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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/4komagic_4650.jpg]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:Friendship is 4komagic: Same heroines, different bust-sizes!]]˛˛''[[http://shepherd0821.deviantart.com/gallery/36807902 Friendship Is 4komagic]]'' is a SliceOfLife webcomic, normally in {{Yonkoma}} format, by Taiwanese artist Han Jan, also known as [[https://www.deviantart.com/shepherd0821 Shepherd0821]]. The webcomic is obviously based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.˛˛Originally only available in taiwanese, it was picked up by a group of fans, collectively known as ''Retired Pyramid Head Scanlations'', and translated into English, with the approval of the artist himself, which he himself later posts on his own deviantart and tumblr. ˛˛The comics can be read on the scanlation group's [[http://retiredpyramidhead.tumblr.com/tagged/4komagic tumblr]], Shepherd's own [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com tumblr]], and Shepherd's deviantart [[https://www.deviantart.com/shepherd0821/gallery/36807902/MLP-4Koma-Series gallery]].˛˛The first fanbook can be read [[http://retiredpyramidhead.tumblr.com/post/43519144755 here]].\˛The second fanbook can be read [[http://retiredpyramidhead.tumblr.com/post/63814812496 here]].\˛The third fanbook can be read [[http://retiredpyramidhead.tumblr.com/post/119399704055 here]].\˛The fourth fanbook can be read here [[http://retiredpyramidhead.tumblr.com/post/174929783025 Part 1]] [[http://retiredpyramidhead.tumblr.com/post/174929861245 Part 2]]˛˛----˛!!This webcomic provides examples of:˛˛* ACupAngst: ˛** Rainbow Dash bristles, in one strip, at being told she could use 20% more breasts.˛** Pinkie Pie as well. In one strip, where Spike mentions she should call herself [[UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} Flatie Pie]], she reacts angrily by summoning Meteor to flatten him. ˛* {{Adorkable}}: Derpy, in every comic she appears. A well-meaning CuteClumsyGirl with serious {{Cloudcuckoolander}} issues. In one strip she finally realizes that focusing on an object allows her to see better. In another strip, she ends up destroying things that she meant to fix, or fixing things that she meant to destroy.˛* AMillionIsAStatistic: Twilight references this when she tells Pinkie it's physically impossible to be friends with everyone because brains have an upper limit on the amount of stable relationships it can have at the same time. Cue Pinkie Pie trying anyways [[spoiler: and getting stuck in an infinite loop of logical inconsistency.]]˛* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: The Editor usually puts links between the panel breaks to provide more information regarding some of the dialogue that might seem outlandish at times, like [[TruthInTelevision the sexual behavior of dolphins or one of the benefits of zebra stripes]], or just to expand on some of the references, like the Brothers Grimm and their tales. ˛** Of course, at times, it borders on DontExplainTheJoke territory. ˛* {{Animesque}}: Being made in Taiwan.˛* AnnoyingArrows: Played with. Pinkie has a [[ItMakeSSenseInContext party in hell]] with the [[Film/ThreeHundred dead spartans]]. They seem to be really into the party, arrows and all. ˛* AnthropomorphicTransformation: The cast, 'cept for Spike, who looks the same as he is on the show.˛* ArtEvolution: [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/71140986409/do-some-reading Pinkie's hair has been getting some love.]]˛* AuthorAppeal: Big breasts on some characters. And Season 1 hairstyle for Luna.˛* BeatPanel: [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/71239308574/retiredpyramidhead-no-food-or-drinks-allowed How long it takes for Twilight to realise that things don't unspawn in real life.]]˛* BerserkButton: Luna gets sufficiently riled up about ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' and the infamous Error 37 in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo III}}'' (inability to connect to the game) to switch to her Nightmare Moon persona.˛* BewareTheNiceOnes: Fluttershy keeps a diary that resembles a Manga/DeathNote. So far, she has included Rainbow Dash and the Cutie Mark Crusaders in it.˛* BigBreastPride:˛** Celestia.˛** Aj to a lesser degree.˛** Luna displayed this in Celestia's nightmare, even referring to them as [[RoyalWe "We"]].˛* BigOlEyebrows: AJ has the thickest eyebrows of all the characters, including Big Mac. ˛* BlackComedy: One time when Pinkie Pie reenacted ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'' for comedy purposes.