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MLP Generation Gap Meme by jenasu MLP Generation Gap Meme by jenasu
Oh my god, I have so much stuff to work on, but it is all turning into ponies. OTL So you know what, the hell with it, HERE ARE MORE PONIES.

I am usually not all that good at mimicking other styles, so I thought I would give this one a try. I am still not great at it, but pony mimicry is a little easier somehow. |D;;

And of course, I filled the meme out using pony!Jena. Because I am predictable. :la:


Original: Is it weird that I feel like out of everything here, my OWN style didn't come out quite right? |D;; Pfft.
I guess at this point I have mostly adopted more of a G4 look for my ponies, although I can't fully remove all traces of my usual animu style/years of old school ponies. Plus I can never draw the simplified three-feather wings. orz I always go overboard with wings, man.

G1 Pilot: Oh Firefly, how I loved you. <3 It was pretty hard to replicate this decently though, ah haha. orz Equine legs, why you so hard.

G1 Friends: You know, I watched so much of this series/the movie over the years, and yet I still forgot how freaking round and squishy these ponies looked. :I Also, how tiny the ears were.

G1 Tales: Never actually watched this one as a kid. :c I skimmed a few episodes while trying to figure out the style though, and I guess there were never any unicorns or pegasi? D: So I had to wing it for her.. well, wings. OTL *maimed for puns*

G2: Oh Gen2, you were a little odd, but I always sorta liked the art style (although the fact that females from that generation had the Clydesdale feathering on their hooves has always been weird to me. HASBO, ONLY BOYS ARE CLYDESDALES. THAT IS WHAT YOU TAUGHT ME. *brick'd* ). Too bad I never owned any of these toys. :c Also, this style is deceptively hard. orz Or maybe I am just bad at it; her neck should probably be a little longer. Also, again, had to take a guess at the wings. >_>a

G3: I always did kinda like Pegasi from G3. Since I've always been partial to the "swirly wing" look. |3;; Although the manes are tough. Not so much actually drawing them, but more because they are all very, very similar, and it's hard to adjust it for a character whose hair IS her most identifiable feature. :I
(Also, just a side note, but yes, she always has that little "star burst" mark on her forehead. It's just that like, 9 times out of 10, her hair covers it up. orz Or I derp and forget it, because I fail like that. )

G3.5: Oh god, I feel so dirty. ;-; What was wrong with this pseudo-generation, seriously. Augh, those legs... and the faces... *shudder* OTL

G4: I really can't draw those tiny little muzzles, but oh well. Close enough I guess. XD;;

Other Artist's Style: It took me a while to decide on this one, because there are so many fabulous pony artists out there, but I decided to go with :iconmazzlebee:. I more of less just totally followed their Fluttershy from this picture, but I really just could not capture the extreme CUTE of the style. |D;;


Art and Jenapony (c) m'self
Ponies (c) Hasbro
Final panel's style (c) ~Mazzlebee
Original Meme (c) ~Marbletoast
Get the meme for yourself HERE -> [link]
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:icongonehunger:
GoneHunger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I like G3 and G3.5
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Kerriecat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
g2.5 please kill me lolol
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KarmanDuBois Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Artist
please kill me :lol:
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pokefubuki Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
or god! my OC is similar to yours!
just that my character is a unicorn, has brown eyes and different cutiermark!
O:!!!!! 
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AskPervyFlareBlitz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You even make G3 look good :I
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Glide08 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, "Bronies." Fans of MLP: FiM, with the rabid ones openly attacking non-bronies. We have dismissed that claim.
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shad0cat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Those are all really good except you're original style doesn't look like the original style it looks like G4.
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smileygirl365 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
i gind 3:5 a little scary
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smileygirl365 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
*find
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StickeyTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate 3.5... It ruined EVERYTHING ;-;
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:iconleasmile:
LeaSmile Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please kill me XD
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REDandYELLOWZ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice, how you drew all of them.
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:iconjenasu:
jenasu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks so much. :'D
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:iconredandyellowz:
REDandYELLOWZ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww~:heart:
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Inky-Love Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
g3 was already good looking.. then 3.5 happened and devolved it. god it looks crappy.
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Please kill me... HA!
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invaderzimfan234 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awshome!

You hate 3.5 too?

:iconilavplz: I watched one episode....
I almost died when my eyes bled.
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PinkPopcornWithSoda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD the epic part is G3.5 plz kill me :iconicecreamchairplz:
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Vineruu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD I hated G3.5 too.
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MetroGamerX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
what is OTL?
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:iconjenasu:
jenasu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
OTL (as well as "orz" )is basically a text emote of someone on their hands and knees (usually in comically over-exaggerated despair/exasperation/etc).

