Yes, I am thin and pale, yes I do dress in flowing black clothes with a semi-occult on theme (Not that being a Goth has anything to do with the occult, I hasten to add), and no I don't have anything pieced. Not not a nipple, not an eyebrow, not even an ear. That would be too much like conforming for me.

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MLP: FiM - Without Magic Page 142
Please do not post errors\corrections to this page, please post them to my profile page.

Two more "After Credit" pages still to come.

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Created in Inkscape, and Clip Studio.

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Assorted brushes by Obsidian Dawn (Link)
My Little Pony Brushy 2.0 Brushes by Cosmic Unicorn (Link)
Font: Celestia Medium Redux by Mattyhex (Link)
Font: Badaboom BB (Link)
Font: DeathRattle (Link)
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When I first started writing Without Magic, I intended it to be quite short. Maybe 25 pages at most, so deliberately kept the premise as simply as I possibly could.

On the very first page I had Celestia seal away Twilight's magic and hide her Cutie Mark. I had her say exactly why she did it, and exactly what Twilight would have to do to break the spell.

Simple and easy, or so I thought.

Apparently not.

A mistake that I made quite early on was to have Twilight misunderstand what Celestia asked her to do - She read too much into Celestia's letter and ended up thinking that Celestia wanted her to experience life like an Earth Pony - but not to make this clear enough to readers.

This has lead some people to become confused over what Celestia actually intended Twilight to do. Rather than following Celestia's explanation they followed Twilight's. So I'm, now that the comic is over I'm going to set the record straight and detail exactly what Celestia's task was, and exactly what the answer was.

There are no hidden agendas, no conspiracies, and no tricks, and no double meanings.

Celestia's Task?

On Page 1 Twilight performs a number of tasks using magic. These are all simple tasks which could all be done by pretty much any adult Earth Pony, and most of them just required her to reach up and grab something (A ball on a roof, a kite in a tree, a pony with their head stuck in something). Instead, Twilight uses magic.

These tasks probably weren't very good examples, but they were pretty much all that I felt able to draw at the time as I was very new to drawing comics back then.

Twilight writes to Celestia and she tells her that she is using magic to solve every problem that comes her way.

Celestia reads the letter and although she is happy that Twilight is helping other ponies she is worried that she is automatically using magic to solve every problem, and that she is doing everything alone.

Celestia originally sent Twilight to Ponyville because she wanted her to make friends, and to see that there was more to life than studying magic on your own. So she seals away Twilight's magic and tells her to find out what "other than magic" makes her special. She doesn't change her into an Earth Pony, she simply seals her powers. She's a Unicorn but one "Without Magic".

The show's lore tells us that when a pony discovers what makes them special and unique as a pony they get their Cutie Mark, so Celestia also hid Twilight's Cutie Mark. Telling her that she'd know what makes her special "Outside of Magic" when a new Cutie Mark appeared. The idea being that the new Cutie Mark would represent whatever that thing was.

This was the entirety of Celestia's task: Magic is the thing that makes you special, but there is more to you than magic, find out "what else" makes you special.

Celestia didn't change Twilight's destiny, and she didn't want Twilight to change herself, she simply wanted Twilight to think about the other things in her life that make her special and unique as a pony.

In the comic, Celestia expected this to be a short task. Maybe something that would take a couple of days. But Twilight over thought things and went off in a different direction. Thinking that she was being asked to be an Earth Pony simply because she looked like one.

Spike and Rarity both tell her otherwise, but it takes her a while to listen.

The Answer?

The answer to Celestia's task was equally simple. What "else" makes Twilight special?

Well ... Friendship.

It's literally spelled out in the pilot episode.

Rather depending on herself and her magic Twilight was supposed to get together with her friends and solve something using their shared bond of friendship to find a non magical answer.

That's it, that's everything. That' why Celestia thought that it would be a really simple task. There are is convoluted lore or logic, no conspiracies, and certainly no design by Princess Celestia to harm Twilight.

