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16th Aug 2012, 6:00 AM
One That Got Away
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Newbiespud 16th Aug 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Tomorrow's the big day! Everfree Northwest! Time to work out my personal con schedule.

I'm going to try to have some kind of Friendship is Dragons identifier on me at the con. I want to see how many people attending Everfree actually read the comic. Gotta nourish that ego somehow, right?

But it's not about advertising in the end. Far from it. It's about hanging out with bronies, meeting the people who work on the show, and generally absorbing a massive dose of pony culture. Should be fun!

79 Comments:

Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Oh Pinkie Pie, you are so random!

Wade Wilson approved!

Yes, my avatar has been Deadpool in anticipation of this one reference for months. No, I don't see anything wrong with preparing a joke months in advance.

Speaking of massive doses, are you done with my epipen yet? I have a big party coming up.
Zuche 16th Aug 2012, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Hey, waiting months was good enough for a Bill Cosby sketch. Go for it.
Innisa 16th Aug 2012, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
The image was beautiful and I was so very amused! Preparing for jokes months in advanced is a sign of commitmant. It's all good :)
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
In order to make this post more authentic, the Wade Wilson seal of approval was stolen from some random comment on a funny image site somewhere. The commenter was forcibly dressed in a pink thong, and super glued to the window of a gay bar for all the world to see.

In related news, is anyone interested in a slightly used ambulance with minimal gunfire damage?
Anon 16th Aug 2012, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Fourth panel is funnier than the punch line :P
Umiyuri Papaeyra 16th Aug 2012, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Umiyuri Papaeyra
Nourishing your ego?

Hmmm, indeed...
LoganAura 16th Aug 2012, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
LoganAura
I have no idea what Pinkie is gonna do and I'm excited o3o
Digo 16th Aug 2012, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie is the player that has an idea and tries implimenting it without telling anyone what the heck she's implimenting. I have a player like that.
Sadly, his ideas always blow up in his face from lack of communication to the other players.

I wonder why. :D
redwings1340 16th Aug 2012, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
redwings1340
I always want to do that, but then I get too excited and tell people anyway. I can't stay quiet about my plans. I also really want to execute the most stupid and convoluted 20 step plan and make it work. I haven't done that yet, but someday one of them is going to go through and work.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
I don't have any trouble not telling what I'm planning. After I'm done, I'll gladly tell, but I may or may not be naked and wearing a party hat.
-Appkes- 16th Aug 2012, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Tell us a story Raxxon! A story!
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
You have asked, and so I shall answer! Listen well, children, as I read to you a classic tale from The Book of Joy. *ahem*


Once upon a time there was a happy little kitten named Cuddles who lived in an enchanted meadow and ate sugar and fluffity goodness, and slept every night on a cushiony soft pillow of buttercups. She had a friend named Stevia, and he was a nice little bunny, who loved to play with Cuddles all day long in the grassy fields filled with the magical flowers that made everybody happy and healthy. They loved to run in the fields and play in the meadows, and Ms. Bessie, the joyful love cow, gave them yummy chocolate milk that made their tummies all warm and happy inside. One day, Giggle the badger saw Cuddles and Stevia playing, and she asked if she could play. Cuddles and Stevia were so happy to have a new friend to play with that they sang a happy song together, and danced and danced until bedtime, where they told stories and sang and laughed until they just couldn't stay awake anymore, and fell asleep on their cushiony soft buttercup pillows.

The next morning, Cuddles had an idea, Ms. Bessie had told her of a magical castle at the other end of a great big rainbow that started at the other end on the enchanted meadows, and she wanted to go see it, so she asked if Stevia and Giggle wanted to come along too. Stevia was excited to go, and so was Giggle, but Giggle was a little nervous, so she went to Ms. Bessie, and asked for some special milk to take on their trip, and Ms. Bessie made 4 big bottles full of her special chocolate milk, and packed some special sunshine sandwiches, made from fluff and sunshine sugar fruit extracts. When Giggle showed Cuddles and Stevia what Ms. Bessie had made for them, they were so happy they skipped the whole way, and sang, and sang, and laughed and laughed until they made it to the rainbows edge!

When they found it, they were very happy, and they rested a while before starting. When they were done resting, they started to follow the rainbow, which led them to a really big pond. They tried to cross the pond, but nobody could swim! Suddenly, just when they were all about to be sad, a very pretty swan swam up to them and asked what they were doing. Cuddles explained that they wanted to follow the rainbow to see the magical castle, but they couldn't swim, and the pond was very big, too big to go around. The pretty swan told them that her name was Flower and she wanted to go see the castle too, and offered to give them a ride across. everyone was very happy to have a new friend, and they sang and laughed and smiled and hugged all the way across the big pond that was way too big to go around. When they reached the other side, they all had a picnic and found yummy red berries and pretty red mushrooms with little white spots that filled their tummies with yum.

When they finished their picnic, they all skipped happily, following the rainbow and singing happy fun songs together. After a while, they came to the edge of a big, spooky forest, and it had scary sounds, but after a while, they met a big, strong, fuzzy honey bear named Gruff, and he asked if he could come see the castle with them. Everyone was so happy to have a new friend that they sang the happy friendship song and danced around a campfire, nibbling the yummy red mushrooms that let them see pretty colors. They had lots of fun, but finally, it was time for sleep, and everyone was tired, so they slept by the campfire, and the fire kept going all night while they slept, keeping them warm and happy. In the morning, they put extra logs on the campfire, and left it for other travelers who might need it. Pretty soon, they started getting hungry, but they couldn't find anything, so they all ate the yummy fluffy sandwiches that Ms. Bessie had made, and they were full and happy.

Pretty soon, they came to another field, and it was nice, but it wasn't as magical and soft as the enchanted meadows, and it was very, very small, and when they reached the end of it, they saw a long, long desert, as far as the eye could see, with lots and lots of sand. They walked, and they walked, and they walked some more, they walked for a very long time, and they started to get hungry. The desert was very empty, and they couldn't find any food at all. Cuddles and Giggle were getting worried, but Flower said she would fly way up high to see if she could see any food. When she got up as high as she could fly, she saw something wonderful, it was a big tree, just over the next hill, and there must be food there! She flew down to tell the others, and they were all very happy, and started skipping happily towards the tree as best they could, being so hungry.

When they reached the tree, they found it was really big, and none of them could climb high enough to reach the branches, but Gruff had an idea! He walked over to the big tree and put his big bear arms around it, and shook the tree really hard, and finally, food fell from the branches, it was a muffin tree! All the muffins were yummy, and they got a bunch to take with them, so they wouldn't get hungry and have to look for food for a long, long time. After they all finished eating, they started skipping happily on their way, full of yummy muffins and singing the friendship song. after a while, they all got the end of the desert, and found a frozen, barren wasteland. They walked through, and everyone started to get very cold, but then they met a nice walrus that helped them all get nice warm coats, and sent them on their way.

When they finally got away from the wasteland, they found an enchanted forest, a nice happy forest, not spooky like the other one, and there, deep in the forest, they found the wonderful magical castle, and they were so happy, they sang the happy friendship song and danced, and danced, and danced until they were tired, and then they went and met the king, and became very good friends, and the nice kind invited them to stay and live there forever and ever, where they all laughed, and danced, and sang, and ate all the happy things they wanted, forever and ever. And they all lived happily ever after, the end.
XandZero2 16th Aug 2012, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
You know, I read that whole story expecting some horrible punch-line, but then, about half-way through, I realized I'd begun to root for Cuddles and his quest for the magic castle...

I don't even know who I am anymore...

GAH!!!
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I wrote that little gem a few years ago as an easter egg in a now long abandoned project. The Book of Joy was basically the setting equivalent of the necronomicon, in that simply reading it drives men mad.

I don't make you question your sexual orientation. On purpose. Today.

I make you question your psychological orientation.
Destrustor 16th Aug 2012, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Destrustor
I was actually a little disapointed that there wasn't a horrible ending. It's like the story was PROMISING some blood and failed to keep up that promise, like mixing dangerous chemicals at random and NOT getting an explosion.
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
That's why it drives people mad, Destructor. To people who have the Internet, the concept of "uncorrupted innocence" is a fantasy. The reason we can watch Friendship is Magic is because its characters have believable flaws. But the sheer idea that there's a story about cutesy-wutesy animals that is played totally straight? It's like a joke without a punchline. And then you realize that in reality, there's nothing wrong with the story. It's just that your expectations have become so warped that such a thing is anathema to you. The problem...is you.

