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The Life I Never Had by Edowaado The Life I Never Had by Edowaado
This newest episode hit me right where it hurts. Loved it so much, this comic was inspired and based on a comment from /mlp/

For those who know my experience about grandparents and regret

Dear Grandma by Edowaado

Now go be the Granddad your daughter wanted you to be Grand Pear.

+ I'll be attending Galacon holding a panel about common drawing mistakes artists usually make : )


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Saint-Walker Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
Worst of all, his daughter never chose to leave the family to be with the stallion she loved, he made that choice for her
bestpony666 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Student Artist
goldorakx69 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Grand pear is regret for what he did but one day he take his courage in two houve and go in pony ville and learn the true and all he miss but is not too late to become the
Grand father he mose become in the memory of his dauther
Tesla51 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The true tragedy of the story. It's sad Bright Mac and Pear Butter are gone... but imagine the one who has to live with it. At least... he still has the chance to make up for it, even slightly if anything. One thing he can do before the final grain of sand in his mortal clock runs out; be the grandfather your family wanted you to be.
BronyBurningAxe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so well done, I love it. It's so emotional. I liked it so much that I made a fan dub of it. Here's the link, I credited in both the video and the description. -…
TheKnightofMomiji Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A man could do many horrible things in life with no regrets, but he should never break his little girl's heart as their last true moment as father... And daughter...
Shishioh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
This is a WONDERFUL comic. It REALLY feels like something in the original episode script that had to be cut for time. I like how you don't reveal that she died or anything, it's just, like the episode itself, strongly implied. I still think we might get an episode revealing what actually happened someday. If/when we do there's no way this will become a contradiction (unless said episode makes its own Grand Pear flashback)
iamthejam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Finally can see this without getting spoilers.

Excellent work.
DawnsyBebo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww this is so sad ;-; but so beautiful ;-;
princeoftyranny Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
It's just painful because something like this, his guilt, it's pretty much canon. It's not some dark or tragic headcanon. This is 100% true to the characters. This 100% could've happened, and even part of it is real-- he never got to apologize or talk to her again. It was forever unresolved between father and daughter and... God. Emotions.
Jyger85 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Rarity (cry) plz 
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
I wonder what happened when he found out she'd passed away
GhostWriter434 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Probably something like this, but worse. The fact that he could not say goodbye to his daughter and left things unresolved is just as bad; that's something you never want to do with a relative before they pass away.
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
True. As they say "You never want to go to bed mad"
Anon200 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
"Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Believe me I know. My family is full of grudge holders
inakanx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017
Grand pear is my new favorite pony! I love sad backstories.
ClickaClackPopPop Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn ninjas, chopping onions again!
ednd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
HaefenZebra Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
This here is some good writing and story telling.
gordonphilbin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
thasbrony Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
wanna know what would be a nice kick in the gut,

that the last letter is about how she and bright mac are gonna visit him in vanhoover and never arrive.
andaverde Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
this was one of the most beautiful eps i have seen and it made me sad knowing thayt they are dead.
but this is the thing that a lot of people didn't realize. the fact that at the end of his life he saw a family he could have been part of.
and it must be killing him inside that his daughter is dead and he never got to say sorry to her.
i feel REALLY bad for him.
yaico Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
in my opinion when Applejack left the farm was just after his parents died, shortly after applebloom was born. She could not be in that place that brought her sadness
GhostWriter434 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
Now that you mention it, that does make some sense given the circumstance; it would indeed fit in with why AJ would leave like that in the first place.
inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's only one thing that bothers me about Perfect Pear...
From the way Big Mac and Applejack talk about their parents, and judging from flashbacks in previous episodes, the two of them must have been very young when Bright and Butter passed away....

So then where did Applebloom come from?

Throughout the episode, Applejack talks as if she has no memory of her parents at all, and Big Mac doesn't seem to know much of anything about them either, though I did get the sense that most of what he experienced with them was with his father.
When Applejack left her farm for the first time, Applebloom wasn't yet born, but we don't see even the slightest hint or even mention of their parents there, suggesting they passed away before AJ left the farm and got her cutie mark. When they're teenagers, there's STILL no AB, and, again, their parents are nowhere to be seen.... 

So, what? Was Applebloom adopted?
Could it be that it's one of those situations where one of the older siblings (AJ or Mac) is actually the parent of the younger (AB), and for complex reasons, they're just calling her a sibling because the parent was way too young at the time?
regularshowandsonic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Student Interface Designer
grandpear: . . .I should be punished for being so mean to my daughter. . .and bright mac. I don't deserve to work where I do. . .to bad their not alive for me to apologize to them . . .[ goes get a noose for suicide ]

Applejack: GRANDPEAR NO! maybe we can talk to their ghosts.

Grandpear: theres no such thing as ghosts. . .

Apple Bloom: theres not? but I wanna see mom and dad!

Applejack: GRANDPEAR COME ON, step away from that noose and come with us, were waking up the dead. . .

Grandpear: . . .alright, but if it don't work, I'm coming back to the noose.


Big Mac: eyup!
Toonwatcher Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
Damn it, I'm still teary-eyed from watching the episode! Why did I read this? :crying:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Excuse me, waiter. I ordered some jokes, but was served a giant plate of feels. :(
zariots Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, the feels!!
OssyBeatBreaker Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Fangurl03 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp......time to cry
Feuerwelle Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are some grave depths! MLP can teach something at every age. 
AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
I hope that the family can start over
Winxzafir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so sooo sad Sad dummy Sad dummy Cry forever Cry forever Sad Fluttershy Sad Fluttershy 
MrSeyker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
NO! Goddamn it, the episode just doesn't stop hitting me with the feels train...
darkruler64 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This deserves to be canon...more than any fan-project I've ever seen.
TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Pikachu crying Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!
Nall608 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Not going to lie. I saw this episode to and it made me cry so much at what I saw. Naruto - Naruto Crying Icon I feel bad for Grand Pear and this story you made hits home. Excellent artwork. Also that was one of the
best episodes of MLP as it gave more background into Apple Jack's parents and gave other background pony's more background. 
DinoMarioZilla Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Had he not been blinded by his hatred toward the Apples, his life would not have been consumed by anguish...
Nall608 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
True. I wish it hadn't come to that.
JulyMays Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist
Oh my god. I live this comic. Sad story is believable and old pear is in character. You see him slowly shift to an old pony with heart full of regret. Brilliant art and amazing story.
BB-K Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's gotta hurt when his own daughter never expect a letter in return, and it only gets worse after she died along with his son-in-law too, only Granny Smith and her grandchildren survived today.
Z113 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
right in the feelings...
Yoyoyo3333 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
This was a great comic. Just as tear-jerking as the episode.
ArtGuruSauce Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Crying? I'm not crying, who's crying? Not me!


God damn it who's cutting onions?!
Yoyoyo3333 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
"Hey, who put this bowl of onions here?"
afl300 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
soo caring and beautiful
bassmegapokemonlover Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Artist
T_T so good! ...=}
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