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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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mylittlepony123458 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Bite of the 87
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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omgcat21isawesome Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Woah. Deep. 
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FrostFeather42 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awww.... Great work!
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TheAlicornCrusaders Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
the way AJ hugged Big Mac in the last panel is just adorable!
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Zalleus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Like... woah...
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AutumnLeaf167 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know a  jillion people said this too, but due to my ignorance on the topic of fertilizers and manure, I expected Applejack to walk into a barn full of poop.
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Dawww very cute.
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blacklantern2814 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Big Mac best be careful in that next to last panel. I know its just the angle, but it still looks like his hats about to catch fire.

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.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I've had at least five people saying they expected a poop joke. Manure is made from animal poop. Fertilizers are nutritious chemical compounds either made synthetically or produced via compost.
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blacklantern2814 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I apologize if I offended; growing up in farm country when not a farmer, though, the only thing I ever learned about the stuff was to roll up the windows on the drive home.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
No offense; it's just a weird trend I've noticed in the comments.
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Flame486 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
So I hate to be creepy when I say this, but these are ponies we're talking about. When Big Mac asked for the fertilizer, couldn't AJ just go to the bathroom for a while and came back with it? 
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
You're thinking of manure. Fertilizers are typically either compost or nutritious chemical mixes.
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Wow, really visiting the past for AJ day. I can't even remember if I've seen this comic before.

But, yeah, changelings can certainly make things . . . interesting.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
AJ Day? Is that why I've suddenly seen a huge influx of favs and comments on this picture?
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
It is indeed. Yesterday was AJ day, and EqD put this comic in a comic post.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I saw that! That was awesome. That's the second time it's been posted there.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Why so much detail in her flank?? 
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
She's got apple-bottom genes.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
:iconbadumtssplz: . . . Mutha fucking hell, nice one. 
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leadfoot9 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014
I thought this was going to be a poop joke. Fertilizer...
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LordKane666 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
man the changelings are so under used in the show such fun could be had with them
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iamthejam Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Golly...
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timmainsson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
dont change a thing its perfect as it is  
you show her as being the sister we all would love to have and the kind of brother i myself with i could be
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kabhes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
this could be a cool comic line if it was  not a dream
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The-real-Omega Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
aw such feels 
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GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
then he turns to the camera and smiles as his eyes glow green!
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
And then Vincent Price cackles madly in the background?
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GodsOnVacation Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
yes, yes... perfect.
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JebinZedalu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I can relaaate. :( I never had a dream about my brother being a Changeling, no, but I once had a dream where SOMETHING weird happened to him, illness or something, that made him start coughing up shards of his own bones. The entire dream was some sort of quest for a cure, which was in vain. When I woke up, I went out to find him playing games and gave him a huge hug. :( He was confused, I'm not a huggy person.
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Nightcolt-ca Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Next comic: Big Mac was actually a changeling and fixed his cover by tricking AJ into thinking it was a nightmare!
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AJR001 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Have Changelings? Call Pinkie Pyro... :XD:
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Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I could see having Nightmares after what they went through. If it wasn't for luck they would have lost.
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Tokageki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
dat RWPTSD (Royal Wedding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
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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
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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.
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SHADOWtheHEJHOG Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Plot Twist: AJ never woke up. She is now currently trapped right next to big Mac.
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Pretty badass changeling Mac.
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awww.
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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.


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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...

 

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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 : But....but....it's my job........I'm Nightmare Moon......

North 4 : HIYA!!!

Nightmare Moon Emote : WT HECK??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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meepers21111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General 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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weeya1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I know, bu it was a joke.
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raw666 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Like I said, you are really good with serries version. Maybe you should make more.
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Durison Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Makes sense. Being shape-shifters, the Changelings are the antithesis of everything Applejack stands for as the Element of Honesty.
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LadyPikachu12 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since when does bigmac say aj instead of applejack
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Well he's never actually referred to Applejack by name in the show; it could be either/or.
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LadyPikachu12 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True
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