This picture is a birthday shout-out to the voice of Twilight Sparkle, the one, the only, Tara Strong!!! To celebrate the occasion, here's a birthday pony hug picture for ya!
I was originally making a birthday group picture similar to the past ones I've made for my DeviantArt friends, but something happened to the file and the Miku Miku Dance screen was blank. I was devastated, because I worked so hard on that thing and it just had
a problem 2 days before Tara Strong's birthday. So, I finished this picture to make up for this unfortunate event.
Anyway, this picture features me and my sister giving Twilight Sparkle birthday hugs at Sugarcube Corner and the other ponies, Spike, Yoshi, Bubbles, and Ben 10 are watching us in awe, or should I say, d'awww (get it?). I've been a big fan of Tara Strong long before she started voicing Twilight Sparkle (no joke), so this right here is a really big deal for me. I thought of doing this when I found out the actress's birthday last month.
I would've used an alicorn princess version of Twilight (considering she's an alicorn princess right now), but when I tried to wrap her hooves around me (or should I say my character), they ended up looking twisted and unnatural (if you know what I mean). (Sorry, SaziSkylion
, I tried.) The background was originally gonna be a background of Twilight's library (that was done by a Deviantartist by the name of The-Smiling-Pony), but MMD was being a jerk (if you know what I mean) and wouldn't load the background, so I was forced to use a Sugarcube Corner background instead.
I made a connect-the-letters "Happy Birthday" banner (that's what I call those) for the background in honor of the occasion. The Cutie Marks and the Omnitrix logo are not part of the background (neither is the birthday banner), I added them for the sake of this picture. Three of them are Twilight Sparkle's, and the other three are fanmade Tara Strong Cutie Marks. Those were made sometime after bronies asked Tara Strong what would her Cutie Mark be if she had one and she said something along the lines of "a microphone with a heart." If I had to guess her Cutie Mark's meaning (all Cutie Marks mean something, right?), it would be her passion for voice acting (yeah, girl!).
The 2 other humans in the picture are Bubbles ("The Powerpuff Girls") and Ben Tennyson ("Ben 10"). They are there because they are other characters that were voiced by Tara Strong (hence the reason why the Omnitrix logo is there). Bear in mind, this is the original Ben 10 (the one that started it all), not the "Alien Force" Ben 10 (Tara didn't voice that Ben 10). Yoshi is not voiced by Tara Strong (I wish), he's here because he is one of my favorite video game sidekicks (next to Luigi and Tails).
I decided to cut down on the amount of presents in this picture because I think that's one of the reasons that the above mentioned picture file got damaged to the point when it won't load properly. I have Scootaloo presenting an NES controller because that's one of my favorite retro game consoles (the same can be said about the Mario power-ups and Pokeballs). This is the 2nd time I have Apple Bloom presenting an apple with a Fire Flower coming out of it. Originally, Dinky was gonna present a Twilight Sparkle pony doll, but the link to her was down, so I replaced it with a pony doll of her mother (Derpy Hooves). I even added Twilight's Element of Magic crown to her head (you could say it's her party hat).
Okay, this description is getting a bit too long, so let me wrap it up by saying, Happy Birthday, Tara Strong!!! You are awesome!!! You just keep doing what you're doing, have a good life, and a happy birthday! I hope I didn't leave anything out, peace out, girl!!
Credits (for the MMD models/accessories used):
The Mane 6, Spike, Lyra Heartstrings, Bon Bon, Derpy Hooves, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna - ttasa
Apple Bloom -
Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Dinky Whooves -
Ben 10 -
Box - JordanWindows, Edited by
Element of Magic crown -
Mario Power-Ups -
Pokeballs (Master Ball/Quick Ball) -
NES Controller - Rothmatic, converted from Google Sketchup by AiDR
Bunch of Balloons -
Sugarcube Corner party background re-created by
Tara Strong Cutie Marks in background - NNUfergs
, and Vector-Brony
(Correct me if I'm wrong, I hope you all don't mind that I used them.)
With apologies to:SaziSkylion
Special Thanks To:Valforwing
- for making Twilight's Element of Magic crown in MMD
Tara Strong - for voicing Twilight Sparkle
All MLP Characters - Hasbro
Yoshi, Mario power-ups, Pokeballs, NES controller - Nintendo
Bubbles - Craig McCracken (the husband of Lauren Faust, the creator of MLP: FiM)
Ben Tennyson - Man of Action