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Excerpts from "Shady's Secret" from "My Little Pony" Favourite Stories comics (1986).

Shady's friends often didn't believe her when she described what she saw through her magic sunglasses. For reasons that will soon become apparent.


Things become vaguely creepy, with a merry-go-round full of ponies that look just like her. Also a bunch of pixies are looking for their kidnapped friends. So Shady looks through the wall to find them. Which she can do. Because, SUNGLASSES!


Anyway, Shady is able to get next door and save the other pixies. And then . . .

She somehow ends up back home. And she is talking to the same two ponies as she was at the beginning of the comic--was she just standing there all this time??

I have the unnerving feeling that Shady actually IS the missing merry-go-round pony, somehow.

Context? FOR THE WEAK!

Date: 2013-01-16 05:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
I'm sorry but, Spike in that coat with a gold chain.... There are no words.

Also, Spike had a good reason for not eating his pudding. He didn't eat any meet. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

Date: 2013-01-16 06:41 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
But did they ever find the missing carousel pony? That is really very trippy.

Date: 2013-01-16 06:53 am (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Shady by name, Shady by nature.

Date: 2013-01-16 07:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream

It's like Lucy Clifford came to the future just to write franchise tie-ins.

Date: 2013-01-16 10:30 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
What a poignant little story about mental illness.

I mean, those other ponies are so stuck in their collective neuroses that they fail to see the wonderful adventure land around them. Get them some help, Shady.

Date: 2013-01-16 10:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sadoeuphemist
*Refused to go to bed early
*Wouldn't eat his pudding

Date: 2013-01-16 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
*Refused to go to bed early.
*Wouldn't eat his pudding.
*Tore the veil between worlds.

Date: 2013-01-16 11:42 pm (UTC)
ilmari: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ilmari
Yeah, I kind of doubt that helping the 'flower lady' and running errands is going to make up for for unleashing the Author of All Evil upon the world.

Date: 2013-01-17 12:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ilmari
Apparently the rules of capitalization were crazy back then as well, since that proper noun isn't capitalized, but 'messages' is for whatever reason.

Though that does make me wonder whether the Timberwolves are the 'Flower Lady's' pets gone wild.

Date: 2013-01-16 11:44 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Also: I think Shady ended up befriending a tribe of Cereal mascots.

I'm pretty sure that's Boo Berry among them.

Date: 2013-01-16 01:59 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Huh, they're the sunglasses from They Live.

Date: 2013-01-16 08:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marghammerman
Current MLP is obviously awesome, but G1 is the era I grew up with, so it's still my sentimental favourite. I love the design of the ponies from this era, with their kind of chunky bodies and big, blunt noses. I also *love* all those 80s pastels (I want to wear every colour in this comic, all at once, right now).

Thanks so much for sharing these--I never had any of the comics growing up, though I do remember drawing some of my own (which I so wish I still had--wonder if they'd be crazier or saner than the real comics...? :P).

Date: 2013-01-17 01:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marghammerman
Awesome! Neon (especially hot pink) is just as good, as far as I'm concerned :P

Off-topic (or not, inasmuch as the insanity of MLP is kind of a running theme), but I was thinking about it this afternoon, and I'm pretty sure my explanation for the MLPs within the stories I used to make up as a kid was that they were the ghosts of dead ponies, now immortal and granted superpowers relating to their names/symbols to use in the protection and defense of alive ponies. Not sure what they were specifically defending alive ponies from... animal cruelty, I guess? I know Black Beauty was also one of my fav books at the time, so maybe that explains it. Regardless, I'm pretty sure I had Firefly hurling Zeus-style lighting bolts at evil villains.

...Though I'm pretty sure that's still not as creepy or insane as the Ray Bradbury-esque excursion into the nature of free will and reality that is this actual comic.
Edited Date: 2013-01-17 01:47 am (UTC)


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