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Newbiespud 27th Mar 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
And so ends the Feeling Pinkie Keen arc. What a wild, ambitious, challenging, and overall fun ride it's been.

From here on until May 1st, there'll be guest comics. And none too soon, what with a great deal of real life trouble hitting me right now. I'll still be lurking around, reading the comments, doing stuff on my YouTube channel, as well as running Fallout is Dragons, but it'll be nice to put the comics aside for a bit.

When we come back, the next comic arc will be Sweet and Elite.

See you all in a month!

84 Comments:

Disloyal Subject 27th Mar 2014, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
D'Awww.
Any bets on who from Sweet & Elite is/isn't a rogue?
CrowMagnon 27th Mar 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
My bet: EVERYONE is a rogue, and they're all trying to backstab each other by exposing other rogues without revealing themselves.
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Two funny incidents this comment reminded me of:

1. A sci-fi GURPS game where the GM let us make whatever alien we wanted with certain reason. Everyone made a creature who had some kind of "Magical" ability except for one player who played a mundane faerie type of alien. After a hilarious fight against a station's robot janitors, the mundane asked out loud "Who here is not mages?"

Everyone raised their hand.

"YOU'RE ALL LIARS!!"
The spot-on German accent he used made this hilarious.


2. Old AD&D 2nd edition Planescape campaign. The DM had all five of us players make our characters with him in secrecy from all the other players as a social experiment. So no player knew what classes others were using. When we began play, we had three wizards, a wizard/cleric hybrid, and my character - a fighter specializing in slaying wizards.

The awkwardness of the reveal was hilarious. And as we played my character turned out to be a "loveable rogue"/"Team mascot" character so it worked out.
JR Klein 27th Mar 2014, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Only <s>traitors</s>rogues can read this message. If you can read this, please immediately turn yourself in to <s>Friend Computer</s>Princess Celestia.
Manga Shoggoth 27th Mar 2014, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
Ah! My Little Paranoia, then?
you know that guy 27th Mar 2014, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
My Little Citizen: Friendship is Compulsory, Paranoia is Treason.
Malroth 28th Mar 2014, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
Someone needs to write this up
Akouma 27th Mar 2014, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Akouma
My bet is Fancy Pants isn't a rogue, and everyone else is. His wife/girlfriend/escort/whatever-the-hell-Fluer-de-Lis-is is the roguiest rogue to ever rogue.
Luminous Lead 27th Mar 2014, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Bet he's either a bard or a paladin :3
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
Fleur de Lis is Nocturne, patrion saint of rogues. XD
FanOfMostEverything 28th Mar 2014, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
Normally, I'd assume some of them would be aristocrats (especially Blueblood,) but I'm guessing NPC classes were taken out of 4E.
kriss1989 28th Mar 2014, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Shocking Twist: There are no more nobles, just rouges that married/fakes their way in, it's just that none of them realize the other nobles are rogues too and so noble titles are literally meaningless since they are all fake.
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Thus the "Party Party" Pun Pun has struck again. We should all be thankful there are still some ways to have some fun.

What random Question of the day should we do now?
Guest 27th Mar 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
How about biggest arguments of logic vs rules.

Once one my players decided he was going to have his wizard research some powerful spells during the session break which also included the time passing in game. Then somebody said that wasn't in the rules so he couldn't do it... then everyone started arguing.
Digo 28th Mar 2014, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I'm getting a headache thinking about that.
ANW 27th Mar 2014, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Another day, another auguement.
This time, Rainbow and Rarity are saying that they are more dateable then the other.
Please put them in number form.
0: I rather date the next mule
11: Isn't that my made friend already
Applejack: 5
Fluttershy: 9
Pinkie Pie: 3 too much random
Rainbow Dash: 2 too much
Rarity: 7
Twilight Sparkle: 7
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
You mean like, which personailty types of the mane6 you'd find dateable?
ANW 27th Mar 2014, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
It is what it is.
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
Hmmm, probably a personality type like AJ or Twi (my past records would indicate it as such). So those would get a 8 and 9 on the board. I almost dated a fluttershy type, but at the time I was too thick-headed to realize she was hitting on me. So that gets a 6. Everyone else probably a 3 or 4. I don't think I'd find a lot of commonality with sports types or really party-going types (I'm a "party soft/moderate" kind of person). Rarity is just too much drama. :3
ANW 27th Mar 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Sorry but I need definite numbers.
Gonna take the average of the numbers.
Can you be a bit more spicffic.
Thank you.
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Dating is never an exact number. :D
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
(Didn't see this one coming)
Out of the Mane 6, or just Rarity and Dash? (Probably all)

Twilight: 7 (Too smart for me, but at least I'd learn something from talking.)
AppleJack: 7 (A bit too proactive, but cares for family and always helpful, worth a shot.)
Rainbow: 3 (I don't like sports, or being egotistical.)
Rarity: 3 (I live with a "Rarity" type, and that's hard enough.)
Pinkie: 5? (I don't like social stuff at all, but I like those who can stay positive.)
Fluttershy: 9 (I prefer those who can tolerate my ways.)

