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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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Fifths wrote:

Okay, that’s fine.

So…who’s up for a tail thread?

I think Rainbow Dash’s tail is really cool. It’s colored like a rainbow, which makes sense when you think about it.

I’ve always liked the way Luna’s tail wavers and his little star points in it.

The great and powerful Trixie’s tail is actually rather boring and flat.

(BSoD: This is not something for mod powers to be getting involved with. If someone has a problem with all the butt, they can come in here and ask the thread to move onto another subject. Or they can just come back in a couple days when the butt fever has run its course and we’re back to only posting butt occasionally. Having a mod come in and arbitrarily spoil some suggestive but non-explicit pictures is an extremely unwise policy as I hope this post illustrates.)

Edit: After having been censored, I have come to realize that the new official policy must be that any picture which contains butt, even pictures which only accidentally contain butt, are not allowed. Bit of a problem since ponies are usually naked with them butts hanging out and all…

Clearly there is only one option left to us.

Lyra thread

Stop trying to cause trouble, Fives.

Although I can’t say no to a Lyra thread

Jun 28, 2014 at 03:11PM EDT
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How do I put images in those tags?

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Jun 28, 2014 at 07:06PM EDT
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P-I-Z-Z-A wrote:

How do I put images in those tags?

You use this code (remove the extra spaces):

< div class= “spoiler” title=“[title goes here]”> [Content you want hidden by the spoiler tag.]< /div >

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Jun 28, 2014 at 08:15PM EDT
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Stunthead wrote:

If I mention butts here in the near future, somebody slap me with a newspaper.

Fifths wrote:

Okay, that’s fine.

So…who’s up for a tail thread?

Hello loophole! No papercuts for me!

Alright, first up, Twilight.

Notice how much her tail looks like Maud Pie’s tail?

Speaking of the Pie family, what’s the deal with those loopy things in Pinkie’s tail?

How the heck does she get her hair to curl inwards? Or whatever that is. I don’t really know… I mean, with Rarity you can kinda tell that they’re loops…

…but Pinkie’s tail is as random as her personality is.


Have some Expiration Derp.

Jun 28, 2014 at 10:01PM EDT
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@Verbose

First off, I think that was an incredibly dickish post, I don’t think I did anything whatsoever to deserve it, and I would like it if you apologized. I was trying to make a point that was playful and satirical in nature in hopes it might spark some debate about rules and enforcement on this thread, KYM, and maybe even generally; God knows we need something to talk about on here. You made a page get using all that vaunted verbosity to detail what an ignorant, arrogant, and immoral scumbag I am. I lightly criticized a policy decision that BSoD made; You made personal attacks and threats. Read my post and then reread your own and ask yourself whether you responded appropriately. Now then, onto the meat of the argument.

If there’s something I can’t stand, it’s when people speak confidently about things they don’t know about.
And then it’s nearly infuriating when they try to get smart about it and think they made some grant point on the foundation of an incorrect assumption.
And it’s downright disrespectful for that ignorant person to make a public post trying to shame a person trying to do their job.

Well, let’s start on the point we both agree on: That I am ignorant of the image posting regulations on this site. I don’t know what images are appropriate to post which are not.

My ignorance is really quite spectacular given that I’ve read the NSFW guidelines and I’ve been frequenting this site for years. One would think I should have a really good idea about what’s appropriate to post here and what’s not, and yet I don’t. I don’t think that’s quite all my fault though. You see, usually I’m able to see borderline pornographic shit float on by in this thread without comment, but then there are times like yesterday where the bi-quarterly butt festival gets entirely censored, including some very innocuous pictures. Hell, half of the images BSoD tagged are less risque than the ones you can find uncensored on his image uploads

So yeah, I’d say my ignorance here is quite understandable, more common than you might think, and maybe even a tiny bit your fault. You see, the point of having rules as opposed to just beating people who do things you don’t like is so that people can have an idea of what to avoid doing and we can thus live in an orderly society (or website as it were). You link to the NSFW guidelines and chastise me for not being familiar with them, but those guidelines are worth nothing when

1: They are left vague
2: They are enforced with all the constancy of a sparrow with the shits.

