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KYM Pony General V: We Just Don't Know What Went Wrong

Last posted Jul 01, 2012 at 04:43PM EDT. Added Feb 19, 2012 at 11:27PM EST
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Zarathh wrote:

Does anyone know who this man is?


That is interesting. I am highly skeptical of that.

Last edited May 06, 2012 at 10:32PM EDT
May 06, 2012 at 10:30PM EDT
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Zarathh wrote:

Does anyone know who this man is?


If this is legit, ima shit bricks.

May 06, 2012 at 10:34PM EDT
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Also I declare this page in the name of the great and powerful Trixie. Because Every time is Trixie time.

FYI Trixie is the best pony for now.

May 06, 2012 at 10:43PM EDT
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@Explosive Lasers:


CMC Page


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May 06, 2012 at 10:59PM EDT
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@Explosive & Monty Python & Zarathh


honestly, I have no clue for a page get. I just thought that would be some sort of reaction

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May 06, 2012 at 11:00PM EDT
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@Explosive Lasers
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are cool, but before I let you finish I just want to say Trixie is the best pony to have ever existed.

May 06, 2012 at 11:01PM EDT
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Tim the Enchanter wrote:

@Explosive Lasers
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are cool, but before I let you finish I just want to say Trixie is the best pony to have ever existed.

That is not Trixie.

That is obviously DrPepperFan.

May 06, 2012 at 11:08PM EDT
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Remember when I said (in a very thoughtful, researched, and lengthy post) we should talk about writers of the show and Meghan McCarthy’s new position?

I’m find with some good ol’ CMC either way.

May 06, 2012 at 11:09PM EDT
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@Zarathh and MontyPython:

Don’t start becoming Seth on me, guys. Goddamn.

But, really, I don’t like Trixie.

So have some neat-o ponies:

And, by the way, when I searched their names…

I found SO MUCH porn.

Edit: As for the topic over the writers, I can’t say much, as I pay little attention as to who writes what. I think all the writers so far have done a good job, as there are no episodes I haven’t liked. For all the ‘meh’ that Mare Do Well, Call of Cutie, Showstoppers, etc. get, I like all of them immensely.

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May 06, 2012 at 11:12PM EDT
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@Explosive Lasers
>finds porn of Octavia & Vinyl


going back to earlier, as Ivan said (and I want to say you Explosive), that that’s how the system works. Especially from what I know of what goes on between the two in the realm of shipping and R34, it doesn’t surprise me.
at all
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Out of (damn) curiosity, I looked up the names as well.

MFW:

what you don’t see is the mixture of what the f&%^, holy smokes, not surprised, and why did I do that

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May 06, 2012 at 11:17PM EDT
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@Explosive Lasers:


Don’t start becoming Seth on me, guys. Goddamn.

But, really, I don’t like Trixie.

I don’t really have a favorite pony. If I had to pick one, it would be RD. They all have their ups and their downs. (This goes for everypony.)

But yeah, those are some pretty awesome pictures. Daft Punk ftw.

May 06, 2012 at 11:21PM EDT
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@Explosive Lasers
I was joking, surprise. Trixie is ok but her self omnipotence does get annoying. Anyways once I start a theme I just stick to it until I run out of material which I did. For the most part I don’t mean to offend I just like to joke around. Lets change gears.

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May 06, 2012 at 11:23PM EDT
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I have nothing to say about the above debate. soo…

ICP is worst pony.

2nd place goes to twist.

3rd place?

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May 06, 2012 at 11:26PM EDT
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Trash Boat is (spoiler) W.W. wrote:

I think that’s actually a good topic: Favorite writer.
McCarthy is awesome, she will do good. I forgive her for call of the cutie. That episode was meh, but the CMC have gone on to do great things.

My favorite writer: M.A. Larson, Swarm of the Century, Sonic Rainboom, The Cuite Mark Chronicles, Return of Harmony, Luna Eclipsed, Secret of My Excess, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, It’s About Time, Ponyville Confidential.

Larson (in my opinion) has one of the highest entertainment values out of all the writers. Skillfully uses humor as well.