˛* BlandNameProduct: Starbooks as a Starbucks knock-off. ˛* BoobsOfSteel: Applejack has the breasts to go along with her strength, as seen in a couple of 4komas.˛* BreakingTheFourthWall: Pinkie has [[NoFourthWall no concept of a Fourth Wall]], to the point that in one instance Pinkie Pie decides to learn Japanese, so she could voice herself after hearing that ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FIM]]'' was gonna be broadcast in Japan. [[ItMakesSenseInContext She does.]]˛* BritishRoyalGuards: Well, Equestrian Royal Guards, but the intention is the same, specially with Rainbow Dash trying to make them laugh by dancing like Twilight. ˛* ButtMonkey: Silver Spoon.˛** [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/image/109001087284 Sonata for the Dazzlings.]]˛* CannotTellAJoke: Applejack. She's told to leave the lame jokes to Pinkie.˛** Although her joke about [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Twilight's horn]] does get an ActuallyPrettyFunny reaction out of Rainbow Dash.˛* CatapultNightmare: One strip where Celestia was dreaming that Luna is not only more popular than her (which is true even InUniverse), but also her breasts have grown larger, thus making it impossible for Celestia to send her back to the moon ever again.˛** This is getting to be a trend for ''any'' nightmare, [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/image/106146097969 sometimes two at once!]]˛* ChristmasEpisode: The X-mas special.˛* CornerOfWoe: Rarity uses her couch from "Lesson Zero" for this on at least one strip.˛* CosplayOtakuGirl: Rarity, when she dresses Fluttershy as [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Fiona]] in one strip.˛* {{Crossover}}:˛** With ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' at one point.˛** [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]] [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/75384651507/mlp-4koma-52 appears too.]]˛* CuteClumsyGirl:˛** Derpy in every Derpy-related strip.˛** Rainbow Dash plays this accidentally, in the second fanbook, when she loses her [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] after [[CrashIntoHello bumping]] into Spike.˛* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Part of Applejack's outfit. ˛* DeadpanSnarker: Sweetie Belle, specially when dealing with Silver Spoon and her seemingly useless cutie mark.˛* DeathGlare: Fluttershy's "The Stare" [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/image/106513880889 gets quite a bit]] [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/image/109001087284 of mileage.]]˛* DefrostingIceQueen: As Luna warms up to the rest of the cast.˛* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ˛** As one strip shows, AJ likes to pop bubble wrap by squeezing it between her breasts, basically like if she was doing paizuri.˛** And then there's other examples mentioned under LampshadedDoubleEntendre, which clearly imply sexual stuff. ˛* DopeSlap: Spike gets a few fists atop the head, mostly when he's perving over Rarity.˛* DreamWalker: Luna is this, then Pinkie Pie walks into her dream!˛* EatingTheEyeCandy: Cherilee ogling over a photo of [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] [[MrFanservice Big Mac]]. ˛* EnforcedMethodActing: Invoked InUniverse with Rarity, when she's told she will be the WickedStepmother and says that she'll have to kill Snow White/Fluttershy. Spike remarks her acting is really natural. Twilight mentions Rarity isn't [[GreenEyedMonster acting]]. ˛* ExactWords:˛** One strip has Luna at a party, asking to be treated like anyone else, which earns her some pleasant conversation. Celestia enters, asks for the same thing, and ''immediately gets punked.''˛* {{Fanservice}}: Occasionally. And invoked InUniverse in one strip where AJ uses this to sell more grape juice. ˛* FarmersDaughter: AJ is depicted like this. At one point, she uses her assets to advertise her farm.˛* {{Fetish}}: Spike really likes Rarity's hair, even when it's other ponies sporting that hairstyle.˛* {{Flanderization}}: Some characters' personality quirks get exaggerated, but it's PlayedForLaughs.˛* FourFingeredHands: Pinkie gives a [[InsaneTrollLogic rather not safe for work and downright insane explanation]] on why male [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal pantless cartoons]] only have four fingers.˛* FrameBreak: Fluttershy's breasts tend to, where they're shown to alter the shape of the 4koma panels.