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femme flare ref sheet by ivyshire femme flare ref sheet by ivyshire
name: femme flare
nickname: flare
gender: mare
age: 18 (human years)
birthday: october 31st
type: pegasus
element: equality
cutie mark: a heart-shaped venus symbol
talent: standing up for gender equality
noticable traits: dark spots around her eyes
nationality: 3000% scottish
occupation: stand-up comedian & aspiring politician
location: the wonderbolts academy campus
likes: girls of all kinds & sizes, parkour, stand-up comedy, flying aerobics
dislikes: sexism, stuck-up ponies, taking things seriously, being told what to do
fears: water / drowning
sexual orientation & relationship status: lesbian & foolin' around a bit
special somepony: quite fond of whirlwind
family/friends: pretty much anypony who don't find her annoying
positive characteristics: charismatic, honest, flirtatious, persistant, energetic, easy-going, spontaneous
negative characteristics: impatient, dominant, occasionally selfish
voice actor: susan calman 
theme songs: coming soon...

original design by ~ULTIMAREOne
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:iconmisstulcadhiel:
Hi Kreighzee, it's CaramelPup again with another Critique. I saw your general and thought you deserved a fair critique, so here we go!

The Image:
First, Femme Flare's design is gorgeous. The peach orange and navy blue play off each-other perfectly, neither looking too far pronounced or clashing. It's known that orange and blue are complementary colours, as their at opposite ends of the colour wheel, so I think the colours used work really well.
The inclusion of the bandages looks cool as it breaks apart the otherwise solid navy coat of Flare, making the character stand out more and ultimately giving her more character.
The goggles are a cute accessory and give the character even more personality.
The dark circles around Femme Flare's eyes emphasise the pure contrast between the white of the eye and the darkness of the coat, making the green iris' 'pop-out' and gives the eyes a soulful but bold feel.
Her expression in both poses shows her strong and dominant personality, as well as presenting possible character flaws which are necessary to make a good character.
Femme Flare's cutie-mark is unique and works very well with her passion/talent, which is to stand against sexism for fillies and mares.

Description:
From the Description, it is clear that Femme Flare is much like the realistic women of today which stand for women's rights and regulations shown by this specifc piece 'dislikes: sexism'.
However, the description also show's Femme Flare to not like 'taking things seriously' showing that she is a fun and cheery character and not just one dimensional. The description could have more information on her past and such, but as the description shows, it already contains the basic information needed so I can understand, although the amount of information already shown gives us a good drift as to what the character is about and what she's like.

Conclusion:
I can understand why certain 'individuals' don't like her element being 'feminism' because it brings up the theme of feminism which still hasn't stopped to this day, and including it into a world like MLP which is so against predigest and such would be 'insulting' to the franchise. However, a individual pony should not be ridiculed for their element nor their talent and anyone who does is very simple minded.

Your OC is well-done design which is unique and new; has a good, fleshed out character which doesn't fit into the norm of MLP OC's being either flawless or completely flawed.


I gave you a 5/5 for visual, as your visual representation of her looks amazing and brilliant as usual.
I gave you a 4.5/5 because of the overall appearance and colour-scheme because although it's a good colour-scheme and I won't change it, you have used orange on multiple occasions and it would be more interesting to see some more colour, although I don't see it as an issue but am aware that others would.
I gave you a 5/5 for technique because both the presentation of the poses are clear and flawless and the description is simple but to the point.
I gave you a 4/5 for impact because it's not just one of those images that really 'strikes' you after seeing your previous works. Don't get me wrong, all your work is amazing and beautiful and original, but seeing a similar format for multiple character bio's can get old for some.

Good work Kreighzee, I hope this is a better critique that you'd be happy with. I understand the reason so people hate works like these but hell, what's the world without idiots who can't see past their own likes/dislikes?
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Great OC, but wouldn't it be a laugh to Rule 63 her?
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gutsyDetective Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW. I would kill to have her ^^ she's really cool keep up the great work?
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vercri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
My Celestia , this has got to be on of the most amazing OCs my eyes have laid on.
i love her design , talent , and everything! I hope that :iconkreighzee: you don't get to many hating comments , trust me in the pony fandom we need more OCs like this. Good job can't wait to see more ponies! Also you deserve another watcher! 


