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Trixie
2011-07-25, 05:58 AM
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/64ff9ffb10e5326886e1eadf9d03b770/25265%20-%20applejack%20artist%3Ajenasu%20sea_ponies%20sea_ pony%20tagme.png

Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.94d
Shoo be doo Edition


Brief Introduction

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a reboot of the MLP franchise by Powerpuff Girls artist Lauren Faust, currently viewed by (almost) the entire Internet, not only the intended audience. Here is a place where we discuss the joy of friendship.

> My Little Pony? Seriously?

It's a clever show. It has excellent writing, character dynamics, humor, animation, and generally treats kids seriously rather than condescending to them. It has every right to be a 20 minute corporate committee designed infomercial, but it's not.

> Isn't this a show for little girls?

Pixar technically makes shows for little boys, and produce some of the best animation in the world.

> Okay, fine. I'll give it a try. Where do I start?

No Brony could ask for more. I recommend watching the episodes in order. They're all up on Youtube. Unusually, Hasbro seems fine with having the entire series up in public because they've made no move to bring down any of the episodes. Search for "Friendship is Magic Episode 1" and you should find the series pretty easily... Or search for "Sharing is Magic" Google Doc. That is all.

> Okay, I'm going to watch it but this had better live up to the hype!

Whoa, calm down there. The show is light hearted, optimistic fun but it's not for everyone. It's good fun, the community is good fun, and everyone can do with a reminder that friendship is magic but if it doesn't gel for you we'll love and tolerate you anyway. Plus, you might hit the wrong episode. Ask first?

> Iron Hoof/Fan Theories/Shipping/Binding

All in good fun! If it's not your cup of tea, skim it, but this show has triggered a great creative outpouring from the Internet. Pony themed fan-art is abundant and often excellent. See below for some examples.

> Derpy Hooves/Doctor Whoof

Two minor background characters who were adopted as emblems of 4chan. Derpy Hooves is so named due to an animation error in the first episode that had her eyes facing in different directions; 4chan has assigned her the role of Ponyville's mailpony, and her only line so far has been "Muffins". The show's animators are aware of Derpy's popularity and she's shown up a few times recently with her eyes obviously derped. Currently made canon in Feeling Pinkie Keen and in Faust's picture showcased below, Derpy was deemed important enough to appear in storyboards for Season II.

Dr. Whoof is a pony with an hourglass cutie mark; he and his kin save time and space very quietly off camera.


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Ponytar Artists

Alarra
Alterform
Crown of Thorns
Dirtytabs
Irbis
Kairaven
Khosan
...and a lot more, too many to keep track of, now.

If you do/don't want to be here, make a note in the thread.

Note that we're looking for more as the above are a bit swamped with requests currently.

New: Official PonyPic Request Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10616651)!

General Resources

Fan Fiction and News: Equestria Daily (http://www.equestriadaily.com/)
FF... Darkly: Equestria after Dark (http://equestria-after-dark.blogspot.com/)
Discussion Image Forum: Ponychan (http://www.ponychan.net/chan/)
Pony Emotes: FiM Emotes (http://kefkafloyd.imgur.com/J8S59)
Pony Images: Ponibooru (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/list)
Know Your Meme: Ponies! (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic)
Allspark MLP Discussion Thread (http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=76678&st=0&start=0)

Art Resources


OC Pony Creation Guide:

>useful link (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/048648773b808749ecbcd93b7825d545/22629%20-%20original_character_tutorial%20tutorial.png)<

Deviant Art Links:

Lauren Faust (http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/)

14 Bis (http://14-bis.deviantart.com/)
ButterSS (http://buttersc0tchsundae.deviantart.com/)
Csimadmax (http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/)
DonKoRR (http://don-komandorr.deviantart.com/)
Irving Zero (http://irving-zero.deviantart.com/)
Johnjoseco (http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/)
Kloudmutt (http://kloudmutt.deviantart.com/)
Palestorm (http://palestorm.deviantart.com/)

Tutorials:

How to Draw Luna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1YoOgNwPp4)
MLP Art Guides (http://s1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc361/DJPon-3/)
MLP Colour Guides (http://kefkafloyd.deviantart.com/)

Kloud TV (http://www.livestream.com/kloudmutt)

Concepts:

On the Design of the Mane Cast (http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/107/092/original/122%20-%20applejack%20chart%20fluttershy%20pinkie_pie%20r ainbow_dash%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.jpg)

Concept art by L. Faust:

AJ/AJ (http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZtv1PUCI/AAAAAAAABPg/aTDHM_vJ3Ek/Applejack-08.jpg)
Pinkie/Surprise (http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZtjpEWrI/AAAAAAAABPc/vlcKpVmK1FY/Pinkie_08.jpg)
Rarity/Sparkler (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZuba65VI/AAAAAAAABPo/o7oJ1OI4bcE/Rarity_08.jpg)
Twilight/Twinkle (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZuS8XZtI/AAAAAAAABPs/9CPSE6Je1Y0/Twilight_08.jpg)
Derpy/Ditzy (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZtusFdII/AAAAAAAABPk/4VbhxajIt1o/Derpy_11.jpg)

Group Shot (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zPGxLKSxqsI/Tet-724kmrI/AAAAAAAABoc/74J43JjtvVc/mlplegroupruff.jpg)

5 Best Pictures :

TG&P Trixie 1 (http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYlPoSj31bI/AAAAAAAABKc/yhAESX1bWDU/129879022202-fim_thebestmagic2.png) 2a (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYevesc6Z3I/AAAAAAAABJE/wqYR1YU8-xM/129878791125-Magic_for_Friendship.png) 2b (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYlPoV0tFSI/AAAAAAAABKg/UIrpK2_XUDk/345%20-%20filly%20flower%20Magic%20noel%20Trixie.jpg) 3 (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYevn1UZNyI/AAAAAAAABJI/JQaTPZ7u9kk/1295392718493.png)
Twilight Sparkle 1 (http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYlQKpEFW1I/AAAAAAAABKo/PJmzRBt_g0o/twilight-%28n1298746506900%29.jpg) 2 (http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYgEWabUv0I/AAAAAAAABJg/S1emWO9FjbE/1297919269027.png) 3 (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TYlQAwKvFvI/AAAAAAAABKk/08Q9f1BaGa0/1298478186234.png)
Rainbow Dash 1 (http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TY-tuXX0V5I/AAAAAAAABOE/vPLwNGpCsU8/rainbows_are_awesome_by_adamrbi-d3awtkv.jpg) 2 (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TY-tugAF4JI/AAAAAAAABOI/RYGrQCZySJo/1298478713223.jpg) 3 (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TY-tutzFrYI/AAAAAAAABOM/QP22FdlygtA/1299129766866.png) 3.6 (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TY-vxE-8GgI/AAAAAAAABOY/ktOwjPQ3eiI/130057856759.png)
Fluttershy 1 (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZiSMaDSI/AAAAAAAABPQ/FNLXj6WE0ss/yofluttershybyarborishd.png) 2 (http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZiUXQlvI/AAAAAAAABPU/SCs7qzer-6E/129860262040.png) 3 (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TZPZiWhyIWI/AAAAAAAABPY/r6ClIhygmw0/1297113141466.png)

Pony Games

The most recent one. (http://www.yoyogames.com/games/168448-mlp-fim-the-way-home#)
Pacderpy (http://www.derpyhooves.com/games/pacderpy.html)
Two very similar dash based (http://www.derpyhooves.com/games/dashattack.html) cloud gathering sidescrollers (http://www.derpyhooves.com/games/rainbowdashmini.html)
Pony generator I (http://www.derpyhooves.com/games/custompony.html)
Pony generator II (http://derpyhooves.com/games.php?id=3)
Pony generator III (http://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-Pony-Creator-Beta-210228500)

New: Pinkie licks cupcakes. (http://yeaka.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-Flash-Game-202202384?q=boost%3Apopular%20max_age%3A8h%20frien dship%20is%20magic&qo=22) And a playthrough for it, too. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUy1UtuNet0)
Collect Cupcakes, Lick Ponies! 2.0 (http://yeaka.deviantart.com/art/MLP-FiM-Flash-Game-TWO-202342576)

Nice Fanwork


AMVs:[BR]Always (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhgzpnTYCXQ)[BR]Communism is Magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJHZ4E9tRHM)[BR]Freeze Ray (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMXhEXQSXSw)[BR]I can go the distance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYonN9in668)[BR]PonyCraft 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJbAT1wzS8U)[BR]Still Alive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za9f1c93FHY)[BR][BR][B]Equestria Girls EE! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPqjKk_xCo)[BR][BR][B]Comics:[BR]The Damn Best Comic (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/359/5/9/pinkiedeadpool_by_csimadmax-d35ms08.jpg). Ever.[BR]And The Prequel (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/107/1/f/pinkiedeadpool_origins_by_csimadmax-d3e936w.png).[BR]And part two (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/147/8/b/battle_for_equestria_02_by_csimadmax-d3hdr5c.png).[BR]And three (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/154/2/1/battle_for_equestria_03_by_csimadmax-d3hz63e.png).[BR]And four (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/160/a/f/battle_for_equestria_04_by_csimadmax-d3iighp.png).[BR]And five (http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/168/4/0/battle_for_equestria_05_by_csimadmax-d3j5nlu.png).[BR][BR]Metaponies (http://gavalanche.deviantart.com/gallery/29877487).[BR][BR][BR][B]ED Fics:[BR]Twilight Sky Over Canterlot (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-twilight-sky-over-canterlot.html)[BR]Sidelines / Midnight's Tale (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/conversion-bureau-compilation.html)[BR]World Without Rainbows (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-world-without-rainbows.html)[BR]Luxury Lotus Spa Follies (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-luxury-lotus-spa-follies.html)[BR]How Lyra Met Bon-Bon (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-how-lyra-met-bon-bon.html)[BR]Letters from Bubbly (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-letters-from-bubbly-1-10.html)[BR]Swayback Mountain (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-swayback-mountain.html)[BR]And Life Goes On (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/01/story-your-greatest-fan.html)[BR]The Three Notes (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-three-notes.html)[BR]TGaP Trixie (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-great-and-powerful-trixie.html)[BR]Antipodes (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-antipodes.html)[BR]Progress (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-progress-luna-versus-microwave.html)[BR]Bubbles (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-bubbles.html)[BR][BR]Pony Drinking Game (http://buttersc0tchsundae.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3cng5n)|
[BR][B]GitP Fics:[BR]Darth BC:[BR][BR]...And Apple Accessories (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/storyand-apple-accessories.html)[BR]Beyond Forever (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-beyond-forever.html)[BR]Fair Feather Friend (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-fair-feather-friend.html)[BR]Forever (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-forever.html)[BR][BR]EsperDerek:[BR][BR]Letters, Letters, Letters (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-letters-letters-letters.html)[BR]Out in the Cold (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-out-in-cold.html)[BR][BR]Grif:[BR][BR]Pony Effect (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-pony-effect_23.html)[BR][BR]Lix Lorn:[BR][BR]PhantomFox:[BR][BR]Pride Goes Before a Folly (http://phantomfox7.deviantart.com/art/Pride-Goes-Before-A-Folly-211724143)[BR]Sunny Skies All Day Long (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-sunny-skies-all-day-long.html)[BR][BR]PhoeKun:[BR][BR]Catching Rainbows (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-catching-rainbows_17.html)[BR]Chasing Rainbows (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-chasing-rainbows.html)[BR]Fluttering Heart (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-fluttering-heart.html)[BR]Shades of Midnight (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-shades-of-midnight.html)[BR]Space Oddpony (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-space-oddpony.html)[BR][BR]Raz Fox:[BR][BR]All Hallows Night (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-all-hallows-night.html)[BR]Bright New Days (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-bright-new-days.html)[BR]Misted Stage (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-misted-stage.html)[BR][BR]Thanqol:[BR][BR]Grounded (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-grounded.html)[BR]Study in Rainbows (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-study-in-rainbows.html)[BR]Through A Glass, Derply (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-through-glass-derply.html)

Art Challenges

MyLP Challenge:

Do you want to try your hand at something fun? Feeling need to draw fanart? How about trying MyLP Challenge?

What it is? Just click on the linked template (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/363/3/a/my_little_pony_fim_meme_by_don_komandorr-d35y2mv.jpg).

How does that work? Don't be scared, just complete the template to the best of your ability. Have one (http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TbFTvCFELvI/AAAAAAAABas/3RaVVEnJms0/my_little_pony_meme_by_gothzilla_alena-d38os5c.jpg) two (http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TbFTvRf19mI/AAAAAAAABaw/glvBh-QkZ-c/mlp_friendship_is_magic_meme_by_peppersupreme-d37wpkl.png) three (http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TbFTvA47e6I/AAAAAAAABa0/h3zzuNlxp80/mlp___fim_meme_by_kitty_kitty_koneko-d35zovy.png) four (http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_THRVNyZ8xf0/TbFTwJJdSkI/AAAAAAAABa4/oFOMSgU0MHk/my_little_pony_memes_are_magic_by_scruffytoto-d37x352.jpg) examples made by other ponies :smalltongue:

Starting thread and more examples can be found here (http://don-komandorr.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d35y2mv).


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[I]Phoe In Ropes is now a thing. Wanna draw something? Tie me up. Have a story to write? Work it in as an easter egg. Want it to be the main focus? Wonderful! I want to see enough material by Thread XI for white pegasus ponies bound in ropes or shackles or what have you to make it the official theme of the thread. Got it? Good!


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[B]ATTENTION EVERYPONY!!!

Great & Powerful Trixie made a bet. A bet I'll procure 12 pictures of Trixie - like the one in my sig, of similar quality - before next weekend. Trixie cosplaying, doing weird stuff, finding herself in unusual situations. So! I need ideas! Sketches of Unicorn ponies (I'm willing to vectorize them for free if they're good enough)! Moments from the show showing ponies with unusual poses and/or designs I could use to inspire myself! Finally, if someone would also like to draw something, I'd be glad to repay in some manner :P

Any takers? :smalltongue:

Important GitP Links

Thread I - Because Friendship Is Magic
Thread II - Now About 20% Cooler
Thread III - The Great & Powerful Thread
Thread IV - Friendship is Sufficiently Advanced Technology
Thread V - Art of the Thread
Thread VI - MUFFINS!
Thread VII - The Grand Galloping Thread
Thread VIII - Friendship is Music
Thread IX - The Best Thread Ever
Thread X - We Trot 'til We Drop
Thread XI - "Mmph!"
Thread XII - No One Can Groove Like the Girls with the Hooves
Thread XIII - Fast/Fine/Fierce Thread
Thread XIV - Boots on Hooves / Bikinis on Top

Operation: Indiscriminate Friendship (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190593)
My Little Pony: FiM RP Recruitment (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10617229)
Pony Week Discussion Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192901)
Pony Crime Pulp Fic/Game Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204618)

Thanqol
2011-07-25, 06:03 AM
I am so cut you didn't name this "It's Safer Here".

So cut.

Trixie
2011-07-25, 06:03 AM
*sniff* 15th thread I've made :smallfrown:

So many proposals, I had to roll die. DBC wins this one ;P

Since I don't have energy to rotate OPic anymore, I'll make complimentary imagedump and OP edit late today. See you! :smalltongue:

Orzel
2011-07-25, 06:05 AM
Sea Ponies! Hide me!

*gallops behind another poster*

RdMarquis
2011-07-25, 06:07 AM
Aw, but they're cute. Also, it's a little alarming how many times I've stayed up into the wee hours of the night to watch the new thread come up. On that note, good night, everypony.

Aotrs Commander
2011-07-25, 06:08 AM
*sees thread title & OP*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

Damn you Trixie, DBC and Sea Ponies! Will I never escape your acursed earworm!?!?!

When will the singing stoooop!!!!!

*catatonic*

Level8Mudcrab
2011-07-25, 06:12 AM
/unlurks

Hurrah! New thread.

Also, this (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/game-my-little-investigations.html) looks amazing.

Grif
2011-07-25, 06:19 AM
I am so cut you didn't name this "It's Safer Here".

So cut.

:smallfrown:

I liked that name too.

Etcetera
2011-07-25, 06:26 AM
I am so cut you didn't name this "It's Safer Here".

So cut.

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/047/4/1/gordon_freemane_by_mimblex-d39qbfe.png

How could you?

Kurgan
2011-07-25, 07:02 AM
Trixie's plan is to obviously lull everyone into a false sense of security, and then use that title for Thread XVIII. Nobody will see it coming!

Also, the seaponies are adorable.

ScionoftheVoid
2011-07-25, 07:09 AM
New thread, yay. Have we had the opening mindscrew yet? I don't think we have, but we need one before the second page. Hmm...

Sweetie Welf
2011-07-25, 07:14 AM
My last post in the old thread was an mini image dump, so my first one in the new one shall be one, too.


http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/197/5/6/mom_by_csimadmax-d3w7hje.png (http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/art/mom-235495562)
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/201/c/8/baby_mine_by_egophiliac-d415gj2.jpg (http://egophiliac.deviantart.com/art/baby-mine-243799022)

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 07:23 AM
Hi, everyone. I'm about to head to bed, but I before I did, I just wanted to apologize on how I've been acting the past week or so. I know I really haven't been at my best, been kinda anti-social and unreliable, and that at worse I've been, well, pretty complain-y and had a bad attitude, honestly. I'm still feeling pretty out of it, but I'm gonna try to be in a better mood again, recover and be more like my normal self.

I just wanted to apologize before I went to bed here, because you guys are my friends, and I'm sorry if I hurt anyone or got on anyone's nerves. :smallfrown:


Warning: this isn't a comfort picture or anything. This is a confession and an apology.

Well I'll admit, I was in a real funk on Thursday (or was it Tuesday? I forget) when your comments on Nyx set off a bit of rage and feelings of inadequacy of my own. After all, Midnight is beloved to an extreme that brings out the worst of the green eyed monster in me, and seeing you unhappy about Nyx getting positive comparisons to Midnight irked me a bit.

I forgive you for the tiny, unintentional role you had in that. 'Cause I know you didn't have any responsibility for it.

Honestly, no need to apologize guys. Lot's of love for everyone in ponythread. http://i.imgur.com/dB204.jpg


Ladies(?) in the lamps.
While you do make for an....interesting lamp lady SiuiS... I think i should try and... WAIT! Does this thing has a tractor beam!? Oh man! It does. Targeting the lamps. and DRAW EM IN! *ponyard laughs happily* Haha! no I have the harem girl-men! Its kinda weird! but its adventurous!


Ok so i had a brain wave. hear me out. ok so elements of harmony= parts of friendship right? now what if, each of the elements had a partner, Twlight and Trixie, applejack and soren, Rainbow and DJ Pon-3 and so on. Would the power of love make the elements even stronger? Like super charge them? cause i totally want to write that into the end of ponyard's story.

That would certainly be interesting to write out. But the elements are powerful enough to defeat Nightmare Moon as it stands, what would they need to be more powerful for? :P


Roseluck: How's my special little angel?

Twist: Mom, you're embarrassing me in front of Apple Bloom.

Roseluck: (hugs) Oh, you. I made you both some cucumber sandwiches and tea! I'll get out of your manes.

Apple Bloom: ... cucumber sandwiches?

Twist: Mom says being fancy's the most important thing. I tend to take after Dad more.

Weird Al Pony: Hey Twist, wanna hear my new accordion song? I call it "Rush Now, Riot Now!"

Twist: If it's okay with you, Apple Bloom?

Apple Bloom: Sure! These things're always a hoot!

Weird... Al... Pony? You sir have made my day.


http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/7-days.html#more The end is neigh. The pink one is upon us.

YAY!

No... NO... NOOOOOO! I will not be assimilated into the cult of the Pink One!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKrnZofMq4&feature=channel_video_title

She wrote some lines for Derpy and Dinky and voiced them, along with the mane six. It's adorable.

I am very much a fan of that VA for Derpy. It just fits so well. Also that singing is absolutely adorable.


No... NO! THE MEMORIES! THE UNHOLY FUSION OF MONKEY D. LUFFY, THE DOCTOR AND HARRY DRESDEN! WITH THE SONIC SCREWDRIVER AND THE RIDICULOUS BONUSES AND SKILLS IN EVERYTHING AND HE BOUGHT IT ALL WITH DEFECTS THAT WOULD NEVER COME UP AND HE HELPED RUIN MY CAMPAIGN WHY WHY WOULD YOU REMIND ME OF THAT AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

...And I've seen levels of cheese out of my players that would make this look tame. Is that bad?



You used to be about the ponies, man. You used to be cool.
Seriously, were it not for the title I'd have no idea what this thread was about.

Dude, we are all about the ponies. Have you read more than the past 10 posts? 95% of this thread is about ponies.


Starting Post

Poor Applejack. WHY ARE THERE SEA PONIES IN MY G4? @_@

Orzel
2011-07-25, 07:35 AM
1) I have figure out where I can have playing cards printed up for my FiM RPG board game for bronycon.

2) I had to listen to CMC singing to counter the sea ponies song seeping in my brain.

Sea ponies vs Cutie Mark Crusaders

6 ponies enter.
3 ponies attend the after-battle luau.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 07:48 AM
1) I have figure out where I can have playing cards printed up for my FiM RPG board game for bronycon.

2) I had to listen to CMC singing to counter the sea ponies song seeping in my brain.

Sea ponies vs Cutie Mark Crusaders

6 ponies enter.
3 ponies attend the after-battle luau.

Now I'm picturing Scootaloo in a hula skirt. What has my brain done. http://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.jpg

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 07:48 AM
Warning: this isn't a comfort picture or anything. This is a confession and an apology.

Well I'll admit, I was in a real funk on Thursday (or was it Tuesday? I forget) when your comments on Nyx set off a bit of rage and feelings of inadequacy of my own. After all, Midnight is beloved to an extreme that brings out the worst of the green eyed monster in me, and seeing you unhappy about Nyx getting positive comparisons to Midnight irked me a bit.

I forgive you for the tiny, unintentional role you had in that. 'Cause I know you didn't have any responsibility for it.

It's alright, I think we *both* were in bad moods in Thursday (it was Thursday, because it was a day before the funeral), and yeah, it's sort of kind of dawned on me how I was feeling was maybe how a lot of people felt about me, and how kinda lucky I've gotten, and how it was unfair that I was feeling that way. Gave me a sort of a slap upside the head, 'You dolt' sort of thing. So, yeah, I apologize and forgive you, too.

Also, if it helps, your fics are plenty awesome, and they do need more attention. And fanart.


On the Past Sins/Nyx grumbling, it's quite ironic to see complaints against the fic being done both here and on /fic/ in ponychan.

As one poster put it succintly there:

I wholly agree with that statement. The last few chapters had me 'meh' what the hay is this thing going.

I noticed that thread, actually, in my perusal of ponychan last night, and when I went back today, sitting here watching the rain go down, it was gone, replaced by a 'discussion thread' that basically states you're not allowed to have dissenting opinions in that thread. So, yeah, I guess it got a little too heated.

And I actually agree with that statement, and as a man of mass media, despite my personal problems with the story, I absolutely have to respect, on a professional level, the authors for the top-notch advertising. I agree with that one dude who said something like "It's probably the strongest ad campaign for a fic this fandom has seen yet."


I think you've been fine. After all, you've been concerned enough to apologize (several times), which clearly shows you care. I'd say you just need more internet hugs until you start feeling better.
http://www.dreamwidth.org/userpic/836553/572328

I do care, a lot. I don't like hurting people in the first place, and especially not people that I give a damn about, like you guys.


...If this is what you guys are like when you're grouchy, I think I need to harvest some happiness from each of you. :smalltongue:

If love is in the appendix, where does happiness get stored? :smallamused:

Honestly, that's why I like this thread. We're willing to actually sit down (errr, metaphorically) and actually talk to one another when stuff like this happens. We're actual, mature human beings, and I love this thread for that. Not just the wackiness and the ponies and that, but the fact that we treat each other with respect.


I know well what a downbeat mood can do to a mind and how hard it is to break out of. Hope both of you find a healthier balance, some better luck, and some solid priorities.

Oh, I know I'll bounce back, and I'm working on it right now. Believe me, I've been through enough in my life that I know a situation like this, I can beat, there's no doubt about that.

But a little encouragement and well-wishing never hurts, and thanks for that.


For what it's worth, I wasn't annoyed, nor do I think any less of you guys for feeling like that. It's honestly very big if you to admit it.

I'll always try to admit when I'm wrong. Sometimes I fail or I'm stupid or not recognize that I am wrong or whatnot, but I'll always try. And, as I said before, especially when it comes to my friends.


Good lord, already filled to the brim on this one too? I'll wait until the next thread to post this picture then. Seeya tomorrow, all!

Damn it, Inkwell! And not just because of that, your timestamp says you posted that closing in on 4 AM! You know better than to keep awake that late! Geez, the ponies in this thread, I'll tell you.


New thread, yay. Have we had the opening mindscrew yet? I don't think we have, but we need one before the second page. Hmm...

Uhm....I got nothing! Oh, except for maybe this picture that came up on my devantART while I was writing through this thread:

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/a/fan_filly_federation_by_cloudwatcherpony-d41kdjr.png

AHHH, time and space are collapsing in on themselves! We're doomed, doomed I say! No? Well, that's the best *I* can do.

I'm caught up on the Djinni stuff, but I've been sitting here for twenty minutes writing this out, and I really need to go get my day started, so it'll have to wait.

Trixie
2011-07-25, 07:54 AM
*sees thread title & OP*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

Damn you Trixie, DBC and Sea Ponies! Will I never escape your acursed earworm!?!?!

When will the singing stoooop!!!!!

*catatonic*

Shoo be Doo, Helpfoal as can be ponies!

...

Well, I blame you :P I absorb magic energy and knowledge of everything around, so guess whose fault it is I have urge to commit evil deeds occasionally now :E


I am so cut you didn't name this "It's Safer Here".

So cut.

Points hoof to this post (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11448893&postcount=1447) :smalltongue:

Also, see above :P


Trixie's plan is to obviously lull everyone into a false sense of security, and then use that title for Thread XVIII. Nobody will see it coming!

Also, the seaponies are adorable.

...

You do realize it means I can't use it for XVIII now, either? ;P

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 08:10 AM
@EsperDerek & darthbobcat:

Looks like somepony needs some cheering up!

Pinkie Pie Loves You!
http://loveshrine.com/Pony/EVERYP0NY'S%20GETTING%20LOVED.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/165/8/b/pinkie_pie_love_face_vector_by_dashboom-d3iwho7.jpg
http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx10/TheJungleAnimal/Pony%20memes/PinkiePie1.png
http://lulzimg.com/i24/4dd9e7.png

tonberrian
2011-07-25, 08:15 AM
tonberrian apologizes for not posting more. tonberrian got distracted by other hobbies and now a cold-thing. tonberrian is currently not feeling so great.

tonberrian does not know why he is speaking in third-pony.

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 08:16 AM
Ponythread has been classified a Level 5 cuteness hazard. Read at own warning.
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/warncute.png


Many Moods of Ponythead: Repost
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/0003moodsofpony.png

More ponymotes:

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/seewhatyoudid.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/ajhappy.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/whatthehay.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/pinkone.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/cantsleep.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/derp.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/fluttershy.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/hungry.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/cute.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/really.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/arf.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/insane.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/angry.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/scared.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/urk.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/mischief.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/confusedemote.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/confounded.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/clown.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/applesurprise.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/naughtyemote.pnghttp://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/whatponyl.png

TheAmishPirate
2011-07-25, 08:24 AM
And then there was a new pony thread. And the ponies rejoiced.

Still never actually seen the original sea pony thing, and I intend to keep it that way. :smallamused:

Orzel
2011-07-25, 08:27 AM
Now I'm picturing Scootaloo in a hula skirt. What has my brain done. http://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.jpg

Somepony draw this now!

Trixie
2011-07-25, 08:30 AM
Still never actually seen the original sea pony thing, and I intend to keep it that way. :smallamused:

Reform and repent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TedkQP_hM), heretic :smalltongue:

What kind of un-sea pirate are you, anyway? :P

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 08:32 AM
Reform and repent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TedkQP_hM), heretic :smalltongue:

What kind of un-sea pirate are you, anyway? :P

*clam shell opens*
*sea-ponies start singing*
*the girl and AJ look at each other going 'Am I high'*

really, that's the best explanation for that look.

TheAmishPirate
2011-07-25, 08:48 AM
Reform and repent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TedkQP_hM), heretic :smalltongue:

What kind of un-sea pirate are you, anyway? :P

One who values his few remaining scraps shreds bits teeny tiny threads of sanity highly, and also knows that whatever horrors that lie beyond that link will remain in his head forever should they be allowed in. That being said, the sea ponies in the OP are ludicrously adorable.

Besides, I think my horse-drawn pirate ship spooks the little buggers.

Bayonet Priest
2011-07-25, 09:00 AM
I love the OP picture, the look on Applejack's face is priceless.

dromer
2011-07-25, 09:11 AM
Reform and repent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TedkQP_hM), heretic :smalltongue:

What kind of un-sea pirate are you, anyway? :P

Almost beats out, 'Under the Sea'. Almost.

Trixie
2011-07-25, 09:27 AM
New thread, yay. Have we had the opening mindscrew yet? I don't think we have, but we need one before the second page. Hmm...

How about this: seahorses are carnivores :smalltongue:

And since sea ponies are members of pony family... <coughs> Why are you looking at me like this? ;P

Anyway! Promised imagedump!

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/b64d67dc638b8074dacab1027e12954d/12851%20-%20Aqua_Drop%20artist%3AKudalyn%20cute%20dock%20fe male%20fins%20hippocamp%20merpony%20original_chara cter%20sea_pony%20sit.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/1910375d2869973f6c993973d2872a4f/1108%20-%20derpy_hooves%20mail%20sea_pony.jpg
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/bba99e46bbb7827f4c1da7eaa0d23020/25534%20-%20artist%3Amihaaaa%20celestia%20sea_pony.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/58d197bab5871749a079d14ccd4255c9/12852%20-%20Aqua_Drop%20Shadow-Dancer-666%20artist%3Ashadow-dancer-666%20dress%20grand_galloping_gala%20hippocamp%20o utfit%20owner%3AKudalyn%20pearls%20sea_pony%20seap ony%20swim.jpg
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/1a8ca5d019dbf195fd45281c2ed94e2f/17769%20-%20Aqua_Drop%20Bubbles%20artist%3AKudalyn%20cute%2 0cutie_mark%20eyes%20fins%20fish%20heart%20hippoca mp%20lake%20morning%20oc%20open%20original_charact er%20sea_pony%20seapony%20sleep%20sleepy%20underwa ter%20up%20wake%20waking_up%20wave.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/e7f1e894f626102d47dda6dbe09a3179/27565%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20dexterous_hooves%20fishing%20fl uttershy%20sea_pony%20trolling.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/375ee24722a1cfb9c7486137f70036f3/13001%20-%20hippocamp%20sea_pony.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/375ee24722a1cfb9c7486137f70036f3/13001%20-%20hippocamp%20sea_pony.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/b64d67dc638b8074dacab1027e12954d/12851%20-%20Aqua_Drop%20artist%3AKudalyn%20cute%20dock%20fe male%20fins%20hippocamp%20merpony%20original_chara cter%20sea_pony%20sit.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/1e05d7e346234e8615d924059667410d/1812%20-%20Trixie%20sea_pony.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/f3d2d9f6ed945e56eb109c668de54509/2055%20-%20Scooby-Doo%20artist%3ATX2%20crossover%20police%20sea_pony .jpg
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/62f6682c29cb260f5afc62f712e78e77/17282%20-%20King%20Namor%20SHOO_BE_DOO%20atlantis%20human%2 0merman%20sea_ponies%20sea_pony%20shoo%20shoo-be-doo%20shoop.jpg

Hmm, Aqua Drop looks kind of nice.

Khosan
2011-07-25, 09:27 AM
And I'm back. I kinda want to go back and quote some of the responses to my question about ponyships in MLP:BF, but I'm a bit lazy 'cause I just woke up and I can't quite remember where they all are in the thread.

Anyway, I think everyone pretty much agreed that a friend system was a good idea, even if choosing a single 'best friend' wasn't (and, to be honest, that wasn't one of my choices either). It has also given me a couple ideas as follows:

A 2-variable system seems like it'd be pretty popular, with one variable being how somepony feels about you in the long term and the other being the short term, which varies a bit more widely. I don't really have names for them other than short/long term and I don't think there's anything else that sums it up as well. It'd be difficult, if not outright impossible, to lose long-term progress, but the short term can vary a little more wildly with varying results on your long term relationship (i.e. if Rarity gets mad at you, it stalls your long-term progress, apologize outright and short term just returns to normal, if you get Rarity to apologize and don't rub it in her face, you get a boost to your long term and short term relationships). In this case I'd probably simplify the number of long term relationship levels down to about 3 or so.

Another idea I had, since there's technically no 'end-game' for pony relationships, is to create one. Getting to be best friends with a pony only gets you about half of their full story. When you get to the 'best friend' level, they start coming to you for help or to invite you to events. Like Applejack will ask you to help her with apple-bucking, Pinkie Pie will invite you to various parties, and they'd occasionally ask you to help you find something specific for them. I have no idea what sort of benefits to provide at that point for doing what they ask, but I'm inclined towards temporary bonuses.

I might've had a third thing, but it's slipped my mind by now.

Oh wait, I remember. There was some guy who posted that he thought a game about farming would be pretty dull. To be honest, yeah it would be if all you ever focused on was the farming. If that's all I ever did in Harvest Moon, my days would be wake up, water plants, feed livestock, sleep. The social aspect is what makes it more enjoyable, as you make friends with all the townspeople and get to know them.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 09:27 AM
Also, worth of note. I wore my 20% cooler T-Shirt to Mayhem Fest this weekend. I got a few looks, a few parents recognized it. But, at the end of the night, on the way to the car, I got a brohoof. Made it totally worth it.

Aotrs Commander
2011-07-25, 09:33 AM
Uhm....I got nothing! Oh, except for maybe this picture that came up on my devantART while I was writing through this thread:

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/a/fan_filly_federation_by_cloudwatcherpony-d41kdjr.png

AHHH, time and space are collapsing in on themselves! We're doomed, doomed I say! No? Well, that's the best *I* can do.

Wuh?

Wuhbuwuh!?!?

No, no, you fool! It's worse! This means things see in my unconcious mind about are becoming reality! My unhinged mediating mind was dreaming Midnight and Nyx existing at the same time and getting along! I thought I was just finally cracking up because of ponythread!

No, but it's worse, much much worse!

Flee, flee before that boss from what looked like some sort of KotR style RPG that was basically David Bowie/the Goblin King shows up! He was, like unstoppable!

...

Also, what the hell is up with my subconcious, 'cos where in the frag did that come from!? (I blame ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, because that must be where I got David Bowie from, because aside from Labayrinth and that movie on Oancitizen, that's all I've ever seen him in! But even so, I've not seen the aniversery for a couple of weeks now and the freakin' hell?!?!)

That makes less sense than the time I dreamed I was solving mysteries with the Dinobots! (And slightly less awesome.)


How about this: seahorses are carnivores :smalltongue:

And since sea ponies are members of pony family... <coughs> Why are you looking at me like this? ;P

Anyway! Promised imagedump!

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/bba99e46bbb7827f4c1da7eaa0d23020/25534%20-%20artist%3Amihaaaa%20celestia%20sea_pony.pnghttp://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/f3d2d9f6ed945e56eb109c668de54509/2055%20-%20Scooby-Doo%20artist%3ATX2%20crossover%20police%20sea_pony .jpg
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/62f6682c29cb260f5afc62f712e78e77/17282%20-%20King%20Namor%20SHOO_BE_DOO%20atlantis%20human%2 0merman%20sea_ponies%20sea_pony%20shoo%20shoo-be-doo%20shoop.jpg

Nngh...winterwrapupwinterwrapup...aarg...new you see...helpful as be ponies...raaarg! Nothing makes sense anymore! Not that it did so start with, but even so! Raaaaargh!

*twitchy catatonic*

*skullaspolde*

Trixie
2011-07-25, 09:36 AM
AotRS, simply signal S.O.S! then :smalltongue:

Also, two more images:

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/06a483502a50075d1177548b96ffebdb/13807%20-%20Aqua_Drop%20artist%3AKudalyn%20crawdad%20crayfi sh%20fish%20hippocamp%20original_character%20plant s%20river%20rock%20sea_pony%20seapony%20swim%20wat er.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/032efc8bce9ce86541dd1e82160a1466/952%20-%20Eridan_Ampora%20Feferi_peixes%20Gamzee_Makara%2 0artist%3Amodern-warmare%20glasses%20hivebent%20homestuck%20karkat_ vantas%20ponified%20sea_pony%20sunglasses%20tavros _nitram%20terezi_pyrope%20troll%20vriska_serket.jp g

Thanqol
2011-07-25, 09:37 AM
Nngh...winterwrapupwinterwrapup...aarg...new you see...helpful as be ponies...raaarg! Nothing makes sense anymore! Not that it did so start with, but even so! Raaaaargh!

*twitchy catatonic*

*skullaspolde*

"Immune to Mind Affecting Effects" my tail :smallamused:

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 09:37 AM
AotRS, simply signal S.O.S! then :smalltongue:

Also, two more images:

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/06a483502a50075d1177548b96ffebdb/13807%20-%20Aqua_Drop%20artist%3AKudalyn%20crawdad%20crayfi sh%20fish%20hippocamp%20original_character%20plant s%20river%20rock%20sea_pony%20seapony%20swim%20wat er.png
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/032efc8bce9ce86541dd1e82160a1466/952%20-%20Eridan_Ampora%20Feferi_peixes%20Gamzee_Makara%2 0artist%3Amodern-warmare%20glasses%20hivebent%20homestuck%20karkat_ vantas%20ponified%20sea_pony%20sunglasses%20tavros _nitram%20terezi_pyrope%20troll%20vriska_serket.jp g

Homestuck ponies make me happy. http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.jpg

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 09:38 AM
*twitchy catatonic*

*skullaspolde*

Twitchy Lich! TWITCHY TWITCHA

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 09:50 AM
Twitchy Lich! TWITCHY TWITCHA

PINKIE! Your Pinkie sense is supposed to happen preemptively! Not after he's detonated! Now I'm covered in Lich.

InkwellPony
2011-07-25, 09:50 AM
Reform and repent (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4TedkQP_hM), heretic :smalltongue:

What kind of un-sea pirate are you, anyway? :P

OH GODS I CAN'T UNWATCH IT! -(Curls into a ball and shakes violently)-


And as I promised last time: A picie!

Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif

Solution: Pippoletta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackeralmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Trixie
2011-07-25, 09:53 AM
"Immune to Mind Affecting Effects" my tail :smallamused:

...we knew this ever since I locked him in a jar for a month and he heluded himself into thinking everything was all right :smalltongue:


OH GODS I CAN'T UNWATCH IT! -(Curls into a ball and shakes violently)-

...Someone haven't seen that yet? :smallconfused:

We seriously need 'Shoo be doo!' reaction image for this thread :smalltongue:

Vent Reynolt
2011-07-25, 10:20 AM
"Immune to Mind Affecting Effects" my tail :smallamused:

Obviously the song was modified by the Song of the Dead Metamagic feat (Dragon Magazine).

Also, to distract people from the fact that I haven't heard the sea pony song yet, have this video of Little Kuriboh singing the Friendship is magic theme. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKGqFygGTXM)

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 10:35 AM
And as I promised last time: A picie!

Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif


I approve of your use of socks. That is all.

Kyouhen
2011-07-25, 10:37 AM
And then there was a new pony thread. And the ponies rejoiced.


http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.jpgYay!
And in the winter they were forced to eat Applejack's apples. And there was much rejoicing.
http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.jpgYay!


OH GODS I CAN'T UNWATCH IT! -(Curls into a ball and shakes violently)-


And as I promised last time: A picie!

Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif

Solution: Pippoletta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackeralmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Pippi? Excellent work Inkwell, you've brought the Ponies in Socks phenomenon to the only possible conclusion. :smalltongue:


http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/150/f/2011/047/4/1/gordon_freemane_by_mimblex-d39qbfe.png

How could you?

Actually I think Gordon Freemane prefers the current thread name. I don't think he wants to end up in that Thread 17. :smalltongue:



Uhm....I got nothing! Oh, except for maybe this picture that came up on my devantART while I was writing through this thread:

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/a/fan_filly_federation_by_cloudwatcherpony-d41kdjr.png

AHHH, time and space are collapsing in on themselves! We're doomed, doomed I say! No? Well, that's the best *I* can do.


Nyx vs Midnight, Round 1 FIGHT!
There is only one possible ending to this and I'll need to draw it and it is awesome.

Aotrs Commander
2011-07-25, 10:42 AM
Guh...

It's a good job I rejuvenate or that would've really hurt...

...

Not...mind-affecting... 's a soul-effect... no defenses...against that...

...

...

Well at least the reality warping seems to have stabilied. I-

WarDroid 45X6A reporting: intruder detected.

Wait, what? Give me a visual. How anything have possibly teleported to us, there's no ships in ran...is that David Bowie?!?!

I hate Reality.

InkwellPony
2011-07-25, 10:45 AM
Guh...

It's a good job I rejuvenate or that would've really hurt...

...

Not...mind-affecting... 's a soul-effect... no defenses...against that...

...

...

Well at least the reality warping seems to have stabilied. I-

WarDroid 45X6A reporting: intruder detected.

Wait, what? Give me a visual. How anything have possibly teleported to us, there's no ships in ran...is that David Bowie?!?!

I hate Reality.

This is reality? Dangit, when did Reality get here? Who is mixing danged reality with my ponies?! Because real ponies just aren't this cute! Noooooo!!!! -(Spaz)-

TheAmishPirate
2011-07-25, 11:00 AM
This is reality? Dangit, when did Reality get here? Who is mixing danged reality with my ponies?! Because real ponies just aren't this cute! Noooooo!!!! -(Spaz)-

Attention Pony Thread:

It appears we've had a minor reality leak in thread 17. Please remain calm, and a party associate will be with you shortly to ensure you are compleat.

That is all.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 11:47 AM
Attention Pony Thread:

It appears we've had a minor reality leak in thread 17. Please remain calm, and a party associate will be with you shortly to ensure you are compleat.

That is all.

Please assume the party escort submission position

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 12:12 PM
Please assume the party escort submission position

Not assuming the party escort submission position is the best way to lose cake.
FOREVER

Grif
2011-07-25, 12:14 PM
Not assuming the party escort submission position is the best way to lose cake.
FOREVER

Also, our resident AI will mock you for not complying.

For example:
You monster.

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 01:07 PM
You can't fool me Ponythread! I KNOW THE CAKE IS A LIE!!! I KNOW WHERE TO GET THE TRUTH!!!! THE TRUTH, IS, APPLE, PIE!!!!!


*charges into battle weilding Conans broad sword in my teeth, a light saber in one hand, and Alucards Jackel pistol in the other.*

PPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 01:26 PM
You can't fool me Ponythread! I KNOW THE CAKE IS A LIE!!! I KNOW WHERE TO GET THE TRUTH!!!! THE TRUTH, IS, APPLE, PIE!!!!!


*charges into battle weilding Conans broad sword in my teeth, a light saber in one hand, and Alucards Jackel pistol in the other.*

PPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Always nice to see someone embrace the teachings of the Pink One.

dromer
2011-07-25, 01:30 PM
You can't fool me Ponythread! I KNOW THE CAKE IS A LIE!!! I KNOW WHERE TO GET THE TRUTH!!!! THE TRUTH, IS, APPLE, PIE!!!!!


*charges into battle weilding Conans broad sword in my teeth, a light saber in one hand, and Alucards Jackel pistol in the other.*

PPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't forget to reload, Doctor Freeman!

Grif
2011-07-25, 01:37 PM
Don't forget to reload, Doctor Freeman!

Beware of pants.
And zombie goasts.

Qaera
2011-07-25, 01:39 PM
No John, you are the ponies.

Too much pony >.>

~ ♅

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 01:40 PM
Always nice to see someone embrace the teachings of the Pink One.

Apple pie is embracing the teachings of the Applejack Appreciation Association. >>

Etcetera
2011-07-25, 01:40 PM
Don't forget to reload, Doctor Freeman!

Reload?

But he needs to kill fast!

And bullets too slow.
Hypocrisy!

fizmat
2011-07-25, 01:41 PM
You can't fool me Ponythread! I KNOW THE CAKE IS A LIE!!! I KNOW WHERE TO GET THE TRUTH!!!! THE TRUTH, IS, APPLE, PIE!!!!!


*charges into battle weilding Conans broad sword in my teeth, a light saber in one hand, and Alucards Jackel pistol in the other.*

PPPPPPIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Block broadsword, block lightsaber, hammerfall, get hit by pistol, hammerfall hits, false roman cancel, 2H, Heavenly Big Mac Buster.
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/bigmac.gif
Ayup. Your move.

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 01:41 PM
Apple pie is embracing the teachings of the Applejack Appreciation Association. >>

Ponysanity is the destination. Apple pie is one of the paths. We all must find our way to The Party.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 01:42 PM
... I go to sleep that the thread goes BONKERS.

Am I somehow... the SANE one?

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 01:44 PM
... I go to sleep that the thread goes BONKERS.

Am I somehow... the SANE one?

You're posting in this thread an have some assumption you've retained any sanity? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zSHz7Thvbc)

Grif
2011-07-25, 01:45 PM
No John, you are the ponies.

Too much pony >.>

~ ♅


Reload?

But he needs to kill fast!

And bullets too slow.
Hypocrisy!

And we need to inject more Science into Gorden Freemane.

(I'm so happy we can insert Half-Life:Full Consequences memes into ponythread. It makes it 20% more ponysane.)

Lix Lorn
2011-07-25, 01:49 PM
*Just realized he's making a list of fanfics to read*
Confound these ponies...

Also! On the topic of how long Nightmare Moon made the darkness last, the answer is obvious. She made it last for one night. :smalltongue:
Man, I need a fanfic list...

And nicely done.


No... NO! THE MEMORIES! THE UNHOLY FUSION OF MONKEY D. LUFFY, THE DOCTOR AND HARRY DRESDEN! WITH THE SONIC SCREWDRIVER AND THE RIDICULOUS BONUSES AND SKILLS IN EVERYTHING AND HE BOUGHT IT ALL WITH DEFECTS THAT WOULD NEVER COME UP AND HE HELPED RUIN MY CAMPAIGN WHY WHY WOULD YOU REMIND ME OF THAT AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
...that sounds awesome!

fizmat
2011-07-25, 01:53 PM
And we need to inject more Science into Gorden Freemane.

(I'm so happy we can insert Half-Life:Full Consequences memes into ponythread. It makes it 20% more ponysane.)

You just have to beware injecting HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH into ponythread. Some things do not mix. Especially bloody chainsaws and cute ponies.


When the 0.4 liter of sangria metabolizes I'm gonna so regret abandoning my lurking mode. It's not much at all, but I normally don't drink. Anything to embrace ponysanity I guess.

Alabenson
2011-07-25, 01:55 PM
Attention Pony Thread:

It appears we've had a minor reality leak in thread 17. Please remain calm, and a party associate will be with you shortly to ensure you are compleat.

That is all.

This looks like a chance to activate my orbital ponification cannon, in 3...2...1

http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/labyrinth08.jpg

and problem solved.

Kyouhen
2011-07-25, 01:59 PM
You just have to beware injecting HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH into ponythread. Some things do not mix. Especially bloody chainsaws and cute ponies.


When the 0.4 liter of sangria metabolizes I'm gonna so regret abandoning my lurking mode. It's not much at all, but I normally don't drink. Anything to embrace ponysanity I guess.

It's a lurker! Quick, catch him before he escapes into the shadows!


This looks like a chance to activate my orbital ponification cannon, in 3...2...1

http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/labyrinth08.jpg

and problem solved.

Oh Celestia yes.

dromer
2011-07-25, 02:01 PM
And we need to inject more Science into Gorden Freemane.

(I'm so happy we can insert Half-Life:Full Consequences memes into ponythread. It makes it 20% more ponysane.)

Gordon Freemane?
Ponies levitating objects instead of picking them up?
RAINBOW DASH USING LEVER PUZZLES?

My god, My Little Pony is made in the Source engine!

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 02:01 PM
Ponysanity is the destination. Apple pie is one of the paths. We all must find our way to The Party.

Peace be upon you, Brony of the sister cult.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 02:06 PM
Man, I need a fanfic list...

And nicely done.


...that sounds awesome!

Sure, if you were one of the other players, maybe. Except he kept outrollng them on every little thing. And he was an enormous Gary Stu; when I had to take a leave of absence, they did some side campaigns and by the end of it... Gary Stu is putting it MILDLY, how many different girlfriends and such he had. It ruined the campaign for me personally, since the wide disparity of talents and the BS that is BESM D20 meant that I could either make every villain into something he'd kill in ten seconds flat, or everyone else spent the whole time missing.

I was not a good GM. I'll admit. But that character is part of the reason I hated Doctor Who before I even started watching it.

Also, to make this pony related, minor image dump!

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/194/6/a/bronyhood_by_bamboodog-d3poimd.png

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/9/d/transformer_twilight_by_inspectornills-d41kaae.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/204/c/6/the_muffin_mare_by_therecliner27-d41g1j4.png

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 02:37 PM
Apple pie is embracing the teachings of the Applejack Appreciation Association. >>

Yes, though there are other paths, and one is not tied down too a single form. Indeed, the highest path a Brony can achieve is to have no path. To Flow as Pink, And Elegance, and Cool, and Research, and Apples and Stair all at once.

And at the moment, I gravitate towards five out of six.

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 02:38 PM
Block broadsword, block lightsaber, hammerfall, get hit by pistol, hammerfall hits, false roman cancel, 2H, Heavenly Big Mac Buster.
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/bigmac.gif
Ayup. Your move.

*Gates Celestia, and Wins.*

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 02:39 PM
Also, to make this pony related, minor image dump!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/204/c/6/the_muffin_mare_by_therecliner27-d41g1j4.png

How is Dinky always so adorable? It boggles the mind.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 02:44 PM
Also, yaaaaaaaaaaay. It's not fanart for me, specifically, but it's still cool!

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/d/9/apple_pie_by_insomniacawake-d41lmw0.png

Kyouhen
2011-07-25, 02:45 PM
Also, yaaaaaaaaaaay. It's not fanart for me, specifically, but it's still cool!

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/d/9/apple_pie_by_insomniacawake-d41lmw0.png

I find it sad. Soarin's a blank flank, therefore the Wonderbolts are not his special talent. He has never found his talent, but was able to get into the Wonderbolts and spends each day wondering where he's meant to be.

Etcetera
2011-07-25, 02:48 PM
Man, I need a fanfic list...


Fanfic list, you say? (https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AqcKro8zzC7WdGlGTmRROE5NQzRVcHVGZWJBeGg1L Wc&hl=en#gid=0)

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 02:48 PM
I find it sad. Soarin's a blank flank, therefore the Wonderbolts are not his special talent. He has never found his talent, but was able to get into the Wonderbolts and spends each day wondering where he's meant to be.

In this artist's continuity, clearly his special talent is Applebucking! He just never tried it until Applejack had him over!

Kyouhen
2011-07-25, 02:51 PM
In this artist's continuity, clearly his special talent is Applebucking! He just never tried it until Applejack had him over!

He then quits his job with the Wonderbolts to live on the farm with Applejack pursuing his special talent, happier than he's ever been. The opening in the team is then filled with Rainbow Dash and everyone lives happily ever after.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 02:52 PM
He then quits his job with the Wonderbolts to live on the farm with Applejack pursuing his special talent, happier than he's ever been. The opening in the team is then filled with Rainbow Dash and everyone lives happily ever after.

Except Pinkie Pie. Soarin's too nice to do pranks.

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 02:58 PM
Oh, Pinkie will manage. After all, I'm sure Dash won't cut her friends out of her life after joining the wonder bolts, it's not part of her flow. Also, Soarin would be the new victim in town.

Gamerlord
2011-07-25, 03:00 PM
SO.MANY. PAGES.
EVERPONY IN THIS TOWN THREAD IS CRAZY! :smalltongue:
Time to start the mega-quote! Also, I think the OP is missing the last thread link.


http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/a/fan_filly_federation_by_cloudwatcherpony-d41kdjr.png

...
...
Is it just me or is Dinky floating?



Hi, everyone. I'm about to head to bed, but I before I did, I just wanted to apologize on how I've been acting the past week or so. I know I really haven't been at my best, been kinda anti-social and unreliable, and that at worse I've been, well, pretty complain-y and had a bad attitude, honestly. I'm still feeling pretty out of it, but I'm gonna try to be in a better mood again, recover and be more like my normal self.

I just wanted to apologize before I went to bed here, because you guys are my friends, and I'm sorry if I hurt anyone or got on anyone's nerves. :smallfrown:
If it helps, I personally prefer Midnight to Nyx.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 03:03 PM
SO.MANY. PAGES.
EVERPONY IN THIS TOWN THREAD IS CRAZY! :smalltongue:
Time to start the mega-quote!

...
...
Is it just me or is Dinky floating?

I thought the same about Midnight. I guess Nyx is just telekinesising them.

ScionoftheVoid
2011-07-25, 03:05 PM
... I go to sleep that the thread goes BONKERS.

Am I somehow... the SANE one?

Actually, as far as I remember, the Commander is supposed to be the thread's one sane pony.


Wuh?

Wuhbuwuh!?!?

No, no, you fool! It's worse! This means things see in my unconcious mind about are becoming reality! My unhinged mediating mind was dreaming Midnight and Nyx existing at the same time and getting along! I thought I was just finally cracking up because of ponythread!

No, but it's worse, much much worse!

Flee, flee before that boss from what looked like some sort of KotR style RPG that was basically David Bowie/the Goblin King shows up! He was, like unstoppable!

...

Also, what the hell is up with my subconcious, 'cos where in the frag did that come from!? (I blame ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, because that must be where I got David Bowie from, because aside from Labayrinth and that movie on Oancitizen, that's all I've ever seen him in! But even so, I've not seen the aniversery for a couple of weeks now and the freakin' hell?!?!)

That makes less sense than the time I dreamed I was solving mysteries with the Dinobots! (And slightly less awesome.)



Nngh...winterwrapupwinterwrapup...aarg...new you see...helpful as be ponies...raaarg! Nothing makes sense anymore! Not that it did so start with, but even so! Raaaaargh!

*twitchy catatonic*

*skullaspolde*

...To be honest, I'm fairly sure it could have gone worse.

Vent Reynolt
2011-07-25, 03:10 PM
I find it sad. Soarin's a blank flank, therefore the Wonderbolts are not his special talent. He has never found his talent, but was able to get into the Wonderbolts and spends each day wondering where he's meant to be.

Better hope that Applebloom doesn't find out about it.

Ya mean that some ponies can go their whole loves without finding their special talent? *insert sad Applebloom face here*


I thought the same about Midnight. I guess Nyx is just telekinesising them.

I think it's because they all lack shadows there.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 03:12 PM
Better hope that Applebloom doesn't find out about it.

Ya mean that some ponies can go their whole loves without finding their special talent? *insert sad Applebloom face here*



I think it's because they all lack shadows there.

There there, Apple Bloom. We KNOW your talent. It's carpentry.

That's just silly. Sure, ah'm good at it and love doin' it, but it's just a hobby.

(facepalm)

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 03:14 PM
Better hope that Applebloom doesn't find out about it.

Ya mean that some ponies can go their whole loves without finding their special talent? *insert sad Applebloom face here*


I'm pretty sure that would break her little mind, actually...

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 03:18 PM
And just wait till the rest of the CMC found out.

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 03:25 PM
And just wait till the rest of the CMC found out.

Maybe they'll cry... That'd be Great! I could bottle their tears and sell them on the ponynet!

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 03:31 PM
I find it sad. Soarin's a blank flank, therefore the Wonderbolts are not his special talent. He has never found his talent, but was able to get into the Wonderbolts and spends each day wondering where he's meant to be.

Wait, is he a Blankflank in Canon? Or do we just not know, cause we've never seen it before?


He then quits his job with the Wonderbolts to live on the farm with Applejack pursuing his special talent, happier than he's ever been. The opening in the team is then filled with Rainbow Dash and everyone lives happily ever after.

This would be beyond adorable. I want to see Soarin with apples on his flank, Stat! :P


I'm pretty sure that would break her little mind, actually...

First ever recorded case of Cutie Mark Failure Insanity Syndrome before the victim has even received their cutie marks. There is no known cure for this instance.

Poor Applebloom...

Anarion
2011-07-25, 03:32 PM
There there, Apple Bloom. We KNOW your talent. It's carpentry.

That's just silly. Sure, ah'm good at it and love doin' it, but it's just a hobby.


(facepalm)
Pfft, everyone knows that your special talent is something you have to discover by trying new things, not something that you're already good at and enjoy doing. :smallwink:


I'm pretty sure that would break her little mind, actually...
I dunno. Mindbreak is one possibility, but the fear of never finding her special talent could actually cause Applebloom to go into a frenzy of trying things to find her special talent. Maybe her special talent is even being able to work really hard at trying to find one's special talent (thus invoking a CMC lifetime long work loop).


And just wait till the rest of the CMC found out.

They wouldn't believe her, but would also go into the above noted frenzy.


Also, yay new Pony Thread. Based on the current conversation, I now believe that all unicorns have a version of the Half-life gravity gun, and Twilight has the powered up gravity gun that you get near the end of Half-Life 2.

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 03:32 PM
Maybe they'll cry... That'd be Great! I could bottle their tears and sell them on the ponynet!

Yeah, Until Applejack and Rarity take you apart for messing with there little sisters, Rainbowdash does so on principle, Spike because Rarity is doing it, And then because spikes involved Twilight goes Gandalf on you, and Pinkie Pie goes at it since everyone else is going after you, and then Fluttershy ends it by unleashing Murdershy on you for messing with the kids.

And I will sell tickets to watch them do this.

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 03:34 PM
Yeah, Until Applejack and Rarity take you apart for messing with there little sisters, Rainbowdash does so on principle, Spike because Rarity is doing it, And then because spikes involved Twilight goes Gandalf on you, and Pinkie Pie goes at it since everyone else is going after you, and then Fluttershy ends it by unleashing Murdershy on you for messing with the kids.

And I will sell tickets to watch them do this.

I'm guessing you never watched Fairly Oddparents? :smalltongue:

Vent Reynolt
2011-07-25, 03:40 PM
I'm pretty sure that would break her little mind, actually...

There is a very slight possibility that it would instead motivate her to double up CMC efforts so that they find out their talents as soon as possible. Of course, if the CMC ends up trying so many things that they burn themselves out and still haven't found their talents, then I could only imagine their reaction.


Maybe they'll cry... That'd be Great! I could bottle their tears and sell them on the ponynet!

FAIRY-GOD-PONIES!

or should it be:

PONY-GOD-PARENTS!

or something else? :smallconfused:

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 03:53 PM
RE Soarin's Mark: We haven't seen it. Most art just gives him the Wonderbolts mark that he and Spitfire both had on the outside of their uniform. I made up one that I developed further in Semper Fidelis.

RE Their Marks: I am fully convinced that one of the girls is going to find their mark next season, resulting in an episode where one of them (probably Scootaloo) feels betrayed and left out.

Orzel
2011-07-25, 03:55 PM
FAIRY-GOD-PONIES!

or should it be:

PONY-GOD-PARENTS!

or something else? :smallconfused:

I can imagine The Pixies or The Genie as Ponies.

Pinkie or Cosmo. Who is more crazy?
Wait..
Cosmo is stupid, not crazy.

Ponies as Fairies fic time.

Did somebody say three headed hydra?

Kyouhen
2011-07-25, 03:56 PM
Except Pinkie Pie. Soarin's too nice to do pranks.

Nonsense! Just think about it, Soarin's famous. Can you imagine how many people will show up at the wedding? And his going away party? And his Welcome to Ponyville party? And the party to celebrate every single filly the pair have? She's going to be ecstatic.


Better hope that Applebloom doesn't find out about it.

Ya mean that some ponies can go their whole loves without finding their special talent? *insert sad Applebloom face here*


Well nonsense Applebloom, see? Soarin has his cutie mark. It's right there and has always been there and I'd like to see you prove otherwise. :smalltongue:

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 03:58 PM
Maybe they'll cry... That'd be Great! I could bottle their tears and sell them on the ponynet!


I'm guessing you never watched Fairly Oddparents? :smalltongue:

I have, but I don't watch it regularly.

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 04:00 PM
I have, but I don't watch it regularly.

Shame, that's a turn on one of my favorite lines of his.


Is it a D? Is it an E? No! It's Super F!!! Hello Turner... [Timmy reads Crocker's thoughts] You poor innocent sap, who has no idea I'm going to be giving a pop quiz on Botswana, the capital of which is Gaborone. Maybe I'll make him cry... That'll be great! I can bottle his tears and sell them on the internet!

Other one being


No! I can't be locked in a room with children! I'm not a people person! I'm barely a person!

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 04:07 PM
Nonsense! Just think about it, Soarin's famous. Can you imagine how many people will show up at the wedding? And his going away party? And his Welcome to Ponyville party? And the party to celebrate every single filly the pair have? She's going to be ecstatic.


That reminds me of a thought I had earlier. In Ponyland, what's the token you give to someone for engagement? There were hoof sized rings in the dragon's horde (Rarity wore one), but I think we'd have noticed that on Mr. and Mrs. Cake's hooves. Then again, they would probably take them off for work, but something that large and impractical doesn't strike me as fitting. So I'm more than open to ideas.

And yes, marriage does exist in Ponyland, or else Mr. and Mrs. Cake had very strange parents and were VERY fortunate to meet each other.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 04:08 PM
QUOTE=Kyouhen;11494101]Nonsense! Just think about it, Soarin's famous. Can you imagine how many people will show up at the wedding? And his going away party? And his Welcome to Ponyville party? And the party to celebrate every single filly the pair have? She's going to be ecstatic.[/QUOTE]

Pinkie Pie is going to explode parties. All of the parties. Forever.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 04:09 PM
Pinkie Pie is going to explode parties. All of the parties. Forever.

What what? I'm confused now.

ScionoftheVoid
2011-07-25, 04:11 PM
What what? I'm confused now.

You're in ponythread, mate, just roll with it.

NO! NOT THE PARTIES! YOU MONSTER!

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 04:12 PM
You're in ponythread, mate, just roll with it.

NO! NOT THE PARTIES! YOU MONSTER!

I was hoping for an explanation of how that was a response to the quote.

Vent Reynolt
2011-07-25, 04:16 PM
Well nonsense Applebloom, see? Soarin has his cutie mark. It's right there and has always been there and I'd like to see you prove otherwise. :smalltongue:

Well, Ah don't think that Ah can, but Scootaloo has been sneaking around takin' pictures of everypony cause she's trying to get her super-secret spy pony cutie mark, but Ah'm not supposed to tell anypony bout it cause it'd ruin the super-secret part.

*from behind the bushes*

Ugh. Applebloom, what part of super-secret didn't you get? Oops.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 04:19 PM
What what? I'm confused now.

I... Think I just derped harder than I've ever hurped. That was supposed to be in reference to what you quoted, not your quote itself. Ninja editing go.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 04:30 PM
Random fic thought:

Big Macintosh is basically, in my mind, sort of a Hank Hill type. Some of the anger, though he keeps calmer than ol' Hank. However, he likes working. Like, if he had to assign Apple Bloom a punishment, he'd have to remember that not everypony LIKES mowing the lawn.

The reason I bring this up is the idea that one of Big Mac's favorite memories from his teenage years was that summer he worked as a farm hand at Old Man Pie's rock farm.

Gettin' up at sunrise, helpin' him and his daughters move the rocks from one field to the other, just to move 'em back the next day... no talkin' or laughin' or anythin' while ah worked the field. Eeyup. That was the best summer of mah life.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 04:35 PM
That reminds me of a thought I had earlier. In Ponyland, what's the token you give to someone for engagement? There were hoof sized rings in the dragon's horde (Rarity wore one), but I think we'd have noticed that on Mr. and Mrs. Cake's hooves. Then again, they would probably take them off for work, but something that large and impractical doesn't strike me as fitting. So I'm more than open to ideas.

And yes, marriage does exist in Ponyland, or else Mr. and Mrs. Cake had very strange parents and were VERY fortunate to meet each other.

I was wondering about this myself. The hoof-rings seem impractical and a bit odd-looking. It could be some other piece of jewelry/apparel, but I can't really think up something that seems to really work. Perhaps ponies just know these sorts of things.

ScionoftheVoid
2011-07-25, 04:36 PM
I was hoping for an explanation of how that was a response to the quote.


I... Think I just derped harder than I've ever hurped. That was supposed to be in reference to what you quoted, not your quote itself. Ninja editing go.

Too late now, the Pink One is exploding parties and must be stopped before there are no more parties left! We must gather a ragtag band of adventurers to stop this madness. Unfortunately, we'll have to make do with djinn and cultists.

Brony and Others New Defense Against Great Evil team, go!

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 04:38 PM
I was wondering about this myself. The hoof-rings seem impractical and a bit odd-looking. It could be some other piece of jewelry/apparel, but I can't really think up something that seems to really work. Perhaps ponies just know these sorts of things.

But that sort of diminishes the impact of a wedding proposal scene. There's no token of affection.

But you have the choose the alternate token of affection carefully, or else it looks silly.

Applejack... will you marry me?

A 50 dollar gift card for Best Buy? Yes! A thousand times yes!

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 04:40 PM
Too late now, the Pink One is exploding parties and must be stopped before there are no more parties left! We must gather a ragtag band of adventurers to stop this madness. Unfortunately, we'll have to make do with djinn and cultists.

Brony and Others New Defense Against Great Evil team, go!

OH GOD. WE HAVE A CLASS 5 PARTY HEMORRHAGE! GET THE PARTY DOCTOR OUT HERE STAT.

Um... Pinkie Pie was the party doctor.