˛* GagBoobs: '''Fluttershy.'''˛* GamerChick: We find out later that Luna loves gaming. And has developed some rage issues towards a couple of them. ˛* GenkiGirl: Pinkie, in most comics. Lampshaded on a strip where Film/TheMask had no effect on her.˛* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Flash Sentry's ''other'' reaction to [[spoiler:[=TwilightXSunset=].]]˛* GreenEyedMonster:˛** Celestia towards Luna, because Luna is more popular/affable with the rest of the cast.˛** Rarity towards Fluttershy, once, when Rarity was selected to be the Evil Queen whereas Fluttershy was selected to play Snow White.˛* {{Grimmification}}: Invoked and Inverted InUniverse. Fluttershy asks Twilight for a book on [[FairyTale fairy tales]], as she wants to read cute things. Twilight gives her a [[Creator/TheBrothersGrimm Brothers Grimm]] book instead, which obviously shocks her. ˛* HalloweenEpisode: [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/105967185169/retiredpyramidhead-new-4koma-by-shepherd0821 This.]]˛* HarmlessVillain: Silver Spoon's nightmare involving Ginosaji. ˛* HatingOnMonday: One strip has several characters voicing their hatred towards mondays. Celestia even delay rising the sun on a monday.˛* HotTeacher:˛** Cheerilee is depicted like this, although Big Mac seems uninterested.˛** Celestia, being Twilight's mentor, also comes across as this. ˛* HypocriticalHumor: The HalloweenEpisode is about Twilight calling out the factual inaccuracies of everyone's costumes. Then the editor's [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} note]] [[IAmNotShazam throws in another one.]] In the editor's defense, he had Twilight refer to Pinkie's costume as "The Monster", not as Frankenstein, since the note was actually for people's benefit.˛* ICantDance: Twilight. Everyone mocks her for it, specially because she danced in the first place and was awful at it. ˛* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: Celestia.˛* InsaneTrollLogic:˛** Pinkie Pie. She claims Fluttershy is clearly Russian because she's big breasted, can be very assertive and fights bears.˛** Twilight also delves into this in one strip, using the existence of griffons as proof that interspecies unions should be possible.˛** Pinkie ends up {{troll}}ing [[HoistByHerOwnPetard herself]] when she analyzes Yoshi's anatomy. ˛** After being told about the brain limitations on the number of stable relationships one can have, Pinkie Pie decides that forgetting things might make it physically possible for the brain to hold more friendships. [[spoiler: It backfires as Pinkie actually ends in a logic error loop of making friends and then forgetting about them in order to make room for more friendships.]]˛* InterspeciesRomance:˛** Lampshaded by Rarity in one strip, where she asks Twilight if its possible for ponies and dragons to crossbreed. Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy proceed to have some fun at her expense, much to her [[NotWhatItLooksLike chagrin]].˛** Lampshaded in another strip, with griffons. ˛* LampshadedDoubleEntendre:˛** In the second fanbook, Applejack mocks Twilight's floppy horn, mentioning it shoulda been hard in the morning instead.˛** Celestia trolls Luna by asking her to describe what Celestia is doing. The scene [[InvokedTrope explicitly]] makes it look like Celestial is giving someone a handjob, while in reality, she's pretending to be button-smashing at an arcade. ˛* LawyerFriendlyCameo: [[Creator/{{Disney}} Not-Mickey and Not-Donald]] appear to illustrate FourFingeredHands.˛* LovableSexManiac: '''Spike.'''˛* MalfunctionMalady: Invoked on the third page of the second fanbook when we see what happens when Spike tries to send letters with the flu. It doesn't turn out THAT badly, but still.˛* {{Meganekko}}: Interestingly enough, not Rarity, but Rainbow Dash in a couple of strips. In one of them she says she wears them because if you're gonna be a writer, they're required as part of your apparel, and she wants to be one. ˛* MediumAwareness: Pinkie Pie, as part of her [[BreakingTheFourthWall Fourth Wall]] powers, can read thought bubbles. ˛* MerchandiseDriven:˛** The comic parodies the series and its need to sell toys by having one strip be about all the Mane Six pitching products and Celestia collecting all the money from the sales.˛** Another strip has Pinkie Pie mention that ponies are born whenever Hasbro needs new merchandise, after Sweetie Belle asks [[TheTalk that very same question]].˛* MetaGuy: Pinkie Pie. Able to break into panels, reading others' speech bubbles, jump into real life situations and realizing ponies come from a toy company.