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    Hi, my name is Daniel. I'm a 21 year old student at the Australian National University. I write, I game, I am occasionally a jerk, but I love the world, love my life and love all the messed up folks. And I want to give something back.

    My plan is to hold a Delayed Derpy Day. For those unfamiliar, the principles of Derpy Day are:

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    -Muffins. At least one must be consumed by days end, lest Pinkie's tail twitch for you.
    -The Muffin shaped cake is fine even if you are not Orthodox Derpy.
    -An article must be moved from one area of the house and placed in the wrong one for the entire Hoofiday.
    -Letters must be hoof written and delivered to those you love within delivery distance. E-mails have now been recognized for those too far for this observance.
    At least try to deliver one RL letter.
    The Letters are to be about why you love them or are thankful they are your friend. (Bonus writing a loving friendship letter to an enemy.)
    -Anytime a picture of you is taken or you see yourself in a mirror, you must give the traditional Derpy Occular salute. 9_6


    My plan has a number of pillars:

    THE PILLAR OF MUFFINS: I have $50 I'm willing to spend on muffins. I plan to call up some bakeries and work out a good deal for 50 or so mini-muffins. I also need to build a large sign that reads FREE MUFFINS. Any advice anyone has about building large signs would be appreciated.

    THE PILLAR OF MUSIC: Before giving a random their free muffin, I will require that they sing, read, shout, or dramatically dance along to this song. I will record, with video and audio, each attempt. They will only be given the following lyrics:

    She's an Evil Enchantress
    And She Does Evil Dances
    And If You Look Deep In Her Eyes,
    She Will Put You In Trances
    Then What Will She Do?
    She'll Mix Up An Evil Brew
    And She'll Gobble You Up
    In A Big Tasty Stew

    So...

    Watch Out.


    After acquiring as much raw footage as I can, I will need to find someone with decent audio-visual editing skills to hack it into something passable. The resulting video(s) will be put on YouTube.

    THE PILLAR OF LETTERS:

    And finally, I plan to distribute random, uplifting and inspiring letters to strangers. These should be the kind of messages that make you feel warm and appreciated. I want to use quotes from famous people, from the television show Friendship Is Magic, and generalized positive messages. I also want to convey messages from random people on the internet.

    If you have any quotes that inspire you, anything you'd like to say to a stranger, anything that makes your day a bit brighter or would make someone else's day a bit brighter, please tell me. I intend to write around 100 of these things, by hand, and need a lot of ideas.

    So please, if you have anything you want to tell a stranger, anything you want to say to make the world a brighter place, any memorable quotes please post them here. I need as many as I can get.


    I plan to document as much of this project in this thread as I can.

    Cheers,

    - Thanqol

    EDIT:

    DERPY DAY IS FINISHED. IT WAS AWESOME

    Find it here!
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    You were a lousy clown! Your balloon animals were pathetic! Anyone can make a giraffe!

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    Heh. Get that recipe for the gummy-worm muffins, that way you get some extra friendship points or something.

    As for memorable quotes from the show... the one that I really liked was: "All we ever want is indesicion, all we really like is what we know."

    And finally, if you get people to dance to Evil Enchantress... well, saying that it would be awesome would be a huge euphemism.
    "Nothing can stop The Smooze."


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    Sir, you are insane... but at least you're insane in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkmyst View Post
    Sir, you are insane... but at least you're insane in a good way.
    I'm using that, along with Webox's sig, as one of these letters just so you know.
    You were a lousy clown! Your balloon animals were pathetic! Anyone can make a giraffe!

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    I personally like "I've sunshine enough to spread", but that's might be hard to find a place for in a letter.

    Still, best of luck and I very much approve of this idea.

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    The Neil Gaiman one in my sig. I've always loved that quote.

    "Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot" - N.Gaiman, The Sandman

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    Dude. DUUUUUUUUDDDE. That is awesome. As for the inspiring messages, crack open some fortune cookies and look there for inspiration. They often seem inspiring to me.
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    ...I fully approve of this idea.

    Inspirational quote, eh? Hmm...

    Have you ever felt like no one cared about you?

    You were wrong.

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    You, Sir, made me like Australia again after two... certain acidic guys pretty much ruined the image of the country for me. I'll help/prepare as much as I can

    Now, on to planning stage.
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    Life
    it's ever so strange
    it's so full of change
    think that you've worked it out
    then bang
    right out of the blue
    somethin' happens to you
    to throw you off course and then you
    breakdown
    yeah, you breakdown
    well don't you, breakdown
    listen to me.

    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    no need to run, no need to hide
    it'll take you all around
    sometimes you're up
    sometimes you're down
    it's just a ride, it's just a ride
    don't be scared
    now dry your eyes
    it may feel so real inside
    but don't forget enjoy the ride.

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    Oh,
    Whenever you see there's stuff to clean,
    Get off that rump! Don't sit and dream!
    Just look around and there is bound
    To be somepony to help you!

    Whether you're flying or tidying stuff,
    Give it your all – it'll be enough!
    Don't be down! Reverse that frown!
    You have somepony beside you!


    (Shamelessly lifted from the Ponyship extraordinaire 'The Party Hasn't Ended')


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    Dear Princess Celestia Stranger,

    Today I learned that while the magic of friendship is a gift I should treasure with all of my heart, there is always somepony else who needs this gift just as much as me. And so I'm passing it along to you. Even though we might never speak face to face, I am giving you my friendship. I will share your dreams and hopes, and I will wish every night by the moon and the stars that you find the strength to work past any troubles you may have and get everything you desire.

    All I ask in return is your promise to share this gift with others. Smile at a stranger. Compliment a coworker on a job well done. Hold a door open or pick up something that was dropped without looking for a thank you. Just this once, "forget" to pick up your change at a restaurant. Something small, anything at all, to remind another that they have reasons to feel good about themselves. If everypony does their part, we can make something amazing happen.

    Yours Sincerely,

    -Phoebe, Twilight Sparkle, or Other Name As Appropriate
    (Me! I wrote this!)


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    "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

    And while we're quoting dead Greeks:

    "I just really want to die.
    She, crying many tears, left me
    And said to me:
    "Oh, how terribly we have suffered, we two,
    Sappho, really I don't want to go away." And I said to her this:
    Go and be happy, remembering me,
    For you know how we cared for you.
    And if you don't I want to remind you
    of the lovely things we felt
    with many wreathes of violets
    and roses and crocuses
    and you sat next to me
    and threw around your delicate neck
    garlands fashioned of many woven flowers
    and with much...
    ...and you anointed yourself with...
    ...on soft couches...your tender...
    fulfilled your longing."

    (Sappho fragment, cut and edited slightly to make what we have read easier)


    Hope it helps.
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    Flowers blanket all the countryside like freshly fallen snow
    I know the answer's waiting somewhere, as it was once long ago
    Do you wait to cross the river from the shores of shallow tide?
    And what will happen to your phantom if you reach the other side?
    ...Hear me crying...

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    Huh. You're on Equestria Daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crown of Thorns View Post
    I personally like "I've sunshine enough to spread", but that's might be hard to find a place for in a letter.

    Still, best of luck and I very much approve of this idea.
    Thanks

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    The Neil Gaiman one in my sig. I've always loved that quote.
    Ah, wonderful. Gaiman is a gentleman and a scholar. "You can't take the sky from me" isn't bad either.

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    Dude. DUUUUUUUUDDDE. That is awesome. As for the inspiring messages, crack open some fortune cookies and look there for inspiration. They often seem inspiring to me.
    No fortune cookies, but five seasons of Kung Fu should do.

    "Nothing dies that is ever something"

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    ...I fully approve of this idea.

    Inspirational quote, eh? Hmm...
    That's a great one!

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    You, Sir, made me like Australia again after two... certain acidic guys pretty much ruined the image of the country for me. I'll help/prepare as much as I can

    Now, on to planning stage.
    Glad to redeem my country though, technically, we're still part of England.

    Planning stage! Current priorities are "Acquire Free Muffins Sign" and "Acquire video camera that works"; may have to go for a rental if I can't find a friend to bum one off.

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    Life
    it's ever so strange
    it's so full of change
    think that you've worked it out
    then bang
    right out of the blue
    somethin' happens to you
    to throw you off course and then you
    breakdown
    yeah, you breakdown
    well don't you, breakdown
    listen to me.

    It's just a ride, it's just a ride
    no need to run, no need to hide
    it'll take you all around
    sometimes you're up
    sometimes you're down
    it's just a ride, it's just a ride
    don't be scared
    now dry your eyes
    it may feel so real inside
    but don't forget enjoy the ride.

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    Oh,
    Whenever you see there's stuff to clean,
    Get off that rump! Don't sit and dream!
    Just look around and there is bound
    To be somepony to help you!

    Whether you're flying or tidying stuff,
    Give it your all – it'll be enough!
    Don't be down! Reverse that frown!
    You have somepony beside you!


    (Shamelessly lifted from the Ponyship extraordinaire 'The Party Hasn't Ended')


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    Dear Princess Celestia Stranger,

    Today I learned that while the magic of friendship is a gift I should treasure with all of my heart, there is always somepony else who needs this gift just as much as me. And so I'm passing it along to you. Even though we might never speak face to face, I am giving you my friendship. I will share your dreams and hopes, and I will wish every night by the moon and the stars that you find the strength to work past any troubles you may have and get everything you desire.

    All I ask in return is your promise to share this gift with others. Smile at a stranger. Compliment a coworker on a job well done. Hold a door open or pick up something that was dropped without looking for a thank you. Just this once, "forget" to pick up your change at a restaurant. Something small, anything at all, to remind another that they have reasons to feel good about themselves. If everypony does their part, we can make something amazing happen.

    Yours Sincerely,

    -Phoebe, Twilight Sparkle, or Other Name As Appropriate
    (Me! I wrote this!)


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    "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

    And while we're quoting dead Greeks:

    "I just really want to die.
    She, crying many tears, left me
    And said to me:
    "Oh, how terribly we have suffered, we two,
    Sappho, really I don't want to go away." And I said to her this:
    Go and be happy, remembering me,
    For you know how we cared for you.
    And if you don't I want to remind you
    of the lovely things we felt
    with many wreathes of violets
    and roses and crocuses
    and you sat next to me
    and threw around your delicate neck
    garlands fashioned of many woven flowers
    and with much...
    ...and you anointed yourself with...
    ...on soft couches...your tender...
    fulfilled your longing."

    (Sappho fragment, cut and edited slightly to make what we have read easier)


    Hope it helps.
    These are beautiful and exactly what I need. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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    Huh. You're on Equestria Daily.



    Thanks for all the support everyone! So begins Day One: Organising Media!

    EDIT: I also woke up at midnight last night, saying out loud "BUBBLES! I NEED BUBBLES FOR THIS!"
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    Darn it, if I were still in Canberra I'd love to check this out. Where are you planning to set up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trazoi View Post
    Darn it, if I were still in Canberra I'd love to check this out. Where are you planning to set up?
    The Australian National University. Getting clearance to set up in Union Court from security is scheduled for Tuesday.
    You were a lousy clown! Your balloon animals were pathetic! Anyone can make a giraffe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    The Australian National University. Getting clearance to set up in Union Court from security is scheduled for Tuesday.
    So I've got at least that long, hm? I'll dig around a little more for more material, and maybe write another Letter to the Princess for you.
    Flowers blanket all the countryside like freshly fallen snow
    I know the answer's waiting somewhere, as it was once long ago
    Do you wait to cross the river from the shores of shallow tide?
    And what will happen to your phantom if you reach the other side?
    ...Hear me crying...

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    I will also go and try to think up material. I may also wright a few small poems to give out on the day itself...In envelopes, of course.

    I really like this idea.
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    I... wow. I feel like I'm in the presence of royalty. The LP Goddess herself has graced this thread with her presence. I just... what...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoeKun View Post
    So I've got at least that long, hm? I'll dig around a little more for more material, and maybe write another Letter to the Princess for you.
    In the best of all worlds I'll:
    - Get clearance and sort everything out on Tuesday
    - Acquire/practice using the camera on Wednesday
    - Run the event on Thursday or Friday

    It is possible I'll have to delay until next week if things don't go as planned, in which case it'll happen the following Wednesday.

