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Applejack's Unease by Omny87 Applejack's Unease by Omny87
This is my first attempt at a more "serious" MLP comic, as well as a chance to experiment with panel layouts and lighting. There's a lot of things in this comic I'd like to change, but I've already spent more than enough time on it as it is.

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.
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Tokageki Featured By Owner 5 days ago
dat RWPTSD (Royal Wedding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
dashie89115 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
it could be a creepy fore-shadow of an aj episode starting a simlar way it contain changelings but with a bit more dark content and in the ending the changelings leave and fluffle puff becomes canon :3
Jordan179 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Eeyup.  The Changelings are serious bad news, especially if you know that they're led by a megalomaniac like Queen Chrysalis who simply can't be deterred by any plausible threat, and have no idea how many of them there are or what they can do.  And Applejack has fought them personally, and knows she's probably on their short-list of enemies.  Her fear's not at all unreasonable, and I can see her having dreams like that, even if she wouldn't dare show them to very many ponies -- Big Mac being one of those she'd trust that much.

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.
SHADOWtheHEJHOG Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Plot Twist: AJ never woke up. She is now currently trapped right next to big Mac.
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Pretty badass changeling Mac.
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ryusukanku Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014

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.

raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

aww, nice comic. the ending is sweet

:iconapplejackshoutplz: ...(sniff) I-I thought you were a changling :cheer up hug: 

:iconbigmacintoshcryplz: its okay AJ... It was just a nightmare...


weeya1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Princess Luna Emote : NIGHTMARE!!! How many time have We told you not to disturb other ponies dreams!!!!

Nightmare Moon Emote :'s my job........I'm Nightmare Moon......

North 4 : HIYA!!!

Nightmare Moon Emote : WT HECK??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
meepers21111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nightmare moon was destroyed and turned back to young luna There the same pony but luna controls all dreams so she could do that dream
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