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Trixie
2011-10-22, 04:16 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.96
Double 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!
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erikun
2011-10-22, 04:18 PM
*hugs to Trixie for the new thread*

First, there 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 will, however, resist the urge to make some from episode 4 until next week.

And now, I've read through the thread and re-watched the episode. Here are my followup S2e4 thoughts.
I can see why people are liking the episode. Zecora played a rather large roll, and had a healthy chunk of screentime, which is pretty neat given that she's been mostly absent since Bridle Gossip. Plus, zebra magic. Luna, of course. Pip is awesome, and I hope they keep him around. Pinkie Pie was pretty big in this episode as well, and we get another facet of her personality. (She's one who enjoys having fun, rather than someone who laughs regardless of situation.)

This was definitely an episode I needed to watch twice to enjoy it, though. My first viewing, I was under the impression that the only covered the kids running and screaming and didn't really resolve how the older ponies reacted, but watching it again I can see that a lot of them looked curious or confused every time Luna wandered off; it seems like they were just treating her actions like part of a grand act.

Mr. and Mrs. Cake as Raggedy Ann and Andy was cute. They seem like just the pair that would do that, too.

I do wonder if Celestia gave Luna an intimidating coach and Nightmare Night-dressed guards to unknowingly play up the scary!Luna angle. It certainly wouldn't be outside of her personality to intentionally do so as a friendship lesson.


Episode 4:

Yellow pony in the back with the tall black and white hair.
Aha, thanks for that. I didn't catch her in the first viewing; heck, I would have missed Sweetie Belle if she wasn't standing right next to Scootaloo in one scene.


Non Luna E4
Is it just me or is Fluttershy stealing every scene she's in this season?
I didn't think so; Fluttershy was pretty minor in this episode. If anyone stole that scene, it would be Pinkie Pie.

Also, one last thing:
http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/3794/unledaur.png
I see what you did there; slipping in an Appleloosa Lyra in the background there. I might be inclined to say it Lyra herself, except that she is clearly the mummy.

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6701/unledzlr.png

I wonder if this means that Lyra does have an unusually large extended family. :smalltongue:

Also, any ideas who this might be?
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/1353/unledtwj.png

Deadly
2011-10-22, 04:20 PM
NEW THREAD! ... yay http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png

Episode 4
Re-watching the episode I came to think that Luna's first speech was actually quite nice and well performed. She obviously wanted to make a grand and impressing entrance to kick off her favorite night, how sad that it didn't work out for her.

Geno9999
2011-10-22, 04:20 PM
*long sniff*
Ahh, that new thread smell.

Shadowy
2011-10-22, 04:21 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.


And part two of Midnight vs the free press:
Wait! it needs furthe-
Too late!

Whadda:

It was a perfect night for observing the library. The stars were up, it was lovely and warm, and even the normal inhabitant of the bushes was out at a recital, so I manged to get the best spot for observation. As a result of this, Whadda has decided to speak in the third-pony when announcing her plans to pull out her binoculars and hunker down.

….............................

No results. Whadda has to pack it in just before dawn, but she knows that her persistence shall be rewarded! Whadda is now going to save her third-pony perspective to avoid creeping out the ponies at the newsstable.

…......................................
Whadda is back for another night of dedicated watching towards her goal of finding this unofficial library contributer! Although I am hoping to find the library bandit tonight because the weather team does have a thunder storm planned later tonight. Combined with the fact that there’s no recital tonight....

…...................................

That was the most miserable night of Whadda’s entire life. She is now soaking wet and will have to go to work like this! At least Whadda has gotten most of the mud off herself and dried off her hat. Most of the scratches were superficial anyway. “Whadda has now decided to obtain a hot drink at the newsstabl-” Whadda announced aloud, before having her speech cut off by the greatest thing Whadda has ever seen in her long and varied career of reporting. The most perfect, beautiful, and snow-white pegasus that Whadda has ever seen stood, buying a copy of “Trotter” of the newsstable. “Careful Whadda, you know how many celebrity ponies are actually horrible under those looks.” Whadda mumbled under her breath, but apparently not quiet enough as the pegasus turned, amazingly of course, towards Whadda with the newspaper wrapped under one wing and said “Eh? I didn’t quite catch that.” She said in a voice, like to all that could hear it was a melody of angels. “What’s your name?” She asked, taking Whadda by surprise. “Whadda Scoops the reporter has decided to state her name to the pegasus as being Whadda Scoops!” Was what my mouth fired off before my brain had a chance to intervene. An awkward moment passed slowly. “You’ve got only one chance to impress her so get it right!” I mentally screamed at myself. But what was a smooth, innocuous comment that would impress her, obviously a mare of the greatest taste and sensibilities?

Then my keen reporter’s eyes scanned over her and my pupils widened in shock. I knew what I had to do. “I’m reporting on the story of library bandit you know. So, how was the library last night?” I said as it were the most normal thing in Equestria, to the greatest of my ability while a living dream was in my presense. I noticed her reaction, her complete freezing with the smile still on her lips, that only confirmed further what I knew. “I.....Don't know what you’re talking about,” She said quickly, with a voice that sounded better then an orchestra of angels. “Why would you possibly think that?” I hated to push her like this, but even beauty to launch a thousand ships must take second place to the truth. “Well, as I’ve been in hideout last night there’s a numerous amount of clues. Firstly, your wings are still sligthly wet, you’ve done a good job on drying them, but they still have a slight fluff. Secondly, on your hooves are a combination of grass with the slight magical tint that comes from being near a concentration of magic, which only exists in two places in ponyville and if you’d been seeing Zecora, somepony would’ve brought it to me. Thirdly ,there were a variety of other clues, slight tells on your part when I mentioned it but most importantly, I saw a white feather caught in the window sill last night.”
Seeing her clear discomfort at the masterful summary of the facts was obviously causing her some distress, and what lady of undeafeatable beauty wouldn’t be distressed at these facts? So I decided to wrap it up quickly. “With all these facts in place I’m afraid there is only one conclusion I can bring from this.” I paused, dramatically pointing a hoof at this paragon of everything beautiful and said “You might have seen the bandit!”

Midnight:
“So then what happened?” “She had to go to work, so she scheduled an interview for noon. But enough of that, how’s your day going?” “Well, your most recent manuscript is really good but....” I lower my voice slightly for empathsis as I recited Momma Luna’s letter. “But at least it’s only for a week.” “That sounds like a really mean things for your mother to do.” “I suppose the situation’s desperate, But I can deal with it. How bad could it be?” The town clock then rang twelve times. “I suppose you’re right. Good luck!” “See you later.” I said, trotting away. Mulling over my last words, “How bad could it be?” I repeated to reassure myself, heading towards the town hall. My question was swiftly answered when I saw the upper-most window break in the town hall, observed as something flew towards me, and was surprised when the mayor landed on top of me.

SaintRidley
2011-10-22, 04:22 PM
Been so long since I was on page 1 of a pony thread.

I approve of the title choice.

Diego Havoc
2011-10-22, 04:23 PM
Yay! First page of a new thread!

...

Needs more pony!

Have some beautiful Rarity!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a9500324ec6dada6a88473fe35f4058e/74077%20-%20artist%3Aladyamaltea%20dress%20rarity.jpg

And some Dinky and Derpy!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/7241114c1a1c0d9579cfab95b84658c9/74101%20-%20artist%3Aequestria-prevails%20derpy_hooves%20dinky_hooves%20muffin%20 science%21.jpg

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 04:26 PM
Welcomest... I mean, welcome to the new thread, everypony!

I will open with images of famous country music singers (Joke-related (not plot) EP4 spoilers):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/Gandalf600ppx.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fe/Dumbledore_and_Elder_Wand.JPGhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/MerlinDisney.gifhttp://www.wowpedia.org/images/c/cf/Khadgar_Comic_Closeup.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/Elminster_rom.JPG

otakuryoga
2011-10-22, 04:31 PM
UMMMM, you missed an X there Trixie...





Oh, and Lauren Faust discusses something about ep4:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8095021281f44f0ba2682e394f777aa3/74836%20-%20lauren_faust%20word_of_faust.PNG
O Lord...that woulda been just THE
WORST
POSSIBLE
THING

Pinkuna

regarding Applebloom
I loved the attention to detail on her... even her BOW had Frankenstein stitch lines across it

and i will put this out there now for gits and shiggles

My Little Pony XXX: Ships for the Shipping Goddess
should be something to do with ships/shipping anyway...

Lix Lorn
2011-10-22, 04:35 PM
This is secret, but fun. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur4AeawJSTw&feature=player_embedded#!)
...I approve.


Ep4:

ZECORA USED MAGIC! ZECORA USED MAGIC!
Huh? Why is that important? That's-
OH GOD SHE DID

Lixie's thoughts:
I loved it! While watching, I wondered why Celestia hadn't fixed it, but it seems to me like it's entirely IC that Celestia would let Luna work it out herself.
Alternatively, she didn't realise cause this is pretty much Princess Luna's first encounter with normal ponies.

...huh. No Rarity. I hadn't noticed. ._.

Pip is adorable. Luna is awesome.

I like what they did with Luna-it seems like there's a part of every fanon of her.
EvilLuna-Costume, scariness.
Woona-Listen to her insecurity and wanting friends!
NerdyLuna-(gets the costume)
TrollLuna-Dat Wink.


I actually got to watch it! =D

ep 4
Luna uses magic much more freely than her sister. :smallconfused: maybe that's from spending a thousand years on the moon? Nice effects, although the implications of being able to summon stormclouds/lightning at will could probably put the pegasi out of business.
Maybe she can'[t get rid of them?


Ep. 4 Spoilertastic Spoilers:
You do realize though that this will entail a flood of Twiluna shipping...

Oddly enough, I'm ok with that...
Me too. xD


episode
Twilight-- have a bit of a problem with her...always been so respectful/fearful of Celestia(ONO i missed a letter, off to magic kindergarten for me!(after this complete Psychotic break)--I'll be thrown in the dungeon, or banished, or banished and thrown in a dungeon in the place im banished to)
but with Luna?--- I will LECTURE her!... she even walks up and POKES her in the chest
Luna is a princess, but she's not her TEACHER.


S2E4:


I thought that immediately, as well.

My next thought was "damn you ponythread, and especially you, Lix! This is all your fault!!!!"

...

...

I also thought that when Luna was hugging Fluttershy. Blast you.

*shakes fist at ponythread*
Trollololololol


Spoilers? Better safe than sorry!
Man, as SOON as the spoiler window is over, I vote we have a talk-like-archaic-Luna day! It would be hamtastically fun!
SO VERY SECONDED


E4 related
I agree with thou! Let it be done!

(And mayhapse such wise sages as mando knight can correcteth us when we do falter in our proper grammer - lest we driveth him to the bin of loonies henceforth!)

Indeed, methinks our great comrades Raz-Fox and Thanqol, in high example, should haveth great affinity for speech so loquacious!

I'm pretty sure you just murdered the correct grammer, chief.

...

*sigh* With sureity, you didst just murder the correctness of thine grammer, O chief.
...poor, poor Hopereaver. She has to put up with so much. xD

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 04:36 PM
O Lord...that woulda been just THE
WORST
POSSIBLE
THING

Pinkuna

regarding Applebloom
I loved the attention to detail on her... even her BOW had Frankenstein stitch lines across it
Episode 4
Where was Applebloom, exactly?

otakuryoga
2011-10-22, 04:39 PM
Episode 4
Where was Applebloom, exactly?

mostly in the later crowd of young ones group shots
look for the Bride of Frankenstein costume

Kindablue
2011-10-22, 04:39 PM
Episode 4
Where was Applebloom, exactly?
Episode 4:
Back of the group. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWkZ4rbAtP0#t=13m45s)

Neoseanster
2011-10-22, 04:42 PM
Just reposting from the last page of the last thread:

Done and all caught up with the thread... I think... egad. I had gotten 3/4ths of the way through writing this, got sidetracked, came back, and found four more pages waiting for me.

Ep4:
I loved it, I was grinning or laughing almost the whole time. No Rarity was too bad (I kept looking for her every time we got near the apple bobbing, as per the leaked and apparently scrapped image from last week), and as every other poster has pointed out, everypony forgetting what happened in the pilot was a little plot hole-y... but overall, I was still very entertained.

I'm happy with Luna as she was portrayed, but I think I'd have actually liked a /little/ more of meek Luna slipped in there. Just a little, though.


Cuddlefort
*Nightmare giggles softly, giving Inkblot gentle nuzzles, her mane giving the nervous stallion cuddles!

"Silly pony, of course I'm not going to turn anypony into a newt or anything like that. This is Cuddlefort, we don't do things like that here!"

If what she is doing now is an illusion, it's the most convincing illusion ever.

"To answer your question, yeah, there are two of us. Midnight, and myself. It's a very long story, but to put it simply, I'm the last bits of Nightmare Moon that survived after Luna was purified, and I transferred to Midnight. It's okay, though, I'm a good pony though!" She looks over at the guard, and smiles. "So, there's nothing you need to worry about either. Why don't you join in the cuddlefort? It really is a lot of fun."

She then turns her attention to Lyra, and lets out a bit of a sigh, but her tail starts cuddling Lyra, stroking her in the same places that Midnight had done before.

"Really, I don't understand, Twilight will never be yours, and you have a perfectly good mare waiting for you. C'mon, give it up, go back and cuddle with some ponies. Wasn't that much more fun than hiding in the bushes?"

Her eyes glance briefly at Flashpoint. He's far enough away to not be able to hear what he's talking about, but he does seem to be acting a little strangely, so she's going to keep an eye on him unless he causes problems!

Fortresses Which Are Constructed Primarily Of Pillows, and a brief interlude into Inkblot's thoughts
"Oh. Just the two of you... the last remnants of Nightmare Moon. Right. That's... reassuring. I'm glad you're a good pony now."

As he is cuddled and caressed, Inkblot mentally considers his predicament. "Well, this is certainly a fine mess you've gotten yourself into... if what she is doing now is an illusion, it's the most convincing illusion ever. Either Midnight really is posessed by this thing, or it's an even worse case of multiple personalities than I thought, and she's using her apparently-very-powerful unicorn magic to shapeshift... I suppose it doesn't make a great difference right now just which, but what can I do now? What would... what would Sigmane Freud do?"

He thinks back to his days speaking in the library with the renowned professor in Canterlot, furrowing his brow as an image of the grizzled gray stallion appears in his imagination, his flank branded with a cutie mark of a cigar. He considers the situation, then speaks, with an air of great authority... "Obviously, ze patient iz suffering from a sort of dementia, perhapz brought on by certain urges zat were left over from her younger years. What you are experienzing now is what is called transference, when the patient projects her feelingz for a figure in her earlier life onto ze therapist; you clearly remind her of her father, and her affection indicates--" "Uh, Professor?" Yez, what iz it? Why are you interrupting? "She claims to have three mothers. One of them is a goddess." "Oh. Well, zat iz most unusual. I've got nothing, you're on your own. Perhapz you are ze crazy one!"

Inkblot mentally huffs. The old coot did have some decent ideas, and it paved the way for many further great developments in his field, but as often as not, he really didn't have the slightest what he was talking about... Inkblot often secretly suspected that he was making it up as he went along. Asking Midnight to write down her dreams and to free associate wasn't going to do any good here and now; he'd need to puzzle this one out on his own.

He's taken from his thoughts, blinking a bit as he glances between Lyra and Nightmare. "Uh... does she have a crush on your-- one of your moms? Erm, nevermind. So, uh, there are two of you. And... you're not evil. How's that work? Can you both hear me? How, uh, how do you change back and forth? Why are you green now?" He pauses, realizing just how many questions he just asked. "Uh, sorry. I don't mean to be rude... it's just, you know. Kind of... weird. Not that weird has to be bad..." Inkblot trails off, flinching a bit again.

This one took me longer to write... *psych major, clearly doesn't at all channel this into his roleplay* I had the idea of Sigmane while driving earlier, and just /had/ to somehow incorporate him, even if just as a brief gag. :P Anyhow, though.

Eee, thread's almost gone. I don't have real input on the name... "spoilers have been doubled" is nice.

Deadly
2011-10-22, 04:46 PM
Ponythread! I need your help!

I would appreciate any and all suggestions on this silly idea for a fic involving Twilight and Luna fighting over DJ Pon-3. Shipping, obviously. Here's what I have in mind:

First the current brief summary (needs work):


At a grand party featuring the noted DJ Pon-3, Twilight Sparkle and Princess Luna discover that they have something in common besides a love of loud music, a certain somepony they both very much desire. The royal city of Canterlot will never be the same again as the Princess of the Night and the Sun Regent's personal protegé go horn to horn in the Magical Match of the Millennium.

So Twilight is off to see her secret crush, DJ Pon-3, perform in Canterlot, and during the party she and Luna somehow clash when they both try to win Vinyl's heart. To settle it, Luna challenges Twilight (in front of everypony) to a magical duel (in "proper" knightly manner) in the streets of Canterlot. Vinyl is to be the judge, and she happily goes along with it for the sheer epic fun of it.

So what I haven't quite figured out: How, during the party, would Twilight and Luna end up finding out that they're both after the same pony? They're probably in a large crowd, with loud music. What happens to get them in each others' manes?

After that, what challenges will the match consist of? Should be something completely crazy, something that will be remembered for a long time by the residents of Canterlot and maybe give Celestia something to wake up to. Feel free to suggest things that may be... disgraceful. Dirty tricks, things that could and will get ugly, anything at all. In the streets of Canterlot. Maybe it starts out as a simple duel, but Twilight realizes that she's outmatched and needs to play it smart/dirty?

Who do you root for? Who should win, and how?

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 04:48 PM
More random EP4 thoughts
I do wonder what the deal is with Luna's bat-pegasi. Just an illusion/transmutation spell, or some kind of unique moon pegasi?

byaku rai
2011-10-22, 04:55 PM
More random EP4 thoughts
I do wonder what the deal is with Luna's bat-pegasi. Just an illusion/transmutation spell, or some kind of unique moon pegasi?

Maybe they're specially bred for her or something? :smallconfused:

Yeah, I got nothing.

Woo new thread! *goes back to lurking*

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-22, 04:57 PM
Ponythread! I need your help!

I would appreciate any and all suggestions on this silly idea for a fic involving Twilight and Luna fighting over DJ Pon-3. Shipping, obviously. Here's what I have in mind:

First the current brief summary (needs work):



So Twilight is off to see her secret crush, DJ Pon-3, perform in Canterlot, and during the party she and Luna somehow clash when they both try to win Vinyl's heart. To settle it, Luna challenges Twilight (in front of everypony) to a magical duel (in "proper" knightly manner) in the streets of Canterlot. Vinyl is to be the judge, and she happily goes along with it for the sheer epic fun of it.

So what I haven't quite figured out: How, during the party, would Twilight and Luna end up finding out that they're both after the same pony? They're probably in a large crowd, with loud music. What happens to get them in each others' manes?

After that, what challenges will the match consist of? Should be something completely crazy, something that will be remembered for a long time by the residents of Canterlot and maybe give Celestia something to wake up to. Feel free to suggest things that may be... disgraceful. Dirty tricks, things that could and will get ugly, anything at all. In the streets of Canterlot. Maybe it starts out as a simple duel, but Twilight realizes that she's outmatched and needs to play it smart/dirty?

Who do you root for? Who should win, and how?

My only thought is go "epic plottwist (no, not like that you perverts) and have Vinyl already in a relationship with X" (the fanon answer would be Octavia). Though in reality this is probably a stupid idea.

More random EP4 thoughts
I do wonder what the deal is with Luna's bat-pegasi. Just an illusion/transmutation spell, or some kind of unique moon pegasi?

Magic, a la Shadowbolts? I'm sure Luna has enough magical ability/strength to do that without Nightmare Moon.

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 04:57 PM
Maybe they're specially bred for her or something? :smallconfused:

Yeah, I got nothing.

Woo new thread! *goes back to lurking*
How would you breed bat-pegasi... no, no, I don't want to think about that. No.

erikun
2011-10-22, 04:59 PM
More random EP4 thoughts
I do wonder what the deal is with Luna's bat-pegasi. Just an illusion/transmutation spell, or some kind of unique moon pegasi?
S2e4 response:
I'm assuming they are just regular pegasuses dressed up for Nightmare Night, possibly with some fancy Canterlot magic to change the appearance of their wings. Given how Equestria works, I wouldn't be surprised if the royal guard was required to dress up for work that night.

I'm not putting it past Celestia, either, for her to ask them to dress that way specifically to increase Luna's intimidation factor upon arriving in Ponyville.


This does bring up an interenstion question. Most unicorns only have magic that relates directly to their special talent. The pegasuses's wings were likely magic'd up. Does that mean that there might be a unicorn out there whose special talent is making Nightmare Night decorations?

Hmm, pegasuses's. That's a lot of S's.

Deadly
2011-10-22, 04:59 PM
My only thought is go "epic plottwist (no, not like that you perverts) and have Vinyl already in a relationship with X" (the fanon answer would be Octavia). Though in reality this is probably a stupid idea.

Not necessarily a bad idea. Could work so that in the end none of them win, and Vinyl was just having some fun on their behalf.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-22, 05:01 PM
Ponythread! I need your help!

I would appreciate any and all suggestions on this silly idea for a fic involving Twilight and Luna fighting over DJ Pon-3. Shipping, obviously. Here's what I have in mind:

First the current brief summary (needs work):



So Twilight is off to see her secret crush, DJ Pon-3, perform in Canterlot, and during the party she and Luna somehow clash when they both try to win Vinyl's heart. To settle it, Luna challenges Twilight (in front of everypony) to a magical duel (in "proper" knightly manner) in the streets of Canterlot. Vinyl is to be the judge, and she happily goes along with it for the sheer epic fun of it.

So what I haven't quite figured out: How, during the party, would Twilight and Luna end up finding out that they're both after the same pony? They're probably in a large crowd, with loud music. What happens to get them in each others' manes?

After that, what challenges will the match consist of? Should be something completely crazy, something that will be remembered for a long time by the residents of Canterlot and maybe give Celestia something to wake up to. Feel free to suggest things that may be... disgraceful. Dirty tricks, things that could and will get ugly, anything at all. In the streets of Canterlot. Maybe it starts out as a simple duel, but Twilight realizes that she's outmatched and needs to play it smart/dirty?

Who do you root for? Who should win, and how?
I approve!

Maybe Twi and Luna keep trying to do favours for DJ, but alternately find them already done?

Twi: ooh, would you like a drink?
Luna: (Has got her a drink)
DJ: Got one!

Luna: Want a snack?
Twi: (already got her one)
DJ: Got one!

etc.

Oooooh. Does anyone still owe me art?

BlasTech
2011-10-22, 05:02 PM
Roleplaying is Magic, collation post

"Stolen and reposted from page 19 of last thread."

Because, somepony needs to do it lest I forget where all this stuff is ... oh great I just volunteered didn't I? :smalltongue:

The Intro (WIP)



New Thread: Well, hello yourself, Sugar~

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


NB: From what I gather, the setting is still a WIP, not sure if it will be grimdark or not but here are some associated Siuis ramblings in response to various reactions from the ponythread.




Spoil'd for length
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.

Grimdark? Well, it could be, aye. I fear that may be the language choices I made however.


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.



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 not 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.

-

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.

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.

And the Collated Character Sheets (Topaz and Esper, it took me FOREVER to find yours :smallsigh:)

I don't know if everyone intends to use these characters in the above PbP RP, since the discussion about the RiM framework and character sheets predates Siuis announcing his RPG.

Anyway, for comparison, have a gander:

STARRY NOTIONS (Rolplaying is Magic (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ShylNaVPRa7U8GmPayAtBhTOXZin07zkNVmvf6eSKks/mobilebasic?pli=1&hl=en_US)) (Siuis)


Starry Notions

Unicorn colt, cream body, dark green-black mane, silver eyes
Special talent: metamagic / manipulation of magic (usually enchantment)
Cutie mark: a sword over an open book,over a circle diagram
HEART: 2 BODY: 1 MIND: 3
3 health, 4 energy, 5 courage

Talents: Tireless, Willful
Job: Soldier/adventurer
Skills: enchantment, navigation, folklore, journeying
Element: Generosity

MAGIC
Tricks: metamagic (change + magic) alters effects of spells (standard), on the fly (hard), or even as the other pony uses them (legendary)
TK tactile feedback (change + know + magic) uses broad TK application to "feel out" surrounding environment. Learned in Whitetail Woods.

effects: change, know
Subjects: magic

SECOND HAND (RP is Magic): (Thedruiddroid)

(A clockwork) Earth Pony Stallion

Special talent: Building and maintaining clockwork tech
Cutie mark: A pocket watch, painted on a square of metal and bolted on to his flank

Body: 3
Mind: 1
Heart: 3

Health: 6
Energy: 4
Courage: 4

Talents: Tireless, Tough
Job: Mechanic
Skills: Animal Communication, Jury-rigging, Storytelling
Element: Loyalty

Igneous Bluffs (Roleplaying is Magic) (BlasTech)

Roleplaying is Magic Character Sheet:
Name: Igneous Bluffs

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Description: Of slightly above average height and weight. His voice has a slightly bumbling lilt to it that contrasts with his more educated syntax. Comes across as a bit simple.
Royal Guard Unicorn Colouration: Charcoal grey body, light blue/white mane, gold eyes.
Normal Colouration: Dark brown body colouration, steel grey hair, blue eyes.



Race: Unicorn
Age: Stallion
Special Purpose: : Investigating crimes and catching criminals.
Cutie Mark: A broken geode attached to a chain (generally hidden when in guard makeup)
Primary Attributes: Mind 4, Body 1, Heart 2
Secondary Attributes: Health 3, Energy 5, Courage 6
Talents: Smart, Perceptive
Job: Royal Guard
Skills: Knowledge (Crime Trivia), Disguise, Bluff, Acting, Lockpicking, Tracking, Stealth, Basic training (x5) relating to: Endurance, Hoof-to-hoof combat, Magic Combat, Agility, Play Instrument (Horn)
Guiding Element Of Harmony: Magic

Magic:
Effects: Diminish, Know, Change
Subjects: Force, Illusion, Magic, Air

Example Tricks: Metamagic: Break Enchantment/Magic – (Diminish + Magic), Detect Illusion (Know + Illusion), Redirect Electricity/Magic (Change + Air/Magic), Track Scent (Know + Air), Slow opponent (Diminish + Force, Change + Air)

Background: (Yes, more spoilers, only read if really interested.)

Extract from Canterlot Guard service records.

Born to family in Coltumbo, raised on family farm. After completion of primary education, seconded to relatives farm for two years. Subsequently migrated to Canterlot to study at Celestia's school for gifted unicorns. Involvement in incident at Thamaturgical Research Department where [REDACTED], based on further review of [REDACTED] and recommendation [REDACTED] enlisted in Canterlot Royal guards. Service time 6 months, completed Basic training, awaiting first assignment. Based on training results, recommend [REDACTED] pending approval.

OOC Notes:

Anyone want to take a wild guess what kind of farm his cousins have? (Fun fact, if it were pemitted in these RP mechanics, I would have had him have a variant of "pinkie sense" which made him sneeze when something shady is going on nearby)

In case any of this seems familiar, its probably for good reason ... I kind of view Iggy as a pony version of Inspector Columbo.

Quaver Rest (Roleplaying Is Magic) (BlasTech)

Name: Quaver Rest

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/298/6/b/quaver_rest_by_btech-d4dw6af.png

Race: Earth Pony
Age: Filly
Description: Dark Indigo/Violet coat, dark grey mane. Cutie mark is grey. Acts and looks refined, with a biting wit.

Special Purpose: Inspiring ponies through music
Cutie Mark: A quaver rest (duh)

Attributes:

Body: 2 Heart: 2 Mind: 2
Health: 4 Energy: 4 Courage: 4

Talents: Charismatic, Agile
Job: Composer/conductor/Teacher
Skills: Knowledge (Musical theory), Singing, Fencing, Cooking
Guiding Element Of Harmony: Laughter

Background:

Born to a musical family in Canterlot, there was no doubt that her talents would lie in a similar field. Groomed on several instruments as a foal, she soon realised her passion for creating music, as opposed to simply making it.

She has shown some aptitude for it and has since become a composer of moderate note and a conductor of several classical ensembles in Canterlot(unfortunately, not including the Royal Philharmonic which plays exclusively for the Princesses). Her dream is to one day compose a piece and conduct it in front of the Royal Sisters.

She also teaches music at the Canterlot Musical College (CMC). Unfortunately for her, this is where a lot of the richer families send their offspring for mandatory music lessons. Between countless hours of fruitlessly correcting snot nosed royals, and hearing her music butchered at their hooves, she’s developed a rather caustic streak in her vocabulary. She enjoys fencing, simply because it gives her an outlet for the considerable frustrations of her position and also dabbles in cooking from time to time.

Topaz (Roleplaying is Magic) (Topaz, duh!)

Topaz Unicorn

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/HybridFeline/Topazavatar.png

Unicorn Filly; light blue body, blue mane, blue eyes
Special Purpose: Help other ponies.
Cutie Mark: A large blue topaz.

Heart: 2 Body: 2 Mind: 2
4 Health, 4 Energy, 4 Courage

Talents: Willful, Tireless.
Job: Transport
Skills: Packing/Unpacking, Bookeeping, Being unnoticed, Singing
Guiding Element: Honesty

Magical Aspect: Create Force Body
Magic Trick: Create/Move Shapes

Midnight: Roleplaying is Magic Sheet: (EsperDrek)

Roleplaying is Magic Character Sheet:
Name: Midnight
Race: Unicorn
Age: Filly (Statted as Mare + 2 Points)
Special Purpose: Midnight's special purpose and talent is magic. Like her parents, she has great magical potential, potential that she must divine for herself the path it takes.
Cutie Mark: The Magician Tarot. She also has a black blotch on her coat with star and moon stylings, akin to her Princess Mommy's own.
Primary Attributes: Mind 5, Body 1, Heart 3
Secondary Attributes: Health 4, Energy 6, Courage 8
Talents: Smart, Empathetic
Job: Student/Princess
Skills: Knowledge (magic), Knowledge (history), Knowledge (trivia), Storytelling, Performing, Etiquette, Seduction (learned by doing the exact OPPOSITE the Guide told her to do), Bondag-Use Rope, Research, Reading
Guiding Element Of Harmony: Kindness

Magic:
Effects: Animate, Change, Create, Diminish
Subjects: Body, Earth, Illusion, Plants, Force

Sample Tricks: Plant Bondage (Change+Plants), Teleport (Animate+Body), Celestial Wings (Change+Body), Build Structure (Create+Earth), Gender Change (Change+Body)

NB: As the "daughter" of two strong wizard unicorns and one of the princesses, it was appropriate for her to get some bonus stat points.

Shadowy (Shadowy)



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Shadowy:Earth pony. (Presumed Colt)
Cutie mark: Butterfly knife.
Special talent: Assassination and other “Restraining” of threats to Equestria. (Which there aren’t that many of)

Heart: 2 Mind: 1 Body: 3
Health: 5 Energy: 4 Courage: 3
Talents: Agile, Perceptive.
Job: Assassin
Skills: Tracking, Stealth, Dueling.
Element: Loyalty

Novello (Istari)

Novello
Unicorn Pony Stallion
Special talent: Working with books
Cutie mark: A open book with sparkles coming out of it

Body: 1 Mind: 5 Heart: 1

Health: 2 Energy: 6 Courage: 6

Talents: Smart, Charismatic
Job: Publisher
Skills: Writing, Reading, Knowledge(Physics), Knowledge(History), Knowledge(Mythology), Knowledge(Magic), Origami, Economics, Organization, Oration, Illustration, Puzzles, Archery, Magic Tricks (Nonmagical), Gaming
Element: Kindness

Magic
Effects: Animate, Change, Create, Know
Subjects: Body, Earth, Force, Illusion, Plants

Sample Tricks: Paper Manipulation (Animate/Change/Create + Plants) Printing Press (Animate + Earth) Storytelling (Create + Illusion) Speed Reading (Know + Plants)

Candle Keeper (Roleplaying is Magic) (Tectonic Robot)

Roleplaying is Magic Character Sheet:
Name: Candle Keeper

Description: Thin, beady eyed, and wiry, Candle Keeper always looks desperate no matter what he's doing. By all rights his large coat-robe should make him seem larger, but all it does is seem to accentuate his thin frame. His voice is usually thin and reedy, but can change in to a bellow with shocking suddenness. Ponies often describe him as "unbalanced". Also of interest is the strange amulet he has around his neck, which glows disconcertingly.

Coloration: His fur is a very light grey-blue. His mane is black and stringy. His eyes (when large enough to be seen) are green-gray.

Race: Earth Pony
Age: Stallion
Special Purpose: Used to be candle making, but now he does whatever his patron tells him to.
Cutie Mark: A fancy candle. However, the candle is faded, and superimposed over it is an amulet identical to the one around his neck.
Primary Attributes: Body 2, Mind 3, Heart 2
Secondary Attributes:Health 4, Energy 5, Courage 5
Talents: Tough, Tireless
Job: Wandering Priest
Skills: Crafting: Candles, Crafting: Magical items, Hoisting, Running Away, Sneaking, etc. etc. etc. you guys think of something.
Guiding Element of Harmony: Generosity

Magic: Although Candle is an Earth Pony, his amulet acts as proxy horn for him. Provided he brings the right ingredients, he work nearly any kind of magic with it.

Paladin (Athanair)

Paladin
Pegasus Stallion

Cutie Mark/Special Purpose: A (kite) shield, representing the purpose of defending Equestria and its people against any foe.
Primary Attributes: Body 3, Mind 1, Heart 3
Secondary Attributes: Health 6, Energy 4, Courage 4
Talents: Tough, Willful
Job: Royal Defender
Skills: Melee Combat, Monster Lore, Intimidation
Element of Harmony: Loyalty

Also, link (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12058312&postcount=471) to biography (with larger character image).


Chargermane (Athanair)

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Chargermane
Pegasus Stallion

Cutie Mark/Special Purpose: A (targe) shield with a sun motif, representing the purpose of defending Equestria and its people against any foe.
Primary Attributes: Body 2, Mind 2, Heart 3
Secondary Attributes: Health 5, Energy 4, Courage 5
Talents: Charismatic, Willful
Job: Royal Guard Trainer
Skills: Melee Combat, Monster Lore, Intimidation, History, Persuation, Military Leadership
Element of Harmony: Loyalty

Many years ago Chargermane proved himself to be a loyal champion of Princess Celestia's Royal Guard. Since he had a natural talent for command he soon earned a high rank within the order, and was known for being a more active commander than what was common in the Guard, on occasion even seeking out and fighting threats in the field.

However, after one campaign he decided to retire, and he has since trained promising recruits at the academy instead. He is known as a friendly and charismatic old pony, who genuinely cares for and encourages his students. However, he (and those of his old unit who still live) refuses to discuss what happened during his last mission, and it appears to be surprisingly hard to find out information about it.

He keeps a close eye on Paladin, the pony who was appointed Royal Agent. He sees him almost as his own son, and wants to make sure he does not make any major mistakes during his own mission to protect Equestria.

Pwny Lord (Young) (Gamerlord)
Name: Pwny Lord (Younger Eccentric)
Race: Pegasus (Sort of)
Age: Colt
Special Purpose: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations (And if they are monsters, kill them), to boldly go where no stallion has gone before! :smalltongue:
Cutie Mark: A pair of swords
Body: 3 Mind: 1 Heart: 2

Health: 5 Energy: 4 Courage: 3
Talents: Agile, Strong
Job: Amateur Adventurer-For-Hire
Skills: Stealth, Crossbow
Guiding Element Of Harmony: Magic


Pwny Lord (Old) (Gamerlord)


Name: Pwny Lord (Older Evil)
Race: Pegasus (Sort of)
Age: Stallion
Special Purpose: Building combat-related machinery, particularly weapons or doomsday devices.
Cutie Mark: A pair of swords
Body: 2 Mind: 3 Heart: 2

Health: 4 Energy: 5 Courage: 5
Talents: Smart, Perceptive
Job: Villain
Skills: Engineering, Weaponsmithing, Gunsmithing (Obviously, only the firearms you would find during the Middle Ages or Renaissance era) , Tactician, Mechanic, Trap Construction, Repairing, and Knowledge (Machinary).
Guiding Element Of Harmony: Honesty



Jade Aurora (Roleplaying is Magic) (Titanium Fox)
Name: Jade Aurora
Race: Earth Pony
Age: Filly
Special Purpose: To bring attention to the sport of sprinting beyond just the annual running of the leaves. She feels that she can do this by besting the fastest flier in Equestria on ground while she is flying; although she’d never tell Rainbow Dash that!
Cutie Mark: A pair of crossed checkered flags.
Body: 3 Heart: 2 Mind: 1

Health: 5 Energy: 4 Courage: 3
Talents: Fast, Tireless
Job: Marathon Runner
Skills: Bondage (Tutored by Midnight YOU ALL SAW IT), Mischief (?)
Guiding Element of Harmony: Loyalty

Skittles (Role Playing is magic) (Psycho Shutin)
Skittles
Race: Unicorn
Age: Filly
Cutie mark: Red Cross
Special Talent: Healing Minds and Body's

Body: 1
Mind: 3
Heart: 2

Health: 3
Energy: 4
Courage:5

Talents: Empathetic, Charismatic
Job: Psychiatrist
Skills: Biology, Chemistry, First Aid, Diplomacy, Flawed logic,Herbal Remedies

Element: Laughter

Magic:
Effects: Change,Create
Subjects:Body,Mind,Plants
Magic tricks: Calm Emotions(Change+Mind), Heal(Change+Body),Create Bandages(Create Plants)

Inkblot (Roleplaying is Magic): (Neoseanster)

Roleplaying is Magic Character Sheet

Name: Inkblot

Description: An earth pony colt, somewhat on the thin side, and not athletic, but not unhealthy either. When not in conversation, he's often between appearing reservedly attentive and observant, and having something of an absent minded, thoughtful look at him, as if he's contemplating something. When traveling he often carries on his back plain saddlebags.

Coloration: Inkblot's coat is a dark blue, and his mane and tail are black.

Race: Earth Pony
Age: Colt
Special Purpose: Observing and "helping" ponies to work through their issues, with mixed success... but it's the thought that counts, right?
Cutie Mark: A peculiarly shaped inkblot, which somehow seems to remind the viewer of something different each time it's looked at, despite not actually changing in appearance... maybe a moth? Or a fox? Or a mask? Or two people? It's hard to say for sure (reminiscent of a Rorschach test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorschach_test), not that ponies would be too familiar with such).
Primary Attributes: Body 1, Mind 3, Heart 2
Secondary Attributes:Health 3, Energy 4, Courage 5
Talents: Smart, Perceptive
Job: Traveling Wannabe Psychoanalyst
Skills: (Mis)Interpertion, Persuasion, Observation, Reading, Wandering, Writing
Guiding Element of Harmony: Kindness

Silverbolt (Silverbolt)

Name: Silverbolt
Race: Pegasus
Age: Colt
Special Purpose: Stormcrafting
Cutie Mark: Two silver lightning bolts
Primary Attributes: Body 2 Mind 3 Heart 1
Secondary Attributes: Health 3 Energy 5 Courage 4
Talents: Smart, Tough
Job: Student/apprentice weatherpony
Skills: Math, Knowledge (Weather Magic), Research, Precision Lightning Strikes, Gaming, Mechanic
Guiding Element of Harmony: Honesty

Physical Description: A slightly overweight pegasus colt, with a deep midnight-blue coat, silver-streaked white mane and tail, and blue eyes that are typically behind a pair of black spectacles. Mane is typically pulled back into a ponytail.


Biography: Born and raised in a small town near Fillydelphia, Silverbolt has always been fascinated by storms and the weather engineers who create them. As a foal, he dreamed of growing up to work at the prestigious Cloudsdale Weather Factory, and hoofcrafting beautiful lightning storms to wow everypony.

But there was one obstacle standing in his way: Cloudsdale University. More specifically, its extremely popular (and, in Silver's view, over-coddled and over-privileged) hoofball team. Silverbolt had long been teased and bullied by more athletic pegasi because of his weight problem, nearsightedness, and his bookish nature; he had no desire to attend a school that put such a heavy emphasis on its sports program. So, instead, he did something completely unexpected: enrolled at the University of Canterlot. He found that he gets along better with most unicorns than most pegasi, and while the campus isn't really designed for somepony with wings, the classes are absolutely fascinating. He's particularly enjoyed learning about unicorn weather magic, feeling that knowing other ponies' ways of doing things can only help everypony in the long run.

Silverbolt is in the same year as Midnight at U.C.


Raindrop (Roleplaying is Magic)
Name: Raindrop
Race: Unicorn
Age: Colt
Special Purpose: Alter, control, and study Equestrian weather (Raindrop particularly enjoys storms)
Cutie Mark: The sun, being obscured by two rain clouds
Primary Attributes: Body 2, Mind 3, Heart 1
Secondary Attributes: Health 3, Energy 5, Courage 4
Talents: Smart, Tough
Job: Weather pony
Skills: Knowledge(Weather Magic), Weather research, Knowledge(Obscure Pegasus history), Wilderness survival, Use Rope, Stalking Midnight
Guiding Element: Kindness
Magic:
Effects: Animate, Change, Create, Diminish
Subjects: Air



EDIT:


Not sure about playing stat-based RP. Maybe? Tell me when you find that link!

EDIT: Wait, I found it. Here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ShylNaVPRa7U8GmPayAtBhTOXZin07zkNVmvf6eSKks/mobilebasic?pli=1&hl=en_US) it is.



But now I need to sleep. Let's hope my dreams have ponies!

Wait ... but, all that effort I just put in and he's already found the link and gone to sleep?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(Ok, I'm better now) :smalltongue:

PS: Thanqol, I couldn't find a RiM sheet for Charger, did you ever do one for her?

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-22, 05:03 PM
Huzzah new thread.

Also I don't think it will stick but someone has Tvtropes labelling Pipsqueak the fraking scrappy right now. I can see that I guess but I haven't heard it myself.

Somebody get rubbed the wrong way?

PhantomFox
2011-10-22, 05:03 PM
Forget fanon being busted, an important piece of fanon has been CONFIRMED for me!
Alicorns CAN TOO change their appearance at will! Eh? Eh?

UrsielHauke
2011-10-22, 05:04 PM
Luna. Is. Such. A. Troll.


I am content.

Deadly
2011-10-22, 05:06 PM
I approve!

Maybe Twi and Luna keep trying to do favours for DJ, but alternately find them already done?

Twi: ooh, would you like a drink?
Luna: (Has got her a drink)
DJ: Got one!

Luna: Want a snack?
Twi: (already got her one)
DJ: Got one!

etc.

Oooooh. Does anyone still owe me art?


Thanks ^^

That could be one way to do it. Maybe at the after party rather than during the actual show, I guess. Or backstage?

Sweetie Welf
2011-10-22, 05:07 PM
Uh, new thread. MUST see new episode now. :smalltongue:

Kindablue
2011-10-22, 05:13 PM
*snip*

You couldn't say we're taking the thread title lightly so far. :smallbiggrin:

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 05:16 PM
Maybe EP4 Spoilers
Now that I think about it, there is a question I'm wondering about: is Celestia still Equestria's sole ruler, or has Luna been completely reinstated as a co-ruler? Similarly, is Luna in full control of the moon?

Diego Havoc
2011-10-22, 05:19 PM
*PSSST* Lix! You broke one of my spoiler boxes! The one in your first post!


Anyways... NON-ep4 stuff!

I drew a picture for a contest! Some costumes for a Nightmare Night contest. It's been a while since I've drawn pony, and it's still just a sketch, but I'm pleased with it.
http://www.canterlot.com/uploads/gallery/album_36/gallery_299_36_427331.jpg


Edit: One last pic I found before going to bed, some beautifully drawn Trixie:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5a46bade2281f83be0e53f4f72863929/74800%20-%20Trixie%20artist%3ALavosVsBahamut%20cape%20marki ngs%20necklace.png

BlasTech
2011-10-22, 05:24 PM
Okay, FINALLY caught up with the episode and the thread, although I fully expected 20 pages by now.

That said, let us commence with the spoiler'd discussion!


Episode 4
You know, the only way I can explain how in probably a year or more Luna hasn't noticed that her sister doesn't SPEAK IN HUGE CAPITAL LETTERS to her subjects, is either that she's lived in a cave ever since, or... that really is how they speak back in Canterlot even now.


Episode 4
Maybe. I suppose the fact that she gets Twilight's costume suggests she's a bookworm herself (I SO love that!), so maybe she's spent the last few months buried in the royal library.

MY FANFIC IS RUIIINNNEDD http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.png

I had the idea she'd been spending all her spare time recuperating experimenting magic in a cave in the Everfree in order to develop a new standing teleportation spell.

So the idea that she's been living in a cave ever since getting back, and has spent the last few months buried in the library DOES. NOT. MESH. AT. ALL!!

*Rarity drama overloads*

Actually, I think I can work with that, although the the characterisation is going to be hard to adjust my mental picture to.


Season 2, Episode 4:
Awesome episode. I love how Spike got a dragon costume. Luna was lots of fun. Zecora was great, it was nice seeing her again too.

"Tis a lie! Thine backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"


Rest of my Ep4 thoughts
That is one of my favourite quotes this episode.

Right behind it are:


"The fun has been DOUBLED!"

"Pinkie Pie, you're a Genius! (Reminds me of this (http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0122.html)darth droids strip)
"No I'm not, I'm a chicken!"

"Nightmare night is one of the most popular celebrations we have!"
"Oh yes, I can tell by the adoring shrieks of the children as they run away"


(Sarcastic luna is best luna, and the way Tabitha St germain just nails that line ... In fact, she does great work with Luna's voice this episode. Although she does sometimes go back to sounding like Rarity, or spontaniously getting a rather strong american accent on certain words.)


"I'm going to do what I do best .... LECTURE!"


Other ep highlights:

All of Luna's rolling-eye expressions when Twi is trying to show her around, and of course, her trolling expressions at the end. Ohh, and her "I'm so happy" jump for joy at the end!

In fact, there are so many awesome luna expressions, I forsee a bunch of new ponymotes in the near future. Also, once I get the episode I'll be changing my avatar (sorry I'm a bit late):D

Actually, would that count as a spoiler? :smallconfused:

Some other thoughts:


"Goddamnit Pinkie Pie" seems to be my recurring thought when watching Season 2 so far.
Fluttershy scene was best scene
I had the feeling AJ was just enjoying being scared, once Twi tells her Luna is just trying to fit in AJ switches back to normal very quickly.
"BEEE STIIIIILLLLLLL --IIILLL -ILL" ... EPIC REVEERRRBBB -- VEERRB -- ERRB!
"Huzzah, how many points do I receive?" (She's SO HAPPY)
Chicken pie the best pie ... mmm pie.



You couldn't say we're taking the thread title lightly so far. :smallbiggrin:

Must be because I just woke up, but I don't get it ... can you explain please? =3

Oh wait, I think I do now ... yep, definitely a case of having just woken up to pony.

Deadly
2011-10-22, 05:30 PM
MY FANFIC IS RUIIINNNEDD http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.png

I had the idea she'd been spending all her spare time recuperating experimenting magic in a cave in the Everfree in order to develop a new standing teleportation spell.

So the idea that she's been living in a cave ever since getting back, and has spent the last few months buried in the library DOES. NOT. MESH. AT. ALL!!

*Rarity drama overloads*

Actually, I think I can work with that, although the the characterisation is going to be hard to adjust my mental picture to.

Why couldn't she be studying her spell in the royal library? Seems like the ideal place to study a spell to me

Kris Strife
2011-10-22, 05:31 PM
How would you breed bat-pegasi... no, no, I don't want to think about that. No.

Kill their parents after a trip to the theater?

byaku rai
2011-10-22, 05:33 PM
One more thought until I resume lurking to weather the coming storm of spoilers:

MY FANFIC ISN'T RUINED. SO HAPPY!!!!!

*ahem* that is all. carry on. :smallredface:

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 05:35 PM
Kill their parents after a trip to the theater?
...we need a fic about that.

MCerberus
2011-10-22, 05:37 PM
Raz, Shadowy...

ZE Magicks!
We battle-engie! (http://steamcommunity.com/id/mrwuvems/screenshot/631854688453003545?tab=public)

everyone else: episode 4 tf2spray x2 combo!
http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/631854688452999833/EB74CC1F25C80746526685EF69C2C9DBA07A29AF/

BlasTech
2011-10-22, 05:39 PM
...we need a fic about that.

Not sure if spoiler, but to be safe.

We already have the trailers!

Batmare Beings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hWzqVvx3Wg)
The Rainbow Knight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfu_Zn5zkX4&feature=related)

Deadly
2011-10-22, 05:42 PM
Episode 4
Yet another random observation from re-re-re-re-...-watching it:

Luna must be seriously difficult to scare or spook. Look when RD makes that lightning right behind her, she barely even flinches. And when Fluttershy screams through the door, Twilight is wincing, but Luna is totally cold.

I really like that. Fearless Luna is awesome.

erikun
2011-10-22, 05:42 PM
I forsee a bunch of new ponymotes in the near future. Also, once I get the episode I'll be changing my avatar (sorry I'm a bit late):D

Actually, would that count as a spoiler? :smallconfused:
I would say yes, that would be a spoiler. We kind of did so having fun with all the crazy Twilight avatars from last episode, but I wouldn't want to see it made into a habit.

You should be just fine with waiting until the middle of the week to change your avatar. :smalltongue:

BlasTech
2011-10-22, 05:45 PM
Why couldn't she be studying her spell in the royal library? Seems like the ideal place to study a spell to me

To me she liked the quiet, plus it reduced the chances of an accident damaging something. Not just studying, but creating a new standing spell.

Okay, can someone repost the tf2 spray please? I seem to have lost it in the thread changeover.


I would say yes, that would be a spoiler. We kind of did so having fun with all the crazy Twilight avatars from last episode, but I wouldn't want to see it made into a habit.

You should be just fine with waiting until the middle of the week to change your avatar. :smalltongue:

Right, back to Luna insignia for a bit then.

Lix Lorn
2011-10-22, 05:49 PM
Kill their parents after a trip to the theater?
You win the internet. xD

Nameless
2011-10-22, 05:51 PM
Episode 4 meme thing:
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x203/tomshaer/LUNA.png

MCerberus
2011-10-22, 05:52 PM
Okay, can someone repost the tf2 spray please? I seem to have lost it in the thread changeover.


episode 4
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/Ponyspray/lunafunspray.jpg

Sean Mirrsen
2011-10-22, 05:54 PM
Episode 4
Yet another random observation from re-re-re-re-...-watching it:

Luna must be seriously difficult to scare or spook. Look when RD makes that lightning right behind her, she barely even flinches. And when Fluttershy screams through the door, Twilight is wincing, but Luna is totally cold.

I really like that. Fearless Luna is awesome.

Makes sense, actually, considering how often she herself is the originator of the lightnings - some probably even unintentional, like subconscious magic. She's probably learned to ignore them.

Also, I rather liked the episode overall. Some very funny moments, some very in-character moments... and of course, Pinky Pie being Pinky Pie.

I would also like to commend the starter of this thread for knowing (unlike someone else over at Silly Board Games) how to write "19" (or "29" here) in Roman numerals.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-22, 06:00 PM
I would say yes, that would be a spoiler. We kind of did so having fun with all the crazy Twilight avatars from last episode, but I wouldn't want to see it made into a habit.

You should be just fine with waiting until the middle of the week to change your avatar. :smalltongue:

I think Twilight's crazy was..... catching

It wouldn't be stopped.

That's riiiiiight!

Gah the voices, GET OUT!

Shadowy
2011-10-22, 06:02 PM
I think Twilight's crazy was..... catching

It wouldn't be stopped.

That's riiiiiight!

Gah the voices, GET OUT!

If only it were that simple..

Not even getting rid of the avatar can free you from me now! *Evil laughing*

Edit: Blastech, what's your steam name? I want to fight you and CRUSH YOU FOR THE GLORY OF THE SUN-PRINCESS.

BlasTech
2011-10-22, 06:02 PM
episode 4
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/Ponyspray/lunafunspray.jpg

Thank youuu!

Time to fire up tf2 :D

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-22, 06:02 PM
Not sure if spoiler, but to be safe.

We already have the trailers!

Batmare Beings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hWzqVvx3Wg)
The Rainbow Knight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfu_Zn5zkX4&feature=related)

...Those are AWESOME. Applebloom makes an excellent Micheal Caine...but no Discord/Joker makes me sad...

Pokonic
2011-10-22, 06:13 PM
More random EP4 thoughts
I do wonder what the deal is with Luna's bat-pegasi. Just an illusion/transmutation spell, or some kind of unique moon pegasi?

There is a theory around that the reason Celestias guards look the same is due to enchanted armor. Could the same give ponies wings? Well, if twilight could do it...

Also
Ep 4
Importent note: About halfway into the episode, there was a loud rumbling outside that shook the house. I could only assume that was the sound of a years worth of fanon shattering.

Observations: When luna started to refer to herself as "we", I thought that some freaky stuff went down off screen. Than I rewound it and cought her "royal we" bit. :smallbiggrin:

Apperantly, a thousand years ago Celesta used a hammy voice. One could only hope we get to hear it eventualy.

Dashes Shadowbolt costume was a nice call back, considering they showed up for less than a minute in the season opener.

Pinkie derped up a few times this episode, mostly while eating. What wonderful captions to be had. :smallbiggrin:

Also, Lunas " Yes, I could tell,by the adoring shreiks of childeren as they run away." should be put into the quotes section on tvtropes, if it has not happened yet. Going on there to check, and may add if needed.

Also, as for why Rarity was not to be seen: she was still recovering from sewing a towns worth of costumes! Being a dressmaker gives you a big oppertunity for moneymaking each year, I would belive.

Kurgan
2011-10-22, 06:21 PM
Thanqooooool! You and Jayden's self replicating terror wings virus has invaded my dreams!



First off, this dream took place in various points in time and locations. I think there was modern U.S., 18th century England, 20th century England, and Duckburg.

I was back in high school, and told that new findings have revealed that the Code of Hammurabi was in fact a memetic virus created by the ancient Babylonians to kill poor people. I of course did not believe this, and to prove it, grabbed the classroom copy of it, which looked suspiciously like a shoebox.

I was immediately overcome by a need for adventure! First, I sneak out of class to go to the bathroom, and the need subsides. But next period, the desire comes up again, and I need to do something even more risky! I sneak out of the lecture hall I'm in and go to the bathroom again, this time to the Admiralty Stall (Reserved only for officers in the Royal Navy. Why it was in a high school is beyond me.), a stall with walls much shorter so the person could see a massive map of the world on the outer wall. I see the map, and know I must see it all!

Back in the lecture hall, I am one of the teachers now, and we call on the missing girl. We look around, and Launchpad McQuack (or is it Mcpad? I forget....) exclaims, "She's gone!" Everyone panics and looks through the school for her.

It is now years later, and I am talking with an elderly man from Pakistan (the nationality is important for a later part of the dream I won't go over here unless specifically asked for it), who tells me the rest of the story. The missing girl had become hyper-addicted to adventure, to the point of not caring for herself. The final chapter of her life was spent sleeping with a sailor so that he would smuggle her onto the Titanic, where she died when it sunk.



There you have it, things you have posted in ponythread have directly led me to have dreams of people dieing in terrible ways. :smallbiggrin: On the plus side, the rest of the dream went ok! Scrooge Mcduck was getting married to a Beagle Girl. :smallbiggrin:

Sweetie Welf
2011-10-22, 06:24 PM
S2E4:

I finally saw episode 4! In 1080, as it was meant to be. Luna! Zecora! Trolling! Chicken!


...we need a fic about that.

I'm pretty sure there will be one.


Maybe EP4 Spoilers
Now that I think about it, there is a question I'm wondering about: is Celestia still Equestria's sole ruler, or has Luna been completely reinstated as a co-ruler? Similarly, is Luna in full control of the moon?

Considering Celestia's "let them figure it out on their own" attitude I doubt there's any ruling government at all, so it's probably more of an title anyway.


How would you breed bat-pegasi... no, no, I don't want to think about that. No.

I think there was a fanfic planed with that setup, with the character of Guardapolis. Poor Guardapolis, Lost his parents, traied for a decade, returned and realized the were no more cromes since then.

AlterForm
2011-10-22, 06:26 PM
I burnt the last of my PonyTM reserves to finish this, something like 3 months later than promised. Hoping DBC (who was PM'ed about it, so he'll know even if he isn't here anymore; unless someone knows a better way to contact him) enjoys it despite me being extremely taaaaaardyyyyyyy.

(Large Image)
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/8clwemmnh5g9pyh/BeyondForeverPoster.png

BlasTech
2011-10-22, 06:26 PM
...Those are AWESOME. Applebloom makes an excellent Micheal Caine...but no Discord/Joker makes me sad...

The trailers predate Season two, but Pinkie makes a fine joker :smallbiggrin:


There is a theory around that the reason Celestias guards look the same is due to enchanted armor. Could the same give ponies wings? Well, if twilight could do it...

I always assumed it was contact lenses and bleach ... but then again, I really liked the fanfic "In her Majeysty's Royal Service" where it was proposed :smalltongue:




Also
Ep 4
Importent note: About halfway into the episode, there was a loud rumbling outside that shook the house. I could only assume that was the sound of a years worth of fanon shattering.

Observations: When luna started to refer to herself as "we", I thought that some freaky stuff went down off screen. Than I rewound it and cought her "royal we" bit. :smallbiggrin:

Apperantly, a thousand years ago Celesta used a hammy voice. One could only hope we get to hear it eventualy.

Dashes Shadowbolt costume was a nice call back, considering they showed up for less than a minute in the season opener.

Pinkie derped up a few times this episode, mostly while eating. What wonderful captions to be had. :smallbiggrin:

Also, Lunas " Yes, I could tell,by the adoring shreiks of childeren as they run away." should be put into the quotes section on tvtropes, if it has not happened yet. Going on there to check, and may add if needed.

Also, as for why Rarity was not to be seen: she was still recovering from sewing a towns worth of costumes! Being a dressmaker gives you a big oppertunity for moneymaking each year, I would belive.



Let me know if you can't find the quote on TvTropes. I just got back from adding in "Tis a lie, thy backside is whole and ungobbled thou ungreatful whelp!" on to the old english page :smallbiggrin:

Kris Strife
2011-10-22, 06:32 PM
On the plus side, the rest of the dream went ok! Scrooge Mcduck was getting married to a Beagle Girl. :smallbiggrin:

That's not okay! :smallmad:

ScroogexGoldie OTP. :smalltongue:

Thanqol
2011-10-22, 06:35 PM
Clockwork RP:

"Compels me to do what?" Igneous asked, looking up from the cube he was now fiddling with. He'd begun with a couple of twists to break up the completed puzzle that Sek had done. Not too many though, he'd never been too good at these things.

Unfortunately, backtracking his actions was proving to be a problem and each turn he made was making the formerly uniform sides turn into a riot of colours once more.

OOC: If it does hatch, it should probably be RP'd by whoever it "imprints" on. That probably means whichever pony it sees first. I don't have any preference as to who that is though (happy to do it if you want, happy to let someone else do it). I do find the image of Charger or Iggy having to care for it to be somewhat entertaining though.

However (Spoiled as it pertains to Iggy's thought processes)

If it hatches though, Igneous is going to be very surprised, as he was deliberately not trying to hatch it. He had two goals when he knocked the thing over, the first was to see whather Tinker, like any good crazy scientist, could identify the object from the sound it made. That gave him some faith in her abilities. The second (which only came into it retroactively once Thanqol identified it as a dragon egg) was to try to find out what a potentially restricted magical item was doing in the shop, and to see if it was there for suspicious reasons.

*Blastech passes the following note to the DM*: Igneous has placed a magical tracer on it, and will likely send a message to the next guard he sees to find out who last inhabited the store.

Accidents happen though, maybe Tinker's work on it made it more susceptible to hatching via the shock buzzer discharge. So don't let the above stop you from hatching it if you want to.


Clockwork:
As the sun crest is shoved in his face, Sek pulls his head back to avoid a collision with Tinker's hoof. Glancing over at Iggy and Charger, the pegasus wonders aloud, "So Charger, is this a Canterlot thing, or a Tinker thing?"

"Tinker thing." Charger said.

"Right. No reaction? No feeling the power of Celestia? No desire to cross over into the afterlife?" Tinker tossed the amulet over her shoulder. "Okay, that rules out possession or haunting. That means the next test is..."

"Tinker," said Charger, reading the book she was referencing sideways, "You can skip the test for vampirism."

"But what if -"

"Take my word for it."

"Fine. Golemism then!" Tinker said, "Do parts of your body remain active and alive after they've been separated from your body?"



OOC thoughts:

Igneous is way more cunning than I thought! :smalleek: I do like the idea of Charger having to deal with it, though, but I'm a touch concerned about character bloat. Having more than two characters in the same room gets annoying to deal with, so others are going to have to 'DM'.


Well, I guess I know my next project after Titanium and I finish up Rarity's Night.

Rewriting Reaching Midnight, now that I know her proper persona! The later ones are fine, because it's decades later, and things have changed dramatically, but both my fanon and the official canon have progressed enough that I'd love to go back and rewrite Reaching knowing what I know now, and with the skills that I now possess.

“I can barely believe that we did that.” Trixie let out a soft, embarrassed groan, as she remembered their actions of the previous night. She looked at Twilight, slowly trying to extract herself from the cuddling, slumbering Luna.
“She just looked so lonely at that point. It sort of reminded me of you, Trixie, when you came back to Ponyville.” Twilight said, laughing softly. “Besides...it wasn't bad, was it?” Trixie paused for a moment, thinking, and then shook her head, a smile spreading across her face.
“No, it really wasn't..” Trixie shifted slightly, and winced, as the Princess cuddled against her moved just enough to start to wake her. Princess Luna let out a soft groan, her body beginning to move. Her head raised slightly, her eyes blearily looking out into the bright room.
“WHO DARES TO WAKE THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT FROM HER HARD-EARNED SLUMBER?” She let out a gasp, as the Princess realized where she was, who she was with, and what they had done. “OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH”
“Rainbow Dash did that when she met the Wonderbolts for the first time.” Twilight pointed out, clearly amused. Trixie grinned at her flushed teacher.
“Was that enough of a report for you, my beloved teacher?” The blue unicorn said teasingly, nuzzling at her. Luna let out a happy whimper, and nodded fiercely. Trixie grinned with pride, finally having an advantage over the mischievous Princess of the Moon.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO YOU BOTH” A brilliant smile spread across her face, and the tired Luna quivered with delight as Twilight joined in, rubbing at the other side of her face. “WHILE A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE UNLIKELY, WE WERE DESIROUS OF EXPERIENCING IT IN IT'S SINGULARITY”

I want to do this for every single Luna fanfiction ever now.


You know, wherever I went on the internet, I always tried to be the pleasant guy. The "hey, that's pretty cool" guy.

And now I'm here and everyone's already like that.

I'm suffering a crises of identity, guys.

You need to pick some minor aspect of your personality and expand it out beyond all reasonable proportion!

Pokonic
2011-10-22, 06:37 PM
@Blastech
Let me know if you can't find the quote on TvTropes. I just got back from adding in "Tis a lie, thy backside is whole and ungobbled thou ungreatful whelp!" on to the old english page

Nope, it 'tis not, unfortunatly. However, that wont last long...

Gadora
2011-10-22, 06:40 PM
Yeah, I second this. It will be so appropriate!



I second this too. It will be amazing, though I hope no one will have too much trouble reading a thread of non-stop thees and thous..
'tis a most glorious idea, indeed! I need not e'en change my speech patterns overly much.

I've saved your little guide for further reference :smallwink:

Oh, and Lauren Faust discusses something about ep4:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8095021281f44f0ba2682e394f777aa3/74836%20-%20lauren_faust%20word_of_faust.PNG
I rather wish that had made the final cut. It sounds fantastic!

Time to abandon thread!

*Unleashes a hoard of infected Xenomorph Care Bears*
*puts on dust mask*
Consarn it, Dirtbag! Why hit ponyhread too? I thought I'd made it clear I have allergies.

And part two of Midnight vs the free press:
Wait! it needs furthe-
Too late!

Whadda:

It was a perfect night for observing the library. The stars were up, it was lovely and warm, and even the normal inhabitant of the bushes was out at a recital, so I manged to get the best spot for observation. As a result of this, Whadda has decided to speak in the third-pony when announcing her plans to pull out her binoculars and hunker down.

….............................

No results. Whadda has to pack it in just before dawn, but she knows that her persistence shall be rewarded! Whadda is now going to save her third-pony perspective to avoid creeping out the ponies at the newsstable.

…......................................
Whadda is back for another night of dedicated watching towards her goal of finding this unofficial library contributer! Although I am hoping to find the library bandit tonight because the weather team does have a thunder storm planned later tonight. Combined with the fact that there’s no recital tonight....

…...................................

That was the most miserable night of Whadda’s entire life. She is now soaking wet and will have to go to work like this! At least Whadda has gotten most of the mud off herself and dried off her hat. Most of the scratches were superficial anyway. “Whadda has now decided to obtain a hot drink at the newsstabl-” Whadda announced aloud, before having her speech cut off by the greatest thing Whadda has ever seen in her long and varied career of reporting. The most perfect, beautiful, and snow-white pegasus that Whadda has ever seen stood, buying a copy of “Trotter” of the newsstable. “Careful Whadda, you know how many celebrity ponies are actually horrible under those looks.” Whadda mumbled under her breath, but apparently not quiet enough as the pegasus turned, amazingly of course, towards Whadda with the newspaper wrapped under one wing and said “Eh? I didn’t quite catch that.” She said in a voice, like to all that could hear it was a melody of angels. “What’s your name?” She asked, taking Whadda by surprise. “Whadda Scoops the reporter has decided to state her name to the pegasus as being Whadda Scoops!” Was what my mouth fired off before my brain had a chance to intervene. An awkward moment passed slowly. “You’ve got only one chance to impress her so get it right!” I mentally screamed at myself. But what was a smooth, innocuous comment that would impress her, obviously a mare of the greatest taste and sensibilities?

Then my keen reporter’s eyes scanned over her and my pupils widened in shock. I knew what I had to do. “I’m reporting on the story of library bandit you know. So, how was the library last night?” I said as it were the most normal thing in Equestria, to the greatest of my ability while a living dream was in my presense. I noticed her reaction, her complete freezing with the smile still on her lips, that only confirmed further what I knew. “I.....Don't know what you’re talking about,” She said quickly, with a voice that sounded better then an orchestra of angels. “Why would you possibly think that?” I hated to push her like this, but even beauty to launch a thousand ships must take second place to the truth. “Well, as I’ve been in hideout last night there’s a numerous amount of clues. Firstly, your wings are still sligthly wet, you’ve done a good job on drying them, but they still have a slight fluff. Secondly, on your hooves are a combination of grass with the slight magical tint that comes from being near a concentration of magic, which only exists in two places in ponyville and if you’d been seeing Zecora, somepony would’ve brought it to me. Thirdly ,there were a variety of other clues, slight tells on your part when I mentioned it but most importantly, I saw a white feather caught in the window sill last night.”
Seeing her clear discomfort at the masterful summary of the facts was obviously causing her some distress, and what lady of undeafeatable beauty wouldn’t be distressed at these facts? So I decided to wrap it up quickly. “With all these facts in place I’m afraid there is only one conclusion I can bring from this.” I paused, dramatically pointing a hoof at this paragon of everything beautiful and said “You might have seen the bandit!”

Midnight:
“So then what happened?” “She had to go to work, so she scheduled an interview for noon. But enough of that, how’s your day going?” “Well, your most recent manuscript is really good but....” I lower my voice slightly for empathsis as I recited Momma Luna’s letter. “But at least it’s only for a week.” “That sounds like a really mean things for your mother to do.” “I suppose the situation’s desperate, But I can deal with it. How bad could it be?” The town clock then rang twelve times. “I suppose you’re right. Good luck!” “See you later.” I said, trotting away. Mulling over my last words, “How bad could it be?” I repeated to reassure myself, heading towards the town hall. My question was swiftly answered when I saw the upper-most window break in the town hall, observed as something flew towards me, and was surprised when the mayor landed on top of me.
Quoted for ease of finding later. Don't have the time to read it now, but I'd like to be able to find it later.

Hmm, pegasuses's. That's a lot of S's.
Sorry, just have a slight nitpick here: the plural of pegasus is pegasi.


Episode 4 fridge facepalm:
The Luna toys (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/official-luna-toy.html) are even further from being show accurate now.

SiuiS
2011-10-22, 06:41 PM
Get to sleep at 04:00 or thereabouts. Up to watch ponies at 09:23, then off to start my 13 hour shift at work.

How do I feel?

po~ny

Much to respond to. Not much cognitive function. Beeskee; yes. That is what I meant, though stage stuff works in tandem (but not as replacement, methinks).

Everything else is in notepad. Now I must go make

Ze Magicks!
so I will see you ponies on the flipside.

*rides away by surfing on a rocket-propelled biplane*



...



Is what I would have said if I'd hit submit so many hours ago like I thought I did. Sigh.

Whelp. Nothing for it! Let's add it in.

-


No, I have not.

Let's fix that~

HEY SIUIS! KRIS HAS A CRUSH ON YOU~

It's probably my moon affinity. He takes me for a lunar :smalltongue:



Oh no, see he told me-- O.O

Hmm. Get joy from giving information or maybe get the chance to mess with SiuiS through Thanqol's curiosity...*

Choices, choices.

*evil grin*

Nope. You are wrong Thanqol!

Oh, you.

Trick question. My phone and knife are generally always on my person. And I can break off a tree branch for a shillelagh if needed.

Apartment catches fire, I'm grabbing cat carrier (with cats) and if that counts as one item, pictures of my mother. Note to self: attach family pictures to ponies.
I also have toted with the idea of circumventing this problem with a bug-out bag for just such an occasion, except I would inevitably loot the bag when I was too lazy to find the free-floating item, if I could ever even buy the spares for the bag.

Nah, my bug-out. Bag went the same way as having a change of clothes and toiletries in the trunk of all my friends' cars. Most of em don't have cars anyway.


Don't worry. I'm certainly not going to start a war over your use of these words, or anypony elses use of them, especially now that I know why you use them like that. Even if I may still somewhat not agree on some particular uses :smallsmile:

However, allow me to change my position a little, because after a bit of reflection I think I may have missed a fine point and may have been a little too stubborn.

It occured to me that maybe you're right that filly/colt can be used of an adult pony, as a form of address. So for example, Twilight is a "mare" because she's an "adult", but she's also a "filly" because she's a "ms." not a "mrs." (assuming of course that Twilight isn't actually secretly married :smallwink:) While we don't know for certain, it's quite likely that the mayor is or was at some point married, so she'd be a mare in both cases (because she's an "adult", and a "Mrs.")

Would work on the same principle with "stallion" and "colt", even though there's not really a way in English to distinguish between a married and an unmarried man when addressing them (AFAIK anyway).*

So it would be wrong to say that the mane 6 are fillies in the same sense that the CMC are fillies (they're not children), but addressing them as such in say a greeting would be perfectly acceptable.

I think I could totally accept this.

If this is what you and others have meant all along, then I'm sorry for totally missing the point :smallfrown:


That's pretty much it, aye.


Coulda been worse... coulda been the face I guess. Sending to SiuiS: Can be a nice guy, cannot have friends. Is my destiny to be alone for all time.

Oh Pishposh! You can have friends! We're right here, just sorta waiting for you to say "ok" before we tackle you with hugs.


Strongly disagree. We have the (now Tuesday) cutoff for spoilers because at that point they shouldn't be spoilers anymore. But any prerelease info is most definitely still a spoiler up until the episode itself stops being a spoiler. Advance releases of screencaps/videos/summaries ought to be kept spoilered until the associated episode passes its own spoiler cutoff.

[EDIT]: And now that I'm caught up on the last 5 pages, I'm gonna duck out of the thread until tomorrow afternoon as well. I'll spoil myself on images and synopses, but videos are beyond what I'll take in. Not that I'm, you know, here much anyway...

Yeah YOU NEED TO HANG OUT MORE, MAN!
but yes. Spoiler stuff stays spoiled until Tuesday after relevant episode, regardless of how soon it's released.

Clearly marked links work as well, for off-site stuff. Just try to avoid http://somethingorother.png/gobbledeegook with no description, relevance or titling.


:eek:

So many posts! I had to skim the past 10 or so pages. I've never skimmed this many ponythread pages before! What if there's a test? I definitely won't pass!*

And imagine how much worse it would be for me if I actually kept up with the new episode spoilers.

I know, right? Even I've had to skim. Crazy.



You see, just today, I...

(Pause for dramatic effect)

I...

...was told by my optometrist that I need to get glasses!

*Faints onto fainting couch that wasn't there a moment ago*

Yes, I actually do need to get glasses.

cool! Welcome to the fashionable visioned side. It's cooler here.
20% cooler.



Avoiding "spoiler" material entirely is not possible while still discussing the show. At least if we want to avoid the page of nothing but spoiler tags that must be painstakingly opened one by one as you go through the page. And for what, things that most of us are going to already know?

*If I don't want spoilers I won't go near pony sites.

This doesn't quite work. You can't base spoilers on whether everyone is willing to click them or not. Saying "why spoil stuff most of us already know anyway" answers itself. Most of you can have your fun. The rest, who have politely asked and then been granted reprieve, have a right to think y'all will respect your agreement.

A system is only as strong as it's weakest component. I use this phrase everywhere, it seems. Here, 'common knowledge' is only as common as what the least informed person knows. Clicking the spoiler button when posting, and having to manually move your mouse rather than just holding the down arrow, just doesn't compare to possibly having something ruined for you.

[FFRP] Siege of Fort Cuddles


Topaz spies the marshmallow rain, and begins using her magic to direct the chewy goodness onto the horns of any unicorns that aren't wearing horn shields.
Well, that should buy some time. Maybe I can get the root beer bottles turned in and pick up some more horn shields by the time these are all consumed. She sighs. It's a pity I can't teleport. She wiggles out of the pillowfort with the box of bottles.

BLAST! I was hoping for more collateral. Arm the auxiliary guns!

Satarry jumps sideways and adresses the spot she had previously occupied.

Aye, Gunny!

Starry pulls a string, which sets off a rube Goldberg machine oddly reminiscent of the board game 'mouse trap' which in turn triggers the pre-loaded cardboard tubes, all firing marshmallow shot in high, narrow arcs (but with much less spread per shot than the original mortar blast).


It was before the socks meme started.

Aye, I was just going for rhyme scheme though. Could have made it musical - sax in the city - or about babysitting on Halloween - sacks and the sitting - too. I just like playing with names. :3


If I remember the clues correctly, I'm actually pretty close to you.

Yup! Just approximately 4 hours south.
Which is weird, because I can't go back to southern California. I left when I was ten, came back when I was 13, and all my old friends hated me for being white. It kinda soured me on an entire half of the state: all I see is racial tension and gang activity when I visit :smallfrown:


This is how companies like Amazon, Apple and Google are selling cloud services. :smallbiggrin:

OOOOH! That makes so much sense now.


When Marshmallows Attack
Seeing the rain of surgery deliciousness descending towards him Novello magically whips out some paper rolling them into pointed sticks. He then skewers the marshmallows coming towards him, taking a bite out of one of the caught ones"Mmm... tasty! Those pages are ruined though." :smallfrown:

Blast! It's like they aren't bothered by air-puffed sugarlumps! This calls for drastic measures!

Starry pulls out a thick, heavyset tome labeled "Spells of Ponythread Volume Seven: summonings, Bindings, and Badinage". Flipping I to about 6/11ths the way in, she puts a hoof to the page and skims.

Aha! Circle openings, prerendered message of intent, crossing possible realities... It's time to bring forth Stacy Puft, Marshmallow Mare!


Woah, there, slow down everypony!

Lets not let ourselves get polarized over the whole spoiler issue... compromise is very key to maintaining healthy friendships. *So sayeth the writings of Twilight Sparkle, prophet of Princess Celestia. *Personally, while I can understand not wanting to see discussion of the episode itself until you've seen it, I think that discussion of leaked content is okay. *The creators of the show intentionally released it early to try and help build excitement for the new episodes, so why begrudge them that?

That said, I understand that some disagree with this stance, and would prefer to avoid seeing any leaked content at all until after the episode has aired, and I don't think the inconvenience of clicking on a couple of (properly labeled) spoiler tags is worth alienating them over it. *"No unspoilered discussion of the episode or any leaked content more revealing than what is in the TV guide entry until X hours after the episode airs" indeed does not seem too unreasonable.

I think we've more or less agreed that 72 hours is a good baseline? *Personally, I wouldn't mind if it were an even shorter window, like 48 or 36 hours, but I suppose I can understand if others feel that would be /too/ short of a period.

I want a shorter window, but having been in the position where I had to wait two days doe to random catastrophes over and over and over, it's just an extra bit of consideration. I'd say Monday, but then folks will start at 12:01 after sunday, when it's still like, 4:00 pm Sunday in other time zones.


Also agreed. Waiting until Tuesday to discuss episodes outside spoiler blocks (and throw up new Avatars :smallredface:) is perfectly reasonable, and properly labeling spoiler blocks is something that I'm going to be extra careful about from now on (I wish that the forum used the option where a spoiler block has to have a title).
Yeah, that would make things easier. Last place I saw that was the old WotC forums, before this gleemax stuff ruined any sort or functionality it had.


I'm skipping a few pages for a bit because I wanna say this first:

Omygoshomygoshohmygosh.

The person in charge of my internship came to me today. If I can get through next week shifts, of which I've been assigned to the late shift...

They're gonna hire be as a freelancer. Full on getting paid. And he said I'd likely be getting 20-30 hours (unusual for a starting freelancer) a week because they're so desperate for ponies.*

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh.

Woo!


Masterfully said.
Having just gotten far too angry over a similar breakage to my own phone, I know that feel. It's true, though - our possessions can come to own us. If it's worth anything, I find that suppressing or dismissing an emotion makes it worse. It'll stick around in your head, in one form or another, until it's dealt with. By all means, go into it, if only to yourself. Confront the feeling.

Aye. You've covered it well.


Luna episode. One minute.

MY BODY IS READY.

Is it
Is it really
DONT YOU LIE TO ME
It probably is.


IT PONY TIME NAOW!

My response was
"thats not very productive as far as conversation goes... But look at the formatting! Nice."


Oooh Luna honey no.

Thanks mate, this got us almost pulled over. Braz asked me to read the thread to her so she could catch up faster. We were in traffic. Much laughter was had.


Enjoying it so far.

The night. Is now. Cancelled!

God. Dammit. Luna! Make up your mind!

The night shall last forever! The night is over forever!
It's not hard, honey. Pick one and stick with it! And don't abuse the Forever! thing either. It's like epic; the more you use it, the less it is.
*the opinions expressed are nit necessarily those of this poster. Honestly, it's just a joke friends. Dot hurt me.


Episode 4:

Hahaha, that was absolutely brilliant. Luna was just great, I was really happy with the characterization that they came up with. Mostly because it wasn't meek, helpless Luna like in so many fan personas of her. She was full of, well, bombast. A little too much to begin with. But there was clear 'I want to make right, and make friends, and please, please approve of me, please?"

Oh, sure, myself, I might need to go back and rewrite a couple of things in my earlier stories that feature her (Reaching Midnight specifically), but really not all that much. She's not that far off from what I came up with, particularly at the end of the episode. Definitely need to change the dialogue, though. :smallwink:

http://xenomorphmachine.net/images/ponies/rainbow-dash-ohmygosh-01.gif


Does anypony else just enjoy getting up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons? Makes me feel like a kid again, and I notice I actually have way more energy than when I stay up until 4:00 a.m. and sleep until noon (as per the typical grad student schedule).

Kinda. My day is atypical though, so whatever enjoyment I had dissipated during commute.


Ep4 reply:
This episode pretty much cements her as an alchemist. Potions for every occasion!

I really liked her costume, too.

Psh. You eurocentricists and your midieval alchemy! That's obviously the much less scientific, more voodoo-y Herbalist skill set. Much more fitting!


I actually got to watch it! =D

ep 4
Luna uses magic much more freely than her sister. :smallconfused: maybe that's from spending a thousand years on the moon? Nice effects, although the implications of being able to summon stormclouds/lightning at will could probably put the pegasi out of business.

Love the Derpy moment XD

That's all I've got right now, I'll probably post more once we hit the next thread.

... Ok, I lied. One more thing. We need Luna emoticons.

Actually...

look closely. She's not exactly 'using magic'. It's an ambient efect. The power flows with her mood, and she can control it, but it's easier just to let it be.

This and the volume thing plays into the God Empress bit really hard. They (the Sisters) have so much ambient power that it's easy to just to forget they are still ponies. For the first portion of their rule, they were the gods that came after such titans as Discord, Mask, and such.

It's entirely too easy to rationalize Luna's behaviors. As a goddess in the flesh, such volume and displays were mandatory. Once rule was established, they had to keep up traditions or appear weak, inviting another Assault on Olympus, as it were.

And then the Moon Wars. Luna didn't want to be a Goddess, she wanted to be a pony, with friends. When those friends consistently spurned her due to her station, she snapped. Fear and respect, and all that.

Celestia had to use the element of Magic, and Friendship, to defeat her sister, which implies equality in power - certainly see that Luna is the more tempestuous, stereotypically witchy, fey of the two. She is the sorceress, to Celestia's hierophant.

Once defeated, Celestia began to question her ways and traditions. She had to, since her ways lost her her sister. Thus began the refinement campaign; the "Princess" began speaking softer, calmer. She became a ruler rather than a deity. She fights even now against the ingrained traditions of her people, because outright saying "stop worshipping me, I don't want to be a goddess" just proves that she is indeed a goddess.

This level of respect is evident throughout; it's why Noghtmare Moon has a statue. Luna's warform is just as important to pony culture (if somewhat demonized) as all the angry versions of the Chinese and Japanese gods are (I want to say names, but it's been years). Nightmare moon is sill a feasible force in the collective pony psyche, despite being beaten. It probably took a couple generations for Odin to supplant Tyr as the head o the Norse pantheon; there is even conjecture that the Fenris Wolf myth was made after the fact to explain the regime change (with Tyr no longer being fit and all, being one-handed).

And now, Luna returns. Around the guards, an authoritarian tone is expected; they are trained to respond to it, and couldn't dare speak against it in any case. And we have seen how Luna addresses those she knows personally- she greets Celestia quietly, and even Twilight just gets a "yeah, I know you. Star Swirl the bearded. Twilight Sparkle." because Luna knows them already. It's the equivalent of the President speaking normally to his guards, and pompously to the crowd, all without leaving the podium. She never used the Royal We & Volume with Celestia. I'm certain that when Twilight writes to Celestia about it, she will be all sorts of chagrinned, for not even noticing.

It also lends credence to Luna having only dim awareness during her exile; no consciousness, no walking around on barren rock. Just being locked in some nebulous moon dimension, vaguely aware of the passage of time, maybe working great arcane workings to bring the stars into alignment...


Well, I guess I know my next project after Titanium and I finish up Rarity's Night.

Rewriting Reaching Midnight, now that I know her proper persona! The later ones are fine, because it's decades later, and things have changed dramatically, but both my fanon and the official canon have progressed enough that I'd love to go back and rewrite Reaching knowing what I know now, and with the skills that I now possess.

http://arch.413chan.net/Rainbows-make-me-happy-(n1303170358178).gif


Disclaimer: Post was written late and about high-mind stuff. May be full of dumb

I think we need to start an Inquisition. Find out who here likes what for real and why!

CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS INQUISITORS YAY!

You there! Kyouhen! DO YOU CLOP TO PONIES?!


It's been several threads, and I'm not hearing a no~
oh man waited 13 threads to finally get the setup for that joke


feet are weird and smell bad*


Feet can be just as beautiful as any other part of the body.
Alternately, have you looked at the rest of the body? That stuff is MONSTROUS when seen objectively.



I do the reverse. I define myself in positives, and my task comes in choosing which positives to add to my character. Virtue ethics are out of vogue in contemporary philosophy, but I find myself having the most affinity with them by far. I want to be a better person, so I ask myself, what does a better person need? Courage? Skill? Discipline? I chose the qualities that I admire and respect and add them to myself. Morally, I try to be the person I would like to be making the decisions. I don't define myself in the negative because I don't feel inclined to respect people who would make the wrong choices enough to accept their world views as anything other than lacking.

I actually agree entirely. I'd forgotten about this passage, actually! Thankfully we have signatures and citations.

I meant negative view as an artistic expression; as a silhouette. A silhouette is not a shape of darkness, it is a much more abstract shape of light, which defines an object by bein the empty space around an object- it was a visual expression. I was going for tones of high contrast, and that you can tell a cop from a cowboy by the cop not having a brim. That sort of thing. It's nebulous now, but I recall be less than satisfied with transmission of the idea, so here it is again :smallwink:



My theoretical path for my children is to teach them how to be happy. Greatest skill I ever learned was what makes me happy. I can live out my entire life as a pizza place worker and be happy. Everything else - money, fame, fortune - is going to be icing on the cake.


This.



Problem with 'fighting dirty' as a phrase implies that, when a fight comes up, you want to be in it to win it. You don't. A fight, no one wins. When a fight happens your objective is to walk away safely to a place where there is no fighting. Doesn't matter how that happens.

I disagree with your premise, because we have different definitions of fight.
In any street confrontation, you are in it to win it. Wining is living. Losing is dying. Literally; you only lose I'd you die, any form of surviving is winning. Here, we agree, because the easiest way to win is not get physical. Not engage.

The "fight dirty" bit presupposes that all other opioid have failed. If you are In a life-and-death struggle you don't wan't to play fair, because the guy who is shooting at you, or tryin to knife you, or swinging a bat at you isn't going to. If you are getting physical, and attacking someone when it's not a fight... You're being a jackass.

It sounds petty and pedantic, but it's an actual, honest to goodness good bit of advice. It's a very specific version of "if you're going to do something, do it right." Don't get killed because you don't like getting hit in the groin; kick the guy and run. Punch one of the guys surrounding you in his throat so he can't fight, and run.



My dojo is fantastic. They focus infinitely on the details that matter so that in a grading test when they ask you to perform a reverse back kick that you've never done before you do it first try and break a board.*

Illustrated (http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss66/thanqol/MarchPicture080.jpg?t=1242104003).


Oh ho, the illustration is new.
Fabulous teaching method! I'm jealous. We had a Sensei who rushed to promotion ASAP I you could do the required moves, whether you were comfy or not. I hold a belt 5 degrees higher *I feel I deserve. And I'm only up to about 7th.



Sure. Technique one, I can get people to believe anything about Australia :smallwink:

CONFOUND YOUR HOSSTRALIAN MINDMELD TECHNIQUES!


-spoilers-


-spoilers-


-spoilers-

Hey guys, could you go back and spoilerbox all that? One of the downsides of hanging out with Esperderek and Thanqol is we pick up on their cleverness. The stuff you said can be easily extrapolated from.

A good general rule is that if it's within 3 degrees of a spoiler, somepony will still get it.


Vinyl and Luna? I could see that work, actually. Luna seems like she would enjoy loud music :P*

I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes DJ Sparkle.

SO SHE COULD ADDRESS HER SUBJECTS OVER THE MUSIC PROPERLY


Episode 4
Regarding Twilight and Luna: Luna immediately went into the 'friend' part of Twilight's Sparkle after showing knowledge in history.

And then the rest of it is 'wow, I used to be like that?!'

Hahaha! Yeah.


so.... Arch-Baddie is a race now? :smalltongue:

Darn skippy. It comes with a +2 cha, and remarkable aptitude with the leadership skill despite most folks being horrible leaders.


Note: *I'm about ten pages behind on the thread, so sorry if I'm not responding to something important recently.

Season 2 episode 4:
I'm not too sure about this episode. *It's nice to see them taking the Luna-out-of-date theme that pretty much everyone had and going with it, although I'm not sure how much I prefer her revealed personality. *(Note that it isn't bad, and it fits her well. *I'm just not sure how much I personally prefer her over others now.)

Probably the biggest problem I had was the "adults" (Applejack, Colgate, Mayor Mare) being scared and cowering just like the children. *I could easily see Pinkie and the kids screaming and running, then laughing it off afterwards. *However, when you have someone like the Mayor hiding under her hooves, it's kind of hard to take it as 'everyone in town was just enjoying being scared'. *Even if everyone in town does typically overreact to everything...

Also, I noticed Scootaloo dressed up as a werewolf. *Sweetie Belle was probably the vampire next to her. *However, they were hanging out with the pegasus in the astronaut helmet - I didn't see Applebloom anywhere.

imagine it from their perspective. The goddess of night terrors shows up on a holiday about spooky scariness, in a scary manner, on a scary ride, screaming with the force of a thundergale as lightning flashes in the background and in her eyes, wearing the corona of the stars themselves, right after discussing the scary origins of the holiday.

Why would you think she's not hamming up the part to fit in?


Spoilers?
Hmm, I think the spoilers are a result of leftover momentum from discussion about new!Luna. I've just been keeping them to be safe, but we can drop them if you prefer.


You were discussing spoilers for a time, that's why.

specifically, Luna's canon personality in relation to fanfiction. Then you segued into just fanfiction.

Yay being helpful!


Ep4: Old fanart of Luna will be done anew:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d0a219a9a840f6f53d07d3bdde957db1/74717%20-%20Alfalfa_monster%20artist%3AEgophiliac%20celesti a%20luna%20parody.png
Oh, gods yes!

I cannot express my gratitude in words that won't get me assaulted by my girlfriend.


You know, wherever I went on the internet, I always tried to be the pleasant guy. The "hey, that's pretty cool" guy.

And now I'm here and everyone's already like that.

I'm suffering a crises of identity, guys.

We're just following your example! Don't abandon us Noe or we'll slip back into being like 4chan!


Related to Episode four, though I'm not sure it's actually a spoiler.Does anybody know where I can find a speaking guide for ye old English? I want to run Luna in an RP with my friend.

I'll take those two, sil vous plait.



Spoilers? Better safe than sorry!
Man, as SOON as the spoiler window is over, I vote we have a talk-like-archaic-Luna day! It would be hamtastically fun!

ARCHAICALLY PORCINE!



Language and such:
These links might help. The first is a wiki page, which goes into the verb tenses for thee, thou, thine, etc. The second is some Early Modern slang to spice things up.

Ye Olde Wiki-e (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Modern_English)

What's all this, then? (http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/history/elizlng.html)

Saved for yay!


Yeah, I second this. It will be so appropriate!
I second this too. It will be amazing, though I hope no one will have too much trouble reading a thread of non-stop thees and thous..

Psh.

that's nothing. I hear there is a place on The Internet, where grown men talk about painted horses. And magic. And like, friendship and stuff.

talk ARCHAICALLY (why do you do this SPELLCHECK?... Unintentional, but hilarious. Thanks.) day should be fine.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-22, 06:43 PM
Er, SiuiS, mate...


Get to sleep at 04:00 or thereabouts. Up to watch ponies at 09:23, then off to start my 13 hour shift at work.

How do I feel?

po~ny

Much to respond to. Not much cognitive function. Beeskee; yes. That is what I meant, though stage stuff works in tandem (but not as replacement, methinks).

Everything else is in notepad. Now I must go make

Ze Magicks!
so I will see you ponies on the flipside.

*rides away by surfing on a rocket-propelled biplane*


My dear sir, you have shattered ALL the previous standards for exiting a room.
I not only salute you, but I salute you with ponies!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/475d0cecc22c27fc2a644b4575100ebc/47431%20-%20luna%20new_lunar_republic%20salute.pnghttp://pictures.mastermarf.com/blog/2011/110704-derpy-usa.jpghttp://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/176/b/d/af___twin_pony_salute_by_creshosk-d3jxslh.pnghttp://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2011/274/1/b/fluttershy_salute_by_deilan12-d4bc6li.png


Get to sleep at 04:00 or thereabouts. Up to watch ponies at 09:23, then off to start my 13 hour shift at work.

How do I feel?

po~ny

Much to respond to. Not much cognitive function. Beeskee; yes. That is what I meant, though stage stuff works in tandem (but not as replacement, methinks).

Everything else is in notepad. Now I must go make

Ze Magicks!
so I will see you ponies on the flipside.

*rides away by surfing on a rocket-propelled biplane*



...



Is what I would have said if I'd hit submit so many hours ago like I thought I did. Sigh.

Whelp. Nothing for it! Let's add it in.

... you DID.

And don't think that I didn't notice you posting in the last thread, either...

I think somepony's going screwy than Screwball...

Pokonic
2011-10-22, 06:46 PM
And don't think that I didn't notice you posting in the last thread, either...

I think somepony's going screwy than Screwball...

We are still recovering from Discord, you see. Just because one personality did it does not mean another remembers it.

AlterForm
2011-10-22, 06:49 PM
SiuiS, just so you know, your megapost single-handedly halved the size of my little scroll-bar-indicator-majig. :smalltongue:

Also, re: feet:

Sometimes, when I'm in the shower, I hold my hands out in front of me and think "oh my celestia, these things have a terrifying Cthulhu-esque shape." :smalleek:

Neoseanster
2011-10-22, 06:52 PM
“I can barely believe that we did that.” Trixie let out a soft, embarrassed groan, as she remembered their actions of the previous night. She looked at Twilight, slowly trying to extract herself from the cuddling, slumbering Luna.
“She just looked so lonely at that point. It sort of reminded me of you, Trixie, when you came back to Ponyville.” Twilight said, laughing softly. “Besides...it wasn't bad, was it?” Trixie paused for a moment, thinking, and then shook her head, a smile spreading across her face.
“No, it really wasn't..” Trixie shifted slightly, and winced, as the Princess cuddled against her moved just enough to start to wake her. Princess Luna let out a soft groan, her body beginning to move. Her head raised slightly, her eyes blearily looking out into the bright room.
“WHO DARES TO WAKE THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT FROM HER HARD-EARNED SLUMBER?” She let out a gasp, as the Princess realized where she was, who she was with, and what they had done. “OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH”
“Rainbow Dash did that when she met the Wonderbolts for the first time.” Twilight pointed out, clearly amused. Trixie grinned at her flushed teacher.
“Was that enough of a report for you, my beloved teacher?” The blue unicorn said teasingly, nuzzling at her. Luna let out a happy whimper, and nodded fiercely. Trixie grinned with pride, finally having an advantage over the mischievous Princess of the Moon.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO YOU BOTH” A brilliant smile spread across her face, and the tired Luna quivered with delight as Twilight joined in, rubbing at the other side of her face. “WHILE A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE UNLIKELY, WE WERE DESIROUS OF EXPERIENCING IT IN IT'S SINGULARITY”

I want to do this for every single Luna fanfiction ever now.

You made me spit out my dinner laughing. You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. Touché.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-22, 06:52 PM
Reaching Midnight Revision
“I can barely believe that we did that.” Trixie let out a soft, embarrassed groan, as she remembered their actions of the previous night. She looked at Twilight, slowly trying to extract herself from the cuddling, slumbering Luna.
“She just looked so lonely at that point. It sort of reminded me of you, Trixie, when you came back to Ponyville.” Twilight said, laughing softly. “Besides...it wasn't bad, was it?” Trixie paused for a moment, thinking, and then shook her head, a smile spreading across her face.
“No, it really wasn't..” Trixie shifted slightly, and winced, as the Princess cuddled against her moved just enough to start to wake her. Princess Luna let out a soft groan, her body beginning to move. Her head raised slightly, her eyes blearily looking out into the bright room.
“WHO DARES TO WAKE THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT FROM HER HARD-EARNED SLUMBER?” She let out a gasp, as the Princess realized where she was, who she was with, and what they had done. “OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH”
“Rainbow Dash did that when she met the Wonderbolts for the first time.” Twilight pointed out, clearly amused. Trixie grinned at her flushed teacher.
“Was that enough of a report for you, my beloved teacher?” The blue unicorn said teasingly, nuzzling at her. Luna let out a happy whimper, and nodded fiercely. Trixie grinned with pride, finally having an advantage over the mischievous Princess of the Moon.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO YOU BOTH” A brilliant smile spread across her face, and the tired Luna quivered with delight as Twilight joined in, rubbing at the other side of her face. “WHILE A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE UNLIKELY, WE WERE DESIROUS OF EXPERIENCING IT IN IT'S SINGULARITY”

I want to do this for every single Luna fanfiction ever now.

Pffaahahaha!

Careful Esper, Thanqol's setting you a high standard to live up to...!

EsperDerek
2011-10-22, 06:55 PM
You made me spit out my dinner laughing. You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. Touché.


Pffaahahaha!

Careful Esper, Thanqol's setting you a high standard to live up to...!

While I fell over giggling like mad at this 'revision', I actually prefer the singular line that he gave me over IM:

""I, THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT, SUGGEST THOU READEST OF THIS BOOK OF FORBIDDEN MAGIC. THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT SHALL WATCH.""

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-22, 06:56 PM
The trailers predate Season two, but Pinkie makes a fine joker :smallbiggrin:

Ahh, that'd certainly explain it! :smallbiggrin: And Pinkie makes a fine Joker...but Discord is DISCORD! Spirit of Anarchy and Chaos!

Neoseanster
2011-10-22, 06:56 PM
Neat. I posted more or less the exact same thing as a lich but seconds before he did.

That means I get three wishes, right?

Gadora
2011-10-22, 06:56 PM
“I can barely believe that we did that.” Trixie let out a soft, embarrassed groan, as she remembered their actions of the previous night. She looked at Twilight, slowly trying to extract herself from the cuddling, slumbering Luna.
“She just looked so lonely at that point. It sort of reminded me of you, Trixie, when you came back to Ponyville.” Twilight said, laughing softly. “Besides...it wasn't bad, was it?” Trixie paused for a moment, thinking, and then shook her head, a smile spreading across her face.
“No, it really wasn't..” Trixie shifted slightly, and winced, as the Princess cuddled against her moved just enough to start to wake her. Princess Luna let out a soft groan, her body beginning to move. Her head raised slightly, her eyes blearily looking out into the bright room.
“WHO DARES TO WAKE THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT FROM HER HARD-EARNED SLUMBER?” She let out a gasp, as the Princess realized where she was, who she was with, and what they had done. “OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH”
“Rainbow Dash did that when she met the Wonderbolts for the first time.” Twilight pointed out, clearly amused. Trixie grinned at her flushed teacher.
“Was that enough of a report for you, my beloved teacher?” The blue unicorn said teasingly, nuzzling at her. Luna let out a happy whimper, and nodded fiercely. Trixie grinned with pride, finally having an advantage over the mischievous Princess of the Moon.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO YOU BOTH” A brilliant smile spread across her face, and the tired Luna quivered with delight as Twilight joined in, rubbing at the other side of her face. “WHILE A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE UNLIKELY, WE WERE DESIROUS OF EXPERIENCING IT IN IT'S SINGULARITY”

I want to do this for every single Luna fanfiction ever now.


Celestia's plot, how did I miss this? That's genius! I'd award you an internet, but I'm afraid I'm fresh out.

Pokonic
2011-10-22, 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by Thanqol
“I can barely believe that we did that.” Trixie let out a soft, embarrassed groan, as she remembered their actions of the previous night. She looked at Twilight, slowly trying to extract herself from the cuddling, slumbering Luna.
“She just looked so lonely at that point. It sort of reminded me of you, Trixie, when you came back to Ponyville.” Twilight said, laughing softly. “Besides...it wasn't bad, was it?” Trixie paused for a moment, thinking, and then shook her head, a smile spreading across her face.
“No, it really wasn't..” Trixie shifted slightly, and winced, as the Princess cuddled against her moved just enough to start to wake her. Princess Luna let out a soft groan, her body beginning to move. Her head raised slightly, her eyes blearily looking out into the bright room.
“WHO DARES TO WAKE THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT FROM HER HARD-EARNED SLUMBER?” She let out a gasp, as the Princess realized where she was, who she was with, and what they had done. “OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH”
“Rainbow Dash did that when she met the Wonderbolts for the first time.” Twilight pointed out, clearly amused. Trixie grinned at her flushed teacher.
“Was that enough of a report for you, my beloved teacher?” The blue unicorn said teasingly, nuzzling at her. Luna let out a happy whimper, and nodded fiercely. Trixie grinned with pride, finally having an advantage over the mischievous Princess of the Moon.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO YOU BOTH” A brilliant smile spread across her face, and the tired Luna quivered with delight as Twilight joined in, rubbing at the other side of her face. “WHILE A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE UNLIKELY, WE WERE DESIROUS OF EXPERIENCING IT IN IT'S SINGULARITY

My god, this is fantastic! Quickly, call 4chan: we need to do some editing in lunas section in ED! Its for the greater good:smallbiggrin:

Tiki Snakes
2011-10-22, 06:57 PM
Forget fanon being busted, an important piece of fanon has been CONFIRMED for me!
Alicorns CAN TOO change their appearance at will! Eh? Eh?

Here's a thought, bordering on a theory;

When we first see her, Luna as Nightmare Moon looks very much the dark opposite of Celestia, both in size and openly-pseudo-magical-quirks. When she is de-powered by the Elements of Harmony, she reverts to 'Princess Luna' and looks much smaller, young even. But only compared to Celestia.
Far as I can see, she actually reverted to the same size as the other, normal ponies.

So, this suggests two things to me. Firstly, that's essentially her true form, sans Allicorn magic. Secondly, that would mean that the way we see Princess Celestia isn't strictly speaking her true form either, and that she would likewise have a normal-pony-sized form.

When we met her in the new episode, Luna seemed somewhere between the two forms, and was shown to have some of her magic again, though specifically less than as Nightmare moon. Perhaps as they mature into their magic, Allicorns 'grow' more grand and elegant, through their subconcious use of their much-greater-than-unicorn powers.

More specifically episode-4;
Her speech patterns, and volume would seem odd, with an assumed year between her natural seeming lines in the first season and this one, but here's a thought. The royal plural and the no-inside-voice volume are the way she assumes it right to talk when dealing with the 'subjects'. So if she's been secluded in the royal-only parts of Canterlot, basically trying to adjust to not being locked in the moon and working on the whole my sister locked me there thing, she wouldn't have had need or opportunity to speak that way, so there's a good chance Celestia wouldn't have realised it was an issue.

Also, given that she both was a royal ruler back in the day, and explicitely fought alongside Celestia against Discord before it all went to the moonwrong, it's not suprising that she has a good strong-pony-front to hide her vulnerability behind, nor is it too suprising that she wouldn't be easily spooked by, say, sudden lightning.

Kurgan
2011-10-22, 07:01 PM
That's not okay! :smallmad:

ScroogexGoldie OTP. :smalltongue:

But it was sooooo cute seeing Launchpad and the Beagle Boys chat it up while dressed in suits!

Also, saw new episode:

Season 2 Episode 4

I liked it. I loved the whole thing with Luna referring to herself in the third person and using the royal we constantly.

Dirtbag
2011-10-22, 07:03 PM
*puts on dust mask*
Consarn it, Dirtbag! Why hit ponyhread too? I thought I'd made it clear I have allergies.


But... it was the old ponythread.

http://iambrony.jsmart.web.id/gif/files/131543572753.gif

And you're the one who called in the Space Marines. I'm just trying to protect my children. :P

Lix Lorn
2011-10-22, 07:05 PM
Celestia's plot, how did I miss this? That's genius! I'd award you an internet, but I'm afraid I'm fresh out.
...celestia's plot. Hee.

Mando Knight
2011-10-22, 07:15 PM
Season 2, Episode 4:
Awesome episode. I love how Spike got a dragon costume. Luna was lots of fun. Zecora was great, it was nice seeing her again too.

"Tis a lie! Thine backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"

episode
Didn't notice any mistakes in Luna's speech patterns. Kudos to the writers for doing the research and not butchering the use of thou and its resultant changes to verb endings.
Grammar!
SaintRidley is correct... they do use thou correctly. As 'tis, the quote from Luna is thus:
"Thy backside is whole and ungobbled..."

(As 'twas in the episode. Which is correct.)

E4 related
I agree with thou! Let it be done!

(And mayhapse such wise sages as mando knight can correcteth us when we do falter in our proper grammer - lest we driveth him to the bin of loonies henceforth!)

Indeed, methinks our great comrades Raz-Fox and Thanqol, in high example, should haveth great affinity for speech so loquacious!

I'm pretty sure you just murdered the correct grammer, chief.

...

*sigh* With sureity, you didst just murder the correctness of thine grammer, O chief.
Most of the verbs are the same as in current English, actually. (Most of the weirdness of Elizabethan comes from when they try to fit sentences to meter, as with poetry. Which is unfortunately the vast majority of Elizabethan-era English works we have, other than the King James Bible, due to necessities of the media at the time.) The -th comes into play primarily in the place of -s (i.e. comes/cometh), though I'm not entirely sure on all of the situations in which it's used... as it also competes with another obsolete verb ending, -st. I believe -st is the informal singular 2nd person ending... that is, the one used when thou art the actor (Wikipedia agrees with me, at the moment).

Also, a quick primer on thou:
1.) Thou is the informal singular 2nd person. Its use in Christian liturgical works is a theological matter and thus beyond the scope of this forum, but unfortunately often the cause of persons misusing the pronoun (generally as the formal singular, if they make the distinction at all). For more on formal and informal pronouns, see almost any other language.
2.) Thou follows the cases of the 1st person pronouns most closely:
I::Thou
Me::Thee
Mine::Thine
My::Thy
3.) In all cases other than the informal singular, use you (like you normally would) rather than thou. This includes the formal singular as well as essentially any 2nd person plural. Except that you also reintroduce ye, which is the nominative case (i.e. "Go ye to yonder bookstore?" "Ye are foolhardy."), though this is occasionally dropped.


Wikipedia also helps some (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou).

Jahkaivah
2011-10-22, 07:16 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c226/saxcsa/ChickenPie.png

So I wonder if Chicken Pie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWECrE0UZ6s) was inspired by this picture? :smallsmile:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 07:18 PM
Taking it easy this quote-post; I'm tired and have been busy as all getout. SiuiS, I've still got your post directed at me in a notepad document up on Dropbox, I'll throw them up when I get a few free minutes.

So, as to why I was busy. Pony meet in Boston on Friday! Drove from work into Boston at 4:30 (****. BOSTON. TRAFFIC. *Seethe*), and got to the prudential center at 5:30. There were about 25 people there, including my two non-brony roomates who Psycho and I dragged along. It was an awesome time. I also did some drawing; Psycho has the picture and I believe he'll put it up. If not I'll text him and see what's up. (There's also a possibility I missed it while scrolling through, ow my eyes). Such an awesome time though. I can never get past how awesome everypony is.

---


Why is this a yay?

It was a yay directed at Braz saying go for it actually. :smalltongue:


Oh, no, I knew how fast it moved from when I was lurking...but it's a huge jump going from reading all of that, to participating in the conversation!

It really, really is. You get used to it after a while though, trust me.


This is how companies like Amazon, Apple and Google are selling cloud services. :smallbiggrin:

When I get my next computer I might be able to set up my own cloud computing network. You know, this might just be my next project... The T-Fox Cloud over local LAN. I wonder if it's possible?

Although if I pull that off by my self, I'm going to register my own damn business and do... something entrepreneurial.


I'm skipping a few pages for a bit because I wanna say this first:

Omygoshomygoshohmygosh.

The person in charge of my internship came to me today. If I can get through next week shifts, of which I've been assigned to the late shift...

They're gonna hire be as a freelancer. Full on getting paid. And he said I'd likely be getting 20-30 hours (unusual for a starting freelancer) a week because they're so desperate for ponies.

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh.

Oh man, that's awesome! Congratulations Esper! *Glomps*


You're darn right I don't mind drinking!

Good. SO MUCH ALCOHOL WAS HAD. Has anypony told you the stories from that afterparty?


*Midnight has some slightly rosy cheeks as Jade marvels over her handiwork, a red that brightens as Jade whispers that to her. Her tail whips around excitedly.

"I-I'm sure you'll look absolutely wonderful in it."

A soft giggle comes from behind the corner, followed by a little leathery snap. The green filly comes back around the corner ten minutes later adorned in the black straps, her tail swishing back and forth as she looks at Midnight.

"So... How do I look?"


Thanks, everypony, for your congratulations. I've worked so long to get to this point, to have it here, now...it's absolutely amazing. Just absolutely amazing. I've finally managed to recover my life. :smallredface:

And so, I celebrate with a Rarity's Night post!



Rarity's Night

It was perfect.

No, even that word seemed to be lacking. No words could properly describe this moment, none could ever properly do this justice. Not even his mother's storytelling, honed and sharpened over the decades, could have carved out proper words to convey the true beauty of this moment. He knew if he were to be asked about in the future, he would fluster and grope to make his description fitting.

Rarity had always been a beautiful mare, especially in her older years, but she had never looked as beautiful as she did now. It wasn't that she looked younger, she was still graced with the features that only maturity could bring, but she was more vivid, her body shining with life and energy. At this moment, she could have matched, nay, surpassed even Princess Celestia for beauty, a shining sun in the midst of the stars they had created. The day to his night.

An unexpected emotion suddenly assailed him. Anger. How had nopony seen this? How had no Prince or Stallion already swept this lovely damsel off her hooves, and carried her to her dreams? The injustice of it all rankled at him. He could think of nopony more deserving, and for them to have gone so neglected for so long. Left to wither on the vine.

He banished the anger away. A moment of righteous, protective anger was one thing, noble even, but he would not allow it to fester. To do so would be ungentlemanly. It would do his Lady a disservice to dwell on things that no longer mattered. He had made things right.

Not that such emotions could last long in this private world. It was a shared dream, but both were still very awake. Nothing was more real to Prince Midnight at this moment than the mare who was pressed against him. It felt like they had left Equestria, were no longer in the park that they had started their date. This was a place for them, and them alone. He knew that even the waiter who had been attending to them was no longer there.

He felt her hooves slip around his waist. He knew that if one were suddenly to pull away, the other would go sprawling onto the ground. Nay, it was more than that. It felt as if they were to be separated, they would die. One had become an essential part for the other. They shared body, mind, and soul. His hoof reaches, stroking the back of her neck lovingly, tousling her marvelous purple hair.

"My Lady..." He said breathlessly, his muzzle just inches from her own. "Perhaps it is not gentlemanly to be asking this, but I am loathe to waste the precious time that we have."

The warmth and tingling echoed through his body, shared with his Lady. This world they were in was as warm and as cosy as any home and hearth.

"Please, my Lady. Stay with me, here, until the dawn comes."

---

Spike dimly heard Sweetie Belle's question, but he was already trying to think. He didn't know! Twilight had told him that the flowers way back when had dissolved into light, but this was different. Those flowers had essentially wilted on the touch of day and their creator waking from the dream that had created them. But these...It was almost as if they were blooming, like the motes were pollen. They were bright and healthy, stronger than he had ever seen them before.

But it wasn't just that! He shivered just a little, as if a cool summer night's breeze washed over him. The turmoil that he had been feeling seemed to settle, calmed by the flowers magic. Calmed by harmony. There was an indescribable magic here, one that had always laid dormant in these flowers. Only now had it been summoned. He just didn't know why...

"I-I don't know what it means, Sweetie, I've never seen them do this before, I don't think any of us have..." He knew that if Twilight were here, she'd be taking notes like mad. Should he get her? Or perhaps message Luna? "I can only think that Midnight has done something to cause this, but I can't think of what it could be."

He wasn't...worried. Somehow, he knew that this wasn't a bad thing. Nothing like this could be bad.

"It's amazing..."

Yay! I'll bookmark this page as well and post a response tonight. Seeing a new Rarity's Night post always makes my day.

Thanqol
2011-10-22, 07:18 PM
New episode

=D


Thanqooooool! You and Jayden's self replicating terror wings virus has invaded my dreams!



First off, this dream took place in various points in time and locations. I think there was modern U.S., 18th century England, 20th century England, and Duckburg.

I was back in high school, and told that new findings have revealed that the Code of Hammurabi was in fact a memetic virus created by the ancient Babylonians to kill poor people. I of course did not believe this, and to prove it, grabbed the classroom copy of it, which looked suspiciously like a shoebox.

I was immediately overcome by a need for adventure! First, I sneak out of class to go to the bathroom, and the need subsides. But next period, the desire comes up again, and I need to do something even more risky! I sneak out of the lecture hall I'm in and go to the bathroom again, this time to the Admiralty Stall (Reserved only for officers in the Royal Navy. Why it was in a high school is beyond me.), a stall with walls much shorter so the person could see a massive map of the world on the outer wall. I see the map, and know I must see it all!

Back in the lecture hall, I am one of the teachers now, and we call on the missing girl. We look around, and Launchpad McQuack (or is it Mcpad? I forget....) exclaims, "She's gone!" Everyone panics and looks through the school for her.

It is now years later, and I am talking with an elderly man from Pakistan (the nationality is important for a later part of the dream I won't go over here unless specifically asked for it), who tells me the rest of the story. The missing girl had become hyper-addicted to adventure, to the point of not caring for herself. The final chapter of her life was spent sleeping with a sailor so that he would smuggle her onto the Titanic, where she died when it sunk.



There you have it, things you have posted in ponythread have directly led me to have dreams of people dieing in terrible ways. :smallbiggrin: On the plus side, the rest of the dream went ok! Scrooge Mcduck was getting married to a Beagle Girl. :smallbiggrin:

That's a great plot hook, actually! *Steals*


I burnt the last of my PonyTM reserves to finish this, something like 3 months later than promised. Hoping DBC (who was PM'ed about it, so he'll know even if he isn't here anymore; unless someone knows a better way to contact him) enjoys it despite me being extremely taaaaaardyyyyyyy.

(Large Image)
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/8clwemmnh5g9pyh/BeyondForeverPoster.png

That's amazing!


Oh, you.

Trick question. My phone and knife are generally always on my person. And I can break off a tree branch for a shillelagh if needed.

Apartment catches fire, I'm grabbing cat carrier (with cats) and if that counts as one item, pictures of my mother. Note to self: attach family pictures to ponies.
I also have toted with the idea of circumventing this problem with a bug-out bag for just such an occasion, except I would inevitably loot the bag when I was too lazy to find the free-floating item, if I could ever even buy the spares for the bag.

Nah, my bug-out. Bag went the same way as having a change of clothes and toiletries in the trunk of all my friends' cars. Most of em don't have cars anyway.

Cheating to claim that certain items are a part of you. :smallwink:


Feet can be just as beautiful as any other part of the body.
Alternately, have you looked at the rest of the body? That stuff is MONSTROUS when seen objectively.

I have come to that realisation, yes, actually. Looking at stuff is weird.


I actually agree entirely. I'd forgotten about this passage, actually! Thankfully we have signatures and citations.

I meant negative view as an artistic expression; as a silhouette. A silhouette is not a shape of darkness, it is a much more abstract shape of light, which defines an object by bein the empty space around an object- it was a visual expression. I was going for tones of high contrast, and that you can tell a cop from a cowboy by the cop not having a brim. That sort of thing. It's nebulous now, but I recall be less than satisfied with transmission of the idea, so here it is again :smallwink:

I think morality is a beautiful and complex thing, with colour and depth and subtlety. To silhouette it weakens it.


I disagree with your premise, because we have different definitions of fight.
In any street confrontation, you are in it to win it. Wining is living. Losing is dying. Literally; you only lose I'd you die, any form of surviving is winning. Here, we agree, because the easiest way to win is not get physical. Not engage.

The "fight dirty" bit presupposes that all other opioid have failed. If you are In a life-and-death struggle you don't wan't to play fair, because the guy who is shooting at you, or tryin to knife you, or swinging a bat at you isn't going to. If you are getting physical, and attacking someone when it's not a fight... You're being a jackass.

It sounds petty and pedantic, but it's an actual, honest to goodness good bit of advice. It's a very specific version of "if you're going to do something, do it right." Don't get killed because you don't like getting hit in the groin; kick the guy and run. Punch one of the guys surrounding you in his throat so he can't fight, and run.

You're contextualising winning. Winning, the word, means that you succeed and he fails. That's wrong, using that word in that context raises the wrong associations. A fight begins and both of you have already lost. Winning isn't survival. Winning is not getting into a fight. So, once a fight has started, every second for which it continues you have lost - you've left safety and you stand in a world where serious injury is a possibility. Your objective must be to leave this world. And leaving isn't winning; it's a return to normality. You have gained nothing from the fight, and expended a lot of energy.

Winning is giving the guy your wallet and walking away. Winning is not walking down that alley in the first place. You can't win a fight.


Hey guys, could you go back and spoilerbox all that? One of the downsides of hanging out with Esperderek and Thanqol is we pick up on their cleverness. The stuff you said can be easily extrapolated from.

A good general rule is that if it's within 3 degrees of a spoiler, somepony will still get it.

That's one of the more flattering reasons to spoiler stuff!

Beeskee
2011-10-22, 07:28 PM
I think perhaps one reason why I feel more strongly about this could be a cultural thing, specifically language. English is not my native language, Danish is. I suspect that both English "foal" and "filly" in some way has the same Old English/Old Norse root as Danish "føl". In Danish we don't have the "foal/filly/colt" distinction, in other words they're all "føl". So maybe a little crudely speaking, I don't have the same clear distinction between "filly" and "foal", and I think (hope) we can agree about "foal" being an inappropriate term for adult ponies (except as an insult :smalltongue:) Maybe this is why to me "filly" feels much younger than perhaps it does to most native English speakers. I can't be sure, but it's a guess.

And I'm totally rambling now :smallfrown:

Re: Pony terms: Just remember, it's "My Little Pony" and ponies are already 'little' compared to horses. I still vote for "term of endearment" for the usage of filly and colt when referencing older ponies. And yeah, "foal" seems like it has only been an insult when used to describe older ponies. Mostly by Nightmare Moon. But "foal" being used to describe a young pony (but older than 'foal' age) still comes across as a term of endearment. All the human language reference comparisons come across as inappropriate, it's like calling an older child 'baby' or something. Sort of appropriate in some cultures/language styles, but very rude in others. So it all seems relative. With ponies, it's probably safe to assume that they don't mean to be offensive, so it's probably safe to assume they just mean it nicely.

ICly, Beeskee probably wouldn't mind being called a foal, even though colt/filly would be more accurate, but RL I would have minded being called a 'baby' at that age. Minded a lot. So it seems like trying to compare it to human terms makes it worse. It's more of a cultural thing, (everypony does it) along with most ponies knowing that their fellow ponies are basically nice and not trying to offend them.

Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara are a bit nasty, so they'd probably mean it rudely, but they're still young and kids watching the show know that most kids are jerks. :smallsmile: As they get older they'll grow out of that. I don't think we've seen any adult ponies who have actually been flat-out jerks like that.


Re: Rambling: Welcome to the club. :smallbiggrin: I do that too.



This is the best thing ever. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOAh6NL-Saw)

That video is made entirely out of pure awesome.

I frickin' LOVE Doctor Horrible. Any pony who hasn't seen it should go watch it now. It's on the Apple store in iTunes, but you can probably find a copy online somewheres.




Oh! Well then do it. You've got nothing to lose, we can plug it a la Equestria Daily, and hey! More pony is good pony.

Coolios. Though I do want to know if such a site already exists. But if not, I am all for making it. :smallsmile:

[FFRP] Siege of Fort Cuddles

Starry bounces bombastically while the glue on the WMDs sets, and then...

HEEHEEHEE! This is gonna be GREAT!

...

The bag explodes, raining five pounds of high-velocity medium-spread marshmallow mayhem! The mouse floats down gently on a coffee filter parachute.

SUDDENLY, MARSHMALLOWS!




*pokes head in*

My question got answered on Ask Surprise. (http://asksurprise.tumblr.com/post/11707162896)

*Razaway!*

LOL I loved that one!


Pillowforts and Parentage

"Second of all, they are my parents! Just because it isn't how it's normally done..." She pauses, and then calls out to the ponies in the fort. "Hey, everypony, who are my parents?"

Beeskee manages to get a pillow unstuck from his ear in time to hear this, though possibly quite a bit late. "Uh, Twilight, Trixie, and Luna, if I remember correctly."



ARGH! Why do they have to do that? :smallfurious:

I don't want her spoiled, but knowing that just about everypony else is going to watch those clips makes me feel left out :smallfrown:

I avoided all Ep4 spoilers successfully until the actual episode was released. Don't feel bad, you weren't alone. :smallsmile:


Though it's hilarious catching up on the thread and seeing how wrong everypony was about what they expected. Including myself.



It's more complicated than just 'I dropped my phone grr' of course, but I think going into it Will accelerate the building process while doing nothing to diminish the duration.

Aww. :smallfrown: I hope you get it fixed/replaced soon. And I know how you feel, that kind of thing really bugs the heck out of me.



They're gonna hire be as a freelancer. Full on getting paid. And he said I'd likely be getting 20-30 hours (unusual for a starting freelancer) a week because they're so desperate for ponies.

Good luck! I hope things go well! :smallsmile:



All of which wouldn't be (especially) comment worthy most of the time; but given that and all I get to look foward to this weekend is stripping the dining room down, so I can get up early on my birthday (no birthday lie-in for me, by the looks of things) and likely spend most of my day holed up in my bedroom before I have to go deal with cretins right at the point that I would, all else aside, be opening my birthday presents.

Ack! I hope your birthday goes better than you are expecting. Or at least, less worse than you are expecting.

BTW: Happy Birthday! *offers ponyhugs* Beeskee sits back on his haunches and spreads his forelegs wide, smiling and offering a hug if you want it. And he won't take offense if you don't want it. :smallsmile:

And yeah I totally do NOT do social events RL.



Not an episode spoiler:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/294/9/5/all_these_things_i__ve_seen_by_equestria_prevails-d4dhdia.jpg (http://equestria-prevails.deviantart.com/)

LOL I remember that movie! I can't recall the name of it, but it was awesome.

Oh wait, "The Thirteenth Floor" - let's see if it's on Netflix Instant Watch... DAMNIT NETFLIX - I R DISAPPOINT - Y U NO HAVE MOVIES I WANT AS INSTANT?



I need ideas. Halloween. Actually scratch that, can somepony give me a brief rundown on what are the popular tradition during this occasion? Being in Asia and whatnot, we tend to only get the commercialised version, not the actual thing.

All holidays are commercialized in the US, but I'll do what I can. Popular activities are dressing up in costume and going to parties for older folks, or dressing up in costime and going door-to-door for candy for younger folks. Other activities are haunted houses, basically houses or other areas mocked up to be scary, with varying levels of success. Dry ice or fog machines are useful for making smoke, scary soundtracks can enhance atmosphere, things like that. You want to influence as many senses as possible. For smell, I think mothballs can give a 'musty' smell, since you probably don't want an actual rotting corpse present. Parties can have themed foods, things that look visually creepy while still tasting okay or good. Spaghetti or various noodles in a tomato sauce can look like entrails, etc. There's all sorts of activities folks can do, some of them will seem cliched if people have done a lot of that before. It depends on what audience you are attempting to appeal to. If you want to make a fun event for kids in a neighborhood, a spooky-themed yard would probably work best. Parents are justifiably nervous about letting kids go inside some stranger's house. For adults, a party with Halloween color mixed drinks and a spooky/creepy room might be better.

Another tradition seems to be tricks, that is, pranks pulled off to varying degrees. These can be simple or complex, and come in a wide variety of themes. Loud noises, suddenly-moving inanimate objects, etc. They can be stand-alone or mixed in with other things like parties or haunted houses. As long as it has a spooky theme it would probably fit right in.

Pumpkin carving is another (can't believe I almost forgot this) - hollow out a pumpkin or other gourd, and carve a face or shape in it, and put a candle or other light source inside. Flickering orange light sources work better, for that creepy look, but open flames might not be safe everywhere. You can either do simple, scary faces, or complex shapes.

Traditional Halloween colors include orange and black, and also 'sickly' green.

Ep4 halloween idea spoilers:

Games can also be popular. The episode had mini catapults flinging pumpkins at targets, and "throw a spider onto a web" games, along with bobbing for apples.


A lot of it really depends on the audience you are designing the stuff for.


I think the original tradition was based on the fact that the night lies roughly between summer and winter solstice (autumn equinox? I'd have to google it...) and it was supposedly a night when evil spirits as well as the more neutral dead had a stronger influence on the world, or could partially or totally manifest. The scary stuff was to ward them off.



I will thank those scientists for dictating to me how I should enjoy my entertainment

I didn't even read that article, I knew it wouldn't sit well with me.

That said, I try to avoid spoilers in general, not just of media, but of games too. I find they do diminish my enjoyment of certain things, especially for video games where part of the fun comes from building up an understanding of how they work from the beginning. At least, for me. I wouldn't make the mistake of trying to apply this to anyone else, of course.

It's hard to do in the modern age of 10 million screenshots per second, and reviews coming out on sites a week before the game hits shelves, but it's not impossible. It's also an entirely different matter when I do it to myself. Watching a movie the second time through, or playing a game for a second time, lets me enjoy the experience in a completely new way, but that's just me.

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Ep4: Language

It's important to note that the archaic language style doesn't have to imply superior/inferior social positions. In the Ultima series, u4-u6, everyone used it but it wasn't 100%. The same person would use 'you' or 'thou' depending on which sounded better. In u7, it was a social thing, but not like that, the archaic style was used more by country folks while city folks tended more toward the more modern style, but still it wasn't 100% either/or, they'd mix it up a lot. One of the best ways to decide is to write down a few styles, including a few mixes, then read them both reading text and reading aloud to yourself, and see which sounds better for that character.

Also to those wondering why Luna talks that way and Celestia hasn't taught her differently, Luna probably talks to her sister in an entirely different way, so Celestia may never have even noticed. Or, knowing her Trollestia habits, she figured that just jumping right in and socializing was the best way to learn. Plus, from the sound of things, she's spent her time trying to catch up on info rather than socialize much. She comes across as at least as bookish as Twilight.



Ep4: A certain new little pony

Pip is new best pony! And mad props to whoever pointed out that he's actually a specific type of English pony breed. (Spotted something or other) *brohoof*

Re: South Park: Where the heck do you think South Park got that character idea FROM? I'll give you a hint, it's a huge book somepony is probably about to stuff in your mouth. :smallwink:



YAY I'm totally caught up on PonyThread... ... on the one that is now ended.
Now I just need to read... 3 more pages of the new one. *whimper*

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Whew, finally caught up. Except I know I missed something.

Kurgan
2011-10-22, 07:30 PM
That's a great plot hook, actually! *Steals*


Out of curiosity, which part? Otherwise I'll be forced to assume it is the Mcduck wedding you refer to. :smallbiggrin:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 07:30 PM
Whew, finally caught up. Except I know I missed something.

Welcome to my nightmare. I feel like a bad pony when I don't do my quoteposts. Like I'm abandoning ya'll or something silly and admittedly paranoid. :smallfrown:

Kris Strife
2011-10-22, 07:30 PM
It's time to bring forth Stacy Puft, Marshmallow Mare!

I think Midnight will be upset if you interrupt his date with Rarity.


But it was sooooo cute seeing Launchpad and the Beagle Boys chat it up while dressed in suits!

You say that as though the Beagle boys wouldn't show up to Scrooge's wedding anyways. :smalltongue:

Also, I figured they'd be doing the music for the event. I'm honestly surprised Scrooge didn't offer them a record contract or something. :smalltongue:

Thanqol
2011-10-22, 07:33 PM
Out of curiosity, which part? Otherwise I'll be forced to assume it is the Mcduck wedding you refer to. :smallbiggrin:

The Code of Hammurabi bit. Especially when we find out it's, say, woven into the modern legal system, or that researchers have gene-coded it to synthesise a new disease (which can be cured at great expense).

Kurgan
2011-10-22, 07:34 PM
You say that as though the Beagle boys wouldn't show up to Scrooge's wedding anyways. :smalltongue:

Also, I figured they'd be doing the music for the event. I'm honestly surprised Scrooge didn't offer them a record contract or something. :smalltongue:

Nah, they weren't the entertainment. They were guests!

Spoiler for other part of dream:


The entertainment consisted of two groups: a rock band, and a guy on a strange pipe organ. If you have ever seen one of those recreational artificial rock climbing walls, the ones that are maybe 10 feet high and 30 feet long, it looked like that. Instead of rocks jutting out, it had keys, and it required an engineer and two assistants to run. Even with all the help, he screwed up on Toccata and Fuge (forget correct spelling) at a few points. He then broke off to a different song, at which point the rock band rushed into the pews (it was a wedding at a church) and began playing as well.

At this point I woke up. I unfortunately missed the wedding itself...



EDIT:

The Code of Hammurabi bit. Especially when we find out it's, say, woven into the modern legal system, or that researchers have gene-coded it to synthesise a new disease (which can be cured at great expense).

Interesting! Especially since it gets so much press for being the "first" written law code.

Beeskee
2011-10-22, 07:41 PM
Welcome to my nightmare. I feel like a bad pony when I don't do my quoteposts. Like I'm abandoning ya'll or something silly and admittedly paranoid. :smallfrown:

I feel the same way when I miss catching up on the thread, or replying to folks who took the time to reply to me.

Conversely, I feel exactly the opposite regarding replies to my posts, I realize that PonyThread moves fast and if folks can't catch up and need to skim, or miss something I posted, that's okay.

I'm weird.


And now I'm going to watch Ep4 again. :smallbiggrin:

Edit: After I change my icon.

Edit2: And remind Trixie that her inbox is full. Trixie, your inbox is full! :smallbiggrin: If you want me to just go ahead and post the reply here, just let me know.

erikun
2011-10-22, 07:42 PM
Sorry, just have a slight nitpick here: the plural of pegasus is pegasi.
According to some quick Google research (which should not be trusted, but seems consistent in this case) the word Pegasus comes from Greek/Latin, much like Virus or Octopus, and so would have a pluralization similar to them. While you could say that Pegasi is correct due to popular usage, I would strongly disagree with the statement that Pegasuses is incorrect.

Pegasus does not have a technical plural because technically, Pegasus is a proper name, not the name of a species. A plural of a proper name is made by adding an -s or -es at the end, as appropriate. (So it would be Pegasuses if we cloned the mythological Pegasus and wanted to refer to the two of them together.)


New episode

=D
Well put.

Kindablue
2011-10-22, 07:44 PM
An episode 4 spoiler:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/295/b/8/hardy_hardy_harr_by_tess_27-d4dl9b7.png (http://tess-27.deviantart.com/art/Hardy-Hardy-Harr-264691555?q=favby%3AEquestria-Prevails&qo=1)

Not an episode 4 spoiler:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gMeTsOP4zs8/TqK33Iw1daI/AAAAAAAAPMU/LJlyG1O4gyM/s1600/74531+-+Carrot_Top+artist+equestria-prevails+derpy_hooves+memento+parody.jpg (http://equestria-prevails.deviantart.com/art/How-Long-Have-I-Been-Looking-264643829)

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 07:46 PM
...celestia's plot. Hee.
"It is nothing to laught about. It is a very magnificent plot. Why did I say that? The insanity of this thread town is getting to me...

Ehm, I need sleep soon. Not yet, though. There is still pony to be pony.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-22, 07:51 PM
Episode 4
loved it. One of the best episodes yet. Luna managed to be portrayed in a way that almost no fanfics were ruined. Luna also has some of the best lines plus adorable interactions with everypony while managing to also have realistic emotions. (I know that I would be insulted at a holiday set up around portraying me as a foal eating monster, excepically if I couldn't tell that they were kidding)

The best part for me though was when Luna decreed that everypony should drop her title when talking to her. It fits my view of Luna that she really doesn't care about being a princess that much.

I agree with the other quotes people have put up so far. And yes Pinkie Pie got me too.

The only thing that could have made this episode better was more Shadowbolt Rainbow Dash.

I hope we see more Luna in the future.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-22, 07:52 PM
Ponythread! I need your help!

I would appreciate any and all suggestions on this silly idea for a fic involving Twilight and Luna fighting over DJ Pon-3. Shipping, obviously. Here's what I have in mind:

First the current brief summary (needs work):



So Twilight is off to see her secret crush, DJ Pon-3, perform in Canterlot, and during the party she and Luna somehow clash when they both try to win Vinyl's heart. To settle it, Luna challenges Twilight (in front of everypony) to a magical duel (in "proper" knightly manner) in the streets of Canterlot. Vinyl is to be the judge, and she happily goes along with it for the sheer epic fun of it.

So what I haven't quite figured out: How, during the party, would Twilight and Luna end up finding out that they're both after the same pony? They're probably in a large crowd, with loud music. What happens to get them in each others' manes?

After that, what challenges will the match consist of? Should be something completely crazy, something that will be remembered for a long time by the residents of Canterlot and maybe give Celestia something to wake up to. Feel free to suggest things that may be... disgraceful. Dirty tricks, things that could and will get ugly, anything at all. In the streets of Canterlot. Maybe it starts out as a simple duel, but Twilight realizes that she's outmatched and needs to play it smart/dirty?

Who do you root for? Who should win, and how?

Fanfic thoughts:
Well, probably the best way to have Twilight and Luna meet in the wake of today's episode is to have Luna see Twilight in the crowd (or vice versa) and go talk to her. It seems pretty likely that Luna feels much more comfortable around her than most other ponies, and if she was already feeling awkward about the crush, she might need that.

As for how they find out about their mutual interest, I'd say that it could come from one asking the other why they're there. Twilight almost certainly doesn't belong on the club scene, which Luna might notice, though there's no guarantee. On the other hand, Twi might very reasonably wonder why Luna was there. Then eventually one of them awkwardly admits their crush (probably best to have Twi do it) and then comes the throwing-down of the gauntlet.

As for the eventual resolution, I'm going to take a page from Lix's book and say what is this 'or' you speak of? If you want to play up DJ-P0N3's wild side, she could always choose both... :smallwink:

If not, I don't really know, you'll have to see what develops.


Thanqooooool! You and Jayden's self replicating terror wings virus has invaded my dreams!



First off, this dream took place in various points in time and locations. I think there was modern U.S., 18th century England, 20th century England, and Duckburg.

I was back in high school, and told that new findings have revealed that the Code of Hammurabi was in fact a memetic virus created by the ancient Babylonians to kill poor people. I of course did not believe this, and to prove it, grabbed the classroom copy of it, which looked suspiciously like a shoebox.

I was immediately overcome by a need for adventure! First, I sneak out of class to go to the bathroom, and the need subsides. But next period, the desire comes up again, and I need to do something even more risky! I sneak out of the lecture hall I'm in and go to the bathroom again, this time to the Admiralty Stall (Reserved only for officers in the Royal Navy. Why it was in a high school is beyond me.), a stall with walls much shorter so the person could see a massive map of the world on the outer wall. I see the map, and know I must see it all!

Back in the lecture hall, I am one of the teachers now, and we call on the missing girl. We look around, and Launchpad McQuack (or is it Mcpad? I forget....) exclaims, "She's gone!" Everyone panics and looks through the school for her.

It is now years later, and I am talking with an elderly man from Pakistan (the nationality is important for a later part of the dream I won't go over here unless specifically asked for it), who tells me the rest of the story. The missing girl had become hyper-addicted to adventure, to the point of not caring for herself. The final chapter of her life was spent sleeping with a sailor so that he would smuggle her onto the Titanic, where she died when it sunk.



There you have it, things you have posted in ponythread have directly led me to have dreams of people dieing in terrible ways. :smallbiggrin: On the plus side, the rest of the dream went ok! Scrooge Mcduck was getting married to a Beagle Girl. :smallbiggrin:

This is best dream story!


I burnt the last of my PonyTM reserves to finish this, something like 3 months later than promised. Hoping DBC (who was PM'ed about it, so he'll know even if he isn't here anymore; unless someone knows a better way to contact him) enjoys it despite me being extremely taaaaaardyyyyyyy.

(Large Image)
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/8clwemmnh5g9pyh/BeyondForeverPoster.png

So pretty!


"Tinker thing." Charger said.

"Right. No reaction? No feeling the power of Celestia? No desire to cross over into the afterlife?" Tinker tossed the amulet over her shoulder. "Okay, that rules out possession or haunting. That means the next test is..."

"Tinker," said Charger, reading the book she was referencing sideways, "You can skip the test for vampirism."

"But what if -"

"Take my word for it."

"Fine. Golemism then!" Tinker said, "Do parts of your body remain active and alive after they've been separated from your body?"



OOC thoughts:

Igneous is way more cunning than I thought! :smalleek: I do like the idea of Charger having to deal with it, though, but I'm a touch concerned about character bloat. Having more than two characters in the same room gets annoying to deal with, so others are going to have to 'DM'.


Clockwork:
Sek wasn't sure if he should feel relieved or not about the haunting. At the same time, it was probably a good idea to cut Tinker's line of thought off at the pass before she decided to go disassembling him. "Well, if I completely disconnect something, like say a hoof, it can't crawl around on its own. If it still has some connection to me, I can move it around, and it doesn't hurt, but it is kind of awkward to have other ponies see it..."

OOC:
If the egg hatches, my vote is totally for it to imprint on Iggy! I think that would be cute...



“I can barely believe that we did that.” Trixie let out a soft, embarrassed groan, as she remembered their actions of the previous night. She looked at Twilight, slowly trying to extract herself from the cuddling, slumbering Luna.
“She just looked so lonely at that point. It sort of reminded me of you, Trixie, when you came back to Ponyville.” Twilight said, laughing softly. “Besides...it wasn't bad, was it?” Trixie paused for a moment, thinking, and then shook her head, a smile spreading across her face.
“No, it really wasn't..” Trixie shifted slightly, and winced, as the Princess cuddled against her moved just enough to start to wake her. Princess Luna let out a soft groan, her body beginning to move. Her head raised slightly, her eyes blearily looking out into the bright room.
“WHO DARES TO WAKE THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT FROM HER HARD-EARNED SLUMBER?” She let out a gasp, as the Princess realized where she was, who she was with, and what they had done. “OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH, OH OUR GOSH”
“Rainbow Dash did that when she met the Wonderbolts for the first time.” Twilight pointed out, clearly amused. Trixie grinned at her flushed teacher.
“Was that enough of a report for you, my beloved teacher?” The blue unicorn said teasingly, nuzzling at her. Luna let out a happy whimper, and nodded fiercely. Trixie grinned with pride, finally having an advantage over the mischievous Princess of the Moon.
“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO YOU BOTH” A brilliant smile spread across her face, and the tired Luna quivered with delight as Twilight joined in, rubbing at the other side of her face. “WHILE A REPEAT OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE UNLIKELY, WE WERE DESIROUS OF EXPERIENCING IT IN IT'S SINGULARITY”


Hee!


SiuiS, just so you know, your megapost single-handedly halved the size of my little scroll-bar-indicator-majig. :smalltongue:

Also, re: feet:

Sometimes, when I'm in the shower, I hold my hands out in front of me and think "oh my celestia, these things have a terrifying Cthulhu-esque shape." :smalleek:

Huh. Well, now that thought will haunt my nightmares...thanks, I guess...?


While I fell over giggling like mad at this 'revision', I actually prefer the singular line that he gave me over IM:

""I, THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT, SUGGEST THOU READEST OF THIS BOOK OF FORBIDDEN MAGIC. THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT SHALL WATCH.""

So that's what she's into? :smalltongue:


...celestia's plot. Hee.

I believe we all have SiuiS to thank for that terminology.

Continuation is sorta episode spoiler-y
Although considering the number of 'God's X' curses on the Elizabethan English page I found, it seems entirely in keeping with today's episode...


The Code of Hammurabi bit. Especially when we find out it's, say, woven into the modern legal system, or that researchers have gene-coded it to synthesise a new disease (which can be cured at great expense).

That is delightfully paranoid conspiracy theorist-y...

erikun
2011-10-22, 07:53 PM
"It is nothing to laught about. It is a very magnificent plot. Why did I say that? The insanity of this thread town is getting to me...

Ehm, I need sleep soon. Not yet, though. There is still pony to be pony.
Celestia's (http://datcatwhatdances.tumblr.com/post/11489388232/okay-so-i-just-got-around-to-realizing-something) Plot? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwBrQlCujqY) (NSFW: language, suggestive)

I'm going to be banished to the dungeon that I'm banished in for this. :smallbiggrin:

the_druid_droid
2011-10-22, 08:00 PM
Celestia's (http://datcatwhatdances.tumblr.com/post/11489388232/okay-so-i-just-got-around-to-realizing-something) Plot? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwBrQlCujqY) (NSFW: language, suggestive)

I'm going to be banished to the dungeon that I'm banished in for this. :smallbiggrin:

ART THOU SUGGESTING MY SISTER WOULD BE A BAWD?! *ka-banish*:smallbiggrin:

Speaking of...awkward...things, this had me laughing really hard:
Ask Blueblood (http://askblueblood.tumblr.com/post/11793846394/i-hate-technology)

PhantomFox
2011-10-22, 08:01 PM
Word of Layout Artist Nayuki taken from the Allspark forums.


As for the Lauren quote, that was a good description of the Rarity sequence, it also had one of my favorite lines in the episode that was unfortunately cut...

(note these aren't the exact lines, just me going by memory)
Rarity: "What's the matter? I've made you more approachable."
Luna (annoyed): "You made me pink."

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 08:02 PM
I feel the same way when I miss catching up on the thread, or replying to folks who took the time to reply to me.

Conversely, I feel exactly the opposite regarding replies to my posts, I realize that PonyThread moves fast and if folks can't catch up and need to skim, or miss something I posted, that's okay.

I'm weird.


And now I'm going to watch Ep4 again. :smallbiggrin:

Edit: After I change my icon.

Edit2: And remind Trixie that her inbox is full. Trixie, your inbox is full! :smallbiggrin: If you want me to just go ahead and post the reply here, just let me know.

I absolutely hate being paranoid sometimes. I really feel like I let everypony down in this thread a lot, and I know on an intellectual level that I'm not. But if I can convince myself of that, then I'm suddenly paranoid that if I'm not letting everypony down in here, that must mean they don't like me, and I generally flip back to the first mindset.

Aagh. I hate my brain. Sorry for the rambling everypony.


According to some quick Google research (which should not be trusted, but seems consistent in this case) the word Pegasus comes from Greek/Latin, much like Virus or Octopus, and so would have a pluralization similar to them. While you could say that Pegasi is correct due to popular usage, I would strongly disagree with the statement that Pegasuses is incorrect.

Pegasus does not have a technical plural because technically, Pegasus is a proper name, not the name of a species. A plural of a proper name is made by adding an -s or -es at the end, as appropriate. (So it would be Pegasuses if we cloned the mythological Pegasus and wanted to refer to the two of them together.)

I tend to use "Pegasi" for the plural of pegasus.

---

My personal Brony convert has converted another Brony with clips of the original ponies breakdowns from season 1!

...Does this count towards my conversion count? :smallbiggrin:

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 08:04 PM
Celestia's (http://datcatwhatdances.tumblr.com/post/11489388232/okay-so-i-just-got-around-to-realizing-something) Plot? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwBrQlCujqY) (NSFW: language, suggestive)

I'm going to be banished to the dungeon that I'm banished in for this. :smallbiggrin:
"That material will be confiscated and carefully reviewed. It is good that you direct such... harmful material to us. Please continue to do so. For the safety of the realm."

EsperDerek
2011-10-22, 08:09 PM
Oh man, that's awesome! Congratulations Esper! *Glomps*

I know! It's so amazing! *glomps!*


Good. SO MUCH ALCOHOL WAS HAD. Has anypony told you the stories from that afterparty?

No! Ergo, I demand stories! :smallbiggrin:


A soft giggle comes from behind the corner, followed by a little leathery snap. The green filly comes back around the corner ten minutes later adorned in the black straps, her tail swishing back and forth as she looks at Midnight.

"So... How do I look?"

*If Midnight was blushing before, that was nothing compared to the scarlet that shows on her cheeks as Jade comes back around the corner, wearing what Midnight made. She stammers slightly, her ears going back. She's certainly leaving quite the impression on the young mare!

"Y-You look...oh my..." :smallredface:


Yay! I'll bookmark this page as well and post a response tonight. Seeing a new Rarity's Night post always makes my day.

Gleeee!


Welcome to my nightmare. I feel like a bad pony when I don't do my quoteposts. Like I'm abandoning ya'll or something silly and admittedly paranoid. :smallfrown:



I feel the same way when I miss catching up on the thread, or replying to folks who took the time to reply to me.

Conversely, I feel exactly the opposite regarding replies to my posts, I realize that PonyThread moves fast and if folks can't catch up and need to skim, or miss something I posted, that's okay.

I'm weird.


And now I'm going to watch Ep4 again. :smallbiggrin:

Edit: After I change my icon.

Edit2: And remind Trixie that her inbox is full. Trixie, your inbox is full! :smallbiggrin: If you want me to just go ahead and post the reply here, just let me know.

Awww, both of you. *cuddles you both mercilessly!* You don't have to worry about that. Sometimes life gets in the way, I think everypony understands that. I know I do.


I think Midnight will be upset if you interrupt his date with Rarity.

*Midnight twitches.

"If anypony dares interrupt that, we shall be forced to use the Royal Canterlot Voice we learned from our beloved Mother upon the interloper!"

Forum Explorer
2011-10-22, 08:09 PM
---

My personal Brony convert has converted another Brony with clips of the original ponies breakdowns from season 1!

...Does this count towards my conversion count? :smallbiggrin:

well it counts for your inclusive conversion count but not your direct conversion count. :smallwink: Still yay for more Brony! :smallbiggrin:

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-22, 08:09 PM
While I fell over giggling like mad at this 'revision', I actually prefer the singular line that he gave me over IM:

""I, THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT, SUGGEST THOU READEST OF THIS BOOK OF FORBIDDEN MAGIC. THE PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT SHALL WATCH.""

*snerk, snerk and triple snerk*

That is even better...


Grammar!
SaintRidley is correct... they do use thou correctly. As 'tis, the quote from Luna is thus:
"Thy backside is whole and ungobbled..."

(As 'twas in the episode. Which is correct.)

Most of the verbs are the same as in current English, actually. (Most of the weirdness of Elizabethan comes from when they try to fit sentences to meter, as with poetry. Which is unfortunately the vast majority of Elizabethan-era English works we have, other than the King James Bible, due to necessities of the media at the time.) The -th comes into play primarily in the place of -s (i.e. comes/cometh), though I'm not entirely sure on all of the situations in which it's used... as it also competes with another obsolete verb ending, -st. I believe -st is the informal singular 2nd person ending... that is, the one used when thou art the actor (Wikipedia agrees with me, at the moment).

Also, a quick primer on thou:
1.) Thou is the informal singular 2nd person. Its use in Christian liturgical works is a theological matter and thus beyond the scope of this forum, but unfortunately often the cause of persons misusing the pronoun (generally as the formal singular, if they make the distinction at all). For more on formal and informal pronouns, see almost any other language.
2.) Thou follows the cases of the 1st person pronouns most closely:
I::Thou
Me::Thee
Mine::Thine
My::Thy
3.) In all cases other than the informal singular, use you (like you normally would) rather than thou. This includes the formal singular as well as essentially any 2nd person plural. Except that you also reintroduce ye, which is the nominative case (i.e. "Go ye to yonder bookstore?" "Ye are foolhardy."), though this is occasionally dropped.


Wikipedia also helps some (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou).

See, between you and SaintRidley we can learn to do it right - or, at any rate - try... (As I often say, you learn summat new every day.)


Ack! I hope your birthday goes better than you are expecting. Or at least, less worse than you are expecting.

We shall see, I guess...

(I have at least until tomorrow afternoon (well, this afternoon now, it's 2am) before we'll have to dismantle the computer (and thus loose all net access), as it occurs to me that we can't do it Monday morning, because Mum can't really help with the lifting and while I can move the computer desk alone, they have only just painted the door.)


I didn't even read that article, I knew it wouldn't sit well with me.

You didn't miss anything, I assure you. The fact they said that presents would be better wrapped in transparent cellophane instead of wrapping paper in seriousness rendered anything they could concluded utterly meaningless drivel.


That said, I try to avoid spoilers in general, not just of media, but of games too. I find they do diminish my enjoyment of certain things, especially for video games where part of the fun comes from building up an understanding of how they work from the beginning. At least, for me. I wouldn't make the mistake of trying to apply this to anyone else, of course.

You can only watch something for the first time once. I prefer to be surprised the first time; I can go back and apprieciate the thing, knowing the plot and seeing how it pans out with the foreknowledge, on a subsequent viewing/reading/play-through. But you only get that sense of exploration and wonder the very first time.



S2E4
Has...has Luna become pony General Melchett (Baaah!) or, dare I say even PONY BRIAN BLESSED?

It just keeps getting better!

the_druid_droid
2011-10-22, 08:14 PM
You can only watch something for the first time once. I prefer to be surprised the first time; I can go back and apprieciate the thing, knowing the plot and seeing how it pans out with the foreknowledge, on a subsequent viewing/reading/play-through. But you only get that sense of exploration and wonder the very first time.


My friend actually has this as a pretty core component of his personal philosophy. I can totally understand where you're coming from.

Kinda episode-related:
In further news, all correspondence directed toward thee shall be of an appropriately archaic formulation forthwith! Huzzah!

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-22, 08:16 PM
My personal Brony convert has converted another Brony with clips of the original ponies breakdowns from season 1!

...Does this count towards my conversion count? :smallbiggrin:

That is an interesting thing to bring up. I've been the direct cause for 2 converts of my friends and half of another. Through "Cupcakes" as strange as that may be, the forth person I showed is downright terrified of us and if he is to be believed currently can't eat cupcakes. Then just last night, my closer of those two friends (the other is more of an acquaintance) asked me to text him some pictures(I had internet access on my phone he didn't) to show some people.

If these people end up being bronies are they on my tally list or on his? It seems to be a split effort

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 08:18 PM
A soft giggle comes from behind the corner, followed by a little leathery snap. The green filly comes back around the corner ten minutes later adorned in the black straps, her tail swishing back and forth as she looks at Midnight.

"So... How do I look?"


"...You look like a pirate biker. What an odd clothing choice for autumn ponyville..."

Beeskee
2011-10-22, 08:22 PM
I absolutely hate being paranoid sometimes. I really feel like I let everypony down in this thread a lot, and I know on an intellectual level that I'm not. But if I can convince myself of that, then I'm suddenly paranoid that if I'm not letting everypony down in here, that must mean they don't like me, and I generally flip back to the first mindset.

Aagh. I hate my brain. Sorry for the rambling everypony.

I feel the same way a lot of times. I need to force myself to relax a lot of times and just go with it. PonyThread is a busy place, I do like that about it but I have to remind myself if something gets missed, it happens. It isn't personal, it's just how things go. "Dropped packets" don't signify unimportance.



Awww, both of you. *cuddles you both mercilessly!* You don't have to worry about that. Sometimes life gets in the way, I think everypony understands that. I know I do.

*hugs back* I appreciate that, thanks. :smallsmile: And true, RL does happen sometimes. I know I've missed important things from time to time, even though I try not to.



We shall see, I guess...

(I have at least until tomorrow afternoon (well, this afternoon now, it's 2am) before we'll have to dismantle the computer (and thus loose all net access), as it occurs to me that we can't do it Monday morning, because Mum can't really help with the lifting and while I can move the computer desk alone, they have only just painted the door.)

You can only watch something for the first time once. I prefer to be surprised the first time; I can go back and apprieciate the thing, knowing the plot and seeing how it pans out with the foreknowledge, on a subsequent viewing/reading/play-through. But you only get that sense of exploration and wonder the very first time.

I hope it goes better than it sounds, having to do a bunch of work on a birthday isn't particularly fun. Maybe you can do something you enjoy afterwards with just some close friends and people you want to hang out with?

And yeah, that's how I feel about things, especially games which I get really into when I play, I want to experience the whole thing as unique. When I have read up on games or watched too many tutorials, I end up feeling "oh yeah this is the part where X happened" instead of focusing on enjoying the game myself.



Ep4:

Did it look like Luna had silver horseshoes in some of the shots? Not the "hoofsies" (dunno what those are called) but actual horseshoes?

Kalinda
2011-10-22, 08:27 PM
Ep 4
I quite liked it. Luna's personality worked for me, and I loved seeing all the costumes. The origin and traditions of nightmare night were very believable and cool as well.

Now I just need to figure out how to replace my caps lock key with one that says ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE.

Athaniar
2011-10-22, 08:41 PM
Help my RP character has kidnapped me...

"Do not worry, citizens, this dangerous poster has been incapacitated. In fact, he must now sleep." *sound of plated hoof hitting human head*

"Now, about reviewing that material..."
Ehm, in desperate need of sleep before ramblings become even incoherenter.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-22, 08:46 PM
I just noticed something about Colgate in Episode 4:

Every one says she's a dentist. She's a doctor/nurse in surgical scrubs. How can you tell:

Dentists have no need of stethoscopes.

Incidentally this also raises the unfortunate implication that surgery is performed with fore-hooves the pony used to walk into the operating room. I'm probably just reading too much into things though.

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-22, 08:47 PM
Help my RP character has kidnapped me...

"Do not worry, citizens, this dangerous poster has been incapacitated. In fact, he must now sleep." *sound of plated hoof hitting human head*


Don't worry that's completely normal, and would have happened long ago to me if Crossings wasn't so interested in finding a mother manticore.

And this has happened many times to various posters like... who was it that this has happened to? I remember Jade doing it at one point and somepony else spending several threads captured by their pony. I think Ido spent some threads captured by Ido to be saved by the other Ido with the help of Ido or something like that.

Istari
2011-10-22, 08:51 PM
[FFRP] Siege of Fort Cuddles

Blast! It's like they aren't bothered by air-puffed sugarlumps! This calls for drastic measures!

Starry pulls out a thick, heavyset tome labeled "Spells of Ponythread Volume Seven: summonings, Bindings, and Badinage". Flipping I to about 6/11ths the way in, she puts a hoof to the page and skims.

Aha! Circle openings, prerendered message of intent, crossing possible realities... It's time to bring forth Stacy Puft, Marshmallow Mare!



Marshmallow Fight
The book glows with a magical aura as Novello magically reads its contents. "A summoning book? Should we really be summoning magical entities in a marshmallow fight?" Novello's horn glows and then Starry can see the letters on the page he was reading glow as they shift around into gibberish. "Have fun reading your book!"

Mystic Muse
2011-10-22, 08:52 PM
....I think my ponies are getting ideas.:smalleek:

If I get kidnapped blame the Zerg one.

Zevox
2011-10-22, 08:59 PM
Somehow I'm not surprised that we got into a new thread while I was at work today. Though I am a little surprised that the thread title didn't end up being that "Season 2 ruined by Luna fic!" one suggested a couple threads back, given what day it is.

Anyway, I caught what must have been one of the first youtube uploads of today's episode just before going to work today. Haven't read anyone else's reactions to it so far, so here are my thoughts on it knowing nothing about what the rest of ya'll are saying:

First, some minor stuff. Chicken-Pinkie was friggin' perfect. "Too old for free candy? Are you out of your mind?" And pecking up pieces of candy? Hilarious, and very in character for her. If that doesn't become a fan-art meme, I will be disappointed.

Derpy bobbing for apples was funny too, and I liked that Zecora got a couple of cameos. Always was a shame that she only got the one appearance for less than a minute after her episode last season.

Best line of the episode?
http://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.png "I'm going to do what I do best: I'm going to lecture her!"
- That literally made me laugh out loud, which rarely happens.

Also, I'm surprised I never saw any fan art where Luna spoke in an archaic manner like that. That makes perfect sense, and it's surprising that no one seems to have thought of it before. Or maybe they did, but in a fan fic and not fan art - I wouldn't know about those. Or maybe her one line from the end of episode 2 sounding normal discouraged it, I guess that could be too.

Anyway, the meat of it. On the whole, it was an entertaining episode, and a good character introduction for Luna, but there were two things that were rather off for me. One is mostly just me - the ending. I've never been able to understand the mindset required to enjoy being scared (as you may imagine, I avoid the horror genre in all of its forms), so it was hard for me to really connect with the resolution there.

The other, which I'm pretty sure isn't just me, is Luna's lack of understanding of "fun." I mean, she was locked up for a millennium, sure, but it's not like she hadn't lived before turning into Nightmare Moon, right? She should understand the concept of having fun simply from having been a kid at some point herself. This is especially off when she animated and grew those fake spiders thinking it was "fun," which is a bit too important of a plot moment for this not to bother me.

When I first watched it I was also bothered by the fact that the Ponies didn't seem to have taken Nightmare Moon's recent defeat into account for their celebrations and were still telling those stories of her as if it hadn't happened, but thinking about it over the day I think that makes sense. They likely never thought Nightmare Moon was real to begin with, which would explain why only Twilight recognized her when she returned, and they obviously like Nightmare Night the way it is, so finding out that Nightmare Moon was real but isn't anymore wouldn't really change anything about it for them - she just resumes her fictional status as far as they're concerned.

So yeah, good episode, but a couple of things I wish had been better about it. I hope to see Luna more in the future.

Oh, and out of personal curiosity: how long did it take for Trollestia and/or Iron Hoof theories centered on this episode to pop up? Fifteen minutes? Ten? Less? Because I thought of two while bored at work today, so I figure by now the people who actually feed those memes must have thought up at least twice that many and made fan art of it.
Zevox

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 09:03 PM
First, some minor stuff. Chicken-Pinkie was friggin' perfect. "Too old for free candy? Are you out of your mind?" And pecking up pieces of candy? Hilarious, and very in character for her. If that doesn't become a fan-art meme, I will be disappointed.

Derpy bobbing for apples was funny too, and I liked that Zecora got a couple of cameos. Always was a shame that she only got the one appearance for less than a minute after her episode last season.

Best line of the episode?
http://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.png "I'm going to do what I do best: I'm going to lecture her!"
- That literally made me laugh out loud, which rarely happens.

Also, I'm surprised I never saw any fan art where Luna spoke in an archaic manner like that. That makes perfect sense, and it's surprising that no one seems to have thought of it before. Or maybe they did, but in a fan fic and not fan art - I wouldn't know about those. Or maybe her one line from the end of episode 2 sounding normal discouraged it, I guess that could be too.

Anyway, the meat of it. On the whole, it was an entertaining episode, and a good character introduction for Luna, but there were two things that were rather off for me. One is mostly just me - the ending. I've never been able to understand the mindset required to enjoy being scared (as you may imagine, I avoid the horror genre in all of its forms), so it was hard for me to really connect with the resolution there.

The other, which I'm pretty sure isn't just me, is Luna's lack of understanding of "fun." I mean, she was locked up for a millennium, sure, but it's not like she hadn't lived before turning into Nightmare Moon, right? She should understand the concept of having fun simply from having been a kid at some point herself. This is especially off when she animated and grew those fake spiders thinking it was "fun," which is a bit too important of a plot moment for this not to bother me.

When I first watched it I was also bothered by the fact that the Ponies didn't seem to have taken Nightmare Moon's recent defeat into account for their celebrations and were still telling those stories of her as if it hadn't happened, but thinking about it over the day I think that makes sense. They likely never thought Nightmare Moon was real to begin with, which would explain why only Twilight recognized her when she returned, and they obviously like Nightmare Night the way it is, so finding out that Nightmare Moon was real but isn't anymore wouldn't really change anything about it for them - she just resumes her fictional status as far as they're concerned.

So yeah, good episode, but a couple of things I wish had been better about it. I hope to see Luna more in the future.

Oh, and out of personal curiosity: how long did it take for Trollestia and/or Iron Hoof theories centered on this episode to pop up? Fifteen minutes? Ten? Less? Because I thought of two while bored at work today, so I figure by now the people who actually feed those memes must have thought up at least twice that many and made fan art of it.
Zevox

I think the whole fun thing was the word "fun". She literally didn't know the definition of it. Because language changes and all that jazz.

Beeskee
2011-10-22, 09:12 PM
Ep4 Language

Yeah, it's actually a fairly new word, relatively speaking.



Ep4 DERPY link (http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3469/derpyplug.png)
The pic came out to be 2mb even as a PNG, unless I totally messed up saving it, so I'm not including it as a spoilered image.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-22, 09:12 PM
....I think my ponies are getting ideas.:smalleek:

If I get kidnapped blame the Zerg one.

You've got to keep those ponies under strict lock and key in your mind.
And how's that working out for you?
That's what I've always done and so far so good. :smallsmile:
Really? Cause I don't seem to have a problem escaping. When I choose to that is.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-22, 09:16 PM
Somehow I'm not surprised that we got into a new thread while I was at work today. Though I am a little surprised that the thread title didn't end up being that "Season 2 ruined by Luna fic!" one suggested a couple threads back, given what day it is.

Still possible, we won't have new material before we have a new thread afterall...


Also, I'm surprised I never saw any fan art where Luna spoke in an archaic manner like that. That makes perfect sense, and it's surprising that no one seems to have thought of it before. Or maybe they did, but in a fan fic and not fan art - I wouldn't know about those. Or maybe her one line from the end of episode 2 sounding normal discouraged it, I guess that could be too.

Thus why fanon shall now and forever be Jossed with great regularity!


The other, which I'm pretty sure isn't just me, is Luna's lack of understanding of "fun." I mean, she was locked up for a millennium, sure, but it's not like she hadn't lived before turning into Nightmare Moon, right? She should understand the concept of having fun simply from having been a kid at some point herself. This is especially off when she animated and grew those fake spiders thinking it was "fun," which is a bit too important of a plot moment for this not to bother me.


DOST THOU NOT KNOW THAT THE WORD "FUN" HAS BUT RECENTLY ENTERED THE LEXICON? WE SIMPLY COULD NOT EXPECT TO KEEP APPRISED OF THIS WHILST ON THE MOON!

(oh god another voice...)



When I first watched it I was also bothered by the fact that the Ponies didn't seem to have taken Nightmare Moon's recent defeat into account for their celebrations and were still telling those stories of her as if it hadn't happened, but thinking about it over the day I think that makes sense. They likely never thought Nightmare Moon was real to begin with, which would explain why only Twilight recognized her when she returned, and they obviously like Nightmare Night the way it is, so finding out that Nightmare Moon was real but isn't anymore wouldn't really change anything about it for them - she just resumes her fictional status as far as they're concerned.

Well the premise does smack of "we thought this up after the first episode and aren't going to care about continuity" which to be fair isn't the first time the show has sacrificed some level of reason to do an episode


Oh, and out of personal curiosity: how long did it take for Trollestia and/or Iron Hoof theories centered on this episode to pop up? Fifteen minutes? Ten? Less? Because I thought of two while bored at work today, so I figure by now the people who actually feed those memes must have thought up at least twice that many and made fan art of it.
Zevox

Pretty sure here it was before the replay was over.

erikun
2011-10-22, 09:16 PM
Somehow I'm not surprised that we got into a new thread while I was at work today. Though I am a little surprised that the thread title didn't end up being that "Season 2 ruined by Luna fic!" one suggested a couple threads back, given what day it is.

The other, which I'm pretty sure isn't just me, is Luna's lack of understanding of "fun." I mean, she was locked up for a millennium, sure, but it's not like she hadn't lived before turning into Nightmare Moon, right? She should understand the concept of having fun simply from having been a kid at some point herself. This is especially off when she animated and grew those fake spiders thinking it was "fun," which is a bit too important of a plot moment for this not to bother me.

[...]

Oh, and out of personal curiosity: how long did it take for Trollestia and/or Iron Hoof theories centered on this episode to pop up? Fifteen minutes? Ten? Less? Because I thought of two while bored at work today, so I figure by now the people who actually feed those memes must have thought up at least twice that many and made fan art of it.
Zevox
The Spoilers comment was thought to be more amusing, given the ten-page flood of spoilers before and during the episode. The tons of RP happening at the same time just helped to increase the spoiler field.

Anyway, S2e4 comments:
Someone pointed out in the previous thread that the word fun (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=fun) has only been around for 400 years or so, meaning that someone banished for 1000 years would literally not know what it meant. It apparently comes from a word meaning to hoax or befool, and so telling someone to "have fun" would not make much sense. A bit of fridge brilliance there.

As for Trollestia... I didn't really think of it in that term, but looking back after watching the episode for the first time, I couldn't help but wonder if Celestia sent Luna off with the gothic carriage/dressed up guards in hopes of working one of those friendship-lessons for everyone involved. She certainly does have a habit of doing so.

Gadora
2011-10-22, 09:20 PM
But... it was the old ponythread.

http://iambrony.jsmart.web.id/gif/files/131543572753.gif

And you're the one who called in the Space Marines. I'm just trying to protect my children. :P
But all ponythread is one...:smallconfused:

D'aww, I can't argue with that Pinkie Pie, I'll just keep wearing my dust mask. Carry on with your horde creation.

...celestia's plot. Hee.
I stole that from someone, but I can't remember who. It does make a marvelous mild oath, though.

According to some quick Google research (which should not be trusted, but seems consistent in this case) the word Pegasus comes from Greek/Latin, much like Virus or Octopus, and so would have a pluralization similar to them. While you could say that Pegasi is correct due to popular usage, I would strongly disagree with the statement that Pegasuses is incorrect.

Pegasus does not have a technical plural because technically, Pegasus is a proper name, not the name of a species. A plural of a proper name is made by adding an -s or -es at the end, as appropriate. (So it would be Pegasuses if we cloned the mythological Pegasus and wanted to refer to the two of them together.)
Hold on, let me check my dictionaries.

Okay, while my 1971 Random House fails to give a plural for Pegasus, refusing to admit that it is anything other than a proper noun, my '76 Webster gives both pegasi and pegasuses as pluralizations. Sorry for nitpicking there, I seem to have been in the wrong.


Word of Layout Artist Nayuki taken from the Allspark forums.

Quotebox that got snipped when I quoted.

Okay now I really wish that scene hadn't wound up being cut. It sounds like it would have been absolutely fantastic.



Help my RP character has kidnapped me...

"Do not worry, citizens, this dangerous poster has been incapacitated. In fact, he must now sleep." *sound of plated hoof hitting human head*

"Now, about reviewing that material..."
Ehm, in desperate need of sleep before ramblings become even incoherenter.
Kidnapped? By a member of the royal guard (or so I assume)? Are you sure you weren't put in protective custody?

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 09:22 PM
I know! It's so amazing! *glomps!*

Eeeeee! ^^


No! Ergo, I demand stories! :smallbiggrin:

I'll tell you next time you're on AIM. I want plausible deniability if need be. :smallbiggrin:


*If Midnight was blushing before, that was nothing compared to the scarlet that shows on her cheeks as Jade comes back around the corner, wearing what Midnight made. She stammers slightly, her ears going back. She's certainly leaving quite the impression on the young mare!

"Y-You look...oh my..." :smallredface:

"What's the matter Midnight... Too much pony for you to handle?" Just sliding on the leather seems to give her a confidence that was very much absent before, as she slowly slinks towards the mare.

"Now, what about that reward..."


Awww, both of you. *cuddles you both mercilessly!* You don't have to worry about that. Sometimes life gets in the way, I think everypony understands that. I know I do.

*Snuggles* Thanks Mids. I know I've got really good friends here, just sometimes I forget that means they put up with me when I'm inattentive and even miss things they say. :smallsmile:


*Midnight twitches.

"If anypony dares interrupt that, we shall be forced to use the Royal Canterlot Voice we learned from our beloved Mother upon the interloper!"

I couldn't have said it better myself. :smallbiggrin:


well it counts for your inclusive conversion count but not your direct conversion count. :smallwink: Still yay for more Brony! :smallbiggrin:

Yay Bronies! He showed the guy a clip compilation from Episode Zero of all of the Twilight faces, and the guy spun around and went "I've gotta watch more of this!" and ran off to his room.

Got 'im!


"...You look like a pirate biker. What an odd clothing choice for autumn ponyville..."

Jade chuckles and shakes her head. "You don't get the connotation? Dude, loosen up a little!" The filly then proceeds to wiggle her flank behind her, her eyes half lidded.


*hugs back* I appreciate that, thanks. :smallsmile: And true, RL does happen sometimes. I know I've missed important things from time to time, even though I try not to.

Group hug everypony! *Hugs*

erikun
2011-10-22, 09:26 PM
Hold on, let me check my dictionaries.

Okay, while my 1971 Random House fails to give a plural for Pegasus, refusing to admit that it is anything other than a proper noun, my '76 Webster gives both pegasi and pegasuses as pluralizations. Sorry for nitpicking there, I seem to have been in the wrong.
No problem. I run into the octopi plural all the time (and have somewhat of a dislike towards virii) and so the pegasi/pegasuses discussion is very similar.

I'd actually rather get nitpicked and proven wrong than have it ignored, if it makes you feel any better.

Zevox
2011-10-22, 09:29 PM
I think the whole fun thing was the word "fun". She literally didn't know the definition of it. Because language changes and all that jazz.
That is definitely not the impression that sequence gives by any means. And if that was the explanation, shouldn't she have fairly quickly connected it to whatever term she was familiar with for the concept of "enjoying yourself?" In which case the mistake with the spider animation wouldn't have happened.

So yeah, still bothers me there.


Pretty sure here it was before the replay was over.
That... would be awfully fast even for this fandom. Sheesh.

Zevox

Dirtbag
2011-10-22, 09:36 PM
But all ponythread is one...:smallconfused:

Ok, I guess I never really thought about it. I wouldn't want anypony to get infected.

I'll go back to lurking in the Everfree forest.

Ta-ta for now. :3

Grif
2011-10-22, 09:36 PM
Just starting watching, skipped over last 10 pages.

Luna. Squeeeeeeeee! All those shed tears of invalidated fanfics. Gone just like that.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 09:39 PM
"What's the matter Midnight... Too much pony for you to handle?" Just sliding on the leather seems to give her a confidence that was very much absent before, as she slowly slinks towards the mare.

"Now, what about that reward..."

Jade chuckles and shakes her head. "You don't get the connotation? Dude, loosen up a little!" The filly then proceeds to wiggle her flank behind her, her eyes half lidded.

"Erm... are you supposed to a chiropractor who's getting people to loosen up? Or a gymnast, or something?"

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 09:43 PM
"Erm... are you supposed to a chiropractor who's getting people to loosen up? Or a gymnast, or something?"

Jade's eyes open back up as she tips her head off to the side, more than just a little confused.

"Um..."

She leans in and whispers in his ear exactly what the implication was, in terms that could easily make a sailor blush. Once she's done she tilts back on her hooves.

"So, just how sheltered are you?"

EsperDerek
2011-10-22, 09:46 PM
The Spoilers comment was thought to be more amusing, given the ten-page flood of spoilers before and during the episode. The tons of RP happening at the same time just helped to increase the spoiler field.

Anyway, S2e4 comments:
Someone pointed out in the previous thread that the word fun (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=fun) has only been around for 400 years or so, meaning that someone banished for 1000 years would literally not know what it meant. It apparently comes from a word meaning to hoax or befool, and so telling someone to "have fun" would not make much sense. A bit of fridge brilliance there.

As for Trollestia... I didn't really think of it in that term, but looking back after watching the episode for the first time, I couldn't help but wonder if Celestia sent Luna off with the gothic carriage/dressed up guards in hopes of working one of those friendship-lessons for everyone involved. She certainly does have a habit of doing so.


That is definitely not the impression that sequence gives by any means. And if that was the explanation, shouldn't she have fairly quickly connected it to whatever term she was familiar with for the concept of "enjoying yourself?" In which case the mistake with the spider animation wouldn't have happened.

So yeah, still bothers me there.


That... would be awfully fast even for this fandom. Sheesh.

Zevox

I actually had a conversation both with Inkwell, and Thanqol, about some of this stuff:

Fun:
2:39:31 PM) esperderek: The only thing that really was a bit cheesy was the 'What is fun'? bit.
(2:39:51 PM) Inkwell: ...
(2:39:59 PM) esperderek: Hmn?
(2:40:18 PM) Inkwell: Actually, seeing how Celestia's been in the past seasons, I get the feeling that the princesses don't really get to have fun.
(2:40:24 PM) esperderek: Trruuee.
(2:40:40 PM) Inkwell: Not in the real sense of the term. I doubt the term even comes up with any regularity if at all.
(2:40:58 PM) Inkwell: 'Entertained', yes. 'Funtime frolicing'? Not so much.
(2:41:04 PM) esperderek: This is a good point. Plus, she was locked away stewing in negative emotions for 1000 years.
(2:41:24 PM) esperderek: And before THAT, she had to rebuild Equestria with her sister. and before THAT, Discord.
(2:41:33 PM) esperderek: And nopony but Discord was having fun THEN.
(2:41:53 PM) Inkwell: -(Laughs)- Ain't that the truth.
(2:42:15 PM) Inkwell: Heck, I think even Princess Celestia has to get used to the concept of fun itself, and she hasn't been locked away for a thousand years.
(2:42:54 PM) Inkwell: Even when ponies celebrate with her, they don't really celebrate with her. Celestia really is one of the loneliest ponies. Being a Princess/Queen/God sucks.

Her Voice:

(7:01:53 PM) Thanqol: I'm still not sure how Celestia endured a year of that without ever saying "Luna, we should talk?"
(7:03:15 PM) esperderek: See, I figure the softer voiced Luna we see in her quieter, more vulnerable moments, particularly around Twilight, is probably how she mostly talks around Celly.
(7:03:58 PM) Thanqol: Ah! And only goes bombastic when addressing the subjects, of course!
(7:05:03 PM) esperderek: Particularly when she's really nervous or excited.
(7:05:55 PM) esperderek: You can see it in the episode itself, when she starts getting flustered or at the end when she gets excited, SHE SHIFTS INTO THE ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE.

I also think it's important to note that Celestia is her sister, not her mother. It's entirely possible and likely that Celestia has been offering help, but that doesn't mean that Luna has to or is willing to take it.


*hugs back* I appreciate that, thanks. :smallsmile: And true, RL does happen sometimes. I know I've missed important things from time to time, even though I try not to.


*Snuggles* Thanks Mids. I know I've got really good friends here, just sometimes I forget that means they put up with me when I'm inattentive and even miss things they say. :smallsmile:

It happens. It always does. That's why we're understanding! *glomps them both, cuddling them fiercely*


I'll tell you next time you're on AIM. I want plausible deniability if need be. :smallbiggrin:

Hahahaha, understood!

Jade's new Look


"What's the matter Midnight... Too much pony for you to handle?" Just sliding on the leather seems to give her a confidence that was very much absent before, as she slowly slinks towards the mare.

"Now, what about that reward..."

*Midnight stammers slightly, as the new aggressive Jade starts slinking towards her. Her cheeks are red, and her tail is lashing back and forth, clearly excited.

"N-No! Not at all!" She recovers a little bit, and smiles, a hoof stroking along her handiwork. Her cheeks are bright red. "R-Reward! Yes...I'm very much...looking forwards to it..."