-Have a nice day!- :meow:



P.S. Congrats on winning pony OC of the month, you deserved it! :iconcelestiaclapplz:
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Missvacationcrazy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the idea of how she looks! Her description is also very descriptive! Good job! 
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GingerAlan-Rocket Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
As soon as I saw "talent: standing up for gender equality" I was like hell yeah. And added it to my favourites.
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iPandacakes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Congratulations!

Your OC Flare has been nominated for "Pony OC of the Month - April" !

If your OC wins, she will be featured on my profile for the rest of the month of April.
Here is a link to the poll: ipandacakes.deviantart.com/jou…

Rules:

- You may not ask your watchers to vote for your character
- Please do not make a journal or poll about being nominated
- Do not snoop around and try to find out WHO nominated you, I will announce who nominated who when announcing the winner.

Good luck!
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cheesanyeap Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist
I really love her design :D
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:iconjjholic:
Jjholic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What a cutie!
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of the greatest MLP ocs I've ever seen
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:iconivyshire:
ivyshire Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much, love <3
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moth-dog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even pick a favorite part.
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teekyo Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
btw. not that i think this'll ever happen soon, but if you ever decide to sell/trade her away . . call me. //BRICKED
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1mbean Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, she is so pretty. ;u;
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you ; U ;
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1mbean Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. <3
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Dolly-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Good thing you made Femme Flare to take down these morons, she was made for just those reasons. Lol and then they get their little boy pants in a twist. I'm actually smiling reading those comments. All they serve is to be amusing, truly pathetic, and a waste of breath. Bronies intimate young girls this is directing to because they want to have their fun. Then you get questions as to why she would fit in the pony world? That's exactly what little girls need, teach them the absolute rights and wrongs in the already feminist based world. But you woudnt suspect these simpletons to figure it out. So lets ignore and watch and laugh and lets not waste are breath because that's what they always will be. Good job! I feel like making a feminist sister to yours! ;)
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks, dear <3
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Dolly-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Yw.
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sugarstitch Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, people are hating on this purely because she's a feminist? We're flooded by Rainbow Dash's long lost sister/brother "OCs" and one of the most originally designed characters I've seen is being slammed because some guys who watch a cartoon for little girls made by a feminist don't like feminism Stare

Anyway, LOVE her design. Her colours are gorgeous and the voice fits so well! You always come up with such awesome OCs :aww:
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much, love! <3
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1ND13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this character so much. The design, the attitude...EVERYTHING! This is a fucking work of art. I love it.
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you, darling!! <3
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Zee66 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm favouriting this because this is hilarious.
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EliteDemonslayer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Happy Birthday Flare!
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awwaaw <3
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EliteDemonslayer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
^-^
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fursalot Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
oh gosh i need to draw this baby some times shes adorable!?!?? 
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
omfg, thank you yes please!! <3<3<33
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herobrine67 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Really the only thing i could say on this topic of in-universe ponies being gender equal and blah blah blah, i say let people have their bullshit and you can have yours. 
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Spifmo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
im a guy

cool design
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
congrats

thanks
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Spifmo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you

you're welcome
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scuttleguts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i love all the comments from angry dudebros that feel threatened by a fucking pony design
she is the most BADASS thing ever and i love her to death
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i knOW like hi, mindblowing fun-fact: most of the people hating on this character are men.

ily<3
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MissTulcadhiel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
It's like they feel threatened by a non-real character. Next thing you know they'll get pissy at Tony Stark for stealin' their women.

Besides, have men in the old times ever been the victims of sexual/verbal/emotional/mental abuse and rape besides the minority involved in crimes and the children from the church? No, it's always been the women, because we weren't allowed to speak or even look another man in the eye, cause f we did we'd be classed as witches. Fuck-you dude-bros, the rest of the world has grown up without you.
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
preach, sister. preach.
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scuttleguts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the best part is that lauren faust, the creator of their beloved FIM, is also a feminist :iconneopetskissplz:
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahah! to be fair, anyone in their right mind is a feminist. c; <3
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MissTulcadhiel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi Hun, I heard your journal and I decided to send you a fair critique. See if you like it! <3
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for wasting your time on me hah <3<3
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:iconmisstulcadhiel:
MissTulcadhiel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Nah, it's fine <3
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Gingersnaap Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a beautiful mix of intelligence, beauty, and bad-assery. Quite the OC and I give my highest regards.
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ivyshire Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww, thank you so much, darling! <3
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Gingersnaap Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You are very welcome!
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NeoRogueShadows Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
You rejected my critique: fair enough, I suppose it wasn't a critique of the art itself. I do like her design. Though, is that patch around one eye a shadow, eyeliner, or a patch on her coat? If it's the last, it seems odd that she doesn't have patches over the rest of her body as well.

