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Trixie
2012-06-19, 05:26 PM
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Trixie's Great and Powerful Guide v1.99e
[minute of silence] 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.


***

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)Derpy Cardcaptor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWG0KLSJi8g)[BR]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 (http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Grif)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
Thread XXXVI - Superponies Everywhere!
Thread XXXVII - We Should Have Learned [Something] By Now!
Thread XXXVIII - Nopony Expects Sponish Pinquisition!
Thread XXXIX - There is no Pegasus Mafia!
Thread XL - The Plot Thickens!
Thread XLI - Riots, Riots Everywhere!
Thread XLII - Life, the Universe and Ponies
Thread XLIII - Season II Ruined My Fanon!
Thread XLIV - This Thread is Going to be Perfect!
Thread XLV - Reign Of Terror
Thread XLVI - *ROBOT TAKEOVER*
Thread XLVII - Ponibooru, We Hardly Knew Ye...

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

Old Avatar Requests [Archived]


Want to have Pony Avatar?
Want to Draw? Ponies will help!
Want to RP? MLP: FiM RP Recruitment!
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Want to join Steam GitP MLP Group (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GitPony
)?

Diego Havoc
2012-06-19, 05:26 PM
New ponythread!
http://scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw4765-c8d.gif

Sorry! :smallbiggrin:

EDIT: I apologise, I won't do that again. I just happened to have that gif and needed to use it.

Here, have a couple of cute ponies getting married:
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/media/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSJXMjAxMi8wNi8xOS8xNF8zNF8wMV8xOTVfMT AwNjlfX3ByaW5jZXNzX2NlbGVzdGlhX25pZ2h0bWFyZV9tb29u X2FydGlzdF9uZWdhdGl2ZWZveAY6BkVU/10069__princess-celestia_nightmare-moon_artist-negativefox.jpg
*snerk* :smalltongue:

I love NMM's face. "What just happened here?"

Trixie
2012-06-19, 05:35 PM
Large version:

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/5348a8249b49ff025f2f45a99abc2c40/117148%20-%20artist%3Azirbronium%20dashie%20dashy%20friends% 20needs%20rainbow_dash%20sad%20sadness%20train.png

Sorry, I couldn't find anything better fitting :smallfrown:

Kurgan
2012-06-19, 05:35 PM
Ah, breaking in a new thread, been awhile since I have been around for that.

SiuiS
2012-06-19, 05:36 PM
So thats a no again?
Thanqol's thread counted, so it's not a matter of "Only Trixie's threads count", an it's not an oversight. Given that we have actually requested, several times, to have the numbering fixed, it's starting to seem like a personal insult.

Pokonic
2012-06-19, 05:44 PM
Ponibooru is dead, Long Live Ponibooru!

gooddragon1
2012-06-19, 05:46 PM
Hm, hexidecimal. Interesting.

EDIT: Also I had a pony dream but I was my favorite character* (http://www.thetangledweb.net/forums/profiler/view_char.php?cid=39007). I can't remember more than that but I guess it proves that while I acknowledge ponies I'm still my own thingy. A ravener alpha at the moment...

*Helps prevent nightmares if I'm that while I sleep.

Tvtyrant
2012-06-19, 05:59 PM
I'm going to miss the old thread. So many robots....

Trixie
2012-06-19, 06:12 PM
I'm going to miss the old thread. So many robots....

And we missed the TOBOR thing. Pity, would have been a great fit, too :smallfrown:

Also, I think it's night for me now, I know I owe a few people replies to posts from past two weeks, sorry, last time wasn't really kind to me. I'll get to it when I can :(

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-19, 06:17 PM
New Ponythread, Same Old Ponymotes:

Original Batch
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http://i.imgur.com/jaolo.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jaolo.png
http://i.imgur.com/jgqXQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jgqXQ.png
http://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.png
http://i.imgur.com/kdR94.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/kdR94.png
http://i.imgur.com/LWZja.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/LWZja.png
http://i.imgur.com/LxdwA.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/LxdwA.png
http://i.imgur.com/l00rv.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/l00rv.png
http://i.imgur.com/lI36x.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lI36x.png
http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.png
http://i.imgur.com/NOiOY.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/NOiOY.png
http://i.imgur.com/Npxit.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Npxit.png
http://i.imgur.com/nKrHQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/nKrHQ.png
http://i.imgur.com/OAaIA.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/OAaIA.png
http://i.imgur.com/o7rww.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/o7rww.png
http://i.imgur.com/pi5Ee.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/pi5Ee.png
http://i.imgur.com/pUT8r.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/pUT8r.png
http://i.imgur.com/RBgwp.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/RBgwp.png
http://i.imgur.com/ROEne.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/ROEne.png
http://i.imgur.com/RsI1d.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/RsI1d.png
http://i.imgur.com/RZwfo.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/RZwfo.png
http://i.imgur.com/SUOfJ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/SUOfJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/U1RF1.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/U1RF1.png
http://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/UwGCn.png
http://i.imgur.com/xJr4u.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xJr4u.png
http://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/xNUoP.png

MCerberus
http://i.imgur.com/01zSq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/01zSq.png
http://i.imgur.com/1Z2vG.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/1Z2vG.png
http://i.imgur.com/2X8Vx.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/2X8Vx.png
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
http://i.imgur.com/h4XfE.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/h4XfE.png
http://i.imgur.com/Jn3vj.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Jn3vj.png
http://i.imgur.com/jNLDQ.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/jNLDQ.png
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
http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/designs/11497743,width=100,height=100/Brony-Brohoof-v3.pnghttp://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/v1/designs/11497743,width=100,height=100/Brony-Brohoof-v3.png

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
125-136 (Sweetie Series)
http://i.imgur.com/Jg8wb.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/Jg8wb.png
http://i.imgur.com/9KKKz.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/9KKKz.png
http://i.imgur.com/KjRiq.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/KjRiq.png
http://i.imgur.com/pteUs.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/pteUs.png
http://i.imgur.com/o0V8z.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/o0V8z.png
http://i.imgur.com/mUwFV.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/mUwFV.png
http://i.imgur.com/T9hVn.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/T9hVn.png
http://i.imgur.com/EkuTB.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/EkuTB.png
http://i.imgur.com/lVPd8.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/lVPd8.png
http://i.imgur.com/0GUM4.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/0GUM4.png
http://i.imgur.com/cCNvw.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/cCNvw.png
http://i.imgur.com/4mTcY.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/4mTcY.png




Deadly's Ironically Presented Anti-Spoiler Measures

DO YOU HATE SPOILER TAGS?

Well, Deadly's here to help you get rid of them... with a vengeance! Create a new bookmark in your browser and copy the code below as the link/url of said bookmark. Name it something helpful, like "Spoilers B GONE!" or whatever. Then whenever you view a thread here on GitP you just hit the bookmark and BAM! no more spoilers.

You won't even see the boxes, just the bare innards in all their gory glory.

It also makes sure that no image is wider than 600px, to avoid stretching pages, and will attempt to "intelligently" remove repeated images except avatars. Neat, huh? Sadly that last part means stuff like pony emotes may get lost but the forum doesn't make it easy for me to single out images in quotes as I'd have liked... that's an open problem, I guess.

Tested in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Should work in any modern browser, but you never know with these things.


javascript:(function() { var a = document.getElementsByTagName('div'); for (var i = 0 ; i < a.length ; i++) { if (a[i].className == 'spoiler') { a[i].style.display = 'block'; a[i].className = ''; } else if (a[i].className == 'pre-spoiler') { a[i].style.display = 'none'; }} var ims = new Array(); var tmp; a = document.getElementsByTagName('img'); for (i = 0 ; i < a.length ; i++) { tmp = a[i].parentNode.className ; if (ims.indexOf(a[i].getAttribute('src')) == -1) { ims.push(a[i].getAttribute('src')); a[i].style.maxWidth = '600px'; } else if (tmp != 'avataroverflow' && tmp != 'alt2') { a[i].style.display = 'none' ; }}})();

If you don't mind repeated images, here's a version that leaves them be.

javascript:(function() { var a = document.getElementsByTagName('div'); for (var i = 0 ; i < a.length ; i++) { if (a[i].className == 'spoiler') { a[i].style.display = 'block'; a[i].className = ''; } else if (a[i].className == 'pre-spoiler') { a[i].style.display = 'none'; }} a = document.getElementsByTagName('img'); for (i = 0 ; i < a.length ; i++) { a[i].style.maxWidth = '600px'; }})();

The OC Stable

Anarion (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13390529&postcount=1023), Quantum Mareuit, his avatar.
Balmas (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13391528&postcount=1036), Balmas, avatar and description.
CrnivourousMeece (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13365503&postcount=474) Unnamed Pony possibly named Color Wheel, Avatar (except not papercraft)
Deadly (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13389556&postcount=1014), Vertex. On Deviantart (http://adcoon.deviantart.com/art/Vertex-2-252786583).
HalfTangible (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13391831&postcount=1041), Lone Star, description only.
Maxtronaut (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13391880&postcount=1042), Clockwork, presumedly avatar and description.
Pokonic (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13391684&postcount=1037), Silent Night, presumedly avatar and description provided.
Sean Mirrsen (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13406051&postcount=1194), Southern Sky, picture (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/scrap017_a.jpg) and description provided.
TheAmishPirate (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13389116&postcount=1003), Unnamed Pony pontentially named Amish Pirate, Picture (http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2011/172/5/4/ponytar_request_29_by_ah_darnit-d3jlfsc.png).
thubby (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13391785&postcount=1040), thubby, avatar and description.
Tiki Snakes (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13402771&postcount=1151), The Ponithid, Description and Picture (http://i46.tinypic.com/2yl7987.png)
Thanqol (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13408546&postcount=1218), Charger & Mask, Description and 1 (http://thanqol.deviantart.com/favourites/#/d4qjldl), 2 (http://thanqol.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5069hd) of any number of pictures.
Rebelhero (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13430244&postcount=119), Four OCs with pics
Alabenson (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13458516&postcount=633), Professor Irving Boffinspark, Description and history.
MCerberus (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13469669&postcount=869) Grey Mouser and unnamed, Description and pics.

Trixie
2012-06-19, 06:27 PM
Also, just going to drop this (http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Barn_Door_Plank) here. MLP reference in new TF2 update? :smallconfused:

Fan
2012-06-19, 06:30 PM
Also, just going to drop this (http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Barn_Door_Plank) here. MLP reference in new TF2 update? :smallconfused:

I know from talking to Primrose on Steam (a pretty prominent item contributor, made the Headwarmer, Courve Corner, Fast Learner (<3), and a few others I keep forgetting.), that there's more than a few pony inspired items in TF2. =V

Anarion
2012-06-19, 06:38 PM
Yay new thread.

I too would like to lodge a complaint about the numbers though. Seriously, correct Roman numerals or regular old accurate arabic numbering for the next one please.

And picking up from the end of the last thread, I'd like to defend Twilight's ability to teach. I think people picked up on her potential problems, but they're not giving her enough credit in being able to overcome them. First off, I think that if Twilight studied the lessons carefully before-hand (and she would because it's Twilight), she would learn the best ways to teach them and would use proper language in her explanations so as to avoid losing anypony. Second, given the nature of most pony children we've seen, I don't see classroom management as a huge issue. Twilight might get walked on a bit starting out, but I would expect her to develop some techniques or even to gain the sympathy of many of the children (think that episode of Hey Arnold where they go through several new teachers before deciding on one, if you've seen that series).

At this point, I think "Twilight becomes a teacher" would make for a great fanfic that I definitely lack the the time to write, but that somepony else should totally steal and make into a reality.

Luka
2012-06-19, 06:41 PM
I didn't even really know what exactly was ponibooru so I couldn't be able to say much :smallbiggrin:

But I'm just happy I just need another ponydream to have 7 dreams in a row and I claim the element :smallbiggrin:

....Also, forgot to mention in one I got turned into a pony and kissed RD :smalleek:

Trixie
2012-06-19, 06:43 PM
I too would like to lodge a complaint about the numbers though. Seriously, correct Roman numerals or regular old accurate arabic numbering for the next one please.

Technically, it's Indian ^^"

And my hooves are tied, democracy rule prevails :<


At this point, I think "Twilight becomes a teacher" would make for a great fanfic that I definitely lack the the time to write, but that somepony else should totally steal and make into a reality.

In OP in my sig, there's very nice fic, "Memories of those..." based on similar idea. More about Twilight being Librarian, but also teaching.

horngeek
2012-06-19, 06:43 PM
In other news, remember me linking to Joshscorcher's reviews?

Well... his review of Ticket Master is up. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs5KfmOguDs&feature=g-all-u) :smallbiggrin:

MCerberus
2012-06-19, 06:44 PM
Technically, it's Indian ^^"

And my hooves are tied, democracy rule prevails :<



In OP in my sig, there's very nice fic, "Memories of those..." based on similar idea. More about Twilight being Librarian, but also teaching.

*flips over democracy*
I move that we set up a ponythread college where we indirectly choose our thread names.

Trixie
2012-06-19, 06:46 PM
*flips over democracy*
I move that we set up a ponythread college where we indirectly choose our thread names.

I already have one member :smallbiggrin:

Also, link to Memories.. (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-memories-of-those-friends-whove.html). for these who don't want to look.

MCerberus
2012-06-19, 06:47 PM
I already have one member :smallbiggrin:

Also, link to Memories.. (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-memories-of-those-friends-whove.html). for these who don't want to look.

In that case *flips over the flipped democracy*
DIRECT ELECTIONS

thubby
2012-06-19, 06:52 PM
*solutes ponibooru

Anarion
2012-06-19, 06:54 PM
And my hooves are tied, democracy rule prevails :<



In OP in my sig, there's very nice fic, "Memories of those..." based on similar idea. More about Twilight being Librarian, but also teaching.

Ah democracy of the insane, the best worst regular kind of democracy. You all better vote for regular numbering next time.

I'll possibly check out that fic at some point in the future that isn't now and is a time when I have time.

horngeek
2012-06-19, 06:55 PM
In other news, remember me linking to Joshscorcher's reviews?

Well... his review of Ticket Master is up. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs5KfmOguDs&feature=g-all-u) :smallbiggrin:

And after watching it, I have to agree with him on the Rainbow Dash Likeability.

My opinion on her personality is she's an extreme tomboy. And more to the point, she can sometimes open her mouth before she's done thinking.

Actually, she does that most of the time. But she's still going to stand up for her friends, no matter what.

CrnivorousMeece
2012-06-19, 06:55 PM
You know I've never actually been on Ponibooru so I don't really feel a giant loss but still sad to hear it get shutdown

otakuryoga
2012-06-19, 06:55 PM
So basically the Trixie we saw, in character she never broke on screen, is not the real Trixie.



yes
very much yes
read some bios on great vaudeville performers and you'll see that when they were out on the road they were always "on" if there were ANY members of the public around
they made their money by putting on a show while playing "bigger than life"
if they run out to the grocery store in podunk town and look /act "normal" then word of mouth from any locals to their friends that said performer is actually just a regular joe could and would hurt ticket sales/end of show donations

alternatively..lets use Don Rickles as an example
supposed to be a great guy to hang around with, but you try to heckle/insult him whether at a show or on the street with others around and he will DESTROY you
he HAS to..thats his livelihood you are challenging

TheAmishPirate
2012-06-19, 06:56 PM
New thread smell, though it still has the wrong numbers (should be 30, if we're in hex). Seeing how we had a bunch of people vote for changing it, and nobody opposing, I'd say it's worth doing.

Hopefully, Derpibooru (or however it's spelled) can take up the slack. Only, now from one of my misspellings, all I can think of is Derpiboorus; some kind of wall-eyed ancient evil with a weakness for muffins.

Anarion
2012-06-19, 06:56 PM
yes
very much yes
read some bios on great vaudeville performers and you'll see that when they were out on the road they were always "on" if there were ANY members of the public around
they made their money by putting on a show while playing "bigger than life"
if they run out to the grocery store in podunk town and look /act "normal" then word of mouth from any locals to their friends that said performer is actually just a regular joe could and would hurt ticket sales/end of show donations

If we accept this as true, doesn't that mean that it's impossible to discuss Trixie at all because nopony knows her real personality?

Metahuman1
2012-06-19, 07:01 PM
Attention Everypony.


Princesses Celestia, Luna and Mi Amore Cadenza wish to inform you that pony thread does not need to be discussing governmental systems if for no other reason then it's less interesting then the pony's themselves and ponysanity in general. That is all.

MCerberus
2012-06-19, 07:07 PM
Attention Everypony.


Princesses Celestia, Luna and Mi Amore Cadenza wish to inform you that pony thread does not need to be discussing governmental systems if for no other reason then it's less interesting then the pony's themselves and ponysanity in general. That is all.

Government! We all know what to do with forms of government.
*places government in vacuum sans gravity and flips, eternally*


edit - though ponibooroooooooooooooooo fell to its own popularity attracting angry troll wars.

Pokonic
2012-06-19, 07:19 PM
Government! We all know what to do with forms of government.


Corrupt it from the inside, and then seize power openly, preferably with the elimination of opposing parties?

..... Right?

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-19, 07:20 PM
If we're going to insist on having the threads numbered in ridiculous and obscure methods, it would be nice if we could at least have the right number under there somewhere.

Frankly roman numerals are bad enough sometimes. Binary and Hexidecimal? Ugh.

Also, I think it's clear in context of the episode that everything after Snips and Snails is essentially an unguarded Trixie trying not to be humiliated or eaten by an Ursa.

Alternatively, should you portray yourself as a certain kind of character, who is to say that isn't true either? If you spend your days pretending to be a Jerk, whose to say that doesn't make you a jerk?

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-19, 07:28 PM
I will umpteenth the thought that the exotic thread numbering scheme has worn out any humour and is becoming tiresome.



On Trixie verses Twilight, all I can say on the matter is that if it not for the pony fandom, I would have totally forgotten Trixie five minutes after the ending. Even fanon Trixie I find rarely moves me from apathy.

SiuiS
2012-06-19, 07:31 PM
Yay new thread.

I too would like to lodge a complaint about the numbers though. Seriously, correct Roman numerals or regular old accurate arabic numbering for the next one please.

And picking up from the end of the last thread, I'd like to defend Twilight's ability to teach. I think people picked up on her potential problems, but they're not giving her enough credit in being able to overcome them. First off, I think that if Twilight studied the lessons carefully before-hand (and she would because it's Twilight), she would learn the best ways to teach them and would use proper language in her explanations so as to avoid losing anypony. Second, given the nature of most pony children we've seen, I don't see classroom management as a huge issue. Twilight might get walked on a bit starting out, but I would expect her to develop some techniques or even to gain the sympathy of many of the children (think that episode of Hey Arnold where they go through several new teachers before deciding on one, if you've seen that series).

At this point, I think "Twilight becomes a teacher" would make for a great fanfic that I definitely lack the the time to write, but that somepony else should totally steal and make into a reality.

But that's the point. Twilight learning to teach would be neat. Twilight would not be good at it, though, until she applied herself. Where I believe the point of the fic in question is that Trixie is already good at teaching. I have to go with that; if she cared enough to learn the material herself, she would probably e a grey teacher.

The Trixie we see however, is too immature, too young. She could be a grey mare eventually, but what we see is a filly.


If we accept this as true, doesn't that mean that it's impossible to discuss Trixie at all because nopony knows her real personality?

I always believed that with this being implicit, we had to assume the personality in question was hers. "That's not really Trixie" is an intriguing thought, but in this conversation is a cop-out.



Also, I think it's clear in context of the episode that everything after Snips and Snails is essentially an unguarded Trixie trying not to be humiliated or eaten by an Ursa.

This is what I thought too. Which always confused me; if that is loser to Trixie's real personality, why does she get such a bad rap? Heaven knows "surprise! Moon bears are attacking!" is a terrible barometer for personality.


Alternatively, should you portray yourself as a certain kind of character, who is to say that isn't true either? If you spend your days pretending to be a Jerk, whose to say that doesn't make you a jerk?

*Points at Thanqol. All like, nine of him*

thubby
2012-06-19, 07:38 PM
On Trixie verses Twilight, all I can say on the matter is that if it not for the pony fandom, I would have totally forgotten Trixie five minutes after the ending. Even fanon Trixie I find rarely moves me from apathy.

you should read deadly's stories then. mare in the mirror and... what was the sequel?
(is terrible with names)

Tvtyrant
2012-06-19, 08:00 PM
I vote arabic numerals from now on. Keeps it simple.

CrnivorousMeece
2012-06-19, 08:18 PM
I say we should use the Bushman numbering system it's WAY easier than any other language

Tvtyrant
2012-06-19, 08:21 PM
I say we should use the Bushman numbering system it's WAY easier than any other language

I think the PC term is Khoisan, not bushmen.

TheAmishPirate
2012-06-19, 08:22 PM
For all you folks who follow the tumblr ask blogs, the same guy who does the fantastic Discordly Conduct (http://discorderlyconduct.tumblr.com/) just started up a new one following the red dragon (Garble, I think his name was?) from Dragon Quest. By all accounts, it's looking pretty good, and the name's pretty great too:

For the Hoard (http://forthehoard.tumblr.com/)

PhantomFox
2012-06-19, 08:42 PM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.

maximus25
2012-06-19, 08:42 PM
Why is writing fanfics so hard?


I have no idea how to start it at all. Darned dysgraphia, and its messing with my mind.

HalfTangible
2012-06-19, 08:51 PM
Why is writing fanfics so hard?


I have no idea how to start it at all. Darned dysgraphia, and its messing with my mind.

Start with an outline in word.

Seriously. It's amazing how much it helps to plan out the major events of everything, down to what happens in each chapter.

gooddragon1
2012-06-19, 08:53 PM
Personally, I'd just like a straight number system for all threads. Many languages use english numbers (123 etc) so it's relatively easy for more people to understand. The humor should reside within the title. Also... perhaps a gold ponyversary at 50?

Balmas
2012-06-19, 08:56 PM
SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
(Derpy is going to take this one by storm, but I'm still going with)
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song, though Gatling Gun Twilight comes close.


Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Defeating Discord (Rainbow Shockwave of DOOOOOM and happiness!)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage (I have a suspicion that Fluttershy was born in the 80s; she's the only character with 80s rock and training montages.)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Return of Harmony

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
Smile, Smile, Smile (Pinkie is my anti-drug.)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored (Doubles as a crowning moment of heartwarming, as well. Plus, if you include this little Fluttergem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsNHGe7pcQw)...)




Aaaahhh, New thread smell. Never gets old.

horngeek
2012-06-19, 08:59 PM
horngeek's votes:

Funnies: Pinkie- Weapon of Mass Annoyance
Best Twilight Moment: This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!
Most Dramatic Moment: Cadance's Reveal
Best Applejack Moment: Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Most Emotional Moment: This Day Aria
Best Rainbow Dash Moment: Sonic Rainnuke
Best Minor Character Moment: Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
Best Rarity Moment: BUT I'LL RIP YOU TO PIECES IF YOU TOUCH ONE SCALE ON HIS CUTE LITTLE HEAD!
Best Moment by an Antagonist: Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
Best Pinkie Pie Moment: Gatling Gun Twilight
Most Awesome Moment: Luna Arrives
Best Fluttershy Moment: Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons
Best Episode: Luna Eclipsed
Best CMC Moment: The Perfect Stallion
Best Song: This. Day. Aria.
Best Overall Moment: Twilight's Faith In Friendship Restored

Lix Lorn
2012-06-19, 09:12 PM
If we're going to insist on having the threads numbered in ridiculous and obscure methods, it would be nice if we could at least have the right number under there somewhere.

