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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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:iconkryptid:
Kryptid Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
I've gotten the impression that Petina has become more than just a dream character and may have become a genuine tulpa.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Petina is the only character I've created that knows she is a product of my mind. She fully aware of this and sometimes takes advantage of that little bit of knowledge. She is the only character of mine that gets to see the raw data stream coming in to me from the outside world. She is also the character that has most often popped in other folks heads and dreams.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Yeah, sounds like a tulpa to me. Or close to it.

She's been in other people's dreams? Is it just that they are having dreams about Petina or am I to believe that /the/ Petina can travel psychically to other minds? Interestingly, I did have a dream not that long ago relevant to her. At least somewhat. It was a dream that I very vaguely remember, but I do know that it was about Swat Kats (the 90's cartoon) and Petina (in her anthro mouse form) was there. However, she looked more beige to me than white. I don't remember anything she actually did, just that she was there. That was probably just a random dream thingy, though. If she really can dream travel, tell her to stop by in my sleep sometime. It would be neat if she could help me go to Equestria myself (even though Celestia's new immigration laws may foul that plan up!).
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
She once told me that she was the only character of mine that had Script Immunity, meaning she couldn't get written out the story unless she wanted to. When I reminder her that she was character in my head she just smiled and informed me that "arrangements had been made in the event of my death." When I asked what these arrangements were she just patted me on the head and told me that information was on a "need to know basis", and since I'd already be dead I didn't need to know. She can be very aggravating at times.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
I can imagine...
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Well she definitely keeps my dreams from being boring!
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Sevenscence Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If I may address Petina directly: Gawsh, darlin' ... you shur're purty!

:blush:

Now, addressing Baron: I'm imagining a cozy winter afternoon, windows frosted, and a roaring fire. Perhaps Carousel is busy fetching the mail, having a quick chat with Derpy Hooves, and you've just trotted back from checking how dinner's progressing in the kitchen, to catch Petina Pony unawares in her magic study tasks. Oh, the simple joy of watching beauty. You are one lucky stallion. wink 

Also, love how you capture her in profile, especially the graceful lines of her neck and withers. She does have the graceful lines of an (exotic) dancer! (Though, in Panel 3, it looks like she finally caught you looking in on her little exercise, and staring, perhaps, at something other than her "graceful neckline," eh?) :iggle: 
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes Petina is very, very pretty pony. And she knows it.
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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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Ryan-Pawz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
That sounds perfect to me.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Petina looks a bit more... chibi-er when levitating that potion.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
But still adorable!
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Agreed, though not as adorable as Carousel. Something about Carousel makes me want to squeezehug her.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I can say she is very squeezable.
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Uchihaninja Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Nice work, love how you add those subtle lines marking musculature.. Hey, is Twilight having Petina write an essay there?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I meant Petina has homework she has to do.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep Twilight has homework she has to do and turn in, and she can't just blow it off because some of it is being randomly reviewed by Princess Celestia herself.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
It's good to see Petina applying herself to something that isn't greedy or of questionable morality -- although I suspect she's been considering the erotic potential of her telekinesis. And she may well suggest some business applications that the Equestrians haven't considered, mostly due to having a different perspective (because she wasn't raised around such abilities).

So is the bottle in the upper right where she stores her practice fluid?

Don't wait too long to post this to FA!
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
although I suspect she's been considering the erotic potential of her telekinesis.

Way ahead of you.

So is the bottle in the upper right where she stores her practice fluid?

No it was a flask she was using for a potion lesson.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Oh, I almost forgot:
Upper Left
"Water Bender Petina!"
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh Petina has watched lots of Avatar back at the safe house.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
No it was a flask she was using for a potion lesson.

Potions? That sounds a little specialized; I wouldn't expect most unicorns to do more than get an introduction to potions (kind of like a required "home ec" class in school doesn't expect everyone to become a chef). Although if she decided there was a way to make a profit off them...

Which raises the question, "Has Petina exhibited any magic related to her cutie mark and its implied special talent?"
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Potions? That sounds a little specialized; I wouldn't expect most unicorns to do more than get an introduction to potions (kind of like a required "home ec" class in school doesn't expect everyone to become a chef).

It is for only very basic beginner stuff. Twilight is only giving her some very harmless introductory stuff to do at home. Since Celestia and Twilight are still uncertain what Petina's special talent is they are giving her a broad range of topics to study.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Have your dreams caught up to any of the season 3 happenings yet? If so, how have they translated in your dreamscape?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope I am coming up on the end of season 2. Although the wedding hasn't happened yet.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Would really be interesting to see how the wedding plays out with you, Petina, and Carousel present. Would also like to see how your subconscious explains Luna's conspicuous absence during the invasion.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stay tuned.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
While we're on the subject, do you find yourself having problems with knowing how certain events are going to unfold? For instance, knowing that Cadence is going to be replaced with a Changeling infiltrator who facilitates an invasion of Canterlot?
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This one will be interesting to see how it plays out. With Discord I did not know when it was going to appear so we went on vacation in Manehattan with no clue our vacation would be cut short. In this case I'll have to see what happens I know the wedding will occur after Service to the Crown day, and parade that occurs that day. That is jumping ahead a bit but it is in relatively near future.
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Orca19904 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Question is, will you divulge your advance knowledge of what's going to happen, or will you let things play themselves out, ala Star Trek's 'temporal prime directive'?
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
In the case of the wedding, I half expect Sky Brush and associates to be elsewhere. Although things he says might be what prompted Celestia to mount such defenses.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually the matter is a bit more complicated than that. The question becomes how much my subconscious will let me tinker with the plot it has in mind. As I have stated on several occasions I am often given information in my dreams that I am not allowed act on while I'm asleep. If try to act upon that information before my subconscious feels is the appropriate time it will either:

A. Change the plot so that information is no longer as relevant or very useful.

B. Change dreamscapes so I am in another dream all of the sudden. Usually a boring mundane at work dream.

C. Cause me to wake from my dreams.
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's sounds like a remarkably difficult exercise to pull off. Props to Petina! :)
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes it took some practice, and cursing, and mopping of said viscous liquid off of the floor.
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Doodlesthegreat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Naturally, Twilight is learning things from Petina in return. Things that are probably making her wonder if she should have gone into a safer line of work, like wrestling manticores.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes Twilight is getting her horizons broaden and is learning things that Princess Celestia never talked about.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
How often does she get a "BSOD" look on her face? :)
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It use to be once a day. Now that she's been around Petina for awhile it only happens about once a week now.
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
To tease Miss DePony, tell her that she's loosing her touch if she lets the frequency fall any farther.
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Um, you can try that if you wish. I got my tail braided to one of the bedposts last time I tried a smart-ass line like that with her.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I agree with :iconognimod:, Petina looks great there at bottom left! I also wonder if she's tried hitting on her teacher yet. Poor Twilight...
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