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Trixie
2011-10-28, 07:20 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.96
Tricky Edition

Brief Introduction

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

> My Little Pony? Seriously?

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

> Isn't this a show for little girls?

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

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

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

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

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

> Iron Hoof/Fan Theories/Shipping/Binding

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

> Derpy Hooves/Doctor Whoof

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

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


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Ponytar Artists

Alarra
Alterform
Crown of Thorns
Dirtytabs
Irbis
Kairaven
Khosan
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]Songs:5At The Gala / FR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQSmihuY5ms)So Many Wonders / FR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tbt-Z2RwfM)[BR][BR]The French and Powerful Trixie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcpeVg7yMv8)[BR][BR]Art of the Dress / PL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clm3GjqncJs)[BR]Winter Wrap Up / PL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfqIEGb2s5w)5[B]GitP Fics:5AmishPirate (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20TheAmishPirate)1Darth BC (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Bobcat)1Deadly (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Adcoon):[BR][BR]Trollestia 1 (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/200/0/b/trickster_goddess_nr_1_by_adcoon-d40tt3d.png) 2 (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/201/a/4/trickster_goddess_nr_2_by_adcoon-d414fzw.png) 3 (http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/214/1/3/trickster_goddess_nr_3_by_adcoon-d42h2hx.png) 4 (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/229/0/d/trickster_goddess_nr_4_by_adcoon-d46vksj.png).1EsperDerek (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20EsperDerek)1Grif:[BR][BR]Pony Effect (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/05/story-pony-effect_23.html)1PhantomFox (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20PhantomFox):[BR][BR]Pride Goes Before a Folly (http://phantomfox7.deviantart.com/art/Pride-Goes-Before-A-Folly-211724143)1PhoeKun (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Phoe)1Raz Fox (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Raz_Fox)1Thanqol (http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Thanqol)[BR]

Important GitP Links

Thread I - Because Friendship Is Magic
Thread II - Now About 20% Cooler
Thread III - The Great & Powerful Thread
Thread IV - Friendship is Sufficiently Advanced Technology
Thread V - Art of the Thread
Thread VI - MUFFINS!
Thread VII - The Grand Galloping Thread
Thread VIII - Friendship is Music
Thread IX - The Best Thread Ever
Thread X - We Trot 'til We Drop
Thread XI - "Mmph!"
Thread XII - No One Can Groove Like the Girls with the Hooves
Thread XIII - Fast/Fine/Fierce Thread
Thread XIV - Boots on Hooves / Bikinis on Top
Thread XV - The Greater and Powerful-er Thread
Thread XVI - There's a Pony for That!
Thread XVII - Call Upon the Thread Ponies!
Thread XVIII - Perfect Isn't Easy
Thread XIX - I Emptied Your Thread
Thread XX & Thread XX - Appletastic Treats
Thread XXI - A Very Minty Thread
Thread XXII - Surprise!
Thread XXIII - It. Is. ON!
Thread XXIV - Now About 200% Longer Than Firefly
Thread XXV - Au Contraire, Mon Ami!
Thread XXVI - Applebloom to Zecora!
Thread XXVII - Eternal Chaos comes with Chocolate Rain
Thread XXVIII - In the Crazy of 40.000 Posts, There is Only Pony!
Thread XXIX - The Spoilers have been DOUBLED!
Thread XXX - Trixie Treats!

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


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

Gadora
2011-10-28, 07:36 PM
Yay, new thread!

Have some emotes!


Original Batch
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http://i.imgur.com/zFwEx.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/zFwEx.png

Crazy!Twi
http://i.imgur.com/r63WE.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/r63WE.png
http://i.imgur.com/PDKIo.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/PDKIo.png
http://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png
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http://i.imgur.com/xrtxn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xrtxn.png
http://i.imgur.com/WcmCY.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/WcmCY.png
http://i.imgur.com/TzVou.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/TzVou.png
http://i.imgur.com/Sy0s7.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Sy0s7.png
http://i.imgur.com/uvyb4.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/uvyb4.png
http://i.imgur.com/tudfp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/tudfp.png
http://i.imgur.com/Siwuj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Siwuj.png
http://i.imgur.com/sp5Tb.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/sp5Tb.png
http://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gif

Miscellaneous emotes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.png
Seekrit Pony Projekt
1-20
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http://i.imgur.com/3JXCg.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/3JXCg.png
http://i.imgur.com/3q7O2.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/3q7O2.png
http://i.imgur.com/459jt.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/459jt.png
http://i.imgur.com/4ii5U.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4ii5U.png
http://i.imgur.com/4XyuH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4XyuH.png
http://i.imgur.com/4zrN3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4zrN3.png
http://i.imgur.com/6SgQp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/6SgQp.png
http://i.imgur.com/74j15.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/74j15.png
http://i.imgur.com/7Yvwk.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/7Yvwk.png
http://i.imgur.com/8u4Rl.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/8u4Rl.png
http://i.imgur.com/9SkHu.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/9SkHu.png
http://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.png
http://i.imgur.com/Ala5e.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Ala5e.png
http://i.imgur.com/AruGN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/AruGN.png
http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png
http://i.imgur.com/b5xPJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/b5xPJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/CEUYj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CEUYj.png

21-40
http://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.png
http://i.imgur.com/DrSYq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DrSYq.png
http://i.imgur.com/dDGKR.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/dDGKR.png
http://i.imgur.com/eCLn3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/eCLn3.png
http://i.imgur.com/ecXwG.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ecXwG.png
http://i.imgur.com/erYVj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/erYVj.png
http://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.png
http://i.imgur.com/f2s0G.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/f2s0G.png
http://i.imgur.com/G1lsp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G1lsp.png
http://i.imgur.com/G5T9W.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G5T9W.png
http://i.imgur.com/G8QfD.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G8QfD.png
http://i.imgur.com/GOn25.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/GOn25.png
http://i.imgur.com/g0EB2.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/g0EB2.png
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http://i.imgur.com/h4OtT.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/h4OtT.png
http://i.imgur.com/hdG5a.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hdG5a.png
http://i.imgur.com/hdXfp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hdXfp.png
http://i.imgur.com/hfXmw.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hfXmw.png
http://i.imgur.com/hleys.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hleys.png
http://i.imgur.com/I0AiJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/I0AiJ.png
41-60
http://i.imgur.com/iSsYc.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/iSsYc.png
http://i.imgur.com/JBZDO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/JBZDO.png
http://i.imgur.com/Ji01D.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Ji01D.png
http://i.imgur.com/jDb4v.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jDb4v.png
http://i.imgur.com/jhfF7.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jhfF7.png
http://i.imgur.com/jq6VL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jq6VL.png
http://i.imgur.com/KLXX3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KLXX3.png
http://i.imgur.com/k7yr1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/k7yr1.png
http://i.imgur.com/kETPz.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/kETPz.png
http://i.imgur.com/LIUMV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/LIUMV.png
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http://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.png
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http://i.imgur.com/O73if.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/O73if.png
http://i.imgur.com/OPCUO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/OPCUO.png

61-80
http://i.imgur.com/o1ROT.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/o1ROT.png
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http://i.imgur.com/pKw2V.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/pKw2V.png
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http://i.imgur.com/QLOYp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/QLOYp.png
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http://i.imgur.com/Vthb5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Vthb5.png

81-100
http://i.imgur.com/VYSqq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VYSqq.png
http://i.imgur.com/vbM5o.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/vbM5o.png
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101-112
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http://i.imgur.com/VwCqN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VwCqN.png
http://i.imgur.com/hwHGZ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hwHGZ.png




Please let me know if you have any emotes that they want to see added to this listing.

Athaniar
2011-10-28, 08:23 PM
New Ponythread!

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110802151145/mlp/images/0/09/Fluttershy_cheering.png

Finally, time to sleep...

byaku rai
2011-10-28, 08:25 PM
New thread! And I'm on the first page! I feel special!

... So... Um... *waves hoof embarassedly* carry on, ponies...

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-28, 08:28 PM
Woo! Things Are Happening! I'm Glad To Be A Part Of It!

TheCountAlucard
2011-10-28, 08:30 PM
Hey, everybody. :smallsmile:

Beeskee
2011-10-28, 08:33 PM
Woah, a shiny new thread! Thank you, Trixie. :smallsmile:


Edit: Trixie Treats sound yummy. :smallbiggrin:

TheCountAlucard
2011-10-28, 08:46 PM
Trixie Treats sound yummy.They're kinda like Lixie Treats, but without the epic-level Mind Seed effect. :smallamused:

Kindablue
2011-10-28, 08:47 PM
The link posted a couple (Ehheh... ) a dozen pages back has a web browser version.
You click the link, it says pick a nickname.
You pick a nickname and hit enter.
Then you wonder who this other chap is who's been using Kindablue as his nickname.
I suggest calling him out with this;

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/175/014/Come%20at%20me%20bro%203.gif?1316288381

I think I saw that but I'm not very up with my... wait, what? :smallconfused:

the_druid_droid
2011-10-28, 08:59 PM
Yay! New thread is go!

Tonight is 'DD attempts to draw ponies because he lost a bet with SiuiS' night!

Kalinda
2011-10-28, 09:03 PM
New thread, and if I type fast enough I might even be on the first page!

In the previous thread the question of how you think the 2nd season stacks up against the 1st. My thoughts.

For the most part I think it's too early to tell, but so far I think the first three episodes, although funny in a lot of places, will not be among my favorites.

Discord, although cool in some ways, just doesn't have any real legs as a villain. In my eyes there's nothing really to him beyond "Cruel force of nature"and I honestly haven't really thought of him much beyond imagining what it must have been like for ponies living during his reign and after. Him personally? Nothing, nothing at all, don't care, he was just a monster who liked hurting ponies for amusement, that's it. If I'm not inspired to think about a villain's motives and such, then I don't think much of the character as a villain.

Lesson Zero was funny in places, hard to watch in others. I like the thought that somebody brought up here of Impostor Syndrome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome) as a reason why Twilight freaked out. That made the episode better to watch, but on later watchings the actions of the other members of the main six seem really forced, like they're carrying the idiot ball for script reasons, and for that reason I can't rate it too highly.

Luna Eclipsed was far more in line with what I like in the show and I hope to see more like it.

Anyway, I'm clicking "reply" before I lose any chance of being on the front page.

Shadowy
2011-10-28, 09:06 PM
Midnight vs free press part 3:
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 lowered 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.

Whadda Scoops:

Whadda scoops was hungry. Whadda had a tendency towards avoiding extraneous actions when she was focusing on something more important. But this had to take the cake. She had to just hope that she could cut the mustard with her and not collapse on a table for today’s interview. “Quit thinking in the third-pony Whadda.” I murmured to myself. My keen reporter’s instincts never failing me, I took a mental nope of the “Situation” between the town’s resident princess and the mayor, and decided it was a story for another time. Rounding the corner, I was surprised to bump into a white pegsi, who happened to be the paragon of all beauty and wonder and.... “Hi! I’ll meet you at the cafe in a moment, I heard a crash and want to check if Midnight is alright.” Acting at her bequest, I went and sat down at a table. My concerns about personality were unfounded after all! She truly cared for even random ponies who she could have in no possible situation, shape, form, or fashion have known. Then I ordered a marigold salad before I collapsed from hunger.

Midnight Sparkle:
“Momma dearest?” I said, stumbling into the library. “can you find me an anesthetic spell?” At that point Twilight left her bedroom and caught a glimpse of the distress I felt. “Would you believe that having the mayor tossed on top of me was one of the best things that happened today?” “Midnight, what happened?” “Six Hours! Six hours of listening to Prince Blueblood alternate between chumming it up with Jezuin and proposing to me! Jezuinhimself is horrible! Anyone who isn’t a member of royalty he refers to as ‘peasants’ and his first action when coming into town was claim the largest building as his own, then throw everyone out. Literally, in the case of the mayor.”

“Darling, that sounds terrible! But...” It was then I recognized momma’s position. Shuffling her hooves, general nervousness, and inability to stay still? I knew what was coming, but decided to let momma have her fun. “Yes, momma?” “Would advanced jade-binding make you feel better.” My jaw dropped upon hearing this. “Really momma? You mean...” “Yeah! This book really does contain some old stuff!” “So, we could use this to bind a spell to a jade stone, and the spell effect would last much longer then usual?” “Yes, and normally it’d be at most twenty percent longer, but with the techinques in the book, the effect could be enhanced up to three times as long!” “That’s incredible!” “The thing is, it’s really fiddly work, which is why I’ve waited for you to get home.” “Let’s get cracking then!”

“Which is why I stayed up until 9:00 AM doing magic today.” I announced to Shimmer. “So that’s why you look so-” Shimmer then had the good grace to look slightly embarrassed before continuing. “Either way, I hope you have a good day.” “Me too, although the signs are saying that it’s going to be even worse then yesterday.” “What signs?” “The giant banner of his face that’s placed on the town hall.” Shimmer quickly flew up, then back down to our table. “Is he serious?” “I’m the mare spending a week with him. I’m VERY certain that he’s serious. But anyway, how did yesterday’s interview with the reporter go?” “We’re having another one today!” She said, unable to keep the edge of excitement out of her voice. “But I thought it was an interview abou-” My line of enquiry was interrupted by the noon bell. “You’d better hurry along! Whadda should be here any second now.” I trotted away, suspicious. How could she be so excited for the arrival of Whadda? I shook my head to try and think clearly. It would probably just a combination of nerves and lack of sleep. I’m sure everything is fine.

otakuryoga
2011-10-28, 09:06 PM
Yay, new thread!

Have some emotes!


/snip

Please let me know if you have any emotes that they want to see added to this listing.

NINJA PINKIE!



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CqV9xndj89U/TqsqBdkYDcI/AAAAAAAAP64/WoRrgqd4boM/s1600/the_story_of_starswirl_by_misteraibo-d4e8ny4.png


This is now my cannon.


I bet i can make that even better for you...think on this...

that could very well be the creator of the spell in the book used on the night Midnight was conceived 8)

Kris Strife
2011-10-28, 09:07 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Thanqol
2011-10-28, 09:08 PM
Hai new thread


Augh! I am a derp... I think I meant the arcana symbols... Those are easier, right?


Easier but not particularly recognisable/more than funky letters. I considered doing an Order series, but the order symbols are worse (screw you, Free Council) and in the Orders don't translate particularly well to a world where everyone is happy.


Yay! New thread is go!

Tonight is 'DD attempts to draw ponies because he lost a bet with SiuiS' night!

I look forwards to this.

Gamerlord
2011-10-28, 09:08 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?
Chocolate chip pancakes.

byaku rai
2011-10-28, 09:09 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Yes. All three.

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-28, 09:13 PM
Well... I guess it's time to bring it all to a close. Strife, thank you again so much for collecting all of this for us. You're an awesome pony, and you've helped make this becoming a fic that much more possible.

:smallredface:
With how many times you and esper have said something to this extent, it may all end up going to my head. *Introspective moment* Too late.

TheCountAlucard
2011-10-28, 09:15 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?


Yes. All three.Agreed - it really depends on situation, though. If there's chocolate-chips involved, pancakes. Waffles are good because you can fill the different "cells" with syrup, and I love eggs with sausage for breakfast.

Lord Raziere
2011-10-28, 09:15 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Pancake Waffles

No I don't mean pancakes and waffles, I mean a pancake, that is also a waffle. A pancaffle. a hybrid of the two flat foods.

and don't confuse them for Wafflakes. those are waffles that are also pancakes. COMPLETELY different.

Kris Strife
2011-10-28, 09:37 PM
Agreed - it really depends on situation, though. If there's chocolate-chips involved, pancakes. Waffles are good because you can fill the different "cells" with syrup, and I love eggs with sausage for breakfast.

What about with bacon?

byaku rai
2011-10-28, 09:41 PM
What about with bacon?

You fool! You've doomed us all by invoking the sacred name!

RUN EVERYPONY!

... right. sleep. sleep is a thing which is good

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-28, 09:43 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

By themselves? None of the above. If I'm allowed to add ketchup? Then eggs.

Grif
2011-10-28, 09:47 PM
Holy waffles. New thread already?

Kris Strife
2011-10-28, 09:51 PM
You fool! You've doomed us all by invoking the sacred name!

RUN EVERYPONY!

... right. sleep. sleep is a thing which is good

I'm the one who makes bacon silly. :smalltongue:

Titanium Fox
2011-10-28, 09:53 PM
((Well, since I was Pinkied by the new thread, I'll repost so everypony, especially Esper, can find it.))

Well... I guess it's time to bring it all to a close. Strife, thank you again so much for collecting all of this for us. You're an awesome pony, and you've helped make this becoming a fic that much more possible.


Rarity's Night

Midnight felt relief flood through her. Sweetie understood. She couldn't understate how much that meant to her, somepony else who could understand why she did it, how she worked. She didn't know why she felt things so intensely, why every emotion burned so deeply, she just knew that was the way she was. Every attempt to hide it had failed. Rarity herself had lectured her on trying to hide and lie, had said to work to her strengths.

That was just who she was. She smiled brilliantly, even as the tears still rolled down her cheeks.

"You're a great pony, Sweetie..." She replied in kind, returning that affectionate nuzzle. Friends again, friends forever. "A great friend. I-I'll find some way of thanking you for what you did tonight. You might think I don't need to make it up to you...but I feel I do."

She reached up, brushing that locket of hair out of her eyes. Her hair, which had been so immaculately styled when she was Prince Midnight, had long since been reduced to it's usual unruly state. She rubbed her eyes, clearing both the sleep, and the tears from them. Now that all the excitement was over with, it was getting harder and harder to keep awake.

She was half a step down the stairs when she heard Sweetie's last words. She glanced behind her, her cheeks scarlet, and she smiled a brilliant smile. The tears threatened to return, and she nodded gratefully.

"Let...let your sister sleep. She's having some...very nice dreams right now." She whispered, and then slipped down the stairs. She trotted over to the still slumbering Spike, and bent down, giving the dragon a gentle nuzzle. "Let's go home, Spike..."

She pulled Spike onto her back, and slipped out of the Botique, to where the sun was still dawning in the sky...

Rarity's Night
Sweetie Belle found herself standing there, staring at the now empty doorway for quite some time after Midnight had left. The memory spell allowed her to see the entire night as Midnight had seen it, and the pair found themselves so close before the end of the night that she had seen all that Rarity had as well.

It was so much to take in, so much to cope with. The mare fell to her flank, taking in a deep breath, and letting out the raw emotion through tears and sobs, her hooves covering her face.

She wasn't quite sure how long she stayed like that. Midnight had not done a single thing wrong, not a single action with any malintent. It was such a beautiful thing to behold.

When she finally stood, sniffling away the tears, she felt a sense of happiness and inner peace. Her hooves silently treaded across the floorboards, an eerie quiet only broken by the faint creaking of a building finally showing it's age. She stopped at the cracked door to her sister, Lady Rarity's room, pushing the door slowly open with her forehead. Soft light filtered from the hallway into the darkened room, illuminating the mare in the most brilliant of glows.

Rarity slept with a small, elegant smile upon her face, dreaming of the most gallant of dances, lasting from now until the end of time itself.

---

The mare stirred the next midday with a soft, small yawn. Her hooves stretched before her, an unexplained feeling of elation having encompassed her completely. Her eyes fluttered open, and she turned her head upon the pillow, preparing herself for a guilty pleasure of five more quiet minutes to herself.

An unmistakable flower lay beside her, ever so daintily placed upon the pillow next to her, in place of the stallion who wished that she could. And all at once, the memories washed over her, a wall of emotion slamming upon her. Her eyes held wide, fixed upon the flower, and with a slow, determined hoof, she laid contact to it as though it were the most priceless, fragile gem in all of Equestria.

A small smile slowly began to spread across her face as the Dreambloom floated inch by inch from the fabric on which she laid, ever so slowly and daintily landing in her outstretched hoof, her gaze locked upon the object of pure beauty.

"My Prince."

~fin

Wow, that was sad to write. I can't believe it's over already. :smallfrown:

Gadora
2011-10-28, 09:58 PM
NINJA PINKIE!Toss me a link, then.


Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Out of those? Waffles. Given a better selection? French toast.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-28, 10:00 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Waffles. Specifically the M&M waffles from Ye Olde Waffle Shop. Best. Thing. Evar.


Easier but not particularly recognisable/more than funky letters. I considered doing an Order series, but the order symbols are worse (screw you, Free Council) and in the Orders don't translate particularly well to a world where everyone is happy.


Curse you Mage! You need more simple, recognizable symbols!


I look forwards to this.

Yeah, so far just trying to sketch some of the mane 6 from screencap models. I have a recognizable Twilight head so far, and a bit o' Pinkie.

I will say that Pinkie before you get the hair on is terrifying...

Kris Strife
2011-10-28, 10:11 PM
Ponythread, I ask you a question! How does the word Bronco fit into the ponyverse lexicon?

SiuiS
2011-10-28, 10:12 PM
A WILD CITATION APPEARED!
CITATION USED QUOTE


Page 49? You ponies aren't even trying.



BON-BON X LYRA OTP 4 LYFE



MegaMind said it best. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQJJjcrwXQE&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
This is also why I'm buds with Bleakbane rather than terrified and ragequit'd at him. The more you know!



Just say you wandered the shadows until you found one similar yet different. The folks who get it wont argue and thefolks who don't wouldn't understand enough to argue.

Win-win!



We get to dress up for hammoween thread!? Squee~!
leaving in the best. Typo. Ever!



You're gonna fit riiiight in around Here :smallwink: :smallbiggrin:



Thanks, mate!



True, but a relationship doesn't have to be long-term to be legitimate. That's why I like BraeburnSparkle. Tempestuous Spanish affair over summer, then off to school for one, the ranch for the other, and no regrets.



Hahahahaha! Unlike you, I am free of this "the game"!
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

QUICK! CLICK IT NOW FOR FULL CONTENT BEFORE IT ESCAPES!

Kindablue
2011-10-28, 10:16 PM
QUICK! CLICK IT NOW FOR FULL CONTENT BEFORE IT ESCAPES!
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltn8d6j5j71qz8z2ro1_r1_500.png

Bayonet Priest
2011-10-28, 10:22 PM
Hooray for Ponythread 30! *holds up celebratory slushybeer*

Man, 30 ponythreads. My mind is boggling. This time last year I would have said you were crazy if you told me I'd be posting in the 30th iteration of a thread about My Little Pony. How times change...

Draconi Redfir
2011-10-28, 10:23 PM
So about the luna episode... is it just me or did Derpy change costumes after the whole apple-bobbing incident?

OrchestraHc
2011-10-28, 10:24 PM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Eggs of course. Nothing else gets the same splatter when you chuck it at your neighbors ca- Oh! You were talking about food? Bacon waffle sandwich, natch.:smallwink:

Because I haven't been on the thread for a while let me just ask the following:

Zecora's hair, Yes or very yes?
Pip, More or less?
Luna, Good as expected? I certainly think so.

Kris Strife
2011-10-28, 10:29 PM
So about the luna episode... is it just me or did Derpy change costumes after the whole apple-bobbing incident?

The bags were wet, she had to. :smalltongue:

Or it was her sister Ditzy visiting from Hosstralia.

SiuiS
2011-10-28, 10:36 PM
EDIT: but BayonetPriest...

We are crazy.
And so are You.

(and then BP was crazy)



Edit: Trixie Treats sound yummy. :smallbiggrin:

She is! See?


http://d.facdn.net/art/inkwell-pony/1317662322.inkwell-pony_trixitreats.jpg

Yummy goblin pony courtesy of
Inkwell Tailbrush
Picture subject to immediate removal at slightest hint of disapproval from artist
Hit up his dA account and fav' stuff so he doesn't kill me please :3


Yummy is how all the cool kids say cool nowadays, right?


I think I saw that but I'm not very up with my... wait, what? :smallconfused:

Well, I was talking to somepony who is kinda blue, but maybe they have a different number scale than you.
Alternately, someone took your name.
Alternately alternately, you're joking and I'm too dense to get it.
Alternately alternately alternately, that was an old post I quoted.

*shrug*


Yay! New thread is go!

Tonight is 'DD attempts to draw ponies because he lost a bet with SiuiS' night!

Woohoo! Go gambling!
That's like
That means
That means my winning streak is at 1!
this is such a rare occasion! And always in Ponythread!
You ponies are such poor gamblers.


Ponythread, I ask you a question! How does the word Bronco fit into the ponyverse lexicon?

Poorly?

Alternately, as a pony version of buck-o.

"avast, me broncos! Come about, come about! We aim fer broadside! Ready the ballast! Weigh anchor! Nautical terms! Yar!"

-

I hate talking to people from the UK in person.

Why?

Because I have an accidental Irish accent. I'm from southern California, so it's in no way legitimate. And as soon as I hear an accent, I have an accent.
And I know for a fact1 that it doesn't fool anypony. Worse- what happens if I fake-irish at an Irishman? They'll think I'm mocking them! It'll be disastrous. And I'm no. Even aware of it half the time. >.<
So a lady with a thick English accent asks me for help finding HWY 4 east, and all of a sudden I had to choose between looking inept or like a jackaninny. :smallsigh:

... What's this? Dark green? Huzzah! I'm a colt again! *dances* and covertly readies antibending ward with five degrees of redundancy

1: oddly untrue. I've never been called on having a 'fake' accent. I've been asked about who in my family is Irish/Scottish, even Bu folks from Europe. The worst I got was a cop asking if I was Canadian.
And I live in fear that they all walk away shaking their heads and were just too polite to say anything.

Topaz
2011-10-28, 10:42 PM
Ponythread, I ask you a question! How does the word Bronco fit into the ponyverse lexicon?
I'd figure it would refer to an immature or hot-headed colt/stallion when used by mares, and as a term of admiration/affection when used by colts.

AlterForm
2011-10-28, 10:49 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltn8d6j5j71qz8z2ro1_r1_500.png

(large image)
http://dl.dropbox.com/s/bkahm1gjxrk31co/Luna_without_Luna.jpg

Celestia Arbuckle is ... not as funny as her estranged cousin John.

Eakin
2011-10-28, 10:51 PM
I'd figure it would refer to an immature or hot-headed colt/stallion when used by mares, and as a term of admiration/affection when used by colts.

"Turn in your badge Swanson! You're a rebel! A loose cannon! A bronco!"

Yeah I could see that

Re: S1 vs. S2:

I'm going to say no real change in quality. It's to early to say for sure but keep in mind the show swung from average to excellent several times throughout S1, so it's really an episode by episode thing. If we have a stretch of episodes that are actually out-and-out bad I'll be concerned. But there hasn't been a S2 episode yet that I wouldn't rewatch.

Kindablue
2011-10-28, 10:59 PM
(large image)
http://dl.dropbox.com/s/bkahm1gjxrk31co/Luna_without_Luna.jpg

Celestia Arbuckle is ... not as funny as her estranged cousin John.

Thanks. My sister's wondering what I just exploded into laughter at now.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-28, 11:03 PM
So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...

Noctemwolf
2011-10-28, 11:07 PM
Hahahahaha! Unlike you, I am free of this "the game"!
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

But.. No one can escape the game! It's never been done! http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png

Kindablue
2011-10-28, 11:08 PM
So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
*snip*

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...

Whoa! I didn't know you could draw. Those are really good, especially Pinkie.

Noctemwolf
2011-10-28, 11:10 PM
So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...



Whoa! I didn't know you could draw. Those are really good, especially Pinkie.

Agreed! Much better than I can draw! Now that I think about it, I have never tried to draw a pony before... maybe I can give that a try...

the_druid_droid
2011-10-28, 11:13 PM
Whoa! I didn't know you could draw. Those are really good, especially Pinkie.


Agreed! Much better than I can draw! Now that I think about it, I have never tried to draw a pony before... maybe I can give that a try...

Thanks guys... :smallredface:

I just sort of started shaping circles and lines and then filled things in; I really don't draw very often at all. Although, this was a lot of fun...

Noctemwolf
2011-10-28, 11:20 PM
Thanks guys... :smallredface:

I just sort of started shaping circles and lines and then filled things in; I really don't draw very often at all. Although, this was a lot of fun...

I like drawing too, but I think writing is more my strongsuit.
Speaking of which... I think I might try a fanfiction. Not that isn't done by a million other people, But I've never actually tried to write fan fiction before.

Dirtbag
2011-10-28, 11:21 PM
Thanks guys... :smallredface:

I just sort of started shaping circles and lines and then filled things in; I really don't draw very often at all. Although, this was a lot of fun...

I go to school for drawing and I still can't draw ponies that well.

I say you're pretty damn good!

And Pinkie Pie is adowable. :3

Vorpalbob
2011-10-28, 11:25 PM
If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?

My choices:
Lead Singer-Pinkie
Lead Guitar-Rainbow
Rhythm Guitar- Rarity
Bass- Applejack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY&NR=1)
Drums- Spike
Keyboards- Twilight
Triangle- Fluttershy

the_druid_droid
2011-10-28, 11:33 PM
If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?

My choices:
Lead Singer-Pinkie
Lead Guitar-Rainbow
Rhythm Guitar- Rarity
Bass- Applejack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY&NR=1)
Drums- Spike
Keyboards- Twilight
Triangle- Fluttershy

Hmm, I think we need to clarify to get the best result. What kind of band would they be?

Punk?
Alt Rock?
Pop?
Metal?
Indie?

I think the choice of music would have an effect.

Topaz
2011-10-28, 11:36 PM
If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?

My choices:
Lead Singer-Pinkie
Lead Guitar-Rainbow
Rhythm Guitar- Rarity
Bass- Applejack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY&NR=1)
Drums- Spike
Keyboards- Twilight
Triangle- Fluttershy
Spike played piano in Appleoosa, so I'd put him on the keyboards.
Pinkie really strikes me as a drummer.
Twilight shows enough chops on Winter Wrap Up to handle lead singer.
and I'd change Triangle to Tambourine for Fluttershy.

Vorpalbob
2011-10-28, 11:36 PM
Hmm, I think we need to clarify to get the best result. What kind of band would they be?

Punk?
Alt Rock?
Pop?
Metal?
Indie?

I think the choice of music would have an effect.

I like the idea of a 60's beat/pop band. Just imagine them in matching gray suits.

SiuiS
2011-10-29, 12:00 AM
So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...

Oh look, Druid Droid drawings, let's just *click* Dayum.

I know a guy who locked himself in his room with Photoshop, bottled water and a chamber pot to get that sort o look you have in the first. The weathered paper Sparkle is fabulous.

For Pinkie, she looks grand. The eyes are also like, the one thing I feel confident in helping with!



Here, we see that I am incapable of drawing an actual circle. I sketch around and around until there are enough lines that you're pretty sure you're looking at a circle and I just edit out the fuzz later.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/5191fe50.jpg



Here I add the first eye based off of feel. The guideline was sort of done afterwards so the two would line up. Which means pony tilts head? I'm screwed.
Note the eye is close to center. That's because the back eye has to be smaller, 'cuz it's angled away from you.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/6199a6d2.jpg



Step three, Bleakbane I mean, cheat. Draw the snout. It comes from the circle, protrudes, and runs back. Here's where the magic is.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/4b262ecf.jpg




The bridge of the nose, the eyebrow ridge, and the orbital cavity - the eye socket - work together. The nose becomes the eyebrow which defines the eye itself. As you'll see below.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/2952871a.jpg



And there you have it! Knowing where one eye goes tells you where the mouth goes, tells you the knows tells you the eyebrow tells you the shape and size of the actual eye.

Fun fact: the ear on a pony starts at the bottom of the eye. Or in my pictures the bottom of the horizontal line that's supposed to define eye placement.

I also cheat and add puffy smiley cheeks to distract you from going "hey! That's just a circle with some circles in it!" and putting me out of a job.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/fdeb1d1d.jpg



;D

Don't sell yourself short. You're good.


But.. No one can escape the game! It's never been done! http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png

Oh? You obviously don't read XKCD. (http://xkcd.com/391/)


Thanks guys... :smallredface:

I just sort of started shaping circles and lines and then filled things in; I really don't draw very often at all. Although, this was a lot of fun...

SSSSSSH
DONT TELL THEM MY SECRET
THEYLL REALIZE ART IS SIMPLE
WHY AM I SCREAM-WHISPERING THIS?!

*ahem*

Art is hard. Druid is wrong and totally hasn't stumbled upon the secret of all doodles ever.

<<
>>

*flees*

HalfTangible
2011-10-29, 12:09 AM
But.. No one can escape the game! It's never been done! http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png

I have :smallbiggrin: I'm FREE!!

Eakin
2011-10-29, 12:12 AM
Youtubes is blocked at work, but I can make some recommendations for brony music artists to look up. Here are some of my favourites (mostly fast paced):

- PepperBrony (a.k.a. Foozogz). Fast paced? Heck, yes! Hyper-rave style, some of it super-happy. Personal faves are Sparkle (Season Rebirth), Fluttershy Likes Being Nice, Pinkie Pie Loves Sugar, Rainbow Dash & Fluttershy Go For a Leisurely Glide, This Song Made Man A Fluttershy, Forever Dreaming. Lots of really good stuff.

- DJ Alex S. Dubstep/glitchstep master. Party With Pinkie may be the best party song in existance; and his My Little Pony Intro (Glitch remix) is fantastic. Also check out Cutie Mark Crusaders (Dubstep Mix) and What A World.

- General Mumble. Techno, D&B, and mixed styles. Recommendations include: Wings & Horns (Part 1 & 2), FOREVER, Ponystomp (20% Cooler Remix), She's A Pony, Dreaming Waiting, Gator in the Tub.

- PinkiePieSwear. Simply amazing trance-type tracks. One of my favourites. Highlights include Flutterwonder, Luna Please Fill My Empty Sky, Art of the Dress (Always Stressed Mix), Giggle at the Ghostly (Simple Joy Mix), Trixie's Good Side, Sunshine & Celery Stalks.

- Makkon. Remix master, with a laid-back, semi-accoustic style. Highlights: The Astronomical Astronomer's Almanac to all things Astronomy (collaboration with PinkiePieSwear), Christmas in Ponyville (Snowed In Mix), Test Pony, Avast Octavia's Plot, Lunar Republic Remix, Winter Wrap Up Late Again.

- Not A Clever Pony. Sweeping, epic electronic orchestral style. For The New Lunar Republic and The Stars Will Aid Her Escape are practically brony anthems.

- WoodenToaster. Super catchy electronic. Must listens: Avast Fluttershy's Ass, Pinkie's Lie, Beyond Her Garden.

Other recommendations: Pinkie Pie's Party Anthem by Keep On Rockin' Brony; Elements of Harmonics by Chain Algorithm; Ze Magicz by Derpy Hooves & Infinity Dash; At The Gala (20% Cooler Remix) by SimGretina.

Bronies have all the best music. :smallwink:

Not to dredge up the ancient past (all of four days ago) but THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for these recommendations Dex! Many of them I already knew, but Foozogz was totally new to me, a major deficiency that I'm taking steps to rectify as we speak (er... post).

the_druid_droid
2011-10-29, 12:16 AM
Oh look, Druid Droid drawings, let's just *click* Dayum.

I know a guy who locked himself in his room with Photoshop, bottled water and a chamber pot to get that sort o look you have in the first. The weathered paper Sparkle is fabulous.

For Pinkie, she looks grand. The eyes are also like, the one thing I feel confident in helping with!



Here, we see that I am incapable of drawing an actual circle. I sketch around and around until there are enough lines that you're pretty sure you're looking at a circle and I just edit out the fuzz later.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/5191fe50.jpg



Here I add the first eye based off of feel. The guideline was sort of done afterwards so the two would line up. Which means pony tilts head? I'm screwed.
Note the eye is close to center. That's because the back eye has to be smaller, 'cuz it's angled away from you.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/6199a6d2.jpg



Step three, Bleakbane I mean, cheat. Draw the snout. It comes from the circle, protrudes, and runs back. Here's where the magic is.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/4b262ecf.jpg




The bridge of the nose, the eyebrow ridge, and the orbital cavity - the eye socket - work together. The nose becomes the eyebrow which defines the eye itself. As you'll see below.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/2952871a.jpg



And there you have it! Knowing where one eye goes tells you where the mouth goes, tells you the knows tells you the eyebrow tells you the shape and size of the actual eye.

Fun fact: the ear on a pony starts at the bottom of the eye. Or in my pictures the bottom of the horizontal line that's supposed to define eye placement.

I also cheat and add puffy smiley cheeks to distract you from going "hey! That's just a circle with some circles in it!" and putting me out of a job.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/fdeb1d1d.jpg



;D

Don't sell yourself short. You're good.


Aha! Knowledge...this pleases the robot!

Also, if ponythread praise continues, I may spontaneously combust!


SSSSSSH
DONT TELL THEM MY SECRET
THEYLL REALIZE ART IS SIMPLE
WHY AM I SCREAM-WHISPERING THIS?!

*ahem*

Art is hard. Druid is wrong and totally hasn't stumbled upon the secret of all doodles ever.

<<
>>

*flees*

So is this the part where I get punched by all the secret-society guys? I'm not sure I like that part...

Dirtbag
2011-10-29, 12:19 AM
Here, we see that I am incapable of drawing an actual circle. I sketch around and around until there are enough lines that you're pretty sure you're looking at a circle and I just edit out the fuzz later.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/5191fe50.jpg



Here I add the first eye based off of feel. The guideline was sort of done afterwards so the two would line up. Which means pony tilts head? I'm screwed.
Note the eye is close to center. That's because the back eye has to be smaller, 'cuz it's angled away from you.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/6199a6d2.jpg



Step three, Bleakbane I mean, cheat. Draw the snout. It comes from the circle, protrudes, and runs back. Here's where the magic is.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/4b262ecf.jpg




The bridge of the nose, the eyebrow ridge, and the orbital cavity - the eye socket - work together. The nose becomes the eyebrow which defines the eye itself. As you'll see below.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/2952871a.jpg



And there you have it! Knowing where one eye goes tells you where the mouth goes, tells you the knows tells you the eyebrow tells you the shape and size of the actual eye.

Fun fact: the ear on a pony starts at the bottom of the eye. Or in my pictures the bottom of the horizontal line that's supposed to define eye placement.

I also cheat and add puffy smiley cheeks to distract you from going "hey! That's just a circle with some circles in it!" and putting me out of a job.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/fdeb1d1d.jpg



;D

OMC, I'm using this. Also, most people can't draw a circle in one go, so it's not wrong SiuiS.

Even professional artists use multiple strokes for drawing circles. Also, for line work use HB/F/ or B pencils. Then when doing the final strokes I use 7B and 4B, since they are the most useful. F for details I find works best.

Anarion
2011-10-29, 12:32 AM
Yay new thread. In a couple more months we'll have more pony threads than there have been Super Bowls!


So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...

Those are really excellent. The Pinkie Pie in particular is almost perfectly show accurate. I think the neck might be a tad thick on Twilight, but a slight shift there and she'll match one of her stare of doom poses almost exactly.


If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?

My choices:
Lead Singer-Pinkie
Lead Guitar-Rainbow
Rhythm Guitar- Rarity
Bass- Applejack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY&NR=1)
Drums- Spike
Keyboards- Twilight
Triangle- Fluttershy

Pinkie Pie: Trombone, except when she's playing accordian.
Twilight: hmm, Clarinet. Don't ask me why, just clarinet.
Rainbow Dash: Guitar. If we're limited to marching band only, then saxophone
Applejack: Bass guitar or trumpet in a marching band.
Rarity: Tough one. Maybe French horn in a marching band, or a second guitar in a rock band
Fluttershy: Flute
Spike: Drums or keyboard

Noctemwolf
2011-10-29, 01:19 AM
If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?

My choices:
Lead Singer-Pinkie
Lead Guitar-Rainbow
Rhythm Guitar- Rarity
Bass- Applejack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY&NR=1)
Drums- Spike
Keyboards- Twilight
Triangle- Fluttershy

Twilight would obviously play the Saxophone. Duh!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv4EPb8dUdg

Brazen Shield
2011-10-29, 01:24 AM
So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...


Oh oh! Pinkies is good! Twilight isn't as good but is still really really good!!

Also. New thread. Yay!

Hmm, I wish we could've taken more pun-advantage of the XXX though :(

Roninhirox
2011-10-29, 01:34 AM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

I will let Hellboy field this one for me.
http://chanarchive.org/content/5_co/28872162/1313784106798.jpg

RdMarquis
2011-10-29, 01:47 AM
Yippee, new thread.


Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Eggs, assuming I have enough time for breakfast.

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 01:50 AM
Bronyquest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3__pR3NBf34)

Title of next thread needs to be MLP: Major League Pwnyage.

Noctemwolf
2011-10-29, 01:55 AM
Oh? You obviously don't read XKCD. (http://xkcd.com/391/)



I have :smallbiggrin: I'm FREE!!

I'm... free? It such a strange feeling... I like it... http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 01:59 AM
Interesting Music... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk-2PuvmK9U&feature=related)

Noctemwolf
2011-10-29, 02:07 AM
Interesting Music... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk-2PuvmK9U&feature=related)

0-0 I've heard this music all over the place... but never found the original. Thank you! +D (Hint: The original was linked in the description).

