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Trixie
2011-11-07, 03:45 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.96
XXXy 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)[BR]Smile, Smile, Smile! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFf_rGavnFk)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)Fluttershy's Lullaby / FR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmDxuMvnehs)[BR]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]At The Gala / PL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlVRN-qePmA)[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)?

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 03:49 PM
Love 'dat new ponythread smell.

Diego Havoc
2011-11-07, 03:49 PM
Haha! Nice title!


BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Open the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EfhAFA2yFE&feature=related) in a new tab/window, then open the spoiler below! :D

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d08b9b9dcb15a35f2bc1198f78fda068/81779%20-%20animated%20granny_smith%20tagme%20yelling.gif

Gadora
2011-11-07, 03:50 PM
Yay, new thread!

Have some emotes!


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

Athaniar
2011-11-07, 03:50 PM
New Ponythread! That means time to party!
http://fim.413chan.net/fim/src/131341268317-Gotta_Dance.gif

Sweetie Welf
2011-11-07, 03:50 PM
Aww, I though I could make the first non-Op post. You guys are fast.

Kurgan
2011-11-07, 03:51 PM
Ah, get home from work, and find a brand new thread awaits me. Got to love when things fall together like that.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 03:55 PM
Aww, I though I could make the first non-Op post. You guys are fast.

Heh just gotta type fast.

Shadowy
2011-11-07, 04:02 PM
Midnight vs the free Press, parts 1, 2, and 3

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

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


Yours truly, Luna

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

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

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




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




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

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


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











Whadda:

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

….............................

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

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

…...................................

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

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

Midnight:
“So then what happened?” “She had to go to work, so she scheduled an interview for noon. But enough of that, how’s your day going?” “Well, your most recent manuscript is really good but....” I 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.

Part 4:
Whadda:
I couldn’t believe it. This sort of thing just doesn’t happen to me. Whatever I did to deserve this wasn’t enough. Either way, what I do next will be just perfect for Shimmer (And me)

Midnight:
Everything is not fine! Every time I look out the window, I see them talking and laughing over their tea. Even though, I should stay calm, it’s just stress....
Maybe Blueblood and Jezuin have calmed down now? Mayb- where’d he get an elephant?
At least magical study with momma will improve my day...

“Midnight are you ok?” Mommna Twilight’s words shook me from my stupour. “Becasue we’re about to go into a delicate phase.” Well, that and the fact that we were working with incredibly sensitive magic. “Is there anything I should know before we start?” “No, it’s fine” I said, enjoying the evening breeze at the outskirts of town that was deemed the “minimum safe distance” for the magical experiments. “It’s just so...” “Yes?” “This reporter seems unususally friendly towards Shimmer” “Who?” “Whadda Scoops.” Momma burst out laughing. “Him? I’ve read his articles and he’s about one of the worst reporters in equestria. I thought he lived in Manehatten though.”

“According to Trotter she moved over here a few months back. Also, She’s a mare.” “Really? Well that explains your worry.” “Why would I worry if a colt was really flirtatious to Shimmer?”

A long, awkward silence descended. Then momma said nervously “You are joking right?” “Yes! Very definitely.” “Oh good because....” “With a colt?” “It’d be....”

The silence came down again. Momma nervously coughed and I said “Should we just finish this quickly?” “That might be for the best.” We finished up, and I was the one to carry the book home.

Whadda:
So, despite my beautiful (in every sense of the word) lead, I had to continue my stake-out on the library. I wasn’t really expecting anypony to show up. That’s why I was so surprised to hear a brief discussion that I couldn’t hear, then a purple unicorn I recognized as Luna’s daughter. I was wondering what she could be doing, when she just pushed the door open and went in, carrying a book, wrapped in brown paper. It all clicked! Not wanting to reveal my hoof, I waited patiently. After 20 minutes, when I was relatively sure she wouldn’t be coming back out, I knew what must be done, but in order to do so, I was going to have to gather some equipment, and try and recruit some help. Unfortunately, the only pony who I think could be trusted is Snappy Scoops.

So, after some quick surveying, equipment gathering, and sweet-talking to Snappy I was ready to begin!

Vorpalbob
2011-11-07, 04:04 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

Anarion
2011-11-07, 04:08 PM
Yay, fresh new ponythread. So pristine and beautiful.


Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

Well, that's awesome.

TheAmishPirate
2011-11-07, 04:11 PM
Amy Keating Rogers may be the most prolific pony writer ever in season 1 with 6 episodes - The Ticket Master, Applebuck Season, Bridle Gossip, Fall Weather Friends, A Dog and Pony Show, The Best Night Ever (plus she responded to Thanqol, so she's cool in my book)

Charlotte Fullerton - Look Before You Sleep, Suited For Success, A Bird in the Hoof

Chris Savino - Boast Busters , Stare Master

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Episodes

Dang. That right there? That's an impressive track record.


Family :3 (Episode 5):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/06a2f11cc312e374f2ad064f706042e8/81757%20-%20Sparkler%20artist%3Achibi-jen-hen%20derpy_hooves%20dinky_hooves%20family%20mothe r_and_daughter%20sisters%20sleeping.jpg

HNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGHHHHH.


Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

There are no simple emotes powerful enough to convey the congratulations heading your way. So I'll just try some words for once:

That's incredible. I'm so happy you may be getting this chance, and I'll be praying it all works out. Keep us posted!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 04:21 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

http://i.imgur.com/U8SiV.png You can do it!
The awesomeness has finally broke my no ponymote policy!

Dirtbag
2011-11-07, 04:22 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

I'm surprised you're not puking rainbows cause of your awsm. http://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gif

Shadowy
2011-11-07, 04:25 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

Right, it's been a while since I had to do this, but I have to hunt you down and kill you so that I can impersonate you. Nothing personal.

This is his way of saying he's happy for you.

Athaniar
2011-11-07, 04:26 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png
I responded to this on the IRC, but I still want to express how awesome this is here. Good luck! You might be on your way to Brony fame!

Deadly
2011-11-07, 04:28 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Holy Moly, that's awesome! http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png Congratulations, that's a pretty great chance to get

Eakin
2011-11-07, 04:29 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

That's amazing. I hope it all works out for you. What would you be auditioning for, exactly?

Don't forget us little ponies once you've made it big!

byaku rai
2011-11-07, 04:35 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

If you make it on the show, you have to tell us. Congrats, dude. Really. :smallbiggrin:

Diego Havoc
2011-11-07, 04:38 PM
My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png
Congrats dude! Good luck!



So last thread I may have mentioned trying to do a drawing of ponies riding bikes. Specifically Lyra and Bon Bon on a tandem.

By Celestia's beard what was I thinking!? You guys, it turns out, get this, it turns out that bikes are not only hard to draw but are also not proportioned for ponies. I know, weird, right? *headdesk* I'll try again some other time once I've gotten some actual skill.

Roninhirox
2011-11-07, 04:39 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

I think Rainbowdash can say it better than I can so http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYjpE1I7XbE

Metahuman1
2011-11-07, 04:43 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

OH, MY, GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*EPIC FANGASUM FOR YOU, PLEASE STAND BY!!!!!!*

DUDE!!!! THAT IS JUST, SO, AWESOME!!!!!!!


Please, keep us posted, that would be amazing if you got on!!!!!!!!








Unrelated: Did anyone here about a wall st. journal report on the Brony Phenomenon where in apparently Hasbro explain that the reason none of the Friendship is Magic toys look right is because they want to try and discourage the Broney's from buying them? I've heard about it but I've yet to see/read it myself so I figured I'd ask.

And if it proves true, thoughts?





Also Unrelated: If this made first page. First page. Yay.

Trixie
2011-11-07, 04:49 PM
Um...


http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/20764cdceeb795d33653e13c9598c157/36006%20-%20Hubble%20I_Put_On_My_Robe_And_Wizard_Hat%20The_ Great_And_Powerful_Trixie%20Trixie%20animated%20an imation%20wizard_hat.gif

Let me join congratulations, too?

Mystic Muse
2011-11-07, 04:50 PM
Unrelated: Did anyone here about a wall st. journal report on the Brony Phenomenon where in apparently Hasbro explain that the reason none of the Friendship is Magic toys look right is because they want to try and discourage the Broney's from buying them? I've heard about it but I've yet to see/read it myself so I figured I'd ask.

And if it proves true, thoughts?

If it proves true, that sounds like an incredibly stupid business decision.

monkeyboyinc
2011-11-07, 04:52 PM
Alright! Thread 31/32! Lets do this!


Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

That is freaking amazing. I hope everything goes well.

Eakin
2011-11-07, 05:00 PM
If it proves true, that sounds like an incredibly stupid business decision.

Not to mention contradictory to their stated position on bronies, which is best summarized as "we don't get it but we like it."

Meta, I assume you're refering to this article? (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012141105109140.html)

BlasTech
2011-11-07, 05:05 PM
Roleplaying is Magic, collation post

"Stolen and reposted from page 3 of last thread"

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

The Intro (WIP)



New Thread: Well, hello yourself, Sugar~

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


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

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

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


Welcome to


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


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




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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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

In the end, I'm not going to have some royal pony slap around the hired help while the heroes watch if they spend there time being show-accurate and heroic, because that's horrible. But if the party decides they want to run a black market smuggling ring, I'm not going to keep the rest of the world all cartoon-y. It's as broad as can be so the players can set the tone.

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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

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



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

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

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

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

Extract from Canterlot Guard service records.

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

OOC Notes:

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

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

Quaver Rest (Roleplaying Is Magic) (BlasTech)

Name: Quaver Rest

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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

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

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

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

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

Midnight: Roleplaying is Magic Sheet: (EsperDrek)

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

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

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

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

Shadowy (Shadowy)



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

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

Novello (Istari)

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

Body: 1 Mind: 5 Heart: 1

Health: 2 Energy: 6 Courage: 6

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

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

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

Candle Keeper (Roleplaying is Magic) (Tectonic Robot)

Roleplaying is Magic Character Sheet:
Name: Candle Keeper

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

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

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

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

Paladin (Athanair)

Paladin
Pegasus Stallion

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

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


Chargermane (Athanair)

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Chargermane
Pegasus Stallion

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

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

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

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

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.

Sweetie Welf
2011-11-07, 05:12 PM
She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
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http://i.imgur.com/6ZURl.png Rarity approves of this.


Unrelated: Did anyone here about a wall st. journal report on the Brony Phenomenon where in apparently Hasbro explain that the reason none of the Friendship is Magic toys look right is because they want to try and discourage the Broney's from buying them? I've heard about it but I've yet to see/read it myself so I figured I'd ask.

And if it proves true, thoughts?

I've been searching a (very) little and only found this article (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012141105109140.html?m od=WSJ_hpp_RIGHTTopCarousel_1#). Nothing about actively discouraging bronies, just that they aren't that big a consumer group. To give an example of the accuracy: "The group included four "Pegasisters," as the small minority of female bronies sometimes call themselves". I never heard of 'Pegasisters', and I think I know a bit about the fandom.

Also there's the weird statement "the majority of adult viewers are still overwhelmingly female". Females watching a show for girls? That's crazy!

Awww, ninja'd https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gkNV_h9l0Go/TrhcEKOpY3I/AAAAAAAAArM/TtbKpL6XnM4/s60/Ninjad02_klein.png

SlyGuyMcFly
2011-11-07, 05:14 PM
SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!


I think the correct response to this is

*GAAAAAAAAASP* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix15dLw43UU&feature=related)

tonberrian
2011-11-07, 05:15 PM
O hai pony thread. Let's keep track of you.

Anarion
2011-11-07, 05:16 PM
Not to mention contradictory to their stated position on bronies, which is best summarized as "we don't get it but we like it."

Meta, I assume you're refering to this article? (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012141105109140.html)

I have the hard copy of that article and it's identical to the online one. Quoting Margaret Loesch is really all there is, and her quote is intelligently worded to not actually say anything (which, honestly, is the best position Hasbro could take).

If you didn't see the photo on Equestria Daily though, let me just say that seeing Rainbow Dash on the front page of the Wall Street Journal was pretty amazing and made my entire day.

Deadly
2011-11-07, 05:19 PM
To give an example of the accuracy: "The group included four "Pegasisters," as the small minority of female bronies sometimes call themselves". I never heard of 'Pegasisters', and I think I know a bit about the fandom.

I've heard it used before, but I'm sure it's not in common use. More often "brony" is used in a gender-neutral manner

Gamerlord
2011-11-07, 05:20 PM
Hooray, new thread!
Let's see what is going on in the land of the crazy ponies-

Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png
...
...
I am not sure how to properly word my congratulations, no adjectives seem to fit the awesomeness of this.

MCerberus
2011-11-07, 05:39 PM
And going along with my crazy theories:

Rarity's uncurled hair seems familiar.
What other pony is known to have a mane that long that ends up perfectly straight?

Your move, sane forces of logic, YOUR MOVE.

Geno9999
2011-11-07, 05:53 PM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

:eek:SWEET AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPLAOSA!
I hope it goes well for you.:smallbiggrin:

the_druid_droid
2011-11-07, 05:53 PM
Hellooooooo, ponythread!

And congratulations Vorpal, that's awesome!

Vorpalbob
2011-11-07, 05:59 PM
That's amazing. I hope it all works out for you. What would you be auditioning for, exactly?

Voice acting for sure, I hear they may have some openings for background characters.

I have a decent singing voice and some instrumental skill, maybe I'll do some of that stuff, too?

Thanks for all the congatulations, guys. I haven't heard any more yet, but I'll be sure to let you know.

Eakin
2011-11-07, 06:04 PM
And going along with my crazy theories:

Rarity's uncurled hair seems familiar.
What other pony is known to have a mane that long that ends up perfectly straight?

Your move, sane forces of logic, YOUR MOVE.

Magic-wielding ponies generate a low level electrical field that effects their hair the way static impacts our. Twi's generally immune since she's so skilled at controlling it, except when her hold starts to slip a la Lesson Zero.

Pinkie's hair is ALWAYS out of control because she doesn't have any formal experience on how to vent magic the way unicorns do. But since her magic is derived from or controlled by her mental state, it rapidly dissipates whenever she slips into "Pinkemina" mode (this also explains the subtle color shift).

Rarity's special power is always looking good, so her hair defaults to physically implausible but stylish configurations

I'll raise you this crazy theory from the latest episode:

Rarity's generally pretty dainty, and shouldn't be expected to be nearly as tough as AJ, especially since she'd rely more on her unicorn magic

During the race, she managed some fairly impressive physical feats, and couldn't use her magic without blowing her cover.

Conclusion: Neither AJ or Rarity are especially strong on their own. However, AJ's cowboy hat is a magical artifact that bestows extreme physical competence on any pony who wears it

Thanqol
2011-11-07, 06:25 PM
Good god, I hate summer. For medical reasons that I shall spare you the details of.

Also goooooood morning~, new thread. One step closer to overtaking the DD threads!

Aotrs Commander
2011-11-07, 06:28 PM
I'll raise you this crazy theory from the latest episode:

Rarity's generally pretty dainty, and shouldn't be expected to be nearly as tough as AJ, especially since she'd rely more on her unicorn magic

During the race, she managed some fairly impressive physical feats, and couldn't use her magic without blowing her cover.

Conclusion: Neither AJ or Rarity are especially strong on their own. However, AJ's cowboy hat is a magical artifact that bestows extreme physical competence on any pony who wears it

I remind you that Rarity was completely unhindered and unharmed by the 90º turn at between Mach 1 and 5 (depending on how fast you rate the Sonic Rainboom) and the attendant shocking g-forces which would have turned a human into paste...

Remember:

Ponies have superpowers.

Superpowers.

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


I'm so gonna get so much milage out of that image, SiuiS!

RdMarquis
2011-11-07, 06:28 PM
Yay, new thread. Here's Bon Bon as a secret agent to celebrate.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GpURdBRmAbQ/TrgvWwTfEiI/AAAAAAAATUU/UhUvHBvG1q4/s1600/bon_bond_by_gsphere-d4fbyfp.jpg


Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

That's awesome! :smallsmile:

Eakin
2011-11-07, 06:36 PM
I remind you that Rarity was completely unhindered and unharmed by the 90º turn at between Mach 1 and 5 (depending on how fast you rate the Sonic Rainboom) and the attendant shocking g-forces which would have turned a human into paste...


Or RD's flight generates localized inertia-dampening effects. Might explain why she got "snapped" back by her failed sonic rainboom when she lost her concentration during practice.

Otherwise there would have been no need to catch Rarity at all

the_druid_droid
2011-11-07, 06:41 PM
Pictures that make me happy:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6cGpz6PpPzo/TrgvBTQtS-I/AAAAAAAATP8/SE7V2RQwO6w/s1600/81570+-+Power_Rangers+artist+afterhumanity333+escape+luna +moon+parody.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KK8ZG-TWYog/TrgvMBqzO1I/AAAAAAAATR4/ls2kornL6ck/s1600/once_upon_a_time____by_alfa995-d4fbgvn.jpg

Trixie
2011-11-07, 06:41 PM
I need this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tTTWLC2Kjw&list=FLqmolCOg3Z0fz2PGW3mcc41Q&index=1&feature=plpp_video) with Trixie http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png

This is seriously nice. Must. Investigate. Possibilities.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 06:44 PM
I've been searching a (very) little and only found this article (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012141105109140.html?m od=WSJ_hpp_RIGHTTopCarousel_1#). Nothing about actively discouraging bronies, just that they aren't that big a consumer group. To give an example of the accuracy: "The group included four "Pegasisters," as the small minority of female bronies sometimes call themselves". I never heard of 'Pegasisters', and I think I know a bit about the fandom.

I've heard it albeit nopony that seem "comfortable" in self identifying as one. However I believe its mentioned at least once in the Knowyourmeme work, and a few other places like CR's review.


I have the hard copy of that article and it's identical to the online one. Quoting Margaret Loesch is really all there is, and her quote is intelligently worded to not actually say anything (which, honestly, is the best position Hasbro could take).

If you didn't see the photo on Equestria Daily though, let me just say that seeing Rainbow Dash on the front page of the Wall Street Journal was pretty amazing and made my entire day.

Just thinking of some stuffy 40-something junior executive sitting on Metro North and wondering what the heck a rainbow pony is doing on the WSJ brings joy to my heart.


Or RD's flight generates localized inertia-dampening effects. Might explain why she got "snapped" back by her failed sonic rainboom when she lost her concentration during practice.

Otherwise there would have been no need to catch her at all

Given that everything is pretty explicitly magic.... I totally like this explanation. Obvious rather then flying like a plane pegasi manipulate spacetime through beating their wings to move without incurring massive g-forces.

Aotrs Commander
2011-11-07, 06:52 PM
Or RD's flight generates localized inertia-dampening effects. Might explain why she got "snapped" back by her failed sonic rainboom when she lost her concentration during practice.

Otherwise there would have been no need to catch Rarity at all

Rarity's ability to cart Tom around (which, if you recall, worked out at about 3-4 tons...) would seem to indicate that it's all her and not her gear...

(Personally, I reckon that perhaps the ponies were being a bit overly panicky when Rarity fell, given what we've seen of pony endurance and resistance to damage...! Unless, like Applejack, ponies are made of Dark Matter, or they were worried about her landing on something and derstroying it on impact or...!)

Superpowers.

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-07, 06:56 PM
Good god, I hate summer. For medical reasons that I shall spare you the details of.

Also goooooood morning~, new thread. One step closer to overtaking the DD threads!

Summer?... but winter is coming... curse you Australians and your mutant backwards seasons, confusing my brain with your witchcraft :smalltongue:



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


I'm so gonna get so much milage out of that image, SiuiS!

I love this picture.

Eakin
2011-11-07, 07:03 PM
Rarity's ability to cart Tom around (which, if you recall, worked out at about 3-4 tons...) would seem to indicate that it's all her and not her gear...

(Personally, I reckon that perhaps the ponies were being a bit overly panicky when Rarity fell, given what we've seen of pony endurance and resistance to damage...! Unless, like Applejack, ponies are made of Dark Matter, or they were worried about her landing on something and derstroying it on impact or...!)

Superpowers.

I maintain that the Tom example is irrelevant because Discord!Physics were in effect, and it's funnier if she could just barely carry it than if she couldn't move it at all.

And it wasn't just RD and the M6 that freaked out, the wonder bolts went to catch her first and you would think they would know better than most how dangerous a fall would be, as it's an occupational hazard in their profession

Topaz
2011-11-07, 07:04 PM
Sweet Celestia, am I behind! Stupid having to GM. Glad it was the last session.


I love this phrase. May I use it, pray?
"Quoted for Noted"? Sure, be my guest.


http://i.imgur.com/FJOWb.png
Looks like Shimmer heard about Midnight and Rarity's Night and decided to get in on the action. :smallwink:


I'm starting to wonder if the animators did this deliberately? As in, choosing a new "wet mane" design that made her look attractive; instead of using the Season 1 wet mane, which made her look... well, soggy.

"Remember it's all in the presentation!"


Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?
Late to the party, but let me just add:
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/HybridFeline/RarityclapbyMihaaaa.gif

To give an example of the accuracy: "The group included four "Pegasisters," as the small minority of female bronies sometimes call themselves". I never heard of 'Pegasisters', and I think I know a bit about the fandom.
I've encountered the term before as well, though not consistently.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 07:04 PM
Rarity's ability to cart Tom around (which, if you recall, worked out at about 3-4 tons...) would seem to indicate that it's all her and not her gear...

(Personally, I reckon that perhaps the ponies were being a bit overly panicky when Rarity fell, given what we've seen of pony endurance and resistance to damage...! Unless, like Applejack, ponies are made of Dark Matter, or they were worried about her landing on something and derstroying it on impact or...!)

Superpowers.

Do we have a 1 pony mass figure? Because assuming Rarity's loosely flat position as comparable to a sky diver in normal free-fall and that the atmosphere is like that of Earth, Rarity falls for more then long enough to reach terminal velocity and would be going somewhere around 54 m/s.

Trazoi
2011-11-07, 07:11 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

Athaniar
2011-11-07, 07:14 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?
Anypony who likes the show can call him/herself a brony. We're an accepting fandom.

That said, you should totally name your daughter Scootaloo.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 07:16 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

No true Brony would leave themselves a blank flank!

Eakin
2011-11-07, 07:16 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

Basically the same (flexible) criteria for calling yourself a fan of something. In my opinion, if you've watched it, liked it, and would seek more episodes out given the opportunity, you're a fan.

Fan + not in the "target demographic" = brony.

And you should clearly name your daughter Celestia instead

Tiki Snakes
2011-11-07, 07:23 PM
The urge to post in ponythread is also a big giveaway, though not a flawless indicator. :smallwink:

Strife Warzeal
2011-11-07, 07:23 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

I personally define it as someone who enjoys one or more aspect of the community/show. Basically meaning if people only like fanart that's created regardless of their feelings on the show, I consider them a brony. Or they like fanfics or they like the music or... whatever. Totally should name your daughter Scootaloo though.

Neoseanster
2011-11-07, 07:23 PM
Reposting from the old thread! I wish I got this in on page 1, hrmpf.

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.

____________________________________________


Remember:

Ponies have superpowers.

Superpowers.

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


I'm so gonna get so much milage out of that image, SiuiS!

I was looking for this for a while! Yay saving me digging through old threads to find it again!



Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

It's what you make of it, really! If you choose to identify as a brony, you are one. That's really all there is to it, "enjoying the show" is all it takes.

Geno9999
2011-11-07, 07:26 PM
Magic-wielding ponies generate a low level electrical field that effects their hair the way static impacts our. Twi's generally immune since she's so skilled at controlling it, except when her hold starts to slip a la Lesson Zero.

Pinkie's hair is ALWAYS out of control because she doesn't have any formal experience on how to vent magic the way unicorns do. But since her magic is derived from or controlled by her mental state, it rapidly dissipates whenever she slips into "Pinkemina" mode (this also explains the subtle color shift).

Rarity's special power is always looking good, so her hair defaults to physically implausible but stylish configurations
Wait, so you're saying static electricity is magic? I thought friendship is magic.:smalltongue:


I'll raise you this crazy theory from the latest episode:

Rarity's generally pretty dainty, and shouldn't be expected to be nearly as tough as AJ, especially since she'd rely more on her unicorn magic

During the race, she managed some fairly impressive physical feats, and couldn't use her magic without blowing her cover.

Conclusion: Neither AJ or Rarity are especially strong on their own. However, AJ's cowboy hat is a magical artifact that bestows extreme physical competence on any pony who wears it

Applejack's Ten Gallon Hat:
(Cloth) (headwear)
+10 Str,
+10 Con.

Roninhirox
2011-11-07, 07:27 PM
Ok pony thread I finally have a few minutes to try and get all this down. Well it looks like its about 11 days from when I am posting this till http://desertbus.org/ Desert Bus for Hope starts. Any one not familiar with this will be wondering why it matters and what this has to do with ponies. Well in answer to that Desert Bus for Hope is a charity event where the good folks over at http://loadingreadyrun.com/ (a Canadian improv group who do awesome videos and are nice people if you ever meet them) play a game called Desert Bus (from Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_%26_Teller%27s_Smoke_and_Mirrors) and it is essentially the worst game ever. Well anyway they play this game until people stop paying them to (at time of posting they are up to 81 hours of play time once they start this will go up) and all the money people give them goes straight to the Child's Play charity http://childsplaycharity.org/ check it out I can wait. Well what this has to do with ponies is very little, but I feel the event and the charity are very much in the spirit of what we as a community try to do and represent also its fun to watch like ponies. Also one way these guys raise monies during the event is by letting people donate money to have them do silly or strange things (sing songs, play weird games, quote stuff, and in general just do fun ridiculous stuff) so part of my plan this year was to try to get them to sing at least one MLP song or to engage in some pony themed shenanigans. So ya that was really just what I wanted to say, if you think this sounds cool check it out you won't be disappointed also tell other folk the more people know the better the event is. Also if anyone wants to get in on trying to get them to do a bunch of pony themed things in one night let me know and we can try and get something together. (on a side note I am not part of this event I am just a fan and I like spreading the word about it cause it is awesome and something I think the community could prolly really get behind)

Eakin
2011-11-07, 07:31 PM
Wait, so you're saying static electricity is magic? I thought friendship is magic.:smalltongue:


Merely a side effect, unfortunately. But it does add credence to my plan to solve all our problems with a gigantic friendship-driven reactor



Applejack's Ten Gallon Hat:
(Cloth) (headwear)
+10 Str,
+10 Con.

Throw in a dex bonus, but also the disadvantage that the wearer takes -20 to all Bluff checks

Tiki Snakes
2011-11-07, 07:31 PM
Wait, so you're saying static electricity is magic? I thought friendship is magic.:smalltongue:


Magic is Static Electricity.
Friendship is Magic.

Therefore, Static Electricity is Friendship?

Eakin
2011-11-07, 07:36 PM
Magic is Static Electricity.
Friendship is Magic.

Therefore, Static Electricity is Friendship?

"Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learned that, even though they might seem incompatible on the surface, when a negative charge and a positive put aside their differences they can discover a wonderful attractive force between them. So much so that anypony who tries to resist them will suffer painful shocks.

Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle"

ETA more pony and electricity-themed puns

Beeskee
2011-11-07, 07:50 PM
Woohoo, a new thread!

FFA FF RP: Free Raspberries! (Free-for-all Freeform RP)
Beeskee sets up a small wooden stand in the market area in the middle of the town, with a sign that says "Free Raspberries!" in colorful writing. He stands behind it patiently, smiling. Oddly enough, there do not appear to be any raspberries on display. Or anything else, for that matter.

(Admiral Ackbar) It's a trap!

Trazoi
2011-11-07, 07:57 PM
Basically the same (flexible) criteria for calling yourself a fan of something. In my opinion, if you've watched it, liked it, and would seek more episodes out given the opportunity, you're a fan.

Fan + not in the "target demographic" = brony.
Cool. I was never too sure if there was some Trekkie-like requirement of writing Mary Sue fan fiction and getting married with costume pointy ears and/or forehead ridges.

For me, I'm more at the "make amusingly captioned images on the Internet" level but not reached the "make fanfiction of favourite ponies" level. Eventually I might reacht the point I name a MP3 player or mobile phone Scootaloo. :smalltongue:

otakuryoga
2011-11-07, 07:59 PM
For me, I'm more at the "make amusingly captioned images on the Internet" level but not reached the "make fanfiction of favourite ponies" level. Eventually I might reacht the point I name a MP3 player or mobile phone Scootaloo. :smalltongue:

give it time.......


also...WELCOME!!
Our Benevolent Hooved Overlords Are Pleased.

Eakin
2011-11-07, 08:02 PM
Cool. I was never too sure if there was some Trekkie-like requirement of writing Mary Sue fan fiction and getting married with costume pointy ears and/or forehead ridges.

For me, I'm more at the "make amusingly captioned images on the Internet" level but not reached the "make fanfiction of favourite ponies" level. Eventually I might reacht the point I name a MP3 player or mobile phone Scootaloo. :smalltongue:

Oh man, I hope not 'cause otherwise the brony police are going to be all over me for slacking off.

Also, I'm taking off tomorrow for a trip to New Zealand and Australia. I won't be on the internet much until after Thanksgiving, and probably not on these forums at all. I expect you all you be on thread 35 at least by the time I get back

Lord Raziere
2011-11-07, 08:04 PM
Oy, A question:

Is there a new episode out yet?

I remember:
the two Discord episodes
the twilight goes crazy episode
the nightmare moon episode

is the fifth out yet? I can't remember, or don't know, I don't keep much track of this.

Gamerlord
2011-11-07, 08:05 PM
Oy, A question:

Is there a new episode out yet?

I remember:
the two Discord episodes
the twilight goes crazy episode
the nightmare moon episode

is the fifth out yet? I can't remember, or don't know, I don't keep much track of this.
Yeah, it aired on Saturday. EqD should have links to some HD videos.

Topaz
2011-11-07, 08:11 PM
s2e5 Relatedish:
Ponies on bikes!
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo345/stryke81/biking__by_dreatos-d4f6vna.png

Kindablue
2011-11-07, 08:37 PM
She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

... Vorpalbob remains best pony.

CanvasWolfDoll
2011-11-07, 08:40 PM
egads, do you lot go through a lot of these threads. had to jump through about five after google dumped me on a mention of my fic...

so, am i alone in thinking that, in general, each episode's quality keeps improving to the point that, five episodes into season two, the earliest episodes seem rather weak?

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-07, 08:43 PM
So this made me laugh:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/194/286/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-untitled3.gif?1320196359

Tiki Snakes
2011-11-07, 08:44 PM
egads, do you lot go through a lot of these threads. had to jump through about five after google dumped me on a mention of my fic...

so, am i alone in thinking that, in general, each episode's quality keeps improving to the point that, five episodes into season two, the earliest episodes seem rather weak?

Opinions vary wildly. I did very much enjoy the last episode, though.

Edit - Oh, and best report letter, Eakin. Best.

Eakin
2011-11-07, 08:47 PM
egads, do you lot go through a lot of these threads. had to jump through about five after google dumped me on a mention of my fic...

so, am i alone in thinking that, in general, each episode's quality keeps improving to the point that, five episodes into season two, the earliest episodes seem rather weak?

My off the cuff subject to change rankings of each episode, out of 10, with 5 being an average S1 episode

E1: 6
E2: 8
E3: 8
E4: 9
E5: 4

Draconi Redfir
2011-11-07, 08:56 PM
Haha! Nice title!


BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Open the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EfhAFA2yFE&feature=related) in a new tab/window, then open the spoiler below! :D

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d08b9b9dcb15a35f2bc1198f78fda068/81779%20-%20animated%20granny_smith%20tagme%20yelling.gif

Granny Smith was obviously in a heavy metal band at one point.

SiuiS
2011-11-07, 08:58 PM
So taking up the vote for thread name was for naught? Noted.


Episode 5
There's one special ingredient used to make all the insane food burning happen.

One that seems obvious.
One that seems familiar.

Tree sap

I was wondering if somepony would beat me to it...


pony thread moving a little slow it seems so let me attempt to bring up a subject that will no doubt be ignored.

so, pony episode authors.

M. A. Larson brought us the season two 2-parter, and Luna eclipsed, season one he brought us Sonic rainboom, Swarm of the Century, and Cutie mark Chronicles. it seems he was Lauren's second in command when it comes to writing, and he diffinitely brings us plenty of pony back stories, plus he writes some rather epic scenes.

Meghan McCarthy brought us Lesson Zero, and before had Dragonshy, Call of the Cutie, Green isn't your color, and Party of One. She is diffinitely the OCD Crazy pony writer. I look forward to more panicking crazy ponies from her in the future.

Lastly season two has Cindy Morrow with Sisterhooves Social, she seems to have the track record of mediorcre episodes when it comes to recieption by bronies. I must say I like her episodes though, it is simple and quiet, and at times heartwarming. (she brought us Griffon the Brush Off , Winter Wrap Up, The Show Stoppers, and Owl's Well That Ends Well.

I look forward to any Amy Keating Rogers's epsiodes, she also has several memorable ones. Chris Savino and Charlotte Fullerton also is favorable in my book, though they both rank near the bottom as far as exciting episodes go.

Dave Polsky may be the most underwhelming pony writer, with Feeling Pinkie keen and Over a barrel. I wonder if he will be able to bring a non-controversial episode in season two, if he is still writing for MLP that is.

Only comment is that I like over the barrel, and Pinkie Keen wasn't bad so much as folks let a poorly worded moral affect thee synopsis of the entire episode.

But there seems to be a depth here I've never really considered for any other show. I wonder if I can parse other televised programs by which writers I enjoy the work of?


And wear pants, don't forget the pants. Also she either is a terrible cook, or she's being incredibly supportive (and blind to the faults of) Sweetie Belle's cooking efforts.

She is the Peggy Bundy stereotype, without the Bundy. Chubby, big haired, tourist in capris. I suspect she's a terrible cook, myself.


Huh, back just in time for page 50. So only 2/5 of a thread to catch up.

I know how you feel, mate. Even I'm behind :smalleek:


New Ponythread! That means time to party!
http://fim.413chan.net/fim/src/131341268317-Gotta_Dance.gif

I am glad y'all love that gif. I'll have to dredge up more Oldie-but-goodie stuff sometime.


Aww, I though I could make the first non-Op post. You guys are fast.

These ponies are CRAZY. fast comes with the territory
How's life treatin' ya, mate? I would have suspected you had weekends off but here you are on Monday/Tuesday, instead. Busy week?


Hooray new thread!*

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.*

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

Fabulous! Good luck, and as they say, "go get 'em tiger!"


I'm surprised you're not puking rainbows cause of your awsm. http://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gif

Ew. Thanks for that. XD



Unrelated: Did anyone here about a wall st. journal report on the Brony Phenomenon where in apparently Hasbro explain that the reason none of the Friendship is Magic toys look right is because they want to try and discourage the Broney's from buying them? I've heard about it but I've yet to see/read it myself so I figured I'd ask.*

And if it proves true, thoughts?*

Also Unrelated: If this made first page. First page. Yay.

You've heard the telephone version, the article didn't directly say they want to discourage anything; just that they don't believe the fandom is as big as it thinks it is.

Which is entirely true; for a collector, such as most bronies, you Rent going to play with, break, and thus have to buy a new toy. Once the first wave of show-accurate toys hit shelves, we'd flock to buy them and then... Maybe the bubble bursts and we're all satisfied an never buy another toy?

Their pessimism irritates me but it is perfectly understandable pessimism.


Alright! Thread 31/32! Lets do this!

Woo! Combination high-five/bro hoof go! *grows a Lyra hand* yeah!

UrsielHauke
2011-11-07, 09:25 PM
Oy, A question:

Is there a new episode out yet?

I remember:
the two Discord episodes
the twilight goes crazy episode
the nightmare moon episode

is the fifth out yet? I can't remember, or don't know, I don't keep much track of this.

I just watched it. Check youtube.

Thoughts Rant!on ep. 5:

Phenomenal episode, another dead-on hit. And, Rarity's dad wears a SOMBRERO. http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png That said, I didn't like it quite as much as previous episodes. And don't get me wrong. I *LOVE* Rarity. I think she's a really smart, witty, character with realistic strong and weak points. Simply put, http://i.imgur.com/2lTPE.png is best pony (Aside from Luna; sorry, but I shall never forsake my alliance). This one just couldn't beat art of the dress http://i.imgur.com/4sZHM.png; I mean, that was one spectacular episode. Art of the Dress = Amazing. Rarity has one amazing voice, and I am even guilty of singing that in the shower. It's true, and I'm not afraid to admit it. http://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png

Another thought before the Rarity-Lovefesting rant gets too out of hand. I think (and I just KNOW this has already been addressed) that Applejack is not nearly as boring and not-awesome a character as many seem to believe. I'm not saying I worship AJ. I'm not going to rank the ponies because I love all of them. But there is something crucially important to keep in mind: Applejack is a reactive character. She responds most favourably when placed in situations where everyone else is going completely crazy. This episode was a perfect example of this; Rarity and Sweetie Belle are having a complete nervous-breakdown-bad-stuff-flamewar-of-doom http://i.imgur.com/fhwi8.png and AJ fixed everything. It is important that a character such as that exists in just about any story as a device to keep things from spiraling out of control. Because we all know what happens when things spiral out of control. http://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.png

And that would be...

http://i.imgur.com/CXTge.png THE!

http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.png WORST!

http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png POSSIBLE!

http://i.imgur.com/fhwi8.png THING!


Had to finish with some Rarity, of course.

Well, I could really rant for another twenty or thirty minutes, no problem. But I really want food. So, yeah. That's my (dreadfully incomplete version of) my rant on ep5.

Thanqol
2011-11-07, 09:48 PM
*Total brain-block with a story for school*

*Realises that one of the main characters is a Fluttershy*

*Story writes itself*

Trazoi
2011-11-07, 09:54 PM
*Realises that one of the main characters is a Fluttershy*
Is this a trope now? What's the definition of "The Fluttershy"?

Shadow of the Sun
2011-11-07, 10:01 PM
Probably a Shrinking Violet with some badass thrown in, to use Troper Terms.

Tectonic Robot
2011-11-07, 10:04 PM
My off the cuff subject to change rankings of each episode, out of 10, with 5 being an average S1 episode

E1: 6
E2: 8
E3: 8
E4: 9
E5: 4

Which episode is a 1? You need to have a 1.

Strife Warzeal
2011-11-07, 10:15 PM
Which episode is a 1? You need to have a 1.

Personally I would pick Look Before You Sleep. To me it just seems one of the least entertaining. Though I think Applebuck Season ranks fairly low too. These are my thoughts, anyone dispute them? Sounds like I'm asking for an argument to start doesn't it?

PhantomFox
2011-11-07, 10:22 PM
I've been thinking, does Applejack have a long-term goal that can create conflict? My initial impression was that she needs money for fixing up the farm, but we've never seen the farm cause problems for her. Should they go with this, or think up something new for her to pursue? Dash has her stunt-flying career, Rarity wants to be in high society, Fluttershy is chock full of phobias, Pinkie wants everypony to be happy, and Twilight wants to be a pony archmage. But what does AJ want?

Eakin
2011-11-07, 10:31 PM
Which episode is a 1? You need to have a 1.

Probably Owl's Well would be my least favorite episode. Feeling Pinkie Keen and Call of the Cutie are down there as well, and maybe Over a Barrel. Applebuck season's a little closer to "average" although I admit it's lacking in "hook"

I should really divide them into quintiles

Mystic Muse
2011-11-07, 10:39 PM
Which episode is a 1? You need to have a 1.

I'll get back to you with season 1 (Need to re-watch it before rating episodes). As for Season 2....

E1. 1
E2. 1
E3. 2
E4. 8
E5. 6.5

Jahkaivah
2011-11-07, 10:41 PM
Open the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EfhAFA2yFE&feature=related) in a new tab/window, then open the spoiler below! :D

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d08b9b9dcb15a35f2bc1198f78fda068/81779%20-%20animated%20granny_smith%20tagme%20yelling.gif

Granny Smith was obviously in a heavy metal band at one point.

And Fluttershy is her faithful student. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKomneP4O78)


Though I think Applebuck Season ranks fairly low too. These are my thoughts, anyone dispute them? Sounds like I'm asking for an argument to start doesn't it?

Yes and yes. Applebuck Season was the first of the really good episodes and you are a terrible person. :smalltongue:

Zevox
2011-11-07, 10:48 PM
My off the cuff subject to change rankings of each episode, out of 10, with 5 being an average S1 episode

E1: 6
E2: 8
E3: 8
E4: 9
E5: 4
Hm, personally, I'd say:

E1: 7
E2: 8
E3: 8
E4: 7
E5: 4 (or maybe 3.5)

For baselines, Sonic Rainboom is my 10, The Show Stoppers would be my 1, and something like Boast Busters or Look Before You Sleep would be my 5.

Zevox

Topaz
2011-11-07, 10:50 PM
Thoughts Rant!on ep. 5:
Best. Rant. Ever.


I've been thinking, does Applejack have a long-term goal that can create conflict? My initial impression was that she needs money for fixing up the farm, but we've never seen the farm cause problems for her. Should they go with this, or think up something new for her to pursue? Dash has her stunt-flying career, Rarity wants to be in high society, Fluttershy is chock full of phobias, Pinkie wants everypony to be happy, and Twilight wants to be a pony archmage. But what does AJ want?
As far as I can tell, she wants Sweet Apple Acres to be prosperous, and keep expanding the business. She's unique among the Mane 6 in that she is inheriting a successful family business instead of being on her own, which sets her priorities accordingly.

And speaking of http://i.imgur.com/RsI1d.png; tonight we decided to go to Souplantation (aka Sweet Tomatoes, a soup/salad/etc. buffet chain) for dinner. There I found:

Taffy Apple Salad (with marshmallows & coconut) on the salad bar
Diced Apples & Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries & Walnuts in the side dishes
Whole apples (small green & red ones) on the dessert bar

There was no apple soup, so I had Pumpkin Bisque instead.
Needless to say, my inner Applejack was very happily fed. http://i.imgur.com/QLOYp.png

the_druid_droid
2011-11-07, 10:51 PM
*Total brain-block with a story for school*

*Realises that one of the main characters is a Fluttershy*

*Story writes itself*

This is excellent :smallbiggrin:

Out of curiosity, what story?


I've been thinking, does Applejack have a long-term goal that can create conflict? My initial impression was that she needs money for fixing up the farm, but we've never seen the farm cause problems for her. Should they go with this, or think up something new for her to pursue? Dash has her stunt-flying career, Rarity wants to be in high society, Fluttershy is chock full of phobias, Pinkie wants everypony to be happy, and Twilight wants to be a pony archmage. But what does AJ want?

Hmm, you make a good point, although Applebuck Season kind of suggests AJ's biggest problem is dealing with her own stubbornness. At the same time, that doesn't seem quite to the scale of some of the other complications that her friends have, and it's only really come up in that one episode.

I guess on that note, I would like to see them do something more with AJ, either to go on with the farm potentially needing money or something new; I don't know if I have a preference, but I would like to see some development.

UrsielHauke
2011-11-07, 10:55 PM
Best. Rant. Ever.



Can I sig this?

Vorpalbob
2011-11-07, 10:55 PM
Woohoo, a new thread!

FFA FF RP: Free Raspberries! (Free-for-all Freeform RP)
Beeskee sets up a small wooden stand in the market area in the middle of the town, with a sign that says "Free Raspberries!" in colorful writing. He stands behind it patiently, smiling. Oddly enough, there do not appear to be any raspberries on display. Or anything else, for that matter.
Free Raspberries
A blood red pony wanders the market, perusing the items on display. Upon seeing the chipper pony and her little stand, he adjusts the load on his back, loosens his tie, and meanders over.

Leaning a forehoof on the stand, he asks, "So, what's this I hear about raspberries?"

... Vorpalbob remains best pony.
Adding to my sig. I think I sense a theme...

Thanqol
2011-11-07, 11:01 PM
This is excellent :smallbiggrin:

Out of curiosity, what story?

Imagine Green Isn't Your Colour, except Rarity is an ugly, fat slob and Fluttershy is his imaginary friend. Now imagine that rather than fashion shows, Rarity is trying to set his imaginary friend up on dates.

I posted the original some months back, the rewrite is much the same structure but just strengthened up a fair bit. If you're super curious, here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19UEPKcrVRf-jkw9xvOBCtQ34SbQCFdPD5RBMpesuULI/edit?hl=en_US).

Eakin
2011-11-07, 11:07 PM
Hmm, you make a good point, although Applebuck Season kind of suggests AJ's biggest problem is dealing with her own stubbornness. At the same time, that doesn't seem quite to the scale of some of the other complications that her friends have, and it's only really come up in that one episode.

I guess on that note, I would like to see them do something more with AJ, either to go on with the farm potentially needing money or something new; I don't know if I have a preference, but I would like to see some development.

I totally agree that we need a really AJ-centered episode, haven't had one for over a season now, unless you count over a barrel which I don't (not discontinuitied or anything just not AJ-centric enough)

However I can see why Hasbro wouldn't want to go the "AJ needs money or the farm will be foreclosed on" as I imagine that would be tough to write while keeping in mind the 7 year old demographics

SiuiS
2011-11-07, 11:10 PM
http://i.imgur.com/6ZURl.png Rarity approves of this.



I've been searching a (very) little and only found this article (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012141105109140.html?m od=WSJ_hpp_RIGHTTopCarousel_1#). Nothing about actively discouraging bronies, just that they aren't that big a consumer group. To give an example of the accuracy: "The group included four "Pegasisters," as the small minority of female bronies sometimes call themselves". I never heard of 'Pegasisters', and I think I know a bit about the fandom.

It showed up for a one-and-done way back around like, thread 3-6. I remember arguingthat pegasister was cool, but having to factionalize only created inter-fandom conflict. A looooong time ago. Let's see what the Internet has to say!


Magic-wielding ponies generate a low level electrical field that effects their hair the way static impacts our. Twi's generally immune since she's so skilled at controlling it, except when her hold starts to slip a la Lesson Zero.

Pinkie's hair is ALWAYS out of control because she doesn't have any formal experience on how to vent magic the way unicorns do. But since her magic is derived from or controlled by her mental state, it rapidly dissipates whenever she slips into "Pinkemina" mode (this also explains the subtle color shift).

Rarity's special power is always looking good, so her hair defaults to physically implausible but stylish configurations

I'll raise you this crazy theory from the latest episode:

Rarity's generally pretty dainty, and shouldn't be expected to be nearly as tough as AJ, especially since she'd rely more on her unicorn magic

During the race, she managed some fairly impressive physical feats, and couldn't use her magic without blowing her cover.

Conclusion: Neither AJ or Rarity are especially strong on their own. However, AJ's cowboy hat is a magical artifact that bestows extreme physical competence on any pony who wears it

Everything in this post meets with my behatted approval.

...huh. Behatted is a word. I'm impressed, English. For once you have risen to the occasion!


I remind you that Rarity was completely unhindered and unharmed by the 90º turn at between Mach 1 and 5 (depending on how fast you rate the Sonic Rainboom) and the attendant shocking g-forces which would have turned a human into paste...

Remember:

Ponies have superpowers.

Superpowers.

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


I'm so gonna get so much milage out of that image, SiuiS!

I'm glad to see you're gettin-- oh hoho! Words out of my mouth. Good show.


Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

A fan outside of the target demographic. Of anything G4 pony.
Though that isn't to say I would exclude four-to-six year old girls from being bronies if they wanted.

Speaking of which, anypony seen WJMill?


Reposting from the old thread! I wish I got this in on page 1, hrmpf.


This is in my signature under "Pony IRC" or somesuch, if you need to refer anypony in the future. Though I encourage continuing to add it to the thread. I'd also suggest a link to this post be inserted into the OP under important links.



I was looking for this for a while! Yay saving me digging through old threads to find it again!


If you want any of the art I've posted, just ask. Odds are I have the URL saved (or it's a sure bet if I drew the picture initially). For future reference and all.


Woohoo, a new thread!

FFA FF RP: Free Raspberries! (Free-for-all Freeform RP)
Beeskee sets up a small wooden stand in the market area in the middle of the town, with a sign that says "Free Raspberries!" in colorful writing. He stands behind it patiently, smiling. Oddly enough, there do not appear to be any raspberries on display. Or anything else, for that matter.

I'm gonna have to ask you to pony up that post, mate.

I'm also gonna have to ask you why you no has raspberries? The sign says they're free. Where are they? Am I too late? Ah well.


Oh man, I hope not 'cause otherwise the brony police are going to be all over me for slacking off.

Also, I'm taking off tomorrow for a trip to New Zealand and Australia. I won't be on the internet much until after Thanksgiving, and probably not on these forums at all. I expect you all you be on thread 35 at least by the time I get back

Try to swing by Canberra! Find Thanqol's pizza shop and see I they're as cool as he says they is.


egads, do you lot go through a lot of these threads. had to jump through about five after google dumped me on a mention of my fic...

so, am i alone in thinking that, in general, each episode's quality keeps improving to the point that, five episodes into season two, the earliest episodes seem rather weak?

I do feel that they had to "get back into the swing of things". I enjoyedthe first few episodes, but they weren't what I liked about season 1; they may as well not have been About My Little ponies at all.

But as they press on they improve. And that's awesome!


*Total brain-block with a story for school*

*Realises that one of the main characters is a Fluttershy*

*Story writes itself*

Interesting. I'm going to have to try that.


Probably a Shrinking Violet with some badass thrown in, to use Troper Terms.

Crouching moron hidden badHorse. Very specific sundere (or berserk button with hairline trigger?)
Though to be fair, a lot o the appeal is that the characters aren't just "the tomboy", "the fashionista", or "the party animal". They defy categorization by trope; they must be disagree and have their specific actions and facets categorized instead. Which is fabulous!

...

Gregory house comes along and I start to spam the word 'neat'. Ponies? 'fabulous'. I'm ok with this. though surprised it isn't 'awesome'...

Forum Explorer
2011-11-07, 11:41 PM
Had to post this: Just finished the fic the Best Night Ever which is a Blueblood redemption fic that is really really well done.


Also Rarity invading with style http://zombiezephyr.deviantart.com/art/FLASH-Rarity-found-an-Abrams-267407727

Eakin
2011-11-07, 11:45 PM
OK, so as long as I'm ranking episodes I decided to sort ALL of them into 5 categories, worst to best. Some of my rankings probably won't be popular (good thing I'm about to flee the country for 3 weeks...) but there you go. The order within a given tier doesn't mean anything.

I found the hardest part was separating T3s from T4s, for what it's worth

Worst:

Feeling Pinkie Keen
Over a Barrell
Griffon the Brush off
Owl's Well That Ends Well
Call of the Cutie
Pilot part 2

Not So Great:

Sisterhooves Social
Look Before you Sleep
Applebuck Season
Dog and Pony Show
Bridle Gossip
Show Stoppers

Average:

Ticket Master
Pilot part 1
Return of Harmony pt. 1
Swarm of the Century
Stare Master
Bird In the Hoof

Pretty Damn Good:

Boast Busters
Fall Weather Friends
Green Isn't Your Color
Lesson Zero
Return of Harmony pt. 2
Best Night Ever
Cutie Mark Chronicles

20% Cooler:

Dragonshy
Winter Wrap Up
Party of One
Suited for Success
Sonic Rainboom
Luna Eclipsed

Edit:

What? Why didn't you say so sooner - there's a few Aussie ponythreaders, you could have arranged a meet up!

Doubtful, as it's a group of us and we're packing the time there pretty full already. But maybe someday (preferably after they perfect transportation so it doesn't take 20-odd hours to get there)

Dexam
2011-11-07, 11:46 PM
Dave Polsky may be the most underwhelming pony writer, with Feeling Pinkie keen and Over a barrel. I wonder if he will be able to bring a non-controversial episode in season two, if he is still writing for MLP that is.

I've mentioned this before about the Dave Polsky episodes: he seems to write stand-alone scenes that are quite good, but the overall episodes are somewhat lacking. I've noticed there seems to be a fairly strong Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies influence to those two episodes, which is fine for 5 minute or shorter takes, but for a 20+ minute story it doesn't quite carry.


This seems neat. Anyone remember this movie?
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3ccfbe600c84833729164f59f6c5a7b8/81855%20-%20Chel%20applejack%20artist%3Amegasweet%20coloure d%20human%20humanized.png

Road to El Dorado. :smallbiggrin: I love that movie - so many great quotes.

Miguel: "You fight like my sister!"
Tulio: "I've fought your sister - that's a compliment!"

Miguel: "Tulio, did you ever imagine it would end like this?"
Tulio: "The horse is a surprise..."

Chel: "Oh! Oh, no, no, no. The High Priest! What is he gonna think when he sees one of the Gods like this with me?"
Tulio: "Uhh... Lucky god?"

Tulio: "Well, it was nice working with you, partner."
Miguel: "Tulio, I just want you to know... I'm sorry about that girl in Barcelona."

I've watched the behind the scenes extras on the DVD - apparently a fair bit of dialog was ad-libbed by Kevin Kline and Kenneth Brannagh, and the writers just ran with it. :smallbiggrin:



Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

<ka-snip!>
...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

Let me add my congrats and my jealousy to the list.


That said, you should totally name your daughter Scootaloo.

And you should clearly name your daughter Celestia instead

A group of my friends (non-bronies) were discussing what I should name my impending son (3 days and counting... :smalleek:). One of them suggested Big Macintosh. :smallannoyed:


Also, I'm taking off tomorrow for a trip to New Zealand and Australia. I won't be on the internet much until after Thanksgiving, and probably not on these forums at all. I expect you all you be on thread 35 at least by the time I get back

What? Why didn't you say so sooner - there's a few Aussie ponythreaders, you could have arranged a meet up!


I've been thinking, does Applejack have a long-term goal that can create conflict? My initial impression was that she needs money for fixing up the farm, but we've never seen the farm cause problems for her. Should they go with this, or think up something new for her to pursue? Dash has her stunt-flying career, Rarity wants to be in high society, Fluttershy is chock full of phobias, Pinkie wants everypony to be happy, and Twilight wants to be a pony archmage. But what does AJ want?

I kind of mentioned this in my initial thoughts on S2E5 - Rarity's "Why are you so good?" line to AJ highlights this. More than any of the other ponies, AJ is already the closest to "living the dream". Her only long-term goals seem to be in making Sweet Apple Acres even more successful than it already is.

Also, AJ is more often than not the voice of reason and the level head; I'd like to see an episode where she loses her level-headed seriousness.

Kindablue
2011-11-08, 12:00 AM
Some dramatically crazy guy in that IRC that I still haven't gotten around to using demanded that these be posted:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/310/8/e/the_wings_you__ve_earned___braebow_dash_by_gammaer adon-d4fcvcb.png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/311/7/5/rainbow_maid_by_gammaeradon-d4fgs9c.png

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/311/f/e/apple_family_by_gammaeradon-d4fgt9f.jpg
(source) (http://gammaeradon.deviantart.com/)



Speaking of which, anypony seen WJMill?


Hey gang, just poppin' my hipster head in to see what's going. I started working full time and I'm having a hard time finding time for anything but homework. My head is spinning. Anyhoo. I'm getting excited for the season premier. :D

Hope everything's going well with everyone. Admittedly, I haven't read anything but skimmed this last page or so, so I'm definitely slowpokin' it up.

Gonna be skimming and will probably check in when I see the premier. XD Take it easy, everyone!

I miss her.

tonberrian
2011-11-08, 12:21 AM
Woohoo, a new thread!

FFA FF RP: Free Raspberries! (Free-for-all Freeform RP)
Beeskee sets up a small wooden stand in the market area in the middle of the town, with a sign that says "Free Raspberries!" in colorful writing. He stands behind it patiently, smiling. Oddly enough, there do not appear to be any raspberries on display. Or anything else, for that matter.

(Admiral Ackbar) It's a trap!

A brown pony with a red mane meanders up towards the stand.

"That ain't how ya go 'round sellin' raspberries, mate."

Gadora
2011-11-08, 12:23 AM
Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

I said it in the IRC, but I'll say it again: congratulations!

Annnd it seems that Kindablue beat me to posting the Braenbow Dash while I was futilely looking for more.

the_druid_droid
2011-11-08, 12:39 AM
Imagine Green Isn't Your Colour, except Rarity is an ugly, fat slob and Fluttershy is his imaginary friend. Now imagine that rather than fashion shows, Rarity is trying to set his imaginary friend up on dates.

I posted the original some months back, the rewrite is much the same structure but just strengthened up a fair bit. If you're super curious, here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19UEPKcrVRf-jkw9xvOBCtQ34SbQCFdPD5RBMpesuULI/edit?hl=en_US).

Ah, I remember reading the original. I'll have to check out your edit!


I totally agree that we need a really AJ-centered episode, haven't had one for over a season now, unless you count over a barrel which I don't (not discontinuitied or anything just not AJ-centric enough)

However I can see why Hasbro wouldn't want to go the "AJ needs money or the farm will be foreclosed on" as I imagine that would be tough to write while keeping in mind the 7 year old demographics

Yeah, though admittedly I don't know if I want it to be super-dramatic "We're gonna lose the farm" as much as, I dunno, something to hark back to Granny Smith's hip or something similarly light-hearted but potentially kind of serious.


Speaking of which, anypony seen WJMill?


My impression was that she was going to go dark for an indeterminate time because of being really busy with stuff. I think that's happened to a lot of us lately...

Thanqol
2011-11-08, 12:44 AM
My impression was that she was going to go dark for an indeterminate time because of being really busy with stuff. I think that's happened to a lot of us lately...

Come 22/11 I'll be free until February.

And I'll be bored.

The idealised plan for that boredom right now is to draw for 6+ hours every single day. Gonna be sweet.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-11-08, 12:47 AM
I've been thinking, does Applejack have a long-term goal that can create conflict? My initial impression was that she needs money for fixing up the farm, but we've never seen the farm cause problems for her. Should they go with this, or think up something new for her to pursue? Dash has her stunt-flying career, Rarity wants to be in high society, Fluttershy is chock full of phobias, Pinkie wants everypony to be happy, and Twilight wants to be a pony archmage. But what does AJ want?

Its good to have in my opinion to have a contrast with somebody who essentially has what they want in life. You need somebody around to be steadier then the rest. Ultimately giving AJ something new would be a very very big change for the character, given how her cutie mark chronicle went.

Of course depending on how serious the show wants to be there is ample potential for conflict in the struggle to keep a farm open and operational. Work is never done on one after all, and they traditionally don't pay terribly well. The question is can this be done without being too serious for the show. It be a little grim to have an episode centered around how parasprites ate the orchard right after taking out a loan to build a new barn or add some new lands.

And we technically have already seen the farm bring trouble with Applebuck season. Since its obviously a fair bit of ground for (apparently) only two able bodied ponies to work and too much for one pony.

Though she doesn't exactly have a dream to chase there's a lot of potential drama to be wrung from AJ. Like confirming (and thus exploring) that her parents are dead, which makes some serious sense.

Topaz
2011-11-08, 12:48 AM
Can I sig this?

Be my guest. :smallsmile:

mikeejimbo
2011-11-08, 12:58 AM
I feel like there seems to be a pattern to peoples' feelings on episodes. Clearly not everyone ranks the episodes the same way, but it seems like episodes keep grouping up on peoples' likes or dislikes, all sticking together (whether they are like or dislike). And it almost seems like it is being grouped by writer.

More research is needed!

Kindablue
2011-11-08, 01:21 AM
Annnd it seems that Kindablue beat me to posting the Braenbow Dash while I was futilely looking for more.

http://i.imgur.com/2lTPE.png

SiuiS
2011-11-08, 01:37 AM
Some dramatically crazy guy in that IRC that I still haven't gotten around to using demanded that these be posted:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/310/8/e/the_wings_you__ve_earned___braebow_dash_by_gammaer adon-d4fcvcb.png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/311/7/5/rainbow_maid_by_gammaeradon-d4fgs9c.png

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/311/f/e/apple_family_by_gammaeradon-d4fgt9f.jpg
(source) (http://gammaeradon.deviantart.com/)


That's it. The deciding factor.

Raz_Fox is Braeburn.

Loom at that last picture. Look at it. No, don't look at me with that smarmy brow, look at it!
That, is a Raz_Fox.

Kindablue
2011-11-08, 01:56 AM
That's it. The deciding factor.

Raz_Fox is Braeburn.

Loom at that last picture. Look at it. No, don't look at me with that smarmy brow, look at it!
That, is a Raz_Fox.

http://filesmelt.com/dl/blkbh.png

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmywecjBty1qgex26o1_500.png

Also:
http://arch.413chan.net/1309406185381-%28n1311969503347%29.gif

I really liked that episode.

Kris Strife
2011-11-08, 02:36 AM
Loom at that last picture.

Have we mentioned that we love your phone lately?

Also, have some of DisPie!

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/311/1/4/pinkie__s_best_night_ever_by_sorcerushorserus-d4fg20z.png

Vorpalbob
2011-11-08, 02:44 AM
I think I may be getting a little egotistical.

I was discussing poni with a friend, and she asked me who is best pony.

For a response, I directed her to my sig.


I feel like there seems to be a pattern to peoples' feelings on episodes. Clearly not everyone ranks the episodes the same way, but it seems like episodes keep grouping up on peoples' likes or dislikes, all sticking together (whether they are like or dislike). And it almost seems like it is being grouped by writer.


I dunno, I can't really pick favorite and least favorite episodes. Maybe I just haven't watched enough, but to be honest I enjoy them all and don't really see a reason to pick favorites.

InkwellPony
2011-11-08, 03:38 AM
Heya Ponies! A new pic for the playground! And it's vaguely pony related! Vaguely. Very.

It's a bit more crawly than a traditional pony.

But it is very cute thing!

http://i.imgur.com/E8fxc.jpg
Threadwell Spider nomming on a twinkie!

And if I decide I want to change out my character image thing,
http://i.imgur.com/bo0yS.png

And now, back to work.

Random_person
2011-11-08, 04:42 AM
As a very recent convert, I greet you all.

I also wonder, referring to myself in a rather odd way (while being unsure of exactly why I'm doing so), why there is only one currently recruiting pony game over in the PbP section? Ponies are bestest. Gaming is second bestest. Surely pony gaming is bestester? Is there a flaw in my logic?

InkwellPony
2011-11-08, 05:09 AM
And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!

http://i.imgur.com/QYfl3.jpg

And Playground Character Icon Picture solo thingie! http://i.imgur.com/LlI2e.png

Kris Strife
2011-11-08, 05:27 AM
As a very recent convert, I greet you all.

I also wonder, referring to myself in a rather odd way (while being unsure of exactly why I'm doing so), why there is only one currently recruiting pony game over in the PbP section? Ponies are bestest. Gaming is second bestest. Surely pony gaming is bestester? Is there a flaw in my logic?

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt217/KeyMaster45/Misc/welcome_to_the_herd-n1303016720556.jpg

And because ponies+violent conflict resolution of most RP games don't mesh well. My character being a Dawn Caste aside. :smalltongue:

Random_person
2011-11-08, 05:43 AM
But... pony gaming.

Yeah, it wouldn't work well for, say, D&D. But I have high hopes for Ponyxalted, and Pony FUDGE might work well. What about Ponylords of Creation? Or...

Yeah, I'm out. But still!

EDIT: Also, broken Twilight saddens me. Twilight should not be broken. Broken Twilight is saddening.

On the other hand, John de Lancie snapping his fingers was hilarious. I much prefer the new season to the first thus far.

RdMarquis
2011-11-08, 05:55 AM
Heya Ponies! A new pic for the playground! And it's vaguely pony related! Vaguely. Very.

It's a bit more crawly than a traditional pony.

But it is very cute thing!

http://i.imgur.com/E8fxc.jpg
Threadwell Spider nomming on a twinkie!

And if I decide I want to change out my character image thing,
http://i.imgur.com/bo0yS.png

And now, back to work.

Argh! More inexplicably cute spider ponies! Why are they adorable?!


And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!

http://i.imgur.com/QYfl3.jpg

And Playground Character Icon Picture solo thingie! http://i.imgur.com/LlI2e.png

Nice work. :smallsmile: The picture looks great.

Grif
2011-11-08, 06:13 AM
As a very recent convert, I greet you all.

I also wonder, referring to myself in a rather odd way (while being unsure of exactly why I'm doing so), why there is only one currently recruiting pony game over in the PbP section? Ponies are bestest. Gaming is second bestest. Surely pony gaming is bestester? Is there a flaw in my logic?
Heh pony gaming. :smallbiggrin: Unfortunately the only pony gaming I know of is modding my TF2 to have pony icons. Soldier Spike is always there to greet enemies with rokkits!


And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!

http://i.imgur.com/QYfl3.jpg

And Playground Character Icon Picture solo thingie! http://i.imgur.com/LlI2e.png

Inkwell, how much Internets do I need to pay you? HNNNGGGHHH. My pancreas!

Sean Mirrsen
2011-11-08, 06:27 AM
If you want pony gaming, I could direct you to the My Little Fortress (http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=80240.0) mod for... no, not Team Fortress - Dwarf Fortress. If you ever heard of DF, you can imagine how well this works out.

The best short description of the mod I managed to come up with is "A little like a fantasy Fallout:Equestria, with bits of cupcakes sprinkled all over".

Too bad the author seems intent on overcomplicating it though.

Grif
2011-11-08, 06:30 AM
If you want pony gaming, I could direct you to the My Little Fortress (http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=80240.0) mod for... no, not Team Fortress - Dwarf Fortress. If you ever heard of DF, you can imagine how well this works out.

The best short description of the mod I managed to come up with is "A little like a fantasy Fallout:Equestria, with bits of cupcakes sprinkled all over".

Too bad the author seems intent on overcomplicating it though.

You mean where ponies could go insane and go into 'Cupcake' mood on a dime? (Fell mood is really full blown 'Cupcake mode'.) :smallbiggrin: Speaking of which, if nopony wants to take the Pony Fortress turn, then I'll take it myself.

BlasTech
2011-11-08, 06:30 AM
As a very recent convert, I greet you all.

I also wonder, referring to myself in a rather odd way (while being unsure of exactly why I'm doing so), why there is only one currently recruiting pony game over in the PbP section? Ponies are bestest. Gaming is second bestest. Surely pony gaming is bestester? Is there a flaw in my logic?

Welcome aboard! :smallsmile:

No flaw in your logic that I can detect, although I think what we need is a DM/GM or whatever you call them. (I didn't even know there was a PbP one recruiting, link please ^^)

In their absence, there's a couple of FFRP's that are always open to new ponies. I think Siuis is also percolating away an idea for a new PbP using the Roleplaying Is Magic framework (see my post on page 1 for more details).

Lord Raziere
2011-11-08, 06:42 AM
Season 2 Episode 5
Hrmph.
Sweetie Belle has it easy. Guess who is the youngest of four siblings, had no where near the relationship of the one she had with Rarity…

Alos: how interesting. Rarity is the cleanliness black sheep of an unrefined texas-style family. weird. which is different from Applejack, cause texas =/= farmer.

Thanqol
2011-11-08, 06:56 AM
And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!


The only pony in existance

Metal Mask: *Goes and cries in the Corner Booth of Despair*


QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Hangon. Wait. I'm standing here, at midnight, in the rain, outside Parliament House, after pretending to be a wizard, talking with a guy in a lab coat about ponies. I could not make this up."

"Aren't you glad you decided to be my friend?"

Draconi Redfir
2011-11-08, 07:09 AM
I've been thinking, does Applejack have a long-term goal that can create conflict? My initial impression was that she needs money for fixing up the farm, but we've never seen the farm cause problems for her. Should they go with this, or think up something new for her to pursue? Dash has her stunt-flying career, Rarity wants to be in high society, Fluttershy is chock full of phobias, Pinkie wants everypony to be happy, and Twilight wants to be a pony archmage. But what does AJ want?

Apples. Clearly:smallcool:

Tectonic Robot
2011-11-08, 07:25 AM
Woohoo, a new thread!

FFA FF RP: Free Raspberries! (Free-for-all Freeform RP)
Beeskee sets up a small wooden stand in the market area in the middle of the town, with a sign that says "Free Raspberries!" in colorful writing. He stands behind it patiently, smiling. Oddly enough, there do not appear to be any raspberries on display. Or anything else, for that matter.

(Admiral Ackbar) It's a trap!

Free Form RP Shenanigans
Raggedy the hobo pony pops out of the bushes to the side of the stand. "What? Free food? Count me in!"

Jahkaivah
2011-11-08, 07:55 AM
:D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5VhoU1Yk)

Thanqol
2011-11-08, 07:58 AM
:D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5VhoU1Yk)

I'm so glad that you exist.

byaku rai
2011-11-08, 08:17 AM
Heya Ponies! A new pic for the playground! And it's vaguely pony related! Vaguely. Very.

It's a bit more crawly than a traditional pony.

But it is very cute thing!

http://i.imgur.com/E8fxc.jpg
Threadwell Spider nomming on a twinkie!

And if I decide I want to change out my character image thing,
http://i.imgur.com/bo0yS.png

And now, back to work.

... *burns spider!Inkwell* *twitch*

Are there going to be any more horrifyingly cute spiders, or can I put the flamethrower away now?


:D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5VhoU1Yk)

Indeed :D.

Deadly
2011-11-08, 08:36 AM
My list of favorite episodes, as best as I can rank them (obviously this ain't an exact science):

Luna Eclipsed
Sonic Rainboom
Cutie Mark Chronicles
Sisterhooves Social
Best Night Ever
Party of One
Lesson Zero
Show Stoppers
Boast Busters
Call of the Cutie
Fall Weather Friends
Stare Master
Ticket Master
Winter Wrap Up
Dragonshy
Friendship is Magic 1 & 2
Return of Harmony 1 & 2
Griffon the Brush Off
Applebuck Season
Bird in the Hoof
Suited For Success
Swarm of the Century
Look Before You Sleep
Bridle Gossip
Green Isn't Your Color
Feeling Pinkie Keen
Over a Barrel
Dog and Pony Show
Owl's Well That Ends Well

I've actually come to really like this new episode, even more so than Return of Harmony (which really suffers on this list because of Discord, it is otherwise excellent) and Lesson Zero (which is great too, but a little over the top on the emotional outbursts)

Basically, I really like all the episodes, so it's hard to rank them.


****


Speaking of pony gaming...

Anypony here play GURPS? I've been wanting to play GURPS for a while, and I always figured it might work well for ponies, being as generic as it is and all. If anypony were to some day run a game of GURPS set in Equestria, I might actually have an excuse to finally make myself familiar with the rules (I've played a bit with creating characters, but not a lot, and never actually played).



:D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5VhoU1Yk)

http://i.imgur.com/BLHA3.png

otakuryoga
2011-11-08, 08:47 AM
so...another possible reason for no Rarity at Nightmare Night
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/281/a/a/night_after_nightmare_night_2_by_birdco-d4c6vzh.jpg

part of a nice little series..check it out

Athaniar
2011-11-08, 08:59 AM
Welcome to all who joined us!



Also, have some of DisPie!

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/311/1/4/pinkie__s_best_night_ever_by_sorcerushorserus-d4fg20z.png
That is so very hilariously wrong.


:D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5VhoU1Yk)
Yes, I do believe :D is the appropriate response.

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 09:20 AM
So. Ya'll know how I'm running the singing event at BroNYcon January, right? Well, I got an audition from someone insane enough to want to take both Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie's sections, which totals well over three-quarters of the expected set list.

However.

Her singing is pretty dang good, she sounds quite a bit like Pinkie.

Anypony want to listen and give me their thoughts? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKE13J3jwm8)

---

As ANOTHER note for BroNYcon. I am going to be doing a hotel room. I am paying the full price, Friday and Saturday night. And I am welcoming as many ponies as I can fit FOR FREE. Right now I have seven ponies in the room, and I can at least fit three more. So if rooming space is keeping you from coming in January, don’t let it. You are more than welcome to crash with me, even if it is floor space.

---


Oh, I definitely see Pinkie as being a little pudgy too. Probably not a lot, seeing how Mrs. Cake and

Episode 5
Rarity's mother

are supposed to look pudgy (I think). So since Pinkie doesn't look like that she's probably only a little on the pudgy side, despite her voracious appetite for sweets.

Well Pinkie Pie moves so fast and uses raw, mundane energy to teleport of all things, so she needs that insane calorie intake just to keep up with her daily activities.


Wow, it is bad when even you are getting freaked a bit by that..."thought!"

Lixie probably likes that idea, of course, and that scares me even more.

(And I as worried where you were all going to go with me and socks...)

Yeah. Yeah it is. I'm me, for the love of Celestia.
This, on the other hoof... :smallbiggrin:


"Hipsters as a culture deserve essays of analysis."

... I don't actually feel the need to continue reading that.

Yeah, I stopped at the same time. That's where it all started to go downhill for me, and I already have trouble accepting sociology as it stands.


Also I read that white text as Hopereaver in socks. THAT I'd like to see.
Especially if it's ONLY socks. :smalltongue:

Or Lix could read my mi- OH CELESTIA WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME!?


My doodles from the Ponythread learn-to-draw page.

One of the pictures are based on Sisterhooves Social, so if you're avoiding spoilers for it, just move along, nothing to see here.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4567/applebloom2.png

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/8938/wetrarity1.jpg

And, source images for each:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7471/applebloom.png

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5354/raritysource.jpg

_________________________________

Yes, SiuiS! Give Braz your sexy Aotrs.

Wet hair Rarity is best Rarity.


Episode 5 (Dinky related)

The situation with Dinky is really, really easy to fanon away. Skip Dinky clones or it's not the same pony or whatever, here. I have crafted fanon.

The pony Dinky ran with is her babysitter. Since Derpy, as a mail person, occasionally has to work long hours and odd times, Dinky and the mare have grown quite close, with Dinky seeing her as sort of a bigger sister figure. This sisterhood race was her chance to try and show to the mare how much that meant to Dinky.

Derpy's in the audience! She obviously is cheering for them! And when they don't even come close to winning, Dinky would be all upset, because she couldn't prove to her babysitter how much she meant to her. She's unconsolable, until they get home, and Derpy and the mare surprise her with muffins and a surprise party, and that's where Dinky realizes that you don't have to prove to someone sisterhood, it doesn't have anything to do with bloodline either. Family is about love.

There! Done!

This is not my new personal fanon. No. I don't care what the show's creators say, this is canon. So. Cute.


I self-identified as a hipster before hipster self-identification was cool.

Of course, I only say that with layers of irony.

...HIPSTER RECURSION.


That's hilarious.
It could only have been better if you'd rolled with it. *turns to RainbowDash* ...
RD: ...
Jade: ...how you doin'?

"I wanted to, but he wouldn't let me! Some nonsense about 'public places', and 'investigations of gross incompetence' or something like that!"


The moon whale? It's a whale. From the moon.

We're whalers on the moon, we carry a harpoon~


http://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.png

...:<


I rode out of the IRC yodeling on the back of a moonwhale. I figured this was the natural end to such a tale.

I mean, I could ride back out of thread, if you'd like... http://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.png

Nooooo, staaaaayyyy.


*Is Glomped* No problem. Just be sure to let us know if you decide that we should refer to you as "her". :smalltongue:

I'm seriously considering it. I mean, I feel so much more comfortable online as a filly, and come to think of it I always have.


http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/310/2/c/excavation_by_jessyruiz-d4fda6x.jpg


The day the land of Equestria was shaken to its foundations.

The next words out of Lyra's mouth.

Told you!


Hi Ponythread. A busy weekend for me, so I was only able to skim-read at various points.

Thoughts on S2E5:

- Damp mane & tail Rarity is... disturbingly attractive. :smalleek:


You are very, very far from the only one who had this revelation. :smalleek:


I uh

Welp

Hmm.

Well put my good man!


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

...

...

...

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


When I first saw that scene, I fell in love. I didn't want to say anything though, I didn't want to sound weird. But now that I know I'm not the only one, I feel so much better.
Rarity pics (not all wet manes, unfortunately. Also, screen stretchage. You have been warned.):
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/80b419d6728df542649646e7557ada47/81505%20-%20artist%3Akiyoshikouta%20rarity%20wallpaper%20we t_mane.png
Guess what my new wallpaper is?

Guess what my new wallpaper is too!


Dammit Phoe! Stupid sexy ponies. What's she thinking, making me find ponies attractive...

I know that feel bro.


Oh, and before I forget

Cutie Mark Crusaders burning everything to charred husks:

confirmed

But there was an incredible lack of Tree Sap...


I am extremely disappointed that the college internet filter will not let me go on either Gitp, the IRC or Equestria daily...
I did however have the ability to join an pony rule 34 IRC though. I decided against it.

So yeah, Nice job filtering inappropriate stuff there.

Whoever does your college's security needs to be strung up. :smalltongue:


Even then.
The toast. How does one make toast into gray, burned soup?


SCIENCE!

http://images.wikia.com/athfwiki/images/f/f2/Drweird280.jpg


Aww, I though I could make the first non-Op post. You guys are fast.

That's our job dude. Well, one of them, in some cases.

Rassnfrassn responsibility


Hooray new thread!

What better time than to tell a nice little story?

Those of you on the IRC have most likely already heard this.

For those of you who follow the MLP Drawthread, you know that I had two costumes for Nightmare Night, one of which was Derpy.

I walked into my Drama class that day, and my teacher had no idea who I was, so I explained the history of the character, how a fan-created name was accepted as the canonical name. She loved the idea, and said she would look it up.

The next day, I walk into class to see her texting away. I didn't see who she was talking to, but I saw her type in my name, so I asked who was on the other end.

"Oh, just a friend of mine. I'm telling her about your costume and acting and stuff. She thinks you sound really cool!"

I'm rather confused at this point, so I ask, "Who exactly is this person?"

She says, "Does the name Sarah Wall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1010156/) mean anything to you?"

...

My mind broke.

My drama teacher is on FIRST NAME TERMS with this woman. And the best part?

SHE MIGHT BE GETTING ME AN AUDITION!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/viCkZ.png

I... Bubu... Ahs... Whosa.... Don... Uh... Y-You...

Words. Words can not describe how incredible this is. My friend, you simply must keep us completely informed and in the loop. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Wow. Congratulations, wow!


I remind you that Rarity was completely unhindered and unharmed by the 90º turn at between Mach 1 and 5 (depending on how fast you rate the Sonic Rainboom) and the attendant shocking g-forces which would have turned a human into paste...

Remember:

Ponies have superpowers.

Superpowers.

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


I'm so gonna get so much milage out of that image, SiuiS!

*Snrk* Pinkie PiuiS.


Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

DISCLAIMER FROM THE BRONY COMMUNITY: Please do not actually name your daughter Scootaloo. Your precious little Scootaloo may bite your finger off in retribution.


Reposting from the old thread! I wish I got this in on page 1, hrmpf.

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.

____________________________________________



I was looking for this for a while! Yay saving me digging through old threads to find it again!




It's what you make of it, really! If you choose to identify as a brony, you are one. That's really all there is to it, "enjoying the show" is all it takes.

I love you so much for reposting this every single time. I'm so busy lately I never catch page 1 anymore.


So this made me laugh:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/194/286/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-untitled3.gif?1320196359

HAHA. We are invincible! 4 Chan is PUNY BABIES.


I know how you feel, mate. Even I'm behind :smalleek:

My mornings:
Disregard Employment.
Attain Ponies.


I'll get back to you with season 1 (Need to re-watch it before rating episodes). As for Season 2....

E1. 1
E2. 1
E3. 2
E4. 8
E5. 6.5

My turn!

E1: 6
E2: 7
E3: 5
E4: 6
E5: 8


As a very recent convert, I greet you all.

I also wonder, referring to myself in a rather odd way (while being unsure of exactly why I'm doing so), why there is only one currently recruiting pony game over in the PbP section? Ponies are bestest. Gaming is second bestest. Surely pony gaming is bestester? Is there a flaw in my logic?

Your logic is perfect and complete. Also, as per tradition...

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!

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 09:30 AM
We're whalers on the moon, we carry a harpoon~


But there ain't no whales so we tell tall tales and sing a whaling tune :smallbiggrin:

And just think, poor Luna had to listen to that song for 1000 years.

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 09:30 AM
But there ain't no whales so we tell tall tales and sing a whaling tune :smallbiggrin:

And just think, poor Luna had to listen to that song for 1000 years.

Oh wait I... OH CELESTIA, YOU CRUEL CRUEL TYRANT! http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png

Nameless
2011-11-08, 09:32 AM
I'll just leave this Fluttershy here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLwv7Jv6Sw&feature=share)

InkwellPony
2011-11-08, 09:53 AM
Metal Mask: *Goes and cries in the Corner Booth of Despair"

Sorry Metal Mask! It was late at night and my brains weren't working! I didn't mean to leave you off the list of Midnight's daughters... great, I'm gonna get bopped for this. And I think this killed comments on the pictures. -(Sighs)-


... *burns spider!Inkwell* *twitch*

Are there going to be any more horrifyingly cute spiders, or can I put the flamethrower away now?

GYAAAHHH!!! It buuurrrrns, it buuuuuurrrrrrrnnnssss. Sheesh! Owowowowow! That's what I get for sharing pictures! Evil ponies! Ow!

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 09:56 AM
Sorry Metal Mask! It was late at night and my brains weren't working! I didn't mean to leave you off the list of Midnight's daughters... great, I'm gonna get bopped for this. And I think this killed comments on the pictures. -(Sighs)-


<-<
>->
*Gentle Bop, followed by glomps and hugs*

InkwellPony
2011-11-08, 10:01 AM
<-<
>->
*Gentle Bop, followed by glomps and hugs*

-(Blinks, and then hugs back, giggling)- Thankies...

otakuryoga
2011-11-08, 10:03 AM
I'll just leave this Fluttershy here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLwv7Jv6Sw&feature=share)

now the question is....can i ever stop watching it?

Nameless
2011-11-08, 10:13 AM
now the question is....can i ever stop watching it?

Probebly not. http://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.png

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 10:38 AM
That's it. The deciding factor.

Raz_Fox is Braeburn.

Loom at that last picture. Look at it. No, don't look at me with that smarmy brow, look at it!
That, is a Raz_Fox.
...but...but... I have a foal with Braeburn! :smalleek:


And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!

http://i.imgur.com/QYfl3.jpg

And Playground Character Icon Picture solo thingie! http://i.imgur.com/LlI2e.png
CUUUUTE.
...also... did we ever work out who the other mother was? Or father. (Yeah, that's gonna happen)
I'm sure I was one of the candidates. xD


Or Lix could read my mi- OH CELESTIA WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME!?
http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 10:39 AM
I am reading Rainbow Factory. Why am I reading Rainbow Factory. Somepony please stop me. I haven't read the bad part yet. I can still be saved. I can still not read it. I can still not ruin rainbows for myself for the rest of my life. But I can't stop myself.

Somepony save me, please...

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 10:41 AM
I am reading Rainbow Factory. Why am I reading Rainbow Factory. Somepony please stop me. I haven't read the bad part yet. I can still be saved. I can still not read it. I can still not ruin rainbows for myself for the rest of my life. But I can't stop myself.

Somepony save me, please...

NOOOOO! *tackles Titanium Fox* Don't do it, it's a TRAP!


... Ok, I don't really know what happens in Rainbow Factory but I know it's bad.

Edit: I never read Cupcakes either but just knowing about it was enough to give me mixed feelings whenever I see a cupcake.

Kalinda
2011-11-08, 10:49 AM
Speaking of pony gaming...

Anypony here play GURPS? I've been wanting to play GURPS for a while, and I always figured it might work well for ponies, being as generic as it is and all. If anypony were to some day run a game of GURPS set in Equestria, I might actually have an excuse to finally make myself familiar with the rules (I've played a bit with creating characters, but not a lot, and never actually played).




http://i.imgur.com/BLHA3.png

I use to run GURPS quite a lot and still have all my 3rd ed stuff. I haven't bought any 4th ed books however, and I haven't really looked at doing a pony game (much) because I hardly game at all these days, let alone GURPS.

I'm sure you could do ponies in either 3rd or 4th ed, but IMO the system leans a little too much toward "gritty, realistic and deadly" for a good pony game.

The only real work I've done toward a pony RPG is to work a bit on a mod for the Teenagers from outer space (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenagers_from_Outer_Space_(role-playing_game)) RPG, which is a very rules light system for playing anime style wacky comedy. very cartoon like in that nobody dies and the rules don't slow things down, allowing for hijinks to ensue.

Athaniar
2011-11-08, 10:54 AM
now the question is....can i ever stop watching it?
I'm helping! (http://www.youtuberepeat.com/watch/?v=-uLwv7Jv6Sw&feature=share)

Grif
2011-11-08, 10:54 AM
I am reading Rainbow Factory. Why am I reading Rainbow Factory. Somepony please stop me. I haven't read the bad part yet. I can still be saved. I can still not read it. I can still not ruin rainbows for myself for the rest of my life. But I can't stop myself.

Somepony save me, please...

I read the fic with a detached mind. More of to see how badly it could mangle canon characters. I must say it saved my sanity.

Also, for those who missed the SRM saga (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C1UhxPkiJzRVwybb4RhPJqr8oP9vX5xylAB5qhsVCbY/edit?hl=en_GB) on IRC. :smalltongue:

Deadly
2011-11-08, 11:10 AM
I use to run GURPS quite a lot and still have all my 3rd ed stuff. I haven't bought any 4th ed books however, and I haven't really looked at doing a pony game (much) because I hardly game at all these days, let alone GURPS.

I'm sure you could do ponies in either 3rd or 4th ed, but IMO the system leans a little too much toward "gritty, realistic and deadly" for a good pony game.

The only real work I've done toward a pony RPG is to work a bit on a mod for the Teenagers from outer space (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenagers_from_Outer_Space_(role-playing_game)) RPG, which is a very rules light system for playing anime style wacky comedy. very cartoon like in that nobody dies and the rules don't slow things down, allowing for hijinks to ensue.

I'm sure it could be made to work, even if it necessarily has a little more action than in the show. Could be a heavily roleplay centric game, though I at least wouldn't mind a little more action and deadliness, since it's a game and all.

I would try running a game myself if I had the time. Sadly I'm having enough trouble trying to keep my one remaining game running.


I am reading Rainbow Factory. Why am I reading Rainbow Factory. Somepony please stop me. I haven't read the bad part yet. I can still be saved. I can still not read it. I can still not ruin rainbows for myself for the rest of my life. But I can't stop myself.

Somepony save me, please...

Never read it or heard much about it.

Can anyone give a summary (spoilered, obviously)? Just so I know if it's something I should bother with or not

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 11:18 AM
NOOOOO! *tackles Titanium Fox* Don't do it, it's a TRAP!


... Ok, I don't really know what happens in Rainbow Factory but I know it's bad.

Edit: I never read Cupcakes either but just knowing about it was enough to give me mixed feelings whenever I see a cupcake.


I read the fic with a detached mind. More of to see how badly it could mangle canon characters. I must say it saved my sanity.

Also, for those who missed the SRM saga (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C1UhxPkiJzRVwybb4RhPJqr8oP9vX5xylAB5qhsVCbY/edit?hl=en_GB) on IRC. :smalltongue:


Never read it or heard much about it.

Can anyone give a summary (spoilered, obviously)? Just so I know if it's something I should bother with or not

The mare is curled up in a ball, her hooves covering her face and nose as best as she can muster. A computer screen is the only light in the room, and it's soft flicker illuminates the green pony with an eerie glow of Blues, Reds, and Purples, her natural color seeming to absorb anything else. A soft, incoherent muttering can be heard in the pindrop silence.

If one were to creep behind the cowering mare, they could see a rainbow across the screen, each and every color a vertical bar, the LCD monitor giving an unnatural flicker, and every so often, what appears to be a pony's face flashes into view, only to leave the viewer questioning if there ever really was anything there at all.

So, that is the scene in my mind right now. Jade is incapacitated after reading that, and I frankly can't blame her. There's a reason I typically hate gore and grimdark. :smalleek:

Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

Deadly
2011-11-08, 11:26 AM
Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

Hmm... I think I'll pass it by http://i.imgur.com/SUOfJ.png I read Cupcakes and mostly found it silly, but I really like Scootaloo

the_druid_droid
2011-11-08, 11:30 AM
Come 22/11 I'll be free until February.

And I'll be bored.

The idealised plan for that boredom right now is to draw for 6+ hours every single day. Gonna be sweet.

This reminds me that Thanksgiving week I'll be stuck here with pretty much nopony else around and no work to go to.

To the drawing board! And also probably to pester ponies in the IRC...


I feel like there seems to be a pattern to peoples' feelings on episodes. Clearly not everyone ranks the episodes the same way, but it seems like episodes keep grouping up on peoples' likes or dislikes, all sticking together (whether they are like or dislike). And it almost seems like it is being grouped by writer.

More research is needed!

It would make sense. There does seem to be a pretty clear stylistic breakdown and since people tend to like differing styles it would be logical for them to cluster like that.




That's it. The deciding factor.

Raz_Fox is Braeburn.

Loom at that last picture. Look at it. No, don't look at me with that smarmy brow, look at it!
That, is a Raz_Fox.

O.o Y-you're right!

But who is Rainbow Dash?

I have the weirdest need to stalk Raz right now...


Have we mentioned that we love your phone lately?

Also, have some of DisPie!

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/311/1/4/pinkie__s_best_night_ever_by_sorcerushorserus-d4fg20z.png

Clearly a match made in...well, the elemental plane of chaos.


Heya Ponies! A new pic for the playground! And it's vaguely pony related! Vaguely. Very.

It's a bit more crawly than a traditional pony.

But it is very cute thing!

http://i.imgur.com/E8fxc.jpg
Threadwell Spider nomming on a twinkie!

And if I decide I want to change out my character image thing,
http://i.imgur.com/bo0yS.png

And now, back to work.

Yes, it got colored! I approve so much!


As a very recent convert, I greet you all.

I also wonder, referring to myself in a rather odd way (while being unsure of exactly why I'm doing so), why there is only one currently recruiting pony game over in the PbP section? Ponies are bestest. Gaming is second bestest. Surely pony gaming is bestester? Is there a flaw in my logic?

Welcome! Always good to see new faces around.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Hangon. Wait. I'm standing here, at midnight, in the rain, outside Parliament House, after pretending to be a wizard, talking with a guy in a lab coat about ponies. I could not make this up."

"Aren't you glad you decided to be my friend?"

Those are the best kind of days!


We're whalers on the moon, we carry a harpoon~


Quoted because:
a.) This song is best song!
b.) A wild Jade has appeared! *tackleglomp*


CUUUUTE.
...also... did we ever work out who the other mother was? Or father. (Yeah, that's gonna happen)
I'm sure I was one of the candidates. xD


Some of us have fathers...well, ok, builders but it's basically the same thing! [/Secondhand]

Neoseanster
2011-11-08, 11:33 AM
The mare is curled up in a ball, her hooves covering her face and nose as best as she can muster. A computer screen is the only light in the room, and it's soft flicker illuminates the green pony with an eerie glow of Blues, Reds, and Purples, her natural color seeming to absorb anything else. A soft, incoherent muttering can be heard in the pindrop silence.

If one were to creep behind the cowering mare, they could see a rainbow across the screen, each and every color a vertical bar, the LCD monitor giving an unnatural flicker, and every so often, what appears to be a pony's face flashes into view, only to leave the viewer questioning if there ever really was anything there at all.

So, that is the scene in my mind right now. Jade is incapacitated after reading that, and I frankly can't blame her. There's a reason I typically hate gore and grimdark. :smalleek:

Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

Poor, poor Jade... bad Titanium, exposing her to such things!

http://loveshrine.com/Pony/why%20would%20you%20post%20that.gif

You should be ashamed!

(Really, though, I'll never get why people write these things. It's... bleh. Discouraging. Nothing worse than you'll find in a B horror movie, but still.)

Grif
2011-11-08, 11:34 AM
Poor, poor Jade... bad Titanium, exposing her to such things!

http://loveshrine.com/Pony/why%20would%20you%20post%20that.gif

You should be ashamed!

(Really, though, I'll never get why people write these things. It's... bleh. Discouraging. Nothing worse than you'll find in a B horror movie, but still.)

It's inspired by the song of the same name. It's a shame the author took such a cliche interpretation of the song. Then again, the lyrics don't really leave much to imagination.

Kris Strife
2011-11-08, 11:39 AM
...but...but... I have a foal with Braeburn! :smalleek:


This is news. :smallconfused:


Have we seen any non-Earth Pony cooks around other than Pony Joe?

I thought Pony Joe was a unicorn?

Gamerlord
2011-11-08, 11:42 AM
...but...but... I have a foal with Braeburn! :smalleek:

What.
What have you been doing when I stop paying attention ponythread?

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 11:44 AM
The mare is curled up in a ball, her hooves covering her face and nose as best as she can muster. A computer screen is the only light in the room, and it's soft flicker illuminates the green pony with an eerie glow of Blues, Reds, and Purples, her natural color seeming to absorb anything else. A soft, incoherent muttering can be heard in the pindrop silence.

If one were to creep behind the cowering mare, they could see a rainbow across the screen, each and every color a vertical bar, the LCD monitor giving an unnatural flicker, and every so often, what appears to be a pony's face flashes into view, only to leave the viewer questioning if there ever really was anything there at all.

So, that is the scene in my mind right now. Jade is incapacitated after reading that, and I frankly can't blame her. There's a reason I typically hate gore and grimdark. :smalleek:

Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

Stupid grimdark, there's only one cure for this

Scootahugs!
http://twilight.ponychan.net/chan/www/src/131339417085.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/images/9d/9df0689b4b107d739e0b991066c7afc2

Deadly
2011-11-08, 11:46 AM
(Really, though, I'll never get why people write these things. It's... bleh. Discouraging. Nothing worse than you'll find in a B horror movie, but still.)

As somepony who has written something of the same nature, however small and not serious, I... don't really know why either, to be honest. I do like horror, and I do think it can be done well. Some of these are obviously just meant as a pure exercise in gore and pointless violence, but I think it's possible to do better and have some actual value in such stories.


Stupid grimdark, there's only one cure for this

Scootahugs!
http://twilight.ponychan.net/chan/www/src/131339417085.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/images/9d/9df0689b4b107d739e0b991066c7afc2


Thanks! That makes me happy ^^

Dexam
2011-11-08, 11:48 AM
WARNING! Large image, but totally worth it!

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/312/3/4/eris_by_trotsworth-d4fhzfd.png

HAIL ERIS! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism)

Tectonic Robot
2011-11-08, 11:48 AM
The mare is curled up in a ball, her hooves covering her face and nose as best as she can muster. A computer screen is the only light in the room, and it's soft flicker illuminates the green pony with an eerie glow of Blues, Reds, and Purples, her natural color seeming to absorb anything else. A soft, incoherent muttering can be heard in the pindrop silence.

If one were to creep behind the cowering mare, they could see a rainbow across the screen, each and every color a vertical bar, the LCD monitor giving an unnatural flicker, and every so often, what appears to be a pony's face flashes into view, only to leave the viewer questioning if there ever really was anything there at all.

So, that is the scene in my mind right now. Jade is incapacitated after reading that, and I frankly can't blame her. There's a reason I typically hate gore and grimdark. :smalleek:

Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

Oh, that fic. I skimmed it, one eyebrow (I wish) skeptically raised, silently judging it inside of my head.

I didn't like it. But I suppose that's the opinion of everyone here.

Neoseanster
2011-11-08, 11:52 AM
As somepony who has written something of the same nature, however small and not serious, I... don't really know why either, to be honest. I do like horror, and I do think it can be done well. Some of these are obviously just meant as a pure exercise in gore and pointless violence, but I think it's possible to do better and have some actual value in such stories.

Good horror and suspense can be riveting. Gorey nonsensical murder just makes me facehoof.

This cheered me up. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiKOapgbZXI)

Gamerlord
2011-11-08, 11:59 AM
I just had a weird thought about the pilot.
If NMM had placed Equestria under Eternal Night, does that mean the other side of the planet was facing the threat of Eternal Light? Or is Equestria's planet flat?

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 12:20 PM
O.o Y-you're right!

But who is Rainbow Dash?

I have the weirdest need to stalk Raz right now...
I think this makes the answer you. :P


This is news. :smallconfused:


What.
What have you been doing when I stop paying attention ponythread?
I've been dating him for aaages. ^_^

Vorpalbob
2011-11-08, 12:24 PM
I just had a weird thought about the pilot.
If NMM had placed Equestria under Eternal Night, does that mean the other side of the planet was facing the threat of Eternal Light? Or is Equestria's planet flat?

I'm assuming she had the power to cover the whole planet, or at least the occupied areas, otherwise her threat would be kind of silly.

Mind you, my climatology studies indicate that Eternal Night would be rather problematic, as well.

Vent Reynolt
2011-11-08, 12:31 PM
(beckons closer)
(and closer)
...
(AND CLOSER)
I don't know why people like socks. But, however much I complain, I like compliments and blushing. xD
Feel free to carry on?

In that case... *Ahem*

LIX IN SOCKS IS THE CUTEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF CUTE!


Heya Ponies! A new pic for the playground! And it's vaguely pony related! Vaguely. Very.

It's a bit more crawly than a traditional pony.

But it is very cute thing!

http://i.imgur.com/E8fxc.jpg
Threadwell Spider nomming on a twinkie!

And if I decide I want to change out my character image thing,
http://i.imgur.com/bo0yS.png

And now, back to work.

Yay! More awesome Inkwell arts!


And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!

http://i.imgur.com/QYfl3.jpg

And Playground Character Icon Picture solo thingie! http://i.imgur.com/LlI2e.png

Inkwell is now best pony (Except for Midnight, Lix, Vorpalbob, and Fluttershy)


So. Ya'll know how I'm running the singing event at BroNYcon January, right? Well, I got an audition from someone insane enough to want to take both Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie's sections, which totals well over three-quarters of the expected set list.

However.

Her singing is pretty dang good, she sounds quite a bit like Pinkie.

Anypony want to listen and give me their thoughts? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKE13J3jwm8)

She sounds quite a bit like Pinkie! I like it.


As ANOTHER note for BroNYcon. I am going to be doing a hotel room. I am paying the full price, Friday and Saturday night. And I am welcoming as many ponies as I can fit FOR FREE. Right now I have seven ponies in the room, and I can at least fit three more. So if rooming space is keeping you from coming in January, don’t let it. You are more than welcome to crash with me, even if it is floor space.

Y'know, I'm considering it...


I am reading Rainbow Factory. Why am I reading Rainbow Factory. Somepony please stop me. I haven't read the bad part yet. I can still be saved. I can still not read it. I can still not ruin rainbows for myself for the rest of my life. But I can't stop myself.

Somepony save me, please...

NOOOOOOOOOO DON'T!

*Tackles Titanium Fox*

Don't do it! All of it is the bad part! Was my earlier rant about it not enough?! Or did nopony actually pay attention to it? :smallfrown:


The mare is curled up in a ball, her hooves covering her face and nose as best as she can muster. A computer screen is the only light in the room, and it's soft flicker illuminates the green pony with an eerie glow of Blues, Reds, and Purples, her natural color seeming to absorb anything else. A soft, incoherent muttering can be heard in the pindrop silence.

If one were to creep behind the cowering mare, they could see a rainbow across the screen, each and every color a vertical bar, the LCD monitor giving an unnatural flicker, and every so often, what appears to be a pony's face flashes into view, only to leave the viewer questioning if there ever really was anything there at all.

So, that is the scene in my mind right now. Jade is incapacitated after reading that, and I frankly can't blame her. There's a reason I typically hate gore and grimdark. :smalleek:

Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

*Sigh* You went ahead and read it, didn't you?

If it's any help, as I've already explained, Rainbows ARE NOT MADE THAT WAY!

InkwellPony
2011-11-08, 12:43 PM
CUUUUTE.
...also... did we ever work out who the other mother was? Or father. (Yeah, that's gonna happen)
I'm sure I was one of the candidates. xD

We never did fully decide on that. ^^



Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

-(Eyetwitches, reading the spoiler, pauses, looks down at self, looks at the spoiler, lets out a high pitched girly scream and promptly faints)-

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 12:45 PM
Hmm... I think I'll pass it by http://i.imgur.com/SUOfJ.png I read Cupcakes and mostly found it silly, but I really like Scootaloo

Please do pass by it. It's garbage.


Quoted because:
a.) This song is best song!
b.) A wild Jade has appeared! *tackleglomp*

OHMYGOSHFLYINGDROID *Glomped*


Poor, poor Jade... bad Titanium, exposing her to such things!

http://loveshrine.com/Pony/why%20would%20you%20post%20that.gif

You should be ashamed!

(Really, though, I'll never get why people write these things. It's... bleh. Discouraging. Nothing worse than you'll find in a B horror movie, but still.)

Because I'm a terrible person? (Seriously, I only wrote that because it came to mind, and I was not going to pass up that level of literary imagery. I'm proud of those two paragraphs dangit. And yeah, no, I generally hate Grimdark like I said. I only found an urge to read it because the song is so, well... good. Honestly? If they didn't cram rainbow dash in there for NO REASON it could have been a good story.)


It's inspired by the song of the same name. It's a shame the author took such a cliche interpretation of the song. Then again, the lyrics don't really leave much to imagination.

No, no they don't.


Stupid grimdark, there's only one cure for this

Scootahugs!
http://twilight.ponychan.net/chan/www/src/131339417085.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/images/9d/9df0689b4b107d739e0b991066c7afc2


HNNNNNG-


[/SPOILER]

Oh, that fic. I skimmed it, one eyebrow (I wish) skeptically raised, silently judging it inside of my head.

I didn't like it. But I suppose that's the opinion of everyone here.

Really no one does, in the same way very few people like Cupcakes.


NOOOOOOOOOO DON'T!

*Tackles Titanium Fox*

Don't do it! All of it is the bad part! Was my earlier rant about it not enough?! Or did nopony actually pay attention to it? :smallfrown:



*Sigh* You went ahead and read it, didn't you?

If it's any help, as I've already explained, Rainbows ARE NOT MADE THAT WAY!

You were too late... *Gives a somber look*

((Yes, I paid attention to it. Curiosity got the better of me though. :P))

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 12:53 PM
In that case... *Ahem*

LIX IN SOCKS IS THE CUTEST THING SINCE THE INVENTION OF CUTE!
.////////////.

LIES

Titanium Fox
2011-11-08, 12:54 PM
.////////////.

LIES

TRUTH. Except for Midnight of course, but yeah.

EsperDerek
2011-11-08, 12:55 PM
And more pictures - I finally finished the pictures of Midnight's daughter, Aurora! The only pony in existance that is lucky enough to have three grandmothers from a single side of her family - and a Great 'Grandmother' that can move the sun at will. Lucky foal!

http://i.imgur.com/QYfl3.jpg

And Playground Character Icon Picture solo thingie! http://i.imgur.com/LlI2e.png

Glee! So pretty! Even a background anything! You're too good at drawing cutie, Inkwell....:smallredface:


Metal Mask: *Goes and cries in the Corner Booth of Despair*"


Sorry Metal Mask! It was late at night and my brains weren't working! I didn't mean to leave you off the list of Midnight's daughters... great, I'm gonna get bopped for this. And I think this killed comments on the pictures. -(Sighs)-

Now, now, you two. It was an honest mistake. Oooh, I know! The Sisterhood Social is coming up soon! Why don't you two compete?


As ANOTHER note for BroNYcon. I am going to be doing a hotel room. I am paying the full price, Friday and Saturday night. And I am welcoming as many ponies as I can fit FOR FREE. Right now I have seven ponies in the room, and I can at least fit three more. So if rooming space is keeping you from coming in January, don’t let it. You are more than welcome to crash with me, even if it is floor space.

I cannot promise anything, but I will try really hard to make it happen on my end.


This is not my new personal fanon. No. I don't care what the show's creators say, this is canon. So. Cute.

And thus, EsperDerek saved Derpy/Dinky. Thank you, everypony! I'll be here to improve fandom anytime! Midnight awaaaayy!


I'm seriously considering it. I mean, I feel so much more comfortable online as a filly, and come to think of it I always have.

You're a brilliantly awesome pony, no matter what. A very cute filly, too. :smallwink:


You are very, very far from the only one who had this revelation. :smalleek:

*Midnight whistles innocently.


The mare is curled up in a ball, her hooves covering her face and nose as best as she can muster. A computer screen is the only light in the room, and it's soft flicker illuminates the green pony with an eerie glow of Blues, Reds, and Purples, her natural color seeming to absorb anything else. A soft, incoherent muttering can be heard in the pindrop silence.

If one were to creep behind the cowering mare, they could see a rainbow across the screen, each and every color a vertical bar, the LCD monitor giving an unnatural flicker, and every so often, what appears to be a pony's face flashes into view, only to leave the viewer questioning if there ever really was anything there at all.

So, that is the scene in my mind right now. Jade is incapacitated after reading that, and I frankly can't blame her. There's a reason I typically hate gore and grimdark. :smalleek:

Synopsis (WARNING: Grimdark):
Basically, if the story, if you fail your flight test, you're 'deported'. And by that I mean sent to the rainbow factory and killed, and turned into rainbows. So yeah. Scoots fails her flying test, and her friends are both killed, she tries to escape, but fails, and Rainbow Dash, completely insane and blood thirsty, kills her.

JJADDEE! *There's a tremendous explosion, akin to a pony breaking the sound barrier! That emerald mare, cowering away from the LCD monitor, suddenly feels hooves wrapping tightly around her, pulling her away from that terrible place. As she leaves, Midnight's horn flicks almost vindictively. There's the flash of magic, and that monitor, that terrible rainbow, bursts into motes of light, dissolving harmlessly away.*


I'm assuming she had the power to cover the whole planet, or at least the occupied areas, otherwise her threat would be kind of silly.

Mind you, my climatology studies indicate that Eternal Night would be rather problematic, as well.

It would be bad for so many reasons, yes.

Topaz
2011-11-08, 12:58 PM
Once again, Inkwell is Awesome Artist Pony!


But... pony gaming.

Yeah, it wouldn't work well for, say, D&D. But I have high hopes for Ponyxalted, and Pony FUDGE might work well. What about Ponylords of Creation? Or...

Yeah, I'm out. But still!

So far my collection of Tabletop RPGs for ponies includes a RPGnet thread on using FATE, versions for D6, Savage Worlds, an incomplete Pathfinder and some Mutants & Masterminds writeups, plus three games using original systems.


But there was an incredible lack of Tree Sap...
Silly Jade, Maple syrup is tree sap!
We're past the spoiler block period on Sisterhooves Social, right? Well, just in case, tangentially related:
You know the whole Derpy/Dinky/Sparkler thing? You know the fan reaction that I like the very best of all?

Welcome to the family. (http://duplexfields.deviantart.com/art/To-Have-267612271)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LQK6hFZJcOw/TrgvAPfhNTI/AAAAAAAATPk/4rs12h6t1gw/s1600/81516+-+Sparkler+derpy_hooves+dinky_hooves+sisters.png
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-83ChhQSixac/TrgvSgxMwyI/AAAAAAAATTQ/fmJvctdKi44/s1600/and_then_there_were_three_by_chibi_jen_hen-d4fds9a.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/310/9/1/happy_family_by_thenumberguy-d4fczm5.png

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 01:00 PM
TRUTH. Except for Midnight of course, but yeah.
nuuuuuuuuuu ./////////////////////////////////.

Diego Havoc
2011-11-08, 01:00 PM
Remember:

Ponies have superpowers.

Superpowers.

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


I'm so gonna get so much milage out of that image, SiuiS!
I will never get tired of that.


Yay, new thread. Here's Bon Bon as a secret agent to celebrate.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GpURdBRmAbQ/TrgvWwTfEiI/AAAAAAAATUU/UhUvHBvG1q4/s1600/bon_bond_by_gsphere-d4fbyfp.jpg



That's awesome! :smallsmile:
Haha! Yes!


Road to El Dorado. :smallbiggrin: I love that movie - so many great quotes.

Miguel: "You fight like my sister!"
Tulio: "I've fought your sister - that's a compliment!"

Miguel: "Tulio, did you ever imagine it would end like this?"
Tulio: "The horse is a surprise..."

Chel: "Oh! Oh, no, no, no. The High Priest! What is he gonna think when he sees one of the Gods like this with me?"
Tulio: "Uhh... Lucky god?"

Tulio: "Well, it was nice working with you, partner."
Miguel: "Tulio, I just want you to know... I'm sorry about that girl in Barcelona."

I've watched the behind the scenes extras on the DVD - apparently a fair bit of dialog was ad-libbed by Kevin Kline and Kenneth Brannagh, and the writers just ran with it. :smallbiggrin:

Nice! I really need to see that again now.


Some dramatically crazy guy in that IRC that I still haven't gotten around to using demanded that these be posted:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/311/7/5/rainbow_maid_by_gammaeradon-d4fgs9c.png
Raindow Dash... in a maid outfit. I've seen it before but still... Hubba hubba! :smallbiggrin:


Heya Ponies! A new pic for the playground! And it's vaguely pony related! Vaguely. Very.

It's a bit more crawly than a traditional pony.

But it is very cute thing!

http://i.imgur.com/E8fxc.jpg
Threadwell Spider nomming on a twinkie!

And if I decide I want to change out my character image thing,
http://i.imgur.com/bo0yS.png

And now, back to work.
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! ^_______^


:D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwq5VhoU1Yk)
Thank you for brightening my day.


... *burns spider!Inkwell* *twitch*

Are there going to be any more horrifyingly cute spiders, or can I put the flamethrower away now?
:smallmad: *Casts heal on the cute spider*


So. Ya'll know how I'm running the singing event at BroNYcon January, right? Well, I got an audition from someone insane enough to want to take both Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie's sections, which totals well over three-quarters of the expected set list.

However.

Her singing is pretty dang good, she sounds quite a bit like Pinkie.

Anypony want to listen and give me their thoughts? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKE13J3jwm8)

Not bad at all! Very much like Pinkie.



*Snrk* Pinkie PiuiS.

That's magnificent.

***

Anyway guys, I may not see you for a while. I recently reinstalled Civ 5 ¬_¬ So before I sucumb to "one-more-turn-ism" I wonder... If each pony ruled a Civ, how would they play?

I thinking...

Twilight: Clearly Science based. Probably similar to the Babalonians. Unique unit would be teleporting unicorn troops, ignoring terrain.

Pinkie Pie: Bonuses to Civ happiness, naturally. Possibly with a new great person who creates happiness producing tiles (Great Party-planner?)

Rarity: Well she is the element of generosity. Perhaps extra bonuses after giving gifts to other civs/CSs. That and extra happiness from gems and silk.

Fluttershy: Some sort of bonus from animal tiles I guess? I want to say extra horses but that seems... wrong.

Rainbow Dash: Fast moving units plus early access to flight techs.

Applejack: Better farms of course. In what way, I'm not sure.

Celestia: Golden ages last much longer :smallwink:

MCerberus
2011-11-08, 01:18 PM
I thought Pony Joe was a unicorn?

Yes, and that would qualify him as a non-Earth Pony cook. :smallconfused:
Unless he's just in sales.

otakuryoga
2011-11-08, 01:18 PM
Anyway guys, I may not see you for a while. I recently reinstalled Civ 5 ¬_¬ So before I sucumb to "one-more-turn-ism" I wonder... If each pony ruled a Civ, how would they play?

I thinking...


Fluttershy: Some sort of bonus from animal tiles I guess? I want to say extra horses but that seems... wrong.



i guess that entirely depends if Big Mac is her co-ruler or not..... :smallcool:

Draconi Redfir
2011-11-08, 01:37 PM
Why can i never picture Dinky as a girl? keeps coming out as a boy to me.

it must be my Male-ness and natural Biology genes working together and demanding more males in the MLP world.

If it makes you feel better they also demand more females in any smurffete-principled societies/armies in other media :smalltongue:

the_druid_droid
2011-11-08, 01:38 PM
-(Eyetwitches, reading the spoiler, pauses, looks down at self, looks at the spoiler, lets out a high pitched girly scream and promptly faints)-

Oh my...

...


OHMYGOSHFLYINGDROID *Glomped*


Hmm, when you put it that way, maybe I should give ponies a bit more warning before launching my metal self at them

<.< >.>


nuuuuuuuuuu ./////////////////////////////////.

Yuuussssssssssssss

Neoseanster
2011-11-08, 01:43 PM
So. Ya'll know how I'm running the singing event at BroNYcon January, right? Well, I got an audition from someone insane enough to want to take both Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie's sections, which totals well over three-quarters of the expected set list.

However.

Her singing is pretty dang good, she sounds quite a bit like Pinkie.

Anypony want to listen and give me their thoughts? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKE13J3jwm8)

---

As ANOTHER note for BroNYcon. I am going to be doing a hotel room. I am paying the full price, Friday and Saturday night. And I am welcoming as many ponies as I can fit FOR FREE. Right now I have seven ponies in the room, and I can at least fit three more. So if rooming space is keeping you from coming in January, don’t let it. You are more than welcome to crash with me, even if it is floor space.

She sounds pretty good! If nopony better volunteers, she'd make a fine Pinkie. I'd be hesitant to give her both Pinkie and Fluttershy's parts, though, unless you get no reasonable Fluttershy auditions at all. It's a lot to come from one person.

I'm toying with coming down for the convention, myself, but I only live just over an hour away, so it's not so prohibitively far that I can't just drive back and forth without spending the night. I'd take floor space were it available, just for the sake of getting to hang with everyone and so I wouldn't have to drive at night, but if there's too much demand, it'd be better that it goes to someone else with a more difficult commute.



We're past the spoiler block period on Sisterhooves Social, right? Well, just in case, tangentially related:
You know the whole Derpy/Dinky/Sparkler thing? You know the fan reaction that I like the very best of all?

Welcome to the family. (http://duplexfields.deviantart.com/art/To-Have-267612271)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LQK6hFZJcOw/TrgvAPfhNTI/AAAAAAAATPk/4rs12h6t1gw/s1600/81516+-+Sparkler+derpy_hooves+dinky_hooves+sisters.png
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-83ChhQSixac/TrgvSgxMwyI/AAAAAAAATTQ/fmJvctdKi44/s1600/and_then_there_were_three_by_chibi_jen_hen-d4fds9a.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/310/9/1/happy_family_by_thenumberguy-d4fczm5.png

Aw, these are adorable.

Vent Reynolt
2011-11-08, 01:47 PM
You were too late... *Gives a somber look*

((Yes, I paid attention to it. Curiosity got the better of me though. :P))

There, there. It'll be okay. Just take some deep breaths and remember everything awesome and cute about ponies. Rainbows are beautiful; they're not something to hate or be afraid of.

Here's a cute image of a pony to help ease your pain:
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/282/9/c/beep_by_mr_1-d4cc69q.png (http://mr-1.deviantart.com/art/Beep-262588094)


.////////////.

LIES

TRU-


TRUTH. Except for Midnight of course, but yeah.

Dang it! Wait. Jade?!

Kindablue
2011-11-08, 01:54 PM
I'm assuming she had the power to cover the whole planet, or at least the occupied areas, otherwise her threat would be kind of silly.

Mind you, my climatology studies indicate that Eternal Night would be rather problematic, as well.

Horses or chariots pulling the sun and moon across the sky is old as mythology itself, but I think I read once that the princesses are specifically based on Skinfaxi ("shining mane") and Hrímfaxi ("frost mane"), a pair of Norse horses who were rode by Dagr ("day") and Nótt ("night"), respectively. The Sun isn't a physical object in most Norse myths, it's just the light shining off Skinfaxi as it flies across the sky. In the show, Celestia obviously isn't doing that, but I think that removing her from the equation in the pilot (however that happened) effectively got rid of the Sun as well, that it wasn't just waiting on the other side of the planet for someone to drag it back; the Sun doesn't really exist without her or someone like Discord making it exist.

the_druid_droid
2011-11-08, 02:03 PM
Horses or chariots pulling the sun and moon across the sky is old as mythology itself, but I think I read once that the princesses are specifically based on Skinfaxi ("shining mane") and Hrímfaxi ("frost mane"), a pair of Norse horses who were rode by Dagr ("day") and Nótt ("night"), respectively. The Sun isn't a physical object in most Norse myths, it's just the light shining off Skinfaxi as it flies across the sky. In the show, Celestia obviously isn't doing that, but I think that removing her from the equation in the pilot (however that happened) effectively got rid of the Sun as well, that it wasn't just waiting on the other side of the planet for someone to drag it back; the Sun doesn't really exist without her or someone like Discord making it exist.

Totally the names they should have used in the show. That is all.

Nameless
2011-11-08, 02:04 PM
You know the whole Derpy/Dinky/Sparkler thing? You know the fan reaction that I like the very best of all?

Welcome to the family. (http://duplexfields.deviantart.com/art/To-Have-267612271)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LQK6hFZJcOw/TrgvAPfhNTI/AAAAAAAATPk/4rs12h6t1gw/s1600/81516+-+Sparkler+derpy_hooves+dinky_hooves+sisters.png
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-83ChhQSixac/TrgvSgxMwyI/AAAAAAAATTQ/fmJvctdKi44/s1600/and_then_there_were_three_by_chibi_jen_hen-d4fds9a.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/310/9/1/happy_family_by_thenumberguy-d4fczm5.png

This is something that's been bugging me for a while now. Since when did Derpy have daughters? Or is this a fan thing I'm still behind on? :smallconfused:

Random_person
2011-11-08, 02:12 PM
Woah.

This thread moves fast. I go to sleep for a few hours and pages sprout. I'm a little bit scared now...

That said, someone asked for a link to pony gaming. I'm not trawling back to find who, so I'll just leave this (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221711) here, OK?

Mando Knight
2011-11-08, 02:14 PM
This is something that's been bugging me for a while now. Since when did Derpy have daughters? Or is this a fan thing I'm still behind on? :smallconfused:

The little grey unicorn, aka "Dinky," has been Derpy's daughter in fanon for as long as I can remember due to their near-identical color schemes. Last episode spoilers...
The pink unicorn is confirmed to be the sister of a little grey unicorn that uses Dinky's model and color scheme, as they enter the sisterhooves race together. Thus, fanon-at-large has brought the pink one into the family. Name varies depending on whom you ask, as she's been a character for less than a week.

Grif
2011-11-08, 02:17 PM
This is something that's been bugging me for a while now. Since when did Derpy have daughters? Or is this a fan thing I'm still behind on? :smallconfused:

It's a fan thing. It apparently started when the fans needed a family to attach Derpy to. Dinky seemed to be the choice, though everypony conveniently forgets the horn.

Deadly
2011-11-08, 02:23 PM
The little grey unicorn, aka "Dinky," has been Derpy's daughter in fanon for as long as I can remember due to their near-identical color schemes. Last episode spoilers...
The pink unicorn is confirmed to be the sister of a little grey unicorn that uses Dinky's model and color scheme, as they enter the sisterhooves race together. Thus, fanon-at-large has brought the pink one into the family. Name varies depending on whom you ask, as she's been a character for less than a week.

Dinky is actually a light purple rather than gray. At least in most appearances, I think. Background ponies aren't always totally consistent, I guess.

Episode 5
And the unicorn she's with has been showing up several times in season 1 as a background pony. She was leader of the animal team in winter wrap up, for example, and she was also the one who was with Lyra in Canterlot when she waves at Twilight in S1E1. Her fan name, according to the MLP wiki, is Sparkler.

Nameless
2011-11-08, 02:24 PM
Ah, well that makes sense I suppose. (appart from the whole horn issue, but I guess we still haven't seen Derpy's man-thing). :smalltongue:
Maybe it's Celestias un-named unicorn garde. Oh, so many funniez going through my mind.

Zevox
2011-11-08, 02:25 PM
This is something that's been bugging me for a while now. Since when did Derpy have daughters? Or is this a fan thing I'm still behind on? :smallconfused:
Well, everything about Derpy is a fan thing, so yeah. Anyway, Dinky is a unicorn filly with a near-identical color scheme to Derpy, so when she first appeared fans decided to make her Derpy's daughter. Much adorable fan art later and that became entrenched fanon. Then last episode
Dinky is seen in the Sisterhooves Social race with another character, meaning they're either sisters or she was playing a surrogate sister role similar to how Applejack was going to compete with Sweetie Belle. Apparently some fans have chosen the former and brought her into the family. And since it's adorable, I for one am quite happy with that.
Zevox

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 02:37 PM
It's a fan thing. It apparently started when the fans needed a family to attach Derpy to. Dinky seemed to be the choice, though everypony conveniently forgets the horn.

Nopony I know forgets the horn. It just means Dinky's father was a unicorn. I'm pretty sure Word of Faust has said that the various pony races can interbreed.

Zevox
2011-11-08, 02:39 PM
Nopony I know forgets the horn. It just means Dinky's father was a unicorn.
Or that there's some sort of dominant/recessive genes thing going on with unicorns and pegasi, and what you get can be semi-random depending on if you have ponies of other types in your family history.

Or Dinky could always be adopted too.

Zevox

Deadly
2011-11-08, 02:40 PM
Quick, before my muse dies again, I need pirate names for the mane 6 plus Derpy and Dinky!

Zevox
2011-11-08, 02:45 PM
Quick, before my muse dies again, I need pirate names for the mane 6 plus Derpy and Dinky!
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12298956056/1/tumblr_lu2naaCXB91r0biau
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12298956056/2/tumblr_lu2naaCXB91r0biau
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12298956056/3/tumblr_lu2naaCXB91r0biau
Yeah I don't really have anything else to contribute, sorry. That was just too perfect of an excuse to post that.

Zevox

Mando Knight
2011-11-08, 02:49 PM
Feel free to use their normal names. They're unique enough that unless you get some clever nickname, they'd stick. Most famous pirates actually used their actual names.

InkwellPony
2011-11-08, 02:50 PM
Woah.

This thread moves fast. I go to sleep for a few hours and pages sprout. I'm a little bit scared now...

That said, someone asked for a link to pony gaming. I'm not trawling back to find who, so I'll just leave this (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221711) here, OK?

This is nothing compaired to how this thread used to move. The IRC channel we have has really slowed this thread down (Thank Celestia). There was times when we'd go through half a thread through a single evening if we got particularly frisky.

Random_person
2011-11-08, 02:53 PM
:eek:

Um.

Good thing it's slowed down.

Deadly
2011-11-08, 02:54 PM
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12298956056/1/tumblr_lu2naaCXB91r0biau
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12298956056/2/tumblr_lu2naaCXB91r0biau
http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/12298956056/3/tumblr_lu2naaCXB91r0biau
Yeah I don't really have anything else to contribute, sorry. That was just too perfect of an excuse to post that.

Zevox

Nice! :smallbiggrin:

Sadly, Pinkie was the subject of mutiny by Rainbow Dash, so she's no longer captain.


Feel free to use their normal names. They're unique enough that unless you get some clever nickname, they'd stick. Most famous pirates actually used their actual names.

Something like Pinkie Pie the .... something, maybe. Or X Rarity, replace X with something clever. So titles, rather than names?

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 02:57 PM
:eek:

Um.

Good thing it's slowed down.

Yeah, I remember going to my classes one morning and coming back a few hours later to find 9 pages had gone by.

Edit: @Deadly: Yeah, all I've got is Applejack Sparrow.

Trixie
2011-11-08, 02:58 PM
Something like Pinkie Pie the .... something, maybe. Or X Rarity, replace X with something clever. So titles, rather than names?

Pirarity? :smallconfused:

Gamerlord
2011-11-08, 02:59 PM
Something like Pinkie Pie the .... something, maybe. Or X Rarity, replace X with something clever. So titles, rather than names?
How about "Desparity" for Rarity?

Deadly
2011-11-08, 03:05 PM
Edit: @Deadly: Yeah, all I've got is Applejack Sparrow.

Hmm, that's a fairly obvious choice, yeah. I was thinking of Apple Blackjack, Black Applejack, Applejack the Black or something along those lines.


Pirarity? :smallconfused:


How about "Desparity" for Rarity?

Hmm, or similarly: Pinkie Pierate... so punny :smallbiggrin:

Perhaps too much like nicknames than titles, though

Draconi Redfir
2011-11-08, 03:11 PM
Or that there's some sort of dominant/recessive genes thing going on with unicorns and pegasi, and what you get can be semi-random depending on if you have ponies of other types in your family history.


This works (http://creshosk.deviantart.com/art/Crash-Course-Genetics-245662922).

otakuryoga
2011-11-08, 03:16 PM
pancreas saving warning...extreme wet mane cuteness contained below
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nvQY-svMhHU/TrmEVM0UyNI/AAAAAAAATao/_meK_A9osNM/s1600/81868+-+Flarity+artist+cartoonlion+artist+megasweet+flutt ershy+lesbian+rain+rarity+shipping+wet_hairity+wet _mane.png

and... Luna in a box---and it ISNT sad!!
http://devipotato.deviantart.com/art/Free-Hugs-267880728

SlyGuyMcFly
2011-11-08, 03:47 PM
Quick, before my muse dies again, I need pirate names for the mane 6 plus Derpy and Dinky!

Rainbowbeard. (http://arch.413chan.net/By_Celestia%27s_Beard-(n1303481574520).png)

Edit@V:

Twilight Sparrrrkle.

Kurgan
2011-11-08, 03:49 PM
Quick, before my muse dies again, I need pirate names for the mane 6 plus Derpy and Dinky!

Yaharrity.

FluttARRRshy, Scourge of the X Seas.

Leap'n'Dash, the Dashing Rogue.

EDIT:
Oh oh oh!

Powderkeg Sparker!

Gaelbert
2011-11-08, 03:56 PM
As ANOTHER note for BroNYcon. I am going to be doing a hotel room. I am paying the full price, Friday and Saturday night. And I am welcoming as many ponies as I can fit FOR FREE. Right now I have seven ponies in the room, and I can at least fit three more. So if rooming space is keeping you from coming in January, don’t let it. You are more than welcome to crash with me, even if it is floor space.


*eyes bank account*
*checks cost of plane ticket*

If I only eat oats and grits for the next two months...

I'll get back to you on that.




http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/310/9/1/happy_family_by_thenumberguy-d4fczm5.png

This is one of the most adorable pictures I have ever seen. And being a brony, I've seen a lot of adorable pictures.

I feel like I'm forgetting something. Did somepony ask me a question that I didn't answer? Maybe I overlooked a dreampony question or something?

Strife Warzeal
2011-11-08, 03:58 PM
I have a few questions to ask that have been buzzing around my head the past few days about ponies in general and wanted the thread's opinions on them.

1. What is Celestia's power level as far as unicorn magic goes? (someone get the joke out of the way) Personally I feel her power is directly related to the sun as all special talent linked magic is and therefore she may not be as powerful as people make her out to be.

2. Why do the ponies have the term 'fillyfooler' as the word for lesbian? It seems too negative of a word and people are just grabbing what they've seen in our world as the norm for them. Ponies don't share what made same-sex relationship such a taboo for humans, would say more but I think it would end up violating forum rules. Fillyfooler and coltcuddler just sound too derogative for the setting.

3. Pertains to the leaked song:
I'm really curious what's going on where pinkie is singing a song that to me amounts to helping a pony in a depressed mood.

Side note, am I the only one that can see Pinkie going into a child's ward in a hospital to sing it to them and just brighten their day?

Twixie picture, just because:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3jEYDpFiik4/TrgvO8P_MzI/AAAAAAAATSg/RkKTP1D2IzI/s1600/mane_play_by_dekomaru-d4fcqgn.png

Gamerlord
2011-11-08, 04:00 PM
I have a few questions to ask that have been buzzing around my head the past few days about ponies in general and wanted the thread's opinions on them.

1. What is Celestia's power level as far as unicorn magic goes? (someone get the joke out of the way) Personally I feel her power is directly related to the sun as all special talent linked magic is and therefore she may not be as powerful as people make her out to be.

2. Why do the ponies have the term 'fillyfooler' as the word for lesbian? It seems too negative of a word and people are just grabbing what they've seen in our world as the norm for them. Ponies don't share what made same-sex relationship such a taboo for humans, would say more but I think it would end up violating forum rules. Fillyfooler and coltcuddler just sound too derogative for the setting.

3. Pertains to the leaked song:
I'm really curious what's going on where pinkie is singing a song that to me amounts to helping a pony in a depressed mood.

Side note, am I the only one that can see Pinkie going into a child's ward in a hospital to sing it to them and just brighten their day?

Twixie picture, just because:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3jEYDpFiik4/TrgvO8P_MzI/AAAAAAAATSg/RkKTP1D2IzI/s1600/mane_play_by_dekomaru-d4fcqgn.png
With pleasure. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiMHTK15Pik)

Deadly
2011-11-08, 04:02 PM
Rainbowbeard. (http://arch.413chan.net/By_Celestia%27s_Beard-(n1303481574520).png)

Edit@V:

Twilight Sparrrrkle.

Damn, that's too good to pass up. Thanks ^^


Yaharrity.

FluttARRRshy, Scourge of the X Seas.

Leap'n'Dash, the Dashing Rogue.

EDIT:
Oh oh oh!

Powderkeg Sparker!

Not bad either.

So far I think I've settled on Rainbowbeard, Scourge of the Seven Seas (or does Equestria have more or less seas?) and Apple Blackjack.

Still open to suggestions on the others. The more ideas I can mix and match, the better :smallbiggrin:


I feel like I'm forgetting something. Did somepony ask me a question that I didn't answer? Maybe I overlooked a dreampony question or something?

I don't think you ever got to my dreampony.

Kurgan
2011-11-08, 04:04 PM
I have a few questions to ask that have been buzzing around my head the past few days about ponies in general and wanted the thread's opinions on them.

1. What is Celestia's power level as far as unicorn magic goes? (someone get the joke out of the way) Personally I feel her power is directly related to the sun as all special talent linked magic is and therefore she may not be as powerful as people make her out to be.

Your wish is my command:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bhRn6RvTzoQ/Tbx5vit0KqI/AAAAAAAAD_A/NpLDmH_kPls/s1600/cuteness_over_9000_by_lavosvsbahamut-d3c30tn.jpg

Thank god for google image search.

That said, I'd say "stronger than any given unicorn, but not strong enough to want to take a dragon on on her own. Going with the reference, I'd say somewhere around Vegeta when the main characters first encounter him, while everyone else is the Z Team.



2. Why do the ponies have the term 'fillyfooler' as the word for lesbian? It seems too negative of a word and people are just grabbing what they've seen in our world as the norm for them. Ponies don't share what made same-sex relationship such a taboo for humans, would say more but I think it would end up violating forum rules. Fillyfooler and coltcuddler just sound too derogative for the setting.

Yeah, that term really makes me instantly thing "pedophile", you know, since filly is a pony child...



3. Pertains to the leaked song:
I'm really curious what's going on where pinkie is singing a song that to me amounts to helping a pony in a depressed mood.

Side note, am I the only one that can see Pinkie going into a child's ward in a hospital to sing it to them and just brighten their day?


Didn't listen to the song, cannot comment.

Callos_DeTerran
2011-11-08, 04:54 PM
Your wish is my command:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bhRn6RvTzoQ/Tbx5vit0KqI/AAAAAAAAD_A/NpLDmH_kPls/s1600/cuteness_over_9000_by_lavosvsbahamut-d3c30tn.jpg

Thank god for google image search.

That said, I'd say "stronger than any given unicorn, but not strong enough to want to take a dragon on on her own. Going with the reference, I'd say somewhere around Vegeta when the main characters first encounter him, while everyone else is the Z Team.

I gotta point out, I never got the whole 'Celestia is a physical god' thing either...I mean she's got a spell to move the sun, which is also her special gift...that's not exactly indicative that she can do OTHER stuff beyond what any generic unicorn could do with their magic.

Deadly
2011-11-08, 04:54 PM
1. What is Celestia's power level as far as unicorn magic goes? (someone get the joke out of the way) Personally I feel her power is directly related to the sun as all special talent linked magic is and therefore she may not be as powerful as people make her out to be.

Well, in the season 2 opener she says that the chamber holding the elements is protected by a spell only she can break. This suggests that she is, or at least thinks she is the most powerful one around, in at least some ways. It is even possible that she is right, and that Discord never broke her spell but simply lurked and waited until she opened the vault and then stole the elements from the box just before she opened it.

She also appears to dispel Twilight's Want It, Need It spell on all the ponies of Ponyville, suggesting that she's at least able to overcome Twilight's magic, or some of it anyway. Since she's her teacher, and if nothing else at least a 1000 years old, it's not unfair to assume she's more powerful and knowledgeable than Twilight, who she described as having more raw abilities than any unicorn she had ever come across (whether that includes herself is unknown, of course)

Luna appears to command quite a lot of power, judging from her seemingly effortless displays of stormy powers in episode 4. And I'd say it's likely that Celestia is at least as powerful as Luna, most likely more given her greater age and 1000 years advantage (unless she's been slacking off).

Also, her special talent may be more than just raising the sun and also include the ruling of Equestria, in which case her power would probably be quite high.

Not sure what conclusion to draw, other than: I think it's fair to assume that she's the most powerful unicorn around, possibly the most powerful ever. Maybe Twilight has the potential to surpass her, given a few centuries, but for now and the foreseeable future I think her position is uncontested.

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 05:00 PM
DerpyDash
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NkS6k_hxL0o/TrmEJ7R7rEI/AAAAAAAATYk/ioKO5TIlkCM/s1600/rainbow_derp_by_gammaeradon-d4fgsup.png

No reason, just cute.

Zevox
2011-11-08, 05:03 PM
I gotta point out, I never got the whole 'Celestia is a physical god' thing either...I mean she's got a spell to move the sun, which is also her special gift...that's not exactly indicative that she can do OTHER stuff beyond what any generic unicorn could do with their magic.
While I agree that making her out to be a god is more than I'd ever do, there is good reason to believe that she's quite powerful as far as magic goes, as Deadly points out above. Besides all that he said, she is Twilight's teacher, so she has to be pretty good at magic or else she wouldn't be able to do that.

Zevox

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 05:38 PM
Yeah, I remember going to my classes one morning and coming back a few hours later to find 9 pages had gone by.
I actually miss that.

Thanqol
2011-11-08, 05:58 PM
Sorry Metal Mask! It was late at night and my brains weren't working! I didn't mean to leave you off the list of Midnight's daughters... great, I'm gonna get bopped for this. And I think this killed comments on the pictures. -(Sighs)-


Now, now, you two. It was an honest mistake. Oooh, I know! The Sisterhood Social is coming up soon! Why don't you two compete?

Mask: "The - social?"

*Reflexive fear at any sort of direct test can be seen in Mask's body language. Anything where she can be put to the test and can't dodge the facts makes her freeze up.

She shakes it off after a moment. If she had a face, it would be determined.*

Mask: "Fine then! This'll happen! This'll happen tops!"

[Expect relevant art today/tomorrow!]


O.o Y-you're right!

But who is Rainbow Dash?

I have the weirdest need to stalk Raz right now...


I think this makes the answer you. :P

If Druid is Rainbow Dash, and Raz is Braeburn, who am I?


Those are the best kind of days!

I basically met that guy in philosophy class at random one day and dragged him into the world of roleplaying, and then, ponies. I also introduced him to his current housemates in the course of a roleplaying game, who in turn got him his job. He also rolled with me for Derpy Day, and assists me with most of my other film/photo projects.

Basically, I'm directly responsible for every single cool thing that's happened in that guy's life over the past year or so.


Woah.

This thread moves fast. I go to sleep for a few hours and pages sprout. I'm a little bit scared now...

The thread has been incredibly slow recently. I'm accustomed to 8-9 pages a day.

Bayonet Priest
2011-11-08, 06:05 PM
I actually miss that.

I kinda do as well but I find myself actually reading more of the posts now than I used to. I used to just skim without paying much attention in order to keep up, now I can actually weigh in on a discussion from time to time. That's just me though, I know plenty of ponies were able to keep up just fine and I kind of do miss the blazing ridiculous speeds this thread used to get up to. I think we could find a happy medium between the current slowness and our ultimate peak speeds of a month or two ago.

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 06:06 PM
If Druid is Rainbow Dash, and Raz is Braeburn, who am I?
I dunno. Their kid?

Thanqol
2011-11-08, 06:07 PM
I dunno. Their kid?

*head asplode*

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 06:08 PM
*head asplode*
I try my best.

Thanqol
2011-11-08, 06:15 PM
I try my best.

Kudos on the Dollhouse references you've been dropping all this time, by the way.

Sweetie Welf
2011-11-08, 06:15 PM
Forgive my ignorance on this, but what is the general accepted level of fan-ness to be considered a "brony"? Is it more towards the "I watched the show with my daughter and it wasn't so bad" level, or is there an element of "I got a tattoo of a cutie mark representing my favourite fanfiction and I'm naming my daughter Scootaloo"?

What, you have a daughter? You haven't mentioned that in the DD threads in 4 years.


Summer?... but winter is coming... curse you Australians and your mutant backwards seasons, confusing my brain with your witchcraft :smalltongue:

Also curse their prematurity. Why can't they live in GMT+1 like normal people? Or at least stay late in work? I once again had to make an "he-doesn't-understand-me-I-don't-understand-him-so-we-sent-mails-anyway-and-coming-early-to-work-was-a-waste" call today. I hate those calls.



I've heard it albeit nopony that seem "comfortable" in self identifying as one. However I believe its mentioned at least once in the Knowyourmeme work, and a few other places like CR's review.


I've heard it used before, but I'm sure it's not in common use. More often "brony" is used in a gender-neutral manner

How could I miss that? http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png




It showed up for a one-and-done way back around like, thread 3-6. I remember arguingthat pegasister was cool, but having to factionalize only created inter-fandom conflict. A looooong time ago. Let's see what the Internet has to say!

Ah. That's how, I wasn't in the thread back then. http://i.imgur.com/etKD7.png



My off the cuff subject to change rankings of each episode, out of 10, with 5 being an average S1 episode

E1: 6
E2: 8
E3: 8
E4: 9
E5: 4

E5 only a 4? But it contains Sweetie Bell and Rarity in the prescribed amounts!


These ponies are CRAZY. fast comes with the territory
How's life treatin' ya, mate? I would have suspected you had weekends off but here you are on Monday/Tuesday, instead. Busy week?

Actually, quite the opposite. I took leave day on Friday and meet a few friends and relatives over the weekend and was back on Sunday night. I just posted yesterday since when I tried to catch up the new thread just showed up. And so far this has been an acceptable busy week. Still don#t have time to catch up on the last thread past post 900. http://i.imgur.com/LWZja.png
And thanks for asking! And how's your live been the past weeks?


That's our job dude. Well, one of them, in some cases.

Rassnfrassn responsibility

One you guys take serious http://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png
It used to be my job too. http://i.imgur.com/OPCUO.png

Trazoi
2011-11-08, 06:33 PM
What, you have a daughter? You haven't mentioned that in the DD threads in 4 years.
Nope, I was trying to think of hypothetical brony types.

If I ever do have a daughter, I'll probably not name her Scootaloo. Although thinking about it "Celeste" is a pretty good name.

Tiki Snakes
2011-11-08, 06:34 PM
So, Rainbows.

Well, Rainbows and Factories.
Yeah, I ended up reading it a little while back too, almost entirely because of how good the song was. Actually, I thought the Song was actually quite non-specific. It could just be that I was missing something, but it seemed to not really get any more definately than vaguely ominous hints.

The Fic was firmly in so-bad-it's...well, not so bad it's good, but so bad it's almost worth reading in a twisted kind of way. Just so completely out of character for everyone involved, even in comparison with Cupcakes which had the same hilarious terribad thing going. Mostly, the fact that they were so far out of character, along with the terrible slasher style attempts at horror just completely negated any of the potential impact of both of them. If your stomach is strong, they shouldn't trouble you in any long-term manner, and if you don't feel up to it, don't worry. You're not missing anything by not reading them, really.

Personally, I get a much more eerie, lovecraftianly things-pony-was-not-meant-to-know vibe from the Song, and toyed with the idea of doing my own version of the Fic, but I'm not particularly interested in either Grimdark, Grimdark Pony-Fics, or Fics in general, writing or reading. So it'll probably never happen. I'm pretty sure I could do better, but that's not exactly a wild claim.

I'm not entirely sure where I stand on the Derpy-Dinky fanon, really.
I kind of like the adoption route, partially because of this relatively D'aaw free music-reference-pic that someone posted a while back.
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/143/3/5/her_special_talent_by_procaballus-d3h2e4d.jpg
I like the idea actually that Sparkler is an adopted daughter too. Specifically, that she is pretty much the same age as Derpy, or possibly even older, but that for some reason Derpy ended up adopting her regardless. It's even further into only-ever-fanon territory than the rest of that, though.

Sweetie Welf
2011-11-08, 06:37 PM
Nope, I was trying to think of hypothetical brony types.

If I ever do have a daughter, I'll probably not name her Scootaloo. Although thinking about it "Celeste" is a pretty good name.

Mystery solved.
I guess "Luna" is not an option for apparent reasons. :smalltongue:

Athaniar
2011-11-08, 06:45 PM
I have a few questions to ask that have been buzzing around my head the past few days about ponies in general and wanted the thread's opinions on them.

1. What is Celestia's power level as far as unicorn magic goes? (someone get the joke out of the way) Personally I feel her power is directly related to the sun as all special talent linked magic is and therefore she may not be as powerful as people make her out to be.

Not sure how canon it is, but this picture
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110922180923/mlp/images/d/d8/Princess_celestia_mlpapp.png
says she is "the MOST MAGICAL pony" (capitalization not changed), which is certainly not unreasonable. Also, concerning Dragonshy, I do believe she could have handled the situation herself with ease, but, you know, Friendship Lessons and all that. She can probably handle anything less than superpowered beings like Nightmare Moon and Discord.

Mystic Muse
2011-11-08, 06:49 PM
Side note, am I the only one that can see Pinkie going into a child's ward in a hospital to sing it to them and just brighten their day?[/SPOILER]


Somewhat related, but kinda sad. There was actually a story a little while ago about something like this. A brony was working in a hospital, and shared MLP: FiM with a little girl who had terminal cancer. Pinkie Pie became her favorite character, and he gave her a Pinkie Pie Plushie for her birthday. She loved the little thing, and it eventually helped her get over the fact she was going to die soon. Before that happened though, she wrote the guy a note saying she considered him to be, in essence, her older brother and she gave the plushie back.

SiuiS
2011-11-08, 06:49 PM
Hiya folks!

I'm working on a Quotepost, and a lot of it is just old thread drama we're mostly past. So should I drop it, edit out those posts, or just go into it with my usual gusto?

So we have IRC elsewhere, being posted. RP has kinda died out. Art seems limited to Thanqol or it's own thread. And fics never receive the attention they deserve... I know this sounds absurd

But

Is there anything we still talk about that isn't individual episodes or the fandom as a unit?

mikeejimbo
2011-11-08, 06:50 PM
I dunno, I can't really pick favorite and least favorite episodes. Maybe I just haven't watched enough, but to be honest I enjoy them all and don't really see a reason to pick favorites.

I am kind of with you on that one. I haven't seen all the episodes twice, and I don't think I've seen any of them more than thrice.


Speaking of pony gaming...

Anypony here play GURPS? I've been wanting to play GURPS for a while, and I always figured it might work well for ponies, being as generic as it is and all. If anypony were to some day run a game of GURPS set in Equestria, I might actually have an excuse to finally make myself familiar with the rules (I've played a bit with creating characters, but not a lot, and never actually played).

I was actually working on statting out Rarity in GURPS last night, after working on the list of spells that I think would fit in with her talent. Although both need work.


I gotta point out, I never got the whole 'Celestia is a physical god' thing either...I mean she's got a spell to move the sun, which is also her special gift...that's not exactly indicative that she can do OTHER stuff beyond what any generic unicorn could do with their magic.

Season 2 Episode 5 Spoiler (with some Ep4 for good measure):

Rarity does take the self-oath "With Celestia as my witness", though that isn't necessarily a religious oath, since one could do that with the ruler as well. I do find the Nightmare Night proceedings vaguely religious, and if Luna is a goddess Celestia probably would be. I personally refer to them as demigods. Yes, this means I believe that dragons are as powerful as demigods.

Trazoi
2011-11-08, 07:02 PM
I guess "Luna" is not an option for apparent reasons. :smalltongue:
Needs sisters first. :smalltongue:

(Curious): What pony names would work as names? There's Luna, variants of Celestia (Celeste). Spike's more of a strong nickname (like for Spike Milligan). Anyone else? Big Macintosh? :smallconfused:

Topaz
2011-11-08, 07:02 PM
More Drawfriend...
Introducing Doctor Whooves' newest Companion!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HBA_DbhPMQo/TrmEJEEFhOI/AAAAAAAATYU/I_93YmQlrnA/s1600/witch_doctor_by_gammaeradon-d4fgqij.png

Strife Warzeal
2011-11-08, 07:02 PM
So I guess a good way to round it up is: Alicorns may be just naturally more powerful than unicorns. They may have more ability than what their special talent would say. Personally I'm chalking this up to "you live 1000+ years in a (seemingly) unaging body and see how strong you are in X subject".

Do you think there are more 'generic' spells ponies can learn beyond the telekinesis? I'm liking the idea that beyond special-talent related magic there is a 'universal' pool of magic any unicorn can learn. At least by my thought process what's the point of tons of spell books and ponies like Starswirl the bearded creating hundreds of spells if very few ponies could learn them. Could also be used to explain dispelling the Want it, Need it spell. As far as the "spell only I can break" (and I'm just making things up here) maybe magical locks work in the way of having to match certain frequencies of magic to flip the tumblers.

monkeyboyinc
2011-11-08, 07:02 PM
Just read Rainbow Factory.Nothing Special. I'm disappointed that Scootaloo didn't go out in some sort of blaze of glory, maybe taking the entire factory with her. The story could at least try to give us a reason why their parents haven't wrote to the flight school demanding to know where their children are. Overall, I will give this story a 21.


Hiya folks!

I'm working on a Quotepost, and a lot of it is just old thread drama we're mostly past. So should I drop it, edit out those posts, or just go into it with my usual gusto?

So we have IRC elsewhere, being posted. RP has kinda died out. Art seems limited to Thanqol or it's own thread. And fics never receive the attention they deserve... I know this sounds absurd

But

Is there anything we still talk about that isn't individual episodes or the fandom as a unit?

I agree with your concerns. If this continues for another week, I'd say we need to take some sort of action.

Mando Knight
2011-11-08, 07:02 PM
Yes, this means I believe that dragons are as powerful as demigods.
Well, yeah. At least, for the bigger, older dragons. I thought D&D went over this. Several times.

I mean, they're virtually indestructible.

Diego Havoc
2011-11-08, 07:03 PM
Hiya folks!

I'm working on a Quotepost, and a lot of it is just old thread drama we're mostly past. So should I drop it, edit out those posts, or just go into it with my usual gusto?

So we have IRC elsewhere, being posted. RP has kinda died out. Art seems limited to Thanqol or it's own thread. And fics never receive the attention they deserve... I know this sounds absurd

But

Is there anything we still talk about that isn't individual episodes or the fandom as a unit?

If it's old thread drama I'd recommend dropping it really.

As for what we can talk about... um... maybe we need some sort of group project to work on? Like... maybe a What If scenario where X happened, where X is some big event. Then write it up. That kinda thing.

Man, I'm not good at this.

Mystic Muse
2011-11-08, 07:06 PM
I've been trying to make MLP monster classes (Have the Pegasus and Pony/dragon crossbreed so far) but have mostly just been lazing around lately.

monkeyboyinc
2011-11-08, 07:09 PM
If it's old thread drama I'd recommend dropping it really.

As for what we can talk about... um... maybe we need some sort of group project to work on? Like... maybe a What If scenario where X happened, where X is some big event. Then write it up. That kinda thing.

Man, I'm not good at this.

A group project does sound like a good idea.

Strife Warzeal
2011-11-08, 07:10 PM
Somewhat related, but kinda sad. There was actually a story a little while ago about something like this. A brony was working in a hospital, and shared MLP: FiM with a little girl who had terminal cancer. Pinkie Pie became her favorite character, and he gave her a Pinkie Pie Plushie for her birthday. She loved the little thing, and it eventually helped her get over the fact she was going to die soon. Before that happened though, she wrote the guy a note saying she considered him to be, in essence, her older brother and she gave the plushie back.

I think you may have combined quotes somehow since what you are responding to is something I said and the Random_Person thing that is linked is something else.

And what you brought up wasn't something I thought of when I asked it but I do remember reading that. I think it was the brush-able thing not a plushie I may have to find it and check though.

AlterForm
2011-11-08, 07:14 PM
I'm not entirely sure where I stand on the Derpy-Dinky fanon, really.
I kind of like the adoption route, partially because of this relatively D'aaw free music-reference-pic that someone posted a while back.
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/143/3/5/her_special_talent_by_procaballus-d3h2e4d.jpg

Ever since I was a young colt
I've played the silver ball
From Sohoof down to Foalsom
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like her
In any amusement hall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

Tiki Snakes
2011-11-08, 07:33 PM
Ever since I was a young colt
I've played the silver ball
From Sohoof down to Foalsom
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like her
In any amusement hall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

Awesome. I'd switch mare for Pony, to keep the rhythm, though.
Now, to wait for the Cover Version to hit youtube...:smallsmile:

Lix Lorn
2011-11-08, 07:35 PM
Kudos on the Dollhouse references you've been dropping all this time, by the way.
(GLOMP)
I love it when people get my references. :smallbiggrin:

otakuryoga
2011-11-08, 07:37 PM
Ever since I was a young colt
I've played the silver ball
From Sohoof down to Foalsom
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like her
In any amusement hall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.png
Pinkie'd...yeah..but we need more than the one verse


Needs sisters first. :smalltongue:

(Curious): What pony names would work as names? There's Luna, variants of Celestia (Celeste). Spike's more of a strong nickname (like for Spike Milligan). Anyone else? Big Macintosh? :smallconfused:

Octavia(though come a lil later she would probably despise the name)
Daisy, Lilly, Rose

AlterForm
2011-11-08, 07:40 PM
Pinkie'd...yeah..but we need more than the one verse


Give me time...

(I'm working on it between last-minute review snippets for an exam, although the lyrics are pretty non-specific to begin with, so it's tempting to not change much at all)

PhantomFox
2011-11-08, 07:42 PM
A group project, eh? Well, all I can do is brainstorm for story ideas to put on my to-do list.

Although I did have one idea that I liked, but can't really do justice to myself. Essentially, Dash gets hold of a dimensional hopper remote, which takes her to story after story from the Realm of Bad Pony Fanfiction. (Specifically RD related ones)

AlterForm
2011-11-08, 07:45 PM
A group project, eh? Well, all I can do is brainstorm for story ideas to put on my to-do list.

Although I did have one idea that I liked, but can't really do justice to myself. Essentially, Dash gets hold of a dimensional hopper remote, which takes her to story after story from the Realm of Bad Pony Fanfiction. (Specifically RD related ones)

DAMNIT, MORE CUPCAKES. NEXT UNIVERSE!

mikeejimbo
2011-11-08, 07:46 PM
Well, yeah. At least, for the bigger, older dragons. I thought D&D went over this. Several times.

I mean, they're virtually indestructible.

Good good, then I am not alone.



Do you think there are more 'generic' spells ponies can learn beyond the telekinesis?

I believe Unicorns all seem to have access to Light, too.

Draconi Redfir
2011-11-08, 07:48 PM
More Drawfriend...
Introducing Doctor Whooves' newest Companion!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HBA_DbhPMQo/TrmEJEEFhOI/AAAAAAAATYU/I_93YmQlrnA/s1600/witch_doctor_by_gammaeradon-d4fgqij.png

He's cheating on Derpy! That jerk!:smalltongue:

Aotrs Commander
2011-11-08, 07:50 PM
@#%&*$£ dog got out. Again. Twice. And can apparently unblock the dogflap. So we're now having to keep him in with the bin during the night (not sure whether to leave it open overnight or not...*sigh*) - and of course Mum's now in Foreign Parts until next Tuesday. Grr.

That was an hour I didn't need to waste, hip deep as I am in trying to a) get an entire quest prepared for Saturday at the last minute (which I am about 67% of the way done with now) AND reflavour every single 5th level Cerlic spell for my character in case there aren't any problems before Saturday AND c) do a modification of one of my tanks for Dad...

I was actually hoping to get loads of other stuff done this week, but it rather doesn't look like it, does it?




Or that there's some sort of dominant/recessive genes thing going on with unicorns and pegasi, and what you get can be semi-random depending on if you have ponies of other types in your family history.

Or Dinky could always be adopted too.

Zevox

I assume the former (as did dear old Bobcat.) Fun with random genetics! Huzzah!

monkeyboyinc
2011-11-08, 07:52 PM
A group project, eh? Well, all I can do is brainstorm for story ideas to put on my to-do list.

Although I did have one idea that I liked, but can't really do justice to myself. Essentially, Dash gets hold of a dimensional hopper remote, which takes her to story after story from the Realm of Bad Pony Fanfiction. (Specifically RD related ones)

Don't you just hate it when you get ideas that you can't do justice too? But that's not a bad idea, although I really think Ii needs more fleshing out.

kpenguin
2011-11-08, 07:54 PM
Is there anything we still talk about that isn't individual episodes or the fandom as a unit?

Would it really be so terrible if there wasn't?

Tiki Snakes
2011-11-08, 07:59 PM
Don't you just hate it when you get ideas that you can't do justice too? But that's not a bad idea, although I really think Ii needs more fleshing out.

I have a suggestion, actually. Perhaps instead of the dimension hopper ala Sliders, given that the pitch for the fic is just Rainbow Dash travelling to the bad fics...

How about you do it Quantum Leap style? She accidentally performs a Rainbow Leap and finds herself taking the place of her counterpart in the Bad Fanfictions and must do what she can to fix things in each one before moving on to the next and eventually maybe finally getting home.

byaku rai
2011-11-08, 07:59 PM
So I'm working on engineering HW right now, and all the powers that be are delighting in tormenting me. Typos flying every which way in my calculator, failures in transcription from the given data to the page, failures in transcription from notes to work, pretty much a Murphy's Law FUBAR. Everything that could possibly go wrong is in the process of going wrong as you read this. Of course, it doesn't help that I have to answer 8 three-to-four part questions on angular motion, mass moment of inertia, and torque, none of which I completely understand, by midnight (It's 7:56 my time right now, and I'm only on part two of question three. After two hours of work. You can understand why I'm stressing out right now).

tl;dr: I need cute ponies. Lots of them. Please?

Oh, and to make this post tangentially pony-related have an adorable Fluttershy:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/9ec570b5a106272febabb83e20abac7a/82391%20-%20fluttershy%20nom.png

Topaz
2011-11-08, 08:00 PM
Hiya folks!

I'm working on a Quotepost, and a lot of it is just old thread drama we're mostly past. So should I drop it, edit out those posts, or just go into it with my usual gusto?

So we have IRC elsewhere, being posted. RP has kinda died out. Art seems limited to Thanqol or it's own thread. And fics never receive the attention they deserve... I know this sounds absurd

But

Is there anything we still talk about that isn't individual episodes or the fandom as a unit?
I would really miss the thread RP. It's nice to have the chance to do FFRP that isn't all-the-crazy-piles-in-at-once or dominated by the God Squad.

It would also be nice to get a little more feedback on fanfic, though as terrible as I am about that it's kind of hypocritical to mention.

We do get some conversation going on general ponyness; it just depends on the timing.

Old thread drama, on the other hoof, is probably well done with. :smallwink:

AlterForm
2011-11-08, 08:03 PM
Pinball Witch (Inspired by Pinball Wizard, by The Who)
Ever since I was a young colt
I've played the silver ball
From Sohoof down to Foalsom
I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like her
In any amusement hall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

She stands, up on her hooves
Becomes part of the machine
Feeling all the bumpers
Always playing clean
She plays by intuition
The digit counters fall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

She's a pinball wizard
Her apprentice is named Twist
A pinball wizard
She's got such a supple wrist

How do you think she does it?
(I don't know)
Muffins make her good?

Doesn't know distractions
Can't hear those buzzers and bells
Can't focus on lights a flashin'
Plays by sense of smell
Always gets a replay
Never seen her fall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

I thought I was
The Bally table queen
But I just handed
My pinball crown to her

Even on my favorite table
She can beat my best
Her sisters lead her in
And she just does the rest
She's got crazy habitrail hooves
Never seen him fall
That derpy, cross-eyed mare
Sure plays a mean pinball

I gotta roll out for a test, so that's what I've got.