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Bully On Our Tail by NaterRang Bully On Our Tail by NaterRang
I don't think I'm the only one who felt that the bullying in "One Bad Apple" might've gone beyond verbal threats... much farther.

:iconfauxsquared: has been instructing me on the use of painting techniques in Photoshop. The end result is something that I... quite honestly have trouble looking at. I didn't intend for the picture to be so... so brutal. But honestly, that feeling of horror and apprehension is something everybody SHOULD feel when you witness someone being bullied especially physically. It's not okay.

This will be the last sad picture for a bit. The next two pictures will be happy and heartwarming. I promise.
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:iconlemonlil:
This is just... so good!!!! ♥ w ♥ There is not a single crooked line and everything looks really realistic!! If that Appleblossom's tongue that the bully is pulling? cause I dont see much sense to that. I like how the boundery of the ponies are glowing/shining (because of the rain which makes it look perfect!) I also like how you made the rain look soo good and real! and drops on the ponies's face!? how do you do that!? ME SOO JELLY! ♥ n ♥ And also the dirt, you put them in the right places which makes it even more realistic! AWESOME!! ^^ ♥
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Critique by boomheart900 Jan 8, 2014, 4:55:42 PM
dude...ill tell you the truth, i recognize real art when i see it, and this, my friend, is real art
i love the way you made their bodies glow in the light of rain, its priceless, sweetie belle seems so real here!
it does really make sense how applebloom fights for keeping his ribbon, in conclusion, it is priceless
scootaloo's expression seems great,and applebloom trying to hold back tears good job!
really, id love to draw like you do
the barn looks precious
it quite depressing how babs threats the girls, its depressing, really
really dude, a very good job
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anti-logik Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
At the risk of soundiung my own trumpet, have a look at 'Consequences - A Bad Apple Comedy of Justice'. www.fimfiction.net/story/15750….

I felt the bullying in the episode went way beyond acceptable, and the message it gave was thouroughly messed up, with trying to defend yourself = being a bully, and If you've been bullied, you can abuse and bully others and get off scot free.

So I wrote my own version of how the episode should have gone.
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:iconsugarcookie310::iconsays1plz:Babs, I don't wanna do this but..  BABS YOU FRICKIN'.... ASSHOLE!

SAY SORRY RIGHT NOW OR I'M GONNA SCREAM!!!!

AND FIX THE MESS YOU'VE MADE!!!!!!!
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Star-the-alicorn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! yet sad...
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Morris4480 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
S-sweetie belle? Scootaloo? Apple bloom? Please don't cry...p-please, it hurts...
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:iconnettleheart:
Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Babs, don't be an asshole.
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:iconhappytreefriendsfics:
HappyTreeFriendsfics Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To late...
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Allthestuffilike94 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From the thumbnail, I thought that Babs was grabbing Applebloom by the tongue...
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:iconbirdofdestars:
BirdOfDeStars Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me feels so bad for the fillies! D;
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:iconbirdofdestars:
BirdOfDeStars Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But don't get me wrong, it's great artwork!
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Cyndergirl211 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Awesome :D
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dusknoir64 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
and then sweety belle lost it, and shot babs with magic.
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DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
*Raven*: I don't care if she got bullied in Manehatten that way. *Pulls out a flamethrower and starts flaring it* Nopony messes with my favourite fillies.
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MCX86 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
From the thumbnail I thought AB's ribbons was her tongue...
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:iconsilverwind100:
Silverwind100 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too...
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:iconmatt0044:
matt0044 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I guess Babs had it bad and was bullying the way she knew how back in the city.
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:iconsugarcube214:
SugarCube214 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... :iconfluttershycryplz:
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:icondragontheawesome:
DragonTheAwesome Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
walks up to the CMC picks them up and then kicks Babs
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:iconthefan2:
thefan2 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can feel the pain and sadness.
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Reipid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Babs stop Stealing Bloomys bow!!! D8

poor CMC, I could totally see this beign true, I love Babs and all, and bullot oka, it completely wrong but the story with Babs does often happen, kids will bully because they are bullied sometimes.. which is also awful.

this is amazing work, and totally blew my mind when I seen it, you captured the mood and feel of this situation perfectly!! =3
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Creepy.
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Xeregon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I think you pretty much capture the entire spectrum of the bullying thing here. Defiance (Apple Bloom), despair (Sweetie Belle), defeat (Scootaloo).

Defying a bully to stand for yourself gets you hurt, and you find that the reason they can bully you in the first place is because they're stronger. This leads up to a sense of defeat, usually some sort of lethargic depression, a sense of acceptance even though you don't like it. You become dulled to it, until the bully decides to do something worse, at which point despair sets in.

Good job on the rain, the emotions and the poses. Very evocative, I say.
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emportant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so awesome :iconawwwplz:
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:iconjustherefortheponehs:
This one hurt my heart a little...
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Tangerineblast Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
NOT THE BOW! Sweetie looks terrified.
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garciarael Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:iconbluengineerplz:: Got a RED spy on our tail!
:iconbluspyplz:: Got to hide! We got to bail!
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WolvesAndBananas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wait... appleblossom has two tounges?
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's her ribbon. XD
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bluesnowblast Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D8
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MERKLEYtheDRUNKEN Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
There just wasn't enough time in the music clip to show the real hard stuff...like mudwrestling...
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fauxsquared Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconnaterrang: You are learning well grasshopper, yet I haven't show you all my tricks....OR have I?
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ClockworkDawn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That...little...MONSTER!
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:iconlunalovemoon:
lunalovemoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...why dose apple bloom have 2 tungs?(i know cant spell tungs)
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not her tongue. That's her bow. ;)
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yiffo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
g, u think she'd like this? [link]
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lunalovemoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh...that explains alot....
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:iconjelenadbz:
Jelenadbz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
made me sad
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TemporalTwins Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Makes me want to punch a Babs in the face.
But I'm better than that.....
*Sends her to the moon*
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, I don't think this is something the CMC could forgive Babs for D:
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621Chopsuey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:icondayumplz:
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:iconrimfaxe96:
Rimfaxe96 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I can't forgive Babs for making Sweetie Bell cry, I just can't.
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:iconstar-bolt-pony:
Star-Bolt-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Neither can I
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TwiandDashForever Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
for i sec i thought that was applebloom's tongue XD
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... Poor little Sweetie Belle! She's too cute for this!

I have ideas for more pictures, if you're interested...
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:iconnaterrang:
NaterRang Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My image queue is quite large at this point so no promises. But I don't mind hearing your ideas if you want to note them to me. :)
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. Sweetie Belle doesn't want to admit it, but she's in love with Pipsqueak... The problem is, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom have noticed and won't stop teasing her about it. Isn't that cute?
2. Dashie's been sent to a madhouse because Derpy's driven her insane. So what does she do in her spare time: [link]
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwe man, Sweetie's face T_T!!! Amazing pic
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought she was excessive, especially compared to previous bullying and for the fact that Babs was the only foal not to get dunked in mud that episode...
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice looking picture even if its a sadder subject matter. I'm sure tho apple bloom would of gotten a few bruises on babs same with scoots they are both tough filly's. now if tiara and silver where helping it could be bad for the crusaders but I don't see them as the physical bully's, they'd probably pay some one to do it tho.
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CodyandGwen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
still 3 on 1 is kinda unfair odds, i could totally see babs fightin applebloom, while diamond fights scootaloo, and well i don't see silver or sweetie fighting, they would just be watching.
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Kittamaru Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I dunno... I always felt Sweetie Belle would be the one to come to the rescue if they Crusaders ever got into a real fight. Unpredictable and untamed unicorn magic and all that :)
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