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Feb 25, 2012 | 9:50 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 27, 2012

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EDIT: Am I seeing things? FRONT PAGE?! And an award for daily 2nd place?! A big thank you to whoever was behind making this decision! I honestly did not expect this to do so well here on NG, simply because I know there's a good few people that don't like MLP here. Needless to say, I'm shocked and yet honored to have this honor. Thank you!


After about four months of planning, writing, animating and procrastinating (mostly the last one of course, lol), here is the big My Little Pony project I've been working on, which is an animated rendition of the comic on ask-twilightsparkle.tumbl dubbed "True Friendship." Clocking in at almost five minutes (counting the credits), this is my longest animated project yet and also one of my most ambitious.

Rather than do something focused on humor or fast-paced action like most of my recent works, I wanted to make something with a story and do my best to tell it as powerfully as I could throughout the animation. Most of the dream sequence you see here was not in the comic, and was concocted by me and with a little help from the creator of the original comic.

I could go on with how I think some things in it could have turned out much better, such as when full-grown Spike is flying and some of the expressions being a little too funny for this moody animation, but I think I'll keep my mouth shut and let you watch this animation for yourself. I will say though, I'm very happy with how this turned out, especially on the writing and timing front.

I do hope you enjoy the animation! Please let me know what you think of it; I'm all ears!



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Touching, loving, deep, and horribly drawn... ;:) It happens. You made something pretty good though.

One mentally debilitating question... Will she even live that long?

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

;~: oh shit the fells

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

im not a brony but this was the second saddest dragon scene i've seen in my life, the saddest one being when grandpa riu, the milenial dragon, dies in One Peice

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

spike has no wigs, silly artist. still ok

Piggybank12 responds:

You're right, Spike has no wigs. That's why I didn't give him any! Silly me!

Honestly though, how would YOU know if Spike gets wings or not? Every other dragon we've seen in the show so far has grown up by being greedy, and Spike has so far grown up through magic and being greedy. Who's to say he won't grow up differently because he's NOT greedy?

I am happy to hear you liked the animation regardless though; it means a lot to me. Thank you for taking the time to make a review here, I do appreciate it!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

it was cute an lovly... but it culd be a better animation any way, and... Spike is a NONWINGS dragon... sorry