Frankly roman numerals are bad enough sometimes. Binary and Hexidecimal? Ugh.
Seconded. Roman numerals please... :smallsigh:


Alternatively, should you portray yourself as a certain kind of character, who is to say that isn't true either? If you spend your days pretending to be a Jerk, whose to say that doesn't make you a jerk?
If you wear a mask too long, take care that your real self doesn't become a mask.

otakuryoga
2012-06-19, 09:16 PM
Why is writing fanfics so hard?


I have no idea how to start it at all. Darned dysgraphia, and its messing with my mind.


Start with an outline in word.

Seriously. It's amazing how much it helps to plan out the major events of everything, down to what happens in each chapter.

aye
the 3 i have in progress(if you can call it that) popped into my brain with the ending and a couple key scenes and i have to figure out how to get from start to that finish
doing a rough timeline/scene reminder and fleshing it out as i think of stuff works well

RdMarquis
2012-06-19, 09:19 PM
Uh...not sure what thread we're on, but it's nice to be back.

Kairaven
2012-06-19, 09:25 PM
people did vote for Hex

and in this case the "hex" choice is not Base6 hex but base16 Hexadecimal.

2F is correct.


Now this wasn't the perfect system of voting, but Trixie did follow what rules that was determined.

in the end though we come here for pony, don't let some minor thing distract you.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-19, 09:25 PM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Here... we go.

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
Smile, Smile, Smile

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
DERPY SPEAKS

maximus25
2012-06-19, 09:28 PM
Start with an outline in word.

Seriously. It's amazing how much it helps to plan out the major events of everything, down to what happens in each chapter.



aye
the 3 i have in progress(if you can call it that) popped into my brain with the ending and a couple key scenes and i have to figure out how to get from start to that finish
doing a rough timeline/scene reminder and fleshing it out as i think of stuff works well

I hope this helps. To the outline then.

Thanqol
2012-06-19, 09:35 PM
If you wear a mask too long, take care that your real self doesn't become a mask.

No, your real self as you know it is already a mask. A more detailed one, built over years of interaction with the world and society. Dig deep enough and you'll see that, and you'll find another mask underneath.

The only point when you're not the mask you wear is the point when you're taking one off. In the change of masks, the moment of transition, where you decide which mask you're not and about to decide which mask you are...

Siosilvar
2012-06-19, 09:38 PM
No, your real self as you know it is already a mask. A more detailed one, built over years of interaction with the world and society. Dig deep enough and you'll see that, and you'll find another mask underneath.

The only point when you're not the mask you wear is the point when you're taking one off. In the change of masks, the moment of transition, where you decide which mask you're not and about to decide which mask you are...

So it's turtles ponies masks all the way down?

MCerberus
2012-06-19, 09:45 PM
So it's turtles ponies masks all the way down?

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/omgpony/ponydoo.png

gooddragon1
2012-06-19, 10:08 PM
No, your real self as you know it is already a mask. A more detailed one, built over years of interaction with the world and society. Dig deep enough and you'll see that, and you'll find another mask underneath.

The only point when you're not the mask you wear is the point when you're taking one off. In the change of masks, the moment of transition, where you decide which mask you're not and about to decide which mask you are...

TBH, other than trying to be kind to others, I don't even really know myself anymore.

OracleofWuffing
2012-06-19, 10:25 PM
Could be done as long as you keep it cartoonish with the results of the tricks being only really annoying and inconvenient instead of outright painful along the lines of Poison Joke.
Admittedly, the closeness to Poison Joke troubles me quite a bit. I also forgot another odd head-story where Trixie and the Flim-Flam brothers were actually ran off into the same town so they team up...


Also anything talking about "freaks" has to be very careful, especially if the lesson involves their perspective, which would necessitate things a little more mature your simple bearded lady and strong man.
Totally, yeah. But I was getting kicked out the door for work and I didn't know what the more accurate term would be for that (likely, they'd create their own name for the group, and then the type of pony they're talking about would be referred to by that name). Still, I kinda like the idea of someone writing a letter to Princess Celestia about how it's not nice to be mean to someone that looks odd, and then have Derpy obliviously fly by in the background.


New ponythread!
http://scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw4765-c8d.gif

Sorry! :smallbiggrin:
Normally, I have no reaction to this sort of thing either way, but I gotta applaud this one.


I will umpteenth the thought that the exotic thread numbering scheme has worn out any humour and is becoming tiresome.
But we gotta have Roman Numerals when we hit the LIX thread.



It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT
Votes enclosed:
Funnies Moment
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Best Twilight Moment
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!

Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree

Best Rainbow Dash Moment
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!

Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...

Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!

Best Moment by an Antagonist
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight

Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE

Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage

Best Episode
Hurricane Fluttershy

Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Best Song
Smile, Smile, Smile

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks

AND IN OTHER NEWS hey I was thinking about Jetty Pea, or whatever is going to be the Thread Ponythread Pony, and I was thinking that if the gag is going to be that she can be giant whenever it's funny, maybe she should be a unicorn?

Tvtyrant
2012-06-19, 10:28 PM
SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Momeny
Smile Song

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Luna Arrives

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

thubby
2012-06-19, 10:33 PM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.


laziest voting ever!

BlasTech
2012-06-19, 10:38 PM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Oh Come ON!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Twilight... get my rope

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his cute little head!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Return of Harmony

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Head bobbing

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.

Pheweee, unfortunately I think the same moments are worthy to win multiple categories but I mixed my votes up so as not to duplicate too much. I just hope this doesnt lead to too many mutually exclusive votes.

Forum Explorer
2012-06-19, 10:54 PM
And picking up from the end of the last thread, I'd like to defend Twilight's ability to teach. I think people picked up on her potential problems, but they're not giving her enough credit in being able to overcome them. First off, I think that if Twilight studied the lessons carefully before-hand (and she would because it's Twilight), she would learn the best ways to teach them and would use proper language in her explanations so as to avoid losing anypony. Second, given the nature of most pony children we've seen, I don't see classroom management as a huge issue. Twilight might get walked on a bit starting out, but I would expect her to develop some techniques or even to gain the sympathy of many of the children (think that episode of Hey Arnold where they go through several new teachers before deciding on one, if you've seen that series).

At this point, I think "Twilight becomes a teacher" would make for a great fanfic that I definitely lack the the time to write, but that somepony else should totally steal and make into a reality.

You didn't talk about Twilight's inability to be understood by the laypony when talking about technical details.

It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Oh Come ON!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment

This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment

Spike's Confession

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment

Twilight gives up on her friends


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment

...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist

Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment

Smile Song


Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment

Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode

Return of Harmony


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored


I imagine not having any major military incidents for at least 1000 years as far as we know, plus the fact that your commander is capable of erecting a shield around the entire city in case of any attack, has made the royal guard rather inexperienced in actual combat.

Knowing the cause doesn't excuse how pathetic they are.


Yeah, if they can make contrails of thunderclouds, chances are they can at least handle some stuff the average pegusi cannot. Admitly, they are probably more like the Blue Angels, which, while admitly army-based, is pretty much for show.


Sure they are exceptional pegasi just like Rainbow Dash is. However it is still sad that the Royal Guard is more pathetic.



Talking about Trixie!

On Trixie's personality. Yes she is constantly acting and that's not her 'real' behavior. We see the mask crack for one line where she says "I can't defeat an Ursa Major, I just made the whole thing up!" Notice how she stopped saying her name in that sentence? Now this doesn't really tell us anything about her personality and it doesn't matter too much because she never stops acting except in extreme circumstances (and presumably around close friends and family). So most of the time Trixie is kinda a jerk. But they were heckling her show which is hard to ignore for any actor. Seriously go look up famous cases of hecklers being destroyed, the comedian (usually) is pretty mean when they respond and will insult them til they shut up and sit down. Often the audience will cheer the comedian on. Also I don't know where people are getting the idea that Trixie is lazy and shallow. I suppose it's an equally valid interpretation in comparison to Trixie being insecure and tragic.

Here's what we do know: She likes to boast, she acts, she likes being the center of attention, and she's proud. That's not much and like Luna it gives us a lot of room to basically invent our own character in her place.

MCerberus
2012-06-19, 10:57 PM
Talking about Trixie!

On Trixie's personality. Yes she is constantly acting and that's not her 'real' behavior. We see the mask crack for one line where she says "I can't defeat an Ursa Major, I just made the whole thing up!" Notice how she stopped saying her name in that sentence? Now this doesn't really tell us anything about her personality and it doesn't matter too much because she never stops acting except in extreme circumstances (and presumably around close friends and family). So most of the time Trixie is kinda a jerk. But they were heckling her show which is hard to ignore for any actor. Seriously go look up famous cases of hecklers being destroyed, the comedian (usually) is pretty mean when they respond and will insult them til they shut up and sit down. Often the audience will cheer the comedian on. Also I don't know where people are getting the idea that Trixie is lazy and shallow. I suppose it's an equally valid interpretation in comparison to Trixie being insecure and tragic.

Here's what we do know: She likes to boast, she acts, she likes being the center of attention, and she's proud. That's not much and like Luna it gives us a lot of room to basically invent our own character in her place.

My favorite is the intellectual rival and love/hate with Twilight Trixie. Essentially take our Trixie's avatar and that expression pretty well sums it up.

edit- and now to mourne poniburoo
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/612ad6fe80c2508d933e8885e4f1837e/85883%20-%20mylittlebrony_watermark%20rainbow_dash_always_d resses_in_style%20spike%20spike_is_rainbow_dash.jp g
This is an image that I posted to ponibooru, that was stolen by My Little Brony, and then posted back to ponibooru. Considering the content, the level of meta here deserves a yo dawg

OracleofWuffing
2012-06-19, 11:16 PM
Here's what we do know: She likes to boast, she acts, she likes being the center of attention, and she's proud. That's not much and like Luna it gives us a lot of room to basically invent our own character in her place.
Oh, oh, and she used to glow in the dark. :smalltongue:

Tvtyrant
2012-06-19, 11:18 PM
Ever since Luna Eclipsed I have thought of Trixie as being the equivalent of Luna to Twilight as Celestia. Their Cutie Marks especially led me to that, since Trixie has a moon and Twilight a star. But also Trixie is loud and socially awkward, while Twilight is relatively reserved and popular.

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-19, 11:21 PM
No, your real self as you know it is already a mask. A more detailed one, built over years of interaction with the world and society. Dig deep enough and you'll see that, and you'll find another mask underneath.

The only point when you're not the mask you wear is the point when you're taking one off. In the change of masks, the moment of transition, where you decide which mask you're not and about to decide which mask you are...


So it's turtles ponies masks all the way down?

It's masks all the way down.
And they're all true.

So, Ask Ponythread;
Did someone suggest some kind of default tumblr-starter-question/robot thing or am I misremembering wildly?

Pokonic
2012-06-19, 11:30 PM
Did someone suggest some kind of default tumblr-starter-question/robot thing or am I misremembering wildly?

Yes, and I personaly thought it was a fine idea that should be followed thru with, but the conversation kind of dampered down a bit.

TheAmishPirate
2012-06-19, 11:34 PM
Yes, and I personaly thought it was a fine idea that should be followed thru with, but the conversation kind of dampered down a bit.

Aye, mostly because new thread, but mostly because we REALLY need a few people to step up and take charge of this thing, otherwise it'll never get off the ground. I would, but I've got enough on my plate as it is.

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-19, 11:37 PM
someone should just post the question in here and see what happens. *shrug*
But now, sleep.

Eakin
2012-06-19, 11:46 PM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Oh Come ON!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Sonic Rainnuke

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Luna Arrives

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
Smile, Smile, Smile

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.


Start with an outline in word.

Seriously. It's amazing how much it helps to plan out the major events of everything, down to what happens in each chapter.

This, for sure, but on the other hand don't marry yourself to an outline if it isn't working. The chapter of Duel Nature (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/31925/Duel-Nature) I just posted *shameless plug* is the longest thing I've written that wasn't a stand alone one shot story. Definitely the longest individual scene. Plus action scenes aren't something I'm really familiar with writing so the prospect of a brutal knock down drag out fight between Twilight and Luna was intimidating. So I outlined the 10 major beats I wanted to make sure I hit. But midway through I realized that I hadn't thought about how I wanted to get from one of them to the next, and what I was writing just felt like filler. So I ended up making up something completely different on the spot to bridge the gap and I think it worked out really nicely.

OracleofWuffing
2012-06-20, 12:22 AM
someone should just post the question in here and see what happens. *shrug*
But now, sleep.
Alrighty then!

So, who's going to answer this question?

Dexam
2012-06-20, 12:49 AM
From the previous thread:

Made with much TLC... the One True Scootaship!
http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/171/b/8/together_we_fly_by_adcoon-d546k04.png

That hit me right in the D'awwwgans! :smallsmile: Great job!

Season 2 Final Ballots... hmmm, I was expecting a "Most Improved Character From Season One" nomination round - although I think that Sweetie Belle would win that hooves down.

SiuiS
2012-06-20, 12:51 AM
people did vote for Hex

and in this case the "hex" choice is not Base6 hex but base16 Hexadecimal.

2F is correct.


Now this wasn't the perfect system of voting, but Trixie did follow what rules that was determined.

in the end though we come here for pony, don't let some minor thing distract you.

2F is incorrect. 2f is 47; the appropriate thread number, 48, would Be 30 in hexidecimal. It's possible the choice was made to stick to 47 out of a desire to avoid confusion however, as ponies would wonder what was up with a second threa thirty.

Forum Explorer
2012-06-20, 01:01 AM
Ahem


Gentleponies. It is now official that the story This Isn't My House (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23693/This-isn%27t-my-House%21) is required reading for all ponies of 1 and up. For this has been decreed by your as of now supreme leader, me.

HalfTangible
2012-06-20, 01:03 AM
This, for sure, but on the other hand don't marry yourself to an outline if it isn't working.Isn't the whole point of an outline to figure out something that DOES work, and to keep track of it?

ie, why would you marry yourself to it in the first place if it starts not working, and not just change it?


It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

I'm not saying it, but I'm thinking it. *glares at the Smile song*

Strife Warzeal
2012-06-20, 01:14 AM
someone should just post the question in here and see what happens. *shrug*
But now, sleep.

There a few last things that needs to be hammered out before everything can get into swing.

Title, I've had something along the lines of "Ask the Ponies of the Playground" any other suggestions?
The "About Us"/description thing, Something to set up what is going on and maybe how the blog works. I have ideas but would like some input on this too.
The information for the cast page, preferably in the format of "Name, brief description of personality/appearance not exceeding three sentences". We have to remember that people's attention spans aren't the greatest and they may not read the several paragraphs some of you have typed up. You need to cut it down. Maybe at a later time something can be worked out to display more full descriptions but not now.


And the first question is so:
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png

Maxtronaut
2012-06-20, 01:23 AM
*Fleet appears overhead.*

Well, in the spirit of that old guy from Independence Day.

Hello boys, I'm baaaaaaack! *Huge damn explosion that even Luka would like.* :smallbiggrin:

I wasn't around for the last few pages of thread. What'd I miss? :smalltongue:

Finally, in the spirit of Assassin's Creed. Riposa in pace, Ponibooru. :smallcool:

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-20, 01:29 AM
Wow, new ponythread and 3 pages in no time... This things really start fast...

Anyway. For some good fanfic comedy go and read this: Trown Abroad (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/25149/Thrown-Abroad). To sum it up: "Sarcastic changeling is best changeling". No seriously go and read it. As seen on EQD

Votes enclosed

It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Spike's Confession

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Sonic Rainnuke

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Luna Arrives

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Return of Harmony

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
Smile, Smile, Smile

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Smile Song



Also just a small piece on the Twiligh vs Trixie conversation, someone asked how do we know that Twilight's special talent is magic. Well, she doesn't directly says it, but the sentence is something along the lines of: "Sure. Most unicorns know some tricks related to their talent, but what happens when the unicorn talent is magic".

I couldn't find the exact line, but given what we see in the show, the fact that Celestia said that she had never seen an unicorn with so much potential for magic... We can be quite sure that her talent is magic. They will never repeat that line in the show, because of the line I previously mentioned...

Edit: Also, Ponybooru, I hardly knew ye, may your soul return to us in another shape so we continue discovering and sharing all the pictures from the whole ponyverse

Sean Mirrsen
2012-06-20, 01:42 AM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Votes enclosed within.
Top 3 Nominations for Funniest Moment
Oh Come ON!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character
Daring Do Temple Run

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

For Ask Ponythread Tumblr:


"Ask the Ponies in the Playground" works for the title fine, I think.
No ideas about the "About Us" beyond that it should describe who exactly we are and where exactly we hail from.
And the OC and other character descriptions can be condensed later. For now, we have to compile a complete list. What we have now doesn't seem anywhere near complete.


Answering the question, assuming it's asked of the entirety of ponythread, I believe will take running another poll like what we have for "best moments". Anybody with better emotional response than me care to set up some poll options? Because what makes me feel better when I'm in a bad mood usually involves explosions and wanton destruction. Thankfully virtual, inasmuch as constructed universes count as virtual.

BlasTech
2012-06-20, 01:43 AM
Anyway. For some good fanfic comedy go and read this: Trown Abroad (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/25149/Thrown-Abroad). To sum it up: "Sarcastic changeling is best changeling". No seriously go and read it. As seen on EQD


Argh, who went and posted that story! Who the hay documented all that!!?!

*flees and hides in shame*

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-20, 01:53 AM
Argh, who went and posted that story! Who the hay documented all that!!?!

*flees and hides in shame*

Is that you 37?

Thanqol
2012-06-20, 02:12 AM
So it's turtles ponies masks all the way down?


It's masks all the way down.
And they're all true.

Word.


So, Ask Ponythread;
Did someone suggest some kind of default tumblr-starter-question/robot thing or am I misremembering wildly?

Hit me with questions and I shall respond, potentially in an entertaining manner.


*Fleet appears overhead.*

Well, in the spirit of that old guy from Independence Day.

Hello boys, I'm baaaaaaack! *Huge damn explosion that even Luka would like.* :smallbiggrin:

MY CABBAGES!

TheAmishPirate
2012-06-20, 02:46 AM
Votes bolded below: It's the cool way to vote!


It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular
(abstain)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

This...this is much harder than I thought it would be. I had to abstain from Best Song, simply because I'd be happy with any of those winning.


Why is writing fanfics so hard?


I have no idea how to start it at all. Darned dysgraphia, and its messing with my mind.

Best advice I can give is get a direction going, outline, do all that stuff, then just write something. Getting over the first step and actually getting started can be one of the hardest steps in the process, but once you have something on paper, you can start working with it. Don't be afraid to delete entire pages until you get what you want, but you need pages to work with first.


There a few last things that needs to be hammered out before everything can get into swing.

Title, I've had something along the lines of "Ask the Ponies of the Playground" any other suggestions?
The "About Us"/description thing, Something to set up what is going on and maybe how the blog works. I have ideas but would like some input on this too.
The information for the cast page, preferably in the format of "Name, brief description of personality/appearance not exceeding three sentences". We have to remember that people's attention spans aren't the greatest and they may not read the several paragraphs some of you have typed up. You need to cut it down. Maybe at a later time something can be worked out to display more full descriptions but not now.


And the first question is so:
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png


That works, though I'm partial to Ask the Playground Ponies. Disadvantage of that title is that it doesn't quite convey our origin very well, so your title works fine for me.
This should probably be the first thing we create; just some sort of intro. I'm thinking our thread pony (Tess, are we calling her?) giving a short introduction and explaining how things work.
I'd say for this one, a series of blog posts with a picture of the character, as well as the descriptor things. Then we have a post we can edit with the whole list of them, and that's what the cast page links to. Alternatively, also tag all those blog pictures as "cast", and offer the ability to show all the "cast"-tagged pages.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-20, 04:18 AM
But we gotta have Roman Numerals when we hit the LIX thread.

Roman numerals aren't exotic by any stretch of the imagination.

Nameless
2012-06-20, 04:22 AM
It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT


Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
I don't recognise any of these, anyone care on filling me in... um, if you don't mind... http://i.imgur.com/KtAOH.png

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Sonic Rainnuke

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Luna Arrives

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Return of Harmony

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Head bobbing

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks

Trixie
2012-06-20, 04:50 AM
people did vote for Hex

and in this case the "hex" choice is not Base6 hex but base16 Hexadecimal.

2F is correct.

Thank you.

Ponies, let me just humbly point out that if I edited title now to accommodate complains about numbers, risking upsetting people who did vote, the 'normal numbers' proponents are split between Arabic and Roman numbers, meaning no matter what I do I'll end up upsetting 2 out of 3 groups.

*sigh* I rest my case :smallfrown:


If we're going to insist on having the threads numbered in ridiculous and obscure methods, it would be nice if we could at least have the right number under there somewhere.

Um...

Current list is, and always was, in the OP :smallfrown:

Diego Havoc
2012-06-20, 05:07 AM
For all you folks who follow the tumblr ask blogs, the same guy who does the fantastic Discordly Conduct (http://discorderlyconduct.tumblr.com/) just started up a new one following the red dragon (Garble, I think his name was?) from Dragon Quest. By all accounts, it's looking pretty good, and the name's pretty great too:

For the Hoard (http://forthehoard.tumblr.com/)
That's excellent! This guy does the funniest stuff.

Also, I audibly "aawwww!"ed at the bit with baby Garble and his mother.



SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT
Best Twilight Moment: Twilight & Future Twilight
Most Dramatic Moment: Cadence's reveal
Best Applejack Moment: Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Most Emotional Moment: Twilight gives up on her friends
Best Rainbow Dash Moment: Escape the Hospital
Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment: I just don't know what went wrong...
Best Rarity Moment: ...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
Best Moment by an Antagonist: This Day Aria
Most Awesome Moment: Luna Arrives
Best Fluttershy Moment: Fluttershy Resists Discord
Best Overall Moment: Smile Song

I skipped out on some simply because I didn't feel strongly about any of the options.


http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/omgpony/ponydoo.png
I laughed quite loudly at this! :smallbiggrin:


Normally, I have no reaction to this sort of thing either way, but I gotta applaud this one.
You gotta admit, if ponies had the internet, Dash would be a firster.


There a few last things that needs to be hammered out before everything can get into swing.

Title, I've had something along the lines of "Ask the Ponies of the Playground" any other suggestions?
The "About Us"/description thing, Something to set up what is going on and maybe how the blog works. I have ideas but would like some input on this too.
The information for the cast page, preferably in the format of "Name, brief description of personality/appearance not exceeding three sentences". We have to remember that people's attention spans aren't the greatest and they may not read the several paragraphs some of you have typed up. You need to cut it down. Maybe at a later time something can be worked out to display more full descriptions but not now.


And the first question is so:
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png
"Ask the Ponies of the Playground" works for me.

Again I will plug Question the Kudas (http://questionthekudas.tumblr.com/). It's an ask blog with multiple characters (check the "about the team" link for the cast page).

