I just read this 20 mins ago :(
Oh... Oh God... I promised I wouldn't cry...
This is so sad...
Oh my, I am filled with D'awww.
I've already seen those images several times. I still tear up.
...confound it.I wasn't expecting to have a sad tonight.
Managed not to cry.
I love these comic videos, so emotional. The one where it goes through Rainbow Dash's life was amazing as well
Props to the sadness generated in this video
now THIS is a topic I'd like to see an episode cover.Although, personally, I think Twilight would die form old age before Spike even grew wings.
I...but......This is just like when I was seven and watched the scene on Pokemon where Ash had to send Butterfree back into the wild.You all know what I'm talking about.
oh, this is good. really good.
Oh... That's... Wah! TT-TT
That was so sweet! I'm tearing up, and right there on the last panel, I just totally lose it and start crying. It makes me think of so many things in my life that were here, and that were precious to me, and that are now gone. Beautiful.
;o; so depressed now
Everytime I read this it makes me so sad... ;_;
:'( Every time
This is from what I strongly consider tied for the best Pony Ask Blog (with the Pinkamina one):http://ask-twilightsparkle.tumblr.com/
That... that was so sad. I, uh, need to go over there. I have something in my eye. T.T
Don't worry, it will take hundreds of years for him to get that big.
This show is making me run through my precious supply of man tears much faster than I thought I would.You only get so many manly tears you know...
I remember I used to be a cold heartless person But these ponies ;_;
@thegamefilmgurumanBut that's part of the problem, Twilight will never live to see him get that big.
Oh come on D: why would you attack the weak spot in my heart like that? As bad as kicking a man in the unmentionables...*sniff*
Oh god why. My eyes. They are leaking.
@TenchiFreak5I agree, so are my own.
So much sad. Feels bad man.
oh my god... that was so great, but then there was this sudden bubble of pure sad, then bittersweet ending.who drew those?! that looks like Faust concept art, given the little notes written there in response. that really is one of my favorite tropes for this fandom. I hope they address it in season 2.
Oh man, maybe it caught me at a weird time, but I haven't full-on cried at ponies until now. Jeez.
I cried, I'm not scared to say it, that was sad and beautiful altogether, thank you for that...
Confound these ponies, they drive me to tears.
Was I the only one who didn't cry?Maybe it was cuz I came here from a comedy video. <.< I mean, I felt sad... but...
the way its drawn makes this even more beautiful.
Don't worry everypony! By the time Spike is that big, Twilight will have long since passed on.Wait...
CONFOUND YOU AND MAKING ME CRY.
Spike will be awesome looking when he grows up. They could go on adventures all across Equestria and Spike could carry everpony on his back. also dawwwwwww.
@wackyteenOf course she will! Everyone in Equestria is immortal, silly. :P
Aww fizzlefist, why'd you have to say that? CRYCRYCRY!!!
Oh jeez I thought I would be okay but no... *sniff* ;-; The ending was so very bittersweet. I think I have a soft spot for bittersweet things.
Dammit! Why must you be such an awesome fandom?! That was painful to watch! But gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!
confound these ponies. making me feel.
I keep thinking Twilight's gonna be an Alicorn when she grows up, and live for a jillion years like the Princesses. So many she'l still be there..Anyway, I'm a grown man than this story made me a little wet eyed, I'll admit it.
I was afraid that the artist wouldn't do anymore art. And then I came across this on Ponibooru, and immediately recognized the style. Pony and dragon aging aside, that's some evocative stuff right there, if just for the last panel...the love applies regardless.
I'm not crying, I just have something in my eye.
@Display NameYou sonuva-...forget it...I've read this strip several times since it was published. It's really emotional, but the drawings are so perfect that I can't stop looking at them. I think the show accurate style really drives the point home.Still, I must wonder how dragons grow in Equestria. They might grow extremely fast in the first few decades, and reach full size early in their long lives. That would validate this comic. Whereas dragons maturing slowly to the point that they are still in young bodies even when the ponies they started life knowing have long since passed...Either way... both situations are horribly heart wrenching
Yes, the guy(or girl) at ask-twilightsparkle blog is awesome: doing such artwork with nothing but a pencil and a sheet of A4. You'll probably read this, guy at ask-twilightsparkle blog, so I wish you to gather all the skills an artist needs (through hard work and lot's of studying - haven't found any other way for it yet :) ) and than you'll grow to reach out and rip our hearts out with those lines, and colors, and ideas of yours. As you did with this one. Just like a dragon hatchling growing into a proud beast taking to the skies. Take care.
