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Comic #79 is out on iTunes, Kindle, and other digital comic mediums.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #79
>Sam Maggs (w) • Toni "Pencils" Kuusisto (a & CVR A) • Sara Richard (CVR B) • Justina Babinska (1:10 RI CVR)
>It's the anniversary of the founding of Ponyville-which means it's time for a celebration! With a surprise show in store for Mayor Mare, it's up to Twilight and Apple Bloom to keep the festivities a secret... but that might be hard in a town like Ponyville, where you never know who might show up!

Previous comics can be downloaded here:
kwn6i5jng6bsow5z.onion.to/
http://yp1.yayponies.no/books/book.php
https://pastebin.com/RsSrSfQD

Previous comics can also be viewed online here:
http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/My-Little-Pony-Friendship-is-Magic
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>>34002171
I can't think of 2 more boring characters but here's hoping
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>>34002171
This premise sound more boring than Rainbow Trip special
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do 5 grown mares in their 30s have nothing better to do midday than follow a filly around
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That's all of it. Hope you enjoyed it /mlp/!

Link to archive with uncompressed jpgs:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/jxby4spy0x46hxc/%2379.rar
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How would you rate Comic #79 out of 10 /mlp/?
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Later this month we should get Spirit of the Forest #3 concluding this mini series:

My Little Pony: Spirit of the Forest #3
>(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Brenda Hickey
>The Cutie Mark Crusaders take to the woods to find the mythical Spirit of the Forest in a last-ditch effort to get Filthy Rich to change his scheming ways! Will our favorite fillies find the elusive guardian? Or will somepony else get through to the greedy miser first? Find out in this conclusion to the Cutie Mark Crusaders' latest mini-series!
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>>34002238
Next month we should get Comic #80 starring Pinkie Pie:

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #80
>Sam Maggs (w) • Kate Sherron (a & CVR A) • Sara Richard (CVR B) • Justina Babinska (1:10 RI CVR)
>Get ready to roll a natural 20 as Pinkie Pie and the rest of your favorite ponies gear up for a live-action role playing game for the ages! With elaborate costumes, captured princes, and one of Pinkie's famous pies on the line, you can bet things are going to get crazy! Gear up for a fantastic adventure with your favorite ponies!
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Next up in the books is another one of the Golden Books. This time featuring Pinkie Pie next week on 9/3:

My Little Pony Best Gift Ever: A Perfectly Pinkie Present (Little Golden Book)
>Tallulah May (Author), Zoe Persico (Illustrator)
>MY LITTLE PONY's Pinkie Pie stars in a holiday-themed Little Golden Book, based on the animated special My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever!
>Happy Hearth's Warming Eve!
>Every Hearth's Warming Eve in snowy Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle and her friends exchange gifts. With so many ponies, there are a lot of presents to give and receive! So this year, the friends decide to hold a Hearthswarming Helper party instead, where everyone chooses a secret buddy. Pinkie Pie gets Twilight Sparkle and wants to find her a very special gift. With the help of her sisters, Prince Rutherford, and a few very special new friends, Pinkie Pie finds a great present--but will Twilight love it? This beautifully illustrated Little Golden Book is perfect for children ages 3 to 7, as well as collectors of all ages.
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Lastly, Fluttershy's golden book is currently storytimed in here if you're up for some cute art:

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>>34002236
7/10
pretty entertaining but not enough but shots for Pencils
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>>34002236

>EQG reference
It went from boring 2/10 to trash in the end. Pencils should get a job at Seven Seas instead IDW and get better writers.
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>>34002229
Oh HEY guys! It's THE SUNSET SHIMMER© from THE EQUESTRIA GIRLS© series! What a suprising cameo for all the pony fans!
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That sunset shimmer cameo was totally unnecessary. Like just wanting to put sunset without any explanation
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>>34002236
>Suddenly Sunset!
Sunset cameo was pretty rando but still brought a fucking smile to my face, especially seeing her drawn by Pencils. Wish it had a more engaging story to go with it tho
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>>34002241
Why make literally same story as the special? At least Fluttershy/Manticore book was original
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>>34002239
>Mane6 literally LARPING in a fantasy world where most of these monsters are real
Sound like a flawed premise. Especially if they choose to just dress up and pretend shit is happening when Discord can literally create an RPG universe. I wonder if the wirter watch the show
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>>34002229
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>>34002232
this was unexpected.
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>>34002236
It was pretty weird having a comic like this right after the batshit Cosmos arc.
At least there was nothing bad about the comic this time, I'd very much rather have comfy SoL like this instead of completely forced end-of-the-world threats. But it felt kind of... unexpected? Like, it was the kind of simple story you'd expect from one of those books with pictures more than the comic. I mean, there's also the fact that in many comics we usually get huge walls of text, while here there were some pages with barely a few words, which certainly wasn't a bad thing, but it made it look even more different from usual. I didn't dislike these changes, but I don't really know how to rate it, I feel that I can't compare it to other recent comics.
Anyway, I'm happy to see more of Pencils. If only, a bit sad he couldn't show his full potential with such a slow story. I'd say that the feral Fluttershy comic is still the one with the best use of his art.

