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Trixie
2011-12-04, 12:15 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.96
Happy 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)?

Athaniar
2011-12-04, 12:19 PM
Yay, birthday thread!

(Episode spoilers)
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111204001639/mlp/images/b/bc/Mane_5_partying_S2E9.png

Sweetie Welf
2011-12-04, 12:22 PM
Yay, new thread. And if finally 1080 episodes show up I can watch the new episode.

Trixie
2011-12-04, 12:24 PM
Yay, birthday thread!

Yeah, I think the number of Birthdays recently decided. Have pre- and postemptive Happy Birthday again, everypony ^^"

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-04, 12:25 PM
New ponythead taste, same great ponymote filling:

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

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

Miscellaneous emotes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.png
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/272/4/b/liarjack_da_avatar_by_metalbeersolid-d4bc9sj.gifhttp://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/272/4/b/liarjack_da_avatar_by_metalbeersolid-d4bc9sj.gif
Seekrit Pony Projekt
1-20
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http://i.imgur.com/459jt.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/459jt.png
http://i.imgur.com/4ii5U.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4ii5U.png
http://i.imgur.com/4XyuH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4XyuH.png
http://i.imgur.com/4zrN3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4zrN3.png
http://i.imgur.com/6SgQp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/6SgQp.png
http://i.imgur.com/74j15.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/74j15.png
http://i.imgur.com/7Yvwk.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/7Yvwk.png
http://i.imgur.com/8u4Rl.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/8u4Rl.png
http://i.imgur.com/9SkHu.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/9SkHu.png
http://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.png
http://i.imgur.com/Ala5e.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Ala5e.png
http://i.imgur.com/AruGN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/AruGN.png
http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png
http://i.imgur.com/b5xPJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/b5xPJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/CEUYj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CEUYj.png

21-40
http://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.png
http://i.imgur.com/DrSYq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DrSYq.png
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http://i.imgur.com/eCLn3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/eCLn3.png
http://i.imgur.com/ecXwG.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ecXwG.png
http://i.imgur.com/erYVj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/erYVj.png
http://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.png
http://i.imgur.com/f2s0G.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/f2s0G.png
http://i.imgur.com/G1lsp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G1lsp.png
http://i.imgur.com/G5T9W.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G5T9W.png
http://i.imgur.com/G8QfD.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G8QfD.png
http://i.imgur.com/GOn25.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/GOn25.png
http://i.imgur.com/g0EB2.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/g0EB2.png
http://i.imgur.com/HKmyu.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/HKmyu.png
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http://i.imgur.com/hdXfp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hdXfp.png
http://i.imgur.com/hfXmw.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hfXmw.png
http://i.imgur.com/hleys.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hleys.png
http://i.imgur.com/I0AiJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/I0AiJ.png
41-60
http://i.imgur.com/iSsYc.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/iSsYc.png
http://i.imgur.com/JBZDO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/JBZDO.png
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http://i.imgur.com/jq6VL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jq6VL.png
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http://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.png
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http://i.imgur.com/NInKh.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/NInKh.png
http://i.imgur.com/O73if.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/O73if.png
http://i.imgur.com/OPCUO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/OPCUO.png

61-80
http://i.imgur.com/o1ROT.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/o1ROT.png
http://i.imgur.com/o3OrQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/o3OrQ.png
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http://i.imgur.com/p0HjG.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/p0HjG.png
http://i.imgur.com/pKw2V.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/pKw2V.png
http://i.imgur.com/Qd0KM.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Qd0KM.png
http://i.imgur.com/QLOYp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/QLOYp.png
http://i.imgur.com/qxCE8.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/qxCE8.png
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http://i.imgur.com/SSEx1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/SSEx1.png
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http://i.imgur.com/twJKI.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/twJKI.png
http://i.imgur.com/us0sn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/us0sn.png
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http://i.imgur.com/VgP1Y.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VgP1Y.png
http://i.imgur.com/VlAck.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VlAck.png
http://i.imgur.com/VNjBL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VNjBL.png
http://i.imgur.com/Vthb5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Vthb5.png

81-100
http://i.imgur.com/VYSqq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VYSqq.png
http://i.imgur.com/vbM5o.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/vbM5o.png
http://i.imgur.com/W0vnZ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/W0vnZ.png
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http://i.imgur.com/RYTpi.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/RYTpi.png
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http://i.imgur.com/XCdKc.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/XCdKc.png
http://i.imgur.com/XiHdB.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/XiHdB.png
http://i.imgur.com/XzZ1f.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/XzZ1f.png
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http://i.imgur.com/y50oz.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/y50oz.png
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http://i.imgur.com/zRC21.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/zRC21.png
http://i.imgur.com/zw5OF.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/zw5OF.png

101-112
http://i.imgur.com/Tqo43.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Tqo43.png
http://i.imgur.com/MPjbO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/MPjbO.png
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http://i.imgur.com/VwCqN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/VwCqN.png
http://i.imgur.com/hwHGZ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hwHGZ.png

113-124 (Luna Series)

http://i.imgur.com/Mm1dn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Mm1dn.png
http://i.imgur.com/gN9Ou.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/gN9Ou.png
http://i.imgur.com/rW0xK.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/rW0xK.png
http://i.imgur.com/rzrj5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/rzrj5.png
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http://i.imgur.com/KXIJq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KXIJq.png
http://i.imgur.com/oRdYJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/oRdYJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/hNTy5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hNTy5.png
http://i.imgur.com/KyWk8.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KyWk8.png
http://i.imgur.com/ZeYyu.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ZeYyu.png
http://i.imgur.com/L3ZSw.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/L3ZSw.png

Kurgan
2011-12-04, 12:26 PM
My birthday is in December.

Ponythread's birthday is in December.

Therefore, December month is best month.

Happy Birthday Ponythread!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-04, 12:28 PM
Doesn't the next episode (zomg weeks old spoilers) involve a birthday to?

Trixie
2011-12-04, 12:29 PM
Even if it does, we average 3 episodes per thread now, so the name is even more fitting http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-04, 12:36 PM
Even if it does, we average 3 episodes per thread now, so the name is even more fitting http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Well that was my point actually.

Eakin
2011-12-04, 12:37 PM
My birthday is in December.

Ponythread's birthday is in December.

Therefore, December month is best month.

Happy Birthday Ponythread!

By the transitive property, Kurgan IS ponythread.

That's how logic works, right?

Deadly
2011-12-04, 12:37 PM
Yay, happy birthday(s)!



And then I went and uploaded that mildly saucy pic I talked about yesterday, which probably really isn't very saucy at all but... you know, some ponies are more concerned about certain topics than others. I still won't link it here, but it can be found easily on my dA page.

Trixie
2011-12-04, 12:40 PM
Well that was my point actually.

Ah. Even better, then :smalltongue:


By the transitive property, Kurgan IS ponythread.

That's how logic works, right?

...

Maybe we should dedicate this thread (and blame) to him and all the other bronies who had birthdays recently? :smalltongue:

Not that we haven't basically done this already :P

Sweetie Welf
2011-12-04, 12:44 PM
And then I went and uploaded that mildly saucy pic I talked about yesterday, which probably really isn't very saucy at all but... you know, some ponies are more concerned about certain topics than others. I still won't link it here, but it can be found easily on my dA page.

Huh, if you haven#t told me it was saucy i'd assumed it was just a misleading screenshot :smallsmile:

Kurgan
2011-12-04, 12:44 PM
By the transitive property, Kurgan IS ponythread.

That's how logic works, right?

We are the Ponythread. Join the collective.



Ah. Even better, then :smalltongue:



...

Maybe we should dedicate this thread (and blame) to him and all the other bronies who had birthdays recently? :smalltongue:

Not that we haven't basically done this already :P

I am more than willing to accept all of the glory and happiness that comes to the thread, after all, I am apparently one with the thread.

We can shift the blame to someone else though, of course. :smallbiggrin:

Also (Ep. 9 Spoilers):
Ha ha! Twilight's birthday is one day after mine!

Sweetie Welf
2011-12-04, 12:47 PM
Still no 1080 or 720cc. What's up with that today? I tried to download 1080, but when I was at 65% it aborted, and the link disappeared.

Trixie
2011-12-04, 12:48 PM
And then I went and uploaded that mildly saucy pic I talked about yesterday, which probably really isn't very saucy at all but... you know, some ponies are more concerned about certain topics than others. I still won't link it here, but it can be found easily on my dA page.

I have to agree with Welf here - it lacked... certain details or more pronounced body position to be really suggestive. Still, if you worry about the reaction of haters, just buck them next time and make something really suggestive, yet within the rules :smalltongue:

Sweetie Welf
2011-12-04, 12:54 PM
I have to agree with Welf here - it lacked... certain details or more pronounced body position to be really suggestive. Still, if you worry about the reaction of haters, just buck them next time and make something really suggestive, yet within the rules :smalltongue:

You could also draw something outside the rules, and just upload it on dA and we could look at it. That's not really connected to anything you said, I just want to see that. :smalltongue:

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 12:57 PM
Yay, happy birthday(s)!



And then I went and uploaded that mildly saucy pic I talked about yesterday, which probably really isn't very saucy at all but... you know, some ponies are more concerned about certain topics than others. I still won't link it here, but it can be found easily on my dA page.

There is nothing bad to linking to somthing mildly saucy, as long as you put the warning up first.:smallsmile:

Deadly
2011-12-04, 12:57 PM
Huh, if you haven#t told me it was saucy i'd assumed it was just a misleading screenshot :smallsmile:

Yeah, you're not alone


I have to agree with Welf here - it lacked... certain details or more pronounced body position to be really suggestive. Still, if you worry about the reaction of haters, just buck them next time and make something really suggestive, yet within the rules :smalltongue:

I just might do that :smallbiggrin: I'm curious to see what everypony's reaction is, though. I figure most people will find it tame and not really all that special, as I myself do, but I bet there will also be a few people foaming around the mouth in puritanical fury. Even my Lunar Romance pic had a few people who apparently took offense at it, not to mention my Flutterdash pics

Trixie
2011-12-04, 01:01 PM
I just might do that :smallbiggrin: I'm curious to see what everypony's reaction is, though. I figure most people will find it tame and not really all that special, as I myself do, but I bet there will also be a few people foaming around the mouth in puritanical fury.

Well... mine is generally positive? :smallwink: I like the pic, the only complaint I can think of is... The lack of 'story' behind it, if it even makes sense? :smallconfused:

As for neighsayers, I say: buck them. You can always find people offended at something, sometimes correctly, but there are cases where complainers just show their IQ is around normal room temperature, and this IMHO is one of them. You shouldn't try to appease haters, but rather people who will appreciate your work...

Kurgan
2011-12-04, 01:08 PM
I just might do that :smallbiggrin: I'm curious to see what everypony's reaction is, though. I figure most people will find it tame and not really all that special, as I myself do, but I bet there will also be a few people foaming around the mouth in puritanical fury. Even my Lunar Romance pic had a few people who apparently took offense at it, not to mention my Flutterdash pics

Seems rather tame to me. I mean, I suppose the way she is moaning and holding her hoof, it can be mildly suggestive, but it looks more to me she is crawling out of bed and complaining/stretching.

Also, what Trixie said.

Sweetie Welf
2011-12-04, 01:21 PM
Yeah, you're not alone



I just might do that :smallbiggrin: I'm curious to see what everypony's reaction is, though. I figure most people will find it tame and not really all that special, as I myself do, but I bet there will also be a few people foaming around the mouth in puritanical fury. Even my Lunar Romance pic had a few people who apparently took offense at it, not to mention my Flutterdash pics

As Trixie said, disregard the neighsayers.

And to provoke those always offended guys, I'm posting some hardcore pornography!



https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o2Mxm0n-ntc/Ttu2JHXGvSI/AAAAAAAAAsc/3x8HfZ0pa1g/s10/Applejack%252520apple_bloom%252520big_macintosh.pn g
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J4rk_hkVuZ8/Ttu2JPWMdNI/AAAAAAAAAsY/eHqSXzaFDTY/s15/Congolike%252520Princess_Luna.png
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u19fYJqYEVI/Ttu2JEsRuXI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dG-wnYDflgE/s13/RavenNoodle%252520rarity.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BgmqQTANvQM/Ttu2Jy9YgkI/AAAAAAAAAsk/jDH4-Sf49dQ/s10/Twilight_Sparkle.jpg

In very low resolution. http://i.imgur.com/O73if.png

Trixie
2011-12-04, 01:25 PM
There is nothing bad to linking to somthing mildly saucy, as long as you put the warning up first.:smallsmile:

Like this? :smallconfused:

Warning: [saucy!]

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/dc05_awesomesauce_hot_sauce.jpg


And to provoke those always offended guys, I'm posting some hardcore pornography!



https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o2Mxm0n-ntc/Ttu2JHXGvSI/AAAAAAAAAsc/3x8HfZ0pa1g/s10/Applejack%252520apple_bloom%252520big_macintosh.pn g
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J4rk_hkVuZ8/Ttu2JPWMdNI/AAAAAAAAAsY/eHqSXzaFDTY/s15/Congolike%252520Princess_Luna.png
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u19fYJqYEVI/Ttu2JEsRuXI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dG-wnYDflgE/s13/RavenNoodle%252520rarity.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BgmqQTANvQM/Ttu2Jy9YgkI/AAAAAAAAAsk/jDH4-Sf49dQ/s10/Twilight_Sparkle.jpg

In very low resolution. http://i.imgur.com/O73if.png


The horror! http://i.imgur.com/3jjwj.png

Gamerlord
2011-12-04, 01:26 PM
I just might do that :smallbiggrin: I'm curious to see what everypony's reaction is, though. I figure most people will find it tame and not really all that special, as I myself do, but I bet there will also be a few people foaming around the mouth in puritanical fury. Even my Lunar Romance pic had a few people who apparently took offense at it, not to mention my Flutterdash pics
Taking a look at it, only seems a little suggestive. Looks to me more like she is stretching.

Diego Havoc
2011-12-04, 01:30 PM
Happy Birthday Ponythread!

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/749902456c4102ace42a36540765cb58/4917%20-%20artist%3Ajohn_joseco%20birthday%20pinkie_pie.jp g

erikun
2011-12-04, 01:30 PM
Well now, it has been awhile since I posted on the first page of a ponythread.

Hello, everyone! I'm not dead yet!

Deadly
2011-12-04, 01:34 PM
Well, it is only meant to be suggestive and not at all explicit, so I guess it's successful in that :) It could tell a number of stories, I didn't want to limit the imagination by making it too explicit.

And I definitely don't try to appease haters. For all I care they could go live in a cave where they don't have to face reality. I do worry that someone will have a stick up their rear end and decide to cause a fuss about it, because dA's rules kinda do specifically mention.... fondling as prohibited. You can show any part of the body, in any pose and position, but you can't show anything that is clearly a display of what Twilight is doing in this one.

My defense is that apparently the admins have allowed pictures very similar to mine before, and even worse ones are around (though some of those may have just avoided notice, I guess). Still, I don't want to deal with haters reporting me to the admins, even if I don't think I'm doing anything wrong.

otakuryoga
2011-12-04, 01:36 PM
and the traditional threadwarming party
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/deb8da1e499a9fb7355149d149bf84d8/12965%20-%20artist%3APonyshot%20artist%3Atopshot%20berry_pu nch%20Blues%20Bonbon%20caramel%20cheerilee%20derpy _hooves%20DJ_P0n-3%20everypony%20fluttershy%20heartstrings%20Lightn ing_Bolt%20Lyra%20OPPP%20party%20pokey_pierce%20Sc ratch%20spike%20thunder_rush%20vinyl_scratch%20Yel lowstar.png

Trixie
2011-12-04, 01:42 PM
Happy Birthday Ponythread!

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/749902456c4102ace42a36540765cb58/4917%20-%20artist%3Ajohn_joseco%20birthday%20pinkie_pie.jp g

Ah, nice pic :smalltongue:

I did considered using it as OP, but Celestia was more epic, IMHO ^^"


My defense is that apparently the admins have allowed pictures very similar to mine before, and even worse ones are around (though some of those may have just avoided notice, I guess). Still, I don't want to deal with haters reporting me to the admins, even if I don't think I'm doing anything wrong.

All I can say is this - from my experience, haters can hate all they want, but that will matter only if they complain to someone higher up on DA thinking similarly to them. That's the only case anything bad might happen. And, since you can't exactly prepare for this, just assume these people don't exist, and that you always have appeal process, assuming it's truly just. If not, maybe the website wasn't worth it. Just be yourself and draw/write what you like, there's no use worrying about 'ifs'.

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 01:45 PM
Like this? :smallconfused:

Warning: [saucy!]

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/dc05_awesomesauce_hot_sauce.jpg


Yep. Thats pure concentrated sauce right there! It should not even be legal, how good that looks. :smallbiggrin:

Deadly
2011-12-04, 01:45 PM
All I can say is this - from my experience, haters can hate all they want, but that will matter only if they complain to mod as dumb as they are. That's the only occurrence anything might happen - sadly, idiots do appear even in moderating positions, too, seen too much of them over the years to think otherwise. And, since you can't exactly prepare for this, just assume they don't exist, and that you have appeal process, assuming it's truly just. If not, maybe the website wasn't worth it. Just be yourself and draw/write what you like, there's no use worrying about 'ifs'.

Good point.

Anyway, it's up now and marked appropriately, so people can think whatever they want of it.

Kalinda
2011-12-04, 01:51 PM
From the prior thread, on the subject of wet manes. I won't be happy until I see Male Big mac with a wet mane. I've seen a big mac recolor of the stock female image, but I have yet to see anyone draw the actual character with a wet mane.

Another observation about ep 9.

Eye Candy/Elisabeth/fleur de lis is the only pony in Canterlot high society who's not wearing clothing. I guess she's really proud of her figure?

Forum Explorer
2011-12-04, 01:53 PM
If you wanted the saucey pic to be sucier then I suggest drawing her holding a picture above her face.


Otherwise I don't know if I would have gotten that if you hadn't said it was sacuy in the first place.

Lix Lorn
2011-12-04, 01:54 PM
As Trixie said, disregard the neighsayers.

And to provoke those always offended guys, I'm posting some hardcore pornography!



https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o2Mxm0n-ntc/Ttu2JHXGvSI/AAAAAAAAAsc/3x8HfZ0pa1g/s10/Applejack%252520apple_bloom%252520big_macintosh.pn g
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J4rk_hkVuZ8/Ttu2JPWMdNI/AAAAAAAAAsY/eHqSXzaFDTY/s15/Congolike%252520Princess_Luna.png
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u19fYJqYEVI/Ttu2JEsRuXI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dG-wnYDflgE/s13/RavenNoodle%252520rarity.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BgmqQTANvQM/Ttu2Jy9YgkI/AAAAAAAAAsk/jDH4-Sf49dQ/s10/Twilight_Sparkle.jpg

In very low resolution. http://i.imgur.com/O73if.png

Tease. :smallfrown:
:smallwink:

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 02:18 PM
Another observation about ep 9.

Eye Candy/Elisabeth/fleur de lis is the only pony in Canterlot high society who's not wearing clothing. I guess she's really proud of her figure?

Well, in one episode, we did see a poster with a vaugly Celestia-like body shape as a modal figure. Looking like ones living god makes would make one rather proud of there body, I would think, because long legs and a elongated head seems to be the highest standered of beauty in equestria.

Kalinda
2011-12-04, 02:44 PM
Had to get this one out of my head. (Spoilers for ep 9.)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/Kalindshepard/Picture1-1.png

Athaniar
2011-12-04, 03:01 PM
Finally something else:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/79ba98dec6bb8080644ed10ad511e6b5/93448%20-%2011th_doctor%20Doctor_Whooves.jpg

They're messing with us now right?
A second response, after spotting something while checking the wiki's gallery and making a little comparison image myself:
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/DoctorWhoovesIII.png
They really are.


Another observation about ep 9.

Eye Candy/Elisabeth/fleur de lis is the only pony in Canterlot high society who's not wearing clothing. I guess she's really proud of her figure?
Why wouldn't she be, with that figure? :smallwink:

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-04, 03:10 PM
Well, in one episode, we did see a poster with a vaugly Celestia-like body shape as a modal figure. Looking like ones living god makes would make one rather proud of there body, I would think, because long legs and a elongated head seems to be the highest standered of beauty in equestria.

Amusingly a lot of people seem to be missing she's actually based on Luna.

I can cite Word of Nayuki on this.


A second response, after spotting something while checking the wiki's gallery and making a little comparison image myself:
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/DoctorWhoovesIII.png
They really are.

Clearly Canterlot is at the location of least resistance when the reversal of the neutron flow creates a temporal reversion leading to a Tardis time-crash.

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 03:21 PM
Amusingly a lot of people seem to be missing she's actually based on Luna.

I can cite Word of Nayuki on this.

To be fair, its the general alicornish body shape that seen as the high standered, and that Celestia is simply one of the two on the planet.

RdMarquis
2011-12-04, 03:33 PM
New thread! Yay!

And it's Ponythread's Birthday! Double Yay! :smallbiggrin:

legomaster00156
2011-12-04, 03:42 PM
Fridge Brilliance: it seems absurd that the ponies have to change the seasons manually, until you remember that Equestria doesn't rotate around the sun. Of course, this raises another issue. So, question for ponythread: how do ponies measure months, seasons and years?

Forum Explorer
2011-12-04, 04:01 PM
Fridge Brilliance: it seems absurd that the ponies have to change the seasons manually, until you remember that Equestria doesn't rotate around the sun. Of course, this raises another issue. So, question for ponythread: how do ponies measure months, seasons and years?

I just realized that its likely that Equestria has a nearly homozygous climate. At least in regards to longitude.

As for months, seasons and years? It's essentially an arbritary number though I suspect that its based on the life cycle of the crops they harvest instead of the weather.

Each year is one harvest of something like apple trees which you only harvest once a year.

Spring is planting time, Summer is growing time, Autumn is harvesting time and Winter is relaxing time.

Lix Lorn
2011-12-04, 04:33 PM
A year is how long it is between Celestia's birthdays, of course!

legomaster00156
2011-12-04, 04:41 PM
A year is how long it is between Celestia's birthdays, of course!
But... there would be no years. There would be no birthdays. :smallconfused:

byaku rai
2011-12-04, 04:50 PM
*obligatory post for easier location of thread*

Nothing to see here, everypony. Move along. This isn't the post you're looking for.

Gamerlord
2011-12-04, 04:58 PM
Fridge Brilliance: it seems absurd that the ponies have to change the seasons manually, until you remember that Equestria doesn't rotate around the sun. Of course, this raises another issue. So, question for ponythread: how do ponies measure months, seasons and years?
Celestia is really fond of the numbers 12,4, and 365. :smalltongue:

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 05:04 PM
Celestia is really fond of the numbers 12,4, and 365. :smalltongue:

Its simple, realy. Four is the number of hooves on a pony, twelve is the number of hooves if one of every pony race, of which there are four, are counted together, and three hundered and sixty five is the number of days before the annual winter wrap-up.

legomaster00156
2011-12-04, 05:08 PM
Its simple, realy. Four is the number of hooves on a pony, twelve is the number of hooves if one of every pony race, of which there are four, are counted together, and three hundered and sixty five is the number of days before the annual winter wrap-up.
The first two make some sense, but again, the third asks the question: why that many days?

Alabenson
2011-12-04, 05:11 PM
The first two make some sense, but again, the third asks the question: why that many days?

Perhaps the number of days in a year is a holdover from when Discord ruled Equestria.

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 05:19 PM
The first two make some sense, but again, the third asks the question: why that many days?

91 days allotted to the four sections of a year, and the final day being the Winter Wrap Up?

Mando Knight
2011-12-04, 05:22 PM
Fridge Brilliance: it seems absurd that the ponies have to change the seasons manually, until you remember that Equestria doesn't rotate around the sun.
Neither does the earth, per se...

Gamerlord
2011-12-04, 05:25 PM
This whole talk about equestrian years made me remember the scene in Lesson Zero where Twi examined her calendar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ksdRfOsLIpE#t=233s), and upon examination, there appears to be 24 days in an equestrian month.

Deadly
2011-12-04, 05:27 PM
This whole talk about equestrian years made me remember the scene in Lesson Zero where Twi examined her calendar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ksdRfOsLIpE#t=233s), and upon examination, there appears to be 24 days in an equestrian month.

And 16 hours in a day, judging by the clocktower at the beginning of Bird in the Hoof

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 05:30 PM
This whole talk about equestrian years made me remember the scene in Lesson Zero where Twi examined her calendar, and upon examination, there appears to be 24 days in an equestrian month.

Hmm... Six days in a week, 288 days in a year broken into 24 day months?

Trying to get this all down so that the main numbers revolve around the number four.


And 16 hours in a day, judging by the clocktower at the beginning of Bird in the Hoof

Huh. Someone needs to make a chart for all this.

Mando Knight
2011-12-04, 05:36 PM
Hmm... Six days in a week, 288 days in a year broken into 24 day months?

Twelve days in a week. There's one X every twelve boxes on Twilight's calendar.

Forum Explorer
2011-12-04, 05:38 PM
And 16 hours in a day, judging by the clocktower at the beginning of Bird in the Hoof

Does that clocktower match up with the clocktower in Over a Barrel?

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 05:47 PM
Does that clocktower match up with the clocktower in Over a Barrel?

Indeed, this might help.

Deadly
2011-12-04, 05:47 PM
Does that clocktower match up with the clocktower in Over a Barrel?

In some shots, yes, in others that one shows each day having only 8 hours which is probably not right.

Kurgan
2011-12-04, 06:29 PM
In some shots, yes, in others that one shows each day having only 8 hours which is probably not right.

Well, could be like in real world, where some people loop around twice (12am and 12pm for example) while others just do the whole thing once (0:00-23:59). Just instead of 24 and 12 it is 16 and 8.

How do we know how many months ponies have in a year? Did any of the calendars say that, or are we just assuming?

Deadly
2011-12-04, 06:37 PM
Well, could be like in real world, where some people loop around twice (12am and 12pm for example) while others just do the whole thing once (0:00-23:59). Just instead of 24 and 12 it is 16 and 8.

Yes, but analog clocks still show only 12 hours even in places where a 24 hour clock is common. Digital clocks of course may show 24 hours, but I doubt Equestria has digital clocks, and the clock towers certainly aren't digital.

Maybe the clock tower in Appleloosa has two sides, one which shows the full 8 marks (like our 12 marks) and the other side where for some reason four of those marks are missing.

Trixie
2011-12-04, 07:35 PM
Yes, but analog clocks still show only 12 hours even in places where a 24 hour clock is common. Digital clocks of course may show 24 hours, but I doubt Equestria has digital clocks, and the clock towers certainly aren't digital.

Maybe the clock tower in Appleloosa has two sides, one which shows the full 8 marks (like our 12 marks) and the other side where for some reason four of those marks are missing.

Oh, not necessarily. Have one example of analog tower clock, one of the most beautiful (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark%27s_Clock), at that, looking straight from Canterlot (with only 1 arrow):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Venice_clocktower_in_Piazza_San_Marco_%28torre_del l%27orologio%29_clockface.jpg

Venetia has more things looking straight from MLP, I can personally attest that :smallwink:

Gamerlord
2011-12-04, 07:45 PM
OH CELESTIA NOT THE BEES! *Episode spoilers*
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sW-EHcKs83I/TtwJ_BCYkeI/AAAAAAAAWnk/PrnaFE5D1q8/s1600/war_dance_by_csimadmax-d4i5hzq.png

Deadly
2011-12-04, 07:53 PM
Oh, not necessarily. Have one example of analog tower clock, one of the most beautiful (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark%27s_Clock), at that, looking straight from Canterlot (with only 1 arrow):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Venice_clocktower_in_Piazza_San_Marco_%28torre_del l%27orologio%29_clockface.jpg

Venetia has more things looking straight from MLP, I can personally attest that :smallwink:

Very beautiful indeed! Though I'm fairly sure it's not a very common thing, at least most analog clocks are 12-hour clocks even in places where 24-hour systems are normally used.


OH CELESTIA NOT THE BEES! *Episode spoilers*
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sW-EHcKs83I/TtwJ_BCYkeI/AAAAAAAAWnk/PrnaFE5D1q8/s1600/war_dance_by_csimadmax-d4i5hzq.png

Oh no! :smalleek:

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 08:00 PM
OH CELESTIA NOT THE BEES! *Episode spoilers*
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sW-EHcKs83I/TtwJ_BCYkeI/AAAAAAAAWnk/PrnaFE5D1q8/s1600/war_dance_by_csimadmax-d4i5hzq.png

Meh, Parasprites are much worse than bees. :smalltongue:

Aotrs Commander
2011-12-04, 08:13 PM
Completely random fact: a wolf lycanthrope1 pony would probably be called a horswolf, if following the same (theorised) linguistic origin of "werewolf".

(I.e. "wer" being Old English for "man" and "wulf" being wolf (or beast). "Hors" being, perhaps not unreasonably, "horse", as I couldn't find the Old English for "pony".)

(This is assuming that the origin is not the alternate etymology of "weri" being Old English for "to wear", in which case "were[animal]" would be correct, as it would mean, rather than "[animal]-man" "to wear the skin of [animal]".)

There. We've all learned something today! Never say ponythread is not educational!



(If you're wondering why the randomness, I was browsing FF.net to see if there were any decent-looking new pony stories, and one of the summaries mentioned werewolves, and I thought "that ain't right! I wonder what it actually should be?")



1Lycanthrophy as a catch-all term for all were-creatures is itself not strictly accurate, as it, of course, comes from the Anicent Greek "lykos" (wolf) and "anthropos" (human). We should really strictly call it "therianthropy", from "therion" (wild beast), a rather more obscure term, but one that is arguably more accurate.

Now that I've learned that, I'm now going to annoy everyone ever after by using that as the correct term...!

Lix Lorn
2011-12-04, 08:21 PM
1Lycanthrophy as a catch-all term for all were-creatures is itself not strictly accurate, as it, of course, comes from the Anicent Greek "lykos" (wolf) and "anthropos" (human). We should really strictly call it "therianthropy", from "therion" (wild beast), a rather more obscure term, but one that is arguably more accurate.

Now that I've learned that, I'm now going to annoy everyone ever after by using that as the correct term...!
AHA
I KNEW THAT
AHAHAHAHAHAHA
(victory dance)

Pokonic
2011-12-04, 08:24 PM
Completely random fact: a wolf lycanthrope1 pony would probably be called a horswolf, if following the same (theorised) linguistic origin of "werewolf".

(I.e. "wer" being Old English for "man" and "wulf" being wolf (or beast). "Hors" being, perhaps not unreasonably, "horse", as I couldn't find the Old English for "pony".)

(This is assuming that the origin is not the alternate etymology of "weri" being Old English for "to wear", in which case "were[animal]" would be correct, as it would mean, rather than "[animal]-man" "to wear the skin of [animal]".)

There. We've all learned something today! Never say ponythread is not educational!



(If you're wondering why the randomness, I was browsing FF.net to see if there were any decent-looking new pony stories, and one of the summaries mentioned werewolves, and I thought "that ain't right! I wonder what it actually should be?")



1Lycanthrophy as a catch-all term for all were-creatures is itself not strictly accurate, as it, of course, comes from the Anicent Greek "lykos" (wolf) and "anthropos" (human). We should really strictly call it "therianthropy", from "therion" (wild beast), a rather more obscure term, but one that is arguably more accurate.

Now that I've learned that, I'm now going to annoy everyone ever after by using that as the correct term...!

Whoa, I suppose hanging around myth buffs pays off, beacuse I knew that!

To be fair, I wonder what a were dimond dog would be?

TheAmishPirate
2011-12-04, 09:03 PM
Still alive, and now I have ponies! Life is good!

Episode thoughts
I really liked this one. It's a side of Rarity that often gets explored in fics, but we've yet to see in the show; how she treats her social life with her upbringing/friends. I'm glad that in the end, she's still the generous pony we know and love, and won't ditch everypony because some high-class pony knows her name.

You know what? I was going to come back here and edit in more details about things I liked, but I KEEP THINKING OF MORE. Seriously, this right here is a top episode for me. Everything was handled brilliantly, no moral beatdown (the episode isn't about lying entirely, moral about it would be unnecessary, see below), great characters and designs, and a great song to boot. Rarity would be best pony if it wasn't for Pipsqueak. :smallbiggrin:

On the Web o'Lies:

I kinda thought the same thing that's been repeated a lot here: Why was Rarity allowed to get away with the web of lies? Wouldn't it be better if she gets called out on it, or at least sees some disappointment from her friends? To that I say heck no. This was all about Rarity discovering something she should have seen all along; that her true friends are ponies that she should never have to lie to.

Let's break it down a litttle; what would have happen if she had been revealed to her Canterlot 'friends', barring Fancy Pants' intervention? They'd drop her without a second thought. Her lies were necessary to keep those relationships intact. Now how about her friends? If she had simply been forward and told the truth, what would have happened? Nothing at all. Her friends would have understood her reasons, and tried to find a middle ground. Now yes, I admit her reasons for snubbing her friends got twisted in the end, but the point remains that her friends were still understanding. That's what I think we see in the end, as she's forced to choose between the friends who love what she becomes for them, and the friends who love what she is.

That was a major part of the episode for me. Friends aren't people you have to put on airs and wear masks for. You don't need a montage of costumes and songs, for good friends, you just need yourself.

Bleh. This came out much smoother in my head. Hope the point still gets across okay.

Atreyu the Masked LLama
2011-12-04, 09:05 PM
How come the ponies never invite Celestia and Philomenia to their pet-play dates?

RdMarquis
2011-12-04, 09:09 PM
Guys, I did it! After procrastinating for like a month, I finally finished the next chapter of my Persona crossover! I'm going to send it to Equestria Daily soon, but I thought I'd enthuse about it here first. :smalltongue:

TheAmishPirate
2011-12-04, 09:34 PM
Guys, I did it! After procrastinating for like a month, I finally finished the next chapter of my Persona crossover! I'm going to send it to Equestria Daily soon, but I thought I'd enthuse about it here first. :smalltongue:

Yay! Persona + Ponies = A Happy Pirate.

Forum Explorer
2011-12-04, 09:49 PM
Guys, I did it! After procrastinating for like a month, I finally finished the next chapter of my Persona crossover! I'm going to send it to Equestria Daily soon, but I thought I'd enthuse about it here first. :smalltongue:

yay http://i.imgur.com/aRDpW.png

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-04, 09:52 PM
I just realized that its likely that Equestria has a nearly homozygous climate. At least in regards to longitude.

As for months, seasons and years? It's essentially an arbritary number though I suspect that its based on the life cycle of the crops they harvest instead of the weather.

Each year is one harvest of something like apple trees which you only harvest once a year.

Spring is planting time, Summer is growing time, Autumn is harvesting time and Winter is relaxing time.

We have some circumstantial implications that Equestria is on a flat planet too which would have major implications for climate. Given that we have at least two cosmopolitan centers that can see Ponyville.

That said I think seriously trying to figure out the details of the universe like this is a quick route to confusion. We all know that they are going to use normal American measurements if it ever comes up and at most we might get some WoG that its translation convention, much like the speaking English.


Yes, but analog clocks still show only 12 hours even in places where a 24 hour clock is common. Digital clocks of course may show 24 hours, but I doubt Equestria has digital clocks, and the clock towers certainly aren't digital.

Maybe the clock tower in Appleloosa has two sides, one which shows the full 8 marks (like our 12 marks) and the other side where for some reason four of those marks are missing.

Like good Trixie I also have personal experience with a 24 hour analog clock. And this was not its oddest feature. You see if you if looked closely at it you found it was proudly made by "Americans who are blind."

Trixie
2011-12-04, 10:01 PM
Very beautiful indeed! Though I'm fairly sure it's not a very common thing, at least most analog clocks are 12-hour clocks even in places where 24-hour systems are normally used.

Fridge brilliance moment: 24 is divisible by 8. So, ponies really use our system, but the clocks are 24 hours, and to avoid 24 letters only every third is marked :smalltongue:

Kalinda
2011-12-04, 11:15 PM
I occasionally fiddle with doing PMVs even though I'm nowhere near the skill level of most of the stuff on EQD. My primary problem being that I get bored with working on a given video well before it's finished or refined enough for prime time.

Anyway, I saw a video that someone did which was just a few second clip from the new episode on a loop, set to a song I happen to have. I thought "Oh hell, I can do better than that." So I did. Contains spoilers for the new episode, and is the result of only a few hours of work, so it's nowhere near perfect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODJCmoZTCyA

Vorpalbob
2011-12-05, 12:14 AM
Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)

byaku rai
2011-12-05, 01:07 AM
1Lycanthrophy as a catch-all term for all were-creatures is itself not strictly accurate, as it, of course, comes from the Anicent Greek "lykos" (wolf) and "anthropos" (human). We should really strictly call it "therianthropy", from "therion" (wild beast), a rather more obscure term, but one that is arguably more accurate.

Now that I've learned that, I'm now going to annoy everyone ever after by using that as the correct term...!

*Puts on hipster specs*
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/06154156df82e07061bee7fcb4e52304/91695%20-%20artist%3APixelKitties%20glasses%20hipster%20The _Great_And_Powerful_Trixie%20Trixie.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/79854ba5e8dac34b248cfa4d416e014f/91090%20-%20hipster%20Sparkler%20you%27re_amazing_alright.p ng[/IMG]
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/937b7764c60d14cd4204c854519c840f/83265%20-%20artist%3Atoxic-mario%20cooler%20glasses%20hipster%20luna.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/29073c299521bb18e9f5b723ab8a8800/85956%20-%20artist%3Atoxic-mario%20celestia%20hipster.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/d666b965a77828903d7682115deadbc9/76914%20-%20artist%3Ablackfeathr%20hipster%20hipster_glasse s%20pinkie_pie.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/13e6b922f7f284ea2d36d46e8f564a9c/32795%20-%20fashion%20fluttershy%20hipster%20hipstershy.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/64680fb37cc7f91fbfd8bcd84ab28924/20753%20-%20adorable%20filly%20fluttershy%20glasses%20hipst er.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b71be21a6126430275f5731f856f6bcc/22920%20-%20derpy_hooves%20Ditzy_Doo%20glasses%20hipster.pn g

I've known that for ages. I can't believe that you only just figured it out. Now I'll have to start calling them skinchangers again. [/douchebag]

... Everypony knows I'm joking, right?

...right?

Thanqol
2011-12-05, 01:17 AM
Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)

Marvellous.

Additional episode thoughts:

What makes this really excellent, I think, was that everypony was being nice - and that there was still conflict despite that. Compare and contrast to Mare Do Well.

Twilight and Co. were maximum nice and understanding, but they were still utterly derptastic party guests, having maximum stupid fun every step of the way. They reacted to finding out about Rarity's upper class friends not through putting on costumes and maliciously destroying her reputation to teach her a lesson about friendship, but through understanding and kindness. When Rarity stood up for her friends it was a genuine moral that came from herself. This is an example of how to teach somepony a lesson in humility.

the_druid_droid
2011-12-05, 02:04 AM
Woo! Finally watched the new episode! Also new thread! Double the fun.

Ep. 9
I really liked this episode. There were a couple of parts that were a bit cringy (I'm looking at you, hick pony) but there were so many good things!

I loved the Octavia and Blueblood and Photo Finish cameos, the Dali (and other art) references at the gallery, the airship(!), the fact that we have more canon Wonderbolt names, the song...I could just go on and on.

I agree with what some posters have said about the lesson and Rarity's lack of punishment (at least in a certain sense), although at first I was confused since it went in such a different direction than I was expecting (the cliche Rarity-feels-bad-and-friends-judge-her). I think the reason I liked it was summed up by Twi's comment at seeing the dress: it really was her style, and throughout the episode, the rest of the mane 6 were able to react easily and with understanding and gracefully deal with the mess Rarity had gotten into, because that's just who they are - good, supportive friends.

Oh! Also from a pony drawing standpoint, I really want to sketch wifey-pony...I guess everypony does, but she just has such an unusual body shape for "everyday" ponies.

Deadly
2011-12-05, 06:09 AM
Completely random fact: a wolf lycanthrope1 pony would probably be called a horswolf, if following the same (theorised) linguistic origin of "werewolf".

(I.e. "wer" being Old English for "man" and "wulf" being wolf (or beast). "Hors" being, perhaps not unreasonably, "horse", as I couldn't find the Old English for "pony".)

(This is assuming that the origin is not the alternate etymology of "weri" being Old English for "to wear", in which case "were[animal]" would be correct, as it would mean, rather than "[animal]-man" "to wear the skin of [animal]".)

There. We've all learned something today! Never say ponythread is not educational!



(If you're wondering why the randomness, I was browsing FF.net to see if there were any decent-looking new pony stories, and one of the summaries mentioned werewolves, and I thought "that ain't right! I wonder what it actually should be?")



1Lycanthrophy as a catch-all term for all were-creatures is itself not strictly accurate, as it, of course, comes from the Anicent Greek "lykos" (wolf) and "anthropos" (human). We should really strictly call it "therianthropy", from "therion" (wild beast), a rather more obscure term, but one that is arguably more accurate.

Now that I've learned that, I'm now going to annoy everyone ever after by using that as the correct term...!

Ooooh, I knew all that... except the alternate etymology for "were". Fascinating.

Apparently "hengst" is old English for stallion, so hengstwolf? I'm not sure if that's totally authoritative (I found it randomly with Google) but it makes sense since "hingst" is the Danish word and both languages have many of the same roots.

There are obscure terms along the lines of lycanthrope for more specific were-animals, like ailuranthrope for were-cats, based on greek ailouroeidŪ̱s (feline) since gatanthrope doesn't sound as nice.

I did a quick google translate and found Šlogo to mean horse, and "pony" is apparently the same in Greek (půny). Not sure if either works very well... lycanalog? Lycanpony is probably not technically wrong, though it sounds kinda silly.

Or perhaps since "anthro" comes from greek for "man" we should use "stallion" instead of "horse" or "pony", which according to Google is called "epivŪ̱toras" in Greek. So... Lycanepivitor? :smallyuk: Or seeing how Equestria might be more inclined towards the feminine terms, lycaforad from forŠda (mare)?

The only one that sounds good, if silly, to me is Lycanpony. It's probably also the only semi-correct one of my silly suggestions :smalltongue:

otakuryoga
2011-12-05, 08:26 AM
episode
so catching the 8am replay and just noticed another detail

as they do the conga line before Rarity slips outside the 1st time
..the pillars they pass by are all cracked
---hmmmm, how could that have possible happened?

Titanium Fox
2011-12-05, 08:55 AM
I just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive and junk, don't worry! It was just a wee bit of a hellish weekend is all. Maybe we should name the next thread "My Little Pony XXXIV: SiuiS and Jade Reply!" :smallwink:

So, one piece of news.

I made a cake!

It came out like ****! Pinkie would be disappoint in me.

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2617/img20111202205010.jpg

I tried, I really really did!

Happy Belated Birthday PsychoShutin!

EDIT: Also, cracked article about us. No, for real this time. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/)

Lix Lorn
2011-12-05, 10:16 AM
Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)
Has anyone mentioned that you're kinda cute?

Kalinda
2011-12-05, 10:29 AM
episode
so catching the 8am replay and just noticed another detail

as they do the conga line before Rarity slips outside the 1st time
..the pillars they pass by are all cracked
---hmmmm, how could that have possible happened?

I thought that when I first saw it too, but watching the HD version it looks like that's actually marbling on the pillars, like in this image.
http://www.marblearte.com/webpagesTScolumnst2/tsz039.jpg

Kalinda
2011-12-05, 10:32 AM
Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)

You know if you keep this up you're going to get a reputation around town as "that guy who does X" just like my friend who, when he was in grad school had a couple of people in the town say "Hey, you're that guy who rides a unicycle to work!"

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Eakin
2011-12-05, 10:49 AM
I just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive and junk, don't worry! It was just a wee bit of a hellish weekend is all. Maybe we should name the next thread "My Little Pony XXXIV: SiuiS and Jade Reply!" :smallwink:

So, one piece of news.

I made a cake!

It came out like ****! Pinkie would be disappoint in me.

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2617/img20111202205010.jpg

I tried, I really really did!

Happy Belated Birthday PsychoShutin!


That looks better than any cake I've ever decorated. Just fix pinkie's eyes with a little white frosting.




EDIT: Also, cracked article about us. No, for real this time. (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/)

I love how at this point the internet has just given up on trying to shame bronies out of being bronies and now we just register a giant collective shrug. Love and tolerance: It works!

Deadly
2011-12-05, 12:36 PM
Been way too long since I drew some good ol' Flutterdash!

Warning: Cuteness Overload!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/a/7/flutterdash__best_pet_by_adcoon-d4i8n6x.png

Full size here (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Flutterdash-Best-Pet-272501097)

Titanium Fox
2011-12-05, 12:47 PM
Been way too long since I drew some good ol' Flutterdash!

Warning: Cuteness Overload!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/a/7/flutterdash__best_pet_by_adcoon-d4i8n6x.png

Full size here (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Flutterdash-Best-Pet-272501097)

It looks like Mare do Well...

...Let the Best Pet Win.

:smallcool:

YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!

I'm just awful. Tewwible in fact!

Lix Lorn
2011-12-05, 12:48 PM
It looks like Mare do Well...

...Let the Best Pet Win.

:smallcool:

YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!
JADE IS BEST PONY

Titanium Fox
2011-12-05, 12:50 PM
JADE IS BEST PONY

o//////o
^//////^

Mando Knight
2011-12-05, 12:50 PM
It looks like Mare do Well...

...Let the Best Pet Win.

:smallcool:

YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!
When Dash said she wanted a pet, it wasn't until a while later that Fluttershy realized that she really meant she wanted to be a pet.

Athaniar
2011-12-05, 01:04 PM
Been way too long since I drew some good ol' Flutterdash!

Warning: Cuteness Overload!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/a/7/flutterdash__best_pet_by_adcoon-d4i8n6x.png

Full size here (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Flutterdash-Best-Pet-272501097)
Very good, very good. That's always a fun pairing.


It looks like Mare do Well...

...Let the Best Pet Win.

:smallcool:

YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!

I'm just awful. Tewwible in fact!
:smalltongue:

vegetalss4
2011-12-05, 01:06 PM
It looks like Mare do Well...

...Let the Best Pet Win.

:smallcool:

YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!

I'm just awful. Tewwible in fact!

I must say that this is a high play on words, my good pony. Well done.

Gaelbert
2011-12-05, 01:33 PM
Finally had the chance to watch the new episode
I will throw down in fisthooves with anypony who dare impugn fair Lady Rarity's honour. Anypony. And I am deadly serious.
Suffice to say, Rarity is clearly best pony.
Song? Best song. Second best song? Art of the Dress. If I haven't made myself clear, Rarity is best pony. I've been playing the new song on repeat for the last hour and a half, ever since I finished the episode.
The chance to see Rarity in her element? Hipster Rarity? Art connoisseur wearing a beret and sweater? It's like the writers are inside my dreams. (If they do a wet mane sweater beret Rarity, I'll know they have my apartment tapped. And I would be completely okay with that.)
On a slightly more coherent level:
I really didn't have much of a problem with Rarity's actions. In order for her dress shop to remain financially viable, she needs to have a close connection to her customer base. If she offends them, then there goes her shop. I'd be okay with missing a friend's birthday party to attend a particularly important state (or private) formal function, and I'd expect the same from my friends. The lies she told did bug me, but only for a little. They really were rather minor.
In all, I'd say Rarity handled a difficult situation, if not perfectly, at least with the poise and dignity befitting her status as best pony. She felt genuinely bad about her actions, even when I saw them as perfectly reasonable.
I'm also biased towards liking this episode because I am something of a fashion clothes whore (I don't like fashion, I do like style. There's a difference). Being able to see so many well dressed ponies was pretty nifty.
Fancy Pants was a class act. I hope (although I know this won't happen) to see more of him in the future.
Also, I didn't see much wrong with Twilight's dress. It was certainly more minimal than Rarity's typical creations, but minimalism is in. Minimalism can be a good thing, particularly among the ultra-wealthy. It's chic.

Anyways, I have a request. Beret-sweater-Rarity-GO!

Draconi Redfir
2011-12-05, 01:49 PM
Finally saw the new episode (something Iíve been avoiding since moving into the livingroom were i have little privacy) and it was pretty goof, poor opal though:smalltongue:

From the youtube comments however it appears Derpy is becoming the pony equivalent of Waldo. Can you see were she is in this episode?

Sean Mirrsen
2011-12-05, 02:13 PM
I had to leave my laptop and tablet home today, so the few uneventful hours at a desk I've had took on the shape of a more traditional pencil sketch (new episode sorta-spoilers):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/PartyPuntgun.png
If anyone can suggest a better synonym for "cannon" that starts with "P", I'm all ears. I considered "Pannon", but that's just passe. :)

On a related note, pencils need an "undo" function. Very, very much.

Titanium Fox
2011-12-05, 02:27 PM
I had to leave my laptop and tablet home today, so the few uneventful hours at a desk I've had took on the shape of a more traditional pencil sketch (new episode sorta-spoilers):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/PartyPuntgun.png
If anyone can suggest a better synonym for "cannon" that starts with "P", I'm all ears. I considered "Pannon", but that's just passe. :)

On a related note, pencils need an "undo" function. Very, very much.

This image had me rolling. Puntguns are best guns. I approve.

Also pencils do have undo functions, silly!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Office-pink-erasers.jpg/300px-Office-pink-erasers.jpg

:smallbiggrin:

Athaniar
2011-12-05, 02:32 PM
I had to leave my laptop and tablet home today, so the few uneventful hours at a desk I've had took on the shape of a more traditional pencil sketch (new episode sorta-spoilers):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/PartyPuntgun.png
If anyone can suggest a better synonym for "cannon" that starts with "P", I'm all ears. I considered "Pannon", but that's just passe. :)

On a related note, pencils need an "undo" function. Very, very much.
That's some awesome art. Really nice.

otakuryoga
2011-12-05, 02:37 PM
I thought that when I first saw it too, but watching the HD version it looks like that's actually marbling on the pillars, like in this image.
http://www.marblearte.com/webpagesTScolumnst2/tsz039.jpg

i thought that at 1st too...but in best night ever the "cracks" are an even/regular spiral which make me think they are supposed to be ribbon wrapped around the pillars

grimbold
2011-12-05, 02:48 PM
anybody else noticed that Cracked (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/) gave a mention to bronies today? :smallbiggrin:

HalfTangible
2011-12-05, 02:51 PM
anybody else noticed that Cracked (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/) gave a mention to bronies today? :smallbiggrin:

...*snicker* bronies before hoenies...

Gaelbert
2011-12-05, 02:54 PM
Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/yulynhberethumanizedopalescenceparisraritysweater. jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/tessrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/SyggieI_really_like_her_manerarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/shroudofshadowsportraitrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/RatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/quanno3beatnikberethighresraritysweatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/john_josecoart_criticrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/jemyloverberetrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/giantmosquitoartsyartsy_rarityAudrey_Hepburncafrar ity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/europamaximararity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93831-absurd_resart_criticberethipsternot_amusedraritysw eatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93668-artistjiayiberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93275-artistRatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93145-painting_memeraritywet_mane.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93141-painting_memerarityrecursion.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93140-beatnikrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93110-blobchubbymy_little_chubbiesrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93067-beatnikberetfluttershylesbianrarityshipping.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/80783-Team_Fortress_2crossoverhatrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/76569-artistwhitediamondsclassyrarity.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f0ebd77bceb8085bba7d38372541f1e6/93164%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20recolo r%20sweater%20twilight_sparkle%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/88e09fe32e5e56358922e7e4c07f1a17/93238%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20rainbo w_dash%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/362b2b7c7544bdf46c6b0cce59dd7dfc/93221%20-%20absurd_res%20applejack%20beatnik%20beret%20high res%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/38b38e38f0739b2f72c727e4034884e3/93202%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20pinkie _pie%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/463d14fa50fd4214267fa24e44f1414b/93198%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20fluttershy%20hig hres%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png

What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!

Roninhirox
2011-12-05, 03:10 PM
I occasionally fiddle with doing PMVs even though I'm nowhere near the skill level of most of the stuff on EQD. My primary problem being that I get bored with working on a given video well before it's finished or refined enough for prime time.

Anyway, I saw a video that someone did which was just a few second clip from the new episode on a loop, set to a song I happen to have. I thought "Oh hell, I can do better than that." So I did. Contains spoilers for the new episode, and is the result of only a few hours of work, so it's nowhere near perfect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODJCmoZTCyA

I liked the video it was fun. You did a pretty good job meshing things up so ya I would give it at least a thumbs up. http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltqdbhQXKb1qjmjvko1_1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1323202029&Signature=wONIYpaUDxHOBbgBY%2BbkIiYc6HY%3D


Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)

Yay it is now on my youtube favorites.

Well I am off to go stress more about my film project bye for now ponies.

Titanium Fox
2011-12-05, 03:11 PM
FEAR THEM.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6113/6265877765_3e8abb2968.jpg

Sweetie Welf
2011-12-05, 03:13 PM
...*snicker* bronies before hoenies...

That guy stole my joke.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/339/f/e/bees_and_bronies_by_welfvonehrwald-d4i93ww.png

Gamerlord
2011-12-05, 03:15 PM
FEAR THEM.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6113/6265877765_3e8abb2968.jpg
Is there something you have against me sleeping tonight? :smallannoyed: :smalltongue:

Pokonic
2011-12-05, 03:15 PM
Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/yulynhberethumanizedopalescenceparisraritysweater. jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/tessrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/SyggieI_really_like_her_manerarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/shroudofshadowsportraitrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/RatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/quanno3beatnikberethighresraritysweatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/john_josecoart_criticrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/jemyloverberetrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/giantmosquitoartsyartsy_rarityAudrey_Hepburncafrar ity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/europamaximararity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93831-absurd_resart_criticberethipsternot_amusedraritysw eatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93668-artistjiayiberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93275-artistRatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93145-painting_memeraritywet_mane.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93141-painting_memerarityrecursion.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93140-beatnikrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93110-blobchubbymy_little_chubbiesrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93067-beatnikberetfluttershylesbianrarityshipping.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/80783-Team_Fortress_2crossoverhatrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/76569-artistwhitediamondsclassyrarity.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f0ebd77bceb8085bba7d38372541f1e6/93164%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20recolo r%20sweater%20twilight_sparkle%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/88e09fe32e5e56358922e7e4c07f1a17/93238%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20rainbo w_dash%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/362b2b7c7544bdf46c6b0cce59dd7dfc/93221%20-%20absurd_res%20applejack%20beatnik%20beret%20high res%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/38b38e38f0739b2f72c727e4034884e3/93202%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20pinkie _pie%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/463d14fa50fd4214267fa24e44f1414b/93198%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20fluttershy%20hig hres%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png

What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!


Why does hipster Fluttershy look so...right?


Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)

Nice! Keep up the not-dieing!:smallwink:


FEAR THEM.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6113/6265877765_3e8abb2968.jpg

Meh, better than the Cupcake reinactment.

Lord Raziere
2011-12-05, 03:30 PM
Why does hipster Fluttershy look so...right?


lets seeÖ.

-loves animals and nature

-likes peace and quiet

-likes soothing musicÖ.

yea I think she basically is one.

or am I thinking hippie? :smallconfused:

Diego Havoc
2011-12-05, 03:30 PM
Hey, everypony! Guess what?

I tried to kill myself again today! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TljQLKAfjCE&feature=channel_video_title)
Cool stuff! Now do it blindfolded!

Or not, whatever's good for you.


Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/88e09fe32e5e56358922e7e4c07f1a17/93238%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20rainbo w_dash%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!
I'm sorry, all the other recolours look great, but it just plain doesn't work for Dash XD

Forum Explorer
2011-12-05, 03:45 PM
lets seeÖ.

-loves animals and nature

-likes peace and quiet

-likes soothing musicÖ.

yea I think she basically is one.

or am I thinking hippie? :smallconfused:

You are thinking hippie. Which would make for a good fluttershy picture anyways.

vegetalss4
2011-12-05, 03:53 PM
Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)

What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!

Why the hay would people complain because you gave them to much wonderful art?

Athaniar
2011-12-05, 04:12 PM
FEAR THEM.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6113/6265877765_3e8abb2968.jpg
...I can do that.

*fears them*

Bayonet Priest
2011-12-05, 04:16 PM
FEAR THEM.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6113/6265877765_3e8abb2968.jpg

Thank you Titanium, now I have something to join George Lucas in my nightmares...

legomaster00156
2011-12-05, 04:37 PM
I have yet another fanfiction for everypony. This one has almost no teary parts, much contrasted with my last fanfiction, Students of Celestia. For those interested, I present Down Memory Lane (http://legomaster00156.deviantart.com/art/Down-Memory-Lane-272533793). Please, read it and give me an honest review! And don't forget to check out the link in the description for my inspiration!

