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Daring Do and the Ancient Curse by Starbat Daring Do and the Ancient Curse by Starbat
Whew! This took a long time to complete. I hope you enjoy this comic.

For those that aren't familiar, this is a reference to a scene from the movie The Mummy. Here's the clip [link]

For the "bony" structure of the mummy's face, I created this reference for what I believe pony skulls must look like. I used details from what actual horse skulls look like to make it more realistic. [link]

And yes, in case there weren't enough hints, the mummy is supposed to be Lyra. It's meant as a reference to episode 4 of season 2, where Lyra is dressed as a mummy in the background (for Nightmare Night).

Huge thank you to :iconbreadking: for providing the everfree forest background in panels 1 through 7. Frankly, I had enough backgrounds to worry about already. XD

Reference background to be found here. [link]

Twilight's cutie mark, by :iconblackgryph0n:
Daring's cutie mark, by :iconhawk9mm:

UPDATE, same evening: I am once again honored to have been featured on Equestria Daily. Thanks so much!

My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic is property of Hasbro.

-----------------------------------Just for fun -------------------------------------

Twilight: Oh look, I may not be an explorer, or an adventerer, or a treasure seeker, or a gun-fighter, miss Daring Do.... but I am proud of what I am!

Daring: And what is that?

Twilight: I ... am a Librarian! *faints*

Daring: I guess librarians can't hold their dandelion wine...
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In my oppinion originality isn't all that important, espaially with a crossover. I found it quite interesting you chose to impliment the mummy into a daring do story. that'll give you a good number of points. Also the choice of twilight as evelene was very well done. I was slightly perplexed that you chose to portray lyra as the mummy, but then i realise she could mistaken twilight as bon bon so that'll work quite nicly. I found the way you pointed out the gag of the howeling wind to be perfect. you obviously payed attention to the numerous movies that played that joke.

At anyrate, very well done!
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This is my favourite My little Pony comment online.

It is truly fantastic. The original storyline, the fantastic drawing, the little hints and hidden jokes, the way you portrayed how much Daring-Do is like Dashie and even the way you showed how their two personalities differed so much.

I can't describe how awesome this is, you did such a great job! I really hope you're proud of yourself^^

I rated so highly because I can tell how much effort has gone into this- and I assure you it has totally paid off created a great, effective piece of art. Well done!!
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cbugnet2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read in slide 10 she says Lai rah
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and the mummy's colors are Lyra's, and she was buried with her lyre.
cbugnet2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-it's L-lyra...
Starbat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup.  ;)
sockerboy129 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
i was Going to say oh CRAP! but at least it was a dream
Phenometron Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I love this comic dearly. ^.^
Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Join us next time for part 2, where Twilight and Daring Do discover the Necronomicon!
raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

awesome comic, that mummy Lyra with the empty eye sockets is so creepy... :iconlyrashrugplz:

I cant wait for the new Daring Do episode coming in season 4 :icondaringdoplz:

Starbat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.  Thank you.  :)
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I expectedthat mummy to rise up and yell, 'Hands!' Seeing as how it looked like a mmummified Lyra.
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