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Trixie
2011-10-17, 07:13 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.96
Crazy 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.


***

Ponytar Artists

Alarra
Alterform
Crown of Thorns
Dirtytabs
Irbis
Kairaven
Khosan
Trixie
...and a lot more besides.

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

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 [IMHO]:

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 (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20TheAmishPirate)1Darth BC (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Bobcat)1Deadly (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Adcoon):[BR][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 (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20EsperDerek)1Grif:[BR][BR]Pony Effect (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-pony-effect_23.html)1PhantomFox (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20PhantomFox):[BR][BR]Pride Goes Before a Folly (http://phantomfox7.deviantart.com/art/Pride-Goes-Before-A-Folly-211724143)1PhoeKun (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Phoe)1Raz Fox (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Raz_Fox)1Thanqol (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Thanqol)[BR]

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!
Thread XXVII - Eternal Chaos comes with Chocolate Rain
Thread XXVIII - In the Crazy of 40.000 Posts, There is Only Pony!
Thread XXIX - The Spoilers have been DOUBLED!
Thread XXX - Trixie Treats!

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


Want to Draw? Ponies will help!
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)?

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 07:13 PM
Let the Crazy Continue!

Kindablue
2011-10-17, 07:14 PM
Drawfriends stuff:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qX0_SmzVqcI/Tpy0mPe02qI/AAAAAAAAOkc/A1hsEPIehZY/s1600/72716+-+Snails+Twist+artist+rose+candy_cane+jar+shipping+ snailist+twistysnails.png
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KWa9wxDKmeU/Tpy0m8MA2NI/AAAAAAAAOks/QZHwNIb7Fj0/s1600/72787+-+Cutie_Mark_Crusaders+Sweetie_Belle+apple_bloom+ar tist+bux+cmc+plane+scootaloo.png
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/277/0/c/in_the_moon_by_fyrecalla-d4btpbt.jpg (http://fyrecalla.deviantart.com/art/In-the-Moon-261726329)
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/289/f/c/get_off_my_castle_by_hedgehogbeeblebrox-d4d33k9.png (http://hedgehogbeeblebrox.deviantart.com/art/GET-OFF-MY-CASTLE-263844297)
http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/289/6/9/ponysonic_headphones_by_swaetshrit-d4d2489.jpg (http://swaetshrit.deviantart.com/art/Ponysonic-Headphones-263798505)
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/289/b/7/i__m_so_pathetic____by_quizzicalkisses-d4d3562.jpg (http://quizzicalkisses.deviantart.com/art/I-m-so-pathetic-263846378)
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/289/4/d/you_and_i_and_the_purple_sky_by_dissonus-d4d2wft.jpg (http://dissonus.deviantart.com/art/You-and-I-and-the-purple-sky-263835065)
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/289/1/e/young_twilight___smarty_pants_by_mysticalpha-d4d2e46.jpg (http://mysticalpha.deviantart.com/art/Young-Twilight-Smarty-Pants-263811318)
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/289/d/1/fruity_by_cuppae-d4d3708.png (http://cuppae.deviantart.com/art/fruity-263848760)
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/290/2/c/2c521754071d09beddbfd2d08f4fc164-d4d4tdh.png (http://shineymagic.deviantart.com/art/Trixie-or-Treat-263924405)
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/289/6/1/mayor_mare_by_rubrony-d4d3byt.png (http://rubrony.deviantart.com/art/Mayor-Mare-263855189)

Shadowy
2011-10-17, 07:15 PM
Post it!

They've probably forgotten all about it.

Fine then. At the insistence of some others, I present to you all, for reviewing and feedback, Midnight vs the free press:

Writing Excerpt 1
A loud fiery burp, that was a staple of the houslehold, announced the arrival of the most recently sent mail from the royalty of Canterlot. “This one’s from Luna!” Announced Spike, holding out the letter. Grabbing it with telekinesis, Twilight opened it and began to read, eager to see what had been sent over today. I was sitting at the table in the mini kitchen that was the extent that the library could provide. Looking over, I watched as momma Twilight read the letter. Watching her face slowly go from thrilled, to mildly worried, to out-right horrified was something I would’ve found amusing if it weren’t my own mother. “What’s wrong momma?” I asked. Twilight wordlessly floated the letter over to me.

Dear Twilight and Midnight:
I write to you with news most dire. Back when I was still recently banished to the moon, Celestia struck a deal with the griffon kingdom that had several terms and deals, but only one of them is still relevant today. It’s most basic message was “Peace between our kingdoms shall stand as long as the moon is within the sky.” Unfortunately, the current monarch has less enlightened goals then the wise king of old, and has finally managed to get it through their system of red tape and governmental blocking, to make an argument that, ever since the mare in the moon vanished, it’s no longer the same moon in the sky and the deal is null and void. Everyone in Canterlot has been worried for days, but we may have finally figured out a compromise: the current king listens incredibly closely to his grand vizer, who has chosen to take his holidays in ponyville this year. If he has positive things to say about us, then the whole situation might be resolved with minimal effort. The problem is, he’s incredibly stuck-up and apparently says that he will only consort with those “equivalent to a king.” Normally me, or Celly would deal with this, but we’ve got our own massive political melt-down in progress over at the castle. The point of this being, we’ve worked out yet another compromise. He would be willing to talk to you if you were with another pony of the same rank. Very unfortunately, we’ve only got one pony we can spare. On the plus side, you’re familiar with him, on the down-side......It’s Blueblood the second.


Yours truly, Luna

P.S.
As a apology for what I know must be horrible for you, I found a gift for both of you. It’s a small consolation, but all I can do at the moment.

I dropped the letter in sheer shock. Blueblood the second? But Momma Luna knew of our...Interactions in the past. And what was this “gift” that she wrote about? That’s when another fiery burp lit up the library. “That was a big one.” I remarked dryly, too busy processing having to be in the company of blueblood to notice that the entire library had just been glowing from the most recent message.

Spike hefted up the most recent arrival, a tome wrapped in brown paper to ensure safe travel. I silently watched Momma Twilight carefully remove the wrapping from the tome and read out the title. “Magiks of the moon.” I was somewhat surprised by Momma Twilight’s following excitement. “Do you know what this is?” she said. Truth be told, I’d seen a couple of references in some of the older books in the library, but I wasn’t about to spoil Momma’s fun, no matter how distraught I was. “No?” I answered weakly. “It’s just about the oldest book on magic there is! This was the defining work from back before nightmare moon! Everyone had assumed it long lost and the knowledge inside gone forever! Do you know what this could mean if it were deciphered?”
News like that was enough to bring me to my hooves again. Twilight continued, still in librarian mode “Think of all the knowledge this contains!” Opening it reverentially, she leafed through some of the pages. “La Maladie Maledictum, Sillurian Miscellana, Rowen's Saggitarii, l'Grandè è l'Formidablè Eixirt? This is some of the most complex spell-work I’ve ever seen!” Noticing her distraction, I seized the opportunity to get some words in. “I don’t suppose we could try untangling any of this stuff together?” “Of course!” Said Twilight, looking shocked for a moment, “Even if this stuff didn’t require two unicorns working on them, I’d still want you to help! I’ll read through some of this stuff, and see what we can try first, all right?” Before I could reply, Twilight bounded up into her bedroom and closed the door behind her. Despite this, I had to grin. Anything this interesting that made momma that happy had to be good. And maybe the whole Blueblood situation wouldn’t be too bad after all. But first things first.... “I’m going out for my lunch momma!” I said bounding out the door, knowing that there was a certain somepony waiting for me.....




And somewhere on the other side of ponyville.....




I sat in my den of knowledge, my cave of news, my... rug of rumors! Imagine, if you will, a plain and simple wall, in a plain and simple newspaper office. Look closer at this wall, You notice a door, “But surely this is but an ordinary door leading to, perhaps, a broom closet?” Is what you might say if you knew not the truth. If you were to enter, you would see the true glory that began as a vision and has been brought to reality. I had notes about every event that has ever happened in Ponyville, all the rumors and gossip on the street pieced together across the room with pins and string functioning as my web of truth. Allowing me to have a giant ball of lies which, if properly tended, some information could be carefully gleamed from.

My keen reporter’s eye observing all of today’s rumors as I filtered them through. “Prince rumored to be arriving in town?” Preposterous! “Town council receiving mysterious bribes?” Irrelevant! I scanned through looking for some real news. Ah-ha! I found the true piece of news within this all!


That was when the door was kicked open. “The web of truth! “ I blurted out before realizing who it was. “Hey boss, I found her! She’s taking her lunch break in the broom closet again!” Shouted Snappy Scoops (No relation to the dashingly brilliant Reporter-pony Whadda Scoops) “Well, leave her there until she’s finished then!” Cried back the editor of “Trotter” (INH). “Actually” I said gathering my things “I’ve got a stakeout to partake in.” “Is this one of your famous stake-outs Whadda?” Jeered Snappy. “Like that time you-” “We agreed never to speak of that again!” I yelled out before she could mention the incident. “I have a real piece of news to pursue!” I shouted over my shoulder, while leaving the headquarters behind. Somepony’s been leaving mysterious transcripts at the library! While over my shoulder I could hear them discussing the benefits of keeping somepony who can think in italics.

EsperDerek
2011-10-17, 07:17 PM
Ahh, thread 28. This truly is a semi-miraculous day. Maybe. I haven't decided yet. You hang around for so long, and thread changes become a weekly occurrence, like doing laundry. :smallbiggrin:


HELP

SFX: Teleport explosion

"Soooo, Midnight, my bestest-best daughter I ever-ever had?" It wasn't so much a grin she was wearing as a snake made out of teeth, "I was just walking along, hehe, you know, thinking, when I thought I hadn't done anything reaaaaally special for you in a while. So I decided to get you a gift, and by gift I mean I decided to order you a gift! And that involved giving your address to somepony who'd make the delivery. Somepony special, aha. Aha. Ah. Ha."

*Midnight hops back from the teleportation, flinching at the sheer explosive potential it had!

"M-Momma, really, you didn't have to give me a gift, all I want is for you to feel better and come back down to your true self. Come on n-" She pauses, and her ears twitch slightly.

"Momma, who did you give my, and via the fact I live with you, your address to?

Mystic Muse
2011-10-17, 07:18 PM
Well, I chose a terrible time to ask a question last thread.:smalltongue:


I am back momentarily to ask two questions.

1. Could a pony theoretically hold a wineglass with just a hoof, or would they need unicorn telekinesis?

2. If one wanted to flatter Rarity, what qualities would one point out that she has? Something non-obvious and completely cliched like "Beautiful" or "lovely" or something else cheesy like that.

No, you're not allowed to know what either of these are for.:smalltongue:

Thanqol
2011-10-17, 07:19 PM
Almost one year ago, Jukashi of Keychain of Creation posted this comic (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=jukashi#/d31zz27) on his Deviantart.

This directly lead to me clicking the 4chan pony threads. Which lead directly to this.

It's been a good year.

SlyGuyMcFly
2011-10-17, 07:25 PM
I was partial to HAI GURLZ... but this one is so much better.

Thanqol
2011-10-17, 07:27 PM
*Midnight hops back from the teleportation, flinching at the sheer explosive potential it had!

"M-Momma, really, you didn't have to give me a gift, all I want is for you to feel better and come back down to your true self. Come on n-" She pauses, and her ears twitch slightly.

"Momma, who did you give my, and via the fact I live with you, your address to?

HELP

"Aw you know, nopony in particular, just somepony about your age who I think you'd love an opportunity to become good friends with. With the proper encouragement. And, if I do say so myself, the proper encouragement has been set in place."

*Doorbell*

"Go answer it. You wouldn't want to be tardy "



1. Could a pony theoretically hold a wineglass with just a hoof, or would they need unicorn telekinesis?

2. If one wanted to flatter Rarity, what qualities would one point out that she has? Something non-obvious and completely cliched like "Beautiful" or "lovely" or something else cheesy like that.

1) I think so with their flexiwrists.
2) I REALLY LIKE YOUR MANE!

Roninhirox
2011-10-17, 07:27 PM
Well, I chose a terrible time to ask a question last thread.:smalltongue:

1. Yes
2. Compliment her dress making skills. But really I am the last person who should ever give any advise on wooing a girl

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 07:29 PM
1. Could a pony theoretically hold a wineglass with just a hoof, or would they need unicorn telekinesis?

There's umm "historical precedent" by the boatload for that, however at present we've seen a lot of ponies in social settings and no instance to my knowledge of cups being held in hooves. We see straws, directly from something on a table, or Celestia with magic.

Confound these ponies they drive me to drink!


2. If one wanted to flatter Rarity, what qualities would one point out that she has? Something non-obvious and completely cliched like "Beautiful" or "lovely" or something else cheesy like that.

An informed commentary on one of her designs, a la Fluttershy but in the opposite direction.

Raz_Fox
2011-10-17, 07:30 PM
It's been a good year.

Indeed; that it has.

Though I did not join the Herd until December, it still feels like a whirlwind year for me, in which there was SO MUCH PONY. Too much, perhaps, though that is like saying one's feast is too rich, that its magnificence leaves one less interested in other matters.

To another year, and many more to come!

BlasTech
2011-10-17, 07:32 PM
Well, I chose a terrible time to ask a question last thread.:smalltongue:

1. Yes, at least in fanfiction (See Berry Punch Gif, warning slightly .. suggestive?)
http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpqusvVPnC1qincmao1_250.gif

EDIT: There's a cannon picture of Lyra holding a smoothie cup, so presumably the wine glass would not be much more difficult.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110710083237/mlp/images/9/95/Two_Mares_and_a_Cup.PNG

2. Probably something along the lines of complimenting her artistic creativity, labelling her a genius in the field of design or something like that?

Really though, just acting like a proper gentlepony would probably impress her given how badly the Gala went for her. :smallannoyed:

Kindablue
2011-10-17, 07:34 PM
The Ig Nobel for literature this year went to the inventor of the "Theory of Structured Procrastination," the idea that "to be a high achiever, always work on something important, using it as a way to avoid doing something that's even more important."

Ponies are important, right? I can get away with that?

Trixie
2011-10-17, 07:36 PM
Imagedump time! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5efb9f0c6c647b89020d121c790e6f92/65378%20-%20space_marine%20ultramarines%20warhammer_40k.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f592257cd49d3fb0ea7cefc46c83c0ea/26611%20-%20Inquisitor%20Trixie%20Warhammer%20artist%3Aklou dmutt%20crossover%20warhammer_40k.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/75cd3f42931a9b35fd39bd7696892682/70710%20-%20Trixie%20chaos%20chaos_space_marines%20warhamme r_40k.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c9809827b9485247296faecb958c30f6/62711%20-%20Diamond_Dog%20STILL_NOT_ENUFF_DAKKA%20applejack %20artist%3Ajohn_joseco%20crossover%20diamond_ork% 20space_marine%20warhammer_40k.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5f55d55dc4496aa39ca19ee9c63c1718/63997%20-%20artist%3ASanity-X%20crossover%20luna%20ponyhammer%20war%20warhamme r_40k.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/04ed509c6b6ac0f908c0dec6bad344e4/68311%20-%20Warhammer%20fluttershy%20warhammer_40k.jpg

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 07:41 PM
EDIT: There's a cannon picture of Lyra holding a smoothie cup, so presumably the wine glass would not be much more difficult.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110710083237/mlp/images/9/95/Two_Mares_and_a_Cup.PNG


Given the differences in diameter in diameter it could be quite harder... but dang it I hate being wrong on the basic facts.

At least the picture works now!
Not HELPING!

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-17, 07:46 PM
Oh, hi new thread. Didn't see you there.

Trixie
2011-10-17, 07:52 PM
By the way, picture fitting Cain discussion we had last thread:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b871ca67a6b1416324006e2d3016d5e3/65883%20-%2040k%20artist%3Amiketheuser%20commissar%20imperi al_guard%20warhammer_40k.png

Also, this seems good for XIX thread title/OPic :smalltongue:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/12878472007301bac5d181b9f450a374/72279%20-%20Trixie%20artist%3Atygerbug%20great_and_powerful _trixie%20high-res.png

Beeskee
2011-10-17, 07:52 PM
Woah, new thread. I'm only.. 5 pages behind on the old one, and slowly catching up. :smallbiggrin: Fortunately I have 4 more hours.

Neoseanster
2011-10-17, 08:00 PM
Oooh, oooh, oooh!

My first time posting on the first page of a new pony thread. <3

the_druid_droid
2011-10-17, 08:06 PM
Behold! Things from the previous thread, brought back to grim life!

Ahahahahahahaha!

...perhaps the creepy/crazy Twilight bug is catching...


Consider yourself forewarned, then; I'm in the stages of 'process ideas into actual game material' and 'pluck up the courage to overcome stage-fright'. Me and ... Druid Droid, I believe, are currently battling here, to see which of us overcomes our shyness enough to actually start the work.

I think I'm losing because I've been talking about my progress... Hahaha.
Oh! And speaking of progress, you know what helps adventurers succeed? A PARTY!
ugh. That's going to be fun trying to suppress <<;

I'm probably going to have to yield to you, most worthy DM opponent. Although I will make time to play in a pony RP, I just can't manage to run one right now...


I'm no expert on fractals, so I couldn't tell you the exact conditions. It gets quite technical. But somewhat roughly I believe a fractal needs two major things: Self-similarity at arbitrarily small scales, which we covered, and a simple, recursive definition by which it can be created. There are other details, but they're beyond my comprehension of the topic.


Really just quoted this to say 'I like fractals'. Also, I still demand the shipping fractal! It's Rainbow Dash all the way down!


Let's see. We have I believe four of the six Mane cast with canon surnames, and one very well implied. (Bolded for emphasis)

Twilight Sparkle
Pinkamena Pie
Rainbow Dash
Applejack Of the Apple Clan (Or something along those lines; it's canon she's "part of the apple family" which implies it as a surname of sorts).
Rarity Belle (Assumed due to her sister, Sweetie Belle).


I always assumed Sweetie's name was a compound one, like Anna Jean or Jamie Lynn, rather than Belle being her last name. But perhaps that's the southerner in me peeking through.


If you decide you want to change video editors, you might want to take a look at the open source program Avidemux (http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/).


Open source is best source.


Unrelated Episode 3 stuff:
I'd like to note that this is the first time we've seen Celestia upset outside of an emergency. "Meet me in the Library." I think Celestia's personal element seems to be Order, since she seemed genuinely upset at all the ruckus going on. That, and it would explain why Discord pisses her off so much. She hates Chaos.

I find this to be a neat idea...going to keep mulling it over.


We had this discussion many times, best conclusion was that Equestria is (Grand) Principality and that there is no queen, IIRC.

I remember usual title of Principalities, Her (Most) Serene Highness (instead of Her Majesty queen gets) being more liked, too :smalltongue:

I think Serene is a pretty good descriptor for Celestia most of the time, yeah.


"Hmm... who do I know that's aggressive and likes to break things? Hey Rainbow, ya wanna help me tear down a barn?"
"DO I?!"

All the internets. You win them.


I am back momentarily to ask two questions.

1. Could a pony theoretically hold a wineglass with just a hoof, or would they need unicorn telekinesis?

2. If one wanted to flatter Rarity, what qualities would one point out that she has? Something non-obvious and completely cliched like "Beautiful" or "lovely" or something else cheesy like that.

No, you're not allowed to know what either of these are for.:smalltongue:

Hmm, I think others have answered already but what the hay?

1.) I think so; at least I can see it being easily within the realm of believability.

2.) I would say that noticing the little details would be a big way to flatter her, considering how much effort she puts into her appearance and work. Making it clear that you notice and appreciate that would probably be a more subtle way of going about flattering her.

Vorpalbob
2011-10-17, 08:07 PM
*Snif snif*

Ahh, love that new thread smell.

I have a quick pony-related D&D story...
Be warned, you may think I'm a terrible person.

Myself and a group of friends regularly use our lunch hours at school to meet in the English room and play a quick D&D battle. No overarching story really, just killing things.

Anyway, I was flipping through the DMG, to the index page where all monsters are listed by CR. Scrolling down the list, I saw an entry for Pony. 1/4 CR.

I said, "F**k it, you guys are attacked by a herd of ponies."

It was 12 ponies vs. four 2nd level characters. I didn't have any pony-esque minis, so I just threw 12 random ones in the middle. A nearby Brony, who wasn't playing, decided to name some of them based on the mini.

In all, he found minis for AJ, FS, TS, PP, and Derpy. The party won, but AJ nearly killed the party fighter, Derpy was murdered by the Hexblade, the bard stabbed Fluttershy, and Pinkie and the rest escaped.

When Derpy died, the watching Brony was almost in tears. When Fluttershy was hit, we were crying together.

I should not have done that. :smallfrown:

Kurgan
2011-10-17, 08:08 PM
Ho ho! And I see the Ponyhammer theme won out! One of my thread suggestions...becoming reality! Must...not let....power....get to head....Everyone! Bask in my radiance! http://i.imgur.com/kETPz.png

Titanium Fox
2011-10-17, 08:20 PM
Yaaaaaaay! New Ponythread! It's always my favorite day of the week! Or more recently, my favorite every other day!

---


Alternatively she hates chaos BECAUSE of Discord. She said she and Luna fought Discord because they saw how miserable everypony was under his rule.

I'm inclined to believe this, actually. It makes sense.


Heh, those are some nice costumes (and the photos aren't really that bad). Nice to see some bronies in public.

Also, I found this to be quite hilarious:
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-untitled5.jpg

HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAA!


But I do still want to know more about the royal family other than Celestia, Luna, and Blueblood.

Me too. We've seen a lot of it in fanon and fics, but nothing really from canon. Maybe an episode this season will deal with it a little.


For some reason that made me think of "Applejack of the Julii". has there ever been a crossover between Rome and MLP?

I don't think so, actually.


I know the problem of not being fit enough to quote awesome SiuiS posts. http://i.imgur.com/BsGGR.png

It really sucks. http://i.imgur.com/BsGGR.png


How did you get these? Who made them?

I don't know the name of the artist, but I found them Sunday at "Another Anime Convention" in Nashua, NH. She was trying to clear the table so I got them for 40$.


I thought a mule was a crossbreed between a horse and a donkey that is infertile. That is why "mule" is a shorthand way of saying "cannot reproduce/infertile".

Yeah, that was my screw up. Sorry about that!


Just... keep posting... Oh and the thread still gonna get burnt yeah?

Because if it wasn't, it would be...

The! Worst! POSSIBLE! THING!

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


Speaking of awesome things:


http://media.mlive.com/grandrapidspress/photo/8905948-standard.jpg

First Brony who will do such thing with ponies will enter the legend :smalltongue:

I know just the person! Only I now need to convert him to the church of the po- I... mean... Have him watch a couple of episodes! Ehehe...


I understand, so do I when I can't get one out to you early. (I'm on break now, so expect one later tonight, gonna type it up on the bus. :smallredface:

Yay! I can't wait to read it! I might throw it on my phone and read it in traffic on the way to work in the morning. :smallsmile:


*Midnight smiles daringly, and gives Jade a loving, perhaps a little TOO loving, nuzzle. "My, my, I do love reactions like this." :smallsmile:

"Heh... H-Hi, Midnight." She barely manages to stammer out, ears flattening gently as she tentatively returns the nuzzle.


I'm glad that I could make your Monday just a bit better. I know I cheer up whenever I see another post from you, too. Not just RP-wise, you're an awesome pony in general.

I didn't think this thread would ever make me go quite that red. I stand corrected. ^///^


"Aww, thank you very much! I do very like compliments. And don't worry, I think I've proven that while I can shift through many forms, I always go back to plain Midnight. Because I agree, I'm very cute au naturel."

"Yes, yes you are!"


"Ah, but they won't *want* to find me, not with what we'll be doing under the bed!"

Jade: http://i.imgur.com/pi5Ee.png


Well, someone had to be the trendsetter.
Though now I'm tempted to switch to a Trixie avatar:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/HybridFeline/Trixiegarten.png

The Element of Dreams approves.

Well, it is last millennium. It's the symbol the The Artist Formerly Known As Prince But He Switched To That Symbol For A While Then He Got Tired Of It And Switched Back To Being Prince used.

Do eeet. Do eet now!


I am back momentarily to ask two questions.

1. Could a pony theoretically hold a wineglass with just a hoof, or would they need unicorn telekinesis?

2. If one wanted to flatter Rarity, what qualities would one point out that she has? Something non-obvious and completely cliched like "Beautiful" or "lovely" or something else cheesy like that.

No, you're not allowed to know what either of these are for.:smalltongue:

Why do I feel like this is related to my and Midnight's RP? :smalltongue:


Almost one year ago, Jukashi of Keychain of Creation posted this comic (http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=jukashi#/d31zz27) on his Deviantart.

This directly lead to me clicking the 4chan pony threads. Which lead directly to this.

It's been a good year.

Heh. My own Bronification didn't occur until late May / Early June. But yes, yes indeed it has been a good year. And here's to many, many more.

For Pony!

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 08:29 PM
Doesn't Midnight have a hold on that title? :smalltongue:

Trick question! For a spell me and Thanqol each had half a medal for best poniness, but we're all secretly Thanqol, which means at any point in time we are all Midnight. So at any point in time, anypony is best pony!

We only switch off to mess with outsiders :smallbiggrin:


The timing of the latest EqD post is creepily specific to my earlier post in this thread ... Phoe, are you lurking around here somewhere?

I hope so! Playgrounder Phoe is best Phoe. Beig a blogprincess is hard work and keeps her busy, but it's nice to think she's still around, shaking her head, mane all a-flutter, and occasionally sighing theatrically at our antics :3 (also participating in said antics occassionally).



*Midnight smiles daringly, and gives Jade a loving, perhaps a little TOO loving, nuzzle. "My, my, I do love reactions like this." :smallsmile:

They are fun, indeed. The reactions, I mean.



I'm glad that I could make your Monday just a bit better. I know I cheer up whenever I see another post from you, too. Not just RP-wise, you're an awesome pony in general.


Eyup! I get tiny frissions of excitement from several of the folks here. I enjoy picking your brains. :3


Helping(?)
"Ah, but they won't *want* to find me, not with what we'll be doing under the bed!"

Oh-ho! That makes perfect sense! Twilight has an aversion to parties in the library! All we have to do is crank it up to 11, and she'll head for the hills! Don't worry, I've got balloons, streamers and an ice-cream churned in my saddlebags. Just Let me get my harmonica and some fizzy water!
*zooms off*


Midnight Will Need Help In A Minute
*Midnight goes wide-eyed, and shuffles nervously on the spot.

"W-Why do I get the feeling that I said the wrong thing? Oh dear, maybe I should have gone to Cestya's room, I wonder if that option is still open...

Aww, poor Midnight... Quick! To Canterlot!


Well, I chose a terrible time to ask a question last thread.:smalltongue:

Kinda, aye.

Yes, they can. At the very least, the flat of the hoof and some narratively convenient acrobatics would avoid most all spills.

Rarity is one, because she of all ponies can take flattery like "you're pretty" or "I was lost in your eyes" and believe the giver, where most ponies would roll their eyes. It's one of her more endearing traits; her sincerity, and seeing sincerity in others.
In case I'm being obtuse, the joke is "Rarity is a rarity".

Mystic Muse
2011-10-17, 08:31 PM
Why do I feel like this is related to my and Midnight's RP? :smalltongue:



I can assure you, it's not.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-17, 08:34 PM
This is pretty much awesome... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bpA7mfkjw&feature=related)

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-17, 08:37 PM
Ah, that new ponythread smell. Nothing quite like it.


No "buts"! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Hwdw1Gaxg) http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

But I don't want to go back to magic kindergarten... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBjYr5AQRfw&feature=channel_video_title)

No, seriously, I'm not even a unicorn! I'd have to wear a party hat over my forehead at all times just to fit in. Unless that's part of the punishment, but then I'd be making friends and it'd ultimately be for the better...this whole punishment business makes no sense. http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png

Titanium Fox
2011-10-17, 08:38 PM
I hope so! Playgrounder Phoe is best Phoe. Beig a blogprincess is hard work and keeps her busy, but it's nice to think she's still around, shaking her head, mane all a-flutter, and occasionally sighing theatrically at our antics :3 (also participating in said antics occassionally).

Yes, yes, playgrounder Phoe is best Phoe. And playgrounder Phoe needs to post more often because she is awesome.


They are fun, indeed. The reactions, I mean.

"H-Hey! Don't take her side!"No, by all means, do! I'm laughing my flank off at poor Jade's expense her- *Bucked*


Eyup! I get tiny frissions of excitement from several of the folks here. I enjoy picking your brains. :3

Same here. You ponies are all absolutely awesome. I'm not kidding when I say you're all some of my best friends; I mean it. :smallbiggrin:


I can assure you, it's not.

I was just joking around. http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Neoseanster
2011-10-17, 08:39 PM
*Snif snif*

Ahh, love that new thread smell.

I have a quick pony-related D&D story...
Be warned, you may think I'm a terrible person.

Myself and a group of friends regularly use our lunch hours at school to meet in the English room and play a quick D&D battle. No overarching story really, just killing things.

Anyway, I was flipping through the DMG, to the index page where all monsters are listed by CR. Scrolling down the list, I saw an entry for Pony. 1/4 CR.

I said, "F**k it, you guys are attacked by a herd of ponies."

It was 12 ponies vs. four 2nd level characters. I didn't have any pony-esque minis, so I just threw 12 random ones in the middle. A nearby Brony, who wasn't playing, decided to name some of them based on the mini.

In all, he found minis for AJ, FS, TS, PP, and Derpy. The party won, but AJ nearly killed the party fighter, Derpy was murdered by the Hexblade, the bard stabbed Fluttershy, and Pinkie and the rest escaped.

When Derpy died, the watching Brony was almost in tears. When Fluttershy was hit, we were crying together.

I should not have done that. :smallfrown:

You are a horrible, horrible person. :(

The only way to make amends is to post lots of pony pictures.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-17, 08:40 PM
*Snif snif*

Ahh, love that new thread smell.

I have a quick pony-related D&D story...
Be warned, you may think I'm a terrible person.

Myself and a group of friends regularly use our lunch hours at school to meet in the English room and play a quick D&D battle. No overarching story really, just killing things.

Anyway, I was flipping through the DMG, to the index page where all monsters are listed by CR. Scrolling down the list, I saw an entry for Pony. 1/4 CR.

I said, "F**k it, you guys are attacked by a herd of ponies."

It was 12 ponies vs. four 2nd level characters. I didn't have any pony-esque minis, so I just threw 12 random ones in the middle. A nearby Brony, who wasn't playing, decided to name some of them based on the mini.

In all, he found minis for AJ, FS, TS, PP, and Derpy. The party won, but AJ nearly killed the party fighter, Derpy was murdered by the Hexblade, the bard stabbed Fluttershy, and Pinkie and the rest escaped.

When Derpy died, the watching Brony was almost in tears. When Fluttershy was hit, we were crying together.

I should not have done that. :smallfrown:

That's okay. I'll have a happy D&D Pony related story to counter this Wednesday. I'm shipping Ponies in my campaign! http://i.imgur.com/xJr4u.png

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-17, 08:43 PM
They are fun, indeed. The reactions, I mean.

Adorkable characters are just as much fun to roleplay, as it turns out. Got a fairly good one going on in the main pony RP that manages to find himself in awkward situations on a hilariously regular basis. The reactions are just as amusing when you're the one reacting. Everypony wins!


Eyup! I get tiny frissions of excitement from several of the folks here. I enjoy picking your brains. :3

I still remember way back in thread 16 or so when you nailed most of my major character traits, with the same casualness of relating the weather outside. I was equal parts delighted beyond belief, and freaked out that some man with green words was stalking me... http://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.png

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 08:46 PM
Oh, hi new thread. Didn't see you there.

New Thread: Well, hello yourself, Sugar~

Also, forgot to clarify.
The "hologram" in question wasn't a hologram at all.
It was a 30 foot tall stone monolith, whose structure, substructure, atomic structure and molecular structure were all the same, such that breaking off a piece just sort of created a new entire thing without diminishing the original.

And several times, one of the characters explained this by saying "It's a hologram. It [explanation of fractals], so that's why it's a hologram."

Maddening


"H-Hey! Don't take her side!"

I'd point you to the picture of my incubus ponyself, but it's one of the worst drawings I've done and is saved only by Baron Awesome as Dmitri being Awesome.

-

Proof that I'm actually working on stuff and not just stringing my fellows along.


Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
&
DRAGONS

Grif
2011-10-17, 08:49 PM
I go to bed and wake up in a new thread.

Wut. :smalleek:

Eakin
2011-10-17, 09:01 PM
You are a horrible, horrible person. :(

The only way to make amends is to post lots of pony pictures.

