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Newbiespud 11th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
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This has turned out to be another example of some really, really fascinating discussion in the comments. I just have one little tangent to add that's been stewing with me for a while:

It's amazing how much comedy writing is based on unhealthy situations and relationships, isn't it? About pointing out and laughing at the absurdity of, when you get right down to it, crappy (and potentially avoidable) circumstances. Comedy, parody, and satire based on people living their best lives in their best moments is hard to find by definition. Which may explain why it's so easy to succumb and hop on over the fence to drama - because the subject matter was always there; you just forgot to laugh at it, or couldn't muster the energy this time.

Not that I'm trying to pretend that Friendship is Dragons is some kind of high-brow comedy webcomic thing. Goodness no. I mean, look at where we are right now; this ain't funny. Geez.

91 Comments:

PhantomFox 11th Aug 2018, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
I did have a feeling Fluttershy was bringing some baggage along with her response. And perhaps hit a nerve with Discord DM.
Anvildude 11th Aug 2018, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Probably why they end up as such good friends in the future. If that is what happens here.
Guest 11th Aug 2018, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Things aren't really tied to canon in this comic. Discord might just as well disappear without a trace, given how Zecora has essentially vanished as well.
Discord 11th Aug 2018, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Okay time to deal with.
Okay, there's perseverance, and then there's then there's stubbornness.
You think she would learn after the second try.
Bezerker21 11th Aug 2018, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
And with that I have no sympathy for DiscorDM. That was flat out malicious. It honestly seems like his focus isnt having a fun Tim but "winning" against the players. Thta's not how it should work
Makyura 11th Aug 2018, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
What about the part where he wants it be engaging and tailor-made? Yes, he is pissed to have his trick exposed like that, and may react too roughly.
But he is there to provide a challenge, an special kind of adventure, and a player straight up says that she won't play the game.
Discord GM studied the players and the charchters to provide for a deep RP-challenge that is known as their forte, and yes, one poorly done appempt is mocked and denied.
As all GM he needs the player on board to give as much fun as to have some.

And she kinda shat on both
Mystic seer 11th Aug 2018, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
How is it a challenge if the players can't fight back? What Flutter-player said was aimed Discord the character not the guest-Gm. It not like she was not willing to be discorded, just that she was fighting back the only way she knew how. A good Gm would be fine with their villain being called out and might give the PC a bonus like the Main-Gm did. The fact that DiscorDM took it personally does not say anything good about him as a GM and reflects how he has been blurring between IC and OoC.
PhantomFox 11th Aug 2018, 8:15 AM