The reason that it took Twilight so long to break the spell, even after figuring out that it wasn't about being an Earth Pony, was that she was doing everything more or less alone. She was looking for something that she did by herself, like reading or studying, rather than something that involved her bond with her friends.

If Twilight had seen a cat struck in a tree and had called her friends together, and they'd gotten together to get the cat down as a team, that would probably have broken the spell. Celestia expected something like that to happen almost right away.

For example when she was staying at Sweet Apple Acres she was doing all of the farm chores alone. If the rest of the Mane 6 had been there helping her then that would have broken the spell. The same with the time that she spent at Sugar Cube Corner. She was with Mr and Mrs Cake most of the time. If the rest of the Mane 6 had been there it would have broken the spell.

Instead, Twilight over thought things. She tried to break her character down into smaller and smaller things, looking to see which of the things that she did was the right thing, she went round in circles, tying different things but making the same basic mistake over and over again until she more or less gave up trying. Which was where her friends got involved and how Applejack eventually figured out that the answer wasn't about the individual things that Twilight did, but rather the combination of everything that made her who she was: Their friend.
  • Listening to: Epica
  • Reading: Manga
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 6
  • Playing: Fallout 3: Broken Steel
  • Eating: Coffee
  • Drinking: COFFEE
MLP: FiM - Without Magic Page 141
Please do not post errors\corrections to this page, please post them to my profile page.

FINALLY I've done it, I've gotten to page 141. It's taken almost 4 years, and I've gone without sleep and missed meals to get this comic out on a weekly basis, but FINALLY I'm on the last page of the story.

Twilight has her horn and Cutie Mark back (Well, a Cutie Mark, at any rate), and is FINALLY writing that all important letter to Celestia.

It's hard to believe that a comic that covers only 3 months of actual time has taken this long to do, but FINALLY I've done it.

That's it people, we have an ending to this comic.

I've gone through 2 computers, 3 hard discs, 3 software packages, have gone from using a mouse to using a graphics tablet, and have given myself so many screen-headaches that I could barely see straight for a while in order to get this comic finished but FINALLY I have a last page to submit.

OK, it's not technically the last page. I still have TWO MORE STORY PAGES and an end title to come, but this is the last page of the actual story.

BEFORE COMMENTING please read the below:

1) Please do not ask about Twilight's Cutie Mark, that will be explained in the post credit pages (Page 144)

2) Please do not ask what about what happens to Celestia, that will be explained in the post credit pages (Page 143)

3) Apart from the last frame, please take everything at ABSOLUTE FACE VALUE. None of the text has an alternate meaning, there are no hidden agendas, no secret Easter Eggs. Nothing that happens is part of a greater conspiracy. If it's not openly said then it's not actually happened, or it's not relevant to the story, no character hates any other character, nothing is done out of cruelty, and all of the characters understand why the other characters have acted in a particular way.

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Created in Inkscape, and Clip Studio.

Standard Components

This comic may include one or more of the following components, which I frequently use in my MLP comics.

Assorted brushes by Obsidian Dawn (Link)
My Little Pony Brushy 2.0 Brushes by Cosmic Unicorn (Link)
Font: Celestia Medium Redux by Mattyhex (Link)
Font: Badaboom BB (Link)
Font: DeathRattle (Link)
Felt\Paper Pony bases: Zacatron94's Specialty Pack 1-2 (Link) and Pony pack EUD zacatron94
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Without Magic - After Story #2
Now that Without Magic (WoM) is almost complete I thought that I'd put up a short comic (2 Pages) to explain what I plan to do next.

My next comic "Shadows of the Past" is going to be a canonical sequel to Without Magic and will start just after Without Magic finishes. More or less the next day.

When I started Without Magic I intended for it to fit in between seasons 2 and 3 of the show. Mostly because season 2 had just finished and season 3 hadn't started yet but was going to be much shorter than season 2. I reasoned that WoM would server as an addition to season 3 in order to make it the same length as seasons 1 and 2.

