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Development sketch for MLP:FiM 2008 pitch bible.

You all have seen Pinkie as a pegasus, now see Fluttershy when she was an earth pony.
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TheLastOfUs-Love Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Artist
Can I color? 
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Fluttershy is an Earth Pony in many ways and in lots of ways it would take an Earth Pony to excel at her talents and sensitivity to the creatures. The wings though helped a lot to lend an extension to her personality and I think was a nice touch. It also made for an interesting story for her background that also benefited her character.
I changed my race too, after I was sure what I wanted to be, but it was changed, even in the middle of already establishing the character cause it suited the character better.
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AshleyKenjhanara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I Don't Get It O_O
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Edited Dec 18, 2014
Well Earth Ponies are exceptionally gifted with the world around them, with plants, the earth, the sky and including with the animals. They can sense certain changes to a degree, it's almost like an intuition. Some Earth Ponies are talented with something in that area, like one Earth Pony can be really good with animals, while another one is not so good, but really good with growing gardens.

Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but a type of pony that really excels at these gifts are Alicorns. They not only encompass instincts of all three races, but if they allow their Earth Pony senses to take over, they can have extraordinary sensitivity to the earth and sky. Like Luna for example, can sense objects in space that would overwhelm an ordinary Earth Pony, but I digress.
 
Anyhow, with Fluttershy's handicap with flying, even though she is a Pegasus, helped express how different she was to even her own fellow Pegasus and potential for growth. She was destined for something different that is usually not something you see with Pegasus, but still had room to be a good flyer.
This made Fluttershy a complex character, but then all the other characters are well written too and complex in their own right.
Fluttershy was originally intended to be an Earth Pony, but at the last minute, almost literally, with the help of Faust's team, decided that she would be a Pegasus. I think it was a brilliant move.

I was also commenting that in some sense, I made the same drastic move with my character, changing races. Although instead of making the change before introducing the character to the public, I made the change after the character was established with other people. It still went over well and wasn't that big of an adjustment as I thought, because it was a good change and supported the character better.

Oh and Pinkie Pie originally intending to be a Pegasus, but changed during pre-production into an Earth Pony, also a brilliant move. Reason for that is her sensitivity to tell that 'things' about to happen. Like her uncanny Twitchy-Twitch quirk that she can almost read in to the imminent future, that's her Earth Pony senses, picking up on certain things happening to the world around her.
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AshleyKenjhanara Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay I Get It Now And Thanks :D 
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mlpDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Hehe :) Welcome!
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PoltergeistR Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I personally think Personality should NOT equal your race. That's like saying you should be fat because you American. Your personality comes from your personal experiences and conditions. Your Race comes from Your Genes. FlutterShy's backstory is MUCH more compelling as a Pegasus, discovering her connection with nature after getting kicked out of her home. As for Pinkie, I like he flying through he 4h wall. Not wings. :)
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PegasusNamedDeath Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes!! ^_^ I agree with you completely!
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Artful-Dodgerette Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw...Fluttershy is who I can relate with the most. I might come across as a Rarity or Twilight(a studious workaholic), but growing up, I was very much like Fluttershy. Thanks for giving birth to her!
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SonataDuskLover Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
I know right? I can Really Relate to her the most.
Filly Vanilli (Or whatever that Episode is called.) Is a episode WAS MADE For me, i can relate so badly!
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Artful-Dodgerette Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Me too! My episode is more Hurricane Fluttershy; I had siblings who teased me a lot, and I grew up in a town where people didn't like my religion, so they teased me about it, and I became very uncomfortable to do anything, but going to high school and college and meeting awesome artist friends there helped me to become more motivated to be strong. Do you like to sing, Sonata?
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ihhh1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
That's racist.
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ihhh1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Replace earth pony with black and then try to tell me it's not racist.
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ihhh1 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2015
"Simply for me she looks better as a black person, but other people looks better as asians or white people."
Incase you don't know, the three types of ponies are basically different races, and saying that someone would be better as a different race due to what you claim is a personality of said race is racist.
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ihhh1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Did you read my comment? Also, how did you know I'm overweight?
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SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
True! I do believe that Pinkie is more like a pegasus due to her fun and active personality, and Fluttershy an earth pony because she doesn't fly much or that high and takes care of animals.
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Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, you have every reason in the world about this.;) (Wink) 
Me too!High-five! 
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SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
yeah! brohoof! :iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
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Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  We are two!!!High-five! 
A hug!Hug 
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SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
*Hugs* 
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Applejack-1982 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Huggle! 
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
So adorable!:)
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AnonymousPonyPerson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG IS THIS THE LEGIT LAUREN FAUST! IF IT IS, IM GOING TO DIE.  (if she responds to my comment, that is :D )
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ASKQueenChrysalisXX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
SHE DIDN'T HAVE WINGS?!?!?!Shock Emote :shocked: OHGAWDNO. Shocked OMG SHOCK. Shocked :shocked: :shocked :gasp: Pinkie Pie shocked emoticon 
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Mlpandmclover Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Its was an planned one 
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Starlioness Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
peek-a-boo fluttershy! XD
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monika41 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
whay where is her wings?

