The first Trixie Vs. Hearth's Warming(2012):
So here it is, the culmination of over six years of a story(this makes it sound like there was a plan all along, as opposed to me just winging it every year like I actually did).
This is easily the biggest comic I have ever made, by almost ten panels. So necessary to say there's a lot to get into here in the description. (Also I'm sorry if it takes a while to load being such a large file, but please try to avoid the description before you read the comic to avoid spoilers). All together this year had over 130 panels, almost double the second highest.
First of all, from the comments I got over the course of this year's 'TvHWE', it was obvious to me there were going to be some people who aren't happy with the ending. Some people wanted a bittersweet ending where
Aunt Bea still died in the blizzard but Trixie still manages to become a good pony. While some were wanting other less happy conclusions.
I apologize that this may not have been the climax you wanted, but I'm not going to lie, I'm an absolute sucker for a happy ending, especially in Christmas stories(I cry watching It's a Wonderful Life' every year).
With only so many panels and Trixie being at her parent's house I wasn't able to make as many differences to "the timeline" as I would've liked. I threw a few things in there, like I added taped pictures to the mirror in Trixie's room(each with a little bit of Aunt Bea in them), and Jack Pot not being worried about blizzards anymore.
I realize there are some unanswered questions, but I wanted to make sure all of the big ones were taken care of, and I didn't want to make a whole extra comic that just turned into a "Question and Answers" segment. I do have actual answers for the questions that I didn't get to in this comic, so instead what I will be doing is answering any questions yall might have in the comments.
As I said last year in the journal concerning the future of 'Trixie Vs. Hearth's Warming', I'm not closing the door on it, I can easily see me putting out shorter comics come future Christmases. I just do not believe I'll do anymore with the size or seriousness(since this is at it's heart a light comedy) of this year, or last year's story of Trixie trying to steal Hearth's Warming.
With this story starting as just a funny spoof of 'A Christmas Carol' I thought ending it with a relevant quote from the book would be fitting. I've compiled all of the previous years of TvHWE into a single folder and it can be found here: www.deviantart.com/evil-dec0y/…