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"If you think that anyone writes dark stories as masterfully as Horse Voice, you are sorely mistaken."  --BronyWriter


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  • 6w, 6d
    A few notes on "Long Live Sonata Dusk"

    (EDIT: Derp! I neglected to mention this story also got reviewed by Seattle's Angels and The Last Roundup! Thanks, guys!)

    1. Yesterday, Bookish Delight* added my humble story to the EqG group's "Cream of the Crop" folder. It's the first Dark story to get in there, and I couldn't possibly be more pleased; just look at my big, toothy grin. I could grin like this forever, and ever, and...

    2. Interestingly, on the same day my story ran, another story was published, also involving Mr. Death, the sirens, and an accident on a highway. (The story is actually quite good, involving a dark-fantastical take on the Prisoner's Dilemma.) How about that--even the events surrounding my stories are full of eerie coincidences.

    3. The godawful song sung by my Mr. Death was written by me a number of years ago. I'm not in the habit of writing verse, as if it wasn't obvious. Without further buildup, here is Horse Voice's "The Ballad of Nasty Joe" in full. (The horror, the horror...)

    Well,

    This is the story o’ Nasty Joe

    A man who dealt in drugs

    He’d play at games o’ chance an’ death

    With a motley band o’ thugs

    An idea they had: the fear

    O’ death would get you high

    They’d play Russian Roulette with scag

    The loser was to die

    They took a pistol and they spun

    The chambers ‘round an’ ‘round

    They spread the White Death all over

    In lines upon the ground

    An’ any man who spun the gun

    An’ shot it to his head

    An’ didn’t croak could take a sniff

    ‘Till he was high or dead

    The game went on and no one died

    Though chance was one in six

    For all is still in good fun when

    The hammer only clicks

    Now Nasty Joe, he spun the gun

    An’ took another sniff

    An’ picked it up at once again

    To play for one last whiff

    For he was one to chance the fate

    Of which they would make light

    He held it to his head once more

    An’ he pulled the trigger tight

    Well,

    That piece o’ lead

    Hit ol’ Joe’s head

    Just underneath the hair

    An’ out it came

    An’ bits o’ brain

    Were blown out everywhere

    They rushed him to the hospital

    ‘Twas just a moment’s drive

    The Doc could not believe it that

    This man was still alive

    Put him to sleep, opened him up

    An’ took a look inside

    An’ half his frontal lobe was gone

    But boy, he hadn’t died

    And as I close I tell you, sir

    As honest as I can

    From that day forth, ol’ Nasty Joe

    Was a kinder, gentler man!


    *If there's one thing I know about bookish delight, it's that you should never accept it from strange witches. :pinkiecrazy:

    5 comments · 112 views
  • 11w, 3d
    Long Live RainbowBob

    About two days ago, RainbowBob was in a bad traffic accident.

    His leg is broken, as are several bones in his right arm. He's in constant pain, despite medication.

    Moral support is important at times like these, so please drop by and say a few kind words.

    (Long Live Sonata Dusk tagged for relevant themes.)

    4 comments · 145 views
  • 13w, 4d
    This Nightmare Night

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  • 16w, 4d
    A Few Thoughts on "Rainbow Rocks"

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  • 17w, 3d
    "Leviathan" Audiobook by Ilya Leonov

    Well, bless my bones! Ilya Leonov, the golden voice of the pony fandom, was so impressed by Leviathan that he made an audiobook version in record time.

    This is the second audiobook based on a Horse Voice story, and as before, I find myself absolutely floored by its quality. Big thanks, Ilya!

    Now if you'll excuse me, I need to listen to it a few more times.

    5 comments · 158 views
  • 17w, 4d
    Signal Boost: Please Help Scribbler

    Hello, Monsters fans.

    You will surely remember Scribbler, who did the audiobook for this story, and was on the panel for the Heroic Review's excellent analysis of the same. She also organized the charity effort for Pounce, (also plugged in this space a while back) after he was financially buried by medical bills. The fandom stepped up to the plate for him. Now, let's step up for Scribbler.