Might be a good idea to allow multiple people to answer a question if they feel like it, just to get things moving.


Princess Luna, Pokemon Master
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-we-desire-to-catch-em-all.gif

May or may not be Photoshopped:
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-she-came-for-muffins.jpg

SiuiS
2012-06-20, 05:30 AM
There a few last things that needs to be hammered out before everything can get into swing.

Title, I've had something along the lines of "Ask the Ponies of the Playground" any other suggestions?
The "About Us"/description thing, Something to set up what is going on and maybe how the blog works. I have ideas but would like some input on this too.
The information for the cast page, preferably in the format of "Name, brief description of personality/appearance not exceeding three sentences". We have to remember that people's attention spans aren't the greatest and they may not read the several paragraphs some of you have typed up. You need to cut it down. Maybe at a later time something can be worked out to display more full descriptions but not now.


And the first question is so:
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png

For the name, I think Ponysanity.tumblr.com would be nice, so whatever we have to do to get that in there.

About us is probably, quite simply "One long, lonely, ponyless stretch we decide to fill the void waiting for new episodes by harvesting the love from the appendix of a magical unicorn (don't worry, she's okay!), and we haven't been truly out Of character since. We have all sorts of ponysane ideas, and not enough towering smoke stacks venting fire to release them.

So we turn to tumblr."

The cast page could be easy to pare down, if I could find it. I may start trying to do this sort of thing on the desktop. I hate to admit it but computers are actually good for things sometimes...

And for the first question, I suggest the truth from 99% of pony thread;
That is, maybe fifteen panels of different OCs responding with different tones an body language, "Fillies." "Fillies!" "... Fillies~ *eyebrows*" ">////> um... Fillies." etc. and end with 3 panels of a maybe Xykon-Raquel Bleakbane playing with starship toys like a little boy with trucks, looking at the camera, and then crushing the lens in his gauntlet.


Thank you.

Ponies, let me just humbly point out that if I edited title now to accommodate complains about numbers, risking upsetting people who did vote, the 'normal numbers' proponents are split between Arabic and Roman numbers, meaning no matter what I do I'll end up upsetting 2 out of 3 groups.

*sigh* I rest my case :smallfrown:

This does not prevent you from acknowledging the requests (which you are doing, thank you) or addressing the sequence number as I and others have requested.



Um...

Current list is, and always was, in the OP :smallfrown:

To be fair, there hasn't been an OP each time I looked.
I believe the response is, "clear your cache". I'll get right on that.

Gamerlord
2012-06-20, 05:30 AM
Yay, voting time!

It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.

Merellis
2012-06-20, 06:13 AM
I like this alternate ending to Cupcakes, it's since replaced reality with this ending. Yes, yes it has. (http://mickeymonster.deviantart.com/art/Cupcakes-Alternate-Ending-283403900?q=gallery%3Amickeymonster%2F37532947&qo=89)


I also have a nice head canon for Discords first defeat.

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/026/8/5/teneighcious_d___a_tribute_by_mickeymonster-d4nph2t.png

And as for nominations
Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

DigoDragon
2012-06-20, 06:23 AM
sorry, last time wasn't really kind to me. I'll get to it when I can :(

This week has been my "last time" kind of thing. The wife has the common cold and the daughter has a virus of some kind. So juggling work and two sick family members and a recent roack infestation has been difficult like trying to defeat an Ursa Minor without a unicorn.




SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Funnies Moment
Oh Come ON!

Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight

Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree

Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital

Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...

Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!

Best Moment by an Antagonist
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass

Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song

Most Awesome Moment
Defeating Discord

Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage

Best Episode
Return of Harmony

Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
The Perfect Stallion

Best Song
This Day Aria

Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks


And those are my votes. :smallsmile:

Sean Mirrsen
2012-06-20, 06:28 AM
So then. As some people might be aware, today (June 20th), is my current avatar's birthday. And since said avatar has developed some artistic skill, it would be demeaning to ask for a celebratory birthday picture. (not to mention I don't particularly like said celebration) So, me and Southern Sky collaborated in helping him draw one for himself.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/scrap027_f.jpg
Link (1900x1100 img) (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/scrap027_f.jpg)

Clearly, Sky's cooking skills are far surpassed by her expertise in meteorology. Still, I guess that's not too bad. Happy birthday to him/me! :smallbiggrin:

Deadly
2012-06-20, 06:34 AM
Had an interesting day so far. Had two teeth removed (finally getting around to getting something done, slowly, about my teeth), and while I was lying there in the dentist's chair apparently there was a bomb threat or something at the mall right next door. Puts you at ease, it does. At least the operation went well, I barely noticed a thing and then... BAM! Teeth gone. I did vaguely wonder why she appeared the be using what looked like a screwdriver to pull them out, though. I'd have expected... I don't know, more pulling than stabbing.

Now my mouth feels funny, though, and I'm spitting blood.


you should read deadly's stories then. mare in the mirror and... what was the sequel?
(is terrible with names)

My fics being recommended? Yay!

And the first is Fillystata, followed by Mare in the Mirror.


It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...
Oh Come ON!
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!
I'm going to do what I do best; Lecture her!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal
Spike's Confession
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!
Twilight... get my rope
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree
Twilight gives up on her friends
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital
Sonic Rainnuke
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!


Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!
I just don't know what went wrong...
Daring Do Temple Run [a little unfair, because it's more like half and episode than a moment, Luna would win otherwise]


Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
The. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria
Discord drinks a chocolate milk of glass
You've been kind for far too long, time to be cruel!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight
Smile Song
Pickelbarrel kumquat!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE
Luna Arrives
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed
Return of Harmony
Hurricane Fluttershy

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Head bobbing
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria
Smile, Smile, Smile
Becoming Popular

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Derpy Speaks
Smile Song
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.

Votes in bold. Some of these choices felt a little weak to me, but I guess I didn't vote on most of them before so I shouldn't complain.

DigoDragon
2012-06-20, 07:03 AM
*sigh* I rest my case :smallfrown:

Having one of those days (http://discorderlyconduct.tumblr.com/post/21771211666/if-its-not-broken)?

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-20, 07:21 AM
Happy birthday to him/me! :smallbiggrin:

Happy birthday...?



Unrelated:
Ummm... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWgTHXKvSk&feature=player_embedded)

...

Thank you for that EQD. And Tara. And Tiarawhy. That was an image I totally needed in my head.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I need to go scrub out the inside of my skull with liquid anti-nitrogen.

otakuryoga
2012-06-20, 07:33 AM
May or may not be Photoshopped:
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-she-came-for-muffins.jpg

i didn't notice that but just checked the one i bought(hey it was just a buck..don't judge me)
and yes Derpy is in the window there



Unrelated:
Ummm... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWgTHXKvSk&feature=player_embedded)

...

Thank you for that EQD. And Tara. And Tiarawhy. That was an image I totally needed in my head.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I need to go scrub out the inside of my skull with liquid anti-nitrogen.

and now to see if we can get the good commodore to repeat the process
...AHEM...

i can just imagine how many people will loop just the first 4 seconds of that..........

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-06-20, 07:55 AM
The only point when you're not the mask you wear is the point when you're taking one off. In the change of masks, the moment of transition, where you decide which mask you're not and about to decide which mask you are...

That's a very eloquent way of putting it. I'll have to steal it.

Awards votes in the spoilers:




SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Must be Crackle's cousin...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
Twilight & Future Twilight


Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal


Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Ah Didn't Learn Anything!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Sonic Rainnuke

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Daring Do Temple Run

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Return of Harmony

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
The Perfect Stallion

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

Now that we've narrowed it down, it's time to do the final voting and crown a champ in each category! Feel free to debate! Pick now! Voting will go on until everyone is bored and stops voting.


I am so very sad to see neither MMMystery on the Friendship Express or It's About Time made it to Best Episode category. On all other votes I am absolutely 100% behind.




Unrelated:
Ummm... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWgTHXKvSk&feature=player_embedded)

...

Thank you for that EQD. And Tara. And Tiarawhy. That was an image I totally needed in my head.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I need to go scrub out the inside of my skull with liquid anti-nitrogen.

AUGH TARA STRONK Y U TROLL SO GOOD


Edit: Found this thingy on Derpybooru:

http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1223/900/2012/06/20/14_56_44_436_11709__

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 09:57 AM
Edit: Found this thingy on Derpybooru:

http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1223/900/2012/06/20/14_56_44_436_11709__

I've always found that image funny but somewhat dislike the implications that it feels the need to not "Earth pony" evolution. Which evokes my inherent dislike of anything that treats Earth ponies as some sort of 'base' type relative to pegasi and unicorns.

Trixie
2012-06-20, 10:16 AM
But the joke here is (indicated by silhouettes above skeletons and proportions) that the diagram shows MLP evolution (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen with last branch pointing to Gen 3.5 and FiM) so it cannot show pegasi/unicorns. These didn't existed in previous generations, or served the role zebras and griffons fill now, exotic, but non-pony creatures. Only late in the series progress pegasi/unicorns started to appear commonly and live with 'real' ponies...

You can even say 'My Little Pony' is Artifact Title (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtifactTitle), it's FiM that is outlier in the whole series.

But yes, earth ponies are shafted compared to others, though not as shafted as they used to be in older series where pegasi could not only fly but grant wishes with their magic as well... Remember Rarity's butterfly wings? It's shout-out to an animated special about earth pony who begged pegasi for being able to see and touch the clouds, done in quite similar manner.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 10:31 AM
But the joke here is (indicated by silhouettes above skeletons and proportions) that the diagram shows MLP evolution (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen with last branch pointing to Gen 3.5 and FiM) so it cannot show pegasi/unicorns. These didn't existed in previous generations, or served the role zebras and griffons fill now, exotic, but non-pony creatures. Only late in the series progress pegasi/unicorns started to appear commonly and live with 'real' ponies...

You can even say 'My Little Pony' is Artifact Title (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtifactTitle), it's FiM that is outlier in the whole series.

But yes, earth ponies are shafted compared to others, though not as shafted as they used to be in older series where pegasi could not only fly but grant wishes with their magic as well... Remember Rarity's butterfly wings? It's shout-out to an animated special about earth pony who begged pegasi for being able to see and touch the clouds, done in quite similar manner.

Oh all fair enough from a meta-perspective, but its made pretty clear that for FiM at least in intent even if not always visible they are three equal but different pony types. So I can't eliminate my annoyance

(Though seemingly growing all the food counts for quite a bit. And everyone seems to agree Earth ponies are all generally stronger and more athletic.)

Sean Mirrsen
2012-06-20, 10:39 AM
Happy birthday...?If I managed to confuse the Lich himself as to my own identity and existence, then everything is as it should be. :smallbiggrin:

But for most practical purposes within this universe, it is indeed my birthday today.

Grif
2012-06-20, 10:45 AM
Obligatory post by thread.

*lurks*

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-20, 10:49 AM
Well, that's that. Jpg sent to Monsoir Warzeal, to be used or not used. Shaln't be posting it here though, so now there's the awkward wait to see whether and when it's used.

It's a good question to start with, admittedly. Will be interesting to see if and how the rest of you answer. :smallsmile:

Trixie
2012-06-20, 11:13 AM
Oh all fair enough from a meta-perspective, but its made pretty clear that for FiM at least in intent even if not always visible they are three equal but different pony types.

It might have been an intent but the execution, sadly, still looks like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFuMpYTyRjw), IMHO.


(Though seemingly growing all the food counts for quite a bit. And everyone seems to agree Earth ponies are all generally stronger and more athletic.)

Except, it looks like Earth ponies grow food while unicorns laze being nobles/mages/designers, pegasi play second fiddle as soldiers, racers, and weather controllers, and growing food and other physical work is the only job left. And they don't even do that best - Twilight in episode 4 outperforms all other workers on farm by herself, and in Winter Wrap Up is accused of cheating because her spells do more work than whole teams of earth ponies...

Even that strength is debatable, assuming it's not just the function of muscle workout. We see AJ beaten by both RD and Twilight in purely physical competitions, Big Mac not being able to handle loads Mane 6 can, or Pinkie Pie being overpowered by pegasi newborn. Even the fact the army (except for easily beaten mooks) of Equestria for over a millennium was all-pegasi casts doubts on their physical fitness...

darkblade
2012-06-20, 11:30 AM
Happy birthday...?



Unrelated:
Ummm... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWgTHXKvSk&feature=player_embedded)

...

Thank you for that EQD. And Tara. And Tiarawhy. That was an image I totally needed in my head.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I need to go scrub out the inside of my skull with liquid anti-nitrogen.

Ah, I was wondering how long that would take to show up since I first saw that Tara Strong was playing the lead in Lollipop Chainsaw.

Siosilvar
2012-06-20, 11:40 AM
i didn't notice that but just checked the one i bought(hey it was just a buck..don't judge me)

*checks thread*

Um, this is ponythread. Why the hay would we "judge" you for pony stuff?

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-20, 11:43 AM
No, your real self as you know it is already a mask. A more detailed one, built over years of interaction with the world and society. Dig deep enough and you'll see that, and you'll find another mask underneath.

The only point when you're not the mask you wear is the point when you're taking one off. In the change of masks, the moment of transition, where you decide which mask you're not and about to decide which mask you are...


So it's turtles ponies masks all the way down?


It's masks all the way down.
And they're all true.

Wait, this just hit me. Maybe it's just watching too many 1980s cartoon DVDs lately, but...

If ponythread is all MASKs...

...

Then who's VENOM?

*facepalm*

Can't be me, I'm way too competant.

Says the Lich whose last ponythread revenge scheme was to spend huge amounts of resources threatening a dye a pony green and went on to foil his own plan due to stupidity. Sound pretty Miles Mayhem to me....

I...

...

Well.

Crap.

I hate it when you're right.

...

Wait, that makes you Vanessa Warfield!

*headesk*

...

...

Hang on, then, clearly we have a duty!

A duty?

Yes, our duty as utter bastards!

Hey Thanq, you better tell Mask to watch out! Because somewhere, somehow, we're going to find her nemesis! There's gotta be a pony (or something) Venom out there, right?!

It's a necessity of the Laws of Comedic Parody!

*facepalm*

I mean, dammit, she's not even that far off the right colour scheme of Matt Trakker; grey, blonde with red details!

http://dreamsjoes.com/sitebuilder/images/matt_bio1-343x271.jpg

You're going to somehow use this an excuse to link to the MASK theme song somehow aren't you?

Would I do that? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5C0G9Ol7_Q#t=06s)

Thank Lichemaster he's only got seven episodes of that series left to watch.

Pokonic
2012-06-20, 12:12 PM
Well, everyone, a history lesson.
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/164/a/4/neverending_story_by_tarajenkins-d536ccy.jpg

Kd7sov
2012-06-20, 12:14 PM
But the joke here is (indicated by silhouettes above skeletons and proportions) that the diagram shows MLP evolution (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen with last branch pointing to Gen 3.5 and FiM) so it cannot show pegasi/unicorns. These didn't existed in previous generations, or served the role zebras and griffons fill now, exotic, but non-pony creatures. Only late in the series progress pegasi/unicorns started to appear commonly and live with 'real' ponies...

You can even say 'My Little Pony' is Artifact Title (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtifactTitle), it's FiM that is outlier in the whole series.

But yes, earth ponies are shafted compared to others, though not as shafted as they used to be in older series where pegasi could not only fly but grant wishes with their magic as well... Remember Rarity's butterfly wings? It's shout-out to an animated special about earth pony who begged pegasi for being able to see and touch the clouds, done in quite similar manner.

Wait, what?

I haven't seen any appreciable fraction of G3 or 3.5, but while earth ponies were more common than other types in G1 there was absolutely nothing unusual about pegasi or unicorns. Wind Whistler and Fizzy and North Star and Buttons and so on were just as much ordinary ponies as were, say, Lickety Split and Posey.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-20, 12:24 PM
Wait, what?

I haven't seen any appreciable fraction of G3 or 3.5, but while earth ponies were more common than other types in G1 there was absolutely nothing unusual about pegasi or unicorns. Wind Whistler and Fizzy and North Star and Buttons and so on were just as much ordinary ponies as were, say, Lickety Split and Posey.

Firefly and Twilight (the first) were in the very first episode Escape from Midnight Castle, for that matter...

Hell, the former was one of the first two ponies on screen like period...

(No, my G1 pony-fu is insufficent to tell you who the green pegasus was.)

Kd7sov
2012-06-20, 12:31 PM
(No, my G1 pony-fu is insufficent to tell you who the green pegasus was.)

Medley, I believe.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 12:37 PM
It might have been an intent but the execution, sadly, still looks like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFuMpYTyRjw), IMHO.



Except, it looks like Earth ponies grow food while unicorns laze being nobles/mages/designers, pegasi play second fiddle as soldiers, racers, and weather controllers, and growing food and other physical work is the only job left. And they don't even do that best - Twilight in episode 4 outperforms all other workers on farm by herself, and in Winter Wrap Up is accused of cheating because her spells do more work than whole teams of earth ponies...

Even that strength is debatable, assuming it's not just the function of muscle workout. We see AJ beaten by both RD and Twilight in purely physical competitions, Big Mac not being able to handle loads Mane 6 can, or Pinkie Pie being overpowered by pegasi newborn. Even the fact the army (except for easily beaten mooks) of Equestria for over a millennium was all-pegasi casts doubts on their physical fitness...

Or without being unnecessarily cynical...

Twilight is hardly one a good basis for comparison when she's one of the most outstanding pony magic users ever... and she didn't actually do anything on the farm other then pick apples with TK. And did negative actual labor on clearing the fields in a demonstration of how magic while neato has limits to problem solving. Notably also Twilight HAD to use magic even attempt what every Earth pony present was pulling off.

And Dashie has been matched or exceeded by AJ in more then one category and quite aside from Pinkie's... Pinkie-ness... was chased while in flight by said pony running. Now its not all one way but to make a gaming analogy, if you have a +4 stat and the another has +0 stat and you both roll d20s... you DO still loose contested rolls.

And both Dash and Twilight are considered exceptional for their own talents. Counterpoint to Fluttershy and Scootaloo on the Pegasi end, and how Dash set a bar for Pegasi flight she herself easily exceeded without trying all that hard. And on the unicorn end Rarity and Sweetie Belle, the latter having never even used magic on-screen and the former while obviously having utility is far more BMX Bandit then Angel Summoner.

I've always considered it more then implied (http://comments.deviantart.com/4/1603670/1896283831) that there's not just a division of labor going on... and that unicorns and pegasi essentially can't make things grow on their own with any decent frequency. Observe for example how Flim and Flam didn't actually have any apples of their own and could only build a machine to process them. Even with Fluttershy's special talent for animals (noted as highly rare) I dare say AJ has had less trouble, though a fair bit of that goes into personality.

However I do think the show could be more explicit on these matter. Maybe more directly canonize some things that are evident but not said. And possibly add some things already supportable like Earth Ponies being generally the best cooks. This really just goes along with giving AJ a better shake. Poor poor AJ.

Strife Warzeal
2012-06-20, 12:38 PM
F
About us is probably, quite simply "One long, lonely, ponyless stretch we decide to fill the void waiting for new episodes by harvesting the love from the appendix of a magical unicorn (don't worry, she's okay!), and we haven't been truly out of character since. We have all sorts of ponysane ideas, and not enough towering smoke stacks venting fire to release them.

So we turn to tumblr."

I think this is a good start to the description, and describes us pretty well.

Tiki, I got your response and I like it. Just need to see how other things go before that first post.

Trixie
2012-06-20, 12:39 PM
Wait, what?

I haven't seen any appreciable fraction of G3 or 3.5, but while earth ponies were more common than other types in G1 there was absolutely nothing unusual about pegasi or unicorns. Wind Whistler and Fizzy and North Star and Buttons and so on were just as much ordinary ponies as were, say, Lickety Split and Posey.

It differed from show to show, as you saw additions of princess/sea/royal/pegasi/flutter/whateverponies as toyline needed, but even in G1 you had examples of purely Earth Ponies series. Have one Generation 1 (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales?from=Main.MyLittlePonyTales) Earth Pony only example. Generally speaking, G1 was kitchen sink of about every idea toymakers could conceivably have, and even there all pony kinds never coexisted at the same time.

Speaking of a MLP as a whole, the run had half a dozen animated series, plus about a dozen movies, most with its own continuity, and while pegasi were in about half of these, I'm pretty sure the only constant thing are Earth Ponies. G3 movies even make big deal of discovery and first pony/pegasi attempts at communication and friendship, with neither side trusting the other, in a storyline that was supposed to explain the appearance of new toys (I actually read that tie-in movie book and ads in it borrowing it from local library a while ago after I started watching FiM).

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-20, 12:40 PM
Equal does not have to mean equivalent.

Strife: Cool beans.

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-06-20, 12:41 PM
Oh all fair enough from a meta-perspective, but its made pretty clear that for FiM at least in intent even if not always visible they are three equal but different pony types. So I can't eliminate my annoyance

From a non-meta perspective, Evolution of Pegasuskind and Evolution of Unicornkind can be the next two exhibits. :smallbiggrin:

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 01:28 PM
Equal does not have to mean equivalent.

Indeed.


From a non-meta perspective, Evolution of Pegasuskind and Evolution of Unicornkind can be the next two exhibits. :smallbiggrin:

Oh that possible, but given that they can interbreed it can't be y'know different.

Kd7sov
2012-06-20, 01:30 PM
It differed from show to show, as you saw additions of princess/sea/royal/pegasi/flutter/whateverponies as toyline needed, but even in G1 you had examples of purely Earth Ponies series. Have one Generation 1 (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales?from=Main.MyLittlePonyTales) Earth Pony only example. Generally speaking, G1 was kitchen sink of about every idea toymakers could conceivably have, and even there all pony kinds never coexisted at the same time.

Speaking of a MLP as a whole, the run had half a dozen animated series, plus about a dozen movies, most with its own continuity, and while pegasi were in about half of these, I'm pretty sure the only constant thing are Earth Ponies. G3 movies even make big deal of discovery and first pony/pegasi attempts at communication and friendship, with neither side trusting the other, in a storyline that was supposed to explain the appearance of new toys (I actually read that tie-in movie book and ads in it borrowing it from local library a while ago after I started watching FiM).

As I said, my experience of G3.X is basically nil. But.

Continuity #1: Megan (comprising "Rescue at Midnight Castle", "Escape from Katrina", "My Little Pony: The Movie", and the "My Little Pony and Friends" series)
Began with earth ponies, pegasi, and unicorns living together with no particular strife or confusion (except young earth pony Ember, who wonders whether she'll grow up to be one of the other types). Sea ponies (SHOO BE DOO) are introduced in "Midnight Castle", and can thereafter often be seen around Dream Valley. Flutter ponies are introduced in "The Movie", and thereafter reappear frequently. Princess ponies (four earth ponies, one unicorn, and one pegasus) appear for the episode-set "Quest of the Princess Ponies" and are (if I recall correctly) never mentioned again. Big Brother ponies and a couple of permutations of Baby Ponies show up from time to time.

Continuity #2: Tales did indeed mostly have earth ponies, although there were occasional guest spots by unicorns and pegasi. I haven't watched this in its entirety, so I don't know for certain what kind of reception they received, but I think they were rock stars and such.

