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4th Aug 2015, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 4th Aug 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
A weird thing happened during Sunday's MTM stream. Hitbox.tv recently expanded its monetization options to all of its users, not just its partners. So now there's a Subscribe button on my hitbox livestream channel. And two people subscribed to it, which costs like $5 a month. (And it's super weird because I already have the Patreon and I'm in the middle of being endlessly grateful for everyone who's supporting me there, and...)

So... yeah, to justify that option existing now, you'll probably see me doing a lot more livestreaming in the future, maybe even to a weekly schedule. (Not immediately though. My region of the world is experiencing the tail end of a heat wave and I'm trying to go easy on my computer.)

37 Comments:

Toric 4th Aug 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Altruism comes from the strangest places. Though it's pretty cool that the big cheese herself came to say bye-bye-bye to old Commander Hurricane.
Digo 4th Aug 2015, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
I've always felt off in my Fallout Equestria game. My character is pretty altruistic, but it seems like the general world at large sees it as a bad thing. Yet, some NPCs seem to find my kindness to be something missing from the world and want to share in it, but at the same time they don't want to acknowledge it so they put on some tough-pony attitude or jerk facade so they don't appear weak to other NPCs... it's confusing.
Newbiespud 4th Aug 2015, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
I-It's not like I like what you've done for me... b-baka...
Toric 4th Aug 2015, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
Newbie, I don't know why, but I didn't take you for the type of human being to know what a tsundere was. This made me giggle.

Furthermore, this suddenly makes a lot of my past NPC interactions make so much more AND so much less sense...
Digo 4th Aug 2015, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Your post made me laugh so hard I swallowed my spit down the wrong pipe and choked. You should be proud. ^_^;
Mykin 4th Aug 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Woot! Yes! That made my day, Spud, you have no idea!

...*Ahem* If it makes you feel any better Digo, my cleric is altruistic like none other and even the world itself seems hell-bent on screwing him over for it. But then, you know this by now. Ironically, this just seems to give him more reason to continue being altruistic despite it all. Dang, I really need to get back to playing my cleric again.
Evilbob 4th Aug 2015, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
@Mykin: Sounds like your character has a serious case of the martyr complex.

@Toric: You should know exactly why. It's a towering European-descent man acting like a petit tsundere Japanese girl.
Digo 5th Aug 2015, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Sounds like we'd work well together. :D
CrowMagnon 5th Aug 2015, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
To (possibly mis)quote Angel, "We have to act as though the world is the way it SHOULD be, to show it what it CAN be."
Mykin 5th Aug 2015, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
@Evilbob: No, that implies he seeks out and enjoys being screwed over at every opportunity. He's more hot-blooded than anything, really. Unwilling to let the fact that his life is cursed and that his companions are almost always self-serving change who he is and what he wants to do.

Still, there are times when I wonder if the DM throws this crap at him because he enjoys watching me act out his reactions to it all. *Shrug*

@Digo: Someday, Digo, someday that dream will come true...

@CrowMagnon: That pretty much summarizes my cleric's outlook on things, yeah.
Evilbob 4th Aug 2015, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
I know exactly what you mean, Digo! Except it was with a character in a WH40K setting... so I guess the whole grimdarkness of the entire setting made those actions seem suspicious with hidden intent or something.
Digo 5th Aug 2015, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
I suppose it could be said I'm too bright for Grimdark. :3
Disloyal Subject 6th Aug 2015, 2:15 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Lights shine brightest in the darkness. It's why 40K's very, very few unambiguous heroes are such shining paragons of goodness.
Digo 4th Aug 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Gonna file this comic page under "Things my last local gaming group would NEVER do." They love taking credit for everything, even actions that resulted in a TPK.

Truly there was no such thing as bad publicity with them. I miss those murder-hobos. :D
Mykin 4th Aug 2015, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Huh, being the kind of person that always makes sure that credit is given when it's due (especially when the person doesn't want it), I find that kind of weird.