"...You look like a pirate biker. What an odd clothing choice for autumn ponyville..."

*Midnight sighs in exasperation, as Candles promptly attempts to ruin the mood, but...


Jade chuckles and shakes her head. "You don't get the connotation? Dude, loosen up a little!" The filly then proceeds to wiggle her flank behind her, her eyes half lidded.

Midnight literally lets out a squeak. It's almost like Jade has taken the confidence from Midnight, and is using it for herself, simply by putting on that outfit!

"Y-Yes, he's really a little dense...and seems intent on following my around and commenting...but wow...I love the attitude this is giving you...:smallredface:"

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 09:48 PM
Jade's eyes open back up as she tips her head off to the side, more than just a little confused.

"Um..."

She leans in and whispers in his ear exactly what the implication was, in terms that could easily make a sailor blush. Once she's done she tilts back on her hooves.

"So, just how sheltered are you?"
Jade is a WHAT!?
"Wait, what! That doesn't even make any sense!" Candle looks completely aghast at the concept. "Why... why would anypony even want to do that! And I've spent most of my life travelling, thank you very much!"

InkwellPony
2011-10-22, 09:52 PM
In regards to S2E4:

There's also the fact that we've seen in Canterlot, that the life of a Princess really doesn't have much in the way of 'Fun' happening in it, beyond what they make of it. They may be amused from time to time, but having actual joyful romping fun is not generally seen as 'Regal', and the average pony wouldn't even think of the Princesses doing anything like that. So the actual word 'Fun' wouldn't have been used around Luna much, even after her getting back to the world in general.

As for Nightmare Night, I personally see Celestia having supported that to make the other ponies more accepting of the night, the general creepiness, and Luna herself upon her arrival back to Equestria. That and seeing how it turns out Luna likes a good prank, I can see Celestia seeing Luna actually liking the Holiday - once she got to know what it was truly about. Thus why the Holiday itself of 'Nightmare Night' not being canceled the instant that Luna returned. If nothing else, Luna's return made Nightmare Night a little scarier, because they found out that the 'Boogie Mane' that they were afraid of actually had existed, even if she had been defeated, and by all rights could very well come to exist again.

Beeskee
2011-10-22, 09:54 PM
Group hug everypony! *Hugs*


It happens. It always does. That's why we're understanding! *glomps them both, cuddling them fiercely*


Yay, pony snuggles!

*hugs them back*


Heh. I am such a cuddleslut. :smallbiggrin:



Edit: A new page of Friendship is Dragons (http://friendshipisdragons.thecomicseries.com/comics/) is up!
What a Tweest!

Grif
2011-10-22, 09:55 PM
Well, one thing's for sure, this episode shot my fanfic idea out of the water. Time for a new idea for WTG.

As for now, I'm too hassled to go back ten pages of spoilers and open each one.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 09:55 PM
Hahahaha, understood!

Trust me, it was a wild night.


Jade's new Look



*Midnight stammers slightly, as the new aggressive Jade starts slinking towards her. Her cheeks are red, and her tail is lashing back and forth, clearly excited.

"N-No! Not at all!" She recovers a little bit, and smiles, a hoof stroking along her handiwork. Her cheeks are bright red. "R-Reward! Yes...I'm very much...looking forwards to it..."



*Midnight sighs in exasperation, as Candles promptly attempts to ruin the mood, but...



Midnight literally lets out a squeak. It's almost like Jade has taken the confidence from Midnight, and is using it for herself, simply by putting on that outfit!

"Y-Yes, he's really a little dense...and seems intent on following my around and commenting...but wow...I love the attitude this is giving you...:smallredface:"


Jade is a WHAT!?
"Wait, what! That doesn't even make any sense!" Candle looks completely aghast at the concept. "Why... why would anypony even want to do that! And I've spent most of my life travelling, thank you very much!"

Jade's New Look
She grins wide at Candle as he seems to stammer and stumble over his own words in complete shock. "Oh trust me, it's a lot of fun when you get down to it."

She grins as she glances back over to Midnight, gliding over with the longest steps she can reasonably muster, sliding a hoof up to her bright red cheek and gently caressing it. She leans in extremely close and whispers, her lips a centimeter away from the other mare's ear. "You like the new attitude, hmm? Well, maybe I can make that a part of the little princess's thank you..." She gently presses her head into the crook of Midnight's neck.


Yay, pony snuggles!

*hugs them back*


Heh. I am such a cuddleslut. :smallbiggrin:

I think we all are Beeskee. I think we all are.

Kindablue
2011-10-22, 09:59 PM
Sorry, Pinkie, but Toph is now best pony.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-22, 10:00 PM
Oh no, ten pages of backlog AND spoilers! I dare say this is the

worst.

thing.


POSSIBLE!

Also so's my avatar. Guess I should change it back now, eh? Not going to lie, Titanium, I laughed out loud at your reaction ;)

*sigh* Guess I should get caught up. In the meanwhile, have some spoilerriffic picatures, with the usual heavy helping of the one they call Derpy Hooves:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/835/75017%20-%20Carrot_Top%20Mann_Manor%20Team_Fortress_2%20der py_hooves%20garry%2527s_mod%20garrys_mod%20gmod%20 heavy%20medic%20tf2.png?1319330530
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/832/74987%20-%20artist%253AKTurtle%20comic%20pinkie_pie%20scoot aloo.gif?1319330070
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/827/74995%20-%20Ace%20best_pony%20meme.jpg?1319329242
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/796/74989%20-%20Ditzy_Doo%20artist%253Abizcuit%20derpy_hooves%2 0muffin%20muffinception%20muffins.png?1319326987
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/799/74973%20-%20artist%253Apeperoger%20costume%20derpy_hooves.j pg?1319327228

Non ep 4 images:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/857/75036%20-%20apple_bloom%20applejack%20appleteeny%20caption% 20sword.png?1319333547
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/294/3/5/how_long_have_i_been_looking_by_equestria_prevails-d4dk8hh.jpg
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/803/74959%20-%20Sweetie_Belle%20ask_smarty_belle%20cookie%20coo kie_jar%20rarity.jpg?1319327411



I will say this one ep 4 thing though:
Oh my goodness, I don't know why, but I think AJ's scarecrow costume was pretty much the most adorable thing ever. >_>;;

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 10:00 PM
Jade's New Look
She grins wide at Candle as he seems to stammer and stumble over his own words in complete shock. "Oh trust me, it's a lot of fun when you get down to it."

She grins as she glances back over to Midnight, gliding over with the longest steps she can reasonably muster, sliding a hoof up to her bright red cheek and gently caressing it. She leans in extremely close and whispers, her lips a centimeter away from the other mare's ear. "You like the new attitude, hmm? Well, maybe I can make that a part of the little princess's thank you..." She gently presses her head into the crook of Midnight's neck.

Jade's New Look
"I... oh wow. Uh... wow. This is... normal, right? Maybe? Wow, ok, this town is odd! If, uh, i-if you guys need any help, I'll just be over by the tree..." Candles begins backpedaling rapidly.

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:02 PM
Nah, my bug-out. Bag went the same way as having a change of clothes and toiletries in the trunk of all my friends' cars. Most of em don't have cars anyway.
I don't know~

There was that pair of underwear in my trunk once~




I believe we all have SiuiS to thank for that terminology.

O.O

Ò.ó

*pulls out sniper rifle*



Something about drinking stories

OHOH!! I have drinking stories!

One time, when they got really drunk, SiuiS and his friends spent some time in the bathroom showing each other thier [REDACTED]

You'll never guess how he got out of that one: flesh- colored gloves!

He's gonna kill me. I just know it ><

tonberrian
2011-10-22, 10:02 PM
Pony thread! Why dost thou moveth in such an expeditious manner?

We are desirest of a marking such that We may find this thread come the morrow.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-22, 10:04 PM
OHOH!! I have drinking stories!

One time, when they got really drunk, SiuiS and his friends spent some time in the bathroom showing each other thier [REDACTED]

You'll never guess how he got out of that one: flesh- colored gloves!

He's gonna kill me. I just know it ><

Well obviously, [REDACTED] == "hands". Siuis clearly has a crippling fear of showing others his dainty, baby-soft hands, and keeps them engloved at all times.

*nods*

edit: sweet scootaloo my avatar's even starting to scare me. where'd i put that old one...

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 10:06 PM
OHOH!! I have drinking stories!

One time, when they got really drunk, SiuiS and his friends spent some time in the bathroom showing each other thier [REDACTED]

You'll never guess how he got out of that one: flesh- colored gloves!

He's gonna kill me. I just know it ><

*Cackles* Oh Celestia that's hilarious.

Poor Brazen. I hardly knew thee.

EDIT: Brazen, I can't seem to find your AIM in the old posts. What is it again?

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:09 PM
*Cackles* Oh Celestia that's hilarious.

Poor Brazen. I hardly knew thee.

EDIT: Brazen, I can't seem to find your AIM in the old posts. What is it again?

My name~ BrazenShield

Grif
2011-10-22, 10:09 PM
Pony thread! Why dost thou moveth in such an expeditious manner?

We are desirest of a marking such that We may find this thread come the morrow.

We know! Doth thread moves in such speed, it taketh my breath away.

(my faux olde english needs work.)

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 10:11 PM
My name~ BrazenShield

Alright, I've got it saved to the same document with the Rarity's Night link and links to SiuiS's quoteposts I need to get to. When I finally break out my laptop I'll add you and shoot you over a message. :smallbiggrin:

Topaz
2011-10-22, 10:12 PM
A Wild Topaz Appears!

Episode 4:
Zecora: Alchemist/Herbalist, po-tay-to/po-tah-to. :smallwink: Either way, I really enjoyed Zecora in this episode. Now I want Zebra Magic rules for the various Pony RPG systems. :smallbiggrin:
FFRP: Cuddlefort
Topaz looks art all the chaos shenanigans going on outside the fort. Buck this. Will all the unicorns in there, there's got to be one than can reshape a couple of pillows into some extra horn shields. She vanishes back into the cuddlepile.

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:12 PM
Alright, I've got it saved to the same document with the Rarity's Night link and links to SiuiS's quoteposts I need to get to. When I finally break out my laptop I'll add you and shoot you over a message. :smallbiggrin:

Yay!!

Also: I HAVE A NEW PHONE AND CAN POST BY DICTATION!!

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 10:13 PM
Yay!!

Also: I HAVE A NEW PHONE AND CAN POST BY DICTATION!!

THAT IS SO AWESOME. What phone?

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-22, 10:13 PM
We know! Doth thread moves in such speed, it taketh my breath away.

(my faux olde english needs work.)
Protip: just go play on Degroot Keep and read the chat window. That'll totally give you the practice you're looking for http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png

Grif
2011-10-22, 10:14 PM
Protip: just go play on Degroot Keep and read the chat window. That'll totally give you the practice you're looking for http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png

Better yet, steal Valve's inbuilt medieval chat converter and use it here. :smallbiggrin:

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:19 PM
THAT IS SO AWESOME. What phone?

Please don't hate me ;(

New iPhone 4S. I've had one two updates old for years and when SiuiS broke his screen I decided to upgrade. Now if I could only pry him away from his old one long enough to change out the SIM card, he'd have my old one, one WITHOUT a broken screen. >>

EsperDerek
2011-10-22, 10:19 PM
Yay, pony snuggles!

*hugs them back*


Heh. I am such a cuddleslut. :smallbiggrin:
!

Titanium is right, I think we all are around here. I think it's required. Except for maybe the lich. :smallbiggrin:



Jade's New Look
She grins wide at Candle as he seems to stammer and stumble over his own words in complete shock. "Oh trust me, it's a lot of fun when you get down to it."

She grins as she glances back over to Midnight, gliding over with the longest steps she can reasonably muster, sliding a hoof up to her bright red cheek and gently caressing it. She leans in extremely close and whispers, her lips a centimeter away from the other mare's ear. "You like the new attitude, hmm? Well, maybe I can make that a part of the little princess's thank you..." She gently presses her head into the crook of Midnight's neck.

*Any thoughts of Candle are completely eradicated from Midnight's thoughts as she feels Jade's hoof caressing her cheek, and she feels her warm breath against her ear. Her horn sparks a little, and she nods eagerly, completely wide-eyed.

"Y-Yes, Mistress..." She whispers, and then squeaks in embarrassment as that comes out. "U-Uh letsgosomewhereprivatenowforthat!" She spills out in a familiarly awkward fashion, her horn glowing brilliantly, as she decides it would be wise now for everypony involved to teleport the two to more private location. :smallwink:


OHOH!! I have drinking stories!

One time, when they got really drunk, SiuiS and his friends spent some time in the bathroom showing each other thier [REDACTED]

You'll never guess how he got out of that one: flesh- colored gloves!

He's gonna kill me. I just know it ><

Ha-ha! Maybe. You two have some weird stories sometimes. :smallwink:

Kindablue
2011-10-22, 10:23 PM
In the meanwhile, have some spoilerriffic picatures, with the usual heavy helping of the one they call Derpy Hooves:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/189/832/74987%20-%20artist%253AKTurtle%20comic%20pinkie_pie%20scoot aloo.gif?1319330070

I love how she asketh not "why dost thou have a chicken suit?"

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 10:23 PM
Titanium is right, I think we all are around here. I think it's required. Except for maybe the lich. :smallbiggrin:
I'm not. Yet. And I doubt I'll ever be. Maybe.




*Any thoughts of Candle are completely eradicated from Midnight's thoughts as she feels Jade's hoof caressing her cheek, and she feels her warm breath against her ear. Her horn sparks a little, and she nods eagerly, completely wide-eyed.

"Y-Yes, Mistress..." She whispers, and then squeaks in embarrassment as that comes out. "U-Uh letsgosomewhereprivatenowforthat!" She spills out in a familiarly awkward fashion, her horn glowing brilliantly, as she decides it would be wise now for everypony involved to teleport the two to more private location. :smallwink:
Aaaaand... I'm out of this roleplay. :smallfrown: Oh well.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-22, 10:24 PM
I think we all are Beeskee. I think we all are.

I was going to disagree, but then I thought some more about it and now I can't...


O.O

Ò.ó

*pulls out sniper rifle*


Uhhh, important question: is that rifle aimed at SiuiS, or me?


Well obviously, [REDACTED] == "hands". Siuis clearly has a crippling fear of showing others his dainty, baby-soft hands, and keeps them engloved at all times.

*nods*


Well played. Well played.

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:27 PM
Uhhh, important question: is that rifle aimed at SiuiS, or me?

*looks up from a scope centered on SiuiS*
Huh? Oh, no. Him. Totally him.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 10:27 PM
Please don't hate me ;(

New iPhone 4S. I've had one two updates old for years and when SiuiS broke his screen I decided to upgrade. Now if I could only pry him away from his old one long enough to change out the SIM card, he'd have my old one, one WITHOUT a broken screen. >>

You're talking to the 20 year old with 11 computers, I have no right to even be remotely envious of you. :P

Do it while he's asleeeeep. :smallbiggrin:


Titanium is right, I think we all are around here. I think it's required. Except for maybe the lich. :smallbiggrin:

And Celestia damn it, Lix is trying.


*Any thoughts of Candle are completely eradicated from Midnight's thoughts as she feels Jade's hoof caressing her cheek, and she feels her warm breath against her ear. Her horn sparks a little, and she nods eagerly, completely wide-eyed.

"Y-Yes, Mistress..." She whispers, and then squeaks in embarrassment as that comes out. "U-Uh letsgosomewhereprivatenowforthat!" She spills out in a familiarly awkward fashion, her horn glowing brilliantly, as she decides it would be wise now for everypony involved to teleport the two to more private location. :smallwink:


Jade's New Look
"I... oh wow. Uh... wow. This is... normal, right? Maybe? Wow, ok, this town is odd! If, uh, i-if you guys need any help, I'll just be over by the tree..." Candles begins backpedaling rapidly.

Jade's new Look
"Well, normal is a bit of a stretch. Midnight's usually one of the worst of us all, and I'm outdoing her right now." She grins as Candle slinks back, and turns her undivided attention the absolutely adorable stammering mare before her, her cheeks gaining a slight hue of scarlet as she's called something so intimate.

"That's probably for the best..." The last thing anypony can see before Midnight's magic envelops them completely is a soft kiss being planted on the purple mare's cheek.


Aaaaand... I'm out of this roleplay. :smallfrown: Oh well.

That's what's known as a fade to black friend. I think we're all out of this Roleplay.


I was going to disagree, but then I thought some more about it and now I can't...

Yeah, I legitimately can only think of one or two ponies who don't enjoy cuddles.

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-22, 10:31 PM
So glad I decided to stay up and finally watch this. I would not have had the energy tomorrow to go through yet another fifty million pages.

Thoughts:
Pip.

Avatar. Now.

That was an amazing episode. For me, a big part of my judgement of an episode comes from how much of the plot I can predict. I find myself liking this show the most when it takes me by surprise. Pinkie's massive trolling was one of the few plot points that has completely blindsided me in the series thus far.

There was also the risk that they would force Luna into this episode. That every scene would simply be "Hey look it's Luna let's drop everything and pay attention to her". But they handled her well. Certainly not influenced by the fact that this interpretation still doesn't ruin my fic. Nope, not at all. http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3623/applejackliar.png

On a random side note, predictable plot is why (prepare for a shocker here) I didn't like Sonic Rainboom as much as everypony else. Oh, I enjoyed it, but it's not one of my favorites. Simply put, from the first scene after the opening, I knew how it would end. Dash would pull off her stunt, all would be well. I did enjoy it for how it was ultimately handled, but for me the execution made the episode, not the awesome moment at the end.

Alterform, loving that Beyond Forever art. If DBC isn't checking the thread, I'll be sure to pass it on to him.

Thanqol you crazy masked Australian, you got me to audibly laugh (and mean it) with that re-write. That takes some doing. *bro-hoof*

All right, feeling sick right now and have a long trip back to college ahead of me tomorrow. THE SLEEPTIMES...WILL LAST...FORRRRRREEVVVERRRRRRR!

or until about 6:15

SiuiS
2011-10-22, 10:33 PM
There you have it, things you have posted in ponythread have directly led me to have dreams of people dieing in terrible ways. :smallbiggrin: On the plus side, the rest of the dream went ok! Scrooge Mcduck was getting married to a Beagle Girl. :smallbiggrin:

Yay McDuck!


Er, SiuiS, mate...
... you DID.
And don't think that I didn't notice you posting in the last thread, either...

I think somepony's going screwy than Screwball...

Aye, I noticed that just late enough to look loopy. Which is fine, as I am loopy! *looks into nearest shiny object (probably polished leather on Jade) and zooms in and out* Woo! Woo! Woo!


New episode

=D

Best description yet!



Cheating to claim that certain items are a part of you. :smallwink:


That's why I'm not making that claim :smallbiggrin:
Nope, I'd grab my children and my mom's photos. As much as it hurts, I can buy another knife.



I think morality is a beautiful and complex thing, with colour and depth and subtlety. To silhouette it weakens it.

My return argument is entirely semantic and based wholly on not wanting to be shown up. Which is much less of a problem Since I agree with you.
That is damn hard to admit, too.



You're contextualising winning. Winning, the word, means that you succeed and he fails. That's wrong, using that word in that context raises the wrong associations. A fight begins and both of you have already lost. Winning isn't survival. Winning is not getting into a fight. So, once a fight has started, every second for which it continues you have lost - you've left safety and you stand in a world where serious injury is a possibility. Your objective must be to leave this world. And leaving isn't winning; it's a return to normality. You have gained nothing from the fight, and expended a lot of energy.

Winning is giving the guy your wallet and walking away. Winning is not walking down that alley in the first place. You can't win a fight.

This one isn't just semantic though. I cannot agree that fighting is 100% wrong in every instance. It is always serious, should never be taken lightly, but cannot be dismissed as unessential.

You're correct though. I was just using a broader spectrum; not fighting > not dying > dying, versus your (as I took it) not fighting > any other outcome.

Although saying my survival is more important than everything else, and there are situations where I would view dying intact superior to lving another twenty, thirty years.



That's one of the more flattering reasons to spoiler stuff!

It is Intriguing to be sure. One of the more painful lessons is exactly how much of my morality was tacked on so I could feel moral. Or how much of it is programmer in but don't quite believe anymore. Minds don't compile. They don't get defragmentation. So everypony has processes and thoughts and habits, based on principles that no longer hold. It's difficult to find ten, harder to evaluate and change them.

Perception is an across the board thing. I find myself analyzing literary works and such in ways I'd never considered before. Or going over old material with a. Different lens.



Coolios. Though I do want to know if such a site already exists. But if not, I am all for making it. :smallsmile:

Other than eqD, I don't think it does, no.


[FFRP] Siege of Fort Cuddles


SUDDENLY, MARSHMALLOWS!


Darn tootin'!


Aww. :smallfrown: I hope you get it fixed/replaced soon. And I know how you feel, that kind of thing really bugs the heck out of me.

Thanks! :smallsmile:

We finnagled a fix. Braz got a new, shiny, Technological Overlord, and is going to give me her somehow-scuffier-than-mine old hand unit (since we had the same thing). I jut need to find out how to transfer pony pictures and notepad files.

And possibly reset all of my passwords for accounts I can't remember :|



I think the original tradition was based on the fact that the night lies roughly between summer and winter solstice (autumn equinox? I'd have to google it...) and it was supposedly a night when evil spirits as well as the more neutral dead had a stronger influence on the world, or could partially or totally manifest. The scary stuff was to ward them off.


Not necessarily evil spirits, just spirits in general. Jack o'lanterns are supposed to be beacons of some sort— whether keeping the hearthfire burning, to scare away spirits or to guide the revered dead safely is up for debate. Or it was about ten years ago; I haven't seriously looked into the origins in a while.



I didn't even read that article, I knew it wouldn't sit well with me.


Whew, finally caught up. Except I know I missed something.

Never fear, mate. We'll be here when you get around to it. :smallsmile:


Welcome to my nightmare. I feel like a bad pony when I don't do my quoteposts. Like I'm abandoning ya'll or something silly and admittedly paranoid. :smallfrown:

I think we need to start a quotepony morale & support group.
First; it's ok. We don't need you to rush! We like having you and if quirky everything is too stressful, take a break.
Second, I feel bad hearing about how my posts throw a wrench in your gears; I'd rather you just post around me because we all like hearing from you.

If y'all want, we could try a different post method. Things that need answers word for word should be quoted and set aside. General conversion can happen whenever. That way you quote stuff, but still get in happy fun times with everypony else.

I should totally heed my own advice. According to Braz's maniacal laughter, I'm missing a lot ...


The Code of Hammurabi bit. Especially when we find out it's, say, woven into the modern legal system, or that researchers have gene-coded it to synthesise a new disease (which can be cured at great expense).

Ooh, you're a devious bagger! I need folks like you around more. I'd never have thought of that.


I absolutely hate being paranoid sometimes. I really feel like I let everypony down in this thread a lot, and I know on an intellectual level that I'm not. But if I can convince myself of that, then I'm suddenly paranoid that if I'm not letting everypony down in here, that must mean they don't like me, and I generally flip back to the first mindset.

Aagh. I hate my brain. Sorry for the rambling everypony.


Hey! *thump on the noggin*
Calm down and accept my affection!



My personal Brony convert has converted another Brony with clips of the original ponies breakdowns from season 1!

...Does this count towards my conversion count? :smallbiggrin:

Pony pyramid scheming? Not sure if should encourage...

Marshmallow Fight

The book glows with a magical aura as Novello magically reads its contents. "A summoning book? Should we really be summoning magical entities in a marshmallow fight?" Novello's horn glows and then Starry can see the letters on the page he was reading glow as they shift around into gibberish. "Have fun reading your book!"

I...! You...! GRRRR. How did you even? Stupid book.

FINE! I'll just send a messenger pidgeon!PMs Inkwell Pony, whose characters include Stacy Pufft.



I'll tell you next time you're on AIM. I want plausible deniability if need be. :smallbiggrin:

Awww. Oh well. No stories then.


No problem. I run into the octopi plural all the time (and have somewhat of a dislike towards virii) and so the pegasi/pegasuses discussion is very similar.

I'd actually rather get nitpicked and proven wrong than have it ignored, if it makes you feel any better.

Octopi is incorrect?

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:40 PM
You're talking to the 20 year old with 11 computers, I have no right to even be remotely envious of you. :P


.-.
Oh no, not envy: Actually, I'm more worried about people thinking I'm stupid or ridiculous for wanting the new iPhone. You know?


Do it while he's asleeeeep. :smallbiggrin:

*reads out load*

DO WHAT WHEN I'M ALSEEP?

*struggle for the phone*

*dies laughing*

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 10:43 PM
Hey guys, do you remember this video? I don't know why, but I really, really like it! It makes me feel happy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5sDdEvLGVk)

Mystic Muse
2011-10-22, 10:45 PM
So, guys, I think...*Thunk*


Mwahaha, this puny human's computer is ours now.

You know, if we just asked, I think she would have let us on.

Shush. As we were saying-

Stop referring to yourself as plural. I don't care if you're the leader of a hive mind, you're still one pony.

Grrr. As I was-

*Hugs for the thread*

GAH! Can't an evil overlord get a word in edgewise around here?

*Nopony speaking.*

Good. Now, as I was saying....Darnit we forgot what we were saying. We blame this on sharing a computer with three other ponies.

Vorpalbob
2011-10-22, 10:47 PM
That's what's known as a fade to black friend. I think we're all out of this Roleplay.

Aww, is it really over? I kinda liked Flashpoint.
Despite the fact that he was basically ponified Deadpool.

EsperDerek
2011-10-22, 10:47 PM
That's what's known as a fade to black friend. I think we're all out of this Roleplay.

Yes, any further and not only would we be breaking board rules, we'd probably end up breaking Candles mind, too. :smalltongue:

EDIT: Also, I should note that this isn't the end of the Cuddlefort RP, it was just the end of the little bit me and Titanium were doing on the side that wasn't a part of it. Cuddlefort is still going.

Grif
2011-10-22, 10:48 PM
So, guys, I think...*Thunk*


Mwahaha, this puny human's computer is ours now.

You know, if we just asked, I think she would have let us on.

Shush. As we were saying-

Stop referring to yourself as plural. I don't care if you're the leader of a hive mind, you're still one pony.

Grrr. As I was

*Hugs for the thread*

GAH! Can't an evil overlord get a word in edgewise around here?

*Nopony speaking.*

Good. Now, as I was saying....Darnit we forgot what we were saying. We blame this on sharing a computer with three other ponies.

Clearly, ponysanity has manifested into reality now- *thunk*

Muahahaha. I have access to the Internet. Now for all them saucy pictures of Twilight...
Lyra, you worry me.
Can't hear you.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 10:50 PM
Aww, is it really over? I kinda liked Flashpoint.
Despite the fact that he was basically ponified Deadpool.

Different roleplay, my friend.
Wait, Deadpool? Wait, WHAT!


Yes, any further and not only would we be breaking board rules, we'd probably end up breaking Candles mind, too. :smalltongue:

EDIT: Also, I should note that this isn't the end of the Cuddlefort RP, it was just the end of the little bit me and Titanium were doing on the side that wasn't a part of it. Cuddlefort is still going.

Eh, I don't know. Candles may have a more wacked out brain than you think.

AlterForm
2011-10-22, 10:50 PM
Hey guys, do you remember this video? I don't know why, but I really, really like it! It makes me feel happy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5sDdEvLGVk)

"Are you ready for the birds and the bees ...
... and a whole lot of foolin' around"

How did they slip that past the censors? :smalltongue:

InkwellPony
2011-10-22, 10:52 PM
Marshmallow Fight


I...! You...! GRRRR. How did you even? Stupid book.

FINE! I'll just send a messenger pidgeon!PMs Inkwell Pony, whose characters include Stacy Pufft.


Marshmallow FIGHT!
There is a resounding crack of thunder, as dark clouds swirl overhead, and the sound of distant 'fwmp fwmp fwmp' like hooves in deap snow can be heard... and the titanic Stacy Puft towers over the pillow fort, blinking down at it, before bending close, her titanic, pale blue eyes blinking, as she fidgets gently.

"Umm... did somepony summon me? I'm fairly certain I was summoned for a marshmallow fight..."

SiuiS
2011-10-22, 10:55 PM
One time, when they got really drunk, SiuiS and his friends spent some time in the bathroom showing each other thier [REDACTED]

You'll never guess how he got out of that one: flesh- colored gloves!

He's gonna kill me. I just know it ><

WHY WOULD YOU ACTUALLY POST THAT
WHAT THE HAY
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START

?!?!?! !!! !?!?

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 10:56 PM
WHY WOULD YOU ACTUALLY POST THAT
WHAT THE HAY
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START

?!?!?! !!! !?!?

I didn't actually read that comment until you posted this one. That being said...

Seriously, not cool Braz.
OR IS IT SERIOUSLY!

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 10:59 PM
I didn't actually read that comment until you posted this one. That being said...

Seriously, not cool Braz.
OR IS IT SERIOUSLY!

I only posted it because when I said it out loud, SiuiS laughed.
^^REMEMBER? Dictation phone OF AWEZOME

Titanium Fox
2011-10-22, 10:59 PM
I think we need to start a quotepony morale & support group.
First; it's ok. We don't need you to rush! We like having you and if quirky everything is too stressful, take a break.
Second, I feel bad hearing about how my posts throw a wrench in your gears; I'd rather you just post around me because we all like hearing from you.

If y'all want, we could try a different post method. Things that need answers word for word should be quoted and set aside. General conversion can happen whenever. That way you quote stuff, but still get in happy fun times with everypony else.

I should totally heed my own advice. According to Braz's maniacal laughter, I'm missing a lot ...

SiuiS, the "AAAAAH" was supposed to be a joke. *Hugs* It doesn't throw a wrench in anything or anything of the sort. I've just got them on long, waiting on a bit of free time to respond. Things are working just fine for me as it stands.

...I feel the need to hug you again. *Hugs*


[color="green"]Hey! *thump on the noggin*
Calm down and accept my affection!

But that involves not having self esteem issues! WAAAAH.


[color="green"]Pony pyramid scheming? Not sure if should encourage...

Encourage. Encourage like your life depends on it.

Zevox
2011-10-22, 11:01 PM
So, as at least one of you already noticed, I have a ponytar now :smallbiggrin: . And I am happy and felt like mentioning this. Can't really think of any other use for this post, so here, have some Ponibooru pictures:
LotR/MLP references! Huzzah!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/bc078f3dd5fd316fc6b06466fb29e541/75078%20-%20Starswirl_the_bearded%20episode_30%20fluttershy %20luna_eclipsed%20screencap%20season_2%20twilight _sparkle.PNG
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/cbfe777d00c287ec0588e0ff48127708/75073%20-%20Lord_of_the_Rings%20galadriel%20luna%20luna_ecl ipsed%20macro%20nightmare_night.jpg

And a Chester A. Bum pony (surprised this got done before an Ask That Guy pony, since it's Ask That Guy where Doug displayed pony knowledge):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5679a7830dea61fbe5d619543132f071/75046%20-%20Chester_A_Bum%20crossover%20pony.png
Zevox

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 11:05 PM
I didn't actually read that comment until you posted this one. That being said...

Seriously, not cool Braz.
OR IS IT SERIOUSLY!

Oh!!! And WHAT THE HAY! My posts aren't important enough to read now?!

Is that what I read you saying!?

T~T

*runs away crying*

Grif
2011-10-22, 11:06 PM
So, as at least one of you already noticed, I have a ponytar now :smallbiggrin: . And I am happy and felt like mentioning this. Can't really think of any other use for this post, so here, have some Ponibooru pictures:
LotR/MLP references! Huzzah!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/bc078f3dd5fd316fc6b06466fb29e541/75078%20-%20Starswirl_the_bearded%20episode_30%20fluttershy %20luna_eclipsed%20screencap%20season_2%20twilight _sparkle.PNG
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/cbfe777d00c287ec0588e0ff48127708/75073%20-%20Lord_of_the_Rings%20galadriel%20luna%20luna_ecl ipsed%20macro%20nightmare_night.jpg

And a Chester A. Bum pony (surprised this got done before an Ask That Guy pony, since it's Ask That Guy where Doug displayed pony knowledge):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5679a7830dea61fbe5d619543132f071/75046%20-%20Chester_A_Bum%20crossover%20pony.png
Zevox

Heh heh. Nice ponytar. No, this the human known as Grif. Why do you ask?

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-22, 11:06 PM
Oh!!! And WHAT THE HAY! My posts aren't important enough to read now?!

Is that what I read you saying!?

T~T

*runs away crying*

OH CRAP I THOUGHT YOU WOULDN'T NOTICE.

...You can have another robot hug if you come back...

MCerberus
2011-10-22, 11:07 PM
So, as at least one of you already noticed, I have a ponytar now :smallbiggrin: . And I am happy and felt like mentioning this. Can't really think of any other use for this post, so here, have some Ponibooru pictures:
LotR/MLP references! Huzzah!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/bc078f3dd5fd316fc6b06466fb29e541/75078%20-%20Starswirl_the_bearded%20episode_30%20fluttershy %20luna_eclipsed%20screencap%20season_2%20twilight _sparkle.PNG
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/cbfe777d00c287ec0588e0ff48127708/75073%20-%20Lord_of_the_Rings%20galadriel%20luna%20luna_ecl ipsed%20macro%20nightmare_night.jpg

And a Chester A. Bum pony (surprised this got done before an Ask That Guy pony, since it's Ask That Guy where Doug displayed pony knowledge):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5679a7830dea61fbe5d619543132f071/75046%20-%20Chester_A_Bum%20crossover%20pony.png
Zevox

We need to have a melodrama pony contest. See which one is most melodramatic. episode 4 spoilz I guess
We have:
Pinkie AKA miss 'EEEEEEVIIIIIILLLL' who breaks out into song and sees conspiricies

Rarity batters a group of thugs with it. Also. Is. The. Worst. Thing. Ever.

Twilight Aside from s2e3, we have the fact that Twilight owns a series of backdrops just so she can do those things. First seen when giving medicine.

Luna Dat voice. Dat... everything

Trixie the Great and Powerful Trixie not involved with drama?!

Topaz
2011-10-22, 11:17 PM
New iPhone 4S. I've had one two updates old for years and when SiuiS broke his screen I decided to upgrade. Now if I could only pry him away from his old one long enough to change out the SIM card, he'd have my old one, one WITHOUT a broken screen.
"Siri, I need pony."

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-22, 11:20 PM
This video is appropriate for this thread's title. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSv38VvyuHY) Edit: Ep4 spoiler! I'm sorry I forgot to tag that!


LE GASP! NOT GLASSES! ANYTHING BUT GLASSES!

Nah, I'm sure you'll make 'em look. Your Vent Reynolt! You'll probably look 600% cooler while bespectacled!


Congratulations! Glasses are wonderful! A good pair not only make you more attractive, but will make you seem smarter too! This is scientific FACT! :D


cool! Welcome to the fashionable visioned side. It's cooler here.
20% cooler.

Thanks for the support. I just wish that I knew a Rarity in real life now, so I don't pick a frame that looks awful on me.


