Page 700 - Element of Stubborn

16th Jan 2016, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 16th Jan 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I barely got any time to work on Story Time this week, like I suspected. With next week proving to be a continuation of this one's madness, plus some extras, I'm giving myself an extra two weeks to work on Story Time 3.

So, page 700. The past milestones - 200 through 600 - have been celebrated with an attitude of amazement, gratitude, and humble disbelief. Not so much this one.

It's been a rough few weeks leading up to this. My buffer's pretty much drained by now. There have been a couple of incidents I can recall where I've woken up early to grab screencaps and put together the comic within the hour it goes up. Page 700, for me personally, is less of a mystery in what it represents compared to milestones past. For me, it means I've survived. I've persevered. I've endured. If barely.

I'll admit it's more melancholy than it deserves, but that's the kind of mood I'm in, and I see no reason to pretend otherwise.

So I guess what I'm saying is that I could use a lengthy sabbatical and now would be a great time to start submitting guest comics, if you've got any ideas kicking around. We're coming up on the end of this arc anyway.

44 Comments:

Jay 16th Jan 2016, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
I get the feeling that, when writing for Pinkie Pie, the goal is just to find a way to include all her wackiness in the comic, in context.

'ForEVER' became 'NEVER!' and so on.
ANW 16th Jan 2016, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
The girls are ready to pass on their titles as the Elements of Harmony.
Who should they pass it on to?
albedoequals1 16th Jan 2016, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
There's two answers to that question:

If they're passing the elements on because they're old, it would have to be to ponies that are currently foals, or not even born yet. The CMC have virtues, but I don't think they match the elements (SB could be kindness, but AB is bravery and I'm not sure what Scoots is)

If you want understudies among their peers however:
Laughter - Derpy, Minuette
Kindness - Cheerilee, Cadence
Loyalty - Spike, Lyra (Edit: maybe Gilda, too)
Generosity - Coco Pommel, The Cakes (maybe)
Honesty - Coco Pommel, Zecora
Magic - Moondancer, Sunset Shimmer, Trixie, Zecora, maybe Starlight Glimmer (gag)
ANW 16th Jan 2016, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
More the second then the first.
Guest 16th Jan 2016, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Scootaloo = perseverance?
Guest 17th Jan 2016, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
> (SB could be kindness, but AB is bravery and I'm not sure what Scoots is)

I saw an interesting story once where Scootaloo ended up with the element of Magic.

And another where Apple Bloom ended up with what she jokingly called the Element of Sufficiently Advanced Technology.
Super_Big_Mac 7th Jun 2016, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Super_Big_Mac
Don't go all Loopy on us, Guest. Need an Anchor to help get you settled?