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Occupy Canterlot by archimer Occupy Canterlot by archimer
Occupy Canterlot!

Celestia and Luna are the only ponies in Equestria with both wings AND a horn. Some ponies have only one of these features, while others (gasp) have none!

They've got to re-distribute that wealth and share and stuff. Seriously.

NOTE: Some people have been reading a lot into this, while I'm flattered that folks have considered this piece so thoroughly, I must assure you that this simple parody is not worth reading too far into. It is not meant to express an opinion either way on the "Occupy" movement, nor is it some weird repressed expression of hate for Alicorns.

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Trollingandco Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Workers of Equestria, UNITE! The ponies of this land need new leadership!
Down with the Solar Empire! Long live the Lunar Republic!
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masterchief2000 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
HAIL THE SOLAR EMPIRE.
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theArch9 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! Hail tyranny and unjust power. DEATH TO THE CZAR CELESTIA AND DOWN WITH THE ARMIES OF OPPRESSION! RISE COMRADES OF THE NIGHT, AND CREATE A COMMUNIST UTOPIA UNDER THE PROTECTIVE WINGS OF COMRADE LUNA!
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TomradeM Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesomeness, I love pony propaganda
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fridafiddy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Ummm.... A flaw in the 99%s' logic is that Celestia and Luna are alicorns by birth, and cannot do anything about it.
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Vulpimo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Umm... that's because they are Alicorns, the different race. And what about Cadenza? She's got both wings and horn as well :D
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UtterlyLudicrous Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome.
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Brandonloyal Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I want to fly and magic stuff
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pamez748 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are not alone.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Stop pandering to Big Business and the Cantelot nobles!

Even the SUN must listen to her people!

Lol
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Fan-tastic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
So am I the only one who gets the feeling something sinister is at work in that show? Celestia never seemed completely trustworthy.
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RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What would they move against? The bit is about $4=1b and everypony's happy :I
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MrVampireChicken Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome
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Rheinhard Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
I would think the ponies would be protesting the venereal transmission of absolute power, rather than who has horns or wings. What did Celestia do to gain her divine right to rule? Come into the world through the right birth canal, apparently. So, Equestria is not too different from the modern United States after all.
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archimer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Maybe so, but the above would indeed have made for a difficult slogan.

Horn and wings together are a hallmark of Equestria's Ruling Class, however!
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HoneyThistle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Some of us just want more accountability and transparency, in both private industry and in government. We aren't ALL anarchists or communists or whatever else you seem to think we all are.
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archimer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
And some of us want wings and a horn.

This was meant to be a lighthearted piece, but I've been surprised to see how far people have read into it. It wasn't meant to state any specific opinion on the matter of the Occupy movement.

The theory behind it is literally, "What if they were PONIES?"
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HoneyThistle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I'm sorry if I read too much into this; I'm just feeling defensive in regard to the occupy movement, because I live in a very right-wing, conservative area, and most people I get to talking with about it only have bad things to say... even my formerly favorite artist, Frank Miller, is taking malicious potshots at the movement.
Anyway, I apologize again; I projected my own feelings of defensive frustration onto your artwork.
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archimer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
No worries here! Politics evoke strong feelings. I should've known what I was getting into. ;)

Thanks for sharing your comment-- It's pretty neat to see how everybody is reading into this.
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HoneyThistle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you for being so gracious about it; and I really do like your work, clean lines and clever color scheme FTW!
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25teehee Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
whoa celestia really looks good... i think red suits her nlol
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NiHZ Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFfffffffffffffffffffffff--thpthp.

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ryolo132 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
id like to see someone make a sign of this in wall street!
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poetzy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
nice. good parody of a other wise bleak situation. :D
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TeslaTone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
We are the Ponies

We do love
We do tolerate
Expect us...
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Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
So this is a US related thing?
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archimer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Sort of! If you're not familiar with it, the Occupy Wall Street movement is made up from folks from all around the country who figure that the banks and executives (the "1%") are being given preferential treatment from the governments while the middle and lower classes (the "99%") are left with all of the tax burden. These protesters have gathered and vowed to remain in encampments all around the country for an indeterminate amount of time. It's an observation of the separation between the "haves" and "have-nots."