I daresay you know more than I about G3.X, but I do note that the intro specifically mentions Sweetie Belle (a unicorn then as now) and Starsong (who has some kind of wings, although the resolution of the videos I've seen is not enough to get a good look at them).

I think, therefore, that your claim - that different types of ponies coexisting well is a late development - is in error.

DigoDragon
2012-06-20, 02:47 PM
However I do think the show could be more explicit on these matter. Maybe more directly canonize some things that are evident but not said.

I'm curious to know if its the Earth ponies that invented the train. Seems the trains are only run by the Earth ponies, which makes me wonder if in general the Earth ponies are more prone to becoming mechanically minded than the other types?
It stands to reason since they work the most with resources in the ground, and because they lack flight and magic I could see a need to use simple machines to improve their ability to get places quickly and work more efficiently.

They all show some ability to build things-- Two unicorns built an apple cider-making machine and pegasi have their own movie reel about making clouds. For Earth ponies we have a flying contraption that runs on physical power, a much simpler milling device for making apple cider, and built a whole town out in rugged country with an apple orchard.

So... maybe?

Pokonic
2012-06-20, 03:48 PM
I'm curious to know if its the Earth ponies that invented the train. Seems the trains are only run by the Earth ponies, which makes me wonder if in general the Earth ponies are more prone to becoming mechanically minded than the other types?
It stands to reason since they work the most with resources in the ground, and because they lack flight and magic I could see a need to use simple machines to improve their ability to get places quickly and work more efficiently.

They all show some ability to build things-- Two unicorns built an apple cider-making machine and pegasi have their own movie reel about making clouds. For Earth ponies we have a flying contraption that runs on physical power, a much simpler milling device for making apple cider, and built a whole town out in rugged country with an apple orchard.

So... maybe?

Well, to put it one way, the SCS 6000 is the most advanced thing we have seen tech-wise, and it was presumably built by two unicorns. Generaly speaking, however, Earth Ponies have a much greater need for technology. Want to fly? Pegusi can do so in a jiffy, and unicorns have at least one spell that can mimic it. Earth Ponies, however, have been seen to have pesudo-helicopters. Unicorns have there magic and pegusi have, well, clouds and water, and earth ponies have nearly everything else. It seems to depend on the situation, but every group cold feasbly solve a probablem with there own stuff. Air pressure-based meathod of crushing fruit into a fine liquid? Feasable by the pegusi, at least.

Diego Havoc
2012-06-20, 05:00 PM
So then. As some people might be aware, today (June 20th), is my current avatar's birthday. And since said avatar has developed some artistic skill, it would be demeaning to ask for a celebratory birthday picture. (not to mention I don't particularly like said celebration) So, me and Southern Sky collaborated in helping him draw one for himself.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/scrap027_f.jpg
Link (1900x1100 img) (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/4152380/scrap027_f.jpg)

Clearly, Sky's cooking skills are far surpassed by her expertise in meteorology. Still, I guess that's not too bad. Happy birthday to him/me! :smallbiggrin:

~HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~

Ponies and cake! Is there any better gift? (Hint: No)
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/media/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSIdNGZkODIyMjQ5NDViNzA0ZjhmMDAwMDAxBj oGRVQ/4506__princess-luna_princess-celestia_celestia_luna_book_cake_artist-steamroller988_cute_laughing.jpg


Unrelated:
Ummm... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWgTHXKvSk&feature=player_embedded)

...

Thank you for that EQD. And Tara. And Tiarawhy. That was an image I totally needed in my head.

Now if you'll all excuse me, I need to go scrub out the inside of my skull with liquid anti-nitrogen.
Ahahahahaha! Tara is best pony.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IkaS9UYcRiA/T-DmRieu38I/AAAAAAAAt0c/7cVBnJqCSj0/s1600/taralicious_by_lysok-d53xkdm.png


Wait, this just hit me. Maybe it's just watching too many 1980s cartoon DVDs lately, but...

If ponythread is all MASKs...

...

Then who's VENOM?
!!!

Someone remembers MASK! Woo!

Brohoo- uh, wait, evil aura thing.

Hi-fiv- wait, no.

Thumbs up?

gooddragon1
2012-06-20, 05:59 PM
i didn't notice that but just checked the one i bought(hey it was just a buck..don't judge me)
and yes Derpy is in the window there



and now to see if we can get the good commodore to repeat the process
...AHEM...

i can just imagine how many people will loop just the first 4 seconds of that..........

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

ahhhhhh, welcome to my bedroom

Actually, it's the first 3 seconds. (http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=QMWgTHXKvSk#/0;3)

Rebelhero
2012-06-20, 06:11 PM
Alright, so i want to jump on the OC info band-wagon! To the Spoiler tag!


Ponyard http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/ponyardbase.png
Ponyard Kipling is a unicorn who was born on the edges of Equestrian territory, The Great Northern Woods. He is an avid explorer and writer, often writing about his adventures and discoveries. When he was young, his town which was established by his parents was attacked by some unknown being. In the chaos Ponyard fled as was lost in the massive forest for several years. It was there he honed his magic and his survival skills. After stumbling upon a temple made by long dead ancient ponies, he discovered 2 "new" forms of magic. Very dangerous and very powerful. Naturally, he devoted himself to finding and obtaining these magics.
Ponyards cutie mark is a Sword crossed with a red quill.
He speaks in Deep Sky Blue And has a love for magic, Airships/starships, and weaponry.

NightScream http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/Nightscream-1.png
Nightscream is a rare breed of pony. A nocturnal Pegasus. The race once served Luna after her transformation into Nightmare Moon. His race poses a unique ability to be very nearly invisible while flying at night. Nightscream is battle hardened often quiet, but fiercely loyal to Ponyard and Company. Nightscream's wings are bladed and he is an expert at close combat and stealth.
His cutie mark is a faint outline of bloodred wings.
He speaks in Bold black

SkyRocket http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/Skyrocketbasecopy.png
A smaller then Average earth pony, Skyrocket is a mechanical genius. She spends nearly all her time building and tinkering. and when she isnt doing that, shes blowing stuff up. She maintains Ponyards magically created Airship, The Manticore's Sting as well as builds weapons and other useful items for ponyard and company. She carries around a massive cannon thats nearly as large as her, but to her weighs nearly nothing. She enjoys teasing Ponyard in front of the newest member, Filly Pierce with innuendos. And hints that she knows things he doesnt want her to know.
Her cutie mark is a highly complex series of Cogs.
She speaks in Plum

Filly Pierce http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/FillyPokey.png
The newest member of Ponyards crew. Filly Pierce is a gender bent clone of Pokey Pierce, Forced into a shipping with ponyard via the goddess Lixie and her highly sought after "Ship Note" and the two have taken to that with gusto. She has had no trouble fitting in with the crew, though she finds them reckless and weird.
He cutie mark is the same as pokey, a safety pin with a heart.
She speaks in Royal Blue
The Crew So far Is only these 4, with the last person on the ship being SuiuS' female OC (whos name escapes me). Despite the massive airship, and each member having large personal quarters, they are rarely in them. After spending a year or two huddled together to survive the crew always sleeps together in ponyard's quarters. All of them are undyingly loyal to Ponyard and will follow him anywhere.

BlasTech
2012-06-20, 06:42 PM
Obligatory post by thread.

*lurks*

*Glomps*

*Lurks*

thubby
2012-06-20, 06:50 PM
Q1) personal computers didn't catch on until the mid 80's to early 90's.

Q2) i made mention of a ponythread tumblr, everyone else ran with the idea. the OCs are for that.

speaking of, any progress being made on that front?

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-20, 06:54 PM
Goddamn my obsessive nature with grammatical errors. I deleted my own post, luckily I write those on notepad...

Repeat:

Hey! I find the IN universe technological discussion really interesting. Please continue.
Question: How can it be explained that they have videogames (seen in Hearts and Hooves) but as far as we have seen they do not have or operate computers?
Given that Twilight is the huge nerd/geek that she is; She would be the first one seen using one.
The only cheesy explanation I have is that the videogames are akin to our very first ones, like Pong, which was the evolution of a modified spectroscopic device if I'm not mistaken (I couldn't find the info in the wiki page).

In another topic: What's with all the good changeling fanfics going around: Visionary (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24343) :smallsmile:

Edit: Question 2. Would you ponies be some kind to explain; Why is everypony detailing their ponysonas and OCs? Is because of some census like thing that's going on?
Given that the Ponytar on the right is basically my ponified self, down to the dual colored mane and beard, sans the fur color, which seemed oddly appropriate; He has no real backstory, specially since his cutie mark would have very little meaning in today's Equestria. Representing his innate talent with all things computery (?), be it programming, troubleshooting, or just making those damn machines do what they are supposed to do.

Edit2: Questions anwered before they were apparently asked, Time wreaking paradoxes ahead, Dr. Whooves will kill me for this... :smallredface::smalleek: (I promise to be more careful from now on):


Q1) personal computers didn't catch on until the mid 80's to early 90's.

Q2) i made mention of a ponythread tumblr, everyone else ran with the idea. the OCs are for that.
speaking of, any progress being made on that front?

I assume the answers are for my now deleted post :smallredface:, sorry.
Q2, Thanks, that clears up quite a bit.
Q1, Uh? I meant in the actual series (G4, MLP:FIM). The in-universe conversation of the reasons for pony technology was very interesting, and the kind of thing I wanted to see in these threads when I joined. So my question was. If the ponies have videogames, why they don't have any kind of computers, no neccesarily PCs, but at least some kind of mainframes.
Oh! I think I understand your answer now: At the beginning videogames were more popular and accesible to the normal pony than any other kind of computer; and given the show's target audience they didn't have any need to show a "scientific lab" were UNIVAC computers are to be expected; In general giving Equestria computer technology akin to our 60's/70's... That works as a headcannon.. Thanks!

Kd7sov
2012-06-20, 07:00 PM
Edit: Question 2. Would you ponies be some kind to explain; Why is everypony detailing their ponysonas and OCs? Is because of some census like thing that's going on?

In theory, to contribute to the cast list for an Ask-Ponythread tumblr thingy. Though as far as I know no descriptions or anything have been ported over there.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-20, 07:21 PM
!!!

Someone remembers MASK! Woo!

Brohoo- uh, wait, evil aura thing.

Hi-fiv- wait, no.

Thumbs up?

Remembers it? I'm seven episodes from having watched the series in it's entirity...

And it's not like, that, once heard, one could ever forget the theme song...



Blah. Had another go at the Jalyrkieon infantry again, because I'm three-quarters planning to have their ground army for the Worlds in October. I needed to cover the leg joints with gubbins, so that it covers the pivot point when I bend 'em. After about twenty minutes of trying to put round bits and pratting about, the clever though occurred to me to y'know, actually look at horse armour, instead of re-inventing the wheel. I thought that might save me loads of time, (since making it big enough it covers the top joints of the legs) but getting something resembling a peytral at the front (which, yes, I had to look up on wiki just to find out the name for) took ages, since it's quite complex shape. It took about knocking on for three hours to get it and get it so that it would assemble. The croupiere (which is the arse-end armour) should be relatively easier now, since I know what I'm doing (sorta). And then I'm gonna have to add something to the ankle joints, though I might be able to get away with a relatively simple circle extrusion on that.

It's coming, slowly. Very slowly.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 07:28 PM
Alright, so i want to jump on the OC info band-wagon! To the Spoiler tag!


Got 'em.


Question: How can it be explained that they have videogames (seen in Hearts and Hooves) but as far as we have seen they do not have or operate computers?

Strictly speaking they have arcade games. First if we must they could be more mechanical like slot, pinball, or pachinko. Two, that might be a small as they can make them at present. Three, they have no Steve Jobs for the inception of a personal computer as a concept. Four ponies have different views on what they want, preferring hoof & mouth penponyship to boring typeface. And with no net that going to be your major app outside of accounting. Five... nonsensical Schizo Tech is not to be questioned.

How do they have DJs with full sound systems but no sign of radio?



Edit: Question 2. Would you ponies be some kind to explain; Why is everypony detailing their ponysonas and OCs? Is because of some census like thing that's going on?

Nope its just out latest little fad. Ponythread has its own memes that travel around it.

Which reminds me I should probably decide what to tell ponythread given that I'm collating them for TSAB archives.



Edit2: Questions anwered before they were apparently asked, Time wreaking paradoxes ahead, Dr. Whooves will kill me for this... :smallredface::smalleek: (I promise to be more careful from now on):

Ahem I will apologize in advance for this but...

...IT IS NOT DR. WHOOVES...

Excuse me, but if you know anything about the Doctor you know it is the Doctor. These things are important to know if you are going to be mucking around in time and relative dimensions in space.

Kairaven
2012-06-20, 07:37 PM
$%&%&!

Mask is the most catchiest, 80's rock theme evar!

and now I will have it stuck in my head for the rest of the night!

"♪♫ Mask crusaders,
Working all the time, fighting crime, fighting crime!"........

$%&* it

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-20, 08:26 PM
And it's not like, that, once heard, one could ever forget the theme song...


I had totally forgotten the theme song.
Until the second I heard the first bars there. Yeah, it's pretty memorable.

Also, yes, the OC Pony list was initially for the Ask the Ponies in the Playground tumblr, but I suspect half the entries are just people sharing their OC's.
Which is good, because there are so many of them and I have trouble keeping track.

Also totally not there as a resource for any art-pony's mad scheme to draw/paint a 50 pony group picture, apparently. I'm pretty sure Sean Mirrsen never implied otherwise, either.


Q2) i made mention of a ponythread tumblr, everyone else ran with the idea. the OCs are for that.

speaking of, any progress being made on that front?

Strife is sorting stuff out afaik, working on a description, there's work on an avatar going on and all manner of other careful planny type nonsense going on.
So naturally I ignored all that and had a go at tumblrbot's question that we'd agreed would be the first question, rather than actually wait for everything else to be in place, and sent the results in to Strife.
And I encourage everyone else to do so, should they find the question interesting.
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-20, 08:28 PM
$%&%&!

Mask is the most catchiest, 80's rock theme evar!

and now I will have it stuck in my head for the rest of the night!

"♪♫ Mask crusaders,
Working all the time, fighting crime, fighting crime!"........

$%&* it

You're welcome!

Have a nice cover while I'm at it... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpPHUxWABl8&feature=related)

(I even found a place that's got some of the background music of variable quality, it's what I was listening to while I was CADing..)

OracleofWuffing
2012-06-20, 08:35 PM
Today was a day for upside-down ponies, apparently. I don't know why.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8228/upsidedownternet.jpg

gooddragon1
2012-06-20, 08:39 PM
Today was a day for upside-down ponies, apparently. I don't know why.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8228/upsidedownternet.jpg

This artwork is better than I could do on the best day of my life.

Though I'm a computer gamer so I focus more on playing for 6 hours+ per day.

maximus25
2012-06-20, 08:39 PM
Yay new thread.

I too would like to lodge a complaint about the numbers though. Seriously, correct Roman numerals or regular old accurate arabic numbering for the next one please.

And picking up from the end of the last thread, I'd like to defend Twilight's ability to teach. I think people picked up on her potential problems, but they're not giving her enough credit in being able to overcome them. First off, I think that if Twilight studied the lessons carefully before-hand (and she would because it's Twilight), she would learn the best ways to teach them and would use proper language in her explanations so as to avoid losing anypony. Second, given the nature of most pony children we've seen, I don't see classroom management as a huge issue. Twilight might get walked on a bit starting out, but I would expect her to develop some techniques or even to gain the sympathy of many of the children (think that episode of Hey Arnold where they go through several new teachers before deciding on one, if you've seen that series).

At this point, I think "Twilight becomes a teacher" would make for a great fanfic that I definitely lack the the time to write, but that somepony else should totally steal and make into a reality.

But the Twilight being a teacher thing was sparked because I asked about Trixie coming back to town and becoming a teacher.

People asked well why not Twilight and then an argument started on why Twilight couldn't do it. I personally don't think she could become a teacher because she's too busy learning about friendship and stuff.

HalfTangible
2012-06-20, 08:39 PM
Found that pic of my OC, Lone Star. I know i put his description up SOMETIME last thread...

http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy293/HalfTangible/myPony-1.png

Thanqol
2012-06-20, 08:45 PM
So ya'll know how I have a Pony DVD boxset, right?

Well, it arrived today! ... again. Now I have two Pony DVD boxsets.

Huh.


If I managed to confuse the Lich himself as to my own identity and existence, then everything is as it should be. :smallbiggrin:

But for most practical purposes within this universe, it is indeed my birthday today.

Happy birthday!


Hey Thanq, you better tell Mask to watch out! Because somewhere, somehow, we're going to find her nemesis! There's gotta be a pony (or something) Venom out there, right?!

It's a necessity of the Laws of Comedic Parody!

Mask: Good. I could do with a new nemesis.


*facepalm*

I mean, dammit, she's not even that far off the right colour scheme of Matt Trakker; grey, blonde with red details!

http://dreamsjoes.com/sitebuilder/images/matt_bio1-343x271.jpg

Mask: The likeness is uncanny.

kpenguin
2012-06-20, 08:46 PM
So, GitP's very own TheLinker, video editor extraordinaire, has a new PMV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm7gMeXlF0) up. It is cool. Watch it and bestow on Linker some meaningless internet points.

Topaz
2012-06-20, 08:55 PM
Topaz' Traditionally Tardy List of Pony tabletop RPGs:

Ponies & Parasprites, Season Two (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3c5FOJEDIrxd1hTRzdMVUFPcFk/edit?pli=1) (Homebrew) (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ponies-Parasprites/210068732375744)
My Little Pony: Roleplaying is Magic, Season Two (http://www.mlprim.com/) (Homebrew)
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, The Roleplaying Game (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2zrjqXYhlMcN2Q0M2VmNmMtY2I4Mi00YjA1LTg3NDctYzQ2Z GZiMDQ3ZGFk/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1) (Homebrew)
Pony Tales the RPG (http://catspaw-dtp-services.deviantart.com/gallery/32801780) (D6)
Friendship is FATE (https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1PX7R81aQyH_HoJ7_tfOMhivgoh5T3tOgzgSXyZMWlQ g) (FATE system)
The Savage World of My Little Pony (http://giftkrieg23.deviantart.com/art/Savage-World-of-MLP-FiM-202882708?) (Savage Worlds)
Puzzles and Ponies (http://puzzlesandponies.deviantart.com/) (Homebrew)
Ponycraft (http://ponycraft.org/rpg/) (3D6 Homebrew)
Friendship is Magic, the Tabletop RPG (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=192468) (Homebrew, these forums)
Sereg's Pony RPG (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KyPWVXT93Zz8LiZawFxl6kUy0OrdlQYcBBXo-Sv6GKw/edit?pli=1) (D10 Homebrew)
Unknown Ponies: Failure is Awesome (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3207923/Unknown%20Ponies%20Failure%20is%20Awesome.pdf) (Unknown Armies)
Don't Rest Your Hooves (http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Don%27t_Rest_Your_Hooves) (Don't Rest Your Head)
Ponies for D&D 4e (http://tradwiki.foxxtrot.net/index.php?title=Pony)
Ponyfinder thread on Paizo forum (http://paizo.com/forums/dmtz52pj?Prisons-and-PoniesPonyfinder-Feedback-needed#41)
Storyteller based Pony RPG tumblr (http://tabletop-friendship.tumblr.com/)
Fallout: Equestria (https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AcokIqzJW7QSZGYzdzdjY2pfMGRubXd6amY4) (Fallout Tabletop d100 project from kattlarv@live.se )

Further contributions and updates welcome!

otakuryoga
2012-06-20, 09:18 PM
guess i will finally get around to this



SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Twilight... get my rope

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Momen
Fluttershy crying under a tree

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Sonic Rainnuke

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Your Princess enjoys this... fun!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
I'LL DESTROY HER!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Luna Arrives

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord
Escaping Rainbow Dash and dragons

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!
Hearts & Hooves
Head bobbing
Day in
The Perfect Stallion
its entirety

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Smile Song

maximus25
2012-06-20, 09:44 PM
351 words down, like 1000 more to go. At least for chapter one.


Only then will I feel comfortable enough to submit it to Fimfiction. Motivation is dropping like it's hot though.

Anarion
2012-06-20, 10:06 PM
First off, my votes for everything.


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Oh Come ON!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!!

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Cadence's reveal

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Twilight... get my rope

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Twilight gives up on her friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
Escape the Hospital

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
I just don't know what went wrong...

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
...but I'll rip you to pieces if you touch one scale on his head!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Smile Song

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Defeating Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy Resists Discord

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
Luna Eclipsed

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Oh, Come on!!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
Smile, Smile, Smile

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored

I'm a little sad that Sweet and Elite, my actual favorite episode, didn't make it on there, but it's okay.


There a few last things that needs to be hammered out before everything can get into swing.

Title, I've had something along the lines of "Ask the Ponies of the Playground" any other suggestions?
The "About Us"/description thing, Something to set up what is going on and maybe how the blog works. I have ideas but would like some input on this too.
The information for the cast page, preferably in the format of "Name, brief description of personality/appearance not exceeding three sentences". We have to remember that people's attention spans aren't the greatest and they may not read the several paragraphs some of you have typed up. You need to cut it down. Maybe at a later time something can be worked out to display more full descriptions but not now.


And the first question is so:
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png

Seems like this is going, so I'm just going to hover around on standby and lend my support to what other ponies have already said. I also add that I think keeping the basic intro stuff short and simple is good.




http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1223/900/2012/06/20/14_56_44_436_11709__

The best thing about that picture is the set of Latin names. G3.5=maximum horrible.


If I managed to confuse the Lich himself as to my own identity and existence, then everything is as it should be. :smallbiggrin:

But for most practical purposes within this universe, it is indeed my birthday today.

Happy birthday!



Would I do that? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5C0G9Ol7_Q#t=06s)


You're despicable. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq8F8PeDBOU)


But the Twilight being a teacher thing was sparked because I asked about Trixie coming back to town and becoming a teacher.

People asked well why not Twilight and then an argument started on why Twilight couldn't do it. I personally don't think she could become a teacher because she's too busy learning about friendship and stuff.

Yeah she's probably too busy to do it. I just think all the people saying that Twilight would make a terrible teacher because she's bad at keeping the kids' attention aren't appreciating how much of the technique of teaching could be learned. Twilight would make a great teacher with the right preparation.


So, GitP's very own TheLinker, video editor extraordinaire, has a new PMV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm7gMeXlF0) up. It is cool. Watch it and bestow on Linker some meaningless internet points.

Cool.

SiuiS
2012-06-20, 10:11 PM
Alright, so i want to jump on the OC info band-wagon! To the Spoiler tag!

[SPOILER]
Ponyard http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/ponyardbase.png
Ponyard Kipling is a unicorn who was born on the edges of Equestrian territory, The Great Northern Woods. He is an avid explorer and writer, often writing about his adventures and discoveries. When he was young, his town which was established by his parents was attacked by some unknown being. In the chaos Ponyard fled as was lost in the massive forest for several years. It was there he honed his magic and his survival skills. After stumbling upon a temple made by long dead ancient ponies, he discovered 2 "new" forms of magic. Very dangerous and very powerful. Naturally, he devoted himself to finding and obtaining these magics.
Ponyards cutie mark is a Sword crossed with a red quill.
He speaks in Deep Sky Blue And has a love for magic, Airships/starships, and weaponry.

