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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.

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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:

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So I hear you guys like speedruns?

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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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EllisArts Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
I totally got this right off :) Im an old school kid though. My mom still embaresses me with tales of temper tantrums in the toy store for the original mlps. (I was 3 okay!?
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Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Where is Spike ?
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:iconegophiliac:
egophiliac Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Spike's not a pony. :iconrainbowdashshrugplz:
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:iconazdaracylius:
Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Nor is Megan.
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, I just really wanted Megan in it :B
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LuluCalliope Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you imagine what the next generation will be like?

...neither can I!
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Starlioness Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
uhhh.. more ponies?
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what makes it hard is imagining what the trends will be when the next gen comes out -- if G5 came out now, they would have an even more streamlined and angular aesthetic, probably a lot closer to alicorn proportions, with more elaborate face and cutie mark screenings (likely incorporating a lot of spirals), and more emphasis on the outfits/accessories and mix-and-match aspect. that's all very trendy atm for kids' toys and you can already see some of it being applied, especially in the upcoming Cutie Mark Magic line (which I'm super excited for, I've wanted a Twice as Fancy line for G4 for forever). :) they would also probably have more elaborately-rooted and styled hair, since Hasbro is looking to revamp their hair-rooting procedures in preparation for their Disney Princess dolls...although they may choose not to carry that over to ponies, just speculating at this point.

of course G4 is going really strong at the moment and probably isn't going to stop for several years, so when we do eventually get a G5, it'll fit into whatever the current aesthetic and trends are. if you look back at the late-2000s, when G4 was being developed, you can see a lot of what influenced the designs towards the very slick, anime-esque style we ended up with. I'm not good at predicting trends so I can't say what'll be big in 5-10 years, but it'll be interesting to see what G5 looks like when the time comes! there better be lots of princesses that's all I'm saying
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Cyb3rSamurai Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
And that's truly how Equestria was made
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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!
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MARZillao Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
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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Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Awesome!
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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.
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would prefer if you didn't, but thanks for asking! :)
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darkoak213 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*can I use this one for my comic* I meant to say.
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stardustpink Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL! Nice how you paid homage to the earlier renditions of the MLP series ^^
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missael111796 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Well done my friend. Very well done.
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Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Beautiful
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Cyb3rSamurai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Whelp, I'm convinced. It is totally possible to make, "The Church of Harmony". Gotta start working on those holy scriptures now.
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ninjacatrocks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute
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Zweby Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spy a giant pope mouse with pink eyeballs
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AileenRT Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love all this except... No WindWhistler or Fizzy...Waaaah!  Ah well, can't fit everyone. That'd be MADNESS!
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And no Spike. :(
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pupshackle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I wish you had used Faustacorn :p
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is limited only to ponies who appeared in the cartoons. :icontwilightshrugplz:
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pupshackle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I realize buuuuut Lauren Faust didn't appear :p but I mean replace her with her OC self :)
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egophiliac Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...Lauren Faust isn't in this picture at all. If you're talking about the blond girl, that's Megan from G1.
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pupshackle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh ok I apologize then; it looked like LF :p
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SonicSailorKeyblade Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this! "Rescue @ midnight castle" was a big hit to me when I was little! I watched it not to long ago (yesterday ;) ) and it brought so much memoirs! Ah, childhood never grows up, now does it?! We r all some filly when we notice it, huh? when I say this, I mean it to all bronies+pegasisters...

LONG LIVE M LITTLE PONY!!! OLD OR NEW! ^*^
Cheaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!
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banjo289 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
mlp tales bon bon's voice actor also voiced daring do in fim!
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Samvanuno Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful! IT's absolutely fabulous!
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Math-Pompeu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
And That's how Pinkie Pie got her Cutie Mark!
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah! :lol:
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A-hardie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
...Now I wish In had the money to comision you
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OracleMask Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are a BRILLIANT amazing super-wonderful artist!
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MAGlC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love how clover is so clumsy :D
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Can I borrow this art for my fanfic's cover? You'll be given full credit.
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egophiliac Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, thanks!
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Antou-desu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love how you incorporated all the gens!
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dragonfire341 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DERPY!!!!
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DrawDesign Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding! I've always liked G1-G3, but never took to G3.5, I love the style and the characters you added! Great job!
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Rainseed Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG Yay!!! Someone remembers Megan XD (grew up with older gens of ponies XD)
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eric-emanwu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Oh wow. This is just incredible. From the Surprise to the Luna. It's just great. Fanfic cover material indeed!
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DocterWhoovesFan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
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SkylordZuleano Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconpinkiepieplz::iconsaysplz: :iconimaginationplz: and that's how equestria was made
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magpie426 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
simply put: WOW!
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
You've totally captured the G4 stainglass style. :)
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Ravenwings08 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I utterly adore this! I kind of want to get it as a print...
I'm so excited, also, that I recognized the mane of Toola-Roola (though I have had nothing whatsoever to do with G3/3.5; I just recognized it from commericals). Well, after realizing that I recognized a pony that wasn't G4, I looked back at the others and started recognizing them! I was very proud of myself.
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mamei799 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
just awesome :3
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