I think McCarthy is a better fit for the job because she is better with morals and character development than Larson.

While we’re talking about writers, whatever happened to dave polsky and chris savino? They wrote 2 episodes each in season one and were never seen again. 3/4 of their episodes were meh. But savino wrote Boast busters (TRIXIE) and I have no idea of his whereabouts. Does anypony have information on this?

Hell yeah, son! Larson is my favorite for the same reasons!

And about how so many non rule 34 artists suddenly decided to draw rule 34 stuff, I’m willing to bet it’s a matter of trying to stay / become relevant in the fandom to a lot of them. I mean they had to have noticed how some of the most popular artists in this fandom make the stuff. I think it’s entirely possible that they’re hoping doing the same will bring their names the same attention and / or they could be trying to reach a wider clientele to do commissions for. While I think those are understandable reasons, I personally wouldn’t be comfortable making Rule 34 stuff. Accidentally stumbling upon it once and a while doesn’t bother me but the idea of creating it doesn’t sit well with me at all. I guess it’s because on the rare occasion that I draw stuff, I like to keep things as unrustling as possible. Also I’m just not into it.

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May 07, 2012 at 12:36AM EDT
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Sorry to interrupt this image war. But I forgot I drew this a while back.

Apparently if I get bored I do random stuff.
So I drew myself as a little pony. I might draw more seeing as how I kinda rushed this.
Enjoy.

Oh it had text in it that got cutoff.
Pony: Really ?
Me: Yes
Pony: I hate myself…
Me: Don’t make me erase you Ese.

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May 07, 2012 at 12:37AM EDT
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@Regarding Daniel Tosh:

That was posted a long time ago, I don’t think it was ever confirmed. Sad but Daniel Tosh is known for being a troll so I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t true.

@Favourite writer discussion:

I really can’t pick just one. My favourite episodes are kinda spread between a lot of writers.

@Engie:

That’s not bad at all!

May 07, 2012 at 12:54AM EDT
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Flu77ershy1337 said:



ICP is worst pony.

I’ll have you know, worst pony was killed by a DJ ninja so they shouldn’t be bothering anyone anymore.

As for the favorite writer topic, Meghan McCarthy and M.A. Larson probably put out good episodes more consistently than some of the other writers. Amy Keating Rogers puts out some real good stuff too. Best Night Ever? Bridle Gossip? Amy Keating Rogers.

Back on the topic of the page get in the name of the Greatest and most Powerful pony, I’d love to see a Trixie episode written by M.A. Larson. Like Flu77ershy1337 said on the last page, Larson writes the funniest stuff. And after seeing his hilarious portrayal of Luna and Pinkie Pie in Luna Eclipsed, I think an over-the-top character like the Great and Powerful Trixie would be better handled by him than anyone.

May 07, 2012 at 01:10AM EDT
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Scootaloo, you say?

@favorite writer topic:
I don’t really have one favorite. Kind of tied between Larson and McCarthy.

May 07, 2012 at 02:02AM EDT
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Hmm…All this Scootaloo talk has gifen me an idea. I shall return!

May 07, 2012 at 02:37AM EDT

@Scoot discussion

Heh, I even got a chance to play with Scootaloo

I played Urban Terror under the name “RainbowDash”

Some guy logged in named himself “Scootaloo<3RainbowDash”

I felt so loved.

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May 07, 2012 at 02:49AM EDT
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@Bruelock
Lesson here is:
Ignorance can be cute at a certain age; like spelling, and grammar for example.

May 07, 2012 at 06:39AM EDT
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This is what she should’ve done in the first place, lol.


Btw, where is the Luna portion from? I guess it must be from Lunar Eclipse, but I’m too lazy to check.

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May 07, 2012 at 09:02AM EDT
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Funny/weird part is that most old posters in this thread know tiarawhy. He used to post in this thread. And the previous pony threads

@stargazer. Yeah its Luna eclipsed

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May 07, 2012 at 09:39AM EDT

@Stargazer

First part is from Luna Eclipsed. But she never punches anything, that’s been shooped in. The last part comes from wherever. I wonder how many of those there are, they are pretty funny.


Also I just noticed this:

ARISE MY DAUGHTER, ARISE!...CELESTIA!”

“By your will Chrysalis, I live to serve. May all who oppose the changelings feel the wrath of the swarm.”

(Sorry I just had to)

By any chance have we discussed that scene where Celestia gets trapped in a cocoon? I thought of it of a prison at first but I didn’t think of it as a method for actually transforming ponies into Changelings. That’s made the whole changeling concept even more interesting for me. I.E: that’s how they reproduce.

Also the first time I saw that image I thought it was some creepy shipping…but upon closer inspection it isn’t

May 07, 2012 at 09:46AM EDT
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Zarathh wrote:

Does anyone know who this man is?

You know this graph?

Tosh.0 comes even after that.

His show is funny to a certain degree. But the “viral” stuff he features is just all so old, nearly everyone knows about it already.

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May 07, 2012 at 10:38AM EDT
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Bruelock wrote:

Incoming more heart-warming comics!

That post gave me diabeetus. And I loved every second of it.

May 07, 2012 at 04:29PM EDT
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(flies in with Jetpack)
So, what exactly is going on? Discord I see…
And also a diabeetus-inducing comic for some…
Just answered my own question….
So, let’s pick it up to speed. Day’s been upsetting for this Mando.
For one, I tried to collect the bounty on RD (goodness knows who’s offering that)

…took hours, but eventually…
she got away

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May 07, 2012 at 05:13PM EDT
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So, I’d like to tell you guys about something that happened.

A few days ago, I sent an email into Equestria Daily for their “Q&Neigh” regarding the use of the Grimdark tag in their new fiction submission system. Apparently, it made an impression, because when the episode was posted yesterday, Midnight Shadow made it a discussion topic in the comments. Seeing this, I decided to make a comment myself:

I was the one who sent the email about “dark vs grimdark.” Seriously, my face when my email actually got heard. It’s pretty incredible to be a catalyst behind a major issue.

With that, I’d say that I stand by my original point, that Grimdark should be replaced with just Dark. It encompasses a much wider range of themes, it removes the implication of gore, and terminologically, it’s cleaner. If I had written a story, I’d much rather have described as Dark, simply because Grimdark is a ridiculous phrase that removes any sort of professionalism a story might want to project. Yes, this is fanfiction about technicolor miniature horses we’re talking about, but that doesn’t mean we have to treat it like a joke.

Another point: FIMfiction uses Dark rather than Grimdark. I feel like EqD has an excellent system for fiction, and naming one of their genres with a meme phrase isn’t the way to go. I’ve been to FIMfiction, I’ve seen how stories there are made, and it’s not an enjoyable experience; there’s much more freedom with EqD, and I think the staffers here should use that to their advantage.

tl;dr: Dark > Grimdark, hooves down.

Perhaps we should have a poll about this. Let democracy decide.

And then, in an even more surprising turn of events, Sethisto himself responded to my post:

We usualy use dark these days, though the archiver sticks with grimdark just to make it easy to find them

So there you have it. Don’t be afraid to lobby for an issue you believe in. You might just be heard.

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May 07, 2012 at 05:22PM EDT
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Fridge wrote:

So, I’d like to tell you guys about something that happened.

A few days ago, I sent an email into Equestria Daily for their “Q&Neigh” regarding the use of the Grimdark tag in their new fiction submission system. Apparently, it made an impression, because when the episode was posted yesterday, Midnight Shadow made it a discussion topic in the comments. Seeing this, I decided to make a comment myself:

I was the one who sent the email about “dark vs grimdark.” Seriously, my face when my email actually got heard. It’s pretty incredible to be a catalyst behind a major issue.

With that, I’d say that I stand by my original point, that Grimdark should be replaced with just Dark. It encompasses a much wider range of themes, it removes the implication of gore, and terminologically, it’s cleaner. If I had written a story, I’d much rather have described as Dark, simply because Grimdark is a ridiculous phrase that removes any sort of professionalism a story might want to project. Yes, this is fanfiction about technicolor miniature horses we’re talking about, but that doesn’t mean we have to treat it like a joke.

Another point: FIMfiction uses Dark rather than Grimdark. I feel like EqD has an excellent system for fiction, and naming one of their genres with a meme phrase isn’t the way to go. I’ve been to FIMfiction, I’ve seen how stories there are made, and it’s not an enjoyable experience; there’s much more freedom with EqD, and I think the staffers here should use that to their advantage.

tl;dr: Dark > Grimdark, hooves down.

Perhaps we should have a poll about this. Let democracy decide.

And then, in an even more surprising turn of events, Sethisto himself responded to my post:

We usualy use dark these days, though the archiver sticks with grimdark just to make it easy to find them

So there you have it. Don’t be afraid to lobby for an issue you believe in. You might just be heard.

I’ve read a couple of pretty good grimdark stories before. The Slender Mane was a pretty good, also another good one was The Cough was a pretty good grimdark.
I try to read, if I can, any grimdark story that gets on EQD. I have no clue why, but I just like them. (Especially if they are well written, which those two were.)
But yeah, that’s just my two cents. I know some people can’t stand grimdark. I’ve always had a fascination with dark stuff. I also like to read creepypasta. But that’s just me.
EDIT: I think I’ll rephrase that, I like most Grimdark-Horror story hybrids.

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May 07, 2012 at 05:30PM EDT
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@FridgeL

That’s great man but…I really feel that it’s not that big of a deal. It’s just 4 letters. :(

May 07, 2012 at 05:41PM EDT
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Surprise all!

Don’t mind me! Yes!
I am just lurking close by…..Pinkie is delighted by the dark and mysterious areas of a home.

May 07, 2012 at 05:42PM EDT
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@Fridge Logic

You brought up a really good point there. I’ve read a few fics that were labelled ‘grimdark’ that weren’t even remotely similar to the likes of Cupcakes or Rocket to Insanity. It’s simply too broad a term to adequately describe all of the fics it currently encompasses. Grimdark tends to be associated with gore fics, and that’s not what fics like Fallout Equestria or End of Ponies are about. ‘Dark’ is a much more appropriate term, and should be the default term to describe moodier fics (unless the author specifies otherwise).

May 07, 2012 at 06:12PM EDT
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@ Pinkamena:
I have to ask you a question, Miss Pinkamena. Have you ever met with these ponies before?

May 07, 2012 at 06:32PM EDT
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So, petition. I vote for making a My Little Pony version of Know Your Meme, called “Know My Ponies”. It would be basically be a place to document all pony related stuff. I recommend it as a connection to sites like Ponychan and /r/mylittlepony/. All in favor, say aye.

Oh, and it’s my idea, so I’m head of staff.

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May 07, 2012 at 07:01PM EDT
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@Teh Brawler:

I think MyLittleBrony, Ponychan, Ponibooru, Equestria Daily, etc. have that covered.

I don’t think we need a documentation site for it.

@Pinkie:

Hm… I don’t know why, but I think I like you, lass. Want to see my severed heads collection? Have a lot of good Spies, Scouts, Pyros, Heavies, Soldiers, and… just about everybody else.

May 07, 2012 at 07:07PM EDT
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@Brawler’s idea
Hey thread, didn’t we have a user way back who wanted to make a site called “Know your ponies”? August Day, I believe. Is he still active?


Any of the following avatars look familiar…….


Guess who got their question answered on a filly Chrysalis Tumblr.
Here is said Tumblr. Follow the fuck outta this, because adorable.

May 07, 2012 at 07:11PM EDT
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Explosive Lasers AKA Solaire AKA Sexiest wrote:

@Teh Brawler:

I think MyLittleBrony, Ponychan, Ponibooru, Equestria Daily, etc. have that covered.

I don’t think we need a documentation site for it.

@Pinkie:

Hm… I don’t know why, but I think I like you, lass. Want to see my severed heads collection? Have a lot of good Spies, Scouts, Pyros, Heavies, Soldiers, and… just about everybody else.

May 07, 2012 at 07:13PM EDT
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