>>34002238
>get Filthy Rich to change his scheming ways
I hope this is just an oversimplification for the summary. I'm liking the conflict between both sides, I hope they won't decide to ignore completely SotF#2 and pretend that he's simply evil and nothing else.
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>>34002236
That was horrible. Why Apple Bloom? WHY Sunset Shimmer? About everyone else would've made more sense to send distract the mayor than Apple Bloom, including the rest of CMC. And then what even was the plan? They didn't even have a show until, Sunset Shimmer, out of nowhere saves it. Why would Sunset Shimmer sneak into Equestria to play at surprise Ponyville anniversary show? Might've as well been Fizzlepop Berrytwist. No, that would make more sense, since at least she could've been making amends.
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>>34002326
And why would Sunset have a band with some OC's? She only have some basic training with Mane6 in Rainbow Rock and now she's a secret rock star in Equestria? What a load of shit.
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>>34002230
At least the purple pony is cute.
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Why I have the feeling that sunset was supposed to be glimmer and co but was changed in the last minute
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>>34002229
Why mayor mare recognize sunset shimmer?
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>>34002171
Jesus fucking Christ can they fire Breckel already? What the fuck, is she holding hostage the company now? do they not have any other color artist except this fuck up?

She's been fucking up all the colors since day 1 and it shows off the most with Pencils.
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>>34002236
The beginning and the middle part was fine, the end with suddenly out of nowhere sunset was weird. It would be better if they had full oc crew in that case.
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>>34002227
Anyone else notice a serious drop in Pencils' art quality? I get deadlines are a thing but... damn...
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>>34002436
It's the colorist fucking up the quality
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As >>34002442 said, it's probably the colorist.
It could also be that after Pencils saw what the colorist was doing to his drawings, he stopping adding details that would end up completely erased anyway. But honestly, even if that's the case, I wouldn't blame him.
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>>34002446
lol wtf did the colorist do to Pinkie and Rarity's eyes? Dead inside eyes.
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>>34002236
shit/10
Pencil's talents are wasted on IDW, especially after seeing how he was asked to draw a fucking TELEPHONE by a hack who evidently has never watched the show.
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>>34002254
>still reeeeing about horse girls.
get a lode of this of this losers.
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>>34002211
What was even the point of showing AJ in this issue?
>>34002236
4/10 there was little to no sense in story prospettive, very confusive for my taste.
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>>34002236
Sorry, but this was uninspiring. I don't know how to even rate it.
OK, so they picked up Mayor Mare, fine.
But if you do that, you want to explore the character at least a little. Perhaps she is at some point unhappy with the job, being stuck up bureaucrat. And bam, suddenly every citizen wants to express their gratitude for her service.
Does that sounds corny? Sure, but at least it provides some depth to the character.
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>>34002514
What was even the point of not showing Trixie in this issue? Stage is her kinda thing.
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No way was the plan originally not to have Trixie at the end and some fanboy/girl changed it at the last second.
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>>34002526
I actually thought the shadowy figure was Trixie. Sunset showing was completely random. How would she even know to show up for this, and why?
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>>34002534
Does she still have that book thing? Or was that abandoned when the series went to zoomer shorts? Either way, just another thing to add on the pile of "random thing that Sunset is shown to be amazing at."
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Utterly seething
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>>34002391
i think that was suppost to be twi's light but somebody made a mix up.
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The RI cover is pretty neat and, as usual, completely unrelated to the comic.
I'd like a story about Scoots becoming a surfer.
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>>34002229
>Shimmy out of fucking nowhere
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>>34002385
Starlight isn't a musician, it would make even less sense. It should've been Coloratura or something
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>>34002436
Even taking your nitpicking into consideration, Pencils is literally putting the other artists (and ""artists"") at IDW to shame. Characters on model AND BACKGROUNDS? Unheard of.
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>>34002534
>>34002526
Trixie would have made more sense but Trixie showing up to do the show would have made an already very linear comic even more predictable. Sunset was at least legitimately surprising.
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>>34002617
>I'd like a story about Scoots becoming a surfer
If we count the hipogriff episode with the CMC and terramar, scootaloo really enjoyed the water
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>>34002617
[Surfin' Bird intensifies]
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>>34002338
>She only have some basic training with Mane6 in Rainbow Rock and now she's a secret rock star in Equestria?
I don't think she's a secret rock-star in Equestria, but it's been a while since Rainbow Rocks and their band's played a lot of shows by now, she's probably good enough by now to play for Ponyville.
>>34002534
>How would she even know to show up for this, and why?
My guess is Twilight told her about the surprise anniversary party in her journal and Sunset was interested enough to come check it out and perform.
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>>34002548
Yes she still has the book thing, she's used it recently.
>just another thing to add
What do you mean 'add'? She was good at playing the guitar previously.
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>>34002229
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYrKYETorM8
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>>34002236
7/10
Fairly boring but average, serviceable story with great art, i would have preferred something more character-driven with Mayor Mare. The one reason it isn't lower was Sunset's appearance took me entirely by surprise, in a good way, literally the only thing I didn't see coming.
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>>34002205
>creature
damn it
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>>34002230
This was really out of place but that is a really cute shim
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>>34002171
Thank you based anon.
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>>34002436
Colorists are often REALLY talentless hacks who stick around through pure nepotism and no skill to speak of. Like, far less talented than the usual hacks who can at least say that they can draw a shape.
>literally getting paid to work on coloring books
>still fucks it up
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>>34002980
>here's your durrrrk knight bro
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>>34002446
>delete light effect and tree for laziness
>don't care enough to eliminate everything
>soulless eyes
Just fire this fag
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>>34002992
>inked already by the artist
>literally just has to FILL IN THE BLANKS
>still fucks it up
What the actual fuck did he mean by this? And how do I get a job where I can perform so horribly and yet still get paid for my work?
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>Cranky disliked everything and he's used as a blatent "hater" strawman
>He immediately accepted the EQG character despite her presence there making zero sense
>There's a telephone and wrist communicators used by ponies and non magic creatures

