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Face Off! by MLP-Silver-Quill Face Off! by MLP-Silver-Quill
Dear Princess Celestia,

Itís hard for a competitive pony like yours-truly to let go of a challenge. Usually, if Iím gonna go down, I'll be flying and kicking.

But there are some times when itís smarter to let the challenge go and accept that itís not something you can handle right now. It doesnít make you lame or weak or any less awesome. If anything, it makes you appreciate just how awesome other ponies can be.

I guess what Iím saying is that you can still be one of the best ponies, but that doesnít mean youíre the best at

Your #1 Flyer,
Rainbow Dash

P.S. Could you maybe send a few crates of eye-drops to Ponyville? Weíre all out and the docs say I still need to hydrate.


After working on my last comic for so long, I needed to do something fun and relatively quick. Then I drew panel number five and haven't slept well since.

I've had this idea in the back of my head for a while, but it came to the forefront after the jousting scene in the Crystal Empire. In my view, it was not Dash's finest hour and went against some of the qualities she showed in Hurricane Fluttershy.

Special thanks to go :iconanxet: for the vector of everyone's favorite cross-eyed mare. I made some changes, but the overall vector saved a lot of time and energy.

After working on Dash's expressions, my eyes were starting to look a lot like hers.

Hope you enjoy!

Update: We start this one off Rainbow Dash and bloodshot eyes for perfectly legal reasons...

Yes... legal...

But dang, this was quick. I posted this around 10:00 pm on a Sunday, went to bed, and was on Equestria Daily by mid-morning. Never even had time to send an e-mail submission. So I owe a big thanks to whoever submitted this, or perhaps to a EQD admin who saw and liked the comic right away.

It's fun to see the activity stack up and read everyone's comments. Hopefully you won't find my humor too cracked.

Thanks to everyone for the support!
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LadyinStumptown Featured By Owner 5 days ago
And the message of the day in layman's terms is: "Never try to beat Fluttershy in a staring contest. You are guaranteed to lose."
davis78 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
best of 61, wow sure rainbow hates lossing no matter what she will insist in rematch afther lossing XD
AkillerArt-72 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  New member
Derpy in the background. XDD
DarkPrince2007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
What the hell happened to her eyes!?
MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh nice work!
ChocolatNinja Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
bellmo15 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Rainbows face in panel 5, not like I needed to sleep tonight anyway. Thanks for that.
drunkcarl101 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
You might as well be trying to head butt your way through a brick wall. At least then you'd hurt yourself less. Good job.
FacelessSoles Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The stare master
MaxiMaster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Yeah, that 5th panel is… unintentionally CREEPY….
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