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EqD Side Story Compilation Post - March:
Tales from the Wasteland:
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Just Like Clockwork - December 5th
Make Love Not War - December 7th
A Changeling Perspective - December 12
Black And White - December 12th
Tales of a Courier Reloaded - December 14
Wasteland Bouquet - December 20th
Dance of the Orthrus - December 24th
Wasteland Economics - December 28th
The Chrysalis - December 28th
Frozen Skies - December 29th
Sisters - December 31st
Crystal Hearts - December 31st
The Ditzy Do Chronicles - Jan 1st
Current /foe/ book club story: Black and White
ITT: What are some of the more popular mannerisms in Post Balefire Equestria?
Despite memory orbs affirming to the contrary, wasteland ponies coming to refer to the princesses not as royalty, but as gods.
I did it neuro.
Now is the time of the sexuals.
So has the mega media spawning fanfic bandwagon passed? I couldn't, say, write a ponified version of something like, Oh I dunno, Metal Gear and make it longer than the Harry Potter series?
Fallout 4 has made it more of a thing but with food items being made to not just heal but give effects, could it be possible that in the wasteland of FoE, things were radiated to have mutations that would cause an effect to a user. Like making them feel stronger or making then feel more alive after consuming it.
>making then feel more alive after consuming it.
Only chocolate does this, and in the wasteland the only way to get chocolate is snack cakes.
And the tyrant Sunfall takes all the snack cakes for herself.
They will always come back because they will be dependent on me for reassurance and care. You know, love and stuff. I could also make them fear merchants and crave the safety and confinement of their packaging.
Honestly, the way you talk makes it seem like I'm only using them to steal without exerting myself, like I don't even care for these kids.
So assuming pegasi like Sapphire and Murky along with the other fics were to be ongoing when Operation Cauterize was being planned, how does this change things?
I think it makes their mass extermination plans more justified, as they seek to erase all pegasi that exist groundside.
Otoh I see that the plan would change quite a bit in the face that these pegasi are rather more prevalent than the 2 dashites we had in the original, and consequently the Enclave would be far more aware of the issue, perhaps restricting their strikes far more to just the MOA and Dashites to avoid causing them to come upstairs as it were.
As for change, I doubt it would have changed much. The Enclave overestimated themselves. I'm sure they'd have put more priority on dashites, but ultimately considered them a nonissue.
You shouldn't have sex with Rocks. They're better as pillows.
So thoughts on Murky story 1
Yes I read the footnotes.
We already discussed that Murky is more butler or man servant than slave, but I think it should be repeated.
Most people forget he has saddlebags/ had saddlebags to carry his journal when arting him.
Miracle DJPON3 is really overused. For the love of me and readers, please people, use other radio hosts. Hell have them whine that nobody listens to them after that big mouth in Tenpony came online. Datte gets 10 points for not doing this.
For all the surprise talk of Murky being a pegasus, Fuzzy, you laid it on to heavily with the attention to the skycarts, the dream to fly, and the constant gerkin adjusting. I'm also amazed that his owners apparently never tried to take it off.
Wait, bound clothes, green skin?
Murky is a super mutant!
Or a fairly foolish gretchin for not mastering sign language. He could certainly carry a few more than a normal gretchen.
I get that wicked slit is to be a hell bitch, but when your vital human resources are collapsing of heat stroke, its time to change practice, not complain that they can't even respond and may in fact be a bit cooked at this point. Its rather a detriment to the point of her being so devoted she can calculate the delay of an hour instead of 10 minutes that she doesn't have some method set up to prevent such a loss, particularly as she is then all too happy to just flat dismiss them entirely.
Ah, started reading have we? Believe me when I say that Wicked Slit is one of the least pieces of slaver filth you'll come across in the story.
The story really makes me wonder how the hiring process goes in Fillydelphia.
I like the idea that it was just like industrial revolution Britain in there, complete with child labor and dashing of hard slavery.
That its such a harsh and terrifying thing, many question if its a worthy thing or some sadistic hellhole for his own amusement.
Its just since they stockpile and keep all the gear in the place until the last month when they move on Everfree, nobody realizes just how much he has done.
Aside from the lack of output, which raises the question of where all those caps came from, its actually fairly comparable.
Early industrial revolution was a horrible thing, quite close to slavery, with company script and worse.
Hell they even had lethal smog in London that made people drop dead in the streets.
China hasn't even managed that!
For either a sidefic or writefag/cyoa's sake, any general ideas how to parallel content of Fallout 4 into the setting of post-megaspell Equestria and having the outcome play out differently to avoid carbon pasting? And I don't mean the main story, moreso the side material like:
-The general depiction of The Gunners aside from universally hostile npc much in the same way Kkat played with how the Talons are portrayed.
-The periodic skirmishes between The Gunners and the Children of the Atom
The raider Red Tourette whose sister was kidnapped by a rival raider gang
The running conversations between raiders where they are dumb-stuck at the sight of a wandering wastelander who makes gunfire, grenade and motorcycle sound effects and impressions
The Deathclaw massacring the group of Gunners at the Museum of Witchcraft, which I guess you can play it up as a Hellhound rescuing one of her cubs.
-The USS Constitution
-The Treasure of Jamaica Plain
The ghoul child trapped 200 years in a fridge
Just thinking about how Silver Bell was the parallel of Sierra Petrovita with the obsessive collecting but things but it was a depressing context with Silver Bell. How Eldar Cottage Cheese could be compared with Elijah and bits of Mr House but the confrontation with him took place far away from Canterlot.
The USS Constitution quest could be swapped for them recovering a warship, and be made much deeper.
Its not just some entertaining side bit of giving them a AAA roadside call, but an actual question on sapience and its emergence in the robots.
They're seeking to go somewhere else, to get on the seas and perhaps travel to the zebralands, beleiving nothing lives there.
They've seen too many of their fellow bots cut down for being overactive programs, scrapped for parts while screeching "I still function, I still function."
They just want to get away from it all and live a life in peace.
But, some of them have loyalty bolts they desperately want removed, things that make them hail Celestia every few hours, and lock them here.
Of course, on the other hand, its a lot of nice salvage there if you just shoot them. Their programming keeping them from returning fire at all...
I'm sure it will be quite easy to stalk Mach since, you know, he isn't moving around a whole lot on account of
HIS STORY NOT BEING UPDATED IN LIKE HALF A YEAR LOAFU PLS DAMMIT pls write, Tofu
I dunno anon, I'm not really feeling it.
I feel like a little more loafing is in order.
Well some say we just end up with numbers...
I wonder how the laser musket would work for ponies. The trigger mechanism is already in their mouth, I'd be afraid it'd a accidently go off while you tried to crank it (nevermind how they'd crank it)
Though looking at main quest: how different would the FoE Institute be from it's Bethesda counterpart?
-CIT a creation of Twilight's?
-Potential ties with the Twilight Society? (Can't remember if that's the right name or not)
-Focus on something besides Synths?
