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Left in the Dust by C-Puff Left in the Dust by C-Puff
Lightning Dust!
Because sometimes, you just had a dream that you just wanted SO BADLY that it ended up blinding you a little bit.

I stand firmly by my opinion that Dusty is NOT a bad pony. Reckless, over-enthusiastic and with a bad case of tunnel vision perhaps (in fact, more than likely) but I can at least understand her motivations.

Imagine dreaming about being a Wonderbolt your entire life, and then just being ONE step away from achieving it. Wouldn't you try and push just that little bit harder in the end to make sure you suceed? Sometimes, you end up pushing too hard. That doesn't make what you do right or automatically forgives bad behaviour, but it shouldn't brand you as being a bad person.

Get up, dust yourself off, learn, mature, and then walk away a little wiser, knowing that you CAN make that dream, but you shouldn't lose yourself while doing it.

*shrugs* or whatever.

I like Lightning Dust. I really... REALLY hope Spitfire gave her a second chance and didn't just expell her. That's not what she needs and it won't help her grow up a little bit.

*gets off soapbox*

...I have no idea what she's doing here, but in my head I like to think she's doing cloud canon-balls from the ground.... because wouldn't you?

I hesitate to call this a 'quick drawing' but it is kinda.

:iconlightningdustplz:

thank you once again for the feature EQD! Once more you guys help give me a much needed confidence boost :heart:
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PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New Deviant
Can I make a request? If not, thats okay. 😀
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, I don't take requests.
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PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New Deviant
Its okay, and good to know! I still love your art, its the best.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so very much X3
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PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New Deviant
You are welcome so very much.
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Abbeybunny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
May I please use this image for a story cover on Fimfiction?
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
If you credit me and link back yeah :)
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Abbeybunny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Yes
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FrancoisTheron Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I like that, because lately I've been told I'm a lot like Lightning Dust... But not in a bad way either.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Great piece!
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The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really cute.^^

LD deserves a second chance.:)
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I agree :D and thanks!
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The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcomed.^^
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
This looks really great! Thanks for sharing! :)
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you very much :D
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Your welcome. :)
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LumosLightning Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool! great perspective! I love Lightning Dust 'cept her helmet hair. :D
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great perspective, and awesome job on the BG. :clap:
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:iconc-puff:
C-Puff Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much! :D
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X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
very cool!:D
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Welcomes!:D
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Wonderful pic!
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
ur welcome!
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dashleigh Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am in love with the clouds !
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks :D
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xHardwirex Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find myself capable of forgiving Lightning Dust of what she did, she was just being a bit overzealous is all. awesome pic btw.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I agree. And thank you very much :D
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ertyez Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!! I love this one! :D DD ^^
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D
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Lisa-Glider Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good source of colors and the way you make the drawing come alive..:highfive:
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D Glad you like!
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Lisa-Glider Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
agreed with you on all points! cool picture too, i like the inverted perspective :)
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D yeah, I like doing fish-eye pictures with weird perspective XDD
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Now I'm suddenly thinking of playing this tune to describe this awesome pic! [link] :D
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
what a cool picture :)
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks :D
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Tuume Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Writer
Finally, somebody that sees that one mistake doesn't make you a bad person. I truly hope that she comes back; she has a lot to offer as a character and it's good to see someone that can easily match one of the Mane Six in abilities.

I like the colors and lighting. Her body looks natural.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D
and yeah! I hope they bring her back! She deserves a second chance.
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Rubynite Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm...I do love the colors. :D
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thank you very much :D
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jokergirl129 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful picture c:

I agree that Lightning Dust isn't exactly a bad pony per say. She just needs to realize that when she does push herself she doesn't do harm to others accidentally or mess up the others while performing tests. And that you don't end up pushing someone else, like a team mate, beyond their limits so soon.

She also needs to learn that it's not mainly about her in a way. The other ponies are working hard to make it into the Wonderbolts too and while she's certainly skilled and talented it doesn't mean she can just completely forget about the others. Once she learns this she has the potential to become a better pony.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D
and yeah I agree with you. I really hope they use her again in a future episode.
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jokergirl129 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.

It might be nice to see Lightning Dust again especially if she has learned her lesson since her first appearance and learns to care about the other ponies around her and that she's less reckless while trying to prove herself.
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