˛* {{Moe}}: Invoked in page 2 of the second fanbook. When Rarity gets a wet mane (re. "Sisterhooves Social"), she turns out hot, but when Dashie tries it, she just gets a cold; Fluttershy sneezes later on, but comes out as cute as a result. Later, in the same fanbook, Dashie comes out as cute when she loses her glasses. ˛* MrFanservice: Bic Mac, at least on Cheerilee's eyes. ˛* MsFanservice:˛** Celestia.˛** Applejack once, although she was doing for in order to [[SexyPackaging sell Juice]]. ˛* MythologyGag: Several events of the show get a nod in this series. ˛* NamesTheSame: Played with In-Universe. Silver Spoon and Ginosaji (Gin No Saji = Silver Spoon).˛* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Twilight laments that people will approach her at the library, and ask to borrow ''Twilight''. ˛* NiceHat: Rarity has a collection of them. ˛* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Big Mac. Then again, Cheerilee comes out as a stalker. ˛* NotWhatItLooksLike: Invoked once by Celestia, by doing a DoubleEntendre, just to troll Luna. ˛ ˛* PhysicalGod: Both Celestia and Luna. One strip have them playing a sort of air hockey by smashing celestial bodies against each other, mainly because they're bored. Celestial simply calls it "Playing Catch with my Sister"˛* ThePrankster: Celestia messes up with Luna in several strips, and in some occasions going straight into {{troll}} territory.˛* ProductPlacement: One strip lampshades the commercial nature of the show. ˛* TheOjou: Rarity always seem the classiest in every strip that she appears in.˛* PassionateSportsGirl:˛** Rainbow Dash.˛** Scootaloo to a lesser degree.˛* RealMenWearPink: Big Mac appears in this comic with Smarty Pants.˛* RoyalWe: Luna. In the early comics, she grows out of it quickly. It is PlayedForLaughs once in one comic when Luna uses the RoyalWe to describe her breasts in one of Celestia's nightmares.˛* RunningGag: Rainbow Dash' [[ACupAngst flatness]] has been referenced at least 4 different times. ˛** Fluttershy hates Dolphins.˛* SchoolgirlLesbians: Rainbow Dash, towards AJ, in the X-mas special.˛** Lyra and Bon Bon, of the YaoiFangirl type.˛** [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/image/106146097969 Supposedly with Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer.]] [[spoiler:Except it's AllJustADream. And not just for one person. Thanks, Luna.]]˛* TheScrooge: AJ comes off as on several strips, where her main concern is making money, above everything else.˛* SexyPackaging: AJ resorts to this, once, to sell juice, with herself as the model.˛* ShesGotLegs: Celestia˛* ShoutOut: ˛** ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Creator/NicolasCage, ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl'', ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', ''Film/TheMask'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Videogame/{{QWOP}}'', ''Literature/LifeOfPi'', ''WebVideo/TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon'' among other stuff!˛** The ponies sometimes get [[Webcomic/RageComics rage faces]], Celestia is more in line with the infamous Trollestia ''and'' Molestia, and Luna loves Gaming.˛** [[invoked]]A particularly obscure one in "Episode 0" references [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poo0CDqsQcc a commercial]] that only spawned a MemeticMutation in Taiwan.˛* SiblingRivalry: A friendly one between Luna and Celestia. Luna lampshades in one strip that the reason it's friendly at all is because they spent 1000 years apart in the first place.˛* SilentSnarker: Angel Bunny˛* SliceOfLife: Pretty much every comic strip. Although every now and then something really unusual happens, like having [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Heavyarms]] in the middle of the town.˛* SoBadItsGood: Invoked InUniverse. One page has Pinkie suggesting a "recommended terrible books" shelf for Twilight's library. [[BileFascination It's emptied in no time.]]˛* SomethingCompletelyDifferent:˛** "[[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/43536996486/episode-0-first-day-in-ponyville-lets-go-back Episode 0]]", an 8-page special in proper manga format, depicting the alternate debut of this series.˛** Celestia's Nightmare is a full page comic that in part parodies "Mega Milk".˛** A couple of one-shot pages focus on Twilight and Pinkie in the library.