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PONIES!!! - 150 by Turag PONIES!!! - 150 by Turag
And that was PONIES!!!

I have finished some comics by now and I know a couple of things. First, Calvin & Hobbes ending keeps being my favorite ending. Second, Dover's old songs sounds good for goodbyes (even if the lyrics doesn't fit). But I never know what to say, so I'll ramble a bit and say whatever comes to my mind.

It has been a ride, hasn't it? I have some unused jokes and I could squeeze another 50 pages, but after almost three years I have said everything I had to say. It has been fun and making another year worth of comics would be fun too, but I wouldn't be saying anything new and furthermore, I wouldn't be making a comic about MLP, but a comic with some characters from MLP. Which is fine! But not what I want to do. I prefer to keep working on my other comics that aren't about MLP.

What will I do? Maybe I'll make a new MLP comic. Maybe I'll edit the fic I left almost finished before starting PONIES!!! Maybe I'll keep going with my own projects. Maybe I'll do drawings instead of comics for a time. But before I make a decision I know I'll take a break for a while. The last three years I've been working on four different comics at the same time. That's crazy. And I'm tired. I want to lay off, watch some movies and play some games, dammit.

Before the curtain falls for good, I have some gifts. First, a drawing of Princess Hornlestia and her creator, which I forgot to upload for months. Uops. Second, the whole comic zipped in... a zip file... in case you want to read it again. Third, some recomendations to fill my place: To Her Surprise is the best MLP fic I have read. Good as in "Past Sins, The Eternal and Background Pony are good and all, but I would buy a To Her Surprise copy if I ever see one in a book store". That kind of good. Twilight's First Day, on the other hand, is probably the best MLP comic I have seen. The way muffinshire draws comics makes me want to read Understanding Comics and Making comics again and again to get as good as him. Finally, Neverending Story isn't a MLP fan-something, but you should read it. Even if you already read it. If you are an author or love fantasy in general, odds are you will love it.

Okay, I think that was enough. It has been real, it has been fun. Goodbye and thank you for everything.
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Smaloki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Well then. I can't say exactly what I expected this to be when I started reading it, but it certainly wasn't this. It started off randomly enough, but developed into something rather solid with a decent amount of continuity (while maintaining some level of randomness). And it actually ended - not because the author suddenly stopped updating it, not because it was put on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time, but because the story was, essentially, over. I'll admit that I haven't read many web comics, so my experience may be a little distorted, but I honestly did not expect the story to have a real ending.

Aside from being a pleasant surprise and just an enjoyable story in general, it also referenced some great songs I hadn't heard (of) before; I especially like "American Pie".
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Turag Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
I have read hundreds of webcomics over the years and only a handful of them have an ending. They are like superhero comics and shonens in that regard. They never, ever end.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked my silly crazy webcomic. It makes me feel a little less crazy for drawing this strange story XD
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MiG111 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
I'll miss these ponies www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgGqY1…
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CookieMoone Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
And that's end? I feel so...
EmptyRainbow sad 
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Turag Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
I'm 'fraid so. But hey! You always can read it again!
Anyways, I'm glad you enjoyed the comic, even if reaching the end was bittersweet.
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kuronekoking Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Student Writer
thank you for that wonderful story. I laughed a lot, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Thank you, and I hope our paths cross again.
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Turag Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Haha, still feels a tad weird to see my silly stories described as wonderful. Well, thank you for reading! I'm glad you liked it ^^
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RubyCast Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Awww! It's sad to see it over, but also fulfilling. 150 pages is a lot. I don't know what else to say except good job and I'm looking forward to whatever projects you have next. 
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Turag Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Don't worry, you said plenty enough. Thank you!
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Saddust Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2015
A finished comic ??? I didn't know it existed on the Internet ! Congrats (^v^)
It's been fun to read, and I love the ending.
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Turag Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I know right? I love webcomics, but you get used pretty soon to never see them end in their own. I'm glad you liked it, thank you!
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Somehow missed this at the time, but I've found it now!

It's a shame to see the series end, but that's better than it becoming an abandoned project. Here's hoping you move onto fun new stuff! :)
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Turag Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I'm glad you didn't miss it, even if it took you a while. Reading a comic isn't a race, anyway.

I should move to new things at some point, but right now I'm in the "I forgot how to draw humans again" and "It's too hot" phases. Both issues have a solution, fortunately.
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woodybg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
wait rartiy has a nose but the others dont or am i insane 
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Don't worry, she does. You should worry about the explanation, though. She got the nose implanted so she could consume cocaine more easily.
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woodybg Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
oh ok 
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GothGuru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
First rule of Never Ending Story, there is no forth wall. That's why I love it.

