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21st Oct 2017, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 21st Oct 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
It has been / is / will be interesting to see people's predictions on what's going to happen next evolve in real time. My only hope is that there appears to be at least some ghost of a chance that things could take a non-obvious path. Though as the episode wears on, it becomes more and more clear what screencaps I'm going to be using next, which somewhat determines how the comic will play out. After all, it's not like I can change the episode itself...


RandomRex6 21st Oct 2017, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Or can you...?
Evilbob 21st Oct 2017, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Of course he can. All he has to do is to skip those scenes of destruction and get a vector artist to make any changed scenes he needs.
Hariman 21st Oct 2017, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
Swarm of the Century didn't survive contact with the mane party! ;D

As for this adventure/episode, I think it will go pretty chaotic as the others fake a disaster and torpedo their own (current) social standings to make sure Rarity isn't being captured.

I also suspect that Rarity might just put herself behind Blueblood deliberately, to frame him instead of having his cowardice revealed.

Then again, everything playing out and Blueblood being revealed as a coward would actually be a surprise to me, as my guess was that Rarity will burn Blueblood for being a selfish manipulator.
Jennifer 21st Oct 2017, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
It looks like my thoughts on how this will progress may be correct. I'm certainly hoping for something less obvious than "Blueblood reveals cowardice and THEN Rarity decides."

Metagame-wise, I wonder whether Blueblood's lightning reaction might reveal him as a thief. After all, why would an inbred royal need a sky-high dodge score?
Greenhornet 21st Oct 2017, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
The main six decides to "do something" about his plot against the throne, takes "Elusive" out, exposes the thieves' guild sending half to jail, the other half on the run and exiling "Elusive" to the moon.
Blueblood is NOT "Elusive", he's just a minor boss with big ideas. Which includes bumping of the REAL big boss and claiming to be him/her. In which case, he'd need Rarity and friends to back him up; both verbally and with firepower.
Needling Haystacks 21st Oct 2017, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
In that eventuality, Rarity could wind up head of the Thieves' Guild...
Xanderman1201 23rd Oct 2017, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
If that second one is true, then why would he be unhappy about seeing Applejack at the Gala?
Magthere 21st Oct 2017, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Why in case he ever gets invited to a Royal Wedding, have you seen how lethal they can be?