Dammit, Pencils. You really deserve a decent writer.
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Pencils deserved better than this bottom-of-the-barrel excuse for a comic. The only thing that has people talking is Sunset being thrown in for no fucking reason.
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>>34003118
I think the entire comic was made just for the reference, which makes it pretty fucking absurd. This has the content level of one of those two minute shorts they made a while back.
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I like that Apple Bloom got a little role here. That part was nice, and looked cute.
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>>34002229
I'm as psyched to see Shimmy appear in anything as the next guy, but I have to agree this cameo random. Shimmy doesnt add anything to the story, its basically just fanservice. And fanservice is great but I'd prefer if it she were used as part of the actual story, have some impact, even if it decreased shock-factor. Maybe next time
>>34002236
It was not bad, but not that great either. I liked Mayor Mare showing off how much she cares for Ponyville and how much they care for her in turn. Shimmy was weird but I liked seeing her drawn by pencils
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Can we all agree that the only good thing about this issue was Pencil's art because the story and coloring sucked ass?
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>>34003249
I'd be fine with Sunset's role being just fan-service if the story wasn't so boring and had something else to talk about. Having Sunset appear randomly would be ok were it just the cherry on top of a solid story but when the fan-service is the only conversation piece to take away you got a problem.
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>>34002254
>using a reddit meme
Soya.
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>>34002992
This is really the next level of laziness
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>>34003084
How dare you say that SUNSET SHIMMER is out of place in this show. She is CANON!
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why is Starlight so rarely seen in the comics?
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>>34005049
Because anon's buttrage dropped the sales of Starlight comics.
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>>34005049
Because IDW realized up she's a shit character. Also what >>34005059 said, IDW realized up that no lucid person would want to buy a Starlight story so she was discretely put on a bus.
The Seven seas Manga decided to ignore Starlight as well.
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>>34002584
Utterly go to bed.
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>>34005084
I would ordinarily accept this if IDW writers didn't have fucking awful tastes in characters (making a whole series about the Student Six, making tons of OCs, ignoring any depiction of characters in favor of their head canon etc.) It's easier to understand someone not liking bad shit when they dislike all bad shit and not just a particular kind. Seeing them turn around and shit on paper after thinking Glimmer is bad just makes it look like butthurt.
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Her first appearance was pic related with barely any sale
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>>34005784
Jesus fuck Fosgitt was even worse than I remembered. Does anyone have that interview he did saying he never watched the show and that people were mad at him for not drawing on model but he got delight in not being too precious with the material?
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And her first comic arc was about her saving the day and creating a shield that was stronger than accord(discord but oriented in the order instead of chaos) magic powered by the element of harmony.
Of course everyone complain about the blatant mary sue
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>>34005790
Found it:
https://fanbasepress.com/index.php/press/interviews/between-the-panels/item/9829-between-the-panels-artist-jay-fosgitt-on-good-comic-covers-licensed-properties-and-soda-addiction