There's a Wikipedia article here, which is pretty comprehensive and only a little biased. ;)
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Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
TY
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've taken the desires of the "Occupy Wall Street" and made their demands even more absurd! FUNNY! :D
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xiong-chiamiov Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I'm pretty sure none of those things are true, but this isn't /r/politics.
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DamHam Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Yea what the hell Celestia! I dont have wings or magical horns. But i want them! GIMMIE!
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richfiles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Come now everypony... Wall Street needs to be occupied, not Canterlot. Talk about redistribution! My sis and I even gave up the greatest power in all the land, the Elements of Harmony, to Unicorn, Pegasus, and Earth ponies! We gave ponies control over the weather, the land, and have granted almost total freedom to unicorns to learn and perfect their magic! We have given everypony a nation free of war and strife, and where the biggest problems are defeated as much by the bearers of the Elements of Harmony as ourselves... What more do you want?
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Trollingandco Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
We want Democracy and total Equality!
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
We want the truth!
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richfiles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The truth, is that we princesses love every one of our little ponies. Wings, horns... You may not have everything individually, but together, you have all you need. With friendship, and community, and the glory of the herd, you are all capable of reaching your dreams! Pegasi let all ponies fly with their chariots and carts, and give us the weather. Unicorns provide enchanted devices for all ponies to use, and aid in detailed and complex construction and arts. Earth ponies have tamed every corner of Equestria and have left this nation a rich cornucopia of resources with their mastery of the land. You are not restricted from each other's fields either. The famed Octavia is a masterful musician, and she bears no horn. Skillful Unicorns and even Earth ponies have mastered flight! Why two bearers of the Elements have themselves taken to the air! I know a pegasus who has taken up the ground as her home, and has become tuned in to the nature of wildlife.

Everypony! Listen to what I say! Celebrate! Nothing will hold my little ponies back in their dreams, but the strength of their own ambition. Celestia and I would never do a thing to hold anypony from their true potential! We can not change how you were born, but we still love each and every one of you...
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Except prince Blueblood. He is a royal flankhead, a true pain in the haunches. I don't like him... Everypony else... yes!
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Explain then why the south still burns and the north still chills those who have no magic to negate the effects?

And what of the gem hoarders? They seem to be downtrodden frequently. Sure, they may not be ponies, but don't they deserve the same 'respect' you claim to give us?

Even the 'zebra' in the east are kicked around! And rumor has it that there is a war brewing between us and the Griffons! We don't NEED a war like that! Wergnusepok-


My sincerest apologies, milady Luna. You have just been subjected to the madness of a Discord worshipper. We have restrained him (again) and are going to lock him up somewhere harder to break out of. Please disregard the babble above, he's not in his right mind.
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Trollingandco Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
"Ah, but you see, we do not wish to have love. We want Equality, and Democracy! The workers have no chance in this petty, capitalist economy that is run by Celestia. This "true potential" they promise is a lie. The princesses, or, actually, QUEENS, may not try to stop us from potential. But their minions and economy does. We need a democracy, so The People can choose how to live! I am no Discord worshiper. In fact, I follow the leads of Lenin and Washington of the old world of humans, which you also did not tell your people of.

We want a New Republic! We would like Luna to lead us to victory! If she turns us down, we will merely choose another leader!

DOWN WITH CELESTIA! DOWN WITH THE 1%! FOR THE NEW LUNAR REPUBLIC!
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Humans? The monkeys that brought about a self inflicted apocalypse AGAINST each other just because they didn't know how to share?
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Trollingandco Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Precisely, and there are rumors of their return. With this peace-loving government, if they took any front against us, they would surely wipe us off the map. We need new leadership, or we'll end up like them!
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
What really blows me away is that one of your supporting arguments for a change in leadership is that you've been STUDYING their ways.

That's not really encouraging, given they jumped up each other's asses and all died.
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gear9242 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My tax bits funded Royal Bank Bailouts! I graduated from Celestias School for Gifted Unicorns with 100,000 bits in student loans and now I'm barely able to make INTEREST payments! Where was my bailout?!

The aristocracy has lasted long enough. Only Luna will hear the voices of the ponies! Long live the New Lunar Republic.
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MohawkMax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally support the Occupy movements, and I totally love this image. Nice color scheme, too.
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WraithRat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist
I always laughed at the similarities between D&D's humans and earth ponies. Every other race has magical/powerful abilities, while the humans... do whatever they do. :D
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banjo2E Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Bonus feats and skill points (i.e. humans are less gifted than other races, but that just means they try that much harder), and no racial weaknesses. Pretty useful, actually.
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WraithRat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Yes, mechanically good, but trying hard doesn't feel creative as a racial trait to me (that is what feats/cutie marks are for!). I can't think of any fixes anyhow, so don't listen to me. :)
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EzioClarke Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
somepony need to print this and go to protest to the streets!!!
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OliverMD Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
baha this is brilliant nice job XD
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TravisWar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
lol
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tuxed0cat Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha nice! :XD:
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Cybra2003 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
LOL. Nice parody of the Occupy Wall Street thing. XD
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