Going Away · 11:19pm
No quips today, I'm on three hours of sleep. I'm getting my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow, so I got you a chapter of Familes today. Q&A and reviews continue Monday.
No quips today, I'm on three hours of sleep. I'm getting my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow, so I got you a chapter of Familes today. Q&A and reviews continue Monday.
How did you get interested in the show itself?
I was a fan of a show called Jimmy Two-Shoes. On that show, Tabitha St. Germain plays a character called Heloise, who was a small, cute girl who also happened to be a sadistic mad scientist. When I found out that the same woman played Rarity, I laughed. The thought of a pony having Heloise's voice was hilarious. So I dug up A Dog and Pony Show on YouTube.
Two things surprised me: Germain's vocal rage (seriously, Heloise and Rarity sound nothing alike) and just how funny the show was on its own merits. I Archive Binged the show a few weeks later.
Who's your favorite pony and why?
Twilight Sparkle, hands down. I like her because, quite bluntly, I've been her. I was that kid who liked being alone instead of being social. I was bullied as a kid and became withdrawn. I'm socially awkward quite a bit. I really relate to her in a lot of episodes.
What about least favorite?
Shining Armor and Cadance. I have several of the usual complaints: they were shoehorned in awkwardly, they have little personality, they proceed to steal the show blatantly without anything worth seeing in them, Cadance makes Celestia and Luna less special, etc.
And, this is just my personal beef: if it were up to me, Twilight would have been an orphan. No Shining Armor, no parents. I think giving her a family makes her relationships with Celestia and Spike less special. Her obsession with pleasing the princess loses some sense when she has parents to love her as well. And as an added bonus: according to one of the spin-off books, Cadance was a pegasus that Celestia adopted an ascended. That not only makes the relationship between Celestia and Twilight less special, it makes Twilight's ascension less of a spectacular accomplishment.
Ooh...Tough call, but I'm going to say The Return of Harmony two parter. Discord was an effective villain, menacing and quite a bit frighting, the limits of the Elements is tested. Even in the other two-parters, there was some sort of internal conflict along with the villain. Here, it was just straight hero vs. villain, and sometimes that's enough.
Your thoughts on Alicorn Twilight? What about Equestria Girls?
I like Alicorn Twilight. I think it fits with the theme of the show: growing and learning. This is what Celestia's been grooming Twilight for, and it's a delight to see it pay off. The only thing that could make me hate it would be if they undid it in season four, because it would be going against the above message.
And Equestria Girls sounds like a bad idea. There are a lot of red flags, like making Spike a dog or giving Twilight a love interest. But then again, so did reviving a merchandise driven girls show from the 80's that everyone remembers as being terrible. I'll wait and see.
What do you want to see the most in Season 4?
An episode about where Spike's egg came from, or about how it was like for him and Twilight growing up in Canterlot.
Besides FiM what other shows do you like?
DO NOT ASSUME I'M UP TO SPEED ON EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED ON THESE SHOWS. NO SPOILERS!
Phineas and Ferb, Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, Invader Zim, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Teen Titans, Danny Phantom, The Simpsons, Futurama, One Piece, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Future Diary, Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagaan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, 24, The Twilight Zone, The Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother. I'm currently on my first watch through of Star Trek and Doctor Who. Firefly is on my "To Watch" list.
Where in Texas are you from?
I'm declining this question because I like to keep my private life out of my internet life as much as possible.
What are your thoughts on the idea that Shining Armor wasn't actually under Chrysalis's spell at the end of A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1?
You mean, that he meant everything he said? Honestly, I think I could forgive him for it. Twilight had just insulted his wife, and I'd like to think if that were the case he'd cool off and go looking for Twilight to patch things up.
Are you a fan of Zelda and/or Star Wars?
Yes. For Zelda, I haven't played all the games yet, though. I got midway through Majora's Mask then my short attention span took over, and I still need to start Oracle of Ages. My favorite game is Wind Waker.
For Star Wars, mostly the films. I haven't read any of the Expanded Universe novels except Shadows of the Empire and Tales of the Bounty Hunters... yet.
From where you take inspiration for your original characters, besides the ones you've already explained?
For Speedy Delivery and Quick Delivery, it was looking at all the Scootabuse fics and noting how over-the-top they were. I was working on getting it down to a more realistic tone. I went off of what I learned in college about domestic abuse and how it works. Speedy has some of Mother Gothel from Tangled in him, while Quick's more aligned with Miriam Pataki from Hey Arnold!
