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The Haunted Canterlot by Vashar23 The Haunted Canterlot by Vashar23
But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's high estate.
(Ah, let us mourn!- for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate!)
And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.

And travellers, now, within that valley,
Through the red-litten windows see
Vast forms, that move fantastically
To a discordant melody,
While, like a ghastly rapid river,
Through the pale door
A hideous throng rush out forever
And laugh- but smile no more.

Edgar Allan Poe, "The Haunted Palace"

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Discord as Vincent Price in "The Haunted Palace" movie, many major characters turned to (paintings) ghosts who haunt the empty canterlot in a endless gala of empty memories

...I should REALLY try to draw a happy pony-fanart

all stock used credited in the links below
background: [link] (mostly a 3d render if you must know)
Discord: [link]
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ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
White? I think there should be chocolate in the glass..
except its white chocolate which would be akwards...
but since he is the "spirit of chaos"... i guess i could go with it!
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ArtistAreUs Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
LOVE IT.
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JJHatter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Where hinges creak in doorless chambers...where strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls...where candlelights flicker though the air is deathly still...this is the Haunted Canterlot Palace. Welcome, curious friends! You may not believe it, but beauty once lived in this castle. If beauty lives here still...show herself..."

(A ghostly image of Celestia floats past)

"Lovely, isn't she? Now, come along; I have more beauty to show you...farther on..."  Devilish 

Dialogue paraphrased from the now-defunct English narration for "Phantom Manor."

Sincerely yours,
J.
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Sketchesbyme Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow
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:iconhannajimashields:
HannajimaShields Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is so cool!
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zaneGrimm430 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I LOVE this!
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:iconnorthwestcore:
Northwestcore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This blew me away. Simple amazing.
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks dude
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn awesome man!
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:icondreamer-the-wolf-3:
dreamer-the-wolf-3 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it looks soo real !
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:iconandaverde:
andaverde Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
fancy Discord! :D
even Rarity would admit he looks good in that XD
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DeathLigerX86 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
everythings got creepy eye glow. discord is best vincent price!!!
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I get a whimsical spooky felling from this.
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I shall never allow Discord to win! NEVER!!

*fires the Heresy Canon at the evil draconequus!*
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This is so creepy and yet amazing.
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Herp-Teh-MUFFINZ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
No.
Sometimes there is too much happy fan art.
This...
Is good...
Now you need to find an author and base a Fan Fic off this.
It would be pretty awesome if it was done right.
Whilst I have not seen "The Haunted Palace" I think this picture is Astounding!
Regardless if I don't get the reference.

Also, Have you ever heard of slender man? You should try drawing a pony version of him. Slender mane as he is called.
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Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh yes, I've heard of the creep. He doesn't ispire me however, I think he is more suited for fiction

Only Discord is based on the movie, the rest is inspired on Poe's poem (of witch the movie title is only a reference. I just wanted to create the ghostly eyes effect
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Herp-Teh-MUFFINZ Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I think that he just suited your style of drawing.
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well, he IS a cool creep

maybe I'll use him as reference
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:iconherp-teh-muffinz:
Herp-Teh-MUFFINZ Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes!
Use him!
Make them see the evilness!
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:iconcajobif:
cajobif Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Fantastic work.
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:iconliamnaruto:
liamnaruto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
cool
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:iconkyt-xune:
Kyt-Xune Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Pretty sure this is what happens when Discord wins in an alt-universe.

I really really like this.
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is it just me or I made Discord look younger that usual?
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KeinZantezuken Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Count Discordracula?
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Possibly. My brother girlfriend said he looks so evil he should drink blood

So she was very shoked when she noticed he was drinking chocolate milk
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firefanatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Little did our chaos bringing friend realize that the mansion was haunted with the spirits of his worst enemies. He woke up the next morning to a curse so heavy, he decided he would prefer to be in stone.

And yes, the happy-pony fan-art would do you a world of good.
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that's why he's drinking milk, it works wonders on morning soreness and curses
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haunted castle! :o
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Evil glowy eyes of EEVILL! :iconmermaidmanplz: Also, applejack in the mural looks like Daring Do.
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
eh, problably the lack of hat

and that would be a window...
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Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right, a murel is made out of tiles. I mean stained glass window. Applejacks hair still looks grey though.
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yoyododo1990 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
AWESOME!!!
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:iconwaja-redeemer:
waja-redeemer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! So realistic!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good thing I don't need to visit my dad's chiropractor - he's related to Vincent Price - I don't think I'd be able to keep a straight after seeing this.
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He is?

does he share the creepy look?
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:iconmattatatta:
Mattatatta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
According to my dad, he has the eyes.
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spooky!
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:iconzechert:
Zechert Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
epic
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The-Dark-Lord-Link Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Well done!
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Discord as Vincent Price? That makes such an odd sense! But I wonder, who would be his Peter Lorre-esque sidekick?
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:iconvashar23:
Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would say Chrisalis because she is the creepyest and, you know, feeds on innocent little ponies
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Yeah, that'd work.
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