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Tanks For Nothing by Pony-Berserker Tanks For Nothing by Pony-Berserker
This comic is an unholy mistake of someone maddened by isolation, an evil creation that could not be undone.

So, I've heard some people didn't understand that the hibernation was a metaphor* of death. Yes, it was an Y-rated episode about a dying pet, and that's why Rainbow went insane about it. Hopefully, now it's obvious to everyone.

* - apparently, judging by comments, some people also don't know what a metaphor is =P

As always, thanks to :iconmidnight--blaze: for advice.

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:iconchica123456:
chica123456 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
that's why i hate FS
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Hibernation is a horrible metaphor for death.  The hibernating come back.  The dead don't.
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SedaFox Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Aw.. poor Rainbow Dash...
Rainbow Dash Crying icon by coconuts777
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Other than that reptiles don't hibernate, they brumate - both being a form of dormancy.
Thus brumation is similar to hibernation but there are small differences. :D
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I never had this point of view.
I know it's a cartoon and everything gets revived eventually.
But I still will ask, tank still had appearances afterwards, right?

Considering this point of view the episode suddenly has much more content and context. :wow:

Also nice how you show RD not being homosexual as quite some people assume. :D
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Alexsi-Zyr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
I think the reluctance to accept the hibernation in that episode as a metaphor for death is because it would be an incredibly incompetent one if it was. Like, it's either an okay episode of sharply limited relevance about pet care or an almost painfully inept episode about death; I know which one I'd prefer.
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MercenaryMaster Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student Artist
Oh gosh That is so messed up...  I LOVE IT!!!
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:iconlumonyx:
Lumonyx Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw that picture of Soarin

u sneaky
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:iconblackdashyfan81:
blackdashyfan81 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
what:o (Eek) 
u mad?
EQG Rainbow Dash U Mad? Plz 
yes i mad!
MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Angry Mad Upset 
not bad dark/sad but, not bad.
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cartoon-girl-2010 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Maybe it was a metaphor in the show but some species of turtles and tortoises actually hibernate and since Dash is a first timer to having a pet she didn't understand that...especially since none of the other pets did anything but stay with their ponies (though Gummy could also if Pinkie didn't keep him warm since he's coldblooded)
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:iconpony-berserker:
Pony-Berserker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're in denial =P
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:iconcartoon-girl-2010:
cartoon-girl-2010 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Whatever :P
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:iconj-blaze1:
J-Blaze1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what do you mean I have Fluttershy's blood on my hands?
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:iconsuperjordanblast:
SuperJordanBlast Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
.. TIME FOR CUPCAKES

* gos to pinkie * don't do RD Do Flutter
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:iconflareemerald77:
FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You aren't helping Fluttershy! -_-
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:iconglitchygabriel:
GlitchyGabriel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ever since that moment, The others haven't really talked to Fluttershy lately...
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:iconnewflutterpie:
newflutterpie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it was a metaphor for death just because '5 stages' and 'they can't show death its Y-7'. But funny comic (kinda) nonetheless.
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YoungFoxy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Problem is Tank looks like he is indeed at the last year of his life, plus, Turtles, and any other animal who hibernates, they dont get tired, they just go straight into hibernation to survive the winter, sorrry to say but, he's right, it is a metaphor for death because 1. animals dont get tired when they are about to hibernate, 2. Tank looked like he was on his last year, i mean, he looks one hundred, 3. RD did go through the 5 stages, Denial is shown when RD doesnt know what hibernation is and has trouble sayign the word, even know she should know what it is, Anger is shown when she well, gets angry at her friends, she Bargains when she tries to stop winter, she gets Depressed when she fails, I mean did you see her crying, and finally Acceptance, when she finally decides to let Tank "Hibernate" so yeah, sorry to say but, you were wrong, also the show is TV Y, not Y-7
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newflutterpie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
1. I didn't say she didn't go through the 5 stages.

2. Are you a writer? No. Nobody knows what the writers wanted except the writers.

3. I know the episodes aren't exactly chronological, but Tank is seen in a later episode, isn't he?

4. Even if the show is just "TV-Y" they wouldn't outright kill a character like Tank.

5. I'm pretty sure all tortoises have wrinkles. Besides, tortoises live up to around 150 years.

6. Reminder this is a show for kids. If they didn't show Tank getting tired, it would make kids think he was dead anyway.

