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Memories by Capt-Nemo Memories by Capt-Nemo
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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twiliylove Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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 Digital Artist
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 Digital Artist
Except Twilight and Cadence. 
DeppressedUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
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