Pinkie Pie gets her friends to explain various aspects of Ponydom to the audience (aka a wall of Sugar Cube Corner's kitchen). A silly story poking fun at some of the fan-produced elements of MLP.
There better be some freakin' MOAR coming soon.
Um...LOL? *sheepish laughter* Amusing.
And thats why I married FlutterShy
Lmao. I love stories that pole fun. Sweet job.
I'm thinking that Fluttershy needs to see that psychiatrist that she mentioned.
Now, I'm scared of Fluttershy.
The Stallion approves and requires more chapters at once.
That's it, Fluttershy, let it all out.
>>931118931118 half the town needs that psychiatrist.
>>931153931153 Good point.
I'm not entirely keen on the whole super-tiny text thing, but otherwise, you got yourself a hilarious little story in development here.
And honestly, I can't help but wonder what Rainbow Dash would have said on the subject.
Ah well. Next, please.
Good premise and a nice start. By the way, considering (some) of the the stories we've seen do you think
that psychiatrist would make trans - dimensional house calls?
That one of the reason why the first psychiatrist quit.
Aww... poor Fluttershy...
That example, and specifically using Fluttershy, was a great first run. I'll be excited to see what else you can pull off. (Lyra and humans? Derpy and muffins? Err... fillyfoolery in modern Equestria? Chrysalis' cheese holes? [I'm running out of ideas...])
Thanks Pinkie, us bronies appreciate the pony classes.
Ha. Well this good fun. I've always wondered what the ponies would say about all the things the community has come up with. I mean, we've got The Friendship Arsenal, Lyra's obsession with humans, Trollestia/Molestia/Tyrant Celestia, etc. There is seriously a lot of stuff. We've really expanded the poniverse.
I love theses stories about Pinkie and the 4th wall(or should I say the kitchen wall).
I don't really like wingboner jokes, but Flutteshy's response to the question cracked me up!
That was awesome. The best part was pinkie trying to get Fluttershy to stop talking.
Totally following this.
Yeah and more things are coming up, i really love this community.
The bronies really made Mlp into a big thing, we even (sort of) made Derpy.
EVERYPONY IN THIS TOWN IS CRAZY!!
Why, I found this extremely enjoyable. Poor Fluttershy, though.
Definitely tracking this, probably favoriting.
I do want to mention one of my pet-peeves here, though. My hair always stands on end when I see "equipology." Firstly, it would mix Latin and Greek roots, though that might be acceptable. Secondly, the syllable "po" in anthropology comes from the word "anthropos" (i.e. human), while the "science" part comes from "logos." So the "po" has no place in a term for "teaching of horses." Personally, I prefer "hippology."
Anyway, good story.
I considered making it hippology, but I didn't like the sound of it, also you'd be surprised how many people don't know the word 'hippos' where as 'equine' is common in modern English. I added the 'p' to make it clear that it's a play on anthropology.
Also it sounds funnier that way, and funny words are good.
Awesome. Definitely keeping track of this. I think we all knew Fluttershy had some baggage. Maybe she needs therapy more than Pinkie. At least Pinkie acknowledges us.
>>931157931157: Would you guys really do that to the shrink? They have lives... She may not want to deal with this:
>>935384935384 Yes. The psychiatrist will be Celestia.
We demand to know!
1) Are horns erogenous zones?!
2) Rainbow manes: Dyed hair lesbian symbol, or weird natural occurrence?
3) Celestia, Trollestia, Molestia, which is true?!
4) Are Earth ponies self-conscious of the fact they weigh more than the other two tribes?
5) Did Discord and Celestia date?
We must know MOAR!
>>931153931153 No, the whole town does.
: "Everypony in this town is crazy!"
>>931310931310 Princess Celestia being seen as a sexually deviant tyrant and malicious prankster?
It's now day 27, and I still can't turn away from it. Some form of hypnosis perhaps?
I would allow fluttershy to scream at me if she needed to vent her feelings. Well done
I think Fluttershy needed that psychiatrist too...
Read as I listened to "Mind Heist" from Inception.
Needless to say, it got my...
I'm sorry, that was horrible. I don't spend a lot of times on these things.
You know you done good when their are 0 dislikes on your story.
I can clop to this.
if not for the magic Grip ponies would have a hard time using tools at all.
I like it.
Funny last sentence...
I wonder what fate will befall the next psychiatrist. Really sounds like she's burning through them.
Astounding story. I wonder if it's EQD-worthy. Something like this would be great to put forth into the brony community at large, in order to correct misconceptions, establish canonical fact, and entertain the masses. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.
Hey, Lyra can have a "Welcome to being called crazy, but we're not really, and we're the only ones who notice our society doesn't make sense" party!
Well, it isn't finished yet. I had a story that didn't have any dislikes before it was finished, and at the moment of it's first dislike it had 99-101 upvotes. It's now has 3 downs and 175 ups. The ratings really come into play after a story is complete.
I'd say it's EQD worthy, but they don't like to post multiparters until there are a decent amount of parts.
It is, however, already going to a larger number of readers because of the feature box.
You mean the Phlebotinum particles their hooves emit that allows it?
It's completely natural...
>>948751948751 Good point. That led me to see it, after all. Good point indeed. Also, your avatar looks awesome.
Don't credit me for it, go here instead
>>948753948753 yeah but Phlebotinum particles is such a mouth full. Magic grip rolls of the tongue easier.
>>948769948769 Dang. KittyNumber7 got SKILLS.
Somepony's been reading Anthropology... LOL
But that was my theory on the pigs as well. Looking forward to more.
...this wasn't as good as the last one, and if it wasn't for the fact that ponies don't eat meat(but do eat eggs) I'd say that pigs would be better for disposing of garbage than other animals...maybe the sheep and cows just don't like leftovers..or maybe they unionized to not be fed leftovers..or maybe it's the PIGS that have a union.
GAH! She's on to us! Quick, Alpha Team! Extract subject now! Science team, I want full mind wipe technology here five minutes ago! Deadeye! You have point! Lets move people, go go go go go!
I liked the part with ponies in it.
Maybe Twilight can explain how she got a reputation for being somepony who'd just as soon cause you to swap bodies or teleport you into another dimension as cure your hiccups. Or how she's managed to commit such monumental failures to think as 'not looking up an unfamiliar creature Fluttershy discovered near the Everfree', 'not warning her friends that Applejack was becoming more and more obviously a danger to herself and others', and of course 'having an entire episode devoted to travel and not being aware of a single time travel trope'.
I think it's Word of God that Twilight actually has mild Asperger's, so it is "MOSTLY" justified.
If Pinkie Pie keeps this up, Equestria would run out of psychiatrists.
This is good. Keep doing it, please.
Hah, ah hah hah, goodjob. XD Poor Fluttershy.
So... its a neat idea, and you make it hilarious, so its awesome enough to make me want to wait for the next chapter!
Would like to see twilight sparkle on something.... doorknobs maybe? or trans dimensional theory... or on the origin of magic... or- i'llshutupnow.jpg.
Lyra and humans.
I always assumed that the Pigs got free meals (in the form of bruised apples) and housing in return for digging for truffles, which the Apples would then sell to 'frou frouey' ponies for an extra bonus sum.
As somebody who lives with a sister who HAS Asperger's, I can absolutely guarantee you, Twilight does NOT have Asperger's. She's far too socially competent.
Granted, she does occasionally display several symptoms in common with Asperger's, but those can be attributed to symple personality quirks.
Psychologists running jokes FTW!
O-o that much trouble? Just because of... dam i feel sorry for laughing at this story still
Dear Princess Celestia
Today I learned never to talk about wingboners around Fluttershy
Your Faithful Student's Friend
>>931176931176 How does one make a small text? Copy and paste from Microsoft word?
Huh. Do you have a cite for that?
I have some reasons for ponies to keep pigs:
1. Truffles! Pigs can find truffles, a delicious underground delicacy used in many delicious recipes. They command a high price, too, which means that farm ponies could sell truffles for large sums, supplementing their income. Maybe get granny that new hip. If the price is anything like that of Earth, just ONE truly good truffle could buy Applejack an entire, brand new farmhouse PLUS a barn.
From Wikipedia: "The record price paid for a single white truffle was set in December 2007, when Macau casino owner Stanley Ho paid $330,000 USD (£165,000) for a specimen weighing 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb)" Even lesser truffles could pay for granny's hip.
2. Tribute to the Gryphon Empire! Mythologically, Gryphons - like Gilda- killed and devoured ponies. If that was once true, long ago, one of the concessions for peace might be pigs.
Not the most sure about it, it's either that or mild OCPD, as far as I know.
MOAR. NOW. OR ELSE.
First of all there is no magic grip! Your all wrong!
Its ether millions of retractable cilia on their hooves or some variety of octopus suction cups. Those are the only scientific explanations.
FINALLY. SOMEPONY THAT UNDERSTANDS THE PRESSURE US GUYS GO THROUGH.
Wingboners are actually one of my fanon pet-peeves, especially the idea that they would be embarrassing or get stuck that way for a while. So I was hoping this might be about discrediting the concept, rather than supporting it, but Fluttershy's rant was amusing enough to make up for it.
>>949248949248 You didn't notice the parts of the story where the text was smaller than the rest? Granted, at the size chosen, it may have looked like ellipses to some.
The effect is supported by most modern word processors, as well as BBCode.
Now wait a minute, all the ponies have magic. Unicorns use it through their horns and Pegasi can interact with clouds and their flight is reinforced by their magic. It would be crazy and unlogical if a race from the same species wouldn't be able to use magic in some sort of way, if someone would say that Earth ponies are not magical, then how would Earth ponies be able to give birth to Pegasi and Unicorns who are magical. Unless its caused by a recessive gen, (wich i highly doubt due to the high number of Unicorns and Pegasi), then their would be a good explanation for the fact that Earth ponies are not magical, but if it really is a recessive gen then the Unicorn and Pegasi populations should be slowly fading, the tribes of the three pony forms have merged 2000 years ago ATLEAST, Now these tribes weren't very big (the tribes were small enough to travel to a new land they called Equestria) so as the merged tribes grew and we would say that the magic of the Unicorns and Pegasi is caused by a recessive gen then the Equestrian population should consist almost entirely of Earth ponies, and even then i would be very optimistic. It would be very easy for the Unicorn and Pegasi to simply fade away due to the fact that the magic gen gets flushed away from the genpool due to the Earth ponies gens.
And i am not even talking about Alicorns.
So this is my argument why grip can be caused by magic, because it is a way for Earth ponies (and other ponies) to channel their magic. If you would like to discuss this subject with me further to uncover the best logical explanation. Then i couldn't be any happier.
Also, saying that you are the only one that has it right is a bit selfish and highly dangerous, always look critic to your own theory and always keep in mind that we don't know everything, discussing is for me a way to uncover the truth as best as possible.
Maybe you should have rainbow dash talk about filly fooling. That would be weird
Was laughing very hard when Fluttershy talked about wingboners, poor Flutter's though, she does not deserve that......damn, I never understood why ponies own animals but yet can't speak to them....are they not animals themselves and should Spike not be able to speak to Gummy due to them both being reptiles.....this is very odd...hmmmm....brings up many questions.....maybe Spike should talk about dragons or other creatures, really love this story, hoping to see more and you know for a fact I'll be tracking.
Whoa there. I don't remember saying there wasn't any magic in Earth poinies. They obvious have their own magic which lets them connect with the earth, to grow stuff, and their greater strength.
Hmm you got a good point there.
I'm also glad that the discussion has been started. *cheers*
But i would like to ask, why not grip, unicorns have the abillity to channel their magic through their horns in an advanced way, but they can also channel it through their mane, like when Twilight got so angry she caught on fire.
I don't think this is a perk only for Unicorns, so i'm thinking that magic in ponies is able to be directed through all kind of places of their body but it needs a trigger.
An very intense emotion is one of them, so i'm thinking that concentration also can be a trigger for grip.
The reason I don't think pony grip is magic is that its too unconscious a movement. With magic both pegasus and unicorns have to think about what their doing. You and I don't really think when we are grabbing a coffee mug.
True, but if something is done a lot it becomes second nature, maybe something ponies learn over the years. (same thing for tails and the proboscis of an elephant)
When a Unicorn uses a low power spell they don't really have to focus a lot, maybe the whole grip thing is a very very very low level form of magic.
It's more fun to try and scientifically explain things in Equestria than to just say "magic did it". :) It improves our understanding. I believe pony hooves have something biological going that lets them pick up anything they choose. I actually vote for Seether's "millions of retractable cilia on their hooves" theory.
If I may make a suggestion, when breaking the fourth wall, it's best to use the second-person pronoun. Rather than saying "They stared into a kitchen wall," it would be most clear to say "They stared at you." Because they are, indeed, looking at the audience/reader. That's how the fourth wall works.
>>945430945430 Please don't, can't you give poor Fluttershy a break already?
>>935919935919 Too cute I can't resist DAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
>>938331938331 It's so true.
>>948990948990 I think you're mistaken.
>>949313949313 Those are some good reasons.
Also apperantly cow manure is quite strong, now I feel sorry for what Pinkie Pie had to go through and what Applejack has to put up with on a daily basis.
>>953444953444 I agree with mrbossman also are you only going to the mane six or both
Had an idea like this once. Glad I never went through with it because you're knocking these out of the park. Applejack's chapter felt a bit lacking compared to Fluttershy's but she's a hard act to follow. You got a ton of source material to go on though. (Check the MLP WMG page on TV Tropes)
You're probably not taking requests but here's some topics to consider: Are unicorn horns sensitive? Does cider = beer? Why do ponies wear clothes? and for the love of Celestia, bring in the Cakes to discuss pony genetics!
really good story, I Loved it
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I'm like Fluttershy about this stuff. Awk-ward . . . .
>>953966953966 Ponies arent rubber ballons with coffe. its like trying that with a flat bone. you won't pick much up unless you put glue or somthing on it.