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Free to a Good Home by bitter-knitter Free to a Good Home by bitter-knitter
Who would you take home? :)


Edit: HO-LY HELLS BELLS. I damn nearly kakked a house when I saw the amount of faves and comments. I can't thank everyone enough.

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FIRST IMPRESSION:
D'aww!
My first thought? This is so. So. So adorable ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. But, well, I can't be sentimental when critiquing, can I? <3

IN GENERAL:
I have to be honest, they are all adorable! For some weird reason I don't particularly like the way you drew Pinkie and Dashie (the way you drew Twilight's bangs and her expression ... simply priceless!) but that is, of course, personal preference. Applejack and RD fighting? That's great! Love how you tried to subtly show their relationships in here - AJ and RD being competitive as always, even as fillies, Twilight being in the center as she is the 'main' character, Pinkie playful as always and Fluttershy being oh so tentatively shy. Rarity is looking with a slightly disdainful expression at RD and AJ, but it seems as if she's really just being as elegantly worried as always... and trying to hold back her laughter.

VISION:
I love it! I have never thought of fillies going to a good home, and this is such a d'awwdorable idea! I can see what you were going for (a cute coloured sketch!) and I think that it's great! I may even write an one-shot for this, actually. It's that meaningful.

ORIGINALITY:
Well, as I mentioned above I haven't seen this idea crop up much but I'm not giving this 4 stars due to the fact I've seen some similar works before (not exactly the same of course, but fillies + giving away isn't that hard of an idea to think up). However, this is the first time I've seen something like this so I'm giving you 3 and a half stars c:

TECHNIQUE:
Let me put this blatantly - it's a sketch. A great, endearingly adorable one, but a sketch nonetheless. Coloured? Great! Sketch? Alright, I can see that you didn't want to put too much effort into a seed of an idea. However, should you polish it up a little more, that'd be awesome. If you decide to leave it like this, that's fine by me too. The rough look kind of lends it an older feeling ... I don't know why, it just does. The fact that you can see pencil marks and such deducts points, and the bland background as well - though I like how it contrasts with the colourful six~

IMPACT:
Blame it on my soft heart, but seriously. I love this. I love this so so so much. I want to squeeze them and ... just ... never let go. If that's not enough for nearly 5 stars, I don't know what is! I can't give you 5 since those are reserved for truly breathtaking masterpieces and, much as this is adorable like nothing else, I'm afraid it's not quite deserving of 5 (some may say I'm being a little generous, even).

OVERALL:
This is an amazingly 'eeeeeefan-girlsqueal' piece, and you should be proud of it! It could be improved with some more polishing and time, but hey, it's already pretty cute so I won't blame you if you don't want to spend any more time on it. ^^; Oh, and by the way ... as for who I'd take home:
- FLUTTERSHY. Biased because she's my favourite BUT SHE'S D'AWWABLE AS ALWAYS <3
- Twilight. The way you portrayed her. Just ... eeee.
- EVERYONE. I'd feel bad if I didn't and they're all pretty cute (except Dashie just ... :S I don't know, I don't like her that much and I ship Flutterdash as my OTP so something's wrong! XD Pinkie's hair just puts me off) But hey, love and tolerate, yeah~? <3

Great job! c':
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:icondarkheartlycan:
DarkHeartLycan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would definately take Flutters!
This is awesome btw!
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:iconcriminallynerdy:
CriminallyNerdy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Writer
I want to adopt all of them.
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:iconpaintpalletepony:
PaintPalletePony Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, I'd have to take Flutters. She would be the funnest and easiest to handle.
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:iconvazquezg19:
VazquezG19 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're soo adorable! I would love to adopt them!
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:iconstevie-bond:
Stevie-Bond Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
ARGH! Too damn cute! :squee: 

Now I have an idea for a fanfiction story, looking at this. :D
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:iconbitter-knitter:
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I'd love to see it! Link me when you're done :D
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:iconstevie-bond:
Stevie-Bond Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I'm afraid I've scrapped it now. :(

But I'm sure someone else will be able to write one.
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:iconautumnkitten86:
Autumnkitten86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Is this what you thought I stole? I was putting it on commissions cause it is amazing art!
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:iconbitter-knitter:
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm not a meanie, but that particular picture has caused me so many annoyances with people stealing. I don't want to upset you guys, and thank you for complimenting :) 

