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Age (In)appropriate (Part 4): Spike Vs. Caramel by Pony-Berserker Age (In)appropriate (Part 4): Spike Vs. Caramel by Pony-Berserker
UPDATE: I wanted to make an indirect reference to the Shining... but NO. It must be a direct quote. Fine! Here's Johnny now. I hope those who whined are happy now :P (plus Tea Love is now hissing. I forgot to add that speech bubble for some reason ^^;
:bulletred: Part 1: Age Appropriate: link
:bulletgreen: Part 2: Age (In)appropriate: Link
:bulletblue: Part 3: Age (In)appropriate: Love Gone Wrong: link
:bulletyellow: Part 4: You are here!
:bulletorange: Part 5: Age (In)appropriate: The Love Trap Link
:bulletpurple: Part 6: Age (In)appropriate (Part 6): A Faustian Bargain 
:bulletblack: Part 7: Coming soon! Watch me so you won't miss it!

Things escalate quickly. And might get out of hand, even if everything is seemingly under control.
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Well, I tried to make the layout of this comic look a bit more interesting. I hope I achieved what I wanted.
Special thanks to labba94 for his feedback on the pictures, and to VoidChicken, doubleWbrothers and alamais for pre-reading and putting up with me. You guys are awesome.
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Inked and colored in Artrage. Lettered in Inkscape. MLP and its characters belong to Hasbro.
If you translate or repost this comic, please link back here. You can't post it on DeviantArt. | 25/09/13 EQD post | Russian translation
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This was my entry for a contest organized by My-Little-Comics group, and I won the contest ^^
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:iconfrozenstarshimmer:
FrozenStarShimmer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spike is SSSOOOO Yandere ! ^^

"Here is Johnny !" Classic ^^
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:iconnightgazer-starlight:
You know Spike, you didn't have to do any of that since Caramel is gay.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only in some weird fan theories. He has a GF in the show. And he was trying to get one in this comic as well.
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Mixedawesome Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Not to be "that guy" but how is he alive!
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a comic. No need to overthink this :P
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:iconmixedawesome:
Mixedawesome Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Fair enough
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:iconstellanora:
StellaNora Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student
When there was a sewed version of Caramel i thought he killed him until he took of the mask xD
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ThunderColt1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Spike is like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
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:iconnewtry13:
newtry13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Couldn't help but notice that Spike is getting better at taking more brutal measures while maintaining innocence. Especially from his interaction with Twilight in the middle panel, he'd have to get good at reading people, and know how to adapt, in order to keep doing so. 

This approach actually reminds me a lot of the ones taken by Queen Chrysalis. That, and chances are that (particularly in learning how to adapt with which approaches are too far and within some degree of control, and learning how to read people), Chrysalis had similar experiences. Can't help but wonder how Spike would react to an impressed changeling revealing that he/she has been watching him and thinks he can make a valuable contribution towards Chrysalis (err... still trying to figure out why the changelings need to be evil instead of neutral though). 

Anywho... theories aside, you have very dynamic character expressions in your work in general, and a good eye for detail in the backgrounds (like the fact that the bushes don't look mashed together but are instead well placed). 
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spike as a changeling? Interesting comparison =P

And thank you! :)
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:iconnewtry13:
newtry13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
You're welcome. 
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:iconilovesallyacorn:
ilovesallyacorn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH,JOHNNY-CARAMEL OR WHO IS THAT STOP!
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DanvilleBengal Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
anyone think that all would be avoided if Rarity just started out in the open and told spike:

1/ that his crush on her has to end, it will never happen because he is a baby dragon, and to twist the knife, he is just a child and that he needs to play with somepony his own age,

2/that she is somewhat savvy enough that she knows Spike is purposely sabotaging her dates with other stallions; and

3/  kindly tell him that Sweetie Belle has a crush on him, and even though she knows that it will not last because they are too young to understand love like adults can (hah, that's a load, Rarity the hypocrite),  he should use his effort away from trying to woo her and get Sweetie Bell or some other filly.  Obviously some filly (or mare, if she is willing to wait a little while for him to grow up) will catch his eye and would give him the attention he deserves that Rarity will obviously (and mercifully in her eyes) refuse to give.


