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Here it is, one and a half months later, the Rainbow Dash comic I had the idea for one evening. I spent all day on this to finish it before school starts tomorrow! I'm really satisfied with it, and tried to put as much emotion into it as I could.

I hope you guys like it!

EDIT: Oh! I forgot to say! All the panels were done in Illustrator, so each one is a vector. If you want a larger version of one of the panels, just say so and I'll upload it here!

EDIT2: Also forgot to say that the poster in panel one is by :iconshelltoontv:. Thanks!

EDIT3 8/18 4:13pm - Wow, you guys! Not even 24 hours later, this has 10k views, 900 favs and 260 comments. I could not have asked for a more heartwarming or overwhelming response! This comic was on the pony Reddit page, Ponibooru, and Equestria Daily. Between the three, there are over 630 comments on this image full of nothing but praise. You guys are wonderful!

I want you all to know that I took the time to read ALL of them, because each one makes me so happy. You guys are going to make me cry with your crying and happiness.

I love the responses you guys have given me. Some have told me of dreams they had long ago that have been rekindled because of this comic, some told me that this is the first fan-made piece of art that has ever made them cry. And all the many, many comments from you guys telling me that it made you cry! Trust me, you have no idea how happy all this feedback makes me. I am honestly touched and honored that I have touched so many of you with this comic.

Several people have even said that the show's producers should see it, and that's some high praise! Somebody even took the time to post it on Lauren's DA page.

When I tried to make this comic emotional, I guess I succeeded. Much more than I could have imagined!

And this fandom. Let this be the first time for me to personally thank the show's production team for making My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic what it is. While trying to shift the paradigm of children's cartoons, you've inadvertently spawned an enormous community full of people who are loving, kind, and not afraid to show their emotional side anymore. Thank you all! I await season two with great anticipation and look forward to another awesome year of ponies.

Thank you all once again! I do read every comment, but unfortunately I cannot reply to them all. So take this as a massive "thank you" to everybody who favorited, commented on, or even liked this comic of mine. I love this community and I love you all!

EDIT4: So many edits! :icontheww2dude: suggested this music to go with the comic:
It's Tennessee from the movie Pearl Harbor. I think it fits quite well.

EDIT5: :iconspike2: made this wonderful video to go with this comic that uses frames from the comic and clips from the show, along with a nice soundtrack! I love it. I suggest you all watch it. :) [link]

EDIT6: 10-2-2011 - 30k views! Thanks so much, you guys! :iconso-awesomeplz:

EDIT7: 06-13-2012 - 90,000 views. And the amazing EzeCoyote animated this whole comic! I really love it. It's fantastic. Go check it out here! Thanks again for all the support and love, guys! I still always read all your comments. <3

EDIT8: 08-03-2012 - 100k views! Woo!
:iconpinkiepiepartycatplz: It's party time.
Minor edit - Since I've learned a lot more about PNG since when I first made this comic, I was able to compress the file just a little, without losing quality. It went from 5.1mb to 4.27mb.
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RainbowDash25525 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Little memories Twilight Sparkle (happy cry) plz MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Cry Sad 
DracoKX Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Did you just say Rainbow Dash's entire character arch?
MarleryWarrar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
:( history Dashie Forever!
And now this is officially canon
Agetian Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
This is sooo cute! :aww:
the-75th-hunger-game Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Palm89 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) :| (Blank Stare) Waaaah! 
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:cheer up hug: 
Strein86 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Little Rainbow followed her dreams and eventually became a Wonderbolt.  She lived to a wonderful old age knowing she could look back on a fine life.
I saw this on YouTube by Spikero2.  He uses the song "Married Life" from Up.   
brandonthebeast34 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The feels on the bus go around round all trough the feels town
FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Comics like these always brighten my day
RiaDragon9 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
I have seen this comic before. It has such great feels to it.
PinkieThePowerpuff Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Artist
I don't want the ponies to get older! :(
BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
3littleponies Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
MLPKatDJTMOfficial Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS SOOOO SADD!!! Inside Out Reaction Icon: Sadness Chat Icon - Gross sobbing So Amazing! - Eddsworld Edd Icon 
Rainbow sad Rainbow sad Pikachu Crying Plz Crying Squirtle Crying Charmandar RP Face: Crying desu 
rainbowraven32 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SUPER fantastic! Da feels tho! But realy, this is amazing!
SOARINDASH2 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So adorbs I saw a video of this on YouTube now I see it here again I have to applause u it's right on the feels Rainbow sad 
ouransalchemistking Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
...i wonder how old spitfire is?
Painted-Serenity Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably died
EnderDragonLover Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Seriously I'm crying

Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon 
Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man...the FEELS! Well done. This has the same kinda feel that the prologue of Up did. Very nice.

