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Trixie
2012-01-20, 01:20 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.96
Super 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/)
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]Last Unicorn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwT7V_LsRQo)[BR]Lunasong (Not Your Night) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krcJa44GWq8)[BR]Muffins & Bubbles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_y8uRYI8Y)[BR]Pinkie's Brew (EE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682pneYoP0c)[BR]PonyCraft 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJbAT1wzS8U)[BR]Still Alive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za9f1c93FHY)[BR]The Stars Will Aid In Her Escape (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV_0n5gp1fE)[BR]The G&P Heretic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4szgPK9Rufw)1Ponies (That are British) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOi3StWmG7A)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](Other) 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!
Thread XXXI - The Great and Powerful XXXie!
Thread XXXII - Find a Ponythread, and Soarin' the heck out of it!
Thread XXXIII - Happy Birthday Pony(thread)!
Thread XXXIV - There is Pony of it, no exceptions!
Thread XXXV - The Thread Everypony Should Know

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)?
Want to join Steam GitP MLP Group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GitPony
)?

erikun
2012-01-20, 01:22 PM
That's a rather fitting image, given the title.
Also, hello everyone! Yes, I am still alive. :smalltongue:

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 01:29 PM
New ponythead taste, same great ponymote filling:

Original Batch
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MCerberus
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http://i.imgur.com/36YEA.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/36YEA.png
http://i.imgur.com/3jjwj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/3jjwj.png
http://i.imgur.com/5EqX7.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/5EqX7.png
http://i.imgur.com/CNGSZ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CNGSZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/DBY1G.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DBY1G.png
http://i.imgur.com/Fgxws.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Fgxws.png
http://i.imgur.com/fLpgR.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/fLpgR.png
http://i.imgur.com/Hfg2x.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/Hfg2x.gif
http://i.imgur.com/HhIbn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/HhIbn.png
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http://i.imgur.com/KwcDX.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KwcDX.png
http://i.imgur.com/kpJsp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/kpJsp.png
http://i.imgur.com/lJFOJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lJFOJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/lSNiD.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lSNiD.png
http://i.imgur.com/lytME.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lytME.png
http://i.imgur.com/O6p2H.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/O6p2H.png
http://i.imgur.com/OqjNV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/OqjNV.png
http://i.imgur.com/oGJH8.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/oGJH8.png
http://i.imgur.com/oRBHJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/oRBHJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/ptAf0.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ptAf0.png
http://i.imgur.com/vZNbC.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/vZNbC.png
http://i.imgur.com/w3dl4.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/w3dl4.png
http://i.imgur.com/XiHXp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/XiHXp.png
http://i.imgur.com/xk85S.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xk85S.png
http://i.imgur.com/Z2C9W.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Z2C9W.png
http://i.imgur.com/Z4XPE.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Z4XPE.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/tuSLw.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/tuSLw.png
http://i.imgur.com/U8SiV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/U8SiV.png
http://i.imgur.com/ZiOZ1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ZiOZ1.png
http://i.imgur.com/xrtxn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xrtxn.png
http://i.imgur.com/WcmCY.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/WcmCY.png
http://i.imgur.com/TzVou.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/TzVou.png
http://i.imgur.com/Sy0s7.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Sy0s7.png
http://i.imgur.com/uvyb4.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/uvyb4.png
http://i.imgur.com/tudfp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/tudfp.png
http://i.imgur.com/Siwuj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Siwuj.png
http://i.imgur.com/sp5Tb.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/sp5Tb.png
http://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/vlJi6.gif

Kyouhen Series feat. Ninja Pinkie!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/NinjaSurprise.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/NinjaSurprise.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/PinkieSwear.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/PinkieSwear.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/trollestia2.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/trollestia2.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/trollestia.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/trollestia.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/Gummicle.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/Gummicle.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/Gildicle.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/alfalficon1.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/alfalficon2.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/alfalficon2.png

Misc:

http://i.imgur.com/rs4hd.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/rs4hd.png
http://i.imgur.com/PBYX5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/PBYX5.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
http://i.imgur.com/03Pwr.png[noparse]http://i.imgur.com/03Pwr.png
http://i.imgur.com/0Mw2v.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/0Mw2v.png
http://i.imgur.com/2u0gC.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/2u0gC.png
http://i.imgur.com/3JXCg.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/3JXCg.png
http://i.imgur.com/3q7O2.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/3q7O2.png
http://i.imgur.com/459jt.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/459jt.png
http://i.imgur.com/4ii5U.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4ii5U.png
http://i.imgur.com/4XyuH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4XyuH.png
http://i.imgur.com/4zrN3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4zrN3.png
http://i.imgur.com/6SgQp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/6SgQp.png
http://i.imgur.com/74j15.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/74j15.png
http://i.imgur.com/7Yvwk.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/7Yvwk.png
http://i.imgur.com/8u4Rl.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/8u4Rl.png
http://i.imgur.com/9SkHu.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/9SkHu.png
http://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.png
http://i.imgur.com/Ala5e.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Ala5e.png
http://i.imgur.com/AruGN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/AruGN.png
http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png
http://i.imgur.com/b5xPJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/b5xPJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/CEUYj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CEUYj.png

21-40
http://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/D4C8X.png
http://i.imgur.com/DrSYq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/DrSYq.png
http://i.imgur.com/dDGKR.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/dDGKR.png
http://i.imgur.com/eCLn3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/eCLn3.png
http://i.imgur.com/ecXwG.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ecXwG.png
http://i.imgur.com/erYVj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/erYVj.png
http://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ev5Dd.png
http://i.imgur.com/f2s0G.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/f2s0G.png
http://i.imgur.com/G1lsp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G1lsp.png
http://i.imgur.com/G5T9W.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G5T9W.png
http://i.imgur.com/G8QfD.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/G8QfD.png
http://i.imgur.com/GOn25.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/GOn25.png
http://i.imgur.com/g0EB2.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/g0EB2.png
http://i.imgur.com/HKmyu.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/HKmyu.png
http://i.imgur.com/h4OtT.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/h4OtT.png
http://i.imgur.com/hdG5a.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hdG5a.png
http://i.imgur.com/hdXfp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hdXfp.png
http://i.imgur.com/hfXmw.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hfXmw.png
http://i.imgur.com/hleys.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/hleys.png
http://i.imgur.com/I0AiJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/I0AiJ.png
41-60
http://i.imgur.com/iSsYc.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/iSsYc.png
http://i.imgur.com/JBZDO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/JBZDO.png
http://i.imgur.com/Ji01D.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Ji01D.png
http://i.imgur.com/jDb4v.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jDb4v.png
http://i.imgur.com/jhfF7.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jhfF7.png
http://i.imgur.com/jq6VL.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jq6VL.png
http://i.imgur.com/KLXX3.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KLXX3.png
http://i.imgur.com/k7yr1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/k7yr1.png
http://i.imgur.com/kETPz.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/kETPz.png
http://i.imgur.com/LIUMV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/LIUMV.png
http://i.imgur.com/LKAKZ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/LKAKZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Lz5uj.png
http://i.imgur.com/l6Dif.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/l6Dif.png
http://i.imgur.com/ldfV9.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ldfV9.png
http://i.imgur.com/lPGoS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lPGoS.png
http://i.imgur.com/lT2IO.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lT2IO.png
http://i.imgur.com/mssk8.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/mssk8.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/PgZ79.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/PgZ79.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/rytqf.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/rytqf.png
http://i.imgur.com/SSEx1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/SSEx1.png
http://i.imgur.com/s1GzN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/s1GzN.png
http://i.imgur.com/tFh1l.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/tFh1l.png
http://i.imgur.com/tVg4z.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/tVg4z.png
http://i.imgur.com/twJKI.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/twJKI.png
http://i.imgur.com/us0sn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/us0sn.png
http://i.imgur.com/uwvgS.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/uwvgS.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/w4Pts.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/w4Pts.png
http://i.imgur.com/RYTpi.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/RYTpi.png
http://i.imgur.com/wQyc8.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/wQyc8.png
http://i.imgur.com/X0pML.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/X0pML.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/xl9dK.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xl9dK.png
http://i.imgur.com/YecKj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/YecKj.png
http://i.imgur.com/YWDIv.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/YWDIv.png
http://i.imgur.com/y50oz.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/y50oz.png
http://i.imgur.com/yW4zF.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/yW4zF.png
http://i.imgur.com/ZHvPK.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ZHvPK.png
http://i.imgur.com/ZOCXB.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ZOCXB.png
http://i.imgur.com/zhFvk.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/zhFvk.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/shj2N.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/shj2N.png
http://i.imgur.com/1h9Zx.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/1h9Zx.png
http://i.imgur.com/EK1lN.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/EK1lN.png
http://i.imgur.com/qW2jc.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/qW2jc.png
http://i.imgur.com/NcSma.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/NcSma.png
http://i.imgur.com/JpnZc.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/JpnZc.png
http://i.imgur.com/fsqkv.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/fsqkv.png
http://i.imgur.com/CgffQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/CgffQ.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/s8D5o.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/s8D5o.png
http://i.imgur.com/lEtTg.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lEtTg.png
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

TheAmishPirate
2012-01-20, 01:30 PM
Yay! It's that new thread smell all over again! Best to start out on the right, diabetes-inducing foot:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jtf9ngNPk1Y/Txin2i0CFII/AAAAAAAAbtw/UqbG6KTwEMI/s1600/115081+-+artist+john_joseco+celestia.jpg

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-20, 01:31 PM
PONIES!!!


that is all...

Kyouhen
2012-01-20, 01:32 PM
Yay! It's that new thread smell all over again! Best to start out on the right, diabetes-inducing foot:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jtf9ngNPk1Y/Txin2i0CFII/AAAAAAAAbtw/UqbG6KTwEMI/s1600/115081+-+artist+john_joseco+celestia.jpg

I'll see your Celestia and raise you a Luna!
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/5/i__m_a_pretty_pretty_princess_too_by_johnjoseco-d4mxe0q.jpg

Sweetie Welf
2012-01-20, 01:32 PM
So, new thread. Time for a image dump?



http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/331/a/3/with_my_cape_and_hat_by_theparagon-d4hj48z.png (http://theparagon.deviantart.com/art/With-My-Cape-and-Hat-271310147)

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/330/5/6/baby_trixie_by_poppun-d4hfcba.png (http://poppun.deviantart.com/art/Baby-Trixie-271133974)

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/006/2/9/baby_trixie_hatless_and_capeless_by_beavernator-d4liflp.png (http://beavernator.deviantart.com/art/Baby-Trixie-Hatless-and-Capeless-277996669)

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/007/5/2/the_cuddly_and_vulnerable_trixie_by_beavernator-d4lkcpx.png (http://beavernator.deviantart.com/art/The-Cuddly-and-Vulnerable-Trixie-278086245)

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/362/1/2/tablets_are_rad_by_paraderpy-d4kiv9s.png (http://paraderpy.deviantart.com/art/Tablets-are-Rad-276337360)

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/010/8/5/rad_is_back_by_paraderpy-d4lyew5.png (http://paraderpy.deviantart.com/art/Rad-is-Back-278742245)

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/006/8/e/the_princess_and_her_servant_by_creepy_screw_ball-d4lk5ar.jpg (http://creepy-screw-ball.deviantart.com/art/The-Princess-and-her-Servant-278076627)

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/003/1/f/a_challenger_appears_by_taskidog-d4l922w.png (http://taskidog.deviantart.com/art/A-Challenger-Appears-277559240)

Atreyu the Masked LLama
2012-01-20, 01:34 PM
Forgive me, ponies, for I've slipped. I'm only on Secret of my Excess as far as Season 2 goes. I don't even know what Hearth-Warming is. I've just been so busy and had company and am working on other projects and...and....I feel like a bad brony!!!

Kairaven
2012-01-20, 01:36 PM
7 more threads until we overtake the DD thread and stake our dominance of Playground. (actually at the rate we are going lately I estimate maybe 10 more threads, so that's....4 months?)

Trixie
2012-01-20, 01:38 PM
Announcement! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

...

A) GitP Steam group Strife proposed last thread materialized here (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GitPony). Everyone welcomed to join! We have group chat and all!

Though, adding your GitP nick in group comments would be nice once you join.

Sadly, group profile isn't complete (yet), but in case anypony had a bit of free time and helped write group brief/description... Well, we have official title of player of the week and vice-admin positions for active bronies :smallwink:

Who knows, maybe it will grow into a nice side community.

...

B) I tried to do my best to update AMV links (10 new ones added). Do you see any problems? Any good links in old thread I missed?

Conversely, list of GitP authors doesn't include all new ponies. Have you posted any fanfiction online? Were you published on ED or Ponychan? Please mail me so I can add you!

...

C) Sorry I missed so much last thread, had to spend a week in bed after accident last week. Oh, well, I'll try to cover it over the weekend somehow.

Forum Explorer
2012-01-20, 01:44 PM
My resolution for the new thread is to finally watch the live stream

vegetalss4
2012-01-20, 01:44 PM
I'll see your Celestia and raise you a Luna!
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/5/i__m_a_pretty_pretty_princess_too_by_johnjoseco-d4mxe0q.jpg


When you raise you have to lay down something of greater value:smalltongue:

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-01-20, 01:45 PM
This pic poses no danger to your pacreas':

http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu55/EvenHuman/HAHA%20TIME%20FOR%20PONIES/vbiEU.png


Your brain? Not so much.

Trixie
2012-01-20, 01:47 PM
Gaze in Ave! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg


http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwyiwlsaP21r6ae7zo2_r1_1280.png

Sorry, MSPANC.

maximus25
2012-01-20, 01:48 PM
That new thread smell.

TheAmishPirate
2012-01-20, 01:51 PM
I'll see your Celestia and raise you a Luna!
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/5/i__m_a_pretty_pretty_princess_too_by_johnjoseco-d4mxe0q.jpg


I'll see your Luna and raise you a Lauren Faust! Pony

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/c/i_ain__t_no_princess_but_i_am_pretty_by_johnjoseco-d4mxye5.jpg

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 01:54 PM
Yay! It's that new thread smell all over again! Best to start out on the right, diabetes-inducing foot:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jtf9ngNPk1Y/Txin2i0CFII/AAAAAAAAbtw/UqbG6KTwEMI/s1600/115081+-+artist+john_joseco+celestia.jpg



I'll see your Celestia and raise you a Luna!
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/5/i__m_a_pretty_pretty_princess_too_by_johnjoseco-d4mxe0q.jpg



*Takes two shots* (Somepony better get that)


I'll see your Luna and raise you a Lauren Faust! Pony

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/c/i_ain__t_no_princess_but_i_am_pretty_by_johnjoseco-d4mxye5.jpg

*and another*

PrinceAquilaDei
2012-01-20, 01:59 PM
Gaze in Ave! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg


http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwyiwlsaP21r6ae7zo2_r1_1280.png

Sorry, MSPANC.

Bedazzling. Is this your work?

And what does MSPANC stand for?

Kyouhen
2012-01-20, 02:14 PM
I'll see your Luna and raise you a Lauren Faust! Pony

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/c/i_ain__t_no_princess_but_i_am_pretty_by_johnjoseco-d4mxye5.jpg

Well I can't beat that. I fold. Wait, how am I even holding these cards?

Zevox
2012-01-20, 02:14 PM
I'll see your Celestia and raise you a Luna!
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/019/2/5/i__m_a_pretty_pretty_princess_too_by_johnjoseco-d4mxe0q.jpg

I see your Luna and raise you a Woona!
With juicebox!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c4f5dcfd758656b1b31447942bebc99a/110171%20-%20Artist%3AStaticWave12%20juicebox%20luna%20woona .png
Zevox

Rebelhero
2012-01-20, 02:16 PM
Ponies once again win an Daily Deviation!
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/012/7/a/my_little_pony___mane_6_by_kaerfel-d4m3xpn.jpg

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-20, 02:18 PM
*sniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiff!*

Ahh, I love that new thread smell. Happy Poni, everypony! Thanks for helping keep me sane through my Crunch Time at the office, even though I haven't the time to reply to much of anything. :)

<3

Athaniar
2012-01-20, 03:09 PM
New thread is good thread. Have some out of context bondage:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qi1x1_9csbc/Txkxiq_8I1I/AAAAAAAAbwg/1iQBftQ_uFA/s1600/pre1.JPGhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k4PaPRGvlds/TxkxmLRzC9I/AAAAAAAAbwo/KUkvJX1XZ8I/s1600/pre2.JPG

BlasTech
2012-01-20, 03:15 PM
I see your Luna and raise you a Woona!
With juicebox!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c4f5dcfd758656b1b31447942bebc99a/110171%20-%20Artist%3AStaticWave12%20juicebox%20luna%20woona .png
Zevox

HNNNNGGGG---

Wow, it's been a while since I needed a new pancreas ... hope the company remembers my shipping address.

It's 1 RainbowxPie Rd, Rarishy, TA

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-20, 04:11 PM
I would just like to take this opportunity to say Mwahahahahaha! I spawned a sorta threadmeme (well, me and SiuiS) Huzzah! Thread-title-inspiring glory is mine!

Muahahahaha!

You guys realise he'll be unlivable with now, right?

More than usual I mean...

...

!!

Yeah, it's almost enough to make you forget you're a chibi, isn't it?

Muahahahaaaaaaaw...

And now I almost feel guilty.

Almost.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 04:30 PM
Kinda surprised you were that restrained o' lichy one.

Diego Havoc
2012-01-20, 04:30 PM
Reposting from the last thread in case people missed it, since it was the very last post before Trixie's.

@Thanqol

~HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~

As always, your present is the delightful combo of ponies and cake:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/681475fedc8d83af0d0b7f67510cb0bd/96419%20-%20angel%20applejack%20artist%3Akiyoshiii%20artist %3Asolar-slash%20cake%20collab%20diabetus%20fluttershy%20ma ne_six%20pinkie_pie%20rainbow_dash%20rarity%20twil ight_sparkle.png

Re: New episode spoilers:
...Ah what the heck, I'll break my no-spoilers policy for once...
...and kinda wish I hadn't since this clearly happens mid-episode and references something we haven't seen yet. :smallannoyed:

Still, it was kinda funny.

Also, an AJ episode! Finally!

Re: Lyra's sitting pose
Lyra's got nothing on Twist:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i93/DiegoHavoc/Pony%20Stuff/TwistSitting.png

Also, Thanqol, I figured I would draw you something, so have a mask cake:
http://www.canterlot.com/uploads/gallery/album_36/gallery_299_36_198264.jpg


C) Sorry I missed so much last thread, had to spend a week in bed after accident last week. Oh, well, I'll try to cover it over the weekend somehow.
Aw, that sucks Trixie. Hope you feel better.

Pokonic
2012-01-20, 04:41 PM
New thread is good thread. Have some out of context bondage:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qi1x1_9csbc/Txkxiq_8I1I/AAAAAAAAbwg/1iQBftQ_uFA/s1600/pre1.JPGhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k4PaPRGvlds/TxkxmLRzC9I/AAAAAAAAbwo/KUkvJX1XZ8I/s1600/pre2.JPG

Ahh, germany, what a wonderful, innocent land...

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 04:46 PM
I just occured to me we seen Rainbow bondage twice so far in canon. Think the series will go for Rule of Three sometime?

TheAmishPirate
2012-01-20, 04:48 PM
C) Sorry I missed so much last thread, had to spend a week in bed after accident last week. Oh, well, I'll try to cover it over the weekend somehow.

Yeesh. That stinks. Feel better soon!

Hopefully one day, doctors will be able to perscribe ponies as an adorable cure-all. Until that day comes, have an image dump:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-51vrCVYzhVY/TxinY9OzxkI/AAAAAAAAboQ/VEYGaAr0sWU/s1600/114224+-+artist+sunshineikimaru+rainbow_dash.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KYhKiMXhftw/TxinZe-XT-I/AAAAAAAAboY/kY00Uat_AaE/s1600/114513+-+artist+theartrix+Bonbon+california_girls_at_8am+c omission+derpy_hooves+equestria_girls+ipod+jersey_ bus_singer+Lyra+youtube.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xFc3PXPykhM/TxinZoBiAGI/AAAAAAAAbog/CRQpVfV6rKQ/s1600/114049+-+Alicorn+artist+cenit+artist+cenit-v+Nightmare_Moon+princess+speedpainting.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tSoLTCaKtkM/Txinaz4px9I/AAAAAAAAbo4/f1WSFARRWks/s1600/114787+-+artist+glittering-pony+cards+Children%2527s_card_game+The_Great_And_ Powerful_Trixie+Trixie.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EcNJs_whssM/TxinbUlYIgI/AAAAAAAAbpA/v7H5YBON7sc/s1600/rarity_is_best_pony_by_iopichio-d4mswvb.jpg

spoiler'd for huge
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y2FADLz37RI/Txincu-c7TI/AAAAAAAAbpQ/PNGz6YeRO98/s1600/eternity__s_sunrise_by_egophiliac-d4mtc0k.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uz66MjluFOU/Txinm-pBGmI/AAAAAAAAbrM/J2JpJj2eOb8/s1600/through_time_and_space_by_nastylady-d4mwki2.png

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ihkbGw5m2HE/TxinfHqWr7I/AAAAAAAAbpo/FcB4mz4-w38/s1600/i_derp_what_i_want_by_mazzlebee-d4mse9s.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Id3JUKP2Blc/TxinoMXdTQI/AAAAAAAAbrc/MPlAMwTPpbE/s1600/114969+-+artist+Mn27+g1+g1_to_g4+Posey+shipping+Surprise.p ng




New thread is good thread. Have some out of context bondage:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qi1x1_9csbc/Txkxiq_8I1I/AAAAAAAAbwg/1iQBftQ_uFA/s1600/pre1.JPGhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k4PaPRGvlds/TxkxmLRzC9I/AAAAAAAAbwo/KUkvJX1XZ8I/s1600/pre2.JPG

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

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-20, 04:57 PM
Kinda surprised you were that restrained o' lichy one.

Well, he ain't having the best of weeks, which takes something of a toll even on his rampaging ego...



I just realised something horrifiying.

You guys are going to absolutely unbearable around Valentine's Day, aren't you?

I mean, I can just about stomach the agressive niceness on an everyday basis, but you're going to be absolutely dreadful, especially encouraged by the fandom at large (and the show itself, if I'm gathering the rumours aright), when holiday and fandom align... Ye gods, it'll be a nightmare of the most dreadful proportions... (Almost as bad as Jubilee being a turned into a Vampire.)

Yeah, I'm absolutely flat-out avoiding ponythread - and ED - on the 14th! And carrying out my Valentine's Day tradition of burying myself in as big a violent massacre as I possibly can to drown out the tide of cloying ickyness with as much rampant death-dealing as I can feasibly manage...

Topaz
2012-01-20, 05:00 PM
Gaze in Ave! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwyiwlsaP21r6ae7zo2_r1_1280.png
*Is Awestruck*

Pokonic
2012-01-20, 05:00 PM
@ Aotrs Commander

Yep, same here. Turns out that lovey-dovy stuff activly disperses negitive energy. Also, I am going to partake in the annual Baking of Cupcakes for Grandma tm., and will be spending to much time making fluffy goodness.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-20, 05:11 PM
@ Aotrs Commander

Yep, same here. Turns out that lovey-dovy stuff activly disperses negitive energy. Also, I am going to partake in the annual Baking of Cupcakes for Grandma tm., and will be spending to much time making fluffy goodness.

Oh crikey, I had'd even considered that!

It...it'll be like bathing in an extended OFC beam, won't it?

I hadn't thought about the fact it would actually be physically painful as well as mentally torturous...!

vegetalss4
2012-01-20, 05:26 PM
I just occured to me we seen Rainbow bondage twice so far in canon. Think the series will go for Rule of Three sometime?

I don't think that a character being tied up should automatically count as bondage. BUT if one does count that, then it has already happened three times:
1:fall weather friends: Rainbow tie herself up due to epic lassoing failtm
2:fall weather friends: Rainbow has her wings tied by Applejack to prevent her from flying.
3:The Return of Harmony part 2: Rainbow is tied up and held by her friends so that twilight can remove Discord Mind-control.

Thanqol
2012-01-20, 05:30 PM
Yeah, it's almost enough to make you forget you're a chibi, isn't it?[/COLOR]

Muahahahaaaaaaaw...

The most adorable sound :smallbiggrin:


Also, Thanqol, I figured I would draw you something, so have a mask cake:
http://www.canterlot.com/uploads/gallery/album_36/gallery_299_36_198264.jpg

Thank you! :smallbiggrin: Also, repeating my thanks to the Prince; that dragon is slick.

MCerberus
2012-01-20, 05:38 PM
I missed a thread? GASP
Anyway, ToR has released its tendrils from me, and now it's time to increase pony exposure. (Pinkie for Sith Lord: an emperor that gives you baked goods)


Although I don't know how my general dev computer (still lacking a graphics card due to lack of funds) will handle my usual methods of stuff with onboard.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 05:40 PM
I don't think that a character being tied up should automatically count as bondage. BUT if one does count that, then it has already happened three times:
1:fall weather friends: Rainbow tie herself up due to epic lassoing failtm
2:fall weather friends: Rainbow has her wings tied by Applejack to prevent her from flying.
3:The Return of Harmony part 2: Rainbow is tied up and held by her friends so that twilight can remove Discord Mind-control.

Well I was going to hold out for three episodes before labeling Rainbow Bondage a thing but if you are going to insist.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-20, 05:52 PM
I missed a thread? GASP
Anyway, ToR has released its tendrils from me, and now it's time to increase pony exposure. (Pinkie for Sith Lord: an emperor that gives you baked goods)


Although I don't know how my general dev computer (still lacking a graphics card due to lack of funds) will handle my usual methods of stuff with onboard.

I was wonderin' what happened to you...

And, by the by, don't you dare laugh at my horrible current condition; it is the tragic consequence of a slight technical mishap while mana molding and it is not funny in the slightest! Right, Hopereaver?

Absolutely boss. Not at all. *nods frantically behind Bleakbane's back*

MCerberus
2012-01-20, 06:00 PM
I was wonderin' what happened to you...

And, by the by, don't you dare laugh at my horrible current condition; it is the tragic consequence of a slight technical mishap while mana molding and it is not funny in the slightest! Right, Hopereaver?

Absolutely boss. Not at all. *nods frantically behind Bleakbane's back*

So does this make you more or less vulnerable to directed laughter radiation attacks?

Pokonic
2012-01-20, 06:05 PM
Oh crikey, I had'd even considered that!

It...it'll be like bathing in an extended OFC beam, won't it?

I hadn't thought about the fact it would actually be physically painful as well as mentally torturous...!