Alternatively, borrow the same models again and throw the same party against a bunch of Dire Wereponies with spell casting levels.

Softserve's question #2 (no idea about question 1): I would compliment her on how elegent and refined her mannerisms are. She puts a lot of effort into that.

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 09:06 PM
I still remember way back in thread 16 or so when you nailed most of my major character traits, with the same casualness of relating the weather outside. I was equal parts delighted beyond belief, and freaked out that some man with green words was stalking me... http://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.png

Oh, pish-posh. It's only stalking if you notice the tunnel network under your bed or that that weird noise you hear when you first wake up is me diving out of sight so you won't know I'm watching you sleep.

:D


I go to bed and wake up in a new thread.

Wut. :smalleek:

There are worse places to wake up.
or better ;D
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d75ff3eda6958bb8a37bfa69f34964b0/643%20-%20Kratos%20artist%3Amadmax%20celestia%20comic%20g od_of_war%20luna.jpg

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-17, 09:16 PM
Guys! Apparently Lix wasn't a bronette by the second page of the first pony thread!

Wow, you guys handled things differently back then, didn't you?

PhantomFox
2011-10-17, 09:19 PM
Discussion question that may or may not be research for something!
What kind of brother-sister relationship do AJ and Mac have? What do they think of each other? How do they get along? What causes them to not get along? How do they resolve their conflicts?

Pokonic
2011-10-17, 09:20 PM
Ahh, yes, a new thread. Oh, the fun we shall have.



For some reason that made me think of "Applejack of the Julii". has there ever been a crossover between Rome and MLP?

Not yet, anyway. Yet....

Oh, I can see it now!
For one, the way leaders are elected are much more stable. With the fact the royal family has god-like powers, they could claim to be gods in any case without anyone none the wiser. Celestia is much safer, power wise, than any other before her.

Rather than follow the plot of the exellent tv show, I would rather have it go along the lines of this: Luna, always being the explorer of the family, is given near-total control over the country by Celestia al la Cincinnatus during a massive crisis in which the military is in dire straights and that many native peoples are raiding/atticking settlements on the borders. While she is gone for a few years, the situation back home begins to get better. However, when Luna comes back with a still large army and is seen as a hero by the people, Celestia belives she is starting a coup. While this is not the case (or is it!), poor communication always kills, and what will happen to a group of six young but noble ponies and one young greek (dragon) scribe remains uncertain.

Cue fanfic.:smallamused:

Blueblood is a Caligula stand-in. Because we need another reason to hate him.
Oh, Griffons are the German tribes and zebras are african stand-ins. That, and Camels make invading the eastern places a whole lot harder. (GASP!),

Gah! I need to start writing again.:smallsigh: With copius use of spellcheck, of course.

Beeskee
2011-10-17, 09:22 PM
Avatar stuff:


What did you found? :smalltongue:

1) Lifeforms on Earth attacking humans as one? We win. Humans, a handful of civilians with single-shot rifles cleansed America and Australia out of big life in decades. Stick a band of professional soldiers with 30 mm guns instead and it should be massacre. In some respects, the Avatar battle was stretching believability more than Ewoks. Now that I think about it...

The main problem with it, I guess, is that today, a handgun is more than enough to kill any animal. 30 mm cannon is enough to punch through battle tanks. Give handguns 100 years, and even shots from handguns should turn these big animals into paste, while cannons should outright turn them to mist. Simply, no flexible skin has the right to be tougher than tank armour. If it is, for some reason, why there is not a Pentagon Armour Design Committee on Pandora examining the hides, and why humans haven't adapted by bringing in anti-armor bullets designed for the task? It looked like someone entered godmode for animals, seriously.

Cameron had it right in his previous movie - Aliens, where a handful of marines laugh at a threat Xenomorphs supposedly are, then proceed to massacre every single one, despite Xenomorphs being more dangerous than Pandora animals by far, despite far worse terrain to fight on, and despite 50:1 numerical advantage the aliens have - and all this without mechas, gunships, rockets and autocannons.

2) Trade? I made the mistake of reading he storybook hoping it would make sense of some of the plot holes. Turns out, yes, company did try what you propose - brought all sorts of goods, knowledge, culture, everything. That's why Avatar project existed in the first place - company dumped billions of dollars into creation of better diplomats, opened language schools for Navi, they tried everything. Storybook makes Navi look like ignorant savages that ignored every single offer made, no matter how good, out of spite.

3) And, what was the final straw for me, in storybook Unobtainium is a component needed to create room-temperature superconductors, implications being its usage was needed to sustain Earth's ecosystem, by allowing to cut down pollution and decrease energy losses in failing infrastructure, allowing brighter future for the planet, instead of total collapse. It wasn't so expensive because it was vanity item, but because it was like selling medicine to terminal cancer patient. So, nope, I don't have any sympathy to aliens sitting on it and unwilling to trade, sorry, greater good and all that.



I'd like to get in on this if you don't mind

1) They do mention the toughness of the animals. Also I know some people theorize that we are reaching the point where weapons technology will simply stop advancing due to overkill. Why design a better gun when the current ones will pretty much always kill their opponents anyways? Besides that we wouldn't do as well as you think. Not that we wouldn't win due to having a numerical advantage and a tech advantage. Nearly every animal on Earth has the ability to do severe damage to a human. If they attacked us in an orginized manner entire cities would be wiped out. Perhaps even entire countries. After all its easy to wipe out animals when they only fight back on an individual basis

2) I haven't read the storybook but I imagine the Navi were just like

"Sure all this stuff is nice but we don't actually want any of it. We are in fact very happy with our lives."

3) In fairness the part that makes me facepalm on the human side are these two things:
a) "lets go through the costly and morally difficult process of forcing the natives off their land instead of just going to a different source of Unobtanium. I mean we only travled light years already a few more hundred kilometers is just too much effort."

b) "Hey the scientists whose sole job and expertise is studying the fauna of Pandora have made a new discovery! Lets dismiss them as tree hugging doped up hippies. Its not like they haven't done years of research as well as being some of the smartest people we have"

4) finally there weren't that many humans on Pandora. Only a few hundred at least. Dispite being outnumbered by nearly every Navi on the planet they not only won they came within spitting distance of killing the hive mind of the entire planet. If Unobtanium is a truely can't live without it resource then we'll be back. And in greater numbers! :smallbiggrin:



I'm not saying it doesn't have plot holes and shortcomings, just that dealing with a "living planet" (a planet that operates as one big organism) is a lot different than dealing with a "living" planet like Earth (a planet with living things on it) - even though our ecosystems are balanced, etc, it's way different. I played a ton of Alpha Centauri ('Civilization' on a living planet) so I'm basing most of what I assumed about Pandora on that. It held up pretty well though.


1) Re: Earth critters. Fair enough, but you don't get troops on every street corner. For every group of absurdly-overarmed folks or gun-nut with illegal assault weaponry in his or her basement, there's at least one suburb with a sudden shortage of SMGs. By the time the military can respond to a situation there, a bunch of animals have killed everyone.

And yeah the critters on Avatar were supposedly very tough compared to Earth. Then again, there are places on Earth I would not want to go unarmed and unescorted.


Rural areas do have lots of weapons in terms of rifles, etc, apparently most people who live in the countryside or agricultural area own at least one rifle-type gun, from what I understand from talking to folks who do live there. Rapid-fire weapons are less common though, outside of the occasional anti-government enclave. The population density is lower too, so people can't as easily gather in groups for defense. Guns also jam, need to be reloaded, and stop firing once their operator is dead. You also need line-of-sight. Unless your home has a military-style firing bunker, you're either exposed or have a blind spot in some manner. If you're up on the roof, remember hawks are trying to tear your eyes out or knock you off while the bears try to climb up and kill you. None of the animals are fighting each other or trying to kill each other, nor are they stopping to eat you, they're just slaughtering victims and moving on to the next target. In large cities, every rat in the sewers rises up all at once like a tidal wave made out of teeth and claws. Machine guns help less against them. Unless your inner-city gun store or military surplus store sells operational flamethrowers plus fuel, you don't get those. You also need to survive long enough to reach said store. Suddenly it seems less of a sure win, right? :smallbiggrin:


2) I didn't bother with the book, I liked the movie but I had the feeling that the book would ruin it for me.

Honestly, there should be something on Earth that we could trade to another civilization, no matter how alien. We might have to set up special facilities to make it, but there's gotta be something. The problem is in thinking we would know what aliens want, or what is 'best' for them. What we would need to do in reality is find out, through careful negotiation, diplomacy, and generally, acting like the BEST of humanity rather than the worst.


3) I didn't read the book or screenplay, the most I did other than watching the movie was to google "unobtanium" as it pertained to Avatar. According to what I read, it's used for FTL starships among other things. Room-temp superconductor makes sense. IN the movie they said it was only found on Pandora, so I can understand why humans didn't simply go elsewhere.


4) Humans were definitely in short supply on Pandora. They could have gone all-out in terms of 'scorched earth' policy but probably realized it was suicide by that point.




Applejack Of the Apple Clan

Applejack of the Clan Mc'Apple. :smallbiggrin:



If I remember correctly, Faust wanted her to be a queen, but apparently the executives wanted her to be a princess (and violet, apparently, but at least that isn't part of the show). She's still very much the "high queen" archetype, though. Sorry for ruining your big DUN moment.

Pink girls' toys sell better.

And "Queens are evil" apparently.

---

Re: Fillyfooler and Coltcuddler:

I just figured they were 'cutesy' names for female ponies who liked female ponies, and male ponies who liked male ponies, and that age preference was independent. I don't see ponies as being peodphiles except for humorous references like ohdatcheeriliee. :smallsmile: I still crack up at the two posts that end with Celestia calling her a naughty little pony.

---

I definitely cringed most of the way through episode 3, the first time I watched it. It was more enjoyable the second time through.

I think the only thing that really still bothered me even after a second viewing was


Rarity calling Twilight a drama queen behind her back. :smallmad:


That said, I think the episode was mostly ... well, 'fan service' minus the sexual connotations. All the neat things they stuffed this episode full of are clearly intended for the older fans of the series, and here we are not liking it.

I think this was supposed to just be a fun episode for the FiM team to make, I don't see it as being the new standard. At least, I hope not. Episode 1 and 2 of the new season set such a high bar that it's going to be tough to keep up with that, one reason why I think this episode may have been to blow off steam and be silly, funny, and give the fan community a lot of material to work with.

---

I think I missed an "Honesty" RP post while reading. I only skimmed a little, but maybe I missed it.

---

Not pony: (Edit: In an effort to keep this from taking over the ponythread, nopony else respond please. I'm sorry I posted it, I'm just stressed.)


How do you talk to someone who is, not just deeply religious, but the kind of religious person who thinks evolution is not true? Other than "not doing so" - which I think may be the best option actually, I already have a headache thinking about it. Feel free to PM me or direct me to a more appropriate thread.

I'm the kind of person who will go do research even when I think the other person will just outright reject what I am saying. "3.5 billion years of fossil records" was already not good enough, I don't know what else I can say. I am not really looking forward to spending my drastically reduced free time research all the counter-arguments just to have them dismissed or ignored.

I hate talking about science to religious people who think that things like "evolution" equals "god doesn't exist", and I really hate being the jerk that I apparently have to be to discuss it "properly" - outright saying "no you're wrong lol" rather than my default mode of trying to be understanding and listening to their point of view when they have no intention of doing the same.


Bah. I need a hug.

Mystic Muse
2011-10-17, 09:22 PM
So, everything from "The originals are in fact great" to "Extended complimenting of her dresses, aesthetic design and her mane."

Grif
2011-10-17, 09:25 PM
By the way, picture fitting Cain discussion we had last thread:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b871ca67a6b1416324006e2d3016d5e3/65883%20-%2040k%20artist%3Amiketheuser%20commissar%20imperi al_guard%20warhammer_40k.png


Most fitting. I bet that's Amberly right there. :smalltongue:



There are worse places to wake up.
or better ;D
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d75ff3eda6958bb8a37bfa69f34964b0/643%20-%20Kratos%20artist%3Amadmax%20celestia%20comic%20g od_of_war%20luna.jpg[/color]

:smalleek:

Why am I in bed with Princess...?

Kris Strife
2011-10-17, 09:32 PM
"Ah, but they won't *want* to find me, not with what we'll be doing under the bed!"

"Or maybe they'll just consider it a cry for... help." Leo grins, showing off his unponylike teeth. "Besides, it doesn't seem like your house is safe now. Of course, I COULD always take you all someplace your Twilight can't find you..."

Eakin
2011-10-17, 09:40 PM
I definitely cringed most of the way through episode 3, the first time I watched it. It was more enjoyable the second time through.

I think the only thing that really still bothered me even after a second viewing was


Rarity calling Twilight a drama queen behind her back. :smallmad:


That said, I think the episode was mostly ... well, 'fan service' minus the sexual connotations. All the neat things they stuffed this episode full of are clearly intended for the older fans of the series, and here we are not liking it.

I think this was supposed to just be a fun episode for the FiM team to make, I don't see it as being the new standard. At least, I hope not. Episode 1 and 2 of the new season set such a high bar that it's going to be tough to keep up with that, one reason why I think this episode may have been to blow off steam and be silly, funny, and give the fan community a lot of material to work with.


Wait, we didn't like episode 3? Did the hive mind send out a memo that I missed? I liked episode 3.

I think it stands in the same tier as the better half of season one episodes. Maybe not the top 5 ever or anything, but average or better compared to what came before it.

And is just not discussing evolution with this person not an option? Agree to disagree? Because there's no reason to make yourself miserable and you won't say anything that's going to change their mind.

*hugs Beeskee*

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-17, 09:46 PM
I am this close to doing something that I've never done before:

Donate to a tf2 server.

Pony Fortress 2 is such a great group to play with, I've consistently had the most fun. But... I've never given money to a server before. And I have a SUPER weird thing about not breaking perfect records. Hrmble... http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 09:46 PM
the question, Beeskee me hearty, is why do you have to argue with a zealot? Because honestly, if it's not important, just say politely, "fine. I won't throw my understanding of things in your face, if you promise to do the same. Golden rule and all that."

If that won't work, well, consider attacking their base of stability. Claiming evolution isn't possible is tantamount to...
Oh, well darn.

See, any specific things I could say are against the board rules. I could phrase them as semi-religious examples of debate techniques, but that's still a violation of the spirit, if not the letter. I like Kpenguin and AverageJoe too much to do that :/

Um. Hm.

Ok, so.

If I tell you that the sun rises and sets over Equestria as an automatic function, and your argument is that that's impossible because it discounts the existence of Princess Celestia, I would rightfully point out that a thinking and intelligent princess would be clever enough to set up the automatic function herself, so that not all of her existence was consumed with sun micromanagement. Your argument defeats itself, because your argument requires Celestia to be too stupid to set up her affairs efficiently.

Thus, you are the one questioning the princess' capabilities, while I am in truth acknowledging her skill as beyond my own and unfathomable.
Does that help?

I want to say it's an exception that proves the rule, but that doesn't seem right.

Eakin
2011-10-17, 09:47 PM
I am this close to doing something that I've never done before:

Donate to a tf2 server.

Pony Fortress 2 is such a great group to play with, I've consistently had the most fun. But... I've never given money to a server before. And I have a SUPER weird thing about not breaking perfect records. Hrmble... http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png

Wouldn't that mean you would never do anything new because you had a perfect record of not doing it until you tried it?

Did I just suddenly make you REALIZE that trying anything new was "breaking a perfect record" and condemn you to a life of monotony, devoid of novel experiences?

EDIT: Re: debating super religious people:

I always tell people that I'll believe in God as soon as he lets us replicate the experiment His prophet ran in 1st Kings Chapter 18, 21-40 (http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=1ki+18&t=kjv&st=1&new=1&l=en)

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-17, 09:55 PM
---

I think I missed an "Honesty" RP post while reading. I only skimmed a little, but maybe I missed it.

---

Not pony:

How do you talk to someone who is, not just deeply religious, but the kind of religious person who thinks evolution is not true? Other than "not doing so" - which I think may be the best option actually, I already have a headache thinking about it. Feel free to PM me or direct me to a more appropriate thread.


I'm the kind of person who will go do research even when I think the other person will just outright reject what I am saying. "3.5 billion years of fossil records" was already not good enough, I don't know what else I can say. I am not really looking forward to spending my drastically reduced free time research all the counter-arguments just to have them dismissed or ignored.

I hate talking about science to religious people who think that things like "evolution" equals "god doesn't exist", and I really hate being the jerk that I apparently have to be to discuss it "properly" - outright saying "no you're wrong lol" rather than my default mode of trying to be understanding and listening to their point of view when they have no intention of doing the same.


Bah. I need a hug.

I missed like 7 pages of thread, and I'm pretty sure no honesty rp happened during that time.

About talking to religious people who don't believe evolution happened:

I am a religious person who doesn't believe evolution happened! Do you want to talk to me about it?

Edit: AAAAAAND I'm going to sleep now. Night ponythread...

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-17, 09:57 PM
Wouldn't that mean you would never do anything new because you had a perfect record of not doing it until you tried it?

Did I just suddenly make you REALIZE that trying anything new was "breaking a perfect record" and condemn you to a life of monotony, devoid of novel experiences?

http://i.imgur.com/pUT8r.png

Eakin
2011-10-17, 10:01 PM
http://i.imgur.com/pUT8r.png

There there. Let's turn it around though. You broke a perfect record of not watching kids shows about ponies by watching Friendship is Magic. And clearly that turned out OK. So you should go out and break as many perfect records as possible!

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-17, 10:04 PM
There there. Let's turn it around though. You broke a perfect record of not watching kids shows about ponies by watching Friendship is Magic. And clearly that turned out OK. So you should go out and break as many perfect records as possible!

What about such records as "Days went without commandeering the popemobile for the purposes of driving off sweet ramps"? Where does this record-breaking end?!

UrsielHauke
2011-10-17, 10:07 PM
*Snif snif*

Ahh, love that new thread smell.

I have a quick pony-related D&D story...
Be warned, you may think I'm a terrible person.

Myself and a group of friends regularly use our lunch hours at school to meet in the English room and play a quick D&D battle. No overarching story really, just killing things.

Anyway, I was flipping through the DMG, to the index page where all monsters are listed by CR. Scrolling down the list, I saw an entry for Pony. 1/4 CR.

I said, "F**k it, you guys are attacked by a herd of ponies."

It was 12 ponies vs. four 2nd level characters. I didn't have any pony-esque minis, so I just threw 12 random ones in the middle. A nearby Brony, who wasn't playing, decided to name some of them based on the mini.

In all, he found minis for AJ, FS, TS, PP, and Derpy. The party won, but AJ nearly killed the party fighter, Derpy was murdered by the Hexblade, the bard stabbed Fluttershy, and Pinkie and the rest escaped.

When Derpy died, the watching Brony was almost in tears. When Fluttershy was hit, we were crying together.

I should not have done that. :smallfrown:

Love. It.

I am a D&D player myself, and My occasional DM, who is an avid Warhammer player as well, has seen fit to paint his Warriors of Chaos general, who rides a pegasus, in the colours of Rainbow Dash.http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png

When I saw this, I nearly passed out.

This is why I play Warhammer.

What has happened to me?

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 10:07 PM
There there. Let's turn it around though. You broke a perfect record of not watching kids shows about ponies by watching Friendship is Magic. And clearly that turned out OK. So you should go out and break as many perfect records as possible!

Get META! set the perfect record o most perfect records broken! As soon as you claim to have done it, you'll fail because there are so Many more to break, breaking your own record, allowing you to make the climb again and breaking it again!
It's an infinite feedback loop! So much recursion, Nopony could possibly deny you the title! They'd be lost forever in the explanation!

The perfect crime...

Eakin
2011-10-17, 10:07 PM
What about such records as "Days went without commandeering the popemobile for the purposes of driving off sweet ramps"? Where does this record-breaking end?!

Clearly not until after that particular record is broken, because that would be awesome.

Let's say right before he breaks the perfect record of not being sentenced to jail time for actions taken while breaking previous perfect records

EDIT



Get META! set the perfect record o most perfect records broken! As soon as you claim to have done it, you'll fail because there are so Manu more to break, breaking your own record, allowing you to make the clim again and breaking it again!
It's an infinite feedback loo! So much recursion, Nopony could possibly deny you the title! They'd be lost forever in the explanation!

The perfect crime...
I have a perfect record of headaches whenever I think about Russell's Paradox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell's_paradox) too.

Anarion
2011-10-17, 10:09 PM
This thread title, it is the best thread title. When I say I loled, I mean that my body was physically compelled to laugh out loud and I could not resist it.


HELP

"Aw you know, nopony in particular, just somepony about your age who I think you'd love an opportunity to become good friends with. With the proper encouragement. And, if I do say so myself, the proper encouragement has been set in place."

*Doorbell*

"Go answer it. You wouldn't want to be tardy "



1) I think so with their flexiwrists.
2) I REALLY LIKE YOUR MANE!

at #2. I can only read that in Sweetie Belle's voice now, and I find it terribly creepy to imagine Sweetie Belle complementing Rarity's mane. Gah.


Ho ho! And I see the Ponyhammer theme won out! One of my thread suggestions...becoming reality! Must...not let....power....get to head....Everyone! Bask in my radiance! http://i.imgur.com/kETPz.png

Um, Blood for the Cupcakes for the cupcake god, ponies for the pony throne!


That's okay. I'll have a happy D&D Pony related story to counter this Wednesday. I'm shipping Ponies in my campaign! http://i.imgur.com/xJr4u.png

Although I have no particular story, I did get my entire gaming group to watch the show and pretty much everyone enjoyed it, although they're in that category of people who watched it and liked it but never quite found Equestria Daily or the amazing art and community and I can't quite get them to commit further.


Discussion question that may or may not be research for something!
What kind of brother-sister relationship do AJ and Mac have? What do they think of each other? How do they get along? What causes them to not get along? How do they resolve their conflicts?

Well, evidence in episode 4 and generally suggests that they run the farm together, so they're in business, which implies a pretty good understanding of each other's working strengths and weaknesses. It also seems like they enjoy some fun at each other's expenses, but probably are pretty uncomfortable talking about emotions or similar mushy stuff with each other.


Avatar stuff:



Rarity calling Twilight a drama queen behind her back. :smallmad:


That said, I think the episode was mostly ... well, 'fan service' minus the sexual connotations. All the neat things they stuffed this episode full of are clearly intended for the older fans of the series, and here we are not liking it.

I think this was supposed to just be a fun episode for the FiM team to make, I don't see it as being the new standard. At least, I hope not. Episode 1 and 2 of the new season set such a high bar that it's going to be tough to keep up with that, one reason why I think this episode may have been to blow off steam and be silly, funny, and give the fan community a lot of material to work with.

---

I think I missed an "Honesty" RP post while reading. I only skimmed a little, but maybe I missed it.

---

Not pony:

How do you talk to someone who is, not just deeply religious, but the kind of religious person who thinks evolution is not true? Other than "not doing so" - which I think may be the best option actually, I already have a headache thinking about it. Feel free to PM me or direct me to a more appropriate thread.


I'm the kind of person who will go do research even when I think the other person will just outright reject what I am saying. "3.5 billion years of fossil records" was already not good enough, I don't know what else I can say. I am not really looking forward to spending my drastically reduced free time research all the counter-arguments just to have them dismissed or ignored.

I hate talking about science to religious people who think that things like "evolution" equals "god doesn't exist", and I really hate being the jerk that I apparently have to be to discuss it "properly" - outright saying "no you're wrong lol" rather than my default mode of trying to be understanding and listening to their point of view when they have no intention of doing the same.


Bah. I need a hug.

/hug

Here's my best piece of advice, which basically applies to talking to anyone about anything. Ask them questions. Be honestly curious, maybe even surprised when they have views that differ from yours. Ask them why they think that way, and maybe point out or ask them to explain inconsistencies in their own positions. You may not think you got anywhere, but they might go home afterwards and really think about that conversation. You never know.


Wouldn't that mean you would never do anything new because you had a perfect record of not doing it until you tried it?

Did I just suddenly make you REALIZE that trying anything new was "breaking a perfect record" and condemn you to a life of monotony, devoid of novel experiences?

EDIT: Re: debating super religious people:

I always tell people that I'll believe in God as soon as he lets us replicate the experiment His prophet ran in 1st Kings Chapter 18, 21-40 (http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=1ki+18&t=kjv&st=1&new=1&l=en)



You did just make me realize that I enjoy breaking perfect records :smallbiggrin:.

Beeskee
2011-10-17, 10:11 PM
Wait, we didn't like episode 3? Did the hive mind send out a memo that I missed? I liked episode 3.

I think it stands in the same tier as the better half of season one episodes. Maybe not the top 5 ever or anything, but average or better compared to what came before it.


I just over-emphasized my point to be a little silly. :smallbiggrin: Sorry if I offended anypony. I've seen a lot of folks saying they didn't like it and a lot of folks saying they did, (here and elsewhere) so it's not a matter of "zomg everyone hates it" - I just feel sorry for the folks who made it when I see negative opinions, after really thinking about how much effort they must have put into all the meme references and giving fans what they thought the fans wanted.


Religion (warning this could get messy)


And is just not discussing evolution with this person not an option? Agree to disagree? Because there's no reason to make yourself miserable and you won't say anything that's going to change their mind.

*hugs Beeskee*

Yeah, I don't particularly want to argue. I do enjoy discussions, and I am open to hearing the other person's point of view. I need to learn to be more of a jerk sometimes though, in terms of just stopping things before they get worse. The first time they mentioned religion I should have just said "I don't talk about religion with other people" and I wouldn't have to deal with it now.

D'awww. *snuggles* Yay ponyhugs. I feel better already. :smallsmile:



the question, Beeskee me hearty, is why do you have to argue with a zealot? Because honestly, if it's not important, just say politely, "fine. I won't throw my understanding of things in your face, if you promise to do the same. Golden rule and all that."

If that won't work, well, consider attacking their base of stability. Claiming evolution isn't possible is tantamount to...
Oh, well darn.

I don't *have* to argue with them. I don't *want* to argue with them, even. I'd much rather hold a decent conversation with them, with both sides open to discussion and a greater understanding of each other. I'm trying to be PONY. Live up to my ideals. Etc. :smallbiggrin:



If I tell you that the sun rises and sets over Equestria as an automatic function, and your argument is that that's impossible because it discounts the existence of Princess Celestia, I would rightfully point out that a thinking and intelligent princess would be clever enough to set up the automatic function herself, so that not all of her existence was consumed with sun micromanagement. Your argument defeats itself, because your argument requires Celestia to be too stupid to set up her affairs efficiently.

Thus, you are the one questioning the princess' capabilities, while I am in truth acknowledging her skill as beyond my own and unfathomable.
Does that help?

Yes, that actually helps a lot. :smallbiggrin:

That's sort of the way I feel. I don't subscribe to any particular religious belief, since I feel that IF there is something 'greater' going on, all the religions in the world combined are still too narrow to encompass even a fraction of it. Plus, if there is a god, it's way more impressive for her/him/it to go *snap* and, 16 billion years later, the remanents of exploded stars are sitting around holding a conversation about the nature and origin of reality.



EDIT: Re: debating super religious people:

I always tell people that I'll believe in God as soon as he lets us replicate the experiment His prophet ran in 1st Kings Chapter 18, 21-40 (http://www.studylight.org/desk/?query=1ki+18&t=kjv&st=1&new=1&l=en)

Sounds interesting. I think a lighter will suffice for my side of things.



I missed like 7 pages of thread, and I'm pretty sure no honesty rp happened during that time.

About talking to religious people who don't believe evolution happened:

I am a religious person who doesn't believe evolution happened! Do you want to talk to me about it?

Edit: AAAAAAND I'm going to sleep now. Night ponythread...

No worries about the RP, we'll play later.

"I don't talk about religion with other people." Hah! There, I did it. :smalltongue: :smallwink:

G'night. :smallsmile:


Edit:


/hug

Here's my best piece of advice, which basically applies to talking to anyone about anything. Ask them questions. Be honestly curious, maybe even surprised when they have views that differ from yours. Ask them why they think that way, and maybe point out or ask them to explain inconsistencies in their own positions. You may not think you got anywhere, but they might go home afterwards and really think about that conversation. You never know.

D'aww, more pony snuggles. *Happy Beeskee hugs back*

Yeah, I did talk to them. For the past week actually. Mentioning "evolution" was my version of the "crazy test"* - when I asked them what their religion meant to them, I got the canned response. Seriously, they went stiff and everything and talked like a robot. :smallannoyed:

Edit2: * I tried to avoid saying this, I don't know of a better way to phrase it though. I'm sorry if anypony gets offended.. I was doing SO well too... I'm not going to edit it out though, I put my hoof in my mouth and I'll just deal with the consequences. :smallfrown:


Edit3: I'm editing this so I don't keep bumping the pony thread with nonpony stuff. I did mention the bacteria thing to them. Their argument was that they found proof that evolution isn't real because some person said that one species hasn't changed into another... I was like "wat?"

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3264/63052berrypinchrubypinc.jpg

MCerberus
2011-10-17, 10:11 PM
Pony Fortress has added a Gummy sprite to the list of the end of round icons. It's the one in the suit with the hat.

There's also crazy Lyra.
This should make your decision easy :P


Also, I missed page one of the new thread *gasp*

Kindablue
2011-10-17, 10:13 PM
If that won't work, well, consider attacking their base of stability. Claiming evolution isn't possible is tantamount to...
Oh, well darn.

See, any specific things I could say are against the board rules. I could phrase them as semi-religious examples of debate techniques, but that's still a violation of the spirit, if not the letter. I like Kpenguin and AverageJoe too much to do that :/
That's not necessary. Really, evolution is uncontroversial scientific fact, and you can prove it to any rational person without ever questioning their other beliefs. I'd look up the E. coli long-term evolution experiment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._coli_long-term_evolution_experiment) for the single clearest example of it.

You'll win no arguments this way, but you can't go into these debates expecting to convince the other person that they're wrong on something that big in a 30 minute chat. The seeds are there and it's in their court to take the torch.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 10:16 PM
Behold! Things from the previous thread, brought back to grim life!

Ahahahahahahaha!

...perhaps the creepy/crazy Twilight bug is catching...

JOIN US, BE ASSIMILATED INTO THE HERD!!! (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VoiceOfTheLegion)


This is pretty much awesome... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0bpA7mfkjw&feature=related)

We Love It
Would Make a Good Theme For Nightmare Night!


*Snif snif*

Ahh, love that new thread smell.

I have a quick pony-related D&D story...
Be warned, you may think I'm a terrible person.

Myself and a group of friends regularly use our lunch hours at school to meet in the English room and play a quick D&D battle. No overarching story really, just killing things.

Anyway, I was flipping through the DMG, to the index page where all monsters are listed by CR. Scrolling down the list, I saw an entry for Pony. 1/4 CR.

I said, "F**k it, you guys are attacked by a herd of ponies."

It was 12 ponies vs. four 2nd level characters. I didn't have any pony-esque minis, so I just threw 12 random ones in the middle. A nearby Brony, who wasn't playing, decided to name some of them based on the mini.

In all, he found minis for AJ, FS, TS, PP, and Derpy. The party won, but AJ nearly killed the party fighter, Derpy was murdered by the Hexblade, the bard stabbed Fluttershy, and Pinkie and the rest escaped.

When Derpy died, the watching Brony was almost in tears. When Fluttershy was hit, we were crying together.

I should not have done that. :smallfrown:

Nooo The Poor Ponies!

I'm more concerned that they were only represented by CR 1/4 stats

Totally Rarity and Twilight are just little ponies. They only have a 44 STR!


I am this close to doing something that I've never done before:

Donate to a tf2 server.

Pony Fortress 2 is such a great group to play with, I've consistently had the most fun. But... I've never given money to a server before. And I have a SUPER weird thing about not breaking perfect records. Hrmble... http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png


Our own policy is never to pay to play.
No Matter What!
Held since the big MMORPG was Evercrack and holding steady ever since!

Anarion
2011-10-17, 10:18 PM
That's not necessary. Really, evolution is uncontroversial scientific fact, and you can prove it to any rational person without ever questioning their other beliefs. I'd look up the E. coli long-term evolution experiment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._coli_long-term_evolution_experiment) for the single clearest example of it.

You'll win no arguments this way, but you can't go into these debates expecting to convince the other person that they're wrong on something that big in a 30 minute chat. The seeds are there and it's in their court to take the torch.

Very much this. I'd also note that if people are even having these conversations, you're already dealing with someone who's willing to get outside of their insular world and deal with other people of differing views and beliefs. The worst fanatic probably wouldn't even be willing to talk.

MCerberus
2011-10-17, 10:19 PM
Oh, and before I forget: I'm totally keeping "too cool for skrewl" Screwball as my avatar for a while.

'Cause I'm the new avatar of the Pink One
*lifts cover of picnic basket only to reveal balloons which float off with the basket*
Well played, Pinkie.

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-17, 10:21 PM
Oh, and before I forget: I'm totally keeping "too cool for skrewl" Screwball as my avatar for a while.

'Cause I'm the new avatar of the Pink One
*lifts cover of picnic basket only to reveal balloons which float off with the basket*
Well played, Pinkie.

Ep 3:
I saw this happen, it registered in my mind, and then I forgot about it completely.

And now I can't stop smiling. Yay, amazing gags! :smallbiggrin:

EsperDerek
2011-10-17, 10:22 PM
I have stuff I need to respond to (Don't think I haven't seen you, there, Shadowy!), but for now, I just wanted to get this out before my energy completely exhausts itself, because Titanium Fox is awesome and I will respond to that:

Rarity's Night
A gentle thrill erupted from Midnight's lips, and down his body, from the touch of his Lady Rarity's lips against his own. He dimly felt her hoof snaking over his shoulder, her lips pushing closer to his own. His eyes didn't close, he looked deeply into Rarity's own. It felt as if he were linked with this beautiful, mature mare, his soul forever entwined with hers in some way.

How would anything be the same after this night? Would they be able to go back to what they were? This night, even if it were this single moment in time, would forever remain in their hearts. Nopony could be touched so deeply, and with so much emotion, and remain unscarred from it. There would always be a permanent mark to be carried around by him. So what did this mean? He loved Shimmer, he knew that. The Princess deep inside the Prince still blushed furiously when thinking about her writer. So what would this do to the future? What would happen the next time she saw "Aunt" Rarity, as "Niece" Midnight? What...

No.

What the future would hold was not to be worried over this night. The storms that loomed in the horizon was not here yet. Rarity was right. Time was fleeting, and every moment that was wasted by doubt and fear was a moment that was stolen away from them.

"My Lady Rarity...this moment will last into eternity." He said quietly, and moved his hoof down, resting against Rarity's chest. Her beating heart was so tantalizing against his hoof, and his own heart seemed to match it, beat for beat. "For it will forever dwell in here."

It was time for the riskiest part of this night.

He stood from his seat, the half-eaten and cold meal completely forgotten. His horn glimmered in the night, stars of magic flecking forth from it, as he weaved his next piece of magic. A spell that he had learned from his mother, that gave voice to the green. But here, it was not a lullaby mean to render a rampaging Ursa docile. Instead, it was the sound of soft harps that began to play, as delicate and ethereal as the flowers that it emerged from. He walked around the table, never losing contact with his Lady, until he stood in front of her.

"My Lady, could you favor me with a dance under the moon?" This was it, this was the risk. It had taken weeks of training and practice for the awkward young mare to be able to dance properly at the Gala, and even then she had accidentally kicked or stomped on more than a couple of hooves and legs. He remembered that he had nearly torn Rarity's dress, had seen that tell-tale twitch of her eye of displease. She had felt so guilty.

But here, now, he knew...he just somehow knew that he would be able to dance. The flowers and music seemed to promise the grace that he knew was necessary for him would be at his call.

"I would be honored if you were to accept."

---

Spike plucked one of the flowers from the vase, and rolled it nervously in hos claws. He didn't like the dark thoughts that were racing through his mind, and, logically, he knew it had to be wrong. Midnight couldn't possibly...couldn't possibly...

"She was helping Rarity with restocking supplies, and..." Spike started, and then blinked, hearing Sweetie Belle's explanation. His eyes drifted to that destroyed Gala dress. Suddenly it was starting to make sense. He was being silly. He could see how it probably had happened: Midnight stumbling upon the dress and apologizing again about how it had gotten wrecked. Rarity gently chiding Midnight, but mostly to get a rise out of the easily-flustered mare. Midnight blushing and squirming, begging for forgiveness. She probably had insisted on taking Rarity out to dinner!

Yeah, that was probably it. Rarity...Rarity didn't swing that way anyways, and Midnight had Shimmer. No, clearly, clearly this wasn't what he was thinking.He could hardly believe it, being so jealous over his own sister. Really, now, how silly he was.

Yet, there was still doubt nagging at him, threatening to pull him back into that darkness, and he was holding the source of that doubt in his claw. The flowers, the vase. He kept rolling that delicate flower, and stiffened, hearing Sweetie's last question.

He still remembered that night, and what they had told him had happened. Swore him to secrecy. Surely, as long as he omitted the most important part of the story, Twilight and Trixie wouldn't be angry. Hopefully. He just needed to talk, express why these flowers were so important, surely it would help him shake the ill feeling in his stomach.

"Do you remember the night, when Midnight was only about a month old, when she got really sick with magic overload, and then accidentally teleported to the Everfree Forest?" He started, and lifted the flower to show Sweetie. "When Twi, Trix, and Princess Luna found Midnight, she had made an entire glade in the Everfree of these flowers."

And a ghost. That was the part Spike left out, the part he still could scarcely believe himself. It was only because scientific-minded Twilight had believed it happened that he did, too.

"Ever since then, Mids has always only been able to make these flowers whenever she tries Trixie's flower-making spell, or tries to grow flowers using other types of magic. No matter what she tries, she always get these flowers. On top of that, Twilight has never been able to find out what type of flowers these are."

He gave the flower to Sweetie.

"Twi actually had to come up with the name for them herself in the end. She calls them Dreamblooms."

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-17, 10:22 PM
Our own policy is never to pay to play.
No Matter What!
Held since the big MMORPG was Evercrack and holding steady ever since!
Typically, this is my rule of thumb as well. The trick though is that this isn't pay to play, this is just straight up giving a donation to a group of people to help them keep the server going. I also get donator benefits, but these are SUPER chill ones too, that I almost don't even care about. As opposed to nighTeams or saigns, where donators get more health, better everything and are no fun to play against, donators don't get benefits past end of round immunity, colored chat font, and like a reserved slot, if they want it.

Raz_Fox
2011-10-17, 10:26 PM
RE: Thread derail:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/90e9eed6c973bad4c837060689623e6d/71504%20-%20Hubble%20celestia%20is_not_amused%20macro.png

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-17, 10:30 PM
Hey guys, poni!
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/187/632/derpy_lovestruck_by_durpy-d4d4gvt.png?1318897152
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/187/596/big_macintosh__s_secret_by_cosmicwaltz-d4czy18.png?1318894499
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/187/579/I%27malive.png?1318891951http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/84264407c1f258556b523e893815eea9/46001%20-%20caption%20hnng%20macro%20spike.jpg

Kindablue
2011-10-17, 10:30 PM
RE: Thread derail:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/90e9eed6c973bad4c837060689623e6d/71504%20-%20Hubble%20celestia%20is_not_amused%20macro.png

For all it's worth, I still believe in you, Celestia.

Beeskee
2011-10-17, 10:31 PM
RE: Thread derail:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/90e9eed6c973bad4c837060689623e6d/71504%20-%20Hubble%20celestia%20is_not_amused%20macro.png

I'm sorry. :smallfrown: I won't be posting regarding it unless I have something pony-related to say too, and I'll be sure to spoiler it. Unless it's totally unallowed. (I did ask if there was a better thread to ask in first)

Berry Punch is unamused too, see?

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6276/berrypunchunamused.png

Lyra and BonBon just think we're weird:


http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1786/10776bonbonlyratranspar.png


Cheerilee is just like *lolface*


http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/379/c13033292056755175503e0.jpg



Edit:

Probably best to take this off the board Beeskee. It doesn't really belong in ponythread, and it might break board rules too.

Fair enough, nopony else respond plz.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 10:33 PM
RE: Thread derail:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/90e9eed6c973bad4c837060689623e6d/71504%20-%20Hubble%20celestia%20is_not_amused%20macro.png

No, its the Princess.
But We Haven't Learned Anything Yet!
We're Going Back to Magic Kindergarten Because...
WE'RE TARDY!!!

Mystic Muse
2011-10-17, 10:33 PM
Probably best to take this off the board Beeskee. It doesn't really belong in ponythread, and it might break board rules too.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 10:36 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/187/596/big_macintosh__s_secret_by_cosmicwaltz-d4czy18.png?1318894499


Big Mac is teh best brony!

Eakin
2011-10-17, 10:37 PM
Heh, if we had religion vs. science flamewars AND Pony shipping/RP we'd have to come up with new thread titles like every 12 hours

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-17, 10:39 PM
Big Mac is teh best brony!
Truly truly he is :smallbiggrin:

Alright, I think I have had a good enough wrap up to my day, time to go to bed. G'night everypony! Time to see what my subconscious have cooked up for me tonight.

Beeskee
2011-10-17, 10:41 PM
Heh, if we had religion vs. science flamewars AND Pony shipping/RP we'd have to come up with new thread titles like every 12 hours

I vote for pony shipping. It's better than flamewars.


http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1561/berryexperimentation.png

Wat? You were looking for pr0n weren't you? :smalltongue: :smallwink:



Anyway, sorry for starting trouble. I'mma go hide under the bed with Midnight and whoever else is under there now. *sniffle* Happy all gone now. :smallfrown: Need moar hugz. :smallbiggrin:

PhantomFox
2011-10-17, 10:41 PM
Possibly something to inspire a story after I finish my current one. (I'll give you a taste of that one too, once I finish the intro)

"Ah... ah still got some energy left. Ah can do one more grove..."
"I'm sure you could."
"Put me down. Ah can walk."
"Nnnnope."
"Big Mac, you haven't carried me like this since ah was a lil' filly."
"Eeeyup."
"It's embarassing. Put me down. What if Apple Bloom sees?"
"Don't matter. We're here now."
"Sure feels softer when yer this tired. No, you don't have t'tuck me in."
"Want to though."
"Reminds me... *yawn* You miss mom and pop too sometimes?"
".... eeyup. G'night AJ."

byaku rai
2011-10-17, 10:42 PM
Anyway, new thread! Woohoo! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb1ShW3NUME)

EDIT: removed stuff after reading the ENTIRE PAGE THAT POPPED UP WHILE I WAS TYPING IT. Dear Celestia, ponythread...

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 10:44 PM
RE: Thread derail:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/90e9eed6c973bad4c837060689623e6d/71504%20-%20Hubble%20celestia%20is_not_amused%20macro.png

derail? Um, this is Ponythread, silly. We don't do rails so much as pony-themed sandbox.

ALTHOUGH!
He is kinda right, and the religion discussion shouldn't have gotten as far as it did. One of the few really hard/fast rules, that one.

-

Bleakbane! I considered arguing with you / raging at being a pink party pony premiere, but;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/ef975798.jpg

You put 'super powers' in italics. And I mean really, who could top that? I mean, except for that time Phoe went and conquered an entire pony website, but. Seriously... *yammers on for a while*

EDIT: I really need to hit Preview more often. A day late and a dollar short again.

Kindablue
2011-10-17, 10:44 PM
That's a really badass skeleton.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-17, 10:45 PM
popped in to say that I love the title. That is all.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 10:45 PM
Heh, if we had religion vs. science flamewars AND Pony shipping/RP we'd have to come up with new thread titles like every 12 hours

Once modded a political discussion forum. It wasn't pretty.
Fixed it by deleting the board whole and laying down strict quality assurance rules.
Amazing how rapid fire nonsense and flaming slows into almost reasonable debate once people have to produce.... actual paragraphs or have their posts {{Deleted}} by my Iron Hoof
Ahh the good old days!

MCerberus
2011-10-17, 10:48 PM
So Siuis, now that you're the avatar of the Pink One, what do you want to do tonight?



They're screwball and the Pink (-ie Pie)
They're screwball and the Pikn (-ie Pie)
One is all bonkers, the other's insane!

byaku rai
2011-10-17, 10:49 PM
Heh, if we had religion vs. science flamewars AND Pony shipping/RP we'd have to come up with new thread titles like every 12 hours

Oh, come on. It wouldn't come to flamewars. We're all good ponies, here, right?

... *looks askance at SuccuMidnight*

... Well, it still wouldn't come to flamewars.

Eakin
2011-10-17, 10:54 PM
Oh, come on. It wouldn't come to flamewars. We're all good ponies, here, right?

... *looks askance at SuccuMidnight*

... Well, it still wouldn't come to flamewars.
Oh there would be flame wars

Flame wars and tree sap.

Seriously I had a couple of half composed posts in my head I was restraining myself from putting in here. I don't want to argue about religion, it makes me mean and unponylike. Like playing Monopoly with my siblings, a few hours from now somebody would end up with a black eye.

EDIT: Also, if in several years FiM has shark-jumped but we're all still here bitter shells of our former selves having angry fights, I nominate "Flame Wars and Tree Sap" to be a future thread title.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-17, 10:58 PM
Oh there would be flame wars

Flame wars and tree sap.

Seriously I had a couple of half composed posts in my head I was restraining myself from putting in here. I don't want to argue about religion, it makes me mean and unponylike. Like playing Monopoly with my siblings, a few hours from now somebody would end up with a black eye

Soooounnds like that might cause GOOD FRIENDS to have a problem....

Ahh HHAA HAH AHAHAHAHAHAH!

Mystic Muse
2011-10-17, 11:01 PM
EDIT: Also, if in several years FiM has shark-jumped but we're all still here bitter shells of our former selves having angry fights, I nominate "Flame Wars and Tree Sap" to be a future thread title.

I have the feeling it'd be more like when people pretend there were only 3 Star Wars movies or only one Highlander or Matrix. We'll get along just fine as always, we just won't like the new stuff.

Of course, I mean just in general here. There are plenty of people who like the Star Wars Prequels and Matrix sequels. Never heard anybody defend the Highlander sequels.

byaku rai
2011-10-17, 11:02 PM
Oh there would be flame wars

Flame wars and tree sap.

Seriously I had a couple of half composed posts in my head I was restraining myself from putting in here. I don't want to argue about religion, it makes me mean and unponylike. Like playing Monopoly with my siblings, a few hours from now somebody would end up with a black eye.

EDIT: Also, if in several years FiM has shark-jumped but we're all still here bitter shells of our former selves having angry fights, I nominate "Flame Wars and Tree Sap" to be a future thread title.

'tis okay, I'm like that with politics. Stupid makes me angry, and so much of politics is stupid...

If you continue this train of thought, byaku, I will have to hurt you.

... Great. It's spreading. Who are you?

... I'm not sure just yet, but I do know I'm the pony who's going to clop you in the face if you don't stop thinking about politics.

... Lovely. WELP time for bed, ponythread. See you in eight hours or so.

Eakin
2011-10-17, 11:02 PM
Soooounnds like that might cause GOOD FRIENDS to have a problem....

Ahh HHAA HAH AHAHAHAHAHAH!

Yeah, Twilight could have short circuited a lot of her problems in this episode and just gotten her friends together to play Monopoly. Or Risk. She could have had a massive friendship blowout within the hour

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 11:03 PM
That's a really badass skeleton.

He likes to think so too. But don't tell him or it will all go to his cranium.


Oh there would be flame wars

Flame wars and tree sap.

Seriously I had a couple of half composed posts in my head I was restraining myself from putting in here. I don't want to argue about religion, it makes me mean and unponylike. Like playing Monopoly with my siblings, a few hours from now somebody would end up with a black eye.

EDIT: Also, if in several years FiM has shark-jumped but we're all still here bitter shells of our former selves having angry fights, I nominate "Flame Wars and Tree Sap" to be a future thread title.

That's something I think we can all agree on!

Monopoly is the Windows Movie Maker of the boardgame world.

So I have a question, since it's been 3 pages and now I'm all like, paranoid. Did anypony see my D(itpywbt)&D blurb? I'd like to officially solicit opinions, sil vous plait.

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-17, 11:11 PM
I vote for pony shipping. It's better than flamewars.


http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1561/berryexperimentation.png

Wat? You were looking for pr0n weren't you? :smalltongue: :smallwink:



Anyway, sorry for starting trouble. I'mma go hide under the bed with Midnight and whoever else is under there now. *sniffle* Happy all gone now. :smallfrown: Need moar hugz. :smallbiggrin:

Don't feel bad, it's a touchy subject and you were feeling down about it. Clearly, the next course of action is hugs.

*hugs*

*hides under bed too*

*constructs pillowfort-style defenses to defend the growing cuddlepile*


So I have a question, since it's been 3 pages and now I'm all like, paranoid. Did anypony see my D(itpywbt)&D blurb? I'd like to officially solicit opinions, sil vous plait.

Was this for the PbP game, or just random noodling? Either way, it seemed like an interesting setting for a "ponyverse gone wrong". Consider me intrigued and awaiting further installments.

Neoseanster
2011-10-17, 11:11 PM
Yeah, Twilight could have short circuited a lot of her problems in this episode and just gotten her friends together to play Monopoly. Or Risk. She could have had a massive friendship blowout within the hour


That's something I think we can all agree on!

Monopoly is the Windows Movie Maker of the boardgame world.


Someone once made the mistake of buying "Survivor: The Board Game!" for my family. The premise is that the players need to choose to "vote off" one of the others, and the last remaining player wins. Mom had to choose whether to eliminate myself or my brother, both of an immature and highly competitive age. It... uh... well, lets just say it was the last time we ever played Survivor.

We learned a lesson about friendship that day.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-17, 11:13 PM
So I have a question, since it's been 3 pages and now I'm all like, paranoid. Did anypony see my D(itpywbt)&D blurb? I'd like to officially solicit opinions, sil vous plait.

I took a look at it. I thought I'd quoted it, but apparently I forgot to. Anyway, it looks like it could be interesting, and I'm looking forward to further updates.

Kindablue
2011-10-17, 11:18 PM
He likes to think so too. But don't tell him or it will all go to his cranium.

That's a really badass drawing of a skeleton.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-17, 11:19 PM
That's something I think we can all agree on!

Monopoly is the Windows Movie Maker of the boardgame world.

So I have a question, since it's been 3 pages and now I'm all like, paranoid. Did anypony see my D(itpywbt)&D blurb? I'd like to officially solicit opinions, sil vous plait.

My friends and I are ruthless and ultracompetitive Risk players. No of us have actually managed to claim total victory though. What inevitably happens is an initial rush where a few of us who were unlucky, made poor choices, or just had a bad starting position are knocked out. Then the remainder (usually three players) get locked into a cold war. To attack one of the other players would weaken yourself and let the last player finish you both off. So it sits as a stalemate and the game is called as a draw. Every time. We even played a game over an entire weekend and it wouldn't have ended if my friend hadn't sacrificed his army to take himself and I out of the game giving the victory to my cousin.

Oh yes about the D&D blurb. It looks like fun. I'd play.

EsperDerek
2011-10-17, 11:25 PM
Shadowy:

I'll read your excerpt tomorrow, and give my thoughts on it. I'm starting to fade here, can't give too much critical thought right now.


HELP

"Aw you know, nopony in particular, just somepony about your age who I think you'd love an opportunity to become good friends with. With the proper encouragement. And, if I do say so myself, the proper encouragement has been set in place."

*Doorbell*

"Go answer it. You wouldn't want to be tardy "

*Midnight's ears and headwings twitch slightly.

"Mother...just who did you...."

She slowly approached the door, and, despite her very many misgivings, opens it.

"H-Hello?"


Yay! I can't wait to read it! I might throw it on my phone and read it in traffic on the way to work in the morning. :smallsmile:

I didn't think this thread would ever make me go quite that red. I stand corrected. ^///^

I hope you like the part I just posted, don't crash your car reading it, though! I wanna keep you around! Especially since you blush so nicely!


"Heh... H-Hi, Midnight." She barely manages to stammer out, ears flattening gently as she tentatively returns the nuzzle.

"Yes, yes you are!"

Jade: http://i.imgur.com/pi5Ee.png

*Midnight smiles playfully. "If you're getting too uncomfortable, Jade, please, tell me. I may tease and I am a little touchy-feely, but I don't want anypony to be uncomfortable around me."


"Or maybe they'll just consider it a cry for... help." Leo grins, showing off his unponylike teeth. "Besides, it doesn't seem like your house is safe now. Of course, I COULD always take you all someplace your Twilight can't find you..."

*Midnight twitches.
"You know, I don't think you're exactly in your right mind yourself...I'm not sure I trust you any more than I trust my Momma right now! What is happening to everypony!? Is it something in the water?!


Anyway, sorry for starting trouble. I'mma go hide under the bed with Midnight and whoever else is under there now. *sniffle* Happy all gone now. :smallfrown: Need moar hugz. :smallbiggrin:

*Midnight quite happily wraps her hooves around Beeskee once she's under the bed, cuddling him fiercely.

"We're always here for hugs. There's no problem about that. Welcome to our own little world of cuddlepile under my bed!"


Oh, come on. It wouldn't come to flamewars. We're all good ponies, here, right?

... *looks askance at SuccuMidnight*

... Well, it still wouldn't come to flamewars.

"I am a good pony! In all the ways that really matter, at least. Just because I'm not so much in...other ways...>.>

SiuiS
2011-10-17, 11:32 PM
I took a look at it. I thought I'd quoted it, but apparently I forgot to. Anyway, it looks like it could be interesting, and I'm looking forward to further updates.



Was this for the PbP game, or just random noodling? Either way, it seemed like an interesting setting for a "ponyverse gone wrong". Consider me intrigued and awaiting further installments.

It is my idea thus far for the PbP game, yes. And tWas only one page ago when I complained, sorry. Ponythread time is so much weirder than regulate time...

Idea is to start in a simple dungeon to test the mechanics, then move on. There would be player's choice of city, dungeon, and wandering after that. Enough broad strokes I could play by ear without bein painted into a corner...

But! I wanted to throw this out because it's potentially grim, maybe even grimdark. I'd play it mostly for laughs (except at drama points), but I didn't want to scare anypony off prematurely with what would seem a bleak and pointless setting.

I'm also looking for any glaring plot-holes. Twould be set in an alternate universe, 400-500 years after Luna's banishment. Players may realize that their world isn't canonical; depends on whether I think intrigue would help or hinder, in the end.

And once more, so I have easy access for future editing;



This stuff here.


Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
C==[|=&=====>
DRAGONS

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-17, 11:32 PM
In other pony-related news, and in the attempt to pad out this thread slightly. I had the weirdest dream last night. It was from the PoV of Celestia, she was with Luna and they were hiding from zombies in rural outback Australia. They couldn't use their magic (due to exhaustion and overuse or something like that), until they rested, but the zombies were coming for the building while they slept.

They lock themselves in a room, Tia falls asleep but is woken in the dark by Luna whispering that something has tripped a ward. They then get attacked by a zombie and Tia smites it with a pillow. Something else comes, but turns out to be a housecat.

Tia uses it to smite the next zombie.

They run water into the bathtub to give the cat something to drink by way of apology for using it as a weapon, the cat then joins them as the third party member while they go exploring.

The find a town of ponies who don't recognise them, Tia tries to browbeat the one in charge but he whips out some giant air-cannon/leaf blower thing and punts Tia into a tree. Understandibly P.O'd, and having recovered from her magic hangover, Tia immobilises the whole town and goes Galadriel on them, convincing them to listen to her and fight off the approaching zombies.

Unfortunately I woke up before the epic battle, but I can imagine it. ^^

The moral of this story, my fellow ponythreaders?: Don't play Dead Island after watching ponies before bed!

Pony dreams are the best dreams.

Well, you know, except for the ones where you can fly and have other awesome powers! Or the dreams where you have awesome powers and ponies!


"Aww, thank you very much! I do very like compliments. And don't worry, I think I've proven that while I can shift through many forms, I always go back to plain Midnight. Because I agree, I'm very cute au naturel."

I'm sorry Midnight, but it looks like Vent won't be able to respond because he has just come down with a severe case of nosebleeds.

Since he's indisposed at the moment, I'll take it upon myself to respond from here on. *Ahem* While the Au Naturale look may be the cutest look for you, I would like to remind you of Applejack's observation that ponies don't normally wear clo- oh screw it.

CUDDLEPILE ON MIDNIGHT!



"Ah, but they won't *want* to find me, not with what we'll be doing under the bed!"

Playing an Archenemy game of Magic: The Gathering?

Beeskee
2011-10-17, 11:40 PM
*Midnight quite happily wraps her hooves around Beeskee once she's under the bed, cuddling him fiercely.

"We're always here for hugs. There's no problem about that. Welcome to our own little world of cuddlepile under my bed!"

Beeskee smiles and snuggles into Midnight's embrace contentedly. "I get the feeling half the town will be under here soon." (I think the "under Midnight's bed" count is Lix, Jade, AmishPirate, Vent, Midnight, and myself so far. Oh, and possibly Rarity. Did I miss anypony?)


I was about to go with "sad derpy" icon too. But it's too sad:

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6754/sadderpyicon.png
SAAAAD! :smallfrown: D'awww poor li'l pony...



I feel better now though. Again, I should have known better than to post about... that. Sorry, everypony.


"Flame Wars and Tree Sap" sounds like a good thread title for when we're all old and bitter, yeah. :smallbiggrin:


Edit:
Dungeons (in the place that you were banished to) and Dragons sounds awesome! I'd love to read more about the setting. :smallsmile:


Edit2: Aw jeez it was against board rules too? :smallfrown: I thought I was being bad enough for whining about my day and bringing up a sensitive topic.

BlasTech
2011-10-17, 11:47 PM
[color="darkred"]

Proof that I'm actually working on stuff and not just stringing my fellows along.


Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
&
DRAGONS




So I have a question, since it's been 3 pages and now I'm all like, paranoid. Did anypony see my D(itpywbt)&D blurb? I'd like to officially solicit opinions, sil vous plait.

I, um, I actually missed that *incredibly embarrassed* Too busy typing up my dream notes lol.

Having read it, I gotta say I'm surprised by the choice of setting. It's very different to what I anticipated. (Geez, that sounds like I'm trying to say something nice just so as not to say anything nasty >.<)

Uhh, lets try again.

I'd definitely sign up for it. I'm just currently mulling over the possibilities since my one OC that I've rolled up in RiM (Igneous) feels like he doesn't match the tone of such a setting. I might have to see the characters everyone else comes up with first before I can think about fitting (either him or a different OC) into the theme.

Possibilities, possibilities. Definitely intrigued though, my imagination is going to be percolating for the rest of today on this. (So much for work! :smalltongue:)

Zevox
2011-10-17, 11:49 PM
...wow, I go spend a 13 hour day at work and you guys go from page 41 of one thread to page 4 of another. Should've seen that coming, but I didn't.

I'm tempted to respond to Beeskee's thread derail, but it's probably best to let that topic die, given it's skirting board rules.

So here, have some cute ponies instead:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a358faffd9f2258a5faa44b1a63eb55d/72897%20-%20animated%20episode_29%20laughing%20pinkie_pie.g if
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0f8ae8c98eccd525ca21270f74bbd1a6/72883%20-%20artistd%3Aembertwist%20fluttershy%20juice_box%2 0sitting.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/426e5564dbb65eb17d2979c9707558da/66073%20-%20artist%3Alarsurus%20derpy_hooves%20filly%20tiar a.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a7a88f96dca6a761312d25cf3caf0893/49992%20-%20artist%3Aikillyou121%20derpy_hooves%20filly.jpg
Yeah, the Derpy ones are old, buy hey, I like cute Derpy and I'm tired...
Zevox

Kris Strife
2011-10-17, 11:53 PM
We learned a lesson about friendship that day.

You shouldn't play a game based on screwing people over, unless you're wanting to get rid of your friends?


*Midnight twitches.
"You know, I don't think you're exactly in your right mind yourself...I'm not sure I trust you any more than I trust my Momma right now! What is happening to everypony!? Is it something in the water?!

Leo creates and eats a piece of bacon. "Have you ever trusted me more than your momma? And at least there's only one of me, and I can't make an entire city go insane over a stuffed toy... You've also never known me to have a meltdown over cupcake icing, or my friends not having any problems."

SiuiS: I like it!

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-18, 12:10 AM
It is my idea thus far for the PbP game, yes. And tWas only one page ago when I complained, sorry. Ponythread time is so much weirder than regulate time...

Idea is to start in a simple dungeon to test the mechanics, then move on. There would be player's choice of city, dungeon, and wandering after that. Enough broad strokes I could play by ear without bein painted into a corner...

But! I wanted to throw this out because it's potentially grim, maybe even grimdark. I'd play it mostly for laughs (except at drama points), but I didn't want to scare anypony off prematurely with what would seem a bleak and pointless setting.

I'm also looking for any glaring plot-holes. Twould be set in an alternate universe, 400-500 years after Luna's banishment. Players may realize that their world isn't canonical; depends on whether I think intrigue would help or hinder, in the end.

And once more, so I have easy access for future editing;




Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
C==[|=&=====>
DRAGONS



Hmm, it did smack me as leaning towards grimdark, and less played for laughs. Just the general tone of it, I suppose. I did catch glimpses of what could be made to be humor, like with the bit of "arresting random ponies", but as it is, I'd see this as a realistic, gritty setting rather than a humorous one.


I'm sorry Midnight, but it looks like Vent won't be able to respond because he has just come down with a severe case of nosebleeds.

Since he's indisposed at the moment, I'll take it upon myself to respond from here on. *Ahem* While the Au Naturale look may be the cutest look for you, I would like to remind you of Applejack's observation that ponies don't normally wear clo- oh screw it.

CUDDLEPILE ON MIDNIGHT!


Beeskee smiles and snuggles into Midnight's embrace contentedly. "I get the feeling half the town will be under here soon." (I think the "under Midnight's bed" count is Lix, Jade, AmishPirate, Vent, Midnight, and myself so far. Oh, and possibly Rarity. Did I miss anypony?)

Erring on the side of caution and moving to spoilers...

CrazyTwi's and Cuddlepiles (barring a better name)
Amish pops his head out from a fast-growing wall of pillows, complete with what looks to be a fully functional portcullis and gate. Somepony has to defend the cuddlepile from crazy Twilights, and it might as well be this pony. He blows a feather off of his snout. "Aye, we're going to need a messload o' pillows (and possibly some additional building permits) at this rate...whoops, hold that thought..."

He quickly opens the gate to let a pony-shaped blur (because I cannot remember Vent's character right now) flying-tackle-glomp the pile before closing it just as fast.

BlasTech
2011-10-18, 12:13 AM
...wow, I go spend a 13 hour day at work and you guys go from page 41 of one thread to page 4 of another. Should've seen that coming, but I didn't.

I'm tempted to respond to Beeskee's thread derail, but it's probably best to let that topic die, given it's skirting board rules.

So here, have some cute ponies instead:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a358faffd9f2258a5faa44b1a63eb55d/72897%20-%20animated%20episode_29%20laughing%20pinkie_pie.g if
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0f8ae8c98eccd525ca21270f74bbd1a6/72883%20-%20artistd%3Aembertwist%20fluttershy%20juice_box%2 0sitting.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/426e5564dbb65eb17d2979c9707558da/66073%20-%20artist%3Alarsurus%20derpy_hooves%20filly%20tiar a.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a7a88f96dca6a761312d25cf3caf0893/49992%20-%20artist%3Aikillyou121%20derpy_hooves%20filly.jpg
Yeah, the Derpy ones are old, buy hey, I like cute Derpy and I'm tired...
Zevox

Gah, server instabilities mucked up my post.

I'll try again ... *ahem*

Hey Zevox, was wondering what happened to you, welcome back! *hugs*

Bit of news while you were gone, take a guess which character got resurrected from the departed pile in the Heal/Hurt! You owe Nurse Redheart a big hug. (Yeah, you probably already know this but I just wanted to be the first here to mention it)

Also, Fluttershy with juice box is cutest thing ever!

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 12:13 AM
SiuiS, on further consideration, I'd suggest taking only four or five characters and setting it closer to the series premier. Have the PCs be the "stars" that help Nightmare Moon escape.

erikun
2011-10-18, 12:13 AM
Sorry I missed the first page, but here are these.

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1606/silverspoon.png http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6551/psychtwi.png http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6049/twidoc.png

I'll get caught up on the ~10 pages I missed tomorrow morning (technically later today).

Topaz
2011-10-18, 12:13 AM
Fanfic Time Again! Revised and expanded now. Feedback welcome!

Change of Life, Chapter 1
“I can’t thank you enough.” Fluttershy told Applejack as the two ponies walked out behind her cottage. “Are you sure this isn’t too much trouble?”.

“Shucks no,” Applejack replied, “Ah know you been talkin’ about expandin’ your garden for a while now, and what with the last rain an’ all it’s the best time to be pulling out that old tree stump that’s in your way.”

“Oh, that’s so nice of you.” replied Fluttershy. “You’re sure you don’t mind? I just haven’t been able to do a thing about it by myself. It’s so old and hard and tangled and no matter how much I tried I couldn’t budge it.”

