#1 lol wat.
#1 is hilarious#2 is sad, but... Autism doesn't work that way.
#2 DAT PLOT TWIST
#2's nice, but how would Pinkie know about the Sonic Rainboom before it happened?
First one is hilarious.second one is be more original, I get that it's a reference to that Fosters fan comic but still.
@MojoWhich, in fact, is a reference to General Hospital.
my love for Luna has beend doubled
I can't believe I got the reference in number two. St. Elsewhere!
#2 -*looks @ 3rd panel**Morbo voice* PONY COATS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!!!
...that last comic is the most depressing thing since ever. T_T
#1 Trollestia strikes again.#2 My heart...
Actually, the original reference was to the final episode of "St. Elsewhere" which made Denzel Washington famous, and had a lot of other stars a well. It's revealed in the final episode that the entire series was in the imagination of a boy with autism staring at a snow globe of a hospital.
#1 *squint* Not sure if Trollestia or Molestia.#2 That....dude...tears are forming at that...just...dude...
@Voxel Music ManYou didn't understand it. According with the comic, all MLP is in Pinkie's mind. She imagines a nice place because she hates the rock farm.
@Mojo Well, considering the artist said it's supposed to be a pony parody of that Fosters comic...
Jelfes: You don't get it, or pretend to not get it. Thic comic is based on idea that everythin in MLP:FiM in going on in Pinkie's mind.
@Voxel Music Man Wrong hospital.
Damn you, Tommy Westfall! Your brain runs 90% of television now!
#1: I would get in line many, many times.
Did anyone ever see that episode of Buffy the vampire slayer where she keeps on thinking shes in a mental hospital and the entire show has only been in her head? and then they never said which world was real? kinda depressing but I like that.
Comic #2 immediately made me think of the Meta-Guesses page on TV Tropes for FiM. I even edited the wiki upon seeing it.Also, the fanfic "Equestria" has never been published on this site, as far as I can tell. Kinda a shame.
#1, Bwahaha! I am so glad they incorporated the, "Banished for 1,000 years and behind the times" into her character.#2, Only works once, the artist said it was parody of the fan thought-up ending to Foster's Home. Back during Foster's, thought that ending would of been better, now it's just, "Oh come on!"
#1 Trollestia strikes again... poor Luna.#2 My heart is now a small red puddle of sadness on the floor... this was especially hard for me, because I have an Autistic brother and he's very similar to that. :'(
@daBomb619I know.we don't need to Parody everything.
A teensy bit annoyed that only a small amount of the comments understand the point of the second comic.
this took me to places i didnt want to go
#1 It's ok Luna. I will partake in the Royal Greeting just for you#2 I am now officially sad
Wow... Fans of MLP are so young that most of them won't get the St. Elsewhere's reference in comic #2.
@Don't Call Me Brony (Please)Well, them and people who never watched St. Elsewhere. ;)
#2: Ow...my heart...
OMG I GOT THE REFERENCE IN #2 LOL
1.Luna want to be greeted the old fashion way2.I feel sad.
Whoa, St. Elsewhere? Ummmm that was on the air when Reagan was president. You have to be OLD to get that reference.
Even being aware of the St Elsewhere connection, that Pinkie Pie one just hurts.
My reaction to both is pretty much "what."
@mycutiemarkisagunAnd thank you for that gentle reminder. ;P#1: I love the matter-of-fact way Twilight lets Luna know about that change.#2: A parody of a parody, and you just know someday someone's going to parody this strip.
I get the reference in #2, but it still makes me sad.
Oh, and before I forget: Newhart parodied the St. Elsewhere ending much more effectively.Yes, I know I'm ollllld.
#1 LMAO Trollestia strikes again xD#2 I am autistic but I didn't sit like that during school because I was autistic... 1 School bored the hell out of me it was either to easy or to hard 2 90% of the kids in my school where bigot ass-holes. So I didn't really go to them to play. Hence the being quit thing.Either way poor Pinkie :(
#2. This sort of sadness is exactly why I write fiction. There's a battle to be fought.
@KellethIf you are able to sit at a computer and type out a normal sentence about your experience, you have high-functioning autism. The traditional autism has an individual so withdrawn that they do not communicate with others, or do so at a level that is not sufficient to receive a normal education.
I bet a lot of hearts broke that day, 200 years ago... "Of all the dumb things the government could have phased out, why did they pick that? ;_; "
@jodyjm13 It did. The St. Elsewhere one didn't do much more than make a person think a bit (and provide great fodder for people fond of between-show crossovers, as it implies that all the crossover shows were ALSO dreams, and THEIR crossovers were also dreams...). Newhart made it the funniest and biggest surprise of the finale, and it was a perfect capstone. The audience's reaction was perfect as well, as the crew and cast did their best to hide the set until the lights went up and to do it in one take. And don't worry about being old. No one got my Dallas Bobby-in-the-shower joke when the Dallas PMV was up. :|
#2How I long for that day to NOT come.
#1 Dat plot shot in panel one. But lmao. Poor Luna. Now she won't get the "royal treatment". Anyone? No one? Well, I thought it was mildly funny. :P Almost a Trollestia -and- Molestia moment sorta.#2 Wasn't this comic already posted I thought? Also, referenceception!