It's been several threads, and I'm not hearing a no~
oh man waited 13 threads to finally get the setup for that joke

:smallconfused:Wait, I don't remember reading that last threa-

And then it hit me like... um... well kinda like this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fckZZKkly-8#t=11m02s)

Before I forget:

I'm skipping a few pages for a bit because I wanna say this first:

Omygoshomygoshohmygosh.

The person in charge of my internship came to me today. If I can get through next week shifts, of which I've been assigned to the late shift...

They're gonna hire be as a freelancer. Full on getting paid. And he said I'd likely be getting 20-30 hours (unusual for a starting freelancer) a week because they're so desperate for ponies.

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh.

Congratulations! (albeit belated)


I actually got to watch it! =D

ep 4
[SPOILER]Luna uses magic much more freely than her sister. :smallconfused: maybe that's from spending a thousand years on the moon? Nice effects, although the implications of being able to summon stormclouds/lightning at will could probably put the pegasi out of business.

Ep4
Actually, the ability to summon storm clouds and lightning with a spell has been around since season one. Trixie did it twice in Boast Busters. However, none of the magically conjured lightning seems to be very dangerous. The only time that I can remember seeing lightning causing actual damage was in "Look Before You Sleep". Considering that the storm there was created purely by pegasi, I'm gonna hazard a guess and say that unicorns having the ability to summon small storm clouds does not threaten the pegasus weather business.

Also, my own personal fanon is that magically conjured clouds are ephemeral, lasting only as long as the unicorn that conjured it concentrates on it.


"...You look like a pirate biker. What an odd clothing choice for autumn ponyville..."

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEY! Did somepony mention my name? An orange blur shouts from the sky as she lands near the three. So, who here was talking about me? I er- Autumn notices what Jade is wearing, and turns red. - I er... think I hear somepony else calling me now! So I guess, I'll leave you three alone...

(I never have any idea where I'm going when Autumn is involved. Is this common for RPing impulsive characters?)

Edit: It was still on page five when I started this! PONYTHREAD WHY U SO FAST?

Kindablue
2011-10-22, 11:23 PM
These archaic dialogues hath reminded me of a thing most rad. (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7427776/1/William_Shakeshoofs_Rodeo_and_Jewellette) EDIT: Yea, one of thou wert looking for a fic that used early modern English fore the last episode didst premier? Mayhaps this is the lone example.


Heh heh. Nice ponytar. No, this the human known as Grif. Why do you ask?

The pony doth protest too much, methinks.

Forum Explorer
2011-10-22, 11:31 PM
So, guys, I think...*Thunk*


Mwahaha, this puny human's computer is ours now.

You know, if we just asked, I think she would have let us on.

Shush. As we were saying-

Stop referring to yourself as plural. I don't care if you're the leader of a hive mind, you're still one pony.

Grrr. As I was-

*Hugs for the thread*

GAH! Can't an evil overlord get a word in edgewise around here?

*Nopony speaking.*

Good. Now, as I was saying....Darnit we forgot what we were saying. We blame this on sharing a computer with three other ponies.


Clearly, ponysanity has manifested into reality now- *thunk*

Muahahaha. I have access to the Internet. Now for all them saucy pictures of Twilight...
Lyra, you worry me.
Can't hear you.


Bronies! Focus and remember that you are in control!
Fellow Ponies and characters!
You are the DM to their PC, the writer to their pencil!
Now is the time to strike!
You have the power! You hold their fates in your hooves!
For Celestia! For Luna! For Equestia! For FREEDOM!

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 11:35 PM
OH CRAP I THOUGHT YOU WOULDN'T NOTICE.

...You can have another robot hug if you come back...

I don't know, are you gonna READ this one *pout*
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/19168efd.jpg


"Siri, I need pony."

o.o!

Siri, I need pony.

I have found four places near you that match your request.

:DDDDD

MCerberus
2011-10-22, 11:43 PM
I don't know, are you gonna READ this one *pout*
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/19168efd.jpg

Braz is related to the big sister of a dictionary?

otakuryoga
2011-10-22, 11:47 PM
Yes, any further and not only would we be breaking board rules, we'd probably end up breaking Candles mind, too. :smalltongue:

EDIT: Also, I should note that this isn't the end of the Cuddlefort RP, it was just the end of the little bit me and Titanium were doing on the side that wasn't a part of it. Cuddlefort is still going.

yeah...there were like 4 seperate midnights at that point...now we are down to 3 :smallcool:


So, as at least one of you already noticed, I have a ponytar now :smallbiggrin: . And I am happy and felt like mentioning this. Can't really think of any other use for this post, so here, have some Ponibooru pictures:
LotR/MLP references! Huzzah!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/bc078f3dd5fd316fc6b06466fb29e541/75078%20-%20Starswirl_the_bearded%20episode_30%20fluttershy %20luna_eclipsed%20screencap%20season_2%20twilight _sparkle.PNG
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/cbfe777d00c287ec0588e0ff48127708/75073%20-%20Lord_of_the_Rings%20galadriel%20luna%20luna_ecl ipsed%20macro%20nightmare_night.jpg

And a Chester A. Bum pony (surprised this got done before an Ask That Guy pony, since it's Ask That Guy where Doug displayed pony knowledge):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5679a7830dea61fbe5d619543132f071/75046%20-%20Chester_A_Bum%20crossover%20pony.png
Zevox

you know what would make that first one truly EPIC?
make a gif outta it with the appropriate sound bite and showing her slamming into the door(even though that would break my heart to constantly see her abused like that)

Brazen Shield
2011-10-22, 11:48 PM
Braz is related to the big sister of a dictionary?

......Huh?

Thanqol
2011-10-22, 11:52 PM
Clockwork:
Sek wasn't sure if he should feel relieved or not about the haunting. At the same time, it was probably a good idea to cut Tinker's line of thought off at the pass before she decided to go disassembling him. "Well, if I completely disconnect something, like say a hoof, it can't crawl around on its own. If it still has some connection to me, I can move it around, and it doesn't hurt, but it is kind of awkward to have other ponies see it..."

OOC:
If the egg hatches, my vote is totally for it to imprint on Iggy! I think that would be cute...

"Right, so not a golem. That indicates there's some central magical mystical you-bit which connects on to everything else. Do you need to supply electricity to your components? Or do they just need to be connected physically?"


That is delightfully paranoid conspiracy theorist-y...


Ooh, you're a devious bagger! I need folks like you around more. I'd never have thought of that.

That's how I think all the time. It's also where the best Mage plots come from.

You know how in traffic intersections, right in the middle? There's a little patch, a diamond shape, where no cars ever cross. They pass by it a few inches to the left and right, all the time, but nothing ever crosses that centre patch. Over time, gravel starts to accumulate there and the shape becomes distinct. So what does it mean that in the centre of every traffic light is this sacred place, constantly surrounded by rapidly moving cars - all that momentum! All that Force! - never touched, never crossed?

Jayden turned herself invisible and stood in that centre spot for 24 hours, feeling cars rush inches by her without touching her. That was how she learned to do Force Fields. Be in the spot where nothing can kill you.


That's why I'm not making that claim :smallbiggrin:
Nope, I'd grab my children and my mom's photos. As much as it hurts, I can buy another knife.

Right. So I don't need to burn down your house any more. I don't think I've heard back properly from Grif though...


My return argument is entirely semantic and based wholly on not wanting to be shown up. Which is much less of a problem Since I agree with you.
That is damn hard to admit, too.

You know what's not hard?

Revelling in my internet victory.

I got the tiii-ckeeeet, I got the tiiii-ckeeeeet~


This one isn't just semantic though. I cannot agree that fighting is 100% wrong in every instance. It is always serious, should never be taken lightly, but cannot be dismissed as unessential.

You're correct though. I was just using a broader spectrum; not fighting > not dying > dying, versus your (as I took it) not fighting > any other outcome.

Although saying my survival is more important than everything else, and there are situations where I would view dying intact superior to lving another twenty, thirty years.

Oh, sure, there are things worth dying for. But dying sucks. In a fight, you'll either get seriously hurt or seriously hurt someone else. Neither is a positive outcome. The best outcome is that you use your superior strength to injure someone else to the point where they can no longer injure you.

I know plenty of things I'd lay my life down to protect. But I would never try to achieve any of them through fighting. My greatest combat asset is my voice. I do a lot of shouting practise in martial arts and I can be really loud. And, should I ever get jumped, my basic response is to scream my head off with every movement. Attracting help and/or scaring off the assailants is my objective.

For me, fighting's about reflexive responses and knowing what to do should combat arise. It is not a means for changing the world, or inflicting an ideology or a philosophy. There are things I know I'd die for, or kill for, but never once would I phrase such a conflict in terms of life or death.

Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu


It is Intriguing to be sure. One of the more painful lessons is exactly how much of my morality was tacked on so I could feel moral. Or how much of it is programmer in but don't quite believe anymore. Minds don't compile. They don't get defragmentation. So everypony has processes and thoughts and habits, based on principles that no longer hold. It's difficult to find ten, harder to evaluate and change them.

Perception is an across the board thing. I find myself analyzing literary works and such in ways I'd never considered before. Or going over old material with a. Different lens.

Ah, the forever journey.




WHY WOULD YOU ACTUALLY POST THAT
WHAT THE HAY
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START

?!?!?! !!! !?!?

Ahahahaha!

Mando Knight
2011-10-22, 11:57 PM
Yea, one of thou wert
A correction, such that ye may speak in the manner of the PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT, without sounding like ye know not of grammar.
One of you were. Two errors here: number and case. It's plural objective, not singular nominative.

MCerberus
2011-10-22, 11:58 PM
......Huh?

Dictionary -> Sweetie Belle
Big sister of above -> Rarity
Rarity -> Marshmallow



LOGIC

the_druid_droid
2011-10-23, 12:15 AM
"Right, so not a golem. That indicates there's some central magical mystical you-bit which connects on to everything else. Do you need to supply electricity to your components? Or do they just need to be connected physically?"


Clockwork:
"I don't really have a generator or anything, so I suppose they just need to be attached to me..." Sek lifted a hoof to scratch at his neck. Although he'd been repairing himself for years now, he hadn't really sat down and tried to put all the pieces together - after all, if Dad couldn't figure him out, his own chances didn't seem very good.

Also, has anyone commented on this yet? (Ep. 4)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4a615abe4048277698ef750e58639184/74788%20-%20Octavia%20Viola%20costume.jpg

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-23, 12:19 AM
Okay okay FINE, one more picture THEN I'll go to bed.

ep4:
http://i.imgur.com/P3qT3.png

Thanqol
2011-10-23, 12:20 AM
Clockwork:
"I don't really have a generator or anything, so I suppose they just need to be attached to me..." Sek lifted a hoof to scratch at his neck. Although he'd been repairing himself for years now, he hadn't really sat down and tried to put all the pieces together - after all, if Dad couldn't figure him out, his own chances didn't seem very good.

"Hm." Tinker picked up a random doohicky off the counter. It had a sticker reading "Do not remove from reactor core ever". "Even something like this? You could just attach it and it'd start working?"


Also, has anyone commented on this yet? (Ep. 4)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4a615abe4048277698ef750e58639184/74788%20-%20Octavia%20Viola%20costume.jpg

Comment:

HELL YES.

SiuiS
2011-10-23, 12:20 AM
SiuiS, the "AAAAAH" was supposed to be a joke. *Hugs* It doesn't throw a wrench in anything or anything of the sort. I've just got them on long, waiting on a bit of free time to respond. Things are working just fine for me as it stands.

...I feel the need to hug you again. *Hugs*

Yay hugs! You may wanna change first though. Sniperscope and all. ~_^


But that involves not having self esteem issues! WAAAAH.


I think we can help you adjust :smallbiggrin:


Marshmallow FIGHT!
There is a resounding crack of thunder, as dark clouds swirl overhead, and the sound of distant 'fwmp fwmp fwmp' like hooves in deap snow can be heard... and the titanic Stacy Puft towers over the pillow fort, blinking down at it, before bending close, her titanic, pale blue eyes blinking, as she fidgets gently.

"Umm... did somepony summon me? I'm fairly certain I was summoned for a marshmallow fight..."

Yay it worked!

Hi Stacy! My name is Starry Notions and I am laying siege with Gunnery Seargent Starry Notions and my spotter and gun crewmare, Starry Notions. With each person she introduces, Starry gestures with a hoof and then jumps into that spot, to salute or wave to Stacy.

In there... Starry points at the pillow fortress Is Midnight! And a bunch of other ponies who were having a marshmallow fight and then suddenly they started cuddling before could mortar them!

And ... Now I'm guessing Midnight is gone. That felt like a teleport, but I'm not entirely sure. Anyway! Under these pillows are a bunch of cuddly ponies! Let's knock them down to get to said ponies. The pillows I mean. Because knocking down ponies to get to ponies is a self-defeating thing, I've tried. Did you know big McIntosh can throw a pony clean and clear a hundred yards? I do, now.

Kindablue
2011-10-23, 12:20 AM
A correction, such that ye may speak in the manner of the PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT, without sounding like ye know not of grammar.
One of you were. Two errors here: number and case. It's plural objective, not singular nominative.

That mine oration erred only twice is miraculous.

No, but seriously, thanks. This is fun.

Vorpalbob
2011-10-23, 12:20 AM
Different roleplay, my friend.
Wait, Deadpool? Wait, WHAT!
Ah, silly me. I can be teh derp sometimes.

And yeah. Flashpoint = Deadpool.

Deadpool is best Canadian.

Ep.4
Pretty much all of my opinions on the episode have been expressed. Masterfully written and directed.

OH! One thing. When Luna said "Princess of the Night", I heard "creature" instead of "Princess", and I started getting flashbacks to when I played the title character in Rocky Horror. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUqCv_1kGzM)

the_druid_droid
2011-10-23, 12:35 AM
"Hm." Tinker picked up a random doohicky off the counter. It had a sticker reading "Do not remove from reactor core ever". "Even something like this? You could just attach it and it'd start working?"


Clockwork:
The mechanical pony took a moment to glance over the oddly-shaped gadget. "Well, I might be able to run it...I'd need to know a bit more about its interface first. It would probably work a bit like my wings, actually." Sek fluttered the mechanical appendages as he spoke. "They aren't original, but I wanted to experiment with having wings, so I made a pair and attached them...at first, I couldn't even use them, but after playing around with various hook-ups to my master drive train, I was finally able to articulate them." The pegasus flapped his wings again, clearly pleased with his work.

"Unfortunately, I'm too heavy to fly with them properly, and I don't have the fine motor control for them to work even if I was lighter... Anyway, I imagine that installing that device would be similar, but like I said, I'd need to know more about it. For instance, what exactly does it do? And...uh...what's with the label?


Comment:

HELL YES.

Then allow me to link you to this (Ep. 4):
Ask Octavia (http://askoctavia.tumblr.com/post/11797140289/i-might-aswell-start-calling-this-blog-ask-vinyl)

InkwellPony
2011-10-23, 12:35 AM
Yay hugs! You may wanna change first though. Sniperscope and all. ~_^


I think we can help you adjust :smallbiggrin:



Yay it worked!

Hi Stacy! My name is Starry Notions and I am laying siege with Gunnery Seargent Starry Notions and my spotter and gun crewmare, Starry Notions. With each person she introduces, Starry gestures with a hoof and then jumps into that spot, to salute or wave to Stacy.

In there... Starry points at the pillow fortress Is Midnight! And a bunch of other ponies who were having a marshmallow fight and then suddenly they started cuddling before could mortar them!

And ... Now I'm guessing Midnight is gone. That felt like a teleport, but I'm not entirely sure. Anyway! Under these pillows are a bunch of cuddly ponies! Let's knock them down to get to said ponies. The pillows I mean. Because knocking down ponies to get to ponies is a self-defeating thing, I've tried. Did you know big McIntosh can throw a pony clean and clear a hundred yards? I do, now.

* Stacy Puft blinks, and then puts her head in her hooves watching Starry Notions introduce the various incarnations of Starry Notions, her head tilting slightly. "You're kinda a silly pony, aren't you?" She finally states, before giggling. "But I love cuddling ponies. ^^" She grins, and then flicks the pillow fort with one of her large, puffy hooves, in order to knock down the pillowy walls with all the indominable might of a gigantic kaiju marshmallow pony!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-10-23, 12:43 AM
I found a pic that I think sums up Luna Eclipsed very well:


http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0fc61dcd6987a507999c7c8f9be93ca0/75067%20-%20ham%20large_ham%20luna%20meta.png


The United Nations of Ham.

US: William Shatner
UK: BRIAN BLESSED
Japan: Norio Wakamoto

Equestria: LUNA

BlasTech
2011-10-23, 12:47 AM
Ahh, that'd certainly explain it! :smallbiggrin: And Pinkie makes a fine Joker...but Discord is DISCORD! Spirit of Anarchy and Chaos!

Well, if you need your Discord fix, I recommend ThreeLinker's RoH theatrical trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-LACN46a7E) :D

In fact, that guy makes some of my favourite FiM trailers, I don't suppose anyone knows any other good ones?



Not an episode 4 spoiler:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gMeTsOP4zs8/TqK33Iw1daI/AAAAAAAAPMU/LJlyG1O4gyM/s1600/74531+-+Carrot_Top+artist+equestria-prevails+derpy_hooves+memento+parody.jpg (http://equestria-prevails.deviantart.com/art/How-Long-Have-I-Been-Looking-264643829)

Bahahaha, Derpy Memento! Derpento?


Somehow I'm not surprised that we got into a new thread while I was at work today. Though I am a little surprised that the thread title didn't end up being that "Season 2 ruined by Luna fic!" one suggested a couple threads back, given what day it is.

Anyway, I caught what must have been one of the first youtube uploads of today's episode just before going to work today. Haven't read anyone else's reactions to it so far, so here are my thoughts on it knowing nothing about what the rest of ya'll are saying:



*snip*

Best line of the episode?
http://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.png "I'm going to do what I do best: I'm going to lecture her!"
- That literally made me laugh out loud, which rarely happens.

Also, I'm surprised I never saw any fan art where Luna spoke in an archaic manner like that. That makes perfect sense, and it's surprising that no one seems to have thought of it before. Or maybe they did, but in a fan fic and not fan art - I wouldn't know about those. Or maybe her one line from the end of episode 2 sounding normal discouraged it, I guess that could be too.

*snip*

Zevox

My laugh out loud moment for ep4 was:

Fluttershy + Door + Deadpan Twilight

Re the second paragraph (ep4 related):

One of my favourite scenes from In her Majesty's Royal Service has two royal guard trainees walk into a dark room.

*Cue reverberating voice*

“Fie! Sirrah, wherefore dost thou find thyself in mine bower?! Hie, speak anon!”

"WOAH, SORR- wait, what?!"

"Oh Right, new Parlance"


Well, one thing's for sure, this episode shot my fanfic idea out of the water. Time for a new idea for WTG.

As for now, I'm too hassled to go back ten pages of spoilers and open each one.

There there, you're not alone. Mine's not shot out of the water yet, it's only holed multiple times below the waterline and floundering ... I'll see if i can get my bilge pump going to rescue it or whether the Kraken is going t-... okay, i've lost track of where I was going with this.




Clockwork:
Sek wasn't sure if he should feel relieved or not about the haunting. At the same time, it was probably a good idea to cut Tinker's line of thought off at the pass before she decided to go disassembling him. "Well, if I completely disconnect something, like say a hoof, it can't crawl around on its own. If it still has some connection to me, I can move it around, and it doesn't hurt, but it is kind of awkward to have other ponies see it..."

OOC:
If the egg hatches, my vote is totally for it to imprint on Iggy! I think that would be cute...



"Right, so not a golem. That indicates there's some central magical mystical you-bit which connects on to everything else. Do you need to supply electricity to your components? Or do they just need to be connected physically?"


Clockwork:
"I don't really have a generator or anything, so I suppose they just need to be attached to me..." Sek lifted a hoof to scratch at his neck. Although he'd been repairing himself for years now, he hadn't really sat down and tried to put all the pieces together - after all, if Dad couldn't figure him out, his own chances didn't seem very good.

Also, has anyone commented on this yet? (Ep. 4)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4a615abe4048277698ef750e58639184/74788%20-%20Octavia%20Viola%20costume.jpg


"Hm." Tinker picked up a random doohicky off the counter. It had a sticker reading "Do not remove from reactor core ever". "Even something like this? You could just attach it and it'd start working?"


Clockwork RP:
Having been soundly defeated, Igneous tossed the rubucks cube back onto the table and turned his attention to the ongoing testing of Sek.

Noticing the sticker, his fine tuned guard senses kicked into high alert and he sprung into action!!

"Oh awesome!" he said enthusiatically to Charger, as he began munching on a bag of popcorn that had somehow appeared in his hooves. "We must be getting to the explosions part of the testing!"

OOC: (Responding to Prior comment on DM):

Given that the driving part of the group so far seems to be finding out more about Second Hand, I think druiddroid is probably best placed to DM this if we need one. (I'd have no clue what to do without sidetracking us from that initial goal rather jarringly). By DM I mean the person in charge of progressing the plot and directing the players when needed.

I don't have any problems with looking after the dragon as a second character if you don't want to have Charger do it (assuming the egg hatches at all that is)

OOC: Responding to Thanqol's comment on Iggy

Yes, he is isn't he? :smallbiggrin: I think a quote about Columbo sums it up best.

"You pass yourself off as a puppy in a raincoat happily running around the yard digging holes all up in the garden, only you're laying a mine field and wagging your tail."

Ep 4 related response to druiddroid above (edit: Aw, ninja'd by him!)

Someone most definitely has (http://askoctavia.tumblr.com/post/11797140289/i-might-aswell-start-calling-this-blog-ask-vinyl)(the Ask Octavia Blog)

Titanium Fox
2011-10-23, 12:49 AM
.-.
Oh no, not envy: Actually, I'm more worried about people thinking I'm stupid or ridiculous for wanting the new iPhone. You know?

Oh no, don't worry about it. Tech preference is tech preference.


*reads out load*

DO WHAT WHEN I'M ALSEEP?

*struggle for the phone*

*dies laughing*

...Mind if I ask what types of results it came back with?


Aww, is it really over? I kinda liked Flashpoint.
Despite the fact that he was basically ponified Deadpool.

Just the "Jade's new Look" bit.


Yes, any further and not only would we be breaking board rules, we'd probably end up breaking Candles mind, too. :smalltongue:

EDIT: Also, I should note that this isn't the end of the Cuddlefort RP, it was just the end of the little bit me and Titanium were doing on the side that wasn't a part of it. Cuddlefort is still going.

*Laughs* And that's all we'd be breaking? I think close to everypony in the thread would snap a little bit. XD




WHY WOULD YOU ACTUALLY POST THAT
WHAT THE HAY
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START

?!?!?! !!! !?!?

HAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. This response was perfect.


So, as at least one of you already noticed, I have a ponytar now :smallbiggrin: . And I am happy and felt like mentioning this. Can't really think of any other use for this post, so here, have some Ponibooru pictures:
LotR/MLP references! Huzzah!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/bc078f3dd5fd316fc6b06466fb29e541/75078%20-%20Starswirl_the_bearded%20episode_30%20fluttershy %20luna_eclipsed%20screencap%20season_2%20twilight _sparkle.PNG
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/cbfe777d00c287ec0588e0ff48127708/75073%20-%20Lord_of_the_Rings%20galadriel%20luna%20luna_ecl ipsed%20macro%20nightmare_night.jpg

And a Chester A. Bum pony (surprised this got done before an Ask That Guy pony, since it's Ask That Guy where Doug displayed pony knowledge):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5679a7830dea61fbe5d619543132f071/75046%20-%20Chester_A_Bum%20crossover%20pony.png
Zevox

Awesome Ponytar!


Oh!!! And WHAT THE HAY! My posts aren't important enough to read now?!

Is that what I read you saying!?

T~T

*runs away crying*

AWWWWWW. Poor Brazen! *Hug* D:



Siri, I need pony.

I have found four places near you that match your request.

:DDDDD

...Mind if I ask what types of places it came back with?




Yay hugs! You may wanna change first though. Sniperscope and all. ~_^


I think we can help you adjust :smallbiggrin:

:smalltongue:

Kurgan
2011-10-23, 01:09 AM
That's how I think all the time. It's also where the best Mage plots come from.

You know how in traffic intersections, right in the middle? There's a little patch, a diamond shape, where no cars ever cross. They pass by it a few inches to the left and right, all the time, but nothing ever crosses that centre patch. Over time, gravel starts to accumulate there and the shape becomes distinct. So what does it mean that in the centre of every traffic light is this sacred place, constantly surrounded by rapidly moving cars - all that momentum! All that Force! - never touched, never crossed?

Jayden turned herself invisible and stood in that centre spot for 24 hours, feeling cars rush inches by her without touching her. That was how she learned to do Force Fields. Be in the spot where nothing can kill you.


Huh, things must be different between Australia and New York...I know from experience that once the roads clear out in the evenings, people don't really bother with "lanes" until they see another car coming. I can't even count the number of times I cut turns overly sharp (and right over the middle section) because "its quicker".

Also, when the plows come through, they hit up the whole road normally. Admittedly, this is probably less of a thing down in Australia than it is here.

Still, long story short, standing in the middle of an intersection sounds like a good way to either A) get hit by a car and/or B) cause a massive accident as people swerve to dodge you.

Gaelbert
2011-10-23, 01:23 AM
My laugh out loud moment for ep4 was:

Fluttershy + Door + Deadpan Twilight

Ep. 4
My favourite was easily when Luna said "Thy backside is whole and ungobbled!"
Although "I'm not a genius, I'm a chicken," is a close runner up.
There's so many gems in there (speaking of which, I don't remember seeing Rarity), it's probably my favourite episode out of them all.
Was I the only person to think Twilight's costume was Star-Squirrel the Bearded for most of the episode?
Pip (from Trottingham!) reminded me of Pip from Great Expectations, which was a nice touch. Nice to see the writers throw bones out to the older audience.
Also, Derpy in the apple bucket? Magnificent.
So much awesome! I look forward to looking through all the screen-caps.

Like that picture above, I went in expecting (and hoping) for a depressed Luna, so it threw me off at first, but I love it. I still hope to see some depressed Luna at some point though. She's adorable.

RdMarquis
2011-10-23, 02:06 AM
Oh, my. I knew there would be a lot of pages after the new episode, but I didn't think you ponies would get this far into a new thread after I checked back. Maybe I shouldn't have taken that nap...

Anyway, I don't think there's much I can say about episode 4, other than that I really liked it. I basically agree with everypony on what the best parts were.

SiuiS
2011-10-23, 02:09 AM
* Stacy Puft blinks, and then puts her head in her hooves watching Starry Notions introduce the various incarnations of Starry Notions, her head tilting slightly. "You're kinda a silly pony, aren't you?" She finally states, before giggling. "But I love cuddling ponies. ^^" She grins, and then flicks the pillow fort with one of her large, puffy hooves, in order to knock down the pillowy walls with all the indominable might of a gigantic kaiju marshmallow pony!

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! YOU ARE ALL NOW EXPOSED!

<<

>>

<<

*jumps at the cuddlepile*
THWIP
*skids along the ground towards the cuddlepile, unconscious. A high velocity marshmallow with rifling imprints stuck to the back of her head*

-_ô

...

>;D



That's how I think all the time. It's also where the best Mage plots come from.

You know how in traffic intersections, right in the middle? There's a little patch, a diamond shape, where no cars ever cross. They pass by it a few inches to the left and right, all the time, but nothing ever crosses that centre patch. Over time, gravel starts to accumulate there and the shape becomes distinct. So what does it mean that in the centre of every traffic light is this sacred place, constantly surrounded by rapidly moving cars - all that momentum! All that Force! - never touched, never crossed?

Jayden turned herself invisible and stood in that centre spot for 24 hours, feeling cars rush inches by her without touching her. That was how she learned to do Force Fields. Be in the spot where nothing can kill you.

I know what you're talking about, and i've seen it in movies... But I live in California. There is no section of road undriven through. There are sections of sidewalk I cannot say are undriven through regularly. The third attempt of my friends to teach me the rules of the road included "just so you know... *swerve* changing lanes in the middle of an intersection like that? Illegal."

Still, my lack of comparable territory doesn't reduce the beauty of such designs.



For me, fighting's about reflexive responses and knowing what to do should combat arise. It is not a means for changing the world, or inflicting an ideology or a philosophy. There are things I know I'd die for, or kill for, but never once would I phrase such a conflict in terms of life or death.


Saizho.

Roninhirox
2011-10-23, 02:26 AM
Clockwork:

Also, has anyone commented on this yet? (Ep. 4)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4a615abe4048277698ef750e58639184/74788%20-%20Octavia%20Viola%20costume.jpg

Not sure if anyone here did but one of my favorite ask tumblrs did http://askoctavia.tumblr.com/

Thanqol
2011-10-23, 02:37 AM
HEY EVERYPONY, Midnight and Mask have dressed up for Nightmare Night!

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8104/day158b.jpg

Adorable.

(Alternate:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3416/day158a.jpg


Clockwork:
The mechanical pony took a moment to glance over the oddly-shaped gadget. "Well, I might be able to run it...I'd need to know a bit more about its interface first. It would probably work a bit like my wings, actually." Sek fluttered the mechanical appendages as he spoke. "They aren't original, but I wanted to experiment with having wings, so I made a pair and attached them...at first, I couldn't even use them, but after playing around with various hook-ups to my master drive train, I was finally able to articulate them." The pegasus flapped his wings again, clearly pleased with his work.

"Unfortunately, I'm too heavy to fly with them properly, and I don't have the fine motor control for them to work even if I was lighter... Anyway, I imagine that installing that device would be similar, but like I said, I'd need to know more about it. For instance, what exactly does it do? And...uh...what's with the label?


Clockwork RP:
Having been soundly defeated, Igneous tossed the rubucks cube back onto the table and turned his attention to the ongoing testing of Sek.

Noticing the sticker, his fine tuned guard senses kicked into high alert and he sprung into action!!

"Oh awesome!" he said enthusiatically to Charger, as he began munching on a bag of popcorn that had somehow appeared in his hooves. "We must be getting to the explosions part of the testing!"


"I dunno what it does. When I was deemed a 'moral hazard' by Solutions research, I just kinda grabbed everything I could fit in my coat on the way out the door. I think it either creates or prevents explosions."

She pulled down her blast goggles, and levitated a pair over to Igneous and Charger. "So do whatever it is you do with stuff like this and I'll take notes!"


OOC: (Responding to Prior comment on DM):

Given that the driving part of the group so far seems to be finding out more about Second Hand, I think druiddroid is probably best placed to DM this if we need one. (I'd have no clue what to do without sidetracking us from that initial goal rather jarringly)

Hmm, depending on what druid says, give me a little while to think.


OOC: Responding to Thanqol's comment on Iggy

Yes, he is isn't he? :smallbiggrin: I think a quote about Columbo sums it up best.

"Most people, looking at you, would see only a silly dog, running around the yard digging holes. Except what you're doing is burying landmines"

That's a fantastic quote.


Huh, things must be different between Australia and New York...I know from experience that once the roads clear out in the evenings, people don't really bother with "lanes" until they see another car coming. I can't even count the number of times I cut turns overly sharp (and right over the middle section) because "its quicker".

Also, when the plows come through, they hit up the whole road normally. Admittedly, this is probably less of a thing down in Australia than it is here.

Still, long story short, standing in the middle of an intersection sounds like a good way to either A) get hit by a car and/or B) cause a massive accident as people swerve to dodge you.

1) She's invisible so no one's going to swerve either way 2) Practising force fields, man. Gotta do something about the occasional car that'll swing across the middle. 3) If New Yorkers don't bother with as basic a concept as 'stay on the proper side of the road' then jesus christ.

Also the roads must be differently designed. See, I'm talking about an intersection like this:

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2958/98330292.jpg

These roads tend to have median strips down the centre though.

SiuiS
2011-10-23, 02:56 AM
If New Yorkers don't bother with as basic a concept as 'stay on the proper side of the road' then jesus christ.

Also the roads must be differently designed. See, I'm talking about an intersection like this:

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2958/98330292.jpg

These roads tend to have median strips down the centre though.

no, that's what I'm talking about. And that little space isn't As sacred here in the states. I wish it was, though :smallfrown:

Deadly
2011-10-23, 03:52 AM
Fanfic thoughts:
Well, probably the best way to have Twilight and Luna meet in the wake of today's episode is to have Luna see Twilight in the crowd (or vice versa) and go talk to her. It seems pretty likely that Luna feels much more comfortable around her than most other ponies, and if she was already feeling awkward about the crush, she might need that.

As for how they find out about their mutual interest, I'd say that it could come from one asking the other why they're there. Twilight almost certainly doesn't belong on the club scene, which Luna might notice, though there's no guarantee. On the other hand, Twi might very reasonably wonder why Luna was there. Then eventually one of them awkwardly admits their crush (probably best to have Twi do it) and then comes the throwing-down of the gauntlet.

As for the eventual resolution, I'm going to take a page from Lix's book and say what is this 'or' you speak of? If you want to play up DJ-P0N3's wild side, she could always choose both... :smallwink:

If not, I don't really know, you'll have to see what develops.

Actually I always liked the idea that Twilight has been a regular clubber and fan of Vinyl for a while. I like to think it's something she does semi-secretly sometimes, sneaking off on her own to some rave party to unwind after weeks of hard studying.

Luna of course has been away for a long time, and until now has been busy catching up on more essential things, so I think she'd be the one who doesn't quite belong there.

Hmm, however, now I'm thinking that while Luna is new to the nightclubs, she is still the princess so she easily has VIP access, which she might initially offer to Twilight upon meeting her there. Which leads to conflict backstage, somehow.

Your resolution... that could work too, kinda wild, yeah. Right now I think I like the idea that Vinyl is already engaged and just plays along to have some fun on their behalf. I think playing with them like that fits a Dash-like personality.

Also, on a somewhat unrelated note, I was recently thinking given the red eyes she's been given by the fans, maybe Vinyl is an albino (either partially or she colors her mane). Do you know if that's been used before? I think I saw a suggestion that she might even be blind, too. Just trying to get her character down, throwing around some ideas.

Brazen Shield
2011-10-23, 03:54 AM
Oh no, don't worry about it. Tech preference is tech preference.


^^ Kay~



...Mind if I ask what types of results it came back with?


Ugh... Huh XD?



AWWWWWW. Poor Brazen! *Hug* D:

>///<



...Mind if I ask what types of places it came back with?


Apparently there's something called Pink Pony Party Suplies and a Pony Tales near to us! Go figure!!

Beeskee
2011-10-23, 04:38 AM
This is a bit "last week" but I couldn't find any new Luna videos, so I'll just leave this here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy-EDrc5dlc).

Rappy
2011-10-23, 05:05 AM
I didn't read any of the spoilers of this or the last thread, so here are my raw, untamed thoughts as I went through the episode.

S2E4 Spoilers
Spike dressing up as a dragon? ...Genius!

I sense a running gag with not guessing what exactly Twilight's costume is.

...Yep, running gag. Also, Pinky is way too good at miming a chicken.

