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Published: March 17, 2016
© 2016 - 2020 Pony-Berserker
art - me, story me and Middy
(Pony-Berserker is to be blamed for the horrible part of the comic, though)

Now maybe a few words on the idea.
So, here is a comic on somewhat controversial subject. Before you shout at me how stupid this idea is, let's check some facts. First of all, we have a Gelding Grotto on map of Equestria as seen in IDW comics. Now, MLP pony worlds is based on human world but ponies are still considered 'horses' not 'humans'. So, having that in mind, we know that horses in real life are gelded on a regular basis - it's a 'common procedure'. The beginning of this comic was, however, inspired by real life - in China, up to 20th century, parents sometimes castrated their own children and sent them to the Emperor's palace in hope that their kid would gain access to wealths and power (being an eunuch was actually a 'good' or at least possible way to gain wealth). See, real life writes the most unreal stories.
Now, some of you might argue how impossible it would be for Big Mac to be gelded, but again - let's check some facts. First of all, horses are gelded so they are suitable to work! Also, after gelding they are calmer and behave well. Sounds familiar? Now, Big Mac isn't exactly interested in mares, or relationships. Just like a gelding horse. Cheerilee and Big Mac laughed at the idea of them being in relationship... why? ;) And for Big Mac's voice - castration after puberty does not affect the voice (for humans - but since horses don't speak, we gotta go by this).
Will this subject return in my future comics? Maybe/ :P

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Captain Jack Sparrow -smile snippy snippyCaptain Jack Sparrow, scream Jack Sparrow Smiley Jack Sparrow - Go Away 
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LilmissgraceHobbyist General Artist
lol panel 5 braeburn's just waving like 'having fun there? :iconmnrevilplz: 
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SonicTheHedgeTrimmerHobbyist Filmographer
Oh so is this a editor-approved version of that super-censored comic you mentioned in another strip?
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Pony-BerserkerHobbyist Digital Artist
yeah :P
Toonwatcher's avatar
I knew I saw someone do a comic about this.
Abinicecake's avatar
sugar belle x big mac
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MoonFlowerSaxHobbyist General Artist
Well, there we are again.
At your most notably comic about that theme I promised to try to not name anymore, if I don't forget it. =p

You draw Big Mac really slender though.

I'm sad about gelded horsies irl.
But - oh well - that opens a whole new discussion about how humans impose their needs and wants on animals, ultimately abusing and hurting them.

Castration was also a common practice in Europe.
And I think that with the higher voice requires the castration before puberty, so it won't happen for Big Mac, even if he would be human.

I still like your comics about gel...el...el...um... former studs.

Yes, males are emotional too but they tend more to suppress it, which is a shame - just as much shame as it is frowned upon in society at many places.

Braeburn looks cute. :aww:
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Pony-BerserkerHobbyist Digital Artist
"You draw Big Mac really slender though" - it's a young BigMac in most of this comic so he had to be slender =P
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MoonFlowerSaxHobbyist General Artist
But Applejack, Applebloom and Granny Smith have their usual age...
There's an inconsistency.
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Pony-BerserkerHobbyist Digital Artist
*loud sigh*. Granny Smith has always been old in flashbacks. Final panels with AJ and AB happen in the present. Big Mac is also bigger in final panels than in panels of him nightmare.
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MoonFlowerSaxHobbyist General Artist
Sometimes you get annoyed easily. :)
Well, he still looks relatively thin on the final panels.

And Granny Smith looks a bit less old in flashbacks, though I only remember that one episode where Applejack got all of them into hospital and I think that episode aired after your comic.

And there also are flashbacks where Big Mac wasn't alive and there you see a young Granny Smith. Sooo, no, she definitely isn't always old in flashbacks. :D
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VectoredThrustHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, dear god in heaven xD
giantfox's avatar
They didn't know big mac just had a nightmare...
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rautamiekkaStudent Artist
Nor did Mac try to find out what she meant, having just woken up into reality. Although it did occur to me she'd mean the gelding, too.
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renacer87Student
Ha ha ha :D Poor Big Mac :D 

Good work :)
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rautamiekkaStudent Artist
He is kinda thin, so he's not nearly as old as canonically, but we got Aj the mare here ...

Not that bad ? They're sedated IRL, and I bet for a good reason. Granny's a little early with that, too, since gelding removes everything, so he'll stay as thin as mares, and has less muscle.
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Pony-BerserkerHobbyist Digital Artist
Big Mac is older and bigger in the sequence after he wakes up.
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rautamiekkaStudent Artist
Barely seeable, and I think I were a little off the track. Anyway, he shouldn't be gelded that quickly.
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Pony-BerserkerHobbyist Digital Artist
Most horses are gelded when they end their first year of life.
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rautamiekkaStudent Artist
Yes, very true, but if you want the boy to be a heavy worker like Big Mac (I have a feeling he's more than a heavy worker), you wouldn't want to geld him before he's more muscular than the young Big Mac, cuz the testosterone production will end on the spot and he won't grow past a mare's level. If even that.
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TheJayster49Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does gelding work, exactly?
rnko26's avatar
rnko26Hobbyist General Artist
Eunuchy, snip-snip
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TheJayster49Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I think I figured it out already

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Yikes lol
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