And that's why people run away screaming after they read the Book of Joy.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Note that I included recreational drug use, and a horrible, subversive lesson about fire safety.

And every single character is still a perfect example of Incorruptible Pure Pureness

Also note, I intentionally went way over the top with the cutesy happy friendship rainbow goodness. The run on sentences are intentional, and part of what make it read as though a perfectly innocent child is writing it. And now I learn that it's medically pure, uncut trollbait for people who are expecting snuff? Would that make this story some kind of reverse trollfic? I had no idea it would cause those kinds of reactions. I just thought people would be sickened by the insanely potent diabetes inducing nature of the story.

And yes, I do have the kind of brain that can write this stuff unironically. It also makes hipsters and goths cry. I should be ashamed at myself! How dare I write something that's not a depressing snuff fic!? Who the hell do I think I am, spreading all that mindless cheer!?

I love your appraisal of the situation, Lynter. I agree wholeheartedly.
Destrustor 17th Aug 2012, 3:20 AM edit delete reply
Destrustor
Jokes without a punchline are usually boring. I have no problem accepting a sugar-flooded story like this, and would have felt a tinge of sadness and disgust if it had ended with every character wearing each other's intestines like bonnets. But a story without some conflict to resolve feels just plain empty. And when you see it end, uncorrupted by any obstacle, you can't shake the fear that the horrible things are still coming, and that the author just chose to leave them to your imagination just to spite you and make things that much more terrifying.
It's not the book that's horrifying, it's human nature, and most people wouldn't even need the book of joy to begin the introspection that leads to that line of thought, while most others wouldn't be lead to it even by reading the book.
And those who can wrap their heads around the idea that "we humans are horrible" without being driven mad would also be immune to the book.
Yes it's a nice story, a total subversion of expectations, and the spark some may need to begin wondering just what is deeply wrong with them, but I wouldn't go so far as to claim it can drive men to insanity.
If that makes me insane in and of itself, then so be it. I'm too crazy for the book of joy to affect me, and it just leaves me wanting more.
Although crazy is such a harsh word. I prefer the term "substitute sanity".

(Note that I'm not looking to bash any part of this. It's just a little tongue-in-cheek analysis of both the story and it's purpose, as a mild joke.)
((also the apparent typo in my alias is intentional, it really is spelled destruStor with an s. I'm kind of nit-picky about that, sorry. You probably didn't even notice such a small detail anyway, but I just can't stand to NOT correct you. OCD for the win...))
XandZero2 17th Aug 2012, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
You know though, the sad thing is, Raxxon's story does have conflict. Cuddles and friends had to go through a lot of different trials, but each time they overcome them by having random character A pop up just in the nick of time.

And I caught the references to drugs and fire safety - I was just expecting more corruption than that - and it makes you try to second guess more of the story too. "Special sandwiches" has me thinking "special brownies," etc.
Raxon 17th Aug 2012, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
"...AND THEN THEY ALL BUCKED!"

Better?

Also, catatonic is a kind of crazy, and most people are pretty catatonic during a diabetic sugar coma.

In the project this story was intended for, the symptoms of reading this book are called madness. Basically, by the time the reader has finished, they will have spontaneously become diabetic, and then proceed to lapse into diabetic shock and babble incoherently. In case you can't tell, the story/game/interactive fiction/whatever was not set in a very serious universe.
Appkes 16th Aug 2012, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
You tell the Bestest stories Raxxon.
Boden King 16th Aug 2012, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
I know how you all feel. I typically play thick fighter types (the group needs a tank) but I try to come up with grand ideas. The latest was trying to drop a boulder on the changling we were fighting. Sadly the bastard didn't get close so that didn't work. Now I have an idea for the evil god queen we need to kill.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Portable hole, orb of annihilation, dimension travel cube thingy(I forget what it's called), and a wand of magic missile.

With these four things, you can destroy the universe if you do it right.
Boden King 16th Aug 2012, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
You tease.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
No, really! There's some kind of... I dunno, I think it's an artifact. It's a cube that can open a doorway to pretty much anywhere. I'm fuzzy on the details, but as I recall, You can mess with it, and if you mess it up just right(at DM's discretion) you can open a doorway that is connected to everywhere at once. I don't need to tell you that entering this doorway would kill you deader than dead.