“Now don’t you worry, sugarcube. Ah’ve hauled out a ton o’ stumps in my day, an’ this one’s no diff’rent. Just show me the problem an lemme take a look at it.”

Fluttershy led Applejack to the object in question, a misshapen lump that looked as if it could have been as much rock as wood. “Here it is. You can see that my animal friends and I tried to dig it out, but we had to give up. In the end none of them would even go near it.”

Applejack gave the stump an appraising look, then carried over tools and rope from her cart. “That’s a right ugly one for sure. Almost looks like we oughta get Pinkie to come by and laugh at it while we get to pullin’ it up.” She set to work, rigging a framework for a block and tackle and attaching a stout rope to the stump. “Now how it works is that you’ll steady the frame and keep an eye on the stump while Ah’m doing the heavy pullin’.” she explained to Fluttershy, helping her into a harness cabled to the frame’s top. “After it’s out Ah’ll load it on the cart and haul it away.” She positioned Fluttershy behind the stump and made sure the rope was taut, then climbed into the yoke attached to the block and tackle and took her place in front of the recalcitrant stump. “OK, sugarcube, you ready?”

“I... I guess so.” Fluttershy replied.

“All right then. One, two, three, and heave!” Applejack surged forward against her yoke, relaxed, then surged forward again, each tug loosening the stump slightly as Fluttershy flapped backwards against her own rope, keeping the frame braced. “An heave! An heave! It’s givin’ way, Ah kin feel it. One more time, an HEAVE!”

***

Over at Sugarcube Corner, The Cakes found themselves diving for cover as Pinkie Pie suddenly went into convulsions in the kitchen, bits of batter and utensils flying everywhere.

“Woah. I never felt one like that before!”

***

Applejack wasn’t sure what had happened. She felt the stump give way; then as she came to a stop from her final pull it felt as if something twisted her inside out and the world went grey as she struggled to stay on her hooves. As she fought off the dizziness that threatened to envelop her, something cut through the mental fog and brought her back to full attention; Fluttershy’s scream.

Opening and focusing her eyes, she found that she had somehow backed out of the yoke and was facing Fluttershy, who was looking at her own back in shock as Applejack felt a sense of deja vu.

Her wings were missing. There was no sign of injury, no blood; just a bare yellow back under the harness.

“Oh mah gosh, Fluttershy! What happened?”

Fluttershy looked up at Applejack. Her eyes widened and her mouth opened, but no sound came out.

“Fluttershy? Say somethin’!”

“Applejack. Look behind you.” the yellow pony managed to squeak.

Applejack’s whipped her head around, thinking that something was approaching them from the Everfree Forest. She found her line of sight partially blocked by feathers. Orange feathers. Sprouting from her back. “What the hay?” She looked them up and down. There was no doubt about it; she had pegasus wings growing from her back. She looked back toward Fluttershy and found the other pony looking at the hole where the stump had been, which had a few wisps of smoke or perhaps mist coming from it; of the stump itself there was no sign, just the dangling end of a rope from the block and tackle.

Fluttershy looked back up at Applejack. “I don’t understand.” she said quietly. “The stump came up and then I fell down and when I got back up it was all like this.”

“Lemme get you outta that harness, and then we better get Twilight.” Applejack replied.

***

Twilight Sparkle realized that it was going to be one of those days when Pinkie Pie burst into the library with a breathless story about something that was going to be even doozier than the dooziest doozy ever and could her science machine maybe help her figure out what the doozyness was? Her attempts to get Pinkie to explain further had only resulted in a litany of physical symptoms that taken in aggregate made Twilight wonder if Sugarcube Corner could possibly still be standing, and just about the time that she had finally begun to consider if perhaps hooking Pinkie Pie up to the brain scanner might not be productive after all there came a pounding on the library door.

“Twilight? You at home? We got a real problem here!” came Applejack’s voice.

Twilight started to answer, but before she could reply Pinkie was at the door, throwing it open to reveal Applejack and Fluttershy. She was distracted from the entry of her two friends as Pinkie staggered backwards, performed a theatrical faint, and then bounced back up saying “So that’s what my Pinkie Sense was trying to tell me!”

“Pinkie, what in the world are you talking about?” Twilight turned to Applejack and Fluttershy. “Do you two have any idea what she’s talking...” she broke off as she finally took a good look at the pair.

“Yeah, Ah think Ah might have some idea what she’s talkin’ about. You got anything in those books of yours about this kinda thing?” Applejack replied.

“Oh wow Fluttershy did you lend Applejack your wings? Why didn’t you ask me first I would have totally wanted to try them out hey Twilight does that mean I can borrow your horn?” Pinkie interjected, bouncing enthusiastically up and down.

“PINKIE!” Applejack and Twilight shouted in unison. The pink pony stopped and flopped down on her haunches, mercifully silent for the moment.

“Ah cain’t rightly say what happened, Twilight.” Applejack began. “Fluttershy and Ah were just pullin’ out an old tree stump behind her cottage and when it came up everything went crazy and then we were like this.”

Twilight looked over at Fluttershy, who only nodded. Her brow wrinkled in thought. “Spontaneous magical transformations are highly unusual, and usually transitory.” She turned and called up the library stairs. “Spike! I need your help down here!” She paused. “Of course, this could also be something from the Everfree Forest that we’re dealing with. Pinkie, can I count on you for something?”

“You can always count on me, Twilight!” Pinkie responded, saluting. “What can I do you for?”

“Run and get Zecora. There’s no blue spots in evidence, but Poison Joke isn’t the only surprise the Everfree has. I could use her advice on this.”

“Okie Dokey Lokey! I’ll be back with her in a jiffy-wiffy!” and with that Pinkie was out the door.

Meanwhile, Spike had responded to Twilight’s call. “What is it, Twi? I wasn’t finished cleaning upstairs... Oh my gosh, what happened to Fluttershy? And Applejack? Is Discord back?”

“I doubt it, but you had better take a letter to the Princess anyway. But first, I need you to help me find some reference books.”

Fluttershy tried to give Applejack a reassuring smile as Twilight began directing Spike around the library’s shelves. She’d had time to get over her initial shock, and standing in the familiar surroundings of the library tree she found herself feeling more at ease. She didn’t understand what had happened to the two of them, but she was certain that if anypony could get to the bottom of it, it was Twilight.

Twilight looked up from where she had been consulting one of her books and trotted back over to the pair. “Just to be sure, before Pinkie comes back with Zecora I should make sure that this isn’t just a conventional spell effect.” She lowered her head and concentrated, her horn growing brighter and brighter until she released a shining wave of purple and white magic over Applejack and Fluttershy.

Applejack closed her eyes as Twilight’s spell washed over her. Blinking away the afterimage, she looked at her back, then Fluttershy’s, but saw no change. “Ah take it that means what you said.”

Twilight nodded. “I didn’t think it was likely, but I wanted to be sure before I started looking at alternative explanations. Now I can continue my research while we wait for Pinkie to get back with Zecora.” She turned back toward the table where Spike had been dutifully stacking tomes when the library door flew open, revealing not Pinkie or Zecora but a confused Rainbow Dash.

“What the hay is going on, Twilight? I saw Pinkie heading into the Everfree, and when I asked her what was up she gave me this crazy story about Applejack having Fluttershy’s wings...” She broke off, finally registering the sight of the two ponies in question off to the side of Twilight and Spike’s work area. “Wait, it’s true?”

Twilight sighed. “Applejack and Fluttershy encountered some unexplained phenomenon that appears to have transposed their pony types.”

“Pheno-what? Never mind. So you’re gonna fix Fluttershy, right?”

Applejack’s feathers literally ruffled. “Yer concern is downright touchin’, Rainbow.”

Fluttershy began to say something, but Rainbow Dash cut her off. “What? It’s Fluttershy that has the problem here.”

“Hold on there, it’s not like Ah wasn’t affected too!”

“Yeah, now you’ve got Fluttershy’s wings!”

Twilight attempted to interject. “Actually, Rainbow, that’s not strictly true.”

“What’s not true about it?” Rainbow Dash pointed a hoof at Fluttershy. “No wings.” She pointed at Applejack. “Wings. Seems pretty simple to me.”

Applejack glared at Dash as her new appendages flared. “Dangnabbit, Dash, I didn’t take anything from Fluttershy!”

Rainbow glared back, her own wings flared in return. “So what are those on your back, then?”

Applejack paused, her pinions folding back to her sides. “Uh, well, it was an accident. We just pulled up an old stump and this happened.”

“That’s right.” Fluttershy managed to get in.

“Rainbow, you’re not helping here.” Twilight added. “Zecora and I will figure out what happened, and if we can’t the Princess will. Oh, right! Spike, take a letter.”

Rainbow Dash looked from Fluttershy to Twilight and back again. “Fine. Fluttershy, you let me know if you need anything.” and with that she sped back out the library door and into the sky.

Applejack watched Rainbow Dash take off, her wings starting to open as if she intended to follow, then settling back again. “If that don’t just beat all.”

“Don’t feel bad, Applejack.” comforted Fluttershy. “She doesn’t really mean anything by it.”

Applejack sighed. “Ah reckon not. Ah am sorry about yer wings.”

“Don’t worry about it. It’s not like I live in the clouds, after all. I can get by on the ground for a while.”

“Now send that off to the Princess, Spike, and we’ll get back to... Oh, Zecora, I’m so glad you were able to make it!” came Twilight’s voice, as she spotted the zebra through the still-open door. Zecora, clad in her traveling cloak and carrying full saddlebags, entered the library accompanied by Pinkie Pie.

“The pink one’s tale took much explaining, of wings one losing and one gaining; such things are not unknown to me, unusual as they might be.”

“That’s a relief.” said Applejack as she tried to keep Pinkie from poking her and Fluttershy.

“I can tell you that it’s not any sort of conventional magical effect.” put in Twilight. “Any light you can shed on the situation is welcome.”

Zecora walked over to the end of the table that Spike and Twilight had not already covered in tomes and began to unpack her saddlebags. “There grows within the Everfree, fungi and herbs of mystery; some have been known to induce change, from harmless pranks to ones most strange.”

Twilight blushed. “We all remember the Poison Joke. Do you think that this is related?”

Zecora finished laying out her bottles and packages. “I must perform some simple tests to indicate the course that’s best.” She indicated that Applejack and Fluttershy should come over, and began to examine them carefully, checking their bodies and looking in their eyes, mouths, and ears while making thoughtful noises. Twilight followed the process with interest, though she was also occupied with preventing the equally intrigued Pinkie Pie from ‘helping’.

Zecora finally concluded her examination and shook her head. “No obvious signs can I perceive, no traces that the change did leave. But this is not cause for despair; I still have treatments to prepare.”

“Now hold on there Zecora. If ya cain’t see any signs of what did this, how can ya treat it?”

Zecora smiled. “The lack is in itself a clue; such subtle causes are but few. If they indeed have caused your plight, I shall attempt to make it right.” and with that she began to select ingredients.

“Not to dispute your expertise, Zecora, but are you sure this approach will work?” asked Twilight.

“You’re right; assumptions traps can be, these ponies safety should be key. My dosages cannot cause harm; there is no need for an alarm.” The zebra expertly mixed her potion, dividing it into two portions and giving it to Applejack and Fluttershy, who drank it down.

“So, that’s it, then?” asked Spike.

Applejack and Fluttershy looked at each other. Nothing seemed to be happening. “Um, how long before it takes effect?” Fluttershy asked softly.

“For caution’s sake I did prepare your dosage with the utmost care; a few hours, a day, no more, should see you as you were before.”

“A day?” exclaimed Applejack.

Zecora nodded. “If to the cause I am correct, that is the time you can expect.”

“That’s fine.” put in Fluttershy. “Thank you very much, Zecora. If you’d like, I’ll walk back to the forest with you.”

Zecora smiled as she put away her ingredients. “I tell you with sincerity; I would enjoy the company.”

“Um, Fluttershy, you mind if Ah stay with you tonight? Just in case an’ all.”

“Not at all, Applejack, if that’s what you want.”

“Thanks. Twi, could you please go out to the farm and let Big Mac know that Ahm, well, kinda indisposed until tomorrow?”

“Sure, AJ, no problem. And I’ll keep up my research, too, just in case.”

“Thanks t’you, too. An Pinkie, Ah’d appreciate it if this whole thing didn’t get talked up all over town. Ah don’t need to be gawked at any more that Ah already have been.”

Pinkie Pie cocked her head, staring at Applejack for a long moment, the nodded, holding one hoof up and the other over her heart. “Pinkie Promise, AJ.”

“Thanks as well, Pinkie.” Applejack walked over to where Zecora had joined Fluttershy by the door, and the three headed out for Fluttershy’s house.

Neoseanster
2011-10-18, 12:22 AM
You shouldn't play a game based on screwing people over, unless you're wanting to get rid of your friends?

Yeah... that. :x Screwing friends over is not conducive to maintaining friendships... well, unless it's done in a very friendly fashion, I guess. Screwing friends over creates friendship problems. Friendship problems that Twilight can solve. o_o



Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
C==[|=&=====>
DRAGONS



I like; I'd give a game like that a shot, just from the blurb.

It leaves me a little unsure on a few points, though:

Primarily, in regards to the role that dragons are serving.

"Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power" kind of seems to contradict with "and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind." On the one hand, the messengers are being made out as goodly and helping the ponies to survive the harsh lunar environments... but on the other, they're somehow responsible for the existence and flourishing of a cruel class of elites? Maybe it's just me, but it seems ambiguously presented. :x

Also, where are the supplies and food trickling in through dragon fire coming from? Are the dragons able to bring things over from Earth? Or are there some parts of the moon that are more hospitable, where they can grow food and send it elsewhere?

(I'm not misunderstanding that there are also non-messenger dragons who rule their own kingdoms, but who aren't necessarily friendly, right?)

Of course, if any of this is spoiler-y to the actual game, feel free to keep it hush-hush, maybe it's a plot point for all I know. But, yeah, it confused me.

otakuryoga
2011-10-18, 12:35 AM
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/289/4/6/dis_problem_by_braindps-d4d05ja.jpg
lol

Dexam
2011-10-18, 12:49 AM
Sweet muffinality! Over 11 pages of Ponymadness since my last post. :smalleek:

I was going to post last night (my time), but I ended up spending much of my free time that evening digging an annoying adware trojan out of my browser and system that decided to piggy-back on some freeware that I installed 6 months ago. It took me three attempts, but I got the blighter in the end (I hope). :smallmad:


*Midnight goes scarlet, and stammers nervously. Her new succubus wings seem to be creeping up slightly.

"Cestya, I'm really flattered, and I won't lie and say that there haven't been certain...uhm..fantasies...but t-this really isn't appropriate, is it? I mean, even if I've had ones that have involved a paddle, and oh..I mean...oh, dear, just dig yourself further, Mids...."

@EsperDerek. Just dropping this here for later reference. I'll continue later when I'm more in the mood (see spoiler below).


Am I the only one who actually dislikes the idea of ponies having full "proper" names? I can accept it for Pinkie because it kinda works, what with her no-fun rock farm upbringing it makes sense for a kind of "normal" name. Plus it's Pinkie, I'm still pretty certain she made it up. Pinkamena sounds like something a little girl calls her self to make her sound more grown up/important, like a Suzie calling herself Suzabella or something.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that Esper shouldn't do this (it's his call) but I just feel that it's... wrong somehow.
I agree with you that in-show pony names should be "full, proper names". However, it is fun when a parent can peel off a child's full name as an indication that this is SERIOUS BUSINESS and they are NOT KIDDING. :smallsmile:

So, for me, it would only make sense for a "full name" to appear in-show is if one of the ponies' parents is saying it to them in a stern voice.



It is my idea thus far for the PbP game, yes. And tWas only one page ago when I complained, sorry. Ponythread time is so much weirder than regulate time...

Idea is to start in a simple dungeon to test the mechanics, then move on. There would be player's choice of city, dungeon, and wandering after that. Enough broad strokes I could play by ear without bein painted into a corner...

But! I wanted to throw this out because it's potentially grim, maybe even grimdark. I'd play it mostly for laughs (except at drama points), but I didn't want to scare anypony off prematurely with what would seem a bleak and pointless setting.

I'm also looking for any glaring plot-holes. Twould be set in an alternate universe, 400-500 years after Luna's banishment. Players may realize that their world isn't canonical; depends on whether I think intrigue would help or hinder, in the end.

And once more, so I have easy access for future editing;




Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
C==[|=&=====>
DRAGONS


I'm not a big fan of combining bleak and/or grim with ponies. I understand that you're doing it to as a way of establishing conflict within a setting, but personally I would prefer something a bit more light-hearted, with Adventure! and exploration.

Here's the kind of thing that I'm thinking: rather than paranoid Iron Hoof Celestia constantly banishing people to the moon, it turns out that the Equestrian moon is something similar to D&D Sigil - it's easy to enter, but difficult to leave (unless you know how, hence "the stars will aid her escape"). The ponies who play in this campaign end up on the moon accidentally (experiments with the Elements of Harmony go awry?) and discover a society of all manner of strange creatures (as described by you), with Nightmare Moon ruling over it all (or perhaps just a faction?). The pony PC's need to explore and escape - perhaps that's where the "stars will aid her escape" prophecy comes from?

That said, if I had the time, I'd still like to play a pony RP. Heck, I'd get into one of the free-form RP's with an OC, but they move too fast for me.


Pony dreams are the best dreams.

Well, you know, except for the ones where you can fly and have other awesome powers! Or the dreams where you have awesome powers and ponies!


Pony dreams (and minor confession):

For some reason I find this a little embarrassing, but here goes...

I had a pony dream a couple of months ago, the kind of dream where you're just starting to wake up, but not quite fully awake yet and still dreaming. Basically... Twilight Sparkle was in my bed, cuddled between my wife and myself. Don't get me wrong - there was nothing creepy or remotely sexual about it. We were all just snoozing and snuggled up in bed, me cuddling/spooning Twilight, while she was cuddling/spooning my wife. It just felt so vivid, so real and natural - I felt so completely and utterly happy, and at peace with world. Then, I gradually woke a little and became more aware of my surroundings, and discovered that I was cuddling my wife's pregnancy pillow (which had come between us) while attempting to snuggle up to my wife when asleep. Waking up and discovering it wasn't real was such a wrenching disappointment that I almost cried. Thank goodness Mrs Dexam was there so I could actually snuggle up to her.

And now I feel a kind of bittersweet sadness at remembering that. :smallfrown:



Also, Fluttershy with juice box is cutest thing ever!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsv2966jpn1r0biauo1_1280.png

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsvrijPF441r0biauo1_1280.png

From http://askfluttershyandpinkiepie.tumblr.com/

Neoseanster
2011-10-18, 01:28 AM
Pony dreams (and minor confession):

For some reason I find this a little embarrassing, but here goes...

I had a pony dream a couple of months ago, the kind of dream where you're just starting to wake up, but not quite fully awake yet and still dreaming. Basically... Twilight Sparkle was in my bed, cuddled between my wife and myself. Don't get me wrong - there was nothing creepy or remotely sexual about it. We were all just snoozing and snuggled up in bed, me cuddling/spooning Twilight, while she was cuddling/spooning my wife. It just felt so vivid, so real and natural - I felt so completely and utterly happy, and at peace with world. Then, I gradually woke a little and became more aware of my surroundings, and discovered that I was cuddling my wife's pregnancy pillow (which had come between us) while attempting to snuggle up to my wife when asleep. Waking up and discovering it wasn't real was such a wrenching disappointment that I almost cried. Thank goodness Mrs Dexam was there so I could actually snuggle up to her.

And now I feel a kind of bittersweet sadness at remembering that. :smallfrown:

I had a pony dream once, but I don't really remember the details too well anymore, I didn't write it down and it was a few months ago...

Um, Princess Celestia was a robot, piloted by a Granny Foster-esque little old lady. The front half folded up and she hopped out.

And Fluttershy was there.

I should write these things down, it... it made sense at the time. Really...

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

Edit: I found a Skype conversation where I told someone about it. There was a lich from one of my D&D games there, too. He chased people with a scythe, and the DM passive aggressively raged at me as this was happening, blaming me for it. Princess Celestia-bot/Old Lady was trying to stop it all. I think Fluttershy was okay, though... maybe she was sticking up for me. That would be nice of her.

http://i.imgur.com/Fgxws.png This person scares me. I think, um, maybe something might be wrong with them.
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6551/psychtwi.png They have PROBLEMS you say? Tell me /all/ about them!
http://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.png Oh dear...

BlasTech
2011-10-18, 01:33 AM
Pony dreams (and minor confession):

For some reason I find this a little embarrassing, but here goes...

I had a pony dream a couple of months ago, the kind of dream where you're just starting to wake up, but not quite fully awake yet and still dreaming. Basically... Twilight Sparkle was in my bed, cuddled between my wife and myself. Don't get me wrong - there was nothing creepy or remotely sexual about it. We were all just snoozing and snuggled up in bed, me cuddling/spooning Twilight, while she was cuddling/spooning my wife. It just felt so vivid, so real and natural - I felt so completely and utterly happy, and at peace with world. Then, I gradually woke a little and became more aware of my surroundings, and discovered that I was cuddling my wife's pregnancy pillow (which had come between us) while attempting to snuggle up to my wife when asleep. Waking up and discovering it wasn't real was such a wrenching disappointment that I almost cried. Thank goodness Mrs Dexam was there so I could actually snuggle up to her.

And now I feel a kind of bittersweet sadness at remembering that. :smallfrown:




http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsv2966jpn1r0biauo1_1280.png

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsvrijPF441r0biauo1_1280.png

From http://askfluttershyandpinkiepie.tumblr.com/


Re the dream:

Awww, I wanna hug Twilight

Re the pictures:

So cuuuute. Yeah, I was thinking of that tumblr when I wrote my response earlier ^_^

Kindablue
2011-10-18, 01:42 AM
Also, Fluttershy with juice box is cutest thing ever!

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/253/0/2/dash_academy_2_hot_flank_part4_by_sorcerushorserus-d49eg5a.png (http://sorcerushorserus.deviantart.com/art/Dash-Academy-2-Hot-Flank-Part4-257655358)

BlasTech
2011-10-18, 03:38 AM
Also, Fluttershy with juice box is cutest thing ever!

Hmm, quoting myself ... can I do that? Can I say the same thing twice?

Oh gawd, Pinkie and Fluttershy blog posted more Fluttershy with Juice Box ...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt92nkOY4d1r0biauo1_500.png
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt92nkOY4d1r0biauo2_500.png

I think all the Hnnnnngh has killed ponythread.

Thanqol
2011-10-18, 03:57 AM
*Midnight's ears and headwings twitch slightly.

"Mother...just who did you...."

She slowly approached the door, and, despite her very many misgivings, opens it.

"H-Hello?"

HELP

"Hi Midnight!" Said the bright purple pegasus. She was almost the same colour as Midnight, right down to the mane. With a tarot card sticky-taped to her flank. With a papercraft horn on her head.

It took a moment to spot the few patches of undyed orange.

"I'm your biggest fan!" said Stalkerloo.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 04:08 AM
Bleakbane! I considered arguing with you / raging at being a pink party pony premiere, but;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/ef975798.jpg

You put 'super powers' in italics. And I mean really, who could top that? I mean, except for that time Phoe went and conquered an entire pony website, but. Seriously... *yammers on for a while*

EDIT: I really need to hit Preview more often. A day late and a dollar short again.

Funnily enough, that is exactly, how I saw it going down...

Your awesome is staggering...

What really impresses me most is the armour under the robes is actually pretty darn close to the real thing! Not bad at all, considering you've not seen it!


That's a really badass skeleton.

I think we can both take that as a complement, SiuiS...


He likes to think so too. But don't tell him or it will all go to his cranium.


That's a really badass drawing of a skeleton.

Too late!

You said it now, it totally counts!

(If I could be arsed to make a sig - which I can't1 - I also would totally quote that first post out of context)

Besides, I thought we'd already agreed that my ego had surpassed even the levels my racial arrogance had brought it to...



Also, even my meditation was distrubed by pony dreams, darn you all - in which in a change of pace from my usual running-away-from-things dreams, Midnight/Nix or some magically fused amalgam of the two (never let it be said that my subconcious is not a) fair and b) WHAT THE FREAKING HELL) was running down a mountainside to escape some bad things (no, not me) - chasing her in helicopters or hover somethings I think - to draw them off from everyone else (I forget who everyone else was) and eventually actually managed to escape (by means of getting through a small hole in a stone ruin wall or something.) And then everything sort of degenerated into a half-remembered mass of ponythread and 3D geometry again.

Sometimes I wonder about my own sanity. And then I remember I'm a Lich, and therefore racially insane and go "eh, what the hay."



1I only bothered on WotC before Gleemax to keep track of the homebrew stuff I'd put out, and on the starship website I frequent only to put the web address of the Shipyards.

RdMarquis
2011-10-18, 04:31 AM
I go to bed and wake up in a new thread.

Wut. :smalleek:

If it's any consolation, I'm in the same boat. I GMed a Shadowrun game, came back and found the link here.


I had a pony dream once, but I don't really remember the details too well anymore, I didn't write it down and it was a few months ago...

Um, Princess Celestia was a robot, piloted by a Granny Foster-esque little old lady. The front half folded up and she hopped out.

And Fluttershy was there.

I should write these things down, it... it made sense at the time. Really...

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

Edit: I found a Skype conversation where I told someone about it. There was a lich from one of my D&D games there, too. He chased people with a scythe, and the DM passive aggressively raged at me as this was happening, blaming me for it. Princess Celestia-bot/Old Lady was trying to stop it all. I think Fluttershy was okay, though... maybe she was sticking up for me. That would be nice of her.

http://i.imgur.com/Fgxws.png This person scares me. I think, um, maybe something might be wrong with them.
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6551/psychtwi.png They have PROBLEMS you say? Tell me /all/ about them!
http://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.png Oh dear...

Hrm. My pony dream was rather mundane in comparison. It consisted of reading this thread. Yeah, that's it. :smallbiggrin:

Athaniar
2011-10-18, 04:34 AM
I'm away from this thread to sleep, and when I return what do I find? Six pages (including transition to a new thread) and discussion about dark and forbidden topics best left unmentioned (I'm talking about Warhammer 40k, of course). So... everything is normal, I guess.

Also, I want ponydreams too...

Rappy
2011-10-18, 04:48 AM
Hiiii, new Pony Thread.

SiuiS
2011-10-18, 05:14 AM
I, um, I actually missed that *incredibly embarrassed* Too busy typing up my dream notes lol.

Having read it, I gotta say I'm surprised by the choice of setting. It's very different to what I anticipated. (Geez, that sounds like I'm trying to say something nice just so as not to say anything nasty >.<)

It's cool, mate :smallsmile:
Whenever I think somepony is insulting me, I first go from the basis of I'm misunderstanding them. I put my hoof in my mouth often enough to know how that goes XD



I'd definitely sign up for it. I'm just currently mulling over the possibilities since my one OC that I've rolled up in RiM (Igneous) feels like he doesn't match the tone of such a setting. I might have to see the characters everyone else comes up with first before I can think about fitting (either him or a different OC) into the theme.

Possibilities, possibilities. Definitely intrigued though, my imagination is going to be percolating for the rest of today on this. (So much for work! :smalltongue:)

Well, if you want to roll up a new character, be my guest. I had tried to set it up such that the current batch would sort of "wake up" and realize they aren't in the Equestria they went to sleep in. This would let ponies be in the game without hanging very much and would give the party a sense of kinship (since they all remember a world that didn't exist), but I'm not sure I've put it together well enough just yet.


Hmm, it did smack me as leaning towards grimdark, and less played for laughs. Just the general tone of it, I suppose. I did catch glimpses of what could be made to be humor, like with the bit of "arresting random ponies", but as it is, I'd see this as a realistic, gritty setting rather than a humorous one.

well, it could be, aye. I fear that may be the language choices I made however.


SiuiS, on further consideration, I'd suggest taking only four or five characters and setting it closer to the series premier. Have the PCs be the "stars" that help Nightmare Moon escape.

The number of times Ponythread has preempted my third act twist is pushing towards double digits.
Which would be fine, except the number of actual plots to twist that I've produced is, so far, lingering around 5 :smallredface:

Oh well, I don't need these things to be surprises, necessarily. Y'all seem skilled enough role-players to be trusted with the full info.


I like; I'd give a game like that a shot, just from the blurb.

It leaves me a little unsure on a few points, though:

Primarily, in regards to the role that dragons are serving.

"Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power" kind of seems to contradict with "and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind." On the one hand, the messengers are being made out as goodly and helping the ponies to survive the harsh lunar environments... but on the other, they're somehow responsible for the existence and flourishing of a cruel class of elites? *Maybe it's just me, but it seems ambiguously presented. :x

Also, where are the supplies and food trickling in through dragon fire coming from? *Are the dragons able to bring things over from Earth? *Or are there some parts of the moon that are more hospitable, where they can grow food and send it elsewhere?

(I'm not misunderstanding that there are also non-messenger dragons who rule their own kingdoms, but who aren't necessarily friendly, right?)

Of course, if any of this is spoiler-y to the actual game, feel free to keep it hush-hush, maybe it's a plot point for all I know. *But, yeah, it confused me.

Ambiguity was intentional; I don't want to nail something down and have to undo it later.

Currently, there are big dragons such as in DragonShy and Owls Well That Ends Well, that are able to eke out large territories or "kingdoms". It's an in-game reason to have a place that isn't just over-run with moon monsters.

The smaller dragons, like Spike, would work specifically with their close pony friends. And while the Bluebloods of the world would rather just have a bunch of ponies fawn over them, the Trixies of the world have no problem publicly humiliating those who would rock the boat. Like, say, putting them in the stocks? Except where do you get the stocks? And how do you keep ponies in them? So we need guards and labor. But how do we keep the guards loyal? Why, bribery, of course! And so a web of greedy pony politics formed in my head.

As for resources, I believe some parts of the moon are hospitable (I could see Fluttershy specifically making a niche for herself, growing food and bringing culture to the moon monsters). And even if supplies could only be transferred dragonto dragon, all it takes is a banished noble writing one heartfelt plea for a good home-cooked supper, before they realize there is an items-only fast trade route back to Equestria. Pocket black markets would spring up in no time.



I'm not a big fan of combining bleak and/or grim with ponies. I understand that you're doing it to as a way of establishing conflict within a setting, but personally I would prefer something a bit more light-hearted, with Adventure! and exploration.

Here's the kind of thing that I'm thinking: rather than paranoid Iron Hoof Celestia constantly banishing people to the moon, it turns out that the Equestrian moon is something similar to D&D Sigil - it's easy to enter, but difficult to leave (unless you know how, hence "the stars will aid her escape"). The ponies who play in this campaign end up on the moon accidentally (experiments with the Elements of Harmony go awry?) and discover a society of all manner of strange creatures (as described by you), with Nightmare Moon ruling over it all (or perhaps just a faction?). The pony PC's need to explore and escape - perhaps that's where the "stars will aid her escape" prophecy comes from?

That said, if I had the time, I'd still like to play a pony RP. Heck, I'd get into one of the free-form RP's with an OC, but they move too fast for me.

Makes sense. As I said, ambiguity is a future for me right now. I'm allowing the chance for grim stuff very specifically, for two reasons. The first is a nod to the source material (Dungeons and Dragons). The second, more important reason is leeway. As things stand, the setting is like the Nightmare Before Christmas; it's an ostensibly dark setting, full o undead and demons. Yet cannibalism, being fired on by artillery, treachery, and kidnapping are still horrible atrocities.

Similarly, the setting is potentially horrible; banished to a far off realm, having to create a society amongst the criminals and the naive both, tyrannical dragons using diamond dog hit men to enslave ponies... But these are ponies. They don't do that sort of thing.

In the end, I'm not going to have some royal pony slap around the hired help while the heroes watch if they spend there time being show-accurate and heroic, because that's horrible. But if the party decides they want to run a black market smuggling ring, I'm no going to keep the rest of the world all cartoon-y. It's as broad as can be so the players can set the tone.



Pony dreams (and minor confession):

For some reason I find this a little embarrassing, but here goes...

I had a pony dream a couple of months ago, the kind of dream where you're just starting to wake up, but not quite fully awake yet and still dreaming. Basically... Twilight Sparkle was in my bed, cuddled between my wife and myself. Don't get me wrong - there was nothing creepy or remotely sexual about it. We were all just snoozing and snuggled up in bed, me cuddling/spooning Twilight, while she was cuddling/spooning my wife. It just felt so vivid, so real and natural - I felt so completely and utterly happy, and at peace with world. Then, I gradually woke a little and became more aware of my surroundings, and discovered that I was cuddling my wife's pregnancy pillow (which had come between us) while attempting to snuggle up to my wife when asleep. Waking up and discovering it wasn't real was such a wrenching disappointment that I almost cried. Thank goodness Mrs Dexam was there so I could actually snuggle up to her.

And now I feel a kind of bittersweet sadness at remembering that. :smallfrown:

That is very sweet. Thanks for that.

-

Okie doke, so I realize that the pieces I've written up imply a setting to me, but I can't just leave it at that, aye?

I needed three things for the game. Dungeons, dragons, and banishment. Dungeon was easy; it followed banishment. But only Celestia has that power, so why not banished to the moon?

I like the setting concept because it displays the best of both dungeons and dragons, and ponies. Adrift in a strange land, how do they adapt? The ponies colonize, trade, and bolster. Some are perfectly fine, finding the moon to be just like Equestria, though in need of some terraforming. Others desperately want to return home, and seek the means to do so. Others are just biding their time until something gives, living their lives as best they can. There can be normal pony cities, metropolitan areas with many different cultures, dungeons with reclusive loners, and all of that stuff. It's also of note; how do earth ponies survive without equestrian soil (earth)? How do pegasi live when clouds are a rarity? What do unicorns do without Canterlot, the societal center that is their home territory?

The moon is a strange land. The sun ne'er graces the height of it's skies, and with good reason; Equestria doesn't appear as a round world, but as an impossibly large disk superimposed over the sky. As the moon rises, the western edge of Equestria sweeps across the lunar surface, rotating; at midnight when the moon is highest, Equestria is a flat place, seemingly hundreds of miles above the moon, and finally, it starts to tilt again, the eastern side falling towards the moon's surface like a huge see-saw1
Additionally, Nightmare Moon was banished here as well. She certainly doesn't want to be here! Now if only somepony could actually find her, they'd have a powerful ally, who could maybe get them back to Equestria. after all, canon NMM was alone on the moon, with no society or friendship to draw from.

I also decided to include some stuff from the thread for a laugh. Why is everything so different? Leo followed Starry Notions through time, into the past, and true to his expectations it mucked everything up. And of course he is unable to find Starry (or Whooves) to fix it.

I can see how it's too grim, indeed. But to me, it's no worse than any port adventure, where there is the possibility of a seedy underbelly. Every D&D setting has these details, I'm just listing the for the sake of completion.

Obvious weaknesses are that I need more of a planned story for PbP, I need to not spread things so thin, and I need to decide on the final touches.

Another note is lethality. I really want it to be non-lethal, but I've had some bad experiences with perceived player immortality...

That's my hand, as far as I can remember it. Any pointers, suggestions, questions or critique appreciated.

-

Math was on my side, commodore. You're basically humanoid, and given the requirements of the armor, there are only so many ways you articulate and form it without leaving a "stab me here" sign. I also remember snippets from your first encounter with multimeter tall ponies.

-

So I notice that both ScionoftheVoid and Kyouhen are still absent. Were they the ones going on vacation? I can never keep track of dates or times...




1: it makes sense if you envision it like an amusement ride; your flat disk is on an invisible arm, and goes around another disk which is stationary. At the zenith, you're looking "up" at a flat plane. As you move, the edges "tilt" towards you.
Even better, I figure the dark side of Equestria are where all the monsters are, jumping to the moon and then jumping to the surface afterwards.

Deadly
2011-10-18, 05:49 AM
Damn that was a lot of pages all of a sudden.

NEW THREAD! Yay http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png


Really just quoted this to say 'I like fractals'. Also, I still demand the shipping fractal! It's Rainbow Dash all the way down!

I'm still pondering how exactly to do it. And how to find the time.

Grif
2011-10-18, 06:08 AM
I can stare at this the whole day.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8757c3c6d2b9ff17b3db9a406d2710fd/65230%20-%20animated%20discorded%20flutterbitch%20flutterbr ute%20fluttershy%20stomping%20transparent.gif

Athaniar
2011-10-18, 06:29 AM
So... hypnotizing...

Gadora
2011-10-18, 06:40 AM
Can't get deviantART working to do that image dump I'd mentioned the other day. Sorry.


Sorry I missed the first page, but here are these.

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1606/silverspoon.png http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6551/psychtwi.png http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6049/twidoc.png

I'll get caught up on the ~10 pages I missed tomorrow morning (technically later today).

Quoted for finding later. tag: ponymote


I can stare at this the whole day.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8757c3c6d2b9ff17b3db9a406d2710fd/65230%20-%20animated%20discorded%20flutterbitch%20flutterbr ute%20fluttershy%20stomping%20transparent.gif

But what does she do? I'll need to come back when I'm not using crappy internet connection and can actually see more than *counts* three frames of animation. EDIT:Or I can have quoting this magically make it display properly. That works too.

Seft Sirag
2011-10-18, 06:44 AM
The gist of a conversation I had with my Mum about half an hour ago;

Her: "I had the strangest dream last nght"
Me: "Oh?"
Her: "We were in Yorkshire, looking at [detail forgotten] when a flying horse appeared"
Me: "Flying horse, as in pegasus?"
Her: "Yes. Well, it was more like a pony, silvery grey."

My mother is having pony dreams, despite never having watched the show, or had any exposure to it at all.

Frogstart: "And yet you still chickened out about mentioning your (not so) little equine obsession. Wimp."

Deadly
2011-10-18, 07:01 AM
The gist of a conversation I had with my Mum about half an hour ago;

Her: "I had the strangest dream last nght"
Me: "Oh?"
Her: "We were in Yorkshire, looking at [detail forgotten] when a flying horse appeared"
Me: "Flying horse, as in pegasus?"
Her: "Yes. Well, it was more like a pony, silvery grey."

My mother is having pony dreams, despite never having watched the show, or had any exposure to it at all.

Frogstart: "And yet you still chickened out about mentioning your (not so) little equine obsession. Wimp."

That's so cool.

I don't have any cool pony dreams :smallfrown: Instead I got the most disturbing nightmare the other day, about (nightmare stuff in white) my mother having half her head seared off in some terrible kitchen accident at a party. And she was still alive. Even though it was two days ago I still can't shake the image off, it's probably the most distressing dream I've had since I was a kid.

I could use dreams of cute, marshmallowy ponies after that, but none of that for me :smallfrown:

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-18, 07:01 AM
Beeskee smiles and snuggles into Midnight's embrace contentedly. "I get the feeling half the town will be under here soon."

Suddenly, an angry pony in a priests robe bursts in!

BACK! BACK VILE DEMON! NO MORE SHALL YE TEMPT THESE GOOD PONIES!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-18, 07:02 AM
The gist of a conversation I had with my Mum about half an hour ago;

Her: "I had the strangest dream last nght"
Me: "Oh?"
Her: "We were in Yorkshire, looking at [detail forgotten] when a flying horse appeared"
Me: "Flying horse, as in pegasus?"
Her: "Yes. Well, it was more like a pony, silvery grey."

My mother is having pony dreams, despite never having watched the show, or had any exposure to it at all.

Frogstart: "And yet you still chickened out about mentioning your (not so) little equine obsession. Wimp."

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/122/114/130232443562.gif?1305073704

OOPS I Derped It Again! I Played With Your Head, Got Lost In Some Mum's Dream!

BlasTech
2011-10-18, 07:09 AM
Well, if you want to roll up a new character, be my guest. I had tried to set it up such that the current batch would sort of "wake up" and realize they aren't in the Equestria they went to sleep in. This would let ponies be in the game without hanging very much and would give the party a sense of kinship (since they all remember a world that didn't exist), but I'm not sure I've put it together well enough just yet.



Hmm, well that "wake up on the Moonplane" sounds interesting as a premise, it would allow for a implanting of Igneous without needing any substantial rewrites ... more and more intriguing :smallsmile:

Kalinda
2011-10-18, 07:26 AM
I haven't had any pony dreams, but I do tend to have strange pony related thought chains when I'm laying in bed waiting for the alarm.

For example this morning I was thinking about the fact that ponies apparently use the same names for days of the week that we do, which led to a thought about the norse names for said days (Wodan's day, Thor's day and the like) which led to a vision of Celestia & Luna posing as the members of the norse pantheon using props, huge fake mustaches, and a variety of amusing hats.

I decided that the whole affair ended when Luna lost the big hammer thingy and the ravens flew away with the eyepatch and the mustache collection.

I don't need dreams, my waking mind is strange enough as is.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 07:30 AM
Also, forgot to clarify.
The "hologram" in question wasn't a hologram at all.
It was a 30 foot tall stone monolith, whose structure, substructure, atomic structure and molecular structure were all the same, such that breaking off a piece just sort of created a new entire thing without diminishing the original.

And several times, one of the characters explained this by saying "It's a hologram. It [explanation of fractals], so that's why it's a hologram."

Maddening

...Mind if I ask what movie / show this was so I can promptly go buy a copy and lob it into an active volcano? I can understand some misunderstanding between the two and don't really consider it a pet peeve, but for the love of Celestia.


I'd point you to the picture of my incubus ponyself, but it's one of the worst drawings I've done and is saved only by Baron Awesome as Dmitri being Awesome.

Regardless of its quality, I really think you should post it anyways. http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.png


Oh, pish-posh. It's only stalking if you notice the tunnel network under your bed or that that weird noise you hear when you first wake up is me diving out of sight so you won't know I'm watching you sleep.

It's Midnight. I can guarantee you she already knows. She has a sixth sense. Seventh? Would you really call magic a sense? Huh. Brain, don't do this to me at 8 in the morning.

*Coffee Slurp*


Not pony: (Edit: In an effort to keep this from taking over the ponythread, nopony else respond please. I'm sorry I posted it, I'm just stressed.)


How do you talk to someone who is, not just deeply religious, but the kind of religious person who thinks evolution is not true? Other than "not doing so" - which I think may be the best option actually, I already have a headache thinking about it. Feel free to PM me or direct me to a more appropriate thread.

I'm the kind of person who will go do research even when I think the other person will just outright reject what I am saying. "3.5 billion years of fossil records" was already not good enough, I don't know what else I can say. I am not really looking forward to spending my drastically reduced free time research all the counter-arguments just to have them dismissed or ignored.

I hate talking about science to religious people who think that things like "evolution" equals "god doesn't exist", and I really hate being the jerk that I apparently have to be to discuss it "properly" - outright saying "no you're wrong lol" rather than my default mode of trying to be understanding and listening to their point of view when they have no intention of doing the same.


Bah. I need a hug.

All I'll say here is *Hugs*.


Love. It.

I am a D&D player myself, and My occasional DM, who is an avid Warhammer player as well, has seen fit to paint his Warriors of Chaos general, who rides a pegasus, in the colours of Rainbow Dash.http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png

When I saw this, I nearly passed out.

This is why I play Warhammer.

What has happened to me?

It's the infection fun that is pony! :smallbiggrin:


Although I have no particular story, I did get my entire gaming group to watch the show and pretty much everyone enjoyed it, although they're in that category of people who watched it and liked it but never quite found Equestria Daily or the amazing art and community and I can't quite get them to commit further.

Funny story actually! I was down in the labs the other week playing League of Legends with the guys from my D&D campaign, sans Psycho because he lives half an hour away. I pop open this thread between matches, and my friend Ben pops up behind me and just goes "Oh what the **** is that doing on the Giant in the Playground forums?! Oh, wait. Or is that the actual My Little Pony thread?"

I inform him it is.

He then promptly responds "See, this is why I don't go outside of the RPG forums on GitP. They're all Crazy!"

I just started cackling. I mean... That was too perfect. I wonder what he thought when he saw your guys Twilight Avatars pop up literally half a week later? http://i.imgur.com/2lTPE.png


I have stuff I need to respond to (Don't think I haven't seen you, there, Shadowy!), but for now, I just wanted to get this out before my energy completely exhausts itself, because Titanium Fox is awesome and I will respond to that:

Rarity's Night
A gentle thrill erupted from Midnight's lips, and down his body, from the touch of his Lady Rarity's lips against his own. He dimly felt her hoof snaking over his shoulder, her lips pushing closer to his own. His eyes didn't close, he looked deeply into Rarity's own. It felt as if he were linked with this beautiful, mature mare, his soul forever entwined with hers in some way.

How would anything be the same after this night? Would they be able to go back to what they were? This night, even if it were this single moment in time, would forever remain in their hearts. Nopony could be touched so deeply, and with so much emotion, and remain unscarred from it. There would always be a permanent mark to be carried around by him. So what did this mean? He loved Shimmer, he knew that. The Princess deep inside the Prince still blushed furiously when thinking about her writer. So what would this do to the future? What would happen the next time she saw "Aunt" Rarity, as "Niece" Midnight? What...

No.

What the future would hold was not to be worried over this night. The storms that loomed in the horizon was not here yet. Rarity was right. Time was fleeting, and every moment that was wasted by doubt and fear was a moment that was stolen away from them.

"My Lady Rarity...this moment will last into eternity." He said quietly, and moved his hoof down, resting against Rarity's chest. Her beating heart was so tantalizing against his hoof, and his own heart seemed to match it, beat for beat. "For it will forever dwell in here."

It was time for the riskiest part of this night.

He stood from his seat, the half-eaten and cold meal completely forgotten. His horn glimmered in the night, stars of magic flecking forth from it, as he weaved his next piece of magic. A spell that he had learned from his mother, that gave voice to the green. But here, it was not a lullaby mean to render a rampaging Ursa docile. Instead, it was the sound of soft harps that began to play, as delicate and ethereal as the flowers that it emerged from. He walked around the table, never losing contact with his Lady, until he stood in front of her.

"My Lady, could you favor me with a dance under the moon?" This was it, this was the risk. It had taken weeks of training and practice for the awkward young mare to be able to dance properly at the Gala, and even then she had accidentally kicked or stomped on more than a couple of hooves and legs. He remembered that he had nearly torn Rarity's dress, had seen that tell-tale twitch of her eye of displease. She had felt so guilty.

But here, now, he knew...he just somehow knew that he would be able to dance. The flowers and music seemed to promise the grace that he knew was necessary for him would be at his call.

"I would be honored if you were to accept."

---

Spike plucked one of the flowers from the vase, and rolled it nervously in hos claws. He didn't like the dark thoughts that were racing through his mind, and, logically, he knew it had to be wrong. Midnight couldn't possibly...couldn't possibly...

"She was helping Rarity with restocking supplies, and..." Spike started, and then blinked, hearing Sweetie Belle's explanation. His eyes drifted to that destroyed Gala dress. Suddenly it was starting to make sense. He was being silly. He could see how it probably had happened: Midnight stumbling upon the dress and apologizing again about how it had gotten wrecked. Rarity gently chiding Midnight, but mostly to get a rise out of the easily-flustered mare. Midnight blushing and squirming, begging for forgiveness. She probably had insisted on taking Rarity out to dinner!

Yeah, that was probably it. Rarity...Rarity didn't swing that way anyways, and Midnight had Shimmer. No, clearly, clearly this wasn't what he was thinking.He could hardly believe it, being so jealous over his own sister. Really, now, how silly he was.

Yet, there was still doubt nagging at him, threatening to pull him back into that darkness, and he was holding the source of that doubt in his claw. The flowers, the vase. He kept rolling that delicate flower, and stiffened, hearing Sweetie's last question.

He still remembered that night, and what they had told him had happened. Swore him to secrecy. Surely, as long as he omitted the most important part of the story, Twilight and Trixie wouldn't be angry. Hopefully. He just needed to talk, express why these flowers were so important, surely it would help him shake the ill feeling in his stomach.

"Do you remember the night, when Midnight was only about a month old, when she got really sick with magic overload, and then accidentally teleported to the Everfree Forest?" He started, and lifted the flower to show Sweetie. "When Twi, Trix, and Princess Luna found Midnight, she had made an entire glade in the Everfree of these flowers."

And a ghost. That was the part Spike left out, the part he still could scarcely believe himself. It was only because scientific-minded Twilight had believed it happened that he did, too.

"Ever since then, Mids has always only been able to make these flowers whenever she tries Trixie's flower-making spell, or tries to grow flowers using other types of magic. No matter what she tries, she always get these flowers. On top of that, Twilight has never been able to find out what type of flowers these are."

He gave the flower to Sweetie.

"Twi actually had to come up with the name for them herself in the end. She calls them Dreamblooms."

Yay! Working on a post right now!


Hey guys, poni!
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/187/632/derpy_lovestruck_by_durpy-d4d4gvt.png?1318897152
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/187/596/big_macintosh__s_secret_by_cosmicwaltz-d4czy18.png?1318894499
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/187/579/I%27malive.png?1318891951http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/84264407c1f258556b523e893815eea9/46001%20-%20caption%20hnng%20macro%20spike.jpg

OMG PONI.


Heh, if we had religion vs. science flamewars AND Pony shipping/RP we'd have to come up with new thread titles like every 12 hours

You really think it would take that long? Wow, you give us far too little credit! :smallbiggrin:


I vote for pony shipping. It's better than flamewars.


http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1561/berryexperimentation.png

Wat? You were looking for pr0n weren't you? :smalltongue: :smallwink:



Anyway, sorry for starting trouble. I'mma go hide under the bed with Midnight and whoever else is under there now. *sniffle* Happy all gone now. :smallfrown: Need moar hugz. :smallbiggrin:

THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH HUGS! *Hugs*


Possibly something to inspire a story after I finish my current one. (I'll give you a taste of that one too, once I finish the intro)

"Ah... ah still got some energy left. Ah can do one more grove..."
"I'm sure you could."
"Put me down. Ah can walk."
"Nnnnope."
"Big Mac, you haven't carried me like this since ah was a lil' filly."
"Eeeyup."
"It's embarassing. Put me down. What if Apple Bloom sees?"
"Don't matter. We're here now."
"Sure feels softer when yer this tired. No, you don't have t'tuck me in."
"Want to though."
"Reminds me... *yawn* You miss mom and pop too sometimes?"
".... eeyup. G'night AJ."

Awww... Poor Applejack.


Anyway, new thread! Woohoo! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb1ShW3NUME)

EDIT: removed stuff after reading the ENTIRE PAGE THAT POPPED UP WHILE I WAS TYPING IT. Dear Celestia, ponythread...

Not fast enough yet! FASTER PONYTHREAD! FASTER!


Bleakbane! I considered arguing with you / raging at being a pink party pony premiere, but;

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/ef975798.jpg

You put 'super powers' in italics. And I mean really, who could top that? I mean, except for that time Phoe went and conquered an entire pony website, but. Seriously... *yammers on for a while*

EDIT: I really need to hit Preview more often. A day late and a dollar short again.

This is absolutely amazing.


*Midnight smiles playfully. "If you're getting too uncomfortable, Jade, please, tell me. I may tease and I am a little touchy-feely, but I don't want anypony to be uncomfortable around me."

"N-No, Midnight, it's fine... I... I just get like this with Mares." She lets out a soft little eep, and presses her head into the crook of Midnight's neck.


It is my idea thus far for the PbP game, yes. And tWas only one page ago when I complained, sorry. Ponythread time is so much weirder than regulate time...

Idea is to start in a simple dungeon to test the mechanics, then move on. There would be player's choice of city, dungeon, and wandering after that. Enough broad strokes I could play by ear without bein painted into a corner...

But! I wanted to throw this out because it's potentially grim, maybe even grimdark. I'd play it mostly for laughs (except at drama points), but I didn't want to scare anypony off prematurely with what would seem a bleak and pointless setting.

I'm also looking for any glaring plot-holes. Twould be set in an alternate universe, 400-500 years after Luna's banishment. Players may realize that their world isn't canonical; depends on whether I think intrigue would help or hinder, in the end.

And once more, so I have easy access for future editing;




Since the moon wars, the Sun Princess has steadily been more tyrannical, methodical, and cruel. Over the last few decades she has also descended into depravity and madness; in her paranoia, she has begun ruthlessly hunting down and arresting random ponies, Charging them with treason and conspiracy. Equestria is an iron-clad shamble, it's infrastructure supported by a small fraternity who formed amongst the courtiers and royal guards.

Unbeknownst to the Princess, or the guardsponies, the moon is an entire plane rather than a barren, rocky satellite. Strewen with ancient ruins of a past civilization, and roamed by those of monstrous mien, creature and pony alike. The Princess has been banishing ponies, griffons, diamond dogs, even dragons, and on the moon a society of sorts is forming.

The dragons, messengers and guardians of the moon's limited wealth, have formed kingdoms. The ponies, caught between moon monsters and stacking slavers, have formed their own outposts. What magic is available has been used to eke out a lunarial existence, and the rarest of dragons - the messengers - remain allied with ponykind. Supplies and food trickle in through dragon's fire, supplying the Lunarian elite with supplies to feed their lust for power. Kingdoms form. Factions rise. The land itself seeks to extinguish those who tread too heavy upon it, and you, either a veteran of the moon or banished to it, for crimes real or imagined, must forge your way in this strange new land — if you can survive your stone prison.


Welcome to


DUNGEONS
(In the Place You Were Banished To)
C==[|=&=====>
DRAGONS



Okay, this is awesome too. SiuiS, y u so awesome? i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png


http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/289/4/6/dis_problem_by_braindps-d4d05ja.jpg
lol

For a split second, I thought Celestia hit Twilight with the Pick Axe.


Hmm, quoting myself ... can I do that? Can I say the same thing twice?

Oh gawd, Pinkie and Fluttershy blog posted more Fluttershy with Juice Box ...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt92nkOY4d1r0biauo1_500.png
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt92nkOY4d1r0biauo2_500.png

I think all the Hnnnnngh has killed ponythread.

New Meme? Ponies in Socks -> Ponies in Sweaters -> Ponies with Juiceboxes?


I can stare at this the whole day.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8757c3c6d2b9ff17b3db9a406d2710fd/65230%20-%20animated%20discorded%20flutterbitch%20flutterbr ute%20fluttershy%20stomping%20transparent.gif

Oh man. So incredibly saved. Tempted to shrink it down and use it for an Avatar.


The gist of a conversation I had with my Mum about half an hour ago;

Her: "I had the strangest dream last nght"
Me: "Oh?"
Her: "We were in Yorkshire, looking at [detail forgotten] when a flying horse appeared"
Me: "Flying horse, as in pegasus?"
Her: "Yes. Well, it was more like a pony, silvery grey."

My mother is having pony dreams, despite never having watched the show, or had any exposure to it at all.

Frogstart: "And yet you still chickened out about mentioning your (not so) little equine obsession. Wimp."

Oh god. We as a hivemind have gained the power to infect via osmosis. Do you understand how powerful we have become? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!

otakuryoga
2011-10-18, 07:44 AM
so over on EQD in the nightly round-up there is a link to a site with a coupon for a free poster from Walmart

it is our solemn duty to go have a bunch of Pony Posters made before this offer expires on the 31st

...now i just need to decide which pony pic to use
...and see if i can abuse the coupon every day 8p

Trixie
2011-10-18, 07:51 AM
Open source is best source.

When all you want from it is to look at the source, yes :smallamused:


I'm inclined to believe this, actually. It makes sense.

Seeing that even 1 of the Mane 6 was pro-Discord, I'd suspect that not all ponies were against it and there might be hidden Discord cult out there... :smalltongue:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 08:26 AM
More tales from the helpdesk! http://i.imgur.com/o7rww.png

IT at this company doesn't support the program Salesforce. From our point of view, people just kind of started using it. He asked for it on a loaner, and I told him this.

"...But it's on my other computer."

"Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that IT does not support the program. The best I can do for you is to direct you over to the Salesforce website or your manager."

"...But it's on my computer! Right here, see?"

"...I know. We have nothing to do with the program though. I'm not sure who put it on that computer, but it wasn't us."

"An IT Personnel in Vancouver put it on."

"We don't have any IT support personnel at the Vancouver site."

"...But it's on my computer!"

Aaaaarrrgh. I'm going to have an aneurism by the time I'm 25.

Trixie
2011-10-18, 08:27 AM
That said, I think the episode was mostly ... well, 'fan service' minus the sexual connotations. All the neat things they stuffed this episode full of are clearly intended for the older fans of the series, and here we are not liking it.

...I didn't mind the fanservice at all, my problem is exclusively with main plot...


Bah. I need a hug.

Do you happen to have any IM, like AIM or MSN?


{snip}

Adds to The List™ http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg



RE: Thread derail:

...I think somepony needs to add 'Intolerance' to the list of OFC targets :smallannoyed:

Lix Lorn
2011-10-18, 08:29 AM
"Ah, but they won't *want* to find me, not with what we'll be doing under the bed!"
http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png
"I need an adult."
Shssssh Lixie. You are an adult.


Midnight Will Need Help In A Minute
*Midnight goes wide-eyed, and shuffles nervously on the spot.

"W-Why do I get the feeling that I said the wrong thing? Oh dear, maybe I should have gone to Cestya's room, I wonder if that option is still open...
"...are we coming?"


Drawfriends stuff:
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/289/b/7/i__m_so_pathetic____by_quizzicalkisses-d4d3562.jpg (http://quizzicalkisses.deviantart.com/art/I-m-so-pathetic-263846378)
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/290/2/c/2c521754071d09beddbfd2d08f4fc164-d4d4tdh.png (http://shineymagic.deviantart.com/art/Trixie-or-Treat-263924405)

Quote for save.


Well, I chose a terrible time to ask a question last thread.:smalltongue:
Yes for the first,
And for the second, I'd suggest complimenting her generosity. It's wonderful when someone notices your kindness.


Imagedump time! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f592257cd49d3fb0ea7cefc46c83c0ea/26611%20-%20Inquisitor%20Trixie%20Warhammer%20artist%3Aklou dmutt%20crossover%20warhammer_40k.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/75cd3f42931a9b35fd39bd7696892682/70710%20-%20Trixie%20chaos%20chaos_space_marines%20warhamme r_40k.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5f55d55dc4496aa39ca19ee9c63c1718/63997%20-%20artist%3ASanity-X%20crossover%20luna%20ponyhammer%20war%20warhamme r_40k.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/04ed509c6b6ac0f908c0dec6bad344e4/68311%20-%20Warhammer%20fluttershy%20warhammer_40k.jpg
Quote for save!


There are worse places to wake up.
or better ;D
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d75ff3eda6958bb8a37bfa69f34964b0/643%20-%20Kratos%20artist%3Amadmax%20celestia%20comic%20g od_of_war%20luna.jpg
Quote for savfe. xD


Guys! Apparently Lix wasn't a bronette by the second page of the first pony thread!

Wow, you guys handled things differently back then, didn't you?
It was my then-boyfriend who got me to finally watch it. It's taken this long for me to come around to his point of view:
Rarity IS best pony. (Except Midnight.)


"Or maybe they'll just consider it a cry for... help." Leo grins, showing off his unponylike teeth. "Besides, it doesn't seem like your house is safe now. Of course, I COULD always take you all someplace your Twilight can't find you..."
"Me, Midnight, Jade, Amish, Celestia, Luna, Kratos, and now Leo?"


What about such records as "Days went without commandeering the popemobile for the purposes of driving off sweet ramps"? Where does this record-breaking end?!
AWESOME. That's where!


Um, Blood for the Cupcakes for the cupcake god, ponies for the pony throne!
Don'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayit
Blood and Cupcakes? Is there a difference?
I said it. D:


http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3264/63052berrypinchrubypinc.jpg

And after all of that, all I'm gonna say is
Quote for save.
(Also hugs.)


JOIN US, BE ASSIMILATED INTO THE HERD!!! (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VoiceOfTheLegion)
ALL WILL BE COMPLEAT. YOU WILL BE SO HAPPY WHEN YOU ARE COMPLEAT.


http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/ef975798.jpg

You put 'super powers' in italics. And I mean really, who could top that? I mean, except for that time Phoe went and conquered an entire pony website, but. Seriously... *yammers on for a while*
(And SiuiS. Best pony except Midnight and SiuiS.)


Of course, I mean just in general here. There are plenty of people who like the Star Wars Prequels and Matrix sequels. Never heard anybody defend the Highlander sequels.
Haven't seen Highlander, but do like all Star Wars and Matrix, although I admit that the original 3/1 are better.


So I have a question, since it's been 3 pages and now I'm all like, paranoid. Did anypony see my D(itpywbt)&D blurb? I'd like to officially solicit opinions, sil vous plait.
I read and liked, but it was reeeaaally late at the time.


*Midnight twitches.
"You know, I don't think you're exactly in your right mind yourself...I'm not sure I trust you any more than I trust my Momma right now! What is happening to everypony!? Is it something in the water?!
There must be something in the waa-ter!


I was about to go with "sad derpy" icon too. But it's too sad:

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6754/sadderpyicon.png
SAAAAD! :smallfrown: D'awww poor li'l pony...

ohgodquoteforsave.


So here, have some cute ponies instead:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/426e5564dbb65eb17d2979c9707558da/66073%20-%20artist%3Alarsurus%20derpy_hooves%20filly%20tiar a.png
Zevox
Q F S


"I can't make an entire city go insane over a stuffed toy... "[/COLOR]
A black and red haired maned Lixie pops her head in and smirks. "Call yourself a solar?"

(It may be best if you ignore this. I just wanted to make the joke.)


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt92nkOY4d1r0biauo1_500.png
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt92nkOY4d1r0biauo2_500.png

I think all the Hnnnnngh has killed ponythread.
QFS

I HOPE I didn't lose any quotes, but the first set of ten and the final set had none in common, so some from the middle may have gone...


Another note is lethality. I really want it to be non-lethal, but I've had some bad experiences with perceived player immortality...
How about apply the Dramatic immortality rule? You can't go below -9hp unless someone specifically goes out of their way to 'check the body' as it is.


Suddenly, an angry pony in a priests robe bursts in!

BACK! BACK VILE DEMON! NO MORE SHALL YE TEMPT THESE GOOD PONIES!
"ExCUSE me? My name is Faithful Song, prophet of the shipping goddess, and this is my student. You'd best be leaving her alone, unless your perfect match turns out to be Snails. Which is an empty threat, as by now I think it likely that Snails has grown into a french gourmet chef, or some other prestigious thing.

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I realised that the easiest way to make friends is to listen in on other people's conversations, and leap in with something interesting at the first opportunity. I'm not sure this is a good lesson, but Like Millie, I'll take what lessons I can get.

Your loving student,
Faithful Song

EsperDerek
2011-10-18, 08:32 AM
Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:


I'm sorry Midnight, but it looks like Vent won't be able to respond because he has just come down with a severe case of nosebleeds.

Since he's indisposed at the moment, I'll take it upon myself to respond from here on. *Ahem* While the Au Naturale look may be the cutest look for you, I would like to remind you of Applejack's observation that ponies don't normally wear clo- oh screw it.

CUDDLEPILE ON MIDNIGHT!


Beeskee smiles and snuggles into Midnight's embrace contentedly. "I get the feeling half the town will be under here soon." (I think the "under Midnight's bed" count is Lix, Jade, AmishPirate, Vent, Midnight, and myself so far. Oh, and possibly Rarity. Did I miss anypony?)


CrazyTwi's and Cuddlepiles (barring a better name)
Amish pops his head out from a fast-growing wall of pillows, complete with what looks to be a fully functional portcullis and gate. Somepony has to defend the cuddlepile from crazy Twilights, and it might as well be this pony. He blows a feather off of his snout. "Aye, we're going to need a messload o' pillows (and possibly some additional building permits) at this rate...whoops, hold that thought..."

He quickly opens the gate to let a pony-shaped blur (because I cannot remember Vent's character right now) flying-tackle-glomp the pile before closing it just as fast.

*Midnight giggles gleefully, as so many ponies dive under the bed to join in on the cuddle pile! Her horn glows, and just happens to make the legs of the bed a little taller, so that everypony will be able to fit comfortably. After all, it's not a good cuddlepile if somepony is uncomfortable!

"Eee! Pretty soon half the thread will be under here!" She sounds very delighted at that, and somehow is managing to at least be in contact with everypony all at once! Those new wings and nimble tail are proving very good for that.


Suddenly, an angry pony in a priests robe bursts in!

BACK! BACK VILE DEMON! NO MORE SHALL YE TEMPT THESE GOOD PONIES!

*Midnight sticks her head out of the pile, and looks at this new pony.

"Uhm...excuse me? I'm no tempting anypony!" She pauses, and looks back at the pile. "Okay, maybe I'm tempting them a little, but there's no law against that!

Midnight Needs Help


Leo creates and eats a piece of bacon. "Have you ever trusted me more than your momma? And at least there's only one of me, and I can't make an entire city go insane over a stuffed toy... You've also never known me to have a meltdown over cupcake icing, or my friends not having any problems."

"Well, no, but this is an odd situation." She lets out a soft sigh, and rubs the bridge of her nose. "Okay, where would you take me if I hypothetically said 'Yes'? And don't say magic kindergarten."


HELP

"Hi Midnight!" Said the bright purple pegasus. She was almost the same colour as Midnight, right down to the mane. With a tarot card sticky-taped to her flank. With a papercraft horn on her head.