    I'll let Illya Leonov explain:


    The GoFundMe campaign may be found here.

    4 comments · 221 views
  • 19w, 2d
    "The Writing on the Wall" now has a TV Tropes page

    Well, rattle my bones! Titanium Dragon was kind enough to build a TV Tropes page for my humble adventure-horror one-shot.

    This entry is special, because due to the nature of the story, the list of tropes actually contains more spoilered than unspoilered text. If there's another page like that... well, I'd be curious to see it.

    So big thanks to TD, and a warm welcome to everyone who found this space through TVT.

    Be well, ponies!

    HV

    7 comments · 223 views
  • 20w, 6d
    About That Visual Companion...

    In March, I ran this visual companion to Monsters, with a promise to write a second part detailing the cultural artifacts and historic events that influenced the story. I originally planned to release it within a month or two, but ran into a problem. The stack of books I have on the relevant subjects is half a foot thick, not counting the covers. What I thought would be an easy project involving skimming a few books, now looks much more intimidating. This and other issues have led to the thing being as overdue as it is.

    So my question for you all is this: Is there still enough interest out there to justify making the second part? Or should I touch up the original to stand on its own, and apply myself to finally writing a new story?

    8 comments · 205 views
  • 21w, 3d
    The Evil Picture

    My father dropped by to visit twice this week. This is a little odd, since he died four years ago today.

    The first dream took place on the morning of the 26th, just before I woke up. I was laying awake in my bed in the townhouse we had roomed in just before he passed away. I heard him get up from his bed in the next room over. With laboring steps, he walked to mine unannounced and sat down in a chair beside me.

    I could tell he had been dead for at least a few days. His skin was ghastly pale, and he was leaking so many bodily fluids, he must have left a trail of them as he walked. But he was articulate—perhaps more so than in the last year he had been alive.

    He looked at me gravely and said, in typical dramatic fashion, "It's a horrible thing, seeing the Evil Picture."

    Intuitively, I knew what he meant. The Evil Picture is the image of someone close to you who has lost all faculty, and can do nothing except wait for his body to give up the ghost. Given time, you can come to accept it, but you will still carry the Evil Picture for the rest of your life.

    The second dream, which I have just woken from, took place in the house and neighborhood where I moved shortly after he passed away. He wasn't dead, and we were talking casually, like old friends. But at length, he asked to see some of the creative things I had been working on.

    I don't know if he referred to the stuff I've published here. I often advise my best friend on his science fiction stories, and no doubt Dad considered those a part of my body of work, at least by association. I admit I was worried about what he would say. Time skipped forward, as it often does in dreams, and all he said was that, in short, he had no ideological qualms with the themes of what I had worked on.

    It always bothers me to think I might do something he would have strongly disapproved of. Would he have reacted badly to my liking of cartoon ponies, I wonder? I tend to think he would have simply dismissed them. But then again, he was a lifelong fan of Rupert Bear, and shared my love of Calvin & Hobbes, so if he were alive to give ponies a chance, then maybe, just maybe, they could have gotten under his skin too.

    Well, since the Dad I remember doesn't disapprove of my work, it's back to the writing desk for me.

    18 comments · 217 views
  • 23w, 5d
    Wherefore Art Thou, Vox Equus?

    First off, real quick:

    If anyone's going to BronyCAN this year, you can catch Soundslikeponies, GaryOak, and myself doing a creative writing panel at 11:30 on Saturday, August 23.

    I'll only be there for the one day, but if you want to meet the skull guy in the flesh (or is that the bone?) you can catch me after the panel, when we will be informally chatting with attendees.

    Otherwise, you can easily pick me out of the crowd because my shirt will read "I EAT PONIES" in big letters.

    *  *  *

    Now, there's something I want to say, and to ask you all.

    With all the con reports coming out over the summer, I feel I should explain why I haven't finally gone to meet you fine folk at Everfree Northwest and other events. I would like to, but, well...

