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KYM Pony General VII: Live Free or Twi Hard

Last posted Jul 06, 2014 at 04:08PM EDT. Added Apr 19, 2013 at 12:22AM EDT
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Kewln00b? wrote:

Fuck that, I want the self tying shoes before we get those hoverboards. I don’t want those flying cars at all though, people drive like fucking idiots on land anyways…….trust me I know.

Didn’t Nike put a legit patent of the self lacing shoes? Could’ve sworn I saw that somewhere.

@Verbose: I’d have to say it’s more along the lines of more SJW’s popping up, though I sure hope this turns out to be an isolated incident.

Jan 23, 2014 at 07:18PM EST
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Honestly, I was thinking of the same thing as Jimmy.
Yeah, making a fan-favorite pony voiced bit them with Derpy, but not with Bon Bon’s bag line or Mr Muscle last episode. It really was the disability thing setting off douche-ball SJWs, and none of these three would have that. Unless they inexplicably decided to make Vinyl a tranny or disabled or something it should be fine.
But mostly, isn’t it strange to start super-mega-merchandising a voiceless background character?
So it would only make sense for her to get a FAR more prominent role in EqG 2…
As far as I feel about this possibility, I’m kinda split:
1) I’m happy for Vinyl’s fans that their beloved character is being recognized and made important.
1a) Though I’m unsure how pleased they’ll be since it’s just her Equestria Girls version.
2) On the other hand, I honestly really hate her and now I’m going to be seeing more of her… Not to mention since I hate her so much, I don’t exactly want her to get this in the first place…
2a) It occurs to me, is that “I came here to wub at you” picture an appropriate response to point 2?

Actually, that Button Mash video reminds me, I had a dream about this last night, was quite odd…

Jan 23, 2014 at 07:26PM EST
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CrashGordon94 Wrote:

2) On the other hand, I honestly really hate her and now I’m going to be seeing more of her… Not to mention since I hate her so much, I don’t exactly want her to get this in the first place

I have conflicted feelings about the fact you said this…

On one hand… I understand why you’d be annoyed by Vinyl, as fanon interpretation tends to make her so over the top in your face it would be hard not to feel like you’re having your space invaded via attitude.

On the other hand, when I approach Vinyl, I downplay most of those elements… Heck, I do that for most aspects of most characters just to make them more appropriate for the tone of a story that isn’t comedy. Making it hard to justify judging a character by majority opinion when there are individual interpretations that are more palatable.

And on the third hand… Its completely possible every single head canon about her will die… And be replaced with something else… In which case there’s no reason to attack or defend her until we see it.


Edit: For the record, my personal interpretation of Vinyl is closer to to that of Yousuke Hanamura of Persona 4.

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Jan 23, 2014 at 09:33PM EST
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@Crash

How can you hate something this cute?

I like Vinyl, not for the whole EDM angle as some might suspect but I just love how the fandom has portrayed her as such a perfect “equalizing” friend to Octavia. Those two are often depicted in a yin-yang relationship where even though they are pretty much opposite incarnations of each other, they perfectly complete each other when brought together.

And that makes for adorable shipping

Plus her design is cool.


@TSG

After watching that gif for several minutes, I am still unsure whether that’s poop or not.

It’s bacon, you scatophile


@Bacon

I was just joking. I know a real person messaged me, but I can’t read the message unless I pay money to see it. You know what? I’m just gonna give up on the whole thing.
I signed up on Bronymate.com and I can’t do anything on it. You can all go ahead and laugh now.

Yea I know. Welp, it was worth a try. At least you took up my dare and we got some inside info. For that, you are a hero.

Have a cookie for your efforts

Jan 23, 2014 at 10:08PM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) Wrote:

I like Vinyl, not for the whole EDM angle as some might suspect but I just love how the fandom has portrayed her as such a perfect “equalizing” friend to Octavia. Those two are often depicted in a yin-yang relationship where even though they are pretty much opposite incarnations of each other, they perfectly complete each other when brought together.

And that makes for adorable shipping

I agree with this… To a point.

It’s quite common for me to see the fandom go overboard with the party side of Vinyl. So it takes much searching find something I can agree with.

…Sometimes it takes seeing her napping to remember why I love Vinyl, even though that’s not exactly a common sight.

So… Maybe we can tone her down a little. Not all the way, just a little.

Heck, even just make her a little adorkable once in a while.

