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I Am Not A Background Pony! by brony-in-the-shadows I Am Not A Background Pony! by brony-in-the-shadows
This is my entry to :iconneko-me:'s Applejack Appreciation Contest. Octavia and Vinyl are kindly inviting Applejack to the Background Pony Support Group, BPA: Background Ponies Anonymous. But as we all know, Applejack is not a background pony. In fact she has had several episodes just for her. So needless to say, this little invitation did not go over well. If they are lucky Vinyl and Octavia might just wake up in time to make it to the meeting, hopefully before Derpy eats all the muffins :D.


For anyone that can't read what Derpy and Golden Harvest are saying.
Derpy "Free Muffins at Every Meeting!"
Golden Harvest "Background Ponies Stick Together!"
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:iconrealdiegoamateur:
RealDiegoAmateur Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This no Background Pony! This Freaking Awesome!
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:iconecliptorcalrissian:
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Free muffins? I'm there!
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:iconspetsnaz-marksman:
Spetsnaz-Marksman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Aww but they were just being nice D:
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:icontimfortune9:
timfortune9 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
:icondj-pon3plz: "Maybe we'll have better luck with Rarity..."
(I kid. Rarity is also most definitely NOT a background pony. Granted, she was shafted for an episode in Season 3.)
(Hell, in relation to the pic, you really can't call Applejack a background pony anymore. Of the Mane 6, she was the only one to appear and have a speaking role in every single episode of Season 3.)
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:iconxargos32:
xargos32 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Go easy on them, AJ!  It's just a misunderstanding. They mean no harm.
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:iconrainmask-forever:
Rainmask-forever Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! And she is NOT a background pony!
Shesh Applejack can be mean!
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:iconkairoanyi:
KairoAnyi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Applejack could be mean but she is really honest 
to her friends
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:iconrainmask-forever:
Rainmask-forever Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! And thats no joke,She IS honesty though!
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:iconbaneswolf8364:
baneswolf8364 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing!!! im sure you will win, its gorgeous^^
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist

:icontwilighthappyplz: Thanks!

:icontwilight-rapefaceplz: And we can hope :D

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:iconmetalfankenny:
metalfanKenny Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
How can applejack do that to my 2 faveret BG ponies?(and my OC'S roommates) 
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I didn't know AJ was a violent and prone to hate character ?

Yeeeeeah... not the most interesting ''message'' to convey there.
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:iconthe-thrashy-one:
The-Thrashy-One Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it's quite interesting. Maybe inappropriate to her character, but that doesn't mean it isn't interesting.
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:iconsketchartbrony:
sketchArtBrony Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's probably sensitive about being a background pony,lol
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Looks like Viny is about to get BUCKED! :XD:
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:iconthanathan:
Thanathan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Don't kick people AJ!
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:icongabby-j:
Gabby-J Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Artist
How dare she be called a background pony? I personally liked AJ first when I only watched the first 2 episodes of MLP. She's cool. She's nice. Don't worry, I appreciate you AJ....
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:iconunderrenovations:
UnderRenovations Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's kinda weird, Twilight was essentially the only sane mare in the beginning, but Applejack has more or less taken that role now, because Twilight has had moments of psychological character studies and cartoon zaniness over time. But yeah, I think AJ doesn't deserve the label of background pony. There have been some really great AJ episodes, but a lot of times she seems to get outshined by other characters when she's the "focus". I think an interesting story could be told with just her, and let's hope the writers can come up with something.
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:iconjms61899:
jms61899 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyoumadplz:
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:iconfirestorm310:
firestorm310 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Yeah AJ showem that you don't belong in the background :D
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:iconstar-of-twilight:
Star-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I love the image. Hope Vinyl & Octavia don't get too hurt. 
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:icondjgames:
DJgames Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, they gonna get kicked by the angry pony. XD
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:iconxonxt:
xonxt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmlpapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Here, look under my tail!
:iconm3gust4plz::iconoctaviaclapplz::iconsaysplz:Whoa...

And yeh, AJ definitely deserves more screentime. And more musical numbers! I love Ashleigh's voice.
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:iconzeropegasi:
ZeroPegasi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems really ouy of character for Applejack here.
Shes one of the mane cast but that dosnt mean she cant show her support for the BGPs Im sure the others would do.

