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MLP FIM: Game of Stones by SaturnGrl MLP FIM: Game of Stones by SaturnGrl
Ha! Ha ha! Its a joke! Like Game of Thrones! HAHAHA!

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Ok, yes, my humor is sad....anyhoo...

Lián is back, and she's got a couple of friends. The little green dragon is named Jade, and she belongs to ~QueenCold. She really liked my earlier submissions of Lián and said some really nice things about her design. I got inspired to make some art featuring her baby dragon with Spike with Lián. In this image, Spike and Jade are visiting Neigh-Beyul, most likely accompanying their chaperons on the trip. Lián was happy to meet and entertain new dragons from beyond the valley. She thought it would be a good idea to teach them how to play Go, so she borrowed her master's board and stones...

As you can see, there seems to have been some mis-communication in the instruction, as Spike seems to have mistaken the stones as a complimentary snack. Jade is sure they will get in trouble, and poor Lián just can't believe Spike would eat her Master's Go Stones! Will these baby dragons be able to fix what they have done? What sort of adventures will they go on for new jade Go Stones? Will they get caught in the end? Who knows!

On an educational note; Yes, modern standard Go Stones are black and white, but in the ancient royal courts of China, it was not uncommon for Go Stones to be made of jade or other gems.

Spike & My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic style © Hasbro and Lauren Faust
Lián © Me
Jade © :iconqueencold:
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:iconthekavinsky:
A Game of Critiques.
First off, the Characters.
You've done well in capturing the typical MLP Style, the Colored lines for the Characters, the general bodily shape for the Dragons, and of course, those EYES.
For the Objects in the Scene, their done well, about as good as inanimate objects could be done in the MLP style.
You've done well in capturing the Expressions, with the "What are you DOING!?","No Stop!" and "What?" coming through very clearly.
There's only one wrong thing I see here.
The Background. It looks like you just Paint Bucket Textured it in two Seconds. No Furniture or anything really. Just a Room with Wallpaper and a Nice Rug. Plus the actual Go Stone Board looks as though it should be tilted down a bit more, so it would look like it's actually fittong onto the floor better.
Overall, you did very well with the Characters, Expressions, Style, and Objects, just the Background is the only thing.
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:iconhybridpeony:
hybridpeony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
The orange dragon looks awesome. Funny pic ! XD
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love how much people like Lian's design. :)
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:iconhybridpeony:
hybridpeony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
The orange dragon looks awesome. Funny pic ! XD
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Game over!
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean? The game is just getting started! :D
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
lol
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:iconmr4653:
MR4653 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
what is spike eating
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are the playing pieces for the game Go. They are called "wéiqí" or just Go Stones.
The ones here are made of Jade, and since Spike has an eating obsession with gems, he couldn't help himself.
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:iconmr4653:
MR4653 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
why did you say that
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You asked what Spike was eating, so I answered.
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:iconmr4653:
MR4653 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
oh thatNommy smile mini 
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Matthais123 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Spike: "Dear Princess Celestia, today I learned that when you make a mistake, the first instinct is to try and fix it yourself to keep from getting in trouble. But after everything Lian, Jade, and I went thought today, I've realized that sometimes it's best to just admit what you did wrong and ask for forgiveness. You may be punished, but at least you'll be free of your guilt, and you'll be able to freely ask for help to fix what you messed up. This makes it easier for yourself and the pony, or dragon, you hurt by accident. And if you truly show them you're sorry and do your best to fix your mistake, then you'll be forgiven and put on the right path to regaining his or her trust."
Jade: "Spike, we need more bandages over here!"
Lian: "And some slave too!"
Spike: *sigh* Fine, I'm coming!
Lian: You know, if we all just got some acupuncture-
Spike and Jade: NO!
Lian: *sigh* Western dragons. . .

(Cue credits and My Little Pony Season 5 or 6 ending theme/ Cue credits and My Little Dragon ending theme)

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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like a good letter to end the show. Now I can only imagine what sort of disaster these three got into to replace the Go stones. lol
Also, I think you meant "Salve" instead of "Slave" ^_^.
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:iconlaopokia:
laopokia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
wouldn't wanna play go with spikey
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:iconpickapok:
Pickapok Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could have sworn that was a Pente board...
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
According to my research, the game of Pente is played on a Go Board.
So, it would be the same kind of board.
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
It's about time Spike gets off of gems and onto meat
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gems are like Candy to Spike. :3
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:iconwesdaaman:
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
And candy is pretty much unhealthy, like gems
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is fantastic! Good thing it showed up on EqD, otherwise I probably never would've seen it. Jade is one of my favorite OC's, and she looks awesome here.
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...my art was on EqD?
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:iconbonesatellite:
BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Yup. Source #5: [link]
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a surprise. Never thought my art would end up on that website. :)
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QueenCold Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy for you :iconrarityiscuteplz::iconraritypoutplz::iconraritycryingplz:

I kid, I kid! :XD: Congrats!
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its cool. At least its sharing both our characters. :)
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:iconqueencold:
QueenCold Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed :D
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
LOL Spike!!!

Blue: Hey Spike! What are you doing?!
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:iconkronoxus:
Kronoxus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
This is cool, Spike needs more dragon FRIENDS
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, would be nice to see other dragons in the show, aside from the ones in the "Dragon's Quest" episode.
Ever wonder why we haven't seen any girl dragons?
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StargazeSchrecken1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOHA, cool alternate dragon designs, would you mind extending my kudos to queencold as well please? Thanks.
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
I would recommend you visit ~QueenCold's gallery and extend your kudos to her personally.
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Kinetic-arts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Twilight Targaryen Sparkle: Mother of dragons.
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:iconthekavinsky:
TheKavinsky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
A Game of Loans.
A Game of Drones.
A Game of Crones.
A Game of Tones.
There seems to be an infinite amount of Game of Thrones parodies...

Anyways, I'll get on that Critique now.
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this isn't so much a parody, just a title pun. ^^;
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:iconthekavinsky:
TheKavinsky Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
A Parody on the name I meant.
I wonder how many there could be?
A Game of Stones.
A Game of Cones.
A Game of Tomes.
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure there are lots out there. :)
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delicious game! :D
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:iconsaturngrl:
SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Only if you're a dragon. :3
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I must be missing out on a great meal.
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
:iconhansoloplz::iconsaysplz:Oh great work Spike! Always thinking of your stomach!

Funny! Let's just hope they have an explanation afterwards! XD
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thinking with his stomach, and he seems to have a bit of an OCD when it comes to gems. He just automatically starts to eat them when he sees them. lol
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Indeed! XD OCD is Out of Character Development right, or something else?
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. XD
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
P.S: Thanks! :D
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Ah! I see! XD
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beirirangu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"stones"? I thought it was called "圍棋" [wéiqí] (or "Go" in english)

still, good idea and I love the dragons (I wonder if there's something 'gong on' with Spike and one of them)
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The game is still called 圍棋 wéiqí "Go". The playing pieces are called 碁石 goishi "stones".
I just made the title "Game of Stones" as a play on the popular show "Game of Thrones" I did mention the joke in my description. ^^;
And since Spike is eating the jade stones, it seemed more appropriate. ^_^
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beirirangu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well when you put it that way, it makes sense... but still, when I think "game of stones" I think of mancala
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SaturnGrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that was mentioned by one other too. ^^;
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extraphotos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Artist
Spike wooot did i do
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