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 02:13 AM
0-0 I've heard this music all over the place... but never found the original. Thank you! +D (Hint: The original was linked in the description).

Is it possible for a medium sized pony to even hug a colossal+ dragon? Oh well, no hugs for me I guess.

Brazen Shield
2011-10-29, 02:14 AM
Is it possible for a medium sized pony to even hug a colossal+ dragon? Oh well, no hugs for me I guess.

Could hug a toe...

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 02:23 AM
Could hug a toe...

I think most ponies might be a bit intimidated :/

Sean Mirrsen
2011-10-29, 02:26 AM
Well, since the thread more or less begun with showing off artwork, let's see if I can dig up something decent.

Like this, for instance:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/RainbowDash.png

I went with metal windbreakers because, seriously, plain old feathered wings. Messed up the joint positions though. >_>

EsperDerek
2011-10-29, 02:32 AM
Well... I guess it's time to bring it all to a close. Strife, thank you again so much for collecting all of this for us. You're an awesome pony, and you've helped make this becoming a fic that much more possible.



Rarity's Night
Sweetie Belle found herself standing there, staring at the now empty doorway for quite some time after Midnight had left. The memory spell allowed her to see the entire night as Midnight had seen it, and the pair found themselves so close before the end of the night that she had seen all that Rarity had as well.

It was so much to take in, so much to cope with. The mare fell to her flank, taking in a deep breath, and letting out the raw emotion through tears and sobs, her hooves covering her face.

She wasn't quite sure how long she stayed like that. Midnight had not done a single thing wrong, not a single action with any malintent. It was such a beautiful thing to behold.

When she finally stood, sniffling away the tears, she felt a sense of happiness and inner peace. Her hooves silently treaded across the floorboards, an eerie quiet only broken by the faint creaking of a building finally showing it's age. She stopped at the cracked door to her sister, Lady Rarity's room, pushing the door slowly open with her forehead. Soft light filtered from the hallway into the darkened room, illuminating the mare in the most brilliant of glows.

Rarity slept with a small, elegant smile upon her face, dreaming of the most gallant of dances, lasting from now until the end of time itself.

---

The mare stirred the next midday with a soft, small yawn. Her hooves stretched before her, an unexplained feeling of elation having encompassed her completely. Her eyes fluttered open, and she turned her head upon the pillow, preparing herself for a guilty pleasure of five more quiet minutes to herself.

An unmistakable flower lay beside her, ever so daintily placed upon the pillow next to her, in place of the stallion who wished that she could. And all at once, the memories washed over her, a wall of emotion slamming upon her. Her eyes held wide, fixed upon the flower, and with a slow, determined hoof, she laid contact to it as though it were the most priceless, fragile gem in all of Equestria.

A small smile slowly began to spread across her face as the Dreambloom floated inch by inch from the fabric on which she laid, ever so slowly and daintily landing in her outstretched hoof, her gaze locked upon the object of pure beauty.

"My Prince."

~fin

Wow, that was sad to write. I can't believe it's over already. :smallfrown:

I've had a really, really bad night at work, where my hopes of starting getting paid as a freelancer next week were very likely dashed in favor of more training shifts for a little while longer, so when I came here and read this, I actually broke down crying a little.

Doing this with you was beautiful, Titanium. We're gonna do this again, and we won't let this lay fallow, either.

Grif
2011-10-29, 02:35 AM
So! To our irregularly scheduled Highlights of IRC Ponysanity!

Today, a mysterious plague swept the chatroom. It was swift. It was insidious. It was...

...the Razificination! Behold!
[00:41:55] <Soft> I'm going to take a shot in the dark and assume MidnightPony is Esperderek.
[00:42:01] MidnightPony [Mibbit@36aecb44.cpe.net.cable.f33844f1.com.hmsk] is now known as EsperDerek
[00:42:06] <+EsperDerek> A very good shot!
[00:42:10] EsperDerek [Mibbit@36aecb44.cpe.net.cable.f33844f1.com.hmsk] is now known as MidnightPony
[00:42:11] <Grif> Hm, is my logs readable?
[00:42:11] <+Raz_Fox> Wrong. I'm MidnightPony. And JadeAurora. And Soft.
[00:42:23] <Grif> LIES RAZ
[00:42:26] <Grif> ALL LIES
[00:42:32] <+Raz_Fox> I am also Grif
[00:42:35] <+Dirtbag> Yes.
[00:42:46] <+Dirtbag> They are very pretty.
[00:42:48] <Grif> This calls for duels. Pistols at dawn.
[00:42:54] <+Athaniar> Log looks good.
[00:42:56] <Soft> You're my evil twin?
[00:43:00] <+Raz_Fox> But I can't shoot myself.
[00:43:13] <+Raz_Fox> (I'm actually everyone in the IRC except you. I'm good at jumping between tabs.)
[00:43:14] Leo snugs Jade back and gives her a silly hat.
[00:43:44] <+Leo> He's not me either.
[00:45:16] <Soft> *Gives Leo Bacon*
[00:45:53] <+Dirtbag> Ponies eat bacon?
[00:46:09] <Soft> There's tofu bacon isn't there?
[00:46:12] <+Raz_Fox> (Nopony will suspect that I am really Leo. It's the perfect bluff!)
[00:46:27] <+Dirtbag> I guess.
[00:46:52] <+MidnightPony> Y'know, Raz, if you really were everypony in the chat, which you're not, you lead a sad, sad life.
[00:47:05] <+Dirtbag> Forever... Together?
[00:47:15] <Soft> Plus, given all the other things I've been combined with over time, I'm barely a pony anymore anyway.
[00:47:17] <+Leo> Leo is a lion pony. :p
[00:47:41] Leo snugs Soft and eats bacon.
[00:47:47] <Grif> Friendship foreverrrrrrrrr
[00:47:58] Neoseanster BELATEDLY EATS RAZ LIKE A CUPCAKE
[00:48:00] <+Raz_Fox> I think I heard about this one BtVS fan forum that was just one person. Posting over and over and over again. Replying to herself. For over 40,000 posts.
[00:48:17] <+MidnightPony> Stuff like that has indeed happened.
[00:48:18] Raz_Fox IS PAINIS CUPCAKE and tasty
[00:48:31] <+Athaniar> I heard about that too. Rather creepy.
[00:48:38] <+Dirtbag> Actually that would pretty much just be writing a story. No?
[00:48:41] <Soft> I mean, I'm also part Zerg, Dragon, Troll, a phyrexian praetor, and since last night, apparently a super saiyan.
[00:49:24] <+Dirtbag> o.O I'm not a pony but atleast I'm 100% of my orignal species. What the hay happened?
[00:49:31] <@JadeAurora> Raz_Fox is everypony.
[00:49:32] <@JadeAurora> Even you!
[00:49:35] <+Leo> Memes. Memes happened.
[00:49:35] <@JadeAurora> :O
[00:49:50] <Soft> And Lix happened.
[00:49:53] <+Raz_Fox> But doesn't that mean I'm really Thanqol?
[00:49:55] <Soft> And silliness happened.
[00:49:56] <+Dirtbag> lol Lix.
[00:50:14] <+Athaniar> I think Steam somehow killed my headphones...
[00:50:15] Neoseanster [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] is now known as Raz_F0x
[00:50:16] <+Dirtbag> That explains it.
[00:50:17] <+Raz_F0x> It's true.
[00:50:34] Leo snores.
[00:50:44] <+Raz_Fox> Aha, Midnight! I now have my own clones, too! Beat that!
[00:50:54] <+Raz_F0x> Ha ha! We are legion!
[00:51:00] Raz_F0x says something deep and profound
[00:51:04] JadeAurora [Mibbit@6ca5f0d8.14055a39.208.17.imsk] is now known as RazFox
[00:51:05] <+MidnightPony> You need more than 'two' to have a legion.
[00:51:10] <+MidnightPony> Three is closer!
[00:51:11] <@RazFox> How about three?
[00:51:16] Dirtbag [Mibbit@8e007ae9.vc.5eb2c41d.net.hmsk] is now known as R4z_Fox
[00:51:19] DoctorPony [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] is now known as DoctorRaz
[00:51:25] <Soft> I have six clones.
[00:51:30] <+R4z_Fox> The fun has quadrupled!
[00:51:34] Grif [kvirc@6ca5f03e.34.49.60.brf01-home.tm.6ca6d828.my.hmsk] is now known as RaxFox
[00:51:38] <Soft> Is that enough to be a legion?
[00:51:38] <+MidnightPony> Now I'm just getting a little frightened.
[00:51:39] <+Athaniar> Must... resist... assimilation...
[00:51:40] <+Raz_Fox> Let us rejoice in the Razination!
[00:51:41] <+Raz_F0x> Huzzah!
[00:51:44] <@RazFox> HAHA! The fun has Sextupled!
[00:51:46] Athaniar fails his Will save.
[00:51:47] <RaxFox> Razination!
[00:51:48] <@RazFox> HUZZAH!
[00:51:48] <+R4z_Fox> YAy!
[00:51:52] <RaxFox> HUZZAH!
[00:51:56] Athaniar [Mibbit@fd92a065.tbcn.dea5ea3e.com.hmsk] is now known as Raz|Fox
[00:51:57] <+Raz_Fox> Wait. That RazFox is not speaking in Red.
[00:52:03] <+Raz_Fox> HE IS AN IMPOSTER!
[00:52:08] <+R4z_Fox> GET HIM!
[00:52:18] <+Raz|Fox> You will be assimilated.
[00:52:23] <DoctorRaz> Get the imposter!
[00:52:25] <RaxFox> Join the Herd
[00:52:26] <+Raz_Fox> And then get Midnight!
[00:52:27] <+Leo> That Raz is a spy!
[00:52:35] RazFox gasps.
[00:52:36] R4z_F0x [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] has joined #ponythread
[00:52:37] <+Raz_Fox> We never really were on your side.
[00:52:44] <+MidnightPony> I think it might be time for me to run. >.>
[00:52:49] <R4z_F0x> There is no escape!
[00:52:54] <@RazFox> You'll never escape Midnight!
[00:52:59] <RaxFox> No escape at all!
[00:53:01] <+Raz|Fox> Resistance is... pointless.
[00:53:09] Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] has joined #ponythread
[00:53:10] R4z_Fox gives chase to midnight
[00:53:12] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> NO ESCAPE.
[00:53:19] <+R4z_Fox> :D
[00:53:27] Leo grabs Midnight and pulls her into a portal.
[00:53:32] <+Raz_Fox> After that portal!
[00:53:35] <@RazFox> HAHA! We have trapped the non Raz!
[00:53:38] RaxFox [kvirc@6ca5f03e.34.49.60.brf01-home.tm.6ca6d828.my.hmsk] is now known as Raz||Fox
[00:53:39] <@RazFox> After that Portal!
[00:53:41] <+Raz|Fox> Resistance is... useless?
[00:53:42] Raz_Fox jumps in after Leo
[00:53:48] Raz||Fox jumps after Lep
[00:53:48] RazFox gives chase!
[00:53:51] <Raz||Fox> *Leo
[00:53:55] Raz|Fox also does stuff.
[00:54:09] RazFox|OtherSideofPortal [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] has joined #ponythread
[00:54:14] R4z_Fox munches on another Raz's tail.
[00:54:16] <RazFox|OtherSideofPortal> I was wondering how long it would take you to get here!
[00:54:16] <Raz||Fox> This is now Razthread
[00:54:23] <+Raz_Fox> Raz reigns supreme
[00:54:24] <Raz||Fox> Embrace in the RazSanity
[00:54:26] Leo closes the portal while they're all inside.
[00:54:27] <+Raz_Fox> All hail Raz
[00:54:31] <Raz||Fox> Hail Raz
[00:54:36] <Raz||Fox> Hail the master!
[00:54:38] <+Raz|Fox> I say we do this at least until somepony else joins, so we can freak them out.
[00:54:40] <+R4z_Fox> Heil Razler!
[00:54:43] <DoctorRaz> Hail Raz!
[00:54:43] <+Raz_Fox> Yes.
[00:54:44] <+MidnightPony> Okay, so, basically, we have to form an underground resistance.
[00:54:46] <+Raz_Fox> Yes we must do this.
[00:54:52] <Raz||Fox> Heil Razler!
[00:54:52] <+Leo> Kindaa.
[00:54:56] <R4z_F0x> IT MUST BE DONE!
[00:55:09] <+Raz_Fox> My first command is that you build a statue of me out of solid cheese, to be replicated and placed within every home.
[00:55:17] <+Raz|Fox> All hail Raz vi Ponythread
[00:55:19] <+R4z_Fox> Raz||Fox, for shame! Put on your Red words!
[00:55:30] <Raz||Fox> Can't. Not on mibbit.
[00:55:36] <Soft> You do realize that the cheese statues will just be eaten right?
[00:55:40] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> Try ctrl+k, then 4, then type.
[00:55:42] <Raz||Fox> SO I'M THE ONLY BLACK RAZ HERE MUAHAHA
[00:55:47] <+Raz_Fox> That's racist.
[00:55:48] <+MidnightPony> Darn it, I can't believe the assimilation got Jade too. Who am I going to snuggle with now?
[00:55:50] <Raz||Fox> Ah
[00:55:52] <Raz||Fox> AH
[00:55:59] <Raz||Fox> wait
[00:55:59] <RazFox|OtherSideofPortal> I'm not on Mibbit either, but rather IRC, and it works for me.
[00:56:02] <Soft> You can snuggle with me Midnight.
[00:56:03] <+Raz_Fox> You will snuggle with the Raz. All the Raz.
[00:56:06] <RazFox|OtherSideofPortal> Uh, mIRC.
[00:56:07] Leo takes the opportunity to pull Midnight and himself out of Portal space while the Razes are distracted.
[00:56:18] <Raz||Fox> My Razificination is compleat!
[00:56:20] <+Raz_Fox> Wait, there's such a thing as portal space?
[00:56:21] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> YOU CAN SNUGGLE WITH ME MIDNIGHT.
[00:56:24] <Raz||Fox> HAHAHAHA
[00:56:25] <+Raz|Fox> Resistance is... not advised.
[00:56:28] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> I'M RIGHT HERE BEHIND YOU.
[00:56:33] <+Raz_Fox> Resistance is... illogical.
[00:56:35] <+MidnightPony> AHHH!
[00:56:35] Gadora [Mibbit@14055b30.6ca5f080.50.46.imsk] is now known as Gadoraz
[00:56:49] <Raz||Fox> That Raz is not one of ours!
[00:56:58] <+Raz_Fox> Zat Raz is a spy!
[00:56:59] <+Gadoraz> I feel that I missed something, but oh well.
[00:57:01] MidnightPony 's horn glows, and she promptly teleports the hay out of there!
[00:57:06] R4z_Fox sneaks up on soft.
[00:57:07] <Soft> Hey various Raz's. I have an idea!
[00:57:11] Raz_Fox is still behind youuuuuu
[00:57:12] <Raz||Fox> Get that Midnight!
[00:57:22] R4z_Fox glomps soft and pins her down.
[00:57:27] <+MidnightPony> Why does all this weird stuff always happen to meeee?
[00:57:28] <+R4z_Fox> WE GOT ONE!
[00:57:30] <+Raz_F0x> What's that, Razsoft?
[00:57:45] <Soft> *Flicks Raz off like he's a ragdoll.*
[00:57:52] <+Leo> Midnight, go get your winter outfit.. And some oxygen tanks if you have them.
[00:57:54] <+R4z_Fox> Nooooooo
[00:57:57] <+Raz|Fox> Inject it with nanoponies
[00:58:02] <+MidnightPony> Oxygen tanks!?
[00:58:16] Raz_Fox tackles Midnight from behind
[00:58:20] <+Leo> You'll see!
[00:58:23] <Soft> How about you stop terrorizing Midnight? That's my idea.
[00:58:30] R4z_Fox joins the Raz pile on midnight.
[00:58:41] <+MidnightPony> ACK!
[00:58:43] <+Raz_Fox> Would you rather be terrorized, Raz_Soft?
[00:58:49] <+Leo> You don't need them, but they'll make things a hay of lot more comfortable.
[00:58:56] <+Raz|Fox> Steam killed all my headphones...
[00:58:58] <Soft> If you stop terrorizing Midnight as a result, yes I would.
[00:59:02] <DoctorRaz> Terror is instrumental to the healing process!
[00:59:04] RazFox joins the pile on top of Midnight.
[00:59:17] Raz_Fox laughs out loud at DoctorRaz
[00:59:41] R4z_Fox Brohoofs DoctorRaz
[00:59:44] <Soft> And by "You" I mean all of the Raz_Fox.
[00:59:48] <Soft> All of them.
[00:59:51] Gadoraz pokes Raz's cutie mark.
[01:00:00] <+Raz_Fox> "Fire and fleet and candlelight and Christ receive thy soul."
[01:00:01] DoctorRaz brohoofs
[01:00:07] Raz_Fox brohoofs back
[01:00:08] MidnightPony uses her magic, grabbing the Razzes and levitating them off of her! She's wearing a VERY cute winter coat, and soon oxygen tanks come to join her. "Let's get out of here while Soft negotiates!"
[01:00:12] <+Raz|Fox> Resistance is... not worth it.
[01:00:16] <R4z_F0x> "SOMETHING DEEP AND PROFOUND!"
[01:00:37] <RazFox|OtherSideofPortal> "Sand will be depressing by the time I'm through with it!"
[01:00:37] <+Raz_Fox> All right, all right, I have a plan... everyone get Soft!
[01:00:43] <+R4z_Fox> "BANANAS!"
[01:00:48] Raz|Fox [Mibbit@fd92a065.tbcn.dea5ea3e.com.hmsk] is now known as PersiaRaz
[01:00:50] <+PersiaRaz> Resistance is blasphemy! Resistance is madness!
[01:00:53] <+Raz_F0x> Assimilate!
[01:00:55] PersiaRaz [Mibbit@fd92a065.tbcn.dea5ea3e.com.hmsk] is now known as Razonidas
[01:00:56] R4z_Fox jumps on soft.
[01:01:02] <+Razonidas> Resistance! Is! SPARTA!
[01:01:03] Raz_F0x glomps Soft
[01:01:04] <+Gadoraz> Raz has obtained Soft! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg3sWXJb98A
[01:01:07] Raz_Fox jumps on Soft
[01:01:12] Razonidas [Mibbit@fd92a065.tbcn.dea5ea3e.com.hmsk] is now known as Raz|Fox
[01:01:35] Leo grabs Midnight, pulling her through a portal and closes it before a Raz follows. After a few moments, they come out inside a large stone building, the air is bitterly cold and thin.
[01:02:04] <+Raz_Fox> But what about Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight?
[01:02:08] <R4z_F0x> She's escaping! No, they're through a portal!
[01:02:33] RazFox has completely lost track of the shenanigans.
[01:02:36] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> Her back is still facing me, she's just who knows how far away... but not to worry... we'll catch up eventually.
[01:02:42] RazFox shrugs off the transformation and goes back to work like a busy little bee.
[01:02:42] <+MidnightPony> Well, I can't say that this is the best conditions...where are we?
[01:02:45] RazFox [Mibbit@6ca5f0d8.14055a39.208.17.imsk] is now known as JadeAurora
[01:03:23] <+Raz_F0x> Go work! And check the message I sent you when you get a chance.
[01:03:28] <+Gadoraz> We're in #razthread
[01:03:41] <+Gadoraz> Where did you think we were?
[01:04:19] <+Leo> In an ancient, Discord era temple atop the highest mountain.
[01:05:00] <+MidnightPony> :leaves a Midnight plushy on Jade the worker bee's desk!
[01:05:09] Gadoraz [Mibbit@14055b30.6ca5f080.50.46.imsk] is now known as Gadora
[01:05:20] <+MidnightPony> Well, that's...brr...hey! That means I can do research!
[01:05:23] Raz_Fox leaves a hypnotic Raz plushy on Jade the worker bee's desk ALL HAIL RAZ
[01:05:42] <+Raz_Fox> (I can't wait for somepony to actually join the channel...)
[01:05:50] MidnightPony turns that plushy into another Midnight plushy! Hah!
[01:05:56] <Soft> *Is "trapped" under Raz_fox and doesn't care*
[01:06:01] <@JadeAurora> >>
[01:06:06] JadeAurora snuggles the Midnight Plushie.
[01:06:07] Raz_Fox turns both plushies into Raz plushies!
[01:06:08] <@JadeAurora> Discreetly.
[01:06:11] <@JadeAurora> Behind her desk.
[01:06:37] <+Raz_F0x> Yeah, we're not getting enough new people.
[01:06:41] Leo can rescue Soft. "Not much I'm afraid. You know those traps that continue to function in ancient temples after everything of value has fallen to dust?"
[01:06:47] <+Raz_Fox> I just want to shock someone.
[01:06:51] <DoctorRaz> And all of these times I'm cloning myself hardly count.
[01:06:53] <Soft> Soft erases both plushies from existence.
[01:07:00] <+Raz_Fox> I live for tha... SOFT HOW COULD YOU
[01:07:03] JadeAurora sniffles.
[01:07:05] <@JadeAurora> :>
[01:07:06] <+Raz_Fox> THEY WERE A GIFT
[01:07:07] <@JadeAurora> *:<
[01:07:15] <+Raz_Fox> BEAUTIFUL RAZ PLUSHIES
[01:07:15] <R4z_F0x> GIFT BREAKERER!
[01:07:17] <+Raz_Fox> GENIUNES
[01:07:28] <+Raz_Fox> MEANIEPANTS
[01:07:29] <Soft> Because Mind control squicks me out something fierce. Hypnotism counts.
[01:07:36] MidnightPony quickly gives Jade another Midnight pony while everypony's back is turned.
[01:07:40] <+Raz_Fox> ...fiiiiiine
[01:07:50] Raz_Fox gives Jade two non-hypnotic Raz plushies
[01:08:03] Raz_Fox knows, however, that they may contain listening devices
[01:08:08] JadeAurora pounces upon the plushies and snuggles with them.
[01:08:21] Raz_Fox has a heart that grows three sizes that day
[01:08:38] <DoctorRaz> HEY! You broke my heart gauge!
[01:08:43] R4z_Fox [Mibbit@8e007ae9.vc.5eb2c41d.net.hmsk] is now known as Dirtbag
[01:08:46] <DoctorRaz> Do you have any idea how expensive those are?
[01:08:55] <Soft> So, if it's no trouble, I request that everypony mentions if they want to begin a discussion involving mind control so I can leave until the discussion subsides.
[01:09:03] <DoctorRaz> The wire frame is made of real gold!
[01:09:06] <+Raz_Fox> it was a jooooke I didn't mean it seriously
[01:09:11] <Soft> I know.
[01:09:30] <+Raz_Fox> Yeeeesh
[01:09:34] <Soft> I was just mentioning it, since I bring that up with ALL my friends.
[01:09:41] <+Raz_F0x> All right, noted.
[01:10:10] <@JadeAurora> kk.
[01:10:11] <@JadeAurora> Can do.
[01:10:12] Raz_F0x [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] is now known as Neoseanster
[01:10:14] <+Neoseanster> If I ever accidentally toe the line and it makes you uncomfortable, please feel free to mention.
[01:10:17] Neoseanster [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] is now known as Raz_F0x
[01:10:20] <@JadeAurora> Indeed.
[01:10:33] <+Raz_F0x> And now back to your regularly scheduled Razzing.
[01:10:36] <Soft> Alright. Thanks. =)
[01:11:03] Raz_Fox puts a Raz plushie on Soft's head
[01:11:13] <+Leo> Not much I'm afraid. You know those traps that continue to function in ancient temples after everything of value has fallen to dust?
[01:11:27] MidnightPony lets out a sigh. "Is this one of those temples?"
[01:11:28] <Soft> *Hugs the Raz plushie with hair tentacles*
[01:11:38] <Soft> Mane*
[01:11:39] <+Raz_Fox> Awww so cuuuuuute
[01:12:00] <Soft> Yes, I have hair tentacles.
[01:12:07] <Soft> Mane tentacles*
[01:12:08] <+Raz_Fox> Now are you interested in converting to the tenets of Raztranism?
[01:12:26] <Soft> Nope. I like being me.
[01:12:33] <+Raz_Fox> But I like people being me.
[01:12:41] JadeAurora will be right back.
[01:12:50] <R4z_F0x> We like being him, too!
[01:12:54] <Soft> I can give you hugs. Will that be sufficient?
[01:13:00] <+Leo> This temple is so old, the traps were broken.
[01:13:03] <+Raz_F0x> It has greatly expanded our minds.
[01:13:05] <+Raz_Fox> How about just wearing a Raz costume?
[01:13:06] <Soft> And make you food. I'm a pretty decent cook.
[01:13:24] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> Now we too can make people cry with metaphors about sand-- oh, a cook?
[01:13:30] <RazFox|OtherSideofPortal> Sounds good to me!
[01:13:39] Raz_Fox didn't think he actually made ponies cry with that sand metaphor
[01:13:47] <+MidnightPony> W-Well, there still could be something on the walls! Paintings or etchings!
[01:13:56] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> Not really cry-cry, nah, no worries.
[01:14:11] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> But I did get a little choked up, in honesty, it struck a chord.
[01:14:38] <Soft> So, who wants what? *Materializes an entire kitchen in front of her*
[01:14:48] <+Raz_F0x> Popcorn.
[01:14:56] <DoctorRaz> Multi-vitamins!
[01:15:01] <R4z_F0x> French fries!
[01:15:19] Raz_F0x [Neoseanste@45d34d7f.dyn.2cba2d11.net.hmsk] is now known as Neoseanster
[01:15:22] <+Leo> Maybe, haven't really looked.
[01:15:23] <+Raz_Fox> Well, can't you at least wear a Raz costume? I mean, we've got the Fox_Raz costume, the Pirate_Raz costume, the Gala_Raz costume, the Journalist_Raz costume, and...
[01:15:27] <+Neoseanster> I actually had something I wanted to cook, hm.
[01:15:31] Neoseanster goes to check
[01:15:36] <+Raz_Fox> I /thought/ the Harem_Raz line was supposed to be discontinued.
[01:15:52] <+MidnightPony> Oh, that was me.
[01:16:06] <Soft> Stove popcorn using the old fashioned kettle and oil method, something more like Jiffypop, or microwave popcorn? And normal potatos or Sweet potatos for the fries? *Gives the one Raz his Multi-vitamins*
[01:16:08] <+Raz_Fox> ...Fifty orders, huh?
[01:16:27] <+Raz_Fox> And I'll have a deep-dish pizza, thankies.
[01:16:28] Leo points to an orichalcum kitchen set. "If you get hungry, there's vegetarian stuff in the fridge."
[01:16:44] <@JadeAurora> Back again/
[01:16:46] <@JadeAurora> *.
[01:16:58] <Soft> And no thanks to the Raz costume.
[01:17:06] <@JadeAurora> ?
[01:17:12] <Soft> I can be a pirate though. Aaargh!
[01:17:27] <Soft> Also, what kind of deep dish pizza?
[01:17:28] <+Raz_Fox> Pirate_Raz comes with its own mini fox-parrot!
[01:17:35] <+Raz_Fox> Rabbit.
[01:17:43] <+Raz_Fox> ...Don't look at me like that, I'm a fox.
[01:17:49] <+Raz_Fox> Sortakinda.
[01:18:08] <+TGT> Back
[01:18:15] <+TGT> What did I lost?
[01:18:23] <+Leo> Razception.
[01:18:24] <+Raz_Fox> HELLO TRIXIE
[01:18:28] <+Raz_Fox> WE ARE THE RAZ
[01:18:32] <+Raz_Fox> YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED
[01:18:44] <Soft> TGT is Trixie?
[01:18:48] <DoctorRaz> JOIN THE RAZ.
[01:18:49] <+Raz|Fox> Not for long.
[01:19:04] <+Raz_Fox> Soon she shall be the Great and Powerful Raz!
[01:19:05] <R4z_F0x> I'm much happier since being Razzed!
[01:19:12] <Soft> Hiya Trixie! *Hug*
[01:19:14] <@JadeAurora> Yeah, TGT is Trixie.
[01:19:32] Raz|Fox tries to inject TGT with Razification nanoponies
[01:20:05] <Soft> Nuuu. Don't turn Trixie into Raz. :(
[01:20:30] <+Raz_Fox> Your glorious Razzian leader shall temporarily be AFK!
[01:20:57] <DoctorRaz> We'll miss you!
[01:21:20] <+Raz|Fox> I will now assume command!
[01:21:23] <+TGT> What is jiffypop?
[01:21:29] <+Dirtbag> Popcorn.
[01:21:32] Raz|Fox [Mibbit@fd92a065.tbcn.dea5ea3e.com.hmsk] is now known as TheRazQueen
[01:21:42] <+TGT> What's the difference?
[01:21:53] PsychoShutin [Cory@f78fcb4c.hsd1.nh.5aa6454b.net.hmsk] has quit IRC: Read error: Connection reset by peer
[01:22:00] <+TGT> Also, I see no one added me on Steam :P
[01:22:01] <+Dirtbag> Jiffypop can be made on the stovetop.
[01:22:06] <+Dirtbag> I did!
[01:22:12] <Soft> It's Popcorn you cook on the stove. And probably not much of a difference, but I figured I'd ask anyway.
[01:22:40] <+Leo> I already have you on steam! :p
[01:22:41] <+Dirtbag> szymon.bik, right
[01:22:43] <+Dirtbag> ?
[01:22:46] <+TGT> Af, yeah, I prefer popcorn made in wok on oil...
[01:23:02] <+Neoseanster> Jiffypop is basically...
[01:23:05] <+TGT> I kind of hate popcorn made on hot air >_<
[01:23:41] <+Neoseanster> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqVlucJ0syQ
[01:23:42] <+Neoseanster> This.
[01:23:53] <+Leo> Movie theater popcorn is the best popcorn.
[01:23:59] <+Neoseanster> That commercial kind of weirds me out, actually.
[01:24:11] <+Dirtbag> Popcorn all around just is. Bleh.
[01:24:36] <+TGT> Ah. This kind of seems wasteful
[01:24:53] <+Leo> Best commercial ever: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCwn1NTK-50
[01:25:05] <+TGT> I like one naturally made, though I do eat microvawe from time to time..
[01:25:50] <+Dirtbag> Naturally... You make your popcorn in the heat of the sun?
[01:25:52] <+TheRazQueen> That commercial is cool, I saw it in one the Nostalgia Critic's commercials episodes.
[01:26:44] <+TheRazQueen> And what happened to all my subjects? Return to being Raz now!
[01:26:58] <+Neoseanster> It'S SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE.
[01:27:14] <+TGT> So, no one feels like having me on Steam? Ok :P
[01:27:36] <+Neoseanster> Um. I think it's probably just "no one happened to be on steam," heh. :P
[01:27:38] <+Dirtbag> I added you, you're not accepting.
[01:27:38] <+TGT> Also, it would be nice if you guys made some posts in MLP thread in next 4 hours :P
[01:27:39] <+Dirtbag> :(
[01:27:42] <+TGT> We need 140!
[01:28:01] <+TGT> What? I just checked my friend list, nothing is pending...
[01:28:23] <+Dirtbag> Maybe steam is being gay? Add me then. Hooch7.
[01:28:26] <+TGT> Do you have the account with Blue mark, and not someone else? :P
[01:28:34] <+TheRazQueen> I've made plenty of posts. One even had Balrog Ponies.
[01:28:39] <+Dirtbag> It will come up as Pinkie Pie.
[01:28:46] <+Raz_Fox> ...My throne has been usurped.
[01:28:53] <+Raz_Fox> And Midnight's gooooone
[01:28:58] <+Raz_Fox> How could this happpeen
[01:29:01] PsychoShutin [Cory@f78fcb4c.hsd1.nh.5aa6454b.net.hmsk] has joined #ponythread
[01:29:01] ChanServ [ChanServ@services.sorcery.net] has set mode +v PsychoShutin
[01:29:07] <+Dirtbag> :D
[01:29:16] <+Gadora> Hi Psycho
[01:29:21] <+TheRazQueen> You will be assimilated. Resistance is... useless.
[01:29:34] <+Raz_Fox> All glory to Raz!
[01:29:40] <+Raz_Fox> Me, Raz, not that Raz.
[01:29:55] <+TGT> szymon.bik??
[01:29:57] <+Dirtbag> What do the people get?
[01:30:04] <+TheRazQueen> That Raz is an imposter! I am the true overlord of the Raz Collective!
[01:30:12] <+Raz_Fox> That's a lie! Razzes, arrest her!
[01:30:14] <Soft> Wait....How can there be a Raz queen if Raz is a guy?
[01:30:17] <+MidnightPony> :teleports behind Raz, and grins softly. "Hey, Raz. Have you ever heard that turnabout is fair play?" Her horn touches Raz, and she sends transformation magic through him, turning him into a Midnight clone!
[01:30:19] <+Dirtbag> That's what it gaveme when I tried to add you Trixie. :/
[01:30:25] <DoctorRaz> ALL GLORY TO THE RAZ
[01:30:26] <+Raz_Fox> ...Exactly! And whaaaat
[01:30:33] Raz_Fox [Mibbit@182096dd.hsd1.tx.5aa6454b.net.hmsk] is now known as Midnight_Raz
[01:30:44] <R4z_F0x> Wait what. It's...
[01:30:47] <+TGT> What? O_o
[01:30:50] <+Midnight_Raz> Why am I so uuuuuugly now?
[01:30:57] MidnightPony calls out. "Hey! Razzes! Midnight's right there!" And then promptly teleports away!
[01:31:02] <Raz_Fox|BehindMidnight> Yeah, look how uuuuuuugly it is!
[01:31:07] <RazFox|OtherSideofPortal> Lets get it!
[01:31:12] <+Midnight_Raz> No, Razzes! I am your leader! Thou shalt obey meeeeeee
[01:31:18] <DoctorRaz> GET IT!
[01:31:20] TheRazQueen launches several Tactical Raz Cubes against the would-be usurpers.
[01:31:24] R4z_F0x chases
[01:31:31] Midnight_Raz yakety sax starts playing
[01:31:37] <+MidnightPony> Well, I don't know about the 'ugly' part, but at least it worked.
[01:31:46] <+Midnight_Raz> I look hiiiiideous now!
[01:31:59] <DoctorRaz> We can fix that with terror!
[01:32:01] <+Midnight_Raz> Old and pruny and simply ghastly!
[01:32:14] MidnightPony twitches slightly.
[01:32:29] <+Midnight_Raz> And just look at this wrinkly, pallid horn!
[01:32:35] <R4z_F0x> And just look at that-- yes!
[01:32:38] <+Midnight_Raz> Why, if this is what a unicorn is, count me out of it!
[01:32:42] <R4z_F0x> In all seriousness you just pinkie'd me.
[01:32:48] <R4z_F0x> I was typing "just look at that horn."
[01:32:52] <R4z_F0x> D:
[01:32:54] <+TheRazQueen> Raz Drones, attack!
[01:32:56] <+TheRazQueen> http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/RoyalGuardBorgPonymote.png http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/RoyalGuardBorgPonymote.png http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/RoyalGuardBorgPonymote.png
[01:32:58] <+Midnight_Raz> I'm psychiiiic
[01:33:01] <Soft> Oh, sorry. I forgot to say Hi to Psycho Shut in. Hi Psycho!
[01:33:12] <+MidnightPony> I'm gonna kill that guy one of these days.
[01:33:19] <+Midnight_Raz> No Raz drones I am your leaaaader
[01:33:30] <+PsychoShutin> hi
[01:33:34] <+Midnight_Raz> Your leader, trapped in the body of a hideously-ugly wench of a unicorn!
[01:33:58] <Soft> Hey, Midnight isn't ugly!
[01:34:25] Midnight_Raz is totally messing with MidnightPony
[01:34:40] <+TGT> Newest post in MLP thread demands reply! :E
[01:34:42] <+Midnight_Raz> Attack code: Alpha Beta Omega!
[01:35:02] <+MidnightPony> Alright, fine! Let me improve it! *Haremizing Beam!*
[01:35:19] <+Dirtbag> Thread XXX... Something Dirty maybe?
[01:35:34] <+Midnight_Raz> Hang on, if I'm a unicorn... *bounces beam back at Midnight*
[01:35:39] <+TheRazQueen> "We Have Saucy"
[01:35:49] <+Midnight_Raz> "Plot Holes"
[01:35:55] <+Dirtbag> Thread XXX- We have Saucy!
[01:36:05] <+TheRazQueen> The imposter's one is also good, though.
[01:36:14] <+MidnightPony> Silverstreak suggested to me: "Dammit, Midnight! That's XXX as in Thread Number Thirty, not Rated Triple-X!"
[01:36:20] <+TheRazQueen> If we can get it past the mods...
[01:36:40] <+TheRazQueen> That's the downside with having a mod who knows what we're talking about...
[01:36:53] <+Gadora> Plot holes would work, but it's going to hurt many brains.
[01:37:03] <+Dirtbag> I don't think they'd mind plot or saucy.
[01:37:07] <Soft> *Gets hit by Haremizing beam* Hey! only two ponies are allowed to put me in a harem outfit, and you aren't one of them Midnight!
[01:37:19] <+Gadora> Mmmph 2: Electric Boogaloo?
[01:37:32] Midnight_Raz fires Haremizing Beam at MidnightPony
[01:37:40] <+Midnight_Raz> I also approve of Mmmph 2
[01:37:44] <+Midnight_Raz> Wait, no I don't
[01:37:45] <+Midnight_Raz> Yes I do
[01:37:48] <+Midnight_Raz> No I don't
[01:37:57] <+Midnight_Raz> Yeeeennnnneeeeeennnnn
[01:38:17] <+Midnight_Raz> ...I'm not going to be... posting in November... so I won't vvvvvvvote
[01:38:17] <@JadeAurora> Wait.
[01:38:20] <@JadeAurora> Harem Recursion?
[01:38:21] MidnightPony returns fire with her own Haremizing Beam, blocking Midnight Raz's own. "Not my fault, Soft! Also, I really should have thought this through better!"
[01:38:31] Midnight_Raz begins the Haremizer Barrage!
[01:38:53] <Soft> *Takes off harem outfit*
[01:39:10] <+Gadora> Aww. Raz, I know it's already been said, but you're going to be mssed.
[01:39:15] <+Gadora> *missed
[01:39:24] <+Midnight_Raz> I don't want to be mssed.
[01:39:36] <+Midnight_Raz> For that matter, I don't really want to be missed, either.
[01:39:51] <+TGT> We have saucy?
[01:39:52] <+Midnight_Raz> I... I may try to post occasionally during November, and just cut out IRC instead.
[01:40:00] <+Gadora> Sorry, I've got a nasty habit of typos.
[01:40:01] <+Dirtbag> Yes, We have Saucy.
[01:40:11] <+TGT> But, it would be better to have at least part of the discussion in thread :P
[01:40:11] MidnightPony blinks, and then grins softly. "Oh, that's right! I almost forgot! I don't need to worry about that!" She drops her guard, and gets hit by one of the beams! She ends up dressed in a harem outfit, but also there's a collar around her neck, with a tag hanging from it, labeled 'Jade's'! "I'm already owned by somepony. ^^" She grins at Jade.
[01:40:19] <+TGT> Need 137 more posts :P
[01:40:36] Midnight_Raz hits collar with a Raz Engraver
[01:40:47] <Soft> I don't need saucy in ponythread. I already have two friends who can provide plenty of saucy :P
[01:40:54] <+Midnight_Raz> That sounds like some kind of crazy weapon. "Raz Engraver".
[01:40:57] MidnightPony blocks that with vicious tenacity.
[01:41:09] Midnight_Raz tackles MidnightPony
[01:41:30] <+Midnight_Raz> "Why won't you take a taste of your own mediiiiciine... erm, not that I want that or anything, ehehe."
[01:41:48] <+MidnightPony> Technically, I do! But you're not the one who gives it to me! ;)
[01:41:49] <+Midnight_Raz> "You can beeeee Jaaaaaaade's... yes, I'm fiiiiine with thaaaaat
[01:42:01] <+Midnight_Raz> Perrrrrerrrrerrrrfectly fine
[01:42:55] JadeAurora blinks and stares at the tag.
[01:43:06] <@JadeAurora> "Well then, that pony's out of the bag!"
[01:43:08] <+Midnight_Raz> Heeeere Jade take your harem pppppppony
[01:43:22] <+Midnight_Raz> I hhhhave nnnno interestttt in keeeping heeeer
[01:43:28] MidnightPony grins eagerly at Jade. "Mistress!"
[01:43:35] <@JadeAurora> Midnight_Raz, I don't believe you.
[01:43:37] <@JadeAurora> :P
[01:43:48] <+Midnight_Raz> I aaaam a trustwoooorthy pony
[01:43:52] JadeAurora indicates Midnight over with a flick of her head.
[01:44:09] MidnightPony trots happily over to Jade, settling down next to the green mare, nuzzling against her side.
[01:44:21] JadeAurora snuggles against the Unicorn, nuzzling happily.
[01:44:26] <+Midnight_Raz> Have fuuuun with thaaaaat
[01:44:37] <+Midnight_Raz> Could you juuust change me baaaack though
[01:44:48] <Soft> *Goes to get a Coca Cola*
[01:45:28] <+Midnight_Raz> I don't want to look like this old hag any longer, you know.
[01:45:33] Midnight_Raz has confidence again.
[01:45:35] <+TheRazQueen> Vanilla is best Coca Cola
[01:45:47] Dirtbag grabs a couple of chairs.
[01:45:47] <@JadeAurora> ...Did you just call Midnight an old hag?
[01:45:51] JadeAurora pops up defensively.
[01:46:08] <+Midnight_Raz> Well, she's certainly no spring chicken...
[01:46:19] <+Midnight_Raz> And just look at her wrinkly hooves...
[01:46:23] MidnightPony 's horn glows, and she promptly transforms Raz back to normal..and without a horn to defend himself. "Yes, Mistress! He's been insulting me all along!"
[01:46:24] <+Midnight_Raz> And baggy horn...
[01:46:31] Midnight_Raz [Mibbit@182096dd.hsd1.tx.5aa6454b.net.hmsk] is now known as Raz_Fox
[01:46:39] <+TheRazQueen> Spring chicken? No, that's Scootaloo. *rimshot*
[01:46:40] JadeAurora glares rather angrily at the newly transformed Raz_Fox.
[01:46:40] <+Raz_Fox> Yay I'm meeeee again
[01:46:48] <@JadeAurora> ((All IC, btw. :P))
[01:46:49] <+Raz_Fox> So handsome and dapper and chaaaarming
[01:47:13] <+Raz_Fox> No hard feelings, eh, Middy?
[01:47:18] <+TheRazQueen> We will win this final confrontation! Eliminate the imposter! http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/RoyalGuardBorgPonymote.png http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/RoyalGuardBorgPonymote.png http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/RoyalGuardBorgPonymote.png
[01:47:47] Gadora [Mibbit@14055b30.6ca5f080.50.46.imsk] is now known as GadoraAFK
[01:47:55] <Soft> *Is back, and wondering how to indicate that she is doing certain actions without asterisks*
[01:48:14] <+GadoraAFK> ./me action
[01:48:17] <+TheRazQueen> /me
[01:48:21] MidnightPony smiles, snuggled up against Jade. "No hard feelings from me, but Mistress Jade looks angry!"
[01:48:23] <+Raz_Fox> Away with thee, RazQueen! As everyone knows, Raz is not a boy! Er, girl!
[01:48:29] <+Raz_Fox> I MEANT TO SAY GIRL!
[01:48:36] <+TheRazQueen> Right.
[01:48:41] <+Raz_Fox> I DID
[01:48:42] <+TGT> So, more posting? :P
[01:48:58] <+TheRazQueen> Always.
[01:49:10] <+TGT> 132 posts to go! ;P
[01:49:16] Soft turns all the Raz into mares.
[01:49:24] <Soft> Now they are! :P
[01:49:49] <@JadeAurora> You totally did.
[01:50:17] JadeAurora lays down next to Midnight with an amused look on her face, knowing exactly what Raz just did to himself.
[01:50:17] <+Raz_Fox> ...At least I'm prettier than all of you.
[01:50:19] <+TheRazQueen> This is certainly interesting...
[01:50:26] <@JadeAurora> "He's about to suffer eno- yeah, there it goes."
[01:50:50] MidnightPony [Mibbit@36aecb44.cpe.net.cable.f33844f1.com.hmsk] is now known as JadesMidnight
[01:50:59] JadeAurora blushes,
[01:51:00] <+Raz_Fox> Just look at this shining mane, this perky skin, my pristine hooves!
[01:51:01] <@JadeAurora> *.
[01:51:21] JadesMidnight lets out a soft giggle. "Destroyed by his, sorry, her own hubris. Happens all the time."
[01:51:35] <+Raz_Fox> It's not hubris if it's true, harem-pony.
[01:51:38] Raz_Fox sticks out tongue
[01:51:43] <@JadeAurora> Hehe.
[01:51:47] <Soft> You probably are prettier than me. I'm an acquired taste at best anyway. Do you realize how few ponies are into tentacles tails/manes?
[01:52:13] <+Raz_Fox> You'd think more would be into... tentacles.
[01:52:48] <+TGT> -_-
[01:53:00] <+Raz_Fox> You're right, Trixie, that was an awful thing for me to sayyyyy
[01:53:05] <+Raz_Fox> It's your fault, Midniiiiight
[01:53:11] <+Raz_Fox> You and your harem outfit
[01:53:23] <+Raz_Fox> Corrupting my mind until I don't know what I'm saying next
[01:53:30] <Soft> For some reason I have the feeling that was directed at me, not you.
[01:53:44] <Soft> Though, that may just be because I'm paranoid.
[01:53:59] JadesMidnight giggles. "I only influence what's already there, Raz!"
[01:55:59] <+Raz_Fox> I don't believe you. How likely would it be that I, so pure and maidenly, would have such impure thoughts? It must be your fault.
[01:56:00] Dirtbag [Mibbit@8e007ae9.vc.5eb2c41d.net.hmsk] has quit IRC: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client
[01:56:46] <+TheRazQueen> Razification... wearing off...
[01:57:02] Leo hugs everypony..
[01:57:04] TheRazQueen [Mibbit@fd92a065.tbcn.dea5ea3e.com.hmsk] is now known as Athaniar
[01:57:12] <+JadesMidnight> You keep telling yourself that, Raz!
[01:57:21] <+Athaniar> Next time I want to be a dalek instead...

EsperDerek
2011-10-29, 02:53 AM
Well, here's a surprising thing. Somepony drew a Midnight picture. Now, I know that doesn't sound exactly too surprising, but the important thing to remember here is that actually two ponies have shared that name in my stories:

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/301/a/a/celly_and_midnight_by_cloudwatcherpony-d4ea9qp.png

http://cloudwatcherpony.deviantart.com/art/Celly-and-Midnight-265858513

This is, not including the picture that helped inspire the very first story I wrote, the very first picture of Midnight I.

A nice little thing to come back to on a bad night..

Noctemwolf
2011-10-29, 03:34 AM
Is it possible for a medium sized pony to even hug a colossal+ dragon? Oh well, no hugs for me I guess.

Oh! I forgot!!


http://img.ponibooru.org/images/8a/8a4d3fb243373778c9b663fc115b1f25

Made extra powerful to insure that even a dragon can feel it. =P

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-29, 03:58 AM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Cereal.

Always and only cereal.

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 04:12 AM
Cereal.

Always and only cereal.

This.

And 2% milk.

Dexam
2011-10-29, 04:42 AM
A new thread appears! It uses Multiple Posts! It's super effective!
@_@

:smalltongue:



Hmm, I wish we could've taken more pun-advantage of the XXX though :(

Hmmm...

Dear Princess Celestia, I never thought this would happen to me!


If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?

My choices:
Lead Singer-Pinkie
Lead Guitar-Rainbow
Rhythm Guitar- Rarity
Bass- Applejack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO8VJwlwCQY&NR=1)
Drums- Spike
Keyboards- Twilight
Triangle- Fluttershy

The problem is that finding a style of music to agree to play could be challenge. It's pretty much canon that Rarity likes Classical and Rainbow Dash likes Rock 'n' Roll (Sonic Rainboom); and I think it can be safely assumed that Applejack likes Country and Pinkie Pie likes any sort of party music. Spike and Twilight are difficult to pin down for musical tastes.


Not to dredge up the ancient past (all of four days ago) but THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for these recommendations Dex! Many of them I already knew, but Foozogz was totally new to me, a major deficiency that I'm taking steps to rectify as we speak (er... post).

*nods* Foozogz pony is best pony. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgEml8sG6yI)



Cereal.

Always and only cereal.

This.

And 2% milk.

:smallconfused: But Cereal is always shipped with Sethisto.

</Equestria_daily_injoke>

Nameless
2011-10-29, 04:48 AM
Hmm, I think we need to clarify to get the best result. What kind of band would they be?

Punk?
Alt Rock?
Pop?
Metal?
Indie?

I think the choice of music would have an effect.

Black Metal. And they'd be wearing corpse paint.

Industrial Metal. And they'd be singing in German. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLp63WBV-Ic)

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 04:56 AM
I just finished writing for my Switzerland LP series, which I started in April.

It's done. Complete. One of the big time sinks on my schedule completely dispensed with.

TAKE THAT, PARADOX CURSE! TAKE THAT! I WIN! I WIN FOREVER!

Oh, I also got my brown belt today. Whoochaaa~


Get better soon, Esper, congratulations on the fanart.

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 05:07 AM
(large image)
http://dl.dropbox.com/s/bkahm1gjxrk31co/Luna_without_Luna.jpg

Celestia Arbuckle is ... not as funny as her estranged cousin John.
It is now clear to me that we need more G-G-inspired MLP comics.


Well, since the thread more or less begun with showing off artwork, let's see if I can dig up something decent.

Like this, for instance:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/RainbowDash.png

I went with metal windbreakers because, seriously, plain old feathered wings. Messed up the joint positions though. >_>
That is very awesome.


This.

And 2% milk.
2% milk? Won't that leave the cereal very dry? http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png
Sorry, that was bad.

Kurgan
2011-10-29, 05:31 AM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Waffles. They have all the advantages of pancakes, along with the ability to trap syrup.


If the Mane six were to form a band, what instruments would they play?


Hard to say, and I think everyone will have a different opinion. My thoughts:

Rainbow Dash: Loves to be the center of attention, probably would try for guitar and lead singer.

Pinkie Pie: Something completely random. I could see her dragging a pipe organ around for just such an occasion though.

Rarity: Rarity loves beautiful things, and the accordion is the most beautiful sounding instrument. Therefore, Rarity plays accordion.

Fluttershy: I dunno, I could see her going for violin or the like.

Spike: Piano, randomly switching between playing classics and jazz on it.

Applejack: Drums?

Twilight: According to her book, overspecialization is a bad idea. Therefore, she switches instruments every performance.

With their powers combined, they will form the most unfocused band ever. Though who can forget Twilight's 42 minute washboard solo during the Summer Sun Celebration two years ago?

BlasTech
2011-10-29, 06:30 AM
Roleplaying is Magic, collation post

"Stolen and reposted from page 1 of last thread (Augh I can't believe I forgot to repost this sooner!."

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/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B5IFnI6cpZN4YzhiMjBiMDEtMGNlYi00OWRjLThlNjA tNDBkOGEzOTk3NjFj&hl=en_GB&pli=1)) (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

Charger (Thanqol)
Name: Charger

Bronze-coloured Earth Pony Filly

Special talent: Peace/Electricity
Cutie mark: Dove In The Storm

Body: 3 Mind: 1 Heart: 2

Health: 5 Energy: 4 Courage: 3

Talents: Willfull, Perceptive
Job: Explorer
Skills: Electricity, Wealth
Element: Honesty.


Igneous Bluffs (Roleplaying is Magic) (BlasTech)

Roleplaying is Magic Character Sheet:
Name: Igneous Bluffs

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/298/e/4/igneous_bluffs_by_btech-d4dw7ce.pnghttp://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/298/2/f/iggy_bluffs_by_btech-d4dw861.png

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)



http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/298/4/3/shadow_by_byakurai51-d4dxayu.png

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)

http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/Chargermane.png
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.

Dragonscale (Althanair)
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Dragonscale
Unicorn Mare

Cutie Mark/Special Purpose: A dragon, representing the purpose of bringing friendship between ponies and dragonkind.
Primary Attributes: Body 2, Mind 3, Heart 2
Secondary Attributes: Health 4, Energy 5, Courage 5
Talents: Perceptive, Charismatic
Job: Dragonfriend
Skills: Dragon Lore, Survival, Hunting, Fire Breath (Magic), Dragon Traits (Magic), Intensify Flames (Magic), Melee Combat, Intimidation, Spot
Element of Harmony: Kindness

Magic
Effects: Change, Create, Know
Subjects: Animal, Body, Fire

Sample Tricks: Fire Breath (Create Fire), Smoke Cloud (Create Fire), Intensify Flames (Create Fire), Dragon Traits (Change Body), Locate Animals (Know Animal), Heal/Bolster Dragon (Create Body), Heat Vision (Know Fire)


The pony known as Dragonscale hails from the same village as the Royal Agent Paladin, and they were friends growing up. She was often a bit timid (though not to Fluttershy's extent), in contrast to the bold Paladin, and she liked animals, especially reptiles. Even though dragons were rarely seen in those parts of Equestria she greatly admired them, and hoped to meet one one day.

Then one day she got what she wished for, but not quite the way she wanted. A young green dragon found the village in its hunt for food, and it saw the ponies as just that. Despite the threat to her families and friends she did not want to see the magnificent beast hurt, so when Paladin charged and fought it the young unicorn became upset.

Though she knew it was what had to be done to save them all, her anger clouded her judgement. Silently she escaped from the others and followed the injured dragon back into the forest. Strangely enough it did not lash out at her, but allowed her to treat it. And so her Cutie Mark appeared: a dragon.

Over the following years she stayed in the depths of the forest, becoming more dragon than pony. Still, she did not sever connections with her family completely, and returned every once in a while to see how they were doing. They were proud of her, of course, but still warned her that dragons are dangerous creatures not to be taken lightly. She assured them that she was a friend of the dragons, and that she was on a mission to ensure friendship between ponies and dragons.

But nothing lasts forever, it would seem. Paladin, her old friend, had become an agent of Celestia, a monster hunter, and dragons were his enemies. One dragon he fought was a young one not unlike the one he had fought back in the village when he gained his Mark, and it was a friend of Dragonscale. The battle was ferocious, and in the end the dragon retreated, heavily wounded from Paladin's attacks. She tried to heal it, but it was not enough. The dragon died, and that was the breaking point for her. She swore revenge on Equestria, and Paladin specifically. There could be no coexistence, at least not until the current order had fallen.


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): (Vent Reynolt)
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 1, Mind 4, Heart 1
Secondary Attributes: Health 2, Energy 5, Courage 5
Talents: Smart, Tough
Job: Weather pony
Skills: Knowledge(Weather Magic), Weather research, Knowledge(Obscure Pegasus history), Wilderness survival, Use Rope, Stalking Midnight, Knowledge (Cloud Architecture), Knowledge (Astronomy)
Guiding Element: Kindness
Magic:
Effects: Animate, Change, Create, Diminish
Subjects: Air, Body

Bio: Raindrop was born and raised in the suburbs outside Fillydelphia to a mixed Unicorn/Pegasus family. Raindrop had always been fascinated with the weather work that his dad did, so when Raindrop finally figured out that weather magic was his special talent, nopony was particularly surprised.

After Raindrop learned the cloud-walk spell, he moved to Cloudsdale to study advanced weather magic and weather control. After Raindrop finished his schooling (because nopony wants to hear the boring details of his time at Cloudsdale U.), Raindrop joined a weather team in a small town outside of Manehattan. When he has free time from the weather team, he likes to watch the weather that occurs without any pony influence in the Everfree forest.

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

PPS: Althanair, I seem to remember one or two of your OC's which might not be on this list, can you send me a link to their RiM post so I can add it?

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 06:41 AM
PS: Thanqol, I couldn't find a RiM sheet for Charger, did you ever do one for her?

I did not, probably due to my gut opposition to using any sort of mechanics for online games. I'll try my hoof at one if it helps.

Name: Charger

Bronze-coloured Earth Pony Filly

Special talent: Peace/Electricity
Cutie mark: Dove In The Storm

Body: 3
Mind: 1
Heart: 2

Health: 5
Energy: 4
Courage: 3

Talents: Willfull, Perceptive
Job: Explorer
Skills: Electricity, Wealth
Element: Honesty.




(Sorry to stall on the clockwork RP, by the by, what's happening there?)

Trixie
2011-10-29, 06:44 AM
When I wait for the old thread to end, because I desperately need to be somewhere else, there is one new post per hour, but once new one shows up, suddenly two pages appear in the same time :smallsigh:

Maybe I should make a bogus new thread next time and ask the mod to merge it into old one once both combined have 50 pages so I can skip 5 hour waiting periods :P

Rappy
2011-10-29, 06:46 AM
A new thread...and I was asleep for it. Again?! http://i.imgur.com/WcmCY.png

Seriously though, welcome to the world, PonyThread 30.

Grif
2011-10-29, 06:51 AM
A new thread...and I was asleep for it. Again?! http://i.imgur.com/WcmCY.png

Seriously though, welcome to the world, PonyThread 30.

Neigh, it's ponythread XXX! :smallbiggrin:

(I'm so going to be stoned for making this pun.)

Nameless
2011-10-29, 06:54 AM
(I'm so going to be stoned for making this pun.)

No, this is the pony thread.

*throws marshmellows at*

BlasTech
2011-10-29, 06:54 AM
I did not, probably due to my gut opposition to using any sort of mechanics for online games. I'll try my hoof at one if it helps.

Name: Charger

Bronze-coloured Earth Pony Filly

Special talent: Peace/Electricity
Cutie mark: Dove In The Storm

Body: 3
Mind: 1
Heart: 2

Health: 5
Energy: 4
Courage: 3

Talents: Willfull, Perceptive
Job: Explorer
Skills: Electricity, Wealth
Element: Honesty.




(Sorry to stall on the clockwork RP, by the by, what's happening there?)

Oh, that's ok. I just thought you did one and I never could find it ... do you want me to add this to the compilation?

I get the feeling charger is one of those ponies that is hard to quantify in RiM rules ... for instance, I get the gist of her special talent/purpose, but nailing it down to a sentence eludes me right now.

"Finding peace amongst the chaos of the world?" ... but that wouldn't capture her electrical engineering talents ... maybe make her job an electrical engineer or inventor? but that doesn't quite capture her exploring ways ... gah

Brain too tired, and early day for me tomorrow ... I'll sleep on it for now :smalltongue:

EDIT: Oh yeah, Clockwork. Um if I remember right, Topaz was about to try to create life using Charger's generator for lightning. Iggy was wanting to know where to put the contraption, while I think Sek was just looking on in horror.


When I wait for the old thread to end, because I desperately need to be somewhere else, there is one new post per hour, but once new one shows up, suddenly two pages appear in the same time :smallsigh:

Maybe I should make a bogus new thread next time and ask the mod to merge it into old one once both combined have 50 pages so I can skip 5 hour waiting periods :P

Lucky it wasn't a new episode night, otherwise it might be eight pages agian O_o

Anyway, I'm off to bed. Have a good night all!

Diego Havoc
2011-10-29, 07:00 AM
Here is all of my yes. Please take it and acquire more images like this.
So be it.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/1a2322b71ce1110ece2ce00daa34e33e/2541%20-%20dr_doom%20ponified.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4d9169e90f07c42e9df1c6cad7027f53/31637%20-%20artist%3ASnowflame%20crossover%20dr_doom%20poni fied.png
Admittedly not as good as the previous one. But still: DOOOOOM!


Remember that deleted scene with Rarity in Episode 4?
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b4d2e8dabbf9a915c8c342ffd3303d3b/77668%20-%20artist%3Aflausch-katzerl%20deleted_scene%20dress%20episode_30%20lun a%20season_2.png

And for no real reason other than it amuses me, a pony wearing spurs:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fbbdc49ce7750efa622cf2f1c2315b24/77779%20-%20Little_strongheart%20appleloosa%20artist%3Adey_ chan%20braeburn%20oc%20sheriff_Silverstar.jpg


This.

And 2% milk.
OBJECTION!

Cow's milk is gross. Vanilla soya milk is where it's at.

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 07:02 AM
Oh, that's ok. I just thought you did one and I never could find it ... do you want me to add this to the compilation?

Why not?


I get the feeling charger is one of those ponies that is hard to quantify in RiM rules ... for instance, I get the gist of her special talent/purpose, but nailing it down to a sentence eludes me right now.

"Finding peace amongst the chaos of the world?" ... but that wouldn't capture her electrical engineering talents ... maybe make her job an electrical engineer or inventor? but that doesn't quite capture her exploring ways ... gah

Brain too tired, and early day for me tomorrow ... I'll sleep on it for now :smalltongue:

I deliberately design my characters that way. Symbolism is fascinating, and if you pick the right name or symbol then it provides infinite depth.

The name Charger. Break it down, what does it mean? Electricity. Heroism. Courage. Chivalry. Speed. Foolhardiness. Armour. Discipline. Beauty. Determination. Masculinity. All things that I can riff off, all things that mean something for the character. Mark of a dove in a thunderstorm, what does that mean? Peace? Renewal? Lightning? Forgiveness? Travel? Animals? Growth? Fury? Judgement? Faith? Every one of those has reflections in her personality.

It's complicated, she's complicated. That's part of why she's a major thought pattern. I like making characters complicated.


EDIT: Oh yeah, Clockwork. Um if I remember right, Topaz was about to try to create life using Charger's generator for lightning. Iggy was wanting to know where to put the contraption, while I think Sek was just looking on in horror.

Right. I'll do a post for that tomorrow?

Orzel
2011-10-29, 07:33 AM
We, are not pleased.
We are in Las Vegas with a hangover.
We do not know where our black shirt is.
But we are not upset about this though.


We are not happy because our hotel room cable does not have the Hub.
We, Orzel, will miss Ponies.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 07:39 AM
We are not happy because our hotel room cable does not have the Hub.
We, Orzel, will miss Ponies.

There's no new episode today, it's just a rerun of Luna Eclipsed as I understand it. Maybe that doesn't make it better, but at least we all miss ponies today :)

Orzel
2011-10-29, 07:48 AM
There's no new episode today, it's just a rerun of Luna Eclipsed as I understand it. Maybe that doesn't make it better, but at least we all miss ponies today :)

I know that.
But Ponies cure headaches with their cute. And I am up early because my brain is lagged forward 3 hours.

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 07:48 AM
Wait, Roleplaying is Magic is d20 based? If I'm reading that right, that means the entire system is borked. The randomizer is way too big, there's no bellcurve, your skills and talents mean virtually nothing. As a general rule of thumb any modifier on a d20 less than +3/-3 is statistically meaningless.

A much better system that I've proved works for pony is Heroquest. It's also very simple.

PONY HEROQUEST CHARACTER GEN

KEYWORD: Background
KEYWORD: Occupation
KEYWORD: Pony Type

So, Twilight

Background: Canterlot Scholarship
Occupation: Librarian
Type: Unicorn

Rate 17/15/13, high is good.

And then you get a total of 10 abilities to divide amongst your keywords. Looks like:

Background: Canterlot Scholarship 15
Princess' Student
Familiar Dragon

Occupation: Librarian 13
Organisation
Archives

Type: Unicorn 17
Teleportation
"Stand Back, I'm Going To Try Magic"
Telekinisis

That kinda thing. Abilities can be as specific or poetic as you like. "Rose hides Thorns" is a viable ability, as is "Everything Burns", "Dignified Autopilot Method", and "Seems Loyal". Heroquest character sheets can be works of art. Here's one of mine.

Ivory Smile

Twilight Caste Solar, Priest Caste Brahmin
Background:
Realm Scholarship 24
Thousand Scales Guard The Dragon's Stomach
Seems Loyal +3
A Gentleman And A Scholar
Scut Workers

Occupation:
Touchy Intelligence Agent 23
Inciting Dissent +3
Looks Like He's Meant To Be Here +1

Exaltation:
Twilight Solar 27
Whip of Wind and Water +1
Coin Has Two Sides +2
Necromantic Prodigy +3
First, Know Everything +2

Other:
Blood Money 13
Great Virtue: Self Sacrifice 13

Flaw: Sung To By The Choir 13
Flaw: Compassionate Matyrdom 29
Flaw: Loyal To The Realm 30



You also get two or more flaws, linked to your highest two stats. As your stats rise, so do your flaw values.

EXAMPLE:

Twilight needs to get past a Canterlot guard, so she rolls her Princess' Student keyword rated at 15. She mentions to the guard she's Princess Celestia's Student, letting her apply her full score. She rolls a d20 - 15 or less is a success, 16 or higher is a failure.

Twilight succeeds and gets past the guard, but she needs to find a hidden chamber in the castle. She rolls her Canterlot Scholarship again, to reflect perhaps having explored secret passages as a foal, but the GM rules it's a bit of a stretch so gives a -6 penalty.


The system can be used to run anything ever, and having run a tabletop pony game using it, it works great. Full rules can be acquired here (http://moondesignpublications.com/products/).

SlyGuyMcFly
2011-10-29, 08:02 AM
Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Eggs. Scrambled, on buttered toast, with worcestershire sauce.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-29, 08:04 AM
Wait, Roleplaying is Magic is d20 based? If I'm reading that right, that means the entire system is borked. The randomizer is way too big, there's no bellcurve, your skills and talents mean virtually nothing.

Depends what permutation of D20 you're using, of course some are better than others (and that's assuming you mean 3.x-derivative and not just a system that uses D20.)


As a general rule of thumb any modifier on a d20 less than +3/-3 is statistically meaningless.

I would debate that actually; standard critical hits are only a 5% chance and it also depends on your optimisations levels - every little helps.

My rule of thumb, for wargames is if it's less than 5% I don't care about it (I fact, I explicitly moved my entire starship combat system from D6 to D20 for that exact reason that +/- 16.7% was far too large a modifier). If you only care about +/-3 on D20, one has to ask why you're buggering about and not using D6s (which I don't find nearly granular enough). (For RPGs - well, mostly Rolemaster, which uses percentile, I'll go as far as 1%; nut even in my variant of that, most bonuses are in the multiples of 5.)

HOWEVER, for something like MLP, you may not need the same level of granularity (you're not going to be dealing with spells/equipment/levels (and thus incremental power increases)/combat to nearly the same extent), so some something like West End's Star Wars D6 (which I pirated once for superheroes) might be well suited. Of course, it all depends on what the DM is comfortable running.

('Twere it me, everypony'd be lucky to get away with playing D&D (i.e. 3.Aotrs) and not Rolemaster Pony...!)

Deadly
2011-10-29, 08:04 AM
I know that.
But Ponies cure headaches with their cute. And I am up early because my brain is lagged forward 3 hours.

Oh, have a small, random image dump instead, then :smallsmile:


(source) (http://spitshy.deviantart.com/art/Spitfire-in-Socks-262883276)
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/284/9/d/spitfire_in_socks_by_spitshy-d4cii18.jpg

(source) (http://blackgryph0n.deviantart.com/art/Please-Rarity-it-ll-be-fun-204358348)
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/102/a/b/please_rarity__it__ll_be_fun__by_blackgryph0n-d3do3ws.png

(source) (http://don-komandorr.deviantart.com/art/Just-Twilight-258180481)
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/256/7/e/just_twilight_by_don_komandorr-d49ppc1.png

(source) (http://bedupolker.deviantart.com/art/Fluttershy-s-Dragon-264864080)
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/296/0/d/fluttershy__s_dragon_by_bedupolker-d4doyfk.png

(source) (http://blackgryph0n.deviantart.com/art/quot-Be-a-Good-Sport-Applejack-quot-203710582)
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/102/4/7/__be_a_good_sport_applejack______by_blackgryph0n-d3da83a.png

the_druid_droid
2011-10-29, 08:15 AM
Is it possible for a medium sized pony to even hug a colossal+ dragon? Oh well, no hugs for me I guess.

*Wildshape*

*Hug*


Well, since the thread more or less begun with showing off artwork, let's see if I can dig up something decent.

Like this, for instance:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/RainbowDash.png

I went with metal windbreakers because, seriously, plain old feathered wings. Messed up the joint positions though. >_>

Nice! I've always been fond of metal wings for some reason.


I just finished writing for my Switzerland LP series, which I started in April.

It's done. Complete. One of the big time sinks on my schedule completely dispensed with.

TAKE THAT, PARADOX CURSE! TAKE THAT! I WIN! I WIN FOREVER!

Oh, I also got my brown belt today. Whoochaaa~


Get better soon, Esper, congratulations on the fanart.

Congrats on victory and the brown belt!


I did not, probably due to my gut opposition to using any sort of mechanics for online games. I'll try my hoof at one if it helps.

Name: Charger

Bronze-coloured Earth Pony Filly

Special talent: Peace/Electricity
Cutie mark: Dove In The Storm

Body: 3
Mind: 1
Heart: 2

Health: 5
Energy: 4
Courage: 3

Talents: Willfull, Perceptive
Job: Explorer
Skills: Electricity, Wealth
Element: Honesty.




(Sorry to stall on the clockwork RP, by the by, what's happening there?)

I think BlasTech ninja'd me on this. I'm also trying to go back through and collate the thing into one big archive at SiuiS' suggestion.


So be it.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/1a2322b71ce1110ece2ce00daa34e33e/2541%20-%20dr_doom%20ponified.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/4d9169e90f07c42e9df1c6cad7027f53/31637%20-%20artist%3ASnowflame%20crossover%20dr_doom%20poni fied.png
Admittedly not as good as the previous one. But still: DOOOOOM!


Remember that deleted scene with Rarity in Episode 4?
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b4d2e8dabbf9a915c8c342ffd3303d3b/77668%20-%20artist%3Aflausch-katzerl%20deleted_scene%20dress%20episode_30%20lun a%20season_2.png

And for no real reason other than it amuses me, a pony wearing spurs:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fbbdc49ce7750efa622cf2f1c2315b24/77779%20-%20Little_strongheart%20appleloosa%20artist%3Adey_ chan%20braeburn%20oc%20sheriff_Silverstar.jpg


1.) HA HA!

2.) Pretty Luna is pretty!

3.) The foreground pony is neat, but the background Braeburn shipping is too cute.


Oh, have a small, random image dump instead, then :smallsmile:


(source) (http://spitshy.deviantart.com/art/Spitfire-in-Socks-262883276)
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/284/9/d/spitfire_in_socks_by_spitshy-d4cii18.jpg

(source) (http://blackgryph0n.deviantart.com/art/Please-Rarity-it-ll-be-fun-204358348)
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/102/a/b/please_rarity__it__ll_be_fun__by_blackgryph0n-d3do3ws.png

(source) (http://don-komandorr.deviantart.com/art/Just-Twilight-258180481)
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/256/7/e/just_twilight_by_don_komandorr-d49ppc1.png

(source) (http://bedupolker.deviantart.com/art/Fluttershy-s-Dragon-264864080)
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/296/0/d/fluttershy__s_dragon_by_bedupolker-d4doyfk.png

(source) (http://blackgryph0n.deviantart.com/art/quot-Be-a-Good-Sport-Applejack-quot-203710582)
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/102/4/7/__be_a_good_sport_applejack______by_blackgryph0n-d3da83a.png

Hmm, the Headless Horse is a terrifying name for a roller coaster now that I think of it...

Also, AppleDash twister can end in only two possible ways <.< >.>

Deadly
2011-10-29, 08:23 AM
Hmm, the Headless Horse is a terrifying name for a roller coaster now that I think of it...

It's appropriate to the season, however :smallbiggrin:


Also, AppleDash twister can end in only two possible ways <.< >.>

Never been a fan of AppleDash, but anything with Dash is automatically awesome.

Sean Mirrsen
2011-10-29, 08:32 AM
Wait, Roleplaying is Magic is d20 based? If I'm reading that right, that means the entire system is borked. The randomizer is way too big, there's no bellcurve, your skills and talents mean virtually nothing. As a general rule of thumb any modifier on a d20 less than +3/-3 is statistically meaningless.

A much better system that I've proved works for pony is Heroquest. It's also very simple.
-snip-
I'd suggest an MLP-themed Roll To Dodge game, but sadly there isn't one anywhere. Even my latest Multiworld Madness was started before I got acquainted with the series. And I can't run more than one game concurrently, so no new game here either.

Abrexa
2011-10-29, 08:33 AM
Are ponies XX now? :smallconfused:

byaku rai
2011-10-29, 08:40 AM
And for no real reason other than it amuses me, a pony wearing spurs:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fbbdc49ce7750efa622cf2f1c2315b24/77779%20-%20Little_strongheart%20appleloosa%20artist%3Adey_ chan%20braeburn%20oc%20sheriff_Silverstar.jpg


OBJECTION!

Cow's milk is gross. Vanilla soya milk is where it's at.

There's so much going on in that image... like the AngryBird up in the tree. O.o might just save that.

I used to like cow milk; then I became lactose intolerant. Now, even the smell of cow milk makes me nauseous, as does the smell and taste of certain cheeses. I can't eat cereal anymore, either. Not that I ever did before anyway...

Hmmm... how to hug a Colossal+ dragon...

! got it!

*telekinetic hug*

Eakin
2011-10-29, 08:56 AM
I know that.
But Ponies cure headaches with their cute. And I am up early because my brain is lagged forward 3 hours.

Hmm... Your hangover vs. The Royal Canterlot Voice...

I think your hotel may have done you a favor actually

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-29, 09:07 AM
Wait, Roleplaying is Magic is d20 based? If I'm reading that right, that means the entire system is borked. The randomizer is way too big, there's no bellcurve, your skills and talents mean virtually nothing. As a general rule of thumb any modifier on a d20 less than +3/-3 is statistically meaningless.

A much better system that I've proved works for pony is Heroquest. It's also very simple.

PONY HEROQUEST CHARACTER GEN

KEYWORD: Background
KEYWORD: Occupation
KEYWORD: Pony Type

So, Twilight

Background: Canterlot Scholarship
Occupation: Librarian
Type: Unicorn

Rate 17/15/13, high is good.

And then you get a total of 10 abilities to divide amongst your keywords. Looks like:

Background: Canterlot Scholarship 15
Princess' Student
Familiar Dragon

Occupation: Librarian 13
Organisation
Archives

Type: Unicorn 17
Teleportation
"Stand Back, I'm Going To Try Magic"
Telekinisis

That kinda thing. Abilities can be as specific or poetic as you like. "Rose hides Thorns" is a viable ability, as is "Everything Burns", "Dignified Autopilot Method", and "Seems Loyal". Heroquest character sheets can be works of art. Here's one of mine.

Ivory Smile

Twilight Caste Solar, Priest Caste Brahmin
Background:
Realm Scholarship 24
Thousand Scales Guard The Dragon's Stomach
Seems Loyal +3
A Gentleman And A Scholar
Scut Workers

Occupation:
Touchy Intelligence Agent 23
Inciting Dissent +3
Looks Like He's Meant To Be Here +1

Exaltation:
Twilight Solar 27
Whip of Wind and Water +1
Coin Has Two Sides +2
Necromantic Prodigy +3
First, Know Everything +2

Other:
Blood Money 13
Great Virtue: Self Sacrifice 13

Flaw: Sung To By The Choir 13
Flaw: Compassionate Matyrdom 29
Flaw: Loyal To The Realm 30



You also get two or more flaws, linked to your highest two stats. As your stats rise, so do your flaw values.

EXAMPLE:

Twilight needs to get past a Canterlot guard, so she rolls her Princess' Student keyword rated at 15. She mentions to the guard she's Princess Celestia's Student, letting her apply her full score. She rolls a d20 - 15 or less is a success, 16 or higher is a failure.

Twilight succeeds and gets past the guard, but she needs to find a hidden chamber in the castle. She rolls her Canterlot Scholarship again, to reflect perhaps having explored secret passages as a foal, but the GM rules it's a bit of a stretch so gives a -6 penalty.


The system can be used to run anything ever, and having run a tabletop pony game using it, it works great. Full rules can be acquired here (http://moondesignpublications.com/products/).

Actually, I always thought the MAID system would make for a good Pony game, though it requires some modification (of course) to make it work for ponies. It's very simple to play, it's light-hearted, and it's not complicated in the least. xD

Dexam
2011-10-29, 09:29 AM
Here, Ponythread have the latest from the My Little Masquerade series:

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/301/d/0/rainbrujah_dash_by_rhanite-d4e7jnq.png

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/301/a/f/torarity_by_rhanite-d4e7vcf.png

http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/301/e/8/lunasombra_by_rhanite-d4e8wsi.png



Hmm... Your hangover vs. The Royal Canterlot Voice...

I think your hotel may have done you a favor actually

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3f185542805eea60682e020a725c1261/75902%20-%20animated%20caps_luna%20luna.gif

SiuiS
2011-10-29, 09:55 AM
Wait, Roleplaying is Magic is d20 based? If I'm reading that right, that means the entire system is borked. The randomizer is way too big, there's no bellcurve, your skills and talents mean virtually nothing. As a general rule of thumb any modifier on a d20 less than +3/-3 is statistically meaningless.

A much better system that I've proved works for pony is Heroquest. It's also very simple.

PONY HEROQUEST CHARACTER GEN

KEYWORD: Background
KEYWORD: Occupation
KEYWORD: Pony Type

So, Twilight

Background: Canterlot Scholarship
Occupation: Librarian
Type: Unicorn

Rate 17/15/13, high is good.

And then you get a total of 10 abilities to divide amongst your keywords. Looks like:

Background: Canterlot Scholarship 15
Princess' Student
Familiar Dragon

Occupation: Librarian 13
Organisation
Archives

Type: Unicorn 17
Teleportation
"Stand Back, I'm Going To Try Magic"
Telekinisis

That kinda thing. Abilities can be as specific or poetic as you like. "Rose hides Thorns" is a viable ability, as is "Everything Burns", "Dignified Autopilot Method", and "Seems Loyal". Heroquest character sheets can be works of art. Here's one of mine.

Ivory Smile

Twilight Caste Solar, Priest Caste Brahmin
Background:
Realm Scholarship 24
Thousand Scales Guard The Dragon's Stomach
Seems Loyal +3
A Gentleman And A Scholar
Scut Workers

Occupation:
Touchy Intelligence Agent 23
Inciting Dissent +3
Looks Like He's Meant To Be Here +1

Exaltation:
Twilight Solar 27
Whip of Wind and Water +1
Coin Has Two Sides +2
Necromantic Prodigy +3
First, Know Everything +2

Other:
Blood Money 13
Great Virtue: Self Sacrifice 13

Flaw: Sung To By The Choir 13
Flaw: Compassionate Matyrdom 29
Flaw: Loyal To The Realm 30



You also get two or more flaws, linked to your highest two stats. As your stats rise, so do your flaw values.

EXAMPLE:

Twilight needs to get past a Canterlot guard, so she rolls her Princess' Student keyword rated at 15. She mentions to the guard she's Princess Celestia's Student, letting her apply her full score. She rolls a d20 - 15 or less is a success, 16 or higher is a failure.

Twilight succeeds and gets past the guard, but she needs to find a hidden chamber in the castle. She rolls her Canterlot Scholarship again, to reflect perhaps having explored secret passages as a foal, but the GM rules it's a bit of a stretch so gives a -6 penalty.


The system can be used to run anything ever, and having run a tabletop pony game using it, it works great. Full rules can be acquired here (http://moondesignpublications.com/products/).

Counterpoints: when success is measured in degrees, the issues font matter and a game with lower variables still works. The trouble with "standard" d20 is that the end use function is supposed to be ([positive stuff] +/- [negative stuff]) + 1d20; the end result is supposed to be two ponies rolling against each other with maybe a slight advantage. And those situations are awesome! The standard rules are presented in a way that it utterly wrong at conveying it though.

Hm... This sounds familiar.

Second, the modifiers in Roleplaying is Magic swing from 1 through 15. If you have a skill which helps with your talent and a good base stat and some friends and it's really dramatic then you can do incredible things with roughly 50% of success. It's unlikely to come up unless forced, but considering that some tasks can have a success threshhold of 4/5, having only a "measly +2" isn't that big a deal. And on things where it would matter, you will have a minimum +6 - 12 anyway.

This is almost apropos of nothing though. I'm barely coherent and saw something on the Internet I had to set right. I'm sure a discerning group such as yourself know exactly how serious I am right now.

EDIT: this post is self defeating. I go in as if defending the linearity of d20 design while saying it only really works as a bellcurve- two dice in opposition with subtle modifiers. How I'm coherent enough for that, I don't even know.

Also, feel better soon Esperderek. You being sad sucks. :smallfrown:

Beeskee
2011-10-29, 09:58 AM
Has anyone seen this website? Never saw it before until it popped up in a pop up-

http://www.ponyvspony.com/?referrer=PvP_Google

I don't think I'm going to touch the thing... Just want to see what everyone thinks.

I posted a link to it a few weeks ago. It's a bejeweled type thingy from what I can tell. The difficulty is fairly easy early on, I haven't hit the part where it gets challanging yet.

The Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ponyvspony) page says they are planning to add an adventure mode or something like that soon, but it doesn't seem to be in there yet.

The artwork is adorable, and the intro music rocks.


Ponies and ponies and ponies and ponies, and
ponies and ponies and PONIES and ponies!

And rainbowy ponies and sunshiney ponies
and clouds full of ponies that float in the sky!

(It goes on like this for a little while)


D'awww. :smallbiggrin:

Edit: Details on the game and full lyrics here (http://www.squidoo.com/pony-vs-pony#module153222428).



One of their advertising campaigns was "What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar?" This has since spilled over, often with something like "What Would [Insert Name of Person/Character/Concept/Whatever Here] Do...For a Klondike Bar?"

Even Naughty Luna would behave for one. Or misbehave.

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3122/tumblrltp366jhcg1r3fufw.png



Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

Yes, please. ^.^



She is! See?


http://d.facdn.net/art/inkwell-pony/1317662322.inkwell-pony_trixitreats.jpg

Yummy goblin pony courtesy of
Inkwell Tailbrush
Picture subject to immediate removal at slightest hint of disapproval from artist
Hit up his dA account and fav' stuff so he doesn't kill me please :3


Yummy is how all the cool kids say cool nowadays, right?

D'awww. Cute. :smallbiggrin: And awesome artwork.



Is it possible for a medium sized pony to even hug a colossal+ dragon? Oh well, no hugs for me I guess.

Beeskee hugs you! ... how? I don't even know.


Edit: Missed this somehow:


I've had a really, really bad night at work, where my hopes of starting getting paid as a freelancer next week were very likely dashed in favor of more training shifts for a little while longer, so when I came here and read this, I actually broke down crying a little.

I hope things improve for you soon! And yeah the ending of that story was awesome. The whole thing was pretty incredible, I'd love to see it up on Equestria Daily. Ideally with some way to preserve the colorized text, I think that adds a certain something to the story.

---
Edit:
Mixermike622 (http://mixermike622.deviantart.com/gallery/), maker of, among other things, the "One Last Trick" comic involving Discord (I posted spoilers of them titled "Heeeeeeeee's Baaaaaaack!") is having kind of a rough time. Please read their latest journal (http://mixermike622.deviantart.com/journal/). Especially if you loved their artwork, but just extending friendship and well-wishes would probably be welcome too. Their art has been posted here multiple times and featured on EQD, and I am sure they would appreciate any positive feelings that could be sent their way.

otakuryoga
2011-10-29, 09:59 AM
Check these things out http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/more-epic-pipecleaner-ponies.html#more

every time i see Pinkie's chicken act it gets even better


AOTRS i am off to the bank and doin some shopping

when i get back i will try to post a short story i have been workin on with you in mind...it features a certain reptile and the white coated Lady he loves(hint...she lives in a dress shop)(mostly finished..i should be able to get it done)

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 10:30 AM
PPS: Althanair, I seem to remember one or two of your OC's which might not be on this list, can you send me a link to their RiM post so I can add it?
That would be Dragonscale, her stats (and background) are here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12070413&postcount=1014). I haven't statted any other OC since her, I don't want to fill your entire post. Well, that's not entirely true, but I shouldn't fill your entire post.


when i get back i will try to post a short story i have been workin on with you in mind...it features a certain reptile and the white coated Lady he loves(hint...she lives in a dress shop)(mostly finished..i should be able to get it done)
Ah, you ship Gummy and Opalescence? Deliberate misunderstandings are fun.

Kalinda
2011-10-29, 10:34 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltn8d6j5j71qz8z2ro1_r1_500.png

*Stares at Kindablue*http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/Kalindshepard/glaring_pony_wallpapers_by_evildoctermcbob-d48600a.jpg




I used to like cow milk; then I became lactose intolerant. Now, even the smell of cow milk makes me nauseous, as does the smell and taste of certain cheeses. I can't eat cereal anymore, either. Not that I ever did before anyway...


Yeah, I'm lactose intolerant as well, though somewhat less so. I still quite like the taste of milk, it just... wants to leave me as soon as possible....

I can still eat cheese and yogurts though, which gets me some strange looks when I put unflavored yogurt on my cereal.

MCerberus
2011-10-29, 10:43 AM
Elaborate theory re: Blueblood


Knowing what was said about the relationship to the princesses, let's get MYTHOLOGICAL

Before the time of Equestria, before the misrule of Discord, there was a world of old. Only whispers and shadows remain of it, and how it came to pass is a mystery, but after its fall magic returned.

Celestia and Luna are the daughters of Ioun, mistress of magic, and a mysterious being said to keep the distant stars alight. After their children were old enough to live alone, they departed to be with each other in the endless expanse.

Ioun's brother, however, fell in love with a mortal. He was doomed to watch his love succumb to age, along with his children and their children and so on. Unable to cope with the grief, the god secluded himself somewhere in the world, begging his nieces to watch after his family.

Gadora
2011-10-29, 10:51 AM
So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...
Could you possibly see about losing some more bets please? Those are pretty good and I'd like to see more, if I could.

Check these things out http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/more-epic-pipecleaner-ponies.html#more

every time i see Pinkie's chicken act it gets even better


AOTRS i am off to the bank and doin some shopping

when i get back i will try to post a short story i have been workin on with you in mind...it features a certain reptile and the white coated Lady he loves(hint...she lives in a dress shop)(mostly finished..i should be able to get it done)
A story about Gummy and Opalescence? Hm, I'm not sure if I've seen any of those before...

Also, those pipecleaner ponies are amazing. How the heck do people make that sort of thing?

I've had a really, really bad night at work, where my hopes of starting getting paid as a freelancer next week were very likely dashed in favor of more training shifts for a little while longer, so when I came here and read this, I actually broke down crying a little.

Doing this with you was beautiful, Titanium. We're gonna do this again, and we won't let this lay fallow, either.
*hugs*

Gamerlord
2011-10-29, 10:56 AM
I've had a really, really bad night at work, where my hopes of starting getting paid as a freelancer next week were very likely dashed in favor of more training shifts for a little while longer, so when I came here and read this, I actually broke down crying a little.

Doing this with you was beautiful, Titanium. We're gonna do this again, and we won't let this lay fallow, either.
:smallfrown: *hugs* .

Diego Havoc
2011-10-29, 10:59 AM
Actually, I always thought the MAID system would make for a good Pony game, though it requires some modification (of course) to make it work for ponies. It's very simple to play, it's light-hearted, and it's not complicated in the least. xD
I'm WAY ahead of you! :P

My Little Maid: Friendship is XP (http://www.canterlot.com/topic/1453-my-little-maid-friendship-is-xp/)

I started the recruitment for this months ago. The actual RP (http://www.canterlot.com/topic/3662-my-little-maid-the-rp-private-see-ooc-thread/) has only just started (and has started at a snails pace unforunately).

Bayonet Priest
2011-10-29, 11:29 AM
Well, here's a surprising thing. Somepony drew a Midnight picture. Now, I know that doesn't sound exactly too surprising, but the important thing to remember here is that actually two ponies have shared that name in my stories:

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/301/a/a/celly_and_midnight_by_cloudwatcherpony-d4ea9qp.png

http://cloudwatcherpony.deviantart.com/art/Celly-and-Midnight-265858513

This is, not including the picture that helped inspire the very first story I wrote, the very first picture of Midnight I.

A nice little thing to come back to on a bad night..

Aww that's really nice.

I'm sorry to here about you having a bad night though, I remember you were excited about the freelancer job thing. Hopefully that will all work out.

Titanium Fox
2011-10-29, 11:33 AM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

---


Just click this finely crafted link (http://cbe001.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23ponythread&server=irc.sorcery.net), input a username and join the ponysanity

Yeeeesssss... Joooiiinnn Usssss...


Well, don't have much choice now, do I? :smalltongue:

Yay! *Pounces and Glomps*


our Benevolent Hooved Overlords are Pleased to Welcome you!

Please, do not resist
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/940fea4140c1f3bb1edffa4803f36e14/5771%20-%20borg%20fluttershy%20parody%20star_trek.jpg

I... Er... HNNNNNNNNNNNNGH-


So, basically thanks to ponies, I now physically cringe at the phrase 'plot holes', even when used in an entirely literary context by completely random people.

Yet another thing I never thought could happen 6 months ago...

Funny story about that actually... So about a month ago my friend tried to say "Kumquat", but word derped and ended up actually saying "Kumplot". My reaction was so bad that I still hear them say that to this day. Generally in the context "IT'S ALL PART OF THE KUMPLOT!"

Yeah, they have no idea what they're doing there. :smallbiggrin:


No.
U NO USE SEXUAL REFERENCE. THIS R PONY. PONY R CUTE. PONY R INNOCENT. http://i.imgur.com/eO5lW.png

Meep. Y-Yes Fluttershy.


Poor old Dad. Not only is he under faar too much stress at work (he works at Rolls Royce, in the engine fire precautions in the position of Only Guy Left That Knows What He's Doing And As Such Everypony Tries To Get Him To Do Their Job Because They Were Too Stupid To Listen When He Said That Won't Work The First Time), he's had to do a lot of the work on the dining room (my Mum can't, and my sister is very good at saying she's going to help, but then never really does, and nit-picking). After he got back from work today, he was going to just affix the three new bookcases I've spent the last couple of days assembling to the walls, which he reckoned would be a short job - so naturally, after I got back from the first panto read-through, he was still at it... His drill ran out of charge, and he has only just got his dinner at half-past nine, poor chap... It doesn't help that our house was built by apparently built by people who had obviously heard about plumblines and and flat surfaces, but had clearly never seen one. (Our walls are about as straight as fanon Rainbow Dash is (i.e. only in certain places) - one of our dinign room walls required, when last done, nearly a inch thick of plaster at one end, so uneven it was compared to the door frame and the other side...)

Still, it's done now, so I now get to move 1000 starships to their new location...

That sucks dude. I'd hug you, but... Con drain. Yeah.

However. Roles Royce? Your father works for Roles Royce? I... I am a massive motor head. I am fanboying, and I'm not quite sure how to react. Please thank your father for me if you get a chance. I am a MASSIVE fan of his work.


Really? I didn't think the first three episodes of this season were amazing, they were pretty average, but the fourth episode is my favourite, and by a sizeable margin. I've watched it 4 or 5 times since last Saturday, and I think I've only ever watched the pilot twice up until now.

Personally, here are my thoughts.
Episode 1 and 2: Slightly above average.
Episode 3: Below Average.
Episode 4: Slightly Below Average

Of course for the average of S1, not for the average of children's animation today. :smalltongue:


Possible episode 8 synopsis. *RUMORS,SPOILERS* (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/rumor-season-2-episode-8-mysterious.html)
On the topic of of s2 compared to s1, I will post my full opinion once I have finished writing up my Ponyfort update.

Wow. We just finished episode four, and we're already sniping an episode eight synopsis? Wow.


Trixie Treats is fine by me.

Have a Fausticorn custom:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/cc9f55ab03431468bc7160bec76187ea/77331%20-%20custom%20lauren_faust%20ponified%20toy.JPG

Also: DOOOOOM
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/7772b72fb99bd7820cd45141f0daf605/77281%20-%20artist%3Arautakoura%20dr_doom%20ponified.jpg

Dat fausticorn looks like it's completely lost it's mind.

Just as Pinkie Planned...


I have the right not to answer that. :smalltongue:

I do believe the proper phrasing here, my dear Lix, is "I plead the fifth."


So, what is the name of this TV show, I'm starting to get intrigued. For me, that means watching it. Here's your chance to convert another one. TELL ME!

Thanks. :smallbiggrin:

Yeeees, watch ze Ponies. Join us...

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

You'll never escape us now...

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


Threw this together in Paint. I want to make a shirt out of it, but I'm not sure it's legal, seeing as Pinkie is copyrighted property.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9282/highonfriendship.png

It's perfectly legal. So many other show vectors have been made in rather similar ways.


Titanium Fox & Jade's IRC info:


Hello, everypony! There have been a lot of questions about certain IRC features, and so I was convinced (by myself) to write up a list of FAQs to supplement Jade's guide. Hers includes everything you need just to connect, mine includes some slightly more advanced material. When this is reposted in the new thread, it can either be kept separate like this, or we could just combine them.


Inkblot's Answers to Common IRC Questions!

What does it mean to have a voice?

There are a number of different designations that can be assigned to IRC users, to determine what privileges they hold in a channel. The designation you'll see most frequently is +v, for voice. This is represented in the list of people in the channel by a + before someone's name in mIRC, or the image of a speaker after someone's name on mibbit. What having a voice means is that the user in question can continue to chat unhindered even if the channel is set to +m, for mute!

Setting a channel to mute prevents anyone without a voice from speaking. This is something that we might do if we were to ever be infested by spammy parasprites who were making it impossible to have real conversation, so that then only the ponies we know and recognize could talk.

You can be given a voice by anyone with OP (operator) or H-OP (half-operator) status, the former represented by a @ (or a star in Mibbit), and the latter by a % (or half of a star). These are the people who can kick or ban disruptive users, change channel modes, etc etc. Ops have more privileges in this regards than hops do.



How do I speak using colored font? Or in bold, or italics, or underlined?

This will vary depending on your choice of IRC client.

In Mibbit, it's simple! You just use the "colours" button down at the bottom of the screen, below the chat bar.

In mIRC, pressing ctrl+k will bring up a box showing a number of different colors. You can then choose one and it will automatically enter the appropriate color code. You can then type whatever it was you wanted colored. If you put a comma immediately after your color code, and then enter another color code, the first number will be the color of your text, and the second will be the color of your text's background. For example, ctrl+k - 4,1Testing would result in red font with a black background.

In mIRC, you can also use ctrl+b for bold text, ctrl+i for italics, ctrl+u to underline, and ctrl+o to make any text entered after that point default to normal. Alternatively, you can highlight whatever it is you want changed with your mouse, before entering it, and then use the ctrl+k/b/i/u commands to change just that part of what you had written.

If you use a different IRC client, please consult its documentation, or try Google. We can't help there!



How do I register my nickname?

Registering your nickname is a requirement for you to be auto-voiced or auto-oped upon joining (otherwise, a moderator needs to do so manually). It also allows you to protect yourself from anyone who might try and "steal" it, using your name for themselves. All you need is an e-mail address; just follow these easy steps!

First, type "/nickserv register *DESIRED PASSWORD* *your e-mail*". So, for example, "/nickserv register mypassword123 PoniesAreGreat@Equestria.net"

Make sure that the e-mail address you entered was valid. Your IRC nickname will be tied to it.

Wait a few minutes, then go and check your e-mail. You should have one that looks something like this:



It will be from services@sorcery.net, and the topic will be something following the format of "Nickname Registration (YourNameHere)." Just follow the instructions in the e-mail, and you're registered!

After registering, you'll need to confirm yourself each time you log in, by typing "/nickserv identify *insert password here*". You don't /need/ to, but features like auto-op won't function unless you do.



If anyone has more questions, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to answer.

Thank you so much for posting this, and creating the FAQ. This is why you're a half-op. :smallbiggrin:


Curses, you beat me to the drawfriend dump.:smalltongue:

You may have beaten me to those but here are a couple you forgot.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b7cY0PSI4wc/TqsqFSwhGPI/AAAAAAAAP8A/OJwe4AjJ-kE/s1600/77540+-+applejack+artist+whitediamonds+lesbian+rarity+shi pping.jpg

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How can you possibly compete with shipping and Derpy? :smallcool:

Rarijack is OTP. Saved.


Yeah, it requires too many things to be just slightly off for it to work. It feels like it's trying to hard to me. It's sad, but it's missin just a little bit to be touching.

Yeah, exactly. It's too many "If this and this and this and this and this and this and this and this..." for it to be plausible enough to be touching and sad.


Thank you and Esper for writing this. Whenever I saw that little bold title, I made sure to at least bookmark it for later, because I would be in for a good read.

*Blushes* Thanks Amish. Hopefully it should be up on EqD soon. ^^




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Trixie's Will-Be-Here-Tomorrow OP!

Best. OP Picture. Ever.


Yay, new thread!

Have some emotes!


Original Batch
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MCerberus
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Crazy!Twi
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Seekrit Pony Projekt
1-20
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21-40
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Please let me know if you have any emotes that they want to see added to this listing.

Thank you for posting this! Also, that takes up a heck of a lot of space in BBCode on the back end. I just realized. XD


They're kinda like Lixie Treats, but without the epic-level Mind Seed effect. :smallamused:

...Lixie Treats sounds dirty by default.


Quick poll: Pancakes, waffles or eggs?

None of the above. Eggs I hate for the texture, and Pancakes and Waffles are bland by default. Recovering Anorexic means Butter terrifies me, and Syrup has too much sugar for me to have first thing in the morning, I get sick to my stomach.

I haven't eaten breakfast since I was like eight, by the way.


:smallredface:
With how many times you and esper have said something to this extent, it may all end up going to my head. *Introspective moment* Too late.

*Hugglepounceglomp*


The bags were wet, she had to. :smalltongue:

Or it was her sister Ditzy visiting from Hosstralia.

...Hosstralia? Is that really what we're going with? XD


So, as part of my penance for daring to challenge SiuiS' knowledge of thread speed, I have started practicing pony drawing.

Now, I'm going to show you all some things I drew, but please keep in mind I haven't drawn in a loooooong time.

So without further excuses, here are Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, drawn from screencap models by your very own mechanical divine-based caster:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/TS.png
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/PP.png

I'm not super pleased with the eyes on either, but hopefully they're recognizable...

Those look really good!

Also, I've been curious to ask. Do you have a backstory for Druid Droid? It just doesn't seem typical for a mechanical construct to cast as a Druid. :P


I've had a really, really bad night at work, where my hopes of starting getting paid as a freelancer next week were very likely dashed in favor of more training shifts for a little while longer, so when I came here and read this, I actually broke down crying a little.

Doing this with you was beautiful, Titanium. We're gonna do this again, and we won't let this lay fallow, either.

*Hugs Tight and Nuzzles*

I can't believe they would do that to you after getting your hopes up like that.

Yeah, this was indeed amazing to write. I can't wait for our next one to pop up, no matter when or what it may be. You're an awesome pony Esper.


Well, here's a surprising thing. Somepony drew a Midnight picture. Now, I know that doesn't sound exactly too surprising, but the important thing to remember here is that actually two ponies have shared that name in my stories:

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/301/a/a/celly_and_midnight_by_cloudwatcherpony-d4ea9qp.png

http://cloudwatcherpony.deviantart.com/art/Celly-and-Midnight-265858513

This is, not including the picture that helped inspire the very first story I wrote, the very first picture of Midnight I.

A nice little thing to come back to on a bad night..

Oh, wow. That is incredible. Midnight I is so cute!
Not nearly as cute as Midnight II.
Jade, go away.
Don't wannnaaaa!


Oh! I forgot!!


http://img.ponibooru.org/images/8a/8a4d3fb243373778c9b663fc115b1f25

Made extra powerful to insure that even a dragon can feel it. =P

Oww... My squeedlyspooch... That was one hell of a hug. @_@


Roleplaying is Magic, collation post

"Stolen and reposted from page 1 of last thread (Augh I can't believe I forgot to repost this sooner!."

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)


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.



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/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B5IFnI6cpZN4YzhiMjBiMDEtMGNlYi00OWRjLThlNjA tNDBkOGEzOTk3NjFj&hl=en_GB&pli=1)) (Siuis)


-snip-

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

PPS: Althanair, I seem to remember one or two of your OC's which might not be on this list, can you send me a link to their RiM post so I can add it?

Holy crap, that's a lot of character sheets.


We, are not pleased.
We are in Las Vegas with a hangover.
We do not know where our black shirt is.
But we are not upset about this though.


We are not happy because our hotel room cable does not have the Hub.
We, Orzel, will miss Ponies.

That su- wait you're in Vegas? Damn, somepony's a jetsetter.


Even Naughty Luna would behave for one. Or misbehave.

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3122/tumblrltp366jhcg1r3fufw.png

...SO CYOOOOOOT! See everypony? Old Hair Luna is best Luna.


I hate talking to people from the UK in person.

Why?

Because I have an accidental Irish accent. I'm from southern California, so it's in no way legitimate. And as soon as I hear an accent, I have an accent.
And I know for a fact1 that it doesn't fool anypony. Worse- what happens if I fake-irish at an Irishman? They'll think I'm mocking them! It'll be disastrous. And I'm no. Even aware of it half the time. >.<
So a lady with a thick English accent asks me for help finding HWY 4 east, and all of a sudden I had to choose between looking inept or like a jackaninny. :smallsigh:

... What's this? Dark green? Huzzah! I'm a colt again! *dances* and covertly readies antibending ward with five degrees of redundancy

1: oddly untrue. I've never been called on having a 'fake' accent. I've been asked about who in my family is Irish/Scottish, even Bu folks from Europe. The worst I got was a cop asking if I was Canadian.
And I live in fear that they all walk away shaking their heads and were just too polite to say anything.

Huh. I've got a similar thing going on. I had to force an accent to play Applejack in a D&D campaign, and I said I was only gonna do it once. Apparently I did it well, and now for some reason I find myself slipping into it in everyday conversation. For whatever reason my body treats it as normal; once in a while it takes me effort to NOT speak in it.

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-29, 11:37 AM
I'm WAY ahead of you! :P

My Little Maid: Friendship is XP (http://www.canterlot.com/topic/1453-my-little-maid-friendship-is-xp/)

I started the recruitment for this months ago. The actual RP (http://www.canterlot.com/topic/3662-my-little-maid-the-rp-private-see-ooc-thread/) has only just started (and has started at a snails pace unforunately).

Fascinating!

Well I certainly commend you for that! I may have to borrow your impromtu rule patches to change it from maids to ponies. :smallsmile: That alright by you?

Lix Lorn
2011-10-29, 11:39 AM
They're kinda like Lixie Treats, but without the epic-level Mind Seed effect. :smallamused:
I only joke about doing that. And only when I'm evil.


... right. sleep. sleep is a thing which is good
LIES
LIES AND XANDER
FAITH AND WILLOW COULD BE INVOLVED ALSO
(has had eight hours sleep TOTAL over the last two nights)
(is hyper from tiredness. And caffeine.)


I hate talking to people from the UK in person.

Why?

Because I have an accidental Irish accent. I'm from southern California, so it's in no way legitimate. And as soon as I hear an accent, I have an accent.
And I know for a fact1 that it doesn't fool anypony. Worse- what happens if I fake-irish at an Irishman? They'll think I'm mocking them! It'll be disastrous. And I'm no. Even aware of it half the time. >.<
So a lady with a thick English accent asks me for help finding HWY 4 east, and all of a sudden I had to choose between looking inept or like a jackaninny. :smallsigh:

... What's this? Dark green? Huzzah! I'm a colt again! *dances* and covertly readies antibending ward with five degrees of redundancy

1: oddly untrue. I've never been called on having a 'fake' accent. I've been asked about who in my family is Irish/Scottish, even Bu folks from Europe. The worst I got was a cop asking if I was Canadian.
And I live in fear that they all walk away shaking their heads and were just too polite to say anything.
Well I have recently developed an inexplicable irish accent myself, soo...


So is this the part where I get punched by all the secret-society guys? I'm not sure I like that part...
Yes, into a duck.

Kalinda
2011-10-29, 11:43 AM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.



Yikes, I'd be stunned too. That's the kind of thing you expect to see in TV shows not real life. Did the moron remove himself from the gene pool?




On a completely unrelated note, this comic amuses me far more than it should. (apologies if it was posted and I missed it.)
http://d.facdn.net/art/ajin/1319404498.ajin_royal-ass.png

Titanium Fox
2011-10-29, 11:46 AM
Yikes, I'd be stunned too. That's the kind of thing you expect to see in TV shows not real life. Did the moron remove himself from the gene pool?




On a completely unrelated note, this comic amuses me far more than it should. (apologies if it was posted and I missed it.)
http://d.facdn.net/art/ajin/1319404498.ajin_royal-ass.png

Unfortunately no. He is in prison for the next 15 years though. And with how much I loved that car, I'm almost tempted to be waiting there for him. :smallfurious:

Grif
2011-10-29, 11:49 AM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

How... I have no words to describe this. :smallannoyed: Honestly, I don't.

Sorry for your loss there.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-29, 11:54 AM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

That...really sucks, dude.


However. Roles Royce? Your father works for Roles Royce? I... I am a massive motor head. I am fanboying, and I'm not quite sure how to react. Please thank your father for me if you get a chance. I am a MASSIVE fan of his work.

He's the aerospace, not the car part of Rolls Royce.

Though if you do a lot of flying, there's fair odds that on an occasion or two, he's part of the reason you didn't burst into flame mid-air...

Topaz
2011-10-29, 11:54 AM
This is, not including the picture that helped inspire the very first story I wrote, the very first picture of Midnight I.

A nice little thing to come back to on a bad night..

*hugs* for Esper and DAWW for the picture.

♫ Trixie's Mom, has got it going on... ♫


HOWEVER, for something like MLP, you may not need the same level of granularity (you're not going to be dealing with spells/equipment/levels (and thus incremental power increases)/combat to nearly the same extent), so some something like West End's Star Wars D6 (which I pirated once for superheroes) might be well suited. Of course, it all depends on what the DM is comfortable running.

Pony Tales is based on Open D6, the descendant of Star Wars D6.

On RPGnet, there was a thread on using FATE to do ponies that looked pretty good as well, and I've seen reference to Ponyfinder rules and some pony writeups in Mutants & Masterminds, so there is no shortage of Pony RPG choices.

Oh, and the last EqD Nightly Roundup mentioned that Roleplaying is Magic has a new better looking Season One PDF, and the group is working on the revised and updated Season Two rules.

Kris Strife
2011-10-29, 12:00 PM
I've had a really, really bad night at work, where my hopes of starting getting paid as a freelancer next week were very likely dashed in favor of more training shifts for a little while longer, so when I came here and read this, I actually broke down crying a little.

Doing this with you was beautiful, Titanium. We're gonna do this again, and we won't let this lay fallow, either.


So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

*hugs both*


Yay! *Pounces and Glomps*

*hugs back and smiles*


None of the above. Eggs I hate for the texture, and Pancakes and Waffles are bland by default. Recovering Anorexic means Butter terrifies me, and Syrup has too much sugar for me to have first thing in the morning, I get sick to my stomach.

I haven't eaten breakfast since I was like eight, by the way.

You're in luck, this is for Leo's new custom charm set, to go along with Makin' Bacon Prana and Caffeination Technique (Working title). Eventually, the goal is to have him punch someone and give all the benefits of a full breakfast. :smallbiggrin:



...Hosstralia? Is that really what we're going with? XD

If you can come up with better, by all means. :smalltongue:

Castel
2011-10-29, 12:03 PM
>Wake up at 08:50 after going to bed at 03:00.
>Realize the new episode was supposed to air until next week.
>Merde alors. Back to sleep.

tonberrian
2011-10-29, 12:04 PM
Today while I was out at a restaurant I saw a pony toy belonging to a little girl in another booth, but I didn't recognize the pony in question. Pinkish-purple alicorn with translucent pink wings with a bluish mane, all solid. It might have been a Pinklestia, but it seemed like the mane was wrong (but with all else that's wrong with those toys...).

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-29, 12:05 PM
Augh, so many things to respond to, so little time.

@Titanium: There's stupid, and then there's this nonsense. That really stinks. *hugs*

@Esper: That also stinks. I know how much you were looking forward to that freelance job. You get hugs too. *hugs*

And that's all I really have time for. Big Halloween party I'm helping set up/staff/organize tonight, hoping the snow doesn't cancel it. :smalleek:

Gamerlord
2011-10-29, 12:07 PM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.
*Also hugs* :smallfrown: .

Beeskee
2011-10-29, 12:16 PM
I really wish there was a new episode this week. I needs mah pony! :smallbiggrin:



Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.


...SO CYOOOOOOT! See everypony? Old Hair Luna is best Luna.


Huh. I've got a similar thing going on. I had to force an accent to play Applejack in a D&D campaign, and I said I was only gonna do it once. Apparently I did it well, and now for some reason I find myself slipping into it in everyday conversation. For whatever reason my body treats it as normal; once in a while it takes me effort to NOT speak in it.

That seriously sucks about the car. :smallfrown: At least they caught the idiot before he could wreck something else.

I find I like both styles of LunaHair, but the artist who does that blog really likes the older style.

And yeah, accents are easy to slip into, but sometimes harder to break out of. I have a bit of an Applejack accent RL.

Kindablue
2011-10-29, 12:20 PM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.
What happened to him?



Huh. I've got a similar thing going on. I had to force an accent to play Applejack in a D&D campaign, and I said I was only gonna do it once. Apparently I did it well, and now for some reason I find myself slipping into it in everyday conversation. For whatever reason my body treats it as normal; once in a while it takes me effort to NOT speak in it.

I grew up with a pretty thick Southern accent, which I've since abandoned for something more non-specifically American. The problem is, every time I slip back into it, people think it's cheesy and fake.

MCerberus
2011-10-29, 12:21 PM
Oh look, Esper is trapped in another hug pile.
*summons pink cultists to add to it*

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 12:46 PM
OBJECTION!

Cow's milk is gross. Vanilla soya milk is where it's at.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz54GILHkNg&feature=related

Beeskee
2011-10-29, 12:52 PM
Soy milk rocks.

I'm partially lactose intolerant, I can't drink regular milk. So nyeah. :smallbiggrin:

Gross: Highlight at your own risk: Well, I *can* drink it, but it carves a path right through me.


Edit: I'm really tempted to pick up Tropico 4. I just know if I do I'll end up playing it all weekend though.


Since there's no new pony episode today, I'm re-watching the older episodes. Again.

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 01:25 PM
Another update (http://www.mane6.com/2011/10/what-is-magic.html) on Fighting is Magic. That game is looking quite promising.

Grif
2011-10-29, 01:25 PM
Soy milk rocks.

I'm partially lactose intolerant, I can't drink regular milk. So nyeah. :smallbiggrin:

Gross: Highlight at your own risk: Well, I *can* drink it, but it carves a path right through me.


Edit: I'm really tempted to pick up Tropico 4. I just know if I do I'll end up playing it all weekend though.


Since there's no new pony episode today, I'm re-watching the older episodes. Again.
You should be continuing the saga of our Ponyfort! :smallbiggrin:

Beeskee
2011-10-29, 01:27 PM
You should be continuing the saga of our Ponyfort! :smallbiggrin:

Gah, yeah, if I start playing that I'll be at it all weekend too. :smallbiggrin: I thought Gamerlord was still playing tho. *checks* Oh, wait, he finished the year last night?

Edit: I do want to play, but I'd like to give anypony that hasn't had a chance to play it the option to have a turn first. Anypony here want to play PonyFort? (Dwarf Fortress with My Little Fortress mod) - links to the IC and OOC threads are in my sig. :smallsmile:

Grif
2011-10-29, 01:28 PM
Gah, yeah, if I start playing that I'll be at it all weekend too. :smallbiggrin: I thought Gamerlord was still playing tho. *checks* Oh, wait, he finished the year last night?

Eeyup. http://i.imgur.com/6ZURl.png

I rather not take a second turn so close to my own. :smalltongue:

Diego Havoc
2011-10-29, 01:37 PM
All my sympathies to everyone/pony who is having a bad day :smallfrown:

Have some D'awww to cheer yourselves up a bit.
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f37f5160a188074613d520651b8df64f/77984%20-%20artist%3AGlossyHooves%20derpy_hooves%20dinky_ho oves%20fort.png


Fascinating!

Well I certainly commend you for that! I may have to borrow your impromtu rule patches to change it from maids to ponies. :smallsmile: That alright by you?
By all means, do! Though really I didn't do that much beyond add a random species table and change maid types to elements. The rest was kind of made up on the spot.

I am looking forward to when random events start occuring though. Number 15 causes a musical number to break out, with all the maids singing. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces :smallbiggrin: (metaphorically of course. It is a pbp game after all).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz54GILHkNg&feature=related
*snerk* Hah! Nice. :smallbiggrin:


Soy milk rocks.

I'm partially lactose intolerant, I can't drink regular milk. So nyeah. :smallbiggrin:
Honestly, I started drinking soya because I had a cold (regular milk forms mucus) and I never went back. Real milk makes me gag.

Unless it's chocolate flavoured. Then I can make an exception :smallwink:

Deadly
2011-10-29, 01:56 PM
*hugs* for everypony, especially those who are feeling blue today

Have a Hug Bomb:
(source) (http://bibliodragon.deviantart.com/art/Hug-Bomb-199475166)
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/061/a/0/hug_bomb_by_bibliodragon-d3arg0u.png

And more hugs:
(source) (http://ctb-36.deviantart.com/art/I-love-you-Twilight-263397926)
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/287/8/b/i_love_you__twilight_by_ctb_36-d4ctj52.png

(source) (http://topazpearl93.deviantart.com/art/Here-Where-It-s-AWE-SOME-261465755)
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/279/8/0/8028ec5ff6e0a262f45886e9214e1a27-d4bo49n.png

(source) (http://flikkun.deviantart.com/art/Request-No-Rush-252144070)
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/222/4/b/request__no_rush_by_flikkun-d464bly.png

Zevox
2011-10-29, 02:01 PM
Another update (http://www.mane6.com/2011/10/what-is-magic.html) on Fighting is Magic. That game is looking quite promising.
Oo, neat. And from the look of things that's completely separate from the game's regular super meter. Kinda reminds me of Tsubaki's drive from BlazBlue.

Zevox

the_druid_droid
2011-10-29, 02:38 PM
Could you possibly see about losing some more bets please? Those are pretty good and I'd like to see more, if I could.


Thanks Gadora!

This reminds me: Ponythread, I am considering a mini-project of learning to draw ponies. Would you be interested in seeing my progress? Life is pretty busy right now, so I can't promise very regular updates, perhaps just weekends, but I think it could be fun, although I don't want to spam the thread with unwanted pictures...


So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.


Wow, that takes the cake for sheer suckitude... I'm sorry to hear about it!


Funny story about that actually... So about a month ago my friend tried to say "Kumquat", but word derped and ended up actually saying "Kumplot". My reaction was so bad that I still hear them say that to this day. Generally in the context "IT'S ALL PART OF THE KUMPLOT!"

Yeah, they have no idea what they're doing there. :smallbiggrin:


OH GOODNESS. I DON'T EVEN...


Those look really good!

Also, I've been curious to ask. Do you have a backstory for Druid Droid? It just doesn't seem typical for a mechanical construct to cast as a Druid. :P


Thanks!

And there is a true origin story, although it's not very interesting...I sort of hate to spill the boring beans out in the thread, but if you're dying to know, PM me and I'll tell you.


Yes, into a duck.

QUACK!


Today while I was out at a restaurant I saw a pony toy belonging to a little girl in another booth, but I didn't recognize the pony in question. Pinkish-purple alicorn with translucent pink wings with a bluish mane, all solid. It might have been a Pinklestia, but it seemed like the mane was wrong (but with all else that's wrong with those toys...).

Yeah, I don't understand some of the models. The stuffed toys in particular are simply baffling most of the time...


I grew up with a pretty thick Southern accent, which I've since abandoned for something more non-specifically American. The problem is, every time I slip back into it, people think it's cheesy and fake.

It's weird; despite growing up in the South, I never developed much of an accent. People who meet me assume I'm from the Midwest. Admittedly, I live in the Midwest now, but it's a little sad to me that I don't have even a touch of accent to my name...

EDIT: Sorry to hear you're feeling down Esper! I hope things still work out for you, since I know you really enjoy what you've been doing lately.

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 02:42 PM
This reminds me: Ponythread, I am considering a mini-project of learning to draw ponies. Would you be interested in seeing my progress? Life is pretty busy right now, so I can't promise very regular updates, perhaps just weekends, but I think it could be fun, although I don't want to spam the thread with unwanted pictures...
Sounds interesting. I say go for it, at least.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 02:44 PM
Thanks Gadora!

This reminds me: Ponythread, I am considering a mini-project of learning to draw ponies. Would you be interested in seeing my progress? Life is pretty busy right now, so I can't promise very regular updates, perhaps just weekends, but I think it could be fun, although I don't want to spam the thread with unwanted pictures...

What? There's such a thing as unwanted pony pictures? :smallconfused::smalltongue:

Go for it!

EsperDerek
2011-10-29, 03:30 PM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

*Midnight wraps her hooves around you, and pulls you close, nuzzling gently.

I'm really sorry to hear that, Titanium. It sucks that we both had such a bad day. I'm sorry you lost your car like that. :smallfrown:

If I ever get my hooves around the person who did this, it won't be pretty. :smallfurious:

As well, thanks everypony, for your sympathies for me. I'm feeling betterish today, I know that this is only a temporary setback, and that it's still going to happen. It's just frustrating to have it be delayed at the last like it did. :smallfrown:

Kindablue
2011-10-29, 03:37 PM
It's weird; despite growing up in the South, I never developed much of an accent. People who meet me assume I'm from the Midwest. Admittedly, I live in the Midwest now, but it's a little sad to me that I don't have even a touch of accent to my name...

The logical explanation is that you were switched at birth. It's very common. Your biological family in Wisconsin was probably equally confused as to why their son was always fixin' to do things.

ETA: All posts must be pony!
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/282/3/f/pinktails_by_cobracookies-d4cbphl.jpg (http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d4cbphl)

That's better.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-10-29, 04:04 PM
I think I shall write to Celestia and Luna proposing that they slow the buck down with moving the sun and moon across the sky, so that I may once again have sufficient time for all the things I enjoy.

I've been saying a lot of things like this lately, haven't I?

In any case, I probably won't have time to get my pony poster from WalMart today, but I will be out again tomorrow, so we'll make this work. Poni!

Diego Havoc
2011-10-29, 04:12 PM
Ponythread! I drawed one o' dem pic-a-tures! Take a look :3

*AHEM*

I didn't expect a kind of Equestrian Inquisition!
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i93/DiegoHavoc/Pony%20Stuff/EquestrianInquisitioncolour.jpg

"Nopony expects the Equestrian Inqusition! Our cheif weapon is surprise! Surprise and friendship, friendship and surprise- Our two weapons are friendship and surprise and ruthless efficiency! Our three weapons are friendship and surprise and ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the Princess! Ah- four!... Amongst our weapons... Amongst our weaponry are such elements as friendship, surp-I'll come in again..."

GFawkes
2011-10-29, 04:14 PM
Not quite sure where to put this, but here seems right. A friend and I wondered what would happen if the Mane 6 were different supernaturals from the New World of Darkness. Here's the results:



My Little Changeling (Changeling: the Lost)

Twilight: A Darkling Antiquarian. Member of the Autumn Court.
Applejack: A Beast Broadback. Member of the Summer Court.
Rainbow Dash: An Elemental Airtouched. Member of the Summer Court.
Rarity: A Wizened Artist. Member of the Winter Court.
Fluttershy: A Fairest Flowering. Member of the Winter Court.
Pinkie Pie: A Fairest Dancer. Queen of the Spring Court.


My Little Transgression (Genius: the Transgression)

Twilight: An Unmada Staunen Scholastic.
Applejack: A Grimm Progenitor
Rainbow Dash: A Neid Navigator
Rarity: A Grimm Artificer
Fluttershy: A Staunen Director
Pinkie Pie: A Neid Director


My Little Promethean (Promethean: the Created)

Twilight: Argentum Osiris
Applejack: Aurum Frankenstein
Rainbow Dash: Ferrum Tammuz
Rarity: Plumbum Galatean
Fluttershy: Cobalus Ulgan
Pinkie Pie: Aes Unfleshed


My Little Forsaken (Werewolf: the Forsaken)

Twilight: Cahalith Bone Shadow
Applejack: Rahu Blood Talon
Rainbow Dash: Irraka Storm Lord
Rarity: Cahalith Storm Lord
Fluttershy: Ithaeur Hunter in the Darkness
Pinkie Pie: Elodoth Ghost Wolf


My Little Mage (Mage: the Awakening)

Twilight: Mysterium Mastigos
Applejack: Adamntine Arrow Obrimos
Rainbow Dash: Adamnantine Arrow Obrimos
Rarity: Silver Ladder Moros
Fluttershy: Apostate Thyrsis
Pinkie Pie: Free Council/Mysterium Acanthus


My Little Sin-Eater (Geist: the Sin Eater)

Twilight: Mourner Silent
Applejack: Gatekeeper Stricken
Rainbow Dash: Celebrant Prey
Rarity: Bonepicker Stricken
Fluttershy: Advocate Forgotten
Pinkie Pie: Celebrant Forgotten


My Little Requiem is still in the works

So how'd we do?

monkeyboyinc
2011-10-29, 04:49 PM
Wow. After reading what's happened to EsperDerek and Titanium Fox, My day seems bloody amazing by comparison.

The worst part is, I laughed at the sheer ridiculousness of Titanium's story before it sank in how much it sucks, and now I feel terrible. :smallfrown:

*hugs*

Also, am I really the only one who realises that this is technically The 31st thread as we've had two 20th thread?

RdMarquis
2011-10-29, 04:53 PM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

Oh, that's just awful. *Hugs* And anypony else who had a bad day, take one too.

Eakin
2011-10-29, 04:53 PM
Esper, I'm sorry to hear the freelance thing didn't work out.

Fox, was the car insured? Maybe there's a silver lining here.

Neoseanster
2011-10-29, 05:07 PM
Wow. After reading what's happened to EsperDerek and Titanium Fox, My day seems bloody amazing by comparison.

The worst part is, I laughed at the sheer ridiculousness of Titanium's story before it sank in how much it sucks, and now I feel terrible. :smallfrown:

*hugs*

I did the exact same thing! http://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.png

Titanium, that's terrible luck, but at least the maniac's getting what's coming to him.

Esper, you totally deserve the paying job! But this is only a delay to that, right? It's still coming, just not straight away? That's not /too/ terrible, it's just a temporary setback. I'm sure it'll work out for you soon.

_______________________________________________

Discussion in the IRC channel brought up the question of how we'd handle new episode spoilers there. Any thoughts, anypony?

