"It started to snow, lightly at first, but soon it became too heavy for me to see further than a few steps in front of me. The wind picked up, howling and whirling all around me. I was almost sure I heard hoof-falls in among the sounds of the blizzard, but I couldn't see anypony.
"I stopped walking and tried to fly up to escape the storm, but a strong gust caught me and blew me back down. I tried again, this time abandoning my saddlebags to shed weight, but the wind seemed to blow even harder and force me back onto the ground.
"Unable to fly or walk out of the blizzard, I dug into the snow with my hoof, hoping I could dig a hole to hide away from the wind chilling my bones. But as soon as I met the dirt that hope was dashed, because the ground was as hard as granite.
"I sat down in the snow, now completely out of options. The wind was far too strong to fly out of, the snow too heavy to look for shelter, and ground too frozen to attempt digging. I should've panicked there and then, but instead, I relaxed. I closed my eyes and for the first time in a while, smiled.
"Everything was going to be okay."
EDIT: Downscaled image from 1080pony to 720pony for better viewing and less lag.
The animation works better for me when viewing it in full view.
I shall remind everyone right now that the images in this series are not created and uploaded in chronological order. You as the viewer decides in which order the scenes go, and you can fill the blanks any way you can think of.
I am extremely proud of this one. I saw this image flash across my eyes on Friday night before I went to sleep, and I spent all day Saturday drawing it from start to finish. I think it has come out beautifully.
Still-image wallpaper version: [link]
Survivor Shy Gallery: [link]
(q)What is this?
(a-short answer) Survivor Shy, an ongoing series following Fluttershy on a mission to survive being in an Equestria in ruins, and to restore Equestria and ponykind.
(a-long answer) A project I began after binging on Fallout 3 and Fluttershy episodes. It originally began as a couple of pictures that depicted Fluttershy in an ambigious, post-apocalyptic setting. But since then, Survivor Shy has evolved into an ongoing adventure/fantasy series following Shy's journey to restore Equestria and ponykind.
(q)Where do I start? In what order do these pictures go?
(a-short answer) Follow them in any order, none of them are in chronological order, and I've left it up to you to work out the correct order.
(a-long answer) I'm experimenting with an unusual way of storytelling. I focus on drawing dramatic scenes that fit the basic theme of Survivor Shy, and once I'm finished, I write a story excerpt based on the picture. As time goes by and I complete and upload new scenes, the chronological order of the story shall become clearer, and the story shall practically write itself. Once I finish the 'last' scene of Survivor Shy, I'll see about linking the scenes together into chronological order.
(q)Why are your animated pictures so big? They make me lag!
(a)I'm a silly pony who likes massive pictures, but I'll downscale the gifs so that they don't lag so much from now on.
(q)Is this going to be Grimdark/Mature?
(a) I have no intention of drawing anything that could be classed as Grimdark. We're talking Disney-levels of blood and overall darkness. As for the written parts, I will not write anything graphic, but the written parts do have less-strict rules.
(q)Will Fluttershy die?
(a)I can't say exactly, I will say that she could die, but I'll never draw her dead or write words to the effect of "Fluttershy died". If your imagination says that she died after a certain scene, then that's your interpretation.