Page 98 - Happy Ending Forever

22nd Mar 2012, 6:00 AM
Happy Ending Forever
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Newbiespud 22nd Mar 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Here's a thought experiment for you: Suppose Friendship is Magic had ended right here, for whatever reason. No slice-of-life episodes, just the two-part pilot with no series hook at the end.

135 Comments:

Guest 22nd Mar 2012, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Moar room for movies!
Cony 22nd Mar 2012, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Well, if that were the case...it probably would've been a movie instead of a two-parter tv show. Which would've meant that it probably would've been longer than 40 mins, leading into either more character development or more badass Nightmare Moon scenes, or maybe something completely different.
Ranubis 22nd Mar 2012, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Ranubis
Nooooooo!

The series can't end now! There's so much more! The Royal Canterlot Voice! Discord! Epic Fluttershy Stare! Dear Celestia, the PUNS! FIM, come back!

But seriously, if this show had been cancelled just after the pilot... yeesh.
Jugo the vampire 26th Nov 2012, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
I would have walked into the sunlight...I just had a weird idea for a vampire in my wod campaign I really hope I can gm some day. This is going to be...Malkavian if I'm right.If it had ended I wouldn't have cared about Kiki or had any of the wonderfull consequences for being a fan.
Seraphim 22nd Mar 2012, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!The dead rising from the grave!Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!
Truthkeeper 22nd Mar 2012, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
I would totally have watched FiM as a series of movies, but it wouldn't have had the same effect.
Manulous 22nd Mar 2012, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
Now its time for side quests.
Karilyn 22nd Mar 2012, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
I anticipate the next comic to be agonizingly adorable as the main six all plead with the DM to continue, and even Rainbow Dash grudgingly admits she had fun and would like to continue.

I also anticipate a dozen commentors going HNNNNNNNG.

I also anticipate being 20% more recognizable now that I have an avatar.
Kaleopolitus 22nd Mar 2012, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
HNNNNNNNG.

Btw, do we know you? I have never seen your username before and I think I should be feeling guilty for that now.
Karilyn 22nd Mar 2012, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
@Kaleopolitus
>Btw, do we know you?

EXACTLY THE POINT MY FRIEND, and I'm quite glad you asked that question, for you see I've posted on this here webcomic at least a good dozen or fifty times, and I dare say that without an avatar, it is right hard to recognize a lady. While I have not posted quite the volumes as some gentlemen such as yourself have, I reckoned that it was a darn shame to continue posting in virtual anonymity despite having a username, and an avatar is a right smashing way to make oneself known, jolly good now, don'tcha know?
kriss1989 22nd Mar 2012, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
This must be "register and get avatars day" or something.
Lyntermas 22nd Mar 2012, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
Hey guys! I finally registered yesterday and got my very own...avatar. Ah man, now it just looks like I'm jumping on the bandwagon.
banjo2E 22nd Mar 2012, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
banjo2E
I like bandwagons! They're delicious!
CharginChuck 22nd Mar 2012, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
Why yes they are!
Raxon 16th Jun 2012, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
A bandwagon!? I CALL TUBA!
Marioaddict 1st Nov 2013, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
And thus, the legend of Raxon was born. Who would have thought that a mere 70-ish pages ago, he would go on to bring much joy and laughter to the readers of this comic? No one could have guessed. But deep down, we all knew it was destined to happen. Deep down, we knew it was fate.

Thank you, Raxon.

~Commenter from the future.
Ranubis 22nd Mar 2012, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
Ranubis
@Lyntermas

Well, you did manage to get your avatar moving. How'd you do that, anyway?

