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Core of the Apple Part 3 by NaterRang Core of the Apple Part 3 by NaterRang
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Okay, it's finally here! The next part of the Core of the Apple comic, and the saddest chapter of this story. For those that might be feeling down, the mood will lighten with the next chapter. Also the next chapter will be MUCH shorter, so it shouldn't take as long to get out if life doesn't get in the way. First and foremost I would like to thank :iconobabscribbler: who's brilliant dramatic readings of the other two parts of this story rekindled my motivation to complete this story. And I would also like to thank :iconfauxsquared: for his composition advice for this chapter. Anyway, hope you guys enjoy and look forward to the next chapter! Let me know what you think in the comments!

EDIT: :iconobabscribbler: has once again graciously provided a comic dub for this chapter of the story! (In record time I might add!)

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Critique by CrazyCray0n Jul 15, 2013, 10:02:06 PM
Well, frs i have to say, you are a really good artist and a comic writer, you are truly showing us Applejacks and the others feels. You also invited Rarity to the story without destroying anything, and not everyone can do that. The colours are correct and bright, thats really good. You also actually tell us one of the reasons Applejack unlikes Rarity. I would like to see some more effort put in to the tears, the lineart and i also see small dots of paint (Panel 4# When Applejack is exploding, a blue dot of paint in Appleblooms mane. It dosnt ruin the pic that much but when you once do it, it may happen again). And the shadows could be much more improved, but since i know almost every Pony artist keeps their comics simple, so i can Honestly say that this is a really good artwork, And i clearly give it my approval.
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Wow...just wow. I see that there's alot of passion and heart put into this. I have never felt so emotionally drawn to a comic like I have here. This comic has a perfect mixture of a fan's point of view, and what could actually be cannon some day.

First off, I find it awesome how you made AJ's dad with an orange cutie mark. Really smart. Second, the art work is amazing! Really fantastic work my friend.

This is just perfect, I loved every minute of it when I was reading and cannot wait to see more of your future works. /)
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Mlp-Blair-Belle-2011 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
FellsFluttershy (sad) plz Rarity Crying Plz Sunset Shimmer EqG (cry) plz Applejack (Aww) Plz 
SamuelJCollins1990 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Rarity: *crying* This is all my fault! Applejack's parents died because of me! *cries even harder*
TheEnderNiNJa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
What is wrong with me? I'm listening to Gone Forever by Three Days Grace.
StarStreamer2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
curls into a ball
tries not to cry
cries anyway
thebigcrunchone9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This comic always tears out and shreds my heart..
epicgirlmaddie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
fookin rarity
Iqbal109 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Student Artist
Omg!! I almost cried Rainbow Dash (sad) plz Twilight (Crying) Plz Fluttershy (sad) plz 
MelodySweetTunes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Oh my god..... OH MY GOD....
SunPowah88 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Wah.. too sad.Sad Fluttershy 
ouransalchemistking Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
....I think my everything just broke.
why is everything blurry?
IloveMLP1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
They should let rarity die and save applejack parent
Warriorcats1616 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA no applejack its ok ;-; (applejack is my fav pony)Sad Pony 
BlackAce-of-Spade Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwwww soooon!
My feels!! D:
etech2012 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
finish dis plixy plox
lizziepod150mlp Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Crying Mako Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon 
panai555 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
And that's how Applejack hates Rarity...
Whistle-Trill Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Rarity. Angry geek girl 
teacookies000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I cried when her parents fell into the lake. I love it keep up the good work! 😉😆
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
TotalDramaFan16 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No... no, that's fine...

Destroy my heart...
DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best chapter yet!

As with parts 1 and 2, I watched the dub, which was marvelous.
I didn't expect the twist, and the the ending was the strongest part of the story to my mind. Congrats NaterRang+Scribbler.

... but I was also happy that the comic of part 4 so that I could process the emotion :)
PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
It's funny because Applejack's parents had just the day before harassed a unicorn about using magic to repair the bridge because they wanted to do it the traditional way.  Because of their prejudice, someone who could have simply picked Rarity up telekinetically without putting her life at risk was stuck at home, and now Applejack's parents are more broken than Windows 95.
sanselfie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Icantevenart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Oh dear. Deary dear...I burst into tears instantaneously when seeing AJ witness her parents falling. 

You really know how to strum on heartstrings, Nater. 
teacookies000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your not the only one
ultrixcrow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, this is just so heavy. 
Aranrebus120 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Awww, poor baby Apple Bloom looked so upset crying in her crib. If I saw the little filly like this, I would pick her up from the crib, comfort her with hugs and kissing, and say: "Shhh... It's okay, Apple Bloom. I'm right here. Don't you cry, my big filly." Then after drying off her tears, I placed Apple Bloom in her cradle, gave her a kiss on the head, and rocked her off to sleep.
Khai2000 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Writer
Applejack's parent is not dead !!!
They 're been captured by chrysalis and turn them into changeling
sandslas Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
it cannon that aj parent died
InvaderPucca Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're under arrest for killing people with something so sad 
Sarafina2012 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DoubleBMan13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Number of times I've cried after seeing this page...
IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!
Cry forever 
DoubleBMan13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I would write a critique, but I can barely see my keyboard.
NaterRang Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, you often pay a heavy price for all nighters.

I know I do. @_@
DoubleBMan13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I meant I was crying.
Don't you judge me.
NaterRang Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DoubleBMan13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Two Hours Later, and It's still getting me.
NaterRang Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At some point you should listen to the dramatic reading by Obabscribbler on Youtube if you haven't already.

It's enough to get even me misty eyed. XD
GarfieldDrawedonly Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This made me cry :( Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Cry run Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] SpongeBob (Cries) 
TheGemsProduction Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I was wondering can I use this idea of how Aj's parents died for a video I'm making with my friends on youtube? I will credit you! Its totally fine if I can't =^-^= Really nice comic, love it! but so sad )': 
NaterRang Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! A few others have done similar things in the past, so be my guest!
TheGemsProduction Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Thank you very much :) =^-^=
HeavenIsForReal Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I cried when I saw the video..... D:
MasterOf4Elements Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
this actually made me cry. Amazing job.
rainbowpinkyapple Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah,dude ur comics r on youtube awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
GemmaAdventureTime Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Krashface Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why you want make me feel bad!?
wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow... wow... just... wow... 
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg:... hello...
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