But yeah. Let's go on to dah headcanonz! c:
-Age thingy: earthsong9405.deviantart.com/a…
-Parents Headcanon: sta.sh/023o77imprwg
Like I said with RD, she, Rarity, and Dashie are all just about the same height. It's just their body differences that make it seem like one's taller or shorter than the other. That said, Fluttershy's body is unique in that she has a very slender physique. Long legs, long neck, small hooves; her form is very deer-like, to the point to where sometimes she's likened to that of an alicorn. This makes her the natural picture of an idealized model. Not that it matters much to her.
Fluttershy, of the three of the Mane 6 to have wings, has the longest. Her wings are very long and very narrow, built specifically for endurance flight, especially over waters. Her grandparents were coastal ponies where such wings were common, due to living on the islands. So while she isn't necessarily a weak flyer (NOW, anyway. She was a weak flyer when she was younger), she isn't conditioned to fly with the speed or power the pegasi of Cloudsdale and Ponyville tend to excel at. Her having an earth pony mother has nothing to do with it, however she does gain her affinity for the ground from Posey.
What's interesting about Fluttershy is, in my headcanon, she's the one to have the most scars. Dealing with wild animals, despite her unique ability to communicate and connect with them, is bound to sometimes end up dangerous. Despite how much she loves her animal friends, Fluttershy isn't naive; she knows they are still capable of harming her. Her ability to use The Stare, as well as her shy charm, is usually enough to tame a wild beast, but sometimes it isn't immediate. And there have been instances where she's been attacked. For the most part, however, these instances usually come from when the animal is wounded and confused due to pain, lashing out out of instinct instead of actually meaning it.
The claw marks on her hind leg came from the bear we see from the canon show, something he still feels guilt over. The bite mark on her front leg comes from an abused pet she tried to coax out of hiding (didn't work the first time, but she eventually convinced it).The scars on her side are from smaller incidents, but the cuts were deep enough to leave a noticeable mark on her body.
In addition, her taking care and working with carnivorous animals leaves her with intimate knowledge on how to hunt, fish, and properly field dress a kill. As such (as well as her having to deal with animals that were injured), blood doesn't really bother her all that much, especially if she's "in the zone" or in her mothering/healing mindset.
Also! Folks have asked me about my headcanon on The Stare, so here it is:
This ability is uniquely Fluttershy's. There is no other known pony documented to have been able to do this. The Stare itself is linked to Fluttershy's magic; a mix of will power as well as tapping into her inherent magic reserves in order to perform the move, directing it with her eyes. You can tell when she's actually using the ability when her irises begin to give a faint glow, somewhat like that of the magic surrounding a unicorn's horn when in use. The move works somewhat like the stare of a cobra, however it's far more direct, intimidating, and intimate. It compels obedience and fear within whatever subject Shy uses it against, and has been known to work on both small and large creatures equally; the ability can be altered to varying degrees of intensity as well, from a full on Stare to maybe just the barest hint of magic in her normal glare. There has yet to be an instance where a full blown Stare has not worked. Shy, however, doesn't use that level of the Stare often.
And that's all for now, I think.
As always, feel free to ask me questions if you have any of them. And thanks a bunch for stopping by to take a look! C:
Somepony, please... give it to Shy... it's all her's...
She looks so pretty here... but no matter how she looks like... It is her character I loved for so long... longer than I actually know her...
She'll forever be my heart's desire... even with all those scars -ω-
Doesn't stop her from being sweet and adorable <3
I hope you don't mind my sweet-talk...
FS: oh... It's nothing... Just a few scratches from some animals... *smiles sweetly*
Np goes to fluttershy's house.
FS: oh my...! You're bleeding!
NP: this isn't my blood...
Thanks for writing and drawing such interesting takes on the MLP I really enjoy it!!
As for your question though, I never said anything about the pegasi or alicorn wing shape because there is no set shape to them. The types of wings vary greatly, and depends entirely on the individual. The only set thing about the wings are the average size they come in, with is the 5 meter wingspan of the average pegasus, and the 8 meter wingspan of the average alicorn. That said, these are only very general sizes for the average; depending on the individual, their wings could be shorter, longer, narrower, or wider.
For example, in my headcanon Fluttershy has very long and narrow wings that are built for endurance flight, while Rainbow's are about the same size as the average wingspan however her wings are narrower to allow speed flight. Celestia and Luna's wings surpass the assumed "average" of the alicorns, although Celly's wings are wider and shorter than Luna's.
How you perceive the individual character's wing type is up to you. And if you're looking for references, I would recommend looking at actual images or tutorials of wings, as they give far more information that is helpful.
Oh! I get what you're saying now! I think I was plugging bird wing shapes in from what I was reading in your descriptions. Am I remembering right that you said Fluttershy's grandparents on the pegasi side of the family were coastal Ponys where her wing shape was common? I think my brain then plugged in that coastal Ponys with long, narrow wings = albatross wings. I do like how different all the wing shapes are for all of your Ponys compared to cannon, I think it makes for more unique looks and makes more sense in my head.
I don't think there's a tutorial out there that can help me! But thank you! I've finally just accepted I suck at drawing wings. Wings and cats, unless they're pretty cartoony, is pretty much an epic fail. Pony wings and my cartoon cat character are okay, but I'm not usually satisfied with realistic attempts at either one!
Thank you for answering my question!
That did not affect him AT ALL.
i still dont know it they will look better with only bird tail instead of both... its beautiful, anyways
(Not that I'm saying a scarred person can't be beautiful, but it's a niche in real-life modeling rather than mainstream).
On the other hand, unless done so otherwise, I think scars in the fashion industry would be seen as a blemish that needs to be hidden. Fluttershy wore a lot of dresses that were long that episode, so that could be seen as an attempt to hide her scars from the audience as she walked. O:
The only time it might be strong enough is in the future, when her magic strength as an Element Bearer grows and the she (along with the rest of the Mane 6) learn to harness this power more thoroughly and individually.
Either way, this is a very cool story, with a very well-done portrait. Your work is very impressive, and I shall wish that it continues to be more so.
And thanks. C: