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Trixie
2011-10-11, 12:20 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.94p
Q 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?t=217442)!
Old Requests [Archived] (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)
More Emotes: MC's Emotes (http://gitpmcerberus.imgur.com/ponymote)
Also Emotes: GD's Emotes (http://gadora.imgur.com/seekret_pony_projekt_1/1)
Pony Images: Ponibooru (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/list)
More Images: 20% Cooler (http://twentypercentcooler.net/)
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:

>How to make OC Pony (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/048648773b808749ecbcd93b7825d545/22629%20-%20original_character_tutorial%20tutorial.png)<
>How to clothe a Pony (http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/10448a8bf5139a93e47ee0ab2185d577/23650%20-%20Touhou%20artist%3Awhy485%20drawing_guide%20fash ion%20guide%20pony%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/)
Shinepaw (http://shinepawpony.deviantart.com/)

>Awesome Great and Powerful Trixie (http://kp-shadowsquirrel.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d49ccgo)<

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


5AMVs:5Always (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhgzpnTYCXQ)Communism is Magic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJHZ4E9tRHM)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]The G&P Heretic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4szgPK9Rufw)1[B]Equestria Girls EE! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPqjKk_xCo)[BR]Hub Summer Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKjBViIt-y8)[BR]Hop-Skip-Jump [original] (http://soundcloud.com/dannyimusic/mlp1-hop-skip-jump-song)1Old Pony Songs 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLqc8BSQMg) & 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCpBYLHIEuI)[BR]Ponies! (http://ponyvspony.com/)[BR]5[B]Comics:5The Damn Best Comic (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/359/5/9/pinkiedeadpool_by_csimadmax-d35ms08.jpg). Ever.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]Six (http://www.deviantart.com/download/256435109/battle_for_equestria_06_by_csimadmax-d48oalh.png) / Seven (http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/252/7/6/battle_for_equestria_07_by_csimadmax-d49cgt7.png) / Eight (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/252/0/7/battle_for_equestria_08_by_csimadmax-d49dpsp.png).1Metaponies (http://gavalanche.deviantart.com/gallery/29877487).[BR]5[B]ED Fics:5Twilight Sky Over Canterlot (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-twilight-sky-over-canterlot.html)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)1Pony Drinking Game (http://buttersc0tchsundae.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3cng5n)[BR]|
5[B]GitP Fics:5AmishPirate:[BR]New Moon Wanes (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-new-moon-wanes.html)1Darth BC:[BR][BR]Always Sunny in Fillydelphia (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-its-always-sunny-in-fillydelphia.html)[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)1Deadly:[BR][BR]Fillystata (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-fillystata.html)[BR]Trollestia 1 (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/200/0/b/trickster_goddess_nr_1_by_adcoon-d40tt3d.png) 2 (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/201/a/4/trickster_goddess_nr_2_by_adcoon-d414fzw.png) 3 (http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/214/1/3/trickster_goddess_nr_3_by_adcoon-d42h2hx.png) 4 (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/229/0/d/trickster_goddess_nr_4_by_adcoon-d46vksj.png).1EsperDerek:[BR][BR]Letters, Letters, Letters (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-letters-letters-letters.html)[BR]M&S Guide to Dating (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-midnight-and-shimmers-guide-to.html)[BR]Out in the Cold (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-out-in-cold.html)1Grif:[BR][BR]Pony Effect (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-pony-effect_23.html)1PhantomFox:[BR][BR]My Faithful Student (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-my-faithful-student.html)[BR]No Tame Forest (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-no-tame-forest.html)[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)1PhoeKun:[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)1Raz 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)1Thanqol:[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)[BR]

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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[B]ATTENTION EVERYPONY!!!

[I]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
Thread XV - The Greater and Powerful-er Thread
Thread XVI - There's a Pony for That!
Thread XVII - Call Upon the Thread Ponies!
Thread XVIII - Perfect Isn't Easy
Thread XIX - I Emptied Your Thread
Thread XX & Thread XX - Appletastic Treats
Thread XXI - A Very Minty Thread
Thread XXII - Surprise!
Thread XXIII - It. Is. ON!
Thread XXIV - Now About 200% Longer Than Firefly
Thread XXV - Au Contraire, Mon Ami!
Thread XXVI - Applebloom to Zecora!

Operation: Indiscriminate Friendship
Pony Week Discussion Thread
Pony Crime Pulp Fic/Game Thread


Want to RP? My Little Pony: FiM RP Recruitment Thread.
Want to join the list of GitP Bronies (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApgaWduo83XldFhETWUtWm96b1BFS1dHOF84dTBGM lE&hl=en_US#gid=0)?

Forum Explorer
2011-10-11, 12:22 PM
I love that initial pic. Humanized Discord and Luna?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 12:22 PM
I just love that new thread smell! *Sniiiiiiiff*
Smells like pony!

Also, who is Twilight dancing with in the Original Post?

EDIT: Nevermind, I r dumb.

Grif
2011-10-11, 12:22 PM
Heh. Furst! (Or rather. Third.)

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 12:22 PM
Happy October the 11th, everyone! :smalltongue:

TwiCord is a fun ship. DiscLestia is better though.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 12:24 PM
Happy October the 11th, everyone! :smalltongue:

TwiCord is a fun ship. DiscLestia is better though.

I prefer PinkieCord personally. http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 12:25 PM
I prefer PinkieCord personally. http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png
Also a good one!

Let us apply my rule:
PinkieTwiLestiaCord.

erikun
2011-10-11, 12:25 PM
I love that initial pic. Humanized Discord and Luna?
Discord/Twilight; it's her Gala dress, plus check out the hair.

And here, since these don't seem to be in an Imgur yet.
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1606/silverspoon.png

Trixie
2011-10-11, 12:25 PM
Sorry people who voted A, I thought one year of MLP warrants some attention, too http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

...

Also, I considered these images for OP, too, but they break all sorts of rules so have them here instead:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c7258739dd5cdbff03555feefc863ca5/68933%20-%20Discord%20applejack%20artist%3Azimeta08%20fetlo cks%20fluttershy%20mane_six%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow _dash%20rarity%20spike%20twilight_sparkle.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/609858026cd95384699f263c703de037/69354%20-%20Discord%20Nightmare_Moon%20artist%3Aseagerdy.jp g
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0dc77410a13207d1baf6cf739473934d/69612%20-%20Discord%20artist%3Ahereticofdune%20creepy.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/65e618f58bf7acb7667e39659479f6bf/69347%20-%20Discord%20artist%3Arecycletiger%20celestia%20ch ocolate_rain%20shipping.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/6b0b1884e55adfb1ab5de8d276f0a3ac/68919%20-%20Discord%20Elements_of_Harmony%20Nightmare_Moon% 20applejack%20artist%3Akroliath%20fluttershy%20man e_six%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_dash%20rarity%20twili ght_sparkle.png

Bayonet Priest
2011-10-11, 12:26 PM
Yay! New Ponythread!

*throws confetti, which then explodes*

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-11, 12:27 PM
Hooray, new thread! Thanks as always, Trixie for keeping this up :)


*catches can of sardines* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kQWQiMypjc)

Raging Inferno Strike!

*can of sardines supernovas into white-hot, hurricane-wind-elemental-boosted flames*

*throws tornado-enhanced flaming can of sardines back*

...

I love my level up!





I'm just that awesome and you know it!
*ducks*

Aha! In avoiding my nefariously thrown pescarian projectile, you killed the thread! Just as planned!

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 12:28 PM
new thread? that means its time for a thread warming party!!!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/deb8da1e499a9fb7355149d149bf84d8/12965%20-%20Blues%20Bonbon%20DJ_P0n-3%20Lightning_Bolt%20Lyra%20OPPP%20Scratch%20Yello wstar%20artist%3APonyshot%20artist%3Atopshot%20ber ry_punch%20caramel%20cheerilee%20derpy_hooves%20ev erypony%20fluttershy%20party%20pokey_pierce%20spik e%20thunder_rush%20vinyl_scratch.png

and something that came to mind in those wonderful/strange moments when you first wake up but are still 63.7% asleep

there is a serious lack of BG/very minor Pegasi that have names/stories compared to earth or unicorn ponies

---off the top of my head

Earth: Cherrilee, Bonbon, Berry Punch, Carrot Top, Rose, Lily, Daisy, Aloe, Lotus, Dr. Whooves, Sepia Tock, Octavia, Twist, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Big Mac, Foto Finish

Unicorn: Snips, Snails, Lyra, Vinyl Scratch, Silver Spoon, Diamond Tiara,
Hoity Toity, Trixie, Prince Blueblood, Colgate

Pegasus: Derpy, Screwball(for all of 1.5 seconds on screen), and the Bullies....plus assorted nameless royal guards


where all the Pegasi at yo?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 12:32 PM
Oh, also! I have some Role Playing posts to get out!


Midnight and Rarity

*Midnight felt his heart patter excitedly in his chest. He had, of course, been told the story of how Blueblood had treated Rarity so long ago at the Gala, before she was even born. That was only compounded by her own interactions with the arrogant stallion, and his less terrible, but still misguided, son. It had always rankled at him, how Rarity had been treated, how her dream had been so cruelly shattered.

Midnight was all about second chances, and dreams. He wanted to give this to Rarity. But it was more than just that, now. The tension in the air, the interplay between the younger Prince and his older, but still gorgeous, Lady. It was more than just the game now. The gentle teasing she had intended to catch Rarity off-guard had now started them down on this more serious path.

His kiss hadn't just made Rarity's heart skip a beat, it had done the same to him.

His body was filling with warmth, from his hooves, to his cheeks, which began to blush the same lovely pink that Rarity had, the pink of two ponies experiencing the first moments of passion.

He smiled, as Rarity spoke, and nodded slowly, before bowing low to Rarity.

"Of course, my dear Lady. I shall take my leave, and allow you to prepare for this evening, whilst I do the same."

He made a mental note to quickly read up on formal fashions for stallions. After all, it wouldn't do to take Rarity, of all ponies, on a date dressed unfashionably.

After all, he wanted to make this her best night ever.


Rarity's Night Haha. See what I did there? :smallbiggrin:
It took Rarity nye a single minute to have returned to Carousel Boutique, and even less time for the floor to be littered with dresses, needles, fabric, and in one location the odd sewing machine. It was such a mess, but she could clean up later. It was not as if the evening's newest prince were spending an evening in her humble abode. Her appearances to upkeep were her own.

"Oh what to wear, what to wear? It has been so many year since I have made myself such formal attire!" Another roll of fabric spun up into the air, only to be discarded across the room rather haphazardly, much to the annoyed yeowl of the ever aging Opalescence; echoed by her kitten Amethyst. Like mother like daughter, that roll of fabric would most likely be a complete loss to the fury of their little claws and teeth. Rarely ever did fabric survive in this shop anymore thanks to the addition of the little one.

"What are you doing up here sis? I haven't heard this much of a racket in here since the gala last time you went!" A now fully grown mare pressed her head against the walnut door, a creak of aged hinges barely piercing the commotion, and was greeted by the site of that same old gala dress hovering in midair before her frazzled looking sister. She shook her head, her purple and pink mane, still holding it's trademark curl; albeit a bit longer than she kept it as a filly, bobbed in the air, somehow belaying an effortless, natural grace; quite unlike the one that her sister held.

"Oh Sweetie Bell, darling, it's simply dreadful. I have nothing to wear this evening!"

"Um... Yeah? When's the last time you've had to wear anything?"

"Come to think of it, it was... Four years ago, when Hoity Toity called me to Canterlot for a show of my own designs." A sigh escaped her lips at the memory.

"And that's exactly why you don't have anything to wear. You're an absolute wreck! What is the occasion tonight?" Sweetie Bell was ever too happy to push the ever present joke. "Finally have that hot date with another prince?" Her visage had expressed a playful nudge, but the sudden gleam in her sister's eyes made her blood go cold. "Not... Not Blueblood again, right?"

"No, no my dear. This is a stallion who truly does understand a to treat a fine lady like yours truly."

"Well then who? And how?" The teenager was incredulous. She had never dreamed that her sister would ever have another opportunity at that particular wish, even with her fashion career slowly careening into the stars.

"Of course my dear, it's M-" And ever so charactaristically, Rarity recoiled visibly at the thought. Just for the fact that she saw no harm in it did not mean that the other cultured ponies would find this particular conduct acceptable, and Celestia knows how prone to gossip little Sweetie Bell was. Much like herself at that age, in fact. A soft red colored her cheeks. "M-M-My... My contact! Yes, my contact in Canterlot has set me up on a blind date with somepony he trusts will be truly a cut above the rest! Now, run along you, run along and let your sister prepare!" Sweetie Bell's hooves scraped and clopped against the fading varnish on the second floor as she was pushed rather hastily away by her older sister, the door slamming behind her, nearly smashing against her cutie mark.

---

Rarity stood just behind closed door of her Botique in a cleaned up little number from her past. It wasn't as if anything else she had even came close to fitting the mood of the evening. A little crimson number, a sash draped loosely around her front, hints and highlights of yellow splashed in all the right places. The fabric was worn in places as she extracted it from the box she had once thought it's grave, yet it was quick work for such a master seamstress. Her hair sat in a bun, steamed and teased to absolute perfection; while the Stallion she was set to meet may have accepted her as she stood, she herself would allow no less.

"He knocks, and wait exactly five seconds Rarity. Show you have a true balance between eagerness and preparation. Oh... Where could he be?" Truth be told it was still ten minutes prior to their arrangement, and yet she found herself clopping her freshly polished slippers on the ground in frustration of anticipation already.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-11, 12:35 PM
Mwah! :smallredface:

Mission accomplished.


Where's the fun if you don't get caught?

But if you get caught, then you aren't stalking very well, are you?


"You silly ponies! If she he knows where you are then you aren't stalking very well, are you? You're more like her his fanclub!"

Oh don't be silly, Midnight already has a fanclub! But if I don't get better at this stalking thing, then the Midnight Prowlers will be a disappointment to Lyra's stalking legacy!

tonberrian
2011-10-11, 12:35 PM
But I like Midnight. I might even be stalking her with the best technology available to Scoltland forces (only to find the princess, of course).

BRB, heading to a computer lab to do STUFF.

For the good Commander.


...
The friendship cannon affects you because you're something similar to negative energy, and it's something similar to positive. The hatred cannon is the OPPOSITE.
Wouldn't it supercharge you?

This is true, which is why I'm going to look for ... I guess it's either Sequence 1 or Sequence 2, for STUFF.


I will feed your soul to the raksha. :smallfurious:

You've made a fatal assumption there, I'm afraid.

Grif
2011-10-11, 12:38 PM
For those of you following the Pony Fortress updates, I made new journal entries. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11995550) :smalltongue:

Also, those who had their ponies killed are welcome to request for a clone.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 12:38 PM
But if you get caught, then you aren't stalking very well, are you?
I'm not stalking. I'm watching.


You've made a fatal assumption there, I'm afraid.
That you have one?@

tonberrian
2011-10-11, 12:40 PM
That you have one?@

Umm, err, no! Not that at all! Some other terrible mistake that I cannot reveal to you at the present time!

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 12:46 PM
As promised, my story.

Chapter One, for those who missed it:
My life truly began the day I got my cutie mark. I guess that’s normal, but to be honest, I can hardly remember what happened before then. I was an average colt, intelligent but shy, with no real friends and too many books. It comes with being a unicorn, I guess—even the famed Twilight Sparkle spent more of her childhood in the company of books than that of friends.

It was worse for me, though. I had been cursed (in hindsight, blessed, but hindsight is funny like that) with a perfectly average appearance, along with the ability to just blend in with my surroundings. White coat, black mane, grey eyes, and a skinny build for a colt which I’ve kept well into stallionhood. An uninteresting name, Shadow (for my black mane, which my mother always loved). Perfectly normal, perfectly average, perfectly unremarkable. And, being so truly unremarkable, I was never accepted into Celestia’s famed unicorn academy. I vaguely remember being upset when I received the rejection letter from Ponyville’s mailpony, Dorky Doo (mother of our current mailpony Ditzy Doo). I may have even cried. It seems almost funny, looking back.

Not long after that, upset at my lack of special talent, or anything to set me apart for that matter, I ran away from home. And where else was a lonely, untalented, unwanted young buck to go but the Everfree Forest? I think I truly intended to die there. And I very nearly got that wish. As I pressed deeper and the vines and leaves pressed in around me, I heard more and more deep, animalistic noises. Eventually, cold and wet from a sudden squall of rain, I emerged from the brush in front of an enormous cave. I had already accepted my fate; anything this horrible place threw at me, I would simply let it happen. So I walked right in.

It quickly grew too dark to see, and the deep growls and snarls were growing louder all the time. I pressed on, determining to see this final adventure through to the end, and before long I bumped into a huge wall of furry flesh. The cavern lit up with a pale glow like starlight, and the vast creature reared up with a sleepy growl. An Ursa. Not a bad way to go, I guess. Except Fate had other things in store for me. I cowered as the creature drew up a humongous paw to end my short, meaningless existence… And in that moment, everything changed. I didn’t want to die. I didn’t think my life was meaningless. And who did this creature think it was, to try to kill ME? HOW DARE IT? Power, unlike any I had experienced in my previous studies, surged through my body and left my horn in a pure, black beam.

I must have blacked out. When I woke up, there was blood in my mouth and nose. I shook it off, but the foul metallic taste clung to my tongue and settled in the back of my throat. The cavern was lit with the barest edge of daylight, enough to see the fuzzy outline of the Ursa as it lay in the center of the cave, unmoving. I crept towards it slowly, not knowing if it was asleep or awake. As I passed the huge, fallen head, I saw that the eyes were still open and froze… But they were glazed and grey, unmoving… dead. I had cast my first real spell: a Death spell. And with just my own power, I had slain an Ursa.

I staggered from the beshadowed cave into the light of what was, to me at least, my first day. A convenient pool of water drew my attention; I really needed to wash up, to get the blood from my face before heading home. As I finished scrubbing my face with my hooves, something caught my eye: where before had been a blank white flank was now a cutie mark, one that would define my whole life: the Grim Pony’s scythe.


And Chapter Two.
The next few years were interesting, to say the least. I couldn’t reveal the true meaning behind my cutie mark to my family or the other colts and fillies, so I was forced to pretend that it was actually meant to represent a passion for farming. My parents were disappointed; after all, farming is an Earth Pony occupation. Unicorns are supposed to be better than that. But it was what it was, and there was no changing it, so they accepted it. I learned the rudiments of farming from the local Earth Ponies (who smirked to themselves about a Unicorn like myself having to work and get their hooves dirty like them), and discovered that my talents applied to harvesting. A surprise, but a beneficial one, because it allowed me to maintain my cover.

In the meantime, I did what I could to learn more about my real talent. Books on the subject were understandably rare, ponies being ponies, but I still managed to get my hooves on some thanks to my local library. When those tomes were leafed through to the point where pages were coming loose from their bindings, I turned to the Doo family. Ditzy was the closest thing I had to a friend: behind those googly eyes was a gentle, caring soul, and I alone out of our class had never made fun of her for that deformity. The first time I broached the subject to her, she was hesitant, but after I told her of how I had gotten my cutie mark she relented. Everything we needed to track down books of magic was in her parents’ house, and we scrimped and saved enough to pay for them ourselves. Nopony gave the packages a second look, and I made up Ditzy’s share by playing with her at school and keeping her company at home. That was a good time, and Ditzy is still one of my closest friends, as much as somepony like me can have friends.

As we grew up and moved into our niches, I kept my secret studies, practicing what I learned on monsters in the Everfree Forest. There were times when those spells wouldn’t work and I’d get beaten up or scratched, and before I learned how to master the backlash from my more destructive spells I came back to my house with a bloody muzzle more than once. As I grew more powerful magically, I forced myself to learn a simple healing spell; not much, but enough to at least pass the monster claw marks off as thorn scratches and to prevent myself from scarring.

Life was better, but I still felt incomplete. Even with the sessions in the Forest, I still felt like something was missing, that I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to. On the farm, I was told good-naturedly to stay away from the crops until harvest time, which left me plenty of free time to pursue my studies. When harvest time came around, it was all the poor Earth Ponies could do to keep up with me as I became a hurricane of magic. With my help, harvest time took a quarter of what it had before, so in my coworkers’ opinion I more than made up for my absence the rest of the year.

I fell into a routine, alternating between studying, practicing, and spending time with Ditzy Doo. I got so used to being dissatisfied with my life that I didn’t even notice it anymore. And then that fateful Summer Sun Celebration happened, and everything changed once again.


... *hides under bush*

EsperDerek
2011-10-11, 12:47 PM
Rarity's Night Haha. See what I did there? :smallbiggrin:
It took Rarity nye a single minute to have returned to Carousel Boutique, and even less time for the floor to be littered with dresses, needles, fabric, and in one location the odd sewing machine. It was such a mess, but she could clean up later. It was not as if the evening's newest prince were spending an evening in her humble abode. Her appearances to upkeep were her own.

"Oh what to wear, what to wear? It has been so many year since I have made myself such formal attire!" Another roll of fabric spun up into the air, only to be discarded across the room rather haphazardly, much to the annoyed yeowl of the ever aging Opalescence; echoed by her kitten Amethyst. Like mother like daughter, that roll of fabric would most likely be a complete loss to the fury of their little claws and teeth. Rarely ever did fabric survive in this shop anymore thanks to the addition of the little one.

"What are you doing up here sis? I haven't heard this much of a racket in here since the gala last time you went!" A now fully grown mare pressed her head against the walnut door, a creak of aged hinges barely piercing the commotion, and was greeted by the site of that same old gala dress hovering in midair before her frazzled looking sister. She shook her head, her purple and pink mane, still holding it's trademark curl; albeit a bit longer than she kept it as a filly, bobbed in the air, somehow belaying an effortless, natural grace; quite unlike the one that her sister held.

"Oh Sweetie Bell, darling, it's simply dreadful. I have nothing to wear this evening!"

"Um... Yeah? When's the last time you've had to wear anything?"

"Come to think of it, it was... Four years ago, when Hoity Toity called me to Canterlot for a show of my own designs." A sigh escaped her lips at the memory.

"And that's exactly why you don't have anything to wear. You're an absolute wreck! What is the occasion tonight?" Sweetie Bell was ever too happy to push the ever present joke. "Finally have that hot date with another prince?" Her visage had expressed a playful nudge, but the sudden gleam in her sister's eyes made her blood go cold. "Not... Not Blueblood again, right?"

"No, no my dear. This is a stallion who truly does understand a to treat a fine lady like yours truly."

"Well then who? And how?" The teenager was incredulous. She had never dreamed that her sister would ever have another opportunity at that particular wish, even with her fashion career slowly careening into the stars.

"Of course my dear, it's M-" And ever so charactaristically, Rarity recoiled visibly at the thought. Just for the fact that she saw no harm in it did not mean that the other cultured ponies would find this particular conduct acceptable, and Celestia knows how prone to gossip little Sweetie Bell was. Much like herself at that age, in fact. A soft red colored her cheeks. "M-M-My... My contact! Yes, my contact in Canterlot has set me up on a blind date with somepony he trusts will be truly a cut above the rest! Now, run along you, run along and let your sister prepare!" Sweetie Bell's hooves scraped and clopped against the fading varnish on the second floor as she was pushed rather hastily away by her older sister, the door slamming behind her, nearly smashing against her cutie mark.

---

Rarity stood just behind closed door of her Botique in a cleaned up little number from her past. It wasn't as if anything else she had even came close to fitting the mood of the evening. A little crimson number, a sash draped loosely around her front, hints and highlights of yellow splashed in all the right places. The fabric was worn in places as she extracted it from the box she had once thought it's grave, yet it was quick work for such a master seamstress. Her hair sat in a bun, steamed and teased to absolute perfection; while the Stallion she was set to meet may have accepted her as she stood, she herself would allow no less.

"He knocks, and wait exactly five seconds Rarity. Show you have a true balance between eagerness and preparation. Oh... Where could he be?" Truth be told it was still ten minutes prior to their arrangement, and yet she found herself clopping her freshly polished slippers on the ground in frustration of anticipation already.

I managed to sneak into the nearby Starbucks for a moment, I have fifteen minutes before I have to go to work that's just across the road, and I saw this, Titanium. I have to say, I'm glad I'll have time to work on my response, this is just great. I've got another response box open, and I'll work on it between breaks and stuff. When I get a chance to post, it'll be a worthy response! :smallsmile:

I also have to resist the urge to collect all our responses, properly correct everything, and turn it into a fic. :smallredface:

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 12:51 PM
regarding image at end of last thread


...That image is beyond massive dude.

yeah...i wish i could post it in the screen size version but it auto posts as that monster and ya gotta rightclick to view it at acceptable size

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 12:55 PM
Umm, err, no! Not that at all! Some other terrible mistake that I cannot reveal to you at the present time!
You're actually a raksha?

Kindablue
2011-10-11, 12:57 PM
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8qZzvk2fNjI/TpRcjdP35DI/AAAAAAAAB1A/XRf5vMImp_Q/D.png

I need an adult!

tonberrian
2011-10-11, 12:58 PM
You're actually a raksha?

Yes, she's buying it!

Ha ha, yes, of course that's it! You've found me out!


I need an adult!

Discord: I am an adult.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 01:01 PM
I need an adult!
Discord: I-


Discord: I am an adult.
darn kismesis.


Yes, she's buying it!

Ha ha, yes, of course that's it! You've found me out!
:smalltongue:

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-11, 01:02 PM
and something that came to mind in those wonderful/strange moments when you first wake up but are still 63.7% asleep

there is a serious lack of BG/very minor Pegasi that have names/stories compared to earth or unicorn ponies

---off the top of my head

Earth: Cherrilee, Bonbon, Berry Punch, Carrot Top, Rose, Lily, Daisy, Aloe, Lotus, Dr. Whooves, Sepia Tock, Octavia, Twist, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Big Mac, Foto Finish

Unicorn: Snips, Snails, Lyra, Vinyl Scratch, Silver Spoon, Diamond Tiara,
Hoity Toity, Trixie, Prince Blueblood, Colgate

Pegasus: Derpy, Screwball(for all of 1.5 seconds on screen), and the Bullies....plus assorted nameless royal guards


where all the Pegasi at yo?

I agree, we need more stories/artwork with Leeroy Wingkins or Raindrops!

Nameless
2011-10-11, 01:06 PM
NEW THREAD! *pew pew pew*

http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-hi-im-princess-celestia.jpg

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-11, 01:08 PM
Sorry people who voted A, I thought one year of MLP warrants some attention, too http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

...

Also, I considered these images for OP, too, but they break all sorts of rules so have them here instead:



http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/65e618f58bf7acb7667e39659479f6bf/69347%20-%20Discord%20artist%3Arecycletiger%20celestia%20ch ocolate_rain%20shipping.png


Love the Celestia in this one, and young Discord isn't looking too shabby either.

And I'm up for using the anniversary title when it's the anniversary of the ponythread. Not quite the same as ponyversary, but I think it'd be nice.

Anarion
2011-10-11, 01:13 PM
Love the Celestia in this one, and young Discord isn't looking too shabby either.

And I'm up for using the anniversary title when it's the anniversary of the ponythread. Not quite the same as ponyversary, but I think it'd be nice.

Hm, I think ponythread 1 started in December because Jukashi linked the winter wrap up song in his original OP, iirc.

Ah fresh new thread. I'll inevitably try to follow this one and lose track around page 20 due to not having time to actually read it all. Cant' wait :smallwink:

Zevox
2011-10-11, 01:14 PM
Pegasus: Derpy, Screwball(for all of 1.5 seconds on screen), and the Bullies....plus assorted nameless royal guards
Actually, Screwball is an earth Pony. She was flying in her appearance because of Discord messing with everything, which apparently caused her propeller hat to be able to carry her.

Zevox

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 01:14 PM
Also a good one!

Let us apply my rule:
PinkieTwiLestiaCord.

OH CELESTIA WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE?!


I managed to sneak into the nearby Starbucks for a moment, I have fifteen minutes before I have to go to work that's just across the road, and I saw this, Titanium. I have to say, I'm glad I'll have time to work on my response, this is just great. I've got another response box open, and I'll work on it between breaks and stuff. When I get a chance to post, it'll be a worthy response! :smallsmile:

I also have to resist the urge to collect all our responses, properly correct everything, and turn it into a fic. :smallredface:

Hehe. I tend to get going when I'm really enjoying an RP, and my posts just kind of start getting longer and longer and more detailed. I'm definitely looking forward to your response Mids, but take your time. It has been way too long since I've been in an awesome romantic RP like this. http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png

Actually while I was writing that last post I was debating asking you for permission to do exactly that. :smallredface:


Oh don't be silly, Midnight already has a fanclub! But if I don't get better at this stalking thing, then the Midnight Prowlers will be a disappointment to Lyra's stalking legacy!

"But... But if you leave the Lyra Stalking Legacy and just join the Midnight fan club, you get to do this!" The filly sneaks up behind, and subsequently glomps Midnight. Again. This time for science.


Discord: I am an adult.

More terrifying words have never before been uttered.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-11, 01:21 PM
But I like Midnight. I might even be stalking her with the best technology available to Scoltland forces (only to find the princess, of course).

Then I'm sure you'll be delighted with what I have in store for our dear trimothered purple pony...

Muhahahaha!

And yes, Midnight, thanks for the head's up, because I have now completed my...preparations...


...
The friendship cannon affects you because you're something similar to negative energy, and it's something similar to positive. The hatred cannon is the OPPOSITE.
Wouldn't it supercharge you?

Of course it does! (And if you feed back through the links, we let it through the first time Titanium Fox fired it for exactly that reason).

However, that doesn't mean we were going to let you shoot stuff at us willynilly! Paranoia is always justified!

Also, Hopereaver isn't Undead at the moment in any case (and we do have some livings among the Aotrs after all; not many, but a few.)


*ducks*

Aha! In avoiding my nefariously thrown pescarian projectile, you killed the thread! Just as planned!

*can explodes behind the Captain with a stupidly disproportionately massive firey - and windy - explosion. This outlines the captain impressively, until the blackened, wind-scowered sardine fragments rain down*



Yeah, why is it 90% of the time I contribute something awesome, it's usually at the tail-end of the thread! (This isn't the first time it's happened...)




This is true, which is why I'm going to look for ... I guess it's either Sequence 1 or Sequence 2, for STUFF.


Then I suggest you follow that link in my prior post all the back to the source...

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 01:25 PM
Of course it does! (And if you feed back through the links, we let it through the first time Titanium Fox fired it for exactly that reason).

However, that doesn't mean we were going to let you shoot stuff at us willynilly! Paranoia is always justified!

Also, Hopereaver isn't Undead at the moment in any case (and we do have some livings among the Aotrs after all; not many, but a few.)
Dawww. You do care!
(ships you with Hopereaver)

Diego Havoc
2011-10-11, 01:30 PM
Hey, new thread. Guess I should post something?



Unicorn: Snips, Snails, Lyra, Vinyl Scratch, Silver Spoon, Diamond Tiara,
Hoity Toity, Trixie, Prince Blueblood, Colgate
These three are earth ponies actually.

...

Yep. That's all I got. Gotta go find some pics to make up an image dump, I guess...

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-11, 01:37 PM
Dawww. You do care!
(ships you with Hopereaver)

The only "shipping" I do involves the Bleak Despair sector fleet and the command "open fire."

Despite your incessant attempts to the contrary...

Ooh, but sir, I-

Hopereaver, if you continue in that tone of smirk, I shall be forced to hurt you.

Also, trying to play for sympathy and do puppy-eyes doesn't work at all well when you're doubled over with laughter like that.

Bwahaha! I haha-had to try, just to see the look on your skull! S-sorry sir! Ahahahaha!

Yes, you will be.

Hahaha-ulp.

MCerberus
2011-10-11, 01:49 PM
The only "shipping" I do involves the Bleak Despair sector fleet and the command "open fire."

Despite your incessant attempts to the contrary...

Ooh, but sir, I-

Hopereaver, if you continue in that tone of smirk, I shall be forced to hurt you.

Also, trying to play for sympathy and do puppy-eyes doesn't work at all well when you're doubled over with laughter like that.

Bwahaha! I haha-had to try, just to see the look on your skull! S-sorry sir! Ahahahaha!

Yes, you will be.

Hahaha-ulp.

AMENA, why are you turning the station around?
Locked on to source of interrupted laughter. Automatic guidelines state to lock onto source and prepare the main gun. Like you care.
Oops I think I just accidentally hit the fire button.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-11, 02:01 PM
PinkCord scares me. In fact that sounds like the origin story of The Pink One.

Gadora
2011-10-11, 02:05 PM
Actually, Screwball is an earth Pony. She was flying in her appearance because of Discord messing with everything, which apparently caused her propeller hat to be able to carry her.

Zevox

I was absent from ponythread for about a week, almost centered on that episode's release. Could someone please give me a brief overview of what all ponythread decided about her?


The only "shipping" I do involves the Bleak Despair sector fleet and the command "open fire."

Despite your incessant attempts to the contrary...

So you've given up on Spike/Rarity? The poor guy'll be crushed to hear that.

Diego Havoc
2011-10-11, 02:07 PM
AMENA, why are you turning the station around?
Locked on to source of interrupted laughter. Automatic guidelines state to lock onto source and prepare the main gun. Like you care.
Oops I think I just accidentally hit the fire button.

FRIENDSHIP VULCAN CANNON... FIRE!!! (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/282/8/3/flash_friendship_vulcan_by_lentoto-d4c78fe.swf)

(Just found that. Glad I got a chance to use it XD)

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 02:08 PM
Hey, new thread. Guess I should post something?


These three are earth ponies actually.

...

Yep. That's all I got. Gotta go find some pics to make up an image dump, I guess...

yeah i couldnt quite remember on those 3 and was on my way out door to work...i was sure at least one of the brats was unicorn though....


anyway...i need some brain bleach since i just got to work and cant numb my brain with direct infusions of pony

i mentioned to someone what i said in last thread about how i wouldnt be surprised to hear about a remake of Fast Times...and then he says "yeah, and could you imagine Justin Bieber as Spicoli" ...and sadly i could since this is Hollywood we are talking about

i swear i did the whole pinkamena transform right down to the derping eyes

Athaniar
2011-10-11, 02:20 PM
Just dropping in to say that the herd has converted me. Three days ago I thought, "sure, let's give this show a try, it's the least I can do". At the end of the next day I had watched all episodes. Now I think Pinkie Pie is inside my head. Internet, what have you done...

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 02:21 PM
Just dropping in to say that the herd has converted me. Three days ago I thought, "sure, let's give this show a try, it's the least I can do". At the end of the next day I had watched all episodes. Now I think Pinkie Pie is inside my head. Internet, what have you done...

http://gamesprays.com/files/resource_media/preview/welcome-to-the-herd-5135_preview.png

You'll never escape us now...

One of us... One of us... One of us!

In seriousness, welcome to the herd! We've got an awesome bunch of ponies here, and we love making new friends. Stick around and chat for a little while!

Deadly
2011-10-11, 02:23 PM
New thread! Weeeee! http://i.imgur.com/O6p2H.png



So anyway...

http://i.imgur.com/0yCfw.png

Applejack has a problem. You see, I got this idea that I wanted to write her a story, 'cause Applejack doesn't get enough love. Problem is, I've never thought much of her either. It's not that I don't like her, it's just that she's... not very noticeable and more importantly I get absolute no inspiration from her. I've wanted to write her story for a while, but every time I try to come up with a story, a plot... anything, I get absolutely nothing. All I get in my mind's eye is an orange earth pony standing there, staring blankly into the void.

And that makes me so sad, and makes me want to write her story even more, 'cause I want to make Applejack interesting. Surely she can be interesting and lovable too.

All I have is this: Thanks to the local circus, I have gotten it into my head that Applejack's one true love is... Zecora, leading to the obvious and awesome name Applecore (from Apple-cora), which sounds like a great name for a third pony. But I kinda don't want to go down the they-have-a-child path, 'cause that's already been done so much better with Midnight.

So, if not their child, who might Applecore be and what is his/her relation to Applejack and Zecora? And what is the story surrounding all this?

Please help Applejack, there must be some grand, life-altering adventure or experience she can have that no other pony could have. Please, ponythread, you're her only hope.

Not that I have the time to write it anytime soon, what with all the other stories I have piling up on me. But I figure it can't hurt to get some early inspiration, work out a plan of action maybe. Also NaNoWriMo is coming up ^^

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-11, 02:23 PM
So you've given up on Spike/Rarity? The poor guy'll be crushed to hear that.

*eyeglow twitch*

*eyeglow twitch*

I meant shipping involving me personally.



Must I avoid hyperbole completely ponythread?

What is it that drives everypony to pedantically interpret everything I say completely literally? I thought this was ponythread not Ankh-Morpork.

*skulldesk*




FRIENDSHIP VULCAN CANNON... FIRE!!! (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/282/8/3/flash_friendship_vulcan_by_lentoto-d4c78fe.swf)

(Just found that. Glad I got a chance to use it XD)

Have to let the shields take that one, I fear.

We're not made of PDM missiles after all (Lichemaster forbid us running out if we actually y'know need them against actual enemies...!), and friendship gatlings not really interceptable in the same way.



Also, is it me or is that the SWAT Cats theme runnng in the background...?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 02:25 PM
*eyeglow twitch*

*eyeglow twitch*

I meant shipping involving me personally.



Must I avoid hyperbole completely ponythread?

What is it that drives everypony to pedantically interpret everything I say completely literally? I thought this was ponythread, Ankh-Morpork?

*skulldesk*

Jade sneaks up to the skulldesk'd lich very quietly and very slowly, and ever so carefully... Stretches her hoof out towards the gleaming white sphere currently making the soft little crunching noises, and... and... and...

*Poke*

Forum Explorer
2011-10-11, 02:27 PM
*eyeglow twitch*

*eyeglow twitch*

I meant shipping involving me personally.



Must I avoid hyperbole completely ponythread?

What is it that drives everypony to pedantically interpret everything I say completely literally? I thought this was ponythread not Ankh-Morpork.

*skulldesk*




At least we haven't started with the insane troll logic.....yet.

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-11, 02:29 PM
Shimmer sighting on the latest Ask the Pie Sisters.

http://askthepiesisters.tumblr.com/

And fillyTrixie proves to be a worthy advisary for fillyTwilight in terms of adorableness...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/184/605/69763%20-%20Trixie%20artists%253AKP-shadowsquirrel%20filly%20inpending_diabetes.jpg?13 18344115

erikun
2011-10-11, 02:35 PM
Applejack has a problem. You see, I got this idea that I wanted to write her a story, 'cause Applejack doesn't get enough love.
Oh hey, Applejack. I actually have a story to two about her in my head, if I ever get around to writing them. How about...


I have gotten it into my head that Applejack's one true love is... Zecora
Ah, shipping. I see.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Well I suppose that could... work too, I guess. Applejack could have plenty of reasons to visit Zecora, from wanting to learn "magic an earth pony could use" to herbal remedies to just conferring about growing plants. No clue how the actual ship would work out; you're talking to the very wrong person when it comes to shipping.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-11, 02:38 PM
Jade sneaks up to the skulldesk'd lich very quietly and very slowly, and ever so carefully... Stretches her hoof out towards the gleaming white sphere currently making the soft little crunching noises, and... and... and...

*Poke*

Ah, Jade, you, er, know this is the station's bridge, right?

And there's like, a half a dozen of us watching you?

Also, the con-drain thing...

But kudos on getting aboard, that's no mean feat.

But commander, you said to leave that window in the shields open for teleportation in case Lix came bac-

Shutupshutupshutup!

Oops.

*without raising head* Hopereaver?

Yes?

Here is my fist. As I cannot be bothered to move, please run into it.

Y-yessir.

*whump*

Ouch.

*turns to Jade and extends both hands deliberately to either side of Jade's head*

*long stare*

*simultaneous flicks both ears*

Deadly
2011-10-11, 02:39 PM
Oh hey, Applejack. I actually have a story to two about her in my head, if I ever get around to writing them. How about...


Ah, shipping. I see.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Well I suppose that could... work too, I guess. Applejack could have plenty of reasons to visit Zecora, from wanting to learn "magic an earth pony could use" to herbal remedies to just conferring about growing plants. No clue how the actual ship would work out; you're talking to the very wrong person when it comes to shipping.

Doesn't have to involve actual romance. A mutual respect and deep friendship would be perfectly fine with me.

Either way, getting her to visit Zecora is easy as you say. But where from there?

Zevox
2011-10-11, 02:41 PM
Just dropping in to say that the herd has converted me. Three days ago I thought, "sure, let's give this show a try, it's the least I can do". At the end of the next day I had watched all episodes. Now I think Pinkie Pie is inside my head. Internet, what have you done...
Welcome!

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/053cd012b2dba051f237dca1961f7fef/60554%20-%20Hubble%20applejack%20hypnosis%20welcome_to_the_ herd.gif
And the obligatory image :smallwink: . (It really does wind up feeling like the show has you downright brainwashed after a time. Especially when you start spending time on a Pony image site looking for cute fan art. Also once you realize that it has managed to make rainbows cool.)

Zevox

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 02:43 PM
Ah, Jade, you, er, know this is the station's bridge, right?

And there's like, a half a dozen of us watching you?

Also, the con-drain thing...

But kudos on getting aboard, that's no mean feat.

But commander, you said to leave that window in the shields open for teleportation in case Lix came bac-

Shutupshutupshutup!

Oops.

*without raising head* Hopereaver?

Yes?

Here is my fist. As I cannot be bothered to move, please run into it.

Y-yessir.

*whump*

Ouch.

*turns to Jade and extends both hands deliberately to either side of Jade's head*

*long stare*

*simultaneous flicks both ears*

Jade tilts her head and intently stares back into the eye...sockets of the lich before her, quizzically wondering just what he's up t-

"NYYEEAAAHH!"

Athaniar
2011-10-11, 02:51 PM
At first my mind tried to fight it. "No! You don't like ponies! You like adult stuff, like violence and war and... stuff."

Then I said to my mind, "Why should happiness, friendship, and fun only be for children?"

And then I liked ponies.

Pokonic
2011-10-11, 02:53 PM
And fillyTrixie proves to be a worthy advisary for fillyTwilight in terms of adorableness...

Gah! The cute, I.. I cant take it anymore!


Then I said to my mind, "Why should happiness, friendship, and fun only be for children?"

And then I liked ponies

And then all was good.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-11, 02:53 PM
At first my mind tried to fight it. "No! You don't like ponies! You like adult stuff, like violence and war and... stuff."

Then I said to my mind, "Why should happiness, friendship, and fun only be for children?"

And then I liked ponies.
Good man, good man. Welcome to the herd, as the cool kids say!

erikun
2011-10-11, 02:54 PM
Doesn't have to involve actual romance. A mutual respect and deep friendship would be perfectly fine with me.

Either way, getting her to visit Zecora is easy as you say. But where from there?
Well, where do you want to take it from there?

Learning herbalism has a lot of potential for story. Applejack tends to be stubborn insists on being able to do things herself, so learning some "magic" would be something believable for her character. However, they'll likely be some conflict between Applejack-Zecora as AJ prefers directions clear-cut with a foward explanation, while Zecora tends towards rhyme and ritual and her herbalism recipes may not be anything that you could shortcut through.

There is also the possibility that Applejack doesn't want her friends to know what she's been doing (she doesn't want Twilight to think AJ considers her unreliable, etc.) and so the Element of Poorly-Lying must make up increasingly convoluted excuses for her disappearances and ponies seeing her near the Everfree Forest from time to time.

The others were more excuses for Applejack to be in contact with Zecora, if you had a story that needed the two to be talking for some reason.


Or you could use different ones for different stories. For example, start with a story where Winona gets sick by eating something from the Everfree Forest. Fluttershy can't help her, so Applejack gets Zecora to see what she can do to help. A second story could involve Applejack wanting to learn herbalism, with the Applejack-Zecora conflict and AJ's evasive lying going with it. A third could have have them in frequent contact in talking about growing crops, and... I don't know, AJ trying to convince Zecora to move closer to town? A famine that they need to find the cause? I suppose whatever could work there, if you want to plan a third story already. :smalltongue:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 02:55 PM
At first my mind tried to fight it. "No! You don't like ponies! You like adult stuff, like violence and war and... stuff."

Then I said to my mind, "Why should happiness, friendship, and fun only be for children?"

And then I liked ponies.

If only more people thought like this, you know? The world would be a little bit better of a place.

Welcome to the herd, friend.

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 02:59 PM
Chapter 2 (again)(sorry >.<)
The next few years were interesting, to say the least. I couldn’t reveal the true meaning behind my cutie mark to my family or the other colts and fillies, so I was forced to pretend that it was actually meant to represent a passion for farming. My parents were disappointed; after all, farming is an Earth Pony occupation. Unicorns are supposed to be better than that. But it was what it was, and there was no changing it, so they accepted it. I learned the rudiments of farming from the local Earth Ponies (who smirked to themselves about a Unicorn like myself having to work and get their hooves dirty like them), and discovered that my talents applied to harvesting. A surprise, but a beneficial one, because it allowed me to maintain my cover.

In the meantime, I did what I could to learn more about my real talent. Books on the subject were understandably rare, ponies being ponies, but I still managed to get my hooves on some thanks to my local library. When those tomes were leafed through to the point where pages were coming loose from their bindings, I turned to the Doo family. Ditzy was the closest thing I had to a friend: behind those googly eyes was a gentle, caring soul, and I alone out of our class had never made fun of her for that deformity. The first time I broached the subject to her, she was hesitant, but after I told her of how I had gotten my cutie mark she relented. Everything we needed to track down books of magic was in her parents’ house, and we scrimped and saved enough to pay for them ourselves. Nopony gave the packages a second look, and I made up Ditzy’s share by playing with her at school and keeping her company at home. That was a good time, and Ditzy is still one of my closest friends, as much as somepony like me can have friends.

As we grew up and moved into our niches, I kept my secret studies, practicing what I learned on monsters in the Everfree Forest. There were times when those spells wouldn’t work and I’d get beaten up or scratched, and before I learned how to master the backlash from my more destructive spells I came back to my house with a bloody muzzle more than once. As I grew more powerful magically, I forced myself to learn a simple healing spell; not much, but enough to at least pass the monster claw marks off as thorn scratches and to prevent myself from scarring.

Life was better, but I still felt incomplete. Even with the sessions in the Forest, I still felt like something was missing, that I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to. On the farm, I was told good-naturedly to stay away from the crops until harvest time, which left me plenty of free time to pursue my studies. When harvest time came around, it was all the poor Earth Ponies could do to keep up with me as I became a hurricane of magic. With my help, harvest time took a quarter of what it had before, so in my coworkers’ opinion I more than made up for my absence the rest of the year.

I fell into a routine, alternating between studying, practicing, and spending time with Ditzy Doo. I got so used to being dissatisfied with my life that I didn’t even notice it anymore. And then that fateful Summer Sun Celebration happened, and everything changed once again.


And chapter 3.
It didn’t change immediately this time. To be honest, I didn’t even know what had happened until I learned later from Ditzy. I was too busy poring through a new acquisition, and I didn’t even notice when the sun failed to rise.

Ditzy, sweetheart that she is, filled me in in her typical manner. The Princess’s sister, the Mare in the Moon, had returned after a thousand years of banishment. Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and the somewhat obnoxious unicorn mare I had seen tromping around town with a baby dragon on her back had gone into the Everfree Forest and beaten her. Princess Celestia had returned and shown mercy on her sister, even going so far as to welcome her back to the royal palace in Canterlot. Oh, and obnoxious unicorn mare was staying in the library now. *facehoof*

Life in Ponyville got a bit more interesting after that. It seemed like just about every week some new disaster would hit, as if some cosmic force was targeting us. Pinkie Pie’s antics, already slightly annoying and somewhat creepy, ramped up to unbelievable levels. Rainbow Dash and Applejack’s friendly rivalry would spike from time to time. Rarity… well, she stayed Rarity. Only more so, if that was possible. And Fluttershy started coming out of her shell a bit, which I for one enjoyed (although, as Ditzy likes to point out, I seem to have a thing for mares with wings). I did my best to avoid the library and its new tenant, and everything settled into a new, slightly different routine.

One day, as I was studying, a knock came at my door. I opened it and found myself face-to-chest with a large, impressive Pegasus stallion. He was coal black, and dressed in dark blue metal armor, like a dark doppelganger of the Princess’s Skyguard. He gave me a cursory once-over, his eyes lingering on the scythe adorning my flank, before speaking.

“Are you Shadow the Unicorn?” His voice was deep, with a cultured accent marking him as a Canterlot native.

“I am. What brings you to my house today?” My own voice, like the rest of me, was wispy and light, almost undetectable after the larger pony’s rumble.

“I’ve been sent by the Princess to retrieve you. Please gather what you need and come with me, sir.”

“What does Princess Celestia want with me?” I asked, more than a little surprised. Flashbacks, quickly repressed, of my rejection from her academy fluttered through my mind.

That earned me an odd look from the huge Pegasus. “Not Celestia, sir. I’m bringing you to Princess Luna.”


Comments are, as always, both welcome and appreciated, be they good or bad.

Kindablue
2011-10-11, 03:09 PM
I was absent from ponythread for about a week, almost centered on that episode's release. Could someone please give me a brief overview of what all ponythread decided about her?

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/267/1/8/screwball_and_derpy_hooves_by_johnjoseco-d4aszxi.png (http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-and-Derpy-Hooves-260013798)

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 03:14 PM
Ah, Jade, you, er, know this is the station's bridge, right?

And there's like, a half a dozen of us watching you?

Also, the con-drain thing...

But kudos on getting aboard, that's no mean feat.

But commander, you said to leave that window in the shields open for teleportation in case Lix came bac-

Shutupshutupshutup!

Oops.

*without raising head* Hopereaver?

Yes?

Here is my fist. As I cannot be bothered to move, please run into it.

Y-yessir.

*whump*

Ouch.
Wow, Hopereaver, Aotrs really has the pants in your relationship. :smalltongue:

Vorpalbob
2011-10-11, 03:17 PM
Applejack has a problem. You see, I got this idea that I wanted to write her a story, 'cause Applejack doesn't get enough love.
it's just that she's... not very noticeable and more importantly I get absolute no inspiration from her.

This is what we refer to in the theatre business as being upstaged. A wonderful and likable character is simply overshadowed by the insanity that surrounds her. It's no wonder she has to fight for the attention of the audience, just look at who she shares the stage with!

Twilight has awe-inspiring magical abilities
Rarity is popular and exceedingly beautiful
Rainbowdash is loud, arrogant and generally makes herself the center of attention
Fluttershy is simply the most adorable thing ever
And Pinkie Pie... RANDOMLY BREAKS INTO SONG.

SERIOUSLY.

Applejack has to resort to straight-up acts of heroism to attract attention, where as the others draw attention by simply being there. AJ is the closest this cast has to a 'straight' character. And you know what? That's what works so well about her. She's the character everyone relates to. She's the calm, controlled one. Whether or not we actively recognize it, we base our responses to events based on her.

Long story short, it would be interesting to see how AJ would react to being the center of attention more often, but keep in mind that she is actually best when she is in a reactionary role.

/character analysis

Trixie
2011-10-11, 03:18 PM
...I sort of wonder who requested to close last thread :smallsigh:

MCerberus
2011-10-11, 03:21 PM
Jade tilts her head and intently stares back into the eye...sockets of the lich before her, quizzically wondering just what he's up t-

"NYYEEAAAHH!"

*suddenly ship is struck by blast from the OFC Laughter*

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-11, 03:22 PM
...I sort of wonder who requested to close last thread :smallsigh:

'Tis unusual, that. I don't remember any of the rest being closed - especially since we'd already left!

Maybe he just saw it while browsing or something.


*suddenly ship is struck by blast from the OFC Laughter*

Wonderful thing, shields...

(I always put the shield up while CSI Miami is on, don't I Hopereaver?

wmfhhw wibbile floog *blither*

Yes, quite...)

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 03:24 PM
And Pinkie Pie... RANDOMLY BREAKS INTO SONG.


And has The Mask-esque cartoon powers which defy even Equestria's laws of physics (which are questionable at best). And has the most extreme of all the mane characters' breakdowns. And frightened me (no easy thing to do for anything non-arachnoid in nature) BEFORE I read the Story Which Shall Not Be Named. I mean, really... Was Faust tripping acid when she came up with Pinkie's character concept? or just trashed on sugar?

Deadly
2011-10-11, 03:26 PM
Well, where do you want to take it from there?

Learning herbalism has a lot of potential for story. Applejack tends to be stubborn insists on being able to do things herself, so learning some "magic" would be something believable for her character. However, they'll likely be some conflict between Applejack-Zecora as AJ prefers directions clear-cut with a foward explanation, while Zecora tends towards rhyme and ritual and her herbalism recipes may not be anything that you could shortcut through.

There is also the possibility that Applejack doesn't want her friends to know what she's been doing (she doesn't want Twilight to think AJ considers her unreliable, etc.) and so the Element of Poorly-Lying must make up increasingly convoluted excuses for her disappearances and ponies seeing her near the Everfree Forest from time to time.

The others were more excuses for Applejack to be in contact with Zecora, if you had a story that needed the two to be talking for some reason.


Or you could use different ones for different stories. For example, start with a story where Winona gets sick by eating something from the Everfree Forest. Fluttershy can't help her, so Applejack gets Zecora to see what she can do to help. A second story could involve Applejack wanting to learn herbalism, with the Applejack-Zecora conflict and AJ's evasive lying going with it. A third could have have them in frequent contact in talking about growing crops, and... I don't know, AJ trying to convince Zecora to move closer to town? A famine that they need to find the cause? I suppose whatever could work there, if you want to plan a third story already. :smalltongue:

Hmm. Some good thoughts. And perhaps a good start, but I feel like I'm lacking something overarching and... grander. I don't know.

Also, no Applecore :smallfrown:


This is what we refer to in the theatre business as being upstaged. A wonderful and likable character is simply overshadowed by the insanity that surrounds her. It's no wonder she has to fight for the attention of the audience, just look at who she shares the stage with!

Twilight has awe-inspiring magical abilities
Rarity is popular and exceedingly beautiful
Rainbowdash is loud, arrogant and generally makes herself the center of attention
Fluttershy is simply the most adorable thing ever
And Pinkie Pie... RANDOMLY BREAKS INTO SONG.

SERIOUSLY.

Applejack has to resort to straight-up acts of heroism to attract attention, where as the others draw attention by simply being there. AJ is the closest this cast has to a 'straight' character. And you know what? That's what works so well about her. She's the character everyone relates to. She's the calm, controlled one. Whether or not we actively recognize it, we base our responses to events based on her.

Long story short, it would be interesting to see how AJ would react to being the center of attention more often, but keep in mind that she is actually best when she is in a reactionary role.

/character analysis

Good point.

http://i.imgur.com/KLXX3.png Hmm... I'm getting a strange idea. Need more thought, though. Thanks.

Zevox
2011-10-11, 03:30 PM
AJ is the closest this cast has to a 'straight' character. And you know what? That's what works so well about her. She's the character everyone relates to. She's the calm, controlled one. Whether or not we actively recognize it, we base our responses to events based on her.
I have my doubts about that. Personally I relate to Twilight far more than to Applejack - the whole asocial/socially awkward nerd thing is right on the money for me, while it's very hard for me to relate to a farmer.

Zevox

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-11, 03:30 PM
@byaku rai: Read through your story so far. Thoughts below:

Looks pretty good on first glance. I have to say, so far, you're handling a pony whose special talent is "making things die" rather well and with a minimum of grimdark and angst. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those, but it needs a good reason to exist in a world filled with happy marshmallow ponies. I'm waiting to see more of how your OC develops. Right now, I don't see much in the way of character flaws, but we are only three chapters in.

Overall, I'm interested to see where this is going. I'll give the chapters a closer look later and see if there's any grammar issues that stand out, but nothing caught my eye on the first glance. You do a good job with the narration. It really feels like a told story rather than a written one. Good job so far, and keep it up!

Adorable warning:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/184/622/58263%20-%20ponies_in_real_life%20rainbow_dash%20real_life% 20scootaloo%20scootalove.png?1318345277

Kindablue
2011-10-11, 03:35 PM
Also, no Applecore :smallfrown:

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110405224025/mlp/images/thumb/d/d0/Applecore.png/356px-Applecore.png

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 03:36 PM
@byaku rai: Read through your story so far. Thoughts below:

Looks pretty good on first glance. I have to say, so far, you're handling a pony whose special talent is "making things die" rather well and with a minimum of grimdark and angst. Not that there's anything wrong with either of those, but it needs a good reason to exist in a world filled with happy marshmallow ponies. I'm waiting to see more of how your OC develops. Right now, I don't see much in the way of character flaws, but we are only three chapters in.

Overall, I'm interested to see where this is going. I'll give the chapters a closer look later and see if there's any grammar issues that stand out, but nothing caught my eye on the first glance. You do a good job with the narration. It really feels like a told story rather than a written one. Good job so far, and keep it up!

Many thanks, friend. ^^ I'm not entirely sure where Shadow is going developmentwise, myself. I'll just have to wait and see I guess (I prescribe to the Stephen King theory of writing, that the characters have an existence at least partially independent of the writer. Makes planning the stories difficult, but more fun I think. :smallbiggrin:).

Deadly
2011-10-11, 03:38 PM
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110405224025/mlp/images/thumb/d/d0/Applecore.png/356px-Applecore.png

Nice. I should have known there'd be one already :) Not much to suggest she has any relation to either Applejack or Zecora, though.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-11, 03:48 PM
...I sort of wonder who requested to close last thread :smallsigh:


'Tis unusual, that. I don't remember any of the rest being closed - especially since we'd already left!

Maybe he just saw it while browsing or something.


I was wondering the same thing too. I'm thinking like Aotrs, that the mod just noticed it and decided to make sure we didn't keep posting there, even though we weren't ¯\(°_o)/¯



*can explodes behind the Captain with a stupidly disproportionately massive firey - and windy - explosion. This outlines the captain impressively, until the blackened, wind-scowered sardine fragments rain down*



Yeah, why is it 90% of the time I contribute something awesome, it's usually at the tail-end of the thread! (This isn't the first time it's happened...)
*as the blackened sardine fragments fall down, the soot brushes away to reveal that the contents of the can were not actually sardines, but in fact was glitter and confetti*

http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 03:50 PM
Lix, just how far back could a mortal be de-aged? Would it be possible to say, turn the thread into fillies/colts in order to cause massive diabetes? :smalltongue:

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-11, 03:50 PM
I was wondering the same thing too. I'm thinking like Aotrs, that the mod just noticed it and decided to make sure we didn't keep posting there, even though we weren't ¯\(°_o)/¯



*as the blackened sardine fragments fall down, the soot brushes away to reveal that the contents of the can were not actually sardines, but in fact was glitter and confetti*

http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

So I guess you could say he...

*dons punglasses* :smallcool:

...threw you a party.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 03:51 PM
Lix, just how far back could a mortal be de-aged? Would it be possible to say, turn the thread into fillies/colts in order to cause massive diabetes? :smalltongue:
I think so.

Gamerlord
2011-10-11, 03:53 PM
I think so.
Don't you dare try it, I have had quite enough cuteness overloads today! :smalltongue:

Brazen Shield
2011-10-11, 03:55 PM
*pops in*

HI EVERYPONY!

*giggles madly*

I had a red bull. It was AWESOME! I am just a litttttttttle bit hyper right now *continues giggling*

Just wanted to POP in and say "HI" to the new thread. I have things to say later~

Has to go now~ TTYL
TTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTY
LLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL*explodes*

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 03:55 PM
I think so.

Want to give me a hand with it? :smallwink:


Don't you dare try it, I have had quite enough cuteness overloads today! :smalltongue:

Pfft, next you'll be saying you've had too much pony! :smalltongue:

Nameless
2011-10-11, 03:56 PM
Slightly off topic, but I started listening some pony inspired music a Youtube user has uploaded. Some of the stuff his/her stuff is seriously awesome (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91QXNr41FM&feature=related).


Adorable warning:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/184/622/58263%20-%20ponies_in_real_life%20rainbow_dash%20real_life% 20scootaloo%20scootalove.png?1318345277

So much d'awness. /)o3o(\

Gamerlord
2011-10-11, 03:56 PM
Pfft, next you'll be saying you've had too much pony! :smalltongue:
As heretical as it may sound, there is such a thing. :smalltongue:

Lix Lorn
2011-10-11, 04:04 PM
*pops in*

HI EVERYPONY!

*giggles madly*

I had a red bull. It was AWESOME! I am just a litttttttttle bit hyper right now *continues giggling*

Just wanted to POP in and say "HI" to the new thread. I have things to say later~

Has to go now~ TTYL
TTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTY
LLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL*explodes*
I fear for us all. :smalltongue:


Want to give me a hand with it? :smallwink:

Pfft, next you'll be saying you've had too much pony! :smalltongue:
Sure why not. :smallbiggrin:

Mixt
2011-10-11, 04:13 PM
Oh my, i have recently read a World Of Warcraft fanfic where the title of one of the chapters was "If in doubt, blame The Old Gods"

Which lead to this review.


The title of the chapter made me laugh, especially as it's so easy to shove Yogg Saron or C'thun into things and blame them.

My Little Pony corrupting the people of the net? Old Gods. No other explanation.

The Taint- WHINING MORTALS, SO CONCERNED WITH YOUR LIVES THAT YOU FAIL TO SEE MY TRUE MACHINATIONS. YGG'GMULA PONY FTAGHN!

...THIS IS ALL AN OLD GOD PLOT AHHHH!!!

*Runs away from the ponies, screaming about The Taint, ponies, and how we are all going to end up like the black dragonflight*

...Ponies...:smalleek:

Deadly
2011-10-11, 04:21 PM
Oh my, i have recently read a World Of Warcraft fanfic where the title of one of the chapters was "If in doubt, blame The Old Gods"

Which lead to this review.



...THIS IS ALL AN OLD GOD PLOT AHHHH!!!

*Runs away from the ponies, screaming about The Taint, ponies, and how we are all going to end up like the black dragonflight*

...Ponies...:smalleek:

Appropriate image dump:

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/160/3/9/cthulestia_by_nullh-d3ihn1r.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/237/0/3/warnings_from_the_paintings_by_tofutiles-d47u80z.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/192/1/0/equestrian_horror_by_tofutiles-d3loqlr.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/116/f/9/my_little_reanimator_by_don_komandorr-d3ey1hy.jpg

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/164/0/c/cthulhu_is_magic_by_tofutiles-d3iv7ee.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/261/4/7/call_of_the_cmc_by_csimadmax-d4a91i8.png

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/254/c/2/ponynomicon_by_the_gneech-d49ljqu.jpg

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-11, 04:21 PM
Wow, Hopereaver, Aotrs really has the pants in your relationship. :smalltongue:

It's more she's the Baldrick to my Blackadder.

Only microscopically better smelling.

...

...

That's not a complement to Hopereaver, by the way; more a statement of how really bad Baldrick smells - since that was true even while she was a skeletal corpse.

And I have no appreciable sense of smell1.

...wwfrle whyfore do the pixies eat my toes sploodle zifflewob splung...

Conversation's about the same level too...


*as the blackened sardine fragments fall down, the soot brushes away to reveal that the contents of the can were not actually sardines, but in fact was glitter and confetti*

http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

*sigh*

I-


So I guess you could say he...

*dons punglasses* :smallcool:

...threw you a party.

*skullpalm*



Also, tangentially related, Horatio Caine is the Best Police Character Ever. He is totally like the CSI Batman. No, really, he has like Batman's teleporting vanish and appear out of nowhere power!

(The episode I just watched closed out with him in a room with some abuser-guy and locking the doors and closing the blinds while "waiting" for the guy's lawyer... He's frag damn hilarious!)



1Never did while alive, so I didn't develop one in Undeath.

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 04:32 PM
Sure why not. :smallbiggrin:

Who's first? :smallbiggrin:

Gadora
2011-10-11, 04:34 PM
*eyeglow twitch*

*eyeglow twitch*

I meant shipping involving me personally.



Must I avoid hyperbole completely ponythread?

What is it that drives everypony to pedantically interpret everything I say completely literally? I thought this was ponythread not Ankh-Morpork.

*skulldesk*

Because you're fun to mess with and you seem to have fun being messed with.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/267/1/8/screwball_and_derpy_hooves_by_johnjoseco-d4aszxi.png (http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-and-Derpy-Hooves-260013798)

Thanks.

erikun
2011-10-11, 04:38 PM
Well now, this is certainly something. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlCQPSYhiVk)

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 04:40 PM
Who's first? :smallbiggrin:

I think I'll pass...

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 04:43 PM
I think I'll pass...

You don't want to be an adorable little pony? :smalltongue:

Zevox
2011-10-11, 04:45 PM
Hm, has anyone posted these yet?
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c96641ad6db3ada2e2724f80258d5689/69799%20-%20Link%20boomerang%20crossover%20derpy_hooves%20l egend_of_zelda%20shield%20sword%20transparent%20we apon.png (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69799?search=derpy_hooves)
Gonna have to link this one, image url contains a censored word (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/66662?search=derpy_hooves). It's 100% safe-for-work and small children though.

Also, I think this is my favorite Derpy image:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/226e94b807eb149e72cffba19e6c6cae/64957%20-%20artist%3Atod%20derpy_hooves%20dinky_doo%20dinky _hooves.jpg (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/64957?search=derpy_hooves%20dinky_hooves)
Momma Derpy is best Derpy.
Zevox

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 04:50 PM
You don't want to be an adorable little pony? :smalltongue:

Eh, I see myself more of a diamond dog...

Wow, Am I even allowed to have a diamond dog OC? Pretty sure I haven't seen any of those yet.

Also, if your a (admittedly adorable) little pony, how are you supposed to reach things that are on the second shelf? Riddle me that, good sir!

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 04:52 PM
have a comic....
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xUl79I7IrW0/TpQQa0y3y2I/AAAAAAAANsM/YEN6mXkfk3M/s1600/rainbow__s_end_by_tifu-d4cba1v.png

I totally knew what Pinkie was doing the whole time http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 04:52 PM
Eh, I see myself more of a diamond dog...

Wow, Am I even allowed to have a diamond dog OC? Pretty sure I haven't seen any of those yet.

Also, if your a (admittedly adorable) little pony, how are you supposed to reach things that are on the second shelf? Riddle me that, good sir!

Okay, so you'd be a diamond puppy instead. :smallbiggrin:

And lots of ways! HumanPony pyramid, moving a chair over, climbing it, or getting one of the telekinetic unicorns to get it. :smalltongue:

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 05:03 PM
Okay, so you'd be a diamond puppy instead. :smallbiggrin:

And lots of ways! HumanPony pyramid, moving a chair over, climbing it, or getting one of the telekinetic unicorns to get it. :smalltongue:

Hrm... Well, that seems logical...

But you need coordination for human pony assorted creature pyramids, and unicorns lack magical strength at a young age...

I guess it really depends on the chair then, eh?

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 05:04 PM
Hrm... Well, that seems logical...

But you need coordination for human pony assorted creature pyramids, and unicorns lack magical strength at a young age...

I guess it really depends on the chair then, eh?

Filly Rarity seemed to have at least enough to get the cookie jar down from the top shelf... :smallwink:

And we all know how much power filly Twilight had.

Pokonic
2011-10-11, 05:06 PM
And we all know how much power filly Twilight had.

Unlimited Powha!

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 05:06 PM
Filly Rarity seemed to have at least enough to get the cookie jar down from the top shelf... :smallwink:

And we all know how much power filly Twilight had.


Unlimited Powha!

Well, before her outburst, she was having trouble turning a page...

erikun
2011-10-11, 05:08 PM
Also, if your a (admittedly adorable) little pony, how are you supposed to reach things that are on the second shelf? Riddle me that, good sir!
I think the point of being a little pony is to do things in the most adorable way possible. Observe.

Warning: The following spoiler is not recommended for those who may be experiencing heart problems.
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/227/3/e/ninja_woona_by_egophiliac-d46l52z.png (http://egophiliac.deviantart.com/art/ninja-woona-252928763)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/7/sleepy_luna_by_kurokaji11-d41k9aq.png (http://kurokaji11.deviantart.com/art/Sleepy-Luna-244489490)

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/281/7/7/raising_the_moon_by_flausch_katzerl-d4c98f1.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Raising-the-Moon-262450909)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/256/f/0/naptime_by_ellispony-d49s3mu.png (http://ellispony.deviantart.com/art/Naptime-258292326)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/277/3/f/silent_terror_by_flausch_katzerl-d4bv3ly.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Silent-terror-261791494)

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 05:10 PM
Well, before her outburst, she was having trouble turning a page...

You've never had trouble getting a page to turn, cause it's just so thin? It's not like she could lick her magic to help it stick to the page better.

Diego Havoc
2011-10-11, 05:13 PM
Cute school comic:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b3a123484b6746329d88b9902b74e1a8/69465%20-%20Diamond_Tiara%20Snails%20Trixie%20Twist%20apple _bloom%20artist%3Afadri%20cheerilee%20comic%20derp y_hooves%20dinky_doo%20rainbow_dash%20scootaloo%20 silver_spoon%20snips.jpg

Also have some Fausticorn:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/276a6d9ea55e01a550a3fa957092e447/69507%20-%20Discord%20artist%3Aequestria-prevails%20braces%20car%20celestia%20filly%20laure n_faust%20lauren_faust_is_best_pony%20luna%20mothe r_mare%20ponified%20sisters.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e02374ba6b7e4bb4f40e439865cdcad6/69248%20-%20Alicorn%20applejack%20artist%3Amixermike622%20f luttershy%20lauren_faust%20lauren_faust_is_best_po ny%20mane_six%20pinkie_pie%20ponified%20rainbow_da sh%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/9ebe5f844ee22ab433465d8f1e07a456/65936%20-%20Alicorn%20artist%3AIvan-Chan%20lauren_faust%20oc%20ponified.png

G'night Ponythread!

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 05:16 PM
You've never had trouble getting a page to turn, cause it's just so thin? It's not like she could lick her magic to help it stick to the page better.

'Aight, 'aight, ok. I could probably still bring something up, but I've already posted like 3 times on this page on this topic, so I'll just quit the field.


Cute school comic:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b3a123484b6746329d88b9902b74e1a8/69465%20-%20Diamond_Tiara%20Snails%20Trixie%20Twist%20apple _bloom%20artist%3Afadri%20cheerilee%20comic%20derp y_hooves%20dinky_doo%20rainbow_dash%20scootaloo%20 silver_spoon%20snips.jpg

Also have some Fausticorn:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/276a6d9ea55e01a550a3fa957092e447/69507%20-%20Discord%20artist%3Aequestria-prevails%20braces%20car%20celestia%20filly%20laure n_faust%20lauren_faust_is_best_pony%20luna%20mothe r_mare%20ponified%20sisters.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e02374ba6b7e4bb4f40e439865cdcad6/69248%20-%20Alicorn%20applejack%20artist%3Amixermike622%20f luttershy%20lauren_faust%20lauren_faust_is_best_po ny%20mane_six%20pinkie_pie%20ponified%20rainbow_da sh%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/9ebe5f844ee22ab433465d8f1e07a456/65936%20-%20Alicorn%20artist%3AIvan-Chan%20lauren_faust%20oc%20ponified.png
G'night Ponythread!

Fausticorn is besticorn.

Also, you must live in a completely differnent time zone then me for this to be goodnight. I feel so multi-cultural right now, you don't even know.


I think the point of being a little pony is to do things in the most adorable way possible. Observe.

Warning: The following spoiler is not recommended for those who may be experiencing heart problems.
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/227/3/e/ninja_woona_by_egophiliac-d46l52z.png (http://egophiliac.deviantart.com/art/ninja-woona-252928763)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/7/sleepy_luna_by_kurokaji11-d41k9aq.png (http://kurokaji11.deviantart.com/art/Sleepy-Luna-244489490)

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/281/7/7/raising_the_moon_by_flausch_katzerl-d4c98f1.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Raising-the-Moon-262450909)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/256/f/0/naptime_by_ellispony-d49s3mu.png (http://ellispony.deviantart.com/art/Naptime-258292326)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/277/3/f/silent_terror_by_flausch_katzerl-d4bv3ly.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Silent-terror-261791494)

Maybe that's the point of being a little Luna, but uh, yeah. Little ponies have other points. Like growing.

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 05:28 PM
I think the point of being a little pony is to do things in the most adorable way possible. Observe.

Warning: The following spoiler is not recommended for those who may be experiencing heart problems.
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/227/3/e/ninja_woona_by_egophiliac-d46l52z.png (http://egophiliac.deviantart.com/art/ninja-woona-252928763)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/7/sleepy_luna_by_kurokaji11-d41k9aq.png (http://kurokaji11.deviantart.com/art/Sleepy-Luna-244489490)

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/281/7/7/raising_the_moon_by_flausch_katzerl-d4c98f1.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Raising-the-Moon-262450909)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/256/f/0/naptime_by_ellispony-d49s3mu.png (http://ellispony.deviantart.com/art/Naptime-258292326)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/277/3/f/silent_terror_by_flausch_katzerl-d4bv3ly.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Silent-terror-261791494)

Luna! :smallbiggrin: best pony ever. Thank you for making my day.

erikun
2011-10-11, 05:30 PM
Maybe that's the point of being a little Luna, but uh, yeah. Little ponies have other points. Like growing.
It's not just limited to Luna.
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/163/5/6/lessons_art_by_low_key_by_dizzypacce-d3irz82.png (http://dizzypacce.deviantart.com/art/Lessons-ART-BY-Low-Key-212936978)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/282/a/2/mlp_____lyre_hero___by_krekka01-d4ccgie.png (http://krekka01.deviantart.com/art/MLP-quot-Lyre-Hero-quot-262601366)

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/151/f/5/lyra__s_ponymas_present_by_shutterflye-d3hoqks.png (http://shutterflye.deviantart.com/art/Lyra-s-Ponymas-Present-211106188)

And let us not forget:
part 1
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/186/a/2/a_slice_of_life___octavia_by_dreatos-d3l4rzm.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-216893362)

part 2
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/187/5/1/a_slice_of_life___octavia_2_by_dreatos-d3l8pg3.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-2-217076691)

part 3
http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/189/d/b/a_slice_of_life__octavia_3_by_dreatos-d3lcv2u.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-3-217270614)

part 4
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/200/0/6/a_slice_of_life__octavia_4_by_dreatos-d40vrd3.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-4-243346503)
I hope I don't kill anyone's browser with all these images, though. :smalleek:

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 05:32 PM
It's not just limited to Luna.
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/163/5/6/lessons_art_by_low_key_by_dizzypacce-d3irz82.png (http://dizzypacce.deviantart.com/art/Lessons-ART-BY-Low-Key-212936978)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/282/a/2/mlp_____lyre_hero___by_krekka01-d4ccgie.png (http://krekka01.deviantart.com/art/MLP-quot-Lyre-Hero-quot-262601366)

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/151/f/5/lyra__s_ponymas_present_by_shutterflye-d3hoqks.png (http://shutterflye.deviantart.com/art/Lyra-s-Ponymas-Present-211106188)

And let us not forget:
part 1
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/186/a/2/a_slice_of_life___octavia_by_dreatos-d3l4rzm.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-216893362)

part 2
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/187/5/1/a_slice_of_life___octavia_2_by_dreatos-d3l8pg3.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-2-217076691)

part 3
http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/189/d/b/a_slice_of_life__octavia_3_by_dreatos-d3lcv2u.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-3-217270614)

part 4
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/200/0/6/a_slice_of_life__octavia_4_by_dreatos-d40vrd3.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/A-slice-of-life-Octavia-4-243346503)
I hope I don't kill anyone's browser with all these images, though. :smalleek:

I forgot about the Octavia comics...

Wow...

tonberrian
2011-10-11, 05:43 PM
Who's first? :smallbiggrin:

What's second!

erikun
2011-10-11, 05:45 PM
What was that? MORE OCTAVIA, you say?

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/253/9/7/alternative_octavia__s_dress_by_hydroscope-d49gosh.jpg (http://hydroscope.deviantart.com/art/Alternative-Octavia-s-dress-257759873)

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/254/b/9/miss_octavia_of_canterlot_by_filipinoninja95-d49l8h7.png (http://filipinoninja95.deviantart.com/art/Miss-Octavia-of-Canterlot-257972011)

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/392a866f7e19e4fe6497c28638ac1592/47025%20-%20Octavia%20artist%3Abriskby%20cello%20double_bas s%20double_cello%20portrait.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/df5b6969960bd887fd3100c2de1817d6/65714%20-%20Octavia%20artist%3Abriskby%20double_bass%20elec tric_double_bass.png

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/167/f/e/octavia_by_dreatos-d3j4dbz.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-213515135)

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/267/c/a/octavia_by_furrydinner-d4audg0.png (http://furrydinner.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-260077968)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/269/1/9/octavia_keychain_by_feyrah-d4azsbe.png (http://feyrah.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-Keychain-260330522)

I hope I'm showing off a few images that people haven't seen yet.

Topaz
2011-10-11, 05:48 PM
I was absent from ponythread for about a week, almost centered on that episode's release. Could someone please give me a brief overview of what all ponythread decided about her?

At this point I've seen several fan theories, but I don't think any one has stuck yet. Her resemblance to Diamond Tiara has led to theories that she is DT herself while affected by Discord, that she's DT's crazy mother, and that she's DT's embarrassing aunt who runs the Ponyville Joke Shop. She's also been portrayed as Derpy's new best friend, or Derpy herself under Discording.

FFRP: FINDING BERRY ANN
Topaz shakes her head, creates another platform and levitates the cart onto it, embedding the cart wheels to prevent slippage. Taking off, she maneuvers between the diminishing blasts of jello, hoping that the cannons don't switch to something dangerous (Like peanut butter.) and attempts to intercept Starry's increasingly erratic flight path. ALLONS-Y!

Trixie
2011-10-11, 05:48 PM
Indeed :smallwink:

erikun
2011-10-11, 05:52 PM
At this point I've seen several fan theories, but I don't think any one has stuck yet. Her resemblance to Diamond Tiara has led to theories that she is DT herself while affected by Discord, that she's DT's crazy mother, and that she's DT's embarrassing aunt who runs the Ponyville Joke Shop. She's also been portrayed as Derpy's new best friend, or Derpy herself under Discording.
Also: That Ditzy has declared her a rival, and this interpretation.
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f9201dc99744f57b01091ed946e8ed9b/63176%20-%20Diamond_Tiara%20artist%3Acartoonlion%20deleteme %20duplicate%20screwball%20sisters.png

Thanqol
2011-10-11, 05:57 PM
New thread? Hi new thread.

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Vorpalbob
2011-10-11, 05:57 PM
What's second!

I don't know's on third! http://i.imgur.com/jaolo.jpg


I have my doubts about that. Personally I relate to Twilight far more than to Applejack - the whole asocial/socially awkward nerd thing is right on the money for me, while it's very hard for me to relate to a farmer.

I get what you're saying, and I believe I may have phrased my opinion badly.

Relate may not be the word I'm going for. What I mean is that while we all have our favorites and characters we identify with, there's always the... barometer character.

The character who, even if they aren't the focus of an event, can convey the seriousness of the situation with just their reaction. If that character is starting to be worried/angry/scared, you know that things aren't going to end well.

I hope this makes it clear. English is a clumsy language, with profound conceptual gaps that occasionally trip me up. 'Tis a shame I don't know any others. :smalltongue:

BlasTech
2011-10-11, 06:02 PM
I love the smell of new ponythread in the morning :smalltongue:

Let's open the day down here with some Lyra/Bon Bon D'aww:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/282/c/8/and_at_last_i_see_the_light_by_why485-d4c9t7m.jpg

erikun
2011-10-11, 06:07 PM
Let's open the day down here with some Lyra/Bon Bon D'aww:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/282/c/8/and_at_last_i_see_the_light_by_why485-d4c9t7m.jpg
I have to wonder how many people actually saw Tangled to get the reference.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-11, 06:12 PM
*pops in*

HI EVERYPONY!

*giggles madly*

I had a red bull. It was AWESOME! I am just a litttttttttle bit hyper right now *continues giggling*

Just wanted to POP in and say "HI" to the new thread. I have things to say later~

Has to go now~ TTYL
TTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTY
LLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL*explodes*

This couldn't possibly end in fire and tree sap badly! http://i.imgur.com/jaolo.png


Who's first? :smallbiggrin:

Eeep! *finds new bush to hide in*


New thread? Hi new thread.

-snipped for length (and awesomeness)-

Ha! Ha! Ha! That's so true! I just wish I had something to actually contribute to this fantastic observation!

BlasTech
2011-10-11, 06:12 PM
I have to wonder how many people actually saw Tangled to get the reference.

I did, and now I have that song stuck in my head again.:smalltongue:

erikun
2011-10-11, 06:17 PM
I did, and now I have that song stuck in my head again.:smalltongue:
And now, everyone else can too. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl4QPh0pmXE)
http://i.imgur.com/2X8Vx.png

[EDIT] @v: Because I didn't want to post something that has shown up in the Ponythread repeatedly before. Also, that isn't the best Octavia/Creed crossover either (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/Inks-A-different-kind-of-kill-256289761).

Eakin
2011-10-11, 06:18 PM
What was that? MORE OCTAVIA, you say?

http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/253/9/7/alternative_octavia__s_dress_by_hydroscope-d49gosh.jpg (http://hydroscope.deviantart.com/art/Alternative-Octavia-s-dress-257759873)

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/254/b/9/miss_octavia_of_canterlot_by_filipinoninja95-d49l8h7.png (http://filipinoninja95.deviantart.com/art/Miss-Octavia-of-Canterlot-257972011)

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/392a866f7e19e4fe6497c28638ac1592/47025%20-%20Octavia%20artist%3Abriskby%20cello%20double_bas s%20double_cello%20portrait.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/df5b6969960bd887fd3100c2de1817d6/65714%20-%20Octavia%20artist%3Abriskby%20double_bass%20elec tric_double_bass.png

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/167/f/e/octavia_by_dreatos-d3j4dbz.png (http://dreatos.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-213515135)

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/267/c/a/octavia_by_furrydinner-d4audg0.png (http://furrydinner.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-260077968)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/269/1/9/octavia_keychain_by_feyrah-d4azsbe.png (http://feyrah.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-Keychain-260330522)

I hope I'm showing off a few images that people haven't seen yet.

How did you forget the Best Octavia crossover picture? (http://kloudmutt.deviantart.com/art/Octavia-s-creed-213424644)

Beeskee
2011-10-11, 06:41 PM
A new pony thread! I have.. 7 pages to catch up on, between the last one and this one. I can do this... I think.

Edit:

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeee's Baaaaaaaaaaaack!
One Last Trick Part 3.


I'm not the artist.
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/284/9/b/one_last_trick_part_3_by_mixermike622-d4chuxa.png

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 06:51 PM
Also have some Fausticorn:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/276a6d9ea55e01a550a3fa957092e447/69507%20-%20Discord%20artist%3Aequestria-prevails%20braces%20car%20celestia%20filly%20laure n_faust%20lauren_faust_is_best_pony%20luna%20mothe r_mare%20ponified%20sisters.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e02374ba6b7e4bb4f40e439865cdcad6/69248%20-%20Alicorn%20applejack%20artist%3Amixermike622%20f luttershy%20lauren_faust%20lauren_faust_is_best_po ny%20mane_six%20pinkie_pie%20ponified%20rainbow_da sh%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/9ebe5f844ee22ab433465d8f1e07a456/65936%20-%20Alicorn%20artist%3AIvan-Chan%20lauren_faust%20oc%20ponified.png

G'night Ponythread!


you see who she is hugging in the second one 8)

Fluttershy is mama's favorite
Fluttershy is best pony :smallcool:

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-11, 07:30 PM
I also have to resist the urge to collect all our responses, properly correct everything, and turn it into a fic. :smallredface:
I'll give you the same response I have when it comes to ponies, "Why resist?"


Lix, just how far back could a mortal be de-aged? Would it be possible to say, turn the thread into fillies/colts in order to cause massive diabetes? :smalltongue:
And now I think I'm going make little filly and colt versions of Iris Roughcut and Dangereaux Crossings (I still absolutely love saying that name). Should it be cutie mark age or not, can't decide.

On the subject of them, I'm currently creating their backgrounds and such and I wanted input on whether they should have grown up together or if they meet later as more of a "professional" meeting. Also I need a name for a small town.


A new pony thread! I have.. 7 pages to catch up on, between the last one and this one. I can do this... I think.
HA! I just caught up from page 35 of last thread, though I think I need to go lay down now because of that.

Zevox
2011-10-11, 08:08 PM
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/91fd05d6608fb28b4afe1d08b60cd088/69853%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20The_Room%20artist%3Adcencia%20c omic%20oh_hi%20parody%20sitting.png (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69853?search=Lyra)
Ha ha, what a funny story Bonbon.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Zevox

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 08:09 PM
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/91fd05d6608fb28b4afe1d08b60cd088/69853%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20The_Room%20artist%3Adcencia%20c omic%20oh_hi%20parody%20sitting.png (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69853?search=Lyra)
Ha ha, what a funny story Bonbon.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Zevox

I think everyone needs to write her dialogue like she sounded in the show...

It's kind of hilarious.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-11, 08:09 PM
I hope I'm not too late for the fillypics! Okay just one for now, but I promise it's a good one!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/184/046/68984%20-%20Trixie%20artist%253Atess%20filly%20hat%20sketch .png?1318211024

Gamerlord
2011-10-11, 08:10 PM
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/91fd05d6608fb28b4afe1d08b60cd088/69853%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20The_Room%20artist%3Adcencia%20c omic%20oh_hi%20parody%20sitting.png (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69853?search=Lyra)
Ha ha, what a funny story Bonbon.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Zevox
Ah, The Room, the traumatic memories are starting to come back...

Kurgan
2011-10-11, 08:10 PM
Well, I know I saw a new face while I skimmed what popped up today. Long day, don't feel like digging for ya, but know, this is for you, new guy:



http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/0da1a106ff7923e0fb2630d06310c636/12549%20-%20macro%20scootaloo.jpg
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/06c7d0d2105a1314ea928cadd5a55a09/7961%20-%20animated%20jumping%20scootaloo.gif
http://img.ponibooru.org/images/ec/ec96250ba0d21e071d00aa0d9d864fdc
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqf1wk7Cg71r25d4bo1_250.gif

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 08:12 PM
I hope I'm not too late for the fillypics! Okay just one for now, but I promise it's a good one!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/184/046/68984%20-%20Trixie%20artist%253Atess%20filly%20hat%20sketch .png?1318211024

You know, I thought this was adorable, but I've already seen so freakin' many adorable pictures from this fandom...

You know what I'm saying, fellas?

You probably don't, because I'm not even sure what I'm saying here.

EsperDerek
2011-10-11, 08:14 PM
Rarity's Night Haha. See what I did there? :smallbiggrin:
It took Rarity nye a single minute to have returned to Carousel Boutique, and even less time for the floor to be littered with dresses, needles, fabric, and in one location the odd sewing machine. It was such a mess, but she could clean up later. It was not as if the evening's newest prince were spending an evening in her humble abode. Her appearances to upkeep were her own.

"Oh what to wear, what to wear? It has been so many year since I have made myself such formal attire!" Another roll of fabric spun up into the air, only to be discarded across the room rather haphazardly, much to the annoyed yeowl of the ever aging Opalescence; echoed by her kitten Amethyst. Like mother like daughter, that roll of fabric would most likely be a complete loss to the fury of their little claws and teeth. Rarely ever did fabric survive in this shop anymore thanks to the addition of the little one.

"What are you doing up here sis? I haven't heard this much of a racket in here since the gala last time you went!" A now fully grown mare pressed her head against the walnut door, a creak of aged hinges barely piercing the commotion, and was greeted by the site of that same old gala dress hovering in midair before her frazzled looking sister. She shook her head, her purple and pink mane, still holding it's trademark curl; albeit a bit longer than she kept it as a filly, bobbed in the air, somehow belaying an effortless, natural grace; quite unlike the one that her sister held.

"Oh Sweetie Bell, darling, it's simply dreadful. I have nothing to wear this evening!"

"Um... Yeah? When's the last time you've had to wear anything?"

"Come to think of it, it was... Four years ago, when Hoity Toity called me to Canterlot for a show of my own designs." A sigh escaped her lips at the memory.

"And that's exactly why you don't have anything to wear. You're an absolute wreck! What is the occasion tonight?" Sweetie Bell was ever too happy to push the ever present joke. "Finally have that hot date with another prince?" Her visage had expressed a playful nudge, but the sudden gleam in her sister's eyes made her blood go cold. "Not... Not Blueblood again, right?"

"No, no my dear. This is a stallion who truly does understand a to treat a fine lady like yours truly."

"Well then who? And how?" The teenager was incredulous. She had never dreamed that her sister would ever have another opportunity at that particular wish, even with her fashion career slowly careening into the stars.

"Of course my dear, it's M-" And ever so charactaristically, Rarity recoiled visibly at the thought. Just for the fact that she saw no harm in it did not mean that the other cultured ponies would find this particular conduct acceptable, and Celestia knows how prone to gossip little Sweetie Bell was. Much like herself at that age, in fact. A soft red colored her cheeks. "M-M-My... My contact! Yes, my contact in Canterlot has set me up on a blind date with somepony he trusts will be truly a cut above the rest! Now, run along you, run along and let your sister prepare!" Sweetie Bell's hooves scraped and clopped against the fading varnish on the second floor as she was pushed rather hastily away by her older sister, the door slamming behind her, nearly smashing against her cutie mark.

---

Rarity stood just behind closed door of her Botique in a cleaned up little number from her past. It wasn't as if anything else she had even came close to fitting the mood of the evening. A little crimson number, a sash draped loosely around her front, hints and highlights of yellow splashed in all the right places. The fabric was worn in places as she extracted it from the box she had once thought it's grave, yet it was quick work for such a master seamstress. Her hair sat in a bun, steamed and teased to absolute perfection; while the Stallion she was set to meet may have accepted her as she stood, she herself would allow no less.

"He knocks, and wait exactly five seconds Rarity. Show you have a true balance between eagerness and preparation. Oh... Where could he be?" Truth be told it was still ten minutes prior to their arrangement, and yet she found herself clopping her freshly polished slippers on the ground in frustration of anticipation already.

Rarity's Night
Once the door had been closed on the handsome Prince, the colour drained from his face. The enormity of his task dawned on him. He had promised a night to remember, the best night ever, to Rarity, and he had promised it to be this night. The fulfillment of a dream long thought shattered to pieces, so many years ago. His words had slipped so easily, so gracefully from his mouth, for he had spoken from his heart. From the heart of a young mare, so eager to please somepony she loved, no matter what guise she wore.

But words were one thing. Even Blueblood knew how to spin words. It was the actions that mattered, and that was what was looming over Midnight now, like an unscalable wall. There was so much to do, and so little time to do it in!

And so, a purple blur tore through Ponyville. Midnight, returned to her normal gender for the moment, was so much like her mother in that, if there was a problem to be solved, then the first step was research. After the rather reprehensible Guide had nearly ruined a previous date, Midnight had taken it upon herself to purchase proper materials, and learn from them. But she had never needed the information from a stallion's point of view! Oh, how she cursed the fact that she had left those books at the library, instead of the little hideaway she had built for her private moments.

She knew, however, the fortune would favor her that day. Her show-mare of a mother had been planning a rather elaborate show for the next day, and had needed both Twilight and Spike's help to do it. Yes, it was going to be a simple matter of getting in, grabbing the books, and getting out. Thirty seconds, tops.

Yes, she reflected as she swung the door to the library open. Fortune favor-

"Hey, look out!"

Fortune, and Midnight, promptly tripped over a purple and green dragon, and was sent spiraling into the floor of bad luck.

"Geez, Mids, where are you going in such a hurry? I thought you were helping Rarity today." Spike said, none the worse for wear. As he helped his 'little sister' up, Midnight felt a pang of guilt.

Spike had always had a crush on Rarity. Still had a crush on Rarity. Just then, when he had spoken her name, he had done so with a loving sigh. Yet, it was Midnight who would be doing this. Midnight who had the chance that he had so craved for years.

"Yeah, I think I'm okay, Spike. I could say the same for you, I thought you were with Mom and Momma." Midnight stammered, trying not to look guilty, doing her very best not to let her sleeve display what was in her heart like it usually did. Spike sighed.

They sent me to get a magic book, but it's taking forever to find it!" Spike groused, and sure enough, the library was in a shambles, piles upon piles of books thrown about by a frustrated young dragon.

"R-Right! Me too! I-I went to get a book on sewing for Rarity!" Midnight pounced upon the excuse like a thirsty pony would a glass of water. Her horn glowed, and she promptly grabbed a book from the scattered piles of texts. She didn't even really know if it was the right one, she just promptly shoved it into her saddlebag. Spike's eyes glimmered with hope.

"Hey, I know! Why don't I take that book to Rarity, and you can help Twilight and Trixie?" He offered, rubbing his hands in anticipation. Midnight went scarlet, and her stomach lurched. "C'mon, Mids..."

"What Rarity and I are doing, I'm afraid you can't help with, Spike..." Midnight said, sighing as loudly as possible, to make it sound like she didn't want to really be doing. "You know, it's something only...uhm, only I can help her with..."

"Oh, I guess she's using you as a living mannequin, huh? Well, I gues-"

"Thanksforunderstandingsayhitomomandmomma!" Midnight spilled out, using that moment of weakness to back out of the library in rapid reverse, leaving a very confused Spike in her wake.

