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To Hell and Back by RedApropos To Hell and Back by RedApropos
EDIT: I didn't realize she got the cut from the scroll. I always thought she got it on her epic adventure. XD
Anyway, that's fixed now. My bad.

EDIT 2: Stop calling her "Twilicorn." It sounds silly. No, it just sounds stupid. Seriously, who came up with that? Were they expecting to be taken seriously? I guess I shouldn't be surprised, you people take everything seriously. XD
Everyone who says it is officially stupid. Starting now.

Edit 3: If you're mad at me for this, I have news for you. You aren't mad at me. You're mad at yourself. This comic is directed at people who say bad things about our new princess, and if you find yourself offended, you have successfully singled yourself out as one of the "butthurt bastards" I specifically addressed. Congrats. You're an idiot.

Everyone else, you are not an idiot. It's okay to not like Twilight's transformation. Absolutely! But it's not okay to be a jerk. Leave that to me. All YOU have to do is sit back and watch the drama. XD


All over the internet, I've read the nasty things people say about Twilight. Those poor butthurt bastards aren't happy with Twilight being an alicorn princess. Well, that's too goddamn bad.

Anyways, on several occasions, I've seen people tell our little Twi that she can "go to hell." Well... she can, and she has! I've seen enough people say it ti give me this little idea.

I know it's called "Tartarus" in the show, but it's basically the same thing. I also know she only returned the Cerberus to the Gates, but that counts!
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Well the fact that you basically copy-pasted Twilight in the same place and position in each panel reveals that you didn't put much forethought into the strip. The ponies are supposed to be animated, capable of portraying a spectrum of different poses and emotions. Additionally, the panel formatting and lack of background for each panel is disappointing in that you failed to convey the dynamism of living in the Ponies' world. Definitely lay out some sort of blueprints or a plan and do multiple revisions before you go with a final drawing next time.

I gave low marks for originality because the ever-defensive "Haters gonna hate" attitude is so overdone (especially among the MLP fandom and regarding this specific topic). I gave you a few extra marks because you at least referenced something from the series, which I guess I can appreciate.

I gave you at least more than zero stars because at least you know how to use MS Paint? And gradient fill...? Oh, and I guess you know how to use the copy-paste functions, because every panel is literally the same thing. You need to move beyond these if you want to improve. Use a more dynamic spectrum of inking and shading next time-- yes, even comic strips can use a just a little of that. Focus on featuring one of the great backgrounds from the show. Portray the character in a broader range of poses, emotions, and intensities. Tweak the style just a bit. Make it YOURS.

Again, everything falls flat because everything is so static. The same format panels are used, the same image of Twilight is used (with no background, ahhh!). Even the wall of text seems to be in the same place for each panel. The dialogue is pretty average, but I feel the final panel is anticlimactic-- there is no punchline that jumps out at me.

You might think I have been harsh, but that's because I feel like you're at the fulcrum of your artistic experience between stagnation (getting used to being mediocre) and a true breakthrough (developing something truly original and exciting through trial and error), and that you could really use that extra push towards the latter. My biggest piece of advice is to make multiple drafts and edits of the same comic strip before you finalize it. Increase the gestation period of your work, and I think you'll be quite amazed at what you can be capable of. :)
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I felt that my last critique wasn't too well thought out, so I decided that I should redo it, without the irrelevant gripes. I'm not the biggest fan of this kind of humor, but this comic is still pretty creative. the artwork, again, is great, and the dialogue of the comic is well thought out. It seems sort of unnatural coming from someone like Twilight, but that just adds to the uniqueness of this piece. All in all, even though I'm not the biggest fan of this kind of humor, I still say that this is a comic that definitely gets the point across, and is worth looking at.
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
been there done that. 
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good one Twiliht Sparkle! :D
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
This is why Twilight is awesome.
Dragon-Master248 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artist
Well this is a big fail because twilight went to the the under world before she was an alicorn and we're telling alicorn twilight to go to hell not unicorn twilight. You're move Twily.
Blueberryeyes13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Buuurn to all you Princess Twi haters!
Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
EnchantedVillager Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Go fuck yourself with a cactus.
Your move, twi
IamMarRika Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight: You first. 
Your move. Stupid Hater.
EnchantedVillager Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have no access to any cacti. You do, twi.
your move
IamMarRika Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight: I thought you were a cactus, You look like one. Your move. ^-^
EnchantedVillager Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ur a faget
Your move
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconprincesstwilightplz: Season 4 Pilot. Try again.
EnchantedVillager Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
black vines are not cacti. Try again.
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Close enough. Try again.
EnchantedVillager Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
1: The plant shown there was not part of the cactus family. It is altogether a different plant.
2: No actual fucking occurred.
3: If you actually try to do this, post pics.
Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, you asked for it.
dayle14 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
oh snap
rainbowdashsonicfan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragon-Master248 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artist
You said it.:-)
rainbowdashsonicfan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3 Now, DO IT, TWILIGHT! I wanna see it.
Dragon-Master248 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Artist
I wanna see it too.
rainbowdashsonicfan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I wanna see that episode.
SoldierBoyXIII Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
1cosmiconsciousness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
And she did it before becoming an alicorn.
theroyalpain79 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Perfect! I love it!!!LOL
HeavenShipperArtist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Time for a dub, if you don't mind.
RedApropos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course! :D

