I have a bit of a struggle with "The six winged serpent" at the moment, even thought I could manage to make some new sketches.
But I recall that some of you helped me pretty much in the past with text corrections and other mentions concerning the story. So: Maybe you can help me again by writing your own ideas down.
I have TWO big problems, and many questions.
1. The first BIG problem is the measure violence. How much and how long can or should it be? I planned to add a violence-scene pretty soon, and I have a longer and a shorter version of it in mind. Actually Plague would kill some of the fleeing background ponies in this scene, just to warm-up. BUT: I think it's not needed, it makes the story unnecessary longer and it wouldn't "tell" you anything new, that you wouldn't have known before. So: I think I should forget about this additional violence and go as fast as possible to the real battle. WHAT do you think about this?
2. The next problem is Ruby's involvement. I just wanted her to save Apple Bloom from the danger, but some people mentioned it would make sense if I would tie "The six winged serpent" closer together with "The story of the blanks" because they "assume" that Plague has something to do with the curse of Sunny Town. Here is the problem: Plague was banished after Discord was banished but BEFORE Luna turned into Nightmare Moon. So: If Plague visit Sunny Town to "curse" it, than Sunny Town must have already existed more than 1000 years back. Does that sound "possible" to you? I think, if I really want to add this "link" between "The story of the blanks" and my story (and I would like to do that), then the more possible option is, that Plague was already trapped in the tree and influenced the ponies in Sunny Town by adding some suggestions into their minds. BUT: To tell that in the actual comic, I would have to add a short conversation between Ruby and Plague which would make the story again looooooonger. Don't know if that is a good idea. What do you think?
Thank you all in advance