"Man, she's acting weird again. Huh...Doesn't she usually call her Aunt Rarity?"

Midnight didn't stop running until the library was out of sight, until her brother was out of sight. She pushed down the pangs of guilt that she felt, and dispelled the mental image of Spike looking heartbroken, and her parents looking at her with reproach.

I'm sorry, Spike. I'll find some way of making this up to you, even if you never learn about this.

Taking a moment to catch her breath, Midnight reached into her bag, her curiosity getting the better of her. She pulled out the book that she had claimed during her desperate escape.

A Young Pony's Guide to Dating

Midnight stared at that title for a long time, her eyes wide. Her lips twitched, and she began to laugh, shaking her head hard. Had Momma Twilight simply not been able to destroy any book, no matter how bad it was?

Yet...still...

She smiled, remembering back to the lesson of that night. Of how you don't need to follow some guide. You follow your heart, and the heart of the one you have feelings for. That was how she had set out on this path with Rarity to begin with. She would need only to keep following the trail.

This wouldn't be as hard as she thought.

---

"Excuse me, I'd like to hire your restaurant for a special, private meal."
"We are not a caterer, Ma'am."
"Do you know who I am?"
"Yes. A pony without a reservation."
"No. I'm Midnight. Princess Midnight. And if you're willing to do this special thing for me, in complete secrecy, the next time Princess Luna and Princess Celestia come to visit Ponyville, I will recommend your restaurant to them."
"..."
"Well?"
"You drive hard bargain, Ma'am."
"Sir."
"Sir?"

---

Rarity's wait continued.

Five more minutes passed.

Five more minutes fraught with anticipation and anxiety.

There was a knock at the door.

Damn it, Titanium, you are wearing at my resistance not to ficify this. :smallredface:

Zevox
2011-10-11, 08:19 PM
I think everyone needs to write her dialogue like she sounded in the show...

It's kind of hilarious.
Oh, that's not based on her bad voice actor from the one episode of the show. It's based on this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDrSBBAxt_U). The worst acting you will ever see.

(Yeah, I know, poor quality, but it was the only clip with the Nostalgia Critic's jokes I could find short of the full review.)

Zevox

Vorpalbob
2011-10-11, 08:37 PM
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/91fd05d6608fb28b4afe1d08b60cd088/69853%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20The_Room%20artist%3Adcencia%20c omic%20oh_hi%20parody%20sitting.png (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69853?search=Lyra)
Ha ha, what a funny story Bonbon.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Zevox

YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, LYRA!

Do you think mares like to cheat like colts do?

I cannot tell you, it's confidential...
Anyway, how's your sex life?

Brazen Shield
2011-10-11, 08:48 PM
Ugh!! Two more hours of work then I'm FREE FOR A WHOLE DAY!
Thread Catch Up: Version 26




I still can't believe that you do all of this on a Smart Phone dude.

That's just because his ComputerS alway get viruses and DIE. Usually taking all of his Data with them. Seriously, it's happened like three times.
><



Incoming Braz in five... four... three... two...


Oh, you don't want to know what I did to him for that comment >>.*

Pictured below*
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/4a79e5be.jpg




Considering moving up here? :smalltongue:

YES!



Ouch. That is one hell of a downturn. At least it got better.

I can tell you right away that you're not the only person who has lived in CA who didn't want to drive. I don't live there any more, and I've since gotten a vehicle, but I would still prefer mass transit to be better than it is here in the US.

If you get a chance though, take driving lessons. There's good, inexpensive driving instructors (bad ones don't last) and lots of affordable and reliable vehicles for sale, if you feel up for it. I was honestly scared to drive and didn't start until later in life. I managed to pick it up, so you don't have to be a teenager to learn. Also, extra bonus: super-low insurance rates for older drivers. :smallbiggrin:

I have 3 hours left before bed and I'm reading ponythread. And it's great. Today was stressful for me, but only because I have a lot to learn about this job. I may have some good pony news related to it though, I'll post more info when I have something more to say than "I may have some good pony news"... Hehe.


Edit: I'm realizing you never actually said you didn't own a car, I just got that impression. For all I know your car is in the shop. Sorry if I was completely off-base there.
Edit2: No, wait, you did say you were afraid to drive. Self-doubt and edit buttons, my greatest enemies.


You're half right: he DOESN'T own a car. I do. I am in the process of teaching him how to drive since (no offense) none of the adults in his life cared enough to bother teaching him before they [REDACTED] and SiuiS was left to fend for himself.

So go-go-gadget upper middle class girlfriend with a car and a deathwish! :D

the_druid_droid
2011-10-11, 09:06 PM
Woo! New thread...but long day...so tired...

EsperDerek
2011-10-11, 09:06 PM
Hehe. I tend to get going when I'm really enjoying an RP, and my posts just kind of start getting longer and longer and more detailed. I'm definitely looking forward to your response Mids, but take your time. It has been way too long since I've been in an awesome romantic RP like this. http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png

Actually while I was writing that last post I was debating asking you for permission to do exactly that. :smallredface:

This RP really has been awesome, it came completely out of nowhere. It certainly wasn't something I was expecting to happen. :smallredface:

Hee-hee, maybe we can figure something out on that end, too. :smallwink:


"But... But if you leave the Lyra Stalking Legacy and just join the Midnight fan club, you get to do this!" The filly sneaks up behind, and subsequently glomps Midnight. Again. This time for science.

*Midnight yeeps as she's glomped, but smiles happily, and gives the filly fierce cuddles!

"She's right, you know. I love cuddling. :smallbiggrin:


Then I'm sure you'll be delighted with what I have in store for our dear trimothered purple pony...

Muhahahaha!

And yes, Midnight, thanks for the head's up, because I have now completed my...preparations...

"Oh? Well, that's nice, my dear Lichie. I do wonder how you could possibly be prepared, considering all I said was "I think I owe you some revenge." I didn't hint on how, where, or when I was going about it.

Oh, please, I'm not going to do something so trite as to try to fire OFCs at you, or anything like that. You're the one who works with sheer brute force, and I've learned that brute force is just not my way. Oh, no. It's just too messy for my liking.

Heh. Silly little lichie. So overconfident.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 09:06 PM
Oh, that's not based on her bad voice actor from the one episode of the show. It's based on this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDrSBBAxt_U). The worst acting you will ever see.

(Yeah, I know, poor quality, but it was the only clip with the Nostalgia Critic's jokes I could find short of the full review.)

Zevox

Oh.

It's still hilarious.

As to the rest of you guys: After watching you for, oh say two weeks, I am forced to conclude you are all insane.

In a good way!

But still insane...

MCerberus
2011-10-11, 09:08 PM
Braz, I hope you yelled "FAAAAAALCON" before that move.

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 09:08 PM
I could do my engineering homework... Or I could look at this thread. I think it's obvious what I've chosen.

... Confound these ponies, they drive me to drop schoolwork.

Topaz
2011-10-11, 09:08 PM
One advantage of using the Pony Creator for your character picture is that it's so easy to make adjustments.

Young filly Topaz!
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/HybridFeline/fillyTopaz.png

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 09:10 PM
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

open at own risk....this is weaponized D'awww with Hnnnnnngggggg readings off the charts....and thats saying something for this thread!!
LAST CHANCE TO TURN BACK
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-52wB19srGEQ/TpTMQuCSHDI/AAAAAAAANxE/WDNNxVINyC8/s1600/good_morning_fluttershy_by_johnjoseco-d4ciwxv.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hm7PWYJmtDw/TpTMOlCFkAI/AAAAAAAANwc/lZUmiSnYMg0/s1600/sonic_scootboom_by_demuregirl-d4cinx6.jpg

the Answer to this one is "YES!!!, that would be lovely.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Raoemd2kilE/TpTMKYvoy0I/AAAAAAAANvQ/yve_Rx2Mfnk/s1600/69833+-+artist+RatofDrawn+sexy+twilight_sparkle.png

May the gawds have mercy on you if you open this one!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KrVY0qKqRek/TpTMM9NraZI/AAAAAAAANwA/OCiIhHWR8Ls/s1600/luna_with_socks_by_123hamster-d4chn2c.jpg

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 09:14 PM
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

open at own risk....this is weaponized D'awww with Hnnnnnngggggg readings off the charts....and thats saying something for this thread!!
LAST CHANCE TO TURN BACK
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-52wB19srGEQ/TpTMQuCSHDI/AAAAAAAANxE/WDNNxVINyC8/s1600/good_morning_fluttershy_by_johnjoseco-d4ciwxv.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hm7PWYJmtDw/TpTMOlCFkAI/AAAAAAAANwc/lZUmiSnYMg0/s1600/sonic_scootboom_by_demuregirl-d4cinx6.jpg

May the gawds have mercy on you if you open this one!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KrVY0qKqRek/TpTMM9NraZI/AAAAAAAANwA/OCiIhHWR8Ls/s1600/luna_with_socks_by_123hamster-d4chn2c.jpg

The first is the most adorable. You know it to be true.

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 09:17 PM
The first is the most adorable. You know it to be true.

just edited in another 8p

and daaaaaayyyyyamm that johnjojesco is good

this drawfriend has soooo many good ones...i didnt even get to the trixies or the other fluttershy's

Pokonic
2011-10-11, 09:23 PM
open at own risk....this is weaponized D'awww with Hnnnnnngggggg readings off the charts....and thats saying something for this thread!!

Hnnnnnnnngggggggg, my heart cannot take it! Gah, goodby cruel ponythread!

Kindablue
2011-10-11, 09:34 PM
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/91fd05d6608fb28b4afe1d08b60cd088/69853%20-%20Bonbon%20Lyra%20The_Room%20artist%3Adcencia%20c omic%20oh_hi%20parody%20sitting.png (http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69853?search=Lyra)
Ha ha, what a funny story Bonbon.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Zevox

"You betrayed me! You not good! You just a Scootaloo! Scoot-scoot-scootaloo!"


Thanks.

Sorry for rambling. I usually try to keep it below a thousand words.


have a comic....
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xUl79I7IrW0/TpQQa0y3y2I/AAAAAAAANsM/YEN6mXkfk3M/s1600/rainbow__s_end_by_tifu-d4cba1v.png


Seems familiar. Do you know which artist drew that?


Eh, I see myself more of a diamond dog...

Wow, Am I even allowed to have a diamond dog OC? Pretty sure I haven't seen any of those yet.

Also, if your a (admittedly adorable) little pony, how are you supposed to reach things that are on the second shelf? Riddle me that, good sir!

Diamond dog slaves.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 09:36 PM
Diamond dog slaves.

...pardon?

How are little ponies going to enslave diamond dogs?

And aren't the diamond dogs little themselves, so how would they even be helpful?

Pokonic
2011-10-11, 09:38 PM
Diamond dog slaves.

Nah, get some giraffe slaves from Zibrica. Thats how all the temples under my command get cleaned, anyway.


And aren't the diamond dogs little themselves, so how would they even be helpful?

They have ninja-like crawling skills. That, and they could be expert miners. Those claws can dig through anything without dulling, it seems.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-11, 09:43 PM
One advantage of using the Pony Creator for your character picture is that it's so easy to make adjustments.

Young filly Topaz!
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/HybridFeline/fillyTopaz.png

Finally got around to playing with that pony creator:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/Sek2.png

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-11, 09:44 PM
I'm about to pass out from exhaustion, but THANK GOODNESS I have enough left in me to do what I do best, aside from [redacted], and that is of course to post pictures of Derpy Hooves, the best pony of all time.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/63921e7c02f4704164eec22bdeb745dc/69569%20-%20artist%3AKabukiHomewood%20cute%20derpy_hooves%2 0pencil.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/77b05ad1200fe3c508817cda17715d29/69503%20-%20Carrot_Top%20artist%3Aosakaoji%20birthday%20der py_hooves.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0f28b015a0d6adb588473ab327f8fbc6/69211%20-%20Ditzy_Doo%20artist%3Ariiche%20derpy_hooves.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c9d8ce006bad90ed741004267c9ca5cb/69312%20-%20Carrot_Top%20Ditzy_Doo%20Scrunchy_Face%20artist %3ALightbulb%20derpy%20derpy_hooves%20scrunchy.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/2fc15b616b548cb99a33e4241c576b45/69875%20-%20artist%3Abriskby%20derpy_hooves%20dinky_hooves% 20sketch.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/00ba4ecfb1f2f9d19e75f435ae2b480a/68826%20-%20Carrot_Top%20artist%3Arocketknightgeek%20comic% 20derpy_hooves%20muffin%20pinkie_pie%20twilight_sp arkle.png



Love you, ponythread! Goodnight!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/674350edf3d6c82bd9b3b00b50c377f4/69931%20-%20applejack%20artist%3Abamboodog%20derpy_hooves%2 0fluttershy%20heart%20hearts%20may_cause_diabetes_ and_various_heart_problems%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_ dash%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.png

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-11, 09:47 PM
Haven't made an image dump in a good while:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FUgSla37-U0/TpTMDduY75I/AAAAAAAANtQ/NdDB-4K0IcA/s1600/mlp_nap_time_by_lavendergrey-d4ci4yz.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nwm2FPx-MVw/TpTME0f-MhI/AAAAAAAANtw/ppJHBSmxYZ4/s1600/d94b31b9f7615b943849a6855fbcb8f2-d4cj91i.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ov0d-oBnoqY/TpTMGBvv0GI/AAAAAAAANuI/rntU1lNNaKI/s1600/69575+-+Twist+artist+briskby+peppermint_twist.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RSokU0i54as/TpTMJADBJ4I/AAAAAAAANu4/o62ehQ7ExuQ/s1600/69760+-+artist+smittyG+twilight_sparkle.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uHmL0UNFfcI/TpTMMcbv0pI/AAAAAAAANv4/wZGLdAHGEPc/s1600/prinny_pony___jtdrift_by_rotangel-d4chdsw.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TYk50FK8BiM/TpTMNsg2jWI/AAAAAAAANwM/uW_P_8mQwS4/s1600/celestia_portrait_by_kp_shadowsquirrel-d4ci3nb.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6Il88pJfGsg/TpTMOOb_zKI/AAAAAAAANwU/hF-ZvNCeSxM/s1600/tea_time__by_suzamuri-d4cibww.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vrS9Yu-jLFY/TpTMP7bhegI/AAAAAAAANww/H-z_0WQ27FU/s1600/cmc_halloween_time_by_mickeymonster-d4ciu8o.png

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K1DbKBzpi-g/TpTMRX1PxnI/AAAAAAAANxQ/31WWNAz2eGg/s1600/nightmare_before_equestria_wp_by_diegotan-d4cigkp.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SXpEdQDFwek/TpTMRz-9i0I/AAAAAAAANxg/_Hx9n7bM-eY/s1600/no_worries_by_squiby_327-d4chik6.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YcoW1Zu-pAA/TpTMXpIbMVI/AAAAAAAANzM/xYmjz2xHpKI/s1600/spike_by_lavendergrey-d4cg3fn.jpg

erikun
2011-10-11, 09:53 PM
I counter with kittens! I think.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/272/d/2/nya_by_bamboodog-d4bc4de.png (http://bamboodog.deviantart.com/art/Nya-260906018)

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-11, 09:55 PM
I counter with kittens! I think.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/272/d/2/nya_by_bamboodog-d4bc4de.png (http://bamboodog.deviantart.com/art/Nya-260906018)

...Who are those kittens?

erikun
2011-10-11, 09:58 PM
...Who are those kittens?
Click on the image for a link to the DA page. :smalltongue: It think it is come kittenified OC pony characters by the artist/friends, but didn't read the description further than that.

SiuiS
2011-10-11, 10:07 PM
I prefer to handle the situation by pointing out how many times I've admitted the 'truth' about Metal Mask before.

Yeah, but the other reveal would have been so much more satisfying. Legacy is important.


http://i.imgur.com/3q7O2.png I'll probably hate myself for asking, but are there any other Baby Boomers in the ponythread?

I totally read that wrong.
"huh? He's not a baby boomer..."

"... OH."


Wow pony thread that was a lot to catch up on but here I am at the end and all I can really remember is that my pony folder is larger than it used to be.

Ponythread'll do that. I suggest you steer clear of deviant art, ponibooru, wildcritters, ponychan, furaffinity, and any other art site that may have pony.

It's for your own good.



Tonight was my first night starting my new job (3rd shift tax document prep.) and after being there for 3 and a half hours they told all us new people to go home for the night since there wasn't enough work. So now instead of working till 6 am and going straight to sleep I have a few hours of free time I am so excited. *http://i.imgur.com/Qd0KM.png

Edit: Almost forgot, I have convinced the person who gives me a ride to work to start watching My Little Pony!

Sweet!

-

Ugh, and when I come back the thread has been locked? No fun. This may take a while, mates.

Oh look, in my sleepiness I missed a conversation Centimeters above where I posted. ha.
Easy answer: enough eject overcoming any problem applies equally to everything; logistics and physics included.


So true. I only got halfway through the Exalted source books you linked me. (Yes, I'm still trying to read those.)

Aye. I was able to do most of a character, but until I can wrangle some hard cover, I don't think I'll get much use out of it. I've been seriously debating how I'd feel about a printed version for home use only...


This assumes that a) I am prepared to spend several hours to counter each and every PC and engage in an escalating PC arms race, b) I can still always say "rocks fall, everybody dies" but the point for me as DM is to provide a challenge to the PCs without crushing them, c) that it is remotely world-consistent to have every encounter specifically designed to counter the PCs and d) that I am prepared to toss aside the entire module and write a new adventure just because their ACs got a bit too high.*

(If I had the time to write like that, we wouldn't be running converted modules, we'd be playing on Dreemaenhyll, where it is impossible to do that, since the magic armour/enhancement/stat bonuses from kit have been replaced with flat level progression.)

None of which I am going to do. The long and the short of it is, there are always ways to counter the PC's special tricks (the aforemention regular evil cleric favourite True Seeing being one of them), but under no circumstances should every encounter have them for the sake of world consistency alone (after all, not every single Superman villain carries Kryptonite, even if an unrealistically large number tend to on a bad day...) And for the encounters that don't, I refer you to the aforementioned "immune to attack rolls."

Getting into theoreticals more than actual advice then.

I have to ask, is being immune to attack rolls a bad thing? As far as optimization goes, immunity to attack is pretty lowball. Around level 10, threats are usually of the binary win/lose variety.

You're right though, and there is always bigger fish, but it's not always where they need to be. Personally, I want to subvert it. Have a mastermind villain, lead the party on a merry chase for fifteen levels, and he's like a 6th level adept and just really, really clever.


Well, I've never done anything like this before, and I'm not sure how to jump right in. Also, I'm afraid of making a mary sue character, and I've only played D&D once, and I kind of like you guys and don't want to look stupid in front of you...

Make a character. This consists of
- pick 1-3 things you're rather good at
- pick 1-3 things you're rather bad at
- decide on several obvious characteristics (stammers, picks nose, likes giving speeches, prefers the color blue, lady's mare, etc.)
- figure out the character's goals

And then you have a starting point. Every RP has just been someone saying something, and somepony else answering "in character". They snowball from there.


We have, as some of the characters here: A pony with a Gurren Lagann style mech, an Exalted Solar, the love child of Trixie, Twilight and Luna who is dating the goddess of shipping/the OC of one of Equestria Daily's mods, the Omnipresent SiuiS, a robot pony, a Magitech Spacelich and Crew, a pony with the mask of the god/epitome of deceit, the hyppogrif daughter of Dash and Gilda, raised by Dash and Fluttershy, a sentient shotgun wielded by a Twilight obsessed Lyra, a pony made out of darkness and shadow, and at least Future Rarity.

You're not exactly helping him overcome intimidation here, mate.


nofaaaair

Ah, but life, mademoiselle, she is not fair. She is Just.


What if I make EVERYONE a mare?


That would work out great for the first fifty years, then we would all die out...

I suppose, one way or another, I'd have to take a hit for the team. Don't wanna hear it, Jade...


Oooh. Basically, if it's not combat focussed, it's best as FF, really.

Ah. See, that didn't occur to me because I'm dumb ><

Good point. So now it's "do we want generic combat, or a system where whether you parry, block, void, or dodge is important, as well as whether it's the left or right hoof you use"?

The complex one isn't that bad, but it does get more involved.


Is it later yet?

[...]

Oh. So you did.

;D


INKWELLOOOOO! INKWELLOOOOO! We need Blueblood II here stat! I gotta know how he'd respond to male!Midnight!

FOR SCIENCE


I believe Lix has beaten you to it.


http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/140/528/v2y0ia.png?1309122596


OW MY FACE
Why does Nopony ever look where they're aiming those things?

Aside from general county region, I mean.


Personally my vote would go towards RolePlaying is magic, because as everypony involved would be learning an entirely new system and playing in a PbP for their first game with it, Roleplaying is Magic seems to be the most lightweight and easiest to pick up.

That said, I would say it really depends on the type of campaign the DM wants to run. If he's running a dark / grim campaign, then I'd say yeah, go with PonyTales since it's better tailored to that.

Hmm... Perhaps one game of each; one with a lighthearted nature for ponies who would prefer that, and one of a more grim / combat oriented nature for ponies who's characters fall more towards that side of the spectrum.

Maybe two games is the way to go.
My problem with deciding, honestly, is that each system has one really cool thing the other lacks. I haven't done the math to know how well thy could hybridize though, and I haven't even fully integrated either system into my thinking. Case in point; Esper brought up some interesting insights that slid by me. Usually not noteworthy, except he was asking me stuff based on my insights at the time :smallredface:

We'll see how this progresses. We have three folks who are almost willing to run, but don't feel confident enough to do so. I'm pretty sure one of us will break down soon.


I actually have five on my main setup. At work I have two, and all of my laptops have one (theoretically, I have a dock that I can extend that with).

Wait. Have I ever shown you ponies mission control?


I honestly think I am incapable of using such a set up. My eyes require just enough correction that there is no balance between 'can see all screens' and 'can read the text'.

Closest I could do was when I planned on using a projector instead of a monitor.

And nope! No mission control as yet.


The color wasn't intended. But I went back over that and re-read it, and just thought to myself "...Pinkie broke the fourth wall and decided to use me there for a minute, huh?"

So that's what that is!
Aye. I think Pinkie is what happens when you mess up a color tag. I the color name doesn't exist In the system, another small piece of her is freed.


I'm not gonna lie, if it had gone farther down the "fade to black" path I'm not sure how comfortable I would have been with it. I'm primarily best at writing romances and tragedies however. Romance for how much fun I have with it, and when I enjoy something that much the words just kind of flow like water. I am a huge romantic, so I suppose it makes sense. Tragedy... I dunno. I can't explain why I'm good at it, I just kind of am.

I've only ever combined the genres once. I... erm... yeah. Manly tears were shed when I went back and re-read that RP a few years later.

Tragedy is the romantic's guilty pleasure. It's become somewhat of a crutch for me. It's so easy to evoke emotion through tragedy, that doing otherwise is hard. I also set my life up to be a beautiful tragedy, the way my moral system went. It wasn't until about a month or two ago that Thanqol pointed out I could drop the tragedy part and just have a beautiful life.

Still reeling from that one, actually XD


You mantime every time you quote post. I just still feel the need to reiterate this fact.

I do not grok. Mantime? Do you mean the number of man-hours invested?


That's where homebrew pops up to fill in the gap. Although I've noticed with most of the group I play with, they tend to only accept your own personally created homebrew in their campaigns for some reason.

If you mean me personally, it's because of this strange level of integration, where the difference between mastery and newb-ism is one of eloquence.

When I first started, I was all "why can't I ride a dragon?" then I was all "it's broken to ride a dragon" and now I'm "I'm going to have a winged horse and call him a dragon, because the feats to ride a dragon would give me a housecoat sized lizard :|"

I compulsively avoid homebrew. It's this weird ingrained need to use legitimate material, so all of my ideas have to jive with what's in the books. And both DMG and PHB say go ahead and rename/refluff whatever.

If you mean they only like playing with their own homebrew, that totally makes sense. Narcissism and all that ;D


"Oh no oh no oh please no." She recoils against her bonds and closes her eyes, squirming cutely on the ground. "At least he didn't poke the other on- EEP!"

Honestly, I'm just surprised you're still tied up. Have you tried wiggling the joystick?
NOT A WORD ABOUT INNUENDO


Trust me, I've tried to draw. Hang on. I'll find my old DA and link some of my absolute garbage.

You're selling yourself short, me lad. Here is some advice. Draw a character you like. Preferably one that looks crappy, because they are easier to do over and over. Do a small comic, have adventures.


In highschool, from... Second year to halfway through third, I pulled a Thanqol and drew at least one page of comic every day. At first it was just dumb meta stuff; me creating a world to play around in. Then I got attached to one. Wanted to progress their history. Started actual stories.

And I went from this;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/fd65fd7e.jpg


To this;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/087e786d.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/d2ee5072.jpg

Just out of repetition. And there's plenty of low quality practice art there, too.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/53c43a60.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/c4ac6802.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/8a8a00f9.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/155b2be8.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/2cfc7901.jpg

Thanqol is an artist. He can draw, paint, color, and 'shop. I can draw. I am comfy with that (although I plan to learn digital painting soon). So just try drawing, like, a pony, or a pokemon, or just lines and see what they make. If it's fun, it's worth pursuing, and to the moon with "quality". Just have fun. Consider; you're good enough with computers that at 20, you're making 3, 4 times my annual income. Because you love computers. You don't have to be a professional artist to love doodling, get good at it. Here's one I did just now for fun. I can't remember where I was originally going with it; after Bleakbane I just sort of started doodling an antigravity Lix Lorn.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/c6ddc4a9.jpg


The downside is I got sidetracked and am now seriously behind on thread keeping upping XD


I seriously recommend you build your own. It's cheaper and tends to be more reliable, for virtue of if something explodes you can fix it yourself and not have to panic over the warrantee. If you want help, just let me know. ^^

If I do get help, you'll have to walk me through it like you're trying to explain basic math to me. I tend to get lost on the "what kind of computer do you want?" part. I don't understand the specs well enough to min/max anything effectively.


Also, there need to be more Bronies up here. So pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease if you do move consider it? I-I mean, if you don't mind

I dunno. I'm considering becoming a police officer. Wouldn't want to move up there then become a boogie man; that's a major trust violation XD


Oh come on, you can't honestly say you haven't heard worse. XD

Midnight is special. It makes it less like reading/thinking something naughty, and more like finding my sister's self-insert romance novel. With descriptive measurements.


Six times Wealth by Level. In order to challenge the party, I am pitting them against pairs of CR6 enemies at level 2 - 3. This is increasing their XP at an amazing rate, increasing the curve at which they level up. The enemies I have planned for endgame are now most likely going to be 10 - 15 CR lower than required if this trend continues. Even if it drops off, 5 CR lower. It's an issue either way.

Circumstances can alter the rate at which XP is gained, actually. Technically, using a catapult to lob alchemist fire into an Orc army would net you thousands of XP, at level one. But even most players know that's ludicrous (unless you sigle-handedly route the army). So all the extra gear could count against them for experience.

Second, how did thy get so much? Even with item creation, they need downtime.

Third, is a an actual gameplay problem or just frustrating on your part? If it's not a real issue, let them warp-whistle into the big leagues. That's where most players want to be anyway, aye?

I don't want to sound dismissive, and I completely understand bow this can blow apart a game (dammit, Veldrin.) but I'm taking Mightmare's advocate stance, so...

Roll with it. Game economy is utterly breakable. A high CHA bard with old age and a timeline could start with +2 everything because of good perform checks. A level one caster can spend two feats and a bunch of time to generate wealth from nowhere. Handling numbers is the basis of DMing.

I'm from an old school set though, where I was lucky to have a masterwork weapon by level 4. A lot of players develop an antiDM mindset accidentally; D&D is presented as a game you can "win". The designers even purposefully put in good choices and bad choices to "reward players who develop system mastery". Sometimes, allowing the players to stomp everything for a few levels is the order of the day.

I get the feeling youre exasperated more than upset though. I you actually get upset, just be like "hey guys. This is kinda putting a damper on my plans and I'm not having fun. What can we do to fix this?"

Also, all psychoshutins keep out;

vile damage is damage that can only be healed while under effects of Hallowed Land. Most players are aware of vile damage. They will go out o their way toget it fixed.

Most players aren't aware of the spell, Assassin's Blade. One weapon, duration: until discharged. The damage from that weapon's next attack can't be healed unless the wound is uncursed. That's right, remove curse before any healing takes place.

Have something smite the player and leave gaping unholy wounds. The only church that can heal them doesn't accept money for miracles - how crass! Boost diplomacy DC by four from now on for even suggestion such a thing! - though they appreciate donations and my, that cloak/ring/wand is nice...

If you're a real rat bastard, the wound is vile and cursed, require hallowed healing to fail, expensive research to figure out what really happened, and then hallowed healing once the curse is broken.

You could even do hypothermic damage as well, if you never want to be invited to DM again XD


Oh Rainbow Dash. You so lesbian.

Uh, yes. Rainbow Dash. That's who I meant.

>>;


Wraithfire! OFC Shield, sequence three!

I don't understand.
HOW DID THE LASER STILL HIT ME?!?!


*throws a can of sardines*

I think you can let gravity handle this one, Commodore.


As promised, my story.

Chapter One, for those who missed it:
My life truly began the day I got my cutie mark. I guess that’s normal, but to be honest, I can hardly remember what happened before then. I was an average colt, intelligent but shy, with no real friends and too many books. It comes with being a unicorn, I guess—even the famed Twilight Sparkle spent more of her childhood in the company of books than that of friends.

It was worse for me, though. I had been cursed (in hindsight, blessed, but hindsight is funny like that) with a perfectly average appearance, along with the ability to just blend in with my surroundings. White coat, black mane, grey eyes, and a skinny build for a colt which I’ve kept well into stallionhood. An uninteresting name, Shadow (for my black mane, which my mother always loved). Perfectly normal, perfectly average, perfectly unremarkable. And, being so truly unremarkable, I was never accepted into Celestia’s famed unicorn academy. I vaguely remember being upset when I received the rejection letter from Ponyville’s mailpony, Dorky Doo (mother of our current mailpony Ditzy Doo). I may have even cried. It seems almost funny, looking back.

Not long after that, upset at my lack of special talent, or anything to set me apart for that matter, I ran away from home. And where else was a lonely, untalented, unwanted young buck to go but the Everfree Forest? I think I truly intended to die there. And I very nearly got that wish. As I pressed deeper and the vines and leaves pressed in around me, I heard more and more deep, animalistic noises. Eventually, cold and wet from a sudden squall of rain, I emerged from the brush in front of an enormous cave. I had already accepted my fate; anything this horrible place threw at me, I would simply let it happen. So I walked right in.

It quickly grew too dark to see, and the deep growls and snarls were growing louder all the time. I pressed on, determining to see this final adventure through to the end, and before long I bumped into a huge wall of furry flesh. The cavern lit up with a pale glow like starlight, and the vast creature reared up with a sleepy growl. An Ursa. Not a bad way to go, I guess. Except Fate had other things in store for me. I cowered as the creature drew up a humongous paw to end my short, meaningless existence… And in that moment, everything changed. I didn’t want to die. I didn’t think my life was meaningless. And who did this creature think it was, to try to kill ME? HOW DARE IT? Power, unlike any I had experienced in my previous studies, surged through my body and left my horn in a pure, black beam.