It is when you still have flesh. Not sure about lichs like you, tho.
I feel for all those poor buggers traped in a well and stuff, even more for those out at sea. Eventualy, you learn that tape is your friend. I have a few staples in my tounge just to make sure it does not fall out (when the nice pirate tells you they will make you shut up, shut up).
As for the pure joy generated on that day, I have to retreate to the local libraries teen fiction section, lest I start loseing major limb function due to them falling off.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-20, 06:08 PM
So does this make you more or less vulnerable to directed laughter radiation attacks?

Let me counter with that question with another question: I have just had a dozen new additions to the sector fleet. With big guns. Really, really big guns.

...

That...wasn't a quest-

Hush, Hopereaver.

*sigh*

...

Also, the station's shields are up, after Kyouhen shot him with the hug cannon yesterday. And yes, before you ask, judging from the state of the ponies while we where removing them from the station, his Con Drain is still running unimpeded...

What was that?

I...was just saying how awesome you are, chief.

Righto. Carry on.

*facepalm*

MCerberus
2012-01-20, 06:11 PM
Strange then, you've never come over for tea since I retrofitted this chunk of the HARMONY system into a battleship.

Well, you must have your reasons for being on the other side of the planet.

Pokonic
2012-01-20, 06:27 PM
Well, you must have your reasons for being on the other side of the planet.

He forgot to turn off the power core at the house, silly!

Tectonic Robot
2012-01-20, 06:43 PM
Well, I lost my pony avatar and got a Tectonic Robot one. I'm... not sure if that's what I pictured as a Tectonic Robot, but if someone's going to make me an avatar, I'll darn well use that as an avatar.

Tiki Snakes
2012-01-20, 07:12 PM
You know how your current condition is actually the result of a tragic accident and not the actions of someone chibifying or X-menifying people? I just really like magneto. I'm not sure Thanqol is even an X-man and that was probably self-inflicted too. It was worth putting the costume together just for the reaction though.

Of course, I now have all of the reds and purples. All of them. It's actually a little overpowering to look at.

Speaking of self inflicted injuries, I wouldn't worry too much about the 14th. Surely you of all people don't believe in this power of love (http://youtu.be/ShN8UIk5-mw) stuff? :smallwink:

Pokonic
2012-01-20, 07:52 PM
Speaking of self inflicted injuries, I wouldn't worry too much about the 14th. Surely you of all people don't believe in this power of love (http://youtu.be/ShN8UIk5-mw) stuff? :smallwink:

My Rotton Organs! "sorta dies, twiches occasionaly"

otakuryoga
2012-01-20, 08:01 PM
speaking of valentines day

think they will keep the valentine stuff between married couples? or will they show dating couples?(straight only of course...NO WAY they will show a mare/mare couple..and colt/colt? pfft even more out of the realm of the possible)
and do you think they will use established BG ponies?(they better not ruin Lyra/Bonbon) or introduce new ones?

did not spoiler this as it is so very general

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 08:45 PM
So I found a cool pony series:


http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/012/c/6/ff7_dash_by_123hamster-d4m3slz.jpg
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/015/f/6/applejack_tifa_by_123hamster-d4mg70r.jpg
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/014/a/0/scootayuffie_by_123hamster-d4mbgef.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/016/5/1/twilight_sephiroth_by_123hamster-d4mjqce.jpg


From Here (http://123hamster.deviantart.com/)

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-20, 09:00 PM
speaking of valentines day

think they will keep the valentine stuff between married couples? or will they show dating couples?(straight only of course...NO WAY they will show a mare/mare couple..and colt/colt? pfft even more out of the realm of the possible)
and do you think they will use established BG ponies?(they better not ruin Lyra/Bonbon) or introduce new ones?

did not spoiler this as it is so very general

Well I think I remember seeing a short, one-sentence synopsis of the valentines episode somewhere and I'm looking forward to it. I won't spoil anything though as I know some ponies don't really like spoilers of this nature. (I'm fine with this sort of thing myself although I avoid the threads on Saturday mornings to avoid more specific spoilers)

Also, I doubt they'll ruin Lyra/BonBon for us. Honestly they'd have to go out of their way to do it. There are a million other background ponies to use for a one off scene, what are the chances they'd pick one of those two?

Anarion
2012-01-20, 09:25 PM
C) Sorry I missed so much last thread, had to spend a week in bed after accident last week. Oh, well, I'll try to cover it over the weekend somehow.

Aww. I hope you feel better.


*Takes two shots* (Somepony better get that)



*and another*

Do we have a thread drinking game I'm not aware of?


I would just like to take this opportunity to say Mwahahahahaha! I spawned a sorta threadmeme (well, me and SiuiS) Huzzah! Thread-title-inspiring glory is mine!

Muahahahaha!

You guys realise he'll be unlivable with now, right?

More than usual I mean...

...

!!

Yeah, it's almost enough to make you forget you're a chibi, isn't it?

Muahahahaaaaaaaw...

And now I almost feel guilty.

Almost.


Well, he ain't having the best of weeks, which takes something of a toll even on his rampaging ego...



I just realised something horrifiying.

You guys are going to absolutely unbearable around Valentine's Day, aren't you?

I mean, I can just about stomach the agressive niceness on an everyday basis, but you're going to be absolutely dreadful, especially encouraged by the fandom at large (and the show itself, if I'm gathering the rumours aright), when holiday and fandom align... Ye gods, it'll be a nightmare of the most dreadful proportions... (Almost as bad as Jubilee being a turned into a Vampire.)

Yeah, I'm absolutely flat-out avoiding ponythread - and ED - on the 14th! And carrying out my Valentine's Day tradition of burying myself in as big a violent massacre as I possibly can to drown out the tide of cloying ickyness with as much rampant death-dealing as I can feasibly manage...

Glad to see you're doing well. Just hang in there, and the cute madness will pass soon. Then you can lower your shields and relax your guard fully, with no worries at all.

Besides, it's just as likely that the Valentines Day episode will ruin somepony's OTP and lead to strife and misery, so it could end up working out for you.


So I found a cool pony series:


http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/012/c/6/ff7_dash_by_123hamster-d4m3slz.jpg
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/015/f/6/applejack_tifa_by_123hamster-d4mg70r.jpg
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/014/a/0/scootayuffie_by_123hamster-d4mbgef.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/016/5/1/twilight_sephiroth_by_123hamster-d4mjqce.jpg


From Here (http://123hamster.deviantart.com/)

Why is Twilight Sephiroth? That should be Nightmare Moon I think, with Twilight being Aerith or something.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-20, 09:41 PM
Do we have a thread drinking game I'm not aware of?

Nope its something a bunch of bronies (by which I mean the EqD staff, Bronyville folk, a couple of artists, and Mic the Microphone Zero hosting) came up with in a live cast. Everytime somepony says John Joseco you take a drink.

*Drinks*


Why is Twilight Sephiroth? That should be Nightmare Moon I think, with Twilight being Aerith or something.

No idea, but the art is great.

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-20, 09:47 PM
Nope its something a bunch of bronies (by which I mean the EqD staff, Bronyville folk, a couple of artists, and Mic the Microphone Zero hosting) came up with in a live cast. Everytime somepony says John Joseco you take a drink.

*Drinks*


Man, stupid lack of alcohol money. I never get to do fun things like take a shot whenever someone says John Joseco. :smalltongue:

The livecast sounds like it was fun too.

Rebelhero
2012-01-20, 10:08 PM
Well I think I remember seeing a short, one-sentence synopsis of the valentines episode somewhere and I'm looking forward to it. I won't spoil anything though as I know some ponies don't really like spoilers of this nature. (I'm fine with this sort of thing myself although I avoid the threads on Saturday mornings to avoid more specific spoilers)

Also, I doubt they'll ruin Lyra/BonBon for us. Honestly they'd have to go out of their way to do it. There are a million other background ponies to use for a one off scene, what are the chances they'd pick one of those two?

I think they will cast Lyra and Bon-bon as simply "VERY close best friends".
ALSO last episode did anyone else happen to catch Mr. cake calling Ms. Cake Bon-bon?


Man, stupid lack of alcohol money. I never get to do fun things like take a shot whenever someone says John Joseco. :smalltongue:

The livecast sounds like it was fun too.

It was lots of fun.
*water shots*

Anarion
2012-01-20, 10:25 PM
*water shots*

Good call. I was only watching it for about 45 minutes last night, and I'm pretty sure 40+ alcohol shots would kill most ponies.

Gamerlord
2012-01-20, 10:33 PM
speaking of valentines day

think they will keep the valentine stuff between married couples? or will they show dating couples?(straight only of course...NO WAY they will show a mare/mare couple..and colt/colt? pfft even more out of the realm of the possible)
and do you think they will use established BG ponies?(they better not ruin Lyra/Bonbon) or introduce new ones?

did not spoiler this as it is so very general
I suspect they might try to sneak a quick glimpse of Lyra/Bon-Bon past the censors, probably something like a two to three second glimpse of them cuddling in the background, that or making them very,very,very, close friends. On the main topic however, I'm willing to bet they are going to pair up some secondary characters, and I would not be surprised if at some point in the show at least one member of the mane cast gets a coltfriend, though probably not during the valentine's day episode, as that risks stuffing too much plot in one episode.
EDIT:....."too much plot"...*snicker*.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 12:04 AM
Good call. I was only watching it for about 45 minutes last night, and I'm pretty sure 40+ alcohol shots would kill most ponies.

Only the light weights. I got rightly Berry Punchy playing along. (I kid save you livers everypony)

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-21, 12:43 AM
Also, I doubt they'll ruin Lyra/BonBon for us. Honestly they'd have to go out of their way to do it. There are a million other background ponies to use for a one off scene, what are the chances they'd pick one of those two?
To be perfectly fair, at last estimates Lyra composes roughly 24% of that million.

erikun
2012-01-21, 12:45 AM
I see your Luna and raise you a Woona!
With juicebox!
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c4f5dcfd758656b1b31447942bebc99a/110171%20-%20Artist%3AStaticWave12%20juicebox%20luna%20woona .png
Zevox
I see your Luna, and raise you another!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx09m0wIFh1r2r7jpo2_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1327210397&Signature=jnn3JVNE38F%2FxkbVPH8zsx97XM4%3D (http://lovetomorrowlove.tumblr.com/post/15016728548/dec-22-2011-luna-stream-pics-part-2)
click for direct link if the image stops working

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/235/9/b/raising_the_moon_by_willdrawforfood1-d47mqf3.png (http://willdrawforfood1.deviantart.com/art/Raising-the-Moon-254682687)

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/078/6/f/lunas_by_mlpazureglow-d3byu32.png (http://mlpazureglow.deviantart.com/art/LunaS-201499598)

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/279/8/7/la_luna_by_horselandgirl-d4bzx9z.png (http://horselandgirl.deviantart.com/art/La-Luna-Request-262016567)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/209/9/7/an_evening_with_luna_by_jaymanney4life-d41znki.png (http://jaymanney4life.deviantart.com/art/An-Evening-With-Luna-245207826)

MCerberus
2012-01-21, 01:28 AM
I see your Luna, and raise you another!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx09m0wIFh1r2r7jpo2_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1327210397&Signature=jnn3JVNE38F%2FxkbVPH8zsx97XM4%3D (http://lovetomorrowlove.tumblr.com/post/15016728548/dec-22-2011-luna-stream-pics-part-2)
click for direct link if the image stops working

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/235/9/b/raising_the_moon_by_willdrawforfood1-d47mqf3.png (http://willdrawforfood1.deviantart.com/art/Raising-the-Moon-254682687)

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/078/6/f/lunas_by_mlpazureglow-d3byu32.png (http://mlpazureglow.deviantart.com/art/LunaS-201499598)

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/279/8/7/la_luna_by_horselandgirl-d4bzx9z.png (http://horselandgirl.deviantart.com/art/La-Luna-Request-262016567)

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/209/9/7/an_evening_with_luna_by_jaymanney4life-d41znki.png (http://jaymanney4life.deviantart.com/art/An-Evening-With-Luna-245207826)

I call your lunas with a monocle woona
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/250/a/2/monocle_wuna_by_gitpmcerberus-d497dha.png

show them cards!

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 01:34 AM
well...at least one of my area walmarts has blind bags...picked up 2 on my way home from work..got Lemon Hearts and Pepperdance
(sadly they did not have Pinkie, Sparkly Pinkie, Sparkly Twilight Sparkle, or Best Pony Fluttershy)
when i stopped there Tuesday they were re-arranging their toy section and hadnt put Pony out yet...if i had stuck around i could have had dibs on the box and gotten those :smallfrown:
but i was tired and went home


I think they will cast Lyra and Bon-bon as simply "VERY close best friends".



I suspect they might try to sneak a quick glimpse of Lyra/Bon-Bon past the censors, probably something like a two to three second glimpse of them cuddling in the background, that or making them very,very,very, close friends. On the main topic however, I'm willing to bet they are going to pair up some secondary characters, and I would not be surprised if at some point in the show at least one member of the mane cast gets a coltfriend, though probably not during the valentine's day episode, as that risks stuffing too much plot in one episode.
EDIT:....."too much plot"...*snicker*.

the blowback from "Family" groups if they made a mare/mare couple canon would be too much...
as for sneaking stuff past the self appointed censors from said groups hopefully it would be a little more than what we got in winter wrap up between Berry and Colgate :smallwink:





To be perfectly fair, at last estimates Lyra composes roughly 24% of that million.

exactly...lyra is most used BG pony, she is a veritable 1 pony army

Grif
2012-01-21, 01:53 AM
Oh. New thread.

I need to find our list of Elements of Ponythread again. Too long since I reposted.

AlterForm
2012-01-21, 02:01 AM
Impressions of Yours Truly (for Thanqol)
Firstly, some stream of consciousness thoughts as I read:

Upon opening the document: Only a 1-inch scrollbar? Huh, expected there to be more.
Upon finishing the first letter and fully loading to document: challenge_accepted.jpg

post facto: RD's first letter is like one big swansong/loveletter to DBC's fanon. Thanks for that.

post post facto: And for that matter, the remainder of the FS/RD subplot feels like a loveletter to Phoe's Rainbows.

How vaguely meta that Twilight remarks on how Applejack doesn't expound upon how she's doing, and then Applejack (accidentally?) dodges the question.

Everypony sounds very in character, with regards to how they would write a letter.

And then Twilight presses Applejack. And then Applejack goes whole hog. And she's verbose, but ... remarkbly well "spoken." I get the feeling it's almost cathartic for her to be writing about everything to Twilight.

Reichenbach Falls. Stay classy, Thanqol. (Also there's some weirdness with pronouns. I think Winona gets referred to as "he" : "See, Rarity got to him before I did, And next I saw my poor dog"

Having an apostrophe at the end of a fully formed word is disorienting. Part of me wants to read "somethin" and the other part wants to read "something."

It'd be nice to have that boring-skip spell, Twilight, but I think it wouldn't be worth it. The grass is always greener, and after a while, mightn't you start pining for the quiet downtime of pots boiling and paint drying? Maybe that's just me.

I like Applejack's idiosyncrasy about capitalizaing "And" in the middle of sentences. It feels ... right.

"I think that if I can leave any legacy this school will truly appreciate, it's testing each of these nonsense rules and finding out which ones are important and which ones are superstition and tradition." --> "WE SHALL DO SCIENCE TO THEM" :smallbiggrin:

Ooh, Spitfire, trying to get Fluttershy in on buckling down on RD? That's cold, girl; ice cold.

Applejack's story with Daydrop was shockingly dark, if couched in the bright pastels of the setting. Fillyhood friends drifting apart because their cutie marks didn't match up is a rather chilling deconstruction of the cutie mark system. Not sure if you intended it that way, but that's what I got from it.

Twilight's response to it feels a little forced, though. Obviously you're restricted in the show/tell area here, but that opening line felt rather heavyhanded.

I'm really liking the dynamic of the FS/RD plot. Great example of how to Show rather than Tell in a letter format.

Oh dear. Fecal matter, meet oscillating airflow mechanism. (RD quits, AJ furious, TS declares love)

Big Mac being a cheap date had me smiling, though.

You know, on a personal level, I've never understood why folks get in such a tizzy over exams. I mean, honestly, you should know roughly how well you're going to do going into it. Maybe I just test well and never have to sweat them. But really, why do folks always try to weasel their ways out of exams? Ugh.

"Yo, Fancy Pants, mah homie, wanna go fight some Diamond Dogs broski?" :smallwink:

Adventure Time with Rarity, Fancy Pants, Hoity Toity, and Fleur? This adventure will be FABULOUS.

...

Daaa~~aaw

Loved the Old Story.

Wow, Derpy. Mad respect, yo. Mad respect. ::brohoof::

...

Godspeed, Applejack. (You earned tears for that scene, well done)


Okay, putting Aria de l'Etoile (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9MNOnhPafQ) back on loop for the last couple letters was simultaneously regrettable and appropriate.

And a slightly more cogent overview
This is, ultimately, the story of Applejack and Twilight Sparkle. Please don't try to bill it otherwise. There are hints of other stories; brief vignettes of the lives and times of the other ponies we know. It falls, however, upon Applejack and Twilight to drive the plot and the emotion as life swirls around them.

I want to leave it there, but I think I owe a bit more than that. A story is already the distillation of the most essential, most fascinating elements of a fictional character's life, and here you've managed to distill that down even further. Any misstep could more easily throw off the flow of Yours Truly than most other stories, and you've managed to avoid making any such mistakes as far as I read.

It drove me to tears, yes, and I can say without reading their reviews that you drove many others to tears as well.

But, coming around to consider my considerations, I think the greatest praise I can offer (personally) is that you managed to make me want to read on. You satisfied my First Rule of Fanfiction: (written here for the first time ever, I think)

The Fanfiction must, by its very nature, be both a product of an established reality and a newly manufactured one. Should the writer fail to rely upon the established reality they leave the reader questioning the purpose of the piece's implicit claim to that reality; should the writer fail to strike out far enough on their own they leave the reader questioning the creative value of the piece.

Verbose, yes. If only I had had more time, I would have written you a shorter rule. :smallredface:

I hope you can understand what I mean by it, especially with regards to your extension of the personalities of Applejack and Twilight.



Since you want to improve it, though, I suppose I can pick some nits:

Applejack's apostrophe/abbreviation thing. Choose one (somethin' / something) and stick with it. I have never seen the accent rendered that way before, and I wager most readers won't have either.

Mind your Shows and Tells. As I mentioned, Twilight's response to the Daydrop story feels forced.

I don't think I like RD's ultimatum of a letter. I think I'd prefer it if the dynamic of RD's responses being hidden were maintained completely. Yeah ... RD isn't a pony of words, as you show later by her stunt at the bonfire dance. Please see if you can rewrite her letter to be implied by FS's response.

Oh, random thing. One of the letters has a date on it. April 1st 2012?

And that's ... well that's it, I guess. I can't find fault with the last series of letters. Or perhaps I can't bring myself to. Either way, I can't offer any more in the way of feedback.

Thanqol
2012-01-21, 02:12 AM
Well, I lost my pony avatar and got a Tectonic Robot one. I'm... not sure if that's what I pictured as a Tectonic Robot, but if someone's going to make me an avatar, I'll darn well use that as an avatar.

I warned you about what I do with vague descriptions, dawg. (Don't feel obligated to use the avatar though :smallwink: )


Impressions of Yours Truly (for Thanqol)

Since you want to improve it, though, I suppose I can pick some nits:

Applejack's apostrophe/abbreviation thing. Choose one (somethin' / something) and stick with it. I have never seen the accent rendered that way before, and I wager most readers won't have either.

This is a direct result of using ctrl-F and spellcheck to do broad sweep editing. I now hate ctrl-F's use in broad sweep editing; I've scheduled a line-by-line review sometime in the near future.


Oh, random thing. One of the letters has a date on it. April 1st 2012?

From when I was dating each update so people following along as I wrote would know where new content started.


And that's ... well that's it, I guess. I can't find fault with the last series of letters. Or perhaps I can't bring myself to. Either way, I can't offer any more in the way of feedback.

Thank you for the review, I'm glad you liked it :smallredface: I've added your comments to the review document and will keep it all in mind during my rewrites. (I was also glad to see you caught my Pony Fanfiction Intertextuality. It's good to have cultured ponies around to catch my references)

grimbold
2012-01-21, 03:26 AM
new episode today!

EEEP

Noctemwolf
2012-01-21, 03:31 AM
new episode today!

EEEP

Can't wait! Staying up all night... Mostly because I have nothing better to do. :smalleek:

You know, I always subscribe to this thread, but I never bother actually following it...

SiuiS
2012-01-21, 03:41 AM
New thread is good thread. Have some out of context bondage:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qi1x1_9csbc/Txkxiq_8I1I/AAAAAAAAbwg/1iQBftQ_uFA/s1600/pre1.JPGhttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k4PaPRGvlds/TxkxmLRzC9I/AAAAAAAAbwo/KUkvJX1XZ8I/s1600/pre2.JPG

I feel impelled as the only guild member who still posts in that capacity to bring up...

No means No. Safety and comfort are a prime concern, even when, say, tightly and amateurishly binding very sensitive parts of pony anatomy cumbersomely to the trunk (I'm lookin' at you, Applejack).


Kinda surprised you were that restrained o' lichy one.

It's the lack of the full barrel chest. Just sorta impedes full effect.


Well I was going to hold out for three episodes before labeling Rainbow Bondage a thing but if you are going to insist.


I insist.


I was wonderin' what happened to you...

And, by the by, don't you dare laugh at my horrible current condition; it is the tragic consequence of a slight technical mishap while mana molding and it is not funny in the slightest! Right, Hopereaver?

Funny you should emphasize slight, Bleakbane :smallwink:



Also, the station's shields are up, after Kyouhen shot him with the hug cannon yesterday. And yes, before you ask, judging from the state of the ponies while we where removing them from the station, his Con Drain is still running unimpeded...

What was that?

I...was just saying how awesome you are, chief.

Righto. Carry on.

*facepalm*

I am going to remain conspicuously silent. Watch.









































I think they will cast Lyra and Bon-bon as simply "VERY close best friends".
ALSO last episode did anyone else happen to catch Mr. cake calling Ms. Cake Bon-bon?

I recall her being called "cupcake" but no, with working (ie non-YouTube) subtitles I did not catch that. When abouts would we be looking?

Still waiting for Starry to recover before embarrassing her further, by the way.

Rebelhero
2012-01-21, 03:53 AM
I recall her being called "cupcake" but no, with working (ie non-YouTube) subtitles I did not catch that. When abouts would we be looking?

Still waiting for Starry to recover before embarrassing her further, by the way.

It was the scene as they are rushing to get ready for the delivery i believe.

I do believe i replied to Starry's current condition. something about Skyrocket having leftover harem getups.
Unless you replied and i missed that!
Dang things get buried easily in pony thread.

Trixie
2012-01-21, 05:31 AM
well...at least one of my area walmarts has blind bags...picked up 2 on my way home from work..got Lemon Hearts and Pepperdance
(sadly they did not have Pinkie, Sparkly Pinkie, Sparkly Twilight Sparkle, or Best Pony Fluttershy)
when i stopped there Tuesday they were re-arranging their toy section and hadnt put Pony out yet...if i had stuck around i could have had dibs on the box and gotten those :smallfrown:

IIRC... You know, you can... cheat fate when it comes to picking a pony in 'blind' bag? :smallwink:

Just making sure in case it helps. Also, if your Walmart has purple transparent Twilight, I'd kill for one of these. Oh, and are these pink or purple blind bags? If purple, they don't have sparkly Pinkie/Twilight at all, sadly.

Gamerlord
2012-01-21, 05:41 AM
Episode 18 synopsis! (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/01/episode-announcement-friend-in-deed.html)
Episode Title: A Friend in Deed

Air Date: February 18, 2012
Summary: Pinkie Pie tries to turn Cranky Doodle Donkey, the only creature to refuse her friendship.

Congrats Fluttershy, you're the new Applejack.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 06:41 AM
It was the scene as they are rushing to get ready for the delivery i believe.

I recall it being "honey bun", which I think he's called her before. He also uses "sugar plum", which doesn't sound much like BonBon though

Grif
2012-01-21, 07:32 AM
Ugh. Posting this from the airport. It's shaping up to be one of the worst night ever. My flight is apparently yesterday, not today, which I completely forgot. Because of the holiday season, all the other flights are fully booked as well. Yeah, pretty depressed at burning my ticket and not being able to back to my hometown...

I probably should stop here. Sorry, just needed to vent.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-21, 07:32 AM
So, I'm clearly more rattled than even I thought, as I had an actual nightmare last night, while meditating, which for me is vanishingly unusual.

I was alive, heading home on the bus after visiting the zoo1, when I looked down at my hand and saw a rash. (I say "rash", there were, like actual pustules or something.) So, I then thought that I was required to see a medical professional as a matter of urgency (on account of this being one of the symptoms of menigitus - it's sufficiently contagious that everyone who lives in the same house is issued with an antibiotic, to stop the spread, but doesn't aparently stop the disase is already present, as I understand it - and more importantly my subconscious understood it.)

So, I went into an NHS facility of some sort in town, and was analysed and promptly told that I had not only menigitis, but AIDS as well. Which, on querying how that was phyicially possible, apparently developed spontaneously. Nothing by halves, me...

For anypony thinking that last part was random, it is instructive to note that, in the mid-to-late eighties (probably before most of the other UK ponies were even born!), there was a big advertising campaign about AIDS. At the time, it was a mysterious and very difficult to treat fatal condition, and as a child, it terrified me. It took until Mum pointing out that you couldn't even catch it if you licked a spoon someone with it has also licked - which is pretty grosse at the best of times - that my fear lessened somewhat. (I think it was around the time my middle (baby) sister died, which really didn't help.)

So, my nightmare managed to dredge up a twenty-year old, half-forgotten fear. And on top of that, provided an explanation that stands not only first glance, but second - as my dream said I had AIDS, not necessarily HIV, so it would be concievable that I had developed a condition that was similar, but had a different cause...

Even in my nightmares, I manage to be internally plausible...

*skullpalm*

So, yeah. Good start... Glad it's new pony today, I think I need the distraction. (Notably, apart from ponythread, I managed little else constructive yesterday...)



1Visits to fantastical zoos and museums are, for some reason, an infrequent but recurrent theme in my dreams, often for no apparent reason...

Gamerlord
2012-01-21, 10:03 AM
Ugh. Posting this from the airport. It's shaping up to be one of the worst night ever. My flight is apparently yesterday, not today, which I completely forgot. Because of the holiday season, all the other flights are fully booked as well. Yeah, pretty depressed at burning my ticket and not being able to back to my hometown...

I probably should stop here. Sorry, just needed to vent.
Hope your day improves. :smallfrown:

Gideon Falcon
2012-01-21, 10:11 AM
Very minor spoiler, so not tagging:
EDIT: Alright, fine!

