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Our story begins with a pony who’s not the focus of this comic: Sweetie Belle. She awakens to an ear infection with the most curious reaction: “Naaarrrrrrr!”

I shall have to try that expression the next time I suffer harm. It seems… unexpected.

Rarity steals the show next page with a full-drama entrance, complete with treating her bed-ridden sister as if she were on death’s doorstep. Followed by confirmation that she’s not contagious. This is what I enjoy about Rarity: her extreme reactions with snippets that show something beneath the fashionista tropes.  

Anyway, it’s off to Manehatten for Rarity for another round of being Sapphire Shores’ designer. Things take a turn as Babs shows up. Rather poor communication on Sweetie Belle’s part not to tell Rarity that Babs was coming. Then again, the ponies in this franchise really aren’t great at logistics.  

The comic does several things right with Babs. First of all, it’s not a case of a redeemed character. They did that in the Manehattan Mysteries arc with Babs and Trixie; and while there’s an over-reliance on continuity references in this comic, I really like that they’re not defining Babs by past mistakes. The second strength is the adorable poses. She truly looks crestfallen when she learns her friend isn’t there. We’ll get to the third strength shortly.  

Rarity seems to sense a problem and dotes on Babs… for eight pages.

It’s a long stretch. And while there are funny moments, such as a psychotic mane stylist, it’s pretty one-sided. Rarity is shown doing the same thing she did with Twilight in the series premier: showing a generous spirit with a narrow focus. It’s charming and in-character, but it eats up a chunk of time. Almost half the comic!

We don’t get to understand what’s driving Babs until she rushes off, mentioning her disconnect with her parents. After some excellent counseling from Sapphire Shores, Rarity begins to step outside of her own viewpoint and takes Babs to a special event: a mare roller derby.

Where we learn that Princess Cadance is leading a double life! Oh, you can say that “Shining Harmer” just looks like a certain somepony due to limited redesigning, but we all know the truth. Our perfect pink princess pummels ponies as a pastime! 

Best part about all this is that Rarity never makes a comment on the uniforms or any of the usual fashion quotes. It’s very easy for writers to go for the quick joke there, but this presentation makes her more dynamic. She’s politely interested, a little confused, and she’s enjoying that Babs is having fun. This is the third strength of Babs: her conflict helps flesh out Rarity as well.

This is the fun of putting two polar opposite personalities together. Despite their differences, a common theme emerges. Both Rarity and Babs have interests that aren’t readily understood by friends and family. What Brony couldn’t identify with such a concept? Yet by acknowledging this, Rarity’s able to build a bridge between the two of them and connect. Not over a shared interest, but the enjoyment of seeing someone else happy. 

Much like a roller derby, this comic is slow to start off with the participants gaining momentum. Yet when it gets moving, there’s a big impact. The moral is great, the secondary characters do a lot to contribute, and both Rarity and Babs come away as enjoyable.

I think the comic would have been strengthened if they’d cut down on Rarity’s pampering tour and used the space to flesh out the awkwardness with her own family. Perhaps a flashback of her trying to get her father interested in fashion. A small change, yet a significant one. 

All in all, I’d recommend this comic with the caveat that it requires patience in the middle. Things will pick up in the end with a satisfying payoff.

Now… commence with the Roller Derby Cadance fan art!

 

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Don't spill water on her and don't feed her after midnight.

And of course:

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

Here a comic dub by :iconshadowring123:
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Katie Cook’s writing has featured more and more winks at the audience, usually with the characters acknowledging that something doesn’t make sense. In this case, a camp of settler ponies admits that the plan from the previous issue was plain dumb. Not a great way to start, saying “Our heroines were idiots.”

Longhorn makes his master move: to legally file for ownership of Rancho Bronco. Applejack’s counter-plan requires misdirection. While Twilight and Fluttershy keep Longhorn bogged down in paperwork, the others try various tactics to move the bull camp off the land and invalidate their claim. They fail repeatedly, usually due to poor planning or incompetence. There’s a very strong Looney Toons vibe to these scenes. They’re being played for comedy, with absurdities from both the bulls and the ponies, yet fail to include something important.

In Looney Toons, the incompetency was on the part of the villains. They would fail, and suffer repeatedly at the hero’s antics. We could be amused because the bad guy kept taking the fall. Here, it’s our heroines who keep failing, and the fact that they’re bumbling about with the town’s future doesn’t make for comedy. It’s grating to see them so ineffective.

