Page 1569 - Doubly Shy

5th Aug 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Newbiespud 5th Aug 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
It's sometimes funny how, for narrative expedience, events progress to the worst-case scenario over the course of a single day, if not a matter of hours, if not minutes.

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Guest 5th Aug 2021, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
How not to do weather control? Let’s see… melt the polar ice caps slowly but surely, make things unbearably hot in much of the world, create and spread super deadly storms, threaten much of life as we know it… either God or humanity needs to learn how not to do this depending on your point of view.
RuBoo 5th Aug 2021, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
Don’t try to teach humans what to do. They’ll either ignore you entirely, or do the exact opposite just to spite you. Best to just leave them alone to their impending doom...
aylatrigger 5th Aug 2021, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Fire tornados and Verneshot! And maybe acid rain that is fluoroantimonic acid?
aylatrigger 5th Aug 2021, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
Or for more 'normal' bad weather, in my ponyfinder campaign I made a city that produced bad weather for the entire country, as it was more efficient (they basically farmed windigos with careful emotion control magic). I named it Clefthand and based it on Cleveland...Or at least an extreme version of
FanOfMostEverything 5th Aug 2021, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, weather control in the hands (er, hooves) of a novice can be nasty. Though there's still the question of how Pinkie killed all of Sweet Apple Acres in that same timespan...

(My headcanon is that she was just weeding. From a rock farmer's perspective, there were a lot of weeds that happened to be apple tree-shaped.)
Jennifer 6th Aug 2021, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
That headcanon is BRILLIANT!
Winged Cat 5th Aug 2021, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Have faith, Rarity. You haven't completely razed Ponyville yet, despite all the means at your disposal.
Kittoradra 5th Aug 2021, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
She can only control the weather, not how intense the sun is. So there is a limiting factor beyond her control that would prevent her from turning Ponyville into a localized desert. Nothing, however, stopping her from creating tornadoes and gale-force winds... except the general need for more than one weather-pegasus involved in generating the windspeed. But considering she has magic, that's not necessarily as limiting...
Digo 6th Aug 2021, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
See, my problem here is that Ponyville is home to a bunch of pegasi that know how to weather. Rarity could have just got them together to maintain things until Rainbow got her cutie mark back.
Moot 6th Aug 2021, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Don't forget that OOC, Rarity knows the marks have been switched but IC, she thinks this is her real mark. Rarity's player isn't much of a metagamer, so presumably she's playing Rarity as someone who really, genuinely wants to control the weather because she thinks it's her destiny.
Cliff_Robotnik 10th Aug 2021, 4:13 AM edit delete reply
Ah the sheer undiluted bullshit of the 8th level spell "Control weather"...

Gave my PC's a unstable staff that 1/week can cast the spell, at the risk if destroying the otherwise very useful staff... Expected the, to SAVE it for IMPORTANT moments but they tempt fate with it every week :D