At first I was like d'awwwwww, so cute when Spike was getting older and they were still happy together. And then when she mentioned Spike finally flying away, I was like :'( I don't like to think about that, it's so sad. Why can't we just freeze time in this perfect little world where time and happiness come together to form a prefect unity and leave it at that? :)
I KNEW this would get posted.Its so ridiculously, dangerously sad and heart-warming, the military should employ it as a weapon on the battlefield, like the Killing Joke from Monty Python.
D':*waits for the fanfic*
I'm all teary eyed
Sad, sad a million times sad, but amazing.-Minty
First I was like d'awwwThen I was like waitasecThen manly tears. Real ones. On my face.It was the fact that it was sketched that did it, the expressions on Twi and Spike's faces
B'awwwed the first time through...and the second...and the fifteenth...
Must not cry, must not cry, must not...*manly tears* AH DAMN IT ALL IT'S TOO BEAUTIFUL!!!
One perfect tear.
This kind of thing always hits me hard, and this one was well done.I love Spike and Twilight... One of my favorite little bits of animation is when she rescues him from the hydra, smashing her face in the muck in order to scoop him up. They could have had her grab him any number of ways, but I found that one an oddly touching little display of dedication between them.
@LexiraUm. It's not really like this scenario, but the penultimate Spike Twilight fanfic has already been written.It's a cloppy fic though... (yeah I know).Our Last GoodbyeYou will die of a broken heart.I warned you.
CONFOUND THESE PONIES.THEY DRIVE ME TO MANLY TEARS.
Saw this yesterday, still love it today. Not only is it d'aww and b'aww filled, but also Spike looks cool as he ages.
confound these ponys............*sniff*
Every parent who has seen their children leave home has felt the same way. They manage to look happy, cry a bit later on, and continue with their lives.
What is this odd, clear, yet very masculine stuff leaking from my eyes?
Due to my denial ponies never die. =D
Almost... Almost. So bittersweet.
i love this asktwilightblog the artist does such a great job
This is one of the most touching comics and videos I've ever seen, just like the "Memories" comic and its video featuring Rainbow Dash.
My heart felt really heavy there.
Hilarious and sentimental, a whole new realm of win.Music is a nice touch.
The Twilight on that tumblr is such a fantastic artist, I'm so happy to be following her.... but that piece was sad beyond anything words could describe...
I saw this a few hours ago, it made me sad...
omg that tumblr account twi is ASTOUNDING! GO FOLLOW HER SHE IS AMAZING
But I'm an evil Consecrative and I like HP (you know since JPII said he was cool) and MLP. I disagree with the AJ and RD shippers. It's Fluter shy that has rainbow's heart. after all it was her honor that rainbow went supersonic in that episode
Dammit and this is less than a day after reading the newest chapter of FO:E too. Why do they all want me to feel emotion?!?
@mycutiemarkisagun*somewhere over Kandahar Province, Afghanistan*Sergeant: WE ARE PINNED DOWN, TAKING FIRE FROM MULTIPLE HOSTILES, REQUESTING IMMEDIATE T.P.H AND AIR SUPPORT, OVERBase: t.p.h en route, over*UAV drops T.P.H ordinance onto battlefield**T.P.H ordinance opens, begins to project massive hologram of Twi/Spike comic into the sky*Base: Tearjerking Pony Hologram has been deployed.Taliban 1: (translated from Pashtun) [By Allah the All-Merciful, look at that!]Taliban 2: [Its some kind of American trick! Why am I crying?]Taliban 1: [I have no idea what this is but its so beautiful I can't stop looking at it.]Taliban 2: [I don't want to fight against the crusader infidels anymore, I just want to be with my friends.]Taliban 1: [We should throw a big party for all our friends, with lots of streamers and Khajoors.]Taliban 3: [When I was just a little weɻkai and the sun was going dowwwwwwn.]Apache Gunner: Targets acquired.
I didn't cry, but I felt my happiness get sucked out of my body......Pinkie Pie! I need another dose of laughter!
That's not fair...
...And now I feel sad thanks a lot *sniff*
It's tough to beat that Toy Story one for sheer ohmygodiwannadienow-edness, but the great drawings make this quite elegant in its own way.
I wanted to straight up cry so bad, but all I could manage were a few tears..... I need somepony to hold...
I... I have no words.Only tears.
