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Hey all!

Some questions have been popping up, so I decided to make another Q&A journal. I'll try to answer some questions and feel free to ask anything in the comments!

Q: Is that... rainbow blood?
A: Yes. Since it's unlikely that the MLP series is going to have ponies bleeding, I figured its an opportunity to give these mythological creatures some more interesting colors of blood. I've more or less decided on these colors:
  • Earth Ponies: Red (Traditional Blood color, yadda yadda)
  • Unicorns: Silver (Borrowed from Harry Potter and other mythologies)
  • Pegasi: Gold (Had a hard time choosing between gold, blue, or Helium. Tempted to go with helium for the lulz, but decided against it)
  • Changeling: Yellow (Borrowed from the Pun Pony mythology)
  • Alicorn: Rainbow (Because magic and rainbows and stuff)
Q: I noticed that the cover pages say "Part 1: Tragedy". How many parts are there?
A: Three

Q: Are you going to be killing off characters at random to be "dark" and "edgy"?
A: I firmly believe that death in a story is a powerful thing, but loses a lot of that power when done at random just to invoke an emotional response. Death should cause characters to feel despair and rise from that despair to reach a level previously unattainable. I won't tell you if I'll be killing off characters, but I will tell you that everything happens for a reason.

Q: Why you no respond to my comments? CURSE YOU! 
A: I'm sorry! I read every comment that is made on the pages, but I rarely respond to them. There's a few reasons: I'm a senior in college and I barely have time to pump out this comic, so sometimes I don't have time to give you the detailed reply that you deserve. Sometimes I read a comment and am not sure how to respond, so I don't. I'll try to get better at this. Sometimes I read a comment that is trying to argue headcanon. I don't argue headcanon. Your thoughts and opinions are as correct as anyone else's, and while I'm interested to hear what they are, I'm not interested in arguing with you about how they don't fit in my comic's story. Please don't fill up my comments section with how I'm wrong in your mind. Example: "Luna is the best and could defeat anyone! You can't hurt her!" Once she actually fights someone one-on-one in the show and wins, then we'll talk.

If you have any other questions, please post them as comments to this journal and I'll respond to them.

Thanks for reading!

- Don

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:iconalanx100:
You said only three parts? it seems to me that your story will end very fast Dead (RIP) 
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:icondonzatch:
DonZatch Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This part (Tragedy) still has a few issues to go, and the next two parts are also pretty lengthy, so it will be going for a while, but it will have a definite end.

Afterwards, I may write another series that exists after the third part, but I'm not 100% sure yet.
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:iconalanx100:
Interesting =P (Razz) 
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:iconrafflessian:
thanks for the llama, i like your style
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:iconrated-r-ponystar:
I respect anybody who kills of characters in a story.
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:icondonzatch:
DonZatch Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Most of my favorite series involve the death of characters, so it's refreshing to see another who shares that view. Of course, death in a story is only good if done right
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:iconrated-r-ponystar:
Yup. Can't wait to see the reaction of Luna's death.
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:iconlordoffantasy:
you really don't understand storytelling at all then. killing off characters randomly is stupid. when death is too common or likely there is never attachment, and thus no feeling when they do die.
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:iconrated-r-ponystar:
I'm not saying it has to be randomly. I'm just saying killing off a character is something that most don't do right and I feel that this was done right (assuming she is dead). As for killing characters with no attachment, I never do that. If I'm going to kill a character (Which I've done a lot) I always make sure it's meaningful.
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XxGinger-The-StarxX Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! May I ask why you are watching me? :3
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