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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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terraventure Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
Wow! Pinkie just broke the fourth wall! Haha! ;P
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:icongamer4cod:
gamer4COD Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
She bail, and without Pinkie, the show is truly cancelled.
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:iconjghgrh:
jghgrh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my Luna no.
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:iconzanarnaryon:
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"I have been to the vails of the future, and beheld only... Oblivion"
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flutter-butter55678 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
trixie... you are SO self centered..... 
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Trixie, "HEY! NO FAIR! Your human counterparts let Sunset Shimmer be part of the group!" 
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dragonflyzMC Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaand pinkie breaks the 4th wall AGAIN xD
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:iconstar-von-alicorn:
Star-Von-Alicorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why dont they all just dress like her? (if you get this reference you are awesome!!)
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Nightofcrows Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I think were looking at mlp fim season 5 episode ? were there are going to jump the shark
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:iconrose150:
Rose150 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Pinkie broke the fourth wall... again.
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:iconstormcutie:
StormCutie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Writer
Oh no, broke is an understatement XD
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:iconrose150:
Rose150 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Or maybe she left the comic? XD
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:iconizzyo816:
izzyo816 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
she along with someponies left the fandom XD
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:iconkomatsuzaki-xingqi:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All life as we know it has come to a gruesome end. 
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snowwolf12132 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
im with pinkie, im out of here
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
" . . . would it kill you to give Trixie a chance?"
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:iconprincessprt:
princessprt Featured By Owner 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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MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Trixie would make a great addition to the team *if* she could tone down her ego....a lot.
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:iconarjunadas:
arjunadas Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
dude trixie is my waifu/dominatrix
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:iconpacmanpower89:
PacmanPower89 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
and pinkie pie brake the 4 wall
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:iconcrelyous:
Crelyous Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
broke*
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:iconpacmanpower89:
PacmanPower89 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconcrelyous:
Crelyous Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome.
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MyLittleOreo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
And on that day, nopony gave a shit about Spike. This is precisely the type of fan content that is making me HATE the mane six. There are so many pony fanboys/girls who love this stupid idea that Spike doesn't have any friends, and is just Twilight's live-in servant or something. They like to view the mane six as a bunch of prejudiced pony elitists. It's just "Twilight this" and "Twilight that". Who cares that they're Spike's only friends? Who cares how hard he works for them without expecting any thanks? Not those cunts.

Sorry for the rage comment; I'm really sick and tired of seeing Spike left out of everything, and seeing my favorite ponies represented like this.
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RavenTwi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
And this is exactly why I hate people like you: You always ruin good fanfictions/comics by complaining that Spike isn't in it, even though the show is called "My Little PONY", not "My Little Ponies and Dragon".  Did it not occur to you ignoramuses that the reason Spike isn't in this is because he's with Twilight in Canterlot helping her with her Princess duties?  But no, because Spike's not seen or mentioned at all, you all automatically assume the writer/artist hates him.  God, you cunts are annoying!

Sorry for the rage comment; I'm really sick and tired of fantards ruining good MLP fanfictions and comics by complaining on the review pages that Spike isn't in them.
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MyLittleOreo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
First, it's already ruined due to its character prejudice.

Second, just because it's called My Little Pony, does that mean that ponies are the only ones we should care about? It's also called "Friendship is Magic" not "Friendship is for Ponies."

Third, you just explained exactly the thing that I hate about this comic: the ponies only want Twilight back from Canterlot, but don't seem to give a crap about Spike.

