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19th Dec 2017, 5:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 2
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Newbiespud 19th Dec 2017, 5:00 AM edit delete
Artist: ChrisTheS

So. We're now in a post-1000 world. What now?

In case you missed it, I posted a FiD-centric vlog starring my face and called it Story Time! 1000.

Notice: Guest comic submissions are still open until this arc is finished! Guidelines here.



Digo Dragon 19th Dec 2017, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Post 1000 world? Well about this time I think Leif Eriksson started settling North America, so we can go be vikings for a while.

Poor Pinkie. That's a funny burnt face look though.
loyalChaos 19th Dec 2017, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Happy Lief Eriksen Day! Hinger Dinger Dargen!~
Digo Dragon 19th Dec 2017, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I guessed that your statement was going to be an interesting reference somewhere on the internet and when I googled it, I was not disappointed. :3
loyalChaos 20th Dec 2017, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
'Interesting' is prolly too good a word for it. XD
CrowMagnon 19th Dec 2017, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Geek the... bard first?
Digo Dragon 20th Dec 2017, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
It makes sense--when fighting an enemy group, my usual tactics is to make my primary targets the enemy's source of healing and buffs. A bard fits that description almost as good as a cleric.
reynard61 22nd Dec 2017, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
Sort of apropos: Did you hear about the band of Viking bards? They went around Luteing and Pillaging...
ChrisTheS 19th Dec 2017, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
Full-res shots here:
Demon Nachos 19th Dec 2017, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
This is one of those times where in the show I would be asking, "Where the hell is Celestia/Luna/Shining Armor/ANY Royal Guards?" Surely the guards wouldn't just ignore a big ol' punch up with a dude who was trying to overthrow the ruler of the land while also being the leader of the thieves guild. Surely the adventuring party wouldn't be the only ones trying to stop this guy, right?
ChrisTheS 19th Dec 2017, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
I should probably have put fireworks or something in the background to justify why the noise doesn't attract attention...
Demon Nachos 19th Dec 2017, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
But Celestia knows about Blueblood, so you would think she would send guards to find/follow the party (The Wonderbolts could fly in from the sky and charging attack Blueblood or grab and drag him skyward for a nice bit of skydiving, which is what I built a Pegasus Monk character around :P).

But then again, what fun is there in making sense?
Digo Dragon 19th Dec 2017, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Imagine if Celestia is a Fatespinner and has been watching the battle from the safety of inside the castle this whole time, subtly nudging the Mane6's luck to ensure they win

(meta explanation: the GM is fudging die rolls for better story drama this combat).
ChrisTheS 19th Dec 2017, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Or 'this is a test.' Or 'Celestia is lazy and is just going to pretend that this is a test.' Or 'Celestia is taking advantage of the confusion to eat the rest of Applejack's treats'.
The Old One 19th Dec 2017, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
How about "What a mess. I'll let my unoffical champions handle it, and if Blueblood proves to much for them, I'll flatten his wing of the castle. Or I'll let Luna have him. I'm sure she's craving some action, and it's just about time for her shift to start."

As to the guards, they're probably assigned to containment rather than capture, presumably to protect the civilians from the fray.
Meddy 20th Dec 2017, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, the guards are either protecting civilians or keeping more of Blueblood's mooks at bay.

Celestia wouldn't throw her own mooks into a fight between high-level characters.
Winged Cat 19th Dec 2017, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Or possibly Celestia thinks the party is perfectly capable of handling the situation and wants to avoid overkill.

Or possibly it fits Celestia's grand plans that the party be the one to take down the thieves, so she can continue to seem blind to them while the party's glory is enhanced, much like swords can be sharpened into better instruments.
Digo Dragon 20th Dec 2017, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I like ChrisTheS' theory of eating all of AJ's treats.
The_Hittite 19th Dec 2017, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat 19th Dec 2017, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
And now to look forward to NIIINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAND!
Space Jawa 19th Dec 2017, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
1001 Equestrian Comics
Guest 19th Dec 2017, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
Wooo! Post 1000!

Elusive: M'lady
Richard 20th Dec 2017, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
This is that time when you find out you botched too much in the strong direction and total party wipe.
independent thinker 20th Dec 2017, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
i notice you're using what appear to be 3d vectors instead of flash screen capture. how is that working out and what software are you using?
Malroth 20th Dec 2017, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
this arc he deviated from his usual screencapture format and hired Chris theS to make custom scenes by tracing vectors from other episodes and paste them over backgrounds.
ChrisTheS 21st Dec 2017, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
The software I'm using is Affinity Designer, but before that I used Inkscape (and most of the body parts and scenery were created in that). I don't strictly trace entire vectors from other episodes, I take individual body parts and build up a toolkit of pieces that I can then put together however I like. (And then I save the poses I've put together so I can reuse them later).

Inkscape is free and Affinity is cheap, so it's easy to pick up if someone is so inclined.
reynard61 22nd Dec 2017, 2:55 AM edit delete reply
"So. We're now in a post-1000 world. What now?"

Why, on to 2000 of course! CHAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGE!!!