NightScream http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/Nightscream-1.png
Nightscream is a rare breed of pony. A nocturnal Pegasus. The race once served Luna after her transformation into Nightmare Moon. His race poses a unique ability to be very nearly invisible while flying at night. Nightscream is battle hardened often quiet, but fiercely loyal to Ponyard and Company. Nightscream's wings are bladed and he is an expert at close combat and stealth.
His cutie mark is a faint outline of bloodred wings.
He speaks in Bold black

SkyRocket http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/Skyrocketbasecopy.png
A smaller then Average earth pony, Skyrocket is a mechanical genius. She spends nearly all her time building and tinkering. and when she isnt doing that, shes blowing stuff up. She maintains Ponyards magically created Airship, The Manticore's Sting as well as builds weapons and other useful items for ponyard and company. She carries around a massive cannon thats nearly as large as her, but to her weighs nearly nothing. She enjoys teasing Ponyard in front of the newest member, Filly Pierce with innuendos. And hints that she knows things he doesnt want her to know.
Her cutie mark is a highly complex series of Cogs.
She speaks in Plum

Filly Pierce http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/FillyPokey.png
The newest member of Ponyards crew. Filly Pierce is a gender bent clone of Pokey Pierce, Forced into a shipping with ponyard via the goddess Lixie and her highly sought after "Ship Note" However, the TYPE of ship was never stated in the ship note, and the powers at be randomly selected, "sex ship" and the two have taken to that with gusto. She has had no trouble fitting in with the crew, though she finds them reckless and weird.
He cutie mark is the same as pokey, a safety pin with a heart.
She speaks in Royal Blue

The Crew So far Is only these 4, with the last person on the ship being SuiuS' female OC (whos name escapes me). Despite the massive airship, and each member having large personal quarters, they are rarely in them. After spending a year or two huddled together to survive the crew always sleeps together in ponyard's quarters. All of them are undyingly loyal to Ponyard and will follow him anywhere.

You, uh, may want to work
On tat spoiler tag there... XD
ALSO, oh look capslock. Also, you don't need to specify. "Sex Ship" is generally what the Internet assumes. Specifying it is kinda weird. We could also trim a lot of information there. We only need a few sentences, not a paragraph.


But the Twilight being a teacher thing was sparked because I asked about Trixie coming back to town and becoming a teacher.

People asked well why not Twilight and then an argument started on why Twilight couldn't do it. I personally don't think she could become a teacher because she's too busy learning about friendship and stuff.

that is probably the best reason for Twilight no teaching ever.

Eakin
2012-06-20, 10:15 PM
Alright, so i want to jump on the OC info band-wagon! To the Spoiler tag!

[SPOILER]
Ponyard http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/ponyardbase.png
Ponyard Kipling is a unicorn who was born on the edges of Equestrian territory, The Great Northern Woods. He is an avid explorer and writer, often writing about his adventures and discoveries. When he was young, his town which was established by his parents was attacked by some unknown being. In the chaos Ponyard fled as was lost in the massive forest for several years. It was there he honed his magic and his survival skills. After stumbling upon a temple made by long dead ancient ponies, he discovered 2 "new" forms of magic. Very dangerous and very powerful. Naturally, he devoted himself to finding and obtaining these magics.
Ponyards cutie mark is a Sword crossed with a red quill.
He speaks in Deep Sky Blue And has a love for magic, Airships/starships, and weaponry.

NightScream http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/Nightscream-1.png
Nightscream is a rare breed of pony. A nocturnal Pegasus. The race once served Luna after her transformation into Nightmare Moon. His race poses a unique ability to be very nearly invisible while flying at night. Nightscream is battle hardened often quiet, but fiercely loyal to Ponyard and Company. Nightscream's wings are bladed and he is an expert at close combat and stealth.
His cutie mark is a faint outline of bloodred wings.
He speaks in Bold black

SkyRocket http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/Skyrocketbasecopy.png
A smaller then Average earth pony, Skyrocket is a mechanical genius. She spends nearly all her time building and tinkering. and when she isnt doing that, shes blowing stuff up. She maintains Ponyards magically created Airship, The Manticore's Sting as well as builds weapons and other useful items for ponyard and company. She carries around a massive cannon thats nearly as large as her, but to her weighs nearly nothing. She enjoys teasing Ponyard in front of the newest member, Filly Pierce with innuendos. And hints that she knows things he doesnt want her to know.
Her cutie mark is a highly complex series of Cogs.
She speaks in Plum

Filly Pierce http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee81/furystriker/FillyPokey.png
The newest member of Ponyards crew. Filly Pierce is a gender bent clone of Pokey Pierce, Forced into a shipping with ponyard via the goddess Lixie and her highly sought after "Ship Note" However, the TYPE of ship was never stated in the ship note, and the powers at be randomly selected, "sex ship" and the two have taken to that with gusto. She has had no trouble fitting in with the crew, though she finds them reckless and weird.
He cutie mark is the same as pokey, a safety pin with a heart.
She speaks in Royal Blue

The Crew So far Is only these 4, with the last person on the ship being SuiuS' female OC (whos name escapes me). Despite the massive airship, and each member having large personal quarters, they are rarely in them. After spending a year or two huddled together to survive the crew always sleeps together in ponyard's quarters. All of them are undyingly loyal to Ponyard and will follow him anywhere.

You know you need to put /SPOILER in square brackets at the end of the tag, too...


351 words down, like 1000 more to go. At least for chapter one.


Only then will I feel comfortable enough to submit it to Fimfiction. Motivation is dropping like it's hot though.

You can do it! Fight through the pain! Eye of the Tiger! Etc etc!

Dexam
2012-06-20, 10:31 PM
Just an FYI for those who care: I'm going to be off-line for about a week. Mrs Dex, Dex Jr, and myself are heading away from it all for a few days to a small town on the south coast of Western Australia, so no internet connection.

I'll have to try and catch up on Ponythread shenanigans when I return.


So ya'll know how I have a Pony DVD boxset, right?

Well, it arrived today! ... again. Now I have two Pony DVD boxsets.

Huh.


Stash them around your house in case of Pony DVD emergency.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 10:34 PM
that is probably the best reason for Twilight no teaching ever.

It seems somepony disagrees (http://www.theiphonemom.com/my-little-pony-twilight-sparkle-teacher-for-a-day), somepony with an apple. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-little-pony-twilight-sparkle/id465213808?mt=8)

Forum Explorer
2012-06-20, 10:40 PM
And the first question is so:
http://i.imgur.com/UaLkC.png

Ponies duh. Failing that a nap. If I'm really upset I rant at the walls for over an hour explaining in detail why I'm upset and why my being upset is perfectly reasonable.



It might have been an intent but the execution, sadly, still looks like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFuMpYTyRjw), IMHO.



Except, it looks like Earth ponies grow food while unicorns laze being nobles/mages/designers, pegasi play second fiddle as soldiers, racers, and weather controllers, and growing food and other physical work is the only job left. And they don't even do that best - Twilight in episode 4 outperforms all other workers on farm by herself, and in Winter Wrap Up is accused of cheating because her spells do more work than whole teams of earth ponies...

Even that strength is debatable, assuming it's not just the function of muscle workout. We see AJ beaten by both RD and Twilight in purely physical competitions, Big Mac not being able to handle loads Mane 6 can, or Pinkie Pie being overpowered by pegasi newborn. Even the fact the army (except for easily beaten mooks) of Equestria for over a millennium was all-pegasi casts doubts on their physical fitness...

We also see Applejack beat Rainbow Dash at strength and Big Mac drag buildings.

Pinkie Pie isn't an Earth Pony at all. She isn't even a pony but an alien powered by rainbows and smiles.




In other news I finished the story Duel Nature. (That last chapter felt like an ending though I could see a possible epilogue.)
I have to say that Luna has my full sympathies in that fight. Also Celestia seems to have missed that Luna is limping and a nasty gash by her eye. Considering that Luna gave Twilight every opportunity to withdraw peacefully and Twilight responded by picking on Luna's emotional insecurities? Yeah I was cheering when Luna started to go all out. I really hope Twilight doesn't get away with that. Also I loved the OotS reference.

otakuryoga
2012-06-20, 10:42 PM
Just an FYI for those who care: I'm going to be off-line for about a week. Mrs Dex, Dex Jr, and myself are heading away from it all for a few days to a small town on the south coast of Western Australia, so no internet connection.

I'll have to try and catch up on Ponythread shenanigans when I return.



Stash them around your house in case of Pony DVD emergency.

and now the whole time you are gone we will be wondering what variety of deadly aussie wildlife ate you...

maximus25
2012-06-20, 10:45 PM
You can do it! Fight through the pain! Eye of the Tiger! Etc etc!

I'll try, but it's weird. I'm only like 3 paragraphs in and now I can't figure out where to go. How do you write yourself into a corner in 3 paragraphs?

Siosilvar
2012-06-20, 10:46 PM
Stash them around your house in case of Pony DVD emergency.

Alternately, send them to another random ponythreader!

...I have no idea how much shipping costs from Australia to the Americas or Europe costs.

Forum Explorer
2012-06-20, 10:50 PM
It seems somepony disagrees (http://www.theiphonemom.com/my-little-pony-twilight-sparkle-teacher-for-a-day), somepony with an apple. (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-little-pony-twilight-sparkle/id465213808?mt=8)

I fail to see how this is proof that Twilight is a good teacher.

PhantomFox
2012-06-20, 11:01 PM
Alternately, send them to another random ponythreader!

...I have no idea how much shipping costs from Australia to the Americas or Europe costs.

... do I need to say it, or should I let someone else take a swing at that pitch?

Siosilvar
2012-06-20, 11:15 PM
... do I need to say it, or should I let someone else take a swing at that pitch?

I'm trying to decide how best to... wait a minute, that post looks familiar...

...nah, moment's gone now.

Eakin
2012-06-20, 11:29 PM
In other news I finished the story Duel Nature. (That last chapter felt like an ending though I could see a possible epilogue.)
I have to say that Luna has my full sympathies in that fight. Also Celestia seems to have missed that Luna is limping and a nasty gash by her eye. Considering that Luna gave Twilight every opportunity to withdraw peacefully and Twilight responded by picking on Luna's emotional insecurities? Yeah I was cheering when Luna started to go all out. I really hope Twilight doesn't get away with that. Also I loved the OotS reference.

It says something disturbing about this fandom that 90% of the feedback I've gotten from this story boils down to "Luna's attempt to murder Twilight is totally justified, because Twilight was REALLY mean to her!" But I am glad that you spotted the OotS reference for what it was. Luna is best Dragon.

The rest of the feedback I've gotten is that Twi's psychological dismemberment of Luna was way meaner than anything she ever showed herself to be capable in show, and I partially agree. She'll be paying for that in the next chapter.

Thanks for looking at it. Last chapter should be up by Sunday.


I'll try, but it's weird. I'm only like 3 paragraphs in and now I can't figure out where to go. How do you write yourself into a corner in 3 paragraphs?

I... cannot envision three paragraphs that write the author entirely into a corner. I can barely fit two major plot points into three paragraphs. If this is in a google doc or some other internet-friendly format send it to me and I'll make any suggestions that I can.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-20, 11:30 PM
I fail to see how this is proof that Twilight is a good teacher.

Which is a separate issue from whether or not it happens though. As somepony evidently decided that it does happen so I brought it up.

Personally I think Twilight would make a fine teacher. Her biggest potential flaw is getting too... advanced... for her students, but frankly we could do with more teachers with that particular pitfall then the opposite.

Certainly of canon ponies I'd say she'd be the logical choice if Cheerilee needed some leave of absence.

Tvtyrant
2012-06-20, 11:37 PM
Rainbow dash would be the best teacher. Look at how patient she was teaching Apple Bloom karate!

maximus25
2012-06-20, 11:40 PM
I... cannot envision three paragraphs that write the author entirely into a corner. I can barely fit two major plot points into three paragraphs. If this is in a google doc or some other internet-friendly format send it to me and I'll make any suggestions that I can.
Fanfic (http://www.fimfiction.net/chapter/104152)
I didn't really write myself into a corner where I can't go anywhere. It's possible for me to go somewhere probably, just I can't think of somewhere to go with it. I also feel like I'm over explaining things, if that makes sense.

Eakin
2012-06-20, 11:41 PM
Which is a separate issue from whether or not it happens though. As somepony evidently decided that it does happen so I brought it up.

Personally I think Twilight would make a fine teacher. Her biggest potential flaw is getting too... advanced... for her students, but frankly we could do with more teachers with that particular pitfall then the opposite.

Certainly of canon ponies I'd say she'd be the logical choice if Cheerilee needed some leave of absence.

I'm forced to agree with my evil twin. Heck, Twilight seems almost EAGER to become a teacher. "Oh the three of you want information on a love potion? I can recommend the perfect book for that!"

I don't think she'd do a better job that Cheerilee does. But if it came down to to hiring Trixie or Twilight for a teaching job, I'd take Twi in a heartbeat. Trixie will keep the kids entertained, sure, but Twilight will ensure they actually learn something beyond "How Awesome Trixie Is 101"


Fanfic (http://www.fimfiction.net/chapter/104152)
I didn't really write myself into a corner where I can't go anywhere. It's possible for me to go somewhere probably, just I can't think of somewhere to go with it. I also feel like I'm over explaining things, if that makes sense.

Password protected

Siosilvar
2012-06-20, 11:42 PM
Completely irrelevant: So I was reading Background Pony (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19198/2) and I got to a part where, well...


It was the eve of the Summer Sun Celebration. All across Ponyville, ponies gathered in happy little clusters, forming circles around brilliant bonfires that shone like amber plumes under the crimson kiss of a waning sunrise. The air was filled with laughter, murmur, and music as the villagers prepared for the annual tradition of an entire night spent awake in the joyful sway of camaraderie.

Would someone with a fimfiction account alert the author to this? Normally sunrises don't wane and don't prelude a night. The rest so far is great, but that... I don't know, broke immersion. Jolted me out of the story. And not in a "oh Pinkie, breaking the fourth wall again are we?" way, a double-take "what did I just read" way.

Eakin
2012-06-20, 11:48 PM
Completely irrelevant: So I was reading Background Pony (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19198/2) and I got to a part where, well...



Would someone with a fimfiction account alert the author to this? Normally sunrises don't wane and don't prelude a night. The rest so far is great, but that... I don't know, broke immersion. Jolted me out of the story. And not in a "oh Pinkie, breaking the fourth wall again are we?" way, a double-take "what did I just read" way.

...and done. Good catch. Posted it in the chapter comments, hopefully the author sees it

Forum Explorer
2012-06-21, 12:48 AM
It says something disturbing about this fandom that 90% of the feedback I've gotten from this story boils down to "Luna's attempt to murder Twilight is totally justified, because Twilight was REALLY mean to her!" But I am glad that you spotted the OotS reference for what it was. Luna is best Dragon.

The rest of the feedback I've gotten is that Twi's psychological dismemberment of Luna was way meaner than anything she ever showed herself to be capable in show, and I partially agree. She'll be paying for that in the next chapter.

Thanks for looking at it. Last chapter should be up by Sunday.



Ugh had a nice long reply to this then lost it.

Basically Luna was playing fair and Twilight was playing dirty. Eventually since Twilight absolutely refused to surrender Luna lost her temper and stopped holding back which nearly killed Twilight despite the safeguards in place. Twilight should have known better considering what she knew but let her pride nearly kill her. Twilight was also being as lethal as she could and didn't even try to surrender when things were getting out of hoof.

To put it into human terms lets say a famous boxer challenged anyone to a fight and I accepted. He goes easy on me initially and offers to let me give up. I refuse and he starts trying harder. He gives me another chance to give up gracefully. I respond by sucker punching him. Then I start taunting him and using other dirty tricks. Eventually I even smack him with a beer bottle. He loses it and pummels me into the dirt and needs to be pulled off me. I don't think anyone would have any sympathy for me in that situation.


Which is a separate issue from whether or not it happens though. As somepony evidently decided that it does happen so I brought it up.

Personally I think Twilight would make a fine teacher. Her biggest potential flaw is getting too... advanced... for her students, but frankly we could do with more teachers with that particular pitfall then the opposite.

Certainly of canon ponies I'd say she'd be the logical choice if Cheerilee needed some leave of absence.

Being too advanced for a class can be really bad for students. Not understanding anything will frustrate them and may cause them to give up which you never want to do.

On that note I think Spike would be the best teacher.

maximus25
2012-06-21, 12:58 AM
To clarify, it wouldn't be like a teacher to replace Cheerilee or something. They are just needing a unicorn to teach the kids basic magic control and stuff.

I think Trixie could do that. Not like teaching them everything you normally learn in school, but magic.

Balmas
2012-06-21, 01:05 AM
*lurk*

*awesome video* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CahM29t9mtc)

*/lurk*

Eakin
2012-06-21, 01:11 AM
Ugh had a nice long reply to this then lost it.

Basically Luna was playing fair and Twilight was playing dirty. Eventually since Twilight absolutely refused to surrender Luna lost her temper and stopped holding back which nearly killed Twilight despite the safeguards in place. Twilight should have known better considering what she knew but let her pride nearly kill her. Twilight was also being as lethal as she could and didn't even try to surrender when things were getting out of hoof.

To put it into human terms lets say a famous boxer challenged anyone to a fight and I accepted. He goes easy on me initially and offers to let me give up. I refuse and he starts trying harder. He gives me another chance to give up gracefully. I respond by sucker punching him. Then I start taunting him and using other dirty tricks. Eventually I even smack him with a beer bottle. He loses it and pummels me into the dirt and needs to be pulled off me. I don't think anyone would have any sympathy for me in that situation.


Ultimately none of the this blame game stuff is important, what I really want to know is whether or not you enjoyed reading through the fight. If not, what broke your suspension of disbelief?

As to the fairness of the fight, I'm with you up to the sucker punch, but I still think everything having to do with the shadow was the real turning point. You taunt the other boxer and score a sucker punch, and in response he tears off the gloves and wraps his hands around your throat and starts strangling you? While your actions were underhanded, that still feels extreme. Beyond that point why should Twilight surrender? You've done your best to enrage her and she's just tried to kill you.

Plus, I can't think of an instance where Twilight has backed down from a fight. She's taken on Discord and NMM and won, and now she has has a year's worth of combat practice.

EDIT: Boast Busters doesn't count. She knew she'd win but was afraid of what her friends would think of her once she did.


*lurk*

*awesome video* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CahM29t9mtc)

*/lurk*

Not gonna lie, pony sized heads on realistically proportioned human bodies are more than a little creepy

Tvtyrant
2012-06-21, 01:26 AM
She never actually attacked any of them either. She used the elements. Twilight was on the point of giving up when NMM broke the elements, and did give up when Discord survived the first attempt to use them.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-21, 01:32 AM
Being too advanced for a class can be really bad for students. Not understanding anything will frustrate them and may cause them to give up which you never want to do.

On that note I think Spike would be the best teacher.

And I would still vastly prefer that as the potential flaw to just about any other flaw in a teacher. Because frankly if we accept that there will not be the proverbial "perfect teacher" then I would much rather have them being too eager to put out too much. Shoot for the moon and all that.

Not that I think for a moment Twilight's will actually display this for more then isolated spurts or the occasional babbling. She for fairly limited interaction has put out most good sense to the CMCs, and I feel she does know how to talk to kids. Twilight may be a little dense but she's not walking to class and start by putting derviative equations on the board at a primary school dense.

TheAmishPirate
2012-06-21, 02:20 AM
Ultimately none of the this blame game stuff is important, what I really want to know is whether or not you enjoyed reading through the fight. If not, what broke your suspension of disbelief?

These two points:


“Oh, they were very helpful” said Twilight “but as I recall, my friends and I evaded every one of your little tricks and illusions before we even found them. When you get right down to it, isn’t that a little sad? Six ponies with no special equipment or training against a self-proclaimed goddess riding high after her big return to Equestria. You really thought you were going to conquer the world? For all your supposed power, you went down awfully easily” continued Twilight. “It might be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.”

1) I have never seen Twilight be this cruel, and I have a very hard time picturing it. I understand her motive, to throw off Luna's concentration, but I think she would've gone for irritating or annoying, instead of this.


“We will admit that we forgot you could do that” said Luna, a bit shakily “Nonetheless, though your trick was clever, we believe that this match is over. You will forfeit now, or we will be forced to make an example of you.”

2) Really? She gets in a solid hit, and her response is "Admit I'm better, or I'll have to beat you into the ground to teach you and everypony a lesson?" Luna tend to overreact, yes, but this was just nuts, especially considering their relationship in Luna Eclipsed. It gets worse when she's basically going to kill the Captain if he doesn't let her kill Twilight. I know you're going for a darker tone, but I'm not sure the threat of death was a good choice.

That's another thing, it seems like all the progress made in Luna Eclipsed has been erased entirely. Luna already knows not to use the voice, why does she think ponies have no problem with it? Twilight and her were on pretty good terms, why is she trying to murder her now?

Blame game aside, I just have a lot of trouble seeing either of these two act this way. I've read your comments, I realize the point you're trying to make (in that fighting is generally a thing in which nobody wins), but I can't help but think there were better options than Luna trying to kill Twilight.


EDIT: And I think I just thought of my big problem with this; the escalation isn't well defined. You do a good job of showing us why Twilight doesn't quit, and why she continues to take the fight more seriously. The rest of the parts, not so much. I see Twilight coming up with the strategy, "maybe if I can taunt her, she'll lose focus on those wards." I can't see her deciding that verbal abuse is the way to go. On Luna's side, I can see how she'd get frustrated that this pony who so far beneath her continues to fight. What I don't see is where she decides that killing said pony is a good plan. Especially when the Captain gets in her way, and she gives him threats worse than death if he doesn't step aside.

In something like this, I feel that the escalation needs to be a bit slower at the start, then allowed to take its natural course. Maybe Twilight starts being annoying, taunting her lack of aim or slow turning or what have you. Then she accidentally steps too far, which enrages Luna. Then you have a fight where neither pony is willing to back down, and that is the sort of fight which can naturally escalate without either pony saying another word.

Anarion
2012-06-21, 02:42 AM
To clarify, it wouldn't be like a teacher to replace Cheerilee or something. They are just needing a unicorn to teach the kids basic magic control and stuff.

I think Trixie could do that. Not like teaching them everything you normally learn in school, but magic.

I think Trixie would be fine for how you want to use her. It's just that the issue of "why not have Twilight do it?" is still a valid objection. If you just want to make the story flow smoothly, simply have Twilight out of town in Canterlot or involved in a very busy project that would prevent her from taking the time to teach a class.


And I would still vastly prefer that as the potential flaw to just about any other flaw in a teacher. Because frankly if we accept that there will not be the proverbial "perfect teacher" then I would much rather have them being too eager to put out too much. Shoot for the moon and all that.

Not that I think for a moment Twilight's will actually display this for more then isolated spurts or the occasional babbling. She for fairly limited interaction has put out most good sense to the CMCs, and I feel she does know how to talk to kids. Twilight may be a little dense but she's not walking to class and start by putting derviative equations on the board at a primary school dense.

