The History of Qetesh
Qetesh was born in Second Life in 2007 when her real life avatar decided to name his Second Life character Vala, after Vala Mal Doran from Stargate SG-1. As Vala was once posessed by the Goa'uld Qetesh in the show, the Second Life character of Vala once more became the host for the Goa'uld.
At about the same time Qetesh's host changed slightly and reached her final form for a longer time:
A neko half-demon with grey skin, red cat eyes, bat-like wings, and simple black horns between her cat ears.
First signs of Pony
A few years later, in May 2011 I had the following conversation with a friend in Second Life:
|Are you a fan of My Little Pony by any chance?
|I have heard of it... and that for some reason adults like it...
|But do you like it at all?
|All I know about it is that it is a childrens show about some pony...
|Aww, could you do me a small favour?
|Try and watch it? Just to see if you like it?
I did her that favor. I watched the first episode on YouTube... It was weird. It was pink. It was silly. And it was awesome! I am not sure anymore what exactly got me hooked, but a few days later I had watched the complete first season.
I started looking for fan art and sucked in everything I found, and then I began waiting for the second season with my friend.
Soon after that, I began to classify myself as a Brony. Though back to the history of Qetesh! That's why you're here anyway.
I started to see ponies in Second Life. At first just a few, then more and more. I really liked them, so I decided to ponify myself. It took a while to find the right avatar and mod it in order to turn it into a pony version of Qetesh.
After several tries it was a success, Qeteshpony was born:
A demon mare with a gray coat, red cat eyes, bat-like wings, and simple black horns between her pony ears. Sound familiar?
Basically she was really just a ponified version of my former avatar, and over the course of 2 years that more and more became the new Qetesh.
After a while I wanted more than just the avatar in SL so I made a simple design draft in the Ponycreator and asked MeggChan who I met on Google+, if she could draw Qetesh for me. She since then made most of the art that exists of Qetesh.
At some point I suddenly had several pictures and a huge, lifesize plushy made by Little Wolf Studios which I got from Suzan at BronyCon 2013.
At some point I decided that a little update of my avatar - and by now my OC - is needed. Somehow I didn't like the horns much anymore and the design of Lunas Guards (and after Bats! also that of Flutterbat) appealed a lot to me. After a lot of thinking and tinkering I decided to make a small change:
I removed the horns.
Basically that's it - and even though bat ponies were canon before, Flutterbat made them a lot more common. So here she is, Qetesh in her final form: