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MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 4 by PerfectBlue97 MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 4 by PerfectBlue97
This is part 4 of my ongoing Pony comic.

Princess Celestia has magically transformed Twilight Sparkle into an Earth Pony, after deciding that she has become too dependent on her magic. There have been some tears, some tantrums, and some hugging, too.

Now, Twilight has set out to find somepony to help her in her quest to find out how Earth Ponies do things without magic.

Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]

I've used gameguy001 's Sweet-Apple-Acres as a background for all frames ([link]).

Twilight Sparkle is an altered version of my Twilight Sparkle vector from Page 3 ([link]).

Apple Bloom from Frame 3 is based on Saveman71's [link] The color and the style didn't match my own color\style. Particularly the line thicknesses, so I created my own vector from scratch, using it as template.

Apple Bloom from Frame 7 is a combination of images. I re-used some of the components from my previous Apple Bloom vectors, and overlayed them on an image of Derpy crying from one of my earlier pony pieces ([link]).

The pose is identical to CommyPink's Sad day...-Apple Bloom vector 1 [link]. So I used it as a guide when I re-sized\positioned Apple Bloom's face and mane. I also used it as a template for the eyes.

I don't honestly remember where the image of Derpy came from. I remember modifying it from somewhere else, but I cannot remember where. It could be this video on Youtube ([link]).

The cloak was scratch drawn, but it is based on Trixie's cape. I used Why485's Pony Fashion Study ([link]) as a guide, but altered the decorations and added a hood to turn the cape into a cloak. It was inspired by Twilight Sparkle's dress from The Best Night Ever.
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:iconvekarvonkostu:
vekarvonkostu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Artist
Awesome!! :D :D
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Wireball Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Oh no, the part 5 description link is missing! 

*right-click, copy link location, click, CTRL+V paste*

There we go.
MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 5 by PerfectBlue97
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Maldrete Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Twilight made Apple Bloom cry! Feel the wrath of AppleJack!
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Redfierykitteh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Filmographer
I like this comic, but I have a question.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ask away.
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:iconredfierykitteh:
Redfierykitteh Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   Filmographer
Well, since celestia took away twilight's horn and cutie mark because she relies on magic too much and needs to find out what she's good at besides magic,
When she figures it out, will she get her horn and cutie mark back?
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, this comic is supposed to be an infill between season 2 and 3.

It finishes as Season 3 starts.
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theekman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a followup question relating to what red said. If celestia took twilight's horn and cutie mark, where is she keeping them? Does she have two horns now? This is a very important question.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's an illusion.
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Evilbob0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Description seems to be missing the next part, btw
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of the early ones are.
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Evilbob0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
(Could you pleeeaaassseee fix it?)
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:iconbecause-im-pink:
Because-Im-Pink Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah'm not rightly sure if I should be honoured or insulted... XDDD that made me laughXD
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BadWolf1000 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry applebloom it;s the same with me and my sisters.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Twilight seems to be a little bit more emotional without her magic.
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wolfpride228 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Artist
Love this comic! Its so funny!I love deviantART! 

Oh, Correct me if I'm wrong, but something tells me you didn't grow up in the south. Just a bit of friendly advice on the southern slang, no one will ever address a single person as "Y'all" no matter how southern one may be.    y'all is slang for "You All" You say it to either a group or a couple of people. :)

(Being the element of honesty.):applejack: 
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These days, I think that a lot of people pick up their accents\phrases from the TV. Rather from real life.

The speak the way that they think that they are expected to speak.

You only need to go into an inner city area and listen to non-white teenagers speaking. You can often be totally different from the way that their parents speak because they are trying to emulate rappers or actors on TV shows.

You can have an Italian American family where the grandfather speaks like they are from southern Italy, the father speak perfect accentless English, but the kids speak like they are auditioning for the Sopranos.

I didn't pick my accent up from my family, I know that. I sound very different to them.
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Noctillio Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
And..How does that have anything to do with what the person said? This is obviously not the case here for the MLP characters, because, ya know, they don't live in the real world, and they actually ARE southerners...And 90% sure they don't have TV either. 

