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MLP - Cotton 'n Greg in the rain by merrypaws MLP - Cotton 'n Greg in the rain by merrypaws
Inspired by the famous wet-mane scene from episode 'Sisterhooves Social'. And oh look, Cotton's not a blank flank anymore! Her full name is now Cotton Patch. She's a seamstress, not the fancy design-y type like Rarity, but the kind you take your favorite winter coat to when you pull a seam or something like that. She specializes on fixing things.

This makes me happy for some reason. Cotton looks so pretty, and Greg looks so ridiculously smitten.

Sketched on train, inked in art history class.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Can you feel the love tonight....
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scionlight34 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm feelin the love!
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small-purple-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been touring your art work, And oh just oh my gosh, I've been falling in love with this couple, I can't describe it with words,but these two have have a much much deeper meaning to the world than what you think.
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GDeNofa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
So cute, nice touch with the heart puddles (:
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
wait....  *sees old post* -.-
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
O.O I NEVER SAW THAT
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Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I know this phrase is overused, but it is always true. This is still a better love story then Twilight.

(Abomination of a series of novels is what they are)

Cotton and Greg, I wish you many more happy years of love and harmony. :)
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
now*
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
rofl i just not noticed the heart shaped puddles of rain
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BigACC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please make a fanfic please!!!!!
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Nyerguds Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
These two are awesome :3
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I wonder how this happy couple would take to meeting Shining and Cadence....
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Realistically, it would probably be a moment of freak out on both sides. Shining Armor and Cadence, well, a CHANGELING. And Greg, lets just say that if Twilight was kicking changeling flank left and right, I doubt he would be too keen on meeting her big brother, who has every reason to be suspicious of anything to do with changelings.

But, if they actually managed to get over the bad first impressions on both sides, then they might get along. I like to think that somewhere deep down Greg and Shining really have a lot in common.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Maybe somepony else could play mediator; smooth things out initially?
A few come to mind: Fluttershy, Rarity, maybe even the CMCs!
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Fluttershy, yeah, I could see that. Though I think Princess Luna would also fit the bill, what with her being associated with the night and dreams and all such darker things that may be a little scary, but not really that bad.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I think poor Greg would be even more scared of Luna than he is of Shining. XD

Greg: "Oh... h-hello, Y-y-your Highness..." (under his breath) "Oh please don't banish me, please don't banish me, please don't banish me.." D:
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Luna would most likely remind him at least somewhat of Chrysalis. He'd probably slip a few times and call her 'My Queen' or something like that, which Luna would find both confusing and kind of flattering.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
It'd probably take Cotton to help him break the habit. XD
("Greg, sweetie; that's Luna, not...you-know-who.)

Or maybe Luna herself! She comes into Greg's dream, concerned about his apparent fear of her, and the two eventually chat.
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zsxd Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I've been trying to find it for weeks, oes anyonw know wher this pairing came from?
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
They're mine, simple as that. I came up with the characters, I drew them, and that's that.
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Raydhen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Symbiotic Mutualism Yaay
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Kage-Kaldaka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I get a vector/png of Cotton's cutie mark? I'm making emblems for my favorite ponies, and I would like to make one for Cotton and one for Greg. Greg I think I will be able to use the heart from the original comic (though I may need to recreate it if it isn't large enough...) and D'awwww...I just noticed that all of the puddles are shaped like hearts.... so cute!!
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Sure. I just need to make one, since I don't have any pre-made. What size do you need it in?
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Kage-Kaldaka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
any size that is at least 1000 pixels wide and tall, since all of my emblems are that size. If it is 1000 I can shrink it/increase it as I need to without much trouble.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Okay, my old Photoshop has decided it doesn't like the newer versions of Windows, and is refusing to save a PNG. Could I email you the PSD files?
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Kage-Kaldaka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sure, I will send you my email in a note.
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WhiteHorseGirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
I always love this pair. And I'm enjoying the speculation about Changeling biology/ecology in the comments here.
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DoomedLucid Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Huzzah!

And we get to see her cutie mark. Nice.

Best ship ever. Sorry I never wrote that fanfic. I just felt like I couldn't do it justice.
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
i love these two together :love: thank you for making another deviation of them
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geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
More happy things need to occur (or at least be portrayed) in the rain, 'cause those lurve-puddles are ludicrously cute. Plus, props for a clever alternative spin on Equestria's answer to incubi/succubi...freely-dispensed affection might or might not prove more nourishing than the brainwash-induced variety, but it sure doesn't hurt interspecies relations.