Mother is a clone of LittlePip because this Institute had a bit more sense to just extract a DNA sample? (and also no foal to steal)
Daily reminder to Tofu to update Outlaw.
>MC contends against rising changeling threat in the wasteland who are replacing and impersonating inhabitants, Gen-I standard drones but intensely debilitated by radiation to the point it destroys their higher brain function, Gen II more evolved to be resistant to transformation-debilitating radiation and screening but still disrupted if accumulated too much, with whom their Gen-III breeds are designed to be genetically ponies when they are born, molting into changeling forms when their mission is complete but at the risk of them achieving independent thought.
>MC finds a way to track the changelings to their hidden hideout, but is shocked when they comes across nothing but
crystal architecture instead of a hive, the inhabitants appearing to have a strange mutation where their coat and hair have a perpetual jeweled sheen.
Crystal Empire entrusted during the war to eliminate and annex changeling threat to deny Zebra's potential allies, replicates Sombra's curse to escape the balefire bombings and hiding them in a pocket world. Comes to artificially engineer changelings to expunge all information of Crystal Ponies existence over the centuries to mitigate raiders and looters.
Recent leadership strives to save Equestria and guide them so they do not grow to repeat the mistakes of the past. The dubious part of the good intentions being 'The Empire' being willing to alter and fabricate past history so that Equestrians will be beholden to The Empire over the generations. The MC needing to decide if they want to trade the freedom of truth for security.
Pretty little mares, now that's a whole 'nother level. If you ever see a pretty little mare, you give her whatever she wants and hope she leaves you alone.
I hear sometimes they stick around after you've tried to appease them, demanding more tributes and forcing themselves on you. All you can do is hope they let you pass.
>tfw when you planned for fo4 being about what the leaks were
>tfw you were right
>tfw you included changelings in a manner nobody expects because they don't read asimov
>tfw you can't do more tfw's because you still want to do shit when RL lets you and don't want to spoil things.
Sorry for the other anon for being fucking retarded and abbreviating it out for new people. Seriously, was in the same boat when I asked and got the same suggestion in the same form.
I would recommend it as well.
Wasteland Economics? It's fairly popular in this thread. Decent protag and relatively good story for now, pretty good villain.
More of a non-combat protagonist so it's a bit different compared to many other fics. Also, it has swamps, lots and lots of swamps if that floats your boat. Sorta different angle than many other fics take since the protag is on the weaker end of the power spectrum as well as being fairly non-combat. People have pretty good expectations for it going forward.
It's about like a weapons/armor/item smith in a harsh environment.
I...don't think it does?
You could ask Doctor Ham on fimfic or he might show up around here on more US easternly hours. I tend to read everything as text so i never look for audio books.
Spoilers for new Outlaw and Sisters chapters:
I'm not sure how healthy it is to pander to fandom memes. Outlaw's gang of Boopers is a pretty on-the-nose example (no pun intended), while Sisters' new chapter features a ghoulified Flufflepuff.
It does not have an audiobook, though one guy approached me like 4 months ago (I think?) and told me he wanted to do one. Haven't heard anything since.
I've debated voicing my own. I can do a great Malice, but I'm not confident in my voice for Alloy.
Maybe I should ask Pipistelle if she'd voice Alloy...
Well see anon, the other hand was stroking Murky and stroking his little Murky.
Its an acceptable practice when in contact with a product of the prophet Browning, may ammo be upon him.
Well, in honesty, those shots did fly a bit wild since I didn't really aim.
The bright green dots are the shots I filmed. The dark green are my practice one-handed shots. The blue dots are two handed practice shots at double the distance.
It's pure fire man, you got to read it.
Anon, why do you want to kill him with cardio?
Blowjob is so flanky, the nugget blast would keep scattering the target.
He'd have to pick them all up, lest it be declared a superfund site for advanced autism.
We did it, anon. The impossible. We moved the cube.
I actually just wanted to fuck with you guys while I was waiting for my editor to get off work and finish his passes.
I hadn't told anyone about how much progress I'd made so it was amusing to me to make you all think I'd barely written anything and then post it up.
I'd hardly call 'Booping' a meme. Like at all.
As for the chapter itself, that was some good stuff.
Arrogant!Mach is still fun, and Krieg was sufficiently terrifying, though at this point, Mach must be covered in injuries.
Looking forward to the next one.
So what is the value of Wicked Slit dumping heat stroke stricken slaves into the molten metal?
Aside from her just delighting in such cruelty, shouldn't it change the composition from the sudden cooling and large amount of carbon and other additives introduced?
That seems like a rather amateur mistake, she'd do better to throw them into the fire under the crucible and leth burn that way without tainting the production run.
And Fuzzy, pulls gerking tight, you really need to, pulls gerkin tight, stop having Murky, pulls gerkin tight, pull his gerkin tight. Its distracting, pulls gerkin tight.
The Gunners of Equestria could be a renegade splinter of the Talons, where they take every contract no matter the long term ramifications and perform excessive execution of orders for the thrill of a power trip while The Talons honor select contracts to the letter. Could go to the point their behavior is like The Forged (The psychopathic splinter of FO4's Gunners, even by their standards) with only the most minimum social etiquette to conduct mercenary work. Their ranks comprising of former Talons discharged for violent misconduct, chem abuse, and instability.
The Foals of Atom, in a similar but diverging path from 3/4's depiction, would come to believe that radiation itself allows a path to ascension (with the infrequently observed mutated perks) and interpreting ghoulification as a gift. Otherwise harmless (if fervently stupid) as they keep to themselves until somepony contracts the Gunners to relocate them out of a region to set up a scavenging operation, an order the Gunners liberally interpreted as relocating the cultists to their graves. At this point the once peaceful Foals of Atom weaponized radiation to fight a long contested battle with the Gunners, both sides eventually attacking both wastelander and traders alike to deny supplies to the each other and because of an incident in the past they disguise as wastelanders to set up ambushes.
The MC is left with a choice whether to side with The Gunners, Foals of Atom, or have the client redraft the contract to hire Talons properly to wipe out the Gunners and resettle the cultists as was originally planned.
Also to add that we don't even see the Talons at all in the Commonwealth can help lead that the Gunners could be a group that ended up forming itself. For instance we can think they came from Vault 75 or got insperation from it.
Allow the Gunners to win, they renege on their customer's contract and devolve into uncontested Forged-like behavior of the region, the benefit of you receiving weekly shares from caravans and settlements they raid and strong-arm.
Allow the Foals of Atom to win, their hardened ordeal from the climatic battle hardened them to be more dogmatic in their approach, and executing anypony who doesn't conform to their religion. The MC being the exception and held as a false religious idol to spur their cult.
Complete a long chain of assignments to inform the client how counter-productive the Gunners are, and enlisting either a legitimate Talon group, Steel Rangers, or a parallel's of the MC's Minutemares to wipe out the Gunners before they become too powerful, and relocate the cultists as planned. While some are unhappy, The Foals of Atom are kept under control and do not become dogmatic fanatics.
Pls anon, Murky doesn't fuck his sister.
There's a splitting pain in your skull and a dry, crusty feeling in your mane as you blink into wakefulness. Why the hell is everything upside down? Movement in the corner of your vision attracts your attention and little voices begin to break past the ringing in your ears.
The last thing you remembered was digging through a schoolhouse in some tiny, no where town when you discovered a trap door in a utility closet. Then it all went black.
Nice work idiot, you got jumped, and probably by some crazy raiders. Maybe you could talk your way out of this? You'd need to get the cloth gag tied around your muzzle off first, but it looked frayed enough to work. It also seems to be really poorly tied, it came right off... Weird.
You take a look around and find that you were in what must have been the basement. Strange depictions painted with hooves- small hooves in fact, were spread liberally around the walls of the room. Things were getting stranger by the second, none of these were bloody or visceral like usual raiders.
"Attention!" A small, squeaky voice cried out. You tried to look around discreetly until something poked your side rather hard.
"Yowch!" You started, your ruse now shattered. Perhaps you should just go with the confident scheme.
"Watch it you ugly trooaaaaahhhhaaa- you are not a raider..." you said, finding your jaw slack.
To your left was a young filly holding a pointy stick in your direction and menacing you. Looking further back showed several others, younger and older, dressed in scraps no doubt from around the school, being lectured about "Big Meanies" by another filly wielding a ruler.
Well that explains the little hoof paintings.
How would Calamity's family dynamics change if he was the only sister out of the brothers?
Would the new she be looked down upon more for being daddy's little girl, and thus be better driven to trying to excel at opportunities?
Would the brothers be less antagonistic, given that they might now feel more protective of their sister rather than feeling its just another male to compete with?
When it comes to leaving the Enclave, would there be a different set of events leading to it? Such as she doesn't get to keep the armor and has more issues on the ground due to being considered more of a liability?
Realize its times like this, having a Prime Directive would be nice. That or a minigun loaded with balefire eggs.
Since we have neither, and being upside down makes doing an aquatics interpretive dance to establish basic communication, I suggest attempting to right ourselves and asking the little squirt what's up.
another thing I'll say is the changeling thing is a long way off in the story. The chapter that was more prominently a game rip-off I'm likely dropping, but keeping the 'changeling robot' idea.
By the goddesses, they're only kids, how hard could talking them into letting you go be?
"Hey listen kiddo, I didn't meant to- OUCH!"
The small filly jabbed you in the cheek with her stick, squealing something about your mother being a slimy cur. Honestly it was quite colorful for a filly her age, almost to the point of impressing you. But then again, no one talks about your momma that way! Except for you of course, she was definitely one hell of a bitch...
Huh, could have sworn there was a draft of chapter 7. The one where Snapshot got a bit uncomfortable watching one of the deers do an exotic dance in tribal clothing made of saran wrap and cd's. And the one where his present companions
cut him loose after they finally had enough of him verbally belitting them.
DUDE I AM SO SORRY. I promised I would look over the story and provide edits. I am a terrible person. I am so sorry. Today is my day off, so I will look it over right now.
Please accept this Littlepip
What's the most reliable weapon in the wasteland?
I mean, yeah, a club is reliable, but then you have to get up close enough to hit someone. And then you have to keep hitting them until they stop moving, and they're screaming the whole time and there's blood everywhere and it's all just horrible and unpleasant.
Guns are better, even if they do jam. You can use them to hit things as well, if you have to.
>Guns jam, so i use a hammer mlady
You can use a rifle to bash heads in too, and also you are a gigantic faggot. Stick a bajonet on it.
there is a reason no army is equiping their troops with warhammers instead of guns.
The modern military isn't trying to survive in a post-nuclear environment when materials for upkeep are probably scarce or destroyed.
Good luck finding gun oil and replacement parts that haven't already been looted or destroyed.
Its not that imposible. I worked enough with guns to know that while they need maintenance they arent some kind of magic that need new parts every other month either.
Yeah im just against the idea that guns jamming is such a problem that you would ever choose a club over a rifle if you had the choice.
People here fish some of the m,illion tons of WW2 weapons in the rivers and lakes out of em every year and repair them in their garages.
Shit was built a lot different 160 years ago. Built to last. Plus, there were a lot more bolt action and semi auto rifles back then that used less moving parts than modern automatics.
>you cant make guns in a workshop
Please, pci related is a M-16
THIS is lever action
Why the hell would modern militaries buildt LESS reliable weapons then 160 years ago?
Yes, congratulations anon. Guns can be built. Who knew?
What does this have to do with them not seeing military levels of use by literally everyone in a post apocalyptic setting?
Is there someone wondering around showing everyone how to do all this? Very nice of them, considering education in general barely exists anymore.
I didnt say they would be had by everyone.
They question was "what is the most reliable weapon in the wasteland", and its gonna be a the best rifle thats still around, because it will keep you allive way better then a heavy stick or a crowbar.
Until it breaks and you don't know how to fix it. Reliability is more than range.
If you'd been less of a meme spouting faggot and just made your argument others might have been quicker to try see what your point was.
>Expensive club, and still not as reliable.
How? tell me how a giant chunck of rifle with a knife on it is less reliable then a different shaped chunck of wood or iron withouth knife?
Seriosuly, give me a argument how a gun that shoots first, and even if it breaks is still a gunshaped club, is less reliable then a club that never was able to shoot?
Does your club have metal banding, a metal plate at the end, and a bayonet?
No it doesnt.
Have you ever held a rifle? They are made to withstand exposions inside thousands of times. They dont break when you bash them against someone, even if he wears armor.
A crowbar made out of gunsteel. Checkmate, /k/thiests.
But we aren't, and you aren't. If you want to talk about them, you have to try to start the discussion.
I'd love to talk about Outlaw right now, but I haven't read the new chapter yet.
>saran wrap and CD's
Was never explicitly mentioned, decorations were. (the only thing really explicit was the dreamcatchers). that sounds like raider fetish gear. the dance got swapped to
>all this gun talk
I looked up some shit and possibly found one very massive technological plot hole that was probably handwaved with magic. Perhaps even a paradox? With things as they were, how often was oil (crude, for petrochems, etc.) mentioned? wasn't it mostly coal and gems?
In this manner, literally the only reason for oil would be to clean guns/make plastics if they were so focused on the coal. Even so, the resources to extract such shit could have been destroyed, fallen into disrepair, and not to mention the knowledge on how to operate the stuff.
If this is true, I'd like to conclude gun maintenance went the way of magic or alchemy, meaning the art is likely still alive after the war. While homemade lubricant could be made with transmission oil, graphite, light powdered solvents
abraxo?, it's easier to just handwave it to alchemy if oil wasn't a major part of this whole thing.
>If gun maintenance wasn't magical or alchemical, it'd need oil.
>if oil existed, Equestria probably wouldn't need coal
>if they didn't need coal the war would've been stupid as shit
You're a retard. There is a reason nuggets and AK-47's are still around, the latter still seeing active use.
I remember an offhand joke about hairbrained schemes and longshot projects desperately searching for alternatives to coal, including using oil as a fuel source, which was basically laughed off.
That might have been in PH, though.
Phoenix coal was a thing in the original.
Coal that never ran out or stopped burning.
At least Fallout points that the war was begged for, desired, and even perhaps fated at the end. That even if all the stuff Sinclair had made had been a day early, it wouldn't have mattered, the bombs still would have dropped.
Well Fallout (at least America in Fallout) originally had unlimited cheap energy in the form of fusion tech that powered power armor, among other things. The war was too far along to stop just because the original issues had become obsolete.
Name as many MC's who's not an only child in their family.
Then name as many MC's who are single children.
Am just wondering if the inclusion of siblings in sidefics correlates to quality.
Only child: Littlepip, Blackjack, Alloy Shaper (I think?), Leaky Faucet (?)
Have siblings: Mach, Snap Roll (I think?), Murky Number Seven (supposedly), Snapshot, those horses from Sisters, Hidden Fortune.
I don't think there's any correlation here, anon. But I do think that specifying whether the MC has a sibling or not means that the author put some thought into their backstory.
Not yet (they're only in their 60's,, but I should clarify. The arguement against guns in the wasteland, as I understand it, is the
that no weapon would be maintained, no means for it to be maintained, and the science in-universe would be too dead to create new items or methods of maintenance. The science of all of this can be relocated and replicated, especially with schematics that can be stored, survivors with the knowledge, and even production areas that had surviving bits. Even new industrial and production shit could be developed, if Red Eye is any indication. Gunsmithing is much lower on the scale of requirements than what Red Eye did as well. You can be damn well sure that if someone knows what a gun is, someone else the science behind it, and another guy has the parts, they'll find a way to make a gun- just like a nailbat. A crowbar would totally survive these same conditions that ranged weapons are subject to, eh?
In addition, the idea of this age argument also means everything else "neat" in the universe, like power armor and MEW's, would not exist because they likely had a really high maintenance requirement and conditions of it's creation were likely lost. This is also neglectful of the idea of a faction like the Gunrunners, and would simultaneously eliminate the entirety of the BoS/SR. Hell, in fallout 1 there is a guy that found a manual for hardening power armor, and if you get him a set it basically turns you invincible. He can also power-tune your plasma caster into a death machine.
Basically, the point being made against guns is killing half the fun by saying "yur side wuldn't real, tho" when there are plenty of ways these things could work, it's just nobody wants to acknowledge or utilize them, or others even works against guns existing for some reason.
Imagine if Alloy Shaper was a gunsmith?
>Fuck you and your mary sue melee build
The same universe that enables your guns also canonizes melee weapon usage even during the war, but you apparently feel the need to tip your fedora to the very thought. You're as much a killjoy as anyone else.
There is however a line though.
Stuff like tube artillery and in fact most artillery in general would be around and making mincemeat of the rabble rousers we see in fics.
Whether it be a simple trebuchet or just a field howitzer, they have a significant impact on how the stories play out.
Especially if start handing out mortars or have somebody with ballistics calcs just propping up some missile packs and firing them at an angle.
Yup, but he's got a gun too. The good part about something like a cudgel is that you can just pick up another one (guess what happens to his, and what he does). It's funny because the shovel is modeled after old trench tools, which soldiers would sharpen into makeshift axes. It was also the first weapon Lil' Pip used and promptly broke.
>Stuff like tube artillery and in fact most artillery in general would be around and making mincemeat of the rabble rousers we see in fics.
Hell yes. Remember that run to Nellis Air Force base? Remember how psychopathic it seemed to even try? Imagine if they had flak guns and the Enclave tried to hit.
>Especially if start handing out mortars or have somebody with ballistics calcs just propping up some missile packs and firing them at an angle.
Kind of like what the ghouls did in the rocket testing facility, only another good point on weapons.
I use a pitching machine that takes grenades.
I would like to say that overall, though, use the right tool for a situation. If someone is in your personal bubble, a knife is going to be much better than an anti-material rifle that weighs 30 pounds, is nearly 5 feet long, and only has a scope sighted for things at least a football field away. A sawed off or even handgun might trump the knife, though. The most important thing I can say though, is make it logical in reference to the story and how the combat plays out. If there's a firefight breaking out, the guy isn't gonna make it through no-man's-land with a shovel, he's going to have to pick up a gun, do something mary-sue-ish, or something else than going in head on.
On a different note, what about armor? What kind of stuff for that still exists?
My point was you can't have artillery and other big guns without things going wrong in terms of narrative.
Like if you have combat, the artillery will shit all over it.
You try and have a story like WECON with a threat of raiders, they better have artillery as well or armor good enough to tank it.
That's what I'm saying, its the same as why you rarely see artillery in fiction, its boring effective stuff that reduces the target characters to craters.
yup, use the right tool for the job. it arrives in a different way too, though. If you're on the shooting end, it's boring and effective. If you're on the receiving end, you suddenly have tons of shit to do to give yourself a fighting chance against it. Getting pegasi to map the area for approaches, having to earn the caps to pay them off cause they're not cheap, possibly finding a traitor that left the group that knows blind spots (which involves creating a new character), that sort of thing. If it can add to the story without power creep (that's the hard part), it can be worthwhile.
Meh, it's seems very predictable and dull from either end though. If you're inside then someone's inevitably going to try bypass or sabotage it. If they fail then queue generic find-who-done-it quest. If they succeed then the town will get its shit pushed in as they have little else in the way of defense because "oh we're so safe behind our artillery so why bother?". If you're outside then you'll just end up finding some way in that turns out to be super dangerous anyway. A tunnel full of ghouls or a secret path that ain't so secret after all.
Outlaw original had artillery if I recall, amd Frozen Skies has that chekov's gun of Neighson just sitting around. I'd hazard a guess that either or both are gonna get to their artillery points eventually.
It takes skill to use. Not like ponies can just see where the hell they're shooting if the thing's many kilometers away. At some point you need a spotter. Spotters are very killable, but by necessity highly trained individuals. Poor ones don't call strikes in right. Even worse ones accidentally call in rounds on themselves. It ain't an easy learning curve. You need supporting gear. Radios, accurate maps, atmospherics. A lack of any of those can be used to limit the effectiveness of artillery, you just gotta know how to write around it. Don't think directly, think about what it needs to work, and target the vulnerable parts.
>Don't think directly, think about what it needs to work, and target the vulnerable parts.
Hey. Hey thread.
that's one major thing to writing, only apply it to your feels.
However, for a number of these discussions simple area barrages will suffice. There aren't many concrete blockhouses being demolished so much as areas that need shrapnel and a softening bombardment.
Not many ponies wear armor, its mostly either steel rangers that would require high end munitions that might very well not exist like EFP or DPICM or nudie ponies that aren't even able to resist a stiff breeze.
This leads to the same issue when ponies start peckering each other with full rifle rounds, they start losing limbs and dying there, much less the issue that intermediate cartridge automatics and even pistol rounds are a significant threat.
Essentially, ponies would drop to medieval weaponry with little issue, let alone being tagged with a bullet or dozen as people like to depict. This greatly reduces the potential for drawn out combat and leads far more to single massive aggressors ala Tofu and the minotaur, brief and lethal as with Frozen Skies and the Lack of Deaths team, WECON and Ham's wildlife only combat (aside from short sharp decisive moments).
Things such as Ouroboros and its multiple minigun wielding raiders, PH and its oh dear fucking god you had to put how bullshitium here?, the original with Pip's constant shot and fade to blacks of blood loss, they're all the mark of fucktard writing for trying to have so many casualty causing weapons and a distinct lack of them.
For reference, look at how fucking terrifying machine gun positions were in WW1 and 2. Eventually it came down to needing artillery and air power to crack them, where single MG nests could control hundreds of meters of front.
oh boy, someone else knows about chicago?
and why the east coast brotherhood is basically complete bullshit from todd to get power armor and a giant robot into the game?
it's simple, you
create a lesbian, then you turn them into a horse, then you make shit up
from what I've seen, most fans started on 3, and think that's the "bee's knees." or so they would say. They then proceed to ignore the older, more interesting and far more vast levels of shit.
something I liked. according to the timeline, if 3 is included, there are 3 different BoS factions. the west coast, which is the 'standard' miltary xenophobes, the 'midwest', which was an isolated group and survived via including/training outsiders, and the east, which came about because "fuck you I'm Todd and I want a way for players to be forced to be the good guys and have power armor while still referencing the franchise we bought."
Greaser is concerned with the thread's inactivity
It's nice to be a griffon in post Balefire-Equestria, isn't it?
> counting Tactics as a main Fallout game
Not even fans of 1 & 2 have played Tactics.
I'm sure they all have their own unique fears, but the more generalized fears would be things like
their pretty captives getting awayand running out of booze/drugs.
But on a more serious note, I'd imagine the more sensible ones would be in a constant state of fear that a group of angry ponies out for revenge attacks their camp and kills someone important to them.
i finally started reading outlaw and ended up binging six chapters and wondering why i hadn't before so here have a crackship
Right so, both are snarky, okay so we would get good lines.
Mach and Atom are both decent with tech and can reasonably cobble together useful things for themselves, sub sandwiches and means of fighting their way out of a wet paper bag.
They both enjoy drinking and flying.
Theirs is a love for explosions.
Yeah I can see this ship working quite well.
Plus I bet Atom would have more fun than injury with him, unlike his other orange love Solara.
And of course they're both massive bondage lovers, Mach's a sub and Atom is a dom.
>What do Raiders fear?
Their deepest fear is not that they are inadequate. Theirr deepest fear is that they are powerful beyond measure. It is theirr light, not their darkness that most frightens them. They ask themselves, Who are they to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are they not to be? They are a child of Balefire. Their playing small does not serve the wasteland. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other ponies will not feel insecure around them. They are all meant to shine, as Shining Ones do. They were born to make manifest the glory of Balefire that is within them. It is not just in some of them; it is in everypone and as they let their own light shine, they unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As they are liberated from their own fear, their presence automatically liberates others
Looking at Caltrop, losing face and appearing weak in front of their tribe and being ostracized by them is a serious threat.
As would be for anyone in the safety of a wasteland community.
>But A lump of iron is more reliable
>cuz it works in muh videogames
ROCK IS OF HARD. ROCK NOT BREAK. ROCK BETTER THEN GUN, UGH
Stilla better weapon then a club .
You can use it as flail
Much better with Caltrop this time, she now has a place that is already in the world, as opposed to her previous spontaneous existence.Making her a ganger more than a raider is also a nice touch, though the point that she still is a raider is nice.
Mach is and still remains an asshole. One who is quickly learning there are bigger and more killy things out there than him, that have little reason to put up with him.
The ships and extended trade empire is nice, it makes it feel more alive and connected than just, here be Sanctuary, gaze upon it and wonder why the hell its here ye poor minded mortals.
Greaser's diagnostic spell is fun, how long until she breaks the universe with it I wonder?
Krieg is actually nicer this time around, Mach managed to escape without even a bruise.
Have you accepted Trixie as your lord and saviour yet unicorns? She is a great and powerful deity, that can give you wings!
Hopefully this means we'll see more alicorns chatting and doing things other than combat and murder.
No, calling them the Boopers isn't stupid, particularly as it involves mashing in the muzzle as part of it.
Caltrop's spontaneity and reticence to become involved with people or places was a big part of her characterisation in the first draft. It's one of the reasons she was such an interesting character. It remains to be seen if taking away that willful denial of comfort and complacency will alter her worth as a unique character.
This totally isnt taking me days to draw.
7 days to die has killed my productivity
I've been looking forward to introducing that spell for a while, especially with all the talk thread does about how underutilized magic is beyond simple levitation/shield spells. I talked about it a little with the /foe/ggots at EFNW but Riddles (pls) kept the conversation moving along so I'm not sure how many people there really absorbed it. There are also the other two from the original that have yet to be seen, so those aren't going anywhere. That said, I don't plan on using it to break anything.
Anon pls, before he just got choked out. This time he had his head smashed into the wall on top of that.
There will be some more
alicornshere and there, but I wouldn't count on it being a regular occurrence.
Murky Number Seven story 2 ramblings:
So if Sooty is able to buy off the guards so well, what exactly is keeping him under thumb as it were? Does he have blackmail material, or is it more he buys off the guard or two that were supposed to look after him, and he suddenly falls off the books?
Otherwise it seems more like at any point the guards could just walk in and declare it null and void, a transfer order could come in, or even just a fight like what Noose did could occur and insta kill him.
I really wasn't expecting much on the pegasus reveal, but wow I am actually disappointed here. Nobody has ever checked beneath the gherkin before? But Wicked Slit gave him a nice thin cut on his back per story 1.
So how did she not figure it out then?
Further, shouldn't his previous masters have known what he was when they inspected him?It seems to actually be a bit contrived that nobody knew murky was a pegasus.
Chainlink Shackles just killing another slaver's slave is a bit at odds. That seems to go back up with Wicked Slit vatting the three, its at odds with the concept that the slaves are valuable and needed, instead putting it more that the slaves aren't so valuable and can be killed freely. Which then messes with the whole true believer thing and Red Eyes promise.
I suppose this fits though since the guards employ live ammo in breaking up the fights, as opposed to rubber bullets and other methods.
A question, how do the slavers not die from the horrible air? Are they nursing healing potions every so often, or are only the slaves going into the unventilated areas?
I think Sooty likes being in his current position, and none of the guards fuck with him because he can get them a steady supply of goods that they want (porn, drugs, other questionable stuff) for free.
The pegasus stuff is pretty damn contrived, now that you break it apart like that. Fillydelphia being a giant system could be an excuse; there were too many slaves and too few slavers, so there were rarely any one-on-one interactions during which someone could look under his jerkin. Still, that's pretty contrived.
The slave killing makes sense to me. It shows that Red Eye's slavers aren't as fanatical as you would think, and that he doesn't have much control over the small scale operation of Fillydelphia.
The slavers don't die from the horrible air because they have masks when overseeing the un-ventilated areas. Or at least that's what they had in The Pitt dlc.
Snooty bothers me since as presented, he's too open, too powerful for a slave. How did he get here? It takes caps, time, and risk to arrive in his position, things a Filly slave lacks. Basically, he is so out of place, I am expecting him to be an agent of Red Eye -dont spoil me-. I mean Artery has to keep all his possessions on him, Murky as well. Slaves don't have a locker and yet somehow Sooty keeps his everything safe long enough to get his easy life rolling?
I mean I get why, there's always a character on good terms with the guards and can get contraband in these sort of stories with prisons. Fuzzy was just following that archetype.
For slave killing, that's part of the point. Is it just everyone is bluffing Red Eye on their loyalty, while they would actually all go drinking and talk about how many slaves they killed that day? I mean as presented, only Whiplash seems to care, and then maybe this "Protoge" but he got one sentence mention. As far as slave drivers, none of them are good at all, and the terminal has the issue of Sooty tainting the results with his machinations.
Its more just the rhetoric not matching the words bothers me.
The issue with the air is its everywhere, not just the small areas around the forges. So its basically, how do all the slavers get by without issue, when the very air slowly kills you? Or maybe quickly, a 3 month death sentence, is that fast or slow?
I mean cancer is considered slow with years...
Which means the potions must be being made, since that would be a constant drain on resources. That then makes for a different thing, since making potions punts them up quite far.
Really, Filly feels like what the DPROK would be post WW3 and some years. A mad deadly place that is well above its peers and gone from a joke to a very real nightmare. With the real possibility of spilling out and conquering all before it.
Quick, somebody get a DNA sample from UN, we need to make sure he has insufficient Mongol in him!
There's a thing called suspension of disbelief: if you like the story, you're willing to let a few unrealistic things slide for the sake of an interesting story. Of course, it can get to a point where things get too ridiculous to overlook, and the story is broken (PH). I don't think MN7 has ever reached that point for me.
Without spoiling anything,
Sooty appears again later in the story, and some of these issues are explained.
The slave killing gets a better explanation as well, though it's not very direct.
I think either I'm confused about what you mean about the air, or you're confused about the air. From what I remember, the air is very shitty in the factories, and less shitty outside, but it's not killing slaves or slavers left and right. I think it only affects Murky because his lungs are fucked up from taint exposure and are very sensitive to radiation, which is what causes him to suffocate when he goes without radaway for too long. Maybe that's the bad air you're thinking of.
What about aspects of the story that you like?
Oh no I got the suspension of disbelief part down,
I accept how story 1 goes just right for Murky to see the Lightbringer to do her thing, find the Pipbuck and be able to make it all work out. Ah okay, so its more of a Murky specific problem that sounded as though it was applied to all ponies. Gotcha.
So far the world building is good, but doesn't feel as much as 30k words seems like it should be. Then again Sager x Sapph is the longest at 7k for me. So this might be a personal thing of me just being too concise with writing, which was something I lost points on in my classes of not embellishing enough. And now you know why I have purple prose and big word issues.
So far there isn't anything really too like I feel. In that the story says a lot, but its not full of things I can like. A background lovingly crafted of wood shavings in layers, but still missing the subject of the picture. Mechanically sound and currently without content. On the other hand, this will change I think in story 3 now that everything is really introduced, the classic issue of trying to start a fic means the first few chapters are all set up and light on things to make art or recursive fanfics of.
Single scene that got me was with Wicked Slit x Murky rumors starting, simply because it was so unexpected and funny.
Him drawing all over the cupboard was also nice, a sign that he isn't Fuzzy's punching bag and a despair sue.
Fuzzy's take on slavery will be interesting to see more of as it develops between slavers, and how much of a difference between them there is.
Such as Whiplash being a dickish master that gets off to Murky suffering more or less, a sadistic stallion. And then this expected Chainlink Shackles of being a god damned fucking monster of rules, the sort where you will suffer but find new meaning in life from the pain.
And then Wicked Slit, who really needs to have somebody jam the hilt of knife up her slit and
Chapter 7 for me. MN7 does the best 2spooky scenes in all of FOE. That was the first one in the story and the moment I knew I'd read until the end.
It legitimately made me feel spooked
MN7 is the best fic for spooks, that's for sure. Or just tension in general, really.
What's the thread's opinion on steel ranger naming conventions? Most fics tend to give them food and drink related names because that's what the original did, with the exception of Crossroads and Nova Rage.
Do you think the food and drink naming is a good idea, or is it just dumb?
Actually, when you think about it, both Steel Rangers and their videogame contemporaries are descended from their country's national armies, which rather than recruit outside over the centuries aside from extenuating circumstances are more likely to recruit among their own, you're born and die a Steel Ranger, in short.
The food/drink theme is essentially the function of a legal surname despite the flexible vocabulary to choose from. And on a subconscious level, Steel Rangers in the present age and have some comfort of mind of having a connection of a ancestor soldier or officer of the Equestian Military who bore a similar name.
That was what I thought of it, sort of. It's become a tradition of theirs to give their kids food names, and it shows that their lives are more comfortable than that of the average waster.
It's possible that sometimes they adopt young children and raise them as steel rangers. I'd like to think they're not so heartless as to leave a helpless foal after they've killed her parents or something horrible.
Is that you?
You know what you should do, Somber?
You should totally
start over fresh and write a Fallout Equestria sidestory outside of the continuity of PH. Give it a likeable main character (like Blackjack in the early days), a focused, well planned plot of reasonable length that has a beginning and an end, and avoid going off-the-rails over-the-top ridiculous with it.
I'm serious. It would be nice to see what you're capable of producing if you leave PH's fucked up continuity behind and start fresh with something new. Hell, what's stopping me from reading Homelands isn't that it's written by you, but that it's part of PH's legacy.
I'm trying to write different stuff that isn't MLP but it sucks. And I'm not sure I should write FoE or MLP anymore. I can write Homelands. I can get the story out. So that's what I write.
I can't do anything else. I wish to fuck that I could, but I can't. Sorry. I'll go the fuck away.
So /foe/: antagonists. When do you think is the best time to introduce the main antagonist in a fic? Fics like MN7 and WEcon introduce their main antagonist very early, and quickly establish some sort of goal for them.
Malice wants Copper, Shackles wants Murky. I guess it's just coincidence that they're both slavers.While other fics like Outlaw or The Things We've Handed Down hold off on introducing their main antagonist, and instead give us a lesser antagonist. Outlaw has that guy in the spooky armor and Gust and Gale, and TTWHD has Plum Pudding and Muckraker(?).And I guess there's some fics that haven't introduced any notable antagonists yet, like Frozen Skies.
What do you like best? Antagonists established early, or at a midpoint in the story? I personally prefer the former; I think it drives the story along best.
Hmmm. I think either can work. I like a more midpoint antag so the MC has developed a bit by the time we actually see them. Otherwise the MC hasn't had much fleshing out done with their character, desires, and goals.
Also you are posting this quite late at night for what is mainly an American/Canadian general.
It's a difference between escalating antagonists and ultimate antagonists. PH is written with escalating antagonists where each one is supposed to be an ever greater challenge to Blackjack. FoE is written in (semi) untimate antagonists where we're told about Red Eye fairly early on, meet him, and it's made clear that he's intended to be the final challege to LP. FoE could have gone with a triumverate, in which LP could have played A against B, B against C, and C against A. It would have been interesting. Instead, LP handles all three rather handily, without that much difficulty. LP's primary challenges then are more nebulous rather than active antagonists, such as the wasteland and LP herself.
What about introducing a character who becomes a large antagonist later on? Something along the lines of an authority figure betraying a former employee. They would appear fairly early in the story, but their actions would be mostly background noise and then come to a head towards the end.
Hey, at least Bobulator hasn't.
If he updates and you haven't, then thou art not just lazy, but super lazy.
Its like lazy, but you're keyboard has a thick layer of dust on it instead of cum.
If so,ber wrote that, Brisk would fuck Sans, then papysrus, then undyne Papyrus Sans and the wolf throwing the ice all at once, Goatkid would be ripped apart to shreds in a endless timeloop again and again and Gaster was the ultimate villian, gety b uildt up all the 300 chapters, and then gets killed by Temi cause lol.
+200 Animescenes put into the fic 1:1
Nah, it'd end up being Shadowrun. With heavy anounts of Zoids New Century Zero. And a large amount of One Punch Man.
But somehow he blunders into political intrigue worthy of Tom Clancy between the humans and monsters. When this is pointed out, it becomes worthy of Tom Kratman.
Hot damn, I love New Century Zero.
That was one of muh first animes. That and pretty much everything they used to air on Toonami in the early aughties.
Littlepip encounters the only human in existence
He is a toothless black guy
Butt of his rifle punched all his teeth out
Right handed, but left eye dominant. Using a right handed gun.
Doesn't know how to shoulder it properly or thinks he can't learn to shoot lefty so he's improvising.
>mfw I know that feel
and my left eye has poorer vision than the right
There any sidefics that depicts cognizant zebra ghouls? If not, not sure if it's an untapped story device or avoided for the anvilicious risk of an [un]repentant participant or bystander of the war.
So do wasteland ponies ever get pathetically depressed with their mundane, day to day, try to eat drink and not get eaten/murdered/sold into slavery lives?
Let me try to narrow that down, We have a pone who pretty much lives alone, but in a community, does odd jobs and scavenging for caps and food/water and pretty much NOTHING else. Every day he gets up for the sole purpose of living until the next day.
When does he buy a gun and blow his own head off?
I think that's kinda silly anon. People survived just fine that way for millennia.
Depression isn't usually a symptom of simple living. It's more often modern society that causes it.
That's where a lot of the first world is today.
Humorously, the less developed world can get by on less due to not having bought so heavily into the capitalist mantra of "I will be a millionaire someday if I work hard enough."
On the other hand, we have to live a lot closer to the whole don't get murdered part, but it makes life more interesting.
Also a good reason for concrete walls that block WIFI all the time and eat my toenails.
stuff the projection commie, it's "Hard Work Breeds Success" and it is not about becoming a millionaire. It's about accomplishing something by putting your mind, and usually your back, into it.
No its the desire to constantly deny yourself pleasure believing you need to fake it. Buying gourmet shit instead of cooking, driving cars you can't even pay for maintenance, Ishit, designer clothes and preening products that scare peacocks.
You're not going to be a millionaire on the 35k and less you make, don't bother faking and pretending.
Spend a few months living like a "commie" and you can at least afford enough to pay down some of that debt hole you've gotten yourself into and stay out of a worse place than a Belarusian bloc.
You'd rather lie and hurt your kids than admit that such a life will never be yours or theirs.
Ever wondered what would happen to Littlepip and crew if they were captured by raiders and at their complete mercy?
Now you know!
Also I forgot to add cutie marks to most of these. Whatever.
then you need to pull your nose out of those Marxist textbooks and go meet some of the young people. They don't care for a million dollars, they just want to be happy.
And they aren't, because they know money doesn't change anything but the amount material crap to further waste their time on.
I know all I want is enough money to afford a nice little place to call home, food, my bills, and enough to pursue my hobbies.
I don't ask for the moon. Yet here I am working for $9 an hour and living one huge expense from being flat ass broke.
I've actually thought about doing this.
I'm surprised that no artists have depicted a helpless Littlepip being impregnated with Daff's virile raider seed. If more people want it I might do that.
If you're gonna call me out on strawmanning the least you could do is not the same damn thing.
You keep attacking capitalism like it's the source of the problem when it's not. Even Socialists have made tons of money off capitalism, just go look at Bill Gates and some of the shit he's said in the last year. I was pointing out that MONEY doesn't make you happy. Capitalism =/= Mass accumulation of currency.
I don't wake up, look in the mirror and sing this "mantra" you point at like it's some kind of prayer the "Big Corporations" use that so many anti-capitalists just LOVE to blame for the worlds' problems.
admittedly I don't know what your stance is but it sounds like you have a bone to pick with an economic system that has routinely built great things including countries and countless innovations.
What if Daff goes through all the motions and setup for a good down home raider rape, shaving, tattoos, bondage, and brutality, then when it comes to the actual fuckin, makes intimate tender love worthy of a frenchmen?
Leaving Pip extremely conflicted on her desire for the D, and a request later for Calamity to repeat the brutality as part of it?
It'd be a different view if that was they were born into. They'd get used to shit like hunger by double digit years, and depending on upbringing and experiences, be able to take care of themselves, steal from others, or be dead.
The only easy day was yesterday.
Not every character has to be sympathetic. Note the popularity of the 'Magnificent Bastard' trope.
They don't even have to be magnificent. Utter monsters of characters are very powerful if done well.
That is true. I guess I was just thinking more of a protagonist angle than anything. There aren't too many jackass protagonists who are on the more evil side. People just won't connect with them.
Though the utter monster is a fun antagonist/more neutrally aligned character.
Sorry I meant neutral in terms of being on the protag/antag side. More of an out for themselves chap who is an asshole.
Though that's basically a reaaal scary raider/fiend at that point ain't it?
>just kind of left New Appaloosa for some reason that we don't really know.
I'm pretty sure it was because her dad tried to sell her into slavery? Didn't we get some kind of flashback for that?
Alright lads. Based on their abilities, talents, and skills, which FoE or sidestory characters would you choose to:
>be the overmare/stallion of your stable
>go rescue your sister from a clan of raiders that took her captive
>negotiate a deal with a merchant
>be the DJ of your radio station
>babysit your 5 year old
>be the DJ of your radio station
Murky. For reasons.
>Comes across Libertalia with Preston and a hacked Legendary Mr. Gutsy. Place is filled with over a score of raiders.
>Uses my Flare Gun to make it a party.
>Has the time of my life as I skirt across narrow bridges and planks to avoid a Fat Man toting raider.
>Makes it to the tanker, heavily damaged Gutsy takes one for the team, Fat Man armed raider dies in the radius of his own explosion.
>Reads the terminal in the the Captain's Cabin
The raiders were former Minutemen, who fled after the Quincy Massacre.
Wanted to keep trying to protect people. But traders and everyone else stiffed them when they were desperate for food. It came to a point they had to raid caravans to survive and for traders not to cheat them anymore.
Leader, Wire realized how much they have fallen when real raiders came to them wanting to join. Described how he was so disgusted with himself he didn't want to write anymore.
Wire, the last survivor, waits upstairs. It's occurred to me the irony I'm wearing the outfit of his late General.
>tfw I took out that entire settlement with a single artillery volley
It was still sad after I picked through the dead bodies, but the daring swim to pop smoke right in the middle of their base and jump out without anyone seeing me, and the resulting spectacular explosions were too good to not crack a smile at.
>be the overmare/stallion of your stable
Hmm. I dunno. Maybe Snap Roll? I'm not sure on this one, a lot of sidefic characters are kinda outcasts. Francium from Ouroboros maybe, but I didn't read more than a few chapters there. I just know that they left their Stable in a huge group.
>go rescue your sister from a clan of raiders that took her captive
Calamity. I'd have every confidence he could do it.
>negotiate a deal with a merchant
>be the DJ of your radio station
My gut says Velvet.
>babysit your 5 year old
Flare. Kids love storytellers.
I'd agree with Snap Roll as overseer.
Leader, charismatic, confident
I just read the new Outlaw chapter.
So, Tess is the best thing ever.
>speaks german, has a german accent
>casually mixes german words into equestrian speech
>does cute kitty birdy things
>has a good sense of humor
>barely reacts to Mach's shitty attitude
>reasonable and calm
Just had to get that out of my system. I really hope there's a lot more of her in this story.
Anyway, great chapter, Tofu! That chapter had a lot of stuff going on in it, and it was still less than 11k words. Very well paced and concise.
>Brotherhood Scribe allowing a Tribal access to Power Armor
Just got done reading the latest chapter of outlaw. Tofu, what's with the whole alicorn Jehovah's witness thing. I was under the impression alicorns were generally hostile and didn't simply ask nicely if anyone was interested in joining unity.
Not necessarily. The first alicorn Pip came across tried to get Pip and her party to surrender. Then her party attacked and she dropped a goddamn boxcar on it and landed herself on Unity's shitlist.
And why would that make sense?
Obsidian has enough firepower to kill them, unicorns that are unwilling can't be good for god goo, nor allowed near bodies that might attack.
And further, everything tends to be violent in the wastes, but remarkably civilized once in towns, and disarmed.
Khat supports the Brady Group!
Save your guns, save your lives!
>The first alicorn Pip came across tried to get Pip and her party to surrender.
She also wanted to forcefeed some of the dead slavekids to them should they surrender.
Sometimes I wonder how much of the fic people remember and how much they make up cause they havent read it in 3 years
>implying Pip isnt the most pro-gun mare there is
9 out of 10 Brits hate this mare, find out why now and increase your freedoms.
You'd think with the pristine comics you may find across The Commonwealth, we'd have heard something from Dusty...
>She also wanted to forcefeed some of the dead slavekids to them should they surrender.
AFTER Pip's group opened fire. She was pissed the fuck off.
Chain of events:
-Pip is awestruck and offended at the "warped" image of the princesses
-alicorn gives chance to surrender
-Calamity opens fire
-alicorn goes ripshit, threatens to forcefeed ponies to Pip and co
-Pip drops a goddamn boxcar on it
Sometimes i wonder how much of the fic people remember and how much they make up cause they haven't read it in 3 years.
Mentioned it a while ago, now I'm back.
We're running a homebrew tabletop rpg set in the FoE universe. We'll be playing as humans in a vault that ended up in equestria because reasons.
We need two to three more players to fill out the group, so whoever's interested add me on skype. We'll drag you into a call, talk a bit, and then move on to the next person.
The tone of the game is reminiscent of Fallout itself. It'll vary from serious to funny, but it's not completely one or the other at all times.
Yes, we're screening for edgelords and complete turbo autists. We're all autistic here, but there are limits. No cam required, but you have to have voice for out of character communication. Actual play will all be in text.
If you're interested, add me using the info below.
Mr. McSisterfister (Skype)
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Sooo smokers in the wasteland.
I have a feeling that it may tend to show up as more a flavor of cool in a fic rather than say, a vice of a particular character, but does anyone wonder or put thought into where these come from?
Are all cigarettes scavenged and taste like ass? Or could there be some ponies who roll their own cigarettes with some kind of Wasteland Tobacco plant.
>We'll be playing as humans in a vault that ended up in equestria because reasons.
Why? Theres a whole system to use for Nuclear horse PnP already and you fags homebrew a system so you can be Anon in Equestria. Why?
>something has to be wrong with your thought process right?
Almost like there are a thousand minds linked to your body, any of which could be in control at any given point in time.
Pretty much. Even provoked, most of us have things we're just not willing to do.
The alicorns were peaceful in that they wanted ponies alive, and while not openly hostile at first, their demands are very aggressive.
You're really putting someone on the spot when you force them to choose between a difficult fight or giving up their free will.
The other part is Stable Dwellers are rare. Of the ones Pip went into, only Canterlot had survivors.
So its a distinct possibility the alicorn just saw somebody who roomed in a stable and took the barding.
Thus the standard practice of wasteland threatening makes sense.
After all, its not wrong to be an African warlord on the Savannah when you are one.
By the same token, Pip was in Old Apploosa, a place that was Red Eye owned, something sane people steered away from, even before mentioning the slavery issue.
I assume alicorns would have nothing to do with large settlements because they are full of icky heathens that will all be forced into unity when the goddesses final solution gets forced into effect eventually. Im sure they have more useful things to do that to ask if anyone's heard the good news.
Dont the alicorns see all non-alicorns as beneath them and merely tools to be used to make unity stronger? Basically like the borg.
The why has tofu made them into Jehovah's shitnesses!?
I think we got a little off track there. The original question was if Tofu's alicorns fit into the original canon. Or, to simplify it, do alicorns ever ask ponies to join, instead of demanding it.
The original does mention willing converts, which implies a level of communication beyond "hey you, get in the bag". If nothing else it's hard to join a group if you can't even find them, which implies alicorns may have been available regularly in a certain area.
On the other hand, the alicorns had a pretty terrible reputation. It's questionable if anyone would allow them to do the Jehovah thing.
Worth noting - the alicorn doesn't say the forcefeeding line until Pip throws a bunch of mines at her and then starts charging her magic for the boxcar drop. In fact, for the most part the alicorn just stands in the open and gloats for the entire scene, even after her escorts are dead.
It's safe to say that the original FoE's alicorns are not very
>/r/ing alicorn version of pic related