Just Because I Want to Show it Off...

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IrishMexicanViking's picture
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Joined: 12/07/2016

I have no reason for posting this other than being super proud of how it came out. I'm not much of an artist, but today I got inspired to draw my friend, his best friend and myself in our uniforms...


As ponies.


And I just can't get over the uniforms! They came out soooooo good!

This is a hilarious/dramatic story that my friend and I came up with and dragged his best friend into. Its set during WWII and we are fighting on the Eastern Front of Russia against the Nazis. But we all have very different ideas as to who is right in this conflict, so there is a lot of fighting going on between us as well. (No joke, my friend actually stabbed me with an icicle last month to overthrow my opressive rule as he called it, since I'm the Nationalist. XP Nevermind I may have attacked him first... *cough cough*)

So from left to right, The Nationalist (myself: a Kuban Cossack girl who wants freedom for Russia. Democracy for Russia, yay!), The Soviet (My good friend, a Cossack-turned-Soviet during the Russian Revolution who saw the inequalities of the masses and fought for peace in Russia. All he wants is peace, really.), and The Tzarist, (our third friend, a Don Cossack, who fought for the Tzar during the Russian Revolution and wants to restore the peace and the way things were.)

All three think they're right, all three will fight to the death for their beliefs...

But can they overcome their differences to fight an even greater threat, the Nazis? XD


Soooo random and nerdy, I know, but I was too thrilled not to share this. I hope someone out there likes it. :) Thanks for reading.


Oh and P.S, what I wrote in Russian underneath translates as, literally, "Team Russia: For Russia!"





Меня зовут стойкий жук!

*cough cough*

Or not.


Here is a Russian doing the Cossack dance for you to enjoy.


To see my characters and dragons, drawn by the amazing artists on this forum, check out my Imgur:

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Stormstriker217's picture
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Joined: 12/27/2016

That's awesome! :D


And while we're on the subject of ponification...

Ta-da! Freefall, aka MLP me.

(yes, I know it's horrible, but I've never drawn ponies before, OK?)

