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In Memoriam by SmellsLikeBeer In Memoriam by SmellsLikeBeer
The other part of the series of two drawings "Can You Still Remember Me?" [link]

I guess this might be a bit sensitive topic for the fandom, dunno. But anyway, I killed the mane six. I knew this might not get a lot of attention, and even less appreciation. But I decided to draw it anyway.
This is the way I see how things would go. The six will die, like everyone else. Meanwhile Spike probably having his "dragon sleep" or whatever. Sleeping for a few hundred years and growing up somewhere in the mountains. When he wakes up all his friends are already dead. What about the princesses? I don't think Spike would keep contact with them. I've always thought that he's somewhat afraid of them. And a dragon near Canterlot would probably cause panic. That's how I want to imagine it.
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Popculture-Patron Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, God, no one thought about how Spike is a dragon who can live millenia.
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Ludwikia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I apologize for not asking you about this, but as I was checking to see when you were last on, I noticed you'd left for what's likely going to be several months.  I'd like to use this image as a cover for a story on FIMfiction.net.  If you ever get back and see this, please let me know if you'd like me to cease using this as the cover image.  Again, I apologize.  You will be cited.  ~L.V.K.
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SmellsLikeBeer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
It's totally fine, I'm only pleased if someone finds some use for my art. So, my thanks.
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Ludwikia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Sweet.  Thanks.
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CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this is just...wow.
It does not help I'm listening to 'Atrocity Exhibition' by Joy Division, and the album cover IS a tomb.
Just..this doesn't help either:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=81LpJP…
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AJBASHER Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

WHHHHYYYYY
T^T

 

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Fawn-melody Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried ;-;
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Apceros1 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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SigurdII Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
its wonderful
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GuephRen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
My... this is one of the best MLP drawings I've seen ever. Congratulations on saying so much with such a simple composition.
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sweetpeadaisy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i wonder what he would do once they all passed awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so sad he would probably go awall get killed then join his friends
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Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting art style. Almost Edward Gorey in nature which is rather in keeping with the subject of the posting.
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HeimoBauss Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture hit me so hard that I think my head fell off...
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ThatBubblun52 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
*FROWNS LOUDLY. VERY. LOUDLY.
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HylianBard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Truly, this is a masterpiece for MLP. Everywhere you see happy, go-lucky fan-art, but to see something so beautifully sad and wonderfully rendered... It takes my breath away. No drawn out sorrow, no pool of tears, no gore, no violence, just a true testament to a wonderful friendship. Elegant yet simple, melancholic with a touch of nostalgia, and above all heart-rendingly sad. Perhaps I am insane, but I do not find this depressing. I find it beautiful. I can picture Spike laying the roses on the grave: "Even in death, you are still my best friends." And then without another word he departs, perhaps never to return. You have done a magnificent job with this. Thank you.
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DPV111 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Spike wouldn't really be afraid of them. Wary of Luna' yes, but Celestia basically raised him till Twilight was old enough to take care of him. Celestia's essentially his mother.
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ZeVeegee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Probably not the first person to do this, but I colored it [link]
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Demigod-Spike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, That's so true, Spike is going to outlive all his friends... That shall be a sad... very sad day indeed.. :'( I'm already getting teary eye'd over it!
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KopaLeo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it that you only colored the roses, it's like concentrating the limelight.
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Spike isn't afraid of Celestia, BTW.

If anything, Twilight's far more nervous around her than he is, from the brief interactions he's had.
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
But... but this can't be!!

Twilight at least is gonna become an alicorn and be immortal!