>"My biggest challenge working on MLP was my lack of familiarity with the property. I knew the toys and cartoon from my childhood, but the modern incarnation was totally foreign to me. And I was brought onto the comics so quickly that I really didn't have time to educate myself as thoroughly as I would have liked. I know I was one of the few creators to work on the series who wasn't a fan--I had nothing against the concept, I just wasn't a fan--so that was both an asset and a detriment. It gave me a sort of freedom to play around and not be too precious about the material, but it also drew the ire of a certain faction of die-hard fans who wanted their idealized vision of the characters, whatever that may have been. In the end, it was a job for me, and because IDW and Hasbro had next to no problems with my work, that was good enough for me."
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>>34005049
No one know, only mere speculations and shitty ones at that.
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>>34005726
The only butthurt I see around comes from angry Glimmerfans seething with rage because their waifu is still not loved and accepted by everyone.
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>>34005916
I get that, but do you get what I'm saying? It's hard to take someone seriously when they say they hate Glimmer but make up some stupid characters or mutilate characters everyone loves.
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>>34005868
Andy Price and Katie Cook do not like her. No idea about the rest of IDW.
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>>34005934
>Those two being arbiters of taste
They shove their terrorist elf deer into any story they can and mutilated Celestia among other awful things but think they can lecture us on what makes a good chara?
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>>34006093
*Character
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>>34006093
>Starlight
>Good character
Get the fuck out.
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>>34006117
Not saying that, I'm saying this is the equivalent of saying "this tiny pile of shit is way better than this massive one!" Yes, I think IDW OCs like Cook and Price love are worse or at the very least as bad as Glimmer. They're fucking awful Anon, did you forget the bull arc?
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>>34005790
>>34005829
Unpopular but true statement: Fosgitt is nowhere near as bad as Price.
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>>34006183
Jay pls
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>>34006183
I never liked Price's art, but no. You're just wrong.

Although of course we do know for a fact Price used to put work in his art and Fosshit never did, so it's hard to tell where his maximum potential even lies.
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>>34005798
>IDW writers can't write for shit
are you really surprised that they didn't understand what made her good in the show?
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>>34006446
>Still defending a shit character and still not understanding why she isn't even remotely as good as he thinks she is
Anon pls
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>>34002205
>last minute auditions with a "judge" who just says no to everything
I'm bothered by this, fine as a one-off joke but if this becomes a plot point that's gonna suck
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>>34002229
aw shit nigga what
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>>34006832
I know, yes? It reads like a fanfic written by an hyperactive sperg with ADD.
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>>34002236
Huh. I expected for something to happen? This felt like it was over before it could even begin. There's barely a plot, and when Shimmer appears I expected there would be some point to it, or that there would be any sort of a resolution to it. Why Shimmer? She doesn't even live in Equestria, let alone Ponyville, why does she want to be invited to Mayor Mare's party? Why was she there? Why does she poof out and nobody acknowledges it? What was the point of this comic?
This is so weird. Pencils' art is good as always, though you can tell some shortcuts are taken and some imperfections left in the comic due to the insane deadlines, but the story leaves me baffled.
average comic/10
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Up.
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>>34002232
Okay... But why?
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>>34008180
Fan service is all the comics really have at this point
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>>34008180
Because Trixie is too obvious, GlimGlam was busy doing something in another issue, and we the people need more poni sunset.
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>>34008180
Because IDW's crew hates Starlight Glimmer.
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>>34009924
Everyone hate Glimshit. But going for non canon OC's from a spin off is a bigger cringe.
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>>34012601
It says a lot about Starlight's character when two of the biggest hacks ever decide that their own shitty OCs are a lesser evil that Starlight.
I'm indifferent about the character so I really don't care if she's never used at all, but I can understand why her fans can feel so frustrated about this.
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>I can understand why her fans can feel so frustrated about this
Considering who those fans are, this is nothing but good old karma.



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