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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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chris100100 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course she's "depending on her magic" her entire identity is formed around that and being the element of magic. 
If Celestia really thought that would be a concern, then why would she have trained her to use it in the first place?
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is her sense of identity really dependent on her magic, or does she just think that it is.

Twilight has a lot of hobbies an interests outside of magic, and in reality most of what she does all day is to study. She studies history, and science, and nature, and all kinds of things. Magic is really only a small part of who she is and what she does.
superlink1425 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Artist
DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, i dont think she got earth ponie super powers, so she is just a purple pony
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure that it really matters for the purpose of this comic.

Even if she had the strength of an Earth Pony she probably wouldn't use it.
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Whoa whoa whoa ... Celestia, me filly ... ain't ye goin' too harsh?
Fluffy-Pal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Celestia you TROLL
LauraAnneFTLover Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Because-Im-Pink Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Celestia is the biggest fucking troll ever XDD
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Couldn't Celestia have done this in a less....traumatic way?

Twilight looks like she's gonna start crying.

(And, taking her cutie mark? Really? Too far, Princess!)
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