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Post by Vergil on Wed May 29, 2013 11:07 pm

Somber wrote:Thanks for the pics. Thank you Ryx. Cute baby. I think they evolved to be cute so we wouldn't eat them like hamsters. Unfortunately, atm I am sick as a dog with the head crud. Hit me like a ton of hammers.

I'm still getting through the same thing myself actually, though the worst was over in about 72 hours.

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Post by thatguyvex on Thu May 30, 2013 2:47 am

SilentCart wrote:Animal facts about deep-sea creatures tend to make my skin want to crawl
entirely off of my body and run screaming from the room.

As well they should. The ocean is a freakin' terrifying place. Hmm, come to think of it, the Fallout games never really took advantage of that. I mean, imagine how you'd react if, the first time you decide to dive into the water around Rivet City in Fallout 3 if you get ten yards then BAM! Giant. Mutant. Shark. Or an octapus...

...Sharktapus. Wait, they already made a movie of that.

Seriously though, with all the FoE sidefics out there you'd think someone would've thought to make an ocean based story. Like a bunch of survivors on a massive tanker or oil rig, or maybe an underwater Stable. Has somebody already done this and I just haven't found it yet?
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Post by O. Hinds on Thu May 30, 2013 2:56 am

thatguyvex wrote:
SilentCart wrote:Animal facts about deep-sea creatures tend to make my skin want to crawl
entirely off of my body and run screaming from the room.

As well they should. The ocean is a freakin' terrifying place. Hmm, come to think of it, the Fallout games never really took advantage of that. I mean, imagine how you'd react if, the first time you decide to dive into the water around Rivet City in Fallout 3 if you get ten yards then BAM! Giant. Mutant. Shark. Or an octapus...

...Sharktapus. Wait, they already made a movie of that.

Seriously though, with all the FoE sidefics out there you'd think someone would've thought to make an ocean based story. Like a bunch of survivors on a massive tanker or oil rig, or maybe an underwater Stable. Has somebody already done this and I just haven't found it yet?
We came up with an idea for that once here, but I've not heard of anyone actually writing it.
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Post by swicked on Thu May 30, 2013 4:04 am

...I dunno. I dunno how mutant stuff "evolved" in MLP.

In Fallout, FEV was an aerosol mutigen that, with radiation, caused every mutation to one degree or another based on which they got exposed to and how much they got exposed with.
As a result, I think the oceans were baren toward the surface due to the radiation, with maybe pockets of life deeper down where the radiation wasn't as bad and the creatures were more hardy.

Taint caused mutations in the equestrian wasteland, but it's a very aggressive mutagen and I'm not sure how it'd react with aquatic life. I would assume Flim and Flam would have had it just had taint being dumped into bodies of water?
Taint works on the non-living too, right? Would boats floating through tainted waters have a tendency to slowly transform into cottage cheese or some such?

I think such a story would require a lot of new stuff to be made up.

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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 5:14 am

Well, there's a reason why there's signs saying "no swimming" all around Elusive City Spike
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Post by Train Dodger on Thu May 30, 2013 5:34 am

thatguyvex wrote:Seriously though, with all the FoE sidefics out there you'd think someone would've thought to make an ocean based story. Like a bunch of survivors on a massive tanker or oil rig, or maybe an underwater Stable. Has somebody already done this and I just haven't found it yet?

Fallout Equestria: Dark Shores comes to mind:

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19097/fallout-equestria-dark-shores
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Post by O. Hinds on Thu May 30, 2013 6:35 am

Harmony Ltd. wrote:Well, there's a reason why there's signs saying "no swimming" all around Elusive City Spike
Nah, the "No swimming" signs are just there because it's in the middle of the sea. The water around the city is kept relatively clean for fishing, easier maintenance, etc., and there are patrolling robots to scare away/take down/warn of any sea life that's too dangerous. There are, of course, rumors of things living down in perpetually shadowed forest of anchor lines, but the robots are pretty thorough.