DERPY IS CANON!!!http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png

Tectonic Robot
2012-01-21, 10:11 AM
NEW EPISODE:
DERPY WAS CALLED DERPY

AND SPOKER

I don't really like the voice they made for her. ;~;

Deadly
2012-01-21, 10:12 AM
New Episode
Argh! Stream crashed the very second Derpy appeared. Missed that whole bit :((((

Viera Champion
2012-01-21, 10:19 AM
Awww darn... I posted on the wrong thread...

Gideon Falcon
2012-01-21, 10:19 AM
Pinkie's the big guns? This is going to be good.

Litewarior
2012-01-21, 10:20 AM
New Episode:Derpy canon seems to be thus so far:
Clumsy
A little slow
Always happy

Also: Last commercial break: DRAMATIC PINKIE ZOOM

Viera Champion
2012-01-21, 10:21 AM
Gah! Commercials! I Don't Care About Commercials!

Tectonic Robot
2012-01-21, 10:28 AM
Very minor spoiler, so not tagging:


DERPY IS CANON!!!http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png



Dude! Spoiler your MINOR spoiler! Right this instant!

Gideon Falcon
2012-01-21, 10:29 AM
SHE BROKE THE PINKIE PROMISE!

BUNNY IN THE ROAD!

Oh, poor applejack.

And fluttercheesy.

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-21, 10:30 AM
So i sorta had a MLP dream last night. though no real ponies were involved.

The basic gist of it was that i wanted to make something to show off (and possibly sell) to you guys on this thread, so i asked... someone, either my dad, or a nonexistent brother, or a friend or something, to help me make 3-D gingerbread cookies. (Don’t ask how that worked, idk.) we moulded them like little clay dolls and made them all perfect, and put them in the oven to cook, we might have painted them a little bit before cooking them, but I’m not sure. What i remember we made four of them, Pinkie pie, Applejack, aaand... im going to say Twilight and Fluttershy.

Well then while it was cooking i had to go to work... which for some reason involved removing organs from dead people and putting them into a garbage bag, while on the floor of a mall and while my mom and boss watched/helped(?).

Then it turns out the Applejack statue/cookie broke while baking, and the pinkie one got a huge crack along her neck (though we figured we could just cover that up with paint/icing) not sure what happened to the other two. Then pretty much everyone instantly assumed that i was a hardcore bronie just because i was making some statue-cookie ponies, and began buying me all sorts of pony playsets and toys, all while i tried to explain that it was only because i wanted something to show off and potentially sell to you guys, but they wouldn't listen.


Suffice to say it was not a pleasant dream.


Edit: And whats the name of the new episode? i must see the derpy thing

Deadly
2012-01-21, 10:31 AM
New Episode
Oh boy, RD's gonna get is!

Heh, I think I liked this episode. Going to need to see it another time, though, as always. Don't have a lot to say about it right now, since I missed the Derpy bit :(

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 10:33 AM
New episode knocked me speechless. I couldn't even type in the IRC.

Orzel
2012-01-21, 10:34 AM
What??!! No replay?!!!


Derpy NAMED AND SPOKED! Voice is meh. No mention of muffins.
Thanks for the throwaway mention guys. /sarcasm

The Mayor loves money. Figures.

I love Lucy gag. Nice.

Awful Liarjack is back.

Nice episode.

Pendulous
2012-01-21, 10:34 AM
Episode stuff

I understand the reasoning behind the voice, but that doesn't make it not annoying as crap.

Apparently Ashleigh Ball did the voice

Pinkie Pie stole the episode.

Yes apparently Fluttershy is the new Apple Jack

Missed a little due to stream crash, when they first find AJ

At least there was a considerable amount of RD and Fluttershy in the episode. While I don't like the fact they kinda skimped on the Apple Jack in her own freaking episode, it was very enjoyable.

Athaniar
2012-01-21, 10:35 AM
New Episode!
Derpy. Is. Canon.

Derpy. Is. Voiced. Sounds like I imagined her to, too.

Also, angry Pinkie is scary.

Diego Havoc
2012-01-21, 10:42 AM
New episode:
Good episode. Pinkie steals the show from AJ though. Derpy speaking was probably the highlight, though I'm not sure I care for the voice. I'll have to rewatch to hear it again, but there was no repeat :( Gotta wait for Youtube.

Break a Pinkie promise: Pinkie breaks your legs. PINKIE RAGE!

I wonder if there's already fanart of Cherry Jubilee and the Mail Pony.

Sudden realisation: Is Derpy not a mail pony then? We've never seen her in that uniform.

Sudden realisation 2: We will soon see fanart of Derpy in that uniform XD

I still prefer Ditzy Doo as a name, but I guess I can't fight it. Derpy is her canon name.

Her canon nickname. Ditzy is her real name. I'll never give up :smallamused:

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 10:42 AM
what the *^$@
they arent reshowing the new episode?????

1st thoughts
Rodeo time..hrrrmmmm

Derpy is Canon name now..no ifs ands or buts...and she SPEAKS!

Dinky next to and looking at a stallion...daddy?

good lookin new charcoal grey BG colt

Pinkie...how did you mess up yelling surprise?

Derpy is NOT mailmare

o, of course, growing cherries on the ranch..not a nevada style "ranch" -- i HAVE warned you all that my mind resides in the gutter

I Love Lucy..'nuff said

Go Pinkie

damnit Pinkie, I'll talk...I'll talk (though the cherrychanga sounds good)

O DEAR GAWD....RUN FOR YOUR LIFE AJ

nice splitting hairs AJ

hah, beat the train im safe now....o, right, wings




IIRC... You know, you can... cheat fate when it comes to picking a pony in 'blind' bag? :smallwink:

Just making sure in case it helps. Also, if your Walmart has purple transparent Twilight, I'd kill for one of these. Oh, and are these pink or purple blind bags? If purple, they don't have sparkly Pinkie/Twilight at all, sadly.

oh, i know...but they only had #'s 13, 15-19
i want #1 Pinkie
#6 Fluttershy
#22 sparkly Pinkie
#23 sparkly Sparkle

Deadly
2012-01-21, 10:43 AM
They are reshowing it, I'm watching it right now. It just derped at first and showed an older episode

Orzel
2012-01-21, 10:46 AM
Episode stuff

I understand the reasoning behind the voice, but that doesn't make it not annoying as crap.

Apparently Ashleigh Ball did the voice



Yeah, I recognized her voice at the first 2 words.

Although I expected she'd be more light pitched and cheery.

It's a nice voice. Just not what I thought I hear. Stupid expectations ruining EVERYTHING!

I'll get used to it.

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 10:46 AM
They are reshowing it, I'm watching it right now. It just derped at first and showed an older episode

i am watching Family Appreciation Day on the hub right now :smallfrown:

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-21, 10:48 AM
New episode
I really enjoyed this episode. It was laugh out loud funny but didn't seem to depend on the total zanyness (Crazy Twilight, Fluttershy murdering a bear, etc) that Lesson Zero did. Pinkie really stole the show but everypony had some good moments.

And Derpy is canon... That just happened. Her voice was jarring to me at first as was her clutzyness but by the end of that scene she was already growing on me.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 10:48 AM
i am watching Family Appreciation Day on the hub right now :smallfrown:

Huh... then I'm not sure what's going on. Brony TV is streaming the new episode, in any case

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 10:49 AM
i am watching Family Appreciation Day on the hub right now :smallfrown:

Same here I can only speculate we've reached enough episode mass they aren't going to do instant replays to fill out the morning.

Kairaven
2012-01-21, 10:50 AM
episode

oh boy pony time!

It's and AKR episode, should be good

what what WHAT!!! awww... season 2 ruined my ditzy doo fanon

very manic and exciting episode, AKR went all out, having seen her one youtube video, I can tell this episode is very her. But the plot is predictable.

It's the first pony episode that I am conflicted with I almost feel like it was overboard on the wackiness a bit. Have to decide on rewatch.

wow, episode really feels short, that's usually a good sign, time flies when you are having fun.

if we talk about cutie mark failure syndrom, it seems AJ's trigger is when she fails in self inflicted responsibilities.

lastly....

AJ episode.
Pinkie steals spotlight....

vegetalss4
2012-01-21, 10:51 AM
Well I was going to hold out for three episodes before labeling Rainbow Bondage a thing but if you are going to insist.
NO! No insisting!
If I must insist, I insist that merely being tied up isn't necessary bondage and that there thus is no canon bondage, rainbow or otherwise.


New Episode
Oh boy, RD's gonna get is!

Heh, I think I liked this episode. Going to need to see it another time, though, as always. Don't have a lot to say about it right now, since I missed the Derpy bit :(

You chose the BronyTV link too huh? or was there failure at multiple steams?
New Episode

Applebloom sure is cute in that Hat.

Missed most of the derpy due to technical problems. Why must today be the day they decide to show two different episodes instead of the same one twice.:smallfrown:

Pinkie gets major props for kindness,which more than makes up for later deliberative annoyance.

All of them are worried about you AJ, you really should have expected that.

Wonder why Rarity/Twillight didn't use magic to sort cherries instead of using their hooves.
Guns are now cannon, what do you know.

why did they take the cart, it isn't like they are faster that way than when running on their own?
possible explanation, this way rainbow can use her speed to help pull the other up so that she isn't the only one who catches up.

AJ you totally broke that promise in spirit if not in technicality.

I knew the end as soon as Applebloom started praising AJ for her skills, but it was still a good end. The forgetting joke was however unexpected.

All in all a good episode.

Orzel
2012-01-21, 10:52 AM
They are reshowing it, I'm watching it right now. It just derped at first and showed an older episode

Liar!

As punishment for lying... you shall be banished and then thrown in a dungeon in the place that Celestia banishes you to.

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 10:54 AM
Same here I can only speculate we've reached enough episode mass they aren't going to do instant replays to fill out the morning.

but, damnit...we want to catch minor points we missed on 1st watching to discuss..................

Deadly
2012-01-21, 10:54 AM
Liar!

As punishment for lying... you shall be banished and then thrown in a dungeon in the place that Celestia banishes you to.

Well, apparently I was wrong


You chose the BronyTV link too huh? or was there failure at multiple steams?

Yeah, I used to prefer HaxMega, but that one has begun derping constantly, so I switched to BronyTV which seems to be quite stable

vegetalss4
2012-01-21, 10:58 AM
Oh could anypony explain this "I love Lucy" reference people keeps mentioning? I have never seen that show.

Gamerlord
2012-01-21, 11:01 AM
Episode thoughts:
I liked it a lot. Derpy cameo was awesome, but why do I have this feeling the fandom will be arguing for weeks about it? Also, I didn't like her voice.

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 11:03 AM
Oh could anypony explain this "I love Lucy" reference people keeps mentioning? I have never seen that show.

Lucy and her friend took jobs in a chocolate factory where they were supposed to stand at a conveyor belt and box the chocolates as they came out.
all went well at first til the belt started speeding up at which point they started stuffing the chocolates on top of their hats..in their aprons..in their mouths
exactly the same things Pinkie and Fluttershy did

Tectonic Robot
2012-01-21, 11:04 AM
New episode is up on youtube already.

SPOILERS:
On rewatching Derpy's bit, the voice changes in how good it is depending on what she's saying, I think. When she's asking if there's anything she can do to help, that's good. The other bits, I dunno.

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-21, 11:05 AM
New episode is up on youtube already.

What is it called?

Orzel
2012-01-21, 11:05 AM
Oh could anypony explain this "I love Lucy" reference people keeps mentioning? I have never seen that show.

Here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnbNcQlzV-4

vegetalss4
2012-01-21, 11:06 AM
Lucy and her friend took jobs in a chocolate factory where they were supposed to stand at a conveyor belt and box the chocolates as they came out.
all went well at first til the belt started speeding up at which point they started stuffing the chocolates on top of their hats..in their aprons..in their mouths
exactly the same things Pinkie and Fluttershy did

Thank you for explaining:smallsmile:



Episode thoughts:
I liked it a lot. Derpy cameo was awesome, but why do I have this feeling the fandom will be arguing for weeks about it? Also, I didn't like her voice.
Because you have seen the fandom?
actually scratch that.
Because you have seen a fandom.

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-21, 11:06 AM
Oh could anypony explain this "I love Lucy" reference people keeps mentioning? I have never seen that show.

Pretty sure the cherry sorting conveyor belt skit originated with I Love Lucy.


Episode thoughts:
I liked it a lot. Derpy cameo was awesome, but why do I have this feeling the fandom will be arguing for weeks about it? Also, I didn't like her voice.

I admit my first coherent thought after seeing canon Derpy was "Begun the ****storm has"

Hopefully that was a pessimistic overreaction because I liked the Derpy cameo myself and they obviously put that in because they love us. Her voice was really annoying at first but like I said before the more she talked the more it grew on me. They piled on the derpyness way too thick but that's excuseable given how she was only going to be there for a minute.

vegetalss4
2012-01-21, 11:08 AM
What is it called?

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2 Episode 14 - The Last Roundup, there is also a ling on Equestria Daily.

EDIT: oh and thank to Ozel and Bayonet Priest for wanting to answer me too.

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 11:10 AM
now if only they would do a Vitameatavegamin skit.......
but...drunk ponies? no..i dont think they will risk that

Deadly
2012-01-21, 11:11 AM
New Episode
OK, my thoughts, after rewatching it (yay BronyTV!)

I think this was a great episode. One of the better ones, and about time AJ got a little attention.

Derpy! Canon! Also yay, I finally have a personality to work with for my Derpy fic, it's been really hard to write her, hopefully that will help a lot. I think her voice was nice enough, although a little too... boyish. I'm going to listen to it several times once I've downloaded the episode.

AJ sure is terrible at being Honest. She's also not terribly Loyal in this episode either. What the hay is up with her Element?

I didn't find it too predictable. Once they found her I couldn't help expecting her to blurt out something about having found another pony. You know, a stallion or something. I half expected it to be that Cherry lady. Would have been pretty cool! In retrospect it was fairly obvious, I guess.

Pinkie is awesome! Pinkie Promise and... pony outhouses? o.O And she's right too, Cumquat is a great word. Too bad the fruit is meh except in curry dishes.

Why did AJ stop after crossing the rails? That's just stupid, and makes no sense

Flutterhy's "hole in our hearts" sure was cheezy

Ending with Pinkie and Rarity was awesome!

Forum Explorer
2012-01-21, 11:18 AM
New Episode
Derpy is here! And she is Derpy! I think she can be called clumsy and disastrous. Most clumsy people don't cause that much collateral damage.

You know I'm starting to dislike the Mayor. Twilight for new Mayor!

AJ not winning? Saw that coming.

It seems that Equestria is surrounded by desert. and that its going through a period of expansion.

Mailcolt gets cake for his birthday!

OK Pinkie scares me now. She is a demon of parties disguised as a pony. I get the feeling AJ is running for her life for breaking the promise instead of having to admit failure.

Its good thing you had that loophole AJ or PINKIE WILL SWALLOW YOUR SOUL!

WHAM! Rarity has left the episode.

That's cold Rainbow. Just cold.

Big Mac crying was the saddest thing ever. Sorry Applebloom

Overall?

A good episode for AJ. Pinkie failed to steal the episode and was kinda annoying instead of amusing. An endearing sort of annoying I'll give her that but she wasn't nearly as funny as other episodes. Well except for the SWALLOW YOUR SOUL bit. Fluttershy is best pony. Also I get the feeling that Rainbow Dash has been training her. Finally RainbowShy seems more and more plausible since season 2 started.



I finally managed to wake up in time for an episode. And now I won't have to catch up to the thread's inevitable jump of 3-4 pages.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 11:21 AM
I finally managed to wake up in time for an episode. And now I won't have to catch up to the thread's inevitable jump of 3-4 pages.

There are rewards for catching it the first time, especially this episode.

OracleofWuffing
2012-01-21, 11:28 AM
Due to situations beyond my control, this was the first episode of MLP that I've been able to see in months.

I am so glad that my welcome back episode is the episode Derpy becomes cannon. I thought I was going to be reacting to a months-old episode, but apparently I caught a new one.

PhantomFox
2012-01-21, 11:31 AM
Episode discussion:
CANON DERPY!!
*ahem* Now that I've gotten that out of my system...

This was an interesting look at Applejack, even though the others stole the scene on occasion. But here we see her in a situation where she fails to fulfill her promise, what does she do? She can't bear to let anypony down, since she had promised. So she does what she only knows how to do: work. Kinda the opposite of Pinkie there. So much so that she runs away from disappointing her friends. She can't bear to break a promise. Or admit failure. (See: Applebuck Season) Even if she has to weasel her way out of the Pinkie Promise through a technicality.

That said, we had some great highlights here:
Derpy
Angry Pinkie
Lucy scene
Pinkie Pie: Weapon of Mass Annoyance
Chase scene

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-21, 11:42 AM
I still prefer BaldDumboRat (http://www.youtube.com/user/BaldDumboRat?feature=watch)/PierceSmoulder (http://www.youtube.com/user/PierceSmoulder?feature=g-user-c) (Same person)'s voice for derpy. But meh, i don’t expect canon derpy will make too many more vocal appearances.

Kairaven
2012-01-21, 11:43 AM
personal headcanon

RD called her "Derpy" as a nickname and semi-insult, not her real name.

cause other wise Ditzy Doo will have to join the list of named but never shown ponies like Moondancer....

Kyouhen
2012-01-21, 11:43 AM
Well, he ain't having the best of weeks, which takes something of a toll even on his rampaging ego...



I just realised something horrifiying.

You guys are going to absolutely unbearable around Valentine's Day, aren't you?

I mean, I can just about stomach the agressive niceness on an everyday basis, but you're going to be absolutely dreadful, especially encouraged by the fandom at large (and the show itself, if I'm gathering the rumours aright), when holiday and fandom align... Ye gods, it'll be a nightmare of the most dreadful proportions... (Almost as bad as Jubilee being a turned into a Vampire.)

Yeah, I'm absolutely flat-out avoiding ponythread - and ED - on the 14th! And carrying out my Valentine's Day tradition of burying myself in as big a violent massacre as I possibly can to drown out the tide of cloying ickyness with as much rampant death-dealing as I can feasibly manage...

...Hehehehe, so many ideas...


Let me counter with that question with another question: I have just had a dozen new additions to the sector fleet. With big guns. Really, really big guns.

...

That...wasn't a quest-

Hush, Hopereaver.

*sigh*

...

Also, the station's shields are up, after Kyouhen shot him with the hug cannon yesterday. And yes, before you ask, judging from the state of the ponies while we where removing them from the station, his Con Drain is still running unimpeded...

What was that?

I...was just saying how awesome you are, chief.

Righto. Carry on.

*facepalm*

Don't worry Hopereaver, we have a full medical ward devoted to fixing up the ponies that are brave enough to be shot out of a cannon to hug an evil space lich. They'll be fine in a few days. :smallbiggrin:


Nope its something a bunch of bronies (by which I mean the EqD staff, Bronyville folk, a couple of artists, and Mic the Microphone Zero hosting) came up with in a live cast. Everytime somepony says John Joseco you take a drink.

*Drinks*


And that includes seeing his pictures? How do you go more than an hour without getting completely wasted? :smalleek:


I see your Luna, and raise you another!

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx09m0wIFh1r2r7jpo2_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId =AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1327210397&Signature=jnn3JVNE38F%2FxkbVPH8zsx97XM4%3D (http://lovetomorrowlove.tumblr.com/post/15016728548/dec-22-2011-luna-stream-pics-part-2)
click for direct link if the image stops working


Huzzah! The Luna has been doubled!


Ugh. Posting this from the airport. It's shaping up to be one of the worst night ever. My flight is apparently yesterday, not today, which I completely forgot. Because of the holiday season, all the other flights are fully booked as well. Yeah, pretty depressed at burning my ticket and not being able to back to my hometown...

I probably should stop here. Sorry, just needed to vent.

*Hugs*

New Ep Thoughts as they come

Wait WHAT? Did Rainbow Dash just say- CURSE YOU STREAM! WHY DID YOU CRASH NOW?!?!

...Derpy has a voice now. They've actually canonized fanon. This is the best show. I lack the words to fully state how awesome the people at Studio B are. And was that a nod at fanon that her daughter's Dinky? And a father?

And Pinkie Pie gives him some cake. Oh Pinkie, we love you so.

Now predicting AppleJubilee shipping. Or maybe Applejack's taken up a change of profession. :smallwink: What? There's no way I'm the only one to look at Jubilee's design and think that.

Or maybe not.

Sorting cherries with hooves must be hard.

Pinkie Pie is best torture device. Also totally agree with the hilarious words. Never thought of pickle barrel though. Picklebarrel. Picklebarrel. Picklebarrel! Chimmycherrychonga!

Return of the Pinkie promise!

Huh, that seemed a little easy. Oh well.

...And she's skipping breakfast. Oh Applejack, I didn't know you had it in you!

Uh-oh. So that's why nopony breaks a Pinkie Promise. http://i.imgur.com/NOiOY.jpg

Why is Fluttershy pulling? If Pinkie Pie was pulling they'd have caught up by now!

And Fluttershy stops for the bunny.

Hehehe, bidding for the workers.

Ha! Knew she was using a loophole!

RARITYCATCHME!

Those are some really dedicated workers.

But still smart.

Oh, that's why Fluttershy's pulling.

And predicted ending.

I knew they didn't forget about Pinkie Pie and Rarity! Rainbow Dash is so doomed. I'm predicting many frilly dresses in her future.

Thoughts after second watching:

Pretty good episode. At first I didn't like Pinkie Pie in the episode as it looked like they were just trying to give the comic relief the last word in every scene, and I hate it when people do that. After watching it again it really wasn't that bad. I think it was mostly the bathroom part that annoyed me, but knowing now that it's actually tied into the story it isn't as bad. They're setting up a story device instead of just making Pinkie Pie do something silly.

Trying to decide what I think of canon Derpy though. I think it's mostly her voice that bugs me, she's too loud for what I had pictured. Also not sure if she's stupid or just unlucky. Still, it's a canon Derpy and explains why the voice actresses at BroNYCon seemed a little reluctant to answer the question of what she'd sound like. She'll grow on me though, so it's all fine. Also I think "Season 2 Ruined My Fanfic" is the best choice for our next thread. :smalltongue:

Also still love the little details in this show, mostly with Fluttershy today. Rainbow Dash starts running again without Fluttershy being ready and Fluttershy being exhausted after flying over the train were really nice touches.



Episode stuff


Apparently Ashleigh Ball did the voice


New Ep

Yep, that totally explains why they didn't seem to want to let us hear what they thought Derpy would sound like. :smalltongue:




Yeah, I used to prefer HaxMega, but that one has begun derping constantly, so I switched to BronyTV which seems to be quite stable

Not just quite stable, but they also DVR and stream the episode a second time. :smalltongue:


New Episode

AJ sure is terrible at being Honest. She's also not terribly Loyal in this episode either. What the hay is up with her Element?


New Ep

I was actually watching for this when I rewatched the episode and really she's still 100% honest. The story she told the other ponies sounds like something that would happen to her. (Cherry had a stand, the food was good, they were talking about orchards, etc) She never outright lies either, she just refuses to answer the question. And makes a loophole for herself, but that's still not lying. :smalltongue:

Callos_DeTerran
2012-01-21, 11:45 AM
Episode discussion:
This was an interesting look at Applejack, even though the others stole the scene on occasion. But here we see her in a situation where she fails to fulfill her promise, what does she do? She can't bear to let anypony down, since she had promised. So she does what she only knows how to do: work. Kinda the opposite of Pinkie there. So much so that she runs away from disappointing her friends. She can't bear to break a promise. Or admit failure. (See: Applebuck Season) Even if she has to weasel her way out of the Pinkie Promise through a technicality.

Agreed, for the most part, but what I found nice was that she was still being honest. She promised she'd bring back money, but after failing to win she found an alternate way to fulfill that promise, one that also spared her from, what she saw as, a humiliating return to Ponyville to admit her failure.

Even later on in the episode when pressed for details about what had happened, she refused to lie...instead choosing to not talk about it at all instead of lying which would have been way easier.

...I do find it somewhat odd that after questioning as many people at the rodeo as the Mane Six did, that they never heard once who any of the winners actually where. I know the plot reasons, they wouldn't have had to have asked Applejack why she left, but it seems like a bit of a plot-hole that they didn't already have an inkling.

Pendulous
2012-01-21, 11:47 AM
I was actually watching for this when I rewatched the episode and really she's still 100% honest. The story she told the other ponies sounds like something that would happen to her. (Cherry had a stand, the food was good, they were talking about orchards, etc) She never outright lies either, she just refuses to answer the question. And makes a loophole for herself, but that's still not lying. :smalltongue:

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So, Apple Jack's a lawyer. Got it :)

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-21, 11:48 AM
I propose the fanon that Derpy had a cold that day and was thus speaking in an abnormal way due to clogged sinuses. All in favour?

otakuryoga
2012-01-21, 11:48 AM
EQD is now Equestria Derpy

that is all

Orzel
2012-01-21, 11:50 AM
personal headcanon

RD called her "Derpy" as a nickname and semi-insult, not her real name.

cause other wise Ditzy Doo will have to join the list of named but never shown ponies like Moondancer....

No Ditzy Doo is the semi-insult.

And Moondancer is Spitfire's stage name when she lives her secret life as a normal mare.

Pendulous
2012-01-21, 11:51 AM
And Moondancer is Spitfire's stage name when she lives her secret life as a normal mare.

I can deal with that. Still not sure whether or not Spike had a crush on Moondancer or not, but if so, it means one shouldn't take his crush on Rarity as seriously as you'd think.

Kairaven
2012-01-21, 12:00 PM
everypony picks on AJ but....

explain how RD is the element of Loyalty when she left two of her friends out in the desert?



No Ditzy Doo is the semi-insult.

And Moondancer is Spitfire's stage name when she lives her secret life as a normal mare.

So spitefire was a party favorite of the students of an unicorn university?

Orzel
2012-01-21, 12:03 PM
I can deal with that. Still not sure whether or not Spike had a crush on Moondancer or not, but if so, it means one shouldn't take his crush on Rarity as seriously as you'd think.

Moondancer is Pegasus Rarity, duh. Her mane and coat are dyed.

Of course the clone can't compete with the original.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 12:07 PM
everypony picks on AJ but....

explain how RD is the element of Loyalty when she left two of her friends out in the desert?


Priorities.

Besides they are allowed to fail their Elements.

Unless you are going to start the Honesty/Loyalty thing again

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-21, 12:09 PM
Spreading the word (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hhLUFdNReIw#!)

legomaster00156
2012-01-21, 12:11 PM
I offer a letter to Derpy Hooves. (http://legomaster00156.deviantart.com/art/Dear-Derpy-Hooves-280709292) Minor, minor episode spoilers.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 12:12 PM
New Ep

I was actually watching for this when I rewatched the episode and really she's still 100% honest. The story she told the other ponies sounds like something that would happen to her. (Cherry had a stand, the food was good, they were talking about orchards, etc) She never outright lies either, she just refuses to answer the question. And makes a loophole for herself, but that's still not lying. :smalltongue:



She promised to explain everything the next day. Then, when the time comes she flees because, get this, "Oh poor me, it'd just be too hard to tell the truth. I just couldn't do it!" That's not an excuse, or a valid loophole. She's breaking a promise right there, and trying to weasel her way out.

