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MLP - Cotton and Greg in Equestria Girls by merrypaws MLP - Cotton and Greg in Equestria Girls by merrypaws
My, who could this strange couple be? They do look vaguely familiar...

Yes, it had to happen. Cotton Patch and Greg the changeling go to Canterlot High. It was one of those things I wanted to try, but couldn't really imagine until after I'd put it on paper. I briefly thought about making Greg a regular student, but then again, Greg's gimmick is that he's a monster that is living among ponies. Take away that, and he's pretty much only half the character he is. Therefore, he's still a changeling, albeit more human-shaped.

As for outfits, I knew I wanted to put Cotton into something soft and fluffy, like that turtleneck she's got. And a skirt with pockets. I can't emphasize that too much. Because you can be cute and ladylike while being practical.
For Greg, I had planned something more fantasy-medievalesque, but then that 80's goth-rock getup just HAPPENED, and I went: "Okay muse, you obviously know what you're doing. Carry on."

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kildeez Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
FINALLY!  And Greg looks like a BAMF!
artlover138 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I like to think that if changelings were humanized, their holes would be either a genetic conditions or a lot of deep bruising. 
merrypaws Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I don't think of the holes as flaws or injuries or anything like that. They just, you know... ARE that way.
artlover138 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
it's just a thought because being a reptilian dragon is what spike is and in equestrian girls and he was turned into a dog.
merrypaws Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
The species change is pretty much the whole idea of EG, but when it comes down to it, the character designs don't change much. Like the mane 6 keeping their very non-human skin colors. So in my mind, there is no need to change all these strange details about the changelings. Obviously the EG universe isn't supposed to be any more realistic than the 'normal' ponyverse, even if the characters are humans.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Cute work
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very good. An interesting pairing here.
whitefirebird37 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Puts me in mind of a set of characters from a graphic novel series called Nightschool (Weiryn chronicles). The school setting is particularly link-worthy - the GN universe is set such that the magic side of things are educated at highschools that act as dimensional portals once the sun sets; thus 'nightschool'.

Students encompass all the major and minor supernatural breeds to greater or lesser degree. And there's also a "slayer"-type subclass of human also known as hunters.
TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Yeay! Greg and Cotton again! I was missing them. :D
Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:  So sweet.
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