    But I'd absolutely love more letters

    MEDIA TEST: PHOTOGRAPHY

    This is my house. It is a nice house. We own an almost unseemly number of cars

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    This is my computer. As you can obviously tell, it is the most macho computer in the history of the universe. I call her Inspired.

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    This is my bookcase. I am quite proud of my bookcase. The middle shelf is the cool place to be.

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    This is my dog. As dogs go, he is one of them. We call him Ruffy.

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    And this is the Box of Friendship. It's about 40% full of random letters by this point - quotes from Ghandi, Sagan, Martin Luther King, and you guys. I'm going to have to watch Friendship Is Magic yet again to properly harvest friendship quotes (woe is me).

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    Every empty space in this box is a space you can be filling with friendship.

    EDIT: ALSO, I NOW HAVE BUBBLES
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    ALSO YOU NOW HAVE BUBBLES.

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    I will either find a way, or make one.

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    I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.

    David bowie

    the question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me?

    Ayn rand

    i have not failed, i have just found 10,00 ways that won't work

    Thomas Edison

    the greatest men in history are not the men did the greatest things they're the ones that did all that they could in support of their beliefs. be their deeds big or small in comparison to the deeds of the former their deeds are greater simply because they did them not for fame, nor glory, nor any gain for themselves...but for and idea. a belief. be that belief right or wrong, it takes a brave strong and willed individual to fight that belief in the face of overwhelming opposition.

    Anon

    if you are going through hell, keep going

    Churchill

    you gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; you must do the things you think you cannot do.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Smile, and the whole world smiles with you.
    Add me on Steam!

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    I have a proposal I made just now for the sign:
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    In Celebration of Derpy Day
    Courtesy of Operation: Indiscriminate Friendship

    I would take it to a local printing shop and haveit printed on A1 or even A0 sized poster board and set it on an easel or something like that, but you can't use that image due to its low resolution. Not sure how much that would cost, though. Email or PM me for the print-quality file if you're interested.

    Also: Just registered today just so I could post this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eidolon_proggy View Post
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    Brilliant! Love them, thank you

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    Smile, and the whole world smiles with you.
    This is also a good one

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    I would take it to a local printing shop and haveit printed on A1 or even A0 sized poster board and set it on an easel or something like that, but you can't use that image due to its low resolution. Not sure how much that would cost, though. Email or PM me for the print-quality file if you're interested.

    Also: Just registered today just so I could post this.
    You have saved me from getting a giant hunk of brown cardboard, scrawling FREE MUFFINS on it with a marker and then having to sit in front of it all day. I owe you thanks, genuine thanks.

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    UPDATE 2

    Last night I woke up saying aloud "Write what you want to write!" And then spent three hours writing before almost falling asleep at my keyboard. This waking up saying stuff is a recent thing, I assure you.

    Today is the greatest and most popular public holiday known to the world: CANBERRA DAY. We celebrate by not doing much and everything is closed. This puts an annoying delay in the plans, so I've got to work on other things. Today the priority is to cover schoolwork, run a tabletop game (Rogue Trader!), and bug as many people as I can into loaning me a camera.

    BUT something came up.

    A small baby bird was found in my back yard, not flying or doing anything. I've seen this before; it means it flew into a window and got mildly concussed and can't think straight enough to fly. I picked it up and started walking it to the nearby vet so my dog wouldn't get it. Pictures!

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    And then, just as I neared the vet, it flew away.

    It is impossible to feel bad after rescuing a baby bird. Hope everyone else had a morning as good as mine
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    I have a very basic video editing program, but it gets the job done. If you can't find anyone better, I'm available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaPony View Post
    I have a very basic video editing program, but it gets the job done. If you can't find anyone better, I'm available.
    Thanks! I have no idea how any of this tech works. Once I get the footage I'll send it on over
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    You might have difficulty trying to send that much video data over the internet. Being that you are a student at a university (much like myself), I would think that the following two conclusions are reasonably likely to be true:
    1. Your computer came pre-loaded with basic video editing software. For Windows, it is Windows Movie Maker; for Mac, it is iMovie. WMM has a bit more flexibility to it but is a bit tricky to figure out at first; iMovie is less versatile but is fairly straightforward and easy to pick up. Just keep in mind how we tech-savvy folk tend to figure out how most software works.
    2. You have a friend or acquaintance locally who already knows a thing or two about video editing (and maybe even have more advanced software!) and wouldn't mind helping you out, or at the very least may be better able to execute the above-linked protocol for computer assistance. You can make a night of it, it can be pretty fun to figure these things out together. It's a great excuse to consume soda, sweets and junkfood. Who knows, if they aren't already a FiM fan, then you could introduce them to it and further spread the brony affliction!

