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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by StoneSlinger88 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:40 am

I can imagine it now. Blackjack finds Spike's old hard drive, convinces Glory to hook it up to a terminal... P-21 has to drag her away from it...
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Post by swicked on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:43 am

StoneSlinger88 wrote:I can imagine it now. Blackjack finds Spike's old hard drive, convinces Glory to hook it up to a terminal... P-21 has to drag her away from it...
Old hard drive?
He has a computer hooked into equestria's largest spy network.
Have someone take a look through his CURRENT hard drive.

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Post by StoneSlinger88 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:56 am

I doubt the most secretive being in Equestria would just let someone (especially Blackjack) get access to his current files. It'd be far more likely one of his old terminals still has a functioning HDD in the Ponyville library. I'm assuming the ponies used magic to solve the problem of an HDD degrading over a few decades, of course.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by RoboRed on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:14 pm

WavemasterRyx wrote:So, today was somewhat productive. The Boo tumblr has been updated with 2 new posts.

http://boo-project-horizons.tumblr.com/post/45883643027 for a little silly P-21 and
http://boo-project-horizons.tumblr.com/post/45891987717 for adorable cake nomming.
*Hhhhhngggggnggnhhnnn* Rainbow
(I swear, I'm going to find a way to use that gif as a reaction image.)

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Post by Meleagridis on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:54 pm

Appropriately enough we take a trip down memory lane as I’m rushing through the backlog to catch up. Just like old times. Found my first post, a little thank you, along with buried arguments, lots of Boo, and the old writing contest. Nostalgic.

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tylertoon2 wrote:
Now all we need is Kattlarv coming on and discussing vaginas and all will be right with the world!
I miss...Kim...
It isn’t quite the same without her around, no. She earned us that [GRIMDARK] tag up there, after all. But you know who else I miss, especially after those old posts from the comment thread?

Random Blank. Always worthwhile things to say, that one. Wouldn’t have dared do pony if it wasn’t for him.

Can’t not see this without Mega-Deus in the background in full formal wear.

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Can't you guys get Beyond Thunderdome?
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Sindri wrote:
Caoimhe wrote:Par for the course here it seems.
Also 1000 posts, woo!
Right, who's in charge of dragging this one into the Vats?
Hey, what do you call a super mutant from Paris?
French Dip.
SilentCarto wrote:
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♪ SCHAAAAAdenfreude! Making me feel glad that I'm not you! ♪
Well, according to my contract I am now in debt of a life of servitude to each of you. It says I can apply for clemency with Carto’s reference, but it is very clear on the terms of terrible, wonderful puns.
Why did I sign this?

Boo wrote:
I’ll just hold onto this in case of emergencies...

And how thoughtless of me, of course you can’t tell anyone your birthday wish.

Went ranting about Deus:
Deus can talk but he won’t. They made it pretty clear. After the conversation on his motivations I’m thinking it’s something more than Rampage’s theory. I only hope that ‘apologize to Twist’ is as malicious and bad as it gets. And if that’s the case, I hope he gets the chance.

You know what? I hope Doof survives. I really do. He has several different targets on him from tactical to plot-centric that make it seem like he’s never going to get out of this alive. He’s dumb as rocks, couldn’t understand revelation when it hit him, and blundered his way through all sorts of hell in the hope he might get taken down. When it finally happens, he gets pulled back into a fight he wants no part in (presumably against his will?), in a body even more removed from the depersonalizing (dehumanizing? de-equinizing?) metal thing he was before. When even that fails, he’s put on a self-destruct timer... which is de-activated by the ones he was sent to kill.

Maybe the worst part was when a support was ripped out from under him. How often could he tell himself and others that they didn’t know what it was like? That it wasn’t his fault he was a metal monster. Maybe he could have gotten better, done better, but some cunts replaced him with a fucking machine and everything went to hell from there. How could any of them know? Even Gorgon didn’t go through that.

