something about miasma always makes me feel kinda sad. true the other queens are ragged in many ways, but their faces are still beautiful, albeit to certain tastes. miasma's natural disfiguration robs her of even that.
yet I can imagine when it is not another being, not a pony or a changeling misbehaving, when it is just her and her reflection.......... have a feeling more than one mirror was shattered. and no in the comedic, you so ugly it broked, but more in a scream of frustration and a bloodied and cut hoof afterwards.
huh, really? i kinda got that vibe with it. her obsession with the higher class, drowning her stench with perfumes and incense, imitating the behaviors of nobles. she revels in her apperance when it gives her an advantage. but what about when she is alone or with her hive? the times and moments where there is no one to intimidate or scare and all left to view her monstrous face is herself? something that will forever remind her that she is a monster, and will forever be a monster, no matter how hard she tries?
miasma to me jsut oozes this sense of insecurity, and the potential of depth to come from it is considerable.
no, i think it's different than that. i'm not sure i can properly explain, but... i mean, think about it: she's the queen. if she asks her underlings whether she's beautiful, of course they'll say yes. and truth be told, they probably think it too. queens are the changeling ideal, the biggest, strongest of will, most clever, most intimidating etc. that alone makes them beautiful in most changelings' eyes. and considering these particular changelings live in a sewer...they might have completely different standards too. i mean, they love to eat rotten food, they probably indulge in the smell too...so maybe "rotten" things to them have their own beauty. it's like...ugly is beautiful, and beautiful is ugly. it's the same as with ambrosia and her psychotic killing - changelings don't regard that as any more monstrous than usual because they're the "monsters" anyway. they know that ponies shy away from them, but that's the way of life. that's how they were born. now miasma...she's mainly into the noble stuff cause it means she'll be able to snatch higher-class victims. since she's queen, she thinks she deserves the best. and moving in these circles, she's noticed what marks "class" for ponies, so she's started imitating that. sure, she's a bit delusional too, but she's not desperate for approval from her victims. in the end, they ARE a different species, so what do they know? i hope that makes somewhat sense.