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and that's how equestria was made by egophiliac and that's how equestria was made by egophiliac

I will no longer be responding to questions that are answered here in the description.

This includes: who [x] pony is, why [x] pony wasn't included, who Megan is, why "Lauren Faust" is blond, and so on. All of these things are answered if you just scroll down slightly; therefore, I will no longer reply to any of these sorts of questions.




My entry for the December Draw-Off! ...This is one of those things that looked totally epic in my head, and not so much on the screen. :icondashfacehoofplz: Had to rush a bit because I've got so much to do the rest of this month, but it went pretty fast regardless. I just wish I'd done it better.

Anyway, here's a rough chronology of MLP in the style of one of the stained-glass windows from FiM. I tried to keep the number of ponies in it to a minimum, because otherwise it would have been absolutely insane with them, even just sticking to the ones that were in the cartoons. For instance, G1 is based mostly off of Rescue at Midnight Castle (with Sundance thrown in because you can't have Megan without Sundance) and G3 is just the core seven plus Minty to round it out.

Some ponies were in multiple gens, of course; you could consider them ancestors, or just take it in stride. This is pretty much just a meta-history and isn't supposed to fit in with any of the canons. c:

Special thanks to Texel and his inexplicably in-depth knowledge of classical stained-glass windows. (He keeps reminding me that the downwards arch from G1 into Tales is not physically possible, so if anyone else is bothered by that, let me just say that I am aware and I'm calling artistic license on it. :iconrdglassesplz:)

oh my goodness every time I look at this I just see more and more mistakes :iconcelestiassakeplz:


So I hear you guys like speedruns?



List of ponies (left-to-right, top down)

Frame: Surprise; Ditzy Doo

G1: Medley; Firefly; Bow-Tie; Applejack; Ember; Megan (an honorary pony!); Sundance; Twilight

Tales: Bon-Bon; Patch; Bright-Eyes; Starlight; Sweetheart; Clover; Melody

G3: Minty; Cheerilee; Scootaloo; Pinkie Pie; Starsong; Sweetie Bell; Rainbow Dash; Toola-Roola

G4: Princess Celestia; Pinkie Pie; Rarity; Twilight Sparkle; Rainbow Dash; Applejack; Fluttershy; Princess Luna
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Cyb3rSamurai Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
And that's truly how Equestria was made
RedShoebox Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!! I love how all of the generations are in there, and I love the story it tells. It's a beautiful piece!
MARZillao Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Now THIS got my attention! Amazing & detailed!! I may not have seen the older versions of MLP, but I have to say, love the way you combined old & new. Love the stained glass style as well. 10/10 stars!!
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darkoak213 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
can I use this in one of my comics? I'll credit you and everything I just want to show this as the stained glass in Celestia palace.
egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would prefer if you didn't, but thanks for asking! :)
darkoak213 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*can I use this one for my comic* I meant to say.
stardustpink Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL! Nice how you paid homage to the earlier renditions of the MLP series ^^
missael111796 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Well done my friend. Very well done.
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