(P.S. This is who I find most "datable", correct? Unfortunatly I don't like dating, or anything with it, so 0's automatiacally for everypony. I prefer the friend zone.)
DisloyalSubject 27th Mar 2014, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Nor did I, Specter, but since you guys already answered, I may as well throw out the numbers I came up with, even though it feels creepy.
Dash- 6; I like a gal who can fight and who'll let me cook, but we'd definitely butt heads over petty pride.
Rarity- 7; much like Dash in many ways, but better at letting things go.
Sparkle- 5; we'd get along great as close friends, but that's it. We have too much in common, and she's worse about most of it than me. My sloth would prolly tick her off, too.
Pinkie- 8; SANITY IS FOR THE WEAK (go Chaos!) + eternal optimism, energy, etc. I don't care for being pranked, but once boundaries are set, she respects them.
Fluttershy- 3. I love her as a character, but in person, I don't get on well with those who bottle up their anger and unleash it all at once; I'm too abrasive, so I tend to bear the brunt of that rage.
Applejack- 8. Athletic? Check. Honest? Generally. She pushes a lot of the right buttons for me to out of my way to at least befriend her, even though she'd regularly call me out when I was being a jerk and/or slacker.
Weird to consider this stuff. I think, though, that if I (somehow) met the Mane Six, we'd get along okay, and that's it, though I might pursue Applejack. I'm more used to -being- pursued, though, so I'd probably screw up.
Bombom13 28th Mar 2014, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
I have to agree with you on the friend-zone thing.I personally see myself as way too young to date, but a lot of my classmates are dating, and it usually ends badly because high school dating isn't worth squat.
Guest 29th Mar 2014, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Junior high and high school dating is supposed to be for practice.

Sigh. College these days. On the one hand, frequent casual sex with strangers. On the other hand, crippling lack of dating and relationship skills, even among "normal" people. This is why more people should do practice dating when they're young and protected.
Tatsurou 27th Mar 2014, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
Applejack: 8
Pinkie Pie: 4
Rarity: 2
Twilight Sparkle: 7
Rainbow Dash: 6
Fluttershy: 10
j-eagle12212012 27th Mar 2014, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Applejack: 5 ( I find that my personality is most like Applejack and dating someone with the same personality can be hit or miss)
Fluttershy: 8 (I've dated someone like this and we are still good friends)
Twilight: 2 ( my best friend is like twilight and dating her would be like dating a sister)
Rarity: 0 (too much drama)
Pinkie pie: 4 (party types can be fun but not long term dating fun)
Rainbow Dash: 1 (no joke, the one person I dated with this kind of personality turned out to be a lesbian)
NellzDaBlackKing 27th Mar 2014, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm, this how I would rate each one:
Twilight: 7 (She has high expectations, which I hate having to meet because I just people having high expectations for me, and a bit of a know-it-all, but I'm guilty of it too)
Rarity: 9 (I like a classy girl and has some elegance to her style, but the drama can be a bit too much and she's generous like I can be at times)
Pinkie Pie: 5 (Too hyper and sociable, I can be very serious and anti-social, but she has a good sense of humor)
Applejack: 6 (Too over-protective, but is very loving of her family and respects others)
Rainbow Dash: 7 (Not the biggest sport fanatic, but I can talk about certain athletic topics with her, but the ego needs to calm down some)
Fluttershy: 10 (I love soft-spoken, cute girls and shows kindness to others. And besides I've dated a Fluttershy before)
Zaddn 27th Mar 2014, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Just my opinion...
Applejack: 7
Fluttershy: 8
Pinkie Pie: 4
Rainbow Dash: 0
Rarity: 1
Twilight Sparkle: 11
Euric 27th Mar 2014, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Hmm... I'm not old enough to seriously date (I don't want to until I can actually Marry the person) but if I were...

RD: 3 kind of arrogant and abrasive. I wouldn't mind her as a friend tho
Rarity: 4 fussy and particular. No thanks
Twi: 8 pleasant and geeky, and I'm sure we could have some interesting conversations.
AJ: 8 honest and loyal- two things I value. Good for advice
FS: 8 she is really shy but if I could get her to open up, she would be wonderfull.
Pinkie: 4 friends? Heck yeah. Date? Ehh, maybe not
dbronyzero 28th Mar 2014, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
dbronyzero
Applejack: 7 - Self-sufficient, tough, and very supportive. Plus, I love Apples! (though, strangely, not apple pie)
Fluttershy: 10 - Kind, caring, and very sweet. So gentle, and forgiving, would be willing to put up with all my crap.
Pinkie Pie: 7 - Sweets, Sweets, Sweets! PARTY! And nothing wrong with being a little crazy.
Rainbow Dash: 6 - Seems like she'd be fun to hang out with.
Rarity: 5 - As many have said, she's beautiful and generous, but a bit high-strung.
Twilight Sparkle: 10 - I like smart women. I imagine I could stay up all night talking to her about anything and everything.

