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Pinkie Pie Development Sketch by LadyDraconic Pinkie Pie Development Sketch by LadyDraconic
Here's the story. When the MLP FIM charity auctions were announced I sold off my entire Pokemon merchandise collection for the Pinkie Pie sketch. It really meant a lot to me.

Why? Because Pinkie Pie was pretty much me as a kid. I was the one bouncing around randomly singing songs about cardboard boxes or whatever I saw. People HATED me for it. The amount of abuse I dealt with for it was overwhelming and I ended up hating myself.

Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic helped me stop hating myself. The more I saw the character the more I realized there was nothing wrong with me to begin with. I figured the auctions would kill two birds with one stone. I'd be donating to help my favourite country, and I'd have a piece of the character's history. Needless to say Pinkie Pie means a lot to me.

$1,300 doesn't get you very far in an auction, and I was outbid within four hours. I made a post on Ponychan, not expecting anything just wanting to vent. To my surprise when I woke up I saw Lauren Faust herself had posted in the thread asking for me to contact her! I seriously was blown away!

So I donated the money to charity and this picture sits by my bed. I absolutely adore it, it captures the randomness of Pinkie Pie perfectly! I can never thank Ms. Faust enough for this, and I'll surely never forget it.

I wasn't going to post this, because I don't want her harassed by anyone but I'm sure others would want to see a piece of this character's history so I hope she doesn't mind. X_X

This is an original Pinkie Pie development sketch drawn by Ms Faust herself in 2008. The frame makes it appear slightly wrinkled unfortunately X_X
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Racingunicorn653 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
also check this is out is kinda creepy that she was planning to make her a pegasus :(
Racingunicorn653 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
cute!!! i think she was based off surprise
Emby-Spark Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, her name was originally going to be surprise as well! :3
filledeneige Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I always wanted to be just like Pinkie Pie, but at the same time I would have wanted to fly! I wish she had been a Pegasus in the show; it would have been hilarious! Also I'm so glad you got something so special to you.
samsam2000000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME!!!!!! But, don't feel alone about randomness and singing, thats all me and my friend do at lunch XD
Maruki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. Who'd o thunk Pinkie Pie was originally planned to be a pegasus? I'm SO glad they didn't though. That'd make her only worse XD
Wint3r-S Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its funny that even in the early stages of development, Pinkie still looks a whole bunch of fun (even if that includes breaking the laws of physics, which is always good fun)
iaintyourmailgirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet story:)

wait... she has wings.
Saltythesovietseahob Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Originally, Pinkie Pie was another pony with a yellow mane and white fur called "Surprise" *I think*, but was later scrapped for Pinkie Pie. They just colour-swapped and removed the wings.

I think that's the story, anyway.

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