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PS: Changed Spike's drawing, to make it look like much younger kid drew it.
As requested bigger & enchanted photo from Panel 6
My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic © Hasbro
OK, before I start critiquing, I’m going to say this “Sir, I don’t believe you understand that I almost cried after reading this.”
Now let’s critique this: *Cracks open a can* Okay, So....
Plot: The plot starts off with Sunburst, Starlight, Spike, and Twilight in the castle practicing a spell to send to send Twilight back in time to meet her idol: Starswirl the Bearded. Surprisingly it works, but the victory is short-lived as the spell did not send her to Starswirl, but rather a short while after the Sonic Rainboom incident. She then meets a younger Spike and is quickly faded back to present day as quickly as she was....teleported...?...to the past. This idea seems possible because I wouldn’t put it past me if Starlight and Sunburst actually started doing this: experimenting with magic and what-not. But I do get this nagging hinting sensation that starlight wouldn’t meddle With spells that had to deal with time travel, especially with how remorseful she was in the event of the Season 5 finale. But I’d roll with it.
Summery: this comic has a few things going for it: the drawing was good, the plot was simple, but the one thing that stood out, far more than anything I have written here, was that it had heart. What I mean is that There are other fan made comics who deal with genre like this and they fall into two categories: they become so heartwarming that it makes the reader start to tear-up/cry, or they become so cheesy that even twilight would look at it and tremble with fear. Luckily, this falls in the formal, rather than the latter. I think it was pages between 6-8, basically the last segment, that I was begging to fell these emotions; it was that heartwarming and that’s not an easy feat with me. And that panel in page 8 where spike says “mom” and Twilight has that “moment of realization,” that dam behind you eyes was hanging by a thread; it was was just that beautiful and was handled very well.
The reason I’d didn’t put up other segments up here like “character” and “setting” is because the screen time for them was so short that they didn’t really evolve higher from the original baseline from the show. Even then, I still had a great time reading this. I would rate it “Great time, Great read.”