This one took more (both time and work) of what I had thought when I first started it. I made more vectors and modifications to the existing ones in a single panel than my whole previous comic!
I thought "What kind of Breaking-the-4th-wall comic can I do that hasn't be done before?" and I got the idea when The GIMP Team released 2.8 now with Layer Groups. And originally it was Twilight instead Rainbow Dash, but I thought "meh" and used RD instead. Now it's 20% cooler!
Again, I used some vectors from #MLP-VectorClub, specifically:
●*The-Smiling-Pony's "Library main room background" as is, in early panels, but I added/expanded it in latter ones to include the stairs to the second floor.
●~Pikamander2's "Rainbow Dash at the spa"
●~ABadCookie's "PinkiePie Resting"
●~Capt-Nemo's "Gummy" because Pinkie had to do something, right?
●*flutterguy317's "Best Day Ever"
●=Grendo11's "RBD Cutiemark Vector"
●~Quanno3's "Twilight Sparkle - Running around" was transformed to "Rainbow Dash - My Head is full of screams" *Working title
●~randomtmcr's "Pinkie wants to be a kangaroo" slightly modified.
●~RainbowCrab's "Scared Dashie V2" face.
●*wildtiel's "Puppy Face Dash"
●~Quanno3's "Pinkie Pie Chicken dance" because is the same face I make when I'm searching for something inside my fridge.
●~VergilTDS's "Confused Rainbow Dash"
●~ABadCookie's "Pinkiepies Roundhouse Kick"[sic] with modified mouth and front legs.
●*Dentist73548's "Rainbow Dash - Le Gasp" face over ~VergilTDS's Dash Body
●~popmann's "I Did Good?"
That round table with the wooden horse head, the book, the completed background stairs and the chimney background were made with Inkscape.
●That strange table with at least one book in it.
●One of the books that is almost always on the previous table.
●The book used in the comic, with flat pages for write in it and be readable at the same time.
●More "complete" stairs, as said before.
And one more thing... that book is not Cupcakes!
Edited May 27th: I guess many of you already found out that Rainbow Dash just finished reading "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison. Hopefully, this will clarify why Rainbow Dash is so scared, and why is she is "not better at all" after Pinkie breaks the 4th wall. (Let's just say that RD is lucky that is Pinkie and not PinkAMena who breaks the 4th wall).
Just a tip and a warning: it is NOT the story you would read to your kids before going to sleep. I just hope you have read this description before (you dare to) read it.
And no "hidden" text this time. Now it is in plain sight. These layers are the actual layers used in this comic. I told you this one took more both time and work!
Edit: Featured in Equestria Daily, Monday, May 28, 2012 I don't know why I didn't write this before...
Every night , someone thinks about you before they go to sleep,
At least fifteen people in this world love you.
The only reason someone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you
There are at least two people in this world that would die for you
You mean the world to someone.
Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
When you make the biggest mistake ever,something good comes from it.
When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look.
Always remember the compliments you've received.
Forget the rude remarks.
So if you are a loving friend, send this to everyone on your list including the person that sent it to you.
And also, lolz totally 20% cooler!
Anyway, awesome comic!
("Pretty" might not be a good word here, though.)
That stuff breaks the fourth wall of YOUR reality, kicks you outside and then deletes your universe and has a great time watching you freak out.
And when I say "that stuff", I mean "you".
Muahahahaha! Cthulhu says Hello!
if Rainbow dash is reading, does that make her a "Reading Rainbow"?
Nice work on managing to make a pretty original comic based on Pinkie breaking the fourth wall.
I think that Rainbow works better here than Twilight would have but that might just be because I like to see RD reading like an egghead
All in all it was a funny and well-drawn comic and I thank you for making it.
Okay, so they're just sitting in the library, Rainbow's reading something. Nothing big here. Huh? Wait, where's the dialogue? What, is this a silent comic? Hmm? *Scrolls down* Wait, Rainbow's reaction. Oh! I guess she noticed to, huh? Pinkie seems calm about it. Wait a sec, where's she going? Uh.... *Sees a mouse arrow cursor* WHAT THE?! *Scrolls down more* Wait, what is she.... ACK! PAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!....
In a nutshell, it's Pinkie Pie.... don't... question it?
wen i saw pinkie pie panel wit the mouse cursor, i really had in my mind the N64 sound of wen link get a special tresure
Really good job, why have I never seen this before now . . . .