For completeness sake:
Luna: 9 - I've always been a night person ;)
Trixie: 6 - For the same reason as Twilight, assuming she's finally learned her lesson.
Zecora: 7 - Exotic, intelligent, but she has that weird rhyming tic that would get old. Fast. Though I could certainly get used to it in time.

Also:
Raxon: 8 - Purely Platonic. Seems like he'd be fun to hang out with, and would make a great wingman. Whaddaya say, Rax? Wanna head down to Sugercube Corner and try to pick up some mares?

I can't help but feel like I'm missing someone.

Meh, back to watching Tomodachi wa Mahou!

P.S. Relevent (But a day late :( )

P.P.S. You know what the show needs? A female dragon! (Not necessarily a girlfriend for Spike, but consider: every Dragon we've met so far has been male (or at least, VERY masculine, kinda hard to tell))
Super Kami Guru 28th Mar 2014, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
Ditto on the pie thing.
ANW 28th Mar 2014, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Tia, maybe?
kriss1989 28th Mar 2014, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
0s all around, 0s for everypony! I'm asexual I find nothing attractive!
Random Lurker 28th Mar 2014, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
You don't have to be sexually interested in someone to have a romantic relationship. All you really need is understanding and a common bond.
Razomyure 28th Mar 2014, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
Razomyure
I'm guessing Kriss is like me in this regard. There are a number of different definitions of asexual (as an orientation), I'm both asexual and a-romantic but I still fit both under the term "asexual."
baw 29th Mar 2014, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie: 8. I dated one party crazy/social girl who had that crazyness (the depressing side too) it didn't work out because of her family.
Rarity: 6. I like the fashion, the way she can care about you, but the drama sometimes can be hard to witstand.
Fluttershy: 0. I can't stand her to be honest, neither that type of girl that is always silent and wont get mad often, until she screams at you for an hour then says sorry and cries.
Applejack: 7 she would hate my laziness when it comes to work, but her value of family and friendship are something that could make me fall for her

Rainbow Dash: 10. I don't see her as a "sports crazy" but more as someoone who would be deeply involved in one physical activity. I love that, she's loyal too. I like a girl who has that ego and firmly brlieves she's the best.
Twilight: 4. Too many books, too little going out and having fun. Also she kind of expects too much from people sometimes.
Guest 27th Mar 2014, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Comic 420, blaze it
Disloyal Subject 27th Mar 2014, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Well, I'm glad that joke's out of the way.
...I almost referenced Blaze Dervish before remembering she's an OC. XD
Though speaking of flames, I do wonder where the Wonderbolts' smoke trails come from... maybe Spitfire invented it as an application of Pegasus cloud-magic.
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
I assumed it was pegasi magic that makes the smoke trails. Unless they have some odd devices in the tail-end of their flight suits for that trick.
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
First, what's the joke?

Second, Disloyal and Digo, I have no idea. Rainbow Dash has the same thing though, she seems to make a rainbow when she flies fast.
anon 27th Mar 2014, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
This is comic #420.
420 is a number associated with marijuana culture. No particular reason why, it just sort of happened.
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Sorta like a testament to what using it does to your brain?

"Dude... 420..."
"Whoa, yeah... and munchies..."
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Oh... Now I get it.
Raxon 27th Mar 2014, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
The section of the legal code pertaining to marijuana is chapter/article/whatever 420.
DanielLC 27th Mar 2014, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
No it's not:

http://www.snopes.com/language/stories/420.asp
Raxon 27th Mar 2014, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Huh. Good to know. Thanks, internet!
Digo 28th Mar 2014, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Sometimes the internet is useful for knowledge! :D
Disloyal Subject 27th Mar 2014, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
RD's rainbow trail is actually what made me speculate on the subject, since it - and Lightning Dust's, later - were unique. My earlier reasoning was based on someone, perhaps Spitfire, being the ace of the prior generation, and teaching others their unique trail, since most pegasi don't seem to have them.
That, and I suspected Rainbow's trail might be some kind of lingering fragment of broken physics from her Sonic Rainboom... makes me wonder how Lightning Dust earned her cutie mark!
You may have noticed that I wonder a lot.
FanOfMostEverything 28th Mar 2014, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
I think along the same lines. Contrails are caused by the interaction of air and ludicrous amounts of pegasus magic, following similar mechanics as a unicorn's horn glow, and just as unique.
Wonderbolt uniforms have a sort of "aft enhancer" that allows just about any pegasus wearing one to generate the signature stormclouds.