That last bit kind of made me think of Twilight as John Nash because of that part in "A Beautiful Mind" where he puts the absurdly hard math problem on the board and tells everyone to throw their books away. *ahem* Anyway, I agree with you that Twilight would not do that. She only tends to get carried away like that when someone seems really excited, and if she's in the a position where some of the students in a class are really excited to hear what she's saying, I don't think her getting carried away is a bad thing.

Grif
2012-06-21, 02:55 AM
I'll try, but it's weird. I'm only like 3 paragraphs in and now I can't figure out where to go. How do you write yourself into a corner in 3 paragraphs?

Be sure to link it here. I may not be around much, but I'll gladly offer my eye for anyone who wants a second opinion.

Tvtyrant
2012-06-21, 03:16 AM
Fanfic (http://www.fimfiction.net/chapter/104152)
I didn't really write myself into a corner where I can't go anywhere. It's possible for me to go somewhere probably, just I can't think of somewhere to go with it. I also feel like I'm over explaining things, if that makes sense.

We need a password for this link mate.

Grif
2012-06-21, 03:59 AM
We need a password for this link mate.

Password aside, might I recommend using GDocs instead? It's far superior for writing and commenting.

Tvtyrant
2012-06-21, 04:16 AM
Password aside, might I recommend using GDocs instead? It's far superior for writing and commenting.

I agree.

It's particularly nice if you can convince someone to edit for you, because then you don't need to email it back and forth.

maximus25
2012-06-21, 04:20 AM
I didn't even set a password.


Whatever, I'll just migrate it to Google Docs.

Linked. Hopefully this works. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kLJJurBvTwNsbhuxX2UTkUWTY7MM37-dvGQuqnSrVh0/edit)

Grif
2012-06-21, 04:58 AM
I didn't even set a password.


Whatever, I'll just migrate it to Google Docs.

Linked. Hopefully this works. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kLJJurBvTwNsbhuxX2UTkUWTY7MM37-dvGQuqnSrVh0/edit)

That works, though you could set it to let us comment in the Share button. Then we can get into it. :smalltongue: As it is, here's some comments.

Comments:
Paragraphing and spacing. Dear lord, you will need this. As it is, it is a veritable wall of text and painful on the eyes. Example:


"Maybe if Trixie just lies down for a minute, she'll feel less tired."

This sounded smart, so she plopped down right there on the dirt road. She had been travelling for a solid 20 minutes, so a rest was needed. The tip of her hair tickled her nose slightly, but she didn't feel like moving it.

"Feels nice..." she mumbled to herself, content.

She tried to recall the last time she had eaten a decent meal, and came up blank. Oh sure, she had eaten food, just not a meal. A true meal, sitting at a table with large portions, instead of foraging for berries and nuts in the wild.

I think you might also need to control your narrator's voice a little. You are unnecessarily wordy at times. Go for concise sentences where possible. You don't need three sentences to explain something as mundane as Trixie feeling hungry, though this is just a general rule. If you want to emphasise her hunger, then you can devote more words to it. Example:

She tried to recall the last time she had eaten a decent meal, and came up blank. Oh sure, she had eaten food, just not a meal. A true meal, sitting at a table with large portions, instead of foraging for berries and nuts in the wild. These thoughts of food inevitably caused some rumblings in her belly, and she groaned.

Could be rewritten as:

She tried to recall the last she had a decent meal, but her mind came up blank. Her belly rumbled hungrily in response, making her groan.

Now the real question is, do you have a rough end point for this fic? As I see it, there are many ways you can take it.

maximus25
2012-06-21, 05:07 AM
That works, though you could set it to let us comment in the Share button. Then we can get into it. :smalltongue: As it is, here's some comments.

Comments:
Paragraphing and spacing. Dear lord, you will need this. As it is, it is a veritable wall of text and painful on the eyes.

I think you might also need to control your narrator's voice a little. You are unnecessarily wordy at times. Go for concise sentences where possible. You don't need three sentences to explain something as mundane as Trixie feeling hungry, though this is just a general rule. If you want to emphasise her hunger, then you can devote more words to it.

Now the real question is, do you have a rough end point for this fic? As I see it, there are many ways you can take it.


Set it to allow comments. Never really used google docs before.

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Yeah, on Fimfiction it looks better, but when I changed it over it all went together as one thing. I'll fix that.

I guess that's just how I type, and it doesn't translate to actual stories at all. I'll try to reign in on the wordiness of my sentences though.

I don't think I have a real rough end point. Haven't really thought that far ahead. I was just gonna do it chapter by chapter and end it eventually. Probably not the best way to write it though.

DigoDragon
2012-06-21, 06:04 AM
Air pressure-based method of crushing fruit into a fine liquid? Feasable by the pegusi, at least.

I'm suddenly picturing Benjamin Franklin as a pegasus, jumping on a cloud to get a lightning bolt to hit his kite with the key attached to it...
Maybe even harness lightning as a new power source.

But a glass of air-squeezed mango juice sounds pretty good about now.



Found that pic of my OC, Lone Star. I know i put his description up SOMETIME last thread...

There's only one pony who dares to put up their description before finding their OC image... LONESTAR...
**Camera hits Digo in the head**

Grif
2012-06-21, 06:53 AM
Set it to allow comments. Never really used google docs before.

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Yeah, on Fimfiction it looks better, but when I changed it over it all went together as one thing. I'll fix that.

I guess that's just how I type, and it doesn't translate to actual stories at all. I'll try to reign in on the wordiness of my sentences though.

I don't think I have a real rough end point. Haven't really thought that far ahead. I was just gonna do it chapter by chapter and end it eventually. Probably not the best way to write it though.

I'll just paraphrase someone who is far wiser than me in these matters.
There're three ways of writing:
a) Plan nothing and write as you go along
b) Plan everything and then only write
c) Do a bit of both

There are nothing wrong with any of the three methods; each has their own advantages and disadvantages. (a) obviously allows a lot of freedom on how you write, at the cost of plot coherency. (b) can be slow to start, but allows you to be methodical and avoid plotholes.

Pick one that would suit your style. I personally do (c). I start with a vague skeleton of a story in mind, but I do not commit to exact details. For example, in my own Trixie fic, I started with the endgoal that she would be some sort of bumbling hero. However, as to how she got there, I made up along the way.

That said, all these means nothing if you don't commit words to paper. Don't be afraid to write a messy draft and edit mercilessly later. What's important is that you write first.

EDIT: Oh, and you might find this useful. I certainly do.
Ezn's Guide to Writing Fanfiction (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xemG7BLk2rvAmQCREIaj5wX2ubvmVt7WziEvh7xXV9g/edit)

Draconi Redfir
2012-06-21, 09:01 AM
So are This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cI4aAAdEV0&feature=g-vrec) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid=M_eiSceUAz0&annotation_id=annotation_52100&v=s6svkhGxi6U&feature=iv) a new thing to anybody? or am i late to the party?:smalltongue:

Edit: And gaddangit all these videos are connected to one annother (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMrq4bzYfjA)

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-21, 09:53 AM
So ponythread.

If I may, your thoughts on the following:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/jalinf1.png


As usual, this is 144th scale, so the model is itself about 12mm tall (which means I can get away with murder with some of the crudity, and why you can't put two much detail in, especially given the 1mm wall thickness minimum!)

I think the pose is about good enough for a slow walk (I did use a reference picture!) Having tried, and seen other horse models do it and how fragile they are, I think a galloping pose is a) structurally weak, b) hard to set up to balance and c) most of the time, the Jalyrkions aren't gonna be galloping across a battlefield, since that tends to be a good way to die horribly.

But I'll welcome any comments or suggestions.

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-21, 10:05 AM
Seems a tiny bit long in the body, perhaps? In comparison to leg length, head size etc. Might just be me, though.
The walking pose itself seems fine, certainly can't comment on structural stability. I didn't think that such miniatures usually even used a walking pose, for the most part, so I'd say walking is more than dynamic enough. :smallsmile:

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-21, 10:29 AM
Not gonna lie, pony sized heads on realistically proportioned human bodies are more than a little creepy

I was going to comment that you must not watch enough anime good twin, but then I saw what you meant.

Something is just.... off... in those proportions. (And their a little too static in body language for me, humans are inflexible action figures)


So ponythread.

If I may, your thoughts on the following:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/jalinf1.png


As usual, this is 144th scale, so the model is itself about 12mm tall (which means I can get away with murder with some of the crudity, and why you can't put two much detail in, especially given the 1mm wall thickness minimum!)

I think the pose is about good enough for a slow walk (I did use a reference picture!) Having tried, and seen other horse models do it and how fragile they are, I think a galloping pose is a) structurally weak, b) hard to set up to balance and c) most of the time, the Jalyrkions aren't gonna be galloping across a battlefield, since that tends to be a good way to die horribly.

But I'll welcome any comments or suggestions.

Hmm well I don't know how much play you have in the modeling but the proportions aren't quite there. Comparing to my favorite mecha equine:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100617015748/gundam/images/f/f4/Fuunsaiki.jpg

Oh Fuunsaiki you so totally are in Dash's pedigree.

Most of the height is really in the legs maybe around 1/4 in torso between legs and head. Yours is closer to 1/3 and it really makes a difference with the thick build ontop of it. Something not helped by the gun emplacements.

Now you could alternately go for a short and stocky look but then the legs are to spindly and need a greater diameter. Actually that's probably true in either case, just without being taller they'll need it even more.

Posing is fine you've just got a very fat horse with tiny feet. (And a small head)

erikun
2012-06-21, 10:59 AM
In another topic: What's with all the good changeling fanfics going around: Visionary (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/24343) :smallsmile:
I've been reading Mendacity (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/story-mendacity.html) and Smoke and Mirrors (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/23224/Smoke-and-Mirrors).


Q2) i made mention of a ponythread tumblr, everyone else ran with the idea. the OCs are for that.

speaking of, any progress being made on that front?
I think I have a too ill-defined 'character' to really participate - to say nothing about not being here frequently enough.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-21, 11:07 AM
...

I always seem to pick a pretty bad viewing angle, which really doesn't help me, does it! It doesn't look nearly so fat from the side! That gun stand is really getting in the way - should have taken the shot from the other side (unfortunately my natural convention tends to that direction.)


Something is just.... off... in those proportions. (And their a little too static in body language for me, humans are inflexible action figures)

The proportions are actually mostly correct, because I designed them right off a picture of a real horse. (See the prior finished thing, before I put the new bits on:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/Jalinf1test.png

And here's an image with the 3D wireframe, showing the image I was working from (a welsh mountain pony, to be exact.)

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/Jalinf1test2.png)

The big blue bits at front and rear are actually supposed to be a peytral and croupiere; a bit oversized, but essentially they are supposed to be something between this and this:
http://kaiban.altervista.org/Immagini/88.jpg
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/horse/images/lg/06bv_war_armor.jpg
(Peytral at the front, croupiere at the rear).


only with a lower fringe. They are as over-exaggerated as most Space Marine-type armours (see: shoulder pads), I'll grant you, partly by design and partly by necessity.

The main reason for them being fairly big is to cover the shoulder and hip joints, because, unlike human limbs which are more discrete from the body, horse legs are extremely difficult to manage to do when modelling by a solid shape you intend to pivot, as I've found.

Think of it like two cylinders put end to end, and pivoting on the middle of the touching surface. When you bend one, one side clips into the other, but the other one leaves a big gap. That's what I'm trying to cover with the peytral, because just using circular pieces like on the lower legs doesn't work on those joints. (That was the first thing I tried!)



The head is different, of course, because it's got more MLP-like proportions that a real horse's long face. For one, there's a bigger forehead for the larger eyes and brain, and the jaw is foreshortened as Jalyrkieons are predators, rather than grazers.


Hmm well I don't know how much play you have in the modeling but the proportions aren't quite there. Comparing to my favorite mecha equine:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100617015748/gundam/images/f/f4/Fuunsaiki.jpg

Oh Fuunsaiki you so totally are in Dash's pedigree.

I was intending to model the legs a bit like that, until I realised that's not what horse legs actually look like (you can see on that how the rear legs are basically on a indented section) - or how real horse armour works, and the Jalyrkieons aren't robot horses, they're ponies-in-powered-armour, necessitating a different approach.

They are also supposed to be a bit chunky, in the same way that Space Marines (et al) and powered armour generally is a bit chunky...

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-21, 01:06 PM
They are also supposed to be a bit chunky, in the same way that Space Marines (et al) and powered armour generally is a bit chunky...

On a humanoid where power armor is chunky is in on the torso and shoulders, This reinforces the heroic build creating a idealized male figure since its not in fact 'chunky' its 'muscular' in effect. And its generally balanced with larger feet at the bottom. Your horses in contrast (while still top heavy) gather weight towards the bottom of the torso making them look fat not heroic. On a humanoid they would look rather like bubbles with arms and legs. For a start I would look at maybe vertically flipping your blue armor parts and working from there if you want that sort of look.

However looking at your underlying model I think a better idea would be to go with a more form fitting approach with minimal armor. Look at say Iron Man or actual exoskeleton concepts (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/US_Army_powered_armor.jpg/380px-US_Army_powered_armor.jpg) and a sleek design makes quite a bit of sense and has plenty of precedent.

And frankly for my bit horse get more mileage out of emphasizing their mobility. Especially if you have ranged weapons on them, I'd be thinking Mongol light cavalry running circles around their enemies not skirted shufflers smashing into one their enemies (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Ottoman_Mamluk_horseman_circa_1550.jpg/450px-Ottoman_Mamluk_horseman_circa_1550.jpg).

Your own armor design isn't really all that heavy as is (in contrast to that pic I just linked) because it doesn't protect the most important parts in covering the legs. While the lighter armor of your own reference pics doesn't sling under the horse in those weird zones that don't conform to the horse's body, its mostly a metal skin for the top of the horse.

In other words form fitting. Ultimately I think you will get more out of a form fitting design that emphasize the natural lines of the model, right now you are outright changing the shape of the horse.

Also on something of a side issue... your guns are mounted oddly. I'd go closer to the body. I don't see how the horse can put any of its weight beneath them, which means they would be an awkward burden.

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-21, 01:31 PM
Also on something of a side issue... your guns are mounted oddly. I'd go closer to the body. I don't see how the horse can put any of its weight beneath them, which means they would be an awkward burden.

Actually, I seem to recall that they used Telekenesis to carry and shoot their guns, so the ones on that model are actually floating.

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-06-21, 01:34 PM
...
They are also supposed to be a bit chunky, in the same way that Space Marines (et al) and powered armour generally is a bit chunky...

I think the equivalent to the Space Marine figure in horse shape is to model the armor off the silhouette of a workhorse like this one:


http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/inavanhateren/inavanhateren1007/inavanhateren100700347/7447968-a-belgium-work-horse.jpg

Those tufts of hair above the hooves in armor form would help a lot it making them look chunkier, just like Space Marine armor has bell pants to balance out the otherwise excessively top-heavy figure.

Lix Lorn
2012-06-21, 02:10 PM
Stash them around your house in case of Pony DVD emergency.
Best answer. xD

(Also, have fun!)

MCerberus
2012-06-21, 02:27 PM
I think the equivalent to the Space Marine figure in horse shape is to model the armor off the silhouette of a workhorse like this one:


http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/inavanhateren/inavanhateren1007/inavanhateren100700347/7447968-a-belgium-work-horse.jpg

Those tufts of hair above the hooves in armor form would help a lot it making them look chunkier, just like Space Marine armor has bell pants to balance out the otherwise excessively top-heavy figure.

Unshorn fetlocks! Scandal!

Sweetie Welf
2012-06-21, 04:34 PM
Mask: Good. I could do with a new nemesis.

May I suggest this (http://www.krazykimchi.com/community/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/wakfunboufbalmaude.jpg) young lady as arch-nemesis?

Maude from Wakfu, the "unmasked masked Boufbowler"; I'll better explain it since the Wakfu fans are less numerous

Anarion
2012-06-21, 04:41 PM
Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png

Maxtronaut
2012-06-21, 05:17 PM
Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png

Wwwwwwwooooooooooooooooo! (http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e06e78f2a72c28678eded61819970355/110036%20-%20animated%20ask%20ask_spike_da_dragon%20computer %20spike%20spinning.gif) :smallbiggrin:

Nice job!

Merellis
2012-06-21, 05:18 PM
Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png
Congratulations on the win!
http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/ArnaudGrayVasquez/Twilight-clap.gif

thubby
2012-06-21, 05:19 PM
Wwwwwwwooooooooooooooooo! (http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e06e78f2a72c28678eded61819970355/110036%20-%20animated%20ask%20ask_spike_da_dragon%20computer %20spike%20spinning.gif) :smallbiggrin:

Nice job!

i second this emotion.

also, back to work you! *cracks whip at maxtronaut*

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-21, 05:34 PM
Also on something of a side issue... your guns are mounted oddly. I'd go closer to the body. I don't see how the horse can put any of its weight beneath them, which means they would be an awkward burden.

It isn't. They aren't mounted (that's a flight stand, not a ground mount.) They're telekinetic, if you may distantly recall - in reality, those guns are floating.

...

Or, what Tiki said...

Teach me to start on my reply before I finish readin' the thread...


And frankly for my bit horse get more mileage out of emphasizing their mobility. Especially if you have ranged weapons on them, I'd be thinking Mongol light cavalry running circles around their enemies not skirted shufflers smashing into one their enemies (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Ottoman_Mamluk_horseman_circa_1550.jpg/450px-Ottoman_Mamluk_horseman_circa_1550.jpg).

Trouble is, on an (ultra) modern battlefield with vehicles, that's not an advantage, really. Anywhere you can get a run going, you're going to be in the open and thus get shot (especially seeing as you already have a higher target profile to start with). (Which is why you don't see horses in modern military.) The Jalyrkeions are already smaller and don't have a rider in their favour and it still isn't enough. (Remember, a bloke in cover only needs about six inches if he's lying down, something that a pony can't do.)

Modern infantry combat is about fighting on difficult terrain (i.e. woods, urban) where you just can't get up to speed to charge. If it's open enough to run, it's open enough for vehicles.

You want heavy armour to counteract that - sure it might slow your movement speed down to the level of the bipeds (whether armoured or not it doesn't make enough of a difference with the abstractions in place), but the speed advantage you have is not enough to make any kind of difference when there are vehicles around, and you can't charge through trees or in buildings. (And, because they are using a horse's running style - albiet with a good bit more stamina - their short-distance acceleration is probably not as good a humanoid anyway; humans can out-run horses over short distances, after all.)

Actual cavalry duties will be left to the APCs and the light vehicles (and maybe VTOLs), like they are in modern day.

The vehicles are going to be fast and light and running around a lot, if that's any consolation...!


[QUOTE=Soras Teva Gee;13434702]On a humanoid where power armor is chunky is in on the torso and shoulders, This reinforces the heroic build creating a idealized male figure since its not in fact 'chunky' its 'muscular' in effect. And its generally balanced with larger feet at the bottom. Your horses in contrast (while still top heavy) gather weight towards the bottom of the torso making them look fat not heroic. On a humanoid they would look rather like bubbles with arms and legs. For a start I would look at maybe vertically flipping your blue armor parts and working from there if you want that sort of look.

However looking at your underlying model I think a better idea would be to go with a more form fitting approach with minimal armor. Look at say Iron Man or actual exoskeleton concepts (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/US_Army_powered_armor.jpg/380px-US_Army_powered_armor.jpg) and a sleek design makes quite a bit of sense and has plenty of precedent.

Your own armor design isn't really all that heavy as is (in contrast to that pic I just linked) because it doesn't protect the most important parts in covering the legs. While the lighter armor of your own reference pics doesn't sling under the horse in those weird zones that don't conform to the horse's body, its mostly a metal skin for the top of the horse.

In other words form fitting. Ultimately I think you will get more out of a form fitting design that emphasize the natural lines of the model, right now you are outright changing the shape of the horse.

Trouble is, I'm not sure that is not beyond my and my package's technical capabilities.

*sigh*

Whelp. Have to scrap that for the moment then, as clearly I'm going to have to go right back to the drawing board, and probably have to redesign the base model a lot as well, let alone the armour.

Gonna go on the back burner for a week or three, I think, while I do some vehicles first and have some thinking time. No instant rush, I've got until early October anyway.




Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png

Congratuations!

Gamerlord
2012-06-21, 05:39 PM
Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png
Congra-

Wwwwwwwooooooooooooooooo! (http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/e06e78f2a72c28678eded61819970355/110036%20-%20animated%20ask%20ask_spike_da_dragon%20computer %20spike%20spinning.gif) :smallbiggrin:

Nice job!
Yeah, pretty much this.

horngeek
2012-06-21, 06:07 PM
May I suggest this (http://www.krazykimchi.com/community/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/wakfunboufbalmaude.jpg) young lady as arch-nemesis?

Maude from Wakfu, the "unmasked masked Boufbowler"; I'll better explain it since the Wakfu fans are less numerous

WHY CAN I NOT FIND ANY WAKFU TRANSLATIONS. http://i.imgur.com/59s2M.png

In other news, good work on the charity, Anarion!

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

Maxtronaut
2012-06-21, 06:20 PM
i second this emotion.

also, back to work you! *cracks whip at maxtronaut*

*lifts up chair as shield.*

EEP! :smalleek:

Wait... how the Tartarus did you get aboard my ship? :smallconfused:

Forum Explorer
2012-06-21, 06:38 PM
Ultimately none of the this blame game stuff is important, what I really want to know is whether or not you enjoyed reading through the fight. If not, what broke your suspension of disbelief?

As to the fairness of the fight, I'm with you up to the sucker punch, but I still think everything having to do with the shadow was the real turning point. You taunt the other boxer and score a sucker punch, and in response he tears off the gloves and wraps his hands around your throat and starts strangling you? While your actions were underhanded, that still feels extreme. Beyond that point why should Twilight surrender? You've done your best to enrage her and she's just tried to kill you.

Plus, I can't think of an instance where Twilight has backed down from a fight. She's taken on Discord and NMM and won, and now she has has a year's worth of combat practice.

EDIT: Boast Busters doesn't count. She knew she'd win but was afraid of what her friends would think of her once she did.



Not gonna lie, pony sized heads on realistically proportioned human bodies are more than a little creepy

Against Nightmare Moon and Discord are both situations where you absolutely have to win. Losing will have tragic results not only for yourself but for the entire world. A spar against a relativly close friend? Taking the fight too far is much worse then just giving up.

Your example doesn't really work because in response Luna used a more powerful spell, but it was still a spell like her other ones. In fact it was likely less dangerous then the fire and lightning. When I read that I didn't think that Luna was trying to kill Twilight but was going to knock her out and force a defeat.

For suspension of disbelief I think Luna's behavior was off. I expected her hurt at Twilight's words not to be so much at the words themselves but the fact that Twilight was saying them. Also Twilight didn't give me the impression that she was making stuff up. It sounded like she meant everything that she said. It didn't jar me too much though so the story is still fine.

What does break my suspension of belief is that your story shows the Royal Guard to actually be competent :smalltongue: :smallwink:Just Kidding


Good work Anarion! Mind telling us what your arguments were?

Jothki
2012-06-21, 06:40 PM
Just how powered is the powered armor? Wear enough of it and you are basically wearing a vehicle, at which point its form stops mattering.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-21, 06:53 PM
Just how powered is the powered armor? Wear enough of it and you are basically wearing a vehicle, at which point its form stops mattering.

It's very nearly at that level, yes. Not quite powerful enough so that each Jalyrkieon could count as one vehicle (they still will have to be in fireteams) - but to do the Stravians, and their powered armour is even better (the Strayvians have shields, for a kick-off - and their guns extremely nasty.)

At any rate, it'd be largely (but not completely) bullet-proof against, say, modern assault rifles; and fairly resistant against it's contemporary equivilent.

The trouble is, if you are big/hard enough with a big enough power signiture to be a vehicle, you are also a target for vehicle weapons . Whose baleful energies are considerably more powerful; especially that most anti-fighter/anti-missile weapons double as anti-infantry, and because star fighters, of course, are damned powerful (usually more so than tanks, truth be known), AA guns tend to be absolutely murderous (like the German 88s were at the time); against which puny powered armour may as well be thin cloth!

BlasTech
2012-06-21, 06:56 PM
Yet another reason why Anarion is best lawyerpony.


What does break my suspension of belief is that your story shows the Royal Guard to actually be competent :smalltongue: :smallwink:Just Kidding



You know, it's going to be the biggest blow to this fandom if the show ever puts out an episode with the royal guard being good for something. Particularly if the lesson is "sometimes you have to let the professionals handle it".

Everyone will just call horseapples on it. :smalltongue:

RdMarquis
2012-06-21, 07:01 PM
Princess Luna, Pokemon Master
http://chzbronies.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony-we-desire-to-catch-em-all.gif

Judging my everypony's expressions (well, maybe just Daisy), that Bulbasaur was probably on a rampage before Luna caught it. Also, nice to see one of the Princesses saving the day for once. :smalltongue:

Nominations

It is now time...


SEASON 2 PONY AWARDS
FINAL BALLOT

Top 3 Nominations for Funnies Moment
Pinkie - Weapon of Mass Annoyance

Top 3 Nominations for Best Twilight Moment
This is MY BOOK! And I'm gonna READ IT!! (Just loved the way she said that line.)

Top 3 Nominations for Most Dramatic Moment
Twilight giving up on her Discorded friends

Top 3 Nominations for Best Applejack Moment
Smart Cookie

Top 3 Nominations for Most Emotional Moment
Fluttershy crying under a tree (I just wanted to give her a hug. :smallfrown: )

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rainbow Dash Moment
If I'm going down, I'm going down flying!

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Minor Character Moment
Daring Do Temple Run

Top 3 Nominations for Best Rarity Moment
I'LL DESTROY HER! (Again, it was the delivery that got me.)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by an Antagonist
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Pinkie Pie Moment
Gatling Gun Twilight

Top 3 Nominations for Most Awesome Moment
Shockwave of LOVE

Top 3 Nominations for Best Fluttershy Moment
Fluttershy's Training Montage (Loved the background music.)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Episode
(Really can't decide, sorry! :smalltongue: )

Top 3 Nominations for Best Moment by a Cutie Mark Crusader
Head bobbing (Can't...stop...watching...)

Top 3 Nominations for Best Song
This Day Aria

Top 3 Nominations for Best Overall Moment
Twilight's faith in friendship restored


Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png

Congrats! :smallbiggrin:

TheAmishPirate
2012-06-21, 07:02 PM
End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png

Congratulations! That's fairly awesome.

thubby
2012-06-21, 07:02 PM
*lifts up chair as shield.*

EEP! :smalleek:

Wait... how the Tartarus did you get aboard my ship? :smallconfused:

I can move through dimensions, wipe out entire planets worth of life forms, and command an army of abominations the likes of which your mind can barely begin to process, and THAT'S you're question?

well, actually, he buzzed me in.
*brohoofs gummy*

Maxtronaut
2012-06-21, 07:11 PM
I can move through dimensions, wipe out entire planets worth of life forms, and command an army of abominations the likes of which your mind can barely begin to process, and THAT'S you're question?

well, actually, he buzzed me in.
*brohoofs gummy*

Well, I won't consider you an enemy as long as you don't try to obliterate my fleet. :smallbiggrin:

Just one question though, when did you become a god? :smallconfused:

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-21, 07:31 PM
He's not a god, just a bit eldritch.
Hell, Thubby didn't even make the Gummies in the first-place. (and technically there's only one of it, it's just in a lot of places and times at once).

Also; Aotrs Commander.

You will likely have no use for this, but I figured I'd have a go.
http://i48.tinypic.com/10cp7xh.jpg
Call it a concept. I'm not sure if it'll even remotely be of help the design process, but there we go.
A five minute big-brush Armoured-Space-Pony concept paint-over.
(Left out anything relating to that thingy on top of their helmets as I haven't the faintest idea what it's for, so if it's important just imagine it on top.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-21, 07:54 PM
Also; Aotrs Commander.

You will likely have no use for this, but I figured I'd have a go.
http://i48.tinypic.com/10cp7xh.jpg
Call it a concept. I'm not sure if it'll even remotely be of help the design process, but there we go.
A five minute big-brush Armoured-Space-Pony concept paint-over.
(Left out anything relating to that thingy on top of their helmets as I haven't the faintest idea what it's for, so if it's important just imagine it on top.

It may or may not be of help, but a fresh set of eyes never hurts. It might give me some ideas on what to try when I come to it again.

The real trouble, though, is not so much envisioning the shape, but creating it in 3D. A 3D shape that curves in more than one direction is nightmarishly difficult (which is why they pay people who do stuff like draw fan blades for aircraft engines shed loads of money...!)

Something, like, say Twilight's tail, which is easy to draw, is very much non-trival when you have to build it in developed 3D shapes, even at my amateur level. Stuff like that collar-like bit you drew there - I'm not even sure how I'd make that shape off the top of my head (indeed, the bit I ended up with started out an being intended to be that sort of shape...!) Ditto for the helmet shape (which is a nice shape, I'll grant you, just not one I'm positive I could make in 3D!)

I'll probably ruminate on it for a bit, but at the end of the day, there's really no substitue for having to just try things.



The head thingy is, of course, where the horns are. It would be more elegant and form-fitting, were it not for the material thickness requirements, in this case, more than design problems. (Mind you, doing horns is not actually that easier, either!) That's as close as I can manage within the material requirements; any thinner (and pointier) and it'd likely not print, unfortunately. (Not sure if it will now, to be honest, but there you go!)

Maxtronaut
2012-06-21, 07:54 PM
I hate to ask this in a place that seems to know it like family, but what's an "Eldritch"? :smallconfused:

Kd7sov
2012-06-21, 07:58 PM
I hate to ask this in a place that seems to know it like family, but what's an "Eldritch"? :smallconfused:

"Eldritch" technically just means weird or eerie. In general internet usage it carries overtones of Things Pony Was Not Meant To Know, and of Things That Would Shred The Mind Of Pony Like Wet Tissue Paper. Or at least of things that don't belong in reality-as-we-know-it.

Tiki Snakes
2012-06-21, 08:03 PM
It may or may not be of help, but a fresh set of eyes never hurts. It might give me some ideas on what to try when I come to it again.

The real trouble, though, is not so much envisioning the shape, but creating it in 3D. A 3D shape that curves in more than one direction is nightmarishly difficult (which is why they pay people who do stuff like draw fan blades for aircraft engines shed loads of money...!)

Something, like, say Twilight's tail, which is easy to draw, is very much non-trival when you have to build it in developed 3D shapes, even at my amateur level. Stuff like that collar-like bit you drew there - I'm not even sure how I'd make that shape off the top of my head (indeed, the bit I ended up with started out an being intended to be that sort of shape...!) Ditto for the helmet shape (which is a nice shape, I'll grant you, just not one I'm positive I could make in 3D!)

I'll probably ruminate on it for a bit, but at the end of the day, there's really no substitue for having to just try things.



The head thingy is, of course, where the horns are. It would be more elegant and form-fitting, were it not for the material thickness requirements, in this case, more than design problems. (Mind you, doing horns is not actually that easier, either!) That's as close as I can manage within the material requirements; any thinner (and pointier) and it'd likely not print, unfortunately. (Not sure if it will now, to be honest, but there you go!)

I've used 3d Modelling programs before, so I understand entirely. Especially working with the kind of polygon count you are using, anything curved is tricky.

But the Horse-Collar bit should be relatively easy. Start with a hollow cylinder, stretch one end down and jobs a good-un. Tweak to look less like a bent cylinder, and you're away. I mean, you could get fancy if you like, but that's all most of the shapes there really are, with the exception of the kind of shoulder/hip pads/sheets.

EDIT: Strife? What's left to get in place for the Tumblr, then?

Eakin
2012-06-21, 08:41 PM
Hello fellow ponythreaders. I just had something really really cool happen, and I want to share it with everyone.

Today, at the law firm where I'm working this summer, they held a 3-hour training on persuasive speaking. As an exercise at the end, they asked us to split into groups of 5 and give a pitch within our group for each of our favorite charities. Each group would then select one person to give a pitch to the whole room, with 8 people speaking total (there were 40 of us in training). I spoke for Child's Play, both in the small and large group, and came in 2nd place overall. They then revealed at the end, that this wasn't just an exercise, they're actually giving a little bit of money to the charities that the top 3 winners spoke on behalf of.

End result, because I spoke well, my law firm is giving $500 to Child's Play! http://i.imgur.com/BgqS5.png

That's really cool, especially since the money goes to a good cause. It's been a great couple weeks to be a brony gamer, actually. Last week we got Tara Strong in Lollipop Chainsaw (I seriously cannot unhear Twilight from the gameplay footage) and today we get Quantum Conundrum with John de Lancie. My hard drive overfloweth! (Well, at least it would be if I were planning to play Lollipop Chainsaw, but it overfloweth in principle)


Against Nightmare Moon and Discord are both situations where you absolutely have to win. Losing will have tragic results not only for yourself but for the entire world. A spar against a relativly close friend? Taking the fight too far is much worse then just giving up.

Your example doesn't really work because in response Luna used a more powerful spell, but it was still a spell like her other ones. In fact it was likely less dangerous then the fire and lightning. When I read that I didn't think that Luna was trying to kill Twilight but was going to knock her out and force a defeat.

For suspension of disbelief I think Luna's behavior was off. I expected her hurt at Twilight's words not to be so much at the words themselves but the fact that Twilight was saying them. Also Twilight didn't give me the impression that she was making stuff up. It sounded like she meant everything that she said. It didn't jar me too much though so the story is still fine.

Thanks for the feedback. That chapter's definitely getting a mixed response. I'm finishing up the story for now and then I'll look back and see if I can take a little of the venom out of some of those barbs


What does break my suspension of belief is that your story shows the Royal Guard to actually be competent :smalltongue: :smallwink:Just Kidding




You know, it's going to be the biggest blow to this fandom if the show ever puts out an episode with the royal guard being good for something. Particularly if the lesson is "sometimes you have to let the professionals handle it".

Everyone will just call horseapples on it. :smalltongue:

Heh, you two might enjoy the little side chapter I was going to dash off to tack onto the end of it.

Pokonic
2012-06-21, 08:53 PM
I can move through dimensions, wipe out entire planets worth of life forms, and command an army of abominations the likes of which your mind can barely begin to process, and THAT'S you're question?

well, actually, he buzzed me in.
*brohoofs gummy*

...... Can I interest you in a job?

D_Lord
2012-06-21, 09:15 PM
I say, he should come work at/with/be/are/exist for me.

How about those ponys?

Jothki
2012-06-21, 09:52 PM
I hate to ask this in a place that seems to know it like family, but what's an "Eldritch"? :smallconfused:

Eldritch Abomination (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination)

TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary)

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-21, 10:33 PM
So are This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cI4aAAdEV0&feature=g-vrec) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid=M_eiSceUAz0&annotation_id=annotation_52100&v=s6svkhGxi6U&feature=iv) a new thing to anybody? or am i late to the party?:smalltongue:

Edit: And gaddangit all these videos are connected to one annother (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMrq4bzYfjA)

The first one... meh, the mismatching lyric killed for me.
The second one, nice, nice, well done. A lot better than some of those electro-techno mashups that those foals are continously listening to </oldmanmode>
The third one... OH. MY. GOD. I would kill for a voice like that, correction I will kill for a voice like that, maybe a couple of inocents for an eldritch abomination's breakfast perhaps? Since I'm too old to have Fairly Godparents... Gosh I hate my singing voice, also check a re-pitched (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToW7nltq7Bk) version
Seriously though, the singer made an excellent job, the video editor a superb one. Very very very good, sent to my youtube "Pony Music" compilation.

Eldritch Abomination (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination)

TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary)

You Johtki, are very very bad pony, Fluttershy is very ashamed of you.
<ROYAL_CANTERLOCK>THOU SHALL NOT LINKETH THA FORBIDDEN SITEH</ROYAL_CANTERLOCK>

Also *yay* to our resident pony lawyer, good job!

thubby
2012-06-21, 10:50 PM
He's not a god, just a bit eldritch.
Hell, Thubby didn't even make the Gummies in the first-place. (and technically there's only one of it, it's just in a lot of places and times at once).
if there's only one, why is that one a girl?
*points to gummy in a dress*
...
*realization dawns*:smalleek:


...... Can I interest you in a job?

perhaps... for the right price.
though i should warn you, my power is somewhat stifled in this reality.

darkblade
2012-06-21, 11:30 PM
Hey, I need some help on a partially pony related I'm writing. I need all the worst pony OC names you can give me particularly for unicorns but Pegasus, Earth Ponies and Alicorn names are welcome too.

Balmas
2012-06-21, 11:44 PM
Eldritch Abomination (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EldritchAbomination)

TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary)

Bad pony. Sit in the corner or risk orbital bombardment.


Good job, Anarion!


Lessee, bad OC names. Starlight Twinkle, Lumox Starshine, Wind Walker... I'm not good with names.

Pokonic
2012-06-21, 11:44 PM
perhaps... for the right price.
though i should warn you, my power is somewhat stifled in this reality.

Oh, I can offer you the general package ( A undead dragon, a spirit of a princess at your beck and call, the ability to create darkness eternal, discounts at specified participating locations, ect), but I realy think you should see the target first. This,
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/161/3/b/oc_pony__by_azurebrony-d531f9b.png
thing excaped out of Tartarus and has been trailing me for days. The shear amount of positive energy she is giving of is frankly annoying, and even when I send her out of reality to.... well, I think her kin live, she comes back in a few days. Honestly, I would think that mearly studing a creature like her could helo you greatly overcome that pesky "weakened form" thing you are hitting.

Eakin
2012-06-21, 11:44 PM
Hey, I need some help on a partially pony related I'm writing. I need all the worst pony OC names you can give me particularly for unicorns but Pegasus, Earth Ponies and Alicorn names are welcome too.

Worst like don't make any sense, like are too close to Earth names like "Steven Hoofbeats" or are painfully inappropriate because of the setting like a dainty pink unicorn named "Demon Hellfire," or names that are just painfully ironic like a Mary Sue pegasus OC named Special Snowflake?

Really, you'd be astounded at all the ways people will find to be terrible. What are you looking to use them for?

Just managed to get an hour into Quantum Conundrum, de Lancie's character really is like a love child between Discord and GLaDOS by way of a mad science lab. It's hard to not think of Portal as you play it, really, and that's an awfully tough act to follow but the game is highly enjoyable so far.

Maxtronaut
2012-06-21, 11:49 PM
Oh, I can offer you the general package ( A undead dragon, a spirit of a princess at your beck and call, the ability to create darkness eternal, discounts at specified participating locations, ect), but I realy think you should see the target first. This,
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/161/3/b/oc_pony__by_azurebrony-d531f9b.png
thing excaped out of Tartarus and has been trailing me for days. The shear amount of positive energy she is giving of is frankly annoying, and even when I send her out of reality to.... well, I think her kin live, she comes back in a few days. Honestly, I would think that mearly studing a creature like her could helo you greatly overcome that pesky "weakened form" thing you are hitting.

*Stares at pic, drools somewhat.*

Who is THAT? :smallredface:

If I find her, can I keep her? :smallbiggrin:

darkblade
2012-06-21, 11:55 PM
Worst like don't make any sense, like are too close to Earth names like "Steven Hoofbeats" or are painfully inappropriate because of the setting like a dainty pink unicorn named "Demon Hellfire," or names that are just painfully ironic like a Mary Sue pegasus OC named Special Snowflake?

Really, you'd be astounded at all the ways people will find to be terrible. What are you looking to use them for?

Mostly overdone Mary Sue and silly unfitting names. They are going to be used as the OCs/Ponysonas of brony analogues in a short story I'm writing.

The basic idea is that a expy of Friendship is Magic, 'Tiny Unicorn Princess' has become massively popular with mortals and resulted in several 'unibros' finding real life unicorns that are the beasts of burden for the various more advanced fae races. The more advanced 'Fae' then put the show runner 'Lorretta Stopholies' on trial for exposing them to unsuspecting mortals.

Grif
2012-06-22, 12:19 AM
Mostly overdone Mary Sue and silly unfitting names. They are going to be used as the OCs/Ponysonas of brony analogues in a short story I'm writing.

The basic idea is that a expy of Friendship is Magic, 'Tiny Unicorn Princess' has become massively popular with mortals and resulted in several 'unibros' finding real life unicorns that are the beasts of burden for the various more advanced fae races. The more advanced 'Fae' then put the show runner 'Lorretta Stopholies' on trial for exposing them to unsuspecting mortals.

I can give you a way to find those.

Go to FimFiction.
Check the Adventure/Dark/Sad tag.
Filter those with more thumbs down than up.

There you have it. :smalltongue:

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-22, 12:26 AM
Hey, I need some help on a partially pony related I'm writing. I need all the worst pony OC names you can give me particularly for unicorns but Pegasus, Earth Ponies and Alicorn names are welcome too.

Ahh.. let's see.

Horny McHorned
Amazing Horn
RainbowFlash Sparkling
Uni Korn (& his brother Uni Kron), yeah, the Uni brothers... :smallsigh:
Perfect Might
Princess Heavenlestia
Princess Eternia
Prince Light
Prince Dark

Do you reaaaaly want us to continue, we can produce an infinite number of bad names, for a given number of infinite.

Also, hoarding real names from fimfiction or any other place is asking for troubles, mate.

Thanqol
2012-06-22, 12:27 AM
So, I've got a submission for the ponythread tumblr.


http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7338/day401c.jpg
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2854/day401a.jpg

Tvtyrant
2012-06-22, 12:39 AM
So, I've got a submission for the ponythread tumblr.


http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7338/day401c.jpg
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2854/day401a.jpg


So this is actually happening? Pretty cool!

RdMarquis
2012-06-22, 12:44 AM
So, I've got a submission for the ponythread tumblr.


http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7338/day401c.jpg
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2854/day401a.jpg


Nice. :smallsmile:


Mostly overdone Mary Sue and silly unfitting names. They are going to be used as the OCs/Ponysonas of brony analogues in a short story I'm writing.

You'd probably be just fine naming these characters as if they were "normal" Mary Sues. As in, without regard to whether they are ponies, are not. Ebony Raven or Gorgeous Jade sound silly no matter how many legs you've got.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CommonMarySueTraits

Thanqol
2012-06-22, 12:46 AM
So this is actually happening? Pretty cool!

Well, not until I get some more questions. I'm all out.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-22, 12:52 AM
This just in: Dr. Slump and Ponies for EqD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYeVqHc8m4I), What it's not to like

Edit: Why does no-one tell me this things?!?! Brony Song Aria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUdiCqDVUxI)
Edit2: And; Why does the first guy looks SO much like me (https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/161761_1566673101_2076443211_n.jpg)?

Pokonic
2012-06-22, 12:56 AM
In that case, ....

1. How do you guys keep the peace around here? Half the guys there could take over the world.

2. Yo dog, so I heard you liked ponies....

3. What's a cuddlepile?

Anarion
2012-06-22, 01:23 AM
Thanks for all the congratulatory wishes everypony, they're much appreciated.




Good work Anarion! Mind telling us what your arguments were?

Sure. I basically played up a few points. First, it's a charity for children's hospitals. In other words, for sick children who are suffering, and particularly for kids that have to do long-term hospital stays. That's pretty much the most deserving population out there. Second, it's got a certain type of cache, particularly for a law firm that's into a lot of technology law like mine. If you look at the donor list, it has Google, Amazon, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo etc. Basically big name tech companies are associated with the charity and that gives it a fair bit of legitimacy. Third, it has a local aspect that lets people give back to their own community. You can select which hospital you want to donate towards and there is a local children's hospital near San Francisco that participates.


It's very nearly at that level, yes. Not quite powerful enough so that each Jalyrkieon could count as one vehicle (they still will have to be in fireteams) - but to do the Stravians, and their powered armour is even better (the Strayvians have shields, for a kick-off - and their guns extremely nasty.)

At any rate, it'd be largely (but not completely) bullet-proof against, say, modern assault rifles; and fairly resistant against it's contemporary equivilent.

The trouble is, if you are big/hard enough with a big enough power signiture to be a vehicle, you are also a target for vehicle weapons . Whose baleful energies are considerably more powerful; especially that most anti-fighter/anti-missile weapons double as anti-infantry, and because star fighters, of course, are damned powerful (usually more so than tanks, truth be known), AA guns tend to be absolutely murderous (like the German 88s were at the time); against which puny powered armour may as well be thin cloth!

Is the issue size of their power armor, or relative speed? If it's a speed problem, it seems like that could be overcome as long as the armor isn't so thick as to limit individual mobility. If it's a size issue, on the other hand, then what they would need is access to denser materials that could absorb the same amount without being as thick.


I hate to ask this in a place that seems to know it like family, but what's an "Eldritch"? :smallconfused:

To summarize the Tvtropes article, Eldritch implies several things. In terms of psychology, it generally refers to the truly alien and horrifying. That usually translates physically to things that are not even close to human-shaped and, because of the association with Lovecraft and a bunch of illustrations since then, it's most often associated with big monsters with tentacles and eye-stocks and that sort of thing. It generally also implies a certain level of power because weak things wouldn't really be that horrifying. In Thubby's case, his ability to slip between dimensions and create scary shadow abomination gummy things (or release them, whatever) both sort of imply inhuman powers that are somewhat high on the scale and that come with a certain level of horror. So people shorthand that to Eldritch.

thubby
2012-06-22, 01:28 AM
Oh, I can offer you the general package ( A undead dragon, a spirit of a princess at your beck and call, the ability to create darkness eternal, discounts at specified participating locations, ect), but I realy think you should see the target first. This,
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/161/3/b/oc_pony__by_azurebrony-d531f9b.png
thing excaped out of Tartarus and has been trailing me for days. The shear amount of positive energy she is giving of is frankly annoying, and even when I send her out of reality to.... well, I think her kin live, she comes back in a few days. Honestly, I would think that mearly studing a creature like her could helo you greatly overcome that pesky "weakened form" thing you are hitting.

terms accepted.
*opens portal to gummies*
*punts filly into it*
now wheres that drag-
*sees her standing next to pokonic*
:smallannoyed:
well then.
she follows you everywhere, right?

Balmas
2012-06-22, 01:42 AM
In that case, ....

1. How do you guys keep the peace around here? Half the guys there could take over the world.

2. Yo dog, so I heard you liked ponies....

3. What's a cuddlepile?


I'll take question number one. Art by Tuesday: Hold me to it!

