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Fanart - MLP. Cadance's Nightmare by jamescorck Fanart - MLP. Cadance's Nightmare by jamescorck
In the spirit of Halloween, I'm going to try my best and bring you horror themed pictures until the 31st. I might be slow on producing them, but hey, I miss doing sketch a day.

You know who I think is a good pony? Princess Cadance. I know there are a few peeps here and there who don't really like her, but to me she is one of the nicest, most likable characters in all of Friendship is Magic. "A Canterlot Wedding" had some great character development for Cadance and Shining Armor (and Twilight), at least in my own humble opinion.

So you have to understand that drawing this picture kind of rips me appart. I blame my randomizer app in my Android that gave me Cadance's number when trying to decide which pony to draw. I literally groaned outloud when I saw her number coming up. I don't like to see her suffer. I think we don't like to see our characters suffer. Well, maybe a little. But that's because it's even more awesome when they overcome their fears, dusting themselves off as they get ready for round two.

Speaking of fears, I always found the word "help" to be possitively terrifying. If you hear that word you know that, whoever is saying it, is in deep trouble, and whatever the trouble is you want to stay away from it at all cost. Your survival instinct wants to make you stay as far as possible from the menace that's causing that poor person to cry for aid. You can fight against it of course, but your first reaction will be to run away. Always. I think it's a wonderful dramatic resource to use in horror movies. Personally it causes a very powerful response in me. I am conflicted. I don't know if I want to help that one in distress, or run away from them and whatever is haunting them. It's never something good.

Just look at Cadance. She's crying in despair, screaming at the top of her lungs for those she loves, not sure if they are around or not, or if they will even save her. And what's chasing her? I honestly don't know. I wanted to leave the creature/individual/monster/menace to be undefined, so you all can fill in the gaps. Because the core of horror lies not in what is chasing us, but in what we think is chasing us.

Art by James Corck.
Princess Cadance comes from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and belongs to Hasbro.
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SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Did she write a book or something (Props to you if you get this reference)?
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mlpfan2013 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I hope it's scary enough. I should re-draw it with a lot more detail.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Exllcent work
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jisowthefleetway Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my idea on whats going on

She runs throe the streets, not a soul to be seen, crying for help as misery and sorrow consumed the would around her, and that filmier laugh echoed the empty street.

Cadence: How, he can't be alive, he just can't be.
???: Mehhahahahaha.
Cadence: Stay away, please, just stay away!

She runs throe a door and into a black room white white floor, she try's to turn back but the door is gone, and two eyes staring back at her, those maroon, green glowing, purple misted eyes

Cadence: Sombra!
Sombra: Hmhmhmhmhm

he moved forward as he began yo reform in-front of her, first the curved horn then gray fanged face, then some of his armor then his hole body as he waked towards her, she then fell back onto something, she looked to see what looked like a demonic foul crib, she looked back to him.

Cadence: What is this, what do you want?
Sombra: My sweet daughter.

He smiled at her with those demonic fangs, she quivers at him, fear began to rise even more as a small snarl came from him and his smile slowly dropped to mach the snarl, he the opened his moth and lunged forward , the last thing she saw was red liquid spouting from her chest as his face banged into it

Shining Armor: CADENCE!
Cadence: AHHHHHH!

She shot up, body thankfully covered in sweat and not blood, she then saw the face of her beloved husband, she the throw her arms at him ad held him close

Cadence" Shining!
Shining Armor: Its okay, its okay, it was just a bad dream, but its over now, its over
Cadence: Ye, your right, its over

She looked up at the night sky, funny, she can swear that even tho she was wide awake, those eyes were still watching

Daughter?
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weresoul Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
it reminds me of one of Slender's game, the 7th street one
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a big compliment, thank you :)
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DeathAdler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Why did she shout Twilight's name first?
Wouldn't she call for her husband first?
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
In a state of panic, which she is right now, her instinct will make her call for the one she has protected before, in the hopes that she will be protected again. Also, you have to wonder, why did I make a female character, who is escaping from something terrible, call for another female character instead of a male character first?
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DeathAdler Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Wow, that makes sense.
Thanks.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome ;D
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ForlanceAbice1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
... Hasn't she ever heard of fighting back?
You would think she would know SOMETHING about combat. After all, she suffered a changeling invasion AND her husband is in the Royal Guard, a captain no less...
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Take into account, this might not even be real. There are two ways you can see this.

It's a nightmare, and this being a nightmare one is always reduced to their most primal instinct, which is survival, running away from whatever it is that is attacking us. Cadance has no other choice but running away.

However, being this reality, I guess she will run away too. If you think the situation over powers you, you have to run away. It's the best option, if not the most sensible one. You have to consider that you might get killed, and nobody wants that. It's not about bravery, it's about preservation.
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AllyOJustice Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
She probably has quite a bit of Post Traumatic Stress after being beaten, kidnapped, and almost had her entire life and all of her dreams stolen from her. Just thinking about that makes my guts spin.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was so close for her to lose everything, I'm pretty sure she does have nightmares like this one every night. Suddenly I feel really bad for putting her in this situation.
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TzarWolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Sweet Celestia...I have many feels now...

But besides my manly tears, an awesome picture, and quite a bit of thought that went into it. I like that, very cool. I hate the idea of seeing our ponies suffer, like you said, but we know they'll get through...and a nightmare...is only a nightmare...

...right?
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmmaybe?
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paninitwilight Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
when your talking about the word "help"

its called the flight or fight instinct
the instinct of a human in a dire situation to run away from danger or fight it

Very good word to use in anything related to horror :)
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is a great word to use, it's so terrifying and chilling.
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Thelunarprincess Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
It reminded me of my perents death,*sniff tear
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that :C
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sakuravera Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh... at first glance, I thought this was another "scary" halloween pic... but your description made it all the more meaningful... after reading it, I could really see the emotion you put into it, and it actually made me cry a little bit...
Cadance looks like she's completely horrified, and hopeless... ;-; ogod, my feels... T~T

Well done though. :clap:
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I try to convey a feeling with both the picture and the description. They go together, it's like a small excerpt from a bigger story.
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sakuravera Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~!

You seem to do a great job with that. Keep it up! I hope to see more from you like this. :3
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All the way until Halloween, and maybe more after.
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sakuravera Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy: yaay!
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