˛** There's also Shepherd's levels-of-anthro series, which covers the Mane Six and several canon characters before dipping into fanmade [=OC=] ponies, from [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]] to lesser-known ones. The latest of these? [[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie Princess]] [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/87004746019/types-unikitty Unikitty.]]˛** The HalloweenEpisode is still technically four panes, but they're all in widescreen to help the gag.˛* SplitPersonality:˛** The Nightmare Moon side of Luna appears occasionally, but only when dealing with video games, like the infamous Error 37 that afflicted ''Videogame/DiabloIII'' in the early days of its release.˛** Pinkamena also appears on one strip, when Pinkie Pie is not allowed to enter a private party.˛* StalkerWithACrush: Cheerilee, towards Big Mac.˛* StatuesqueStunner: Celestia. The tallest character in the cast. Her {{Fanservice}} dress helps a lot.˛* StoryArc: Although most 4komas can be read in any order, there has been at least two stories, the "Episode 0" and the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.˛* SugarAndIcePersonality: Luna's initial appearance in the comic comes out as aloof. Turns out she's just shy.˛* SweaterGirl: Fluttershy, of course.˛* TeamPet: Sonata is this for the other Dazzlings, but that's because they consider her to be about as bright as one. ˛* ThePeepingTom: In the Christmas strip Applejack takes her turn as Santa climing down the chimney, blissfully unaware that Rainbow Dash is lying with her head in the fireplace, eagerly looking up A.J's skirt.˛* TheTalk:˛** A variation. Spike asks Twilight why its customary to give flowers to the one you like. Twilight replies that it might unconsciously do with flowers being the reproductive system of plants, so its a symbolical offering of your sexual organ to your partner as an indication you want to mate, at least from a biological standpoint. Spike chastises her for [[MomentKiller ruining the romantic mood...]]˛** Played with. Rarity is shocked when Sweetie Belle asks her where ponies come from. Pinkie Pie intercedes and explains that ponies are born whenever [[MerchandiseDriven Hasbro needs new merchandise]].˛* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Under Big Mac's bed... It's [[StalkerWithACrush Cheerilee]].˛* TightsUnderShorts: Pinkie Pie's default outfit.˛* TokenYuriGirls: Lyra and Bonbon. They're apparently also {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s, specially Lyra. ˛* TricksterMentor: Celestia, towards Twilight. Like telling Twilight if she's gonna be reading something, she should be reading [=PlayPony=] instead of a book for once.˛* {{Trolling}}: Celestia as mentioned above. [[spoiler:And now Luna's getting a piece of the action!]]˛* TruthInTelevision: Fluttershy's disdain for dolphins as she judges them to be rapists and murderers, a behavior some scientific studies have confirmed. ˛** To a lesser extent, Rarity's claim about cold showers, in the first fanbook, has a ring of truth. Hot showers remove the natural oils in your skin, making your skin dry and appear aged, as such, some dermatologists suggest cold showers as to minimize dry skin. ˛* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: A strip lampshades this about ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld.'' Spike, the one playing, is absolutely horrified. ˛* ViewersAreGeniuses: Some of the dialogue might seem random at times unless you actually know a lot of things. Of course, the [[HypocriticalHumor Editor]] doesn't seem to have faith in the readers. ˛* TheVoiceless: Octavia does not speak at all in this comic. One comic has Fluttershy admit that she is not the the World Champion at "The Quiet Game", Octavia is. ˛* WeightWoe: [[http://shepherd0821.tumblr.com/post/73857944480/mlp-4koma-50 Fluttershy]]. [[MundaneSolution And how she deals with it...]]˛* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Sweetie Belle lampshades this on Silver Spoon and her useless Cutie Mark.˛* WhoWearsShortShorts: Rainbow Dash, who wears skintight cycling shorts. ˛* WithFriendsLikeThese: Twilight comments this when others mock her for her inability to dance. ˛* {{Yandere}}: Cheerilee borders on this, with her creep factor.˛* YaoiFangirl: Lyra and Bon Bon, and they're big fans of [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Sherlock×John]].˛* {{Yonkoma}}: The format of the comic, for the most part.˛* ZettaiRyouiki: Fluttershy and Twilight. At one point this is lampshaded when Angel steals their stockings and sells them in the black market.˛˛----

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