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    That sounds like an amazingly nerdy version of a slumber party. This means I will have to consider the possibility deeply Another thing to bring up at tonight's tabletop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanqol View Post
    Thanks! I have no idea how any of this tech works. Once I get the footage I'll send it on over
    waffle911 makes a good point, sending that much video over the internet could be a problem. However, if you divide up the video footage into increments and upload it to YouTube, you can private it so only users with the link can access the video. If I have the link I should be able to get the footage, I have a couple internet tricks up my sleeve.
    There are also some sites that you can upload files to, but I'm not sure what's reliable.
    Another thing is, I think you can send files over Skype. I don't know if there's a size limit, or if videos are even possible though.

    You can contact over Skype using NinjaFanpire, or ninjafanpire@hotmail.com. I only use the hotmail for messenger, so I don't check my E-Mail there. I am usually not logged into Skype unless I have a scheduled chat time though.
    You can send files through E-Mail as well, but there is a size limit, so you would probably still have to break up the footage if it's just one long video.

    What might work for E-Mail is if you create a zip file, I'm not entirely sure how those work though.
    EDIT: http://www.sendspace.com/ is a safe site for uploading files.
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    Thanks for the information I'll check my options post filming and will probably try sendspace first because I have slightly more experience with that site than the other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaPony View Post
    snippty
    My idea's more fun, if time-consuming >_>

    But it does also make collaboration and creative control easier when working in person.

    Thanqol, one thing I just thought that you should be aware of is the wishes of the people who would be filmed; I think it would be important to have their consent to have footage of them posted publicly. Perhaps you could have them include their verbal consent preceding their actual recitation of the song, and then cut it out of the final video but keep the originals with their consent to avoid any potential legal trouble in the future. Plus then you won't have to actually keep track of their names and such, and they can remain comfortably anonymous to everyone (except for their faces, of course).

    Edit: Idea! Not sure if this was your initial intention, but there are 47 words in the song; with roughly 50 muffins for randoms, you could have the video have a different person for each word and have some leeway for people who don't want to be filmed or something. Then you could also pick whoever is most on-key for each word and have the song stay roughly true to its melody. And you can also have Eurobeat Brony's Super Ponybeat tracks all looping on the boombox (it's surprisingly hard to get sick of them) and then everybody can dance! But, um, whatever you want to do is fine…after all, it is your celebration…[/fluttershy]
    Oh, and it's "Then she'll gobble you up…" I just double checked the song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waffle911 View Post
    My idea's more fun, if time-consuming >_>

    But it does also make collaboration and creative control easier when working in person.

    Thanqol, one thing I just thought that you should be aware of is the wishes of the people who would be filmed; I think it would be important to have their consent to have footage of them posted publicly. Perhaps you could have them include their verbal consent preceding their actual recitation of the song, and then cut it out of the final video but keep the originals with their consent to avoid any potential legal trouble in the future. Plus then you won't have to actually keep track of their names and such, and they can remain comfortably anonymous to everyone (except for their faces, of course).
    Good plan, something that was in the back of my head when plotting this.

    Edit: Idea! Not sure if this was your initial intention, but there are 47 words in the song; with roughly 50 muffins for randoms, you could have the video have a different person for each word and have some leeway for people who don't want to be filmed or something. Then you could also pick whoever is most on-key for each word and have the song stay roughly true to its melody. But, um, whatever you want to do is fine…after all, it is your celebration…[/fluttershy]
    A great idea, but I'm more inclined to get each of the people to sing the full song and perhaps later work out how to do a one-person-one-word remix.

    I do plan to get gummi worms to supplement the muffins; if people are too shy to sing they can get gummi worms instead. No one leaves empty hoofed!
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