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There are times when a single mare knows more than all books in the world. Shining Armour knows that well.

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Critique by Songchibi Nov 1, 2012, 6:14:34 AM
A nice piece, even though it's not your characters. I like the fact that you altered the design of the my little pony style and the facial expressions are good. It gave me a good laugh and the idea works well, even if it's not an inspiring thought. You've copied the colours nicely and you haven't strayed too far from the original design, so their still recognisable.

In short, it's well done funny and is drawn well. The only thing I don't like as much is the background because the colouring doesn't vary much and makes it a little bit dull so try to make it more interesting.
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Vision: It reflects the idea of marriage that Shining Armour seems to carry a lot in this fandom.

Originality: I've seen a lot of almost perfectly drawn versions of the ponies, but this is so far away that it's refreshing. The characters are simple, but their expressions are so memorable. It's one of the many reasons I keep coming back to look at this piece.

Technique: Simple but effective. Sometimes, even parodies can be art within themselves. This is one of them. Twilight Sparkle makes some of the funnies expressions that I've ever seen in a comic. Shining Armour is the character that really brings the comic back to Earth(?) and it's really effective seeing them play off each other.

Impact: I wouldn't be back here several times if it wasn't impacting.

Overall: It has flaws (what's with the fire?), but it's endearing for them. Like an innocent puppy, it does some things crudely, but we forgive it because it's so beautifully cute and rewarding.
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SkullCroos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one weird fire, quite a nice cartoonish comic, yet, to turn his eyes white ? I never seen that before. its like a missing layer
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WorldWalker128 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Twilight with sharp teeth is funny.
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JeromeSaur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: :XD: :XD: :XD:
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PhysicistEarthPony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I'm surprised Twilight didn't jump straight into the fire to rescue it.
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...pfffffffffft!
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Blue-Midnight-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That phrase never gets old. XD  
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Looks like Shining Armor is learning the important phrases: Yes dear, of course dear, you're absolutely right dear, You're ALWAYS right dear. Am I right? :D
That's what my dad was telling me to remember when I find a wife. XD
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Raven: You know what one phrase I think you should remember? Sod off, w-

Dr. X: Please do not finish that sentence.

Raven: Oh, whatever...
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Don't get it.
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Raven: I'll make it simple: I hate women. Simple enough for ya?
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Ah, i see.
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Enderdragonfarmy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sell the book.
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:icondavidcurser:
DavidCurser Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
it's great to be single :D
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Wirlog Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Why is so true!?
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:iconvree:
vree Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Perfect pony rendition of a classic joke. :D
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CommanderEX Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Oh Shinning, you should just return the book or give it to some-pony else, because Twilight will avenge burned book in a very painful way.

Twilight: No one burn big wonderful books on my watch, prepare yourself to be send into world of pain, I will make you pay for every single burned word.
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07lamos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Shining Armour learned not to argue with the misses, as you will not win. ever.
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ParticlePony6 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha, ZING!
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Kitmaro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Looks like Shiny learned the most important lesson of all.
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Kalitu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL at twi's face in 1st panel =D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
LOL!
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plomax Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Very niceness
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nachomeep Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Second feature.
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
i would burn a book just to irritate her and trollestia agrees =p
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TempestRunner Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Marriage in a nutshell
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RadlanJay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
So true...
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess that book burning means something a little different where you come from.
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Epulson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean? Burning books means burning books, here in Poland, in the most casual and inoffensive way.
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PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, in some cultures you burn an old book like you'd burn a pile of leaves, or a broken piece of furniture. It's just a way of getting rid of something that you don't need\use. Like ... if you cleared out an old shed and found an old novel that had gotten damp in where the roof leaked. You'd chuck it on with the rest of the rubbish.

In some cultures it can be controversial, and some folks might see it as offensive. There were several times in history when people have publicly burned books as a way of symbolically destroying the ideas that they contained. So ... if you burned a book about the civil rights movement, it could be seen as offensive to black people, even if you were just doing it to get rid of some old stuff.

People can be funny about it in my culture. For example, if a newspaper were to print a cartoon like yours. They'd probably have Shining Armor throwing the book into a garbage can, rather than burning it. Because people might complain if he burned it.

The again, I'd have him throw it into a recycling bin or donating it to a charity. Because I'm into recycling. That's just me.

We're all different.
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J4B Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed so much from this.
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
That is so funny and true
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Twilight Sparkle's teeth... shocking...
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LazyGamer313 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
seems legit
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Starcraft-Nut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
'Tis true. Men are never right when they're married. Ask my parents. :P
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Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
even though im not married, i have to agree with Shining.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Shiny m'boyo; if your gonna make a statement, use nukes! Fire is just out-dated... like Shakespeare and cookies with milk.
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BumbleFoxz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
As a married man, I have to agree with Shining here.
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nuuvox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, that's one way to deal with your problems.
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Punisher143 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
All I saw was Shining Armor is incredibly whipped.

Whip it good.
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Triixster Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
What fine teeth you have Twilight.
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Tervicz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Shining Armour is best Al Bundy!
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nikmetalero Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
solo un comentario positivo en espaņol pasando saludar
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Want a free trip to the afterlife? Talk back to your wife!
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HolyOrdersOtaku Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Writer
No thanks. I like living.
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Velociraptor78 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
ohmygosh.
this is the best.
i. i can't say anything beyond that, this is just the best everything ever.
take my internets. all of them.
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ThomasKimbler Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Well, it's best he learns early, I did, I been happy. Great work.
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theclockworkgiant Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
don't ever argue with a female. you will lose. ALWAYS. ALWAYS.
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animegx43 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wives in a nutshell.
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ghostlywolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Artist
still a bit of a dick move he could have put it in the bathroom
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
dat...dat angry twilight face 0_o
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