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Nebbie


Prone to extreme analysis, wild ideas, and grossness.

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The episode was okay, but it had a lot of...unusual choices, from the sleeping arrangements in Trixie's wagon (hammocks sandwiched by stuff on both sides is inefficient even if the wagon's bigger on the inside) to the huge deal about being thrifty with food combined with buying premade luxuries instead of bringing any.
And Trixie not having to pee in a multi-day staring contest joke? That's just a waste of comedy potential.
It's so bizarre that an episode specifically about uncomfortable lack of privacy/luxury and needing to scrape by on food seems to take place in an alternate universe where ponies' only problems with those are that they're noisy sleepers and want fancy cakes.

Here's a more realistic telling of events. Caution: Toilet humor ahead, obviously.

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The weirdest part about the description is that outhouses were established as canon back in season 2, but that's the only time I think a bathroom has even been mentioned in that way, and it was with Pinkie.

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In the original writeup I had for the description (too long-winded, had to rewrite) I pointed out the weirdness that the show only has ponies going to the bathroom specifically in Dodge City ("Party Pooped" had Cherry Jubilee exit an outhouse to run into Pinkie, presumably as a joke inspired by its very name).

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I forgot about that one...
Either there's some kind of magic around the rest of Equestria that prevents them from having to actually use bathrooms like that (and it doesn't work on the trains), or there's a spell on Dodge Junction and the trains to and from that makes them need to use it...
At least, that's my new headcanon.

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There was a toilet in Bon Bon's bathroom in her house in Three's a Crowd, when Discord removed most of the house.
I'm pretty sure we've at some point seen an outhouse on the Apple farm as well.

Neither have been shown used, however, and overall it's quite odd that ponies burp more than they excuse themselves to the bathroom in the show.

9147015
For all we know Discord altered the contents of the inside of the house for a gag

But yeah, it's definitely strange when you stop and think about it.

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I think the reason we don’t see it in the show, except in a couple of episodes, is because it wouldn’t really add anything to the plot of each episode.

Also, I’m sorry I have to be “that guy” but your headcanon doesn’t work. In Somepony to Watch Over Me Applejack points out the possibility that Applebloom could have to go to the bathroom and in Brotherhooves Social Applebloom uses having to go to the bathroom as an excuse to get away from Big Mac. There was also the scene in Baby Cakes where Mr. Cake changed the twins’ diapers and then Pinkie changes their diapers again in the same episode.

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Ah yes, I'd briefly forgotten about the Cake twins. The only time the show has properly done a poop joke. It certainly did it well and appropriately.
Also, there was one time there should have been a toilet but wasn't: The Cutie Map, with the reeducation building. Not having it in a scene about an inhumane imprisonment scenario really raises some questions that a show for little girls shouldn't, relating to potential buildup of, shall we say, 'filth'.

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I completely forgot about that
Well, it was a joke headcanon anyway

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In most places in the fic, there's less dialog than the show had. Trixie's a big talker and both mares are full of sarcasm (among other things).

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Ah ok that makes more sense to me.

Now, I haven't read this fic (and probably won't, seeing how it is a fix fic), but I scrolled down to the comments and there are some things said here I just feel a pressing need to answer on, because they make me concerned a lot:

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The weirdest part about the description is that outhouses were established as canon back in season 2, but that's the only time I think a bathroom has even been mentioned in that way, and it was with Pinkie.

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I pointed out the weirdness that the show only has ponies going to the bathroom specifically in Dodge City

9147003

Either there's some kind of magic around the rest of Equestria that prevents them from having to actually use bathrooms like that (and it doesn't work on the trains), or there's a spell on Dodge Junction and the trains to and from that makes them need to use it...

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Neither have been shown used, however, and overall it's quite odd that ponies burp more than they excuse themselves to the bathroom in the show.

So..... Okay. Don't get me wrong here, I have seen my fair share of bizarre thoughts/criticism about MLP: FiM or aimed at MLP: FiM, especially on EQD..... But I think I can safely say that this here is taking the cake and the most bizarre thing I ever saw someone saying about the show.
It's so bizarre that I have a hard time taking these thoughts serious, yet, they are presented here like you are very serious with these..... so I guess they are meant serious?
To make my confusion more clear, I have very big trouble with comprehending why anyone would even think about this or why anyone would seriously consider this a plothole.....
And my disbelief that such bizarre thoughts are really meant serious makes me, right now, only able to ask questions:

Do you really believe that something so insignificant, unimportant and boring like ponies using the bathroom needs to be seen on-screen, rather than it happening off-screen?

And, let's humor the thought that ponies using the bathroom or even just announcing to use the bathroom would be shown on-screen, do you two really believe that there is such a high chance that we would get to see that in episodes that show mere 22-minutes long snippets of ponies' lives and of which the vast majority are about events where everypony involved has bigger problems than worrying about a bathroom break?

And, most importantly, do you really and seriously believe that the fact we don't see any bathroom breaks on-screen is a reason to, again seriously, assume that Equestria has spells that alter their natural need of having to use the bathroom?


And, even though I don't know about you, but yes, I am serious with these questions. Because I have seen so many weird, strange or downright bizarre being said about the show by bronies, then reading these comments has genuinely disturbed me. :applejackunsure:

And about this:


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Also, there was one time there should have been a toilet but wasn't: The Cutie Map, with the reeducation building. Not having it in a scene about an inhumane imprisonment scenario really raises some questions that a show for little girls shouldn't, relating to potential buildup of, shall we say, 'filth'.

Two misconceptions here:

1. An inhumane imprisonment scenario is exactly where you would expect that there isn't a toilet, for reasons that are obvious, so there's no surprise here.

2. It is not a little girl's show and it is neither a children's show. The very nature of the show, the themes, the settings, the scenarios, the depth, the lessons, the maturity and the darkness, especially your example, make very clear that it is anything but a show made with the intent to cater to children. And this is not even going into it yet how silly it is to classify it as a "show for girls" just because the main characters happen to be ponies.
In a show specifically aimed at children, there would not be an inhumane imprisonment scenario in the first place.

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To answer your questions:
No, I don't seriously believe that stuff, but it's fun to come up with more outlandish explanations for things beyond "we don't see it because it's not necessary".

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Good. There is still hope left for your mind. Because there really are many circumstances in Equestria that are a lot more realistic and interesting to seriously analyze and theorize about.

9157573
True, but I like joke analyzing the smaller, more inconsequential stuff more.

The only stuff I seriously try to figure out are when and how Scoots' would finally be able to fly on her own and who her parents really are (I know about her aunts, but they haven't appeared in the show yet, so they aren't fully canon to me yet).

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The trouble is that the compound they were in was actually really fancy compared to most of the village, so having to replace the floor etc. because of prisoners going just anywhere would be a nightmare for Starlight.

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