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Dashed Relations by thestoicmachine Dashed Relations by thestoicmachine
This comic is in reference to a comment by Lauren on her DA account that I'll assume most of you have seen (if not, just enjoy this for what its worth) [link] .

It seemed like a rather horrible horrible thing to say about a pony, or anyone for that matter. And so I wanted to pump this out while it was still in memory.

Looking forward to the episode introducing everyone's parents.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Rainbow Dash deserves all of this.
XxPixelKatXx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. (I don't like her either)
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You f*cking hating on Rainbow you little b*tch?
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you little b*tch

*Flutterhulk activated.*
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist
"Flutterhulk" sucks too.
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know you f*cking hater? I feel like you hate the whole show. Your icon is misleading. Your a hater and your b*tchy about it.
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist
Nah, I don't hate the show. But I don't think it's perfect either.
Wilhel7 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do you hate Rainbow and Flutters so much then?
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LightningChaser2000 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her suitcase has a tail... O.o
danail24 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Young Gilda: You wike to smoke with cigawettes?
SouthPonies Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Young Dash: Nooooo
Young Gilda: You wanna do a sawnic wainboom?
Young Dash: Yesh
Young Gilda: Then you do want some cigawettes
Otterlore Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get why everyone freaked out over that. Why should everything fit into place so PERFECTLY?
bryfury Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
this is sad it hurts u,u
Gerlukavige Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Last panel gave me a huge dawwwww factor.
Dragon-Flash Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
OK bad question bur is gilda pregnant or fat? xD
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too much beer.
EpicuruPony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This hit me surprisingly hard...
Opdeverent Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Teehee that was pretty sad
ashstream Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... Actually, it makes a lot of sense.
tbaransk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Dashies "what the heck just happened" expression is great.
BiggestAnimeFan2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
rainbow dash has a little sis. her name is g3.5.
elfman83ml Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Awwwww! That look... adorable sad and cute!
lanternjoe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Gilda's an adorable... what's the proper term for a griffon her age? Chick? Cub? Whatever. She's so chubby!
lkprime Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Trying for another baby.

Scootaloo? O_0
Upgraderath Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Peora Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Well this is- I don't even know. Poor Dashie.
Sonicthemerhog Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
can u post a link
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Poor Rainbow, I just wanna hug her to cheer her up. :( :hug:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well MAYBE she'd be "nicer" if she grew up in a loving home, instead of being kicked out like this. Poor Dashie...
soccercrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahhahahaahhahaha i can't stop laughing at the last panel lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzz
DarkForce2K Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Dash's face in the last frame just kills me.
III-rEVOLution-III Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist
ikr?! DX
dazkid33 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww... So cute, yet sad...
It sort of pains me to ask this, but do you think you could link me to the comment that inspired this comic?
dazkid33 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanh-the-Mousegirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
*Snif.* This is so sa... Wait? Lauren Faust is on D.A.? Where!?

Ok, I'm sorry, that was mean-but that really was my responce. This is a sad concept, and Dash is so cute. I love the shirt Gilda's wearing, it's like a dead give away of her personality.
Roogna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I like the addition of Gilda
dragonwolfiegirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
awwww pobre rainbow dash
onua694 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Nazgul100 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
is there a pig in the suitcase?
thestoicmachine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011

Or it could be a bit of string.

Who's to say what such parents would shove in a suitcase at the last minute.
testy234 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Wow an actually mature and slight dark vib to MLP. I like it.
Bookman230 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
YES! Lauren's comment bugged the heck out of me. I just block it out of my canon.
NICK4120 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
RangerGxi Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Dash is so damn cute.
muffinman1233 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
so.... sad
Thiefer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
ScarabDynasty1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor baby Rainbow Dash! D: She looks so sad... I must admit though I have a HUGE fondness for tiny baby Glinda in her trouble shirt XD :aww: I especially like the RD in the first panel.

I'm not sure agree with the diea that is was a horrible thing to say. If Dash were a real person then yeah that's the kind of thing one shoud have more care about saying, but to me that phrase just struck me as a creator making a comment about her character. A Rainbow Dash who wouldn't like her sister or pay her much attention if she had one is still the same Rainbow Dash who defended Fluttershy and turned down her dream for the sake of her friends. That a writer can step away from a character to look at them objectively shows good writing.

Anyway asides from that the picture is still freakin' adorable aaand I just wanna pick her up and cuddle her. :heart:
thestoicmachine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
I thought it was a really odd thing to have as the only reason stated why she didn't have a sister. It becomes a horrible thing to say when put in the context of the story, that RD has parents who consciously made the decision to not have a child, and if that's the only reason we're given then that's the only reason we know why they wouldn't have another child.

I'm sure most people were comfortable with the idea of a member of the main cast being an only child, most of all the independent Rainbow Dash, as well as not giving all of the CMCs a sister in the main cast, even with the speculation going on about her and Scoot.

It becomes more odd when you note that Luna and Celestia were in a bad relationship, and as far as we know are now getting along. You wonder 'is it just that they don't want the older of the two siblings to be the cause of the problem'? Imagine if RD did have a sibling, and if despite whatever it is in her nature that makes her unfit for one, learned how to become a good sibling. Wouldn't that make a great story and develop RD's character so meaningfully?

You might say I'm over-thinking things, but I'm finding myself a little taken aback by the lines of reasoning that goes into such a great show's construction. It makes sense, but its just ends up driving things off little by little.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked the comic. I thought they were cute too.
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