Wouldn't you be upset if people constantly left one of mane six out of everything, and none of the others ever seemed to care that one of their friends was missing?
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RavenTwi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
If Spike's presence actually would have added something to this comic, I could get where you're coming from.  But in fan content like this, where Spike has nothing to do with the topic being discussed and shoeing him would have actually detracted from the joke being made, it just seems like you're needlessly griping over something that has nothing to do with the topic being discussed at hand (especially since this comic is supposed to be being played FOR LAUGHS!)
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MyLittleOreo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
It would have added something to the comic. By mentioning him at least once, the artist could have indicated that the only friends he has give more than a shit about him. Instead, they're going on and on about just Twilight. One mention of missing Spike and Twilight equally wouldn't have been even slightly detrimental to the buildup to the joke.
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RavenTwi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
And this is why you're ruining it: You're taking a comic that's supposed to be a joke and being all serious about something that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the subject being brought up then being a dick about it like everyone else who complains about Spike missing from this sort of thing.

As I recently heard from another reviewer replying to the same complaint you're bringing up: "There's asking why Spike isn't in a fic and there's being a dick about it.  Guess which option you've followed (hint: it's not option one)."
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:iconmylittleoreo:
MyLittleOreo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I'm only being as dickish as the ponies in the comic are. :)
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:iconraventwi:
RavenTwi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
You want to know why the girls don't mention Spike at all in this comic?  I can give you two possible interpretations why:

1.  How many teenage/young adult people do you know who would actually care about their best friend's annoying douchebag kid brother?  As far as I know in both TV and real life, the answer is a big fat zero.

and 2. I know this contradicts my first reply to you, but did it not occur to you that Twilight might have left Spike in charge of the library while she was getting her Princess training because she knew that he couldn't bear to be separated from the friends he's made since they've arrived and they're on their way to see him?  You immediately assume the worst about them without considering the other alternatives as to why he's not mentioned.

The sad thing is, you and other fans who complain about Spike being missing from fan content are actually starting to make me hate him more as a character when before, his actions in "Bridle Gossip" were the only thing I held against him.  It gets especially worse when you consider that you're taking a minor piece of a non-serious joke comic seriously, which give me the impression that you're nothing but a humorless troll.
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Skunkplush Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
If Trixie didn't already exist, somepony would have to invent her ^-^
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:icondigidestinedoftrust:
DigidestinedofTrust Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
And we still have yet to see what marks the Cutie Mark Crusaders get
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DisneyFanatic2364 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I did a dub of this.  I hope you don't mind.
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Mystic-Forces Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Thanks for sharing that with me!  This is definitely one of the best dubs on my MLP comics I have ever witnessed!  You've pretty much nailed it on capturing the personalities of each character as well as from delivering their lines!  It's just how I envisioned if the respective voice actors were to deliver these lines for me!  It was spot on!  Thanks again, and I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed my work!
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DisneyFanatic2364 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I hope you don't mind, but I did a dub of this comic.
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PRUSSlADADDYLONGLEGS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Well... That's it. the show's cancelled. I'm out of here." I would have done the same. Trixie is annoying. ._.
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Froncake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I'm also worried about how season four will turn out, I think that it will be used as a way to leave the mane six as they achieve there goals and put the focus on a new group of ponies. Though that is unlikely, but it's the only way I can see the show continuing easily. 
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TeknikCaliber Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet the first episode is just twilight learning how to fly bla bla bla singing bla bla bla oh and there's 5 other ponies in there somewhere 
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RavenTwi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Pinkie: Screw you guys, I'm going back to G3.
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:iconmatthais123:
Matthais123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
No Pinkie, don't do its! That's suicide! That's a fate worse than death! Trixie's nothing's compared to the the 12th level of Hell!
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CatOfTheWilderness Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just had to see THAT coming.
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Grunt360360 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
ITS AMAZING
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TB2374 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artist
7th panel pinkie is too funny XD
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FourCrosses79 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pinkie's expression in panel 7...
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BlackDerpyNinja Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Broke the fourth wall as usaual pinkie XD
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:iconiamnotcrazyyouare:
IamNotcrazyYouare Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student
Bye, Pinkie! xD
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Because-Pinkie-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Appropriate response, Pinkie.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
lols, pinkie may sometimes break the fourth wall but this is the first time i have ever seen someoen jump over it.
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gogeta17 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
she broke the wall again.
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