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Response to the question:
"There's one thing I don't understand about pinkamena art, why do people always draw her with straight hair? She's not depressed when slaughtering...if anything, she's happy as hell."

Most people seem to be unaware of the significance of the timeline and the difference between the two non-canon Pinkies/Pinkamenas:

Cupcakes Pinkie Pie: Cupcakes was written before either "Party of One" or "Cutie Mark Chronicles" aired and, at the time it came out, she was depicted with her normal curly hair. "Cupcakes Pinkie" is a sadistic psychopath, basically just a psychopathic variant of her canon self.

Pinkamena: Pinkamena, with straight hair, is a classic depressive schizophrenic with comorbid MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) tendencies. It is interesting to note that this is very much in line as a valid possibility for her canon character who, as shown in the show, displays very strong characteristics of Schizophrenia: Delusions, Disorganized speech, and Grossly disorganized behavior, as well as Manic episodes characteristic of Schizoaffective Disorder. And it can also be said that her "Pinkie Pie" personality is a secondary personality that appears during her mania, while her "Pinkamena" personality should be considered as her "true" personality, as it was how she was as a filly.

Now to your question: Although her behavior in "Party of One" was mostly passive or harmless, true schizophrenia, over time, usually culminates in psychotic episodes which are often destructive and violent, and her violent retaliation against Rainbow Dash shows that she has the propensity for such a prognosis and was likely on the verge of a psychotic break - but fortunately deviated toward catatonic schizophrenia instead.

So, in short, the straight-haired Pinkamena characterization is highly fitted to the role of a vengeful psychotic - but she would not likely be laughing or smiling while performing in this capacity, but rather screaming or crying - and this is the personality of hers that I adore most.
A brief analysis of the aberrant Pinkamena and "Cupcakes Pinkie Pie" personalities.

This is an ongoing discussion! Please read the comments before submitting or asking anything, as the analysis will be constantly picked apart, revised, and refined. I'll collate the newer data into later deviation(s) once enough material has accumulated.

I am not a psychiatrist or medical professional. The study of aberrant psychology is just a passion of mine. This analysis comes from private research and will contain errors, generalizations, and other inaccuracies. Valid corrections and input are all greatly appreciated!

Image: I have no idea where I got this, and could not find who drew it. If anybody has any idea, please let me know.
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KirbyFluttershy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
This is interesting. =3
I like it. XD

Pinkie Pie, and her other half especially, are really interesting to me...
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PinkamenaFan526 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

It makes so much sense xD

Great job on the art, also


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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Interesting work. I'm writing a fanfic about Pinkie at the moment that will explore how Pinkamena is her "natural" state, much like what you've said here. I'd be curious to know your opinion of it once I've posted it next week.
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scorchedwing Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds interesting, send me a link when it is up!
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Okay, here's the link: fav.me/d6jri0m

Hope you like it.
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KirbyFluttershy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
That fanfic is pretty good. =3
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RedneckNerd17 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I couldn't agree with you more. BUT I will say this: I do believe she would be happy in her straight haired psychotic state. I actually find "Cupcakes" more creepier with the happy Pinkamena. I only believe it was written with her curly hair because it was written before the episodes "Party of one" and "Cutie Mark Chronicles. My theory is that Pinkie has struggled with these issues all her life and can't control them. I believe that she only becomes psychotic when Pinkamena takes over (kind of like a severe multiple personality thing). I believe she still is happy and stuff but a creepy happy, kind of like how she was in "Party of One". Since then, I even made my Cupcakes cosplay basing off straight haired Pinkamena.
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XD190 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i tend to disagree with the many radical interpretations of 'Pinkimena' while we know that Pinkie Pie turned a tad detached from her normal state of reason in the episode 'Party of One' i do not believe this secondary personality of hers is perversely and/or psychopathically homicidal,
(as the disturbing twitter forum; "Ask Pinkemena"may suggest.) in any way.
merely, as portrayed in the episode of her appearance, she is just slightly detached from reality in believing that her friends didn't like her anymore. thus making her depressed. it is true that when the episode showed her twitching involuntarily,
(with a split-second colored splash background.)
it was showing her having symptoms of a mental break down. however, there is no evidence that her behavior might be shown as either self destructive, or homicidal. as one could clearly see in the episode, she constructs make-shift 'party guests' to replace the friends she supposingly lost. thus creating a new medium of emotional support for herself.
now, one may add the point that her constructs might be potentially destructive to her remaining psyche, as the show depicts her constructs talking to her, telling her to 'forget her former friends.'
however, i believe they aren't innately destructive. even if her psychopathic delusions were telling her to do something, usually destructive to herself or others in most cases, but instead her delusional construct did nothing more that just tell her that she needed to
'forget about her friends', and that
'they don't deserve this party.'
this behavior does not suggest that she would have turned homicidal in any way. really what she might have done is simply go on partying with her delusionally constructed guests and after, remained by herself and her lizard pet from then on. now assuming that she'd attempt to become more sociable again, she would seek out new friends to hang out and party with. and try to avoid her former friends. or, if her schizophrenia persisted, stay inside and construct new 'party guests' for herself.
no "cupcakes", no homicidal tendency's at all.
just more self imposed isolation, bouts of depression, and more delusionally constructed 'party guests' which, as time goes by, might become more elaborate than just a pile of rocks or a bucket of turnips, perhaps life-sized puppet versions of her friends, no doubt.
and lastly, Pinkie Pie becoming homicidal, would never happen. regardless of an advancing psychophrenia.
her base nature is she wants to make people happy with fun parties. and so she would never consider hurting other ponies. perhaps.

if you have any counter arguments, please PM me.
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PataponFan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind; I just realized the upload date of that is later than the upload date of this.
Sorry. ^^;
Unless that really is the original artist, just on another account. idk:shrug:
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PataponFan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Image if you still need it: [link]
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