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Yesterday when I was driving home there was a thunderstorm. I had to cut my speed through the rain so I only got home at about eight, just before dark.

The sky was black, and raining, horizon to horizon - except for one huge hole in the far west, just above the mountains. Through this jagged crater of blue golden light poured out. Blinded, I looked away - and I saw a rainbow.

I always take note of rainbows - if there's any chance of one happening I check outside every thirty minutes or so just so I don't miss it - so I've seen a lot of them. But this one was totally unique. Because it was happening in the golden glow of twilight, the red, orange and pink were profoundly vivid against the grey skies - and because the sun was just passing beyond the horizon it was a huge and unbroken arc from horizon to horizon. It lit up the sky, turning the stormclouds a shade of purple; a rainbow through gold; all the shades of red banded by the thinnest of blues and greens.

It was there for only five minutes before the sun set and it disappeared. Sunsets and rainbows are beautiful because they're so transitory - but the memories I make of them will carry on so long as I do.

World's still beautiful. Merry Christmas.

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Thanqol
Artist | Student | Digital Art
Australia
I possess a relentless - some would say insane - drive for self improvement. As such, I am teaching myself how to draw from absolutely nothing. One picture a day, every day, no excuses. Currently posting them to a forum thread until I consider myself to possess basic competence.


I take art trades and requests! I am fairly rubbish so I cannot remotely guarantee quality.
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anireal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch! <3
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry fourth year!
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Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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Rariedash Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there,
big thanks for da +watch :3
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needthistool Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
This is quite phenominal. Can you describe briefly the context for what's going on there?
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Thanqol Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Comet Kicker is my character in a Fallout: Equestria tabletop game. The descendant of a long line of Kickers and loyal soldier of the Pegasus Enclave, Comet Kicker got unfortunately stranded upon the surface when a military operation went FUBAR. Now she's stuck with a bunch of surface ponies, trying to complete her original mission while sowing collateral good along the way (Collateral is the right word, because Comet is an explosives specialist). Essentially a Dashite who nopony's got around to branding.

There are a few possible reads of the piece; the exact composition was up to the artist's discretion. My favoured reading is that Comet climbed to the maximum altitude she could endure and paused in wonder as the sun rose over the horizon. Her descent will start soon, and when it does she'll leave a white-comet contrail through the entire sky on her path to strike the earth.

Another read, suggested by a friend, is Comet looking at a town blow up on the horizon and thinking "Whoops."
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SharkTPO Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
С днем рождения. Говорят ты замечательный человек.
Я тебя не знаю, но вот тебе симпампулька: /)^3^(\
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Thanqol Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, clearly.
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Allottho Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! (oh, I hope I'm not late, with all those timezones and stuff)

Thank you again for all things you create and everything. Really, you are awesome! Please, stay that way forever and beyond!
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Thanqol Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I intend to! :D
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