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Newbiespud 6th Mar 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: Winged Cat

Guest Author's Note: "I was going to end Twilight's last line with, 'You are a trap!' Newbiespud thought that unwise on the Internet.

"Story Time prompt: the GM lets players stretch the rules a bit, and rather than accept it as an abstraction, they go explore the consequences of that stretch existing in the game world. Bonus points if, instead of the players ignoring the plot, that was how the GM got the players into the intended content."

Newbiespud's Note: And that's the end of this little guest arc! Thanks, Winged Cat! I've got a very very quick little IDW thing in the pipeline, only three pages or so, for a little bit more of a palette cleanser before we jump into Season Two.


Venellian 6th Mar 2018, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
I still like to think of Rarity as trans.
Zaranthan 6th Mar 2018, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
I thought Fleur de Lis was the token trans character?
Classic Steve 6th Mar 2018, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
Um, where did that idea originate? I see nothing masculine about her.
Jason Shadow 6th Mar 2018, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
I've also heard people claim that Sassy Saddles or Zephyr Breeze are "obviously" trans, so Rarity aside, it seems the pattern here is that any non-alicorn pony with a nonstandard body type (or more specifically, tall/lanky ones with more "horsey" and arguably stallion-like snouts) and "traditionally" feminine interests/self-presentation is automatically suspect. Which, frankly, sits not very well with me at all - unfortunate implications, much?

Personally, I wouldn't mind if a trans pony showed up on the show, but I'd want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth (if you'll pardon the expression) instead of trying to ferret it out based on how they're "coded." If nothing else... Suppose one of these ponies secretly WAS trans, and was actively and successfully trying to pass as their actual gender. Do you think they'd appreciate you going and outing them to everyone like that?

Oof, diatribe over. Sorry about that, folks.
Zeeth 6th Mar 2018, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Actually, there's an argument to be made that Caramel, the occasionally-seen assistant at Sweet Apple Farms, might be trans, based on a change in the model used.
Winged Cat 6th Mar 2018, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
If anything, there's canon support for the alicorns being as close to trans as the show gets - specifically, trans-alicorns. They weren't born alicorns; becoming one involves substantial body modification, including relearning certain physical actions (which Twilight goes through on screen with Rainbow Dash's help).

M/F switch...if it happens it happens, but it's no bigger a thing than e.g. mares loving mares, is the impression I get. That there are probably simple spells to do this, such that any unicorn (or anyone with a good unicorn friend, or other access to magic) with a day or two alone could casually experiment, might contribute to the acceptance.
Dusk Raven 6th Mar 2018, 3:45 PM edit