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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 29th Jul 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
The resulting discussion about the quality of the art, the meaning of the art, and the definition of the word "art" lasted for several days.

Yesterday was the comic's third birthday. I almost completely missed it due to how hectic and uncertain my life has gotten lately. But at the same time, this comic is a rare constant in my life, and right now I appreciate that (and all of you) more than ever.

...So basically, for the third year in a row, I don't have anything special planned for the anniversary. No, my plans are for Page 500...

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Draxynnic 29th Jul 2014, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
I second Rarity. That truly IS horrifyingly brilliant.
Philadelphus 29th Jul 2014, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
I third Rarity.
Paradoxical 29th Jul 2014, 11:01 AM Numbers edit delete reply
I 4th Rarity, but we'd better stop before we get too far.
Disloyal Subject 29th Jul 2014, 12:00 PM 5th edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Oh... Okay...
I'll just sit over here, then - I mean, if that's okay with you...
(Speaking of the number 5, has anyone given 5e a look-see? I've only just figured out fourth edition, but I'm curious about the new generation's mechanics.)
tuxgeo 29th Jul 2014, 12:18 PM Re: 5th Edition edit delete reply
I have not only given 5e a look-see, but I have also participated in the 2012-2013 public playtest, and I am playing in a 5E PbP game hosted on EN World. (The Basic game is freely available as of July 2014.)

Of course, PbP doesn't go fast at all -- we sometimes go days or weeks between posts -- but other players report that 5e plays very fast.
Azureink 29th Jul 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
The 5e playtest rules were an interesting 3e variant. The finalized rules are much better. Basically taking good things from both 3e and 4e. Though I am still awaiting the DM side of things. It would make or break the system for me.

4e did the DM side of things exceptionally well. Much better than 3e.
Demonu 30th Jul 2014, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
I recently began playing D&D next (or 5e) with a bunch of people who are completely new to the game and we're doing rather well while having a blast.

Seeing as the corebooks haven't been released yet, we play using this (the final public playtest)
Dadada 18th Mar 2017, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
I didn't like it (for reasons like a wizard could have to use a crossbow since they're out of spells
Jason Shadow 29th Jul 2014, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
I n+1 Rarity.
Zuche 29th Jul 2014, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
After so much duplication, it is unlikely she is in truth still a Rarity!
Digo 30th Jul 2014, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
*Drum Sting*
Destrustor 29th Jul 2014, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Here's to another good year of great comics!
I hope this comic continues to bring you joy and stability for years to come, and don't forget that we all appreciate you and your amazing work as well.
Shiva491 29th Jul 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
I was giggling at the end of comic joke.

I was laughing for nearly two minutes straight when I read the first sentence of the author's note.
FanOfMostEverything 29th Jul 2014, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
If you read Applejack's line in her voice, it's even funnier.
Digo 29th Jul 2014, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
It's incredibly difficult for me Not to read AJ's lines in her voice.
Digo 29th Jul 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Heh, bad puns never get old. The groans shall last forever.
Summoned Singer 29th Jul 2014, 7:23 AM whoops edit delete reply
Summoned Singer
In your author comment, you call the comic an ocmic
Newbiespud 29th Jul 2014, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Already edited, but thanks.
Silvadel 29th Jul 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
The last 2 panels are classic. Performance art piece -- AJ had better watch out or she will be more in demand than Dove.
Guest 29th Jul 2014, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Shouldn't AJ say "This is a garden party, ain't it?"
Newbiespud 29th Jul 2014, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Triple-checked just for you. She uses the word "isn't."
Elacular 29th Jul 2014, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
I couldn't not comment on this one. Applejack just became my favorite character all over again. Awesome, Spud.
Specter 29th Jul 2014, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
I... have just had a flashback of a few years ago about the definition of art. that definition (by an art book said) is, "A piece or object that is spoken about long after it was seen is art". The example that followed was a guy who wrote his name and the words "This is Art" on a toilet, went into an art museum, and left it there.


I don't know whether or not it is still there. (This was about 30-50 years ago I think.)
Digo 29th Jul 2014, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Dunno if it's still there, but it did happen.
Disloyal Subject 29th Jul 2014, 11:55 AM I Like Swords edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject implements of war are art, then?
Seems legit.
Digo 29th Jul 2014, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
You know, I had just recently rewatched the Jason Bourne movie with the weaponized bathroom...
CmndrHurricane 29th Jul 2014, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
the art of war by Sun Tzu
kriss1989 31st Jul 2014, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
It's still there.
Someone 25th Jul 2015, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
So, does this mean that this one embarrasing accident that happened when you were five years old is also art?
Anvildude 1st Nov 2015, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Was that Marceau Duchamp?
Toric 29th Jul 2014, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
Even funnier than when I was playing a paladin with ranks in Profession Magistrate. We were trying to determine if this evil chick we were hunting was nearby and had possibly found her bedroom as well as a sketchbook full of portraits of her, nude and clothed.

Naturally, I believed I should be able to "judge" whether or not it was really her bed based on the scale drawings.
Raxon 29th Jul 2014, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Well done, Applejack!

They're a rather effective pucker, wouldn't you agree?
Guest 29th Jul 2014, 11:47 AM Von edit delete reply
Not going to lie, performance art piece has just now become my default emergency bluff answer.
Disloyal Subject 29th Jul 2014, 11:57 AM Splortch edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'd try it too, but I doubt the residents of the Tiji Sector would be likely to buy it. So I'll just keep shooting them.
At least now I have tranquilizers so I can avoid splattering any more civilians...
CharginChuck 30th Jul 2014, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
Here's your primer, study it well:

(I don't know how to do hyperlinks.)
Specter 29th Jul 2014, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
4th panel, Applejack looks so freaking adorable.
Euric 29th Jul 2014, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
Aprantly bonbon and carrot top are high society too. And is it just me or does applejack seem more Orange than usual in this comic?

Also, AJ should know better than that, pulling the weed up by the stem. You've gotta get the root to make sure it doesn't just come back.
Digo 29th Jul 2014, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Maybe BonBon and Carrot Top are members of an opposing thieves guild incognito? :3
Specter 29th Jul 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
Equestrian Secret Service or C.I.A.?
Scribejay 30th Jul 2014, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
Well considering Celestia's as bent as an L-block...
Anvildude 5th Aug 2014, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Perhaps it's because she's at a High Society function. Formative years, and all that. Now if she starts wearing a beehive on her head, I'd be worried about slippage.
Nohbody 29th Jul 2014, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Holy hell this comic started on my dad's birthday
Creme Brulee 29th Jul 2014, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
Dear Sweet Luna! This comic started on my birthday! >.<
Specter 29th Jul 2014, 3:39 PM edit delete reply

I... had nothing for this one.

Randomperson 29th Jul 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me or did AJ just use a sort of artist cant to insult the nobles. "I'm doing this because your all snobs," might be a good translation.
The MunchKING 30th Jul 2014, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Nah it's more like "You're snobs because you call it a garden party even though it has nothing to do with gardens."
Zuzak 30th Jul 2014, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Applejack only ever looks that innocent when she knows exactly what she's up to.