049 - The Flank Anomaly (5)

August has been a slow month for ATHEWM.
I'm just going to upload the page here and pretend nothing happened.
Yep, I'll do that.
No delays, nope.

At least I've been drawing some pony related thing. Here I have 30 pony drawings this August thanks to the EqD Training Grounds.

With Season 3 closer and closer every day, it's becoming clear that this story won't be finished before it starts. So when that happens we'll have our weekly comic strips with random jokes back, and sometimes a new page of the story will pop up in between.

When that happens, I'll do some trick to have them separated in archives so the story can be read without the random jokes inserted between pages. But it's soon for that.
2012-09-02 17:20:00


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FriKitty
Uy sí, pobre Derpy... xD
2012-09-02 17:59:08
Def.X
Se me saltan las lágrimas viendo a la pobre Derpy así...
2012-09-02 18:01:18
01xander
don't leave your farm apple jack!!!!!!
2012-09-02 18:03:50
Nicolas Nonexist
sooo that's what applejack really wants to do...
i knew it
2012-09-02 18:05:18
Bensaret
Little known fact: Derpy's bubble powers save Ponyville from utter destruction at least twice a day @_@!
2012-09-02 18:15:25
Jin
Ohhh boy! where's aj off to?
2012-09-02 18:32:50
derpy doo!!
I LOVE THE FLANK ANOMALY!!!!!!!!!
2012-09-02 18:33:07
IrRESPondible
Well... we're screwed...
2012-09-02 19:06:07
Pink Champagne
I guess it's back to sorting cherries for Applejack.
2012-09-02 20:06:27
artemis3120
Yaaaaaay, update!! :D
2012-09-02 20:11:24
Maxine
Oh god not AGAIN!!!!!
2012-09-02 20:11:29
mariods
¡Derpy no puede burbujear! D:
Y expresión final de Rarity. XD
2012-09-02 21:13:41
-Berserker-
Esperaba esto con ansias. Supongo que las CMC van a salvar el dia.
2012-09-02 22:45:23
Octavia
The panel with Derpy had me laughing pretty good.

And oh no, Applejack! It's The Last Roundup all over again!
2012-09-03 00:40:08
Ara93
Well thats how she got her cutie mark after all v_v
2012-09-03 05:09:26
Qin el Kirin
Por fin como te tardas XD.

At last, you take so long XD.
2012-09-03 05:20:27
First let me say that the facial expressions in this comic continue to be amazing!

However, you really should get someone to proofread your dialogue before filling in the speech balloons. There are so many simple mistakes that they are difficult to ignore.
2012-09-03 10:50:30
Fadri
Can you point them, please?
2012-09-03 12:22:19
Lyon
Noooo, no el talento de Derpy¡
Lo que le destacaba era su errrrrr.....
burbujeante personalidad?
2012-09-03 21:49:08
Blue Breeze
I CAN'T BUBBLE!
2012-09-03 22:40:17
itzia art
YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS A NEW ONE YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
2012-09-03 22:45:42
Master Graveheart
A.J. not only lost her cutie mark, but within that cutie mark was filled her feelings for her family and Sweet Apple Acres... Very nice of you to remember that.

...NOOOO, APPLEJACK, DON'T GOOOO!!! ;_;
2012-09-03 23:08:55
D. Shadows
Fluttershy is the evil enchantress... without her army of animals to make her calm and collected she loses it.
2012-09-04 00:14:14
Link&pikachu64
Holy Hyrule I hope rainbowdash do the sonicrainboom and some find out who did this Flank Anomaly...
2012-09-04 23:06:00
Dans
I can't bubble!
2012-09-04 23:21:34
Haidere678
No Applejack, what are you doing?!
2012-09-04 23:35:18
Doctress Whooves
Don't tell me you're moving to Manehattan again, Applejack?
2012-09-05 00:06:13
PPI
Yay, an update!

"I can't bubble." XD
2012-09-05 00:31:11
It's how applejack hit her first cutie mark people! It's probably just AJ trying to reearn their cutie mark
2012-09-05 00:47:07
Animegx43
I actually expected Derpy to act smart.

