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MLP: FiM - Without Magic Part 76

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Published: October 31, 2015
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OK, this is probably the closest thing to Nightmare Night comic that I'm going to do. It wasn't really intended as one, but given the date it might as well be.

If you're in any way offended by what Mr Cakes is saying then please read the titles of the books\pamphlets that the ponies are reading.

If you're still offended, then you may not have gotten the joke.

Hint: The theme of this comic is "adults not getting it". The punchline is in Fame 7.

If you're still offended after that. Just be aware that I'm depicting ignorance in order to highlight ignorance. The wording is very deliberate to show that Mr Cakes doesn't understand what's going on.

Some of my though process is explained in this Journal entry (perfectblue97.deviantart.com/j…)

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Created in Inkscape, and Photoshop.

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FCtheHalfDragonHobbyist General Artist
...possible father of Screwball?
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I'm not even going to ask about Zecora.
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not Zecora, it's a pony cosplaying as a Zebra.
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Wait! Mr. Cake thinks being transgendered is WEIRD?? That's what most people would call "bigotry"!
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hint:

There isn't a single transgender pony in the entire comic.
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What do you call the guy in Panel 5?
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never came up with names for any of the OC.

He has a music note cutie mark, so I think ... maybe ... Bass Note?
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No what I'm saying is that the character in panel 5 is what you would call "trans-gender"
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are NO "trans" characters in this comic.

You've just missed the joke.

Take a look at panel 7. You'll kick yourself when you get it.
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RaingThunderHobbyist Artist
I'm sorry that's just what I first thought of when someone first introduced me to "tran-gender": "So he THINKS he's a woman"
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, the joke here is that none of the ponies on this page (except for the very last one) are what Mr Cake thinks they are.

If you look at the book that Lyra is reading you will see that all of the characters on this page (with the exception of the pony with the books), are part of a cosplay club.

The stallion in frame 5 is reading a flyer for a fan convention for Carrot Top. He doesn't think that he's a mare, he's cosplaying as Carrot Top.

The joke on this page is that Mr Cake doesn't understand popular culture, be it LGBT culture, or Cosplay culture.

I did the same with Mrs Cake on the earlier pages where she thinks that Goths, Vamps and Emo are basically the same thing.
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Is Megan the Wise the human girl from G1?

If so, Igneous Rock (aka PINKIE PIE'S DAD, Mr Cake is insulting his own employee's father!) is not crazy. He's the only pony in Equestria who remembers the Awesome Era, aka G1 and all generations leading up to G4.

G4 is the Slightly-More-Awesome Era.
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could be the same Megan from G1, but it you look at her shadow you might see that something isn't quite right.

FYI, that's not Igneous, Igneous has a different mane style, coat color and cutie mark.
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Oh, sorry! (About Igneous Rock)

And cool :) (About Megan)
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nightshadowmlpHobbyist Artist
Also, I kind of think that that lost pony civilization is Ponyland from G1.
WorldRunner18's avatar
The zebra cross-species dresser is what I imagine AshleyH would look like as a zebra. ^^
erictheblue's avatar
oh, that last panel reminded me of a silly story on Fimfiction where Luna kept stealing Celestia's toothbrushes, and using up the hot water in her shower...
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What did she do with the toothbrush?
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Was that doctor hoves dressed as the griffon?
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PerfectBlue97Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a nameless background pony dressed as a Griffon. I don't think that I ever wrote a backstory for him.
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So much jokes jammed into one comic :D (Big Grin) 
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Celestia' why are you keeping secrets?
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Seems normal to me. 
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