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Neutral Ground by ParallaxMLP Neutral Ground by ParallaxMLP
So…. Apathia! Here she is. Sleeping. Which, I assume, is something she's rather good at. :D

"It might look uncomfortable, but the inside of the orb is completely silent and provides a sensation of soft support and greatly reduced body weight, making it a great place to curl up after a busy day of doing nothing whatsoever."

Apathia has yet to make an appearance in My Little Websurfers, but she will!

I really like how this came out. Makes me want a forcefield orb thing. Apathia's character lacks any sort of vibrancy in colour, grey was a little boring to work with so I opted for a muted green which complements the other two backgrounds nicely:





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:iconnatekiksace:
natekiksace Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was you this Christmas
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, the colours complement each other nicely :).
If anything I would only suggest the colours for Karma being a little more orange.
That's just my personal preference.
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South-Fur Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want one of those rejuvenation orbs.OwO Bet its the softest, nicest, most comfortable bed on the internet.^^
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DarkusRelling Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gawd, all three of these remind me of Mass Effect 3! XD
We've got the Control ending, the Synthesis ending, and the Destroy ending! XD
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hah!!! Yeah good point! I did love Mass Effect (although those endings... sigh...)
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:iconeisgarth:
Eisgarth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Personally I think this could have looked quite nice in grayscale.
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:iconkrazzulimaii:
Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Apathia reddit-only, or is she a generic apathetic pony?
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:iconpaxlator:
PaxLator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Judging by her snoo-antenna horn and her cutie mark, I'd say reddit-specific.
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:iconkrazzulimaii:
Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good eye there, thanks
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:iconpencilponies:
PencilPonies Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A pony based on apathy? LOVE IT xD
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:iconjessicanomnomz:
JessicaNomNomz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i hope you dont mind if i use this as my desktop, this pic is awesome X3
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:icondz-aladan:
DZ-Aladan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You should make a tutorial for stuff like this (especially light and shadow effects): it's too much AWESOME.
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Thanks for the feedback! :) I'd be a bit crap at teaching, though! :D
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DZ-Aladan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You welcome. XP
Hmm... yah. Can be also annoying to write lessons.
But... there's still a thing I'd like to know: did you use a texture to make... ehh... that... "quadrant effect" you used for the barrier? Or did you draw every single notch by yourself?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Definitely not every individual notch! That would be a nightmare to draw manually (and get it precise, anyway) :D

The orb itself comprises about 18 individual layers. As for the quadrant effect, that was made by combining several different circular vector paths with stroke effects to "split them up" and some filters run on top, like radial zoom blur, to draw them out into nice elongated lines :D using a low quality blur setting also lends a nice, grainy aesthetic to the orb when viewed up close.
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MashaTeam3699 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Please take my picture My Little App Store!!!
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:iconlaggingpie:
laggingpie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
This is Now my desktop Background
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
It is mine as well :D thanks for looking.
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:iconlaggingpie:
laggingpie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
I want to kiss you just for you making this but I won't because that's really really creepy :paranoid:
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Haha! Thanks. It's kind of hard to do that over the Internet anyway. I suppose you could awkwardly make out with your monitor or something? :rofl:
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:iconlaggingpie:
laggingpie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Is there an Internet jail, Because I'm pretty sure I just molested my computer.
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:iconmiraimeji:
Miraimeji Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...but who is she? '^^ sorry I have no knowledge of Reddit whatsoever...
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
She is one of Reddit's content arbiters. Or she would be if she ever did a damned thing. :D
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:iconmiraimeji:
Miraimeji Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O-O OOOOOOOOOHH... That sounds really nice for someplace to sleep...
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, how I missed her? Well... I guess she didn't even notice that and she doesn't care but still...

Awesome design and awesome wallpaper ^^
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amandaam Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome!!!
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:iconsuperpony05:
superpony05 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
heh sleeping
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:iconmerkleythedrunken:
MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Such adorable! Seeing her makes me want to take a nap just right now X3
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:iconthesillypony:
thesillypony Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I have no knowledge of reddit, but I still love these :) . Also, Tumblr should make an appearance at some point, and possibly Wikipedia/Wikia... please?
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:iconfweelfweel:
FweelFweel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I knew of Discentia and Karma (or at least the red and blue pony OC) of Reddit, but who is Apathia?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Apathia is the lesser-known of the three, by far. If Karma symbolises the charitable, approving and positive emotions, and Discentia symbolises the negative and scornful, then Apathia represents the indifference that fills the void between the two. :)
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:iconfweelfweel:
FweelFweel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
When there are two avatars that are direct opposites, there usually isn't a middle one, is there?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I know, right?? A middle one is long overdue... And Apathia lazily comes to the rescue. :D
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superdavid2011 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just thought of something....if you slept in it, your weight would get less...but if you came out of it, wouldn't you feel heavier?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Yep! Would probably feel very heavy leaving the orb. Imagine that, getting a great night's sleep only to feel like sagging to the floor as soon as you get up!

There would be minimal risk of muscle atrophy though, really, considering the sleep cycles of a typical equine can be less than four hours a night total, I think? :D As for you and I, pretty sure we'd be fine too even for a typical 7-10 hours, you don't tend to use your muscles a lot in your sleep, so you're not really "missing out" on a lot of exercise by sleeping in a reduced gravity field. And it's only reduced gravity - so not really as bad as being weightless for long periods of time :)
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superdavid2011 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Well, thanks for answering my question~! Oh and i can't wait for the next My Little Websurfers~! ^-^
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superdavid2011 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean would you end up falling over due to a significant weight increase when you leave it?
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:iconadmiralwolverine1:
admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
awesome XD apathia seems to be having a nice nap

did you ever decide on a name for the torch pony?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thanks for looking! Yeah she's out cold, haha.

I was leaning towards 'Candela', lots of people putting good arguments for it in the comments over there, and it was already on my shortlist :)
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:iconadmiralwolverine1:
admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
your welcome :D

so, is candela official? sry that i keep pushing ^^; i'm just curious
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
It's pretty much official at this stage, yeah. :) Well, as official as some random guy's OC on the Internet can be, haha.
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:iconadmiralwolverine1:
admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
awesome :D

will she be in anything anytime soon?
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:iconparallaxmlp:
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
As much as I'd like to, she doesn't directly factor into the main MLW story at this stage. I can't wait until she does, though :D
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:iconadmiralwolverine1:
admiralwolverine1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
i look forward to it ^-^
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:iconblackmorn:
blackmorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Turns out Apathia is a alicorn and Karma/Discentia are like her knights or something.
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:iconblackmorn:
blackmorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
It's kinda hard to see Apathia and since shes suppose to be what we are looking at it kinda ruins the picture.

other then that pretty.
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:iconlazynoodles:
lazynoodles Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I'm so happy you didn't forget Apathia. (considering she hardly exists due to being, well you know, apathetic). So excited for what's now to come in the next chapter!
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XomegaXX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I want one!
I've always wanted a tank to sleep in. Like the experiment tanks in FF VII.
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:iconxelmon:
Xelmon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Man... That is...

I love it! The simplicity and the serenity is what really grabs me.

If I wouldn't have "World at night" as my BG, I'd definitely consider it. :)
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:iconbrocktoews:
brocktoews Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You thought you could foil me by making three awesome wallpapers of one theme? You cannot succeed today! I present: multiple desktops! [link]
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