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YAY! Rainbow-Dash-reading/Pinkie-Pie-breaking-the-4th-wall Combo!

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"
●=VoaxmasterSpydre's "Huh...what?"
●~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. I might upload these later. Here are they:
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...
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liamwhite1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only the Adwaita GTK theme had been used, and I wasn't staring at Windows 7 themed dialog boxes.
EvaBronyLoveArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
what? i cannot undersund.. can someone tell me? :/
mssapphire999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Rainbow can't talk so Pinkie went to get a cursor and entered speech bubbles that's what the list was on the side of the last panel.
EvaBronyLoveArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
oh ok :p ty xD lol
mssapphire999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
XD np lol
EvaBronyLoveArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Geminice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Oh this is EPIC!
LifeEnemy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This is pretty funny, well done! It seems like a pretty unique 4th-wall joke to me :)
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait.. I don't understand.. other than the whole "breaking-the-4th-wall" thing. Why was RD freaking out?

And also, lolz totally 20% cooler!
MasterFasth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Read what the dialog is when Pinkie pulls out the options tab.
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