In all other cases I'll agree that maybe you can say she's not strickly dishonest, because she didn't lie or anything... just left out the truth. But she did break her promise to Pinkie.

And she's already got a poor track record, ever since her very first supposed bit of "honesty" in S1E2 where she had to use some vague "just blindly trust me" trick instead of simply coming right out and saying "Rainbow and Fluttershy are right below, they'll catch you, you're gonna be safe".

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 12:21 PM
I propose the fanon that Derpy had a cold that day and was thus speaking in an abnormal way due to clogged sinuses. All in favour?


EQD is now Equestria Derpy

that is all


I offer a letter to Derpy Hooves. (http://legomaster00156.deviantart.com/art/Dear-Derpy-Hooves-280709292) Minor, minor episode spoilers.


I'm suprised this is holding up this well actually.

Callos_DeTerran
2012-01-21, 12:21 PM
She promised to explain everything the next day. Then, when the time comes she flees because, get this, "Oh poor me, it'd just be too hard to tell the truth. I just couldn't do it!" That's not an excuse, or a valid loophole. She's breaking a promise right there, and trying to weasel her way out.

In all other cases I'll agree that maybe you can say she's not strickly dishonest, because she didn't lie or anything... just left out the truth. But she did break her promise to Pinkie.

And she's already got a poor track record, ever since her very first supposed bit of "honesty" in S1E2 where she had to use some vague "just blindly trust me" trick instead of simply coming right out and saying "Rainbow and Fluttershy are right below, they'll catch you, you're gonna be safe".

She didn't break her promise to Pinkie, not technically. And personally, I'm willing to forgive Applejack on that considering it was a promise she was forced into, not one that she made willingly. She said she'd tell them at/after breakfast...she never went to breakfast and might never have again, otherwise she'd have been compelled to search out her friends and tell them the truth.

Wait, what? O.o How's that a poor track record? Would you trust Applejack if she told you 'hey, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are going to catch you'? Keep in mind, Twilight doesn't know either of them at the point either aside from her first impressions of them. That being Fluttershy's chronic shyness and timidty and Rainbow Dash...well...being Rainbow Dash. I wouldn't have let go if Applejack had told me they were waiting to catch me.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 12:26 PM
She didn't break her promise to Pinkie, not technically. And personally, I'm willing to forgive Applejack on that considering it was a promise she was forced into, not one that she made willingly. She said she'd tell them at/after breakfast...she never went to breakfast and might never have again, otherwise she'd have been compelled to search out her friends and tell them the truth.

Wait, what? O.o How's that a poor track record? Would you trust Applejack if she told you 'hey, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are going to catch you'? Keep in mind, Twilight doesn't know either of them at the point either aside from her first impressions of them. That being Fluttershy's chronic shyness and timidty and Rainbow Dash...well...being Rainbow Dash. I wouldn't have let go if Applejack had told me they were waiting to catch me.

But why wasn't she there at breakfast? Because she couldn't bear to tell the truth. Thus, not a loophole, so she did break her promise.

And yes, that's where trusting in AJ would come in. Instead of just saying "blindly trust me" she'd say "Look, I know you may not have much faith in RD and Fluttershy, but trust me, you'll be safe, they'll catch you". Or something else, just not "just blindly trust in me without any explanation, even though I could give you one"

Edit: My point is, AJ's honesty always seems to be in some sort of gray area. It's always a bit off

Vim
2012-01-21, 12:26 PM
First thought on seeing Cherry Jubilee: Applejack works at a brothel now?

The Unborne
2012-01-21, 12:32 PM
Season Finale

AJ loses her element of harmony due to lies by omission and economy with the truth.

Harmony is not amused.

Kairaven
2012-01-21, 12:32 PM
waiting on pony cooks to make cherrychanga

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 12:34 PM
New episode

Ohmygodsderpywasnamed.

Oh, and Applejack is somehow the main pony in this, dispite the best parts being of Fluttershy and RD.:smallannoyed:

Orzel
2012-01-21, 12:40 PM
waiting on pony cooks to make cherrychanga

If not for the snowstorm.

Though I dislike cherry

Callos_DeTerran
2012-01-21, 12:45 PM
But why wasn't she there at breakfast? Because she couldn't bear to tell the truth. Thus, not a loophole, so she did break her promise.

And yes, that's where trusting in AJ would come in. Instead of just saying "blindly trust me" she'd say "Look, I know you may not have much faith in RD and Fluttershy, but trust me, you'll be safe, they'll catch you". Or something else, just not "just blindly trust in me without any explanation, even though I could give you one"

Edit: My point is, AJ's honesty always seems to be in some sort of gray area. It's always a bit off

Except she never said she'd go to breakfast and no pony ever asked her to, she just said she'd explain it there. That's a loop-hole if there ever was one and AJ's reasoning for it is...very human. She doesn't want to disappoint her friends, family, and entire town by admitting she couldn't win and bring back the ribbons/money. I don't blame her for not wanting to admit she failed, especially since she took rather drastic steps to try and fix what she saw as the problem. She gave up being with her family and friends until she could raise the money for the town.

And okay, she COULD have said that...but that would be a lie. Up until the events of the series, we're given to understand that the Mane Six (sans Twilight) only know each other as acquaintances and not as friends. To Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are...well we don't know how she views them before the series starts. Rainbow Dash always seemed a bit lax in her duties to me (which I can easily see Applejack not liking) and with Fluttershy being as...well...shy as she is, do you think she'd know Applejack very well either? What's worse?

'Just trust me, let go and everything will be alright, I promise.'

or

'Just trust me, the slacker and recluse I kinda know will catch you, I promise.'. (Definitely not phrased that way though)

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-21, 12:47 PM
First thought on seeing Cherry Jubilee: Applejack works at a brothel now?

Same here, That was the first thing that came to mind

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 12:48 PM
First thought on seeing Cherry Jubilee: Applejack works at a brothel now?

The farms falling on hard times, unfortunatly.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 12:59 PM
Except she never said she'd go to breakfast and no pony ever asked her to, she just said she'd explain it there. That's a loop-hole if there ever was one and AJ's reasoning for it is...very human. She doesn't want to disappoint her friends, family, and entire town by admitting she couldn't win and bring back the ribbons/money. I don't blame her for not wanting to admit she failed, especially since she took rather drastic steps to try and fix what she saw as the problem. She gave up being with her family and friends until she could raise the money for the town.

And okay, she COULD have said that...but that would be a lie. Up until the events of the series, we're given to understand that the Mane Six (sans Twilight) only know each other as acquaintances and not as friends. To Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are...well we don't know how she views them before the series starts. Rainbow Dash always seemed a bit lax in her duties to me (which I can easily see Applejack not liking) and with Fluttershy being as...well...shy as she is, do you think she'd know Applejack very well either? What's worse?

'Just trust me, let go and everything will be alright, I promise.'

or

'Just trust me, the slacker and recluse I kinda know will catch you, I promise.'. (Definitely not phrased that way though)

Even if we accept that there's a loophole... kinda, maybe, a little, if you stretch it really hard... it's still dishonest. Using loopholes is not honest, it's tricky, it's not something someone who supposedly represents the very Element of Honesty should be doing.

And I'll agree the "RD and Fluttershy will catch you" option is not a perfect one either, that's why I said "or something else". The problem is that what she did say was really, really weak. It's that gray area, strange tricky "being 'technically' honest by leaving out details" that she seems to favor.

Maybe she should have said "I'm sorry, Twilight, my hoofs are slipping, I can't hold on. But RD and Fluttershy are below". That'd all be the truth, and it gives a hope without it being maybe a false one. But again, the whole situation is really forced in the first place.

Diego Havoc
2012-01-21, 01:01 PM
Guess who just spent several hours catching up on over 200 pages of Ponibooru!?

This guy!

*thud*

I'll- I'll be back with an image dump once my eyes stop bleeding x_x

Callos_DeTerran
2012-01-21, 01:19 PM
Even if we accept that there's a loophole... kinda, maybe, a little, if you stretch it really hard... it's still dishonest. Using loopholes is not honest, it's tricky, it's not something someone who supposedly represents the very Element of Honesty should be doing.

And I'll agree the "RD and Fluttershy will catch you" option is not a perfect one either, that's why I said "or something else". The problem is that what she did say was really, really weak. It's that gray area, strange tricky "being 'technically' honest by leaving out details" that she seems to favor.

Maybe she should have said "I'm sorry, Twilight, my hoofs are slipping, I can't hold on. But RD and Fluttershy are below". That'd all be the truth, and it gives a hope without it being maybe a false one. But again, the whole situation is really forced in the first place.

There's no if's, and's, or but's about there being a loop-hole. As someone who plays a fair number of fast-talking characters, I knew the moment Applejack made that promise that she had worded it that way specifically to include that loophole. Was she right for using it? Not really, but like I said I sympathsize with AJ since she was forced into the promise. I personally despise when someone tries to pry into my business (mundane or personal) so I can hardly blame Applejack for wriggling out of a promise that was forced on her. I don't actually.

And honestly, NONE of the Mane Six perfectly represent their element. That's what makes the show so good....Well I guess Twilight can't really show not-magic except by being a not-friend? Every pony has failed at their element at one point or another, Applejack and Fluttershy have done it the least in my mind. Nor is being 'tricky' against being honest. As Discord showed, the Truth isn't always simple, but that doesn't mean it's not the truth. In other words, being Honest doesn't mean much if you tell nothing but the honest truth, especially if you end up, repeatedly, hurting your friends.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-21, 01:24 PM
New episode initial reactions:

Huh. Looks like after all that, AJ is getting upstaged in her own episode by Derpy, of all ponies...!

Which begs the question, who is Ditzy Doo? Is it Derpy's real name? Her nickname? Her twin sister?

Ooh, major hit to fanon, methinks, probably the biggest this season...

So, apparently, clutzy, not all that bright (or at least, unlucky and rather absent minded) Derpy is now canon. And who is not the only mail-pony is Ponyville (not that that's surprising, really.)

After some thought, I have decided, since I like the alliteration of Ditzy Doo, I'll go ahead a split the difference, and call her Derpy Doo (with "Ditzy" perhaps being a nickname?), until proven otherwise by canon.

(Also, was it me or was it the same voice actress as RD? One of the Mane cast voices, anyway, I'm sure...)



So, good episode. I laughed - perhaps not quite as hard as last week, but plenty, especially Pinkie Torture and Rarity and Pinkie on the pump-wagon.

Interesting, though, that they choose Rainbow and Fluttershy as their...er...pullers...? This would seem to suggest that Fluttershy is in very good physical shape, clearly the next best after Rainbow and AJ herself. I can see Twi and Rarity being the least, but I'd have pegged Pinkie as being the next, with all of her bouncing. Then again, it may be because of the fact she's a pegasus (either because of the whole flying thing they did, or pegasus are naturally faster), or that all that bear-wrestling keeps her in rude health. (Of course, it could be that Pinkie merely wanted to be the one to confront Applejack - by the by Angry Pinkie is hilariously awesome and slightly intimindating - which would then make Fluttershy the obvious second choice.)

I figured the reason AJ was hiding away from the very first; it was kind a obvious, the way they were sotking it up and promising the prize money away like that! Still, that's not always a bad thing, sometimes it's the journey, and this was a good one.

Right, back through the thread to see what everyone else thought...

Gamerlord
2012-01-21, 01:24 PM
*New episode*
Derpy's VA has been confirmed to be Tabitha St. Germaine .

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 01:25 PM
And honestly, NONE of the Mane Six perfectly represent their element. That's what makes the show so good....

I think this comment absolute accuracy demands to be extract from a spoiler tag.

Nameless
2012-01-21, 01:32 PM
New episode:

Best.
Episode.
EVAH

Sweet Celestia, this episode was AWESOME! SO MUCH... AWESOME!
http://i.imgur.com/Dy4NS.png
* hyperventilates*

*ahem*

Yes, this is now my favorite MLP episode.
Epsiode 14 is my episode. MINE. I declare it so!

...
*eyes thread*
Get you FILTHY HOOVES AWAY FROM IT! http://i.imgur.com/dNltC.png



New episode initial reactions:

Huh. Looks like after all that, AJ is getting upstaged in her own episode by Derpy, of all ponies...!

Which begs the question, who is Ditzy Doo? Is it Derpy's real name? Her nickname? Her twin sister?


Ditzy was her original "real" name. Derpy is the name the fandom gave her.

Wait, this sounds like a rhetorical question, in which case, ignore what I just said.

Zevox
2012-01-21, 01:39 PM
New Episode:
Derpy is canon :smallbiggrin: ! Though it seems they gave her another throwaway voice actor like they did with Bon Bon back in Season 1. Oh well, I guess that's how it is with background ponies.

I liked this one myself. It was pretty funny, and plenty of ponies got a good amount of screen time. It was kind of predictable though, although I admit that Ms. Cherry saying AJ had won a ton of ribbons threw me off for a bit. I think my one problem is that AJ going to those extremes to avoid admitting that she had come in second, third, etc instead of first seems too much of a stretch. She's never been quite that irrational before, not even in Applebuck Season.

Not one of the season's absolute best I'd say, but pretty darn good nonetheless.
Zevox

Deadly
2012-01-21, 01:41 PM
There's no if's, and's, or but's about there being a loop-hole. As someone who plays a fair number of fast-talking characters, I knew the moment Applejack made that promise that she had worded it that way specifically to include that loophole. Was she right for using it? Not really, but like I said I sympathsize with AJ since she was forced into the promise. I personally despise when someone tries to pry into my business (mundane or personal) so I can hardly blame Applejack for wriggling out of a promise that was forced on her. I don't actually.

And honestly, NONE of the Mane Six perfectly represent their element. That's what makes the show so good....Well I guess Twilight can't really show not-magic except by being a not-friend? Every pony has failed at their element at one point or another, Applejack and Fluttershy have done it the least in my mind. Nor is being 'tricky' against being honest. As Discord showed, the Truth isn't always simple, but that doesn't mean it's not the truth. In other words, being Honest doesn't mean much if you tell nothing but the honest truth, especially if you end up, repeatedly, hurting your friends.

And you would say she's not hurting her friends here by being tricky and evading the truth? Maybe you wont' call that dishonest, but I would. I can sympathize with her a little, about being forced like you say, but I can also sympathize with her friends. She's not being very fair to them.

And she did break her promise. That she can kinda weasel her way out of it by a trick of words doesn't change a thing (and I too suspected she'd do so when she made her promise, but that's besides the point). She evaded having to tell the truth, because she couldn't get herself to tell it. And isn't that what AJ is supposedly all about? That she'll tell you the truth when it is needed, even it it hurts? Not necessarily all the time (sometimes a white lie is needed to spare feelings, or to not spoil a surprise as we've seen), but here the truth was the Right Thing and best course of action, and while it would be tough she should have come out and said something to assure her friends

legomaster00156
2012-01-21, 01:41 PM
As if Derpy Hooves getting a voice and the name becoming canon wasn't good enough, it's also my sister's birthday. And, yes, she is a brony/bronette/pegasister. She considers it a birthday present.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 01:49 PM
Two pics:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/8d829fcc68d535289e094714118d59a6/116053%20-%20derpy_hooves%20Ditzy_Doo.PNG

This one made me laugh

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a55cac937141768f177c1955aa1bbca1/116007%20-%20meta%20reaction_face.png

And this one sums up today.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-21, 01:57 PM
Lucy and her friend took jobs in a chocolate factory where they were supposed to stand at a conveyor belt and box the chocolates as they came out.
all went well at first til the belt started speeding up at which point they started stuffing the chocolates on top of their hats..in their aprons..in their mouths
exactly the same things Pinkie and Fluttershy did

Ah. Of course. I've seen that scene on something, once (one of the top hundred lists or a comedy documentary or something), but I'm not familiar with the show itself aside from in reputation - I'm not sure it ever aired over her, or if it did, it didn't get repeated in my lifetime (or it was after the invention of satelite TV when the number of channel proliferated.


...Hehehehe, so many ideas...

So. Staying. Away.


Don't worry Hopereaver, we have a full medical ward devoted to fixing up the ponies that are brave enough to be shot out of a cannon to hug an evil space lich. They'll be fine in a few days. :smallbiggrin:

One of these days, you know, he's just gonna sit there for a bit and let that Con Drain do it's work, and then where are you gonna be...


New Ep Thoughts as they come
They've Now predicting AppleJubilee shipping. Or maybe Applejack's taken up a change of profession. :smallwink:

Can we...not call it that? AppleCherry or CherryJack or something...

Because AppleJubilee just conjures up all kinds of really awkward Bad Wrong images...


Episode stuff

Apparently Ashleigh Ball did the voice.

Thought so.



It kinda sounded like I would expect Derpy to have sounded with that particular personality setup, myself, so I wasn't too upset.

At the very least, I suppose we might see the end of the Random-Word spouting Derpy (which I always felt was just wrong and really jarring), even if we see the end of some of the more unusually, differently intelligenced Derpys and Ditzys too.

But, as with Luna, it did sorta hit some of the middle ground (e.g. Ditzy Derpy Doo and the Blustery Day, so it's all good.

I'mma gonna call it a sorta net plus, in any event.


*New episode*
Derpy's VA has been confirmed to be Tabitha St. Germaine .

Okay, I was still sorta right, shush!


I think this comment absolute accuracy demands to be extract from a spoiler tag.

I concur. It should not be so neat - and if it were, the characters would be mere steriotypes instead of nuanced individuals.


Ditzy was her original "real" name. Derpy is the name the fandom gave her.

Wait, this sounds like a rhetorical question, in which case, ignore what I just said.

Yes, I was being rhetorical.

Actually, I think the fandom were calling her Derpy (among other things) before Winter Wrap Up gave us what at the time seemed like a canon alternative.

Which begs the question...

Callos_DeTerran
2012-01-21, 01:59 PM
And you would say she's not hurting her friends here by being tricky and evading the truth? Maybe you wont' call that dishonest, but I would. I can sympathize with her a little, about being forced like you say, but I can also sympathize with her friends. She's not being very fair to them.

And she did break her promise. That she can kinda weasel her way out of it by a trick of words doesn't change a thing (and I too suspected she'd do so when she made her promise, but that's besides the point). She evaded having to tell the truth, because she couldn't get herself to tell it. And isn't that what AJ is supposedly all about? That she'll tell you the truth when it is needed, even it it hurts? Not necessarily all the time (sometimes a white lie is needed to spare feelings, or to not spoil a surprise as we've seen), but here the truth was the Right Thing and best course of action, and while it would be tough she should have come out and said something to assure her friends

I haven't watched it for the second time, yet, but did her note say she was never coming back? I was under the impression she'd return to Ponyville once she got the bits to fix the Town Hall. And, with that impliciation, no I don't think she was hurting her friends. Confusing them? Sure, who wouldn't be? It's why they went looking for her after all, but hurting them? No. Her family? Yes, they're rather obviously hurt. But she's not being fair to her friends and they aren't being fair to her either.

And when did AJ become about that? O.o I think I missed a point where AJ became Brutally Honest even when it hurt someone...

Anarion
2012-01-21, 02:01 PM
So, Apple Jack's a lawyer. Got it :)

Hey! I resent resemble that remark!


No Ditzy Doo is the semi-insult.


I think this is right. It's actually far more likely that young girls would know the word ditz than that they would know Derp. The terms have similar meaning, but I actually think calling someone a ditz is more insulting, since Derp really hasn't been used outside the internet much and is often used by people to refer to themselves doing something silly.


First thought on seeing Cherry Jubilee: Applejack works at a brothel now?

Thought the same thing. We have collectively got to get our minds out of the gutter.


waiting on pony cooks to make cherrychanga

You mean Chimi-cherry?



My own episode thoughts
First off, I really liked the Derpy scene. Her voice was good but not great. I found it fitting and I didn't think she sounded like a boy, so it basically worked for me. The scene itself was cringe-inducing, but also really funny, especially since Rainbow Dash is basically the universal target for physical comedy.

The thing that disappointed me a bit about this episode is that we never got to see Applejack compete in the rodeo. Yes, yes they're under strict time constraints, but I would have liked to see just 30 seconds of an event or two with AJ coming in second and looking upset, even in a flashback.

In terms of character, I think this episode did a lot to develop AJ. Compared to the others, she is the most personally stable, but she definitely suffers from pride and stubbornness. Moreover, her own reliability seems to work against her at times. In particular, the large sendoff in this episode would not have happened if AJ hadn't been so consistently good, and then she might not have felt as ashamed.

Pinkie Pie did indeed steal the show, completely. She and Fluttershy doing the I Love Lucy scene were ideal, Pinkie Rage is deeply frightening, and Cumquat is a great word.

For the shippers, we have Rainbow Dash crying despite herself at Fluttershy's sappiness (evidence of deeper emotional connection?). We also have Pinkie Pie and Rarity slamming into each other and falling out of a moving vehicle. Along with the balloon during "Return of Harmony" this could potentially become a pattern.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 02:08 PM
I haven't watched it for the second time, yet, but did her note say she was never coming back? I was under the impression she'd return to Ponyville once she got the bits to fix the Town Hall. And, with that impliciation, no I don't think she was hurting her friends. Confusing them? Sure, who wouldn't be? It's why they went looking for her after all, but hurting them? No. Her family? Yes, they're rather obviously hurt. But she's not being fair to her friends and they aren't being fair to her either.

And when did AJ become about that? O.o I think I missed a point where AJ became Brutally Honest even when it hurt someone...


"Not coming back to Ponyville! Don't worry, will send money soon."

Doesn't say she'll return, doesn't say she won't ever come back either. Her gray zone honesty again. I think there's cause for worry, and hurt.

And I never said "even when it hurt someone", I thought I specifically said not so. She'll tell the truth when it is the Right Thing to do, which hurting someone probably isn't.

But anyway, my main problem is not that she breaks a little for a bit (you're right that she's allowed to not be totally faithful to her Element all the time, she'd be boring otherwise), it's that she had to be forced to tell the truth in the end. That she didn't, of her own will, decide to come clean. At least after a while, obviously, since it'd be a short episode otherwise.

That said, I think it's a great episode. I just think AJ is acting a little too much against her principles.

Anarion
2012-01-21, 02:17 PM
New Episode:
Derpy is canon :smallbiggrin: ! Though it seems they gave her another throwaway voice actor like they did with Bon Bon back in Season 1. Oh well, I guess that's how it is with background ponies.

I liked this one myself. It was pretty funny, and plenty of ponies got a good amount of screen time. It was kind of predictable though, although I admit that Ms. Cherry saying AJ had won a ton of ribbons threw me off for a bit. I think my one problem is that AJ going to those extremes to avoid admitting that she had come in second, third, etc instead of first seems too much of a stretch. She's never been quite that irrational before, not even in Applebuck Season.

Not one of the season's absolute best I'd say, but pretty darn good nonetheless.
Zevox

As has been noted, it was Tabitha St. Germaine. One can argue with the quality of her work in this case, but I wouldn't call her a throwaway voice actor. :smallwink:


"Not coming back to Ponyville! Don't worry, will send money soon."

Doesn't say she'll return, doesn't say she won't ever come back either. Her gray zone honesty again. I think there's cause for worry, and hurt.

And I never said "even when it hurt someone", I thought I specifically said not so. She'll tell the truth when it is the Right Thing to do, which hurting someone probably isn't.

But anyway, my main problem is not that she breaks a little for a bit (you're right that she's allowed to not be totally faithful to her Element all the time, she'd be boring otherwise), it's that she had to be forced to tell the truth in the end. That she didn't, of her own will, decide to come clean. At least after a while, obviously, since it'd be a short episode otherwise.

That said, I think it's a great episode. I just think AJ is acting a little too much against her principles.

The thing is, if Applejack confesses on her own, it would actually be a hard challenge to suspension of disbelief. The whole point of the episode is that she's so proud and so ashamed that she's willing to avoid returning home for an indefinite period of time until she earns enough money to fix the town hall. If she was willing to admit her own failure without some kind of forced confrontation like the episode had, it makes it very hard to believe that her pride would keep her from returning home in the first place.

the_druid_droid
2012-01-21, 02:18 PM
New Episode
OK, my thoughts, after rewatching it (yay BronyTV!)

I think this was a great episode. One of the better ones, and about time AJ got a little attention.

Derpy! Canon! Also yay, I finally have a personality to work with for my Derpy fic, it's been really hard to write her, hopefully that will help a lot. I think her voice was nice enough, although a little too... boyish. I'm going to listen to it several times once I've downloaded the episode.

AJ sure is terrible at being Honest. She's also not terribly Loyal in this episode either. What the hay is up with her Element?

I didn't find it too predictable. Once they found her I couldn't help expecting her to blurt out something about having found another pony. You know, a stallion or something. I half expected it to be that Cherry lady. Would have been pretty cool! In retrospect it was fairly obvious, I guess.

Pinkie is awesome! Pinkie Promise and... pony outhouses? o.O And she's right too, Cumquat is a great word. Too bad the fruit is meh except in curry dishes.

Why did AJ stop after crossing the rails? That's just stupid, and makes no sense

Flutterhy's "hole in our hearts" sure was cheezy

Ending with Pinkie and Rarity was awesome!

Episode 14:
I'm going to go with what was mentioned previously about the Elements - in particular, they're like WoD Virtues, or Thanqol's version of Ideals. When you're at your best and really being you, then you're representative of that Element. Of course, it does bleed over, so Laughter is usually happy and so forth, but it doesn't mean that Honesty can't tell a lie, or that Loyalty can't shirk responsibility for a cloud nap.

I'd also argue that Honesty doesn't mean just telling the truth; it also implies a kind of integrity, and AJ has that in spades. Once she's gotten it in her head that something is a responsibility or a point of honor, she'll do everything in her power to make it happen. Likewise, she knows who she is and what she wants, and she isn't trying to affect being somepony else just because it's convenient.

The problem in this episode is that her integrity conflicts with her simple honesty. When her friends come calling, she either has to admit that she failed (in her eyes at least) at something she had taken up as her job to do, or she has to bend the truth about why she hasn't come home. In her mind, it's really a no-win situation, and so she tries to run away from it. I'd argue that's depth of character, and not inconsistency.


New episode initial reactions:

Huh. Looks like after all that, AJ is getting upstaged in her own episode by Derpy, of all ponies...!

Which begs the question, who is Ditzy Doo? Is it Derpy's real name? Her nickname? Her twin sister?

Ooh, major hit to fanon, methinks, probably the biggest this season...

So, apparently, clutzy, not all that bright (or at least, unlucky and rather absent minded) Derpy is now canon. And who is not the only mail-pony is Ponyville (not that that's surprising, really.)

After some thought, I have decided, since I like the alliteration of Ditzy Doo, I'll go ahead a split the difference, and call her Derpy Doo (with "Ditzy" perhaps being a nickname?), until proven otherwise by canon.

(Also, was it me or was it the same voice actress as RD? One of the Mane cast voices, anyway, I'm sure...)



So, good episode. I laughed - perhaps not quite as hard as last week, but plenty, especially Pinkie Torture and Rarity and Pinkie on the pump-wagon.

Interesting, though, that they choose Rainbow and Fluttershy as their...er...pullers...? This would seem to suggest that Fluttershy is in very good physical shape, clearly the next best after Rainbow and AJ herself. I can see Twi and Rarity being the least, but I'd have pegged Pinkie as being the next, with all of her bouncing. Then again, it may be because of the fact she's a pegasus (either because of the whole flying thing they did, or pegasus are naturally faster), or that all that bear-wrestling keeps her in rude health. (Of course, it could be that Pinkie merely wanted to be the one to confront Applejack - by the by Angry Pinkie is hilariously awesome and slightly intimindating - which would then make Fluttershy the obvious second choice.)

I figured the reason AJ was hiding away from the very first; it was kind a obvious, the way they were sotking it up and promising the prize money away like that! Still, that's not always a bad thing, sometimes it's the journey, and this was a good one.

Right, back through the thread to see what everyone else thought...


Spoilers (sorta?):
I would say that picking Fluttershy to pull could be construed as a nod to the fact that pegasi are likely more agile and naturally faster. Even without a lot of training, Fluttershy is just built to be more of a speed-based pony the others. Although Pinkie wanting to say a thing or two to AJ is also quite likely...

EDIT: A point of spelling (ridiculously minor spoilers)
Er, it's Kumquat...the alternative spelling makes me twitch...

Mando Knight
2012-01-21, 02:19 PM
Episode
Though the canonization of The Derp was amusing (I think St. Germaine nailed it as usual), I was more amused by the antics of the Mane Six. Particularly the weaponized Pinkie Pie.

Anarion
2012-01-21, 02:25 PM
Spoilers (sorta?):
I would say that picking Fluttershy to pull could be construed as a nod to the fact that pegasi are likely more agile and naturally faster. Even without a lot of training, Fluttershy is just built to be more of a speed-based pony the others. Although Pinkie wanting to say a thing or two to AJ is also quite likely...

Actually, if you look at the scene where they stop and Rainbow jumps out of the harness to tackle AJ, Fluttershy is breathing very hard and seems quite tired. So she may have been fast enough to assist due to her pegasus status, but she clearly is not in as good shape as Rainbow or Applejack.

the_druid_droid
2012-01-21, 02:27 PM
Actually, if you look at the scene where they stop and Rainbow jumps out of the harness to tackle AJ, Fluttershy is breathing very hard and seems quite tired. So she may have been fast enough to assist due to her pegasus status, but she clearly is not in as good shape as Rainbow or Applejack.

Agreed, but she was chosen out of the available ponies is my point.

Anarion
2012-01-21, 02:29 PM
Agreed, but she was chosen out of the available ponies is my point.

I agree with that. In general, when selecting ponies for physical labor, "anypony but the unicorns!" is probably a good standby rule.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 02:30 PM
Agreed, but she was chosen out of the available ponies is my point.

Well its not the first time this particular choice was made, going way back to episode 2.

Meta-reason seems evident to me, an enjoyable constrast.

Deadly
2012-01-21, 02:35 PM
The thing is, if Applejack confesses on her own, it would actually be a hard challenge to suspension of disbelief. The whole point of the episode is that she's so proud and so ashamed that she's willing to avoid returning home for an indefinite period of time until she earns enough money to fix the town hall. If she was willing to admit her own failure without some kind of forced confrontation like the episode had, it makes it very hard to believe that her pride would keep her from returning home in the first place.

I can see that, I guess. It does seem to be a bit of a trend though, that they need a little too much help to realize their mistakes. Sometimes it'd be nice to have them come to the right realization without being completely forced. And I think AJ is the best candidate for that sort of thing.


Episode 14:
I'm going to go with what was mentioned previously about the Elements - in particular, they're like WoD Virtues, or Thanqol's version of Ideals. When you're at your best and really being you, then you're representative of that Element. Of course, it does bleed over, so Laughter is usually happy and so forth, but it doesn't mean that Honesty can't tell a lie, or that Loyalty can't shirk responsibility for a cloud nap.

I'd also argue that Honesty doesn't mean just telling the truth; it also implies a kind of integrity, and AJ has that in spades. Once she's gotten it in her head that something is a responsibility or a point of honor, she'll do everything in her power to make it happen. Likewise, she knows who she is and what she wants, and she isn't trying to affect being somepony else just because it's convenient.

The problem in this episode is that her integrity conflicts with her simple honesty. When her friends come calling, she either has to admit that she failed (in her eyes at least) at something she had taken up as her job to do, or she has to bend the truth about why she hasn't come home. In her mind, it's really a no-win situation, and so she tries to run away from it. I'd argue that's depth of character, and not inconsistency.

I suppose that makes some sense. Still it is somewhat unlike her to be quite so evasive about the truth. I can see why, and I do think it's alright for a while, I don't know... see the above

MCerberus
2012-01-21, 02:50 PM
The first few minutes:

With the first voice of Derpy, it seems like we're getting the full cast of Hey Arnold, the aforementioned being the Jinx.

Pinkie is best pony.

legomaster00156
2012-01-21, 03:02 PM
When Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash left Pinkie and Rarity behind, I didn't think anything of it, since they were on a mission. However, in hindsight, I find it a bit odd that the Element of Loyalty and the Element of Kindness would leave their friends behind, or at least not come back for them later... Anyone else think so?

Sean Mirrsen
2012-01-21, 03:05 PM
New ep, and Deadly/DeTerran's discussion:
I think you're looking at it at a slightly wrong angle. I'm more of a robot person myself (as in, a person more into robots), so the first thought that occured to me is "potential difference", like in Asimov's story "The Runaround", and quite a few others, like "Little Lost Robot". The great sendoff and great expectations displayed by the Mayor and everyone else in town gave her promise of "I'll come back with the ribbon and the winnings" a bloody huge potential. In her mind, breaking that promise and coming back into the town without a blue ribbon and the money she'd promised is way, way worse than the small lies she commits in order to keep herself from returning. Her promise to the whole town is only broken if she returns without the money and the ribbon - she's already lost the chance to get the ribbon, so she sees never returning to the town as the only way to not break the promise. She wants to return, however, and the whole thing is really hurting her, making her unstable (I'm speaking in robot terms again), and every lie she commits just pushes her further. Her Element may not be a strict definition of her character, but it seems to be strong enough to cause this kind of disruption, almost on the scale of the First Law.


Oh, and I did very much enjoy the episode. Derpy's horrible luck was hilarious, and Pinkie was at her best. One of the best ones this season, and of the whole series as well.

OracleofWuffing
2012-01-21, 03:11 PM
When Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash left Pinkie and Rarity behind, I didn't think anything of it, since they were on a mission. However, in hindsight, I find it a bit odd that the Element of Loyalty and the Element of Kindness would leave their friends behind, or at least not come back for them later... Anyone else think so?

The way I see it, Rainbow Dash was being loyal to Twilight Sparkle and Applejack, so either way she was leaving behind two ponies, and just split the difference and went with the option that satisfied herself. Fluttershy, of course, was in no position or character to object.:smallbiggrin: Why they didn't just come back later? Well... It was a very long train.:smalltongue:

Edit: Fluttershy was probably going "Um... I think... Er, didn't we forget- ... If I could interrupt a bit- ... Not to bring anything down, bu- ..." All the way home in regards to the situation.:smallwink:

Though now that I think about it, I wonder if Applejack re-explained why she didn't return once everyone sat down for breakfast later that day, even if everyone already knew why by then.

MCerberus
2012-01-21, 03:11 PM
Berry Punch: (episode)
At the rodeo.
Cleaning up at the rodeo.
Watching Ditzy in dodge city.
In the train to dodge.

My theory: she was after some Cherrychangas

Also never take a loan from Pinkie Pie.

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 03:32 PM
Note on the new ep

The end deserves its own comic follow-up.

SiuiS
2012-01-21, 03:41 PM
now if only they would do a Vitameatavegamin skit.......
but...drunk ponies? no..i dont think they will risk that

They've already done drunk ponies! Pinkamina and Applejack in the trophy. Woo! Woo! Woo!


Even if we accept that there's a loophole... kinda, maybe, a little, if you stretch it really hard... it's still dishonest. Using loopholes is not honest, it's tricky, it's not something someone who supposedly represents the very Element of Honesty should be doing.

I disagree because of two base assumptions.

first on the nature of loopholes. How they are often used does. It define them, really, and a spot in the letter of a promise which allows one to fulfill the spirit of that promise when the two conflict is often necessary.

See, that's something that a lot of folks forget nowadays. Honestly is not doggedly adhering to exactly what you say, it's doing exactly what you mean. And yes that can be done maliciously, but so can the other way around. The truth has two components, both how it it said (the letter) and what those words mean (the spirit). The Internet sort of strips away that last one, but it's no less important.

Second, Applejack is the element of honesty, not of saying the truth all the time. She has an honest heart. These complications, where she feels LYIG may be the best result if it's only a little fib, can easily arise from that. But if you look at honesty as "always tells the truth" then you miss out on a lot that defines Applejack's character. It's a narrow view of a broad-spectrum element. It is unfair and incorrect to label any honest act that falls outside of oneMs understanding of Honesty as "wrong"


I agree with that. In general, when selecting ponies for physical labor, "anypony but the unicorns!" is probably a good standby rule.

*hangs head* sniff. I'm not good at magic and Nopony will pick me to help them move?

*flees awkwardly*

Gideon Falcon
2012-01-21, 03:46 PM
With all these honesty discussions, now we need to figure out how Rarity's still representing Generosity with her less than generous deeds.

BTW, anypony follow Moonstuck? It's fantabulous.

MCerberus
2012-01-21, 03:46 PM
*hangs head* sniff. I'm not good at magic and Nopony will pick me to help them move?

*flees awkwardly*[/color]

Why do you think most unicorns descend into cartoonish villainy?
Now if you'll excuse me, one of the cultists planted a laughter beacon, I have to fire the main gun of my battleship into the planet.

PrinceAquilaDei
2012-01-21, 03:54 PM
On today's episode.
This episode was glorious and beautiful.

Derpy is glorious and beautiful. And so is everyone else.

I completely loved the mailcolt and the coachponies.

I was kind of expecting them to work together on the cherry farm to earn the money at the end though. So slight surprise there I guess.

Forum Explorer
2012-01-21, 04:50 PM
When Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash left Pinkie and Rarity behind, I didn't think anything of it, since they were on a mission. However, in hindsight, I find it a bit odd that the Element of Loyalty and the Element of Kindness would leave their friends behind, or at least not come back for them later... Anyone else think so?

I think they just plain out forgot or expected them to catch up immediately. OK Rainbow Dash might have remembered but decided it was too good of a prank to go back. Twilight? Not on a checklist forgot. Fluttershy? Too tired to even notice they fell off in the first place (clearly she slept the entire way home) Applejack? Forgot due to family and guilt.

More new episode stuff
As for Fluttershy helping Rainbow Dash I've noticed Rainbow Dash nearly always grabs her for help first. Like it Secret of my Excess or for Sonic Rainboom. That might be because Fluttershy is her oldest friend. **** I kinda imagine the whole reason Rainbow Dash moved to Ponyville was because Fluttershy refused to leave.

Anarion
2012-01-21, 05:00 PM
*hangs head* sniff. I'm not good at magic and Nopony will pick me to help them move?

*flees awkwardly*

Don't worry, I put myself in the same boat for not being so good at physical labor. But you've got lots of skills. Like organizing and hosting cross country trips. Or masterfully analyzing episodes and stories.

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 05:00 PM
Why do you think most unicorns descend into cartoonish villainy?


.... Tradition?

Orzel
2012-01-21, 05:05 PM
More new episode stuff
As for Fluttershy helping Rainbow Dash I've noticed Rainbow Dash nearly always grabs her for help first. Like it Secret of my Excess or for Sonic Rainboom. That might be because Fluttershy is her oldest friend. **** I kinda imagine the whole reason Rainbow Dash moved to Ponyville was because Fluttershy refused to leave.


Ive been going on 2 reason why Rainbow moved to Ponyville

1) Fluttershy was her only true friend for a long time and Flutter didn't want to go back to Cloudsdale.

2) With Fluttershy's shyness, RD probably thought it was her job to protect Fluttershy and talk to any of the other Ponyvillians at first. Especially, Pinkie when she shows up.

3) Big fish in a small pond. RD is a massive attention hog and Ponyville had very few pegasus ponies with aerial talent. Heck if RD uses Derpy's help for anything I could only imagine to flight skill of the other pegasi being only slightly better than Fluttershy.


With all these honesty discussions, now we need to figure out how Rarity's still representing Generosity with her less than generous deeds.


Oh Miss Rarity is plenty generous. What are you talking about? Her beauty itself is gift itself.

Kyouhen
2012-01-21, 05:09 PM
everypony picks on AJ but....

explain how RD is the element of Loyalty when she left two of her friends out in the desert?


New Ep
Fastest flyer in Equestria? She could probably have flown back and picked them up without too much of a problem.


She promised to explain everything the next day. Then, when the time comes she flees because, get this, "Oh poor me, it'd just be too hard to tell the truth. I just couldn't do it!" That's not an excuse, or a valid loophole. She's breaking a promise right there, and trying to weasel her way out.

In all other cases I'll agree that maybe you can say she's not strickly dishonest, because she didn't lie or anything... just left out the truth. But she did break her promise to Pinkie.

And she's already got a poor track record, ever since her very first supposed bit of "honesty" in S1E2 where she had to use some vague "just blindly trust me" trick instead of simply coming right out and saying "Rainbow and Fluttershy are right below, they'll catch you, you're gonna be safe".

New Ep

Except she doesn't say she'll explain the next day, she says she'll explain at breakfast. Therefore if she doesn't show up for breakfast she doesn't have to explain. This trick would never fly twice, as the other ponies would no doubt make her agree to something that isn't so easy to slip out of.

Besides, Pinkie thought it was a valid explanation so it must be at least half-decent. :smalltongue:

I'll agree with you about the second episode honesty thing, I never really did like that part. It's just kind of hard to find a situation that would work for honesty for that episode.




Edit: My point is, AJ's honesty always seems to be in some sort of gray area. It's always a bit off

New Ep

I'm writing this off mostly to the fact that it's hard to find a way to make honesty relevant. It's really easy to find a way to show that she's being dishonest and to pick that apart, but when she's being honest it just doesn't really show so they have to come up with a big poorly justified version of honesty to explain it. Probably part of why I liked this episode, because Applejack spends it right on the line of what's honest and what's dishonest. We can look and say that yes, she was definitely being honest, but it was far from what anyone would consider right.



New episode

Ohmygodsderpywasnamed.

Oh, and Applejack is somehow the main pony in this, dispite the best parts being of Fluttershy and RD.:smallannoyed:

New Ep

Well that's a silly way to spell Pinkie Pie and Derpy. :smalltongue:



[SPOILER]Same here, That was the first thing that came to mind

New Ep

Success! I'm not the only one!



[spoiler]Even if we accept that there's a loophole... kinda, maybe, a little, if you stretch it really hard... it's still dishonest. Using loopholes is not honest, it's tricky, it's not something someone who supposedly represents the very Element of Honesty should be doing.


New Ep

I'm going to claim that there's a distinct difference between being dishonest and being tricky. Unless we assume that Applejack wasn't going to explain what was going on to the other ponies if she did show up for breakfast than she was still true to her word. There were no lies involved, just misdirection.



New episode initial reactions:
Interesting, though, that they choose Rainbow and Fluttershy as their...er...pullers...? This would seem to suggest that Fluttershy is in very good physical shape, clearly the next best after Rainbow and AJ herself. I can see Twi and Rarity being the least, but I'd have pegged Pinkie as being the next, with all of her bouncing. Then again, it may be because of the fact she's a pegasus (either because of the whole flying thing they did, or pegasus are naturally faster), or that all that bear-wrestling keeps her in rude health. (Of course, it could be that Pinkie merely wanted to be the one to confront Applejack - by the by Angry Pinkie is hilariously awesome and slightly intimindating - which would then make Fluttershy the obvious second choice.)


New Ep

I was wondering about that at first too, though the flying shows it was required for story! reasons. Though thinking about it Pinkie Pie had kind of hijacked control of the group, so I doubt there would be any chance of her letting anyone else confront Applejack. Rarity would probably complain about having to pull, and Twilight's already proven she isn't very strong. Fluttershy would probably do it just because someone told her to and leave it at that.



And you would say she's not hurting her friends here by being tricky and evading the truth? Maybe you wont' call that dishonest, but I would. I can sympathize with her a little, about being forced like you say, but I can also sympathize with her friends. She's not being very fair to them.


New Ep

Applejack is the reliable pony. If she says she'll do something, she'll do it. You can count on her to do it. It's one thing for her to hurt her friends, but disappointing them is a completely different matter. She can live with leaving her friends behind and not letting them know why, but she can't live with them losing faith in her. Better to let them think she succeeded and have no idea why she's left than to let them know she failed.




One of these days, you know, he's just gonna sit there for a bit and let that Con Drain do it's work, and then where are you gonna be...


Oh Hopereaver, do you know nothing of pony physiology? Ponies are made of sugar and candy, and are therefore constructs. Admittedly their a form of construct that is vulnerable to Con drain/damage, but they still can't die from it. We just stuff them full of delicious sugars and they're back up and ready to go!


Hey! I resent resemble that remark!


What's wrong Anarion, worried that Applejack's going to start moving in on your turf? :smalltongue:



I think this is right. It's actually far more likely that young girls would know the word ditz than that they would know Derp. The terms have similar meaning, but I actually think calling someone a ditz is more insulting, since Derp really hasn't been used outside the internet much and is often used by people to refer to themselves doing something silly.


New Ep

Personally I've always prefered 'derp' over 'ditz' for her. The usage that's managed to secure a place in my brain says that a ditz is an airheaded idiot that needs to be shot. Sorry, but the people I've come to define as ditzes annoy me to no end. A derp, meanwhile, tends to be more of a brain-fart where you do something that isn't very bright without realizing it at the time or are just clumsy. A ditz is an idiot, a derp is just bad luck.



As has been noted, it was Tabitha St. Germaine. One can argue with the quality of her work in this case, but I wouldn't call her a throwaway voice actor. :smallwink:


New Ep

Now here's the real question, why would they have Tabitha voice a background pony? :smallwink:



New ep, and Deadly/DeTerran's discussion:
I think you're looking at it at a slightly wrong angle. I'm more of a robot person myself (as in, a person more into robots), so the first thought that occured to me is "potential difference", like in Asimov's story "The Runaround", and quite a few others, like "Little Lost Robot". The great sendoff and great expectations displayed by the Mayor and everyone else in town gave her promise of "I'll come back with the ribbon and the winnings" a bloody huge potential. In her mind, breaking that promise and coming back into the town without a blue ribbon and the money she'd promised is way, way worse than the small lies she commits in order to keep herself from returning. Her promise to the whole town is only broken if she returns without the money and the ribbon - she's already lost the chance to get the ribbon, so she sees never returning to the town as the only way to not break the promise. She wants to return, however, and the whole thing is really hurting her, making her unstable (I'm speaking in robot terms again), and every lie she commits just pushes her further. Her Element may not be a strict definition of her character, but it seems to be strong enough to cause this kind of disruption, almost on the scale of the First Law.


New Ep

Don't forget that she was also probably expecting a huge party when she returned because of those high expectations. I honestly thought when Twilight said she saw Applejack coming that Applejack would show up upset and spend the rest of the episode moping while everyone tried to cheer her up. Way to mess with what I was expecting Studio B. :smalltongue:

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-21, 05:10 PM
*kicks open forum door*

New Ep:
SWEET CELESTIA YES OH MY GAW YES DERPY

*passes out*

MCerberus
2012-01-21, 05:11 PM
.... Tradition?

Traditional discussion of adolescent unicorns to their parents:

But papa, I don't want to bring forth the end of civilization.
I HAVE NO SON/DAUGHTER

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-01-21, 05:21 PM
My thoughts on the new ep:


*kicks open forum door*

New Ep:
SWEET CELESTIA YES OH MY GAW YES DERPY

*passes out*

Eeyup. Pretty much that.

Lord Raziere
2012-01-21, 05:52 PM
On Season 2, Episode 14
I hated the stupid pony who kept wrecking everything at the beginning. why do they keep this idiot around again?

and….the whole episode just turns out to be built up to reveal that Applejack *gasp* did not win first place. meh. boring. I predicted it from the very start.

I hated pinkie pie as always. I could picture every scene without her without actually changing the plot. she just seems….redundant, unneeded. she honestly just seems superfluous.

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 05:57 PM
But papa, I don't want to bring forth the end of civilization.
I HAVE NO SON/DAUGHTER

Cue little Twilight/Luna turning everypony into plants.

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-21, 06:48 PM
This was posted at least two hours ago. I love how fast the internet moves, that's all I can really say other than the fact that I can't stop grinning like an idiot after this beautiful wonderful glorious episode.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/021/d/9/derpy_finds_dash_by_raikoh14-d4n5gc2.jpg

BlasTech
2012-01-21, 06:48 PM
New Ep:

Pretty good imo, made me burst out laughing in a couple of points. Also, while I predicted the whole "didn't win" outcome after the first 20 seconds of Applebloom praising AJ, I actually got thrown off about midway through by CherryJubilee's comment that she'd "never seen a pony win that many ribbons" before. It had me thinking that competition didn't have any prize money, or something completely different ...

Oh yay, and Derpy is canon ... poor gal is gonna cop it worse than Luna in terms of busting fanon XD

Jahkaivah
2012-01-21, 07:28 PM
HOLY CRAP THAT FREAKING EPISODE.

Mando Knight
2012-01-21, 07:32 PM
New Ep

Now here's the real question, why would they have Tabitha voice a background pony? :smallwink:


Because they wanted the Derp to be done right.

Kyouhen
2012-01-21, 07:48 PM
Because they wanted the Derp to be done right.

New Ep

Or perhaps we're going to be seeing a little more of her. :smalltongue:


Non-Episode Image Dump

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http://fatum--inanis.deviantart.com/art/ReATG-26-Ack-Not-Again-275870172
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/326/f/3/f39ee70c9d342e469ceaa5a7b61ebae9-d4h0kz6.jpg (http://sunflic.deviantart.com/art/Feed-Me-270445362)
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/284/1/f/when_i_was_a_little_filly_by_luigiwithcheese-d4civ3i.png (http://luigiwithcheese.deviantart.com/art/WHEN-I-WAS-A-LITTLE-FILLY-262900206)
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Thanqol
2012-01-21, 08:21 PM
Episode:

Okay, this is my clear head-and-shoulders favourite for Season 2 so far and a serious contender with Fall Weather Friends for best episode.

Also, if you asked me at the end of this episode which pony was second best pony, I wouldn't be able to tell you. Writing Long Distance somehow has made Applejack just work in my head and I've got a new appreciation for everything she does.

Rainbow Dash is still incontestable as best pony, of course.

EDIT: Derpy day is gonna be BEST DAY.


Episode 14:
I'm going to go with what was mentioned previously about the Elements - in particular, they're like WoD Virtues, or Thanqol's version of Ideals. When you're at your best and really being you, then you're representative of that Element. Of course, it does bleed over, so Laughter is usually happy and so forth, but it doesn't mean that Honesty can't tell a lie, or that Loyalty can't shirk responsibility for a cloud nap.

I'd also argue that Honesty doesn't mean just telling the truth; it also implies a kind of integrity, and AJ has that in spades. Once she's gotten it in her head that something is a responsibility or a point of honor, she'll do everything in her power to make it happen. Likewise, she knows who she is and what she wants, and she isn't trying to affect being somepony else just because it's convenient.

The problem in this episode is that her integrity conflicts with her simple honesty. When her friends come calling, she either has to admit that she failed (in her eyes at least) at something she had taken up as her job to do, or she has to bend the truth about why she hasn't come home. In her mind, it's really a no-win situation, and so she tries to run away from it. I'd argue that's depth of character, and not inconsistency.

Ah, good, my position has been articulated pre-emptively.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 08:21 PM
From the latest Derpfriend:


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-52r5aSrk2Y4/TxtZ3GVj7GI/AAAAAAAAb40/bEGOvOkaRoI/s1600/116077+-+artist+tggeko+derpy+derpy_hooves+lightning.png
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qUdG58g6j_0/TxtZ5iOZacI/AAAAAAAAb5E/GQktGyKbRP4/s1600/116220+-+artist+Celebi-Yoshi+derpy_hooves+rainbow_dash+scrunchy+sit.png
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LPIPNTzRYPg/TxtZ6cAHMbI/AAAAAAAAb5M/ke5R1XKEN9M/s1600/116218+-+artist+equestria-prevails+clouds+derpy_hooves+rainbow_dash+zap.png
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KgLhJHtYips/TxtZ-YfwHaI/AAAAAAAAb6M/vCPXSnQm-Po/s1600/115996+-+artist+empty-10+cloud+derpy_hooves.png
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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pe4YeJVUex8/TxtaKy9eb8I/AAAAAAAAb8I/2aXgAlEiSDw/s1600/derpy_queen_of_storms_by_bigccv-d4n5yfp.png


And some other ponies:


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_QWs5SkWhWk/TxtaL8RkV7I/AAAAAAAAb8g/lAdLHI_Z0D0/s1600/bffs_by_karzahnii-d4n5k3y.png
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-56VcHVcriQY/TxtaHfbe2bI/AAAAAAAAb7k/CxfJHfQ4Tvg/s1600/116322+-+artist+suirobo+hand_cart+pinkie_pie+rarity.png
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nCPatFqK4wI/TxtZ9njp9BI/AAAAAAAAb58/N2rQnnkVrIo/s1600/116021+-+artist+feniiku+Discord+Star_swirl+Star_Swirl_the_ Beaded.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U0ulwJpBpBg/TxtZ9LTwpxI/AAAAAAAAb50/jmnRrPJa-qg/s1600/116027+-+artist+asikku+pinkie_pie+pound_cake+pumpkin_cake. png


And a final animated one to make you all cry:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JLJ3owAH5-s/TxtaJP2QuOI/AAAAAAAAb78/MI4ghX3Z4LE/s1600/sad_scoots_by_lonewolfkait-d4n5iss.gif

Orzel
2012-01-21, 08:39 PM
I swore I'd stay of this topic

Of Applejack and Honesty

AJ kida confuses Promise keeping with Honesty. Because of this she also kinda tips into the Lawful Stupid category. It's hard for her to say false statements to friends. It is also hard for her to not do what she says/promises she will do. It is her core and the source of her other attributes: strong work ethic, orneriness, athleticism. She is even willing to put worms, living creatures, in food because she thought Pinkie told her do and she promised to help her.