Of course, that was 4 years ago and a lot of episodes have been aired since then. Shadows of the Past (Which I began planning over 2 years ago) no longer fits into the FiM timeline and several loose ends\mysteries from seasons 1\2 which I was going to include have since been covered in show canon, and show canon has expanded in ways that mean that my original story line no longer fits in with the show.

Rather than totally re-write my story (it would be a total re-write) I'm going to break with the original source material. Show canon applies up to the end of season 2, but after that this comic will represent my own personal head-canon as it was before show canon came into play.

As part of this break with the show I'm planning to change the art style of my comic so that it's no longer strictly show accurate, and to introduce a much darker tone to the story. It's not going to be Cupcakes or Rainbow Factory, but it won't be all pastel ponies and cinnamon buns either.

The story will revolve around Twilight, but the primary plot will involve those missing foal posters that I've been including in WoM for a while now. So, I guess that you see where some of the darker tone comes in. If you didn't like the side stories about Pinkie and Octavia while they were in the mental institution then you probably won't like SoP as it will be somewhat similar to them.

As you can probably see from the header and footer I'm using ComiPo for this. It's kinda a cut down version of Clip Studio combined with a cut down version of Poser that lets you create comics using various pre-drawn 2D and 3D assets.

The fonts are Digital Script from Blambot, and Celestia Redux

mattyhex.deviantart.com/art/Ce…

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MLP Movie 2017 LEAKED STORY BOARDS (Totally Legit)
This is a leaked storyboard from the new MLP 2017 movie. It's TOTALLY LEGIT, I promise.

Created in ClipStudio. Written and drawn in less than a day. Seriously I don't think that I've ever spent this much time in front of a computer without a break. I think that my eyeballs are going to explode.

Possible the first Storm King Comic to be uploaded on to the internet. We'll, none are showing up in Google, so it's possibly not the first, but it's certainly one of the first.

Sorry, no color for this comic, I wanted it to be released today so I've had to leave the color out.
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When I first started writing Without Magic, I intended it to be quite short. Maybe 25 pages at most, so deliberately kept the premise as simply as I possibly could.

On the very first page I had Celestia seal away Twilight's magic and hide her Cutie Mark. I had her say exactly why she did it, and exactly what Twilight would have to do to break the spell.

Simple and easy, or so I thought.

Apparently not.

A mistake that I made quite early on was to have Twilight misunderstand what Celestia asked her to do - She read too much into Celestia's letter and ended up thinking that Celestia wanted her to experience life like an Earth Pony - but not to make this clear enough to readers.

This has lead some people to become confused over what Celestia actually intended Twilight to do. Rather than following Celestia's explanation they followed Twilight's. So I'm, now that the comic is over I'm going to set the record straight and detail exactly what Celestia's task was, and exactly what the answer was.

There are no hidden agendas, no conspiracies, and no tricks, and no double meanings.

Celestia's Task?

On Page 1 Twilight performs a number of tasks using magic. These are all simple tasks which could all be done by pretty much any adult Earth Pony, and most of them just required her to reach up and grab something (A ball on a roof, a kite in a tree, a pony with their head stuck in something). Instead, Twilight uses magic.

These tasks probably weren't very good examples, but they were pretty much all that I felt able to draw at the time as I was very new to drawing comics back then.

Twilight writes to Celestia and she tells her that she is using magic to solve every problem that comes her way.

Celestia reads the letter and although she is happy that Twilight is helping other ponies she is worried that she is automatically using magic to solve every problem, and that she is doing everything alone.

Celestia originally sent Twilight to Ponyville because she wanted her to make friends, and to see that there was more to life than studying magic on your own. So she seals away Twilight's magic and tells her to find out what "other than magic" makes her special. She doesn't change her into an Earth Pony, she simply seals her powers. She's a Unicorn but one "Without Magic".

The show's lore tells us that when a pony discovers what makes them special and unique as a pony they get their Cutie Mark, so Celestia also hid Twilight's Cutie Mark. Telling her that she'd know what makes her special "Outside of Magic" when a new Cutie Mark appeared. The idea being that the new Cutie Mark would represent whatever that thing was.

