Partially motivated by today's new episode. Sweetie's growing up!
I haven't done Post Crusade exposition is a long-ass time, so apologies to new followers who are unfamiliar with PC and apologies to long-time followers for my ~rustiness.~
For quick review, PC is a comic/blog I started in 2012 that explores the lives of the Crusaders after earning their marks. Since it predates Season 5 where they canonically earned their marks, it's now an AU with themes of growing up, changing relationships, and loss of friends.
This universe's Sweetie Belle underwent a rapid maturation, exiting the Ponyville Schoolhouse at the top of her class, with royal honors, and attendance to some weird gifted student secondary school in the middle of a swamp. She also has those goofy little glasses that seal's the whole Nerdy Belle deal.
Honestly, I just wanted to draw her in a graduation gown >->'
Links: [Post Crusade on Tumblr