But like all codes of conduct, keeping multiple one is hard and AJ modified hers so that she can keep them all. So the promise of "Don't tell lies to your friends" became "Not getting your friends anything that isn't true" in order to keep her "Fulfill your promises" promise.

Honesty is just the wrong term. Principled maybe. Reliable is better. Dependable even.

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-21, 09:01 PM
i still say Derpy only sounded that way because she had a cold.

Topaz
2012-01-21, 09:08 PM
And a final animated one to make you all cry:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JLJ3owAH5-s/TxtaJP2QuOI/AAAAAAAAb78/MI4ghX3Z4LE/s1600/sad_scoots_by_lonewolfkait-d4n5iss.gif
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxws1itRa71qgacym.jpg

PhantomFox
2012-01-21, 09:11 PM
AJ speculationRemind me if I'm wrong, but is the first time we've seen AJ SAD? Well sad/ashamed/vulnerable, but this is a new emotion for her, right?

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 09:21 PM
And a final animated one to make you all cry:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JLJ3owAH5-s/TxtaJP2QuOI/AAAAAAAAb78/MI4ghX3Z4LE/s1600/sad_scoots_by_lonewolfkait-d4n5iss.gif

Silly Scootaloo! Chickens can't fly!

Noctemwolf
2012-01-21, 09:24 PM
So, time to post more. I'm tired of sitting in the background while everything moves without me.

personal crap no one cares about: (in other words, life problems that I don't have anybody to tell about except Internet strangers).
my funk came back. In context: funk meaning angst, anger, and depression. I realized everything I want to do I suck at. It's either that I suck or I'm so lazy I haven't really practiced at it. I'm done with it. I'm forcing myself foward now. I'm tired of sitting and doing nothing; yet I'm finding It difficult to get myself up and moving, getting my brain engaged and actually working.*
I want to read stories and give deep insight; I want to write stories that move people; I want to draw. But I feel I'm not progressing. Of course, sitting around and doing nothing really doesn't help that fact much.
Anyone that reads this have any tips on how to kick yourself in the butt to start actually moving in the direction you want to go?
And now that vent is done...

My thoughts on the newest episode (please note; I haven't taken the time to read anyone else's reviews yet. Any of them I did I really didn't pay attention to, as I have been having trouble retaining information recently).*


In reference to Derpy's appearance: wow. I was honestly surprised! This was kind of cool.*
However,*
I sincerely hope this kind of thing doesn't become common; I wouldn't want the show to evolve into nothing more than a series of memes. It needs to remain true to what it was that attracted us to it in the first place.
Doesn't mean I didn't like seeing Derpy.
And, truthfully, from what I can tell, it hasn't ruined a lot of fanon at all. All it's confirmed is that rainbow dash calls Derpy, well, Derpy. That rainbow dash knows her, and that she is rather clumsy (that was a given, *I'm assuming).*
I like it when she was jumping on the cloud; that was rather cute. =) it shows to me too she couldn't be a weather mare... No way. Nothing there has said anything else about her, and hat still leaves pretty much everything intact. Unless your story or artwork hinged on the fact Derpy was completely unknown by the mane 6, in which case your out of luck. =P
In terms of the story... Interesting. I understand where applejack is coming from; I hate disappointing people, and I sometimes avoid them if I feel I have. A nice, simple story that at the same time wasn't so simple as to render its audience catatonic.
Is it just me, or did pinkie pie seem to just be annoying this episode? She's never been my particular favorite, but before she was actually funny. This time it just seemed gimmicky. It makes me think of spongebob; in his earlier episodes, spongebob was actually funny, and wasn't annoying on purpose; now he is annoying on purpose.*
I hope they're not starting to run it of ideas.*
Fluttershy stopping for the bunny... D'awwww. =3
also, it seems to me Twilight has taken that backseat stick hard to the face... Yes, I know that the first season had her in every episode. Bear with me. =P
I'm looking foward to more fluttershy as well... She seems to have become gimmicky as well, and I'm hoping one good episode will Change that.
You guys understand what I mean when I say gimmicky? Almost as if they've lost their depth.*
As if they're going through the movements, but there's no real substance behind it.*


Another point: (hey! Maybe I can feel involved if I post up something that provokes conversation)!*
*
It's been on my mind for quite some time now...
When generation four of my little pony ends, what do you all suppose will happen to the fandom?*
I get this feeling that the whole hint will break apart and splinter basically immediately afterwards. Kind of why I feel rushed to write and draw everything Now, before everything ends.*
I get this idea by comparing, say, bronycon against things like anime conventions and comic con. The major difference brig this; bronycon (and bronies) are fans of one specific show, while comic fans and anime fans are (for lack of another word) fans of comics and/or anime in general. There will always be fresh content for them; for bronies, it seems specifically wrapped up with generation four.
I just want to be able to pt out the stories and drawings in my head now before it all goes downhill. Same for making some friends; I would actually like to meet some people and make new friends through this. That is one major motivator for going to bronycon for me. I want to meet people. Unfortunately, with my being as hectic as it is (I leave for basic training in less than two weeks!) *I see no time in the future where I will be able to do so...

And:

Does roleplay still take place? That was one thing about this thread I liked reading. I'm assuming that that is mostly done in the IRC, aye?

I will edit and add new things when I get one from work in five hours . Fun!*

TheAmishPirate
2012-01-21, 09:37 PM
Saw the episode earlier today, but I've been busy with work ever since. Thoughts:

This is the episode AJ needed. Yes, we got hilarious moments from Pinkie, great moments from Dash, and we even got Derpy for Celestia's sake, but this was AJ's episode. We got a good look at a side of her character that hasn't been seen on the show before (though some have guessed at it in fanfics); how she deals with promises she can't keep. I laughed at weaponized Pinkie, I had a quiet chuckle at the I Love Lucy reference, and I had to pinch myself when Derpy was there, but the best part of this episode for me was watching AJ continually dig herself deeper and deeper rather than admit that she couldn't keep her word. It really shows us (as this thread is so keen to point out) how Honesty is so much more than "I tell the truth all the time". It's Integrity. AJ takes her word seriously, and she'll do everything in her power to keep it, even it means telling a white lie or half-truth here and there.

Brilliant episode.

Other notes:
-They get credit for the misleading line, "I've never seen anypony win so many ribbons." I completely missed the loophole there.
-Never, ever break a Pinkie Swear. :smalleek:

Tectonic Robot
2012-01-21, 09:39 PM
personal crap no one cares about: (in other words, life problems that I don't have anybody to tell about except Internet strangers).
my funk came back. In context: funk meaning angst, anger, and depression. I realized everything I want to do I suck at. It's either that I suck or I'm so lazy I haven't really practiced at it. I'm done with it. I'm forcing myself foward now. I'm tired of sitting and doing nothing; yet I'm finding It difficult to get myself up and moving, getting my brain engaged and actually working.*
I want to read stories and give deep insight; I want to write stories that move people; I want to draw. But I feel I'm not progressing. Of course, sitting around and doing nothing really doesn't help that fact much.
Anyone that reads this have any tips on how to kick yourself in the butt to start actually moving in the direction you want to go?
And now that vent is done...

I'm sorry mate, I don't know how to motivate. But I'm rooting for you!


And:

Does roleplay still take place? That was one thing about this thread I liked reading. I'm assuming that that is mostly done in the IRC, aye?

I will edit and add new things when I get one from work in five hours . Fun!*
Yep, all in the IRC, mate! Feel free to join us!

...Wait... you have a life to get back on track. Might not be the best plan...

Dirtbag
2012-01-21, 09:50 PM
So, time to post more. I'm tired of sitting in the background while everything moves without me.

personal crap no one cares about: (in other words, life problems that I don't have anybody to tell about except Internet strangers).
my funk came back. In context: funk meaning angst, anger, and depression. I realized everything I want to do I suck at. It's either that I suck or I'm so lazy I haven't really practiced at it. I'm done with it. I'm forcing myself foward now. I'm tired of sitting and doing nothing; yet I'm finding It difficult to get myself up and moving, getting my brain engaged and actually working.*
I want to read stories and give deep insight; I want to write stories that move people; I want to draw. But I feel I'm not progressing. Of course, sitting around and doing nothing really doesn't help that fact much.
Anyone that reads this have any tips on how to kick yourself in the butt to start actually moving in the direction you want to go?
And now that vent is done...

Does roleplay still take place? That was one thing about this thread I liked reading. I'm assuming that that is mostly done in the IRC, aye?

I can't really say much as to your drama as I'm in the same hole, but don't force yourself to do something you don't want. I find that just doing what seems to come to you at the moment is the best. Forcing yourself to do something only makes you angrier/sadder and also less creative. You might be able to drive angry but you can't create angry. :P Also, look for inspiration, or find somewhere quiet to escape to, away from civilization. Just take some time to think to yourself. I can't speak for you but it helps me a lot. Hopefully I helped a bit. ^^

As for the RP, yes, most of it is in the IRC now.

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-21, 09:53 PM
I would like to report that these now exist:
http://i.imgur.com/yLC9Z.jpg

Celestia I love this fandom.

Geno9999
2012-01-21, 10:12 PM
I would like to report that these now exist:
lolnoI'mnotgonnarepostthishugeimage.

Celestia I love this fandom.

...Is that a Chimi-cherry or Cherry-changa?
What actually disappoints me is that I haven't found an image of Deadpool Pinkie Pie w/ Cherry Chimichanga.

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-21, 10:39 PM
...Is that a Chimi-cherry or Cherry-changa?
What actually disappoints me is that I haven't found an image of Deadpool Pinkie Pie w/ Cherry Chimichanga.
It was posted as a Cherrychanga, so I'm going with that one =p

Soras Teva Gee
2012-01-21, 10:42 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxws1itRa71qgacym.jpg

Appropriate reactions like this...


Silly Scootaloo! Chickens can't fly!

... but not like this.


I would like to report that these now exist:
*snip*

Celestia I love this fandom.

That didn't take long.

Still though we must answer the eternal question.

HalfTangible
2012-01-21, 10:50 PM
Minor plot spoilers but actually an question on the series overall...

Does anyone else get annoyed when one pony or another is put on a pedestal right from the get-go? I couldn't make it to the opening credits of Mare-do-well because Rainbow had her own bloody fan club (which seems like a shame - heard it was pretty good). Current episode i can only watch in short increments...

Bayonet Priest
2012-01-21, 10:52 PM
You know, what I'd like to see most in the future is a Scootaloo focus episode. Applebloom's had several so far and Sweetie has had one too but poor Scoots hasn't. We really don't know all that much about her beyond her personality and Rainbow Dash fangirlism. Hopefully we'll see one this season or next.

Pokonic
2012-01-21, 11:04 PM
You know, what I'd like to see most in the future is a Scootaloo focus episode. Applebloom's had several so far and Sweetie has had one too but poor Scoots hasn't. We really don't know all that much about her beyond her personality and Rainbow Dash fangirlism. Hopefully we'll see one this season or next.

Also, her parents. Or guardiens, for that matter. My guess is that they work somewere else (Cloudsdale?) and that she is actualy alown most of the time. However, that means that she simply be up to the task of reaching her own goals at a early age.

Thanqol
2012-01-21, 11:05 PM
You know, what I'd like to see most in the future is a Scootaloo focus episode. Applebloom's had several so far and Sweetie has had one too but poor Scoots hasn't. We really don't know all that much about her beyond her personality and Rainbow Dash fangirlism. Hopefully we'll see one this season or next.

Speaking of fangirlism,

Rainbow Dash's fangirlism over Calamity Mane (I need to high five someone whenever I say that, don't care who) was excellent :smallbiggrin:

Forum Explorer
2012-01-21, 11:06 PM
Minor plot spoilers but actually an question on the series overall...

Does anyone else get annoyed when one pony or another is put on a pedestal right from the get-go? I couldn't make it to the opening credits of Mare-do-well because Rainbow had her own bloody fan club (which seems like a shame - heard it was pretty good). Current episode i can only watch in short increments...

Mare Do Well was particularly bad. But I didn't find this one bad at all. I think its because its already been established that Applejack is an athlete who has compete in rodeos before and is one of the best. (Fall Weather Friends). Plus one of the big reasons she was being praised was because she promised her winnings to help rebuild the town hall


I just rewatched episode 1&2 of season 2 and I just noticed something new. Discord's statue has his tail wrapped around the pedestal. He can move as a statue!

the_druid_droid
2012-01-21, 11:12 PM
Ah, good, my position has been articulated pre-emptively.

Does this mean that...

*gasp*

I'm Thanqol too?! The thread really is full of them...!


Speaking of fangirlism,

Rainbow Dash's fangirlism over Calamity Mane (I need to high five someone whenever I say that, don't care who) was excellent :smallbiggrin:

That was both excellent fangirlism, and an excellent reference, in my view.

Also, have something Mask-related:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee385/the_druid_droid/Mask_final.png
A random image that popped into my head! Happy Birthday again!

SiuiS
2012-01-21, 11:23 PM
Why do you think most unicorns descend into cartoonish villainy?


Dude! Spoilers. *suddenly feels cliche*


.... Tradition?

Dude! SPOILERS!


So, time to post more. I'm tired of sitting in the background while everything moves without me.

Good call! You'll like it here. Well, again. Ehheh.



personal crap no one cares about: (in other words, life problems that I don't have anybody to tell about except Internet strangers).
my funk came back. In context: funk meaning angst, anger, and depression. I realized everything I want to do I suck at. It's either that I suck or I'm so lazy I haven't really practiced at it. I'm done with it. I'm forcing myself foward now. I'm tired of sitting and doing nothing; yet I'm finding It difficult to get myself up and moving, getting my brain engaged and actually working.*
I want to read stories and give deep insight; I want to write stories that move people; I want to draw. But I feel I'm not progressing. Of course, sitting around and doing nothing really doesn't help that fact much.
Anyone that reads this have any tips on how to kick yourself in the butt to start actually moving in the direction you want to go?
And now that vent is done...

Well, here's how I deal with it.
Don't think about acting. Just act. They say "count to three then jump". I say, jump. Countin to three gives you time to lose your nerve; if anything you should jump between 1 and 2 because then you mind thinks it has until 3 to talk you out of it.

Don't associate consequences. Just act. Find something that has meaning for you, some word or phrase. Use it. Mine was 'semper fi' for a while. I spent a good year doing things the hard way, as sort of a mental and emotional weight training. Two ways to do something? Do the hard one. Take the stairs, not the elevator. Bite the bullet, don't procrastinate. Tell that loud Ty to shut up and knock it off, don't passively assert you might not appreciate it maybe. Etc. but this takes some getting used to. In the end you are your own judge. No one else matters. So find something that YOU find motivating, and use it.

As for progress... Progress is an illusion caused by time. You are need any better than you are at the moment you evaluate yourself. Certainly you have been worse, but each day you are right where you are. So I say, and here I fully expect a rebuttal from Thanqol; forget about progress. Just do.

See, "progress" requires a lot of secondary functions to support it. You need to go into drawing with like, five goals, or more, every time. And only one of those goals is "draw a good picture" and the rest of the goals are things like "see how this pencil grip changes things" and "apply what we learned from that tissue paper debacle" and succeeding at 3 of those five is progress, but if the picture isn't any better you still progressed but you still feel like you failed.

So do it as a labor of love, not as a labor, period. Find something fun to draw and draw the ever-loving **** out of it. You will progress. Will you progress as well as Thanqol? Probably not, but not every wizard is Shomei the Infernal. Perhaps you don't have a full hour to devote. Perhaps your head isn't in the game. Perhaps you didn't really learn anything explicitly from your last picture. That's ok. Your progress is relative, and it's hard to see that; but continuing is so much more important than "how far" you have come.

Kindablue said it the very best. There is only one guy you compete with; yourself. But the other you is 2 weeks in the past. As long as you are better than the two-weeks-ago you, you're doing fine.

Meteoric rises can happen, certainly. But you have to already be appropriately limber for that. And while few people can exercise an hour a day, most can do half an hour. A lot can do fifteen. And for the average joe, there is even an everyman's 4 minute routine, where YouTube a sweatshirt to a sledgehammer (for padding) and go through motions of digging, swinging, and chopping. Why? "because at 5 minutes it's compartmentalized as time, and you could be doing something more important. But 4 minutes? Nobody cares about four minutes, so you don't feel like you're losing out on anything."

It's all in the presentation mate. So get a shake-weight. Or a big resistance band. Or even no weights at all! And every time you realize "hey, I could be doing exercise right now..." do it! Everything you say "I could be drawing" do it! That is all you need to do.

I set out to draw the very simplest caricatures I could for a comic one day. I kept them simple because I knew I would be drawing them all the darn time and didn't want to overdo it. And it eventually evolved into art that's higher quality than 50% of the web comics I've seen. Sure, occasionally I'd specifically try to press my skill, but it was "hm, I wonder if I can incorporate this line use. I wonder if I should draw boobs like that. I wonder if..." every couple months. And now, I'm not digitally proficient (yet) but I'm a darn good doodler. It's all in the momentum, mate. Keep going, keep trucking, and you'll be fine. Just Do.




Does roleplay still take place? That was one thing about this thread I liked reading. I'm assuming that that is mostly done in the IRC, aye?

I will edit and add new things when I get one from work in five hours . Fun!*

Hm. Good question. LET'S USE SCIENCE!

Hypothesis: if role play is provided, RP!onies will play.
FINDING BERRY ANN ARCHIVE
[FFRP] [Open Cast]
A green-garbed cream pony, mane of dark viridian, walks simultaneously into Bridle Shores, Ponyville, Ponythread and Pony noir. Finding a tavern, in, bar, public bulletin board, or pole of appropriate stoutness, this pony unrolls a suitably tattered, cartoon scroll, and hammers it onto the wall before fleeing (to avoid hassles about noise pollution and property damage).

Wall Scroll

ATTENTION EVERYPONY

Mysterious Wizard, Oneiric Captain & Archivist Extraordinaire
STARRY NOTIONS

Seeks a crew of ponies or other to sail the sea of dreams to find HRM Dream Submarines, to follow and interrogate in interests of rescuing a princess from fate most cruel

Applicants are expected to help sail the ship, stave off attack, avoid mutiny and keep ship in good repair.

BENEFITS include an equal share of treasure, food, lodging and board games on Wednesdays. Travel expenses as required, funerary expenses, dramatic monologues, resurrections or off-screen time for healing as appropriate to genre of applicant.

Applicants please see the attendant outside the dock you will mysteriously find yourself next to after setting out.

Bring your own hooch.



Beeskee: Beeskee nods, and trots off toward the shops. He returns shortly afterward, wearing two large saddlebags that look to be stuffed full of supplies. He also has what looks like a hundred balloons tied to himself, and with each step he floats for several seconds before coming back down to the ground. "All set!"

On the trot back, Starry grins fondly at the sight of the hopping pony.


Dreamscape? Do you need a navigator?.

Why, certainly! That was fast. Hm.
You're hired, provided you can stand here waiting for a ship to show up at this dock we are mysteriously standing next to, and screen the other applicants.

...

Don't I know you? Oh well time is a funny thing, really.



Beeskee: "I would say yes, but I don't even know what that is." He sorts through his bags, double-checking over the supplies.

Ah, good to see we already have a crew going. Hm. Where is that Shadowy with the ship? If he spent all of those bits on a kerosene lantern and some Fluttershy autographs again...


*~*~*
MEANWHILE
~*~*~



Well, now I'm glad that you took my corporal form again. *Forgot this! *I'm coming on the airship trip! **Activates hidden rockets in the bunker* *Ah-ha! *It can now FLY! *....She's still on-board. *I can work something out! *Activates maximum security mode* *Think about it! *Not even the lich can beat her, and his stuff makes even your best look like rocks! *You're not safe either! *I don't have a physical form anymore! *Do you think that would stop her? *.......

Run!
We could try and negotiate by Rescuing, and offering Berry-Ann. *Make it quick! *Let's get to wherever the heck that wizard pony is!


I've got the Ship, provided my own even, I've just encountered a slight.....problem. *Which is why I had the spend all of the bits, on the one thing that might prove useful against the current intruder!

*Activates emergency teleporter*
Shipping god! *Come and get me if you dare! *For I know your weakness! *I've have a room of your kryptonite!

Celibate. Charter. Accountants.
That's a bit harsh, even for you. *I have a quest to partake!



~*~*~
AT THE DOCKS
*~*~*



Oh! My, but you're... buoyant. Are your saddlebags full of balloons? She looks out past the pier and waves a hoof. I think that might be the ship we're supposed to be taking, but I'm not sure.


Beeskee: "Thank you for providing the ship for the mission." The rest of what Shadowy says goes over his head. He never even considered how valuable an accountant might be on this trip!

Beeskee: The earth pony nods to Topaz, "Yes, I have a few bags of them, for emergencies. It's mainly these balloons causing it though." He looks back at the colorful array of inflated balloons tied to himself. They are carefully tied to his midsection via the saddlebag, which is fastened with double straps to hold it securely to the pony.

His ears perk up at the mention of the ship having arrived, and he takes a deliberate bounce, sending himself up a few feet and hanging there in midair, peering around to try and spot it in the thirty seconds before he descends.



(Supply run post (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11983962&postcount=680))

(Edit: ICly, he figures she probably couldn't see them from the angle she was at, if she was just approaching.)




Beeskee: Beeskee smiles at the sight of a group of ponies already forming. "I have a cart with more supplies on the way. It's just hard for me to get good traction like this." He demonstrates, pushing forward as if to give a tug on an imaginary cart, but the motion sends him floating up into the air for a few seconds instead. The earth pony does an epic leg wiggle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDp8Ik7fzMc) while waiting for his hooves to touch the ground again.



I... See. Starry raises an eyebrow at the epic hoof wiggle, then laughs. Come aboard, come aboard. You remind me of a wee filly aquaintance of mine. Adorable thing, always ballooning about...

Anyway, I'll see if we can't get somepony to help with that cart, once I find a boat.




Beeskee: The pony grins playfully and nods, following along behind Starry with almost-gravity-defying bounces, enjoying the feeling of being light on his hooves. He double-checks his supplies, since he's carrying a small sampling of everything being brought. "The cart is waiting at the shop, but I imagine somepony from there would be willing to drop it off if we don't have anypony available to fetch it. Or I could bring it, once I stow these balloons."






Oh! I can fetch the cart, if you tell me where to pick it up. I'm good for that sort of thing. Um, if that really is our ship. But I see Starry, so I guess it is. And I can explain about the Dreamscape when I get back.




Beeskee: "It should be parked next to the general store. They know that someone else other than me might be the one to pick it up, so there shouldn't be any problems."


y'know, maybe you should go with Topaz, my balloony friend.

Starry sighs and looks over her shoulder at the... Ship. I suspect that once the door opens, there may be some sort of backflash, or... Really, I just want innocent ponies out of the metaphorical blast radius.




[b]Beeskee: The pony nods as he thinks about it, realizing it may have inadvertently sounded like he was volunteering Topaz to haul a heavy cart. "Y-yeah, that's a good idea." He manages to loosen the straps on his pack, and slips it off himself, urgently grabbing hold of a strap with his mouth before it floats away. A few moments later and he has it tied to a nearby tree, the balloons bobbing merrily in the breeze.



*A quick crackling of static is heard, then a voice cuts in over it.*
Is this thing on? *Good. *If you can hear me, I'm currently trapped in the chartered accountancy department. *There may or may not be vengeful gods aboard, so please take caution! *I've managed to create a control panel out of clip-boards and paper-clips, so I can open up the doors, and give you a safe route inside!

And for the love of Celestia, Don't touch anything! *I'm not entirely sure what rules of physics this bunker is running on, but it does not like the pony skeleton. *Good luck!

*With that, the blast doors open, and a blinding light is coming from the hallway beyond.*

You're probably the worst host ever, you know that?
I'm kinda of busy here!


... Mm-Hm. So this is our, uh, "ship". Vengeful deities, odds of bursting into flames and landing in the trees in the top percentile... Oh adventure, you so silly.



Topaz' eyes widen. Ah. Right. Cart! Supplies! Come on, Beeskee, we'll get the cart!

Topaz' horn lights up as a circular platform appears. Beeskee also glows for a moment while being levitated onto the platform, as Topaz hops up as well, Once she does, a dome forms over the platform and it starts to fly away from the pier and towards the general store. It's no problem at all, Beeskee. I move cargo all the time, I'm used to it.




Beeskee: He eeps as he suddenly feels like he's attached to the balloons once more, finding himself floating and letting out a quiet laugh as he realizes what is actually happening. "Woah! Oh hay, cool!" He settles onto the platform carefully, and admires Topaz' hoofwork on the seemingly solid surface and dome. "Very nice! Are you able to use this to move heavier things?" He closes his eyes for a moment and enjoys the sensation of flying.


Starry watches the two fly away, still somewhat bemused by Topaz's platform. Well, good to know they are out of the blast zone... IM... *COULD YOU LAND? She shouts. I CAN'T GET UP THERE TO THE DOOR.

...

CAN YOU EVEN HEAR ME?



*~*~*
MEANWHILE,
DURING CARGO RETRIEVAL
~*~*~




Topaz smiles briefly. Oh yes, I can handle six ponies or around a ton of cargo if it's balanced well and I only have to carry it across town. It's my signature magic, not counting my Element. She glances back at the pier. I certainly hope Starry can make some sense of whatever is going on back there. She steers the dome toward the store, looking for a good place to land.

You were asking about the Dreamscape. It's where dreams come from, of course, but more importantly it's the realm that underlies all the realities and even the unrealities; scientific types sometimes call it the Eleventh Dimension. It embodies Possibility in all its aspects, which can make it decidedly tricky to maneuver in.




Beeskee: "Wow! That sounds really handy!" He nods, flinching slightly at the sounds of the various explosions and scary noises, not willing to risk a glance backward himself, just in case it is as bad as it sounds. Presumably Topaz will say something if their ride outright explodes. "That ship definitely sounds... complicated."

He listens carefully as she explains the dreamscape, one ear twitching a bit. Here he thought the ship was complex. "I.. uh.. don't know if I understood all that." He smiles, and says, "I do know I am glad that we have you along. Thank you." He thinks back, trying to remember if he properly introduced himself... Better safe than sorry. "If I forgot to mention before, my name is Beeskee." *As they approach the store, he spots the cart, loaded and ready to go with a good variety of supplies, both of the 'survival' kind as well as more than a few party supplies, pointing it out to Topaz. There's a clear area nearby, on the street.

(OOC: I couldn't find if I had introduced myself ICly in any of the previous posts.)