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Jan 23, 2014 at 11:17PM EST
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@Blue

Thanks for the cookie. By the way, I forgot to mention, you can search bronies by their favorite pony.

And that is all I have to say about this terrible website. You can sign up for free, but you have to pay in order to read messages. 0/10.

Jan 23, 2014 at 11:24PM EST
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You know, I got a funny story. I have this friend on Facebook, yeah, he doesn’t want me posting his name, but he doesn’t care about me posting this.

Anyways, a while back, I mentioned I watched the show, and he goes backs away from the grown man who watches My Little Pony Yeah, more then likely he was joking, and besides, I’ve heard worse from the trolls here on KYM, though I also thought he might’ve already known since my Steam name and picture is of Nightmare Moon, and I also mentioned how Tara Strong did a voice, since she was playing Batman: Arkham City and she voices Harley Quinn in that.

Anyways, onto like, a few days ago while we were playing GTA V and he told me was watching the John de Lancie documentary. I was surprised, but I guess having de Lancie’s name there got his interest since we’re also Trek fans, and he said he liked it, and yeah, the fanbase is no different then say, Star Trek fans.

Doesn’t end there though, a few more days after, and I hear he’s started to show from The Mare in the Moon and enjoys it. I think I got him into the show by accident, lulz.

Just thought I’d share.

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Jan 23, 2014 at 11:30PM EST
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^A year back I found out my friends watched an episode without me. Not sure why cuz they’re not bronies, but I tried to get them to watch another one but they wouldn’t. I think I may have baited one of them at least to join a pony tf2 server. I told him I usually get a fair amount of drops while on it and he expressed interest. Man, taking over the world is hard work. XD

Jan 23, 2014 at 11:44PM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

^A year back I found out my friends watched an episode without me. Not sure why cuz they’re not bronies, but I tried to get them to watch another one but they wouldn’t. I think I may have baited one of them at least to join a pony tf2 server. I told him I usually get a fair amount of drops while on it and he expressed interest. Man, taking over the world is hard work. XD

Yeah, he said he wasn’t up to visiting a con or cosplaying level since he thought it’d be making an ass out of him for dressing up, hah, said if I could, I’d make a big enough one for both of us since I have no problem, that and I also said he could go as Spiderman

– and mentioned that yeah, despite it them being ponycons, I think as long as the outfits aren’t inappropriate, I don’t think anyone cares what you go as. Shame I’m so inapt at making shit, otherwise I’d be making a GB uniform.

He made an OC out of that pony generator and showed me a tutorial on how to draw ponies should he get a tablet, so yeah, I think I unintentionally made a new fan.

Also showed him one of those SJW post I’ve been seeing in the gallery and he thinks it’s bullshit.

Jan 23, 2014 at 11:51PM EST
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Disturbed B wrote:

@Blue

Thanks for the cookie. By the way, I forgot to mention, you can search bronies by their favorite pony.

And that is all I have to say about this terrible website. You can sign up for free, but you have to pay in order to read messages. 0/10.

You know, the guy in charge HAD to know that making a dating website only for bronies was a horrible idea. I could see one of THOSE bronies on that website looking at the list of bronies to date going “Huh, this woman has many of the same interests as me and seems like a great person, but her favorite pony is Pinkie Pie? What a fucking pleb!” or he’d be the brony who says “Bucking”. After this I just want to go up to my friend who always makes fun of Blackpeoplemeet.com and just show him this website and tell him to read it and weap.

At least we’ll never see the day where we’ll see “Bronymate.com” commercials on late night television.

Jan 24, 2014 at 01:57AM EST
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So I checked and double checked and I didn’t see this in this thread yet. SO…


Looks like this week we’re not only getting a discord song, but a small tip of the hat to the 1998 classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Inb4 we get to see Las Pegasus for the first time! *yay!*

Edit: Have an HD screenshot too!

Is that Wal-Mart’s logo all over Discord’s shirt? lol.

I spoil you guise too much.

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Jan 24, 2014 at 02:08AM EST
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Leland Zevo said:

Doesn’t end there though, a few more days after, and I hear he’s started to show from The Mare in the Moon and enjoys it. I think I got him into the show by accident, lulz.

Just, wait. Once he realizes that the ride really won’t have an end (Gen 3 lasted 7 years and it wasn’t a third as popular or profitable), he’l start blaming you and plotting his revenge. If he asks you to watch Pokemon “for the nostalgia,” be very weary. The Pokemon ride’s ten times worse than the pony one. It’s like the Mean Streak whereas pony is like the Millennium Force.