It took a moment to spot the few patches of undyed orange.

"I'm your biggest fan!" said Stalkerloo.

*Midnight goes wide eyed, and begins backing up away from "Stalkerloo".

"S-Scootaloo? What's wrong with you? U-Uhm, I'm flattered, but, hey, isn't Rainbow Dash somewhere around? Shouldn't you maybe be following her around?"


Also, even my meditation was distrubed by pony dreams, darn you all - in which in a change of pace from my usual running-away-from-things dreams, Midnight/Nix or some magically fused amalgam of the two (never let it be said that my subconcious is not a) fair and b) WHAT THE FREAKING HELL) was running down a mountainside to escape some bad things (no, not me) - chasing her in helicopters or hover somethings I think - to draw them off from everyone else (I forget who everyone else was) and eventually actually managed to escape (by means of getting through a small hole in a stone ruin wall or something.) And then everything sort of degenerated into a half-remembered mass of ponythread and 3D geometry again.

Sometimes I wonder about my own sanity. And then I remember I'm a Lich, and therefore racially insane and go "eh, what the hay."

Dude, you have some weird dreams. And it frightens me a little that I may or may not have been in them. :smalleek:


Regardless of its quality, I really think you should post it anyways. http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.png

I agree! Show it!


It's Midnight. I can guarantee you she already knows. She has a sixth sense. Seventh? Would you really call magic a sense? Huh. Brain, don't do this to me at 8 in the morning.

*Coffee Slurp*

"Oh, that. Y'see, I have to keep looking out for Lyra to keep her from kidnapping my Momma, so I sort of got good at being able to pick out my own stalkers because I know what to look for. It's less magic than sheer experience!"


Funny story actually! I was down in the labs the other week playing League of Legends with the guys from my D&D campaign, sans Psycho because he lives half an hour away. I pop open this thread between matches, and my friend Ben pops up behind me and just goes "Oh what the **** is that doing on the Giant in the Playground forums?! Oh, wait. Or is that the actual My Little Pony thread?"

I inform him it is.

He then promptly responds "See, this is why I don't go outside of the RPG forums on GitP. They're all Crazy!"

I just started cackling. I mean... That was too perfect. I wonder what he thought when he saw your guys Twilight Avatars pop up literally half a week later? http://i.imgur.com/2lTPE.png

Hahahahahaha! That's brilliant. Well, I do agree a little on the crazy part, but it's a fun type of crazy. And ponysanity. :smallsmile:


Yay! Working on a post right now!

Yeeeee!

Midnight and Jade (Spoiled just to be RP safe)

"N-No, Midnight, it's fine... I... I just get like this with Mares." She lets out a soft little eep, and presses her head into the crook of Midnight's neck.

*Midnight smiles, and wraps one of her rather nimble wings over Jade's back, and slowly gives her head a gentle nuzzle as she rests into the crook of her neck. Her hoof playfully strokes against Jade's own.

"Well, we're simply going to have to work on that, aren't we? You adorable creature..."

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 08:36 AM
Why is everything so different? Leo followed Starry Notions through time, into the past, and true to his expectations it mucked everything up. And of course he is unable to find Starry (or Whooves) to fix it.

"Why is everything my fault?":smalleek::smalltongue:

I didn't have a pony dream, I think I've had dreams about pony-thread, and that's been it so far. :smalltongue:

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 08:38 AM
so over on EQD in the nightly round-up there is a link to a site with a coupon for a free poster from Walmart

it is our solemn duty to go have a bunch of Pony Posters made before this offer expires on the 31st

...now i just need to decide which pony pic to use
...and see if i can abuse the coupon every day 8p
I ran across that coupon last night on r/mlp, and my FIRST and IMMEDIATE reactions were to try and find high res images of both that one iconic rainbow dash picture, the one with like just her outlines over a black background, and also a good Derpy, only that might be harder to nail down into a specific poster...

Also, there's totally two Walmarts equidistant to my house. If I try this, I will try for both, for great justice.


OMG PONI.

Oh man. So incredibly saved. Tempted to shrink it down and use it for an Avatar.

Oh god. We as a hivemind have gained the power to infect via osmosis. Do you understand how powerful we have become? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!
In order:

OMG PONI

I can't believe that nobody's linked to this yet:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/180/866/65916%20-%20animated%20dance_dance_revolution%20dancing%20f lutterbitch%20twilight_sparkle.gif?1317499340

I am suddenly reminded of the night that both myself and... somepony else >_>;; had dreams concerning me hanging out with the CMC at the talent show. That was... disconcerting.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 08:44 AM
http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png
"I need an adult."
Shssssh Lixie. You are an adult.

We're all adults.

Midnight Cuddle Succubus Stuff and Things

...are we coming?

"...Pleeeeeeeease?"


Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:

*Midnight giggles gleefully, as so many ponies dive under the bed to join in on the cuddle pile! Her horn glows, and just happens to make the legs of the bed a little taller, so that everypony will be able to fit comfortably. After all, it's not a good cuddlepile if somepony is uncomfortable!

"Eee! Pretty soon half the thread will be under here!" She sounds very delighted at that, and somehow is managing to at least be in contact with everypony all at once! Those new wings and nimble tail are proving very good for that.

Jade sucks in a deep breath as she's finally given a little bit of breathing room.


*Midnight sticks her head out of the pile, and looks at this new pony.

"Uhm...excuse me? I'm no tempting anypony!" She pauses, and looks back at the pile. "Okay, maybe I'm tempting them a little, but there's no law against that!

A faint voice can be heard from somewhere deep within the cuddle pile. "Not a single pony in here is unwilling! Let us have our fun!"


Midnight and Jade (Spoiled just to be RP safe)


*Midnight smiles, and wraps one of her rather nimble wings over Jade's back, and slowly gives her head a gentle nuzzle as she rests into the crook of her neck. Her hoof playfully strokes against Jade's own.

"Well, we're simply going to have to work on that, aren't we? You adorable creature..."

Midnight and Jade
Don't worry. I'll try to keep this one a little smaller than the Rarity one so I don't take up all of your writing time. XD

Jade just stammers out an incoherent little noise and recoils back a step, her face a bright, beat red; seeming rather interested in the floor at the moment.

---

Hmm Pony dreams. Well, for starters keep in mind I dream about once a month due to the whole Narcolepsy thing. Those also tend to be the days I function in the morning; since it indicates I got the right amount of sleep in the right amounts. Have I ever mentioned Narcolepsy sucks? I don't think I have yet. Whee broken records!

Anyways. I remember having one or two mundane dreams, except Pinkie Pie randomly showed up off to the side every so often. I'd react, but then she'd be missing from the Mirror/TV/whatever she appeared in.

I also remember one involving Applejack that actually revolved around the pony. I think. Confound my poor memory. http://i.imgur.com/jgqXQ.png

There was also one that was slightly related. I was a soldier in a medieval castle, and my best friend was named "Blank Flank". He was a janitor. Oh, by the way, people's jobs in this castle were assigned by whatever their special talent was. I feel like this may have been related. I only remember one specific scene, and it was me screaming down a hallway "BLANK FLANK, NOOOO!" http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Kalinda
2011-10-18, 08:55 AM
More tales from the helpdesk! http://i.imgur.com/o7rww.png

IT at this company doesn't support the program Salesforce. From our point of view, people just kind of started using it. He asked for it on a loaner, and I told him this.

"...But it's on my other computer."

"Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that IT does not support the program. The best I can do for you is to direct you over to the Salesforce website or your manager."

"...But it's on my computer! Right here, see?"

"...I know. We have nothing to do with the program though. I'm not sure who put it on that computer, but it wasn't us."

"An IT Personnel in Vancouver put it on."

"We don't have any IT support personnel at the Vancouver site."

"...But it's on my computer!"

Aaaaarrrgh. I'm going to have an aneurism by the time I'm 25.

A friend of mine who worked IT helpdesk always kept a Yo-yo in his drawer. Whenever he was on the phone with an angry or stupid client he'd take it out and play with it. he said his thought process went like so "You may be an idiot who's yelling at me for something that's totally your fault, but you have no idea that I'm playing with a Yo-yo while you're yelling at me."

It always made him feel better.

Trixie
2011-10-18, 09:00 AM
Most fitting. I bet that's Amberly right there. :smalltongue:

Eh, Amberley is too pragmatic for this :smalltongue:


http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8757c3c6d2b9ff17b3db9a406d2710fd/65230%20-%20animated%20discorded%20flutterbitch%20flutterbr ute%20fluttershy%20stomping%20transparent.gif

Rudeshy IS the best Discord Pony! :smallbiggrin:


so over on EQD in the nightly round-up there is a link to a site with a coupon for a free poster from Walmart

it is our solemn duty to go have a bunch of Pony Posters made before this offer expires on the 31st

Walmart... :(

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 09:03 AM
Midnight Needs Help



"Well, no, but this is an odd situation." She lets out a soft sigh, and rubs the bridge of her nose. "Okay, where would you take me if I hypothetically said 'Yes'? And don't say magic kindergarten."



*Midnight goes wide eyed, and begins backing up away from "Stalkerloo".

"S-Scootaloo? What's wrong with you? U-Uhm, I'm flattered, but, hey, isn't Rainbow Dash somewhere around? Shouldn't you maybe be following her around?"

Midnight Needs Help
"Is where we're going as important as it not being here? And fine, no Magic Kindergarten,"


"Me, Midnight, Jade, Amish, Celestia, Luna, Kratos, and now Leo?"

"I'm included, and it's not just for blame! YAY!"


A black and red haired maned Lixie pops her head in and smirks. "Call yourself a solar?"

(It may be best if you ignore this. I just wanted to make the joke.)

"I had to spend the XP on Shipping Defense charms."

(Ditto. :smalltongue:)

Lix Lorn
2011-10-18, 09:30 AM
"I had to spend the XP on Shipping Defense charms."

(Ditto. :smalltongue:)
"Ugh. Lixie? It's Lixie, right?"

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 09:35 AM
"Ugh. Lixie? It's Lixie, right?"

"And Midnight."

Who am I talking to? :smallconfused:

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 09:42 AM
Today is going to be one of those days where Ima need a steady stream of internet and poni to maintain sanity. I've been working on this same stack of broken and troublesome laptops for almost a week now. They were supposed to only take a day at most to finished, but they have been VERY dedicated to the Not Working cause http://i.imgur.com/BsGGR.png

Today. TODAY will be the day I finish these cursed machinations!

Ponies ponies ponies.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-18, 09:44 AM
"And Midnight."

Who am I talking to? :smallconfused:
"Midnight I haven't heard of. But Lixie is just a selfish -----, really." she scowls.

Someone who looks VERY like Lixie.

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-18, 09:44 AM
Jeez this thread moves fast. x.x *shakes cane* Slow down you young hooligans!

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-18, 09:46 AM
Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:




*Midnight giggles gleefully, as so many ponies dive under the bed to join in on the cuddle pile! Her horn glows, and just happens to make the legs of the bed a little taller, so that everypony will be able to fit comfortably. After all, it's not a good cuddlepile if somepony is uncomfortable!

"Eee! Pretty soon half the thread will be under here!" She sounds very delighted at that, and somehow is managing to at least be in contact with everypony all at once! Those new wings and nimble tail are proving very good for that.

The volunteer defense worker was finding himself forever tormented by Midnight's tail. It seemed like no matter where he was, when he needed his concentration the most, that little tail would flick-tickle his ear, muss up his mane, and generally make a nuisance of itself. Midnight and the others would here an occasional frustrated "Argggghhh!" from various parts of the structure.


Suddenly, an angry pony in a priests robe bursts in!

BACK! BACK VILE DEMON! NO MORE SHALL YE TEMPT THESE GOOD PONIES!

Amish pops out of a hatch in one of the pillows, bottle of rum root beer in hoof. Huh, so that explains the ludicrously intricate pillowwork. Pirate + Root Beer = Amazing things.

He scratches at his bandanna with a forehoof. "How in the blazes did ye even get in here? I'm going to have t'check that gate again..." Just then, Midnight's tail darted from within the pillow, snaked around the earth pony, and ruthlessly tickled his snout. "Arrgh! Gerroff-pththththth!" His entire face scrunched up in protest as he failed his forelegs about trying to bat away the offending tail.

I know I've had a few pony dreams, but I sadly can't remember them. I seem to remember most of them were of the variety where I was with some of the mane cast, but I don't think I was a pony. It was just me doing some weird, random things with the mane six.

Ah! I stand corrected, I just remember one:
One time, as I was falling asleep, I had this vivid sensation of something soft being draped over me and this feeling of incredible closeness and intimacy. I felt small, in the sense of being powerless as well as physically small. It didn't feel very good, and I started to be afraid. Just then, that feeling of closeness grew sharper, and it felt like two larger, warm bodies were snuggling up next to me. I can't remember anything they were saying, but I just know they were whispering reassurances and calming me down. I often talk to myself mentally, and despite not being able to remember what they said, I swear I could physically hear their voices. In hindsight, it felt an awful lot like I was a foal, and my pony parents, apparently pegasi judging by the wings they covered me with, were snuggling me to sleep.

For the life of me, I can't remember if I was asleep or awake during all of this, and I have no idea how I just remembered all that. :smalleek:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 09:46 AM
Today is going to be one of those days where Ima need a steady stream of internet and poni to maintain sanity. I've been working on this same stack of broken and troublesome laptops for almost a week now. They were supposed to only take a day at most to finished, but they have been VERY dedicated to the Not Working cause http://i.imgur.com/BsGGR.png

Today. TODAY will be the day I finish these cursed machinations!

Ponies ponies ponies.

Ooh! Ooh! I can help!

Have some HNNNNGH!
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Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 09:47 AM
Dude, you have some weird dreams. And it frightens me a little that I may or may not have been in them. :smalleek:

It frightens you? How d'you think I feel!?

Oh, part of it was definiately Midnight, but some of it was also Nix (and I know because even dreaming I was half-confused as to why they were both coterminous... It was definately Nix-filly-size that allowed said pony to escape through the ruin wall...)

My subconcious mind is constant source of delight, bewilderment and horror in equal measure. I have had some of my best ideas from dreams. I think some of it is that, as I have learned to lucid dream over the years (I'm fairly sure the aforementioned escape was mainly due to my lucidly making it so), my mind sometimes runs the creative portions of my brain on automatic and on a good day, can even manage something resembling consistency. (I find I can also read things in a dream, which I'm given to understand, you're not really supposed to be able to do...) Certainly, my mind will dig up things from months ago that I've more or less forgotten myself (e.g. Nix, who I haven't thought aboutsince Past Sins finished) - and it even managed to connect up the memories of the comparisons of Midnight and Nix.

My mind is freakin' wierd sometimes, man, but then again, Lich, so whaddayer gonna do?

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 10:06 AM
Hey, AotRS commander, I have a question that is surprisingly somewhat related to ponies. Do you play D&D? Specifically, 3.5

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 10:09 AM
Hey, AotRS commander, I have a question that is surprisingly somewhat related to ponies. Do you play D&D? Specifically, 3.5

Well, it's more like 3.Aotrs at this point, but yes (weekly in fact...) 3.5 tends to be our system of choice these days. (The second choice being Rolemaster, which is why things like 3.5's grappling rules have never bothered me - and why we only selectively take bits from the splatbooks...)

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 10:13 AM
Well, it's more like 3.Aotrs at this point, but yes (weekly in fact...) 3.5 tends to be our system of choice these days. (The second choice being Rolemaster, which is why things like 3.5's grappling rules have never bothered me - and why we only selectively take bits from the splatbooks...)

Do you ever allow homebrew? I was thinking of turning a particular monster into a playable class.

It's a combo of a dragon and a pony.:smalltongue: I think it's obvious where I'm going with that...

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 10:19 AM
Do you ever allow homebrew? I was thinking of turning a particular monster into a playable class.

Well, considering I am more-or-less the only one that makes any homebrew (even when I'm not DMing, I'm still considered primary rules-smith of the group, and everyone else tends to adopt my rules) and the reason it's 3.Aotrs is mostly because of the scads of house-rules, modifications and additions...

Notably, my campaign world Dreemaenhyll specifically has rules for nonhumanoid character races (which basically are a combination of "race" and "class", completely replacing the screwy LA system).

(Unicorns and dragons are among the races... Though the former are rather different to pony unicorns. And the latter start off as Tiny at ECL 1...)


It's a combo of a dragon and a pony.:smalltongue: I think it's obvious where I'm going with that...

I think it is and I approve...

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-18, 10:22 AM
Since we are still on the subject of pony dreams, unfortunetly I've never had one. Do dreams about ponythread itself count? I would say who posted in it but all I can remember SiuiS there and our resident lich too. Maybe the next step is pony dreams *crosses fingers*.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 10:23 AM
FFRP: Blue Ponies Yay!

*eep* Oh no! I wasn't offended I just never know how a pegasus will react when I tell them I'm a flying unicorn *ahem* And I admire him for his mind, so there! *sticks out tongue* Though I would be lying if I said I didn't think he was cute when he blushes *ahem* So I take it that you've known him for a while?

Now it's Autumn's turn to giggle for a bit, as Raindrop blushes even more. He looks like he is going to try to say something, but words fail him at the moment. Oh yes, I've known him for a while. You see, ever since Shadow, who by the way, really hates it when you use his full name: Five O'clock Shadow. Anyway, ever since he stepped down as our weather team leader about 2 years ago, Raindrop was assigned to our weather team because he's got all this training from the Cloudsdale Weather Academy. I just thought it was fascinating to see a unicorn so interested in weather control.

And now I meet another unicorn who flies?! So what do you do? Are you a weather unicorn too, or do you do something else?

Raindrop seems to have recovered enough to say something. Um... Autumn, don't you have to make sure that the night weather shift is taken care of?
Don't worry about that. Wings has the night shift.
You left Wings in charge.
Yep. A smile crosses Autumn's face as Raindrop's falls with worry.
All by himself?
Yep!

I gotta go. As Raindrop gets up to run out, Autumn blocks off his escape.

Hold up now! I was gonna let you find out tomorrow morning, but the opportunity was too perfect. Whatever mess he makes, you can deal with later. For now, you've got a date to finish.
It's not a date!
Now be a good little pony, and stay with your date. I'll just be here to keep things interesting.
Fine, but I'll get you back for this! Putting Wings in charge! You've gotta be crazy!


Hrm. My pony dream was rather mundane in comparison. It consisted of reading this thread. Yeah, that's it. :smallbiggrin:

Funny you should mention that. I had a dream a few weeks back where my best friend and I ended up in some sort of parallel universe/alternate dimension/whatever, and at some point while trapped there, I ended up browsing that universe's version of Ponythread. Everything was all topsy-turvy! Two things that really stood out to me were firstly, that that universe's version of Aotrs Commander was an over-the-top, scenery-chewing, cliched, megalomaniac (also, his faction and rank were different, but I can't remember what they were). The other thing that really stood out to me was that the version of Thanqol was extremely terse, and almost exclusively responded to posts with pony reaction images/image macros. There were several other oddities, but I can't remember them at all.

I either need more ponythread, or less; I can't tell which right now.


CrazyTwi's and Cuddlepiles (barring a better name)
Amish pops his head out from a fast-growing wall of pillows, complete with what looks to be a fully functional portcullis and gate. Somepony has to defend the cuddlepile from crazy Twilights, and it might as well be this pony. He blows a feather off of his snout. "Aye, we're going to need a messload o' pillows (and possibly some additional building permits) at this rate...whoops, hold that thought..."

He quickly opens the gate to let a pony-shaped blur (because I cannot remember Vent's character right now) flying-tackle-glomp the pile before closing it just as fast.

Just so you know, the character is Autumn Breeze. She's from the Blue Ponies RP. She's an orange pegasus whose mane and tail are mostly red, orange, and brown. Her cutie mark is of three leaves being blown by the wind.

Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:


*Midnight giggles gleefully, as so many ponies dive under the bed to join in on the cuddle pile! Her horn glows, and just happens to make the legs of the bed a little taller, so that everypony will be able to fit comfortably. After all, it's not a good cuddlepile if somepony is uncomfortable!

"Eee! Pretty soon half the thread will be under here!" She sounds very delighted at that, and somehow is managing to at least be in contact with everypony all at once! Those new wings and nimble tail are proving very good for that.

Stop it, that tickles!

W-wha? No! Bad Midnight!


*Midnight sticks her head out of the pile, and looks at this new pony.

"Uhm...excuse me? I'm no tempting anypony!" She pauses, and looks back at the pile. "Okay, maybe I'm tempting them a little, but there's no law against that!

Yeah, just cause we're all hiding under Midnight's bed and cuddling while completely naked, doesn't mean that anyth-

Oh, now I see how this could be misconstrued.

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 10:24 AM
I had a dream that Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle were the same pony. I don't remember much of it, but she was an Alicorn, and it seemed to be Twilight's mom who was the mother.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 10:28 AM
that that universe's version of Aotrs Commander was an over-the-top, scenery-chewing, cliched, megalomaniac (also, his faction and rank were different, but I can't remember what they were).

So apart from the rank thing, pretty much identical then...?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 10:33 AM
Do you ever allow homebrew? I was thinking of turning a particular monster into a playable class.

It's a combo of a dragon and a pony.:smalltongue: I think it's obvious where I'm going with that...

I approve. http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png


Since we are still on the subject of pony dreams, unfortunetly I've never had one. Do dreams about ponythread itself count? I would say who posted in it but all I can remember SiuiS there and our resident lich too. Maybe the next step is pony dreams *crosses fingers*.

I would say they count. I'm pretty sure I've dreamed about some of the ponies in here too, but I can't remember.


Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:
Yeah, just cause we're all hiding under Midnight's bed and cuddling while completely naked, doesn't mean that anyth-

Oh, now I see how this could be misconstrued.


"But... You know we don't wear clothes anyways, right? The whole naked thing doesn't change anything."

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 10:33 AM
So apart from the rank thing, pretty much identical then...?

Pretty much, but much more prone to villainous speeches over the most mundane of things. (I have feeling that he was also much less effective at being evil, but since it has been a while pretty much all details have been forgotten.)

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 10:35 AM
Pretty much, but much more prone to villainous speeches over the most mundane of things. (I have feeling that he was also much less effective at being evil, but since it has been a while pretty much all details have been forgotten.)

More prone... I didn't think that was physically possible! The mind boggles...

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 10:36 AM
I approve. http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png



You should be seeing it within my monster thread in my signature within a week.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 10:37 AM
More prone... I didn't think that was physically possible! The mind boggles...

Dream worlds. Logic need not apply. :smallbiggrin:

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 10:56 AM
D&D ponytalk reminds me.

Next session I'm going to cast Mount for the first time, and get my own little pony. With the knowledge that I'm rolling with Elf!Twizard, who should it be?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 10:57 AM
D&D ponytalk reminds me.

Next session I'm going to cast Mount for the first time, and get my own little pony. With the knowledge that I'm rolling with Elf!Twizard, who should it be?

Trixie! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png

the_druid_droid
2011-10-18, 11:00 AM
Another note is lethality. I really want it to be non-lethal, but I've had some bad experiences with perceived player immortality...

That's my hand, as far as I can remember it. Any pointers, suggestions, questions or critique appreciated.


Regarding lethality, what seems to work well in most of the Heroes and other mostly-FFRP games is that players go in with an understanding that they'll be mostly immortal, so long as they don't attempt obviously stupid or game-breaking things. Basically, you have a buffer right up until you think you can single-hoofedly take on the Emperor/Big Bad/etc. Then, if you're dumb enough to try, and your number comes up, that's it, re-roll.


The gist of a conversation I had with my Mum about half an hour ago;

Her: "I had the strangest dream last nght"
Me: "Oh?"
Her: "We were in Yorkshire, looking at [detail forgotten] when a flying horse appeared"
Me: "Flying horse, as in pegasus?"
Her: "Yes. Well, it was more like a pony, silvery grey."

My mother is having pony dreams, despite never having watched the show, or had any exposure to it at all.

Frogstart: "And yet you still chickened out about mentioning your (not so) little equine obsession. Wimp."

We're catching! Yay!


I haven't had any pony dreams, but I do tend to have strange pony related thought chains when I'm laying in bed waiting for the alarm.

For example this morning I was thinking about the fact that ponies apparently use the same names for days of the week that we do, which led to a thought about the norse names for said days (Wodan's day, Thor's day and the like) which led to a vision of Celestia & Luna posing as the members of the norse pantheon using props, huge fake mustaches, and a variety of amusing hats.

I decided that the whole affair ended when Luna lost the big hammer thingy and the ravens flew away with the eyepatch and the mustache collection.

I don't need dreams, my waking mind is strange enough as is.

Were you around during DBC's time? He had quite an interesting theory that made Equestria an extension of the World Tree...I think Celestia and Luna were Loki's daughters, actually, a la Sleipnir.


I know I've had a few pony dreams, but I sadly can't remember them. I seem to remember most of them were of the variety where I was with some of the mane cast, but I don't think I was a pony. It was just me doing some weird, random things with the mane six.

Ah! I stand corrected, I just remember one:
One time, as I was falling asleep, I had this vivid sensation of something soft being draped over me and this feeling of incredible closeness and intimacy. I felt small, in the sense of being powerless as well as physically small. It didn't feel very good, and I started to be afraid. Just then, that feeling of closeness grew sharper, and it felt like two larger, warm bodies were snuggling up next to me. I can't remember anything they were saying, but I just know they were whispering reassurances and calming me down. I often talk to myself mentally, and despite not being able to remember what they said, I swear I could physically hear their voices. In hindsight, it felt an awful lot like I was a foal, and my pony parents, apparently pegasi judging by the wings they covered me with, were snuggling me to sleep.

For the life of me, I can't remember if I was asleep or awake during all of this, and I have no idea how I just remembered all that. :smalleek:

That actually sounds like a nice dream, once the initial creepiness wore off..

Speaking of dreams, here are the ones I can recall:
1.) There was one a long time ago involving Pinkamena. Yes, that Pinkamena. *shudder* We'll just move on...

2.) Last night I had a weird dream where I was watching the show/playing an interactive game on a smartphone. I was trying to type in some combination of numbers to color in RD's mane, but I kept screwing up. The weird part was that she was freaking out onscreen in real time as I messed up her mane, which only made me more nervous so I failed more... It was kind of disorienting...

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 11:06 AM
Trixie! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png

Are you suggesting having Twilight riding Trixie? :smalltongue:

Also, mount is an awesome spell. Just wail until you get Regal Procession! Then you can have all of the little ponies. Each one can even include a "Heraldic or personal symbol" Cutie marks anyone?

Lix Lorn
2011-10-18, 11:09 AM
D&D ponytalk reminds me.

Next session I'm going to cast Mount for the first time, and get my own little pony. With the knowledge that I'm rolling with Elf!Twizard, who should it be?


Trixie! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png
Trixie. xD

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 11:12 AM
Are you suggesting having Twilight riding Trixie? :smalltongue:

Also, mount is an awesome spell. Just wail until you get Regal Procession! Then you can have all of the little ponies. Each one can even include a "Heraldic or personal symbol" Cutie marks anyone?
I like it, I love it.

Oh! I'm going to work in the cutie mark as some sort of personal glyph, of which I'll be casting and drawing everywhere I can. my DM even foolishly had a traveling merchant have a magic unending stick of chalk. You know THAT mess is going to be used for mass graffiti at every opportunity http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 11:17 AM
Are you suggesting having Twilight riding Trixie? :smalltongue:


Trixie. xD

*Snickers, leans in close to whisper and points to Midnight*

Sure wouldn't be the first time.
I am so sorry I couldn't resist the joke that was a perfect setup and you know it.

Eakin
2011-10-18, 11:21 AM
More tales from the helpdesk! http://i.imgur.com/o7rww.png

IT at this company doesn't support the program Salesforce. From our point of view, people just kind of started using it. He asked for it on a loaner, and I told him this.

"...But it's on my other computer."

"Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that IT does not support the program. The best I can do for you is to direct you over to the Salesforce website or your manager."

"...But it's on my computer! Right here, see?"

"...I know. We have nothing to do with the program though. I'm not sure who put it on that computer, but it wasn't us."

"An IT Personnel in Vancouver put it on."

"We don't have any IT support personnel at the Vancouver site."

"...But it's on my computer!"

Aaaaarrrgh. I'm going to have an aneurism by the time I'm 25.

Shadow IT is actually really bad. Users find a program that works for them and download or use it without considering what kind of technical problems or security issues they're creating.

There was a round table discussion I saw on it a while back on how to address that kind of thing (http://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-security/webcast/5385/32445)

I see your evil Fluttershy GIF and raise you an orphanage

http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-flutterwry-such-a-jerk.gif

Forum Explorer
2011-10-18, 11:23 AM
Regarding Pony dreams its hard for me to tell which ones are actual dreams or just daydreams that slipped into dreams or perhaps its the other way around?


Anyways the list!

The only one that I'm positive is a dream was a brief argument with Twilight about magic. I was a pony in this one.

The one that I'm sure was originally a daydream:

Celestia bursting into my room crying about being called a tyrant and a troll. I felt really guilty and was trying to calm her down when the dream shifted.

The other ones are just a confused jumble of ponies.


I'm just worried about the inevitable zombie pony dream.

Raz_Fox
2011-10-18, 11:37 AM
On the subject of Pony Dreams: I know I have had Ponythread dreams, but the exact details escape me. The strangest dreams are always the ones where you're doing something completely mundane, and it's strange in the weird way that mundane stuff always is, given the chaotic, madcap world we all live in, and then you - or, rather, I - hear the alarm clock and realize that I was dreaming about posting in Ponythread.


...I think somepony needs to add 'Intolerance' to the list of OFC targets :smallannoyed:

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa421/Ballziggler/34.jpg

Triiiiiiiiiiiiiixie.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa421/Ballziggler/29.jpg

Well, what a fantastiiiiiiic idea you have there Trixie that would be a greaaat addition and I already have an idea for the first target-

"Um, boss, sorry about this, but I think you really need to get off Ponythread before you do something you'll regret- oh, goodness, somepony pry him away from the keyboard, for Celestia's sake!

NO NO GERROFFME VENGEANCE WILL BE MIIIIIIIIIIIINEeeeeeeeeeeee

"Ahem. Talespinner here! Discord!Raz and the Pure and Honest Fox Raz are making sure that Raz_Fox can't hurt himself in an attempt to... oh, sweet Celestia, he's actually frothing at the mouth, I thought that was only the kind of thing that happened in stories. And now he's thrashing around like, er, you know that crazy Firebender chick from the finale of Avatar? Yeah, that chick. Um. This is awkward. Just forget this ever happened. Ooooooh-wooooo, you are being hypnotized into forgetting this."

I WILL HAVE MY VENGEANCE AND IT WILL BE A BITTER FRUIT LIKE A LEMON A LEMON OF PURE HATRED THAT BURNS DOWN HOUSES AND BRIDGES YOU WILL TASTE MY LEMON TRIXIEEEEEEEEEE

AlterForm
2011-10-18, 12:14 PM
I can't believe that nobody's linked to this yet:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/180/866/65916%20-%20animated%20dance_dance_revolution%20dancing%20f lutterbitch%20twilight_sparkle.gif?1317499340

...It still bothers me that the left arrow isn't recolored for being offbeat. :smalltongue:

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 12:18 PM
Pony Princess, one of the community item makers from the last TF2 update just made a celebration post on reddit. (http://www.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments/lgg4n/my_hat_made_it_into_the_game/) Good on him/her!

Pony Fortress on the brain now.

Irbis
2011-10-18, 12:22 PM
Sure wouldn't be the first time.

I approve :smallbiggrin:


http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-flutterwry-such-a-jerk.gif

Why is there Japanese text on the front?


I WILL HAVE MY VENGEANCE AND IT WILL BE A BITTER FRUIT LIKE A LEMON A LEMON OF PURE HATRED THAT BURNS DOWN HOUSES AND BRIDGES YOU WILL TASTE MY LEMON TRIXIEEEEEEEEEE

Naaah, you didn't eat enough pure asbestos first :P

Speaking of which, why there are suddenly so many weird Twilight pictures around? :smallconfused:

MCerberus
2011-10-18, 12:28 PM
Speaking of which, why there are suddenly so many weird Twilight pictures around? :smallconfused:

*flies around using propeller hat and speaking in a mocking tone*
tardy tardy tardy!

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 12:30 PM
Cracked takes a pot shot at Bronies. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-misleading-assumptions-you-make-about-quiet-people/) Well, kind of. This particular author just literally took a two word potshot at us at the end of his article. For no good reason. Seriously, take a look.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 12:38 PM
Cracked takes a pot shot at Bronies. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-misleading-assumptions-you-make-about-quiet-people/) Well, kind of. This particular author just literally took a two word potshot at us at the end of his article. For no good reason. Seriously, take a look.
You know what? I was about to, and then I decided that I didn't want to give Cracked the traffic if they're going to do something like that. I will just sit here and keep watching Fluttershy trample that orphanage instead.