Completely random thought: Queen(s) aside, are rank-and-file Changelings exclusively male, or just not all that sexually dimorphic when uncloaked? I've stumbled across plenty of Changeling royalty OCs, but most of the fanon 'drones' seem either male or gender-neutral.

Ah, and speaking of dark chitinous things: that Alien vs. Pony fic finally seems to have wrapped up-and while the bodycount didn't rise much further, things took a patently unexpected turn. [link] Check it out as time allows, and apologies for my pathetic case of commentator's block.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I believe this calls for some "All you need is love, love..."

I kinda figure that the regular changelings, the 'workers' for the lack of better word, can be either male or female, they just aren't physically all that different. Also, if we go with the insect analogy, one might expect that there are different roles the workers can play in a hive, so it might be that the females are more involved with maintaining the hive while the bigger, more aggressive males act as guards and protectors. In my headcanon that explains why Chrysalis' infiltration force consisted mostly of apparently-male changelings.

And I've read the Alien vs. Pony fic already. Much love for little Scuttles. <3
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geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
May Scuttles II's journey be long, joyous and (mostly) acid-spray free...and may that Yautja who ganked Scuttles I not cotton onto the loose end Our Littlest Xeno(R) represents.

As for Chrysalis' force being primarily stallion-equivalent raiders...works for me. Especially in light of the hilarious thumping they took from Our Heroines(C) before sheer weight of numbers decided things. Sure made short (albeit mostly off-panel) shrift of the regular Guard, though.

Two further chestnuts:

(1) Given the sort of 'lone wolf' work that seducing & psi-vamping off a host (or more) entails, I have to wonder how dependent individual Changeling adults are upon the hive structure. Perhaps their primary purpose beyond self-sustenance involves 'tanking' up on excess mojo to keep the hive tenders, nymphs & Queen happy.

(2) Another indirect head-scratcher: can solo workers/warriors/whatnot reproduce (be it with their own, or other interested parties), or might that be a Queenly duty?
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
1) That sounds just about right for me. I figure individual changelings can do well enough alone, but in groups they can build a larger reserve of energy, so to speak.

2) The idea of the queen being the only one to reproduce just doesn't seem logical in this context. Mostly because, let's face it, having enough babies to populate a hive in a relatively short time does require some anatomical attributes which Chrysalis obviously doesn't have. Besides, the idea of all the changelings being Chrysalis' children makes me shudder. Just a little.
I think that in this area changelings work the same as ponies. The queen only reproduces to continue the royal line, and the workers produce more workers. Though I imagine they don't often form the same type of family units as ponies do. Young changelings are propably aware of who their sire and carrier are, but the actual upbringing is more of a communal job.
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geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Fair enough when it comes to the squick factor & impracticality of one-'mare' swarm production. Plus, the communal angle is vaguely insectoid without overplaying the parallels, since Changelings clearly aren't total organic automatons. Which of course brings us full-circle to Equestria's latest Odd Couple(R).

Ooh, fun thought: Greg taking cover beneath Cotton from a pair of overzealous dracopony Guard wannabes.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Dracopony? You mean Luna's guard, like the ones we saw in Luna Eclipsed?
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geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I was thinking more along the lines of Tinder & Filligree gettin' up to mischief at the next cross-racial BBQ, but Night Guards out to get their own back makes even more sense.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
... You give me beautiful, beautiful ideas.
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UWoodward Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Gah! I love these two so much!
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GeneralCloudhammer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Awwww, so adorable
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SplurdJer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I think I will forever be a sucker for Cotton and Greg.
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SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Cotton looks like the kind of mare you'd bring home to mama. Or . . . not, considering she might try to eat Cotton's love.
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merrypaws Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Yeah. Family reunions are murder.
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FaultBat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my OTP. SO MUCH.
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emeraldgaze Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Writer
awww they're so cute
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Wildphoenix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
heh with her mane like that, and that cutie mark she looks like Patch (no last name) from Tales... maybe.... nah.
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Bioblood Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Awww they look so cute together, I 100% approve this Couple ^^
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
*fanboy squee* Your Heart nom series is one of the best things I have had the pleasure to look at. You do a fabulous job of drawing them in nice poses. I really hope that somebody makes an aproved fanfic of this.
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Kage-Kaldaka Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! These two are so freaking cute! I think that if they were on the show they may possibly replace my favorite ship of Fluttershy/Rainbowdash....they are just so sweet and cute together^^
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Drizzerey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
These two are so cute I love it!
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Erivel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it!
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