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Dec
26th
2016

Taking off the Santa hat · 6:08pm Dec 26th, 2016

Time to go back to the ol' regular icon, I suppose.

EDIT: HSSSSSSSSSS NOBODY SAW THAT :flutterrage:

EDIT AGAIN: SEE COMMENTS, I AM PRETENDING TO BE A RAINBOWBUG AS DELIBERATE AND IRONIC PERFORMANCE ART

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SCREENSHOTS WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN CLAIMED TO EXIST OF PRIOR MISTAKES WHICH DID NOT OCCUR

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I sense something out of order here...

Well, your user bio still matches the image. :trollestia:

(Although you did pick are a pretty one.) :heart:

You, uh, may want to double-check which image you used.

You mad genius.

You look a little different without the hat, somehow. Did you lose weight? It's probably my imagination

I think you pulled a little too hard on that hat…

And that's what happens when you take off the wrong hat.

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You would know, wouldn't you...

I never put my Santa hat on this year. #FeelsBad
Anyway, glad to see everything is back to normal.

HSSS! Correct your representation! Sssstickbones will ssssuspect!

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I'm … not quite sure what you mean? It's the day after Christmas. Isn't that when we de-holiday-ize?

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What do you mean, "pick"? :rainbowhuh:

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I know I took the Santa hat off, though. I —

oh, b██knuggets

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NOBODY SAW ANYTHING

ALL PROTESTATIONS TO THE CONTRARY WILL BE EMPHATICALLY DENIED

AND I CERTAINLY DON'T STAND IN FRONT OF MIRRORS THINKING ABOUT HOW GOOD RAINBOW WOULD LOOK ON ME

THIS MEANS NOTHING

4356523
I think you mean nobuggy nopony, dear.

4356507
I need to take off my Thorax costume, actually. I wanted to wait until I could draw a new user icon though.

Christmas doesn't end until some time in January.

4356523
I thought you might say that. That's why I took photographic evidence.

i171.photobucket.com/albums/u281/A_Hack/Screen%20Shot%202016-12-26%20at%201.27.14%20PM.png

Of course, I expect this comment will be deleted in short order, but that won't change the fact that I have the negatives. :ajsmug:

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Don't get me wrong, I don't plan on blackmailing horizon or anything. I just want to assure everyone that the moment was captured for posterity.

If you'll excuse me, I'll be in the corner, very definitely not laughing maniacally.

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Why, the Epiphany, of course.

(Unless you're Scandinavian, in which case it goes on all the way to St. Canute's day, January 13th.)

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NOBODY SAW ANYTHING

Nobody saw what? :raritywink:

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Well, since we're all perfectly normal ponies here, "nopony" and "nobody" should mean the same thing. But I'm hedging my bets. Y'know, just to be safe. As ponies do.

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That is an entirely reasonable position to take, but for my own part I'm done with Christmas carols for the year. :derpytongue2:

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Look, I specifically noted that all protestations to the contrary would be emphatically …

… oh, that's not a protestation, is it.

You're good.

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That's alright. Two can play at this game.

I note that your "screenshot" has no time references, aside from an easily changeable filename. I'm afraid, sir, that I'm going to have to put on this rainbow sherbet antelope costume now. Now anyone to whom you show your alleged "proof" of my chromatic proclivities is just going to assume that you took it during the time I pretended to be a rainbowbug.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

I AM PRETENDING TO BE A RAINBOWBUG NOW

(DELIBERATELY AND IRONICALLY)

ALL SCREENSHOTS PURPORTING TO EXPOSE ME AS A RAINBOWBUG CAN NOW BE ASSUMED TO BE DOCUMENTING THIS OCCURRENCE

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Now that I am pretending to be a rainbow sherbet antelope for deliberate normal-pony reasons, I feel like I should respond:

Aww, thank you! :heart: The horns are gorgeous, darling — how do you get them gleaming like that?

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Oh, I'm not your new king, horizon. This is just a photo of Thorax I used to photoshop into a Hearth's Warming related image for my holiday user icon. I'm not actually a changeling, I'm afraid.

But I'm cool with changelings. Y'all are adorbs. :pinkiehappy:

pre08.deviantart.net/811c/th/pre/f/2016/233/c/2/baby_thorax_by_cheezedoodle96-daermnh.png

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Also, I've been wondering. How does your sense of smell work? Chryssi has nostrils, but none of the rest of you do. I want to write about it in my changeling story but I figure I should ask somebuggy who would know. :trollestia:

Wait a second... Horizon "pretending" to be a rainbow changeling "ironically"? That doesn't make any sense! Unless...

Oh my god. It explains everything!

Horizon has no taste!

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Sigh. All these people conditioned to believe that the "twelve days of Christmas" are the twelve days leading up to it. Amirite?

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Ha! You can't trick me! You thought to undermine my story by exposing my lack of knowledge about changeling biology, but as part of pretending to be a changeling today, I studied about them really hard! :ajsmug:

In brief, the dark patches on the muzzles have scent-receptors. Regular non-sherbet changelings have them too, but you can't make out the discoloration against the black.

[/headcanon]

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AND I CERTAINLY DON’T STAND IN FRONT OF MIRRORS THINKING ABOUT HOW GOOD RAINBOW WOULD LOOK ON ME

Random observation: Throughout the canon media, when the word ‘rainbow’ is spoken, it refers to Rainbow Dash more often than it does to rainbow coloration or other rainbow-colored phenomena.

Like, at least two to one.

Well, all right, she would still look good on you, I mean, that's Rainbow Dash.

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Random observation: Throughout the canon media, when the word ‘rainbow’ is spoken, it refers to Rainbow Dash more often than it does to rainbow coloration or other rainbow-colored phenomena.

… I admit that's what I thought it meant at first. But then I realized that this was silly, because that would require him to be a changeling. :scootangel:

4356663 honey can we talk.

I mean I used to claim I was ironically being super femme online before I came out.

It's okay to be a rainbow bug. o.o

I like rainbow changelings. They seem stately and huggable.

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Horizon has no taste!

So you're the one who licked him at Bronycon!

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I like rainbow changelings. They seem stately and huggable.

Well, of course. Why else would they all make themselves look like that?

No one will suspect when they suck you dry of your love.


Does this make you pretty rainbow colored ironically or ironically pretty rainbow'd?

Either way I approve of both being fabulous and deep irony

4357098 My God.

They've learned Anime Schoolgirl Killer theory.

Oh, horizon. Don’t worry, we all know.

Your denials are cute, though. :heart:

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… I admit that’s what I thought it meant at first. But then I realized that this was silly, because that would require him to be a changeling. :scootangel:

Having the hots for Rainbow Dash would also be a plausible interpretation of the phrase, though a sleazy one at that.

So he’s either a changeling or a sleaze, which is worse? :)

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I keep telling myself I ought to come back and respond to this, because I think there's a layer of truth behind the joke here, and you deserve the regard of a serious answer. So, before I can procrastinate any longer ... Real talk!

The short answer is, I know exactly where you're coming from -- I'm close enough friends with enough transfolk (seems like half of the crowd I regularly hang out with online, to be honest ...) that the story of denial, a moment of epiphany, self-evaluation, and redefinition of gender roles is familiar territory.

I've also had ample time for my own reflection, and while there are certainly feminine elements of myself that I can happily and unironically embrace, I am comfortable with my danglies as given. I don't let that stop me from defining what my gender means to me -- what popular culture tells us masculinity should be is a toxic fucking thing. And I also don't let my danglies stop me from crossing lines on occasion. :duck:

I also ought to note that Horizon, for all that he's "me", is fundamentally a character I play. (This is not the case for Baxil, who I consider to be a mask that is more me-shaped than my body. You want to talk about dysphoria, it's all in the species direction.) I would be comfortable agreeing from the outside that Horizon is deeply in denial about something, but I keep it up because it's fun. :twilightsmile:

4378644 Ehe. Actually I read 'adorable probably cis changeling' from you and was amused by how well you were hitting the exact beats I remember from pre-epiphany. Call it an affirmation.

So yeah, layer of truth but not quite the precise suspicion. o.o

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Okay, cool!

I'd offer a brohoof but there really needs to be a better word for that in this context. <.<

4378696 Once again.

*pouncetacklehug*

EDIT: Failreply is fail

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Oh, right. :pinkiehappy: *is pouncetacklehugged*

(I would say that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, but this is a pretty sweet doom!)

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