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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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Okay goes, if any of you ever heard of that new pony sim on kickstarter called ‘Dark Skyes’?

Thread of it on /mlp/

It’s actually a scam. If any of you backed it, I really urged you to withdraw, other wised you will be jew’d out of it.
The people on the team are deleting their facebooks and other signs of evidence as much as possible.
The guy that made it is obviously damage controlling and save face.
)

They also used random images from google for their backgrounds:

Which is against kickstarter’s ToS.

So far 2.4k of backings have been withdrawn of the project. I really urge you fellows to do the same.

I rarely post in here or on KYM all that much as I used to, I just want to warn my fellow ponyfans that there is a massive shill going about.

Last edited Mar 11, 2014 at 06:17PM EDT

@Thread title
I’m with Crimson on this one. I’m not opposed to the idea of the multiple titles, but think of the future here guys… what does this thread get left as when we jump to the new thread? Would we just vote for the most popular of all the ones it had then instead of now? What about the next thread, would it switch back to the old system or would we just keep the new one forever? THERE ARE TOO MANY QUESTIONS AND NOT ENOUGH ANSWERS!

Eh, whatever. I’ll vote for those two titles I liked on the poll that Extisgex set up just so I don’t get left out if that’s the way we decide to do it. I’m reluctant to give this guy power, though…


@Master Parrot
Well, I guess she always was my favourite CMC, but only because of a combination of the entertaining fanon and… well, your like of her. Now that I’ve noticed how much I look forward to her appearances and how aware of her fanon status the show staff seem to be, she’s become a sort of magical Derpy/Rainbow Dash hybrid. I like Dash because I look forward to seeing her in every episode and I like Derpy because she creates a link between staff and fans. Put those two together and you have a Scoots. Simple math.

(Her math might be off though, because Derpy is still best pony).


@Blue Screen
Oh come on, Blue. You live in New Zealand, it’s practically law to love small, cute, flightless things anyway.


@Lunar Protégé

If Bat Ponies are Luna’s personal servants, is there a Light based counterpart for Celestia? I’m kind of assuming that Pegasi exist on the middle between those two extremes, since the alternative is to assume that the big three pony kinds all have a Luna affiliated counterpart…

…So I figure there’s a Hypothetical “Light Pony” or something out there. Maybe, either that or something like an angel or something.

Or… maybe there’s just bat ponies. I mean, I don’t mean to stifle the creative process of the fandom, but this isn’t Newton’s third law here. There doesn’t need to be an equal and opposite pony to every non-standard pony type. My theory is just that Luna found out these ponies exist and was all like:

Luna: TIA TIA TIA!
Celestia: Yes sister, what is it?
Luna: WE HAVE JUST LEARNED OF THE EXISTANCE OF BAT PONIES! WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THE RECRUITMENT OF THESE PONIES AS THE ROYAL CART-PULLERS FOR US AS WE WATCH OVER THE NIGHT!
Celestia: …Have you been in the coffee again?
Luna: INDEED WE HAVE!
Celestia: Ugh… fine. Just be sure that you don’t spend too much time out sight-seeing. You still need to re-adjust to modern times.
Luna: THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR THAT AFTER NIGHTMARE NIGHT! FOR NOW, WE RIDE!

Last edited Mar 11, 2014 at 09:12PM EDT

I don’t know about you guys, but Sweetie Bell is now and always will be my favorite CMC. Not only is she sister to best pony, but their relationship strikes a painfully accurate resemblance to that of me and my siblings. Me being a middle child, I’ve had a taste of what it’s like to be on both sides of that tango. With or without voice squeak (RIP) she will always be diabeetus inducingly adorable

Come at me, Scootafags

chowzburgerz wrote:

We all know MLP: FiM is going to end eventually, but how would the show do a final battle? Who would the Mane 6 have to fight to save Equestria? What song should be used in the climax?

The mane 6, Spike, Discord, and the princesses combine to form MECHA-PONE 3000, going on to sacrifice themselves in an epic battle against the great Lords of Ads and Merchandise (LAM) – a mysterious cult that has been pulling the strings behind the scenes since the beginning of the known universe. With a mighty explosion of love and tolerance, MECHA-PONE 3000 tears a gash in the fabric of reality which releases a burst of negative shipping energy that tears the LAM leadership apart down to their sub-atomic particles. But, alas, the MECHA-PONE 3000 and all those who made it up become encased in a shipularity – a pulsating black hole of pure ship – which takes its place beside the Equestrian moon, a bright, new star of hope and a beacon to a better future for ponies everywhere.

@Scootaloo/Sweetie Belle
“Fine! Ah know when ah’m not wanted!”

“No, Apple Bloom! They like you, too!”

“Yeah, don’t go!”

AHHHHHH! NOT AGAIN!”

@Stunt
Yep, that math checks out!

@Crimson

“You sayin’ that my little sister isn’t the best?”

“Why don’t you come over here and say that to my face?”

Now, now, Dash.
She’s entitled to her opinion.
We true believers still think Scoots is awesome.

<div class=spoiler title=“Anyway, Sweetie has been getting weird since she hit puberty…”>

Oh, Sweetie…
Just…


@Scam
Wow…
It’s one thing to be caught in a stupidly organized fraud attempt, it’s another thing to actually double-down on it after being caught.
That video was… pathetic.
As in, I actually was feeling legitimately sorry for this guy after a while.
It’s like a comedian going up on stage, completely bombing, and then lashing out against the crowd.
You hate him for being so arrogant and awful, but there’s this twinge of pity running throughout from watching this guy trying to desperately salvage his sinking ship.

…except that this ‘comedian’ tried to cheat people out of thousands of dollars so screw him.
He deserves every bit of crap slung at him and probably more.
I find it morbidly hilarious how he goes through that whole speech and his biggest regret seems to be not getting to ‘tell his joke’ and having some of his accounts hacked while still completely ignoring the blatant illegality of it all.


Now, if you want to show off a pony game, this is how you do it right!

I’ve never actually played a Rayman game, but this looks awesome, both in gameplay and artistically!
Majorly looking forward to this!

Last edited Mar 12, 2014 at 03:32AM EDT

@Latest video from the Dating Sim head.

I couldn’t stand watching 2 minutes of that video. I just cringed too hard at it…

…brb, posting on the Cringeworthy thread…

…okay back. It’s almost depressing to see the guy like this, desperate pandering (Guess what! You can fuck the horses now!), desperately backpedalling, desperately trying to salvage whatever reputation he has left and acting like the fandoms best friend. try to convince just a few more people to support his case

It’s awkward. Everything he says is just words. Not once has he shown any shred of evidence that the claims on kickstarter have any proof or any evidence he will make some proof

And it’s sadder knowing he’s doing this on the bow of a sinking ship. He’s been fully exposed across the net and on kickstarter itself, the fakery has been revealed, he’s been doxxed, his team is fleeing and covering their tracks, his backers are pulling out. Everything he does gets ultra-analysed by the internet and more dirt gets uncovered as a result

The more he speaks the cringier it gets

Now the guy says he wants to just make a game for us all. You know what? That’s fine. He can go ahead and make his brony dating sim to his hearts content. If he manages to pull it off, I’ll throw him a donation just for keeping his word

But he’s just going to have to do it without his enormous kickstarter fund. Even if he is deciding to forgo the scam and just honestly build the damn game, he’s already broken everyone’s trust and destroyed his PR.

No matter how honest he may be now (and likely isn’t), this will not undo the damage caused by the blatant lies that were generated to buzz the project and when thousands of dollars are involved, any lies about any project are scarcely forgivable

Now he will need to face the consequences of his actions and build the game without support….if he ever had the motive at all…but assuming he does have the motive is taking his video at face value and you know how much that means at this point


I will say this though:

Thank you MIllion Dollar Extreme…for giving us an interesting discussion topic

Last edited Mar 12, 2014 at 04:43AM EDT

Stunthead said:

…Extisgex is trying to push it really hard.

I do that every election. I’ve gotta blow three hundred million bits some way.

Quite frankly, this guy scares me when it comes to voting… I’d rather not give him an inch, because he’ll take a mile.

Oh, come on, now. It’s just an innocent non-binding straw poll. It’s not like I’m trying to take over and usurp Blue Screen’s authority due to his inaction. That would be… preposterous.

Also, those aren’t the only Thread Title candidates

.Blue Screen said:

Hah, so /mlp/ was right.

/mlp/‘s always right… except when they’re not.

@Brony dating game
It’s so nice to have another shitstorm. The damage control and white knighting in the /mlp/ threads toward the fraudulent dickhead who created this is amazing. First it was “he’s just gonna make a parody game and you faggots ruined it.” then it was “why are supporting the autistic bronies? you could have reaped brony tears!” then it was “He’s actually a really cool troll. Just look at his TED talk! You faggots ruined one of the best comedic trollings this year!”

It’s not often /pol/‘s right, but it’s safe to say that the SIDF (Sam Internet Defense Force) was out in full force.

Lunar Protege said:

If Bat Ponies are Luna’s personal servants, is there a Light based counterpart for Celestia? I’m kind of assuming that Pegasi exist on the middle between those two extremes, since the alternative is to assume that the big three pony kinds all have a Luna affiliated counterpart…

Common fanon has the standard Royal Guard as being Celestia’s. The unicorn guards, however, don’t really have an affiliation fanon-wise. The pegasi and earth ponies are Celestia’s, while the bat ponies are Luna’s. I’ve never seen any Earth pony Night Guard in fanon.

There are four types of canon guards: Pegasi (usually seen in fanon as the “light infantry”), Earth Pony (the “heavy infantry”), unicorn (specialist/special forces), and bat pony (special forces). Adding a fifth “species” would be very difficult, as you’d have to reasonably explain why they haven’t been in the show and not make them seem too OC/Mary Sueish.

Stunthead said:

I’ll vote for those two titles I liked on the poll that Extisgex set up just so I don’t get left out if that’s the way we decide to do it.

Good, good.

I’m reluctant to give this guy power, though…

I assure you, your faith is well placed.

chowzburger said:

Who would the Mane 6 have to fight to save Equestria? What song should be used in the climax?

Isn’t it obvious?

)

@Thread Title Election
I’m a supporter of the multiple titles option.


If you haven’t already, be sure to take part in my usurpation of the Thread Title Election completely non-binding straw poll.

2014 Pony Thread Title Straw Poll
Sponsored by: Ponies for Prosperity SuperPAC, a non-profit organization.

Last edited Mar 12, 2014 at 07:06AM EDT

@Best CMC: Isn’t it obvious who best CMC is? Just look at this face…

Oops! Sorry, wrong face. Here we go!

Who can get cuter/more best pony than that???

Yes! MOAR Cowbelle!

Perfect!!!


@Raycord: Oh wow! That looks amazing! I’ve only played 2 of the console Rayman titles, but I’ve played the last two Rayman titles that came to android. Those were really fun, and this Raycord thing looks a lot like the art style from them! I really hope this game is as good as it looks when it comes out!!!

Last edited Mar 12, 2014 at 07:44AM EDT

xTSGx Wrote:

Adding a fifth “species” would be very difficult, as you’d have to reasonably explain why they haven’t been in the show and not make them seem too OC/Mary Sueish.

Is it strange that while trying to consider the possibility more seriously than before, my first instinct was that what I was imaging would probably have been killed off thousands of years ago?

In theory… Some proposed features such as “floating wings”, would have serious structural issues that would make them easier to break than any other kind of pony’s, which is even worse in combat situations since some other flying species use their wings as weapons.

Also, if any part of them even remotely gives off light, then they’d make horribly obvious targets and sneaking would be nearly impossible.

… And the worse part? They’d probably already have been on the edge of death if they were caught out during the first coming of Nightmare Moon, assuming they get power from the sun.

So I imagine the only way they would have survived to modern Equestria… Is via a freaking miracle. Including but not limited to being frozen for a thousand years, time travel, resurrection of their remains, or just plain segregating themselves in a place no hostile creature can go. Any of which I assume would bring its own problems, such as being stuck speaking the equivalent of Latin with no idea what those around them are saying.

… That said, I can imagine them having positive traits other pony kinds might not have, but at best the only things that make sense sound like some kind of “Glass Canon” in my head.

For comparison… My head canon for Bat Ponies is that while they are quick to adapt to hostile environments, it comes at the cost of “normal” reproduction being the leading cause of congenital birth defects.

So… Not sure anything in my head canon for pony races, even hypothetical ones, can technically be called “Mary Sues”. Just that sometimes the genetic lottery coughs up what you want at a steep price.

(I’m too tired to discuss fully or coherently, this is the second time in a row I’ve addressed the topic while so sleep deprived I have a headache, over two nights. I’ll see if I figure anything else out by the time I wake up.)

Oh no guise! Remember that future Twilight and GPT welovefine teaser? Yeah, they’re releasing it today I guess.

>INB4 Solar Empire Twilight and New Lunar Republic Trixie!
I’d buy both in 10 seconds flat if that were the case. lol.

Last edited Mar 12, 2014 at 01:30PM EDT

Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Latest video from the Dating Sim head.

I couldn’t stand watching 2 minutes of that video. I just cringed too hard at it…

…brb, posting on the Cringeworthy thread…

…okay back. It’s almost depressing to see the guy like this, desperate pandering (Guess what! You can fuck the horses now!), desperately backpedalling, desperately trying to salvage whatever reputation he has left and acting like the fandoms best friend. try to convince just a few more people to support his case

It’s awkward. Everything he says is just words. Not once has he shown any shred of evidence that the claims on kickstarter have any proof or any evidence he will make some proof

And it’s sadder knowing he’s doing this on the bow of a sinking ship. He’s been fully exposed across the net and on kickstarter itself, the fakery has been revealed, he’s been doxxed, his team is fleeing and covering their tracks, his backers are pulling out. Everything he does gets ultra-analysed by the internet and more dirt gets uncovered as a result

The more he speaks the cringier it gets

Now the guy says he wants to just make a game for us all. You know what? That’s fine. He can go ahead and make his brony dating sim to his hearts content. If he manages to pull it off, I’ll throw him a donation just for keeping his word

But he’s just going to have to do it without his enormous kickstarter fund. Even if he is deciding to forgo the scam and just honestly build the damn game, he’s already broken everyone’s trust and destroyed his PR.

No matter how honest he may be now (and likely isn’t), this will not undo the damage caused by the blatant lies that were generated to buzz the project and when thousands of dollars are involved, any lies about any project are scarcely forgivable

Now he will need to face the consequences of his actions and build the game without support….if he ever had the motive at all…but assuming he does have the motive is taking his video at face value and you know how much that means at this point


I will say this though:

Thank you MIllion Dollar Extreme…for giving us an interesting discussion topic

Wait a minute, he said we can fuck the horses now?! OMG SIGN ME U-Oh wait a minute I see what he’s doing very clever but it takes a lot more than that to trick Kewln00b……but I want to fuck the horses! Donate donate donate

Stunt was like:

Luna: TIA TIA TIA!
Celestia: Yes sister, what is it?
Luna: WE HAVE JUST LEARNED OF THE EXISTENCE OF BAT PONIES! WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THE RECRUITMENT OF THESE PONIES AS THE ROYAL CART-PULLERS FOR US AS WE WATCH OVER THE NIGHT!
Celestia: …Have you been in the coffee again?
Luna: INDEED WE HAVE!
Celestia: Ugh… fine. Just be sure that you don’t spend too much time out sight-seeing. You still need to re-adjust to modern times.
Luna: THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR THAT AFTER NIGHTMARE NIGHT! FOR NOW, WE RIDE!

Ace comes out from hiding
Ace: I-is she gone?
Celestia: Yes. Why?
Ace: She… did things… with my mic…


@Dating Sim Guy: Oh, wow. That’s… I’m sorry, that’s pathetic. If you aren’t going to keep your word on something, don’t fucking do it. I bet his favorite pone is Rainbow Dash, just for the irony.

Kewln00b The Manchild wrote:

Jimmy hollered

I bet his favorite pone is Rainbow Dash, just for the irony.


And what’s THAT supposed to mean?

it’s both dishonest, and disloyal to bronies as a whole.

I bet his favorite pone is Rainbow Dash, just for the irony.

You mean because he’s being disloyal to his doners, and Dash is the element of loyalty – which is why it would be ironic (meaning that you are actually using “irony” in the manner that the pendants want you to).

Or am I mistaken?

Platus wrote:

I bet his favorite pone is Rainbow Dash, just for the irony.

You mean because he’s being disloyal to his doners, and Dash is the element of loyalty – which is why it would be ironic (meaning that you are actually using “irony” in the manner that the pendants want you to).

Or am I mistaken?

No no no he’s obviously trying to diss mai waifu. We kill the Jimmy.

NOTSURE…IF…WANT……….

It’s pretty cool, but $25 for a statue…I think there is still going to be a Trixie one unveiled tomorrow if I understand correctly. Still, this is pretty badass, but I’m not sure if it’s MY kind of badass.

Last edited Mar 13, 2014 at 03:01AM EDT

@Future Twi
I like it!
Very different style to any merch I’ve seen before and pretty complex and cool!

Edit:
Someone de-antho-ed her, too.

End Edit

Here’s hoping the Trixie one is equally awesome!
Something like this?


Here’s a thing I found:
)

Yep.

Pretty sure this is almost entirely tounge-in-cheek and intentionally exaggerated (It is a musical. They do that.), but I’m find myself placing it in a weird middle ground between ‘goofily endearing’ and ‘cringe inducing.’

Last edited Mar 13, 2014 at 04:55AM EDT

@Brony musical:
Well, it was amusing at least. Something about AV Byte’s music is pretty bleh and it all sounds the same to me. I wonder if the guys in the video were actually bronies or just hired people for the video? Their performances were great anyway even if the music was bland. I thought it would have been funnier if at some point while they were singing about friendship and loving and having a common interest a girl walked in and wanted to join and they all scowled at her and went “no girls allowed” or “this is our thing” or something to that effect. I think it really would have driven home the “tongue-in-cheek” vibe that this video was trying so hard to bring home but just didn’t quite make it there yet.

@Brony Musical

Hahaha, that’s pretty funny. Well done.

I love how they gave all their acting a very subtle hint of GAAAAAAY and then the tutu’s came along. Brilliant! Yes, this fandom is a little fruity. But that’s why I love it.

And yea, they’d all be paid actors or something. Not real bronies. I’d say the songwriters did research though.

9/10

Was this Brony Musical made by the same people who made GTA The Musical? If So……….Eh, I wasn’t much of a fan of the GTA musical. I think it’ll be a while until I actually watch that video……

I mean I still haven’t even watched the Equestria Girls 2 trailer. If I don’t even have the time to really watch official pone content I don’t know when it’ll be when I watch the musical made by people that really haven’t impressed me yet. Oh well, in due time after we kill Jimmy.

I know I’m late on the trigger but:

+1 ambiguity.

C’mon dude, don’t be like that, it was a valid question and each answer means the complete opposite of the other.

@Sweetie: I gotta say, I think she looks the cutest of the three myself. And while I despise the whole “Raricow” thing, “Cowbelle” up there doesn’t really bother me.

Wait, Pi day? looks at my phone’s calendar Huh, it really is.

I have a sudden need to ask… If a certain Phenomenon that’s often brushed off as “cartoon logic” is an actual thing.

Mainly… Twilight’s mane spontaneously combusting… But also to some extent Rainbow Dash’s “celestial mane” while pulling off a sonic rainboom.

… Its like… I get the feeling that ponies have like this kind of… “Overdrive” mode, something that under great stress leads to reserves of magical ability to sort of be activated all at once. Or at least they might… But whether or not its an actual thing, it wouldn’t be too different from an adrenaline rush.

…That said, if it is a plausible theory, it also goes to assume that most ponies can’t call on it at will, and that when they do it might seriously drain or hurt them in the process.

Eh… Just thinking.

Lunar Protege wrote:

I have a sudden need to ask… If a certain Phenomenon that’s often brushed off as “cartoon logic” is an actual thing.

Mainly… Twilight’s mane spontaneously combusting… But also to some extent Rainbow Dash’s “celestial mane” while pulling off a sonic rainboom.

… Its like… I get the feeling that ponies have like this kind of… “Overdrive” mode, something that under great stress leads to reserves of magical ability to sort of be activated all at once. Or at least they might… But whether or not its an actual thing, it wouldn’t be too different from an adrenaline rush.

…That said, if it is a plausible theory, it also goes to assume that most ponies can’t call on it at will, and that when they do it might seriously drain or hurt them in the process.

Eh… Just thinking.

Hmm… I wonder where I’ve heard something like that before…


Last edited Mar 14, 2014 at 06:39AM EDT

@markhaox14

…Yes… I am basically saying that “Super Saiyan” ponies are close to being, in a practical sense “canon”.

… However, let’s all remember that realistically its not going to be exactly how Super Saiyan depicts these kinds of things… For one good reason.

Anything that could pull this kind of thing off generally risks winding up exhausted much faster than usual. After all; higher energy output, means higher energy consumption, means quicker burn out. (Which for some reason I never see happen with Super Saiyans, or any sign of higher longevity in their usual state).

…Coincidentally… I imagine any pony that can pull this off on a regular basis probably winds up with a large sugar craving as a result… Much like Pinkie Pie does. Its a calorie question after all, even if we are talking Magic!

Aren’t the Rainbow Powers essentially gonna be this series’ Super Saiyan-esque form? Also, that Secretariat power-up in the comic (issue 4 if I remember correctly) could be a good analog to the Kaio-Ken power-up, since both are differentiated by an intense aura. Fiery Twilight, Rainboom Dash and probably Pinkamena could possibly be like a Kaio-Ken x20 or something similar to that.

I just wonder what this series’ version of “Super Saiyan God” could be…

Kewln00b The Manchild wrote:

Well then your problem is you think today is Saturday when it’s really Friday. New episode comes out tomorrow. Man I hope you didn’t miss anything important due to you mistaking the days.

All he missed was everyone that posted this week got the ability to teleport to Equestria. No biggie.

Jimmy said:


<div class=spoiler title=“CHARGE!”>


She’ll get you eventually!


@Super Saiyan Ponies
Pfft, the ponies don’t need to go Super Saiyan!
They are already more powerful without it!

But if they did, it might look something like:


@Pie day
Ah, Pie/Pi Day…
The one day where math nerds and pastry enthusiasts join together in celebration!

Just remember the reason for the season!

Th-That’s how it works, right?

Skeletor-sm

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