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The Krystal Empire by tamalesyatole The Krystal Empire by tamalesyatole
YAY! Tardy-First-Episode-Of-The-Last-Season-Based Comic

Get some popcorn, 'cause this is going to be lengthy ;)

Almost six months (gasp!) after my last comic, this has been finally finished! In retrospective, I think I could have finished it before, but it was only after changing the way I used to create comics/vectors that I could actually do some progress.

Anyway, Season 3 was airing at the time, and the ideas for possible comics kept coming, so I decided to make one about that crystal. I knew that it reminded me of something, and when the Mane Six went to the cold, snowy north, I realized of what: Superman!

Originally (the very first "draft") was having Cadance walking through a snowstorm, throwing a hearth-shaped crystal towards the horizon, and having the Crystal Palace rising/forming from the ground, like the Fortress of Solitude. The next frame would have Pinkie telling the CMC "...and that's how the crystal empire was made". Soon, I realized that it would have been a bucking difficult comic (and even more if it were animated), so I changed the topic to the crystal projecting an holographic floating head.

So I started creating the first background, and since the original scene had a very nice-looking shading/lightening effect, I decided to add some Gloom effect in the first two panels, so it looked like a very important and serious problem was taking place. After this, something happened, and I could't spend the whole day in ponies anymore (not even saturdays! The Horror!), you can see the difference in "style" between the 2nd and 3rd panels.

And, long story short, I re-learned to vector in short periods of time and finished this comic. Hopefully, the next one will arrive in less than a month :D. Edit June 2013:I wish... (The only advantage I see about making comics about episodes months after these aired, is that it's more unlikely that I'm doing a comic very similar to another one, based on the same idea...)


Attribution Time!
●Celestia, in the first panel, is mostly *ZuTheSkunk's MLP Resource: Celestia 01, but with modified eyes and mouth (and sparkles).
●The surprised Twilight in the 7th panel is Vector Twilight Sparkle-Shocked by Kyss.S and the second-to-last Vector Twilight Sparkle - Thoughtful by Kyss.S both by ~KyssS90

●The background of all the panels (except the first two) is my Celestia's Throne Room Background after diverse amounts of Gaussian Blur.
●The background for the first and second panels is my Throne Room Stained Glass Windows Background plus (you guessed it) Gaussian Blur!

Some vectors created for this comic:
Lecturing Celestia
Celestia Front
Curious Twilight
Twilight Stepped on Something
Laughing Luna
Crystal Pedestal


Vectors created in Inkscape. Other effects in GIMP.



My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic © Hasbro
Superman: The Movie, Jor-el and the "S" logo (I hope it isn't too obvious) © DC Comics and/or Warner Brothers
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:iconpendrake47:
pendrake47 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
This comic is even made more ironic since the Season #4 finale directly drew upon the Christopher Reeve Superman's Fortress of Solitude scene in the formation of Princess Twilight's new crystal castle.
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:iconchloedoesminecraft55:
ChloeDoesMinecraft55 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconblueaquamarinespark:
BlueAquamarineSpark Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
LOL
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Amusing
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:icon0liviahorse:
0liviahorse Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
lololololol!
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:iconfire5236:
Fire5236 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontrollunaplz: trolled :icontrollestia2plz:
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:iconlisawolf:
LisaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Heh, oh Luna.
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:iconroger334:
Roger334 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
5 Hours later and I'm still laughing !
X'D
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta hand it to Luna, that was an awesome prank. :D
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:iconabi-tabbi:
Abi-Tabbi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconawesomefaceplz: I love Luna...:rofl:
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:iconshadowpaint-lisam:
ShadowPaint-LisaM Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING!  :icondashlolplz:

 I needed that, past few days have been hell for me. Thanks. :D
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Trolluna a su servicio XD
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:iconluis-gah:
luis-GAH Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
i lol'd so hard…
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:iconmisterjones4899:
MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
That is one of the funniest comics I have seen in a long time.

And yes, I have seen the movie decades ago (It was a great movie)

For some strange reason, your comic made me think of this
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:iconangusyoung3:
angusyoung3 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman:
:superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman:
:superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman::superman:
love the superman joke!

:iconzodplz::iconsaysplz: kneel before zod!
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:iconshaynellelps:
shaynelleLPS Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LOL
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:iconbre-ce-cuca:
Bre-Ce-Cuca Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
te pasaste la varda jajajaja mis felixcitaciones es muy gracioso...
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:iconstormstoneadoptables:
StormStoneAdoptables Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like twilight is really enjoying it panel 9. I mean look at that smile !
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:iconuserground12407:
userground12407 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Woah. :shocked:
I didn't see that coming. :)
Ha! :lol:
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:iconkronoxus:
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Jor-El? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XD
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh, Sups is gonna be pissed.
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:iconchibireapah:
chibireapah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
pretty funny
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:icondhiliedale:
DhilieDale Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Luna you're really are a good prankster..LOLXD
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Who is that in the last two panels?
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:icontamalesyatole:
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jor-el, Superman's dad.
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Oh... It's been too long since I've seen the Christpher Reeve Superman movies. :P
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:iconthedemonofsloth:
TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:icontrollunaplz: :iconsaysplz: Once again, I trolled my sister!
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:iconyinzteam6:
Yinzteam6 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Luna your so funny
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:iconmoondash:
MoonDash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Troll Luna :meow:
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:iconladykotohime:
LadyKotohime Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't quite get the reference, but still this was very funny! XD
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:iconpaulrap:
PaulRap Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Ha-ha.
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:iconscottish-geeky:
scottish-geeky Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
lol super man it tolk me a sec
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:iconwolfeofchaos:
WolfeofChaos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Luna is the best prankster ever.
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:iconpirill-poveniy:
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Six months? Damn, time goes by fast. Anyway, awesome job, the shading is great.
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:iconastroanimations:
Astroanimations Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also might look Zordon, hahahaha
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:iconjinnmandor:
JinnMandor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well played, Luna. Well played.
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:icon621chopsuey:
621Chopsuey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
The last panel makes the comic :lmao:
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:icondigoraccoon:
Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwahahaha! Good one Luna.
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:icontoonbat:
toonbat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it how Twilight is smiling at Jor El at the end. I don't think she got the joke, though.
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:iconsonicfull:
SonicFull Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
I completely forgot that the Crystal Empire does look a lot a lot like Superman's Fortress of solitude!
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:iconelr79655:
elr79655 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Even if it is Jor-El, Twilight doesn't care.
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Super Pony rules!

Well done.
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:iconart-in-heart4va:
Art-in-heart4va Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student
Oh Luna:XD:
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:iconmacelf:
MacElf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*dies laughing*
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:iconcrazydiary86:
crazydiary86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great prank Luna :icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconbb-k:
BB-K Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, prankster Luna. :rofl:
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:iconsavarnalover:
savarnalover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student
Lol
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:iconjoeyr11:
Joeyr11 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Okay, where and how did they get that? This is something that Lyra must not know about.

Oh! I love seeing Luna laughing, even if it's for mischieving.

Wonderful work.
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:iconuserground12407:
userground12407 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
:icontrollunaplz::iconsays3plz:"Tis' a troll!"
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