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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #570 on: February 28, 2012, 06:36:37 am »
Yeah, I snatched them up immediately! :D I encourage others to do the same and spread pony far and wide!.. Well, farther and wider than we already have... Where isn't pony these days? It's across the States, Canada, Australia, Europe... I don't know about chunks of Africa, South America and I don't think we own all of Asia yet... Hmm...

Indeed.

Oh gosh, when Japan gets a hold of it, things could get weird.

...Not that I'm not a living example of pony weirdness or anything.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #571 on: February 28, 2012, 12:18:15 pm »
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #572 on: February 28, 2012, 01:00:12 pm »
Dark is fun!  ::)

Sadness time. I don't know if any of you read Sister Claire by Yamino, however... when the "Last Roundup" came out, she stated she didn't care for the portrayal of Derpy, thinking some could find it offensive.

She immediately got flamed, hard, but it died down.

No, with the current... drama, check this out.

http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/suggestions/1703732/

She's been driven to ask for the ability to directly block commentators, due to thousands of people flooding her deviant art page with hate. They're blaming one web comic artist, with a somewhat decent web profile, for "ruining" Derpy.

Love and Friendship indeed. She had an opinion and she's being badgered for it. None the less, she still seems to like the show.  :-\

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #573 on: February 28, 2012, 01:06:59 pm »
I've heard that she's been getting a lot of hate, I watch a lot of pony related stuff on DA, and most of the groups are telling their watchers & members to stop the shit.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #574 on: February 28, 2012, 01:12:31 pm »
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #575 on: February 28, 2012, 01:22:30 pm »
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.

Thankfully. I could barely handle the Discord episode!

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #576 on: February 28, 2012, 01:37:52 pm »
I don't mind dark stories. Sad times are a part of life, and what give the happy times meaning. But when a story is dark just to be dark, like everyone dying at the end for no good reason, it just feels kind of pointless.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #577 on: February 28, 2012, 03:30:24 pm »
You think that's a lot of Grimdark? you should have seen the fic queue in October... we once got 76 fics in one day.  37 of them were grimdark.  EIGHT in a ROW were grimdark.  It nearly made three of us quit.

And Grimdark's popular because of the pile of trash that is Fallout: Equestria.  No, we're not kidding.  We didn't have this problem before we stupidly agreed to post that fic.

Then Kkat, the author, has the damn nerve to tell us that A., we're wrong in our assessments of most fics, and B., she can do our job better than our collective 30+ plots can.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #578 on: February 28, 2012, 03:32:22 pm »
I'm pretty sure I'd find it hard to like anyone who wrote a fic called Fallout: Equestria. Never read it, but I have a pretty good feeling it isn't worth reading to begin with.

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #579 on: February 28, 2012, 04:27:56 pm »
You think that's a lot of Grimdark? you should have seen the fic queue in October... we once got 76 fics in one day.  37 of them were grimdark.  EIGHT in a ROW were grimdark.  It nearly made three of us quit.

And Grimdark's popular because of the pile of trash that is Fallout: Equestria.  No, we're not kidding.  We didn't have this problem before we stupidly agreed to post that fic.

Then Kkat, the author, has the damn nerve to tell us that A., we're wrong in our assessments of most fics, and B., she can do our job better than our collective 30+ plots can.

/Bitter, me?
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So, you wouldn't want to read my upcoming MLP 40k story, then? :P

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #580 on: February 28, 2012, 05:15:26 pm »
You think that's a lot of Grimdark? you should have seen the fic queue in October... we once got 76 fics in one day.  37 of them were grimdark.  EIGHT in a ROW were grimdark.  It nearly made three of us quit.

And Grimdark's popular because of the pile of trash that is Fallout: Equestria.  No, we're not kidding.  We didn't have this problem before we stupidly agreed to post that fic.

Then Kkat, the author, has the damn nerve to tell us that A., we're wrong in our assessments of most fics, and B., she can do our job better than our collective 30+ plots can.

/Bitter, me?
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So, you wouldn't want to read my upcoming MLP 40k story, then? :P

Do you REALLY want me to go back in the queue and count just how many 40K fics we've gotten in the last three months, Rat? Because I can do it.

Now, admittedly, we have a couple that have been pulled off (Archives of the Friendquisition comes to mind), but 40K, along with Fallout and 'Dash loses her wings' fics we've gotten so many of that we will automatically reject them.

As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #581 on: February 28, 2012, 05:22:00 pm »
As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"

Because it's FUN! :D [/sadist]
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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #582 on: February 28, 2012, 07:07:21 pm »
As a fellow pony writer put it to me on the phone:  "These are happy, fluffy, smiling ponies! Why would you put them through such utter hell?!"

Because it's FUN! :D [/sadist]

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #583 on: February 28, 2012, 07:09:46 pm »
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.

Thankfully. I could barely handle the Discord episode!

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Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
« Reply #584 on: February 28, 2012, 07:14:01 pm »
How is it that so many stories on eqD are [Grimdark]? (4/4 in today's updates) The originality of contrasting the kids'-show setting with gory themes has worn off by now, but apparently people still aren't fed up with it.

Execution is more important than genre.  Also, you have to remember that the show has well-developed characters, and many Grimdark writers like to take advantage of those personalities by putting ponies in less than ideal situations that the show would never be able to properly cover.

Thankfully. I could barely handle the Discord episode!

I'm an odd bunny. I watch slasher movies for fun, but make Twilight Sparkle sad and I fall apart. :(

Well, it might have something to do with the fact that Twilight is not an asshole, but 9 out of 10 slasher victims are.

Ahem... Lesson Zero, anypony?
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