Also, @Karilyn

HNNNNNNNG. And that's so true about language! Whenever my sister and I try to talk British, it never fails that we end up in extreme Southern accents. Why does that happen? How does a brain switch from Fancy to Farm, unless you're Applejack?
Lyntermas 22nd Mar 2012, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
@Ranubis
You just post a gif instead of a jpg. There's a whole bunch of pony gifs at http://simbada93.livejournal.com/tag/my%20little%20pony.
Azureink 22nd Mar 2012, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
I accept that challenge. I am now 20% cooler and not a seal (of approval).
Karilyn 22nd Mar 2012, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
Well it's actually rather simple Ranubis. If one of your hobbies was linguistics like my girlfriend, you might be aware that Southern Americans actually have the closest accent of English, in any part of the world, to the accent of English which was most widely spoken by the British common class at the time of the early colonization of the America South. There's been virtually no change in Southern English accent since early colonization, while the most common British English accents, and most common American English accents, have changed somewhat significantly (or at least something like that, I'd have to confer with her to be confident on that claim).

Errrrr... yeah... PEOPLE CLAIMING STUFF ON THE INTERNET WITHOUT CITATIONS.

(Random fun fact of the day: Southern American Dialects are the largest accent group in the United States. This fact was brought to you by Wikipedia, and is probably not actually true.)

But what do I know, I'm not the linguist, and I'm just making this up as I go along.
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 9:41 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
First of all... I agree, who ARE you?

Second, maybe up to and including Victorian
period south, but there is little similarity between any English accent and the modern common American southern accent. occasionally you'll have a few words that cross over (jamaican "bacon" and english "beer can" is an example), but for the most part its like switching on a light.

Third... I got one too. But I got mine last night and used it first last page, so you know, hipster talk and all that.
Demonu 22nd Mar 2012, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
Demonu
I'm not using an avatar and I can't be arsed to shrink down the one I use on other fora because then it would get too small.

Besides, I think people would notice me when I post something significant...

Scratch that, I've decided to go with an old favourite of mine.
Kaleopolitus 22nd Mar 2012, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
Omfg. Is that question from Justice League..?


I think I just fell in love.

(Ps, Bronymous is hipster level 508)
Demonu 22nd Mar 2012, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Demonu
Yes, it is.

And no homo, right? ^^'

Oh, small question: are you the same Kaleopolitus who has a profile over at fanfiction.net?
Kaleopolitus 22nd Mar 2012, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
>And no homo, right? ^^'

I'm not sure... :O

Also, Akouma, you already had your avatar for some time >.>
Demonu 22nd Mar 2012, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Demonu
I'm grossed out and uncomfortable, yet strangely flattered...

Small question again: Are you the same Kaleopolitus who has an account on Fanfiction.net? Because that would be very interesting to know...
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
That is me, yes. Though I've practically foresaken writing now. No inspiration with a lack of interest from readers killed it for me.

I'm the kind of guy who would do things for the sake of others, so when nobody bothers to read what I write I end up with nothing.
(Not that people should have read it, my stories sucked! I'm not sure I updated FF completely, but it is updated completely here: http://blackraider78.deviantart.com/)

Also: Thank you, GuyWithPasta for NOT getting an avatar >.>'
Demonu 23rd Mar 2012, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Demonu
Dat is interessant.
Zeer interessant in feite :)

Maar om de anderen niet uit te sluiten, let's continue in English, shall we? ^^
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
You have no idea how much I agree with that.
Raxon 16th Jun 2012, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
@Demonu We can't all have a faceless psychotic as our avatar. Just the lucky ones.
Technature 22nd Mar 2012, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Technature
I know I don't post much, but I decided...to get...my own...