Also known as organized chaos. Like me!
Perpetually under construction. Please, wear a hard hat. It's for your own safety.
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My eggs and I really appreciate it!
Hi, I'm Stormstriker.
You can call me Storm, or Stormy.
Or even just “that weird girl with the color-coded signature”.
Some stuff about me:
I'm female (if you couldn't guess).
I love reading.
I do circus in my free time.
I hate math.
I don't really have a life.
I'm not very religious.
I procrastinate. Constantly.
And that last one’s a biggie. If I've ever not done something that I said I would, just send me a PM. It probably just got lost on the massive mountain known as Things I Need To Do. It terrifies even expert climbers.
With that said, I am taking drawing requests! Just dragons right now, but if you want an OC of yours drawn, I will likely happily draw it for you. Just one teensy little thing- no rave Night Furies. Please?
Currently drawing for:
Starke Raving Madmen
I am not perfect. Please don't expect me to be perfect. I will disappoint you.
Thank you.
I'm a fangirl. And a shipper. Right now, I'm obsessed with Doctor Who, Merlin, Sherlock, Harry Potter, How To Train Your Dragon, Percy Jackson (and related), Warriors, various cartoons, and probably countless other things that I forgot to list.
I'm a proud Hufflepuff!
FBAWTFT is amazing, let me tell you. And Newt Scamander. ‘Nuff said.
Well, if you've kept going this far, then I guess that means I haven't bored you to death yet. Or maybe I have…
Anyway, now we get into some of the interesting stuff.
Copperblaze Freyhelm
(also known as ‘that former self-insert that somehow developed a personality’)
by Fireflash
Copperblaze grew up in the midst of the Dragon War, near-miraculously surviving and staying completely intact through the chaos of it. Not one for pessimism, she did her best to cheer the village up through something she learned early on: pranking. While certainly never able to rival the infamous twins, Copperblaze was soon regarded as one not to mess with unless that Viking wanted their best axe tied to the rear end of a particularly grumpy yak.
But don't get her wrong, she wasn't really a wild, raucous prankster. Well, okay, maybe a little. Or a lot, actually. Secretly a kind, quiet, and empathetic individual at heart, Copperblaze could often be found reading and drawing. Of course, that was when she wasn't doing her best to cause mayhem and laughter, which took up most of her time.
Then the chief’s son saved the village on a Night Fury, and the world turned upside down. Dragons… were the friends of Vikings now. Copperblaze could barely contain her excitement. So many new possibilities had opened up! And not just for pranking, either.
While her pranks had done their job to make the village an overall happier place, they sometimes ostracized her from others her age. Now, this was her chance: to form a strong, lasting bond, to have and give everlasting trust, to have real friends, for once in her life!
Sadly, dreams didn't always come true. Though Copperblaze was among the first to enroll at the newly-established Dragon Training Academy, no dragon there seemed… right for her. Nadders were too vain and flighty, and the Gronckles were too lazy and slow. Nightmares? Too fiery. And don't get her started on the Zipplebacks. That had not been a fun week. 
Even that time she'd been offered a Whispering Death egg, still nothing happened. No bond formed. No realization of ‘this is my best friend’. Well, she'd managed to develop a serious phobia of the species in general, but Copperblaze didn't like to talk about that. You know, at all.
Alone again, Copperblaze resigned herself to her grounded fate. Until one day, in an abandoned clearing in the middle of the woods, she encountered a young, purple Skrill… but that's another story...
...which can be found here!
Thanks so much, IrishMexicanViking! It's so awesome, I literally can't put it into words!
Seriously, read it. It's the best.
by Vanilia Viking
No one knows who Raika’s birth parents are, not even Raika herself. All she knows is that if the teal Stormcutter that raised her from the egg isn't her mother, then something's seriously wrong with the world.
An excitable hatchling, Raika was always bouncing from one thing to the next, curious about everything around her. Getting into all sorts of danger was her best skill, and she'd frequently ticked off older dragons in her frequent mischief.
Raika wasn't old enough to understand why her mother suddenly separated the pair from all contact with other dragons, but she certainly was old enough to understand that she didn't like it one bit. Chalking it up to Windchaser’s overprotectiveness, Raika did her best to convince her mother that the bigger dragons weren't going to harm her, but to no avail. Windchaser would not budge.
Then a Prickleboggle came across them one day, informing the pair excitedly that the War had ended and the Queen was dead. Raika was confused. Windchaser, wanting to shelter her from the terrible War, hadn't told her anything about it, other than Vikings should be avoided at all costs, and so should unfamiliar dragons.
Then, for the first time that Raika could remember, her mother willingly left her side, with instructions to stay put and to not go looking for trouble. But of course, Raika didn't follow that. Curious about what her mother was doing, she decided to secretly tail her. Windchaser knew her way through the thick fog that surrounded Dragon Island. The problem was, Raika didn't.
Lost and disoriented, the young Skrill landed on a Viking-inhabited island that she'd never seen before, needing to give her tired wings a rest. It was there that, in a clearing she thought was unoccupied, Raika met a young Viking girl- starting off a new generation of mischief-making that no one was prepared for.
by Vanilia Viking
The day Windchaser found an abandoned Skrill egg would change her life forever, but for better or for worse? Often, she wasn't quite sure.
Having escaped the rule of the tyrannical Queen, the Red Death, Windchaser had left behind everything she held dear, including her beloved mate and any chance for hatchlings of her own. So when one was given to her, out of the blue, the motherly Stormcutter couldn't have left it behind if she tried. 
She couldn't, no, she wouldn't, leave the egg to the horrible fate of growing up without a family. And small though the family was, Windchaser vowed to do her best to take care of the Skrill hatchling.
Unfortunately, that particular Skrill hatchling proven to be very hard to take care of. Raika was continually getting into trouble of all sorts, and it was all Windchaser could do to keep her at least marginally safe. And when the little dragon learned how to fly, all Helheim broke loose.
When word was received that the Queen was searching for her former subject back, a desperate Windchaser was forced to take them both into hiding, an act that she feared would crush her young daughter. While thankfully that was not the case, Raika’s naturally attention-seeking personality caused her to focus most of her attention to her mother. It was a good day when Windchaser didn't want to tear her wings off from the frustration, and those good days were rarely found.
When a Prickleboggle (generally trusted among dragons, no matter their loyalties) told Windchaser the news that the War was over and the Queen was dead, she was naturally shocked. The Queen was invincible, she couldn't have been killed- could she? Hopeful, but not willing to take the news for granted, she flew to see it for herself, ordering her daughter to stay behind and not get into any trouble.
Confirming the formerly wild statement, Windchaser was overjoyed. She couldn't wait to tell Raika that their self-imposed exile had ended, and went to tell her immediately.
So when Raika wasn't where she'd left her, Windchaser naturally flew into a panic. Frantically searching every empty island in the area, her search was turned toward some of the not-so-empty ones, eventually finding her wayward daughter- but in the company of a Viking? Windchaser’s motherly instincts kicked in. Who knew what that Viking would do to her hatchling?
Eventually, after much convincing from Raika, Windchaser was finally able to see Vikings as people just as much as dragons were. She was still protective of her daughter, but after warming up to some of the non-dragon inhabitants, was much more comfortable letting Raika spend time among them.
And of course, that Viking that Raika always hung around with was officially adopted into the family, too. With the amount of time those two troublemakers spent together- well. It'd be just silly not to.
More coming soon!
(in no particular order)
Thanks so much to everyone who's drawn anything for me! I love them all!
Copperblaze by TosiLohi
Raika by Okamisusi
Raika chibi by FloofQueen
Dustcloud by Dragonist Hellen
Valentine Dustcloud by FloofQueen
Glowspot, my Mythical Whale Shark by Wutend Bonfire
Find his story HERE!
Raincloud, my Shadow Hunter by ScarfyWings
Find her story HERE!
Sunburst, my Vesupa by Bavelly
Torchburn, my Ukrainian Mistus by Megaboltphoenix
Peanut, my Night Hunter by Bluemoon20523
Copperblaze by Lululu6161
(did I miss something? I feel like I missed something... tell me if I missed something...)
IrishMexicanViking's picture
Viking Warrior
Joined: 12/07/2016