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thatguyvex wrote:Seriously though, with all the FoE sidefics out there you'd think someone would've thought to make an ocean based story. Like a bunch of survivors on a massive tanker or oil rig, or maybe an underwater Stable. Has somebody already done this and I just haven't found it yet?

Fallout Equestria: Dark Shores comes to mind:

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19097/fallout-equestria-dark-shores
Hurk! I couldn't even get through the description paragraph. Sorry. I've a seemingly limitless tolerance for grimdark, but I've a very low tolerance for mechanical faults.
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Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 9:11 am

O. Hinds wrote:
thatguyvex wrote:
SilentCart wrote:Animal facts about deep-sea creatures tend to make my skin want to crawl
entirely off of my body and run screaming from the room.

As well they should. The ocean is a freakin' terrifying place. Hmm, come to think of it, the Fallout games never really took advantage of that. I mean, imagine how you'd react if, the first time you decide to dive into the water around Rivet City in Fallout 3 if you get ten yards then BAM! Giant. Mutant. Shark. Or an octapus...

...Sharktapus. Wait, they already made a movie of that.

Seriously though, with all the FoE sidefics out there you'd think someone would've thought to make an ocean based story. Like a bunch of survivors on a massive tanker or oil rig, or maybe an underwater Stable. Has somebody already done this and I just haven't found it yet?
We came up with an idea for that once here, but I've not heard of anyone actually writing it.

Fallout Equestria: Ouroboroughs (i think) or it could be treasure hunting.
think its ouroboroughs though
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Post by Stringtheory on Thu May 30, 2013 1:02 pm

Kippershy wrote:
O. Hinds wrote:
thatguyvex wrote:
SilentCart wrote:Animal facts about deep-sea creatures tend to make my skin want to crawl
entirely off of my body and run screaming from the room.

As well they should. The ocean is a freakin' terrifying place. Hmm, come to think of it, the Fallout games never really took advantage of that. I mean, imagine how you'd react if, the first time you decide to dive into the water around Rivet City in Fallout 3 if you get ten yards then BAM! Giant. Mutant. Shark. Or an octapus...

...Sharktapus. Wait, they already made a movie of that.

Seriously though, with all the FoE sidefics out there you'd think someone would've thought to make an ocean based story. Like a bunch of survivors on a massive tanker or oil rig, or maybe an underwater Stable. Has somebody already done this and I just haven't found it yet?
We came up with an idea for that once here, but I've not heard of anyone actually writing it.

Fallout Equestria: Ouroboroughs (i think) or it could be treasure hunting.
think its ouroboroughs though

It's Ouroboros and apparently Broken Bonds was a motivation for the author to write it, no pressure Kipper
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Re: [GRIMDARK] Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons Discussion

Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 1:17 pm

WAIT WAT
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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 1:17 pm

This is rich.

*munch popcorn*

...

Is that his brain I can see leaking through his ears ? *point toward Kipper's head*
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Post by Somber on Thu May 30, 2013 1:26 pm

Hee. Now you know what it's like...

In other news, no luck on the job front. Sick as a dog too, again. I dunno why but everytime I get a bug it hits me like a truck. Right now my skull feels pressurized. Fortunately Sindri donated some money so I could go to the doctor and get some antibiotics before it sets up shop in my lungs.

As far as 56 is concerned... ugh... its a mess. This whole year has been a mess! I wanted the Society to be one chapter and now it's turning into three! It's Hightower all over again. Sigh... I just need the school year over so I can focus on other things...
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Post by Stringtheory on Thu May 30, 2013 1:33 pm

Kippershy wrote:WAIT WAT
Ouroboros description wrote:Inspired by Kkat's 'Fallout Equestria', bolstered by Honey Mead's 'Rolling Bones', and motivated by Kippershy's 'Broken Bonds'.
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Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 1:34 pm

Hey, if you need us, we're there for you dude.
I know I've not been the best of people to you in recent times, but that doesn't mean I ever wanted you to come to harm or anything and now I've sorted out the root of my issues (depression) I'm not being a fucker and taking it out on others and I wanna remind ya we're there.

Let us know how the recovery process goes and if you need any more money for medication and such, yeah?
And I know it's hard finding another job, but keep at it. We believe in you and we'll support you as much as we can, just gotta keep your chin up and try to be confident in yourself through it all.


Lastly, yeah - good point with that now I know what it's like there crack, but there's a difference between you and me with this one.
My work doesn't deserve to motivate others. My work only deserves to be forgotten about.
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Post by CamoBadger on Thu May 30, 2013 1:35 pm

Kippershy wrote:WAIT WAT
SEE! How many times must I tell you your story is amazing?

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My stories: Cold as Ice   |   Fallout Equestria: All That Remains FiMFic Page   |   Fallout Equestria: All That Remains Hub Page
Thanks if you read any of them.

If you have a complaint of any kind, a question or a suggestion, please PM me about it and I will respond as quickly as I can.  


Last wrote:((Camo just likes to kill happiness.))

Well spank my flank and call me sexy!

Until next time, hugs and kisses.


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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 1:44 pm

Kippershy wrote:My work doesn't deserve to motivate others. My work only deserves to be forgotten about.
Again, what did we say about the whole 'self-loathing' thing, BlackJack Kipper ?
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Post by FeatherDust on Thu May 30, 2013 1:54 pm


I had an idea some time back for a tribe of island ponies descended from the survivors of a fleet that was patrolling off the coast, or possibly on the way to the zebra lands, when the bonds fell. Once it was clear that a return home would be impossible, they set out to find a safeish island within their fuel capacity, then disassembled the ships for parts and shelter. (In my head one of the castaways was Lieutenant Pipsqueak, his beloved Dinky likely killed in the apocalypse.) Naturally, seaborne mutants and such would be a part if their everyday life.
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Post by swicked on Thu May 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Kippershy wrote:My work doesn't deserve to motivate others. My work only deserves to be forgotten about.
Heh, "deserves".
You wouldn't write it if you didn't find value in it, and people wouldn't read it if it wasn't worth their time.

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Post by FeatherDust on Thu May 30, 2013 1:55 pm

By the way, if somebody wanted to donate to Somber, how would one go about that..?
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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 1:59 pm

Paypal, and Somber's email address is at the end of every chapters.
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Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 3:14 pm

Harmony Ltd. wrote:
Kippershy wrote:My work doesn't deserve to motivate others. My work only deserves to be forgotten about.
Again, what did we say about the whole 'self-loathing' thing, BlackJack Kipper ?

That it's healthy?
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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 3:17 pm

*combo facepalm plus groan*

Look, we're going to have to get other this again...

Do you know that saying about poisons and dosage ?
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Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 3:25 pm

Nope, not heard that one actually.
And now I worry if we're just cloggin' up the thread now.
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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 3:45 pm

Well, it's been a slow few weeks anyway and I guess it can serve other people as well ? I don't fucking know...

Anyway, basically the saying goes like this :

"The dose makes the poison"

Which in this particular case mean that to not like some things about yourself is perfectly fine and normal in reasonable amounts, and that this can and should be a drive for self improvement ;

But when this reach a level where you hate yourself, when you feel you are worthless ? You're poisoning yourself. It's only destructive, and nothing good can come of it.

I guess what I'm saying is, I dunno, break the circle and learn to love yourself or some cheesy cliché shit like that ?
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Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 3:58 pm

Well, you have a good point, on every part of that. Still..

I can't love myself. Accept myself? Sure. But especially with my work, until I've rewritten / reformatted all of the early chapters until they're all to the same standard, it'll be seen as crap.
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Post by Derpmind on Thu May 30, 2013 4:10 pm

Kippershy wrote:Well, you have a good point, on every part of that. Still..

I can't love myself. Accept myself? Sure. But especially with my work, until I've rewritten / reformatted all of the early chapters until they're all to the same standard, it'll be seen as crap.
That you can improve things should only help you drive yourself. Just because things could/should be better doesn't mean that you should let yourself devalue what you already have. You have one muffin in hoof and two muffins in the bush. What you should do is eat the muffin in your hoof first, then attack the bush monster that stole your muffin horde.
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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 4:14 pm

Well, sure Kipper. *laugh*

I just meant that as a general advice, to be honest. Can't expect everything to be fixed forever just by going "lalala I'm AWESOME". I think we all know this isn't how things work. *laugh*

Just gotta balance all that emotional stuff, is all I'm saying.



(by the way, can we have a set of decent smiley which don't force me to literally write "*laugh*", "*smile*", "*frown*", and other basic emotions like that ?)
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Post by Harmony Ltd. on Thu May 30, 2013 4:16 pm

Derpmind wrote:your muffin horde
*writhes on the floor frothing at the mouth*

It's spelled "hoard"
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Post by swicked on Thu May 30, 2013 4:52 pm

Kippershy wrote:Well, you have a good point, on every part of that. Still..

I can't love myself. Accept myself? Sure. But especially with my work, until I've rewritten / reformatted all of the early chapters until they're all to the same standard, it'll be seen as crap.
You may not be willing to say it in public, but you wouldn't be writing something you hated that much. I know you are happy after each completed chapter and arc, and you love all the feedback you get for it. It's not just that you wouldn't get feedback if it was actually crap, it's that you take the feedback and use it to improve that shows you take pride in your work.
So, to be perfectly honest, I don't believe you really don't value the work you've done; you enjoy your story and you enjoy your characters.

That your work has motivated someone else to write is pretty amazing, and you probably weren't expecting that strong a response to it, but that's a far cry from an earnest belief that you're just wasting your time with it or anything.

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Post by Kippershy on Thu May 30, 2013 5:10 pm

swicked wrote:
Kippershy wrote:My work doesn't deserve to motivate others. My work only deserves to be forgotten about.
Heh, "deserves".
You wouldn't write it if you didn't find value in it, and people wouldn't read it if it wasn't worth their time.

I know, I know. I do find value in it and I do think there's more potential in the story than I can successfully make of it, but things like the beginning chapters being rough as all hell and some of the choices I've made through it all weren't the best and could have been handled a lot better by others.
I don't see how others find it good enough to love it like they do or find it motivating when all I see is ways I could improve it, ways I've failed it and the future for it which I doubt I could live up to / earn for it because I simply don't see myself as skilled enough to give it what it deserves.

Derpmind wrote:
Kippershy wrote:Well, you have a good point, on every part of that. Still..

I
can't love myself. Accept myself? Sure. But especially with my work,
until I've rewritten / reformatted all of the early chapters until
they're all to the same standard, it'll be seen as crap.
That
you can improve things should only help you drive yourself. Just
because things could/should be better doesn't mean that you should let
yourself devalue what you already have. You have one muffin in hoof and
two muffins in the bush. What you should do is eat the muffin in your
hoof first, then attack the bush monster that stole your muffin horde.

If it's not my best, if it's not the best it could be... it ain't good enough.

Harmony Ltd. wrote:Well, sure Kipper. *laugh*

I just meant that as a general advice, to be honest. Can't expect everything to be fixed forever just by going "lalala I'm AWESOME". I think we all know this isn't how things work. *laugh*

Just gotta balance all that emotional stuff, is all I'm saying.



(by the way, can we have a set of decent smiley which don't force me to literally write "*laugh*", "*smile*", "*frown*", and other basic emotions like that ?)

True... true..
but this is me. I just... don't work like normal people.
Besides, why you typing out the smiley commands when you can just click 'em? Or do you not mean the pony smiles?
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