...damn it.
Akouma 22nd Mar 2012, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Akouma
Figure I might as well jump on the avatar parade. And my avatar is best avatar since it has the master race of 4e D&D. (I really love Shardminds. I believe I've mentioned that. Many times.)
MirrorImage 22nd Mar 2012, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
MirrorImage
I can has avatar?
Videocrazy 22nd Mar 2012, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
Videocrazy
Well, since this is going on, I might as well stop lurking in the comments thread. Or try to, at any rate.
Krazymouse 22nd Mar 2012, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
Krazymouse
Time to stop lurking and jump on the bandwagon! Happy Make-A-Profile Day Everyone!!!!
Rentok 22nd Mar 2012, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Rentok
I've apparently had an account on comicfury for a while? Who knew, right? Guess I might as well add an avatar and subscribe. I think this might be the webcomic that caused me to create the comicfury account in the first place, I forgot I had it.
reynard61 22nd Mar 2012, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
reynard61
Dang! Same here! I don't remember making this account, but it's nice that I can now show my "true" self.
Zaerosz 22nd Mar 2012, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
Zaerosz
Well, since everyone else is doing it...
GuyWithPasta 22nd Mar 2012, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Bandwagons are for squares.
Brainstorm 23rd Mar 2012, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
Y'know, now that the avatar bandwagon has rolled into place, us little folk without avatars are going to stand out almost as much as avatar folk did when no one had pretty pictures by their name. XD
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Yeah, except after this page you're only gonna see all of them like once per page, and the same 6-8 over and over again. Lets not forget who runs these comments.
Tsuki-uma 23rd Mar 2012, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Tsuki-uma
Hey look, a bandwagon! *jumps in*
Videocrazy 23rd Mar 2012, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
Videocrazy
Heh. Usually when I'm involved in a bandwagon, someone gets "lynched".
Urthdigger 23rd Mar 2012, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
Urthdigger
Avatars for everyone!
Dfield 23rd Mar 2012, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
I wanted to combo break,but i saw commenter with no avatars... no, i don't want one
Raxon 16th Jun 2012, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I know, it's weird. Where the heck is my darned angry mob? It's like nobody appreciates what I do! Inconsiderate is what it is. Makin a man wait on his lynch mob. Do I have to write a horrible Jabba/Gummy crossover crackfic? Give me the mob, and Jabba doesn't have to be seduced by Jedi Master Gummy.
gallowsCalibrator 1st Sep 2013, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
gallowsCalibrator
My apologies. I'll go whip one of those up for you right away. I know a guy...
Orion 22nd Mar 2012, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
If it had ended there then it never would have taken off at all. It only got really noticed starting around episodes 3 and 4.
kriss1989 22nd Mar 2012, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
"Well it was a better TV movie than that one with the smooz thing if you remember that. My kids liked it and it wasn't painful to sit through. The ending just kinda comes out from nowhere but what do you expect, it's just a kids movie."
Digo 22nd Mar 2012, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
I didn't learn about the show until the episode "Bridle Gossip" aired so I guess i'd just never have heard of "FiM" had it only gone 2 episodes.
I'd of survived fine, just wouldn't have any reason to watch TV on Saturday mornings. It would be a shame for my daughter though, as she really enjoys the toys and online games on the Hub website.

Still, I'm glad it's gone as far as it has.
Karilyn 22nd Mar 2012, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
Actually I started off parodying the Flim-Flam Brothers, but I lost it midway through, and started combining both stereotypical British with stereotypical American Southerner, into some sort of horrible bastardization of the English language.

"I ain't reckon that none of ya'll would care a spot of tea and some crumpets?"
Karilyn 22nd Mar 2012, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
Well surely it would have been an excellent two part episode. So good that they would make a trilogy out of it, which would receive critical acclaim. But then twenty years later due to popular demand they would make a prequel trilogy that follows Twilight Sparkle's father Nightmare Moon (don't ask), as she descends into madness and embraces the Dark Side, and changes from Princess Luna into Nightmare Moon. This prequel trilogy will be universally hated and tarnish everybody's memory of the original trilogy, and nerds will crawl into their basements and cling to their slashfics and pretend that A Pony Menace, Attack of the Ponies, and Revenge of the Pony never occurred, all while simultaneously begging Lauren Faust to write a sequel trilogy.
Kaleopolitus 22nd Mar 2012, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
Dammit.

You just had to do it, didn't you?
Lyntermas 22nd Mar 2012, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
So, like the ending to the season two opening? Just a general "we won" dealie without knowing if Twilight stayed in Ponyville and wrote letters to Celestia about friendship? Hmm, might make a nice one-shot, but I don't think "bronies" would have happened. The continuity of the show, the natural development of the characters, and the "not just for kids" vibe were mostly due to the continued series.

