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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Scyto Harmony on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:26 am

As helpfully stated before...

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by swicked on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:26 am

WavemasterRyx wrote:@swicked (over-emotional)
- Because Kipper bought me the game (ARMA2).
Oh... all that stuff about Steam makes more sense, now.
I forgot about that topic.
I don't have any friends on steam, but I have the thing running in the background all the time. Time to add some people :P

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by WavemasterRyx on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:48 am

@Chapter 48
- Awww yeah, time to read! And oh man, end of the Volume... this is gonna be intense!

@swicked
*nods* I know too many people on steam now... too many conversation tabs. XD;
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Post by Scyto Harmony on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:54 am

@Steam

Wait, does this mean I might actually end up having more then two people on my friends list if you peeps are willing to add me? Score!
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Katarn on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:52 am

ScytoHarmony wrote:@Steam

Wait, does this mean I might actually end up having more then two people on my friends list if you peeps are willing to add me? Score!

http://cloudsville.forumotion.com/t281-anypony-got-a-steam-account? Add ALL the users! \o|

My ID is katarn_1933 Feel free to add me, I'll try to help you as much as I can.

BTW. Instructions on Arma 2 for Day Z:
Teh instructions.:
first of all buy Arma 2: Combined Operations on Steam (or whatever)
then close and launch steam with Administrator rights and launch Arma 2 and then Operation arrowhead (when asked, choose Combined operations)
After that go by this link
and DL/install launcher. When finished. Start it, it will update itself to actual version. Note. You must launch launcher ( Derpy Hooves ) with Administrator's rights too. Then press big button "Install" (or there will be something similar) Wait for it to be installed and then press "Launch" (there might be "Verify" button instead) and...that's all. Go to Multiplayer and play the game.
I still don't know how to launch Day Z directly through steam, but it don't give you feature to add friends directly to server and you can have steam overlay by adding launcher to steam and starting it from there.

Just read chapter. Middle of chapter: Lacunae! NO! End of chapter: Lacunae? YES!


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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Scyto Harmony on Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:16 am

Righto, Katarn. Mine is Scyto Harmony or marenis, pretty sure if you search either or I'll be there.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by WavemasterRyx on Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:01 am

@Katarn (DayZ)
- I had someone help instruct me on how to get DayZ to run through Steam, I'll write it up tomorrow, because it's 5:43 right now.


Okay, initial thoughts on the chapter, there's really only two things I want to say right now, and one thing that isn't related to the chapter.

Unrelated first, Somber has a plan! *hugs Somber gently but very tight* I'm so happy, sir. I really hope everything will work out. I'll drop you another donation tomorrow.

since there aren't many comments yet:
Okay initial thoughts, just two things for now... I cried when it seemed like Lacunae might have been killed, even though I had a fair idea she hadn't been, the possibility was enough to bring me to tears.

And the second thing, that made me cry even more... I can barely see my screen because I'm still crying just thinking about it. The statuette. With one "whoopsie" you fixed one of the only true "canon conflicts" in your entire story... And you did it in a totally reasonable, legitimate way... I don't know why I'm crying so much about this but I just can't seem to stop, it's just... if you took every good thing that could be said about Project Horizons and crammed it into that one word... that's what I feel right now.

Thank you Somber. Thank you Bronode, Hinds, and Snipehamster. Thank you all for being so wonderful.
I'll try my best to get my full commentary done soon.

*hugs everyone*
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Cptadder on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:21 am

Chapter 48 Review is go

What I liked
Charrion expression admiration for Captain Blackjack head of the 23rd Angst Rangers, and look evidence of those brain tumors making her a touch smarter... only Blackjack! Spike

"Are you sure it’s safe to add that Flux stuff? Don’t want anypony growing eye tentacle penises, now.”" No, eye tentacle penises is bad

Blackjack and Xanthe are bonding over exploding turrets.

The idea that Doof went to the time of writing down "Okay", "Trouble" and "Cunts" is hilarious, but it makes me wonder further if he was making the list because he had trouble remember which was which.

Oh Blackjack, Awkward social situation? don't worry you'll be saved by a murderous Killbot, better hope one's on hand when you stop by the Star house next time

Blossomforth I know that name from somewhere but wow maintaining your sanity that long despite being in eternal combat and ghoulification, your a rare mare Blossomforth, and poor Spoon it looks like your fully sane again.

