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FiM TNtMD - Page 45: A Hard Question by ArofaTamahn FiM TNtMD - Page 45: A Hard Question by ArofaTamahn
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I had hoped by now to have prepared a prose adaptation of the scene with Nahmat that we missed, but writing good prose in a week while drawing next week's pages is hard for me.

But to summarize, like theirs, her world is mostly made of rock, with a cool, thin crust, a hot, liquid mantle, and a hot, iron-nickel core. Like theirs, her world is mostly covered in water, which can be naturally found in solid, liquid, and gaseous states. Like theirs, her world is covered in a thin film of air, made mostly of nitrogen, oxygen, crabon-dioxie and water. And, like theirs, her world is covered in life. This page outlines the differences, though she, as far as I can tell, hasn't yet mentioned that all the lights in the night sky are other suns, planets and galaxies.

Shining Armor has a geek for a sister, bless him, so I wrote this scene thinking he wouldn't be as dumbstruck by such a strange world as Cadance, who, as an Alicorn, was born to rule over natural order for the good of pony-kind.

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My Little Pony (c) Hasbro,
Friendship is Magic was created by :iconfyre-flye: and assistants.
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:iconwatcher25:
"Welocme to the real world, BI***!"

but no, seriously, we dont get sick from the "spinning", so neither should they

it was never any big deal to me that the everfree forest functioned on its own... but rather the conception that the fact that plants and animals could function autonomously of each other was considered "UN-nantural" as in "incorrect" DID bother me...

surely the land wasn't always this well regulated into such synergy... (which in itself isn't a bad thing) frankly it is this synergy that makes equestria a nice place to live that doesn't need high technology to do it... especially made possible by magic... thus: more time and effort can be spent on character and integrity over material and profit, effectively choking the disease of greed well before it sprouts... for the most part... and motivation comes not from the chance of material profit as much as personal profit from the artistic and self fulfillment type of payoff.

there is natural, such as flowing water which is nice, there is natural like predators eating smaller creatures whcih is a sort of organized chaos in which the loser pays big time... obviously equestria has done well to look out for the little people... ironically the basic aim of Marx's communist manifesto...
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Xxshatteredworld92xX Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:icondizzyplz: Dizzy, not liking the dizzy. :XD:
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:iconmoesx88:

It's all so true.

Despite the show's potential, I think ponies have WAY too much control over their world, but I don't think about it.-_-

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:iconrussetbramblepelt:
I find this comic really clever. You hear one half of the story from one character's mouth and the other half from the other character's...
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:iconkarkovice1:
Forgot to mention: All this talk about spinning is enough to make even Cadance's head spin! :XD:
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:iconkarkovice1:
I was more curious to know if Nahmat's world had things like... golf and hockey... But most importantly: I wanted to know what an episode of "Cops" looked like on her world... :XD:
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:icondarkwolftala:
Lol! So much spinning! XD
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AlexKazhdan Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who would've thought that Shining Armor is so smart? :)
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:iconlacoltmallefail:
"Your people's ecological engineering." 

Heh, bet Nat LOVES geo-engineering! Not. XD

This is a superb comic.  I wasted months detesting it because I saw one page out of context, immediately disliked it, and shut that door to creative exploration.  Then I came back to it tonight to read it from the beginning.  Couldn't have been more wrong in my snap-judgment, and I'm glad I've 180-ed on it.  This is skillfully written, has piercing explorations of character psyches, particularly Fluttershy and Nat so far, and keeping to the spirit of the show, and fun.  In short, good.  Real good!  When I finish reading the 96 pages so far, you're getting a follow, I of needs must keep up with this!  Thanks for your work and dedication in making and continuing it.
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ArofaTamahn Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure she likes geo-engineering just fine. She just doesn't like when people call something unnatural when it isn't.

I'm really glad you've come to enjoy this comic so much! I always assumed that anyone who said they liked the comic at a late page was someone who liked it at the start. I'm honored to have a reader like you! :D
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