This was the entirety of Celestia's task: Magic is the thing that makes you special, but there is more to you than magic, find out "what else" makes you special.

Celestia didn't change Twilight's destiny, and she didn't want Twilight to change herself, she simply wanted Twilight to think about the other things in her life that make her special and unique as a pony.

In the comic, Celestia expected this to be a short task. Maybe something that would take a couple of days. But Twilight over thought things and went off in a different direction. Thinking that she was being asked to be an Earth Pony simply because she looked like one.

Spike and Rarity both tell her otherwise, but it takes her a while to listen.

The Answer?

The answer to Celestia's task was equally simple. What "else" makes Twilight special?

Well ... Friendship.

It's literally spelled out in the pilot episode.

Rather depending on herself and her magic Twilight was supposed to get together with her friends and solve something using their shared bond of friendship to find a non magical answer.

That's it, that's everything. That' why Celestia thought that it would be a really simple task. There are is convoluted lore or logic, no conspiracies, and certainly no design by Princess Celestia to harm Twilight.

The reason that it took Twilight so long to break the spell, even after figuring out that it wasn't about being an Earth Pony, was that she was doing everything more or less alone. She was looking for something that she did by herself, like reading or studying, rather than something that involved her bond with her friends.

If Twilight had seen a cat struck in a tree and had called her friends together, and they'd gotten together to get the cat down as a team, that would probably have broken the spell. Celestia expected something like that to happen almost right away.

For example when she was staying at Sweet Apple Acres she was doing all of the farm chores alone. If the rest of the Mane 6 had been there helping her then that would have broken the spell. The same with the time that she spent at Sugar Cube Corner. She was with Mr and Mrs Cake most of the time. If the rest of the Mane 6 had been there it would have broken the spell.

Instead, Twilight over thought things. She tried to break her character down into smaller and smaller things, looking to see which of the things that she did was the right thing, she went round in circles, tying different things but making the same basic mistake over and over again until she more or less gave up trying. Which was where her friends got involved and how Applejack eventually figured out that the answer wasn't about the individual things that Twilight did, but rather the combination of everything that made her who she was: Their friend.
  • Listening to: Epica
  • Reading: Manga
  • Watching: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 6
  • Playing: Fallout 3: Broken Steel
  • Eating: Coffee
  • Drinking: COFFEE

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Pecan-Crisp Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
I don't get why your comic keeps referring to Twilight as an Earth Pony. She isn't. Twilight lost her horn and her magic, that's it. She didn't gain Earth Pony traits or abilities, that would be counter productive.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.

That's actually what a lot of the beginning of the comic is about, she's not an earth pony at all, she's a Unicorn with her magic repressed.

The main premise of my comic is that Twilight misunderstands what Celestia wants her to do, so she over thinks things and goes in the wrong direction. Doing things that aren't right for her.

The first misunderstanding is that Princess Celestia wants her to be an Earth Pony, even though this isn't actually what Celestia said. Several characters make note of this early on in the comic. The first is Spike on page 4 (perfectblue97.deviantart.com/a…).

Even Celestia thinks that it's strange that Twilight would refer to herself as being an Earth Pony on page 48
(perfectblue97.deviantart.com/a…).

Twilight isn't an Earth Pony at all, in fact she's still pretty much the same pony that she always was.
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Mlplover247 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Student General Artist
 Twilight says "...Then she asked if I was hunger.."(pg 126) I think you meant to put hungry
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Correcting/
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MLPStormShadowPlz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
The deed has been done.
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
(OoC: Took me more than ten minutes, but I did it still!)
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IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
www.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM…

I just want to point out that AJ's southern drawl is a bit much here. If you are intent on keeping it that way, sure that's fine, but it could use a little fixing.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's not really southern in the show, they tend to portray her as rural Midwestern with a little bit of California wilds thrown in. Which makes sense given that the writers are from that area.
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IJoinedForPonies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
I am fully aware of that, but southern drawl is southern drawl no matter how you describe it. lol
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These days it's a pretty common way of speaking in anywhere where the soil is sandy and you can't get 4G.
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