7. If Tank didn't show moments of being tired, this episode wouldn't exist. Reminder that Rainbow needed Fluttershy to tell her what was going on. If the writers showed him just going into hibernation, guess what? Kids would be devastated because they thought it meant Tank was dead. Rainbow wouldn't have even gone through all the stages. She would've just skipped to depressed. She wouldn't have known that tortoises hibernate, so she wouldn't have a reason to deny that he was dead.
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YoungFoxy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
1. Turtles dont yawn
2. If they can EXPLODE SOMBRA INTO PIECES, then they can kill Tank
3. Tank isnt seen in a later episode, heck i've watched all of season 5 and most of 6 and i havent seen him once
4. Sure Tortoises hibernate, but i dont care if it's a magical kids show, Turtles do infact bury themselves before they die
5. If Tank did indeed hibernate then why isnt he seen in any episodes after this
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newflutterpie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
1. *Tortoises. And they do yawn: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvyHhd…;.

2. Even if they exploded Sombra, he wasn't that important. Tank's a pet of one of the main characters. He's rather important.

3. "Tanks for the Memories" came before "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?". Rainbow is cleaning Tank in the latter. You must've forgotten.

4. Read this: Tortoises hibernate during winter months, which means they need a safe, warm and dry place to literally "hole up" in until spring. A burrow meets all these requirements. He doesn't have to worry about predators catching him sleeping, the underground space stays warm enough to keep him from freezing to death, and runoff from rain and snow doesn't flow into a properly built burrow. That proves they also dig in order to hibernate. So it doesn't mean "he's dead."

5. Look at point 3.
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LetsFlyTWA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Mario Swag Icon Oh snap
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arthurxfrancine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah ALOT of viewers did not take note that Tank was going to a "better place" so to speak.
Fluttershy in this version simply told her the truth..
Lol at pinkie in the wall, those eyes..eek
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Supafoxxeh Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't notice Pinkie until now.
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:iconarthurxfrancine:
arthurxfrancine Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
heehee she is just in the back of the wall...
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:icongalaxygal-11:
GalaxyGal-11 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Awwwwwww, the feels
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guardmn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Now all the girls can give Fluttershy a gift..........A BEATDOWN.
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:iconploto87:
ploto87 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I see Pinkie Pie in the first panel!
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:iconxxrosettacookiexx:
xXRosettaCookieXx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yep how cute that is


Poff!
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:iconploto87:
ploto87 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poff!
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:iconelsa-does-minecraft:
Elsa-Does-Minecraft Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
FLUTTERSHY WHY!!!
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:iconrubye402:
Rubye402 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Nor did I Twilight. Nor did I. >.>
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:iconbubblegumdove:
Bubblegumdove Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Does. thiS pain (in my sides) ever go away?
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:iconsoarindash10:
Soarindash10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
OMG SOARIN! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! I LOVE IT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH... AND IT HAS HARTS! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... SOARINDASH!
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Rainbows-In-Reality Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
IKR I NOTCIED THAT AS WELL SO FUNNY
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:iconelsa-does-minecraft:
Elsa-Does-Minecraft Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Either I just feel whatever rainbow dash feels or I'm a cry bab, but why did watching the actual episode make me burst into tears?
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:iconponypal155:
ponypal155 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Filmographer
if you want imformation, dont ask fluttershy
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:iconrbdoucette:
RBDoucette Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
LMAO!!! :D  "Trollshy"?
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:iconaljicat:
AljiCat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Student Artist
WTF??!! Fluttershy? :icondafuqplz:
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:iconresidentsmile:
residentsmile Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
How else can they lay their eggs or hibernate?
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:iconaljicat:
AljiCat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Student Artist
Hhhmmmm... good point
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:iconresidentsmile:
residentsmile Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
The sea turtles are well known for that.
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:iconspikestormify:
spikestormify Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Wait....tortoises bury themselves?
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:iconzanarnaryon:
ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pegasi security sux
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:iconrtdk:
RtDK Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
DAMN, FLUTTERSHY! BEDSIDE MANNERS, MUCH?! I think I've fainted. 
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SnivyWorld64 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
- FIRERAGE - (Snivy): DAMMIT, FLUTTERSHY! YOU'RE A SICK B(nope)TCH!!!

*Fluttershy cries*

Flutter fan 1: YOU MADE HER CRY!

*everyone's trying to hunt me*

(Snivy): .......s(nope)t o3o
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JAZRA Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Actually I am a FluttershyFan but now....*gets a gun with Fluttershy stickers on it* I have to kill u... Sorry man... :tatatatatatatatatata: 
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SnivyWorld64 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Don't cry tomatoes :tatatatatatatatatata: 
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