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Catch Me If You Can by DaringDashie Catch Me If You Can by DaringDashie
Edit 08/10/12 Looks like this hit EQD [link], thanks to whoever submitted it!

I was planning on having a brief break from making pony comics, then I started sketching Spitfire and she turned out looking like she was challenging somepony. A couple of rough sketches later and this one kind of wrote itself.

I really enjoyed making it cause I really took my time, and it was something a little different. I wanted to avoid showing Spitfire's cutie mark, but it would've spoiled the artwork so I ended up using the fanon one.

Spitfire in panel 5 is modified from *Kired25's Rainbow Dash Dive Bomb.

Bits and pieces of this comic have been kind of visually inspired by several things *Swomswom's MLP:Cerulean sky.FLASH (go watch, it's awesome!), *Dori-to's Sonic Rainsplash and =Foxy-Noxy's Mountainside Monologue Part 3.


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This is an awesome comic you made. I can definitely see something like this happening bewteen Spitfire and Rainbow Dash, as the orange Peagusi would offer Rainbow a race to either test to see if she's Wonderbolt material and or do it as an apology for not hanging out with her at the Gala. It's clear that Spitfire handles the heatwaves and hot weather in Equestria. If you didn't come up with a name for that move I think you might like Flaming Rings. And don't look so bitter Rainbow Dash. You knew it would happen, lol. Way to go!
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Critique by RoyalInBlue Oct 7, 2012, 5:25:25 PM
Time for my thoughts!

This is a really nice piece of work, the art is clean, the vectors are nice and the background details haven't been skimped at all, this is nice and looks rather cannon! (until spitfire becomes a meteorite, but we can't have everything.)

I had some minor nitpicks with this, nothing major, and not enough to detract from my initial standing, but here we go:

The first problem I had would be the facial expressions. Nothing major, ad maybe me talking from a view of personal aesthetics, but RD's face just looks scary, while Spitfires eyelids look a little too reflective.

Next was spitfires mane. We have yet to see a canon representation of her without her WB suit on, but I'm sure her mane doesn't suddenly turn into a recolored lyra style.

Next up was spitfires little meteor thing. It was certainly impressive, but it was just too plain, and spitfires normal coloration made her hard to find within it, it was really very detractive of the overall quality. Try segregating the vectors next time, either make the fire a little darker or spitfire, either or.

In the last frame, it looks like RD is being overshadowed by something, and while this may just be due to her attitude with losing, it is rather disconcerting to see her suddenly darkened after the rest of the comic, not to mention them being in cloudsdale (it seems), where they are above most objects that could cast a shadow.

All in all, this was rather a nice piece, certainly worth a chuckle, but it had some minor outstanding problems, just enough for me to rate this a 7.5/10. Please continue to improve and amaze!

(Forgive the double post, I just get really finicky over small problems)
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AdamsCamaroZ28 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
:icondocbrownplz: Great Scott...
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sonic FireBoom!!! Awesome!!! :D :D :D
Roman-Santos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
WARNING Spitfire is flamable!
PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Look, one of them is doing a Richard Pryor impression!
tawog11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
88 MILES PER HOUR!!!!!!!!
MadOvid Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
It's your kids Dashie! Something has to be done about your kids!
tawog11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
when this baby hits 88 miles per hour...Your you g to see some serious sh*t
AdamsCamaroZ28 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
missael111796 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Guess that's why the call her Spitfire.
mlpfluttershy01 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no offense but i hate spitfire and this comic makes me feel like i want to rip her head off
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
BTTF reference! LOL!!
mlprules24 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
its a fireboom
MLPLOVER2020 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I think its a sonic flareboom
asherm5000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Wouldn't it take more than 88 knots to break the speed of sound?
AdamsCamaroZ28 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
700 something MPH to break the sound barrier, yeah.
newbaggett Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Desperate-Demise Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
ManaSparks Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sonic Flameboom
farmer010 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
GoldenPonyZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013

Impossible. :v
xormak Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
88 XD you are great Daring, just awsome =D i don't know if you chose this joke on purpose but i as ger laughed so hard...XD just awsome
MelancholicGhost Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
that's... actually what I was thinking when she does that...
DerpyWolf44 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Crap my OC is supposed to be able to do a sonic fireboom
transforpuppy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Hehe cool
DarkMageDragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Awesome comic! Whats the name of Spitfires Sonic Rainboom style move?
crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Sonic Fireboom ( just posted this randomly ) and great comic
HereticalRosePetal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
More like sonic Solar flare.
crochetkitty29 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
:) yeah i like that way more than sonic fireboom
Redtriangle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Phew! That's hot! (Literally)
elr79655 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
88 wingpower? Great Scott!
fluffythehedgehog12 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Dash has an expression that seems to say "I don't care. That part was NOT what I signed up for!"
Sunderbraze Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Beautifully done. I especially love Spitfire's mane in this one.
CCartfulgrl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and that's how spitfire became a wonderbolt
vvolfeh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
I got a little mad when rd didn't win lol
starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Shizui Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Peppermint-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats with the cutie marks on both sides
DaringDashie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The animated versions have cutie marks on both flanks (one being a mirror image of the other). I believe most of the toy lines only have a single cutie mark printed.
Peppermint-Breeze Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh okay thats makes sense thanks for telling me
...Sonic Flameboom?
Patrikov909 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love how Dashie is like: Buck you....
Winters-Fury-14 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Love the Back to the Future reference.
EclipsingWolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Great Scot
DarthGoldstar710 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
That was awesome! :D
ILoveGoten1999 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
" Hey dash whats my wing power"? " It's Its OVER 9000"
yulittle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Well I think we all know who the winner is. It is Rainbow Dash!!!

Take this into consideration. Rainbow Dash was neck to neck next to Spitfire when she reaches 88 wingpower and starts to go into her sonic fireboom. Whereas Rainbow Dash didn't even reach the wingpower required to go into her sonic rainboom at that speed. So it can be assumed that if Rainbow Dash have to stop because Spitfire was spitting fire from her sonic fireboom and getting charred by her, RD could have continue accelerating and ultimately beat Spitfire in the race! xD
pichu263 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow dash, you migth need to step up your game. XD
LegendaryHyuuzo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
The RD Sonic Rainboom is more awesome, after all, RD is the Awesomeness in all Equestria ;D For Me >_<
hhorseACE Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what wingpower it takes for RD to do her sonic rainboom
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