But then one of them got it. Maybe it’s just because she doesn’t know what it’s really like- are we supposed to cry because she lost her legs? You can still see those cards on her ass, and there isn’t any metal plate digging into her eyes. She got off easy, it’s plain to see. But she starts talking- always talking when she should be killing. And when she talks it’s plain. No idea how she can get off so easy but still know exactly how it feels. Maybe it doesn’t matter how much metal goes in. But she knows. She knows exactly what it’s like and she highroads him. Metal everywhere. Metal ready to blow her fucking head off, and what does she say? Just choose to do better, like that’s all it took. Like that was the only reason he wasn’t still a fucking good guy. And then she uses his name. His real name.

What could he do?

What can he do?
Echo bemoans seeing everything and doing nothing. Doof didn’t see nearly as much, but unlike Twist or Gorgon he didn’t have his brain screwed with to forget the past. He saw everything happening and... probably didn’t understand any of it. He’s been there since the beginning, watching the world go to hell.

It’d be novel if a character like that survived. Going on as a living relic like Fluttershy from the original FOE. Just trying to go on, maybe even do better depending on the impression Blackjack leaves. But he’s painted in targets of all sorts. The best thing to hope for is some 200+ year old closure.

Revision Revue!:

...Yup, even on the second read-through that beginning is all kinds of uncomfortable awkward.

You know, I didn’t mention it the first time but that shot really got me. It was just so plain to see, so understandable to me. Psalm’s decision, I mean.

“You’re seeing everything I saw.”
Echo’s messing in Blackjack’s head. Or he could be just comparing his secret stash to Blackjack’s.

Lacunae’s confession is now with added Doubtables(TM). And she’s getting really overprotective of her... this is more than taking care of a friend. This is something seriously personal to pull Lac out of her shell.

The conversation also reminds me that Lacunae is at The Goddesses mercy, too. It mentioned she didn’t seem like herself? It could be because Lacunae had to come out of her self-defensiveness for a moment, or it could be the Goddess interfering for some reason (which might explain the overprotectiveness?)

Where did Scotch go after P-21 appears by Blackjack? She scoops him up onto her back but there’s no mention of Scotch there until later.

“And oddly, I don’t think he wants to fight me, either.”
Vitiosus of Oz?

The valley dogs were watching their fight? Huh. Though I knew it wasn’t going to happen, I was half hoping one of them popped out, grabbed BJ, then vanished. Anti-climax cheats always make me laugh. Doubly hilarious because Viti is all ‘blah blah destiny.’

On the actual Legate fight itself, I notice that the hint to the [LEGATE SPOILER] is much more subtle. Time will tell if this stems the tide the next time Viti gets Violent.

Most of the zebras support Lancer, then? Interesting. Also, Vitiosus of Oz. He’s probably not as terrified as I’d like him to be, but he’s fake enough that the Remnant will obviously be doing a little redistribution of power in the near future.

Final note: Sitting cross-legged? I tried to imagine a pony doing that, and ow!
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:12 pm

@ Mel RE Deus :

The first thing that came to my mind...

"Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

I could imagine him being bitter.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Sindri on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:37 pm

Meleagridis wrote:Echo bemoans seeing everything and doing nothing. Doof didn’t see nearly as much, but unlike Twist or Gorgon he didn’t have his brain screwed with to forget the past. He saw everything happening and... probably didn’t understand any of it. He’s been there since the beginning, watching the world go to hell.

It’d be novel if a character like that survived. Going on as a living relic like Fluttershy from the original FOE. Just trying to go on, maybe even do better depending on the impression Blackjack leaves. But he’s painted in targets of all sorts. The best thing to hope for is some 200+ year old closure.
Oh, it gets worse. Doof is slow, sure. He didn't have a chance of figuring out what was going on at the time. But he's had two hundred years to reflect on matters. Every mistake he made, every time he was manipulated, every time a good, clever pony would have taken action, Echo chose not to act, and he never realized there was a choice to be made. All through the clarity of hindsight and centuries of analysis. Maybe he didn't see as much as Echo. More likely he saw a lot more; Echo was a good little soldier but Doof was a prisoner, a test subject, then a weapon of mass destruction, and an imbecile to boot, so why would anyone bother to hide anything from him? And he wouldn't have understood any of it at the time, but now... he probably just wishes he didn't.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:58 pm

Uh. I was under the impression that Deus had been put into the freezer before the Holocaust, and that Sanguine thawed him only recently - a few decades from the start of the story, one century at most.

Did I get it wrong ?
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Icy Shake on Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:05 pm

In the spirit of the last few days, I've gone spleunking to find my first post in the community.

Icy Shake wrote:
Somber wrote: . . . Dwarves are insular, but every community worth its salt has a Dwarven enclave. They're excellent at getting and loaning money, but every now and then humans will cry 'Dwarven Conspiracy' and turn on them. Dwarves just run for their lives, wait a human generation, get invited back, sweep out the ashes, and raise interest rates. And the cycle continues. ...

Yeah, been thinking about it a long time. But I won't put words down till Horizons is finished. I also have a sci-fi fic in mind too... that one might be shorter.


I'm liking the base of this world-building already, though what stood out the most to me were the Dwarves. It seems like you might be going with Tolkein's Semitic base turned up a notch, even if that's just my first impression. Nice to have more diversity in Dwarves than having them all be Scots.

Anyway, would definitely give that story a shot if you get around to it. Your writing really improves any day it touches, so thank you--and your editors--for all the work you put into it.

It looks like it will still be quite a while before I get to read that, though. But I'll have Project Horizons in the meantime.

On a related note, a month or so ago I ran across a related essay while looking for Tolkien's On Fairy Stories: "Dwarves are not Heroes": antisemitism and the Dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien's writing.

My first post actually related to PH wasn't until a few days later and was, interestingly, also a responce to Kim:
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Kattlarv wrote:And ah, as said, I got a worthless memory, I just recall a chair being mentioned xP And as said, I still don't get how Psalm would have made it out from there in time, unless there was around an hour before the next bomb... or how many miles can she see and shoot with that thing? Seeing how she seemed to see perfectly fine several kilometres into the next town, or wherever she now was looking. I prolly remember it wrong but, whatever. I found that whole segment kinda odd.

Well, real-world snipers have confirmed kills up to 2.5km, but the record is closer to 2.3km near sea level. I would imagine they can see farther than that. Throw in magical enhancements and the range should be further improved. As for her escape, I imagine that the balefire bombs would be in the low kiloton range, and so have kill radii of around a couple of kilometers, assuming power drop off comparable to nukes.

Of course, I'm not sure my memory is much better than yours, so if anyone has a more accurate description of balefire bombs' characteristics, I would not say no to a refresher course.

Love the "Delete" gif. Though I can't claim to relate to those who are reminded of pre–Private Browsing['s Chrome equivalent] days: I remember there being "delete last x hours' history" on Firefox and IE well before Chrome even existed, and used that when I didn't want to get rid of all history.

Just for some topical relevance, anyone remember the big Deus morality and forgiveness discussion back in August just after Boing's return? Good times, those. It'll be interesting to see just how he turns out, but I do have real concerns on the basis that happiness's half life is pretty low around here.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by WavemasterRyx on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:31 pm

RoboRed wrote:*Hhhhhngggggnggnhhnnn*
(I swear, I'm going to find a way to use that gif as a reaction image.)
Thank you, Robo. Lots of people seem to like P-21 heh.

Meleagridis wrote:Appropriately enough we take a trip down memory
lane as I’m rushing through the backlog to catch up. Just like old
times. Found my first post, a little thank you, along with buried
arguments, lots of Boo, and the old writing contest. Nostalgic.

I’ll just hold onto this in case of emergencies...

And how thoughtless of me, of course you can’t tell anyone your birthday wish.
Ah that writing contest was fun. My first post isn't very hard to find, it's the 9th post on the first page of the first thread lol. It always amazes me just how short my comments on the chapters used to be.

Heh, I'm glad you like P-21 too. And I just thought it was a better alternative to Boo just admitting her wish was cake related.

Icy Shake wrote:Love the "Delete" gif. Though I can't claim to relate
to those who are reminded of pre–Private Browsing['s Chrome equivalent]
days: I remember there being "delete last x hours' history" on Firefox
and IE well before Chrome even existed, and used that when I didn't want
to get rid of all history.
Heh, thank you.
Actually I never had a problem with people reading my history, since my parents just let me have my own user account on the shared computer until I bought my own later.


Oh yes, just a word of warning. I don't mind anyone taking the P-21 gif and using it for their own purposes. However, if it is ever used in a disparaging manner towards Project Horizons, I reserve the right to burn the offending party at the stake.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by RoboRed on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:32 pm

WavemasterRyx wrote:
Oh yes, just a word of warning. I don't mind anyone taking the P-21 gif and using it for their own purposes. However, if it is ever used in a disparaging manner towards Project Horizons, I reserve the right to burn the offending party at the stake.
And we will bring the marshmallows.

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If you wanted to stay anywhere near socially acceptable, you should have taken a left turn about three layers of WTF back.

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by The Holy Tuna on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:27 pm

Unrelated question, but what happened to Stonewing's flight jacket? I haven't heard it mentioned since Blackjack fount it.
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Post by CamoBadger on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:29 pm

WavemasterRyx wrote:
Oh yes, just a word of warning. I don't mind anyone taking the P-21 gif and using it for their own purposes. However, if it is ever used in a disparaging manner towards Project Horizons, I reserve the right to burn the offending party at the stake.
I totally don't already have it bookmarked for use against more 'wtf' inducing posts (most likely from kipper). And no, it will not be used negatively against PH. If it is, I will look the other way while you ignite the pyre.

Also, I love that gif, it's amazing and you should feel amazing.

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Sindri on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:30 pm

The Holy Tuna wrote:Unrelated question, but what happened to Stonewing's flight jacket? I haven't heard it mentioned since Blackjack fount it.
I... might be remembering her passing it to somepony in SSXanthe's party? I need to go back and look it up, but I won't have a chance until late tonight.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by SilentCarto on Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:41 pm

The Holy Tuna wrote:Unrelated question, but what happened to Stonewing's flight jacket? I haven't heard it mentioned since Blackjack fount it.
You know, I was thinking about that just the other day. I think, between Tulip's murder, the balefire bomb, dying again, the encounter with the hellhound, and getting thrown into a wall, she kinda forgot to give it to Glory.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Downloaded Skill on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:12 am

SilentCarto wrote:
The Holy Tuna wrote:Unrelated question, but what happened to Stonewing's flight jacket? I haven't heard it mentioned since Blackjack fount it.
You know, I was thinking about that just the other day. I think, between Tulip's murder, the balefire bomb, dying again, the encounter with the hellhound, and getting thrown into a wall, she kinda forgot to give it to Glory.

Glory really should get that jacket. Just about everyone has a significant item or ability and I don't think Glory wears armor. Gear wise she is really falling behind.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by The Holy Tuna on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:16 am

Downloaded Skill wrote:
SilentCarto wrote:
The Holy Tuna wrote:Unrelated question, but what happened to Stonewing's flight jacket? I haven't heard it mentioned since Blackjack fount it.
You know, I was thinking about that just the other day. I think, between Tulip's murder, the balefire bomb, dying again, the encounter with the hellhound, and getting thrown into a wall, she kinda forgot to give it to Glory.

Glory really should get that jacket. Just about everyone has a significant item or ability and I don't think Glory wears armor. Gear wise she is really falling behind.

She didn't spec well, so there isn't much she can use effectively. Couple that with Blackjack stealing all the loot and Glory should really be playing on a lower difficulty setting.
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by swicked on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Random: Is it just me, or has Mech not posted any artwork here is quite some time?

Meleagridis wrote:Random Blank. Always worthwhile things to say, that one. Wouldn’t have dared do pony if it wasn’t for him.
...the only thing I remember about Random Blank, beyond the fact that he does ask RedEye, is that he and Sindri argued fairly often...

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by RoboRed on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:42 pm

swicked wrote:Random: Is it just me, or has Mech not posted any artwork here is quite some time?
Yes, it certainly has been a while since he last posted something here...

You don't think we finally scared him off, did we? Applebloom

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CamoBadger wrote:((Wow, zebra incest is powerful shit))

Mister Frost's friend, "Darren" wrote:"I'm scared to break up with her, though. Her dad's an ex-marine; if I make her cry he'll club me over the head with a pillowcase full of doorknobs and Tom Clancy novels."

Sindri wrote:This is a thread for fans of a fanfiction of a fanfiction about murderous miniature pastel equines in a grimdark post-apocalyptic future.
If you wanted to stay anywhere near socially acceptable, you should have taken a left turn about three layers of WTF back.

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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Stringtheory on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:03 pm

RoboRed wrote:
swicked wrote:Random: Is it just me, or has Mech not posted any artwork here is quite some time?
Yes, it certainly has been a while since he last posted something here...

You don't think we finally scared him off, did we? Applebloom
last I checked he was doing Ask the Slaves with Fuzzy, about Murky, so that's probably eating up all his drawing time
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Sindri on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:45 pm

swicked wrote:Random: Is it just me, or has Mech not posted any artwork here is quite some time?

Meleagridis wrote:Random Blank. Always worthwhile things to say, that one. Wouldn’t have dared do pony if it wasn’t for him.
...the only thing I remember about Random Blank, beyond the fact that he does ask RedEye, is that he and Sindri argued fairly often...
I miss those arguments... Shy
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by imurmanic on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:56 pm

Hey I'm new to the forum and all that, love the story yadda yadda.
Anyways, after seeing this cool piece of artwork:
http://piecee01.deviantart.com/art/Fallout-Equestria-2-The-new-wastelanders-358313641
I got this cool idea for a possible side story or sequel to PH I just
want to get out somewhere on the internet. Now I'm not caught up on PH and idk how
Somber's planning on ending it but that image got me thinking "what if
Blackjack had a kid?" and I remembered BJ also considered it at one
point.

I worked it out and I think I got a feasible setup for a
squeal story. Blackjack, after conquering the Core
and many years of hard work, can possibly become the element of magic
for gardens (since she's a descendant of twilight and she learned to
teleport last chapter I read, her magic potential is just now
revealing itself. I'd want to have her kid become the element of
magic and have the whole story be about that but it doesn't work with the timescale of FoE.)

I'd name the kid Solitaire, keeping with the card game naming of her family. I think
it's really appropriate because in in jewellery solitaire is a single
gemstone set in a ring, so it could have a double meaning as in her kid
is the gem of her life or something like that. I'd also make BJ's kid a
boy so I could use the cool title "FoE: Prodigal Son." Being the kid of
the "legendary" Security people had really high expectations of
Solitaire, gives a lot of possibility for angst/brooding. Also, assuming
BJ's still gonna be around 10+ years later, no one wants to fuck with
Solitaire because of who their mom is and so most people wouldn't want
to even be near 'em because of any possible trouble they could get in
with BJ. This would make him kind of a loner, possibly make rampage his only friend (besides his mom of course), making the name doubbly appropriate because solitaire is a game that's played alone.

The story would take place some point during or after the FoE 10 year
afterword and there still plenty of trouble to be found and the world is
still a violent place. You can take people out of the wasteland, but you
can't take the wasteland out of the people.

Anyways, that's my two bits.

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Post by Moodyman90 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:02 am

Well that certainly is an interesting idea.

In any case, welcome to the forum and I hope you stick around.
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Post by Meleagridis on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:10 am

Sindri wrote:
Oh, it gets worse. Doof is slow, sure. He didn't have a chance of figuring out what was going on at the time. But he's had two hundred years to reflect on matters. Every mistake he made, every time he was manipulated, every time a good, clever pony would have taken action, Echo chose not to act, and he never realized there was a choice to be made. All through the clarity of hindsight and centuries of analysis. Maybe he didn't see as much as Echo. More likely he saw a lot more; Echo was a good little soldier but Doof was a prisoner, a test subject, then a weapon of mass destruction, and an imbecile to boot, so why would anyone bother to hide anything from him? And he wouldn't have understood any of it at the time, but now... he probably just wishes he didn't.
Now that you mention it, that one memory orb with Sanguine and Deus was a situation he probably ended up in a lot- overhearing certain things.

This is now on my character interaction wishlist, right after Rampage and Lacunae: Doof shouting down Echo's throat in a 'shit I've seen' shouting match.

Harmony Ltd. wrote:Uh. I was under the impression that Deus had been put into the freezer before the Holocaust, and that Sanguine thawed him only recently - a few decades from the start of the story, one century at most.

Did I get it wrong ?
Stasis doesn't stop the brain. So he had all that time to think about it. And a century at most means half of the gap between the present and the bombfall at most, no small timeframe.

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I miss those arguments... Shy
Speaking purely as a spectator, I miss most of the arguments. Even the no-nos.

imurmanic wrote:Look here comes the prodigal son, fetching a tall glass of water
A) Howdy!
B) I wouldn't get too excited about anything spinning off from PH quite yet. It probably has quite a few surprises in store. Plus I'm pretty sure that the Author outright stated that Blackjack's virtue isn't magic (or generosity... but don't quote me on that).

Not to mention I think she's going to die.

...Got a little sad there.
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Post by Quotidian on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:13 am

So I finally got the GECK working...

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Post by swicked on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:13 am

Meleagridis wrote:This is now on my character interaction wishlist, right after Rampage and Lacunae: Doof shouting down Echo's throat in a 'shit I've seen' shouting match.
Rampage and Lacunae doing what?

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Post by Sindri on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:20 am

imurmanic wrote:I got this cool idea for a possible side story or sequel to PH I just
want to get out somewhere on the internet...
This is of interest. There's a definite probability that Blackjack, Rampage, and/or the Hoof will not exist anymore after Somber is done with them, but if you're not too worried about going AU that isn't a big problem...

You'd have to be careful with it of course; not only is the tragic loner archetype easy to botch, but using characters from another story tends to blow up in your face when fans of the original get to reading it. And as a PH spinoff, your audience would be mostly limited to people who just came away from Somber's work. And I kinda doubt that Blackjack is Element of Magic, even in the unlikely event that she's a Bearer at all, but if you're going AU anyway...


Meleagridis wrote:Not to mention I think she's going to die.

...Got a little sad there.
Blackjack's already died. Twice. And her reproductive organs are the only part still in its original condition so far.
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Post by Meleagridis on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:26 am

Sindri wrote:
Blackjack's already died. Twice. And her reproductive organs are the only part still in its original condition so far.
Would it be more accurate to say I think that, in the future, she may be dead? Or worse?

What are the odds that Blackjack is going to make it out of this whole mess in any condition where she could raise a family?

swicked wrote:
Rampage and Lacunae doing what?
I... can't really remember exactly. I think it had to do with their wasteland therapist natures. Maybe a bit of gestalt-to-gestalt, too.
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Post by StoneSlinger88 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:29 am

Assuming BJ survives, I think she's gonna be a cybernetic head-in-a-jar like in Futurama.
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Post by swicked on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:58 am

Meleagridis wrote:I... can't really remember exactly. I think it had to do with their wasteland therapist natures. Maybe a bit of gestalt-to-gestalt, too.
Heh, I imagine Rampage getting rather annoyed Lacunae, assuming Rampage takes any pride at her work, given the former uses words and the later uses memory/thought/emotion magic.

*Rampage has set up shop giving therapy to ponies for whatever reason. After leaving a session, she discovers Lacunae has "cured" all the rest of her patients*
Rampage: ...I'm gonna tell on you.
Lacunae: For what?
Rampage: *runs over to Blackjack* Blackjack! Blackjack! Lacunae's helping ponies with her magic!
Blackjack: What?
Lacunae: I am simply helping them come to terms with particularly traumatic memories through the removal of the damaging emotional impacts associated with them. To clarify, I am not removing these memories, only their emotional scars.
Rampage: Yeah, and it's not fair! Make her stop!
Blackjack: Make her stop... helping people feel better?
Rampage: Yes!
Blackjack: ...while I don't generally agree with memory magic, if she's just helping make the memories easier to deal with, I don't see what's wrong.
Rampage: ...but she's CHEATING.
Lacunae: Here, let me deal with this. I'm sensing a lot of negative emotion from you regarding what I am doing.
Rampage: Well, duh.
Lacunae: I see, but how to you feel now?
Rampage: Actually, pretty good. I guess what you're doing's not so bad once you think about it. *trots off happily*
Blackjack: ...wow, I'm really surprised that worked.
Lacunae: ...yes, I get the sense it did not, actually. Excuse me, I feel I shall now need to raise my shield... and never lower it again.
Blackjack: *nod* Not a bad plan.

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