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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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Makenshi179 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Calypso399 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
scroll down trust me this will put a smile on your face, make your day, or help you <3

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.
Calypso399 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
..........wut 😶
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  Hobbyist Writer
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  Hobbyist Writer
XD np lol
EvaBronyLoveArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Geminice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Oh this is EPIC!
Paulicus1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! XD Now I get it! lol That IS funny! Thank you!
ishidan01 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
For those that want to read the whole story that Dashie just got to the end of:…

Warning:  Grimdark enough to make Cupcakes look like a fresh bowl of frosting. 
Naturally, it would be Pinkie that could take this in stride.
Ebony1234 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Artist
rd has cut hair in panle 4
d3skinner Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MetaKnight422 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...You mad genius, you have my respect.
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks! :D
AgentXY14 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, seriously. It took a few seconds for me to get why Photoshop was involved. then the ball dropped...
luigilover99 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
i see the file called in case of 4th wall emergancy 
Shule123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
'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 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I didn't worried that much about grammar back then...
Shule123 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
You didn't worry in the comment now either xD :D
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was too late for me to worry, and when I noticed, it was too late :)
Dear God, why was she laughing at THAT?!
Golden-KitKat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get it.
Pyron3rd Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Rainbow has no mouth, and she must scream
BlackWidower Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Layer groups!? Finally! I'm gonna make some use out of this! Now, how do I use this feature?
BlackWidower Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much.
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Awesome! Gotta love Pinkie Pie's ability to screw with the forth wall! :D
Dowlphin Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had an experience pretty much like that while on DMT.
("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!
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Well...on the bright side...we see how to make a comic.
TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconpinkiepieplz: :iconsaysplz: Once again, I break the forth wall!
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondeadpool--plz: :iconsaysplz: You have done well, my apprentice. :iconsaysendplz:
Jaymehloveskitehs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
leave it to pinkie to break the laws of internet comic phisics
Time-Moose Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
PAOLALIN10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NODOGAN Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
men that story is soooo wicked, already read it, now downloading the longplay of the game XD
timstro59 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I just thought of a terrible joke.

if Rainbow dash is reading, does that make her a "Reading Rainbow"?
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not so terribe. If I'm not mistaken, "Reading Rainbow" was intended to be the title of that episode, but for copyright issues, they couldn't name it like that.
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are not mistaken. :)
Well thanks for the link to that short story. It really made my daily dose of pony a little more horrifying XD.

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.
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
[Reading it the first time]

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?
LMH13442 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
FOSS and Ponies.......what could go wrong?
Zarcan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
you know
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
moonwing-115 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Yet again the fourth wall has been broken LOL
OJhat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BWAHAHHAHAHAHA!!! WOW. I'm sorry,but this is one of the best 4th wall breaking comics I've seen! I love how you had the taskbar whatever thing on the side with all the layers andthe general concept of it all. (Ooo! (oh yeah, this is incredibly late for you to be doing anything though, but anyways) you should do one where the layers start getting messed up or pinkie pie or derpy start hiding and adding layers within the panels!) XD

Really good job, why have I never seen this before now . . . .
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