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Don't look 'em in the mouth... by Obsequiosity Don't look 'em in the mouth... by Obsequiosity
Have some RariJack for Christmas. (So it's come to this; I'm doodling shipping stuff.) The only thing more embarrassing than drawing this comic is getting the idea for it in the middle of a business meeting (someone used the old line about a gift horse) and just dying to be able to scribble it down before I forgot it again.

[For you city slickers out there, there's an old turn of speech about never looking a gift horse in the mouth. When you buy a horse, you check the teeth to see they still have ridges, which means they're not too old and worn their molars flat from use. My grandfather used to run with a crowd who referred to the other old geezers as "smooth-mouthed".]
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Coltboy Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
This is such a horrible joke. I love it.
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Obsequiosity Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A good pun burns, but it's a good burn.
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:iconmaster109:
lol applejack you dun goofed
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Obsequiosity Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But checkin' the teeth is the first thing you do when you get a horse! How was she supposed to know there were rules around this? Salad fork on the outside, don't look gift horses in the mouth, no gaskins on the table; it just ain't practical...
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:iconmaster109:
i guess your right its not applejack's fault she didnt know those things
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
:rofl: Bwahaha, this is so hilarious... with the way you had been talking on the blog I figured it was only a matter of time before we eventually saw some sort of Rarijack from you! If it's any comfort to you to hear though my friend I can tell you that I also went through a period where I had the decency to be embarrassed about drawing cute little ponies in would-be romantic situations with one another... unfortunately for me I'm obviously far past that point at this time, though.

Anyhow, back on topic! This comic is very cute, and actually extremely funny even though I'm disappointed in Applejack for ruining such a good thing when it almost literally landed in her lap (and I am mostly kidding about the last part, you realize, as that punchline was obviously the whole point). I don't know why but I find the second panel really hilarious... the idea of Rarity sticking a bow on herself by way of declaring herself to Applejack is funny enough, but the way you drew her expression just makes it even more so, I think. Also, I am equally amused by the idea of Fluttershy apparently sitting at a bar with a martini, at second glance.

Thank you so much for sharing, I really did enjoy that!
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Obsequiosity Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a miserable likeness of Fluttershy, whose hair for some reason gives me even more fits than Rarity's MC Escher curls. (As an fledgling pony artist in-joke, I intend to draw Rarity into a copy of an Escher staircase painting, in a work entitled "On her way to the salon".)

But I was pleasantly surprised by Rarity's come-hither look and AJ's moping. This may warrant a more careful redraw.

But the fact that I got a snicker out of the artist whose drawings made me realize why I enjoyed "Look before you sleep" so much means that this sketch was a complete success.

Thanks again for taking the time to say hello
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, now, don't be so hard on yourself, really! Fluttershy does indeed look like Fluttershy (the snozzberries taste like snozzberries...), and as for the expressions on Rarity and Applejack in the second and third panels respectively, I absolutely think they turned out well (seriously, Rarity's face is still hilarious to me and I love it). Certainly if you ever think you might like to give this one a second pass and clean it up at all, I know I would love to see it!

Oh yes, and as for Rarity's MC Escher curls you simply MUST draw that someday, now that you've put the idea into my head. It's just begging to be done!
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SonicSatamX93 Dec 21, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting art you drew here.
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Obsequiosity Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. It was one of those ideas too goofy to spend a lot of time and yet too goofy not to draw. Now that I see how the second and third panels turned out, it might be worth a redraw.
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