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Welcome to the Mongolian political horsewhispering forum, also known as /mlpol/. This thread is dedicated to helping out newfags coming to the site with integrating into the local culture. If you have a question about something, or need spoonfed on something, don't be afraid to ask me or any other Anon willing to help.

Here's a few things to start.

1.- Read the policy page first: https://mlpol.net/policy.html

2.- When in doubt, lurk moar.

3.- Praise American, Praise Football.

4.- MODS = GODS.

5.- Anonfilly did nothing wrong.

6.- No one knows what /1ntr/ is for, not even /1ntr/.

7.- Check the catalog.

8.- Go away, Zald.

9.- Don't start shit.

11.- This is nice board.

And finally...

12.- The right to bare ponies SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
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>>269617
That's good to hear. Moderation seems a million times better here.
Anonymous
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>>269617
Red-shit does post here. Typically with long-green pasta. Although they don`t seem to have many friends.
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>>174798
Does /mlpol/ have an ethereum wallet address? I want to donate a bunch of shitcoins. They have some monetary value.

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Minneapolis is on Fire
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Joggers are looting and burning down their own neighborhoods. Again.
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>A Greenwich Village Reader Has A Prediction About How Blacks Will Behave AFTER The Riots
>My speculation is that when the curfew is done, we'll get individual groups of black kids doing the racial-animus version of wilding. Five of them stroll up, demand you kneel to them, confess your white guilt, and swear your allegiance to Black Lives Matter. If you refuse, you get a beating. They'll keep the injuries light, and the cops will avoid prosecution because … 400 years of slavery.
>It’s the logical next step. My dread is that they're using this time to get more organized for the next level of Antifa revolution: restocking supplies, making more careful plans, targeting specific areas where they can inflict terror. Hopefully they are as incompetent as they look.
>To my knowledge, they haven't targeted any residences yet. The brownstones here look like promising targets. If it goes that way after the curfew, we’ll need the Army.
https://vdare.com/letters/a-greenwich-village-reader-has-a-prediction-about-how-blacks-will-behave-after-the-riots
Karma is a bitch.
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>NYPD Police Union President: “We Are Losing the City”
>A letter from the President of the NYPD police union directed to other police officers has been circulating online. He states in plain language that they’re losing the city. He further adds that they’ve been betrayed by leadership and are being used as pawns. The letter also documents how police have been prevented from using tear gas and other tools that could have contained the riots.
>At this point, I have no doubt that we are going to see the military deployed into the streets of American cities. Whatever your opinion is on this, it is going to happen.
https://infostormer.com/nypd-police-union-president-we-are-losing-the-city/
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1267965681967919104
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How to fight back against antifa rioters without using violence.
Anonymous
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>>270872
This has already been posted
>270593
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>>270873
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Anonymous
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>>270850
No, even the Soviet Union maintained borders, police, currency, systems of punishment, government, land as (state)property and a military complex.

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What opinions do you anons have towards law enforcement officers? I've seen cops called ZOGbots here, but I've also seen anons express sympathy towards them. I'm sort of cynical towards them. They've repeatedly failed to defend people from bodily or property damage by criminals, from not preventing Stalinistic terrorists from comitting thuggery in Berkeley, Charlottesville, Portland, etc, to failing to prevent black riots from getting out of hand, to failing to intervene against mass shooters, like in Broward. They mostly only "protect and serve" a small oligarchic group of individuals and their interests, which makes sense because that's who pays them (although, if I want to be precise, it is really the tax cattle paying them.) It also seems pathetic how many boomercons LARP about being like the Founding Fathers and saying they'd fight the government if it tried to confiscate their firearms while worshipping the police and military. Of course, this isn't to endorse any sort of violent action against the police, many of whom have been misled and decieved like the normies who trust them.
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>New York Cop Exposes Tapes of Fellow Officers Admitting to Framing, Beating Innocent Residents
>Hours of secret recordings have blown the lid off of widespread corruption and brutality within the ranks of a New York police agency, exposing crimes ranging from the framing and beating of residents to officers collaborating with drug dealers, among other shocking acts of severe misconduct.
>Gothamist/WNYC revealed Wednesday that it has obtained the recordings that expose a culture of impunity and lawlessness within law enforcement ranks in Mount Vernon, a troubled majority-Black city in Westchester that lies just north of the New York City borough of the Bronx.
>The Mount Vernon tapes cover a period from 2017 to 2020, and were recorded by 12-year veteran of the department Murashea Bovell, who has been blowing the whistle on corrupt fellow officers for years.
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/new-york-cop-blows-widespread-corruption/
https://twitter.com/georgejoseph94/status/1268155580746792960
https://twitter.com/georgejoseph94/status/1268201895597936640
https://twitter.com/georgejoseph94/status/1268174696274710528
https://twitter.com/georgejoseph94/status/1268157645640421378
Anonymous
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>Child endangerment
True. However we're back to square one, police is outta control and their legitimacy to rule on the people is wearing thin by the day.
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>FBI Celebrates Diverse Gay Anal Sex as Country Falls Into Ruin
>The FBI wants everyone to know that celebrating diverse gay anal sex is a top priority of their organization.
https://infostormer.com/fbi-celebrates-diverse-gay-anal-sex-as-country-falls-into-ruin/
https://twitter.com/FBI/status/1267486368864841735
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>>270864
Anonymous
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>>270864
I can not imagine Gay Anal sex is very much different to Hetero Anal sex for either the stone or the sponge. I have put my cock in several womens back passages and enjoyed. Although I personally prefer pussy.
These pride stroking events are nothing to do with real people. The standard LGBT***** just gets on with life with the people they know. Only those who want to force their point of view onto others get involved. They are the kind of people who have yet to accept the person they have become.
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>Militarized Police, Delivered Bricks, Agent Provocateurs & The Attack On Us
>From agent provocateurs infiltrating peaceful protests, to the suspicious delivery of bricks used to riot with to the unleashing of the militarized police in the US, we are witnessing history unfolding in the land of the free and home of the brave. However, this, along with the sham of COVID-19 is being unleashed upon the people in order to ensnare them into tyranny. The question now remains: What will the people of the united States do in response?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9fSdUuDefA

