Page 192 - Downhill From the Table

12th Oct 2012, 6:00 AM in Intermission 2
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Downhill From the Table
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 12th Oct 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: Jovey4

No author's note, but today's guest will no doubt be quite willing to respond to the comments below.

Much like his previous work, this is Jovey4's reinterpretation of page 152.
Newbiespud 12th Oct 2012, 11:25 AM edit delete
The artist just sent me a slightly corrected version of the comic, as well as a
Guest Author's Note:
"Hoo nelly, I'm glad NewbieSpud puts up with me when I do these! For those of you who aren't in the know, I generally finish these about 2 hours after I say I will. So to make up for late submissions I tend to leave some small details here and there to make up for it. I can guarantee though that the next comic I'll be doing as a guest artist for NewbieSpud will involve talking magical horses AND humans. You have been fairly warned.

"A couple of changes in the design in the characters from the last comic: made them less masculine and gave them some cold-weather-clothes. I originally had a wacky Groucho Marx outfit planned for Pinkie, but it didn't sit right with me, so clown wig it was (I'm also sincerely hoping y'all noticed the Pink breaking the fourth panel). There are some folks who asked me what the hardest part of drawing the Humanized ponies is. My answer: trying to keep them within the bounds of 'reasonably realistic' while still having the flair that makes them who they are. On that decision, it was a toughie deciding to go with eye colors that more resembled the show instead of the natural eye colors from last comic; I thought it would help distract you from the boring fact that you're reading a comic about 7 people sitting at a table, but lucky for us, NewbieSpud does that quite easily with his epic joke-telling abilities.

"On that note: Enjoy the comic!"

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



Zuche 12th Oct 2012, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
What sort of comments and responses?

Wow. This week must have taken a lot out of the regular commenters. I wish I had something more insightful to say.

Um... I think giving AJ's player a hat was a nice touch. Also, RD's expression reminds me of a member of the Misfits, the rival band from Jem.

Ooh! Oooh! Colour coordinated dice! Funny that Pinkie has to get red to leave Fluttershy the pink. Funnier still that the Apple's are orange(s).
LoganAura 12th Oct 2012, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
It's only been an hour Zuche.
And I like the fact that there are tons of details that you normally overlook. Like Rarity's Diamond Necklace, and the fact she stacked all of her dice on top of each other behind her speech bubble.
Zuche 12th Oct 2012, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but I get here the same time every weekday to find at least four comments.

Good observations. I missed both of those. Honestly, these little things might be the only thing getting me through this, the rebooting hour. (I'm so tired I originally spelled "hour" as "army".) I've got to find ways to run the Thursday sessions faster.
Jovey4 12th Oct 2012, 7:19 AM Guest Artist edit delete reply
Haha I'm glad you caught that~ I tried to get Twi's dice all lined up in rows according to the number of sides, but the dice are just too small and blend in too much to allow that to happen, haha.
Digo 12th Oct 2012, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Oh oh oh, and the color of their dice!

Which incidently, some of my players believe that dice color affects their rolls depending on the situation. XD
I have two players that swear my red sparkling dice make all the enemy NPCs roll high for attacks.
Holygriever 12th Oct 2012, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Actually, RD's expression remind of Eric from Dungeons and Dragons.
Zuche 12th Oct 2012, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Okay, so maybe the Eighties were a strange time for animation.
Destrustor 12th Oct 2012, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
I told you an update each day would be too much to handle, but did anyone listen? NO! No one ever listens to the talking banana!
Digo 12th Oct 2012, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Well if the picture is any indication it might be because you're lacking apeel. :3
Sewicked 12th Oct 2012, 6:53 AM minis edit delete reply
WHERE do you get minis like that? What do you mean they're a figment of your imagination? I love those pony minis!
Derrath 12th Oct 2012, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
The figures themselves you'd get from the blind bag minis set that is sold, as those pvc figures are 25 mm i think, in the same range as the kind you'd get from DnD minis and such. Then you could either use them as-is, or glue them to a base, and voila~!

