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Trixie
2012-07-03, 06:01 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.


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

Kurgan
2012-07-03, 06:03 PM
Brand new thread, eh? Like the picture.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-03, 06:05 PM
New Ponythread, Same Old Ponymotes:

Original Batch
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MCerberus
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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
2012-07-03, 06:06 PM
Have some Ponies what are British (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOi3StWmG7A) http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

Also, feeling a bit better now, thanks.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-03, 06:07 PM
Mmmm, I like the smell of tea and crumpets in the afternoon!

Alrighty, going to have a tumbler thing done tonight.

Trixie
2012-07-03, 06:10 PM
Early, ol' Chap? What you are talking about? Trixie's posts are never early, they arrive precisely when she means them to! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg

That said, have some more Ponies what are Briti-- On second though, better google it due to one word in it ^^"

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-03, 06:12 PM
Early, ol' Chap? What you are talking about? Trixie's posts are never early, they arrive precisely when she means them to! http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg


Quite, quite, twas my mistake 'mum.

Forum Explorer
2012-07-03, 06:13 PM
Whoo new thread!

Anarion
2012-07-03, 06:15 PM
I say, quite the fresh new thread we have here, and what a crisp new thread smell as well, what ho.

MCerberus
2012-07-03, 06:17 PM
Monocles you say, needs more Luna
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/250/a/2/monocle_wuna_by_gitpmcerberus-d497dha.png

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/c50966646e9b5f63b6ee7c770d5144d6/182088%20-%20gentlemen%20luna%20monocle%20Tophat.jpg

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/f2e609c93da66a326071ffa79ea92c11/15175%20-%20animated%20artist%3Amihaaaa%20clapping%20cloppl auding%20dignified%20gif%20luna%20monocle%20reacti on_image%20reaction_ponies.gif

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/675f42a9810cbf672c4e9ddeb4d08a97/93942%20-%20artist%3AArrkhal%20haute_couture%20luna%20monoc le%20quite%20top_hat.gif

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/fbb4f9448fe1f83f23264b1c9eb0dbe9/14843%20-%20dignified%20luna%20monocle%20template%20transpa rent.png

Trixie
2012-07-03, 06:26 PM
Monocles? http://i.imgur.com/N2nfK.jpg


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5xevpqRHh1rxywh6o1_1280.png
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ydhuqtx21rxywh6o1_1280.png

Quite.

INoKnowNames
2012-07-03, 06:28 PM
Huh. I made it to the new thread. I'll spoiler the rest of this if it isn't relevant anymore.

Hopefully I won't lose the ability to move my arms or breathe for the next few days...

Before I think about anything else, Trixie, I'm so sorry for you for what you have to go through. I wish that things improve for you as soon as possible.

Now then:


Edit:
Odd. It's simply a PNG link, could it be it's transparency?. Let's try with this one.
http://mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw3709-Welcome_to_the_Herd.gif.
I actually did see it the first time, after checking back again, but making it a little mini video certainly improved the point...

Oh yeah I forgot you are more into pure badassery ala Luka. So have at it:
http://static.fjcdn.com/comments/Nappa+is+the+one+that+convince+vegeta+to+give+the+ _849a52a2d480a59712f90e05e65e754e.png
.... I can't see this one, though. And from the quote, Vegeta and Nappa are involved, so I want to see it.... :smallfrown:

Is it fair to induct someone into your group by things that aren't normally in the group? I call shenanigans if you guys convert me into a Brony by using Video Games and Anime!

Fun vid with very minor spoilers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9pjp3cArvI).
I'll check it later, since I'm trying to avoid spoilers.

Also Star Wars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYk1DgaeZC8)
.... that's odd. I wonder what that would have been like with the prequals...

Dear Princess Celestia,
Today I learned that there are some ponies who will make utterly outrageous claims for no reason you can identify.
I don't immediately respond positively to cuteness! It's like a hot tub to me: looks nice outside, depending on how well it's mintained, but it's very hard to get into at the first try, and you got to get used to it to really enjoy it.

There is a quote that I can't seem to find or precisely remember, but it's something like "It's easy to get into the Underworld. Getting out again is the hard part."
... Dang it, I really need an intervention when it comes to Kid Icarus Uprising.

....wat? I said it's the avvy what I though just looks cool, having one doesn't make one a brony. And I said avvies in general.
I was just talking about avatars, too, Guilty Concience. :smalltongue"

cuz you already made him think that!
I just enjoy logical conversations, and they are making some pretty good points. Also, it seems like you're being trolled, and it looks fun, so I wanted in on it. A sentiment I'm sure you can understand.

Ouch, now even the-not-quite-a-brony-yet among us is calling you on this... How was it INo? If it walks like a duck...?
I really shouldn't be calling the kettle black, when I'm apparently on the border of becoming the pot. He may very well just be used to having a Pony for an avatar, and it wouldn't really be fair for me to accuse him of closet bronyium while attempting to defend my own neutral stance toward "the herd".
Still, it wouldn't surprise me at all. There's certainly enough evidence to consider it, even if just enough to keep him from being marked off as a suspect.

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck but if it regenerates damage unless exposed to fire, weighs 500lbs and has an Acme Duck-Disguise-Kit under one wing, then it's appropriate to consider other explanations. :smallwink:
-what-.

Sompony really need to share that story for those of us that weren't here last summer.
:smallsmile:

No way, it's this thread's Noodle Incident.
:smallfrown:

And then I said: "Oatmeal! Are you crazy?!"
:smallconfused:

Right so never happened, canter on.
:smallmad:

In other news, Kurgan? You and I, we have a problem.

The horror, the horror (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIi3Xvh5i14)!
You know what the real horror is? I clicked on the featured video on accident. And I couldn't look away.

Where are you guys all finding your images?

I don't think I'm going to do reviews of each episode just yet. I most likely won't be able to watch while I'm on vacation anyway, so it'd be incompletish for a while. And I won't be able to remain objective if I actually gain a sharable opinion on each episode, rather than simply trying to understand what's going on and see if I can take the cuteness. In otherwords, I'm not as dumb as I seem. Totally on to you there.

Right then. I've had my say for now, pip pip, cherio, quite. Indeed.

Kurgan
2012-07-03, 06:33 PM
In other news, Kurgan? You and I, we have a problem.

You know what the real horror is? I clicked on the featured video on accident. And I couldn't look away.

Huh, just rewatched video, and noticed that. Yeah...ouch...sorry about that.



Where are you guys all finding your images?

The old go-to source is ponibooru, though that place is shutting down. I know there are a bunch of other image boards hosting large numbers of what is created, otherwise, it is just a trawl through tumblr or deviant art.

Balmas
2012-07-03, 06:38 PM
You know what the real horror is? I clicked on the featured video on accident. And I couldn't look away.

Congratulations! Less than a week on Ponythread, and you've already discovered Cupcakes, one of the most infamous badfics of the Brony Community.

Also, YES.
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/media/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSJ6MjAxMi8wNy8wNC8wMF8yNV8yNl81NDZfMz A1OTNfX3NhZmVfcmFpbmJvd19kYXNoX3BpbmtpZV9waWVfaHVt YW5pemVkX2RvY3Rvcl93aG9fdGFyZGlzX2Fza19odW1hbl9waW 5raWVfcGllX2FuZF9kYXNoBjoGRVQ/30593__safe_rainbow-dash_pinkie-pie_humanized_doctor-who_tardis_ask-human-pinkie-pie-and-dash.jpg

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-03, 06:40 PM
The old go-to source is ponibooru, though that place is shutting down. I know there are a bunch of other image boards hosting large numbers of what is created, otherwise, it is just a trawl through tumblr or deviant art.

There's typing something and adding the word "pony" to a google image search.

Kd7sov
2012-07-03, 06:41 PM
I don't immediately respond positively to cuteness! It's like a hot tub to me: looks nice outside, depending on how well it's mintained, but it's very hard to get into at the first try, and you got to get used to it to really enjoy it.

Oh, I have no problem with being turned off by cuteness. It's not something I do, but I can see how it'd happen.

I do not, however, in any way accept that there are people who dislike all music. (Unless they're being disingenuous in how they define "music", of course.) The very concept is antithetical to every experience in my life thus far.

Pendulous
2012-07-03, 06:42 PM
There's typing something and adding the word "pony" to a google image search.

That's pretty much all I do, or adding "MLP" instead of "pony". Either way. It's how I found my Saiyuki ponies, my moogle pony (kupo), and others. Otherwise, if I just want to browse images, I use DeviantArt.

INoKnowNames
2012-07-03, 06:42 PM
Huh, just rewatched video, and noticed that. Yeah...ouch...sorry about that.

I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!


Congratulations! Less than a week on Ponythread, and you've already discovered Cupcakes, one of the most infamous badfics of the Brony Community.

I DON'T WANT THAT HONOR!


Oh, I have no problem with being turned off by cuteness. It's not something I do, but I can see how it'd happen.

I do not, however, in any way accept that there are people who dislike all music. (Unless they're being disingenuous in how they define "music", of course.) The very concept is antithetical to every experience in my life thus far.

.... Oh, please don't let me confuse you. I absolutely -love- music. It's what helps make this planet spin.

Cuteness runs the risk of making it hard for me to enjoy a song, though. I admit the songs aren't bad, but whenever I hear kids songs being sung, it makes me go into the fetal position...

Anyone else remember The Land Before Time?

Brazen Shield
2012-07-03, 06:46 PM
Ponies! SiuiS and I have just found the world's most PINKIE drink ever!That is, if ponies drank alcohol...

Observe.
[Warning: kinda big pictures.]

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/6c42a24c.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/d2160a04.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/61b96d0e.jpg

AND THEN HE POURED THE ALCOHOL OVER THE COTTON CANDY.

Siosilvar
2012-07-03, 06:48 PM
I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!

I DON'T WANT THAT HONOR!

Some people are weird. *shrug*

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-03, 06:48 PM
Ponies! SiuiS and I have just found the world's most PINKIE drink ever!That is, if ponies drank alcohol...

Observe.
[Warning: kinda big pictures.]

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/6c42a24c.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/d2160a04.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/61b96d0e.jpg

AND THEN HE POURED THE ALCOHOL OVER THE COTTON CANDY.

Ha ha, if. :smallwink:

That is indeed a ludicrously Pinkie drink.

Pokonic
2012-07-03, 06:49 PM
Well nov, za prancing ponys think they knov better. Hah. Yevery Bear and Donkey is better suited for vinter vrap-up then colorful equines.






Really, Silent Night? You can't tell the difference between my wife and her younger sister? The younger sister that you've regularly teamed up with against me? I'm starting to think all of those OFC blasts to the head are starting to affect you.
Boffiekins, we need to save her from that monster!
*sigh* Fine. You do realize, Silent, that I can send other things through those portals besides pudding, don't you?
*opens portal directly above Silent Night*
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/251/d/1/orbital_friendship_cannon__by_ilsignorsoave-d49avh9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/52BzZ.png
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/261/f/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_aeroytechyon_x-d4a7to1.png
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/313/2/a/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_omniferious-d49l772.png
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/140/800/OrbitalFriendshipBeam.png?1309159976
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/352/b/9/orbital_friendship_cannon___hate_detected_by_delta raen-d4jfl6l.jpg
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=4963&pictureid=58025
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/230/6/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_sandman_ivan-d472fnr.png
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/10/17/220ac7a9-8795-473f-ab12-4b74d1e55cfa.gif
http://wallpaper.goodfon.com/image/7027-1600x1223.jpg

.... You know, I actualy bought a Amulet of Positive Energy Protection for this very thing. So you might need to find a bigger set of cannons.

Also, parden my attempt at a pratical joke, mam, but I do belive your fiance needs rehabilitation. It seems that he is addicted to....guns.

INoKnowNames
2012-07-03, 06:49 PM
Some people are weird. *shrug*

WEIRD MY CUTIE MARK, SOME PEOPLE ARE ****ED UP!

Siosilvar
2012-07-03, 06:52 PM
WEIRD MY CUTIE MARK, SOME PEOPLE ARE ****ED UP!

Yup. And?

Sorry, I'm used to the random crap people do. Grown men like magical technicolor ponies. Am I supposed to be shocked by anything anymore?

Tvtyrant
2012-07-03, 06:55 PM
I did a thing. The one time I need my drawing pad in a year and I left it at home...

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/185/7/1/thumblr_by_tvtyrant-d55zty7.png

Trixie
2012-07-03, 06:55 PM
I do not, however, in any way accept that there are people who dislike all music. (Unless they're being disingenuous in how they define "music", of course.) The very concept is antithetical to every experience in my life thus far.

'Dislike' might be strong word, but I have definitely saw people who didn't (or don't/can't) enjoy music. Sometimes, things just don't depend on the person in question...

Ok, going to cut it short before I rant.

Also, that reminds me, Zigg'rrauglurr, got my mail with guide...?

INoKnowNames
2012-07-03, 06:55 PM
Yup. And?

Sorry, I'm used to the random crap people do. Grown men like magical technicolor ponies. Am I supposed to be shocked by anything anymore?

I thought the same thing after I was forced to get shown 4-Chan for the first time in my life...

I think my mind's mental defenses grow weak when not in use, and I'm unprepared for stuff like this...

I'm not a stranger to completely ****ed up stuff... I just kinda prefer the gore to be kept out the sugar... is that really so hard to ask? *twitch twitch*

Kurgan
2012-07-03, 06:57 PM
On a side note, is the Ask Pinkamina tumblr still up and about? All this talk of cupcakes reminded me of its existence.

Also, for INoKnowNames' sake, what are the other "to be avoided" fics that are big these days? I know cupcakes, and I hear rainbow factory is either of the same vain or really boring, depending on who you talk to. What else is there?

Tvtyrant
2012-07-03, 06:59 PM
On a side note, is the Ask Pinkamina tumblr still up and about? All this talk of cupcakes reminded me of its existence.

Also, for INoKnowNames' sake, what are the other "to be avoided" fics that are big these days? I know cupcakes, and I hear rainbow factory is either of the same vain or really boring, depending on who you talk to. What else is there?

There is one about Big Mac and the three fillies you should avoid. I never read it, so the name isn't burned into my memory, but apparently it was purposefully written to be worse than Cupcakes.

Anarion
2012-07-03, 06:59 PM
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, Derpiboo.ru (http://derpiboo.ru/) is the de facto heir to ponibooru, although it's not yet as all-encompassing. I personally am with the google crowd though.


I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...
*snip*

.... Oh, please don't let me confuse you. I absolutely -love- music. It's what helps make this planet spin.

Cuteness runs the risk of making it hard for me to enjoy a song, though. I admit the songs aren't bad, but whenever I hear kids songs being sung, it makes me go into the fetal position...

Anyone else remember The Land Before Time?

Okay, here's the thing about the pony songs. They are super cute, and yet they're actually quite melodic and many of them are very good. On your first watch through, listen to them, cringe, and don't worry about it. Go listen to some remixes or something later, Eurobeat Brony and Living Tombstone make really good ones, and Imnotacleverpony made several excellent almost original remix pieces based on melodies from the show. Then go back later and listen to some of those songs again.

And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

Trixie
2012-07-03, 07:02 PM
Before I think about anything else, Trixie, I'm so sorry for you for what you have to go through. I wish that things improve for you as soon as possible.

Thanks again, everypony :smallfrown:


On a side note, is the Ask Pinkamina tumblr still up and about? All this talk of cupcakes reminded me of its existence.

Miss Pinkamena one? Last time I saw pics from it, it's even worse now >_<


Also, for INoKnowNames' sake, what are the other "to be avoided" fics that are big these days? I know cupcakes, and I hear rainbow factory is either of the same vain or really boring, depending on who you talk to. What else is there?

Well, I hear there was one about Trixie helping CMC, but I also heard that abomination was wiped off the net, thank me >_<

Kurgan
2012-07-03, 07:04 PM
There is one about Big Mac and the three fillies you should avoid. I never read it, so the name isn't burned into my memory, but apparently it was purposefully written to be worse than Cupcakes.

Hmmm, good to know. Worse as in Full Life Consequences (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxyZaZlaOs) worse, or worse as in grimdark worse?


Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, Derpiboo.ru (http://derpiboo.ru/) is the de facto heir to ponibooru, although it's not yet as all-encompassing. I personally am with the google crowd though.

Ah, that is it, forgot the name of the new place.




And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

Oh man, I remember those movies. Two was where I was at when I was 6, had it on vhs. Don't think I ever watched the full movie of the first one. Yeah, the higher the number, the worse those movies were.

Kd7sov
2012-07-03, 07:05 PM
Okay, here's the thing about the pony songs. They are super cute, and yet they're actually quite melodic and many of them are very good. On your first watch through, listen to them, cringe, and don't worry about it. Go listen to some remixes or something later, Eurobeat Brony and Living Tombstone make really good ones, and Imnotacleverpony made several excellent almost original remix pieces based on melodies from the show. Then go back later and listen to some of those songs again.

I have noticed that every single song from the show will invariably make me smile at least briefly when it comes up on my mp3 player. Even "We are the Cutie Mark Crusaders", even the secondary songs from "A Friend In Deed". No matter what mood I'm in, they will always get at least a little smile from me.

That, I think, is Daniel Ingram's superpower. And also his cutie mark. He's got a two-for-one.

INoKnowNames
2012-07-03, 07:06 PM
Also, for INoKnowNames' sake, what are the other "to be avoided" fics that are big these days? I know cupcakes, and I hear rainbow factory is either of the same vain or really boring, depending on who you talk to. What else is there?


There is one about Big Mac and the three fillies you should avoid. I never read it, so the name isn't burned into my memory, but apparently it was purposefully written to be worse than Cupcakes.

.....

THERE ARE MULTIPLE PEOPLE, WILLINGLY WRITING THINGS LIKE THIS! ABOUT FRIENDLY CARTOONS!

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110924062561/dragonball/images/b/b9/Vegeta_Crying.png


Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, Derpiboo.ru (http://derpiboo.ru/) is the de facto heir to ponibooru, although it's not yet as all-encompassing. I personally am with the google crowd though.

I don't like relying too much on google. Every time someone searches on google, the hive gets a little bit stronger.

When the G-Force wages war against us all, we're going to be the underdogs...


Okay, here's the thing about the pony songs. They are super cute, and yet they're actually quite melodic and many of them are very good. On your first watch through, listen to them, cringe, and don't worry about it. Go listen to some remixes or something later, Eurobeat Brony and Living Tombstone make really good ones, and Imnotacleverpony made several excellent almost original remix pieces based on melodies from the show. Then go back later and listen to some of those songs again.

I could probably go for the cringe worthy music right now....


And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

..... Anarion, I like your style. Like, a lot.

Anarion
2012-07-03, 07:06 PM
Regarding Cupcakes, specifically, it's an interesting story because Pinkie Pie does have a weird side to her personality. Without spoiling anything, watch the first season and there will be a moment, and you will know this moment, where you can see how Cupcakes could actually fit.

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-03, 07:07 PM
There is one about Big Mac and the three fillies you should avoid. I never read it, so the name isn't burned into my memory, but apparently it was purposefully written to be worse than Cupcakes.

Sweet Apple Massacre I believe, and I've never heard it's badwrong reputation contradicted, unlike the other two.

Not touching that one with a non-Euclidean barge-pole.

Frankly, the problem with most such fics is that they just aren't very good, the horrible content, though an important feature, is almost secondary for them.
This is also kind of the secret of the awesomeness of the Rainbow-Dash-Presents (http://youtu.be/_AbtCTbSWTk) series.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-03, 07:07 PM
Hmmm, good to know. Worse as in Full Life Consequences (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxyZaZlaOs) worse, or worse as in grimdark worse?


As in darker and grosser, by adding a lot of sexual stuff to it.


Sweet Apple Massacre I believe, and I've never heard it's badwrong reputation contradicted, unlike the other two.

Not touching that one with a non-Euclidean barge-pole. Yeah, that one.

kpenguin
2012-07-03, 07:11 PM
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, Derpiboo.ru (http://derpiboo.ru/) is the de facto heir to ponibooru, although it's not yet as all-encompassing. I personally am with the google crowd though.



Okay, here's the thing about the pony songs. They are super cute, and yet they're actually quite melodic and many of them are very good. On your first watch through, listen to them, cringe, and don't worry about it. Go listen to some remixes or something later, Eurobeat Brony and Living Tombstone make really good ones, and Imnotacleverpony made several excellent almost original remix pieces based on melodies from the show. Then go back later and listen to some of those songs again.

Someone should roll out the big list of awesome pony music again. It seems like it gets posted every thread.


And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

These seem redundant. If there were no sequels or remakes, why would there be a need to establish you are referring to the original? :smallconfused:

Kurgan
2012-07-03, 07:13 PM
Miss Pinkamena one? Last time I saw pics from it, it's even worse now >_<


Ah, it has? I remember it was pretty bad, but the art was pretty great.



Well, I hear there was one about Trixie helping CMC, but I also heard that abomination was wiped off the net, thank me >_<

Oh Trixie you devilish fiend, stealing the ponies from the cradle are you? :smallbiggrin: Though one wonders what exactly you were helping them with....:smalleek:

I am going to say homework, regular old homework.


Oh, and INo, don't worry, not all things with the pony fandom are grimdark and butchering, some is really good, like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682pneYoP0c). Friendship is Witchcraft, some nice fandubs, though the more recent ones are a slight drop in quality I think.

Anarion
2012-07-03, 07:16 PM
These seem redundant. If there were no sequels or remakes, why would there be a need to establish you are referring to the original? :smallconfused:

Asian pirate ponies making cheap knockoffs.

http://i.imgur.com/tVg4z.pngThat's my story and I'm stickin to it.

Balmas
2012-07-03, 07:16 PM
And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise. I loved the movie, though my family has nine of the dozen or so sequels so far.


Also, for INoKnowNames' sake, what are the other "to be avoided" fics that are big these days? I know cupcakes, and I hear rainbow factory is either of the same vain or really boring, depending on who you talk to. What else is there?

Sweet Apple Massacre
My Critique of the above fic:
The heck? I miss a few days and we're halfway through a new thread. I've missed an entire thread.

But, doesn't seem like much has changed. Still warring between tribes and OFCs, so life goes on.

(How would someone like an explanation of how the OFC works? I've got a couple theories, mostly involving antimatter.)


Time for a new issue of Balmas's Fanfic Corner! I read this crap so you don't have to!

Loved: Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater 3000 (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6510/Mystery-Pinkie-Pie-Theatre-3000)
Ahh, Mystery Science Theater. Would someone please explain why snide sarcasm at everything makes everything funnier?

When I read the first chapter, I was instantly hooked. They managed to make Cupcakes funny. Snide comments and deadpan snarking abounds, as the author deftly slides in things that you'd probably never think of, but that now seem natural.

The characters consist of Rarity, Twilight, and Author, trapped in a cruel Pinkie Pie prank, and forced to review Cupcakes. It's interesting--at least to me--that you can have characters be and act out of character, while still retaining their voice. (That's probably more a comment on the quality of the show than anything else, though.)

Take these quotes:

"She watched helplessly as her wing flew over her head

Twilight: And out the window, setting out for a life on its own."

" 'Oh Dash, you didn’t do anything. It’s just that your number came up and, well, I don’t make rules.'

Rarity: All rules are designed and upheld by the Council of Rather Silly Fic Ideas."


That formatting is one thing that I might complain about. The text alternates so often between snippet and snark that the page winds up looking like someone went zebra-tipping. Course, anything less could be considered lazy.


I read my way through the first and second chapter, and then skipped the third to get to... [dramatic roll of thunder, please...] Sweet Apple Massacre.

Hate Loathe Cannot adequately express distaste for: Sweet Apple Massacre. I will provide no link to this monstrosity.
Wall of text incoming!
If there is one glaring flaw to MPPT3K, it is that you must still read the fic in question in order to understand the snark. Although their interpretation of Cupcakes had me giggling, no amount of snark can save this fic. Only cleansing fire can grant me the satisfaction I desire.

I had heard of Sweet Apple Massacre only as an aside, a note on the TvTropes page for Cupcakes. It was listed as a spiritual successor for Cupcakes, so I was expecting gore. I also knew that it involved Big Mac and the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

What I didn't know is that this is a fic that, speaking in terms of movie ratings, stomps gleefully on G, tramples PG, gores PG-13, shoots past R, and surpasses NC-17 before eagerly leaping into SE: Shouldn't Exist.

This is the first fic I've read that I physically felt ill after reading. About halfway through reading the bastardized sporking from the Mystery Theater crew, I quit. My head was pounding, fizzling from the effort of trying to reconcile the dissonance between this fic and any nearby reality.

To imagine Sweet Apple Massacre, start with Cupcakes. Standardize the spelling, fix the grammar errors. Put Big Mac in Pinkie's place, and substitute the Cutie Mark Crusaders for Rainbow Dash. That's a starting place.

Now, imagine that while Big Mac is cutting apart our favorite fillies, he's gleefully raping them in creative ways. We get to share in this joy in graphic detail. Think eyes plucked out so that there's another orifice to rape.

Yeah. It's like that.

I'm not one for clopfics in general. I'll skip over sex scenes even when it's coming from one of my more favored artists. So, to wade through this atrocity took me two sessions, a seven hour break, and constant effort not to think about what I was reading. Even then, I had to skim towards the end.

I have no idea why this fic exists. I don't know whether the author was high when he wrote it, or if he's just sick in the head. It's like if Cupcakes and all the rule 34 of the internet came together and had a sick, gory, cthulhulian lovechild.

The only redeeming quality that I can see is that there are no blatant grammatical errors. Of course, I could have missed some, since most of my conscious mind was currently leaking out of my nostrils in an attempt to escape.

To whomever wrote this fic: I'm sorry for you. This is clearly a deliberate attempt to destroy all that is good and holy about FiM. It involves as many
disgusting themes as possible. The only conclusion I can draw is that this is a trollfic with a parchment-thin disguise. To you, my good sir, goes the dubious honor of being The Worst Fanfic I've ever read.


Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go find a flamethrower and about four gallons of brain bleach.

Cheerilee's Garden
Pretty much anything that Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater finds reason to spork.


Confession time: "Cupcakes" was the first MLP fanfic I ever read. I read Cupcakes before I ever watched My Little Pony. I found it by accident through TvTropes, read the "Grimdark as crap Oh God know what you're getting into" tag, and figured, What the heck?

SiuiS
2012-07-03, 07:19 PM
My life is a misery of potato salad1


I dare say that the fanon here is getting to be to the level of Harry Potter (imo). The amount of fanfics and art is growing more each day. *That being said I have read more fics about this fandom then I have for other fandoms I been apart of. *Heck I even started to get into drawing again so I can put up my own fan art. *I still suck at art so it will take a lot of practice. *I believe I am rambling in this post but that is okay.

Thanks again all and keep up the super work!!

We've got a couple of draw threads an such. I suggest looking up the first Thanqol Learns To Draw and reading all the neat things there.


He's also really high-profile and involved in an active project to portray the fandom (whereas Tara is just fun and likes trolling and Lauren Faust is amazing but also doing other stuff right now).


This is true.
Tara strong is like Thanqol, but with less hats and better taste in dresses. (with apologies to Thanqol's taste in dressed if he's actually good at it)



You need all of these things. What makes bronies impressive, and what I think De Lancie has latched on to, is a combination of a desire to do some good in the world and sustained enthusiasm. There are many charities and wonderful organizations, but they rarely move people. Everyone says they care about giving food to the homeless and helping eradicate disease and poverty and so forth, but many people do not act. Bronies act. Sometimes that's because we care about friendship and community and the values of the show. And sometimes, it's because somebody saw a space marine with a Fluttershy cutie mark, it made that person feel happy, and that happiness translated into spreading enthusiasm around.

Also, keep in mind that the people who go to a convention are people that are really passionate about the things they love. And passion can transfer. 4000 people went to Bronycon, and I can say confidently that many of them are either working or will be working in the future. And if they hang on to the values of love and tolerance, charity and enthusiasm that the fandom espouses, I think that will translate into those people doing good in the world later in life, independently from just spreading pony images and talking about a cartoon.


True, and I hadn't thought of that. I reserve the right to make a face when someone's name tag says "ask me about my harem" though. There are certain con activities I wish would change. This con had some really good hygiene, for example! I hope that continues.



I wouldn't say never do something if you're ashamed. Sometimes people feel shame going into something, get there, and realize it's different than what they expected.

What I would say is don't do anything that you really feel is bad, or wrong, or that makes you unhappy. If you're actually worried that other people will give you a hard time for liking ponies, watch the show in secret and talk about it over the Internet. But if you're all by yourself and all you can think about is how other people might make fun of you if you get caught, you might be a bit too paranoid.

Also, keep in mind that if you're feeling so ashamed, you might not be giving other people in your life enough credit. Not all of them will love My Little Pony with you, but many will just give a bemused smile and move on with little or no change to how they treat you. I've personally introduced a few friends, who said they kind of liked the show but don't go out of their way to watch it, which has been fine. I got one girlfriend really into it, but sadly we broke up a while ago for other reasons. And my parents found me out last summer when we were all listening to "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" and I answered their unexpected fandom question very confidently. And both my parents basically shrugged and moved on.

Yes.



Penny Arcade was my first, followed by xkcd, and then Ozy and Millie, which went from totally mainstream to "how did I end up here?" I didn't get into OoTS into way later when a guy in my D&D group made a Miko reference.


Hm. I think 8-bit theatre wa my first actual web comic. That or unicorn slime.*
I found out about OOTS from a D&D player who really liked OOTS. There was no reference, just "read this it's funny and ha D&D stuff".


Ponythreaders, identify yourselves, I want to know who you are.

I kind of want to get permission from folks first. Don't wanna out them y'know?

Me? I'm the one with the edges of a black changeling shirt poking out from under the sleeves and lower hem of my current shirt :P


...

*looks around*

Well, ponythread is still here, I suppose, and appears to be nominally not on fire or something... Surprised we're on the same thread, actually.

Should I take this as a good sign...?

I was preoccupied! I demand a mulligan!


You should have seen it. We were all self-regulating without you or the mods. We even spun out an offtopic discussion into a different thread. Basically, you've succeeded in pushing us out of the nest and now we can fly. http://i.imgur.com/AKUeV.png

The Rainbow Dash makes this the cutest statement ever until the next ever-cutest statement


Cuz everyone had that version of their normal avvies and I wanted one just for fun?

Most parents have a saying, Involving jumping, bridges, and groupthink. :smallwink:


Tht's because I said that like every 5 pages and they just won't believe me when I say that I don't like them yet..... they even got mad at me for it.

It was the way you were saying it, honestly. You didn't say you didn't like pony stuff yet, you kept saying you didn't like ponies, they held no appeal, the art was terrible, too cute, not explosive enough and shipping disgusted you. Every. Post.

That's like me going to a dance club, and interrupting all the dancing ponies and saying "man! That looks like fun! I wish I could have fun like that. Except I hate dancing, and the way you dance is terrible."

You've gotten a lot better, but that is why Everypony got upset back when.


Dude, I don't even know anything about the show, don't read fics and said that I just dislike the aesthetics.... How exactly can't that be believed? and no denial, it's tru :smalltongue:

You don't have to be a brony, but all the evidence sure provides us a couple of giggles :smallbiggrin:

In all seriousness, does it bother you? I mean, we will stop if it does. But... It just looks like you're playing along really. Luna is cute, RD is best pony, pony avvy, but I don't like ponies. That's like, you're doing it on purpose!


As far as I understood, there was a vote to make voting not count. So I postulated that therefore that voting didn't count making voting count. But yeah that's why I sent my question to the tumblr.

I
Bwuh
What?


Just because one has walked into the gates of Hell and taken a look around does not mean they are automatically condemned.

That's actually exactly how hell works. It changes you. You can leave the physical boundaries of the place you associate with hell, but you take hell with you when you go.

Now, with a little editing...


That's actually exactly how hellPony works. It changes you. You can leave the physical boundaries of the place you associate with hellPony, but you take hellPony with you when you go.

So, there we have it.

Welcome to the Herd.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/084/2/c/satan_as_a_pony_by_tenserebecca-d4txf56.png


Voting for My Little Pony 48: I say ol' chap, how about those Equestrians?

Also, when are we going to see the results of all of those best of polls?

I would also vote for this! In fact I did. I just fudged the time travel...


No preference, as long as the number's correct.

Man, Pony thread is FLYING today

Eeeyup.


...Or a goose?

Silly Luka. If a goose quacks, it's a duck.
Geese honk.


Your adorable, did you know that? *Teleports next to Po, raises pistol.* :smallamused:

*Release her. Now.

Huh. Teleportation? What ever happened to "I'm an engineer, not a wizard"?



Really, Silent Night? You can't tell the difference between my wife and her younger sister? The younger sister that you've regularly teamed up with against me? I'm starting to think all of those OFC blasts to the head are starting to affect you.
Boffiekins, we need to save her from that monster!
*sigh* Fine. You do realize, Silent, that I can send other things through those portals besides pudding, don't you?*
*opens portal directly above Silent Night*
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/251/d/1/orbital_friendship_cannon__by_ilsignorsoave-d49avh9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/52BzZ.png
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/261/f/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_aeroytechyon_x-d4a7to1.png
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/313/2/a/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_omniferious-d49l772.png
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/140/800/OrbitalFriendshipBeam.png?1309159976
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/352/b/9/orbital_friendship_cannon___hate_detected_by_delta raen-d4jfl6l.jpg
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=4963&pictureid=58025
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/230/6/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_sandman_ivan-d472fnr.png
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/10/17/220ac7a9-8795-473f-ab12-4b74d1e55cfa.gif
http://wallpaper.goodfon.com/image/7027-1600x1223.jpg

> blame OFC for odd behavior
> utilize OFC as correction device
> Profit


Well yeah, but I have a hard time getting all the shapes to look right when they're all together. I'm not an artist. [Obligatory "Yet." for Thanqol and everybody else.]

Eh, I'll see if I can't rustle up something for the 1-10 scale question.

I'm not an artist. I'm a handy scribbler, but Thanqol and DD and Tiki and Kairaven and Inkwell are artists.

But doesn't mean I am not sufficient, I think. You too, can be sufficient! If being the greatest artist in THE WORLD! isn't your thing.


I was roaming around, and spent most of day 2 watching the panels. *Had my "Free as a butterfly" shirt on, made by fellow MMO-Championers, and somewhat famous pony artist Valcron. *I wrote Pendulous on my badge, just in case, so it was probably just some really bad luck.

aye. Day two for me, was
> wake up
> loudly declare intent to buy a specific item
> find out convention is being evacuated for reasons unrelated to potential unicorn magic2
> eat breakfast
> go to convention, find out they sold out yesterday
> flip a table
> get yelled at for flipping a table
> start taking pictures

And it all kinda blurs from there. I was searching for ya, but for some reason "look at panels" never occurred to me. They are so rarely something I would consider worth my time at a convention... Darn.

I'll just have to like, post my room number next time.


On de Lancie, I still think it's odd. *He's giving so much praise to people he admits he doesn't know. *I'm all for the documentary, but he just felt very presumptuous.

I've only met several dozen military folks, but I still respect the lot.

Delancie doesn't quite like every individual there. He likes the emergent pattern. He is encouraging the promulgation of that pattern, specifically the nicer, less cliquish bits.

An there is always my fallback; Thanqol.
Thanqol is a brony.
Thanqol will probably change the world.
Now we play the waiting game, and see if we can go for the high score in the meantime.


Speaking of, here's his panel for those who haven't seen. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBfz2-CKYTI)

I don't know if I mentioned, but the audio quality on that video is what it sounded like the whole time there. *It was terrible. *I've been to a concert before where I couldn't even hear the singer because of the audio (and was confirmed when I saw a video on Youtube of it). *Really bad. *Would have been much better if these awesome panels would have been easier to hear.

The sound quality was very... Interesting. I had the magical power of always wing somewhere that the speakers didn't interfere with themselves and I could hear perfectly. Whenever I let somepony else choose the seats? Garbled noise.

It was unfortunate, though. A lot of amateur con errors. Volume was too middling, so the soft speakers still sounded mumbly and the loud speakers created issues. Several non-professional presenters were asked to repeat because they couldn't keep the mic by their mouths. An there was that unfortunate minute-long feedback spike at one point, where all the VAs just sort of looked at the presenter until he moved his mic away.






1: by the time I post this, my life ceased being a misery. But boy was that unfun.
2: this is my story, and I am sticking to it.

Brazen Shield
2012-07-03, 07:20 PM
And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

Here here!

My mother once told me that I wore out our original version in VHS and that the copy we still have now is actually the second.

I can still recite the Pizza Hut commercial.... @.@


Also... Whatever you do, don't Google "Land before time ponies" unless you WANT to cry.

INoKnowNames
2012-07-03, 07:25 PM
That's actually exactly how hell works. It changes you. You can leave the physical boundaries of the place you associate with hell, but you take hell with you when you go.

I'll agree to disagree with you there. For some people, Hell might be surprising when you first see it, but otherwise for those not willing to fall to sin, it's nothing.


So, there we have it.

Welcome to the Herd.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/084/2/c/satan_as_a_pony_by_tenserebecca-d4txf56.png


I'll consider the invitation another time.

... although considering the above review that I should not have allowed myself to read, I think my soul could use a hug.... :smallfrown:

Pokonic
2012-07-03, 07:26 PM
I loved the movie, though my family has nine of the dozen or so sequels so far.



Sweet Apple Massacre
My Critique of the above fic:
Cheerilee's Garden
Pretty much anything that Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater finds reason to spork.


Confession time: "Cupcakes" was the first MLP fanfic I ever read. I read Cupcakes before I ever watched My Little Pony. I found it by accident through TvTropes, read the "Grimdark as crap Oh God know what you're getting into" tag, and figured, What the heck?

Cheerilee's Garden actualy got another chapter. I had the...unfortunate pleasure of finding it when it was just a one-shot, and I am sorry to say that it's now nearly twice as long as it was before.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-03, 07:27 PM
... although considering the above review that I should not have allowed myself to read, I think my soul could use a hug....

*Hugs* I feel you man. I hate slashers. In just about every form in fact.

Also, now I have to go grab my nephew so I can watch The Land Before Time again.

CrnivorousMeece
2012-07-03, 07:33 PM
Oh hey Ponythread, I see you've started a new thread that's...nice. Anyway Princess Celsetia has me on vacation in Hoofington Beach I'm pretty exhausted. I probably won't be dropping by very much so see you in a few weeks bye!

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-03, 07:35 PM
Anyone else remember The Land Before Time?


And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

Oh, I remember those movies.

I remember them because I have been a fan of dinosaurs since, well, before I can remember.

A proper lay palentologist, who, even at age four, was able and willing to pick holes in and correct the inaccuracies in the for-school TV programs shown at school to the teacher (who did, in fact, take my corrections on board, knowing as she did, I damn well knew what I was talking about1 and alone in the whole school, able to identify dinosaurs from descriptions read out in assembly, putting the children some eight years my senior to shame.

I still love dinosaurs, and now, as then, I hate those movies with the void-cold anti-fire of a thousand frozen suns. I hate the whole IDEA of those movies.

For their ridiculous innacuracies - which, even were I at the time four and not eight - that I could and did pick up on. That cannot survive even the most cursory glance.

For glaringly once again trivialising natural history with anthropamorphism2 in the Disney-style, which is bad enough, but this time, treading on MY sacred turf.

For disregarding the proper names of the dinosaurs, that, once again, I had known and loved and been able to remember and pronounce since I was before school age and replacing them with a load of old cobblers. (Needless to say one of the reasons 4E's monster manual, alone out of all the RPG books I have bought in all my years, that I have got shot of, was due to this same issue.)

But most of all, most of FREAKING ALL, for the unfathomable bigotry of once AGAIN casting carnivores as nothing more than mindless predators, while glorifying the herbivores.

Never mind that herbivores are virtually always the most stupid of any given group of creatures (it's omnivores and carnivores that have the brains, and most often the former much more than the latter; domesticated horses and elephants are something of an exception). Never mind that tyrannosaurus (which, no, I have always steadfastly refused to abbreviate to T. Rex, in the same way as I don't talk about D(einonychus)-Antirropus) is the most popular and iconic dinosaur of them all.

So, yeah, I remember those movies.

Well enough to wish that their creators run afoul of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge Snarl and Swoop in a dark alley and get extremely messily and horribly spifflicated!

Graaaaaagh!!!!

*metallic Lich rage*



1You recall that I've said before how my primary school teachers called me middle-aged at eleven? This is exactly why.

2Something that, as a pony fan, may come of something of a surprise. But generally, I really dislike excessive anthropamorphication. Pony manages to get around it by not being really all that anthropamorphic or at least going about it with some thought behind it (which is what gets all my extra credit; I appreciate the effort, even if the end result isn't always stellar (though in pony's case, it usually is)). And even in Pony, I find the presence of other sapient cattle/donkeys etc and something rather unappealing (as done in canon; it's better done in some fanon (Dangerous Journey, for one)), as it moves into that "excessive" region.

Anarion
2012-07-03, 07:40 PM
Here here!

My mother once told me that I wore out our original version in VHS and that the copy we still have now is actually the second.

I can still recite the Pizza Hut commercial.... @.@


Also... Whatever you do, don't Google "Land before time ponies" unless you WANT to cry.

I still have the original VHS, also with the pizza hut commercial. It's at my parents' house somewhere, and I'm fairly certain I know where.


Oh, I remember those movies.

I remember them because I have been a fan of dinosaurs since, well, before I can remember.

A proper lay palentologist, who, even at age four, was able and willing to pick holes in and correct the inaccuracies in the for-school TV programs shown at school to the teacher (who did, in fact, take my corrections on board, knowing as she did, I damn well knew what I was talking about1 and alone in the whole school, able to identify dinosaurs from descriptions read out in assembly, putting the children some eight years my senior to shame.

I still love dinosaurs, and now, as then, I hate those movies with the void-cold anti-fire of a thousand frozen suns. I hate the whole IDEA of those movies.

For their ridiculous innacuracies - which, even were I at the time four and not eight - that I could and did pick up on. That cannot survive even the most cursory glance.

For glaringly once again trivialising natural history with anthropamorphism2 in the Disney-style, which is bad enough, but this time, treading on MY sacred turf.

For disregarding the proper names of the dinosaurs, that, once again, I had known and loved and been able to remember and pronounce since I was before school age and replacing them with cobblers. (Needless to say one of the reasons 4E's monster manual, alone out of all the RPG books I have bought in all my years was due to this same issue.)

But most of all, most of FREAKING ALL, for the unfathomable bigotry of once AGAIN casting carnivores as nothing more than mindless predators, while glorifying the herbivores.

Never mind that herbivores are virtually always the most stupid of any given group of creatures (it's omnivores and carnivores that have the brains, and most often the former much more than the latter; domesticated horses and elephants are something of an exception). Never mind that tyrannosaurus (which, no, I have always steadfastly refused to abbreviate to T. Rex, in the same way as I don't talk about D(einonychus)-Antirropus) is the most popular and iconic dinosaur of them all.

So, yeah, I remember those movies.

Well enough to wish that their creators run afoul of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge Snarl and Swoop in a dark alley and get extremely messily and horribly spifflicated!

Graaaaaagh!!!!

*metallic Lich rage*



1You recall that I've said before how my primary school teachers called me middle-aged at eleven? This is exactly why.

2Something that, as a pony fan, may come of something of a surprise. But generally, I really dislike excessive anthropamorphication. Pony manages to get around it by not being completely anthropamorphic. And even in Pony I find the presence of other sapient cattle/donkeys etc and something rather unappealing (as done in canon; it's better done in some fanon (Dangerous Journey, for one), as it moves into that "excessive" region.

Fillies and Gentlecolts, I give you pure evil, as clearly presented as you shall ever receive it.

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-03, 07:43 PM
Unmoved by the Sharptooth/Little-Foot's mother scene on account of paleontological errors?

What are you, some kind of heartless, unliving monst....
Oh, right, yeah. Carry on. :smallwink:

Gamerlord
2012-07-03, 07:51 PM
And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.
Is it weird that when I first watched that film I thought Littlefoot was a girl? I cannot remember why I thought that, but I did. Maybe it was the eyelashes.

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-07-03, 08:04 PM
There's typing something and adding the word "pony" to a google image search.

That's what I do.


And I do remember Land Before Time. The original was superb and a wonderful childhood movie with some legitimate dark themes (Sharptooth was scary as hell when you're 6). All follow-up movies do not exist, there was only one movie and I refuse to hear otherwise.

Preach it!

A damn fine movie it is, and I watched it about a bazillion times as a kid. Not even exaggerating, I'm fairly certain it's the movie I've rewatched most times ever. I loved it to bits. But... I have no idea what you're talking about regarding sequels.


Asian pirate ponies making cheap knockoffs.


Oh, I see. Carry on then.

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-03, 08:06 PM
Is it weird that when I first watched The Land Before Time I thought Littlefoot was a girl? I cannot remember why I thought that, but I did. Maybe it was the eyelashes.

Yes, a little, especially as according to IMDB littlefoot wasn't even voiced by a girl, (unlike so many other young male characters).

SiuiS
2012-07-03, 08:10 PM
Some people are weird. *shrug*




WEIRD MY CUTIE MARK, SOME PEOPLE ARE ****ED UP!

*slowly lowers business card, tucks it Ito a pocket and walks away, whistling a jaunty tune*



These seem redundant. If there were no sequels or remakes, why would there be a need to establish you are referring to the original? :smallconfused:

Because if you don't acknowledge the crazies even cursorially they get malky.

... Though I suppose telling them they are wrong is actually worse than ignoring them...


I'll agree to disagree with you there. For some people, Hell might be surprising when you first see it, but otherwise for those not willing to fall to sin, it's nothing.


This would be a fun conversation if "sin" did not ensconce it firmly in the area of religion, which is against board regs. Alas.

Is will instead, point you to the GitP user, TheSuccubus. In his signature you will find a quote by Raz_Fox, our very own, which is sufficient to make my point enough that I won't spend the next hour fidgeting.

Really wish I knew when I fell off the wagon and got addicted to arguing again...



I'll consider the invitation another time.

... although considering the above review that I should not have allowed myself to read, I think my soul could use a hug.... :smallfrown:

Pfff no. That wasn't an invitation, that was humor!
I'll save the real welcome for when you're ready to receive :smallsmile:
Also
*hugs!*


Oh, I remember those movies.

I remember them because I have been a fan of dinosaurs since, well, before I can remember.

A proper lay palentologist, who, even at age four, was able and willing to pick holes in and correct the inaccuracies in the for-school TV programs shown at school to the teacher (who did, in fact, take my corrections on board, knowing as she did, I damn well knew what I was talking about1 and alone in the whole school, able to identify dinosaurs from descriptions read out in assembly, putting the children some eight years my senior to shame.

I still love dinosaurs, and now, as then, I hate those movies with the void-cold anti-fire of a thousand frozen suns. I hate the whole IDEA of those movies.

For their ridiculous innacuracies - which, even were I at the time four and not eight - that I could and did pick up on. That cannot survive even the most cursory glance.

For glaringly once again trivialising natural history with anthropamorphism2 in the Disney-style, which is bad enough, but this time, treading on MY sacred turf.

For disregarding the proper names of the dinosaurs, that, once again, I had known and loved and been able to remember and pronounce since I was before school age and replacing them with a load of old cobblers. (Needless to say one of the reasons 4E's monster manual, alone out of all the RPG books I have bought in all my years, that I have got shot of, was due to this same issue.)

But most of all, most of FREAKING ALL, for the unfathomable bigotry of once AGAIN casting carnivores as nothing more than mindless predators, while glorifying the herbivores.

Never mind that herbivores are virtually always the most stupid of any given group of creatures (it's omnivores and carnivores that have the brains, and most often the former much more than the latter; domesticated horses and elephants are something of an exception). Never mind that tyrannosaurus (which, no, I have always steadfastly refused to abbreviate to T. Rex, in the same way as I don't talk about D(einonychus)-Antirropus) is the most popular and iconic dinosaur of them all.

So, yeah, I remember those movies.

Well enough to wish that their creators run afoul of Grimlock, Slag, Sludge Snarl and Swoop in a dark alley and get extremely messily and horribly spifflicated!

Graaaaaagh!!!!

*metallic Lich rage*



1You recall that I've said before how my primary school teachers called me middle-aged at eleven? This is exactly why.

2Something that, as a pony fan, may come of something of a surprise. But generally, I really dislike excessive anthropamorphication. Pony manages to get around it by not being really all that anthropamorphic or at least going about it with some thought behind it (which is what gets all my extra credit; I appreciate the effort, even if the end result isn't always stellar (though in pony's case, it usually is)). And even in Pony, I find the presence of other sapient cattle/donkeys etc and something rather unappealing (as done in canon; it's better done in some fanon (Dangerous Journey, for one)), as it moves into that "excessive" region.

Heh. Yeah~

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-03, 08:12 PM
Fillies and Gentlecolts, I give you pure evil, as clearly presented as you shall ever receive it.

Those abominations are an affront to palentologists everywhere, and I swear by the spirits of Robert Bakker and Michel J Benton1 they shall be abolised when I take over, and the very memories of them be expunged from history in the white-cold rime-rimmed frost of justice!


Unmoved by the Sharptooth/Little-Foot's mother scene on account of paleontological errors?

What are you, some kind of heartless, unliving monst....
Oh, right, yeah. Carry on. :smallwink:

Yer damn right. And I didn't twitch an eyelid at Bambi, either. (Or even Optimus Prime in the movie, for that matter. Since by that time he'd died about a bazillion times already in the comics.)

'Cos, you know, people and animals die (see: Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Star Fleet, Terrahawks, Marvel's Tranformers comic run and all the other things that I'd been exposed to by then). So, no, a laughable play for sympathy for an improperly-named sauropod being eaten by an improperly-named tyrannosaur in a fashion tamer than half my sodding dinosaur books did not, in fact, make anything even remotely moving.

Especially since that, unlike Bambi (which at least had the decency to have sorta half-a-point, in an anti-hunting or Man verses Nature sorta way), that was villifying carnivores and predators as Evil; an attitude I find unequivocably and indefensibly excreble. Predators are predators, that's what they do! And 99% of them are far more interesting than most herbivores, nonsentient equines included!

(Watching herbivores eat is, let's face it, not interesting. Watching something hunting, be it a plant, to a predatory sea snail to an ant-eater to a hunting wasp to a chimpanzee to a weasel, is at least entertaining. A cow/deer/horse eating grass is really not.)

You want moving, try Spock's death scene in Star Trek II, or the finale of Codename: Kids Next Door, or hell, a good chunk of pony fanfiction.

I have been more "moved" by My Little Pony. The 1980s My Little Pony. (Seriously, watching Applejack get turned into a demonic dragon was more disquieting than most Transformers espidoes.)

Heck, seeing Doc Terror turn those dinosaurs into cyborgs in that episode of Centurions left more of an impact. ('Specially since was not, unlike most cartoon deus ex machina, reversable.)


Heh. Yeah~

Brohoof... er Lichclaw...? I dunno.



1Both still living, at time of posting, as far as is known.

Balmas
2012-07-03, 08:17 PM
Cheerilee's Garden actualy got another chapter. I had the...unfortunate pleasure of finding it when it was just a one-shot, and I am sorry to say that it's now nearly twice as long as it was before.

...What? She killed her entire class in gruesome ways. How do you do a sequel to that?

You know what, I don't want to know.


Regarding the Land Before Time: I remember I had a stuffed Littlefoot doll about the size of a big teddy bear. It's passed on to the big toyland in the sky now, but there are many fond memories involving that fuzzball.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-03, 08:23 PM
Sobering realisation: that movie came out not long after my baby sister had died, if I'm judging the time right (though I'm not sure when it came on TV over here, since I know I didn't see it at the cinema); so by that point, I was tragically all-too acquainted with actual loss and grief to be taken in by a Disneyified play for it in such an insulting fashion.

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-03, 08:26 PM
Especially since that, unlike Bambi (which at least had the decency to have sorta half-a-point, in an anti-hunting or Man verses Nature sorta way), that was villifying carnivores and predators as Evil; an attitude I find unequivocably and indefensibly excreble. Predators are predators, that's what they do! And 99% of them are far more interesting than most herbivores, nonsentient equines included!

Just want to raise a point on this issue;
The film is portrayed entirely from the viewpoint of the Herbivores. The predatory carnivore is, indeed, portrayed as a vicious and unmerciful killing machine, because from the point of view of it's prey, that's exactly what it is.

Also, whilst wiki/imdbing the film to check littlefoot's voice actor, I noticed that in the non-existant sequels they not only raise a sharptooth baby of some kind but it also grows up Bilingual. Which is to say, it's canon in the extended universe of the franchise that there is, ontop of all the other factors, a largely insurmountable language barrier between the protagonists of the first film and the predatory antagonist. Which kind of rules out there being any meaningful room for interaction, don't you think?

Also, Bambi is too Saccarine to be reliably moving and Prime goes down like a chump, so there's that.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-03, 08:27 PM
Sobering realisation: that movie came out not long after my baby sister had died, if I'm judging the time right (though I'm not sure when it came on TV over here, since I know I didn't see it at the cinema); so by that point, I was tragically all-too acquainted with actual loss and grief to be taken in by a Disneyified play for it in such an insulting fashion.

Damn it Lich now nopony can argue with you on this I was just about to compose a stinging riposte.

(Seriously though that sucks)

Pokonic
2012-07-03, 08:32 PM
In other news, I cannot go to sleep. Fluttershy is watching me. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0TWL53QYLY&feature=related)

Maxtronaut
2012-07-03, 08:33 PM
*Takes cigar. Sniffs.*

Wow, Trixie was right! The cigars here are better! :smallbiggrin:

Pendulous
2012-07-03, 08:34 PM
I found out about OOTS from a D&D player who really liked OOTS. There was no reference, just "read this it's funny and ha D&D stuff".

I found ponies first, OOTS second. I owe the bronies on MMOC for showing it to me.


And it all kinda blurs from there. I was searching for ya, but for some reason "look at panels" never occurred to me. They are so rarely something I would consider worth my time at a convention... Darn.

I'll just have to like, post my room number next time.


I don't even remember the name of the hotel. Like I said, I was being treated, and all that info wasn't really up to me. But it was the hotel where everyone else was. I think if I had the choice, I'd go alone. I liked the panels more than the vendors. Anything I would have wanted was either A. sold out immediately (there was a fantastic Spitfire image at one of them, by the time we saw it, it was already sold. Plushies of course went super fast), or B. Ungodly expensive. See plushies. Though they were a lot cheaper than I would have thought. When you see em going on eBay for thousand of dollars, you get shocked when some of em aren't even triple digits.


The sound quality was very... Interesting. I had the magical power of always wing somewhere that the speakers didn't interfere with themselves and I could hear perfectly. Whenever I let somepony else choose the seats? Garbled noise.

It was unfortunate, though. A lot of amateur con errors. Volume was too middling, so the soft speakers still sounded mumbly and the loud speakers created issues. Several non-professional presenters were asked to repeat because they couldn't keep the mic by their mouths. An there was that unfortunate minute-long feedback spike at one point, where all the VAs just sort of looked at the presenter until he moved his mic away.



Yeah, lots of issues. It was because I was there :p I was going to say that in their defense, it was by far the biggest one yet, so they didn't know how to handle it, but I don't know how experienced the staff is, how well they knew the convention center, and whatnot.

Anyway, not sure if it was mentioned here, but MLP Online beta is ready http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/mlp-online-beta-releases.html

TheAmishPirate
2012-07-03, 08:35 PM
Asian pirate ponies making cheap knockoffs.

http://i.imgur.com/tVg4z.pngThat's my story and I'm stickin to it.


You best not be sayin' good honest pirates is responsible for them abominations beyond time an' space.
http://i.imgur.com/gMCGS.png

Y'know, 'cause it's the Land Before Time which means technically yeah I'm going to just keep quiet now.

MCerberus
2012-07-03, 08:35 PM
Ooh the Lich is back! Hey you're just in time to be the first customer for my exploding lighters. I perfected them while you were gone, they're 38 * 10^-5 percent less likely to cause nuclear explosions

BlasTech
2012-07-03, 08:36 PM
"OOh, a new thread. What's happening in he--"


I did a thing. The one time I need my drawing pad in a year and I left it at home...

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/185/7/1/thumblr_by_tvtyrant-d55zty7.png

O_o;;

*Is torn between shock and a warm fuzzy feeling at somepony noticing me hiding here*

That does it, time to start practising drawing again!

Pendulous
2012-07-03, 08:39 PM
Oh, and there was this Mediterranean place called Stefano's in the Plaza. Before the closing ceremonies, we caught a group of bronies there using a Twilight plushie to lure people in. Worked for us, but my rommate's girlfriend love Mediterranean anyway. She gave us a discount, but it was humorous, because she was trying too hard to get us in. She had no idea who we were, because she called us Comicon people at first.

MCerberus
2012-07-03, 08:40 PM
Oh, and if you include 'askagentgummy' onto the ponythread blog I might be able to do some picturizing.

Luka
2012-07-03, 08:43 PM
Most parents have a saying, Involving jumping, bridges, and groupthink. :smallwink:

And I keep pointing out about the misuse of horrendous levels it usually has (seriously? comparing throwing something out of a window with jumping off a building?)


You've gotten a lot better, but that is why Everypony got upset back when.

Maybe got better....Cuz I'm doing almost nothing now


Silly Luka. If a goose quacks, it's a duck.
Geese honk.

honestly, I can't tell from ducks and geese.
And I'm actualy saying that without game purpose, but if you want, then just keep playing about it, it's the only interaction I seem to achieve XD

Raz_Fox
2012-07-03, 08:51 PM
Congratulations! Less than a week on Ponythread, and you've already discovered Cupcakes, one of the most infamous badfics of the Brony Community.

Also, YES.
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/media/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSJ6MjAxMi8wNy8wNC8wMF8yNV8yNl81NDZfMz A1OTNfX3NhZmVfcmFpbmJvd19kYXNoX3BpbmtpZV9waWVfaHVt YW5pemVkX2RvY3Rvcl93aG9fdGFyZGlzX2Fza19odW1hbl9waW 5raWVfcGllX2FuZF9kYXNoBjoGRVQ/30593__safe_rainbow-dash_pinkie-pie_humanized_doctor-who_tardis_ask-human-pinkie-pie-and-dash.jpg

I remember the time I tried to read Cupcakes. I don't remember exactly when I threw up my hands and said NOPE, only that it happened. As far as I'm concerned, the only good thing about Cupcakes is that it led directly to the amazing Rainbow Dash Presents: Cupcakes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AbtCTbSWTk).

Incidentally, that is a very nice picture.


I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!

There are always those who enjoy corruption, in every grouping of men and ponies. But the specific reasonings for these are different.

Cupcakes? Someone didn't like Rainbow Dash being shipped with Pinkie Pie. Thus, he resolved to ruin the collective days of those shippers he so loathed.
Rainbow Factory? Someone wrote a creepy song about the Rainbow Factory and someone decided that its secret was that ponies were ground into rainbows, and wrote a fic in honor of the song.
Sweet Apple Massacre? Someone saw how much attention Cupcakes was getting, and decided that he wanted that kind of infamy.

Apropos of nothing, look up Thanqol's dramatic reading of Cupcakes. Trust me, you want to hear it. (And then listen to his dramatic reading of my very own "Bright New Days".)


I DON'T WANT THAT HONOR!

YOU NEVER ASKED FOR THIS


Frankly, the problem with most such fics is that they just aren't very good, the horrible content, though an important feature, is almost secondary for them.
This is also kind of the secret of the awesomeness of the Rainbow-Dash-Presents (http://youtu.be/_AbtCTbSWTk) series.

Watch RDP. If confused, watch the Mentally Advanced series that preceded it, too.

No, really. You're scrolling past this. Stop. Go watch. Cupcakes and Rainbow Factory are REQUIRED. Bubbles and Somewhere To Be Flying are also recommended, as is Haunting Nightmare, if you've watched some of the Mentally Advanced Series.

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-03, 09:04 PM
I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!

I DON'T WANT THAT HONOR!

Some of those fanfics get pretty bad, I'd suggest Rainbow Dash Presents as a humorous way of finding some of them. It's not very fun some of the things that get made in parts of bronydom.

I did a thing. The one time I need my drawing pad in a year and I left it at home...

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/185/7/1/thumblr_by_tvtyrant-d55zty7.png
Seems good to me, will be added in the morning probably before 10 (EST)

On a side note, is the Ask Pinkamina tumblr still up and about? All this talk of cupcakes reminded me of its existence.

If you are thinking of the one by crookedtrees, no he long since stopped it. There is a new blog by... someone that basically hosts copies of all it's posts.

There is one about Big Mac and the three fillies you should avoid. I never read it, so the name isn't burned into my memory, but apparently it was purposefully written to be worse than Cupcakes.
That's Sweet Apple...

Sweet Apple Massacre I believe, and I've never heard it's badwrong reputation contradicted, unlike the other two.

Not touching that one with a non-Euclidean barge-pole.

Frankly, the problem with most such fics is that they just aren't very good, the horrible content, though an important feature, is almost secondary for them.
This is also kind of the secret of the awesomeness of the Rainbow-Dash-Presents (http://youtu.be/_AbtCTbSWTk) series.
It may have been a few hours, but damn you beat me on all the answers I wanted to say.
But, yeah highly suggest skipping by Sweet Apple Massacre. Let's just say non-consensual male-female stuff and move on.


Miss Pinkamena one? Last time I saw pics from it, it's even worse now >_<

Well, I hear there was one about Trixie helping CMC, but I also heard that abomination was wiped off the net, thank me >_<
I think you are mixing up blogs, if I remember names correctly that's the one that sorta ties into the DiscordWhooves/Master universe.

And that fic is Trixie's Funhouse, also highly suggested to avoid. I kinda subjected myself to some of the worst gorefics I could find. On the bright side because of those fics (specifically cupcakes), I made 3-4 of my friends bronies. Though they don't really post much, I think DarkReaper1382 mostly lurks, not sure about the other two that have accounts here.


Oh, and if you include 'askagentgummy' onto the ponythread blog I might be able to do some picturizing.
Pretty much anything's cool with me. I have multiple means of contact, so just find a way to get in touch if you want to find a way to work things out.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-03, 09:07 PM
I say Ol' chaps, but it seems apparent to myself that this string of electronical
postage is increasing it's momentum with each passing incarnation.



I'm not a stranger to completely ****ed up stuff... I just kinda prefer the gore to be kept out the sugar... is that really so hard to ask? *twitch twitch*
Agreed my good man, please accept this embrace of comfort, for I have been to a location not unlike to the one you have been. A tumblr of a certain missrarity, I pray thee, do not look for said affront, not even in jest.



... although considering the above review that I should not have allowed myself to read, I think my soul could use a hug.... :smallfrown:
Another embrace for thy ethereal counterpart, for these crimes against ponykind must not be allowed to hurt good people.



Also, that reminds me, Zigg'rrauglurr, got my mail with guide...?
Why yes, thank thee my good mare, I believed I had corresponded back to you, but it is apparent I was mistaken. My sincerest apologies

Let us forget the unsavory story named after pastry while remembering our current title:
http://scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/img/mlfw2604-Luna_saw_what_you_did_there.jpg
http://files.sharenator.com/5564020_20classy20derpy_hooves20Ditzy_Doo20meme20m onocle20shrug20shrugpony20top_hat1_Top_Hat_Explosi on-s945x945-278955-580.png
http://www.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/133091525746.jpg
Also narwhals
http://img0-llalt.etsystatic.com/000/0/6273075/il_170x135.328859224.jpg

And this was too good to let it pass.
http://pinkie.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/133966540401.png


Regarding the last image, Maxtronaut I find myself still expecting the CompanionCubeCannon being inflicted to Thubby from the previous thread. I assume that this time would be from space too.

Strife Warzeal, my good man, I have directed a personal missive to include my personal information in the current directory of PonyThread, being that said list cannot be edited publicly. The fact that there are no many legitimate appellations that can take my place from the bottom of said list also increase my contentment... Come to think of it, this is one of the few places were anypony is capable of picking up the origin of my current appellation.

Merellis
2012-07-03, 09:20 PM
As I'll hopefully always do when Cupcakes is brought up, here's something that might save your soul and mind. The alternate ending to Cupcakes in comic form!

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/036/d/a/cupcakes__alternate_ending_by_mickeymonster-d4oqbuk.png (http://mickeymonster.deviantart.com/art/Cupcakes-Alternate-Ending-283403900)

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-03, 09:29 PM
Strife Warzeal, my good man, I have directed a personal missive to include my personal information in the current directory of PonyThread, being that said list cannot be edited publicly. The fact that there are no many legitimate appellations that can take my place from the bottom of said list also increase my contentment... Come to think of it, this is one of the few places were anypony is capable of picking up the origin of my current appellation.
Got it, all changes have been made. Some of that data was so difficult to enter, was confused which was going where. :smallbiggrin:
I am a bit ashamed however, on how long it took me to understand what you are saying. This filthy commoner is unused to your sophisticated speech.

As I'll hopefully always do when Cupcakes is brought up, here's something that might save your soul and mind. The alternate ending to Cupcakes in comic form!

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/036/d/a/cupcakes__alternate_ending_by_mickeymonster-d4oqbuk.png (http://mickeymonster.deviantart.com/art/Cupcakes-Alternate-Ending-283403900)

It is always a nice thing to read, I personally read through it every time it's posted here.

Thanqol
2012-07-03, 09:30 PM
This is true.
Tara strong is like Thanqol, but with less hats and better taste in dresses. (with apologies to Thanqol's taste in dressed if he's actually good at it)

Flatterer.


An there is always my fallback; Thanqol.
Thanqol is a brony.
Thanqol will probably change the world.
Now we play the waiting game, and see if we can go for the high score in the meantime.

I don't need to change the world; I have changed myself. The world will be collateral damage.


I will say that I am not in any of these pictures. Although I may have been shown somewhere in some of the "Hour with De Lancie" videos people have taken.

Also, Thanqol's prize is the the only remaining item yet to be fulfilled. (and Voice message) It's because I have not received it yet, and don't have details, the producers are probably exhausted from the con and still have to head towards BUCK and Galacon I believe. So I apologize for your reward delay Thanqol.

I am prepared to wait! :smallsmile:


Woe betide those who think about just making the next thread themselves. There are rules to be followed.

Cults have rules.


Unless you're Thanqol.

Which was why I made so many rules when I was in charge!


Also, good morning. I am cold, stiff and liberated, for I have finally put the past to rest.

Maxtronaut
2012-07-03, 09:31 PM
Regarding the last image, Maxtronaut I find myself still expecting the CompanionCubeCannon being inflicted to Thubby from the previous thread. I assume that this time would be from space too.

Don't you worry. I have my OCCC all set up. The next time Thubby comments, he'll get a face full of heart cube-ness. :smallamused:

OracleofWuffing
2012-07-03, 09:37 PM
Welp, now that the bronycon pictures are over, I can post a picture, too!
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3943/walleyes.jpg
Granted I made the legs too big, forgot to draw the neck, and there's probably a couple hundred of the same concept pictures floating around, but pony!

Yana
2012-07-03, 09:47 PM
Congratulations! Less than a week on Ponythread, and you've already discovered Cupcakes, one of the most infamous badfics of the Brony Community.

Also, YES.
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/media/BAhbBlsHOgZmSSJ6MjAxMi8wNy8wNC8wMF8yNV8yNl81NDZfMz A1OTNfX3NhZmVfcmFpbmJvd19kYXNoX3BpbmtpZV9waWVfaHVt YW5pemVkX2RvY3Rvcl93aG9fdGFyZGlzX2Fza19odW1hbl9waW 5raWVfcGllX2FuZF9kYXNoBjoGRVQ/30593__safe_rainbow-dash_pinkie-pie_humanized_doctor-who_tardis_ask-human-pinkie-pie-and-dash.jpg

Words cannot express the joy I feel when viewing this image.

Edit: By Luna! This thread moves fast.

Alabenson
2012-07-03, 09:50 PM
Where are you guys all finding your images?

I just use Google Images.
Warning: Exposure to Google Images can be harmful to your mental state. Only licensed professionals should image mine using Google Images.


I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!

I'm starting to think we need to set up a support group for new bronies who've been exposed to cupcakes.


.... You know, I actualy bought a Amulet of Positive Energy Protection for this very thing. So you might need to find a bigger set of cannons.

Also, parden my attempt at a pratical joke, mam, but I do belive your fiance needs rehabilitation. It seems that he is addicted to....guns.

Oh, I assumed you'd have some sort of defense against that blast. The point was to distract you long enough for Igor to slip into your lair and rescue my sister-in-law. Who's now going to be staying onboard my ship. For the indeterminate future.
...
YOU WERE PLANNING THIS FROM THE START, WEREN’T YOU YOU MISRABLE ROTTING BASTARD?


> blame OFC for odd behavior
> utilize OFC as correction device
> Profit

Let's be honest; I'm an immortal, amoral crackpot. Expecting logic from me is like expecting a calm, measured response from Pinkie Pie.

Pokonic
2012-07-03, 10:13 PM
Oh, I assumed you'd have some sort of defense against that blast. The point was to distract you long enough for Igor to slip into your lair and rescue my sister-in-law. Who's now going to be staying onboard my ship. For the indeterminate future.
...
YOU WERE PLANNING THIS FROM THE START, WEREN’T YOU YOU MISRABLE ROTTING BASTARD?


Nyhahahahahaha!

Actualy, she planned it. She realy wants to get away from royal duties a bit (I could hardly tell: I have seen better management from a Draconequis), and so she decided to ask me to keep her in a magic bubble for a bit until she "excaped". If you want to see proof, Igor's hands should have been reduced to sinew and bone after he broke that thing. And besides, I think, as the only remaining female portion of the fire realms royalty, she should help out with the dress.

Speaking of that, Nightcore has alerted me that she is going to be staying over at your place to help out with the wedding. So, yeah. And I have a group of utterly adorable ghoul scouts who want to be flower fillies.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0a3074e06a3946def4445f756d17f518/167428%20-%20artist%3Atwinkldrop%20brownie_hooves%20gore%20p alette_swap%20Velvet%20zombie%20zombie_ponies.png

.....I am sure we can find some staples, sweeties.
.....This is going to be the weirdest royal wedding ever.

And I was there when the Black Goat of a Thousand Young married Pan. Uhhhgggg.

the_druid_droid
2012-07-03, 10:19 PM
I'm not an artist. I'm a handy scribbler, but Thanqol and DD and Tiki and Kairaven and Inkwell are artists.


Lies and slander!

I am but a humble drawpony who moonlights as a transporter for threadgoers...

>.>

:smallbiggrin:

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-03, 10:23 PM
As I'll hopefully always do when Cupcakes is brought up, here's something that might save your soul and mind. The alternate ending to Cupcakes in comic form!


Thank thee Merellis, my good chap, for the pleasing comic, it acts as a soothing balm.

INoKnowNames, I hope your soul and mind are in better shape by now, I would recommend a big helping of "Smile,Smile, Smile" but, as you said, singing ponies are not your thing.... yet.


Welp, now that the bronycon pictures are over, I can post a picture, too!
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3943/walleyes.jpg
Granted I made the legs too big, forgot to draw the neck, and there's probably a couple hundred of the same concept pictures floating around, but pony!

Hey, at least you are trying, that's good. If you have the time, you could try running it through a photo editing software, or even making vectorized images. You know... for fun. We can never have to few pony images



Edit: By Luna! This thread moves fast.

By our most gratious princess, indeed it does! I'll be turning for the night, good night everypony, may Luna watch over thy dreams. (Not watch the actual dreams of course, poor gal, might get permanent damage from them)

OracleofWuffing
2012-07-03, 10:55 PM
Hey, at least you are trying, that's good. If you have the time, you could try running it through a photo editing software, or even making vectorized images. You know... for fun. We can never have to few pony images
I have degrees in studio art focusing in computer generated art and art theory. :smalltongue: Vectors were my thesis.

I keep trying to do just sketches because sketching and doodling just wasn't something I ever developed properly. All my finalized works are kinda "backwards" in that I see what I want to draw, draw that, and fix it repeatedly before arriving at the conclusion, instead of sketching then filling in the details. So, like, the more I can stab myself into sketching, the more I can stab myself into doing it right. :smallwink:

That, and I don't have Inkscape or Illustrator at work.

Lix Lorn
2012-07-03, 11:21 PM
Ponies! SiuiS and I have just found the world's most PINKIE drink ever!That is, if ponies drank alcohol...

Observe.
[Warning: kinda big pictures.]

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/6c42a24c.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/d2160a04.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/61b96d0e.jpg

AND THEN HE POURED THE ALCOHOL OVER THE COTTON CANDY.
Needs more cherrychanga


Here here!

My mother once told me that I wore out our original version in VHS and that the copy we still have now is actually the second.

I can still recite the Pizza Hut commercial.... @.@
(Has the box set DVDs of 1-12 or so...)


I don't need to change the world; I have changed myself. The world will be collateral damage.
Pretty much everything that spills from your keyboard is quoteworthy.

thubby
2012-07-03, 11:42 PM
Warning: the following post contains distinctly unfriendly behavior. you have been warned


This calls for a distraction.
"Hey, thubby, look over here! I finally finished the second chapter of my fanfic (https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1aoSpDTgsG0MIO-iC6h8R7xkiQUxtSPbM44JqDmi3Jc0)."
*tosses chapter at thubby*

oh look, more fan-

^ this. :smallbiggrin:

*Shoots Thubby once.*
. . . (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-sgxGli0Y)


Don't you worry. I have my OCCC all set up. The next time Thubby comments, he'll get a face full of heart cube-ness. :smallamused:

gummy?
http://i46.tinypic.com/2a5gady.jpg
pinkenstien, assemble your team.
http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/088/7/c/untoon_pinkie_pie_by_fire_camel-d3crtjt.jpg
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/103/b/1/untoon_rainbow_dash_by_fire_camel-d3d65ur.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljn4cwptDR1qbs4u5o1_500.jpg

*telefrags igor*
*walks over to OFC controls*
I'm borrowing this
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/251/d/1/orbital_friendship_cannon__by_ilsignorsoave-d49avh9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/52BzZ.png
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/261/f/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_aeroytechyon_x-d4a7to1.png
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/313/2/a/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_omniferious-d49l772.png
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/140/800/OrbitalFriendshipBeam.png?1309159976
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/352/b/9/orbital_friendship_cannon___hate_detected_by_delta raen-d4jfl6l.jpg
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=4963&pictureid=58025
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/230/6/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_sandman_ivan-d472fnr.png
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/10/17/220ac7a9-8795-473f-ab12-4b74d1e55cfa.gif
http://wallpaper.goodfon.com/image/7027-1600x1223.jpg
*teleports to maxtronaut's wrecked ship*
http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/70495bd818d17f472b0ca62517898a7b/179209%20-%20artist%3A2319ttn%20pinkie_pie%20zombie.png

now where is... aha
*levitates clockwork by his artificial wing*
attaching yourself to non-living matter was not the wisest of plans
*begins bludgeoning maxtronaut with clockwork while singing*
...when you bungled all your bangles, and your loved ones have been mangled... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LohgzBKXLY)

*opens gummy portal, gestures at maxtronaut*
take him alive
*drops clockwork then drags maxtronaut into gummy dimension*

Siosilvar
2012-07-03, 11:50 PM
*opens gummy portal, gestures at maxtronaut*
take him alive
*drops clockwork then drags maxtronaut into gummy dimension*

Now now, we can't have that.

Destination: ρϕθ remain, t minus five minutes.

DOOR opening.

Property damage or sanity damage, you don't get both.

Anarion
2012-07-04, 12:05 AM
Speaking of Rainbow Dash presents, they did a new one.

RDP: Haunting Nightmare (http://www.dawnsomewhere.com/rainbow-dash-presents/rdp-haunting-nightmare/)

It is good and you should all watch it. Spike is impressively competent.

Dexam
2012-07-04, 12:16 AM
I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!

Welcome to the Internet - here are your complementary bottles of brainbleach and eyeball acid wash. :smallwink:




.... Oh, please don't let me confuse you. I absolutely -love- music. It's what helps make this planet spin.

Cuteness runs the risk of making it hard for me to enjoy a song, though. I admit the songs aren't bad, but whenever I hear kids songs being sung, it makes me go into the fetal position...

What kind of music do you like? Because I can assure that there is brony music of it. Electronic (in it's various forms), rock, acoustic, pop, country, jazz, ska, orchestral, metal, piano... name your music flavour and we can find you some awesome songs.


Someone should roll out the big list of awesome pony music again. It seems like it gets posted every thread.
Where's Gadora? His list of awesome pony music is bigger than mine...

... not that I have list envy or anything.


Silly Luka. If a goose quacks, it's a duck.
Geese honk.

Especially if you cut them off in traffic.

:smalltongue:


I say Ol' chaps, but it seems apparent to myself that this string of electronical
postage is increasing it's momentum with each passing incarnation.

By Luna! This thread moves fast.
You're both new here, so let me just say you're doing it wrong... *clears throat*... "I say, fellow submitters of miniature equine electronic correspondence, but I must enquire as to why the prevalence of new information doth near exceed mine own capacity to maintain concurrence with events?"

Translation: http://i.imgur.com/DrMmg.png "PONYTHREAD, Y U MOVE SO FAST!?"

:smalltongue:


I don't need to change the world; I have changed myself. The world will be collateral damage.
Irresistable force meets immovable object? I'll let you determine which is which. :smallamused:



Speaking of that, Nightcore has alerted me that she is going to be staying over at your place to help out with the wedding. So, yeah. And I have a group of utterly adorable ghoul scouts who want to be flower fillies.

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/0a3074e06a3946def4445f756d17f518/167428%20-%20artist%3Atwinkldrop%20brownie_hooves%20gore%20p alette_swap%20Velvet%20zombie%20zombie_ponies.png

.....I am sure we can find some staples, sweeties.

... is that a ghoulified Velvet I spy?


Anyway, apologies for lack of posting - real life has been mugging me of most of my free time (curse you, workload!). For those who don't visit those parts of the Playground, there has a been a rare sighting (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230484&p=13487559) of a wild Dexam, complete with mini-Dexam.

Balmas
2012-07-04, 12:17 AM
Yo Thubby. C'mere. I got somethin' for ya.

Eternal is now an audiobook. (http://soundcloud.com/illya-leonov/tracks)

Brazen Shield
2012-07-04, 12:22 AM
Home again, home again, giggy gig!



XD get it?

We have safely landed and are on the train home! Weeeeee!!!!
Thing I am looking forward to the most?


KITTENs!!!

thubby
2012-07-04, 12:35 AM
Now now, we can't have that.

Destination: ρϕθ remain, t minus five minutes.

DOOR opening.

Property damage or sanity damage, you don't get both.
*looks at tiny cage*
*contemplates setting Siosilvar on fire*
fine:smallannoyed:
i have...


Eternal is now an audiobook. (http://soundcloud.com/illya-leonov/tracks)
...better things, to be doing anyway. though i do hope he learned his lesson. i would hate to have to teach it again

Eakin
2012-07-04, 01:13 AM
What kind of music do you like? Because I can assure that there is brony music of it. Electronic (in it's various forms), rock, acoustic, pop, country, jazz, ska, orchestral, metal, piano... name your music flavour and we can find you some awesome songs.


... not that I have list envy or anything.


DID SOMEPONY SAY LIST OF MLP FAN MUSIC?


It's a little heavy on the techno/electronic, but here's what I've got, by artist (some are collabs but only tagged under a single artist):

AcousticBrony - I'll Fly Higher

Alex S- My Little Pony intro (glitch remix), Party With Pinkie Pie, Party with Pinky Pie [VIP]

All Levels at Once- BBBFF (The Pony Way), Changeling, Fluttershy's Lament, Winter Wrap up ELECTROPOP, Smile ELECTROPOP,

And the Rainfall- Winter Wrap up (Sparkle Mix), Family Ways

Archie V- Becoming Popular, Christmas in Equestria, Love is in Bloom, Magic is Timeless (Silva Hound mix)

Art Attack-Spin that record (AA Remix)

Aviators- Friendship, Never Back Down

Baasik- DashStep

Chain Algorithm- Chillin' in Ponyville, Elements of Harmonics, Next Saturday, Weather Factory

Chris V- Yay

CKittyKat98 - Join the Herd (Nightcore)

d.notive- Let Your Mane Down, Vicious Lies

Daks- Becoming Popular (House remix), The Best Party, Cupcakes!, Love is in Bloom

Danial Ingram (show originals)- Smile, Winter Wrap Up, This Day Aria

DasDeer- Final Showdown w/ Nightmare Moon, Magic Never Fades, Pinkie Responsibility Pie

Derpy Hooves- Equestrian Sky Patrol

Donn DeVore- She Can Fly (Off of the Seeds of Kindness album)
Eurobeat Brony- I'm not listing all of these, just look up Super Ponybeat Vol 1 and Vol 2

Fire of Friendship- BBBFF

Foozogz- Feeling Whimsical, Avast Fluttershy's Ascot, Find a Pet (Candy mix), Fluttershy Likes Being Nice, Holding Hooves RMX, Friends Forever (til the end of time remix), Hearth's Warming Holiday Cheer, Pinkie Pie Loves Sugar, Leisurely Glide, Smile (rmx VIP), Sparkle (Season Rebirth), Sweetheart, This Song Made Man a Fluttershy

Forest Rain- Family Ways (cover)

General Mumble- Dreaming Waiting, Scratch vs. Octavia, =), Winter Wrapup (General Mumble Remix)

Griffinilla-Ceep Calm & Cup Cakes, Derpy Got Soul, Pinkie's Brew (extended)

Interrobang Pie- Dreaming of Slot Machines, Specstruction

JackleApp- Autumn (Derpy Hooves), The Fighting Ballad of Princess Celestia, Giggle at the Ghosty (Ponyhouse mix), Summer (Lyra and Bon Bon), You Gotta Glitch

Jeff the Strider- No Strings Attached, Pinkie Pie's Exomix (It's called a party remix), For the New Lunar Republic (Lullaby's end)

KeepOnRockin'-Pinkie Pie's Party Anthem, Spin that Record Vinyl Scratch

KingSpartaX37- Fluttershy's Flight at the Flying Battery Zone, Pinkie Pie's Frolic through Mushroom Hill, This Day Aria ~Death Egg Mk. II Final Boss Remix~, Winter Wrap Up at the Ice Cap Zone, Rainbow Road ~Pinkie Pie Smile Remix~

The Living Tombstone- Discord (Living Tombstone's mix), Smile Song remix

Makkon- Avast Octavia, Waltz for Trixie

MandoPony- A Long Way From Equestria, Wildfire Rock, Loyalty

Mic the Microphone- One Trick Pony, Petrified

Michael Arellano- Christmas in Ponyville (Snowed in mix)

Music by Octavia- Smile arranged for Strings/Percussion, Winter Wrap Up arranged for Percussion

NotACleverPony- All Powerful Trixie, Art of Celestia's Dress, For the New Lunar Republic, Main Theme (Farewell Party remix), Giggle (With) the Ghosty, Sonic Rainboom (Just an Old Mare's Tale), The Stars Will Aid Her Escape, Winter Wrap Up at the Everfree Forest

Omnipony- Toastbeard, Equestria in Gray

PinkiePieSwear- Flutterwonder, Simple Joy Mix, Sunshine and Celery Stalks

Pokey Smokes- Avast Fluttershy's Lament

Psycosis91- Flimflamandro, Smile 3x, Winter n Stuff

RainbowCrash88- Twilight's Stage theme, Applejack's Stage theme

Replacer- Let Your Mane Down (cover)

Silva Hound- Winter Wrap Up (Silva Hound Mix)

SimGretina- BBBFF (Sim Gretina remix), At The Gala (20% Cooler remix)

SoaringFlight- Above Cloudsdale

SoGreatAndPowerful- Pinkie Pie Swear

Trance Blossom- Hush Now Quiet Now (Trance Blossom remix)

Underpony- Aloe Aloe, Flutterwonder (Underpony rmx), Sleepyhead (Blackjack and Hookers mix), Sunshine and Celery Stalks, Summer

Whitetail- Pinkie's Stage theme, Rarity's stage theme

Wooden Toaster- Beyond Her Garden, Nightmare Night, Pinkie's Lie, Rainbow Factory, Love Me Cheerilee

And a few miscellaneous songs I don't have artists tagged for. That oughta get you started

Music By Octavia's channel has some really neat remixes in odd styles. But I would probably hold off on jumping into the music until you've seen more of the show. At least through Winter Wrap Up.

Man, pony thread, I'm craving breakfast cereal. I could really go for some
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/185/a/8/the_great_and_powerful_trixie__s_charms_by_nameles shero2222-d560t2l.png

Balmas
2012-07-04, 02:48 AM
I just thought I'd provide a link to this guy (http://plushiescraleos.deviantart.com/) who does amazing plushies. Now I just have to convince myself that it's worth 70 dollars or so to get that adorable Applebloom plushie.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/185/c/8/apple_bloom_by_plushiescraleos-d55y01o.jpg
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/071/5/7/octavia_plushie_by_plushiescraleos-d4skipb.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/158/8/c/lyra_heartstrings_plushie_plush_by_plushiescraleos-d52m7c7.jpg

thubby
2012-07-04, 02:57 AM
can we start putting the giant-list-of-pony-music™ in spoilers?

it's gotten rather, well, giant, and it's a bit repetitive for most of us.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 04:08 AM
"OOh, a new thread. What's happening in he--"



O_o;;

*Is torn between shock and a warm fuzzy feeling at somepony noticing me hiding here*

That does it, time to start practising drawing again!

Well you did seem to be the best rebuttal I had to the question :smallwink:

Deadly
2012-07-04, 04:50 AM
Reviewers

First draft of Roots of a Heart, chapter 3 (http://sta.sh/0rs111b8bti)

Still not sure how I feel about this story. I'll be happy when it's over, and thankfully there's only one chapter left to write (unless unexpected things happen).

Let me know what you think.

Anyone given this a look yet? It doesn't have to be anything profound or detailed, even just an "I liked it" if you read it and didn't have any major complaints.

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 05:39 AM
Anyone given this a look yet? It doesn't have to be anything profound or detailed, even just an "I liked it" if you read it and didn't have any major complaints.

Still tabbed and on my list, I've just had a hell of a last few days :smallfrown: Soonish, if you're prepared to wait.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 05:46 AM
Anyway, apologies for lack of posting - real life has been mugging me of most of my free time (curse you, workload!). For those who don't visit those parts of the Playground, there has a been a rare sighting (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230484&p=13487559) of a wild Dexam, complete with mini-Dexam.

I can see mini-Dexam has already figured out posing for the camera...


Still tabbed and on my list, I've just had a hell of a last few days :smallfrown: Soonish, if you're prepared to wait.

I appreciate I may come to regret asking this, but since I've been out of the loop, and after the second offhand reference to cataclysmic events in the last two posts, I am compelled to ask what it is that has gone on, if only so that I don't inadvertently stumble over some sore point or other down the line.

Deadly
2012-07-04, 05:46 AM
Still tabbed and on my list, I've just had a hell of a last few days :smallfrown: Soonish, if you're prepared to wait.

I'll wait. I'm just terribly impatient because I'm usually not so good at moving on while things like this are still in the back of my mind.

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 05:56 AM
I appreciate I may come to regret asking this, but since I've been out of the loop, and after the second offhand reference to cataclysmic events in the last two posts, I am compelled to ask what it is that has gone on, if only so that I don't inadvertently stumble over some sore point or other down the line.

I had to break a heart.

It was awful to do, but it had to be done.

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 06:09 AM
Roots of a Heart C3:

I don't have a review for you. Perhaps it's the music, perhaps it's my mood, but this all worked perfectly for me. Please, carry on.

Oh, one thing though:


Derpy sank a mouthful of sand, or so it felt—painful—and opened her heavy eyelids.

She what a what?

Deadly
2012-07-04, 06:15 AM
I had to break a heart.

It was awful to do, but it had to be done.

:smallfrown: Better to do so now than drag out the pain


Roots of a Heart C3:

I don't have a review for you. Perhaps it's the music, perhaps it's my mood, but this all worked perfectly for me. Please, carry on.

Yay! :smallbiggrin: Thanks. I was feeling quite uncertain about this chapter, and the story as a whole in fact, but at least this is reassuing.


Oh, one thing though:

She what a what?

I'll see about restructuring that sentence

Gamerlord
2012-07-04, 06:45 AM
Reviewers

First draft of Roots of a Heart, chapter 3 (http://sta.sh/0rs111b8bti)

Still not sure how I feel about this story. I'll be happy when it's over, and thankfully there's only one chapter left to write (unless unexpected things happen).

Let me know what you think.


Anyone given this a look yet? It doesn't have to be anything profound or detailed, even just an "I liked it" if you read it and didn't have any major complaints.
Read it, don't really have anything to say except it looks pretty good and I cannot immediately see anything wrong with it.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 06:46 AM
I had to break a heart.

It was awful to do, but it had to be done.

Ah. I see. Say n'more, guv.

Unfortunate, but in the grand scheme of things, not quite as bad as some of the things that it occurred to me that it could have been (which could involved serious injuries or death in the family etc, thus prompting my question (since those are really no laughing matter)). You'll have to forgive for being releaved it is not the worst case scenario.

It will be doubtless of little cheer, but I am intending to have another crack at the Jalyrkieon heads this evening, perhaps you can get some small measure of amusement by laughing at my incompetent blunderings into what passes for Bleakbane "artistry" later. 'Bout the best I can do, I'm, afriad!

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 06:50 AM
Ah. I see. Say n'more, guv.

Unfortunate, but in the grand scheme of things, not quite as bad as some of the things that it occurred to me that it could have been (which could involved serious injuries or death in the family etc, thus prompting my question (since those are really no laughing matter)). You'll have to forgive for being releaved it is not the worst case scenario.

It will be doubtless of little cheer, but I am intending to have another crack at the Jalyrkieon heads this evening, perhaps you can get some small measure of amusement by laughing at my incompetent blunderings into what passes for Bleakbane "artistry" later. 'Bout the best I can do, I'm, afriad!

I can do you one better, actually. I've begun work on that Lyra story that you pitched to me and it's amazing fun to write so far.

It's called Do Not Serve These Ponies (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35585/Do-Not-Serve-These-Ponies). Chapter three might happen sometime tonight.

TheAmishPirate
2012-07-04, 07:08 AM
And thus, the true identity of Crackle was revealed. (http://cupidite.tumblr.com/post/26486252024/dragonslayer)

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 07:17 AM
I can do you one better, actually. I've begun work on that Lyra story that you pitched to me and it's amazing fun to write so far.

It's called Do Not Serve These Ponies (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35585/Do-Not-Serve-These-Ponies). Chapter three might happen sometime tonight.

Ahahahahahahaha!

Brilliant!

Seriously, I was laughing out loud from the end of the second paragraph of the first chapter and throughout the rest of the story.

I especially liked the nonchalant way AJ and RD went off to fight Cosmic Horrors (because I'm totally convinced the Mane Six should absolutely be doing the super-hero-ing). Also that AJ is, y'know, smart (just because "straightforward" doesn't always mean "simple"), and the fact that I think we both like Deadpan Snarker Applejack best.

Also, only you could so seemlessly blend Cthulu-esque Eldritch Horror with slapstick...

As this thread title gives me even more excuses than usual to break out my stock of broad Derbyshire aphorisms, allow me to tell you you need to tek a soggy biscuit an' go t' top of the class!

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 07:26 AM
Ahahahahahahaha!

Brilliant!

Seriously, I was laughing out loud from the end of the second paragraph of the first chapter and throughout the rest of the story.

Ah, then I have succeeded ^^ The story mostly exists within my head so progress should be fairly steady.


I especially liked the nonchalant way AJ and RD went off to fight Cosmic Horrors (because I'm totally convinced the Mane Six should absolutely be doing the super-hero-ing). Also that AJ is, y'know, smart (just because "straightforward" doesn't always mean "simple"), and the fact that I think we both like Deadpan Snarker Applejack best.

Deadpan Snarker Applejack is best pony.


Also, only you could so seemlessly blend Cthulu-esque Eldritch Horror with slapstick...

Not entirely true; the Penny Arcade guys gave my brain the shove that sent it tumbling down this particular staircase.


As this thread title gives me even more excuses than usual to break out my stock of broad Derbyshire aphorisms, allow me to tell you you need to tek a soggy biscuit an' go t' top of the class!

I do not know what this means. I assume it's positive.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 07:47 AM
I do not know what this means. I assume it's positive.

...

...

Truth be known... I'm not entirely sure of the entemology myself... Only that it is something my Dad occasionally says.

And apparently, as a google search shows, I'm the only person in the Internet who uses that particular turn of phrase.

I know it's an inverse intention to "go run up a pump and swing on the handle", which is analogous to being negatively dismissed...

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-04, 08:03 AM
I do not know what this means. I assume it's positive.

Sounds like somepony what was British multiplied two bits of old slang by one another.

Because I didn't know they served biscuits in class there... do they Lich?

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 08:13 AM
Sounds like somepony what was British multiplied two bits of old slang by one another.

Because I didn't know they served biscuits in class there... do they Lich?

Not generally any more, though I can't speak for days gone by wherein that phrase probably originated.

Biscuits generally did get served with tea, however, and dunking biscuits in tea makes them soggy... I dunno, honestly, I have absolutely NO CLUE where that phrase comes from aside from it's such a delightfully unique one that it bears repeating...

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-04, 08:19 AM
Google decided to be horrible to me when I tried to look that phrase up

Apparently there is such a thing as a soggy biscuit... http://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.png

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-04, 08:25 AM
Haha, yeah. And I wouldn't describe it as a positive thing to say to a fellow. :smallbiggrin:

Also, what scandalous rot. Crackle is crackle. Crackle is best dragon, and if certain unsuccessful changelings feel the need to bask in his Crackley awesomeness then, well, that's understandable.

Oh man, so tempting to commission awesome, epic style interpretations of Crackle. I mean, eight legs means he must have phenominal traction.

edit:
Crackle is Best Dragon Dump!

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/145/9/5/my_little_pwnee_by_mlp_silver_quill-d50t8wi.jpg
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/077/0/c/the_almighty_crackle_by_dawnmistpony-d4t5u1y.png
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/079/f/7/excelsior__by_the_danitor-d4tfnf6.jpg
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/157/5/7/derpy_loves_liddle_crackle_by_thessur-d52jxwx.jpg
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/119/d/f/friendz_by_giuliabeck-d4xxoa4.png
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/100/e/4/cutie_origins___blazing_wit_by_alexlayer-d4vo3rw.png
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/184/e/6/crackle_is_best_dragon__the_plush_by_nerdymind-d55ubf5.jpg
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/082/8/7/570_mlp_ultimate_derp_by_silverlegends-d4tmssk.jpg
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/102/d/b/crackle_family_by_the_danitor-d4vyr8r.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/117/4/3/dinner_with_the_cracklings_by_the_danitor-d4xrypn.jpg
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/077/1/0/i_am_purty_by_crackleplz-d4t6j4o.png
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/157/4/e/comic___dragon_trouble_by_daringdashie-d52itzs.png
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/077/3/6/maximum_derp__by_seionkitsune-d4t5yrm.jpg
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/145/8/3/crackle_swag_by_pixelkitties-d4t7bof.png
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/078/3/7/dragon_quest_xix__the_quest_for_the_dragon_by_csim admax-d4tb753.png

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 09:19 AM
I'm done chapter three (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y4FBqXA_Msp-shJq35nKoiJYiCGGaIBS-IzeMfMN3kI/edit) of Do Not Serve These Ponies. I intend to upload it to FiMFiction tomorrow so if somepony could run through it to check for coherence and quality I'd be very appreciative.

Lix Lorn
2012-07-04, 09:36 AM
We have safely landed and are on the train home! Weeeeee!!!!
Thing I am looking forward to the most?

KITTENs!!!
(Is looking forward to braz and starry)

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 09:52 AM
Anyone given this a look yet? It doesn't have to be anything profound or detailed, even just an "I liked it" if you read it and didn't have any major complaints.

I think I've answered your question for 'reviews' before so I think you'll know what I'll say. Only problem is what Thanqol already pointed out.

I was only going to read the prelude to find out if I wanted to read the story and then I just continued on with it.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 09:56 AM
I'm done chapter three (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y4FBqXA_Msp-shJq35nKoiJYiCGGaIBS-IzeMfMN3kI/edit) of Do Not Serve These Ponies. I intend to upload it to FiMFiction tomorrow so if somepony could run through it to check for coherence and quality I'd be very appreciative.

Bwahahahaha!

I-Ahahahahahaha!

She- muahahahahahahaha!

And then ahahahahahahahaha!

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 10:03 AM
Bwahahahaha!

I-Ahahahahahaha!

She- muahahahahahahaha!

And then ahahahahahahahaha!

Good enough a review for me!

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 10:36 AM
Reading chapter three now...


DID SOMEPONY SAY LIST OF MLP FAN MUSIC? This needs to make it into the OP or Soras's post next time we get a new thread.


*looks at tiny cage*
*contemplates setting Siosilvar on fire*
fine:smallannoyed:
i have...

...better things, to be doing anyway. though i do hope he learned his lesson. i would hate to have to teach it again

Wait, a cage? You moved a cage to put a gummy portal under? Bwahaha! You know I have to maintain my Good alignment somehow, you can't go around picking on underdogs near people with time portals and make such silly mistakes.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 10:38 AM
Bwahahahaha!

I-Ahahahahahaha!

She- muahahahahahahaha!

And then ahahahahahahahaha!

What he said

Maxtronaut
2012-07-04, 10:45 AM
*opens gummy portal, gestures at maxtronaut*
take him alive
*drops clockwork then drags maxtronaut into gummy dimension*

Well crap. What should we do now, sir?

Tartarus if I kn- Wait! The OCCC! Clockwork, can you re-design the controls in order to fire the cube through space-time?

Of course I can but, what good will that do?

It'll distract Thubby long enough for us to find a a way out of here!

I fail to see how we'll be able to escape this weird black emptiness.

*Gasp! Raises hoof.*. Ooh! Ooh! Big Brother! I can help!

Go for it.

*Takes off socks. Transforms socks into glowing katanas.* Big Brother, is that cube shooty thing ready?

Already done.

*Slices open portal just above Thubby's head. Slices open another portal just below the OCCC.* Fire!

*Presses button.*

*127 steadily fire out of the OCCC directly towards Thubby's head. Just as the first cube impacts, the 3 friends run for their lives!*

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 10:46 AM
Does anyone else find it really odd that the Friendship is Witchcraft people manage to take one joke in the first episode and combine it with a single schtick into the consistently best pony music?

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 10:49 AM
-snip-

Man, just looking in fear at the portal before you got whisked away gave you some crazy hallucinations.

Thubby, can I get some of that stuff? For... uh, science, you see.

EDIT: Train of thought ran into a passing whale. Classic.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 11:09 AM
Right, now that Thanqol has posted up his art (in a general sense, Easy was definately "arty!") for the day for critique, I shall follow suite...

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/Jalinf1test3.png

I also feel like the front... what are they, shins? between the two blue joints—are a little thin.

Going back a bit, as it only now occurs to me, as I come to examine it, to ask the question... Thin in which direction? I.e. the thickness of the leg at that portion, or the vertical distance between the blue articulation points?

(Working on the improved head, which looks better and a bit less like a cow - will post pictures later, once I've tweaked to my satisfaction.)

thubby
2012-07-04, 11:17 AM
Wait, a cage? You moved a cage to put a gummy portal under? Bwahaha! You know I have to maintain my Good alignment somehow, you can't go around picking on underdogs near people with time portals and make such silly mistakes.
well, actually, i moved the portal to over the cage, but that's not important. i had to have somewhere to put him. and as i mentioned earlier, I'm out of writing desks. the gummies are working on stone ones, but they take forever


Man, just looking in fear at the portal before you got whisked away gave you some crazy hallucinations.

Thubby, can I get some of that stuff? For... uh, science, you see.

EDIT: Train of thought ran into a passing whale. Classic.

there's nothing to give really.
*idly tugs at reality*
"portal" is just a term of convenience. i have other methods, of course, but the easiest move is to just punch a whole in both dimensions and navigate the intervening void.

if you just want to be terrified, though. that can be arranged

Deadly
2012-07-04, 11:24 AM
I think I've answered your question for 'reviews' before so I think you'll know what I'll say. Only problem is what Thanqol already pointed out.

I was only going to read the prelude to find out if I wanted to read the story and then I just continued on with it.

You have? I might have missed that :smallfrown:

Anyway, glad to hear it. That's a great sign


Read it, don't really have anything to say except it looks pretty good and I cannot immediately see anything wrong with it.

Yay ^^

TimeForSP
2012-07-04, 11:25 AM
My friend (if I could call him that) has finally gone back to Europe.

I can now post the things I got/did at bronycon. Yay.

All the stuff I got; my brother has some other stuff we got in his room.
http://i47.tinypic.com/eg26bs.jpg

My pass and a button made by Speccy.
http://i46.tinypic.com/2la8mlj.jpg

A poster signed by:
Dustykatt
Atryl
Eurobeat Brony
Egophiliac
Empty10 (He made it)
SpeccySY
Aphex
Raikassu
Final Draft
123Hamster
Pixel-Kitties
Solrac
KevinSano
KefkaFloyd
http://i47.tinypic.com/rcvs7c.jpg

Aphex drew me something for a dollar.
Aphex: "Let's give her a cookie 'cause she's a little fat-ass."
http://i45.tinypic.com/23u3lgw.jpg

Badass etch-a-sketch.
http://i46.tinypic.com/2mgl1k3.jpg

ComicCon poster.
Lauren plz sign I will love 4evr.
http://i45.tinypic.com/fut0ep.jpg

Lazerponies.
http://i49.tinypic.com/35mpl5u.jpg

Alabenson
2012-07-04, 11:32 AM
Well crap. What should we do now, sir?

Tartarus if I kn- Wait! The OCCC! Clockwork, can you re-design the controls in order to fire the cube through space-time?

Of course I can but, what good will that do?

It'll distract Thubby long enough for us to find a a way out of here!

I fail to see how we'll be able to escape this weird black emptiness.

*Gasp! Raises hoof.*. Ooh! Ooh! Big Brother! I can help!

Go for it.

*Takes off socks. Transforms socks into glowing katanas.* Big Brother, is that cube shooty thing ready?

Already done.

*Slices open portal just above Thubby's head. Slices open another portal just below the OCCC.* Fire!

*Presses button.*

*127 steadily fire out of the OCCC directly towards Thubby's head. Just as the first cube impacts, the 3 friends run for their lives!*

Well, I suppose it falls to me to save the day here. Igor, activate the-oh for the love of Celestia, Igor, stop loafing around and get up, we have work to do!
*Igor's remains ignite and he reforms from the ashes* oOoK
Oh, stop whining and activate our portal network.
Ook. *portals open to pull Clockwork and company out of danger*

Grif
2012-07-04, 11:37 AM
Just dropping by to say I'll be starting work next week, so if anything, I'll be more scarce than before.

*obligatory post per thread stamp*

*lurks*

PS: Also, loving these Bronycon pics.

thubby
2012-07-04, 11:40 AM
Now now, we can't have that.

Destination: ρϕθ remain, t minus five minutes.

DOOR opening.

Property damage or sanity damage, you don't get both.


Well, I suppose it falls to me to save the day here. Igor, activate the-oh for the love of Celestia, Igor, stop loafing around and get up, we have work to do!
*Igor's remains ignite and he reforms from the ashes* oOoK
Oh, stop whining and activate oru portal network.
Ook. *portals open to pull Clockwork and company out of danger*

you, and indeed maxtronaut himself, got beat to the punch.
and would either of you really want to start an inter-dimensional war with an extra-dimensional being that regularly moves throughout your facilities with impunity?:smallamused:

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 11:49 AM
Going back a bit, as it only now occurs to me, as I come to examine it, to ask the question... Thin in which direction? I.e. the thickness of the leg at that portion, or the vertical distance between the blue articulation points?

(Working on the improved head, which looks better and a bit less like a cow - will post pictures later, once I've tweaked to my satisfaction.)

Thickness was what I was thinking. Looking at it again, only the left (image left, Ja-whatsit's right) one looks too thin, so it's probably just a matter of the camera angle.


there's nothing to give really.
*idly tugs at reality*
"portal" is just a term of convenience. i have other methods, of course, but the easiest move is to just punch a whole in both dimensions and navigate the intervening void.

if you just want to be terrified, though. that can be arranged

I'll pa—you know what? Just drop one at these coordinates. I'm sure the terrifying and insanity will happen on its own time if I mess around with it too much. I'm already MAD!!!, what's a bit more?


*portals open to pull Clockwork and company out of danger*

Been there, done that.

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 11:50 AM
You have? I might have missed that :smallfrown:

Anyway, glad to hear it. That's a great sign



What I meant was pretty much every time I've answered someone's question for reviewing on this site has been whether I enjoyed reading it or not.
A good scale of how much I enjoyed it: After I started reading, I set aside an hour and put off playing my absolute favorite character in Skyrim I've had.

Eakin
2012-07-04, 11:56 AM
I had to break a heart.

It was awful to do, but it had to be done.

Sorry to hear that. Never a fun thing to do. Hope it was a fairly clean break so it can start healing as soon as possible



This needs to make it into the OP or Soras's post next time we get a new thread.


It's hardly a comprehensive list, although if others want to add to it we could make a collaborative one. I'll put it in a spoiler box next time though.


Does anyone else find it really odd that the Friendship is Witchcraft people manage to take one joke in the first episode and combine it with a single schtick into the consistently best pony music?

They've actually had a song every episode, starting with the polka mix of "Friday" in the first episode.

I think the reason Pinkie's songs are so catchy is that they're just fairly simple and upbeat melodies, extremely humable, coupled with clever lyrics. I don't think the Orphanage Song that they used in place of Hop Skip and a Jump is catchy in comparison, for example, and Sweetie's Big Race, while catchy in its own right, doesn't feel like it has the staying power of Gypsy Bard or Pinkie's Brew. I think it's the robot voice and the fact that the lyrics aren't as clever if you're listening to it separately from the video.

Plus Jenny does a really good Pinkie voice

Deadly
2012-07-04, 12:02 PM
What I meant was pretty much every time I've answered someone's question for reviewing on this site has been whether I enjoyed reading it or not.
A good scale of how much I enjoyed it: After I started reading, I set aside an hour and put off playing my absolute favorite character in Skyrim I've had.

Ah. Wow.

That makes me feel a lot better about it. I've been feeling like this story was probably a lot of rubbish

Alabenson
2012-07-04, 12:02 PM
you, and indeed maxtronaut himself, got beat to the punch.
and would either of you really want to start an inter-dimensional war with an extra-dimensional being that regularly moves throughout your facilities with impunity?:smallamused:

That largely depends on the likelihood of Silent Night being destroyed as colateral damage. Or completely intentional damage, I'm not picky.

Raz_Fox
2012-07-04, 12:06 PM
Thanqol: Do Not Serve These Ponies is brilliant. And I want more. And I will show you that I am not a hasbeen you prolific son of a diamond dog just you wait and see I'll make new fics which will blow yours right out of the water

I mean, uh. I feel that a year is far too long to have gone without producing pony fiction. And will be working on fixing that. Along with Heroics.

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 12:07 PM
They've actually had a song every episode, starting with the polka mix of "Friday" in the first episode.

I think the reason Pinkie's songs are so catchy is that they're just fairly simple and upbeat melodies, extremely humable, coupled with clever lyrics. I don't think the Orphanage Song that they used in place of Hop Skip and a Jump is catchy in comparison, for example, and Sweetie's Big Race, while catchy in its own right, doesn't feel like it has the staying power of Gypsy Bard or Pinkie's Brew. I think it's the robot voice and the fact that the lyrics aren't as clever if you're listening to it separately from the video.

Plus Jenny does a really good Pinkie voice

One thing I will say to compare Gyspsy Bard to Pinkie's Brew is that Brew took more care to make literary references to highlight the depressing and dangerous situation, but Bard seems to be an evolution in their music making capabilities.

Maxtronaut
2012-07-04, 12:09 PM
Well, I suppose it falls to me to save the day here. Igor, activate the-oh for the love of Celestia, Igor, stop loafing around and get up, we have work to do!
*Igor's remains ignite and he reforms from the ashes* oOoK
Oh, stop whining and activate our portal network.
Ook. *portals open to pull Clockwork and company out of danger*

Woo!

Woo!

Wee!

Boffenspark! Do you have a time machine?! I need to know, there just may be a way to save my ship!

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 12:20 PM
Boffenspark! Do you have a time machine?! I need to know, there just may be a way to save my ship!

*checks mirror* Well, I haven't gone invisible. *runs a scan* And I'm not undetectable. Which means I am not volunteering mine for you again, as ungrateful as you are.

Eakin
2012-07-04, 12:27 PM
One thing I will say to compare Gyspsy Bard to Pinkie's Brew is that Brew took more care to make literary references to highlight the depressing and dangerous situation, but Bard seems to be an evolution in their music making capabilities.

Literary references? What am I missing? Wordplay, absolutely, but what literature is referenced in there?

I think that Bard also better integrates the cheerful elements with the sad ones. The depressing bits of Brew are mostly the verse by her dead parents and the little sigh at the end. Bard has both threads running through the entire song, and the same verse makes you want to smile a whistle along and cry at the same time.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 12:35 PM
Thickness was what I was thinking. Looking at it again, only the left (image left, Ja-whatsit's right) one looks too thin, so it's probably just a matter of the camera angle.

I left that, then, for the moment.

So, next iteration:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/Jalinf1test4.png

And one that, as with the finished model, has both floaty guns.
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/Jalinf1test4a.png


Now, that's exactly the same model, except I've changed the head. Which means the legs are identically sized and posed as to the last picture, but you have two new viewing angles on 'em. The head's been slimmed horizontally, as well as a bit more streamlined.

I took some thought from Tiki's attempts, and decided that there was no reason for the helmet to be as face-fitting as it was. Just because the Jalyrkieons have more pony-shaped heads doesn't mean that their helmets have to be... (And given that, famously, Space Marine helmets haven't always been human-head shaped (see the old conehead marines...) So I decided to make the helmet more horse-face-y, and the "visor" is now envisioned less as goggle-like "vision slits" ala (say) Halo dudes, but more like a clear face plate on a bubble helmet, such as you might see in, say, Babylon 5's starfury helmets; i.e. the face plate isn't right close to the face.

The horns are now really, really, really, as good as I can get them, and I'm really skirting the limits of the material thicknesses with that so it's a bit hopeul as to whether they'll print.

(Okay, they now look a bit more like giraffes than cows... but on the other hand, looking at it that way, giraffes do have four horns in a position not that far away from Jalyrkieon ones, and given the exaggeration necessary with the materials, I think that's probably inevitable.)
Still, I think it's a significant improvement!

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-04, 12:42 PM
I think we have a winner.

Alabenson
2012-07-04, 01:07 PM
Woo!

Woo!

Wee!

Boffenspark! Do you have a time machine?! I need to know, there just may be a way to save my ship!

Unfortunately not anymore; Princess Celestia forced me to dismantle my only prototype and forbade me from conducting any more research in that area. She said something about it posing an unacceptable threat to all current and potential existences, I wasn’t really paying attention.
However, should you so desire, you shall have my full assistance in rebuilding your ship.

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 01:17 PM
Literary references? What am I missing? Wordplay, absolutely, but what literature is referenced in there?

I think that Bard also better integrates the cheerful elements with the sad ones. The depressing bits of Brew are mostly the verse by her dead parents and the little sigh at the end. Bard has both threads running through the entire song, and the same verse makes you want to smile a whistle along and cry at the same time.

Macbeth, Hunchback of Notredam, and an anglo-saxon proverb.

Sweetie Welf
2012-07-04, 01:20 PM
Just dropping by to say I'll be starting work next week, so if anything, I'll be more scarce than before.

*obligatory post per thread stamp*

*lurks*

PS: Also, loving these Bronycon pics.

Awww man, not you too. Dam you, slowly recovering economy.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 01:21 PM
I like to listen to Pinkie's Brew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=682pneYoP0c) and then Pinkie Breaks the Fourth Wall for the Last Time. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXIHH6C61I0)

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 01:25 PM
Unfortunately not anymore; Princess Celestia forced me to dismantle my only prototype and forbade me from conducting any more research in that area. She said something about it posing an unacceptable threat to all current and potential existences, I wasn’t really paying attention.
However, should you so desire, you shall have my full assistance in rebuilding your ship.


Interesting. We have a few portals just for that reason. Admitly, they send you to a standered point in time, but neverless it works.

Forum Explorer
2012-07-04, 01:35 PM
I don't really hold that against you or anything... and it's not like I haven't seen worse... it's just...

How..... I don't understand...
It's.... It's.... It's....
It's a cartoon....
It's colorful ponies for christ's sake! I don't understand!
How!?!
HOW!?!
GOOD GOD WHY!?!



I DON'T WANT THAT HONOR!


Reading Cupcakes is like being shot. We honor your suffering but nobody wants it to happen.




Especially since that, unlike Bambi (which at least had the decency to have sorta half-a-point, in an anti-hunting or Man verses Nature sorta way), that was villifying carnivores and predators as Evil; an attitude I find unequivocably and indefensibly excreble. Predators are predators, that's what they do! And 99% of them are far more interesting than most herbivores, nonsentient equines included!

(Watching herbivores eat is, let's face it, not interesting. Watching something hunting, be it a plant, to a predatory sea snail to an ant-eater to a hunting wasp to a chimpanzee to a weasel, is at least entertaining. A cow/deer/horse eating grass is really not.)


I disagree with this. Watching herbivores eating can be very interesting. There's so much you can notice as they eat such as defensive behaviors, grazing patterns, preferred food and so much more.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 01:42 PM
Reading Cupcakes is like being shot. We honor your suffering but nobody wants it to happen.

Amen, and now a modified version is in my signature

Gamerlord
2012-07-04, 01:57 PM
Someone has scanned the backs of all the Character cards for the Friendship is Magic trading cards. Among other things, apparently there is a seventh Element of Harmony, Love, which Shining Armor and Cadence co-wield. Personally, I'm invoking Death of the Author on that one. (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/mlp-trading-description-scans.html)
There are also a couple of errors on them though, for one, apparently Pinkie is Tank's owner.
I like how the text on Discord's card is upside down. :smalltongue:
And apparently Discord is only four-fifths of the maximum threat to Equestria? There must be some REALLY nasty villains in season three....

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 02:00 PM
Someone has scanned the backs of all the Friendship is Magic trading cards. Among other things, apparently their is a seventh Element of Harmony, Love, which Shining Armor and Cadence co-wield. (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/mlp-trading-description-scans.html)
There are also a couple of errors on them though, for one, apparently Pinkie is Tank's owner.
I like how the text on Discord's card is upside down. :smalltongue:

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Death of the auther, folks. Or, preferably, the death of hasbros folks.

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 02:10 PM
A seventh element of Harmony, eh? Well, I guess that assembling all the elements wasn't really all of them. Time to rewrite and retcon the rest of the series!

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 02:18 PM
A seventh element of Harmony, eh? Well, I guess that assembling all the elements wasn't really all of them. Time to rewrite and retcon the rest of the series!

Spike, Scootalo, and Applebloom are half-siblings!

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 02:27 PM
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj165/siosilvar/woo_retcon.png
What are you talking about? Of course that's how that scene happened. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

Maxtronaut
2012-07-04, 02:28 PM
Unfortunately not anymore; Princess Celestia forced me to dismantle my only prototype and forbade me from conducting any more research in that area. She said something about it posing an unacceptable threat to all current and potential existences, I wasn’t really paying attention.
However, should you so desire, you shall have my full assistance in rebuilding your ship.

I appreciate the offer, but I must decline. It won't bring back the 400 good people that Thubby just killed. I'm the head of Meteor Squad, and that means that I am allowed to do whatever I want if it's in the best interest of her subjects.

I need those schematics. :smallamused:

maximus25
2012-07-04, 02:38 PM
Spike, Scootalo, and Applebloom are half-siblings!

All hatched by Twilight's younger sister, who's the Element of Brat!

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 02:40 PM
All hatched by Twilight's younger sister, who's the Element of Brat!

But secretly he's the dark element of bratwurst.

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 03:05 PM
All hatched by Twilight's younger sister, who's the Element of Brat!

Who is actualy Dimond Tiara!

Diego Havoc
2012-07-04, 03:09 PM
*phew* Finally finished the thread after several hours reading. Geez. You guys really picked up the pace while I was out of it, huh?

Anyway, didn't sleep the full 48 hours. Only 17. Feeling refreshed. Also decided to skip work. They can live without me for one more day.

Bronycon! Best time of my life! Met plenty of cool thread ponies as well as some of my friends from Canterlot.com- two of whom I simply bumped into in an elevator. Speaking of elevators, guess who got a brohoof from Tara Strong while riding the elevator at the hotel? That's right, me! Aww Yeah.

Other highlights include meeting other bronies by chance and simply chatting with them (everyone in this fandom just seems so friendly), including some British bronies at the airport; Seeing John De Lancie, Lauren Faust and Peter New at the restaurant (got a pic with Faust, will post later); Getting all kinds of swag (though I sadly missed out on a t-shirt I wanted and mever got a plushie); playing the MLP trivia drinking game with threadponies.

I will post pictures later when I get a chance. For now, quote posts by the bazillions.


I don't know but I wish I could have gone to Bronycon. Honestly mostly to meet the fellow playgrounders and to see if you are all as interesting in real life as you are in this thread.
This is pretty much why I went to Bronycon. The con was great, but only because I hung out with so many cool people there.


All the pony! And then it will be shared with all. And the pony shall increase exponentially as when given away it remains!

More seriously, though. It's layered. I enjoyed friends and 'lol pony' and all, and that was good. An then I got a chance to see John Delancie in action. The staff had decided on an impromptu singalong (there was a giant truck blaring music videos), and they started a kick line. I was filming it, singing along. And I turn.

Grinning. Grinning that maniac grin of a man in the throes of joy. Delancie filming the proceedings and... Stars and Fire, I'll be honest. It's hard to remover that level of joy, to remember exactly how profound the show's message can be. Seeing how touched this man was, seeing an outsider's perspective broke through my familiarity. Relating the story in the hotel room twenty minutes later I almost cried.

There is colored pony media. Sure.
There is camaraderie and in-jokes. Good, but we could go deeper.
There is making a difference in the world. That's MLP.

And that's magic.
That's beautiful man.


Two things:

One: Do Not Serve These Ponies is a thing that shall happen hereish (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35585/Do-Not-Serve-These-Ponies).

Two: An interesting contrast to the success of the Pony Fandom, have an article on the failure of the Sonic Fandom (http://gamebabble.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/sonic-and-the-worst-fandom-ever/)
Will read the fic later.

The Sonic article was very interesting.


I have to admit, they did manage to get a nice little shout-out in his description (http://whoovesnassistant.tumblr.com/post/26245974913/at-brony-con-2012-the-pre-release-of-mlp-cards).

Have some random gifs!
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/040/6/2/dwa_don__t_blink__by_di0medes-d4p587c.gif
Bahahaha! The weeping angel pic!


Also, I gave Lauren Faust a hug last night.

No, that's not hyperbole. She was at our restaurant; John de Lancie was eating one table over. So I asked and there was hugging.
And it was adorable. :3


No no no. Vorpal was Playing Dragonforce. Specifically Through The Fire And The Flames. He cleared a path through the inferno with his phat bass, while Jade dragged unconscious bronies bodily from the building. DD and I were doing what we could for the merchandise, but our combined wizardry wasn't enough. Turns out Thanqol was right, Forces is best arcana. Who knew?

Raz Fox luckily helped Delancie while Kairaven scooped Faust out on his cloud. Vent and Diego are working on a storm as we speak, but it's going poorly. I think Diego is an earth pony...
I'm a unicorn actually, it's just that most of my skills are in magic items and potions. Control Weather spells are not easily distilled into potion form.


On the topic of old characters, I feel Trixie should return. I don't personally like Gilda, but she could comeback for the same reasons I'm about to state.

The return of Trixie would not only please the fans, but it would also be easy for the writers. Simply have a remorseful Trixie return and try to make friends, trying to make up for her old ways. The script basically writes itself.
I know this has been brought up already, but remorseful? No.

When Trixie returns she will be riding on the back of an Ursa Major that she has tamed herself. And everypony will love her.

The point of the episode is finding out that she's simply using very complex illusions spells to make herself look better, thus proving that she has learned nothing. Or something along those lines..


Celestia did not have pink hair as a young princess. In line with the style of midieval frescos, the pony artists of the time rendered her in solid colors.
When did you find this out?


Celly's VA is stylin'. Gorgeous (appropriately aurora-colored) dress and downplayed, contrasting and complimentary colors for shoes, nails and coat.
I swear I don't remember what her dress looked like. (must go check photos).


Canadian Fluttershy: Yay, eh~

-

"um, I don't know about twitter, because sometimes Twilight wears a saddle, and"
"WWHAT?! Spike I do not wear a saddle!"
"... But--"
"you are on a BIG time out, mister! Go ahead and tweet that. Put it on twitter; Spike is on time out."
Both absolutely fantastic moments. XD


Diego Havoc, one of the hoopier froods I've met, up there with DeLancie.
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1223/837/2012/07/02/02_31_12_640_28011__safe_artist_lamiaaaa
I want to sig this. Can I sig this? This is literally the best complement I have ever received. Ever.


Having the repentant antihero who shows up trying to mend her ways, that's... Bland. Uninteresting. More importantly, That is not how Trixie behaved at all. She wouldn't show up with a whole new personality. She's not Bon-Bon's voice. If Trixie returned, she woul probably be a better person but still proud, still arrogant, and not at all subservient to the mane cast. Which absolutely does not write itself, or there would be only a single definitive fanfic of it instead of what we have.
^
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/saturnangel587/Reaction%20Macros/tumblr_llc7vs4OHR1qafrh6.jpg



Tengen Toppa Gurran Lagan is a good series. It is however, less good in the first quarter and spikes and plateaus regularly. Things don start to pick up until

[SPOILERS!]Kamina dies

As a whole, I recommend it. And it's pretty fun later on, but havin gone through all the learning I have with our writefriends on how characters and narrative structure can and do work, some parts were very "... Oh, how convenient. Insert trope. Insert joke. Insert rhetoric. Guy gets punched. Catchphrase." *watches as these come true in short order*
Huh. See I stopped watching it after that point, because the change in the tone of the show no longer interested me. Oh, and the addition of that girl with the blond hair. I hated her so much.

I will eventually get around to giving it another go.


Fascinating. Say SiuiS are there any particular panels/events/etc we should find video of for juicy details like this?
The VA panels most definitely.


I recently found (I don't remember how) this comic (http://edowaado.deviantart.com/art/This-is-where-it-gets-complicated-294768080)of the Doctor. It has nice storytelling and has more pages than most out there. The art is not perfect but it's very expressive. Hope you like it.
A very nice crossover. Thanks for sharing.



That's what I figured, I just didn't have the headspace to process it outside of an adversarial paradigm.

Although... Oh wait no. Wow. I'm so used to my more common typos I completely misunderstood that second sentence. Well then. Have a BronyCon pic.

[Saucy]
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee468/WizardPony/broNYCon/36bf9482.jpg

Thus began the strange phenomenon where rather than the face, iPhone autofocus would bring the focal point of the image to zoom on the plot.


Smarter phone that I thought.

Oh right, that reminds me. At the airport, I was waiting in line for check in. A guy comes up behind me and says "Oh hey, I see you went to Bronycon" and points out my Dash bag. Another British Brony! And it turns out, he was SmittyG, the creator of that picture. I mentioned that I had been at his table, debating whether or not to buy a saucy picture (decided not to, to save awkward questions from friends/family). He gave me a copy of that AJ pic for free. :D

I have so far managed to hide it from my Mother. While I'm now open about my love of ponies, I don't think my Mum needs to needs to know about my love of ponies. Especially ones in ball gags. ._.

Smitty is a pretty cool guy. I felt sorry for him though, he got robbed by a cab driver. Smitty arrived in Newark airport and the cabbie took him into downtown manhatten, then drove off before he could get his bag from the trunk.

Also, the one thing I love about bronies is that they will just come up and talk to you if you have pony merch on you. I met four British bronies while waiting at the airport, and had some great conversations with them. All of them were very different in how they viewed and interacted with the fandom too.


The amount of cheering for de Lancie whenever he entered, and during the closing ceremonies. It was more than everyone put together, even Lauren and Tara. It was odd. I understand his mark with Trekkies, but I didn't think that would translate here. Discord is not that huge, so it seems really weird for him to get that kind of response.
I felt sorry for all the other VAs. It must hurt pretty bad to get a moderate cheer/applause, only to have to watch Tara/John get the standing ovations whenever they entered. Admittedly Tara and John are pretty high-profile with their interactions with the community, but c'mon, Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) Was there!



We basically missed the first day. Got there around 11 a.m., but we hadn't slept and so we were zombies. We ended up passing out in the hotel room around 8 p.m.

All in all, rather disappointing. I subscribe to the notion that seeing a band live on TV is much better than seeing them live live. It wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't an eight hour drive each way. And I was being treated for the ride, so I couldn't justify spending any money without a job. Really all I wanted to do was meet Tara Strong, but I didn't get to. The panels I saw were good, but like I said I missed a lot due to not being around for the first day.

There are other more personal factors going into why I didn't enjoy myself, but that's another rather lengthy thing that I don't feel the need to go into.
That's a terrible shame that you didn't enjoy yourself. Perhaps you're simply not a con person?


Anyway, since I am no longer affiliated with the ongoing Pony Harvest Moon project, I figured I'd do something else with my summer. And that's where the above came from.
That's a shame dude, I was really excited about the game. Your sprites are good though.


I even resorted. To going up to people and asking about their screen names. No dice1.

1: Diego Havoc, gentle colt and a scholar. Which is Internet-speak for childish giggling.
http://scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/rsz/mlfw1900_small.png
I figured that you'd actually use those dice, instead of having them around on a table for the novelty value like I would have. Enjoy!


This I agree with. If I was not going with friends, would have been a waste. I'm doubly sorry we couldn't find you, I'd like to think a purple hours over a meal would have improved your trip considerably :smallfrown:
Yeah, this. The con would not have been anywhere near as good without you guys (and my friends from Canterlot, who I sadly did not get to see much of).


For some quick highlights:

Lauren receiving her Gift
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/Bronycon/Bronycon%20Summer%202012/BronyconSummer201248.jpg
That was a fantastic moment.

Speaking of gifts, thank you again for the AJ hat! I'll have to see if I can borrow one of my Dad's cowboy hats and wear it over AJ to the next con.


Pony threaders! I am bad with names so I will not identify who is who. Note the back of Peter New and John De Lancie hidden in the corner of the first picture.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/Bronycon/Bronycon%20Summer%202012/BronyconSummer201249.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/Bronycon/Bronycon%20Summer%202012/BronyconSummer201265.jpg

Oh geez, I'm hidden in the first pic (at the back right), and I wasn't smiling in the second (far left).


Ponythreaders, identify yourselves, I want to know who you are.
I was going to point out who everyone was, then Starry pointed out that I should probably let others identify themselves.


It's still going. Just after a long enough period of me not participating (school happened, a lot), I got removed from the Dropbox and Google Docs containing everything. Last I heard, they were making a push to have something to show for Midwestria and UK Bronycon.

Probably a competing product. Competing doesn't sound quite like the right word though. This is just something I wanted to do and, honestly, it was the design aspect I was really interested in.

I'm going to have to change some things regarding my original plan. Timeline, mostly. Instead of you arriving the Spring before Twilight arrives, I'm thinking it'll be maybe the generation prior. So you might see filly versions of the Mane 6, but most of Ponyville would be very different.
Well I hope it works out for you.


Well... I did do this once:

http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu55/EvenHuman/MylittleX-com.png

It... It didn't go so well. During a base defense Applebloom got mind-controlled shot Big Mac and Applejack in the back, killing them both instantly. It was the single most horrifying experience in my entire gaming life.

*pours himself a shot with a haunted, faraway expression*
Ouch. Yeah, that's just... yeah. :smallfrown:


*sigh* Fine. You do realize, Silent, that I can send other things through those portals besides pudding, don't you?
*opens portal directly above Silent Night*
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/251/d/1/orbital_friendship_cannon__by_ilsignorsoave-d49avh9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/52BzZ.png
http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/261/f/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_aeroytechyon_x-d4a7to1.png
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/313/2/a/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_omniferious-d49l772.png
http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/140/800/OrbitalFriendshipBeam.png?1309159976
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/352/b/9/orbital_friendship_cannon___hate_detected_by_delta raen-d4jfl6l.jpg
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=4963&pictureid=58025
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/230/6/3/orbital_friendship_cannon_by_sandman_ivan-d472fnr.png
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/10/17/220ac7a9-8795-473f-ab12-4b74d1e55cfa.gif
http://wallpaper.goodfon.com/image/7027-1600x1223.jpg
Alabenson, I hope you don't mind me saying this, but you have a couple of large pictures in there that stretch the page, even with the sidebar hidden. Would you mind removing them, or putting them in their own spoiler so that it isn't so annoying when I accidently click your spoiler box? Thanks.


Ponies! SiuiS and I have just found the world's most PINKIE drink ever!That is, if ponies drank alcohol...

Observe.
[Warning: kinda big pictures.]

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/6c42a24c.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/d2160a04.jpg

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h458/brazenshield/61b96d0e.jpg

AND THEN HE POURED THE ALCOHOL OVER THE COTTON CANDY.
Oh gods, I want one! WAAAAAANT!


Regarding Cupcakes, specifically, it's an interesting story because Pinkie Pie does have a weird side to her personality. Without spoiling anything, watch the first season and there will be a moment, and you will know this moment, where you can see how Cupcakes could actually fit.
*wince* I think that's one of the reasons Party of One felt rather uncomfortable to me when I first watched it. I watched it again later and realised what a brilliantly funny episode it is.


I remember the time I tried to read Cupcakes. I don't remember exactly when I threw up my hands and said NOPE, only that it happened. As far as I'm concerned, the only good thing about Cupcakes is that it led directly to the amazing Rainbow Dash Presents: Cupcakes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AbtCTbSWTk).

Incidentally, that is a very nice picture.



There are always those who enjoy corruption, in every grouping of men and ponies. But the specific reasonings for these are different.
I will watch that video later. Also, in response to the above:

Rule 43 of The Internet: The more beautiful and pure a thing is - the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.


Anyway, apologies for lack of posting - real life has been mugging me of most of my free time (curse you, workload!). For those who don't visit those parts of the Playground, there has a been a rare sighting (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230484&p=13487559) of a wild Dexam, complete with mini-Dexam.
D'AAAAAAAW! Mini-Dex sems to be enjoying his Rainbow Dash outfit :smallbiggrin:


As this thread title gives me even more excuses than usual to break out my stock of broad Derbyshire aphorisms, allow me to tell you you need to tek a soggy biscuit an' go t' top of the class!
Erm...


Google decided to be horrible to me when I tried to look that phrase up

Apparently there is such a thing as a soggy biscuit... http://i.imgur.com/0bxcP.png
Yeah. :smalleek:


Someone has scanned the backs of all the Character cards for the Friendship is Magic trading cards. Among other things, apparently there is a seventh Element of Harmony, Love, which Shining Armor and Cadence co-wield. Personally, I'm invoking Death of the Author on that one. (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/mlp-trading-description-scans.html)
There are also a couple of errors on them though, for one, apparently Pinkie is Tank's owner.
I like how the text on Discord's card is upside down. :smalltongue:
And apparently Discord is only four-fifths of the maximum threat to Equestria? There must be some REALLY nasty villains in season three....
I have a selection of those cards. All the art is taken from the show or vectors, but there are some hidden gems there. I am looking forward to how the fandom will take the line about Lyra and Harvest sharing Bon Bons. :smallbiggrin:


Right. That's Ponythread finally caught up with. Time to go play some games. I have to spread the religion of Celestia's Light to the heathens in Civilization V. Con pics will come later. Toodles.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-04, 03:29 PM
I have a selection of those cards. All the art is taken from the show or vectors, but there are some hidden gems there. I am looking forward to how the fandom will take the line about Lyra and Harvest sharing Bon Bons. :smallbiggrin:

...

Oh dear.

Somehow, I can practically hear Lixie squealing with glee...



I did note that Time Turner Doctor Whooves (and the mayor's card) made reference to "timey-wimey" as so it's practically canon now...




I think we have a winner.

Huzzah!

And so then, a Jalyrkieon Power Trooper, trotting next to the squad APC. (One presumes that currently, the other three squad members are still inside.)
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/AotrsCommander/JalinfandAPC.png

Raz_Fox
2012-07-04, 03:34 PM
Bronycon! Best time of my life! Met plenty of cool thread ponies as well as some of my friends from Canterlot.com- two of whom I simply bumped into in an elevator. Speaking of elevators, guess who got a brohoof from Tara Strong while riding the elevator at the hotel? That's right, me! Aww Yeah.

Other highlights include meeting other bronies by chance and simply chatting with them (everyone in this fandom just seems so friendly), including some British bronies at the airport; Seeing John De Lancie, Lauren Faust and Peter New at the restaurant (got a pic with Faust, will post later); Getting all kinds of swag (though I sadly missed out on a t-shirt I wanted and mever got a plushie); playing the MLP trivia drinking game with threadponies.

Bah, you and your drinking games. I had Pillowfort. And, wait, Peter New was at Outback Steakhouse? I missed that. >_<

But, yes, everything else - chatting with Bronies, seeing Pony celebrities (and getting the hug that I will never play down), and acquisition of swag - was awesome. Super awesome.


And it was adorable. :3

Why do ponies insist that I am adorable. Am I a Texan Fluttershy? Or, at the very least, a Texan Twilight Sparkle?


Both absolutely fantastic moments. XD

My texts home just kind of broke down in comprehension when Canadian Fluttershy happened. That and the hug of Lauren Faust.


I have so far managed to hide it from my Mother. While I'm now open about my love of ponies, I don't think my Mum needs to needs to know about my love of ponies. Especially ones in ball gags. ._.

http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/solazz/raritytwitch.gif


I felt sorry for all the other VAs. It must hurt pretty bad to get a moderate cheer/applause, only to have to watch Tara/John get the standing ovations whenever they entered. Admittedly Tara and John are pretty high-profile with their interactions with the community, but c'mon, Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) Was there!

Yeah. Nicole Oliver certainly needed more love at that convention.


*wince* I think that's one of the reasons Party of One felt rather uncomfortable to me when I first watched it. I watched it again later and realised what a brilliantly funny episode it is.

The only way that Cupcakes affected my initial viewing of Party of One was that, when Rainbow Dash went into Crazy!Pinkie's room, I was basically yelling at the screen, "NOOOOOO RAINBOW DASH GET OUT CUPCAKES IS GOING TO BE CANON" but then she got into an argument with rocks and everything was funny.


I will watch that video later. Also, in response to the above:

Rule 43 of The Internet: The more beautiful and pure a thing is - the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.

Watch it naaaaaaaooooooow. Naaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooow.

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 03:35 PM
I have a selection of those cards. All the art is taken from the show or vectors, but there are some hidden gems there. I am looking forward to how the fandom will take the line about Lyra and Harvest sharing Bon Bons. :smallbiggrin:

I quote myself:


Hasbro Marketing is best troll.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 03:38 PM
*phew* Finally finished the thread after several hours reading. Geez. You guys really picked up the pace while I was out of it, huh?

Anyway, didn't sleep the full 48 hours. Only 17. Feeling refreshed. Also decided to skip work. They can live without me for one more day.

Bronycon! Best time of my life! Met plenty of cool thread ponies as well as some of my friends from Canterlot.com- two of whom I simply bumped into in an elevator. Speaking of elevators, guess who got a brohoof from Tara Strong while riding the elevator at the hotel? That's right, me! Aww Yeah.

Other highlights include meeting other bronies by chance and simply chatting with them (everyone in this fandom just seems so friendly), including some British bronies at the airport; Seeing John De Lancie, Lauren Faust and Peter New at the restaurant (got a pic with Faust, will post later); Getting all kinds of swag (though I sadly missed out on a t-shirt I wanted and mever got a plushie); playing the MLP trivia drinking game with threadponies.

I will post pictures later when I get a chance. For now, quote posts by the bazillions.


This is pretty much why I went to Bronycon. The con was great, but only because I hung out with so many cool people there.


That's beautiful man.


Will read the fic later.

The Sonic article was very interesting.


Bahahaha! The weeping angel pic!


And it was adorable. :3


I'm a unicorn actually, it's just that most of my skills are in magic items and potions. Control Weather spells are not easily distilled into potion form.


I know this has been brought up already, but remorseful? No.

When Trixie returns she will be riding on the back of an Ursa Major that she has tamed herself. And everypony will love her.

The point of the episode is finding out that she's simply using very complex illusions spells to make herself look better, thus proving that she has learned nothing. Or something along those lines..


When did you find this out?


I swear I don't remember what her dress looked like. (must go check photos).


Both absolutely fantastic moments. XD


http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1223/837/2012/07/02/02_31_12_640_28011__safe_artist_lamiaaaa
I want to sig this. Can I sig this? This is literally the best complement I have ever received. Ever.


^
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/saturnangel587/Reaction%20Macros/tumblr_llc7vs4OHR1qafrh6.jpg



Huh. See I stopped watching it after that point, because the change in the tone of the show no longer interested me. Oh, and the addition of that girl with the blond hair. I hated her so much.

I will eventually get around to giving it another go.


The VA panels most definitely.


A very nice crossover. Thanks for sharing.


Oh right, that reminds me. At the airport, I was waiting in line for check in. A guy comes up behind me and says "Oh hey, I see you went to Bronycon" and points out my Dash bag. Another British Brony! And it turns out, he was SmittyG, the creator of that picture. I mentioned that I had been at his table, debating whether or not to buy a saucy picture (decided not to, to save awkward questions from friends/family). He gave me a copy of that AJ pic for free. :D

I have so far managed to hide it from my Mother. While I'm now open about my love of ponies, I don't think my Mum needs to needs to know about my love of ponies. Especially ones in ball gags. ._.

Smitty is a pretty cool guy. I felt sorry for him though, he got robbed by a cab driver. Smitty arrived in Newark airport and the cabbie took him into downtown manhatten, then drove off before he could get his bag from the trunk.

Also, the one thing I love about bronies is that they will just come up and talk to you if you have pony merch on you. I met four British bronies while waiting at the airport, and had some great conversations with them. All of them were very different in how they viewed and interacted with the fandom too.


I felt sorry for all the other VAs. It must hurt pretty bad to get a moderate cheer/applause, only to have to watch Tara/John get the standing ovations whenever they entered. Admittedly Tara and John are pretty high-profile with their interactions with the community, but c'mon, Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) Was there!



That's a terrible shame that you didn't enjoy yourself. Perhaps you're simply not a con person?


That's a shame dude, I was really excited about the game. Your sprites are good though.


http://scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/rsz/mlfw1900_small.png
I figured that you'd actually use those dice, instead of having them around on a table for the novelty value like I would have. Enjoy!


Yeah, this. The con would not have been anywhere near as good without you guys (and my friends from Canterlot, who I sadly did not get to see much of).


That was a fantastic moment.

Speaking of gifts, thank you again for the AJ hat! I'll have to see if I can borrow one of my Dad's cowboy hats and wear it over AJ to the next con.


Oh geez, I'm hidden in the first pic (at the back right), and I wasn't smiling in the second (far left).


I was going to point out who everyone was, then Starry pointed out that I should probably let others identify themselves.


Well I hope it works out for you.


Ouch. Yeah, that's just... yeah. :smallfrown:


Alabenson, I hope you don't mind me saying this, but you have a couple of large pictures in there that stretch the page, even with the sidebar hidden. Would you mind removing them, or putting them in their own spoiler so that it isn't so annoying when I accidently click your spoiler box? Thanks.


Oh gods, I want one! WAAAAAANT!


*wince* I think that's one of the reasons Party of One felt rather uncomfortable to me when I first watched it. I watched it again later and realised what a brilliantly funny episode it is.


I will watch that video later. Also, in response to the above:

Rule 43 of The Internet: The more beautiful and pure a thing is - the more satisfying it is to corrupt it.


D'AAAAAAAW! Mini-Dex sems to be enjoying his Rainbow Dash outfit :smallbiggrin:


Erm...


Yeah. :smalleek:


I have a selection of those cards. All the art is taken from the show or vectors, but there are some hidden gems there. I am looking forward to how the fandom will take the line about Lyra and Harvest sharing Bon Bons. :smallbiggrin:


Right. That's Ponythread finally caught up with. Time to go play some games. I have to spread the religion of Celestia's Light to the heathens in Civilization V. Con pics will come later. Toodles.

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/242/149/8ca.jpg

That's one heck of a catch up post.

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-07-04, 03:44 PM
I'm done chapter three (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y4FBqXA_Msp-shJq35nKoiJYiCGGaIBS-IzeMfMN3kI/edit) of Do Not Serve These Ponies. I intend to upload it to FiMFiction tomorrow so if somepony could run through it to check for coherence and quality I'd be very appreciative.

Bluh. I have the same problem with this fic as I do with so many other well-written fics. I enjoy it until something little detail, some niggling thing makes me think "this isn't Equestria" or "this isn't Twilight" and my suspension of disbelief is ruined. And it's not because the characterisation or ambience is bad, not really. It's just the feeling that the story is trying to force itself into happening in Equestria, to particular characters, instead of being a bunch of ponies doing pony stuff and pony things happening.

In this case, I can't help but feel the story is ocurring in some strange, urban fantasy universe someplace between Discworld and the Dresden Files. It's an awesome place, full of action and weirdness and humour and great characters and I'd love to read more about it. And it's a crying shame it's pretending to be Equestria.

Um... Am I making any sense here?

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 03:56 PM
I have a selection of those cards. All the art is taken from the show or vectors, but there are some hidden gems there. I am looking forward to how the fandom will take the line about Lyra and Harvest sharing Bon Bons. :smallbiggrin:

Aw, shoot! too late to make the joke..:smallfrown:
At least I did it in EqD comments section, where more than one face will be promptly smashed by a hoof upon reading my comment. :smalltongue:

Also in the cards there is a tangential description of Shining Armor and Cadence "intimate" games :smallwink:

Alrrighty, now to botch pass the "Project's Administration" test

Topaz
2012-07-04, 04:23 PM
Topaz' Traditionally Tardy List of Pony tabletop RPGs:

Pony Tales (Aspirations of Harmony) (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LaHX_aeWrw5643u040zqovePyesWI5KAXgkoHEqDazQ/edit?pli=1#) (Homebrew)
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 system based)
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!

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 04:50 PM
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/242/149/8ca.jpg

That's one heck of a catch up post.

I take it you weren't here, I'd say about a dozen threads ago, when SiuiS missed an entire thread so he did a quote post about the entire thing. It took up at least four full posts (50000 character limit) and possibly a fifth not sure on that part.

Raz_Fox
2012-07-04, 05:09 PM
The good news is that WeLoveFine is offering a 25% off pony merchandise sale for the 4th of July, that will be open for the next three hours.

The bad news is that I've spent the past three hours trying to get their site to work. All the bronies have destroyed their servers.

Forum Explorer
2012-07-04, 05:54 PM
Those cards are pretty amusing though I won't consider them canon until they are referenced in show. (Paticuarlly the Element of Love which is just hilarious)

The Great and Powerful Trixie's card is pretty interesting. She has her location listed as Ponyville and unlike most antagonists does not register on the Mean meter.

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 05:59 PM
The good news is that WeLoveFine is offering a 25% off pony merchandise sale for the 4th of July, that will be open for the next three hours.

The bad news is that I've spent the past three hours trying to get their site to work. All the bronies have destroyed their servers.

http://denver.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/rsz/mlfw381_small.jpg

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-04, 06:07 PM
A seventh element of Harmony, eh? Well, I guess that assembling all the elements wasn't really all of them. Time to rewrite and retcon the rest of the series!

Which is why the only sane policy to pony canon is to use on air only.

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 06:19 PM
Which is why the only sane policy to pony canon is to use on air only.

Nonsense!

We can piece it all together. We have the technology.

Presenting: THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR CANON!

Pendulous
2012-07-04, 07:04 PM
That's a terrible shame that you didn't enjoy yourself. Perhaps you're simply not a con person?

I'm not a traveling guy. If we had been there the whole time, rested, and I had money to spend, and I could do the one main thing I wanted to do, I might have enjoyed myself. But, even if I did, I couldn't justify spending several hours in line to meet the cast, and miss the rest of the events.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 07:08 PM
I take it you weren't here, I'd say about a dozen threads ago, when SiuiS missed an entire thread so he did a quote post about the entire thing. It took up at least four full posts (50000 character limit) and possibly a fifth not sure on that part.

I believe this is my 7th pony thread (out of 48...), so you are quite correct. I'm a mere atomic superboy really...

Actually, let me check and see when my first pony-post was. It was 2 months or so after I started to watch the show, so that should give me a clue.

I have no idea, but I think my first was on Riots.

Vent Reynolt
2012-07-04, 07:20 PM
Figured I ought to give everypony a little Bronycon blurb here. It was fantastic and so much fun! So many sexy awesome ponies from our little corner of the internet here.

I'm just gonna say that the true highlight of my trip, even more than our dinner right next to De Lancie, more than all of the fantastic artwork and other pony merchandise, more than all of the awesome cosplayers there was the chance to hang out with friends from all over the world. I really hope to see even more Ponythreaders at Bronycon next time.


I am alive again after some sleep.

Here are Con pictures I have taken (http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/Bronycon/Bronycon%20Summer%202012/), due to lighting (especially after the fire and lights became less bright) and being a generally horrible photographer, many picture are slightly blurry and /or dim.

For some quick highlights:

Pony threaders! I am bad with names so I will not identify who is who. Note the back of Peter New and John De Lancie hidden in the corner of the first picture.
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/Bronycon/Bronycon%20Summer%202012/BronyconSummer201249.jpg
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g68/Kai_raven/Bronycon/Bronycon%20Summer%202012/BronyconSummer201265.jpg



Ponythreaders, identify yourselves, I want to know who you are.

Well, I am the sexy stallion with the long, dark mane, and sexy goatee.

Which is to say: The one on the left side, second to back in the first pic, and right side front in the second.

Also, first pic, right side, second from back is my younger brother who joined us at Bronycon.

Raz_Fox
2012-07-04, 07:30 PM
SUCCESS! With half an hour to go, I managed to make my purchases! Huuuurah!

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 08:19 PM
I believe this is my 7th pony thread (out of 48...), so you are quite correct. I'm a mere atomic superboy really...

Actually, let me check and see when my first pony-post was. It was 2 months or so after I started to watch the show, so that should give me a clue.

I have no idea, but I think my first was on Riots.
Correction actually, I think it's been nearly two dozen threads since that quote post somewhere between those numbers.

SUCCESS! With half an hour to go, I managed to make my purchases! Huuuurah!
Which shirt did you get?


Our Dem-mlpartists post got posted and this happened:
http://i.imgur.com/jHpqR.png

Only one new question though. For anyone:
http://i.imgur.com/Wb13c.png

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 08:24 PM
Correction actually, I think it's been nearly two dozen threads since that quote post somewhere between those numbers.

Which shirt did you get?


Our Dem-mlpartists post got posted and this happened:
http://i.imgur.com/jHpqR.png

Only one new question though. For anyone:
http://i.imgur.com/Wb13c.png

Concept: Have Mouser with a black eye talking while another pony is wearing the boxing gloves saying 'keep typing'. Any volunteers to be the puncher?

maximus25
2012-07-04, 08:25 PM
Why would ponies wear boxing gloves?

Seems silly. Anyway, I just use magic.

Tiki Snakes
2012-07-04, 08:27 PM
Our Dem-mlpartists post got posted and this happened:
http://i.imgur.com/jHpqR.png

Only one new question though. For anyone:
http://i.imgur.com/Wb13c.png

Aw, man. People are actually looking. :smalleek:
Ehe, heh.

Uh, think it's gone since time we should have the Tumblr's avatar sorted and any non-standardisation of the theme put in-place, don't you?
Apparently there is an audience now.

What say we go for a Playground-browns look to compliment Thread-Pony, unless anyone has a better idea or a competing avatar?

Anarion
2012-07-04, 08:29 PM
The good news is that WeLoveFine is offering a 25% off pony merchandise sale for the 4th of July, that will be open for the next three hours.

The bad news is that I've spent the past three hours trying to get their site to work. All the bronies have destroyed their servers.


SUCCESS! With half an hour to go, I managed to make my purchases! Huuuurah!

All of my hate Raz, all of my hate. Seriously, I feel like I hit a comedy of errors there, where my net went out and I was trying to do it via AT&T on my iPhone and then it wouldn't load and then it loaded and then went to a 504 gateway timeout error and now it's 28 minutes too late.

/sob


Or the site could be so borked that the promo code works anyway even though the time is passed. /happy dance

Oh well, my utter sadness is tempered great joy is amplified by the fact that I also read Thanqol's "Do Not Serve These Ponies" this afternoon and it was the most hilarious thing ever.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 08:38 PM
I just realized I don't know where we are posting these, or if I even have Tumblr. Weird.

Diego Havoc
2012-07-04, 08:39 PM
Bah, you and your drinking games. I had Pillowfort. And, wait, Peter New was at Outback Steakhouse? I missed that. >_<
Yeah, he was right behind DD. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have noticed him if it weren't for that hat he always wears.

Y'know, a lot of people wear hats as an iconic thing... and I have wanted a bowler hat for ages... hmm... [/tangent]


Why do ponies insist that I am adorable. Am I a Texan Fluttershy? Or, at the very least, a Texan Twilight Sparkle?
You were a fanboy getting a hug from your hero, the creator of a show you love. It would be adorable if the Elephant Man did it.


http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/solazz/raritytwitch.gif
Yes, I suspect that would be her reaction too.


Yeah. Nicole Oliver certainly needed more love at that convention.
Absolutely. Someone told me they thought Nicole looked awkward at the panel. I didn't really notice, she seemed okay being there.


The only way that Cupcakes affected my initial viewing of Party of One was that, when Rainbow Dash went into Crazy!Pinkie's room, I was basically yelling at the screen, "NOOOOOO RAINBOW DASH GET OUT CUPCAKES IS GOING TO BE CANON" but then she got into an argument with rocks and everything was funny.
For me it was partially Cupcakes, but mostly being in a bad mood at the time. Though I don't remember what I was grumpy about.


Watch it naaaaaaaooooooow. Naaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooow.
Okaaaaaay. Geez. This had better be the most hilarious thing ever though.

*20 minutes later*

Ahahahahahahahaha! Oh man, you were so right! Ahahahah! I will never doubt you again.


http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/242/149/8ca.jpg

That's one heck of a catch up post.
Took me a while. A long while. And I actually deleted some quotes because I couldn't remember what I was going to say, or decided that it wasn't important to respond to.


Also in the cards there is a tangential description of Shining Armor and Cadence "intimate" games :smallwink:
Woah, really? I didn't see that one. Which card?


The good news is that WeLoveFine is offering a 25% off pony merchandise sale for the 4th of July, that will be open for the next three hours.

The bad news is that I've spent the past three hours trying to get their site to work. All the bronies have destroyed their servers.


SUCCESS! With half an hour to go, I managed to make my purchases! Huuuurah!
Ooh! Awesome! I'll get over there now and- *checks time* aw dammit!

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 08:45 PM
Concept: Have Mouser with a black eye talking while another pony is wearing the boxing gloves saying 'keep typing'. Any volunteers to be the puncher?
Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me I want in. :smallbiggrin:




Woah, really? I didn't see that one. Which card?
Well actually you need kinda the dirty mind. Cadence is the element of Love. And Shining Armor has Love as a Pet... :smalltongue: /wink /wink...

:smallsigh: I know I know


In other news, Augmented Reality Ponies (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/augmented-reality-ponies-window-to.html). Portal to Equestria closer every day.

Edit: What!! Ponies in your GPS (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/mane-6-for-tomtom.html#more)? I can imagine Fluttershy... "You can turn to the left... If it's ok with you.... nevermind... sorry... eeep.."

OracleofWuffing
2012-07-04, 08:47 PM
I just realized I don't know where we are posting these, or if I even have Tumblr. Weird.
You can download Tumblr here (http://ask-ponythread.tumblr.com/).:smallwink:

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 08:50 PM
Aw, man. People are actually looking. :smalleek:
Ehe, heh.

Uh, think it's gone since time we should have the Tumblr's avatar sorted and any non-standardisation of the theme put in-place, don't you?
Apparently there is an audience now.

What say we go for a Playground-browns look to compliment Thread-Pony, unless anyone has a better idea or a competing avatar?

Short of using a different theme (most don't look good to me) The basic one is unicolor unless if someone wants to make a simple background or knows a good themes to change it to.

Was there any other suggestions for an avatar? If not anyone have a copy to use, I never saved one of thread-pony.

For the members page thing, can I get whatever has been collected? I'd like to get that set up on the tumblr even if it needs to be added to later.

And another new question came in:
http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 08:56 PM
Speaking of questions, I need the question box...

The link in the OP doesn't go to the right thread.


Thread XLVII - Ponibooru, We Hardly Knew Ye...

Fixed that for you.

Alabenson
2012-07-04, 09:00 PM
I appreciate the offer, but I must decline. It won't bring back the 400 good people that Thubby just killed. I'm the head of Meteor Squad, and that means that I am allowed to do whatever I want if it's in the best interest of her subjects.

I need those schematics. :smallamused:

Are you telling me that, for the purposes of this endeavor, the restrictions Princess Celestia has placed on my research are lifted!?
*twitches with glee*
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! IGOR, IT'S HAPPENED, THE DAY YOU SAID WOULD NEVER COME HAS FINALLY CAME! BREAK OUT THE SCHEMATICS FOR THE TACHYON INDUCTION COIL!
Ook ook...OOOK!

Edit:

http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png

Sadly, I could not attend the wedding as I’m no longer permitted within 5 miles of Canterlot, following my attempt at experimenting with the city’s water supply.
I still say they overreacted; there was a definite slim possibility that the retrovirus would have successfully converted the population into alicorns instead of mutated aberrations.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 09:03 PM
Short of using a different theme (most don't look good to me) The basic one is unicolor unless if someone wants to make a simple background or knows a good themes to change it to.

Was there any other suggestions for an avatar? If not anyone have a copy to use, I never saved one of thread-pony.

For the members page thing, can I get whatever has been collected? I'd like to get that set up on the tumblr even if it needs to be added to later.

And another new question came in:
http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png
One got posted in the last thread, I just need to find it.



If you're going to do that, here's the most up-to-date version of the thread pony, more show-accurate than the earlier versions :smallsmile:
http://i.imgur.com/NPLDo.png


I also saved it to my hard drive so I don't have to hunt for it anymore.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 09:03 PM
Are you telling me that, for the purposes of this endeavor, the restrictions Princess Celestia has placed on my research are lifted!?
*twitches with glee*
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! IGOR, IT'S HAPPENED, THE DAY YOU SAID WOULD NEVER COME HAS FINALLY CAME! BREAK OUT THE SCHEMATICS FOR THE TACHYON INDUCTION COIL!
Ook ook...OOOK!

Just asking. But Boffenspark and Maxtronaut; if you build the time machine. It means you will go back in threads?

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 09:09 PM
Are you telling me that, for the purposes of this endeavor, the restrictions Princess Celestia has placed on my research are lifted!?
*twitches with glee*
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! IGOR, IT'S HAPPENED, THE DAY YOU SAID WOULD NEVER COME HAS FINALLY CAME! BREAK OUT THE SCHEMATICS FOR THE TACHYON INDUCTION COIL!
Ook ook...OOOK!

Oh.....oh gods. Shiggles. Err.... Fire Princess(ess)? Could you stop him? Please? For the greater good of Equestria?

Short of using a different theme (most don't look good to me) The basic one is unicolor unless if someone wants to make a simple background or knows a good themes to change it to.

Was there any other suggestions for an avatar? If not anyone have a copy to use, I never saved one of thread-pony.

For the members page thing, can I get whatever has been collected? I'd like to get that set up on the tumblr even if it needs to be added to later.

And another new question came in:
http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png

I was on vacation in Zebrica. To be exact, I was at a resort enjoying exclusive access thanks to my connections with Dusty Dunes. I do belive I was watching some very well trained giraffe dancers when the changelings where removed.


Err, should the Tumbler get a spot in the OP? Seems like something that should get in there.

Siosilvar
2012-07-04, 09:11 PM
Oh.....oh gods. Shiggles. Err.... Fire Princess(ess)? Could you stop him? Please? For the greater good of Equestria?

Here, let me use my working time machine to do it with.

Actually, no. I want to see how he shatters the universe. Feel free to keep ignoring me; I'll just go slowly insane is all.

OOC: No hard feelings. ;) Somepony was going to break eventually, ought as well be Wavelength.

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 09:12 PM
Also, how often are we trying to post to it? If I do one a week, is that adequate? Don't want to leave it all on the actual artists here :smallredface:

Forum Explorer
2012-07-04, 09:24 PM
And another new question came in:
http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png

Concept:

Sad pony saying they weren't invited to the fun.

OR

Bruised Changling saying he was the one Twilight jumped on.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 09:35 PM
Concept:

Sad pony saying they weren't invited to the fun.

OR

Bruised Changling saying he was the one Twilight jumped on.

Bruised Changeling Blastech saying that he was jumped on by Twilight :smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin:

Alabenson
2012-07-04, 09:41 PM
Oh.....oh gods. Shiggles. Err.... Fire Princess(ess)? Could you stop him? Please? For the greater good of Equestria?

Translation sequence engaged I'm afraid the situation may even be quite a bit worse than you fear. The professor's machine operates by forcing a complete four dimensional implosion of the multiverse, then reassembles it with the machine, its operator and any nearby ponies at a chosen 4th dimensional coordinate. In other words, should this device malfunction, the multiverse would not merely be destroyed, it would have never have existed in the first place.

Raz_Fox
2012-07-04, 09:57 PM
Yeah, he was right behind DD. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have noticed him if it weren't for that hat he always wears.

Y'know, a lot of people wear hats as an iconic thing... and I have wanted a bowler hat for ages... hmm... [/tangent]

*flails everywhere*


You were a fanboy getting a hug from your hero, the creator of a show you love. It would be adorable if the Elephant Man did it.

Ah. Okay. My Spike-esque desire to be masculine and cool is now mollified. Do continue telling me that I'm manly and one of the ace guys everyone looks up to, while I pose in front of the mirror and then spew green fiery fiction onto my computer.


Absolutely. Someone told me they thought Nicole looked awkward at the panel. I didn't really notice, she seemed okay being there.

See, I feel really bad, because I was on the other side of the room from Nicole Oliver, at an angle such that I really couldn't see her, so I have no idea whether all the people saying that she was distinctly uncomfortable are right or not.

Personal rambling spinning off that below.
See, that's one of my flaws born from a strength. I try to not blindly follow things, but that means I'm rather susceptible to mental/social attacks that imply that I'm wrong or that I missed something. Someone says that Bronycon guests were actually uncomfortable/tired/acting-for-the-Bronies? Part of me instinctively believes it and says that I'm horrible for not noticing and/or doing something about it, even though realistically there's little I could do about it.

That also kind of extends towards accusations towards the fandom, as long-time threadponies might have noticed. I still freak whenever someone implies that this fandom is worse than other fandoms. Like the hoax "Bronycon Orgy" thing that briefly circulated. Or the fact that there might be little girls trying to look up "Cupcakes" on YouTube because they liked the song. I am very easily convinced that I am a member of the worst fandom ever, even though the other one I was this deep in had incestuous underage R34 all over the place if you knew where to look.

I'm rambling. Um. The Gentleman understands that a fandom is made up of people, and that there are very fantastic people and pretty awful people in any group you care to name, but he's still afraid that he's put in his lot with a bunch of bad eggs and is frightfully insecure about his position as the 'good fox'. And he thinks that he's much worse than other people say he is, so he's very easily fooled into thinking that he's part of a bad group, or that he deserves blame for being part of something that caused other people grief, or that he's naive, even though realistically he shouldn't have to worry at all.


Okaaaaaay. Geez. This had better be the most hilarious thing ever though.

*20 minutes later*

Ahahahahahahahaha! Oh man, you were so right! Ahahahah! I will never doubt you again.

Doubt Raz? Why would you ever doubt Raz? Raz never lies or tricks or implies falsehood or anything like that. Raz is Pure and Honest.

And there are more of those videos. Go watch theeeeem.


You can download Tumblr here (http://ask-ponythread.tumblr.com/).:smallwink:

Tumblrponies: you have permission to include the little fox Raz if you want.

thubby
2012-07-04, 10:02 PM
And another new question came in:
http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png
i was, er...
*flashes back to image of self in an incoherent stupor atop a mound of fanfiction*
busy

Pokonic
2012-07-04, 10:02 PM
Translation sequence engaged I'm afraid the situation may even be quite a bit worse than you fear. The professor's machine operates by forcing a complete four dimensional implosion of the multiverse, then reassembles it with the machine, its operator and any nearby ponies at a chosen 4th dimensional coordinate. In other words, should this device malfunction, the multiverse would not merely be destroyed, it would have never have existed in the first place.

Igor, could you not simply "accedently" keep the plan for that horrid device near the doctor's flaming friend and let nature take it's course?

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 10:07 PM
Hey look, this

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/omgpony/ponythread1.png

It's ready to be posted by Amish or me if I'm given post power on the blog.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 10:11 PM
Hey look, this

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/omgpony/ponythread1.png

It's ready to be posted by Amish or me if I'm given post power on the blog.

:smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin:

It works on so many levels, cause my cutiemark is a console window, and his is a mouse... Admin -> Abused User :smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin:
:smalltongue:

I woke my wife laughing. You good sir made my night!

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 10:13 PM
:smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbi ggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin:

It works on so many levels, cause my cutiemark is a console window, and his is a mouse... Admin -> Abused User :smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallto ngue:

I woke my wife laughing. You good sir made my night!

Actually in this case it would be Linux admin abusing the .net dev, or IT vs Developement, the endless war.

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 10:24 PM
Hey look, this

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s168/murderouseagle/ponymote/omgpony/ponythread1.png

It's ready to be posted by Strife or me if I'm given post power on the blog.

Since I created a new blog opposed to linking it off my old one , there isn't a 'collaborators' thing. Unless if I were to create a sub-blog thingy and swap names. Or if there isn't something I know about.

If there's any development on that front things'll change, if not that'll be tomorrows post. Well, it'll be tomorrows post anyways, but you should know what I mean.

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-04, 10:36 PM
Actually in this case it would be Linux admin abusing the .net dev, or IT vs Developement, the endless war.

The funny thing is that I have been all of those. IT, Linux Admin, and now I work as Developer in .Net... Life eh?

Also I keep feeding Maxtronaut DAWs

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/183/4/f/sweet_dream_you_two_by_ende26-d55nchn.png

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 10:36 PM
Since I created a new blog opposed to linking it off my old one , there isn't a 'collaborators' thing. Unless if I were to create a sub-blog thingy and swap names. Or if there isn't something I know about.

If there's any development on that front things'll change, if not that'll be tomorrows post. Well, it'll be tomorrows post anyways, but you should know what I mean.

Alright, you mind if I cross-post it to my DA though?

PhantomFox
2012-07-04, 10:40 PM
*crawls into thread*

5 days without power is NOT fun. But I'm back now, to continue doing the... nothing that I did beforehand I guess. :)

MCerberus
2012-07-04, 10:41 PM
*crawls into thread*

5 days without power is NOT fun. But I'm back now, to continue doing the... nothing that I did beforehand I guess. :)

You could always crush your enemies.
Like grapes.

Maxtronaut
2012-07-04, 10:58 PM
Are you telling me that, for the purposes of this endeavor, the restrictions Princess Celestia has placed on my research are lifted!?
*twitches with glee*
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! IGOR, IT'S HAPPENED, THE DAY YOU SAID WOULD NEVER COME HAS FINALLY CAME! BREAK OUT THE SCHEMATICS FOR THE TACHYON INDUCTION COIL!
Ook ook...OOOK!

EXCELLENT! But for now, I must be off to watch the 'merica Day fireworks. Good luck, Clockwork! :smallbiggrin:

Uh-huh. Anyways, these schematics seem... complicated. That's just the way I like it. :smallamused:

By the way, it's nice to finally meet you both in person. :smallsmile:

Strife Warzeal
2012-07-04, 11:00 PM
Alright, you mind if I cross-post it to my DA though?

No, I don't mind.

I do have a reason now, after exploring the tumblr help section. As a primary blog it can like, follow, ask, etc. but if it were an additional blog it couldn't.

Unrelated picture stuff?
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2012/186/f/2/team_up_derpy_hellboy_by_csimadmax-d56525c.png
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/186/8/6/diamonds_for_free_by_csimadmax-d56524y.png
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/186/7/5/happy_4th_of_july_2012_by_johnjoseco-d562xab.jpg
Sleep time now. *brain shut-off*

Thanqol
2012-07-04, 11:06 PM
Thanqol: Do Not Serve These Ponies is brilliant. And I want more. And I will show you that I am not a hasbeen you prolific son of a diamond dog just you wait and see I'll make new fics which will blow yours right out of the water

I mean, uh. I feel that a year is far too long to have gone without producing pony fiction. And will be working on fixing that. Along with Heroics.

I'm sorry, who are you again?


Bluh. I have the same problem with this fic as I do with so many other well-written fics. I enjoy it until something little detail, some niggling thing makes me think "this isn't Equestria" or "this isn't Twilight" and my suspension of disbelief is ruined. And it's not because the characterisation or ambience is bad, not really. It's just the feeling that the story is trying to force itself into happening in Equestria, to particular characters, instead of being a bunch of ponies doing pony stuff and pony things happening.

In this case, I can't help but feel the story is ocurring in some strange, urban fantasy universe someplace between Discworld and the Dresden Files. It's an awesome place, full of action and weirdness and humour and great characters and I'd love to read more about it. And it's a crying shame it's pretending to be Equestria.

Um... Am I making any sense here?

I do understand the point, but it's not the kind of thing I can address within the bounds of this story without drastically adjusting everything about it. And we've all had enough of that from me.

Consider it to be, in the words of one commentator, "Ah, here it is! This is Variation 37, where everypony has an IQ over 200. Unfortunately, it also happens to be the starting point for extinction realities; every Variation beyond this is either in crisis or post-extinction."


Oh well, my utter sadness is tempered great joy is amplified by the fact that I also read Thanqol's "Do Not Serve These Ponies" this afternoon and it was the most hilarious thing ever.

Woohoo! Next up: aliens!

BlasTech
2012-07-04, 11:07 PM
Concept:

Sad pony saying they weren't invited to the fun.

OR

Bruised Changling saying he was the one Twilight jumped on.


Bruised Changeling Blastech saying that he was jumped on by Twilight :smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin:

"That mare packs a mean left hoof."

(Moments like this make me wish I can see tumblr links at work. It also makes me wish I could draw better ... I shall practise more this weekend!)

Anarion
2012-07-04, 11:08 PM
*crawls into thread*

5 days without power is NOT fun. But I'm back now, to continue doing the... nothing that I did beforehand I guess. :)

Final vote counting for the really actually final results from Season 2.

SiuiS
2012-07-04, 11:12 PM
Those abominations are an affront to palentologists everywhere, and I swear by the spirits of Robert Bakker and Michel J Benton1 they shall be abolised when I take over, and the very memories of them be expunged from history in the white-cold rime-rimmed frost of justice!

Ooh, censorship! You are evil!



'Cos, you know, people and animals die (see: Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Star Fleet, Terrahawks, Marvel's Tranformers comic run and all the other things that I'd been exposed to by then). So, no, a laughable play for sympathy for an improperly-named sauropod being eaten by an improperly-named tyrannosaur in a fashion tamer than half my sodding dinosaur books did not, in fact, make anything even remotely moving.

I want to go on record as saying that this is especially funny as it was only a thread or so ago you said "psssh cycle of nature, I don't even!" before saying "meh, this is how things occur. It is predictable and cyclic." :smallbiggrin:


Especially since that, unlike Bambi (which at least had the decency to have sorta half-a-point, in an anti-hunting or Man verses Nature sorta way), that was villifying carnivores and predators as Evil; an attitude I find unequivocably and indefensibly excreble. Predators are predators, that's what they do! And 99% of them are far more interesting than most herbivores, nonsentient equines included!

But that's the point. If you are the herbivore, then carnivores ARE evil. They exist for the sole purpose of hunting down you and your loved ones, running them to exhaustion and then, if you're lucky, killing you before gulping down parts o you and leaving the rest to rot. They are nature's serial killers, even More so evaluate to them, it's as natural as anything and you're bein rude for not cooperating.

Analog: undead are so much better, because they don't have hormones, or emotions, or any of that stuff to get in the way. (paradigm shift based on you purposefully giving up the things that give existence value).

Personally, I want to see life from the perspective of a bacterial colony, pilgrims in a new land eking out a bleak but enjoyable existence, before the Powers That Be sic a baleful menace on them; antibiotics! Genetically engineered to hunt down and destroy them, Aleaxes who hamstring the poor critters while the wolves and bears of the countryside (phagocytes) prowl in the dark, ever present.



Brohoof... er Lichclaw...? I dunno.


Sweet! /)
Oh Celestia the cold ill never be warm again o_o
*crawls over to a heating vent and shivers in the fetal position*


Just want to raise a point on this issue;*
The film is portrayed entirely from the viewpoint of the Herbivores. The predatory carnivore is, indeed, portrayed as a vicious and unmerciful killing machine, because from the point of view of it's prey, that's exactly what it is.*

Also, whilst wiki/imdbing the film to check littlefoot's voice actor, I noticed that in the non-existant sequels they not only raise a sharptooth baby of some kind but it also grows up Bilingual. Which is to say, it's canon in the extended universe of the franchise that there is, ontop of all the other factors, a largely insurmountable language barrier between the protagonists of the first film and the predatory antagonist. Which kind of rules out there being any meaningful room for interaction, don't you think?

I actually feel bad for Chomper.

[dark]poor carnivore was raised by a brontosaurus1 to feel bad for eating animals. When he got bak with his parents he grew, so he's not all bad, but they meet up again and he can talk. Suddenly, his food is people!

I remember an old show, I think it was Outer Limits, where a lady saw in a catalogue an advert that was 100% guaranteed to help you lose weight. No ifs, ands or buts.

She ends up receiving a pair of glasses that, when donned, gives all your food tiny mouths and you can hear them begging and pleasing not to be eaten, or screaming when bitten or pricked with a fork or knife. And the glasses don't come off. The episode ends with her having sewn her mouth shut, an sting f starvation surrounded by an arena of now moldy fruit.

Can we expect better for the poor tyrannosaur? Perhaps this is how he became Rex; in order to survive his heart hardened, utterly, and with no remorse it is easy to rule.



I don't even remember the name of the hotel. *Like I said, I was being treated, and all that info wasn't really up to me. *But it was the hotel where everyone else was. *I think if I had the choice, I'd go alone. *I liked the panels more than the vendors. *Anything I would have wanted was either A. sold out immediately (there was a fantastic Spitfire image at one of them, by the time we saw it, it was already sold. *Plushies of course went super fast), or B. Ungodly expensive. *See plushies. *Though they were a lot cheaper than I would have thought. *When you see em going on eBay for thousand of dollars, you get shocked when some of em aren't even triple digits.

Well, that all being said we'd still like to hang out for a spell, maybe treat you to dinner.


Yeah, lots of issues. *It was because I was there :p I was going to say that in their defense, it was by far the biggest one yet, so they didn't know how to handle it, but I don't know how experienced the staff is, how well they knew the convention center, and whatnot.

I believe this was the first after the con coup, where all the Ponies lobbied to incorporate as a non-profit, so no one person could have utter control an so no one pony could muck things up. Titanium Fox (Jade) could tell you more.


"OOh, a new thread. What's happening in he--"
O_o;;

*Is torn between shock and a warm fuzzy feeling at somepony noticing me hiding here*

But that means they've seen us! They're seen us naked!


That does it, time to start practising drawingTotal Tread Domination again!

Yay~! You'll make our queen so proud~
Go-Go-Gadget sculpt sound spell!


And I keep pointing out about the misuse of horrendous levels it usually has (seriously? comparing throwing something out of a window with jumping off a building?)

Ah, but "all my friends and their friends dressed up like ponies and watch a tv show and talk about it, so I did too!" is pretty close to bridge jumping.



Maybe got better....Cuz I'm doing almost nothing now

You could say you're bitter and jut not talking. You could also say you have come to understand the fine-point difference, and are becoming a better person. Depends on how much effort you're putting in to it.


honestly, I can't tell from ducks and geese.

Geese are the ones who hold you up with brass knuckles.



I don't need to change the world; I have changed myself. The world will be collateral damage.

I didn't say need, I said inevitable.



Also, good morning. I am cold, stiff and liberated, for I have finally put the past to rest.

Oh?


Lies and slander!

Maybe. But you're on the list now! Mawahahahahaha!

Besides, you've made;
A pony
A drawn pony
A digital art pony
An anatomical sketch

Whereas I've only made... Oh horse apples.


I am but a humble drawpony who moonlights as a transporter for threadgoers...

>.>

:smallbiggrin:

Ostensibly, one of the highlights of the trip. Maybe next time though we can get an extra day of vacation and, like, a hotel? Because beds are awesome. XD


Well you did seem to be the best rebuttal I had to the question :smallwink:

*whistles*


I had to break a heart.

It was awful to do, but it had to be done.

Oh. Unfortunate. You're a stronger filly than I. Or hen. Or whatever Charger is (filly still?)


And thus, the true identity of Crackle was revealed. (http://cupidite.tumblr.com/post/26486252024/dragonslayer)

Not enough yes in the world for this.


Haha, yeah. And I wouldn't describe it as a positive thing to say to a fellow. :smallbiggrin:

Also, what scandalous rot. Crackle is crackle. Crackle is best dragon, and if certain unsuccessful changelings feel the need to bask in his Crackley awesomeness then, well, that's understandable.

He? Crackle is totes a girl dragon. Dem eyelashes!


Oh man, so tempting to commission awesome, epic style interpretations of Crackle. I mean, eight legs means he must have phenominal traction.

phenomenal traction

phenomenal traction

SO THAT'S HOW SHE GOT SO POULAR AMONGST FANS!


edit:
Crackle is Best Dragon Dump!

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/157/5/7/derpy_loves_liddle_crackle_by_thessur-d52jxwx.jpg
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/082/8/7/570_mlp_ultimate_derp_by_silverlegends-d4tmssk.jpg


Guys? I need someone to DM for me guys. I have the best paladin idea.


Man, just looking in fear at the portal before you got whisked away gave you some crazy hallucinations.

Thubby, can I get some of that stuff? For... uh, science, you see.

EDIT: Train of thought ran into a passing whale. Classic.

Och. I'll be honest guys. When the RP gets to the point of god-modding, you should prooobably tone it down.

Although...

I think all the ponies who really had a problem with RP being so predominant noes to the IRC. Hm.


My friend (if I could call him that) has finally gone back to Europe.*

I can now post the things I got/did at bronycon. Yay.

I missed ANOTHER Ponythreader?!?!

Seriously. Next time I am posting room number, food and drink available, and hours of operation.


All the stuff I got; my brother has some other stuff we got in his room.
http://i47.tinypic.com/eg26bs.jpg

Still not sure why y'all wanna prevent my espionage, but okay...



A poster signed by:
Dustykatt*
Atryl*
Eurobeat Brony*
Egophiliac*
Empty10 (He made it)*
SpeccySY*
Aphex*
Raikassu*
Final Draft*
123Hamster*
Pixel-Kitties*
Solrac*
KevinSano*
KefkaFloyd
http://i47.tinypic.com/rcvs7c.jpg

This reminds me! We had lunch with Foozogz! Met a bloke, name a metacritter, an his mate Stormy Skies. Good bronies. Also, strangely well connected. We had lunch, and one of his other guests none other.

Quite the proliferation of celebrities.


Thanqol: Do Not Serve These Ponies is brilliant. And I want more. And I will show you that I am not a hasbeen you prolific son of a diamond dog just you wait and see I'll make new fics which will blow yours right out of the water

I mean, uh. I feel that a year is far too long to have gone without producing pony fiction. And will be working on fixing that. Along with Heroics.

Yay heroics!
Also yay Raz is participating in thread again! You know why this calls for right?

AN RP!!

*hefts SRM-Mdnyte1 like a bazooka, priming the Haremization ray*


I think we have a winner.

I concur.


Awww man, not you too. Dam you, slowly recovering economy.

SWEETIE!
*all the hugs*


Someone has scanned the backs of all the Character cards for the Friendship is Magic trading cards. Among other things, apparently there is a seventh Element of Harmony, Love, which Shining Armor and Cadence co-wield. Personally, I'm invoking Death of the Author on that one. (http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07/mlp-trading-description-scans.html)
There are also a couple of errors on them though, for one, apparently Pinkie is Tank's owner.
I like how the text on Discord's card is upside down. :smalltongue:
And apparently Discord is only four-fifths of the maximum threat to Equestria? There must be some REALLY nasty villains in season three....

The cards were specifically a team-up to "canonize" as much fan material as possible. I think that points I then being legit.

I also think they used the preexisting template for Cadence and Shining Armor, and were all "element? Hm. I can make a joke out of this" and thus a shout-out to the fifthseventh element was born.

They've slid in the Dude. Is this any different?


A seventh element of Harmony, eh? Well, I guess that assembling all the elements wasn't really all of them. Time to rewrite and retcon the rest of the series!

Oh fie! You've just got no sense of meta humor.


*phew* Finally finished the thread after several hours reading. Geez. You guys really picked up the pace while I was out of it, huh?

Yeah, sorry ^.^


Anyway, didn't sleep the full 48 hours. Only 17. Feeling refreshed. Also decided to skip work. They can live without me for one more day.

I wish I could have slept for 48 hours. Or skived out of work today. Or both! But no. Kitten snuggles have suffice though.

Glad to see you're rested though. Any jetlag? Or shall I dub you the Iron Pony?


Bronycon! Best time of my life! Met plenty of cool thread ponies as well as some of my friends from Canterlot.com- two of whom I simply bumped into in an elevator. Speaking of elevators, guess who got a brohoof from Tara Strong while riding the elevator at the hotel? That's right, me! Aww Yeah.

Those elevators were like, mass effect all over again. They. Took. FOORRREEEVEEERRRRRR.

But nopony cared because they were tickets to awesomeville. I still remember DD jumpin to the side and peeking out the closing elevator doors. "guys, was that de Lancie?". Or ms. Faust rushing by with her five-pony security contingent. Or descending on an unsuspecting con, hands raised dramatically an getting applause.

Murder when you needed the wee fillie's room though >.<


Other highlights include meeting other bronies by chance and simply chatting with them (everyone in this fandom just seems so friendly), including some British bronies at the airport; Seeing John De Lancie, Lauren Faust and Peter New at the restaurant (got a pic with Faust, will post later); Getting all kinds of swag (though I sadly missed out on a t-shirt I wanted and mever got a plushie); playing the MLP trivia drinking game with threadponies.

Aww, you should have invited them to dinner! We love meeting new ponies.

And that drinking game. @.@

Guys? Make sure your trivia cards (MLP trading cards in this case) are factually correct about 50+% of the time before using them. Okay? Ouch. XD


I will post pictures later when I get a chance. For now, quote posts by the bazillions.

Right! I'll post mine when I can, y'know, reliably upload them! so, like, within a month >_<



This is pretty much why I went to Bronycon. The con was great, but only because I hung out with so many cool people there.

I'm going to surprise nopony here an paraphrase Thanqol.

Expectations are generally bad for you. How many bronies stick around because the thread is awesome, whether or not they like any other part of the fandom, or even the show?

So what if the convention wasn't roses and cupcakes while angels massaged the tension from your soul. It was fun! It was a group outing, where you could let your guard down. Who at the pony convention would mock you for liking ponies? Who at the pony convention would respond to something they don't like with "I'm not going to tolerate that."?

I had fun, hung with friends, told jokes, as was inspired. There was a con in the background, which was pleasant but not entirely necessary backdrop2.


That's beautiful man.

I'm glad it's well received. It's a very personal sentiment, and one that I had lost. Thanqol promised a dragon he would make her proud; I remembered my duty and the joy it once brought me.



And it was adorable. :3



I'm a unicorn actually, it's just that most of my skills are in magic items and potions. Control Weather spells are not easily distilled into potion form.

Hmm... Now I wonder...
Ah well. It would be hard to tell unicorn from earth pony in such resplendent armor in any case. I presume the one Celestia knighted and bequeathed the enchanted ceremonial armor to was you? For bravery in the face of astounding amounts of griffon-propelled rocks while saving school fillies?

Why there were school fillies at the con ill never know...



I know this has been brought up already, but remorseful? No.

When Trixie returns she will be riding on the back of an Ursa Major that she has tamed herself. And everypony will love her.

The point of the episode is finding out that she's simply using very complex illusions spells to make herself look better, thus proving that she has learned nothing. Or something along those lines..

:smalleek:

That. Would be. Fan. Tastic!



When did you find this out?


The meet-and-greet! When not talking to any one pony I audibly searches the room for interesting tidbits. Delancie was making a bland joke, one of the groups over was debating telling Tara that Twilight was only second-best pony for lulz, and ms. Faust was answering a question.

I initially continued eaves dropping because I thought it was a good tangential discussion; she was talking about mediaeval art structure And the patterns and such of the time. In the same way that we look at an anime picture, and we understand it is a specific abstraction of a person, the artists who painted Celestia in these medieval pony times were using the style of their day. And so when she was designed, it was not intended that Celestia had pink hair, it was an abstraction by the artists.

The anime reference is mine, but the rest is pretty word for word (as close as can be coming in to the middle, and having trouble telling that the convention happened over a weekend instead of a day...) what she said. It sounded like she was surprised at the connection fans made, and while didn't want to refute it, considered it wrong in her headcanon.

Which is interesting. Ms. Faust, the creator an progenitor of our show, has headcanon. She has notions that she will readily admit may be the formula behind the visual and thematic results, but are not official or even correct in any capacity. I believe this is also where I first heard about Rarity's parents. The ponies "have parents" in the sense that they are not established as not having parents. Sweetie Belle was dropped off to establish the already-decided idea that she does not live with Rarity. During this brainstorm they thought it would be funny to have Rarity's parents be tacky. So they did it.

Applejack is also specifically called out as having parents too. They aren't dead, the narrative has just thus far had no need of them.

Also, Rarity was supposed to have a fake English accent.



I swear I don't remember what her dress looked like. (must go check photos).
[quote]

Both days she wore why I know as sun dresses3. The first one was a bland-ish floral print, the kind of subtle red-green-white-beige you see on couches from about fifteen years ago. It set off perfectly with her hair and jacket, the hair bein a bob and the jacket a light brown woolen demicoat, coming down to mid-back, mostly providing sleeves. Her nails were a delightful shade which danced between light mocha brown, and dark dusky lavender without ever settling on either. They were more rounded than square (which is good; I hate square nails :smallyuk:) and obviously used nail gel instead of the usual paint, polish or lacquer.

The second day saw her in a more snug, flowing velvety orange and strappy sandals. I saw her on stage and marveled. Woman has taste.

[quote]
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/1223/837/2012/07/02/02_31_12_640_28011__safe_artist_lamiaaaa
I want to sig this. Can I sig this? This is literally the best complement I have ever received. Ever.

Please! Though I don't understand how that can be. Do your friends even know you? :smalltongue:



Huh. See I stopped watching it after that point, because the change in the tone of the show no longer interested me. Oh, and the addition of that girl with the blond hair. I hated her so much.

I will eventually get around to giving it another go.

Do so. It wasn't too bad. The sudden genre shift to "you're old and can't handle our newfound world with your fogey ways" is a ruse designed to ... Well, I don't know it was stupid. But it does pick up.

And yes. She offends me. She Had no redeeming traits except the main character immediately fell in love? How transparent. She develops a bit of character, but mostly it's enough to make you think "I suppose I don't want you to die in a fire after all..." about three episodes before she dies in a fire.
Heh.



Oh right, that reminds me. At the airport, I was waiting in line for check in. A guy comes up behind me and says "Oh hey, I see you went to Bronycon" and points out my Dash bag. Another British Brony! And it turns out, he was SmittyG, the creator of that picture. I mentioned that I had been at his table, debating whether or not to buy a saucy picture (decided not to, to save awkward questions from friends/family). He gave me a copy of that AJ pic for free. :D

I have so far managed to hide it from my Mother. While I'm now open about my love of ponies, I don't think my Mum needs to needs to know about my love of ponies. Especially ones in ball gags. ._.

Smitty is a pretty cool guy. I felt sorry for him though, he got robbed by a cab driver. Smitty arrived in Newark airport and the cabbie took him into downtown manhatten, then drove off before he could get his bag from the trunk.

Also, the one thing I love about bronies is that they will just come up and talk to you if you have pony merch on you. I met four British bronies while waiting at the airport, and had some great conversations with them. All of them were very different in how they viewed and interacted with the fandom too.

Nice! Braz had a run-in with him actually. She said AJ was her favorite and he showed her the picture. They had an awkward love/tolerate moment where she had to explain she wasn't that into ponies, while still trying not to hurt his feelings or come off as judge-y.

It is really cool how well folks just mosey up and talk. I am pretty sure that is what made the convention so awesome. It had appeal outside of buying mercy and sitting in panels.



I felt sorry for all the other VAs. It must hurt pretty bad to get a moderate cheer/applause, only to have to watch Tara/John get the standing ovations whenever they entered. Admittedly Tara and John are pretty high-profile with their interactions with the community, but c'mon, Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) Was there!


But Andrea Libman got a Fluttershy style ovation! That's all :smalltongue:



That's a shame dude, I was really excited about the game. Your sprites are good though.

Yes. I too was pretty excited. I am interested in what your own product will be though. I think you had some good ideas, and would love to see them implemented.


http://scranton.mylittlefacewhen.com/media/f/rsz/mlfw1900_small.png
I figured that you'd actually use those dice, instead of having them around on a table for the novelty value like I would have. Enjoy!

I am trying to did or start a pony d6 game for just that reason XD


Yeah, this. The con would not have been anywhere near as good without you guys (and my friends from Canterlot, who I sadly did not get to see much of).

Seriously. Dinner. Invite them.



Speaking of gifts, thank you again for the AJ hat! I'll have to see if I can borrow one of my Dad's cowboy hats and wear it over AJ to the next con.

Pics! Pics for the ponythread!



I was going to point out who everyone was, then Starry pointed out that I should probably let others identify themselves.

To be fair, I'm pretty close to just emailing everyone and asking. There was a sign saying "do not enter if you aren't okay being on film of some kind", but it never says I could caption those pictures... Such a weird morality I have.



Oh gods, I want one! WAAAAAANT!


I am a paycheck away from buying the ingredients, deciphering its construction and waking up the next day without having written anything down.



Erm...


Yeah. :smalleek:


Okay, so I'm going to google this. But I want to know; how bad is it gonna be?

I have a selection of those cards. All the art is taken from the show or vectors, but there are some hidden gems there. I am looking forward to how the fandom will take the line about Lyra and Harvest sharing Bon Bons. :smallbiggrin:



what

[QUOTE=Raz_Fox;13499777]Bah, you and your drinking games. I had Pillowfort. And, wait, Peter New was at Outback Steakhouse? I missed that. >_<

You also missed Lauren standing behind you for the first ten minutes. You're a very silly foxen~*


But, yes, everything else - chatting with Bronies, seeing Pony celebrities (and getting the hug that I will never play down), and acquisition of swag - was awesome. Super awesome.

SSWWWAAAAAAAAAG



Why do ponies insist that I am adorable. Am I a Texan Fluttershy? Or, at the very least, a Texan Twilight Sparkle?

That last one? Yes.



My texts home just kind of broke down in comprehension when Canadian Fluttershy happened. That and the hug of Lauren Faust.

"what does 'GLAARP' mean? Is he quoting Crackle?"



http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/solazz/raritytwitch.gif

http://img.ponibooru.org/_images/09ae4d9e490785f057058f45f3d4fbb1/91279%20-%20Colgate%20creep%20creepy%20do_the_creep%20grin% 20Lyra%20pinkie_pie%20smile%20the_creep%20the_lone ly_island.jpg


Yeah. Nicole Oliver certainly needed more love at that convention.

I am in the awkward position of not being able to frame a rebuttal that won elicit "Giggety" or "eewwww".


The only way that Cupcakes affected my initial viewing of Party of One was that, when Rainbow Dash went into Crazy!Pinkie's room, I was basically yelling at the screen, "NOOOOOO RAINBOW DASH GET OUT CUPCAKES IS GOING TO BE CANON" but then she got into an argument with rocks and everything was funny.


Oh yeah. Me too. I like to think that scene was to ... What's the word? Joss Cupcakes.


http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/242/149/8ca.jpg

That's one heck of a catch up post.

Who's a smug pony?

http://www.determinismsucks.net/archive/Smug_Trixie-(n1301961858415).png



I'm a smug pony~


Bluh. I have the same problem with this fic as I do with so many other well-written fics. I enjoy it until something little detail, some niggling thing makes me think "this isn't Equestria" or "this isn't Twilight" and my suspension of disbelief is ruined. And it's not because the characterisation or ambience is bad, not really. It's just the feeling that the story is trying to force itself into happening in Equestria, to particular characters, instead of being a bunch of ponies doing pony stuff and pony things happening.

In this case, I can't help but feel the story is ocurring in some strange, urban fantasy universe someplace between Discworld and the Dresden Files. It's an awesome place, full of action and weirdness and humour and great characters and I'd love to read more about it. And it's a crying shame it's pretending to be Equestria.*

Um... Am I making any sense here?

That makes perfect sense actually. This is what people mean by "this reads like a fanfic".


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!

Bully! Do you have any recommendations for a good d6 game, good miss Topaz?


I take it you weren't here, I'd say about a dozen threads ago, when SiuiS missed an entire thread so he did a quote post about the entire thing. It took up at least four full posts (50000 character limit) and possibly a fifth not sure on that part.

I actually stopped because people were complaining I was bringing up closed discussion XD


The good news is that WeLoveFine is offering a 25% off pony merchandise sale for the 4th of July, that will be open for the next three hours.

The bad news is that I've spent the past three hours trying to get their site to work. All the bronies have destroyed their servers.

I WILL STRIKE THEIR SERVERS LIKE THE FIST OF AN ANGRY GOD



Our Dem-mlpartists post got posted and this happened:
http://i.imgur.com/jHpqR.png

Only one new question though. For anyone:
http://i.imgur.com/Wb13c.png

DIBSawwwww.


I just realized I don't know where we are posting these, or if I even have Tumblr. Weird.

Yep!
Jut sort of
Like
Doing what I'm told here.
Kind of. Maybe.


Yeah, he was right behind DD. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have noticed him if it weren't for that hat he always wears.

Y'know, a lot of people wear hats as an iconic thing... and I have wanted a bowler hat for ages... hmm... [/tangent]

Hats are awesome and make it harder for people to flick*You Incessantly in the gorram horn Droplet, Vorpal I will NOT forget this!!!!

*ahem*



Absolutely. Someone told me they thought Nicole looked awkward at the panel. I didn't really notice, she seemed okay being there.

They were weary towards the end. Four thousand people all clamping for attention, even nicely, can get old. I still feel bad for Mr. And Mrs. Cake's photo op getting between Lauren and hanging out with Delancie.



Took me a while. A long while. And I actually deleted some quotes because I couldn't remember what I was going to say, or decided that it wasn't important to respond to.

Goodness I hate when that happens.



Ooh! Awesome! I'll get over there now and- *checks time* aw dammit!

I know right?


Concept:*

Sad pony saying they weren't invited to the fun.*

OR

Bruised Changling saying he was the one Twilight jumped on.

Ooh ooh ooh

Wait, can we all respond or is it one question, one pony?


