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On a cold, rainy day, Applebloom finds herself standing with her family on the all-too-familiar little hill behind the farm that she visits with them every year. She asks herself what she’s doing here, she can hardly even remember their faces…

On the way back, she trots a good bit behind the others, feeling estranged by the fact that she can’t really feel sadness anymore on this particular day, for this particular event. It has become routine…

Suddenly a distant voice calls out to her. She turns around to find a green earth pony standing back there, on top of the hill.

Her heart jumps in her chest. She thought she couldn’t remember, but she instantly knows who it is.

A whisper eludes her lips. “Mom?”

She starts running, crying, thinking it shouldn’t be possible, but it is and oh how she missed her, she now realizes.

Shouting “MOM!” she falls into the green pony’s embrace and openly weeps, letting her feelings get the better of her. For a while she just stands there and sobs.

Meanwhile Applejack realizes that Applebloom isn’t behind them anymore…


A little something to get into the mood for Halloween.

Tried to capture that feeling of something moving beneath the skin. Or eyeball in this case.

Also a little bit of headcanon that the Apple family are making their cider after Aj’s mom’s recipe. (I guess she’d be called “Apple Cider”?)

Someone made a very good point when they asked “How the hell do the Necropolis changelings know what the dead relatives looked like?” Creepy…
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mjangelvortex Featured By Owner 3 days ago
That's both sad and creepy. I hope Applejack and Big Mac can get Applebloom away from her in time.
OceanRailroader Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
This was the artwork that made me start working on a fan fiction with Queen Caliphora running into Apple Bloom.
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
This is so heart warming!:D
Austin7613 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
the eye thing is just so creepy
StellatheFox26 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Holy crud i didn't even notice the eye moving until I just happened to look up! Dang!
MyLittleNoctie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OMG, I love this concept for applehorse's mom! She looks like a hardworking rural mommy!!!
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Wait... did she change shape, or did she somehow crawl inside a corpse?
Siansaar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
uh...changed shape of course. beside the fact that the other thing would be way to macabre, said corpse would be a good deal more decomposed at this point.
PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I figured illusion magic would be involved. the way the eye moved is why I asked
Siansaar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist reality it probably wouldn't move like that, but i like the freaky effect it gives. catches the viewer off-guard :D
PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
yeah. still, she's somehow adorable. as are Ambrosia and Miasma.
Video-Game-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I go to scroll the comment when your picture moved.So i thought,"Huh. I wonder what that was." So I stare for a few seconds. Creepy
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I didn't know the eye O.O
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner May 13, 2014

I didn't noticed the first time I saw this (Long ago), and now it freaking creeped me out!
Artdirector123 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a theory for how those from the necropolis hive can change into the dead. My theory is that they have strange psychic abilities, one of which is basic mind reading. When people mourning at a grave sight, what are they think of? Their lost loved ones. They can get an image of the dead loved one from the memories of their victims. Over exposure to the mind reading can weaken the victim's mental state. the more often the victims visit them, and the more their psychi fractures from the mind reading, the further the changeling can reach into the memories of the victim. While Applebloom couldn't remember her mother, applejack and Big Mac could and the changeling simply looked into their minds. It probably originally wanted to go for one of them (seeing as they would have a deeper emotional bond with their mother) or maybe all three, but since the other two had left already, it settled for naive applebloom.
Randomponyzilla Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Interface Designer
that's just low, even for a changeling. Awesome job on the artwork. I thought I felt a cold chill down my spine
I've been reading about the different types of changelings, and I have been thinking about the Necropolis changelings. It might be possible for them to be disguised as the same pony long enough for them to establish feelings for their victim. Hey, I said POSSIBLE.
Lopoddity Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sweet lord, that's creepy. I actually shivered. Well done! :)
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I didn't even know that this one was a changeling related pic until I saw it just now under the "Changeling" category. God that's creepy.
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well...i should hope that the moving eye is also a clue :D
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
HOLYCRAPIDIDN'TNOTICETHATITSCAREDTHEHELLOUTOFME! Seriously! I didn't notice it was animated to do that and I was staring at the eye until something happened and IT DID HOLY CRAP!
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ehehehe :evillaugh:
princessraregem767 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student
i've looked at this a milion times and only now, did i notice the eye
Spyling Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And then she takes Applebloom with her. And takes her to the Hive. Then she undisguises herself and looks deep in the little Fillys Mind with  those red menacing Eyes. Creating images in her head of the dead of her mother over and over again. While she is struck by terror and fear, unable to move, the Necropolis Queen takes Appleblooms body and buries her alive.