AJ here seems more to be AppleJerk.
All Octiva and Vinyl want is somepony to show their support for the BGPs nothing more nothing less
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MidnaAdams Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Applejack was assumed to be a background pony by Vinyl and Octavia, here in this picture and she must have found that insulting.
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MidnaAdams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
It's nice to see artwork of Applejack telling and showing that she is not a background pony. :D
Better yet, Vinyl and Octavia might be lucky enough to attend the group, without any major injuries. :XD:
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Vinyl and Octavia will have to be very lucky XD. AJ is really strong!
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:iconmegaphonnic:
megaphonnic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The only reason Applejack is the most underrated is because there isn't really much left the writers can do with Applejack storywise and trait wise, Rainbow Dash has her arrogance the wonderbolts, Pinkie has her spontaneous ways and parties, Twilight is the main character so the majority of focus is on her anyway, Fluttershy has her animals and shyness, Rarity has her precious girlyness and her posh fashion, Applejack just has a southern accent and farms apples

Applejack is my personal favourite [next to Fluttershy], because she seems less in your face and more down to earth [also I'm a sucker for a cowgirl ;]], A.J has had a lot of episodes [especially in season 1] but it's only because the writers have more or less covered what Applejacks character can offer, it's a shame, and unlike the majority of the fandom I don't class her as a background pony she's the sturdy, strong, silent friend we all need to lean on in times of doubt, also she has the best songs :).
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:iconrelativelyextreme:
RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the writers should drum up some internal conflicts and give her a new twist :P
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:iconmegaphonnic:
megaphonnic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
They really should!, but not to the point where it changes her character ;] It's a shame that they didn't spread A.J out throughout the seasons, instead of just clumping her at the start
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:iconrelativelyextreme:
RelativelyExtreme Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If properly executed, I think that could open up a possibility for numerous AJ feature episodes in the future. But I agree about them all being bunched up at the start. I've been meaning to re-watch the series start to finish sometime...
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xXTwistedRainbows Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope she kicked them right in the  face. 
All background ponies are horrible.
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DrPeteVenkman Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL this is nice :) I hope you do well :)
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:iconsnapshotpony:
SnapShotPony Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Great piece, I definitely got a laugh out of it.
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconhappyapplejackplz: Glad I could brighten up your day!
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:iconfetch26291:
Fetch26291 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
AJ: Here, let me get you ta that dere meetin real quick like.
Vinyl: Please no.
AJ: I insist.

Vinyl&Octavia: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA *ding*
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconapplejackplz: That's the way we do it down here on the farm!
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:iconringsandamiss007:
ringsandamiss007 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
What part of Mane 6 does anyone not understand?
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm guessing the "6" part XD
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Poor AJ.
And to be fair, she isn't a background pony, but some of the fanbase ASSUMES she's one just because she rarely appears in episodes. 
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
After I had seen a few episode's (I didn't see them in order) I was surprised to find out that Twilight was the main character. All the reruns that I had seen were in the middle of Season 2, and Twilight was hardly in them at all. I guess it all depends on what episodes you've seen that tell you who is what.
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand that XD. And yeah, Twilight BARELY appeared in any Season 2 episodes at that point. But for some odd reason, AJ seems to get the heavy hate of "Oh she's a background pony', when they keep forgetting that besides being an Element, she IS one of the most caring characters of the show. There IS a picture stating all the great qualities of AJ and how most fans just ignore those and focus on the fact that she rarely appears in said episodes, degrading her a 'background character'.
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:iconjarkes:
Jarkes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
It started out as a joke, but it quickly became unfunny.
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It became to the point where some fans just decided to be hateful towards her just for 'never appearing'.
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:iconjarkes:
Jarkes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Kind of reminds me of the "Pinkiecide" thing from Too Many Pinkie Pies. It started out as a joke, but when some people decided to hate everything about season 3, they started trying to use that as a legitimate criticism of the episode.
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now THAT is kinda stupid. Yes I will admit, Season 3 wasn't the best season from the show, but it wasn't THAT horrible.
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MGlitch Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Buck yeah she isn't a background pony. People don't like her because she's honest, kind, humble, and willing to help. They think she's like a door mat or something. I luvs you AJ.
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:iconbrony-in-the-shadows:
brony-in-the-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist

:iconapplejackblushplz:

(Your making AJ Blush! :D)

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:iconmglitch:
MGlitch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Well I hope too. For I mean every word I said.
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a little dark for AJ
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