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Faggotbooru on fire
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4/mlp/ is heavily restricting, but not outright banning discussion.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7z7DDQKf2c&feature=youtu.be
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>>270875
RIP
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>Ask the mods gets locked
https://derpibooru.org/forums/meta/topics/ask-the-mods-important-questions?post_id=4810226#post_4810226
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>Not outright banned
Nevermind. Looks like the lefties are going full force.
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At least one mod has resigned and the community is flipping out over this. I think a lot of people will be redpilled by O'Sullivan's Law if we play this correctly.
This is NOT a call to brigade and should not be interpreted as such

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Game of horse porn, for your pleasure.

>newest version 003a28 w/ miniserver
https://derpy.me/MbHxa

>add crotchtits for poners
https://anonfile.com/5et82d28n0/Crotchtits_zip
>add Octavia and Trixie
https://files.catbox.moe/6h4mff.zip
>add Floor Bored
https://files.catbox.moe/ss39gu.zip

>tutorials and information for adding new ponies
https://www.bitchute.com/video/zhG4Qj2xPNNb/
https://www78.zippyshare.com/v/Tjbb1Fm5/file.html
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Honestly there has been a lot of improvement and I’m glad that it’s still being worked on. I was going to suggest new hand modes and they have been added. It might be time that a brief guide/tutorial is needed because it took a while figuring out how to collect fluids. Better customization of different body parts is an excellent improvement, and the facial expressions seem much more active than before. I think the game is better optimized as well with generally good improvements overall.

Suggestions:
More different hand “modes”:
- Currently three modes: one-finger rubbing, “rough” touching which may involve pinches, and tickling
- Full-finger rubbing (wider area and a bit more intense)
- Caressing/petting (most effective on face/torso/sides/belly)
- Grabbing/holding (gives a squeeze)
- Kissing
- Licking

A ghostly hand can be seen to help differentiate each of these modes.
Characters react differently to different modes on different parts of the body
Some respond in a “cute” way, like putting hooves on the hand and looking at the player in response to belly rubbing

“Embarrassment” vs. “Show-off” meter; different from interest/fear or arousal/disgust, characters can be embarrassed being touched in certain areas, being in certain situations or being around other characters (for example although Twilight likes Celestia she would be embarrassed being around her at such a time). Other characters like the publicity and will grin smugly. However, characters who are either embarrassed or showing off will be very perturbed by an interrupted or ruined orgasm.

Grabbing/holding can move body parts around realistically (such as legs or breasts). Mane/tail can be grabbed and pulled and some characters are into that. This is probably harder to implement than it sounds because game assets are flash-based and not 3D. Hair brushes can be used to actually brush hair for the gentler sort.

Lingerie of several styles (which can be pulled off/down/up)

Clothing for the upper torso (like shirts)

Mares visibly wink when aroused. Also realistic vaginas/marecum is a big bonus as an option. Bodily fluids can stay on body.

Although being able to adjust crotchboob sizes is a nice feature it is better served by a slider. White ponies may have pink tinges on nipples and vulva.

Different position modes/viewpoints.

Very simple speaking in the form of speech/thought bubbles. Will add flair and individuality to each character.

And although a lot of new characters could be added (Milky Way in particular) it shouldn’t impossible to have a custom character creator, as all existing characters operate off pre-existing assets that could hypothetically be recolored.
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Bump
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I'd like to point out that 4x DSR and windows magnifier works nicely for a zoom with drastically reduced, dare I say: eliminated pixelisation.

I'm reasonably sure folks will find this crucial information.
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Yiff.party is kill
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>>270594
Thanks for the good news
Anonymous
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>>270594
the fuck's a yiff party

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Coronavirus Thread #4
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The old thread >>264168 → hit the bump limit.
Post Corona-Chan stuff here.
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>Coronavirus: Snitches, sneaks and quislings are killing families, communities and society
>International best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, explains how governments are encouraging people to tell tales on their friends and neighbours, and the damage this is doing to relationships and trust.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--U2QkiKUEs
Mirror: https://www.bitchute.com/video/EGXNC67XE5Oz/
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/03/exclusive-coronavirus-began-accident-disease-escaped-chinese/

Ex MI6 blames China. This stinks. Ex spooks are not really ex. The UK is in the middle of a word war with china. If it were true it would not be in a newspaper.
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>Lancet
More about it:
>The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine turned into laughing stocks as widely-touted hydroxychlorine study found to be based on fabricated data organized by science fiction writer and adult content model
>Just as the mainstream media utterly destroyed its credibility in trying to remove President Trump from office, the medical establishment is committing credibility suicide in a mad rush to try to suppress the truth about hydroxychloroquine, an off-patent drug that can save patients from covid-19.
>In the latest stunning demonstration of brazen quackery and junk science, both The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have published a widely-touted science paper trashing hydroxychloroquine that turns out to be based on data acquired from a company run in part by a science fiction author and an adult content model. None of the individuals from the company appear to have any background whatsoever in legitimate science or epidemiology. The data from this company, known as “Surgisphere,” appear to have been wholly fabricated. Yet it was the dominant source of data for the study published by those science journals, neither of which has retracted the flawed study.
>The study, published in The Lancet on May 22, 2020, is found at this link***. Its authors include Prof Mandeep R Mehra, MD, Sapan S Desai, MD, Prof Frank Ruschitzka, MD and Amit N Patel, MD. Sapan Desai is the founder of Surgisphere, the company that claims to have provided the data for the study.
https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-04-lancet-new-england-journal-of-medicine-hydroxychlorine-study-surgisphere-total-fraud.html
*** https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31180-6/fulltext
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>>270857
Is it a "Real" adult content model working with Playboy or some jewish Playboy knockoff nobody's ever heard of, or is it some thot with an OnlyFans and Twitch?
Funny either way.
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>>270865
Remember without playboy we would not have some of the great literature of the modern world. Faranhiet 451 is a good example of playboy publishing.
As for scientist and good/bad data studies. Drill down on anything recently and you see they all talk bollocks. You get out what you put in. IN the UK the only scenario they worked on was a shut-down. They never modelled anything else. The BoE did the same with the economy after leaving Europe. All BoE models did not include anything the government would do and therefore were all useless. We see now how much the UK government would change and how quickly. Maybe if the BoE re-did its forecast with this new knowledge people would see how much better the UK will be outside of the money sucking socialst block.

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Last thread hit bump limit, serendipitously just as I was wrapping up my review of Friendship is Optimal. Despite the thread being over limit, I responded to a couple more posts dealing with Optimal because I wanted to start fresh with a new topic for this thread. Any further discussion of Optimal or Past Sins I would like to remain in the previous thread until it 404s, which I will still check for replies.

Previous thread: >>248482 →

Anyway, our current reading queue is:
The Sun and the Rose by soulpillar
Fallout: Equestria by kkat

If you would like to suggest anything for the queue, please feel free to do so.

And with that, we shall now commence reading:

The Sun and the Rose
by soulpillar

Chapter 1: Lavender and Beeswax

Alright, first impressions. I've really got to learn to stop saying this, but so far this appears to be a more competently-written work than the last thing I read. The prose in the first few paragraphs is eloquent, if maybe a little overly florid, though I can usually forgive that if the author doesn't go overboard with it. In any case, this guy seems like he can actually write, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt until he does something to earn himself a gay nickname.

Also working in his favor is that his story dives right into the action, while still managing to set a compelling scene. Soulpillar manages to avoid the pitfalls of both Peen Stroke's opening (well written in eloquent language, but slow-paced and with description that is heavy handed at times) and Assman's (direct to the point and evenly paced, but utterly devoid of any feeling or mood). We've got a fairly good middle ground here, and I'm starting this off in a state of cautious optimism.

This, however:
>A dull blue glow reflected off the hurriedly arranged pieces of battered plate on his body. His left arm and shoulder encased in a full steel pauldron and gauntlet whilst his right arm bore only an iron spaulder and a leather glove. Either leg had a metal shin guard strapped over well-worn leather boots. While a hauberk, a white tabard and an over-stuffed leather traveling pack stacked down on his shoulders. His gear rattled with each shift of his body, unbalanced, ill-kept.
Again, the writing is good, but this is probably a little more detail than I would have gone into about the particular type of armor a character is wearing. That's a matter of preference, though; plenty of well-respected fantasy authors do shit like this all the time. Terry Goodkind, who I like, will blather on for entire paragraphs describing the type and number of pillars in a room; George R.R. Martin, who I also like, spends more time describing what characters are eating than any author I've ever read (which is no surprise, considering what a fat fuck he is). So again, cautious optimism here.

Oh, also:
>While a hauberk, a white tabard and an over-stuffed leather traveling pack stacked down on his shoulders.
This should not be a complete sentence as written. "While" usually indicates that you are either continuing a thought from a previous sentence, or are going to append an additional related thought to the end of this one. The author could have probably appended "while a hauberk..." to the end of the previous sentence using a comma, or alternatively he could have just kept this as it's own sentence and dropped the "while," turning it into "A hauberk, a white tabbard and an over-stuffed leather traveling pack stacked down on his shoulders."

Anyway, the scene itself does a decent enough job of grabbing our attention. An unknown character, who by all appearances is human and appears to come from some kind of fantasy and/or medieval-type world, has just stepped through a magic mirror.

The author actually gives us quite a bit of essential information in a relatively compact amount of text: this character dressed hurriedly, suggesting that he's dealing with an unexpected or emergency situation. His helmet has been nigger-rigged with extra protection for his eyes and mouth, which we are told is to ward off some type of miasma, so we know the air in the place he's going is toxic to breathe. The mention of the mirror portal establishes clearly that he is traveling from one dimension to another, and that we are dealing with a universe that has magic.

Finally, a purpose for all of this is established:
>Uncle was quite specific; bring back Cecilia and nothing more.

All in all, what we have here so far is a pretty well-written opening. It gives us enough information to understand what is going on, while at the same time withholding enough that our desire to know more intensifies. It provides us a good visual and sets a good scene, without being too verbose in its description (except for the bit about the armor that I mentioned). Cautious optimism remains so far intact.

>He looked around, shadows and shapes tested his mettle.
This could probably have been worded differently. For one thing, grammatically he should either use a semicolon after "around", or else change "tested" to "testing" if he wants to use the comma. For another, although this usage is technically correct, referring to what this character is currently doing as a "test of mettle" doesn't quite feel right.

Having one's mettle tested usually implies a battle or direct confrontation; in this case, he's just exploring a hallway that might have something dangerous in it. He's on his guard and wary of the shadows and shapes he sees as potential threats, but so far nothing is testing his mettle. The impression this man gives is that of a seasoned warrior, so a mere dark hallway probably wouldn't set him off this much. I'd probably just go with "He looked around, shadows and shapes keeping him on his guard," or something to that effect.
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Glim
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>>270461

Celestia enters the throne room and finds the place in a state of pandemonium, as I said before. She approaches the throne and finds Noble Era sitting in her place, and she responds about as you'd expect.

>Celestia walked up the incline, stopping a yard away from him. "You're in my chair."

Rather than fighting with her, Noble Era is outwardly polite and obsequious, and removes himself from the throne. However, we learn that he has made some rather alarming presumptions in the time that Celestia has been gone.

>"Tis' an honour to see you again, your majesty," said Noble Era in a cultured Canterlot accent, his tone was infused with an effortless kindness. "I humbly abdicate the throne."
Since this author is a little hit or miss on word choice, Noble's use of the word "abdicate" may or may not be significant. To abdicate the throne specifically means to give up your rule, not just to physically get out of the chair itself, which means that in order to abdicate you need to be the ruler in the first place. If the use here was deliberate, this implies some pretty heavy presumption on Noble's part; he is basically speaking as if it's a given that he has some natural right to be sitting on Celestia's throne making decisions in her stead. It could even be interpreted as sort of a subtle challenge; by taking it upon himself to rule without permission, even if he willingly abdicates, he's essentially throwing down the glove horseshoe, whatever to Celstia. If she doesn't rebuke him for it, she implicitly validates his right to rule in her absence and weakens her own position. From this character's behavior, I rather suspect that the word use was deliberate, and even if it wasn't, it was definitely the right choice. He seems like he will be an interesting character.

Anyway, Noble goes on to explain that he is the descendant of the original unicorn monarchy who ruled before Celestia united the three pony castes into a single kingdom. The family has apparently been "prepared to take on Celestia's burden" should anything "unfortunate" happen that might prevent her from ruling. This is also a pretty obvious veiled challenge.

Oh, as a rather amusing side note, Noble Era is also a confirmed fedora:
>Nothing of the sort, m'lady. We-- I have always seen you as my rightful ruler.

Anyway, this exchange is appropriately tense, and though I am still not wild about the dialogue, it's handled pretty well. The two basically trade veiled barbs and size each other up as adversaries, under the pretense of courtly manners. Noble Era lets Celestia know that he and his family are aware that Celestia has suffered some sort of amnesia and could reasonably be declared unfit to rule if it could be demonstrated to pose a problem. He also offers his "help" in the event that Celestia's weakened state makes her incapable of ruling on her own. Basically, he is staking a claim to the line of succession here. Celestia, for her part, holds her own, and simply listens to what he has to say while still retaining the image of being fully in charge. Noble Era excuses himself and leaves the scene before she can really respond to him, which also feels like a challenge.

This guy is clearly shaping up to be the antagonist of the story, and so far he seems like he will be an interesting one. At any rate, this is where the chapter ends.

>Celestia knew that he was playing his own game. Any fool could tell that. Yet, despite herself, she couldn't help but feel intrigued concerning the nature of this 'Noble Era'.
Unfortunately, the text continues to be peppered with awkwardly worded passages like this.

Chapter 4: Equines and Sugar

This chapter begins with an author's note that clarifies one of my concerns from the previous chapter. Apparently, the pony scale the author uses for this story is pic related, which has the ponies at a slightly smaller size than the one I posted. By this scale, Celestia would be roughly 4 1/2' tall. Weight is not discussed, but I still think an assumed weight of around 300 pounds for Celestia is not unreasonable maybe more, from what I've heard that bitch eats a lot of cake. The piggyback scene in the last chapter becomes slightly more believable as a result, though I'm still skeptical that Gareth could carry a pony that size on his back without getting a hernia or injuring his spine. Anyway, let's read on.

The chapter opens with a flashback. A thirteen year old boy, who is not named but we can assume is probably a young Gareth, is on a battlefield. His role is not stated but we can probably assume he's a squire or something similar. On his own initiative he runs out onto the battlefield to retrieve spent arrows, an incredibly dangerous thing to do that earns him a rebuke from the soldiers, but they need the arrows and accept them.

This act earns him the attention of the Earl of Warwick, who is apparently his father's liege. The Earl looks him over for a moment, and then chops the leg off of his own horse, daring any of the soldiers to flee in the face of the advancing army when this boy (curiously he refers to him as an orphan) showed so much courage. This seems pretty over the top; not only is it a fairly senseless and brutal act, a war horse was valuable, and it's unlikely anyone would needlessly slaughter one just to make a point.

However, I'm willing to grant some artistic license here, since frankly this is a very well written scene, in fact it's probably the best-written scene I've encountered so far. The prose does not contain any of the awkward stumbling that I've noticed elsewhere, so I suspect this section was revised and polished a few times. I actually don't have any significant notes to give here, other than to observe that it is very well done.

Anyway, the scene appears to be a dream, which explains the Earl's wacky behavior. He knights Gareth, and then immediately declares him a traitor and decapitates him.
Glim
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>>270646

Sure enough, after a page break we have Gareth jolting awake in the present, grasping at his neck to make sure his head is still attached. He and Styre are camped in the woods a short distance from Canterlot.

One thing I notice immediately here is that the improved quality of the prose continues from the flashback scene. I suspect soulpillar is now spending a bit more time on revision before posting his chapters. Hopefully this trend continues, because he actually writes quite well when he puts his mind to it.

There is a bit of a communication barrier between Styre and Gareth as they can't speak each other's languages. However, this doesn't seem to pose any serious problems on this journey; they're both soldiers and seem accustomed to the same sort of life. They seem to have reached a level of communication where they can approximate the sound of each other's names.

One of the things I'm finding I like about this author is the thought he puts into building his version of Equestria, making it believable as a physical world while still adhering to the show canon. In particular, I like the amount of thought he puts into the human-in-Equestria story model. The author makes it quite clear that Gareth is an interloper in this world. Not only does Gareth not speak the same language as the ponies, he finds it difficult to even approximate the sounds required to speak it. To him, their speech sounds like weird combinations of whinnies and grunts and other horse-noises. He suspects that his speech sounds similarly bizarre to them. What's even more interesting is what was brought up in the previous chapter, about Styre and the others finding it difficult to physically see him, as if he were an apparition or a shade or something. This reinforces the idea that he does not belong in this place, and may not even be able to remain here permanently. It hasn't been stated yet, but I suspect Celestia/Cecilia experienced something similar during her time as a human.

In fact, I'm actually now interested to learn more about what that time was like; we have some very basic information but it's pretty vague and there are a lot of unanswered questions. We had a very brief explanation of how they met and fell in love, but it was only a momentary flashback. Questions like how they came to be married, how Gareth's family was able to accept him marrying some strange woman espousing some spurious claim of being a horse-princess in a far-off land, what this mirror-portal is, where it's located, what Gareth's Uncle presumably knows about it; all of these have my noggin joggin like a nog jogger even and I will be curious to see if they are ever answered.

In any case, all of this adds an interesting dimension to their love story: if they both belong in different worlds, and neither can live comfortably in the other's world, can they really be together? It's a different type of story, but I remember a similar theme being explored towards the end of Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials series; a boy and a girl from different worlds fall in love on an adventure in a third world, but ultimately they have to separate and each return to their own proper place.

This is a significantly more mature treatment of the HiE idea than what I've seen. Granted, I haven't read a ton of MLP fanfiction so there may be other stuff out there that explores the idea in depth, but in my limited knowledge most of these stories tend to be written as self-insert fantasies. The human is usually regular Joe Brony, who stumbles into Equestria via some convenient means, and immediately blends into the world and starts befriending its characters. Ideas like communication barriers or differences between humans and ponies beyond the obvious and superficial are never explored. The possibility that the love between Joe Brony and his waifu may actually be ill-fated or outright impossible is seldom considered.

One of the things I've brought up once or twice before is my belief that people who write fanfiction should approach it as if they were writing a serious work of literature, and try to produce something that would hold value outside the boundaries of the fandom. Of the things I've skewered for this review series, this is the first one that seems to attempt this and at least somewhat succeed. This work has its flaws (most of which could be addressed through revision and polish), but all in all I'm finding it to be pretty high quality so far. It's author remains heterosexual in my book.

>Styre stood from his own bedroll, beginning to re-armour without hands or thumbs.
>How did he even do that?
This is actually kind of amusing too, and touches on some of our side-banter. One of the things that bugs the crap out of me when reading pony stories and makes them a giant pain in the ass to write sometimes is trying to figure out how a horse might accomplish certain tasks that clearly would require hands. It's all well and good in a cartoon to show a pony wearing a helmet, but fiction forces you to think about details like "how the hell did he put that thing on?" One pitfall I notice a lot of writers falling into is the tendency to overthink it. Long, complicated, autistic explanations of random details from the show weigh down a story and mostly just distract the reader from what they're actually supposed to be focusing on our old friend Peen Stroke is a rather egregious offender in this category. However, this is a rather artful handling of it, and in line with the above discussion about Pinkie Sense: we don't know how he does it, he just does it. The protagonist, from whose viewpoint we are watching, has no idea other. It's a cute gag, but it doesn't distract us from the story or break the believability of the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MxxNJOa8U
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>>270645
>glass
Hey, everything I brought up in my story six years ago was relevant later on in the story. The audience needed to understand how hoverboards work, what his home is like (they return to it later), and shit like that. Though I'll admit my rewrite has better pacing and less filler. I also made his home in Ponyville cooler.
I'm really proud of how I put that "Twilight mopes through her crystal castle thinking about why it sucks" scene first, and had her sing about it.
I still can't believe the show never thought to do the whole "Hero and someone who looks like the hero switch places for a day" thing. I'm pretty sure every other cartoon ever did an episode about that.
>>270645
I don't get why so many love the "there's the noble caste and then the filthy commoners" shite when it's so limiting for stories. Ponies don't have a Caste Mark on their asses, they have a "My career/place in society" mark. This "generic noble setting" would be so much more interesting if it was written in an era where, thanks to meritocracy and upward social mobility and rising education quality, more and more people every year get to "basically become a noble" and move to Canterlot and attend rich-idiot parties and threaten to outshine those who were simply born rich and never had to earn it.
Unicorns can cast spells, so even if you nerf them and say "normal unicorns take months to learn a spell and can barely lift another pony without years of training, Twilight is a one-in-ten-billion freak of nature" why are there no Magic Clubs in any major towns where Unicorns get together and show off/talk about magic/get help with spells they're working on? The Fix Spell makes hiring a carpenter something you'd only do if she's a cute chick. Cast the Grow Spell on a piece of food and it can count for many meals. Cast the "Transform target into water" spell and most monsters won't be able to harm whatever you cast it on. Magic is fucking broken, no matter how much it is limited.
Fuck that Pixar "Onward" movie in its pseudointellectual anti-fantasyism, only the weakest and simplest of magical spells would be replaced by technology. Also, fuck that film for saying any fantasy world that stops acting like a cliche fantasy world is less of a fantasy world for it.
Nobody simped over Twilight before she got wings and nobody simped over Blueblood. Idiots in the cartoonishly stupid/shallow fashion world
But hey, this fandom loves reading the same damn story over and over.
Why write something about a non-noble character trying to succeed in a world of nobles? Why write about a noble-abolitionist movement or a dictator with good intentions who wants to create a meritocratic equestria?
They just write the same story over and over with this setting variant. Good nobles are good despite being raised in the lap of luxury, bad nobles are an argument against the concept of nobility. You can tell who the scheming evil power-hungry "Slytherins" are because they are annoyingly smug smirking bastards who want p
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ower and annoy Celestia/the heroes.
You can tell who the good guys are because they support the status quo unquestioningly, believe good things are good and evil things are evil, and
An explanation for why the world is this way will never be brought up ("The idiots paid to be rich in canterlot are the descendants of heroes who died defending Equestria 600-900 years ago" is the best explanation for this I've ever heard)
In my Silver fic, I'd planned for the final villain to be this bad guy named Gold Standard, a former military general who created his own secret organization full of soldiers/farmers/criminals/magic school dropouts/whatever who decided to join him.
His stated goal? Get all the cards(when combined they can do anything), do a military coup, and use the cards to rewrite Equestria into a fair and perfect impossible world where everyone can prosper. Those cards can make five-pointed triangles, they have no limits when together.
His actual goal? Get all the cards, and use it to bring back his dead sister who died in a monster attack he was too weak to save her from back when he was a kid, then rewrite equestria to be a super tough hardcore badass place full of grinning violence-loving badass ponies who will dominate the other races as he thinks they should and will "never have to fear monster attacks again".
It's a commentary on fanfics when he gets his way in the end, rewrites Equestria, walks around in his "Ideal equestria" for a bit and sees how samey everyone's personality is and how boringly bland this world has become, then meets his harmless sweetheart little sister and realizes bringing her back in this world also turned her into another generic angry violence-loving asshole.
He realizes what he did was a mistake and reverses time to before what he did. Then he stops himself, resurrects his little sister for real, and decides instead of reshaping the world to protect this girl he can just protect her himself. He and his sister vanish, leaving the cards behind.
Anyway, he frequently says things like "Celestia is too soft and the nobles are a waste of money that should be spent on the little ponies! I will be a stronger and more hardcore leader!"
At one point Silver (after losing a fight and being in serious danger of losing his life to an army with anti-immortal soul-trapping weaponry) stalls and bullshits them convincingly by saying "Twilight Sparkle is the result of thousands of years of Celestia playing matchmaker to intentionally pair the magically strongest ponies she could find. The strongest and smartest ponies with the best hearts make up Twilight's lineage. The same, but to a lesser extent and with different genetic choices, goes for Cadence, who was needed to help cast love-spells for Celestia and take over things while she was busy. Twilight's parents thought they found love at first sight when they met each other, but it was actually a love spell from Cadence. Shining Armour was a down payment to Cadence for her helping to raise and teach Twilight Sparkle, the strongest Unicorn in Equestria's history! What's more hardcore than that?"
Twilight arrives in time to save his ass, but she was there, she heard it, and the thought that this might be true fucks her up like Alphonse Elric learning he might be artificial. Even though Silver later says "I was just bullshitting them, I have no idea if what I said was true or not" it still makes her research that later after all the fighting. So there can be a big happy ending after all the fighting where Twilight says "Nope, you were wrong, my entire family tree was free of Celestia's manipulation"
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>>270668
>Fuck that Pixar "Onward" movie in its pseudointellectual anti-fantasyism, only the weakest and simplest of magical spells would be replaced by technology. Also, fuck that film for saying any fantasy world that stops acting like a cliche fantasy world is less of a fantasy world for it.
Never heard of that one before but wow, the character design is as stereotypically Pixar as it can get. Also, I don't know about anyone important other Keith Bunin (a writer who's half-Jewish), but one of the characters looks like a Jewish Alfredo Linguini (and considering the character's resemblance to YandereDev, that's very Jewish).

Also I've been reading ahead of the review and I'm sorry to report that it feels much less polished than how it did the first time reading. Overly short sentences are annoying. Maybe I tend too much to overly long sentences. Nonetheless, it feels choppy. A more flowing prose fits a story of this genre. Reading critique does adjust one's standards for fiction. Maybe Fimfiction readers/writers just need to read professional criticism.
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>>270825
Onward is an anti-intellectual and anti-fantasy fantasy film.
It states that Fantasy is a silly thing stuck in the past, because modern technology can replace things we "Used to rely on wizards for" like lighting homes and sending messages.
Because of the lack of Traditional Fantasy Elements, people forgot to act traditional. So the tiny pixies are biker gangs instead of nice people, and they've literally forgotten they can fly. The Centaur forgot it can run.
One day a Generic Pixar Character finds a Magic Stick that casts magic. He has an idiot brother too.
When two idiots resurrect half of their father (the lower half) they have X time limit to get to X place after a generic by the numbers setpiece movie full of hollywood cliche filler scenes. If they fail the dad dies again and if they succeed they get to talk to their dad.
Except along the way, they accidentally remind fantasy-element creatures they can fly/run/do shit humans can't do.
The "Original Spin" on this painfully generic by-the-numbers fantasy story is that the generic fantasy creatures forgot to act how they're supposed to according to the NPC's incredibly static programmed definition of what fantasy is and should be. Meeting the hero reminds them to act how they're fucking supposed to.
Yes, exactly.
This film wants to be about the "Death of fantasy" and pretend it's deep for "Bringing it back.
Except...
There's a bit where magic is used to grow a cheeto into a boat and they sail it across a river.
Technology can't magically grow something. Magically grow a small pie, and a meal for one can feed an entire family.
Magically grow a metal knife, melt it down, sell it for scrap and buy more knives with the cash. This completely fucking breaks the setting! Also, magic can cure diseases and transform an Elf into a Dragon and turn an idiot into a genius and let anyone of the caster's choice fly!
It's fucking laughable to think that in a world where technology exists alongside magic, technology would replace magic when there's so little that it can do "better" unless you artificially limit it by saying "Only one in ten thousand can cast spells and only the black-belts- I mean pointy-hats who spent their lives studying can cast good spells! Anybody can order pizza with their phone but only the rarest of rare master-level wizards can cast Create Pizza!".
In a world where magic and tech exist in harmony, every phone would contain an Enchanted Stone of Coldness to stop the phone from overheating, a magically enhanced battery that recharges based on your willpower, and it would typically be used for an app that stores, and tells you, every spell in existence for free, complete with search engine with all sorts of filters and sorting options. There would also be a web browser for when you don't feel like casting the spell that makes a magic holographic screen that can access the internet at will. Hey, if whoever designed "Summon Sword of Flame" can design a spell that creates an old-ass sword, the tastes and needs of other wizards changing over time will change how spells made recently will function.
Forget how "Convenient" it is to drive around a car that needs gas and repairs, a wizard can cast Move Stone to build some big stone buildings in seconds and then cast Portal to create a permanent Portal to his chosen location. Easy travel from one end of the country to another or one end of the planet to another within seconds!
Tech can't summon six disposable copies of you to do your homework while you play video games. Tech can't let you slow down or rewind time to cheat at video games. Tech can't let you eat a box of chocolates, cast Rewind on the box until it refills itself, and eat some more. Tech can't spontaneously remove your fat and burn it into energy spent on creating solid fucking gold to sell until gold has no value just like every other "rare" material. Tech can't spontaneously create a sword made of "Steel-Like Metal But Better number six gorrilion".
It only takes a tiny amount of creativity to do something with the FUCKING BLANK CHEQUE that is magic.
A friend of mine who's idiotically loyal to Disney-Pixar but a great person besides that disgusting character flaw decided to convince himself he liked this film by claiming it has a "Green Aesop" that's trying to say "Get the fuck off your phone and appreciate nature and adventure", when that clearly wasn't what the story was going for at all. There is nothing adventurous about a by-the-numbers plotline so cliche the storyline of literal fucking rollercoasters could outdo it.
Only a pseudointellectual would claim this film is about the death of fantasy, how it is murdered by the instant convenience of technology and an easy answer that explains away everything you once gained a sense of childlike wonder from knowing nothing about.
This film is an insult to fantasy. In a generic world full of generic characters with generic fantasy races, two generic characters will accidentally teach others the "True meaning of fantasy", which this film claims is acting how your fantasy race is fucking supposed to instead of letting changing technology, changing cultural norms, and changing society change what role you serve in the modern era.

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Syria General /sg/ - Ceasefire Edition
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>syriagenerals.wordpress.com

SOUTHFRONT Mar 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT6Km3wVkzM

>Latest interviews with Assad
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>Live MAPS
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>Fan maps
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Devs Mar 8
>Syria
With the fall of Afes, Al Qaeda in Idlib and their Turkish allies have been forced off the M5
Putin-Erdogan meeting in Moscow ends up unfavourably for Turkey
Joint Russian-Turkish patrols will take over M4 with establishing of safe zone
Terrorists still not part of the deal
Turkshills killing themselves en masse
>Iraq
Clashes between protesters and security forces at Al-Khilani Square
>Egypt
Former Egyptian army officer Hisham Ashmawi has been executed in Egypt after being captured by LNA scouts in Darna. He was wearing an explosive vest while assisting ISIS in Darna.
>Libya
LNA forces fully liberated the apartment complex in Al-Azizia.
>Yemen
Ma’rib tribes prepared to hand over city to National Salvation Government of Yemen (Houthi Yemen)
>Afghanistan
President Ghani and some mutt hotheads endangering the peace deal
>Turkey
After the closed session in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, after the statements of Engin Özkoç, there was a fist fight in parliament.

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>>270827
>Video from Lebanon appears to show Israeli jets flying by and a missile launched towards #Syria
https://twitter.com/Dannymakkisyria/status/1268618271432953856
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>>270829
>#Syria: air defenses activated tonight over #Masyaf (W. #Hama) where strong explosions were heard, apparently in/near the Defense Factories (bombed multiple times by #Israel past years). http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.155004&lon=36.346035&z=13&m
https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1268619413042851842

>1st photo showing the military base destroyed tonight by #Israel|i airstrikes in outskirts of #Masyaf, few km from the S-400 & S-300 air defense systems.
https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1268619413042851842
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>>270830
https://twitter.com/QalaatAlMudiq/status/1268621722535649290
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>>270830
>few km from the S-400 & S-300 air defense systems
I bet they're just inflatable.
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>>270830
>>270827
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>>270827
>>270829
>>270832
>>270830
fucking kikes, they wouldn't have shit if not for jewmerica

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Who Is Best Pony?
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And why is it Princess Luna?
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>>270655
This man speaks the truth except Rarity is still worst pony post-season 5 too
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>>270612
I bet you're the sort of scum that liked Starlight Glimmer before reformation.
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>>270693
I'm no believer in equality, but she was definitely more compelling as an antagonist than a protagonist.
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I think Fluttershy is best pony, in my opinion. I like how kind and generous she is to her animal friends even though she's a hermit at times.
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>>270616
>light of the sun

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Drawfag Thread 3
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Don't mind me, last thread hit bump limit so I figured I'd keep it open for future /mlpol/ content contribution.
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Some roof kirins defending their property against looters. Expect more to come.
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Son of a bitch, forgot the scales on one. Lemme fix that real quick.
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Alright, there we go.
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>>270853
Nice
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>>270853
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>>270858
Thanks

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