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Sisterhooves Slighted: A FiM Picture Book! by TommyOliverDraws Sisterhooves Slighted: A FiM Picture Book! by TommyOliverDraws

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So…its finally here. The Scootaloo Book, now “Sisterhooves Slighted” is complete, and available for download below!

I wanna thank all of you who have stuck with me here and / or on Tumblr throughout the production, your presence really helped keep me focused and ensured that it was completed. I really hope you enjoy it, its been quite the labor of love for me xD.

EDIT: dA's built in pdf reader kinda butchers the colors here. I'd suggest downloading it to your computer and reading it in Acrobat / Foxit / whatever your default pdf reader is!

EDIT 2: It made EqD! (which you all probably know xD) [link]
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amazoness-king Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was there supposed to be a referance in the cupcake part or are brains finally shorting out
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DawnDreamer12 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that overhead look on page 41 & 52. I'm pretty bad with perspective, so I definitely appreciate that.
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JubilationTree Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist
This was beautiful. :) Did you actually draw those clouds?

I'm just sorry I saw this two years later, when MLP was still at a reasonable peak. But seriously?!

Anti-Cupcakes Campaign by JubilationTree
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Zexoguy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
A subject matter that just never gets old. Love it.
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maddiepoke978 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sO SwEEt!!!
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stupidtai Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
I love your reviews. I love your art. IS THERE ANYTHING THIS GUY CAN'T DO RIGHT?
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Tuttaliny Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I saw that cutie mark at the end and cringed knowing that the comic won't continue :(
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misskittymuffin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
soooooo cute :D 
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KlowdTheUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My two favorite characters getting together and spending an awesome time together! XD Loved it!
The ending with the cupcakes was hilarious!
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SimonSeville27 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
First and foremost, I really, really, really love this book.  I think you did an amazing job not only creating a really interesting story and developing Scootaloo in a way that hasn't really been developed in the series to my liking, but I think you really made the book believable not only as a piece of fan-work, but as a story that could easily be integrated into the show as an episode with little change.

That being said, because I know that you have a respect for constructive criticism, I feel it necessary to point out a few things that I personally noticed that I believe are areas that could be improved upon.  First of all, while I think the vast majority of the dialogue is stellar, I think there are a few areas where slight changes would have made it more believable in the canon.  For example, on page 30, you refer to Pinkie's expression as a trademark grin, and then say "Okie dokie then" instead of using her classic "okie dokie lokie" line.  I think that it created a strange contrast when you specifically mention a "trademark" attribute and then go against one of the classic trademark lines of dialogue for Pinkie.

Looking at that page I also feel I should mention that in some areas the writing seemed inappropriately casual for an otherwise professional quality book.  For example, on this page you say "Cya later" instead of "See ya later".  While I completely understand and agree that grammatical errors and slang are appropriate in dialogue, this is written slang which makes it non-nonsensical to use for spoken dialogue.  If for instance, you had been discussing something Pinkie was writing, and she wrote down "Cya later", that would be absolutely appropriate.  However, since "Cya" and "See ya" sound no different in verbal communication, there is no benefit to using the less proper form for the writing.  Again, I don't think this makes the book bad, but I think it's something to consider for future works to make them even more awesome.  On that same note, I personally would refrain from using all capital letters to illustrate excitement.  It may just be a difference of opinion and style, but I think it makes it, again, feel overly casual for a near-professional quality book.

The third thing I want to mention is that in some spots, it seemed like it was hard to figure out who the target audience was.  In a lot of parts, the writing utilized short sentences and simplistic language, making it feel that it was written as a picture book would generally be.  But then, there are glaring parts where strikingly more advanced terminology is used.  Like, "A palpable awkwardness filled the room."  I mainly mention this as something I personally struggle with in my writing, that I think I'm seeing in this story as well.  When I write, I naturally write in a very straightforward and simplistic tonality and style.  That being said, certain more complex words and phrases are also natural to me, so those will end up in my writing making a strange contrast where a story feels overly simplistic for a mature audience, but overly complex for a younger audience.  I am a much worse offender in that regard than you are in this story, but because I think that particularly since this is a picture book which would traditionally be written for a younger audience, the bits of complex dialogue can feel awkward in the story.

The last thing is that I felt like the sun setting scene conflicted with the traditional canon of Celestia and Luna raising and lowering the sun and moon.  At least in my interpretation of the canon, when it turns from day to night or night to day, the entire process of raising the moon and lowering the sun only takes a few seconds.  Because of that, I feel like having an entire scene with them watching the sun set is contradictory to canon.  Then again, there might be a scene in the series that I'm not remembering where they had a prolonged sunset or sunrise scene.  But from my personal interpretation of the canon (especially after watching S4E2), the process is much more expedited than in this story.

Again, I loved the story and normally I wouldn't nitpick about those types of things, particularly in something written almost two years ago, but I think that you came so close to making a professional quality story which could easily be an episode of the series, that I would be remiss if I didn't point out the few things I did notice that could be improved upon.  I kind of feel guilty because I didn't point out all the things you did right in the story, but that would be way too long of a post because I think other than those few nit picky details, everything else about the story was superb.  I should mention though that while I like Scootaloo, I'm actually not a huge fan of her in the actual show because she is grossly underdeveloped for the number of episodes she is in.  That being said this story actually made me like her a lot more because I think that the way she was developed in canon was a shoddy attempt at doing what you did here.  While I think Sleepless in Ponyville was a step in the right direction, the whole looking for a pony to take her under their wing thing seemed overly forced and lacking in an actual understanding of why she wants someone to be a role model.  Contrarily, I think you made her feelings much more believable by discussing it as her wishing she had a sister.  I think that made it so that people who are only-children could relate to Scootaloo and really makes a lot of the canon material more believable. It just seemed like your take on Scootaloo was really what was lacking for me in the series to really start liking her character a lot.