Kalinda
2011-12-05, 04:51 PM
Also, I didn't see much wrong with Twilight's dress. It was certainly more minimal than Rarity's typical creations, but minimalism is in. Minimalism can be a good thing, particularly among the ultra-wealthy. It's chic.



It actually reminded me of Flapper dresses from the 20s and other simple, less ornamented clothing of that time period.

Gaelbert
2011-12-05, 04:58 PM
I'm sorry, all the other recolours look great, but it just plain doesn't work for Dash XD

Really? Because I know someone in real life who looks pretty similar to that ideal, and I kinda like the look. Although my experience with the real person is probably clouding my perception of the image, so who knows.


It actually reminded me of Flapper dresses from the 20s and other simple, less ornamented clothing of that time period.

Exactly. And there was a semi-revival of that look within the past few years. It's passed, of course, but the influence still remains.

Ep 9 Screenshot:
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/References.png
Not so subtle with the references, are they? I like it though. It fits the episode.

erikun
2011-12-05, 06:33 PM
I liked the video it was fun. You did a pretty good job meshing things up so ya I would give it at least a thumbs up. http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltqdbhQXKb1qjmjvko1_1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1323202029&Signature=wONIYpaUDxHOBbgBY%2BbkIiYc6HY%3D
Oh, poor Lyra... you're always so confused. (http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Hooves-Down-272211876)

Pokonic
2011-12-05, 06:50 PM
Oh, poor Lyra... you're always so confused. (http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Hooves-Down-272211876)

To be fair, delusions and mential issues seem prevalent in every pony, but unicorns particualy. I blame generations of canterlotian inbreeding.

Trixie
2011-12-05, 06:55 PM
Ep 9 Screenshot:
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/References.png
Not so subtle with the references, are they? I like it though. It fits the episode.

References? :smallconfused:

Maybe I miss something, or I'm too tired, but I'm pretty sure 2 of these are just parodies of well known Couture Houses?

Pokonic
2011-12-05, 07:02 PM
References? :smallconfused:

Maybe I miss something, or I'm too tired, but I'm pretty sure 2 of these are just parodies of well known Couture Houses?

They might be parodies of brand logos, otherwise I am at a lost as well.

Topaz
2011-12-05, 07:10 PM
I see anime cues almost as often as song cues: :smallredface:

In front of me Applejack. Behind me, Pinkie. On my right Rarity. On my left, Fluttershy. Above me, Rainbow. Five shining stars surrounding my four side raise flare. Six shining stars shine in the light pillar. Ater malkt va geblar ve deduler lu aurlam amen!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B4HPY9WFapY/Tt0w6LIYZSI/AAAAAAAAWs8/d4j88r_6JZI/s1600/twilight_sparkle_is_powerful_by_jrk08004-d4i6hdl.png.jpg
Silent Mobius, for those less enamored of old anime.

mikeejimbo
2011-12-05, 07:25 PM
I see anime cues almost as often as song cues: :smallredface:

In front of me Applejack. Behind me, Pinkie. On my right Rarity. On my left, Fluttershy. Above me, Rainbow. Five shining stars surrounding my four side raise flare. Six shining stars shine in the light pillar. Ater malkt va geblar ve deduler lu aurlam amen!

...what.

Pony Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, what?

what.

(I do think your Hebrew is off though.)

*coughs*

So, I really liked the song in episode 9. It is my favorite of all of the songs so far.

Draconi Redfir
2011-12-05, 07:28 PM
Ep 9 Screenshot:
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/References.png
Not so subtle with the references, are they? I like it though. It fits the episode.

i'm missing something aren't i?

Gamerlord
2011-12-05, 07:33 PM
Ep 9 Screenshot:
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/References.png
Not so subtle with the references, are they? I like it though. It fits the episode.
I don't get it. It looks kind of....Roman-ish? Some kind of clothing brand I don't know about?

Zevox
2011-12-05, 07:40 PM
Ep 9 Screenshot:
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/References.png
Not so subtle with the references, are they? I like it though. It fits the episode.
Yeah, I'm at a total loss as well here. What are those referencing?

Zevox

Rebelhero
2011-12-05, 07:56 PM
Check it!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/8/4/of_equestria_and_night_aeternal___textless_by_clos et_brony-d4ia1v7.jpg

HalfTangible
2011-12-05, 07:59 PM
I think i'm missing a reference

SiuiS
2011-12-05, 08:14 PM
i'm missing something aren't i?

The two interlocked horse shoes are the Gucci logo. The ivy leaves are also a famous brand, but I can't remember what they are.

-

Hello ponies. No, don't bother looking around.

What you are hearing is my voice coming through the massive, equestrostationary space station everypony forgot we had. But I didn't forgot; archiving is sort of my thing. And now that the Guild of Chains has a surplus of funds somehow, we can afford to get back to business.

Well, all what? Three of us? Really need to step up the recruitment...

So as a half-baked thread villain, I give you this warning! While the Impulse engine may be down and the Shipping beam out of commission, due to Shimmer Snowflake havin a dayjob now, we still have...

Quotebombs.

You've got approximately six to eighteen hours. Why so long? Well an assault without allowing you to build shelters first would be ungentlecoltly!
And I still have to do some formatting ^^"
Toodle-oo, ponythread~! our parting is such sweet sorrow.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-05, 08:19 PM
anybody else noticed that Cracked (http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-4-most-unexpected-fan-bases-in-pop-culture/) gave a mention to bronies today? :smallbiggrin:

Well it was linked on EqD and such. The herd continues it spread.


FEAR THEM.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6113/6265877765_3e8abb2968.jpg

Alright most show accurate ponies yet.


i'm missing something aren't i?


I don't get it. It looks kind of....Roman-ish? Some kind of clothing brand I don't know about?


Yeah, I'm at a total loss as well here. What are those referencing?

Zevox

You ponies are just unfashionable:

I've got Fred Perry, a desinger logo I can't find.... and of course Chanel crossed Cs as horseshoes.


The two interlocked horse shoes are the Gucci logo. The ivy leaves are also a famous brand, but I can't remember what they are.


Gucci (http://images.free-extras.com/pics/g/gucci_logo-694.gif) is similar but Chanel (http://visionaryartistrymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/chanel-logo.png) is the one.

Gaelbert
2011-12-05, 08:25 PM
References? :smallconfused:

Maybe I miss something, or I'm too tired, but I'm pretty sure 2 of these are just parodies of well known Couture Houses?


They might be parodies of brand logos, otherwise I am at a lost as well.


i'm missing something aren't i?


I don't get it. It looks kind of....Roman-ish? Some kind of clothing brand I don't know about?


Yeah, I'm at a total loss as well here. What are those referencing?

Zevox


I think i'm missing a reference





The two interlocked horse shoes are the Gucci logo. The ivy leaves are also a famous brand, but I can't remember what they are.


Actually...
Circle in the upper left is Fred Perry, circle in the upper right is Coco Chanel (Gucci is the other way around), and I'm blanking on the third. It looks a little bit like Saint Wobil, but that's not a very well known logo, and the resemblance isn't too great. I'll have to get back to you on that one. I'm actually pretty embarrassed I don't remember. Oh well. We all have our bad days.

Ninja'd. Glad I'm not the only pony who can't place the third.

Zevox
2011-12-05, 08:45 PM
You ponies are just unfashionable:
I assure you, I take that as a compliment. :smalltongue:


I've got Fred Perry, a desinger logo I can't find.... and of course Chanel crossed Cs as horseshoes.
:smallconfused: Wikiepdia tells me that Coco Chanel (since Gaelbert provided the actual name) was a fashion designer, so I guess that must be some logo she made; but it says Fred Perry was either a tennis player, comic artist, or football player, and no matter which of those it is I'm still left confused on that one.

Anyway though, couple of Ponibooru images I feel like sharing:
First, an excellent Vinyl Scratch:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e6aab267cb94754f3eb27961809178a9/94346%20-%20artist%3AIvan-Chan%20vinyl_scratch.png

And second, Ponysona 4:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/877ec8f12c5cc449ac52f04a23938389/94251%20-%20apple_jack%20Persona%20Persona_4%20pinkie_pie%2 0rainbow_dash%20rarity.jpg
Zevox

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-05, 08:55 PM
I assure you, I take that as a compliment. :smalltongue:

Please do



:smallconfused: Wikiepdia tells me that Coco Chanel (since Gaelbert provided the actual name) was a fashion designer, so I guess that must be some logo she made; but it says Fred Perry was either a tennis player, comic artist, or football player, and no matter which of those it is I'm still left confused on that one.


Coco Chanel of course started the company and are who the Cs stand for but Chanel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanel) is still one of the biggest fashion houses in the world.

Fred Perry (http://www.fredperry.com/heritage/) is more of a celebrity endorsement thing.

And for the last one after spending the last while punching various additions to searchword "logo" into Google Images I have nothing. I'm going loosely with not a shout out at this point, barring a truly fashionable pony coming along an correcting me.

Gaelbert
2011-12-05, 08:55 PM
I assure you, I take that as a compliment. :smalltongue:


:smallconfused: Wikiepdia tells me that Coco Chanel (since Gaelbert provided the actual name) was a fashion designer, so I guess that must be some logo she made; but it says Fred Perry was either a tennis player, comic artist, or football player, and no matter which of those it is I'm still left confused on that one.


First, I don't understand the hatred some people have for looking nice. Is it the price tag? There are plenty of ways to get high quality garments for not much money at all, and for the cost of one D&D book, I've been able to purchase a suit, tweed blazer and all. Oh well. I guess that's something else I won't understand.

Second, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Perry#Clothing_label

Edit: Razzum frazzum ninja'd again. Although I'm almost 100% sure that last one is a real logo, I know I've seen it, and I think I have a sweater somewhere with that logo. Guess I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.

Grif
2011-12-05, 08:56 PM
Check it!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/8/4/of_equestria_and_night_aeternal___textless_by_clos et_brony-d4ia1v7.jpg

Okay. Is that an anime reference? Because I don't get it. (Lyra is awesome. Lyre guitar is now my canon.) :smallbiggrin:

Kindablue
2011-12-05, 09:20 PM
So as a half-baked thread villain, I give you this warning! While the Impulse engine may be down and the Shipping beam out of commission, due to Shimmer Snowflake havin a dayjob now, we still have...

Quotebombs.

You've got approximately six to eighteen hours. Why so long? Well an assault without allowing you to build shelters first would be ungentlecoltly!
And I still have to do some formatting ^^"
Toodle-oo, ponythread~! our parting is such sweet sorrow.
Oh no. You fiend. You shall never succeed in your vile quest. We shall defeat you because we are good and stuff, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...

...

http://iambrony.com/mlp/gif/16623%20-%20animated%20rainbow_dash%20weirdest_boner%20wing boner.gif

HI, SIUIS!!!!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-05, 09:25 PM
First, I don't understand the hatred some people have for looking nice. Is it the price tag? There are plenty of ways to get high quality garments for not much money at all, and for the cost of one D&D book, I've been able to purchase a suit, tweed blazer and all. Oh well. I guess that's something else I won't understand.

Part of it is definitely price. Also what underwrites that price, the idea of brand/designer adding value. Its almost an entirely different world from wearing something other then jeans and a t-shirt everyday. Heck in certain circles you'd pay more for jeans and a t-shirt then you might for a suit.

Gamerlord
2011-12-05, 09:29 PM
You ponies are just unfashionable:

You have no idea how right you are. Though I take that as a compliment.

Pokonic
2011-12-05, 09:40 PM
Check it!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/8/4/of_equestria_and_night_aeternal___textless_by_clos et_brony-d4ia1v7.jpg

This is nice looking. Surprised that the maker did not give Dash a eagle-like helm, tho.

Topaz
2011-12-05, 09:43 PM
...what.

Pony Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, what?

what.

(I do think your Hebrew is off though.)

*coughs*

It's transliterated from the source anime, so it's probably way off. :smallbiggrin:

To make amends, have a life-sized Flutterplush:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/339/9/3/life_size_fluttershy_by_bladespark-d4i8lxr.jpg

legomaster00156
2011-12-05, 09:58 PM
I decided to make a younger version of Manalight (http://legomaster00156.deviantart.com/art/Young-Manalight-272584254) (from my fanfiction Students of Celestia) on the Pony Creator. It it was easier to do, I would've added her Cutie Mark, but that feature needs a lot of work.

Athaniar
2011-12-05, 09:59 PM
It's transliterated from the source anime, so it's probably way off. :smallbiggrin:

To make amends, have a life-sized Flutterplush:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/339/9/3/life_size_fluttershy_by_bladespark-d4i8lxr.jpg
...I want to hug it now!

the_druid_droid
2011-12-05, 10:21 PM
Been way too long since I drew some good ol' Flutterdash!

Warning: Cuteness Overload!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/a/7/flutterdash__best_pet_by_adcoon-d4i8n6x.png

Full size here (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Flutterdash-Best-Pet-272501097)

Hehe, this reminds me that before I realized you were a GitP poster, I was already a fan of your FlutterDash pictures. Good times :smallbiggrin:


Finally had the chance to watch the new episode
I will throw down in fisthooves with anypony who dare impugn fair Lady Rarity's honour. Anypony. And I am deadly serious.
Suffice to say, Rarity is clearly best pony.
Song? Best song. Second best song? Art of the Dress. If I haven't made myself clear, Rarity is best pony. I've been playing the new song on repeat for the last hour and a half, ever since I finished the episode.
The chance to see Rarity in her element? Hipster Rarity? Art connoisseur wearing a beret and sweater? It's like the writers are inside my dreams. (If they do a wet mane sweater beret Rarity, I'll know they have my apartment tapped. And I would be completely okay with that.)
On a slightly more coherent level:
I really didn't have much of a problem with Rarity's actions. In order for her dress shop to remain financially viable, she needs to have a close connection to her customer base. If she offends them, then there goes her shop. I'd be okay with missing a friend's birthday party to attend a particularly important state (or private) formal function, and I'd expect the same from my friends. The lies she told did bug me, but only for a little. They really were rather minor.
In all, I'd say Rarity handled a difficult situation, if not perfectly, at least with the poise and dignity befitting her status as best pony. She felt genuinely bad about her actions, even when I saw them as perfectly reasonable.
I'm also biased towards liking this episode because I am something of a fashion clothes whore (I don't like fashion, I do like style. There's a difference). Being able to see so many well dressed ponies was pretty nifty.
Fancy Pants was a class act. I hope (although I know this won't happen) to see more of him in the future.
Also, I didn't see much wrong with Twilight's dress. It was certainly more minimal than Rarity's typical creations, but minimalism is in. Minimalism can be a good thing, particularly among the ultra-wealthy. It's chic.

Anyways, I have a request. Beret-sweater-Rarity-GO!


Episode 9:
Yeah, that song was crazy catchy, and I'm really happy to see all the positive responses for this episode. Also, I want a pony airship...


I had to leave my laptop and tablet home today, so the few uneventful hours at a desk I've had took on the shape of a more traditional pencil sketch (new episode sorta-spoilers):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/PartyPuntgun.png
If anyone can suggest a better synonym for "cannon" that starts with "P", I'm all ears. I considered "Pannon", but that's just passe. :)

On a related note, pencils need an "undo" function. Very, very much.

I totally will post about this in the drawthread at some point, but man, that puntgun idea is totally awesome!


Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/yulynhberethumanizedopalescenceparisraritysweater. jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/tessrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/SyggieI_really_like_her_manerarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/shroudofshadowsportraitrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/RatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/quanno3beatnikberethighresraritysweatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/john_josecoart_criticrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/jemyloverberetrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/giantmosquitoartsyartsy_rarityAudrey_Hepburncafrar ity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/europamaximararity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93831-absurd_resart_criticberethipsternot_amusedraritysw eatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93668-artistjiayiberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93275-artistRatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93145-painting_memeraritywet_mane.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93141-painting_memerarityrecursion.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93140-beatnikrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93110-blobchubbymy_little_chubbiesrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93067-beatnikberetfluttershylesbianrarityshipping.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/80783-Team_Fortress_2crossoverhatrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/76569-artistwhitediamondsclassyrarity.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f0ebd77bceb8085bba7d38372541f1e6/93164%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20recolo r%20sweater%20twilight_sparkle%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/88e09fe32e5e56358922e7e4c07f1a17/93238%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20rainbo w_dash%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/362b2b7c7544bdf46c6b0cce59dd7dfc/93221%20-%20absurd_res%20applejack%20beatnik%20beret%20high res%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/38b38e38f0739b2f72c727e4034884e3/93202%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20pinkie _pie%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/463d14fa50fd4214267fa24e44f1414b/93198%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20fluttershy%20hig hres%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png

What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!

You weren't kidding about how much you liked the episode, huh?

Also, you're at Berkeley right? Because I'm up that way for a conference in January, and if I see someone around in a DJ P0N-3 shirt I'm totally going to assume it's you and brohoof them...


I see anime cues almost as often as song cues: :smallredface:

In front of me Applejack. Behind me, Pinkie. On my right Rarity. On my left, Fluttershy. Above me, Rainbow. Five shining stars surrounding my four side raise flare. Six shining stars shine in the light pillar. Ater malkt va geblar ve deduler lu aurlam amen!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B4HPY9WFapY/Tt0w6LIYZSI/AAAAAAAAWs8/d4j88r_6JZI/s1600/twilight_sparkle_is_powerful_by_jrk08004-d4i6hdl.png.jpg
Silent Mobius, for those less enamored of old anime.

Very nice!


Check it!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/8/4/of_equestria_and_night_aeternal___textless_by_clos et_brony-d4ia1v7.jpg

I'm not sure if they're referencing something, but that look pretty cool!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-05, 10:25 PM
Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.

Athaniar
2011-12-05, 10:28 PM
Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and a irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.
:smallfrown:

*hugs her so much*

mikeejimbo
2011-12-05, 10:32 PM
To make amends, have a life-sized Flutterplush:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/339/9/3/life_size_fluttershy_by_bladespark-d4i8lxr.jpg

Flutterplush could distract me from the Golden Dawn any day.

UrsielHauke
2011-12-05, 10:48 PM
Finally had the chance to watch the new episode
I will throw down in fisthooves with anypony who dare impugn fair Lady Rarity's honour. Anypony. And I am deadly serious.
Suffice to say, Rarity is clearly best pony.
Song? Best song. Second best song? Art of the Dress. If I haven't made myself clear, Rarity is best pony. I've been playing the new song on repeat for the last hour and a half, ever since I finished the episode.
The chance to see Rarity in her element? Hipster Rarity? Art connoisseur wearing a beret and sweater? It's like the writers are inside my dreams. (If they do a wet mane sweater beret Rarity, I'll know they have my apartment tapped. And I would be completely okay with that.)



Phenomenal rant. You win a quantity of internets no less than one.

Pokonic
2011-12-05, 11:03 PM
Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.

Gah! All that time making Iron Hoof theories now makes me feel guilty.:smallfrown:

However, she is a total troll.:smalltongue:

It balances out a bit, realy.

Dirtbag
2011-12-05, 11:06 PM
Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.

I cried. ;_;

I cried and now I feel bad. :<

*Hugs* Celestia. :3

SiuiS
2011-12-05, 11:10 PM
Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/artist%20training%20grounds/321b1820.jpg

legomaster00156
2011-12-05, 11:13 PM
Hey, Ponythread, I need inspiration. Anyone care to give me a character or two to focus on for my next fanfiction? I can probably come up with a plot for all but the most obscure ponies.

Kalinda
2011-12-05, 11:19 PM
More ep 9

OK, so the yokel pony that Rarity runs into and is embarrased by in the first few minutes, his name is Hayseed Turniptruck, when we see him he's washing windows (poorly) and he pretty much acts the total, well, Hayseed. This implies that his special talent is being a clueless county bumpkin. He's the other side of the coin from Silver Spoon and other ponies who's talents seem to be "Being a stuck up snob" and nothing else.

How much would that suck? Having a talent that pretty much comes down to "Be someone others can look down on."

I think I'm going to go full Doylist on this one and just say "He was a sight gag and has no larger implications" because if I try to fit him into my headcanon concerning cutie marks I'm going to have a breakdown.

mikeejimbo
2011-12-05, 11:21 PM
Hey, Ponythread, I need inspiration. Anyone care to give me a character or two to focus on for my next fanfiction? I can probably come up with a plot for all but the most obscure ponies.

Hayseed Turnip Truck.


Edit: Spoilering ep9 material. Also semi-ninja'd.

legomaster00156
2011-12-05, 11:22 PM
Hayseed Turnip Truck.
Hm... perhaps I should elaborate that fanfics about slightly more well-known ponies are generally more exciting.

AlterForm
2011-12-05, 11:26 PM
More ep 9

OK, so the yokel pony that Rarity runs into and is embarrased by in the first few minutes, his name is Hayseed Turniptruck, when we see him he's washing windows (poorly) and he pretty much acts the total, well, Hayseed. This implies that his special talent is being a clueless county bumpkin. He's the other side of the coin from Silver Spoon and other ponies who's talents seem to be "Being a stuck up snob" and nothing else.

How much would that suck? Having a talent that pretty much comes down to "Be someone others can look down on."

I think I'm going to go full Doylist on this one and just say "He was a sight gag and has no larger implications" because if I try to fit him into my headcanon concerning cutie marks I'm going to have a breakdown.

Ep9
"Right now you are down and out and feeling kinda crappy . . .
. . . and when I see how sad you are, it sort of makes me . . . happy!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCQGQ5qBQTA) (Warning: Avenue Q, therefore NSFW)

:smalltongue:

See, he provides a vital service to society!

mikeejimbo
2011-12-05, 11:27 PM
Hm... perhaps I should elaborate that fanfics about ponies are generally more exciting.

Hehe, well I was being difficult on purpose :P Though I do think he could make an amusing character in a story where he bumbles his way through saving the day. (Like Ernest P. Worrell in the Ernest films. Or possibly Inspector Clouseau.)

legomaster00156
2011-12-05, 11:30 PM
I think that the role of a bumbling hero could be filled just as well by another pony, though that is a good idea for a later plot. Off the top of her head, my sister said to write a fanfic about Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, but they're both far to competent for the role.
I sort of want to write about Lyra, but I don't know too much about her. A story with her, Octavia, and the DJ could be interesting, since they've all got musical Cutie Marks... maybe I could throw Sweetie Belle in, too. Alright, everypony can keep hurling ideas at me. I'm off to write about the music players.

Zevox
2011-12-05, 11:32 PM
First, I don't understand the hatred some people have for looking nice. Is it the price tag? There are plenty of ways to get high quality garments for not much money at all, and for the cost of one D&D book, I've been able to purchase a suit, tweed blazer and all. Oh well. I guess that's something else I won't understand.
It's not a hatred of looking nice at all, but with what "fashion" represents in general (which, from where I'm sitting, is most definitely not "looking nice"). Aesthetics are completely subjective, and what one person thinks looks nice, another will think is ugly. But "fashion" tends to ignore that, and people that place some value on it wind up thinking that one person's opinion on what looks nice is actually fact, not opinion. Which rapidly becomes extremely annoying to anyone who happens to disagree with that opinion.

I do also think that the price of most clothing beyond the basics gets absurd myself, and see absolutely no need for anything beyond simple shirts and pants. But of course that's partly because I don't think things like a suit and tie or the like look nice at all to begin with, and sure as heck don't find them comfortable, so therefore couldn't possibly see a point to them.

(Yeah, I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn that Rarity is my least favorite of the main six, or that I wasn't a big fan of the most recent episode.)

Zevox

mikeejimbo
2011-12-05, 11:33 PM
Off the top of her head, my sister said to write a fanfic about Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, but they're both far to competent for the role.

I could see either of them in a similar role, but rather than "incompetent and bumbling" it would be "outside of their normal area of expertise...and bumbling."

(I am easily amused by bumbling characters, though.)

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-05, 11:37 PM
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/artist%20training%20grounds/321b1820.jpg

D'aaawww, not a commmon depiction there by any means but excellent.

UrsielHauke
2011-12-06, 12:06 AM
Hey, Ponythread, I need inspiration. Anyone care to give me a character or two to focus on for my next fanfiction? I can probably come up with a plot for all but the most obscure ponies.

Personally, I'd love to see some more Octavia fanfics. :smallcool:

legomaster00156
2011-12-06, 12:08 AM
Personally, I'd love to see some more Octavia fanfics. :smallcool:
Quoth Sonic: "You're too slow!" Already working on it.

I sort of want to write about Lyra, but I don't know too much about her. A story with her, Octavia, and the DJ could be interesting, since they've all got musical Cutie Marks... maybe I could throw Sweetie Belle in, too.

Mando Knight
2011-12-06, 12:13 AM
Quoth Sonic: "You're too slow!" Already working on it.

Come on, step it up!

Grif
2011-12-06, 12:15 AM
I think that the role of a bumbling hero could be filled just as well by another pony, though that is a good idea for a later plot. Off the top of her head, my sister said to write a fanfic about Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie, but they're both far to competent for the role.
I sort of want to write about Lyra, but I don't know too much about her. A story with her, Octavia, and the DJ could be interesting, since they've all got musical Cutie Marks... maybe I could throw Sweetie Belle in, too. Alright, everypony can keep hurling ideas at me. I'm off to write about the music players.

I have read quite a few fics with these three in them. (Most amusing was the one where Lyra went to Canterlot, got herself shashayed to a bar by Scratch then got drunk together with Octavia, along with Trixie who appeared later.)

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-12-06, 12:35 AM
I liiiiiiiiiive! http://i.imgur.com/59s2M.png

I was going to save my post for tomorrow, but I think it's best if I fit this in before SiuiS word-bombs the thread in the morning http://i.imgur.com/2E2Va.png
In light of doing an actual quotepost and that fact that everything I'm about to say everyone has pretty much said already (yet I feel compelled to add to) in the last thread, I'm just going to do this generally, by subject, and if anyone wants to reply (or take personal offense ;D) please feel free, and my inbox is pretty empty as of right now as a side note of random.

Re - Eq PSA on Critisism:
MAN oh man I was about to throw a wall of text for this alone, but that goodness I rolled a wisdom check high enough to TL;DR myself preemptively. What everyone has sensibly said and agreed with already, constructive criticism to a point is good, whining is not. There is a thing that is Quality, that intangible attribute, and it can hardly be said that MLP;FiM does not have it. As a body, it is in great hands, and as a world it is well alive and thriving. The amazingly dedicated and talented teams at work on it have my full confidence, they have already done the impossible, and we are here today as a testament to all of their efforts. Yes, it is a girl's show, and that comes through from time to time, but to call them out for that, or for not following in our own personal interpretations is wrong of us, and to get saddlesore on the matter is missing the point completely.

If someone doesn't like something, write some dang fanfiction where it DOES happen the way they want it. Prove the cannon wrong. It's happened before in history, it can happen again, and if you grow a little as a person, then all the better. Love and tolerate, yo.

On the same note, I do wonder at what point a creative work exceeds the scope of the creators, and becomes a living creation of its own? Like the Star Wars EU for example. I don't know how much influence GL has on that, but I doubt he personally oversees the whole dang thing. Yeah, this won't happen to Pony for a while, if ever, but it's a thing to think about. We have added to the world as Phoe said, but it seems right now that's just limited to our bubbly grey friend. http://i.imgur.com/us0sn.png

Re - Episode 8
Geez, I never got any thoughts in on this episode, did I? Well, here goes with my OPINIONS!

*breathes in*

I liked this episode. Yes, it's true. I was surprised to see all the disappointment and frustration everyone else had with this. Call me naive, but I didn't figure out that MDW was all five of them until right before the actual reveal. I thought for most of the time that it was Twilight doing fancy shmancy heromancy magic tricks, but couldn't reconcile the one time where MDW and Twi were both present in one scene, safe for Illusionary magic, but oh well. http://i.imgur.com/JmPL5.png

The fanclub at the start didn't bother me so much, I just figure that Scootaloo is so ravenous in her love of Rainbow Dash, it has become infectious to her classmates, etc. Yes, RD got super obnoxiously braggy, but I feel that's basically in line with the day to day RD. You see her try and resist the praise, until then she realizes that it wasn't going to stop, she likes that anyway, and so she might as well soak it in. Of course it got over her head almost immediately, but I feel like that's part of the message right there. Yeah she's got the hero worship, but you see that she doesn't really deserve it, and you see these wonderful glimmers of doubt in her eyes as she tries to maintain the new status quo, even as she stoops to jar-opening.