Draconi Redfir
2012-06-22, 02:36 AM
The first one... meh, the mismatching lyric killed for me.
The second one, nice, nice, well done. A lot better than some of those electro-techno mashups that those foals are continously listening to </oldmanmode>
The third one... OH. MY. GOD. I would kill for a voice like that, correction I will kill for a voice like that, maybe a couple of inocents for an eldritch abomination's breakfast perhaps? Since I'm too old to have Fairly Godparents... Gosh I hate my singing voice, also check a re-pitched (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToW7nltq7Bk) version
Seriously though, the singer made an excellent job, the video editor a superb one. Very very very good, sent to my youtube "Pony Music" compilation.


is it wrong that this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVuxufGc3cs&feature=related) made me ship Queen Chrysalis x King Metamorphosis?

They would probably sing that song even at their own wedding :P

thubby
2012-06-22, 02:39 AM
is it wrong that this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVuxufGc3cs&feature=related) made me ship Queen Chrysalis x King Metamorphosis?

They would probably sing that song even at their own wedding :P

someone should write a story where 2 changelings in disguise try to feed off of/seduce each other.

Balmas
2012-06-22, 02:57 AM
someone should write a story where 2 changelings in disguise try to feed off of/seduce each other.

I've got one in the works already. It's still in outline format right now, but it's in the works. :smallsmile:

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-22, 04:13 AM
I've used 3d Modelling programs before, so I understand entirely. Especially working with the kind of polygon count you are using, anything curved is tricky.

But the Horse-Collar bit should be relatively easy. Start with a hollow cylinder, stretch one end down and jobs a good-un. Tweak to look less like a bent cylinder, and you're away. I mean, you could get fancy if you like, but that's all most of the shapes there really are, with the exception of the kind of shoulder/hip pads/sheets.

There's a slight difference in a 3D modelling package and a CADs package. Something like say, blender, which is the former, is where you can pull vertexes about and stretch things. A CADs package like TurboCAD (at least on a version that's not several hundred quid anyway) doesn't have that option (or not as far as I know). Polygon count is not actually the issue, sorta. None of my models come close to Shapeway's limit, but TCAD occasionally craps out if I put too many curves in, for some ill-defined reason. (Never enough to stop one model, but I have had it stop me putting some vehicles and tanks in groups.) Everything I do comes from 2D shapes that are extruded, rotated, swept or lofted or sliced by workplanes (with the exception of vey simple shapes like cylinders, spheres or boxes, which the program.)

On the upside, though, TCAD is extremely accurate, because you can snap everything to grids and I very rarely have problems now with wall-thickness and hollowing out (usually, if I've bogged, it's because something's not attached to the surface somewhere.) It's also dead easy for positioning stuff and moving/copying and assembling stuff.

Having said all that, I might be able to get something like, now you've said that, by slicing an elliptical extrude, which I'd not thought of.


Is the issue size of their power armor, or relative speed? If it's a speed problem, it seems like that could be overcome as long as the armor isn't so thick as to limit individual mobility. If it's a size issue, on the other hand, then what they would need is access to denser materials that could absorb the same amount without being as thick.

Neither, really. In the specific case of the Jalyrkieons, they're just limited by their physical size and shape (which is very unusual for a sentient creature); there's just not enough open terrain to allow you to run without being exposed. (You can fit powered armour with gravitics - some our our armour does, in fact - but then it's now different in speed to anyone else's, and it's still more vulnerable and slower (with less range) than using an APC.)

And if you have denser materials, then all that means is the vehicles will naturally be heavier (because it'll be used on them too - and if it's rare and expensive, you can bet it'll be used on the MBTs first) and the weapons more powerful to compensate. Whichever way you slice people-sized vehicles will never be as powerful as bigger vehicles. People aren't tank-proof, even at epic levels. (I wouldn't personally want to take a hit from a Cybertank's main partical laser cannon, for example, even fully buffed).

The job of infantry is to capture and hold stuff (buildings and terrain); powered armour is an anti-infantry weapon mostly. You need infantry to take infantry (unless you're the Cybertanks, in which case you have to spend ages demolishing everything because you can't fit inside...!), and you need APCs to transport infantry. Tanks are fundementally there to kill APCs and the other guy's tanks to stop him killing your APCs.

Strife Warzeal
2012-06-22, 04:54 AM
So, I've got a submission for the ponythread tumblr.


http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/7338/day401c.jpg
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/2854/day401a.jpg

Looks good, just waiting to see for any other participating artists for any submissions.

I think I'd like to post these about 12 GMT this Monday. It is a reasonable time, given multiple artists are answering this one. On a normal basis I'd like to give 2-3 days for a question to be answered.

In that case, ....

1. How do you guys keep the peace around here? Half the guys there could take over the world.

2. Yo dog, so I heard you liked ponies....

3. What's a cuddlepile?

For questions, for sake of convenience, ask to the tumblr (http://ask-ponythread.tumblr.com/ask).

Rebelhero
2012-06-22, 05:47 AM
Ok so! i fixed the Spoiler tags. Also removed the awkward bit.
I have to stop posting after not sleeping for several days. I remember how that turned out LAST time....
As for editing and shorting... Im terrible at removing what i have already written. i feel like its all so important...


Jalyrkeion(?) ArmorIt isn't. They aren't mounted (that's a flight stand, not a ground mount.) They're telekinetic, if you may distantly recall - in reality, those guns are floating.

...



Trouble is, on an (ultra) modern battlefield with vehicles, that's not an advantage, really. Anywhere you can get a run going, you're going to be in the open and thus get shot (especially seeing as you already have a higher target profile to start with). (Which is why you don't see horses in modern military.) The Jalyrkeions are already smaller and don't have a rider in their favour and it still isn't enough. (Remember, a bloke in cover only needs about six inches if he's lying down, something that a pony can't do.)

Modern infantry combat is about fighting on difficult terrain (i.e. woods, urban) where you just can't get up to speed to charge. If it's open enough to run, it's open enough for vehicles.

You want heavy armour to counteract that - sure it might slow your movement speed down to the level of the bipeds (whether armoured or not it doesn't make enough of a difference with the abstractions in place), but the speed advantage you have is not enough to make any kind of difference when there are vehicles around, and you can't charge through trees or in buildings. (And, because they are using a horse's running style - albiet with a good bit more stamina - their short-distance acceleration is probably not as good a humanoid anyway; humans can out-run horses over short distances, after all.)

Actual cavalry duties will be left to the APCs and the light vehicles (and maybe VTOLs), like they are in modern day.

The vehicles are going to be fast and light and running around a lot, if that's any consolation...!



Trouble is, I'm not sure that is not beyond my and my package's technical capabilities.

*sigh*

Whelp. Have to scrap that for the moment then, as clearly I'm going to have to go right back to the drawing board, and probably have to redesign the base model a lot as well, let alone the armour.

Gonna go on the back burner for a week or three, I think, while I do some vehicles first and have some thinking time. No instant rush, I've got until early October anyway.



I now have this image for tough terrain combat, of the Jalyr locking their weapons to their power armor and using their powers to either bring down trees and buildings on their opponents or shielding themselves for either insertion via "man cannon" or smashing through enemy defenses with blunt force.
Its also both amusing and terrifying to imagine hundreds of Pony shaped missiles being fired from some kind of carrier crashing into the battle field, unfolding and opening fire.


It's very nearly at that level, yes. Not quite powerful enough so that each Jalyrkieon could count as one vehicle (they still will have to be in fireteams) - but to do the Stravians, and their powered armour is even better (the Strayvians have shields, for a kick-off - and their guns extremely nasty.)

At any rate, it'd be largely (but not completely) bullet-proof against, say, modern assault rifles; and fairly resistant against it's contemporary equivilent.

The trouble is, if you are big/hard enough with a big enough power signiture to be a vehicle, you are also a target for vehicle weapons . Whose baleful energies are considerably more powerful; especially that most anti-fighter/anti-missile weapons double as anti-infantry, and because star fighters, of course, are damned powerful (usually more so than tanks, truth be known), AA guns tend to be absolutely murderous (like the German 88s were at the time); against which puny powered armour may as well be thin cloth!


I have now a vision of something else. An Elite squad of especially gifted Jaylr who use their collective telekentic power as one. Multiplying their already impressive power to mind bending levels. They wouldnt be very good on an open battle field as they would be vulnerable while attacking as one, but for special missions they would be swift and efficient, crushing the vehicle their target was hiding in into nothing more then scrap metal, or simply flinging it into a ravine or something.



In that case, ....

1. How do you guys keep the peace around here? Half the guys there could take over the world.

2. Yo dog, so I heard you liked ponies....

3. What's a cuddlepile?

Im just answering for fun, as i have no art skills. Also im quite bored. Throwing it in spoilers in case of potential problems.(?)

1. We seem to balance out. So many superpowers, super-weapons, Airships, Starships, Shipnotes, and orbital weaponry... making an aggressive move would be a bad idea. Also it helps that for the most part we all like each other. There was this one time were Midnight went off the deep end though...

2. *raises an eyebrow* Yes.... We ARE ponies.
What are we supposed to like? Humans? I Don't know about you, but i'm not into that cross species stuff!
I don't think that's what they meant....
*facehoof*

3. No! No! No!
*Jumps on Ponyard*
*Jumps on Ponyard*
*Jumps on Ponyard* It's like a Dogpile! Only with love and hugs and cuddles!

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-22, 06:11 AM
I now have this image for tough terrain combat, of the Jalyr locking their weapons to their power armor and using their powers to either bring down trees and buildings on their opponents or shielding themselves for either insertion via "man cannon" or smashing through enemy defenses with blunt force.
Its also both amusing and terrifying to imagine hundreds of Pony shaped missiles being fired from some kind of carrier crashing into the battle field, unfolding and opening fire.

I have now a vision of something else. An Elite squad of especially gifted Jaylr who use their collective telekentic power as one. Multiplying their already impressive power to mind bending levels. They wouldnt be very good on an open battle field as they would be vulnerable while attacking as one, but for special missions they would be swift and efficient, crushing the vehicle their target was hiding in into nothing more then scrap metal, or simply flinging it into a ravine or something.

Jalyrkieon hereos could probably do some of that. Though it would be beyond most regular Jalyrkieons, whose TK is only the same magnitude as humanoids strength. (Granted, on a personal level, they are probably about twice as strong as a human with their TK, but that's not quite into the tree-chucking superhero range.) Orbital insertion is totally doable with their powered armour, though. (Hell, our Drop Troop armour is specifically designed for that and that's not even technically power armour.)

If I can ever do the Jalyrkeions in 72nd (25mm), I probably have some heroes. In 144, though, the battles are all about armoured vehicles, with infantry in a supporting role, so I haven't bothered so much. (Since we rarely use more than a single platoon of infantry (since the bit-count, i.e. the number of models to act, quite high); much like in 25mm, where it's all about the infantry, you don't often have more than one or two platoons of tanks.)

The RA3-style pony-cannon probably wouldn't be so much use in a modern environment with so much AA (nearly everything has anti-missiles weapons)... (In the same sort of situation you might use orbitally-inserted infantry, maybe, though...) But one can see in their early history that definately being a tactic, perhaps even as far back as catapults...!

It is a very tempting idea for a vehicle, though. (Maybe on an engineering vehicle...?) And thinking about it, I suppose so long as the enemy can't see you... And it would even sort of fit with their technology, given their usage of gravitonic propulsion and effective-mass-reduction (which is why all their vehicles are going to be wheeled with boosters. No, I'm totally not already doing a shark-related six-wheeled APC at all. No sirree.)

Hmm...

Dammit, Rebelhero.

Rebelhero
2012-06-22, 07:16 AM
Jalyrkieon hereos could probably do some of that. Though it would be beyond most regular Jalyrkieons, whose TK is only the same magnitude as humanoids strength. (Granted, on a personal level, they are probably about twice as strong as a human with their TK, but that's not quite into the tree-chucking superhero range.) Orbital insertion is totally doable with their powered armour, though. (Hell, our Drop Troop armour is specifically designed for that and that's not even technically power armour.)

If I can ever do the Jalyrkeions in 72nd (25mm), I probably have some heroes. In 144, though, the battles are all about armoured vehicles, with infantry in a supporting role, so I haven't bothered so much. (Since we rarely use more than a single platoon of infantry (since the bit-count, i.e. the number of models to act, quite high); much like in 25mm, where it's all about the infantry, you don't often have more than one or two platoons of tanks.)

The RA3-style pony-cannon probably wouldn't be so much use in a modern environment with so much AA (nearly everything has anti-missiles weapons)... (In the same sort of situation you might use orbitally-inserted infantry, maybe, though...) But one can see in their early history that definately being a tactic, perhaps even as far back as catapults...!

It is a very tempting idea for a vehicle, though. (Maybe on an engineering vehicle...?) And thinking about it, I suppose so long as the enemy can't see you... And it would even sort of fit with their technology, given their usage of gravitonic propulsion and effective-mass-reduction (which is why all their vehicles are going to be wheeled with boosters. No, I'm totally not already doing a shark-related six-wheeled APC at all. No sirree.)

Hmm...

Dammit, Rebelhero.

You mentioned Propulsion, i thought of this little guy.
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/077/d/d/flip_e_by_to_mos-d4t5yg8.jpg

The Flp-E Tank. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gInYi0jtJ-8) Capable of rolling over to doge incoming fire and manuiver about the field quickly and hover short distances. Though not QUITE as much as in the video. it WAS an n64 game after all.


Also have you thought of using your propulsion and Gav tech as weapons instead of just transport? Like an Iron Man repulser beam? Or a Halo type Gav Hammer?

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-22, 07:55 AM
You mentioned Propulsion, i thought of this little guy.
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/077/d/d/flip_e_by_to_mos-d4t5yg8.jpg

The Flp-E Tank. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gInYi0jtJ-8) Capable of rolling over to doge incoming fire and manuiver about the field quickly and hover short distances. Though not QUITE as much as in the video. it WAS an n64 game after all.


Also have you thought of using your propulsion and Gav tech as weapons instead of just transport? Like an Iron Man repulser beam? Or a Halo type Gav Hammer?

They will have some ground-side railguns which are gravitonically propelled, but their energy weapons are far superior in terms of both size and power-to-weight. Those being a type of phased-plasma contained in an electromagnetic shell (which would use some of their gravitonic or TK properties), and indeed, are the single most advanced piece of technology the Jalyrkieon Hierarchy has.

They do have some TK-based weapons, though; some of their PD weaponry (which is pretty much ground-scale armaments) are graviton crushers, which effectively grabs a target in a tractor beam and increases the local gravity to crush the target; though the power-to-weight ratio is not great.

(I'm going for mostly wheeled vehicles, by-the-by, rather than grav-tanks mostly for variety, but also because the universe isn't always neat and obvious!)

thubby
2012-06-22, 09:08 AM
Diabetus and tears shall rain from the heavens!
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1392/838/4f1fef5c945b700bd3000001

Maxtronaut
2012-06-22, 11:15 AM
*Teleports next to Pokonic.*

So this adorable mare of yours always follows you around...

Are you 2 like, related? :smallconfused:

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-22, 11:21 AM
Trouble is, on an (ultra) modern battlefield with vehicles, that's not an advantage, really. Anywhere you can get a run going, you're going to be in the open and thus get shot (especially seeing as you already have a higher target profile to start with). (Which is why you don't see horses in modern military.) The Jalyrkeions are already smaller and don't have a rider in their favour and it still isn't enough. (Remember, a bloke in cover only needs about six inches if he's lying down, something that a pony can't do.)

Modern infantry combat is about fighting on difficult terrain (i.e. woods, urban) where you just can't get up to speed to charge. If it's open enough to run, it's open enough for vehicles.

You want heavy armour to counteract that - sure it might slow your movement speed down to the level of the bipeds (whether armoured or not it doesn't make enough of a difference with the abstractions in place), but the speed advantage you have is not enough to make any kind of difference when there are vehicles around, and you can't charge through trees or in buildings. (And, because they are using a horse's running style - albiet with a good bit more stamina - their short-distance acceleration is probably not as good a humanoid anyway; humans can out-run horses over short distances, after all.)

Well I can't speak to all of the conditions of the setting you are making these for which I haven't been following, but its something of a pet theory of mine that we really don't know how a "modern" war would really turn out since we broadly speaking haven't had one since 1945. While a great thing I have a sneaking suspicion that any sort of prolonged conflict might challenge certain notions about mechanized units versus infantry. Particularly depending on the portability and effectiveness of RPG type weapons. Modern (American/NATO) assumptions tend to favor exspensive "100%" solutions, the country that comes up with a "60%" solution at a fraction of the cost could in theory just spam enough... well you probably get the idea. Mind you this was mostly thought up for Naval realms. Its great your AEGIS can shoot anything that swims or flies, its not so great you only have a couple dozen missiles total, with less then that for any particular purpose.

That's really a sidebar for another place and time though.

On armor though, while I won't claim anything like being an expert, its really more about the material technology. Adding bulk and thickness has as far as I'm aware never been a rewarding solution for personal armor. You'd rapidly get real stories of knights needing to be winched ontop their mounts. Just from a square cube law perspective it isn't rewarding. A modern soldier already carries around weight comparable to plate with the strike plates needed to stop serious rounds enough to keep you alive, and not stop actual heavy weapons. The muscular/clunky look of power armor is artistic not practical/realistic. Or its because that's as small as they can make the mechanics of the suit or sneak powersource/other-equipment where the frame supports it, but not to increase the armoring.

Heavy versus light armor is more about the details/quality of construction and the coverage involved. Well fitted plate I understand both more protective and easier to move in then some nominally lighter armors.



Trouble is, I'm not sure that is not beyond my and my package's technical capabilities.

*sigh*

Whelp. Have to scrap that for the moment then, as clearly I'm going to have to go right back to the drawing board, and probably have to redesign the base model a lot as well, let alone the armour.

Gonna go on the back burner for a week or three, I think, while I do some vehicles first and have some thinking time. No instant rush, I've got until early October anyway.

Here's the thing, your base model is more or less what you need already. Apply the posing and joints from the armored one then something like Tiki's horse collar idea for a neck joint a call it a day. If someone says wheres the armor... well their looking at it in purple with a few blue highlights.


Diabetus and tears shall rain from the heavens!
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1392/838/4f1fef5c945b700bd3000001

Where's the pink hair?

Kd7sov
2012-06-22, 11:32 AM
Where's the pink hair?

Right... there. See? Next to the blue.

MCerberus
2012-06-22, 12:13 PM
I thought Cewestwia had pink hair.
And is that the correct spelling for it?

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-06-22, 02:44 PM
Guys, I'm going to re link this. I didn't realize that it was so new.
The Brony Song (This Day Aria Rewritten) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUdiCqDVUxI) - Organized by the guys from RandomEncounters. It's really nice.

Related to that song, Peter Srinivasan, from RE, the first guy to sing, has a very strong physical resemblance to me (https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/161761_1566673101_2076443211_n.jpg) (2 (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/377481_2807316273173_1952033151_n.jpg)), it's disturbing.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-06-22, 02:47 PM
I thought Cewestwia had pink hair.
And is that the correct spelling for it?

No idea but it IS all but sure she had pink hair before the NMM incident.

Pokonic
2012-06-22, 02:49 PM
terms accepted.
*opens portal to gummies*
*punts filly into it*
now wheres that drag-
*sees her standing next to pokonic*
:smallannoyed:
well then.
she follows you everywhere, right?
....Yes. Unfortunatly. You could try to like, talk to her or something.


*Teleports next to Pokonic.*

So this adorable mare of yours always follows you around...

Are you 2 like, related? :smallconfused:

Hahahaha!.....No. I am more closely related to Boffenspark than her, because I was at least once mortal. By the way, her name is apperently Bright Socking.I have no idea about that means, but I am horrified. Clockwork, please help the lovable eldrich entity with distracting her/it.

Aotrs Commander
2012-06-22, 02:51 PM
Well I can't speak to all of the conditions of the setting you are making these for which I haven't been following, but its something of a pet theory of mine that we really don't know how a "modern" war would really turn out since we broadly speaking haven't had one since 1945. While a great thing I have a sneaking suspicion that any sort of prolonged conflict might challenge certain notions about mechanized units versus infantry. Particularly depending on the portability and effectiveness of RPG type weapons. Modern (American/NATO) assumptions tend to favor exspensive "100%" solutions, the country that comes up with a "60%" solution at a fraction of the cost could in theory just spam enough... well you probably get the idea. Mind you this was mostly thought up for Naval realms. Its great your AEGIS can shoot anything that swims or flies, its not so great you only have a couple dozen missiles total, with less then that for any particular purpose.

That's really a sidebar for another place and time though.

That may arguably be true for naval combat, but definitively not for ground combat.

Infantry are quite effective against armoured vehicles; when attacking with suitable anti-armour weapons from positions, particularly given the poor visibility of armoured vehicles. (That's why things like the BMP-T were invented.) However, that's not running around from place to place like nineteeth century cavalry, that's making use of the terrain to hide and snipe, in which being a quadruped will not give you any advantages. Standing out in the open will get you exactly as killed now as it would in WWI, let alone WWII. The way infantry wins against tanks is the tanks not seeing the fraggers and getting shot in the back by RPGs from somewhere they can't see. Terrain and visibility, contrary to what most wargames and Hollywood will tell you, is the most important factor in combat.



As I said before, Powered Armour is an anti-infantry weapon (which you basically use to bully non-power infantry); but it fair little better against vehicles than regular infantry. The power disparity is just too big.


Here's the thing, your base model is more or less what you need already. Apply the posing and joints from the armored one then something like Tiki's horse collar idea for a neck joint a call it a day. If someone says wheres the armor... well their looking at it in purple with a few blue highlights.

It's covering to the join lines is by far the hardest bit. (And it's the legs that are the problem). I was hoping by using the peytral and croupiere I could mask the difficult top shoulder/hip joints relatively painlessly (in that it only took me three hours to do that shape...), but that's obviosuly not going to work.

MCerberus
2012-06-22, 03:02 PM
....Yes. Unfortunatly. You could try to like, talk to her or something.



Hahahaha!.....No. I am more closely related to Boffenspark than her, because I was at least once mortal. By the way, her name is apperently Bright Socking.I have no idea about that means, but I am horrified. Clockwork, please help the lovable eldrich entity with distracting her/it.

Mentioning eldritch beings without noting the imminent arrival of The Pink One? That deserves some *LAUGHTER STRIKE*

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-06-22, 03:22 PM
It's covering to the join lines is by far the hardest bit. (And it's the legs that are the problem). I was hoping by using the peytral and croupiere I could mask the difficult top shoulder/hip joints relatively painlessly (in that it only took me three hours to do that shape...), but that's obviosuly not going to work.

I'll repeat my suggestion to work off the draught horse silhouette and cover the very complex ankle joints (well not really ankles, not sure what the proper terminology is here) with a simple cone of armor. I think this would facilitate things a lot from a modelling perspective, and would also balance out the fairly top heavy figure.

Gideon Falcon
2012-06-22, 03:22 PM
It won't work out for the first two months or so, but later on I would be quite happy to lend my services to the Ask Blog.

Here's and example of my art,
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii174/Madpaladin5000/Picture.jpg
Which took me about half an hour altogether. I'm afraid I don't have much skill with coloring it with image editing, so my posts would mostly be black and white.