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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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Pinkamena Diane Pie wrote:


Now Pinkie demands hugs from you!


All right Pinkie, TWO CAN PLAY AT THIS GAME!


Sounds like Discord, but that would be a little too obvious, I would think.

Edit: Okay, how about parasprites?

Edit Mk. 2: IT’S POISON JOKE!!!

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 01:36AM EDT

Both of you are wrong.

Also, to update my post about the Filly Derpy I caught earlier, I saw two more.

Both of them fell before the might of Big Mac, sadly.



EDIT EDIT: @The warning page thingy:

Yeah, I got it, too. I think it was from one of the linked pics. Nothing serious, probably.

Edit, Episode Three, Revenge of the Shit: Not a troll or Zecora.

Edit, Episode Three, Part Two: Electric Boogaloo: Not the CMC.

Edit, Episode Four, A New Nope: Not poison joke.

Edit, Book Five, Fire: Not Derpy.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 01:45AM EDT

A parasprite?

No, I have not. Try it again, and if the problem persists, well, try restarting your browser.

Well, is it an internet troll?

EDIT- Return of the Edit
Well, that’s enough. I give.
No! I don’t give…
Is it Derpy?

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 01:40AM EDT

General, it’s because of the KYM Spirit Week, which is on-going. The theme for Thursday is Brand New Member day, using the username and avatar you started with. It’s incredibly confusing.

Anyways, I don’t know you, but hello either way.

Edit: Fucking ninja-delete.

Regarding the riddle…. I’m the one that sucks at them?

Not Derpy, Zecora, poison joke, trolls, Nightmare Moon, the CMC, Discord, or a parasprite. Keep trying, I’m sure you will get it before you lose all your science points.

Edit: @Twins below me:

Yeah, I’ve been following it for a while (bout time it updated, says the dick in me), and I must say, that stallion is the very definition of swag.

Sorry, RandomMan, there’s a new sheriff in this town.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 01:59AM EDT

@ Pyrus Twins

Yes, anybody using Chrome will get that because an image linked in the last page is hosted on a site that has been blacklisted for malware distribution

It’s just an image so there’s no real risk, Chrome is just unhappy about where it’s coming from.

The image that’s causing the problem is the 007 Chris Hansen shoop in El Slinker’s post, so El Slinker please re-upload that image somewhere safer!

I wont quote El Slinkers post otherwise you get that problem here too.

Speaking of quotes, I cannot quote your post either because that image is so huge. I had to do a manual quote instead. Please shrink your images

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 02:32AM EDT

So, my old avatar (that I made myself!) for Spirit Day 4. Brings me back to those days when I was a newfag, posted maybe once every week, only in Pony General, and with really long TL;DRs that garnered no discussions and got no karma at all.

Good times, good times.

That explains it.

@Explosive Lasers:
I know right? So much swag, so little patience.

To quote the great 404:
“At first I was like ‘TL;DR’. But then I was like, ‘wait a minute, that’s just a bunch of posts normal sized posts squished together’”

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 02:37AM EDT


My turn again, bit of an easy one.

I’m hipper than Pinkie, sharper than Twilight
And I don’t get near enough time in the spotlight!
I’m hotter than Dash and cooler than Daring Doo
You can’t find me when I’m staring right at you!

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 02:41AM EDT

Berry Punch wrote:

Anypony remember me?

Welcome, Berry Punch. I have been expecting you.

…Yeah, sorry about that. I just blocked an entire page for everyone (using Chrome).
I guess I really can impersonate Cody… Also, I will never shrink my images! That’s hoe I love them! LARGER THAN LIFE!…ok I will.


Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 02:52AM EDT

I just felt like making this:

First pony thread: Created on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Second pony thread: Created on Oct 07, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Third pony thread: Created on Nov 02, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Fourth pony thread: Created on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Fifth pony thread: Created on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I wonder if it is the wait for season 3 that slowed down this thread?

Blue Yoshi wrote:

I just felt like making this:

First pony thread: Created on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Second pony thread: Created on Oct 07, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Third pony thread: Created on Nov 02, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Fourth pony thread: Created on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Fifth pony thread: Created on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I wonder if it is the wait for season 3 that slowed down this thread?

>mfw I realize that Pony General 5 is going to take longer to reach 200 pages than every other Pony General combined


Blue Yoshi wrote:

I just felt like making this:

First pony thread: Created on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Second pony thread: Created on Oct 07, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Third pony thread: Created on Nov 02, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Fourth pony thread: Created on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Fifth pony thread: Created on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I wonder if it is the wait for season 3 that slowed down this thread?