Olive Branch came from reading The Pony POV Series while thinking of the aftermath of A Canterlot Wedding. It first came up with the idea of the "Death Eater" fics of Celestia being tabloids, and I got to thinking how, after a security breach as big as the one at the wedding, just how persuasive they would be to the common pony at that time. Coupled with all the complaints I was hearing about the two-parter at the time, the idea just fell into place. He has other inspirations, but they're spoilerriffic!
Why do you taste like bacon and why are you one of the most awesome authors on this site?
I don't know about bacon, but I'm a good writer because I wrote long enough to get good.
If you could write in any of the other alt universes on this site (Fallout Equestria, Lunaverse, Past Sins, or the Dashverse) which one would you want to write for most and why?
Well, I've only ever read Past Sins, so that one. Really, I prefer my own universes, since I can make my own back stories and interpretations.
How do you think your stories compare to some of the other more epic and great fics out there?
If you could do a collab with any one author from the MLP fandom, which one would it be?
Who is cuter: Filly Luna, Filly Twilight, or Sweetie Belle holding a teddy bear while asleep in Rarity's hooves?
The last one.
If you could use a lullaby for Scootaloo as sung by Dashie, what would it be?
Which fandom has the worst fics- Sailor Moon or Sonic the Hedgehog?
Have you read any of the big fanfics out there (Fallout Equestria, Past Sins, or Immortal Game) and which one do you enjoy?
I've read Past Sins and enjoyed it. The other two are on my very long "To Read" list. I'm saving Fallout: Equestria for when I play New Vegas.
What do you think of the Fix Fic genre, specifically the Accusation Fic?
It's something you have to be very careful with. Morality is a tricky, tricky business when there's shades of grey. Just look at the debates on A Canterlot Wedding. I didn't write Post Nuptials to call out anyone. I wrote it because I thought it was absolute idiocy that the biggest falling out that Twilight has ever had with her friends and family got glossed over in favor of two new characters. I wanted them to reconcile, not attack each other. Yes, there was some of the more morally dubious moments of the show fixed, but I wasn't fully accusing anyone. You just have to be careful not to be %100 against whoever you're accusing.
How much planning goes into your fics? When do you decide to stay rigid in your plans and when do you deviate?
Usually for fics I have a basic outline of what I want to happen and fill in the blanks as I go. For Families, I had Twilight and Spike's lullaby scene down from the beginning, as I did Speedy's reveal, and a few upcoming scenes in the next few chapters. I sometimes sway for fan demand. Shining Armor's chapter in Post Nuptials and Honeymoon were written because people asked me and they didn't interfere with my overall vision.
What parts of writing do you find most challenging and which least?
Most challenging is pacing. Knowing how to weave in exposition, how to pace reveals, and how much to foreshadow. Least challenging is character interaction, I'd say.
Finally, just for kicks, if what three qualities would you decide no good story can do without, which three qualities are overplayed in importance, and why do you believe these to be so?
Wow, this should be interesting...
The three most important:
1. Likable characters. I think Ted is currently the best thing Seth MacFarlane has put out, because I actually cared what happened to the characters in it. Even in Wedding Bell Blues, I hope you want Twilight and Shining Armor to be okay.
2. A clear aim. Know whether you want your audience to take the story seriously or not, and where you want to go with it.
3. A new idea or presentation. Project: Ascension was pitched to me as a typical orphan Scootaloo story, I added the twist.
The three overrated:
1. Prose. Sometimes, when writing, less is more. Don't hit your reader over the head with everything.
2. Strict adherence to canon. Okay, this one's more fan fiction than general writing, but seriously: don't scrap ideas because they get jossed.
3. The villains to be complex. Yes, this can be good, great in fact, but not every villain has to be an anti-villain or a well-intentioned extremist. There really are some messed up people in the world.
Did you write before you started watching the show? If so, what did you write?
Yes, I did. And I'd rather not say.
Who is the most difficult character from the show to write in your stories?
Pinkie. Her brand of humor is hard to get right while still making her three-dimensional.
Do you have any advice for writers having trouble keeping their writing style intact?
Forgive me if I misunderstood your question. If you're asking how to keep your writing style the same over time... don't. Your writing should be growing and changing as you learn more. Don't try to force yourself to write in a style that isn't suited for you. Write as you feel comfortable.
So overall what do you think of this show?
