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Time Off: Threading the Arrow by ExplosiveGent Time Off: Threading the Arrow by ExplosiveGent
"Fabulous as she is generous, Rarity is the quintessential noble artist at heart, tirelessly seeking to reflect the true inner beauty from all things in life, be it from the ground, from her dresses, or from her friends."


Thus begins the Time Off Series. This series is a project I started in the Summer of 2011 that depicts what each of the main six from MLP FiM do in their time off, away from what they normally do. My goal with this project hopefully is to present each of the characters in a more introspective and personal light than in the show while still remaining faithful the show's tone. These comics rely primarily on visual story telling with little to no dialogue, mostly because I enjoy showing the story a lot more than telling it.


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

MLP Lauren Faust, Hasbro.
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DungeonBrony Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really amazing work.
Your art and your story are both expectional here :).
Cake4Fluttershy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Too great DX
ZDForrest Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Robin Hood, eat your heart out. 
zorkfox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is quite delightful! I love how she's still a perfectionist, and I think the use of force fields as a stand-in for a bow is quite brilliant on your part.
Ashoof Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
oh wow! what a wonderful comic! i REALLy like this! PLEASE! keep it up!
timstro59 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Rarity looks good with her mane that way.
chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my headcanon now - Rarity uses what is basically bow-sniper training for relaxing and meditation.
bico-kun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how her cutie mark glows when she releases. I suppose it makes sense since the arrows seem to be diamond-tipped. Her focused and worried expressions until she finally finishes her project, ending in an abrupt outburst of laughter, also reminds me of when I'm working on an important project. That feeling is captured so perfectly here.
Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
wow... I just saw this on pony comics.
I am in the middle of a fanfic writing that also features Rarity with bow and arrow the the bow and arrows she uses are heirlooms from ancient times.
ssj13samurai Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
This is one of my fave pics of Rarity and one of the reasons I like using her beauty in fics
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