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Changeling concept: The Hagfish Hive by Siansaar Changeling concept: The Hagfish Hive by Siansaar
Queen Myxine and her changelings. They live in hollowed out caves along the shore and eat seafood to produce their building material (which might resemble corals). Usually they’ll either play the drowning to be saved, or save the drowning. Sometimes they build sharp spires underwater and try to navigate ships into them. Sometimes they’re lazy and just simulate a shark attack by swimming with their horn looking up over the water like a shark fin.
They are a pretty small hive as ponies aren't all that big on seafaring. Overall they’re pretty pragmatic and a direct contrast to the Honeycomb hive’s song and dance.

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Since a few people have asked about Myxine's personality, here's a short blurb copy/pasted from an answer:
Myxine is very down to earth, risk-vs-gain calculating, efficient, short-spoken...and just a little tired out. Youngest of the queens, but by necessity of force the most grown-up. (As in, she was forced to grow up very fast) Constantly in worry about her hive's future.
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Spade-Master Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm thinking ocean changeling
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed ^^ Thanks for your comments.
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OceanRailroader Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
If you were on a ship with Queen Myxine and there was something really hideous in the area that she knew about what hideous things it could do to anyone. Queen Myxine would she warn you about not going there to avoid it? oceanrailroader.deviantart.com…
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Depends on whether it would be beneficial to her or not. Like, if she's in disguise and doesn't want the ship to crash just yet, she'll probably advise people to stay clear, but if she wants that thing to crash the ship so her and her hive can pick up the scraps...
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OceanRailroader Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
The thing in this fan fiction rotting for ages at the bottom of the ocean would be something that would give Maxine nightmares at night.

I kind of picture her motivation though the fan fiction is she is only nice to the main characters and the ship due to it being a almost limitless buffet. She gets a idea that if she can make herself a crewmember of it or can get on it a few days every few weeks she would be set. Such as this time around she wants the ship to come back to Manehattan. Her daughter though does want to go on these love energy harvests but at the same time she wants to preform shows at the same time. Myxine's daughter gets a  plan to use the ship's theater to get into the theaters in Manehattan.

The Ship Myxine would be going after is Ship Pilot. What the ship's Pilot does is when the cruise ship gets near land they come on board and navigate the ship up a river or bay or though a harbor then they dock the thing in Port. The None Changeling characters are not really thrilled about this.
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AwesomeAvian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Just curious, what you mean in 'direct contrast to Honeycomb hive's song and dance'?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much literally that. The Honeycomb Hive spends much of its time just lounging about doing nothing, indulging in leisure activities. Their victims often wander into their traps by accident. By contrast, the Hagfish Hive has to work a lot harder to get their necessary resources.
Also, the Honeycomb Hive likes to lure victims towards them through song and dance.
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AwesomeAvian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Ah. Btw, the chapter with the hives will be up shortly. I made a few tweaks here or there, but I think you might like it.
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Tornado-Gust Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one!
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Gatikeng12 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
if not my problem but myxine looks really small compared to the other queens such as Lacerates , Ambrosia or Miasma , it is due to something specific ?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Just genetics.
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Love 
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Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
'Sometimes they’re lazy and just simulate a shark attack by swimming with their horn looking up over the water like a shark fin.'

xD omg genius
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asguardian9000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Ik xD
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wolfjmk Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
XD I guess my Oc Nigel would be an outcast from this Hive -Hagfish-. (before I saw your stuff I made a Changeling oc called Nigel oddly enough had blue wings XD )
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asguardian9000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
(Nice icon)
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asguardian9000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
(Nice icon)
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Regreme Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Another where the queen's personality and such wasn't described. Darn. Was curious about that.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Huh, y'know, never really realized that. I just have these images of them in my head that I thought I'd already presented in some form. I guess as random answers to related questions. Anyway.
Myxine is very down to earth, risk-vs-gain calculating, efficient, short-spoken...and just a little tired out. Youngest of the queens, but by necessity of force the most grown-up. (As in, she was forced to grow up very fast) Constantly in worry about her hive's future.
Calliphora is...unsettling. Usually silent, just observing, or seems to be somewhere entirely else with her thoughts, but then she suddenly focuses all her attention on you. Unpredictable. In the face of danger (to her or her hive), she becomes very aggressive, very fast. Likes to toy with others' minds at times. (See The Meeting )
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Regreme Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
So, Calliphora is one whose head is often up in the clouds, but has such focus that it's terrifying.^^

And nice with Myxine. Must be especially hard for her, due to her territory having so little prey. Likely is difficult enough to maintain status quo, eh?

And since you just described them to me, it would likely be easy to copy and paste the sections of your reply to edit into their bios.^^
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, I guess.
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Regreme Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Either way, you created some very interesting characters here.:D
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Regreme Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Just being honest.^^

Oh, and just realized, never got to discuss those changeling theories of mine, eh?^^
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah.
I actually forgot that was you. I'm so bad with names...
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Austin7613 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
What's their queen like because I'm getting the impression the these changelings are pretty mellow and lazy
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Quite on the contrary. They have to work the hardest of all to get what love they need to survive.
You're thinking of these guys:
Changeling concept: The Honeycomb Hive by Siansaar
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Austin7613 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Oh. I was way off
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theneutralguy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
They seem like a pretty calm and most least aggressive of them all, although the queen however is very stressed.

Would YOU think Celestia and her would make a rather steady alliance?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Unsteady, more like. I can't see either of them fully trusting the other.
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Wizdiana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If Seaponies are a thing would they stand in conflict with them? Would they try to approach them as they do with regular ponies?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They would probably conflict yes, and no, they wouldn't imitate them, since (presumably) seaponies can breathe underwater where changelings cannot. (Although the hagfish hive has stronger lungs than others).
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Wizdiana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting thank you for the more info :)
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Myxine looks rather young to me.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
She is the youngest of them all, yes :)
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Her mane style suits her well!
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
When you designed her mane did you get inspiration from the dorsal fins of certain fish?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No. As far as I recall, I simply wanted to try a queen with shorter hair. Aside from the different aesthetic, it makes sense to keep shorter hair when you do a lot of swimming, otherwise you'd constantly be waiting for it to dry.
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MKBrony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay.
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asheira-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
QUEEN MYXINE IS BEST PONY!!!!!!!!!!!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks good with blue!
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Endercat8702 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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PickFairy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this one the best I think.. soon I shall do artz of her :3
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
looking forward to it :)
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Demolition-Kitty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
that is one cute queen
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cheers!
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rainistorm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mrpytamid123.tumblr.com/ this asshole right here posted your work with no credit or hint that he didnt create it
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well, he at least has my name in the tags. and i'd say from his other posts it's pretty obvious he didn't. thanks though.
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