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Don't know what Kerbal Space Program is? Watch Markiplier's playthrough!

I'm really sorry for the size of this comic, but I didn't want to lose any of the image's quality.

And please, bear in mind that this's my very first comic, so there'll be errors.

So, I really love Kerbal Space Program. And MLP. So, why not merge the two in a single comic? I gotta say, it really was a pain to make, especially to organize everything and make sure nothing'd be out of place. And it still sucks a bit because it didn't come out the way I've envisioned it.

Since I like to write walls of text, here's my explanation for each panel:

-Applejack: like I stated in another image, she's my favourite, so no way I'd give her the "dumb redneck can't compute" joke. Besides, that joke's getting kind of old. Therefore, I decided to make her the most cautious, going through the training mode before actually start building a rocket herself.

-Twilight: being the egghead of the group, it'd be no surprise to see her quickly getting the hang of KSP and actually do calculations and stuff. Basically, she'd be the Scott Manley  of the Mane 6.

-Fluttershy: like with AJ and Twi, it wasn't difficult to set a scene for Flutters. It'd be obvious to make her so concerned with the kerbals' well-being, she'd almost totally disregard the fact that her overzealousness may put her space mission in jeopardy. On the bright side, the number of kerbal casualties would be close to zero.

-Rarity: another no-brainer, except that I nearly made her focus only on beauty than on efficiency.

-Pinkie Pie: it was hard to find a good scene for Pinkie, but in the end I went for the "Pinkie Pie breaking the 4th wall" theme. Also, I could throw in a reference to Markiplier, my favourite YouTuber.

-Rainbow Dash: I'm probably gonna get a lot of backlash for this one, but I really wanted to throe in another Markiplier reference . And actually, that was one of the reasons why I came up with the idea for this comic in the first place. I'm still not sure if I should leave a moderate mature tag because of the penis joke, though.

As always, suggestions and advice and (constructive) criticism are more than welcomed.
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:iconsalvatoremasterdenif:
SalvatoreMasterDenif Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Rainbow Dash's panel... I died. XD

I think the pervyness of my OC, Salvatore Ventus, has rubbed off on her. XD
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DankTheWolfHog Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
RD = Mark, Jack, and Pewds mixed together.
And AJ? Shes just being her awesome self.
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Spetsnaz-Marksman Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
X'D I love that Markiplier reference with RD. Perfect quote for her XD
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Spetsnaz-Marksman Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
My pleasure sir ^w^
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Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You must really like Markipikler (I, personally, love his SCP: Foundation videos, even if they do scare the crap out of me.)

And this game...sounds like a lot of fun. Is it anything like Spore?
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like Markiplier a lot, indeed. ^^

I haven't played Spore in a good while, so I can't say much about it bein' similar to KSP. To put it simply, you build your own rocket and, through the process of trial-and-error, find the best set-up you can to either send a satelite to orbit or visit other planets in the Kerbal system. I could try to explain how Kerbal Space Program works even further, but I suggest you click the link in the description to watch Mark's video and draw your own conclusions.

Note, however, that in the first two parts, he fails miserably and hilariously. From the third part on, he gets better and doesn't fail that much. But you'll be able to see how things work.

tl;dr, I highly recommend this game if you're into space stuff. I mean, Hell, even actual NASA engineers play it, and they love it.
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Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I tell ya: gamers like him make it look easy. I got the demo today and I couldn't even get the rockets out of the atmosphere (I killed Bob!)! TEN ships, the best of them reach about 10,000 feat before taking a nose dive or running out of fuel. Oui...it's gonna take a bit of practice to get it to work.
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's not easy to learn "how to space" in ths game. The tutorials help, but eventually, you'll have to rely on trial-and-error, or watch other people play it on YT and see what they're doing.

Once you've figured things out, though, it can be a really fun game.
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tommySonic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
this is how the mane six are at ksp,
Aj: The one who is still new to KSP
Twili: The very quick learner( kinda how I am at ksp)
Fluttershy: the one who wants no kerbals to die(aka the safety first one)
Pinkie pie: I actually have no idea
Rarity: the one who goes for how things looks than behave and preform(sorta how I try to make things accurate to cars and planes in real life without mods)
Pinkie pie: I actually have no idea
RD: the most immature one who makes Rockets that look like male privates
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's pretty much how I see them playing this game.
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zora-artist Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lool, this comic of you looks funny! is nice!!
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:iconjohnflaherty:
JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconzora-artist:
zora-artist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really? AJ your fav pony?  yaaay! 
mine too! =3 
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ResidentEddy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainbow Dash = Markiplier :iconcheeziplingplz:
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just got KSP. Gony try it out
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:iconjohnflaherty:
JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Remember: failure is ALWAYS an option.

