Miasma is rather picky when it comes to choosing her victims...she likes to go for the more attractive colts. In a city such as Manehattan, overflowing with fashion and models, that isn't much of a problem. It's rumoured she also maintains connections with its criminal underworld, making unwanted ponies disappear...
In contrast to the Honeycomb Hive, where husks are often made into personal toys for the queen, the Miasma Hive puts its victims to actual work. With the husks doing the brunt work of maintaining the hive, changeling workers are free to gather more love for it. Small wonder it is the second biggest hive in all of Equestria...
Bonus: Coco Pommel!
a) Because she makes it easier to identify the setting as Manehattan and b) cause she was adorable in the episode and really drove home the moral. I fully expected Rarity to take her on as an assistant. Oh well. Receptionist pony was very cute too, but I didn't want to add both of them to the picture. Plus the receptionist strikes me more as staying at home and reading a book whereas Coco might be out on business for Suri.
I don't really like the thought of ponies smoking, but damn if it doesn't add the right atmosphere to this piece! Maybe they have an open fireplace.
The perspective was challenging.