Ask Jappleack is an Ask A Pony Tumblr comic created by Max Gilardi. Originally created as your average NSFW pony blog starring Jappleack, a twisted Jerkass version of Applejack, readers would ask questions resulting in hilarious antics regarding Jappleack's addiction to apples and abusive relationship with her sister, each entry ending by giving readers a piece of apple-related trivia.The blog featured an animated entry, "APPLE.MOV", which spun off into its own web series, Pony Dot Mov, which put more focus on Jappleack's friends and went on to become a completely separate series... until "SHED.MOV". Then the blog suddenly finds itself with a plot. A veryweird plot.Can be read here.
Ask Jappleack contains examples of:
Ambiguous Gender: Everyone on the show refers to Jappleack as a female, but her response to a Tumblr question asking if she's a boy or a girl is "I don't know".
Brick Joke: Jappleack is asked what her favorite book is and she responds with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Appelox is later shown with a caterpillar-esque shape.
Book Ends: The Tumblr epilogue takes this slightly further than the main series. The story begins with Jappleack having a less-than-healthy relationship with her sister. In a homage to the show, Jappleack writes a letter to Celestia, where she thanks the princess for everything that's happened, including the fact that her sister isn't dead anymore. The touchy-feely ending is kind of ruined as Jappleack tells Apple Bloom to "Go get me an apple, you ugly slut," but the general tone of the scene remains the same, implying it's more playful than abusive this time around.
But Now I Must Go: After killing Appelox, Jappleack has to return to her home universe to prevent reality from tearing itself apart, leaving behind her new friends in the process.
Cosmic Keystone: Subverted. Appelox seems to be one at first, but killing him releases the other Holy Titans from inside him, allowing them to resume holding up reality.
Cosmic Retcon: According to Twilus, some "force" is undoing the events of her own universe right up to the moments leading to Apple Bloom's death. This feeds into "SWAG.MOV", where the force turns out to be Rainbow Dash performing a Sonic Rainboom, giving her friends the chance they need to stop Discord and inadvertently saving Apple Bloom's life in the process.
Defiant to the End: Jappleack's defining character trait. Twilight Prime comments that the urge to rebellion seems to be literally integrated into her DNA.
Early on, a reader pointed out the danger in eating too many whole apples, in that the seeds contain small amounts of cyanide. Readers were reassured that Jappleack eats only cartoon apples. And yet...
Fourth Wall Mail Slot: The early part of the blog consisted solely of Jappleack answering fan-submitted questions.
Hostile-ish Blog Takeover: Applejack Prime briefly takes over Jappleack's tumblr after she knocks Jappleack out cold in pre-emptive self-defense, but only until she is able to get Twilight Prime to come over and explain what's going on.
Ironic Echo: The iconic exchange in "APPLE.MOV" ("Applejack, what are you doing? You can't eat all those fucking apples!" "Fuck you, I can't eat all these apples!") is brought up later in the Ask Jappleack blog by the Friendship is Magic version of Twilight Sparkle, when Jappleack decides to eat Appelox.
Twilight Prime: Jappleack, what are you thinking? You can't eat Appelox! Jappleack: ...Fuck you, I can't eat Appelox.
Took a Level in Kindness: Jappleack starts out as a hateful Jerkass who abuses her little sister, and answers many of the questions on her Tumblr like any troll would. Once her sister dies and she discovers the values of love and tolerance from Applejack Prime, she becomes much more mature, loving, and considerate.
I0itsmonica: What happened to you, Jappleack? Jappleack: Meh, I dunno. I guess I just sort of...grew up.
Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Twilight Prime's big plan to defeat Appelox will relies entirely on this—the "unspoken" bit is arguable, though, as Twilight Prime is shown reading the Jappleack blog and finds out that Japple's jawspan may in fact be wider than Appelox himself.
Waking Up Elsewhere: After consuming enough apples, Jappleack ends up in the normal version of Equestria.
Yank the Dog's Chain: Not long after she realizes how much Apple Bloom means to her, Apple Bloom dies.
Just as she discovers happiness in Equestria Prime, Appelox comes along and tries to destroy it. When she kills Appelox, she finds that her continued presence in Equestria Prime will tear all of reality asunder, forcing her to leave her new friends.