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Starting Out by Astalakio Starting Out by Astalakio
The beginning of a journey is sometimes the hardest...

Just a stupid little comic thing to get back into practice with sequential art. It takes a lot longer than I remember! I do maintain that it's one of the best methods to get better at drawing fast though. It's like, high-pressure, you know?

I know it's a lot of work for a relatively flat joke, but it was more for art practice anyway :P

EDIT: There! Fixed the you-know-whats! Now all you people who commented about it below are going to look crazy! That was totally my plan all along! Mwa-ha-ha!

Seriously though, thanks everpony for all the attention and feedback - even if you just commented to point out an error :P

This is my first ever pony comic, and my first ever comic strip, and my first bit of sequential art in over a year, so don't worry - they will get better ;)
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:icondorkifiedness:
dorkifiedness Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And of course being the doctor he is willing to push it for the one*cough* Derpy *cough* he loves
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DoodleTheDemon89 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL
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:iconnewsketches:
newsketches Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I get it you cant get in with hooves
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:iconjoeywaggoner:
JoeyWaggoner Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artist
LOL
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:iconlordgala:
lordgala Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
LOL
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
you can bring the master back X)
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:iconspykrueger:
SpyKrueger Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
...
*Walks out of view then laughs uncontrollably*
*Stops then sits back down*
Not bad...
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:iconlazyd3vil:
lazyd3vil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
neatly done! Also, the story is pretty good too. If they're really in a different dimension, then the Tardis won't have any fuel
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:iconderf13:
derf13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
as far as people still read fanfictions
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:iconvampirenerd13:
VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft XD THis made me giggle. Especially because I read it in the Doctor's voice xD Why can I totally see this happeneing if the TARDIS broke down? XD
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:iconeostrecalliope:
eostrecalliope Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Hee hee! Wonderful little comic!
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:iconanname219:
anname219 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That ending killed me :D
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:iconrainico:
Rainico Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I agree with both.
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:iconannehairball:
AnneHairball Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Exellent.
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:iconrgb64:
RGB64 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
:icondashlolplz:
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:icongoldenzeal:
goldenzeal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
:icontrollestiaplz:
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:iconcahunter:
CAHunter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice comic.
Funny, he can change from a earth pony to a pegasus and even change sex.
But he can't move his tardis alone eh? :P
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:iconcheshiredeathcat:
cheshiredeathcat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww it's cute^_^ good job~
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:iconlolke12:
lolke12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
face palm XD
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:iconanimefreak551:
AnimeFreak551 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
OMG! I love The Tardis! That is cool beyond belief! I can't belive somepony would put the TARDIS on here! So cool!
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:iconkikibunny0:
kikibunny0 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:laplz:
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:iconlioru92:
Lioru92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconduder-skanks:
Duder-Skanks Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconojnax:
Ojnax Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This is awesome XD

I'm pretty sure people pointed out the copy-and-paste, which Is something you really should avoid, as it distracts a bit. Otherwise, very good piece. I love the way you draw the ponies, there rather well colored, and the joke was pretty good.

I'm really surprised actually that this is your first comic strip, I actually didn't even read that until I was half way through commenting. ^^; my first few comic's were no where near this good (in fact. My current ones don't fair much better ._.; Filled with terribly inside jokes.)
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, yeah, I'll avoid the copy paste in future... I guess this was a more lazy one just to ease myself back into the process ^_^
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:iconojnax:
Ojnax Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
^^ Like I said, its completly understandable. I use to do it all the time, I have to force myself not a lot. Comics are hard because they tend to be tedious. Like I said, this is really good for a first one.
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TarriPup Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Will we ever have time to get our final affairs in order before the universe is destroyed again?
...or if that happens, will it mean I will never have typed this reply?
Perhaps I haven't typed it, yet in the destruction of time exists this little paradox, where time-space was destroyed long ago, yet is being destroyed similtaneously across time from beginning to end, thus this moment exists, yet does not, for it must to be destroyed, yet has been destroyed long past, yet the past never existed, thus this post never happened, yet it did...
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
:DerpyShrugPlz:
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:icontarripup:
TarriPup Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...you might have to put "icon" in front of the D, which became a smiley.. something like :iconderpyshrugplz:
..did that work? =P
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes. Yes it did :P