Point is, you can't just say "This is what the real world is like" as an excuse for a mistake, nobody's perfect.
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wolfpride228 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Artist
If you read below I already agreed with Perfect Blue earlier on. Plus, looking at it now for a second time the use of it for differentiating characters in dialog does significantly help. 
Relaxing :glomppoke: 
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a mistake, I purposefully did this to make Applejack's speech stand out as being different from Twilight's.

My Applejack is has more "local Flavor" than the one in the show.

I have specifically wrote her to be more country.
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wolfpride228 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Artist
Yeah, the more I look at it I can see how some readers can get lost, it does help out quite a bit. :)  Onion 2 onion dance 
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wolfpride228 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Artist
Very true...my father is from Zimbabwe, and well, as much as I would like to sound like a a young british lady...I dontonion head "so what" , I'm very much american. :D (Big Grin) Silly Pikachu plz


But either way this comic is still utterly awesome. Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion onion dance Smile 
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lot of the "Young British Ladies" that I've know sounded a lot like "Hey, babes, Shazza's propa  skank. Init. Wa'evea".
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wolfpride228 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014  Student Artist
I know right! and then I have my art teacher who is utterly polite, well mannered british. It's funny how it works with some people xD
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So people tell me, but my Applejack is Midwestern. I feel closer to her as a character that way.

In the show, Applejack uses Y'all for both singular and plural. She's not particularly consistent. I guess that this is because the writers aren't southern, either.

I made her say Y'all all the time as I wanted to emphasize that she was different from Twilight. It emphasizes that the two of them have different background and different perspectives and serves to make them seem further apart when they are arguing.
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DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Next Part: fav.me/d5n17zj
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lollipopflower Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Poor apple bloom😭
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Detah-Ramet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
The sudden tears at asking a simple request was humorous, though I get the feeling that wasn't intended result. Honestly, I doubt Apple Bloom would particularly care if She was asked where AJ was. Seriously, its a simply request. And I doubt that she would feel insulted that Twilight would ask her for help re-finding her place in life. Hell, if anything she would probably feel honored, and ask her to join the CMC as an Honorary member.
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Serefin99 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Um, missing links to the other parts.
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Alright, that was an effective use of narration in the beginning, although you could have left that last panel to stand on its own, without words to support it.

By the way, in the dialect the Apple family speaks, the singular second person is still "you," and "y'all" is reserved for the plural second person. Also, other than their use of "ain't," they conjugate their verbs standardly. In other words, AB should be saying "you are," not "y'all is."
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't she supposed to be Canadian?
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
No.

Just no.

Please tell me you're not a native English speaker. I'm given to understand that Southern tends to be the most recognizable American regional accent to those from other continents.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a joke. Her VA is from Vancouver.

The only two actual Canadian ponies, as far as I know, are Snips and Snails.

But, not kidding, Applejack uses Ya'll in the singular in the show, so I used it in the comic.

Watch Look Before you Sleep. She uses Ya'll when speaking to Rarity about a dozen times.

That was one of the few episodes that I'd seen when I started scripting the comic, so I used it as the base for her speech.
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snowdrone Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
you should link to the next part of your comic here. there is none so far.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There wasn't a next part when I did the description.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It pains me to see tears. :(
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klystron2010 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why? Tears are delicious.
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lordmep Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great set up.
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pokemonlegend999 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lol
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nezk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Y'all = You all.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.

It's used in a several different regions of the US.
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kacript Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Maybe Twilight should join the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds like a good idea.
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CJwolf1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WHERE IS PART 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wilson8787 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Apple Bloom has some adorable expressions in this. But that last panel...all of my feels. :(
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kitsinu Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Insulted apparently...
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truecere Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
and so the beconing emteness of the soul finds the olny earth pony that seems to elude finally get's caught and so her self journey finds an ultimate end
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Sabata101 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Forever Alone... Kind of sad.
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truecere Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yo bro just deep like that...well that part o ma life over.. and so the life witch is filled with searching and backiong across the deepest part of his sole is filled with hapinies..or is it*the most evil laugh ever*
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truecere Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i lied
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