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New project coming up! A comic series whose first page (this one here) I drew some days ago followed by other pages I will upload periodically without having you wait too much between a page and the next one. The title is Midnight Eclipse, but obviously... I'm not going to spoil anything to you! Of course, I just hope it doesn't contain typos/mistakes/etc.

The way I wrote this comic makes it really different (if better or worse... it's not up to me to decide) from the ones I usually read: it privileges comedy and somewhere even cynicism even though I based the whole thing on a plot I hope you'll find intriguing... or, at least, worth enough to have you continue reading this thing. That's why I let the characters go a liiiitle OOC sometimes in their lines, even if it's something I try to put as little as possibile. And Pinkie Pie doesn't break the fourth wall, she destroys it and rebuilds it just for the sake of demolishing it again.

So... here it is, and of course you can criticize it if you don't like it or some particular aspect of the whole page: this way if there's something I can do better I'll try doing so when drawing the pages I'm not working on yet!
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SkylerUniverse Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Twilight be liek, wat
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BronieNumberOne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Where can I find this episode "the runaway rainbow"?
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labba94 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:bulletred: Very glad you appreciate my attempts at making this story 100% MLP-like! :la: Because yeah, that's what we're talking about: when I started writing the plot of this comic, I planned it in a way that it could fit the MLP: FiM cartoon not just by avoiding contradictions, but also by thinking of it as an actual epiode of the show. To say it more clearly... I'm trying to think of the plot of this comic as something that could have happened in the show as well, hence everything is more joyful and laughs play a big part in it. There are series that don't actually go against anything canon, yet they couldn't be part of MLP anyway because they're either too sad or too dark or too gorish, like you said: I don't like them as well, hence I chose this other way of doing things. If people want to read serious stuff, there are lots of other wonderful pieces in other fandoms as well — but if they're looking for ponies, then I think it's good to give them some laughs as well... since ponies and happiness are an inseparable duo in my mind ^o^

:bulletyellow: And... I'm also happy to know you like the way my art evolved through the years! After all, this first page was uploaded two years ago: I had a lot of time to improve. Not just these pages, but lots of other works too, mainly my comic strips for Equestria Daily, were the source of my improvement: they've always been a good exercise... I'm glad you liked how different this first page and the latest one are. A friend once told me that they liked this comic exactly because the art never changed, and even though I thought of that as a good thing, I was also puzzled by that since I perfectly know my art has changed a lot... maybe not as much as in other comics, but still, there should be a very huge difference between the old pages and the current ones... :3

:bulletgreen: Thanks for what you said about the panels and the lettering! =D Yeah, the font is "Anime Ace 2.0", ubiquitous in manga scans online, but it works well in other kinds of comics too: I alternate its usage with that of "SF Wonder Comics" used for my standalone comic strips aimed at EQD. And... yeah, I sometimes use a great number of panels, though in the end they just happen to be numerous when the story requires it. Plus, panels should never be too full of dialogues or of words unless it's absolutely necessary, or it'd not be a comic anymore — it'd be an illustrated fanfiction; a comic instead has to tell most of what happens through the art as well. This means I have to split most of the dialogues in more than one panel and this contributes to increasing the length of the page ^.^

So... I'm very, very happy you took your time to carefully watch and read both the cover and first page of this series, writing in such a detailed way all your thoughts about them =) I can't really express my gratitude... your reviews do mean a lot to me, trust me :meow: I can just say that, if this series piqued your interest to the point of wanting to read it fully, then I really hope the next pages will be able to amaze you just like these few things did so far! ;)
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Timmy22222001 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Oh wow, it seems I'm not the only one around here who likes to type alot. ^O^

Yeah it makes alot of sense that you did think to try and steer your story into the elements of the show, mostly for keeping it fun and something that any read can get into, that's where it all counts.  And in the very least you seem to understand how much your willing to gauge your artwork and its story and take it for what it is instead of changing it just to try and please everyone.  Its a good artist who can please everyone but an even better one that keep to their guns and still pull out a great piece of work or a story being told like in you case Labba.

Well it evolved enough that its made you happy for drawing it and it looks unique enough for your fans to keep track of it and determine it as your work.  That alone is a challenge but then again you've had a few years to rough your edges out and not really focus and continue your work without any impairments to the art that backs up the tale.  Plus be very happy with yourself too that your trying your own style to designing these ponies then just copying all the vectors off the show, this shows alot more effort and stride to your work, I can't stress that enough.

Good to see you even understand where to draw the lines in your conversation and that's pretty funny how you mention it could turn into an illustrated fanfic if it all really got out of hand.  And jeez with how you mentioned about spreading your speech bubbles in your work panels and thus making the comic page feel more fleshed out, there's not much I can really add to that then another pat on the back for you mind thinking just like a comic book writer work, bravo!