Yeah, if it had only been a two-parter, I probably never would have heard of it, or at least pursued it. I think I remember my first contact with FiM: Flutterguy singing "Evil Enchantress". I didn't know the context or anything, but it just struck me as something special. So I'm personally glad they decided to continue it.
sjosten 22nd Mar 2012, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
Even if you hadn't flat-out told us it wouldn't end now, we would know more was coming. First of all, that wasn't the end of the episode. Secondly, there was way too much foreshadowing of later episodes. Thirdly, you would have made it longer if this was it. I mean, two episodes really only has about forty minutes of the actual show. It would be at least a full hour if you were just going to end it here.
Lyntermas 22nd Mar 2012, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I think Newbiespud was contemplating if the original SHOW just ended here, not the comic.
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
But that Quadruple length Comic #100 is right around the corner, and he's running short on scenes to use.
sjosten 23rd Mar 2012, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh. Well then, what I said about episode length would still stand. Also, new fans would beg for a new episode/movie and would probably be given one eventually. However, Lauren Faust might have gotten Galaxy Girls, so we might not have been upset for too long.
Goblin Scribe 22nd Mar 2012, 8:34 AM edit delete reply
And THIS is why going off the rails is a bad idea. :33
Guest 22nd Mar 2012, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
What are you talking about? Now the rest of the series can occur without that pesky 'adventuring' getting in the way. This is a GOOD thing.
Guest 22nd Mar 2012, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
I do think the series would have been better if they'd been able to pull off a higher percentage of adventuring episodes like in the original concept.
TaraSwanwing 22nd Mar 2012, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Hmmm, do I know you? Goblin scribe...., oh, yes, Nepeta! It IS you!
QIN THE KIRIN 22nd Mar 2012, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
if mlp fim, whas ended here... no i cant think on nothing more awful. im just glad, the things are the way thy are now. MLP FIM FOREVER!!!.
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
If FiM would have ended there... I would never have gotten to know it. I came in around July 2011, after the entire first season, and the second season about to start, so I had a lot to fuel my fandom at the beginning. But just a one shot like this? The world would be a different place.
soulsaber 22nd Mar 2012, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
Can somepony say Discord?
Isher 22nd Mar 2012, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Discord!
sjosten 23rd Mar 2012, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
John de Lancie.
Timothy 22nd Mar 2012, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
My Little Pony ending here? That would be THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING.
PrincessSpectra 22nd Mar 2012, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
PrincessSpectra
Had MLP:FiM ended after the pilot, I would've never known about it. A friend got me into the series in July/August of 2011.

(Also, yay, avatar bandwagon!)
Drake 22nd Mar 2012, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
I shudder to think of FiM only being those two parts. Not because I dislike them, but because I only started watching it after hearing all the good feedback it received. Maybe a movie could have spawned this fandom, maybe not, but I know that if it weren't the massive fanbase I never would have given the show a chance.

I first joined the brony bandwagon a little bit before the season 2 premeire. I watched the two parter, thought it wasn't bad, but still not the best cartoon ever. I went on to the next episode and before I knew it I was eight episodes in and escape was no longer an option.
techogre 22nd Mar 2012, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
techogre
Since everyone else is showing off their snazzy avatars, I thought I would too.

As for the series ending after the pilot, I doubt I would have watched it. I got into it between the first and second season.
Winged Kitsune 22nd Mar 2012, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
I would still be in a deep depression if the two pilot episodes were it. I didn't really become a Brony until near the beginning of January when I decided to watch the episodes on Youtube at the prodding of some friends.

I instantly fell in love with the characters, Twilight being my favorite pony. Which reminds me, I better get to coloring my latest picture of her. :P
HMorris73 22nd Mar 2012, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
I'm with others in thinking there probably would have been more to the pilot in that case. I've heard the original idea was for Zecora to be the one to tell them about the Elements of Harmony for example.
Laurence 22nd Mar 2012, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
For the question (what if the two part pilot was all there was?), I guess it depends in what manner these two were made. For example, if it was made to 'test the waters', and if they didn't get the response they were looking for? I know I wouldn't have gotten addicted to ponies. I came into contact with the show around 2/3s of the way through season one, and the first two episodes I watched were 'Swarm of the Century' and 'Sonic Rainboom'.

