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Ponykind was my business! by Evil-DeC0Y Ponykind was my business! by Evil-DeC0Y
Here is a "pony-fied" version of the character Jacob Marley, from the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol".
I was originally just going to re-size and clean up the original version I did for the Trixie Vs. Christmas special. But after finishing it, I felt that it needed more to it to warrant a individual post on deviant art. So I added some more chains, and made more than one type of weight to the chain, and added a background (fun fact, the background was made with only two colors).

Not sure what would be a good name for her, there are quite a few good ones. I was leaning towards Mare-ley, for the obvious horse pun, but I just don't know if that fits, or if I should go with a more legitimate pony name.
Either way, if you can think up a good name post it in the comments.

Also the eyes are meant to not be focusing on anything in particular. It's strange for a picture to be that way, but the ghost of Jacob Marley is typically portrayed as not looking directly at anyone thing.
I think Jacob Marley is one of the most interesting characters in all of fiction. I wish I had more time, so that I could do more things with this ponified version before Christmas.

MLP© and it Characters belong to Hasbro©.
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ShakespeareFreak Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this. So friggin' much. I adore MLP, and A Christmas Carol is my favorite book ever. Meanwhile...

Jacob Marley is...deeply meaningful to me on a number of levels. He has fascinated me since earliest childhood. He’s the first imaginary friend I remember having as a child, he’s my very favorite character in literature, and he’s been one of my biggest dream roles since I started acting (I have now had the great honor to play him TWICE). He inspires me as he inspired Scrooge, to do well while I have the chance. He's been a huge influence on me, and I think for the better. Also I think there’s more to his story than first meets the eye. More on that in my next comment.

I love everything you did with this image. Aside from being wonderful from a technical standpoint (it looks like a still from the show), it shows an intimate knowledge of the book which inspired it. So, thank you. :heart:

BTW, I looked at your Gallery and am now Watching you. =)
Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thank you on both counts:D!
ShakespeareFreak Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome, trust me.
Buni-kun Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
pipsqueak is tiny tim
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
And that's how Rarity learned to be so generous? :)
GiromCalica Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any more renaissance items you got other than locks and crates?
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
shouldn't this be; 'A Christmas Canter'
villicentdebat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
She wears the reins she forged in life...
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Heheh, nice. :D
shegredder Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
You have fetter. tell me why.
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