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22nd May 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Newbiespud 22nd May 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
"So what's happening with Sombra and the Crystal Empire arc if we're skipping forward to Magical Mystery Cure?" I see you asking. Perfectly reasonable question. I'm usually loathe to lock down canon outside the contents of the pages, but in this case it'll be a while before it comes up, so here's my thought process.

We're not doing Sombra's first appearance because 1) it'd be weird to have Shining and Cadance guest twice in a row when it was meant to be a one-time opportunity; 2) the lessons they gained from Shining and Cadance directly helped the group gear up for Discord, and I don't want to lose that momentum; 3) Shining and Cadance have their own pony game group, so the discovery and salvation of the Crystal Empire will happen for them "off-screen" (in a way where they get to do the action and save the day and not just be supporting characters twice in a row); and 4) there's another opportunity down the line for the Mane Six and Sombra to face off that fits with all this.

Hope that clears things up!

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Guest 22nd May 2021, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
If Shining and Cadence can't be guests, maybe Twilight and the others could be the guests instead? Just like they said, "If the mountain don't go to Mahoma, Mahoma will go to the mountain" (Don't confuse Mahoma with Majora)

Just as a suggestion
Achtungnight 22nd May 2021, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
I would love to see your take on Sombra, so I hope he makes it in someday. also the Dazzles, Starlight Glimmer, Cozy Glow, and the Storm King.
A Hat with a Smaller Hat 22nd May 2021, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
Didn’t he do School Raze already? So we’ve gotten a taste of Cozy Glow by this point.
Cliff_Robotnik 22nd May 2021, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
... Why do I get the feeling his plan for Sombrero somehow involves the Pony Of Shadows?
BackSet 22nd May 2021, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
Was that a typo or did you actually just call Sombra Sombrero.
Cliff_Robotnik 22nd May 2021, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
Running gag in several places to refer to him as Sombrero, STARTED as a autocorrect flub tho.

Wulfraed 22nd May 2021, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
With the skip-over of Crystal Empire... I have this weird thought that the next appearance of "Shining Armor" and "Cadance" will be a guest appearance with real-life baby in tow... And the baby's behavior will result in NPC Flurry Heart in game...
Digo Dragon 22nd May 2021, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Actually, what I'm asking is where can I get saddlebags of holding like in the first panel? Because wow I would pay real money for one of those when I go on holiday trips. I'll never pay the luggage check-in fees again on a flight! :D
Jennifer 23rd May 2021, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
I've reduced my needs during travel for just this purpose, after hearing an interview on Rick Steves with a man who circled the world with one set of clothes. I bring two days worth of fishing gear (the kind that folds small and dries rapidly), wash one in the hotel shower, and wear the other for the day while it dries. My entire trip load becomes a school-sized backpack that can go under the seat. I haven't put anything under the plane in around a decade.
Stranger 23rd May 2021, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Just ask in the nearest magic store, it should be near the scrolls of Fireball but before the magical staffs, if you see walking armors or monster eggs then you had gone too far
Guest 24th May 2021, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
Nooo, I'm caught up! Now I'm going to have to find something else to binge! 😭
That aside though, I genuinely admire your dedication to telling this story and sticking with the admittedly very niche subject matter for an entire decade!
A Quiet Reader 24th May 2021, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
I hadn't realized we were approaching the 10-year anniversary! 😳 Thanks for 10 years, and (I hope) many more to come, Spud!