Oh don't worry about all of that Labba, already peeked into a few more pages and even your past ones and have continued seeing a great tale grow and mature.  Yes I do tend to write into a bit of detail when it comes to addressing the work I see but I can't help it when there's alot of the extras touches and little things that make art so special to look at, lol.  With that mumbo jumbo said I wish you the best of luck on all your pages that will follow in your comic and by the way, a nice touch on throwing Spike and even the CMC into the mix too, I just love those characters. ^O^

Later,
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AppleGloom1928 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room
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HolleeB Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Well thank god it's Tuesday then.


Sarcasm....
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badbloodkiller Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
How bored are people to write these kinds of things?
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Weltinator Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015
Huh. That's odd. Seen this and similar posts maybe a dozen times, and have yet to die, or see a dead girl in my room, or any of the things threatened by the act of not sharing it. *Gasp!* Maybe it just isn't real! Imagine that!
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ilovemyfavoritegames Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
oh cmon Im not superstitious
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speedysketch Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
forth wall breaking time
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APony4U Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There goes pinkie... Breaking the 4th wall again.
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
G3?!?!?


HOW DARE YOU EVEN MENTION THAT.
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
(Kidding, lol)
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LunarSnowflake4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
No, G3 is evil! :iconpinkiestareplz: EVIL!
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, even taking an impartial stance can piss some people off.
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EStories Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wat? xD I laughed so hard xD

What do we have here?

Genius pony humor? Check!
Pinkie Pie as I love her? Check!
A last panel that makes me want to read the whole comic? Check!
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labba94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I'm glad you're enjoying this ever since the very first page :P This brings me a lot of memories... especially because almost a year has passed since I drew this, and the last comment I put here dates back to almost two months ago... =P

Anyway, thank you! ^^
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EStories Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder when I will think like this about my first pages :D
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labba94 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... when a lot of time will have passed ;P
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OliviaDoesPonies Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those red eyes in the last panel look ominous... I hereby declare this comic interesting.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The power of eerie red eyes :P
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princessprt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh will be good
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EthanPow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I reviewed this on www.livestream.com/alicornradi… thank you for submitting :iconalicornradio:

LOVE IT!.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^ Even though I read on Pony-Berserker's deviation you won't upload the video on YouTube... I watched the livestream when you reviewed "Trixie's Best Spell", but just like him I lost the part in which you talked about "Midnight Eclipse"... well, what a misfortune T.T
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Jeht-Maverick Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
That bout of... Pinkie "randomness" was... horribly inept.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Why? xD
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Jeht-Maverick Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Sounds nothing at all how she'd do it. It was just a bunch of random words thrown together to create "randomness."
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labba94 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I know: that's the reason behind the description I wrote: "That's why I let the characters go a liiiitle OOC sometimes in their lines, even if it's something I try to put as little as possibile." =D
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Jeht-Maverick Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Alright, if you say so.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But I accept your criticism, it's only normal: there are people who like the comic and people who don't, obviously =) So don't worry ^^
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Randomness is surprisingly difficult to simulate, especially when you want it to be funny.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this is very true ^^
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Well, I'm not going to watch G3 ponies, but am intrigued to see where this goes!
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Varano25 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
GRRRR! TWILIGHT IS SO MEAN TO PINKIE!
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Cruel-Quillish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't understand anything that is going on, it's very confusing.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are other pages: you cannot fully "understand" unless you read the whole thing, can you?
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Cruel-Quillish Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, that would explain A LOT.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There would be no point in adding "Page 1" in the title, otherwise... xD
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FTWinterstorm Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist
*raises hand to spot useless MLP facts* It was actually "The Princess Promenade" where the fairy things were unveiled (with absolutely no explaination, it was just "Yup we've known them the whole time yup"), and it was more of a dvd than an episode.

Kid Me was a bit of a pony buff.
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labba94 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why useless, that's an interesting thing xD Still there was space only for one episode in the caption so I put the one I took inspiration for the designs of these "fairies" from =)
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FTWinterstorm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Well, they were the same fairies. It was just the DVD before The Runaway Rainbow.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Hmmm...looks intriguing. Gonna read the other chapters over the weekend (from the Gallery page-what problem access?)
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labba94 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to fix that problem on the links... if only I knew how =P
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templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
:iconwhutplz: Whut Pinkie? XD
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labba94 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Wait what..?
Clicking on 'Page 2' says ''You're going out of DA. Careful !'', yet it links to a page on DA ? I think the system caught a case of dumb ?
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labba94 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now it should be fixed xD
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The heck ? It does that too for ALL the other pages, back and forth even !
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