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Embrace the Night, Twilight Sparkle by Adalbertus Embrace the Night, Twilight Sparkle by Adalbertus
Here it is, my 200th deviation!
And it took me almost a week to do for some reason... mostly because of Supreme Commander =P
So... a story behind this picture? It's chronologically the first of my vampire ponies, Luna turning Twilight into a vampire. How did that happen? Well, it was obviously a trap :D Why Luna is a vampire? Lets just say that being a princess of the night has it's... additional perks.

Next picture of the series: [link]

Edit: added this little piece. thanks to ~Shaleclaw for making it readable :)

This is not what dying should feel like!

The thought surprised Twilight. Of the hundreds of thoughts racing through her mind as her body was kissed by the cold embrace of death, this one had materialized suddenly and fought its way to the forefront. That single thought was now an anchor of her panicking mind.

The cold stone floor and gentle breeze in her coat, even wetness of her own tears and the burning pain from the open wound on her neck became distant, almost irrelevant in her rapidly collapsing universe. She could hear her rapid, shallow breaths and the desperate pounding of her heart as her body fought a losing battle to supply her brain with oxygen and preserve the last sparks of the life within her. Yet here she was, thinking how absurd this situation turned out to be—especially how her last words were 'yes, I trust you' spoken moments before a set of incredibly sharp teeth sank into her neck. It may have actually been rather funny if it wasn't for that fact that she now lay bleeding to death on the stone floor of a ruined castle that nopony ever visited; alone, save for the pony she had believed she could trust. The pony who was the perpetrator of the slow and agonizing death she was now experiencing.

She could not see Luna and she was physically unable to turn her head to face her. She fought to speak, to voice the single unspoken question to the Princess of the Night that her dying mind desperately sought to know the answer to: why? Why did she betray her? Why was she now lying here dying?

Another heartbeat passed and another burning breath filled her lungs.

More than anything, Twilight simply wanted to understand what happened. How is this supposed to save Equestria and her friends? She remembered the vision; she would die anyway in a pointless struggle to save other ponies. How exactly was killing her now going to change that?

Unless... It wasn't the dying part?

"Embrace the night, Twilight Sparkle" the soft, yet commanding voice of Princess Luna broke through the haze that almost completely enveloped Twilight's mind. "Join me, and become strong enough to save your friends and all of us!"

Twilight strained to hear another heartbeat. It never came.
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:iconholka5:
Cóż to moja pierwsza krytyka ale postaram się naposać najlepiej jak potrafię.

Naprawdę jestem pod wrażeniem techniki jaką namalowałeś swoją pracę. Naprawdę doskonale oddane światło padające przez okna.
Muszę powiedzieć też ,że anatomia kucyków jest bardzo dobra. Cienie na kucykach sprawiają wrażenie spójnej całości ,a nie czegoś wyrwanego z innego świata.
Krew na szyi Twilight wyglądą naprawdę realistycznie jak wyciekające powoli szkarłatne krople.
To co też rzuciło mi się w oczy to znaczek Twilight jest jakby to ująć naklejony na ciało tzn. jest zaokrąglony , dopasowany do ułożenia nogi ,a nie jak na rysunkach niektórych , pokazany od przodu.
Grzywa Luny z kolei sprawia wrażenie gwieździstego nieba nocą i wygląda to wspaniale. Ma też takie niesamowite świdrujące spojrzenie wampira.
Wnętrze komnaty jest ciemne i mroczne co moim zdaniem pasuje do klimatu rysunku. Osobiście bardzo też podoba mi się przejście kolorów na szybach.Takie piękne kolory nocy.

Jedyna tylko rzecz ,która wydaje mi się ,że tu przeszkadza to takie dziwnie małe skrzydła Luny. Domyślam sie ,że są złożone ale nie sprawiają nieco tego wrażenia. Według mnie Luna ma też nieco za mało przerażający wygląd jak na wampira.

Pozdrawiam i mam nadzieję ,że pomogłam.
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The plot of the story is based around vampires,which is used commonly,but never wears out and I'm hoping to see more storyline in the future,it's an epic idea and deserves more art as soon as possible.(NOTE:as much as I like zombies,I'm getting sick of them being the most talked about,I know it's not my place to decide on what you should draw,but I beg you not to include them for any other art,try mutants they're pretty awsome,thanks) and if you just so happen to be making comics on the subject and not just pictures I say go for it,the story has alot of potential and needs a title for itself,something like:Dead Moon Chronicles or The Nightmare Curse,etc,etc,you decide,anyway I wish you luck,what your writing just might be the thing we was looking for in a story. 10/10
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DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Good night, sweet princess :evillaugh:
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good night... one of many to come... 
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Penguinator24 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job.
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Read the FIM Story My Roommate is a Vampire? Vinyl Scratch scares me now, and Luna Isn't my favorite princess anymore.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh come on, it's not that bad, it's actually really cute :D
And why would Vinyl scare you after it? I mean, she's all loving, caring and adorable in her concerns :)
As for Luna... well, I agree that the story didn't put her in the best light, but she didn't have all that much to do in that fanfic and her role almost got reduced to that of  mafia boss at some point... still, a pretty cool fanfic :D
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
She's a bloodthirsty monster that Vinyl, almost killing poor Silver Star and that janitor, she and her kind want to exterminate every non vampire pony there is. How is that cute and adorable.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, her relationship with Octavia is cute :)
And it may be the fact that I read the story long time ago, but I think vampires and other creatures of the night don't really want to exterminate anything... I mean, it doesn't even make any sense for vampires, they need food =P 
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I just think vamp ponies are racist towards non vampire ponies, I also think they should stay away from and not mess with regular ponies.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In what way is that racist thing manifest? I don't remember anything like that from the story :| 

