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Bad Dreams by WhiteDiamondsLtd Bad Dreams by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Yes yes, I know what you all are probably thinking: honestly the roles probably should be reversed in this picture and the Diamond Dogs should be having nightmares about the fussy, whining, drama-queen Rarity. For better or for worse though that's not the picture I felt like drawing, and besides I'm sure Rarity couldn't help but be creeped out by those ugly mugs (I know I would have been), and the subconscious mind is a rather powerful thing. But whatever the case may be, I had fun working on this picture and even if Rarity's bedspread did take me an inordinate amount of time for whatever strange reason... it always seems to be those random details.

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ZombieFX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Interesting. 
I guess she dreams of strong men? (after all if this was supposed to be a nightmare... i would had expected Prince Blueblood!)
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Creepypastajoe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student General Artist
nice picture but a bit scary :D
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those diamond dogs literally gave me nightmares. Worst damn thing I ever slept through. THEIR FUCKING VOICES MADE ME WANT TO RIP OUT MY EARDRUMS.

I LOVE MY EARDRUMS!!!!
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megawubs12 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
CURSE THOSE DIAMOND DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I swear to God, those three look like a bunch of rapists.
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
STOP DREEEAAMIIIIING!!!!
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Kopaa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this one. c:
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Thornblade Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just keep coming back to this pic, its so adorable, something about the fragility it suggest makes it so adorable
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Hayabusaoffaith Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stupid dogs!! You make Rarity sad!! *grabs Eustace's mask... and a sword*
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't worry, even though those Diamond Dogs really were somewhat awful, Rarity managed to handle them quite fine and underneath everything, she really is a strong and capable pony. I'm sure she'll be alright!
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Hayabusaoffaith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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derpy526 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Poor rarity
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know, though she handled them with aplomb those Diamond Dogs really were awful. I think I would have had nightmares too!
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derpy526 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
me too
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CyberPictures Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, WhitDiamonds, I see that you're replying every comment for like each of your artwork, but good artwork though.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I do my best to reply to everyone, it's true, and thank you very much. I'm very happy to hear you enjoy my work!
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't the Diamond Dogs have nightmares about her? Due to her "whining"?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
You should read my initial comments that were posted with the artwork in the description.
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Bunyu-chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Oh Gosh! Her face! It's official, everything looks 20% more precious (precious-er?) while sleeping.
In a way this picture actually kind of makes me think of one of my online friends who recently had trouble with chronic nightmares even though she usually never has them

But looking at the rest of your gallery I'm surprised there isn't a follow up picture with Applejack giving Rarity a comforting hug
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, haha d'aww! Yes indeed, you're probably right about that... I have to wonder why the idea didn't occur to me either!

But in all seriousness, thank you very much for the comment. While Rarity is obviously a very strong and capable pony, and she managed to defeat those Diamond Dogs handily that doesn't mean being kidnapped isn't a frightening experience I'm sure... I'd be surprised if she hadn't found that entire ordeal unsettling on at least some level. I really don't know what gave me the inspiration for this picture to be honest; it just came to me but I'm very glad you like it! <3
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Bunyu-chan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I bet it would be, one of my friends thinks somebody tried to kidnap her outside of a class and she was upset enough when they didn't even try to grab her, she just felt unsafe with how close they were trying to get her to their car and hurried back in the building.


That could be a cute picture though, but until you can draw it maybe this will do it [and hopefully I matched the writing styles , my online friend Poppun wrote the the cute parts (translation she wrote most of it) that's part of why it took so long, she's been really busy. She dosen't write as much as she'd like to but she writes some seriously adorable cuddle fluff when she does]:


"Are you alright, Sugarcube?" Applejack asked as she watched Rarity hurry back and forth in her upstairs work room in Carousel Boutique. "Yes, why?" Rarity replied "Well it's just y'look a little pale...er, more than usual...and tired" "I assure you I am perfectly fine" Rarity replied looking dazed for a moment before shaking her head to clear her though. "Look, ah can see where this is goin', Ah've been where you are and Ah know a sleep deprived Pony when I see one. Just sit down for a while, take a break and everything will still be here when you come back" "No need, as I said, I am perfectly fine" the Unicorn replied. Applejack sighed, that was one thing the two of them had in common, they could both be so stubborn, especially when it came to their work "Look Rare, ya can't push yourself like this, you're gonna make yourself sick." "But I-" "AND if you make a mistake b'cause you're tired you'll have even more work to do" "But I won't, I just need to-...to...ohh..." Rarity moaned, struggling to remain standing up and supporting her head with one hoof, fortunately Applejack helped steady the Unicorn while she quickly recast her telekenesis and gently set everything she had been using back down. "On second thought, perhaps a short break would be wise" she finally said after worst of the dizzy spell passed "Could you please help me to my room, Applejack? I still feel a tad woozy" Applejack nodded and helped the Unicorn down the hall.


Soon Rarity was seated in the middle her bed in front of a concerned looking Applejack "D'ya need me to get you anythin'? Sumthin' to drink or-" "No no no" Rarity interjected "I just need a few minutes to rest, I'm afraid I didn't have a proper night's sleep last night". Applejack's thoughts immediately went to the finished costumes "You didn't stay up all night workin' on-" she started. "No, not exactly" Rarity answered "I did spend more time than I had planned working on them, but I assure you, I went to bed at a reasonable time. Unfortunately afterward I had a rather...disturbing dream and when I realised I could not fall back asleep I decided to start my work day early"


Upon hearing her friend mentioning a bad dream the gears began to turn in Applejack's head, this sort of problem she knew EXACTLY, how to help with "Do you wanna talk about it?" she asked. "Oh Applejack! It was horrible! Those awful faces!" Rarity cried. Applejack climbed on to the bed and sat in front of Rarity "What faces?" she asked her voice more quiet than before "The Diamond Dogs! I dreamt that they captured me and forced me to work in their mine. I was alone when they ambushed me and nopony knew to look for me or would know. I was so frightened....so alone...." by the time she had finished Rarity was sobbing into her hooves and visably shaking "I'm sorry to trouble you, Applejack." she said wiping the tears from her eyes "This must seem terribly silly, a grown Mare breaking down in tears over a silly nightmare like a small Foal-"


"Ah don't" Applejack said softly, gently placing a hoof on Rarity's shoulder "The Diamond Dogs kidnapped you, Rare. Anypony'd be shaken up after that. And if crying makes you feel better, well, you earned th'right t'cry". This opened the flood gates, Rarity threw her front legs around Applejack and squeezed her tightly while sobbing uncontrollably, Applejack wrapped one front leg around the Unicorn Mare and gently stroked her with the other. "Shh, it's alright Sugarcube" The Earth Pony whispered tenderly "You managed to stand up to the real Diamond Dogs, the ones in your dreams can't hurt you. But if you dream about them again and you can't handle them alone, just call me and I'll come and introduce them to Bucky McGillicuddy and Kicks McGee for you" she finished giving her friend a protective hug "Thank you" Rarity whispered, her voice still trembling, Applejack responded with a comforting nuzzle.


They sat like this for some time, Rarity letting her tears and emotions run their course while Applejack stroked her reassuringly and provided both a metaphorical and literal shoulder to cry on, until several minutes had past and the latter noticed a distinct lack of noise; there was no crying or squeezing and she was no longer shuddering, she also noticed that the paler Pony's breathing was now slow and even. "Rarity" Applejack whispered, the lack of response confrimed her suspicions; her sleepless night and the excersion of crying had taken their toll on Rarity and she had fallen asleep. Applejack gently eased the sleeping Unicorn off of her shoulder and onto the mattress, she then pulled the blanket up from the foot of the bed, the edges weren't tucked in as tightly as they would normally be, but they were soft and warm and would do their job.


As she pullled the covers over her friend Applejack smiled tenderly at the peaceful expression on her sleeping face "Opps, ah almost forgot t'most important part" the Earth Pony thought, she placed one hoof on the bed and brushed part of Rarity's mane away from her face with the other, leaned forward and gave the Unicorn a light kiss on the bridge of the nose "Sweet Dreams Sugarcube" she whispered pulling back slightly. As she shifted her weight to move off of the bed Applejack wondered what she would do with the rest of the day; she had finished all of her work at the farm before going to visit Rarity, perhaps she would go home and have a rest too. Until she felt a slight tug, she looked down and saw that Rarity had one hoof on her own, Applejack's smile widened slightly "Ah guess Ah have t'stay". With that she slipped under the covers and placed one front leg over Rarity who responded by shuffling closer and giving a content sigh as she finally settled with her head resting on Applejack's chest, the Earth Pony responded by nuzzling her friend before joining her in sweet dreams.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, aww, that was "seriously adorable cuddle fluff" indeed... it was almost too cute really! I had no idea you knew Poppun but she is certainly a lovely girl, and thank you to both of you for writing a sweet little story for me, that was such a kind gesture! :hug:

Yes, without caring to elaborate I can say I've had an experience or two myself in my life, and I understand that sometimes certain events can have a psychological impact that we don't even fully realize until much later. I'm sorry to hear about your friend but it's a good thing nothing actually ever happened to her, and as for this fictional case with Rarity, while I know she is a strong pony as I said something tells me that if she did ever have feelings for anypony, she would sincerely welcome such caring support!
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RarityLuver214 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
If i was there, I'd beat their butts!!
Poor Rarity!!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry I'm late in replying, but all the same I do appreciate your taking the time to comment and I'm sure Rarity would too! I think she'll be okay though... she's a very tough girl underneath that rather prim exterior you know.
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RarityLuver214 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Yeah, i know what you mean. I just despise those guys so much.
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Ruyc Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Great, but actually I think those Diamond Dog woulb be the ones having nightmares about her
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
You should read my initial artist's comments that accompany this picture. ^_~ But all the same I do appreciate the comment very much, and am only sorry it's taken me so long to respond to you.
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Ruyc Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
my bad, but don't worry if you took some time, just seeing that you answered me is very good
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh no need to apologize, it's quite alright. And yes, I always make an effort to respond to all of my comments, even if it sometimes takes me a while.
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T-Man13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Aww,poor Rarity. But nicely drawn,nonetheless.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know, though I'm sure she'll be fine... she's a tough pony inside after all. And thank you very much for that! I think that of all my earlier doodle-pictures I made for myself, this is one of the better ones honestly.
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T-Man13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
She is very tough. You're welcome.
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phoenvix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
:hugs the Rarity: there, there.

Carrie
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw. I'm sure she would appreciate the gesture very much, at least!
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TheNinjaYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is it that she doesn't mind getting her ass slapped by a bunch of retards but will snap if she's called a mule... Then again, that is just rude. But both are...
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've wondered about many of Rarity's actions in that episode, and it's hard to tell whether she genuinely was disturbed by the fact that they hit her or not... I suppose one can argue that she only played up her response to the "mule" insult so that she break out the whining again (as she'd realized how much the dogs hated it beforehand and obviously, she was trying to convince them to let her go). Who can say?
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TheNinjaYoshi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm. True dat.
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JuliAnime Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really LOVE your work~
It's...magnificent
This makes me want to hug Rarity so badly
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, well thank you so much for that! It really is very sweet of you to say, and I'm sure Rarity would appreciate the thoughtful sentiments there, as well. ^_~
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JuliAnime Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome ^o^
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boomstix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
lovely expression, few people i know uses the ears to get the expression effectively shown in fan art
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think that's a shame honestly, because the ears really are a hugely expressive part of a pony, and can go a long way in saying a lot about what they're really feeling. Expressions and body language always have been extremely important to me though, and so I've probably studied them more than many people have.

That having been said that really is a great compliment to me, and I sincerely do appreciate it, thank you!
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boomstix Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
welcomes so rare to see fan arts using ears the way you do,heck even that how MLP's so cute they know how to use the ears well too
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Rarity forget about a bad dogs .
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think she has for the most part, but you know how sometimes dreams just come out of nowhere. And like I said, those faces are quite nightmare-worthy if you ask me!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Well,i don't know ask you, Well, i think i can image if she faces to meet dogs again.
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww. Poor Rarity. *hugs her* The bad dreams shall never come again.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
She'll be okay, but I'm sure she'd appreciate the sympathy nevertheless. Thank you for commenting. :aww:
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No worries.:)
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FreezingShock Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought this was one of the more disturbing episodes, seeing how it deals with kidnapping, physical abuse and slavery. With that in mind, I can easily see why Rarity would still be bothered by these events, even if she managed to regain control quite easily.
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