Basically, this --> :iconotlplz:
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:iconmetrogamerx:
MetroGamerX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I Still Don't Understand! How does it make any Logic?

*cries in a corner*
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I-PLUSHIE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how do u make one of thoes?
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:iconcosmeon:
Cosmeon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
G3.5 got me some mixed feelings. O.O
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Marbletoast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I really like how you did the hair in all of them. . .:XD:
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TheUnrealChrichan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The Tales version is totally spot on. Grungy hair, sleepy eyes and inexplicable hoof-fingers. I actually kind of like their art style, even if the ponies had a tendency to mutate horribly [link]

I can recommend the Tales episodes, mostly for their hilarious awfulness. Another brony described Tales to me as "they live like humans and go to rock concerts." While that does happen, it is sadly not the only thing they do. In a nutshell, Bon Bon is a chronic overeater, nopony can sing properly, there's this pedo pony who drives a van and likes to film everything and the absence of unicorns and pegasi is probably somehow related to the ponies' mysterious invisible fingers. Oh, also, everypony randomly switches between walking on two legs and four.

I find your rendition of G3.5 oddly tolerable. Although I'd probably change my mind if she started crawling around.
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thank you, I was worried I might not have done so well on the Tales version. <3 It took a long time to find any of it in decent quality. (Oh god, that video. Brb, nightmares. :c )

Pffft, that is a pretty awesome way to describe it. I did watch a couple episodes while I was trying to figure out the style, and it really was kind of charming in its "early 90s kids cartoon" sillyness. I might need to go back and find the rest of it.

Oh man, I am trying so hard not to imagine her suddenly hobbling around on those misshapen legs. OTL
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LEMON-charmaine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh, G3.5 is terrible. Have you seen the Flash special? I seriously thought it was a joke when I first saw it, it's so bad. :A
This is awesome, though! It's interesting to see the little changes made every ten or so years. :3
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Oh god, the Twinkle something or another Adventure? Or was there another one? :c I dunno, I kind of shunned G3.5 and so am ignorant of most of it, but I watched a fraction of the Twinkle one while studying the style for this meme. Augh, it was so bad. OTL *nightmares*

Thank you. C: Yeah, it really was fun to go back and look at all the little details and changes (3.5 not included). Ponies have come a long way over the years.
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LEMON-charmaine Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't remember, but it had BABIES. Babies with big eyes and terrible rubber-band mouths! D:

I like how they've pretty much all been chubby, at least in the cartoon adaptations.
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE A FIREFLY FAN TOO?! YOU ARE NOW MY HERO.

(Also Firefly and Rainbow Dash should totally meet or maybe they shouldn't because you think Applejack and Dash have a rivalry?)
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
HOW COULD I NOT BE, SHE WAS AWESOME. XD That pilot was one of the best things pony.
If it hadn't been made for little girls/made with such a short running time, it had the potential to be so much more epic and badass.

(Pfffft, lord, could you imagine. DOUBLE INSIDE OUT LOOPS AND RAINBOOMS ALL OVER THE SKIES OF PONYVILLE. It would be freaking chaos. )
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It completely and totally was. If it had been made in Japan it wouldn't have mattered it was for little girls, although honestly those demon pony dragons were DAMN badass for made for little girls, and tops a lot of shit anime pulls even now.

(It would be AMAZING. And oh man, I have this silly little head canon where the Pilot (and the movie XD) is actually totally canon to the current show and the Rainbow of Light is totally the Elements of Harmony before they got busted apart for some reason MAYBE WHEN LUNA WENT CRAZY CELESTIA BROKE THEM UP AFTERWARDS FOR SAFE KEEPING OR SOMETHING.)

Also the show needs more Luna I am so mad Luna hasn't had so much as a cameo since she got all Power of Friendship Purified. SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE GALA I MEAN COME ON LAUREN.
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
XDD Ponydragons were awesome.