Anyway.

I am going to repeat the question I asked in my critique: Why would a pony, from Friendship is Magic, have a special talent of feminism? Has Equestria ever been shown to be anything other than completely gender-equal?

I mean, the rulers are all princesses. The upper crust is shown to be a balance between mares and stallions. The captain of the guard is a stallion, but the pro-stunt team best fliers in Equestria are balanced between mares and stallions, and their leader is a mare. And of course the greatest heroes in the the land are all six of them female.

It just...doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Isn't FiM showing a completely egalitarian world good for gender equality? How do the mares need anypony to stand up for them?
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ParfaitPichu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand your critique on her design which you did very fairly.
BUT
My Little Pony was created by Feminism. Lauren Faust wanted to give girls a show that wasn't the typical pink and sparkly with corny stories of friendship, she wanted to give girls a quality show that showed them they could love other things and be what they want.

Yes, the balance may seem unfair, but the show was made to empower girls and a female ruler and heroes does just that.
You can complain about how things are unbalanced but this is a child's show for girls. It's great boys are able to love it just as much but you can't recreate the show just to fulfill their wants.
I truly believe having a character who's sole talent is to stand up for their femininity would actually be welcomed.
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NeoRogueShadows Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
No, no, no, you misunderstand: I agree that FiM is very feminist from an outside perspective, very empowering, etc. The thing is though that in-universe, I don't see why feminism would exist. This isn't about the fandom, this is about me having a hard time seeing how this OC could exist within the universe created by Faust, when she has a special talent that represents a completely alien concept to the world itself.

In other words, in a world as egalitarian as FiM, where there has been no indication that gender has ever been an issue, why would it ever even occur to a pony in the first place to stand up for their femininity?
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get what you mean, but to be fair, we've only seen what things are like in Equestria. We don't know if the outside world is as accepting of femininity, especially given Garble's crack about Celestia being the "namby pamby pony princess".
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ParfaitPichu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You must understand though, in the pony world we have only really seen parts of how they live and interact. Who are we to count out thing like feminism when we've only seen the peaceful life of Ponyville, the uppity world of Canterlot and the newly reborn Crystal Empire, even then we don't always see their everyday life. No one place is the same and they each face different problems.
To certain parts of their world, issues like that do not exist, but isn't the Everfree forest proof that things other than the "norm" can exist even if they don't understand it?
We can't rule out out certain parts of life just because it hasn't been shown or happened in the show yet, because truthfully we don't know if perhaps one city does face that issue and who are we to disregard it?
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NeoRogueShadows Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Because, again, there has been nothing to suggest it: we've been out-of-town (Appaloosa, Wonderbolts academy, Canterlot, Manehattan, Crystal Empire, Dodge Junction, etc), but the issue of gender not only hasn't come up, but the idea of an egalitarian society where gender is not an issue has been continuously reinforced (Mares took part in defending Appaloosa, Wonderbolts are compeltely gender balanced, Canterlot is gender balanced and is ruled over by two princesses, Crystal Empire is gender balanced and has a mare leading it, Dodge Junction appears as balanced as Ponyville, etc).

So to answer your question, while no, we can't rule out the possibility, everything we have seen in the show would seem to indicate that feminism simply shouldn't have a reason to exist in the universe, and to insert feminism into the universe comes across as forced and imposing. In point of fact, to be completely blunt, a feminist would if anything probably come across as a sexist to the ponies of Equestria, as they would otherwise never even consider gender to be an issue worth emphasizing.

(This is similar to, for example, how the Lakota language lacks a word for freedom because, before Europeans came to America, the Lakota had no concept of the possibility of ever being anything but free).
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