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The Royal Flu (Page 5)

Luna is facing the reality. In a way.

:bulletblue: Comic cover

:bulletred: First page
:bulletorange: The Royal Flu (Page 2)
:bulletgreen: Page 3 - The Royal Flu (Page 3)
:bulletblue: Page 4 - The Royal Flu (Page 4)
:bulletred: Page 5 - You are here!
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The Royal Flu (Page 6)

Story: Lionel23
Art: Pony-Berserker
Script editors: Middy, VoidChicken, Pony-Berserker and soundslikeponies (yes, many people)

Mr. Terrible Cake is my new OC. Because yes. Sometimes you get crazy ideas when drawing comics.
Panel 4 features OC's of my Patreon supporters: Magello's Southern Comfort, MrPOSSLQ's Longhaul and Justin Blum's Show Stopper. Other ponies in the further background are just random ponies with mostly random colors, based on ponies you can find in official MLP comics. Oh, and Flash Sentry is there too. You can find him in Panel 4 and see what ponified Weird Al and Andrew WK did to him.

PS: Luna in the official IDW comic refers to Rainbow Dash as 'rainbow-haired one', and to Pinkie Pie as 'that one', which clearly indicates she doesn't exactly remember all their names. It's humorous but it might make sense, since they didn't spend a lot of time with Luna.

Luckily, I managed to finish this comic before New Year.

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PS: My patreon followers could have seen the comic earlier, and got WIPs and sneek peaks over last weeks! You can join them and pledge your donation here.
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Ranunl's avatar

Comics from the times this was posted often no longer are.

I hope your masterpieces never disappear.

Luna, you're being a Royal jerk.

alexandermon's avatar

And everybody is being a jerk to her because "She is not Celestia". She is a princess too! But it seems no one cares anymore.

Luna is my favorite Princess, fyi, but she's not acting like one.

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BattleCross61's avatar
Oh I know Rarity DID NOT just say to my Lunar Goddess WHAT I THINK SHE SAID!
that "cake monster" panel reminded me of an episode of "tiny toon adventures": Hampton was on a diet, and he dreamed about a cake chasing him around saying "EAT ME" in a REALLY deep voice...
MoonFlowerSax's avatar
Why did Flash Sentry get beaten up though?
MoonFlowerSax's avatar
That didn't make me laugh though.
A pony getting beaten up for no reason. :shrug:
ZanarNaryon's avatar
You may act all high and moral, but don't pretend you're above slapstick
MoonFlowerSax's avatar
That doesn't answer my question and just confuses me more.
ZanarNaryon's avatar
Slapstick, as you probably know, involves someone being hurt for the laugh of the audience. It's usually meant to have no impact on the character getting hurt or their surroundings, so it's more funny than shocking. If you're going to have a character being the subject of slapstick, it might as well be someone many people hate for being a one-dimensional waifu-stealer.
And my mention of you not being above slapstick: Many people act like slapstick is a simple form of comedy, not something their high and mighty asses would laugh at, but that's usually bull. Everyone laughs at slapstick from time to time, and, even if you don't, all comedy is based on someone's misery, so any joke you're laughing at, has to come at someone's expense
MoonFlowerSax's avatar
I never said I would be not be into that at all.
You need at the very least a premise, else it is like a joke without pointe.
To me it makes no sense, so I don't understand the joke and instead it just creates pity to me.
Hence I asked for the reason, to understand.

I can laugh when Rarity gets stomped by Pinkie Pie, if you need an example when I laugh about slapstick.
On the other hand I didn't even know what slapstick means until now.
I guess it is something like schadenfreude?

Also the assumptions you made about me, how to put it, not so nice.
Only because I said "I don't understand why X gets beaten up, its not funny.", it just left me in confusion.

Okay, that was much blah-blah, sorry, I'll just take your words and agree from now on, I don't want any fight.
katban's avatar
second last panel is hilariousXD
Eric-Michael-Kline's avatar
Panel 3: Luna keeps using that word. I do not think it means what she thinks it does.
drussell12's avatar
poor luna, only celestia can eat the whole cake.
Derpy-Hoovesbeck's avatar
whats with the toad?
In regards to your PS...really, does Pinky Pie need any other epithet than "*that* one"?
blacklantern2814's avatar
I miss this emotional side to Luna in the TV series. So funny
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CodyandGwen's avatar
I love the interaction of Luna and rarity in this, quite hilarious
GJTProductions's avatar
I wonder if anyone could get Tabitha St. Germain to dub this, just so we can hear her arguing with herself? :P
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