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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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Robotponytron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  New Deviant Student
FluffyMarshmallow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I- dont get it. Someone PLEASE explain this to me :/
SilverTigerdirector Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
No hay problema , señorita.
FluffyMarshmallow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Giggle Handshake 
SilverTigerdirector Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Trixie unknowingly flirted by taking some of the stallion's peanut butter crackers thinking he was actually taking her crackers when in reality she hadn't even brought them out of her bag.
FluffyMarshmallow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh :o thanx hehehe hehehehehe
kimjongangryplz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Sephirath21000 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ugh, great. Looks like Trixie is going to have to take the train at this time of day for years in order to find out who the stallion was.
1Foxcomm Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
I thought he was trying to flirt with her, truthfully.
VossZero Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
I think he thinks SHE was trying to flirt with him
Soulflutigress Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Eanut butter crackers XD
just noticed it said that lol
OkamiJubei Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Oww... Now she didn't get a stallion.
SilverTigerdirector Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Attention everypony! I come to you now with an important message that is in dyer need to be heard! I want you all to stop what you are doing and hear this!

Blap. That is all.
SilverTigerdirector Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Yes...let the stupidity flow through you...
FluffyMarshmallow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
TheProdigyPony Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I ship it <3
BlueBeacon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
they should do that more often in the show than just push the mane six or some well known pony into the mix.
ajaxtheemopony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
This is so good in every way. =3 Awesome.
misslydia1020 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Ha! Sweet! I love it!
DerpyDewey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Now I feel bad for the pony...:( (Sad) 

If I ever saw him again this is what I would give him: :mlgmontage: 
nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Weed, mt. Dew, Doritos, and doge... *thumbs up*
DerpyDewey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
LupinKurt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Maire Ann De Moon? might that Luna's writer name, as in Mare In The Moon? Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] 
Dillemmenade Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I don't get it. What exactly happened at the end?
nyanpheonix101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That colt is funny!!!
MrEmerald34 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trixie never opened her own pack of peanut butter crackers in the first place.  She thought she did but she ate the first cracker from the colt's pack.  The colt was surprised and played along with it.
corperalking Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Arthur Dent much?
AffinityShy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Filmographer
I must have a Derpy Cola! That art is too cute not to have! ^^
D-Molish Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I JUST found out what this is from >.<
cupcakes5072 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, I want some chocolate like product! Trixie, Y U NO BUY MEH SUM CHOCOLATE PODUCT AND DERPY COKEy u no 
DerpyDewey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I would get the Derpy Coke!!
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, Trixie... :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
Zelda-Lover306 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Chocolate-like product, and Derpy Cola "addin the derp to your burp!"

Masterbuscus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
And thats the way the cook-er...cracker crumbles…
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Midnightsky4260 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
squeeeee! Love it.
NyukiGirl Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ha ha. Derpy soda in background.       Soda La 
BBBHuey Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol 3D 50x50 derp Emoticon - LOL 
NintendoKirby64 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw yes, the cookie thief. Good and gold truth.
DragonTamer360 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have shared!
loopsorspool Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
wait... is this for real? because this sounds suspiciously similar to what happened in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
................Trixie, you crazy.
Echodonut Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehey, i liked this one! Funny joke, little morale in there. Oh, and nice art of course!
angelic20 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icontwilightsparkleplz: :iconsay3plz: are you serious trixie? you thought that stallion stole your PBCs? (stands for peanut butter crackers)
drawcreator Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
poor Stallion..
Bad Trixie
LaBoricua Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
EPIC. FAIL! Poot Trixie.
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Writer
That guy probably thought he had just scored big. I feel sorry for him.

Hey, maybe a sequel comic where Trixie apologizes?
angwykitten Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Ouch, well at least the guy was nice about it. That was cool of him.
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