(Pfffft, I loved how the elements of Harmony totally turned into the Rainbow of Light. Also, my silly head canon likes to believe that the black armour Nightmare Moon was wearing (and that you see suspiciously scattered on the ground after Luna returns to normal *ominous music* ~(o.O~) ) was actually a solidified version of/forged from the Rainbow of Darkness from the pilot, that fed off the negative emotions in her heart and possessed her. AND THAT IS THE STORY OF HOW LUNA WENT FROM MILD JEALOUSY TO CRAZY TYRANT BENT ON ETERNAL NIGHT. The end. :dummy: *brick'd* )

At least Luna is scheduled to come back in season 2. D: I like to assume she probably skipped the Gala because Celestia told her about how god awful boring the whole affair is. |D;; Even if I would have liked to see her
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO YOUR HEADCANON SAYS THE PILOT IS CANON TO FiM TOO? HEADCANON SISBRO FIST.

(No but seriously, look at it. Faeries and magic and castles and lack of spreadoutedness. The pilot was totally Ponyland's medieval era and then time passed and they went all modernized (in so far as Ponyland goes modernized) and renamed itself and such. It totally makes total sense.)

When I saw the rainbow I squeed out loud. So hard. Also I did on the opening at the intro I was literally saying out loud "OH MY GOD DID THEY ACTU-Oh. :<" when it switched to the (very catchy but lacking sorely in nostalgia factor) actual opening.

Oooh ooh, maybe Rainbow Dash is Firefly's descendant and Applejack is Applejack's descedant IT ALL MAKES TOTAL SENSE.

Also I say that the forest leads to our world I mean clouds that move on their own and weird shit like that? Totally leads to our world. I wonder if time flows differently cause otherwise the humans are probably dealing with their robot overlods by now...

My brain is clearly having too much fun with this. XD

(Also I am now picturing Rarity chewing out Catrina for her horrid fashion sense, orz.)
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KieroYourigama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This just went to show me, back in the old days, ponies were fuggly.

also lol, I so knew your style without the aide of the text. /special <3
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Ah haha, yeah they were kind of squishy and odd. Also, the toys looked more like cows than ponies sometimes. :c BUT ALL MY LOVE STILL, my nostalgia goggles are on too tight.
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KieroYourigama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They did kind of look like cows sometimes.

Also a note from my Boyfriend- "OMG WE SHOULD GET JENA ONTO THE PONY ACTION" there a a Bronyville in Second Life. He has dragged Feral and Soka into SL with him. :/ and me... but I mostly just live in Ponyland.
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
The very oldest of them were the worst offenders of cow-y-ness. I dug an old bait condition Bow-Tie out of my closed the other day and sat there giggling at her for about ten minutes.

Ffffff-- nooo, Second Life terrifies me. :c It might eat my soul forever. Or bore me to death. I'm not sure which would come first.
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KieroYourigama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ugh, Ziear had a collection of ponies the span of my queen-size bed. Some of them were beyond hideous.

Like oh gawd Jena Jena Jena we are ponies, all of us. I renamed myself Doctor McHay for the lols.
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Rodney, Rodney. I just dug (part) of my pony collection out of my basement. Holy shit, if you could see the pony I am looking at now. IT HAS FLUFFY EYELASHES. AND IT IS HORRIFYING. And the beddy-bye-eyes baby ponies, oh my god, why do I only have baby ponies with those eyes. Hasbro, what was wrong with you.

FUCK, I AM LOLING SO HARD RIGHT NOW. :c Dr. McHay, you are the greatest.
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KieroYourigama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
YOU NEED A CAMERA BECAUSE I NEED PICTURES OF THESE MONSTROSITIES.

Yes, I am a genius. c:
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I HAVE ONE, but I am too lazy to go find it right now. BUT THIS IS THE PONY I WAS TALKING ABOUT. [link] I have the purple one, but the picture they have for the pink version is much better at demonstrating how terrifying the eyelashes are.
I also found my glow in the dark pony, who is forever less horrifying. I immediately jammed her under a light so she would glow, because idk I am still mentally 8 years old I guess. :c

You are. XD <3
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Kooner-cz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Your original style and G4 ... they are just lovely =)
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Aw, thank you so much. c: <3
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
My favorites have to be your style and the G2 style! G4 also counts, it is close to your style, but your style has some subtle (subtle to me, anyways) changes that are more aesthetically pleasing.
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jenasu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Thank you! c: <3 I really appreciate that, sometimes I feel like my style is a little generic.
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Every other generation freaked me out. Horses have long slender faces, and trying to combine that with human qualities while maintaining a somewhat natural look doesn't work. G2 had simmered down the human characteristics and kept the heads more pony-like, and that's what made it work within a cartoon's style. G4 and your styles are the same way in reverse, keeping most of the pony traits out of the head's design. And to that, kudos on your awesome replication of MLP throughout the years!
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