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MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 8 by PerfectBlue97 MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 8 by PerfectBlue97
OK, OK, this will be the last Applejack page for a while. I promise to do another character page after this (Hint, it's gonna be Fluttershy).

This page says all of the stuff that I had floating around in my mind when I decided to make Applejack argue with Twilight Sparkle. I hope that it explains why I had things this way.

This page took a lot longer than I expected as I had other things on, and because I was having difficulty concentrating on it for various reasons. Applejack running in Frame 1 took much longer than I expected, as it's a different pose from all of the other ones that I've done, and I'm still not happy with it. It's not a very good pose at all.

You might also notice that I've put Applejack in shadow for half of the comic. As her mood gets more depressed she goes further and into the shadow of the outhouse, until she's completely in shadow. she doesn't come out of the shadow until Frame 13, which is where she makes up with Twilight, and it's a happy comic again. Lots of hugs, please.

Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
Part 5: [link]
Part 6: [link]
Part 7: [link]

This page was created in Inkscape and Photoshop. Most of the foreground characters were scratch drawn for this page, or for previous pages.

I've used gameguy001 's Sweet-Apple-Acres as a background for all frames ([link]). Though I modified it slightly as I wanted to put a shadow in for the fence.

Applejack's Cutie Mark was created by BlackGryph0n ([link]).

The pose in Frame 8, 9, 10 and 11 is based on a vector of Rarity drawn by RedPandaPony [link].

The pose from Frame 13 is based on StratTremolo's [link]
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:iconespy4ever:
Espy4ever Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Panel 6 and 7 ... she broke the 4th wall XD
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SonicTAlicorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Awww! I love the hugging scene.
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DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Next Part: fav.me/d5sx8rc
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:iconshirotora84:
shirotora84 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
You really need to update your links.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a pretty old comic, it's several years old.
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:iconshirotora84:
shirotora84 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
But people could still be only now discovering it, like me. It would still be a good idea.
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:iconrainbow-gale:
Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2015
You might wanna consider updating your links on all of your pages, because when I hit this one I thought that was the end until I looked in your gallery.
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:iconartemisthepegasus:
ArtemisThePegasus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. No. Twilight. No, Twilight.




WHY ARE YOU ACCEPTING HER APOLOGY.
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:iconvekarvonkostu:
vekarvonkostu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Artist
YEAH WHY, SHE'S A HUGE JERK!!!
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:iconwireball:
Wireball Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Hmm, part 9...ah, there.  (this comment is going to look weird once the part 9 link goes up in the description, but such is life)

MLP: FIM - Without Magic - Part 9 by PerfectBlue97
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:iconoracions:
Oracions Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you for posting these! :)
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:iconmezame9:
Mezame9 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very clever piece of writing. You are to be congratulated. This is an excellent story so far :D And the way you portray the characters is accurate and shows the best of who they are.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay
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20CoolerPonies Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
/fourth WALL BREAK APPLEJACK!!!! O.O Oh god.. in the 7th panel! HER TAIl IS STICKING OUT OF THE PANEL!!
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:iconsnowfang123:
snowfang123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Artist
...she was in the mares....
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:iconhystericaldominolego:
Well, considering the fact that she IS a mare, isn't that appropriate?
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:iconelirathedinosaur:
EliratheDinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aj and twilight > me and my parents
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
Twilight is forgiving much, much more easily than I would be.

Honesty doesn't mean letting your heart speak first. Honesty isn't about going guns a-blazing and being rude and aggressive because you feel like it.
That's being supremely dumb.
Honesty is telling how things are based on how you see them.


Oh, for Goodness' Sake, AJ! How can you be so thick? She didn't come to you just because you are a farm pony. She came because she needs help. And you are ALSO her friend, and are supposed to know more about being an earth pony than the pegasi and unicorns.

Seriously, that's like snapping at a friend because (s)he needs an urgent advice on something you're good at.
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:icongrimchef:
grimchef Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014
Forced conflict immediately resolved with no reason to.

I feel like I missed a comic in between 7 and 8.
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
The reason would be AJ's remorse at snapping at Twi' like that.
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:icondrsdavidsoft:
DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Next Part: fav.me/d5sx8rc
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DRSDavidSoft Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your'e welcome!
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:icondetah-ramet:
Detah-Ramet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I still call bullshit on AJ's interpretation of what Twilight said.
More than likely she would have thought Twilight was talking about how she manages to keep a massive orchard running with the help of one other pony and the occasional assistance of a small filly. Without magic beyond what Earth Ponies naturally have.
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014
You know, if I were AJ, I would have looked for Twilight on the path back to town. I mean, usually when somebody is hurt by a friend yelling at them to go away, they go away. And then they cry somewhere away from the source of their sorrow.