Stormy, that's adorable! I love it! :D Your pony is sooo cute! I can't do digital art for the life of me, so I love it! :D You did a fabulous job on your pony self. :) Freefall, hehe, I love it. :) 


My pony name is Calamity Pen, so despite the fact I'm currently engaged in a war against fascism as a Kuban Cossack Nationalist, my true pony name is Calamity Pen, and for good reason. Disaster follows me everywhere... XD


Love your pony!

Stormstriker217's picture
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Joined: 12/27/2016

Aww, thanks! I updated the design, though, because I couldn't keep cringing every time I looked at it.

Obviously my hair isn't quite so... cherry-like IRL, but this is MLP. I don't think 'drab' exists there... XD

Now I just need to figure out how to incorporate silks and/or trapeze into the cutie mark without making them look like curtains... hmm.


Freefall definitely suits me as my pony name, I'm forever jumping off the highest things I can get to that won't cause me to break all of the bones in my body. As soon as I'm legally able to go skydiving, believe me, I will be going skydiving. Calamity Pen... that is awesome, though. Hope you don't mind if I start calling you that, because I need nicknames to function in life. Just ask my pets.


Seeya Calamity!

IrishMexicanViking's picture
Viking Warrior
Joined: 12/07/2016

Drab? In pony world? I daresay, nyet, no, never. XD I like the redo! So pretty! And cutie marks are hard to decide. Maybe you should do a parachute?

I always wanted to go Skydiving, too, and even though I'm old enough I just...never did it? Too expensive. :P Besides, my horse taught me how to 'freefall' many years ago, so I'm kinda good at it now... ;)


And since we're talking ponies, here were my original Calamity Pen designs:


That's my...normal pony form? XD My Kuban Cossack days are far more serious. Its war, after all. B-) And I like the nickname, Calamity! I shall call you Freefall from now on, too. XD




Stormstriker217's picture
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Joined: 12/27/2016

I bet even their cold and rainy days are somehow still bright and colorful. Pony logic is occasionally hard to understand.


Hmm, a parachute, that's a pretty good idea! I was thinking something circus-related, but who says that that isn't? Besides, it won't get mistaken as a curtain. That's always a plus.


Okay, seriously. How does every single person on this forum have a horse other than me? I just don't get it...


Honestly, I think you're better at drawing pony anatomy than I am XD I apparently can't do simplistic things, oh well. And do you have a second picture in there? If there is, it's not showing up.


Also, I like that shade of purple :D


Nicknames are awesome. It's like inside jokes, but better! 

IrishMexicanViking's picture
Viking Warrior
Joined: 12/07/2016
Pony Logic

Ah, but see, that's the appeal of MLP, is just how random and funny it is. :) At least that's what drew me in. I thought it was a little kid's show until I watched it with my sister, and I laughed so hard. My favorite episodes were the ones with the Equalizers. One of my little sisters told me about it and said it was really creepy, and I watched it and laughed so hard because it was making fun of Communism, and I recognized all the history references. It was funny. :) 


I wasn't aware of how many horse owners there were on here until I joined. XD I find it funny that so many of the people who love and own horses love dragons, too. I guess its the correlation. :) Do you ride sometimes, though, even though you don't own a horse?


Yeah there was a second picture but it doesn't matter. :P It wasn't that great anyway.

Stormstriker217's picture
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Joined: 12/27/2016

Hmm, maybe I should watch more. Now that gets added to the ever-increasing list of shows that I need to watch sometime. So far I think there's at least 5 of them, whoops. Maybe over spring break...


I remember that one! It was good, but it's been a while since I've seen it so I really only remember the basic plot. I did catch the Communist bit though, I like it when there are connections like that. And of course I've got a (not-so)-secret love of metaphors, so there's that too XD


Well, I have a few times, at a summer camp I went to. I wanted to do it more, but honestly there's just not enough time in the day! School, homework, circus, soccer, 'nothing' time... I think my schedule's a bit full. And then I want to do more circus, and maybe take karate, and since there isn't any horseback riding near me, it's a bit hard. And then I'm doing circus pretty much all summer, then flying to Austria, so I'm pretty much booked :D