Oh well. Evil Fluttershy. WIN!
2012-09-05 01:04:17
lol @ derpy "i can't bubble"
it's okay derpy, we still love you
2012-09-05 01:19:25
Agile Flourish
their teeth creep me out a bit...
2012-09-05 02:08:16
The Still Great and Powerful Trixie
*laughing flank off*
2012-09-05 02:51:34
Artista-AF
entonces el talento de Derpy is burbujear? como mierda funciona eso! XD
2012-09-05 03:49:01
pixarpal95
poor derpy can't...bubble..
2012-09-05 03:56:09
pixarpal95
poor derpy can't...bubble..
2012-09-05 03:56:19
Alex Warlorn
Okay, so AJ's PERSONALITY is being affected by the loss of her Apple cutie mark is now beelining to Manehatten to try and get an orange one this time?
2012-09-05 04:11:59
BigMac101
Mother of Celestia. I thought that we would get to know who the culprit behind all of this chaos is, but noooooo, they absolutely have to pull the unveiling out.
2012-09-05 06:37:36
Time for Pinky to earn her Butchery Cutie Mark.
2012-09-05 07:37:32
Smartass
Those are not bubbles on Derpy's flank - they are bubblewrap and they indicate the fact that Derpy works in delivery and she is packaging stuff with bubblewrap - This is straight from her creator!
2012-09-05 08:21:57
Sonicsuns
lol Derpy =)
2012-09-06 00:24:32
JP
HOW DO I BUBBLE!?
2012-09-06 03:46:08
Jon
I yayed when Fluttershy rages. AJ is going to party every day now. Buck work!
2012-09-06 06:09:36
Jawmax
I like the Flank Anomaly. I have been writing a simular story but takes place just after the Crusaders get thier marks.
2012-09-06 15:33:20
Apple Bloom
Don't leave applejack!
2012-09-07 03:24:44
@Fadri: These are the edits I would suggest.

Panel 1: Rarity: Everypony really is losing their talents. This is terrible!

Panel 3: Rainbow Dash: I don't care if I have a cutie mark or not!

Panel 4: Rarity: Taking care of animals means everything to her. The poor girl must be curled up in a ball, crying!

Panel 8: Sweetie Belle: Everypony tells us to patiently wait for our cutie marks. But now that their cutie marks are missing, the grownups are desperate to have them back.

Scootaloo: Even the ponies that rarely use their talents are acting crazy!

Panel 10: Rarity: I must dowse for some gems. Then my cutie mark is sure to return.

Panel 11: Applejack: Howdy Rarity!

Rarity: You look... elated. How are you taking this whole cutie mark business, dear?

Panel 12: Applejack: Ah reckon ah'm managin' well.
2012-09-08 13:11:23
Millennial Dan
BUBBLE POWERS GONE? THIS IS TERRIBLE!
2012-09-09 21:05:25
zefiro
that could be a great episode in the real serie
2012-09-10 03:16:49
drsonic1
I really like the comics, I do. But I have a problem.

It seems like the story isn't going anywhere. Sure, they've learned all their cutie marks AND talents are disappearing, but all in all, nothing is happening.
2012-09-10 03:57:57
itzia art
I CANT BUBBLE.LOVE IT
2012-09-10 23:19:21
RaptorCalloftheShadows
Uh oh. Am I the only who noticed Pinky's going full-on Cupcakes-hair? :|
2012-09-11 06:40:43
itzia art
nope i noticed it to.watch out rainbow dash
2012-09-11 15:48:36
Alexi
I can't wait till the next update. I just discovered this site thru Equestria Daily. How often do you update?
2012-09-13 05:54:45
Shudderbrush
Hunh. Applejack never actually displayed any talent to earn her cutie-mark. Instead, she got it when she decided she wanted to stay and work at Sweet Apple Acres. So, if that is the part of her that has been removed ... oh dear. I suppose that IS what would happen.
2012-09-14 21:33:18
NyanCat
First thought: Every blankflank will get their cutie marks.
2012-09-14 23:43:13
FlutterShy fan 101
no! don't leave your family Applejack! when is the next page? lol
2012-09-15 04:28:25
derpyhoves
Hint: Remember the Cutie Mark Chronicles?
2012-09-15 22:36:46
derp
Everpony.
2012-09-15 22:39:55
Jayessell
What could be worse than not having Cutie Marks?
Getting the wrong ones when they reappear!
2012-09-17 01:51:51
Shidoshi
Poor Derpy can't bubble, whatever that is.
2012-09-17 06:39:46
Dest
Wear is the new installment!!!
2012-09-17 11:47:45
bleh-bleh-bleh
omg! season 3 is coming, and the FLANK ANOMALY is still going! what are you going to do?
2012-09-17 23:43:53
Arcane Wind
Can't wait for the next one!
2012-09-18 03:04:48
I CAN'T BUBBLE. Derpy is best pony
2012-09-20 04:55:14
RaptorCalloftheShadows
@Jayessell:

OMG. This. THIS. :D The ideas... Applejack? Give her CHERRIES, ship her back to the West! :D Rarity? ...TOM THE ROCK as a cutiemark. Big Mac: Mare's Lingerie. The madness potential is LIMITLESS~!
2012-09-20 06:41:25
It's the last roundup all over again...
2012-09-23 07:44:19
DARK DERPY
OH NOS! IT'S DERPY 101 ALL OVER AGAIN
2012-09-23 17:17:59
Fluttershy
YOU FEEBLE CRITTERS! OBEY MY COMMANDS!
2012-09-23 19:59:25
RaptorCalloftheShadows
*in the Scout's voice from Team Fortress 2* Need an update here!
2012-09-24 00:52:11
RaptorCalloftheShadows
Still need an update here! ;_;?
2012-09-26 23:58:45
Tom
You still making your comic! :/ Yay indeed
2012-09-27 08:53:53
itzia art
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE come on chant with me everypony UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE etc...
2012-09-27 16:00:25
Bronxkidd
Take as long as you Need Fadri, a Web-Comic of Such Quality Art and Comedy is worth waiting for.
Don't let those who may be inconsiderate or rude rush your genius!
2012-09-28 00:37:58
scoot - scoot - aloo
FLUDERSHY!!!!!???????!
2012-09-28 04:18:28
RaptorCalloftheShadows
D: *is not trying to be rude/inconsiderate. Is just eager for update. Is one of my favorite comics!* ;_;
2012-09-28 15:17:38
scoot - scoot - aloo
FLUDERSHY!!!!!???????!
2012-09-29 01:51:25
Bane
Errmerrgerrd moar
2012-09-29 07:40:12
Pinkie Pie
I LOST MY TALENT? NOOOOO!
NOW NOPONY WILL COME TO MY PARTIES!
2012-09-29 19:27:38
RaptorCalloftheShadows
*hugs for Pinkie. Also, very casually and carefully ensures she's -not armed-* It's ok, Pinkie. I'm sure yall will find 'em again. Or even find new ones. ^^;
2012-09-30 13:25:24
Zach
ATHEWM WHY U NO MAKE NEXT PART YET?!
2012-10-01 20:29:31
RaptorCalloftheShadows
Still Desperate for an update here! @_@

Without an update Derpy will NEVER BUBBLE AGAIN.

Please, won't you think of the Derpy? ( 9_6 /)
2012-10-04 03:35:06
81@NKP0N3
MAKE AN UPDATE! Seriously, I'm starting to ge annoyed!
2012-10-04 13:18:11
RaptorCalloftheShadows
81@NKP0N3:

Eh, no need for -that-, yo... Author just takes a -looooong- time between updates. I badly want the next update myself, as my last few posts have shown. But can we try to keep the pressuring to ... mild? @_o;
2012-10-04 18:51:34
Renee Campbell Wright
LOL xD applejack your crazy your gonna do that again to get your cutie mark back and sweetiebelle and scootalo your right!
2012-10-06 03:40:40
Kahran042
So...is this like reverse Cutie Pox?
2012-10-07 12:38:39
SalaComMander
Poor Derpy...
2012-10-07 20:14:58
Scott
NOOOOOOO!!! Derpy can't bubble!!! I just want to hug her!!!
2012-10-08 06:08:53
Scott
Please continue this comic!!! It's one of my favorites!!! We MUST find out if Derpy will ever bubble again!!!
2012-10-08 06:10:24
Neighsayer
* waits *
2012-10-08 18:50:43
RaptorCalloftheShadows
*donates a bottle of wine to Derpy* It's not a bubbly cutie mark, but ... it is bubbly :C *also, brushie brushie* Hopefully this will tide you over until the comic resumes...
2012-10-09 00:23:32
itzia art
*waits 5 weeks*
2012-10-09 00:36:36
Bubble
NOO! DERPY CAN'T BUBBLE?!?! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?!?! No i'm seriously asking cuz i don't :(
2012-12-30 20:52:57
Goth Guru
Is it like Spongebob blows bubbles? Give Derpy some bubble soap and a wand.
2013-01-01 08:43:06
im confused rainbow dash never failed at a trick in this comic
2013-01-01 20:37:14

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