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Gathering Elements - Rook by Nimaru Gathering Elements - Rook by Nimaru
If you haven't read my "Real Story" comic, this may not make a lot of sense [link]

This is the side detail from just before the scene in my other comic where Celestia banished Nightmare Moon. There was just too much to fit in, but I promised to fill in the details so here we go.

EDIT: I finally figured out a decent way to color correct them for the nighttime. The picture has now been updated. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

[Part 1 - Rook] <==== You are here

[Part 2 - Crabapple]

[Part 3 - Luau]
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:iconecliptorcalrissian:
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Twister is so cute! Rook's family is a bit too happy; they sure don't seem to understand what he's being recruited for.
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LunarfirePhoenix147 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like Twister, she is so adorable.
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:iconjdueler11:
Jdueler11 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Reminds me of Rebound.
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Scythe2020 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Oh wow! I remember this comic from years ago! Glad to see it still holds up, and oh my gosh I'd forgotten how amazing this was! Truly magnificent work done here! <3
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so weird to think that so much time has passed :)
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Mousefeather Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Isn't Celestia's hair suppost to be pink?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope! That's a fan invention that I don't subscribe to. If they ever make it official in the show, cest la vie, but I don't believe the intent was ever for her to have had pink hair.
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:iconmousefeather:
Mousefeather Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But, the very first episode described Celestia with a pink mane in Nightmare Moon's story.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it showed an ancient book depicting the two sisters. One had pink hair and the other had long curls. Both of them were the same height even. They were stylized pictures only and weren't meant to be literal. If so, Luna would look very different.
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Mousefeather Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't know if this is canon, or just false, but I believe that Luna looked like she does now before she was Nightmare Moon. She just might have been blasted to her original self after she came back.  But if the picture does show one with pink hair, who is it meant to be other than Celestia? I've seen pictures of her fan-fiction parents (Some that you've drawn as well) and I didn't see any green in her genetics. Therefore, it would make more sence for her to have pink hair.
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Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not what I mean. They are definitely Luna and Celestia, but they are the same height and Luna's hair is wrong. Because those are wrong, it only stands to reason that the depiction of Celestia with pink hair isn't precise either. In other words, there's no good reason to believe she had pink hair unless people are also going to say that Luna was once as tall as Celestia and had curly hair.
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Mousefeather Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I see what you mean there. But its possible that Luna might have looked like that at one point as well, although, I don't think that its that big of a possibility. I would like to think that Celestia had pink hair to begin with, but it can't be proven. It also can't be proven that she started out looking like she does now.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, though given the options of picking an arbitrary color and assuming it was pretty much like it is now, I'm going to go with what seems like the more likely explanation. 
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rigifan32 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I like this comic :) really great work
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Alzar777 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I truly enjoyed this comic and decide to put in my favorites and have all my friends who like MLP read it. This has probably been said before but it really got me right in the feels.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

I'm glad you liked it. I put everything I had into it.
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:iconlegate47:
Legate47 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never tire of reading this.
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:iconirdinahaiza:
IrdinaHaiza Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
May I use some of the panels as bases?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing. Follow your inspiration :)

Do please credit me though. These are all originals :P
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:iconirdinahaiza:
IrdinaHaiza Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Of course,I do that all the time ^^
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:icondarentez:
Darentez Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
After almost one year later.... I finally found this again... I will never lose again this wonderful story... pure genius and beauty
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It was a labor of love ;)
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I love this. I adore how you didn't just go the easy route and make the first Element bearers carbon copies of the Mane Six, but their own individual characters that happen to also embody the Elements of Harmony, just in different ways. Also, Twister is adorable. :meow: That is all.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I had to work hard to not make them the same, but not make them too opposite either. They're supposed to share elements so there's going to be some similarity.
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I can see that. =D You did a good job, though. :)
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:iconvincenzog91:
vincenzog91 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Fantastico, sei davvero geniale, i miei pił grandi complimenti :)
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:iconmnayeem:
mnayeem Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Cool, do you make comics out of real episodes?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. Just something from my own imagination.
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:iconmnayeem:
mnayeem Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Then what about the Real Story?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same. I wrote both of these stories. The Gathering The Elements was actually planned to be in the Real Story, but there was too much to fit in so I made it a side story instead.
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greencarrot01 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! THAT's what she meant by "making the preparations!"
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:iconmnayeem:
mnayeem Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Than that Luna thingy trapped for a 100 years are not true?:shocked:
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
According to my theory, she was trapped within the miasma of Nightmare moon, but sheilded and in a "sleep state" due to the protection of her Father. So the general events occurred as described in the show, but some of the details didn't match up so I came up with a theory to answer them.
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YamiKariShadow6 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome ^^
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Manga-in-a-Bottle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I love this series. I especially love that you went to the trouble of making sure the bearers of the elements weren't simply copies of their heirs.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely! I couldn't think of a more cheesy thing than making copies. The difficult part was making sure you can see they're in the same element while still being themselves.
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:iconaldee08:
aldee08 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
awwwwwwww
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:iconezzys:
Ezzys Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twister is ***in adorable c:
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:iconopdeverent:
Opdeverent Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Aww
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Nice OC's!
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amimikamoon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
loyalty?
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely.
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:iconrookieowl:
RookieOwl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE Rook design :D
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Doculean Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Ooh This looks cool. I would soo act like that little filly if the Princess came to my home. LOL
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SootyForge Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student
This is the kind of comic I love! It isn't one of the seemingly infinite short comics made to make you feel a brief emotion of aww or laughter (laughter excluding the Lyra wanting to be human ones, I've seen enough of those...).

This comic is a story that builds upon characters of ones own creation and that makes it perfect! The panels and characters are made with such care and love it inspires me to just start drawing (which I can't) or write a story (which I can, but I won't because it'll be far too long and will interfere with work... perhaps when I have time...).

All I can say is; Rock on Nimaru!
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, but let me offer some encouragement in return. I knew that I wanted to learn to draw "someday" (which means never). When I realized how much comic artists improve over time, I started my own webcomic (far before ponies). It kept me motivated and I improved little by little.

Of course, ponies inspired me even more, but the key is to have a goal that keeps you motivated to draw. And as for technique, here's the method I used to learn pony art (maybe it would help you as well?) [link]
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Eagle3302 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I couldn't be bothered to read all of it, no offence.
But, I liked the pictures a lot, I'll fave it and may read it some day.
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:iconnimaru:
Nimaru Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None taken though the wordiness is more spread out in later comics.
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Allanpike Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Let me guess, Loyalty?
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ElectricCoffee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
this....is weird
I'm writing a "fic tennis" (2 autors alternating between each chapter)
my friend's OC in it is called Kael Rook, is a chess player and has a rook on his flank

MY OC in the story is called Coffee Candy, and sortof resembles Spumoni in terms of design...

yes both our OC's appear in the story...

which is why I found this slightly odd....

xD
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