But if that was all I said about this piece, I'd be doing it a great disservice. Because even if it didn't have that element to it, it's still a good work of art. The colours compliment the emotions that go into a song such as this, dark, brooding, almost cold. The coloured outlines of the two princesses work particularly well, mostly because it gives the impression of the two characters speaking in secret, in the shadows, which I think was the intent.
The overall art style is very reminiscent of the show itself, which is always very impressive to pull off. The stained-glass window in particular manages to both provide another connection to the film it's based on, and to tie it in with imagery the show itself has given us in the past.
In terms of originality I can honestly say that I have seen few attempts to try and adapt a song like this into a MLP comic. So it gets high marks for originality. But the effort that's clearly gone into it, the skill taken to create something so like the style of the show, even the emotions coming from a malevolant character like Discord. These are qualities which must not be overlooked.
Overall this is a very impressive piece, even if it is only the first page of this comic series. I look forward to seeing what the artist does in future installments.
I freakin' LOVE this piece!
The lyrics are clever, the shots are dramatic, the lighting and style are all GLORIOUS!
INSTANT FAVE FROM ME, GOOD SIR!!!
Luna: Pero, no puedes. Tú lo amas.
Celestia: Si, pero...tiene que ser detenido
Discord: Querida Celestia, tu sabes que perfecto no soy, de mi locura no hay duda.
Discord: Querida Celestia, tu sabes que estoy hambriento, de lo único que no me puedo permitir.
Discord: Entonces Celestia, porque te veo parada ahí, con tus ojos que como llamas son.
Discord: Te veo, te quiero. En mi pelo siento tu sol, de lado a lado sin control.
Discord: Es Fuego, de el sol, que penetra mi alma. Un puro, deseo, que me incompleta.
Discord: Mi culpa no es, si me embrujo. Fue la alicornio quien la llama encendió
Discord: Mi culpa no es, si esta en mi plan, ignorando el hecho de solo ser inmortal.
Discord: Disculpa Celestia, no me dejes este hechizo poner, sino mi caos reinara.
Discord: Te amo Celestia, como el fuego del sol. Y por favor se mia y mia seras.
The artwork is fantastic, and the story flows beautifully with/without the music!
(Are Discord's wings left off intentionally?)
- Discord isn't a man. Of course, "draconequus" wouldn't fit handily into that line, since it swaps a one-syllable word for a big meaty four-syllable. I'd suggest "...thing", the ellipsis representing a little pause that can just about fit in the line to imply Discord himself is struggling with "draconequus", and then settling for "thing" is easily in-character for him.
- For correct grammar while keeping the rhythm, you can swap out the "only" in "the only thing in world I'm not allowed" and put in "one", so you have room for a "the" where you need it.
Mixing one of my all time favorite Disney Villain songs with Discord and ponies... You, madam/sir, are a freaking GOD!!!!