Misty-eyed...you gain my respect for evocation.-Moonlight Ballad, Bard of Equestria
Someone probably said this already, but here's what I think:If Spike won't get that big until Twilight is long dead, then they get to share many many more years in the library or wherever she will live (even once she gets married I think he'd continue working for her as her assistant. He might move out if he gets married, but will still stay nearby in Ponyville and the two stay close.)If he does get big fast (or Twilight is somehow immortal, which I really doubt), either she will get a bigger house or he will move out into a big house on the edge of Ponyville. It might prevent him from walking around town any, but they will still be pretty close.I don't think that the dragons in caves we've seen are ones who were raised by pony students. Probably being raised by ponies will make Spike a dragon who won't end up living alone atop a mountain among a pile of jewelry.
I am making an account for Blogger JUST for this site, because of this picture.I haven't been able to shed tears for years. I didn't cry at my Grandma's funeral, I didn't cry when I had to put my dog or cat down, I didn't even really cry when my Grandpa died.I just sat here and watched this...and my eyes just welled up, like they are now just typing this.One single tear soared down my cheek.THIS is what this show is. What Bronies are. We are so connected to these characters and the world they live in, that we feel what they feel, through the laughs...and the tears.Thank you Twilight (comic writer), thank you Lauren.
That made me WAY too fucking sad... and I don't get sad! Damn you, toying with my emotions!!!!!
I manages not to cry.... Untill it got to the last panel. I wanna keep that. So i can cry to something happy. Would twilight even live long enough though?? O.o?? Juat wondering.
Damn it all.I feel terrible now.Teared up there at the end.What is it with ponies that makes everything sadder?
Also, blog ponies are awesome!
I promised myself... not gonna cry. Now understand, I'm an emotional person but I don't cry easy. At all. Never have to be honest.Tears welled up. They ALMOST flowed. Almost. I... yeah. Wow. Take my stars, you deserve all 5. Excuse me while I hire Equestrian Innovations so I can go hug Fluttershy for realz.
I know right? The ONLY things in any form of media that has made me cry in my entire life are, in chronological order:Stephen King/Peter Straub - The Talisman (Wolf's last couple scenes)The ending sequence of ICO.And now FiM comes along. and it's like every 2nd saddish thing makes me weep. WHAT THE HELL MAN?
What is with these emotional pony videos, they drive me to cry!! It's like watching the ending of Toy Story 3 all over again!
Ah! I'm crying! ;^;
Dammit. not again. The only other thing that made me cry was the Memories Comic with Rainbow Dash.Oh God, my eyes.
... Fuck you...That is all.
...and manly tears were shed this night. ;__;
It's alright. Don't be sad. At the rate dragons age, Twilight will be very old if not dead before he's so big he has to leave...That didn't cheer things up at all...
Oh please,twilight! he can fly!he WILL come back and visit!if he doesn't you can just HOTMAIL him!
Dang it!Curse you bitter sweet Reality! Which is technically in fiction...and would probably have the biggest WTF moment if the show actually tackles this issue that is too sad for television...and will probably never ever be resolved...Cest la vie *shrugs *EhemCurse you!!!
And then I decided to compare this as a metaphor for the show itself. And the way I feel about it. Urk.
I personally think Celestia's smart enough to pick a Dragon Breed which reaches maturity when a Pony is old and reaching it's last days. Everyone has to leave the nest eventually.And hey. One day he'll meet a nice mate, they'll lay a few eggs, and he can hand a couple over to Celestia to give to new fillies.
lol, honestly the first thing I thought was "Generally in fantasy settings dragons take a long time to grow that large... this is likely inaccurate"Does that make me a bad person?Right now though I see it as a heartwarming depiction of having a child and thinking of the day when they grow up and leave.I think I've made more people shed tears of happiness than I have myself. Maybe because I don't like to get emotionally involved in anything, but this really makes me want to cry.
God fucking damnit I kept it together until the 3rd last panel >.<
Man. Imagine having to live with that knowledge and keeping it from the little fellow so that he doesn't tear up either. Sort of adds a bit of poignancy to their day-to-day comic banter, doesn't it?
Muted it for the sake of not getting too emotional. I recognized that piece immediately from Hey Arnold!, that's his missing parents' theme. That episode touched me deeply.But yeah, getting "realistic" with the situation, Twilight (and Rarity, uh oh) would die first before Spike would even reach adolescence, woe be him.
One second...my face seems to be leaking..;____;
You tricked me into crying, you meanies!
Comic version was WAY better at causing baaaaaww. This doesn't have the same effect. Awesome piece of art though.
Curse you emotions and that musical soundtrack.I'm misty eyed.