10 billion fanfics can't be wrong! XD
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fireflyeievui Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous. I love your style, and this is a great concept and needs to be approached more.
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Kioko-the-Pirate Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is a very plausible scenario. Though I would imagine that Spike would mature beyond any childish fears of the princesses and could take a position as a guardian of Canterlot if not Equestria. There would be many advantages to having a dragon on your side after all.
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CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is sad.
Fits this song:
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IAmSwagg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I like your art and your interpretation. Very interesting.
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Bowmaster1215 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
This burns me inside... I love it. Excellent job!
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Enmar123 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
AH! nu!
y u pplz gotta keep drawing stuff like this...
it breaks my heart...
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but its awesomely drawn ^^
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
A great image, if rather somber. How come I never faved this?
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ClockworkHeart42 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Those sad feels, man. The good pieces with this theme always make my heart seize a bit from the sad. But when I feel like that, I always remember that as long as we remember someone in our hearts and think of the good times, even if it hurts, the joy we had will always outweigh any pain. That's always how I imagine Spike in these works; his heart hurts and he misses them, but he'll never forget them and always cherish the time they had.

A very nice piece, sir. Very emotional and well done.
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Bysen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
cliche but good
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ricojes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
MLP season 9001.
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
You killed the mane 6, eh? No, they would die sooner or later. It's sad, but such is the way of life. :(
Anyway, this black and white picture looks amazing with those red petals. Beautiful scene.
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crazydiary86 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's very sad.
The datail of the monument for Mane 6 are very cool. I very love that the only color present is red.
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Paladin0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very sad indeed

I wonder if any one of his friend's decedents trying to find Spike if he have the knowledge of friendship. The reason I said this because it would be interesting that one of the dependence want's to learn more about the meaning of friendship or other.
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MrFulp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"Time passes, people move... Like a river's flow, it never ends... A childish mind will turn to noble ambition... Young love will become deep affection...The flow of time is always cruel... Its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it... A thing that doesn't change with time is a memory of younger days..."
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GiromCalica Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Mane Siix's ashes were stolen by the Yakuzas, who did put it in a vase, freshly painted in copper, brass and sewer rat blood, which was then stolen by Vinnie and almost annihilated by the Soviet Army, due to the fact that everyone now hates the latter, which the ashes were retrieved in a local gynecologist's house, who is also an ash maniac, where he also turns ash into glass and pokéflutes, which one of them was used to wake up a Snorlax who also inhaled bits of the ashes, giving it asthma and also weakening it, giving a pokémon trainer the chance to catch another one, which he also inhaled the mane six's "stolen" ashes, renaming him as "Ash Ketchum", so that the legacy of the Mane Six be remembered by all who heard the name "Ash Ketch

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mirtar34 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still dont recall spike having wings, otherwise, pretty good.
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Preanubis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
It's a flash-forward, he'll grow them eventually. You wouldn't take a look at filly Twilight and then call the show out on "Hey, I don't remember her having a cutie mark".
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mirtar34 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, but in the series, even when he's huge he doesn't have wings, how do you explain that?
[link]
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Preanubis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
"Dragon whelks don't normally mature that way"
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epic-chibi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Photographer
;( this is well............ a little sad.
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Oh mixed feels. This is really beautifully done.
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TempestRunner Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Valar Morghulis
All Men Die.
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ak399 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh I believe
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In Yesterday
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Konrax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
A wise doctor once said

:iconsaddoctorplz: "Everything has its time and everything dies".

Ever since that quote from the doctor, I can never feel sad about the mane 6 dying off.
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Preanubis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
That was the 9th doctor who said that. Also:

"Everybody knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one moment accepted it." — River Song
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KadenJahusk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Feels!
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TheEvilTater Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I love pieces like this that enforce the phrase "A picture says a thousand words"
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LayserA Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In this case, I'd say about... eight thousand? Maybe a few chapters worth...
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Steward-of-the-Realm Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Despite several good attempts, the pony fandom has never before managed to make me emotional. But this is different. It's just...beautiful. So much heart in such a little space. I would make a joke about 'right in the feels', but I feel that would be disrespectful or something. It's a sad piece, but not depressing. More...somber? Reflective? I can't explain it. More importantly, it's not so forced and over-the-top like most 'sad' pony art seems to me. Good show, old chap. Good show indeed.
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