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A Mixed Blessing by Gray--Day A Mixed Blessing by Gray--Day
:icontwilightswhatplz::iconsays3plz:Wait, there's also a footnote: "In certain circumstances a group of alicorns is also defined as 'OC drama'.":iconsays3eplz:
:iconraritywhatplz::iconsays3plz:That doesn't make any more sense.:iconsays3eplz:

Collective nouns are fun! Isn't the stuff you've just learned from this comic positively mind-boggling? But the wild ride doesn't need to end here. For more see:…
Unless you already knew all that, in which case ya'll didn't learn anythin'!

Taking a break from work, so I'm bringing this short bit. A little comment on the upcoming season. How will Equestria ever cope with its multitude of rulers? Let's tune in to find out.

Did I draw something differently? No, no, no-no-no-no, of course not! When have I ever done that? Look at my other comics - each one a spitting image of the next.


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Firestar0406 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dr.Ocsid = Discord -_-
FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014  Student Artist
As revealed below we know what an "Oligarchy" is
but better question: how do u even PRONOUNCE that?
whats it sound like? cuz Its not coming out right in my head so I must have the wrong preset for saying it.
marikaefer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since you welcome constructive criticism, here's some~
First of all, I like the comic. The joke is nice and you paced it well. A few people already mentioned the ears, which stood out to me es well. I see in your newer works that you've changed the style, however one issue remains - they pretty much look the same from every angle. Whether a pony looks straight at the viewer, is seen in a full or 3/4 profile, the ears' angle doesn't seem to change nearly as much as it should.
For this comic in particular I have one other thing I'd like to mention. "Less is more" - in this case, the closeup of the book's title is fine as a side-gag but could have been left out without really lessening the comic's comedic effect. However, the whole little easteregg with Lyra in the background, instead of having a benificial effect on the comic itself, distracts the reader and makes them digress from the main story, which then ruins the pacing. It actually took me a few moments to really figure out what is happening; in my first reading the floating #1 hand in the 2nd panel made me go o_ô and distracted me from the main joke.

If you were to draw a wide angle view with lots of space visible, such little side stories can be entertaining. It's nice to thoroughly study each panel and find all the little references the artist put in. But in a short, quick joke comic like this, it does more harm than good.
masaruten Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
A blessing of unicorns...sounds legit.
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahaha! :D
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oligarchy! Loool, love Twi and Rarity's face on the last panel! :XD: :XD: :XD:
Hey! I noticed that DR OCSID is DISCO RD spelt backwards! :D :D :D
DerpyFlutterDash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry but... whats "Oligarchy"?
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oligarchy is a group of people who controls a country
As we know, all of the alicorns in the show control Equestria
DerpyFlutterDash Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh XD
TiaGamgee11 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Dr. Ocsid is Discord spelt backwards
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