Also, they can't stay away from normal ponies, they need normal ponies to survive... you know, fo food. 
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SharpSaber Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
That's why Silver Streak is the good pony.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I'd call her a good pony. <_<
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Kerriecat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Luna's a...vampire? wow 
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not the most original idea, I have to admit, but it fits her so well =P
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Kerriecat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
:p
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DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
PLEASE tell me that I FINALLY have a vampy story that ISN'T overly ship-happy?
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... it won't be the main aspect of the story and I'd be focusing more on the actual struggle to maintain their friendships and old lives rather than set them up in unlikely romantic pairings and expect my audience to follow them =P 

There will be some romance, but nothing between main characters (they are just friends :shakefist: ) and it'll be done properly, without putting it too much into my reader's faces. 
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DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you SSSOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, you don't know how happy I am to see this!!!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I just hope i won't disappoint you <_<
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DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
You won't.  You're good at writing and art. I'm just aggravated because every other story that has a vamp pretty much says "HAVE SOME SHIPPING SHOVED UP YOUR FACE"
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's because they use the story as a pretext to put ships there... also, modern-day vampire stories are all about the eternal love and stuff like that. I prefer tragedy over candy romance. =P 
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DraconixSongnote Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Well said, and THANK YOU!!! :)
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InThyDreams Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Writer
Haunted by memories
That you once tried to forget
But deep down in back your mind
You know, you feel

In world of hate you search
The only thing you find is pain
You feel an attraction to others
But you don’t know why
You feel yourself lost

Running through the night
Looking for an unholy well
To feast upon the blood of ponykind
And give a sacrifice
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good choice of lyrics, but the music doesn't quite fit the mood. =P
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Snowdrop1985 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is epic and really fits the Nightmare Night, thank you for this awesome picture. :heart: (\s/)
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :)
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Ratwo619 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Artist
So this is Luna's turn heel...

Well... Im gonna make her GO TO SLEEP LIKE THIS --------> www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFzW_j…
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
emm... what? :paranoid:
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:iconratwo619:
Ratwo619 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Artist
sorry... Ill just say I like your art instead Sweating a little... 
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COLUMBINE15NZ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea! Fits Luna :) Y'know, my first thought was actually "Well someone's sore about Twilight becoming an alicorn!" XD
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5700002755 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
A what?
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:iconcolumbine15nz:
COLUMBINE15NZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An Alicorn. They're very powerful and extremely rare. Celestia and Luna are alicorns.
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh this predates Twilight's level up =P I have other plans for her in this story :mwahaha:
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COLUMBINE15NZ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh....should Twilight be concerned? XD
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well... that little change will completely destroy her view of the world, she will discover some things about the distant past and she will be forced to do some terrible things... and she won't be the only one

I think I really should start working on this project again <_<
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COLUMBINE15NZ Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...sounds almost like a supernatural/psychological thriller thing :D
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is, actually... and a horror too... with some romance and tragedy mixed in ;)

of course if I ever get to write it <_<
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COLUMBINE15NZ Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow lol. Sounds like you've got just about all topics covered.

Aw I'm sure you will at some point ;)
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah... adventure/tragedy/romance/horror... pretty much all the best tags =P all I need to do now is to write it down...
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
:iconsoosplz::iconsays3plz:...Go on.
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh there is more =P
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BellaEverdeen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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kara-li Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i like that take on luna
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In that case you should like this one: [link] :D
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temporos Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She doesn't look like she's bleeding to death. She's barely bleeding at all. :O_o:

Secondly, where is the rest of this fic? I want to read it! :eager:
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Adalbertus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She lost a lot of blood that is now In Luna's belly ;)
Besides, I wrote this fragment months after the picture was done, so my concept evolved a little =P
As for the story... I'm working on it in my free time. I'll get it done eventually, I hope.
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't notice Luna was a vampon until the second time I looked at this! XD
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, she's a proto-vampire, the source of all vampires, but not quite vampire herself :D
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I meant vampony, that probably looked so wrong XD
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:iconadalbertus:
Adalbertus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's ok, I don't even notice things like that on the internet =P
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