And once again, link.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's kinda a tradition when female friends fight in highschool, at least one of them runs off and cries in the bathroom.
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Because they don't have the option to leave.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boys don't, they go off to some sports locker, or behind the bike sheds.
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ekkiart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
is anyone else noticing that twilight's voice is coming from the "colt's" outhouse in half the panels? 
No disrespect whatsoever this is great I just think it's funny :3
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to put the speech bubble closer to the center of the frame, so that it wouldn't unbalance the picture having a big white blob near the edge.
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:iconekkiart:
ekkiart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah it looks good! definitely important to balance a pic:)!!
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
You mean Applejack's voice? Twilight barely speaks in this comic.
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:iconekkiart:
ekkiart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
wow this is awkward....hahaa yes my bad:S
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LLAladonna Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Okay, I'm not trying to be mean or anything, but I'm from the South. The deep South in fact, small town, southern Mississippi. Y'all is a plural noun, and is generally used to replace 'all of you'. It is not used to refer to oneself, not unless you intend to be seen as extremely schizophrenic.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But ... Applejack isn't southern, she's Mid Western, isn't she?
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:iconllaladonna:
LLAladonna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
She's supposed to be based on a sterotypical Texan cowgirl. The jargon is much the same, I lived half my life there, and my family still lives there.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cowgirls sound like across most of the country.

Stand a tomboy from a small farming town from Michigan next to one from Texas and the best way to tell them apart is to check which store they brought their clothes from.

There's a lot of shared culture.
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AlphaXXI Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Isn't "y'all" just a contraction of "you all" ?
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only in the South.
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:iconcynicallybankrupt:
CynicallyBankrupt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Not really. It comes from the old Scottish phrase, "ye all." When the Scotts moved to north america and migrated south, over the years it was shortened to y'all. 

All Y'all, is what southerners use to say "you all."


I'm just sayin
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
It depends on what part of the South you're from. In some places y'all is singular, and in some places it's plural. The Apple family, you may note, speaks in a dialect where it's plural.

Anyway, I don't honestly think the most likely theory is that PerfectBlue picked the wrong dialect. I'm more inclined to think that he's just trying to make AJ's dialogue as Southern as possible without really knowing what he's doing.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whether it's correct to real life or not, the script writers use Y'all as singular in the show.

For example, she say's "Y'all wouldn't know useful if it came up and bit ya", to Rarity  in the section before the theme in Look before you sleep.

Besides, Applejack isn't southern. She's Midwestern, isn't she.?

In the US, apple country is Michigan, Washington and New York. Not exactly Midwestern, but not Southern, either.
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Regardless of where apples are grown in the real US, the Apple family clearly speaks with a Southern accent. I often see it described as an Ozark accent, to be precise, though I'm not good enough with accents to tell. And apparently the Ozarks used to be a major site of apple farming, although they are much less so now.

And if you're taking "Look Before You Sleep" as your evidence, AJ is mixing "y'all" and "you" seemingly at random, which I'm pretty sure indicates that AJ's precise dialect was uncertain at the time, at least to Fullerton. Whereas if you look at the transcript for, say, "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy," "Apple Family Reunion," or "Somepony to Watch Over Me," you'll see "y'all" being used exclusively for plural subjects.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, you're basically saying that the script writers are inconsistent?

Well, in my head-canon she's from the Midwest.

You're welcome to your own head-cannon, and I won't come over to your comic\fan-fiction and tell you to change it, so let's agree to disagree.
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I can agree to drop the issue of the precise meaning of "y'all". It's a nitpick, I admit.

But the Apple family is not Midwestern. They speak in Southern accents, always have, and presumably always will. There has never been the slightest bit of ambiguity on that, all the way back to "Mare in the Moon, Part 1". And I will not be able to drop that until you either change your headcanon, admit that you are holding it despite it being in direct contradiction with four seasons of canon, or refuse to talk to me anymore. I literally cannot just drop that.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The entire show is Canadian.

Besides, from where I'm sitting Southern means Louisiana.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, all the best for Twilight.
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pokemonlegend999 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
umm she say y'all to much
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe .... you don't say it enough.
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