Actually, the more I think about it, the more depressing the thoughts become. There's been so many great fan works this show has inspired (this comic included coughbrownnosingcough) that I've enjoyed as much as what Hasbro had put out, it becomes really hard to imagine where all of my attention and time that I've spent in the last year would have gone. Probably into some silly MMORPG or the like, especially since with my wonky schedule I really only get together with my friends during the weekend.

Okay, no more of this thought experiment for me. Luckily, we DO still have more FiM coming our way, so for now, we have a 'Happy Ending Forever', just like the title of today's strip.
Kaleopolitus 22nd Mar 2012, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
SO MANY (*) AVATARS. I CAN'T REMEMBER THEM ALL AT THIS RATE ;_;

But really, someone needs to count out the amount of recently joined avatar users.
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
11 new avatars. I would like to know how many of those new avatars are new accounts, and how many are previous members who just now added one.

You can expect mine to change rather frequently, though, now that I know how to do it.
CharginChuck 23rd Mar 2012, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
Well, I've made a few posts here and there under this same name, but I only just registered to jump on the bandwagon.
darkwulf23 22nd Mar 2012, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
darkwulf23
Well, here's one more you're not going to remember
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
12
McBehrer 22nd Mar 2012, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
McBehrer
yay, new avatars!
Krazymouse 22nd Mar 2012, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Krazymouse
Avatar's rule!!!
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Im done counting
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
I understand, Bronymous. Don't push yourself on my account.
Jet 23rd Mar 2012, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
Jet
Everyone is everyone, that means me too :P
Karilyn 23rd Mar 2012, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
Karilyn
I think we're up to 26 at the point of this post, not including myself, which would be 27. But I may be counting someone twice.

I feel special. I started a bandwagon.
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
No, Erin started a bandwagon when she asked how to get an avatar last page, and everyone else decided to do it, too.
Urthdigger 23rd Mar 2012, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
Urthdigger
I grabbed my avatar about 3 days ago. So, I jumped on the bandwagon before it started.
Xolvomir 22nd Mar 2012, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
Xolvomir
A lot would be different for me if they only had the two-part pilot. For example, I'm currently playing in an Exalted game. The guy running the game is a classmate of a friend of mine, and the reason they started hanging out and became friends is because they're both bronies. There wouldn't be any brony fandom if it was just the two episodes, which means a lot of friends would have ended up never being made. That is a sad thing to think about.
Dinoman666 22nd Mar 2012, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Hello everypony!

I'm new on the comment board, but I've been following the comic from strip one, and it's definitely one of my favorite webcomics right now (I totally didn't join in on the comments board because of the avatar bandwagon. Nope, no-how. Though I would like to find one that's small enough to use...).

Anyways, to answer your question (though I think several people have already said this), if the series had ended with a two-parter, well, we wouldn't be here right now, would we? We'd probably be doing something... *shudder* NON-PONY RELATED.

Sweet Celestia...
darkwulf23 22nd Mar 2012, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
darkwulf23
Yep, jumping on the bandwagon with the avatar thing. And if anyone is curious on where I got the image from, it's from a story located on fimfiction.net and it's about what happens if Harry Dresden arrives in the pony universe.

Here it is if anyone wants to read it.

http://www.fimfiction.net/user/psychicscubadiver

Start with The Dresden Fillies: Strange Friends.
kriss1989 23rd Mar 2012, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Love the series.

"If you summon Captain Planet, I am out of here."
Azureink 22nd Mar 2012, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
So we are still getting a comic on Saturday right? You aren't going on hiatus for a few weeks so we all go insane with wanting are you?
Lyntermas 22nd Mar 2012, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I don't think he will. If he does, we WILL find him, and beg him for more. And if we can't...

