I know and I'm sorry, but believe me when I say that back when I made this I really didn't have wallpapers in mind. I wasn't even sure someone would actually look at or appreciate this (this was my first real pony piece and maybe the second picture ever I uploaded on dA).
I love love love your material, and this seals it. One of the things I love most in writing is playing with scale.
One interpretation of their parents is the slightly-cosmic alicorns which does have a nice classical feel but I far prefer this idea for their origin, whether as parents or just their larger selves. Your description immediately made me think Samurai Jack's origin for Aku. Familiar with it?
Thank you very much for your appreciation :3. I'm afraid I'm not very familiar with Aku's origins, back in the time when they aired Samurai Jack here in Italy they put it in some impossible time slot and I ended up never seeing it properly. I really loved the art style though.
Open on a starfield, and godlike entities with looks from different religions. Each is introduced in turn, as well as this swirling rippling blackness, a formless malign cosmic entity. They battle the blackness, destroying all but a tiny sliver which floats through space for some long period of time. Turns out it's actually quite huge, and it falling to earth kills the dinosaurs. The small sliver remaining of this "small" sliver becomes a dark lake, and a forest of black spears spreads out from it over the eons. Jack's father's lands are being threaten'd and so he sets out to destroy it. He, the sole survivor, shoots a magic arrow into the lake in the heart of the forest, and the lake drains and the spears recede back into the ground, Aku rising from what remains.
That's what this picture made me think of: our Princesses are tiny fragments of the enormous cosmic entities depict'd here, shed by some unknown process. It wouldn't surprise me if the fact that it happen'd was unknown to them as they were otherwise engaged in some titanic conflict.
I hate fav'ing with out leaving a comment, but I've been left without any words. I love this picture, we have such a talented fandom it is ridiculous. So many artists from across the board, sound, text, and traditional-- musicians, authors, and artists in general.
I have been everything from horrified to in tears by what I have found, always in the intended way. Now you have inspired awe in me with your beautiful work. I have always regarded the Alicorns as pony gods, and I'm finding that your work does them justice.