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With This Ring (Young Justice SI) (Thread Fourteen)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Mr Zoat, Jan 27, 2019.

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  1. Idkusername

    Idkusername Not too sore, are you?

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    It is just me, then. Sorry.
     
  2. Ace Dreamer

    Ace Dreamer Questioning The Nature of our Realities

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    Hmm. Am I the only one who wants to know what g-gnomes, and related, look like if pony-fied?

    If you want to get exotic (I might suspect MLP:FIM fans know all about this) you could ask what happens if you take a pony from Earth and persuade them to go through the portal/Mirror? Do they turn into an ape? Get Uplifted? Get really, really, confused? :)
     
  3. Sockmonkey

    Sockmonkey Not too sore, are you?

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    In rebuttal:
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  4. Khettien

    Khettien Perpetually confused

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    If this were 100% true, neither xenophillia nor bestiality would be things. As has been said before, all an adolescent male human going through puberty needs to be aroused is a suggestively shaped knothole in a fence post. While that's not LOVE, per se, it's more than nothing.

    (Curiously, I've never come across a similar quote for human females, of any age, and not being one myself I can't comment.)
     
  5. Valint

    Valint I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Feels like he's dismissing that way too quickly. After all, dreams are a big enough deal in the DC universe to be worthy of one of the Endless dealing with them.

    It's a fantasy utopia; real threats are pretty uncommon (save for season finales, but generally able to be wrapped up in 22 minutes), so I'm not sure this is all that useful a scale.

    Beyond that, if she has an interest in a grassroots effort to win the hearts and minds of the citizens, that kind of retail one-on-one interaction (without all the usual costs of travel, bureaucracy and figuring out who actually needs help the most) seems pretty useful.

    I mean, she literally has the ability to shape the minds of impressionable young children when they're most vulnerable. If Grayven isn't seeing the opportunity there, he's really not thinking that hard.

    Sure, there might be issues with how efficiently she's going about it, but writing off that entire realm seems a bit shortsighted.
     
  6. ForeverShogo

    ForeverShogo Know what you're doing yet?

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    I wonder if that wing twitch she had when he said he wanted to cuddle her at first sight was an allusion to the dreaded wing-boner.

    As for giving Luna the confidence to be a proper ruler, just tell her to fight racism like in Equestria at War. Or maybe she doesn't actually want to rule anymore since apparently Celestia and Luna planned to just fuck off and retire, forcing Twilight to take on the responsibilities of ruling Equestria.
     
  7. masterofmadness

    masterofmadness Know what you're doing yet?

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    You know this raises a question for me, how will his kids react to meeting Luna? Will they fall in love with their new potential princess pony mom? little girls and princesses after all.

    Would the possibility of becoming a step mom be an issue for Luna in a theoretical relationship? Or maybe a plus? perhaps Luna would like have a few little girl looking up at her in admiration to shower with love. It would certainly be something she beat her sister to in someway, I mean a thousand years and no nieces for Luna to come back to! For shame Celestia!
     
  8. Pinklestia

    Pinklestia Experienced.

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    Oh, I can't want for Celestia's reaction.
     
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  9. TheEyes

    TheEyes Versed in the lewd.

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    One would presume the later is linked to the former. Consider:
    • Before the Nightmare Moon banishment, Celestia and Luna had to regularly deal with numerous S-class (world-threatening or similar) threats (Tirek, Discord, Windegos, Changelings, etc)
    • During the Nightmare Moon banishment, none of these threats materialized for a thousand years.
    • Immediately after Nightmare Moon returns (and is rainbow-blasted back into Luna), a bunch of S-class threats, including several of the ones from before the Nightmare Moon banishment, all suddenly rise again, within a few years of each other, and Celestia and Luna are now unable to handle them.
    One would naturally link all these together, and conclude that Celestia made some sort of sacrificial bargain when she banished Nightmare Moon, weakening the diarchs in exchange for a thousand years of peace. Hopes then would rely on a weakened Nightmare Moon being defeated by an awakened Elements, who would then have to contend with the sorts of threats that the diarchs normally had to deal with, while they recovered.
     
  10. Stsword

    Stsword I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Especially since horses are not diurnal.

    Nor are they noctornal.

    They have alternating sleep cycles, so herds don't sleep.

    So every pony city, every pony village should never sleep.

    I saw someone online with the theory that Luna's whole "They don't appreciate me because they sleep at night" was a delusion on her part. Zoat went a different way obviously.

    Of course, horses also don't talk, have magic, or sing songs about friendship, so having different sleep cycles seems like a weird hill to die on when it comes to suspension of disbelief. <shrugs>
     
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  11. Mquz

    Mquz Versed in the lewd.

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    Equestria at war created a 4th main pony race specifically so that Luna could fight racism. In canon, the only other widespread race is the crystal ponies. Other races exist, but there’s not many of them (Zebras, diamond Dogs, and griffons are discriminated against, but there seems to be very few of them and racism might not be as much of a problem if there were more of them in Equestria (at least for zebras).
     
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  12. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Thank you, corrected.
     
  13. desolatedsabers

    desolatedsabers Getting sticky.

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    from what i remember people were only racist towards zecora because she scared the ever loving fuck out of them by living in the hellscape that was the everfree forest. diamond dogs are brutish dickheads that generally nick gems without thinking too hard on who they hurt in the process. griffons, at least in gilda's case, are fight hungry pricks. or at least very aggressive. any act of actual "Racism" is mostly motivated by past grievances or in zecora's case "Scary lady vibes." so there isn't really anything to fight aside from miscommunication.
     
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  14. Ngamer11

    Ngamer11 Not too sore, are you?

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    Where's Sinestro Ring? How is he taking Renegade!OL acting without any dignity after becoming an Alicorn?
     
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  15. Handlewithcare

    Handlewithcare I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Dream in DC doesn't deal with dreams but with The Dream.

    Something that, irrc, all other realities depend on. Normal dreams are, like, tiny imitations, connected to the bigger thing.
     
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  16. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Yes.
    That ending was stupid. 'Let's put a twentysomething mare with minimal government experience in charge of a county'. I'm decanonising everything from when they decided to found a school, which was also moronic.
    On the Renegade's right ear.
    Dignity is a relative concept.
     
  17. Darko

    Darko Versed in the lewd.

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    Zoat are we going to see Common sense Paul in this episode?

    Will you be showing any of the Pauls from the first april 1st episode?

    Are we going to find out what renegades cutie mark is anytime soon?
     
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  18. WereDragon

    WereDragon Bookwyrm

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    Sloppy. He has two power rings, a mother box and a soul that can reach across planar barriers to his vassals. There is no excuse for not pinging GMT.

    Seems to be ‘all the lessons Luna asked for’.

    Difficult issue actually. Do you treat her as effectively an invalid and dictate her life? Or do you treat her as an adult who will work to rectify her own problems? Do you force her to take lessons related to the job you expect her to do? Or wait for her to decide what job she wants?
    Presumably either Celestia is content to give her immortal sister more than a couple of years to sort herself out or she got rather distracted by all the disasters that suddenly started hitting.
     
  19. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    I haven't finished it yet, but probably not.
    No.
    Yes, tomorrow.
     
  20. TheMidnightRook

    TheMidnightRook Not too sore, are you?

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    "Anything can be a dildo, if you're brave enough."
     
  21. Valint

    Valint I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Eh, when you're on the level of "being able to craft things like the Tantabus, which are independent from any one creature's dream and have the potential to escape into physical reality", I'm dubious that she's not actually interacting with The Dreaming.
     
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  22. Doccer

    Doccer Getting sticky.

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    What video?
     
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  23. Someguy Somewhere

    Someguy Somewhere The Critical Fumbler

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    Many moons ago Mr Zoat watched a video describing the MLP solar system, with their homeworld being named Wilson. It's been lost to the bowels of the internet since then however, never to be seen again.
     
  24. Idkusername

    Idkusername Not too sore, are you?

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    How do the Endless mesh with the multiverse, though? Wilson might not have the Endless at all, though I’m not sure how that would work.

    Actually, has Lucifer’s new universe appeared in publication after that time he made it?
     
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  25. Siskulous

    Siskulous Know what you're doing yet?

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    Completely off topic, a lot of kids (literally kids, like 12-14 year olds) have been saying that to me lately. What's up with it? Especially since I'm a good 25 years too young to be a boomer.

    I mean, I've been writing it up to "TicTok strikes again", but its kinda annoying anyway.

    More likely whatever ethical code the programmer subscribes to, which is more than a little terrifying in my opinion.

    Oof. Darkseid's gonna notice that for sure.

    3 Warhammer Fantasy episodes? What? How in the world have I missed/forgotten those?
     
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  26. TheMidnightRook

    TheMidnightRook Not too sore, are you?

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    In theory, "Ok, boomer" is used to imply that the person it is directed at is expressing opinions that are old, outdated and obsolete. In practice it's usually used to automatically dismiss someone and their opinions without bothering to actually examine said opinions and whether or not they have any merit.
     
  27. Cuchulin

    Cuchulin I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Not all Bat Ponies are going to be Night Guard.
     
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  28. Lupercal

    Lupercal Not too sore, are you?

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    hmm. I'm not sure that Gravyen has all the facts regarding Luna's dream responceibilities but getting these feelings out in the open can only be good. What season have Gravyen and Sunset popped into? We know that in mlp canon Luna's feeling's festered until season 7. Hopefully this time nothing like Daybreaker or Nightmare Moon happens.
     
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  29. Coda

    Coda Not too sore, are you?

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    Nice pun.

    longue (it's French, not English)

    Can Equestria get by without Luna? It can survive, certainly, but it's definitely not optimal. Celestia had to collect a set of Element Bearers in order to deal with Nightmare Moon, when yesterday's update suggests that she should have been able to do it by herself -- yet she did not. Maybe Nightmare Moon was a particular weak spot of Celestia's, but whether that's true or not what other threats MIGHT have arisen that the solar diarch couldn't have handled alone?

    More importantly: What parts of Equestrian governance were left to their own devices instead of receiving appropriate royal attention? What duties did Celestia have to sacrifice in order to have time to run everything by herself? Was Equestria prepared to deal with an event that might have unexpectedly (even if temporarily) incapacitated their most powerful individual?

    In short: Just because it was ABLE to work doesn't mean that it was an efficient, stable (pun not intended) arrangement.

    He didn't dismiss it at all. He said that it's too big of a job for her to do it alone. It should not be her sole responsibility, because even if she's an alicorn she's still just one pony. If protecting dreams is to be her responsibility, then the best way to fulfill her duty is to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to the task.

    Little Ponies are not horses. They are equine, sure, but they clearly have different body structures, different societies, and more developed intellects. Their eyes are visibly different from those of horses. There is nothing contradictory about the suggestion that they are primarily diurnal.
     
  30. ForeverShogo

    ForeverShogo Know what you're doing yet?

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    Now now. Even if Thestrals aren't a thing in canon, there's still plenty of racism for Luna to tackle to build up her confidence. For Ponies are clearly super racist. Just look at the likes of Neighsay. Or look at just how absurdly easy it was for Chrysalis, Tirek, and Cozy Glow to engineer a race war among the Ponies.

    They fucked with the crops in order to create a bad harvest and spread a few rumors that the Earth Ponies were being greedy and withholding food from the others and that was enough for the Ponies to turn on each other.

    And apparently it was bad enough for the Wendigos to return.
     
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