However, the ponies’ plans do come to fruition as Twilight uses the system to make Rancho Bronco untouchable. And since Longhorn assaults the property, Twilight is now able to magically detain them. Thus we are told this is a happy ending and our ponies depart.

The fate of Great Uncle Chili Pepper, the reason for the ponies’ initial journey, is never revealed. I think we’re meant to ignore the fact that one of Applejack’s kin is still missing.  

The Law
One of the most frustrating aspects of this comic is how the ponies are caged into inaction by the law while the villains move about unrestricted. Longhorn is a brute and a nicely irredeemable character, but he is not clever. Robbing, destruction of property, and assault would invalidate his property claims in any sane world. No so here. This story requires that the law does more to protect the guilty than to defend the just. If we are to take this comic as canon, it would suggest that Equestrian law cares nothing for its own citizens.

Our heroines don’t come off very well either. Despite their insistence on following the law, they repeatedly rely on falsifying information, tampering with legal documents, and even binding and gagging a notary so they can enact their plan. Yet one heroine above all comes away tarnished…

Twilight Sparkle
Who is this pony? Because she is not Twilight. The Twilight we’ve seen in the past is a very by-the-books pony. Yet when forced to choose between the rules and the needs of others, Twilight has stepped out of her comfort zone to do what is right. In this tale, she has no qualms about letting others suffer so long as she follows the rules. Even when the bulls assault a friend for the second time, Twilight does nothing to save her until the bull tosses her away.

Many have passionately defended her stance in this comic. Saying that she hasn’t the strength, the jurisdiction, or the moral justification to apprehend the bulls using magic. In my eyes, the climax invalidates those defenses. Twilight does use magic. Not for the defense of her friends. Not for the defense of Equestrian citizens. Not because it’s the right thing to do. But because the rules say she can (though the rules themselves make little sense). Whoever this pony is, she values the rules above other ponies and learns nothing from the experience. That is not Twilight Sparkle.

Hope for the Future

I enjoy the IDW comics. This is not a declaration that the series is not worth reading or that one should stop because of this singular comic arc. Yet I urge people to understand one thing: a good story flows from established characters and allowing them to react to events in a believable way. This comic treats our heroines as malleable personas, giving little mind to how they would react and instead dictating terms. What we have is a story filled with inconsistencies and contradictions, with the justification that everything worked out in the end. But a good tale is like a long journey. If the travel is unreasonably painful, reaching the destination is not a moment of triumph but rather a sense of relief that it is all over.

I’m glad to put this arc behind me and hope for better start in January. All I can do is urge people to give this particular two-parter a pass and look for better stories to come.
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There it is.
It took a while to get to it (lot's,lot's,LOT's of work), and we're sorry about that.
Enjoy the spirit of chaos.

Go to the poll and choose who will get a Simulator next!
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(More coming soon...)
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Lol, nope DOOR SLAM 
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Art by: Me.~
Pinkie-straight-hair by: Rarity(? .~

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Pinkamena Happy:heart: rvmp Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] 
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Introducing, SPRAKLE, the unicorn!

Ok, so this has been sat on my harddrive for a while now, and I figured that since I was looking into the possibility of developing something to at least the storyboard/animatic phase for university, this character would make for good nice quick skits.

Technically it's not MLP, but it's equine so that should keep someone happy.

And if you're wondering what this might be like animated, well, here's an animation for you!
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:icontwilightwasrightplz::iconsays3plz: I'm not the one to blame!:iconsays3eplz:
:iconapplejackuh-huhplz::iconsays3plz:Then who is! The power bill for this month is crazy! Oh right, crows got fried too.:iconsays3eplz:
:icontwilightconfusedplz::iconsays3plz: Last week I left them with princess Luna as a substitute tutor. She was supposed to teach them something about commanding and conquering. I assumed it was going to be a history lesson!:iconsays3eplz:




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Just to break from parodies and crossovers, a regular (?) comic. Enjoy.

Can you name all the episode references?

Oh hey, I like lineless backgrounds now. They could be more detailed than this but that would eat up a good deal of time. Expression repertoire extended as per usual. What do you think?

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More of my pony comics here.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Hasbro

This piece by me - :icongray--day: If you want to repost this somewhere just please remember to credit me, link back here and make it outside of dA. Thank you!
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I always choose the water type as my starter but that terrible frog/ninja thing from the new pokemon XY made me change my ways after...ummmm like 10 years of playing pokemon? (also I hate frogs, toads, etc).
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Accidents happen.