    There seem to be three stages of life as it pertains to fandom. A student usually has enough free time to go to cons. An adult who has had the same job for at least a few years can go on his vacation time. But guys like me, at the stage of life when they're clawing at the bottom rungs of the job market, often can't spare the time—or, for that matter, the money.

    People in my age group often have to grab the first job opportunity that comes along, and hold on for dear life until there are better options. And I intend to switch to a better option by the year's end, because the job I have is driving me batty. When this happens, my accrued vacation time will reset to zero. So next year isn't looking too good either.

    Still, GaryOak recently raised an interesting possibility. If I arranged a three-day weekend, bussed to Seattle, and only stayed two nights, I could pull it off. I might even qualify for a seat on a writing panel.

    But I wonder if it would be worth it. Due to circumstances beyond my control, my fandom participation over the past year has been pathetic. I haven't written or read much, and I can't seem to keep my word when I say I'll do something. Worse, I made a lot of bad impressions on people in the year after the publication of Monsters, mostly because I was in an evil mood for a long time. I wouldn't blame people for losing patience with me.

    So now I ask you, those who have stuck with me: Should I go, or not? Would it be worth it? Is there still any interest in experiencing my dementedness in person? Or should I make a point of rebuilding my reputation before I even think about it?

    Be well, everyone.

    8 comments · 157 views
  • 28w, 1d
    Any Arddun Lleuad fans out there?

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  • 31w, 1d
    Three days.

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  • 36w, 4d
    More Horse Voice Stories That Never Were

    Part one here.

    I don't know how common this is, but I seem to throw out about twice as many story ideas as I actually use.

    As you will see, this is a good thing.

    "Fearcraft Meets..."

    The Pitch:

    This blog post was actually a pilot for a story about an eccentric writer moving to Ponyville in search of a quiet place to write his new book, The Unspeakable Horror. It would be episodic—sort of like an Andrew Joshua Talon story—and in each chapter, he would get into some kind of conflict with a different pony... especially his nemesis, Vinyl Scratch.

    The Problem:

    "Oh look," the readers said, "another long story about an OC coming to town. Pass."

    Besides:

    GaryOak kept threatening to write a clop spoof called Fearcraft Meats... No sex, please; I'm born-again. (Praise Celestia!)

    "Monster, Monster"

    The Pitch:

    The setup is similar to Kits's Who We Are: One of the Six is a changeling, and they've got to figure out which. In a shocking twist, it turns out changelings have replaced all of them except Twilight, and she's next.

    The Problem:

    The market for this subgenre is totally saturated, and the law of averages says someone out there has already written this.

    Besides:

    I want to prove I've changed my ways, and writing what looks like a piss-take against a story that doesn't deserve one isn't a good way to start.

    "Grimdark"

    The Pitch

    Ponyville is invaded by evil fanon versions of the townsfolk from a twisted alternate reality.

    The Problem:

    It's been done elsewhere. (Edit: And in the official comics, too.)

    Besides:

    My greatest rationale for this one is that I thought there ought to be a story with this title. Typical Horse Voice.

    "The Gilded Cage"

    The Pitch:

    For two years, a human has been kept as a pet by the alicorns. They have given him everything except his freedom, saying he must stay in a castle suite for his own safety. When he finds out they're actually changelings, he begins planning his escape.

    The Problem:

    It was too much like the first act of the film Oldboy.

    Besides:

    I was going to give it an ambiguous ending, in which the human is rescued by a squadron of Wonderbolts, but wonders if they're not also changelings. When I pitched this to a few guys at my local meetup, it went over like a lead pegasus.

    "Daring Do Me"

    Rainbow writes straight (!) erotic fan fiction. As this would actually be a playful jab at clop writers, she would eventually go into full-on spaz mode, ripping pages from the typewriter and rubbing them all over her body. Then Scootaloo would walk in, and it would be, like, the most awkward moment ever.

    The Problem:

    See "Human Fetish" in the previous list of these.

    Besides:

    One of my most loyal readers once said to me, "At least you're not writing shitty clop."

    My response: "BRB, deletin' shitty clop."

    "The Horror of Molestia"

    The Pitch:

    Those who were around in 2011 may recall that before John Joseco turned "Molly" into a porn star, she was one of the fandom's original monsters, along with characters like Pinkamena, Krastos the Glue-Maker, and Nyx. So I thought I might try and bring her back to that, in the gothic style of an old horror movie.

    My first mistake was in thinking this was a good idea.

    The Problem:

    I seem to have a compulsive need to try and make a story about something important. I can't do straight-up good versus evil, even when that's all the concept calls for. There was no way this was going to happen without me needlessly over-complicating the themes.

    Besides:

    The Molly tumblr got the axe a few months ago, and it wouldn't be fair to kick a dead horse when it's down.

    *  *  *

    In other news, I have begun production on my next story. That doesn't mean I've written anything, mind. The research portion of Horse Voice stories is a time-consuming process, but it's part of what makes them unique. I'm again delving into my interest in geoglyphology, so fans of The Writing on the Wall should like this one. I also have to rewatch a number of episodes, to get a handle on some characters I've never written before.

    It will be scary, and probably be my longest one yet. Despite this, it will be one of the lighter entries in the Horse Voice bibliography, relatively speaking.

    I almost decided to use a different idea—a one-shot that would, if anything, be even darker than Biblical Monsters. (!) But I'm saving that for Nightmare Night.

    To Do:

    Write second part of visual companion

    Prepare Wild Fire for publication

    Finish research for new story

    9 comments · 213 views
  • 37w, 3d
    About that finale...

    Excuse me a moment while I play appropriate music.








    Three years. That's how long I've been waiting for this episode.

    Ever since I discovered ponies in the summer of 2011, I thought they should bring back the villains from the pilot of the '80s cartoon. And I always wanted to see a full-bore rip-roaring fight like we just saw. But I was sure those things were too cool to ever happen. I thought that those of use who liked epic battles and such would always have to be content with fan fiction.

    Speaking of which, I found myself surprised by how similar this was to a story idea I was considering writing between seasons two and three--the one at the bottom of this list. Tirek and Skorpan would be released from Tartarus and take over Equestria. The final act would involve Skorpan betraying Tirek. And the climactic fight would be an impasse between Discord and Tirek, which would have ended with them both being shot by the Elements of Harmony. Tirek would disintegrate, and Discord's last words before he returned to stone would be, "Well, at least I got to see that." As it is now, I'm glad I never wrote it.

    As with last season's finale, I find myself at a bit of a loss. Where do you even go from here? How can this conflict possibly be topped? I mean, I guess we could find out what happened to Skorpan. Or visit a foreign country, like Saddle Arabia or wherever Zecora's from. There's a certain Crusade that's not over yet. And Discord's story obviously isn't over either. Hey, we already have a glimpse of Tartarus; why not a more in-depth exploration?

    Actually, that all sounds pretty cool. Bring on season five!

    20 comments · 382 views
  • 37w, 4d
    2011 classics—let's have 'em!

    Well, I won't do that again.

    I just emerged from over six months of graveyard work. For my international readers, that means the shift started in the late evening. Too much of it is bad for your health and sanity, and breeds indifference. My house became filthy, my social life dwindled, and I went into semi-retirement from ponies.

    I spent most of 2013, and the first few months of this year, in an evil mood—sometimes lashing out for stupid reasons, and rarely writing anything. I spent as much time drafting unpublished resignation letters as writing anything constructive. I felt like I was in a bad relationship—wanting to leave, but psychologically unable to.

    Now, I feel better than I have in ages. I want to return to the fold, and this time I don't want to invoke anger in myself or others. I want to make friends, and create things, and help people with their creations. But first I need a jump-start.

    I'm looking for the same magic I knew in 2011, when this pony business was all fresh and new. Remember when we only had one season? Remember when it seemed nothing could stop the fandom's rise? Remember when grimdark ponies were a really big thing? Remember when you could count the number of halfway-decent Human stories on one hand? Remember when iamnotacleverpony and iBringDaLulz were still making music?

    Hey, it's the 21st century; you're allowed to be nostalgic for stuff that happened only three years ago.

    So let's do a little show-and-tell. I would like to know what specific creations you loved in the early days. Art, artists, comics, stories, videos, tumblrs—everything. List as many as you want. Nothing is too small. If you weren't here in 2011, post the things that got you into ponies.

    For example, this is the big one for me:


    Imagine watching this while knowing nothing about ponies. When I saw it, they instantly had me in their clutches, though I didn't know it yet.

    Thanks in advance! Be well, friends.

    20 comments · 287 views
  • 47w, 3d
    Biblical Monsters: a Visual Companion

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  • 48w, 5d
    The Making of "The Savage Way"

    Publication on EqD, an entry in the Pony Fiction Vault, and now a feature by the Royal Guard. The Savage Way seems to be the proverbial Little Story That Could.

    I find this surprising, given its humble form: five thousand words, two characters, and two small, simply detailed settings. And structure-wise, it's sort of a one-act play.

    You might say it's literally an underdog story—that is, a story that itself is an underdog. How fitting that the point-of-view character is an unpopular background pony, who, at the time this story was written, was rarely used, and then only in romance stories. He never got to go on adventures, so I thought, "What the heck? I'll send him on one."

    You see, adventure is in my blood—sort of. My father's family are great travelers, but my mother's clan are all homebodies, so being a mix of the two, I like to stay home and read adventure stories. I particularly liked stories of shipwrecked survivors; from Robinson Crusoe to Lord of the Flies, I never saw a castaway story I didn't like.

    Two of these in particular had direct influences on my first pony story. Theodore Taylor's exemplary juvenile novel The Cay has a white American boy and an old black mariner stranded on a tiny Caribbean islet during the era of racial segregation in the Western world. The book and film The Black Stallion has the titular horse and a young boy (you see who these stories are written for) making friends after being shipwrecked. The Savage Way seems to be a reversal of these stories' shared theme of overcoming differences for the sake of survival and eventual friendship. Does extreme adversity bring people closer together, or does it set them against each other?

    (Let me just say, I hope neither you nor I are ever in a position to learn the answer for certain.)

    Another major influence was Arthur Porges's short story The Ruum.  Its short length, psychology, remote setting, and theme of the narrator as prey all contributed to the inclusion of these things in The Savage Way.

    Believe it or not, I almost gave up on this story without publishing it. In the summer of 2012, when I was just a crazy kid with a dream and a single, highly experimental story, I showed it to two of the resident critics on ponychan's /fic/ board, which at the time was the place to go to look for help. The first made a few good recommendations, and told me to send it to EqD.

    The second had been in the fandom for a long time, and had a reputation for being difficult to please. I thought if my story could impress him, it would certainly impress a prereader. I linked the story, and waited a week before a response appeared.

    It was without a doubt the worst advice on writing I have ever received.

    It was clear he didn't care about the story's quality, and didn't understand the theme I was going for. He insisted that essentially everything be changed, for blatantly arbitrary reasons. One of his complaints was that the human's name was "generic". He insisted that the whole story be rewritten to involve Rainbow and Gilda trapped in a cellar (I think he had a thing for Gilda). And if it absolutely had to take place on an island, it should be a desert island, rather than a grassy one.

    It soon grew clear that he wanted me to write a story to his particular taste, rather than improve the story I wanted to write.

    If I had known better, I would simply have walked away. But I was fighting a rather nasty flu at the time, and wasn't thinking clearly. Trying to keep my manner light, I explained why I wouldn't be following his advice.

    To say he tore me up one side and down the other would almost be an understatement. If his initial critique was unprofessional, his second response was a full-scale assault on good taste. He tried to refute what I said by making a lot of baseless assumptions and substituting his own opinions for facts, while using a slew of rather uncreative profanity.

    Then he called me "argumentative".

    In the end, this person caused me to make exactly zero changes to The Savage Way. But I strongly considered abandoning the whole enterprise. Why contribute to a fandom in which such people were respected?

    In the interest of closure, I put it on fimfiction. As I recall, about five people saw it before it dropped off the front page. One of them, Detective Chmilewsky, said I should send it to Equestria Daily. Though doubtful, I did so.

    The prereader passed it with only stylistic changes.

    Next thing you knew, I had a dozen followers. That doesn't sound like a lot, but it proved the public wouldn't necessarily reject oddball stories. (It was about this time that I met GaryOak, and we agreed to edit one another's work.)

    Some months later, I got a message from RBDash47—the curator of the Pony Fiction Vault.

    And now, this humble story about a man and a pony on an island has gained yet another accolade. A year and a half ago, a respected critic made the ultimate bad call.

    Let this stand as a lesson to aspiring creators: Just because a critic is harsh, or even respected, does not necessarily mean he knows what he's talking about. Think for yourself, and don't be afraid to seek second opinions.

    Be well, everyone.

    HV

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  • 54w, 2d
    The Days of Greys

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  • 55w, 4d
    Emergency signal boost: Please Help Pounce

    Fans of "Biblical Monsters" will surely know Scribbler. She made the audiobook of that story, and together with the cast of her radio drama "The Heroic Tale of Heroically Heroic Heroes," put together an in-depth review of it, which is a must-listen for any "Monsters" fan.

    Pounce, the man behind one of those voices, is facing problems that I hope none of you ever have to. I'll let Scribbler explain:

    I don't know how to go about saying this, but a good friend and fellow brony, Pounce, had a stroke a couple of days ago. He is only 26, but the stroke was a major one and the aftereffects have left him completely paralysed on the right side of his body. I met Pounce through the Heroic Tale of Heroically Heroic Heroes MLP radio play project, the first episode of which was posted on EQD back in November. All of us on the cast and crew are absolutely devastated by this, as we've all become very close. Bronydom has brought us together in a way I have never experienced in any fandom before, and I have been active in various fandoms for the last fifteen years. We're like family now, so this has hit us hard.

    Pounce already been struck by an ambulance bill he can't afford, and from what I've heard about healthcare in America (I live in the UK), that's probably just the start of it. He is still in the ICU now and it may be weeks before he gets out. Even after that, he is facing months of physical therapy and the loss of his job over this. His financial situation was pretty dire even before this happened but his pride never allowed me (or anyone else) to help him before. MLP and the radio play were, as he put it, the only bright spots in his life and he wanted nothing more from us than that.

    Today Pounce asked for help with his ambulance bill. It absolutely killed him to ask, which should tell you how desperate he is. The Heroic Tale cast have leaped into action, but I am also imploring anyone else who can to go to his website and make a donation, even if just a small one, to help with this.

    http://pouncivalgaming.com/

    I have made a video to explain a few more things about it here:

    14 comments · 262 views
  • 57w, 11h
    Merry Xmas

    At a time when most everyone sends out wishes of holiday cheer, I thought I might do the same, and share one of my favorite pieces of seasonal music.

    Hit it, Alice!


    Merry Christmas, one and all!

    4 comments · 105 views
May
13th
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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#1 · 89w, 2d 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 · 89w, 1d 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 · 89w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#5 · 89w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

>>1075317

Cool story bro.

#7 · 89w, 1d 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 · 89w, 1d ago · · ·

Still, I'll ask Theissen again

#9 · 89w, 1d 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 · 89w, 1d 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 · 89w, 1d 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 · 89w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1075964

Now back to the desk with you, Horse Voice!

.... Yes sir. :fluttershyouch:

#13 · 83w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#14 · 81w, 22h 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 · 77w, 1d 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 · 77w, 1d 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 · 67w, 1d ago · · ·

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

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