Blatant Derpy is blatant.

Poor Luna, her presence is too commanding for her own good.

It's rather understandable she can't quite get into the spirit, either. I can imagine how hard it must be for a centuries-old being kept away for 1,000 years to adjust to the evolving world she's now a part of

Oh, Pinky, you're going to ruin this again, aren't you?

Yep.

...Perhaps animating plush spiders into vicious spiky-legged things wasn't the best plan ever, Luna. Still, good effort.

"I'm going to do what I do best...lecture her!" Okay, that's just as amusing as Crazy Twilight.

"Pinky Pie, you're a genius!" "No, I'm a chicken!" So we now have FlutterTree and ChickenPie.

D'aww, happy Luna is happy.

I enjoyed Twilight's crazy breakdown last week, true, but I think this is on par. Just...a different sort of enjoyment. Less "I can identify with the crazy" and more unadulterated fun.

SiuiS
2011-10-23, 06:20 AM
I didn't read any of the spoilers of this or the last thread, so here are my raw, untamed thoughts as I went through the episode.

S2E4 Spoilers
Spike dressing up as a dragon? ...Genius!

I sense a running gag with not guessing what exactly Twilight's costume is.

...Yep, running gag. Also, Pinky is way too good at miming a chicken.

Blatant Derpy is blatant.

Poor Luna, her presence is too commanding for her own good.

It's rather understandable she can't quite get into the spirit, either. I can imagine how hard it must be for a centuries-old being kept away for 1,000 years to adjust to the evolving world she's now a part of

Oh, Pinky, you're going to ruin this again, aren't you?

Yep.

...Perhaps animating plush spiders into vicious spiky-legged things wasn't the best plan ever, Luna. Still, good effort.

"I'm going to do what I do best...lecture her!" Okay, that's just as amusing as Crazy Twilight.

"Pinky Pie, you're a genius!" "No, I'm a chicken!" So we now have FlutterTree and ChickenPie.

D'aww, happy Luna is happy.

I enjoyed Twilight's crazy breakdown last week, true, but I think this is on par. Just...a different sort of enjoyment. Less "I can identify with the crazy" and more unadulterated fun.

Good miss with the crazy face, you have inspired me. I think I'm going to watch the episode again, provided my eyes don't turn to dust from all the light I've been staring Into.

EDIT:
Only technically spoilers
LUNA IS BEST PONY.
AND SECONS BEST PONY, TIED WITH CUTE PIRATE PIP.
ALL OTHER PONIES VIE FOR THIRD.

Ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh. I have this episode. I have it. I won and can watch it whenever I want. Oh wow. Sweeeeeet~

Titanium Fox
2011-10-23, 06:20 AM
Apparently there's something called Pink Pony Party Suplies and a Pony Tales near to us! Go figure!!

That is awesome, and you must go to them. If they are not bright pink and plastered in depictions of yellow and blue balloons I will be disappoint.

Gamerlord
2011-10-23, 06:58 AM
Hey guys, do you remember this video? I don't know why, but I really, really like it! It makes me feel happy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5sDdEvLGVk)
Why is there so little Megatron / Pinkie Pie shipping? :smalltongue:

Kalinda
2011-10-23, 07:16 AM
A couple more observations about ep 4

I hadn't caught it before, but after Luna jumps down from the chariot her cloak turns into a wave of bats and flies away.

When she's sitting by the statue looking sad and Twilight speaks to her, her expression is less "Oh, there's someone here" and more "A subject has approached, I'm on." This feeds into the idea that Luna has this very archaic idea that she needs to act the "Royal We" around people.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-23, 07:18 AM
A couple more observations about ep 4

I hadn't caught it before, but after Luna jumps down from the chariot her cloak turns into a wave of bats and flies away.

When she's sitting by the statue looking sad and Twilight speaks to her, her expression is less "Oh, there's someone here" and more "A subject has approached, I'm on." This feeds into the idea that Luna has this very archaic idea that she needs to act the "Royal We" around people.

Well back then their subjects probably expected their princesses to be that detached from the social sphere. They pictured them less as friends and protectors, and more as leaders and regents; nothing more. A background to micromanage what they couldn't be arsed to care about, and somepony to complain to when something went wrong.

Grif
2011-10-23, 07:50 AM
Well back then their subjects probably expected their princesses to be that detached from the social sphere. They pictured them less as friends and protectors, and more as leaders and regents; nothing more. A background to micromanage what they couldn't be arsed to care about, and somepony to complain to when something went wrong.

Interesting. That would mean Celestia gradually liberalised Equestria after NMM's banishment. Either that or she mellowed considerably over the years and could not be bothered with the rigours of such tradition. Heh heh. That'll make for great origin stories.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-23, 07:56 AM
Interesting. That would mean Celestia gradually liberalised Equestria after NMM's banishment. Either that or she mellowed considerably over the years and could not be bothered with the rigours of such tradition. Heh heh. That'll make for great origin stories.

Yeah. Over the years since Nightmare Moon's banishment, the stress caused her to eventually say "buck that" to the old traditions, which I would personally believe is exactly what ushered in the social change from old tradition to the social climate we see in modern Equestria without any of the technological changes that came with a similar societal change in the real world. It's how their world can be so socially progressive but technologically essentially somewhere between the 1600's and 1800's.

Random note: I still haven't slept yet and it's 9 AM EST! http://www.globalequestria.com/public/style_emoticons/default/emote23.png

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-23, 08:18 AM
I don't know, are you gonna READ this one *pout*
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/19168efd.jpg

...Did you draw this just for this occasion?

...Hugz*

This is a bit "last week" but I couldn't find any new Luna videos, so I'll just leave this here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy-EDrc5dlc).
Oy, that's an interesting there.

Why is there so little Megatron / Pinkie Pie shipping? :smalltongue:
Also Dan vs. MLP crossovers.

Athaniar
2011-10-23, 08:26 AM
Pony is now back in spoiler boxes where it belongs.
"You know this isn't over yet."


Interesting. That would mean Celestia gradually liberalised Equestria after NMM's banishment. Either that or she mellowed considerably over the years and could not be bothered with the rigours of such tradition. Heh heh. That'll make for great origin stories.
A personal theory of mine is that the friendship lesson letters Twilight (and in the future also the others) send are partly for Celestia's benefit as well, to make her become a better and more considerate ruler. Note that "commoners" are still rather fearful of her at times (like in Bird in the Hoof), and that she doesn't appear to be very fond of it.

Does that make sense at all?

Neoseanster
2011-10-23, 08:39 AM
Why do I ever sleep? It just means I need to spend more time catching up. Three pages this time.

I watched episode 4 again, and still loved it, but no new theories to share or tidbits to point out that the rest of you haven't covered yet.

And, I came to the realization that I've taken to sometimes accidentally mentally replacing "-pony" for "-body" even when in contexts outside of Ponythread. Specifically, I read a line from the most recent page of Dr. McNinja as this, before I caught myself and realized what I had done. And then I had to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT:

(minor Dr. McNinja spoilers, I guess?)
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1048/draculaluna.jpg

It didn't really come out quite as clean as I hoped, but that's what happens when your only tools are IrfanView and Paint. I should've flipped one of the two Lunas, and done a better job of getting the colors to mesh. Credit for the original image goes to Chris Hastings of Dr. McNinja (http://drmcninja.com/) and to Kadjule (http://kadjule.deviantart.com/art/Luna-on-the-Moon-Animation-205875367) for the happy dancing Luna gif, both used without permission.

It was for the greater pony.

minor Ep4 spoilers
Maybe Luna got her batwinged ponies from Dracula! That would explain everything.


And yeah. Flashpoint = Deadpool.

Deadpool is best Canadian.

Hah, I knew I recognized his cutie mark from somewhere.


Marshmallow FIGHT!
There is a resounding crack of thunder, as dark clouds swirl overhead, and the sound of distant 'fwmp fwmp fwmp' like hooves in deap snow can be heard... and the titanic Stacy Puft towers over the pillow fort, blinking down at it, before bending close, her titanic, pale blue eyes blinking, as she fidgets gently.

"Umm... did somepony summon me? I'm fairly certain I was summoned for a marshmallow fight..."


* Stacy Puft blinks, and then puts her head in her hooves watching Starry Notions introduce the various incarnations of Starry Notions, her head tilting slightly. "You're kinda a silly pony, aren't you?" She finally states, before giggling. "But I love cuddling ponies. ^^" She grins, and then flicks the pillow fort with one of her large, puffy hooves, in order to knock down the pillowy walls with all the indominable might of a gigantic kaiju marshmallow pony!

Cuddlefort
InkBLOT is distracted from his stream of questions outside the fort by the tremendous pony... "By Celestia's mane, what is that thing!? It's so... white and fluffy and huge!" He cowers against Nightmare as Stacy attempts to topple the pillowy walls, fear of being crushed (or possibly cuddled?) by the gigantic marshmellow beast at least momentarily eclipsing his fear of her!

Edit: Argh, fixing typos.

Rappy
2011-10-23, 08:44 AM
Good miss with the crazy face, you have inspired me. I think I'm going to watch the episode again, provided my eyes don't turn to dust from all the light I've been staring Into.

EDIT:
Only technically spoilers
LUNA IS BEST PONY.
AND SECONS BEST PONY, TIED WITH CUTE PIRATE PIP.
ALL OTHER PONIES VIE FOR THIRD.

Ohmigosh ohmigosh ohmigosh. I have this episode. I have it. I won and can watch it whenever I want. Oh wow. Sweeeeeet~
I would say "just as planned", but this is a nice coincidence. http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.png

Kris Strife
2011-10-23, 08:45 AM
I absolutely hate being paranoid sometimes. I really feel like I let everypony down in this thread a lot, and I know on an intellectual level that I'm not. But if I can convince myself of that, then I'm suddenly paranoid that if I'm not letting everypony down in here, that must mean they don't like me, and I generally flip back to the first mindset.


This is me. All the time. :smallsigh:


Titanium is right, I think we all are around here. I think it's required. Except for maybe the lich. :smallbiggrin:


Yeah, I legitimately can only think of one or two ponies who don't enjoy cuddles.

Who?

Sadly, I can't find the clip of KND where that Rainbow Monkey that was stealing all the others keeps saying "Unlovable! Unlovable!" so I could use it for Leo. :smalltongue:


EDIT: Also, I should note that this isn't the end of the Cuddlefort RP, it was just the end of the little bit me and Titanium were doing on the side that wasn't a part of it. Cuddlefort is still going.

By the way, Leo did respond to Nightmare, but I got 503ed again.


"Are you ready for the birds and the bees ...
... and a whole lot of foolin' around"

How did they slip that past the censors? :smalltongue:

It's not the worst thing they've missed. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xmAC9Qu908) :smalltongue:


Apparently there's something called Pink Pony Party Suplies and a Pony Tales near to us! Go figure!!

Um... I don't know about there, but "The Pink Pony" is the name of a "Gentleman's club" around here...

I suspect Pony Tales is much the same.


Also Dan vs. MLP crossovers.

I'd watch the hell out of that. :smalltongue:

We couldn't even get a Dan Vs. thread going on this forum. I know, I tried.

EsperDerek
2011-10-23, 08:57 AM
*Laughs* And that's all we'd be breaking? I think close to everypony in the thread would snap a little bit. XD

Yeah, you're probably right. :smallwink:


HEY EVERYPONY, Midnight and Mask have dressed up for Nightmare Night!

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8104/day158b.jpg

Adorable.

(Alternate:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3416/day158a.jpg

Eeee! So adorable indeed!

Oooh, I got down Mom Trixie's expression, too. Go me!


Interesting. That would mean Celestia gradually liberalised Equestria after NMM's banishment. Either that or she mellowed considerably over the years and could not be bothered with the rigours of such tradition. Heh heh. That'll make for great origin stories.


Yeah. Over the years since Nightmare Moon's banishment, the stress caused her to eventually say "buck that" to the old traditions, which I would personally believe is exactly what ushered in the social change from old tradition to the social climate we see in modern Equestria without any of the technological changes that came with a similar societal change in the real world. It's how their world can be so socially progressive but technologically essentially somewhere between the 1600's and 1800's.

Random note: I still haven't slept yet and it's 9 AM EST! http://www.globalequestria.com/public/style_emoticons/default/emote23.png

Well, after freeing the world from Discord way back when, they probably needed to take a very firm hoof to things just so that they could rebuild. Plus, they were probably essentially having to make things up as they go along, from what little we know of that time, they essentially had no training or practice. They probably defeated Discord, and went, whoop, now we're in charge. What now?

Celestia has had a 1000 years to be able to mellow out, and was always probably a little more graceful than her sister was. Luna uses the Royal Canterlot Voice in this episode very much as a defense.

And geez, Titanium! Don't burn yourself out!


* Stacy Puft blinks, and then puts her head in her hooves watching Starry Notions introduce the various incarnations of Starry Notions, her head tilting slightly. "You're kinda a silly pony, aren't you?" She finally states, before giggling. "But I love cuddling ponies. ^^" She grins, and then flicks the pillow fort with one of her large, puffy hooves, in order to knock down the pillowy walls with all the indominable might of a gigantic kaiju marshmallow pony!


Cuddlefort
Inkwell is distracted from his stream of questions outside the fort by the tremendous pony... "By Celestia's mane, what is that thing!? It's so... white and fluffy and huge!" He cowers against Nightmare as Stacy attempts to topple the pillowy walls, fear of being crushed (or possibly cuddled?) by the gigantic marshmellow beast at least momentarily eclipsing his fear of her!

*Nightmare is about to answer Inkblot's various questions, when she's suddenly interrupted by his cry, and turns to look at the giant marshmellow pony starting to kick down the walls to her Cuddlefort!

"Stay here for a moment." She says, gently releasing Inkblot, before extending her wings, and flying up to meet the kaiju-sized monster! "HEY! What are you doing? That's Midnight and mine's fort! Who told you you could smash it?!

Deadly
2011-10-23, 09:13 AM
Yet more thoughts on Luna
I've come to realize that even if the Royal Canterlot Voice is maybe a little out of style, or a lot, I would still be really sad to see her stop using it entirely in case she shows up again (and she had better! *shakes fist at the show writers* If this is her only appearance I'll be really, really depressed)

I think that loud, emotional voice fits her very well. It fits the whole lightning/thunder/storm theme she appears to have going. Luna simply is rather loud when she gets emotional, and I love that. She's not just Princess of the Night and the Moon, but also a storm goddess. And can you imagine a quiet storm goddess? I find it hard, at least.

I also think she's more "war-like" than her sister. I think she would feel much more at ease at the front of an army than her sister would, and I wouldn't be surprised if she takes a more direct interest in the royal guard too. I like to think she's pretty bad ass when she needs or wants to be. Obviously she can be a very commanding presence. Perhaps this is part of why she maybe finds it harder than her sister to be out among common ponies.

I love Luna more than ever, I think! :smallbiggrin:

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-23, 09:16 AM
Right, got to dismantle the dining room to dump the carpet, so this means internet will be now down until sometime tomorrow.

Given how things pan out, you may not hear from me until sometime tomorrow evening (when my birthday will be mostly over...) of course, depending when the carpet arrives verses when I have to go out .

Dexam
2011-10-23, 09:21 AM
Okay, back to my Fetlock Equinari avatar now that Nightmare Night is over.

And I finally slogged through (most) of the backlog of posts... everypony has pretty much covered everything I was going to mention.

Still... S2E4:

Luna is best pony. Seriously.

For me, I was a little confused at what they were doing at first, then I realised they had the character spot on. I just wanted to hug her all the way throughout the episode. I'm sorry Twilight, but I'm afraid you've been supplanted by the Princess of the Night as my #1 Best Pony.

Things I've picked up on that I didn't notice any comments about (but I might have missed:
- Big Macintosh is dressed as an undertaker? Awesome.
- Carrot Top in the devilpony costume: OMG so cute! And getting into a lot of the background shots, you sneaky little filly!
- Seafoam (lavender pony with dolphins cutie mark) is dressed as a knight with a freakin' tail mace!

On sounds:
- When Twilight goes into Fluttershy's cottage to have a little "chat" with her about her mistaking Luna for Nightmare Moon, among the clashes and clatters we hear sheep bleating and a live horse whinny. What?! :smalleek:
- The background sound effects in this episode were just fantastic. Crickets chirping; constant background noises of people having fun at the festival; the wind softly blowing when everypony falls silent. Just amazing.
- The background music was just perfect, too. Hit the right spots every time. Also, when Luna declares the fun to be doubled, and asks the Ponyville villagers to call her Luna, the music is "Trixie's fanfare".

I am awesoming all over this episode.



Clockwork:
Also, has anyone commented on this yet? (Ep. 4)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4a615abe4048277698ef750e58639184/74788%20-%20Octavia%20Viola%20costume.jpg
So I wasn't imagining it!
Hmmm... apparently the fandom has named her Violina.



A couple more observations about ep 4

I hadn't caught it before, but after Luna jumps down from the chariot her cloak turns into a wave of bats and flies away.


I caught this on the second watch-through, and had a "... that is just so awesome" moment.

Excuse me while I go watch this episode again... :smallbiggrin:

Gadora
2011-10-23, 09:32 AM
Yet more thoughts on Luna
I've come to realize that even if the Royal Canterlot Voice is maybe a little out of style, or a lot, I would still be really sad to see her stop using it entirely in case she shows up again (and she had better! *shakes fist at the show writers* If this is her only appearance I'll be really, really depressed)

I think that loud, emotional voice fits her very well. It fits the whole lightning/thunder/storm theme she appears to have going. Luna simply is rather loud when she gets emotional, and I love that. She's not just Princess of the Night and the Moon, but also a storm goddess. And can you imagine a quiet storm goddess? I find it hard, at least.

I also think she's more "war-like" than her sister. I think she would feel much more at ease at the front of an army than her sister would, and I wouldn't be surprised if she takes a more direct interest in the royal guard too. I like to think she's pretty bad ass when she needs or wants to be. Obviously she can be a very commanding presence. Perhaps this is part of why she maybe finds it harder than her sister to be out among common ponies.

I love Luna more than ever, I think! :smallbiggrin:

I rather like the idea of Luna as a storm goddess. Give me a bit more time to think on it; it may just enter my personal fanon.

Gamerlord
2011-10-23, 09:36 AM
This is awesome, My Little Avengers. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcFumzPeq8)

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-23, 09:42 AM
But that involves not having self esteem issues! WAAAAH.

But... how in Equestria can you have self esteem issues? You're like one of the five awesomest people I know!

Seriously, pretty much everything I know about you exemplifies everything that I wish I could be. Not only are you successful and daring, you're also a fantastic writer and roleplayer to boot!

Even if this does nothing to help your self-esteem, at least take some comfort in the fact that you can channel you self-esteem issues into improving yourself. The exact opposite of what I do, which is to just dwell on how useless I am.

(Plus, y'know you totally earned a fade to black with Midnight. I'm so jealous! http://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png)


Dictionary -> Sweetie Belle
Big sister of above -> Rarity
Rarity -> Marshmallow



LOGIC

Huh. But I... What? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgLo_AW7Pb0) (Just imagine it said with much less anger and more confusion)


Yet more thoughts on Luna
I've come to realize that even if the Royal Canterlot Voice is maybe a little out of style, or a lot, I would still be really sad to see her stop using it entirely in case she shows up again (and she had better! *shakes fist at the show writers* If this is her only appearance I'll be really, really depressed)

I think that loud, emotional voice fits her very well. It fits the whole lightning/thunder/storm theme she appears to have going. Luna simply is rather loud when she gets emotional, and I love that. She's not just Princess of the Night and the Moon, but also a storm goddess. And can you imagine a quiet storm goddess? I find it hard, at least.

I also think she's more "war-like" than her sister. I think she would feel much more at ease at the front of an army than her sister would, and I wouldn't be surprised if she takes a more direct interest in the royal guard too. I like to think she's pretty bad ass when she needs or wants to be. Obviously she can be a very commanding presence. Perhaps this is part of why she maybe finds it harder than her sister to be out among common ponies.

I love Luna more than ever, I think! :smallbiggrin:

She's not only blue, but a storm goddess as well?! Luna, You're my favorite princess ever! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9NN5R9fxDI)

EsperDerek
2011-10-23, 09:43 AM
Random Episode 4 Thought

An interesting thought: While this episode certainly had it's fair share of problems for our Princess of the Night (who is nowhere near as quiet and graceful as the night is, I loved that), in the end, she actually ended up in a better position with the Ponyville folk than Celestia is. Compare what happened at the little montage in the end, with her playing games and playfully pranking the ponies, with the brunch in A Bird in Hoof. They end up a lot more relaxed around Luna, and treat her more casually, than they do her elder sister in that episode!

Deadly
2011-10-23, 09:43 AM
I rather like the idea of Luna as a storm goddess. Give me a bit more time to think on it; it may just enter my personal fanon.

Luna
That's how I see her now :)

I always had this idea that she might be head of the Equestrian equivalent of the Secret Services, but now I think it's more like head of the army as a whole, including such special forces. She makes a fine general, I think.

My greatest disappointment in Past Sins was that I thought it would have been so much more awesome if Luna had to go underground and form a Resistance movement to bring down Nyx/NMM with her sister and Twilight gone, probably recruiting the remaining five of the Mane 6 into her service.

I always felt she would fit the role of Resistance leader perfectly. That's basically what I always wanted to do with her if I were to write another story about her. And I may yet, once I finish all my other stories.

MCerberus
2011-10-23, 09:46 AM
Luna thoughts:
I used to think there can only be one best pony.
Then Luna showed me how fun can be doubled.

Luna/Pinkie best ponies

Grif
2011-10-23, 09:59 AM
Luna
That's how I see her now :)

I always had this idea that she might be head of the Equestrian equivalent of the Secret Services, but now I think it's more like head of the army as a whole, including such special forces. She makes a fine general, I think.

My greatest disappointment in Past Sins was that I thought it would have been so much more awesome if Luna had to go underground and form a Resistance movement to bring down Nyx/NMM with her sister and Twilight gone, probably recruiting the remaining five of the Mane 6 into her service.

I always felt she would fit the role of Resistance leader perfectly. That's basically what I always wanted to do with her if I were to write another story about her. And I may yet, once I finish all my other stories.

Hey, that's exactly my thought on Luna too! :smallbiggrin: Princess of the Night, striking from the dark where she makes her home! Glorious! Celestia strikes me as the more socially aware and politically inclined of the two. Perfectly adequate as a ruler, not so much as a general, when more ruthless decision might have to be made.

Deadly
2011-10-23, 10:02 AM
Hey, that's exactly my thought on Luna too! :smallbiggrin: Princess of the Night, striking from the dark where she makes her home! Glorious! Celestia strikes me as the more socially aware and politically inclined of the two. Perfectly adequate as a ruler, not so much as a general, when more ruthless decision might have to be made.

So it's not just me? Awesome! http://i.imgur.com/XCdKc.png

Forum Explorer
2011-10-23, 10:04 AM
Random Episode 4 Thought

An interesting thought: While this episode certainly had it's fair share of problems for our Princess of the Night (who is nowhere near as quiet and graceful as the night is, I loved that), in the end, she actually ended up in a better position with the Ponyville folk than Celestia is. Compare what happened at the little montage in the end, with her playing games and playfully pranking the ponies, with the brunch in A Bird in Hoof. They end up a lot more relaxed around Luna, and treat her more casually, than they do her elder sister in that episode!

Princess Celestia never decreed that she should be called Celestia unlike Luna. Also Luna isn't three times their size. Its a surprisingly big deal.

Kindablue
2011-10-23, 10:12 AM
This guy rocks:
Pony Piano - Twilight Sparkle's Mind is a Curious Place (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SwrR1rLnzA&feature=player_embedded)
Pony Piano (and Orchestra!) - The Grand Galloping Overture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DpQ9l9RdzQ&feature=channel_video_title)

Neoseanster
2011-10-23, 10:14 AM
Random Episode 4 Thought

An interesting thought: While this episode certainly had it's fair share of problems for our Princess of the Night (who is nowhere near as quiet and graceful as the night is, I loved that), in the end, she actually ended up in a better position with the Ponyville folk than Celestia is. Compare what happened at the little montage in the end, with her playing games and playfully pranking the ponies, with the brunch in A Bird in Hoof. They end up a lot more relaxed around Luna, and treat her more casually, than they do her elder sister in that episode!

That's a very good point, I hadn't thought of it. It seems very true, though, Pip aptly demonstrates this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9NN5R9fxDI) Have we ever seen anypony acting anything even resembling casual around Princess Celestia, even briefly? Twilight might have, but as Lesson Zero shows us, she still thinks of her as somepony to be deeply respected and on some level feared, even if she does love her. She'd never resolve to go lecture her like with Luna.

Thrawn183
2011-10-23, 10:22 AM
So I thought Rainbow Dash would be my favorite pony forever. I'm afraid Luna had something to say about that.

Neoseanster
2011-10-23, 10:28 AM
That's embarrassing... I just realized that in my last Cuddlefort post, I wrote "Inkblot" as "Inkwell," because I was just looking at Inkwell's name. D:

Fixed now. Accursed brain... please don't eat me!

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

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-23, 10:31 AM
Also, has anyone commented on this yet? (Ep. 4)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4a615abe4048277698ef750e58639184/74788%20-%20Octavia%20Viola%20costume.jpg

I like to think that's costumed Octavia! And it's awesome.

And Neoseanster, I wouldn't eat you if someone paid me too. Your on my buddy list.

Deadly
2011-10-23, 10:33 AM
On Luna and "Fun"
It just occurred to me that her "what is this 'fun' thou speakest of?" is not because she doesn't know what the word "fun" means, but she's essentially just asking what they have in mind that might be fun. And they go on to show her some examples of what they do for fun. She knows what "fun" means, but not what the ponies of Ponyville considers fun to do.

Does that make sense to others than me?

Rappy
2011-10-23, 10:35 AM
So I thought Rainbow Dash would be my favorite pony forever. I'm afraid Luna had something to say about that.
Yeah, Luna's edging up on my popularity scale as well, to say the least.

Athaniar
2011-10-23, 10:41 AM
Cuddle-thing
Paladin raises an eyebrow at the... weirdness going on. He's not quite sure if this is a serious threat or not, but he still approaches it, prepared for fighting despite unarmored.

Have we ever seen anypony acting anything even resembling casual around Princess Celestia, even briefly?
Well, Pinkie, of course, but that's completely in character for her.
Also, Pinkie is still best pony for me, with Fluttershy and Celestia close behind.

Dexam
2011-10-23, 10:47 AM
S2E4 Image dump! Spoileriffic!

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/296/f/4/subtle_gesture_by_mickeymonster-d4dospq.png

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/296/a/d/casual_lunch_by_equestria_prevails-d4dokl5.jpg

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/296/2/3/luna_for_apples_by_kp_shadowsquirrel-d4dpbr1.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/eb3c766bc51414bc2d35f52b61e5090d/75311%20-%20Pipsqueak.jpg



... this fandom works fast!

Kurgan
2011-10-23, 10:54 AM
Right, got to dismantle the dining room to dump the carpet, so this means internet will be now down until sometime tomorrow.

Given how things pan out, you may not hear from me until sometime tomorrow evening (when my birthday will be mostly over...) of course, depending when the carpet arrives verses when I have to go out .

Happy early birthday! Don't know if/when you'll see this, but I know I'll forget by tomorrow... (considering I forget most everything)




1) She's invisible so no one's going to swerve either way 2) Practising force fields, man. Gotta do something about the occasional car that'll swing across the middle. 3) If New Yorkers don't bother with as basic a concept as 'stay on the proper side of the road' then jesus christ.

Also the roads must be differently designed. See, I'm talking about an intersection like this:

http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/2958/98330292.jpg

These roads tend to have median strips down the centre though.

Ah, see, we only have medians in a few of the busier roads, and those are the roads that actively annoy people due to having to wait until a certain point to make a u-turn when a simple left would have gotten you where you wanted to be half a mile ago.

Most of our roads simply have the double yellow lines that say "one car on this side, the other on the other."

Also, we drive on the right side of the roads here. :smallbiggrin:

But yeah, you'd be surprised. Driving down a country road, 2 in the morning. You are more worried about deer and animals than other cars, so staying closer to the middle actually helps: more swerve room should something jump in front of you.




no, that's what I'm talking about. And that little space isn't As sacred here in the states. I wish it was, though :smallfrown:

Also what he said. Though a tiny little space in the middle of the intersection doesn't need to be super sacred by my books, so long as two or more cars aren't gunning for it at the same time.

byaku rai
2011-10-23, 11:02 AM
Luna has always been best pony for me. Close runner-up is Fluttershy, then Pinkie.

"Why not Rainbow" you ask? I have a rather upsetting tendency towards arrogance. This is something I have worked long and hard to overcome. RD has the same problem, but routinely does nothing to overcome it. She grates on me because I see in her a trait that I dislike in myself. So, despite her awesomeness, she just can't be best pony for me.

In unrelated news, hangovers are a Gilda. Not drinking again for a good while.

Kris Strife
2011-10-23, 11:17 AM
In unrelated news, hangovers are a Gilda. Not drinking again for a good while.

Did you have pony-themed drinks at least?

byaku rai
2011-10-23, 11:18 AM
Did you have pony-themed drinks at least?

I wish. Drain-cleaner quality vodka, drunk straight.

Tiki Snakes
2011-10-23, 11:20 AM
A personal theory of mine is that the friendship lesson letters Twilight (and in the future also the others) send are partly for Celestia's benefit as well, to make her become a better and more considerate ruler. Note that "commoners" are still rather fearful of her at times (like in Bird in the Hoof), and that she doesn't appear to be very fond of it.

Does that make sense at all?

Good theory.
But what if it wasn't as limited as simply to make her a better ruler? Perhaps she sent Twilight to Ponyville to study friendship and report in detail on it because at some point since banishing her sister to the moon she's kind of lost track of how it's actually supposed to work?
I like the idea that she's just as broken as you might expect a 1000+year old socially isolated person to possibly be after having made so many hard decisions and mistakes. I also like the idea that she not only has an epic enough poker-face to hide it but is also genre aware enough to take steps to resolve the issue without actually admitting it to anyone.

Oh and as for Celestia as a General here's my two cents; I see where you might get the impression that she might not be capable of making the hard decisions.
http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/d6b/d62/b6a/resized/celestia-meme-generator-sister-complaining-about-being-lonely-send-her-to-the-moon-b5db3b.jpg

Kind of got to disagree though.

Brazen Shield
2011-10-23, 11:39 AM
Um... I don't know about there, but "The Pink Pony" is the name of a "Gentleman's club" around here...

I suspect Pony Tales is much the same.


D8 What kind of a place do you think I LIVE in!?

*see that these things are 25-40 miles away, and she's 30 miles from San Fransico*

Shut up..... Just shut up :|

Kris Strife
2011-10-23, 11:47 AM
D8 What kind of a place do you think I LIVE in!?

*see that these things are 25-40 miles away, and she's 30 miles from San Fransico*

Shut up..... Just shut up :|

I should mention that "The Pink Pony Gentleman's Club" was located outside of Atlanta GA, with another one in Myrtle Beach... :smalltongue:

Deadly
2011-10-23, 11:48 AM
The amount of art I get in my dA messages seems to have DOUBLED in a day. :smallsigh:


Oh and as for Celestia as a General here's my two cents; I see where you might get the impression that she might not be capable of making the hard decisions.
http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/d6b/d62/b6a/resized/celestia-meme-generator-sister-complaining-about-being-lonely-send-her-to-the-moon-b5db3b.jpg

Kind of got to disagree though.

Somewhat rambling:

I'm sure she can make the necessary decisions. Doesn't change how I see Luna or me thinking she'd make a better general. The commanding presence seems to come naturally to her, while Celestia appears to prefer a more calm demeanor. I also bet she'd be very impressive and inspiring at the head of an army. In a different way than Celestia, that is. I just think it's a role that fits her more naturally, where I feel it's one Celestia only assumes out of a need to do so.

Since Celestia has been ruling Equestria for a thousand years alone and for who knows how long before that, and seeing how Equestria seems to be doing quite well, I'd say she's probably a very skilled leader and diplomat, able to do what must be done.

I like to think that Luna is more war-like, more aggressive, direct and assertive. And I still like Abby the Abacus, so I'd say she's probably also a very intelligent pony, very good at tactics and lawmaking, although that's not based on the new episode at all.

Kindablue
2011-10-23, 12:15 PM
Best one yet. Well worth the wait.
Mane Cast Trailer: Shine Like Rarity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQSz6gKdhO8&feature=player_embedded)

Neoseanster
2011-10-23, 12:23 PM
And Neoseanster, I wouldn't eat you if someone paid me too. Your on my buddy list.

You won't? What, am I not good enough for you!?

What do I have to do to make myself edible, huh? Dip myself in dressing? Dribble icing on top? Hmph!


Well, Pinkie, of course, but that's completely in character for her.

Discussion of Ep4 implications, but no real spoilers
Oh, yeah, I forgot Pinkie. True. She's kinda the exception, though.


I should mention that "The Pink Pony Gentleman's Club" was located outside of Atlanta GA, with another one in Myrtle Beach... :smalltongue:

Is... is it a club where gentlemen wear pony costumes? I saw a really good Fluttershy cosplayer once, and... and...

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Wait, they do what there!?



Best one yet. Well worth the wait.
Mane Cast Trailer: Shine Like Rarity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQSz6gKdhO8&feature=player_embedded)

Neat, I hadn't seen these before. I'm not sure I was a fan of the music, really, but it was very respectably well made regardless. *watches others*

Grif
2011-10-23, 12:24 PM
I felt compelled to share this, because it tickled my WoW playing days.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y26GbkA5p3E/TqNnOEUwTeI/AAAAAAAAPSc/zLvsajO3tg4/s1600/ponycraft_pinkie_pie_shaman_by_capnchryssalid-d4dgm59.png

But WHY A SHAMMY?

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-23, 12:29 PM
I felt compelled to share this, because it tickled my WoW playing days.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y26GbkA5p3E/TqNnOEUwTeI/AAAAAAAAPSc/zLvsajO3tg4/s1600/ponycraft_pinkie_pie_shaman_by_capnchryssalid-d4dgm59.png

But WHY A SHAMMY?

What would you put her as?

Also, SiuiS, I just wanted to thank you again for this avatar. And thanks for coloring it Thanqol. That being said I might change it later. I hope that's ok with you guys!

Gaelbert
2011-10-23, 12:33 PM
Ep 4 question/spoiler
When all the children went off with Zecora to hear the tale of Nightmare Moon, why would Pinkie and Twilight go with them? They're not children, they know the tale quite thoroughly, neither really acted as a proper chaperone, I just don't get it. Minor quibble, though.

Grif
2011-10-23, 12:35 PM
What would you put her as?

Also, SiuiS, I just wanted to thank you again for this avatar. And thanks for coloring it Thanqol. That being said I might change it later. I hope that's ok with you guys!

I see Pinkie as more a Rogue, with all her sneaky-gate power and natural agility. :smallbiggrin: (I also feel Pinkie got the short end of the stick with Shammy imbalance and all. Oh, the pain of playing a Resto/Elemental Shammy back then.)