I came up with this comic after thinking over the implications of having shapeshifting creatures like the Changelings in the show. These creatures have the ability to perfectly mimic the appearance of any pony, right on down to the voice and clothes. Knowledge that such creatures exist could cause rampant panic and paranoia, with everypony starts pointing hooves at anypony who acts just a little different. It'd be like the Equestrian version of the Red Scare. I'd like to see something like that explored in Season 3- assuming it ever comes out.
Great comic, really. Like the guy a few below me, I thought it was going to be a poop joke at first, then it got creepy, then heartwarming.
But, yeah, changelings can certainly make things . . . interesting.
you show her as being the sister we all would love to have and the kind of brother i myself with i could be
I also noticed that Granny and Apple Bloom are similarly cocooned. So this gets into her WORST nightmare -- her enemies striking at her FAMILY to get back at her. In general, given what happened to her parents, losing family has to figure heavily in Applejack's most terrifying dreams.
This would make a great start to an Applejack episode.
Sometimes friends have lingering fears after a traumatic event, even the strongest ones in a group.
Sometimes even the most steadfast people or ponies need some reassurance.