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Gilda demands answers.


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:iconpartysplat:
PartySplat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
dang... i wonder if dash could have said that she couldnt tell her because it's a matter of privacy rather than trust, how would gilda have reacted...
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:iconcharlydasher:
CharlyDasher Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh boy, here we go... right out of the frying pan into the fire!
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:icontweshdash:
TweshDash Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017
Gilda,Fuck off you know dash loves so much Firefly then you,Then HA!
Dash dont like u Stupid dweeb

No offense
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:iconcosmicreader:
CosmicReader Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Ohhhhh snap
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:iconunsweetartscandy:
UnSweetartsCandy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
gilda the one who left rainbow dash
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:iconshadowbr0ny:
ShadowBr0ny Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
True friends understand each other. Even when they can't explain everything right away. Gilda... Has a lot to learn about Friendship.
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Ganondox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfft. True friends fight, but they make up. 
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RainbowFashionDash Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
WTF
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:icongeneralrommel64:
GeneralRommel64 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AHHHHHHHHHHH
ILL FINALY ADMIT IT THIS STORY IS SAAAAAAAAD T-T
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DrashieDragon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
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MLP Gilda (Fight) Plz  : Nope
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:iconxxfigaxx:
XxFigaxX Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student Filmographer
I think Billy is the dad...
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:iconxxmidnightderexx:
xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
no no no no no NO. No.

Have you even read this entire story?
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SwagFeather Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
yes, obviously
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xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
no no no no no NO. No.

Have you even read this entire story?
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SwagFeather Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was being sarcastic :/
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:iconxxmidnightderexx:
xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Yeeeah, it's kinda hard to tell someone's tone through text.
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:iconganondox:
Ganondox Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Only if you've never been exposed to written sarcasm before. 
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SwagFeather Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
But do you have to be this rude?
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xXMidnightDereXx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
How was that rude?
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:iconxxfigaxx:
XxFigaxX Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Filmographer
It was just a little =3... like I told to our friend SwagFeather, I don't speak english. I learn ! but it's possible to not understand all the story. But don't worry about that ;)

but, one thing: "how was that rude" ?

"NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! have you right the story???"

x) speak like that to your friends but be nice with strangers please ^^'
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SwagFeather Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
You were treating the situation in a rude way.
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
:iconrainbowdashplz::iconsaysplz: The hallway is booby-trapped!
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:iconmolepeter:
Molepeter Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
So much drama and emotions here...
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:icontomhur:
tomhur Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Man I bet Firefly feels like a jerk.
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Soulful-Sorrow Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Student Writer
It's a lot more powerful when Gilda cries, I think. It would've been too easy to have her simply yell at Dash and get angry, because she's done that before. What she hasn't done before is break down, which you captured beautifully, Sorcerus. Kudos to you~ :clap:
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:iconbenthehyena:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Billy doesn't deserve her friendship.
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TheFloweyfanclub Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup
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FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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:iconflareemerald77:
FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just throwing this out there.....I think Billy is a turd.
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:iconfearanger:
fearanger Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016
You mean he's a little shit? Because I think that sounds more appropriate right now.
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FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly!  LOL
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
I don't think there's any point to even trying. Not right now. Tonight, it is too late and you are too constrained to apologize. Give her some time to cool off. Figure out a way you can say enough to convince her you didn't blow her off lightly. Then you can apologize, and maybe she will listen.
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Yupasama Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
if even people reading that comics can't agree about the proper attitude to have in that situation and to talk or not about Derpy's situation, how these characters could ? :)
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Yupasama Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
hmm, some people in the comments forgets they are teens characters, young adults. They don't know how to deal with every situation, they don't want to break with friends and "special someponies" because a word or attitude could be not the smartest ever for each crisis. As usual, a teen believes everything happening now is HUGE and it will be the End Of The World : reputation, break up, schools, ugly braces, whatever : everything happening to them now is irremediable and serious for life. it's the classic "teen mindset" and we can see it here.

We can imagine theses characters ten years older looking back at it and telling "what a fuss we did, only Derpy had a real problem.", but for now, everything does matter a lot to them.

I would say the characters are very well written : they are not omniscient, they don't read the script and they don't know what they're thinking each others, like real people.  Obviously, if everyone knew Rainbow is the future element of Loyalty, there wouldn't be drama  : "ho yeah, it's true, Dashie is the Element of freaking Loyalty, she will NEVER abandon me. no need to worry or to argue, lalalalalaaaaa"

Gilda is angry, she 's not very sensitive but really trying the whole "friendship" stuff of ponies, but is fed up and thinks RD is not caring at all

RD has a kind-of-attitude of not caring by trying to be all the time cool when in fact she does care. But it's too late, people not close to her thinks RD is a hack

Firefly wants to protect Derpy and don't know what to do, and beside it's not her business to manage Gilda. Gilda who is clearly intimidating.