What her friends did to teach her a lesson? Was that heavy handed or the wrong course of action? I will put out my neck and say that no, it was not, and in fact was one of the better options, given what we know. For one, and this is important, these are ALL slice of life episodes. Yes, we can infer an order, and that's admittedly a fun thought exercise myself, but we've been told many a time that there's no order to this in practice. Just because we have learned this lesson, doesn't necessarily mean that they have. Even if they did, that was not a lesson aimed at RD, who while yes she is Loyalty, she does have a slight lean towards self-absorbtion and pridefulness that I can see leading to her not really remembering that lesson in the first place. Who can blame her for not remembering a random thing that Twilight learned maybe even as far as a year ago? http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png

Another reason I think that the MDW gambit was a good call is in fact the way that she was shown up in every aspect. Dash is Pro, on this there is agreement. When you are the best at something, and have been, it can be very startling to suddenly find yourself a few rungs down the ladder. And it is, we see that she is very shaken by MDW's antics. IRL, when this happens to people they are faced with a choice: do they accept their new position, or reject it, and vow to reclaim their place? Dash does the latter, and we see her preemptively seeking out danger before it can even happen. Sure some of the time she causes damage that would have been worse, but all the same, she is genuinely trying to help people! Remember, at the start of the day she is taking a nap on a cloud, and at the end of the day she is directly responsible for the lives and wellbeing of more than a few citizens of ponyville. Can't say that's NOT an improvement. Presenting her with the MDW scenario forces her to come to grips that she might not be the best pony for the job, and while she ultimately comes to the conclusion that her bragging was wrong, we see that she is doing everything in her power to earn her praise that she has always wanted, and is her stated goal in life (essentially). Before MDW, we see her leaving ponies in danger ("I can sign a few more autographcs, I am fast enough"), and after, she is working in tandem to do more than just one of them could have done alone.

Re - Episode 9:
DAT EPISODE

Seriously, what a fantastic episode. I love me some Rarity, so seeing her dressing in style as she always does was great. I'll echo the sentiment that I'd like to see a Fluttershy episode now, but this was not a bad thing by a long shot. Some thoughts of mine in no particular order:

- Fleur was hysterical. Loved the design, loved the character. That they gave Fancypants what was essentially a touchy trophy wife was hilarious. The random poses and what I inferred to be a lightness of the head were amazing. As for the design, this actually goes across the board: we saw a LOT of new pony body types this episode! I was glad to see those. Ponies are cute, but seeing more than just the usual cookie cutter shapes was a treat. I remember that Faust had said that she was disappointed that she wasn't able to fit in that many different body types into SE1, it makes me glad that the production team has managed to put those in after all.

- Actually, as someone pointed out, it was interesting that she would be proud of her body. If we take the Princesses/Alicorns to be the de facto standard of physical beauty in equestria, and we try and see what makes them so sought after, it stands out to me that the physical ideals here would be to be as Horse-like as possible, and not the specifically cutesy proportions that we do see! Additional bodies of evidence, Fluttershy (who we saw as a filly with longer legs and spent a time as a fashion model), Big Mac (no explanation required), and Snips (who more closely resembles some sort of pig). Curiously enough though, this would in fact imply that Snails was attractive so take from that what you will http://i.imgur.com/2c0gc.png

- Rarity as karma houdini. Again I say neigh! While she never faced any explicit consequences to the extent of a sheer public shaming, having her friends be angry with her, being called out, etc, there is a lot to be said for all of the guilt that was unknowingly being PILED on her throughout the whole evening. I don't know about you, but feeling guilty, and being so terrified and exhausted from all that work is often bad enough. She obviously learned her lesson, even before talking to the princess. Plus, we don't see what Opal did to her and her personal belongings off screen.

- BELLBOY. Y U NO SNAILS? http://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png

- Twi gives me mixed feelings in this episode. She was super cute, eager, and naive for the whole party, and I love how she loved her dress. She was having SO much fun, and that was one of the best times of her life right there, most likely. For an introvert like her, that must have been the absolute PERFECT birthday party. That said, I think I hit a sort of uncanny valley with that dance of hers, especially with the dress and how she seems like she's bent in half. Dunno, it was almost disturbing to me >_> Such is, though! At least she was having fun. http://i.imgur.com/xJr4u.png

- Not even going to comment on WHEN this episode takes place.

- Wait, is that ref at the Derby an earth pony? Is he standing on the clouds? http://i.imgur.com/2E2Va.png

- Fancypants is a GENTLECOLT AND A SCHOLAR. Enough said.

- Why doesn't everyone remember the Mane Six? Well, I bet that the Mane Six as a whole is in the general consciousness, just like the Seal Team Six analogy that people were saying. They know who they are, they just have never actually SEEN them, or have forgotten that they have. Plus, I bet that not too many people are actually allowed in the palace where the stained glass windows are. That was kind of the room where the Elements of Harmony are stored, I doubt that it is open to even the upper class elite at all hours of the day. Maybe a few ponies have seen it a few times, but even then, these are just pictures in stained glass and not real life. I bet if most of the ones there would have said: "You mean YOU are the Mane Six?" They probably don't even play that card that often, if at all. Heck, I know at least Fluttershy wouldn't, if anything. Probably not Twilight, either. AJ would be too busy. RD, maybe, but that's not really a loyalty thing. Rarity... dunno, though we can plainly see that she didn't either, and if there was a time to pull that card that whole episode was it.

- Here is a theory that I am presenting right now. There are in fact a large number of Mane Six expies in equestria. Not necessarily elements of harmony, but nakamas all the same. In this past episode, every single pony in Canterlot was their respective group's Rarity, visiting Canterlot on their own business, and every single one of them was faking high class to the exact extent that Rarity was. Canterlot is actually largely unpopulated, and these mass gatherings of Unicorns is just a weird periodic occurrence that drives the sociologists up the wall, and Celestia and Luna find hilarious.

- The number of cameos in this episode were amazing, and yet I am bashing myself on the head for missing Blueblood http://i.imgur.com/RBgwp.png

- Paper Bag Princess is best pony. http://i.imgur.com/us0sn.png

- I love the song, I love art beatnik rarity, and I approve of that look SO DANG HARD. Also when Twilight wears it, as she pulls it off well too.


Thus concludes the words-heavy portion of this post, please accept these pictures as a token of my gratitude for reading this far http://i.imgur.com/p0HjG.png

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AlterForm
2011-12-06, 01:13 AM
There is a thing that is Quality, that intangible attribute,

Zen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_and_the_Art_of_Motorcycle_Maintenance) reference, or just a reference to the general philosophical concept? (Great book, if a bit heady for most people; second best book I read in all pre-secondary school, after Catcher in the Rye)



Thus concludes the words-heavy portion of this post, please accept these pictures as a token of my gratitude for reading this far http://i.imgur.com/p0HjG.png

http://i.imgur.com/HecxN.png
http://i.imgur.com/aDwA4.jpg



DAAAWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHA :smallbiggrin:

Shadow of the Sun
2011-12-06, 02:16 AM
So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

Callos_DeTerran
2011-12-06, 02:24 AM
Re - Episode 9:
[SPOILER]- Why doesn't everyone remember the Mane Six? Well, I bet that the Mane Six as a whole is in the general consciousness, just like the Seal Team Six analogy that people were saying. They know who they are, they just have never actually SEEN them, or have forgotten that they have. Plus, I bet that not too many people are actually allowed in the palace where the stained glass windows are. That was kind of the room where the Elements of Harmony are stored, I doubt that it is open to even the upper class elite at all hours of the day. Maybe a few ponies have seen it a few times, but even then, these are just pictures in stained glass and not real life. I bet if most of the ones there would have said: "You mean YOU are the Mane Six?" They probably don't even play that card that often, if at all. Heck, I know at least Fluttershy wouldn't, if anything. Probably not Twilight, either. AJ would be too busy. RD, maybe, but that's not really a loyalty thing. Rarity... dunno, though we can plainly see that she didn't either, and if there was a time to pull that card that whole episode was it.

I actually have some comments on this...

-Why WOULD Equistria know about the Mane Six? Alright, they're on the stain-glass windows in the palace...but as you pointed out, I doubt every odd pony is allowed into the castle to see those. ESPECIALLY the room where the Elements of Harmony are kept. And in that regard, how/why would the majority of ponies even know of the Elements? Remember in the first two episodes where Twilight, the resident bookworm, was desperately trying to figure out what the elements are because she didn't know? Yeah, if Twilight didn't know, I'm not holding out hope for upper-class ponies more interested in social functions and art galleries to know.

-Why would everypony /recognize/ the Mane Six as the saviors of Equistria? Keep in mind two things, the first is that we don't know how long Nightmare Moon's 'eternal night' actually went on for, but I doubt it was even the entire night. Would most ponies, besides the one's at the celebration, even notice something was amiss before it was fixed? Now for Discord...Discord I'll admit had a devastating impact...on Ponyville, we didn't see if he had gotten as far as extending his reign of chaos to say...Canterlot, or any other pony city before he was stopped. I'm inclined to think he was actually focusing on Ponyville at first, because that's where the Mane Six where and they presented the greatest threat to him.

However, this isn't my point. My point is that Equistria lacks television, radio (probably), and we've never even seen a newspaper (that I remember). The only medium we've seen beyond letters/paintings are photos which are taken with an old-timey looking camera. With this lack of information networking, the ponies are basically relying on word-of-mouth for their information which, for anyone who's played the telephone game knows, isn't that reliable. Take American history, back in the 1910's (I think...)...More people recognized a cow mascot that was put in front of a chain of stores then recognized the president of the country at the time, they just weren't exposed to the president so they didn't know squat about him, let alone what he looked! You have the same situation for the Mane cast, ponies definitely know SOMEONE saved the world (some probably even know they saved it twice!), but it becomes unlikely that they'd know WHO saved the world or what their names were. Just for an example, and to use one already given, can anyone name the members of Seal Team Six off the top of their heads or describe what they look like without resorting to searching the Internet?

Same thing for the ponies. I'm sure, eventually, we'll get some pony who hears the name of one of the Mane Six and has an epiphany that that's the pony who helped save the world, but I'm honestly NOT surprised no pony has recognized them yet outside of Ponyville. And Rarity isn't the kind of pony who'd pull the 'I saved the world card' out, it's just not classy/dignified/or very mannerly. Now if Rainbow Dash tried to pull the 'I saved the world twice' card, I wouldn't be surprised...:smalltongue:

As well, for those wanting episodes fixated on other characters, keep in mind that we got (roughly) two episodes last season that focused solely on one of the member's of the Mane cast beyond the others, usually with an episode or two thrown in that had them playing a supporting role to another of the Mane Six. Now, for Season 2, we've had a Twilight episode (which enabled all these episodes that focus more on other characters), two Rainbow Dash episodes (Mare do Well, May the Best Pet Win), two Rarity episodes (Sisterhoove Special, Sweet & Elite), a CMC episode (Cutie Pox), a Luna episode (with Twilight in the supporting role), and the Return of Harmony episodes. With that in mind, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Rarity and Dash took more of a backseat role in this season from now on, barring an episode or two where they play support to another pony.

I know I'm looking forward to Fluttershy and Applejack episodes myself, the latter so the poor pony can finally get some character development of her own so she'll be more then the straight man to another pony's crazy antics.

Anarion
2011-12-06, 02:49 AM
It is now Tuesday, but since it's still sort of the night before, I'll leave spoiler boxes.


More ep 9

OK, so the yokel pony that Rarity runs into and is embarrased by in the first few minutes, his name is Hayseed Turniptruck, when we see him he's washing windows (poorly) and he pretty much acts the total, well, Hayseed. This implies that his special talent is being a clueless county bumpkin. He's the other side of the coin from Silver Spoon and other ponies who's talents seem to be "Being a stuck up snob" and nothing else.

How much would that suck? Having a talent that pretty much comes down to "Be someone others can look down on."

I think I'm going to go full Doylist on this one and just say "He was a sight gag and has no larger implications" because if I try to fit him into my headcanon concerning cutie marks I'm going to have a breakdown.

Not saying anyone would specifically want "being someone other can look down on" as a special talent. However, he seemed quite happy and probably enjoys his simple life a great deal. He might have a nice girlfriend and eventually raise a wonderful family that will exceed his own talents and make him a proud father. Nothing wrong with that.


It's not a hatred of looking nice at all, but with what "fashion" represents in general (which, from where I'm sitting, is most definitely not "looking nice"). Aesthetics are completely subjective, and what one person thinks looks nice, another will think is ugly. But "fashion" tends to ignore that, and people that place some value on it wind up thinking that one person's opinion on what looks nice is actually fact, not opinion. Which rapidly becomes extremely annoying to anyone who happens to disagree with that opinion.

I do also think that the price of most clothing beyond the basics gets absurd myself, and see absolutely no need for anything beyond simple shirts and pants. But of course that's partly because I don't think things like a suit and tie or the like look nice at all to begin with, and sure as heck don't find them comfortable, so therefore couldn't possibly see a point to them.

(Yeah, I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn that Rarity is my least favorite of the main six, or that I wasn't a big fan of the most recent episode.)

Zevox

I'm never quite sure what to think about a topic like fashion. On the one hand, I basically just wear 3 colors myself (brown, green, black/navy blue) and I just like to wear comfortable clothes that don't look terrible. However, I also think that dressing up can make people look a LOT better than they normally do. On top of that, I think that Art of the Dress had a correct secondary moral: trust the opinion of an expert, they'll make you look way better than you would be able to come up with on your own. So, I guess I would say there is something to fashion, but it should be specific to the tastes of the individual, not about following the current most popular trend.


So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

Happy Birthday!

SiuiS
2011-12-06, 03:43 AM
I actually have some comments on this...
[...]
I know I'm looking forward to Fluttershy and Applejack episodes myself, the latter so the poor pony can finally get some character development of her own so she'll be more then the straight man to another pony's crazy antics.

Actually...
The majority of pony episodes focus on that pony failing miserably and being patched up by the end of the 22 minutes. I think I would be happier if AJ never got a starring roll. If she were a more prominent background/secondary pony that would be cool, but I think she could benefit from being everypony's rock, at least for one more season.

In fact I think that Celestia should be first to have an episode about the pony under the armor being wounded, as she's been prepped for the role for around 35 episodes and approximately 1,000 years.

Aotrs Commander
2011-12-06, 04:34 AM
Hello ponies. No, don't bother looking around.

What you are hearing is my voice coming through the massive, equestrostationary space station everypony forgot we had. But I didn't forgot; archiving is sort of my thing. And now that the Guild of Chains has a surplus of funds somehow, we can afford to get back to business.

Well, all what? Three of us? Really need to step up the recruitment...

So as a half-baked thread villain, I give you this warning! While the Impulse engine may be down and the Shipping beam out of commission, due to Shimmer Snowflake havin a dayjob now, we still have...

Quotebombs.

You've got approximately six to eighteen hours. Why so long? Well an assault without allowing you to build shelters first would be ungentlecoltly!
And I still have to do some formatting ^^"
Toodle-oo, ponythread~! our parting is such sweet sorrow.

Huzzah!

Hopereaver, start prepping the...um...

...

I dunno, I got nothing.

grimbold
2011-12-06, 04:36 AM
Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/yulynhberethumanizedopalescenceparisraritysweater. jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/tessrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/SyggieI_really_like_her_manerarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/shroudofshadowsportraitrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/RatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/quanno3beatnikberethighresraritysweatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/john_josecoart_criticrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/jemyloverberetrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/giantmosquitoartsyartsy_rarityAudrey_Hepburncafrar ity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/europamaximararity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93831-absurd_resart_criticberethipsternot_amusedraritysw eatervector.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93668-artistjiayiberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93275-artistRatofDrawnberetraritysweater.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93145-painting_memeraritywet_mane.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93141-painting_memerarityrecursion.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93140-beatnikrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93110-blobchubbymy_little_chubbiesrarity.png
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/93067-beatnikberetfluttershylesbianrarityshipping.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/80783-Team_Fortress_2crossoverhatrarity.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z270/coolcalbert/76569-artistwhitediamondsclassyrarity.jpg
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f0ebd77bceb8085bba7d38372541f1e6/93164%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20recolo r%20sweater%20twilight_sparkle%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/88e09fe32e5e56358922e7e4c07f1a17/93238%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20rainbo w_dash%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/362b2b7c7544bdf46c6b0cce59dd7dfc/93221%20-%20absurd_res%20applejack%20beatnik%20beret%20high res%20recolor%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/38b38e38f0739b2f72c727e4034884e3/93202%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20highres%20pinkie _pie%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/463d14fa50fd4214267fa24e44f1414b/93198%20-%20absurd_res%20beatnik%20beret%20fluttershy%20hig hres%20recolor%20reupload%20sweater%20vector.png

What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!

your fluttershy is SO KYOOT

BlasTech
2011-12-06, 05:53 AM
Woo, first post in new ponythread ... I guess I've been quiet lately.

Time to fix that with some patented randomness. I was listening to this Les Miserables PMV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DINwaVZRQY&feature=related), and decided to adapt it for Pony. Specifically for the Bridle Shores FFRP where it's currently the afternoon before Nightmare Night.

For context:
One of the ponies is planning to dress as princess Luna and spook the rest of the town all evening. My OC has just drunk a highly sugared drink that will leave her a bit loopy for the rest of the night. The image I have in my head during this song is her (in a Pony-Zorro costume, complete with foil) basically rallying the town to chase "Luna" out. Of course, she'd never do such a thing if she were sober, and it may not end up that way in the end, but I thought it was nifty enough to share. Let me know what you guys think ^_^

The Lyrics:
♫ Do you hear the ponies come? Hear their hoofbeats drawing near?
Itís the coming of a people who will not give in to fear!
When the song thatís in your heart, escapes to join us all
Then the things that give us fear are sure to fall. ♫

♫ Will you join me in my stand, who will be brave and sing with me?
This terror thatís at hand, how could we ever leave it be?
So join in the song that will give you the strength to be free!

Do you hear the ponies sing? Hear their courage rising high.
Itís the singing of a people who will not retreat nor fly.
When the song thatís in our hearts, escapes to join us all ♫
Then the thing that gives us fear is sure to fall!

♫ Will you give all of your voice, you young, brave ponies by the scores.
It is the time to make your choice, will you choose to hide behind your doors?
Or will you all fight for this town thatís called Bridle Shores! ♫

♫ Do you hear the fellows sing? Hear the song of angry mares?
Itís the singing of a township that has had all it can bear!
Now begone from here you fiend! Go back from whence you came!
Never to set a hoof in this town again! ♫


EDIT: (S'what I get for not reading the rest of ponythread before posting)


So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

Happy Birthday ... wait, a lurker??? GET HIM!

http://www.ponychan.net/chan/fic/src/131425726428.png

Unleash the Pinkies!

In other news, Yay to Siuis and TitaniumFox for still being alive. :smalltongue:

Kurgan
2011-12-06, 06:10 AM
So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

Ha ha! Another end of year pony thread birthday!
Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy it!

EDIT:


Woo, first post in new ponythread ... I guess I've been quiet lately.

Time to fix that with some patented randomness. I was listening to this Les Miserables PMV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DINwaVZRQY&feature=related), and decided to adapt it for Pony. Specifically for the Bridle Shores FFRP where it's currently the afternoon before Nightmare Night.

For context:
One of the ponies is planning to dress as princess Luna and spook the rest of the town all evening. My OC has just drunk a highly sugared drink that will leave her a bit loopy for the rest of the night. The image I have in my head during this song is her (in a Pony-Zorro costume, complete with foil) basically rallying the town to chase "Luna" out. Of course, she'd never do such a thing if she were sober, and it may not end up that way in the end, but I thought it was nifty enough to share. Let me know what you guys think ^_^

The Lyrics:
♫ Do you hear the ponies come? Hear their hoofbeats drawing near?
Itís the coming of a people who will not give in to fear!
When the song thatís in your heart, escapes to join us all
Then the things that give us fear are sure to fall. ♫

♫ Will you join me in my stand, who will be brave and sing with me?
This terror thatís at hand, how could we ever leave it be?
So join in the song that will give you the strength to be free!

Do you hear the ponies sing? Hear their courage rising high.
Itís the singing of a people who will not retreat nor fly.
When the song thatís in our hearts, escapes to join us all ♫
Then the thing that gives us fear is sure to fall!

♫ Will you give all of your voice, you young, brave ponies by the scores.
It is the time to make your choice, will you choose to hide behind your doors?
Or will you all fight for this town thatís called Bridle Shores! ♫

♫ Do you hear the fellows sing? Hear the song of angry mares?
Itís the singing of a township that has had all it can bear!
Now begone from here you fiend! Go back from whence you came!
And donít you dare set a hoof in this town again! ♫


EDIT: (S'what I get for not reading the rest of ponythread before posting)



Happy Birthday ... wait, a lurker??? GET HIM!

http://www.ponychan.net/chan/fic/src/131425726428.png

Unleash the Pinkies!

In other news, Yay to Siuis and TitaniumFox for still being alive. :smalltongue:

So...I was planning on getting so much done this morning, but somehow have ended up listening to music from Les Misrebles. Nice way to spend time, except when you want to get stuff done. I actually forgot that song existed, because these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk1faxC3gfo&feature=related)two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItTaXnz-19M)always just take the cake for me.

Shadow of the Sun
2011-12-06, 06:30 AM
I have so far, and am now in the process of pulling a Berry Punch, because hells yeah.

Bronies seem to gravitate to Sagittarius. COINCIDENCE? I think not!

SiuiS
2011-12-06, 06:43 AM
Huzzah!

Hopereaver, start prepping the...um...

...

I dunno, I got nothing.

How about the easy chair, pop-corn, and laughtrack?

Because I'm using a defunct space station with no actual weapons and no actual team to back me, to attack the magical home of the strongest ponies around. You know, the ones who decided to kick a dragon in the face and then be smug about it?

Win or lose, this is going to be hilarious. Though with more pain and broken bones and Dashie hoof-prints in my face if I lose.


I have so far, and am now in the process of pulling a Berry Punch, because hells yeah.

Bronies seem to gravitate to Sagittarius. COINCIDENCE? I think not!

I am Aquarius, the contrarian zodiacal hipster. The reason for the statement is logically circular and self apparent, unless it's not. :smallbiggrin:

Happy birthday new friend! A pleasure to be seein' more of ya!

Hm. I've got nothing. Have an animation!

http://d.facdn.net/art/ajin/1310029468.ajin_oppp-plot-color2.gif

Shadow of the Sun
2011-12-06, 07:01 AM
Blargh!

*is hit by Pinkies*

Quick, I need more beer.

More...beer...


Also. Awesome animation.

It has quite a plot too it.

Titanium Fox
2011-12-06, 08:46 AM
Is there something you have against me sleeping tonight? :smallannoyed: :smalltongue:


...I can do that.

*fears them*


Thank you Titanium, now I have something to join George Lucas in my nightmares...

http://twentypercentcooler.net/data/0b/64/0b648b5cac956601fd053524f719981d.png


To be fair, delusions and mential issues seem prevalent in every pony, but unicorns particualy. I blame generations of canterlotian inbreeding.

I blame the magical energy, the anima that flows through them.


I see anime cues almost as often as song cues: :smallredface:

In front of me Applejack. Behind me, Pinkie. On my right Rarity. On my left, Fluttershy. Above me, Rainbow. Five shining stars surrounding my four side raise flare. Six shining stars shine in the light pillar. Ater malkt va geblar ve deduler lu aurlam amen!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B4HPY9WFapY/Tt0w6LIYZSI/AAAAAAAAWs8/d4j88r_6JZI/s1600/twilight_sparkle_is_powerful_by_jrk08004-d4i6hdl.png.jpg
Silent Mobius, for those less enamored of old anime.'

This is an incredibly badflank picture. So saved.


Check it!

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/8/4/of_equestria_and_night_aeternal___textless_by_clos et_brony-d4ia1v7.jpg

Lyre Guitar is Best Guitar.


Oh no. You fiend. You shall never succeed in your vile quest. We shall defeat you because we are good and stuff, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...

...

http://iambrony.com/mlp/gif/16623%20-%20animated%20rainbow_dash%20weirdest_boner%20wing boner.gif

HI, SIUIS!!!!

...What in the... What is happening to her wing? Floppy halfwing wut?


It's transliterated from the source anime, so it's probably way off. :smallbiggrin:

To make amends, have a life-sized Flutterplush:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/339/9/3/life_size_fluttershy_by_bladespark-d4i8lxr.jpg

WANT


So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

http://ponyvillegazette.com/files/2011/10/happy_birthday_pony.png

Tectonic Robot
2011-12-06, 08:59 AM
It's not a hatred of looking nice at all, but with what "fashion" represents in general (which, from where I'm sitting, is most definitely not "looking nice"). Aesthetics are completely subjective, and what one person thinks looks nice, another will think is ugly. But "fashion" tends to ignore that, and people that place some value on it wind up thinking that one person's opinion on what looks nice is actually fact, not opinion. Which rapidly becomes extremely annoying to anyone who happens to disagree with that opinion.

I do also think that the price of most clothing beyond the basics gets absurd myself, and see absolutely no need for anything beyond simple shirts and pants. But of course that's partly because I don't think things like a suit and tie or the like look nice at all to begin with, and sure as heck don't find them comfortable, so therefore couldn't possibly see a point to them.

(Yeah, I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn that Rarity is my least favorite of the main six, or that I wasn't a big fan of the most recent episode.)

Zevox

I, personally, disagree. I believe that there are standards of beauty, things that everyone finds aesthetically appealing. I also believe that there are things people universally find ugly or unappealing.

That being said, yes, a lot of fashion can get pretty weird. And stupid. And most people would agree with that!

Also, has anyone ever watched the original series? I gotta admit, I received all the information I have from it from Sun Tzu's lets watch over at RPG net, but I must admit some of the villains would be cool to watch if they were translated to G4, and perhaps made all around better. Any agreements over here?

I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...

Athaniar
2011-12-06, 09:07 AM
I'm not much of a fashion pony either. I basically just wear whatever is available that feels comfortable and isn't too ugly. I don't mind looking at fancy stuff, though.


So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*
Happy birthday!


I have so far, and am now in the process of pulling a Berry Punch, because hells yeah.

Bronies seem to gravitate to Sagittarius. COINCIDENCE? I think not!
Sagittarius. The centaur. Body of a horse. This is all part of Faust's master plan, somehow.[/conspiracytheory]

Abrexa
2011-12-06, 09:14 AM
Um... Happy Birthday, everyone? :smalleek:

Aotrs Commander
2011-12-06, 09:34 AM
Also, has anyone ever watched the original series? I gotta admit, I received all the information I have from it from Sun Tzu's lets watch over at RPG net, but I must admit some of the villains would be cool to watch if they were translated to G4, and perhaps made all around better. Any agreements over here?

I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...

G1 Pony? Yeah, sort of. At any rate, my sister had the first couple of episodes on video for years, so even was I not generally interested in watching any cartoons, I'd have got that from osmosis...

Escape from Midnight Castle (the first episode/pilot) was actually kinda dark - in fact I'd go as far as to say that it was in places, darker than Transformers in it's early stages.

(Bobcat did a G4 adaption of that in Semper Fidelis, which if you haven't read you definately should, along with all the other stuff he wrote! Links are in the OP.)

I also did go see the movie when it was first out at the cinema (with my family), but I don't remember much about it now - oddly among all the children's movies repeated to death, MLP wasn't one of them.

I did read a lot of the G1 annuals my sister had, and listening to the audio tape stories was something we were both prepared to do on holidays, for example.

Capt. Ido Nos
2011-12-06, 09:38 AM
I actually have some comments on this...

-Why WOULD Equistria know about the Mane Six? Alright, they're on the stain-glass windows in the palace...but as you pointed out, I doubt every odd pony is allowed into the castle to see those. ESPECIALLY the room where the Elements of Harmony are kept. And in that regard, how/why would the majority of ponies even know of the Elements? Remember in the first two episodes where Twilight, the resident bookworm, was desperately trying to figure out what the elements are because she didn't know? Yeah, if Twilight didn't know, I'm not holding out hope for upper-class ponies more interested in social functions and art galleries to know.