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Milkii-Ways Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read the description c:
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monika41 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
oh : S LOL to my self
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CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcatderpplz: Awwwww, one of many reasons of why Fluttershy is my favourite of the mane six.
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MargaretLovez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww! Shes so cute
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PIKACHUGIRL35 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww she is so adorable ^u^
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celestiawept Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh where to begin. I guess I should start somewhere.
I don't mean to come off sounding a bit strange (though I guess you're probably used to that), but I was actually just lying in bed thinking about this. Really, this is absolutely touching.

I was listening to some silly synth-rock or whatever it happens to be, and this popped into my head. I uh... run a blog where I use this image as the icon.. it's my new depression blog actually.. I post some really excellent artwork depicting Shy every now and then, just to please the folks that have happened upon it. It's all I really have. My friends.. I feel guilty for relying on them for emotional support. Not too sure.. what I should do about that. But it's all baby steps, right? Just little baby steps.

Anyway, your depiction of Fluttershy here, being shy of all things, is (there's just no better way to put it) perfect.

You've captured her timidness perfectly, though as I was lying there, I remembered her looking so so very sad (which seemed a perfect suit for my side-blog when I made it) but now I can see that wasn't the intention. (I certainly didn't notice she was wingless here too. funny thing, the way all the lines draw attention to her face. you tend not to notice other details)

Heh, I felt the urge to come here and say to you how absolutely lovely your work is, how absolutely touching Shy is here - though I'm sure you hear that enough as well. But then I wasn't really keen on saying anything. Intimidated. And now I'm just rambling, having lost all track of where I wanted to take this, but oh well. As long-winded as this is, it shouldn't hurt.

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just.. thank you. for all that you've engendered.

I really don't want to think about where I would be now, if it hadn't been for your work. It's helped me overcome so much, and continues to give me, along with the support of my new-found friends and and possible lover, the strength to want to overcome all the pain and negativity I continue to endure~

I probably had something else to say, but I think that's enough
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heIIfire Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow very long and easy to agree with
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CyberFox Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Artist
I guess it makes sense why she likes to stay on the ground let alone fly
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SteelMane97 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Clever! I like that, tells me a lot about a person.
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InjectImperfection Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh how I love her soft personality and beauty. (:
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Rossum Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why the change?
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From what I heard on the net it was legal reasons (same reason why Pinkie started out as a pegasus but got changed to an earth pony. Supposedly. I cant actually confirm it myself)
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Rossum Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand, but why, if Hasbro owns MLP, don't they have the rights to all the characters?
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gunna take a wild guss and say they dont have the rights to all the characters. I'd need to reaserch it more, but when My Little Pony started out it may have started in a different company or something. Besides, Hasbro might own the franchise but it might not own individual characters (who may be owned by a single person or a group of people outside of Hasbro. This has happened before, actually, in other companies)
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Rossum Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like with James Bond and SPECTRE.
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess so (havent watched james bond since I was tiny)
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Rossum Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SPECTRE, Blofeld and the plot of Thunderball are the property of Kevin McClory, who developed the story for a proposed James Bond TV show that fell through. Flemming used the plot for the novel 'Thunderball.'
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angelofdeath234 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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x-Nicole Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I would like it if Fluttershy was a earth pony, since i like Posey ^^
a flutterpony would be fitting for her too..
but at the end, I think i like her the best as a pegasus ^^
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