- The end :P
Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yikes! feeling particularly morbid today, are we?
Spyling Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lets just say: I've seen some shit XD
Creepypastas, Fucked up movies,  Fucked up Games, Fucked up Animes, etc. XD
The-Dancing-Reaper Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
It's animated.
That startled me.
Siansaar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
goal accomplished :evillaugh:
GabeMix Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
try to fox the eye..
I love this pick

just hehe .. fix the glitch :3
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
..........dis changeling is fucked. like royally screwed if AJ sees her. cause she is gonna rearrange her face so completley that she won't be able to fool anyone ever again............
oh it has a pupil.......... even worse, the changelings of the dead are gonna be missing a leader perty soon.
perty damn creepy.

..suddenly this makes my little story i typed in you changeling stand picture have mro weight, and i saw that one before this. had the changeling army overpowerd after a climatic struggle and the queen of the nceropolis changelings abducted after being blasted from teh sky by rainbow dashes' sonic rainboom. no one fucks with the element of loyalty's friends, nobody!!!
MyLittlePeasant Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the mother's design
brunotoru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Me parece más creíble que los changelings, cuando cambian de aspecto, lo hacen reflejando parte de los recuerdos de los otros; es básicamente un conjuro que les hace cambiar su cuerpo y mostrar lo que el objetivo quiere ver, aun cuando esto yazca en lo más profundo de su mente inconsciente. En el caso de los changelins de la colmena Necropolis,reflejan la imagen del difunto que sus familiares quieren ver, porque ante su tumba los recuerdos de esa persona afloran; en el caso de la colmena de Chrysalis ella hace lo mismo al desaparecer Cadence y que Shyning piense en ella, sus súbditos toman la forma de las Mane 6 durante la batalla porque cada una quería tener a sus amigas a su lado en la batalla y pensaba en ellas en ese momento, su seguridad y demás, por lo que ellos reflejaron esas imágenes.
AnkokuFang Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god... Calli is so awesome and creepy
asuraludu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The creepy eyes!  TT.TT
NekonaHisaki Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Annnnd nightmares from that creepy eye thing. ;_; Still an awesome pic!
maxjpz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww, is too cute, i wanna hug he-OH GOD KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

I HATE CHANGELLINGS!!:iconsays2plz::iconshiningarmorplz:
Gahaedric Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I was all, "aww how sweet." Then I saw the eye move. WTF man
ReeseThePony Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured, if you dont mind:
th3l0stch1ld Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
well, Calliphora found the apple family
michellethecat13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
When I saw an eyeball blinking, I was like "oh snap o.o"

Nice job of capturing both almost a happy moment and a creepy moment too.
Spyling Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well judging to their behavior, i could think that the Necropolis hive is able to  channel their mind with the souls of the dead. Or they're might me able to read minds to figure out how the beloved dead one looked like when he/she was alive. Even figure out how they behaved, their backstory and their hobbies and stuff, just to make the disguise work even better.
zralf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
oh i see waht has been done here, scary.
Gapeagle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, hell no!
Yoshimon1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very adorable! But doesn't *Siansaar usually try not to contradict canon? Then why does he draw Apple Bloom with her mother even though he knows she's...
*notices animation*
CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First I thought her mother appeared as a spirit to visit her.
And then I saw the eye and I was just "Oh, god, this isn't her mother!".
What creature is that? And what does she plans?
I need more of that! Is that picture based on a fanfiction?
Maybe one that contains those "Necropolis changelings" you mentioned?
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