Deadly
2011-10-29, 05:12 PM
Ponythread seems awfully slow tonight :smallfrown:

Kris Strife
2011-10-29, 05:20 PM
Ponythread seems awfully slow tonight :smallfrown:

Join the IRC?

Kalinda
2011-10-29, 05:24 PM
Join the IRC?

And end up crushed under a 50 foot heap of raz fox's alternate personalities? No thanks, I've seen the screen cap.

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 05:25 PM
And end up crushed under a 50 foot heap of raz fox's alternate personalities? No thanks, I've seen the screen cap.
Razzimilation is so last Ponythread. Now we're all talking to Discord instead.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 05:26 PM
Join the IRC?

Not gonna happen, I'm afraid.

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

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 05:31 PM
Not gonna happen, I'm afraid.

http://i.imgur.com/jgqXQ.png
Attempting to hold on to the last piece of your sanity, huh?

Deadly
2011-10-29, 05:34 PM
Attempting to hold on to the last piece of your sanity, huh?

Well, not really. I've never valued my sanity all that much.

I just don't do chats. Which sucks when you're bored and everypony seems to be there instead of here.

I should be writing on my fics, but I'm just not feeling it right now :smallfrown:

RdMarquis
2011-10-29, 05:35 PM
To get some conversation going, here's some pics from the latest Drawfriend.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P5FHAeYUv3w/Tqx6Y9n01AI/AAAAAAAAQEk/YzTYwW5uMf4/s1600/77772+-+Carrot_Top+Ditzy_Doo+I_emptied_your_tub+artist+Te x+derpy_hooves.png

I like to imagine Derpy wasn't even in the tub to begin with.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_7pTB7yWN7Y/Tqx6TVIq3lI/AAAAAAAAQDU/aoRdOv9fhCM/s1600/77885+-+The_Great_And_Powerful_Trixie+Trixie+artist+flore centmoo+cape+fishnets+stockings.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P8-DPAFDA-I/Tqx6MvqCGWI/AAAAAAAAQBk/o2qvzk8cReo/s1600/where__s_rarity__by_qaxis-d4dw0zh.png

Rarity as Waldo. Don't understand it, but it's cute.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I14EO-HMpqc/Tqx6JLyX5SI/AAAAAAAAQAs/LWznicdG_No/s1600/fluttershy_knitting_by_zwivel-d4e943c.png

She's adorable. :smallbiggrin:

GFawkes
2011-10-29, 05:37 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P8-DPAFDA-I/Tqx6MvqCGWI/AAAAAAAAQBk/o2qvzk8cReo/s1600/where__s_rarity__by_qaxis-d4dw0zh.png

Rarity as Waldo. Don't understand it, but it's cute.


If you've seen Luna Eclipsed, it's hilarious.

Kalinda
2011-10-29, 05:38 PM
Well, not really. I've never valued my sanity all that much.

I just don't do chats. Which sucks when you're bored and everypony seems to be there instead of here.

I should be writing on my fics, but I'm just not feeling it right now :smallfrown:

I know the feeling. I've semi-promised to take a stab at a fic with Twilight organizing the library and explaining the Dewdrop Decimal & Library of Canterlot cataloging systems to anyone in earshot, but I can't get started.

RdMarquis
2011-10-29, 05:39 PM
If you've seen Luna Eclipsed, it's hilarious.

Oh, right! I never even thought of that. :smalltongue:

Deadly
2011-10-29, 05:40 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_7pTB7yWN7Y/Tqx6TVIq3lI/AAAAAAAAQDU/aoRdOv9fhCM/s1600/77885+-+The_Great_And_Powerful_Trixie+Trixie+artist+flore centmoo+cape+fishnets+stockings.png

Seemed like a slightly weak Drawfriend this time, but I like this Trixie.



I know the feeling. I've semi-promised to take a stab at a fic with Twilight organizing the library and explaining the Dewdrop Decimal & Library of Canterlot cataloging systems to anyone in earshot, but I can't get started.

Getting started is often the hard part.

Lately it seems I can only write short bits, then I burn out and take forever to get started again.

monkeyboyinc
2011-10-29, 05:40 PM
Hurray! Not losing work due to running out of undos make me happy!

Edit: Oh great, I've appeared to have killed the chat.
Quick! Someone say something interesting!

Saposhiente
2011-10-29, 06:06 PM
Imma just leave this here:

Count to 50 II: Ponies vs Non-Ponies (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220680&page=2)
The ponies are doing poorly atm.

[/trollalert the horde]

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-29, 06:10 PM
Razzimilation is so last Ponythread. Now we're all talking to Discord instead.

Wait, what? :smallconfused: ..Is..is John DeLancie in the IRC?!

Kindablue
2011-10-29, 06:14 PM
Imma just leave this here:

Count to 50 II: Ponies vs Non-Ponies (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220680&page=2)
The ponies are doing poorly atm.

[/trollalert the horde]

What do the rules say about donkeys?

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 06:20 PM
Wait, what? :smallconfused: ..Is..is John DeLancie in the IRC?!
Well, I don't think so. No way to be sure, though, but it's not probable. It might also be the character itself posting though the dimensional boundaries or something, which might be more probable.

Callos_DeTerran
2011-10-29, 06:30 PM
Well, I don't think so. No way to be sure, though, but it's not probable. It might also be the character itself posting though the dimensional boundaries or something, which might be more probable.

Oh....is it weird I find that less exciting then if DeLancie was in there?

GFawkes
2011-10-29, 06:31 PM
Where is this IRC you speak of? It interests me.

Neoseanster
2011-10-29, 06:32 PM
Reposting from the other thread!

Titanium Fox & Jade's IRC info:


Good News Everypony!

The #ponythread IRC channel is now online! Below is Jade's handy dandy guide to IRC! And for those who already know how IRC runs, the server and channel information is below the spoiler.


Jade Aurora's Handy Dandy Guide to IRC!
Hi everypony, and welcome! I'm Jade, and I'll be your lovely assistant for this lesson! Not too many ponies are familiar with the Internet Relay Chat protocol, and that's where I'm here to help! For those who don't know, IRC is a chat protocol similar to AIM and MSN, instant messengers we're all familiar with. There's a few things you need to get IRC working, so let's take a look at what they are.

1. IRC Chat Client
2. Server and Server Information
3. Channel Name
4. Brief List of Important Commands

1. IRC Chat Client
So, the first thing you need is a program that can handle IRC. These programs tend to be lightweight, and in some cases can be, or already are integrated into programs you already use every day. For example, do you use the web browser Opera (http://www.opera.com/) or the Instant Messaging Client Pidgin (http://www.pidgin.im)? Then you already have a program capable of supporting your server. If this is the case, you can skip on down to the next section. If not however, you're gonna need to download one.

Personally, I recommend one such as XChat 2 (http://www.silverex.org/news/) or mIRC (http://www.mirc.com/), but it's really not hard to find your own alternative. Just remember, don't be tricked into paying for an IRC client. There are tons upon tons of free options out there.

2. Server and Server Information
Okay, so you've got a program that can run IRC. Now what do you do? Well, first things first you need to do is figure out what server you're going to be connecting to. In our case, you will be connecting to:



This is usually pretty simple. It'll be a different process for each separate client, but they all tend to be pretty similar. There's generally a tools tab, followed by an options tab. There will be a field looking for the server to connect to. Type in what's in the quote box above, enter a username (you don't need to register it if you don't want to, that will be covered in section 4), and you're good to go! It should connect to the main page of the Sorcery IRC server. From there, you can go hunting for your channel.

3. Channel Name
This is a pretty simple one. In our case, the channel name is:



And you know how you join that? Just type into the text box at the bottom of your IRC client "/join #ponythread" and you're in! There's a bit more we can do with chanels though. Say you want to see if there are any other pony related channels in the server. Well, from any window on the Sorcery server, you can type in "/list" to get a list of all of the channels on the server. From there, you can use the "/join" command to join that channel too! Most channels have a # preceding their name, so remember that.

4. Brief List of Important Commands
/msg [NAME] This allows you to send a private message to [NAME].
/msg NickServ This allows you to send a message to the Nickname Server on the Sorcery IRC network. You can type "/msg NickServ HELP" from any window to get help with your nickname. This includes registering a floating nickname, changing the password on your nickname, and other different commands you can check out from there.
/list This allows you to see a list of all channels on the current server.

This list will be edited as time goes on, and more commands become pertinent.

IRC Server Information Standalone:

Server: irc.sorcery.net

Channel: #ponythread




ATTENTION ONCE AGAIN EVERYPONY.

...Wow, I should probably stop doing that, huh? :smallredface:

We have a mibbit link for those ponies who don't want to download anything! Just click the mibbit link at the bottom of this post and you'll be brought to a web based IRC client, and dropped directly into the chat room.

#ponythread on IRC.Sorcery.net (http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23ponythread&server=irc.sorcery.net)

Also, Trixie, can I request that both this link and the prior post about IRC which includes the Guide and Server information go in the next OP?



It's really not that hard!
You know I hate you, right? I just want that on record.
...This can't be any more embarrassing than that picture Psycho drew of you in Midnight's Leather.
Point.

All you have to do is get a brand new client,
Download it, don't pay!
Next just figure out the server credentials,
So easy, child's play!

Just /join, and you're almost there,
Ponychat is in your future.
Make sure you've got the username you want,
And you'll be in the chat in seconds!

IRC! So quick and easy!
IRC! Don't get so queasy!
IRC! IRC! IRC!

I know where you sleep Titanium.[/color]

Hello, everypony! There have been a lot of questions about certain IRC features, and so I was convinced (by myself) to write up a list of FAQs to supplement Jade's guide. Hers includes everything you need just to connect, mine includes some slightly more advanced material. When this is reposted in the new thread, it can either be kept separate like this, or we could just combine them.


Inkblot's Answers to Common IRC Questions!

What does it mean to have a voice?

There are a number of different designations that can be assigned to IRC users, to determine what privileges they hold in a channel. The designation you'll see most frequently is +v, for voice. This is represented in the list of people in the channel by a + before someone's name in mIRC, or the image of a speaker after someone's name on mibbit. What having a voice means is that the user in question can continue to chat unhindered even if the channel is set to +m, for mute!

Setting a channel to mute prevents anyone without a voice from speaking. This is something that we might do if we were to ever be infested by spammy parasprites who were making it impossible to have real conversation, so that then only the ponies we know and recognize could talk.

You can be given a voice by anyone with OP (operator) or H-OP (half-operator) status, the former represented by a @ (or a star in Mibbit), and the latter by a % (or half of a star). These are the people who can kick or ban disruptive users, change channel modes, etc etc. Ops have more privileges in this regards than hops do.



How do I speak using colored font? Or in bold, or italics, or underlined?

This will vary depending on your choice of IRC client.

In Mibbit, it's simple! You just use the "colours" button down at the bottom of the screen, below the chat bar.

In mIRC, pressing ctrl+k will bring up a box showing a number of different colors. You can then choose one and it will automatically enter the appropriate color code. You can then type whatever it was you wanted colored. If you put a comma immediately after your color code, and then enter another color code, the first number will be the color of your text, and the second will be the color of your text's background. For example, ctrl+k - 4,1Testing would result in red font with a black background.

In mIRC, you can also use ctrl+b for bold text, ctrl+i for italics, ctrl+u to underline, and ctrl+o to make any text entered after that point default to normal. Alternatively, you can highlight whatever it is you want changed with your mouse, before entering it, and then use the ctrl+k/b/i/u commands to change just that part of what you had written.

If you use a different IRC client, please consult its documentation, or try Google. We can't help there!



How do I register my nickname?

Registering your nickname is a requirement for you to be auto-voiced or auto-oped upon joining (otherwise, a moderator needs to do so manually). It also allows you to protect yourself from anyone who might try and "steal" it, using your name for themselves. All you need is an e-mail address; just follow these easy steps!

First, type "/nickserv register *DESIRED PASSWORD* *your e-mail*". So, for example, "/nickserv register mypassword123 PoniesAreGreat@Equestria.net"

Make sure that the e-mail address you entered was valid. Your IRC nickname will be tied to it.

Wait a few minutes, then go and check your e-mail. You should have one that looks something like this:


Hi,

You have requested to register the nickname "PoniesAreAwesome".

Please type " /msg NickServ confirm yLh5NhewS " into your IRC client to complete the registration.

If you don't know why this mail has been sent to you, please ignore it.

This mailbox is not monitored. Replies to this e-mail will NOT get responded to.

Thanks for using SorceryNet

It will be from services@sorcery.net, and the topic will be something following the format of "Nickname Registration (YourNameHere)." Just follow the instructions in the e-mail, and you're registered!

After registering, you'll need to confirm yourself each time you log in, by typing "/nickserv identify *insert password here*". You don't /need/ to, but features like auto-op won't function unless you do.



If anypony has more questions, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to answer.

Beeskee
2011-10-29, 06:33 PM
Someone repost the IRC megainfopost? :smallbiggrin:

Meanwhile: irc.sorcery.net port 6667 #ponythread



Edit: PINKIE PIE!'d :smallamused:

Athaniar
2011-10-29, 06:33 PM
Where is this IRC you speak of? It interests me.
http://cbe002.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23ponythread&server=irc.sorcery.net

Enjoy the madness!

EDIT: Bah, twice even.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 06:42 PM
I'm bored, so have some random fun, with pony emotes:

http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png
http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/gHCeL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CXTge.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CYF9U.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/nKrHQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/U1RF1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jaolo.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/59s2M.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/dB204.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png

otakuryoga
2011-10-29, 06:45 PM
here it is for you AOTRS

Tonight's the night! I can feel it from the tip of my tongue to the tip of my tail. Tonight is the night i finally get a kiss from my Lady.

Ahhhh, my Lady, why am I so enamored with you? Is it your long silky tail? Your luminous white coat? Your haughty mannerisms that let all who observe you know they can never truly be your equal? You captured my heart the very first time i laid eyes upon you.

And yet... whatever I tried to impress you seemed to fail, with you hardly seeming to notice me at all. But no longer, for tonight I have the perfect plan. After tonight my friend Pinkie shall no longer have to keep the secret of my love for you.

Sundown. Time to go. This is it, I will get that kiss tonight! All preperations are complete.
Hours spent using all of Ponyvilles hot water in the bath til i gleam? Check!
My Lady's favorite treats gathered? Check!
Said treats laid out for a romantic moonlit picnic? Check!
Looking totally handsome in my top hat & tails? Check & Double Check!

Just one final detail to take care of as i walk to my Lady's home. Entering the shop of Roseluck, she takes one glance at me and knows that Romance is afoot tonight. She is more than happy to supply me with a single white rose for my lapel, and a single flawless red rose to present to my love.
. . . .

Now I stand before the door of the shop, suddenly nervous once again, imagining all that could go wrong tonight. Then I hear the voice of fair Rarity, "Thank you for shopping at Carousel Boutique, I am certain you'll be pleased with your purchase."

This is it! No time to back out now. Deep breath!!
I step aside as the door opens to allow the customer to depart, though so focused am I on the task ahead i do not even notice who it was. I catch the door with my claw before it closes and quietly slip inside, catching a glimpse of a purple tail disappearing into the back room.

"Spike? Is that you? I'll be out in just a moment." Rarity says from the backroom. After what seemed an eternity, but was objectively no more than a minute, my Lady strolled through the curtain. She caught sight of me and her eyebrows rose in surprise, but i stood silent and still. She approached and circled me, observing me from every angle. Finally she opened her mouth, but i quickly laid a finger upon her lips to silence her, causing her eyes to widen in surprise. She raises her front leg and rests it upon the arm connecting us, but does not force me to remove it. My heart sings at her touch!

Oh, why did I not figure things out much sooner? This strong, silent, mysterious approach is obviously intriguing her.

I pull back my hand and pull the red rose from my lapel and offer it to her. She sniffs at it delicately and seems pleased. I lean forward and place the rose behind her ear...she leans her cheek into my hand as i pull it back from placing the rose.

My heart is dancing with joy! The night goes as well as I could hope. I symbolically offer her my arm and she accepts, briefly interlocking hers with mine before untangling ourselves in order to walk. I lead her to the spot where I have spread out a blanket and cushions for her to enjoy a small feast. I feed her small bites of one delicacy after another with my own hand until she has had her fill.

Afterward, I take a chance and gently lean against her as we silently watch the stars and moon. I feel her tail snake around me and she gently tickles my chin with it, I am nearly overcome with joy! I turn toward her and she turns her head toward me...I can see the invitation in her eyes. I lean forward and, at long last, our lips meet! My eyes close, I feel as if I am floating.

Suddenly I feel as if I have taken flight. My eyes fly wide open in shock..a pair of giant pink arms have grabbed me and lifted me high! Nooooo!! Not now!!!! I try to force them to release me but they do not budge! Curse the accident that left me toothless!!

Pinkie says "See Rarity, two left ear flops followed by an itchy right front knee means missing pets to be found at the Ponyville Park. Aww, look, Gummy missed me so much he is giving my hoof kisses all over."

"I'm not entirely convinced those are friendly kisses Pinkie, based on how we found the two of them"

"Sure they are, Gummy loves me lots. I need to get him back to Sugarcube Corner though...see you tomorrow at the Anniversary Party!"

Neoseanster
2011-10-29, 06:49 PM
Just dropping a link to this here. Trixie, take a peek!

Happy Trixie Appreciation Day! (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V6Dxs4U1i4hl941Ylk-FPKG9-MuWgCANsHDbMGecU0k/edit)

http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png

SiuiS
2011-10-29, 06:58 PM
first, a li'l something from the IRC, or; why Braz and I being in the same room phsyically and figuratively doesn't go well for some folks.

Messing with KP

Braz (B) entered chat 20:24 GMT-7
B: Aww. Nopony here?
Kpenguin (KP): I am a pony
KP: that is here
++ Kpenguin has given voice to Braz
KP: well
KP: I'm a penguin
KP: but you know what I mean
KP: hello Braz
B: Quick, SiuiS, there's no one else here! Let's try the Internet se-- ohhhh HI KP
KP: >____________________>
B: lol joking joking
KP: should I leave the room? <_<
***SiuiS (S) joined #Ponythread
S: Hm. Ok, I'm here
S: but I'm not
S: feeling very inspired...
***Linker (L) joined #Ponythread
S: OH! I have an IKEA catalogue
S: we can use that.
S: Hm. This sounds kinky. Do you have an Allen wrench?
S: Oh hi Linker!
KP: ...what
S: you may wanna leave the
KP: <____<
S: oh hey KP
S: um
KP: okay
S: nvm
KP: I'll just
L: uhhhhh.
KP: leave
L: did I
L: uh
L: did we
KP: you and Braz just
L: come in at the wrong moment
KP: be safe
Kpenguin leaves, dragging Linker with him
S: oh man
B: *dies laughing*
Linker is dragged
Linker holds on for dear life
S: I'm laughing so hard right now.
S: sorry guys, the setup was too good.
B: That was awesome!
+++ Kpenguin has given voice to Linker
S: I can only imagine
+++ Kpenguin has given voice to SiuiS
B: being able
B to talk to each other in person is awesome too
KP: is someone going to post the log to the Ponythread? :smalltongue:
S: poor Princess Celestia
S: reading the chat logs over coffee
S: and needing a new monitor
L: you should, but I should add one thing
L: I heard "I have an ikea catalogue! We should use that. Hmm, this sounds kinky."
L: and I'm thinking "HOW IS THAT KINKY"
S: if you hadn't come
L: "THERE IS FURNITURE IN THERE ._."
S: in, we'd have messed with KP a bit more.
KP: Oh, I see
KP: _I_ see
KP: mess with your friendly neighborhood moderator, huh?
S: it's a reference to IKEA erotica
L: Ahh.
S: I was planning on stuff like
S: *ahem* "oh baby, oh baby"
KP: pffffff
KP: hahahahahaha
S: "I insert my tab A into slot B"
S: Let's see. Um. "I hold your 4 by 8 plank perpendicular to the bolt hole." man, this isn't...
S: maybe if I had an Allen wrench? Etc.
KP: yeah
KP: you guys are a riot
B: ^____^
L: so what, you were gonna mess with Kippy but then I came in? Ahaha, I have a bigger sheltered reputation than Kippy.
S: nah, honestly I thought KP wasn't active.
L: some Ssembly required? Aww, yeah.
L: wait, no, it should go the other way.
L: disassembly!
S: dude
S: Linker
L: Hm?
S: not cool. I almost spit taked jet now
L: a jet spit take is the most powerful of spit takes.
L: PEEWWWWWW
L: "oh, now there's a hole in my monitor."
B: lol cept
S: MY SCREEN IS CRACKED DON'T JUDGE ME
S: XD
B: Me
B: and SiuiS here are mobile... If you
B: know what I mean~
S: yeah, this is going on the thread. Hey Braz, screen caps!
S: ... Not sure about that part though.
S: Nopony type! She has to scroll up on a small touch screen

[...]

S: ok. To videogames!
S: anypony here randomly
B: to bed!
B: good plan
S: have gears of war 3 and XBox Live?
Dis (D): nope.avi
Braz drags Starry to bed
B: him too~
*** StarryNotions is now known as BeddedStarry
S: er
S: wait
B: LOL!!!
KP: I, Uh
**** BeddedStarry is now known as BusyWizard
S: ...
S: her laughter makes me think
S: that's not. Much better
KP: do I have to leave the room again?
D: heh

Image captures

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/b432f9cb.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/eab3086f.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/a850d2bd.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/5d72e422.jpg



So is this the part where I get punched by all the secret-society guys? I'm not sure I like that part...

Ach. [obligatory swearing at Thanqol].
So going over Mage stuff made me realize exactly how much I dislike dishonesty, even when played for laughs.

No, you'll be fine. Art on the highest end is about perception; I make way more mistakes than you, Thanqol makes way more mistakes than me. Professional artist boop up all the darn time.

Being able to make your hand do what you want is a secondary skill. Drawing is noticing mistakes and then correcting for them. Good artists only correct a couple times. Great ones can correct a line while making it. But. The secret to art is just learning to see, and when you see, you understand.

Every artist ever does the same circles and lines and guidemarks and hiding mistakes by distracting you wiu more detail to draw your wye elsewhere. Some do these steps in their head, but everyone does them.

Keeping someone down with a lie, enforcing status quo; I'd never realized breaking such regulations was a moral imperative. I've been anti-Seer since before I knew they existed...


OMC, I'm using this. Also, most people can't draw a circle in one go, so it's not wrong SiuiS.

Even professional artists use multiple strokes for drawing circles. Also, for line work use HB/F/ or B pencils. Then when doing the final strokes I use 7B and 4B, since they are the most useful. F for details I find works best.

I'll be honest; I doodle, so anything more complicated than mechanical pencil is a lark for me. Using proper pencils was too much effort, considering what I wanted out of the medium. Thanks though, I will try this again at some point. Expand my skill base.

Also, as odd as it is, if you think this is helpful, look at Kloudmutt's art. It's a weird notion, but if you have honest interest in art, check out smut. If you can stomach the contents, you'll see a lot of mechanical stuff you normally wouldn't; explicit art makes the body work, where most poses are passive.

And considering everypony I know tends to draw figures in the nude, then add clothes on top, it makes sense to have a feel for how nude bodies work.


Is it possible for a medium sized pony to even hug a colossal+ dragon? Oh well, no hugs for me I guess.

Jotunbrud is a feat which allows you to count as large, and several other feats allow youth expand the minimum grapple gap.

Alternately, the size difference being larger than 2 means theycsn occupy the same space, and the pony can hold on with a climb check.


I think most ponies might be a bit intimidated :/

Only if you take an aggressive action, otherwise the frightful presence lies dormant :3


I just finished writing for my Switzerland LP series, which I started in April.

It's done. Complete. One of the big time sinks on my schedule completely dispensed with.

TAKE THAT, PARADOX CURSE! TAKE THAT! I WIN! I WIN FOREVER!

Oh, I also got my brown belt today. Whoochaaa~


Get better soon, Esper, congratulations on the fanart.

*feels suddenly even more under-qualified for the blue belt in the closet*


Depends what permutation of D20 you're using, of course some are better than others (and that's assuming you mean 3.x-derivative and not just a system that uses D20.)



I would debate that actually; standard critical hits are only a 5% chance and it also depends on your optimisations levels - every little helps.

My rule of thumb, for wargames is if it's less than 5% I don't care about it (I fact, I explicitly moved my entire starship combat system from D6 to D20 for that exact reason that +/- 16.7% was far too large a modifier). If you only care about +/-3 on D20, one has to ask why you're buggering about and not using D6s (which I don't find nearly granular enough). (For RPGs - well, mostly Rolemaster, which uses percentile, I'll go as far as 1%; nut even in my variant of that, most bonuses are in the multiples of 5.)

HOWEVER, for something like MLP, you may not need the same level of granularity (you're not going to be dealing with spells/equipment/levels (and thus incremental power increases)/combat to nearly the same extent), so some something like West End's Star Wars D6 (which I pirated once for superheroes) might be well suited. Of course, it all depends on what the DM is comfortable running.

('Twere it me, everypony'd be lucky to get away with playing D&D (i.e. 3.Aotrs) and not Rolemaster Pony...!)

Ugh. One more post. One more post. if I'd scrolled down just a bit, I could have just said "I agree with Bleakbane" instead of making myself look dumb.



Also, AppleDash twister can end in only two possible ways <.< >.>

Dash winning, and dash winning EPICALLY, right?


Are ponies XX now? :smallconfused:

I don't get it.

-

EDIT:

Discussion in the IRC channel brought up the question of how we'd handle new episode spoilers there. Any thoughts, anypony?

It's possible to make side channels. We could have ponies ask in the main chat to be included in the spoilers discussion, and then they can be invited. We can the. Have Ponythread tab and pony spoilers tab, and ne'er the two shall meet.

Though I personally feel 'rules' for the IRC somewhat defeats the point, this is the best idea I have for it.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-29, 07:13 PM
here it is for you AOTRS

Tonight's the night! I can feel it from the tip of my tongue to the tip of my tail. Tonight is the night i finally get a kiss from my Lady.

Ahhhh, my Lady, why am I so enamored with you? Is it your long silky tail? Your luminous white coat? Your haughty mannerisms that let all who observe you know they can never truly be your equal? You captured my heart the very first time i laid eyes upon you.

And yet... whatever I tried to impress you seemed to fail, with you hardly seeming to notice me at all. But no longer, for tonight I have the perfect plan. After tonight my friend Pinkie shall no longer have to keep the secret of my love for you.

Sundown. Time to go. This is it, I will get that kiss tonight! All preperations are complete.
Hours spent using all of Ponyvilles hot water in the bath til i gleam? Check!
My Lady's favorite treats gathered? Check!
Said treats laid out for a romantic moonlit picnic? Check!
Looking totally handsome in my top hat & tails? Check & Double Check!

Just one final detail to take care of as i walk to my Lady's home. Entering the shop of Roseluck, she takes one glance at me and knows that Romance is afoot tonight. She is more than happy to supply me with a single white rose for my lapel, and a single flawless red rose to present to my love.
. . . .

Now I stand before the door of the shop, suddenly nervous once again, imagining all that could go wrong tonight. Then I hear the voice of fair Rarity, "Thank you for shopping at Carousel Boutique, I am certain you'll be pleased with your purchase."

This is it! No time to back out now. Deep breath!!
I step aside as the door opens to allow the customer to depart, though so focused am I on the task ahead i do not even notice who it was. I catch the door with my claw before it closes and quietly slip inside, catching a glimpse of a purple tail disappearing into the back room.

"Spike? Is that you? I'll be out in just a moment." Rarity says from the backroom. After what seemed an eternity, but was objectively no more than a minute, my Lady strolled through the curtain. She caught sight of me and her eyebrows rose in surprise, but i stood silent and still. She approached and circled me, observing me from every angle. Finally she opened her mouth, but i quickly laid a finger upon her lips to silence her, causing her eyes to widen in surprise. She raises her front leg and rests it upon the arm connecting us, but does not force me to remove it. My heart sings at her touch!

Oh, why did I not figure things out much sooner? This strong, silent, mysterious approach is obviously intriguing her.

I pull back my hand and pull the red rose from my lapel and offer it to her. She sniffs at it delicately and seems pleased. I lean forward and place the rose behind her ear...she leans her cheek into my hand as i pull it back from placing the rose.

My heart is dancing with joy! The night goes as well as I could hope. I symbolically offer her my arm and she accepts, briefly interlocking hers with mine before untangling ourselves in order to walk. I lead her to the spot where I have spread out a blanket and cushions for her to enjoy a small feast. I feed her small bites of one delicacy after another with my own hand until she has had her fill.

Afterward, I take a chance and gently lean against her as we silently watch the stars and moon. I feel her tail snake around me and she gently tickles my chin with it, I am nearly overcome with joy! I turn toward her and she turns her head toward me...I can see the invitation in her eyes. I lean forward and, at long last, our lips meet! My eyes close, I feel as if I am floating.

Suddenly I feel as if I have taken flight. My eyes fly wide open in shock..a pair of giant pink arms have grabbed me and lifted me high! Nooooo!! Not now!!!! I try to force them to release me but they do not budge! Curse the accident that left me toothless!!

Pinkie says "See Rarity, two left ear flops followed by an itchy right front knee means missing pets to be found at the Ponyville Park. Aww, look, Gummy missed me so much he is giving my hoof kisses all over."

"I'm not entirely convinced those are friendly kisses Pinkie, based on how we found the two of them"

"Sure they are, Gummy loves me lots. I need to get him back to Sugarcube Corner though...see you tomorrow at the Anniversary Party!"



Oh, great, I've been waiting for this!

*reads*

Hehe, awesome, it's about time that Spike got his...

...

...

?!?!?!?

Gummy?

Gummy!?

GUMMY!?!?!?

...

...

*skullpalm*

I...cannot believe I actually fell for that so completely!

*skulldesk*

You-

You!

You...

*through gritted teeth* Well...played...otakuryoga.

Well.

Played.

Kindablue
2011-10-29, 07:22 PM
here it is for you AOTRS*snip*

That was really good. :smallbiggrin:

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 07:23 PM
I would debate that actually; standard critical hits are only a 5% chance and it also depends on your optimisations levels - every little helps.

My rule of thumb, for wargames is if it's less than 5% I don't care about it (I fact, I explicitly moved my entire starship combat system from D6 to D20 for that exact reason that +/- 16.7% was far too large a modifier). If you only care about +/-3 on D20, one has to ask why you're buggering about and not using D6s (which I don't find nearly granular enough). (For RPGs - well, mostly Rolemaster, which uses percentile, I'll go as far as 1%; nut even in my variant of that, most bonuses are in the multiples of 5.)

HOWEVER, for something like MLP, you may not need the same level of granularity (you're not going to be dealing with spells/equipment/levels (and thus incremental power increases)/combat to nearly the same extent), so some something like West End's Star Wars D6 (which I pirated once for superheroes) might be well suited. Of course, it all depends on what the DM is comfortable running.

('Twere it me, everypony'd be lucky to get away with playing D&D (i.e. 3.Aotrs) and not Rolemaster Pony...!)

This depends, also, vastly on how often you're rolling. With a d20 based wargame then you're rolling dozens of times for hundreds of soldiers, it balances out (somewhat). For a d20 based RP-heavy pony game, it doesn't, and produces wildly inconsistent results. Basically, the guys who made this did not crunch the numbers.


Actually, I always thought the MAID system would make for a good Pony game, though it requires some modification (of course) to make it work for ponies. It's very simple to play, it's light-hearted, and it's not complicated in the least. xD

In general, I find that Heroquest is fantastic if you need a generic conflict resolution system. I've been meaning to try Maid though.




Counterpoints: when success is measured in degrees, the issues font matter and a game with lower variables still works. The trouble with "standard" d20 is that the end use function is supposed to be ([positive stuff] +/- [negative stuff]) + 1d20; the end result is supposed to be two ponies rolling against each other with maybe a slight advantage. And those situations are awesome! The standard rules are presented in a way that it utterly wrong at conveying it though.

Hm... This sounds familiar.

Second, the modifiers in Roleplaying is Magic swing from 1 through 15. If you have a skill which helps with your talent and a good base stat and some friends and it's really dramatic then you can do incredible things with roughly 50% of success. It's unlikely to come up unless forced, but considering that some tasks can have a success threshhold of 4/5, having only a "measly +2" isn't that big a deal. And on things where it would matter, you will have a minimum +6 - 12 anyway.

Okay, stopping you right there. If Twilight uses her special talent with her friends behind her and a skill and a good base stat HER CHANCE OF SUCCESS SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER THAN 50%. That means she stands a reasonable chance of defeat against a zero-skilled Applejack trying the same thing. Therein lies the problem.

The guys who made this meant well, sure, but they didn't run the numbers and the system is going to be wildly incoherent.

(DCs ranging around the 4 and 5 level? Why is that a contest - gah! DCs in the 25s with modifiers this small? Madness! Phrase contests differently!)


Not quite sure where to put this, but here seems right. A friend and I wondered what would happen if the Mane 6 were different supernaturals from the New World of Darkness. Here's the results:

My Little Mage (Mage: the Awakening)

Twilight: Mysterium Mastigos
Applejack: Adamntine Arrow Obrimos
Rainbow Dash: Adamnantine Arrow Obrimos
Rarity: Silver Ladder Moros
Fluttershy: Apostate Thyrsis
Pinkie Pie: Free Council/Mysterium Acanthus

So how'd we do?

I disagree on these. Applejack is a Mastigos, Rainbow Dash is a Thyrsus, Fluttershy and Twilight are Obrimos. Gotta remember that Mage isn't about the colour or type of spells you throw around, it's by how you do magic. Twilight solves her problems through application of maximum force, strength, direct power, being better than it - Obrimos. Applejack solves problems by being Applejack, no more, no less, and cutting away unnecessary things - Mastigos. I did a bigger post on this a few threads back.


I'm bored, so have some random fun, with pony emotes:

http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png
http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/gHCeL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CXTge.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CYF9U.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/nKrHQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/U1RF1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jaolo.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/59s2M.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/dB204.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png

Deadly is bored! *Dramatic gesture* Deadly! Stop being bored!


Ach. [obligatory swearing at Thanqol].

Yo.


No, you'll be fine. Art on the highest end is about perception; I make way more mistakes than you, Thanqol makes way more mistakes than me. Professional artist boop up all the darn time.

If you're implying here that I'm better than you with that progression, I'ma have to challenge you to fisticuffs.


Being able to make your hand do what you want is a secondary skill. Drawing is noticing mistakes and then correcting for them. Good artists only correct a couple times. Great ones can correct a line while making it. But. The secret to art is just learning to see, and when you see, you understand.

This true, yo.


Keeping someone down with a lie, enforcing status quo; I'd never realized breaking such regulations was a moral imperative. I've been anti-Seer since before I knew they existed...

And that's why they're the best villains.


*feels suddenly even more under-qualified for the blue belt in the closet*

Whoochaaa~

Gadora
2011-10-29, 07:25 PM
So, I own two cars. My current car, Seraya, a 2004 Chevy Impala, and my first car, Jade, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. So, the Alero was in a wreck due to the Axle and Tire having a disagreement and divorcing on a 40 MPH corner, but we bought her back and fixed the Axle. She's just got some body damage on the right side. I've been leaving her at my parent's place.

Some dude, high out of his mind, comes down the driveway and steals the car (because my father is a knob and leaves the keys in all of our cars). Drives it a quarter of a mile, and drives it directly into a gas pump, blowing it up and fusing the vehicle to the pump.

I'm in complete disbelief.

Holy crap... I really don't know what to say.


Funny story about that actually... So about a month ago my friend tried to say "Kumquat", but word derped and ended up actually saying "Kumplot". My reaction was so bad that I still hear them say that to this day. Generally in the context "IT'S ALL PART OF THE KUMPLOT!"

Yeah, they have no idea what they're doing there. :smallbiggrin:

I don't know how you reacted, but I've no doubt that it was completely justified. I mean really? Kumplot?


Thank you for posting this! Also, that takes up a heck of a lot of space in BBCode on the back end. I just realized. XD
Yeah, that was just over an hour of sitting there, just doing copy/paste and counting to make sure I hadn't missed any of the emotes. Whole reason the Seekrit Pony Projekt is split up like that is not actually to make it easier to navigate, but so that I wouldn't have to do as much counting to make sure I didn't miss anything.

And I camped out to make sure I'd have a shot at getting that on the front page.


Thanks Gadora!

This reminds me: Ponythread, I am considering a mini-project of learning to draw ponies. Would you be interested in seeing my progress? Life is pretty busy right now, so I can't promise very regular updates, perhaps just weekends, but I think it could be fun, although I don't want to spam the thread with unwanted pictures...
You earned that compliment: if you hadn't, I wouldn't have given it. And aye, I'd be interested in seeing your progress.


Well, not really. I've never valued my sanity all that much.

I just don't do chats. Which sucks when you're bored and everypony seems to be there instead of here.

I should be writing on my fics, but I'm just not feeling it right now :smallfrown:

Why don't you do chats?



here it is for you AOTRS

Tonight's the night! I can feel it from the tip of my tongue to the tip of my tail. Tonight is the night i finally get a kiss from my Lady.

Ahhhh, my Lady, why am I so enamored with you? Is it your long silky tail? Your luminous white coat? Your haughty mannerisms that let all who observe you know they can never truly be your equal? You captured my heart the very first time i laid eyes upon you.

And yet... whatever I tried to impress you seemed to fail, with you hardly seeming to notice me at all. But no longer, for tonight I have the perfect plan. After tonight my friend Pinkie shall no longer have to keep the secret of my love for you.

Sundown. Time to go. This is it, I will get that kiss tonight! All preperations are complete.
Hours spent using all of Ponyvilles hot water in the bath til i gleam? Check!
My Lady's favorite treats gathered? Check!
Said treats laid out for a romantic moonlit picnic? Check!
Looking totally handsome in my top hat & tails? Check & Double Check!

Just one final detail to take care of as i walk to my Lady's home. Entering the shop of Roseluck, she takes one glance at me and knows that Romance is afoot tonight. She is more than happy to supply me with a single white rose for my lapel, and a single flawless red rose to present to my love.
. . . .

Now I stand before the door of the shop, suddenly nervous once again, imagining all that could go wrong tonight. Then I hear the voice of fair Rarity, "Thank you for shopping at Carousel Boutique, I am certain you'll be pleased with your purchase."

This is it! No time to back out now. Deep breath!!
I step aside as the door opens to allow the customer to depart, though so focused am I on the task ahead i do not even notice who it was. I catch the door with my claw before it closes and quietly slip inside, catching a glimpse of a purple tail disappearing into the back room.

"Spike? Is that you? I'll be out in just a moment." Rarity says from the backroom. After what seemed an eternity, but was objectively no more than a minute, my Lady strolled through the curtain. She caught sight of me and her eyebrows rose in surprise, but i stood silent and still. She approached and circled me, observing me from every angle. Finally she opened her mouth, but i quickly laid a finger upon her lips to silence her, causing her eyes to widen in surprise. She raises her front leg and rests it upon the arm connecting us, but does not force me to remove it. My heart sings at her touch!

Oh, why did I not figure things out much sooner? This strong, silent, mysterious approach is obviously intriguing her.

I pull back my hand and pull the red rose from my lapel and offer it to her. She sniffs at it delicately and seems pleased. I lean forward and place the rose behind her ear...she leans her cheek into my hand as i pull it back from placing the rose.

My heart is dancing with joy! The night goes as well as I could hope. I symbolically offer her my arm and she accepts, briefly interlocking hers with mine before untangling ourselves in order to walk. I lead her to the spot where I have spread out a blanket and cushions for her to enjoy a small feast. I feed her small bites of one delicacy after another with my own hand until she has had her fill.

Afterward, I take a chance and gently lean against her as we silently watch the stars and moon. I feel her tail snake around me and she gently tickles my chin with it, I am nearly overcome with joy! I turn toward her and she turns her head toward me...I can see the invitation in her eyes. I lean forward and, at long last, our lips meet! My eyes close, I feel as if I am floating.

Suddenly I feel as if I have taken flight. My eyes fly wide open in shock..a pair of giant pink arms have grabbed me and lifted me high! Nooooo!! Not now!!!! I try to force them to release me but they do not budge! Curse the accident that left me toothless!!

Pinkie says "See Rarity, two left ear flops followed by an itchy right front knee means missing pets to be found at the Ponyville Park. Aww, look, Gummy missed me so much he is giving my hoof kisses all over."

"I'm not entirely convinced those are friendly kisses Pinkie, based on how we found the two of them"

"Sure they are, Gummy loves me lots. I need to get him back to Sugarcube Corner though...see you tomorrow at the Anniversary Party!"


Nicely done. Especially since seeing the reaction you pulled from Bleakbane.:smallbiggrin:

GFawkes
2011-10-29, 07:25 PM
I disagree on these. Applejack is a Mastigos, Rainbow Dash is a Thyrsus, Fluttershy and Twilight are Obrimos. Gotta remember that Mage isn't about the colour or type of spells you throw around, it's by how you do magic. Twilight solves her problems through application of maximum force, strength, direct power, being better than it - Obrimos. Applejack solves problems by being Applejack, no more, no less, and cutting away unnecessary things - Mastigos. I did a bigger post on this a few threads back.


I'll bring this up with my friend. In the meantime, could you link to your post?

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 07:29 PM
I'll bring this up with my friend. In the meantime, could you link to your post?

Here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11999586&postcount=1211). I'm actually still flitting between Obrimos or Thyrsus for Fluttershy, she could be either.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 07:33 PM
Deadly is bored! *Dramatic gesture* Deadly! Stop being bored!

We are... not sure we can


Why don't you do chats?

My mind just can't handle the constant, automatic onslaught of messages. It makes me freak out trying to keep up. I can talk with one or two people at a time on AIM/MSN, any more than that and my mind begins to melt down.

I prefer forums, like this, because I'm in control of when new messages appear on my screen and I can take my time reading through each one and respond when I have the time and so on.

otakuryoga
2011-10-29, 07:33 PM
Oh, great, I've been waiting for this!

*reads*

Hehe, awesome, it's about time that Spike got his...

...

...

?!?!?!?

Gummy?

Gummy!?

GUMMY!?!?!?

...

...

*skullpalm*

I...cannot believe I actually fell for that so completely!

*skulldesk*

You-

You!

You...

*through gritted teeth* Well...played...otakuryoga.

Well.

Played.





AOTRS i am off to the bank and doin some shopping

when i get back i will try to post a short story i have been workin on with you in mind...it features a certain reptile and the white coated Lady he loves(hint...she lives in a dress shop)(mostly finished..i should be able to get it done)


I never said it was a Spike/Rarity story.....

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/356/9/e/troll_face_by_xxcheshiii_chanxx-d35gxcv.jpg


I was thinking of leaving it like that, but then i came up with an actual epilogue i could live with...
please don't fire the rocket launchers at me
Rarity lifts Opalescence onto her back with a flick of magic. "It would seem as if you have a soft spot for Gummy dear Opal. Hmmm, ponies do say that pets and owners take on similar traits the longer they are together."

Rarity raises her voice. "Spike! We found her! Over here."

Spike walks up moments later. "There you are Opal, you had your momma quite worried about you." Turning to Rarity he says "What do you think she was doing way out here?"

"She was out here with Gummy, apparently having a picnic. Do you recognize the spot Spike?"

"Hmmm, there is something about..Oh! This is the spot I brought you for a picnic the night we shared our first kiss!"

"Yes, and apparently history has repeated itself for Opal. Can you see how happy she looks?"

Spike leans in to give her a loving nuzzle. "Hard to believe we've been married for eight years come tomorrow."

"Do you ever regret it Spike?"

"What!!?"

"I don't mean us.. I mean do you ever regret getting hit with that wild spell that aged you 100 years in the Griffon Wars?"

"I would have gladly given up a thousand years of life to spend this time together my Lady Rarity. Of course if i were another 900 years older you would have had to put in much bigger doors at the boutique."

Rarity laughs. "You are always such the charmer my love, more so because I know you mean every word of that statement. Lets go home, Auntie Fluttershy is babysitting the kids tonight.. we can have our own private Anniversary party before the one Pinkie is throwing tomorrow. I will put on a fashion show for you, I made a copy of the latest design from the Frederick's of Hollyhoof catalogue."

"The red one?"

"Of course, I know ruby is your favorite."

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 07:37 PM
We are... not sure we can

But thou must!

Discussion Point: If you had to give each of the mane 6 a brand new special skill, spell or talent in addition to their existing ones, what would they get?

Dirtbag
2011-10-29, 07:39 PM
first, a li'l something from the IRC, or; why Braz and I being in the same room phsyically and figuratively doesn't go well for some folks.

Messing with KP

Braz (B) entered chat 20:24 GMT-7
B: Aww. Nopony here?
Kpenguin (KP): I am a pony
KP: that is here
++ Kpenguin has given voice to Braz
KP: well
KP: I'm a penguin
KP: but you know what I mean
KP: hello Braz
B: Quick, SiuiS, there's no one else here! Let's try the Internet se-- ohhhh HI KP
KP: >____________________>
B: lol joking joking
KP: should I leave the room? <_<
***SiuiS (S) joined #Ponythread
S: Hm. Ok, I'm here
S: but I'm not
S: feeling very inspired...
***Linker (L) joined #Ponythread
S: OH! I have an IKEA catalogue
S: we can use that.
S: Hm. This sounds kinky. Do you have an Allen wrench?
S: Oh hi Linker!
KP: ...what
S: you may wanna leave the
KP: <____<
S: oh hey KP
S: um
KP: okay
S: nvm
KP: I'll just
L: uhhhhh.
KP: leave
L: did I
L: uh
L: did we
KP: you and Braz just
L: come in at the wrong moment
KP: be safe
Kpenguin leaves, dragging Linker with him
S: oh man
B: *dies laughing*
Linker is dragged
Linker holds on for dear life
S: I'm laughing so hard right now.
S: sorry guys, the setup was too good.
B: That was awesome!
+++ Kpenguin has given voice to Linker
S: I can only imagine
+++ Kpenguin has given voice to SiuiS
B: being able
B to talk to each other in person is awesome too
KP: is someone going to post the log to the Ponythread? :smalltongue:
S: poor Princess Celestia
S: reading the chat logs over coffee
S: and needing a new monitor
L: you should, but I should add one thing
L: I heard "I have an ikea catalogue! We should use that. Hmm, this sounds kinky."
L: and I'm thinking "HOW IS THAT KINKY"
S: if you hadn't come
L: "THERE IS FURNITURE IN THERE ._."
S: in, we'd have messed with KP a bit more.
KP: Oh, I see
KP: _I_ see
KP: mess with your friendly neighborhood moderator, huh?
S: it's a reference to IKEA erotica
L: Ahh.
S: I was planning on stuff like
S: *ahem* "oh baby, oh baby"
KP: pffffff
KP: hahahahahaha
S: "I insert my tab A into slot B"
S: Let's see. Um. "I hold your 4 by 8 plank perpendicular to the bolt hole." man, this isn't...
S: maybe if I had an Allen wrench? Etc.
KP: yeah
KP: you guys are a riot
B: ^____^
L: so what, you were gonna mess with Kippy but then I came in? Ahaha, I have a bigger sheltered reputation than Kippy.
S: nah, honestly I thought KP wasn't active.
L: some Ssembly required? Aww, yeah.
L: wait, no, it should go the other way.
L: disassembly!
S: dude
S: Linker
L: Hm?
S: not cool. I almost spit taked jet now
L: a jet spit take is the most powerful of spit takes.
L: PEEWWWWWW
L: "oh, now there's a hole in my monitor."
B: lol cept
S: MY SCREEN IS CRACKED DON'T JUDGE ME
S: XD
B: Me
B: and SiuiS here are mobile... If you
B: know what I mean~
S: yeah, this is going on the thread. Hey Braz, screen caps!
S: ... Not sure about that part though.
S: Nopony type! She has to scroll up on a small touch screen

[...]

S: ok. To videogames!
S: anypony here randomly
B: to bed!
B: good plan
S: have gears of war 3 and XBox Live?
Dis (D): nope.avi
Braz drags Starry to bed
B: him too~
*** StarryNotions is now known as BeddedStarry
S: er
S: wait
B: LOL!!!
KP: I, Uh
**** BeddedStarry is now known as BusyWizard
S: ...
S: her laughter makes me think
S: that's not. Much better
KP: do I have to leave the room again?
D: heh

Image captures

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/b432f9cb.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/eab3086f.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/a850d2bd.jpg
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/5d72e422.jpg


That... Was pure win.

I laughed so hard my side split. :D


I'll be honest; I doodle, so anything more complicated than mechanical pencil is a lark for me. Using proper pencils was too much effort, considering what I wanted out of the medium. Thanks though, I will try this again at some point. Expand my skill base.

Also, as odd as it is, if you think this is helpful, look at Kloudmutt's art. It's a weird notion, but if you have honest interest in art, check out smut. If you can stomach the contents, you'll see a lot of mechanical stuff you normally wouldn't; explicit art makes the body work, where most poses are passive.

And considering everypony I know tends to draw figures in the nude, then add clothes on top, it makes sense to have a feel for how nude bodies work.

I was going to say one of my classes is drawing nude models but this... This goes into the erotic section...

But still a very beautiful art style.

By the looks of it he puts it through the entire line up. Paper/Flash(Illustrator)/Photoshop.

I don't know if Kloudmutt helps me though. I like your doodles cause you're explaining the steps on paper. I started drawing with paper only and I was like that for about 13 years so I don't fully understand how raster images are created.

I still find Photoshop daunting and usually stick with Flash or Illustrator or paper. Even Sketchup is easier for me. :/

Pictures: I love this, it's freaking hilarious. XD

Warning [Suggested Saucy]
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/148/f/0/fluttergao_by_kloudmutt-d3hhfn7.png

Ember_Glow
2011-10-29, 07:43 PM
But thou must!

Discussion Point: If you had to give each of the mane 6 a brand new special skill, spell or talent in addition to their existing ones, what would they get?

Fluttershy's would be caring for flora as much as she does for her animals, Applejack would be something a bit more versatile since her current one running an orchard, for Rainbow something like exploration, not sure on the others.

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-29, 07:44 PM
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/356/9/e/troll_face_by_xxcheshiii_chanxx-d35gxcv.jpg


I was thinking of leaving it like that, but then i came up with an actual epilogue i could live with...
please don't fire the rocket launchers at me
Rarity lifts Opalescence onto her back with a flick of magic. "It would seem as if you have a soft spot for Gummy dear Opal. Hmmm, ponies do say that pets and owners take on similar traits the longer they are together."

Rarity raises her voice. "Spike! We found her! Over here."

Spike walks up moments later. "There you are Opal, you had your momma quite worried about you." Turning to Rarity he says "What do you think she was doing way out here?"

"She was out here with Gummy, apparently having a picnic. Do you recognize the spot Spike?"

"Hmmm, there is something about..Oh! This is the spot I brought you for a picnic the night we shared our first kiss!"

"Yes, and apparently history has repeated itself for Opal. Can you see how happy she looks?"

Spike leans in to give her a loving nuzzle. "Hard to believe we've been married for eight years come tomorrow."

"Do you ever regret it Spike?"

"What!!?"

"I don't mean us.. I mean do you ever regret getting hit with that wild spell that aged you 100 years in the Griffon Wars?"

"I would have gladly given up a thousand years of life to spend this time together my Lady Rarity. Of course if i were another 900 years older you would have had to put in much bigger doors at the boutique."

Rarity laughs. "You are always such the charmer my love, more so because I know you mean every word of that statement. Lets go home, Auntie Fluttershy is babysitting the kids tonight.. we can have our own private Anniversary party before the one Pinkie is throwing tomorrow. I will put on a fashion show for you, I made a copy of the latest design from the Frederick's of Hollyhoof catalogue."

"The red one?"

"Of course, I know ruby is your favorite."


*reads*

!!

Opal?!?!?

How...how could I possibly have missed picking up on that?!?!?!

Nyaaargh!

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

I'm losing it, I'm totally losing it! I must be completely out of my ooooh Spike/Rarity, HUZZAH!

otakuryoga
2011-10-29, 07:48 PM
*reads*

!!

Opal?!?!?

How...how could I possibly have missed picking up on that?!?!?!

Nyaaargh!

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

*skulldesk*

I'm losing it, I'm totally losing it! I must be completely out of my ooooh Spike/Rarity, HUZZAH!

Glad you liked it


i was a bit worried when Athaniar and Gadora spoiled it in the next 3 postsafter i announced what i was doing...though i think they werent actually serious about it being gummy/opal...so a reverse troll on them 8p

gooddragon1
2011-10-29, 07:55 PM
Jotunbrud is a feat which allows you to count as large, and several other feats allow youth expand the minimum grapple gap.

Alternately, the size difference being larger than 2 means theycsn occupy the same space, and the pony can hold on with a climb check.

Only if you take an aggressive action, otherwise the frightful presence lies dormant :3


Change Shape (Su)

Rathe can assume the shape of any creature or object as well as a medium sized version of his natural form. In other forms, Rathe loses its natural attacks (except when in his smaller duplicate form in which case he loses natural attacks that he no longer has access to due to reduced size). Rathe can remain in a form he has changed into until he chooses to assume a new one. A change in form cannot be dispelled, but Rathe reverts to his natural form when killed. A true seeing spell or ability reveals Rathe's natural form.

This should fix the problem with size problems of not getting hugged (Can't turn into a pony though because it's illegal and weird and stuff)

Added an "off switch" to frightful presence.

One question though: Is it okay to ask for hugs?

Shovah
2011-10-29, 07:58 PM
One question though: Is it okay to ask for hugs?

It's always okay :smallsmile:

*hugs*

Deadly
2011-10-29, 07:59 PM
But thou must!

Discussion Point: If you had to give each of the mane 6 a brand new special skill, spell or talent in addition to their existing ones, what would they get?

Hmm.. I don't know, they all seem quite talented/skilled as it is. Maybe with the exception of Applejack. Poor apple farmer could use something to make her shine, but I honestly don't know what.

All I can think of is Twilight dancing... totally nothing to do with the fic I'm writing, I'm sure :smalltongue:

Aotrs Commander
2011-10-29, 07:59 PM
i was a bit worried when Athaniar and Gadora spoiled it in the next 3 postsafter i announced what i was doing...though i think they werent actually serious about it being gummy/opal...so a reverse troll on them 8p

I...didn't even notice that...

Yeah. Okay. I think this indicates my brain has really gots the dumbs and that it is long past time for me to go and meditate before I go completely floopy wibble spuzzit floppilydoppily spidwiddlywoo fnarg.

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 08:09 PM
Clockwork RP: And now, after these messages, your scheduled sins against the natural order will resume.

*Minor time skip*

Lightning cracked and boomed over Canterlot, causing the lab to shake ominously. What had previously seemed piles of innocent junk where now whirring, massive heaps of complex machinery, covered in glowing screens and flickering dials. In the centre of the lab was set up Charger's generator, attached to an enormous lightning rod, and multiple arcs aiming down at what could be called 'victim' if it was but animate.

The collection of pots, pans and toasters that made up the prototype life form wasn't particularly attractive, thrown together by Tinker almost as an afterthought. The life wasn't as important as the machine for creating life. With Clockwork's help, the machine would have basic mobility if it came to life, but pretty significant rebuilds would have to be done before it was a practical design.

"I have to say, I'm surprised at how readily everypony has accepted this particular level of science. Most of the time when I try something like this, somepony shows up to thwart me rather than assist me," said Tinker, lifting her goggles up.



Hmm.. I don't know, they all seem quite talented/skilled as it is. Maybe with the exception of Applejack. Poor apple farmer could use something to make her shine, but I honestly don't know what.

All I can think of is Twilight dancing... totally nothing to do with the fic I'm writing, I'm sure

I think all Applejack really needs is a Determinator scene, where while everypony else is getting knocked or thrown around she alone can take it and keep on going.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 08:14 PM
I think all Applejack really needs is a Determinator scene, where while everypony else is getting knocked or thrown around she alone can take it and keep on going.

After RD's rainboom nuke, it's hard to imagine what AJ could do that would make her appear tougher. And since Fall Weather Friends it's clear that they're probably evenly matched in endurance too.

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 08:17 PM
After RD's rainboom nuke, it's hard to imagine what AJ could do that would make her appear tougher. And since Fall Weather Friends it's clear that they're probably evenly matched in endurance too.

I'm not talking about tougher, or more enduranced. I'm saying that the Fandom has decided that "Earth ponies are more durable" but that's kind of a weak ability with no real show support to it. She just needs one real, powerful scene when she's the only pony who can keep going when nopony else can, through willpower and determination alone.

Deadly
2011-10-29, 08:25 PM
I'm not talking about tougher, or more enduranced. I'm saying that the Fandom has decided that "Earth ponies are more durable" but that's kind of a weak ability with no real show support to it. She just needs one real, powerful scene when she's the only pony who can keep going when nopony else can, through willpower and determination alone.

Ah, so the others aren't forced out of the action but simply give up or lose interest long before the end?

I'm having a really hard time with AJ. Something about her just won't inspire me at all.

Gadora
2011-10-29, 08:55 PM
We are... not sure we can



My mind just can't handle the constant, automatic onslaught of messages. It makes me freak out trying to keep up. I can talk with one or two people at a time on AIM/MSN, any more than that and my mind begins to melt down.

I prefer forums, like this, because I'm in control of when new messages appear on my screen and I can take my time reading through each one and respond when I have the time and so on.
Considering how crazy the IRC just was, I begin to see where you're coming from.:smalleek: I had to bow out due to how fast the thing was moving.

Glad you liked it


i was a bit worried when Athaniar and Gadora spoiled it in the next 3 postsafter i announced what i was doing...though i think they werent actually serious about it being gummy/opal...so a reverse troll on them 8p
I was only mostly joking. If I'd thought about it a bit more, the fact that your description so perfectly matched Gummy/Opal really should have raised my suspicions.

This should fix the problem with size problems of not getting hugged (Can't turn into a pony though because it's illegal and weird and stuff)

Added an "off switch" to frightful presence.

One question though: Is it okay to ask for hugs?
It is indeed okay to ask for hugs.

*hugs*

BlasTech
2011-10-29, 09:08 PM
Just dropping a link to this here. Trixie, take a peek!

Happy Trixie Appreciation Day! (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V6Dxs4U1i4hl941Ylk-FPKG9-MuWgCANsHDbMGecU0k/edit)

http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png


Out and about right now. So no time for more substantial post. Just quoting this to bring it to people's attention and to note I'm adding it to my signature for the next little bit. Anyone else want to join me?

Dirtbag
2011-10-29, 09:12 PM
Out and about right now. So no time for more substantial post. Just quoting this to bring it to people's attention and to note I'm adding it to my signature for the next little bit. Anyone else want to join me?

That's a snazzy idear. :D

Gamerlord
2011-10-29, 09:13 PM
That is a pretty good idea!

Shadowy
2011-10-29, 09:14 PM
How excellent! This idea is worthy of the great and powerful one herself!

Shovah
2011-10-29, 09:19 PM
Count me in :smallbiggrin:

Neoseanster
2011-10-29, 09:24 PM
That sounds like a nice-- ... http://i.imgur.com/pi5Ee.png

You seem to have made a typo. Here, I fixed that for you.


Happy Trixie Appreciation Day! (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V6Dxs4U1i4hl941Ylk-FPKG9-MuWgCANsHDbMGecU0k/edit)

http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png -kpenguin's idea

Gadora
2011-10-29, 09:27 PM
That sounds like a nice-- ... http://i.imgur.com/pi5Ee.png

You seem to have made a typo. Here, I fixed that for you.

Oi! We went o'er this in the IRC. Ye both get the thanks fer setting this up, ye daft pony!:smallbiggrin:

RdMarquis
2011-10-29, 09:52 PM
Out and about right now. So no time for more substantial post. Just quoting this to bring it to people's attention and to note I'm adding it to my signature for the next little bit. Anyone else want to join me?

Sure, I'll join you. :smallsmile:

Topaz
2011-10-29, 09:56 PM
OK, please read and comment on fanfic request time.

My story has been renamed New Perspectives because the old title turned out to be unconsciously copied from another story.

Part One on Google Docs for anyone who missed it earlier (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ll41KaYXH46C46sTaz-FVJOY3avna9-ABgw2EPzImp4/edit).

Part Two
Applejack’s plan was simple and straightforward, the way she preferred it: accompany Fluttershy back to her cottage; stay and lend a helping hoof, possibly spending the night, until Zecora’s remedy took effect; get back to the farm and start catching up on her work; and put the whole incident behind her, letting it take its place alongside the other peculiar happenings that were a fact of life in Ponyville.

The plan started off well enough, with Fluttershy and Zecora chatting about mutual interests pertaining to the Everfree while Applejack walked along with them and ignored any curious looks that came their way. Once back at Fluttershy’s home and having taken their leave of Zecora, Fluttershy began checking on the animals under her care, and Applejack was able to busy herself feeding chickens, cleaning out animal bedding, and weeding in Fluttershy’s garden (though by unspoken agreement neither pony approached the hole where the stump had been, the block and tackle still sitting over it).

Things didn’t go entirely smoothly. Every once in a while Fluttershy’s expression would betray a hint of frustration; occasionally Applejack’s wings would start to open and she would grimace and fold them back to her sides. Still, the two ponies were getting by well enough until evening approached and Fluttershy began preparing treatments for her animal patients.

“Applejack? I don’t want to be any trouble but I need that box on the top shelf. Do you think you could get if for me?”

Applejack looked at the high shelf where the box sat. “Don’t ya have... Shoot, course ya don’t have a step stool. Well, Ah reckon Ah could give ya a boost up.”

“Well, I though maybe you could, um, just...”

Applejack frowned. “I got no idea how ta fly, least of all indoors.”

“Oh, but it’s really easy, you just...” Fluttershy trailed off, flinching from Applejack’s disapproval. “Never mind, then.” she said, her voice growing more determined. “I can get it myself.” she added, turning toward the shelf and crouching into a jumping position.

“Now hold on, sugar...” Applejack was interrupted by Fluttershy’s leaping up and stretching her forehooves toward the box, snatching it from the shelf and landing back on her hind legs, stumbling briefly before catching herself and putting the box on the floor. “See? I told you I could get it.” she said brightly.

“Yeah. Good jump.” Applejack mumbled.

As they finished up Fluttershy’s tasks for the day, Applejack’s mood slowly recovered, the two friends preparing and eating dinner together and making small talk until it was time to go to sleep. Fluttershy offered her bed, but Applejack refused, insisting on taking the couch.

***

She was floating, like a cloud. Bright blue sky surrounded her. It was at once alien and perfectly natural, terrifying and yet strangely comfortable. She tried to understand what was happening...

...and Applejack woke up and fell three feet onto Fluttershy’s couch with a crash.

Rustling came from upstairs. “Is everything all right down there?”

“Uh, Yeah, Ah just rolled over in mah sleep. ‘Fraid I disturbed a few critters, but nothin’ serious.”

Fluttershy came halfway down the stairs, peering at Applejack in the dim light. “You’re sure?”

“Ah’m sure. Ah’ll try and be more careful.”

“You’re sure you don’t want to take the bed? Or I don’t mind sharing it.”

“Nah, I told ya, Ah’m fine. Go on back to sleep.”

Applejack watched Fluttershy head back up the stairs. She sighed, looking at her back. “Too much to hope that fallin’ like that meant the potion was finally kickin’ in.” she muttered to herself. As if acknowledging the attention, her wings tried to spread. Forcing them against her sides once more, she took the blanket Fluttershy had given her and rolled up in it snugly. “Last thing I need is ta start flyin’ in my sleep again.” Sleep came fitfully, but at least it came without further dreams of floating.

Morning came with no change in the two ponies’ condition. Fluttershy awoke first, coming down to find Applejack cocooned in her blanket on the couch. She tried to creep past her friend, but as she headed for the kitchen Angel Bunny thwarted her good intentions by appearing in the doorway with a pot and spoon, which he proceeded to bang together.

“Angel, no!”

“Waah!” *THUD*

“Applejack, I’m so sorry! Are you all right?”

Applejack looked up blearily from where she had landed on the floor and began to struggle out of the blanket. “Ah think so. Didn’t mean ta keep ya from startin’ yer day.”

“I was going to let you sleep, but someone...” and here Fluttershy glared at Angel, who was unimpressed. “...had other ideas.” She walked over and finished pulling the blanket off Applejack, shaking her head as she looked the disheveled orange pony over. “Why don’t we go upstairs and freshen up before breakfast?”

Under other circumstances Applejack might have objected, but she was still too groggy from her restless night and sudden awakening to put up a fight as Fluttershy nudged her up the stairs and into the bathroom, pouring water into the washbasin so that Applejack could splash her face. As she did so, Fluttershy got out some mane and tail brushes and set them out for Applejack to use, then took out another instrument that Applejack didn’t recognize.

“What’s that?”

“It’s a preening comb. Not to be rude or anything but your feathers are a mess.”

“Aw Fluttershy, you don’t need ta...”

“Yes I do. It’s just like your mane and tail, you’ll be much more comfortable when you’re properly groomed, and maybe your wings won’t twitch so much.” She took the comb in one wrist and pressed her other hoof against Applejack’s back, smiling in satisfaction as the pressure caused her wings to pop open, and set to work.

Applejack finished washing her face and looked at Fluttershy as she smoothed feathers into place. “Ah’ve gotten dressed up with ya before, so how come Ah never saw one of those till now?”

“Um, Pegasai normally preen themselves by mouth, it’s easier that way. I didn’t know about preening combs myself until the spa used one on me. I bought a set mostly to work on birds.” She finished her efforts and admired the results. “There, doesn’t that feel better?”

Applejack stretched and folded her wings. “Ah gotta admit, it does. Thanks.”

“You’re welcome.” Fluttershy put the comb down and looked Applejack in the eyes. “Rainbow Dash was wrong.”

“Excuse me? Wrong about what? Ah don’t understand.”

“She was mean to you, and you don’t deserve it.”

“Ah know, but that’s Dash for ya. She’ll get over it. If that dang potion would get its job done, anyways.”

“I’m just... worried about you. You didn’t sleep well, and you’re all tense. If it’s because of what Dash said, you shouldn’t believe it.”

Applejack managed a grin. “Ya oughta know me better than that. I don’t take anything Dash says seriously nohow.”

“Good. Let’s get our manes brushed and fix breakfast.”

***

Twilight Sparkle trotted toward Fluttershy’s cottage, saddlebags loaded with reference materials and items useful in magical analysis. She’d meant to get an early start, but typically she had stayed up late with her reading and Spike had seen no reason to wake her up, so it was late morning before she’d left the library. As she grew near she heard voices coming from behind the house, so she went around to the back, where she found Applejack (with wings) and Fluttershy (without) discussing carrot cultivation. “Hi, girls!” she called out, getting greetings in response.

“I see there’s no obvious change. How do you feel?”

“About the same.” “Me too.”

Twilight nodded. “I realize it hasn’t been a full day, but I’m thinking that what happened to you two wasn’t because of the Everfree’s flora per se. Huh, if I shortened that I’d almost sound like Zecora. Anyway, not to doubt her expertise, but I’d like to run some tests on where that tree stump you pulled up was.”

Fluttershy and Applejack looked at each other. “If you think you need to.” said Fulttershy, and Applejack added “You’ll excuse up if we keep our distance. Ah don’t think you’d cotton to losin’ yer horn.”

“That’s fine. I take it that’s the crater over there?” Seeing the other two nod in agreement, Twilight walked over to the crater and levitated a metal plate and a book from her saddlebag. She concentrated, and magic washed from her horn over the crater, block and tackle and was absorbed into the plate. She set the plate down and began consulting her book, casting spells over the plate, pausing between each one to take notes, and casting another. Applejack and Fluttershy didn’t understand what was going on, but neither of them wanted to distract Twilight with questions until she finished.

Finally, Twilight put the book back into her saddlebag and looked over to the pair. “You can pack up your cart and take it home, Applejack. There’s not enough potency left here to affect a fly, let alone a pony. Fortunately the spells and plate I prepared were designed for just this sort of situation.”

“So, did it tell ya anything about what happened to us?”

“To an extent. There was definitely magic, but it’s not any type that is easily recognized. Now that I’ve prepared the residue collection plate, I can have Spike send it to the Princess. The School for Gifted Unicorns will certainly be able to learn more, with all their facilities.”

Applejack sighed. “So it’s gonna be more waitin’, then?”

Twilight nodded. “I’m sorry, Applejack. There is one more test I’d like to do at the library, but it isn’t anything that’s going to fix the problem.”

“Do you have time to stay for lunch?” put in Fluttershy.

“Lunch? It is around that time, isn’t it? I’d be happy to stay for lunch.”

Applejack kept her voice and expression neutral. “Ah guess Ah’ll pack up the cart wile you’re fixin, if ya don’t mind, Fluttershy.”

“Not at all. Do come in as soon as you’re done, though.”
Fluttershy and Twilight went into the cottage as Applejack set to packing away the block and tackle. She had just finished loading up the cart when Rainbow Dash landed nearby.

“I see you returned to the crime scene.”

Applejack just hung her head. “Ahm not gonna argue with ya, Dash. I’m powerful sorry about what happened to Fluttershy and if Ah had any notion what to do about it these wings would be back on her so fast even you would be impressed.”

Dash blinked and paused. It wasn’t the type of response she’d been ready for, and she was unsure what to say next. Not knowing what else to do, she took off again, over the clouds.

Applejack watched Rainbow Dash vanish into the sky. “Ya just can’t understand, Rainbow. An’ now I guess there’s not gonna be any gettin’ around it.” She went to rejoin her other friends in the cottage.

“Ah, there you are.” was Twilight’s greeting. “I was just explaining to Fluttershy that I’d like to test you both back at the library to see if the accident produced a complete phenotype exchange.”

“In plain talk, Twi?”

“My theory is that this is not simply a case of Fluttershy’s wings being transferred. I think that what has happened is that you have each become the other’s type of pony.”

“Oh. I think so too.” Fluttershy said.

“Shoot, we coulda told ya that.” Applejack added.

“I see. I’d still appreciate being able to do the tests, if you don’t mind.”

“Will it take long?”

“Not at all. Ten or fifteen minutes apiece should do it.”

“After we’ve had lunch and cleaned up, then.”

“Certainly. That looks delicious, Fluttershy.”

***

Applejack trudged up the road toward Sweet Apple Acres. The cart harness hadn’t been made with a pegasus in mind, and the adjustments she’d made, while functional, chafed. Turning into the gate, she pulled the cart up to the barn and opened the door.

Kurgan
2011-10-29, 10:03 PM
Just dropping a link to this here. Trixie, take a peek!

Happy Trixie Appreciation Day! (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V6Dxs4U1i4hl941Ylk-FPKG9-MuWgCANsHDbMGecU0k/edit)

http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png

Something I can get behind. Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BJJr1PInHL0/TcYuRu8dWGI/AAAAAAAAAKI/f2H3LjCcEKc/s1600/5985%2B-%2BTrixie.png

byaku rai
2011-10-29, 10:12 PM
Before anything else, I want to say: Happy Trixie Appreciation Day! :smallbiggrin:


here it is for you AOTRS

Tonight's the night! I can feel it from the tip of my tongue to the tip of my tail. Tonight is the night i finally get a kiss from my Lady.

Ahhhh, my Lady, why am I so enamored with you? Is it your long silky tail? Your luminous white coat? Your haughty mannerisms that let all who observe you know they can never truly be your equal? You captured my heart the very first time i laid eyes upon you.

And yet... whatever I tried to impress you seemed to fail, with you hardly seeming to notice me at all. But no longer, for tonight I have the perfect plan. After tonight my friend Pinkie shall no longer have to keep the secret of my love for you.

Sundown. Time to go. This is it, I will get that kiss tonight! All preperations are complete.
Hours spent using all of Ponyvilles hot water in the bath til i gleam? Check!
My Lady's favorite treats gathered? Check!
Said treats laid out for a romantic moonlit picnic? Check!
Looking totally handsome in my top hat & tails? Check & Double Check!

Just one final detail to take care of as i walk to my Lady's home. Entering the shop of Roseluck, she takes one glance at me and knows that Romance is afoot tonight. She is more than happy to supply me with a single white rose for my lapel, and a single flawless red rose to present to my love.
. . . .

Now I stand before the door of the shop, suddenly nervous once again, imagining all that could go wrong tonight. Then I hear the voice of fair Rarity, "Thank you for shopping at Carousel Boutique, I am certain you'll be pleased with your purchase."

This is it! No time to back out now. Deep breath!!
I step aside as the door opens to allow the customer to depart, though so focused am I on the task ahead i do not even notice who it was. I catch the door with my claw before it closes and quietly slip inside, catching a glimpse of a purple tail disappearing into the back room.

"Spike? Is that you? I'll be out in just a moment." Rarity says from the backroom. After what seemed an eternity, but was objectively no more than a minute, my Lady strolled through the curtain. She caught sight of me and her eyebrows rose in surprise, but i stood silent and still. She approached and circled me, observing me from every angle. Finally she opened her mouth, but i quickly laid a finger upon her lips to silence her, causing her eyes to widen in surprise. She raises her front leg and rests it upon the arm connecting us, but does not force me to remove it. My heart sings at her touch!

Oh, why did I not figure things out much sooner? This strong, silent, mysterious approach is obviously intriguing her.

I pull back my hand and pull the red rose from my lapel and offer it to her. She sniffs at it delicately and seems pleased. I lean forward and place the rose behind her ear...she leans her cheek into my hand as i pull it back from placing the rose.

My heart is dancing with joy! The night goes as well as I could hope. I symbolically offer her my arm and she accepts, briefly interlocking hers with mine before untangling ourselves in order to walk. I lead her to the spot where I have spread out a blanket and cushions for her to enjoy a small feast. I feed her small bites of one delicacy after another with my own hand until she has had her fill.

Afterward, I take a chance and gently lean against her as we silently watch the stars and moon. I feel her tail snake around me and she gently tickles my chin with it, I am nearly overcome with joy! I turn toward her and she turns her head toward me...I can see the invitation in her eyes. I lean forward and, at long last, our lips meet! My eyes close, I feel as if I am floating.

Suddenly I feel as if I have taken flight. My eyes fly wide open in shock..a pair of giant pink arms have grabbed me and lifted me high! Nooooo!! Not now!!!! I try to force them to release me but they do not budge! Curse the accident that left me toothless!!

Pinkie says "See Rarity, two left ear flops followed by an itchy right front knee means missing pets to be found at the Ponyville Park. Aww, look, Gummy missed me so much he is giving my hoof kisses all over."

"I'm not entirely convinced those are friendly kisses Pinkie, based on how we found the two of them"

"Sure they are, Gummy loves me lots. I need to get him back to Sugarcube Corner though...see you tomorrow at the Anniversary Party!"





I was thinking of leaving it like that, but then i came up with an actual epilogue i could live with...
please don't fire the rocket launchers at me
Rarity lifts Opalescence onto her back with a flick of magic. "It would seem as if you have a soft spot for Gummy dear Opal. Hmmm, ponies do say that pets and owners take on similar traits the longer they are together."

Rarity raises her voice. "Spike! We found her! Over here."

Spike walks up moments later. "There you are Opal, you had your momma quite worried about you." Turning to Rarity he says "What do you think she was doing way out here?"

"She was out here with Gummy, apparently having a picnic. Do you recognize the spot Spike?"

"Hmmm, there is something about..Oh! This is the spot I brought you for a picnic the night we shared our first kiss!"

"Yes, and apparently history has repeated itself for Opal. Can you see how happy she looks?"

Spike leans in to give her a loving nuzzle. "Hard to believe we've been married for eight years come tomorrow."

"Do you ever regret it Spike?"

"What!!?"

"I don't mean us.. I mean do you ever regret getting hit with that wild spell that aged you 100 years in the Griffon Wars?"

"I would have gladly given up a thousand years of life to spend this time together my Lady Rarity. Of course if i were another 900 years older you would have had to put in much bigger doors at the boutique."

Rarity laughs. "You are always such the charmer my love, more so because I know you mean every word of that statement. Lets go home, Auntie Fluttershy is babysitting the kids tonight.. we can have our own private Anniversary party before the one Pinkie is throwing tomorrow. I will put on a fashion show for you, I made a copy of the latest design from the Frederick's of Hollyhoof catalogue."

"The red one?"

"Of course, I know ruby is your favorite."


... *slow clap* Well done, my friend. Well done.

In other news, my not-girlfriend drew this for my birthday:
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/302/3/2/girlfriend_fluttershy_pic_by_byakurai51-d4eeetp.png
Makes meh happeh. ^w^

I got her to watch the first two episodes plus Griffon the Brush-off a few weeks ago (she cracks up wildly at the first sign of hiccups,so the Pinkie hiccups were a win). Unfortunately, years of living with a mother with the mental and emotional maturity of a twelve-year-old have left her with a deep dislike for all things "childish," so she just didn't like them. The virus took root, though, and tonight it bore fruit in the form of drawing. She's always wanted to be a better artist, and ponies are simple enough that she can draw them and feel good about her work. I've also exposed her to several songs, of which Avast Fluttershy's Ass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKeMCXKSk5c) has been the most successful. Over the course of tonight, I have increased her like for ponies to the point where she has changed her Facebook profile pic to a ponified version of herself.

tl;dr OMG I CONVERTED SOMEONE I FEEL SO AWESOME RIGHT NOW! http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png

Over the course of the day, I also convinced another stealth brony friend of mine to change their Facebook pic to a crazy!Twilight pic, and I'm currently in the process of helping another friend come to terms with the fact that he is watching a show for little girls (no prize for guessing which one :smalltongue:) and *GASP* LIKING IT.

... :smallredface:
...I'm just gonna be quiet now, k? k.

EDIT: Ok, a couple more things: First, @Topaz: I really like how your story is shaping up so far, and I'm quite curious as to where it will go from here.

On an unrelated note (I promise! >.<), given the amount of fanfics popping up around here, I would like to put one hoof forward as an editor and proofreader. It's something I can easily do in my spare time, and honestly something I do automatically while reading anyway. Anypony who's interested, just let me know.

Pokonic
2011-10-29, 10:19 PM
Originally Posted by the_druid_droid
This reminds me: Ponythread, I am considering a mini-project of learning to draw ponies. Would you be interested in seeing my progress? Life is pretty busy right now, so I can't promise very regular updates, perhaps just weekends, but I think it could be fun, although I don't want to spam the thread with unwanted pictures...

Absolutly!



Over the course of the day, I also convinced another stealth brony friend of mine to change their Facebook pic to a crazy!Twilight pic, and I'm currently in the process of helping another friend come to terms with the fact that he is watching a show for little girls (no prize for guessing which one ) and *GASP* LIKING IT.

Direct him to this site: we can help him thru it.:smallbiggrin:


In other news, my not-girlfriend drew this for my birthday:
"pic"

You got a keeper.

Gaelbert
2011-10-29, 10:39 PM
So I just listened to a ponymusic remix for the first time and I was impressed. Very impressed. Is there a list of MLP remixes I should listen to somewhere? Possibly a website that keeps up with that sort of thing? Does Equestria Daily handle that?

Beeskee
2011-10-29, 10:45 PM
There are a lot more, but here are two good ones to get started with:

http://odysseymusic.bandcamp.com/album/super-ponybeat-vol-1
http://odysseymusic.bandcamp.com/album/super-ponybeat-vol-2

Kalinda
2011-10-29, 10:47 PM
I had a thought today, it's not terribly deep but it's somewhat pony related.

People like watching big, well choreographed song & dance numbers. The continuing stream of teen dance movies, Glee, marching band performances, people like and go to see all of them.

But the old school musicals like Oklahoma!, Singing in the rain and The music man are kind of seen as cheesy these days because real people don't just randomly burst into song and dance, all of the modern musical style films require a plot reason why everyone can dance in perfectly choreographed lines. As such the traditional musical which mixes music with a plot that does not involve either dancers or music is something of a dead art form in that nobody is making new ones. (except as plays, which have different rules.) This by it's nature limits the number of plots you can have, because well, large groups of trained dancers are not known for randomly traveling around having adventures. All your movies are going to end up being about well, singers and dancers.

Except in cartoons, because in cartoons you're already watching talking animals, so the fact that they sometimes burst into song and dance is not jarring. To quote the writer and artist of one of my regular webcomics The whiteboard. (http://www.the-whiteboard.com/)


Q: Okay, so why talking animals?

A: Because it's very hard to draw them using sign language coherently.

Q: You know what I mean.

A: Because it's funny and visually interesting, and lends an implied air of the absurd. As in, if it already has talking animals, then hey, anything can happen. Oh, and because he can't draw people well.

So kids cartoons like Happy feet and Madagascar and such can have big musical numbers and nobody thinks twice about it because hey, cartoon.

And the same thing goes for ponies, the big musical numbers are some of my favorite moments in the series so far, and I can't wait to see what they've got up their sleeves for the rest of season two. Dance numbers are just plain fun, and pony dance numbers even more so.

Strife Warzeal
2011-10-29, 10:48 PM
So I just listened to a ponymusic remix for the first time and I was impressed. Very impressed. Is there a list of MLP remixes I should listen to somewhere? Possibly a website that keeps up with that sort of thing? Does Equestria Daily handle that?

I personally don't care too much for the remixes (except for some of the ones the thread has linked) but yes I think EqD has what you want under the "Media" tab. You may have to sort through a few things to find the music things, alternatively you can use the scroll down bar on the right that reads "categories" and use the music category to help you find what you want.

Pokonic
2011-10-29, 10:52 PM
So I just listened to a ponymusic remix for the first time and I was impressed. Very impressed. Is there a list of MLP remixes I should listen to somewhere? Possibly a website that keeps up with that sort of thing? Does Equestria Daily handle that?

Yep, ED has a section for that.

Oh, you may want to take a look at this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwiv_Bt3-c&feature=related); its one of the best remixes up right now.

SiuiS
2011-10-29, 10:52 PM
Oh, and the last EqD Nightly Roundup mentioned that Roleplaying is Magic has a new better looking Season One PDF, and the group is working on the revised and updated Season Two rules.