Now as you yourself partially acknowledge, the guidelines are vague. There are shots of bedroom eyes that would be considered fine and there are shots of butts that would be considered fine. Hell, this picture technically contains both and I don’t think anyone would look twice at it.

I’m not really complaining about the vague guidelines though. This is just a general problem inherent in deciding what we consider to be risque. We know when we’re looking at something suggestive, but we don’t know what exactly it is that makes something suggestive. The vague guidelines are just the necessary foundation to what I’ve got the real problem with.

Since it is impossible to fully state what makes a picture risque without being over or under inclusive, we have to rely on some moderator discretion when it comes to making the call of whether a picture is risque or not. I’d be fine with this if there was actually a reasonable amount of consistency in the decisions made from moderator to moderator and of a single mod over time. Again, you won’t be able to have that perfect dividing line of SFW and NSFW, but you can at least get a solid idea of it.

My problem with the image tagging yesterday is entirely with the lack of consistency. BSoD is a regular in this thread, and plenty of explicit images pass before his eyes without any comment. Suddenly some people lodge complaints and he just completely reverses the established precedent and starts censoring willy nilly. In a couple weeks we’ll be back to posting the same suggestive images which are the bread and butter of this thread, and he’ll probably be back to not caring. You’ll check in from time to time and make passive-aggressive posts simultaneously communicating your disapproval and implicit intention not to do anything about it. Then after a few months there will be another random image scourge, and we’ll be back here again.

Now then, you closed your address to me with a threat. I don’t have mod powers to levy against you, so I’ll just have to end mine with a statement of fact and a request. First the statement of fact: The moderation of this website shall proceed as it has proceeded in the past, which is to say more based on the whims of its many moderators than on any kind of established rules of conduct. The forum guidelines will be left intentionally vague so they can preemptively excuse a wide range of capricious moderator action (or inaction as it were).

And you know what? That’s okay. The reason why my original post was gentle and lighthearted as opposed to the indignant defamation of BSoD’s character you seem to imagine it for is because I understand that a certain level of autocracy is necessary for the running of an internet forum, and BSoD was at least acting congenially about his whiplash change of direction. I’d prefer it if you guys stood by your decisions more, but I acknowledge that you’ve at least got the right model…mostly, and the moderators have good sense and good intentions…mostly.

As for my request, Verbose, it is simply this: When on the drop of a hat you or another mod decide to reverse the de facto proceedings of this thread and start retroactively censoring posts, I ask that you not call me ignorant and a bad person for thinking it a little unfair.

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Jun 28, 2014 at 10:30PM EDT
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Stunthead wrote:

Stunthead wrote:

If I mention butts here in the near future, somebody slap me with a newspaper.

Fifths wrote:

Okay, that’s fine.

So…who’s up for a tail thread?

Hello loophole! No papercuts for me!

Alright, first up, Twilight.

Notice how much her tail looks like Maud Pie’s tail?

Speaking of the Pie family, what’s the deal with those loopy things in Pinkie’s tail?

How the heck does she get her hair to curl inwards? Or whatever that is. I don’t really know… I mean, with Rarity you can kinda tell that they’re loops…

…but Pinkie’s tail is as random as her personality is.


Have some Expiration Derp.

Oh my… you have… lovely tails… b-baka…


Speaking of tails, a burning question I’ve wanted to ask. Tails: extra appendage? I always thought it was or could be used as a fifth limb to ponies.

I’m sure there’s plenty of other uses I could find, but that’s one example.


@Lyra Thread

I’m up for that!

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Jun 28, 2014 at 10:35PM EDT
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@NSFW Debate Pt. 8
I still think 80% of all debate and controversy over the NSFW policy is due to KYM defining NSFW much differently from the rest of the internet.

I’m just glad the butt circlejerk finally ended. A shame there’s nothing of note to fill it with.

Jun 28, 2014 at 11:39PM EDT
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Mark sez:

Speaking of tails, a burning question I’ve wanted to ask. Tails: extra appendage? I always thought it was or could be used as a fifth limb to ponies.

Holy shit, that would mean pegasi are nearly arachnids.


Also, HOLY YAY A LYRA THREAD!