-Why would everypony /recognize/ the Mane Six as the saviors of Equistria? Keep in mind two things, the first is that we don't know how long Nightmare Moon's 'eternal night' actually went on for, but I doubt it was even the entire night. Would most ponies, besides the one's at the celebration, even notice something was amiss before it was fixed? Now for Discord...Discord I'll admit had a devastating impact...on Ponyville, we didn't see if he had gotten as far as extending his reign of chaos to say...Canterlot, or any other pony city before he was stopped. I'm inclined to think he was actually focusing on Ponyville at first, because that's where the Mane Six where and they presented the greatest threat to him.

However, this isn't my point. My point is that Equistria lacks television, radio (probably), and we've never even seen a newspaper (that I remember). The only medium we've seen beyond letters/paintings are photos which are taken with an old-timey looking camera. With this lack of information networking, the ponies are basically relying on word-of-mouth for their information which, for anyone who's played the telephone game knows, isn't that reliable. Take American history, back in the 1910's (I think...)...More people recognized a cow mascot that was put in front of a chain of stores then recognized the president of the country at the time, they just weren't exposed to the president so they didn't know squat about him, let alone what he looked! You have the same situation for the Mane cast, ponies definitely know SOMEONE saved the world (some probably even know they saved it twice!), but it becomes unlikely that they'd know WHO saved the world or what their names were. Just for an example, and to use one already given, can anyone name the members of Seal Team Six off the top of their heads or describe what they look like without resorting to searching the Internet?

Same thing for the ponies. I'm sure, eventually, we'll get some pony who hears the name of one of the Mane Six and has an epiphany that that's the pony who helped save the world, but I'm honestly NOT surprised no pony has recognized them yet outside of Ponyville. And Rarity isn't the kind of pony who'd pull the 'I saved the world card' out, it's just not classy/dignified/or very mannerly. Now if Rainbow Dash tried to pull the 'I saved the world twice' card, I wouldn't be surprised...:smalltongue:

As well, for those wanting episodes fixated on other characters, keep in mind that we got (roughly) two episodes last season that focused solely on one of the member's of the Mane cast beyond the others, usually with an episode or two thrown in that had them playing a supporting role to another of the Mane Six. Now, for Season 2, we've had a Twilight episode (which enabled all these episodes that focus more on other characters), two Rainbow Dash episodes (Mare do Well, May the Best Pet Win), two Rarity episodes (Sisterhoove Special, Sweet & Elite), a CMC episode (Cutie Pox), a Luna episode (with Twilight in the supporting role), and the Return of Harmony episodes. With that in mind, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Rarity and Dash took more of a backseat role in this season from now on, barring an episode or two where they play support to another pony.

I know I'm looking forward to Fluttershy and Applejack episodes myself, the latter so the poor pony can finally get some character development of her own so she'll be more then the straight man to another pony's crazy antics.
Yes, exactly this! Except one thing, while they definitely don't have TV or internet, I think it's fair to say that they do have some form of handwavy media, like how fast word spread about Fluttershy's modeling career. Somehow those pictures of her were getting out, and those press ponies were taking pictures for someone, I figure. Maybe magazines are the primary medium in equestria?


Zen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_and_the_Art_of_Motorcycle_Maintenance) reference, or just a reference to the general philosophical concept? (Great book, if a bit heady for most people; second best book I read in all pre-secondary school, after Catcher in the Rye)



DAAAWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHA :smallbiggrin:
Not intentionally, haha! That's pretty funny. I was going more along the lines of Platonic ideals and forms, but mostly I just like using Capital letters whenever I can.

Also, gobble gobble.


I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...
I know that feel, brony. *manhug*

byaku rai
2011-12-06, 09:42 AM
I, personally, disagree. I believe that there are standards of beauty, things that everyone finds aesthetically appealing. I also believe that there are things people universally find ugly or unappealing.

That being said, yes, a lot of fashion can get pretty weird. And stupid. And most people would agree with that!



The thing about standards of beauty is that they change. What is found "beautiful" by one society is not the same as what is found "beautiful" by another. For one example, it wasn't all that long ago that obesity was considered attractive in males because it emphasized that they were well-fed, and thus well-off. Females with exceptionally wide hips have also been considered beautiful by many cultures for a very long time because it suggested that they would have an easier time during childbirth.

In addition, standards of beauty vary between individuals, as Zevox said. What I find attractive in a woman is not necessarily what another straight male would find attractive in a woman. Add in the infinite variations inherent in the concept of clothing and you're left with an even more confusing tangle of overlapping opinion. It's possible that fashion nuts go along with the "expert" opinions just for a comforting simplification of a horrifically complicated subject.

Personally, I find fashion just plain dumb. Then again, I'm much like your average cartoon character in that I wear almost identically the same set of clothing each and every day (blue jeans and a white or black T-shirt, just in case anyone cares). I like clothes for their comfort, not their style.

Now if you'll excuse me, there are three final exams to take today, starting in half an hour. http://i.imgur.com/0yCfw.png

TARRRRRRRRRDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Titanium Fox
2011-12-06, 09:57 AM
I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...

You're important to ponythread!

http://img.ponibooru.org/images/5d/5d8bc6cd38d5bbf9da01a98467ded571


I know that feel, brony. *manhug*

And you too! >C

http://twilight.ponychan.net/chan/arch/src/130630898764.png

the_druid_droid
2011-12-06, 10:54 AM
So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

Happy birthday!

What is it with you ponies and December birthdays, anyway?


In fact I think that Celestia should be first to have an episode about the pony under the armor being wounded, as she's been prepped for the role for around 35 episodes and approximately 1,000 years.

I don't know if they would, but man, an episode like that would be could be pretty awesome actually, especially if it let the Mane 6 help Celestia out for once.


Yes, exactly this! Except one thing, while they definitely don't have TV or internet, I think it's fair to say that they do have some form of handwavy media, like how fast word spread about Fluttershy's modeling career. Somehow those pictures of her were getting out, and those press ponies were taking pictures for someone, I figure. Maybe magazines are the primary medium in equestria?


It's certainly possible; right around the Revolutionary era in the US, newspaper and pamphlets were all the rage, and kept people fairly well informed despite a lack of more widespread mass media.

Dexam
2011-12-06, 11:04 AM
Adorable ponies?

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/dd6bba760ea2d56fcaf13b345a8b2995/94564%20-%20artist%3Amixermike622%20cute%20filly%20flutters hy.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0beae3916520de2bbc00ef6160db0588/94541%20-%20artist%3Amixermike622%20cute%20diabetes%20filly %20twilight_sparkle.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/47a008cf337e6620b6168d1fe18ccb3b/94542%20-%20artist%3Amixermike622%20ear_bite%20ear_biting%2 0rainbow_dash%20twilight_sparkle.png



Adorable ponies!

Athaniar
2011-12-06, 11:10 AM
Adorable ponies?

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/dd6bba760ea2d56fcaf13b345a8b2995/94564%20-%20artist%3Amixermike622%20cute%20filly%20flutters hy.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0beae3916520de2bbc00ef6160db0588/94541%20-%20artist%3Amixermike622%20cute%20diabetes%20filly %20twilight_sparkle.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/47a008cf337e6620b6168d1fe18ccb3b/94542%20-%20artist%3Amixermike622%20ear_bite%20ear_biting%2 0rainbow_dash%20twilight_sparkle.png



Adorable ponies!
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/FluttershyOverload.png
*hugs all the pony*

See what you have done to me, show? You have made me d'awww over cute pictures of brightly colored ponies! Repeatedly! And I regret nothing!

TheAmishPirate
2011-12-06, 11:34 AM
http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/FluttershyOverload.png
*hugs all the pony*

See what you have done to me, show? You have made me d'awww over cute pictures of brightly colored ponies! Repeatedly! And I regret nothing!

I hope I'm not the only one who has brief relapses in normal sanity and thinks, "Wait, what am I doing, this is ponies! I'm spending a good chunk of my free time and thought on candy-colored, melon-farming PONIES!"

Fortunately, Fluttershy bursts in through the window and mercilessly cuddles until I start thinking properly again the ponysanity kicks right back in.

Titanium Fox
2011-12-06, 11:39 AM
I don't know if they would, but man, an episode like that would be could be pretty awesome actually, especially if it let the Mane 6 help Celestia out for once.

Theoretically the Mane 6 have helped out Celestia, twice. Once during the Nightmare Moon incident, and once during the Discord incident. She was unable apparently to wield the Elements of Harmony, and they were the only thing that could defeat those particular foes, so without the Mane 6's help, Celestia would have been up the creek without a paddle, so to speak.


I hope I'm not the only one who has brief relapses in normal sanity and thinks, "Wait, what am I doing, this is ponies! I'm spending a good chunk of my free time and thought on candy-colored, melon-farming PONIES!"

Fortunately, Fluttershy bursts in through the window and mercilessly cuddles until I start thinking properly again the ponysanity kicks right back in.

I know, right? It's like these unwelcome remnants of a life long since abandoned. Go away old life! I like it better here! It's bright and colorful and warm and happy.

TheAmishPirate
2011-12-06, 11:48 AM
I know, right? It's like these unwelcome remnants of a life long since abandoned. Go away old life! I like it better here! It's bright and colorful and warm and happy.

The more time I spend with this thread, the more I realize that ponysanity and regular insanity ain't so different. http://i.imgur.com/9QvF1.png Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeohcelestiaicanseeforever

Draconi Redfir
2011-12-06, 11:57 AM
Applejack DID get her own episode remember? Tons of apple trees to be harvested, refusal to get help, twilight is incredibly overpowered?:smallconfused:

Anarion
2011-12-06, 12:02 PM
Applejack DID get her own episode remember? Tons of apple trees to be harvested, refusal to get help, twilight is incredibly overpowered?:smallconfused:

Someone will correct me on this if I'm wrong, but I think that Episode 4 with Twilight's magic beating out heavy industrial machinery actually was the spawning point for most of the iron hoof theories.

Grif
2011-12-06, 12:03 PM
Applejack DID get her own episode remember? Tons of apple trees to be harvested, refusal to get help, twilight is incredibly overpowered?:smallconfused:

And thus far, the only one that has her in some sort of main role. Look Before You Sleep had her sharing the limelight with Rarity. There has been a conspicuous lack of Applejack focused episodes since then.

Vent Reynolt
2011-12-06, 12:06 PM
Finally! Made it through all the posts, and just in time to be missed because of the impending SiuiS Megapost!


One thing to note though, where are the unicorns helping Cloudsdale make the weather? :smalltongue:

*Ahem!*

Obviously, most of the weather unicorns are working in Canterlot. They probably don't get much work with all the snooty important ponies preferring sunny weather, and with the princess to help... :smalltongue:

The way I see it, there aren't many weather unicorns because weather magic is a fairly specialized branch of magic, so the only unicorns that really get into it are those that have it as their special talent. However, Twilight seems to be familiar with weather magic as well, (and perhaps quite proficient with it) because in Winter Wrap up, notice that the very first group that she tried to help was the pegasus group. (You can't even try to tell me that Twilight only went there because she honestly forgot that she's never had wings in her life :P)


I just think it would be interesting if that dam was a thunderstorm farm. Think about it. They build the dam, creating a nice lake. Then they make sure the lake is always sunny, which will give them a quick and easy way to make nice big thunderclouds. The dam then provides enough charge to quickly power up the clouds before a good storm.

Maybe the pegasi don't even make use of the dam on a regular basis. It would explain why it fell apart so easily, it's really old. Maybe they only keep it around in case of an emergency, such as a missed rainstorm, so they can ramp up production without too much of an increase in the workload and have an appropriate storm ready to go with little notice. Alternatively, maybe it's an abandoned dam. Maybe the pegasi have already found a better way to make thunderclouds without the use of the dam. Maybe they've long since outgrown the need for that type of technology and it's just there now because they can't find a way to demolish it without destroying Ponyville.

I've gotta admit, I do like the idea of a thunderstorm farm. Now I suppose the reason that I had dismissed the hydroelectric part of the dam is that I've always seen the lightning as an intrinsic ability of all the rain clouds, not as something that would need to be added in later.

You do make a great point that the only reason that the dam would be in such bad shape to begin with could only be because of either sabotage or disuse...


Thanks!

Oh, also, by the way, today is my birthday!

Happy Birthday *Sends birthday greeting back in time so that it isn't so atrociously late*


Aforementioned Humorous Wargame Convention Picture:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/TwiPinkieShippiing.jpg

Pinkie, I'm almost entirely positive this is not what they mean by "Twilight and Pinkie Shipping!"

Of course, it is silly! What else could it mean?

*facehoof*

Wait, how in the hay did we get here?!?

Try not to laugh so hard you do yourself a mischief...

Alternatively, do, and then tell the rest of us so we can all have another laugh as well...



(Somewhat hasty this time, as I realised I ought to take a picture before the light failed...)

You call that shipping?! Ha! They're not even on the same ship!

Seriously, though, I love the joke, and the pic.


I suppose I might be worrying too much. But you never know. Much of the very cloppy stuff on dA doesn't actually break the specific rules mentioned in the FAQ, as far as I can judge. And the ones that do might just have escaped notice, is what I figured.

My picture really isn't all that bad, though I kinda wonder what people will make of it. I suppose I might upload it later, after all.

Just lettin' you know, I've found it and saved it. :smallbiggrin:

You know that if you hadn't uploaded it, I'd be begging you for it anyway just because I'm a fan of your artwork. :smallbiggrin:

Though, I could swear that I've seen a pic of Rainbow Dash in that exact same pose before..


I just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive and junk, don't worry! It was just a wee bit of a hellish weekend is all. Maybe we should name the next thread "My Little Pony XXXIV: SiuiS and Jade Reply!" :smallwink:

So, one piece of news.

I made a cake!

It came out like ****! Pinkie would be disappoint in me.

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2617/img20111202205010.jpg

I tried, I really really did!

Happy Belated Birthday PsychoShutin!


Pinkie Pie would be proud of you.


Been way too long since I drew some good ol' Flutterdash!

Warning: Cuteness Overload!
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/339/a/7/flutterdash__best_pet_by_adcoon-d4i8n6x.png

Full size here (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Flutterdash-Best-Pet-272501097)

Fluttershy is the best pet owner!


Awwww yeah.
Ep. 9 Image dump
(Be warned. There are a lot of images. Maybe too many. If I get a complaint, I'll go through and delete some.)
-snip-
What's that? Obsession you say? Surely not!

I love seeing huge image dumps!


Hehe, this reminds me that before I realized you were a GitP poster, I was already a fan of your FlutterDash pictures. Good times :smallbiggrin:

*Raises hand* same here. I know that I had those assertive Fluttershy pics, and the Trixter Luna saved before I realized that you were a poster here.


So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*

Happy birthday! Fire the party cannon!


I have so far, and am now in the process of pulling a Berry Punch, because hells yeah.

Bronies seem to gravitate to Sagittarius. COINCIDENCE? I think not!

I'm a Gemini myself... nothing else important to add here...

-

So anyway, new episode thoughts. I'll keep it short because all the smart ponies have completely dissected it already:

(Unspoilered because Tuesday Spoilered by request.)
First and foremost, the most important question raised by this episode is of course, "Who was that lovely mare who was hanging all over Fancy Pants?" Seriously, we may have finally seen a pony that exceeds Rarity in fabulosity!

Yeah. She misght even give Topaz a run for her money. >////////<

Anyway, it's clear that she'd be the character there that exists as fanservice, if this show were targeted toward a demographic that would even want fanservice to begin with.

Also, Ponies in sweaters is now canon!

Lastly, That song is sooooooooooooo catchy!

♪I'm the type of pony everypony should know~♪

Darn it, not again! Get out of my head!

Kairaven
2011-12-06, 12:30 PM
might want to do a curtisy extension on episode spoilers by a couple days because 1080p version of the episode is not out yet. And I know a FEW ponies that only ever watch 1080p.

That being said, The 1080p version is slow to sppear this week, must be all that college final time.

erikun
2011-12-06, 12:45 PM
Having gone over the last episode several time in my head, I think there's something else I'd like to mention.

S2e9
I think the episode had a bit of a double-moral.

Consider how most shows would handle the situation. Rarity lies, Rarity sneaks off to do something for herself, Rarity gets caught in her lie, everything she tried to do falls apart, Rarity gets shamed for what she's done, Rarity vows to always put her friends first from then on. Thus, the moral is that friends should always come first. Right?

But that's not right. People have things they want to do, and they shouldn't have to throw their hopes and desires under the bus just because they have friends. In fact, it's just the opposite - friends should be the ones who support your hopes and dreams and allow you the chance to achieve them. And becoming noticed by one of the most influential ponies in Canterlot would likely be Rarity's big break, much like Rainbow Dash finally getting a tryout for the Wonderbolts. Asking Rarity to ignore that would be like asking Rainbow to pass on a once-in-a-lifetime chance for her dream on the off chance that her friends might be disappointed.

Yes, Rarity lied, and we see those minor disasters every time she does. Lying about Opal brought everyone to Canterlot, rather than giving her free time. Lying to herself just brought her a pile of misery and kept her from doing the things she wanted to do (like complete Twilight's dress). Heck, lying about Rainbow Dash turned out poorly, as Fancypants was clearly more impressed by the actual pony than the Wonderbolts' trainer.

On the other hand, everyone else were some of the best friends this episode. When Rarity couldn't be back in Ponyville, they moved the party to Canterlot. When Twilight saw the dress, she appreciated the work that Rarity had put into it, rather than being disappointed by what she hadn't done.* And when they realized that Rarity wanted to attend the other party, they were willing to head out and give her the chance to do so. Not exactly in the way she wanted, but that was just another of Rarity's white lies stinging her in the rump.

So not only do we get the message that white lies are a problem and lying to your friends for personal ambitions just causes trouble, we see that real friends are willing to support you and that you should trust your friends enough to be honest with them. And really, that's one of the big reasons I started watching Friendship is Magic in the first place - because the writers take the time to consider what they're saying and consider the consequences of what they are writing, rather than just taking a common adage and sticking it with ponies, regardless of how well it works.


Note:
* Despite the montage and the insta-dress spell, I'm pretty sure the events in the episode took place over several days. That, and putting together a piece of clothing - especially one properly fitted without the wearer being on hand - is likely quite difficult. Rarity probably spend a good amount of time on the completed, if minimal, dress that we saw, as there wasn't any indication that it was only half-stitched or had pieces falling out.

Lix Lorn
2011-12-06, 12:47 PM
So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*
Happy birthday!


I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...
LIES


I know that feel, brony. *manhug*
LIES AND SLANDER

(hugs the important ponies)

Diego Havoc
2011-12-06, 12:48 PM
Really? Because I know someone in real life who looks pretty similar to that ideal, and I kinda like the look. Although my experience with the real person is probably clouding my perception of the image, so who knows.
Ah, sorry, I said that wrong. What I meant was that just doesn't look like Dash. All the other recolours look like they could be the pony it's meant to be, but I just plain can't see Dash in that pic, I just see a Dash coloured Rarity.


Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.
But you ARE cute Celestia! Here's proof:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/6db2bfccb5c270c52d99ff3956d39ddd/94307%20-%20artist%3Akalas17%20artist%3Amisskattoart%20cele stia%20cute%20cutelestia.png


So.

It happens to be my birthday.

Hells yeah.

*returns to lurking*
More birthday? Good job I have these pics bookmarked...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/6d482ded5811c4135de626f7fd404b3b/94652%20-%20artist%3AXxJasperAndAliceXx%20birthday%20cake%2 0pinkie_pie.png



Incidently I am an Aries.

EDIT: So focused on quoting, forgot what I came here for!

Rainbow Dash spotted in the real world! Exclusive footage:
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-ponies-irl-sleeping-dashie.gif

Also, regarding ponies and clothes:
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-nude-ponies.png

Yeah, yeah, I know, but it's funny!

Deadly
2011-12-06, 01:32 PM
Happy birthday, SotS!

And thanks for the responses to my pic(s)!


Just lettin' you know, I've found it and saved it. :smallbiggrin:

You know that if you hadn't uploaded it, I'd be begging you for it anyway just because I'm a fan of your artwork. :smallbiggrin:

Though, I could swear that I've seen a pic of Rainbow Dash in that exact same pose before..

Thanks :smallbiggrin:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if there are several pics of ponies in poses like that, though none come to mind right now.


*Raises hand* same here. I know that I had those assertive Fluttershy pics, and the Trixter Luna saved before I realized that you were a poster here.

I probably didn't really start posting here in ponythread until a little later, and I haven't been terribly active on the rest of these boards for a couple of years I think.

Glad to know people like my art, though :)

Forum Explorer
2011-12-06, 02:09 PM
Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.

Stop making me feel guilty for trolling Celestia! She does that enough on her own.



First, I don't understand the hatred some people have for looking nice. Is it the price tag? There are plenty of ways to get high quality garments for not much money at all, and for the cost of one D&D book, I've been able to purchase a suit, tweed blazer and all. Oh well. I guess that's something else I won't understand.
.

I have an issue for looking nice in that people judge others on if they look nice or not. If you don't look nice either delibratly or not they make certain assumptions about you. You conform to what they want you to look like? You get a baseline of zero. Most people actually don't care what others look like since they are more concerned about what they look like and its rare for those few that do care to be in any way important. But they are annoying with how they pester you for wearing something that you find comfortable instead. Also I hate the hypocritic lectures you get if you dress badly. "Don't judge others by how they look but if you don't look like they do they'll think poorly of you. By the way don't let other people's opinions tell you what to do"



I hope I'm not the only one who has brief relapses in normal sanity and thinks, "Wait, what am I doing, this is ponies! I'm spending a good chunk of my free time and thought on candy-colored, melon-farming PONIES!"

Fortunately, Fluttershy bursts in through the window and mercilessly cuddles until I start thinking properly again the ponysanity kicks right back in.

Honestly I find a constant stream of pony keeps my sanity in check. :smallbiggrin:

the_druid_droid
2011-12-06, 02:10 PM
I hope I'm not the only one who has brief relapses in normal sanity and thinks, "Wait, what am I doing, this is ponies! I'm spending a good chunk of my free time and thought on candy-colored, melon-farming PONIES!"

Fortunately, Fluttershy bursts in through the window and mercilessly cuddles until I start thinking properly again the ponysanity kicks right back in.

Yeah, occasionally this happens, but the mood doesn't last long :smallwink:

Though I did accidentally discover that my friends don't seem to have a very positive response to the whole MLP fandom :/


Theoretically the Mane 6 have helped out Celestia, twice. Once during the Nightmare Moon incident, and once during the Discord incident. She was unable apparently to wield the Elements of Harmony, and they were the only thing that could defeat those particular foes, so without the Mane 6's help, Celestia would have been up the creek without a paddle, so to speak.


I guess I was thinking more in terms of emotional/moral support. In most episodes, she's sort of the authority figure who occasionally comes in to reassure the cast, rather than the other way around, and like SiuiS said, surely 1000 years is a long enough time of seeing good and bad things that she might need some support herself.


So anyway, new episode thoughts. I'll keep it short because all the smart ponies have completely dissected it already:

(Unspoilered because Tuesday Spoilered by request.)
First and foremost, the most important question raised by this episode is of course, "Who was that lovely mare who was hanging all over Fancy Pants?" Seriously, we may have finally seen a pony that exceeds Rarity in fabulosity!

Yeah. She misght even give Topaz a run for her money. >////////<

Anyway, it's clear that she'd be the character there that exists as fanservice, if this show were targeted toward a demographic that would even want fanservice to begin with.

Also, Ponies in sweaters is now canon!

Lastly, That song is sooooooooooooo catchy!

♪I'm the type of pony everypony should know~♪

Darn it, not again! Get out of my head!

Temporarily Spoilered till 1080p is more available:
The song is catchy...I find the line "I'm the creme de la creme, not just another Jane Doe" sticks with me the most actually.


Having gone over the last episode several time in my head, I think there's something else I'd like to mention.

S2e9
I think the episode had a bit of a double-moral.

Consider how most shows would handle the situation. Rarity lies, Rarity sneaks off to do something for herself, Rarity gets caught in her lie, everything she tried to do falls apart, Rarity gets shamed for what she's done, Rarity vows to always put her friends first from then on. Thus, the moral is that friends should always come first. Right?

But that's not right. People have things they want to do, and they shouldn't have to throw their hopes and desires under the bus just because they have friends. In fact, it's just the opposite - friends should be the ones who support your hopes and dreams and allow you the chance to achieve them. And becoming noticed by one of the most influential ponies in Canterlot would likely be Rarity's big break, much like Rainbow Dash finally getting a tryout for the Wonderbolts. Asking Rarity to ignore that would be like asking Rainbow to pass on a once-in-a-lifetime chance for her dream on the off chance that her friends might be disappointed.

Yes, Rarity lied, and we see those minor disasters every time she does. Lying about Opal brought everyone to Canterlot, rather than giving her free time. Lying to herself just brought her a pile of misery and kept her from doing the things she wanted to do (like complete Twilight's dress). Heck, lying about Rainbow Dash turned out poorly, as Fancypants was clearly more impressed by the actual pony than the Wonderbolts' trainer.

On the other hand, everyone else were some of the best friends this episode. When Rarity couldn't be back in Ponyville, they moved the party to Canterlot. When Twilight saw the dress, she appreciated the work that Rarity had put into it, rather than being disappointed by what she hadn't done.* And when they realized that Rarity wanted to attend the other party, they were willing to head out and give her the chance to do so. Not exactly in the way she wanted, but that was just another of Rarity's white lies stinging her in the rump.

So not only do we get the message that white lies are a problem and lying to your friends for personal ambitions just causes trouble, we see that real friends are willing to support you and that you should trust your friends enough to be honest with them. And really, that's one of the big reasons I started watching Friendship is Magic in the first place - because the writers take the time to consider what they're saying and consider the consequences of what they are writing, rather than just taking a common adage and sticking it with ponies, regardless of how well it works.


Note:
* Despite the montage and the insta-dress spell, I'm pretty sure the events in the episode took place over several days. That, and putting together a piece of clothing - especially one properly fitted without the wearer being on hand - is likely quite difficult. Rarity probably spend a good amount of time on the completed, if minimal, dress that we saw, as there wasn't any indication that it was only half-stitched or had pieces falling out.

This. This exactly!

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 02:36 PM
I, personally, disagree. I believe that there are standards of beauty, things that everyone finds aesthetically appealing. I also believe that there are things people universally find ugly or unappealing.

That being said, yes, a lot of fashion can get pretty weird. And stupid. And most people would agree with that!

Yeah it may be stupid and arbitrary but the majority of us are influenced by appearances. At what level we stop caring may be different and a high number of young people seem to hold that for anything less then a wedding casual wear is fine, but even casual wear has certain items of grooming. Right down to personal hygiene that doesn't actually matter much in terms of health. All to look/smell good.


The thing about standards of beauty is that they change. What is found "beautiful" by one society is not the same as what is found "beautiful" by another. For one example, it wasn't all that long ago that obesity was considered attractive in males because it emphasized that they were well-fed, and thus well-off. Females with exceptionally wide hips have also been considered beautiful by many cultures for a very long time because it suggested that they would have an easier time during childbirth.

In addition, standards of beauty vary between individuals, as Zevox said. What I find attractive in a woman is not necessarily what another straight male would find attractive in a woman. Add in the infinite variations inherent in the concept of clothing and you're left with an even more confusing tangle of overlapping opinion. It's possible that fashion nuts go along with the "expert" opinions just for a comforting simplification of a horrifically complicated subject.

They've found that while exact standards may vary there are still certain constants. In particular there is a certain waist to hip ratio held to across time and culture for women. You could also see things that go under the label of "taking care of yourself" as I doubt you could find a single culture were acne and skin lesions are considered attractive. (Please don't prove this wrong *squick*)

And while standards change that they exist is the best evidence that they matter. You don't see even 1% of men rocking tights and a codpiece outside of theatrical productions do you? They may not wear the same types or styles but everyone that wants to be taken seriously wears trousers and a shirt for men with skirts/dresses/slacks for women. Exceptions to this tend to be pretty specific in anyplace remotely westernized, like kimonos in Japan.

Wearing clothes at all is an example of fashion even. There's little reason given a broad range of temperatures one shouldn't be able to get buy with, shoes only and a bag to carry things. But try hitting up your local convenience store nude and you not only are regarded as a freak, but have it crammed down your throat in the form of an arrest for indecency. Heck this is even in places that if you cornered people on it would probably admit there is nothing immoral about nudity. They'd never consider going around that way


I hope I'm not the only one who has brief relapses in normal sanity and thinks, "Wait, what am I doing, this is ponies! I'm spending a good chunk of my free time and thought on candy-colored, melon-farming PONIES!"