Umiyuri will find him. And her wrath is not something I would wish on anypony.
darkwulf23 22nd Mar 2012, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
darkwulf23
OK that comment could not work nearly so well without your Spikey Wiplash avatar over there. You get a cupcake.
Azureink 22nd Mar 2012, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
The pony creator allows for quite the interesting ponies. I like mine so much that I am making it my avatar here.
Aegis Steadfast 22nd Mar 2012, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Aegis Steadfast
Looks like a seal to me.
Newbiespud 22nd Mar 2012, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Refresh the page, and the avatar will update. I had the same problem, oddly enough.
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
How did you get so much of the picture into the dimensions? I tried that with mine at first but all I could get was my eye and a snippet of my mane.
Aegis Steadfast 23rd Mar 2012, 3:28 AM edit delete reply
Aegis Steadfast
I just used paint and kept hitting the resize button then typing 99 rinsing and repeating until it's small enough.
Rentok 23rd Mar 2012, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Rentok
Mine took some careful pixel-altering after resizing, but I basically used the same method to get this avatar out of the create-a-pony. Paint, the selection tool (with transparency if needed), and careful resizing.
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Oh. I was just cropping mine until it fit.
Blackie62 22nd Mar 2012, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
Then no one would catch onto its brilliance and this glorious phenomenon we've bared witness to would never occur.
Artsy 22nd Mar 2012, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
You fillies and gentlecolts are incredible. I didn't have any idea how to post a comment until right now. And I'm still pretty sure it won't work.
Krazymouse 22nd Mar 2012, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
Krazymouse
Lets see... if it ended now, that would suck. Period. So don't do it!!

I'm personally interested in how you'll do the Cutey Mark Crusaders. I feel as if you need to do add session play, where you get to play another character for a while. This'd especially work well for all the CMC episodes as well ponies like Daring Doo, and a lot of the Season 2 episodes (Which have really been singular character centered if anyone has noticed)
Guest 22nd Mar 2012, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Regarding Southern American accents, it's true about Southerners speaking with an English accent, we just speak it with a different emphasis for parts of the words.

English accent spoken by the English is spoken in a flat tone, while Southerners speak it in a more rolling lyrical tone to put more emphasis in it.

This fact has been in a few documentaries, and I even picked up a companion book for one of them, 'The History of English' at a library sale.

Fascinating read about the history of the English language from a pidgin trade language between early Britons and the various peoples on the continent to a global trade and technical language.
Colin 22nd Mar 2012, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
That butthurt lady would probably not have lambasted it. When /co/ found it they wouldn't have been quite so enamoured. It would have died after a few generals, never become part of the lore of 4chan for its reaction images, and the original pony fans would have been happy to have a new movie.
KaneBlaireau 22nd Mar 2012, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
KaneBlaireau
First time writing in. I REALLY hope this isn't the end, but if it is...I'm pretty happy with it. VERY nicely done on this whole story line! Thanks.
Bronymous 22nd Mar 2012, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Raise your hand if you already know the answer to the question "Is Newbie going to continue the comic after this or is it going to end here?"

Seriously guys, making it really hard for me not to be a sarcastic douche. And I am trying.
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
*Raises hand and flies off into the stars*
Colin 23rd Mar 2012, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
ADVENTURE!
Digo 23rd Mar 2012, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
"But wait! What was Professor Utonium doing making little girls in the first place?"
O_o
Anvildude 23rd Mar 2012, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
It's obviously because he somehow stumbled upon the recipe for LIFE itself, and decided to mix up a batch. It just happened that it was the recipe for female human life. Ask yourself, would it have been better if he'd mixed up a batch of little boys?
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 12:00 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Potentially. I myself was once a little boy, and I must admit it was thoroughly enjoyable.
HopeFox 23rd Mar 2012, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
Without the series hook, it's actually a pretty good ending. Twilight learns her lesson about the value of having friends, and everypony is happy. I think I would have survived. Making the whole thing a longer movie (or TV special) would have made sense, though.
technopony 23rd Mar 2012, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
I need an avatar to be an individual just like everyone else!
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
Actually, don't. You'll be original.
DracoS 23rd Mar 2012, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
You'll be as original as all the other people who don't feel like registering.

Also, you won't have to endure the scorn of avatar hipsters who had pictures before it was popular.
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
Like me. :D
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
You know, I had been joking before when I brought up hipsters, but now I'm actually considering dropping my avatar because I don't want to be associated with the whole bandwagon thing.

And I will also say this. You may have had your avatar before everyone else, but I was on that pony creator before any of you.

So, yeah. Hipster fight ready go.
Kaleopolitus 23rd Mar 2012, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
Kaleopolitus
I dont even USE it, so your hipsterness does not apply to me.
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Well you should, that's how unhip you are.
Aegis Steadfast 23rd Mar 2012, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Aegis Steadfast
Hipster, psh.

I was a fan of my little pony before Faust herself! (probably), but I'm no hipster, oh no, I went beyond.

I'm a thighster!
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Whatever. This hipster fight is too mainstream anyway.
Raxon 16th Jun 2012, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I watched MLP when they had flutter ponies, AppleJack was an apple obsessed klutz, and wild bushwoolies roamed the earth. I prefer the mainstream ponies.

I also have a friend who hates new gens, and prefers her G1 ponies. She calls the new versions anorexia ponies. Ah well, nostalgia filters, full speed ahead!
DracoS 23rd Mar 2012, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Assuming that A) Friendship is Magic was only supposed to last two episodes and B) they were supposed to be normal-length episodes, I think the following would have happened:

1. The fanbase wouldn't be as huge. You'd have a cult following most likely.

2. There'd easily be almost no pony memes since a lot of the catchphrases like 20% Cooler and Yay wouldn't have existed.

3. Hasbro would've advertised the hell out of it and probably put it on DVD/Blu-Ray right away with some toy support.
modulusshift 23rd Mar 2012, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
...So, they'd do the things we want them to do now that we are an actual fanbase?

They would have put a lot more work into those two episodes.
I know they were still working out the timing, but seriously, do a joke count of jokes you actually laughed at to jokes you didn't even notice, and the same with season 2 pilot, and you'll have a good figure of how much they've improved.
Even the last few normal episodes of season had a much better ratio there.
Demonu 24th Mar 2012, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
Demonu
Not entirely fair, don't you think?

Afterall, the season 2 pilot had Discord.
Bronymous 23rd Mar 2012, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Bronymous
Knowing Fuzzbucket isn't cool though.
DB 23rd Mar 2012, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
“[T]he slice-of-life wasn't part of the original plan as much as the high adventure was.”

According to an interview with Ms. Faust, she specifically addressed that rumor by saying that her original intent was to split slice-of-life and adventure fifty-fifty, but things didn’t work out that way.
YetAnotherBrony 23rd Mar 2012, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
If the series had ended at the end of the 2-part premiere, I would have never become a brony. I first became one a little after "The Best Night Ever" came out. I got into it after reading the Fan Nicknames page on the series in TvTropes.
Steel 23rd Mar 2012, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
if it had just ended there I think i would have said " Huh.... they wasted some good characters on that...still it was cool" but the force that is ponies can not be stopped, they will find a way.

Also....Silly GM you can ALWAYS find a way for the show to go on. Just never let the players see ya sweat.
Scienceandponies 24th Mar 2012, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
oh god it would have been firefly all over again!
Raxon 16th Jun 2012, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I never would have discovered the zen of Pinkie! My fourth wall breaking abilities would still be deeply suppressed, and I never would have realized that I'm actually just a beautiful, texty, comment about a comic that's based on a cartoon from a franchise that's thirty years old!
Lady Chaomii 1st Jul 2012, 1:04 AM edit delete reply
The apocalyptic prophesies of 2012 would come true and there would be no love and tolerance to stop it.
Guest 27th Dec 2013, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
if it had ended right there i think we would have a "little witch academia" situation in our hands. the two parter was before the kickstarter boom, no? i guess hasbro would have just gotten bombarded with mail and e mails and stuff to make more.