Set up a force damage reduction wall, and use the wand to cast a low level magic missile through it. If successful, you will have declared war on everything, everywhere. Send the orb through. Since the doorway is connected to everywhere, everywhere is disconnected from everywhere else, because everywhere is destroyed. Reach into your portable hole, grab your popcorn, and enjoy the show.
Boden King 16th Aug 2012, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
You know what, with our next DM in the rotation, I could get that to fly. It'll be a pain to gather the equipment, but it'll be fun.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Try convincing him to let you have a bag of holding with a 3:1 external to internal size ratio. Throw bag over Tarrasque. Stab bag with knife. Gain five consecutive levels instantly.
EveryZig 17th Aug 2012, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
Sadly, a gigantic knife doesn't actually do that much damage. (Even a colossal dancing spiked chain like I plan on making at some point doesn't do nearly as much damage as you would think.)
Raxon 17th Aug 2012, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Actually, poking a hole in a Bag of Holding destroys the enchantment, and instantly destroys anything inside with no saving throw.

In other words, Bags of Holding are devastating weapons if used correctly. What's that? You have an evil ring you need thrown into a volcano? Just toss it in a BoH and stab that thing.
Destrustor 17th Aug 2012, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Destrustor
We once managed to stuff a very angry, very dangerous and very hard-to-kill monster in a bag of holding. We kept it around and occasionnaly threw other bad guys in with it instead of killing them ourselves.
Tons of fun, although I think we had time to do this only once or twice before losing/destroying the bag for some reason I don't remember.
Yellow Box 16th Aug 2012, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
And don't forget the banana, that's very important!
Digo 16th Aug 2012, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
...I can't think of a single player in any of my games who's stood on a dragon hoard and walked away without being a few pounds heavier. XD
Zuche 16th Aug 2012, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
What a coincidence! I can't think of a single player in any of my games who's stood on a dragon's hoard without the dragon walking away a few pounds heavier.

...I kid, I kid.
Digo 16th Aug 2012, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
LOL, good one though!
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I must admit, Zuche's comment made me grin a bit.
Zuche 16th Aug 2012, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Glad you both liked it.
Zuche 16th Aug 2012, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
I'm kind of impressed by how well the unicorn players are staying in character overall, particularly in that penultimate panel. It's also nice to see a DM give room for other players to do something before having the monster leap to the attack. The hand hasn't been forced until the rainbow one throws a kick.

Huh. I only just now realized another reason why Applejack never got a turn against the dragon: Rainbow Dash had just performed her move.
Digo 16th Aug 2012, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Poor AJ, the GM skipped her initiative. I know that feeling well. :)
Nightsky 16th Aug 2012, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Nightsky
With Pinkie's ensemble in that last panel, I'm kind of scared to find out what she has in mind.

I've been following for a while now. I've never played Dungeon and Dragons, but this comic certainly makes it seem fun. If I were to play, I think I'd enjoy the role of Dungeon Master most since I love making stories.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
I've read the manuals, and devoured every bit of information I could find. I'd like to find a group someday, when I have the spare time to devote to it. I'm very involved with characters that I make out.
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
You might want to be careful about being a DM if you're thinking of it as "making stories". It would be more accurate to say that the DM makes WORLDS that the players create the stories within. As we've seen in this comic, things don't always go according to the DM's plan. The DM may make the setting, but the players ultimately make the plot.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Or as I prefer to interpret it, You build the cities. You give them the gasoline and matches. The home for the elderly, terminally ill orphans, and cherished family pets, the terrorist hideout, or anything in between. It's up to them.
Destrustor 16th Aug 2012, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Destrustor
And then they ditch the matches, sell the gasoline, and still find a way to make the whole town implode with nothing but a few rubber ducks and some spinach.
Nightsky 16th Aug 2012, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
Nightsky
I understand how the DM has to be flexible, and that there's more to it than just coming up with a scenario. To me, creating a world is part of writing a story. ^_^

Also, the part about the rubber ducks and spinach sounds awesome.
Jarrakul 16th Aug 2012, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
Speaking from about a decade of DMing experience, I can say that DMing is buckets of fun and buckets of work. The comic seems to portray things fairly accurately, overall.

