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No Threat by Mickeymonster No Threat by Mickeymonster
'Cause the night owns darkness itself, YIR. Silly shadows, thinking they had a chance to begin with, ain't that cute~

For any of you who has watched the fan made short "Fall of The Crystal Empire" (which can easily be found on youtube) here's my initial thoughts; (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

First of all, I personally didn't like the style of the armour-combat, it felt out of place to me. ( I'm pretty picky when it comes to designs and fan made works when there's put this much effort into it, the design of the armour and style of combat just didn't really click for me, I wouldn't be able to picture the characters ensue in that style of close combat, admittingly it looks cool, but I would have prefered if it wasn't there. I know little about the process of the production of the short, but if the battle style was referencing something current going on, let me know in the comments. ) I think that made it very distracting to appreciate the storytelling. The animation itself however was very well done, fluent, always moving, no akward long pauses, it was well paced, that along with character expressions and lip syncing. : )
The voices were nice too, but I thought Sombra's tone and dialogue sounded incredibly cliché for some reason. Maybe that's just me. It was the whole "mwuaha, I draw power from your emotions, join the dark side, I understand how you feel unappreciated for what you do for a living, yadda yadda yadda" deal.
I also didn't enjoy how Luna suddenly overpowered Sombra, even having the nerve to lecture him as his superior, degrading his own self worth as nothing but less than an ounce of what her own capabilites were capable of. Luna came off as somewhat arrogant, and the ending was somewhat anticlimatic. ( no big fan of Nightmare Moon ^^; )
But despite all the critique and complains, I didn't hate it, it was still a cool watch. :) Tell me what you thought about it, and if you didn't watch it yet or simply don't find interest, that's cool too.

Anyways, this doodle was actually inspired from a scene in 'Asterix conquers America'. :p

Sombra & Luna © Hasbro
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
" Luna came off as somewhat arrogant"

Well ... when dealing with an arrogant antagonist, you might as well become arrogant to him (her) too. That will teach him (her) a lesson. :-P
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
YIR? What is YIR?
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
just like 'yeah'.
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
You forgot to mention that Luna's voice didn't change when she became NMM.
Roth1000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I honestly thought that 'Fall of an empire' was a little unreal, but I still liked it. I always kinda vision Sombra being a bit more powerful then Nightmare Moon/Luna. Because Nightmare Moon was the first villain that the main six has ever faced, and they defeated her, they were inexperienced. I know that doesn't necessarily make Nightmare Moon less powerful or less of a threat but she didn't really show off how powerful she really was, on the other hand Sombra showed how powerful he really was when he attacked the crystal empire.

P.S.  don't think Sombra's really even dead. (despite what the writers said)  
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
But if the writers say so, how can it be otherwise?
Ggunsailor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Methinks he's not prepared for his whoopin'.
Canadian-pony Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, to be honest, I didn't like the ending. The powers she obtained were far more than her sister, and I mean, they didn't really keep Celestia around for too long anyway. The other thing was, I absolutely got chills when she said, " I am a nightmare. ". Not good ones. That line was so... something about it bothered me. Deeply. I can't explain, really..

Well anyway, I know they worked hard, so I can't rag too hard. But it just was the script to me...
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Same here. :XD:
ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's really stupid that king sombra looses to nightmare cheese, even more stupid for him to fear her, wtf, but ur right, they worked hard
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