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Bobbing for Apples by JoeyWaggoner Bobbing for Apples by JoeyWaggoner
Recently Hot Topic youtube channel released a video interview with Applejack where she revealed that she got her hat "Bobbing for Apples at the Ponyville Fair," (See the full interview here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWcxeB… ) after seeing that video I decided to make a comic to expand on that a bit.

Production on this comic was hard due to the fact that my art program kept freezing up while I was drawing it, but I'm pretty satisfied after finishing it. I personally think this is one of my best comics, it's one of my few comics that actually makes me kind of emotional.

Hope you enjoyed reading it.

*UPDATE* Typo fixed

Tumblr link: joeywaggoner.tumblr.com/post/9…

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*UPDATE*
Now with a comic dub and analysis by Dr. Wolf.

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:iconhyperiondia:
For the fandom, the absence of Applejack's parents is very much a mystery. Although it's implied they are gone. Following in the footsteps of this idea, I must say this strip has helped foster the feeling of sympathy and compassion for Applejack, Big Mac and Apple Bloom. You've taken an object fans see as common place and made it special by saying so much without saying anything. You properly conveyed the rural family values as is common with the character, making this strip perfectly acceptable and flow well with canon. I find this strip moving and your message was well conveyed. Excellent work.
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:iconrazorsharp2199:
Well, for such a long time i've been thinking of how Applejack got her hat. and i'm sure a lot ofbronies(it's not an insult...) we're wondering that...
So, it's realy interesting and original.
Also your art is amazing! the colouring is realy cute and good. the porpotions are well done and the stip is well built.
Congratiolations on this one and i'm sure you can do even better ones with will have 5/5 everything.
i hope you get more noticed and grow a huge fanbase
(sorry for the «repetitions», the 100 word minimum is realy not nice or easy to write...)
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
The feels!!
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:icondragonjek:
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What sort of disaster would a flimsy normal hate save somepony from?
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:iconbrony3099:
brony3099 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
That makes a lot of sense.
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:iconamazoness-king:
amazoness-king Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dawwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconlonewolf23k:
lonewolf23k Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
And then, to make sure nothing bad happened to it, Applejack made sure to buy lots of copies of that hat, which are the ones she usually wears when she's out doing stuff where the hat might get damaged.

The original, she keeps safe in a bottom drawer in her room.
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:iconditistomzelf:
ditistomzelf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, that is so adorable and bittersweet. Thanks man :)
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:iconjardape:
jardape Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Heh in the episode in manehatten her hat was destroyed.
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:iconkema--nafe:
Kema--Nafe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Waaaah!  Every time! :( (Sad) 
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:iconalorix:
alorix Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
OMFG why....WHY...WHY would you make this?!
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:icontimgonemad:
TimGoneMad Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt that we will ever know for sure what happened to their parents. I have this idea that maybe they only think their parents are deceased when, in fact, they somehow got abducted by some evil mastermind and are trapped in a living nightmare, waiting for Applejack to rescue them.
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:iconjj-snake:
JJ-Snake Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Lord the feels Pikachu Crying Plz 
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:iconyolo-rainbowdash:
YOLO-RainbowDash Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YES RARITY! SHE IS CRYING! AND THIS TIME SHE IS CRYING  FROM THE OUTSIDE!
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:icondidgereethebrony:
Didgereethebrony Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
The one thing that made me cry in the fandom...
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:iconajentrain:
AJentRain Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Now no longer CANON also thanks to Rarity... CURSE YOU RARITY!!!
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:iconajentrain:
AJentRain Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't know why canon is all caps... Oh well
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:icondreamerkat01:
dreamerkat01 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww
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:iconbacon641:
bacon641 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aww.
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:icongdwallace:
GDWallace Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
I admit i cried a bit
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:iconabronyaccount:
ABronyAccount Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
She's crying on the inside, Rarity.
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:iconkknkbaker:
kknkbaker Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
come on hasbro show this on the show, tell them about Joey's brilliant artistic mind full of comedy. ;)
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:iconkknkbaker:
kknkbaker Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow aj :)
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:iconcelestial-rainstorm:
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was my exact thought! I knew it had to be from one of her parents. 
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:iconmashinchaser4ever:
MASHINCHASER4EVER Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
MASHIN CHASER: IS THIS SADNESS?
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:iconleon-z:
Leon-Z Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
darn it! got something into my eyes DX!!!
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:iconrainbow-mufwin:
Rainbow-Mufwin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Feels... :c
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:iconinvaderpucca:
InvaderPucca Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*ruins moment by mistake* First one to empty their barrels? Easy! *pushes barrel over* Done!
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:iconotakudanny:
OtakuDanny Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww...That was touching. ^_^
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:icontyraka628:
Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always liked the fandom idea that Applejack's hat and Applebloom's bow once belonged to their parents, their father and mother respectively, and that they wear them out of the love they had for them...unfortunately, that accursed scene in 'Somepony to Watch Over Me' ruined it. A 'Hats and Bows Closest'? That's gotta be the stupidest thing I've ever heard!
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I am crying rarityWaaaah! 
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:iconfredflakes:
FredFlakes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice... It reminds me of... Oops! Spoiler! People gotta read "that" themselves!
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:iconsailingauora:
sailingauora Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Great! Now i have feels......WHYYYYYYY!!!!!! *cries in corner*
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:iconthepenvsthesword:
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
That was so sweet.
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:iconelpachonisimo:
elpachonisimo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Writer
Hasbro Fail, Buen comic *suspiro*
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:iconloliconnorimaki:
LoliconNorimaki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is bucking awesome... 
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:iconblackenedheartstereo:
BlackenedHeartStereo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SUCH WORDS OF BEAUTY!!!! :iconcutenessoverloadplz:
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:iconred-blitzkreig:
Red-Blitzkreig Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how did apple jack's parents die?
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:iconpanai555:
panai555 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Guys calm down.
Hasbro didn't confirm anything yet.
Who knows? Maybe they are still alive!
(Reference to portal)
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:iconditzywhooves:
ditzywhooves Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
they fell im a lava pit trying to help another filly out
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:iconred-blitzkreig:
Red-Blitzkreig Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
like in minecraft?

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:iconditzywhooves:
ditzywhooves Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
No this isnt mikecraft my friend
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:icontid3000:
TID3000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
They didnt, they are searching for more apples to grow on farm, or By Stress most likely
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:iconmlpegasis4898:
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaww! Not the feels! That was adorable! :love:
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:icondipdyeddbz:
dipdyeddbz Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awww...soo much feels... :')
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:iconnekomuffin513:
nekomuffin513 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
;w; ooohhhh the feeeeels.
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:icondxthegod:
Dxthegod Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
HEADCANON ACCEPTED ;__;
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:iconwtfomgbbqzzz:
WTFOMGBBQZZZ Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
HEADCANON ALERT
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I feel so much better now......
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:iconlordzid:
lordzid Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you basterd you broke my heart!!!!
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:iconsketchy1987:
Sketchy1987 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE YOUR ART STYLE
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:iconsammy8d257:
Sammy8D257 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww man
That hit me right in the feels
Great job!!
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