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Made with "Sleepless in Ponyville" in mind, this is just a short little story of how Scootaloo truly becomes Rainbow Dashe's "little sister"... in a way.

Song is "Follow Me" by Muse off their album "The Second Law".

Animation is about 3 minutes and 49 seconds long.

This took a total of 68 hours of work in Adobe Flash CS6 professional, and would have taken less time if I had made my own animation puppets.
So yeah, all the art in this is mine except for the Double Rainboom public domain pony animation puppets and the fire, and this will be the last time I use them because I can't stand how cluttered/layered and limited they are. Alot of the clipping pony parts in this animation were because of that. Anyhow, I plan to do frame by frame animations or ones using my own custom puppets from now on now that I have a tablet.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this, cause as usual, I'm not proud. xD
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:iconraerae2234:
Raerae2234 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
i just want to cry right now. that was so cool. rainbow dash just made scootaloo 20% cooler to me.
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:iconfluttershylover20:
That was awesome. I loved the song.
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:iconmeavachan:
MeavaChan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful :)
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:iconmcchrisforeverrr:
mcchrisforeverrr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
This... This was just... I actually feel like crying...
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MLPRocks190 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cri*
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Gnazzag Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good job.
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:iconcoolarama:
coolarama Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
It's so beautiful I almost cried.
 
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ImTooYoungToBeHere Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Looks great!
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:iconelirathedinosaur:
EliratheDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THE BEAT DROPS AND RD COMES TO THE RESCUE
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:iconmatthew246100:
Matthew246100 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
my heart is so full of love at the end of it that i feel like going outside and kissing the first girl i see. and also, Heart Attack 
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:iconrachelcop:
RachelCop Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Artist
WHOA!!!
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:iconrainbowzforlife:
RainbowzForLife Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*FAVFAVFAVFAVFAV* I think my fav button broke...o-o XD SO CUUUUUUUUUTE
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SuslayK Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Goog!!! )
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:iconiamdalek2000x:
iamDALEK2000x Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014   Writer
Music Music Music Music Music irainbowdash  Music Music Music Music Music 
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:iconbombon123:
Bombon123 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Nice
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:iconpinkieshy435:
Pinkieshy435 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Artist
its so cute
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:iconbombon123:
Bombon123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Clapping Pony Icon - Scootaloo thanks sister
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:iconbombon123:
Bombon123 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
ahhh is beatiful
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:icondeidarafangirlartist:
Deidarafangirlartist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be extremely proud! This was fantastic and the music went along with it so splendidly! 
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Superhappycat7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thats really good!Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash Clapping Pony Icon - Scootaloo Clapping Pony Icon - Fluttershy Clapping Pony Icon - Rarity Clapping Pony Icon - Nightmare Moon Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight Sparkle Clapping Pony Icon - Vinyl Scratch Clapping Pony Icon - Trixie Clapping Pony Icon - Octavia Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Drops/BonBon Clapping Pony Icon - Minuette Clapping Pony Icon - Lyra Heartstrings Derpy Clapping Icon Clapping Pony Icon - Spitfire - Wonderbolt Uniform Clapping Pony Icon - Sweetie Belle Clapping Pony Icon - Babs Seed Clapping Pony Icon - Lightning Dust Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Cadence Clapping Pony Icon - Spitfire Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna Clapping Pony Icon - Changeling Clapping Pony Icon - Applejack Clapping Pony Icon - Pinkie Pie Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap 
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Scroofeh Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
When the Second Law first came out, I took a full listen and hated it. After time I began to like the songs but not Follow Me. There was something about the song that I just didn't like (probably who it was written for). Every time I would listen to the album, I would skip Follow Me. About 3 weeks ago, I came across this animation. I saw the title and thought 
"hehe, like Muse" and decided to click on it. Once I saw it actually was Muse, I thought "holy crap!" And you know what? I shed manly tears watching this. I loved Sleepless in Ponyville (so many feels) and never thought ponies and Muse would ever be seen together. Thanks to this video, I now have an appreciation for the song Follow Me. Every time I listen to it, I sing out loud with passion (not that I'm good at it, mind you).

