EDIT: Oh hai Equestria Daily. Thank you all for the super nice comments! I've been reading them all, and some people have posted truly profound and touching statements! Like I've said, I was a little hesitant moving my stuff here. But you guys have made me feel right at home!
Right now the likelihood of someone reading this is 1/86
this is not one of my jokes
i am serious this time.
I know that feels, Lyra. I know that feels.
I, too, do that Bon-bon. I do.
The age-old tension between wanting to fit in and wanting to express yourself - captured perfectly in the form of a comic. Humans (and technicolor ponies) are social creatures deep down; at the same time, we also have a fundamental desire (and, in fact, need) to ascertain our own distinct identity. Finding the right balance can be hard.
But as they say - every Jill has her Jack.