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How the Cracker Crumbles by Gray--Day How the Cracker Crumbles by Gray--Day
:icontrixieohnoesplz::iconsays3plz:Errrm, Trixie did that stallion a favor! Those crackers were very stale!



Just in case you're confused: Trixie was eating that pony's crackers the whole time. She didn't notice that she had forgotten to take out her own packet. The stallion is no one in particular either. The show needs random characters to fill out various scenes, yes? So did I this time.

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So while I genuinely based this comic on a situation recounted to me by a friend, many of you commenting have explained that this is in fact a long-lived anecdote most famously attributed to Douglas Adams, included in the Hitchhiker's Guide, but also existing in many other forms.

Yeah, I guess I basically gave this everything I had. I'm definitely not going to have the time to put this much effort into another comic for a good while.

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I recognize the story you base this on and I got to say: I love what you have done with it. You took a classic and turned it into something people (and ponies) these days can like and understand. And it was an awesome choice picking Trixie for this, it really fits her and her struggle to change. But what really grabbed my attention to this was that you used something from Equestria Girls in a way that eve people that didn't like the movie (Not counting me because I love the movie.) like this, so thank you. Sora M.
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I'm not really good at writing critiques, but I enjoyed this comic so much I thought I might as well write a short one.

First of all, I really like the idea of the comic. Starting from a simple gag from Equestria Girls, you created a funny and entertaining story with a really clever twist at the end. Honestly, I wasn't expecting that. At the same time it was something that could happen to any of us, so it wasn't far fetched, which can be the downfall of any good punchline ;P Anyways, in such comics (at least for me) the humorous value is of the most importance, so I honestly wouldn't even care if this wasn't good in terms of drawing. However, this comic is great in that aspect too :D

I really like the style! Trixie's face in the third panel is absolutely adorable and immediately put me in a good mood. In general all the expressions in this comic strip are brilliant, especially Trixie's. True, at some angles her face seems to be a bit off to me around the muzzle, but in general, I think both in terms of style and technique of drawing ponies it's a really good job.
In the fifth panel it seems that you had some trouble with the perspective and making the trees look more and more distance, I think there's room for improvement there. Still, all in all the environment is drawn really well too.

What else is there to say? I really like the colors and shading, I'm no comic expert, but they do seem to give off that "comic vibe", so I guess props for that. I also love that touch where Trixie's concentrating on not losing her nerve and not doing anything villain-like, even when she's boiling inside. Reformed Trixie ftw! ;D

I guess that's it. Really chaotic, I know, but I hope I made the basic message clear: Great job! One of the cleverest comics I've seen in a while :D
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DragonTamer360 Apr 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I would have shared!
:3
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:iconloopsorspool:
wait... is this for real? because this sounds suspiciously similar to what happened in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
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:iconstormalchemist15:
................Trixie, you crazy.
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:iconechodonut:
Echodonut Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehey, i liked this one! Funny joke, little morale in there. Oh, and nice art of course!
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angelic20 Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icontwilightsparkleplz: :iconsay3plz: are you serious trixie? you thought that stallion stole your PBCs? (stands for peanut butter crackers)
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:icondrawcreator:
poor Stallion..
Bad Trixie
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:iconlaboricua:
EPIC. FAIL! Poot Trixie.
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That guy probably thought he had just scored big. I feel sorry for him.

Hey, maybe a sequel comic where Trixie apologizes?
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:iconfierce-dities-link:
Ouch, well at least the guy was nice about it. That was cool of him.
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