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Kiss Me, I'm Romanian! (Not Really)

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After the events of Forgotten Friendship, Sunset Shimmer is looking forward to some nice down time. And there's no way she would rather spend it with a good book, especially one borrowed from Equestria. However, the name of the book may cause some concern among her friends.

(Contains dark humor)

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Live reading by Skijarama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b76Q5WcSAYs

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So, what I'm getting out of this is that Dash wants to eat herself. :trollestia:

In all seriousness, lovely little tribute to the special's shocking mondegreen.

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Who wouldn't want to taste the Rainbow?

I see what you did here and I love it.
Expecting to see this in the featured box by the end of the day.

"So, quick question," Rainbow began with a sheepish smile. "Earth ponies, unicorns, or pegasi... which taste better?"

Is it bad I’m curious?:rainbowlaugh:

A pegasus once tried to test me. I ate his liver with with some cupcakes and a nice applejack.

It's proper pronunciation is 'kahn-tah-bi-leys'. The way you were saying it made it sound like you were saying 'cannibals'."

I now doubt that Sunset would make that mistake. She is supposedly highly educated and I just feel that she would have know how to say it. Now if during the chapter she was shown misreading it with how she is pronouncing it the mistake would have been obvious. Still an interesting read overall.

"I wonder who the real cantabile's are..."

I'm just curious why no one asked what the real word meant. :facehoof:
Nice story

--Spade

I am happy as all get out that someone thought to address this.

Though now I'm wondering if there was any reason why Princess Twilight was obsessing over the book beyond her "unknown literature is awesome" mindset. Why cantabiles? :rainbowderp:

Comment posted by Brony4Ever1992 deleted Mar 6th, 2018

"Pony cupcakes?" Pinkie gleefully asked with a slight eye twitch.

Runaway Rainbow Dash

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Maybe she's into the study of harmonising vocal music through the ages? I mean, given the 'spontaneous musical number' effect that the Magic of Harmony seems to generate, I imagine that there has been a lot of research done into the phenomenon over the millennia!

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Well, the joke came about from the way Twilight pronounced it and she is also a very educated mare.

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Better than anything I can think of, I suppose.

The three freshmen appeared mortified for a moment before grinning at each other as if opportunity had struck.

"Cannibal, you say?" Apple Bloom said, stroking her chin.

"I sure do hope Anon-A-Miss doesn't catch wind of that," Sweetie Belle mischievously said.

"We're so not Anon-A-Miss, by the way!" Scootaloo suddenly spat, unconvincingly.

An annoyed Apple Bloom elbowed Scootaloo in the arm before quickly ushering both her blockheaded friends away. Sunset groaned and turned her attention back to her own confounding comrades.

OMFG

Methinks Twilight has a secret Vore fetish and that's why she mispronounced it...

After the first time we watched Forgotten Friendship, we had to watch it second time, with the captions on. according the captions, Twilight does in fact say "Canterlot Cannibals Volume 31, That's when it gets good."

8779636 Be fair now, it's pretty obvious which tribe of ponies will taste most like chicken. :scootangel:

An incredibly accurate story on the confusions of being a teenager.

Heey what a nice story.

The three freshmen appeared mortified for a moment before grinning at each other as if opportunity had struck.

I'm assuming you meant to say horrified. For someone to be mortified means they are extremely embarrassed.

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Yeah, it's clearly "Canterlot Cannibals" in the special, but in the chapter book version, A Friendship to Remember, it's "Canterlot Cantabiles". So either the book toned the joke down or it was indeed "cantabiles" in the script, Tara Strong mispronounced it, and they kept the take.

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According to Nick Confalone's live tweet of the special, it is "Cantabiles."

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Unicorns from a small but not too rural town like Ponyville, obviously. They generally don't exercise too much and so the meat wouldn't be too tough, but they aren't surrounded by a bunch of pollution and eating hyper processed crap that would give them a chemical taste.
















What's everybody looking at?

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Sunset should have told her, "You are a pegasus."

CSC

Uhhh.......what?!

Uhh.....Twilight........this is a misunderstanding about cannibalism. I don't think "culture" justifies it.

i know what they where going for but tara strong did miss read the line and no one noticed so its canon that its a book about cannibalism

I think unicorns would be the best tasting with the magic seasoning them up with pegasi being chewy and earth ponies being the toughest and would make the best jerky out of the three

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Hate to disagree but I heard cantibles. I didn't even realize that people were hearing cannibals until I watched some reactions.

I like the title reference to "Cannibal Holocaust". Anyone who's seen or at least heard of the movie might get the jest of your chosen reference. :rainbowlaugh: Other than that, I'm looking up to having a look see since your brief synopsis has caught my attention! :twilightsheepish:

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The way Tara Strong said it isn't how it's pronounced...

Holocaust, oy very!

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A classic mark of being highly educated is knowing what words mean while having no idea how to pronounce them because you've read alot but never heard them said.

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Interesting, like I said I heard cant-ah-ble-s but I agree it can sound like cannibal but I guess I’m so used to horse puns at this point that I didn’t even question the pronunciation.

I just....NO RD!! BAD!! *His Rainbow repeatedly with a rolled up newspaper*

according to the hearths warming tale Its earth ponies who get eaten.

It would be pronounced "Can't-Ables" Sunset, pronounce the T! It's like how so many people pronounce Supposedly as "Supposably". It's a D people not a B! And it's "X cet tra" not "X CED DRA" and "S Specially" not "X Specially". Sorry those common mispronounce words annoy me
Also Pegasus probably taste like chicken.

unlike "cannibal holocaust", i doubt any actual life forms were deliberately killed during the making of this story
i hope you understand why i have no choice but to downvote
for authenticity's sake

This. This right here was brilliant. Epic. Loved it.

Also, I caught that Forrest Gump reference and it was amazing. That's the kind of thing I'd do. :pinkiehappy:

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I must say that a it makes more sense to find a book about ponies eating other ponies to be in the secret restricted section of the library than one about some sort of singing style.

"Cannibal, you say?" Apple Bloom said, stroking her chin.

"I sure do hope Anon-A-Miss doesn't catch wind of that," Sweetie Belle mischievously said.

"We're so not Anon-A-Miss, by the way!" Scootaloo suddenly spat, unconvincingly.

You...actually made a joke regarding Anon-A-Miss that was genuinely funny. That alone deserves praise. :rainbowlaugh:

The rest of this is just...wonderful. Absolutely hilarious. Brava! Bravicima! :rainbowlaugh:

I was using the Italian pronunciation for "Cantabiles", largely because that's my native language, so I was very very confused about what was going on up until the end XD

Well... that was underwhelming.

Seriously if your going to evoke once of the nastiest film known to pop culture, you could at least give some kind of real connection in the story. On the other hand, having see the film, I suppose I could say that it to was underwhelming, for me at least. So I guess they have that in common.

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It's a little bit funny, because that's the sort of thing that, even if Tara Strong didn't think she needed to check the pronunciation of a word she didn't know, and the director didn't catch, should have been caught and corrected in post-production This is just sloppy.

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Seriously if your going to evoke once of the nastiest film known to pop culture, you could at least give some kind of real connection in the story.

Maybe not the actual story, but I wrote the Anon-A-Miss joke and Twilight's speech to invoke the actual themes of Cannibal Holocaust: media exploitation and the similarities between cannibal society and "civilized" society.

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I should really learn sarcasm doesn’t translate well into text. I meant that to come off half jokingly, but I guess that fell on its face. It’s a fine story with an eye catching title, and I really enjoyed it. It was fun and amusing to see the different characters reactions, all of which their personalities quite well. I’m glad to have read it, and I’m sorry if I offend in any way.

This kind of "misheard/mispronounced word" plot point always confuses me. Even if you assume the E is silent, I don't really see how it's possible to mistake "cantabile" for "cannibal." 'Cause, you know, there's still a T in it, and also A and I are not pronounced the same way.

It's weird, sometimes I kinda get the impression that native English speakers actually don't perceive sounds the same way I do. :applejackconfused:

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I’m glad to have read it, and I’m sorry if I offend in any way.

Thanks and no you didn't offend me :twilightsmile:

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