....can't help it, can't stand Rarity with someone else, even if Spike's a kid and it's obvious that it wouldn't happen and it would be better to hook up with somepony or somefilly else.     (I will always root for the underdog,  there is too much IRL where said underdog is swept under the rug, I believe in that saying of every dog having his day, and I believe Spike hasn't had his day in the sun---maybe it already has, and he missed it)  I know,  it's childish, let it go.   Flame if you want.  It's just what I feel.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But if Rarity did all of that, that comic would inevitably end sooner than it is now! D:
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DanvilleBengal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
never said that my previous comment made sense.....:iconsweatdropplz:


I am also well aware of the trope were characters are blissfully ignorant of what is seems to be obvious to the audience, and that if the characters in a story are able to see the white elephant in the room as the audience can, then the story be adversly and fatally affected.  So for the sake of the story, we have to have own own lampshade and just move on.  Nothing to see here....**whistles**

You can ignore the rant at your leisure.  Shouldn't have said it in the first place, but it's out now.  I have to take responsibility for my words.
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm... why would I be angry about your first comment? Technically you are right, but everything in this comic is made for the sake of (black) comedy and characters are just flanderized, that's all. And your comment was written politely, I didn't even get a feeling it was supposed to be a rant.
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DanvilleBengal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I have a chronic case of fist-in-mouth disease.  Basically I tend to say what is on my mind at that point, without any filter or censorship. :iconsweatdropplz:   Then later after I have seen what the point of the image is all about, I tend to have to apologize on behalf on myself to all that may be insulted or otherwise offended by what I had written in its raw uncensored form.

I truly understand that everyone isn't hooked or like the same thing.  That's awesome--it makes everyone unique and interesting.  But sometimes I have to remind myself that even though my opinion is different to someone else's,  I should be mature enough to just let things go.  Love and tolerance, right?

And for the record, black comedy is sinfully hilarious!! :iconpinkiepielaughplz:  I respect that you have the balls to draw things like that,  the provebial middle finger to what people say is proper.  Keep on doing what you do.
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TheDrSmiley Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
xD you are way to good ^^
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Oh my god, these are hilarious.
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:iconnonimportante:
nonimportante Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
you are delightfully twisted.
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:iconthe-swedish-brony:
THE-SWEDISH-BRONY Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
holy shit i like these comics
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royal-phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
age inappropriate........?
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:iconncbrony:
NCbrony Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Reference to the shining in a well done fashion?? you my good sir are good at this.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh, thanks =P
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williameister1933 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
did thunderlane got to death row
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pinkie Pie, Barrister-at-law by Pony-Berserker look for background details in this comic and you will find out the answer.
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Vatobot17 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Lol Spike brushing Sweetie Belle's tail.
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:iconlordelliott:
lordelliott Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I don't get why Sweetie is suddenly in on Spike's plans.
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He just told her off-screen :P
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:iconlordelliott:
lordelliott Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Was it in one of your other comics, like how Roid Rage (or whatever) went to prison? :O_o:
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they had been sitting in the club for a while when the scene moved there. it's assumed they had talked for a while until then. you can't show every single thing in a comic. I thought the conversation makes it pretty clear :P You are the first one to ask about it.
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lordelliott Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
lol, ok I suppose.  I'm just the kind of person who doesn't like to assume things.  I follow the ass-u-me convention, see? =P

Really though, Sweetie just accepted that Spike wants to get ponies "out of the way ;)" so he can get her sister Rarity??  Wouldn't Sweetie be upset and at least miffed since Spike mislead her into thinking he liked her, not Rarity? :O_o:  Or did Spike lie to her?  Is she just so air-headed that she forgot about Spike and is now into Thunderlane?! :O  All that seems worthy of a few panels of dialog at least.  (I know it's a little late. :shrug:)
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Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in previoius part (2) he told her that sharing is caring so she (and apparently he) can like several ponies at the same time :P
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:iconlordelliott:
lordelliott Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Ah!  I see.  So he's turning Sweetie into a swinger. :XD:  Thanks for explaining things.
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MuddyFudger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Shining lol
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ShootingFeather Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Dat Twilight face! :laughinng:
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ScarletandLunaRcool Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

*iconlaughingplz

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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Caramel... YOu not dead! Yay! My dreams of fluttershyXCaramel are... *ahem* ignore that.
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Zabilac Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I really, really, really hope Spike gets his comeuppance for all the stuff he's pulled by the end of this comic. That being said, a wonderful comic! ^_^
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lovelyhearts44 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
LOL! This comic is amazing!
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:iconknightr33:
knightr33 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
doesn't caramel already have a GF errr marefriend?
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Couldn't he break up with her, or crave for a better one? :P it wasn't his wife O.o
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Yeah an he could of.    ... oh well :la:
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ProwerPowertotheMax4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrebron-y:
Rebron-y Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is mega-dark.....7`
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gumballkitty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Its nice to no that Comic-Spike has some remorse for his actions:) (Smile) 
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:iconreceesebits:
ReceeseBits Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Sweetie Belle called him Thunderlane
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You didn't read previous parts, did you?
Anyway - you think you found a mistake, but it's not the case. Trust me.
(Besides, she holds a pony figure of Thunderlane)
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ReceeseBits Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I know just after this one I read another one with thunderlane being accused of being a perv (because of Spike). So yeah sorry about that.
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