Aww, they're all sweet. Of course one draws my attention right away: Sharing the joy of reading, especially with Celestia's quiet pride at Twilight's sudden excitement. Oh wait! I was supposed to go to the Alicorn / Mommy Nearest picture first. That's terrifically sweet. Silver Snails is awesome too, and with the way they're sitting I imagine they're on a little "date" watching a play or something, though I suppose they could have been reading together too. (Lots of My Little Human fanfics in Equestria.)
Pip and his friend (Dinky?) are really cute together, very playful. Derpy attack is wonderful for catching Dash by surprise, but so right because of how Derpy always causes trouble for her. Is it Braynbow or Dashburn? Oh, it's just cute. And who can't laugh at poor Twilight Fartle. Was it Pinkie or Dash? ... or Rarity?
You're awesome with their expressive faces, and that's on top of the great body work and combined poses.
Nice work! By the way, that pony anatomy anomaly with Twilight is most probably with the flanks. When curled in a sitting pose, they should probably be further back, nearer to her spine. Think of it this way: imagine her, from that pose, standing. It'd place her legs a LONG distance from her hips in this case. O.o Resolve either by setting her legs back, or by decreasing the curve of the spine.
You'll have to forgive the unrequested advice. XD Artist-to-artist sort of thing. XP
With all the comments I posted last night I thought to myself I'll be surprised if I didn't screw up at least one of them! Yeah, I track every comment and reply I make and include the comment links in case the deviation or journal gets deleted (because the comments remain anyway). Usually I test links in preview.
Yes indeed. It has a lot more intrigue and some dubious characters to back up how the relationship develops. Intentionally or not, it plays into the original's mention of "...what is whispered in the back stalls can be just as devastating to a society," but with an extra kick.
I'll try to read whenever I have the time. I've been wanting to ask you this, the part where Pinkie pie sings(?) "I have a sis-ter, I have a sis-ter" does that mean that Pinkie is also Celestia's daughter, or its just Pinkie pie?
The stallion whom Celestia "had an indiscretion" with is implicated as Pinkie Pie's father, it all happening soon after Pinkie was born (to him and his earth pony wife). So Dash and Pinkie are half sisters only through their earth pony father. I can just imagine Mr. Pie freaking out if he learns about Dash, and I'm sure Mrs. Pie would be quite incensed at the revelation.