Well, learn something new every day, right?
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:icontarripup:
TarriPup Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Exactly!! :dummy:
Usually with emoticons like that one, you have to have the word "icon" first, just like how you have to have it if you wanna put your own DA icon in conversation, like this: :iconastalakio: :la:
So : iconpinkiepieplz : (just remove the spaces) will give you :iconpinkiepieplz:!! :la:
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
OR just 'Lolwhut?' would probably suffice. That'll teach me to try and be clever and insert one of those fancy icon doohickeys.
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:icontheoldhorse:
theoldhorse Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
haha, well if you find a hill downwards of corse quite far
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:iconnorcon72:
Norcon72 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love Doctor Whooves
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:iconevilhumour-author:
Evilhumour-Author Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute!
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:iconshirokou:
Shirokou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I just love the idea of Doctor Whooves and Derpy making a TARDIS on wheels as foals and just spinning around Ponyville and having play adventures.

It's even better if they're adults and they just whiz about all Equestria. XD.

~*KA*~
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love the way you draw Derpy. :3
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
,,Dr Whooves, how does it feel to get copy-pasted twice..?"
,,You're not better Derpy, those slight changes here and there can't and won't hide your plight that is so similar to my own in that very aspect. Meanwhile, let's draw our attention away from our plight - to that mystical change in the direction of the wind."
,,You mean that cloud? But is it... I mean... really... wait, I can fel it - indeed! Even my bubbles acquired fresh contour from that odd meteorological phenomenon!"
,,The wind... The contour... The odd stillness of similarities... Derpy - I am not quite sure right now what this all might mean, but - for our own safety - I think we should hurry into the Tardis immediately!"
,,You're right, Doctor - we can't leave it floating over that grass forever! Also..."
,,Yes? What is it?"
,,...any chance of some muffins inside..? I'm hungry..."
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice, man, nice.

I see you've done lots of comics of your own for me to learn from though, so at least I'll have that chance to improve, right?
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Oh come on, I'm a nitpicker, that's just what I am ;). No offense was intended. And yes, I'm not yet much of a successful drawer myself and pretty much all I do here is playing the role of a eunuch critic ;p.

The fact that this comic is great is obvious; the little inconsistencies within it - just an extra opportunity for Fun ^^.

Oh, and on the sidenote, I sure will whop your mind with my debut comic... errrr...... Somewhere in the future. Yes. Just you wait! ;P
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Alright. Just be aware that your critisism hurts.

It's one thing giving constructive points for improvement alongside maybe a little comment saying what you did do well, and totally another to just make the artwork that I spent hours working on into a joke at my expense.

And it's not that I don't take your points, and that I won't work on them in future deviations. It's just the WAY you put it, you know?
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
...b-but I wanted to just be humorous and turn a usual boring comment into a friendly joke...

:iconsadderpyplz:...and now I'm sincerely sad that I made you sad.
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, it's alright. Now that I know you weren't trying to be spiteful or anything, I'm sure we'll be fine. I'm one for forgiving and forgetting, anyway :P

But just so you know, if you'd simply put 'I like this, but there are some inconsistencies that I could point out...' and THEN your dialogue, I probably wouldn't have taken it as antagonistic at all. It's just that it was all negative.

But like I said, I'm cool to move on and be friends if you are ^_^
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Nouthriss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Yes, you're right - I should've added something to make it sound more friendly.

I support the proposal of friendship with all my sleepy hooves currently unable to come up with any other nice thing to write.
I hate being sleepy.

That said, you're on my watchlist anyway - I don't let go of such nice pony artists once I stumble upon them ;)
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:iconastalakio:
Astalakio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Alrighy, well that's that then. Friends is friends ^_^
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:iconwessonic:
wessonic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Error: Top of TARDIS is broken.
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:iconzyrin:
zyrin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I half expected him to say "Hello there, old girl"
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:iconanzul:
anzul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
lol XD good comic :D
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:iconnoin7:
Noin7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I just love the Docs Jokes... ^_^
Seems to me, like if you're on the best way to become a huge professional!
So THX ~Astalakio for the awesome entertainment!

have a lama as a reward: :llama:

6_6 I see...I've some space for a wish left.
I'd wish for lyra...she likes human....if that's ok with you
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nc art though but I don't think she will say or do this kind of things ^^
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