I must have blacked out. When I woke up, there was blood in my mouth and nose. I shook it off, but the foul metallic taste clung to my tongue and settled in the back of my throat. The cavern was lit with the barest edge of daylight, enough to see the fuzzy outline of the Ursa as it lay in the center of the cave, unmoving. I crept towards it slowly, not knowing if it was asleep or awake. As I passed the huge, fallen head, I saw that the eyes were still open and froze… But they were glazed and grey, unmoving… dead. I had cast my first real spell: a Death spell. And with just my own power, I had slain an Ursa.

I staggered from the beshadowed cave into the light of what was, to me at least, my first day. A convenient pool of water drew my attention; I really needed to wash up, to get the blood from my face before heading home. As I finished scrubbing my face with my hooves, something caught my eye: where before had been a blank white flank was now a cutie mark, one that would define my whole life: the Grim Pony’s scythe.


And Chapter Two.
The next few years were interesting, to say the least. I couldn’t reveal the true meaning behind my cutie mark to my family or the other colts and fillies, so I was forced to pretend that it was actually meant to represent a passion for farming. My parents were disappointed; after all, farming is an Earth Pony occupation. Unicorns are supposed to be better than that. But it was what it was, and there was no changing it, so they accepted it. I learned the rudiments of farming from the local Earth Ponies (who smirked to themselves about a Unicorn like myself having to work and get their hooves dirty like them), and discovered that my talents applied to harvesting. A surprise, but a beneficial one, because it allowed me to maintain my cover.

In the meantime, I did what I could to learn more about my real talent. Books on the subject were understandably rare, ponies being ponies, but I still managed to get my hooves on some thanks to my local library. When those tomes were leafed through to the point where pages were coming loose from their bindings, I turned to the Doo family. Ditzy was the closest thing I had to a friend: behind those googly eyes was a gentle, caring soul, and I alone out of our class had never made fun of her for that deformity. The first time I broached the subject to her, she was hesitant, but after I told her of how I had gotten my cutie mark she relented. Everything we needed to track down books of magic was in her parents’ house, and we scrimped and saved enough to pay for them ourselves. Nopony gave the packages a second look, and I made up Ditzy’s share by playing with her at school and keeping her company at home. That was a good time, and Ditzy is still one of my closest friends, as much as somepony like me can have friends.

As we grew up and moved into our niches, I kept my secret studies, practicing what I learned on monsters in the Everfree Forest. There were times when those spells wouldn’t work and I’d get beaten up or scratched, and before I learned how to master the backlash from my more destructive spells I came back to my house with a bloody muzzle more than once. As I grew more powerful magically, I forced myself to learn a simple healing spell; not much, but enough to at least pass the monster claw marks off as thorn scratches and to prevent myself from scarring.

Life was better, but I still felt incomplete. Even with the sessions in the Forest, I still felt like something was missing, that I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to. On the farm, I was told good-naturedly to stay away from the crops until harvest time, which left me plenty of free time to pursue my studies. When harvest time came around, it was all the poor Earth Ponies could do to keep up with me as I became a hurricane of magic. With my help, harvest time took a quarter of what it had before, so in my coworkers’ opinion I more than made up for my absence the rest of the year.

I fell into a routine, alternating between studying, practicing, and spending time with Ditzy Doo. I got so used to being dissatisfied with my life that I didn’t even notice it anymore. And then that fateful Summer Sun Celebration happened, and everything changed once again.


... *hides under bush*

Haven read part two yet (or three), but I liked the writing. I'm not sure how well a reaper pony fits, but then that's where the story is, right?

Looking good though.


I managed to sneak into the nearby Starbucks for a moment, I have fifteen minutes before I have to go to work that's just across the road, and I saw this, Titanium. I have to say, I'm glad I'll have time to work on my response, this is just great. I've got another response box open, and I'll work on it between breaks and stuff. When I get a chance to post, it'll be a worthy response! :smallsmile:

I also have to resist the urge to collect all our responses, properly correct everything, and turn it into a fic. :smallredface:

I'm gonna have to mail you a gift card, so you can drink something while you pony.*



Ah fresh new thread. I'll inevitably try to follow this one and lose track around page 20 due to not having time to actually read it all. Cant' wait :smallwink:

I love tradition~


Dawww. You do care!
(ships you with Hopereaver)

But he already ships with Hopereaver. They are in the spacenavy together.


Just dropping in to say that the herd has converted me. Three days ago I thought, "sure, let's give this show a try, it's the least I can do". At the end of the next day I had watched all episodes. Now I think Pinkie Pie is inside my head. Internet, what have you done...
Why, put Pinkie Pie in your head, of course. What else would the Internet do?


At first my mind tried to fight it. "No! You don't like ponies! You like adult stuff, like violence and war and... stuff."

Then I said to my mind, "Why should happiness, friendship, and fun only be for children?"

And then I liked ponies.

This? This is going to be in my signature.


*pops in*

HI EVERYPONY!

*giggles madly*

I had a red bull. It was AWESOME! I am just a litttttttttle bit hyper right now *continues giggling*

Just wanted to POP in and say "HI" to the new thread. I have things to say later~

Has to go now~ TTYL*
TTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTY
LLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL*explodes*

somepony remembers the Peewee Herman broadway special.


Eh, I see myself more of a diamond dog...

Wow, Am I even allowed to have a diamond dog OC? Pretty sure I haven't seen any of those yet.

Also, if your a (admittedly adorable) little pony, how are you supposed to reach things that are on the second shelf? Riddle me that, good sir!

Rube goldberg machines :D


What's second!

Oh heavens, go back to your punnery and leave my weary mind at peas.


New thread? Hi new thread.

[content missing]

Oh hay. Does anypony have a Supervillain boot disk? An old one. I think he runs on Linux.


I think everyone needs to write her dialogue like she sounded in the show...

It's kind of hilarious.

Sounded like Ahnold to me...


Ugh!! Two more hours of work then I'm FREE FOR A WHOLE DAY!
Thread Catch Up: Version 26

That's just because his ComputerS alway get viruses and DIE. Usually taking all of his Data with them. Seriously, it's happened like three times.
><

I object! No computer I myself have owned and operated has EVER had problems with a virus.

They died because I carried them in my hobo satchel and they aren't designed to weather the elements. Hence the need for a desktop.


You're half right: he DOESN'T own a car. I do. I am in the process of teaching him how to drive since (no offense) none of the adults in his life cared enough to bother teaching him before they [REDACTED] and SiuiS was left to fend for himself.

So go-go-gadget upper middle class girlfriend with a car and a deathwish! :D

Eyup. I can drive! It's just like playing GTA or crazy taxi!

Unless you mean drive legally and safely. Different ball game, that.


Woo! New thread...but long day...so tired...

Go to bed, mate. Going from robot to fleshy to robot again has got to be tiring.


Oh.

It's still hilarious.

As to the rest of you guys: After watching you for, oh say two weeks, I am forced to conclude you are all insane.

In a good way!

But still insane...

In our defense, we never claimed sanity. We claimed a megalomaniacal, possibly delusional dead man with a spacenavy as our token effort towards placating the sanity crowd.

That should tell you our stance right there...

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 10:14 PM
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/267/1/8/screwball_and_derpy_hooves_by_johnjoseco-d4aszxi.png (http://johnjoseco.deviantart.com/art/Screwball-and-Derpy-Hooves-260013798)

Why is derpy so damn cute?!


*suddenly ship is struck by blast from the OFC Laughter*

The filly immediately is knocked to the floor from the force of the impact, and begins cackling and laughing like a madmare.


'Tis unusual, that. I don't remember any of the rest being closed - especially since we'd already left!

Maybe he just saw it while browsing or something.



Wonderful thing, shields...

(I always put the shield up while CSI Miami is on, don't I Hopereaver?

wmfhhw wibbile floog *blither*

Yes, quite...)

Somehow I feel like that particular field is approximately lich-sized...


http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110405224025/mlp/images/thumb/d/d0/Applecore.png/356px-Applecore.png

Wait, is she actually from the show?


*pops in*

HI EVERYPONY!

*giggles madly*

I had a red bull. It was AWESOME! I am just a litttttttttle bit hyper right now *continues giggling*

Just wanted to POP in and say "HI" to the new thread. I have things to say later~

Has to go now~ TTYL
TTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTYLTTY
LLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL*explodes*

Oh. My. God. We're all doomed. Braz! As the resident caffeine expert, wait! Listen to me! DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER IF YOU ARE THIS HYPER. We don't want a live showing of Scanners!


I think the point of being a little pony is to do things in the most adorable way possible. Observe.

Warning: The following spoiler is not recommended for those who may be experiencing heart problems.
http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/227/3/e/ninja_woona_by_egophiliac-d46l52z.png (http://egophiliac.deviantart.com/art/ninja-woona-252928763)

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/205/a/7/sleepy_luna_by_kurokaji11-d41k9aq.png (http://kurokaji11.deviantart.com/art/Sleepy-Luna-244489490)

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/281/7/7/raising_the_moon_by_flausch_katzerl-d4c98f1.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Raising-the-Moon-262450909)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/256/f/0/naptime_by_ellispony-d49s3mu.png (http://ellispony.deviantart.com/art/Naptime-258292326)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/277/3/f/silent_terror_by_flausch_katzerl-d4bv3ly.png (http://flausch-katzerl.deviantart.com/art/Silent-terror-261791494)

Oh my go- HNNNNNNNNNNGGGGHHHH!


I love the smell of new ponythread in the morning :smalltongue:

Let's open the day down here with some Lyra/Bon Bon D'aww:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/282/c/8/and_at_last_i_see_the_light_by_why485-d4c9t7m.jpg

This made me smile. So happy and d'awww.


I'll give you the same response I have when it comes to ponies, "Why resist?"

Heeeeeee.
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/1/2/1/0/1210998/pics/_c978361_image_0.jpg

You guys really think my writing is that good? :smallredface:


Ugh!! Two more hours of work then I'm FREE FOR A WHOLE DAY!
Thread Catch Up: Version 26

Yay!


That's just because his ComputerS alway get viruses and DIE. Usually taking all of his Data with them. Seriously, it's happened like three times.
><

What do you guys use for Anti-Virus and regular maintenance? O_o


Oh, you don't want to know what I did to him for that comment >>.*

Pictured below*
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/4a79e5be.jpg


...Anypony got the popcorn?


YES!

Yay! More awesome ponies for the Northeast! http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.jpg


You're half right: he DOESN'T own a car. I do. I am in the process of teaching him how to drive since (no offense) none of the adults in his life cared enough to bother teaching him before they [REDACTED] and SiuiS was left to fend for himself.

So go-go-gadget upper middle class girlfriend with a car and a deathwish! :D

Somehow I feel like you and I may have similar driving styles based on this one statement...


This RP really has been awesome, it came completely out of nowhere. It certainly wasn't something I was expecting to happen. :smallredface:

Hee-hee, maybe we can figure something out on that end, too. :smallwink:

You have no idea how red my face is right now, and I think my jaw hurts from grinning. You've pretty much made my week Esper. http://i.imgur.com/jaolo.jpg


*Midnight yeeps as she's glomped, but smiles happily, and gives the filly fierce cuddles!

"She's right, you know. I love cuddling. :smallbiggrin:

Jade flips her head over her shoulder, sticking her tongue out at the stalker-ponies as she receives the attention she presumes they are pining over.


I could do my engineering homework... Or I could look at this thread. I think it's obvious what I've chosen.

... Confound these ponies, they drive me to drop schoolwork.

I'm kind of glad I didn't become a Brony until I graduated college, in all honesty; for specifically this reason. XD

---

Working on a response to Rarity's night. I'll see you ponies when I'm done!

Kalinda
2011-10-11, 10:17 PM
So, new thread! Weee!

I finally broke down and ordered some ponies last week, one of the collector's twelve packs and the "gift pack" from Toys backwards R Us. Apparently I timed my order exactly wrong, not knowing that the package was coming via UPS most of the way, but via the USPS for the last leg. Because Monday was Columbus day the post office was closed, so UPS got the package to it's sorting center a few miles from my house, and there it stalled because the post office was closed. Today they delivered it to the post office, and presumably it'll be here tomorrow, but I've just been vibrating all Monday and today, knowing that ponies were within miles of me, but unreachable.

Never has this emote been more appropriate.
http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png

BlasTech
2011-10-11, 10:21 PM
Hnnnnnnnngggggggg, my heart cannot take it! Gah, goodby cruel ponythread!


I'm about to pass out from exhaustion, but THANK GOODNESS I have enough left in me to do what I do best, aside from [redacted], and that is of course to post pictures of Derpy Hooves, the best pony of all time.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/63921e7c02f4704164eec22bdeb745dc/69569%20-%20artist%3AKabukiHomewood%20cute%20derpy_hooves%2 0pencil.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/77b05ad1200fe3c508817cda17715d29/69503%20-%20Carrot_Top%20artist%3Aosakaoji%20birthday%20der py_hooves.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0f28b015a0d6adb588473ab327f8fbc6/69211%20-%20Ditzy_Doo%20artist%3Ariiche%20derpy_hooves.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c9d8ce006bad90ed741004267c9ca5cb/69312%20-%20Carrot_Top%20Ditzy_Doo%20Scrunchy_Face%20artist %3ALightbulb%20derpy%20derpy_hooves%20scrunchy.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/2fc15b616b548cb99a33e4241c576b45/69875%20-%20artist%3Abriskby%20derpy_hooves%20dinky_hooves% 20sketch.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/00ba4ecfb1f2f9d19e75f435ae2b480a/68826%20-%20Carrot_Top%20artist%3Arocketknightgeek%20comic% 20derpy_hooves%20muffin%20pinkie_pie%20twilight_sp arkle.png



Love you, ponythread! Goodnight!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/674350edf3d6c82bd9b3b00b50c377f4/69931%20-%20applejack%20artist%3Abamboodog%20derpy_hooves%2 0fluttershy%20heart%20hearts%20may_cause_diabetes_ and_various_heart_problems%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_ dash%20rarity%20twilight_sparkle.png


I counter with kittens! I think.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/272/d/2/nya_by_bamboodog-d4bc4de.png (http://bamboodog.deviantart.com/art/Nya-260906018)

Here lies the user Blastech
New to the pony herd
Never frail in heart nor mind
Now taken from us before his time
Grimly felled by too-cute pictures
His heart just couldnt take the HNNNGH

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 10:35 PM
Haven't made an image dump in a good while:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uHmL0UNFfcI/TpTMMcbv0pI/AAAAAAAANv4/wZGLdAHGEPc/s1600/prinny_pony___jtdrift_by_rotangel-d4chdsw.png

It's Fuka! :smallbiggrin:


Make a character. This consists of
- pick 1-3 things you're rather good at
- pick 1-3 things you're rather bad at
- decide on several obvious characteristics (stammers, picks nose, likes giving speeches, prefers the color blue, lady's mare, etc.)
- figure out the character's goals

And then you have a starting point. Every RP has just been someone saying something, and somepony else answering "in character". They snowball from there.

Two questions, so I can fill this out.

Does "Fightin' and Winnin' Waaaaaaaaaaaaugh!!!" count as one thing or two?

Would being really good at making an [redacted] of ones self count as a good thing, a bad thing or just a characteristic? :smalltongue:



You're not exactly helping him overcome intimidation here, mate.

Oh! I'm supposed to help? :smalltongue:

I was just trying to point out its really hard to make a character we'll all hate. As long as its not Blueblood, Gilda or Discord anyways. :smalltongue:


That would work out great for the first fifty years, then we would all die out...

I suppose, one way or another, I'd have to take a hit for the team. Don't wanna hear it, Jade...

Well, there would be at least one male left on the thread... :smalltongue:


Honestly, I'm just surprised you're still tied up. Have you tried wiggling the joystick?
NOT A WORD ABOUT INNUENDO

Darn white text, ruining my fun... :smalltongue:

Also, I'm waiting to see Espers response to Lix and I plotting to turn every pony into a colt/filly. :smalltongue:

Topaz
2011-10-11, 10:38 PM
Oh dear, the amazing plushie lady on dA did a Gala Dress Fluttershy and put it on ebay. I'm afraid to post the link, the bidding is going up like $15 per minute and there's two days left.


Finally got around to playing with that pony creator:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/Sek2.png

Nice! I love the pony creator's fuax-wings (very handy when I did the Rainbow Alchemist picture too).

MCerberus
2011-10-11, 10:47 PM
The filly immediately is knocked to the floor from the force of the impact, and begins cackling and laughing like a madmare.



The plans. They are coming together. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYDkGJmSfy0)

otakuryoga
2011-10-11, 10:53 PM
man...this one had sooooo many good pics
i think it is safe to say

BEST DRAWFRIEND EVER

EsperDerek
2011-10-11, 10:54 PM
Maybe two games is the way to go.
My problem with deciding, honestly, is that each system has one really cool thing the other lacks. I haven't done the math to know how well thy could hybridize though, and I haven't even fully integrated either system into my thinking. Case in point; Esper brought up some interesting insights that slid by me. Usually not noteworthy, except he was asking me stuff based on my insights at the time :smallredface:

Sometimes that happens, because everypony sees certain things in certain ways, and picks up on certain aspects that interest them or are relevant to their thought processes.


Midnight is special. It makes it less like reading/thinking something naughty, and more like finding my sister's self-insert romance novel. With descriptive measurements.

*Midnight gives comforting cuddles.

"Don't worry, we won't go too risque, promise. :smallwink:"


You guys really think my writing is that good? :smallredface:

You're doing a wonderful job, Titanium, absolutely wonderful. :smallsmile:


You have no idea how red my face is right now, and I think my jaw hurts from grinning. You've pretty much made my week Esper. http://i.imgur.com/jaolo.jpg

Good, I'm glad! I definitely do think we can turn this into a story once we're done the RP, it's already pretty darn close to it as it is.


Jade flips her head over her shoulder, sticking her tongue out at the stalker-ponies as she receives the attention she presumes they are pining over.

*Midnight giggles softly, her hooves wrapped around Jade.

"Some ponies are silly ponies, aren't they? All they need to do is come here, and I'll cuddle them all the same."



Also, I'm waiting to see Espers response to Lix and I plotting to turn every pony into a colt/filly. :smalltongue:

I don't know...while colts and fillies are cute little things, the adult versions of ponies have certain very special advantages to them. :smallbiggrin:

Dexam
2011-10-11, 10:56 PM
Sorry people who voted A, I thought one year of MLP warrants some attention, too http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg
Don't worry, we'll have our first year GitP Poniversary soon. Not quite as momentous as the first year MLPoniversary, but perhaps more fitting.


Also, I considered these images for OP, too, but they break all sorts of rules so have them here instead:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/6b0b1884e55adfb1ab5de8d276f0a3ac/68919%20-%20Discord%20Elements_of_Harmony%20Nightmare_Moon% 20applejack%20artist%3Akroliath%20fluttershy%20man e_six%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_dash%20rarity%20twili ght_sparkle.png
Just got to say I love this image to pieces!


there is a serious lack of BG/very minor Pegasi that have names/stories compared to earth or unicorn ponies

---off the top of my head

Earth: Cherrilee, Bonbon, Berry Punch, Carrot Top, Rose, Lily, Daisy, Aloe, Lotus, Dr. Whooves, Sepia Tock, Octavia, Twist, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Big Mac, Foto Finish

Unicorn: Snips, Snails, Lyra, Vinyl Scratch, Silver Spoon, Diamond Tiara,
Hoity Toity, Trixie, Prince Blueblood, Colgate

Pegasus: Derpy, Screwball(for all of 1.5 seconds on screen), and the Bullies....plus assorted nameless royal guards


where all the Pegasi at yo?

Ummm... the Wonderbolts? Particularly Spitfire and Soarin.
Also, background pegasi off the top of my head: there's Dizzy Twister, Medly, and Cloudkicker. Check out this list (http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_ponies) for all the ponies.


Just dropping in to say that the herd has converted me. Three days ago I thought, "sure, let's give this show a try, it's the least I can do". At the end of the next day I had watched all episodes. Now I think Pinkie Pie is inside my head. Internet, what have you done...
Weren't you informed? Ponies are the Internet now.

Welcome to the ponysanity - it's like regular sanity, but with more friendship, tolerance, magic, shipping, and ponies. Lots and lots of ponies.


Applejack has a problem. You see, I got this idea that I wanted to write her a story, 'cause Applejack doesn't get enough love. Problem is, I've never thought much of her either. It's not that I don't like her, it's just that she's... not very noticeable and more importantly I get absolute no inspiration from her. I've wanted to write her story for a while, but every time I try to come up with a story, a plot... anything, I get absolutely nothing. All I get in my mind's eye is an orange earth pony standing there, staring blankly into the void.

And that makes me so sad, and makes me want to write her story even more, 'cause I want to make Applejack interesting. Surely she can be interesting and lovable too.

All I have is this: Thanks to the local circus, I have gotten it into my head that Applejack's one true love is... Zecora, leading to the obvious and awesome name Applecore (from Apple-cora), which sounds like a great name for a third pony. But I kinda don't want to go down the they-have-a-child path, 'cause that's already been done so much better with Midnight.

So, if not their child, who might Applecore be and what is his/her relation to Applejack and Zecora? And what is the story surrounding all this?

Please help Applejack, there must be some grand, life-altering adventure or experience she can have that no other pony could have. Please, ponythread, you're her only hope.

Not that I have the time to write it anytime soon, what with all the other stories I have piling up on me. But I figure it can't hurt to get some early inspiration, work out a plan of action maybe. Also NaNoWriMo is coming up ^^
Okay, idea time! Applejack, feeling somewhat sorry for misjudging her, starts visiting Zecora more frequently in order to make amends and get to know her better. They find they have a common interest in growing things - Zecora teaches AJ about herbalism (as suggested earlier), while AJ teaches Zecora about Equestrian farming methods. One day while wandering the Everfree Forest looking at the various strange plants, the pair of them stumble upon an abandoned zebra foal (here's your Applecore :smallwink:). Cue epic adventure/road-movie as they set out together on a mission to return the zebra foal to her (his?) people.


Chapter 2 & Chapter 3


Comments are, as always, both welcome and appreciated, be they good or bad.

Nit-picking follows. Apologies if it comes across a little harsh or overly critical.


Unicorns are supposed to be better than that.
This is rather jarring, and somewhat... un-ponylike. Nopony is necessarily better than any other pony. Just because Unicorns have magic and are not that good at growing things doesn't make them "better". Also, farming is not a disrespectful or demeaning occupation, especially in Equestria. I think this needs fixing. Maybe play up the parent's disappointment that Shadow didn't follow one of them along their special talents?


When harvest time came around, it was all the poor Earth Ponies could do to keep up with me as I became a hurricane of magic.
This is starting to sound a little Sue-ish. He's no good at farming, then all of a sudden he's a "hurricane of magic" when it comes to harvesting? As has been shown in-show, large acts of magic are difficult and tiring. Also, you (or the character?) is being patronizing towards the Earth ponies again. This won't gain Shadow any sympathy.


Pinkie Pie’s antics, already slightly annoying and somewhat creepy, ramped up to unbelievable levels.
I'm finding the "unbelievable levels" to be slightly out-of-synch with the show. Most of the Ponyville ponies are already familiar with Pinkie's Pinkie-sense, and even the CMC know that her antics are "just Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie".

Other than those critiques, it's quite good and I'm interested to see where you're going with this.


you see who she is hugging in the second one 8)

Fluttershy is mama's favorite
Fluttershy is best pony :smallcool:
Fluttershy is not favourite - she's just the most timid and needs a little extra reassurance.

Also, so many great images showing up in this thread! http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png

the_druid_droid
2011-10-11, 11:02 PM
So, new thread! Weee!

I finally broke down and ordered some ponies last week, one of the collector's twelve packs and the "gift pack" from Toys backwards R Us. Apparently I timed my order exactly wrong, not knowing that the package was coming via UPS most of the way, but via the USPS for the last leg. Because Monday was Columbus day the post office was closed, so UPS got the package to it's sorting center a few miles from my house, and there it stalled because the post office was closed. Today they delivered it to the post office, and presumably it'll be here tomorrow, but I've just been vibrating all Monday and today, knowing that ponies were within miles of me, but unreachable.

Never has this emote been more appropriate.
http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png

Oh man. The wait for delivery. I hate that feeling with a passion! :smallfurious:


Also, I'm waiting to see Espers response to Lix and I plotting to turn every pony into a colt/filly. :smalltongue:

Hmm, will this make me into an unassembled set of cogs?


Nice! I love the pony creator's fuax-wings (very handy when I did the Rainbow Alchemist picture too).

Yeah, those and the shutter-eyes were the only things that made it possible to build a version of Sek with it.

Geno9999
2011-10-11, 11:06 PM
*Sees bronies dieing from cuteness-induced heart attacks*
KIIIIIIRAAAA!!!:smallfurious:
I will find this fiend and put an end to his delusional ramp- HRRRNNNNNNNNNNNG!
*thump*
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/src/130826395197.png

Kris Strife
2011-10-11, 11:07 PM
Hmm, will this make me into an unassembled set of cogs?

Actually, it'll turn you into a prototype, and at least 20% more powerful. :smalltongue:


I don't know...while colts and fillies are cute little things, the adult versions of ponies have certain very special advantages to them. :smallbiggrin:

Well, yeah. But colts and fillies are far better at causing diabetes/Cuteness Induced Heart Failure in humans. :smallbiggrin:

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 11:10 PM
Nit-picking follows. Apologies if it comes across a little harsh or overly critical.


This is rather jarring, and somewhat... un-ponylike. Nopony is necessarily better than any other pony. Just because Unicorns have magic and are not that good at growing things doesn't make them "better". Also, farming is not a disrespectful or demeaning occupation, especially in Equestria. I think this needs fixing. Maybe play up the parent's disappointment that Shadow didn't follow one of them along their special talents?


This is starting to sound a little Sue-ish. He's no good at farming, then all of a sudden he's a "hurricane of magic" when it comes to harvesting? As has been shown in-show, large acts of magic are difficult and tiring. Also, you (or the character?) is being patronizing towards the Earth ponies again. This won't gain Shadow any sympathy.


I'm finding the "unbelievable levels" to be slightly out-of-synch with the show. Most of the Ponyville ponies are already familiar with Pinkie's Pinkie-sense, and even the CMC know that her antics are "just Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie".

Other than those critiques, it's quite good and I'm interested to see where you're going with this.



This is actually precisely the sort of thing I was hoping for. http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png Thanks.

One of Shadow's defining characteristics, as far as I can tell thus far, is a rather unusual level of arrogance for a pony. That seems to be his main flaw right now, but darker things are looming on the horizon. It also explains his demeanor towards the Earth Ponies.

For the second point, I see what you mean about the Sueishness. That's something I was specifically trying to avoid. I'll tone it down a bit.

I see what you mean about Pinkie Pie. To the editing booth!

Thanks once again!

Titanium Fox
2011-10-11, 11:19 PM
Rarity's Night
Once the door had been closed on the handsome Prince, the colour drained from his face. The enormity of his task dawned on him. He had promised a night to remember, the best night ever, to Rarity, and he had promised it to be this night. The fulfillment of a dream long thought shattered to pieces, so many years ago. His words had slipped so easily, so gracefully from his mouth, for he had spoken from his heart. From the heart of a young mare, so eager to please somepony she loved, no matter what guise she wore.

But words were one thing. Even Blueblood knew how to spin words. It was the actions that mattered, and that was what was looming over Midnight now, like an unscalable wall. There was so much to do, and so little time to do it in!

And so, a purple blur tore through Ponyville. Midnight, returned to her normal gender for the moment, was so much like her mother in that, if there was a problem to be solved, then the first step was research. After the rather reprehensible Guide had nearly ruined a previous date, Midnight had taken it upon herself to purchase proper materials, and learn from them. But she had never needed the information from a stallion's point of view! Oh, how she cursed the fact that she had left those books at the library, instead of the little hideaway she had built for her private moments.

She knew, however, the fortune would favor her that day. Her show-mare of a mother had been planning a rather elaborate show for the next day, and had needed both Twilight and Spike's help to do it. Yes, it was going to be a simple matter of getting in, grabbing the books, and getting out. Thirty seconds, tops.

Yes, she reflected as she swung the door to the library open. Fortune favor-

"Hey, look out!"

Fortune, and Midnight, promptly tripped over a purple and green dragon, and was sent spiraling into the floor of bad luck.

"Geez, Mids, where are you going in such a hurry? I thought you were helping Rarity today." Spike said, none the worse for wear. As he helped his 'little sister' up, Midnight felt a pang of guilt.

Spike had always had a crush on Rarity. Still had a crush on Rarity. Just then, when he had spoken her name, he had done so with a loving sigh. Yet, it was Midnight who would be doing this. Midnight who had the chance that he had so craved for years.

"Yeah, I think I'm okay, Spike. I could say the same for you, I thought you were with Mom and Momma." Midnight stammered, trying not to look guilty, doing her very best not to let her sleeve display what was in her heart like it usually did. Spike sighed.

They sent me to get a magic book, but it's taking forever to find it!" Spike groused, and sure enough, the library was in a shambles, piles upon piles of books thrown about by a frustrated young dragon.

"R-Right! Me too! I-I went to get a book on sewing for Rarity!" Midnight pounced upon the excuse like a thirsty pony would a glass of water. Her horn glowed, and she promptly grabbed a book from the scattered piles of texts. She didn't even really know if it was the right one, she just promptly shoved it into her saddlebag. Spike's eyes glimmered with hope.

"Hey, I know! Why don't I take that book to Rarity, and you can help Twilight and Trixie?" He offered, rubbing his hands in anticipation. Midnight went scarlet, and her stomach lurched. "C'mon, Mids..."

"What Rarity and I are doing, I'm afraid you can't help with, Spike..." Midnight said, sighing as loudly as possible, to make it sound like she didn't want to really be doing. "You know, it's something only...uhm, only I can help her with..."

"Oh, I guess she's using you as a living mannequin, huh? Well, I gues-"

"Thanksforunderstandingsayhitomomandmomma!" Midnight spilled out, using that moment of weakness to back out of the library in rapid reverse, leaving a very confused Spike in her wake.

"Man, she's acting weird again. Huh...Doesn't she usually call her Aunt Rarity?"

Midnight didn't stop running until the library was out of sight, until her brother was out of sight. She pushed down the pangs of guilt that she felt, and dispelled the mental image of Spike looking heartbroken, and her parents looking at her with reproach.

I'm sorry, Spike. I'll find some way of making this up to you, even if you never learn about this.

Taking a moment to catch her breath, Midnight reached into her bag, her curiosity getting the better of her. She pulled out the book that she had claimed during her desperate escape.

A Young Pony's Guide to Dating

Midnight stared at that title for a long time, her eyes wide. Her lips twitched, and she began to laugh, shaking her head hard. Had Momma Twilight simply not been able to destroy any book, no matter how bad it was?

Yet...still...

She smiled, remembering back to the lesson of that night. Of how you don't need to follow some guide. You follow your heart, and the heart of the one you have feelings for. That was how she had set out on this path with Rarity to begin with. She would need only to keep following the trail.

This wouldn't be as hard as she thought.

---

"Excuse me, I'd like to hire your restaurant for a special, private meal."
"We are not a caterer, Ma'am."
"Do you know who I am?"
"Yes. A pony without a reservation."
"No. I'm Midnight. Princess Midnight. And if you're willing to do this special thing for me, in complete secrecy, the next time Princess Luna and Princess Celestia come to visit Ponyville, I will recommend your restaurant to them."
"..."
"Well?"
"You drive hard bargain, Ma'am."
"Sir."
"Sir?"

