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The Horde - cover image by WarriorSparrow The Horde - cover image by WarriorSparrow
A cover image for an MLP fanfic I have planned called "The Horde", in which Shining is the leader of a Resistance against an intelligent group of zombie ponies known as the Horde - basically, they're just like any other ponies skilled in battle, except they're members of the undead and can turn normal ponies over to their side. Hence the eyes at the top of the page.

Made by combining two vectors, a pic of a post-apocalyptic city, a picture of cat eyes, and effects from pixlr.com.

Also, this was inspired by a dream I had - except the dream involved, in addition to the skeletal zombies (who were human in the dream) London Bridge literally falling down, rapids by the fallen part of the bridge, the zombies in a cavern bar ting, and Spongebob and Patrick were there too and they kind if got gored pretty badly, like getting their eyelids torn off by birds like ravens or something...

I have weird dreams...

Shining Armor vector from here: [link]

Twilight vector from.... I'll post it when I find it.
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:iconmrstevenmagnet:
MrStevenMagnet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
will they be the cool zombies (ones that know how to run and make the most inhuman screams possible) or the boring zombies? (ones that stumble around constantly and only moan and groan)
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Much more so the "cool" ones - and they can talk and fight and stuff too - they're basically likke ordinary ponies, except they're undead and part of a warped hive mind.
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twister4241 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Background reminds me of "Alone in the Dark: Inferno"(Another Game)

P.S. Meow.
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:iconlocustplz: :iconsaysplz: FOR THE HORDE!!!! [link]
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:iconwarriorsparrow:
WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Woah, that's a cool Gears of War zombie drawing thing! :)
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Yeah but its not zombies though ^^;
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:iconwarriorsparrow:
WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
True, but it's dark war stuff. :)
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh. Well I figured since the title read 'The Horde' thats why. ^^;
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:iconwarriorsparrow:
WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Yeah, I just haven't been able to think of a better title.
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CadetotheEndFTW Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Well its cool. Is it going to be a fanfic?
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Eventually. :) Hence why this is the cover image. :)
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Comstrip Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] <<< For a Chase scene or something like that :sprint:
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Now THAT is some EPIC chase-scene music! :D
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115lonewolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
the eyes
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Yeah, I put them in there from a picture of cat eyes - the silver eyes represent what the ponies look like when they're turned into zombies. They're basically intelligent, undead ponies who have silver eyes, and the eyes are one of the first indicators that a pony has been attacked by the Horde and will soon be transmuted. :)
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
[link] <Should be used for the opening theme music for this story.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I was thinking more along the lines of Two Steps From Hell or Audiomachine, but that could work for a chase scene where they're running from the zombies.
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
I was thinking for more a scene where they charge into the zombies guns a blazing.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
True - but that won't be at the very very beginning.
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
Okay then.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
That is some pretty epic music though. :)
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WheelJackson Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
Of course it is. :D
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Trueblue02 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I personally can never get enough zombies so this sounds like a great idea. Funny thing that there is a french zombie movie called "The Horde" and its an ok watch.
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Yeah, I hadn't even bothered to look to see if there was anything with that title before - I just looked up what the main word for a group of zombies was. XD
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alyssahdawdy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i cant wait to se- or read it ^^ sounds awesome!
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks. :) I hope for it to be awesome too... and sad...
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alyssahdawdy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds really epic ether way
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Yay! :)
Let's just say it will involve emotional trauma for Shining... and Twilight... mostly Shining...
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alyssahdawdy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:excited:
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
And it has to do with their parents... ;)
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alyssahdawdy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I GOT PREMIUM for my birthday! (late present) cant wait for the story!
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Ooh, congrats on getting Premium on dA! :D
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IKingFisher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
oh zombies, the monster of choice for our generation. A great symbolic interpretation of mindless cultural excess and an excuse for wanton gore and violence.

I'm sure you'll enjoy getting to kill things ^^





...another MLP fiction though? XD
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:iconwarriorsparrow:
WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
True, zombies are pretty dang awesome. :)

And yes, another MLP fiction. :) What can I say, ponies inspire me! :D
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IKingFisher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
ponies inspire all of us!

I want to do more of my own fanfic but since it relies so heavily on concepts discussed in the show I want to wait for season 3 before really getting into any pony related writing.

for example, I love the idea that Celestia essentially took Equestria through force or divine right since the sun/moon was controlled by the unicorn according to HearthwarmingEve. No pony fan can give a good reason as to why Celestia took that role and now controls the land originally founded by the three pony races.

Alicorn are more powerful and took over, no different then what our great Queen Chrysalis tried.

We only see good/evil due to the shows bias, but that there is no difference really between the two rulers
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I heard from Equestria Daily that we're supposed to get an episode about the origins of Celestia and Luna in Season 3, so I think we'll get some answers on that soon enough! :D
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IKingFisher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
darn, they're going to simplify my divine right argument for a Changeling rule into a good/bad bias...aren't they?

Maybe they'll make the Queen a more sympathetic figure which would then also help with my theory that ponies are inherently negative and require change.

I only plan on fanfic (unlike somepony I know) so my concept it a long term one...hence my slow progress (still at only act:II since act:III requires an actual political motive which is sort of impossible until i see the changeling again to know where they really stand ethically)
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well, who knows? The "divine right" thing may actually be a family tradition for them or something - Lauren Faust did apparently want to show what happened to Celestia and Luna's parents around the time that she was starting the show, but they never got around to it. Hopefully we'll finally get some answers. :)

I hope they include more of Chrysalis, I liked her. :)

And heh, what can I say, I get too many ideas! *sweatdrop* And almost all of them are long-term so I have a bunch of lengthy timelines in my head. *slow facehoof*
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IKingFisher Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Since the alicorn weren't even mentioned in Hearthwarming I'm curious as to how they'll be added.

Hearthwarming only helped prove my point that Ponies are only tolerant for selfish motives (survival in the face of Wendigo was the only reason they didn't kill each other during the founding of Equestria) so i have a feeling however they do it will give an angle to make an argument in favor of a political switch from Alicorn monarchy to a more broad leadership of Luna, Discord and Chrysalis (the ultimate goal of the story)
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
True... we'll just have to see when the episode comes out. :)
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thearies11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Say did you take the name from the zombie movie the horde?
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Actually, no - I didn't even know there was a movie called that. I just looked up what the most common word for a group of zombies and that happened to be it.

With that in mind, I might give the title a bit of tweaking though before I actually start the fic. :)
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thearies11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Oh okay.:)
I love zombie story's but I've never actually read a crossover between it and MLP,I'm hoping this will be my first experience.:)
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well, it's not really gonna be a crossover with any particular zombie movie thing, but the alternate universe thing has a very... interesting turn with its zombies...
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thearies11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Can you tell me or is it a secret until you release the first chapter?
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well, I am gonna keep ot a secret for the most part until I post that first chapter... but I can tell you in a note if you like, since you seem to be a zombie fan. ;)
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thearies11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Okay.:)
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Okay... to note-sending I go! :D
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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WarriorSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thanks! :D
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