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You're back! by Siansaar You're back! by Siansaar
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…

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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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PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Wait... did she change shape, or did she somehow crawl inside a corpse?
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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.
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PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I figured illusion magic would be involved. the way the eye moved is why I asked
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah...in reality it probably wouldn't move like that, but i like the freaky effect it gives. catches the viewer off-guard :D
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PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
yeah. still, she's somehow adorable. as are Ambrosia and Miasma.
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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
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I didn't know the eye O.O
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
OH THIS IS AN ANIMATION!

I didn't noticed the first time I saw this (Long ago), and now it freaking creeped me out!
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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.
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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
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