And they are looking for artists!
I asked about it and have been unable to get anything going afterwards :/
drawing stuff good on purpose is hard...



If you can come up with better, by all means. :smalltongue:

Sorry my fault. I propagated Hosstralia so I could call Thanqol ol' Hoss.
He's a Hossie/Ausie!



And that's all I really have time for. Big Halloween party I'm helping set up/staff/organize tonight, hoping the snow doesn't cancel it. :smalleek:

Rock the Samhain spectacular mate!


Thanks Gadora!

This reminds me: Ponythread, I am considering a mini-project of learning to draw ponies. Would you be interested in seeing my progress? Life is pretty busy right now, so I can't promise very regular updates, perhaps just weekends, but I think it could be fun, although I don't want to spam the thread with unwanted pictures...
.

Do it!

And I always imagine a warforged Druid working out like a transformer.
That is, awesomely.


Not quite sure where to put this, but here seems right. A friend and I wondered what would happen if the Mane 6 were different supernaturals from the New World of Darkness. Here's the results:



My Little Changeling (Changeling: the Lost)

Twilight: A Darkling Antiquarian. Member of the Autumn Court.
Applejack: A Beast Broadback. Member of the Summer Court.
Rainbow Dash: An Elemental Airtouched. Member of the Summer Court.
Rarity: A Wizened Artist. Member of the Winter Court.
Fluttershy: A Fairest Flowering. Member of the Winter Court.
Pinkie Pie: A Fairest Dancer. Queen of the Spring Court.


My Little Transgression (Genius: the Transgression)

Twilight: An Unmada Staunen Scholastic.
Applejack: A Grimm Progenitor
Rainbow Dash: A Neid Navigator
Rarity: A Grimm Artificer
Fluttershy: A Staunen Director
Pinkie Pie: A Neid Director


My Little Promethean (Promethean: the Created)

Twilight: Argentum Osiris
Applejack: Aurum Frankenstein
Rainbow Dash: Ferrum Tammuz
Rarity: Plumbum Galatean
Fluttershy: Cobalus Ulgan
Pinkie Pie: Aes Unfleshed


My Little Forsaken (Werewolf: the Forsaken)

Twilight: Cahalith Bone Shadow
Applejack: Rahu Blood Talon
Rainbow Dash: Irraka Storm Lord
Rarity: Cahalith Storm Lord
Fluttershy: Ithaeur Hunter in the Darkness
Pinkie Pie: Elodoth Ghost Wolf


My Little Mage (Mage: the Awakening)

Twilight: Mysterium Mastigos
Applejack: Adamntine Arrow Obrimos
Rainbow Dash: Adamnantine Arrow Obrimos
Rarity: Silver Ladder Moros
Fluttershy: Apostate Thyrsis
Pinkie Pie: Free Council/Mysterium Acanthus


My Little Sin-Eater (Geist: the Sin Eater)

Twilight: Mourner Silent
Applejack: Gatekeeper Stricken
Rainbow Dash: Celebrant Prey
Rarity: Bonepicker Stricken
Fluttershy: Advocate Forgotten
Pinkie Pie: Celebrant Forgotten


My Little Requiem is still in the works

So how'd we do?

Rarity is one of those moments where you tell me she's an orderly necromancer and I say "why didn't I ever use those words before! That's perfect!" although I could see a subtler Mastigos working for her.

Twilight I'm not sure on. I'm guessing you picked Mastigos because of the constant teleporting, but if she could actually scan thoughts she wouldn't be in half the problems she is.

Another fellow posed, I believe, Obrimos; twilight solves all of her problems (effectively or not) like Tim the tool man Taylor. MORE POWER. Town in disarray? Build a new one! Parasites eating everything? Directly rear their metabolisms! Make Fluttershy look bad? Contort her body! Friend walking away? Constantly occupy space 3 meters ahead of her! Magi isn't working? More magic!

The rest I'm too new to the set-up to comment on. Except Fluttershy, who fits apostate but makes me sad thereby. Nopony should be apostate.


Ponythread seems awfully slow tonight :smallfrown:

Awww, sorry deadly. It's the logical counterpoint to everypony complaining about thread speed and us finding a redirect though.

If it Makes you feel better it's all circumstantial. My schedule is finally wearin on me; I have a mess of quotes I'm too fatigues to even worry about not formatting. I'm kinda staring dazedly at my phone watching my fingers dance as we speak.

Dance thmbsies dance! Minuet! Waltz! Salsa! Strut!

Heeeheeehehehehehe.
I need a nap XD


If you've seen Luna Eclipsed, it's hilarious.

I totally wouldn't have gotten that myself XD


I know the feeling. I've semi-promised to take a stab at a fic with Twilight organizing the library and explaining the Dewdrop Decimal & Library of Canterlot cataloging systems to anyone in earshot, but I can't get started.

I'd be interested, if twilight were willing. That sounds really entertaining.

But my judgement is suspect; seethe dancing thumbs....


Reposting from the other thread!

Titanium Fox & Jade's IRC info:


Hello, everypony! There have been a lot of questions about certain IRC features, and so I was convinced (by myself) to write up a list of FAQs to supplement Jade's guide. Hers includes everything you need just to connect, mine includes some slightly more advanced material. When this is reposted in the new thread, it can either be kept separate like this, or we could just combine them.


Inkblot's Answers to Common IRC Questions!

What does it mean to have a voice?

There are a number of different designations that can be assigned to IRC users, to determine what privileges they hold in a channel. The designation you'll see most frequently is +v, for voice. This is represented in the list of people in the channel by a + before someone's name in mIRC, or the image of a speaker after someone's name on mibbit. What having a voice means is that the user in question can continue to chat unhindered even if the channel is set to +m, for mute!

Setting a channel to mute prevents anyone without a voice from speaking. This is something that we might do if we were to ever be infested by spammy parasprites who were making it impossible to have real conversation, so that then only the ponies we know and recognize could talk.

You can be given a voice by anyone with OP (operator) or H-OP (half-operator) status, the former represented by a @ (or a star in Mibbit), and the latter by a % (or half of a star). These are the people who can kick or ban disruptive users, change channel modes, etc etc. Ops have more privileges in this regards than hops do.



How do I speak using colored font? Or in bold, or italics, or underlined?

This will vary depending on your choice of IRC client.

In Mibbit, it's simple! You just use the "colours" button down at the bottom of the screen, below the chat bar.

In mIRC, pressing ctrl+k will bring up a box showing a number of different colors. You can then choose one and it will automatically enter the appropriate color code. You can then type whatever it was you wanted colored. If you put a comma immediately after your color code, and then enter another color code, the first number will be the color of your text, and the second will be the color of your text's background. For example, ctrl+k - 4,1Testing would result in red font with a black background.

In mIRC, you can also use ctrl+b for bold text, ctrl+i for italics, ctrl+u to underline, and ctrl+o to make any text entered after that point default to normal. Alternatively, you can highlight whatever it is you want changed with your mouse, before entering it, and then use the ctrl+k/b/i/u commands to change just that part of what you had written.

If you use a different IRC client, please consult its documentation, or try Google. We can't help there!



How do I register my nickname?

Registering your nickname is a requirement for you to be auto-voiced or auto-oped upon joining (otherwise, a moderator needs to do so manually). It also allows you to protect yourself from anyone who might try and "steal" it, using your name for themselves. All you need is an e-mail address; just follow these easy steps!

First, type "/nickserv register *DESIRED PASSWORD* *your e-mail*". So, for example, "/nickserv register mypassword123 PoniesAreGreat@Equestria.net"

Make sure that the e-mail address you entered was valid. Your IRC nickname will be tied to it.

Wait a few minutes, then go and check your e-mail. You should have one that looks something like this:



It will be from services@sorcery.net, and the topic will be something following the format of "Nickname Registration (YourNameHere)." Just follow the instructions in the e-mail, and you're registered!

After registering, you'll need to confirm yourself each time you log in, by typing "/nickserv identify *insert password here*". You don't /need/ to, but features like auto-op won't function unless you do.



If anypony has more questions, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to answer.

This post should be cited in someponies' signature.

I'll get right on it sir!

You do that, gunny.


I'm bored, so have some random fun, with pony emotes:

Does this tell a story to anypony else?



http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.png this is terrible!
http://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.png um, what's wrong?
http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png <explanation>!
http://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.png ohh, my~!
http://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png I know! Tell me about it!
http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.png I think I know just the thing. Spike, take a letter!
http://i.imgur.com/gHCeL.png You've got it! Dear... *scribble*
http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png a letter? Why didn't I think of that?
http://i.imgur.com/CYF9U.png you were probably too busy being dramatic...
http://i.imgur.com/nKrHQ.png SPIKE! What would Twilight say if she heard you talking like that?!
http://i.imgur.com/U1RF1.png you're right. Ehheh. Sorry, Fluttershy... Now, about that hiding spot?http://i.imgur.com/jaolo.png found you, Spike! You're it!
http://i.imgur.com/59s2M.png awwwwwww maaaaaaaaan~!
http://i.imgur.com/dB204.png it looks like someone has learned a lesson about dawdling overlong on others' problems. right Rarity?
http://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png oh, yes. Somepony certainly did.

:D

Mystic Muse
2011-10-29, 11:09 PM
Because I know we have several Spike/*insert other pony here* shippers in this thread.

There is now a D&D 3.5 monster class for this ship!

Any comments on modifications should go in my actual monster class thread once this is posted there so that this thread doesn't get too off topic.


Drakkensteed (Dragon magic)



http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb443/Zernobog888/dragonhorse.jpg



Description & Details: The appearance of Drakkensteeds varies a lot. There are some that could barely be distinguished from their dragon parents, and others that barely look like they have any dragon blood in them at all. The dragon blood in them often gives them odd coat colors, and there are cases of the coat of their horse parent and their dragon's parent's scales combining colors creating grey Drakkensteeds, shimmering black ones, and even oddly splotched ones.

Adventures: Drakkensteeds do have a bit of the greed of their dragon parents, and as such enjoy treasure as much as any dragon. They tend to have a particular appreciation for gems over gold and silver. Surprisingly, despite their parentage, some Drakkensteeds serve as mounts.

Alignment: Drakkensteeds tend to follow the alignment of their Dragon parents, but this is merely a tendency. Some move above their base nature and choose their own alignments.

Religion: Drakkensteeds usually revere Dragon gods such as Io, Tiamat, or Bahamut.

Ecology/Background:

Other classes: Drakkensteeds get along with almost any class.

Favored Class: Varies

Unicorn Drakkensteed: Any spontaneous casting class

War Horse Drakkensteed: Barbarian or Fighter.

Pegasus Drakkensteed: Druid or ranger.


Class

HD:d10
{TABLE]Level | BAB | Fort | Ref | Will | Feature
1| +0 | +0*| +0*| +0*| Drakkensteed Body, Resistance, Racial ability, Strength+1, Constitution+1
2| +1| +0*| +0*| +0*| Scent, Racial ability, Strength +1, Constitution+1
3| +2| +1*| +1*| +1*| Draconic breath, Racial ability, Strength+1, Constitution+1
[/TABLE]

Skills: 4+int modifier per level, quadruple at first level. Class skills are Balance, Climb, Concentration, Intimidate, Jump, Listen, Spot, Survival, Swim, Use Magic Device.

Proficiencies: None besides its own natural weapons.

Features:
Drakkensteed Body: The Drakkensteed loses all other racial bonuses, and gains magical beast traits, (mainly low light vision), a base speed of 40 feet, a natural bite attack for 1d8 +strength Modifier damage, and he gains natural armor equal to his Con bonus.

Ability score increase: a Drakkensteed gains +1 Str and +1 Con for each level in this class for a total of +3 strength and +3 Constitution.

Saving throws: These are dependant on which racial path if chosen. Warhorse Drakkensteeds Have good Fortitude with bad reflex and will. Pegasus Drakkensteeds have good Reflex while having bad Fortitude and Will. Lastly, Unicorns have Good Will with bad Reflex and Fortitude.

Resistance (Ex): At first level, the Drakkensteed chooses a dragon as one of its parents. The Drakkensteed then gains resistance to its parent dragon's breath weapon equal to its HD. If its parent dragon's breath weapon doesn't deal damage (Such as a shadow dragon's or a Silver dragon's paralysis breath) no resistance is gained.

At 10 HD, this changes to immunity.


Draconic Breath(Su): At third level, the Drakkensteed gains a breath weapon dependent upon what type its dragon parent was. The breath weapon deals 1d8 damage per HD with a reflex save (DC 10+1/2 HD+Constitution modiier) for half damage. If the parent dragon's breath weapon doesn't deal damage, the Drakkensteed gains no breath weapon. If the parent's breath weapon was a line, the Drakkensteed's breath is a Line 60 feet long, and it increases by 10 feet for each HD the Drakkensteed has. If the parent dragon's breath weapon was a cone, the Drakkensteed's breath weapon is a 30 foot cone. The Size of the cone increases by 5 feat for each HD the Drakkensteed has.


Scent (Ex): At second level, the Drakkensteed gains the Scent Extraordinary ability.

Racial ability(Varies): The Drakkensteed gets the following benefits depending on the race of his parent. He must choose whether one of his parents was a warhorse, a Unicorn or a Pegasus at first level, and the benefits he gets are based on that choice.

Pegasus

Racial Skill bonus (Ex): At first level the Drakkensteed gains a racial skill bonus to Spot and Listen equal to Half its HD.

At 8 HD this becomes equal to its HD.

Cloud walk (Su): At level 3 the Drakkensteed can tread on clouds or fog as though on solid ground. The ability functions continuously but can be negated or resumed at will.

Glide (Ex): A Drakkensteed can use his wings to glide, negating damage from a fall from any height and allowing 20 feet of forward travel for every 5 feet of descent. Drakkensteeds glide at a speed of 30 feet with average maneuverability. Even if a Drakkensteed's maneuverability improves, he can't hover while gliding. A Drakkensteed can't glide while carrying a medium or heavy load.

If a Drakkensteed becomes unconscious or helpless while in midair, his wings naturally unfurl, and powerful ligaments stiffen them. The Drakkensteed descends slowly in a tight corkscrew and takes only 1d6 points of falling damage, no matter the actual distance of the fall.

Flight (ex): At 6 HD, the Drakkensteed gains a flight speed of 10' Per HD, with poor maneuverability. The Maneuverability doesn't increase naturally, but it can take the improved maneuverability feat without meeting the pre-requisites.


Warhorse
Powerful Build (Ex): At first level, the Drakkensteed gains the benefit of Powerful build.

Trample (Ex): At second level, the Drakkensteed can make a trample attack. As a full-round action, a Drakkensteed can move up to 100 feet and literally run over creatures one size catory smaller than it, dealing 1d6+1 ½ strength modifier bludgeoning damage with a reflex save (DC 10+1/2 HD+Constitution modifier) for half damage to each target. literally running over its opponents. If enemies in its way are at least 1 size category smaller than the Drakkensteed.

Damage Reduction (Ex): At third level, the Drakkensteed's Draconic inheritance has become more in synch with its Warhorse body. The Scales covering its body become more resilient, granting it resistance to mundane weapons. The Drakkensteed Gains DR/magic equal to half its HD.

At 10 HD, its scales become more resilient still, granting it resistance to Slashing and piercing weapons. His Damage Reduction becomes DR/Bludgeoning and Magic.


Growth (Ex):
At 4 HD the Drakkensteed becomes large size and loses powerful build
At 8 HD the Drakkensteed regains powerful build
At 12 HD the Drakkensteed becomes Huge size and loses powerful build
At 16 HD the Drakkensteed regains powerful build
At 20 HD the Drakkensteed becomes Gargantuan size and loses powerful Build.

Unicorn

Cantrips (Su): At first level, the Drakkensteed gains Mage hand, ghost sound, light, prestidigitation and mending as SLAs at will.

Resistance (Ex): At second level, the Drakkensteed gains a resistance to Poison, charm, and compulsion effects equal to its HD.

At 8 HD this becomes immunity.

At 12 HD the Drakkensteed becomes immune to all diseases.

At 15 HD the Drakkensteed becomes immune to non-beneficial mind affecting effects.
Deliver us from Evil(Su): At 3rd level, the Drakkensteed is protected as if by a constant Protection from evil effect with a caster level equal to its HD. This ability can be negated or resumed at will as a free action.

At 8 HD the effect is improved to a Magic Circle against evil effect centered on the Drakkensteed.

At 18 HD the effect is improved to a Holy Aura Effect centered on the Drakkensteed.

The Save DCs for these effects are equal to 10+1/2 HD+Charisma modifier, and the caster level for the effects is equal to the Drakkensteed's HD.



Flight (Ex): At 6 HD, if the Drakkensteed did not choose the Pegasus racial path, he gains a fly speed of 60 feet with poor maneuverability.

Large size (Ex): At 8 HD, if the Drakkensteed did not choose the War Horse racial path, he grows to Large size.


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Grif
2011-10-29, 11:15 PM
OK, please read and comment on fanfic request time.

My story has been renamed New Perspectives because the old title turned out to be unconsciously copied from another story.

Part One on Google Docs for anyone who missed it earlier (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ll41KaYXH46C46sTaz-FVJOY3avna9-ABgw2EPzImp4/edit).

Part Two
Applejack’s plan was simple and straightforward, the way she preferred it: accompany Fluttershy back to her cottage; stay and lend a helping hoof, possibly spending the night, until Zecora’s remedy took effect; get back to the farm and start catching up on her work; and put the whole incident behind her, letting it take its place alongside the other peculiar happenings that were a fact of life in Ponyville.

The plan started off well enough, with Fluttershy and Zecora chatting about mutual interests pertaining to the Everfree while Applejack walked along with them and ignored any curious looks that came their way. Once back at Fluttershy’s home and having taken their leave of Zecora, Fluttershy began checking on the animals under her care, and Applejack was able to busy herself feeding chickens, cleaning out animal bedding, and weeding in Fluttershy’s garden (though by unspoken agreement neither pony approached the hole where the stump had been, the block and tackle still sitting over it).

Things didn’t go entirely smoothly. Every once in a while Fluttershy’s expression would betray a hint of frustration; occasionally Applejack’s wings would start to open and she would grimace and fold them back to her sides. Still, the two ponies were getting by well enough until evening approached and Fluttershy began preparing treatments for her animal patients.

“Applejack? I don’t want to be any trouble but I need that box on the top shelf. Do you think you could get if for me?”

Applejack looked at the high shelf where the box sat. “Don’t ya have... Shoot, course ya don’t have a step stool. Well, Ah reckon Ah could give ya a boost up.”

“Well, I though maybe you could, um, just...”

Applejack frowned. “I got no idea how ta fly, least of all indoors.”

“Oh, but it’s really easy, you just...” Fluttershy trailed off, flinching from Applejack’s disapproval. “Never mind, then.” she said, her voice growing more determined. “I can get it myself.” she added, turning toward the shelf and crouching into a jumping position.

“Now hold on, sugar...” Applejack was interrupted by Fluttershy’s leaping up and stretching her forehooves toward the box, snatching it from the shelf and landing back on her hind legs, stumbling briefly before catching herself and putting the box on the floor. “See? I told you I could get it.” she said brightly.

“Yeah. Good jump.” Applejack mumbled.

As they finished up Fluttershy’s tasks for the day, Applejack’s mood slowly recovered, the two friends preparing and eating dinner together and making small talk until it was time to go to sleep. Fluttershy offered her bed, but Applejack refused, insisting on taking the couch.

***

She was floating, like a cloud. Bright blue sky surrounded her. It was at once alien and perfectly natural, terrifying and yet strangely comfortable. She tried to understand what was happening...

...and Applejack woke up and fell three feet onto Fluttershy’s couch with a crash.

Rustling came from upstairs. “Is everything all right down there?”

“Uh, Yeah, Ah just rolled over in mah sleep. ‘Fraid I disturbed a few critters, but nothin’ serious.”

Fluttershy came halfway down the stairs, peering at Applejack in the dim light. “You’re sure?”

“Ah’m sure. Ah’ll try and be more careful.”

“You’re sure you don’t want to take the bed? Or I don’t mind sharing it.”

“Nah, I told ya, Ah’m fine. Go on back to sleep.”

Applejack watched Fluttershy head back up the stairs. She sighed, looking at her back. “Too much to hope that fallin’ like that meant the potion was finally kickin’ in.” she muttered to herself. As if acknowledging the attention, her wings tried to spread. Forcing them against her sides once more, she took the blanket Fluttershy had given her and rolled up in it snugly. “Last thing I need is ta start flyin’ in my sleep again.” Sleep came fitfully, but at least it came without further dreams of floating.

Morning came with no change in the two ponies’ condition. Fluttershy awoke first, coming down to find Applejack cocooned in her blanket on the couch. She tried to creep past her friend, but as she headed for the kitchen Angel Bunny thwarted her good intentions by appearing in the doorway with a pot and spoon, which he proceeded to bang together.

“Angel, no!”

“Waah!” *THUD*

“Applejack, I’m so sorry! Are you all right?”

Applejack looked up blearily from where she had landed on the floor and began to struggle out of the blanket. “Ah think so. Didn’t mean ta keep ya from startin’ yer day.”

“I was going to let you sleep, but someone...” and here Fluttershy glared at Angel, who was unimpressed. “...had other ideas.” She walked over and finished pulling the blanket off Applejack, shaking her head as she looked the disheveled orange pony over. “Why don’t we go upstairs and freshen up before breakfast?”

Under other circumstances Applejack might have objected, but she was still too groggy from her restless night and sudden awakening to put up a fight as Fluttershy nudged her up the stairs and into the bathroom, pouring water into the washbasin so that Applejack could splash her face. As she did so, Fluttershy got out some mane and tail brushes and set them out for Applejack to use, then took out another instrument that Applejack didn’t recognize.

“What’s that?”

“It’s a preening comb. Not to be rude or anything but your feathers are a mess.”

“Aw Fluttershy, you don’t need ta...”

“Yes I do. It’s just like your mane and tail, you’ll be much more comfortable when you’re properly groomed, and maybe your wings won’t twitch so much.” She took the comb in one wrist and pressed her other hoof against Applejack’s back, smiling in satisfaction as the pressure caused her wings to pop open, and set to work.

Applejack finished washing her face and looked at Fluttershy as she smoothed feathers into place. “Ah’ve gotten dressed up with ya before, so how come Ah never saw one of those till now?”

“Um, Pegasai normally preen themselves by mouth, it’s easier that way. I didn’t know about preening combs myself until the spa used one on me. I bought a set mostly to work on birds.” She finished her efforts and admired the results. “There, doesn’t that feel better?”

Applejack stretched and folded her wings. “Ah gotta admit, it does. Thanks.”

“You’re welcome.” Fluttershy put the comb down and looked Applejack in the eyes. “Rainbow Dash was wrong.”

“Excuse me? Wrong about what? Ah don’t understand.”

“She was mean to you, and you don’t deserve it.”

“Ah know, but that’s Dash for ya. She’ll get over it. If that dang potion would get its job done, anyways.”

“I’m just... worried about you. You didn’t sleep well, and you’re all tense. If it’s because of what Dash said, you shouldn’t believe it.”

Applejack managed a grin. “Ya oughta know me better than that. I don’t take anything Dash says seriously nohow.”

“Good. Let’s get our manes brushed and fix breakfast.”

***

Twilight Sparkle trotted toward Fluttershy’s cottage, saddlebags loaded with reference materials and items useful in magical analysis. She’d meant to get an early start, but typically she had stayed up late with her reading and Spike had seen no reason to wake her up, so it was late morning before she’d left the library. As she grew near she heard voices coming from behind the house, so she went around to the back, where she found Applejack (with wings) and Fluttershy (without) discussing carrot cultivation. “Hi, girls!” she called out, getting greetings in response.

“I see there’s no obvious change. How do you feel?”

“About the same.” “Me too.”

Twilight nodded. “I realize it hasn’t been a full day, but I’m thinking that what happened to you two wasn’t because of the Everfree’s flora per se. Huh, if I shortened that I’d almost sound like Zecora. Anyway, not to doubt her expertise, but I’d like to run some tests on where that tree stump you pulled up was.”

Fluttershy and Applejack looked at each other. “If you think you need to.” said Fulttershy, and Applejack added “You’ll excuse up if we keep our distance. Ah don’t think you’d cotton to losin’ yer horn.”

“That’s fine. I take it that’s the crater over there?” Seeing the other two nod in agreement, Twilight walked over to the crater and levitated a metal plate and a book from her saddlebag. She concentrated, and magic washed from her horn over the crater, block and tackle and was absorbed into the plate. She set the plate down and began consulting her book, casting spells over the plate, pausing between each one to take notes, and casting another. Applejack and Fluttershy didn’t understand what was going on, but neither of them wanted to distract Twilight with questions until she finished.

Finally, Twilight put the book back into her saddlebag and looked over to the pair. “You can pack up your cart and take it home, Applejack. There’s not enough potency left here to affect a fly, let alone a pony. Fortunately the spells and plate I prepared were designed for just this sort of situation.”

“So, did it tell ya anything about what happened to us?”

“To an extent. There was definitely magic, but it’s not any type that is easily recognized. Now that I’ve prepared the residue collection plate, I can have Spike send it to the Princess. The School for Gifted Unicorns will certainly be able to learn more, with all their facilities.”

Applejack sighed. “So it’s gonna be more waitin’, then?”

Twilight nodded. “I’m sorry, Applejack. There is one more test I’d like to do at the library, but it isn’t anything that’s going to fix the problem.”

“Do you have time to stay for lunch?” put in Fluttershy.

“Lunch? It is around that time, isn’t it? I’d be happy to stay for lunch.”

Applejack kept her voice and expression neutral. “Ah guess Ah’ll pack up the cart wile you’re fixin, if ya don’t mind, Fluttershy.”

“Not at all. Do come in as soon as you’re done, though.”
Fluttershy and Twilight went into the cottage as Applejack set to packing away the block and tackle. She had just finished loading up the cart when Rainbow Dash landed nearby.

“I see you returned to the crime scene.”

Applejack just hung her head. “Ahm not gonna argue with ya, Dash. I’m powerful sorry about what happened to Fluttershy and if Ah had any notion what to do about it these wings would be back on her so fast even you would be impressed.”

Dash blinked and paused. It wasn’t the type of response she’d been ready for, and she was unsure what to say next. Not knowing what else to do, she took off again, over the clouds.

Applejack watched Rainbow Dash vanish into the sky. “Ya just can’t understand, Rainbow. An’ now I guess there’s not gonna be any gettin’ around it.” She went to rejoin her other friends in the cottage.

“Ah, there you are.” was Twilight’s greeting. “I was just explaining to Fluttershy that I’d like to test you both back at the library to see if the accident produced a complete phenotype exchange.”

“In plain talk, Twi?”

“My theory is that this is not simply a case of Fluttershy’s wings being transferred. I think that what has happened is that you have each become the other’s type of pony.”

“Oh. I think so too.” Fluttershy said.

“Shoot, we coulda told ya that.” Applejack added.

“I see. I’d still appreciate being able to do the tests, if you don’t mind.”

“Will it take long?”

“Not at all. Ten or fifteen minutes apiece should do it.”

“After we’ve had lunch and cleaned up, then.”

“Certainly. That looks delicious, Fluttershy.”

***

Applejack trudged up the road toward Sweet Apple Acres. The cart harness hadn’t been made with a pegasus in mind, and the adjustments she’d made, while functional, chafed. Turning into the gate, she pulled the cart up to the barn and opened the door.

Okay! Part One comments!

“Oh, that’s so nice of you.” replied Fluttershy.Should be a comma there.


“Here it is. You can see that my animal friends and I tried to dig it out, but we had to give up. In the end none of them would even go near it.”I don't know. This doesn't sound very Fluttershy-ish.


“An heave! An heave!..,"
You should put an apostrophe at the end of 'an'. An and an' carries very different meanings. Remember to do this for all of AJ's contractions, since it is important to let the readers know which words are contracted.


Twilight Sparkle realized that it was going to be one of those days when Pinkie Pie burst into the library with a breathless story about something that was going to be even doozier than the dooziest doozy ever and could her science machine maybe help her figure out what the doozyness was? Holy run-on sentence. Perhaps split this?


revealing not Pinkie or Zecora but a confused Rainbow Dash.
I think a comma is needed here.


nose already deep in her books.
I think snout would be a better word.


“What the hay is going on, Twilight? I saw Pinkie heading into the Everfree, and when I asked her what was up she gave me this crazy story about Applejack having Fluttershy’s wings...”


Twilight ordered, having shut the door behind Rainbow Dash with her magic and finished her dictation.
Seems rather sudden. Perhaps a little more detail?


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

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

“Thanks. Twi, could you please go out to the farm and let Big Mac know that Ahm, well, kinda indisposed until tomorrow?”
Lots of talking head towards the end. Perhaps a little more detail on their body language and some such?

One major problem I can see with the story is the rather quick resolution of the said spell. If Zecora's words were right, then it would appear the story would be over in less than a day. Which makes for little or no conflict.

'Course this is based only on chapter one, so I might be wildly off-course here.

One more thing, you appear to use semi-colons pretty frequently. They do appear somewhat unnecessary, since a comma would do just as well in most cases and a fellow writefriends love to remind me, "Use semicolons only to join two related independent clauses, nothing more. They're not supercommas meant to be abused." I'll leave it to you on whether you wish to correct them or not.

Topaz
2011-10-29, 11:17 PM
OMG I CONVERTED SOMEONE I FEEL SO AWESOME RIGHT NOW! http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png
Huzzah! The herd grows!


EDIT: Ok, a couple more things: First, @Topaz: I really like how your story is shaping up so far, and I'm quite curious as to where it will go from here.
Thank you. Grif pointed out that I wasn't always punctuating quotes correctly, so I've corrected the master copy (though I don't think I'll bother editing the post).

The story is only really getting underway at this point. The next part will make it clear that this is primarily an Applejack story if it wasn't already evident.

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 11:18 PM
Okay I'm shouting out loud at an English essay on the internet. I don't know what that means.

Uh. Let's take a break and look at some ponies instead.

... (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/582634)

I uh

I don't know what that means either

I'm going to go back to literary pretentiousness now.

Pokonic
2011-10-29, 11:25 PM
Okay I'm shouting out loud at an English essay on the internet. I don't know what that means.

Uh. Let's take a break and look at some ponies instead.

...

I uh

I don't know what that means either

I'm going to go back to literary pretentiousness now.

The best part of that cartoon was twilight slowly getting blood everywhere.
Thats not a dig at it, its just the truth.

Vent Reynolt
2011-10-29, 11:27 PM
*Notices the amount of Blue Ponytars*

Well, at least I was blue before it was cool. :smalltongue:

Seriously though, blue ponies are the best!

http://i.imgur.com/GOn25.png Take that non-blue ponies!

Also, to remind everypony of just how Great and Powerful Trixie is:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/86d8298f220d5c1dac6930f2cf9b36cb/7777%20-%204chan%20Trixie%20aladdin%20check_em%20crossover %20genie%20song%20wonderbolts.png
I'm sure most everypony has seen this by now, but it's worth repeating.

Now for long-overdue post responses:

I can assure you Leo is not, for a number of reasons.


Candles isn't; he rarely thinks about such things! The Patron, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to secure for himself any bits and pieces of Midnight he could.

Although, you know, I suppose if he hangs out in Ponyville long enough, he may become infatuated? I haven't really thought it through.

Sheesh, I was only joking about everypony loving Midnight. We all know that it's not compulsory to love Midnight... It's not like she could make us love her or anything...


FFRP: Blue Ponies Yay!

What? All right, I don't know much about weather magic, but that sounds like an awful lot of work. Did you ever get a coherent explanation of just why he thought that would be a good idea?

Well, I suppose I shouldn't be too harsh on him about it. After all, he was supposed to set up a small storm that evening, but unfortunately, he always gets carried away, and that night, he just happened to catch some chilled mountain winds that turned the storm into a blizzard. He's always enthusiastic, to say the least, but hey, that's Leeroy Wingkins for you.


Change Body looks right to me as well.

Depends. I don't think for a unicorn, cloudwalking is a change to the unicorn's body (unless youre running some sort of Pegasus hoof charm) so much as changing interaction with clouds.

Whether or not this makes sense is another matter entirely. My brain is full of Magery. With dashes of pony.

Since I'm not really sure if we've reached an agreement, I'm just gonna edit Raindrop's character sheet so that there is no ambiguity on whether Raindrop can use the cloud walk spell. Also, added a short bio.

Raindrop (Roleplaying is Magic): (Vent Reynolt)
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 1, Mind 4, Heart 1
Secondary Attributes: Health 2, Energy 5, Courage 5
Talents: Smart, Tough
Job: Weather pony
Skills: Knowledge(Weather Magic), Weather research, Knowledge(Obscure Pegasus history), Wilderness survival, Use Rope, Stalking Midnight, Knowledge (Cloud Architecture), Knowledge (Astronomy)
Guiding Element: Kindness
Magic:
Effects: Animate, Change, Create, Diminish
Subjects: Air, Body

Bio: Raindrop was born and raised in the suburbs outside Fillydelphia to a mixed Unicorn/Pegasus family. Raindrop had always been fascinated with the weather work that his dad did, so when Raindrop finally figured out that weather magic was his special talent, nopony was particularly surprised.

After Raindrop learned the cloud-walk spell, he moved to Cloudsdale to study advanced weather magic and weather control. After Raindrop finished his schooling (because nopony wants to hear the boring details of his time at Cloudsdale U.), Raindrop joined a weather team in a small town outside of Manehattan. When he has free time from the weather team, he likes to watch the weather that occurs without any pony influence in the Everfree forest.

Looking at some more of the rules, because Raindrop has only two Health now, he is only a single failed health check from being KOed at any time. :smalleek: I'm starting to think that it seems like I'm whining about trivial things. I'm sorry about that. :smallfrown:

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Topaz, every time I see your avvy now, I always audibly respond to it with Trix. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Fjc1hBwuE)

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One more thing, does anypony know of any good fics that focus on weather control, especially if it deals with unicorn weather magic? I'm getting kinda curious about what other ponies have already thought about it.

BlasTech
2011-10-29, 11:32 PM
Why not?

I deliberately design my characters that way. Symbolism is fascinating, and if you pick the right name or symbol then it provides infinite depth.

The name Charger. Break it down, what does it mean? Electricity. Heroism. Courage. Chivalry. Speed. Foolhardiness. Armour. Discipline. Beauty. Determination. Masculinity. All things that I can riff off, all things that mean something for the character. Mark of a dove in a thunderstorm, what does that mean? Peace? Renewal? Lightning? Forgiveness? Travel? Animals? Growth? Fury? Judgement? Faith? Every one of those has reflections in her personality.

It's complicated, she's complicated. That's part of why she's a major thought pattern. I like making characters complicated.


Nice, can't wait to see more of her in the RP :smallsmile: Stolen and added to compilation post on page ... 3? (goes to check)

On the whole RiM mechanics debate, yeah I had the feeling there's going to be alot more random chance for ponies to fail at their skill checks, but since my emphasis is on the RP aspect, I don't mind the larger-than-usual randomness of their success.

That said, for most tasks, a pony will have a modifier of at least 3-9, since it adds ability score to the bonuses for the other traits/skills/purpose.


That would be Dragonscale, her stats (and background) are here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12070413&postcount=1014). I haven't statted any other OC since her, I don't want to fill your entire post. Well, that's not entirely true, but I shouldn't fill your entire post.


Ah, you ship Gummy and Opalescence? Deliberate misunderstandings are fun.

Added to the compilation post, also it was scary how prophetic your snarking at the end there was :smalltongue:



He's the aerospace, not the car part of Rolls Royce.

Though if you do a lot of flying, there's fair odds that on an occasion or two, he's part of the reason you didn't burst into flame mid-air...

Niiiice, it's strange how often people associate RR with just the car engines, forgetting that they contribute mightily to the airline industry.




If you can come up with better, by all means. :smalltongue:

Hosstralia? Well, the best I can think of is Oatstralia ... the name of a local brony group.

Of course, that's solely so it can be used in the phrase:

"And then I said, Oatstralia, are you crazy??" Answer: YES!


I'm bored, so have some random fun, with pony emotes:

http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png
http://i.imgur.com/EvxT1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/gHCeL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CXTge.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CYF9U.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/nKrHQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/U1RF1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jaolo.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/59s2M.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/dB204.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png

Ponymotes Yay! ... I also like the story you were able to make out of them Siuis :smallbiggrin:


here it is for you AOTRS

Tonight's the night! I can feel it from the tip of my tongue to the tip of my tail. Tonight is the night i finally get a kiss from my Lady.

Ahhhh, my Lady, why am I so enamored with you? Is it your long silky tail? Your luminous white coat? Your haughty mannerisms that let all who observe you know they can never truly be your equal? You captured my heart the very first time i laid eyes upon you.

And yet... whatever I tried to impress you seemed to fail, with you hardly seeming to notice me at all. But no longer, for tonight I have the perfect plan. After tonight my friend Pinkie shall no longer have to keep the secret of my love for you.

Sundown. Time to go. This is it, I will get that kiss tonight! All preperations are complete.
Hours spent using all of Ponyvilles hot water in the bath til i gleam? Check!
My Lady's favorite treats gathered? Check!
Said treats laid out for a romantic moonlit picnic? Check!
Looking totally handsome in my top hat & tails? Check & Double Check!

Just one final detail to take care of as i walk to my Lady's home. Entering the shop of Roseluck, she takes one glance at me and knows that Romance is afoot tonight. She is more than happy to supply me with a single white rose for my lapel, and a single flawless red rose to present to my love.
. . . .

Now I stand before the door of the shop, suddenly nervous once again, imagining all that could go wrong tonight. Then I hear the voice of fair Rarity, "Thank you for shopping at Carousel Boutique, I am certain you'll be pleased with your purchase."

This is it! No time to back out now. Deep breath!!
I step aside as the door opens to allow the customer to depart, though so focused am I on the task ahead i do not even notice who it was. I catch the door with my claw before it closes and quietly slip inside, catching a glimpse of a purple tail disappearing into the back room.

"Spike? Is that you? I'll be out in just a moment." Rarity says from the backroom. After what seemed an eternity, but was objectively no more than a minute, my Lady strolled through the curtain. She caught sight of me and her eyebrows rose in surprise, but i stood silent and still. She approached and circled me, observing me from every angle. Finally she opened her mouth, but i quickly laid a finger upon her lips to silence her, causing her eyes to widen in surprise. She raises her front leg and rests it upon the arm connecting us, but does not force me to remove it. My heart sings at her touch!

Oh, why did I not figure things out much sooner? This strong, silent, mysterious approach is obviously intriguing her.

I pull back my hand and pull the red rose from my lapel and offer it to her. She sniffs at it delicately and seems pleased. I lean forward and place the rose behind her ear...she leans her cheek into my hand as i pull it back from placing the rose.

My heart is dancing with joy! The night goes as well as I could hope. I symbolically offer her my arm and she accepts, briefly interlocking hers with mine before untangling ourselves in order to walk. I lead her to the spot where I have spread out a blanket and cushions for her to enjoy a small feast. I feed her small bites of one delicacy after another with my own hand until she has had her fill.

Afterward, I take a chance and gently lean against her as we silently watch the stars and moon. I feel her tail snake around me and she gently tickles my chin with it, I am nearly overcome with joy! I turn toward her and she turns her head toward me...I can see the invitation in her eyes. I lean forward and, at long last, our lips meet! My eyes close, I feel as if I am floating.

Suddenly I feel as if I have taken flight. My eyes fly wide open in shock..a pair of giant pink arms have grabbed me and lifted me high! Nooooo!! Not now!!!! I try to force them to release me but they do not budge! Curse the accident that left me toothless!!

Pinkie says "See Rarity, two left ear flops followed by an itchy right front knee means missing pets to be found at the Ponyville Park. Aww, look, Gummy missed me so much he is giving my hoof kisses all over."

"I'm not entirely convinced those are friendly kisses Pinkie, based on how we found the two of them"

"Sure they are, Gummy loves me lots. I need to get him back to Sugarcube Corner though...see you tomorrow at the Anniversary Party!"



Trollololol ... liked the story and the epilogue though.


But thou must!

Discussion Point: If you had to give each of the mane 6 a brand new special skill, spell or talent in addition to their existing ones, what would they get?


Clockwork RP: And now, after these messages, your scheduled sins against the natural order will resume.

*Minor time skip*

Lightning cracked and boomed over Canterlot, causing the lab to shake ominously. What had previously seemed piles of innocent junk where now whirring, massive heaps of complex machinery, covered in glowing screens and flickering dials. In the centre of the lab was set up Charger's generator, attached to an enormous lightning rod, and multiple arcs aiming down at what could be called 'victim' if it was but animate.

The collection of pots, pans and toasters that made up the prototype life form wasn't particularly attractive, thrown together by Tinker almost as an afterthought. The life wasn't as important as the machine for creating life. With Clockwork's help, the machine would have basic mobility if it came to life, but pretty significant rebuilds would have to be done before it was a practical design.

"I have to say, I'm surprised at how readily everypony has accepted this particular level of science. Most of the time when I try something like this, somepony shows up to thwart me rather than assist me," said Tinker, lifting her goggles up.




