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:iconfluttershyhappyplz: The jelly is not the only thing that warms our heart.


Thanks everyone! And Thanks for featuring on EQD. :aww:
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The illustration is very straight forward, easy to see, and understand (even without the text to aid it). The artist definitely captures the feel of original cartoon with all the important aspects of the characters. But more so than considering it as a fan art piece featuring cute pictures of animals doing something, one must also consider its literary merits. The story itself isn't entirely new, but rather a traditional tale in modern society, as we all put in a great deal of diligence for those we love, especially on days set aside to honor those individuals.

The only flaws with this innocently simple piece are minor line errors and unused text boxes that were never removed. All-in-all, a wonderful, simple piece, although I would have recommended it be done in a comic page style, rather than vertical strip.
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The devious plan of the child that cares for the one that takes care of them, always for mom. Found this comic quite enduring as I have grown into quite the devious little planner myself. Leaving out circumstances, I don't have to worry about money, yet that doesn't speak for everyone out there, and what speaks to everyone is finding that quintessential "perfect gift" for our moms.

Vision: The comic has great insight as we are taken on an innocent shopping trip that gives Angel the perfect idea for his "mother" whom takes care of him. All of it unfolds as General Angel Bunny, commander supreme takes hold and leads the charge of the other animals. The comic comes together quite nicely as it ends with a tearfully happy Fluttershy thankful for the companions she has, ones that care for her in return just as much as she cares for them.

Originality: I'm fond of the piece picking the usually problematic bunny of representing the entity that leads the charge. His personality is represented quite well during the scene where he is dressed in uniform, commanding the animals as to what their respective roles are to assist in the amassing of funds to purchase the object they want to present to one they love.

The Bit coin progress bar was also a great touch to help work as an indicator of progress to the animal's goal, and as a scene breaker.

Technique: There were a few instances where it seems the technique of the piece switched up, but these were kept to very minimum instances, and it doesn't detract from start to finish. DJ-P0N3's / Vinyl's mane was possibly the most noticeable because it looked like a quick vector, however, again, it doesn't detract from the fluid motion of the comic and it's unique style.

Impact: Overall, I am fond of the piece and like it's progression. Reminded me of my own little ordeal when I still had to find a present for my mother. When you find that one gift, just as Angel did, you know that in your heart, your mother will love it without a doubt.

Nicely done. ;)
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PixelArt2003 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist
this is so cute and heart touching at the same time(sorry if my english is bad im from another country)
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Mike-Rosoft Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
By the way, have you read G.M.Berrow's 'Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair'? If so, the book's ending might remind you of something in this comic... (Great minds think alike!)
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HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
:iconsqueeeeplz: Best thing that I've ever stumbled upon! 
Not only that we get to see redeemable qualities of Angel Bunny and how much FlutterShy means to the animals, but also how much of a mother she is, too.

You also took me off guard with :iconmanlychinaplz: and :iconcutetaiwanplz: as cameos in pony form. They are my favorite characters in Hetalia. 
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DiscordandDeath Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
...... i gotta stop looking at this guys stuff, i swear im going to have a heart attack soon from over cuteness.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'aaaww... how cute...!!! It's so adorable that the animals consider Fluttershy as her "mother"... :heart: :love: :heart:
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sweetnsourtune25 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeelsplz:
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:iconbobo1806able:
Bobo1806able Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
The feels.
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:icongy8604black:
gy8604Black Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
I cried ;_;
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:icontinyandhuge:
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
So may feels!
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:iconchocolatninja:
ChocolatNinja Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Awwwwwwww, that's precious.
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:iconmorlon01:
Morlon01 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I... don't really get, what happened from the point, where Angel woke up and saw Fluttershy with the heart warmer. I know, that there is probably some missunderstanding, but I didn't get the missunderstanding... explanation plz?
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:iconhowxu:
HowXu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Sure. In that very scene, Angel found that Fluttershy bought another jar herself. 
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:iconmorlon01:
Morlon01 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Ah, thanks. So that's where the second one came from.
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KaRyu1017 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Must... not... shed... tear!
Resistance is futile! Prepare to shed a tear!
Nooo! (sheds a tear) Well played, HowXu, well played.
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:iconskramer123:
skramer123 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
AWWWWWW
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:iconjennie5:
Jennie5 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
i'm crying right nowCry emote so sad!!!:sad: 
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:iconzetastrophenow:
Zetastrophenow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I'm not crying. It's liquid pride, that's all. And no, that's not my heard in the ER, you're just imagining things. I mean, I have it here, it's not a metallic replacement getting slowly melted an-HOLY CUERNOS, MY REPLACEMENT HEART'S MELTING!! DOCTOR, HURRY UP!!
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Gardboyz-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Must...not...cry...
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:iconcjcroen:
CJCroen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so sweet!

