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Weekend at Shiny's by Pony-Berserker Weekend at Shiny's by Pony-Berserker
Commissioned (and written) by :iconmattx16:
Art by me, of course.

The crystal ponies are ponified versions of Henchmen 21 (the green one) and 24 (The gray one) from the Venture Bros. TV show. Since I didn't even hear about this show prior to getting this commission, but after watching some clips, I think I'd enjoy it immensely. The gray pony in a hat in Panel 4 is Longhaul - an OC of MrPOSSLQ who donates to my 
Patreon account,
and the presence of his character in this comic is his 'reward'.
The pink/purple filly in Panel 4 is Pina Colada - a random background filly I decided to use.
PS: Shining Armor's magic is blue in the official comics, and I like it more than the TV show's version.

On a technical side of things - this was the first time I drew Crystal Ponies. They weren't as difficult as I expected. Textures did the trick. I used some free-to-uses textures: 1, 2 and 3.
From subtle things - I used 3 point perspective in Panel 1. You know, to be 'fancy' :P
While I thought this comic would be 'easy' and 'fast', I was too optimistic about 'fast'. It was rather easy, but it took a bit longer than I expected... Oh, well.

MLP and its characters belong to Hasbro. | Crystal ponies 21 and 24 are used as parody of Henchmen 21 and 24. | Longhaul belongs to MrPOSSLQ | 14/15-08-2014 EQD comic post
Special thanks to Midnight--Blaze and VoidChicken for their advice.

Do you want to see your character in my comic? You can still get a spot by donating to my patreon.  More details in the rewards section under 'hamstring'! You can also support me there with a symbollic donation as well!
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:icon2coo:
2coo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMG THIS IS A VENTURE BRO'S REFERENCE:D (Big Grin)   
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:iconwonderboltfanrainbow:
WonderboltfanRainbow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
It's all in the family. Twili got in her happymeal a Princess Celestia which she wants to trade for a Princess Luna which was in the happymeal of Princess Cadence!
naw... I do not like a ballpit.ewwww....
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:iconpyramidhead90:
PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
...so is Shining Armor the pony universe version of Randal Graves?
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:iconzalay02:
Zalay02 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD holy crap this is amazing, so funny. That poor filly, she's just like, "whats happening?" Lol a princess Twily toy XD
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:iconpowerpuffgirl111:
powerpuffgirl111 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That poor filly in the background...
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:iconotomosthecrazy:
OtomostheCrazy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't he be an emperor?
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:iconsidewayz2013:
Sidewayz2013 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jesus, I just realized... Neighsan Stanza, really? XD
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:iconservantphoenix:
ServantPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, better than starting a real war, causing the death of thousands...
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:iconepicnightmarederpy:
EpicNightmareDerpy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
XD
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:iconsketchywolf-13:
Sketchywolf-13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NERDS!
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:icondemolition-kitty:
Demolition-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Is that a Lyra doll?
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:iconrozanslash:
Rozanslash Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love that twi sceptre. :meow:
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
:icontwilightangryplz:
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:iconrozanslash:
Rozanslash Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huehue
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:icondragonflyzmc:
dragonflyzMC Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconinfrasonicman:
Infrasonicman Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to be born into a royal family to become king, it is not a position that can be married into, also, even if he had married a Queen and not a princess he would still be a Prince/ Queen's consort, not a King =p
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:iconscyphi:
Scyphi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but that's from a real world perspective. In Equestria, the Princess is typically the highest rank you can achieve, not king, so I would think the rules would at least be a little different. :P
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:icondannykay4561:
Dannykay4561 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just look at the Princess Twilight toy,it looks destroyed! rofl 
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Conquer!
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:iconmlp-fan20:
MLP-Fan20 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Confused um... somepony take shiny to a mental asylum....
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:iconluigiten1:
Luigiten1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Indeed.
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:iconasylumcatastrophe:
Asylumcatastrophe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Aw... I wanted to see them invade a random country for kicks
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:iconmlpmichael:
MLPmichael Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
i lost it at silence worm XD
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:iconciinidoodle:
ciinidoodle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
must be honey-lemon tea...
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:iconshonenjump4eva:
ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Yes, yes you would like The Venture Bros.  Go watch it now.  Reply if you need a link to a site where you can watch the episodes online.
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:iconsami17:
Sami17 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Seems that "an extra hour in the ball pit" became a part of this fandom...

Also, if I recall correctly, Pina Colada is Berry Punch's sister. Though I've noticed that people tend to either ignore "Sisterhooves Social", or invent some crazy headcanons about it (i.e. "Sparkler, who's roughly at Twilight's age, is Derpy's daughter too").
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:iconthatbronywithglasses:
ThatBronyWithGlasses Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Writer
The lack of a dead shining armor here is contradictory to the title! Actually... that's probably a good thing.
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pffftt... :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Hahahh! Oooh, Shining... :XD: :XD: :XD:
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
:icontwilightshrugplz: "Wing envy."
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:iconihamza995:
ihamza995 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I see Pound Cake!
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:iconwierdgirlwhodraws:
wierdgirlwhodraws Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XD
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:iconnafsi-chan:
Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! I love it!
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:iconsunnysparkle441:
SunnySparkle441 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fucking Denny's Dashcon ball pit...
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:iconroboticorn:
roboticorn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny if you imagine Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick are doing the voices.
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:iconkonrax:
Konrax Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
The ball pit returns..................
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:iconjodichicken:
JodiChicken Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm already working on gathering my forces, I will take the majestic ballpit...... no charge.
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:iconrave-ix:
RAVE-IX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I want to punch you so bad for that pun, but you're too talented to risk hurting so I'll just punch this ham instead. 
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:laughing:
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! The Hay Burger franchise received only 15 to put randomly in their kids' meals!
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? I saw some selling for over 300 on Amarezon!
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:icongray--day:
Gray--Day Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Snort* Amarezon. The pun grows strong within you...
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:icond-molish:
D-Molish Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, that's pretty much how the Hasboro toys look. XD
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:iconpandas795:
Pandas795 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I GET THIS REFERENCE.GIF
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The poor girl at the last frame. :(
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is what megalomania among pony royalty amounts too?... Well then, where's my passport.
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