I think all Applejack really needs is a Determinator scene, where while everypony else is getting knocked or thrown around she alone can take it and keep on going.


Ah, so the others aren't forced out of the action but simply give up or lose interest long before the end?

I'm having a really hard time with AJ. Something about her just won't inspire me at all.

I too agree that AJ's determination needs to be channeled into giving her an awesome scene. Like somepony lost in the snow, and she's the only one with the endurance and strength to get through it and not give up. (RD wouldn't give up, but maybe she can't deal with the wind as well.)

Relatedly, the fanfic "A dangerous business going out your door" gave her the ability to "stand firm". Namely, channeling the power of the earth so that nothing, and I mean nothing can move her. Not even a head to head collision with a world snake!

Other possible abilities for AJ in my mind, include the ability to detect lies, a deductive/crime solving mind, or some other manifestation of the element of honesty. Like the empathy and ability to talk her friends out of lies they might be telling themselves.


OK, please read and comment on fanfic request time.

My story has been renamed New Perspectives because the old title turned out to be unconsciously copied from another story.

Part One on Google Docs for anyone who missed it earlier (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ll41KaYXH46C46sTaz-FVJOY3avna9-ABgw2EPzImp4/edit).

Part Two
Applejack’s plan was simple and straightforward, the way she preferred it: accompany Fluttershy back to her cottage; stay and lend a helping hoof, possibly spending the night, until Zecora’s remedy took effect; get back to the farm and start catching up on her work; and put the whole incident behind her, letting it take its place alongside the other peculiar happenings that were a fact of life in Ponyville.

The plan started off well enough, with Fluttershy and Zecora chatting about mutual interests pertaining to the Everfree while Applejack walked along with them and ignored any curious looks that came their way. Once back at Fluttershy’s home and having taken their leave of Zecora, Fluttershy began checking on the animals under her care, and Applejack was able to busy herself feeding chickens, cleaning out animal bedding, and weeding in Fluttershy’s garden (though by unspoken agreement neither pony approached the hole where the stump had been, the block and tackle still sitting over it).

Things didn’t go entirely smoothly. Every once in a while Fluttershy’s expression would betray a hint of frustration; occasionally Applejack’s wings would start to open and she would grimace and fold them back to her sides. Still, the two ponies were getting by well enough until evening approached and Fluttershy began preparing treatments for her animal patients.

“Applejack? I don’t want to be any trouble but I need that box on the top shelf. Do you think you could get if for me?”

Applejack looked at the high shelf where the box sat. “Don’t ya have... Shoot, course ya don’t have a step stool. Well, Ah reckon Ah could give ya a boost up.”

“Well, I though maybe you could, um, just...”

Applejack frowned. “I got no idea how ta fly, least of all indoors.”

“Oh, but it’s really easy, you just...” Fluttershy trailed off, flinching from Applejack’s disapproval. “Never mind, then.” she said, her voice growing more determined. “I can get it myself.” she added, turning toward the shelf and crouching into a jumping position.

“Now hold on, sugar...” Applejack was interrupted by Fluttershy’s leaping up and stretching her forehooves toward the box, snatching it from the shelf and landing back on her hind legs, stumbling briefly before catching herself and putting the box on the floor. “See? I told you I could get it.” she said brightly.

“Yeah. Good jump.” Applejack mumbled.

As they finished up Fluttershy’s tasks for the day, Applejack’s mood slowly recovered, the two friends preparing and eating dinner together and making small talk until it was time to go to sleep. Fluttershy offered her bed, but Applejack refused, insisting on taking the couch.

***

She was floating, like a cloud. Bright blue sky surrounded her. It was at once alien and perfectly natural, terrifying and yet strangely comfortable. She tried to understand what was happening...

...and Applejack woke up and fell three feet onto Fluttershy’s couch with a crash.

Rustling came from upstairs. “Is everything all right down there?”

“Uh, Yeah, Ah just rolled over in mah sleep. ‘Fraid I disturbed a few critters, but nothin’ serious.”

Fluttershy came halfway down the stairs, peering at Applejack in the dim light. “You’re sure?”

“Ah’m sure. Ah’ll try and be more careful.”

“You’re sure you don’t want to take the bed? Or I don’t mind sharing it.”

“Nah, I told ya, Ah’m fine. Go on back to sleep.”

Applejack watched Fluttershy head back up the stairs. She sighed, looking at her back. “Too much to hope that fallin’ like that meant the potion was finally kickin’ in.” she muttered to herself. As if acknowledging the attention, her wings tried to spread. Forcing them against her sides once more, she took the blanket Fluttershy had given her and rolled up in it snugly. “Last thing I need is ta start flyin’ in my sleep again.” Sleep came fitfully, but at least it came without further dreams of floating.

Morning came with no change in the two ponies’ condition. Fluttershy awoke first, coming down to find Applejack cocooned in her blanket on the couch. She tried to creep past her friend, but as she headed for the kitchen Angel Bunny thwarted her good intentions by appearing in the doorway with a pot and spoon, which he proceeded to bang together.

“Angel, no!”

“Waah!” *THUD*

“Applejack, I’m so sorry! Are you all right?”

Applejack looked up blearily from where she had landed on the floor and began to struggle out of the blanket. “Ah think so. Didn’t mean ta keep ya from startin’ yer day.”

“I was going to let you sleep, but someone...” and here Fluttershy glared at Angel, who was unimpressed. “...had other ideas.” She walked over and finished pulling the blanket off Applejack, shaking her head as she looked the disheveled orange pony over. “Why don’t we go upstairs and freshen up before breakfast?”

Under other circumstances Applejack might have objected, but she was still too groggy from her restless night and sudden awakening to put up a fight as Fluttershy nudged her up the stairs and into the bathroom, pouring water into the washbasin so that Applejack could splash her face. As she did so, Fluttershy got out some mane and tail brushes and set them out for Applejack to use, then took out another instrument that Applejack didn’t recognize.

“What’s that?”

“It’s a preening comb. Not to be rude or anything but your feathers are a mess.”

“Aw Fluttershy, you don’t need ta...”

“Yes I do. It’s just like your mane and tail, you’ll be much more comfortable when you’re properly groomed, and maybe your wings won’t twitch so much.” She took the comb in one wrist and pressed her other hoof against Applejack’s back, smiling in satisfaction as the pressure caused her wings to pop open, and set to work.

Applejack finished washing her face and looked at Fluttershy as she smoothed feathers into place. “Ah’ve gotten dressed up with ya before, so how come Ah never saw one of those till now?”

“Um, Pegasai normally preen themselves by mouth, it’s easier that way. I didn’t know about preening combs myself until the spa used one on me. I bought a set mostly to work on birds.” She finished her efforts and admired the results. “There, doesn’t that feel better?”

Applejack stretched and folded her wings. “Ah gotta admit, it does. Thanks.”

“You’re welcome.” Fluttershy put the comb down and looked Applejack in the eyes. “Rainbow Dash was wrong.”

“Excuse me? Wrong about what? Ah don’t understand.”

“She was mean to you, and you don’t deserve it.”

“Ah know, but that’s Dash for ya. She’ll get over it. If that dang potion would get its job done, anyways.”

“I’m just... worried about you. You didn’t sleep well, and you’re all tense. If it’s because of what Dash said, you shouldn’t believe it.”

Applejack managed a grin. “Ya oughta know me better than that. I don’t take anything Dash says seriously nohow.”

“Good. Let’s get our manes brushed and fix breakfast.”

***

Twilight Sparkle trotted toward Fluttershy’s cottage, saddlebags loaded with reference materials and items useful in magical analysis. She’d meant to get an early start, but typically she had stayed up late with her reading and Spike had seen no reason to wake her up, so it was late morning before she’d left the library. As she grew near she heard voices coming from behind the house, so she went around to the back, where she found Applejack (with wings) and Fluttershy (without) discussing carrot cultivation. “Hi, girls!” she called out, getting greetings in response.

“I see there’s no obvious change. How do you feel?”

“About the same.” “Me too.”

Twilight nodded. “I realize it hasn’t been a full day, but I’m thinking that what happened to you two wasn’t because of the Everfree’s flora per se. Huh, if I shortened that I’d almost sound like Zecora. Anyway, not to doubt her expertise, but I’d like to run some tests on where that tree stump you pulled up was.”

Fluttershy and Applejack looked at each other. “If you think you need to.” said Fulttershy, and Applejack added “You’ll excuse up if we keep our distance. Ah don’t think you’d cotton to losin’ yer horn.”

“That’s fine. I take it that’s the crater over there?” Seeing the other two nod in agreement, Twilight walked over to the crater and levitated a metal plate and a book from her saddlebag. She concentrated, and magic washed from her horn over the crater, block and tackle and was absorbed into the plate. She set the plate down and began consulting her book, casting spells over the plate, pausing between each one to take notes, and casting another. Applejack and Fluttershy didn’t understand what was going on, but neither of them wanted to distract Twilight with questions until she finished.

Finally, Twilight put the book back into her saddlebag and looked over to the pair. “You can pack up your cart and take it home, Applejack. There’s not enough potency left here to affect a fly, let alone a pony. Fortunately the spells and plate I prepared were designed for just this sort of situation.”

“So, did it tell ya anything about what happened to us?”

“To an extent. There was definitely magic, but it’s not any type that is easily recognized. Now that I’ve prepared the residue collection plate, I can have Spike send it to the Princess. The School for Gifted Unicorns will certainly be able to learn more, with all their facilities.”

Applejack sighed. “So it’s gonna be more waitin’, then?”

Twilight nodded. “I’m sorry, Applejack. There is one more test I’d like to do at the library, but it isn’t anything that’s going to fix the problem.”

“Do you have time to stay for lunch?” put in Fluttershy.

“Lunch? It is around that time, isn’t it? I’d be happy to stay for lunch.”

Applejack kept her voice and expression neutral. “Ah guess Ah’ll pack up the cart wile you’re fixin, if ya don’t mind, Fluttershy.”

“Not at all. Do come in as soon as you’re done, though.”
Fluttershy and Twilight went into the cottage as Applejack set to packing away the block and tackle. She had just finished loading up the cart when Rainbow Dash landed nearby.

“I see you returned to the crime scene.”

Applejack just hung her head. “Ahm not gonna argue with ya, Dash. I’m powerful sorry about what happened to Fluttershy and if Ah had any notion what to do about it these wings would be back on her so fast even you would be impressed.”

Dash blinked and paused. It wasn’t the type of response she’d been ready for, and she was unsure what to say next. Not knowing what else to do, she took off again, over the clouds.

Applejack watched Rainbow Dash vanish into the sky. “Ya just can’t understand, Rainbow. An’ now I guess there’s not gonna be any gettin’ around it.” She went to rejoin her other friends in the cottage.

“Ah, there you are.” was Twilight’s greeting. “I was just explaining to Fluttershy that I’d like to test you both back at the library to see if the accident produced a complete phenotype exchange.”

“In plain talk, Twi?”

“My theory is that this is not simply a case of Fluttershy’s wings being transferred. I think that what has happened is that you have each become the other’s type of pony.”

“Oh. I think so too.” Fluttershy said.

“Shoot, we coulda told ya that.” Applejack added.

“I see. I’d still appreciate being able to do the tests, if you don’t mind.”

“Will it take long?”

“Not at all. Ten or fifteen minutes apiece should do it.”

“After we’ve had lunch and cleaned up, then.”

“Certainly. That looks delicious, Fluttershy.”

***

Applejack trudged up the road toward Sweet Apple Acres. The cart harness hadn’t been made with a pegasus in mind, and the adjustments she’d made, while functional, chafed. Turning into the gate, she pulled the cart up to the barn and opened the door.


I'm really like this chapter. Although RD seems a bit more jerk-ish than I remember, it might be an idea to give her a good reason, or exploring her reasons for acting that way? (Fluttershy being her oldest friend and RD helped teach her to improve her flying?) I can't quite remember if you covered this in Ch1, so sorry if this has come up before.


*Notices the amount of Blue Ponytars*

Well, at least I was blue before it was cool. :smalltongue:

Seriously though, blue ponies are the best!

http://i.imgur.com/GOn25.png Take that non-blue ponies!

Also, to remind everypony of just how Great and Powerful Trixie is:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/86d8298f220d5c1dac6930f2cf9b36cb/7777%20-%204chan%20Trixie%20aladdin%20check_em%20crossover %20genie%20song%20wonderbolts.png
I'm sure most everypony has seen this by now, but it's worth repeating.

Now for long-overdue post responses:




Sheesh, I was only joking about everypony loving Midnight. We all know that it's not compulsory to love Midnight... It's not like she could make us love her or anything...



Well, I suppose I shouldn't be too harsh on him about it. After all, he was supposed to set up a small storm that evening, but unfortunately, he always gets carried away, and that night, he just happened to catch some chilled mountain winds that turned the storm into a blizzard. He's always enthusiastic, to say the least, but hey, that's Leeroy Wingkins for you.




Since I'm not really sure if we've reached an agreement, I'm just gonna edit Raindrop's character sheet so that there is no ambiguity on whether Raindrop can use the cloud walk spell. Also, added a short bio.

Raindrop (Roleplaying is Magic): (Vent Reynolt)
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 1, Mind 4, Heart 1
Secondary Attributes: Health 2, Energy 5, Courage 5
Talents: Smart, Tough
Job: Weather pony
Skills: Knowledge(Weather Magic), Weather research, Knowledge(Obscure Pegasus history), Wilderness survival, Use Rope, Stalking Midnight, Knowledge (Cloud Architecture), Knowledge (Astronomy)
Guiding Element: Kindness
Magic:
Effects: Animate, Change, Create, Diminish
Subjects: Air, Body

Bio: Raindrop was born and raised in the suburbs outside Fillydelphia to a mixed Unicorn/Pegasus family. Raindrop had always been fascinated with the weather work that his dad did, so when Raindrop finally figured out that weather magic was his special talent, nopony was particularly surprised.

After Raindrop learned the cloud-walk spell, he moved to Cloudsdale to study advanced weather magic and weather control. After Raindrop finished his schooling (because nopony wants to hear the boring details of his time at Cloudsdale U.), Raindrop joined a weather team in a small town outside of Manehattan. When he has free time from the weather team, he likes to watch the weather that occurs without any pony influence in the Everfree forest.

Looking at some more of the rules, because Raindrop has only two Health now, he is only a single failed health check from being KOed at any time. :smalleek: I'm starting to think that it seems like I'm whining about trivial things. I'm sorry about that. :smallfrown:

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Topaz, every time I see your avvy now, I always audibly respond to it with Trix. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Fjc1hBwuE)

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One more thing, does anypony know of any good fics that focus on weather control, especially if it deals with unicorn weather magic? I'm getting kinda curious about what other ponies have already thought about it.

Edits have been noted on the compilation post. If I read the rules right, you can save yourself once per session by burning energy to replenish the lost HP.

Not much, I know :smalltongue:

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Phew, now with all that pony-content out of the way, time to get back to the DREADED RP!

Clockwork:

Igneous lifted his muzzle out of the bag of popcorn and regarded Tinker curiously. "Personally, I don't know why they would want to stop a show as good as this ... anyway, it's not like you're doing anything evil; like trying to raise the dead, destroy Canterlot (conciously at least) or overthrow the princess are you?"

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Late edit: Hugs for Titanium and Esper. This was first on my list of things to include in this post, but annoyingly slipped my mind while I was herding quoteboxes. =3

TheAmishPirate
2011-10-29, 11:40 PM
Phew. Today was one of those days that doesn't end with a quiet sigh as you slip under the covers for a good sleep. No, it was one of those days where you dive-bomb your bed at mach 2, leave a skid mark a mile long, and fall asleep simply because you can't bring yourself to get up. Party went well, a lot of people showed up despite the snowstorm dumping 6+ inches on us, I nearly gave myself an asthma attack due to over-dancing, and I had to carry full water-cooler size jugs across campus because our cart wouldn't manage the snow.

But anything bad that happened was made up for by the fact that I saw somebody dressed in Derpy's costume from Nightmare Night. :smallbiggrin:

Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!

Thanqol
2011-10-29, 11:51 PM
Nice, can't wait to see more of her in the RP :smallsmile: Stolen and added to compilation post on page ... 3? (goes to check)

Thanks :smallsmile: She's been a bit quiet recently, as tends to happen when multiple characters are on the field.


On the whole RiM mechanics debate, yeah I had the feeling there's going to be alot more random chance for ponies to fail at their skill checks, but since my emphasis is on the RP aspect, I don't mind the larger-than-usual randomness of their success.

That said, for most tasks, a pony will have a modifier of at least 3-9, since it adds ability score to the bonuses for the other traits/skills/purpose.

"The mechanics don't do what they're meant to do but that's cool 'cause we're not going to use them" is growing to be one of my pet peeves. It was my attitude for a long time, but these days I've been exposed to some really good systems and I think in RP it's important to be honest with what you want to achieve. Either use mechanics in a way that people are clear on, or go for outright freeform.

If you just need a generic conflict resolver, you cannot do better than Heroquest in my opinion. Runs anything ever, produces consistent, reasonable and interesting results. If you intend to use detailed mechanics you should have a reason for doing so (Mage, for example, has a beautiful mechanic optimised for its' purpose and I would not run it in any other system).


Other possible abilities for AJ in my mind, include the ability to detect lies, a deductive/crime solving mind, or some other manifestation of the element of honesty. Like the empathy and ability to talk her friends out of lies they might be telling themselves.

I'd like to see this. I mean, it's not like Applejack lies often, or well, but Honesty should be held to a higher standard.



Phew, now with all that pony-content out of the way, time to get back to the DREADED RP!

Clockwork:

Igneous lifted his muzzle out of the bag of popcorn and regarded Tinker curiously. "Personally, I don't know why they would want to stop a show as good as this ... anyway, it's not like you're doing anything evil; like trying to raise the dead, destroy Canterlot (conciously at least) or overthrow the princess are you?"

"Wait, raising the dead is evil? Who the Everfree says so? Isn't death, like, a bad thing? Isn't the opposite of death a good thing?" Tinker said, not processing at all, "So what if there are side effects, like a tiny bit of a taste for pony flesh? There are side effects for all medicines these days!"

"Which leaves two out of three potential crimes," Charger said.

"What, overthrow the princess? With what, his toaster arm?" Tinker said, giving a disrespectful poke to the contraption, "I'd need at least a hundred, possibly a thousand of them to try that. Anyway! Go pull some levers! We need this thing way more unstable if this is going to work!"

Dirtbag
2011-10-29, 11:55 PM
I saw this in another pony thread.

I thought it was pretty funny, so I've linked it in my Crazy Twilight Set.

All the ponies in this thread are CRAZY! http://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gif

Kindablue
2011-10-29, 11:58 PM
Topaz, every time I see your avvy now, I always audibly respond to it with Trix. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Fjc1hBwuE)

Wrex? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpZpJvCAZU)

SiuiS
2011-10-30, 12:03 AM
That... Was pure win.

I laughed so hard my side split. :D


It was one of Braz's more inspired moments. I almost didn't go through with it, and said "what would we even say?" and then listed joke after joke.

Though Linker and KP were masterful straightcolts. It wouldn't be half as funny without their awkward puttering :smallbiggrin:
Especially since I think KP new the whole time.



I was going to say one of my classes is drawing nude models but this... This goes into the erotic section...

But still a very beautiful art style.

By the looks of it he puts it through the entire line up. Paper/Flash(Illustrator)/Photoshop.

I don't know if Kloudmutt helps me though. I like your doodles cause you're explaining the steps on paper. I started drawing with paper only and I was like that for about 13 years so I don't fully understand how raster images are created.

I still find Photoshop daunting and usually stick with Flash or Illustrator or paper. Even Sketchup is easier for me. :/

Pictures: I love this, it's freaking hilarious. XD

Warning [Suggested Saucy]
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/148/f/0/fluttergao_by_kloudmutt-d3hhfn7.png

I think we Cha safely get rid of the "suggested" there.
And I think you missed my point. Look at that picture. It's not ragweed, it's not drawn, it's just blobs or color which evoke shapes. Look at those shapes. Look at fluttershy's face.
It's a circle. She is a circle. The shadows suggest an arch of nose. Follow the nose, it's a half-circle. It blends nose, eye, eyebrow.
It's covered in correct colors and balanced, skilled shading and shiny eyes and suggestive saliva and expression, but her face is a circle, that uses a half-circle nose bridge, to determine eye placement.

And you'll notice that the expression is what makes it suggestive, because I've drawn Silver Lining exactly in that pose (though mirrored) and it was more sad than suggestive.

If you can ignore the "Fluttershy in suggestive situation" and see "pony in dynamic positioning" and then "shapes which create illusion of depth and dynamism" you could learn a lot from even the most mind-numbingly wrong pictures, if they're drawn well enough.


I'm not talking about tougher, or more enduranced. I'm saying that the Fandom has decided that "Earth ponies are more durable" but that's kind of a weak ability with no real show support to it. She just needs one real, powerful scene when she's the only pony who can keep going when nopony else can, through willpower and determination alone.

Yes.

I think we've seen that RD is a sprinter and AJ is a marathon gal, though. I certainly know that where RD panicked, AJ would canter and strut.

2 EDITs: Thanqol is certainly right. I'm coming around to "the system should be able to accurately handle it's aims, or it shouldn't be used". I think in the instance of RiM that it does handle it's aims well though, based on how the difficulty is set.

The second is I'm overloading my teeny pony noodle, and my brain is going to explode. I think I'm going to slow down hard on Internet stuff. I need to pull inward, cocoon and percolate for a spell. I will be relatively sparse for a day or so. If I'm lucky, I'll be asleep or processing for the entire time.
If not, then this will become an exercise in rmrationalization; what does one do when ones primary method of relaxation becomes a stressor? Coffe- quit drinking coffee for a month. Pony- panic and run around for a while.

Hah.

Topaz
2011-10-30, 12:07 AM
Blue Ponies Yay!

Well, I suppose I shouldn't be too harsh on him about it. After all, he was supposed to set up a small storm that evening, but unfortunately, he always gets carried away, and that night, he just happened to catch some chilled mountain winds that turned the storm into a blizzard. He's always enthusiastic, to say the least, but hey, that's Leeroy Wingkins for you.
Oh, well, I guess hearing the whole story it's more understandable. I've worked with ponies that let their enthusiasm get away from them. There was this grey pegasus... Topaz pauses as the waiter brings the salads. Is it really that late, or am I just that hungry? This looks scrumptious. As she starts to nibble, her eye is caught by a sign being put up at the back of the restaurant. Now starting signups for Karaoke Night? Oh, I love Karaoke!

Topaz, every time I see your avvy now, I always audibly respond to it with Trix. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Fjc1hBwuE)
Snicker. I'll go back to Topaz proper after Nightmare Night is over.


One more thing, does anypony know of any good fics that focus on weather control, especially if it deals with unicorn weather magic? I'm getting kinda curious about what other ponies have already thought about it.
Hmm. None come to mind off hoof. I may poke around a bit.


I'm really like this chapter. Although RD seems a bit more jerk-ish than I remember, it might be an idea to give her a good reason, or exploring her reasons for acting that way? (Fluttershy being her oldest friend and RD helped teach her to improve her flying?) I can't quite remember if you covered this in Ch1, so sorry if this has come up before.
Thanks for the read. RD is basically reacting badly to Fluttershy losing her wings, which is real nightmare fuel for her (and unlike the Discord incident she isn't distracted by losing her own). Blaming Applejack is totally illogical (though Pinkie's not entirely coherent description of the event didn't help), but she hadn't really even thought that far up to the end of part two.

Beeskee
2011-10-30, 12:07 AM
Uh. Let's take a break and look at some ponies instead.

... (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/582634)

I uh

I don't know what that means either

That was SUPER bizarre.

Tectonic Robot
2011-10-30, 12:15 AM
So uh, did we ever make that roleplaying thread thing?

Oh, and how has ponythread been doing?

And Titanium Fox! Sorry about you're car... did the guy who drive it into the gas pump make it out ok?

the_druid_droid
2011-10-30, 12:20 AM
First off: Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!

Second, I have another picture for you, this time of a smug-looking RD. It's included below, along with some things I noticed while drawing it.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/RD.png

1.) Today, DD cheats by not having to draw eyes

2.) Today DD realized that it's not cheating when eyes are replaced by wings and noodle-legs. Seriously, look at the three toward the front! I might have drawn them a bit off, but they do look more or less like that in the original...it looks right, in terms of where everything goes, but it's so HARD to achieve!

3.) On the subject of legs, ponies' rear hoof/shin things (cannons?) are drawn incredibly gracefully. It's just this beautiful curve down to the hoof...not that I quite captured it :(

4.) It is surprisingly hard to keep RD from looking like she's got junk in her trunk when sketching that pose <.< >.>

5.) RD is best pony! (For tonight, anyway)

EDIT: The IRC pointed out that I forgot her cutie mark (and since this was from Fall Weather Friends, her number too...) I'll fix it in an edit, mayhaps...

Thanqol
2011-10-30, 12:27 AM
First off: Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!

Second, I have another picture for you, this time of a smug-looking RD. It's included below, along with some things I noticed while drawing it.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/RD.png

1.) Today, DD cheats by not having to draw eyes

2.) Today DD realized that it's not cheating when eyes are replaced by wings and noodle-legs. Seriously, look at the three toward the front! I might have drawn them a bit off, but they do look more or less like that in the original...it looks right, in terms of where everything goes, but it's so HARD to achieve!

3.) On the subject of legs, ponies' rear hoof/shin things (cannons?) are drawn incredibly gracefully. It's just this beautiful curve down to the hoof...not that I quite captured it :(

4.) It is surprisingly hard to keep RD from looking like she's got junk in her trunk when sketching that pose <.< >.>

5.) RD is best pony! (For tonight, anyway)

Ah, now this I like. You should totally join Trazoi (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214012), Ido (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213312)and myself (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200108)with a Learns-To-Draw thread. :smallbiggrin:

It's one of those decisions that I can look back on and be incredibly proud of, and it's entirely worth doing.

Mystic Muse
2011-10-30, 12:29 AM
Ah, now this I like. You should totally join Trazoi (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214012), Ido (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213312)and myself (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200108)with a Learns-To-Draw thread. :smallbiggrin:

It's one of those decisions that I can look back on and be incredibly proud of, and it's entirely worth doing.

After I get caught up with some things in real life, I might join you guys with a learns-to-draw thread.

Thanqol
2011-10-30, 12:30 AM
After I get caught up with some things in real life, I might join you guys with a learns-to-draw thread.

Glee! That would be fantastic! I'd love to see that :smallbiggrin:

Mystic Muse
2011-10-30, 12:39 AM
Glee! That would be fantastic! I'd love to see that :smallbiggrin:

Alright. I'll try and get caught up with said stuff (Also need to catch up with some stuff on here) and then start drawing. Will probably end up starting some time around Christmas break.

the_druid_droid
2011-10-30, 12:39 AM
Ah, now this I like. You should totally join Trazoi (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214012), Ido (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213312)and myself (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200108)with a Learns-To-Draw thread. :smallbiggrin:

It's one of those decisions that I can look back on and be incredibly proud of, and it's entirely worth doing.


After I get caught up with some things in real life, I might join you guys with a learns-to-draw thread.

Huzzah! Ponythread learns to draw!

Although I don't think I could do very regular updates right now...I do kind of want to start one though, once I have some breathing room.

BlasTech
2011-10-30, 01:02 AM
First off: Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!

Second, I have another picture for you, this time of a smug-looking RD. It's included below, along with some things I noticed while drawing it.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/RD.png

1.) Today, DD cheats by not having to draw eyes

2.) Today DD realized that it's not cheating when eyes are replaced by wings and noodle-legs. Seriously, look at the three toward the front! I might have drawn them a bit off, but they do look more or less like that in the original...it looks right, in terms of where everything goes, but it's so HARD to achieve!

3.) On the subject of legs, ponies' rear hoof/shin things (cannons?) are drawn incredibly gracefully. It's just this beautiful curve down to the hoof...not that I quite captured it :(

4.) It is surprisingly hard to keep RD from looking like she's got junk in her trunk when sketching that pose <.< >.>

5.) RD is best pony! (For tonight, anyway)

EDIT: The IRC pointed out that I forgot her cutie mark (and since this was from Fall Weather Friends, her number too...) I'll fix it in an edit, mayhaps...

I ... really like this picture. You've captured the "I'm so awesome" pose of RD really well here! Who cares about the eyes! And while you might say "noodle legs" I kind of like that stylised flow she has to her.

Keep it up!

PS: How big is that image pre-scanned?




"Wait, raising the dead is evil? Who the Everfree says so? Isn't death, like, a bad thing? Isn't the opposite of death a good thing?" Tinker said, not processing at all, "So what if there are side effects, like a tiny bit of a taste for pony flesh? There are side effects for all medicines these days!"

"Which leaves two out of three potential crimes," Charger said.

"What, overthrow the princess? With what, his toaster arm?" Tinker said, giving a disrespectful poke to the contraption, "I'd need at least a hundred, possibly a thousand of them to try that. Anyway! Go pull some levers! We need this thing way more unstable if this is going to work!"

Sorry to peeve you, no peeving was intended! :smalleek:

More seriously, I might ask for a link to that RP system again, later, unfortunately I'm about to run out the door again and will probably lose it if you posted it right now! :smalltongue:

Clockwork:

"Huh, well that's a rather interesting outlook" Igneous said aloud, to nopony in particular. "Not the whole overthrowing the princess thing, I mean, but the treatment of death as just some kind of illness. Although, technically, I should stop her unless she filled out the requisite consent forms first.

He dusted his flanks and rose to follow Charger.

"How did you first meet her?"

Bad post is bad, but sorry, no time to percolate better thoughts! :smalltongue: *Flees*

Thanqol
2011-10-30, 01:21 AM
Huzzah! Ponythread learns to draw!

Although I don't think I could do very regular updates right now...I do kind of want to start one though, once I have some breathing room.

On the topic of drawing threads, YO. IDO.

WE, PONYTHREAD UP IN YO GRILL,
WE, PONYTHREAD DRESSED TO KILL,
WE, PONYTHREAD SHOWIN' OUR SKILL
YOU, FILLIES, GONNA GET A THRILL

Yo, this is Thanq the Mask,
On the scene with my Pirate brony,
We're here to diss down phoneys,
Talk 'bout ponies,
Haters can blow me

Now I'm a liar, but to you, the truth;
Update soon or I'ma cut loose,
With my technophobe brudda,
Got a sword that'll cutya
AmishXMask ONE TRUE PARTNA

Ido, what's haps?
-This delay is craps,
Make with the art, yo,
Or I'll bust out my caps.

Word. We out.


Sorry to peeve you, no peeving was intended! :smalleek:

More seriously, I might ask for a link to that RP system again, later, unfortunately I'm about to run out the door again and will probably lose it if you posted it right now! :smalltongue:

Is cool, it's not a case of "this harms me" as much as "you can be more!"

Heroquest purchase (http://moondesignpublications.com/products/heroquest-core-rules/). Once you get your head around the system it takes less than a session to explain in its' entirety to new players. It's not my favourite system ever, but it is a paradigm shift in RPG thinking and it's permanently changed the way I look at gaming. And it can run literally anything, in a lot of cases better than systems custom designed for the purpose can. It's a great tool to have in your arsenal for decoupling great settings from terrible mechanics.


Clockwork:

"Huh, well that's a rather interesting outlook" Igneous said aloud, to nopony in particular. "Not the whole overthrowing the princess thing, I mean, but the treatment of death as just some kind of illness. Although, technically, I should stop her unless she filled out the requisite consent forms first.

He dusted his flanks and rose to follow Charger.

"How did you first meet her?"

Bad post is bad, but sorry, no time to percolate better thoughts! :smalltongue: *Flees*

"Miss Tinker?" said Charger, "I actually met her in school. When I was a foal it was my lifelong ambition to be a superhero, which meant that I spent a lot of time hanging around Tinker's lab waiting for her to do evil that I could thwart. My parents moved me to the country when I was young, and we grew apart, until I met her again by chance a few months ago.

"Friends isn't quite the right word, but it's close."

Kindablue
2011-10-30, 02:01 AM
Big picture:
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/282/f/1/pinkie_and_winston_churchill_by_davca-d4cb9wd.jpg
More here. (http://davca.deviantart.com/gallery/33017456?offset=0)

SiuiS
2011-10-30, 02:20 AM
Huzzah! Ponythread learns to draw!

Although I don't think I could do very regular updates right now...I do kind of want to start one though, once I have some breathing room.


Alright. I'll try and get caught up with said stuff (Also need to catch up with some stuff on here) and then start drawing. Will probably end up starting some time around Christmas break.

you know, for those who don't think they can update so often as Thanqol, a "Ponythread & crew learn to draw" thread, or general "let's all un-newb together" thread might help. Hay, I'd join.

Vorpalbob
2011-10-30, 04:54 AM
you know, for those who don't think they can update so often as Thanqol, a "Ponythread & crew learn to draw" thread, or general "let's all un-newb together" thread might help. Hay, I'd join.

Hell, I'd join such an endeavor too. I can't draw for horseapples, but I am a professional when it comes to making a fool of myself in public.

And you can't get much more public than the internet, amirite?

InkwellPony
2011-10-30, 04:59 AM
Woo! Finally, I have settled on an avatar to show my own awesomeness, and I have a new pic for all you happy ponies out there!

Happy Nightmare Night, here is Inkwell's costume!

http://i.imgur.com/6a8mO.png
Or possibly just uniform. This is a dang good look for her.

And now it's late. Blarg. -(Flump)-

Thanqol
2011-10-30, 05:00 AM
you know, for those who don't think they can update so often as Thanqol, a "Ponythread & crew learn to draw" thread, or general "let's all un-newb together" thread might help. Hay, I'd join.


Hell, I'd join such an endeavor too. I can't draw for horseapples, but I am a professional when it comes to making a fool of myself in public.

And you can't get much more public than the internet, amirite?

Going into the Learn to Draw thing, the absolute best thing every single time is hearing that I've encouraged other people to do the same thing.

If this happens, and this takes off, I'll be ridiculously happy. Every day, you just get better, even if, and especially if you completely screw up. You only have to spare 15 minutes a day to do a sketch, so it's easy to keep up too.

EDIT: Geeze, Inkwell, that's fantastic!

Deadly
2011-10-30, 05:05 AM
Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!



Awww, sorry deadly. It's the logical counterpoint to everypony complaining about thread speed and us finding a redirect though.

If it Makes you feel better it's all circumstantial. My schedule is finally wearin on me; I have a mess of quotes I'm too fatigues to even worry about not formatting. I'm kinda staring dazedly at my phone watching my fingers dance as we speak.

Dance thmbsies dance! Minuet! Waltz! Salsa! Strut!

Heeeheeehehehehehe.
I need a nap XD

No problem. Sometimes ponythread is slow, it's just how it is. Usually not around that time, I think, but still :)



Does this tell a story to anypony else?



:D

Heh, nice. I had much the same in mind when I threw that together.

Athaniar
2011-10-30, 05:12 AM
Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!


So kids cartoons like Happy feet and Madagascar and such can have big musical numbers and nobody thinks twice about it because hey, cartoon.

And the same thing goes for ponies, the big musical numbers are some of my favorite moments in the series so far, and I can't wait to see what they've got up their sleeves for the rest of season two. Dance numbers are just plain fun, and pony dance numbers even more so.
While that is true, I do like that FiM lampshades it on occasion (i.e. when Pinkie is doing it).


Wrex? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpZpJvCAZU)
I have no idea why, but that is so very hilarious.


First off: Happy Trixie Appreciation Day!

Second, I have another picture for you, this time of a smug-looking RD. It's included below, along with some things I noticed while drawing it.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/RD.png

1.) Today, DD cheats by not having to draw eyes

2.) Today DD realized that it's not cheating when eyes are replaced by wings and noodle-legs. Seriously, look at the three toward the front! I might have drawn them a bit off, but they do look more or less like that in the original...it looks right, in terms of where everything goes, but it's so HARD to achieve!

3.) On the subject of legs, ponies' rear hoof/shin things (cannons?) are drawn incredibly gracefully. It's just this beautiful curve down to the hoof...not that I quite captured it :(

4.) It is surprisingly hard to keep RD from looking like she's got junk in her trunk when sketching that pose <.< >.>

5.) RD is best pony! (For tonight, anyway)

EDIT: The IRC pointed out that I forgot her cutie mark (and since this was from Fall Weather Friends, her number too...) I'll fix it in an edit, mayhaps...
That is very good. Now I need to learn how to become that good too...

Thanqol
2011-10-30, 05:15 AM
That is very good. Now I need to learn how to become that good too...

Practise.

Like, there's legitimately no other secret. Everything is just a matter of practise.

BlasTech
2011-10-30, 06:48 AM
Woo! Finally, I have settled on an avatar to show my own awesomeness, and I have a new pic for all you happy ponies out there!

Happy Nightmare Night, here is Inkwell's costume!

http://i.imgur.com/6a8mO.png
Or possibly just uniform. This is a dang good look for her.


And now it's late. Blarg. -(Flump)-

Inkwell lantern? So. Colourful. O_O



Practise.

Like, there's legitimately no other secret. Everything is just a matter of practise.

Might get in on this ... I'm not yet feeling the need to draw ponies constantly, but would like to improve. (Fun fact, I've only ever drawn one pony picture, kudos to anyone who finds it :smalltongue: Neo, you don't count.)

Roughly how often do you find yourself needing to practise? And how much/large do you tend to draw? Tiny notepad sketches? Or full on pictures?

Grah, there probably isnt any set answer besides "just get to it", but practice will have to wait, I'm off on review all next week. (Clockwork posts after this one may also be slow)




"Miss Tinker?" said Charger, "I actually met her in school. When I was a foal it was my lifelong ambition to be a superhero, which meant that I spent a lot of time hanging around Tinker's lab waiting for her to do evil that I could thwart. My parents moved me to the country when I was young, and we grew apart, until I met her again by chance a few months ago.

"Friends isn't quite the right word, but it's close."

Clockwork:

"A superhero, no kidding?" Iggy replied, his eyes getting that inquisitive gleam again. "That's pretty cool! What kind of superhero would you have wanted to be? The invincible flyer? The psychic? Bitten by a magi-active parasprite? The one who builds a suit of magic-assisted armour? Or the normal day everypony swept up by events?"

"I also kinda wanted to be a hero one day ... then I got this." Iggy turned away and shoved his head into his saddlebags, after rummaging around for a few moments he reappeared holding a small crumpled piece of paper in his mouth. On it, were scrawled the words "U R My Hero"

"I wrote it myself, but I hope that one day somepony else might do the same." he finished, as he tucked the scrap back where it came from.

"Hey, you said you liked to thwart Ms Tinker? How many times did you have to do it? -"

His rambling was interrupted briefly as the machinery gave off another muffled explosion and a cloud of smoke. The sound of the blast was soon overshadowed by a fresh bout of maniacal laughter from the pink unicorn.

"Do you think we need to thwart her again now?" Iggy asked, striking what he hoped was a heroic action pose.

Thanqol
2011-10-30, 07:04 AM
Might get in on this ... I'm not yet feeling the need to draw ponies constantly, but would like to improve. (Fun fact, I've only ever drawn one pony picture, kudos to anyone who finds it :smalltongue: Neo, you don't count.)

Roughly how often do you find yourself needing to practise? And how much/large do you tend to draw? Tiny notepad sketches? Or full on pictures?

Grah, there probably isnt any set answer besides "just get to it", but practice will have to wait, I'm off on review all next week. (Clockwork posts after this one may also be slow)

These answers, and more, can be found here (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200108). I've been doing this for exactly 165 days, no more, no less, and all my progress is documented. One picture every day, no excuses, quality doesn't matter as long as it happens.


Clockwork:

"A superhero, no kidding?" Iggy replied, his eyes getting that inquisitive gleam again. "That's pretty cool! What kind of superhero would you have wanted to be? The invincible flyer? The psychic? Bitten by a magi-active parasprite? The one who builds a suit of magic-assisted armour? Or the normal day everypony swept up by events?"

"I also kinda wanted to be a hero one day ... then I got this." Iggy turned away and shoved his head into his saddlebags, after rummaging around for a few moments he reappeared holding a small crumpled piece of paper in his mouth. On it, were scrawled the words "U R My Hero"

"I wrote it myself, but I hope that one day somepony else might do the same." he finished, as he tucked the scrap back where it came from.

"Hey, you said you liked to thwart Ms Tinker? How many times did you have to do it? -"

His rambling was interrupted briefly as the machinery gave off another muffled explosion and a cloud of smoke. The sound of the blast was soon overshadowed by a fresh bout of maniacal laughter from the pink unicorn.

"Do you think we need to thwart her again now?" Iggy asked, striking what he hoped was a heroic action pose.

"It wouldn't be fair to Second Hand to thwart her now," said Charger, looking at Iggy sympathetically. She had wanted to answer his questions, but the conversation had moved on before he'd finished asking them. She felt like the moment had passed, especially as Tinker had put on her goggles and the rain was coming down thick and hard, thunderclaps regular and loud, drowning out voices below.