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Mother-less Day by MLP-Silver-Quill Mother-less Day by MLP-Silver-Quill
Whew barely got this done before the special day came and went.

This started back around the last Father's Day, where I read an emotional but also sad comic called "Breakdown". This is my attempt to give an optimistic look to a tough situation.

I do regret that I couldn't include Big McIntosh. Time and cast size were a big factor here.

I owe huge thanks to :iconboneswolbach:, who created both Ponyville backgrounds. I couldn't have finished this in time without them.

Happy Mother's Day to all!

EDIT: Someone once asked why online artists link back to Equestria Daily when they feature our comics. The simple answer is that it's a celebration. We put time and hard work into these comics, and the fandom reciprocates. It's a great feeling and a wonderful charge.

Now, there are some recurring questions that have arisen, so here are my answers to each:

Where is Spike/Shining Armor/Twilight's Father? - For the sake of this comic, they are all holding a table for lunch and waiting for Twilight and her mother to arrive.

What about Scootaloo? - I'm not on board with the fan theory that she is an orphan. After three seasons, we still haven't met all the parents of the Mane 6, and Scootaloo's enjoyed very little development. Until we have more info, I'm going to assume her parents have been off-screen so far.

Aren't you forgetting Granny Smith? - Ah, here's a tricky one. Granny Smith is an important member of the Apple family and I don't want to dismiss the character's role. However, I think it'd be a disservice to say that, since they still have a caregiver, Applejack and Apple Bloom wouldn't miss their mother. On a day like Mother's Day, that absence can be difficult and I think a scene like this wouldn't be out of character.

Thanks to every one who commented, faved, and took the time to read this comic!
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:iconnoonecares3244:
NoOneCares3244 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Wipes tears* Not crying! I swear!!
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015
That scene of Derpy and Dinky... hnnngg!

Also, after the Pinkie Apple Pie episode, having this be with Pinkie Pie and her mother would have made more sense.
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TLFScarheart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
woah! I saw this one on olab scribbler! never new it was made by my favorite reveiwer
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mlpfrozeny Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student
oww soo cute man
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TheGroundedAviator Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Great one! It probably mean more too AB then AJ (and that is something) as she probably never knew her Momma... I wonder how it'll end?
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Bookworm39 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, just lovely. Into the favorites it goes!
Really, though, this is an awesome comic.
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bh18 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Now that's such a sweet gesture.  And delivered so perfectly too!
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Sneshneeorfa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
FEELS, MY HEART IS BLEEDING, YOU MUST PAY FOR MY FAILING ARTERIES!
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luna0331 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Artist
so goood
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iNightPonies Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feels.. Its so beautiful..
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BrinyCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I am actually waiting for this to be an episode
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:icong-master-artist:
g-master-artist Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're just trying to make everyone cry lel
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:iconkrysnha:
Krysnha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
So nice
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topgun96 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
This scene is so moving its enough to make a groan man cry...its ok tear you can go on out ;.;
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Sneshneeorfa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
lol CWACOM 2 ref :)
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CrystalStarArtNight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly want Twilight and Applejack (and Applebloom too of course!) to be sisters, Twilight and Applejack are both patient with each other and have the most easy-going friendship out of the Mane Six (Even though they had problems in Twilgiht's Kingdom parts 1 & 2) and Twilight is a perfect big sister to Apple Bloom as well. Very sweet comic :)
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tyruvelp Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Hasbro could deal with Apple Jacks's parents if they are dead - the trick to know  it doesn't matter how it happened - the trick is to teach the target audience (the 6 year old girls ) how to deal with death - by remembering only the good or passing down the good memories to those that cant remember (if they were too young like apple bloom could be)
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Alanna-QueenofHearts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awww this was so sweet ^.^
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Doni-Featherwing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy cry XD 
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Evanzblack Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
i will bi cry!!!! Q.Q    waaaaaaa!!! 
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eragonlover2 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
this is so amazing silver quill and love your youtube channel
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Applejack-Tumblr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
…So Beautyfull Frozen - HUG! Moodswing onion sad onion sad Cry forever :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: :Sad Monkeys: 
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askstormdrainandglac Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ikr  im just so happy and so sad they should invite scootaloo too!
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Applejack-Tumblr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
yea well here are the mysteries of Mlp They never showed FS parents,RD,Scootaloo,Applejack,
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askstormdrainandglac Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yeah... sad almost... pewdiepie gasp  WHAT AM I SAYING ITS SO SAD!!!Artimist- Crying emoticon 
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Applejack-Tumblr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
*Hugs* SO FREAKING SAD *Starts to cry*
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Ajksob Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The orphan theory sounds kinda dark for the show, but this comic was still cute.
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TheRedError Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just....its too cute its so cute it hurts my heart guts. I love it 
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BlazingPotato Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Awwwww
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Dr-Morgan47 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist
if you are aware of the MLP chapter books the newest one talks a little ably AJs mom 
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darkoak213 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THEY DO?!! OH GOD I GOT SOME CATCHING UP TO DO!!!
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:icondr-morgan47:
Dr-Morgan47 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist
ya note me i can help you out if you want
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:icondarkoak213:
darkoak213 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How?
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:icondr-morgan47:
Dr-Morgan47 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
oh like i can give u links to were tho get the chapter books... if u like 
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darkoak213 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah sure.
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tyruvelp Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
look up yay-ponies otherwise they are very cheep on itunes 
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:icondr-morgan47:
Dr-Morgan47 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist
so ya note then i can help 
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EspioandAlicia45 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Awwwww!!!! So cute!!!
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WarpaintPon3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww... c: *Sobs* ;-; So good but so sad.
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MammaWashu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I love this but it makes me want to cry.
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ctponies8 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
Beautiful comic :) Nice job!
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drayvenparker Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
the feels.........THE FLIPPING FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELS
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Xanness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Omg, I almost cried!
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o0Airheart0o Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG
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bribridash413 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Artist
Cry forever Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon  GE THE BUS READY, WE'RE GOIN ON A FEEL TRIP.Missing The Bus. 
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FoxMarcello Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cry every time I read this. I can relate to both sides of this.
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kiinastar Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Awww, very nice comic. You captured the emotion's perfectly.
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Pegasister1029 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
onion sad 
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BrownWolfFM Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, I almost cried a tear but I can't because I'm too much like Maude Pie IRL.
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! ITS SO BEAUTIFUL IM CRYING!!!
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