The thing to keep in mind as a DM is that you're basically Batman. You have nearly unlimited resources, but also this pesky "do not kill" rule (as a DM you can make exceptions when players are being especially stupid, but in general killing your players isn't fun for anyone). And of course the 3-8 (usually) people across the table from you have some resources of their own. It's your job to outwit all of them if you want your story told. Your chief weapons are preparation, improvisation, and a bit of intimidation. And if you want to be a good DM, you can't just force the players to play your story, you have to make them want to play it. The odds are against you, failure constantly looms, but success is one of the most rewarding feelings you'll ever experience.

Oh, and remember: your players are only geniuses when you don't expect them to be. Players are morons when you want them to be smart.
Demonu 16th Aug 2012, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
Demonu
DMs aren't as much story-makers on their own as they shape the world for the heroes to create their stories in. DMs and players create the memorable stories together.

Unfortunately, most players seems to think it's them versus the DM and can't seem to grasp the notion that not every DM out there wants to kill and/or railroad you. Luckily, most DMs are fairly good at what they do.

Most DMs I've seen fall into one of the two following play styles:
- prepare for everything, which can only take you so far as players will do things you cannot possible expect from a normal, logical or sane person
- have a general outline of things and improvise the rest.

Both of them have their pros and cons. For instance, the first one probably has a list of every NPC the players could talk to when the second one has to come up with one on the spot, which usually aren't that detailed. On the other hand, the second one will have an easier time to adapt and roll with what the players might come up with to defeat the BBEG while the first one has a lot of trouble grasping the fact that the players think outside the box.

Anyway, it's up to you to decide how to DM. And even if you fumble the first couple of times (during my first DM game, I forgot to add a whole lot of modifiers to certain rolls and couldn't even remember some rules) but all DMs grow with experience.
Raxon 16th Aug 2012, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Like my old buddy from weapon X likes to say, "I'm the best at what I do, and what I do... Is so terribly pretty!"
Digo 16th Aug 2012, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Works with Romane lettuce too if your players aren't into spinach. Not quite readily flammable though so add cucumber.
Karilyn 16th Aug 2012, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
DMs are less story-makers, and more improvation gods.

"THINK FAST!" says the player, as he chucks a ball at your head.
Oblivious 16th Aug 2012, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Oblivious
Kinda makes me wonder how much of the Pony Tales campaign's events are improvised. The larger plot-related ones are probably the same, but I wonder about moments like your wrecking the museum last session.
LoganAura 16th Aug 2012, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
LoganAura
The Big bad catches the ball and crushes it in his grasp, laughing maniacally as he steps over the dead body of your marefriend :P
Bronymous 16th Aug 2012, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Is Zarhon back yet? I wanna do something. I haven't had cause to post on here for a solid week.
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I think he's coming back on Friday. I've already gotten the next steps in my head.

1. See cultists
2. Sleep one and Grease the other
3. Tell cleric to hit Greased cultist with stick until he surrenders, go down stairs.
4. Lizzie comes in.
5. .....Well, that's a surprise.
Bronymous 16th Aug 2012, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Ok, now here's how it actually going to play out.
1. See cultists
2. Fail to sleep one, so you focus on fighting him off, and are thus unable to Grease the other.
3. Non greased one takes down Cleric and runs off.
4. Lizzie gives no fucks and doesn't show up.
5. Surprise!
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Don't destroy my dreams, Bronymous. I've been looking forward to the surprise for some time now. It'll be fun if I can pull it off.

Anyway, I think I'll hold off on posting more Rolf backstory until Zarhon gets back. I might work on a continuation of my Sisterhooves Social alt-script, since Zuche seemed to want more.

Oh, here's a question. Bronymous, what other webcomics do you browse, if any?
Bronymous 16th Aug 2012, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
None anymore. In the past I've enjoyed VGCats, a few comics on SNAFU, and AFBlues, but those have since fallen by the wayside.

There's a new military brony comic that just sprung up, and I may get into that once its a little more developed.