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Vent Reynolt
2011-07-25, 04:41 PM
Too late now, the Pink One is exploding parties and must be stopped before there are no more parties left! We must gather a ragtag band of adventurers to stop this madness. Unfortunately, we'll have to make do with djinn and cultists.

Brony and Others New Defense Against Great Evil team, go!

I see what you did there... and I would like to help.

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 04:44 PM
Did Ponyard kidnap all the djinni or just some of them?

ScionoftheVoid
2011-07-25, 04:45 PM
I see what you did there... and I would like to help.

I'm glad at least one person did, it took a while to find a thread-related word I coud fill out completely with it still making some kind of sense without the joke.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 04:46 PM
I see what you did there... and I would like to help.

...Impressive, good sir.

Kindablue
2011-07-25, 04:53 PM
That reminds me of a thought I had earlier. In Ponyland, what's the token you give to someone for engagement? There were hoof sized rings in the dragon's horde (Rarity wore one), but I think we'd have noticed that on Mr. and Mrs. Cake's hooves. Then again, they would probably take them off for work, but something that large and impractical doesn't strike me as fitting. So I'm more than open to ideas.

And yes, marriage does exist in Ponyland, or else Mr. and Mrs. Cake had very strange parents and were VERY fortunate to meet each other.

Rarity got an engagement horn ring from Blueblood in her fantasy, right?

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 04:54 PM
Rarity got an engagement horn ring from Blueblood in her fantasy, right?

This is true. Though, with a unicorn, there's a place to put it (the horn, naturally).

... I am now imagining a cheapskate jerk breaking off a relationship with a unicorn strictly because "they expect you to get them a ring. I'm not made of bits!"

fizmat
2011-07-25, 05:00 PM
It's a lurker! Quick, catch him before he escapes into the shadows!


Actually, I already left the shadows twice in this series of threads. Long ago. Also I don't have an avatar, so nobody remembers me. Maybe I should remedy that.

And I did a thing. I colored ggxx#r characters into ponies. It's not much, and probably not very interesting, unless you know the game.

mane cast
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/dizzyshy.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/applejam.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ky.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/rainbowsol.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/zinkie.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ragity.gif

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/justia.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/testamoon.gif

guess who?
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/roxie.gif


Is it me, or does the abundance of creativity surrounding ponies, by law of supply and demand, lead to feedback being much more "valuable" then average contributions? I always feel bad when I post something without paying my "dues" by commenting on others' works first. But I'm not good at chit-chat, and not giving everypony equal attention seems unfair, while giving everypony equal attention will mean each share approaches zero.
And now my post is not ponysane enough for this thread. I better go hide...

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 05:01 PM
You make a good point there. I know that I'm disappointed when I don't get a lot of feedback; other fandoms, I expect 5 reviews on a fic, at best.

Vent Reynolt
2011-07-25, 05:03 PM
I'm glad at least one person did, it took a while to find a thread-related word I coud fill out completely with it still making some kind of sense without the joke.


...Impressive, good sir.

You've gotta notice these things when you're king the Element of Corruption.


Rarity got an engagement horn ring from Blueblood in her fantasy, right?

I don't believe we've ever seen you here before. Quickly somepony, get the welcome pics!

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 05:08 PM
Scootaloo Greeting: both barrels.

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/0da1a106ff7923e0fb2630d06310c636/12549%20-%20macro%20scootaloo.jpg

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/06c7d0d2105a1314ea928cadd5a55a09/7961%20-%20animated%20jumping%20scootaloo.gif

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 05:17 PM
Too late now, the Pink One is exploding parties and must be stopped before there are no more parties left! We must gather a ragtag band of adventurers to stop this madness. Unfortunately, we'll have to make do with djinn and cultists.

Brony and Others New Defense Against Great Evil team, go!

Pony Rangers Equestrian Force! *Cues Theme Music!*

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 05:19 PM
... aw, no love for Big Mac working on the Pie farm as a teen and liking the grim, humorless, quiet environment?

Or the humor of it when he realizes that Pinkie is one of THOSE pies?

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 05:29 PM
But that sort of diminishes the impact of a wedding proposal scene. There's no token of affection.

But you have the choose the alternate token of affection carefully, or else it looks silly.

Applejack... will you marry me?

A 50 dollar gift card for Best Buy? Yes! A thousand times yes!

Luckily, there are lots of options available at 'Marriage Tokens and Harmonicas'


Rarity got an engagement horn ring from Blueblood in her fantasy, right?

I had forgotten that, but you're right. Not sure how it works with pegasi or earth ponies though.


And I did a thing. I colored ggxx#r characters into ponies. It's not much, and probably not very interesting, unless you know the game.

mane cast
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/dizzyshy.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/applejam.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ky.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/rainbowsol.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/zinkie.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ragity.gif

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/justia.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/testamoon.gif

guess who?
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/roxie.gif

[/COLOR]

I have played that game, and I do in fact appreciate the recolor job you did there. Good work!


... aw, no love for Big Mac working on the Pie farm as a teen and liking the grim, humorless, quiet environment?

Or the humor of it when he realizes that Pinkie is one of THOSE pies?

I liked your suggestion that he forgets not everypony enjoys doing chores...


Unrelated: Apparently a friend of mine from back home who I encouraged to watch MLP:FiM is now a full brony, complete with pony-themed birthday cake!

Woohoo! /fluttershy

Kurgan
2011-07-25, 05:38 PM
Ya mean that some ponies can go their whole loves without finding their special talent? *insert sad Applebloom face here*

I just get the image of Soarin joining the Cutie Mark Crusaders and joining them in their antics.


That reminds me of a thought I had earlier. In Ponyland, what's the token you give to someone for engagement? There were hoof sized rings in the dragon's horde (Rarity wore one), but I think we'd have noticed that on Mr. and Mrs. Cake's hooves. Then again, they would probably take them off for work, but something that large and impractical doesn't strike me as fitting. So I'm more than open to ideas.

And yes, marriage does exist in Ponyland, or else Mr. and Mrs. Cake had very strange parents and were VERY fortunate to meet each other.

Ponies might just not do rings or the like for marriage. Perhaps they go for a more old school style and work off of dowries and the like. Well, I can't really see dowries, as I cannot picture purely political marriages in Equestria, but the point still stands that they might just have a different cultural norm for marriage and proposals.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 05:42 PM
Ya mean that some ponies can go their whole loves without finding their special talent? *insert sad Applebloom face here*

I just get the image of Soarin joining the Cutie Mark Crusaders and joining them in their antics.



Ponies might just not do rings or the like for marriage. Perhaps they go for a more old school style and work off of dowries and the like. Well, I can't really see dowries, as I cannot picture purely political marriages in Equestria, but the point still stands that they might just have a different cultural norm for marriage and proposals.

At least for earth ponies and pegasi. Rarity did imagine an engagement ring from Blueblood, and it did fit on the horn.

And yeah, aside from some of the noble houses, I can't imagine purely political marriages either.

Though alternates to wedding rings for earth ponies and pegasi are worth thinking about. Thanks for the suggestion. (maybe the Apple Family does wedding trees? Meaning Soarin has to go through a lot of rigamarole to get one? Maybe Bloomberg was special to Applejack because "he" was her birth tree, planted to commemorate her birth?)

Sweetie Welf
2011-07-25, 05:45 PM
Edit:
Uh, a double post? Have some Fluttershy.
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/205/c/b/commission_example_3_by_gagacorn-d41jiic.png (http://gagacorn.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Example-3-244454772)

Brazen Shield
2011-07-25, 05:49 PM
Maybe each race of pony (Earth, Unicorn, Pegasus) has thier own way of showing marriage? Obviously a horn ring make sense for the Unicorns, and maybe a wing ring for a Pegasus? Just don't aak me how that works ><

I for one could see an earring being an Earth Pony thing, just cuz it's small but notiticeble and out of the way, like a finger ring would be.

Edit: and ninja'd!! Hahah:smallbiggrin:

Sweetie Welf
2011-07-25, 05:49 PM
This is true. Though, with a unicorn, there's a place to put it (the horn, naturally).

... I am now imagining a cheapskate jerk breaking off a relationship with a unicorn strictly because "they expect you to get them a ring. I'm not made of bits!"

Maybe it's different for earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi? Like rings for unicorns, a artificial feather for pegasi, horse shoes for earth ponies.


... aw, no love for Big Mac working on the Pie farm as a teen and liking the grim, humorless, quiet environment?

Or the humor of it when he realizes that Pinkie is one of THOSE pies?

Big Mac as a total bore? No love for that. Naydown.http://i.imgur.com/gEfq6.jpg
I rather imagine him as a fun guy you can drink a few beers with at the bar and play poker all night.

And image dump, Gilda edition.


http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/198/8/f/dweebs_by_sbshouseofpancakes-d3zbl9c.png (http://sbshouseofpancakes.deviantart.com/art/Dweebs-240725856)
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/f64d21469a456dcf441005a6244a73ef/1776%20-%20%5E%5E_%5E%5E%20crossover%20dethklok%20gilda%20 macro%20parody%20photoshop%20pinkie_pie.jpg

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/197/a/f/popsicle_by_csimadmax-d3w8u6s.png (http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/art/popsicle-235558612)

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/3c6ad72a3dc6968177d2e2e0d3fea0e0/1999%20-%20gilda%20human%20humanized.jpg

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/0cf4a6c9a73a5ec5cdbef9a9239a5131/5919%20-%20artist%3Acgeta%20gilda%20rainbow_dash.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/205/8/a/gilda__s_pain_by_niban_destikim-d41gof4.jpg (http://niban-destikim.deviantart.com/art/Gilda-s-Pain-244322464)

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/660a2cbf05edafd331b7d34982fd3471/5825%20-%20fat%20gilda%20sad.jpg

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/774728ef1aca401ec9a34ef9ad4d659d/5353%20-%20gilda%20human%20humanized%20rainbow_dash.png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/206/4/d/to_know_her_better_by_warepwn3-d41ljb3.jpg (http://warepwn3.deviantart.com/art/To-Know-Her-Better-244549119)

Spoilered for size.
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/88a1fac97b7840bbf0b7ad059cd4adc6/37876%20-%20Nightmare_Moon%20artist%3Agoggles%20artist%3Apo nygoggles%20gilda.png

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 05:49 PM
Well, fine then. No boring Mac. I still like the idea of him having interactions with Old Man Pie, pretty much wordlessly. Like, just little nods and stuff, aside from the occasional exchange of Eeyup, Ayup, Eeyup.

If it's in the context of Pinkie dating him, Pinkie would worry and think they weren't getting along.

Or heck, just have Big Mac working for the Pies briefly AFTER the rainboom. I dunno. I just like the idea.

Kindablue
2011-07-25, 05:55 PM
At least for earth ponies and pegasi. Rarity did imagine an engagement ring from Blueblood, and it did fit on the horn.

And yeah, aside from some of the noble houses, I can't imagine purely political marriages either.

Though alternates to wedding rings for earth ponies and pegasi are worth thinking about. Thanks for the suggestion. (maybe the Apple Family does wedding trees? Meaning Soarin has to go through a lot of rigamarole to get one? Maybe Bloomberg was special to Applejack because "he" was her birth tree, planted to commemorate her birth?)

There's a thought. Maybe the engagement ceremony is more personalized than it is in real life; ponies get presents specific to them, so Rarity would get a big diamond ring and it's a coincidence that it looks so close to what a human would do.

ETA: And thanks, but I don't really like chicken.:smalltongue:

mikeejimbo
2011-07-25, 05:59 PM
Well, fine then. No boring Mac. I still like the idea of him having interactions with Old Man Pie, pretty much wordlessly. Like, just little nods and stuff, aside from the occasional exchange of Eeyup, Ayup, Eeyup.

If it's in the context of Pinkie dating him, Pinkie would worry and think they weren't getting along.

Or heck, just have Big Mac working for the Pies briefly AFTER the rainboom. I dunno. I just like the idea.

I must agree, I feel like that would be amusing. I think they'd get along fairly well, even.

Heck, I don't even think Old Man Pie is necessarily boring... he did smile when Pinkie threw the party.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 06:01 PM
There's a thought. Maybe the engagement ceremony is more personalized than it is in real life; ponies get presents specific to them, so Rarity would get a big diamond ring and it's a coincidence that it looks so close to what a human would do.

So... what are the costs of hauling a grown apple tree from here to Ponyville? ... uh huh... wowsers. Okay, I'll do it.

dromer
2011-07-25, 06:04 PM
Maybe it's different for earth ponies, unicorns and pegasi? Like rings for unicorns, a artificial feather for pegasi, horse shoes for earth ponies.

Unicorn: I'd say ring because unicorn society seems rather high-class and snobbish.

Pegasus: Crystal snowflake. An elaborate version of a practical product, fitting the pegasus's roles as engineers.

Earth Pony: Lucky horseshoe. Just one horse shoe to fit the more folkish traditions of the earth ponies.

Sweetie Welf
2011-07-25, 06:05 PM
How about this: seahorses are carnivores :smalltongue:

And since sea ponies are members of pony family... <coughs> Why are you looking at me like this? ;P

Anyway! Promised imagedump!

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/e7f1e894f626102d47dda6dbe09a3179/27565%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20dexterous_hooves%20fishing%20fl uttershy%20sea_pony%20trolling.png


Hmm, Aqua Drop looks kind of nice.

But if sea ponies are members of the pony family, aren't Lyra, Bonbon and Fluttershy about to commit ponycide and cannibalism? Fluttershy I can believe, she's hardcore, Lyra too, she's crazy, but Bonbon?

Orzel
2011-07-25, 06:08 PM
No pony gives rings. Them's only for the nobles.
Ponies bake their sweetheart their favorite pie.

"I bake you wildberry pie."
"Yes!"


On Saturday, me and a panel of bronies (one dressed as Big Mac), figured out the guilty pleasure of the mane six

Applejack is closet hockey fan.
That's not mah helmet, shoulder pads, mouthgaurd, hockey stick, and autographed Mane Gretsky ice skates. Ah mean, what's hockey? Hehehe.

Rarity loves wrestling.
I watch it for the drama, dahling.

Fluttershy loves gangster rap
With so much drama in the L-B-C It's kinda hard being Snoop D-O-double-G

Rainbow Dash reads cooking magazines
When's my copy of Bon Appétit getting here. Derpy better not have put it in Twilight's mailbox again.

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 06:09 PM
But if sea ponies are members of the pony family, aren't Lyra, Bonbon and Fluttershy about to commit ponycide and cannibalism? Fluttershy I can believe, she's hardcore, Lyra too, she's crazy, but Bonbon?

They're catching and tagging them, presumably to monitor their migratory patterns. :smalltongue:

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 06:14 PM
They're catching and tagging them, presumably to monitor their migratory patterns. :smalltongue:

So that they always know where they are, thus making calling upon them easier?

RdMarquis
2011-07-25, 06:16 PM
They're catching and tagging them, presumably to monitor their migratory patterns. :smalltongue:

That just raises more questions about the technology level of the ponyverse.

SiuiS
2011-07-25, 06:18 PM
Just finished newest Version of my FiMRPG. yay. Sneak peek.


Each character is represented by 3 or more character cards. All characters have 3 basic cards; a racial card, a charisma card, and a skills card. Characters can also can additional cards such as level cards, item card, bit cards, cutie mark cards, and quirk cards.


CHARACTER CREATION
1- Choose Character Racial Card.

Each character's charisma card is broken in two parts, the body type and their ability scores.
The body type determines what basic physical features the characters has. Pony and Buffalo types have one head and 4 hooves. Griffin and Dragon types have 2 claws and 2 feet.

Attributes. Each racial card grants access to 3 or more attribute scores


Unicorn- Pony Type
Levitation
Magic power
Spell Knowledge

Pegasus- Pony type
Fly Speed
Wings
Cloudwalk

Earth Pony- Pony type
Strength
Toughness
Nature Bond

Buffalo- Buffalo Type
Strength
Toughness
Balance
Size

Dragon-Dragon Type
Wings
Fly Speed
Dragonfire
Size

Griffin-Griffin type
Wings
Fly Speed
Cloudwalk
Size

Zebra- Pony type
Toughness
Natural Bond
Balance

A character's ability score individually cannot exceed 4 and collectively cannot normally exceed 6.

When a character uses an ability, they must make the corresponding ability roll. An ability roll is 6 six-sided dice. Rolls of 5 or 6 grants +1 bonus to the roll. *The result in compared to the challenge and if higher, it is a succes.

Levitation (The ability to levitate objects)
Magic power (Raw magic strength)
Spell Knowledge (Number of spells known)
Fly Speed (Potential fly speed)
Wings (General flying ability)
Cloudwalk (Ability to manipulate and stand on clouds)
Strength (Raw pony strength)
Toughness (Raw pony toughness)
Nature Bond (Knowledge on plants and animals)
Dragonfire (Ability to breath fire)
Size (General size and muscles)
Balance (Agility and stability)

2- Choose Charisma Card

Each character's charisma card is broken in two parts, the style type and their charisma scores.

A style type can be either cool, cute, dark, geeky, glamorous, hot, or rough. When performing a charisma action for an NPC, add + 2 to your charisma score if your style type matches the type the NPC prefers.

There are 6 charisma score.
Appearance (The attractiveness of the pony's first impression.)
Speech (The appeal of the pony's speaking voice)
Song (The appeal of the pony's singing voice)
Dance (The appeal of the pony's dance moves)
Wealth (The size of the pony's income)
Reputation (The pony's status in pony society)

A character's charisma score individually cannot exceed 4 and collectively cannot normally exceed 10. The amount that the sum of a character's combined charisma score exceeds 10 by creates the character's Maintenance. Charisma scores can be negative to avoid high Maintenance.

When a character first meets, talks to, purchases an item from.or performs for a NPC, they must make the corresponding charisma roll. A charisma roll is 6 six-sided dice. Rolls of 5 or 6 grants +1 bonus to the charisma roll. Rolls equal to less than the character's Maintenance grant a -1 penalty to the charisma roll.. This is added to the charisma score of the performance being done. The result in compared to the challenge and if higher, it is a succes.

4- Choose Skill Card

Each character's skill card is broken in two parts, their profession and their skill scores.

A profession can be any job the character prefer to work as. When performing an action, add + 2 to the corresponding score if your profession would help you in anyway.

There are 6 skill scores.
Athletics (General stamina, sportiness, and athletic skill.)
Craft (The ability to make things)
Hooves (Hoof dexterity and speed)
Intelligence (General smarts and ability to do business)
Random (General wackiness not normal of characters of their type to exhibit)
Will (Mental toughness and bravery)

A character's skill score individually cannot exceed 4 and collectively cannot normally exceed 10. Skill scores can be negative.

When a character uses an skill, they must make the corresponding skill roll. A skill roll is 6 six-sided dice. Rolls of 5 or 6 grants +1 bonus to the roll. *The result in compared to the challenge and if higher, it is a success.

5- Choose Quirk Cards

Ponies are weird. Characters display their weirdness through quirks. Quirks are optional but can be quite powerful. *Positive quirks are called perks and negative quirks are called flaws. For every helpful perk a character has, they must also have a harmful flaw.

Perks
Big Talker- Singer: Before making a Speech Performance, roll a d6. If you get a 4 or higher, you my change the charisma type of the speech.
Singer: Before making a Song Performance, roll a d6. If you get a 4 or higher, you my change the charisma type of the song.
Mastery- Choose an ability, charisma, or skill. Reroll all 1s when rolling for that score.
Faithful Student: +2 for all scores when in the presence of your teacher.
Fashionista: +3 to Appearance and Reputation Performances when wearing clothes.
Mini Admirer: You have an admirer. Your admirer grants you with 1 bonus item cards every other scene.
5 bits please: Your saddlebags always contain whatever anypony wants to buy (they must be able to pay you for it to appear). A character can trade you a bit card to for an item card.
Stare Master: You may use your Fly Speed score for as a Natural Bond score with a +1 bonus.
Animal Companion: You have an animal friend. You start with 2 bonus level cards.
Motivator: Once per scene, You make a Speech or Song Performance versus any character's Will to negate one Flaw they have.
Nerd: +2 to Intelligence and Spell knowledge.
Hard worker: +2 to Athletics and Strength.
Natural Born Flyer: +2 to Hooves and Wings.

Flaws
Funny Accent: -3 to Speech.
Clumsy: -3 to Hooves
Phobia: Choose a thing to be afraid of. -5 from your rolls when in the presence of your phobia.
Shy: Reroll all 6s when making Song, Speech, or Dance performances
Derpy Eyes: Reroll all 6s when making Appearances and Reputation rolls.
Obsession: Choose a thing or person to obsess over. Reroll all 6s when near near your obsession.
Earth Pegasus: -3 to Wings
Carnivorously Hammy: -4 to all stats in a scene if you don't make a hammy joke at least once in the previous scene.



5- Additional Cards

Periodically the Storyteller may hand out additional cards for winning challenge. These optional cards are either level cards, item cards, bit cards, or cutie mark cards.

Level cards grant a +1 bonus to one score.

Item cards can be handed back to the Storyteller to gain a +2 bonus to one score.

Bit cards are currency. Character start with bit cards equal to their Wealth or *Reputation, whichever it higher.

Once per game, pony body type characters may trade a level card for a cutie mark card. The cutie mark also grants +4 bonus when dealing with a specialty associated with the cutie mark.


Currently REwriting the Dragonshy test quest.

Cool.

This uses character sheets as well as cards, right? Or do you pass out, say, "Flight: Level 3" to all the people with that attribute and such?

The level cards and cutie mark cards, when you trade them in for bonuses, is it a temporary bonus or just for that one thing?



I also don't like the muzzles in the image. I just put them in to make the image dump longer. And maybe other might like the style.

I liked them. They are composed really well, although it is painfully obvious that this guy draws dogs predominantly.


Or that. Maybe a double pun?

DOUBLE PUN!



Yesterday wasn't a good day for hamming things up.


But now you've got the -4 stat penalty D:


Good lord, already filled to the brim on this one too? I'll wait until the next thread to post this picture then. Seeya tomorrow, all!

Ugh. You're mean. Teasing us with pictures, then not delivering.
mean!


