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Manehattan Project 3 by mandydax Manehattan Project 3 by mandydax
I present:

The Third Comic in the series, a collaboration with :iconbirdco:. This is a spin-off of his Classroom Follies series of comics.

Manehattan Project 1: [link]
Manehattan Project 2: [link]
Manehattan Project 3: Here.
Manehattan Project 4: [link]
Manehattan Project 5: [link]
Manehattan Project 6: [link]

Done in Inkscape: [link]
Individual text-free hi-res panels available in this gallery: [link]

MLP:FiM Hasbro

Edit: Crest of Apple Bloom's mane was missing. Thanks to ~Jachra for catching that.
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:iconrhiss:
Don't feel bad that I didn't mark anything 5--to me, five stars means it can't be improved in ANY way.

Your artwork is very good, a solid match for the show's style, and visually attractive to be sure. You definitely seem to have character personalities down, and the expressiveness of each character is fantastic. While the gradient doesn't work for me in the text panels (such as Apple Bloom in the fourth panel), it doesn't make it difficult to read. I simply don't feel that text panels are a great place for multiple colors. The text should be as clear as possible, and stylizing it is better done as you did in the second panel, to reflect Rarity's emphasis on "precious." In particular, I like Sweetie Belle's expressions and posing in the third and fourth panels.

The content is interesting. Obviously ridiculous, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some of the most entertaining pony comics are the ones that introduce to Equestria things that would never appear there in canon. The mix of our world and theirs is a great source of comedy, and I feel like you're leveraging it well--there's nothing at all awkward in how the Cutie Mark Crusaders are dissecting this information on atomic weapons and substituting things from their own world. Everything fits, and nothing is shoehorned.

I'm looking forward to the rest of this. As a Rarity fan, some of season 2 has been pretty underwhelming for me, but the Cutie Mark Crusaders are always reliable for a laugh, and I'm eager to see how they fail to get their cutie marks in THIS misadventure.
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:icondalekcaos:
Dalekcaos Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
about what ABOUT WHAT!!!!!???????????????
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:iconsoulflutigress:
Soulflutigress Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
What does Ferengi mean? o.o
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconquarkplz:
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:iconsoulflutigress:
Soulflutigress Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
A demon? :/
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:iconzman592:
zman592 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013

plutonium right?

 

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:iconfredsite:
fredsite Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Sweetie Belle has a very scary expression on her face in the last panel.
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:iconcupcakecrazy43:
CupcakeCrazy43 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
The Manehatten Project really cheered me up after 10 whole questions of my quiz weren't saved so I only had the first 10. And the last question didn't even have any options! :cry:
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:iconpinksneasel:
Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Sweetie Bell looks a bit like a changeling in the last panel.XD
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:iconarancaytar:
Arancaytar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
"Her little secret" <- What? That Rarity is part marshmallow, naturally.
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:iconodst116:
odst116 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Well Discord IS Q so it's a possibility.
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A Ferengi would make a for a terrible cutie mark, though. Just saying!
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Imagine how huge a Ferengi pony's ears would be. :O
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...enough to fly without wings!
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha!
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:iconfroncake:
Froncake Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Wait Ferengi ...... Starktrack and i believe the joke was one of their customs right? " Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity."
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rule of Acquisition #6. Good call!
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:iconfroncake:
Froncake Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you :bow:
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, and flippin' awesome Star Trek reference! :la:
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Radioactive materials don't actually glow :P
There's an effect called... Was it Cheronkov radiation? I might have the name wrong, but in nuclear powerplants you'll see a blue glow around the reactors because of radiation traveling faster than the speed of light in water (it's traveling faster than the speed of light in a vacuum that's impossible, but light goes slower in water or air).

If you were to see that glow around something in air, you'd be dead in a lot less than ten seconds flat, because that'd mean it's thousands of times more radioactive than the core of a very large powerplant.

To make a nuclear weapon, anyways, you need extremely high radiation densities that can only be achieved by enriching a radioactive element: they must be artificially enriched.

Making a nuke isn't hard, and the designs are out there, but it's enriching the radioactive elements that's incredibly difficult and keeps everyone form being able to make nukes very easily.

Just my thoughts :P

Awesome series, though.
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm heartened that you know this. :D It's Cherenkov radiation, so close.

Just sticking with cartoon and sci-fi conventions, though, with the glow.

