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The REAL Winner by RedApropos The REAL Winner by RedApropos
Lemme take this popportunity to shout out a YouTube video I acted in with my friend. This is it: youtu.be/bCnplO2R9E4

I'm sure you noticed it doesn't say RedApropos at the top.

Well, in these past few weeks of being locked out of my account, I found I didn't enjoy taking on the new name "Aprop0s." At the same time, however, I never thought I would be going back to being "RedApropos."

Unsure of what I wanted to do, I made an executive decision to be ME, and go by MY name, "Edwin Maki."

But before I go changing things all willy-nilly, I want to know what the people think. I would still go by the nickname "Red," as so many people have gotten used to calling me, but I would no longer stand behind a screen name or persona.

What do you think? Please let me know!

Also, I hope you guys liked the comic! :D
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:iconmad42hatter:
Excellent piece, Mr. Maki, a sweet and simple story saturated in saccharine silliness!
One of the things I like best in this comic is your capture of character: the conflict introduced and the way it plays out feels very close to the way things would happen in the world of the show, with Discord's style of pranking being spot-on and Pinkies confidence and subsequent rage also being quite accurate. I particularly like panel 7-9, where Pinkie is utterly enraged, yet keeps her insults limited to personal opinions rather than objective statements (she doesn't call Discord a jerk, she just she doesn't much care for what he's doing at this moment). I like the idea that Pinkie wouldn't actually insult a close friend of hers, but would only say that she was "so upset with them right now", because she'd never really call someone she loves mean names. Also, the fact that she has to yell such an intensely nonchalant criticism while keeping her silly face is hilarious!
The timing also works very well, with none of the reactions happening too fast or too slow. Perhaps the only major change I would advise would be to split the final panel into two, where in the first one we see somepony off-panel saying "Did he get you too?" and then in the next shot we see it's Derpy saying it, thereby setting up the joke in one panel and giving the punchline in the next. But, as that isn't the main joke of the comic, it's fine as it is.
As I've said before, I've always liked your use of exaggerated facial expressions for comedic effect, and it's good to see a comic where you literally make that the focus! Well done!
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:iconcalypso399:
Wow! This one of my favorites from you. I like your style, and the black lines make it more interesting. I have heard the expression, "if you don't stop making that face it will freeze that way.", but I've never seen it used in my little pony before. I think using discord to do it makes everything even more funny. And then how you added derpy. Ha, derpy makes everything 20 % cooler. Or funnier in this case. Though I think Pinkie's face in the 3rd panned looks like she's flirting with him. Above all I give it about a four and a half.
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:iconsaphira8199:
Saphira8199 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I love how Derpy looks normal and she thinks she looks ridiculous. 
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:iconmaldrete:
Maldrete Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I can see Discord doing this! Oh man, this is hilarious.
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:icontrantercloud101:
TranterCloud101 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Student Artist
Lol, Derpy, you still best pony, and you too Pinkie!
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:iconnowigreen:
NowiGreen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:iconj4m0nt045t:
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:iconnetoe8:
netoe8 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
poor derpy :( discord mees up her face >:(
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:iconbitgamer:
Bitgamer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh the Poneality!Pinkie Pie Scream01 
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:iconpoisontaffy:
Poisontaffy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Derpy need to be more...  We'll derp
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:iconfantasyyen:
FantasyYen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thats the point, discord froze her face in a non derpy position
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:iconpoisontaffy:
Poisontaffy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
Hello I just need Derpy to be derp and it's not even that funny
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:iconaskmymlpoc:
AskmymlpOC Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member
aww derpy =3
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:iconcamioldshieldo3o:
Camioldshieldo3o Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
that face XD that face XD that face XD that face XD  IM STUCK TOOO
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:iconprincessrainbowlove:
PrincessRainbowLove Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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:iconnuggetthegreat99:
Nuggetthegreat99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconfredcreator97:
Fredcreator97 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member
Derpy Derpy why !
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:icontimelordhowl:
TimeLordHowl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahahahaha lol Derpy xD
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:iconsonictalicorn:
SonicTAlicorn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
XD lol derpy!
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:iconconservativepip:
ConservativePip Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
what software do you use to make your comics?
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:iconredapropos:
RedApropos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What software?

Heh heh. It's called "Paper, Pencil, and Ink!" Always, for every comic I've ever drawn: sta.sh/217bm6m79i7i?edit=1
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:icon9nine--souls:
9Nine--souls Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're sooooo funny, Disky!
No, really, good draw¨W¨
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:iconprincessshass35:
princessshass35 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Derpy looks cute...
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:iconpandasdoesmc:
PandasDoesMC Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
XD Derpy Lol
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:iconlegendrytimehero125:
legendrytimehero125 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Artist
aww derpy looks adorable
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:iconbronylover456789:
bronylover456789 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so funny
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:iconconservativepip:
ConservativePip Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Hmm... Youtube. If you ever have problems with Hasbro or age restrictions or flagging consider Vimeo or Dailymotion to host said video. Many bronies have managed to upload full episodes of Friendship Is Magic to DailyMotion.
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:iconwill290590:
Will290590 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
very funny
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:iconsonamyblossick:
SonamyBlossick Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Poor pinkie
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:iconcutepegasister121:
Cutepegasister121 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I don´t know if Derpy looks worst or better like this
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:icontaltharius:
Taltharius Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Both, perhaps? Lost her "derpy charm", but maybe her eyesight won't betray her as much like this, :XD:
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:iconcutepegasister121:
Cutepegasister121 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
who says she had problems while she was "Wall eyed"? never mind
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:icontaltharius:
Taltharius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I only meant mild difficulties in focusing her eyesight. Either way, she's still Derpy, cross-eyed or not, :D
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:iconcutepegasister121:
Cutepegasister121 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
yeah, everyone still loves her
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:icondonnythedingo:
Donnythedingo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Can't breathe xD
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:iconchrlstopher:
CHRlSTOPHER Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Poor Derpy! Discord stole her wings!!!
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:iconcrazydragon259:
CrazyDragon259 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol this is hilarious
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:iconstar-the-alicorn:
Star-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo ridiculous Derpy
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:iconlullabycresent:
LullabyCresent Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Lol
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NOOO1 NOT DERPY!! T^T
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:iconwonderskoo:
WonderSkoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD poor Pinkie hahahah
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:iconoddfugh:
oddfugh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
nice
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:icontechzeropyro:
TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
GASP!  He uncrossed her eyes!

....Just like the remade version of "The Last Roundup....."
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:iconenderwolf290:
EnderWolf290 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*dun dun dunnnnn*
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:iconchocolatninja:
ChocolatNinja Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Cannot stop laughing!
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:iconnight-shadow7:
night-shadow7 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
lol
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:iconprincessembracemlp:
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I really loved this. 
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
XD hahaha It's really like it!
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha ha, oh Discord you are such a troll xD
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:iconkaryu1017:
KaRyu1017 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Wait a second. If Derpy's eyes are normal then that means... (looks outside and sees red sky)
Eyelander: Doomsday is upon us!
Every man,pony, and swords for themselves!!
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:iconfnaf-luv:
Fnaf-luv Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
derpy can't u understand those eyes r normal..
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:iconaskfallensky:
AskFallensky Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor, poor Derpy.
Derpy Clapping Icon 
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:iconsrimbalo:
Srimbalo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Discord,it's funny what you did to pinkie but...derpy...man you're such a bastard!
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