Jun 28, 2014 at 11:47PM EDT
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If anyone’s got any questions regarding the acceptable standards for posting butt, please PM Verbose rather than making any long large rants here


@TSG

A shame there’s nothing of note to fill it with.

Yes there is. We have LYRA

She loves you as much as you love her…

Jun 29, 2014 at 12:19AM EDT
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Regarding this recent butt drama: All I have to say about it is thinking of a spoiler/NSFW tag as censoring is rather silly. Censoring would be a mod removing the images from the posts, suspending, banning, or a combination of the three. Requesting that butt images be put behind a tag is what I like to call compromising. Is a viewer discretion warning at the beginning of an adult show censoring? I don’t think so.

Moving on from that, you know what my latest MLP related obsession is? This fuckin tumblr blog

I don’t know what it is, but something about the art and alternate universe really tickles my fancy

Jun 29, 2014 at 12:35AM EDT
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Well look at this drama, I’ll do what I do every time when I see drama and do a nice little bob and weave and voila! Out of the drama zone! Okay let’s see what the next topic is, Oh look a Lyra thread! My favorite background pony! (Derpy would be my favorite but unfortunately she was made canon and is now considered a Miscellaneous character). I love that little pony, always looking so cheerful and those colors. I decided to make my post on this Lyra thread by going onto Derpibooru and taking the very first picture ever posted on there about Lyra.

Well, the first picture is tagged for “Seizure warning” oh well, plan b! THE SECOND Lyra picture on derpibooru.

Well, that looks a bit like a boner. Oh well, it’s Lyra. She’s one of the few background ponies that I don’t mind the fanon background/characteristics of. Good Ol’ Lyra.

Jun 29, 2014 at 01:09AM EDT
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@TF/Pony cameo: I MISSED THIS!

How did I miss this??? I watched the whole movie. This better not have been during the 5 seconds I left to go to the bathroom. Agh!


@lyra thread: Nayuki approved Lyra thread activated. Full power in 3…2…1…

Jun 29, 2014 at 06:31AM EDT
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@NSFW Debate: Honestly, if I might make just a quick comment regarding this situation I think both sides have a point.
On one hand, Fifths over-reacted but I can understand why he’s a bit upset by this. Essentially nobody said much of anything about a problem and then all of a sudden everything’s hidden, including some fairly innocuous stuff. Again, he shouldn’t have been as insulting as he was but having a problem with this in and of itself doesn’t seem like an issue, I just hope it can be sorted out with relative civility.
On the other hand, I can see why this butt thing might bother people. It kinda bothers me a bit actually. Nothing against “clop” but just randomly seeing people repeatedly obsessing over non-anthro horse ass kinda feels a tad creepy and awkward to me, and I think putting at least the suggestive stuff under a spoiler tag is a good idea, just be consistent and reasonable with what does and doesn’t count and it’ll work out great, I think.

With that out of the way, Lyra time?


On another note, I’ve noticed that she’s depicted as a “seapony” rather a lot…


But why?
Not where the race/species comes from, that I know, but why specifically Lyra?
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On a sidenote, I probably ought to get to finishing off watching Season 1 soon, so I can fit my whole S1 experience into this thread.

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Jun 29, 2014 at 06:47AM EDT
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Not where the race/species comes from, that I know, but why specifically Lyra?

As near as I can tell… You’d have to ask the guy who came up with the idea.

…Who appears to be easy enough to find… “Johnjoseco” or something.

From what some sources say, the first image was this one:

According to some, the other images happened after some liked this image.

That’s my two minutes of research for you.

Jun 29, 2014 at 08:42AM EDT
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This thread needs Jesus.

@also because Lyra

Jun 29, 2014 at 09:58AM EDT

xTSGx said:

I’m just glad the butt circlejerk finally ended. A shame there’s nothing of note to fill it with.




Sorry, just needed to inject some cute into this thread.


@Crimson
Steamquestria is another product of the ever-awesome Egophiliac, maker of Woonastuck and Slice of Life, and I pretty much love all of them.
Her art and writing styles just go together so well and always create something stupidly cute.

