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Just because I like the feel of a fabric,  doesn't mean I want to wear it.
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Should I keep the title card thing at the top? I dunno, I certainly have fun designing it, but maybe some of you don't like looking at it. Let me know what you guys think.
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I kind of like Opal, even though she can be kind of bratty. I'm surprised that in terms of abusive relationships, no one seems to talk about the relationship Rarity has with Opal. People always talk about Fluttershy and Angel Bunny. I suppose Opal gets a free pass because cats sometimes do that kind of stuff.
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I'll be posting one more comic after this. After that one, I'm going to focus a bit more on getting material ready for my commission page, as well as give some other projects a little more attention. That doesn't mean I'm not going to make anymore of these. It just means it may be quite sometimes until the next comic in this format.
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DoodleShine's avatar
Heh. Nice.

Opal in fifth panel: I know what you're thinking, so BACK OFF!!

XD
stevemacqwark's avatar
stevemacqwarkHobbyist General Artist
Opal must have some really low standards, especially if she doesn't want anything better.
BB-K's avatar
BB-KHobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness, she is one angry kitty. :o
ElementOf-Loyalty's avatar
ElementOf-LoyaltyHobbyist Artist
:iconraritydramaplz:-I wonder if Fluttershy would trade one of her nice animal friends for Opal?
ThatChaosDude's avatar
ThatChaosDudeHobbyist Photographer
How about Angel?
ElementOf-Loyalty's avatar
ElementOf-LoyaltyHobbyist Artist
:iconangelbunnyplz::iconthinksplz:I would extend the woes Opal install with Rarity.:iconthinksendplz:
EverlastingJoy's avatar
EverlastingJoyHobbyist Filmographer
Cats. How did Opal read Rarity's mind by the way?

Whatever, it's still a funny comic I enjoyed.
MelissaTheHedgehog's avatar
MelissaTheHedgehogStudent General Artist
If you've been around someone long enough, sometimes you know what that person is going to say or do before they say or do it.  That sort of thing happens all the time with my family. XD
EverlastingJoy's avatar
EverlastingJoyHobbyist Filmographer
I never considered that, but yes I know that happens.
ThatChaosDude's avatar
ThatChaosDudeHobbyist Photographer
Also, cats are psychic.
kitty1066's avatar
kitty1066Student Traditional Artist
you go girl!
TwilightIsFriendship's avatar
TwilightIsFriendshipStudent General Artist
Do keep the title card. It looks very nice.
Also, maybe your thoughts on her are right. To those reasons, I'd add that Rarity dishes out as much as she receives so it doesn't feel as one-sided as the brattiness of Angel.
You're doing well! I hope you'll find it fun to do all this stuff!
MelissaTheHedgehog's avatar
MelissaTheHedgehogStudent General Artist
Thank you!
Ordonn's avatar
Wonderful comic! 
I'm impressed by the effectiveness with how you communicate, and with the quality of the art!

As to your question about the title card...
As it stands now, it looks to me like it would be the official name of a comic strip. ie. The Far Side,  Garfield, For Better Or For Worse, Calvin And Hobbes, etc.
In my opinion, if you made it to look more like a panel in the strip, I think the idea of it just being a title panel would be clearer. For instance, if Opal was shown pulling the fabric off the clothes horse. Or if the fabric was shown falling off the clothes horse.

Another possibility is if you made that title panel to be a one panel summary of your strip.  The idea that comes to my mind would be Opal, on a pole in the same pose as the clothes horse, probably looking annoyed, with the fabric draped over her back.

My two cents.  I really liked this strip, and I hope to see more from you.
MelissaTheHedgehog's avatar
MelissaTheHedgehogStudent General Artist
I kind of thought the title card looked like it was part of the comic, but I guess not. Thank you for your feedback!
boronium's avatar
"Just because I like the feel of a fabric,  doesn't mean I want to wear it."
I feel the same way. I f*ck sofa cushions but that doesn't mean I want to marry it.
NicolasDominique's avatar
NicolasDominiqueProfessional Artist
Nice fabric is nice xd *HISSSSSSSSSS*
Veratai's avatar
VerataiHobbyist Artist
HISSS! XD
Emeowrald's avatar
I wonder if Opal somehow knew what Rarity was thinking. 
watergod159's avatar
I say she just assumes by now, poor cat has probably been stuffed into so many outfits by that mare. I really dislike outfits on animals, it's degrading and en-cumbersome to the animal and it's frustrating to the owner. The exception being collars, scarves, and hairless animals
Emeowrald's avatar
Yes, well I would believe it. Rarity probably would dress up every 
animal in Equestria if she could. After all everypony must be fashionable 
to Rarity it seems. 
watergod159's avatar
I can agree to that, Rarity does seem very blunt in that reguard
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