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15th Sep 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 15th Sep 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
And that's how Gen 5 got phones and social media.

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18 Comments:

Toric 15th Sep 2022, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Leave it to Applejack to develop Apple phones
NobleCuriosity 15th Sep 2022, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
I laughed. Just thought you should know.
Prairie Son 15th Sep 2022, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Pun jar. Now.
Guest 15th Sep 2022, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
If she subsequently invents Twitter, would she have to change her name to Jack Horsey?
Winged Cat 15th Sep 2022, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Twitter seems more like something Fluttershy would come up with.
Matiekay_13 15th Sep 2022, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Matiekay_13
HA 😂
Josie in a Box 15th Sep 2022, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
At this point, I'd just like to remind everyone that we're still in the story arc which is allegedly an adaptation of "What About Discord?" I've heard of off the rails, but WOW, this story is going places. An inspiration to all of us, I'm sure.
Raven 15th Sep 2022, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
As someone who's never seen the original show, this makes me want to go and watch it just to see how wildly removed from canon the comic's gotten
Josie in a Box 15th Sep 2022, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Suffice it to say, we're nearly 80 pages into the "What About Discord?" story arc, but I would be surprised to learn a single frame from that episode has ever been seen in the comic. Instead this arc's been covering "Twilight's Kingdom" with a twinge of "Princess Twilight Sparkle", raising the question of when and how it's going to take a turn into the light-hearted slice-of-life episode it's named after.
Draxynnic 16th Sep 2022, 4:00 AM edit delete reply
It's meta, I think. The connection is that it's about a reconciliation between Discord-DM and the players (which left on bad terms before). The slice-of-life is the game itself, regardless of the conflicts between the in-game characters.

Whether it ends up with Discord-the-character is a statue again, I think the real climax will be the players and Discord-GM finding that they can get along well enough to be friends when they're not experiencing campaign expectations dissonance.
A Quiet Reader 15th Sep 2022, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
I wouldn't say it's as far off the rails as the Gala arc, but there's still time...
aylatrigger 16th Sep 2022, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Sounds about right for some TRPG groups.
...My party once spent 3 sessions in a library reading adventure novels in an ancient language and translating them (which I then gave synopsis of) in a tower the big bad was sealed in... as his seal was coming apart and destroying stars. Probably should not have said the library had 'all books of the era'.
...Though Gentlepony Adventurer (the party asked if 'there were any books like Daring Do') was great and I don't regret it, parties tend to get off track if given options.
Ishidan 17th Sep 2022, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
When I look at Discord, ICQ.
Roguim 15th Sep 2022, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Phones or not it wouldn't be wise to contact her in that moment as it could easily give their location to Tirek and Discord.
Sometimes some communication issues are disguised blesses.
Digo 16th Sep 2022, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
What would power the phones though? With magic being as prevalent in this world, I doubt there's a need to create the huge infrastructure to make lithium batteries. The phones will probably be magic-based and that'll still run into magical problems. XD
Malroth 16th Sep 2022, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
Use unicorn lightning magic to make Aluminum/air batteries out of common rocks, not quite as power dense as Lithium but way less infrastructure and technology intensive to make and way more shelf stable.

Edit:
Another upside is you could use earth pony magic to run generators to make them as well once you've got the basic plant set up
A Quiet Reader 16th Sep 2022, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
I'm now imagining giant Tirek holding up a tiny pony cell phone to drain the magic out of its magic batteries.
Prairie Son 16th Sep 2022, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm picturing giant Tirek holding up a tiny pony cell phone and trying to hit the little buttons with his fat fingers.