Page 33 - Informal Complaint

22nd Oct 2011, 6:00 AM in Friendship is Magic, Part 1
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Informal Complaint
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Newbiespud 22nd Oct 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete
What's this? A tangent?

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TheDoomBug 22nd Oct 2011, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
A sine of things to come?
Only if all the other PCs cosine the letter!
FriendshipIsMadness 22nd Oct 2011, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Nice math pun, doombuggy
Sonar009 22nd Oct 2011, 6:11 AM Counterblow! edit delete reply
Also a nice counter pun by RDPV. The match is heating up!
Doctor Whooves 22nd Oct 2011, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Or maybe it is a cosine of things to come?

(Sorry couldn't resist the bad math joke)
Doctor Whooves 22nd Oct 2011, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Ninja'd by better math puns :(
TheDoomBug 22nd Oct 2011, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
No shame in being secant, Doctor.
Chetoos 22nd Oct 2011, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
What if there is a Co-Tangent?
Newbiespud 22nd Oct 2011, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Math puns are best puns! You guys are the best.
Grrys 22nd Oct 2011, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
The /co/ sea can't touch this!
MandarinsDart 23rd Oct 2011, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Oh ho, that was witty
dzamie 28th Oct 2011, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
We seem to be deriving math puns here, but I wonder how long it'll take to differentiate from our original tangent.
Ivory 6th Jul 2012, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Sho Minamimoto would love this thread.

On a side note, I do hope these puns don't subtract from the experience.
Skytower 22nd Oct 2011, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
I'd assumed this comic would be more or less derivative, but it looks like it's already begun to differentiate.
PikalaxALT 22nd Oct 2011, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
Well the next page in the series should sum everything up quite nicely for us.
Another Byte in The Web 22nd Oct 2011, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
I bet it will be integral to the plot.
Matt 22nd Oct 2011, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Just you wait, it'll converge before too long.
rimanb 23rd Oct 2011, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
I'm sure the root of this problem should be rational anyway
Dragonfodder 24th Oct 2011, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Well we all know EXACTLY how rational Pinkie Pi is.
Ekevoo 24th Oct 2011, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
The matrix of math puns here is so large I can't fathom what they determine.
leafia6 22nd Oct 2011, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
Hope this Celestia is as good at trolling as the main series version.
AstroTrain 22nd Oct 2011, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
Inb4 Celestia is a villain.
Dewdee 22nd Oct 2011, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Celestia _is_ the villain. She barely manages to maintain her good princess facade. She turns ponies into stone for crying out loud :D
Lavender 22nd Oct 2011, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
Really? When?
Torg 22nd Oct 2011, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
Did you see all those other statues around Discord?
Rowjal 22nd Oct 2011, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Maybe they're actual statues?
AstroTrain 22nd Oct 2011, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
They ARE just statues. Celestia isn't evil, or a troll, or a rapist as some of you make her out to be.
Rowjal 22nd Oct 2011, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Oh, she IS a troll, she's just not a malevolent dictator. She does seem to like pranks, though.
Chris 22nd Oct 2011, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
>Celestia isn't evil, or a troll, or a rapist


If you're going to make wild, outrageous claims like that, you'd better be prepared to back it up with a quote from Lauren Faust herself. Otherwise, you just make yourself look stupid when you spout this kind of nonsense.
Lavender 22nd Oct 2011, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Unless Equestria was at one-time plagued by Giant Ponies, then they are not ponies.

Discord's comment about the turning to stone thing was talking about himself.

Besides, you want to hide a leaf, go to a forest.
Want to hide the source of all chaos in statue form?
Put lots of statues around it.
Dewdee 23rd Oct 2011, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
She does send ponies to the moon too. There are many curious undertones in everything surrounding Celestia. It's just one of the reasons the show is just that much better, it's like a good book that leaves room for imagination.
Vegetalss4 24th Oct 2011, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
She sent ONE pony to the moon, AFTER said pony tried to kill all life on the planet AND after giving said pony a chance to stop.

note: Capslock used to signify emphasis not shouting.
me 24th Oct 2011, 8:42 AM edit delete reply

Oh wait. Really, guys, it's all a joke and in good fun. Geez, it's not like Celestia can get her feelings hurt seeing as how she doesn't really exist.
Ekevoo 24th Oct 2011, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
Raaar!!! Raaar!!! My headcanon is better than your headcanon! ARR DARRR

It's just a show, you guys!
guy 13th May 2014, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
Wild Heart 22nd Oct 2011, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
I was hoping Twilight would catch on that in the show, but she never did.

I'd also like to point out that she didn't make the connection between the two sisters in the story and Celestia/Luna. Not until Celestia TELLS her.

I mean, it's reasonable to think that down-to-earth Twilight would assume they're different entities, but...It was the first sign of Celestia being the Chessmaster she is.
Other Guest 22nd Oct 2011, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Assume crash positions! The plot is jumping the rails!
Izandai 22nd Oct 2011, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
What?? I mean...
No, yeah, "What??"
Izandai 22nd Oct 2011, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Also... Holy crap! An RPer took things in a direction the DM didn't expect!
Josh Spicer 22nd Oct 2011, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Is this plot deviation I see?

Interested Josh...
Azureink 22nd Oct 2011, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
I am also interested in this new development. First, I would like to applaud Twilight Sparkle for staying in character with this little stunt. And second I would like to applaud the author for this unexpected twist from the show's version.
ELT 23rd Oct 2011, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
The plot! It thieckens!!!

Dude I thought I was hooked to you comic before, but now I know it was only curiosity as to how you'll convert the scenes from the show into RPG format. But this new twist has me legitemetly asking myself just would happen next.

In hindsight, that the campaimg is diverging from the established plot shouldn't be surprising once you factor in that that is a key element on the works that inspired this one.

Btw i'll also like to thank the author for introducing me to Darths&Droids, I love it!
K9Thefirst1 23rd Oct 2011, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Wait, I don't remember those last two shots from the episode.

Which one were they from?
ELT 24th Oct 2011, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Epidode right after Season 1 two parter intro, Ticket Master.
K9Thefirst1 25th Oct 2011, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
...Dadgummit. NOW I remember.
Your Obedient Serpent 25th Oct 2011, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Is it REALLY a tangent?

Sure, WE know it's veering from the script ... but in the context of the comic, there IS no script.* As far as Twilight's player is concerned, everything ELSE has been a tangent, and SHE'S just pulling things back on track.

* There better NOT be a script. If a GM runs a game by a script, They're Doing It Wrong.
Akouma 25th Oct 2011, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
As a DM for a few months of one steady campaign now, I can tell you that I would've gotten nowhere without occasionally scripting events, as well as having a vague idea for where the plot's headed. I don't make my players do anything, I just make them want to do things that take them down the road I have stuff prepared on. If you insist on never ever using a script during the campaign, at least have a short (would take about 2 minutes maximum to read out loud) scripted speech for the setup of the area where they start and their circumstances.
KaiserDunk 10th Jul 2014, 5:42 PM Elements edit delete reply
Is it just me, or is the level of snark in your story similar the ponyfic "Letters From A Disgruntled Friendship Student" by milesprower06?