Edit: And that's lame. I was gonna use this thread to segue into some backstory as filler til he gets back. But I guess nevermind.
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
You know what? The alt-scripts can wait. Post your backstory here. I'll post mine once it's done.
Bronymous 16th Aug 2012, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
...Except mine's still not done yet. So...
Zuche 16th Aug 2012, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, Lyntermas. Please don't feel you have to rush, though. To quote Lady Sal, "Art takes as long as it takes."
Demonu 16th Aug 2012, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Demonu
He's on vacation with a limited supply of Internet broadband, about 1 gig I believe. After that, he'll have to switch over to a 56k connection so he's trying to converse a solid connection by doing only the bare minimum.

I do believe he'll be back this weekend though.
Lyntermas 16th Aug 2012, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
It's finally done. Now gaze in wonder upon the story of The Broom Golem.

Let me know what you think.
Ramsus 16th Aug 2012, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Ramsus
Ok, that was great. You twisted a classic tale into a showing of why your character ended up on this adventure in the first place.

And hey, if your master turns out to do something dickish....well, you happen to now know an assassin who will give you the special friends rate. =)
Newbiespud 16th Aug 2012, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
If you guys are going to start up your PBP campaign again, is there a chance you could move it to somewhere else instead of filling up the comments section? I personally don't mind it too much, but it's a significant inconvenience to the commenters that end up posting below you guys. :)
Lyntermas 17th Aug 2012, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I think that could be arranged. We could follow LoganAura's example and set it up in the ComicFury forums. http://comicfury.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=14
I'll bring it up with Zarhon once he gets back.
Kris_The_Guest 17th Aug 2012, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Kris_The_Guest
Does it inform you when someone makes a post?
Lyntermas 17th Aug 2012, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Inform you? Like send you an email? I'm not sure, I've never used it before. LoganAura might know, but my guess is that you'd have to bookmark the page and check up on it yourself.
Demonu 17th Aug 2012, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
Demonu
If you make a comment in a thread, the forum automatically updates your profile to "Watching this thread" and you get an e-mail whenever someone else posts in said thread.

This can be toggled on and off at the bottom right of each thread underneath the last comment you've made.
Raxon 17th Aug 2012, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
We have a forum?
Demonu 17th Aug 2012, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Demonu
You hold conversations in yellow boxes with 2 different voices inside your head and not a single one of them bothered telling you?

http://ponytales.forumotion.com/
LoganAura 17th Aug 2012, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
LoganAura
You know what, I'm probably moving my game to the ponytales forums soon.
Just because it's easier than refreshing the page whenever I want to see what others have done :P
Just need to get everypony to make an account on the forums before I'm certian.
Zarhon 17th Aug 2012, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
Zarhon
Just a quick update (limited connection, so can't reply properly): I'm coming back somewhere on sunday, so expect it then in the late hours, or on monday. As for the comicfury stuff, sure, we could transfer, but if we're going to do to that, we might as well collect all the previous, story-relevant updates and replies and put them in that same thread. It would help immensely, as it makes looking stuff up/referencing easier for all of us.

Also, I'm incredibly lazy.
kriss1989 17th Aug 2012, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Hey Logan, about that. My computer is kinda broke. I'm borrowing one right noe, but yeah my availability is basically 0% right now.
Raxon 17th Aug 2012, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Oh yeah, I know about that! I thought you guys meant a forum for this comic.

My bad.
Lyntermas 17th Aug 2012, 6:31 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I'm copy pasting the stuff into a word document. Got comics 141 and 142 done. I'll keep going, but we need to decide if we're setting up on ComicFury or Ponytales. Demonu, which forum were you referring to that gives the emails with the updates?
Raxon 17th Aug 2012, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
All these considerations are important, but you're forgetting the most vital data of all.

Which forum is giving away free inflatable sheep?
Demonu 17th Aug 2012, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
Demonu
That would be http://ponytales.forumotion.com/

There's even a board specially for play-by-post adventures. I don't think you guys are using Pony Tales but Stairc probably wouldn't mind.
Jellybean 16th Aug 2012, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
I wish I could make it to Everfree. I hope you have a fun time.
Commander Shepard 16th Aug 2012, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
For those interested in DnD/Ponies, I am running a Pony Tales game over IRC on friday nights. Check out their forums for more!
DracoS 16th Aug 2012, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
I love Rarity's expression in Panel 3. XD