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Newbiespud 26th Sep 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Woo! New arc begins! Going from editing comic pages to putting together screencap scrapbooks is always a heck of a transition.

But this isn't the only content going up today! First, more Mawlers Take Manehattan - and if you've been getting bored with the premise at this point, I implore you to give this episode a shot. We're in finale territory.
Session 10 - Missing Ponies: Libsyn YouTube

Now for the exciting news: We're launching a second miniseries! It's called Dynamic Duo, a prequel to Fallout is Dragons chronicling how Xencarn the zebra necromancer and Flotsam the filly grenadier met up and made their way to the Maw!
Session 1 - Greenfield: Libsyn YouTube

36 Comments:

Masterweaver 26th Sep 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Masterweaver
Er... Spud?

Did you deliberately switch the direction of the speech bubble tails?
Pseudo_Nym 26th Sep 2015, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
I THINK this is a series of text messages, and the strange speech bubbles are part of that. Notice that the DM has actual bubbles instead of boxes, that 'aj' and 'dm' are uncapitalised, and the conspicuous use of 'Lol'.

I'll admit my first instinctive reaction was to check if it was April Fools day, but the text message explanation works too.
Ice 26th Sep 2015, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Ah, NOW it makes sense. Good eye.
Masterweaver 26th Sep 2015, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Masterweaver
In that case, it might be best to have the outlines colored and the fill being typical phone text colors.
Digo 26th Sep 2015, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
I agree. The bubble "points" moving in opposite directions to the screen confuse me a bit. Would have been better to either omit them or have AJ's point to her character.
Newbiespud 26th Sep 2015, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Everything blew up this morning, so have an edit because I'm frustrated (and you make a good point)!
Digo 26th Sep 2015, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Oh. I didn't mean to frustrate you. o_o;

I apologize about that.
Archeo Lumiere 26th Sep 2015, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Is this a lead up to The Last Roundup?
CrowMagnon 26th Sep 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Certainly looks that way.
Digo 26th Sep 2015, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
So the team coems back and AJ is still missing? Sounds like a mystery!
Pen Brush 26th Sep 2015, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
The mawlers take manahatten episode doesn't work on libsyn. Its also nonexistent on youtube. Is this because it isn't properly loaded yet, or because my computer sucks?
Newbiespud 26th Sep 2015, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
I checked libsyn and it worked for me. The YouTube version, however, blew up while I was sleeping, so I gotta reupload it. Check back in an hour or so.
Specter 26th Sep 2015, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I don't know why, but it still seems weird to me to see an Applejack without a hat.

Oh well, that random thought thrown away, this little bit also seems like a good plot hook for the next session (where Applejack is just gone (which is of course assuming she fails at the rodeo)).

Which would be (in my own opinion) a good moral boost, because of missing someone, then them coming back. Because there will always be much rejoicing to be had.
Digo 26th Sep 2015, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
It does take a bit of time to get used to AJ without a hat. :3 It is what frustrates me a lot with her merch. A lot of it doesn't give her the hat.
Raxon 26th Sep 2015, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
She got a shiny new pink hat to replace that ratty old brown one. Try being grateful, Deeg.
Digo 26th Sep 2015, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
But but... it's pink. Doesn't feel like it goes well with her orange coat. Actually, I am starting to think that's not a hat, but Pinkie pretending to be a hat.

Huh, and my daughter has an AJ with a blue hat. What sorcery is this?
j-eagle12212012 26th Sep 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Hey no spoilers ;)

I had to have a friend make a hat for my TY Applejack, I was lucky enough to find an AJ plushie that had her hat at walmart (there where three AJ's only the one I got had a hat the other two had multicolored hair)
Digo 27th Sep 2015, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
I wish I had the money to commission my cosplaying sister into making my Build-a-Bear Trixie a better hat than the dinky little one that comes with her outfit. The cape is good though.
Disloyal Subject 26th Sep 2015, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
On the plus side, making a hat for her forced me to start learning to use "green stuff," without which a Blood Jaguars army would be near-impossible.
Raxon 27th Sep 2015, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
In case you haven't seen the new episode, AJ loses that hat, and Rarity replaces it with a pretty pink one. It's a wonderful episode where Rarity introduces AJ to high society, and teaches her to fit in. AJ learns that, while the farm is her home, she also enjoys mingling with the upper crust, and agrees to accompany Rarity to high society events in the duture. At the end of the episode, we see AJ using her newfound high society etiquette on the farm. I think this indicates a slight shift in her personality to a gentler, more society conscious pony.

Heh.
Dusk Raven 1st Nov 2015, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
I know this is an old post, but... AJ literally has a closet filled with hats. I don't think losing one would set her back much.

AJ in high society would be interesting, but I'm not sure I would like that change. I mean, it's not without basis - when with the Oranges she had to adapt a little to high society - but I'll have to see the episode in question.
Raxon 26th Sep 2015, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
You know what? I think Celestia could get behind rodeos, considering how demeaning it would be for those dirty, nonmagical cows.
Classic Steve 26th Sep 2015, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Pro tip: "renowned," no K.
Newbiespud 26th Sep 2015, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
"Spellcheck, why have you failed me?"

"The language/dictionary to use had been set to nothing in this document."

"How? Why?!"
Digo 27th Sep 2015, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
My worst luck is when I spell a word wrong, but what I typed is a different word that's correctly spelled. Thus spellchecker doesn't pick it up.
Anone 28th Sep 2015, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
For me, for whatever reason, MS Office at work constantly switches the dictionary it is using so my words get "corrected" to the wrong colloquial spellings.
Ishidan 28th Sep 2015, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
That is called an "atomic typo".
Disloyal Subject 26th Sep 2015, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
And we're back! Even knowing that they're canon, the comic edits still don't feel like the main story, so getting back to routine is great - doubly so for being an all-Applejack page, plus the unusual text message bubbles.
Malroth 28th Sep 2015, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
Malroth
The comic redubs were part of the main story? I thought they were an extended guest comic.
j-eagle12212012 26th Sep 2015, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I'm all caught up on Fallout is dragons and just started the first Mawlers take Manehatten. I hope to get through everything by next Sunday so I can watch the livestream
Xencar 28th Sep 2015, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Glad your enjoying the series! Can't wait to see you there!
j-eagle12212012 28th Sep 2015, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Out of curiosity what time does the livestream start? It is on Sunday right?

I'm in Eastern Time Zone
Mykin 28th Sep 2015, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
Sundays at 7:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time. So for Eastern... 4:00 pm, if I did the math right.

I still need to get back into listening to all of their old stuff. Just haven't had the time with everything that has been happening to me lately.
Venseyness 27th Sep 2015, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Prediction tiiiime!
Applejack ends up learning a friendship lesson because something goes wrong at the rodeo and she can't take it on alone. That or she just fails at it and goes into a depression The Last Roundup style.
Disloyal Subject 27th Sep 2015, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'm thinking she counts on the GM to tell everyone why she's away, but doesn't actually say so... With no explanation for the Ranger's absence, the party is liable to try tracking her down.
Blueblade 28th Sep 2015, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
I'm baaaaaaacccccck...
And I'm still alive so no I'm not a ghost...
That is all.
:3