Fortunately, Fluttershy bursts in through the window and mercilessly cuddles until I start thinking properly again the ponysanity kicks right back in.

Here's one that will cook your brain: How did you live before there were ponies?


Someone will correct me on this if I'm wrong, but I think that Episode 4 with Twilight's magic beating out heavy industrial machinery actually was the spawning point for most of the iron hoof theories.

I'm curious about this because I'm not aware there was industrial machinery for picking apples (or tree base fruit) or much other then grains



But you ARE cute Celestia! Here's proof:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/6db2bfccb5c270c52d99ff3956d39ddd/94307%20-%20artist%3Akalas17%20artist%3Amisskattoart%20cele stia%20cute%20cutelestia.png


Saved, and I think my pancreas has completed its world conquest of all the other organs to fuel its need to handle my immense HNNNGH reactions.

BlasTech
2011-12-06, 02:49 PM
Yes, exactly this! Except one thing, while they definitely don't have TV or internet, I think it's fair to say that they do have some form of handwavy media, like how fast word spread about Fluttershy's modeling career. Somehow those pictures of her were getting out, and those press ponies were taking pictures for someone, I figure. Maybe magazines are the primary medium in equestria?


Not intentionally, haha! That's pretty funny. I was going more along the lines of Platonic ideals and forms, but mostly I just like using Capital letters whenever I can.

Also, gobble gobble.


I know that feel, brony. *manhug*


I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...

Gah, this is what I get for only skimming ponythread and then going to sleep after my posts. *Hugs both ponies, and Vent and Dexam, and anypony else who's around*


Warning: the following pic my induce bawling, manly tears, and an irresistible desire to hug a pony.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e3b1af1403352ad7202fb9623718c53e/94334%20-%20celestia%20crying%20meta%20rain%20sad.png

Poor Celestia I love you, I only accuse you of trolling stuck up twits.

*And celestia*

Also, um. Did anypony like my song? =3


Having gone over the last episode several time in my head, I think there's something else I'd like to mention.

S2e9
I think the episode had a bit of a double-moral.

Consider how most shows would handle the situation. Rarity lies, Rarity sneaks off to do something for herself, Rarity gets caught in her lie, everything she tried to do falls apart, Rarity gets shamed for what she's done, Rarity vows to always put her friends first from then on. Thus, the moral is that friends should always come first. Right?

But that's not right. People have things they want to do, and they shouldn't have to throw their hopes and desires under the bus just because they have friends. In fact, it's just the opposite - friends should be the ones who support your hopes and dreams and allow you the chance to achieve them. And becoming noticed by one of the most influential ponies in Canterlot would likely be Rarity's big break, much like Rainbow Dash finally getting a tryout for the Wonderbolts. Asking Rarity to ignore that would be like asking Rainbow to pass on a once-in-a-lifetime chance for her dream on the off chance that her friends might be disappointed.

Yes, Rarity lied, and we see those minor disasters every time she does. Lying about Opal brought everyone to Canterlot, rather than giving her free time. Lying to herself just brought her a pile of misery and kept her from doing the things she wanted to do (like complete Twilight's dress). Heck, lying about Rainbow Dash turned out poorly, as Fancypants was clearly more impressed by the actual pony than the Wonderbolts' trainer.

On the other hand, everyone else were some of the best friends this episode. When Rarity couldn't be back in Ponyville, they moved the party to Canterlot. When Twilight saw the dress, she appreciated the work that Rarity had put into it, rather than being disappointed by what she hadn't done.* And when they realized that Rarity wanted to attend the other party, they were willing to head out and give her the chance to do so. Not exactly in the way she wanted, but that was just another of Rarity's white lies stinging her in the rump.

So not only do we get the message that white lies are a problem and lying to your friends for personal ambitions just causes trouble, we see that real friends are willing to support you and that you should trust your friends enough to be honest with them. And really, that's one of the big reasons I started watching Friendship is Magic in the first place - because the writers take the time to consider what they're saying and consider the consequences of what they are writing, rather than just taking a common adage and sticking it with ponies, regardless of how well it works.


Note:
* Despite the montage and the insta-dress spell, I'm pretty sure the events in the episode took place over several days. That, and putting together a piece of clothing - especially one properly fitted without the wearer being on hand - is likely quite difficult. Rarity probably spend a good amount of time on the completed, if minimal, dress that we saw, as there wasn't any indication that it was only half-stitched or had pieces falling out.

I kind of like a third moral that's also there;

You don't need to be caught out for your lies to hurt you.

Forum Explorer
2011-12-06, 03:21 PM
by the way happy birthday Shadow in the Sun

Have a pony to celebrate!
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Pokonic
2011-12-06, 04:01 PM
More ep 9

OK, so the yokel pony that Rarity runs into and is embarrased by in the first few minutes, his name is Hayseed Turniptruck, when we see him he's washing windows (poorly) and he pretty much acts the total, well, Hayseed. This implies that his special talent is being a clueless county bumpkin. He's the other side of the coin from Silver Spoon and other ponies who's talents seem to be "Being a stuck up snob" and nothing else.

How much would that suck? Having a talent that pretty much comes down to "Be someone others can look down on."

I think I'm going to go full Doylist on this one and just say "He was a sight gag and has no larger implications" because if I try to fit him into my headcanon concerning cutie marks I'm going to have a breakdown.

Child, every people, good or bad, must have there outcasts.


Here's one that will cook your brain: How did you live before there were ponies?

...The Homebrew section of the site?

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 04:31 PM
And since its Tuesday time once again to spoil EVERYTHING.

Ahh Sweet and Elite. Our episode begins in Canterlot. What no Ponyville anywhere? I mean yikes a change in location how odd. Its only the second time this has happened. Dang it ponies I want ponies in Ponyville!

But anyways Canterlot... gotta be a Rarity episode. Yep it's a Rarity episode, with Celestia in the cold open for super bonus points. And because Rarity is Twilight's friend and Twilight's got mad connections and monarchical principalities don't have to answer to nopony she gets to stay in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House... err a tower suite in Canterlot castle.

Generous pony Rarity turns on the shipping nitro-boost by kissing generous pony Celetia right on the hoofs. But our lovable, cute, not-tryant just looks embarassed and is saved by the bell...hop.

Come back from commecials and Rarity is in a cocoa cafe with with elegant Opal fanfilly squeeing over everything Canterlot. Surrounded by clothed ponies finally proving AJ wrong.

Her Nice Hat #1 though has caught the attention of the Pompous Pernicious Pony Patrol and Rarity has to make a Bluff check to not act like a country hick decent pony. Oh no she rolled a [natural 1] and like a sadistic Gygaxian DM coincidence conspires to throw a true country hick into the mess. Pompous Pernicous Pony Patrol doesn't like that and attacks Rarity's weakpoint directly for massive style damage.

Defeated but uncowed Rarity will not let such a crime again fabulosity go unpunished and declaring "IT. IS. ON!" proceeds to plan out the most beyond the fabulously impossible dress ever.

While out shopping designer stores Rarity crashes into hello with The Most Interesting Pony in the World (aka Fancypants). He doesn't always crash into other little ponies... but when he does... he invites them to his parties.

Double feature: The-Mare-With-No-Name starts a brony brawl with her incredible naked ponyness.

Returning to her fabulous sweet and fabulous dress Rarity must make a moral choice, go to kicking party or work on the beyond the fabulously impossible dress. But since this is too early in the episode and we've got 22 minutes to fill dammit she choose the party over responsibly working on her friends fabulous dress.

Journeying to the Wonderbolts Kentucky Derby complete with contractually obligated (no really) Nice Hat #2 makes her way to the privy, err I mean private box. Showing up Pompous Pernicious Pony Patrol with her mad connections because they forgot a Nice enough Hat and should be happy merely being let in the stands.

Faced with the Scray Black Unicorn Guard though Rarity is about to have to make a Bluff check. Those haven't gone so well for her but thankfully Great Pony Greg (aka Fancypants) rolled a [natural 20] on his initiative and heads off the fight.

Well this is going well until Rarity commits the unforgivable sin of having own opinion on whether Man O' War can beat Secretariat in the Preakness Stakes. Once again though it is time for saved by the bell... the starting bell that is.

True to form the Wonderbolts Kentucky Derby once again involves hours of upper class twits talking nothing while gambling and the The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports takes but a couple seconds once it gets going. And for the record Secretariat can beat Man O' War and Spitfire and Soarin for that matter (despite some random ponies teleporting into and out of the race) proving Rarity right. Thanks to Rainbow Dash's mad otaku obsession with Wonderbolts Horse Racing.

But lo what's this Rarity expressed an opinion and was right, clearly this can't be possible how could she possibly know such a fact... oh but wait Rarity rolls her bluff check and her [17] is enough to make the upper class twits buy it and promptly join Rarity's innumerable legion of fanponies. I think they should get in line with the rest of us but being to good for that they mob Rarity with invitations to their affairs.

Once again faced with a moral quandry but since this still isn't 10 minutes in we of course she once again chooses to abandon friends for self advancement. But hey not like they're in this episode or nothing.

SONG TIME!!! Rarity gives us a heavy-gothic-death-metal rock-opera about how wonderful we already knew she is joined by: Photo Finish, the works of Salvador Poni and Ponasso, her outfit from Green Isn't Your Color, Hors d'oeuvres,the gala dress Fluttershy and her friends made (fillies can recycle dresses, u jelly girls?), Ponydor Roosevelt Gentlecolt Advenuturer and his Incredible Airship (aka Fancypants and his INCREDIBLE AIRSHIP), her other outfit from Green Isn't Your Color, Bon Bon, Luna, Carrot Top, Warren Buffet, Lady Derpy Hooves, Photo Finish, Henry IX, Louis XIV, Hoity Toity, Madonna, Linkara, Homer Simpson, Photo Finish's staff, Spike, Sapphire Shores, Her imaginary outfit from The Ticket Master, and of course her mortal enemy Duke Blueblood.

All of which leaves her no time at all to create the most beyond the fabulously impossible dress ever. But thankfully she is saved by the bell... hop again and he really doesn't save her, because the Pompous Pernicious Pony Patrol invites Rarity to another event, right on Twilight's birthday. Having become a Fallen Fashionista Rarity realizes this might become evil enough to get her into the Blackfashionista prestige class and goes to the party. And write a letter to her friends rolling a [natural 20] to Bluff them.

And once again like a classic Gygaxian Tomb of Horrors DM, coincidence decides that Rarity's bluff succeeded so well that the rest of the Mane Six will travel to Canterlot instead out of sympathy. SUPRISE!

No wait Suprise isn't in this episode, or any episode she was replaced by Pinkie. Pinkie it here though.

Caught in her terrible terrible web of lies Rarity thinks fast and after subjecting Opal to stock sound effects and some bad Sense Motive checks by her friends she gets away with it, hey Bluff checks are looking up for you Rarity it must have been a class skill afterall.

But since this is Twilights birthday (lots of birthdays around... eerie...) they have to have a party. But where will they get the decorations? Have no fear as one of the chief developers of the Arsenal of Friendship Pinkie Pie is never without her Party Cannon. No pony is safe.

Of course Celestia is more then happy to provide the repair ballroom the Mane Six trashed last time they were here... because six ponies are clearly enough to fill it. No I'm serious.

Oh but look there's that other party Rarity was going to go to. Well because she hasn't had an Atonement spell cast on her yet and there's just enough time in the episode to ratchet up the draaaaaaaama she sneaks over to the other party.

By the way Twilight strikes a blow for fashion lovers over the age of ten everywhere in liking a simple sundress being quite Ahab-esque in her futile crusade against the Great White Whale that is frilly fashions people think suit little fillies everywhere.

Anyways Rarity clones herself to be at both parties at once and makes some successful Bluff checks while she switches her clones illogically back and forth until one is so confuse that she carries a cricket bat (or some other British sports paraphernalia do I look British to you?) into Twilight's party. But her friend having put less point in Sense Motive then Belkar fail their Search checks to find a clue and don't catch on.... but oh the draaaaama have to crash the high society affair.

Because we all know how that worked out before amirite?

Low and behold their adorkable chaos and fabulous dancing moves draw the attention of the Pompous Pernicious Pony Patrol. But finally remembering this show is called Friendship is Magic Rarity stands up for her friend, attacking her society standing for massive damage. Thankfully Rhett Butler (aka Fancypants) steps in and tells us that frankly dears he doesn't give a damn, and because they'd be loathe to have an opinion of their own the Pompous Pernicious Pony Patrol goes along with it. So once again the day is saved thanks to... The Most Interesting Pony in the World, Great Pony Greg, Ponydor Roosevelt Gentlecolt Advenuturer, Rhett Butler, and of course Fancypants.

To wrap up Rarity write Princess Celestia, but possibly being in on the whole deal with Fancypants Princess Celestia visits Rarity and gets the message directly instead..... whew what an episode.

Warning: The preceding summary may contain errors, falsehoods, criminal glossing over of events, an absurb amount of D&D jokes, and may not contain humor as a great episode is more challenging to comically summarize.

Eakin
2011-12-06, 04:42 PM
Here's one that will cook your brain: How did you live before there were ponies?


*Casts mind back to the depths of the past, specifically 6 months ago*

Lets see, I remember there was a lot more World of Warcraft, and a lot less random cheerfulness and smiling

Right before I got into the show I had actually gotten laid off from my job at a mortgage company. There was a really really bad period between that and ponies. Lots of moping and drinking. I was aware of the show before that but hadn't seen any episodes. Ponies turned out to be the perfect rainbow-and-candy-infused slap in the face I needed. Burned through the whole show in three days and now I'm hooked.

So yeah, I was in the early stages of what might have eventually turned into a depressive spiral into alcoholism until I found MLP. It was this or find religion, and I'd say I made the right choice :smallcool:

Ponies 1, Alcoholism 0!

SiuiS
2011-12-06, 04:43 PM
I, personally, disagree. I believe that there are standards of beauty, things that everyone finds aesthetically appealing. I also believe that there are things people universally find ugly or unappealing.

This has been proven true. Certain areas of the brain are activated across the board for almost all people; certain standards of beauty are evolutionary, and based on proportion. Facial features which follow the... Golden mean/golden rectangle Thingy tend to be more generically attractive than features which aren't along the same proportions. People can purposefully look for features which defy this standard, though.

Fashion of course has nothing to do with this, unless you're using the lines and colors of the clothing to guide the eye to features you want prominent or enhanced.



I'm, uh, also still alive. Not that I'm really important to ponythread, or, uh, noticeable. Or gone for very long, I guess. I suppose I should do something to be remembered...

You're the diamond dog, dawg. It's all good!


The thing about standards of beauty is that they change. What is found "beautiful" by one society is not the same as what is found "beautiful" by another. For one example, it wasn't all that long ago that obesity was considered attractive in males because it emphasized that they were well-fed, and thus well-off. Females with exceptionally wide hips have also been considered beautiful by many cultures for a very long time because it suggested that they would have an easier time during childbirth.

As above. Generic physical beauty is standard. Other things, such as obesity, thinness, or even the old... Mayan? Aztec? Someodd. The habit of dying the teeth red or black on wedding nights, tend to be mental stimulation, not physical. Where certain things considered beautiful stimulate the body on an impulse level, such things as the obesity being attractive bit are more cerebral, and involve the person having to develop associations between the trait and something else they find desirable.

This is all lay-level understanding though, and I would love any relevant counterpoints you may have, as well as a way to tie it to ponies :smallsmile:


Theoretically the Mane 6 have helped out Celestia, twice. Once during the Nightmare Moon incident, and once during the Discord incident. She was unable apparently to wield the Elements of Harmony, and they were the only thing that could defeat those particular foes, so without the Mane 6's help, Celestia would have been up the creek without a paddle, so to speak.

But Celestia herself?

Discord and Nightmare Moon... Don't count. They can't. As Thanqol has been quoted as saying, "save the world" isn't a dilemma. It has an obvious answer; you save the world.

Put yourself out that much, go on an epic quest to... Comfort a bereaved mother? That's different.

But help Celestia deal with her baggage of having to be the God-Empress first and just another pony like, fourth (behind princess, sun-raiser, and progenitor) while dealing with the cognitive dissonance of Celestia not being infallible, not being what you need her to be? What's more important, her well being, coddling a god? Or the good o the nation and she can just suck it up?


Finally! Made it through all the posts, and just in time to be missed because of the impending SiuiS Megapost!


Like Hel!

HEY EVERYPONY AFORE YA GO THROUGH MY POST GIVE VENT HERE THE GOOD OL ONCE OVER PLEASE!
there we are! Us quoteponies have to stick together :3 !

-


Discord is Lucifer from The Rolling Stones's "Sympathy For The Devil" for me.

... Well he is now yes. Totally fits actually.


I've heard this before but not linked back to the source of the comment so I can't speak for it applying to everyone involved. We know at least some of the staff are active-ish in the community. And "rules" are not always followed, even actual rules or we wouldn't have say the leaked song.*

Mind you I will still probably wage still wage an edit war to keep Fandom Nod or Sure Why Not off the Trope recap page unless there is some very very clear evidence.

In hindsight; was the evidence clear enough? I know there are only so many ways to depict a falcon, but it even looked like the Baron.



That just what They want you to think. Viva la Revolution!

Nah. I tried the whole Moon War thing already. I figure, if my General can make amends by now, so can I.



When the creator herself has been known to visit 4chan all things are possible.

good point.


I'm always one to favor less spoilers, but aside from getting off on that rant I will simply add that if someone has to know a spoiler to recognize something... that something is not itself a spoiler no matter how obvious its seems once one knows the spoiler.

Pretty much. Except there are some clever ponies here; I've seen a couple folks guess entire plot twists based on "I thought RD was cool in this episode." it's uncanny.

But aye, I endorse the general idea here.



Well the metaphyiscal nature bit on the Alicorns has some support I think as shown Luna Eclipsed with the shapeshifting and power spillover's on Luna's part. Barring further data I don't think we can truly make a call on what how divine the Princesses are and therefore what exactly the Luna/NMM relationship was. (Or is...)

Divinity comes in many flavors, though. I think the closest non-enochian concept some folks have would be the greek and roman mythos, and that a lot of stuff is influenced thereby.

Personally, I don't think Luna raises the moon; I think she is the concept of night time given flesh; hence the spookiness that she wears like a mantle. It's only in trying to equinify themselves (humanize but pony) that the sisters experience dissonance.


However I have a pet peeve about all forms of "belief makes it real" magic. I'm rather like Twilight in that magic should be determinable and verifiable, at least on the whole. While a certain level of psycho-somatic backing I can buy (you can't use a spell you don't believe in etc) I have an auto-matic distaste for other things need to use emotions and/or belief as a power source. Because that is a fundamentally vampiric/parasitic relationship, which lessens the spiritual entity using it but has somehow in recent years become some faux-deep way to give "godly" things an illusion meaning while actually robbing them of it.

Okay that not exactly where you were going I know. However for Twilight's belief to make it possible means that an utter lack of belief would be having an effect too. Ergo belief alters reality, the thing I ... not to personal to you SiuS... find I rage over a little more each time I encounter it.

tl:dr-NMM got out on her own or because of the nature of her imprisonment.

(I could probably rant for days on how co-mingling magic and faith weakens the value of both, and misunderstands faith in particular)

You and I could have a very long conversation that ended with me laughing and being punched in the face then :smallwink:

You fundamentally misunderstand, though. Why would faith/belief having an effect in this instance justify belief and faith having an effect on everything? That's a gross extrapolation.

Further, my point was that, like a true evil villain, NMM planned for her return.

We know she is immortal. We know she is powerful. We know she was cast far into the veil, but not so far her power was utterly nullified, just diluted. We know she spent a millennium this way.

Nightmare Moon spent that millennium concocting her escape. belief, study, etc. Could be disparate parts of equestrian science, bent to her whim. Suppose she finds that wishing on a star makes that star brighter. She also finds that the dimensional bonds on her personage are affected by certain gravity wells. She finds that ponies are more likely to focus on constellations. She finds that ponies focus on mystery and horror as genres. She finds that ponies are superstitious.

She then spends the next thousand years slowly whispering into the minds of slumbering ponies, the weak willed, the too-open-minded. She concocts a hokey religion to spread her words, to sow a prophecy. A prophecy that, by existing, fulfills the trigger to bring itself about. As ponies learn of the prophecy, and worry, and look to the stars, scout the constellation, chart the stars and their cycles.

I'm pulling all this out of my flank, but it illustrates my point; a being of that magnitude of power - stronger than Princess Celestia, who needed ponykind's greatest relics to banish her - spends a thousand years... Crying on a milky white rock? No. She scours an impersonal plane. Dissembodied, looking for stray strands in the fabric to pluck so over the years, the weave has whole big enough to flit in through. She pulls latent magic together, weaves the cool blanket of the night around the cold stone bones of the dark places of the earth, and walks as a pony once more.

It's like you guys have never been an evil wizard cast beyond the edges of reality as the only punishment fitting for your crimes.

(for the record, I think the Gods Need Faith As Food thing is a huge crock.)


Adventures in driving huzzah!
Umm speaking as a fellow left eye person this strikes me as a bit odd. I mean my left eye in addition to straight ahead has to watch the other lanes or oncoming traffic in addition to the rear-view mirror and the blind spot. Given driving on the right side I'd have thought it would do more of the work.*

If it makes you feel better try to laugh at my terror when learning to drive. On my last driving instruction session we were coming back and on the highway, when suddenly the car dies. RPMs go to zero, speed starts dropping, we're in the middle lane, and traffic is icky. I did manage to pull over before we lost all momentum though. So if the car isn't rebelling against you're presence you probably aren't doing too bad.



Mm. Well, teething that got me was that I didn't need to worry about the left divider, just make sure not to cross it - oncoming traffic would do likewise. So all I had to worry about were the lanes next to me, which were harder to see.

I've mostly overcome this little handicap though. I am now able to makethe vehicle mostly behave. My problems are speed, and.... That's actually it I think. Oh, and turning. Well, turning speed. The pedal is weird; 19ē angle is 20 MPH, 20ē angle is 38 MPH. I can't seem to find a nice, even nonthreatening velocity. Or keep a constant speed while turning, but that's because turning requires me to either move my leg entirely or get it wedged on the wheel and not actually turn proper.

I need shorter legs.



The song remix of the Double Rainbow video is something I cannot separate in my mind from Dashie personally.

Double Rainbow Dash? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1GRj6CNSGg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
) Aye, my very favorite PMV.


HEY. What'd I tell you about usin' that kinda language around here? (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/435)

Vorpalbob continues to earn points.


I wonder how many people have gotten tattoos of Cutie Marks...

Gimme time, man! Those things are [I]expensive. And I need to plan out the healing period so I don't need to do a lot of sitting >>;



Vorpal still remains best pony, and possibly a sub-channel of Pinkie Pie's energy.

Eyup.


:smallmad:
The one and only time I was comfortable enough with cycling to do that, I fractured my elbow.

Ouch :smallfrown:

That's understandable. And I didn't mean to press a sore spot, so sorry for that, Lixie.



I don't cycle anymore.

I dunno that that's good though. I guess it depends on your living conditions; I used to have a dead street that went in a circle, and biked all the time, up to twelve hours a day. Now I live near traffic, and don't bike very often at all.
I think I'm going to start saying 'cycling' too. Biking makes folks think weird things. "oh, you have a motorcycle?" no, I do not. Thanks for rubbing it in.


Voltaire, when you're evil.

[I]It's so easy when you're evil
This is the life, you see, the devil
tips his hat to me

Oh, come on!
That was in my head for a week the first time I read it, then I forgot about it. And now?

It's back.
It totally fits though. Especially the end, where he's all "whelp, I've had my fun" and instead of turning out to be a nice guy like you'd expect, he makes everything worse.

I'm lying through my teeth! Your tears are all the company I need.


But yeah. If you can*
I wish they did. As it stands I just pound shots of espresso faster than an alcoholic can pound shots of Rum. :smallbiggrin:

Hm... Espresso... Pony... Rum.
There is some method, somewhere, to make these combine in the most beautiful way. And I will find it.



SO glad this isn't what I braced myself for.


Aye. It's nice to see a pony tumblr that is all sex or violence.
It says something, I think, that cute pony stuff is harder to find sometimes than non-cute.

Not saying the noncute doesn't have it's place though. Faaar from it.



Yay! More new friends!"


I know! I can't wait to see if this bloke(?) continues to participate throughout the thread :smallsmile:



Yes, yes it does. Everypony come baaaaack! :smallfrown:


MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
you say that now, yes, but will you feel that way when this quote descends and you're swimming in alphabet soup?



Dude, it took me one night. One oh so glorious night of Pony. Right into surprise work at 8 AM the next day.


Ooh. We'll see if I have the Con score to do this next week. Or wait, I'm trying to go from nocturnal to diurnal. Maybe I should do it during the morning? Sounds like a better plan. Anypony know how to make a DVR play backwards? My saved list is in the reverse order.



I really don't find these cute to be perfectly honest. I can't tell you why, I just never have. *Shrug*


The blobs? They're as cute as anything else. Trouble is, they try to go for the visual cuteness, when what really works is an implication that warms the heart. Derpy and Dinky is cute because it usually shows affection and family happiness. A bwob is a circle. With a face.

Sometimes they pull it off; they give you this feeling of the tiny blob trying really hard, as if saying "I am a big pony!" Which is hard wired to make Americans d'aww. Not sure if it works for other folks though, as I'm not sure how popular The Little Engine That Could is outside of my immediate living space.



Sure, we'll definitely help! I mean, post it here, we'll encourage you to write more and give you friendly critiques!


See? What did I tell ya? (ignore that you've probably posted said fix by now - sequence and order! Time and stress!)

I must not make Chaos and Amber in World of Darkness. I must not. If I stat Brand, I'll want to play Brand. This is not a thin that should happen.

... Nine ponies in amber? SHUT UP BRAIN!



I miss Bobcat too... :smallfrown:


I think the majority of us do, and the rest just didn't. Really get to know him. His standards and wit were a driving factor for a while.

I don't think he signs on the the boards anymore, or his dA account. I suppose we'll have to email him.


http://mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/131217597312.jpg


This isn't a stab at anyone like this, but I actually think it's funny that people don't think these are cute. Like, these pretty much are the definition of cute to me, to see someone look at them and Nah it it like calling the sky orange. You so silly :smalltongue:

Oh Ido, the sky is only orange when you spend fifteen minutes in one of those big yellow plastic tube slides. Everypony knows that.

Ok, I concede. I'm a Pinkie Pie...

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/8289384f.jpg

Stupid Internet. Making assertions and backing them up with facts...



Oh no no no no, Dave is clearly Rainbow dash. It's the only way.
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee298/DawnandPachirisu/Rainbow_Dash-GlassesII.png

I'm pretty sure Jade's name isn't Dave though, so that can't be right.

Oblivioustotopic.GIF



Hmmm....... *scratches chin thoughtfully* I did want to practice my pony drawing.......

Good!

Im finding it hard to draw still scenes from my head. I think I'm going to start illustrating fan fiction. That seems so much easier since the author already did all the hard mental footwork.*



Driving:
It just takes practice. I didn't particularly enjoy needing to learn how to drive either, I'd much rather we had a reliable, efficient mass transit system in every city in the US, but we don't. :smallfrown: In the end though, you get the freedom to go where you want when you want, with the downside of vehicle maintenace costs and ever-increasing gas prices.

Aye. Driving is becoming a thing I can do, but don't want to do. It's like a chore. Which is dumb, but I guess I've got a dash of Rainbow to me - only do the fun or the necessary. I need to up my Apple Factor by at least a full magnitude. I'm soooooo laaaaazy.

I've also been catch 22'd!
My legs are so long I have to can't my knee funny to hit the brake. As a result, my hip is torqued and is putting up a fuss - but now that I am good enough at driving to use both feet for the pedals, I'm already conditioned not too. So I think I'm gonna have to sit somewhat left of the steering wheel in order to be able to walk after driving ><

Not sure how I feel about wanting better public transit though. Community services tend to defer the sense of responsibility. If there's anything I've learned from communes, it's that everypony needs to be responsible for their actions or they slack. Public transit doesn't work locally because drivers feel any mistakes are the fault of dispatch; dispatch blames drivers, and the city blames a lack of available tax funds. The buck gets passed, and that sucks! Because really, the buck jus wants a home. Somewhere to keep warm, maybe have a friend to snuggle up to when he's sleepy. But of course everypony is afraid because bucks have antlers.

Poor buck :smallfrown:


Why do I have no time!? Confounded work and taking up 8 good hours I could devote to other, more important tasks like... Sleeping... or writing... or watching ponies, or finishing my races based on ponies, or sleeping while dreaming of myself writing fanfic about ponies?

Races based on ponies? Which system? What balance points? What level of fidelity to ponies versus the core races?

Share! Game stuff is awesome. Ponies are awesome. Pony game stuff is awesome^3, because squares are soooo lame!

Oh goodness that headvoice.

Thanqol I need your help. Starry has individuated from the whole and is growing into her own pony. And she is a horrible decision maker. And now Thistle is talking to me again.



So, I want to design races based upon the Ponies to be used in the Pathfinder game system, with the primary intention of running games at conventions (BroNYcon... Hint, Hint), and seeing as this has some roleplaying fans on the site, I could throw them up here for your review/help/ideas for them. I really want to get them done early tomorrow, since one of my friends is going to let me play test the unicorn race.

Ahahahaha, reading comp fail. Sorry XD
Aw and there was a time limit. I am a horrible pony.

Well, the first thing you need to do is figure out what counts towards balance. A level one Pegasus can fly. That's game breaking when the system is designed around hominids. Unicorns are hyperfocused, magically, and either utterly useless or superb, like an old-school wizard. One spell, choose wisely!

Earth ponies seem to get short-shafted. Until you realize our only consistent canonical examples are world-class Olympians and dimension-spanning horrors Snugglebugs :3


And now for cheap humor, as well as an insight into the one who calls himself the Yellow Mage. Is it sad that when I discovered a Pony theme drinking card game, my first thought was the Twilight meme saying, "Confounded Ponies drive me to drink" then actually getting nervous about seriously thinking about playing this game, even though I don't drink?

That depends. The short answer is something akin to "lol". The long answer is more a delve into ethics, and involves a lot of factors. You will find that, for whatever reason, we get down to SRS BSNS when psychology and philosophy come up. It's fascinating.


I hate when my shadow moves independently of me... :smalleek:*

While walking home Wednesday night, I wasn't really paying attention to it or anything, so when the beams of a passing car's headlights made my shadow seem to run up to me, I kinda freaked out for a second or two. :smallsigh:

I feel like a certain somepony now... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlkJTYIjqcQ)

Hee. Aye, that's ne'er fun. I once punched a telephone pole because I was certain I was being followed for about a mile.

For those o you at home wondering; the telephone pole won that engagement. I apologized, and we had a nice chat. I lost that round too, seeing as I had to have sense talked into me by an inanimate object.

That happens with alarming frequency.


A re-post for you, from page 38 of thread one. (With a blank filled in)

Seriously. That got stuck in my head for a while. :smallannoyed:

Quick update: I'm not going to be as scarce as I'd expected, but any time I'm in chat, there's a very high chance that I'll have to disappear with no warning. I might not even have time to throw out a "Hold on, I need to take care of something," but I will try to do so. There's no way I'm going to even try to catch the episode when it airs...

Yay! More Gadora.


I do believe you had a wee bit less pony to go through, no?:smalltongue:

Ooh, he's got you there, mate.



Hey, a thread or three ago, I remember someone was posting a fic that involved Pinklestia and Blueblood. I seem to have lost track of it, and never did see how it finished. Anypony have a link? EDIT: I'm not going to have time to read it just now, but I remember it being a fun read, and would like it to be handy for when I do have time.

That was Thanqol. And I too would like a progress report on that. All I remember is Dash assaulting ponies in their bath tubs and leaving without so much as a how do you do. It was hilarious.


xD
The only thing I know about the list is that (only using this thread), SiuiS and Braz and Mids are top.

:smallredface:


I know you posted this... yesterday? you know I think I only now got a mental understanding about how fast this thread really is right now, but anyway:

Aye, the speed is... Something. Thread time is discongruous(?). There have been numerous instances of "I asked you a question a week ago!" *checks* "actually, it has been about 37 hours since you posted that."

"... Oh."


I guess I just mentally didn't connect booking it with putting on your gloves, that or I am just bad at biking fastly or with estimating how fast something is, or both.
It is interesting how much one can control the direction of a bike with just ones weight and balance, but it is a good idea to keep one hand near the brake- you know in case somepony runs out in front of you.

Aye, it's difficult to measure. Doing the math, my average speed is just below 10 MPH. Braz is just above 10, too, and the difference is just enough to leave me uncomfortably winded on rides longer than twenty minutes. I can go fast, and stop just as fast, no hands. I tend not to though, it's just not an everyday thing.

I also bike with my thighs more than glutes, which is a limiting factor.

I disagree about always having one hand near the wreak though. When you have bob hands on the handles, you have a tripod between your arms and your torso, Which allows you to shift your weight (and thus turn) with your shoulders and head.

Using no hands shifts the weight balance, so your body is supported entirely by the torso, engaging different muscles and changing the dynamic. You then steer with your hips, which requires different coordination unless you stop pedaling while doing it. This does not preclude the necessary half-second needed to grab the handlebars and manually steer out of the way while braking.

However, using one hand throws off the dynamic entirely. You end up either with an unbalanced tripod because you're riding like with two hands, but Hal the control and stabilization; or you are ridge like with no hands, except you have a stick which either hangs limply and interferes with the front wheel, or it's rigid and transfers every jostle of the front up the arm into he torso, affecting your stability twice (Once at the wheel, once at your balance). Given that bikes are designed that you generally have to lean forward to grab the handle anyway, you're already off balance, and I have found from experience that it takes longer to recover from the shock of a pothole with one hand (because you have to rebalance, center, then grab the brake and often need the other arm while grabbing said brake for stabilization) than with two hands or None; it simply adds more steps to the process, and eve. Though each is fractional time-wise, we are talking about an emergency situation. And if you have only a half second to react, you've already failed the test anyway, and need as much time as possible for damage control.


New episode thoughts as I got them

Dream or magic strangeness? Probably dream.
Dream!

SONG! Ė seems kinda musical style what with singing the plot story - I really like it.

I guess the turtle may win, given how much it repeats, I think it may be only one which keeps on trying but I would have to watch again to be sure.
Drill seargant Dash.
Yeah the turtle *tortoise will totally win.

All obey the hypno Butterfly

Those pets are talented.

DUN DUN DUN!

Flight of the Valkyries, and dash plays it herself to herself Ė nice!

Man those animals really want to be Rainbows pets
And then they left her, so perhaps they just want to win.

No need to panic Rainbow, your friends would notice you are missing and then come get you.*

See I said they would notice.

Yes Fluttershy, you should sing about it again.
Poor sad Falcon. Is a good loser, I can respect that.
Ignore my earlier thought about them just wanting to win.

I think the contraption is funny, wonder how he(she?) *controls it.


Wow, I didn't realize I was that far behind...

I enjoyed the episode. I am also seemingly alone in enjoying the expressions. I don't get people who say "uncanny valley". Uncanny valley is utter revulsion; where you throw away your monitor in fear and disgust, not just "those were weird".

This is uncanny valley for me.


http://www.hmrprint.com/helensphotos/images/INSECTS/BEETLES/JerusalemCRICKET1.jpg


*Haha! Managed not to throw my phone this time.
I'm just gonna go cry in the corner for a while until the evil thing goes away, 'kay?

*hides*


You lost faith in the season? How???

I'll admit, I wasn't really blown away by it either... and this is a great episode....

Interesting.
It's understandable in the end. This season feels a lot different compared to season one. The writers and actors are more comfortable and are doing more. It's possible that, even though these things have been planned all along, they aren't what the fans want.

I am lucky in that "good/bad episode" and "liked/disliked the episode" are different for me. I could easily see them coloring each other for most folks though.


As for what they would need tanks for:

Everything in the everfree. Everything.

That, and they are obviusly at war with Care-a-Lot. That, and Camelshan.

An additional plug. I suppose I will make these every four-five months until I actually do it.

I was building a semidystopian campaign wherein the G1/G2 ponies were peaceful monks, on the run from the persecuting and conquering army of the carebears, who operated roman-style. Snuffs served as the savage keltoi, with their fierce shamanic magics and alien ways, and all the while the last bastion of civilization - the empire of the candylands - slowly rotted from within, and the nobles feuded and formed sides, between Lord Licorice and Queen Frostine.

It never got off the ground, and I can't do it with FiM ponies, since they have enough character that I would be destroying their core concepts to make them fit. Still, that would be the best one-shot.
"you are Lucky Wishes, last remaining Comandant of the warrior monks, shepherding the other ponies to a safehouse in Caer Torlodh. You are pursued by Jovium, one eyed carebear sergeant and his crack team of rangers and sappers. You have to cross eighty miles of Strumphwood. You have no food. And you have three days. May Luna have mercy on you, for the Strumph will not."


What a terrible pun.

Terrible puns are the best puns!


Why would you make a tank without the capability to brush aside a measly twenty-foot thick trunk? :smalltongue:

I know, right? Some folks, they skimp on the basics. "who needs a roll cage to survive a two-megaton impact when I can have spinner-rims to impress the fillies?"

Kids these days, I tells ya.


The premise I was going on with lightning there was that, since they control the weather, they decide how frequently their enemies get thunder storms. *Likewise, they could cause famine with a lack of rain or blanket someone's country with ten feet of snow.

I don't think so. Not as such, at least.
See, weather tends to happen in the rest of the world anyway. Pegasi can play with it, but they can't stop it.

It's a matter of logistics, like anything else. You have to find a suitable amount of weapons-grade thunderhead. You have to haul it, while keeping the formation intact. You need to be able to keep ambient effects from destroying it - blowing into a low pressure system on accident would ruin a thunderstorm, set it off early. So you need spotters. Whig means delays, scouts, conferring with commanders.

You also couldn't just lash a couple hundred Pegasi to hurricane Kanterina and rush it to the front lines! The bigger the system, the more it requires. A small cloud is a plaything. A large cloud is an obstacle. A cloudbank is a monster. While each Pegasus could have their own small thundercloud (requiring specialized manufacture; thunder doesn't last forever and you risk it running out of static charge or having the ordinance catch on nearby weathervanes) and it's even a good idea, because they are platforms. Portable bunks which serve as pony-style machine emplacements, and easy, comfy bivouac spots safe from most elements.

But in order to deal with clouds on a large (siege) basis, you need dedicated personnel. The clouds in Winter Wrap Up were handled by an entire professional weather team in tight formation, and almost blind to anything else - you think they had an easier time seein out than we did seeing in? They were silhouettes. Combatively, that's a kamikaze run at best, and a blind run into a killbox at worst. Hurricane Formation Six works best for hurricanes, and they've got at least dive other formations for more specific tasks.

Finally, the enemy isn't stupid. Against land-bound personnel you can't heave a storefront up and expect them to sit their. The ponies doing the pulling and steering have to deal wiu an unruly weather system, team coordination, handling the ordinance carefully, and now enemy fire and attempts at sabotage? Abandoning posts for safety leaves a highly volatile artillery set above your own troops, at best. We aren't even counting the whole 'abandoned your post' bit!

And against aerial opponents, well, you're bringing terrain, true. Terrain advantages are useful, but for the most part ponies are outclassed in the air. Griffons, dragons... Both have the necessary horsepower (heh...) to just muscle through rough winds and binding clouds. You cannot slow them down thereby, because they don't use their full power anyway. Too much is lost to inefficiency at the top end, where burning another hundred calories nets you no noticeable speed or maneuverability boost... But those extra percent of maximum expenditure can be used to fight resistance on the low end, negating wind resistance and drag. This leaves ponies with being able to force enemy opponents to expend their fuel reserves faster, tire the foe out. With a dragon, this isn't happening. Griffons maybe, seeing as ponies have phenomenal endurance, but we can only assume from the existence of griffons, that they are too difficult to immediately exterminate. Meaning that griffons must be comparable to ponies in physical attributes (:smalleek:!!!).

In the end, Pegasus weather control is just like any other technology. It's not a superweapon, and can be made to work against the ponies as well as for them. It's why a military needs so many specialties. No one group could go it alone.

Man, I really want a pony RTS game now...


I come back to look for a sec...

And it turn out current policy is to fill thread with spoilers outside of the boxes :smallmad:

Someone really wants to fill me with happiness, there :smallannoyed:

Quoted with intention to call your bluff. At the time, I didn't see any but one spoiler outside a box.

...

And I seem to have dropped the Soft quote that proved that you were, indeed, correct. So I guess I'll have to admit it rather than let Soft prove me wrong.

I do have to wonder at your taking the spoilers as a personal affront though. I'm pretty sure nopony wants you to be upset.


one last random thought about the episode:

At one point I almost felt like fluttershy is trying pushing exotic animal pet unto Dash. and my head kept thinking of Fluttershy, animal smuggler.

Also I kept trying to fit the whole song sequence into the Grave-robber and Shilo interaction.

pet market, sub-market,*
sometimes i wonder why i ever got in.*
hug market, love market,*
sometimes i wonder if they need me at all.
affection comes in a cute fuzzy critter

A cute fuzzy critter?
A cute fuzzy critter!
and the cute fuzzy critter goes in your arms quite affectionately!
Affectionately!
Doesn't quite scan. I couldn't break 'affectionately' down proper and it has an extra demisyllable to it.

I guess some were, but I personally found most of them rather cute.

Indeed! Although I felt throughout that somepony on the animation staff got lazy - fluttershy's eyes didn't seem right. She has longer (wider?) eyes than most ponies, but the human-y expressions looked pretty cut/paste.



Oh, the shippers noticed. The shippers always notice...

Yes.
Yes we do.


Hello everyone, I am new around these parts! :smallsmile:

I am not really sure if this is the right place to post this or not, so if it is not I apologize before hand.

I have recently discovered an awesome project over at Youtube that could really use some attention and help. *A youtubber by the name of sdoggingsworth is looking for anyone interested in singing the Equestrian National Anthem (originally written by Midnight Cobra on DA)! *Their original request, their email address, and a link to the video are provided below.



Their Email: sdoggingsworth@gmail.com

Link to Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISo1NFO7AQ)

Quick plug for this, as it sounds awesome.
Oh, and

http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/06c7d0d2105a1314ea928cadd5a55a09/7961%20-%20animated%20jumping%20scootaloo.gif
http://arch.413chan.net/1288640640381.png
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb426/AwesomeHolzy/Welcome-to-the-Herd.gif
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/LordRyu/bronies/index.php.jpg
http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/0da1a106ff7923e0fb2630d06310c636/12549%20-%20macro%20scootaloo.jpg


I am totally failing in my escalation war. I need more welcome ponies!



Colour me intrigued.

*paints Thanqol pink with yellow stripes and white dots*

There ya go!



I gotta go with the CMC theme song if it ain't too late, on evidence from SiuiS

at least my idea had enough merit to warrant support, aye?


Having brought said up with her in person, apparently she hates turtles. Who knew?

That actually sounds consistent with the PhoeKun I know. Side note; my phone no longer auto capitalizes PhoeKun. That makes me sad.

Anyway. I meant her demeanor. I want you to go back to the Q&Neigh podcasts and tell me that after reading his, you don't see a little Rainbow Dash fluttering around boredly between two humans as she answers things.

Poor mic quality we know you were just way up in the clouds phoe don't lie



Then why did I add Arcanthus to Firefox's dictionary?

Probably the same reason I added "Fishmongler".


Fishmongler is the best word. Rolf was possibly the only hint funny about Ed Edd and Eddy.



Anyone who enters a state of repressive denial upon hearing the suggestion of harem ponies has fracture lines big enough for me to fly an Arwing through.

Starfox used stealth!

It's super-effective!

Also, I don't think it's harem ponies so much as harem that shorts the poor colt's circuits. It's the same feeling you get after coming back from a petting zoo and having lambchops for dinner.

"they dress like that for WHAT?"



Pity. This is something I'm morbidly curious to see.


Well fine, since it's morbid.



Mea culpa.


no you a Thanqol.


I will take any bollocks defence others subscribe to me.

Oh! Uh...

*kicks aside a box of chloroform and Reprograming for Dummies*

Good. That's good. It's... Nice.



Also, on the topic of minds breaking, this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-rvscLpwFvw). It's become one of my favourite pony songs. Utterly tragic.

Ooo yeah! I forgot. I couldn't get this to load the first time. I'll have to try it now.


Like I said in the IRC, you are best pony.

See? The benefits of being a Thanqol.
But no seriously you're awesome.


I. Have. Returned! With good tidings, and Quotepost!

Silly Jade, that's not how you spell jo-- oh. Ooooh. Ok, aye, never mind.

You know, part o the fun and challenge of these quote posts is that I have to go to a random thread, paste in the citation number, and follow it so I can scan along and see what the context for so much of this stuff is. It's like a game, actually.

But it feels weird. I am creating a temporary forum post so that I can use it as a launchpad to an existing post; creating a small room, and then stepping out of it, shutting and locking that door forever. I'm killing a small amount of potentiality by previewing and not posting that snippet... IRS strange, to consider the feelings of a forum.



But you can find so much variety within pony itself! So many different genres to read, so many different types of music to explore. So many people to talk to, so many theories to craft about a grand total of 33 episodes! There's just so much to do!


Aye, it's just that creativity that helps to spur the fandom and get other ponies interested. Sometimes things take weird turns... I mean, there is a pony Xenomorph hanging around after all. But the broad expanses available with but the merest flicker of change or extrapolation is astounding.

Point in case, Lyra. Is she a human in disguise? Is she a landbound seapony who walks among us after True Love's First Kiss from Bon-Bon, thwarting the malevolence of the sea-mule cursula and earning the begrudging respect of her father, who rules the sea as Celestia rules the sky? Is she a world-weary dock worker who still toils every day for the money for their flat, paying too much because Bon-Bon loves the view? Is she married to the sea? Is she tied up even now, wriggling excitedly or worriedly in the basement dungeons of equestrian daily? Is that what's kept PhoeKun so busy these past few months?

Can you prove anything I've just said wrong? And why would you want to? Fandom is an amazon thing. Sculpt it, mold and enjoy.



...Is this challenge accepted regarding the Rum or the Espresso? http://i.imgur.com/2lTPE.png


There's a challenge? I'm in!



Don't feel bad, I still haven't even gotten a chance to see the new episode yet. And I'm pissed at somepony for spoiling the heck out of it for me. On the Boston Metro, no less.

Ooooh harsh. Was It Somepony you knew? Because I enjoy he thought of some random guy in public transit, 35, balding, suit and tie on a cellphone. "no... No! It was totally... I know! And then Rainbow Dash got her wing stuck! Yeah, yeah definitely marshmallow. I know! It was totally the baron! It... Uh, I've gotta go. There's this guy giving me the stare. I don't think he's seen it yet. Yeah. Yeah. Ok bye."



Seven episodes is only Two hours and Twenty minutes extra! Once you've gone through all of season 1 in one sitting, you may as well polish it off.

But the flesh is weak! Sleepy!

Although I have never been able to resist "polishing it off." just one last enemy, he's got like 3 hp! Sure I have to rush into the arena again, but... Come on, I'll just polish this off and then we can finish the quest! *dies*



...*Snrk*


Psh. The top is over-rated.



This is the cutest thing


It is cute, indeed. And Blue! We need a second Blue Ponies convention, there's just so many more of you.



No, he's not, not anymore! They look good man, stop being so self conscious. I already told you that you are an awesome pony, and I want to see you again at BroNYcon dude. :smallbiggrin:

Haha! Moral support and ego boosting! Eat that! *briefly wonders if confrontational word choice negates the joke*

And yes. BroNYCons should be attended by as many ponies as possible. For science.



Dude. My brain has the Trojan.Midnight virus. Except the changes it wrought are so cute that I don't want to run ponybytes. (+1 Internet to any Techie that gets the reference.)

It's a Trojan now? So ... It implants things in your head?

Midnight, are you laying eggs in my head?!

Pokonic
2011-12-06, 04:55 PM
superlongpost

Well, you did the episode good. I am just glad they did not race, say, horses or something, because, you know, that would be strange.

SiuiS@

Jebius, you make my poor scrollbar cry. :smallwink:




It's a Trojan now? So ... It implants things in your head?

Midnight, are you laying eggs in my head?!

Dear gods, the prophecy is true! Run!

Eakin
2011-12-06, 04:58 PM
SiuiS has replied!

Appropriate soundtrack for reading the omni-post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w)

Athaniar
2011-12-06, 05:02 PM
Warning: The preceding summary may contain errors, falsehoods, criminal glossing over of events, an absurb amount of D&D jokes, and may not contain humor as a great episode is more challenging to comically summarize.
Your summaries are awesome. Keep them coming!

Wait, what is th...

*narrowly avoids being crushed by massive SiuiS quotepost*

Phew.



It's a Trojan now? So ... It implants things in your head?

Midnight, are you laying eggs in my head?!
You say that like it's a bad thing. :smalltongue:

*scratches head for totally unrelated reasons*

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 05:16 PM
Well, you did the episode good. I am just glad they did not race, say, horses or something, because, you know, that would be strange.

Well we won't comment on the smaller oddity of the Wonderbolts racing other Wonderbolts I think. I'm thinking charity event that got upgraded over the years?


SiuiS has replied!

Appropriate soundtrack for reading the omni-post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w)

I now dub this music:

Also Sprach SiuSthustra


Your summaries are awesome. Keep them coming!

Wait, what is th...

*narrowly avoids being crushed by massive SiuiS quotepost*

Phew.

Thank you and yeah I think with all the long posts last page the density of ponythread was heading for a Singularity.

Aotrs Commander
2011-12-06, 05:23 PM
Aah, that's more like it! Nowt quite like a SiuiS mega-post!

(With greatest respect to SiuiS' own faithful students, Titanium and Vent, of course...)




That was Thanqol. And I too would like a progress report on that. All I remember is Dash assaulting ponies in their bath tubs and leaving without so much as a how do you do. It was hilarious.

Hey, yeah!

Thanqol!

Don't think we - or especially me, since it was my offhand rambling that spawned the idea - are gonna let you off the hook of that one! That was too awesome not to finish! Don't make me make some vaguely unspecific threats!


I enjoyed the episode. I am also seemingly alone in enjoying the expressions. I don't get people who say "uncanny valley". Uncanny valley is utter revulsion; where you throw away your monitor in fear and disgust, not just "those were weird".

This is uncanny valley for me.

I do not think that phrase means what you think it does, SiuiS...

You're talking about mere abject terror/revulsion...

"Uncanny valley" refers a phenominon, most specifically relating to robotics and to 3D graphics, at which something is quite close to human, but missing subtle elements, and is thus slightly off-putting or flat-out creepy . It's more or less the point where something looks completely human, but doesn't react like it. (As opposed to something that looks way off, e.g. ponies, but that reacts in a human-like manner.)

Handily provided explanatory video link (actually came from TV Tropes, so you should all just be be glad I linked it directly...) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzxBpz7Xjl0&feature=channel_video_title)




Point in case, Lyra. Is she a human in disguise? Is she a landbound seapony who walks among us after True Love's First Kiss from Bon-Bon, thwarting the malevolence of the sea-mule cursula and earning the begrudging respect of her father, who rules the sea as Celestia rules the sky? Is she a world-weary dock worker who still toils every day for the money for their flat, paying too much because Bon-Bon loves the view? Is she married to the sea? Is she tied up even now, wriggling excitedly or worriedly in the basement dungeons of equestrian daily? Is that what's kept PhoeKun so busy these past few months?

Everytime I see something like that, I get an immediate desire to do a parody of Animanic's Chicken-Boo, but I always immediately fall flat because I can never think of an equine phrase to rhyme with "disguise" to replace "guys" in the song...

Pokonic
2011-12-06, 05:27 PM
Well we won't comment on the smaller oddity of the Wonderbolts racing other Wonderbolts I think. I'm thinking charity event that got upgraded over the years?


Well, the wonderbolts are basicly show-flyers. A very impressive team, but a group of celeberponies neverless. It could have once been a gloryfide public training thing, but eventualy, like everything else they do, it became a mainstream thing, for now ponies bet on high-speed flying. To be fair, hoof races exist, but in this case nothing sates the crowd like those uniformes.

Kindablue
2011-12-06, 05:45 PM
I've never noticed that tan and brown frame just ending like that before... Yeah, that was good work, SiuiS.


... Well he is now yes. Totally fits actually.
Pinkie Pie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kme3Y1RpmUg) and Fluttershy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrMwgTc69y4).


I do not think that phrase means what you think it does, SiuiS...

You're talking about mere abject terror/revulsion...

"Uncanny valley" refers a phenominon, most specifically relating to robotics and to 3D graphics, at which something is quite close to human, but missing subtle elements, and is thus slightly off-putting or flat-out creepy . It's more or less the point where something looks completely human, but doesn't react like it. (As opposed to something that looks way off, e.g. ponies, but that reacts in a human-like manner.)

Handily provided explanatory video link (actually came from TV Tropes, so you should all just be be glad I linked it directly...) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzxBpz7Xjl0&feature=channel_video_title)
While I haven't watched that video, in most Uncanny Valley charts I've seen, the lowest point is labeled "walking corpses," so the assumption that you guys are talking about intense, visceral revulsion isn't that far off.

Thanqol
2011-12-06, 05:49 PM
Hey, yeah!

Thanqol!

Don't think we - or especially me, since it was my offhand rambling that spawned the idea - are gonna let you off the hook of that one! That was too awesome not to finish! Don't make me make some vaguely unspecific threats!


Oh god, not unspecific threats!

Look, the reason why I halted work on Easy as Lying was because of idea drift; over the course of writing it, several new S2 episodes had recently come out that threw different spins on a fair few concepts that I was using, including but not limited to Princess Luna. Also, Finals Week happened, I'd just gotten very deeply into planning something with a very different mood, and I had misgivings about structure. Big rewrites were going to have to happen to tie everything together right.

Essentially, my brain was starting to think about writing different stories and therefore lost focus; rather than write a story that warped away from my original plan due to changing influences I decided to put it down for a while and come back when I was safely distanced. As such, the plan is to hopefully finish it sometime over this summer break (before February), after I complete Long Distance.

But thank you for pressing me on it, though; without this kind of thing it becomes much easier to put it in a box and forget about all together :smallredface:

Topaz
2011-12-06, 06:52 PM
Yeah. She might even give Topaz a run for her money. >////////<
Raindrop, you are a silly stallion. *giggles*

And that was entirely some other mare than had a fangasm over Octavia on the IRC, right?

Quiet, you. *glares*


Point in case, Lyra.
Lyra is large, she contains multitudes:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bIJy4XpPsPE/Tt6V7yjvo5I/AAAAAAAAWzo/T5LL7zw9wgM/s1600/94592+-+artificial_wings+artist+bux+Lyra+rainbow_dash+ste ampunk.png

Everytime I see something like that, I get an immediate desire to do a parody of Animanic's Chicken-Boo, but I always immediately fall flat because I can never think of an equine phrase to rhyme with "disguise" to replace "guys" in the song...
Well, I've done:
She wears a disguise
To fool the pony eyes
But she's not a mare
She's a Scootaloo :smallbiggrin:

Lix Lorn
2011-12-06, 06:55 PM
Ouch :smallfrown:

That's understandable. And I didn't mean to press a sore spot, so sorry for that, Lixie.
Nah, is okay.


I dunno that that's good though. I guess it depends on your living conditions; I used to have a dead street that went in a circle, and biked all the time, up to twelve hours a day. Now I live near traffic, and don't bike very often at all.
I think I'm going to start saying 'cycling' too. Biking makes folks think weird things. "oh, you have a motorcycle?" no, I do not. Thanks for rubbing it in.
Everywhere I want to go? Walking distance. xD
Ha.


Oh, come on!
That was in my head for a week the first time I read it, then I forgot about it. And now?

It's back.
It totally fits though. Especially the end, where he's all "whelp, I've had my fun" and instead of turning out to be a nice guy like you'd expect, he makes everything worse.

I'm lying through my teeth! Your tears are all the company I need.
It is an awesome song.


:smallredface:
(giggles and hugs)

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 07:02 PM
Well, the wonderbolts are basicly show-flyers. A very impressive team, but a group of celeberponies neverless. It could have once been a gloryfide public training thing, but eventualy, like everything else they do, it became a mainstream thing, for now ponies bet on high-speed flying. To be fair, hoof races exist, but in this case nothing sates the crowd like those uniformes.

I'll be upfront I prefer pegasi air races to hoof races the uniforms just seal the deal

We seem to be in agreement that whatever the source the event has undergone some evolution since its inception.

