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My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #4: Fluttershy: 05/12/16

My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #4: Fluttershy by Barbara Randall Kesel

My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #4: Fluttershy by Barbara Randall Kesel is a short comic focusing on the shiest of Mane Six. We know she's passionate about her animal rescue efforts. Now we learn that she's also a secret yarn bomber!

I'm not a knitter but I can relate to being passionate about one's art, even if it's a hobby. Before I embraced digital photography, I was a painter, working first in oils and then in acrylics (because I was in college and didn't want to mess up my deposit). My first child combined with a cat who liked to get into my paints made for a situation I wasn't comfortable with. So I packed away the paints and moved to digital photography and other digital art forms.

The kids are older and Caligula passed away in 2014. My two current cats just aren't into art supplies like she was. I have a nice work area with a good natural source of light, perfect for working. So now I'm working painting again. I happened to start up around the time that I first read My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #4: Fluttershy.

Fluttershy has a secret room.

Also like Fluttershy, my town has a local art gallery that encourages residents to show their work. I've displayed digital art twice and most recently I had a small painting accepted. Unlike Fluttershy, I'm not shy and I'm not afraid of what others think of my art. To me it's a hobby. If I get good comments, I'm happy. If I don't, I let the negative ones roll off me.

Walk away.

Fluttershy, though, is terribly afraid of having her beloved yarn sculptures ridiculed. She's afraid of embarrassing herself and her friends. Of course, that's the exact opposite of what's likely to happen.

This is a case of reading the comic at the right time. Sometimes Fluttershy's shyness gets to me. This time, though, I could relate and a few laughs at the extent she goes to being part of the show while keeping her identity a secret.

Four stars

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