It's a very good point about the enrichment.
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very heartened you knew that! :O You just earned a watch, if I haven't already :D

Lol, yeah. Tropes, tropes. I'm more Twilight Sparkle-picky about "adherence". I figure that I don't want to perpetuate mis-education :P

Lol, yeah, I guess Rarity is in possession of illegal substance...
Not drugs, though. Material to make WMD's.

If I ever get an illegal substance then that's what it'd be. I'm more supervillian-esque than common crook :XD:

"Wow, you know that person from High School - Matthew - he just got busted for illegal substances."
"He - drugs? That's sad."
"No - enriched uranium to make nuclear explosives"
" :O "
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really your... expressions. :D ....but ...why..... Why is the last panel moving? @_@ I swear if I look at it intensely it appears to wobble O-o (what the hell is that gem!? :fear:)
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aren't optical illusions weird? ;)
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:iconraenboow:
RaenBoow Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
They are awesome.... Eyes are awesome.... Brains are awesome.... It's a shame they are attached to such a primitive being as myself ;_;
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:iconshonenjump4eva:
ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
What I believe her secret is:

Something something something sex with multiple ponies.
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably a good thing she didn't win the poll to be in the cuddle pile with herselves. ;)
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:iconshonenjump4eva:
ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Wait, what?
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I held a poll for who should be in this special: [link]

RD won, and there are a lot of people who got the wrong idea. ;)
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:iconshonenjump4eva:
ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Ah.
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:iconcutemute34:
cutemute34 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait for Part 4!
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:iconcutemute34:
cutemute34 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm guessing this is either not going to work at all or work too well, depending on if the diamond really is radioactive.

Either way, Sweetie Belle really is evil.
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:iconcuteycindyhoney:
cuteycindyhoney Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Nuclear technology IS CANON to the series! When Applebloom had the Cutie pox, several ponies were seen in full radiation suits!
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:iconemperordaniel:
Emperordaniel Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Mechanized warfare is also implied to be canon; in May the Best Pet Win!, Rainbow Dash says that she wants her pet to be "as fast as a bullet". At the end of the episode, she also describes her new pet tur... tortoise as being "built like a tank" (and I don't think she meant a water tank =P).
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:iconillikepie:
illikepie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
CUTIE MARK CRUSADER ATOMIC BOMB MAKERS! YAY!
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I think they're more or less safe if that's plutonium and they don't touch it or breathe it in. Plutonium is more dangerous than uranium because it's chemically toxic. Also, they only need a chunk the size of a golf ball to make a fissile core.

But they still need radiation protection to work with this stuff closely or for prolonged periods of time!

In response to the "what happened to her mane" comment, THAT'S what happened!
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:iconemperordaniel:
Emperordaniel Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Good thing they have radiation suits in Equestria (see The Cutie Pox). =P
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:iconbirdco:
Birdco Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best part of this, aside from the wonderful way that you are drawing this, is reading everyone's comments...
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's wonderful how lovely everyone is. And all that concern for the fillies and all the rest of Equestria. :D
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
*Rarity* 'Why, my Sister is the most sweetest, most loving, most...EVIL PONY IN EQUESTRIA!!!'
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:iconbirdco:
Birdco Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rarity: "I will destroy her!"
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:iconmetapsionic:
metapsionic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I love where this is going!
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
The green glow is eerily similar to the spell the changeling queen used to control Shining Armour and the bridesmaids.

(You will all be assimilated. Resistence is futile!)

BTW, I came here through Birdco's page.
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:iconmandydax:
mandydax Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, yeah, green glow is always creepy. :)

Birdco's an awesome dude.
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
He certainly is! He does some really good artwork, and I always look forward to seeing his new stuff.

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend one of his livestreams. Usually, he's off line when I'm online(he lives in Australia while I'm in Canada), but this was a rare treat for me. He was working on a gift image he was doing for one of his friends, who was expecting her first child. I saw the finished product on Sunday. It was MARVELOUS! :)

Anyways, I favourited your page, and look forward to seeing your next comic. :)
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:iconjrakob:
Jrakob Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she is . . . trust me
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:iconcharelzzz:
Charelzzz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scarity!
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:iconvlp3r:
Vlp3R Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
wow
that evil grin on sweetie bells face
XD
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
moar
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:iconfrzr1:
FrzR1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
interesting
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:iconkonics:
konics Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
awesome mini series
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