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Time Off: Fear of Falling by ExplosiveGent Time Off: Fear of Falling by ExplosiveGent
"Rainbow Dash, as bold and brash as they come. Her spunky attitude leaves little room for patience and understanding, but for what she lacks she makes up greatly for with her die-hard commitment and loyalty to her friends."

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Part 1: [link]
Part 2: You are here.
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: TBA
Part 5: TBA
Part 6: TBA

MLP Lauren Faust, Hasbro.
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:iconcake4fluttershy:
Cake4Fluttershy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Awesome! RB's new trick :D
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:iconcake4fluttershy:
Cake4Fluttershy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
RD, sorry XD mispell.
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:iconjasminexangel:
Jasminexangel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Um is it a dream?
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:icondrhikari:
DrHikari Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, I first thought she flew through a stone/rock and broke it. Now that I see it's a cloud...:(. Still 20% cooler
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:iconleyanikole:
leyanikole Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this should be in season 4 NOW
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:icondeceius:
Deceius Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved it, but it kinda hurt to smile at.
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:iconryu238:
ryu238 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Is she okay?
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:icontimstro59:
timstro59 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
*jaw drops and proceeds to snap off*
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:iconwhatever1702:
Whatever1702 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GO, RAINBOW!
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:icongreseres:
greseres Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn! That's pretty good.
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:iconx-i-l2048:
X-I-L2048 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one. Sort of melancholy, but sweet and awe-inspiring at the same time. :heart:
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:iconorhblin:
Orhblin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
words fail to express this. many times i have tried to write a comment that would justify this but it never sufficient. this is the kind of artwork i return to, the kind that make it shiver down my spine and keep me wake at night. I will not lie, it must be the THE biggest impact I've had from a deviation. it's dramatic, it rages in my mind and stay there. this may seam like a lot of sweet talk, maybe it is. but this artwork deserves no less.

Now I am at a loss for words. I fear I always will be.
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:iconephemurai:
Ephemurai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking and beautiful! Bravo my good sir, bravo!
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:iconryuclockwork:
RyuClockwork Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Amazing. I am really liking this series so far, especially your art and story style. It's very... different, almost surreal. Even though I seriously love your piece on Pinkie Pie, and at this point in time it is the most recent part that you've published, I'm choosing to comment on RD's because I can really identify with the inexplicable feeling of hopelessness that can often follow intense euphoria and triumph. You've depicted Dash in an incredibly admirable and honest way here. In spite of (or maybe because of) the fact that this is a side of her personality that we don't usually see in the show, it is a beautifully accurate picture of her nature and her character. (This applies to all of your Time Off pieces so far. I seriously can't decide which of the three is my favourite.)

Another thing: I really love the varying shades of sadness that have coloured all three of your pieces so far. It's a lot more pronounced in RD's and in Pinkie's, but I still see it - as a much more subtle tone - in Rarity's part. It's very affecting, and very beautiful.

I also reaaally like how you incorporated Fluttershy. The piece wouldn't be the same and wouldn't have as much impact as it did without Fluttershy and her reactions, I think.

(The only gripe I have for this piece is the font used for RD's thoughts, and that's just me being picky and it has nothing to do with your absolutely stunning art.)

Overall amazing; and that goes for all three parts of your Time Off series.

Jeez, I've really rambled on. Often I find myself not commenting on some artwork that I really like, but I just happened to have a lot to say for once on this particular series. In short, really great work.
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ExplosiveGent Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I appreciate your input and kind words. I'm working to get the next ones done along with juggling all of life and words like this really help lift the spirits. Thank you :)
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Rambopvp Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow Dash > Hurricane Sandy in this epic comic, amiright?
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:iconequigoyle:
equigoyle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Dashie is pushing it a tad too far once again.

But, hey, it's Dash!