Anyway, you did a really great job overall, I can't wait to look through your other works!
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Ralo247 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Alphabetically and by subject, still not enough i think, sorry i forgot the alphabetical part, still love it!
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Ralo247 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
OH MA GOSH! THAT WAS BRILLIANT!
however i think you underestimate twilight's sorting abilities.... only by subject, ARE YOU MAD!?!
overall, it was absolutely brilliant :D
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^///^;
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bassmegapokemonlover Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Artist
It's so :iconpinkiecryplz: GOOD!!!...=}
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ihategeorgethetree Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpinkiecryplz:
:iconrainbowdashcryplz:
:icontwilightcryplz:
:iconapplejackcryplz:
:iconfluttershycryplz:
:iconraritycryplz:
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SO MANY FEELS!
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
B-E-A-utiful.

Cute and heartwarming too. :)
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LeeTailor Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
This is a-mazing. Thank you so much!
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Pigpeter Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, Fluttershy does about as much in the book as she does in the show. :giggle:
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Wilson8787 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
This is adorable! Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash spending time together gets me right in the feels every time. It always makes me consider putting RD in my top five favorite ponies list but I can never decide on who she would replace. :shrug:
Trixie (or The Great And Powerful Trixie, if you will) is in one of those spots, though, so seeing that hint of what's to come made me squee. :squee:
There are so many things I like about this story. The art is well done, the story and dialogue are solid, the facial expressions are great and I'm glad you included all of the Mane 6 as well as all three original CMC members. I'm also pleasantly surprised that Derpy isn't in this story whatsoever, unless she's hiding in the background and I just didn't notice her. Personally, I have nothing against her, I just feel that she's included in fan works so frequently that it's nice to see her not in one for a change. If I had any criticisms...well...I'm always curious of the "Spike's away on royal business" scenario. What exactly does this royal business involve? And why does Princess Celestia always send for Spike and not Twilight?". Though I guess that's just me nitpicking. Bottom line: I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist

So cute! ^-^ I didn't get the cupcakes joke until the end xD I love all the heartwarming mlp comics, you should check out www.deviantart.com/art/Element… and his other Element based happy comics ;3; I friggin love them

 

 

Also, I've been watching your mlp reviews on Youtube for like 2 hours xD And was wondering, perhaps you could do more mlp reviews, but of things OTHER than the show? Just thought it would be fun to review some of the big fandom things like shippings and your opinions on them, and I thought, what if you did reviews on original OC's or stories? They're still about ponies and mlp, but completely new ideas, characters and stories.

 

I may or may not be attempting to get you to review my oc .-. xD

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GumDropGamer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Not that Tom?



I'm thinking the creepypasta Tom from yuriofwind but please, explain?
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As in Tom not the rock that Rarity fawned over in Return of Harmony
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GumDropGamer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh yeah!


I always forget about him!
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FaclonStar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it took me untell i saw fluttershy to realize this was drawen i am an idot
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rigifan32 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
This is a great book, I love it :)
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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Solartiger43 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Awesome story
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Stereoturbot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Sweet and adorable:) Loved the Cupcakes reference:D
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animeforever01 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist
i love this! and also how your OC is in the background of the first page!
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TwoTakeRicky Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student
I... WILL... NOT... CRY...

 DAMN IT (tear has rolled down my cheek)
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WereShadow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
The feels man. The Celestia-damn feels.
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tyjle444 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great story! Your art has definently improved after this book; I', not saying it's bad, it just has gotten a lot better.
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MorphoAdonis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The first image of Scootaloo in town, why are all the ponies standing still? The scene looks a little weird with only a few of them looking like they're walking somewhere. It looks static and strange.

Other than that, great story, great illustration.
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
That was a great story.
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amsaldy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
it was awesome. thats all i can say

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xormak Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey BC did you draw this by your own? because thats just awsome :) it was just like a slideshow version of the original show, really awsome work, kinda rarity that a comic is that long AND well drawn keep up this amazing work =) (same with your YT videos
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Omygosh! This was fantastic. This is almost exactly like Sleepless in Ponyville was and it's amazing that this came first. I wonder if the writers saw this and got inspired or something.
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Um... I've having trouble viewing this on my browser. Is there a link to like just the PDF file?
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To the right of the page under the browse more suggestions there should be a "Download File" button ^_^
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ah okay. Thanks a bunch ^^
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KeitaroHara Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Is the cupcake thing a reference to the Pinkie Pie Creepypasta about her baking rainbow dash into cupcakes or am I reading to much into it ^-^ 
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. That's totally what its referring to xP
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puppylov33 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I love how "Sleepless in Ponyville" Practically copied your book
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TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, no? xD
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parker5824 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
This is why ponies need to stay off the internet, by the way it was a REALLY good book!
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Longview3000 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Very good book, have to say I have become a fan of your work and I really like how close to you made this book close to the Cupcakes Fandom Universe, Very cool how you did that. :D
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Cookieanime Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Wow you did really good with this xD
I can see myself reading this to one of my little cousins. Thanks :)
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uncommentator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome book =D
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uncommentator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(no page numbers so)
*page with AB SB AJ and Rarity talking about the Social*
AB says something like AB
SB says something like SB
AJ says something like Rarity...
Rarity says something like Rarity
hmm
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S-ombre-StarIight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just have to say, I absolutely LOVE how you made those references to "Cupcakes" by making everypony deny Pinkie's cupcakes XD
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