Jan 24, 2014 at 02:17AM EST
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xTSGx wrote:

Leland Zevo said:

Doesn’t end there though, a few more days after, and I hear he’s started to show from The Mare in the Moon and enjoys it. I think I got him into the show by accident, lulz.

Just, wait. Once he realizes that the ride really won’t have an end (Gen 3 lasted 7 years and it wasn’t a third as popular or profitable), he’l start blaming you and plotting his revenge. If he asks you to watch Pokemon “for the nostalgia,” be very weary. The Pokemon ride’s ten times worse than the pony one. It’s like the Mean Streak whereas pony is like the Millennium Force.

Yeah, as a Pokemon fan, I know that that has been going on for forever compared to G4. Can’t remember the last episode of it that I watched.

Jan 24, 2014 at 02:20AM EST
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So…anybody know anything about this thing yet?

Legends Of Equestria, a pony MMO that’s only seconds away from being Hasbro’d has now gone live and quickly people are telling me to hurry up and play it because my friends are the kind of people who have the attention span of a butterfly when it comes to playing a game and sticking with it.

My inside informant has already started playing the game and has released these screenshots:







I may or may not start playing this. It’s a free to play WoW clone and I have been told that the in-game music sounds like “unicorn farts”. But I really want to focus on my current games right now.

This makes me miss being unemployed. Back then I actually had time for these kind of things

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Jan 24, 2014 at 02:25AM EST
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I’m already to ingrained in an MMO, but that doesn’t look half-bad, which sad to say means that it’ll probably get C&D’d.

Jan 24, 2014 at 02:28AM EST
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Oh, just forgot something I was going to mention, before I talk about Vinyl.

Disturbed, there’s still a way you could contact them. Mailinator gives you a disposable email, so you can give out a contact without endangering anything, if you want. I know you gave up, just wanted to mention that,

Jan 24, 2014 at 02:31AM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

So…anybody know anything about this thing yet?

Legends Of Equestria, a pony MMO that’s only seconds away from being Hasbro’d has now gone live and quickly people are telling me to hurry up and play it because my friends are the kind of people who have the attention span of a butterfly when it comes to playing a game and sticking with it.

My inside informant has already started playing the game and has released these screenshots:







I may or may not start playing this. It’s a free to play WoW clone and I have been told that the in-game music sounds like “unicorn farts”. But I really want to focus on my current games right now.

This makes me miss being unemployed. Back then I actually had time for these kind of things


Not bad! Not bad at all! I’ve heard about it, but not much. That actually looks pretty legit though and could easily become huge. (Better skip sleep tonight so I can play it b4 it gets C&D’d lol.) The texturing looks a little basic, but it looks like the world is pretty huge, so I’m game!

Edit: Should’ve downloaded it earlier. It’s only 317MB, but on my connection that’s about 10 min of waited time. lol.

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Jan 24, 2014 at 02:41AM EST
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Alright! First Impressions of LoE:
It sucks! XD
I’ve tried for the past hour to get on, and I got on twice. Was about half way done making my pony and it kicked me off for inactivity or something. The game is built off of the unity engine and does not go fullscreen, so you have to deal with a windowed mode. The customization of your pony is pretty liberal, but it’s not that much better than the original pony creator. (I don’t think you can go at it a blank flank either.=/) The server selection screen has about 7 choices, but it doesn’t tell you which ones are full and if you pick a full one then you have to log back in all over again and hope it doesn’t give you a “log-in failed.”

Don’t get me wrong. ‘A’ bucking plus for effort on their part. There are a lot of cool things going on here, but I can’t even get past the “make your own character screen” at the moment. And usually I can’t even get past the login screen. Major improvements are needed. If you do decide to try it, don’t ever let another window have focus (for non-programmers out there this means don’t click on other windows). You will more than likely get an immediate disconnect due to “time out” or the game will screw up and you won’t be able to click on important things.

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Jan 24, 2014 at 03:35AM EST
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@LoE

I screwed around with that game for about two hours and here is how I would describe my experience

It’s amazing to me that they went through all the effort of creating the core mechanics and fleshing out this gigantic game world but then they launched the game without those final touches needed to make it actually playable. After wrestling with connection issues for about half an hour, I made my character and got flung into the game. There’s no tutorial so you just have to figure everything out for yourself.

