I spoke to Applejack about the question I received, and, well, I’ll let you read it in her own words.
Well, if it’s so darn interesting to y’all readers of this here newsletter I suppose I can tell ya. Don’t
see how it’s your business, but then y’all like reading about Twi’s matters and her friends so I guess I’m part of that. Ain’t never done me no good dwelling on the past but I ain’t one to keep the truth from ponies neither.
My parents, well, they went off one day to deliver some apples to Dodge City, the old fashioned way, wagon and all. And it ain’t the safest paths, crossing Ghastly Gorge and past those there mountains along the way. Course, they done that run many times before and it never gave them no trouble, but I reckon some time gotta be the first.
Now, I only know what I been told by the authorities, but from the looks of it there was a rock slide, and some of them rocks hit the wagon and pushed it off a cliff. My parents, strapped to the wagon on account of pulling it, they were pulled right along with it, and that’s that.
Can’t say there’s much of a friendship lesson in that or anything of that sort. Ain’t no happy ending neither, no magic rainbow that’ll make everything alright. But that’s life sometimes. Ya just gotta accept it and move on.
Now if y’all excuse me, I got work to do.
I wasn’t even going to suggest she answer, I only brought up that ponies seemed curious about her personal matters. I was rather surprised when she volunteered. I do hope I didn’t make her feel obligated to answer. This is still my newsletter and even I don’t answer everything.
Frankly, I somewhat regret bringing it up at all. She didn’t seem that upset, but sometimes it can be hard to tell, particularly with her. It’s not the kind of thing one would want to be reminded of.
Oh you thought I’d forgotten about this artist collab series thing? Naah I’ve been busy drawing other horses for con prep. But it looks like @silfoearts, aka @royalsketchbook, is helping me get back to the swootie this time and god bless
I actually learned a lot from just working with silfoe’s sketch, holy cow she knows how to draw legs that *aren’t* marshmallow. Unbelievable. I mean look at that sweetie’s legs! I always edit collab sketches to try to mix a bit of our styles, but I couldn’t touch those things, they’re perfect! And get this, she can draw ponies with *eyebrows*. I can’t do that I don’t have that kind of technology. Anyways safe to say I really loved working with her sketch not only because I can now… steal… a few style things, but also because it was cute as hell. Wanted to tie in with her blog stuff so the idea was that Sweetie is being babysat by Twi/Luna while Rarity runs around doing canterlot things. I think they’d make for pretty good parents, it’s almost as if a wedding is coming up on royalsketchbook or something.
Anyways, thanks again Silfoe! As for all y’all, enjoy some pretend princess sweetie with not pretend princess princesses