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Garden Party: Petrified by PumpkinHipHop Garden Party: Petrified by PumpkinHipHop
This has nothing to do with my other pony comic, but I wanted to get this out.

It's spooky enough for October, I think.

At least Nightmare Night.


A different and/or deeper look into the Sculpture Garden.


The very first establishing shot IS an edited screenshot from the show, so Copyright Hasbro and all that jazz.
I also used some cloud cutouts from :iconboxdrink: in the third panel. (Of whom said they were free to use)
But the rest is completely mine.

Enjoy.

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UPDATE:

Hey there. Wow, thank you all for the attention this has gotten!
I might have expected the views once it got posted to EqD, but all the comments and speculation has been such a pleasant surprise.

When I doodled out the thumbnail layout for this idea my main goal was to invoke a little bit of horror. (What better time than October?)
The kinds of scares I always loved were always the 'in broad daylight' scares. Not particularly the dramatically lit spooky dark ones.

I had everything inked before 'Lesson Zero' aired but added the second to last panel afterwards.
It was interesting to see how freaked out Twilight was over what she assumed 'Celestia would do to her' while I was adding the backgrounds to this.

This had always been planned as a oneshot. I had never planned on going any deeper. But the fandom/bronies seem to want to. So I think I'm going to let them take this how they please and write their own stories behind it. There were a lot of great ideas floating around in the comments across the internet. I was flattered and pleased that this could spark something creative within the fandom.

If I ever do go deeper into this it won't be for a long time, I still have another multi-part comic I'm working on in addition to other things.

So please, indulge yourselves. And thank you for enjoying!

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2/10/12 edit: :iconcoolguy73: made a Cell comic reenactment of this comic!

You can see it here: [link]

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5/28/12 EDIT: :iconvannamelon: has put together a terrific (and terrifying) video of this comic dubbed by Ogatamon! Take a look at the video here: [link]
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:iconomnimon11:
Well...now she's snapped...lovely.
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:icontunder2510:
Tunder2510 Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, all the ponies she seriously turned into stone are evil and ones who represent something good, are... well, good!
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:iconhetalia-g8:
Hetalia-G8 Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the statues are there for backup soldiers in case of a dire emergency. They've volunteered to be preserved so the could be un-frozen in the future if all else fails. 
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:iconboogerejean:
Um... o... kay...
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:iconlillywintersiv:
lillywintersIV Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe! Well, that took a sobering turn Giggle 
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:iconjeoong94:
jeoong94 Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorite fan-made behind story..!!!
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:icond715:
Only the NLR is this retarded to belief Discord
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:iconggb667:
I love how everyone here is so ready to judge Celestia.  You don't know the facts.  No prisons or crime worth mentioning, a stable and obviously well run principality that has lasted for a thousand years in what appears to be a very rough neighbrobood.  Who know what disasters were prevented, ended or punished?  Violent rebels, fanatics, perhaps even those with too much raw magic and no wisdom or dicipline to use it safely.  The "prison could be for everyponies protection, not just hers or equestrias.

I can see Tia and Luna telling Twilight to "Grow Up - what were we supposed to do - let them destroy the world?"when confronted.
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:icond715:
Also the fact that Discord is a massive lair, and so self center he's more mad it was HIM


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Falysyu123 Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the Hey Hey!!! Y are all these ponies encased with stone?
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