Thanks, Beeskee! She lands them in the clear spot and dissolves the dome. Yeah, the dreamscape stuff is complicated. Frankly, I go by instinct when dealing with it. She looks over the cart, moving it slightly with her magic to get an idea of weight and balance, then conjures a new platform. Looks like you did a great job with the supplies. Let's load up and see if we have a ship to get back to.




Beeskee nods at that. "Sounds easier that way. I guess if you know what you are doing, it becomes second nature."

He watches wide-eyed as she easily raises the cart. "Very impressive!" Unicorn magic is always fascinating to him. "Thanks, I tried to get a bit of everything that might come in handy. Hopefully the ship didn't blow up, though it looked like it might. Hrm... Do you think we should hurry back, or take our time? Just in case?" He chuckles.



Topaz chuckles. Like I said, cargo hauling is kind of my thing. Unlike the dream stuff where it's more like, I hope my nature knows what it's doing. She makes a new platform, elliptical this time, and moves the cart onto it. If you could stand there, I'll get ready to head back. Cautiously.




Beeskee nods and trots onto the platform. "Hopefully we'll be able to find this missing pony, one way or another. I'm looking forward to seeing this dreamscape. Ready for take-off when you are, since I haven't heard any explosions." He grins, and wiggles himself into the cart harness, ready to pull it once the magical platform has landed.


~*~*~
BACK AT THE SHIP
*~*~*

Starry stares up at the open door, much like a dog awaiting a treat. She sighs.

After a few comically short jumps, she paces. The impression is one of an old man pacing, studiously examining his rug and puffing from his pipe before the fireplace. In a small pony, the image comes across as comical more than serious.

Wait, I think... I've got it!

Ceasing her pacing, Starry deftly pulls a coil of rope from her saddlepack, and tosses it to the ground. She glances at the wound pile, and it shifting snakes apart, separating into four individual lengths.

With effort only visible to psychiatrists and expert poker players, launches each rope one by one, so they stand stiff as poles leaning into the doorway.

With more practiced ease, Starry begins to bob her head back and forth like a snake charmer. The ropes coil and glide, slide and slither, forming a net-ladder out of a loose, undulating braid. Starry chuckles, and steps into the loops. She begins to rise along the rope escalator—

—Until she gets to the top, where the ropes react to an outside force, and begin to take on a more sinister life! Coiling around the poor unicorn like Hellen constrictors, squeezing and jostling. Starry yelps and struggles, and ceases concentration on the ropes. Exploding into a tangled buckyball of entwined hemp, they collapse upon themselves, somehow still anchored to the ship.

Starry notions looks "up" at the ground, and a her slowly falling hat. What the buck just happened?

Tensing herself, Starry looks at the ropes, now inert. Her hooves - all four, and her poor tail! - are caught in the jumble of ropes, held in place by six cow hitches and a square knot.
And then, one by one, the hitches begin to slip.

W... W... Woooooah! *THUD* Ow. Well, at least I've got my hat back. Hm.

Settling her hat back over her horn, Starry gazes once more up at the door, her face creased in worry at the happenings, then In shock as the bunker slurps up the rope like so much spaghetti.

I have GOT to get in there, fond out what's going on...



Topaz domes over the platform and lifts off back towards the pier. Well, it looks like nothing much has changed since we left. I see Starry is still down there, so I guess we ought to do a pickup. Oh, and retrieve your balloons.

Starry Notions surveys the horizon blankly, her mind working in the background. She focuses on some clouds, the nearby tree, on Topaz's platform, and then--

AHA! I've got it! Think you can thwart me, do you! Well you're inanimate! I have superior powers of self locomotion, and I will not be undone by something as paltry as gravity or common sense! Have at thee, bunker!

Starry's face is manic. With a grin so wide that it would hurt even Faithful Song's face, she turns her attention to the tree- and Beeskee's balloons.

Ehheh. Hehe. Haahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHAH!

Starry's giggle soon escalates to manic laughter, as silver chef's knives, sized for giants, manifest about her. This was something where he precision would pay off!

Chops, lops, slashes, slides and scrapes ensue. Within moments, the tree is a tree no more. Now a canoe, it floats gently under the lift of dozens - hundreds? - of balloons, and the gentle touch of Starry's magic.

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!

Starry leaps nimbly into the air canoe, pulling a pair of goggles on out from beneath her hat. Ride of the Valkyries begins to play softly, while she continues cackling like a madmare, drifting millimeter by millimeter closer to the door.




"Definitely need to remember those, I have more supplies in the saddlebags too." He stretches slightly, and makes sure he's securely attached to the cart. "They'll have to wait until we get this aboard the ship, I don't get much traction with them." He waits until they are landed before disembarking with the cart.


Y'know, being trapped in this room with a bunch of charted accountants is really boring. *Is it better then the alternative though? True, true, but still, I'm going to have to eat some of them soon. *

A few minutes later:
It's been like five minutes! *How could you possibly have been hungry enough to cannibalize all of them? *I'm so bored I might ev-
No! *No thinking of it. *Do something quick! *What about your control panel? *That's an improvised system made of paperclips and the skulls of several accountatns who work for super-villains! *Good enough! **hits random buttons**

Automatic defense system online. *Exterior camera systems online.

......
It's times like these I'm glad I never thought to put anything stronger then jello in those automatic cannons. Forget about that! Exterior speaker systems online. *Look out for incoming fire! ..........Which was totally not caused by me!



Topaz watches as Starry ginsu's the tree into a makeshift airship. Her horn flickers briefly, but she catches herself before losing the platform. Well. That was impressive. I guess we should just... She pauses as cannon barrels deploy from the ship and a hasty warning is sounded from the speakers. Wait, what?
*
~BOOM~

Before Topaz can react, the closest cannon fires, and something *splats* against her dome.

Is that... Jello? With... little marshmallows?

Incoming what?

Starry ceases cackling and squints through the fogged goggles. In the draft caused by high-velocity gelatin, the precarious canoe begins to pitch and spin, a perpetual counterclockwise mechanical bull.

Were her tail not twisted into the balloon strings, Starry would have been launched - into the doorway or into Topaz, though which depends on the whims of fate.




Beeskee slips off the magical platform as soon as he is able, tugging the cart with him, before fully realizing what is going on. He looks up just as some of the marshmallow-laden jello splatters against the floating canoe-balloon... thing, a big glob of the tasty treat falling to land on his upturned face. Blinking, he licks the stuff off, his eyes widening... The pony seems to be in absolute shock for a moment, before slipping out of the cart harness, galloping over to the airship, and starting to bounce up and down in front of the guns. "Hey! Hey! I'm over here! Oooooover heeeeEEEEeeeere!" He opens his mouth wide...

With any luck he'll distract the weapons so everypony can board the ship, but that doesn't appear to be something he actually considered.



Sweet Celestia, the cannons are still firing. How much Jell-o did you make for those? *grumbling* It got boring without you, ok?



Topaz shakes her head, creates another platform and levitates the cart onto it, embedding the cart wheels to prevent slippage. Taking off, she maneuvers between the diminishing blasts of jello, hoping that the cannons don't switch to something dangerous (Like peanut butter.) and attempts to intercept Starry's increasingly erratic flight path. ALLONS-Y!




Beeskee manages to drag himself away from gulping down mouthfuls of sticky, sweet jello (with marshmallows ZOMG!) long enough to jump for the lift, grabbing on to the edge and holding on as it hopefully moves toward a landing zone.

I never actually saw a response to his actions from the ship, I dunno if I missed it or if there wasn't one.





Trying to figure out why she's having problems steering, Topaz realizes that Beeskee is hanging off the edge of the platform, saved from falling solely due to the adhesive properties of jello. Auugh! Her horn blazes as she takes hold of Beeskee and drives for the open door of the ship, leaving Starry to spin for the moment.

In the riotous fire of gelatin, the air canoe overturns. Or rather, it continues to buck, and Starry Notions Overturns, hanging from her tail and one hind leg. She removes her hat and tucks it, gently folded, into her cloak-collar before burying her face in her hooves.

OW! what th-- oh, right.

Starry removes the goggles, rubs at the goggle imprints she accidentally slammed into her face, and then buries her head once more in her hooves, shouting to Nopony in particular.

WHY!? Why does today of all days have to be my marshmallow reckoning?!




Ohjeez I completely missed that. :smalleek: I was skimming a bit from being so far behind. I feel bad. I hope your computer gets well soon, Shadowy!

"Eep!" He goes tumbling into the ship with Topaz in one big jello-infused mess. "Er, oops. Heh heh..." He takes a few minutes to regain his senses, waiting for his head to clear, looking around in the meantime. "Neat ship." Feeling a bit better, the pony wonders where he left his pack, before remembering that the balloons making up the new canoe ship thing were attached to it. He spots it at the base of the tree he used for an anchor while he was away. No big loss there, the cart had most of the rest of the supplies... Ack! He looks around, wondering where the cart has gotten to, his ears still ringing a bit from the abrupt landing.





Topaz dissolves the cart platform, letting the cart roll slowly into the interior of the ship as she heads back to the open doorway. Bracing herself, she seizes Starry, the canoe, the balloons, Beeksee's pack, and a few stuck-on marshmallows in her magic and heaves them into the ship. Having done this, she takes a couple of steps back and sits on her haunches, her eyes going unfocused and a few sparks coming off her horn.




"Oooh, THERE'S the cart. Heh..." He rubs the side of his head a bit, still trying to get it clear, before putting his hooves out to catch the cart as it rolls into the ship. It would be more appropriate to say that it catches him however, and he's slid backwards until the extra friction draws it to a stop. He scampers out from behind just in time to see incoming Starry and pack (both now covered in jello and marshmallows) inbound at a rapid rate. He has just enough time to put his forelegs out and catch them. Or rather, provide a soft cushion for them to land on, by way of his squishy blue self. "Oof! Um. Got 'ya."


Oh okai Starry purrs, eyes a weird combination of DERP and swirlies. fank yoo veddy mudge, yu haff a lervly wyfe...

She shakes her head vigorously, which clears her eyes but turns her face a sickly green. Clamping her hooves to her mouth until the color subsides, Starry scrunches her eyes shut. Lowering her hooves, she breathes, That was not fun. You know what's not fun? Spinning. And I was spinning, and it was not fun. She wobbles a bit, obviously dizzy. Stars Above. So much spinning.

[QUOTE=Topaz;12171118]
Topaz is still examining the door. What? Bones? In piles, or as building materials? It wouldn't shock me if this thing was made out of... a hollowed-out space whale or something. She finally spots a lever near the door. Unlabeled. Lovely. She fetches a line from Starry's wrecked sky canoe, ties it to the lever, stands well back, and pulls.


-

Deadly, upon actually seeing the episode: you're right and AJ was being a dink. I think my point still mostly stands however.

otakuryoga
2012-01-22, 12:14 AM
so i went to see a couple movies today..
Haywire(quite good) and Red Tails (good..but with some really wtf bits like taking out a Destroyer with just 2 passes of MG strafing)
1st one i am the 2nd person in the theatre...around 400 seats...a 3rd person comes in and SITS IN THE SEAT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
??!!??!??! i am sitting there thinking to myself WTF dude? really? RIGHT in front of me..not even one row lower?

ok...just watched episode a 2nd time and got caught up with thread


First thought on seeing Cherry Jubilee: Applejack works at a brothel now?



Thought the same thing. We have collectively got to get our minds out of the gutter.


hey...i postulated that theory 1st! My mind was waiting in the gutter for you slowpokes to catch up



Same here, That was the first thing that came to mind

thank you thank you thank you.....i was not the only one...especially since i first heard it as Cherry Hole ranch (im sure its supposed to be Cherry Hill ranch)

2nd thoughts on episode
Rainbow Dash drives in a nail with her hoof...
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/ef975798.jpg

Dinky is Carrot Top's(Golden Harvest) kid? in the crowd when Dinky looks up at the stallion(father?) Carrot is beside her looking down at her like a mother would...and then she and Dinky are together on the train to Canterlot

Mayor Mare is absolutely totally checkin out AJ during her speech (check out 3:35 - 3:45)..and then on the train platform as AJ is leaving--- don't worry about not winning any prize money AJ, the Mayor will fix the place herself and let you work it off in "trade"

Why was BonBon on the platform as AJ departs...and at the party...and welcoming her back...everyone else there was family
---and her reaction when Mac chokes up on AJ's return?
---i think they are setting up MacBon as a couple for Valentines Day :smallfrown:

Pokonic
2012-01-22, 12:31 AM
thank you thank you thank you.....i was not the only one...especially since i first heard it as Cherry Hole ranch (im sure its supposed to be Cherry Hill ranch)
[/SPOILER]

Yep, and combine the side glances that happen and the whole "ribbons" thing, this has to be intentinal.

legomaster00156
2012-01-22, 12:39 AM
Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

Pokonic
2012-01-22, 12:46 AM
Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

Going from the currant state of ED, yes.:smallbiggrin:

Capt. Ido Nos
2012-01-22, 12:50 AM
Going from the currant state of ED, yes.:smallbiggrin:
Heck, even I caught the innuendo, and that mess usually goes right over my head ^^;;

edit: waiiiit wait wait wait
http://i.imgur.com/YuH6N.jpg

Kyouhen
2012-01-22, 12:54 AM
So, time to post more. I'm tired of sitting in the background while everything moves without me.

personal crap no one cares about: (in other words, life problems that I don't have anybody to tell about except Internet strangers).
my funk came back. In context: funk meaning angst, anger, and depression. I realized everything I want to do I suck at. It's either that I suck or I'm so lazy I haven't really practiced at it. I'm done with it. I'm forcing myself foward now. I'm tired of sitting and doing nothing; yet I'm finding It difficult to get myself up and moving, getting my brain engaged and actually working.*
I want to read stories and give deep insight; I want to write stories that move people; I want to draw. But I feel I'm not progressing. Of course, sitting around and doing nothing really doesn't help that fact much.
Anyone that reads this have any tips on how to kick yourself in the butt to start actually moving in the direction you want to go?
And now that vent is done...


Well, if you want to improve at something go start working on it! Several people in this thread have started up threads in the Arts & Crafts forum devoted to doing a drawing every day and tracking their improvement. (Thanqol's currently at 248 days in a row) Find something you're really passionate about and start practising. Do it every day until it becomes a habit, and you're going to improve. I've recently started one of those threads myself, and the main reason I want to is because while I was at BroNYCon I realized I was hanging out with people who were more talented than I am, people who's work I actually recognized. These people have done things like make sprites for Desktop Ponies and hats for Team Fortress 2. I want to be able to contribute more to this fandom, so I'm working on improving my artistic abilities.

You want to improve? Start working. Pick whatever you want and spend time working on it every day. There's a thread kicking around in Arts & Crafts called The CHALLENGE (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178673) that I suggest checking out if you can't think of any ideas to work with. You can stay in it without having to do a piece of work every day, so it can be a little lighter on the load, but it's better than nothing and if you stick to it you're bound to improve.



My thoughts on the newest episode (please note; I haven't taken the time to read anyone else's reviews yet. Any of them I did I really didn't pay attention to, as I have been having trouble retaining information recently).*


In reference to Derpy's appearance: wow. I was honestly surprised! This was kind of cool.*
However,*
I sincerely hope this kind of thing doesn't become common; I wouldn't want the show to evolve into nothing more than a series of memes. It needs to remain true to what it was that attracted us to it in the first place.
Doesn't mean I didn't like seeing Derpy.
And, truthfully, from what I can tell, it hasn't ruined a lot of fanon at all. All it's confirmed is that rainbow dash calls Derpy, well, Derpy. That rainbow dash knows her, and that she is rather clumsy (that was a given, *I'm assuming).*
I like it when she was jumping on the cloud; that was rather cute. =) it shows to me too she couldn't be a weather mare... No way. Nothing there has said anything else about her, and hat still leaves pretty much everything intact. Unless your story or artwork hinged on the fact Derpy was completely unknown by the mane 6, in which case your out of luck. =P
In terms of the story... Interesting. I understand where applejack is coming from; I hate disappointing people, and I sometimes avoid them if I feel I have. A nice, simple story that at the same time wasn't so simple as to render its audience catatonic.
Is it just me, or did pinkie pie seem to just be annoying this episode? She's never been my particular favorite, but before she was actually funny. This time it just seemed gimmicky. It makes me think of spongebob; in his earlier episodes, spongebob was actually funny, and wasn't annoying on purpose; now he is annoying on purpose.*
I hope they're not starting to run it of ideas.*
Fluttershy stopping for the bunny... D'awwww. =3
also, it seems to me Twilight has taken that backseat stick hard to the face... Yes, I know that the first season had her in every episode. Bear with me. =P
I'm looking foward to more fluttershy as well... She seems to have become gimmicky as well, and I'm hoping one good episode will Change that.
You guys understand what I mean when I say gimmicky? Almost as if they've lost their depth.*
As if they're going through the movements, but there's no real substance behind it.*



New Ep

I was concerned about the possibility of Studio B giving in to the fandom and rewriting the entire show to target us back when Season 2 started. So far I think they've been doing a good job either avoiding that or working it in well enough that it isn't hurting the show. The part with Derpy could just as easily been replaced with a bad storm wrecking town hall Cancel that, just as I was finishing typing that sentence it occurred to me that the ponies have complete control over the weather. I suppose a rampaging monster could have broken the town hall, but at that point everyone would have wanted to see the monster in action. I guess one accident-prone pegasus is actually a really good explanation for why Applejack needs to win a lot of money.

It's also possible that we've gotten more fandom candy than we might realize. Does anyone know when they started working on Luna Eclipsed? What if they noticed how incredibly popular with the fandom Luna was and decided that she needed her own episode based on that? The people at Studio B will deny any knowledge of this (as they're legally not allowed to read fanfics and whatnot) but what if they actually were aware of the Luna vs Progress type personality that the fandom had given her? What if the Luna episode was made entirely because the fandom loves Luna? The people behind this show are incredibly talented and have done an amazing job working little jokes and references into the show seamlessly, so I'm going to trust that they aren't going to let it get too far away from it's roots.




Another point: (hey! Maybe I can feel involved if I post up something that provokes conversation)!*
*
It's been on my mind for quite some time now...
When generation four of my little pony ends, what do you all suppose will happen to the fandom?*
I get this feeling that the whole hint will break apart and splinter basically immediately afterwards. Kind of why I feel rushed to write and draw everything Now, before everything ends.*
I get this idea by comparing, say, bronycon against things like anime conventions and comic con. The major difference brig this; bronycon (and bronies) are fans of one specific show, while comic fans and anime fans are (for lack of another word) fans of comics and/or anime in general. There will always be fresh content for them; for bronies, it seems specifically wrapped up with generation four.
I just want to be able to pt out the stories and drawings in my head now before it all goes downhill. Same for making some friends; I would actually like to meet some people and make new friends through this. That is one major motivator for going to bronycon for me. I want to meet people. Unfortunately, with my being as hectic as it is (I leave for basic training in less than two weeks!) *I see no time in the future where I will be able to do so...

Personally I'm not too worried about what will happen to the fandom when the series ends. Doesn't The Hub currently have like 2 or 3 different Transformers shows airing? When FiM ends I'm willing to bet that Hasbro will take a look at how popular it was and get something new in the works right away. Will it be as good as FiM? Who knows. But worrying about that will wreck my enjoyment of the show right now. So I'm just going to sit here and watch some pony and have fun with it, we'll see what the future brings when it gets here.

And there's some good motivation for you. You're worried about not having time to draw/write? Get a little notepad and take it with you everywhere you go. When you have a few spare minutes do a quick doodle or write another paragraph of your story. It only takes a minute to sketch out a quick pony, and I know your time isn't so packed that you can't spare that.


I would like to report that these now exist:
http://i.imgur.com/yLC9Z.jpg

Celestia I love this fandom.

Yep, not at all surprised. Not even surprised they managed to make them so fast. I seriously doubt there's anything this fandom could do that would surprise me anymore. It's that awesome.


Does this mean that...

*gasp*

I'm Thanqol too?! The thread really is full of them...!


Yes, we are all Thanqol for Thanqol is the universe. :smalltongue: I really need to stop hanging around with my roommate so much...

Forum Explorer
2012-01-22, 01:10 AM
Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

I didn't get it. Though for some reason the chase made me think of Flutterdash :smallconfused:

TheAmishPirate
2012-01-22, 01:16 AM
I didn't get it. Though for some reason the chase made me think of Flutterdash :smallconfused:

I'd say she was moving faster than that. More like a Fluttergallop. :smallwink:

Forum Explorer
2012-01-22, 01:21 AM
I'd say she was moving faster than that. More like a Fluttergallop. :smallwink:

ow. That was a horrible horrible pun. I don't know if you should be ashamed or proud. :smalltongue:

BlasTech
2012-01-22, 01:24 AM
So, time to post more. I'm tired of sitting in the background while everything moves without me.

personal crap no one cares about: (in other words, life problems that I don't have anybody to tell about except Internet strangers).
my funk came back. In context: funk meaning angst, anger, and depression. I realized everything I want to do I suck at. It's either that I suck or I'm so lazy I haven't really practiced at it. I'm done with it. I'm forcing myself foward now. I'm tired of sitting and doing nothing; yet I'm finding It difficult to get myself up and moving, getting my brain engaged and actually working.*
I want to read stories and give deep insight; I want to write stories that move people; I want to draw. But I feel I'm not progressing. Of course, sitting around and doing nothing really doesn't help that fact much.
Anyone that reads this have any tips on how to kick yourself in the butt to start actually moving in the direction you want to go?
And now that vent is done...

My thoughts on the newest episode (please note; I haven't taken the time to read anyone else's reviews yet. Any of them I did I really didn't pay attention to, as I have been having trouble retaining information recently).*


In reference to Derpy's appearance: wow. I was honestly surprised! This was kind of cool.*
However,*
I sincerely hope this kind of thing doesn't become common; I wouldn't want the show to evolve into nothing more than a series of memes. It needs to remain true to what it was that attracted us to it in the first place.
Doesn't mean I didn't like seeing Derpy.
And, truthfully, from what I can tell, it hasn't ruined a lot of fanon at all. All it's confirmed is that rainbow dash calls Derpy, well, Derpy. That rainbow dash knows her, and that she is rather clumsy (that was a given, *I'm assuming).*
I like it when she was jumping on the cloud; that was rather cute. =) it shows to me too she couldn't be a weather mare... No way. Nothing there has said anything else about her, and hat still leaves pretty much everything intact. Unless your story or artwork hinged on the fact Derpy was completely unknown by the mane 6, in which case your out of luck. =P
In terms of the story... Interesting. I understand where applejack is coming from; I hate disappointing people, and I sometimes avoid them if I feel I have. A nice, simple story that at the same time wasn't so simple as to render its audience catatonic.
Is it just me, or did pinkie pie seem to just be annoying this episode? She's never been my particular favorite, but before she was actually funny. This time it just seemed gimmicky. It makes me think of spongebob; in his earlier episodes, spongebob was actually funny, and wasn't annoying on purpose; now he is annoying on purpose.*
I hope they're not starting to run it of ideas.*
Fluttershy stopping for the bunny... D'awwww. =3
also, it seems to me Twilight has taken that backseat stick hard to the face... Yes, I know that the first season had her in every episode. Bear with me. =P
I'm looking foward to more fluttershy as well... She seems to have become gimmicky as well, and I'm hoping one good episode will Change that.
You guys understand what I mean when I say gimmicky? Almost as if they've lost their depth.*
As if they're going through the movements, but there's no real substance behind it.*


Another point: (hey! Maybe I can feel involved if I post up something that provokes conversation)!*
*
It's been on my mind for quite some time now...
When generation four of my little pony ends, what do you all suppose will happen to the fandom?*
I get this feeling that the whole hint will break apart and splinter basically immediately afterwards. Kind of why I feel rushed to write and draw everything Now, before everything ends.*
I get this idea by comparing, say, bronycon against things like anime conventions and comic con. The major difference brig this; bronycon (and bronies) are fans of one specific show, while comic fans and anime fans are (for lack of another word) fans of comics and/or anime in general. There will always be fresh content for them; for bronies, it seems specifically wrapped up with generation four.
I just want to be able to pt out the stories and drawings in my head now before it all goes downhill. Same for making some friends; I would actually like to meet some people and make new friends through this. That is one major motivator for going to bronycon for me. I want to meet people. Unfortunately, with my being as hectic as it is (I leave for basic training in less than two weeks!) *I see no time in the future where I will be able to do so...

And:

Does roleplay still take place? That was one thing about this thread I liked reading. I'm assuming that that is mostly done in the IRC, aye?

I will edit and add new things when I get one from work in five hours . Fun!*


Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

Points in order of originating paragraph:

*ahem*

1) *Hugs*
2) NewEp:
I think they've gone a bit more wacky than the last season with characterisation. I'm still finding it entertaining though, maybe even moreso, so that's what really matters to me ^^. On that note, I am never ever breaking a Pinkie Promise ...
3) I think we've had the discussion before, that fretting over the end of the season is just counterproductive. Think you have the right idea though, just enjoy it, make some friends, do some writing or drawing. I can totally sympathise with the bit about wanting to write or draw, but the actual product refusing to manifest. Just do what Kyouhen said, practice a bit each day, join a RP here on the forums, join a "learn to draw" thread here, or doodle/note stuff down whenever you can. Persistance can get you there in the end if you really want it to, and even if it takes a while, at least you're in good company while you learn :smallbiggrin:

4) RP still takes place here from time to time, there are also dedicated RP threads in the RP section of these forums. There's a few different types and topics so you can have a look and see if anything whets your appetite.

Finally, new Ep cartoons/comics

NewEp comic to celebrate.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q8gdI_f7K_4/Txr7R7BCPEI/AAAAAAAAb4M/cpjkDrBNwTs/s1600/1.jpg

Only tangentially related.
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0b44c58895d4b3317569f399f12f4c59/116612%20-%20artist%3Azicygomar%20Carrot_Top%20comic%20derpy _hooves%20fire.png

I thought pretty much this when I saw it.
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e0c1c5ff7cfd2b9c7aa467d0d2390b20/116603%20-%20bronies%20comic%20derpy_hooves%20Nathan%20rainb ow_dash%20reaction_face%20she_can_talk%21%20singin g%20The_Simpsons.JPG

Last and least, some of my additional thoughts on rewatch.


I did end up liking Derpy's Voice, especially when she yells "are you okay Rainbow Dash?" ... HNNNGGG
... Derpy's butt is made of iron ...
Lyra & Bon Bon seen in close proximity in crowd scene (Gah, Ninja'd by the Captain)
Did Rarity spit out a cactus after falling out of the cart? ... a CACTUS??!?
Double-spoile'd for relation to future ep.
Yeah, upon seeing the end of the episode, it's no surprise that RD is in hospital two episodes from now.
Never ever breaking that pinkie promise
BG music continues to impress, particularly with the opening training segment. Might have heard it somewhere before though, not sure.