Aw, but they're cute. Also, it's a little alarming how many times I've stayed up into the wee hours of the night to watch the new thread come up. On that note, good night, everypony.

Good night!
...
And hello again!


*sees thread title & OP*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

Damn you Trixie, DBC and Sea Ponies! Will I never escape your acursed earworm!?!?!

When will the singing stoooop!!!!!

*catatonic*

Silly Skully, there's always singing at a party!


1)Sea ponies vs Cutie Mark Crusaders

6 ponies enter.
3 ponies attend the after-battle luau.

It's funny because luau made me think seafood.
"do we have our cannibal survivor cutie marks yet?"


And I actually agree with that statement, and as a man of mass media, despite my personal problems with the story, I absolutely have to respect, on a professional level, the authors for the top-notch advertising. I agree with that one dude who said something like "It's probably the strongest ad campaign for a fic this fandom has seen yet."

so, what good advertising are you talking about? Because the closest I came to giving a fig was feelin bad for ya when you were upset. But I barely have time for fanfic anymore.


I do care, a lot. I don't like hurting people in the first place, and especially not people that I give a damn about, like you guys.

Aww, you care about us~
we've got you now, sucker >:D


http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/a/fan_filly_federation_by_cloudwatcherpony-d41kdjr.png

AHHH, time and space are collapsing in on themselves! We're doomed, doomed I say! No? Well, that's the best *I* can do.

I'm caught up on the Djinni stuff, but I've been sitting here for twenty minutes writing this out, and I really need to go get my day started, so it'll have to wait.

Well, shoot. See, I was going to doodle Something like this once I was caught up on other projects. But it's already been done. Now what am I going to use as a flimsy excuse to talk myself into reading the parent story?



Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif

Aw man, I thought this would he Har-- wait, pippi longstocking is a literary figure?
That would explain why my mother and grandmother both knew her.


Solution: Pippoletta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackeralmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Well, there's obviously a lot about the ol' gal I don't know. I should go net trawling.

Also, good to see your art slump went poof, mate.


Nyx*vs Midnight, Round 1 FIGHT!
There is only one possible ending to this and I'll need to draw it and it is awesome.

CUTIE MARK CRUSADER OVERLY GRAPHIC ARCADE GAME RE-ENACTORS! YAY!!!

Nyx: I'm just glad they could figure the button code for the fatality... *fwump*


You just have to beware injecting HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *into ponythread. Some things do not mix. Especially bloody chainsaws and cute ponies.


When the 0.4 liter of sangria metabolizes I'm gonna so regret abandoning my lurking mode. It's not much at all, but I normally don't drink. Anything to embrace ponysanity I guess.

Half a liter doesn't seem like All that little either, though. It's all in the variables.

Also, good to see you again. You should hang out more! You know, where we can see you. Target you with hijinks.


This looks like a chance to activate my orbital ponification cannon, in 3...2...1

http://fandomania.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/labyrinth08.jpg

and problem solved.

O.O


Sure, if you were one of the other players, maybe. *Except he kept outrollng them on every little thing. *And he was an enormous Gary Stu; when I had to take a leave of absence, they did some side campaigns and by the end of it... Gary Stu is putting it MILDLY, how many different girlfriends and such he had. *It ruined the campaign for me personally, since the wide disparity of talents and the BS that is BESM D20 meant that I could either make every villain into something he'd kill in ten seconds flat, or everyone else spent the whole time missing.

I was not a good GM. *I'll admit. *But that character is part of the reason I hated Doctor Who before I even started watching it.

Aye, players like that can really stick in the craw. I should know, I've been a player like that most of me life. It's just recently I've bothered with other peoples 'feelings' and such.


Also, to make this pony related, minor image dump!

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/194/6/a/bronyhood_by_bamboodog-d3poimd.png


I recognize Buttersc0tch sundae, but who are all these? I feel like I've been told before, but there's that whole self-centered thing I've got going on.


In this artist's continuity, clearly his special talent is Applebucking! *He just never tried it until Applejack had him over!

Hurr Hurr Hurr.


...
...
Is it just me or is Dinky floating?

Dinky looked alright until you pointed it out, but when I first saw the picture I thought Midnight was doing a PATENTED PINKIE PIE JUMP-GASP(tm).

GASP OMG FREND I CAN HAS?!
... what?
Sorry, I'm just so surprised. I can't brain today. I has the DERP.
HEY!


If it helps, I personally prefer Midnight to Nyx.

Now I'm starting to feel bad for Nyx, caught up between authors and a vicious, faceless fan base at war.

She's like one of those poor 4 year olds strutting all sexy-like on stage at the baby pageant, because daddy told her to.


Actually, as far as I remember, the Commander is supposed to be the thread's one sane pony.

ahaha! But you see, he is not a pony! Yet!


RE Soarin's Mark: We haven't seen it. *Most art just gives him the Wonderbolts mark that he and Spitfire both had on the outside of their uniform. *I made up one that I developed further in Semper Fidelis.*

RE Their Marks: I am fully convinced that one of the girls is going to find their mark next season, resulting in an episode where one of them (probably Scootaloo) feels betrayed and left out.

What was Sorren's mark again?
And aye, I think that will happen relatively soon, too. Probably Sweetie WelfBelle, for the added benefit of 'ugh I hate singing!! When I'm being graded on it, at least'.


But that sort of diminishes the impact of a wedding proposal scene. *There's no token of affection. *

But you have the choose the alternate token of affection carefully, or else it looks silly.

Applejack... will you marry me?

A 50 dollar gift card for Best Buy? *Yes! *A thousand times yes!

Haha. Best buy.

Call me old fashioned, but it's the affection and not the token that matters.

Besides, we all know, after a tense fic about Sorren sneaking around and meeting with other ponies, who we later find out is Twilight Sparkle about halfway through the story, that Sorren uses his newfound knowledge of atmospheric pressure to perform a trick, manifesting clouds and water vapor in such a way as to drop a 'smoke' ring onto AJ.

You're so predictable, Bobcat.


I'm glad at least one person did, it took a while to find a thread-related word I coud fill out completely with it still making some kind of sense without the joke.

Yeah, acrostics are hard. Good on you though, it took me a Lon time because of the line break. "what's so special about a Bond age?"
...
"DERP"


Actually, I already left the shadows twice in this series of threads. Long ago. Also I don't have an avatar, so nobody remembers me. Maybe I should remedy that.

And I did a thing. I colored ggxx#r characters into ponies. It's not much, and probably not very interesting, unless you know the game.*

mane cast
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/dizzyshy.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/applejam.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ky.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/rainbowsol.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/zinkie.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ragity.gif

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/justia.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/testamoon.gif

guess who?
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/roxie.gif


Is it me, or does the abundance of creativity surrounding ponies, by law of supply and demand, lead to feedback being much more "valuable" then average contributions? I always feel bad when I post something without paying my "dues" by commenting on others' works first. But I'm not good at chit-chat, and not giving everypony equal attention seems unfair, while giving everypony equal attention will mean each share approaches zero.
And now my post is not ponysane enough for this thread. I better go hide...

I'll be honest. Any other comments I may have had were wiped out when I went through the sprites.
> see Celestia
> see the 'horn'
> watch pelvic thrusting
> get funny looks on the bus for creepy snickering

Could you do up a Lord Raptor from Darkstalkers/Vampire Saviour as Rainbow Dash? I always thought that would be great.

And your Fluttershy, Rarity, Celestia and NMM are perfect.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 06:20 PM
Actually, I already left the shadows twice in this series of threads. Long ago. Also I don't have an avatar, so nobody remembers me. Maybe I should remedy that.

And I did a thing. I colored ggxx#r characters into ponies. It's not much, and probably not very interesting, unless you know the game.

mane cast
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/dizzyshy.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/applejam.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ky.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/rainbowsol.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/zinkie.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/ragity.gif

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/justia.gifhttp://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/testamoon.gif

guess who?
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/fizmat/pony/ggxx/roxie.gif


Is it me, or does the abundance of creativity surrounding ponies, by law of supply and demand, lead to feedback being much more "valuable" then average contributions? I always feel bad when I post something without paying my "dues" by commenting on others' works first. But I'm not good at chit-chat, and not giving everypony equal attention seems unfair, while giving everypony equal attention will mean each share approaches zero.
And now my post is not ponysane enough for this thread. I better go hide...

Why is Jam Applejack?

Also, I need to show this to my friend Rick. He will die. And I'm not sure if it's through laughing or sheer rage.


Maybe each race of pony (Earth, Unicorn, Pegasus) has thier own way of showing marriage? Obviously a horn ring make sense for the Unicorns, and maybe a wing ring for a Pegasus? Just don't aak me how that works ><

I for one could see an earring being an Earth Pony thing, just cuz it's small but notiticeble and out of the way, like a finger ring would be.

Edit: and ninja'd!! Hahah:smallbiggrin:

Kindness's Reward Shut up I love that story shows Pegasuses plucking a single feather and giving it to their soulmate, which I could see acting as an engagement ring of sorts.

Kindablue
2011-07-25, 06:22 PM
No pony gives rings. Them's only for the nobles.
Ponies bake their sweetheart their favorite pie.

It's a sad, lonely life for the gluten sensitive ponies.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 06:24 PM
It's a sad, lonely life for the gluten sensitive ponies.

"I made you a jello mold in the shape of a heart!"

"... fine. I grudgingly accept this. Enjoy your stupid wedding pie. ... stupid allergy."

Sweetie Welf
2011-07-25, 06:33 PM
I liked them. They are composed really well, although it is painfully obvious that this guy draws dogs predominantly.

DOUBLE PUN!

But now you've got the -4 stat penalty D:

Don't worry, I'll take a potion, that should do the trick. Or make an Trixie image dump, that should give me a huge bonus on hamming up things.


"I made you a jello mold in the shape of a heart!"

"... fine. I grudgingly accept this. Enjoy your stupid wedding pie."

I like that idea, if only for


http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/164/6/7/jelly_sparkle_by_don_komandorr-d3itaf3.jpg (http://don-komandorr.deviantart.com/art/Jelly-Sparkle-212998143)

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 06:37 PM
@ SiuiS: Oh sure. The emotion has to be there. But I'm the kind who likes to give the people in my lives things to make them happy. I think that whatever the token of affection is, it'd be something durable and relevant to their interests. For Applejack, a tree (maybe not even an apple tree. After all, if she commented that she'd love to have lemons without paying those darn lemon folk, a lemon tree would be a good one. Or something else to give her a bit of variety, even if it's just a rare variety of apple). For Pinkie Pie... heck if I know.

It's too bad they already have the elements of harmony necklaces, because that'd be a PERFECT...

HEY.

I GOT IT.

You get your sweetie a necklace with your cutie mark on it, and they reciprocate!

That'd be ADORABLE.

The cakes wear outfits that would cover that up! Plus, you don't want it hanging loose when you're using stuff like mixers!

dromer
2011-07-25, 06:40 PM
It's too bad they already have the elements of harmony necklaces, because that'd be a PERFECT...

Does that make Twilight a polygamist?

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 06:44 PM
Does that make Twilight a polygamist?

(full body shudder) No, because she gave each of them their own cutie mark. Not hers.

Thank God.

Orzel
2011-07-25, 06:51 PM
Cool.

This uses character sheets as well as cards, right? Or do you pass out, say, "Flight: Level 3" to all the people with that attribute and such?

The level cards and cutie mark cards, when you trade them in for bonuses, is it a temporary bonus or just for that one thing?



No just cards. The Racial, Charisma, and Skill card have all their scores written on them.

Level, Cutie mark, and Quirk card bonuses are permanent as long as you have the card. Bit and Item card don't do anything until to trade them to the ST.

Level cards can be given to the Storyteller for Cutie mark cards.
Bit cards can be given to the Storyteller for Item cards.
Item cards can be given to the Storyteller for whatever bonus is written on them.

So someone playing Scootaloo would have:
(Note: Colts and Fillies Racial, Charisma, and Skill card limits are halved)

Racial
Pegasus- Pony type
Fly Speed 2
Wings 0
Cloudwalk 1

Charisma
Appearance 1
Speech 1
Song -2
Dance 2
Wealth 1
Reputation 2

Skill
Athletics 2
Craft 0
Hooves 1
Intelligence 1
Random 0
Will 1

Item
Scooter: +2 To Fly Speed

Item
Helmet: +2 To Athletics

Level
Will +1

Quirk
Perk- Faithful Student: Rainbow Dash
+2 for all scores when in the presence of Rainbow Dash

Quirk
Perk- Obsession: Rainbow Dash
Reroll all 6s when near near Rainbow Dash.

Bit
1 bit

Bit
1 bit


It's a sad, lonely life for the gluten sensitive ponies.

No such thing as gluten sensitive ponies.

Well... they don't make it to marrying age anyway

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 06:55 PM
No such thing as gluten sensitive ponies.

Well... they don't make it to marrying age anyway

Darkest Sketch! Darkest Sketch! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5D_3BlOWOQ)

Gamerlord
2011-07-25, 06:58 PM
That just raises more questions about the technology level of the ponyverse.
"Whatever the writers want"-level. :smalltongue:

Orzel
2011-07-25, 07:03 PM
Darkest Sketch! Darkest Sketch! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5D_3BlOWOQ)

That's what popped into mind when I wrote the post.

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 07:26 PM
Wuh?

Wuhbuwuh!?!?

No, no, you fool! It's worse! This means things see in my unconcious mind about are becoming reality! My unhinged mediating mind was dreaming Midnight and Nyx existing at the same time and getting along! I thought I was just finally cracking up because of ponythread!

No, but it's worse, much much worse!

Flee, flee before that boss from what looked like some sort of KotR style RPG that was basically David Bowie/the Goblin King shows up! He was, like unstoppable!

...

Also, what the hell is up with my subconcious, 'cos where in the frag did that come from!? (I blame ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, because that must be where I got David Bowie from, because aside from Labayrinth and that movie on Oancitizen, that's all I've ever seen him in! But even so, I've not seen the aniversery for a couple of weeks now and the freakin' hell?!?!)

That makes less sense than the time I dreamed I was solving mysteries with the Dinobots! (And slightly less awesome.)



Nngh...winterwrapupwinterwrapup...aarg...new you see...helpful as be ponies...raaarg! Nothing makes sense anymore! Not that it did so start with, but even so! Raaaaargh!

*twitchy catatonic*

*skullaspolde*

Yes, I helped break the brain of an immortal space lich!


OH GODS I CAN'T UNWATCH IT! -(Curls into a ball and shakes violently)-


And as I promised last time: A picie!

Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif

Solution: Pippoletta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackeralmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

It's a very good picture, Inkwell, but I'm still cross at you about staying up so late. You know better than that. :smallannoyed:


... I go to sleep that the thread goes BONKERS.

Am I somehow... the SANE one?

...Sane?

Maybe, and I mean maybe, in comparison to the rest of us. :smalltongue:


No such thing as gluten sensitive ponies.

Well... they don't make it to marrying age anyway

Hey, now. I'm sure that they have alternate sources of nutrition. Like, uh...well, there's been a lot of pictures recently with Trixie eating Pinecones...

SiuiS
2011-07-25, 07:27 PM
It's too bad they already have the elements of harmony necklaces, because that'd be a PERFECT...

HEY.

I GOT IT.

You get your sweetie a necklace with your cutie mark on it, and they reciprocate!

That'd be ADORABLE.

The cakes wear outfits that would cover that up! Plus, you don't want it hanging loose when you're using stuff like mixers!

SOLD!


Does that make Twilight a polygamist?

I was going to argue the term based on Twilight not being a guy. Then I actually put a half-second of thought into the term.
So... Yeah. Maybe? I'll still roll with the whole "why hasn't my faithful student consolidated her harem yet?" thing, if only for the laughter and such.


No just cards. The Racial, Charisma, and Skill card have all their scores written on them.

Ah. Throws me off a bit, because then you'd have blank cards which function like character sheets if you ever want to use an OC... I could totally see this working with justrhe ponies in the show though so never mind. Haha.


Level, Cutie mark, and Quirk card bonuses are permanent as long as you have the card. Bit and Item card don't do anything until to trade them to the ST.

Level cards can be given to the Storyteller for Cutie mark cards.
Bit cards can be given to the Storyteller for Item cards.
Item cards can be given to the Storyteller for whatever bonus is written on them.

So someone playing Scootaloo would have:
(Note: Colts and Fillies Racial, Charisma, and Skill card limits are halved)

Racial
Pegasus- Pony type
Fly Speed 2
Wings 0
Cloudwalk 1

Charisma
Appearance 1
Speech 1
Song -2
Dance 2
Wealth 1
Reputation 2

Skill
Athletics 2
Craft 0
Hooves 1
Intelligence 1
Random 0
Will 1

Item
Scooter: +2 To Fly Speed

Item
Helmet: +2 To Athletics

Level
Will +1

Quirk
Perk- Faithful Student: Rainbow Dash
+2 for all scores when in the presence of Rainbow Dash

Quirk
Perk- Obsession: Rainbow Dash
Reroll all 6s when near near Rainbow Dash.

Bit
1 bit

Bit
1 bit



No such thing as gluten sensitive ponies.

Well... they don't make it to marrying age anyway

Hm. Sounds like a hoot. What level of card production are you looking at, in terms of batch size? Cards can get expensive, sadly. I never did get my custom poker deck into a reasonable batch range for a decent price.

-

Not quoting Brazen Shield because she wanted me to quote her.
What now? Oh ho ho! The ball is in your court, now.

Kindablue
2011-07-25, 07:34 PM
No such thing as gluten sensitive ponies.

Well... they don't make it to marrying age anyway

I was wondering how Krastos got his supplies.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 07:49 PM
You get your sweetie a necklace with your cutie mark on it, and they reciprocate!

That'd be ADORABLE.

The cakes wear outfits that would cover that up! Plus, you don't want it hanging loose when you're using stuff like mixers!

The only sad part is that Lyra and Bon Bon don't seem to have matching necklaces... (I know, I'm on a kick with them lately)

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 07:51 PM
The only sad part is that Lyra and Bon Bon don't seem to have matching necklaces... (I know, I'm on a kick with them lately)

Maybe they aren't married. Or, you only wear them on special occasions.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 07:55 PM
Maybe they aren't married. Or, you only wear them on special occasions.

I think I'll vote special occasions. It would be a cute detail to throw into a dance scene or something similar.

PhoeKun
2011-07-25, 08:04 PM
@ SiuiS: Oh sure. The emotion has to be there. But I'm the kind who likes to give the people in my lives things to make them happy. I think that whatever the token of affection is, it'd be something durable and relevant to their interests. For Applejack, a tree (maybe not even an apple tree. After all, if she commented that she'd love to have lemons without paying those darn lemon folk, a lemon tree would be a good one. Or something else to give her a bit of variety, even if it's just a rare variety of apple). For Pinkie Pie... heck if I know.

It's too bad they already have the elements of harmony necklaces, because that'd be a PERFECT...

HEY.

I GOT IT.

You get your sweetie a necklace with your cutie mark on it, and they reciprocate!

That'd be ADORABLE.

The cakes wear outfits that would cover that up! Plus, you don't want it hanging loose when you're using stuff like mixers!

My name is Phoe, and I approve this idea.

I know, I know, by now we've probably all moved on to hoof warmers or something. I meant to post this a while ago, but I got distracted by work. :smallredface:


Maybe they aren't married. Or, you only wear them on special occasions.

I don't want to live in a world where they aren't married. Or at least engaged.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 08:09 PM
I don't want to live in a world where they aren't married. Or at least engaged.

I know! And after all, we have to think of little Tootsie, too; surely she'd want them to be together.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 08:09 PM
My name is Phoe, and I approve this idea.

I know, I know, by now we've probably all moved on to hoof warmers or something. I meant to post this a while ago, but I got distracted by work. :smallredface:



I don't want to live in a world where they aren't married. Or at least engaged.

But Lyra is already married. To the sea.

Also to stalking.

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 08:10 PM
I saved your response, SiuiS, for a second post, because yours is always much more intricate and longer. :smalltongue:


Ugh. You're mean. Teasing us with pictures, then not delivering.
mean!

He was up at four AM, I think you can cut him some slack. :smalltongue:


so, what good advertising are you talking about? Because the closest I came to giving a fig was feelin bad for ya when you were upset. But I barely have time for fanfic anymore.

It's actually pretty clever, and if you read my joking 'guide to 4.9' a thread back, it really covers a lot of what they've done. Mostly it's a combination of using the 'Luna bump' without actually using Luna, an amazing movie poster that has some tantalizing images, where most other fics just have archival pictures to rely on, multiple other pictures ready to go to supplement, ones that were actually released before the fic; I'd seen them before the story itself (I'd still hate to see how much they paid for those commissions), and splitting a probably mostly done fic into multiple parts that they released in rapid succession, insuring that their fic rarely leaves the front page for very long.

For a fanfic directed towards a fanbase that has a limited number of venues for expression? That's a pretty clever marketing, and I salute them for that.


Aww, you care about us~
we've got you now, sucker >:D

Yeah, I care about you guys. Still not sure how that happened. :smalltongue:


Aw man, I thought this would he Har-- wait, pippi longstocking is a literary figure?
That would explain why my mother and grandmother both knew her.

Well, there's obviously a lot about the ol' gal I don't know. I should go net trawling.

First Pippi stories were released in the 1940s, so it's not, like, super old but it's old enough for your mother and grandmother to know of them, yeah.


Aye, players like that can really stick in the craw. I should know, I've been a player like that most of me life. It's just recently I've bothered with other peoples 'feelings' and such.

I...don't get to RP in real life nearly as much as I'd like to. By that, I mean, not at all.


Dinky looked alright until you pointed it out, but when I first saw the picture I thought Midnight was doing a PATENTED PINKIE PIE JUMP-GASP(tm).

GASP OMG FREND I CAN HAS?!
[color="black"]... what?
Sorry, I'm just so surprised. I can't brain today. I has the DERP.
HEY!

So what's your deal?
I'm the reincarnation of Nightmare Moon, reborn using Twilight Sparkles blood. You?
My mom is a pegasus, even though I'm a unicorn, and I don't know who my dad is. What about you?"
I have three Mommas, including Princess Luna.
...
...
...Wanna form a 'Weird Parentage Brigade?


