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Why No Wings? by Piggybank12 Why No Wings? by Piggybank12
Here's another favorite post of mine from the Ask Spike Da Dragon blog I've been running over on Tumblr. If you haven't seen the blog yet, check it out over here: [link]

I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I would like to practice drawing people not only better, but faster. I'm actually pretty happy with how Lauren turned out in the final panel, however I ended up spending a good hour just tweaking her appearance and decorating the room she's in (including that Milky Way Galaxy stuff in the back). I need to keep working away at finding some sort of balance with drawing people accurately, yet still draw them quickly for animation purposes.
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TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's kinda funny how his character has now been utterly ruined precisely due the lack of his original redesigner's involment in the show.
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Josiah-Shockency-JCS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, Spike was created before Lauren came in! He was in that 1980s movie with Licketty Split!
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Huslar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Yeah Spike, think twice before you say something to your creator. Just look at that brutal and soulless countenance at last panel. Doesn't she look like a monster who is ready to crush you ?
[For all mentally handicaped trolls - check the notion "sarcasm" and "irony" in dictionary]
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Well not all dragons have wings, like Lung (Asian) dragons, though Spike is obviously not a Lung Dragon, so maybe he's some breed of Draco Terranial Arcturus. Also the green of his fire, lack of fangs, or spark teeth likely signifies that it's not an ordinary fire he breaths but a chemical flame! Just an observation
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zigaudrey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here is milky way!
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hellkat-the-first Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Well, there's only one explanation for that: Spike's a drake. They don't get wings. :p They still breathe fire, though.
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A drake isn't a type of dragon. Drake is just another word for dragons in general, stemming from the greek drakon and the latin draco. Wyrms however in western mythology don't always have wings, but they're usually serpentine. Spike looks more like a tiny godzilla to me.
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Neyebur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
xD Poor Spike
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Oh Spike. XD
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DarkestSunset Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg
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shcar39 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
(hard laugh) x-D
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Princess--Cadence Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Artist
wow, how silly could spike possibly be, then again who would actualy care if he got removed from the story anyway... He isn't a regularly shown in the cartoon anyway. I kinda hate him a little
>.<
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Piggybank12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, without Spike, no letters could be sent directly to the Princess and from Twilight, as we don't know if there's any other kind of mail service for such direct service to the Princess. And it wouldn't be quite as easy to convey the morals each episode has without his help. He also generally plays the role of the "sane person" in the show (keeps things down-to-earth, you could say), and also acts as a "little brother" character for Twilight, which is a great thing to have in place for the young girls watching the show that have little brothers or siblings.

Plus, if you want a more realistic reason, Hasbro wanted him in, and since they fund the show and set some things that MUST happen in order to receive their funding and use their franchise, putting him in the show in an integral way was a requirement.

Soooo... yeah, he's pretty important and absolutely necessary for the show as it is, whether you like it or not, newly-wed Princess Cadence. :XD:
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Princess--Cadence Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Artist
Newly-wed princess Cadence my butt , hmph

And yeah, I totally forgot that he sends the letters to Tia. Lol my bad....
But sometimes He irritated me cuz he is such a smart mouth (in my opinion)
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Piggybank12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's alright, no biggie. :)

He can be a smart mouth every once in a while, but I think the times when he messes up balances things out there. Kind of like Princess Celestia not really knowing every move Discord made and not being powerful enough to take down Queen Chrysalis herself. Spike may sound smart every now and then, but he screws up just as much as (if not more than) the other characters, and I think that helps make him and the other characters much more believable. It's hard to relate to and like a character that's perfect in every way.

And this is just my opinion: it's worth no more than yours or anyone else's. But that's my two cents on Spike's personality. :D
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Princess--Cadence Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Artist
Lol, I really dont like the Spike x Rarity pair, you know the reason, cuz i like rarity alot better than spike...

This is just my opinion so don't get you underwears in a bunch.
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Piggybank12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yes, I know it's your opinion, and I respect that. You just happened to catch me at a bad time; I haven't exactly had it easy these past few days and have been dealing with some very unfortunate circumstances. Sorry if I came off as being rough on you in any way. :XD:

I don't wanna start talking about what I think of Spike and Rarity for the sake of time, but I will say that I like the characters and think the couple is "cute", so to speak. I think it's nice to see Rarity break away from being her whiny, workaholic self and acknowledge Spike's love for her to some degree. :)
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Princess--Cadence Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Artist
The best phrase i like of rarity is " of all the things that could happen, This is the...WORST...POSSIBLE...THING..EVER!"

What I hate about her is that she's sometimes very mean to Sweetie belle..
Now Spike for example, I I like him about 10% and hate him the rest 90% lol...
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TammyLia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to agree with not liking Rarity x spike because a dragon and a unicorn? Please.
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EliteBeatAgent Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Silly Spike -- all Lauren would do is change your gender. Not that big of a deal.
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Hantarou Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHA! :D
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Jordan5955 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Spike you can just ask politley.
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:iconmastamindtaker:
Mastamindtaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Simple solution: Give Spike a Red Bull :D
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:iconhorserat:
horserat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Lauren needs to see this.
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:iconpiggybank12:
Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hmm, I would think by now someone would have let her know about it... :XD:
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, best not to question she who brought you into existence.
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Riquis101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist
best thing evaaaar
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ilovesonicelerizo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
LOL
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madman12000 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
At least it wasn't a creepy Brony, Lauren
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zyaon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Lol I love how creepily happy pinkie looks in this comic xD
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K9blaze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I need that number. Quick pinkie contact me! we have a party to plan!
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DagdaMohr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I think it would have been a fun idea to have him visit Trollestia,Lauren,and the artist,not necessarily in that order.
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splashysden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love when bronies draw lauren. it makes me giddy.
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JABrady Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
That was perfect
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:iconjabrady:
JABrady Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
That perfect
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OneRadicalDude Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
lol, I forgot to comment on that. Great page. :lol: You did a great job drawing Lauren, too. It looks just like her. :)
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Doctor101104 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist
yea!
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Ceehoff Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha that was great
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Wazman12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
lol Lauren faust
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StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Is that a crazy, slightly humanized Applejack in the background of the last panel?
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Piggybank12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
Nope, that's not the case. (I'm not even sure what a crazy, humanized Applejack would really look like, nor would I wanna find out. :XD:)

That would be one of the Milky Way Galaxy Girl dolls, which is one of Lauren's original works she's been developing for quite a few years now. There's more info over here if you're curious: [link]
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StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank God, yeah, I can see it now. And huh, this show looks even girlier than this one, or at least looks more marketable to small girls. Definitely shares an art style with the Power Puff Girls... What can I say, it looks interesting.
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GaboQ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Hello, lauren faust?
Yes, this is dog[link]
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SethGoldenblood Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like what I do.
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FireBananaBlitz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS
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Juria316 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
:rofl:
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anname219 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lauren: Uh...I guess wrong number?
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GOP1994GOP Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
lol, 4th wall powers
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horserat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
LOVE IT!!!
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Knouge4Evah Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the one I wanted to comment on.

Because I happened to make an "Ask-InsertCharacter-" account.

For Pinkie Pie. XD

Gotta love the 4th wall phone.
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