*crawls into thread*

5 days without power is NOT fun. *But I'm back now, to continue doing the... nothing that I did beforehand I guess. *:)

Being loved by your friends is not 'nothing' u.u

Its breakfast! OMNOMNOM LOVE












1: if Bleakbane let's me survive 'brontosaurus' then I've moved from acquaintance to friend XD

2: Which totally belies the exact extent to which I enjoyed the convention. It's like my cake had icing, which was also cake, an thus had its own icing! Enjoyable, all the way down.

3: I know! So appropriate it hurts in the best possible way, right?

Tvtyrant
2012-07-04, 11:21 PM
~Jealousy inspiring life at bronycon snip~
~more snippedy~

http://www.determinismsucks.net/archive/Smug_Trixie-(n1301961858415).png



I'm a smug pony~



I'm sorry, but I will only Mother of Celestia once a day. Try again tomorrow :P

Luka
2012-07-04, 11:24 PM
Ah, but "all my friends and their friends dressed up like ponies and watch a tv show and talk about it, so I did too!" is pretty close to bridge jumping.

Actually, I didn't like it at first, but I just though the one I was given just looked way too cool and liked it a lot :smallbiggrin:..... And that just means I like this specific one, just in case :smalltongue:
And no it's no close to it, completely different things.


You could say you're bitter and jut not talking. You could also say you have come to understand the fine-point difference, and are becoming a better person. Depends on how much effort you're putting in to it.

I actualy mean that I ran out of what to say/do and I don't know what else to say/do.... But the first too, a bit, with a bit of frustration.


Geese are the ones who hold you up with brass knuckles.

....
....wat? :smallconfused:

BlasTech
2012-07-04, 11:39 PM
Final vote counting for the really actually final results from Season 2.

I so don't envy you having to go back and retally all those votes ... :smalleek:



But that means they've seen us! They're seen us naked!


"Beg pardon, Siuis but ... we don't normally wear clothes."




Yay~! You'll make our queen so proud~
Go-Go-Gadget sculpt sound spell!


\o/




I am trying to did or start a pony d6 game for just that reason XD



If you ever get around to starting one on the forums here. PLEASE invite me. I'm jonsing bad for some kind of adventure pony RPG thing.

the_druid_droid
2012-07-04, 11:45 PM
Ostensibly, one of the highlights of the trip. Maybe next time though we can get an extra day of vacation and, like, a hotel? Because beds are awesome. XD


Beds are awesome.

I have never been so tired in my life.

It was worth every minute of semi-hallucinatory exhaustion.

Let's do this next year! (With more hotels and beds though)

RdMarquis
2012-07-04, 11:46 PM
*Pops out of a pile of paperwork* Wow, am I late to this new thread.

Pendulous
2012-07-05, 02:10 AM
Well, that all being said we'd still like to hang out for a spell, maybe treat you to dinner.

Oh, sure, it would have been cool, definitely. I did kind of hope someone would see me wandering around. The only person that stopped to see if he recognized me...well, didn't. Also, holy crap your long post, that was a lot to delete.

And I'm not sure if votes are still going up, but I absolutely can't stop listening to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4X4ZflBPXU&feature=player_embedded

Love is in Bloom, official version, extended. Beautiful. If I ever get married, it'd be the perfect song to play.

SiuiS
2012-07-05, 02:15 AM
Geez, Guys. I know the thread kinda dies after a good quote post, but this... Well, it is a holiday...

But maybe...

guys? am I the only one here? Am I really just a crazy changeling? Will the camera pan out to see me surrounded by a variety of mirrors at different distances and angles, a twisted funhouse of my own deranged psyche? I remember Celestia putting me in the dungeon all those years ago... Am I perhaps just keeping mysel going working towards some unseeable goal, surviving off the vestiges of love from my sliver personalities? Do I see Thanqol in the mirror and just not notice?

...

Guys?
*shivers, alone*

maximus25
2012-07-05, 02:17 AM
*Crickets... mind crickets*

Tvtyrant
2012-07-05, 02:23 AM
I'm still on, just on pony chat so it is filling my pony lust.

kpenguin
2012-07-05, 02:26 AM
Geez, Guys. I know the thread kinda dies after a good quote post, but this... Well, it is a holiday...

But maybe...

guys? am I the only one here? Am I really just a crazy changeling? Will the camera pan out to see me surrounded by a variety of mirrors at different distances and angles, a twisted funhouse of my own deranged psyche? I remember Celestia putting me in the dungeon all those years ago... Am I perhaps just keeping mysel going working towards some unseeable goal, surviving off the vestiges of love from my sliver personalities? Do I see Thanqol in the mirror and just not notice?

...

Guys?
*shivers, alone*

Come to the IRC~

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-05, 02:31 AM
Geez, Guys. I know the thread kinda dies after a good quote post, but this... Well, it is a holiday...

But maybe...

guys? am I the only one here? Am I really just a crazy changeling? Will the camera pan out to see me surrounded by a variety of mirrors at different distances and angles, a twisted funhouse of my own deranged psyche? I remember Celestia putting me in the dungeon all those years ago... Am I perhaps just keeping mysel going working towards some unseeable goal, surviving off the vestiges of love from my sliver personalities? Do I see Thanqol in the mirror and just not notice?

...

Guys?
*shivers, alone*

Green text and the mega-quote returning in one day... It seems the Mayans were off slightly.

thubby
2012-07-05, 02:31 AM
Geez, Guys. I know the thread kinda dies after a good quote post, but this... Well, it is a holiday...

But maybe...

guys? am I the only one here? Am I really just a crazy changeling? Will the camera pan out to see me surrounded by a variety of mirrors at different distances and angles, a twisted funhouse of my own deranged psyche? I remember Celestia putting me in the dungeon all those years ago... Am I perhaps just keeping mysel going working towards some unseeable goal, surviving off the vestiges of love from my sliver personalities? Do I see Thanqol in the mirror and just not notice?

...

Guys?
*shivers, alone*

i think he is
no he's not
oh ya, prove it!
we're talking to him and each other.
that just shows how messed up he is
...
i hate you:smallannoyed:
:smallbiggrin:

Sean Mirrsen
2012-07-05, 02:40 AM
If you ever get around to starting one on the forums here. PLEASE invite me. I'm jonsing bad for some kind of adventure pony RPG thing.I'd start a Roll to Dodge game here, but despite some epic successes in regards to quality, all my RTD's end up getting cut short. Mostly by my own fault.

SiuiS
2012-07-05, 02:58 AM
I'm still on, just on pony chat so it is filling my pony lust.


Come to the IRC~

What, IRC is popular again? Huh.
I might consider actually getting a client that supports colored text!


Green text and the mega-quote returning in one day... It seems the Mayans were off slightly.

While the thread itself creates the necessary context for a post to be considered 'in-character' which is one of the few contexts in which full color is allowed. My specific geas prohibits posts in all green. I'm kinda walking a line here, but I believe the spirit of the rule informs where a grey area in the letter arises.

That is to say, give the Mayans a bit of leeway, I'm not fully back in the swing yet. :smallwink:



i think he is
no he's not
oh ya, prove it!
we're talking to him and each other.
that just shows how messed up he is
...
i hate you:smallannoyed:
:smallbiggrin:

Guuuuys, you're not heeeeelping~

Tvtyrant
2012-07-05, 03:40 AM
New Dash Academy! Yay!

http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/187/6/3/dash_academy_4__starlight_dance_8_by_sorcerushorse rus-d565vdk.png

Balmas
2012-07-05, 03:42 AM
Short of using a different theme (most don't look good to me) The basic one is unicolor unless if someone wants to make a simple background or knows a good themes to change it to.

Was there any other suggestions for an avatar? If not anyone have a copy to use, I never saved one of thread-pony.

For the members page thing, can I get whatever has been collected? I'd like to get that set up on the tumblr even if it needs to be added to later.

And another new question came in:
http://i.imgur.com/Pp6Qz.png

I shall take that question.

BlasTech
2012-07-05, 03:43 AM
Geez, Guys. I know the thread kinda dies after a good quote post, but this... Well, it is a holiday...

But maybe...

guys? am I the only one here? Am I really just a crazy changeling? Will the camera pan out to see me surrounded by a variety of mirrors at different distances and angles, a twisted funhouse of my own deranged psyche? I remember Celestia putting me in the dungeon all those years ago... Am I perhaps just keeping mysel going working towards some unseeable goal, surviving off the vestiges of love from my sliver personalities? Do I see Thanqol in the mirror and just not notice?

...

Guys?
*shivers, alone*

*Changeling brohoof*

/)

thubby
2012-07-05, 03:48 AM
Guuuuys, you're not heeeeelping~

"guys"?
what makes you think there's more than one of me?:smallconfused:
*grins just a bit too wide*

SiuiS
2012-07-05, 04:12 AM
"guys"?
what makes you think there's more than one of me?:smallconfused:
*grins just a bit too wide*

What makes you think there's NOT more than one of you? That's the problem!


*Changeling brohoof*

"Why thank you, ordinary pony citizen. I too am an ordinary pony. Bully!"

~_^

maximus25
2012-07-05, 04:43 AM
Well, I pulled an all nighter and tripled the length of Show and Spell (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33635/Show-and-Spell). Decided to publish the first chapter and submit it.

It's been approved. Now to start work on the next chapter!

Tvtyrant
2012-07-05, 04:45 AM
Well, I pulled an all nighter and tripled the length of Show and Spell (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33635/Show-and-Spell). Decided to publish the first chapter and submit it.

It's been approved. Now to start work on the next chapter!

Nice! Will read tomorrow night when I have slept a bit.
Read it!

I liked it! You did an excellent job making the petty crime make sense in the context of the story, and not having the punishment seem arbitrary.

TheAmishPirate
2012-07-05, 04:46 AM
New Dash Academy! Yay!

http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/187/6/3/dash_academy_4__starlight_dance_8_by_sorcerushorse rus-d565vdk.png

Huzzah!

Fun fact: The red-maned pegasus in panel one here (http://sorcerushorserus.deviantart.com/#/d50vdqr) belongs to none other than our own masked pony.

Thanqol
2012-07-05, 04:50 AM
Huzzah!

Fun fact: The red-maned pegasus in panel one here (http://sorcerushorserus.deviantart.com/#/d50vdqr) belongs to none other than our own masked pony.

Whitefire is a pretty pony.

Imagine her as Mask trying really hard to be Charger.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-05, 05:03 AM
First off, what the hell have you people all done to the internet in my absense?! Before I went away everything was fine - I've come back and I'm pretty much having to run all the web pages - not just on this site, but several others as well - in compatibility mode, or it don't work properly.

Can't be the computer or an update to IE or something, because it hasn't been ON in the intervening period...

I'm also suddenly finding that the pages randomly refresh by themselves on this site while I'm trying to type, which is &*£%ing annoying, since you loose everything you've been working on with no rhyme or reason. I'm going to have to start using Notepad EXCLUSIVELY to type my frakking posts in, since I've had to type most of my responses to SiuiS TWICE.

NOT amused.



I'm surprised no-one brought up the Jalyrkieon APC - did no-one think it vaguely familiar...?





Personal rambling spinning off that below.
See, that's one of my flaws born from a strength. I try to not blindly follow things, but that means I'm rather susceptible to mental/social attacks that imply that I'm wrong or that I missed something. Someone says that Bronycon guests were actually uncomfortable/tired/acting-for-the-Bronies? Part of me instinctively believes it and says that I'm horrible for not noticing and/or doing something about it, even though realistically there's little I could do about it.

That also kind of extends towards accusations towards the fandom, as long-time threadponies might have noticed. I still freak whenever someone implies that this fandom is worse than other fandoms. Like the hoax "Bronycon Orgy" thing that briefly circulated. Or the fact that there might be little girls trying to look up "Cupcakes" on YouTube because they liked the song. I am very easily convinced that I am a member of the worst fandom ever, even though the other one I was this deep in had incestuous underage R34 all over the place if you knew where to look.

I'm rambling. Um. The Gentleman understands that a fandom is made up of people, and that there are very fantastic people and pretty awful people in any group you care to name, but he's still afraid that he's put in his lot with a bunch of bad eggs and is frightfully insecure about his position as the 'good fox'. And he thinks that he's much worse than other people say he is, so he's very easily fooled into thinking that he's part of a bad group, or that he deserves blame for being part of something that caused other people grief, or that he's naive, even though realistically he shouldn't have to worry at all.

Don't make me whack you upside the head with a rocket launcher or somethin', dude.

...

*sigh*

If it's of any consolation, my Mum always says you can't change the world, you can only change your little bit of it. You can't stop people being people, but you can set a better example by being you.

Now, I on the other hand, am quite capable of stopping people being people...




...

Guys?
*shivers, alone*

Keep yer wig on.


I want to go on record as saying that this is especially funny as it was only a thread or so ago you said "psssh cycle of nature, I don't even!" before saying "meh, this is how things occur. It is predictable and cyclic." :smallbiggrin:

"Balance of nature" as depicted as an unchanging status quo, is what I have problems with, not "cycle."


But that's the point. If you are the herbivore, then carnivores ARE evil. They exist for the sole purpose of hunting down you and your loved ones, running them to exhaustion and then, if you're lucky, killing you before gulping down parts o you and leaving the rest to rot. They are nature's serial killers, even More so evaluate to them, it's as natural as anything and you're bein rude for not cooperating.

Yes, that's not biased at all, because herbivores totally never eat living things.

Oh wait.

Yes. Yes theydo.

And by "living things", I mean "things they haven't even killed before eating."




You don't ever see depicitions of trees of shrubs, cowering, unable to flee of defend themselves as evil deer tear off their bark skin and eat their extremities, do you? Of the horror of watching a wicked elephant shatter a grove of a nice acacia family, solely to scratch an itch?


Personally, I want to see life from the perspective of a bacterial colony, pilgrims in a new land eking out a bleak but enjoyable existence, before the Powers That Be sic a baleful menace on them; antibiotics! Genetically engineered to hunt down and destroy them, Aleaxes who hamstring the poor critters while the wolves and bears of the countryside (phagocytes) prowl in the dark, ever present.

I'd settle for something showing the world from the predator's perspective for a change, with the herbivores being mindless slash monstrous.


I actually feel bad for Chomper.

[dark]poor carnivore was raised by a brontosaurus1 to feel bad for eating animals. When he got bak with his parents he grew, so he's not all bad, but they meet up again and he can talk. Suddenly, his food is people!

I remember an old show, I think it was Outer Limits, where a lady saw in a catalogue an advert that was 100% guaranteed to help you lose weight. No ifs, ands or buts.

She ends up receiving a pair of glasses that, when donned, gives all your food tiny mouths and you can hear them begging and pleasing not to be eaten, or screaming when bitten or pricked with a fork or knife. And the glasses don't come off. The episode ends with her having sewn her mouth shut, an sting f starvation surrounded by an arena of now moldy fruit.

Can we expect better for the poor tyrannosaur? Perhaps this is how he became Rex; in order to survive his heart hardened, utterly, and with no remorse it is easy to rule.

Now, let's be clear. I generally consider that killing and eating sentient creatures to be Evil. (Eating dead sentient creature you didn't kill sorta depends on your acceptable cultural burial customs.)

What makes me mad is the consistent depiction in this sort of thing (i.e. anthropamorphication of animals within a natural environment) as "predators - and by extension anything that eats meat - are teh evils".

Most of ALL from HUMANS, who are very emphatically NOT herbivores; talk about hypocrasy!

I might take it from ponies (though as I've said, Equestrian ponies are probably not herbivores, thought they may be primarily vegetarians; which is not quite the same thing.)

I could list many - oh so MANY - children's shows where predators of all stripes are painted as monstrous, (because it always has to be about worms or gerbils or mice or something) and very few where the reverse is true. (And in shows where carnivores are involved as characters and not villains/monsters, their diet is strangely glossed over. What does Simba eat, one has to ask, Disney? 'Cos cats are carnivores, and unlike dogs, they aren't designed to eat anything they find lying around...)

When have, say, weasels ever been portrayed in a positive light? You know, weasels that kill prey that in comparison to their body weight, is like a lion single handedly taking down an elephant? Where's the stories of the brave weasel hunters, daring the lair of the giant rabbit prey (because, y'know, rabbits still have pretty damn big teeth - and even a lowly squirrel can bite right through your fingernail), not unlike slaying a dragon?

No, weasels eat "cute" (sic) animals, so they must be evil.

Grrrr.


[size="1"]1: if Bleakbane let's me survive 'brontosaurus' then I've moved from acquaintance to friend XD

No, actually, you get a pass on that one. Like some actual palentologists (the aforementioned Robert Bakker for one), I'm still a bit peeved they decided to follow nomenclature procedure and not make an exception that once, because Brontosaurus is by far a better name than Apatosaurus; and especially since I was brought up initially on the former. (Eobrontosaurus, thought to be close relation (or possibly Camarasaurus) incidently, was named by the above.)

When you start calling Pteranodon by the wrong name or talking about pteradactyls and calling them dinosaurs - then we'll have problems.

(There is no such thing, and never was, as a pteradactyl. They are pterasaurs and there is a pteradactylus, which is a very small pterasaur. Incidently, the error I pointed out in the children's "educational" video when I was four was not only calling Pteranodon pterodactyl, but giving it teeth as well. And I remember that very clearly (I think there were other problems, but those were the standouts. I think Mrs Thorton was quite taken aback when I reeled off a whole list...!)

maximus25
2012-07-05, 05:26 AM
Nice! Will read tomorrow night when I have slept a bit.
Read it!

I liked it! You did an excellent job making the petty crime make sense in the context of the story, and not having the punishment seem arbitrary.

Thank you. I have Eakin to thank for the crime idea, and when I was coming up with the punishment, I just asked my friend what he thought. Replacing a fine with community service seemed the way to go. I struggled a bit on whether or not this would be deemed 'out of character' for Applejack or not, but to me it makes sense, she wants to help, but she knows Trixie won't just accept her charity, though she will stoop as low as to steal them.

Thanqol
2012-07-05, 05:28 AM
Yes, that's not biased at all, because herbivores totally never eat living things.

Oh wait.

Yes. Yes theydo.

And by "living things", I mean "things they haven't even killed before eating."

You don't ever see depicitions of trees of shrubs, cowering, unable to flee of defend themselves as evil deer tear off their bark skin and eat their extremities, do you? Of the horror of watching a wicked elephant shatter a grove of a nice acacia family, solely to scratch an itch?

C'mon man, you know better. If you're going to argue something at least use valid arguments. Plants lack a nervous system capable of feeling pain or fear, there is absolutely no comparison.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-05, 06:07 AM
C'mon man, you know better. If you're going to argue something at least use valid arguments. Plants lack a nervous system capable of feeling pain or fear, there is absolutely no comparison.

And animals aren't sentient.

What's your point? Doesn't make plants any less alive, does it?

Plants to animals is EXACTLY like animals to sentients. It's exactly the same boundary condition step-up.

But we aren't talking about real life, are we? We're talking about sentient mammal-imposed bias; exactly the same bias that divides the world into "you're only "cute" (sic) if you're furry or have feathers; reptiles and fish and amphibians and invertebrates are all "icky and gross" and can bog off."

If you're going to anthropamorphise, at least have the decency to, y'know, do it equally and fairly, doubly-especially if you're going to do it in a "natural" (e.g. no-civilisation) environment.

(And it's not like you don't see plant characters in children's shows, either. Probably most famously, Bill and Ben's Weed.)



And, for that matter, you're leaving aside the fact that some plants can communicate with each other. Warn each of of animal predation... And some can move - even quite quickly. And count. At the end of the day, "pain" in this context is just a warning system to indicate to the creature that damage is occuring. Plants do have systems in place for such eventualities. They may not feel "pain" as animals do, but as a philospher, are you writing off the fact that, in some abstract sense, they may have some damage-related pain analogue, on a conceptual level...?

Watch enough time-lapse photography of plants in action, and then tell me they don't suddenly seem much more than the static scenery they are always shown as.

And then apply the same set of standards as get applied to herbivores to plants.



About the only show I have ever seen that did a reasonable job was the Animals of Farthing Wood (an animated adaption of the books of the same name), which showed no compunction in killing off sentient animal characters - on-screen - even baby animals. It was very morally neutral, with the titular creatures agreeing not to eat each other on their jounrney from their doomed wood to a new home - but that still meant Fox and Weasel and the like hunted other animals that weren't their companions.

Thanqol
2012-07-05, 06:15 AM
And animals aren't sentient.

What's your point? Doesn't make plants any less alive, does it?

Plants to animals is EXACTLY like animals to sentients. It's exactly the same boundary condition step-up.

The gulf from inanimate to nonsentient is fundamentally larger than the gap from nonsentient to sentient. The game from nonsentient to sentient is a human construction that nice people like Jane Goodall would be happy to tell you all about.

I mean, I am not a vegetarian or an animal rights activist. I just care that you're using invalid arguments.


If you're going to anthropamorphise, at least have the decency to, y'know, do it equally and fairly, doubly-especially if you're going to do it in a "natural" (e.g. no-civilisation) environment.

Why on earth should stories be fair?


About the only show I have ever seen that did a reasonable job was the Animals of Farthing Wood (an animated adaption of the books of the same name), which showed no compunction in killing off sentient animal characters - on-screen - even baby animals. It was very morally neutral, with the titular creatures agreeing not to eat each other on their jounrney from their doomed wood to a new home - but that still meant Fox and Weasel and the like hunted other animals that weren't their companions.

That was a fantastic show.

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-05, 06:35 AM
The gulf from inanimate to nonsentient is fundamentally larger than the gap from nonsentient to sentient.

And I'm saying plants aren't inanimate.

Bacteria and viruses can move and they are less complex entities than plants...


Why on earth should stories be fair?

A STORY can be unfair. Stories, plural, across the breadth of themselves, should not be.

Because encouraging bias is a bad thing. Because bias eventually breeds bigotry.

And yes, I DO see it that way.

Equalist in all things.

Some might even say sufficiently equal, that I treat plants, animals and sentients with exactly the same level of concern for the sanctity of their lives (i.e. none.)

But even more importantly than that, the one thing, the most important thing that stories should absolutely NOT be is the SAME.

Grif
2012-07-05, 06:39 AM
Awww man, not you too. Dam you, slowly recovering economy.

Heh. I can assure you it's not related to the economy and more to do with my training. :smallredface:

maximus25
2012-07-05, 08:45 AM
Welp, I'm only into chapter two, and without planning for it, I'm shipping Trixie and Applejack.

I'm not even trying, it's like it's writing itself. It's kind of adorable though...

Help, I'm starting to accept Trixie X Applejack!

Zigg'rrauglurr
2012-07-05, 09:06 AM
. What does Simba eat, one has to ask, Disney? 'Cos cats are carnivores, and unlike dogs, they aren't designed to eat anything they find lying around...)


You know he eats bugs, right? In fact bugs so nutritous that he grows to be a strong adult that is capable of defeating several hienas and Scar. He probably instituted a new diet for all carnivores to only eat bugs. Destroying the dreams, families and civilizations that we can see in movies like AntZ and Bugs...

:smallbiggrin::smalltongue:

Disney Y U NO MAKE ANY SENSE!!

SynissterSyster
2012-07-05, 09:11 AM
Trixie and AJ eh. You got me interested. Very interested. I am loving this forum more and more lately.

maximus25
2012-07-05, 09:27 AM
Yeah. It makes sense in context of the story, I just hope it doesn't spark a bunch of fan fics with this ship.

Feels weird, in like 7 hours I've gone from less than half a page of writing to 2 chapters. It's crazy, and I like it.

Alright, chapter 2 is 'done' and awaiting pre readers if no one minds. Show and Spell (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m3hDj4Y31mOC1OkFvIm8Ov2OZFizCg9wQjLjExhY2z8/edit)

And here's the fimfiction link to the whole story. (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/33635/Show-and-Spell)

Aotrs Commander
2012-07-05, 09:58 AM
You know he eats bugs, right? In fact bugs so nutritous that he grows to be a strong adult that is capable of defeating several hienas and Scar. He probably instituted a new diet for all carnivores to only eat bugs. Destroying the dreams, families and civilizations that we can see in movies like AntZ and Bugs...

:smallbiggrin::smalltongue:

Disney Y U NO MAKE ANY SENSE!!

And people wonder why in my game world, I make invertebrates soul-crushingly deadly poisonous and with an axe to grind on vertebrates.

(Note, if you even find yourself on Dreemaenhyll, and find a giant (i.e. 1-2m) Brontoscorpio coming at you - run.)

SlyGuyMcFly
2012-07-05, 10:35 AM
And animals aren't sentient.



The gulf from inanimate to nonsentient is fundamentally larger than the gap from nonsentient to sentient. The game from nonsentient to sentient is a human construction that nice people like Jane Goodall would be happy to tell you all about.


I am very disappointed in you both. :smallannoyed: Sentience and sapience are different things, and you should feel ashamed of yourselves. Especially you, Commander. Of all people to not use the distinction, you?

Tut-tut.



Guys?
*shivers, alone*

2 hours and 30 minutes with no posts to quote and you're reduced to a gibbering pile of mush :smalltongue:


Welp, I'm only into chapter two, and without planning for it, I'm shipping Trixie and Applejack.

My curiosity is piqued.

Edit: Almost forgot this:



Consider it to be, in the words of one commentator, "Ah, here it is! This is Variation 37, where everypony has an IQ over 200. Unfortunately, it also happens to be the starting point for extinction realities; every Variation beyond this is either in crisis or post-extinction."


Yes, I get the idea. I just can't enter the headspace where that trick actually works. The ramble was more directed at myself than you, I guess. I've been struggling to articulate what it is about fanfics that turns me off them for a good while now and while reading your fic, it finally clicked.

Deadly
2012-07-05, 10:36 AM
So I decided to join the FiMFiction crowd (http://www.fimfiction.net/user/adcoon), in case anyone cares. I've just finished submitting most of my stories from deviantArt (except Fillystata and Mare in the Mirror, those will have to wait) though I'm not sure how long they'll take to get approved. Hopefully I tagged them all properly.

I'll still be posting all my stories on dA too, I just figured FiMFiction was where most of the action is these days.

Soras Teva Gee
2012-07-05, 10:46 AM
While the thread itself creates the necessary context for a post to be considered 'in-character' which is one of the few contexts in which full color is allowed. My specific geas prohibits posts in all green. I'm kinda walking a line here, but I believe the spirit of the rule informs where a grey area in the letter arises.

That is to say, give the Mayans a bit of leeway, I'm not fully back in the swing yet. :smallwink:


Oh I do but this is six months out. Ponythread is doomed, doomed I say!


And animals aren't sentient.

What's your point? Doesn't make plants any less alive, does it?

Plants to animals is EXACTLY like animals to sentients. It's exactly the same boundary condition step-up.

Hardly exactly, the level of degree cannot be blithely ignore Lich.

While no one disputes plants are alive but their "processing capability" is rather like a mechanical computer versus modern electronics. Maybe vacuum tubes instead, but certainly not anything with a microprocessor. Animals all possess much more robust systems mentally and are capable of worlds more.

Is this a fundamental philosophical difference, perhaps not but that hardly makes a difference of degrees compared to a difference of order of magnitude irrelevant here as far as depiction goes.

You can anthropomorphize anything at all, but this does not change that one needs to do less to say a pony then a petunia to make this plausible. Don't you claim to be an engineer? All mammals share the same basic blueprint philosophy (actually all chordates) and its a far less radical redesign to put a sentient intelligence in a creature who's base model is the same as a known example.

So the sorting algorithm applied to when and what things are anthropomorphized has a basis in the underlying design. It should come as no surprise and certainly is nothing approaching a flaw what is statistically most common.


Watch enough time-lapse photography of plants in action, and then tell me they don't suddenly seem much more than the static scenery they are always shown as.

Nope because I never forget that hitting the fast foward button is not the same thing. Its an illusion nothing more.