I also like the way your designed elderly Dash. Even as an old mare, she still has the look and appeal that we all know and love. Glad to see that not everybody thinks they have to use the ugly Granny Smith base for old ponies.
kyuubinaruto18 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Aww, that was so adorably cute and heartwarming,
twiliylove Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
God DANGIT!! Right in the feels ;(
NewportMuse Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love how you designed the elderly Rainbow Dash. I would like your kind permission to use that design as the inspiration for a new pony OC that I created called, not surprisingly, Granny Dash. She is Rainbow Dash's grandmother and her cutie mark is the same one as the G3 Dashie (rainbow over a cloud). Her real name is Rainbow Dash, too; her granddaughter has the same name in her honor. Granny Dash clearly can't fly as fast, high or long as she used to, but she is still spry, active and an inspiration to Rainbow, and loves telling stories of her younger days as a stunt flyer in the Wonderbolts Reserves and as Cloudsdale's first-ever female cloud seeder. And although "Gran" may sometimes get on her nerves, Rainbow Dash loves her very much and is proud of her family heritage.
Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash 

I will provide a link to the finished drawing if permission is granted. Thank you.
Capt-Nemo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Sure, go ahead!
TheMightyCookieRocks Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Danisnotonfire: FEELS 
TheArtist3711 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The feels!
NewportMuse Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw the YouTube version of this earlier today. This is such a sweet story. In the final panel the now senior Rainbow Dash seems to be saying through her tears "Wherever you are, Spitfire, thank you believing in my dreams too." I Love You Emote This is a great analogy for those grateful to the mentors who believed in and supported their life's dreams. It reminds me a lot of the old song "Hold On Tight (To Your Dreams)" by Electric Light Orchestra.

And may I suggest that although her colorful mane is now a little faded and she may not be as fast as she used to be, the older Rainbow Dash is still very healthy and active.
ctponies8 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
That was beautiful. <333 But since Dash was a filly, and she had Soarin' & Spitfire dolls, already grown theory....SOARIN' AND SPITFIRE ARE IMMORTAL!!!!! XD
sweetannabee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe they hide horns under their windswept hair, which is why they are immortal (because alicorns are supposedly immortal)
ctponies8 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Except Twilight and Cadence. 
DeppressedUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Pikachu crying Pikachu crying Pikachu crying plz Cry Yoshi Crying Pikachu crying Bulbasaur Crying crying meowth Chimchar crying Meowth Crying Plz cries Crying Charizard chimchar crying Cry Simba Crying Bulbasaur Crying Charmandar Totodile Expressions 
Sweet-Pillow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sad Pony Sad Pony Sad Pony It makes me sad very sad Sad Pony
Vampielle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It makes me sad very sad Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon Sad Pony 
chuck-vic-norris Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
must. not. cry. :iconrainbowdashcryplz:
cookiegirl500 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was so beautiful and cute Miuna Crying Icon 
SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
So depressing.. :iconsadrainbowdashplz: :iconrainbowdashsadplz: :iconsadpinkiepieplz: :iconpinkiepiesadplz:
MINECRAFTgirl188 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: WHYYYY
codydabrony99 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Really cool comic strip.
Dakuu75 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I saw the video version of this on youtube and that's how I came across this here on DA. I liked it, it definitely left a lasting impact of emotion afterwards. But, I'm a little confused as to the true meaning behind it. I mean, is this all a day-dream RD is having while starring at the Wonderbolt uniform? The other interpretation I had was, it was an old-age RD starring at the Wonderbolt Uniform while having a flashback of her actual life because the last image of RD made her look old, imo. Anyway, it was definitely a cool comic, very well done bro. Kudos~
Capt-Nemo Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Thanks very much! I'm glad you like it.

Your second interpretation is correct. As the title implies, the comic is about Rainbow remembering her journey to becoming a Wonderbolt while she looks at her flight suit.
TrixiesTrix Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This made me remember: Dreams can last forever.
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
*Sets up a free hugging booth for anyone who needs it.* This is faved for the impact without words.
Bio-Hazard1105 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
H-hugz? *sniffle*
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
C'm here you. *Hugs.* It's OK to know you spent your time well, and if you think you didn't spend it well, then you know how to keep others from making the same mistakes.
ChristineKapsalaki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm cryiiiiiinngggggg!!!!!!!
BronyDirectioner101 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:cryforeverplz: WHYYYY
ColorRainboom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
All them feels... You almost had me cry now.
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