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(non-canon) Survivor Shy - Staying Hidden by Mattatatta (non-canon) Survivor Shy - Staying Hidden by Mattatatta
"I found my way back in Ponyville, and hoped and hoped that I would find anypony there. I was frightened, hungry, and the overcast skies were bringing a cold chill that made me shiver at each breeze.

"But there was nopony there, and the town, the place that had been the birthplace of so many wonderful memories, was a mess. Buildings had collapsed and burned, and the streets were so awfully silent that I could hear my racing heartbeats in my ears as I began to panic.

"Suddenly, I heard a sound; a low, threatening growl, that was coming from around the corner of a house. I dived over a crumbled wall and hid in the corner, daring to peek through the gaps in my mane. I immediately regret it as I saw a large creature pass me, dragging its cumbersome arms along the ground idly, its unnaturally long claws slicing through the packed dirt road like a shiny, new plow.

"I clambered onto my hooves and quickly pushed myself against another wall to stay hidden, the sound causing the Hound to look behind itself, right where I used to be. I held my breath and closed my eyes, and told myself over and over in my mind that everything will be okay. Everything will be okay."

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Edit (14th Dec '12): This scene is now non-canon to the fanfic, due to the artwork being remade, and the excerpt being rewritten.

I am REALLY pleased with this, started sketching just Fluttershy last night, and the next thing I know, I'm drawing a massive background with a Diamond Dog/Hellhound to create a brilliant scene!

Survivor Shy is now going to be a mini-series of mine, where I'll draw specific scenes and attempt to tell a story through them. The details of what Survivor Shy is about, what setting, etc. Is pretty much in the 'brainstorming' stage right now, but I've got plenty of mental images I'd love to sketch based on this theme. So expect more sometime!

Survivor Shy Gallery: [link]

*FAQ:*

(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.
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope Angel Bunny's okay...
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should really give the little guy a means of leaving his clues behind. All of the Mane Six's pets need a little more attention.
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. They do.
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Yuni-With-Le-Cupcake Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Photographer
I would probably pee my pants if I were her.... :iconruncryplz:
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:iconmattatatta:
Mattatatta Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But ponies don't normally wear clothes
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
....And now I got an insationable urge to play Baldurs gate again O____o (I've never played Fallout so I guess my brain is doing its best with what it got with creating fitting villagesurroundings mixed with..... death.)
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Chronological order is becoming to become transparent (....that sounded somewhat wrong but what the hell I'm swedish, fuck proper english grammar :P). I really hope you're finishing this story with everything you've got :D I always considered Fluttershy as one of my favourites. And to read her as the manecharacter (I. Can't. Resist. That. Wordpun. :stupidme:) in a Fallout Equestria world is very much my cup of tea :)
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluttershy recently became my favourite character (she dethroned Rainbow Dash, who had been my favourite character since I first started watching the show back in Feb '11), and creating a series where she is the mane character is a result of her becoming a new favourite. I actually find it surprisingly easy to write her, I'm not perfect by all means, but I don't have such a headache trying to make sure her behaviour and thoughts are in-character.

((I think you mean "starting to become transparent/clear", alternatively, "becoming transparent/clear" works, too))
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RaenBoow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fluttershy is currently batteling Pinkie and RD... RD is currently in the back struggling while Pinkie has begining to loose control over the lead... The race will continue after commercials? :icongo-onapplejackplz:

All characters are somewhat adaptable to one's own interpretation. As long as she doesn't start acting like Spongebob (leave that to Pinkie) it's totally fine :XD:

"starting" yes. exactly. ^^
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EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
those hands lol
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I referenced the Diamond Dogs in the show quite heavily with multiple screencaps when drawing what I call a Hound (I readily admit that I'm referencing Fallout Equestria's Hell Hounds here), they're really challenging to draw since their proportions and shape are exaggerated. Their front paws are huge (as are their forearms), and the extra-long claws make them even more goofy-looking. But with strong arms like those, with incredibly sharp, long claws, one wouldn't say a mean thing about a Hound when in earshot of one.

I'll probably end up drawing more Diamond Dogs and Hounds in the future, as I'm having ideas for scenes involving them popping up in my head.
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sonicXrainbowdash Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
can i have this made into a base?
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:iconmattatatta:
Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pardon my lack of knowledge, but what is a base?
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sonicXrainbowdash Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I can do that, in my project file Shy's eye outlines are on the same layer as her hair lineart. And the bandage and headband are on the same layer as her body lineart. I'd have to overhaul a lot of the image to make it even comparable to what you linked me to, and I simply don't have the time to do that, sorry.
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sonicXrainbowdash Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no, no.... it's like a recolor. it's simple. i was asking if i could get SOMEONE ELSE to make a base out of it! silly!
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah... Well, I don't see why not, just make sure I'm credited for the original and send me a link, and everything shall be fine and dandy
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sonicXrainbowdash Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you bet!
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sonicXrainbowdash Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
can i have this made into a base?
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Fluttershy6414 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Whoa! What is this from, exactly?
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:iconmattatatta:
Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My imagination, fueled by a weekend's binge of Fallout 3 and pony.
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zaiali Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I love Fluttershy and bethesdas games.

therefore this shall be awesome! :iconvictoryplz:

She won't get hurt or die right?
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already decided before I drew the first Survivor Shy picture that I will not include any 'on-screen' grimdark. I don't have any other real plans in the series. I'm just gonna draw what comes to mind.
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:iconzaiali:
zaiali Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I got "this is gun be good" from that.
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
really awesome. I hope Flutters is safe!
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:iconmattatatta:
Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I intend to draw more scenes, albeit not chronologically (partly because the bits of story written in the description are written on-the-fly at time of submission, but mostly so I'm free to draw a random scene of my choice).

I won't rule out or confirm anything, so to keep me free to draw, but I decided a long time ago that this series won't have any 'on-screen' grimdark. As for the written parts *shrugs*

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MegaPatron Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
its all good :) I understand!
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Dante2056 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is... pretty damn awesome. o_o
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:iconmattatatta:
Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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mamatterer Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
so resident evil.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interestingly, I've been afraid of those games ever since I watched my dad play Resi on the PS1 as a little lad.
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mamatterer Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol. same with me. but i overcame the fear few years later.
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