Tissues, I need tissues! *sniff*
That was great, I don't often feel this emotional but I really appreciate it, it makes me feel all fuzzy inside. Only other time I've gotten this close to outright crying was watching the Lost series finale haha. I love this community<3 :D
I didn't cry, but I was really freaking close to.....If it wasn't for that dragons age incredibly slowly, I would've lost it and started bawling my eyes out right there and then. Realistically though, Spike will probably still only be a teenager by the time all of the ponies in the show are old and decrepit.But that's not the point. It just really sucks knowing that when Spike eventually does become an adult, Twilight will have already been long gone from the world that they live in, and she'll never be able to see Spike when he's all grown up..........ok. I'll have that cry now.
And this is why the Brony community never ceases to amaze me.We can create funny, catchy, and just plain interesting pieces of art and music and literature. Yet the ones who are really truly the masters are the ones who can pull emotion from out under your feet. These are the ones who know what will pull our hearts' strings.*does a slow RD salute*From Memories to Spike growing up, I salute any and every artist, writer, and musician out there who has touched or even changed the hearts of at least one other person in the world. Now excuse me, my eyes seem to be pouring out the mantears right now.
I'm rarely crying, but this made me weep like a baby. Confund these ponies, they give me all these feels =(
Kung Fu Panda had the best quote for this."Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why they call it the present."
The right music can totally sell a story.
I'm a 15 year old dude and I cried, confound these ponies !they drive me to feel emotion and alter my opinion of what is manly!
So many tears.
All things considered, dragons live far longer than most ponies. We already know that the adults sleep for a century at a time. The real question here is how will Spike handle Twilight's death when it eventually happens?
And all you hear is a collective awwwww~ and everyone's heart just melts away
my eyes are sweating T_T
This was so sweet and then so sad, but I'm sorry, I can't cry. Maybe if it had been an easier and less tragic year, but we've had two deaths, and my aunt has a brain tumor. And I just moved halfway across the country. I just can't cry about this after this year.
Take a note fanfic writers. This is how you create emotional responce from audience not by writing shitty Grimdark stuff and killing ponies in every other scene.
@ DazmaniaNOWhile I realize that blood and gore disgust most people, grimdark is able to create an emotional response just as well as sad stories.Maybe your experiences with the Grimdark tag have been totally negative ones, but it doesn't mean that every Grimdark fiction is bad.
Not gonna cry, not gonna cry...Oh, to the moon with it... *sniff*
The only thing that stops me from breaking down from this is the idea that we will never see this happen, Baring the series ending with a massive time skip. Still pulls at the heart strings though.
It's a shame MLP FiM doesn't have the same key demographic as shows like Hey Arnold, because then we might see much more emotional stuff like this crop up. It's incredible how music has the power to turn a few drawings that are sad enough on their own, into a complete blub-fest. Such is the power of art and music, in tandem they evoke emotions that we would normally save for real life and what it throws at us.
Why does this fandom continue to make me shed my manly tears¡?Just when I think I'm done, this comes up and there I go again...;_;
I like the creator of this comic. He didn't go with the typical OMG TWILIGHT WILL DIE OF OLD AGE FIRST bull. I get very tired of that.People try to impose realistic rules on a universe of magic and friendship and pegasi and unicorns. We don't know how long these creatures live. And I will be perfectly happy never knowing.
On a brighter note, if Twilight is Celestia's apprentice, she might also be her heir. So she may be granted whatever Celestia has that keep her looking, well, her. So Spike might return and live at the castle and if friendship is magic, they'll come up with a way to work around size issues c:
Thank you....it was sweet...and yes it was really touching, it also reminds me how life is important and cherish it...
/manlytears.jpgEvery day we are given is a gift... That is why it's called 'The Present'.(This was as sad a thing to me as that short story where the mane six don't die so long as they have the elements, and you find out that Spike passed away... The Eternal Six plus one is now the Eternal six minus one... That's the last time I shed tears as shamelessly as I am right now... And I'm in college right now... In the middle of the room... I bucking hate you right now... (Not really, but you know...)~ Magical Trevor, Minstrel of Equestria
@wackyteenOHYOU, PONIes NEveR DIE, ....D'aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwhat's next? OHNOFLUTTerSHY..hnnnnnggggdiabetes....
I didn't cry the first time... probably because I was too tired. But the second time I welled up pretty bad. ;___;This is such a perfect use of emotion... I greatly applaud whoever drew this. I see great things for him/her.
I'm choosing to believe that the elements are immortal, or at least veeeery long lived... just for the sake of my sanity.
Well at least somewhere between now and then the megaspells will come so they'll never have to say goodby- Oh God, it's so sad not even dark humor can escape it.*Tears of the sad clown*
That was a wonderful metaphorical essay on love and loss and the inevitable passage of time...yes, live in the present. Cherish those you love and cherish them NOW. I've lost two siblings, so I know whereof I speak. That "comic" is a great testament to the show AND to the better part of its fandom. Look at the wonderful stories it inspires! Kudos to that talented artist.
