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That's a Keeper by Toxic-Mario That's a Keeper by Toxic-Mario
Twilight....I hate drawing your library. I can't tell you guys how annoying it is to do the library settings for comic. :iconapplejacknoesplz: Those...books....UGH those books...so many books. I was seeing books in my dreams last night. Each book completely different...seperately drawn. Someone hit me with a frying pan. This comic officially holds the record on a background....14 1/2 hours. :faint:Those books once agan were the huge reason.


So yeah it's been a while since I did a true Twilight comic but I wanted to try something different. I was trying to imagine Rainbow Dash officially having an autobiography book as mentioned in Mare Do Well. I'm gonna be hard on myself on this one.....this comic just doesn't feel right to me. :O I feel like I used 4 different styles of Twilight in this. IDK you may see it differently but that's what I see. I was experimenting a lot with stuff and for whatever reason it's just they way it came out. That final Twilight I worked on back to head....that came out nice. :)


Overall IDK....I like the comic but in my eyes it wasn't up to MY standards. :iconfluttershysadplz: It should have been better but I was nearly dead at the end of this one. Honestly the library is the hardest background to do. I have no idea why that is....oh wait....yes I do....the books! Great...thinking about them again. Off to the next comic...a non-book one. :XD: Coments on this? Critique?


Time spent: 22 hours over 5 nights
How I did it?: Paper + Photoshop CS5


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Twilight Sparkle Lauren Faust
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:iconthejboy88:
In terms of the overall art style, I think this comic deserves credit for staying within the bounds of the established look and feel of the show. Having said that, I would be lying if I said that it looked exactly like the art style of the show as I can honestly say that I've seen other comics where the characters look more like actual images from the cartoon itself. But since the difference in the quality of those images is so small, that's no criticism.

When it comes to the humour this comic is a triumph all the way. Not only is the final joke hilarious, but it pulls it off by having the two respective characters be completely in-character to do so. Twilight's neatness, her dismay over such content in one of her books, Rainbow Dash's self-confidence and occasional arrogance, it's all in here, so thumbs up on that one. It really does feel like this is the kind of joke the show would have in it. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it actually managed to make me laugh out loud when reading it for the first time.

When it comes to originality, I can safely say that I have not seen a comic with this exact type of story in it. As such the comic deserves credit for doing something with the characters that I have yet to see elsewhere.

Is this the funniest MLP comic I've seen? No. Is it the best drawn comic I've ever seen? Again, no. But that is no strike against it, not by a long shot. It's clear that this piece had a great deal of love and attention thrown behond it and that, coupled with the relatively clean art style and good humour, is certainly something I can respect.

A worthy entry from the artist.
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:iconkitmaro:
Twilights head shape seemed a bit lacking for her body.Her eyes were a bit off in color at the bottom and made it look like she was squinting a bit in the panels where her eyes were fully open. For the background. The work you did for the books to look individual is good and adds to the total piece itself. The stairs though were slightly off I think.The first two steps were the same but the following steps were odd, maybe it's the wrapping effect of the stairs going up I don't know. Overall very good work I think.
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:iconlofis07a:
lofis07a Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RAINBOW CRASH GOES DOWN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!!!
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:iconzombiefx:
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
ofc no need to keep it!! EVERYONE KNOWS!
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:iconcandythekat:
CandyTheKat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How's the book that big when there is only one page?
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:iconjedipat:
jedipat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Twilight: Maybe I could forget about this and look at a dictionary.

(It turns out Rainbow Dash changed the dictionary to have her name as the definition of "awesome.")

Twilight: OH COME ON!
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:iconawesomelucy123:
AwesomeLucy123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
hey! TAKE THAT BACK TWI !!!
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:icondragontamer360:
DragonTamer360 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahh! Rainbow is the BEST writee for suuure! :XD:
Where did that book came from, anyway? :-?
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:iconpole7645:
POLE7645 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Sorry Rainbow. Your self-insert fic (see S3E8) really need some work.
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:iconsonicdoublerainboom:
sonicdoublerainboom Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's with all the other pages?! One page full of words while the others are blank?
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All the other pages are filled with "cool, awesome, radical".
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:iconmichaelgs-0148:
MichaelGS-0148 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Well, the story both started and ended on that one page, so those adjectives must've made up the afterword.
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:iconalexkazhdan:
AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably.
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:iconshadowworrier:
shadowworrier Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
well that was predictable of rainbow
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:iconmatchmakingdove1028:
matchmakingdove1028 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!
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:icondiscordantprincess:
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
LOL, oh Dashie...
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:iconkoolkait:
koolkait Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wait if the book is thick with pages how come it says the end on the first page???

MYSTERY!
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:iconcream-soda-kitten:
Cream-Soda-Kitten Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOL!
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:iconpoop87:
poop87 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fuck it, I'm buying that book.
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:iconcream-soda-kitten:
Cream-Soda-Kitten Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
NO YOU'RE NOT *takes it from you*
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:iconpoop87:
poop87 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Rainbow Dash is not best writer. =P
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:iconzeldatheswordsman:
ZeldaTheSwordsman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
That one goes in the circular file.
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
True enough; writing about RD's ego would make War and Peace like like trade paperback
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:iconmadman12000:
madman12000 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
First book Twi read beginning to end that she felt had no literary merit. Poor Dash.
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:iconkvn-245:
Kvn-245 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconmuckypawshusky:
MuckyPawsHusky Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An entertaining addition- Scootaloo with huge- *Please don't throw that one in the bin, please let me keep it!* eyes. Adorable.

Grreat job!
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:iconsoniciceflare:
SonicIceFlare Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist
haha good comic! but the words in Dashies biography are 3D
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:icondragonfire238:
dragonfire238 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
of course they are that just makes the book 20% cooler to read
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconelr79655:
elr79655 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Rainbow is such a ham.
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed
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:iconsmcoursen:
smcoursen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
It is still a better story than Twilight
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed
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:iconnickspike:
nickspike Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
uea
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea
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:iconmlpgzillastarwarsfan:
mlpGzillastarwarsfan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
nice work! :)
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thank thee
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:iconprincesslunafangirl:
princesslunafangirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I luv ur comic lolz
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thank you!
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:iconmartybpix:
martybpix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha. short and simple
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol well comic wise it a big one XD
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:iconmartybpix:
martybpix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what I meant was Rainbow Dash text
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:iconsiathedragon:
siathedragon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they way you feel drawing books ,,,,,,,,,,is the way i feel drawing scales at dragons....
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is
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:iconsiathedragon:
siathedragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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:iconanname219:
anname219 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The rest of the pages are written by Scootaloo XD
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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AnimeFreak551 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Ok, something's either messed up with my device or this page. I tried leaving a critique, but even though I had 109 words, it said I had less than 100. Oh, well, basicly, it was a good and funny comic, very well drawn, but it's called the wrong thing. I guess it doesn't matter though. It's a good masterpiece though, it really is. Thank you for making this comic.
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:icontoxic-mario:
Toxic-Mario Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks....glad you liked it
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