Or at least I would if I hadn't just remembered that my first DnD group was like this to the point where many a sessions turned into shouting matches over who did/got/convinced/seduce/etc what. Things thankfully mellowed out over the years. Sadly, I can't say that I miss that time or that group. I'm having a much better time nowadays.
Specter 4th Aug 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Despite the fact that only Rarity would technically fit under this description (which means Twilight definitely wouldn't see this coming), I'm happy to see the whole 'honor amongst thieves' concept going between the CE barbarian and LG Ranger. It's weird, but it does make me kind of giddy inside.
Digo 4th Aug 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
"Honor Among Adventurers"?
Specter 4th Aug 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Close enough, but you know what I mean. They let Twilight get the ticket cause that was the deal, which they honored (exspeccialy since they Didn't believe Twilight could win).
ANW 4th Aug 2015, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Troupe time
For today's troupe, Heads I win, Tails you lose.
Has that ever happened to you.
(Only one I can think of at the time)
Greenhornet 4th Aug 2015, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
Early in my role-playing days, D+D. It almost turned away from RPGs.
The DM had us meet a big-shot (Not sure if he WAS the BBEG) who had given us a quest, but made sure he got the lion's share of the loot while LAUGHING about it.
Being a newbie, I figured that the GM was just being a jerk and determined to kill his character out of spite. Another player joined the attack "just because" while the more experienced players yelled warnings.
"Rocks fell, everybody died" so to speak.
Winged Cat 4th Aug 2015, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
"Hello. I see you are here for my head, and it seems there is nothing I can do to stop you. But before you proceed, please notice the rope tied to my body. If it were to become detached from me, or if my body were to go slack for any reason - say, if I were to die - the floor beneath us would open into a pit of...well, let's just say you would have just enough time for your brains to process reports of your tails dying - possibly your hindquarters too, if you think quick - before you lost consciousness. I note that none of you are presently able to fly."

Unfortunately, the villain forgot about the "shoot the rope from outside the room" solution.
Venseyness 4th Aug 2015, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
if there's one thing that impresses me with this comic, it's how you manage to keep people learning friendship lessons. It's honestly kinda incredible how you managed to weave your own adventures with the same graphics and characters.
Jenny 4th Aug 2015, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
Makes sense, since Twilight did sort of discover the burial ground by doing her magic skill roll. Its technically her 'find' so to speak.
Toric 4th Aug 2015, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
And (cheaply) technically she reported it to the Princess. Were IRL Twilight not as Lawful Good as her character, she COULD say in that report that she found it...
Cygnia 4th Aug 2015, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Why am I cynical enough to think RD & AJ are setting Twilight up to get chased and harried down by the stampeding NPC mobs from "The Ticket Master"?
Digo 4th Aug 2015, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Well, Spud was taking guest comic submission until page 630 so... that would make for one heck of a funny way to end the arc. XD
Toric 4th Aug 2015, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
Personally, I worry that this means Twilight won't get her own little adventure for a ticket and RD/AJ will double down.
j-eagle12212012 4th Aug 2015, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Wow didn't expect RD or AJ to do that
Mykin 4th Aug 2015, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
I don't think many people expected that to happen. Including me.
Raxon 4th Aug 2015, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
When Twi gets her wings, she's gonna be up to her plot in political bullcrap.

As the princess of friendship, she's aptly suited to making sure her friends get plenty of perks.
alphysicist 4th Aug 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
I love the idea of Canterlot's historians literally talking the ancient ghost to the death. :D Why I have never seen such concept anywhere?
Mykin 5th Aug 2015, 10:11 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
My bard archivist in a ponyfinder would probably do that if given the chance (heck, one of the archivist's bard performances is to talk his opponents to sleep, so there's a valid game reason to do so). Sadly, I doubt that game will advance to that point any time soon...if ever.
Ishidan 5th Aug 2015, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
So, when you read Celestia's lines...did you hear them in canon Celestia voice, in Mentally Advanced Series Celestia voice, or other?
Boris Carlot 5th Aug 2015, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Mine. I rarely hear the cast voices when I read this stuff. That's not a criticism of Newbie, just how my mind works.
Tacia 5th Aug 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
I looked back after reading this and I gotta say it fits the MAS tone a lot closer than the cannon Celestia. Just needs a backhoofed comment or a veiled threat and it would be perfect.
Disloyal Subject 6th Aug 2015, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
The voice I always read Celestia's lines in is based on her canon voice, but without such a strong sense of serenity; more casual and less melodic. I basically read all her lines in tones she used in A Bird in the Hoof. Occasionally I get to use her angry or stern tones from Lesson Zero, Canterlot Wedding, or Return of Harmony, but I can't imagine her regular formal voice right when I'm not listening to it anyway.
Today is more of a Crystal Empire day: direct and to the point.
Josh 6th Aug 2015, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
*Oh*, I see where this is going. Twilight wins the race, earning a Gala ticket. And she discovers an ancient tomb, earning a Gala ticket. So now she has two Gala tickets and five friends who want tickets, and next we'll be getting the Friendship is Dragons version of The Ticket Master.

Then either they'll go through some series of shenanigans and end up earning the full set of tickets shown at the end of The Ticket Master, or we'll come back to that clip after they each individually go through some shenanigan to obtain one.