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MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 1 by PerfectBlue97 MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 1 by PerfectBlue97
I know that it doesn't look much, but this is my most ambitious Pony comic to date. I've tried to use as many original components as I can (Inkscape and Photoshop), but you might recognize some old favorites from other (more talented) authors.

This comic was inspired by the episode Winter Wrap-Up, where Twilight tries to get by without using her Magic, but in the end she uses it even though she isn't supposed to.

Princess Celestia sent Twilight to Ponyville in order to get to know other ponies, and to discover life outside of her books and magic, but in most episodes she seems to solve problems using books and magic.

Twilight solved three simple problems with magic, that any Earth Pony could have solved using their hooves. She used her magic instinctively.

Princess Celestia wants her to find a way to do things without using magic, and to see things from other pony's perspectives.

She's not being cruel (and this is supposed to be the "real" Celestia). She's trying to help Twilight to explore the other things that make Twilight Sparkle who she is.

Anything that isn't directly attributed to somebody is either based on an image from the showadvertizing material for the show, or is scratch drawn (Some things are a combination of the two). I didn't use General Zoi's Pony Creator for any of this (yay).

As you can see from the “Cyclops” pony in frame 7, I'm still getting to grips with Inkscape, and Ponies in general.

Twilight Sparkle's Cutie Mark is by Grendo11 ([link])

Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]

Frame 1, Scootaloo's expression is based on this image ([link]). Frame 3 and 4: Background ([link]). Frame 5: Rainbow Dash is Angry Rainbow Dash by 90Sigma ([link]). Derpy's Cutie Mark is by Ooklah ([link]). Frame 6: The background is from the show itself. Frame 7: Background is Library Upper Floors (Twilight's Bedroom) by DaringDashie ([link]). Frame 8: Sorry, I'm being really lazy here. This is from the show itself. I wonder how Celestia is writing that letter without using her magic (no glow?). Frame 9: This one is based on a couple of different images. Including Veggie55's Rainy Days ([link]) and Library Upper Floors (Twilight's Bedroom) by DairingDashie ([link]). I used them both as a base. One for the window and the other for the curtain, along with some tweaks. Also based on the original image from the show. Frame 10 and 11: Same as above. Frame 12: Same as Frame 8. Frame 13 and 14: Same as Frame 9.
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McGack Featured By Owner 1 day ago
what so Twilight shouldve just left them to their own problems? yes an earth pony would have used their hooves because They're an earth pony I celestia gonna remove a few limbs because of it?

Celestia sent Twilight out to make some Friends and Friendship is magic

and she uses magic in winter wrap up when it comes to the part where she literally lacks the physical strength to help
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I was getting at was that Twilight was using magic pretty much automatically, to the extent that later on Spike scolds her because she's complaining that she can't do things without magic that even she doesn't normally use magic for. Like eating.
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McGack Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
name a unicorn that wouldnt though
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The unicorns from G1 to G3?
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McGack Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
i guess it would just make more sense to me if she was using magic other unicorns wouldnt use to fix problems, like teleporting to the store or something insane
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RainbowRainDashDash Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Darn you M. A. Lar... wait... what?
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner 1 day ago
And Celestia is a troll. Anything new?
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Flame486 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Um yeah. Twilight can be a Pegasus now. 
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not until season 4, darling.
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lollipopflower Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Well everybody hide your kittens twily going to go crazy!
PS time for the cmc!!
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