And go through the training and watch Scott Manley's videos.
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What im going to do is first work on building systems that work and test them on earth. When I have figured they work, launch. Sorta the same process in real life, except it is over the course of say half hour when in real life it is years. (Im just guessing half hour, I dont know how long it will be)
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lemme know of your experience with it, okay?

A warning, though: landing on the Mun is way harder than it looks. X.x
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive tried landing on the moon in demo. never even got out of the atmosphere(although i made a skipping thing. took landing struts and it actually moves. although it was an utter failure)
anyway, created a plane. it has lousy takeoff,but the escape pod feature passed with flying colors. i think
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You'll really need to take your time and learn how to space, 'cause it ain't easy. And there're other planets and moons on the Kerbal System, so the Mun is the "easiest" body you can reach.

One hint, though: when you take off, always go East, it takes less fuel.
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats a weird fact about the fuel. i guess it is based off the earth rotation. oh, now it makes sense. anyway, if im going to space,i need to get used to the equipment and stuff. i need to build rovers that pass trial tests. in order to work effeciently in space, you need to get certain stuff taken care of
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Try the Sandbox mode first before the Career mode, so you can get used to the game.

And remember the two most important tools: the SAS and the struts.

The SAS to help keep your rocket stable, and the struts to prevent you from sending a floppy penis into space.
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memorible Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAH rainbows reaction is hilarios
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FacelessSoles Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tantas referencias a TF2 kkk
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:iconjohnflaherty:
JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Eu precisava de props pra encher as cenas. ^^;
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AnotherBrony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha very nice :3
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Valeu. ^^
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AnotherBrony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Eu tambem sou fâ do Markiplier =3
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:iconjohnflaherty:
JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, um cavalheiro de bom gosto. XD
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AnotherBrony Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Jebadiahhhh!!!!! 83
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Mr-Blitz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That last panel! :XD: Immature Dash is immature! :lol:
Hmmm... I don't think this  needs a mature filer. Because anybody who knows Markiplier probably already saw this comin'. :)
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Three things we can expect from Markiplier: epic voice, Brian Reagan references and penis jokes.
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MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Run, kerbals!  Run from Pinkie!

And I see RD has her mind firmly in the gutter...
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StoneHot316 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
PINKIE KNOWS WHAT'S BEST! 
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If you follow Markiplier, you know that that can only mean disaster. ^^
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, Rainbow said that. :XD:
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matty4z Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
sorry to all but I agree with dash . Dr evil did have the best idea on the 'austin powers' movie lol XD 
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! I think derpy should end up encountering the kraken glitch(when the character warps like hell)and saying "I just dont know what went wrong"
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My original plan was to make this a 3-parter, but after spending an entire Sunday working on this single comic page, I'm not sure if I should stick to that plan anymore.
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cyborgebolt Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I work an entire day on my stuff too. The crashes may be annoying(ok, REALLY annoying) but I still want to keep the series going. 
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paradocks1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Artist
I think you got them all except rainbow dash sorry but I think she is more like a natzus or black star so she would say something more like these

Ahhh I will make them go as fast as I can

Too much math needs more speed

Speed is key
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matty4z Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
:iconscoutsneerplz: yes 'sir' more rockets got it   
:iconmadscoutplz: 'engineer' we need some rockets over here
:iconengineerishappyplz: Yeeha! Im on it!
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paradocks1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Artist
nice job
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:iconjohnflaherty:
JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Didn't make it to space?

Add more rockets!
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:iconmatty4z:
matty4z Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
:iconengiesuicideplz: huh? not quick enough? then lets do this texan style and keep adding more rockets!!
:iconscoutwthplz: you gotta be kiddin me?! , your both nuts!
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JohnFlaherty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean. But I was dying to use that quote.

And I felt the comic needed an impacting finish. No sure if I succeeded, but it's done now. ^^;
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paradocks1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Artist

I see well than


but to me I watch mlp because I do want to go back to when I was a child.

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