I know that this has been a divisive subject amongst fans. I myself ran through the gamut of reactions from frustration to acceptance. But in all of this I fear we've lost sight of one of the main issues:
What will become of Applejack's farm truck? I just don't know!
This comic is my own way of venting over the recent announcement for the season finale. I won't have a solid opinion until the episode has actually aired, and I am hesitant.
The only thing to do is enjoy Games Ponies Play, and then see how Magical Mystery Cure goes. And remember that out of all the oddities that can come from a toy-driven show, nothing (not even Twilicorn) is quite so odd as Applejack's farm truck.
Hang in there, everyone! I hope you enjoy the finale and this comic!
True story: For my birthday in 2011, my friends got me Applejack's truck. It was more of a joke since, as goths, the idea of anything cute or fun causes them physical pain. I had never seen it before, but my mind conjured a dozen questions. These included: Where would ponies get fossil fuel? Does it run on magic? If so, how does she fuel up? How does she steer? Is it stick-shift? Who the heck thought this was a good idea?
That is what it's like to be me.
The truck sat unopened on my shelf for about two months before I decided I would never be an MLP merchandise consumer and I donated it to Goodwill. If people enjoy it, good on 'em. It's just not my thing.
ok that season finale was cool, I liked the songs (all of them! too much songs!) and derpy is back!, I should probably do something with her soon. anyway have a weird comic because I don't have anything better to do.
also share your opinions about the season finale! you liked it? you didn't? (I want to hear what people think about it.)
My eyes! These hole-riddled limbs do nothing! --------------------------------------
I went into the season 3 premier with a lot of reservations. Chief amongst them was that the Crystal Empire wouldn't amount to much beyond the obvious toy sale pitch.
Watching the teasers didn't help. When Celestia explained the Empire's power, the first question that popped into my head was why Equestria would need such a thing. Just send Pinkie Pie on a country-wide tour. You'd go deaf from all the parties!
But I watched the premier and enjoyed it. While not my favorite episodes, they were well done and I enjoyed the world building. And after some reflection I answered my own question while establishing a bit of headcanon and the premise for this comic.
This will likely be my last comic of 2012. Which isn't saying much since 2013 is only a week and a half away. Still, I'll think back on this year as when I entered the MLP community as a comic artist and was overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of the fan base. Thanks for everything and happy holidays!
Update Dang, those folks at Equestria Daily work fast. I was going to submit this when I got home, but I find I've been featured with several fun comics. (I'm hoping I'm one of the two comics that made Sethisto laugh aloud).
Thank you to all the folks who posted comments and added this to their favorites and collections. It's a real treat!