---

Rarity's wait continued.

Five more minutes passed.

Five more minutes fraught with anticipation and anxiety.

There was a knock at the door.

Damn it, Titanium, you are wearing at my resistance not to ficify this. :smallredface:

Rarity's Night
On the outside, the fair rarity was the picture perfect of elegance, poise, and grace. Her dress shone polished as though it were first hemmed not a fortnight before. Her crystal slippers danced with the light as though they had a mind of of their own. Her hair was goomed, mussed, and groomed again, just that absolute hint of natural wave in what was otherwise a perfectly sculpted bun, tight curl in the back. Oh yes. Rarity looked stunning to say the least.

However, inside her heart was pounding, her stomach was in knots, and she was just beyond frazzled. Not only was this her single chance at the kind of night that most women of her upbringing could only hold in their dreams and fantasies, the fact still stood that her mysterious prince was dear little Midnight, and regardless of the fact that this evening was supposed to be her best night ever, the gala that never was... This was still her niece. She had to balance the regality of a true lady with ensuring she was doing everything she could for the pony she cared for so much.

And somewhere in the back of her mind, something was still nagging, tugging, reminding her constantly that this was indeed the little filly she had watched from birth to womanhood and all points between. The daughter of one of her best friends, a mare a generation her younger.

This all compounded slowly but surely within her mind to turn her into a quivering mental wreck.

There was there was the sound of hooves upon the cobbled walk.

"Deep breath Rarity... In... Out..."

A knock upon her door, and her hoof was already upon the latch. When had she found herself this close? Five seconds.

...Oh Celestia, two seconds. That would have to be good enough, she could barely contain herself; and she couldn't quite discern the driving force behind her anxiety. The metal rang out with a resounding clack, the door nearly flying off of its creaky hinges as Rarity slid back, her eyes flitting over the Stallion before her in absolute awe.

---

Sweetie Bell rest her head in her hooves, a pair of old metal rimmed headphones draped lazily over her ears as she stared out the front window of Carousel Boutique, classical music escaping from the battered foam rests. She found herself determined to discover what exactly her sister was up to, however she wasn't quite as direct about it as her and her friends used to be back when they were active crusaders. A faint smile crossed her muzzle at the thought. Besides, she was pretty sure that with the way Rarity was acting tonight, she wouldn't notice if she had decided to watch from five steps behind her.

There was some sort of movement upon the walk, a figure she couldn't quite make out. It was certainly a pony she had never seen in Ponyville. That coat color was something like she had never seen before. No... No, somehow it was familiar. The Stallion tentatively trotted into the light shed by the window in which she stood. Soft violet coat. Blue, pink, and indigo mane. That telltale stagger and nervousness. There was something that was ringing a bell... It was literally right on the tip of her tongue...

Her ears perked as she shot off of her flank, the headphones falling quickly to the ground.

"No. Way. Applebloom is never gonna believe this."

---

She could scarcely believe her eyes. If she hadn't known any better, she would have been completely unable to recognize him. A bona fide prince. This was not Midnight, that much was certain, and she would not ruin this for either of them by allowing that little apprehension to return to her mind.

"O...Oh my." She managed to stammer, talking a step backwards into the threshold of her home, just staring the prince before her up and down, unable to quite process the absolute regality that stood before her. Here. For her. Unfortunately for her, she quickly realized that she was standing absolutely dumbfounded, making a complete fool of herself. She felt an all too familiar heat returning to her cheeks rather quickly, and in order to mask it, forced herself out of the revealing light of the storefront and into the night.

"You look absolutely stunning this eve, my Prince." She laid herself before him, body dipping in a deep and respectful bow, a coy expression on her face. "I can not tell you how much I've been looking forward to this evening." She felt the hair on the back of her neck prick. "To spend a night with an true prince."

And with that, I bid you ponies adieu. I need to be up for work in five and a half hours. Goodnight! http://i.imgur.com/dB204.jpg

tonberrian
2011-10-11, 11:31 PM
Haven't made an image dump in a good while:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uHmL0UNFfcI/TpTMMcbv0pI/AAAAAAAANv4/wZGLdAHGEPc/s1600/prinny_pony___jtdrift_by_rotangel-d4chdsw.png

WAITING FOR THIS SINCE FOREVER.


Oh heavens, go back to your punnery and leave my weary mind at peas.

First thought: Get thee to a punnery!

tonberrian, why you so random?

EsperDerek
2011-10-11, 11:36 PM
And with that, I bid you ponies adieu. I need to be up for work in five and a half hours. Goodnight! http://i.imgur.com/dB204.jpg

I have to go to bed too, so my next pose will be in the morning anyways. You have a good night, and everypony else, too! :smallsmile:

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-11, 11:42 PM
*Midnight yeeps as she's glomped, but smiles happily, and gives the filly fierce cuddles!

"She's right, you know. I love cuddling. :smallbiggrin:


Jade flips her head over her shoulder, sticking her tongue out at the stalker-ponies as she receives the attention she presumes they are pining over.

The ever radiant Midnight is receiving yet another of her his admirers with such open hooves! What I would give to be in that pony's hooves! But alas, I have neither the courage nor poise to approach a princess prince of such beauty and grace. Therefore I settle for admiring her him from afar. If only I could just force my own hooves to walk towards her him, but my chance has long passed; I have overstayed my welcome, and worn on his patience long enough.

It is settled, then that I shall leave the Midnight Prowlers behind me! Farewell Prince Midnight, I will never see you again; for if the winds of fate should bring us together once more, I shall approach you as an entirely new pony! A pony that can say with confidence that he believes in the him that believes in himself!


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

open at own risk....this is weaponized D'awww with Hnnnnnngggggg readings off the charts....and thats saying something for this thread!!
LAST CHANCE TO TURN BACK
May the gawds have mercy on you if you open this one!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KrVY0qKqRek/TpTMM9NraZI/AAAAAAAANwA/OCiIhHWR8Ls/s1600/luna_with_socks_by_123hamster-d4chn2c.jpg

An alicorn in a box! I'LL STEAL IT! NOPONY WILL EVER KNOW! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMtTHFEXLvU)


Haven't made an image dump in a good while:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vrS9Yu-jLFY/TpTMP7bhegI/AAAAAAAANww/H-z_0WQ27FU/s1600/cmc_halloween_time_by_mickeymonster-d4ciu8o.png


I approve of this one so much!



That would work out great for the first fifty years, then we would all die out...

I suppose, one way or another, I'd have to take a hit for the team. Don't wanna hear it, Jade...

Nonsense! Midnight or Lix will make sure that The Book (Yes, that book) will be available everywhere.

Also, I see what you're doing with the Quote tags!

byaku rai
2011-10-11, 11:48 PM
Sleep, then class and misery... x.x

But first, story.

Chapter 3: (think I'm just gonna make a habit of reposting the latest chapter with the new one, just to keep continuity. Also made a small change based on EsperDerek's advice)
It didn’t change immediately this time. To be honest, I didn’t even know what had happened until I learned later from Ditzy. I was too busy poring through a new acquisition, and I didn’t even notice when the sun failed to rise.

Ditzy, sweetheart that she is, filled me in in her typical manner. The Princess’s sister, the Mare in the Moon, had returned after a thousand years of banishment. Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and the somewhat obnoxious unicorn mare I had seen tromping around town with a baby dragon on her back had gone into the Everfree Forest and beaten her. Princess Celestia had returned and shown mercy on her sister, even going so far as to welcome her back to the royal palace in Canterlot. Oh, and obnoxious unicorn mare was staying in the library now. *facehoof*

Life in Ponyville got a bit more interesting after that. It seemed like just about every week some new disaster would hit, as if some cosmic force was targeting us. Pinkie Pie kept up her constant barrage of randomness (I mean really, how did she manage to disguise herself as a POTTED PLANT inside my own home without me noticing?). Rainbow Dash and Applejack’s friendly rivalry would spike from time to time. Rarity… well, she stayed Rarity. Only more so, if that was possible. And Fluttershy started coming out of her shell a bit, which I for one enjoyed (although, as Ditzy likes to point out, I seem to have a thing for mares with wings). I did my best to avoid the library and its new tenant, and everything settled into a new, slightly different routine.

One day, as I was studying, a knock came at my door. I opened it and found myself face-to-chest with a large, impressive Pegasus stallion. He was coal black, and dressed in dark blue metal armor, like a dark doppelganger of the Princess’s Skyguard. He gave me a cursory once-over, his eyes lingering on the scythe adorning my flank, before speaking.

“Are you Shadow the Unicorn?” His voice was deep, with a cultured accent marking him as a Canterlot native.

“I am. What brings you to my house today?” My own voice, like the rest of me, was wispy and light, almost undetectable after the larger pony’s rumble.

“I’ve been sent by the Princess to retrieve you. Please gather what you need and come with me, sir.”

“What does Princess Celestia want with me?” I asked, more than a little surprised. Flashbacks, quickly repressed, of my rejection from her academy fluttered through my mind.

That earned me an odd look from the huge Pegasus. “Not Celestia, sir. I’m bringing you to Princess Luna.”


And Chapter Four (really need to come up with a name for this thing x.x):
The journey was swift thanks to the strength of my escort and his partner. They dropped me off at the royal palace, where a nervous-looking Pegasus filly was waiting to escort me to the Princess. We descended through the large and complex building, moving from the well-lit and colorfully decorated upper levels to the lower levels, where dust and decay were the rule of the day. Where up above colorful banners proclaimed the glory of Princess Celestia, down below the only indications of royalty were small silver and mother-of-pearl crescent moons set into the stones of the wall at intervals.

We passed through a narrow archway at the end of a hall so low that I had to duck and my Pegasus guide had to land, and the change in scenery was immediate. Where before the walls had been simple stone with the occasional crescent inset, now long, midnight blue tapestries adorned with a moon-and-stars motif fluttered in an unfelt breeze. Candles set in wrought iron braziers gave off an eerie bluish-white radiance and covered the edges of the room in an ever-moving blanket of dancing shadows. Tall gothic pillars reached up to a dark-obscured ceiling, giving the place a feeling of size beyond its true dimensions.

All of this I observed during later visits. The first time I entered that chamber of eternal night, I had eyes for her and her alone. Her coat was a soft purple, her mane a shining blue. Elegant wings rested half-folded on her back, and a small black tiara rested on her horn. Her crescent moon cutie mark floated in a patch of inky spots on her flank (and although I tried my best, my eyes kept getting drawn back to that flank), and as I entered her pale green eyes met mine and sent a shiver all the way from my tail to the tip of my nose. She sat upon a raised dais, covered with silver-embroidered cushions the color of her coat.

“Ah, Shadow!” she said, obvious delight lighting up her youthful features. “I’ve been waiting for you. Come closer, please.” She indicated a cushion one step down from the top of her dais with an elegantly shoed hoof. I obeyed without a second thought; anything to be nearer to this magnificent paragon of marehood.

When I had sat down and finally recovered enough from my initial awestruck state to formulate actual speech, I managed to splutter out the question: “Why did you bring me here?”

Luna pouted and hung her head, a look so sad and hurt that it made my heart twinge in guilt. “I guess I still haven’t been back long enough to earn the title Princess from you ponies…” As I stuttered an apology, she drew herself up a bit taller, smiled, winked, and clopped me on the shoulder with a girlish giggle. “I’m kidding! You can call me Luna if you want, Shadow. After all, we’re going to be working very closely together.”

“So, um… Luna…” She looked at me expectantly, her green eyes boring into my grey ones. I blushed. “So why am I here?”

Luna smiled demurely, shifting herself so she could whisper directly into my ear. “I have need of your… special talents.”

Years of deception took hold of my mouth before my brain could veto them. “I’m just a farmer, Your Highness.” I cringed, suddenly afraid that I had offended the beautiful mare or made her angry.

Instead, she just laughed again. “Oh, Shadow.” She leaned even closer, brushing against my coat and making my blush deepen and spread. In a singsong voice, she whispered, “I know your secret…”

I leapt away in a panic. How could she know? No one could know! The dark energies of my talent wrapped around my horn, focusing on the beautiful alicorn. But she just chuckled. A soft blue glow formed around her horn and sudden, intense agony coursed through my body. I dropped to the ground, coughing up blood and fighting the pain, as she stood and trotted over to me.

She nuzzled me as I lay there in agony, and emitted another of her tinkling laughs. “Oh, my Shadow. You’re not nearly powerful enough to hurt me. At least, not yet. What fun we shall have…” Her magic wrapped my body in its soft embrace, soothing the pain and spiriting me off into a deep sleep.



If I can keep up this chapter-a-day business, this could turn out well. If I don't, please hit me over the head with whatever is most convenient until I start writing again. Goodnight, gentleponies. See you all in the morning.

Topaz
2011-10-12, 12:24 AM
FFRP: Blue Ponies Yay!

Of course! It's just down the road over here, and then we take the first left... or was it the second left? It's so much easier to find these places from the air.

Anyway, did you know that they also serve a rare Azure Lily tea; it's a bit expensive, but definitely worth trying.
Topaz trots beside Raindrop, taking no notice of any backtracking or roundabout routes. Oh, the Azure Lily tea sounds intriguing! And so appropriate for a blue pony dinner. (laughs lightly) So, when did you discover Neighponese food? I spent some time there as a foal, myself.

Snerk. My desktop pony Luna is sleeping in the middle of my post window, and Octavia is playing along to Billy Joel.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-12, 12:25 AM
Goodnight thread! I finally finished up enough work to go to sleep...

otakuryoga
2011-10-12, 01:14 AM
Ummm... the Wonderbolts? Particularly Spitfire and Soarin.
Also, background pegasi off the top of my head: there's Dizzy Twister, Medly, and Cloudkicker. Check out this list (http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_ponies) for all the ponies.



even usin that list...pegasi still come up short compared to the others...and most of the pegasi listed are one shots from sonic rainboom or the gala
the 3 you named...dizzy twister..thats the one with 3 tornado cutie mark i guess? i recognize the pony but never really heard a name for her before
medly? no clue
cloud kicker...have heard the name but cant really match to a pony

i think alot of people would be hard pressed to name any pegasi beyond Derpy, Soarin, Spitfire, The Bullies, and The other 4 wonderbolts and those last 7 dont even have widely used names :smallannoyed:

regardless..i was more referring to the abundance of fics and pics
where the lack of pegasi really starts to show






Fluttershy is not favourite - she's just the most timid and needs a little extra reassurance.

now you are just in denial http://i.imgur.com/dB204.jpg

Brazen Shield
2011-10-12, 01:31 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

Dexam
2011-10-12, 01:39 AM
even usin that list...pegasi still come up short compared to the others...and most of the pegasi listed are one shots from sonic rainboom or the gala
the 3 you named...dizzy twister..thats the one with 3 tornado cutie mark i guess? i recognize the pony but never really heard a name for her before
medly? no clue
cloud kicker...have heard the name but cant really match to a pony
That should have been Medley, not Medly. Confound these typo-inducing hooves! :smalltongue: Medley is a green pony who shows up a lot in the background of Winter Wrap Up and Sonic Rainboom.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/deb5d8aa8e36c0aa3f428b56d34eb8ac/35776%20-%20brohoof%20high_five%20medley%20pegasus%20rainbo w_day%20winter_wrap_up.jpg

Cloud Kicker is the pegasus with similar colourings to Derpy, and has a sun-and-cloud cutie mark. She's and Dizzy Twister have some... interesting facial expressions in Griffin the Brushoff:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c259b4eb9fd8fe4652c459d066f31cca/19017%20-%20Cloud_kicker%20background_ponies%20derp%20derpf ace%20dizzy_twister.png



i think alot of people would be hard pressed to name any pegasi beyond Derpy, Soarin, Spitfire, The Bullies, and The other 4 wonderbolts and those last 7 dont even have widely used names :smallannoyed:

regardless..i was more referring to the abundance of fics and pics
where the lack of pegasi really starts to show
I guess that short list, plus Scootaloo, Celestia and Luna in the winged ponies group, provide sufficient pegasi for the ficcers' purposes. I've seen a fair bit of art for other pegasi, provided you know the fanon names to search for it.


now you are just in denial http://i.imgur.com/dB204.jpg
I just prefer to believe that Lauren doesn't play favourites and loves her pony creations children equally. http://i.imgur.com/6ZURl.png

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 01:48 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

Stories where the love improves the protagonist as a person. The story can end in tragedy, and I've even got a kind of deep attraction to tragic love, but for it to interest me it has to be a personal journey almost as much as a shared one.

*

Ever since S1E01 9:39 Rainbow Dash has been best pony. It's never even been a question about which pony I like best; it's always been a contest between the rest and second place. Rainbow Dash is so far and away my favourite it's incontestable. One of my key reasons for this position is "Because of how much fun she would be to be around".

Today, that attitude was fundamentally justified, because I met her in person.

One of the junior managers, a girl I've seen around but have never done a shift with, is basically a mentally healthy Rainbow Dash. She's a few months away from joining the army, with the ambition of becoming a special forces commando. Rock music, quality rock music, all over her iPod. Short, cute, fit, and above all fun.

When most people say "Let's put pots on our heads and run at each other!" they're joking or making a Simpsons reference. When she said it, we actually did it. Big plastic tubs on our heads, running at each other, crashing into each other and falling over in a daze. Later, fencing with pens as swords and pots as shields.

And, later in the day, when the next manager came in, they got in a fight (for reasons that could only be communicated in "He started it"). It involved ninja tactics, spectacular vaulting over the counter, and several laps around the store. Then she threw a cup of flour at him and covered him head to toe in white. After a moment of surveying the damage, he responded with "Come here and let me hug you!"; the chase resumed.

Eventually, when caught, she went straight to six year old tactics and bit his arm. There was a moment when he just sort of stood, arm out, showing the ten or so staff watching that she was legitimately biting his arm, and she had a look like 'Well, I can't let go now'.

It was an awesome day :smallbiggrin: And that is why Rainbow Dash is best pony.

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 01:50 AM
Wait, is she actually from the show?
Blink and you miss her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86nJKVgdpl4&t=18m27s), provided you have some sort of eye condition that makes you blink very slow, or maybe a nervous tick that would cause you to blink rapidly for several seconds, then you would miss her.



i think alot of people would be hard pressed to name any pegasi beyond Derpy, Soarin, Spitfire, The Bullies, and The other 4 wonderbolts and those last 7 dont even have widely used names :smallannoyed:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fc8c6aced807d68ec59e0114284241a1/51636%20-%20Soarin'%20Surprise%20ask_surprise%20g1%20g1_to_ g4%20mind_blown%20wonderbolts.png

Kris Strife
2011-10-12, 02:01 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

A happy ending, specifically one where all involved are improved by it.

Dexam
2011-10-12, 02:04 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

In no particular order:

1. Believability. The pairing/attraction has to make sense and match the canon personalities involved. If the author is starting to assign personality traits and behaviours to the characters just to make the pairing fit their story, it's going to feel jarring and disconnected. The characters need to be in love for character reasons, not because the author wants them to be together.

2. Emotion. Make me know that feel, brony. It's got to tug at the heart-strings *just right*. Make me fall in love with the characters falling in love; I've got to care about the relationship. That said, don't make the prose/dialogue too tacky.

3. Pacing. Build up to it. I really don't like it when the story goes: " 'I have a crush on you!' 'OMG! *I* have a crush on *you*!' And then they [REDACTED, FADE TO BLACK]". Likewise, don't drag it out too long - too much "will they/won't they" gets boring.

4. Conflict. Something needs to threaten the relationship, be it an external influence (a third party, events beyond their control) or an internal influence (doubt, mistrust). Use comedic misunderstandings sparingly - this trope is heavily overused by sitcom writers. How the conflict is ultimately resolved depends on whether the author is after a happy or a sad ending.

... I'm surprised at how easily I just wrote that. Confound these ponies, making me get in touch with my emotions!

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 02:07 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

Graphic depictions of intercourse. I mean, uh, talking. Yeah. Most of the best love stories are just that, two people slowly getting to know and care about each other through fairly mundane and trivial events. Usually doesn't happen like that in real life, but it's more interesting to watch then when there's some sort life changing crisis that they lean on each other for and come out of as better people.



When most people say "Let's put pots on our heads and run at each other!" they're joking or making a Simpsons reference. When she said it, we actually did it. Big plastic tubs on our heads, running at each other, crashing into each other and falling over in a daze. Later, fencing with pens as swords and pots as shields.

Australia is a foreign country, they do things differently there.

I guess that joke dies when you make it literal, huh?

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 02:17 AM
Australia is a foreign country, they do things differently there.

I guess that joke dies when you make it literal, huh?

Are you kidding? It was great! We did a best of five!

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 02:43 AM
Are you kidding? It was great! We did a best of five!

I'm more surprised that you guys haven't lobbied the Olympic committee to have Put Pots On Your Head And Run Into Each Other be made a part of the summer games yet.

"The past is a foreign country..." is the opening line of The Go-Between, which is firmly on the "bummer" side of the love story endings scale.

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 02:49 AM
I'm more surprised that you guys haven't lobbied the Olympic committee to have Put Pots On Your Head And Run Into Each Other be made a part of the summer games yet.

All the foreign competitors died in the trial games, and no one else had the courage to step up, so they just mail Australia a gold medal every year by default.

BlasTech
2011-10-12, 02:53 AM
Finally got around to playing with that pony creator:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/Sek2.png

Okay, back home where I can see these pictures, and gotta say neat, especially the wings. Gotta ask though, would he be more obviously clockwork-y in real life? (just askin' since the pony creator doesn't have a clockwork skin option) :smalltongue:


*Sees bronies dieing from cuteness-induced heart attacks*
KIIIIIIRAAAA!!!:smallfurious:
I will find this fiend and put an end to his delusional ramp- HRRRNNNNNNNNNNNG!
*thump*
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/collab/src/130826395197.png

It must be something about this being the 1 year anniversary of the cartoon, but the whole day has been non-stop HNNG and D'aww ... I'm surprised I'm still alive.

*Checks earlier post*

Oh wait, I'm not!

*returns to death*


even usin that list...pegasi still come up short compared to the others...and most of the pegasi listed are one shots from sonic rainboom or the gala
the 3 you named...dizzy twister..thats the one with 3 tornado cutie mark i guess? i recognize the pony but never really heard a name for her before
medly? no clue
cloud kicker...have heard the name but cant really match to a pony

i think alot of people would be hard pressed to name any pegasi beyond Derpy, Soarin, Spitfire, The Bullies, and The other 4 wonderbolts and those last 7 dont even have widely used names :smallannoyed:

regardless..i was more referring to the abundance of fics and pics
where the lack of pegasi really starts to show



Medley is one of the stars of One Last Quest, where she plays a central role (albeit alongside the more well known Nurse Redheart and Cheerilee). As for other OC/Background Pegesai, they do get a their representation in quite a few works I've read; such as Antipodes (Tiptoe), Her Majesty's Royal Service (Storm Stunner, central character), heck Cloud Kicker even gets a cameo as Scootaloo's Mom in Past Sins.


So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

Not sure I'd be the best to answer since I generally don't read that many shipping stories ... but I'd have to say whether I enjoy them depends heavily on the writer's ability to portray the emotional side of things. The lead up to and execution of the moment when the two find that deep, emotional, bond between them is reciprocated is what makes it an engaging read to me.

The "greater than the sum of the parts" part plays into that, as it has to be something specific about the each pony's personality that makes them a good match.


Are you kidding? It was great! We did a best of five!

Sounds like a bucket of fun. My day was dull by comparison. In fact, the only interesting thing to happen here lately was that someone decided to make a post-it note version of 8 bit Mario on our office window some weeks back. I looked out today and the office across the road now sports an 8-bit pac man ghost and a space invader. :smallbiggrin:

EDIT:

Have some more D'aww; the story of how Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy met!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/284/a/4/how_they_met_by_speccysy-d4ckq7d.png

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 02:56 AM
All the foreign competitors died in the trial games, and no one else had the courage to step up, so they just mail Australia a gold medal every year by default.

Courage. Right. That's the word.

Dexam
2011-10-12, 02:59 AM
Are you kidding? It was great! We did a best of five!
Let me guess - you totally got your butt handed to you let her win, right? :smalltongue:


I'm more surprised that you guys haven't lobbied the Olympic committee to have Put Pots On Your Head And Run Into Each Other be made a part of the summer games yet.
Eh, we're too busy campaigning to get the Vertical Bar (http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/gossip/10433910/pole-dancing-at-the-olympics/) made an official Olympic event...


All the foreign competitors died in the trial games, and no one else had the courage to step up, so they just mail Australia a gold medal every year by default.
Much like how Darwin has the world's best ice hockey team - not a single defeat, despite never training... or having sticks... or skates... or an ice rink.

Nargan
2011-10-12, 03:30 AM
Powerpoint on topic of my choice. Yay.

So I choose my little pony. Ideas, and pictures would be most helpful!

Thanks pony thread :smalltongue:

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 03:36 AM
Powerpoint on topic of my choice. Yay.

So I choose my little pony. Ideas, and pictures would be most helpful!

Thanks pony thread :smalltongue:

Is it a speech/communications class?

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 03:41 AM
Let me guess - you totally got your butt handed to you let her win, right? :smalltongue:

Oh, implying that I let her win would terribly undervalue the nature of the ass-kicking I received. It's quite a thing to be slid across an entire store to crash into a wall, despite bracing yourself and your opponent only using her head for leverage.



Much like how Darwin has the world's best ice hockey team - not a single defeat, despite never training... or having sticks... or skates... or an ice rink.

DE-FAULT. DE-FAULT.

Nargan
2011-10-12, 03:41 AM
Is it a speech/communications class?

Nope, I.T class. She gives us 1 lesson to learn to powerpoint and present a topic.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 03:50 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

Honestly? Variety.

I always say, if I have to be subjected to romance in stories (and I realise I do...), at least make sure it's not the old tried cliches. Again. (In particular, the ones I don't see inverted nearl enough for my own sense of quality are the age disparity between male and female (because it is almost unilaterally older male/younger female - one of the reasons I cheer on Spike because at least it's fragging different), and as I beleive I've mentioned in the past, height - which is much more subtle but no less annoying in it's prevalence.)

However, at least equally important is the fact that it should be utilised for the maximum amount of comedy as possible. Anything, even romance, is more tolerable if it makes me laugh. (See Hinata Hyuuga/Naruto Uzumaki etc etc)

In fact, the best romance would be one of sufficient unusualness that it makes other characters gawk and/or spit-take when revealed...




"Oh? Well, that's nice, my dear Lichie. I do wonder how you could possibly be prepared, considering all I said was "I think I owe you some revenge." I didn't hint on how, where, or when I was going about it.

Oh, please, I'm not going to do something so trite as to try to fire OFCs at you, or anything like that. You're the one who works with sheer brute force, and I've learned that brute force is just not my way. Oh, no. It's just too messy for my liking.

Heh. Silly little lichie. So overconfident.

Oh, I know, Midnight.

Did you not learn from before? I know brute force is out of the question...

So the question you should be asking yourself is "what can a Lich with access to FTL, time-travel and interdimensional transit if really required, extremely high levels of technology possibly have come up with that renders him completely protected from whatever I can come up with...?"

Like I say, my dear (sic) Midnight -

I cheat.

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 04:02 AM
There is a delete post button, top of the page on the edit post screen.

Deadly
2011-10-12, 04:08 AM
Okay, idea time! Applejack, feeling somewhat sorry for misjudging her, starts visiting Zecora more frequently in order to make amends and get to know her better. They find they have a common interest in growing things - Zecora teaches AJ about herbalism (as suggested earlier), while AJ teaches Zecora about Equestrian farming methods. One day while wandering the Everfree Forest looking at the various strange plants, the pair of them stumble upon an abandoned zebra foal (here's your Applecore :smallwink:). Cue epic adventure/road-movie as they set out together on a mission to return the zebra foal to her (his?) people.

Thanks, that could work :)

Right now I'm kinda pondering if maybe Applecore is a side of Applejack, her "core", that we haven't seen. Rather than an actual pony. Or maybe that side of her becomes an actual pony and she has to actually deal with it, and that's probably not very easy. Not entirely sure where Zecora comes into that picture, though. Maybe something to do with ancient "zebra magic"?

Also considered maybe Applecore is brother/sister that we haven't seen. Kinda leaning towards brother, perhaps one who was sent off to the military/royal guard to get some much needed discipline. I'm kinda seeing Applecore as rather unruly for some reason.

And I'm considering making it a Halloween story for some reason, meaning if I do that I'm kinda in a hurry now to have it written before the end of the month.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 04:14 AM
There is a delete post button, top of the page on the edit post screen.

Ah, thank you. I thought there was one somewhere, but couldn't for the unlife of me remember where.

And I have now deleted said double post, which I realise in hindsight now makes Thanqol seem a bit strange, out of context, in case anyone was wondering...

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 04:16 AM
In fact, the best romance would be one of sufficient unusualness that it makes other characters gawk and/or spit-take when revealed...

Yes. It is too bad that we don't have any examples of that in this thread.

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 04:17 AM
Yes. It is too bad that we don't have any examples of that in this thread.

And we wouldn't have a custom video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hALD6Uft7-w)produced for that exact purpose.

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 04:20 AM
And we wouldn't have a custom video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hALD6Uft7-w)produced for that exact purpose.

Is a nice hat.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 04:25 AM
And we wouldn't have a custom video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hALD6Uft7-w)produced for that exact purpose.

...

...

And now I must find a way to make you use that in context!

Hopereaver, do something crazy and random!

Righto.

That doesn't involve you getting out of uniform!!!

Ohh.
I was only gonna change into magical girl form, y'know.
Er, I got nuthin'.

*skullpalm*

Kris Strife
2011-10-12, 05:10 AM
...

...

And now I must find a way to make you use that in context!

Hopereaver, do something crazy and random!

Righto.

That doesn't involve you getting out of uniform!!!

Ohh.
I was only gonna change into magical girl form, y'know.
Er, I got nuthin'.

*skullpalm*

Can anyone help?

Trixie
2011-10-12, 05:46 AM
What do you guys use for Anti-Virus and regular maintenance? O_o

...

If I wanted my PC to work half as fast, I'd have spent half of the money, thank you http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg


I finally broke down and ordered some ponies last week, one of the collector's twelve packs and the "gift pack" from Toys backwards R Us. Apparently I timed my order exactly wrong, not knowing that the package was coming via UPS most of the way, but via the USPS for the last leg. Because Monday was Columbus day the post office was closed, so UPS got the package to it's sorting center a few miles from my house, and there it stalled because the post office was closed. Today they delivered it to the post office, and presumably it'll be here tomorrow, but I've just been vibrating all Monday and today, knowing that ponies were within miles of me, but unreachable.

...well, if this helps any, you're in far better situation than most bronies?

Thanqol
2011-10-12, 06:12 AM
Is a nice hat.

Is.


...

...

And now I must find a way to make you use that in context!

Hopereaver, do something crazy and random!

Righto.

That doesn't involve you getting out of uniform!!!

Ohh.
I was only gonna change into magical girl form, y'know.
Er, I got nuthin'.

*skullpalm*

Come at me bro. If you can provoke a spittake I'll make a new video specially for you.

Rappy
2011-10-12, 06:23 AM
Oh hey, a new thread. I guess that's as good a reason as any to reappear.

