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Twilight cracks open A Unicorn's Guide to Fire Fighting and tries out one of the techniques. :reading:

Uh, Twilight... I think you're doing it wrong :iconfacehoofplz:

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Created as my puppet test for the Double Rainboom project. More information about Double Rainboom can be found here: [link]

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All credit for My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic and Twilight Sparkle goes to Hasbro/DHX and Lauren Faust.

Twilight Sparkle assets from Flamingo1986. Puppet rig here: [link]

EDIT: I found the background via a Google image search [link], but I think it's from Drud14's My Little Pony: Flash Resource Kit [link] at my best guess. If anyone can verify this, I would really appreciate it! :D

EDIT: Sound samples were either pulled from MLP:FiM or found on

All other assets (book, candle, etc.) and animation are mine.
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I think i would write my critiques in Critique section (cause I usually writing a critiques in usual comment box ^^;)

This animation basically is pretty good, the way how twilight trying to learn a new spell of fire element is quite funny, she burn that book and extinguish it with a water spell immediately and she got that water splash make her mane wet, somehow that's make me giggle :giggle: but i say that natural cause it's her first try (i think) to learn that spell. fortunately it's only a book, if it was whole library, i think i will rofl a lot :rofl:

Unfortunately, i see a point which make me disappointed after watching your animation, i read your description you write and well, you give credit, but not entirely you give it, you say other asset besides puppet rigs and the owner of MLP is by yours? you draw a background, animate teleport and animate horn glow by yourself? not to mean harsh, but someone with initials D-14 just share a similar assets from Hubworld and give it to everyone by clicking a link and download it instantly, and I'm sure you see it too and impossible you didn't download it.

but well, overall (Vision and Technique) is good, as your test of MLP animation which using puppet rigs is pretty nice, the movement looks real (for me) it's so smooth, easing and flow is perfect, I'm sure you can do better if you do more and practice or test

Lastly, as my suggestion you should notice the animator attitude of giving the attribute (credits) to a thing which you didn't produced (created) by yourself and used in your animation. Sorry if i typing a word which not pleased or unacceptable for you, to be honest, i just a student and just want to give my opinion of what i just watching.

7/10 (Actually 8/10, if you can fix the point i type on this critique)

(Love and Peace)
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Alright, a critique. Haven't done many of these, so, here we go(gonna make this as quick as possible).

I like this, like, a lot. It's a quick little bite-sized flash animation, depicting a purple unicorn, who appears to be trying to learn to set things on fire. I'm making the assumption that that's what you set out to animate. The vision's there, believe me, it's all there. (I read that back, from the 2nd sentence, 'til here, and chuckled.) Beautifully done. Animation's smooth-silky, even. This roughly 5 second looping Flash has an air of polish, and professionalism that a lot of the 10 minute "animated shorts" that other fan animators just seem to barely(but noticeably, mind you ) miss. Puppets, or no puppets, You accomplished something. (4.5 for vision, because I didn't quite understand that Twilight was trying NOT to set things on fire {makes more sense, now, with the extinguisher on the book}, but that was half of the fun. )

Can't give you full marks for originality. I want to, but an image of one Patrick Star continues to flash across my field of vision, whenever I move the star rating any higher. Explain that one. (3.5, because of the aforementioned Starfish. That jerk.)

Technique knocks off half a star, because the mane clips on the book shelf twice. The water at the end also feels like a slightly cheap wipe effect, to hide the pre-existing Ninja-puddle, which looks respectably puddlish, despite not affecting twilight's shadow. Magic colour is outdated, as of S2E3 and sometimes, Twi stands worryingly still. Other than that, perfect to the point where I feel like this was the thing missing in my already-pony-filled life. I saw some glitches and shortcuts, but I saw more than enough potential to make up for it.

