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× case of emergency. by tamalesyatole case of emergency. by tamalesyatole
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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d3skinner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MetaKnight422 Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
I love the refrence to I Have no Mouth and I must Scream personally I prefer the PC game but the book is also very good
AgentXY14 Feb 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
...You mad genius, you have my respect.
tamalesyatole Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks! :D
AgentXY14 Feb 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No, seriously. It took a few seconds for me to get why Photoshop was involved. then the ball dropped...
luigilover99 Nov 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i see the file called in case of 4th wall emergancy 
'Dialog'? I think rather 'Dialogue'. And that 'Dialog' is like a 'Dialog box' (like the ones that ask you if you really wanna exit without saving xD)
Anyway, awesome comic! :D
tamalesyatole Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I didn't worried that much about grammar back then...
You didn't worry in the comment now either xD :D
tamalesyatole Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was too late for me to worry, and when I noticed, it was too late :)
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