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Haunting Hearth's Warming Eve by Bakuel Haunting Hearth's Warming Eve by Bakuel
When the bell tolls one, you will be visited by Spooky Apples! And it's going to be really spooky~!

Yay. I really liked this week's episode. I just kinda wish that it was aired around, you know, Christmas or New Years. Holiday times. Or something. I dunno. But it was grand despite airing in May. The Spooky Past Apples section of the episode really stroke a personal chord with me.

This one was fun to do.
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EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
When words aren't enough, sometimes you have to get a rope.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 30, 2016   Digital Artist
That's the exact thing that I said to the judge but he didn't listen!
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ShadowWing34 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
What a lovely art, you brought life to this scenes with the awesome shadows you made! Keep up the awesome work.
That song in this part was definitely good! 
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words, I'll keep making pony art and trying to improve!
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
You did a lovely job brining the ethereal Applejack to life as she drags along the lame of the party to show her what's what. The moonlight colors for the sweet pony are magical, and you nailed the outfit. Best of all is her smile. Meanwhile Snowfall Frost looks adequately disoriented as she's dragged along. Thanks for sharing.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you for the kind comment!

This was one of those rare times that after I watched the episode I knew exactly what scene I wanted to paint, and it actually seems to have worked out ok. That's pretty rare for me.
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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Artist
<3
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cajobif Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Awesome work.

I really loved that episode.
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:iconbakuel:
Bakuel Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks!This episode was definitely one of the top three of season six for me.
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cajobif Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
And it was just the 8th episode. And we'll have to wait for a couple months for watching the entire season.

But, I was expecting the hiatus. The comic series is the solution for that. But we still have 5 more episodes until then. We don't what to expect.

We just want an episode with the princess only. Even better with their past. IS that much to ask? Trixe is back, so why not this? *sigh*
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 20, 2016   Digital Artist
I agree with you completely about an episode about the princesses. I must admit that it is one of the reasons why on my first viewing I finished "No Second Prances" with a bitter taste in my mouth. I felt like the episode had promised a dinner party with Celestia and Trixie. Like some strange version of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" were the answer is Trixie. The fact that the episode did not include that, and only featured Celestia sighing made me feel like I had been robbed of something truly glorious. I can't help feel like the episode could have been something legendary, but instead it just settled for good or ok.

There needs to be more princesses episodes, if not one where they star in at least one where they take part in the plot and have actually conversations with the mane cast.
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cajobif Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Well, Luna was in the latest one. And singing!

I guess they wanted to focus on Starlight getting herself a new friend and the aftermath. Of course, I found Twilight rather out of character, but not entirely. But at the end with 22.... uh.... around 20 minutes and lots of emotions there, you have to skip somewhere. In a comic, they would have probably done something like you wished, but.... nope. The final part was mostly for comic relief. Especially considering Trixie attempting suicide there it need something. I was disapointed too to see her just... standing there and doing nothing. Except examining silverwares. Also, if Twilight said: "I have a feeling I'm forgetting something... *gasp* Oh my gosh!" then the last part, that would be even better.

Oh well. Trixie is back and that's what people wish, prayed, hope, wanted. No? Chrysalis may be next.
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Empty-bee Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
I like this, the dynamic angle really makes it stand out.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks!
The dynamic angle took awhile to do, I really need to practice drawing more dynamic angles with ponies.
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Ancalagon67 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
So Applejack is best looking pony in warm tones and now she's also best looking pony in cool tones.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   Digital Artist
Applejack is best pony always! :D
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philo5 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
I loved her little trot through the air when she started singing. 
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   Digital Artist
That was one of the best things in the episode, I almost died from a heart attack from the cuteness.
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SnapCentino Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Writer
Best spook.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
Agreed.

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Wertyla Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ghostly Applejack is best ghost!
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
The above post is 100% fact.
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Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Artist
Sing AJ! SING!!!
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
Best song of the episode!
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Fantasygerard2000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Artist
Indeed.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I already said it in my review of the episode, I couldn't be happier about it that there is now an official pony version of "A Christmas Carol".
It's a story that I really like and every year around the holidays, I was always so conflicted, I was in the mood to read it, but also did not want to lose time for MLP: FiM.
So I wished that there would be a real pony version of it every year, not a fanfic, a real episode that is an accurate representation of that story.
And now I don't have this problem anymore, because there finally is one! I'm so happy!
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 16, 2016   Digital Artist
The Christmas Carol is also one of my favorites! An official pony version just makes it more awesome. Even if it debuted in May.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH! I also can't wait to watch this episode on Hearth's Warming Eve this year, with cookies and steaming hot cocoa. This will feel so good! :D
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Fasdaff Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
What, the middle of May isn't close enough to the Holidays for you?
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 15, 2016   Digital Artist
XD

I guess I should start get a tree and start shopping for presents. And it's the perfect weather for getting out the lawn decorations! Could even do it while barbecuing! :dummy:
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Mizumi-No-Okami Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Applejack/Spirit of Hearth's Warming Past looks really freaking gorgeous with her mane in braids.
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Yes! AJ in braids is always great.

If only braids weren't oh so very hard to paint... Always worth a try though.
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Bluegodzill Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2016
I agree 100% with what you thought about the airing date, it ruined the mood of the episode. Btw it's "tolls" and not "towels," like as in "For Whom the Bell Tolls."
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 15, 2016   Digital Artist
It's been a long day! My bran is spaghetti! :p
 
I'm joking about the bran/brain thing, really.

Don't look at me like that.

Seriously though, thanks! I'll fix it in a minute.
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Bluegodzill Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
We all have those days, love your art!
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Striker-666 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
:love: Applejack / Spirit of Hearth's Warming Past :love:
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Best pony is now best spook.

:iconapplejackproudplz:
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darkoverlords Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Loved the song after that scene (The Seeds of the Past); beautiful master-piece here too. =)
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Bakuel Featured By Owner May 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! :D

That song was the best in the episode, of course the others were awesome too.
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