...

...Hi.

*Lurks back into the shadows*

SlyGuyMcFly
2011-10-12, 06:48 AM
Iz a nize hat.

FTFY.:smallwink:

Deadly
2011-10-12, 06:53 AM
Finally went to the dentist to hear the bad news.

http://i.imgur.com/jNLDQ.png

Apparently I'm going to have to find some 6000$ somehow. And I had to pay almost 200$ just for them to look me in the mouth and tell me that price. My bank is not going to like me, I was finally starting to see the end of my existing loan.

I hope it'll be worth it. It would be nice to have a big white smile, like this http://i.imgur.com/O73if.png, though I'm not sure how much I'll be smiling after paying them.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-12, 07:29 AM
Finally went to the dentist to hear the bad news.

http://i.imgur.com/jNLDQ.png

Apparently I'm going to have to find some 6000$ somehow. And I had to pay almost 200$ just for them to look me in the mouth and tell me that price. My bank is not going to like me, I was finally starting to see the end of my existing loan.

I hope it'll be worth it. It would be nice to have a big white smile, like this http://i.imgur.com/O73if.png, though I'm not sure how much I'll be smiling after paying them.

Ouch. :smallfrown: That really sucks, no wonder ponies don't like going to the dentist. Expensive and traumatizing and always seems to involve a second appointment.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 07:41 AM
Come at me bro. If you can provoke a spittake I'll make a new video specially for you.

Considering this is ponythread, I doubt there's much chance of that, as the ponysanity has rendered everyone pretty much immune...

Kris Strife
2011-10-12, 07:52 AM
Considering this is ponythread, I doubt there's much chance of that, as the ponysanity has rendered everyone pretty much immune...

Actually, I know one thing that I think would work. You're not gonna like it though...

Kindablue
2011-10-12, 07:56 AM
My idea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjmdWdHdKKs) wouldn't work without hair. It'd just slide right off.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-12, 08:02 AM
Okay, back home where I can see these pictures, and gotta say neat, especially the wings. Gotta ask though, would he be more obviously clockwork-y in real life? (just askin' since the pony creator doesn't have a clockwork skin option) :smalltongue:


Yeah, that was a significant limitation. Thanqol had the right idea for skin in the birthday picture I got him to draw:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/droid_pony.jpg


Oh, implying that I let her win would terribly undervalue the nature of the ass-kicking I received. It's quite a thing to be slid across an entire store to crash into a wall, despite bracing yourself and your opponent only using her head for leverage.


This sounds like a very fun coworker!

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 08:14 AM
Actually, I know one thing that I think would work. You're not gonna like it though...

Oh, I'm sure there are theoretically plenty of horribly disgusting and morally distasteful1 things I could do; however, I like to constrain myself to reality and the things that I would actually do.

I'm almost entirely sure whatever you're thinking of falls in that latter category.

Especially if it involes any of the following: Lix, vampires, vegetables, sport, Lix, transmogification, steriotypical societal conventions, Lix or Hopereaver-in-a-non-violent-fashion.



1To my morals, not yours.

Kris Strife
2011-10-12, 08:27 AM
Oh, I'm sure there are theoretically plenty of horribly disgusting and morally distasteful1 things I could do; however, I like to constrain myself to reality and the things that I would actually do.

I'm almost entirely sure whatever you're thinking of falls in that latter category.

Especially if it involes any of the following: Lix, vampires, vegetables, sport, Lix, transmogification, steriotypical societal conventions, Lix or Hopereaver-in-a-non-violent-fashion.



1To my morals, not yours.

...How do you feel about bacon and/or ping pong balls?

EsperDerek
2011-10-12, 08:42 AM
Rarity's Night
On the outside, the fair rarity was the picture perfect of elegance, poise, and grace. Her dress shone polished as though it were first hemmed not a fortnight before. Her crystal slippers danced with the light as though they had a mind of of their own. Her hair was goomed, mussed, and groomed again, just that absolute hint of natural wave in what was otherwise a perfectly sculpted bun, tight curl in the back. Oh yes. Rarity looked stunning to say the least.

However, inside her heart was pounding, her stomach was in knots, and she was just beyond frazzled. Not only was this her single chance at the kind of night that most women of her upbringing could only hold in their dreams and fantasies, the fact still stood that her mysterious prince was dear little Midnight, and regardless of the fact that this evening was supposed to be her best night ever, the gala that never was... This was still her niece. She had to balance the regality of a true lady with ensuring she was doing everything she could for the pony she cared for so much.

And somewhere in the back of her mind, something was still nagging, tugging, reminding her constantly that this was indeed the little filly she had watched from birth to womanhood and all points between. The daughter of one of her best friends, a mare a generation her younger.

This all compounded slowly but surely within her mind to turn her into a quivering mental wreck.

There was there was the sound of hooves upon the cobbled walk.

"Deep breath Rarity... In... Out..."

A knock upon her door, and her hoof was already upon the latch. When had she found herself this close? Five seconds.

...Oh Celestia, two seconds. That would have to be good enough, she could barely contain herself; and she couldn't quite discern the driving force behind her anxiety. The metal rang out with a resounding clack, the door nearly flying off of its creaky hinges as Rarity slid back, her eyes flitting over the Stallion before her in absolute awe.

---

Sweetie Bell rest her head in her hooves, a pair of old metal rimmed headphones draped lazily over her ears as she stared out the front window of Carousel Boutique, classical music escaping from the battered foam rests. She found herself determined to discover what exactly her sister was up to, however she wasn't quite as direct about it as her and her friends used to be back when they were active crusaders. A faint smile crossed her muzzle at the thought. Besides, she was pretty sure that with the way Rarity was acting tonight, she wouldn't notice if she had decided to watch from five steps behind her.

There was some sort of movement upon the walk, a figure she couldn't quite make out. It was certainly a pony she had never seen in Ponyville. That coat color was something like she had never seen before. No... No, somehow it was familiar. The Stallion tentatively trotted into the light shed by the window in which she stood. Soft violet coat. Blue, pink, and indigo mane. That telltale stagger and nervousness. There was something that was ringing a bell... It was literally right on the tip of her tongue...

Her ears perked as she shot off of her flank, the headphones falling quickly to the ground.

"No. Way. Applebloom is never gonna believe this."

---

She could scarcely believe her eyes. If she hadn't known any better, she would have been completely unable to recognize him. A bona fide prince. This was not Midnight, that much was certain, and she would not ruin this for either of them by allowing that little apprehension to return to her mind.

"O...Oh my." She managed to stammer, talking a step backwards into the threshold of her home, just staring the prince before her up and down, unable to quite process the absolute regality that stood before her. Here. For her. Unfortunately for her, she quickly realized that she was standing absolutely dumbfounded, making a complete fool of herself. She felt an all too familiar heat returning to her cheeks rather quickly, and in order to mask it, forced herself out of the revealing light of the storefront and into the night.

"You look absolutely stunning this eve, my Prince." She laid herself before him, body dipping in a deep and respectful bow, a coy expression on her face. "I can not tell you how much I've been looking forward to this evening." She felt the hair on the back of her neck prick. "To spend a night with an true prince."

Rarity's Night

*Prince Midnight took a deep breath as he walked the last few steps towards the Boutique, wincing as his natural clumsiness seemed to be trying to fluster her even at this late moment, his hoof tripping over an invisible line. Nonetheless, he managed to keep upright and walking. As he made it to the door, he looked about to make sure that nopony was watching, unaware of the true voyeur that was looking down upon him. He rapped his hoof against the door.

Two painful seconds passed, Midnight's heart beating in his throat, his natural nervousness threatening to swamp over him. The door opened.

Rarity need not have worried about standing dumbfounded in front of her date, nor making a complete fool for herself. For when Prince Midnight's eyes laid sight upon the picture of elegance that Rarity had created, the breath caught in his throat, and his eyes widened. Oh, sure, he had seen Rarity dressed up before, but never like this, and never in this situation. The same heat that rushed through Rarity arced through her date, and Midnight was thankful for the purple of his coat, to hide the brilliant blush that moved to his cheeks.

Not to say that he wasn't stunning as well. He had elected a nobleman's uniform, but unlike the last noble that Rarity had dated, Midnight had wisely chosen darker colors, both not to bring to mind Blueblood, and because it works well with his natural colors. His hair has been carefully styled,at the very least to keep that forelock from getting between his eyes. He truly looked the part of Prince.

"My Lady Rarity..." He started, as Rarity bowed low to him, the mare recovering before him. He smiled softly, and then dipped low, bowing in return. "You look absolutely ravishing tonight. A picture of true beauty and grace."

Midnight's horn glowed gently, and he relied on a trick that he knew so well from his parents. A bouquet of gorgeous flowers appeared, strange flowers that Rarity had never seen before, blues, purples, and silvers. Midnight took them in hoof, and then, in one smooth, graceful motion, offered them to his Lady.

"These are hardly a match for my Lady's beauty, but I hope that you accept them nonetheless."


The ever radiant Midnight is receiving yet another of her his admirers with such open hooves! What I would give to be in that pony's hooves! But alas, I have neither the courage nor poise to approach a princess prince of such beauty and grace. Therefore I settle for admiring her him from afar. If only I could just force my own hooves to walk towards her him, but my chance has long passed; I have overstayed my welcome, and worn on his patience long enough.

It is settled, then that I shall leave the Midnight Prowlers behind me! Farewell Prince Midnight, I will never see you again; for if the winds of fate should bring us together once more, I shall approach you as an entirely new pony! A pony that can say with confidence that he believes in the him that believes in himself!

"Oh, for Celestia's sake."

Before he can take two steps away from Midnight, he suddenly feels a powerful glomp, hooves wrapping around him! Midnight's head slips past his shoulders, and she gives him a grin, as she snuggled herself tightly up against him in cuddles

"I don't just receive cuddles, you know. I give them. I don't need some brave, courageous pony, I'll cuddle anypony who I feel deserves it!"


HOh, I know, Midnight.

Did you not learn from before? I know brute force is out of the question...

So the question you should be asking yourself is "what can a Lich with access to FTL, time-travel and interdimensional transit if really required, extremely high levels of technology possibly have come up with that renders him completely protected from whatever I can come up with...?"

Like I say, my dear (sic) Midnight -

I cheat.

"Oh, please. You say that like you're the only pony who ever cheats, ever.

But you're right, you have access to various levels of technology and transit. You probably have come up with a whole variety of different ways to defend yourself. So, the key comes in finding a way that that technology cannot benefit you. Or, even, benefits me."

She smiles slightly.

"You should check your chain of command, because it just changed. It seems that there's a new rising star in your little fleet, who juuussttt got promoted to a rank juuusssttt above yours. Very impressive pony, too. You might know her! Her name starts with 'M' and ends with 'T'. She's risen quite far for somepony who is still alive. It also seems that she's been assigned to your fleet in command."

That smile turns into an almost malicious grin.
http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png "It seems that you're in my seat, Commander."

otakuryoga
2011-10-12, 08:43 AM
if you havent seen this yet then let the drooling and dreaming begin
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120792470190?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


now i just need to have an armored car drop a bag of money out the back right in front of me during the next day and a half......

byaku rai
2011-10-12, 08:55 AM
*yawn* morning ponythread. I should probably be getting ready for class... *shrug* this works too.

probably not gonna write any today. personal issues that have to do with the date, and i don't want any of my emotional baggage worming its way into the story. apologies if that disappoints anypony. plus i have a calculus test at 230 that i desperately need to study for, for all the good it will do me at this point.

... aw, who am i kidding, i'm gonna fail it regardless. gotta try, tho...

best case scenario, i spend the night on this thread watching ponies and eating ice cream. x.x worst case scenario, i curl into a little ball of sadness and sleep until the world looks like it might start improving.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 10:05 AM
"Oh, please. You say that like you're the only pony who ever cheats, ever.

But you're right, you have access to various levels of technology and transit. You probably have come up with a whole variety of different ways to defend yourself. So, the key comes in finding a way that that technology cannot benefit you. Or, even, benefits me."

She smiles slightly.

"You should check your chain of command, because it just changed. It seems that there's a new rising star in your little fleet, who juuussttt got promoted to a rank juuusssttt above yours. Very impressive pony, too. You might know her! Her name starts with 'M' and ends with 'T'. She's risen quite far for somepony who is still alive. It also seems that she's been assigned to your fleet in command."

That smile turns into an almost malicious grin.
http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png "It seems that you're in my seat, Commander."

Certainly.

Let's just get the tedious business of giving me the correct authorisation code for the handing over of sector command and we can get right on to the mandatory traditional ceremony for the changing of command officers!

It's been a while since I've seen one of those, they're always such fun!

I'll have a prisoner brought from the brig, shall I?

No, it's you Midnight, we'll make it four, because you deserve special treatment!

Yessir! On it!

I'll even let you use one of my swords, to save you having to clean your horn off.

Blood is so difficult to get out of hair, I'm given to understand...

...

Ah, here they are...

Oh Bright Lady, I don't want to die!

Hush, now, prisoner.

*holds sword hilt out to Midnight*



Your move, ma'am...

Titanium Fox
2011-10-12, 10:17 AM
I totally read that wrong.
"huh? He's not a baby boomer..."

"... OH."

...I'm the son of a pair of Baby Boomers! Does that count? http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.png

And somehow I still feel old. I need to stop looking at it from the lens of "I'm 20, that means 1/4 of my life is over."


Ponythread'll do that. I suggest you steer clear of deviant art, ponibooru, wildcritters, ponychan, furaffinity, and any other art site that may have pony.

It's for your own good.

My pony folder may be sitting at two gigs (not counting music, that bumps it to five), but it's all old stuff. I haven't had time for Ponychan in months, and that's where the bulk of my stuff came from in the first place.




Sweet!

-

Ugh, and when I come back the thread has been locked? No fun. This may take a while, mates.

Oh look, in my sleepiness I missed a conversation Centimeters above where I posted. ha.
Easy answer: enough eject overcoming any problem applies equally to everything; logistics and physics included.

Yay! More minds for the herd! And SiuiS, don't feel bad, I missed this entire post. You know, the one that literally takes up 3/4 of page 5? :smalltongue:


Getting into theoreticals more than actual advice then.

I have to ask, is being immune to attack rolls a bad thing? As far as optimization goes, immunity to attack is pretty lowball. Around level 10, threats are usually of the binary win/lose variety.

You're right though, and there is always bigger fish, but it's not always where they need to be. Personally, I want to subvert it. Have a mastermind villain, lead the party on a merry chase for fifteen levels, and he's like a 6th level adept and just really, really clever.

You know, I might try this for my next campaign.


That would work out great for the first fifty years, then we would all die out...

I suppose, one way or another, I'd have to take a hit for the team. Don't wanna hear it, Jade...

"Must... Resist... NGGGG-

...Hurrrrr.


FOR SCIENCE

"And lulz! Don't forget lulz!"



This needs some text to stay apparently.

...Hee.


Maybe two games is the way to go.
My problem with deciding, honestly, is that each system has one really cool thing the other lacks. I haven't done the math to know how well thy could hybridize though, and I haven't even fully integrated either system into my thinking. Case in point; Esper brought up some interesting insights that slid by me. Usually not noteworthy, except he was asking me stuff based on my insights at the time :smallredface:

We'll see how this progresses. We have three folks who are almost willing to run, but don't feel confident enough to do so. I'm pretty sure one of us will break down soon.

I would be willing to run if I wasn't already running two campaigns on a sixty hour work schedule.


I honestly think I am incapable of using such a set up. My eyes require just enough correction that there is no balance between 'can see all screens' and 'can read the text'.

Closest I could do was when I planned on using a projector instead of a monitor.

And nope! No mission control as yet.

Heh. It's a learned skill. You start with two at a college or something, and then suddenly with one you feel cramped and crushed. For most it stops there, but I was finding myself cramped during projects with two, so I bought a third. I then noticed I had another VGA port on my 8800 GT, so I figured "why the **** not?" And now I have obtained a Mimo which I have no other use for, so on it goes!

I'll throw up pictures at some point tonight after work.


So that's what that is!
Aye. I think Pinkie is what happens when you mess up a color tag. I the color name doesn't exist In the system, another small piece of her is freed.

I'm convinced that Pinkie Pie exists somewhere in the cosmos, and she is doing literally everything she can to convince someone to get her out of there.


Tragedy is the romantic's guilty pleasure. It's become somewhat of a crutch for me. It's so easy to evoke emotion through tragedy, that doing otherwise is hard. I also set my life up to be a beautiful tragedy, the way my moral system went. It wasn't until about a month or two ago that Thanqol pointed out I could drop the tragedy part and just have a beautiful life.

Still reeling from that one, actually XD

Care to elaborate on how you managed to set up your life to be a "beautiful tragedy"? I know it's a personal question so if you don't want to delve into it, then by all means that's fine. :P


I do not grok. Mantime? Do you mean the number of man-hours invested?

Sorry, sometimes I forget not everyone from the thread is from my college, and most of you don't know the little memes and tropes we use. We consider it man time when someone does something masochistic and manly. For example, if you've ever played League of Legends:

Jungle Annie! IT'S MANTIME!


Honestly, I'm just surprised you're still tied up. Have you tried wiggling the joystick?
NOT A WORD ABOUT INNUENDO

But I thought you had me right where you wa- *notices the white text* -...Umm... I mean... What's a joystick?


You're selling yourself short, me lad. Here is some advice. Draw a character you like. Preferably one that looks crappy, because they are easier to do over and over. Do a small comic, have adventures.


In highschool, from... Second year to halfway through third, I pulled a Thanqol and drew at least one page of comic every day. At first it was just dumb meta stuff; me creating a world to play around in. Then I got attached to one. Wanted to progress their history. Started actual stories.

And I went from this;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/fd65fd7e.jpg


To this;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/087e786d.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/d2ee5072.jpg

Just out of repetition. And there's plenty of low quality practice art there, too.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/53c43a60.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/c4ac6802.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/8a8a00f9.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/155b2be8.jpg

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/2cfc7901.jpg

Thanqol is an artist. He can draw, paint, color, and 'shop. I can draw. I am comfy with that (although I plan to learn digital painting soon). So just try drawing, like, a pony, or a pokemon, or just lines and see what they make. If it's fun, it's worth pursuing, and to the moon with "quality". Just have fun. Consider; you're good enough with computers that at 20, you're making 3, 4 times my annual income. Because you love computers. You don't have to be a professional artist to love doodling, get good at it. Here's one I did just now for fun. I can't remember where I was originally going with it; after Bleakbane I just sort of started doodling an antigravity Lix Lorn.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/c6ddc4a9.jpg


The downside is I got sidetracked and am now seriously behind on thread keeping upping XD

Wow, that is some massive improvement. And I have to say, the thought of having to go through that much improvement is extremely intimidating. I do kind of enjoy drawing on a level, but it's that wait for improvement that kind of puts me off. It's the same reason I've never gotten into guitar like I keep saying I'm going to. The only things I've really gotten into are things that I've come into with a certain baseline of natural talent in; enough that I'm satisfied with my results right from the get-go. Sure I wasn't as good at writing as I am now when I started, but when I did start I was happy with the results, and that's what matters to me.

Who knows, maybe someday. But for right now, I don't have the time to spend sketching and drawing and working my flank off to get that much better.

Also. That is so Lix. XD


If I do get help, you'll have to walk me through it like you're trying to explain basic math to me. I tend to get lost on the "what kind of computer do you want?" part. I don't understand the specs well enough to min/max anything effectively.

Dude, one of my jobs is working consulting for a basic elementary school. Do you know what "system volume" is? If so, you're better off than about 20% of users I've had to deal with. You'll be fine. XD


I dunno. I'm considering becoming a police officer. Wouldn't want to move up there then become a boogie man; that's a major trust violation XD

You know, one of my friends from back home did the same thing, and I'm not afraid of him. There's a difference in my mind. If I know you before you become a cop, or get to know you before I realize you're a cop, then my mind differentiates you and registers you're actually a person I can relate to. "Oh, that cop isn't out to get me! That's my friend SiuiS!" If not though, I know it's extremely irrational, but I just can't help it.

Especially when they're in cruisers. I can actually function near street cops. I turn into a crawling granny driving near a police cruiser.

Although I am getting better!


Midnight is special. It makes it less like reading/thinking something naughty, and more like finding my sister's self-insert romance novel. With descriptive measurements.

...*Shudder* Don't worry, I won't put you through that man.


Second, how did thy get so much? Even with item creation, they need downtime.

Betting on themselves in the Arena. I put in place laws to stop them. Psycho is a changeling. They have a magical brand which is supposed to identify them. They had to re-brand him multiple times. They can't discern that it's the symbol of the arena fighter through the thirty brand marks. He rolled a 32 to bluff that he was born with a magical tumor.


Roll with it. Game economy is utterly breakable. A high CHA bard with old age and a timeline could start with +2 everything because of good perform checks. A level one caster can spend two feats and a bunch of time to generate wealth from nowhere. Handling numbers is the basis of DMing.

I'm from an old school set though, where I was lucky to have a masterwork weapon by level 4. A lot of players develop an antiDM mindset accidentally; D&D is presented as a game you can "win". The designers even purposefully put in good choices and bad choices to "reward players who develop system mastery". Sometimes, allowing the players to stomp everything for a few levels is the order of the day.

I get the feeling youre exasperated more than upset though. I you actually get upset, just be like "hey guys. This is kinda putting a damper on my plans and I'm not having fun. What can we do to fix this?"

It's just frustrating. I have all this stuff planned out with thematically appropriate enemies at the proper place for their expected CR upon arriving there. Now that the party is going to be 2 - 5 levels higher when they get there with better than average equipment for their level anyways... You see where I'm going with this, yes?


Also, all psychoshutins keep out;

vile damage is damage that can only be healed while under effects of Hallowed Land. Most players are aware of vile damage. They will go out o their way toget it fixed.

Most players aren't aware of the spell, Assassin's Blade. One weapon, duration: until discharged. The damage from that weapon's next attack can't be healed unless the wound is uncursed. That's right, remove curse before any healing takes place.

Have something smite the player and leave gaping unholy wounds. The only church that can heal them doesn't accept money for miracles - how crass! Boost diplomacy DC by four from now on for even suggestion such a thing! - though they appreciate donations and my, that cloak/ring/wand is nice...

If you're a real rat bastard, the wound is vile and cursed, require hallowed healing to fail, expensive research to figure out what really happened, and then hallowed healing once the curse is broken.

You could even do hypothermic damage as well, if you never want to be invited to DM again XD

...*Cackles*


I don't understand.
HOW DID THE LASER STILL HIT ME?!?!


http://images.wikia.com/athfwiki/images/f/f2/Drweird280.jpg
SCIENCE!


I'm gonna have to mail you a gift card, so you can drink something while you pony.*

D'aww.


Why, put Pinkie Pie in your head, of course. What else would the Internet do?

Butbutbut... I thought Pinkie Pie did that on her own!


I object! No computer I myself have owned and operated has EVER had problems with a virus.

They died because I carried them in my hobo satchel and they aren't designed to weather the elements. Hence the need for a desktop.

If you need a hearty laptop to resist the elements of Hobo Satchel, I can point you in the right direction man. :P


Eyup. I can drive! It's just like playing GTA or crazy taxi!

Unless you mean drive legally and safely. Different ball game, that.

But driving legally and safely isn't fun! D:

...You know, suddenly, I feel like I understand why I have a phobia of cops.




So, new thread! Weee!

I finally broke down and ordered some ponies last week, one of the collector's twelve packs and the "gift pack" from Toys backwards R Us. Apparently I timed my order exactly wrong, not knowing that the package was coming via UPS most of the way, but via the USPS for the last leg. Because Monday was Columbus day the post office was closed, so UPS got the package to it's sorting center a few miles from my house, and there it stalled because the post office was closed. Today they delivered it to the post office, and presumably it'll be here tomorrow, but I've just been vibrating all Monday and today, knowing that ponies were within miles of me, but unreachable.

Never has this emote been more appropriate.
http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png

That is the most frustrating thing in the world. It's only two miles away, you could go and get it yourself! But you can't. Aaargh.


You're doing a wonderful job, Titanium, absolutely wonderful. :smallsmile:

^///^


Good, I'm glad! I definitely do think we can turn this into a story once we're done the RP, it's already pretty darn close to it as it is.

So awesome!


*Midnight giggles softly, her hooves wrapped around Jade.

"Some ponies are silly ponies, aren't they? All they need to do is come here, and I'll cuddle them all the same."

"I know, right? I just don't get them. They spend hours per day following you around pretending you don't know exactly where they are. Oh well. I guess it's fun for you, right?"


I don't know...while colts and fillies are cute little things, the adult versions of ponies have certain very special advantages to them. :smallbiggrin:

BRAIN PLEASE STOP GO- I give up. Yes brain. Go ahead, be free.


The ever radiant Midnight is receiving yet another of her his admirers with such open hooves! What I would give to be in that pony's hooves! But alas, I have neither the courage nor poise to approach a princess prince of such beauty and grace. Therefore I settle for admiring her him from afar. If only I could just force my own hooves to walk towards her him, but my chance has long passed; I have overstayed my welcome, and worn on his patience long enough.

It is settled, then that I shall leave the Midnight Prowlers behind me! Farewell Prince Midnight, I will never see you again; for if the winds of fate should bring us together once more, I shall approach you as an entirely new pony! A pony that can say with confidence that he believes in the him that believes in himself!

"Boys can be so melodramatic..." She sighs.


Sleep, then class and misery... x.x

But first, story.

Chapter 3: (think I'm just gonna make a habit of reposting the latest chapter with the new one, just to keep continuity. Also made a small change based on EsperDerek's advice)
It didn’t change immediately this time. To be honest, I didn’t even know what had happened until I learned later from Ditzy. I was too busy poring through a new acquisition, and I didn’t even notice when the sun failed to rise.

Ditzy, sweetheart that she is, filled me in in her typical manner. The Princess’s sister, the Mare in the Moon, had returned after a thousand years of banishment. Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and the somewhat obnoxious unicorn mare I had seen tromping around town with a baby dragon on her back had gone into the Everfree Forest and beaten her. Princess Celestia had returned and shown mercy on her sister, even going so far as to welcome her back to the royal palace in Canterlot. Oh, and obnoxious unicorn mare was staying in the library now. *facehoof*

Life in Ponyville got a bit more interesting after that. It seemed like just about every week some new disaster would hit, as if some cosmic force was targeting us. Pinkie Pie kept up her constant barrage of randomness (I mean really, how did she manage to disguise herself as a POTTED PLANT inside my own home without me noticing?). Rainbow Dash and Applejack’s friendly rivalry would spike from time to time. Rarity… well, she stayed Rarity. Only more so, if that was possible. And Fluttershy started coming out of her shell a bit, which I for one enjoyed (although, as Ditzy likes to point out, I seem to have a thing for mares with wings). I did my best to avoid the library and its new tenant, and everything settled into a new, slightly different routine.

One day, as I was studying, a knock came at my door. I opened it and found myself face-to-chest with a large, impressive Pegasus stallion. He was coal black, and dressed in dark blue metal armor, like a dark doppelganger of the Princess’s Skyguard. He gave me a cursory once-over, his eyes lingering on the scythe adorning my flank, before speaking.

“Are you Shadow the Unicorn?” His voice was deep, with a cultured accent marking him as a Canterlot native.

“I am. What brings you to my house today?” My own voice, like the rest of me, was wispy and light, almost undetectable after the larger pony’s rumble.

“I’ve been sent by the Princess to retrieve you. Please gather what you need and come with me, sir.”

“What does Princess Celestia want with me?” I asked, more than a little surprised. Flashbacks, quickly repressed, of my rejection from her academy fluttered through my mind.

That earned me an odd look from the huge Pegasus. “Not Celestia, sir. I’m bringing you to Princess Luna.”


And Chapter Four (really need to come up with a name for this thing x.x):
The journey was swift thanks to the strength of my escort and his partner. They dropped me off at the royal palace, where a nervous-looking Pegasus filly was waiting to escort me to the Princess. We descended through the large and complex building, moving from the well-lit and colorfully decorated upper levels to the lower levels, where dust and decay were the rule of the day. Where up above colorful banners proclaimed the glory of Princess Celestia, down below the only indications of royalty were small silver and mother-of-pearl crescent moons set into the stones of the wall at intervals.

We passed through a narrow archway at the end of a hall so low that I had to duck and my Pegasus guide had to land, and the change in scenery was immediate. Where before the walls had been simple stone with the occasional crescent inset, now long, midnight blue tapestries adorned with a moon-and-stars motif fluttered in an unfelt breeze. Candles set in wrought iron braziers gave off an eerie bluish-white radiance and covered the edges of the room in an ever-moving blanket of dancing shadows. Tall gothic pillars reached up to a dark-obscured ceiling, giving the place a feeling of size beyond its true dimensions.

All of this I observed during later visits. The first time I entered that chamber of eternal night, I had eyes for her and her alone. Her coat was a soft purple, her mane a shining blue. Elegant wings rested half-folded on her back, and a small black tiara rested on her horn. Her crescent moon cutie mark floated in a patch of inky spots on her flank (and although I tried my best, my eyes kept getting drawn back to that flank), and as I entered her pale green eyes met mine and sent a shiver all the way from my tail to the tip of my nose. She sat upon a raised dais, covered with silver-embroidered cushions the color of her coat.

“Ah, Shadow!” she said, obvious delight lighting up her youthful features. “I’ve been waiting for you. Come closer, please.” She indicated a cushion one step down from the top of her dais with an elegantly shoed hoof. I obeyed without a second thought; anything to be nearer to this magnificent paragon of marehood.

When I had sat down and finally recovered enough from my initial awestruck state to formulate actual speech, I managed to splutter out the question: “Why did you bring me here?”

Luna pouted and hung her head, a look so sad and hurt that it made my heart twinge in guilt. “I guess I still haven’t been back long enough to earn the title Princess from you ponies…” As I stuttered an apology, she drew herself up a bit taller, smiled, winked, and clopped me on the shoulder with a girlish giggle. “I’m kidding! You can call me Luna if you want, Shadow. After all, we’re going to be working very closely together.”

“So, um… Luna…” She looked at me expectantly, her green eyes boring into my grey ones. I blushed. “So why am I here?”

Luna smiled demurely, shifting herself so she could whisper directly into my ear. “I have need of your… special talents.”

Years of deception took hold of my mouth before my brain could veto them. “I’m just a farmer, Your Highness.” I cringed, suddenly afraid that I had offended the beautiful mare or made her angry.

Instead, she just laughed again. “Oh, Shadow.” She leaned even closer, brushing against my coat and making my blush deepen and spread. In a singsong voice, she whispered, “I know your secret…”

I leapt away in a panic. How could she know? No one could know! The dark energies of my talent wrapped around my horn, focusing on the beautiful alicorn. But she just chuckled. A soft blue glow formed around her horn and sudden, intense agony coursed through my body. I dropped to the ground, coughing up blood and fighting the pain, as she stood and trotted over to me.

She nuzzled me as I lay there in agony, and emitted another of her tinkling laughs. “Oh, my Shadow. You’re not nearly powerful enough to hurt me. At least, not yet. What fun we shall have…” Her magic wrapped my body in its soft embrace, soothing the pain and spiriting me off into a deep sleep.



If I can keep up this chapter-a-day business, this could turn out well. If I don't, please hit me over the head with whatever is most convenient until I start writing again. Goodnight, gentleponies. See you all in the morning.