Also, as a side note, is that a Hetalia cameo I see? :D
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:iconkitty-demon18:
kitty-demon18 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
You have an incredibly beautiful style and I love how well you communicate the story without any words and this story is particularly sweet
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:iconallstar2648:
Allstar2648 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Never mind heart-warming, or even heart-melting, that's so undeniably adorable it EVAPORATES your heart.

It was the point when she started crying...
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:iconmasaki1812:
Masaki1812 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
My eyes...they're leaking...
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:iconfaketsuki:
FakeTsuki Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
; AAAAAAAAA;
DAMN
DAMN
DAMN

; AAAAAAA;
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:iconkhan3:
khan3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Right in the fucking feels man
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:iconninllot:
ninllot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
T_T
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:iconleeayna-abadeer:
LeeAyna-Abadeer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student
CHINA AND TAIWAN!!!!!
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:iconpskullv:
pskullv Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
It was already brilliant, and then "Happy Mother's Day"...
*Standing Ovation*
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconthesilvereyedfox:
TheSilverEyedFox Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This.. Just.. Oh my god. This is just too cute.
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:iconmaroy:
MARoy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh dear god im drowning in feels right now 
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:iconstormcutie:
StormCutie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
AAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
:iconcryingrainbowsplz::iconcryingrainbowsplz::iconcryingrainbowsplz::iconcryingrainbowsplz::iconcryingrainbowsplz:
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:iconkat-winn:
Kat-Winn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Digital Artist
That's so cute QAQ
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:icondiscord-drocsid:
Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
step 1: lay down
step 2: try not to cry
step 3: cry a lot
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:iconsouleaterlover78:
souleaterlover78 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect use of that meme here
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:iconsammyw28:
SammyW28 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014

Gift of the Pony  (get it? ;) )

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:iconsagitari-seiza-1213:
Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorably heartwarming. Your drawing style is so cute! :clap:
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:iconjoel111:
joel111 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
It takes good art to not need words
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:iconashie218:
Ashie218 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Artist
So sweet <3
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:iconcamilamassuda:
camilamassuda Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
very cute
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
-Warning Big Feel-
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:iconriolu947:
Riolu947 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artist
I think angel deserves a victory dance! :iconkirbydance2plz:
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xpegasus12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
This is sweat and beautiful.Love 
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Singing-Wolf-12 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

:iconitssofluffyplz: This is so cute and sweet and I love it sooo much~!!!

I love it when people do random discreet little tip-of-the-hats to their other fandoms...although I didn't catch Taiwan and China the first time I read this.....

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The-Foxybus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I had to read it again too to find them XD
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HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I flipped shit when I saw them! My two favorite characters making a cameo in a very cute comic. China's expression makes me laugh my butt off.
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:iconthe-foxybus:
The-Foxybus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ye
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:iconhoneybeegirl94:
HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Yeah. 
I love Mama FlutterShy and I wish that Angel Bunny could get portrayed like that in the fandom. 
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Raven: A jelly that warms the heart........... BAH! No one would be that stup-......... Right...... That comic right above me......... At any case......... That was really sweet........ But that doesn't make me like Angel any better!
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noface30 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Artist
I have no idea who this was about... bu that was beautiful
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Colorfulmoongato Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was beautifully done -^^-
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