If we are discussing cool Tumblr blogs, a new one popped up just a few days ago that I’m really liking:

AppleBappleJack is all about Applejack living in sticky-note land and all of her adventures therein!
(Really, it’s just a guy who carries sticky notes everywhere and draws cute AJs on them.)

Jun 29, 2014 at 02:49PM EDT
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YOU GUY’S THOUGHT I WAS DEAD HUH? WELL I’M BACK AND I’M STILL NATHAN…. OR AM I?

Jun 29, 2014 at 09:46PM EDT
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P-I-Z-Z-A wrote:

Oh look at that, another Sit-poster. Let’s see what Bon-Bon thinks of all this:

Jun 29, 2014 at 10:00PM EDT
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Not Nathan wrote:

YOU GUY’S THOUGHT I WAS DEAD HUH? WELL I’M BACK AND I’M STILL NATHAN…. OR AM I?


I remember you! Welcome back.

Jun 29, 2014 at 10:18PM EDT
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Still Erin wrote:


I remember you! Welcome back.

Thanks, it’s good to be back.

But I have a confession…

I’m not much into ponies anymore…

After season 3 I got bored of the show and then bored of the fandom plus my facebook brony group became inactive and that was pretty much the end of it. I can’t go back, I watched an episode of season 4 and closed it half way cause I lost interest. Since I got out of the brony fandom I got back into Anime again. Oh well, that’s pretty much it. I just wanted to say hi to you guys and see what’s been going on. Maybe I’ll hang around KYM again.

Jun 29, 2014 at 11:45PM EDT
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Ashleigh Ball posted AppleDash on her Instagram earlier for World Pride Day.



Jun 30, 2014 at 02:13AM EDT

Sonata Dusk wrote:

Ashleigh Ball posted AppleDash on her Instagram earlier for World Pride Day.



That’s pretty cool.

I think this is as good a reason as any to declare AppleDash the official ship of Pride Week.

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Jun 30, 2014 at 02:16AM EDT
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Crimson Locks wrote:

@Ashleigh post: Does this count as selfcest?

I sure hope so! Now if only we could get Nurse Redheart to be the officiant, or Prim Hemline to design the dresses..


Platus wrote:

I think this is as good a reason as any to declare AppleDash the official ship of Pride Week.

I am very okay with this.

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Jun 30, 2014 at 02:28AM EDT

Crimson Locks wrote:

@Ashleigh post: Does this count as selfcest?

Too hawt. Spoiler that too.

>:[


Unrelated.

Jun 30, 2014 at 09:42AM EDT

@Discord/Tirek Rule 63 Image

Why would anybody smoosh their face up like that? It’s uncomfortable and looks terrible.

…also it reminds me of this one kid back in “Grade Zero” (I forget what we actually called it, I think it was “Prepies”) who basically smooshed my face up for no reason and it hurt.

… Needless to say, I did the only thing that came naturally at the time…

… And given that this started my preference for staying alone, given how almost everyone in my grade level (and above… And below) at that school was a jerk… I kind of became more of a “stay away from everyone else” person.

And all things considered, this is kinda the reason I like Twilight and Dash.

… The reason I like Luna on the other hand is because of… Erm… Sibling issues. Ones that persist even though we should have grown past that, but instead we both still find each other unbearable.

Oh god… I’m rambling… I’m pretty sure nobody wants to hear my personal stories about why certain pony stuff mean more or less to me.

Jun 30, 2014 at 01:56PM EDT
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(flutterdash master race, though)

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Jun 30, 2014 at 05:24PM EDT
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We interrupt this circlejerk to bring you this important shitstorm update.

Remember that appledash pic Ashleigh posted? Well EQD posted it and the comment section immediately erupted into a shitstorm so large, the mods locked the comments and nuked most of them (~600) from orbit. This is the first time EQD has ever locked a comment section and deleted so many comments.

I’m disappointed in EQD for the censorship, even if the comments turned into a clusterfuck, but the more important issue is that this either serves as a warning or a prophecy. If a cast member posting a shipping pic causes this level of drama, just imagine what a canon relationship would do? It’s just more evidence canon needs to leave the shipping up to the fandom and not cause a shitstorm far worse than anything we’ve ever seen.