Your animation made me feel the desire to create a DeviantArt account just so I could tell you what I thought of your animation and how it's affected me, so thank you. Thanks for the feels, the account, and the newfound appreciation for Follow Me. Now I can listen to every song from the Second Law without wanting to vomit! ^^
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:icongeulach:
geulach Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing ;_;
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:iconbronyhighfive63:
BronyHighFive63 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ADORRAAABBBLLLEEEE
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:iconcottonmist:
CottonMist Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great animations. Quite a few mistakes. But still AMAZING and ADORABLE! :D:D! <3!
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:iconryanpat1008:
ryanpat1008 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
how are you not proud of this!? this is amazing! :D
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:iconthunderboltthewolf15:
thunderboltthewolf15 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
why is she in the woods in the first place
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:iconzenet2527:
Zenet2527 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Look for the episode "Sleepless in Ponyville".
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:iconthunderboltthewolf15:
thunderboltthewolf15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ive seen it before and i hated it
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:iconzenet2527:
Zenet2527 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Then that's the answer for your question, an alternate version of the episode. :/
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:iconryanpat1008:
ryanpat1008 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
maybe she got separated from the other crusaders?
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:iconthunderboltthewolf15:
thunderboltthewolf15 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
then why r they in dah woods?
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:iconryanpat1008:
ryanpat1008 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
do you expect me to have an answer to that? use your imagination!
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:iconrd4life:
RD4life Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
awasome!
straight into favorites!
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:iconvinylscratch111:
VinylScratch111 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS SO AMAZING!
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:iconsnubbeexd:
snubbeexD Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
O_Oscootaloos mouth is uncoloured :P
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:iconderpystats:
derpystats Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
<font><font>the aņadided to my little poems</font></font>
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:iconingridpetry:
INGRIDPETRY Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What song is this?
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:iconkoukounut:
Koukounut Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Follow Me by Muse ; v ;
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:iconingridpetry:
INGRIDPETRY Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I should not tell me I learned yesterday
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:iconomgpfudrblol:
OMGPFUDRBLOL Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Photographer
go scoot go!
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:iconsolarpony21:
Solarpony21 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
that was amazing you must upload this it will be featured on EQD for sure :D 
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Noble-Six-rulez Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

that was awesome!


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blackholepony1232 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ooh ^_^
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:iconfluffywubs:
FluffyWubs Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Oh man.These new feels.i love them.I love this. :v
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:iconxcatherinx:
xCatherinx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014

*turns off music*

puts on another song to animation

sings

WHAT IS LOOVVE!?!

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:iconirock900:
Irock900 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
perfect for valentines day.Beats (free avatar)  
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:iconxxsus-chanxx:
xXSus-ChanXx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
dem feels
r awesome
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:icononly-second-place:
only-second-place Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I think you should be really proud of this because it's an awesome animation.
It might not be the very best the fandom has ever seen quality wise, but it's still one of the better show-like fan animations
and it makes up for what it lacks in technique by being amazingly fitting for the music and having a great story, which I think is better than just throwing around
fancy graphics, that have nothing or little to do with the music.

Parts like the heart at the beginning, the "darkness surrounds"-part, the "fires died out"-part and everything else is just so suitable
for the song and especially the sunrise at the end, which took me a bit by surprise, is amazingly well done.
Sleepless in Ponyville is a really good episode and I think this animation could have easily fit into it at the end.

All that being said, I'd still like to give my opinion of where I could see improvement quality wise:
-In the first scene in which Rainbow's seen flying it looks a bit odd, that the moon moves relative to the stars, but I'm not sure if you based that on the assumption, that
 the moon is closer to earth in Equestria which would make sense
-Scootaloo's eyebrow seems a bit to thick in the scene where she falls
-In the scene, in which Rainbow flies upwards through the clouds, it seems a bit as if the clouds were appearing out of nowhere
-In some places it looks as if Scootaloo's mane was split into two parts (though I'm not sure if that's an issue with the puppets)

Altogether, you did a fantastic job though :D
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:iconartsyartgirl151:
artsyartgirl151 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE
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