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28th Nov 2013, 6:00 AM
Thunder and Lightning
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 28th Nov 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
If you've been reading these Author Notes often enough, you know that I find voice acting to be one of the more difficult tools in the DM's arsenal.

Vocalizing sound effects, on the other hand, I find much easier and just as effective if well-placed.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to us in the US!

50 Comments:

FLZ 28th Nov 2013, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... Cerberus?

Voicing sound effects can just never be done seriously enough for some groups. Onomatopoeia is just hilarious! Plus it usually comes out as something completely inhuman. Maybe there is someone, somewhere, who can accurately describe a large monster's footsteps with noises from their face.
Eyepoppee 28th Nov 2013, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
I like to think those BOOM!s stand for the reaper horn sound from Mass Effect.
Digo 28th Nov 2013, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
I always thought those should be more of a "Bwoooom" kind of horn, like the one used in all the recent movies.
Spikey Wikey 28th Nov 2013, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXLDv-fUINM"> BWOOOOOOOOOONG</a>
Digo 28th Nov 2013, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
Yes, that's the sound. :)
ANW 28th Nov 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Poll Time:
Do I even need to say it? Didn't think so.
Me: My mom is coming. I live with my Grandparents, And she's going blind.
So I'm Thankful for that.
FLZ 28th Nov 2013, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
I'm thankful that Australians don't take every single opportunity to have some holiday, event or reason to get out of things.

Just most of them ^_^
zibbity 28th Nov 2013, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
LOL Thanksgiving is one of the two truly legitimate historical American holidays, though, along with Independence Day. It's not something the govt made up out of nowhere, so it gets a pass from the "too many holidays" complaint, IMO.

Anyway, I'm thankful to be in the US and not someplace like Syria right now. All my problems are so exceedingly trivial compared to what much of the rest of the world has to deal with.
Guest 28th Nov 2013, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
"LOL Thanksgiving is one of the two truly legitimate historical American holidays, though, along with Independence Day. It's not something the govt made up out of nowhere, so it gets a pass from the "too many holidays" complaint, IMO."

Actually, Thanksgiving would have died off back in the early 1700s if it wasn't for a writer and editor named Sarah Hale. Basically, she was sick and tired of the industrial revolution jeopardizing good old-fashioned American values, so she campaigned for the return of Thanksgiving for seventeen straight years. Eventually, her letters to Abraham Lincoln convinced him to pass legislation establishing Thanksgiving as a national holiday on the last Thursday of every November.
Night Sage 29th Nov 2013, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
It's not last Thursday. It's every 4th Thursday of the month. There have been instances where November has five Thursdays, like we will have in 2017. It'll be on November 23rd, not November 30th in the year 2017.
Digo 28th Nov 2013, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm thankful for fair-use agreements that let fun little things like FiD come to pass.
Night Sage 30th Nov 2013, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Actually, if Hasbro really wanted too, and be a huge dick about it, they can shut this comic parody(spelling?) down if the maker of this comic, doesn't have permission to use the copyrighted material. Said material, are the images that are being used, since they are ripped, straight from the show.
Zuche 28th Nov 2013, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
I'm thankful to live in Canada, where my birthday never coincides with this holiday.

I am thankful for my nephew and nieces and their patience with the crazy old man that is their uncle. I am thankful for these years in which they still think I'm cool.

I am thankful for all of the things in the past assuring me that the future will also hold its share of treasures.
Tatsurou 28th Nov 2013, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
I am thankful for friends, family, food, ponies, and bronies, specifically the wonderful community they form that becomes a family all its own.
Raxon 28th Nov 2013, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I am thankful for food, my family, and my right to own sharp, pointy objects longer than my arm.

I am thankful to live in a country where I don't have to worry about the thought police arresting me. (Unless I'm on a college campus, apparently.)

I am thankful for my many gifts of wit and humor.

I am thankful to live in a country where I can express and practice my sexual preferences freely, without significant persecution. Except from the ignorant masses.

I am thankful to live in a country where my dog won't be destroyed by the state, based on an ignorant and foolish superstition that the breed makes it evil.

I am thankful for my many loyal subjects here in these comments. You make your king proud.

I am thankful for the right to own a steel tube with a handle, that ignites an explosion, and fires an ounce of metal at my enemies.

I am thankful for my other gun, which helps me shoot fleeing suspects and get free dvds from best buy.

I am thankful for ky jelly, which helps me store the gleaming silver gun with a minimum of discomfort.
Guest 28th Nov 2013, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
I'm thankful for creativity, and that covers TV shows, movies, books, writing in general, plays, music, music videos, and all those things that life would be totally boring without.
Newbiespud 28th Nov 2013, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
I am thankful that Friendship is Dragons has become so moderately popular, letting me continue to have a steady creative release in my life. I am thankful that running ads is actually somewhat viable, and I am especially thankful for everyone who has donated via PayPal!

Above all, though, I think I'm most thankful that DoubleCross is still in my life. I don't know what kind of person I'd be without her in my heart.
Digo 28th Nov 2013, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
DoubleCross your heart and hope to fly? :)
ANW 29th Nov 2013, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Girlfriend, wife or sister?
Hey, I'd missed a month's worth of FID news, okay.
And I didn't read the comments the first time around.
DoubleCross 29th Nov 2013, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
Girlfriend. I am the girlfriend.

(I just giggled typing that.)

The sister is another entity entirely.
Ted Ursus 29th Nov 2013, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
I am the Eggman, they are the Eggmen.
I am the Walrus...
sorry.
aylatrigger 28th Nov 2013, 12:11 PM edit delete reply
I'm thankful for D&D and RPGs in general. I am also thankful for friends, family, pets (which count under both), ponies, cats, alligators, books, manga, imagination, pesto, the cold weather coming to kill my allergens, cooking, having excuses to give things to others, and more.
Walabio 28th Nov 2013, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
I am thankful that I can feel thankful. My brain developed the ability for feeling thankful a short few decades ago. Sometime in the indefinite near future, it will stop working and I shall not feel anything at all, but right now I am thankful that I can feel thankful this instant.
redwings1340 28th Nov 2013, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
redwings1340
I am thankful for my friends and family, who have been amazing for me and my life. I am also thankful for my cat, who has helped me in so many ways, and who always makes my day a little brighter. As a third note, I am also thankful that I have the license to be myself, as I am currently commenting on a brony D+D webcomic, writing a pokemon novel for fun (never tried anything remotely like this before in my life), and contemplating playing a game in my one person foosball league. These things might sound very weird to some people, but the fact that I am allowed the freedom to just do what I think is awesome and then make something I consider awesome is something I appreciate a lot.

Happy Thanksgiving everypony!
Chuggaafanshy 29th Nov 2013, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
I am thankful for electricity. Need I say more?
kriss1989 29th Nov 2013, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
I'm thankful to not be hosting this thing again till next year.
Pope Seb 18th Aug 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I'm thankful for ignorance and intelligence.
JohnBobMead 28th Nov 2013, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Twilight doesn't know much about oracles, does she? Pinkie is doing /much/ better than traditional oracles ever did. And none of that nasty looking through entrails for signs and portents.

As usual, very good screen caps.
DoubleCross 28th Nov 2013, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
I see a little sihouetto of a mons-
Scary tree, Scary tree, can you do the Pony Pokey?
Thunderbolts and lightning, very very FRIGHTENING me!
(Ponyacci) Ponyacci
(Ponyacci) Ponyacci
Ponyacci, Pinkie Pie
Magnifico-o-o-o-o

Somebody stop me typing this song out
Somebody stop her, wrestle this urge out!
Spare her her day from this monstrosity!
NebulousRikulau 28th Nov 2013, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Easy come, easy go.
Let the filksong flow.
Anvildude 28th Nov 2013, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
Cer-ber-us NOOO
you have to leave and go
LEAVE AND GOOO
Cer-ber-us
you have to leave and go...
Lyntermas 28th Nov 2013, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Never let me gooooooooo
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Oh Celes-tia, Celes-tia
Celes-tia let me go
The Nightmare Moon has a Discord put aside
For meee!
For meeeee!
FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
*sweet guitar solo*
Digo 28th Nov 2013, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
So you think you can strike me and trap me in ice?
So you think Spike can beat me and make me lose twice?
Oh, Cadance, can't do this to me, Cadance,
Just wanna make slaves, just wanna make slaves outta you.
Destrustor 29th Nov 2013, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
Destrustor
Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters
Nothing really matters, Derpy....
Raxon 28th Nov 2013, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I have taught you well, Umicross. The circle is complete. When you began, you were but a learner. Now you are the intern.
Chuggaafanshy 29th Nov 2013, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Okay, what the F**[insert flutterbeep here]** is that song?!
JacenCaedus 29th Nov 2013, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
Tatsurou 29th Nov 2013, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
Ponified.
aylatrigger 29th Nov 2013, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
Ponemian Rhapsody?
Malroth 29th Nov 2013, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
Some crazy brony with a webcam needs to make this an actual Youtube thing.
tuxgeo 29th Nov 2013, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
tuxgeo
Re: "Ponemian Rhapsody?"

Equestrian Travesty
kriss1989 29th Nov 2013, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Sweet, now he can get us coffee. And get an icon.
Zuche 28th Nov 2013, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
I am also thankful to have experienced the DoubleCross sense of whimsy... I'd have replied to the original post, but didn't want to interrupt the chain.
you know that guy 28th Nov 2013, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
It's your friend, Mr Thunder, and Mr Lightning. A little Thunder, a little Lightning.
Ace the Eagle 28th Nov 2013, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
Happy Thanksgiving
I'm thankful for screwing with players.
Happy Hanukah
Happymuffin 28th Nov 2013, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
I'm sort of woried that ponyville has been the site of enough giant monster attacks that pinky can be certain that flopping ears signify them.

Espescialy with all of the other seamingly random signals that all suposedly mean something.
Altessia 29th Nov 2013, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
*Narrator voice*

The City of Ponyville...

So once again, the day is saved! Thanks to the Mane Six!
kriss1989 29th Nov 2013, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
You know something happens a lot when you have a standard detection system for it that you recognize the instant it activates.
Zuche 29th Nov 2013, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
A day later, that first panel reminds me of a sound effect "DOOM!" used a few decades ago by Walt Simonson in Thor, and later as an homage to him (in which Louise Simonson was involved) leading up to "The Death of Superman".

It also makes he hear: "I'm gonna sing the Doom song!"
garciarael 23rd Nov 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear. What could this mean? The latter is the abbreviation for a fun series that quickly turns dark.