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Real Strength by Lopoddity Real Strength by Lopoddity
"You're stronger than you think, Rosie-Wosie."

cleaned up a work doodle, pardon the sloppiness~

Rosemary was relentlessly bullied as a filly. School foals mostly teased her about her weight and clumsy nature, and Rosie, like Fluttershy, was usually too meek and shy to stand up for herself. Her momma Flutters suggested "killing them with kindness", that is, being so nice to the bullies that they were essentially forced into respecting and treating Rosie better. It didn't work. At all. The bullies just laughed at Rosie's attempts to win them over with kind words and gifts-when she bakes them snickerdoodles, they knock the cookies to the ground and stomp on them. Rosemary is now treated even worse. What's a filly to do?

Luckily, Bulk Biceps has a new strategy in mind for his daughter to use against her bullies. If killing them with kindness won't work, Bulk reasons, then she should try hurting them. With punches.

Not that Bulk would ever really advocate the use of violence....but he proposed that exercising and gaining muscle had given him the emotional strength to resist his own bullies in his youth, so he figures that Rosie too, might gain a little confidence from physical fitness. He gifts her with a cute little pink 1 pound weight-it's more of a symbolic gift than anything else, a reminder to be strong.

Unknown to Bulk though, physical fitness is Rosemary's hidden special talent. She will move on from working out with her little one pound weight to someday being able to benchpress her own father. She doesn’t gain her tranquil confidence until she embraces her true passion, fitness and wellness, and makes it a goal to teach self-care and body positivity to others. Rosemary will grow up to be strong as shit-and nice or not, she has zero tolerance for ponies that bully.

NextGen: Rosemary by Lopoddity
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:icon7hotsprings:
7HotSprings Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Professional Artist
Cute
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:iconazreal258:
AZREAL258 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Bulk has the right idea.
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:iconthefallenkings:
TheFallenKings Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Aww cute
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AnonymousNavi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness Rosie just makes my heart clench (I need a picture of Rose benchpressing her father)
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OnlyHuman097 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
MY HEART WON'T STOP CRYING!!!! ❤❤❤❤ THIS IS AMAZING!!!!
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Wyverntooth Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Y'know, I tend to forget how big Bulky Biceps really is
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RikuChanTheFox Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Sloppiness"? I think the emotion and your brilliant use of colors and shading more than make up for your "sloppiness". 
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crystals-galaxy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student
''When she bakes Them snickerdoodles, They knock the cookies to the ground and stomp on them'' We'll see about that.. *blasts the bullies into space*
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LycheeLane Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Hoe do you come up with your ideas?
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Midnight-Note Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nono, see, kindness isn't the strength it's talking about. That dumbbell is 1 ton, it's just super compressed XD
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:iconsushi-draws:
Sushi-Draws Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
I want an image of Rosemary bench pressing her own father.
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:iconbubblesthepanda221:
BubblesThePanda221 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oml yesss
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:iconprincesskaguya2000:
princesskaguya2000 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
I'm not crying! YOU'RE crying!
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:iconhawaii42612:
hawaii42612 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"you've got to be strong in the real way, and I can be strong... in the real way. I want to inspire you! I want to be your rock, and when I talk it lights a fire in you..." felt it was appropriate
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StarcoShipper Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Steven Universe
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:iconanimefreak728:
animefreak728 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rosie's strong in both ways! :lol:
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:iconhawaii42612:
hawaii42612 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep :)
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:iconhawaii42612:
hawaii42612 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
yas!
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:iconzoruaofepic:
Zoruaofepic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Never understood Bulk Bicep's name, horses don't even have biceps.
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:iconizzy870:
Izzy870 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Hyped Rowlett 
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:iconsketchblue:
sketchblue Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Aww ;v;
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:iconcitruseucalyptus:
CitrusEucalyptus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Dawww!
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:iconkaatseye:
kaatseye Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
AAAAH CUTE
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HellsBrat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if we will see a comic of sweet Rosemary standing up to her bullies :3 
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:iconcelestial-meadows:
Celestial-Meadows Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
sloppiness? more like awesomness!
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:iconchesra:
Chesra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwww
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CrystalPastelKitty Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice picture. :meow: I like the story thing, too. :meow:
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Strikersgalaxy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg that is so cute 😆
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:icononiirinsama23:
oniirinsama23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JFC I need to punch a wall help me
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:iconinthenextgentury:
InTheNextGentury Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would you want to punch a wall? Is it because of the image?
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:icononiirinsama23:
oniirinsama23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FEELS
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InTheNextGentury Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Now I actually want to punch a wall with my head so I can forget the feelzzzzz I get from these kind of pictures XD. Sorry for asking btw.
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sketchpad12 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Why would anyone pass up free cookies poor Rosie :(
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StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwww
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analothor2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
True fatherhood 
s.p (i hope fluttershy is the mother)
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:icondisneynerdinfinity10:
Disneynerdinfinity10 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
She is.^^
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:iconanalothor2:
analothor2 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconcometstarlightpony:
CometStarlightPony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Killing them with kindness isn't working? Try killing them with killing!
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:iconbasicbeyond:
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are actually not suppose to start lifting weights until you are at least 14 or 15 years old, otherwise you will warp your growth. 
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Shadowwolf14 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, Bulk looks so sweet trying to cheer up Rosemary, it's so cute~!
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snuffy-art Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Awww, this is so cute. ^^ I love them both. :3
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:iconladydaliena:
LadyDaliena Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Those cuties! I love them!
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:iconseether00:
Seether00 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
I love the concept of this character. Flutters and Bulk? I ship it. 
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:iconrainbow112:
Rainbow112 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh that's cute :la:
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:iconvsees:
VSees Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
This is adorable omg
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NaTabhairSuas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww.
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TwilightSpr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute!
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