They may not be sold as minis per se, but they aren't a figment of your imagination either
Solario the Visored 12th Oct 2012, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
I don't usually play D&D with figurines, but I really want a set of pony minis. Given that there is a developing pony-based system for us, I can see an actual market for that. :D
DoubleCross 12th Oct 2012, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Well, you have miniature ponies in the form of blind bag toys, and they're fairly easy to repaint. Certainly not any more difficult than DnD figures.
Jovey4 12th Oct 2012, 9:00 AM Guest Artist edit delete reply
I have a little Lyra blind bag that I sit next to my dice as a good luck charm. We've joked several times of using blind bags as mounts in my campaigns, but my father who is our DM utterly forbids it XD Let's just say we haven't won him over yet. Also I purposely left the cutie marks off the miniatures in the comic so I could put them on the humans.
Digo 12th Oct 2012, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
I've been starting to do this myself. It does work!!
Plus annoys the heck out of the non-brony players who now know that intelligent talking unicorns can cast verbal spells XD
Theo 12th Oct 2012, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
First off, your art has improved quite a bit from the last guest comic! Really well done.

I like the little details well, like how Rainbow's hair color went from blue to green. AJ's hat is a nice touch. I also like that you've worked AJ's, Rainbow Dash's and Rarity's cutie marks into their clothing.
Jovey4 12th Oct 2012, 9:18 AM Guest Artist edit delete reply
That hat really made me love Applejack's design the most in this one~ and thanks ^^
ANW 12th Oct 2012, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
Love the pic. Is it Nyx from her Nightmaremare Moon story? If it is, where can I get one? for a diffient site if you must know.
Jovey4 12th Oct 2012, 5:58 PM Guest Artist edit delete reply
Haha, Nyx is my favorite fanfic OC pony. I actually drew this pic, it's on my deviantart page in a full body shot at :)
Dusk Raven 12th Oct 2012, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
I totally thought the hat was a turban at first...
LoganAura 12th Oct 2012, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
I can kinda see some other little details from the way things are placed on the table. Rarity and Rainbow's dice are on their left sies so that might mean the players are left handed.
Rarity and Twilight have their dice neatly placed, and Pinkie's are just strewn across the paper heh.
Katarani 12th Oct 2012, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy's are bunched up in a safe little bubble, AJ's are "standard", and Dash is one of those people who has to be playing with something in her hands at ALL TIMES.
AkumaTh 12th Oct 2012, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Again, really love these humanized versions. Fluttershy's player looks so cute and that last panel is frikkin avatar worthy.
TARINunit9 12th Oct 2012, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
"Animal Empathy doesn't work on dragons"
I'll bet Intimidate does, though
deeman45 12th Oct 2012, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie's the only one who can reach outside the boundaries of the comic panels. Nice touch.
Zuche 12th Oct 2012, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Oh, that is well done. Nicely spotted.
Dante Wynter 12th Oct 2012, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Every once in a while, my AD&D group would get a bit side-tracked (OK, massively side-tacked), so one day, I brought a rubber chicken to the game. Everyone wondered what was up with it, and I said cryptically, "You'll see." When the first player started getting side-tracked, I said, "A knight suddenly walks up to you out of nowhere, and does this." And I struck him with the chicken. Kept them on track - for a while.
Azureink 12th Oct 2012, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
I demand that this artist creates a parallel comic that makes a page of the players for each page of the normal FiD comic. I want to see these awesome looking players more. By far one of the best humanoid versions of the characters.
Azarune 12th Oct 2012, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Is anyone else unable to go on Pony Tales? Anyway, excellent comic as always.
Zuche 12th Oct 2012, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Is it my imagination, or is this comic now smaller? I'm also at a loss for spotting the correction, but these things are easier when it's your own work hanging in the gallery, isn't it?
tuxgeo 12th Oct 2012, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
The larger version is already up in Jovey4's DeviantArt gallery at URL:

(That said, I prefer Jovey4's take on Twilight's eyes in the final panel over the original: "Pinpoint-Eyeballs-Of-Astonishment" for the win!)

(And where is the DM's comment "Do tell." and the sound effect "SQUEAK!" -- anyway?)
Newbiespud 12th Oct 2012, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
It is slightly smaller. Jovey4 originally gave me his very large full version, and I had to edit and resize it myself. Then he got back to me with this version, which he had resized himself (to slightly smaller than I had resized it, oh well). The corrections are entirely about colors - it appeared a little different on the site than it did on his computer. That, and a couple of typos that I had to correct manually in the version that originally appeared this morning. :)

And yes, there are a couple of details missing, but the comic still works without them, so it's easy to let slide.
Lyntermas 12th Oct 2012, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Good comic, Jovey4. I can see how your skills have progressed since the last guest comic. I look forward to seeing the next guest comic you'll do.