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The Number One, Greatest, Perfectest Pet by harwicks-art The Number One, Greatest, Perfectest Pet by harwicks-art
There was a moment somewhere in fleshing out a simple sketch into the image above where I thought "Maybe I'm going a little over the top". Luckily my inner Dash stomped on that idea, then lit it on fire. In fairness, judging by her part in the "Find a Pet" song, this is pretty much how she sees the world every day anyway.

I vaguely recall a time when the pony pets were controversial and unwelcome. I recall reading opinions about how they were forced into the show to give Hasbro more toys to market (as if they had needed any excuse to package a pony with a random animal anyway, as I understand it. At this point, I imagine getting a chance to buy show-accurate versions of the pets would be greated with great enthusiasm.) "That damn owl" was a phrase I heard repeatedly in regards to Owlowiscious, often voiced with the hope that we'd never see him again. I'm not sure if any of those viewpoints still exist, but personally I love the various pets (and that damn owl especially.) "Just for Sidekicks" was a highly entertaining episode in my book, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of them in the future. (I still say that it's a crime that "sleeping Owlowiscious on a perch" isn't a regular background asset for Library scenes. He'd work just fine as furniture, and make for an easy cameo.)

If you suspected that all of that was a rambling preamble to "Equestria Girls" talk, you weren't entirely off the mark. Personally, I just find the whole thing funny. No, it's nothing I would have asked for, and when viewed as the only (to date) MLP:FIM movie it's certainly a let down as a premise, but beyond that I really have no issue with it. There were some good chuckles to be had in the trailer, and I know I'll have to watch it eventually to satisfy my curiosity, so I may as well go into it being open enough to give it a chance. I really started drawing these fanarts in order to share in my little cousin's enthusiasm for the show, and she's eagerly awaiting the film, so I hope she has a blast with it at the very least.

Ultimately, though, the characters just look so much better as ponies.

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Edited 9/18/2013:

"But Harwick... she still looks completely deranged."

Yes. Yes she does.
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Penguinator24 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome!
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aaaww!!! How cuuute!!! :meow: :meow: :meow:
Perfectest is not a word, lol... :paranoid:
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Darkenlite Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I never minded the pets really.  I guess since I never really started as "bronie" or whatever Pony fans are called.  
Beautiful artwork and I'm just looking though your gallery.

Have you seen Equestria Girls yet?  I saw it on Netflix.  I am not convinced whatsoever to buy the dolls but I do enjoy the movie for what it is.  Just another adventure for Twilight and Spike is how I feel about it. I thought it was cute, amusing and thoughtful of the writers to put in the little things like Twilight learning to walk and all in the show.  Or her friends in that world and how she reacts.
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K-Jackson-Katss Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
<chuckle> Perfect.
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r0b0tic-k47 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
I don't see what is so controversial about pets. Personally, I see my cat as being a part of the family and a good companion, he is far from being just an animal to me. Why wouldn't the ponies desire companionship from their animal friend as well? Perhaps some of them may even like their pets better than other ponies.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
What people new to Hasbro fandoms must understand is that Hasbro does two things:

1. Do what they can to keep the fanbase happy

2. Do what they can to keep afloat since their stock is down the shitter

Everyone in the Transformers fandom is used to Hasbro's behavior, and I think most people who came from that fandom understand Hasbro's behavior. I hope as the brony fandom matures in the same sense the Transformers fandom has, we grow more resilient to money-grabs.

The Transformers fandom is super interesting, actually, because of it's prevalence in the early days of the Internet. There is much that we have to thank them for- One of the first fandoms to organize online, trade merch online, etc etc
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JadeSpiritTigress Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
puke
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Mashaa45 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That smile, Hahahah.
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Toasted-Strudel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat Face. :happybounce:  RD's Face sooooo cracks me up.
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PonyPlush Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
So much awesome!
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