Now I'm starting to feel bad for Nyx, caught up between authors and a vicious, faceless fan base at war.

She's like one of those poor 4 year olds strutting all sexy-like on stage at the baby pageant, because daddy told her to.

*laughs* I wouldn't call it a war, it's not like I'm out in the trenches firing a machine gun or anything. (Besides, at this particular moment? I'd lose, popularity-wise. And really, I'm over it. :smalltongue:)


Maybe they aren't married. Or, you only wear them on special occasions.

I have to say, I absolutely love the cutie-mark necklace idea, and I might actually steal that from you and file it away for later usage.

Djinni Stuff

*Midnight rolls her eyes as SiuiS postures like that.
"How many times do I have to say that I made sure that I'm immune to the-*BAMF*!"

Midnight gasps, as she's transformed into a djinni herself!

"THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE WORKED! And..wow...it's comfortable..."

Then all chaos reigns, as ponies start to try to grab each others lamps, keep lamps away from each other, and the like. Midnight, still looking stunned at the whole thing, doesn't react...well, until the airship above steals *everyones* lamps. Her eye twitches slightly.

"Alright, who wants a ride up with me?

SiuiS
2011-07-25, 08:13 PM
So hey, DBC. you wanna see how much damage we can do to a thread?

Are you free on the 3rd of august? I am, thus far. We can bunker down, and pick an 18 hour stretch wherein we see exactly how fast wecan make a pony thread go, while still keeping it about the ponies.

Of course, I expect at least one more new thread before then...

What say you? Hit warp ten, see what happens?

-

@ airship Djinni stuff;
I'm to mentally blurgh to really think of anything.

@ engagement stuff; I like the feather exchange for pegasi. It's sweet.

@ Welf's image dump; when I first saw that, I thought that it was actually fan-art for DeadmanSleeping's An Old Mare's Tale, and it was the griffon who showed Luna the element of loyalty.
I'm still not entirely dissavowed of this notion.

@ Djinni Phoe; as the only tried-and-true dyed in the wool Pegasus here, how does that translate to Djinnification? Unicorns are fine, earth ponies gain a horn, do pegasi swap out their wings?

Or did mE screw up and you've become some new, unknown thing beyond the normal limits and means of the spell? I mean, I'll be honest. I know what I think happened. (http://www.google.com/m/url?client=safari&ei=_xIuTsjJM6qEqAO6n4j4Aw&hl=en&oe=UTF-8&q=http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Chain_Devil&ved=0CCIQFjAC&usg=AFQjCNE-CrLs5lna3lMzxYNntmqdEWAaVw)

RdMarquis
2011-07-25, 08:17 PM
[color="darkblue"]So hey, DBC. you wanna see how much damage we can do to a thread?

Are you free on the 3rd of august? I am, thus far. We can bunker down, and pick an 18 hour stretch wherein we see exactly how fast wecan make a pony thread go, while still keeping it about the ponies.

Of course, I expect at least one more new thread before then...

What say you? Hit warp ten, see what happens?

...Can I get in on this? I've totally wanted to try something like marathon thread posting.

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 08:20 PM
So hey, DBC. you wanna see how much damage we can do to a thread?

Are you free on the 3rd of august? I am, thus far. We can bunker down, and pick an 18 hour stretch wherein we see exactly how fast wecan make a pony thread go, while still keeping it about the ponies.

Of course, I expect at least one more new thread before then...

What say you? Hit warp ten, see what happens?

-

@ airship Djinni stuff;
I'm to mentally blurgh to really think of anything.


You honestly want to see if we can manage to fill an entire pony thread in one day? That's a pretty damn tall order right there. :smalltongue:

As for the djinni stuff, don't worry about it, it's hardly serious or needs immediate continuation, and I was blurg for daaayss on my end.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 08:24 PM
So hey, DBC. you wanna see how much damage we can do to a thread?

Are you free on the 3rd of august? I am, thus far. We can bunker down, and pick an 18 hour stretch wherein we see exactly how fast wecan make a pony thread go, while still keeping it about the ponies.

Of course, I expect at least one more new thread before then...

What say you? Hit warp ten, see what happens?

-

@ airship Djinni stuff;
I'm to mentally blurgh to really think of anything.

@ engagement stuff; I like the feather exchange for pegasi. It's sweet.

@ Welf's image dump; when I first saw that, I thought that it was actually fan-art for DeadmanSleeping's An Old Mare's Tale, and it was the griffon who showed Luna the element of loyalty.
I'm still not entirely dissavowed of this notion.

@ Djinni Phoe; as the only tried-and-true dyed in the wool Pegasus here, how does that translate to Djinnification? Unicorns are fine, earth ponies gain a horn, do pegasi swap out their wings?

Or did mE screw up and you've become some new, unknown thing beyond the normal limits and means of the spell? I mean, I'll be honest. I know what I think happened. (http://www.google.com/m/url?client=safari&ei=_xIuTsjJM6qEqAO6n4j4Aw&hl=en&oe=UTF-8&q=http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/SRD:Chain_Devil&ved=0CCIQFjAC&usg=AFQjCNE-CrLs5lna3lMzxYNntmqdEWAaVw)

No clue. It'd be a fun project, though.

erikun
2011-07-25, 08:28 PM
Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif
What's that? I pirate hat? No wait, she looks more familiar. That's...


Solution:
Aha, I knew it!
Good application of socks, I must say.


Nyx vs Midnight, Round 1 FIGHT!
There is only one possible ending to this and I'll need to draw it and it is awesome.
...Nyx gets added to Midnight's harem? I guess there is technically no genetic connections between the two of them.


I find it sad. Soarin's a blank flank, therefore the Wonderbolts are not his special talent. He has never found his talent, but was able to get into the Wonderbolts and spends each day wondering where he's meant to be.
Clearly, his special talent was waiting for Applejack then.
That, or eating pie.


Wait, is he a Blankflank in Canon? Or do we just not know, cause we've never seen it before?
We haven't seen any of the Wonderbolts' cutie marks, as they're all in uniforms all the time. I think even Spitfire's is fan speculation (perhaps based on an older pony as well).


... aw, no love for Big Mac working on the Pie farm as a teen and liking the grim, humorless, quiet environment?
Are you advocating MacinPie shipping? Somehow I thought you weren't a shipper.

A bit more seriously, I could see him getting along with the Pies, but don't quite see how/why he would end up there.


So what's your deal?
I'm the reincarnation of Nightmare Moon, reborn using Twilight Sparkles blood. You?
My mom is a pegasus, even though I'm a unicorn, and I don't know who my dad is. What about you?"
I have three Mommas, including Princess Luna.
...
...
...Wanna form a 'Weird Parentage Brigade?
I always took Dinky Doo to be adopted. I'm boring, I know.

Jahkaivah
2011-07-25, 08:29 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/saxcsa/38453-creepytwilight_sparkle.png

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 08:30 PM
What's that? I pirate hat? No wait, she looks more familiar. That's...


Aha, I knew it!
Good application of socks, I must say.


...Nyx gets added to Midnight's harem? I guess there is technically no genetic connections between the two of them.


Clearly, his special talent was waiting for Applejack then.
That, or eating pie.


We haven't seen any of the Wonderbolts' cutie marks, as they're all in uniforms all the time. I think even Spitfire's is fan speculation (perhaps based on an older pony as well).


Are you advocating MacinPie shipping? Somehow I thought you weren't a shipper.

A bit more seriously, I could see him getting along with the Pies, but don't quite see how/why he would end up there.


I always took Dinky Doo to be adopted. I'm boring, I know.

It's one of those scenes without a story that occurs to me sometimes.

Also, yeah, I didn't use to ship. It's addicting once you start, though.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 08:34 PM
It's one of those scenes without a story that occurs to me sometimes.

Also, yeah, I didn't use to ship. It's addicting once you start, though.

I know that feel. For both of these things.

EDIT: Heck, most of my stories are written in an attempt to put scenes like that in context in my brain...

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 08:36 PM
Maybe by some twist of fate, SOCKS are the symbol of serious relationships. Your immediate family would gift you with SOCKS for an extraordinary event. Ponies bend on knee and present their wishful fiance to be with SOCKS.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 08:38 PM
Maybe by some twist of fate, SOCKS are the symbol of serious relationships. Your immediate family would gift you with SOCKS for an extraordinary event. Ponies bend on knee and present their wishful fiance to be with SOCKS.

I thought about it; it doesn't have to be a necklace. Just any lasting, wearable item.

Though socks wear out.

Admiral Squish
2011-07-25, 08:40 PM
Man, I can't even keep up with the pony threads any more...
First of all, who's Midnight?

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 08:42 PM
I thought about it; it doesn't have to be a necklace. Just any lasting, wearable item.

Though socks wear out.

Which is why they aren't worn except for SUPER ULTRA SPECIAL occasions.

erikun
2011-07-25, 08:44 PM
Man, I can't even keep up with the pony threads any more...
First of all, who's Midnight?
Midnight is a fancharacter made by EsperDerek; she's the pony in his avatar. She appears in the stories Out in the Cold (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-out-in-cold.html) and Moonlight Over Midnight (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-moonlight-over-midnight.html). (Possibly more, but I haven't read them myself.)

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 08:45 PM
I thought about it; it doesn't have to be a necklace. Just any lasting, wearable item.

Though socks wear out.

Ooh! How about horse shoes, then?


Man, I can't even keep up with the pony threads any more...
First of all, who's Midnight?

According to Wikipedia: "Midnight is, in most systems, the transition time period from one day to the next: the moment when the date changes."

I'm sorry.

mikeejimbo
2011-07-25, 08:46 PM
Wait, just so we're clear, and I've been assuming this the whole time...

Socks on ponies carries a risqué connotation, right?

Kairaven
2011-07-25, 08:47 PM
Been out all weekend, sunburnt...
Also work location/schedule change, so longer commute and even less downtime.

So keep on Party on pony threads, I'll see you on free weekends.

@SiuiS and AlterForm: (from last thread) thanks for the compliment but I am not better and faster. Every artists uses different technique that require different amount of time and excel in different qualities.

Pony jewelry: frankly there are a lot of things besides rings and necklaces, bracelets, tiara or crowns, hair clip, hair rings (for mane or tail), earrings, horseshoes(already mentioned), goggles or gasses/monocle. And if they wear any clothing you can include lapel pins and cuff links

erikun
2011-07-25, 08:50 PM
Wait, just so we're clear, and I've been assuming this the whole time...

Socks on ponies carries a risqué connotation, right?
They carry whatever connotations you wish to attribute to them. I, personally, find them cute, and end up laughing my flank off whenever I see they try to be used otherwise. It just looks so silly.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 08:53 PM
Been out all weekend, sunburnt...
Also work location/schedule change, so longer commute and even less downtime.

So keep on Party on pony threads, I'll see you on free weekends.

@SiuiS and AlterForm: (from last thread) thanks for the compliment but I am not better and faster. Every artists uses different technique that require different amount of time and excel in different qualities.

Pony jewelry: frankly there are a lot of things besides rings and necklaces, bracelets, tiara or crowns, hair clip, hair rings (for mane or tail), earrings, horseshoes(already mentioned), goggles or gasses/monocle. And if they wear any clothing you can include lapel pins and cuff links

I'd considered hair clips. Yup, anything really. Preferably metal. Metal lasts better.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 08:54 PM
They carry whatever connotations you wish to attribute to them. I, personally, find them cute, and end up laughing my flank off whenever I see they try to be used otherwise. It just looks so silly.

I have to agree. I'm not sure I find the alternative silly exactly, but I am much more likely to think that socked ponies are adorable, than anything else.

mikeejimbo
2011-07-25, 08:57 PM
Er, right, yes! That is what I meant. Not sexualizing ponies over here, nope, no-siree....

Dexam
2011-07-25, 09:02 PM
Ahhh, that new pony-thread smell... like freshly mown alfalfa on a summer day.


I thought about it; it doesn't have to be a necklace. Just any lasting, wearable item.

I'm all for the idea of wedding horse-shoes instead of wedding rings.

*ponders*

Which means that Linky's special talent/cutie mark is helping ponies find their life partner and/or getting them married:

http://images.wikia.com/mlp/images/8/88/Linky_Thumb_2.JPG

Rarity clearly needs to go to this pony for relationship and dating advice!*

*= adds this as #12 on "The List of Pony Fan Fic Ideas That I'll Probably Never Get Around to Writing".

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 09:03 PM
Which means that Linky's special talent/cutie mark is helping ponies find their life partner and/or getting them married:

http://images.wikia.com/mlp/images/8/88/Linky_Thumb_2.JPG

Rarity clearly needs to go to this pony for relationship and dating advice!*

*= adds this as #12 on "The List of Pony Fan Fic Ideas That I'll Probably Never Get Around to Writing".

Matchmaker! Matchmaker! Make me a match...

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 09:03 PM
@ SiuiS: Oh sure. The emotion has to be there. But I'm the kind who likes to give the people in my lives things to make them happy. I think that whatever the token of affection is, it'd be something durable and relevant to their interests. For Applejack, a tree (maybe not even an apple tree. After all, if she commented that she'd love to have lemons without paying those darn lemon folk, a lemon tree would be a good one. Or something else to give her a bit of variety, even if it's just a rare variety of apple). For Pinkie Pie... heck if I know.

It's too bad they already have the elements of harmony necklaces, because that'd be a PERFECT...

HEY.

I GOT IT.

You get your sweetie a necklace with your cutie mark on it, and they reciprocate!

That'd be ADORABLE.

The cakes wear outfits that would cover that up! Plus, you don't want it hanging loose when you're using stuff like mixers!

I am totally doing this with my girlfriend. That is an amazing idea.


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/saxcsa/38453-creepytwilight_sparkle.png

OH CELESTIA. SHE STARES INTO MY SOUL.


Been out all weekend, sunburnt...
Also work location/schedule change, so longer commute and even less downtime.

So keep on Party on pony threads, I'll see you on free weekends.

@SiuiS and AlterForm: (from last thread) thanks for the compliment but I am not better and faster. Every artists uses different technique that require different amount of time and excel in different qualities.

Pony jewelry: frankly there are a lot of things besides rings and necklaces, bracelets, tiara or crowns, hair clip, hair rings (for mane or tail), earrings, horseshoes(already mentioned), goggles or gasses/monocle. And if they wear any clothing you can include lapel pins and cuff links

Noo, don't leave! D:
Do what I do. Check Ponythread with your morning coffee at work. :3


Er, right, yes! That is what I meant. Not sexualizing ponies over here, nope, no-siree....

Surrrrrre. We believe you. Uh-huh. :smalltongue:

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 09:04 PM
I'm not as fond of horse shoes. For one thing, through use, they'd get damaged over time. Also, if it's a special occasions thing, nobody would ever really get to SEE them. And someone else here pointed out a while back that horses don't need horse shoes constantly.

PhoeKun
2011-07-25, 09:04 PM
@ engagement stuff; I like the feather exchange for pegasi. It's sweet.


@ Djinni Phoe; as the only tried-and-true dyed in the wool Pegasus here, how does that translate to Djinnification? Unicorns are fine, earth ponies gain a horn, do pegasi swap out their wings?


Actually, I rather like the feather exchange idea, as well. Now I'm torn. I mean, obviously that's a pegasus-specific thing, but I'm slightly uncomfortable thinking about it in terms of racially separated ceremonies. Because, what would happen if a pegasus fell in love with a unicorn? Maybe feathers or the equivalent are special things above and beyond a more centralized gift? "I love you so much. Please accept this piece of me, to go along with my heart."


I... wow. That's much more powerful imagery than I originally gave it credit for.

As for Djinni Pegasi... uh, I dunno. For Djinni Phoe/Shimmer specifically, I'm very attached to the idea of the whole thing coming without any special modifications or additional powers. All of the drawbacks with none of the perks, except for a pretty outfit that does a great job of breathing. I dunno. It sounds silly to me. I like silly things.


Midnight is a fancharacter made by EsperDerek; she's the pony in his avatar. She appears in the stories Out in the Cold (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-out-in-cold.html) and Moonlight Over Midnight (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-moonlight-over-midnight.html). (Possibly more, but I haven't read them myself.)

...I have a sad now.

erikun
2011-07-25, 09:05 PM
Er, right, yes! That is what I meant. Not sexualizing ponies over here, nope, no-siree....
Oh, just go read the fanfic (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-lunas-socks.html) if it facinates you so much.


Which means that Linky's special talent/cutie mark is helping ponies find their life partner and/or getting them married:
If there is one thing I love about you guys, it's the crazy off-the-wall theories you come up with like this that nonetheless make perfect sense. Retain the ponysanity, friends.


...I have a sad now.
I'm sorry. I guess Midnight is in your fic, as well? :smallfrown: (Shades of Midnight, the first post tells me.)

SiuiS
2011-07-25, 09:06 PM
My name is Phoe, and I approve this idea.

"Wrex."
"Phoe."


I know, I know, by now we've probably all moved on to hoof warmers or something. I meant to post this a while ago, but I got distracted by work. :smallredface:

Hm... Hoof warmers. Nah, I'll stick with what we've got. Maybe later discussions, though.


I don't want to live in a world where they aren't married. Or at least engaged.

I don't know that marriage is such a big thing for ponies. Rarity wanted to be married, sure, but she also wanted into the Royal line, which requires such things.

I suspect that the majority of ponydom operates under assumption of common-law. So they are married, because as soon as Mayor Mare (oh I get it! It's a powerpuff girls reference!) gets uppity about paperwork...

"of course they're married! Lookit 'Em!"
"but they aren't on record a--"
"Psh. Maybe I was misfiled. You gonna say I ain't married, if ya can't find my papers?"
"me and Pony Joe been married for years!"
"n-no, that's not--"
"so they's married! See, not so hard."
"..."


The only sad part is that Lyra and Bon Bon don't seem to have matching necklaces... (I know, I'm on a kick with them lately)

Fist of The Brothers Hoof! *hood bump*


But Lyra is already married. To the sea.


Yes, YES, I love it! That's why she's a dockworker! She can't sail or rig a ship very well, but at night, the sea winds are calling ...


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/saxcsa/38453-creepytwilight_sparkle.png

Wow, thts kind of terrifying. Thanks, mate.


Man, I can't even keep up with the pony threads any more...
First of all, who's Midnight?

Hahaha, ouch! That's a good shot there, whether intentional or not.
Your rebuttal, mE?

mikeejimbo
2011-07-25, 09:06 PM
Which means that Linky's special talent/cutie mark is helping ponies find their life partner and/or getting them married:

Or perhaps it's getting married? Marry a rich stallion and ride the gravy train?


Surrrrrre. We believe you. Uh-huh. :smalltongue:

Just as long as I never see Rarity in glasses and socks at the same time, I won't have to test the bounds of that.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 09:07 PM
Actually, I rather like the feather exchange idea, as well. Now I'm torn. I mean, obviously that's a pegasus-specific thing, but I'm slightly uncomfortable thinking about it in terms of racially separated ceremonies. Because, what would happen if a pegasus fell in love with a unicorn? Maybe feathers or the equivalent are special things above and beyond a more centralized gift? "I love you so much. Please accept this piece of me, to go along with my heart."


I... wow. That's much more powerful imagery than I originally gave it credit for.

As for Djinni Pegasi... uh, I dunno. For Djinni Phoe/Shimmer specifically, I'm very attached to the idea of the whole thing coming without any special modifications or additional powers. All of the drawbacks with none of the perks, except for a pretty outfit that does a great job of breathing. I dunno. It sounds silly to me. I like silly things.



...I have a sad now.

I'm sure he didn't mean it. RIGHT, ERIKUN?

erikun
2011-07-25, 09:10 PM
I'm sure he didn't mean it. RIGHT, ERIKUN?
Please forgive me, O' Great and Wonderous Princess Phoe!

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 09:11 PM
I'm sorry. I guess Midnight is in your fic, as well? :smallfrown: (Shades of Midnight, the first post tells me.)

Yeah, Phoe wrote Shades of Midnight all about, well, Midnight, and much of Midnight's characterization in Moonlight comes from Phoe's fic.

http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-shades-of-midnight.html

Much like in story, Midnight has multiple parents when it comes to real-life creators. :smallsmile:

erikun
2011-07-25, 09:13 PM
I'm just going to shut up and go to bed now, if you don't mind.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 09:15 PM
I'm just going to shut up and go to bed now, if you don't mind.

Love and tolerate, Erikun. This is a place where we love and tolerate.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 09:16 PM
Fist of The Brothers Hoof! *hood bump*



*shifts to pony form*

*returns hoof bump*



Yes, YES, I love it! That's why she's a dockworker! She can't sail or rig a ship very well, but at night, the sea winds are calling ...


The sea is a cruel mistress, but Lyra has a steadfast heart...


Also, I'm liking a pegasus feather more and more as a sort of "blood siblings" symbol. Dunno how it works for other races, but Phoe's right, it's a very powerful image.

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 09:17 PM
I'm just going to shut up and go to bed now, if you don't mind.

*pats* Sorry, no, it's cool, I was just filling in the proper information. I'm sorry. :smallfrown:

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 09:17 PM
So hey, DBC. you wanna see how much damage we can do to a thread?

Are you free on the 3rd of august? I am, thus far. We can bunker down, and pick an 18 hour stretch wherein we see exactly how fast wecan make a pony thread go, while still keeping it about the ponies.

Of course, I expect at least one more new thread before then...

What say you? Hit warp ten, see what happens?



...Can I get in on this? I've totally wanted to try something like marathon thread posting.


You honestly want to see if we can manage to fill an entire pony thread in one day? That's a pretty damn tall order right there. :smalltongue:



No clue. It'd be a fun project, though.

*suggested this a thread or three ago* Muwhahaha. :smallbiggrin:

Also, I'll ask again, are all the Djinni's and Midnight on the ship, or are Midnight and some of the Djinni's still in Celestia's castle?

erikun
2011-07-25, 09:17 PM
Love and tolerate, Erikun. This is a place where we love and tolerate.
Yes, well, when it feels like you're stepping on people's toes and just making them feel bad, I wonder how much longer I should force people to continue tolerating.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 09:23 PM
Yes, well, when it feels like you're stepping on people's toes and just making them feel bad, I wonder how much longer I should force people to continue tolerating.