Anarion
2012-01-22, 01:24 AM
What's wrong Anarion, worried that Applejack's going to start moving in on your turf? :smalltongue:


I'm still confident that I can creatively interpret language better than AJ. But she did impress this episode. I think it lends more strength to the theory that Applejack is secretly very intelligent, but just doesn't like expressing herself...

Yeah, basically whatever characterization Thanqol writes for the characters is probably becoming my fanon.


Traditional discussion of adolescent unicorns to their parents:

But papa, I don't want to bring forth the end of civilization.
I HAVE NO SON/DAUGHTER

Don't worry honey, it's just a phase. Remember that time when you were a teenager and you thought you could bring about world peace using nothing but a barrel of molasses and two feather quills?


This was posted at least two hours ago. I love how fast the internet moves, that's all I can really say other than the fact that I can't stop grinning like an idiot after this beautiful wonderful glorious episode.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/021/d/9/derpy_finds_dash_by_raikoh14-d4n5gc2.jpg

That's a great picture.


AJ speculationRemind me if I'm wrong, but is the first time we've seen AJ SAD? Well sad/ashamed/vulnerable, but this is a new emotion for her, right?

The end of Applebuck Season was pretty close as well. She sees the remaining orchard and gives up completely. Had Twilight not been there, she might have burst into tears.


Minor plot spoilers but actually an question on the series overall...

Does anyone else get annoyed when one pony or another is put on a pedestal right from the get-go? I couldn't make it to the opening credits of Mare-do-well because Rainbow had her own bloody fan club (which seems like a shame - heard it was pretty good). Current episode i can only watch in short increments...

Can't say I'm bothered when one character gets played up to start with so they can get taken down a peg later. For one thing, it's a great way to set up conflict in a show that doesn't actually involve fighting things, for the most part.

Plus, we put people on pedestals all the time in reality. Usually in more minor ways, like having a friend that you would always go to with a computer problem, or the person that everyone talks with when they're depressed because we just assume they're the stable and reliable one.


Speaking of fangirlism,

Rainbow Dash's fangirlism over Calamity Mane (I need to high five someone whenever I say that, don't care who) was excellent :smallbiggrin:

*Internet high-five*


Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

yes. No. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Balthasar_Gelt/th_NinjaPinkie.png




Personally I'm not too worried about what will happen to the fandom when the series ends. Doesn't The Hub currently have like 2 or 3 different Transformers shows airing? When FiM ends I'm willing to bet that Hasbro will take a look at how popular it was and get something new in the works right away. Will it be as good as FiM? Who knows. But worrying about that will wreck my enjoyment of the show right now. So I'm just going to sit here and watch some pony and have fun with it, we'll see what the future brings when it gets here.


I hope you're right. I'm not worried about whether FiM would get a follow-up or not, but I do worry about how fragile of a creation it is. If the Hub got a different studio to do the follow-up, it could easily lose a lot of its appeal, particularly if the art style changed.



Yes, we are all Thanqol for Thanqol is the universe. :smalltongue: I really need to stop hanging around with my roommate so much...


This is an interesting theory. Would this be an infinitely expanding universe, a contracting universe, or the one that is in equilibrium and expands at constant velocity?

Lord Raziere
2012-01-22, 01:25 AM
Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

don't worry, I didn't find any either.

BlasTech
2012-01-22, 01:28 AM
don't worry, I didn't find any either.

You guys are missing out :smalltongue:

To be fair, I didn't find much either ... well ... beyond my first impressions of Cherry Jubilee that is ...

Grif
2012-01-22, 01:49 AM
Haven't watched the new episode yet, personal rant ahoy!

So, after my little blurb from the airport, I finally managed to find time and internets to sit down and write this. As you guys may or may not know, it is Chinese New Year, with all that the festivals entails. My parents kindly booked a flight back to my hometown.

Problem? I totally derped hard and misread the date (thought it was Saturday) and missed my real flight on Friday. So, happily went about to packing and taking a bus to the airport... No biggie, I waltzed through most of the airport security, airline checkpoints and even managed to get onto the plane.

Imagine my horror when I was told this wasn't my flight and now I had to go on the waiting list just to get a flight back home, as all the remaining flights are fully booked. So began a nervous nail-biting two hours wait, a little bit of family drama about my irresponsibility and all that. To my relief, the next flight had empty seats and I was able to buy it. (Albeit at a steep price. Suffice to say I won't be having much of an allowance for the next three months.)

Well, at least my family didn't really rag on me for that costly mistake, but damn, my mood was pretty low throughout yesterday and today... *sigh* The fact that my brother's PC was on the fritz didn't help matters. *grumble no new pony grumble*

If you taken the time to read this, yay? Just something I needed to put somewhere.

Now that is off my chest, time to stream new pony. Hopefully it'll be something cheery.

Rebelhero
2012-01-22, 01:51 AM
Hm. Good question. LET'S USE SCIENCE!

Hypothesis: if role play is provided, RP!onies will play.
FINDING BERRY ANN ARCHIVE



Dont forget the uh.... hmmm... "Ponyard's Perils"(?) Rp that is still in its hatching stage!
And The AirShipping RP that marked my participation in this thread.

Callos_DeTerran
2012-01-22, 02:09 AM
You know, what I'd like to see most in the future is a Scootaloo focus episode. Applebloom's had several so far and Sweetie has had one too but poor Scoots hasn't. We really don't know all that much about her beyond her personality and Rainbow Dash fangirlism. Hopefully we'll see one this season or next.

I said it before, I'll say it again, your prayers may very well be answered! There's been hints and rumors that Scootaloo will get her own episode at some point in season 2! :smallsmile:

Anarion
2012-01-22, 03:02 AM
I said it before, I'll say it again, your prayers may very well be answered! There's been hints and rumors that Scootaloo will get her own episode at some point in season 2! :smallsmile:

Speaking of Scootaloo, the Scootaloo hanglider game just popped up on ED, but the link is wrong. Here's a working link. (http://mihasik.deviantart.com/art/My-little-hang-glider-280675116)
But, uh, please don't blame me when you throw your keyboard through a window after you've failed at Ghastly Gorge for the 40th time in a row.

Gamerlord
2012-01-22, 07:49 AM
Personally I'm not too worried about what will happen to the fandom when the series ends. Doesn't The Hub currently have like 2 or 3 different Transformers shows airing? When FiM ends I'm willing to bet that Hasbro will take a look at how popular it was and get something new in the works right away. Will it be as good as FiM? Who knows. But worrying about that will wreck my enjoyment of the show right now. So I'm just going to sit here and watch some pony and have fun with it, we'll see what the future brings when it gets here.
The Hub currently has two Transformers show running, Prime, which is intended for ages 10 and up roughly (Thought sometimes that show gets so extreme one wonders if they aren't aiming at adults) , and Rescue Bots, which aims at the same age group as FIM.

Deadly
2012-01-22, 08:05 AM
Speaking of Scootaloo, the Scootaloo hanglider game just popped up on ED, but the link is wrong. Here's a working link. (http://mihasik.deviantart.com/art/My-little-hang-glider-280675116)
But, uh, please don't blame me when you throw your keyboard through a window after you've failed at Ghastly Gorge for the 40th time in a row.

Wohoo! Beat it!

The Sonic Rainboom level was pretty frustrating. My eyes need a rest now

Draconi Redfir
2012-01-22, 08:24 AM
Speaking of Scootaloo, the Scootaloo hanglider game just popped up on ED, but the link is wrong. Here's a working link. (http://mihasik.deviantart.com/art/My-little-hang-glider-280675116)
But, uh, please don't blame me when you throw your keyboard through a window after you've failed at Ghastly Gorge for the 40th time in a row.

Dat music...

Bur seriously, Ghastly Gorge? I can't even get past cloudsdale!

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-01-22, 08:25 AM
Wohoo! Beat it!

The Sonic Rainboom level was pretty frustrating. My eyes need a rest now

I'm stuck on Ghastly Gorge. There's a line of brambles I have no idea how to get past. :smallfrown:

maximus25
2012-01-22, 08:34 AM
One of the things I thought of while watching the Bronytv friday stream. Maybe Derpy's cutie mark being bubbles is because she is a mover pony? Bubble wrap is her special thing?

Just a thought.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-22, 08:40 AM
Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

No. Apparently Lixie's not totally got to me yet, so I can relax a bit...


Haven't watched the new episode yet, personal rant ahoy!

So, after my little blurb from the airport, I finally managed to find time and internets to sit down and write this. As you guys may or may not know, it is Chinese New Year, with all that the festivals entails. My parents kindly booked a flight back to my hometown.

Problem? I totally derped hard and misread the date (thought it was Saturday) and missed my real flight on Friday. So, happily went about to packing and taking a bus to the airport... No biggie, I waltzed through most of the airport security, airline checkpoints and even managed to get onto the plane.

Imagine my horror when I was told this wasn't my flight and now I had to go on the waiting list just to get a flight back home, as all the remaining flights are fully booked. So began a nervous nail-biting two hours wait, a little bit of family drama about my irresponsibility and all that. To my relief, the next flight had empty seats and I was able to buy it. (Albeit at a steep price. Suffice to say I won't be having much of an allowance for the next three months.)

Well, at least my family didn't really rag on me for that costly mistake, but damn, my mood was pretty low throughout yesterday and today... *sigh* The fact that my brother's PC was on the fritz didn't help matters. *grumble no new pony grumble*

If you taken the time to read this, yay? Just something I needed to put somewhere.

Now that is off my chest, time to stream new pony. Hopefully it'll be something cheery.

Ouch. Not good. Sorry to hear that.

I know the feeling though, I vent here enough...

Kindablue
2012-01-22, 08:59 AM
One of the things I thought of while watching the Bronytv friday stream. Maybe Derpy's cutie mark being bubbles is because she is a mover pony? Bubble wrap is her special thing?

Just a thought.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/213/e/b/cutiemark_origins__bubble_wrap_by_therecliner27-d42e1jy.png (http://therecliner27.deviantart.com/art/Cutiemark-Origins-Bubble-Wrap-245879134)

Lix Lorn
2012-01-22, 09:22 AM
I would just like to take this opportunity to say Mwahahahahaha! I spawned a sorta threadmeme (well, me and SiuiS) Huzzah! Thread-title-inspiring glory is mine!

Muahahahaha!

You guys realise he'll be unlivable with now, right?

More than usual I mean...

...

!!

Yeah, it's almost enough to make you forget you're a chibi, isn't it?

Muahahahaaaaaaaw...

And now I almost feel guilty.

Almost.
Say... what would happen if I cast Permanency on the chibi spell? :smallamused: I mean, my caster level would probably stop him dispelling it...


Yeah, I'm absolutely flat-out avoiding ponythread - and ED - on the 14th! And carrying out my Valentine's Day tradition of burying myself in as big a violent massacre as I possibly can to drown out the tide of cloying ickyness with as much rampant death-dealing as I can feasibly manage...
Ooh, violence! I haven't had violence in a long time! I'll come with you!
Call it a date! :smalltongue:


I propose the fanon that Derpy had a cold that day and was thus speaking in an abnormal way due to clogged sinuses. All in favour?
Aye.


One of these days, you know, he's just gonna sit there for a bit and let that Con Drain do it's work, and then where are you gonna be...
Mass True Resurrection. :3


New Ep

Now here's the real question, why would they have Tabitha voice a background pony? :smallwink:



New Ep

Or perhaps we're going to be seeing a little more of her. :smalltongue:


Lixie's Thoughts On
I am VERY happy that Derpy was in the episode!
I am highly unhappy with how she was portrayed. I know they were just trying to make her seem silly, but... she seemed not just silly, but stupid and clumsy.

In light of this, here is my answer:
Because there's a Very Special Episode starring Derpy coming where the mane six learn not to think badly of someone because of things that aren't their fault. (COUGHrainbowCOUGH)


Saw the episode earlier today, but I've been busy with work ever since. Thoughts:

[SPOILER]It really shows us (as this thread is so keen to point out) how Honesty is so much more than "I tell the truth all the time". It's Integrity.
Ah! Integrity. That's the best way to put it.


Other notes:
-They get credit for the misleading line, "I've never seen anypony win so many ribbons." I completely missed the loophole there.
Same. I guessed from the word go that she wouldn' have won the competition, and that threw me off.


Speaking of fangirlism,

Rainbow Dash's fangirlism over Calamity Mane (I need to high five someone whenever I say that, don't care who) was excellent :smallbiggrin:
...I only just got that. Best name.


Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:
....
(Prepares to give everyone the shock of their lives)
I didn't. I can see why people did with hindsight, but at no point in the episode did I think a pervy thing about what was happening.


Heck, even I caught the innuendo, and that mess usually goes right over my head ^^;;

edit: waiiiit wait wait wait
http://i.imgur.com/YuH6N.jpg
Lyra can seeeeeeee ussssssss

maximus25
2012-01-22, 09:24 AM
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/213/e/b/cutiemark_origins__bubble_wrap_by_therecliner27-d42e1jy.png (http://therecliner27.deviantart.com/art/Cutiemark-Origins-Bubble-Wrap-245879134)

Darn. Thought it was some new idea.

Aotrs Commander
2012-01-22, 09:37 AM
Say... what would happen if I cast Permanency on the chibi spell? :smallamused: I mean, my caster level would probably stop him dispelling it...

Don't.

You.

Dare.

Lix Lorn!


Ooh, violence! I haven't had violence in a long time! I'll come with you!
Call it a date! :smalltongue:

*skulldesk*

Ooooh, I'm leaving that well alone. I have internal organs.


....
(Prepares to give everyone the shock of their lives)
I didn't. I can see why people did with hindsight, but at no point in the episode did I think a pervy thing about what was happening.

*spittake*

Huh. Tomato soup. That's a new one. Congratulations, Lixie...? I think?

Hey boss, maybe you're rubbing off on Lixie!

...

...

Y'know, instead of....the other way around, because oh gods that came out totally wrong, didn't it? No, no, I got this one, boss. *smack upsides her own head* I totally had that coming.

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-01-22, 09:37 AM
So, after my little blurb from the airport, I finally managed to find time and internets to sit down and write this. As you guys may or may not know, it is Chinese New Year, with all that the festivals entails. My parents kindly booked a flight back to my hometown.

Problem? I totally derped hard and misread the date (thought it was Saturday) and missed my real flight on Friday. So, happily went about to packing and taking a bus to the airport... No biggie, I waltzed through most of the airport security, airline checkpoints and even managed to get onto the plane.

Imagine my horror when I was told this wasn't my flight and now I had to go on the waiting list just to get a flight back home, as all the remaining flights are fully booked. So began a nervous nail-biting two hours wait, a little bit of family drama about my irresponsibility and all that. To my relief, the next flight had empty seats and I was able to buy it. (Albeit at a steep price. Suffice to say I won't be having much of an allowance for the next three months.)

Well, at least my family didn't really rag on me for that costly mistake, but damn, my mood was pretty low throughout yesterday and today... *sigh* The fact that my brother's PC was on the fritz didn't help matters. *grumble no new pony grumble*

If you taken the time to read this, yay? Just something I needed to put somewhere.

Now that is off my chest, time to stream new pony. Hopefully it'll be something cheery.

Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Seems like things worked out, more or less.




Am I the only one who didn't find innuendo in this episode? :smallconfused:

I thought the coach-ponies where enjoying the whipping just a leeeetle too much. Was there anything else?

Kindablue
2012-01-22, 09:48 AM
As for progress... Progress is an illusion caused by time. You are need any better than you are at the moment you evaluate yourself. Certainly you have been worse, but each day you are right where you are. So I say, and here I fully expect a rebuttal from Thanqol; forget about progress. Just do.

See, "progress" requires a lot of secondary functions to support it. You need to go into drawing with like, five goals, or more, every time. And only one of those goals is "draw a good picture" and the rest of the goals are things like "see how this pencil grip changes things" and "apply what we learned from that tissue paper debacle" and succeeding at 3 of those five is progress, but if the picture isn't any better you still progressed but you still feel like you failed.

So do it as a labor of love, not as a labor, period. Find something fun to draw and draw the ever-loving **** out of it. You will progress. Will you progress as well as Thanqol? Probably not, but not every wizard is Shomei the Infernal. Perhaps you don't have a full hour to devote. Perhaps your head isn't in the game. Perhaps you didn't really learn anything explicitly from your last picture. That's ok. Your progress is relative, and it's hard to see that; but continuing is so much more important than "how far" you have come.

Kindablue said it the very best. There is only one guy you compete with; yourself. But the other you is 2 weeks in the past. As long as you are better than the two-weeks-ago you, you're doing fine.

Meteoric rises can happen, certainly. But you have to already be appropriately limber for that. And while few people can exercise an hour a day, most can do half an hour. A lot can do fifteen. And for the average joe, there is even an everyman's 4 minute routine, where YouTube a sweatshirt to a sledgehammer (for padding) and go through motions of digging, swinging, and chopping. Why? "because at 5 minutes it's compartmentalized as time, and you could be doing something more important. But 4 minutes? Nobody cares about four minutes, so you don't feel like you're losing out on anything."

It's all in the presentation mate. So get a shake-weight. Or a big resistance band. Or even no weights at all! And every time you realize "hey, I could be doing exercise right now..." do it! Everything you say "I could be drawing" do it! That is all you need to do.

I set out to draw the very simplest caricatures I could for a comic one day. I kept them simple because I knew I would be drawing them all the darn time and didn't want to overdo it. And it eventually evolved into art that's higher quality than 50% of the web comics I've seen. Sure, occasionally I'd specifically try to press my skill, but it was "hm, I wonder if I can incorporate this line use. I wonder if I should draw boobs like that. I wonder if..." every couple months. And now, I'm not digitally proficient (yet) but I'm a darn good doodler. It's all in the momentum, mate. Keep going, keep trucking, and you'll be fine. Just Do.

Well said. I won't take credit for my bit, though. Up until just a couple months ago, I read and listened to hundreds of self help books, and I think that was from one of them. Most of it was vacuous crap, but if you could spend a few hours digging through someone else's brain and come away with their one good idea, it was worth it. Of course, they didn't always even have that; then you'll either learn to skim or drown in the hip marketing speak.

Also, I once got into a very heated argument with someone over whether we should use sayings like "meteoric rise" and "ass backwards" and "head over heels," or whether I'm just being a pedant. Irregardless of who won, it was a very interesting discussion.

vegetalss4
2012-01-22, 09:58 AM
On honesty.

Honesty means more than simply not lying.
It isn't simply doing whats right either.

When you are truly honest, you do not lie, you do not cheat, you do not use loopholes, you do not mislead and you keep your word to such a degree that there is no need for you to promise anything, because in a way everything you say is a promise that you are going to keep .
All of the above is kept in spirit above in text and as such if you ever find the need to apply the qualifier "technically" to being honest, then it isn't.

Yes, this means that sometimes there isn't anything wrong with being dishonest. Sometimes it isn't necessary right to be honest.

Sometimes Honesty hurts.
But the same can be said about all virtues, including the other elements.
Sometimes Kindness smothers someponys potential.
Sometimes Loyalty is misplaced.
Sometimes Generosity is to costly.
Sometimes Laughter is inappropriate and hurts.
Sometimes Friendship, even true friendship can lead you astray.

Therefore all the virtues must be acted upon with wisdom like everything else, such that one can express their positive attributes without blindly following them when inappropriate.

How this applies to Applejack and others is something I will leave as an exercise for other people.

(The above is spoilered for length and contains no information about any of the episodes.)

Deadly
2012-01-22, 10:28 AM
I'm stuck on Ghastly Gorge. There's a line of brambles I have no idea how to get past. :smallfrown:

I struggled with the brambles for a while too. Each bramble seems to have one hole, which is the only place you can get through. Just gotta keep at it until you find the right places to get through.

Orzel
2012-01-22, 11:13 AM
COOL Story.

So I dashed over to my aunt's house to get something. Over there is my littlest cousin, Jeremy, who loves me (I am most loved cousin of 12 out of 15 of my cousins).

Anyways I'm holding him and watching ponies on my phone. Pinkie Pie shows up on the screen. Jeremy says "Kimmy!" I look to my right.

Kimmy is hoping up and down, talking my other cousin into a stupor. And I laugh.

She's young, never shuts up, hops and skips, loves parties, never shuts up, pops up out of nowhere, goes crazy when alone, and never shuts up.

Deadly
2012-01-22, 11:49 AM
Mare in the Mirror 13 (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Mare-in-the-Mirror-13-280916309) is now out, for anyone interested

Tiki Snakes
2012-01-22, 12:24 PM
Say... what would happen if I cast Permanency on the chibi spell? :smallamused: I mean, my caster level would probably stop him dispelling it...


The Lich may have missed it, but no dice I'm afraid. Permanency works on spells (And usually a specific list of them).
The Chibification was the result of improperly performed experimental magic, a likely unrepeatable chain of events and thaumatic resonances.

Not a spell.

Of course, his reaction to this threat was definately worth hanging around for, too. :smallwink:

[edit] So, how about them poni?

Lix Lorn
2012-01-22, 12:50 PM
Don't.

You.

Dare.

Lix Lorn!
Ha. xD
It was an empty threat. Teasing you is fun, but I like you too much to be that mean.
innocentface.jpg


*skulldesk*

Ooooh, I'm leaving that well alone. I have internal organs.
(Giggles)


*spittake*

Huh. Tomato soup. That's a new one. Congratulations, Lixie...? I think?

Hey boss, maybe you're rubbing off on Lixie!

...

...

Y'know, instead of....the other way around, because oh gods that came out totally wrong, didn't it? No, no, I got this one, boss. *smack upsides her own head* I totally had that coming.
For the record? This wasn't teasing you. It's true.


The Lich may have missed it, but no dice I'm afraid. Permanency works on spells (And usually a specific list of them).
The Chibification was the result of improperly performed experimental magic, a likely unrepeatable chain of events and thaumatic resonances.

Not a spell.

Of course, his reaction to this threat was definately worth hanging around for, too. :smallwink:

[edit] So, how about them poni?
If necessary and I was serious, I could research a spell specifically to stop it wearing off. xD

But yes. Ponies. I want one to cuddle.

Dusk Eclipse
2012-01-22, 12:50 PM
I don't have the Hub so I have to wait for the episodes to be uploaded into youtube before seeing them so if this point has already been debated my apologies.

Am I the only one that didn't like Derpy's Voice Actor? I know she is supposed to be a bit dim; but that kind of voice just doesn't sits well with me, having said that I loved that scene and I loved the episode in general.

I can relate to AJ to a degree, I too hate disappointing people.

Diego Havoc
2012-01-22, 12:55 PM
The image dump to end all image dumps... or not. Whatever. I was going to sort these into categories, but... eh. You can sift through them. There's something for everyone. Pretty pictures, awesome pictures, shipping pictures, cute pictures, comics etc.

Think of it as a pony image grab bag.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/dd0e167be90dc94cc395c9c58c7c241f/115547%20-%20artist%3AIopichio%20celestia%20Discord.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/2e45b2efe6250ee6b54ef46ea94c88f8/87958%20-%20artist%3Ajhonnyrebel%20helicopter%20helix_on_th e_scene%20Hind%20mi-24%20Mil_Mi-24%20Mil_Mi-24_Hind%20rainbow_dash%20tank%20tortoise.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0a2dcb18e64ac6364172447bc25511db/113575%20-%20apple_bloom%20artist%3Amastafuu%20artist%3Aphn% 20cmc%20concert%20humanized%20metal%20scootaloo%20 Sweetie_Belle.png

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NL_-kVefl98/TxnnqFkMPfI/AAAAAAAAbzU/tLXMsHU72Rw/s1600/115371+-+artist+pluckyninja+fleur_de_lis+fluttershy+photo_ finish+plot+spitfire+wet_mane.png

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vN-_sbYQHbU/TxnnrC1sM7I/AAAAAAAAbzc/E0GZNRXbAbA/s1600/115411+-+applejack+apple_bloom+artist+773her+big_macintosh +Colt+filly+foal.png

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XJHpqXr4l0k/Txnni7nNP-I/AAAAAAAAbxw/Xgb9bAF_Mbw/s1600/115512+-+artist+KP-ShadowSquirrel+pinkie_pie.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qLH9f0p46P8/TxnnxEyNxNI/AAAAAAAAb0g/-2h5uCqn5LY/s1600/115430+-+artist+siansaar+dress+fluttershy+kissing+rarity.j pg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3f303bab1719429badc12de47f38b603/112782%20-%20artist%3Amonochromaticbay%20dress%20fluttershy. png

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/008/8/1/fashion_ponies_by_eridanis_requiem-d4lrrrj.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/3929ed2206518800cf40021bb064b124/113392%20-%20applejack%20appleshy%20dream%20fluttershy%20les bians%20santa_hat%20shipping%20z.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/a759cca7222ab4de22f4d2dde66c08a7/113244%20-%20artist%3Aslugbox%20celestia%20edit%20wallpaper. png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5e282540c374a94e86dc26f6343694a6/113315%20-%20artist%3Ajohn_joseco%20artist%3AMichos%20cospla y%20derpy_hooves%20humanized%20Power_Girl%20superh ero.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b54f08f289e26a8478f7b51a3c9fbf66/113477%20-%20human%20humanized%20mane_cast.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/b259161fc0e5c8565a87bc205966f594/113501%20-%20artist%3Amujinai%20drool%20food%20The_Great_And _Powerful_Trixie%20Trixie%20twilight_sparkle%20Twi xie.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/59370508e6419a4a7ecfb355c8ef8536/113906%20-%20artist%3Ajohn_joseco%20artist%3AMichos%20flutte rshy%20gummy%20humanized%20mother_gothel%20rarity% 20repunzel%20tangled.png

I think I know what Edellipas is going to look like, Pokonic:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f2a136533f67ed4e5dea70d255f4ae84/114068%20-%20artist%3Ashinymyu%20celestia%20Dragon%20Dragoni zed%20transformed.jpg
:smalltongue:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/37bb72b25d672051ce3edb6c5299dae6/114187%20-%20artist%3Ano-ink%20celestia%20plot%20socks%20twilight_sparkle.p ng

Couple of double spoilered pics for extra large size:
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/45fb4458855b9568ab6ad14f05aa1f98/114580%20-%20artist%3Aaoshistark%20crossover%20derpy_hooves% 20pokemon%20rock.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/87c40e38a3e1fe73ab5c8e63b636cdb2/114927%20-%20adult%20artist%3Aequestria-prevails%20dinky_hooves%20egghead%20grown_up.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/98cbae27fe0214db5218a1065df001c0/115736%20-%20artist%3Aaeolus06%20humanized%20Snails%20snips. png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/12cd829d0bf63d87a9bc2388080d2465/115145%20-%20ask_ruby_pinch%20Berry_Pinch%20caramelldansen%2 0Meanie_Belle%20ruby_pinch%20Sweetie_Belle.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/53af58d808e79d24c80276e23f2b90ed/115579%20-%20artist%3Anastylady%20party_cannon%20pinkie_pie% 20steampunk.png