It looks nice...I really love rarit's new hairstyle
There seem to be several artists these days who make their ideas of a rainboom-less universe, including me. Here is my take: kivand6 .deviantart.com/gallery/#/art/MLP-concept-Without-the-rainboom-441240827?_sid=4b99ed9c
Huuuuuh. But if there was no sonic rainboom, wouldn't Twilight have failed her entrance exam and not hatched Spike, thus making this scene impossible? Guess I'll have to read that fic ~Owenashi mentioned if I want things to make sense?
For those looking for the fanfic that this is based on, it can be found here - www.fimfiction.net/story/62040… While the original story isn't completed yet, the writer is also writing a second story in the same continuity based around the framing device of a 'rock opera' which explains Celestia and Luna's separation 1000 years ago which is also different then canon. If you have an interest in the music of the Protomen, you might want to check it out - www.fimfiction.net/story/10345…
There's a Rainbow Dash! But Fluttershy wound up leaving Flight Camp the year before RD started, so she never challenged the bullies to a race (or at least not the one that would have resulted in the Rainboom). Instead, she and Gilda goaded each other into trying to pull an extremely risky stunt that ended with Dash mangling her wing beyond repair upon crashing in the middle of the Everfree Forest, where Zecora nursed her back to health and eventually became her mentor.
Rock/gem farm rarity? interesting. i'd be interested to know how rarity got spike. (which could happen since twilight probably would'nt have passed the exam. Also, i would like to say i love the lighting you employed here. There's a bit of a dark negative shade coming from the angle that the mane 6 probably never met (probs, idek this story), and yet the morning light gives a positive and hopeful feeling for this cute little moment between rarity and baby spike. (or whatever she named him). Negative but positive and heartwarming. Very heartfelt and difficult to capture. Good jorbbbbsss!