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The Great And Powerful Brag

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Published: July 19, 2014
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Update: A certain troll started targeting me with nasty spam for making this comic - so I think the only appropriate response is to promote this comic as much as possible?

Now we know where Trixie's problem came from.
RAVE-IX who commissioned this comic decided to torture me with a script containing way too many characters and crowds. I don't think I've ever drawn so many characters running. Stupid quadrupeds and the silly way they run. Drawing their legs in a good enough way took an awfully lot of time. I actually had a nervous breakdown in the middle of the drawing process, but I got over it :P

This comic is a little different than the version posted by Rave-IX. In addition to a few details, I decided to dealicornize Twilight Sparkle in the 'awesome running with manga-like speed lines behind them' moment. I also wanted to turn Trixie's mom into Trixie's aunt but :iconvoidchicken: convinced me that no one should blame and lynch me in case a real Trixie's mom appears in the show or comics. Well played, VC. Btw, you can blame me for the background gags with Sketchy and Twi Velvet in both versions... :P

And since I had to include crowds, I decided to use some OC's of people I know and sometimes talk with, and they hopefully at least don't hate me :P However, if your OC wasn't included, it doesn't mean you are not my friend - I just had limited space availble, or I just forgot you have an OC... :facehoof: Yes...
Here's the list of OC's (and their owners) in order of appearance:
:iconpixelkitties: Pixelkities, :iconlastoftheknights: Dark Light (only her flank is seen in Panel 1 :P), :iconmrposslq: Longhaul, :iconsaturdaymorningproj: Spotlight Glare, :iconszafalesiaka: SzafaLesiaka's ponysona (cosplaying as a hussar), :iconaurora-chiaro: Aurora-Chiaro, :iconcalpain-eqd: Calpain's ponysona, aka Calpony, :iconjaygazer: Dynamite Rave, Incognito (in Cal's scrub), then :iconsethisto: Seth's ponysona, :iconpony-berserker: my Giant Crab OC Tom the Crab, :icondaniel-sg: DanielSplatter: and last but not least :iconsketchywolf-13: Sketchy.

Two OC's were included as a reward for two of my patrons from Patreon!!
:iconmagello: Magello wanted me to draw a hussar pony. So I turned SzafaLesiaka into one, since both hussars and SzafaLesiaka are Polish.
:bulletred: :iconmrposslq: requested me to draw his OC Longhaul. 

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I'd like to see this redone with Trixie's mother from the comics.
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trixie's mother was in the comics? ;u if you mean that mare from years ago it could've been an aunt too. I mean, it wasn't stated who it was, right
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is the fairer unicorn talking to twilight's mother, trixie's mother?
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Now we know Trixie's "LOOK AT ME!!!" attitude came from a father that was never there for her. 
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Is that cosplayer pony dressed as a Polish winged Hussar?
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yes =P
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How long before Trixie dies a horrible horrible death?
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Well, Twilight's mom is a naughty one, as I see. :eyes:
Poor dad & children.

Shining armor looks a bit thin in your style, PB. :D
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Wow, the years have not been kind to Trixie's mom.
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lol sethisto XD
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Cadence: Must destroy.....
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and she didnt mention her daughter is the princess of friendship and saved the world several times? ok. :)
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It's probably because, like her daughter, Twilight Velvet is not a braggart.
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HI, :iconsaturdaymorningproj:'s Spotlight Glare! HI, :iconaurora-chiaro:! Yo, Thomas, mind if I have you over for dinner...?

Why Trixie, you conniving brat...! :iconprotomanplz:
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Perfect ending....
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I've never seen such a fat pony in all my life. :meow:
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Is the blue pony with the gray suit and the black glasses suppose to be Night Light/Twilight's dad?
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No... Twilight's dad is in the speech bubble over Twilight's mom's head, and the pony you described looks completely different.
It's just one of many OC cameos, as written in the comic descriptions.
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Oh... well he looks like Doug Rattmann from the Portal games :D
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:D WOO! Dynamite's fantastic rear end made it into the strip.   That is awesome.
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Careful Trixie, Cadence is highly possessive when it comes to her beard.
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