AARGH SO MUCH I NEED TO READ. @_@


So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?

Hmm. It's really hard to describe. I look for believability, but still that touch of overt sweetness, that little oomph that makes it stand out as more than reality, but still less than fantasy. I don't know, like I said, I really have a hard time describing it.


Blink and you miss her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86nJKVgdpl4&t=18m27s), provided you have some sort of eye condition that makes you blink very slow, or maybe a nervous tick that would cause you to blink rapidly for several seconds, then you would miss her.

Huh. Blast my imperceptive eyes!


Powerpoint on topic of my choice. Yay.

So I choose my little pony. Ideas, and pictures would be most helpful!

Thanks pony thread :smalltongue:

I would do it on the fandom as a whole, and argue as to why this phenomena (namely: the existence of so many Bronies) has occured.


And I have now deleted said double post, which I realise in hindsight now makes Thanqol seem a bit strange, out of context, in case anyone was wondering...

Wait, you're saying he needs help to seem strange? http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png


...

If I wanted my PC to work half as fast, I'd have spent half of the money, thank you http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Wait, what? o.o


Oh hey, a new thread. I guess that's as good a reason as any to reappear.

...

...Hi.

*Lurks back into the shadows*

LURKER! DON'T LET 'IM GET AWAY!


Finally went to the dentist to hear the bad news.

http://i.imgur.com/jNLDQ.png

Apparently I'm going to have to find some 6000$ somehow. And I had to pay almost 200$ just for them to look me in the mouth and tell me that price. My bank is not going to like me, I was finally starting to see the end of my existing loan.

I hope it'll be worth it. It would be nice to have a big white smile, like this http://i.imgur.com/O73if.png, though I'm not sure how much I'll be smiling after paying them.

...Anypony else wanna start a drive for that money? Seriously, 6000$. Ouch. ><


Actually, I know one thing that I think would work. You're not gonna like it though...

...Well you could always do that. We don't talk about that though, do we? >c
DISCLAIMER: I have literally no idea what you're up to with this one, I'm just bluffing.


Certainly.

Let's just get the tedious business of giving me the correct authorisation code for the handing over of sector command and we can get right on to the mandatory traditional ceremony for the changing of command officers!

It's been a while since I've seen one of those, they're always such fun!

I'll have a prisoner brought from the brig, shall I?

No, it's you Midnight, we'll make it four, because you deserve special treatment!

I'll even let you use one of my swords, so save you having to clean your horn off.

Blood is so difficult to get out of fur, I'm given to understand...

Ah, here they are...

Oh Bright Lady, I don't wan to die!

Hush, now, prisoner.



Your move, ma'am...

...O-Oh my. That... Commander, truly you are ruthless.
MIDNIGHT. USE PRESTIDIGITATION. MAKE HER LOOK DEAD.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 10:24 AM
I can't remember where I was originally going with it; after Bleakbane I just sort of started doodling an antigravity Lix Lorn.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/c6ddc4a9.jpg


Duuude!

How the heck did I miss that this morning?!?!?

That's fragging AWESEOME!

(And a little bit disturbing - because of Lix, obviously - but AWESOME!)

I think it's just perfect!

Shut up, you.


MIDNIGHT. USE PRESTIDIGITATION. MAKE HER LOOK DEAD.

But, oh my badness, if she did that, how would the ritual work without all the blood and released negative energy?


...O-Oh my. That... Commander, truly you are ruthless.

As a famous scholar often said: "Ain't I a stinker?"

tonberrian
2011-10-12, 10:26 AM
Isn't there some sort of clean alternaftive to death available? It seems such a waste of life, to me.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 10:32 AM
Isn't there some sort of clean alternaftive to death available? It seems such a waste of life, to me.

Surely you aren't insulting our ancient customs that harken back to times before Western society?

It's a ceremony, of course it's wasteful! So are streamers and balloons, when you get down to it! But a bit of waste in the name of custom - or for fun - is all good, right?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-12, 10:41 AM
Surely you aren't insulting our ancient customs that harken back to times before Western society?

It's a ceremony, of course it's wasteful! So are streamers and balloons, when you get down to it! But a bit of waste in the name of custom - or for fun - is all good, right?

Theoretically Jade is already on the bridge...

Now just to decide if I should call the commander's bluff.

EsperDerek
2011-10-12, 10:41 AM
Curse you, AOTRS! You've hit my weakness: Posting just minutes before I have to go to work! Truly you are a fiend. :smalltongue:

So, yeah. My move will be a little delayed. :smallannoyed:

tonberrian
2011-10-12, 10:45 AM
Surely you aren't insulting our ancient customs that harken back to times before Western society?

It's a ceremony, of course it's wasteful! So are streamers and balloons, when you get down to it! But a bit of waste in the name of custom - or for fun - is all good, right?

I'm a terribly insensitive pony, so yes, I am insulting your customs.

I would think that you could get much more out of screams.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 10:46 AM
Curse you, AOTRS! You've hit my weakness: Posting just minutes before I have to go to work! Truly you are a fiend. :smalltongue:

So, yeah. My move will be a little delayed. :smallannoyed:

That's okay, the prisoners aren't going anywhere...

I'll enjoy my last day in command, shall I...?


I'm a terribly insensitive pony, so yes, I am insulting your customs.

I would think that you could get much more out of screams.

But that doesn't generate nearly enough negative energy!

And, come on, really, tonberrian, you're making a such big deal over this!

It isn't as if executing a few prisoners isn't something I do every day anyway! For kicks or stress relief!

I mean, haven't you heard me say before how I supplement my gaming group with prisoners from the brig mostly so I can abruptly kill them with Maximised Disintigrate to keep the other players in line? I've been doing that for years...

tonberrian
2011-10-12, 11:00 AM
But that doesn't generate nearly enough negative energy!

And, come on, really, tonberrian, you're making a such big deal over this!

It isn't as if executing a few prisoners isn't something I do every day anyway! For kicks or stress relief!

I mean, haven't you heard me say before how I supplement my gaming group with prisoners from the brig mostly so I can abruptly kill them with Maximised Disintigrate to keep the other players in line? I've been doing that for years...

Ah.

Screams are not efficient enough for you? I've heard that laughter is 10 times more powerful than screams. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-jzSuYB9Y)

Zevox
2011-10-12, 11:02 AM
So, everypony, I have a Threadwide inquiry:

What do you guys look for in a love story?
I don't. I'm sick of love stories, simply because romance subplots seem to be obligatory in every single form of media these days, whether TV, movies, books, or whatever. Heck, they're even in a lot of video games, and half of those still don't much care about having a story.

Telling me that something has a good story that doesn't involve romance is easily a better way to catch my interest than telling me that it's one of the greatest love stories ever written.

(And now you know one of the reasons I don't do shipping.)

Zevox

PhantomFox
2011-10-12, 11:03 AM
This might be required viewing for understanding the character interactions of the mane 6

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/285/d/2/mane_6_friendship_is_magic_by_jrk08004-d4ciokt.png

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 11:09 AM
Ah.

Screams are not efficient enough for you? I've heard that laughter is 10 times more powerful than screams. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-jzSuYB9Y)

It also doesn't generate any negative energy at all...


Theoretically Jade is already on the bridge...

Now just to decide if I should call the commander's bluff.

Bluff?




I don't. I'm sick of love stories, simply because romance subplots seem to be obligatory in every single form of media these days, whether TV, movies, books, or whatever. Heck, they're even in a lot of video games, and half of those still don't much care about having a story.

Telling me that something has a good story that doesn't involve romance is easily a better way to catch my interest than telling me that it's one of the greatest love stories ever written.

(And now you know one of the reasons I don't do shipping.)

I realised that, unfortunately, romance is sufficiently popular - especially in today's media that has ground "sex and related cultural phenomina sells" in so deeply - that it is unavoidable; so I work on the basis that if I must suffer through it, at least it should be entertainingly different or at least funny; if I'm busy laughing at somebody being a bit of a prat, at least I'm not bored and/or throwing things...

(But if you ask me, Biggles and Lord of the Rings (the books, not the films) had it about the right amounts, i.e. basically not there...)

Titanium Fox
2011-10-12, 11:20 AM
Rarity's Night

*Prince Midnight took a deep breath as he walked the last few steps towards the Boutique, wincing as his natural clumsiness seemed to be trying to fluster her even at this late moment, his hoof tripping over an invisible line. Nonetheless, he managed to keep upright and walking. As he made it to the door, he looked about to make sure that nopony was watching, unaware of the true voyeur that was looking down upon him. He rapped his hoof against the door.

Two painful seconds passed, Midnight's heart beating in his throat, his natural nervousness threatening to swamp over him. The door opened.

Rarity need not have worried about standing dumbfounded in front of her date, nor making a complete fool for herself. For when Prince Midnight's eyes laid sight upon the picture of elegance that Rarity had created, the breath caught in his throat, and his eyes widened. Oh, sure, he had seen Rarity dressed up before, but never like this, and never in this situation. The same heat that rushed through Rarity arced through her date, and Midnight was thankful for the purple of his coat, to hide the brilliant blush that moved to his cheeks.

Not to say that he wasn't stunning as well. He had elected a nobleman's uniform, but unlike the last noble that Rarity had dated, Midnight had wisely chosen darker colors, both not to bring to mind Blueblood, and because it works well with his natural colors. His hair has been carefully styled,at the very least to keep that forelock from getting between his eyes. He truly looked the part of Prince.

"My Lady Rarity..." He started, as Rarity bowed low to him, the mare recovering before him. He smiled softly, and then dipped low, bowing in return. "You look absolutely ravishing tonight. A picture of true beauty and grace."

Midnight's horn glowed gently, and he relied on a trick that he knew so well from his parents. A bouquet of gorgeous flowers appeared, strange flowers that Rarity had never seen before, blues, purples, and silvers. Midnight took them in hoof, and then, in one smooth, graceful motion, offered them to his Lady.

"These are hardly a match for my Lady's beauty, but I hope that you accept them nonetheless."

Rarity's Night
She swore that she could feel her heart rising into her throat at the mere sight. He looked so suave, so regal. The spitting image of the prince of her dreams as a filly; although sans the white coat she had so come to despise since anyways. His attire truly did suit his new physique, and she had absolutely no inkling that Midnight's hair could even do what it was doing right now. She made a mental note to ask who was responsible for that miraculous grooming job later on.

She turned her head away, doing her best to hide her cursed blush, an expression of pure flattery quickly forming. "No, no, my dear prince, you mustn't flatter an old mare like this. I am nothing beside you. Dare I say, you are the most handsome stallion I have seen in all of my days." Something in her wanted to begin gushing, but that typical Aunt Rarity response was quickly quelled in favor of a more... in the moment attitude. "Words I nev..er... Oh, how beautiful they are!" It was truly all that she could do to hold back a childlike squeal as her suave prince crafted a pristine bouquet for her from thin air, and with all of the grace of any other who would bear his title, held them for her.

She lifted a hoof, careful not to move to quickly as to break the aura she had so carefully crafted about herself, and took them gently in hoof, her hoof gently brushing against his. At that moment, she felt a near electric tingle spark from pony to pony, her entire body seeming to tingle as she found herself unable to suppress such an excited smile. Her heart fluttered in her chest, and she could nearly feel her knees go weak. Such a simple touch, yet a touch from a prince. Not merely one in title, but also in spirit. The true embodiment of what a prince should be.

Her suppression of this myriad of simultaneous feelings and emotions was rather grand in the true scheme of things. She brought the bouquet down to her own level and held it tight against her chest, smiling down at the cornucopia. Twilight must know a spell to make them last forever, she was sure of it. "Of course I will accept them Prince Midnight." She allowed herself a single, delicate breath over the bouquet, before her eyes turned from her gift back to the gorgeous stallion before her. "Please, do come in. It isn't much, especially for someone of your standing, but feel free to make yourself at home. I will just find a vase elegant enough to hold this beauty and we can begin our evening."

As soon as she was out of sight, she slumped to the floor, her flank scraping against the wall, the flowers still glued tight to her chest. She had no idea how she was going to make it through the evening if she was turning to jelly at a mere brush of his hoof. The flowers levitated into a white and blue ornate vase which she had originally had crafted to hold the flowers she presumed Blueblood would present. It had sat empty in a cabinet for years, and now she could not help but feel it was doing so much more than it was ever commissioned for.

And still, ever nagging was this Prince's true identity. She was slowly finding she was caring less and less about the connotations and what this meant for her as a self proclaimed Aunt, but more and more for the thoughts of those in this pony's life. She was going behind the back of Twilight, Trixie, Spike, and darling little Shimmer. Oh, the two were so happy together. These nagging little thoughts constantly reminding her that this was naught but a facade, niece humoring an old mare's wish, and she was sure it would be just enough to keep her from truly immersing in what the evening was.

She had kept her prince waiting far too long though by wallowing in her own insecurities and thoughts. Royalty waiting in the next room, and Midnight or no, she was Rarity, the most regal pony in Ponyville, and she would live up to that title this eve.

"I am so sorry, how unladylike of me to have kept you waiting my Prince." She nearly cooed as she took long, elegant steps back through the kitchen door, vase and bouquet held ever so slightly apart, trailing behind. She held her composure, allowing herself a single slight smile as the vase was brought down upon the table, flowers following in not a moment's time; the new ornament quickly becoming the centerpiece of the room for it's incredible ability to catch the eye with such vivid coloration and stark contrast. "I do not wish to stall this evening any longer." She held out an arm in an expectant gesture, leg buckled ever so slightly at the knee. "Shall we?"

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-12, 11:21 AM
It also doesn't generate any negative energy at all...
What about evil maniacal laughter?

otakuryoga
2011-10-12, 11:22 AM
Ah.

Screams are not efficient enough for you? I've heard that laughter is 10 times more powerful than screams. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-jzSuYB9Y)




It also doesn't generate any negative energy at all...



that was going to be my conjecture exactly... happiness does nothing for an ancient space-lich

like trying to run an american appliance from a crazy outlet in europe
the results will range from not-good to outright disastrous

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 11:28 AM
What about evil maniacal laughter?

That's just fun.



But no, it doesn't.


that was going to be my conjecture exactly... happiness does nothing for an ancient space-lich

like trying to run an american appliance from a crazy outlet in europe
the results will range from not-good to outright disastrous

Something like that, yeah.



Though, if we want to get technical it's more like Wnegative energy is released from all living beings on death, with the amount depending on the willpower/charisma and emotional state of the victim (negative emotions raise it, positive ones sharply reduce it)." Excessive negative energy release on death is basically what causes "natural" Undead, e.g. ghosts, poltergeists, haunts etc etc.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-12, 11:46 AM
Oh, you don't want to know what I did to him for that comment >>.*

Pictured below*
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/4a79e5be.jpg

Pfft. xD


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

open at own risk....this is weaponized D'awww with Hnnnnnngggggg readings off the charts....and thats saying something for this thread!!
LAST CHANCE TO TURN BACK
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-52wB19srGEQ/TpTMQuCSHDI/AAAAAAAANxE/WDNNxVINyC8/s1600/good_morning_fluttershy_by_johnjoseco-d4ciwxv.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hm7PWYJmtDw/TpTMOlCFkAI/AAAAAAAANwc/lZUmiSnYMg0/s1600/sonic_scootboom_by_demuregirl-d4cinx6.jpg

the Answer to this one is "YES!!!, that would be lovely.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Raoemd2kilE/TpTMKYvoy0I/AAAAAAAANvQ/yve_Rx2Mfnk/s1600/69833+-+artist+RatofDrawn+sexy+twilight_sparkle.png

May the gawds have mercy on you if you open this one!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KrVY0qKqRek/TpTMM9NraZI/AAAAAAAANwA/OCiIhHWR8Ls/s1600/luna_with_socks_by_123hamster-d4chn2c.jpg
:smalleek:
Dat Twilight.


Ah, but life, mademoiselle, she is not fair. She is Just.
...citation needed. :smalltongue:


That would work out great for the first fifty years, then we would all die out...
Midnight would like to differ. :smalltongue:


Ah. See, that didn't occur to me because I'm dumb ><

Good point. So now it's "do we want generic combat, or a system where whether you parry, block, void, or dodge is important, as well as whether it's the left or right hoof you use"?

The complex one isn't that bad, but it does get more involved.
I'd definitely go for generic. PBP is slow enough as it is.


I compulsively avoid homebrew. It's this weird ingrained need to use legitimate material, so all of my ideas have to jive with what's in the books. And both DMG and PHB say go ahead and rename/refluff whatever.
I ALWAYS use homebrew.


I can't remember where I was originally going with it; after Bleakbane I just sort of started doodling an antigravity Lix Lorn.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/examples/c6ddc4a9.jpg

Wait what
This is both awesome and blush inducing.


Midnight is special. It makes it less like reading/thinking something naughty, and more like finding my sister's self-insert romance novel. With descriptive measurements.
I'm pretty sure the ONLY way that could possibly ever be a thing I would experience is if I actually had a sister who wrote self-insert romance novels.
And the only way it would REALLY disturb me is if the other part of the romance was me.


But he already ships with Hopereaver. They are in the spacenavy together.
Mine is the eyeroll that will PIERCE THE HEAVENS.
(EYEROLL)


*Midnight giggles softly, her hooves wrapped around Jade.

"Some ponies are silly ponies, aren't they? All they need to do is come here, and I'll cuddle them all the same."
(OUTOFBUSHTACKLEPOUNCEGLOMP)


Ever since S1E01 9:39 Rainbow Dash has been best pony. It's never even been a question about which pony I like best; it's always been a contest between the rest and second place. Rainbow Dash is so far and away my favourite it's incontestable. One of my key reasons for this position is "Because of how much fun she would be to be around".

Today, that attitude was fundamentally justified, because I met her in person.

One of the junior managers, a girl I've seen around but have never done a shift with, is basically a mentally healthy Rainbow Dash. She's a few months away from joining the army, with the ambition of becoming a special forces commando. Rock music, quality rock music, all over her iPod. Short, cute, fit, and above all fun.

When most people say "Let's put pots on our heads and run at each other!" they're joking or making a Simpsons reference. When she said it, we actually did it. Big plastic tubs on our heads, running at each other, crashing into each other and falling over in a daze. Later, fencing with pens as swords and pots as shields.

And, later in the day, when the next manager came in, they got in a fight (for reasons that could only be communicated in "He started it"). It involved ninja tactics, spectacular vaulting over the counter, and several laps around the store. Then she threw a cup of flour at him and covered him head to toe in white. After a moment of surveying the damage, he responded with "Come here and let me hug you!"; the chase resumed.

Eventually, when caught, she went straight to six year old tactics and bit his arm. There was a moment when he just sort of stood, arm out, showing the ten or so staff watching that she was legitimately biting his arm, and she had a look like 'Well, I can't let go now'.

It was an awesome day :smallbiggrin: And that is why Rainbow Dash is best pony.
I am jealous of your life. DXD


... I'm surprised at how easily I just wrote that. Confound these ponies, making me get in touch with my emotions!
Just as planned.


...

...

And now I must find a way to make you use that in context!

Hopereaver, do something crazy and random!

Righto.

That doesn't involve you getting out of uniform!!!

Ohh.
I was only gonna change into magical girl form, y'know.
Er, I got nuthin'.

*skullpalm*
Hopereaver! Do something crazy and random that DOES involve you getting out of uniform!

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-12, 11:54 AM
FFRP: Blue Ponies Yay!

Topaz trots beside Raindrop, taking no notice of any backtracking or roundabout routes. Oh, the Azure Lily tea sounds intriguing! And so appropriate for a blue pony dinner. (laughs lightly) So, when did you discover Neighponese food? I spent some time there as a foal, myself.

Snerk. My desktop pony Luna is sleeping in the middle of my post window, and Octavia is playing along to Billy Joel.

Oh, you have? I've never been there myself, so you've gotta tell me what it's like.

I first found out about this place when Autumn Breeze, a pegasus that I work with, recommended it. She said that they've got the best Neighponese food in town, and I definitely agree.

Oh, now I know where we are, Okineighwa's is just over here!

(By the way, if Autumn Breeze is the name of somepony else's OC, please (don't) hit me for unintentionally stealing it.)


...

If I wanted my PC to work half as fast, I'd have spent half of the money, thank you http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

But you'd still need an antivirus program and stuff that will make your computer half as fast again. :smalltongue:


"Oh, for Celestia's sake."

Before he can take two steps away from Midnight, he suddenly feels a powerful glomp, hooves wrapping around him! Midnight's head slips past his shoulders, and she gives him a grin, as she snuggled herself tightly up against him in cuddles

"I don't just receive cuddles, you know. I give them. I don't need some brave, courageous pony, I'll cuddle anypony who I feel deserves it!"



"Boys can be so melodramatic..." She sighs.

Eeep! I said that out loud?!

.//////.

Um... I'm sorry for following you around all this time...

(I really hate to be a distraction from the Best Knight Ever!)


if you havent seen this yet then let the drooling and dreaming begin
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120792470190?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


now i just need to have an armored car drop a bag of money out the back right in front of me during the next day and a half......

What the? Shipping costs extra?! You mean to tell me that if I get this, then I gotta pay an extra 10 bucks just to ship it with Rainbow Dash!


...Well you could always do that. We don't talk about that though, do we? >c
DISCLAIMER: I have literally no idea what you're up to with this one, I'm just bluffing.

There's only one thing that you could possibly mean by "that!"

But manly combining requires at least two fighting spirits to come together, forming a raging inferno! Who will our resident space lich combine with?

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 11:57 AM
Hopereaver! Do something crazy and random that DOES involve you getting out of uniform!

Okay!

Hopereaver, don't you d...

...

...

...

On the one hand, I am relieved, because I am entirely sure that is not at all what Lix had in mind. On the other hand, I feel the urge to violently skullpalm.

...

I'd ask where you got the clown costume, the rubber chicken hat and the haddock, and why you were carrying them around with you, but I'm frankly frightened to know.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-12, 11:58 AM
Eeep! I said that out loud?!

.//////.

Um... I'm sorry for following you around all this time...

(I really hate to be a distraction from the Best Knight Ever!)

"Get your flank over here and join in the cuddle pile!"

(You're not distracting, it's okay!)


There's only one thing that you could possibly mean by "that!"

But manly combining requires at least two fighting spirits to come together, forming a raging inferno! Who will our resident space lich combine with?

I literally just watched the entirety of Season 1 of that last night for the first time. Amazing anime is amazing.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-12, 11:59 AM
Okay!

Hopereaver don't you d...

...

...

...

On the one hand, I am relieved, because I am entirely sure that is not at all what Lix had in mind. On the other hand, I feel the urge to violently skullpalm.

...

I'd ask where you got the clown costume, the rubber chicken hat and the haddock, and why you were carrying them around with you, but I'm frankly frightened to know.
Awesome. :smallbiggrin:

Hopereaver knows where her towel is.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 12:05 PM
But manly combining requires at least two fighting spirits to come together, forming a raging inferno! Who will our resident space lich combine with?

He won't be combining with anypony, especially not anypony who wishes to keep their internal organs (and/or lack thereof) in the position to which they accustomed, i.e. internal!

Unless it involves "combining" my fist/claw/boot/rocket launcher at high velocity with some sensitive parts of their anatomy...!
Yes, as a matter of fact, I really don't have anything better to do at the moment than spam ponythread, since I can't do anything constructive as I'm waiting for my sister to come home so we can start on my other sister's birthday tea/present opening/etc, thanks for asking...

So there.

Grif
2011-10-12, 12:09 PM
So... another update to Pony Fortress. Blargh. This game is too addictive at times. :smalltongue:

I'll probably catch up with you guys after this.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-12, 12:24 PM
"Get your flank over here and join in the cuddle pile!"

(You're not distracting, it's okay!)

Oh, um... okay!

*timidly joins in the cuddles*


I literally just watched the entirety of Season 1 of that last night for the first time. Amazing anime is amazing.

And from now on you will understand every single reference to DRILLS THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!


He won't be combining with anypony, especially not anypony who wishes to keep their internal organs (and/or lack thereof) in the position to which they accustomed, i.e. internal!

Unless it involves "combining" my fist/claw/boot/rocket launcher at high velocity with some sensitive parts of their anatomy...!
Yes, as a matter of fact, I really don't have anything better to do at the moment than spam ponythread, since I can't do anything constructive as I'm waiting for my sister to come home so we can start on my other sister's birthday tea/present opening/etc, thanks for asking...

So there.

Do you have any drills that you'd be willing to "threaten" us with instead?

Not that using drills might cause you to inadvertently combine with somepony! [/liarjack]

Titanium Fox
2011-10-12, 12:43 PM
...

No, user. Your loaner laptop will not have access to your "Shared Folder C:\".

No, user, your loaner laptop will not have access to "My Documents" from your old computer, no matter how blue in the face you get decreeing that it automatically backs up to "the cloud" because that's how you think it should work.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 12:54 PM
...

No, user. Your loaner laptop will not have access to your "Shared Folder C:\".

No, user, your loaner laptop will not have access to "My Documents" from your old computer, no matter how blue in the face you get decreeing that it automatically backs up to "the cloud" because that's how you think it should work.

*skullpalm*

I recommend a swift application of particle accelerator cannon.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-12, 12:57 PM
*skullpalm*

I recommend a swift application of particle accelerator cannon.

I personally prefer a swift application of said loaner laptop to their forehead. Tends to do the trick and is much more satisfying.

Oh, also, as for calling your bluff earlier... because I have the memory span of a turnip crossed with a goldfish and completely forgot

"So, umm... Do you just need blood or what? Cause I got plenty of that, and I'm willing, so Midnight doesn't have to kill anypony to get the blood and complete the ritual."

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-12, 01:03 PM
"Get your flank over here and join in the cuddle pile!"

(You're not distracting, it's okay!)

...one of the ponies here with artistic, draw-related talents needs to draw the cuddlepile. Bonus points if it includes as many OC's from the thread as physically possible.

In other news, cuddlepile may be my new favorite word for the day. It's just...so dang fun to say!

*cuddlepilecuddlepilecuddlepilecuddlepilecuddlepil e*

Grif
2011-10-12, 01:18 PM
Lyra, what are those ponies doing?
Cuddling? Or at least that's what my eyes can make out from the tangle of limbs.
Eewwwwwwwww.
Hush, I'm trying to perfect my rocket engine to snatch Twilight right out of her library home. Midnight will never see this coming.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-12, 01:38 PM
Opening paragraph of my upcoming fic! (Assuming I actually do anything more with it.)

It's short-it's basically the pre-opening titles bit. It just made such a perfect break, I had to post it.

Important Tags/Warnings: New series spoiler, I guess? That's it.
“Are you done yet?” asked the shadow, sitting on his flank in the heart of the garden.
“Depends. Are they gone?”
“They’ve been gone for hours, the party ended at midnight. There are less than ten ponies awake in all of Equestria, and thanks to you, I am sadly one of them.”
“So… that’s a yes then?”
“You think?”

An illusion shattered, stone revealed as flesh, wings and limbs breaking free. Thunder rumbled overhead.

“Chocolate?” asked Discord as a small, pink cloud began to fall over the maze.

otakuryoga
2011-10-12, 01:59 PM
[COLOR="Blue"]What the? Shipping costs extra?! You mean to tell me that if I get this, then I gotta pay an extra 10 bucks just to ship it with Rainbow Dash!

naw... Rainbow Dash automatically ships with every pony http://i.imgur.com/HhIbn.jpg

Kris Strife
2011-10-12, 02:08 PM
I personally prefer a swift application of said loaner laptop to their forehead. Tends to do the trick and is much more satisfying.

Oh, also, as for calling your bluff earlier... because I have the memory span of a turnip crossed with a goldfish and completely forgot

"So, umm... Do you just need blood or what? Cause I got plenty of that, and I'm willing, so Midnight doesn't have to kill anypony to get the blood and complete the ritual."

Why are you going to inflict that on that poor, innocent laptop?

"As a related note, I am completely incapable of resurrecting the dead.

Also Commander, would you be interested in some metal infused with tortured souls, screaming silently for all eternity? I won some in a poker game and I have no use for it."

Lix Lorn
2011-10-12, 02:25 PM
Why are you going to inflict that on that poor, innocent laptop?

"As a related note, I am completely incapable of resurrecting the dead.

Also Commander, would you be interested in some metal infused with tortured souls, screaming silently for all eternity? I won some in a poker game and I have no use for it."
Dibs! :smallamused:

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-12, 02:29 PM
I personally prefer a swift application of said loaner laptop to their forehead. Tends to do the trick and is much more satisfying.

Why damage a perfectly good laptop?

And I didn't mean necessarily shoot them with the particle accelerator cannon...


"As a related note, I am completely incapable of resurrecting the dead.

Also Commander, would you be interested in some metal infused with tortured souls, screaming silently for all eternity? I won some in a poker game and I have no use for it."

Sure, why not. I'm sure we can find a use for it somewhere. And I know a few of the guys collect stuff like that for giggles...

Edit: Nevermind, give it to Lix, she's bound to get far more use out of it than me! (I shudder to think what, but she will!)


Oh, also, as for calling your bluff earlier... because I have the memory span of a turnip crossed with a goldfish and completely forgot

"So, umm... Do you just need blood or what? Cause I got plenty of that, and I'm willing, so Midnight doesn't have to kill anypony to get the blood and complete the ritual."

No, no, my dear pony...as I said earlier, it's the negative energy released on death - and only on death - that's the important part, really. Where do you think the power for a lot of sacrifical rituals come from? It's not all about the blood, at the end of the dead...



Also, as an upstanding member of the Army of the Red Spear, superior officer Midnight must already be familiar with the ah, requirements and duties of her exalted position as, sorry, what rank did she say she was again...?

Deadly
2011-10-12, 02:29 PM
...Anypony else wanna start a drive for that money? Seriously, 6000$. Ouch. ><

Yeah, not only are they going to put me in terrible physical pain no doubt, they also get to ruin me. Must be a fun job, if you're a sadist.

byaku rai
2011-10-12, 02:35 PM
The calculus test was even more awful than I expected. Out of the six problems, I only fully answered one, and there were at least three out of the other five that I couldn't even properly start on. I'm probably going to have to drop the class, which means that I might lose a scholarship, which means I'm either going to have to get a full time job at a fast food place to make enough money to come to school here or just drop out. It's at times like these that I really, really wish that I could use profanity, because "horseapples" just isn't going to cut it this time.

Somepony kill me, it's more merciful that way.

... Aotrs Commander, aren't you looking for sacrifices anyway? I volunteer.

Pokonic
2011-10-12, 02:44 PM
The calculus test was even more awful than I expected. Out of the six problems, I only fully answered one, and there were at least three out of the other five that I couldn't even properly start on. I'm probably going to have to drop the class, which means that I might lose a scholarship, which means I'm either going to have to get a full time job at a fast food place to make enough money to come to school here or just drop out. It's at times like these that I really, really wish that I could use profanity, because "horseapples" just isn't going to cut it this time.

Somepony kill me, it's more merciful that way.

... Aotrs Commander, aren't you looking for sacrifices anyway? I volunteer.

Yeash, and I thought my day was bad.:smalleek:

To be exact, we took a 2 hour long test in the coldest room in the building. I had to pinch myself to feel anything but all-numbing cold. The sort of cold that can only get removed with a hot shower. "Burrr"


On a lighter note, The Childeren Of Nightmare are open for volentary sacrifices. Sign up now and your close family members get heavy tax reductions!