@TenchiFreak5 i know
Tried not to cry.... Failed ='(
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.”~ Joan rivers
It's hard to make me cry. But I will admit... The video gave me watery eyes... Cause I know what it is like to lose something or someone and to never really value it until it's gone...
I don't know why this tears me up so hard but it does. I've watched it 3 times and it gets harder and harder to keep my sobs under control. Just thinking about it makes me tear up.
Man. That is just so....sad.And sweet.
I haven't teared up like that over a work of fiction since Season 1 of Pokemon. This fanbase is awesome.
Not gonna cry not gonna cry *Spike flies off* *keyboard short circuits*
Daaaaggggg.....NGHHHHHHHNNNNNN....Daggggg....I....Huuuuugnnnnnn!!!!! That was just...oh my god when it flipped to Twilight realizing that Spike would someday leave and the look in her eye...Oh god I couldn't hold my tears back...and I was at work sitting in my truck at a loading dock! Daaaaaa.....gaaaa....tears still coming....Damn it Spike DONT LEAVE!!!
NO NO NO!!
Confound these ponies, they drive me to... feel...
Except due to the AMAZINGLY expanded lifespan of dragons, compared to the 25-30 years for horses, Twilight will be dead long before Spike reaches adulthood.
If dragons nap for a hundred years, it'll take eons for Spike to get that big.What really bugs me is Twilight's totally going to become an alicorn, and probably live thousand of years while her friends age like normal ponies.But really, in the series aging is nonexistent (except in flashbacks). There's not even a reason to believe the CMC would ever get their cutie marks.
Great art. For the first and last few panels though, I think it would look better if Spike was lying on his stomach rather than his back. Just my opinion
It is true :'( Put value on the present and you shall have a treasure for your past :')
first thought on the two panels of spike flying off"time to fly up away to the sun you fucknig piece of gargbage"
Confound these ponys they make me cry
D'wwwwwwwwww.So sad, damn fridge logic...I DIDN"T KNOW YOU WERE A TROPER
Well played. If I weren't so versed in controlling my emotions, you would have gotten me to cry. With that said...D'aaaaaaaaw so sad!
i cry T.T what a story
That made me cry deeply. the saddest thing is that, if you come to think about it, a dragon takes hundreds of years to mature, meaning that Twilight would already be gone when he would be still young.
I'm not crying. I just have something in my eye... ok something in both eyes... ok something in my heart! My God this was beautiful!
Aww, that's very touching. And a bit sad.At least we can take solace in the fact that dragons seem to grow more slowly than ponies, so this won't happen for a wile. They've been together for years now, and while Twilight has grown up, Spike is still a small, baby dragon.
The only problem I have with this fandom is it's magical ability to make me cry like a fucking baby. What the hell?
B'awwwwww. I can't decide what's more touching, the comic or everyone's manly-tear responses to it.
Don't you cry... Don't you fucking cry dammit!
@QuiltonYou know, the very idea of that just saddens me even more, the fact that Twilight will spend all those years alone without her friends from all that time a go. And what if Alicorns really are immortal? That just means that the only fate waiting Twilight is being so desperately alone being the last creature to survive as the entire universe dies around her...Yeah, the concept of immortality is a very sad affair.Also, this made me tear up. Confound this fandom, I've spent years with dry eyes, and now I've shed more tears in six months than the past six years.I love you guys. :D
She could just use Magical Pony Magic to make it so that when he's inside, he shrinks down to Pony Size, but then again, I don't know how Pony World Physics actually works, so yeah...sad....But then again, I love my daughter but know she'll grow up and leave on her own one day. That makes me sad to some extent, but on the other hand, gee, who wants their kid to live at home and never grow up?
I have no idea what anypony is going on about, I was fine watching this....I lied, I cried like a little filly. Not even manly tear anymore.
omg...this made me cry so hard...i couldn't stop no matter what i did...and i watched it YESTERDAY...and it still makes me cry...good life lesson...it is forever burned into my heart...
This is so sad. I can't stop crying. Thank Celestia that this will never make it to the show.And the quote at the end is so touching. It's such a good life lesson.
Oh god that was too much.Just read Last man standing, followed by some unrelated world stuff and now this... I can't do it any more
ok i know its sad i am to. but lets not forget unicorns are magic too they dont live as long as dragons but its about a 200 year life spawn.they can also have kids their called kirin so its sad but thier is hope thier always is
I cried. I am not ashamed.
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