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I am not contained between my hat and my boots.

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A little filly Twilight Sparkle takes her brother to visit one of her favorite conventions. He might not survive.


Based on this story:
Twilight Sparkle Takes Pinkie Pie To LineCon by silvershinepony -- A fun little story that changes the meaning of 'line'. Recommended if you like one-liners.
Linear Transformation by SilverAlchemist -- Recommended if you liked this story and want more.

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Comments ( 88 )

This story (or at least the first half of it) was written on paper while waiting in lines at Everfree NW! :twilightsmile:
Because more about lines is definitely what this story needs. :facehoof:

I will now hate lines forever! This is a great story, BTW. I loved the Checklist Con bit! :rainbowlaugh:

"When do we get to the ride?"
"This is the ride!":twilightsheepish:
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I read the entire story just to make that joke.:pinkiecrazy:

Well, the plot seemed fairly linear ...

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Thanks! Glad you liked it!

6174646
Heh, I wrote this whole story for the sake of a similar joke.

6174655
Naturally.

I have had the undeniable joy of attending conventions with someone who seems to enjoy LineCon as much as Twiley does here. I have never empathised with Shining as much as in this moment.

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:heart:

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I think everyone who has been to a con can sympathize a little.
Heck, I wrote a lot of this while in lines at Everfree NW. ^.^

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I really should have written the whole story that way.

Hilarious, really enjoyed this. “Silly, the line to go home doesn't start until the third day!” - really made me laugh out loud.

not sure it needed that twist at the end though. Is the implication supposed to be that shining Armour cheated on cadence and she left the door cracked to spy on him / found weirdly identifiable tail hairs ? I mean the punishment was hilarious but what ?

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Well, Cadance suspected cheating because of some tail hairs, so the next time the two of them got frisky, she left the door cracked and gave Twiley a camera. She knew Twiley would use it to blackmail him into something awful.

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Right! shining said to twilight

“Hey, she's just the babysitter, and I didn't even touch her.” [...then twilight replies...] “The pictures say otherwise!” I winked at him.

I thought the babysitter was Cadence , that was her job after all , It seemed like Twilight was blackmailing him with pictures of him and cadence. So there was another babysitter?

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So there was another babysitter?

Why wouldn't there be?

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Haha , well yeah, there is no reason there shouldn't be other babysitters. But if Shining mentions a baby sitter its not that weird for me to think he's referring to Twilight's in cannon actual babysitter Cadence right?

I think it needed a little more set up, like some detail from the "babysitter" that doesn't match with Cadence ?

Up next: AttendanceCon!

Where you go into various rooms and we taken attendance in different ways! Riveting!

Poor Shining, I don't wish that torture to anyone.

I really liked lined this.

Thanks for the torture ideas!

This story...didn't quite fit right with me. I like the whole "Shining is blackmailed into attending an extremely boring convention with Twilight" thing, that's pretty funny. But if that truly was the case, why on Earth would she think Shining was actually enjoying LineCon? If he enjoyed himself there, it wouldn't be much of a punishment/blackmail, would it?

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Make sense? What fun is there in making sense?

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Use them responsibly. :twilightsmile:

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That's a very pertinent correction.
It lines up well with the spirit of the story.

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I'm sure there's a few who deserve it. :raritywink:

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Unfortunately, that one's scheduled on the same week as ChecklistCon.

This LineCon is TORTURE! But then it reminds me of ComicCon... I've always wanted to go to a convention, especially if it's either anime or brony.

6177204
If you go to one, you'll see it's much like this.

6177232 So any conventions = LineCon?

I feel his pain. Pain of boredom!

6177294
Well, not quite as bad as LineCon... but lines do tend to feature prominently.

6177879
:raritydespair:
Hopefully that doesn't mean my story has bored you!

6178414 I heard in a video that you spend more time waiting than meeting the VA's and getting autographs in ComicCon.

6178483
Oh yes. If you want autographs, those lines are almost always very long... for only a few moments with the person you came to see.

But overall, it's not so bad. You meet interesting people in the lines, and you get to watch the cosplayers and other interesting people walking by.

6178498 This fic is surprisingly informative about the events during a convention.

6083013 You know, I made this exact same joke to Foals Errand while at EFNW... Oh well, missed my chance~

6178415 This was a very good story. I was just saying how I've been as bored as Shining before.

Amusing story. Reminds me of Bronycon 2014. While pre-registration on thursday wasn't bad, the autograph room lines on day 2 and 3 were terrible. So glad I got all my autographs done first thing.

Here's hoping we have the same sort of fun one month from now!

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Heh. Can't beat the Registration Line of Doom at the first Everfree. ^.^ And no, there was no pre-reg for that one.
(About halfway through the first day of the registration system not working, they went ahead and said badges were optional for the first day, and ever since then, Everfree has been very good.)

6179243
It's entirely possible that I overheard it and it became the basis of this story. :rainbowwild: I do recall coming up with the idea in response to hearing somebody talking about LineCon.

6179679 That could be it. While waiting for opening ceremonies and having our line moves like eight times I just went "When do we get to the con?" And before anyone could answer, I did jazz hands and shouted "This is the con!!!!"

When you can get the con staff laughing, you know you've won.

This is the first story that I'm gonna put in both my comedy and horror bookshelves. It both made me laugh and cringe in terror.

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:rainbowlaugh:
Now that's how you know it was a good one!

I wrote a review of this story.

It can be found here.

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It's hard to get a recommendation from you! :raritydespair: Then again, I suppose this is hardly my best work.

Well, it looks like those lines were...

Conventional.
YEEEAAAAAAAAH!

6189845
That's the best line you could come up with?

But... why?

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You should probably not bother asking that question for about half of my stories.

6191149
:twilightoops: You want MORE of this?

6191457 Of course >:D (why is there no matching ponymoji for that)

At first I thought this to be rather boring, because the concept, though funny doesn't offer much variety and "out of line" thinking. pun intended

However, you had me floored at:

The remaining panelist – more of an abstract theorist – claimed that the line truly belonged to itself, that it was a “self-deserving construct”... but nopony was really listening to him.

Thus I approve.

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Glad I could make it worth your while. ^.^

10/10 would attend this kind of convention.

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