I wanna see it when it's done!
DeeJay1993 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
OH OK I was going to say she did not go there but I TOTALLY forgot about Cerberus. IT TOTALLY COUNTS because when we see Tartarus in I believe the 4th season we see Cerberus guarding the three prison cell things which is totally deep into the under world like totally far that makes me think she had to go past the judge for the damned and the river styx and all that ^^ I love Greek mythology      
Lulumewtrainer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so she gets a pair of wings, and suddenly she's some sort of beastly hell spawn? She's still the same character, same personality, same friends, still has to overcome obstacles and challenges, the only difference is she can fly? That's what people are bitching about? That's... stupid. That's really stupid. Oh, pardon me; I'm new to the pony fandom, sooo... I'm a tad confused. ;P
RedApropos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There ARE a few other new changes, like her ability to use dark magic, Alicorn magic, not to mention her new status/title/authority.

But like you said, she IS still the same character, and I, for one, dig the change.
Lulumewtrainer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Does her new status directly change her character though? If not, then I think most of the complaints are quite overblown. I've only peeked at a few clips from season 4s first couple of episodes, and it looked like Twilight was becoming pretty flustered at people calling her a "princess" (dawww ^w^) I think Twilight's transformation is a pretty cool change for her. Any character can have a change like this happen to them, so long as it makes sense, and allows new challenges.
Red-Helper Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yo twi ever did sex with luna? :iconbadassplz:
Letsattacksometitans Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I I I omg.......Armin Arlert (Scared) [V2] 
SnapCentino Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Writer
So badass.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahh!!! Oh, wow! She's right!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
I love Twilight as an alicorn princess! That won't change her for nothing! She will always be the same pony :D :D :D
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iatemyuser Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student
I've been slapped by my dad..... your move *smirks*
GreekSky16 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Havocktheslayer12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   Interface Designer
hey you stole my third line
jexrutinXD Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I agree with this comic!
buythatfordollarplez Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
And I don't even need a dollar to agree with this comic!
Hoofs for that!
:iconbuythatfordollarplez:Brohoof :iconbuythatforadollarplz:

Jlun2 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Oh don't worry, I go to hell all the time too. I had to glitch my way out, but I'm sure nopony minds considering Pinkie does that all the time to get to places. 
So-simply-strange Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Why do people not like Twilight's transformation? I thought it was cool! <3 I found it t be a little expected that she would become the new princess of Equestria at some point, (Luna and Celestia can't live and rule forever, right?) but for that the transformation does make a lot of sense to me, and I don't think it's bad or anything, so I don't get the point why everybody hates it so much.
RedLotusPony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My move. Fine. Give me a moment.
Ghost-Sparta Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Well, I can't say she becoming an alicorn is what has made the show bad... The last 2 episodes where somewhat good, but not even close to any in season 2. At least the "Apple Pie" was good :D
ChaudStarpower Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
pwned the haters!!!! GO TWILY!!!
oooh. burn! :)
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You know, when I originally heard about Twilight becoming an alicorn, like many people I was somewhat upset, mostly because I saw no real point in it.

Then I told myself that it wouldn't last, and by the start of the next season she would willingly give it up somehow for some heroic or normal purpose.

(Oddly, this occurred not long after I first heard about it.)

I don't have much time nowadays to watch the show, especially since they're so much better about taking episodes other people post on YouTube off.

Well a few weeks ago, after putting it off due to not being uncertain about Twilight's new form and how I felt (and because xfinity took forever to have some episodes of the new season), I finally watched one.

Nothing had changed.

Twilight was still living in Ponyville. She was still living in the library.

She was still that somewhat awkward, book-loving dork I had come to love.

All that had changed was now she could fly.

Do I kinda miss her non-winged form? Sure. But she's still Twilight.

Just like how, in this comic, going to hell is no big deal for Twilight, her new look is no longer a big deal for me.
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