No. It’s the fact that people started treating this more like a thread, and less like a chat or an image dump.

Or we could, you know, discuss ponies instead of revisiting the image dump issue?

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 03:03AM EDT

By the way. Which Luna pic should I use for my icon?

A. (Without the text)

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@Blue Yoshi
Personally, I prefer the first one. Also, just saw this Luna pic that’s pretty cool:

What do you think are the chances of us seeing good quality Discord and Chrysalis toys? Thanks to bronies making themselves a viable market, Hasbro’s made figurines for Nightmare Moon, Vinyl Scratch, and Trixie. I’ve asked a similar question before, but I believe this was before we started seeing Big Macintosh or Granny Smith blind bag figures. I didn’t believe that Hasbro would take a chance with Discord and Chrysalis before due to requiring new molds, and costing them more money. But if they make a Granny Smith toy, there might be a chance. I think if we did see some merch for them, it might just be a blind bag villain collection. Those are usually the closest to show accurate though, so I’d be cool with that.

Anyway, do you think it’ll happen? Do any of you collect any sort of show-related merchandise? Is there any particular type of Discord or Chrysalis merch you would like?

I, personally, don’t have any merchandise due to famine of the wallet. If I had the cash, WeLoveFine shirts and blind bags are pretty much the only things I’d take interest in. A brushable pony just seems too girly, though I wouldn’t be above getting one of Chrysalis or Trixie. I LOVE THEM TOO MUCH. Also, Discord statuettes. Make it happen Hasbro.

I also have no official merchandise yet, but if they release a full set of accurate custom molds, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.
I don’t want brushables, partially because of the ‘girly’ factor, but mostly because the characters’ designs are heavily defined by their individual hairstyles.
I’ve seen guides detailing how you can mold and cut the brushable’s hair into show-accurate dos but I’m way to nervous about ruining them to try that.

I would love to see a Chrysalis and/or Discord figure.
I’d say the chances of them being made are reasonably good, too, as Hasbro seems to be getting better and better at catering to the more ‘collector’ type of fans.
I think those little sets are the best toys that they’ve released so far.
They’ve only recently ventured away from endless blindbag recolors and into custom molding (Nightmare Moon, Granny, Big Mac, Gilda, etc.), so it’s up to us to actually buy them to make the trend continue.

Hasbro is ‘testing the waters’ right now.
Let’s make sure they know that their investments are worthwhile.

@Jackal Lantern

I don’t understand the collector’s mindset, of owning a thing without a function purely for the sake of owning it. I figure toys are supposed to serve as imagination aids for kids, and I figure even those amongst us a little too old to be adventuring into Equestria on the old fantasy brain train have certainly grown beyond the point of needing little chunks of plastic to help us do it.

That being said, I do admit that I’d really like a Rainbow Dash plushie (Lyra hole not included mind you) I hate to admit this, but it’d probably really help comfort me when my demons come to bug me in the night. I don’t know though, have to weigh that against the possibility that someone will discover me in bed with her. I mean, there’s just no excuse for it, none whatsoever.

Tim the Enchanter wrote:

I have participated on this thread for 3 months and I happily can say that it was one of the best decisions of my life. Even though we have went to hell and back on this thread, I can say that I would do it again. I can say that proudly because we are all unique individuals which embodies the human spirit of creativity, humor, reason and forgiveness to a certain extent.

I hate all of you and spend way too much time on here. You’re all faggots who should go die.

(wuv u all)

@Jackal Lantern

I’m not really a person to buy merchandise related to the show. I’m willing to buy that official Derpy toy, as it’s brony, fandom-related, and the money goes in the pocket of the creators. There isn’t a better choice as I’m also doing something back for the Creators.

Currently I’m still waiting for it to appear in the Hasbro toyshop.

But let’s turn that into a topic: Who of you own stuff related to MLP? Whether self-created or bought.

My answer is already there. I own nothing but am willing to buy the Derpy toy. But what about you guys? And in case like me when you don’t own anything, are you willing to buy something or even planning it? Or are there certain things holding you back like a lack of money?

I know some of you own shirts, but don’t remember exactly who. Plus I know Drpepperfan has bought a Trixie plush. But that’s where my current knowledge stops.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 08:30AM EDT

I own only one piece of MLP merchandise. And it was given to me by my little bro who wanted to troll me. It’s one of those magnetic things you place on your fridge, it came free with some My Little Pony candy I think it was Fruit Tails or something. The sticker is of Scootaloo.

Why am I not happy? It’s Gen 3 Scootaloo :/ My little brother can’t tell the difference so he can’t tell he double trolled me!

As for merchandise I WOULD buy…. I would only by the DVD Collection Box from Madmax since I’m in New Zealand and a Derpy Blindbag Toy….fuck that brushable mane thing they are hawking in SDCC.

Aw…my old avatar when I was once a newfag. :D


Topic: I did not buy anything related to MLP, though. But I want to get a plushie, but currently I am broke. However there is that pink Celestia in my house by my dad’s computer (that abomination of show canon) idk who got it, and also I found some of the MLP McD toys in my home, and I figure they could be just my nieces.

So are we talking about buying things now? Well i never bought anything because i never have any money. But i would buy a few plushies just for fun and decoration.


Who of you own stuff related to MLP? Whether self-created or bought.

I don’t have any merchandise here and until I get more income, that won’t change anytime soon…regrettably

But if I do have the money I can imagine myself buying a decent Brony shirt. Particularly if it has Derpy on it. I would totally do that if I had the opportunity

Can’t see myself buying any toys. They would just be plastic clutter to me. What could I possibly do with them? My money is only ever spent on things that may actually come in useful. But extra clothing is always nice to have so I would definitely get a shirt.

Perhaps if Hasbro released an MLP themed ergonomic chair/desk set…or an MLP themed nVidia GTX 780, maybe THEN I would be interested in the merchandise (Not that I would advise them doing that, keep marketing to the kids Hasbro)


I just felt like making this:
First pony thread: Created on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Second pony thread: Created on Oct 07, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Third pony thread: Created on Nov 02, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Fourth pony thread: Created on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Fifth pony thread: Created on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I wonder if it is the wait for season 3 that slowed down this thread?

PG 5 had a reduced speed from the beginning. The end of Season 2 doesn’t seem to be that big of a factor and I can think of others.

First of all PG 5 was initiated at a time of hightened stress I believe…people were still hurting from the Derpy incident and tensions were high. Throughout this thread there has been a larger number of fallouts and conflicts between users which has discouraged posting and even made some posters quit indefinitely. A drop in regular posters certainly slows things down. The last threads were so fast because they had so many participants…this one? Not so many. This thread didn’t really pick up until some new posters came in to replace the ones that left

Secondly many older users were demanding that the thread slow down after finding the image dumping of the last 2 thread unacceptable. Posters like Verbose and Opspe stopped using the thread entirely because it was either too chaotic or too over-dramatic. When people saw that, they started heeding their advice. Discouraging chatter and image dumping had a considerable affect on speed

Thirdly KYM had some kind of depression some months ago. People were whining that the JFF board didn’t have enough quality posts, there were too many spammers and idiots making shit threads. People were just bored of KYM in general and kept asking where the “old KYM” went. This fallout influenced the PG thread as well

I believe all those factors combined dropped the usage of this thread by a good…oh I don’t know…50%?

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 09:57AM EDT

Official merch?
Only thing so far is the Friendship Express DVD, bought mainly to try to encourage them to release a full set here in the States.
I will totally be trying to get one of those ComicCon Derpy toys when they become available online, though.
They’re just awesome.

As for fan-made stuff…
Well… I was going to wait until I had more to post, but since it came up (and I’m so damn excited about it), I actually have orders in for some plushies (yes, plural) from a couple people on DeviantArt, though I haven’t received anything yet.
Money was never a major issue for me as I’ve been working for 8 years now and have no social life to speak of, so I finally decided to take the plunge a couple weeks ago.
I will absolutely post more pictures once everything gets here, but for now I can show this:

This is my little Scootaloo who was just finished on Tuesday!
Here’s a link to the awesome creator: SOURCE

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 10:05AM EDT

I have no MLP merch, mainly because I tend to use spare funds once in a while on SW collectibles or the like, and because I really don’t need to have MLP stuff. If I found something like the Derpy toy, though, at another time, I would consider buying it.
Now, I have a question.

Do any of you think that less equals more in some situations?

For example (*not a real rant), there was a comic a while back with Doctor Whooves waking up in a bed, then realizing Derpy was next to him. He was quite alarmed, and something along the lines of “What happened last night?”
I’d have to admit, that was pretty funny. I genuinely laughed.
However, the sequel was released not long ago (I think a few hours ago, in fact) in the image gallery, and I found it less amusing. I thought it would’ve stayed a lot more amusing if he had just left it at the original.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 10:36AM EDT


It looks like I know whose house I’m robbing next!

How much did you pay for that if you don’t mind my asking.


I know the comic you’re talking about and I know exatly what you mean. I think it’s less a situation of less=more and more the fact that the comic was just completely witless. It was just too blunt and obvious in it’s wording to be humorous, so it just comes across as crass.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 11:15AM EDT

I’m a little embarrassed to mention prices considering how many people here talk about money problems, but it was $175 by herself and another $25 for the cape.
For that quality, I thought it was a really good deal!
As I said though, more to come in a couple weeks probably!

A thousand times, yes!
Less can definitely be more, especially when it comes to comedy.
A subtle, ‘fill in the blanks’ kind of ending can be far more entertaining than having the joke spelled out for you explicitly.
There is this (somewhat understandable) modern trend to push the boundaries when it comes to comedy, but for a lot of people, this means ‘more profanity, sex, drugs, etc.’
While those subjects can certainly contain comedy, far too often they are the punchline rather than being a situational aspect of the joke.
It’s why I can’t stand a lot of modern/teen comedies.
They seem to set out to be as raunchy as possible in lieu of actually being funny or witty.


Sounds about right from what I saw of my own plushie browsing. Hearing those kinds of numbers really gives you an appreciation for the industrial revolution and mass production. A plushie that would cost like 10 bucks if it were machine made costs hundreds of dollars if made by hand.

Now I have to decide though, new instrument, or Rainbow Dash plush? Or food, I guess.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 11:40AM EDT

@MLP Merch:

My mom bought me a set of four blind-bag-ish toys (Rarity, Pinkie, RD, and Twilight), one of the brushable toys (Fluttershy), and a McD toy (AJ). Since my Spartan figurine from Halo had his arm ripped off accidentally, I pretend they killed him to conquer my desktop, and to firmly establish the rule of their High Overlord Yellow Pone.

I also own two shirts, which I got from Welovefine. They’re pretty neat, and not too obvious, but any brony could easily understand them.

@Less is more:

Guise, guise, cmon guise. The only real form of comedy is expression through intense and brutal bludgeoning of the punchline into the reader’s head. The same applies to reading. Cliffhangers, unanswered questions, and lack of knowledge? Nope.

@Fifth’s riddle:

It’s Chesty Motherfucking McThunderbeard.

He is better than every other character at everything, isn’t in the spotlight 100% of the time (get on it, Hasbro), and he can turn invisible.


@Fifths question:

Buy an edible Rainbow Dash plushie that you can play like a harp.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 11:56AM EDT

@owning shit
As most of the older users know, awhile back I came “out of the stable” and admitted I was a brony to my mom. And we worked out a deal:
Put up with the lazy, drunk, dumbass foreign exchange student and I get something. What I chose:

Yeah, I bought one case of the blind bags from Hasbro Toy Shop. Suprisingly, I found a generic one I took a liking to. The teal with orange hair Twilight redeco named Firecracker Burst. Pyromaniac pony FTW.
And I recently made another deal with her. Get every grade to at least a B for final grades, and I get this
Be jelly of my Nightmare Moon filly plush.
(Also, I got a NmM blind bag custom in the works. Pretty cheap considering the quality and that customs often go through the roof like plushies do.)

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 12:26PM EDT

If you, or anyone else really, is looking for a pony without wanting to break the bank, you could try ordering from this artist: BEWAREOFKITTY.
She makes these at $35 for a 7 inch version or $25 for a 3.5 inch version:

I used to love Beanie Babies back in the day, so these things hit all the right cuteness buttons while still being quite affordable!
Her commissions are open right now, too, so jump on this opportunity if you want one!


You bastard! You’re geting a Dash too?

I am so breaking into your house Deadparrot.

Edit: Alright, fuck this shit. I need to go downtown and guitar for some goddamned money.

Double Edit: You’re such a bastard Deadparrot, that was a nuclear jealousy bomb you just dropped.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 01:48PM EDT

Oh, I PM’ed you right as you posted about it here, so what the hell…

Can’t have the student without the mentor!

I just got this picture about 45 minutes ago and have only now recovered enough to type about it! LINK

I’m going to go make sure my heart is still working.

@Lasers, below
I’ve been saying that from the beginning.
Hasbro is missing out on a goldmine of potential profits by not getting their hand in this plushie game, especially with things like bewareofkitty’s little beanie plushes.
Those beanie baby style designs would be perfect for mass production since they are all based on the same basic body, with colors and details added for distinction (basically the same way they build the characters in the actual show!).
With Hasbro’s manufacturing behind it, they could churn these ponies out by the thousands and they would sell, damn it!
And not just to bronies, either.
They are just so cute that I think plenty of children would want them, too.

Last edited Jun 14, 2012 at 01:42PM EDT

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