I'm sorry if you feel like I was overprotective!
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:iconautumnkitten86:
Autumnkitten86 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh no, It's fine! It was your art! I'm sorry.
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:iconghalaghor:
Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Squee! *takes them all home*
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:iconhankamericanengine:
HankAmericanEngine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do we have to take just one? What if we want them all?
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:iconthe-rainbron3:
the-rainbron3 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... the purple one
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:iconfujin777:
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'll take them all home and allow others to assist me with raising them.
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:iconbitter-knitter:
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Yay welfare system!
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:icondoodlefoxxy:
DoodleFoxxy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'll take the fluttershy~ the pinkiepie~ the twilight sparkle~ the rainbowdash~ ah~ who
am I kidding!?!? I'LL TAKE EM ALL!!!
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:iconagenttasmania:
AgentTasmania Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Okay, guys, we all have to come to a shared custody agreement.
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:iconnumber1andysixxlover:
number1AndySixxlover Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I WANT FLUTTERSHY!

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:iconbioworld:
bioworld Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
All mine, I take them all!
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:iconfabthemiller86:
fabthemiller86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I want them all! Are they tattooed vaccinated and neutered (spayed) ?
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:iconbitter-knitter:
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmmm, not sure about spayed, but I did have them vaccinated recently. Not sure about tattooed though!
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:iconelythespidermare:
Elythespidermare Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are they doing here we need to take them back to the cantalot now
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:iconerzherzog007:
Erzherzog007 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
So cute! :D
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:iconthe-mysterious-ponyx:
the-mysterious-ponyX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mine...they're all mine...ALL MINE...AH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(also, beautiful artwork, the soft outlines give everything hug-ability and i think they all look lovely)
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:iconartistintraining012:
ArtistInTraining012 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Artist
i would bring home dashie
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:iconponyfreak123:
PonyFreak123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww
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:iconmissnieve:
MissNieve Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconmushies12:
Mushies12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
My friend says that you can only take two.

...

Who cares about the rules? I'll take all of them! Mwahahahahhahahhahahahahahha!!!!!!! >=3
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:iconwestfallen:
Westfallen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Obviously AJ is coming with me. Reason: Further south we got apple orchards, aaannnnnd AJ is indisputably adorable. :P
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:iconsuqardaddy:
Suqardaddy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dash and Twi is MINE
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:iconsuperpika293:
superpika293 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here lies superpika293. He died of diasweetus(like Diabeetus but with cute).
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:iconshynelight:
ShyneLight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Come on Rarity! You're coming home with me!
i wish...SO BADLY!
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:iconmissymoomeow:
missymoomeow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Like how come only 2 people want applejack... *Grabs her* THIS IS MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT *Runs to my house with her and locks the doors*
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:iconemberelf14:
Emberelf14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Twi is mine * Grabs then runs*
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:iconmoonlight8837:
Moonlight8837 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Artist
omg i can't own any of them :(
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:iconaxelthepeggy:
Axelthepeggy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
TWI AND DASH ARE MIINESSSSSSSSSSS
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:iconsugarcube214:
SugarCube214 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applejack and Flutts are mine! >:3
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:icontigersiil:
TigerSiil Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fluttershy is MINE :DDDDDDDDDDD or pinkie :3 (if I could I would take them all :)
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could I would take them all
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:iconsigned-with-a-star:
Signed-with-a-Star Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Out of my way Fluttershy is mine!!!
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:iconleviathantamer:
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Oh really? *pulls a Cheshire Cat by walking around a pillar and appearing behind Fluttershy, picking her up and jumping backwards through the floor and into a secret tree in the woods*
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:iconsigned-with-a-star:
Signed-with-a-Star Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truestar: oh buck this....*grabs Twi and nusels her*
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:iconleviathantamer:
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I'll let Flutters visit at LEAST once a week
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:iconsigned-with-a-star:
Signed-with-a-Star Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truestar: okay we can do that! *plays with twi some more*
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:iconderpy526:
derpy526 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
dibs on........ all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsigned-with-a-star:
Signed-with-a-Star Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truestar: Bleep off bleeper Fluttershy is mine!
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:iconderpy526:
derpy526 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
well sucks to be you because i called dibs on all of them
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:iconsigned-with-a-star:
Signed-with-a-Star Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truestar: *Attacks you face* mine!
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:iconderpy526:
derpy526 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
NO MINE!!!!!!!



P.S. I LIKE CAPSLOCK
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:iconsigned-with-a-star:
Signed-with-a-Star Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truestar: *grabs Fluttershy and runs like crazy* MINE BLEEPER!
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