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James is good friends with a couple of ponies.

James is not aware that he has a disorder.


Inspired by Admiral Biscuit's writing challenge.

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Headcanon accepted.

Mica #2 · October 28th · · 1 ·

It is magic descended from the Hasbro Gods of kid-friendliness. :rainbowlaugh:
Hilarious story, great premise!

“Ponies don’t exactly go around looking for opportunities to talk about their private parts. Mostly.” Potluck shot a glare at Razor, then turned back to James with a frown. “Are humans any different?”

He raised a finger, paused for a moment, then lowered it. “You know, I’m not sure if I want to answer that…”

Wise decision.

Well, everything in the magical land of Equestria can be regarded as either Fey or some form of magical creature, so it makes perfect sense that basic decency glamours exist.

So: Headcannon accepted.

Also: Fridge Horror accepted: Imagine if humans somehow acquired this metaphysical ability, and then started going around naked. But all the naughty bits are somehow missing. :rainbowderp:

Also-also: Stanisław Lem would appreciate the depicted lack of understanding of basic concepts between species.

this makes starlight and co adventure in the no magic works changeling hive way more awkward in To Where and Back Again and let not forget the embarrassment caused when cozy took away the worlds magic for a day

Yeah, the groinal veil's been part of my headcanon for years. Though it does make Tirek's rampage and Cozy's attempted takeover all the more awkward for everyone involved...

Still, good on James to recognize the definition issue almost immediately. As much as I enjoy "Who's on First?" shenanigans, they would've dragged down this story more than add to it. Nice slice of interspecies relations.

This is a perfect idea, explains howmequestian get away with always being naked and leads to wacky cultural misunderstandings! Ponies assume humans are horny as hell all the time!

Some time ago I read a story where something like this was at least implied. Good to see more stories with the same idea, because I find the whole concept rather interesting. And this little story was absolutely giggle-inducingly hilarious! :rainbowlaugh:

My headcanon is that Equestrian cultures simply don't have an issue with that kind of modesty and that no one is bothered by seeing others' anatomical details, but this works too :rainbowlaugh:

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Yes, either this or the headcanon offered in the story would both explain why the Wonderbolt locker rooms are mixed gender. Ponies walk around naked anyway, so there is no privacy issue.

Brings me back to Season 1 scene:

Usually, the only time we turn it off is when we see the doctor, or when we want to let somepony know that we’re interested in, uh…”

“Rumpy-pumpy?”

:rainbowlaugh: Glorious!

Razor smirked, and the next time James blinked, the parts in question had vanished. “Why, thank you. It’s not all that different from taking clothes off, now that I think about it. Usually, the only time we turn it off is when we see the doctor, or when we want to let somepony know that we’re interested in, uh…”

I'm fine with magical modesty. I do not think "flashing your funbits" as a flirtation tatic will work well with humans, though.

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I imagine netrual animal features like sheathes and fur help, as well as animal anatomy hiding better on quadrupeds.

They can handle higher weather ranges so clothing for warmth is sparse.

Behavior during the gala(embarrassment from dedressing) and the general overdress of rich and noble of Canterlot suggests clothing is exclusively a luxary item representing status and wealth, or used during special occasions.

Hm... Oddly enough, this makes human flashers in Equestria slightly more normal, but in a strange fashion.

What an interesting cover pic... :moustache:

If ya don't get my meaning, think more on it while looking at the pic

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Also: Fridge Horror accepted: Imagine if humans somehow acquired this metaphysical ability, and then started going around naked.

I don't think that many people will be keen on taking advantage of this ability, though. We're simply not well-equipped to be comfortable in the vast majority of environments we inhabit; it's gonna be too hot/cold/dry/wet/rough/sticky.

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Modesty could also be a concept that transcends the limitations of standard magic. Behold, the true power of censorship! :trollestia:

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As 10504272 pointed out, their quadrupedal posture and other traits help to limit their exposure. Whereas with humans, it's really kind of impossible to ignore when we're standing upright. :twilightoops:

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'Normal', insofar as flirting with strangers might be somewhat tolerable. :derpytongue2:

I imagine they'd still have laws against flirting that crosses over into harassment. :pinkiegasp:

If you're a stickler for things having an in-universe explanation, then it is kind of hard to ignore how the show very obliquely acknowledges that ponies have the relevant bits, and yet they're never witnessed. "Magic genital cloaking devices" is probably as good as it gets.

But...but does he meet up with her again?? Sequel maybe??

James rolled his eyes and downed the rest of his coffee. “Bloody ponies… you’re all crazy.”

That sentence basically summarizes the entire story.

Good story!

thinking about it it also funny anyone wanting to court the princess are flashing them in court

I thought from the title this was gonna be an Estee story.

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I was kind of referring to all species (some of which wouldn't have fur, tail, quadrupedal posture, etc to help hide the relevant parts), not just ponies. For example, a yak's genitals would be much easier to conceal than a dragon's genitals, but I imagine their cultures never developed the kind of taboo on showing genitals like humans have, so an uncovered thingy would be no more scandalous than, let's say, an uncovered leg or snout. Sorry if it wasn't clear earlier.

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It also summarizes rather a lot of episodes of the show. I know there's an image somewhere of each of the Mane 6's time spent visibly insane captioned by Season 1 Twilight's nearly identical quote.

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Confound These Ponies!

I have wondered from time to time if something like this could be in effect in Equestria, but I never worked out a way for it to work that I liked (with exception for the changelings, because changelings). Turns out, I was overthinking it, as this presents all the simple and obvious solutions. :rainbowlaugh:

According to members of the show's staff though (because of course somebody somewhere asked at some point), they admitted at some point (forget where, but either social media or at some convention) that, in their heads, there was no magical sense of "modesty" or anything like that--everyone was simply completely anatomically correct and on full display 24/7. They just, for obvious reasons, weren't in the habit of actually rendering that in the show. :trixieshiftright:

Well, I think Sludge in S8E24 must have let it hang out. At least it looks like that from Twilight's expression. (poor Twilight :twilightoops: )

This was a fun trip! I'd like to see what a full fledged fic would look like with this setup.
Sure it's got a problem with appearing with magic loss but that could be hand waived away as being a different type of inherent magic or it could be left in for comedic effect even if it wouldn't fit canon.

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Or it's not connected to marks and Tirek just doesn't wanna suck on any groinal screens.

This was nice. Just friends being friends.

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Well, they still have all the usual verbal flattery at their disposal. When it comes to royalty or just plain manners, it's probably best to start with words and work your way up to flashing in private.

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According to members of the show's staff though (because of course somebody somewhere asked at some point), they admitted at some point (forget where, but either social media or at some convention) that, in their heads, there was no magical sense of "modesty" or anything like that--everyone was simply completely anatomically correct and on full display 24/7. They just, for obvious reasons, weren't in the habit of actually rendering that in the show.

That's hilarious. And what a question to get if that was at a convention. :twilightoops:

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Assuming dragons are like reptiles, they'd have it all safely hidden in a cloaca. Unless you meant that he'd deliberately let it out for Twilight to see. :raritycry:

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Friends being friends is one of the best kinds of conversations to write! :pinkiehappy:

Ah, crap. Now I have to adjust my headcanon, and I just had it let out - again! Sigh.

Glad to see someone else shares my personal headcanon. Freaky equine planet magic.

Okay, that was surprisingly amusing and a nice explanation for "safe" art of MLP despite almost everypony being naked all the time.

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Works pretty well at parties.

Well that's one way to resolve the issue. Most just headcanon that nudity isn't an issue in their culture, but I kinda like this. Makes you wonder though why all sapient species have this ability even though it's apparently genetic. Some convergent evolution is going on.

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That was my thought too. What happens when magic is taken away? :rainbowderp: This has happened on three separate occasions on the show. Imagine the tension when Trixie and Starlight were near Chrysalis' hive.

Nice story! :yay:

“Rumpy-pumpy?”

:rainbowlaugh::trollestia:

So, the Sims have 'Woo-Hoo', and ponies have 'rumpy-pumpy'? Okay, I can accept that.

Very cool way of explaining it off. In Ranger, I did it as the "magic mcguffin" a little bead or trinket all ponies/etc... wear that hides stuff

Excellent!

I love this it was great period having a conversation about things to reveal lore is an exceptional tool for that sort of narrative I loved it.

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Hmm... I mean subconsciously I've just said magic when the question came up about nudity and ponies. Actually, I remember a story from oh so long ago late 2019 that it was directly stated to be magic that covers them up.

Since then, I've just subconsciously made it cannon on every story unless said otherwise as most stories don't even ask the question. Or often an explanation.

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Actually, I'd bet Modesty wouldn't be affected by magic-draining effects. Potluck specifically mentions it requires no power or thought to keep up, so it's probably less a magically effect as it is a natural aspect of reality like gravity. Just... one they can turn on and off somehow. It might even be something of an intelligent force, not so much controlled but acting on its own and only removing itself from others when it senses they don't want it around?

...Sudden awkwardness as it disappears is funnier though :rainbowlaugh:

screw modesty if i sudenly had a horse dick you think id hide that shit?

So wait, flashing your junk means you are interested? So if they had cell phones, dick pics would be the ponyland version of asking some one out. Man, ponyland is full of perverts.

My own headcanon has always been either nudism (meaning that nobody cares) or a muscle flap keeping things hidden, but that's fine as well.

I don't like this
It seems like an idea that someone went with while walking one day
It has no deeper meaning, It isn't even a comedy
Neither, Is it a good, Concrete and high-minded and principle work for retrospection
Another flavor of the month It seems

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Sunset shook her head. "Any other magical traits that are shared among the tribes clearly aren't part of human magic. Tactile telekinesis, the groinal veil..."

"The what?"

Sunset reddened. "Never mind."

:derpytongue2:
“Oversaturation” was the first thing to jump to mind as I was reading this. I was really happy to see Fan already dropped a comment. Meme’d.

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