Page 971 - Ponies React

10th Oct 2017, 6:00 AM
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Ponies React
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Newbiespud 10th Oct 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Meanwhile, I'm like, "Is this the first time I've applied color to Arial text in the comic? Wowee!"

43 Comments:

Pablo360 10th Oct 2017, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Pablo360
It's your first colored Arial text! It's a big occasion, so I baked you a cake! Then I realized I have no way of getting it to you, so I ate it myself. Don't worry, it wasn't that good anyway.
Jannard 10th Oct 2017, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
I'd consider it a weakness for a social rogue to be easily swayed by her emotions... Then again, Power Fantasies aren't nearly as interesting as actual characters, both in a comic and on the table.
Winged Cat 10th Oct 2017, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Quite. Though this seems to have seeped through to the player - though, Rarity's player emotionally invests in her characters, so if anyone was going to be affected this way it'd be her.
Scribejay 10th Oct 2017, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
"Power Fantasies aren't nearly as interesting as actual characters"

Christ, that needs to be on the wall of every single creative writing class ever.
Social Rogue 10th Oct 2017, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
Showing emotions is only a weakness if the rogue's next speech check doesn't make use of the emotions, or worse, gets penalized for it. In this case, by showing visible signs of frustration and rage while trying to maintain a somewhat dignified appearance, this rogue can make a check based on the concept of "get the hell away from me and out of my life or I will ruin yours, both socially and physically" (which can be further backed up by the Prince's knowledge of the rogue's allies at the party and their high-caliber reputation across the land with many key players).

If you give a rogue an emotional button that is triggered every time an opponent does a specific action, then enemies and allies alike will hit that button enough for it to be a true weakness. If a rogue keeps her cool through months of problems, only to finally realize that the source of all of those problems is arrogantly smirking right in front of her, then it is not a weakness to have the events of the arc finally reach some kind of climax when they use all that emotion to put the fear of death (and the things far worse than that) into the otherwise cold-and-unfeeling hearts of their current target, it's a gigantic buff that was only built up through proper story, skill checks, and roleplaying.
Guest 10th Oct 2017, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
"Just give the word. "
By inexplicable telepathy, if possible.

Also, woof. Just hit me that with BB as or even covering for Elusive, Rarity's character goal basically can't happen anymore.
Chris 10th Oct 2017, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
"Inexplicable Telepathy" has been this group's calling card for a while now. And given that that doesn't seem to be the DM's intention, what with the (irregular, half-hearted) "stay in character, guys" s/he needs to learn to send players out of the room for certain scenes. Seriously, set up a foosball table in your rec room and tell everyone but Rarity's player to take five!
Dragonflight 10th Oct 2017, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Actually, all Fluttershy needs is for a single animal to hear it and tell her. Especially if Rarity herself deliberately sends a message by squirrel...
ANW 10th Oct 2017, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy wasn't at the party.
She might have heard her.
Winged Cat 10th Oct 2017, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Also, Fluttershy is pretty certain Blueblood needs taking down anyway, given what she knows IC.

I am amused that Fluttershy is gearing up to be the bringer of violence, in a fashion that RD's player (and Gilda's) would be proud of. (In fact, assuming that does happen, I look forward to RD's reaction.)
ZhonLord 10th Oct 2017, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Instead of her big yell being "LOOOVE MEEEE!", it's probably going to be "GEEEET HIIIMMM!"
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
Problem: she is on the other side of ballroom according to episode
Thomas Kemp 10th Oct 2017, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
And so comes the part where the Gala gets wracked. And then donuts happen. :D
Digo Dragon 10th Oct 2017, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Dang, that 970 comic page streak of black-only text just got ruined forever. XD
offroader 10th Oct 2017, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
C-C-C-C-COMBO-O-O-O BREAKER!!!!11
offroader 10th Oct 2017, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Does Twilight means Luna???

Yeah, Blueblood is screwed.

Remembered line from LittleshyFiM Everything Wrong With The Best Night Ever:bronies would like to see if his blood is really blue
tolich 10th Oct 2017, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
tolich
Wait, horses cannot see red. Their sight is dichromatic, green and blue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equine_vision
Quade 10th Oct 2017, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Well, I can't help but hope that gets brought up in the future, mostly because it would be hilarious.
Quade 10th Oct 2017, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Well, I can't help but hope that gets brought up in the future, mostly because it would be hilarious.
offroader 10th Oct 2017, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
They are the Magical ponies. They can vomit (normal horses can't) so I'm sure they can see red.