I like it for the same reason I like Phineas and Ferb: it's a show that's funny without being mean. Sadist comedies like Invader Zim are good for a laugh, but overall I'd prefer a good feelings show. I also enjoy the characterizations and the villains. The downsides? I think, in the third season, it gets a bit too saccharine, with the two villains reforming. Some plots are wasted (Dragon Quest is the major offender here), and when the morals miss, they really miss. Oh, and Hasbro's meddling can lead to disaster (coughACanterlotWeddingcough).
Who's your favorite villain and why? (It can be any villain from any media)
...Darn, this is hard. I'd say The Joker is a good candidate... specifically the Mark Hamill version, with Heath Ledger and John Dimaggio as runners up. No other villain can both terrify me and make me laugh like he can. Invader Zim is good for sheer humor value, and Nny from Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is a fascinating protagonist. Oh, and Discord, naturally.
Read any good books lately?
I'm currently reading The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. At an average of 800 pages a book, I should be done by April 2014. Then I have a whole list of books to read: the Star Wars Expanded Universe, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Pydain (the basis for the Disney movie The Black Cauldron), The Chronicles of Narnia, and Ender's Game.
What do you think of the Teen Titans reboot?
I've seen the first episode and... it has potential. I really don't mind a more comedic approach, even though I prefer the action version.
Have you watched the fan-made shorts Double Rainboom and Snowdrop, and if so, what are your thoughts?
I've seen Double Rainboom... it was good, but dragged down by the filler. Really, I'd have liked more of the sequence with the PPGs.
Your ongoing stories are all quite different styles - is there one style/genre in particular that you enjoy writing the most, or is it fairly even?
I enjoy writing things life Families more. Comedy is hard... it's very subjective, and fan reaction gets varied. And honestly, I submit every chapter of them worried that everyone's going to hate it. So yes, drama/slice-of-life is my thing.
What are you general opinions on OC's?
Stick to canon characters if you can. An OC should only be introduced if no one in canon can fit in the role. And if you have one, try and keep the canon characters in the forefront.
What are your general opinions on Alicorn OC's?
Depends on how they're used, really. I treat them like any other OC, though I doubt I'll ever use one outside the Keeper.
What do you think are the three most important and three most overplayed qualities of a good character in general?
Well, here's another toughie. I need to think on this one a bit.
If you could spend a day with any of the mane six, who would it be and why?
Probably Fluttershy. I'd like a slow quiet day, and I like animals...
What are your thoughts on the PONY.MOV series?
...Eh. I think, overall, they're meant to be in the vein of a John K. cartoon, and I'm sorry to say I never found him all that funny. I think a lot of the humor relies too much on gross-out shock value than anything of substance. There's some potential (Twilight as a Know-Nothing Know-It-All, Spike as the sanest member of the cast) but I think it's wasted. I sat through each episode once, and that was enough.
What do you think of the possibility that the closest thing Season 2 had to a story arc was Twilight's paranoia tendencies being akin to The Boy Who Cried Wolf?
If that was what they were going for, they did it poorly. The two major episodes everyone points to is Lesson Zero and It's About Time. The former was a hilarious episode, but in terms of characterization I hated it. Every character is devalued to their base self. That's why I write it off as post-Discord PTSD. The latter had a somewhat broken aesop given that what Twilight was worrying about was her future self appearing before her, looking battle damaged, and trying to warn her of something. Now, that's never happened to me, but I think that's something anyone would worry about. In closing, they pulled this off poorly.
Who is the easiest character from the show to write in your stories?
Twilight. I just get in her mindset easy.
Which MLP fanfic authors write certain characters the best in your opinion?
...Another toughie. I really don't follow many writers so much as different fics. I like Alex Warlorn's Discord, The Descendant writes the best Twilight and Spike, and Magic Man's written the only Chrysalis-centric fic I've ever read, so he wins by default.
What is your opinion on OC Only stories?
I think if you want to write OCs, you should just write an original novel and hopefully get paid for it.
What is your opinion on stories where OC's are major characters, Past Sins?
It's a fine line. Rule of Thumb: if you could easily rewrite your story and sell it as an original, you're not writing good fanfiction. Past Sins gets away with it because Nyx technically is born from the show itself, and they manage to use enough of the show's canon characters (though more of the rest of the Mane Six would have been nice).
1) Which character or characters get the worst treatment by the fandom and in fanfiction?
This might seem weird given my feelings for the character, but Shining Armor. I never got why everyone blames him for his blow up in A Canterlot Wedding when he was being brainwashed. No one seems to be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
What do you think is the most overused, cliched concept when it comes to MLP fanfiction?
[x] Character turns out to be a changeling.
Stories that includes the whole mane cast vs character centered stories. Which ones do you enjoy the most? Which one is better?
This never has any effect on how much I enjoy the story, really.
I'm still taking questions, if you still want to submit!
Yes, first off, Wedding Bell Blues has updated. But now here's something really special. I've decided on two things I can do to celebrate my Anniversary.
First, a Q&A. Ask me anything, and if it has no spoilers, I will answer it. And starting today, check my Facebook page for a few bits of Trivia for my fics.
And a second. At the insistence of immablueversion, I'm going to post a preview of the animated adaptation of Post Nuptials up here for all of you. I'm just waiting to make sure it won't cause a problem for our negotiations with the animators.
See you soon!
I'm currently sleep deprived and waiting for my night class to start, so I thought I'd pop in and let you know a few things.
First off, I want to do something special for my one year anniversary. The only question is... what? How should we celebrate? I haven't a clue. So just hit me with ideas. A quick one-shot is something I'm thinking of.
Now, on the updates... yes, they're late. I had two huge papers due today. And this chapter of Families is a big one...where Pinkie's parents finally come into the picture. I want it to be good. Wedding Bell Blues should be up Thursday, at least. My review of the newest comic issues will be up Friday. Then... I think I'll black out while I study for finals. We'll see.
Okay, first off: About Last Night will see an update on Saturday, with Families and Wedding Bell Blues occurring the following week, that's just what I have time for.
Now, the animated adaptation for Post Nuptials now has it's own Facebook page, if you're interested in contributing your talent. The script is coming along, though it is a challenge translating a text heavy story into a visual medium. I have started a Facebook page for my online persona at the same time, you can see it here, in order to comment on the project without revealing anything on my personal life.
So, visit those pages, learn more, and I will see you around!
And I swear, next week will be an update of Families and About Last Night
Now, tomorrow's my birthday, I'm going to celebrate by...working all day, because on Wednesdays I'm out of the house from six in the morning till ten at night. Oh well.
BTW, About Last Night got a TVTropes page. Why not contribute?
First off, Families on Tuesday, it just needs editing, then regular updates resume.
My life's been busy these last few weeks, and that's all I'll say. Plus, I'm working on the Post Nuptials script. I've got a lot on my plate.
We open to a nightmare sequence, and I’ll say this right now...the ones I write are better. The next morning, Spike is as refreshed as a daisy, but Twilight’s feeling groggy. As she walks through town, she wears sunglasses, but she has her muzzle in a book, so I can’t speak for how she looks in them. Spike’s also carrying what appears to be a Starbucks coffee cup...I’m not really sure what I think about that. It seems too...modern for the setting. This bugs me in the show too, like the video game in Hearts & Hooves Day and the movie theater in One Bad Seed...okay, rant over.
Rainbow Dash crashes into them, revealing she’s had nightmares as well. So has the rest of the Mane Six...and I notice Applejack is without her hat. What’s with that? They decide to have a sleepover at Pinkie’s and we get a hilarious image of of Rarity giving Rainbow Dash a make over. I was half wondering if her mane there is a G3 reference, but I haven’t found anything to support that.
And Gummy in footie pajamas is just adorable.
They go to sleep, and we get a montage of them having nightmares. Twilight and Applejack, I’m sorry to say, are repeats of what we've seen before. Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie’s are fairly predictable, though Rainbow Dash’s is very well done.
It’s Rarity who gets the longest, and it’s very well done. Her getting rejected and replaced brings up fears we've seen in Suited for Success. Also, is that pony in her dream supposed to be the girl from Gravity Falls?
In a cool sequence (yeah...this comic is good at that) black energy starts carrying Rarity off in the real world. Her friends try to help her, especially Rainbow Dash, the only one who can keep up, but it’s all for naught.
They message Celestia about this, and they manage to conclude the black energy caused the nightmares. Celestia actually shows up (that’s right, she’s actually going to do something this arc!) with Princess Luna...looking like her season one self. Huh.
Luna tells them that rarity’s been carried off to the Nightmare Dreamscape, and it’s apparently the same force that corrupted Luna into NightMare Moon. I’m not entirely sure about Luna’s explanation either. She says they have a lunar cycle to gather enough energy to get a second chance. Every source I've found has said a cycle is 29 days. And from the first arc, this takes place after season two, so...what?
Whatever, Luna says the Dreamscape will require them to face their worst fears, but they’re willing to go anyway. We cut to Rarity, who...
...my word that’s frightening...
Let’s move on to the second in the micro-series. This one focuses on Rainbow Dash, and I must say, Cover B looks awesome.
Tank looks adorable in the opening, and Rainbow Dash Sonic-Rainbooming while playing guitar? Awesome...even though she has no fingers.
Rainbow Dash can’t avoid flying into a storm cloud despite the fact that she had time to narrate it...okay, Stan Lee got away with this in the Sixties, but you’d think we’d have grown out of this by now. After flying inside, Rainbow’s wings stop working because she went too fast, and she’s attacked by...a nightmare! But not the Nightmare, or else it’d be a credible threat.
It tosses Rainbow Dash out of the cloud, but she’s saved by Spitfire. On the ground, Equestria suddenly has television...you know, it always kind of bugged me when fanfics threw in random modern technology, but now, the show and comic are doing that for them! Anywho, Rainbow Dash says she’ll do something about that cloud.
The scene cuts to weeks later, and the cloud’s still there, because apparently the rest of the Wonderbolts, Twilight, and the Princesses just didn’t feel like doing anything about it. Only rainbow Dash is trying anything, and poorly, I might add. And this cloud is making ponies mopey. We finally see our real villains...red demon thingys. They apparently want to make ponies unhappy.
Rainbow Dash visits Applejack, who says her crop is failing while we see every tree has bright red apples growing on it. This artistic oversight gets Dash so mad she vows to take the cloud down. She fails miserably. Then we get more filler in the form of TV interviews, where everyone just moans and whines instead of suggesting asking anypony else to stop the cloud.
Rainbow tries again, and one of the demons...sorry, gremlins...tries to attack her. This sends her spiraling down, but luckily her wings actually work now, so she flies back up and we get a pretty cool sequence with red lightning. She tries netting the cloud. Hey, remember when only pegasi could interfere with clouds? The gremlins summon some black goop...stuff...to engulf it. I think that’s supposed to be the desperation they’re feeding on.
She crashes again, nearly killing Tank in the process. Rainbow Dash wonders what to do, since every attempt and their hatred for them makes them stronger. Then she gets an idea. She needs to inspire everyone to think happy thoughts. So she goes into the air and does...a Sonic Rainboom. Seen it.
Oh wait, a Sonic Double-Rainboom? Now things are getting intense!
Yes, Rainbow Dash brings out enough pretty color to fill the ponies with wonderment, causing rainbows to overcome evil!
That was the single most unmanly thing I've ever written.
So apparently happiness was all that was needed to break the gremlins’ spell. Apparently Pinkie has been doing nothing in the last four week, and one panel shows Twilight’s in town but did nothing. Yay.
Then we get three pages of filler of Rainbow Dash learning she could fly again. Double yay.
This was better than Twilight’s issue, but the gremlins power’s are vague at best, and I can’t help but think that somepony would have called in somepony else to do something.
Also, I just noticed this, but Applejack’s accent seems pretty inconsistent in these comics...what's up with that?
I promise the next review will be up on time.
Well...this is late. So late, I'm pretty sure we're closer to the release of issue 5 than issue 4. But here it is.
We open with...a very Castlevania-esque shot of Chrysalis’ castle. (At least, NES Castlevania. I’m not that big a fan). There’s a bunch of talk before we cut to Chrysalis. We get a good bit from the Crusaders in this scene...really, they’ve been pretty funny throughout this whole thing.
We get back to the adults, where...oh sweet Celestia, that costume scares me. Then we get what I assume is supposed to be a tribute to M.C. Escher’s Relativity, though it’s not really effective, since aside from a few sideways doors the scene doesn’t look that weird.
A mysterious voice tells them to open doors, and since they apparently can't come up with anything better, they do so. Pinkie’s pretty funny, and I get most of the references...except whatever Applejack uncovers. What is that from?
The right door is an Alice in Wonderland reference. Pinkie gets it right, and Twilight’s sad that for the second issue in a row her smart one status is being threatened.
They finally face Chrysalis who...apparently hasn't killed the CMC yet. So much for being more threatening than her show counterpart. There’s an okay fight scene with the obligatory Nietzsche Wannabe dialogue before everypony but Twilight is captured. Twilight responds by...being awesome.
This, of course, leads to Chrysalis gripping Twilight and offering the obligatory We Can Rule Together deal, agreeing to let the others go if she complies. Twilight tortures her friends for a bit to speed it along. She agrees, and she keeps her word...kind of. She says that after Twilight is devoid of love, she’ll kill them herself.
Twilight responds with...with...awesomeness. Really. I have no complaints of the fight scene that follows. Good art, good dialogue...this is what we need to see at least once in the show. That changeling fight in A Canterlot Wedding was close, but it needs to be against the Big Bad.
Twilight wakes up after the battle. A scarred Celestia and Spike return, saying there was a cockatrice attack on Canterlot. Spike got a medal, good for him. I must admit, I ;like seeing the Princess looking that exasperated. As for the changelings...
Pinkie costume is keeping them locked up, not letting them go until they thyme orange. One of the changelings got it right. I've seen What’s With Andy? And if you actually have heard of that show, kudos.
Luna at the end is funny.
Then we get a two page comic about the cockatrice attack. Spike is awesome. I think that image of him riding Celestia will be my new avatar.
Next, we cover the first in the Micro-Series. For those that don’t know, IDW is also publishing six issues devoted to each pony, because ka-ching! There’s even a list of all the variant covers in the back!
Anyway, I’m not going to summarize this, because the plot is as predictable as Games Ponies Play. Twilight meets a recluse who, surprise, surprise, was the famous author Twilight mentions early on. Yay. I’m just going to comment on a few things.
I’m not sure if Twilight’s fanfiction stash on the cover is supposed to be a take that or not, but it is interesting.
Twilight looks cute when she chews her hair.
And, as cliche as it is, Twilight picking Summer up in the end was sweet.
So...there you go.
Now, this next week I'll be busy writing the screenplay for the Post Nuptials adaptation. Remember, BronyRanger still needs voices, animators, etc. So sign up. Updates resume next week, I promise.
Okay...updates have not been as regular as they should be.
I promise that will change...after Spring Break. I'm going to visit a friend.
When I get back, hopefully I'll be back on schedule. Hopefully.
I'll review the new issues of the comic then as well. Everything's coming.
The updates are coming Tuesday. Yeah, life got in the way again.
Anyway, S3 has ended, and as I've said, I'll be incorporating the elements that worked while ignoring any contradicting aspects. In what I have dubbed "The Fanfic Season", there was some that worked for me, and some that didn't. So, here's a brief overview:
The Crystal Empire: King Sombra's existence doesn't interfere with a plot I had in mind for the next story. Neither did the existence of the Crystal Ponies. In fact, Shining Armor and Cadence being assigned there could very well fit in with the ending of Families. Twilight's greatest fear needs to change, since it's based on Celestia hating her, a fear she has grown past in Post Nuptials.
Too Many Pinkie Pies: Stays the same.
One Bad Apple: Stays the same.
Magic Duel: Upon thinking, the Alicorn Amulet could fit in with the overall story. I've said before, I had Trixie in an antagonistic role, which I plan to keep the same. This episode will happen, but exactly how I haven't decided.
Sleepless in Ponyville: As you might guess, Scootaloo wanting to bond with Rainbow Dash is unnecessary, given that it's already happened in Families. Though, more or less, the trip still happened, though Scootaloo's reasons for keeping things a secret from Rainbow Dash will change.
Wonderbolt Academy: Stays the same.
Apple Family Reunion: Stays the same.
Spike at Your Service: This one's being ignored entirely, except that maybe Applejack saved Spike, and Spike did a few chores as thanks. I don't think anything would get Spike to leave Twilight after Families.
Keep Calm and Flutter On: Yeah, you can probably guess if you've read Metamorphosis. After everything Discord's done, I doubt Celestia could be so forgiving. This one's gone. I will say, though, I'm more open to Discord as a good guy after a thought, though I wish it had been better paced.
Just for Sidekicks: Stays the same, though it's explained that Spike didn't go to the Crystal Empire because it was strictly a business trip. And Spike never gives up Peewee.
Games Ponies Play: Stays the same.
Magical Mystery Cure: Yeah, I love the episode, but this contradicts everything I wrote about how alicorns work in the Nuptialverse. Ignoring it entirely.
Now then, on to other news: BronyRanger had made it a personal mission to get Post Nuptials an animated adaptation. I would be all over that...if I would be allowed to rewrite it, because, honestly, I cringe quite a bit when I read it today. I really want a chance to go back and redo it. If you want to contribute, go contact him.