Oh dammit Doof, you did understand what you did and you felt sorry. I wonder which of the Marauders came to you in person and told you to fuck off and die. It does not excuse your crime but it's damn good of you to know how much you hurt Twist and want to make what apology you could. No wonder you broke after that, you were always a simple Pony.

*Oh here we go, Vanity you broke Doof. I thought it was going to be Applesnack but Vanity was my second guess

Hah, Blackjack got hit so hard the the head she traveled back in time/memory. And where does she go? To Rarity's place where Fluttershy taps and Angel breaks down doors.... is which ancient Earth Kung-Fu Star is Angel the reincarnation of?

Oh Fluttershy you have seen worse during the war... and you will see worse because you'll get to watch the world burn

"Remember to shoot Blackjack. It’s good luck.” Dash clapping

“You performed adequately,” the Goddess interjected smugly. No wonder I’d lost connection with Lacunae just then. Bitch. “We heard that,” the Goddess muttered. Spike I heard that Curtis!

What I noticed

I can't imagine Rampage being afraid of Blackjack but the fact that Blackjack with her typical sense of timing decides that now is the time to blow up about the Maiden of the Stars thing with an active warhead is such typically Blackjack.

I never directly connected the fact that Carrion was a ghoul until now, I blame my poor memory as I thought he was a standard griffin.

The Smooze can be taunted? Why has it not consumed the prison yet then and what's it's range of hearing I wonder.

Rampage is getting worse, the voices are arguing with each other.

Wait... Wait, they lost the Talisman for six entire months, there were already three ponies the first time they lost it, Razorwire, the Angel and Softheart

Hmm now the question is how good Blossomforth is at melee combat, I don't think she's long for the world but she has been fighting for over two hundred years, but the fact her opponents are not dieing means no xp?

Hmm the Warden had been in his own little world this entire time. Not sane, but not feral, just normal old ghoul level crazy.

Can Snips dies, can he truly given he's not a standard Ghoul to begin with? Wonder if Snails will have answers for what he is, some sort of Reverant or a special soul Ghoul?

Oh joy the Warden is a flesh abomination, well at least he looks to make a good boss fight
*And he does since's got regeneration up the arse, wonder who hit him with the giant doom laser

What I did not like
Spoiler:

Nothing wrong with the chapter aside from another dying cliffhanger but my main problem, the chapter ends and we only get one Goddess Line, awwww

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Kippershy on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:07 am

error found:
"I dodged into the path of the bullets, raising my forelegs to protect my face."


Blackjack only has one foreleg now.


edit: actually, I suppose you could interpret it as both her full leg and what stump she has left, but the way I imagine it, she doesn't have enough stump to cover her face.
Still, I suppose she'd still try? I dunno. Just seems that it should only be foreleg instead of forelegs.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Vergil on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:22 am

Cptadder wrote:
What I did not like

Every chapter has a part I don't like - they all have ends. I particularly found myself dreading the end of this one for multiple reasons, but most of all because I've been convinced since Snips cursed Blackjack that she was doomed to die. Again. Dammit.

I can't help but feel that Unity is going to have a role in how this one plays out...one way or another.

Great work on this one, you guys. Good luck with the move Somber!
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Somber on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:22 am

I'm glad it was an okay chapter.

On the gun thing... and I'm just sharing my two bits and then I'll shut up... I think it's possible to establish a middle ground between "Arm everyone" and "Arm no one". I think that its important for people who want guns to be able to have access to them; be it for self protection, hunting, or simply because they like to collect them. But I also think that our society should put greater effort in keeping guns out of the hands of people who have every intention of abusing their power.

We have state and national databases for tracking ownership of cars. Why don't we have some kind of database for guns that would allow greater ease of identifying bullet striations and gun trafficing? If bullet X in a crime scene came from Gun Y, and gun Y was last owned by person Z... then person Z should explain why he 'lost' 30 guns in a year. And legitimate gun owners should be leading the charge in getting rid of people who abuse gun ownership. Let the state deal with them and drop the 'wild west' stand your ground mentality. And guns that are seized should be destroyed, not sold at auction. Fewer guns in America is not a bad thing.

