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Twilight Sparkle: Studying Hanukkah by Closer-To-The-Sun Twilight Sparkle: Studying Hanukkah by Closer-To-The-Sun
"Honestly, Spike does not know what he is missing! This Hanukkah holiday is very interesting and rich in history. Let's see, I just lit the menorah for the first day, so now I get to play with the dreidel. Oh! What's this about chocolate gelt? That sounds very interesting to learn about! Oh, and potato pancakes? This is going to be so fun! I really don't see what Spike is doing to miss this!"

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More holiday art, this time touching a bit on my ancestor's traditions. Since Hanukkah is on the eighth this year, why not have some pony art to celebrate? And who better than everyponies favorite egghead? I really can see Twilight Sparkle studying about different traditions and holidays. Also, I was inspired by :icon123hamster:'s art work of humanized Twilight Sparkle (here and here) to go with Twilight being Jewish if she was human (though I do think if she was human, she could easily be Indian [as in India] or Filipino). And even if she's not, she would love to learn.

This was really fun to draw, but alas, I must get better and random objects like tables, books and, in this case, menorahs. One step at a time, right?

Twilight Sparkle belongs to My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made for television by Lauren Faust :iconfyre-flye:

The songs that I listened to while drawing this:

"Nothing But The Sky" by Ivy
"Hotel Yorba" by The White Stripes
"Every Time" by The Radio Dept.
"Mountain Song" by Jane's Addiction
"Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
"Cutie Chaser (Morning Mix)" by CLUB SPICE
"De-Luxe" by Lush
"VinterNoll2" by Kent

Other Holiday Ponies:
Fluttershy: [link]
Twilight Sparkle: You are here
Spike: [link]
Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash: [link]
Rarity: [link]
Applejack: [link]
Cutie Mark Crusaders: [link]
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:iconfox-mccloud:
fox-mccloud Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like someone beat me to the fact that Tara Strong is Jewish. ^^; She even showed up late at a ponycon because she was attending a bar mitzvah previously. While I'm not Jewish (though I consider the Jews like cousins in my faith), I celebrate Hanukkah every year with a menorah and baked latkes (having gallstones prevents the traditional method). Here's to our dear Twilight and her continual search for knowledge and wisdom.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, yes she is. And she is just quite awesome to say the least.

And I just found it would be fun to draw Twi studying a holiday, particularly one that I have some ancestral ties to.
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finn23rus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I always thought that Twilight s cutiemark looks like david star :P
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's not exactly like it, but when drawing her cutie mark, the thought did come to my mind as well.
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neme567 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Why Filipino?

(Not trying to be mean, just curious.)
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know. I just get a feeling like that. I see my best friend (who is FIlipino) and Twilight having so many similar qualities and traits. Guess it's just how I see her. We all have opinions on such.
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:iconneme567:
neme567 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Ok. Besides, I wonder how Twilight would react to the myths, especially that feared horse creature.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, again, just my opinion of such.
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Shalom! Hanukkah starts tonight! There's just one thing wrong with this picture: menorah candles are lit from right to left, the same way one would read the Hebrew alphabet.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh darn. Well, it was done last year and didn't think much of it. So sorry!
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
No offense. By the way, I do agree with the conversation below about Twilight being Jewish because Tara Strong is Jewish.
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:iconnicolushka:
nicolushka Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She is? Omg! Now a know a ton of Jewish Celebrities. I wonder because I am Jewish. XD
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:iconmagicclare:
MagicClare Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Someday I'll figure out why grown adults like to look at ponies doing... everything imaginable.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Because ponies make things 20% cooler/cuter/funner....yes....funner....
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:iconmagicclare:
MagicClare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, they are undeniably cute. "Funner"? Not a word, my friend! Cool? In your comic, absolutely... but otherwise? I don't know. Guess I'll have to keep an open mind and find out...

Merry Christmas to you!

~Gia :rose:
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And happy holidays to ya.

- Joseph
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:iconmagicclare:
MagicClare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Joseph,

Just visited your Profile page and see that you are a person of many interests! What do you like to write about most? (Am a poet myself.)

~Gia :rose:
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, it may sound odd, but I like to write about almost anything that could be of interest in some possible way. Like I have stories that can be considered to be modern sci-fi, historical, western, adventure, superhero-esqe, horror, romance, and just so much other things. Sometimes, I just listen to music and I get inspired to write a story. Sorry, kind of rambling. But to put it simply, I love to write for unique characters, making them seem realistic or even real.
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:iconmagicclare:
MagicClare Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent! This doesn't sound odd to me at all! :-) I'd like to read some of your work. :rose:
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It's a shame right now that I'm only writing fan-fics (in all fairness, some are just really great to write), but hopefully, my artist and co-author (*nekomata091) and I will be able to get our web comic started up soon.
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RocketJumpSoldie337 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I Reckon she'd suit being Jewish tbh
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Summer30 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I agree
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RocketJumpSoldie337 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I dunno, she suits Judaism kinda but my idea of her would be She'd be Wiccan since she studies Magic (or Ye Olde Magick spellynge inne Eynglyshe of Olde) for a livin' and Wiccans believe in Magick and create and study Spells and Alchemy so in my book shes the perfect Wiccan (If u dunno wat Wicca is go on the Wikipedia article on Wicca)
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RocketJumpSoldie337 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I dunno, she suits Judaism kinda but my idea of her would be She'd be Wiccan since she studies Magic (or Ye Olde Magick spellynge inne Eynglyshe of Olde) for a livin' and Wiccans believe in Magickand create and study Spells and Alchemy so in my book shes the perfect Wiccan (If u dunno wat Wicca is go on the Wikipedia article on Wicca)
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Summer30 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
True that
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:iconrocketjumpsoldie337:
RocketJumpSoldie337 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
hmm I guess
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Interesting here.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is Twilight we are talking about here.
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:iconthedragonwarlock:
TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Yeah...somehow she'll also study Valentine's Day.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the idea.
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TheDragonWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
I am called The Idea Foundry for a reason.
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Milante Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, I like it.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. Twilight Sparkle will learn a lot from this holiday.
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed she can.

Also, on a Tron UMVC3 related note, I found a nice little trick for she enters after a teammate falls. As soon as she enters, Bonne Strike heavy across and she can get three fourths, if not all the way across the screen. I used it against my friend last night and it caught him by surprise as I wailed on his Doom.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Thanks for the info fellow Tron player. :)
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:iconcloser-to-the-sun:
Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem. I need more work with her as well as my other team that I randomly put together and that works, Dante, Spenser, and Ghost Rider. Weird yes, but it works nicely.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My team involving Tron is Frank West and Dante but the whole purpose is simply to raise Frank's level to at least 4 or 5.
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
For that, I would recommend Taskmaster as well then, seeing how you can easily get a twenty hit combo with him alone. But then again, he's my main fighter and my personal favorite character to use on any team.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Taskmaster too. It's just really cool. :)
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dialgex Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Mazel tov! Another Jewnicorn!
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Closer-To-The-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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DVZArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I approve of this. :D
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