For my part, I was just doing humorous exaggeration there. I'm sure you're already forgiven.

Admiral Squish
2011-07-25, 09:29 PM
Okay, so, now I know who midnight is. What's all this about airships, djinns, and such?

PhoeKun
2011-07-25, 09:29 PM
Yes, well, when it feels like you're stepping on people's toes and just making them feel bad, I wonder how much longer I should force people to continue tolerating.

Please don't worry about it. It wasn't that any hooves were stepped on, or that you said or didn't say something that you shouldn't, it was just a general realization/revelation that (again) the things that I write tend to vanish into the night. There's no permanence. Even my fans (and it's so stupid and selfish to complain about these things in light of the fact that I have fans) often forget that I've ever written anything. Anything at all.

So it's nothing that you did, so don't feel bad. I shouldn't have spoken up. I'm sorry.

Metahuman1
2011-07-25, 09:33 PM
Mildly random question:

Is Equestria the world MLP is set in, or is it the country where the Pony's are the native race? If the former, does that mean Celestia and Luna rule the world? If so, who's helping them, because there's just know way one or two of them can see to everything at once all the time. If it was the latter, how big is Equestria, because unless it's really small, they still need help. Do they have a Pony Nobility? Or Elected Officials? (I know the Mayor in Ponyville is evidence too the latter.)

erikun
2011-07-25, 09:41 PM
Please don't worry about it. It wasn't that any hooves were stepped on, or that you said or didn't say something that you shouldn't, it was just a general realization/revelation that (again) the things that I write tend to vanish into the night. There's no permanence. Even my fans (and it's so stupid and selfish to complain about these things in light of the fact that I have fans) often forget that I've ever written anything. Anything at all.

So it's nothing that you did, so don't feel bad. I shouldn't have spoken up. I'm sorry.
I had honestly hoped that someone would step up and give a clearer account about Midnight's history and appearances. I'm probably the last person to be providing information about the character, given that I'm probably the only one here who hasn't read them all. (Please don't take this as a strike against you, Esper. :smallfrown:) I am quite aware that my information was incomplete, but when someone asks a question I'd rather take the time to answer it to the best of my ability and trust that others will correct me on my gaps of knowledge. Otherwise, I might forget the question or it might be missed by everyone.

Trust me, I knew that you'd written something related to the original Out in the Cold, I just wasn't sure what it was about or how it related.

And don't you start feeling bad. I felt bad because I missed mentioning your fic. You shouldn't feel bad about making me feel bad, because then we'd just get stuck in an unstoppable loop. :smallsigh: It's just that, situations like this, I kind of wish I hadn't volunteered the information in the first place. I'm sure that anybody else would have included your writing with the others.

mikeejimbo
2011-07-25, 09:42 PM
Mildly random question:

Is Equestria the world MLP is set in, or is it the country where the Pony's are the native race? If the former, does that mean Celestia and Luna rule the world? If so, who's helping them, because there's just know way one or two of them can see to everything at once all the time. If it was the latter, how big is Equestria, because unless it's really small, they still need help. Do they have a Pony Nobility? Or Elected Officials? (I know the Mayor in Ponyville is evidence too the latter.)

Well, they seem to imply that the Everfree forest isn't part of Equestria, but I feel like there's some conflicting evidence there. Also, when the dragon was sleeping, the girls were surprised that there was a dragon in Equestria, supporting the idea that it's just a country/kingdom/what-have-you, and then there was another dragon in the Everfree forest and no one seemed terribly surprised by that. So I would go with it being a nation of some sort.

Although I do like to imagine sometimes that Equestria is "All the known world except unexplored places" and that dragons are planeswalkers.

Kindablue
2011-07-25, 09:49 PM
Although I do like to imagine sometimes that Equestria is "All the known world except unexplored places" and that dragons are planeswalkers.
When their cartographers write "here be dragons," they mean it.

Gamerlord
2011-07-25, 09:52 PM
Mildly random question:

Is Equestria the world MLP is set in, or is it the country where the Pony's are the native race? If the former, does that mean Celestia and Luna rule the world? If so, who's helping them, because there's just know way one or two of them can see to everything at once all the time. If it was the latter, how big is Equestria, because unless it's really small, they still need help. Do they have a Pony Nobility? Or Elected Officials? (I know the Mayor in Ponyville is evidence too the latter.)
IT has been a long time since I saw the episode, but didn't Twilight fear in Bird in the Hoof that Fluttershy and/or herself would be banished? Unless standard banishment is the moon (In which case I imagine over a thousand years NMM would have some company sooner or later) I imagine it is a country.
Perhaps all countries are ruled by Alicorns, but for some reason they delegate the task of sun/moon raising to Celestia and Luna?

Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins
2011-07-25, 09:52 PM
Mildly random question:

Is Equestria the world MLP is set in, or is it the country where the Pony's are the native race? If the former, does that mean Celestia and Luna rule the world? If so, who's helping them, because there's just know way one or two of them can see to everything at once all the time. If it was the latter, how big is Equestria, because unless it's really small, they still need help. Do they have a Pony Nobility? Or Elected Officials? (I know the Mayor in Ponyville is evidence too the latter.)

Celestia has used the phrase "What on Earth," which has made people use Equestria as a country rather than a world. We know they've got royals, or at least duchies, what with Prince Blueblood and his being originally intended to be a Duke and all that.

And... and...

Sorry. Not good at implications and stuff. My inferences lead me to country, not too big, probably pretty small, actually (Ponyville seems a bit like an outlying town, what with the Everfree and what-have-you, but it's just a couple hours' walk from Canterlot). It's possible that municiple leaders (like the Mayor) are elected while others (like certain, obvious ones) have other means.

Um. I got nothin'.

... Oh! The expansion into Buffalo-held lands also holds for Country-dom.

Titanium Fox
2011-07-25, 09:53 PM
Well, they seem to imply that the Everfree forest isn't part of Equestria, but I feel like there's some conflicting evidence there. Also, when the dragon was sleeping, the girls were surprised that there was a dragon in Equestria, supporting the idea that it's just a country/kingdom/what-have-you, and then there was another dragon in the Everfree forest and no one seemed terribly surprised by that. So I would go with it being a nation of some sort.

Although I do like to imagine sometimes that Equestria is "All the known world except unexplored places" and that dragons are planeswalkers.

I would personally postulate that the Everfree Forest is a part of Equestria by geography, but not under Equestrian "control" so to speak. It's obviously extremely different from the rest of Equestria (weather patterns, exotic creatures, etc).

However we have precedence that even if the Princesses don't rule over the area, they at least have some influence, as their old castle resides within the forest. So it may be a piece of Equestria that was warped by Nightmare Moon's original influence?

Thanqol
2011-07-25, 09:55 PM
... I go to sleep that the thread goes BONKERS.

Am I somehow... the SANE one?

I've always seen you as this thread's straight man. Which makes your occasional lurches towards true insanity all the more foreboding for the rest of us.


I...don't get to RP in real life nearly as much as I'd like to. By that, I mean, not at all.

I know that feel, bro, even though I'm in the blessed position of having enough tabletops that I can be incredibly picky about them.


I have to say, I absolutely love the cutie-mark necklace idea, and I might actually steal that from you and file it away for later usage.

My theft may likewise occur should I need it.


Djinni Stuff

*Midnight rolls her eyes as SiuiS postures like that.
"How many times do I have to say that I made sure that I'm immune to the-*BAMF*!"

Midnight gasps, as she's transformed into a djinni herself!

"THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE WORKED! And..wow...it's comfortable..."

Then all chaos reigns, as ponies start to try to grab each others lamps, keep lamps away from each other, and the like. Midnight, still looking stunned at the whole thing, doesn't react...well, until the airship above steals *everyones* lamps. Her eye twitches slightly.

"Alright, who wants a ride up with me?

Mask sighs. "How are you surprised? Do you just lack pattern recognition skills? Laws of magic, laws of space, laws of sanity don't matter here. The only, the only constant to this place, constant is an endless progression towards scantily clad pony girls."

"And by that I mean, yes. Yes, I would like a ride."


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/saxcsa/38453-creepytwilight_sparkle.png

Every so often you just... put everything in perspective. It's amazing.


Actually, I rather like the feather exchange idea, as well. Now I'm torn. I mean, obviously that's a pegasus-specific thing, but I'm slightly uncomfortable thinking about it in terms of racially separated ceremonies. Because, what would happen if a pegasus fell in love with a unicorn? Maybe feathers or the equivalent are special things above and beyond a more centralized gift? "I love you so much. Please accept this piece of me, to go along with my heart."


I... wow. That's much more powerful imagery than I originally gave it credit for.

It is. A beautiful idea.


As for Djinni Pegasi... uh, I dunno. For Djinni Phoe/Shimmer specifically, I'm very attached to the idea of the whole thing coming without any special modifications or additional powers. All of the drawbacks with none of the perks, except for a pretty outfit that does a great job of breathing. I dunno. It sounds silly to me. I like silly things.

Mask has never, and will never have any powers beyond the powers that others think she has.


Please don't worry about it. It wasn't that any hooves were stepped on, or that you said or didn't say something that you shouldn't, it was just a general realization/revelation that (again) the things that I write tend to vanish into the night. There's no permanence. Even my fans (and it's so stupid and selfish to complain about these things in light of the fact that I have fans) often forget that I've ever written anything. Anything at all.

So it's nothing that you did, so don't feel bad. I shouldn't have spoken up. I'm sorry.

Such is the curse of the Pony Fandom:
It shines so brightly one cannot pick out the brightest lights, nor which lights are yours.

WJMill
2011-07-25, 09:55 PM
Now for a fun game that everypony loves... NAME THAT LITERARY FIGURE!

http://i.imgur.com/8m9Hg.gif

Solution: Pippoletta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackeralmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking

Aw.. I was going to answer that but I don't get the white text yet. :((

Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking, quite obviously.

I feel lame now. ;p



And now for something completely different: My boyfriend (Hunter Killer) who frequents the 3.5e D&D section at GitP, asked me one night why there were so many pony avatars. I simply told him that brony-dom is spreading at an alarmingly awesome rate.

EsperDerek
2011-07-25, 09:57 PM
Please don't worry about it. It wasn't that any hooves were stepped on, or that you said or didn't say something that you shouldn't, it was just a general realization/revelation that (again) the things that I write tend to vanish into the night. There's no permanence. Even my fans (and it's so stupid and selfish to complain about these things in light of the fact that I have fans) often forget that I've ever written anything. Anything at all.

So it's nothing that you did, so don't feel bad. I shouldn't have spoken up. I'm sorry.


I had honestly hoped that someone would step up and give a clearer account about Midnight's history and appearances. I'm probably the last person to be providing information about the character, given that I'm probably the only one here who hasn't read them all. (Please don't take this as a strike against you, Esper. :smallfrown:) I am quite aware that my information was incomplete, but when someone asks a question I'd rather take the time to answer it to the best of my ability and trust that others will correct me on my gaps of knowledge. Otherwise, I might forget the question or it might be missed by everyone.

Trust me, I knew that you'd written something related to the original Out in the Cold, I just wasn't sure what it was about or how it related.

And don't you start feeling bad. I felt bad because I missed mentioning your fic. You shouldn't feel bad about making me feel bad, because then we'd just get stuck in an unstoppable loop. :smallsigh: It's just that, situations like this, I kind of wish I hadn't volunteered the information in the first place. I'm sure that anybody else would have included your writing with the others.

Oh dear. Well, okay, Phoe, I could never forget your fics, even not taking Shades into account, you're still pretty close to my favorite author and if you take Shades into account, you definitely are. You're awesome, not just as an author but as a person as well, and don't think otherwise. :smallfrown:

And erikun, you tried to answer a question and that's totally fine. I should have been the one to truly answer, instead of give off a flippant 'time of day' answer like I did. And I don't take it as a slight, and I know you're not the only one, I know at least darthbobcat hasn't read any of them, and that's totally cool.

So neither of you feel bad. :smallfrown:

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 09:57 PM
My theory is that Equestria is Europe in size. There's Equestria Proper, the nucleus of which is Canterlot and is ruled directly by Celestia. I, then, divide the rest of the land into some duchies: Hisponia (LAND OF SCIENCE AND SENSUALITY), France, Ponyconia, Ponydanavia, and wherever Appleoosa is.

Beyond that, Celestia doesn't rule directly. There are independent countries outside of it, some of ponies, others of other hoofed mammals (as much as SiuiS likes the idea of a lion country of China, the only creatures we've seen that can talk so far are hoofed mammals, Griffons and Dragons).

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 10:00 PM
*snip*

*waves at Fullbladder*

You should say more things. As it is, I only see you on the SMBGs, but when I do, I remind myself that you are, deep down, a pony fan.


And now for something completely different: My boyfriend (Hunter Killer) who frequents the 3.5e D&D section at GitP, asked me one night why there were so many pony avatars. I simply told him that brony-dom is spreading at an alarmingly awesome rate.

By my calculations, all of Earth will be a protectorate of Equestria sometime around December 2012...huh, that's interesting...

TheAmishPirate
2011-07-25, 10:04 PM
Wow, I have not been keeping up with the thread today. Lurking, yes. Posting, no.

@Engagement Rings: Something personalized, though the necklace idea is pretty great. That, and the pegasus feather idea.

@Equestria: Yeah, I treat Equestria as Celestia/Luna's realm, with other countries surrounding it and more farther away. I blame It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door, but I've always liked the idea before reading that.

@Djinni: You all are crazy. Wonderfully, beautifully, crazy. :smallbiggrin:


And lastly, I've got something cooked up for this week's Writer's Training Ground, starring Phoe's own Shimmer Snowflake! You should read it! And give me thoughts! ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS. MUHAHAHAHA.

Ahem.

Anyway, link here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dUI0gc3GGiLUUBP45GM9Qmg92Df_7RDnD8_fo5d_tV0/edit?hl=en_US), an actual title forthcoming. Phoe, if I've messed up your character in any way, shape, or form, please let me know. I've still got two days left to edit things, I can change it.

RdMarquis
2011-07-25, 10:06 PM
My theory is that Equestria is Europe in size. There's Equestria Proper, the nucleus of which is Canterlot and is ruled directly by Celestia. I, then, divide the rest of the land into some duchies: Hisponia (LAND OF SCIENCE AND SENSUALITY), France, Ponyconia, Ponydanavia, and wherever Appleoosa is.

Beyond that, Celestia doesn't rule directly. There are independent countries outside of it, some of ponies, others of other hoofed mammals (as much as SiuiS likes the idea of a lion country of China, the only creatures we've seen that can talk so far are hoofed mammals, Griffons and Dragons).

What if their version of China was the country of what Steven Magnet is? He looks enough like an Eastern dragon, and they are aquatic, anyway. Plus, old folktales hold that they have an undersea kingdom.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 10:10 PM
And lastly, I've got something cooked up for this week's Writer's Training Ground, starring Phoe's own Shimmer Snowflake! You should read it! And give me thoughts! ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS. MUHAHAHAHA.


Oh. Right. That.

Crud.

I reeeeaaaallly need to write more on my WTG idea; it's getting fleshed out, but going dreadfully slow, and at the moment, I'm more inclined to finish my god game post so I can finally ascend... (I promise I'm going to stop being such a slowpoke, Raz)

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 10:11 PM
What if their version of China was the country of what Steven Magnet is? He looks enough like an Eastern dragon, and they are aquatic, anyway. Plus, old folktales hold that they have an undersea kingdom.

I like the idea of dragons not having a country, per se. It's just a personal thing, though, since it's 100% fanon.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 10:17 PM
I like the idea of dragons not having a country, per se. It's just a personal thing, though, since it's 100% fanon.

No Country for Old Dragons (sorry, silly mood)

Dexam
2011-07-25, 10:19 PM
...
From today's Drawfriend on EqD:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EEHDOtYVzXU/Ti4peBmoVaI/AAAAAAAAJMw/0Nkz8vC_BF8/s1600/38310+-+Discworld+Fanart+crossover+death+pinkie_pie.png

Pinkie Pie filling in for Binky? Oh my Pterry, YES!!!
#DiscworldFanSquee! http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.jpg

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 10:20 PM
So, I just got Team Fortress 2. Does anyone know where I can find and how to install the mod that turns the engineer into Applejack?

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 10:20 PM
If we go with regional analogues, that means that the evil glue maker is Russian.

edit-

So, I just got Team Fortress 2. Does anyone know where I can find and how to install the mod that turns the engineer into Applejack?

try fpsbanana.com (if it's still up, I haven't been there in ages). I should also at this point offer to make your TF2 spray so all can see the ponies.

SiuiS
2011-07-25, 10:27 PM
Wait, just so we're clear, and I've been assuming this the whole time...

Socks on ponies carries a risqué connotation, right?

Well, I was going to make a joke about "only for Druid Droid; I'm so proud of him" but i guess that's been debunked.

Soo... No?


Ahhh, that new pony-thread smell... like freshly mown alfalfa on a summer day.

I'm all for the idea of wedding horse-shoes instead of wedding rings.

*ponders*

Which means that Linky's special talent/cutie mark is helping ponies find their life partner and/or getting them married:

http://images.wikia.com/mlp/images/8/88/Linky_Thumb_2.JPG

Rarity clearly needs to go to this pony for relationship and dating advice!*

*= adds this as #12 on "The List of Pony Fan Fic Ideas That I'll Probably Never Get Around to Writing".

Maybe Linky is the Ponyville jeweler? Or maybe, considering the view of horseshoe = diamod ring, Linky is an assassin for the diamond company to keep their prices artificially high.


I'm not as fond of horse shoes. For one thing, through use, they'd get damaged over time. Also, if it's a special occasions thing, nobody would ever really get to SEE them. And someone else here pointed out a while back that horses don't need horse shoes constantly.

I have never considered the notion that wedding rings are worn so other people can see them, rather than the individuals can feel them.

No, sometimes having tokens you're aware of but no one else is, is where it's at.
Like a super-permanent, non-biological hickey :smallbiggrin:

But yeah, I'm not feelin' it with horse shoes. Let's cleave to the necklace ideal.


Actually, I rather like the feather exchange idea, as well. Now I'm torn. I mean, obviously that's a pegasus-specific thing, but I'm slightly uncomfortable thinking about it in terms of racially separated ceremonies. Because, what would happen if a pegasus fell in love with a unicorn? Maybe feathers or the equivalent are special things above and beyond a more centralized gift? "I love you so much. Please accept this piece of me, to go along with my heart."

Why not? We currently have differing wedding traditions based on religion, location, predilection, and even individual family clans have their own traditions.
It may be very meaningful for a unicorn to go through Pegasus wedding rites, and could say a lot about their level of dedication.

I'm biased though. I'm sick to death of the wedding standard being what girls are supposed to dream of, when it's full of outdated symbolism no one even remembers anymore. White dresses aren't a sign of the purity of the bride; theyre a sign of how much you're willing to spend. Same with location and everything else. And all of those symbols are recent, too.

But I'm a clannish folk myself. I dislike too much homogeny, especially in what should be a personalized ceremony.



I... wow. That's much more powerful imagery than I originally gave it credit for.

Kinda grand, isn't it? I imagine an old blue pegasus with a single pink feather in his left wing. When asked about it, he looks off and tears up a bit, before going into the stoy of how he met he love of his life.


As for Djinni Pegasi... uh, I dunno. For Djinni Phoe/Shimmer specifically, I'm very attached to the idea of the whole thing coming without any special modifications or additional powers. All of the drawbacks with none of the perks, except for a pretty outfit that does a great job of breathing. I dunno. It sounds silly to me. I like silly things.

Djinni Snowflake has a wispy Djinni tail, a bottle, and neat clothes and that is it, huh?
Poor TaleSpinner. He doesn't have any powers then.


...I have a sad now.

Aww, buck up. It sounds like he was just listing what showed up under a search for EsperDerek.

Just look at it as the shot to wow them all with your triumphant return to Rainbows.


I'm just going to shut up and go to bed now, if you don't mind.

Probably been said to death by now, but don't worry yourself none, friend. I'm positive (and yes, only fools are positive) that no harm was done, and if they thought they'd offend you thereby, they probably wouldn't have said anything.
Things'll be fine, and ain't no damage done. We are all still friends, here :smallsmile:


Also, I'm liking a pegasus feather more and more as a sort of "blood siblings" symbol. Dunno how it works for other races, but Phoe's right, it's a very powerful image.

... Oh, ok. See, I read that as "Pegasus father" and was wondering what you meant. But at least one of us caught the mistake.
Darn, now what do I do with this quote?

*walks away, whistling*


There's no permanence. Even my fans (and it's so stupid and selfish to complain about these things in light of the fact that I have fans) often forget that I've ever written anything. Anything at all.

So it's nothing that you did, so don't feel bad. I shouldn't have spoken up. I'm sorry.

Well, let's see. Off the top o' me head, there is Chasing Rainbows, Catching Rainbows, the soon-to-be-done *mumblemumble* Rainbows-- what? Ok, fine, I don't know the title beyond inclusion of the word rainbow- Space Oddpony and... One other that I can't recall that isn't Shades of Midnight. And there is, theoretically, a whole bunch of stuff, never released to the public, that isn't pony.


Okay, so, now I know who midnight is. What's all this about airships, djinns, and such?

Random, pony-inspired madness. We really should tone it down, though. It's become the new bondage; three to five really interested parties, a whole thread of eye-rolls and bemoaning.


Mildly random question:

Is Equestria the world MLP is set in, or is it the country where the Pony's are the native race? If the former, does that mean Celestia and Luna rule the world? If so, who's helping them, because there's just know way one or two of them can see to everything at once all the time. If it was the latter, how big is Equestria, because unless it's really small, they still need help. Do they have a Pony Nobility? Or Elected Officials? (I know the Mayor in Ponyville is evidence too the latter.)

Equestria is a principality, while the planet has been referred to as earth. I generally use the term Equestrian Earth.

You are makin some assumptions that artificially limit things, though.
For one, the sun and moon are directly under control of a single being. The planet could be really small; it wouldn't need to worry about he sun's gravity. Equestrian earth could be a small, nigh-stationary asteroid, kept alive by Celestia's graces. If it's a planet with space at all. It may be a plane with a horizon that falls off to nowhere.

