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Horse Voice

Joined April 2012
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For the little ponies, I dig little graves.

Stories (6)

  • The Writing on the Wall
    Beneath the earth rests something beyond equine understanding.

    6,207 words · 7,246 views · 329 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Savage Way
    You're a whole different pony when you're scared.
    4,984 words · 2,593 views · 257 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Wild Fire
    When Wild Fire got her name, it wasn't through friendship or magic.
    8,871 words · 526 views · 64 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Biblical Monsters
    "Put your boots on," Adams said. "There's a biblical monster in my house."
    10,947 words · 10,205 views · 1,294 likes · 134 dislikes
  • "Scrap Paper" and "Pinkamena"
    4,364 words · 787 views · 59 likes · 5 dislikes
  • The Great Purple Unicorn Troll: Ultimate Edition
    3,123 words · 912 views · 51 likes · 11 dislikes

Blog Posts (63)

Aug
18th
2013

So, I assume you've all seen that trailer by now.

There have been lots of opinions flying around regarding Equestria Girls's quality, or lack thereof. But I'm more interested in its effect on canon. The way I see it, there are two possibilities.

1) The show makes no reference to the film. If you're writing fan fiction, this would mean that you could decide for yourself whether it's canon, or just a "what if?" story. Dragonball Z is an example of this.

2) The show references the film; it's canon, whether we like it or not.

Obviously, the first possibility gives the fanfic writer more flexibility. I for one am a big proponent of not-crap Human stories, and would like to continue writing them, unimpeded.

One of the unique aspects of the Human genre, is the strong sense of "otherness"--that thrill of discovery as the ponies meet an alien, or mythical creature, or species they thought was extinct, or whatever. If ponies know about humans, then the era of First Contact stories in fan fiction may be nearing its end.

And I think that would be a shame. It's true most of these stories are rubbish, but misuse of a thing does not abrogate its proper use. With canonical humans in Equestria, "Biblical Monsters" simply could not have happened. Nor could Anthropology. And I'm sure you can name a few.

So, if any of you fine readers have original ideas for Human stories, you had better hustle, because this sucker comes out in June.

(Note: that this point, the author begins to talk about his plans for future stories. By all means, skip it if you're uninterested.)

Why-oh-why couldn't I have written faster?

Luckily, I've already used my best ideas for Human stories. Four usable ones remain: a short story, a novella, a clopfic, and a full novel. The clopfic and novel take place in the same alternate universe as "The Savage Way" (yes, seriously) so they're alright in any case. The short story bears many resemblances to one of those I've already written, so it's no huge loss if it no longer works.

That leaves just the novella. The story I've been working on will have to wait until that novella is done, because next month may be the final deadline. Sorry, folks, but you'll have to wait a bit longer for the latest from the Horse House of Horror.

Be well.

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Comments ( 17 )

#1 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

I'll just tag the suckers as AU and mention it's pre-film/EQG.

EDIT: OH SNAP, anyone catch that luchador pony with the yellow and red combo, the 'new' main character or whatever?  Remind you of that bitchy chick from the trailer?

#2 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1075238

That is certainly a viable solution. But I've heard that the AU tag can turn people off from giving a story a chance.

Although, if EQG turns out to be widely reviled, that tag may turn people on to a story instead. We'll see.

#4 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1075269 If it does turn out to be cannon, then a new genre of stories could form: the world between worlds.

#5 · 48w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>1075317

Cool story bro.

#6 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·
#7 · 48w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Actually, it can all but be confirmed that this is a non canon. Jason Theissan was once asked whether humans would be introduced and replied that under no circumstances ever be canon to the cartoon storyline.

#8 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

Still, I'll ask Theissen again

#9 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1075608

True. But, that was a while ago. And if the big bosses disagree, it's not worth losing one's job over. Know what I mean?

I'm not saying for sure, one way or another, but yes, it would be great if you could ask.

#10 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

To be honest, I feel betrayed. I was assured that the movie won't, under any circumstances, interference with the show's Equestria, and believing firmly in this promise, I stood unflichingly as a rock in the howling firestorm of the fandom raging about EqG. This trailer, however, shows that yes, it's our favorite ponies from Equestria who're undertaking this quest (or at least Twilight), with Princess Celestia acknowledging it and everything. This negates any hope of an "alternative universe" setting - even if the human universe and the ponyverse are alternate universes, Twilight is still the same in both. No, really that was low. I still don't want to judge the actual movie before watching it, though, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.

I didn't really like the animation, however. Note that I'm no expert, so I can't tell if the actual quality was really worse than MLP:FiM.

The jokes about Twilight adjusting her human body were cute, though. Yes, they were basically the same jokes any average writer would write in their [Human] fic, but still.

Again, further judgement reserved until airing. Now back to the desk with you, Horse Voice!

#11 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1075961

I DO know it was officially announced that EG would be seperate of season 4, but the meaning of that is debateable. http://www.derpyhoovesnews.com/equestria-girls-premise-confirmed-rumored-concept-art/ if you read at the bottom in 'update'

#12 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1075964

Now back to the desk with you, Horse Voice!

.... Yes sir. :fluttershyouch:

#13 · 42w, 5d ago · · ·

Saw it though if it does become absolute cannon then it will cause alot of issues of HIE writers

#14 · 40w, 2d ago · · ·

i really don't hope it's canon. the movie was okay (i would give it 4 out of 10) but i don't think they should give twilight a boyfriend she already is a alicorn they should give the others some attention too

#15 · 36w, 3d ago · · ·

I think I'm the only one thinking this, but I'm hoping the movie is canon. I loved the movie a lot. sure it has flaws, but I still really enjoyed myself with. If it becomes canon then we'll have an episode of Twilight learning how to act on a date with Flash Sentry (the pony version). Just think of all the hilarious jokes and references that episode could make. Plus when the show runs out of seasons they can just fall onto the human versions for a spin off. That doesn't sounds very entertaining at first, but I'm willing to give it a chance just like I gave this show and fandom a chance.

#16 · 36w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1263466

We'll see if season 4 references it. If not, I would like to call it "optional canon". It's only canon if you want it to be.

And hey, it was actually kind of fun. :pinkiehappy:

#17 · 26w, 3d ago · · ·

I think that movie was ok. Very good for little girls:twilightsmile:

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