#2 You cant do that to pinkie it's to mean
The whole "it was all in her head" premise may be the most depressing thing ever, the idea that all your memories, hopes, and dreams are just a construct of a world that doesn't even exist.Here's another such comic, and almost as tear-jerking.http://www.ponibooru.org/post/view/49623
@Lupus Albus Yes that was point, they thought I had that when I was young.
# 1 for best comic ever. you should be satisfied with yourself.
@jmanjr35Think about it: All the memories that we take to our grave are recordings of what we percieve, not what is true. No one ever knows the full truth, because we view the universe, even the things directly in front of us, through such a narrow window. As an example, many of us view our mothers as nearly sacred beings, even though to others she may have been an incompetent parent that should never have had kids. So which is sadder: remembering something that never happened, or remembering a real universe that wasn't really what we thought it was?To everyone else: Lol, surprise. Wasn't expecting to see my Luna's ass posted on EQD. Thanks for the compliments everyone.
Pinkie has autism seriously..
The first was was good though
#2 Celestia winks at audience, "GOTCHA!" Isn't this a St. Elsewhere satire?
Somepony clearly doesn't understand how autism works.
Wow thanks for that, the first comic put me in such a laughing and good mood and then you just had to put the second one to bring me straight back down. Next time put the sad one first and then the funny one second to cheer me up!
#2: Jesus...I have never had tears come out for any piece of fan fiction. Never. Ever. And I've read the comic where Pinkie blinds Fluttershy for a couple days. And Transcendence.This comic was the first one to do it. I hope to God this is not how the show ends when the time comes =(.
At least I'm not the only one to catch the reference in #2. I would have been sad.
Bring back the old traditions, I always say.
I'm less appalled that people here don't know "St. Elsewhere" than I was when people didn't know "Cheers".Either way, all you damn kids still need to stay off my lawn.
NO NO, we MUST up hold some traditions! *runs to the end of the line and blinks as it ends on the other side of the planet. Takes deep breath*FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU........!!!!!!!!!!!!!*meanwhile at the front of the line*Wow, that's the loudest obscenity I ever heard...
The second reminds me of the April Foals story where 'my' prank was to make Twilight think everything that happened to her, her whole life, was a delusion.
@ZigZagYeah, staring off into space and having strange delusions would be more consistent with something on the Schizophrenia Spectrum than the Autism Spectrum.
@Tanner GSt. Elsewhere, not general hospital.
You know, I really wasn't fazed by #2 that much because the plot twist "it was all in their head" has been done so often before, and here it didn't really make sense.The Foster's home version was more effective because of her character and because the show dealt so much with imagination coming to life, only to realize that it never really came to life at all.But that' just me.Very well made though...
#2 WELP, THERE GOES MY ENTIRE FANFIC IDEA
I remember how pissed off some of the St. Elsewhere fans were after that finale. They were incensed at the show pointing out that the fictional show with its fictional characters were all...fictional.
@mycutiemarkisagun said... "Whoa, St. Elsewhere? Ummmm that was on the air when Reagan was president. You have to be OLD to get that reference."^_^; I'll just dodder over to this corner and fall apart...
I have to wonder, though: why are MLP fans so insistent on injecting sadness into the fanfic? I'm not sure what that says about the fandom in general.
5-Star for the Luna comic (because of spanking and it's very funny). 1-Star for the St. Elsewhere ending parody (because it's depressing). That averages out to a 3-Star rating for this post.
The second one is just cruel.
@snowfi6916you should read the fanfic bubbles... if you want to keep crying that is
@Voxel Music ManSt. Elsewhere actually.
I suffer from autism from time to time.Not all the time of course, but it gets to me sometimes when I think too hard, and I get real quite and forget that everything around me exists and move on to imagine and wonder.
#1: Make me first#2: The comics always cheered me up after a long hard day, now I feel ever worse.
#2 is kinda deep, but I can relate to it very well.I don't know about the autism part, but the "being in a better place"Anything to get out the world that she was in, either physically or mentally.
I actually wonder what type of friends Pinkie Pie had while she was on the farm? Or was she just emotionally depressed the whole time?
1. mmmkay!2. Rainbow Dash NO!
@NopeWe are the 99% who like the Traditional Royal Greeting, and we will not be ignored!
@AlexanderMe too. It's never really explained how she ended up living in Ponyville is it?When she telles the CMC the story about living on a farm, she ends it with "... and that's how Equestria was made!", which is obviously bullshit.Maybe what really happened was that when she threw a party, her parents hated it and punished her for it, causing her to go "cupcakes" and murder them.Then, after being committed at the Ponyville Asylum for a few years, she was released on probation and allowed to live and work at Sugarcube Corner with the Cakes.
@Forb.JokYou're joking, right?
@jodyjm13Of course I'm joking.Obviously, they would never put such a backstory in the show canon.Still, there is no official explanation, and it's always fun to speculate.
Is that really what my life is? ..... Am i really just imagining things.
@SynykFrom time to time?
Did anyone save #2? I wanted to look at it again but it's gone.
#2 is broken D: grr.
http://oi39.tinypic.com/pcc2t.jpgTook me 30 minutes, but I found #2 again. The one on dA got put into storage, so I hope they don't mind.