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I am nothing but satisfied with how this page came together, and even more so considering I had to do two pages of this comic within a month. Let's hope next month isn't as hectic, but then again we can also hope rain starts falling upwards. Some things aren't just meant to be, you know what I'm saying? But anyways, page is done and it's the darkest one by far in terms of tone and atmosphere.

This is perhaps the first time I was legitimately perturbed by what I was drawing. I took inspiration from the works of William Blake and Hieronymus Bosch for the scenes of pony genocide and death, and I'm not going to lie I kind of need a break after drawing something this depressing. You know how sometimes you need to get out one or two really sad/grim/gory drawings because you're dealing with depression and anxiety? Well I guess I let those feelings take a hold of me when drawing this. I feel I'm kind of done, for now at least. Who knows what the future awaits?

Please, feel free to share your ideas, thoughts and theories in the comments.

We do promise to get a page out each month at the very least, but there is a way you can help us with getting these out faster, and that is to support :iconrated-r-ponystar: on Patreon. He's paying for all the pages and currently is struggling to not just support this project but other art comic projects of his as well.

HERE'S THE PAGE!

Every and all support is welcome.
If you donate more money to him, he can pay me for the future comic pages faster, as well as any other projects we plan on working together for such as his big project “Fallen Dusk” which you can read about on his patreon milestone goal list.

We are glad to be working on this again and we hope you guys donate so this comic can continue forward without delay.

Please, let me know what you think, of both this page and the series, in the comments.

Art by James Corck.

Story by Rated R. Ponystar

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:iconmaverickwolfzx:
Maverickwolfzx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
Wow, Canterlot too softened the facts in his play.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's called Disney-fying. Make it kid friendly so you can market it to the PG demographic.
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CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
I hope you do chapter 18 im really enjoying these :3
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
We're in the process of it. It's currently being written. If all goes well it'll be done by the end of this month.
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:iconcmoretzfan19:
CMoretzfan19 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Sweet
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Well, perhaps that wouldn't be so bad. The slow death of the pegasus nation places a great burden of responsibility on Commander Hurricane, and by association upon you. But if there's no you then there can be no responsibility. If there is no pegasus nation then there is nopony to fail. The world has gotten so very complicated, but in another two and a half days it will all be perfectly simple.
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Death is simple, but then again death is also a way to fix every problem. But then if you're dead you can't do anything anymore, now can you? No continuity, no hope, no future. Nothing. That's a pretty depressing thought, it's like staring at an abyss that never replies back.
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
I'd rather the abyss didn't react anyway. It's not a comfortable feeling to know that the abyss is staring back. But then again, it's a little weird to acknowledge the abyss at all. Nothingness is a weird concept. I'm not sure if we can even fully comprehend nothingness, or if we merely fool ourselves into thinking we've comprehended it. We think of it as simple and peaceful, but is it really right to apply adjectives to it at all? It's not so much a noun as it is a lack of nouns, so wouldn't that imply that it can only be described by a lack of adjectives? Sometimes I think of all the projects, most of them trivial, that I would leave unfinished were I to die today, and I don't know if I should care now to make up for the fact that I won't care when I'm dead.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You sadly can't stop the abyss from doing what its meant to do.
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
All I have to say is wow. This is fantastic and the art is wonderful. I really like your take on this story looking forward to the next page.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

We're currently working on it :)
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MorcegoCinzento Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those wendigos are some evil motherfuckers i tell you that much.
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
They really are. I don't think I've ever drawn something this vicious when it comes to MLP artwork.
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:iconmorcegocinzento:
MorcegoCinzento Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, equine ice demons.
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:iconagentn107:
agentn107 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
best looking depressing thing I have seen in recent memory
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

This means a lot, seriously, thank you.
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JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Owo..... Good thing ah filed that life insurance on everyone. XD...... sorry....
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh don't worry, I did that too!

We're going to get rich!
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:iconjustjoeking:
JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Oh..... HUWEE!!
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:icondukeydukeydoo:
DukeyDukeyDoo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Did the Mane Six just die? Or was that all a dream?
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It ain't the Mane Six, it's the six ponies who funded Equestria from the Hearths Warming Eve legend. And they didn't die it is, in fact, a dream. The narration boxes halfway through the page explain how this is a dream that Commander Hurricane is having on the first night of them inside the cave.
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:icondukeydukeydoo:
DukeyDukeyDoo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
But why do they look like the Mane Six? 
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If I were to explain that, then that will be spoilers. All I can say is we are doing it like this for the sake of consistency.
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:iconpony4koma:
Pony4Koma Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2016
Wow. Awesome intensiflies!!   
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconanimatorsnake:
Animatorsnake Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
And BOOM... dark moment
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
We've been building up to this moment, I hope we've earned it.
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:iconanimatorsnake:
Animatorsnake Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
And it is going to be a glorious finale, excellent work
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:iconjamescorck:
jamescorck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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FireHeartDraws Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great artwork, and two of these within a month, ya that would be tires em, then there is the very concept, and atmosphere of the piece itself, something like this would effect anyone, take the break my friend you deserve it. XD
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jamescorck Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh, well there's two of these within a month due to having none of them last month, so this is for the sake of compensation. We'll be doing one each month from now on until the comic is over.

Thank you so much for liking it man, makes every painful moment when working on it totally worth it.
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