Yeah, I think about this way too much.
Specter 28th Mar 2014, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Specter
In the words of something I read at some point somewhere.

"I don't care how it works, it just works."
DoubleCross 28th Mar 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
The trail Rainbow leaves is basically a cartoony motion blur, probably similar to the ones in Powerpuff Girls (not necessarily trailing any sort of light or superpower, just simplified incredibly to the character's main colour/colour theme).
XScarredHeart 27th Mar 2014, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Sweet and Elite? You're gonna skip over Discord, then?
DoubleCross 27th Mar 2014, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
Fuzzy may or may not be playing fast and loose with the horse timeline here.
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
Oh, so like my DVR then.
Newbiespud 27th Mar 2014, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
I'm jumping forward a bit. I'll be jumping back soon afterwards. The plan here is still to traverse Season One, but I thought adding Sweet and Elite would fit my needs.

It should be a relatively short arc, also. Hopefully.
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
I just relized something, where's the DM?
Randomperson 27th Mar 2014, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
DM is disembodied voice. He doesn't have a DMPC in this.
Grey Pennies 27th Mar 2014, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Eating popcorn, probably.
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
So what? It's Discord sitting on a couch watching the show?
Shiva491 27th Mar 2014, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
huh. Already? Much as I liked the Diamond Dog arc in general, I'd have thought there's have been a few more other episodes before Rarity got to take her new persona for a spin, just for spacing concerns (her getting to use it every once in a while without it becoming a primary focus of the group.). Oh well, I'll wait and see what happens.
Shiva491 27th Mar 2014, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
Also, "This is an intervention, darn it!" was a great line.
Disloyal Subject 27th Mar 2014, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
...Just noticed Fluttershy's hat disappeared between panels.
Well, I know what I'm watching next! And then it'll probably turn into another "Best of Mental Breakdowns" marathon...
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
(Checks the page)

... Huh, well what do you know.
Disloyal Subject 28th Mar 2014, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
Well, turns out I'm a filthy liar. Equestria Girls was still in my queue when I fired up Netflix, so I watched that instead. Now I can start on Season 4! Yay!
Tomorrow shall be the hat-scene check and madness marathon, fortune willing. Not that any of this is relevant to anything...
Specter 28th Mar 2014, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Specter
It's relevant enough for me to say there's at least one behind me in terms of which episode was watched last.
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
A thought just occured to me.

What if the "Innanimate objects" at pinkie's "Become the perfect DM" party was acctual players who were "Pro", and Rainbow and Pinkie just left them there at Pinkie's house?
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
Well then Pinkie is coming home to an empty fridge.
Raxon 27th Mar 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
An empty fridge, giant novelty foam penises everywhere. The grill used and not cleaned. THE TOILET SEAT LEFT UP! ANARCHY DESCENDED AND CHAOS REIGNS IN ITS WAKE!
Digo 27th Mar 2014, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
I'm not sure why anyone would leave giant foam body parts laying around at other people's places. :'
you know that guy 27th Mar 2014, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
Nobody wants to leave them lying around at their own house.
Specter 27th Mar 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Specter
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA- I can't breath... You're freaking hilarious.
Guest 27th Mar 2014, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
And the Javelin of +6 internetz goes to (drumroll please) Raxon!
Raxon 28th Mar 2014, 1:09 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Aww, guys, stop! You're embarrassing me!

Twilight, your turn.
redwings1340 27th Mar 2014, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
redwings1340
I love the callback from the start of the arc. I knew those words sounded familiar. Needed to double check to be sure :)
FanOfMostEverything 28th Mar 2014, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
Panel 16 (Pinkie's repoofing hair) made me think of the rainbow-haired "worst mother ever" from Kill La Kill, and I haven't even watched that show. Damn it, Internet, stop making me a fan of things I know nothing about!
Specter 28th Mar 2014, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Ehh... let the internet do what it wants. (How do you think I came to be here?)
kriss1989 28th Mar 2014, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Well when a mommy changeling finds te love of a daddy pony very delicious.....
Specter 28th Mar 2014, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
Specter
(Face Hoof)

Seriously? Do I need to change my pic?
Digo 28th Mar 2014, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
I like your pic!
Specter 28th Mar 2014, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Thank you.
dbronyzero 28th Mar 2014, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
dbronyzero
Congratulations Kriss! You win the internet today!

And Specter gets the Bronze Booties!
Specter 28th Mar 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Specter
I can already tell I'm not going to like this.
Raxon 29th Mar 2014, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Don't say that, Spec! They're such fine, shapely booties!