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Filling the Void by Mystic-Forces Filling the Void by Mystic-Forces
Okay, I admit that I had speculation about Twilight Sparkle being an Alicorn at some point even before the rumors and spoilers of the 3rd season finale, "Magical Mystery Cure." Now, I don't have a problem with Twilight being an Alicorn; I just have two main issues to deal with after watching this episode: the pacing and how this will affect everything in the show itself.

By pacing, I'm not talking about the episode itself (I mean, I think there were a lot of things crammed in there in a 20-minute cartoon, but that's not the issue I'm addressing), I'm talking about the pacing for Twilght's transformation. Overall, I think this is too soon to happen. Yes, there have been signs about Twilight's ultimate destiny from the moment Princess Celestia choose her as her protege. But I don't think Twilight has spent enough time in Ponyville to learn everything there is to know about friendship and magic, well a majority and important aspects of friendship and magic at least. I mean, it's been what, one or two years ago since her arrival? There isn't an official timeline to follow through, but considering they've just completed 3 seasons (or in my case, two-and-a-half since they only produce 13 episodes in Season 3), that still feels a bit too soon for a momentous occasion to happen like that. Heck, I thought that this episode was going to be the very last one of the series, which would make it sound like the creators were trying to wrap it all up before the show is cancelled. Fortunately enough, that didn't happened. But still, 13 episodes? Why?

Despite the sudden transformation, my biggest worry for the show itself is how this will affect the main characters themselves now that Twlight is a princess. Since Twilight will have many important tasks ahead of her, will this drive a wedge between her very best friends? Will Princess Twilight have the time to hang with her friends and go on incredible adventures while also maintaining her royal duties? I don't know. Oh, and let's not forget about the possibility of her newfound immortality. Celestia and Luna are pretty much goddesses in the world of Equestia since they have been alive for thousands of years. So will Twilight also live for that long, and if so, does the show's creators have any idea on how all this will affect her or her friends, especially when she will outlive them all? I don't even want to think about that!

But you know? What can we do about it? What's done is done. I'm just happy enough that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is getting another season (and hopefully with 26 episodes this time). Besides, maybe I'm overthinking these things, after all, this show is intended for children after all. Plus, there are other possibilties to consider on what the new season might bring for us. Other than getting an inside look at what it takes for Twilight to be a princess, the show might have some more character development for her friends; especially Rarity. Seriously, why didn't she get her own episode in the 3rd season? This would have never happened if they just added 13 more episodes to complete this season like they should have.

Oh, and despite treating Trixie as a joke in this comic, I really do hope she can make more appearances in the next season. She has a lot of potential to bring forth, like for example, what if Trixie was Twilight's new student or something like that? And speaking of which, you know what I would really like to see? What if they made an episode filled with shorts dedicated to some of the fans' favorite background ponies, such as Vinyl Scratch, Octavia, Lyra, Bon Bon, and of course, Derpy? Especially Derpy.

Okay, I think I've bored you enough with my insights and rambling as of now. My point for this comic wasn't just to provide humor for my readers; it was to put forth my own thoughts about what I think about all of this sudden change, and despite all that, I do have hope for what is yet to come in the next season.

Background images in Panels 1, 2, 4, 7, & 8 are cropped images from "Ponyville Road Side View" [link] created by :iconboneswolbach: BonesWolbach.

For more on my MLP Comics, click this [link] .

*MLP: Friendship is Magic is copyrighted to Hasbro.
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:iconstevietheponay:
Ok, im warning you this is actually my first critique so i don't know if you should actually pay attention to this :/

Ok so i loved this for starters :). I really liked the artwork, it looks like the characters were drawn by the animators but they have like a bit of a different style at the same time. The backrounds that you made are very nice. Although maybe in panel 3 instead of an all blue backrounds maybe a little cloud in the corner or something. I give you 4.9 stars (but i rounded it since that's not possible with this)

For originality i have to say i have seen the trixie-replacement thing done before but not quite this version. I actually like this version better than the other ones. I also liked how pinkie suddenly left through the far well and is like "Nope, Im done". Usually when i see comics where she leaves through the "fourth wall" that's what the whole comic is centered around. In this one she just randomly left which i think in a way fits her personality more. So altogether for that one 4.25 stars (i rounded again to 4.5)

For technique, as i said earlier: They look pretty accurate to the show but in someways different. I like this style your doing. Its not always that amazing if your using vectors. I give you 4.5 stars!

For impact, this made me laugh out loud. It was pretty well written idea and the characters acted like they would on the show. Therefore you get 5 stars :)

As i said this was my first critique so sorry if i was being to harsh/kind.

I have one question for you though, why isn't this on Equestria Daily? I may have to submit it :).
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Critique by Paloma-Brighton Mar 26, 2013, 10:30:26 AM
*Author's note: I tend to be a very strong critique, so I will do my best to hold back, but don't be offended*
Over all, I enjoyed this. I have seen much better work on this site, but you obviously did your best, and the idea is good.
Let's start with the vision. I'm not in your head, but I can somewhat imagine what sort of an idea you wanted to pass on to your viewer. A funny light hearted jab at the Alicorn Twilight Sparkle and Trixie's want to replace her. You seemed to have well passed that on, good job.
Originality next, This is not the most original comic. I have yet to find one exactly like this though. Mostly the jab at our own Alicorn Twilight Sparkle, it has been used and re-used, where as the addition in of The Great and Powerful Trixie's choice of trying to replace her is quite new. Again, good job.
Now for the Technique. Personally, I don't think you did a very good job with this. You obviously have some strong points and some not so good ones. The background is well done. It resembles Ponyville in a true to Equestria way. You strong points seem to be the coloring and movement. The ponies color schemes are well done. Movement is also your forte, you can almost see the mane 5's legs moving in the first panel, and Trixie's cape really does seem to flutter after her arrival. Pinkie's legs seem to be a little too straight, almost rock like, in the last panel, but nothing crucial. Your not so good points seem to be the pony's proportions and face's, though the expressions them selves are pretty good. The mane 5's bodies almost change between panels. In the 3rd one Rarity's nose is quite awkward.
Next let's jump to the impact.
knowing the impact was meant to be humorous it was pretty simple to achieve. Good job on that.
Over all good job, work on the body proportions, Faces, and overall originality of your drawing style.
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:iconnightofcrows:
I think were looking at mlp fim season 5 episode ? were there are going to jump the shark
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:iconrose150:
Pinkie broke the fourth wall... again.
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:iconstormcutie:
StormCutie 2 days ago  Student Writer
Oh no, broke is an understatement XD
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:iconflutterboss:
FlutterBOSS Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All life as we know it has come to a gruesome end. 
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:iconsnowwolf12132:
snowwolf12132 Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
im with pinkie, im out of here
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:iconalexwarlorn:
" . . . would it kill you to give Trixie a chance?"
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:iconprincessprt:
princessprt Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*follows pinkie pie out of the comic* hey pinkie lets jump into the puniverse where twilight still lives in ponyvillie and we can hangout here till the editors fix this mess they made. *opens portal* lets go!
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:iconmisterjones4899:
Trixie would make a great addition to the team *if* she could tone down her ego....a lot.
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:iconarjunadas:
dude trixie is my waifu/dominatrix
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:iconpacmanpower89:
PacmanPower89 Sep 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
and pinkie pie brake the 4 wall
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