(Commissioned)

Next: [link]
Prev: [link]
First: [link]

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Official Site : [link]
SF on FB: [link]
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For a good while now I've been trying to find an excuse for Octamum to shout "MY REAL BABY!!!" towards Octavia. Then this idea came along! :P

No doubt she won't be letting Octavia out of her sights for the entire evening now! =P

UPDATE: A few people were having a hard time grasping this, so I've gone and updated the dialogue for the second and third panels.

MLP:FiM owned by Hasbro
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Maybe everytime you use a repel in Pokemon, you're damaging the ozone layer (repels in Pokemon look like aerosols).
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So post-production at The Hub either REALLY needs to quadruple-check their episodes beofre they get aired OR they're baiting us fans to spot out the animation derps....

I caught Silver Spoon with TWO EARS ( i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q… ) as she was bad-mouthing Scoots. Who else really wanted to RIP THESE 2 BRATS APART after the episode yesterday????

MLP characters (c) Lauren Faust and Hasbro
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You are now imagining Shining Armor shouting "Cadance!" repeatedly.
Maybe an occasional "OH Cadance!!"

....Yeah okay, I'll shut up now.

One of my friends saw me drawing this, and said he didn't understand the joke.

The only way it could have been more obvious is if Cadance leant in and said, "Hey Twilight, I'm f**cking your big brother."

...But that would have been weird...

...I wonder what Twilight needed Cadance's help with?

Enjoy. :3
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in other unrelated news I just finished playin' Adventure Time: hey ice king why'd you steal our garbage!. it was too short and I feel like complaining somewhere... but yeah, no. :(
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eeeeeeeeeeeeeh, I got nothing. I had a super awesome comment but now I can't remember what was it, probably I will remember tomorrow or someday, don't worry (pls worry)

Ps aquarius is number 4 of 7. 4/7

Ps.2 hey also guess what!? I finished that hellboy/derpy stupid idiot shameful comic (oh god what the hell!?) but I won't post it on any gallery cuz we are gonna take it to the bronicon as a printed stuff thing (meh...) so the people a the con will know how it ends before anyone (it's only like 3 more pages anyway) else! (and is not even that good)

Ps.3 Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, figaro magnifico.
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Negligence, or smart thinking? You be the judge.
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My eyes! These hole-riddled limbs do nothing!
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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.

Special thanks go to :iconbeckiergb: and :iconjessicat0: for their excellent stain glass windows. All other backgrounds are products of my own vectors.

Special fonts come courtesy of fontspace.

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!
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That's right. Pinkie Pie speaks in Comic Sans. Trolololol. :P

EDIT: Wow, this got on EQD-- thank you, folks, that's so awesome. :D
EDIT AGAIN: Over 25,000 views? What is this, I don't even. You people rock.

Vector Credits:
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Surprised Pinkie Pie [link]
Pinkie Pie Poker Face [link]
Happy Pinkie [link]
Pinkie Pie Blowing a Horn [link]
Celestia Vector [link]
Serious Celestia [link]
Plain Celestia [link]
FIRE FIRE [link]
Sun Vector [link]
Princess Celestia's Room [link]
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Art by :iconcsimadmax:

Princess Celestia is wondering what to give to Luna for Hearth's Warming Eve. Princess Luna overhears this and uses her powers to enter dreams to perform 'inception' (implanting an idea into someone's mind) on Princess Celestia while she is dreaming. Idea based on the movie Inception.

Comments anyone?
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Adapted from the wonderful fanfiction by Jeffrey C. Wells, A.K.A
Skywriter (with his permission).

Thanks to :iconhawk9mm: for providing the Canterlot background. fav.me/d6afr7y

"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" is property of 
Hasbro © 

Click here for Spanish version
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I kind of feel bad to draw Applejack like that.
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Enough said.
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Playing around with part of a painting I'm working on. 
Made this. 




Pen and photoshop.
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Well that escalated quickly.
Remember, your maturity is not linked to your physical age. You're only as old as you feel. And don't worry - Luna isn't going to leave Celestia on the moon. When it's time for the sun to set, she'll bring her back down. But someone should probably tell Twilight that it will not be necessary to power up the Friendship Cannon.

Thanks to =Infinitoa, =RainbowDashie, ~Skylark-Torch and ~TiaAndLulu for assistance and feedback with one or both comics.

