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Comic: Passive Aggression is Magic by SpainFischer Comic: Passive Aggression is Magic by SpainFischer
Seriously, girls. That was your solution??
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mrhistorybuff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019
Yes just yes XD
JadeStep96 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019
Ever since this episode released I never cared for it.

The entire plot line of the episode was odd and this solution to the issue made very little to no sense at all. I really like this comic strip you made because it sums up pretty much just how I feel:

Spike symbolizes logic and Common Sense. He wanted to address the situation within the most appropriate manner that would have also been very efficient and would have worked.

The others are pretty much the exact definition of counterproductive. They're so-called "Solution" was easily one of the dumbest things they could have done.

( I understand that MLP is a cartoon that's targeted towards a younger audience, children but that pretty much only drives the point even further. With a show with the name friendship in it this episode didn't really teach children how to address a situation like this properly or in a mature fashion. Of course the story writers have to come up with something in order to make a script after all but there could have been several other unique ways they could have gone with the plot of the episode)
LachlanDingoOfficial Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lachlandingoarchive (5) by LachlanDingoArchive  :"Geez, that's kinda harsh, even for my other 5 friends, don't'cha think, Discord?" 
Discord (No) plz :"Trying to stand up for your crush, eh little dingo?"
Lachlandingoarchive (7) by LachlanDingoArchive : "H-HOW DID YOU KNOW?!"
Lachlandingoarchive (9) by LachlanDingoArchive : "I-I mean... no, I... just don't want Rainbow Dash feeling sad is all!" 
BBBHuey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you keep bringing me into these..?
LachlanDingoOfficial Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know. Sorry man. ^^; I just have a wild imagination.
BBBHuey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Your imagination can carry you anywhere you want, but please don't let it drag me with you.
LachlanDingoOfficial Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry. ^^;
NikkiHar18 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow; dumb plan. What they did in that episode had NOTHING to do with friendship--just hypocrisy. Why must logical sense be totally ignored?
serious-sam-64-64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyes rolling Spike  "Man you guys are gay... I need to get some guy friends..."
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Well, it's not as if Dashie woulda LISTENED if they HAD talked to her.
TheGoldenYoshichu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019
Perhaps but that doesn't excuse them from trying. Just a one or two minute scene of them attempting to talk to her would have undone a lot of this episode's problems (though it wouldn't redeem it entirely).
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019
I honestly would've loved to see that scene too. 
simply-amy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
Ziblink Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so true.
cool23819 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Student Artist
Spike is not amused.
Ruyeka-San Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Why is this the case with almost every RD episode?

-Rainbow is doing something they dont like
- they decide to give her anxiety (new hero pony, mad zombie infection)
-then go "lawl is doesnt feel good does it?"
poolel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Like, only two episodes were like that. Most other Dash episodes are quite varied. 
Ruyeka-San Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
They still seem a lot harder on Dash. You'd think with Applejack's honesty, she'd be the one to tell them "We need to tell Dash the truth". Or they dont let her explain. like when theyre all like "you know Fluttershy's not a tree" when Rainbow Dash tries to explain
CHRlSTOPHER Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
They do.  In Filli Vanille Pinkie was harassing Fluttershy and the mane 6 did nothing to stop it.
Ruyeka-San Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
Oh I heard about that. Fluttershy ran crying and Pinkie was just like "lol what i do?"
Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
God, I love reading the comments on this. The comic is great, but the sheer debate and argument about the episode? Priceless :XD:
SpacePrinceofJupit3r Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not at all a MLP fan, but this is pretty funny :D
I like how Flutter Shy -or whatever her name is- doesn't seem completely down with this XD
FrostfireAccel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fluttershy is the concerned yellow pony XD
request-mutant Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
ugg. that episode. Like the Star Wars holiday special and Chuck Austin's run on X-men we're all better off if we regard it as a bizzare dream or somthing.
TheBrandonian Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Don't look like that Fluttershy, you lent a hoof too y'know òwó
Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JDMiles Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist

I’m not so much of an RD fanboy that I believe she can absolutely never be in the wrong or need to be taught a lesson herself. I’ve come to terms with my stance on the episode: I don’t hate it like the majority of the fandom, I just think it could’ve been done differently to help the message flow better.

