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Core of the Apple Part 4 by NaterRang Core of the Apple Part 4 by NaterRang
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It's finally here! Part four! We've come a long way, but there's still 3 parts remaining! Once again a big thank you to :iconfauxsquared: :icondormantflame: and Mallac for providing input and advice on this leg of the journey! Most of all though, I have to thank :iconobabscribbler: whose superb dramatic readings of my comics is the primary motivating force to finish this project.

This is also the first part of this comic that was entirely rendered in Manga Studio 5 EX.

Anyway, on to the next part! We're nearing the homestretch now!


Obabscribbler just finished the next part of the comic dub! Check it out:…
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Hey, I'm not really good for critic the design but I'm sure about one thing I follow this story for a while now, waiting for the next each time I go on your page, and I have to say you've done a pretty good job. Unlike certain fiction the change of mood is of the characters are justified, the drama is good I really love all the ideas about Aj's parents (I think that's because it's the only really kind of development of the character we had so far), and it could totally fit with the show, not as canon because it would be too sad for a kid show, but in backstory that fit perfectly.
Still I don't know why Rarity should be the cause of the death. It gives a reason for Aj's parents, but their relation in the show are not bad. I mean they are not ok with some little things but they get a long fine. So I hope there'll be more development for that part.
And about the design, the characters are almost the same as the show with a personal that I like, the expressions on the characters' face are really good I really them sad, the effects of rain and the dark environement, I found that a bit too much dark to have her alone standing under the rain in front of her parents' grave (But I love it ! Yeah I'm sadistic with my favorite character).
And seriously I think That's a good work.
Keep it up.
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I thought it was amazing.. it truely made me cry... Im sure there are many who relate to this story... like me... but like in every story there is a lesson to be learned and this lesson truly helps... i hope you are able to make a part 5, ive read this 10 times already and each time i cry. alot of fans are wondering where Apple jacks parents are.. i bet this would make others love apple jake even more, but i also think rarity shouldnt of been the cause of their death because i dont recall them knowing each other at that time, then again i may be wrong... all and all i loved this story and i hope to see more.
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purplelion12 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
this is so sad
When is 5 coming out?
Shartruse Apr 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I just keep crying over and over...
And you just know little Rarity was still beating herself up over this the whole time Applejack has been going through her own problems.
omg update this! UPDATE IT NOWGH!
mlpfim456 Apr 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This would explain why Applejack was kind of overprotective in ''Somepony to watch over me''
RedRaccoon23 Apr 1, 2014  New member
Love your comics.... read it all and ill say.... you really now how to make someone cry Q u Q
ok, i read completly through this, before commenting. and i have to say.... YOU MADE ME CRY! ;.; man that's is the closest i've ever seen, to a real reason why, their parents died. 

i hope the next part comes out soon.
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