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tourist trap by CSImadmax tourist trap by CSImadmax
eventually twilight lost her voice after 2 hours of continuously yelling that "nopony ever pays attention to what she say"
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StarlyMoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Midnite-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Student Artist
I'm surprised Spike hasn't already eaten the entire castle! Maybe that's why they only show certain places in the castle in the show, all the other places have bite marks all over the place because of Spike!
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Spoiler for "Triple Threat":

Spike may had overcame his addiction to eating the castle, but not Ember
Kartoffelkamm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Speaking of which, there is a somewhat popular theory going around that the castle may or may not be sentient in some way.

And just like that, Ember eating parts of the castle is a lot darker...
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
It came from a seed conjured up by the pillars, so technically, the castle is a crystallized plant;

Science has already disproved the theory of plant perception
Kartoffelkamm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well, actually, the pillars each infused a crystal seed with their magic, and over time, these seeds became the Tree of Harmony.

Also, of course plant perception is a thing. If one plant is attacked by insects, for example, nearby plants with start producing substances to fight these insects, even if they themself are not yet under attack.
Therefore, if the castle, which is connected to the tree, which is connected to all of Equestria, senses that something is threatening the land, it´ll do what it can to procte the land.
Sure, it won´t stand up and kick some flank, but it can use the table-map-thingy to summon ponies or other magical beings, such as Spike, to certain locations.

The Tree of Harmony was created from the light of Equestria, a. k. a. the Pillars, and the seed it created, which grew into the castle, most likely needs this light to survive, just like the tree itself. Therefore, if the Tree of Harmony notices a threat, it lets the castle know, which then sends the most qualified beings in its reach to eliminate this threat. That´s basic plant immune system behavior, and if plant perception was not real, this wouldn´t work.

Also, Equestria is not our world, so I guess we can assume that not everything has to be the exact same in both worlds. I mean, in a world inhabited by magical, talking ponies, shape-shifting insects and competent political figures, is it really so unlikely that a castle, which has magically grown out of crystals formed from the piece and harmony of the realm I may add, posesses enough sentience to detect threats to its life, and then send other beings to deal with this threat?

Anyway, if the castle were a crystalized plant, this would mean that it came to be when a plant turned into a crystal, which is not the case. You see, the castle is a crystal, created by the Tree of Harmony, which got strengthened by the Elements of Harmony being returned to it after they themselves were strengthened by the Mane 6. The Tree then created the seed/box/whatever you want to call it, and when the Mane 6 used their keys, representations of their understanding of the Elements of Harmony, the box got the strength to grow into the castle.

Ok, this turned out a bit longer than intended. Anyway, thanks for reading. :)
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Great work
Derracias-35 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spike is going to be fat. 
meepking123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
AlexLovesLPS Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Spike stop eating twilight's castle!
Flimflanboy Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He could literally have breakfast in bed.
CatsMusicGamingArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
his bed IS breakfast...

no, wait. he still sleeps in a pet bed...
RickyDutton Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm surprised Spike hasn't done this in the show yet. XD
Eshlielloll11 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Student Photographer
lol The Spike is starting to eat castle Eating 
transformerseveryday Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
There should have add more comedy to the My little pony show Friendship is magic.
That would have made the show more interesting.
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student Writer
At most, this show goes five minutes without a joke. And that's only on the serious episodes.
Why is there so many serious episodes?
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student Writer
Because it's a show that isn't afraid to tackle serious subjects?
Your work is more entertaining the show itself.
Maruraba Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You kids there! You get the buck off my lawn!
AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were you inspired to make this comic by the opening of this video?…
Besomi Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2015
Since this comic was posted almost a year before that video, no.

CSImadmax (who is currently missing) was a class act, she actually inspired a bunch of stuff and artists from all over the fandom.
19jburner Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Too bad there's no emerald..
horsegirl1231 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
there's definitely something wrong with his cheeks 
they have cancer
haha! spikes a royal pain!
WesleyAbram Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Spike I know you eat crystals and gems But you could at least leave the castle alone. Keep eating it and you or twilight and her pals won't have your new home any longer.
DarthVader447 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
He's a dragon, dragon's eat gems.
Philaharmonicai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Too funny! This is my headcanon. Not even the SDCC teaser can convince me otherwise. I will believe in this comic into infinity. It was hilarious all the way through but Spike just killed me!
papptimea84 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
awsomePrincess Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
you just said laughing out out out out out out out out out out out out laud

i'm not very good at Eglish...
Fritfeng Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This gave me a good chuckle, very funny and well drawn comic as usual
Kst3xh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
So apike has finally become like my pet cat puppy and my kittens? Always chewing up the house :3 [lol]
disney-mlp-forever Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
PEOPLE( second panel)!?:D (Big Grin) =P (Razz) :happybounce:  great job and I hope future spike won't regret itIce Cream Licking 
Nyerguds Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
People are just people you know. It doesn't specify "humans" in any way.
eldrde Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike: because parasprites are too mainstream.
ghettotwilight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Now we know who is going to be a very fat dragon next season.
WHAT-AM-I-DOING-WUT Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Divebomb88 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
ExMedal Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student
I hope the front door is next to the living area coz I would not want to walk a long corridor every time I want to go outside
GunBunny1991 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2014
The next day,  there were 1/4 inch thick steel Posted signs with the phrase, "Posted: No Trespassing, tourist groups will receive 1 (one) warning shot befor-- *the rest of the sign is a conglomeration of 1/4 inch to inch-and-a-half wide holes, rendering the 'sign' little more than twisted metal below the top third*
It took 5 group leaders 'losing' their megaphones or their hats before they got the message that they were unwelcome. ;)
Jimbodeek Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
It also took several shouts from Twilight Sparkle, who took Royal Canterlot Voice lessons from Princess Luna, to get the tourists to go away.
IsabelleDeabra174 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
LavaTalon73 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
LOL I can actually imagine Twilight saying this in the show :P
BluePeach14 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor spike
RainbowDashie41 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
oh Spike biting like Luis Suarez 
Arorochi45 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spuarez better said ;)
jaguarcats Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
2 hours later Spike had to get his teeth removed so she still had a home left, RIP library x.x
crimsonsaphire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I honestly miss twilight's old library.  It was simple and nice looking where as this one feels way to bright and girly.
artlover138 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Personally, I miss the tree house as well, but along with her becoming an alicorn, it was a sign of growth for twilight as a princess. However, I do want to wish for 3 things in the next season
1. More development for the other mane 6 that is on par with Twilight's, like maybe another episode of daring do with rainbow dash or she confronts the harassing bullies from the cloudsdale episode, rarity getting a chance to show her fashion skills for other nobles like fancypants or even on the 2 royal pony sisters,etc, Fluttershy tries to interact with the Ursa Major, her cub and any other constellation animals with Discord "helping".
A. they used more colors shown on the outside of the tree  other than those super tiny lights hanging down and get rid of that weird crystal on top, make it look more like the tree of HARMONY and not simply crystal empire knock off with twilight's cutie mark hanging on top.
B. they have an episode dedicated to Twilight and the mane 6 trying to make it feel like not only her home, their place.
curtsibling Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The arrogant aryan pony blood is showing clearly here!
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