Additional Files: Part 1 | High resolution version

Celestia's Bedroom from episode 1x05: Griffon the Brush-off. Canterlot Castle Balcony from episode 3x02: The Crystal Empire, part 2. Twilight's books from episode 1x04: Applebuck Season. The Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, Nightmare Moon and Twilight Sparkle characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
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in a unrelated comic note today I had a BBQ. it was cool, we had beer, we had pizza and all kinds of dead meat. I'm stuffed and happy.
also I left world of warcraft for some days to start playing pokemon black, again, now in full nuzlocke. awwww yes
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that sidekicks episode was fun, now we are one step closer to the season ending and the princess coronation thing (oh god!). stuff is gonna get really weird in the following weeks Im sure.
anyway! have a comic (original idea by some unknown anon in /mlp/)
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so I heard there's no new episodes until january 19...dang...
anyway have a comic, I promise some chrysalis on the next one.
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I survived another doomsday! when is the next one? (also I hope is zombie related)
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ha! I'm late to the party, I just watched the new episode last night and it looks like it was leaked like a week ago, oh well.
also the episode gave me a feeling like things are ending...like no more seasons...or I may be just paranoid (but not an android)
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The first draw along in *forever* in the mlpds IRC.
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Inspired by :iconevil-dec0y:'s lovely piece: [link]
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Look at everything that ended up getting left out, haha.

Again, inspired (and design borrowed from) by :iconevil-dec0y:'s piece: [link]
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And... video with making process: [link]
with music of :iconthecarbonmaestro:
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If you like my work, like me on facebook! - [link]
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Trixie's shenanigans do more harm than she thinks
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For :iconrevenantswrath:.
Pet project of mine, couldn't resist the fancy~
I know she's got no legs...










Morbid Malign *RevenantsWrath
Artwork *tt-n



Please, do not use or post my work without permission.
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Theory. Done. (Not mine found it on Internet)
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Some really awesome artists recently completed this stunning piece and I have agreed to upload it here as a neutral party. Please note I DID NOT create this, that honor goes to the ladies and gentlemen in the description below.

This holiday season, some of us comic artists have decided to combine our efforts and bring you all a very special work. A collaborative comic following the spirit of the traditional "Twelve Days of Christmas" carol, but with each verse receiving our individual, ponytastic twists. With it we hope to express the ideas of fun, togetherness and a crazy sense of humour that run deep within the My Little Pony fandom.

We wish you all the best and a pony-filled upcoming new year.
  ・The comic's team

The panels for this comic were contributed by the following artists:
:bulletred: DanielSplatter
:bulletgreen: DaringDashie
:bulletblue: DoubleWbrothers
:bulletred: Epulson
:bulletgreen: Foxy-Noxy
:bulletblue: Gray Day
:bulletred: Grievousfan
:bulletgreen: Labba94
:bulletblue: Narflarg
:bulletred: Pony-Berserker
:bulletgreen: Saturdaymorningproj
:bulletblue: Tobibrocki



My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ゥ Hasbro
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Christmas time is busy for many of us, and while I've been busier than normal thanks to a big project I'm working on, I still found time to put together this little illustrated poem. However you may be celebrating the holidays, I wish you a happy and peaceful time.

Sightings:
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Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor today, I can tell you!

Maude Pie is best Pie!  Well, okay, maybe not best Pie, but definitely Best Rock Expert Arbitar of Ancient Evil Gods Pie.
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they can glue her back together but that will be unethical.


also for the people asking. yeah, I opened commissions and there's info about it just above the comments in my profile page thing. I just don't want to write a whole journal about it, I'm that lazy.
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damn! I promise to stop making more of these shining armor problems stuff comics, this is the last one (...maybe...)
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maybe Shining Armor should have suspected something wasn't right about Cadance when she signed as "Chrysalis, queen and supreme overlord of all changelings"

also read my journal!: [link]
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I survived another doomsday! when is the next one? (also I hope is zombie related)
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we are watching "the ghost and the darkness" tonight at 9:00 pm Eastern on my friend's livestream channel. join us and watch some guys being eaten by lions and maybe superman.

UPDATE: movie is over and was filled with lions, a lot of them. some people died but we will remember them as the guys who died eaten by lions....
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Yes Yes hete ya go evolution of my ponysona Pinky :D
No they all aren't my Ocs,it's one OC only all desings of her what i ever had :)
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It was based off some other stamp but now I can't find it. :slow:


Other stamps by me:
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njaa here is another pic of King Sombra and his friend Pinky...^^
heh used scene from one mlp episode...i don't remember with one it was...where rarity met fancy pants..whatever :XD:
before you ask-NO! they aren't couple or something...Pinky is Sombra's only friend,and she helped him conquer crystal empire...^^
yep it's another pic what i made with mouse ^^
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*sighs* no tablet....need to draw with mouse ._.
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The Master and The Doctor.
Master/Doctor

*-_-*
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