Looking back on it, I acknowledge that RD was in the wrong,there were points in the episode where lives were at risk and her showboating could’ve been saved for later. And while I understand that she kind of needed to be taken down a peg when lives were in danger, but the mane five were also in the wrong, and the way they conveyed their message was very poor and came off as VERY mean-spirited and hypocritical.

Not mention that Fluttershy didn’t even DO anything in the grand scheme of things aside from said flyby when RD expressed the joy that flying was the one thing she was the best at. So what? RD wasn’t allowed to be proud that she could fly?? That is NOT humbling someone, that’s just pouring salt in the wound.

Also how can they call her out on bragging and saying she should be humble if they showed up at the parade? That and attending their own parade kind of comes off as more hypocritical since the episode practically begins with her enjoying that fact that she has a fan club and the Mane five get on her case about her huge ego while she’s at a gathering of said fans at Sugarcube Corner, which was technically after her heroics. And yet it was ok for Mare Do-Well to attend her own parade under the same circumstances?

They both technically EARNED that praise.

Not to mention that with episodes like Applebuck Season, The Last Roundup, Bats, Sonic Rainboom, and Sweet and Elite under their belts, AJ and Rarity are the last characters I want teaching someone about humbleness.

But the biggest problem I have with the episode was the aspect of "show not tell" being ignored in certain parts of the episode."28 Pranks Later" worked better with that reason because of that solitary aspect. We actually SEE them SIT HER DOWN AND TALK WITH HER. And when that fails they have Pinkie confront her one on one. That way it doesn’t feel like they all just jumped in on the plan without thinking of other options.

Yes, she probably wouldn’t listen, but it would’ve been a nice gesture of faith if we saw that her friends trusted her enough to at least TRY that first. It’s one of the reasons why I was able to genuinely enjoy "28 Pranks Later" despite having a similar premise. For me, if we had seen the two scenes where they talk it out with her and she didn’t listen in place of the flyby and Sugarcube Corner scenes then it would’ve worked a lot better in my opinion.
dksponge13 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems legit...😑
entiegon Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
I love how Fluttershy is cautious all the way through
chickunplz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
That episode was possibly the biggest fail in the show's history. I'm getting a feeling that some writers *coughmerriwethercough* purposely derail characters.
DuckInATopHat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's that, or the characters become Mary Sues. They have to looks, all they need is the inability to do wrong
TextBookrelic45 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
That's the message I got from the episode
bearclaw63 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Student
Lololololol XD
Lunardive Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I was saying all the way through the episode! Lol
xxSactaviaxx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
CROSS1213 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
..and make it look like a female darkwing duck!!!! :D
lightning-dash-mlp Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
They're going to do what to my dashie?!!!?!!!
Jarlla Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Girls...amiright, Spike ? XD
chris-the-sword Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
well, i guess thats how those ponies operate, instead of talking things out.... :/

oh man, you drew them perfectly, with nice linework, good poses, excellent face expressions, and a nice style to match with the originals.
good work, nice comic, and its funny too!

i like it alot, good work sir, plz do more stuff like this!
GalaxyGal-11 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Student General Artist
i love those ponies
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PencilMarks-youtube Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Different perspectives:
Twilight: this is the best idea ever! MUAHAHAHA....I mean..hehe.
Rarity: proves rainbow right! She is such a rude pony!....right?
Fluttershy: don't know....should I say something? they won't listen.
Pinkie pie: I like cupcakes...oh! Friendship is magic!!! Yaaay! Why are we yelling friendship is magic!!!?
Julianthenoob Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
[ICON] What!? 
lapislazlaz12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Artist
Scootaloo Intensifies 
Blossom0988 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg that's how it is in reality.
FIM xs
dudebladeX Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This... Explains so much, and yet so little.
TailsandSpike4EX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
AmagyDragon25 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
douchebagship is magic
abertrandtwin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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