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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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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 6 days ago
SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I don't get it. What exactly happened at the end?
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?
AffinityPony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student 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 
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!"

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