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Petina's magic studies. by Baron-Engel Petina's magic studies. by Baron-Engel
Hi guys! I hope all my watchers have been well recently. I know that I have been posting lots of my older stuff recently, and I will not leave poor Applebloom in limbo forever. However this has been a rather busy Holiday season at my day job and it has eaten into more of my energy than usual. Also I am rewriting the last posting of Applebloom's plight to tighten it up a bit. I had gotten way too big and wordy. In the meantime have some sketches of Petina Pony practicing magic.

These images are from several dreams I have had in Equestria dreamscape over the last few months. Petina often appears to be only interest in making money and getting ponies in the sack, but she has actually made a firm commitment to learn magic in Equestria.

Since it is the winter months Petina is spending more time indoors. Between her writing career and helping Carousel and I run the cottage the little white unicorn has been hitting the books pretty hard.

In case you are wondering what is going on in the top left corner, it is a levitation drill that Twilight gave her. What Petina has to do is levitate a mass of a viscous fluid, glycerine in this case, out of bowl with out dropping it. Then she has to perform a series of motions with it and then return it to the bowl or bottle. As she has gained more confidence Twilight has made Petina walk around the cottage while still keeping the fluid in motion. It require most of Petina's concentration to do this.
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IndigoMystiere Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I really love Petina pony's body shape. May I use her body shape for reference when drawing my own ponysona? I have not drawn my own ponysona, yet. [link]
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As I have more of the Equestria dreams I have been able to better remember more precisely what myself and the other ponies really look like. At first the show's style was having a strong effect on my memories of the characters.
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Petina has a writing career? Writing what, I wonder? She and Penwright will probably be able to talk shop, then, until Petina slips in a straight-faced but not-so-subtle flirt and taking great amusement in watching his train of thought derailing completely.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, at this time she had written a several short stories for Wild Stallions! The Intimate Romantic Journal for Mares. However her big project was her first attempt at a novel. "The forbidden desires of Lady Fairhooves."
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Aramis-Dagaz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Despite having a fairly good idea what the subject matter is, I am curious as to what the actual story is. If Petina writes a compelling story along with its other elements, ponies could say with a (mostly) straight face that they read it for the plot.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
"The forbidden desires of Lady Fairhooves" follows many of the patterns of the typical romantic/ erotic novel. Petina just put more effort into character development and execution than is often given to this type of work.

It is not as formulaic and is far more graphic and descriptive than was traditional done for writings of period when it comes to sex scenes. Also Passionate Plume, Petina's pen name, willingness to openly discuss and include certain fetish topics in the story set it apart.

The main character of the novel is Violet Fairhooves who is a young unicorn mare just coming of age in the "modern" world of Equestria. She is of minor noble descent and her family has lived for generations on its family estate located in the country to the north of Canterlot. It is quiet, traditional, and very conservative household, and family has held fast to many of the old unicorn ways.

The household unfortunately is slowly falling deeper and deeper into financial debt. Violet is oldest foal in the family. She is a proper daughter and has received a strict, proper, but stodgy education for a mare of her station. She has a love for painting and writing but has been discouraged by her father and family from pursuing such trivial interests.

Her father Forest Fairhooves is looking for a way to improve the family's fortune. A possibility is an arranged marriage of Violet to the upcoming head of the house Goldhorns. A stallion by the name of Gray Goldhorn. Not a bad pony but an intensely dull individual. Violet doesn't dislike him but has emotion or interest in him. However for the common good of the family she is willing to marry him.

Then one day a curious letter arrives at the Fairhooves estate. It is from an estranged member of the house a mare by the name Passion Fairhooves. Passion left the family estate decades ago and went to make her name in Manehattan. This act caused great friction in the clan and her presence on the estate grounds since then has been discouraged. Violet only remembers meeting her a couple times at formal reunions and funerals. Violet found Passion to be an eccentric and daunting but a fascinating individual.

Through her own hard work Passion has become an independently wealthy business mare and is a patron of many of the arts in Manehattan. Unfortunately Passion's health is apparently deteriorating rapidly and only has a couple years to live. Much to everyone's surprise Passion has named Violet and her household to be primary inheritors of Passion's fortune but there is a catch. For Violet and the family to inherit the fortune Violet must move to Manehattan and enroll in and complete a curriculum at the Freemane Academy which is a very progressive school noted for its rather Bohemian environment. Violet's education will be paid for by a trust set up by Passion, and upon Violet's graduation she receive her portion and the remainder will become part of the estate's treasury. While attending school Violet will live with Passion.

Forest is reluctant to let her go to Freemane, he disapproves of the school's reputation but the transfer of wealth would greatly help the family's fortune and would make marrying Violet much more attractive to the Goldhorn's. So with some reservation she is sent off to the big city. What follows is story of one mare discovering her true passions in life, and her exploring her identity and slowly her sexuality. With Passion's encouragement she begins to develop and hone her artistic skills, and with older mare's assistances Violet begins to explore so of more hedonistic facets of pony society. Of course this leads to friction between her family, and Violet begins to question the wisdom of letting herself be married off to a stallion she has no love or interest for.
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Ryan-Pawz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Its quite impressive how she's come along. That said, its quite impressive how simply terrifyingly intelligent Twilight must be to do what she does with magic..
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah Twilight positively radiates magic at times. Only other ponies who I have personally been around who've projected more magic than Twilight is the Royal Sisters.
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Ryan-Pawz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I love the culture of Equestria, studious and hard working/playing, an edge we have lost lately.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah. It is not a utopia, which I am glad for, but is a land where if one applies themselves then their sweat and effort will most likely rewarded. Also it is a land where strangers are more often welcomed instead of being eyed with suspicion.

This may be due to the fact that ponies generally have a surplus of resources. Because they can intelligently manage the weather and their nurturing the land is rewarded, they have not routinely suffered from things like drought, famine, pestilence. Also for the most part they have benefited from a relatively stable thousand year old government. This I believe gives them a more relaxed view of the world
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