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Face Off!

Dear Princess Celestia,

It’s hard for a competitive pony like yours-truly to let go of a challenge. Usually, if I’m gonna go down, I'll be flying and kicking.

But there are some times when it’s smarter to let the challenge go and accept that it’s not something you can handle right now. It doesn’t make you lame or weak or any less awesome. If anything, it makes you appreciate just how awesome other ponies can be.

I guess what I’m saying is that you can still be one of the best ponies, but that doesn’t mean you’re the best at

Your #1 Flyer,
Rainbow Dash

P.S. Could you maybe send a few crates of eye-drops to Ponyville? We’re all out and the docs say I still need to hydrate.


After working on my last comic for so long, I needed to do something fun and relatively quick. Then I drew panel number five and haven't slept well since.

I've had this idea in the back of my head for a while, but it came to the forefront after the jousting scene in the Crystal Empire. In my view, it was not Dash's finest hour and went against some of the qualities she showed in Hurricane Fluttershy.

Special thanks to go :iconanxet: for the vector of everyone's favorite cross-eyed mare. I made some changes, but the overall vector saved a lot of time and energy.

After working on Dash's expressions, my eyes were starting to look a lot like hers.

Hope you enjoy!

Update: We start this one off Rainbow Dash and bloodshot eyes for perfectly legal reasons...

Yes... legal...

But dang, this was quick. I posted this around 10:00 pm on a Sunday, went to bed, and was on Equestria Daily by mid-morning. Never even had time to send an e-mail submission. So I owe a big thanks to whoever submitted this, or perhaps to a EQD admin who saw and liked the comic right away.

It's fun to see the activity stack up and read everyone's comments. Hopefully you won't find my humor too cracked.

Thanks to everyone for the support!
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Valtyrian's avatar

Fluttershy has the world's best pokerface

reminds me of a silly story where Pinkie and Fluttershy were having a contest to see who could stay quiet for the longest time.
after several DAYS Pinkie gave up...but nobody even noticed that Fluttershy was being even quieter than usual!
Delay455's avatar
Really where did u read that comic or see it?
one of Lost narrators blooper videos had an out-take, her friend Magpiepony did the voice of Pinkie Pie in a dub of it.
andreypaixao's avatar
that fluttershy is bloddy staregin-
FCtheHalfDragon's avatar
5th panel... nightmare fuel
HRH-Twilight-Sparkle's avatar
Note to self: Dont actually take the challenge XD

I just stared at fluttershy for 5 minutes. and seen my computer go crazy.
PuppyBeBad's avatar
Derpy's in the background!
For none can challenge Fluttershy, the STARE MASTER!!
Maxpolaire's avatar
Why are rainbow dash's eyes red?
They've been open so long without blinking.
Maxpolaire's avatar
OK, but why aren't FLUTTERSHY'S eyes red?

Because she's DAH STARE MASTER!!
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HRH-Twilight-Sparkle's avatar
Really. A Corey in Da house reference XD
PerryPickny's avatar
I wasn't doing a reference (I haven't even watched that show) XD
HRH-Twilight-Sparkle's avatar
(Maybe i just overthought it)
PerryPickny's avatar
(yup!!!! XD) but that's okay ;3
PerryPickny's avatar
we all make mistakes :3
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