Great work!
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SonicRainboom07 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
WOW! I was listening to music that went so well with this amazingly (gave me a big wow factor)!
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:iconrainbowdashrules42:
rainbowdashrules42 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
sonic rainbow spark
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:iconarkanrium:
Arkanrium Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
More awesome than a Sonic rainboom... a Lightning rainboom!
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shilvicthehedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Artist
Woah talk about determination
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iPan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Now that, is the definition of AWESSOME! The way you drew the sonic rain boom too look like lightning is amazing! So does this mean RD and Fluttershy's story intertwine?
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neoaustin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
... thats because it was lightning. she went so fast through that storm cloud that she gatthered alot of the electricity so when she achieved the boom it resulted in a rainbow lightning instead of the rainboom
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Ponyway Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoo-whee, what there is not to get? Rainbow Dash is a very goal orientated and competitive filly. She needs a goal in her life. At first, she's sad and depressed because she thinks she has already had it all. But RD never gives up. She shakes away the depressed feelings and puts her faith to test. And it works; a new dazzling move is made and in the end, burnt but content RD lies restfully knowing she hasn't reached her peak just yet. There is still something to work and hope for.
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ExplosiveGent Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Couldn't have put it better myself.
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Did she just attempt suicide? :fear:
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:iconexplosivegent:
ExplosiveGent Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Don't be silly, this is RD we're talking about. Read it again, try to see what she's seeking :)
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
But she says she's peaked. That usually means somebody's life may not get any better from that point to the person who's talking about it.
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ExplosiveGent Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
She feels as though she's peaked, but what do you suppose a person like RD would do if they wanted to do better? Better yet, what do you suppose she would do if someone else told her she couldn't do better?
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
She'd need to get help. Suicide is enough of a problem as it is, so we need to make sure it doesn't happen anymore.
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ExplosiveGent Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I'm afraid you're not seeing what's really happening. Reflect on RD's personality, and then try reading it again once you have a better understanding of her character :)
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
You mean she wants to do better than earlier but she doesn't know how?
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:iconneoaustin:
neoaustin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
ponies were saying that dash had peaked. that no matter how hard she tried she would never get any better. Dash probable knew that they were probable right, but being the stubborn pony she is she thought of a way to prove them, and herself wrong. Dash knew the danger but knew that if she didn't at least try then she would never be the same, so even though she was severely wounded she was happy because she did it and that meant she could still get better.
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chiadash22 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh is so awesome!
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StrongestInUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
duuuuuuuuude....:iconduuudeplz:
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TehSpriter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Amazing
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:iconbellum-civille:
Bellum-Civille Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Wow... everything in this is so awesome, from Fluttershy's reactions to the flippin' sonic lightning bolt!
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Nepetarocks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HOMYGOD!!!! I LOVE IT WHEN HER GOGGLES BREAK!! SOOO INTENCE!!! this is by far my favorate. did you see FlutterShy's face!! she was all like "woah" and RaindowDash was all like "yeah. pure awesome lives in me." I JUST LOVE IT!!! this is to cool.

....sorry. i love almost anything RD.
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:iconel-jorro:
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
The imagery of the artwork is amazing
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:iconjane-the-unknowing:
Jane-the-Unknowing Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Writer
Wow... just wow...
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:iconharukohoshiko:
HarukoHoshiko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wordless yet still tells an amzing story of an awesome pony. I'm not sure if it's good or bad that Fluttershy would never tell her what happened.
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:iconlonewhunt:
LoneWHunt Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What if they did this in the next season?
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:iconkim-fareseed:
Kim-Fareseed Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Wow, that take the Rainboom to new levels.
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:iconfenris-lupin:
Fenris-Lupin Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You just made me like Rainbow Dash. Now I know to take away from her, what she teaches, loyalty/dedication. Please keep up the amazing work.
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:iconbrianshrode72:
brianshrode72 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Did that falling sequence remind anybody else of the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender?
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:icondevildog3213:
devildog3213 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Wow....just wow! That is a beautiful piece of art!
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:iconnoahlankford:
Noahlankford Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Words cannot describe my love for this comic, so touching and amazing.
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:iconastral-spectrum:
Astral-Spectrum Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing. and so reletive.
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:iconflameshuken:
FlameShuken Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dude that panel where she's like a big glowing energy mass is epic o-o
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Sabathamk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
LOVING the rainbow lightning!
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