By the same token, gun owners need some kind of federal guarantee that their purchase won't be siezed due to a change in political climate. At the very least, most guns are somewhat pricy investments, and at most there's always the question of liberty. But both sides have to agree that either side wants guns in the hands of those who would abuse them. I doubt there is any amount of gun control that would have prevented the shooting in Aurora. He was intelligent, white, had no criminal record, had funds, and was determined to pull this off. But there are crimes and deaths that CAN be prevented if gun owners stand up for gun responsibility and refuse to allow the NRA and gun manufacturers to promote a 'guns at all costs' mentality.

Anyway, just my two cents. Hope the chapter goes well.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Cptadder on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:28 am

Somber wrote:

We have state and national databases for tracking ownership of cars. Why don't we have some kind of database for guns that would allow greater ease of identifying bullet striations and gun trafficing? If bullet X in a crime scene came from Gun Y, and gun Y was last owned by person Z... then person Z should explain why he 'lost' 30 guns in a year.
Gun identification won't work in a database because simply firing off another hundred rounds from the gun can make it impossible to match to the particular gun used. You can identify the calibers of gun used and the ammunition type but standardization in the popular calibers makes it hard to tell anything beyond the fact that a handgun fire this bullet and it was a 9mm. The whole CSI thing of identifying the gun used based on it's ballistic markers on the next bullet fires only works if you can quickly get your hands on the gun. It's why there's talk of making gun makers integrate bullet stamping on weapons so you can match the bullet to the gun longer than after two dozen rounds have been fired.

And that's without things like barrel liners or caliber changers that let you use a .45 to fire 9mm and then just taking a file to the changer before dumping it somewhere.
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Post by Somber on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:39 am

That sounds good. Whatever helps police arrest the gun abuser. And gun manufacturers should also be on board with this. The focus should be on finding ways for law enforcement to take guns away from gun abusers; and abuser being any person who intends to use a fire arm for a malicious crime. Not a gun owner simply for owning a gun.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Meleagridis on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:10 pm

Had to skip comments because I gotta go to work before the new chapter, so I'm sorry if Co- Ci- Ca- if she already got this.
O. Hinds wrote:
...How does that pronunciation arise?

In a word?

Gaelic. (Or should I say Goidelic?)

Confusing the anglicized world since 400.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by O. Hinds on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:15 pm

Kippershy wrote:error found:
"I dodged into the path of the bullets, raising my forelegs to protect my face."


Blackjack only has one foreleg now.


edit: actually, I suppose you could interpret it as both her full leg and what stump she has left, but the way I imagine it, she doesn't have enough stump to cover her face.
Still, I suppose she'd still try? I dunno. Just seems that it should only be foreleg instead of forelegs.
Ah, thank you; I've started my list of things to correct once I can get into the chapter.

Meleagridis wrote:Had to skip comments because I gotta go to work before the new chapter, so I'm sorry if Co- Ci- Ca- if she already got this.
O. Hinds wrote:
...How does that pronunciation arise?

In a word?

Gaelic. (Or should I say Goidelic?)

Confusing the anglicized world since 400.
Ah, thank you.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Scootayay on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:22 pm

Found a few typos, don't know if anyone else found them yet (I've been living under a rock in Ghastly Gorge for the past two weeks, i.e., away on vacation without Internet and just returned. It's gonna take a while 'till I'm up to date)

typos:

Google Docs wouldn't let me copy&paste things so I had to type it manually and it's quite possible I made a few typos.


(...)but unfortunately Gilda failed, and none know what became of her."(...)
Should probably be no one knows


(...) not the drilling sensation throbbing in my body, I could hear an low roar.(...)
a
(...)but misstepped and failed to knock him free(...)
I had to go back and read the last paragraph again to understand that "him" is Snips
"knock him free"? Is he stuck or why else would Blackjack have to knock him free? knock/push him aside/out of the way maybe?



(...)More than death, pain is the absolute worse possible thing. And fear of that pain is every bit terrible as the pain itself."(...)
worst
every bit as terrible



(...)In theory, anyway..." she said as a looked down at it.(...)
she?



(...)Whatever Proditor did to change their stripes(...)
Proditors


(...)whoever else is inside me!" she said as gestured to herself. "I like Mint-als. Is that because of the Twist inside me?(...)
as she gestured
because of Twist inside me?



(...)I sighed and sat, patting her shoulder with my remaining hand.(...)
forehoof?


(...)I looked over at the metal door and pushed my way though though.(...)
through though?


(...)or that Vanity had been able to beat off a mob with without the instrument getting scratched(...)
with it without


(...)"Ready... um... zebra?" The striped zebra gave a little grin and babbled something in zebra,(...)
Not really a mistake, but all zebras are striped, no need to highlight that.


(...)The rest of you, make sure you get those wagons and are ready to get us all the hell out of here."(...)
How the hell do they know there are wagons in there? I know it's called Garage, but they have no idea what's in there.
and be ready (or in case the wagons should be ready: and that they are)


(...)as the Warden swiped at Stygius, then loaded an shell with an orange band.(...)
a shell
My thoughts on this chapter can be summarized in two words(at least for now): HOLY SHIT
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by O. Hinds on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:44 pm

scootayay wrote:Found a few typos, don't know if anyone else found them yet (I've been living under a rock in Ghastly Gorge for the past two weeks, i.e., away on vacation without Internet and just returned. It's gonna take a while 'till I'm up to date)

typos:

Google Docs wouldn't let me copy&paste things so I had to type it manually and it's quite possible I made a few typos.


(...)but unfortunately Gilda failed, and none know what became of her."(...)
Should probably be no one knows


(...) not the drilling sensation throbbing in my body, I could hear an low roar.(...)
a
(...)but misstepped and failed to knock him free(...)
I had to go back and read the last paragraph again to understand that "him" is Snips
"knock him free"? Is he stuck or why else would Blackjack have to knock him free? knock/push him aside/out of the way maybe?



(...)More than death, pain is the absolute worse possible thing. And fear of that pain is every bit terrible as the pain itself."(...)
worst
every bit as terrible



(...)In theory, anyway..." she said as a looked down at it.(...)
she?



(...)Whatever Proditor did to change their stripes(...)
Proditors


(...)whoever else is inside me!" she said as gestured to herself. "I like Mint-als. Is that because of the Twist inside me?(...)
as she gestured
because of Twist inside me?



(...)I sighed and sat, patting her shoulder with my remaining hand.(...)
forehoof?


(...)I looked over at the metal door and pushed my way though though.(...)
through though?


(...)or that Vanity had been able to beat off a mob with without the instrument getting scratched(...)
with it without


(...)"Ready... um... zebra?" The striped zebra gave a little grin and babbled something in zebra,(...)
Not really a mistake, but all zebras are striped, no need to highlight that.


(...)The rest of you, make sure you get those wagons and are ready to get us all the hell out of here."(...)
How the hell do they know there are wagons in there? I know it's called Garage, but they have no idea what's in there.
and be ready (or in case the wagons should be ready: and that they are)


(...)as the Warden swiped at Stygius, then loaded an shell with an orange band.(...)
a shell
My thoughts on this chapter can be summarized in two words(at least for now): HOLY SHIT
"none know" and "are ready" are both valid usages, and we've previously observed "Proditor" as the Equestrian plural of "Proditor" (and the correct Latin plural would, in any case, be "Proditores", if I am not mistaken). For pointing out the rest, however, I thank you.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Caoimhe on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:19 pm

Meleagridis wrote:Had to skip comments because I gotta go to work before the new chapter, so I'm sorry if Co- Ci- Ca- if she already got this.
O. Hinds wrote:
...How does that pronunciation arise?

In a word?

Gaelic. (Or should I say Goidelic?)

Confusing the anglicized world since 400.

That's right! Éirinn go Brách! The motto of the language is "At least it's not Welsh."


Great chapter overall. I'm glad I could for the first time experience it "live." I was giddy this morning and went out to the park to read it on my iPad.

Some disjointed thoughts:
Spoiler:
A few things I have to say: Personally I'm not a huge fan of the endless action. I know it has to be there but sometimes I feel it runs a little too long, not a big deal but personally I'm more of a fan of the plot development and interactions of the characters. This isn't really a criticism as much as it stating stuff I like.

Also, can we assume that Blackjack is related to Rarity considering the out of nowhere flashback memories and possibly her ability to play Octavia's contrabass well (considering P-21 and others couldn't really do jack with it) because of her presence during the soul-split? Other hints seem to conclude the putting of friends before themselves. I guess this is a little obvious but whatever.

Once again I simply love any interaction between BJ and Rampage. They work off each other so well and really are tortured BFFs. Also can someone explain Rampage's "Pinks" nickname for Blackjack? I know it was stated somewhere but I can't remember the context.

Definitely cheers to the editors as well. That little end note brought a smile to me. Such dedication!

Death cliffhanger is interesting, though not as dramatic as last time. Honestly I'm waiting for the next chapter to open with Glory bringing BJ back to life by beating the tar out of her for all the stupid mistakes she's done on her "alone" time followed eventually by another hawt scene loveydubby scene. ;)

One interesting thing I noted is that one of Blackjack's biggest faults is caring about her friends too much. This is fairly obvious but BJ internalizes it to a point where she seems eager to subvert the free will of others and their own decisions, showing her to be almost too controlling in times of great stress. Her selfishness is brought up quite often but this can develop into a really dangerous precedent for others around her. Someone mentioned (though denied by Somber) that Blackjack's virtue would be "sacrifice," but this can't be so if BJ is unwilling to accept the sacrifice of others. If anything, I'm willing to bet her virtue is simply "luck," and it matches her cutie mark well. Can't discount the obvious, even BJ knows it! I'll have to go back and delve further into this but it's a pretty big deal.

Also interesting to note the lack of Dealer interjection this time.

At any rate, bravo on another fine installment, Somber. Nothing terribly deep to say now but I figure my brain will develop some interesting analysis soon.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Kippershy on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:43 pm

So, this time I didn't do a reading review because I completely forgot to do it to begin with and was already quite some way into the chapter before I realised.

I'm very sorry Somber, I really hadn't meant to forget that - I know how much in depth reviews mean to you.

However, I can give you my review now I've finally finished after god knows how much distraction.





The chapter was utterly amazing, it went from piece of action to piece of action with a bit of backstory to stop it being over the top.
Your writing always amazes me and makes me wish I was a better writer myself, your imagination is simply incredible.

The idea of a set of ghouls fighting for 200 years is hilarious, non stop fighting to the death when really - they'll never die because they just can't do enough damage fast enough.

I wasn't so sure at first about you making the flaming ghouls a lot easier to kill - though you could easily put that down to concentrated fire, understanding the enemy and hey; the first one could've just been naturally tougher.


I very, very, very much liked Dues' backstory part - wanting to see Twist again so that he could apologise was moving, to say the least.

Hightower has been amazing to visit, dangerous as all hell and definitely not a good place for Blackjack, but I've loved it and I've loved all the information we've gotten about everything past and present.


I honestly do hope you'll take the next chapter back to chapel - please.
Blackjack will need Glory, Glory needs to beat on Blackjack for fucking another pony, Pyscho needs time to 'get further acquainted' with Styggie, Rampage needs a rest, Lacunae needs that kiss from Blackjack

(any artist who draws this, you'll win my heart. Have it so Blackjack kisses Lacunae and Lac just blushes?)


and yeah. Blackjack NEEDS the rest now. That was the one thing I absolutely could not fucking stand about Littlepip - she never fucking stopped for five minutes. it was always the next thing, the next thing, the next thing.
Another chance to rest would be brilliant.


The end of the warden reeked of dues ex machina, but don't take this as complaining in the least;
I'm actually not someone who hates dues ex machina's AS LONG AS they're done tastefully.

A shark coming out of nowhere and eating the bad guy is not tasteful.
The OIA telling the warden that Blackjack is essential and that he has to let her go, shooting him when he doesn't? You can (and will) be using that as a plotline point in the future - it'll make for an interesting plot-piece when it comes up and has it's revelation, so yeah, I like it.



Again, wonderful chapter - truly something.


Best of luck to you with the move; I hope you'll let us all know how it goes and IF YOU NEED HELP, FUCKIN' TELL US. Okay?
We're all here for you, we all adore you, we'll all do whatever we can to help you - I'm sure there's some locals who'd help you move in or something, or give you a tour of the area or SOMETHING to help out.
Same goes for financially - we'll all help that way given the chance.

I'll be donating in a minute.



Anyway, best of luck to you.
Thank you for making this truly indescribably brilliant story; I'm going to miss it while you're gone but I do look forward to the next instalment once you come back, ever so much so.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Theta on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:44 pm

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Once again I simply love any interaction between BJ and Rampage. They work off each other so well and really are tortured BFFs. Also can someone explain Rampage's "Pinks" nickname for Blackjack? I know it was stated somewhere but I can't remember the context.
"Pinks" was a word used to refer to M.o.M agents
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Post by Caoimhe on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:51 pm

Ah, I knew it had something to do with that.

Also Kippershy's post reminded me, I do love that Doof gets "humanized" more as things goes on. With Blackjack's constant fear of turning into the monster of Deus, it's good to see development of Doof the pony. It also continues the trend of there being two sides to every villain and makes Goldenblood all the more mysterious and otherworldly at the same time.

Also I agree, BJ needs another break. Hightower seemed almost as brutal as Hippocratic. I can only imagine what Shadowbolt Tower would be like.

...and I completely forgot to comment on the big laser from the Core and the mysterious accompanying voice. That's some serious shit. BJ didn't even get a moment to whine about her brain needing to figure out yet another mystery this time!

I'm so glad I have PH to gush over, I feel like I finally understand what my coworkers who went crazy over stupid Twilight novels were going through between releases (though I'm not comparing the two). :)


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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Kippershy on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:05 pm

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Erumpet on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:07 pm

Really liked the new chapter, especially Snails. I don't know why I just really liked that scene.
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My biggest question is wasn't there a mountain in between the core and the prison? So how did the core shoot a laser at the warden? I probably have no idea what I'm talking about but whatever. So kills in Hightower: Snips, Graves, and possibly Blackjack. All things considered that turned out better than expected. Plus new party member slow necromancer. Definitely useful in the Hoof. Also a small personal army of ghoul guards, who will only sort of hate you for lying to them. Unfortunately, they will probably all move to Meatlocker, because we can't make things too easy for Blackjack. Anyways great chapter as always, keep up the good work Somber & co.

@Caoimaiachvavash: the nickname "pinks" for cops comes from the MoM, being a reference to Pinkie Pie and her spies and enforcers and such
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Ketchup on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:14 pm

Thoughts on chapter.
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Page 1
Remember trouble with the warhead, which they are about to deal with. Maybe.
Half an hour till detonation? Very bad indeed.
I had wondered what Cerberus' flying capacity was. We might just find out.
Is it just me, or is modifying the IFF on a ghoul-hating robot a bad idea?
Xanthe took up Glory's position as team scientist.
No more page numbers, I see.

Page 2
The soul curse on Blackjack is having a considerable effect now. Not good. "Not good" seems to describe a lot of events in the story, but not the story itself.
I don't remember what the laser was hooked up to, but SBs have less power. Hopefully still useful against the fire ghouls.
Contracts, pride, mercenaries, all soldiers. Neat.

Page 3
Carrion's history is interesting. I wonder what became of his children.
Shifty is Ahuizotl's real name. Hah.
I wonder why Shifty having done dealings with zebras is of interest to Blackjack, though the aswer is probably simple enough.
Oh, Tulip's murder might have been perpetrated by the Remnant, but why didn't they attack Blackjack instead? Because she wasn't helpless?
Crazy zebra stuff.

Page 4
Well, her description of NMM somewhat resembles Blackjack's actions.
Luck isn't always great.
Well, it is certainly is probable that Blackjack could kill anypony there. But she'd never start it.

Page 5
Her head is talking to her. And they aren't very nice.
Except for Lacunae's voice. Must have something to do with The Goddess overall, I guess.
Remnants are present in Meatlocker. Very bad.

Page 6
Oh good, sword is back in Blackjack's hooves. Well, I think that's good, anyway.
Evidently, Cerb's flying is fairly limited.

Page 7
Flamer incoming. 12.7 barely effective, good. Lets see how the new laser goes.
That was easier than the last, for sure.
Carrion is a pretty heroic character, I say.
Some of them are still sane. Poor bastards.

Page 8
Another flamer. Very bad.
They lost the laser. Not good.
Wonder who gets the pipbuck next.
Just how ARE they going to get in the armory now?

Page 9
Use flamers to open the armory? Sounds difficult, but it might work.
Or use the muck? By insulting it through the drain? Sounds even more dangerous.
Doof's cell. Neat, but doesn't really matter.
Here comes the smooze.

Page 10
They melted the flamers with the sludge, which then leaves a very powerful residue. Okay, this works.
Melted through, but Lacunae is stuck outside of the armory. Splitting up. Hope she'll be fine.

Page 11
Lacunae might be dead. Might not be. We shall see.
Getting rage-reckless. A most dangerous Blackjack form indeed.

Page 12
Xanthe defended her from Rampage's accusation. I find this odd, I'd expect her to say nothing or cower.
Rampage is fighting with herself. Physically. Very bizarre.

Page 13
Somehow, this all seems familiar with the talisman. Just a few more names thrown in.

Page 14
Shujaa got the talisman to resist the soul corruption thingy? Interesting.
Somehow, finally, Rampage. Her appearance is a mix of the last two hosts, Shujaa and Twist.
Mmmm... wafers...

Page 15
"Sneaking now."
She disabled the inhibitor. Good show!
Sounds like Doof didn't behave in prison.

Page 16
Aww, no access to the gun vault. Pity.
Ghouls eternally fighting. And it looks like they cannot be reasoned with.
Raindrops? SWAT? Reasoning?

Page 17
Maybe the screaming being heard is the Enervation, or literal screams of the prisoners.

Page 18
The Captain might be hard to deal with.
Dead. Found rest, I guess he's lucky in a way.
The guards appear to be completely oblivious to the amount of time that has gone by.
I only got to page 18. I can't concentrate on it now. I'll finish it later when my friend leaves, might add review.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by O. Hinds on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:35 pm

Kippershy wrote:Lacunae needs that kiss from Blackjack
Eh? To what kiss do you refer?
ketchup504 wrote:I wonder why Shifty having done dealings with zebras is of interest to Blackjack, though the aswer is probably simple enough.
See Chapter 42.
ketchup504 wrote:Xanthe defended her from Rampage's accusation. I find this odd, I'd expect her to say nothing or cower.
Xanthe was saying that Blackjack wasn't berserk. Xanthe has seen Blackjack berserk (the whole "kill me with my own bones" thing not being hyperbole), and this isn't it.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Vergil on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:43 pm

O. Hinds wrote:
Kippershy wrote:Lacunae needs that kiss from Blackjack
Eh? To what kiss do you refer?

Project Horizons Chapter 48 wrote:
Lacunae was alive, and wonderful! If I didn’t have a great big hole in me, I’d have leapt up and kissed her!
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Caoimhe on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:46 pm

So far, a kiss from Blackjack is a sure sign you will not die. Next time she needs to line up all her friends Patton style and plant a wet one on each before going into certain death.

Edit: Another significant note: No "Game Over" this time!


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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by O. Hinds on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:47 pm

Vergil wrote:
O. Hinds wrote:
Kippershy wrote:Lacunae needs that kiss from Blackjack
Eh? To what kiss do you refer?

Project Horizons Chapter 48 wrote:
Lacunae was alive, and wonderful! If I didn’t have a great big hole in me, I’d have leapt up and kissed her!
Ah, thanks.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Aonee on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:57 pm

O. Hinds wrote:
ketchup504 wrote:Xanthe defended her from Rampage's accusation. I find this odd, I'd expect her to say nothing or cower.
Xanthe was saying that Blackjack wasn't berserk. Xanthe has seen Blackjack berserk (the whole "kill me with my own bones" thing not being hyperbole), and this isn't it.
So it won't be long before she starts beating people to death with their own skull?
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Vergil on Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Aonee wrote:
O. Hinds wrote:
ketchup504 wrote:Xanthe defended her from Rampage's accusation. I find this odd, I'd expect her to say nothing or cower.
Xanthe was saying that Blackjack wasn't berserk. Xanthe has seen Blackjack berserk (the whole "kill me with my own bones" thing not being hyperbole), and this isn't it.
So it won't be long before she starts beating people to death with their own skull?

That doesn't seem physically possible!

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