Zevox
2011-12-06, 07:04 PM
Well, I've done:
She wears a disguise
To fool the pony eyes
But she's not a mare
She's a Scootaloo :smallbiggrin:
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png *snerk*

Heh, well done my friend, well done.

Zevox

Topaz
2011-12-06, 07:15 PM
Based on a comment on RPGnet, I have yet another proposed thread title!
Smarty Pants.
Rarity's Mother's pants.
Fancy Pants.

My Little Pony XXXIV: Season Two is Pants

Aotrs Commander
2011-12-06, 07:16 PM
Well, I've done:
She wears a disguise
To fool the pony eyes
But she's not a mare
She's a Scootaloo :smallbiggrin:

Pffftahahahaha!

I snerked, and then I read it again, and it took me a moment or two to twig the full ramifications, and then I snerked harder...

...

There totally needs to be fanfic/fanart of this...

Pokonic
2011-12-06, 07:19 PM
I'll be upfront I prefer pegasi air races to hoof races the uniforms just seal the deal

We seem to be in agreement that whatever the source the event has undergone some evolution since its inception.

Well, in order for a bunch of show-flyers to exist, there would have to be a reason for super-fast flyers in the first place.
So yeah, there would be some evolution on both parts (the bloody Wonderbolts flying in a race?) of this race over time.

Aotrs Commander
2011-12-06, 07:29 PM
And suddenly, I've gone off that last episode, as the true cost is revealed...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kwRqEfaFvKs/Tt6V0E0P5CI/AAAAAAAAWyo/CIpM9VFnUWY/s1600/twilight_didn__t_take_spike_for_her_birthday_party _by_diegotan-d4ichaw.png

Harsh, Twilight, really, really harsh.



Thank crap for Determamfidd, is all I can (he/she/it of It Takes a Village.)



...

*eyeglow twitch*

*eyeglow twitch*

Return of Harmony Really REALLY Bad Ending:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2dRJQQ0lfRE/Tt6WF8jfijI/AAAAAAAAW2A/icTXeKgWLuQ/s1600/94590+-+alternate_ending+artist+envidia14+bad_end+bad_end ing+celestia+Discord+Discord_wins+Game_Over+happy_ end+luna+princess+statue+stone.jpg

Urge...to commit...excessive violence...rising...!

Oh, he's goin' DOWN!

I'll hold him, you bring the rocket launcher and shove it-

Yes, thank you Hopereaver, I think it better for the thread ponies for you to not graphically demonstrate that particular action.

At least not before I've added some rusty spikes to the barrel!

RAAAAARGH!

Kairaven
2011-12-06, 07:33 PM
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/pony/bunnyface.png

I like how I ask for an extension on spoiler and a mega spoiler happens just a few post afterwards. :amused:

oh well, I don't personally care. But never let it be said that I didn't consider Trixie and Irbis and all the other "we only watch 1080p" ponies' feelings.

edit: Oh my Celestia! I sound like Irbis above, now I need to wash away the "happiness"....

Kurgan
2011-12-06, 07:41 PM
Happy Birthday *Sends birthday greeting back in time so that it isn't so atrociously late*


Thanks!



They've found that while exact standards may vary there are still certain constants. In particular there is a certain waist to hip ratio held to across time and culture for women. You could also see things that go under the label of "taking care of yourself" as I doubt you could find a single culture were acne and skin lesions are considered attractive. (Please don't prove this wrong *squick*)


Not quite skin lesions or acne, but there is a culture or two that at one point found blackened teeth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohaguro) to be desirable. Just saying, some things that would cause me reeling and make me think "unhealthy" is seen as desirable elsewhere.

Another thing is having overly fat or obese spouse, which, really up until the 19th century, was seen as proof that you are so well off that your wife can live a life of leisure and luxury without doing any work. Also that they can feed their wives well. Skip to modern times, where cheap food is terrible for you and fattening, and obesity becomes more of a problem for the poor. Over a century, something that was seen as a good sign completely changed course...

Yeah, I don't remember what my original point was at this point, so I'm gonna leave it at that...





And while standards change that they exist is the best evidence that they matter. You don't see even 1% of men rocking tights and a codpiece outside of theatrical productions do you? They may not wear the same types or styles but everyone that wants to be taken seriously wears trousers and a shirt for men with skirts/dresses/slacks for women. Exceptions to this tend to be pretty specific in anyplace remotely westernized, like kimonos in Japan.

Not sure what you are saying here. Are you saying that fashions change, and only western fashions matter? Remember, half the reason western garb is considered the norm is because of the history of Europe and America (the West) and their dominance over the rest of the world. When a good number of major companies and world organizations are from the West, of course people are going to conform to western standards of garb.

What is this about cod pieces? Are you referring to the fact that they used to be more widely used to accentuate certain parts of the body? Or are you saying across the board through history they weren't used?




Wearing clothes at all is an example of fashion even. There's little reason given a broad range of temperatures one shouldn't be able to get buy with, shoes only and a bag to carry things. But try hitting up your local convenience store nude and you not only are regarded as a freak, but have it crammed down your throat in the form of an arrest for indecency. Heck this is even in places that if you cornered people on it would probably admit there is nothing immoral about nudity. They'd never consider going around that way


Really it depends on the location you are at. I know that winters here in New York, I really don't want to be running around naked.

On a side note, this very fact is why I prefer cold weather to hot weather. It is socially acceptable to add as many layers as you want, but it is not socially acceptable to take off layers once you reach a certain level.

SiuiS
2011-12-06, 08:07 PM
I do not think that phrase means what you think it does, SiuiS...

You're talking about mere abject terror/revulsion...


Actually, no, it is uncanny valley for me.

I saw one in person and approached it because it looked like a child had lost a mcdonalds toy - a very well put together one, but still. And then it moved.

It was as long as my thumb. Not just the last bone, the entire thumb. In Mexico they are called dirt children or mud babies because of their resemblence to humans; they are supposedly one of only two insect species with a moving neck, the other being a mantis.

Their face? Like a toy. Like the critters from A Bug's Life which is far more terrifying in real life, I assure you. Also, the forelegs, the last distal joint before the arm thing becomes a ... Well, whatever you'd call it, the joint is flanged. it looks like a splayed human hand with a spike coming out of it.

This thing looked like a cross between a children's toy and some strange mannikin. I saw it, fascinated and disturbed; it's head rotated and it looked at me, and made this noise while bubbles exuded from it's mouth. My first though was "oh god they're evolving!". Scenes from Mimic danced through my lobes.

So of course, I screamed like a wee filly and ran. Found a cardboard chunk and flipped it a good twenty feet into the bushes and went back inside until I forgot about the wee terrorbeast.

But it is very specifically the mockery of the human form in alien, insect life that gives me the willies.


Oh god, not unspecific threats!

Look, the reason why I halted work on Easy as Lying was because of idea drift; over the course of writing it, several new S2 episodes had recently come out that threw different spins on a fair few concepts that I was using, including but not limited to Princess Luna. Also, Finals Week happened, I'd just gotten very deeply into planning something with a very different mood, and I had misgivings about structure. Big rewrites were going to have to happen to tie everything together right.

Essentially, my brain was starting to think about writing different stories and therefore lost focus; rather than write a story that warped away from my original plan due to changing influences I decided to put it down for a while and come back when I was safely distanced. As such, the plan is to hopefully finish it sometime over this summer break (before February), after I complete Long Distance.

Totally understandable. Better to let an idea die than destroy it through rushed completion with the wrong components. At least this way it's legacy is intact, and can be picked up later.


But thank you for pressing me on it, though; without this kind of thing it becomes much easier to put it in a box and forget about all together :smallredface:

Harrass Thanqol. Got it.


Thank you and yeah I think with all the long posts last page the density of ponythread was heading for a Singularity.

Oh, heavens. I'm not done, I'm letting you breathe. This is about ... A fifth or so. Not entirely sure.

No, if I'm going to rain down wordy destruction, I figure I should pace myself, to see if A Hero Emerges. I suspect one of the others will try to counterquote; Bleakbane is already giving them some light cover fire.


I like how I ask for an extension on spoiler and a mega spoiler happens just a few post afterwards

True, though in my defense roughly 25 posts appeared between me starting, and then editing previewing and finishing my post.
I'm pretty sure you mean Soras teva gee, though, as my spoilers are two weeks old. Thong perhaps we should throw the tag into the title?

I'd like to say, though, that we've gone back and forth, and waiting until air time Tuesday is plenty long enough to hide discussion of My Little Ponies in the MLP thread. Irbis jumps in and sees spoilers after the proscribed waiting period, that is technically on Irbis. It's unfortunate Soras posted stuff right after, but he may not even have read your post - few ponies have my literary endurance, it seems. Though it's also possible he just doesn't care which is unfortunate.

Sweet and Elite spoilers
[spoiler]The referee in the derby? It's hard to tell but he's standing on white stone in several of the overhead establishing shots. One could suppose the clouds blew over his feet, but he seems to be on a sort of air pier.

Kurgan
2011-12-06, 08:12 PM
So, I was just informed that the people behind Friendship is Witchcraft made a new short (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJoYq0wKc4I). Pretty hilarious too.* Figured I would share it with the rest of you guys.


*If you love Spike and dislike seeing bad things happen to him, might want to skip over this one.

TheAmishPirate
2011-12-06, 08:12 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, there's a 1080p link to the new episode on ED. I thought it was there a while ago, unless my brain is derping from lack of sleep. Which is an entirely real possibility. I've been sleep-hallucinating so bad, I thought I was simultaneously in Canada and New York when I woke up this morning. o.O

Kurgan
2011-12-06, 08:22 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, there's a 1080p link to the new episode on ED. I thought it was there a while ago, unless my brain is derping from lack of sleep. Which is an entirely real possibility. I've been sleep-hallucinating so bad, I thought I was simultaneously in Canada and New York when I woke up this morning. o.O

Sorry if this sounds mean, but the only mental image I can get is a pirate ship hanging over the edge of Niagara Falls. Something like this:


http://static5.businessinsider.com/image/4b474a0b0000000000f58f18/flat-world-earth.jpg


Only you know, a more stereotypically pirate ship straight out of the age of sail.

AlterForm
2011-12-06, 08:29 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, there's a 1080p link to the new episode on ED. I thought it was there a while ago, unless my brain is derping from lack of sleep. Which is an entirely real possibility. I've been sleep-hallucinating so bad, I thought I was simultaneously in Canada and New York when I woke up this morning. o.O

It's been up since at least Sunday my time, when I watched the episode.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 08:45 PM
I like how I ask for an extension on spoiler and a mega spoiler happens just a few post afterwards. :amused:

oh well, I don't personally care. But never let it be said that I didn't consider Trixie and Irbis and all the other "we only watch 1080p" ponies' feelings.

edit: Oh my Celestia! I sound like Irbis above, now I need to wash away the "happiness"....

Wonderful Angel

And not to be a deliberate jerk (I honestly missed your post) as bronies have apparently become reliant of a single source for 1080p ponies I only consider it a bit of poetic justice for that source to encounter disruption. I don't watch suffer through bits of Strawberry Shortcake and the often bizarre commercials of Saturday morning kids programing while snarking it up on IRC for no reason.

(Not that I'm not a pirate of media like everypony in this thread but 1080p is a personal choice, we have a policy to allow every pony a fair chance to see it cold not unlimited. Of course I'm on record as favoring no spoiler policy what so ever beyond "haven't seen don't go to pony related areas" so I'm at the other end of spectrum and HATE with a passion the spoiler coding. In my day you were lucky to get hard to read text and you liked it.)



Not quite skin lesions or acne, but there is a culture or two that at one point found blackened teeth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohaguro) to be desirable. Just saying, some things that would cause me reeling and make me think "unhealthy" is seen as desirable elsewhere.

Ironically it seems they act as sealants thus dying could be considered healthy. Which I think is the root of this. Pearly whites are something of a modern phenomena given that rigorous medical practice is a shockingly late development. That's why nobody smiles in early photographs. So I think the comparasion would be that unhealthy teeth aren't black so much as yellow, broken, or non-existant


Another thing is having overly fat or obese spouse, which, really up until the 19th century, was seen as proof that you are so well off that your wife can live a life of leisure and luxury without doing any work. Also that they can feed their wives well. Skip to modern times, where cheap food is terrible for you and fattening, and obesity becomes more of a problem for the poor. Over a century, something that was seen as a good sign completely changed course...

Yes but judging by art examples commonly accompanying this explanation there's still limits I've seen there are still limits. While more meaty then modern standards is not hard to beat (observe these whales) (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HollywoodPudgy) there were still certain matters of shape and look and I will hazard our standards for grotesquely obese still line up.


Not sure what you are saying here. Are you saying that fashions change, and only western fashions matter? Remember, half the reason western garb is considered the norm is because of the history of Europe and America (the West) and their dominance over the rest of the world. When a good number of major companies and world organizations are from the West, of course people are going to conform to western standards of garb.

Well Western fashions are the only ones that matter these days thanks to globalized business, which was not the thrust of my point but still true.

What I'm saying is that while they change, whatever they change too, they matter. Diverge from social fashion norms sufficiently and you rapidly find you can't get work, among other issues.


What is this about cod pieces? Are you referring to the fact that they used to be more widely used to accentuate certain parts of the body? Or are you saying across the board through history they weren't used?

That you cannot dress like this (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Giovanni_Battista_Moroni_009.jpg), so whatever the subjective/mutable nature of fashion it still has an objective impact through sheer weight of culture viewpoint.

I could make any number of other casese. I sometimes wish you could still get away with cloaks, but at least a guy in this day and age can't. And I don't go around in a cloak.

Really it depends on the location you are at. I know that winters here in New York, I really don't want to be running around naked.

On a side note, this very fact is why I prefer cold weather to hot weather. It is socially acceptable to add as many layers as you want, but it is not socially acceptable to take off layers once you reach a certain level.

I grew up in New England and knew people that wore shorts in winter as well as girls wearing skirts. Most of the year you could certainly get away with it physiologically, though that requires a certain mind set. I find that in more southern latitudes people are complain about temperatures I shrug off and we all start wearing jackets in the same timeframe but at very different temperatures.

This is all besides the point because for whatever reasons over 99% of people do not go undressed even when they could or it would be more comfortable like on a hot humid day. Why? Its socially unacceptable, which no matter how stupid or not it is means that fashion still matters in a verifiable way. Ergo there is an objective standard of appropriate (and appeal) derived from statistical norms, that needs no greater meaning then everyone does it.

Which is the one of the greatest weakness of various "well X is just subjective" arguments.

Eakin
2011-12-06, 08:54 PM
Yeah, 72 hours is more than enough time to see the episode. I know nopony likes being spoiled, but either watch it in 720 or hold off on the thread for an extra day or two.


So, I was just informed that the people behind Friendship is Witchcraft made a new short (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJoYq0wKc4I). Pretty hilarious too.* Figured I would share it with the rest of you guys.


*If you love Spike and dislike seeing bad things happen to him, might want to skip over this one.

Ha ha! Spike is lonely and sad! Hilarious!

Gotta love FiW, I honestly think Pinkie's Brew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682pneYoP0c&feature=related) is up there with any of the actual songs from the show.

But, you know, with more time travel/cooking word play.

Also, it's clear that there's been a major shortage of AJ/Fluttershy/Pinkie episodes this season. What plots would you guys like to see for these three?

Forum Explorer
2011-12-06, 08:55 PM
It's been up since at least Sunday my time, when I watched the episode.

I found a 1080 p link on Saturday.

TheAmishPirate
2011-12-06, 09:02 PM
Sorry if this sounds mean, but the only mental image I can get is a pirate ship hanging over the edge of Niagara Falls. Something like this:


http://static5.businessinsider.com/image/4b474a0b0000000000f58f18/flat-world-earth.jpg


Only you know, a more stereotypically pirate ship straight out of the age of sail.

Heck, that'd make far more sense then the ramblings my subconscious pumps out. :smalltongue:

Grif
2011-12-06, 09:04 PM
I found a 1080 p link on Saturday.

Same. Or did I watch a 720p rip disguised as a 1080p video? :smallconfused:

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 09:04 PM
Oh, heavens. I'm not done, I'm letting you breathe. This is about ... A fifth or so. Not entirely sure.

No, if I'm going to rain down wordy destruction, I figure I should pace myself, to see if A Hero Emerges. I suspect one of the others will try to counterquote; Bleakbane is already giving them some light cover fire.


I'd encourage you to try it all at once but I'm afraid of what the consequences might be. I don't want to know what happens when my scroll bar height becomes less then my pixel resolution.



True, though in my defense roughly 25 posts appeared between me starting, and then editing previewing and finishing my post.
I'm pretty sure you mean Soras teva gee, though, as my spoilers are two weeks old. Thong perhaps we should throw the tag into the title?

I'd like to say, though, that we've gone back and forth, and waiting until air time Tuesday is plenty long enough to hide discussion of My Little Ponies in the MLP thread. Irbis jumps in and sees spoilers after the proscribed waiting period, that is technically on Irbis. It's unfortunate Soras posted stuff right after, but he may not even have read your post - few ponies have my literary endurance, it seems. Though it's also possible he just doesn't care which is unfortunate.

I missed it but to be entirely honest I'm not sure I would stop for simply the upper range of HD quality. Ultimately I feel the policy decided on is was judged to be fair, once we get into changing it for a hiccup... well it gets into where exactly is the "fair" place to turn the off. Yes ideally everyone will see it, but where does that go from fair chance to catch up to expecting everyone to wait for you?

The spoiler coding has a direct negative impact on my enjoyment of ponythread for example since having to click every spoiler tag on a page really cuts into my ability to fluidly follow conversation and for awhile all we get is spoilered reaction posts and reaction to those.


Sweet and Elite spoilers
[spoiler]The referee in the derby? It's hard to tell but he's standing on white stone in several of the overhead establishing shots. One could suppose the clouds blew over his feet, but he seems to be on a sort of air pier.


I checked and its either a legit mythology error or A Unicorn Did It.

Pokonic
2011-12-06, 09:11 PM
I checked and its either a legit mythology error or A Unicorn Did It.

He is under enchantment. Or his cuti mark lets him be able to do anything in order to make his annoucments heard by the most ponies he can manage in any situation. If thats the case, that would be a impressive cuti mark, then.:smallbiggrin:

Zevox
2011-12-06, 09:12 PM
This is all besides the point because for whatever reasons over 99% of people do not go undressed even when they could or it would be more comfortable like on a hot humid day. Why? Its socially unacceptable, which no matter how stupid or not it is means that fashion still matters in a verifiable way. Ergo there is an objective standard of appropriate (and appeal) derived from statistical norms, that needs no greater meaning then everyone does it.

Which is the one of the greatest weakness of various "well X is just subjective" arguments.
Not at all, because "fashion" and social pressures requiring the wearing clothing at all are two entirely different things. Those social pressures stem from practicality (defense against the elements and whatnot, where applicable) and from society's general discomfort with nudity outside of very select situations. Both of which have nothing at all to do with fashion.

Moreover, the impact of people applying subjective judgments on one another does not make those judgments any less subjective.

Zevox

mikeejimbo
2011-12-06, 09:13 PM
He is under enchantment. Or his cuti mark lets him be able to do anything in order to make his annoucments heard by the most ponies he can manage in any situation. If thats the case, that would be a impressive cuti mark, then.:smallbiggrin:

Oh yeah, that's right. There is canonically an enchantment that lets Earth (and Unicorn) ponies walk on clouds.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 09:18 PM
He is under enchantment. Or his cuti mark lets him be able to do anything in order to make his annoucments heard by the most ponies he can manage in any situation. If thats the case, that would be a impressive cuti mark, then.:smallbiggrin:

Hmm its a cluster of four leaf clovers three exactly... wait rule of three.... three is a magic number... three plus four is a seven clearly significant.... it means... it means.... clearly this pony is the luckiest pony in existence and will just happen to be on a the one cloud in Equestria that Earth ponies and unicorns can stand on too.

(Or was supposed to be drawn with wings and is just an error like the alicorn in Episode Zero)

the_druid_droid
2011-12-06, 09:24 PM
Lyra is large, she contains multitudes:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bIJy4XpPsPE/Tt6V7yjvo5I/AAAAAAAAWzo/T5LL7zw9wgM/s1600/94592+-+artificial_wings+artist+bux+Lyra+rainbow_dash+ste ampunk.png


Steampunk pony pegasi are best ponies

I think you're biased, Second Hand...


[color="darkgreen"]

Actually, no, it is uncanny valley for me.

I saw one in person and approached it because it looked like a child had lost a mcdonalds toy - a very well put together one, but still. And then it moved.

It was as long as my thumb. Not just the last bone, the entire thumb. In Mexico they are called dirt children or mud babies because of their resemblence to humans; they are supposedly one of only two insect species with a moving neck, the other being a mantis.

Their face? Like a toy. Like the critters from A Bug's Life which is far more terrifying in real life, I assure you. Also, the forelegs, the last distal joint before the arm thing becomes a ... Well, whatever you'd call it, the joint is flanged. it looks like a splayed human hand with a spike coming out of it.

This thing looked like a cross between a children's toy and some strange mannikin. I saw it, fascinated and disturbed; it's head rotated and it looked at me, and made this noise while bubbles exuded from it's mouth. My first though was "oh god they're evolving!". Scenes from Mimic danced through my lobes.

So of course, I screamed like a wee filly and ran. Found a cardboard chunk and flipped it a good twenty feet into the bushes and went back inside until I forgot about the wee terrorbeast.

But it is very specifically the mockery of the human form in alien, insect life that gives me the willies.


Oh god...this reminds me of the most creeped out I've ever been by something from the waking world. Spoilered for buggy squick potential:
So I woke up one morning and went into the bathroom for my daily "get ready in 10 minutes and jog to class" ritual like usual. On that particular day however, I happened to see a cockroach the length of one of my fingers crawling on my toothbrush! I literally felt terrified, and I still can't quite articulate why; I'm not afraid of bugs, but this was so...well, almost uncanny valley in a way I can't describe, that I still shiver a bit recalling the image. What made it worse was that when I returned with instruments of insectoid death, I couldn't find the damn thing; it had vanished.

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 09:35 PM
Not at all, because "fashion" and social pressures requiring the wearing clothing at all are two entirely different things. Those social pressures stem from practicality (defense against the elements and whatnot, where applicable) and from society's general discomfort with nudity outside of very select situations. Both of which have nothing at all to do with fashion.

Moreover, the impact of people applying subjective judgments on one another does not make those judgments any less subjective.

Zevox

Choosing to shave your head and have your scalp tattooed with profanity and ethnic slurs is no more or less a subjective choice as to what you find appealing, but it remains an objective reality that you will experience negative consequences for your choice of fashion from a non-accepting society. Ranging from difficulty in finding employment, to inciting violence against to depending on the situation.

Though this is obviously an extreme example, but one would find a different but still very real consequences to say being a nudist, to lesser choices like facial piercings or hair dye. I'd be very surprised if anypony here went on a date at a decent restaurant in a sweatsuit or didn't shower sometime near the date. That one doesn't apply the same standards and fads of high fashion, doesn't change the fashion choices all of us make on a daily basis without even considering it to be fashionable.

Bayonet Priest
2011-12-06, 09:39 PM
Oh god...this reminds me of the most creeped out I've ever been by something from the waking world. Spoilered for buggy squick potential:
So I woke up one morning and went into the bathroom for my daily "get ready in 10 minutes and jog to class" ritual like usual. On that particular day however, I happened to see a cockroach the length of one of my fingers crawling on my toothbrush! I literally felt terrified, and I still can't quite articulate why; I'm not afraid of bugs, but this was so...well, almost uncanny valley in a way I can't describe, that I still shiver a bit recalling the image. What made it worse was that when I returned with instruments of insectoid death, I couldn't find the damn thing; it had vanished.

Ugh, I hate roaches. The worst thing is I can do one better than that.
I was asleep and was awoken by the feeling of something brushing against my face. Yeah... you can see where this is going...

It crawled across my mouth :smalleek::smalleek:

To my credit I did not actually scream like a little filly. Instead I responded like a man and leapt out of bed, grabbed a nearby shoe, and reduced offending abomination to a wet stain while swearing so badly that it would have made Littlepip blush. Needless to say I had trouble getting back to sleep after that...

Pokonic
2011-12-06, 09:47 PM
Hmm its a cluster of four leaf clovers three exactly... wait rule of three.... three is a magic number... three plus four is a seven clearly significant.... it means... it means.... clearly this pony is the luckiest pony in existence and will just happen to be on a the one cloud in Equestria that Earth ponies and unicorns can stand on too.

(Or was supposed to be drawn with wings and is just an error like the alicorn in Episode Zero)

Nah, there just very, very tiny. He has the powers of a earth pony and the wings of pegusi, and has the best voice in all of racing.:smallbiggrin:

Zevox
2011-12-06, 09:59 PM
Choosing to shave your head and have your scalp tattooed with profanity and ethnic slurs is no more or less a subjective choice as to what you find appealing, but it remains an objective reality that you will experience negative consequences for your choice of fashion from a non-accepting society. Ranging from difficulty in finding employment, to inciting violence against to depending on the situation.

Though this is obviously an extreme example, but one would find a different but still very real consequences to say being a nudist, to lesser choices like facial piercings or hair dye. I'd be very surprised if anypony here went on a date at a decent restaurant in a sweatsuit or didn't shower sometime near the date. That one doesn't apply the same standards and fads of high fashion, doesn't change the fashion choices all of us make on a daily basis without even considering it to be fashionable.
And what any of that has to do with my basic statement of aesthetics being subjective is beyond me. You seem to be trying to make a point which is utterly irrelevant to my original post at this point. And also seem to be using "fashion" to mean any choice one makes which affects their appearance, which is most definitely not the definition I would use for it, in which case we're not even discussing the same thing anymore.

Zevox

otakuryoga
2011-12-06, 10:09 PM
Lyra is large, she contains multitudes:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bIJy4XpPsPE/Tt6V7yjvo5I/AAAAAAAAWzo/T5LL7zw9wgM/s1600/94592+-+artificial_wings+artist+bux+Lyra+rainbow_dash+ste ampunk.png



yeah i saw that and said..."what the hay?! she would NEVER give herself mekanikal wings..."
Not until AFTER she had given herself hands anyway

and yay me...my suggested dialogue was selected for this comic
http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d4idcxw

Soras Teva Gee
2011-12-06, 10:16 PM
And what any of that has to do with my basic statement of aesthetics being subjective is beyond me. You seem to be trying to make a point which is utterly irrelevant to my original post at this point. And also seem to be using "fashion" to mean any choice one makes which affects their appearance, which is most definitely not the definition I would use for it, in which case we're not even discussing the same thing anymore.

Zevox

Aethetics are fundamentally subjective but have an objective reality that the overwhelming and vast majority of people hold to.

And what is fashion but a loose common standard of choices in appearance to suit aesthetics and occasion.

Obviously there are degrees and sub-categories mostly by occasion but ones everyday choices still represent their style and are fashion influence/determined choices. Most ponies in this thread probably have a high percentage of jeans in their wardrobe for example, jeans being a very enduring and popular fashion trend particularly in America, particularly among the young adult crowds.

Zevox
2011-12-06, 10:27 PM
Aethetics are fundamentally subjective but have an objective reality that the overwhelming and vast majority of people hold to.
That objective reality is social pressures though, not aesthetics themselves. Different thing entirely.


Most ponies in this thread probably have a high percentage of jeans in their wardrobe for example, jeans being a very enduring and popular fashion trend particularly in America, particularly among the young adult crowds.
Ironically enough, this isn't true for me. I've replaced jeans pretty much entirely with khakis (I think that's how you spell that) myself, since I find the more comfortable.

Zevox

Strife Warzeal
2011-12-06, 10:28 PM
Ugh, I hate roaches. The worst thing is I can do one better than that.
I was asleep and was awoken by the feeling of something brushing against my face. Yeah... you can see where this is going...

It crawled across my mouth :smalleek::smalleek:

To my credit I did not actually scream like a little filly. Instead I responded like a man and leapt out of bed, grabbed a nearby shoe, and reduced offending abomination to a wet stain while swearing so badly that it would have made Littlepip blush. Needless to say I had trouble getting back to sleep after that...



First, that sounds horrible and I'm glad I haven't had an experience like that yet, and hopefully not ever.
Second, make Pip blush now that is saying something. Considering Pip has demonstrated quite a, let's say colorful, vocabulary over the 2 months she has lived outside a stable.