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Fighting is Magic: Twilight Sparkle by Yoka-the-Changeling Fighting is Magic: Twilight Sparkle by Yoka-the-Changeling
I want to believe that Mane6 still manage to make that game.
I want to believe that Hasbro aren't going to hunt down fan projects.
I want to believe that Fighting is Magic.
All the hope. Fingers crossed and all that.
Guys from Mane6 - I'm with you. You're awesome no matter what!

So I'm continuing this series.
And... welp! The last time I said that I might gone over the top, this time I'm convinced that I did. And the reason been that there's actually two or three layers of the background that you can not see because of layers above them. And it's all mashed up in one big crazy... thing... that you seeing. And probably no one except me will understand what's going on here. I mean, this scene happens in the library and there is a drawing of the library below all that: floor, walls, bookshelfs. With details and all that stuff. Can you see it? I doubt it. I can only hope that it still looks good.
So, as usual, I'll explain it a bit (this explanation part almost becoming a thing to me):
- Twi fighting Twi (in the library)
- One of them uses level 3 special
- The other one jumps away and blocks, but shock wave still hits her
- Library got terrably distroyed
"What is going on on this picture?"
I feel like this is gonna be the first thing many viewers will think.
All and all I've learned that I need to think through my art harder and better or I will do a lot of work that will not be seen.
But I hope you enjoyed it.

Once again - all hopes for Fighting is Magic. I'm not giving up.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Fight with all your heart's content, Twilight Sparkle!
khuedang129 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
timeice Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think it came out beatifully.
Ashoof Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
what an interesting picture! seems like there's a lot going on :D
lazkopat24 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fighting was magic ...
Ganondox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Fighting IS Magic!
KraStaX95 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some how it reminds me about dr.who on early days.. very nostalgic..
Legate47 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fuck Hasbro! They'll pay for stabbing us in the back.
Yoka-the-Changeling Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the problem is that Hasbro isn't a villain in that situation. Basically, they were informed about this game by some guy that totally knew what will come out of it. And after they were putted in the situation where they were clearly informed about the game, they had to C&D it or else they could lose their copyright.
So, basically, problem is in US copyright law and that one guy that decided to ruin everything by pointing it out to Hasbro.
Legate47 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't see how Hasbro would've lost their copyright from this, the game was non-profit, and Mane6 was being pretty public about their progress (which may have contributed to it's downfall) Also; Why would they let us create fan art, game mods, and even post full episodes onto YouTube but not allow us to make a video game. I do agree though, that US copyright laws are complete nonsense, and most of them are overdue for expiration.
Yoka-the-Changeling Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About the last one. Hasbro basically pretending that fan-stuff is not exict. And as long as fan made products arn't getting a lot of publicity they totally can do that. But in case of Mane6 - they were very much publicly acclaimed. And once they were reported, if Hasbro decided to do nothing - that news could spread around (by the efforts of that one guy that pointed at Mane6 in a first place, for instance), and then everyone would when "Oh? What? Hasbro arn't gonna sue as for anything?", and for sure there will be people that would like to make a profit out of it. And there you have a possibility of losing your IP.
Yoka-the-Changeling Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a lawer but as far as I know - in a situation where a company is informed that someone somewhere using their IP without their permission and they decided to do nothing about it - they can lose it. It's not like they instantly lose it but that way there's a hole in their defence, so to speak. And someone later down the line can abuse the fact that they did nothing.
The fact that Mane6 was non-profit and public about their development would not help that much. The only way it would is if MLP was a fair use IP or Hasbro desided to go out of their way and actually support this development. Also non-profit way of doing things is safer in case if Hasbro would found out. In case if they were making money out of it, it could be not C&D but a lawsuit.
As for fan art, mods, plushies and stuff - Hasbro deliberetly closing their eyes on that. And by that I mean - they do not search it.
Legate47 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have thought allot about what you have said, but I'm still seeing some problems with your argument. First, the selling of pirated copies. Why would someone to buy a poorly made knockoff when they could get the official version for free? Second, the game would have benefited Hasbro in the long run, the game was highly popular amongst the fandom and eventually other people would have been drawn to this game, helping both factions in the process. The brony community would have had grown larger and those new fans would've also eventually bought toys and other merchandise, which would've meant more profit for Hasbro.
mariokidd319 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fitting music: [link]
needthistool Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Once Faust has joined your side, NONE shall defeat you. This is the truth.
PotatoOni Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just awesome epic!!!

Yep, I also don't give up on it.
Since the main complaint of Hasbro was, that the Mane 6 beating the hoofs out of eachother my suggestion would be to add more characters from the beginning and make it impossible to choose two of the Mane 6 as opponents. Changelings, Iron Will, Diamond Dogs. MLP has a nice variety of enemys for the game.
Hasbro also doesn't really hunts them all down. They just want to make sure that noone screws up their license. I personally dont see anything bad in fighting games but since Hasbro doesnt wants that their show is related to violence (even when its cartoony and unbloody) they go against it. In general they even approve fan projects for the simple fact that they get free advertisement through this (Hasbro is smarter than most other companies).
verulence Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ShadowboltShy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I... can't... CONTROL IT!!!!
Great art of my favorite attack in Fighting is Magic. I really dig it.
And I want to believe this situation is too silly for it not to work out in the end. It would be in everyone's best interest for Fighting is Magic to continue. Including Hasbro's. Especially Hasbro's.
PaxLator Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Fingers crossed - We're with you, Yoka.
fart-wizard Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
SpikelyWhiplash Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Viva la Fighting.
Amana07 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will stand beside you OP, and give my hope as well; the one precious thing in this world everyone is entitled to and granted at birth.

Good job on Twilight's expression + the flourishes on her body. It helps give that sense of "action" to the overall image.
Northwestcore Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the art you've made for this. I still hoping that they are able to release the game in some form, even if they have to only use new characters.
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