Ponies was great. Thank you for that.

It would be great if someone, anyone, did a fan comic about Trixie's childhood. There is a subtext where Rarity hated Trixie from something that happened when they were foals. My theory is that there was a cutey pageant circuit that both were involved in. Trixie tried to use magic to win it. Celestia outlawed all such pageants because of that.
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Turag Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2015
It would be a change from the usual, that's for sure. Most stories about Trixie's past picture her as either an orphan or a kid who fled from home and started her career in the streets or a former Celestia's student shadowed by Twilight's success. Not bad per se, but a little variety is the spice of life.
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Icelord2314 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo monsieur, bravoClap .  Can't wait to see what you do next.
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thank you, thank you *bows* *hits his head on the table* Dangabit!
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CensingArt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
I don't leave a lot of comments on dA, but I feel like I probably should for this; I'm going to miss it. I loved the light humour and the simplistic and colourful art style, and I really hope you continue making good content that'll brighten my day with whatever future projects you choose to undertake.

Thanks for all the fun, and although this may not seem like a lot, this comic sure meant a lot to me :thumbsup:
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
I'm always astonished when I read this kind of comments. We authors (or me, at least) never do things thinking you'll touch people that way. So, thanks!? It means something, buddy.
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WelfvonEhrwald Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
No more pones? Now very sad No, I disagree!

Great comic, I liked it a lot :) (Smile) 
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
When you get sad when something ends it's good in it's own way, I suposse. Thank you!
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zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dammit!!! Why it ended so fast? It feels like it was only the beginning.
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Time flies when you are enjoying it, doesn't it? But I have spent enough nights drawing until the wee hours to know it was anything but fast.
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biasedeyes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
:D It was great! Actually my favorite MLP comic, because it kept things light instead of being super serious, while still having interesting characters and interactions. Hopefully you'll be keeping the comic online here, but I'm downloading the zip just in case.
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
I don't plan to delete anything, but you never know what will happen, that's why I uploaded the zip in the first place. I have seen a lot of webcomics disappear for a lot of reasons, and not always it was the author's fault. So yeah, keep a copy, just in case.
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Draco-McWherter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Aww, this comic was fully wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. Great work! I hope you rest well and enjoy your down time. Thank you again!
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Oh, yes, I'll rest. I'll rest for good. After answering all your comments. I can't believe how long it's taking to answer all of you. But I'm grateful nonetheless ^^
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Draco-McWherter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
XD
Lots of comments just means you have much love.
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
I actually wasn't expecting an ending to this. Caught me by surprise, but admittedly it feels good. This is a damn good ending to an, often weird, but incredibly entertaining series. Nice work, man. And nice work ending on 150, a nice complete number. :dance:
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Weird, it was definitely weird. Some of my favourite stories are things like Rocky Horror, Paprika and Grant Morrison's Animal Man, So I guess it can't be helped. Surprisingly I didn't have to change a lot to end it on 150. Planning in advance is so rewarding :icontwilightclapplz:
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, it's over? Wow that was a fun ride though. I certainly enjoyed it!
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
It took a while (three years are no joke), but yes, it's over. Good to know that those years weren't boring (even if they aren't a joke (and this is the best I can do at puns (for reals))).
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HayesAJones Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've really, really enjoyed this series and I want to thank you for creating it. So... thanks!
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Ach, don't mention it ^^
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Empty-bee Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
"Always leave them wanting more." Trixie approves.
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
The best single advice for both authors and drug dealers (but don't tell anyone I said that).
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tuppkam1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why does the rarity puppet have a nose? Cx
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Aw, man. The most common and most awkward to answer question during the comic's run. I hoped someone asked it for the ending.

They already told you, but yes, Rarity used to snort cocaine so she needed a nose. It was explained here turag.deviantart.com/art/PONIE…
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OctopusGardener Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
For her cocaine
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DatPoneEnthusiast90 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lol Lyra's face in the 5th panelBut I didn't listen (Pinkie Pie) PLZ
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
I know! It's so stupid. I love it.
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DatPoneEnthusiast90 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hehehe. :giggle:
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YesImDeadpool Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015   General Artist
No more? Aww!!
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
That's it, PONIES!!! is no more! No, wait, that's bad :( (as bad as dA default emoticons, at the very least. Dear lord.)
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white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Awl! That's the end? well thank you for a great ride!
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Turag Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Yes! Thank you for riding along! Thank you for flying with Celestial Airl- whoops, wrong place.
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white-tigress-12158 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
haha!

Any plans for future comics?
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