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Why children of the Mane Six?

When I decided to do artwork and fanfics on a more common basis, I wanted to make something that people enjoy seeing but give it my own spin.

There is no shortage fan children in the MLP fanbase, but I'm trying to make it more than just a byproduct of shipping. I want my characters to be believable kids who have their own unique personalities, traits, strengths, and weaknesses. In short, I want them to be a convincing next generation and I hope you all enjoy the effort I put into my work to do so.

Thank you all for your awesomeness. ;)

Names for Orion's daughter! (fewer options this time) 

33%
33 deviants said Nova (a star that flares up to multiple times its original brightness)
17%
17 deviants said Artemis (lunar crater, Venus chasma)
14%
14 deviants said Cassiopeia (constellation, supernova remnant)
11%
11 deviants said Maia (star)
9%
9 deviants said Calypso (moon of Saturn)
8%
8 deviants said Callisto (moon of Jupiter, asteroid)
7%
7 deviants said Umbra (shadow of an eclipse, total darkness)
Oh boy. I dun goofed.

When I said that I made a decision on the whole Tempest/Andromeda thing, I never actually announced my final decision. After the insanely lopsided poll I posted, I should have laid things out better. 

My final decision (please forgive me for unintentionally leading people on) is that Andromeda and Tempest... will NOT end up being an official couple!!!

Well, at least.... not technically. Let me explain: 

I never actually intended to "ship" Andi and Tempest. It just sorta showed up when I made a "what if" shipping poll that had theirs win. As a result I got a TON of questions about it, which I made worse when I made a playful joke about the thing in an "Ask Andromeda" artwork. This apparently made the theories burn even brighter. "Nice job breaking it, hero." 

Ask Andromeda, Twilight's daughter by ShrapnelLeader


Now hear me out here.... I love the idea of Andromeda and Tempest being a couple.

I think that they could work well together, and as I've said with Bismarck and Radiance, I love the idea of two opposites being together. In Andi/Tempest's case it would be Logic/Reason meets Passion/Drive. Deep down I want it to happen, but if I'm going to be honest, it shouldn't. 

With only 10 kids of the Mane Six, making 4 of them romantically involved is pushing it a bit TOO far, especially with the fact that the vast majority of childhood friends do not end up getting married. It's INCREDIBLY RARE and the fact that Bismarck/Radiance overcame it is a near-miracle in of itself. You see, it just doesn't.... FEEL right.

When it comes down to the wire, would I be shipping them because I think it's cute and they'd go well together, or do I legitimately think that it's the right decision?


Honestly, I don't think it is. It's just that gut feeling that a creator gets when dealing with his characters. It comes off as too gimmicky and I think that throwing them into "couple" status isn't wise. You see, when I chose to bring Radiance and Bismarck together (a couple that gets disappointingly little love), I had things set from the start. I had a plan... a goal. With Andromeda/Tempest, that just isn't the case and I don't want to write something in solely because popular opinion practically begs for it. 


That being said, I DO want them to give a relationship a shot. I think it's perfectly within reason that one would see Radiance and Bismarck, look at the other, and say "If they can make this work, maybe we can too." 

Of course, this won't be in my story as it's too late to include it, but it's something I'd like to do. Tempest and Andromeda will go (or have gone) on a few dates and try to see if they feel the same kind of magic, but things won't be as expected.

Sometimes "love" doesn't go as planned. We often get so caught up in "they'd be so cute together" that we overlook the details of being in a relationship. Love is finicky and unpredictable. Sometimes that supposedly perfect guy or girl for you won't be the right one. It happens. And what of two old friends?

What if they work better together as friends than they do as a couple? I should know... I've experienced it myself. It's a muddy, complicated, twisting feeling, but in the end you KNOW that a strong friendship is better than risking it all on a relationship you know won't work out. 

Great, now I'm giving relationship advice. I swear, this all applies to Andromeda and Tempest. 

Let me just finish this off by saying that while it's cute to ship them together, I think that they work better as close friends and not a couple. We've already got Bismarck x Radiance and that's the couple that I stand by. I just don't feel the need to add even more.


So I'm sorry guys. I'm sure you'll understand my feelings on the matter. It would be nice, but as the author and creator, I think that it doesn't work.


In the meantime, I will still be doing the Grandbabies of the Mane Six. Just don't expect Tempest and Andromeda's to be one and the same. :(

And don't forget to check out the first grandchild, Diamond Jubilee. The poor darling is the product of a ship nobody asked for.

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Ryan
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Hello, I'm Ryan and I love art and writing.

I'm a HUGE cartoon fan and animation and cinema have been interests of mine for a long time. Video games and sports are awesome as well and yes.....I am a brony. Overall, I love creativity and seeing what others have to contribute as well!

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Don't forget to read my story on FIMfiction! www.fimfiction.net/story/85832…

"You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." - Walt Disney

"Great works of art are only great because they are accessible and comprehensible to everyone." - Leo Tolstoy
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PancakeTurtle Apr 9, 2014  Student Artist
I would just like to say you are my biggest isperation. I did 3 versions for the kids of the main six because of your art. ^^ I have started my new one and it is goign wellm thank you so much for making this you are really are awesome!





If you want to check it out:
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CrypticGamer Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the way you design MLP OC's
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:iconshrapnelleader:
Thank you very much! That means a lot me me. :)
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CrypticGamer Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think I could ever make a design of offspring of my OC's, I had a RP with friend with RD as a Alicorn
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:iconshrapnelleader:
Well if you want to, don't give up. Try experimenting with colored pencils first. That's an easy way to get an idea of what you want. :)
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:iconsuperior-doc-fossil:
Didn't there used to be a poll that involved Andromeda and Tempest becoming a couple?
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:iconshrapnelleader:
There was. I took it down because I've decided to post a Journal instead. It'll be up soon.
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:iconsuperior-doc-fossil:
Okay. Oh, and I just remembered. What chapter of The World Duel Championships X are you on? And how do you think of it so far?
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Legendary23 Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now that you like my cutie marks for your cmc, are gonna make a drawing with this base:img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…, with my cutie mark?
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