EsperDerek
2011-10-18, 12:41 PM
Cracked takes a pot shot at Bronies. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-misleading-assumptions-you-make-about-quiet-people/) Well, kind of. This particular author just literally took a two word potshot at us at the end of his article. For no good reason. Seriously, take a look.

Not really here yet, just had a couple of minutes before work and managed to sneak some Wi-Fi. Can't respond to everything, but I checked this, and I think I get the joke.

The whole point of the article is lecturing ponies on how if you don't try to understand others, you end up making incorrect assumptions of them. In this case, she uses quiet people.

In the end, she says first "Basically, nobody's wrong, except for people who aren't willing to accept the other group of people they don't understand. " And then uses the "And Bronies." crack. I think it's hypocritical humor, she lectures for a few pages on how to treat a group, and then turns around and pins assumptions on a completely different group of ponies.

That's not to say that it's funny. It's pretty lame, actually.

Eakin
2011-10-18, 12:41 PM
Cracked takes a pot shot at Bronies. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-misleading-assumptions-you-make-about-quiet-people/) Well, kind of. This particular author just literally took a two word potshot at us at the end of his article. For no good reason. Seriously, take a look.

Not really a shot, it was clearly a joke.

A joke she stole from one of the Austin Powers movies, where it was originally "the Dutch"

EDIT: Also, the highest rated comment currently in the comments section concludes "f**k you ponies are awesome." Considering it's cracked I think that was a neutral-to-positive reference to us.

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-18, 12:46 PM
You know what? I was about to, and then I decided that I didn't want to give Cracked the traffic if they're going to do something like that. I will just sit here and keep watching Fluttershy trample that orphanage instead.

It's not all that great of an article, something like "6 misconceptions about quiet people". Then at the end it goes something along the lines of there is nothing wrong people, except people that are intolerant. And Bronies. Paraphrased a bit, except for the ending. And the word Bronies linked to a previous article about the fandom (With lots of flame in the comments).

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 12:48 PM
It's not all that great of an article, something like "6 misconceptions about quiet people". Then at the end it goes something along the lines of there is nothing wrong people, except people that are intolerant. And Bronies. Paraphrased a bit, except for the ending. And the word Bronies linked to a previous article about the fandom (With lots of flame in the comments).
Ah, well that's a shame now isn't it. Time to fire the orbital friendship cannon then I guess!

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 12:49 PM
You know what? I was about to, and then I decided that I didn't want to give Cracked the traffic if they're going to do something like that. I will just sit here and keep watching Fluttershy trample that orphanage instead.

Still watching that, huh? :smalltongue:


Not really here yet, just had a couple of minutes before work and managed to sneak some Wi-Fi. Can't respond to everything, but I checked this, and I think I get the joke.

The whole point of the article is lecturing ponies on how if you don't try to understand others, you end up making incorrect assumptions of them. In this case, she uses quiet people.

In the end, she says first "Basically, nobody's wrong, except for people who aren't willing to accept the other group of people they don't understand. " And then uses the "And Bronies." crack. I think it's hypocritical humor, she lectures for a few pages on how to treat a group, and then turns around and pins assumptions on a completely different group of ponies.

That's not to say that it's funny. It's pretty lame, actually.

Wow. That's bad enough that I didn't even catch it until you pointed it out. Still at the same time seems like a last ditch effort to get one more laugh out of the article. Kind of a sign of bad writing if you ask me.


Not really a shot, it was clearly a joke.

A joke she stole from one of the Austin Powers movies, where it was originally "the Dutch"

You know, it probably doesn't help that it's been nearly a decade since I've seen any of these? I feel like I need to remedy that. I may be doing an Austin Powers movie night tonight. :smallbiggrin:

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 12:52 PM
Not really a shot, it was clearly a joke.

A joke she stole from one of the Austin Powers movies, where it was originally "the Dutch"


There are two kinds of people that I can't stand in this world: People who are intolerant of other peoples' cultures, and the Dutch. :smalltongue:

Forum Explorer
2011-10-18, 12:56 PM
It was an alright article. Just very joke sparse with a crack at Bronies at the end. Which managed to get as least me to read the article and Titanium Fox to post a link to it. Therefore from their prospective it was a success for the cost of two words.

Diego Havoc
2011-10-18, 12:59 PM
:elan: Skim, skim, skim, skim the crazy fast ponythread!~

Yeah, I- WAIT WAIT WAIT! Hold Everything!

Has the cast of OotS been ponified yet? I refuse to believe we've come this far and never done it before! :smalleek:


Re: Dungeons (in the place you were banished to) and Dragons: I read the part about dragons on the moon and immediately thought "Dude! Ponies + Dragonmech!" :smallbiggrin:

Re: Pony Dreams: Here's (http://www.canterlot.com/topic/1006-pony-dreams/) a topic we had on Canterlot. I had a couple of pony dreams but I think my favourite was this one (http://www.canterlot.com/topic/1006-pony-dreams/page__view__findpost__p__30559).

No, I can't be bother to repost, why do you ask?


Fanfic Time Again! Revised and expanded now. Feedback welcome!

Change of Life, Chapter 1
“I can’t thank you enough.” Fluttershy told Applejack as the two ponies walked out behind her cottage. “Are you sure this isn’t too much trouble?”.

“Shucks no,” Applejack replied, “Ah know you been talkin’ about expandin’ your garden for a while now, and what with the last rain an’ all it’s the best time to be pulling out that old tree stump that’s in your way.”

“Oh, that’s so nice of you.” replied Fluttershy. “You’re sure you don’t mind? I just haven’t been able to do a thing about it by myself. It’s so old and hard and tangled and no matter how much I tried I couldn’t budge it.”

“Now don’t you worry, sugarcube. Ah’ve hauled out a ton o’ stumps in my day, an’ this one’s no diff’rent. Just show me the problem an lemme take a look at it.”

Fluttershy led Applejack to the object in question, a misshapen lump that looked as if it could have been as much rock as wood. “Here it is. You can see that my animal friends and I tried to dig it out, but we had to give up. In the end none of them would even go near it.”

Applejack gave the stump an appraising look, then carried over tools and rope from her cart. “That’s a right ugly one for sure. Almost looks like we oughta get Pinkie to come by and laugh at it while we get to pullin’ it up.” She set to work, rigging a framework for a block and tackle and attaching a stout rope to the stump. “Now how it works is that you’ll steady the frame and keep an eye on the stump while Ah’m doing the heavy pullin’.” she explained to Fluttershy, helping her into a harness cabled to the frame’s top. “After it’s out Ah’ll load it on the cart and haul it away.” She positioned Fluttershy behind the stump and made sure the rope was taut, then climbed into the yoke attached to the block and tackle and took her place in front of the recalcitrant stump. “OK, sugarcube, you ready?”

“I... I guess so.” Fluttershy replied.

“All right then. One, two, three, and heave!” Applejack surged forward against her yoke, relaxed, then surged forward again, each tug loosening the stump slightly as Fluttershy flapped backwards against her own rope, keeping the frame braced. “An heave! An heave! It’s givin’ way, Ah kin feel it. One more time, an HEAVE!”

***

Over at Sugarcube Corner, The Cakes found themselves diving for cover as Pinkie Pie suddenly went into convulsions in the kitchen, bits of batter and utensils flying everywhere.

“Woah. I never felt one like that before!”

***

Applejack wasn’t sure what had happened. She felt the stump give way; then as she came to a stop from her final pull it felt as if something twisted her inside out and the world went grey as she struggled to stay on her hooves. As she fought off the dizziness that threatened to envelop her, something cut through the mental fog and brought her back to full attention; Fluttershy’s scream.

Opening and focusing her eyes, she found that she had somehow backed out of the yoke and was facing Fluttershy, who was looking at her own back in shock as Applejack felt a sense of deja vu.

Her wings were missing. There was no sign of injury, no blood; just a bare yellow back under the harness.

“Oh mah gosh, Fluttershy! What happened?”

Fluttershy looked up at Applejack. Her eyes widened and her mouth opened, but no sound came out.

“Fluttershy? Say somethin’!”

“Applejack. Look behind you.” the yellow pony managed to squeak.

Applejack’s whipped her head around, thinking that something was approaching them from the Everfree Forest. She found her line of sight partially blocked by feathers. Orange feathers. Sprouting from her back. “What the hay?” She looked them up and down. There was no doubt about it; she had pegasus wings growing from her back. She looked back toward Fluttershy and found the other pony looking at the hole where the stump had been, which had a few wisps of smoke or perhaps mist coming from it; of the stump itself there was no sign, just the dangling end of a rope from the block and tackle.

Fluttershy looked back up at Applejack. “I don’t understand.” she said quietly. “The stump came up and then I fell down and when I got back up it was all like this.”

“Lemme get you outta that harness, and then we better get Twilight.” Applejack replied.

***

Twilight Sparkle realized that it was going to be one of those days when Pinkie Pie burst into the library with a breathless story about something that was going to be even doozier than the dooziest doozy ever and could her science machine maybe help her figure out what the doozyness was? Her attempts to get Pinkie to explain further had only resulted in a litany of physical symptoms that taken in aggregate made Twilight wonder if Sugarcube Corner could possibly still be standing, and just about the time that she had finally begun to consider if perhaps hooking Pinkie Pie up to the brain scanner might not be productive after all there came a pounding on the library door.

“Twilight? You at home? We got a real problem here!” came Applejack’s voice.

Twilight started to answer, but before she could reply Pinkie was at the door, throwing it open to reveal Applejack and Fluttershy. She was distracted from the entry of her two friends as Pinkie staggered backwards, performed a theatrical faint, and then bounced back up saying “So that’s what my Pinkie Sense was trying to tell me!”

“Pinkie, what in the world are you talking about?” Twilight turned to Applejack and Fluttershy. “Do you two have any idea what she’s talking...” she broke off as she finally took a good look at the pair.

“Yeah, Ah think Ah might have some idea what she’s talkin’ about. You got anything in those books of yours about this kinda thing?” Applejack replied.

“Oh wow Fluttershy did you lend Applejack your wings? Why didn’t you ask me first I would have totally wanted to try them out hey Twilight does that mean I can borrow your horn?” Pinkie interjected, bouncing enthusiastically up and down.

“PINKIE!” Applejack and Twilight shouted in unison. The pink pony stopped and flopped down on her haunches, mercifully silent for the moment.

“Ah cain’t rightly say what happened, Twilight.” Applejack began. “Fluttershy and Ah were just pullin’ out an old tree stump behind her cottage and when it came up everything went crazy and then we were like this.”

Twilight looked over at Fluttershy, who only nodded. Her brow wrinkled in thought. “Spontaneous magical transformations are highly unusual, and usually transitory.” She turned and called up the library stairs. “Spike! I need your help down here!” She paused. “Of course, this could also be something from the Everfree Forest that we’re dealing with. Pinkie, can I count on you for something?”

“You can always count on me, Twilight!” Pinkie responded, saluting. “What can I do you for?”

“Run and get Zecora. There’s no blue spots in evidence, but Poison Joke isn’t the only surprise the Everfree has. I could use her advice on this.”

“Okie Dokey Lokey! I’ll be back with her in a jiffy-wiffy!” and with that Pinkie was out the door.

Meanwhile, Spike had responded to Twilight’s call. “What is it, Twi? I wasn’t finished cleaning upstairs... Oh my gosh, what happened to Fluttershy? And Applejack? Is Discord back?”

“I doubt it, but you had better take a letter to the Princess anyway. But first, I need you to help me find some reference books.”

Fluttershy tried to give Applejack a reassuring smile as Twilight began directing Spike around the library’s shelves. She’d had time to get over her initial shock, and standing in the familiar surroundings of the library tree she found herself feeling more at ease. She didn’t understand what had happened to the two of them, but she was certain that if anypony could get to the bottom of it, it was Twilight.

Twilight looked up from where she had been consulting one of her books and trotted back over to the pair. “Just to be sure, before Pinkie comes back with Zecora I should make sure that this isn’t just a conventional spell effect.” She lowered her head and concentrated, her horn growing brighter and brighter until she released a shining wave of purple and white magic over Applejack and Fluttershy.

Applejack closed her eyes as Twilight’s spell washed over her. Blinking away the afterimage, she looked at her back, then Fluttershy’s, but saw no change. “Ah take it that means what you said.”

Twilight nodded. “I didn’t think it was likely, but I wanted to be sure before I started looking at alternative explanations. Now I can continue my research while we wait for Pinkie to get back with Zecora.” She turned back toward the table where Spike had been dutifully stacking tomes when the library door flew open, revealing not Pinkie or Zecora but a confused Rainbow Dash.

“What the hay is going on, Twilight? I saw Pinkie heading into the Everfree, and when I asked her what was up she gave me this crazy story about Applejack having Fluttershy’s wings...” She broke off, finally registering the sight of the two ponies in question off to the side of Twilight and Spike’s work area. “Wait, it’s true?”

Twilight sighed. “Applejack and Fluttershy encountered some unexplained phenomenon that appears to have transposed their pony types.”

“Pheno-what? Never mind. So you’re gonna fix Fluttershy, right?”

Applejack’s feathers literally ruffled. “Yer concern is downright touchin’, Rainbow.”

Fluttershy began to say something, but Rainbow Dash cut her off. “What? It’s Fluttershy that has the problem here.”

“Hold on there, it’s not like Ah wasn’t affected too!”

“Yeah, now you’ve got Fluttershy’s wings!”

Twilight attempted to interject. “Actually, Rainbow, that’s not strictly true.”

“What’s not true about it?” Rainbow Dash pointed a hoof at Fluttershy. “No wings.” She pointed at Applejack. “Wings. Seems pretty simple to me.”

Applejack glared at Dash as her new appendages flared. “Dangnabbit, Dash, I didn’t take anything from Fluttershy!”

Rainbow glared back, her own wings flared in return. “So what are those on your back, then?”

Applejack paused, her pinions folding back to her sides. “Uh, well, it was an accident. We just pulled up an old stump and this happened.”

“That’s right.” Fluttershy managed to get in.

“Rainbow, you’re not helping here.” Twilight added. “Zecora and I will figure out what happened, and if we can’t the Princess will. Oh, right! Spike, take a letter.”

Rainbow Dash looked from Fluttershy to Twilight and back again. “Fine. Fluttershy, you let me know if you need anything.” and with that she sped back out the library door and into the sky.

Applejack watched Rainbow Dash take off, her wings starting to open as if she intended to follow, then settling back again. “If that don’t just beat all.”

“Don’t feel bad, Applejack.” comforted Fluttershy. “She doesn’t really mean anything by it.”

Applejack sighed. “Ah reckon not. Ah am sorry about yer wings.”

“Don’t worry about it. It’s not like I live in the clouds, after all. I can get by on the ground for a while.”

“Now send that off to the Princess, Spike, and we’ll get back to... Oh, Zecora, I’m so glad you were able to make it!” came Twilight’s voice, as she spotted the zebra through the still-open door. Zecora, clad in her traveling cloak and carrying full saddlebags, entered the library accompanied by Pinkie Pie.

“The pink one’s tale took much explaining, of wings one losing and one gaining; such things are not unknown to me, unusual as they might be.”

“That’s a relief.” said Applejack as she tried to keep Pinkie from poking her and Fluttershy.

“I can tell you that it’s not any sort of conventional magical effect.” put in Twilight. “Any light you can shed on the situation is welcome.”

Zecora walked over to the end of the table that Spike and Twilight had not already covered in tomes and began to unpack her saddlebags. “There grows within the Everfree, fungi and herbs of mystery; some have been known to induce change, from harmless pranks to ones most strange.”

Twilight blushed. “We all remember the Poison Joke. Do you think that this is related?”

Zecora finished laying out her bottles and packages. “I must perform some simple tests to indicate the course that’s best.” She indicated that Applejack and Fluttershy should come over, and began to examine them carefully, checking their bodies and looking in their eyes, mouths, and ears while making thoughtful noises. Twilight followed the process with interest, though she was also occupied with preventing the equally intrigued Pinkie Pie from ‘helping’.

Zecora finally concluded her examination and shook her head. “No obvious signs can I perceive, no traces that the change did leave. But this is not cause for despair; I still have treatments to prepare.”

“Now hold on there Zecora. If ya cain’t see any signs of what did this, how can ya treat it?”

Zecora smiled. “The lack is in itself a clue; such subtle causes are but few. If they indeed have caused your plight, I shall attempt to make it right.” and with that she began to select ingredients.

“Not to dispute your expertise, Zecora, but are you sure this approach will work?” asked Twilight.

“You’re right; assumptions traps can be, these ponies safety should be key. My dosages cannot cause harm; there is no need for an alarm.” The zebra expertly mixed her potion, dividing it into two portions and giving it to Applejack and Fluttershy, who drank it down.

“So, that’s it, then?” asked Spike.

Applejack and Fluttershy looked at each other. Nothing seemed to be happening. “Um, how long before it takes effect?” Fluttershy asked softly.

“For caution’s sake I did prepare your dosage with the utmost care; a few hours, a day, no more, should see you as you were before.”

“A day?” exclaimed Applejack.

Zecora nodded. “If to the cause I am correct, that is the time you can expect.”

“That’s fine.” put in Fluttershy. “Thank you very much, Zecora. If you’d like, I’ll walk back to the forest with you.”

Zecora smiled as she put away her ingredients. “I tell you with sincerity; I would enjoy the company.”

“Um, Fluttershy, you mind if Ah stay with you tonight? Just in case an’ all.”

“Not at all, Applejack, if that’s what you want.”

“Thanks. Twi, could you please go out to the farm and let Big Mac know that Ahm, well, kinda indisposed until tomorrow?”

“Sure, AJ, no problem. And I’ll keep up my research, too, just in case.”

“Thanks t’you, too. An Pinkie, Ah’d appreciate it if this whole thing didn’t get talked up all over town. Ah don’t need to be gawked at any more that Ah already have been.”

Pinkie Pie cocked her head, staring at Applejack for a long moment, the nodded, holding one hoof up and the other over her heart. “Pinkie Promise, AJ.”

“Thanks as well, Pinkie.” Applejack walked over to where Zecora had joined Fluttershy by the door, and the three headed out for Fluttershy’s house.
I liked it. Looking forward to more!

Gadora
2011-10-18, 01:15 PM
Were you around during DBC's time? He had quite an interesting theory that made Equestria an extension of the World Tree...I think Celestia and Luna were Loki's daughters, actually, a la Sleipnir.

I was thinking the same thing. *sigh* I rather miss bobcat hanging out here.

Come to think of it, we've shed a lot of posters as the threads have passed.:smallfrown:


I like it, I love it.

Oh! I'm going to work in the cutie mark as some sort of personal glyph, of which I'll be casting and drawing everywhere I can. my DM even foolishly had a traveling merchant have a magic unending stick of chalk. You know THAT mess is going to be used for mass graffiti at every opportunity http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Now that's a useful item. What happens if you break a small bit off, or grind the tip to powder? There are some rather nifty things that can be done with sufficient chalk dust...




As for pony dreams, I've had two that I can remember any sort of detail on. One of them was a ponythread meetup(convention?) where people were either generic people or their avatars. It took place in a rather large, wood-floored building, complete with vendor tables and display booths. (Yes, I know this is a bit odd for a meetup, but it seemed normal at the time.) The only display booth I remember was the one in which DBC was showing off Baron Awesome who was, for some reason, pony-sized. That bird didn't like me.

All I can remember from the other one is that Spike was a lich, and that I awoke with a nagging feeling that Bleakbane was to blame.

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 01:18 PM
I was thinking the same thing. *sigh* I rather miss bobcat hanging out here.

Come to think of it, we've shed a lot of posters as the threads have passed.:smallfrown:




I'm still here!

Mostly because I'm procrastinating right now.:smalltongue:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 01:24 PM
:elan: Skim, skim, skim, skim the crazy fast ponythread!~

Yeah, I- WAIT WAIT WAIT! Hold Everything!

Has the cast of OotS been ponified yet? I refuse to believe we've come this far and never done it before! :smalleek:

If it hasn't, somepony has to do it.

You must! You must!


I was thinking the same thing. *sigh* I rather miss bobcat hanging out here.

Come to think of it, we've shed a lot of posters as the threads have passed.:smallfrown:

Yes, yes we have, and it makes me a very sad pony to think about.


I'm still here!

Mostly because I'm procrastinating right now.:smalltongue:

Yay! (Insert Flutter-Yay here; OP is incomplete and I'm feeling slightly lazy. :smalltongue:)

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-18, 01:25 PM
:elan: Skim, skim, skim, skim the crazy fast ponythread!~

Yeah, I- WAIT WAIT WAIT! Hold Everything!

Has the cast of OotS been ponified yet? I refuse to believe we've come this far and never done it before! :smalleek:

Assuming they are not, here is my first step to remedying this travesty.
http://imgur.com/a/WcJcG#1

Any ideas on cutie marks for them?

Gadora
2011-10-18, 01:26 PM
I'm still here!

Mostly because I'm procrastinating right now.:smalltongue:

I noticed! I'm quite glad to see both you and Irbis posting. I just didn't really have anything to say in response to your posts...

Hold on, I could have just said hi, couldn't I? This is why I shouldn't post while I'm this sleepy.

Hi Irbis!

Hi Soft Serve!

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 01:27 PM
I noticed! I'm quite glad to see both you and Irbis posting. I just didn't really have anything to say in response to your posts...

Hold on, I could have just said hi, couldn't I? This is why I shouldn't post while I'm this sleepy.

Hi Irbis!

Hi Soft Serve!

Hi Gadora!

Now I'm going to go on a bike ride. See you bronies and Pegasises later.

otakuryoga
2011-10-18, 01:30 PM
heres one for you Lix

http://twentypercentcooler.net/data/a6/a6/a6a6cb65297adb677caf77ec5b3350bc.png?1318942050

Athaniar
2011-10-18, 01:32 PM
Assuming they are not, here is my first step to remedying this travesty.
http://imgur.com/a/WcJcG#1

Any ideas on cutie marks for them?
Some thoughts:

Elan: Maybe a lute, or a rapier.
Roy: The Greenhilt sword?
Haley: Probably a bag of money. Or a bow?
V: Something magic-y. Spellbook?
Durkon: Hammer, lightning bolt, or a combination.
Belkar: Daggers. Probably soaked in blood.

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-18, 01:32 PM
heres one for you Lix

http://twentypercentcooler.net/data/a6/a6/a6a6cb65297adb677caf77ec5b3350bc.png?1318942050

You have to go to the image location not just, the page of it.

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-18, 01:34 PM
I...I'm sorry ponythread. Inspiration struck, and I would be a foal to resist her.

Celestia's sun oe'r Equestria Daily
As red as the blood of everypony
That's pumped through the hearts into this four-legged choir.
It's the size and the shape of a hoof shod with iron
That's raised to the sky in friendship and duty,
That holds the princess in all her beauty
A beauty we all must ignore!
As we gallop onward to war!

'Cause our pony's better than yours!

No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
Our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!

Our pony's better than yours! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IHCB6FmLiY)

Diego Havoc
2011-10-18, 01:35 PM
Assuming they are not, here is my first step to remedying this travesty.
http://imgur.com/a/WcJcG#1

Any ideas on cutie marks for them?

Hmm...

:roy: Probably his sword.
:elan: A story book. He's all about the narrative after all.
:haley: A stack of coins or maybe a bag of money.
:belkar: A bloody dagger? Or if that's too grim for ponies, a white cat :P
:durkon: A mug of ale
:vaarsuvius: Mmm, a spell book maybe? Or perhaps ♂♀? :smallbiggrin:

Oh and relevant to the thread title (has it been posted yet?):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/2d2b1d850a94b5218083f874ad0170ef/72960%20-%20Goddess_Empress_Of_Ponykind%20armor%20artist%3A equestria-prevails%20god_emperor%20god_empress%20lauren_faus t%20lauren_faust_is_best_pony%20meta%20oc%20warham mer_40k.png
And more Fausticorn:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/641c3f66de7dd3f34ed093603a8945f3/73011%20-%20duplicate%20lauren_faust.jpg

Neoseanster
2011-10-18, 01:38 PM
Assuming they are not, here is my first step to remedying this travesty.
http://imgur.com/a/WcJcG#1

Any ideas on cutie marks for them?

The Greenhilt sword for Roy? Shiny pretty gold and/or gems for Haley? A lute for Elan? A bloodied dagger (with or without Mr. Scruffy pawprints?) for Belkar? A, uh, hammer (with or without lightning bolts?) for Durkon, and a spellbook for V? These aren't really that deep or original, though, maybe someone can come up with something more fitting.

Edit: Curse you, ninjas of pony thread!

Athaniar
2011-10-18, 01:43 PM
I actually ninja-ed people? It must be because of my training by Rarity-sensei (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPqs6aRwLjw).

AlterForm
2011-10-18, 01:45 PM
:elan: Skim, skim, skim, skim the crazy fast ponythread!~

Yeah, I- WAIT WAIT WAIT! Hold Everything!

Has the cast of OotS been ponified yet? I refuse to believe we've come this far and never done it before! :smalleek:

Hrmm, where was it...

*rummaging in Dropbox*

Ah, here (http://dl.dropbox.com/s/e1qtvy3w3cduzjv/BANNER2ROW.png)it is. Left side, top row.

(WARNING: SUPER HUGE)

Or, if you prefer it in gallery form (http://db.tt/3nxusEp).

[EDIT]: Of course, don't take that to mean the project shouldn't be undertaken. Always nice to see more artists roundabouts...

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-18, 01:45 PM
I was thinking the same thing. *sigh* I rather miss bobcat hanging out here.

Come to think of it, we've shed a lot of posters as the threads have passed.:smallfrown:

But now we also have new posters! Like me! And Nameless! And the rest and Gilligan! Here on Gilligan's Isle! Wait I think I got confused again...



Now that's a useful item. What happens if you break a small bit off, or grind the tip to powder? There are some rather nifty things that can be done with sufficient chalk dust...
From his exact description of it, it sounds like there's not a whole LOT of dust that comes off of it, but he's going to be hard pressed to tell me that NO dust will come off it at all. Given a sufficient amount of time I can get all the dust I need, and considering that as an elf I don't sleep but as a wizard I have to trance with simple tasks for eight hours anyway... :smallamused:

I...I'm sorry ponythread. Inspiration struck, and I would be a foal to resist her.

Celestia's sun oe'r Equestria Daily
As red as the blood of everypony
That's pumped through the hearts into this four-legged choir.
It's the size and the shape of a hoof shod with iron
That's raised to the sky in friendship and duty,
That holds the princess in all her beauty
A beauty we all must ignore!
As we gallop onward to war!

'Cause our pony's better than yours!

No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
Our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!

Our pony's better than yours! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IHCB6FmLiY)
*slowclap*

otakuryoga
2011-10-18, 01:46 PM
You have to go to the image location not just, the page of it.

fixed that


Were you around during DBC's time? He had quite an interesting theory that made Equestria an extension of the World Tree...I think Celestia and Luna were Loki's daughters, actually, a la Sleipnir.


relevant to that..somewhat

http://rannva.deviantart.com/art/Granny-Pie-259815313

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 01:57 PM
heres one for you Lix

http://twentypercentcooler.net/data/a6/a6/a6a6cb65297adb677caf77ec5b3350bc.png?1318942050

So saved.


I...I'm sorry ponythread. Inspiration struck, and I would be a foal to resist her.

Celestia's sun oe'r Equestria Daily
As red as the blood of everypony
That's pumped through the hearts into this four-legged choir.
It's the size and the shape of a hoof shod with iron
That's raised to the sky in friendship and duty,
That holds the princess in all her beauty
A beauty we all must ignore!
As we gallop onward to war!

'Cause our pony's better than yours!

No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
Our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!

Our pony's better than yours! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IHCB6FmLiY)

*Applauds*

Hrmm, where was it...

*rummaging in Dropbox*

Ah, here (http://dl.dropbox.com/s/e1qtvy3w3cduzjv/BANNER2ROW.png)it is. Left side, top row.

(WARNING: SUPER HUGE)

Or, if you prefer it in gallery form (http://db.tt/3nxusEp).

Hayley and Roy are sickeningly cute as Ponies.

EDIT: Also, aww. Neither Jade nor Haybuck are in there.

Kairaven
2011-10-18, 01:57 PM
:elan: Skim, skim, skim, skim the crazy fast ponythread!~

Yeah, I- WAIT WAIT WAIT! Hold Everything!

Has the cast of OotS been ponified yet? I refuse to believe we've come this far and never done it before! :smalleek:


Like alterform posted OOTS pony's been done, can also check the first ponytar thread in arts and crafts. they are interspersed there.


I was thinking the same thing. *sigh* I rather miss bobcat hanging out here.

Come to think of it, we've shed a lot of posters as the threads have passed.:smallfrown:

I have not been the best of pony yo be around in the last month. fact is I haven't been keeping up with pony thread, and probably won't in the future either. it's not pony burn-out. let's just say if I show myself it will be at the same frequency as Jahkaivah does now.



I...I'm sorry ponythread. Inspiration struck, and I would be a foal to resist her.

Celestia's sun oe'r Equestria Daily
As red as the blood of everypony
That's pumped through the hearts into this four-legged choir.
It's the size and the shape of a hoof shod with iron
That's raised to the sky in friendship and duty,
That holds the princess in all her beauty
A beauty we all must ignore!
As we gallop onward to war!

'Cause our pony's better than yours!

No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
Our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!
No our pony's better than yours!
Our pony's better!

Our pony's better than yours! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IHCB6FmLiY)

my cupcakes bring all the colt to the yard
and they're like, it's better than yours
darn right, it's better than yours
I could show you, and party hard

that's the first thing that poped into my head


and since it's close to nightmare night....


Searching for my Cutie mark?
I want it now.
Let's all start.
Perhaps we should search together.
Three of a kind.
help one another.
Now and forever.
Weeee.
La la la la, etc, etc…

Searching for Cutie marks,
talents we will find,
a secret club we will form
with this goal in mind.

First we're going to stay up late
Sew up capes and seek our fate.
with ideas a-plenty
we will get our marks and celebrate.

Wait, I've got a better plan
to fill our flanks in quick time span.
Let's find a creature no one’s seen
and creature catchers we’ll be.

Searching for cutie marks,
creatures in a sack,
tie it up and show it off
just wait ‘til we get back.

The ponies in town and all around,
will see the awesome marks we found,
They'll be so impressed I do declare,
that they will all just stare.
Wheeee..

I say that we rescue chicken
lost in Everfree and then
take her safely back to home,
and cutie marks soon we will see.

What are we doing? Think, now.
If we get ourselves a clubhouse base,
we can plan our adventures
and then earn our marks in quicker pace.

Searching for cutie marks,
drawing up a map,
set up all activities
it will be a snap.

Because Miss Cherrie Lee
is the best teacher we know,
she tells us to be prepared for
our school Talent Show.

She'll be so pleased by our success,
that she'll award us, too, I'll bet,
Perhaps we'll have a great debut,
of our cuties marks too.
YAY!

We're cutie mark crusaders
and we’re searching far and wide.
We do our best to find it
‘til it appears at our side.

I wish your plans weren't so dumb.
I'm not the dumb one.
You're no fun.
Do-do!
Chicken!

I've got something, listen now,
this one is real good, you'll see.
We'll find a pony with her mark
of whom we’ll ask her story
and then the secret we will know
of how Cutie Marks come to be
So that finally it will show
how we can get them, one, two, three.

Searching for cutie marks,
singing really loud,
when our cutie marks appear,
won’t we all be proud.

Searching for cutie marks,,
talent comes to light,
three of us will fight the fight
like we tell the crowd.

Searching for cutie marks,,
finding who we are,
never stop our journey
‘til we have our marks!!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXqQIxkJTDk)

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 01:59 PM
"Midnight I haven't heard of. But Lixie is just a selfish -----, really." she scowls.

Someone who looks VERY like Lixie.

"She is? Since when?" Leo seems confused.

Is it SiddieLixie?


YOU WILL TASTE MY LEMON TRIXIEEEEEEEEEE

Giggity.

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-18, 02:08 PM
and since it's close to nightmare night....


Searching for my Cutie mark?
I want it now.
Let's all start.
Perhaps we should search together.
Three of a kind.
help one another.
Now and forever.
Weeee.
La la la la, etc, etc…

Searching for Cutie marks,
talents we will find,
a secret club we will form
with this goal in mind.

First we're going to stay up late
Sew up capes and seek our fate.
with ideas a-plenty
we will get our marks and celebrate.

Wait, I've got a better plan
to fill our flanks in quick time span.
Let's find a creature no one’s seen
and creature catchers we’ll be.