Also, the inhabitants of Equestria don't seem to need all that much ruling. It is a utopia of sorts; bullying and internalizing emotional issues are the biggest drama we've seen. There is very little robbery, killing, fighting. The only war happened to be about as big as a small family feud, and only lasted as long as it did because of outside interference; Little Strongheart and Braeburn looked about able to settle the dispute on their own.

So it's entirely possible, given what we've seen, for Celestia alone to rule a continent-wide nation. Even easier now that Luna is back. Delegation doesn't need to happen because Equestria doesn't need ruling; it needs a papa smurf to problem solve for them, to do the thinking.

Huh, maybe TS is being groomed for the throne...

Rebelhero
2011-07-25, 10:27 PM
Okay, so, now I know who midnight is. What's all this about airships, djinns, and such?

That my friend is what we call "ponysanity"
Sh*t just happens here. You kinda just roll with it. none of it makes any rational sense.

and on that note: Back on the airship;

*ponyard suddenly becomes nervous* Why do i have the feeling i just became the villain here... SiuiS! Im breaking you out of that lamp now! Skyrocket! Help me out!
Sure thing, Kip! SiuiS, do me a favor and throw that lamp over board. *she readies her enormous launcher*

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 10:32 PM
If we go with regional analogues, that means that the evil glue maker is Russian.

edit-


try fpsbanana.com (if it's still up, I haven't been there in ages). I should also at this point offer to make your TF2 spray so all can see the ponies.

Okay, I found the file, but I have no idea how to use it.

mikeejimbo
2011-07-25, 10:32 PM
Well, I was going to make a joke about "only for Druid Droid; I'm so proud of him" but i guess that's been debunked.

Soo... No?

*flutterblush*

Oh bugger, I appear to be terrible. I will just go over here with my copy of Luna's Socks and entertain myself.

*cough*

On Equestria:


I would personally postulate that the Everfree Forest is a part of Equestria by geography, but not under Equestrian "control" so to speak. It's obviously extremely different from the rest of Equestria (weather patterns, exotic creatures, etc).

This seems plausible.


When their cartographers write "here be dragons," they mean it.

:smallbiggrin: Definitely.

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 10:40 PM
Okay, I found the file, but I have no idea how to use it.

It's either got instructions as part of the downloads or you put it into steam/steamapps/yournamehere/teamfortress/tf (and overwrite the files, windows sorts those things out)

But I need to make your spray. IT MUST BE MADE. Or you can use one of these (http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/Ponyspray/)

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 10:40 PM
Mini image dump time.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/206/f/a/best_friends_by_xscaralienx-d41mcoo.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/156/c/9/disaster_derpy_used_big_muffin_by_akrex-d3i3ubx.png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/9/0/thor_pony_by_oracion666-d41m3s0.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/193/9/f/little_filly_applejack_by_penguincoco-d3nluua.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/190/6/3/loki_pony_by_oracion666-d3liyyq.png

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/206/7/8/my_little_derpy_logo_by_felix_kot-d41ldy1.png

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/7/1/ahem____princess_by_filipinoninja95-d41m47x.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/d/2/transformares_rainbow_dash_by_inspectornills-d41m2fv.jpg

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/d/9/apple_pie_by_insomniacawake-d41lmw0.png
Because it bears repeating.


Pardon my ignorance of FPS, but what's a spray?

Also, I'm not finding a folder that actually has team fortress stuff in it.

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 10:44 PM
Mini image dump time.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/206/f/a/best_friends_by_xscaralienx-d41mcoo.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/156/c/9/disaster_derpy_used_big_muffin_by_akrex-d3i3ubx.png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/9/0/thor_pony_by_oracion666-d41m3s0.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/193/9/f/little_filly_applejack_by_penguincoco-d3nluua.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/190/6/3/loki_pony_by_oracion666-d3liyyq.png

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/206/7/8/my_little_derpy_logo_by_felix_kot-d41ldy1.png

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/7/1/ahem____princess_by_filipinoninja95-d41m47x.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/d/2/transformares_rainbow_dash_by_inspectornills-d41m2fv.jpg

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/d/9/apple_pie_by_insomniacawake-d41lmw0.png
Because it bears repeating.


Pardon my ignorance of FPS, but what's a spray?

It's essentially a personal decal that you can put up on the map. They're usually just static images with something silly or the name of a player. Run up to a wall, press 'T' and the spray is there.

I'm not big on modding TF2, these fine folks (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208646) might be better to ask.

Raz_Fox
2011-07-25, 10:45 PM
So, I just got Team Fortress 2. Does anyone know where I can find and how to install the mod that turns the engineer into Applejack?

Beware. Though it may seem innocent at first, heck, even fun, it will destroy your writing time. Time in the evenings that you might have spent staring at a blank screen, cursing the maker that gave you a predilection for writing, will now be spent running around shooting people.

Or, in my case, healing people, when you're not shooting people. It's time to practice... medicine. :smallamused:

...

*sees Phoe coming for him with the garotte*

M-my current goal is 500 words a day! Which is more than I was getting done, angsting over how I wasn't getting anywhere on it! 500 words, even if they are the literary equivalent of Scootaloo's singing! Honest!



Djinni Hijinks:
Talespinner, rather bemused to find herself suddenly on an airship with the lamps she'd been holding, decides to do the reasonable thing when you've just been kidnapped and happen to be holding a blunt object.

CLANG!

That would be the sound of the lamp bouncing off of Ponynard's head.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 10:54 PM
Well, I was going to make a joke about "only for Druid Droid; I'm so proud of him" but i guess that's been debunked.

Soo... No?


*flutterblush*

Oh bugger, I appear to be terrible. I will just go over here with my copy of Luna's Socks and entertain myself.

*cough*


*Smiles oddly*

*Is it a confession? A gentle chuckle at the misunderstanding? We may never know*


Mini image dump time.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/206/f/a/best_friends_by_xscaralienx-d41mcoo.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/156/c/9/disaster_derpy_used_big_muffin_by_akrex-d3i3ubx.png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/9/0/thor_pony_by_oracion666-d41m3s0.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/193/9/f/little_filly_applejack_by_penguincoco-d3nluua.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/190/6/3/loki_pony_by_oracion666-d3liyyq.png

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/206/7/8/my_little_derpy_logo_by_felix_kot-d41ldy1.png

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/7/1/ahem____princess_by_filipinoninja95-d41m47x.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/206/d/2/transformares_rainbow_dash_by_inspectornills-d41m2fv.jpg

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/206/d/9/apple_pie_by_insomniacawake-d41lmw0.png
Because it bears repeating.



What's that for pony-Loki's cutie mark? I rather think that a mistletoe dart would be most appropriate, but that looks spear-y.

Also, watching the 26th and final Let's Watch MLP:FiM, and TheOtakuAscended have mentioned two things that I'm fairly sure come out of the thread: 1.)Sunny Skies All Day Long 2.)The Pinkie-Octavia sister relationship. It makes me happy!

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 10:55 PM
*Smiles oddly*

*Is it a confession? A gentle chuckle at the misunderstanding? We may never know*



What's that for pony-Loki's cutie mark? I rather think that a mistletoe dart would be most appropriate, but that looks spear-y.

Also, watching the 26th and final Let's Watch MLP:FiM, and TheOtakuAscended have mentioned two things that I'm fairly sure come out of the thread: 1.)Sunny Skies All Day Long 2.)The Pinkie-Octavia sister relationship. It makes me happy!

Actually, the Pinkie Octavia connection was made from day 1. I found it on Ponibooru.

I was sad that they didn't make any Soarinjack references. I know that the Videomaster reads shipping fics almost exclusively.

Rebelhero
2011-07-25, 10:55 PM
Djinni Hijinks:
Talespinner, rather bemused to find herself suddenly on an airship with the lamps she'd been holding, decides to do the reasonable thing when you've just been kidnapped and happen to be holding a blunt object.

CLANG!

That would be the sound of the lamp bouncing off of Ponynard's head.
In totally UN-related news, i just picked myself up a 3DS today. and it is freaking AWESOME. I kinda want to pick up the Fantasy pets 3D just to get a purple unicorn and name her Midnight.



Djinni Hijinks:
Ow... *ponyard crumbles to the floor. Skyrocket wheels around and levels the launcher at talespinner's face.* You do realize you just knocked out the only pony who knew how to keep thing airborne right?
Bum. bum. bum!

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 10:59 PM
Actually, the Pinkie Octavia connection was made from day 1. I found it on Ponibooru.

I was sad that they didn't make any Soarinjack references. I know that the Videomaster reads shipping fics almost exclusively.

Oh. Well, that particular sibling set will always belong to you in my heart...

And now I have to find something to do until Season 2 comes out.

Gadora
2011-07-25, 11:01 PM
Clearly, his special talent was waiting for Applejack then.
That, or eating pie.

But he wouldn't know what his "waiting for Applejack" mark meant. Can you imagine what that would do to a pony's mind?


Please don't worry about it. It wasn't that any hooves were stepped on, or that you said or didn't say something that you shouldn't, it was just a general realization/revelation that (again) the things that I write tend to vanish into the night. There's no permanence. Even my fans (and it's so stupid and selfish to complain about these things in light of the fact that I have fans) often forget that I've ever written anything. Anything at all.

So it's nothing that you did, so don't feel bad. I shouldn't have spoken up. I'm sorry.

Would it help to know that it wasn't the gushing over Out in the Cold that got me to read that continuity, but the gushing over Shades of Midnight? I'm not exactly sold on Twixie (sorry Esper, it's just that it's a bit low on courtship), though I absolutely adore Midnight.


Wow, I have not been keeping up with the thread today. Lurking, yes. Posting, no.

There are many days wherein I merely lurk. This has been one of those days.

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 11:07 PM
But he wouldn't know what his "waiting for Applejack" mark meant. Can you imagine what that would do to a pony's mind?



Worse still, once he FOUND Applejack, how would he cope? His life's mission would have been complete! He'd have to hire bandits to kidnap her on occasion, JUST SO HE COULD WAIT FOR HER TO COME HOME LONG ENOUGH TO GET HIS FIX. She'd never have a moment's peace!

Orzel
2011-07-25, 11:13 PM
Okay the game Guess Who has 24 characters, which 24 ponies for the Equestrian version?

Thanqol
2011-07-25, 11:15 PM
Worse still, once he FOUND Applejack, how would he cope? His life's mission would have been complete! He'd have to hire bandits to kidnap her on occasion, JUST SO HE COULD WAIT FOR HER TO COME HOME LONG ENOUGH TO GET HIS FIX. She'd never have a moment's peace!

AJ: Hey, Ah need to go to the store. Want to come w-
S: OH! Woe is me, parted again, so cruel fate! When will you return?
AJ: ... it's about twenty mi -
S: DON'T TELL ME! However long it is, however long it must be, I shall wait for you, and my thoughts shall be with you always!
AJ: ... Yeah, ah'll be back with the cereal.

Lord Fullbladder, Master of Goblins
2011-07-25, 11:15 PM
*waves at Fullbladder*

You should say more things. As it is, I only see you on the SMBGs, but when I do, I remind myself that you are, deep down, a pony fan.

Man, I would, but, uh....

Okay. I followed these threads for a long tiem, then BAM! a day or two where I had no internet access came, and suddenly there was a thread and a half to catch up on, and I got intimidated (because despite my SMBG persona, I am shy, nervous, easily terrified folk), and I avoided the thread for a fews days, which of course made it even freaking longer and it's a vicious cycle, man. I almost didn't post what I did. Seriously. If anyone had offered up the same information before I actually hit the submit reply button, I'd have left be. I don't know why. There's just this feeling that my contribution isn't good enough. Sorry.

Also I make a horrible critic.

MCerberus
2011-07-25, 11:16 PM
Worse still, once he FOUND Applejack, how would he cope? His life's mission would have been complete! He'd have to hire bandits to kidnap her on occasion, JUST SO HE COULD WAIT FOR HER TO COME HOME LONG ENOUGH TO GET HIS FIX. She'd never have a moment's peace!

Sounds like serious Zelda syndrome. Although it would be hilarious to think of those (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4SLjLen7-c&feature=related) terrible CDi games (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxDiEhC_Qug). Only with Big Mac as the king, Soarinlink, Zeldajack, and Granny Smith as the court enchantress.

the_druid_droid
2011-07-25, 11:17 PM
Okay the game Guess Who has 24 characters, which 24 ponies for the Equestrian version?

Hmm.

Mane 6
Luna
Celestia
Lyra
Bon Bon
Trixie
Octavia
Vinyl
Spike
Soarin
Spitfire
Gummy
Colgate
Roseluck
Granny Smith
Big Mac
The CMC

EDIT: No worries, Fullbladder. We appreciate all contributions here! Besides, I need someone to make mechanically-themed jokes/madness with!

darthbobcat
2011-07-25, 11:25 PM
AJ: Hey, Ah need to go to the store. Want to come w-
S: OH! Woe is me, parted again, so cruel fate! When will you return?
AJ: ... it's about twenty mi -
S: DON'T TELL ME! However long it is, however long it must be, I shall wait for you, and my thoughts shall be with you always!
AJ: ... Yeah, ah'll be back with the cereal.

Of course, everybody knows WHO I had in mind when I was trying to figure out how ponies did engagement.

Kris Strife
2011-07-25, 11:29 PM
Well as Siuis has told me that Midnight and a few others are still at the castle... :smalltongue:

Djinni Madness
Thunderous knocking comes from the castles front doors, followed by reverbed shouting. "Celestia, open up! You have some explaining to do regarding the summer solstice... Some number of years ago! I can't remember how long your years are, I'm going to say about fifteen!" The knocking resumes. "I can and will knock the doors down!"

OOC: I don't care if this is actually Celestia's castle or not. :smalltongue: There's comedy either way.

Also, Champions Online, in addition to having Rainbow Flight, has an equippable item called Reinforced Plot. Thought you'd like to know. :smalltongue:

Kindablue
2011-07-25, 11:30 PM
But he wouldn't know what his "waiting for Applejack" mark meant. Can you imagine what that would do to a pony's mind?
Well, it would definitely mess me up to know that my life's true purpose was alcoholism.

Orzel
2011-07-25, 11:30 PM
Hmm.

Mane 6
Luna
Celestia
Lyra Caramel
Bon Bon Photo Finish
Trixie
Octavia Braeburn
Vinyl Hoity Toity
Spike
Soarin
Spitfire
Gummy
Colgate Snips
Roseluck Snails
Granny Smith
Big Mac
The CMC


Here is what I think. Less background ponies. Soarin and Spitfire are lucky they are pegasi.

I wonder if I can get close to the 5 and 19

dromer
2011-07-25, 11:34 PM
Actually, I rather like the feather exchange idea, as well. Now I'm torn. I mean, obviously that's a pegasus-specific thing, but I'm slightly uncomfortable thinking about it in terms of racially separated ceremonies. Because, what would happen if a pegasus fell in love with a unicorn? Maybe feathers or the equivalent are special things above and beyond a more centralized gift? "I love you so much. Please accept this piece of me, to go along with my heart."


I... wow. That's much more powerful imagery than I originally gave it credit for.

IMO, feather exchange seems a bit too temporary to me. The wind speeds and aerodynamic forces exerted on the wing would tear the feather out as quick as they put it in. It would have to be secured with magic, and even then, that would probably mess with the wing somehow. Furthermore, there isn't much canonical evidence that this is the case, although we haven't seen many (if any) married pegasus.

SiuiS
2011-07-25, 11:56 PM
*waves at Fullbladder*

You should say more things. As it is, I only see you on the SMBGs, but when I do, I remind myself that you are, deep down, a pony fan.

seconded! And Uh, a little secret...

Just between you and me...
Come closer...
Closer...
We can't keep up with this thread, either. But we wing it. Or super quote bomb.

Also something about Spike and Rarity. I'unno. Never kept track.


By my calculations, all of Earth will be a protectorate of Equestria sometime around December 2012...huh, that's interesting...

Best. Armageddon prophecy. Ever.
Unless Phoe is right, and we hit the gem mines for our impertinence.


IMO, feather exchange seems a bit too temporary to me. The wind speeds and aerodynamic forces exerted on the wing would tear the feather out as quick as they put it in. It would have to be secured with magic, and even then, that would probably mess with the wing somehow. Furthermore, there isn't much canonical evidence that this is the case, although we haven't seen many (if any) married pegasus.

Well, the only actual couple happens to be mr & mrs Cake.
Oh wow guys, that's it! Married ponies where full sets of clothing! All the time!
Wait, no that doesn't work.

Drat.

-

Ach. Soo... Bored...
But soon Braz and coffee will be here, and then! Then, I will... Probably mop or something. I dunno. But be less bored, it is on the list!
And I should catch up on those scantily clad spoilers...

Rebelhero
2011-07-26, 12:23 AM
And I should catch up on those scantily clad spoilers...

Yes. All the scantly clad spoils. err i mean spoilers.

Brazen Shield
2011-07-26, 12:27 AM
I'm probably the last person to be providing information about the character, given that I'm probably the only one here who hasn't read them all. (Please don't take this as a strike against you, Esper. :smallfrown:)

No, you're not. I don't read fanfiction at all. I haven't read any of the Midnight stories-- and I'm sure there are others who have not either.

Everyone here talks about her a lot and I asked SiuiS to explain some things to me about her, or I wouldn't know what was going on.

No one should expect you to be a fan, let alone know her entire backstory and favorite color and all of her potential gf's names and blah blah blah. Just like I don't expect anyone to be able to keep up with this place (I for one skipped almost an entire thread because I was sick of how fast it was moving)



Ach. Soo... Bored...
But soon Braz and coffee will be here, and then! Then, I will... Probably mop or something. I dunno. But be less bored, it is on the list!
And I should catch up on those scantily clad spoilers...

I'M SORRY!!! :smallfrown: I tried to get you a coffee but they threw it away without asking me T_T

I'll make it up you you when we get home by making your second favorite drink!

HOT COCOA FOR EVERYPONY!

Thanqol
2011-07-26, 12:34 AM
I'M SORRY!!! :smallfrown: I tried to get you a coffee but they threw it away without asking me T_T

I'll make it up you you when we get home by making your second favorite drink!

HOT COCOA FOR EVERYPONY!

You two know each other in meatspace?

*Head asplode*

PhoeKun
2011-07-26, 12:40 AM
Wow, I have not been keeping up with the thread today. Lurking, yes. Posting, no.

@Engagement Rings: Something personalized, though the necklace idea is pretty great. That, and the pegasus feather idea.

@Equestria: Yeah, I treat Equestria as Celestia/Luna's realm, with other countries surrounding it and more farther away. I blame It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door, but I've always liked the idea before reading that.

@Djinni: You all are crazy. Wonderfully, beautifully, crazy. :smallbiggrin:


And lastly, I've got something cooked up for this week's Writer's Training Ground, starring Phoe's own Shimmer Snowflake! You should read it! And give me thoughts! ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS. MUHAHAHAHA.

Ahem.

Anyway, link here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dUI0gc3GGiLUUBP45GM9Qmg92Df_7RDnD8_fo5d_tV0/edit?hl=en_US), an actual title forthcoming. Phoe, if I've messed up your character in any way, shape, or form, please let me know. I've still got two days left to edit things, I can change it.

That's a very charming story you've got there. It's clean and simple, keeping itself within the dream imagery and letting that speak for the dilemma. As soon as you're introduced to Shimmer's conundrum, you get a very clear indication of how she's feeling on the subject, and I think that's to the stories strength.

It's very floaty and charming, and I particularly enjoy the execution of Silver Lining's progressively more frantic attempts to get Shimmer's attention, and the way they chip away at the dream aesthetic until it breaks wide open. The very subtle dress "bondage" was also pretty wonderful. If I do have any suggestions for improvement, I would say that you should put a little more effort into highlighting that chipping aesthetic, such that each appearance of Silver Lining is not only less ignorable, but has a more pronounced physical effect on the Gala. In this way, there is a clear line of imagery leading to the (literal) earth shattering climax, and it feels (while necessarily jarring) less like it happened randomly.

There's certainly no characterization elements with which I am displeased, except to nitpick and mention that Shimmer is, like her namesake, not very keen on the stallions. But I don't actually care about that, so don't lose sleep over it. :smalltongue:

Presumably you're very nearly finished, but as of my reading you were not quite yet. How much more do you plan on adding before calling it a wrap?

darthbobcat
2011-07-26, 12:49 AM
That's one thing I'm confused about; does Shimmer, in the hypothetical pony ville she inhabits, have four wings? Most of the pink haired fanart that I think of as her Ponyville counterpart has two, while the silver haired, four winged one is your avatar. Does she, in fact, have four wings canonically?

Brazen Shield
2011-07-26, 12:54 AM
You two know each other in meatspace?

*Head asplode*

We're dating, living together and best friends-- at the moment.

The "best friend" thing comes and goes~:smallbiggrin:

SiuiS
2011-07-26, 12:54 AM
And we have cats!

darthbobcat
2011-07-26, 12:55 AM
... sniff. I wish I knew a brony in real life. You two are lucky.

(not meant to sound sour grapes; legitimate happiness for you two).

PhoeKun
2011-07-26, 01:01 AM
That's one thing I'm confused about; does Shimmer, in the hypothetical pony ville she inhabits, have four wings? Most of the pink haired fanart that I think of as her Ponyville counterpart has two, while the silver haired, four winged one is your avatar. Does she, in fact, have four wings canonically?

Shimmer is the 'real' pony, a pink haired, two winged white pegasus with a scroll and quill cutie mark. She lives alone in Ponyville slipping stories in the mail slot of the library, has a hidden special talent for getting comically tangled in things, and is kidnapped on a weekly basis for various reasons, most of them pertaining to the universe's sense of narrative comedy.

The four winged, silver maned pegasus is Silver Lining, the legendary hero who is the main character of many of Shimmer's best and favorite stories. She's the release from the stresses of the world, the great and powerful (no relation) and self-confident pony that Shimmer wishes she could be.

So, basically, my OC pony bounces back and forth between writing salacious fiction about her neighbors, and mary sue self insert adventure stories. Ye gods. :smalleek: