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24th Nov 2018, 6:00 AM
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Harmonic Fizzle
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Newbiespud 24th Nov 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I was just a little bit tempted to jump my own rails and fire off the rainbow cannon, only to spend the next dozen pages satisfactorily explaining to myself why that just happened.

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Jannard 24th Nov 2018, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
The fight between "sticking to the plan for consistency sake" and "I want to have fun! This is MY comic!".

I... would be fine with both I think.
Newbiespud 24th Nov 2018, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
It wouldn't be fun for me in the long run if I went with a story turn that, while unexpected, didn't really make sense to me and completely cut off all the other stuff I wanted to explore.
Archone 24th Nov 2018, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
So... Main GM has just confirmed that he is very much in control of the situation. Discord GM is doing nothing without Main GM's approval.

Also, the ponies in the last panel look so adorable sprawled out like that! They remind me of my little dogs when they sprawl out... Twilight in particular looks like she needs a hug.
MiqoRems 24th Nov 2018, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Main GM has also confirmed to everyone else, however, that they didn't KNOW they were in control of the situation, which is just as bad- if not worse.
Guest 24th Nov 2018, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
I have to agree. This entire arc is all about how our Main GM has confidence issues in having any control whatsoever, and then calling in a mentor to help create a new episode.

Though I know it can be read multiple ways, the passive aggressive last statement of "I'd want to hear your reasoning though" implies even DiscorDM is getting his kicks in on the Main GM's passive nature, at least to me. So far, his actions suggest he's a GM that flies by the seat of his pants, opening mouth first and thought second even to an old friend.

If DiscorDM is really surprised by this turn of events, it also confirms that the two of them really have not been collaborating much of anything in terms of even a plot skeleton between the two; the idea that both have an idea of how the narrative, however shared, should go.

Another thing that bothers me about this though: We have eight people around a table, each engaged in conflicting debate over how a game is to be played (Twi wants to solve problems, the Mane wants to twiddle their thumbs in side plots that should honestly affect their characters more, DiscorDM just loves to add drama just to watch fireworks, etc)....

Nobody sounds like their having fun, honestly. Sure, they're invested, but as for fun? Even Discord sounds kind of bored these last few pages, as only one player at the table is even trying to engage HIM.

Of course, that's just the impression the dialogue leaves on this old GM.
Rakaydos 24th Nov 2018, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
"If DiscorDM is really surprised by this turn of events, it also confirms that the two of them really have not been collaborating much of anything in terms of even a plot skeleton between the two; the idea that both have an idea of how the narrative, however shared, should go. "

We SAW what the plot skeleton was- go back an read Applejack's wish/curse. But basically, we are firmly into "Improv the details" here, so zapping Discord wasnt entirely off the table.
Digo 24th Nov 2018, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
Agree. Once again the gm is showing what happens when you don't communicate with others, especially a co-gm.
Enigmatic Jack 24th Nov 2018, 7:49 AM edit