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10th Feb 2018, 6:00 AM
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Snappy Hour
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Newbiespud 10th Feb 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
And we've stuck the landing right back onto the rails of the show!

We're getting close to the end of the arc, so I'm thinking of opening up the door for some guest comics so I can take a quick break, but I'm not sure how hypocritical that would be since I just had ChrisTheS do a bunch of art for me (even though I still had to piece it together and script it).

38 Comments:

Digo Dragon 10th Feb 2018, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Hee hee, a donut bar sounds pretty awesome actually. If you need alcohol, just serve them with hard coffee.
Cygnia 10th Feb 2018, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
May I introduce you to Brewnuts?

https://www.brewnutscleveland.com/
Digo Dragon 10th Feb 2018, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Oooh, that looks good. Sadly, a bit of a walk for me to get there.
Greenhornet 10th Feb 2018, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Then DIGO, may I suggest bourbon balls. Deeelicious!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/176961/kentucky-bourbon-balls/

There are also "rum balls".
Digo Dragon 10th Feb 2018, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
They look delicious, but decidedly not a donut. ;)
joe the Rat 12th Feb 2018, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
With a little determination, anything can be turned into a fried torus.
The Old One 10th Feb 2018, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Or spiked hot chocolate.

One wonders what must be in those sprinkles.....
The Wise Mankey 10th Feb 2018, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
"I said give me another, CURSE YOUR TINY PAPER HAT!"
BackSet 10th Feb 2018, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
BackSet
Story idea: tell a story about a time you ended a story in a tavern (bonus points if that's how it began).
Digo Dragon 10th Feb 2018, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I ended a D&D campaign at a tavern, but that's because the PCs owned said tavern.
albedoequals1 10th Feb 2018, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
One of my players had a female cleric whose parents owned a tavern. The story had them being used as hostages, so naturally when they were rescued they expressed their gratitude by letting the PCs stay and eat for free any time forever.

Their daughter was as rich as a medium-sized country by then, so she gave them enough money to buy a new tavern in the town the party was based out of. They named the new tavern the "Daughter's Gift" and pretty much every story arc started and ended there for the rest of the campaign.
Winged Cat 10th Feb 2018, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
There is a bar, it is said, where individuality and reality blur. Where the psyches of all who enter are recorded and mixed. Where entirely new crews, with memories that aren't real and fragmented backgrounds that prove delusional, sometimes just appear. Which is a good thing, because some of those who enter never seem to leave, but their ships are still docked outside, awaiting crews.

The bar has a reputation for making new beings out of its patrons. That, at least, is technically correct. Those who emerge rarely seem to trace any subsequent troubles to visiting the bar.

And so when some patrons materialize wholecloth from the bar, have adventures, then return and retire to the psychic background mist from whence they came, why, that is just business as usual.

(Borrowed liberally from my original version.)
Wut 12th Feb 2018, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
My DM literally told me to have my character start a bar fight.
I was playing an alcoholic Dwarf who was such a lush and so stupid he couldn't speak common.
This was to introduce our characters, and with one punch I had nearly killed the rogue
MissFinefeather 10th Feb 2018, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Oh, outside maybe being a little worried about the ethics of her student, I can't imagine Celestia being anything but beaming right now. I mean, her faith in Rarity payed off tenfold. Backed the right horse there!
Matiekay_13 10th Feb 2018, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Matiekay_13
Yeeeeeah... but since Elusive was actually Blueblood, he was basically running the realm-wide Thieves' Guild right under Celestia's nose. And the Elements of Harmony just exposed this in a ginormous fight in front of basically EVERY important person in Equestria.

Celestia's gonna be embarrassed at the very least, and I'm not entirely sure how she'll react.
Thud 10th Feb 2018, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
Does she care? I mean her claim to the throne seems to be oldest ascended being in the area willing to put up with this politics crap rather than just eat ponies. I'm not sure her political concerns are based on the same parameters as most.
The Old One 10th Feb 2018, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing Celestia and Blueblood actually had a pretty good working relationship, up until BB snagged that sweet maguffin and started getting all uppity.

Having the thieves guild in your pocket is a great intellegence resource.

But, BB gets the shiny thing and starts thinking outside the line of succession, and Celestia decides she needs to jack his universe up. And who does Celestia have on speed-dial for all her "plausible deniability" needs?

Go team
Hariman 10th Feb 2018, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
I think Celestia knew Blueblood was a major part of the Thieves'Guild, and that Elusive was what the Thieves'Guild stole from her years ago.

But I also think she was hamstrung politically, and couldn't act on her own.

I also wonder how many nobles owe Celestia, and how many are willing to side with her and maintain a cover for the mane six because Elusive stole from them.
HopeFox 10th Feb 2018, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
I like how Fluttershy is being honest with herself. So many ponies would stick with "A stampede happened. A stampede was caused. But not by me."
Rastaba 11th Feb 2018, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
Rastaba
“We all agree a stampede happened. That is the fact. We shall not stand around fussing over if the stampede may or may not have been caused by someone present, and even if we were to, it would not have any bearing on the fact that a stampede happened and that is that...who wants donuts?”
Jesin 10th Feb 2018, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on reaching the end of your first kibipage!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix
offroader 10th Feb 2018, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
Dude awesome. I haven't noticed that its a programmer thousand as of this comic page.
Winged Cat 10th Feb 2018, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I look forward to NS reaching the decakilopage, even if we're only barely over 1/10th of the way there.
offroader 11th Feb 2018, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
I also would like that even if under current speed it will be at least 2075 when we get there.
I haven't bothered to calculate precise date.
offroader 11th Feb 2018, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Correction. Calculated.

By funny coincidence strip's #10240 date is ... 26.12.2076 Nice Xmas present I'd say.
BackSet 11th Feb 2018, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
BackSet
I highly doubt any of us will be alive by that time, assuming the comic hasn't ended already.
offroader 12th Feb 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Oh come on. It's not that far away. Only 58 years left. MLP is going to be showing season 67.
Dusk Raven 10th Feb 2018, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Poor Spike, always being left out. Heck, I often forget about him in what I write...
Winged Cat 10th Feb 2018, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Was he trying to forget himself? Just how many donuts has he had?
darkgloomie 11th Feb 2018, 4:02 AM edit delete reply
It's ok, he's got someone to drive him home.
Hariman 11th Feb 2018, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
He has a designated driver... but does he have some stomach medicine for the tummy ache?!
Liechi 10th Feb 2018, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
Rarity looking battered and bruised and telling Spike that she met her prince can have some more interesting interpretations than what actually happened.
Robin Bobcat 11th Feb 2018, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
"I.. see... Twilight? Can I borrow a shovel and a good alibi?"
Hariman 11th Feb 2018, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
You know... if ever Spike got like that about anyone hurting his friends, I figure it would be the equivalent of Discord's sudden "WHERE?!" in To Where and Back Again.

Both frightfully hostile, unexpected, and ominous for the people who caused the problem.
Kaze Koichi 12th Feb 2018, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
Applejack, the Element of Truth, was the only one not to give a straight answer.
Wulfraed 12th Feb 2018, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Well, she's effectively admitted that she didn't make enough money selling Apple <list of dictionary entries> and can't really afford donuts...

Of course, if we are now back to scenes from the series -- Twilight's "talk" will take place fairly soon.
Kaze Koichi 13th Feb 2018, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Twilight's "talk?" Twilight is going to explain to Spike where the baby ponies comes from? XD
Azureink 15th Feb 2018, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
Azureink
I always loved that exchange in the episode.

"Another donut! Extra sprinkles."