+ I think Rarity just means she\s really REALLY mad.
Platonix 10th Oct 2017, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
There are multiple pony fashion designers in the show. If Equestria ponies had any degree of color blindness we'd be able to tell in their clothing.
Sensei Le Roof 10th Oct 2017, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Because cartoons are a bastion of technical accuracy.
Winged Cat 10th Oct 2017, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
These ponies are powered up over Earth equines in many ways. Trichromatic color vision is one of the lesser improvements. (Though they sacrifice extended peripheral vision for greater binocular vision, with eyes mounted forward instead of mostly sideways.)
Anvildude 10th Oct 2017, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
There's a FimFiction called "Horses Can't Vomit" or something like that, with Sunset Shimmer having to explain all that to the EQG gang.
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 4:08 AM edit delete reply
That's prissily what I was referring too.

Here is a thought how does Sunset Shimmer looks for Earth ponies?
Digo Dragon 10th Oct 2017, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Earth horses can't see red. Equestria ponies come from a different dimension where they can. ;)
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 4:06 AM edit delete reply
Comparing EQ ponies to Earth ponies is like comparing humans to apes from another planet. (c) Sunset Shimmer
offroader 10th Oct 2017, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
Question: who are other 15% for AJ?
Night Writer 10th Oct 2017, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
My guess on AJ's remaining 15 percent?
8% chance it's still Fancy Pants after all
5% chance that it's Luna
2% chance that it's actually Rarity and this is an extremely elaborate con
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
extremely elaborate con is an UNDERSTATEMENT
Chimerat 10th Oct 2017, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
"Can we can"? Likely typo from Rainbow Dash. Or she's _really_ excited.
hariman 10th Oct 2017, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
"Rarity... I have an army of animals mundane and exotic out here. Just say the word."

That is now one of my favorite lines of the entire comic. Commander Fluttershep is great!
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
So Commander Fluttershep: Spaceborn/Hero?
PumpkingKnight 10th Oct 2017, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Yes, let's go with Fluttershy's plan. See if his blood really is blue.
ionotter 10th Oct 2017, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
ionotter
As we made our way into Hellgate Keep, all of us failed our various perception checks to notice that the party thief, who had been taking up the rear, got nabbed.

We split up the party (bad idea) to do some sneaking around (another bad idea) and my character (fighter/druid) got teamed up with the party mage. We were actually a pretty good duo, so the split wasn't too bad.

We're exploring a room that was obviously constructed for summoning powerful beings from other dimensions, and I'm checking out the pentacle that's been built into the floor. My character, Darryl, says, "I've heard that if there's even the tiniest flaw in this thing, it won't hold."

At which point, a voice says, "You're right."

And both myself, and my character, KNOW THAT VOICE.

My character doesn't even bother turning around. He draws his scimitar, and even draws the *other* scimitar, which is a cursed, Sword of Berserking. Because he wants to go bonkers on this guy.

Zakath smiles as I'm charging towards him and says, "Why Darryl! You look so glad to see me, but I'm afraid I have to tell you something?"

Like a FOOL I stop and ask what. He explains that they have the party thief, being held prisoner, and unless I surrender, they'll kill him.

"You think I give a $#!+ about him, when I have you, right here?!"

The look of absolute horror on the thief's player's face, was both heartbreaking and priceless at the same time.
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
A) NEVER split a party
B) Despite playing as paragon-renegade in ME (I played like it was myself (for fun obviously)) I think you have made a completely right decision. Who is to say that he (Zakath) was saying truth?
C) Have you killed him(Zakath)?
ionotter 11th Oct 2017, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
ionotter
A: Understood. (Now...)
B: The GM agreed. He awarded me 2000XP for outstanding role-playing when facing my most hated enemy. (And I contributed to the Rez Fund for the thief. Nothing personal, right?)
C: No, we never did. It was the GM's final semester, and that particular game never got finished. A shame, really?
Rokas 11th Oct 2017, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
I may have to reread the comic from the beginning again, because I'm a bit confused as to the sheer level of rage I'm seeing from Rarity and/or her player at the moment.

Still not as annoying as going into a module blind and then finding out from your DM that he has you running the infamous Tomb of Horrors.
offroader 11th Oct 2017, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
They are a BIT mad at leader of Thieves guild that suspended Rarity, try to blackPR Luna and stopped them from getting tickets.
cmndrhurricane 11th Oct 2017, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
just wanted to say, after literal years of reading this coimc, I'm about to join my first ever proper D&D game. yay!
Zorro362 11th Oct 2017, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
One of use, one of us, one of us, one of us!
lol
Welcome to the club my friend may the RNG gods bless you with many nat 20s.
cmndrhurricane 11th Oct 2017, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
well, I rolled quite bad stats so we're of to a great start
loyalChaos 11th Oct 2017, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
loyalChaos
Its not always about the stats. Its about what you do with the stats that have been given to you. *Nods, with a starswirl hat on.*