Searching for cutie marks,
creatures in a sack,
tie it up and show it off
just wait ‘til we get back.

The ponies in town and all around,
will see the awesome marks we found,
They'll be so impressed I do declare,
that they will all just stare.
Wheeee..

I say that we rescue chicken
lost in Everfree and then
take her safely back to home,
and cutie marks soon we will see.

What are we doing? Think, now.
If we get ourselves a clubhouse base,
we can plan our adventures
and then earn our marks in quicker pace.

Searching for cutie marks,
drawing up a map,
set up all activities
it will be a snap.

Because Miss Cherrie Lee
is the best teacher we know,
she tells us to be prepared for
our school Talent Show.

She'll be so pleased by our success,
that she'll award us, too, I'll bet,
Perhaps we'll have a great debut,
of our cuties marks too.
YAY!

We're cutie mark crusaders
and we’re searching far and wide.
We do our best to find it
‘til it appears at our side.

I wish your plans weren't so dumb.
I'm not the dumb one.
You're no fun.
Do-do!
Chicken!

I've got something, listen now,
this one is real good, you'll see.
We'll find a pony with her mark
of whom we’ll ask her story
and then the secret we will know
of how Cutie Marks come to be
So that finally it will show
how we can get them, one, two, three.

Searching for cutie marks,
singing really loud,
when our cutie marks appear,
won’t we all be proud.

Searching for cutie marks,,
talent comes to light,
three of us will fight the fight
like we tell the crowd.

Searching for cutie marks,,
finding who we are,
never stop our journey
‘til we have our marks!!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXqQIxkJTDk)
AWESOME!
Did you write this? or did you get it from somewhere else? It brought a smile to me because of nostalgia and the fact that I watched that movie last week.

Kindablue
2011-10-18, 02:14 PM
and since it's close to nightmare night....


Searching for my Cutie mark?
I want it now.
Let's all start.
Perhaps we should search together.
Three of a kind.
help one another.
Now and forever.
Weeee.
La la la la, etc, etc…

Searching for Cutie marks,
talents we will find,
a secret club we will form
with this goal in mind.

First we're going to stay up late
Sew up capes and seek our fate.
with ideas a-plenty
we will get our marks and celebrate.

Wait, I've got a better plan
to fill our flanks in quick time span.
Let's find a creature no one’s seen
and creature catchers we’ll be.

Searching for cutie marks,
creatures in a sack,
tie it up and show it off
just wait ‘til we get back.

The ponies in town and all around,
will see the awesome marks we found,
They'll be so impressed I do declare,
that they will all just stare.
Wheeee..

I say that we rescue chicken
lost in Everfree and then
take her safely back to home,
and cutie marks soon we will see.

What are we doing? Think, now.
If we get ourselves a clubhouse base,
we can plan our adventures
and then earn our marks in quicker pace.

Searching for cutie marks,
drawing up a map,
set up all activities
it will be a snap.

Because Miss Cherrie Lee
is the best teacher we know,
she tells us to be prepared for
our school Talent Show.

She'll be so pleased by our success,
that she'll award us, too, I'll bet,
Perhaps we'll have a great debut,
of our cuties marks too.
YAY!

We're cutie mark crusaders
and we’re searching far and wide.
We do our best to find it
‘til it appears at our side.

I wish your plans weren't so dumb.
I'm not the dumb one.
You're no fun.
Do-do!
Chicken!

I've got something, listen now,
this one is real good, you'll see.
We'll find a pony with her mark
of whom we’ll ask her story
and then the secret we will know
of how Cutie Marks come to be
So that finally it will show
how we can get them, one, two, three.

Searching for cutie marks,
singing really loud,
when our cutie marks appear,
won’t we all be proud.

Searching for cutie marks,,
talent comes to light,
three of us will fight the fight
like we tell the crowd.

Searching for cutie marks,,
finding who we are,
never stop our journey
‘til we have our marks!!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXqQIxkJTDk)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/284/3/0/cmc_halloween_time_by_mickeymonster-d4ciu8o.png (http://mickeymonster.deviantart.com/#/d4ciu8o)

:smallbiggrin:

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-18, 02:14 PM
my cupcakes bring all the colt to the yard
and they're like, it's better than yours
darn right, it's better than yours
I could show you, and party hard

that's the first thing that poped into my head


and since it's close to nightmare night....


Searching for my Cutie mark?
I want it now.
Let's all start.
Perhaps we should search together.
Three of a kind.
help one another.
Now and forever.
Weeee.
La la la la, etc, etc…

Searching for Cutie marks,
talents we will find,
a secret club we will form
with this goal in mind.

First we're going to stay up late
Sew up capes and seek our fate.
with ideas a-plenty
we will get our marks and celebrate.

Wait, I've got a better plan
to fill our flanks in quick time span.
Let's find a creature no one’s seen
and creature catchers we’ll be.

Searching for cutie marks,
creatures in a sack,
tie it up and show it off
just wait ‘til we get back.

The ponies in town and all around,
will see the awesome marks we found,
They'll be so impressed I do declare,
that they will all just stare.
Wheeee..

I say that we rescue chicken
lost in Everfree and then
take her safely back to home,
and cutie marks soon we will see.

What are we doing? Think, now.
If we get ourselves a clubhouse base,
we can plan our adventures
and then earn our marks in quicker pace.

Searching for cutie marks,
drawing up a map,
set up all activities
it will be a snap.

Because Miss Cherrie Lee
is the best teacher we know,
she tells us to be prepared for
our school Talent Show.

She'll be so pleased by our success,
that she'll award us, too, I'll bet,
Perhaps we'll have a great debut,
of our cuties marks too.
YAY!

We're cutie mark crusaders
and we’re searching far and wide.
We do our best to find it
‘til it appears at our side.

I wish your plans weren't so dumb.
I'm not the dumb one.
You're no fun.
Do-do!
Chicken!

I've got something, listen now,
this one is real good, you'll see.
We'll find a pony with her mark
of whom we’ll ask her story
and then the secret we will know
of how Cutie Marks come to be
So that finally it will show
how we can get them, one, two, three.

Searching for cutie marks,
singing really loud,
when our cutie marks appear,
won’t we all be proud.

Searching for cutie marks,,
talent comes to light,
three of us will fight the fight
like we tell the crowd.

Searching for cutie marks,,
finding who we are,
never stop our journey
‘til we have our marks!!
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXqQIxkJTDk)

Fun fact? As I was writing my little song rendition, I was thinking of all the Nightmare Before Christmas ones you did. Excellent work as always, good sir.

Eakin
2011-10-18, 02:14 PM
I just discovered that a Persona 4 anime series has started airing! That's going straight to the top of my "to watch" list after I finish the last episode of Moffat's "Sherlock."

Since linking to a pirated episode would probably be frowned on by mods, I give you guys this instead. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvam3L34FEo)


I actually ninja-ed people? It must be because of my training by Rarity-sensei (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPqs6aRwLjw).

Please, everyone knows Rarity is an archer, not a ninja (http://www.imagedoll.com/show.php/37839_29896-archery-artist-exploding-guy-comic-rarity-scrunchy-scrunchy-face.png.html)

Trixie
2011-10-18, 02:22 PM
YOU WILL TASTE MY LEMON TRIXIEEEEEEEEEE

Oh? You mean it is so...

Sho~ort? http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Darling, I do have some standards, though, if you call beforehoof, maybe I can try to fix this... little issue for you.

Though, maybe you should try Fluttershy first. I'm sure she has more experience dealing with... petit... roosters than I do.

Fallen Angel
2011-10-18, 02:23 PM
:sabine:

Not sure if I want that story in the OP. Also neat thread title.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 02:24 PM
Oh? You mean it is so...

Sho~ort? http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Darling, I do have some standards, though, if you call beforehoof, maybe I can try to fix this... little issue for you.

Though, maybe you should try Fluttershy first. I'm sure she has more experience dealing with... petit... roosters than I do.

*Pffftt...* HAAAHAHAHAHAA! That is hilarious.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 02:30 PM
Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:

"But... You know we don't wear clothes anyways, right? The whole naked thing doesn't change anything."

I know, but it does make it sound worse! You're right, though, we should be doing this clothed instead.


Oh? You mean it is so...

Sho~ort? http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Darling, I do have some standards, though, if you call beforehoof, maybe I can try to fix this... little issue for you.

Though, maybe you should try Fluttershy first. I'm sure she has more experience dealing with... petit... roosters than I do.

Um... I'm starting to think that this lemon isn't really a lemon at all.

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-18, 02:39 PM
Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:


I know, but it does make it sound worse! You're right, though, we should be doing this clothed instead.

"I be wearing a bandanna, does that count?"

As for the rest of you, have some ponies:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/184/152/tumblr_lr4navPRO31qffws7o1_400.gif?1318236517

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/187/736/sleepy_twilight_by_silfoe-d4cz3ew.jpg?1318915685

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/187/743/73005%20-%20ask%20ask_fluttershy_and_pinkie_pie%20fluttersh y%20pinkie_pie.png?1318916176

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/186/882/OMGTOYS.gif?1318742975

tonberrian
2011-10-18, 02:42 PM
...

42 pages of pony behind...

Also, why is everypony crazy Twilight?

Raz_Fox
2011-10-18, 02:43 PM
Oh? You mean it is so...

Sho~ort? http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Darling, I do have some standards, though, if you call beforehoof, maybe I can try to fix this... little issue for you.

Though, maybe you should try Fluttershy first. I'm sure she has more experience dealing with... petit... roosters than I do.

...

Trixie, are you okay? Roosters are not lemons. Lemons are lemons. Roosters are not fruity. They taste like chicken. Lemons do not taste like chicken. Lemons taste like lemons. Lemons are round and yellow and slightly tufty at the edges. Roosters are spiky and red-orange-barnyard and poky at the edges. Only a madpony would confuse lemons and roosters, unless it was really dark and the lemon had feathers taped to it and tried to attack your face when you tried to run off with it so that you could eat it in the forest not that I'm saying I do that of course that's a nasty racial stereotype of us vulpines we eat other things than chickens you know and anyway why would we want to eat roosters we like lemons even though lemons are kind of sour and when I say kind of sour I mean really really sour.

When I say that you will eat the lemon of my hatred, I do not mean that I intend to duct tape a lemon to a rooster and make you eat it. I mean simply that: that you will feel the sour, flammable power of my vengeance. The lemon of my vengeance is, in fact, nuclear-powered and capable of burning entire neighborhoods to the ground. This is the kind of mad genius you have slighted, Trixie - who else would dare use lemons as a weapon of war? AHA! AHAHAHAHAHA! AHAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAHAHAHAAAAAAA!

"I think you broke him again, Trixie. There's something in his brain that just goes *snap* when confronted with cheesy innuendo, you know?

Oh Celestia he's getting into the fruitseller's wagon again stop him before he creates a cantaloupe cannon-"

byaku rai
2011-10-18, 02:47 PM
How much trouble would I be saving myself if I just give in and join the craziness now instead of trying to resist?

Athaniar
2011-10-18, 02:49 PM
If you're on this thread you've already joined the craziness, you just need to realize it.

Trixie
2011-10-18, 02:50 PM
...

I think somepony needs some happiness, and since Irbis did not provide any...


http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fea5fa0fdaf3372cc49ce80651d140c8/71657%20-%20celestia%20trollestia.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/ae85fda1bb6fdfda2d7c3f84a93d6eeb/72193%20-%20meme%20moon%20send_it_to_the_moon%20trollestia. jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f92e531cb776d46e5ca1c6a55097d73a/68118%20-%20computer_meme%20trollestia%20twilight_sparkle.p ng

Titanium Fox
2011-10-18, 02:52 PM
...

Trixie, are you okay? Roosters are not lemons. Lemons are lemons. Roosters are not fruity. They taste like chicken. Lemons do not taste like chicken. Lemons taste like lemons. Lemons are round and yellow and slightly tufty at the edges. Roosters are spiky and red-orange-barnyard and poky at the edges. Only a madpony would confuse lemons and roosters, unless it was really dark and the lemon had feathers taped to it and tried to attack your face when you tried to run off with it so that you could eat it in the forest not that I'm saying I do that of course that's a nasty racial stereotype of us vulpines we eat other things than chickens you know and anyway why would we want to eat roosters we like lemons even though lemons are kind of sour and when I say kind of sour I mean really really sour.

When I say that you will eat the lemon of my hatred, I do not mean that I intend to duct tape a lemon to a rooster and make you eat it. I mean simply that: that you will feel the sour, flammable power of my vengeance. The lemon of my vengeance is, in fact, nuclear-powered and capable of burning entire neighborhoods to the ground. This is the kind of mad genius you have slighted, Trixie - who else would dare use lemons as a weapon of war? AHA! AHAHAHAHAHA! AHAAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAHAHAHAAAAAAA!

"I think you broke him again, Trixie. There's something in his brain that just goes *snap* when confronted with cheesy innuendo, you know?

Oh Celestia he's getting into the fruitseller's wagon again stop him before he creates a cantaloupe cannon-"

Um... R-Raz? You okay there buddy? *Pokes*

Someone confiscate all of the lemons forever. Please. Like, ASAP.


How much trouble would I be saving myself if I just give in and join the craziness now instead of trying to resist?

About five thread's worth of it. :smallbiggrin:

Nameless
2011-10-18, 02:55 PM
...

42 pages of pony behind...

Also, why is everypony crazy Twilight?

It's a reference to the new episode. Everyone decided to bring the extra-crazy to the thread for whatever reason. *points at the last few pages of the last thread*

Also, you guys burn through these threads faster then a match stick to a pony's tail. http://i.imgur.com/NOiOY.png

Uhhhhyup. http://i.imgur.com/gEfq6.png

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 02:55 PM
Um... R-Raz? You okay there buddy? *Pokes*


Be careful where you poke him at. Ponies do strange things when they are poked in their cutie marks!

Mystic Muse
2011-10-18, 02:56 PM
Be careful where you poke him at. Ponies do strange things when they are poked in their cutie marks!

Really? I never knew that. *Avoids poking own cutie mark*

Sweetie Welf
2011-10-18, 02:59 PM
...

42 pages of pony behind...

Also, why is everypony crazy Twilight?

Someone suggested to use crazy Twilight avatars for Halloween. So we did that. Ask Thanqol for a complete set and an avatar.


Why is there Japanese text on the front?

Because if a giant monster wants to trample a city Japan is the place. A well-known fact from the Godzilla movies.


Well then what should you do less? The answer is work. :smallbiggrin:

Wise words.

Raz_Fox
2011-10-18, 03:01 PM
...

I think somepony needs some happiness, and since Irbis did not provide any...


http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fea5fa0fdaf3372cc49ce80651d140c8/71657%20-%20celestia%20trollestia.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/ae85fda1bb6fdfda2d7c3f84a93d6eeb/72193%20-%20meme%20moon%20send_it_to_the_moon%20trollestia. jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f92e531cb776d46e5ca1c6a55097d73a/68118%20-%20computer_meme%20trollestia%20twilight_sparkle.p ng

The hilarity you bring (seriously, that last one was an insta-save the first time I saw it) has taken you off the hook.

For now.

After all, eheheh, I must have time to reload. And to plan. And to set up the Trixie Traps. And to set up the Anti-Trixie-Trapinator-Traps! You will rue the day you insinuated I was intolerant, Trixie, RUE IT!


Um... R-Raz? You okay there buddy? *Pokes*

Someone confiscate all of the lemons forever. Please. Like, ASAP.

Me?

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa421/Ballziggler/29.jpg

I'm just PEACHY.


Be careful where you poke him at. Ponies do strange things when they are poked in their cutie marks!

"I'm a writer! Are you a writer too?"

Eep.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 03:07 PM
Really? I never knew that. *Avoids poking own cutie mark*

Certainly! Watch this: *Pokes Lixie's cutie mark*

(It's from a comic where Twilight Pokes Celestia's cutie mark, which causes her to repeat one of the Pinkestia phrases.)

Neoseanster
2011-10-18, 03:12 PM
...

42 pages of pony behind...

Also, why is everypony crazy Twilight?

Nightmare Night is coming up.

Nightmare Night means it's time for scary things.

Crazy Twilight is awfully disturbing.

Hence, everypony is crazy Twilight. It comes with an optional voice in your head.

A voice that helps to solve your problems!

Pokonic
2011-10-18, 03:20 PM
Nightmare Night is coming up.

Nightmare Night means it's time for scary things.

Crazy Twilight is awfully disturbing.

Hence, everypony is crazy Twilight. It comes with an optional voice in your head.

A voice that helps to solve your problems!

Hey now, not everyone has crazy Twilight in there head. Some people have things far older than even the stars whisper cosmic secrets into there head. Is that not right, master?

Yes.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-18, 03:29 PM
Nightmare Night is coming up.

Nightmare Night means it's time for scary things.

Crazy Twilight is awfully disturbing.

Hence, everypony is crazy Twilight. It comes with an optional voice in your head.

A voice that helps to solve your problems!

We've also got a Pinkamena running around!
I also used magic on Geno until he abandoned his doll and became Mister Smartypants
Also what voices? we don't here any voices!

BlasTech
2011-10-18, 03:35 PM
I haven't had any pony dreams, but I do tend to have strange pony related thought chains when I'm laying in bed waiting for the alarm.

For example this morning I was thinking about the fact that ponies apparently use the same names for days of the week that we do, which led to a thought about the norse names for said days (Wodan's day, Thor's day and the like) which led to a vision of Celestia & Luna posing as the members of the norse pantheon using props, huge fake mustaches, and a variety of amusing hats.

I decided that the whole affair ended when Luna lost the big hammer thingy and the ravens flew away with the eyepatch and the mustache collection.

I don't need dreams, my waking mind is strange enough as is.


There's only one possible response to this:
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/8/30/15e6b51e-0a69-4d96-998c-4f794c5f7cc1.jpg


Assuming they are not, here is my first step to remedying this travesty.
http://imgur.com/a/WcJcG#1

Any ideas on cutie marks for them?

Elan: Banjo
Roy: The Green Hilt
Haley: Bag of gold and coins
Durkon: Thor's hammer and/or a beer
Vaarsuvius: A Doily
Belkar: I'll go with the blood soaked daggers suggestion above.


Hmm...


Oh and relevant to the thread title (has it been posted yet?):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/2d2b1d850a94b5218083f874ad0170ef/72960%20-%20Goddess_Empress_Of_Ponykind%20armor%20artist%3A equestria-prevails%20god_emperor%20god_empress%20lauren_faus t%20lauren_faust_is_best_pony%20meta%20oc%20warham mer_40k.png


All hail the god-empress Faust! Hugs for the Hug God, Muffins for the Muffin Throne!


...

42 pages of pony behind...

Also, why is everypony crazy Twilight?

Welcome back tonberrian!

Don't worry, we're not ALL crazy Twilight :smallwink:

Some of us are Crazy Luna!, completely normal!

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 03:37 PM
Midnight's Great Big Cuddlepile:


I know, but it does make it sound worse! You're right, though, we should be doing this clothed instead.

"But that would just make it naughtier."

Gamerlord
2011-10-18, 03:38 PM
@OOTS as ponies: I think they already have been ponified. Remember that big ponytar banner we sent EqD in ye olden days of pony thread?

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-18, 03:54 PM
Midnight's Cuddle Pile


So at school today I spent a lot of time thinking about that pony in priest's robes. I'm going to re-describe him in the following spoiler. He isn't wearing robes so much as an old, tattered, hooded coat, that gives off a faintly priestly (?) air. Around his neck his a faintly glowing old necklace. He's light grey-ish blue. His mane is black and stringy, giving him a slightly off balance look. This is not helped by eyes, which are quite small for a ponies.
Oh my gosh! You ponies must all be mind-controlled! The pony looks at Midnight. I see what your up to, you diabolical succubus! Your going to eat their souls, and then possibly eat their bodies as well! Well, it's not going to happen today! Although his words are confident, he gives off an aura of nervousness and manic excitement.

@Trixie: Hooooooo, that's a lot of innuendo. And I'm on a list! I'm accounted for! This is truly a matter of celebration.

Neoseanster
2011-10-18, 04:02 PM
@OOTS as ponies: I think they already have been ponified. Remember that big ponytar banner we sent EqD in ye olden days of pony thread?

Indeed so, AlterForm reposted it earlier.


Hrmm, where was it...

*rummaging in Dropbox*

Ah, here (http://dl.dropbox.com/s/e1qtvy3w3cduzjv/BANNER2ROW.png)it is. Left side, top row.

(WARNING: SUPER HUGE)

Or, if you prefer it in gallery form (http://db.tt/3nxusEp).

[EDIT]: Of course, don't take that to mean the project shouldn't be undertaken. Always nice to see more artists roundabouts...

Dirtbag
2011-10-18, 04:03 PM
Here's the Crazy Twilight Avatars (http://imgur.com/a/oPXJP) now on Imgur cause it's pretty.

Also because my photobucket was a mess.

And since nopony responded to the ponymotes post I'll take that as nopony cares, so I'll drop that.

Geno9999
2011-10-18, 04:04 PM
We've also got a Pinkamena running around!
I also used magic on Geno until he abandoned his doll and became Mister Smartypants
Also what voices? we don't here any voices!
Mr. Genopants
"Speaking of which, have I told anypony of how AWESOME I am? Because it's true.
Also, @Twilight Sparkle, it's tuesday, have you sent that letter yet?

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-18, 04:07 PM
All I can remember from the other one is that Spike was a lich, and that I awoke with a nagging feeling that Bleakbane was to blame.

I'd whistle innocently, except I can't1.



Though there was those pictures, waaaay back of Lich Celestia and Lich Twilight... Lich Spike makes sense in that context. And would also be awesome.

(And a welcome chance from all the vampire adaptions of everything; I'm sure I've seen at least one or two even in MLP fanfics, though nothing like the amount in say, HP or Naruto. Sometimes I wish I had the energy to write fanfic, just so I could write a, say, Naruto fanfic where all the good guys are Liches and totally shiv up the bad guys plot by being Liches, as a light-non-hearted antidote to all the vampire fics...)



1That's a Bleakbane thing, not a Lich thing, by-the-by; couldn't do it alive, so can't do it dead. (Or more accurately, "will not spend the time to work out how to when dead.")

Gamerlord
2011-10-18, 04:07 PM
Indeed so, AlterForm reposted it earlier.
Blargh, sorry, did not notice. I just skimmed the past few pages.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-18, 04:12 PM
Re: Dungeons (in the place you were banished to) and Dragons: I read the part about dragons on the moon and immediately thought "Dude! Ponies + Dragonmech!" :smallbiggrin:
DO IT BRONY


heres one for you Lix

http://twentypercentcooler.net/data/a6/a6/a6a6cb65297adb677caf77ec5b3350bc.png?1318942050
LIKE. Like lots. I need some way of showing how much I li-
(facepalm)
http://twentypercentcooler.net/data/a6/a6/a6a6cb65297adb677caf77ec5b3350bc.png?1318942050


"She is? Since when?" Leo seems confused.

Is it SiddieLixie?
"Oh yeah. You show her some kind of nightmare moon or discord or desus level threat and watch her not stop it. Selfish ---- won't interrupt her little fantasy world to actually do any good." she says caustically.

Mmmnope. That's one type of exalt down.


...

42 pages of pony behind...
(snicker)


"I think you broke him again, Trixie. There's something in his brain that just goes *snap* when confronted with cheesy innuendo, you know?

Oh Celestia he's getting into the fruitseller's wagon again stop him before he creates a cantaloupe cannon-"
(Doesn't stop him)
I wanna see a cantaloupe cannon!


Certainly! Watch this: *Pokes Lixie's cutie mark*

(It's from a comic where Twilight Pokes Celestia's cutie mark, which causes her to repeat one of the Pinkestia phrases.)
"HI! Would you like a cuddle?!"


Midnight's Cuddle Pile


So at school today I spent a lot of time thinking about that pony in priest's robes. I'm going to re-describe him in the following spoiler. He isn't wearing robes so much as an old, tattered, hooded coat, that gives off a faintly priestly (?) air. Around his neck his a faintly glowing old necklace. He's light grey-ish blue. His mane is black and stringy, giving him a slightly off balance look. This is not helped by eyes, which are quite small for a ponies.
Oh my gosh! You ponies must all be mind-controlled! The pony looks at Midnight. I see what your up to, you diabolical succubus! Your going to eat their souls, and then possibly eat their bodies as well! Well, it's not going to happen today! Although his words are confident, he gives off an aura of nervousness and manic excitement.
"...if you hurt my student I will end you." says Faith, mostly being ignored due to the undignified position at the bottom of the cuddlepile.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-18, 04:19 PM
"...if you hurt my student I will end you." says Faith, mostly being ignored due to the undignified position at the bottom of the cuddlepile.

Midnight's Cuddle Pile
My God! You trained her? You must be some sort of... extreme succubus! The pony starts fervently reaching into his coat-robe thing. Don't panic, don't panic, you can do this, you can do this... he mutters to himself.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-18, 04:28 PM
"HI! Would you like a cuddle?!"

Cuddles Accepted:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b04d535eb6fc701e2f9ce2f80f2c9c34/10598%20-%20celestia%20challenge_accepted%20meme.JPG

Yes, I did set this up just for that lame joke.

Raz_Fox
2011-10-18, 04:28 PM
-A Variety Of Unponylike Terms-

Miss Trixie:

If you will allow me to be frankly honest, for a moment, without my usual straight-faced facetiousness, I will explain to you the lapse in my normal, manic self. I find no pleasure in such rude, primal wordplay, Miss Trixie - indeed, it seems to me, personally, to be a repulsive thing, unworthy of being spoken. I would beg of you, though I know that you have little regard for me, and perhaps view me as a cruel and mocking traitor, to cease in your efforts to turn what is meant as a merry, innocent jape into the humor of the vulgar adolescent. There is nothing in such humor that would warrant its inclusion in this thread, in my eyes - but, since the beginning of tyranny is always well-intentioned, I bite back my poisoned words when my fellow pony-lovers insinuate and tease each other; it is not my station to decree to them what they may or may not do. That is where the line ends, however, and I must forcefully request that you refrain from such usage of the language when addressing my own ill-conceived jests, however weak and paltry they may be.

I understand that expecting ponies to understand my own desires before I make them known is an exercise in futility, and quite unbecoming of a gentleman, and so I request with all possible courtesy that you cease. This is a place where friends, banded together under the common cause that is Faust's Friendship is Magic, can gather together and converse, and acting in a way that makes one's fellow brothers and sisters here so discomfited that they consider leaving and not returning for some time - if at all - is most unbecoming, once the consequences of one's actions have been revealed to oneself. I must admit that I, in the past, have been extremely guilty of such behavior that rankled the feathers of honored DBC, and others I am sure besides, and for such behavior I have sought to atone myself and act in a manner that is conducive to our common bonds of friendship. I must ask, Miss Trixie, that you do the same.

And, I pray, do not let the animosity that has come between us color your decision, do not let the fact that you regard me as a nuisance blind you to the reason that we are here in the same thread, under a common cause. If my worst enemy begged me, here, to cease in a behavior that distressed him, I would do so out of a deep respect - not for him, it must be said, but for the spirit of this show, of the heart and soul of this phenomena that we have all experienced. I am willing to release the heavy burdens of the past between us if you are also so inclined; though I believe that we may not truly be friends, at least let us not be enemies.

-Raz

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-18, 04:30 PM
Miss Trixie:

If you will allow me to be frankly honest, for a moment, without my usual straight-faced facetiousness, I will explain to you the lapse in my normal, manic self. I find no pleasure in such rude, primal wordplay, Miss Trixie - indeed, it seems to me to be a repulsive thing, unworthy of being spoken, the detritus of an ill-exercised mind. I would beg of you, though I know that you have little regard for me, and perhaps view me as a cruel and mocking traitor, to cease in your efforts to turn what is meant as a merry, innocent jape into the humor of the adolescent who is so pleased at their daring to hint at forbidden concepts without actually invoking the words that they now know. There is nothing in such so-called humor that would warrant its inclusion in this thread, in my eyes - but, since the beginning of tyranny is always well-intentioned, I bite back my poisoned words when my fellow pony-lovers insinuate and tease each other. That is where the line ends, however, and I must forcefully request that you refrain from such usage of the language when addressing my own ill-conceived jests.

I understand that expecting ponies to understand my own desires before I make them known is an exercise in futility, and quite unbecoming of a gentleman - a difference between us, perhaps? - and so I request with all the courtesy that I do not expect in return that you cease in your quite unponylike behavior. This is a place where friends, banded together under the common cause that is Faust's Friendship is Magic, can gather together and converse, and acting in a way that makes one's fellow brothers and sisters here so discomfited that they consider leaving and not returning for some time - if at all - is most unbecoming, once the consequences of one's actions have been revealed to oneself. I must admit that I, in the past, have been guilty of such behavior that rankled the feathers of honored DBC, and others I am sure besides, and for such behavior I have sought to atone myself and act in a manner that is conducive to our common bonds of friendship. I must ask, Miss Trixie, whether you are willing to do the same.

And, I pray, do not let the animosity that has come between us color your decision, do not let the fact that we are foes in many respects blind you to the reason that we are here in the same thread, under a common cause. If my worst enemy begged me, here, to cease in a behavior that distressed him, I would do so out of a deep respect - not for him, it must be said, but for the spirit of this show, of the heart and soul of this phenomena that we have all experienced. I am willing to release the heavy burdens of the past between us if you are also so inclined; though I believe that we may not truly be friends, at least let us not be enemies. For to intentionally attack one's enemy, to belittle him with vague words and passive assaults, to act in a certain way for the express purpose of spiting him, is to break the laws and ordinances of this forum, and even though there is little love lost between us, I would not wish even that to befall you.

-Raz

...

How long did you spend composing that, man? And did you use a thesaurus?

I agree with with sentiment expressed in the above post.

DeadManSleeping
2011-10-18, 04:33 PM
Flutterpumpkin is now lit. I wish I had a real camera with which to capture the glory. You're stuck with my iPhone.

1 (http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/5483/img0223ac.jpg)
2 (http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/2513/img0224cse.jpg)
3 (http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3561/img0225sfy.jpg)

Pokonic
2011-10-18, 04:34 PM
All hail the god-empress Faust! Hugs for the Hug God, Muffins for the Muffin Throne!

But... if Faust is the god-empress, than what is chaos...

Oh. My. Celestia.

Chaos is c/o! The prophecy is true! :smalleek:

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 04:50 PM
1That's a Bleakbane thing, not a Lich thing, by-the-by; couldn't do it alive, so can't do it dead. (Or more accurately, "will not spend the time to work out how to when dead.")

Have you considered that whistling at Lix might cause her to blush and run away from you?


"Oh yeah. You show her some kind of nightmare moon or discord or desus level threat and watch her not stop it. Selfish ---- won't interrupt her little fantasy world to actually do any good." she says caustically.

Mmmnope. That's one type of exalt down.

"Those are threats that most worlds can handle themselves. Doing it for them will just leave them unprepared for when they must defend themselves."

Clearly not a Lunar... Abyssal or Infernal?


"...if you hurt my student I will end you." says Faith, mostly being ignored due to the undignified position at the bottom of the cuddlepile.


Midnight's Cuddle Pile
My God! You trained her? You must be some sort of... extreme succubus! The pony starts fervently reaching into his coat-robe thing. Don't panic, don't panic, you can do this, you can do this... he mutters to himself.

[COLOR="Orange"]"I can help with this... With your permission Midnight, Lix?"

Raz_Fox
2011-10-18, 04:54 PM
...

How long did you spend composing that, man? And did you use a thesaurus?

http://i.imgur.com/PE1cr.jpg

I am a thesaurus! And still on the diction high from consuming a larger portion of Paradise Lost than is technically safe.

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 04:56 PM
http://i.imgur.com/PE1cr.jpg

I am a thesaurus! And still on the diction high from consuming a larger portion of Paradise Lost than is technically safe.

Please tell me you swear like DBZ Abridged Gohan. :smallbiggrin:

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-18, 04:57 PM
"I can help with this... With your permission Midnight, Lix?"

Midnight's cuddle pile
Wait a second... just how many of you are in that pile anyway! The pony looks vaguely disconcerted as he pulls out metal canister.

Kris Strife
2011-10-18, 05:03 PM
Midnight's cuddle pile
Wait a second... just how many of you are in that pile anyway! The pony looks vaguely disconcerted as he pulls out metal canister.

OOC answer
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/235/3/5/over_9000_by_unitoone-d47n9r7.png

Also, Leo's just sort of there offering to get Midnight away from the crazy Twilights, he's not actually in the cuddle pile.

I'm going to wait for Lix and Esper to respond before I say anything ICly, just had to get that in. :smallwink:

Unrelated, what's the color code for the spoiler boxes?