(by the way, Fluttershy being the naive dreaming teen not at ease with herself is clever, it works nicely)
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Eskerata Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This was worth the wait. Please keep writing this marvelous story.
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sunset-haste Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear if you ever bring this out on paper I'll buy it immediatly!
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Geriolah7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Hasbro? 
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:icondmbronie:
DMBronie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
the king of cliff hangers returns xD
awesome* excited for the next one 
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:iconno-time-for-caution:
No-Time-For-Caution Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh noooo, too many tears...
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:iconkabegamithegreat:
Well, at least Gilda is cool with Rainbow being gay, she just feels betrayed that she was stood up. :c

Judging by the situation this is not really a bros before hoes scenario. I hope she gets Gilda to understand.
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Coramino Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too sad for me ;-; 
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Aww damn! Can't really blame Gilda here, even though RD has pretty good reasons.
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:iconthefloweyfanclub:
TheFloweyfanclub Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, Dashie has known Gilda for a pretty long time, and she just ignored the party for like, a pony whos known her for like, idk several pages
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL SHIT
this situation is such a tangled knot of problems, damn

love your comic so much tho, it's drawn in such a lovable style and the personalities are so complex


hope Dash tells Gilda the real reason and Gilda happens to be mature and doesn't tell anyone else
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Well....shit. It's going to take a lot for these girls to fix this mess.
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MrDestiny80 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Sorc, you are a very talented and gregarious artist, with a well-deserved fanbase.
Your comics are awesome and I absolutely adore your art/writing style.

This comic was one of the things that got me into watching the show (yes, I started watching the show because of awesome artists like you, Princess Molestia etc.)
I was so looking forward to see how RD's lesbian relationship flourishes, how she manages to juggle her friendship with Gilda and what Fluttershy will do.

That said, I really do not like where the comic has gone. I have expressed this feeling for a while now: there are FAR too many intertwined plots. Derpy getting pregnant was not necessary. Too many story lines in one comic. I have not even seen Fluttershy in a long while. Why?

It is your comic and your choices are your own, but I personally think it should have focused just of Dash, Gilda and Fluttershy.
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RealRainbowDash1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't think you understand. This is the point, Derpy getting pregnant was planned for a loooong time, before Pierce was even introduced I believed. This is supposed to be a previous to MLP, so without this, Dinky probably wouldn't come out of this at all. Plus, that's also how the show is, and how you can tell if a comic is underdeveloped or not. This is perfectly developed, if you think there are two many twists and turns, stories and whatnot, then drama is NOT for you.
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MrDestiny80 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
I am really glad that you enjoy the drama and the Derpy subplot, but I disagree with your statements.

1)  "Derpy getting pregnant was planned for a loooong time, before Pierce was even introduced I believe" - Perhaps Sorc intended it, but I still wish she hadn't. If you read chapter 1 (and only chapter one) you will except a comic which focus most on Dash, Gilda and Flutter ... which is what I wanted :)

2) "That's also how the show is" - I guess I missed that episode, but I don't recall any pregnancy drama in the show (The one where Pinkie Pie knows is NOT drama). 

3) "
Dinky probably wouldn't come out of this at all" - Dinky being Derpy's son, although very logical, is NOT canon :)

Anyway, my point is that MY personal wish was that this comic focused on Rainbow's lesbian relationship and her interactions with the others and now this Derpy plot it taking up too much time.
If you enjoy it, perfect. But, I personally, do not.
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Yupasama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
in previous comment, yes, Sorcerus explained its intention to both to adopt common "fancanon" stuff (like Derpy having a daughter) and to connect to the TV Show in the end : the final status quo of the comics will be compatible with the the actual lore of the TV show (I guess : Dashie breaking up with Firefly and going to work in Ponyville)

Derpy getting pregnant is a core part of the story : it's the slowly developed drama which will push Rainbow farther and farther in drama until climax. 
Derpy connects everything : she's an important friend of Firefly and so it will affect the relationship between Rainbow and Firefly.
Derpy will leave the team prematurely and so it will affect Rainbow's ambitions and so on.
and of course, there is the whole story that it's Pierce the father and so again it will affect Rainbow.

Obviously, the comics goes where the Show can't go, but it's try to stay true to who are the characters and values of the TV Show (the whole fuss about friendship). In a way, it's what could be an alternate story about what made Rainbow Dash goes to childhood to grown-up. The moment where her core values were cemented.

We can see the progression since Gilda and Dash went in different teams, how the drama is slowly unfolding.

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Dinky is at that point a very sure thing. You're right: Dinky is NOT canon, but the author decided to use some fancanon elements. It's like we all know Derpy will be a postmare one day, in ponyville. (she also will be a companion of the Doctor, after or before Rosebud, but that's a different story ^_- )

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"Anyway, my point is that MY personal wish was that this comic focused"

of course, I don't argue about your personal wishes or tastes. it's all good and great.

But I argue the "derpy is pregnant" is a very essential part of that story.
I would say the story is focused on Rainbow Dash and how she has to assume who she is, the drama around her is to force her.

My own personal taste is I would have appreciated to see more about Fluttershy, but Sorcerushorserus choose to focus on Rainbow Dash and her others relationships. After all we have enough of Fluttershy and Rainbow in the tv show. And I'm fond of how he made Gilda both conflicted and sincere.

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if I should criticize the comics, I will talk about Surprise, which is an under-developed Pinkie pie clone (by it's very nature and hommage to the old generations of the show). It would be good if she was just a one-joke background character, but she's in a lot of page and she brings nothing to Rainbow Dash's stories or the readers than Pinkie Pie.
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Stolen-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I just ask where you are watching this tv show?
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