After learning the controls, I began to look around for something to do and there just…isn’t. There are next to no npcs in the towns and the ones there are are camouflaged by the fact that they look exactly alike to player characters. The ones that I did manage to find didn’t do shit except spout off their one line of pointless dialogue. Not only does this make the towns feel eerily empty, but I couldn’t find any quest givers to give me something to do. Eventually after about two hours I stumbled into a dungeon of some description and actually found some monsters to fight. The combat was boring and the game failed so completely to get me invested that I just kind of quit after I got killed the first time.

I’d say the main problem with LoE is that it absolutely fails at the immersion aspect which is so important to any RPG. Having to deal with the game’s lack of user friendliness, the absence of NPCs, and that truly awful music all prevents me from being able to give enough of a shit to actually bother with the boring combat system. It’s really kind of disappointing because the game offers glimpses at something really great; The settings are pretty excellent and the core mechanics are functional. I found myself really wanting to get into the idea of being some pony warrior fighting monsters, but the game’s problems were just too much of an obstacle for me to get over. Nice start, but this thing needs some serious work done on it.

Jan 24, 2014 at 12:55PM EST
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@Legends Of Equestria

It’s pretty neat, but not a lot to do. I just wasted a couple of hours exploring the town. Found some quests, but they are impossible to complete. Either that, or I’m just an idiot.

It’s free, so I can’t complain. It’s kinda fun.

Jan 24, 2014 at 04:18PM EST
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Leland Zevo said:

Can’t remember the last episode of it that I watched.

Oh, you were able to get off the anime ride. I envy you. The last episode I watched had Ash jumping off the Eiffel Tower because he’s an idiot who didn’t realize what gravity does when you jump from a tall structure.

Blue Screen said:

Legends Of Equestria, a pony MMO that’s only seconds away from being Hasbro’d has now gone live

If its gone live, then they should be safe, so long as they pump out the source code, that is. That’s the reason Fighting is Magic really got canned. Mane6 didn’t release the source code intermittently every few months and so couldn’t once the C&D came in.

The Cutie Master :3 said:

The game is built off of the unity engine and does not go fullscreen, so you have to deal with a windowed mode.

That’s one of the very few video game mechanics that can rustle my jim jams.

As for the game itself, I’ve never been a fan of RPGs. Bought Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on a whim during a Steam Sale, played it for an hour and a half, and haven’t touched it since.

Jan 24, 2014 at 06:23PM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

So…anybody know anything about this thing yet?

Legends Of Equestria, a pony MMO that’s only seconds away from being Hasbro’d has now gone live and quickly people are telling me to hurry up and play it because my friends are the kind of people who have the attention span of a butterfly when it comes to playing a game and sticking with it.

My inside informant has already started playing the game and has released these screenshots:







I may or may not start playing this. It’s a free to play WoW clone and I have been told that the in-game music sounds like “unicorn farts”. But I really want to focus on my current games right now.

This makes me miss being unemployed. Back then I actually had time for these kind of things



Jan 24, 2014 at 06:30PM EST
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@Fifths on Legends of Equestria




That’s all this weekend is, a time for interested parties to test the waters to see if they’re interested, and a time for the developers to determine if the servers can handle the load (they can’t, there’s only six of them right now). Expect to see more features later on when they decide what they can and can’t include in the game.


@Unity Player

Unity sucks.



Who’s excited for pony tomorrow!?

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Jan 24, 2014 at 07:24PM EST
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I’ll just quickly address the Vinyl point before the rush tomorrow.

Honestly, sometimes being cute is outright REASON for hate with me, though as far as Ponies go, that mostly puts me off Fluttershy more than Vinyl.
As far was why, the gears in my head really aren’t turning tonight but mostly I’m not really fond of any of her traits/details, while she gets on my nerves and is overexposed…
Or not, I can’t articulate my reasons at all tonight, if you want more details, I’ll see if I can do it better tomorrow.

Jan 24, 2014 at 07:33PM EST
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@xTSGx: To be fair, you do have flying types that can carry people, though to why Ash would jump off of said tower is beyond me, and knowing Ash, he probably didn’t have any flying types on him.

Also, my body is Reggie for pony tomorrow, especially since John de Lancie gets to sing.

Jan 24, 2014 at 08:25PM EST
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@Crash

We are two very, very, very, very, veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery different people.

I’m sure you have your reasons. But I don’t think I will be able to understand them however you put it.


@Fifths

Thanks for explaining why I don’t bangwagon-jump into these new games right when they release. Now to tell my friends that.

This game sounds like it is still in alpha state and isn’t ready for prime-time. There’s no work being done on the games usability right now. I won’t play it until it is done.

Still, great effort for a small group of developers who worked for free and don’t get a single payoff. I hope they use the release to really formulate and refine their product

Jan 24, 2014 at 09:37PM EST
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Guise, I think pony has ruined me. I say Rarity is best pony, but I’ve had so many apple products lately it’s not even funny. In the past week alone I’ve had Apple Pie, Applesauce, Apple Juice, Hot Apple Cider (non-alcoholic), and a Granny Smith. That’s just this week. All I drink now alcohol-wise is cider, and I get it every chance I get. In other news:

I have discovered JackApple cider. I can die a happy brony now…or maybe I’ll wait until Hasbro grants someone the rights to an official pony cider.

(This is now a cider thread)

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Jan 25, 2014 at 01:41AM EST
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Yeah, if Hasbro does that, I can imagine it’d be non-alcoholic.

I’ll have to look for that Jack Daniels stuff, though honestly, I’m not really big on apple drinks such as apple juice and such.

Jan 25, 2014 at 02:00AM EST
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@The Cute Master


Jumping back just a bit to cover a quick misconception I saw:
It’s pretty unlikely that Equestria Girls was the reason for a short Season 3.
In fact, the ordering was most likely exactly reversed.
Season three was scheduled to be 13 episodes first and the EQG thing was added on afterward.

This was discussed for a little bit back before and during the season, but I’ll recap for anyone who wasn’t there or may not remember.
The crux of it comes down to syndication, which is basically the way a lot of shows make their real money.
After their first airing, a production studio can essentially ‘sell’ the show to other networks and channels to make extra money.
This usually happens with smaller/local channels that don’t have the cash to create their own but still want to attract viewers.
That’s how syndication works and it can be very profitable as a show can just continue to be sold for as long as channels are willing to buy it.
(As an example, I’ve heard that Seinfeld has made its creators far more money through its decades of syndication than it ever made during its original run.)

Anyway, the TV industry essentially has a few ‘rules’ in regards to syndication and one of them is an agreement that syndicated children’s shows should have at least… wait for it… 65 episodes!
(This is based off of one episode per weekday for 13 weeks, i.e. three months. It allows the purchaser to keep a standard schedule with a maximum of four repeats in a single year.)
Obviously, having more episodes only makes a show more attractive a purchase, but 65 is the general agreed-upon minimum.
The way season three just happened to end on the show’s 65th episode, and contained an event that could have easily functioned as a series-ender, combined with the knowledge of how children’s shows are marketed to other channels (And yes, MLP has already been syndicated) makes me very confident in believing that the show was originally signed on for 65 episodes in this ‘two-and-a-half season’ structure all the way back in 2010.
Remember, the Hub was a brand new production company and they had no idea it was going to catch on like it did so it would make sense for them to just go with the bare minimum to start.

Equestria Girls grew out of Hasbro wanting to grab at another market and the realization that MLP was actually becoming much more successful than they really expected.
Bad decision or not, I find it highly unlikely that it had anything to do with the truncated season that we got.
It deserves plenty of criticism on its own, but it was not the cause of this specific issue so it shouldn’t be blamed for it.
The authorizations for seasons four and five are the real measures of the success of the TV show as they are the elements that are truly above and beyond.


@EQG2
I’m actually pretty curious about this…
The first one was pretty ‘meh’ for me.
Seeing the characters in a new setting was reasonably fun and a lot of the personalities and jokes had good feel to them, but the story was pretty weak and Brad Flash was completely uninteresting.
I did have to admit though, that it felt like there was potential in the concept, it was just not well executed.
If we believe that the first one was a bit of a cash grab and may not have gotten the attention it needed to actually be good, perhaps going back a second time will help.
Some of the issues could be ironed out and improved upon to the point that it may turn out much better this time around.
Of course it could always be terrible, but I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt for now.
(Vinyl’s car sounds frickin’ hilarious! I almost consider it all worth it just to see that thing!)

I would absolutely prefer if they decided to give us an actual MLP movie, though.

You know, with the ‘P.’

‘P’ for ‘Pony.’



I WANT A PONY MOVIE!


@The Return of Derpy
I love our little mute buddy, but this really made me laugh with just how perfectly it works:


@LoE
Did everyone else miss their first open alpha/beta thing a few months back?
I could have sworn I posted about it back then because I gave it a try…

Anyway, it’s cool to see that these guys are still going, but it sounds like a lot of the same problems are still lingering for now.
Primarily the lack of anything to really do.
The first demo had only Ponyville, only one or two buildings you could enter, no combat, and… that’s about it.
You could design a character, walk around, chat with other people..
It was mostly just a virtual meeting place at that stage.
I like that they are continuing to expand on their game, but if they are going to be letting people in to test it, even if it is only intended as a server load-test, they need to start implementing more actual play systems.
If you bore people early on with the demos you put out, they are going to be much less likely to bother going back later for the full thing.

Wish them luck as this is a very ambitious project, but the still have a lot of work ahead of them.

By the way, the creator of Ask Backy found out that he could create his girl… and that he could run multiple instances of LoE at once…
Chaos ensued…


New episode in just a couple hours!
I’ve only seen a couple screenshot from the clips released so far, but I have one question:

Oh Fluttershy…
I think Discord may be rubbing off on you.

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Jan 25, 2014 at 07:30AM EST
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Damn, not bad at all there Mr. de Lancie, not bad at all.

Jan 25, 2014 at 10:51AM EST
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Jimmy "Sniper" Lethal wrote:

HIDE YO WAIFUS

Good thing Shy was out of town, otherwise there’d be some waifu stealing going on.

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Jan 25, 2014 at 11:09AM EST
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Well, since my bosses are nazi’s and thinks a 21 year old man should work 24/7 and decided to make me work until 5 in the morning, I woke up EXACTLY at 10 AM as soon as this episode ended. NOW I’m going to have to leave for work again in 10 minutes and I won’t be able to watch the episode until umm I don’t know, Midnight or later.

So all of you have fun discussing this new episode with Discord, I’m going to have to wait for the episode I was waiting for all week for another 14 (possibly more) hours. Tonight’s going to be fun, my bosses always show quite a bit of animosity towards me and now I’ll return the look. Have fun with your pone guys, I have vengeance to plan.

Jan 25, 2014 at 11:13AM EST
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At least he didn’t talk. At least he was only on screen for seventeen seconds (yes, I counted).

About the episode, it was surprisingly boring. Even though Discord and Cadance were in it, it felt like nothing was happening most of the time. It just dragged on and on and on until finally some action in the last five minutes and then it’s over. The song wasn’t bad, if only the episode wasn’t so dull.

Jan 25, 2014 at 02:29PM EST
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@BSOD: I do indeed have my reasons… Just can’t really remember them.
Might look up what I said before about it, since I don’t want to look like some asshole who hates her for no reason.

FLASH! AHHHH-hhhh!

Jan 25, 2014 at 02:58PM EST
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Disturbed B wrote:

At least he didn’t talk. At least he was only on screen for seventeen seconds (yes, I counted).

About the episode, it was surprisingly boring. Even though Discord and Cadance were in it, it felt like nothing was happening most of the time. It just dragged on and on and on until finally some action in the last five minutes and then it’s over. The song wasn’t bad, if only the episode wasn’t so dull.

I actually thoroughly enjoyed the episode.

One of my favorites.

  • It showed a little more about Cadance’s personality and gave just a peek into her life as a princess and ruler of an Empire. Life can be a little dull and predictable, and despite her pink, regalia-adorned body, she enjoyed a little excitement with her friends. It added a little complexity to her character without having to commit an entire episode to it.
  • I don’t always love Discord in episodes (although I rarely dislike him), but he was amazing in this episode. I could figure out his motives, he was a ton of fun, the music for the song was OK (just a matter of taste), but the wordplay was witty, fast-paced, and was perfect for the music and situation. And all of the scenes of random fun things with pop culture references…so much fun for me.
  • I’m cool with the overarching theme revealing itself through those “keys” while still incorporating lessons of friendship, but I like the show for the cuteness and the humor (and more recently, the randomness). There was a ton of the random (of course) and the funny, quick-hitters in the episode, so I was happy with that.
  • These:

I’m OK with dull episodes as long as they’re cute and funny. I don’t usually get a lot from adventure-heavy episodes.

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Jan 25, 2014 at 05:03PM EST

@Episode
I thought it was okay. I’ve never really enjoyed the Discord episodes as I don’t really like his character. Same with Q. Since I knew he was a dick, I knew the whole plot of the episode, which, coupled with my dislike of him, made the episode less enjoyable.

Still, we got to see some more of Cadance, and for once, alicorns actually did something. Granted, it was using phasers, but at least it was something. I also liked how they tossed in some continuity with the Breezies being mentioned. Something as quick and simple as that can go a long way. They need to do it more often.

6.0/10. And, of course…


>2014
>believing her lies

Even the dead cannot know peace from this shiggy diggy doo.

Jan 25, 2014 at 05:59PM EST
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Erin the Furry wrote:


Will the discoin become the new alternative to bitcoin/dogecoin?

Maybe not, but he sure has a knack for goofy gold things, hasn’t he?

Jan 25, 2014 at 06:40PM EST
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@Episode
Just finished watching it about 30 seconds ago. It looks like there are mixed feelings about it so far around here, but I for one enjoyed it a lot! It was the first episode in a long while that actually made me laugh! Maybe it’s because I don’t really take cartoons all that seriously, so when an episode like this one comes along that’s just ridiculous, I find a bit more enjoyment in it. I mean, the overall storyline is important too I guess, as is character development and all that junk, but I look for pure entertainment value first and foremost. And as a Trekkie, I’m a huge fan of Q and by extension Discord… The Q episodes were always my favourite ones. Actually, with a few of the characters swapped out, this plotline could almost be used for a Star Trek episode. Hm.

True, nothing spectacular happened, but they managed to present all that “nothing” in an awesome way! I think so anyway.

Oh, and dat song. Easily the highlight in my opinion. So much crammed into those few minutes. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Aladdin… Never thought I’d hear John DeLancie sing.

^The exact moment that I lost it
Or maybe it was at “Add a slice of homemade rye with stacks of swiss piled way up high.” I like that line.

Jan 25, 2014 at 08:29PM EST
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@Crash

Maybe not, but he sure has a knack for goofy gold things, hasn’t he?

Don’t forget his awesome friendship medallion too


@Flash sentry shitstorms

Hahahahaha!

Some random background guard shows up with Flash’s color set and everyone goes absolutely mental. Meghan confirms that it isn’t Flash and /mlp/ just calls her a liar.

Aaahahhahahahahaha…oooh fandom you amuse me so.

That waifu thief practically haunts /mlp/ at this stage…and it is hilarious


@episode

Seconding Verbs. I like that this episode gave us a chance to explore characters a bit more. Plus lots of lovable moments such as Discords insufferable bastardiness and Pinkie Pie confirming her ADHD.

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Jan 25, 2014 at 11:11PM EST
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I adored the episode, but I really don’t have very much to say about it. I knew the whole time that Discord was lying and so it was annoying me but I have too much fun watching to even care all that much in the end. That barrage of references is something I expect from a Discord episode and damn was I not disappointed. The humor was really quick and punchy, and I actually found it really funny that Discord was unhappy when he didn’t end up ruining Cadence’s visit.

Jan 25, 2014 at 11:54PM EST
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The episode was good, even though Discord’s not my favorite bad guy, though technically he’s not a bad guy anymore, I still enjoy when he shows up cause you know that there’ll be some wacky shinagins going on, and as usual, he did not disappoint, especally when he pulled out the song.

Shame that the episode is overshadowed by drama surrounding a NON-SPEAKING, NON LONG CAMEO for fucks sake. Anybody who bitches, I’ll post this, already posted it twice in the gallery, will post it here.

I mean honestly, no bloody reason to get your jimmies all rustled over a cameo that

A: Wasn’t but a few seconds long and
B: Didn’t have the character speak or interact with any other characters.

Jan 26, 2014 at 12:34AM EST
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Crash

Maybe not, but he sure has a knack for goofy gold things, hasn’t he?

Don’t forget his awesome friendship medallion too


@Flash sentry shitstorms

Hahahahaha!

Some random background guard shows up with Flash’s color set and everyone goes absolutely mental. Meghan confirms that it isn’t Flash and /mlp/ just calls her a liar.

Aaahahhahahahahaha…oooh fandom you amuse me so.

That waifu thief practically haunts /mlp/ at this stage…and it is hilarious


@episode

Seconding Verbs. I like that this episode gave us a chance to explore characters a bit more. Plus lots of lovable moments such as Discords insufferable bastardiness and Pinkie Pie confirming her ADHD.

Hey man, that’s not ADHD, just plain old ADD. Something I’ve been dealing with my whole life so I would know the deal here bro tips fedora, I can’t believe I own a fedora now.

Anyways, after finally being able to see the episode all I can say is…..I liked it. Was a much more slower episode where there’s a lot of uneventful shit going on but honestly after looking at all the episodes so far…..Kind of a breath of fresh air after all the other episodes have been all “OMG GO THERE GO HERE! HOLY SHIT THAT’S HAPPENING! OH MY FUCKING TITTY SHITTING GOD IT’S FUCKING HAPPENING!” an episode where they slow things down a little bit is kind of a great way to let things process here.

My only problem with this however is that the ENTIRE first half (was watching on Youtube because of reasons I explained, this went on for 11 minutes) of the episode is Discord telling everyone he’s sick and spending the next 11 minutes just getting to what we already knew he was going to do when Twilight was talking about spending time with Cadence: Bug the shit out of Twilight. I have a feeling that sequence could’ve been cut just a bit, just a bit. But of course Discord was great like always and it was nice to see Cadence be something more than just Princess Candyass the pony with the cotton candy mane “Oh how great I am” princess.

Loved Discord’s song the most, mainly because Patter songs are definitely some of my favorite and “Glass of Water” certainly ‘quenched my thirst’ for a patter song………..I’ll be going now…….

Okay I’m not leaving yet as I have to say is there anything that doesn’t make Twilight look cute? Even dressing as nerdy ol’ Harry Potter makes her look adorable, I mean look at those over sized glasses and how annoyed she looks…..or do I just have a weird perception on what cute is? Anyways what really made me laugh my ass off was this.

Just…..perfect. I’m surprised people haven’t jumped to conclusions thinking Meghan did this scene to be like “Fine, you don’t want Twilight to be an alicorn? Well now she’s a pegasus, be happy now!” Seems like something someone would do now a days. Anyways all in all I loved this episode. Mainly due to the fact that it was just straight up comedy compared to all the shit they’ve done this season so far….not saying they should stop that I’m just saying that we need to take a breath every once in a w-Oh look a balloon.

Jan 26, 2014 at 04:27AM EST
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Leland Zevo said:

I mean honestly, no bloody reason to get your jimmies all rustled over a cameo that

A: Wasn’t but a few seconds long and
B: Didn’t have the character speak or interact with any other characters.

I think half of the jimmies don’t come from Flash himself, but from the fact that the Executive Producer and Head Writer made an absolute definitive statement that he would not appear in season four… and then he appears. Even when you concede it was the animators that did it, that doesn’t really soothe the jimmies as it means that there’s a distinct lack of communications between the writers and the animators.

When you make an absolute statement like that, you need to back it up. Had she said “Flash won’t have a major role in S4” or “To the best of my knowledge, Flash won’t be in S4” then this shitstorm would be relegated to the shipping concerns and those who pretend EqG didn’t happen.

Then there’s the animators. If there’s one thing that there’s almost universal acceptance of, it’s that Flash is a terrible character. He’s bland, wooden, and as stereotypical as a “good guy” jock character can be. His involvement and purpose in the plot to the movie was nonexistent and was only there to ship with Twilight--something that many find to be OOC given her distinct lack of romantic interest at every other opportunity. So, given how negative his reception was, why would they reference him? That’s where another section of the shitstorm gets its moist air from.

@Flash Sentry Shitstorm

The most amusing part I’ve seen has been the damage control.

>McCarthy throwing Thiessen under a bus
>Thiessen responding to said bus throwing by passive aggressively responding to angry and butthurt tweets
Then there’s the fans:
>It wasn’t Flash, it was just an identical looking guard!
>Because he didn’t talk, he doesn’t qualify as a “character”
>Hasbro mandated him, there was nothing McCarthy could do.
>The animators just randomly selected a guard design and threw it in

At the very least, I think this shitstorm has definitively shown them that the fandom at least doesn’t want to see Flash ever again and that giving him a larger role (uh, romance) would be a bad idea. Hopefully, this will help persuade them from tossing him into S5 (which, if I’m not mistaken, is currently being written). I shudder to think what the target demo thought of him, though.

Honestly, I think I’ll hop off the EqG ride before this thing appears. The idea of a cliche “battle of the bands” is almost worse then the “prom plot” from the first movie. That, plus the horrible pop music I’d no doubt have to sit through, makes it a no go. I already suffer enough with Pokemon. I don’t need another useless movie series sucking out what life I have left.

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