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Burning the Midnight Oil by WhiteDiamondsLtd Burning the Midnight Oil by WhiteDiamondsLtd
Poor dear Twilight, all those late nights of obsessive studying must doubtless do a number on you. And before anyone thinks to mention it, yes I realize the pages are blank, but feel free to credit that either to the fact that it was one of the books the parasprites got to, or that perhaps it's actually a blank journal and Twilight is now agonizing over what she should be writing. Or we can just go with the fact that I was in a hurry to finish the piece and might admittedly have forgotten all about adding text, but you know... whatever works.

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Reginart-Renart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can't believe I haven't favourited this picture yet. Man it takes me far back. Back in the early days of the fandom. Back to before I even knew who this "WD" was.

I love WhiteDiamond's work, and she is now particularly famous for her work with Rarity and Applejack, but this drawing, I think, is the first picture she made that I have ever seen. It makes me so warmly nostalgic. <3

I came across it in the early days of the fandom and it just became a definitive picture for me. All I knew is that I loved that coloring and how much of Twilight's character was shining through. I saved it. Used it as my Facebook display picture every undergrad exam session. And now it's becoming strangely appropriate again in grad school. XD It's been like a constant companion through the years.

Should have favourited this long ago. Finally doing it now.

Now I'm heading back off to work.
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arreisofavalon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can I use for a fic?
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:iconwhitediamondsltd:
WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh dear, I'm sorry I've been away and missed your request. But yes, if you have not already done so (or found a replacement by this point) I hope you will feel free to use it!
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arreisofavalon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've already been using it. *chuckles* I use it until I get a message back. ^^; If the message says I can't, then I simply find a new one then.
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BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Take a rest, Twilight. It'll do you good.
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AmethystForge Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
:icongrin-plz: Very well drawn, and the mood's captured quite well.
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:iconfangmoon-howl:
FangMoon-Howl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Welcome to finals Twilight.
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Twilight deserves a break. she's always hard at work doing stuff for the princess and all
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just look at that exhausted face! Poor Twily!!! She needs some rest! :(
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
lol
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:iconanon371:
Anon371 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Aww poor Twily she should take a rest :)
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Macbow333 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Midnight oil?! Filly, please... I'm burning up the sun just to say goodbye.

...or I'm burning the 2 AM oil just to look at ponies.

Whichever fits.
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hrostami Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
College life... :iconiknowthatfeelplz:
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Don't stay up for too long, Twily... you know you need your sleep to digest all that new information!

Lovely picture!
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I know that feel, Twilight! I'm like this either when there's tons of stuff to do or when I procrastinate!

Love the drawing btw :D
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cajobif Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
"How I am going to remember all those laws? I never thought becoming a princess would need me to learn so much about it.... and it's only volume 2 of 5....."

Awww... even looking tired, Twilight is so adorable.
Beautiful work
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Me after several days of procrastination.
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MalWinters Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know that feeling all too well, Twi :3 Nice piece, love the soft shading :3
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AceBlazewing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Poor Twi. She looks like she needs a hug, stat.
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Stuntpony Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
She needs a pillow and a blanket, not a hug. =) Hugs do not recover stamina.
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
...she looks more like she's burning the entire refinery!
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MammaWashu Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
That's the same look I get doing math home work
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JonesOmega54 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Writer
My face after finishing reading "THE KILL ORDER".
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teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Pretty much me whenever I'm listening to an audiobook on an all-nighter and I wake up an hour or two later and I missed part or a lot of it.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not going to lie, I do not miss that from my younger school days at all, ugh...
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Kopaa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'aww, this is too cute. xD
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry that I'm a bit late getting back to this now (unfortunately, this is often the case for me due to my general busyness), but thank you very much for the kind comment, I'm so glad you like it!
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mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Me right NOW :I
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh dear, I'm very sorry to hear that... I certainly hope you've managed to get plenty rested up again by now!
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mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I have :) Thanks for the kind response, I typically get a good healthy amount of sleep :)
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's good... I probably should make a more conscious effort to do so, myself.
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Sapphirefoxette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She looks like she's preparing for a final, great job!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I think we all can imagine that Twilight would approach any sort of school exam with manic studying to the point of exhaustion, like some other people I have known in the past. Thank you very much for the compliment, I appreciate it!
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Sapphirefoxette Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha well I'm sure not like that and you're welcome! ! :)
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KindergartenTeacher Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Those of us who "burn the midnight oil" really do deserve more credit. Society never gets tired of bleating praise for those who leap out of bed without a second thought the moment the sun peeks over the horizon. What about those of us who toil late into the night long after all those early risers (which makes them ALSO early go-to-bedders :sleep: ) have given up and packed it in???

Great expression on her face :iconepicclapplz: including even the hair! Even the candle looks tired.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha of goodness, this comment really made me laugh ("even the candle looks tired" as well, that's a great bit of praise!). Indeed, as one who has always naturally been inclined to be a night owl, preferring to tackle my work at night after most of the rest of the world has gone to bed, when I can draw and create in peace, I can really appreciate what you're saying. I'm very happy you like the picture so much, and many thanks for the reply!
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KindergartenTeacher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You are SOOO welcome. My pleasure! :D
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Dreedwin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cute! :D
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the compliment, I'm so glad you think so! And sorry that it's taken me so long to reply to you... I must have missed this comment somehow.
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Dreedwin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your Welcome!......and don't worry!
I'm used to waiting.......XD :clap:
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Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
That is fine man. We all have lives outside this little corner of the internet.
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well thank you, I certainly do appreciate the understanding!
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Tulsatrash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I wonder if we will ever get an episode where Twilight's habit of studying late comes back to bite her or all of ponyville like in that episode of Ed, Edd, and Eddy where Double Dee spends all night building a model bridge from toothpicks and becomes more and more useless to the other kids of the Cul-de-sac as the day progresses.


"Liberally apply toothpaste for cleaner brighter teeth...."
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
While I'm afraid I'm really not familiar with "Ed, Edd, and Eddy" at all, I have to say that the idea really would make for a very good episode, and I have to wonder why we haven't seen anything like that in the series yet! Hopefully someday, and whatever the case may be my sincere apologies for the very late reply... I'm sorry to say I have fallen quite behind in my messages over the past month!
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JohnnyCanterlot Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
That feeling when you need to stay up to 3 Am doing studies, I'm with you twilight
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know what you mean! It's been a while since I've been in that position with studies, but nevertheless I still remember the feeling and can relate with working late, sometimes. It definitely isn't much fun!

My apologies for my late reply, by the way.
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Portmeirion Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Writer
Eep...I can relate to Twilight here. I've had to go through this quite a bit myself lately, now that I'm back in school. You've done a great job of capturing that feeling in this picture!
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry to hear that, but at the same time I do appreciate the compliments, thank you! Though it's been quite a while now since I've been in school, I do remember that feeling well, and of course I do experience it from time to time with my work now, as well!
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emmanueljmoreno Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hard time?
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
She's just very tired I'm sure, after a very long night devoted to studying! I'm sure she'll be okay once she finally manages to catch some sleep.
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