Let's get this out of the way. This did not change my life. It offered me some comfort in the fact that this project has animators of your caliber, working on it, and little else. I did not sprout wings, or swap voices with Applejack (You're totally working on it, though, right? Right!?) By tomorrow, I will have moved on, maybe, think about it whenever I think of the Pushing Patrick thing (This is way better. We'll cal it... Teleporting Twilight. No? OK) (Giving it an honest 2.5. It gave me faith in this project, and nothing else. Stupid voice.)

Overall, we now know that Twilight isn't the only one doing magical things, here. Great job, puppets or no puppets. Pay attention to the water effect. I know it was just a demo thing, but treat it like the real thing, and you'll treat the real thing like the real thing.

Stephan989 Outie!
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BokunZhao Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  New Deviant
Wow impressive work! Love it
Xuxu14 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
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Power-Brony Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
So cute! :D
Sweetiepaint Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Artist
read and smoke Twilight Sparkle (what!) plz omg my bookBookdiva book say :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: twilightThe Elements: Water 
MaximusArea Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd recommend not animating on ones for small things like this. I'd consider doing it on twos instead. The animation is still decent, though
the-mysterious-ponyX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty and witty Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
TheImaginaryArtist34 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Twilight: Hmm, I wonder...
*Flips to Transport Fire Spell*
Twilight: Now let me just...
*Sets book on fire*
Twilight: AHH! OH SH**, OH SH**, OH SH**! SOMEPONY HELP! No wait, I've got an idea.
*Puts fire out with Water Bucket Spell*
Twilight: I cannot believe that just Note to past self: Pay attention in Magic Kindergarden, you'll be thankful you learned that spell.

^_^ good animation!
FlashbackingArtist00 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cuuuute!!!
BonBon1Heart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Artist
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love that satisfied Job Well Done look on her face right before she sees what she did.
melisaygeneration Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
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TheBestGamer100 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
twilight, you cute little idiot
rosyilovetfm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Artist
ha ha ha is fun
LaniFani Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of flash did you use this for?
codefox421 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Flash Pro from CS 5.5
Dashie038 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
:iconfacehoofplz: Twi is dumb...
ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
At least she learn how to teleport water somewhere else.
ChaudStarpower Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i love twily!! <3
TB2374 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
ShyneLight Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Who failed? Twilight, or did the animation fail?
TB2374 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
twilight duh
ShyneLight Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Peace4545 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   General Artist
Umm.. did anyone else here music after a few minutes of watching it loop?
Twilightsparklefreak Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I REALLY don't understand this! let me watch it again--------- OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! now I understand :)! so funny!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Amazing-Conundrum Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Amg I love the squeak noise :D
RoxieTheRockstar Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is both really good and funny!
codefox421 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! :D
The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhahaha, so great.
codefox421 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! It's great to know there are people still getting a laugh out of this :D
Rogerlink Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Tell me your secret! How you make to turn that head as fluid? D:
codefox421 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
No secret really. Lots of patience and practice (it was nowhere near as good when I first animated it: [link] ) plus the fundamentals in *FlamingoRich's puppet tutorials [link] help a lot with animating characters in Flash... granted those tutorials didn't exist when I made this ^^;
Rogerlink Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you so much princess (rarity voice)
crystalgirl889 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
wrong spot twi :icondummydanceplz:
TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
kronos-kirbi Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, looks lovely
awesomecraft124 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
this is funny as
HYPERTiZ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
PrincessLunaBest Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA is teleport the fire in the book!!!!!
sofipony123 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
SolidSanchez Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
codefox421 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Armameteus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Writer
She looks so confident with her squeaky little grin before it all goes to hell and she starts setting things on fire. And then soaks her self in an attempt to put out said fire.

Oh poor Twi. Never able to catch a break. Don't worry, you're still adorable. :meow:
nicoflare Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
holy crap where did you get flash animation i wanted so bad
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Trolestia strkies again.
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
93gorgo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
codefox421 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks! :D
SoulDragonWithFlow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
freqking lol. so well made
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