Jun 30, 2014 at 07:09PM EDT
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xTSGx wrote:

I’m disappointed in EQD for the censorship

Except Sethisto decried the other admin actions, apologized, and said that EQD will always be open to debate. The Round Stable and even 4Chan are worse places for censorship. So, yeah, save that disappointment for somewhere else.

It’s not the first time EQD has locked down a thread. A few months ago, a consistent shitposter (KyoKusagani1999), decided to, well, shitpost. The community had had enough, started an argument, and Calpain cracked down. This lead to the official designation of the Nightly Round-up (and recently the Nightly Discussion threads) as the “whatever” conversation locations.

So, yeah. Whatever. Not everything is a shitstorm.

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Jun 30, 2014 at 07:40PM EDT

KyoKusagani1999 is one of the most popular people on EQD. He’s hardly a shitposter.

Jun 30, 2014 at 09:51PM EDT
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P-I-Z-Z-A wrote:

KyoKusagani1999 is one of the most popular people on EQD. He’s hardly a shitposter.

See the comments in this post. Just because you’re popular doesn’t mean you aren’t a shitposter. It just means you’re a popular shitposter. Adjectives are funny like that – two defining words don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

KyoKusagani1999 had a long standing reputation of randomly declaring his love of Gilda in places she wasn’t the point of discussion, derailing, and making pre-written posts just for the sake of being first commenter. He was, and is, a shitposter.

Jun 30, 2014 at 10:20PM EDT

P-I-Z-Z-A wrote:

KyoKusagani1999 is one of the most popular people on EQD. He’s hardly a shitposter.

He’s popular, he can’t be a shitposter! Just look at LezHuarez!

[/sarcasm]

Jul 01, 2014 at 12:10AM EDT
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Remember that appledash pic Ashleigh posted? Well EQD posted it and the comment section immediately erupted into a shitstorm so large, the mods locked the comments and nuked most of them (~600) from orbit. This is the first time EQD has ever locked a comment section and deleted so many comments.

Yup, that sounds like something EQD would do.

Jul 01, 2014 at 03:09AM EDT
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xTSGx wrote:

We interrupt this circlejerk to bring you this important shitstorm update.

Remember that appledash pic Ashleigh posted? Well EQD posted it and the comment section immediately erupted into a shitstorm so large, the mods locked the comments and nuked most of them (~600) from orbit. This is the first time EQD has ever locked a comment section and deleted so many comments.

I’m disappointed in EQD for the censorship, even if the comments turned into a clusterfuck, but the more important issue is that this either serves as a warning or a prophecy. If a cast member posting a shipping pic causes this level of drama, just imagine what a canon relationship would do? It’s just more evidence canon needs to leave the shipping up to the fandom and not cause a shitstorm far worse than anything we’ve ever seen.

So was the uproar more over that Ashleigh endorsed a ship or that she endorsed lesbianism?

Jul 01, 2014 at 03:23AM EDT
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Sonata Dusk wrote:

Ashleigh Ball posted AppleDash on her Instagram earlier for World Pride Day.



Crimson said:

Does this count as selfcest?

That… or masturbation…
I’m quite confused…

(Really, this an awesome gesture! Go Ashleigh!)

Fifths asked:

So was the uproar more over that Ashleigh endorsed a ship or that she endorsed lesbianism?

OUCH! THAT HURT MY BANDWIDTH!

How do you call assholes?
Take a kind-hearted gesture of support, add politics and religion, stir in ‘corruption of children’s cartoon characters,’ a dash of ‘using celebrity to promote agendas,’ and you basically end up with an unholy mess of asshole pheromones.
Ship preferences are basically the least of that thread’s problems; a couple jokes, but nothing of much significance.

As much as I and others don’t really like mixing pones and politics, for a fandom so inundated with lesbianism and general fanart craziness, I’m rather surprised this particular instance exploded so much.
No good deed goes unpunished, eh?


Everypony deserves to love who they love.

Headless Horse x Legless Horse = OTP

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Jul 01, 2014 at 04:39AM EDT
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I forget, do we know what month season 5 is being released yet? I wanna say it’s confirmed for November, but that could just be me thinking about Pokemon again as I am ought to do.

Jul 01, 2014 at 08:00PM EDT
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