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Newbiespud 15th Feb 2014, 5:00 AM edit delete
It wouldn't be a Pinkie Pie arc without one of these, would it?

I guess this is penance for glossing over this bit in the Dragonshy arc. I'm sorry! Here you go!


█████ 15th Feb 2014, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
I'm really liking those haiku.

You could say I...

As a comics author and composer.
DoubleCross 15th Feb 2014, 5:30 AM edit delete reply

[kono haiku
[wa tanoshii desu.
banjo2E 15th Feb 2014, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
ko-no ha-i-ku
wa ta-no-shi-i de-su
a-i la-i-ku

Did I get that right?
DoubleCross 16th Feb 2014, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
…You somewhat did, but I don't understand why you had to do that.
NeoSeraphi 17th Feb 2014, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Wait, why did you use the katakana for the last two characters of haiku? That's clearly a Japanese word, you should have used the hiragana for it.
Ref 17th Feb 2014, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
For emphasis, sorta like using italics or something like that.
Brainstorm 17th Feb 2014, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
It was Japanglish-ified "I LIKE", not Ai Raiku (whatever that means). Hence, Katakana for foreign loan words.
DoubleCross 18th Feb 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
I don't know if this comment actually refers to the phrase 'I like' as 'the last two characters of the haiku', or if it's being used to refer to the actual word 'haiku', which I also spelt in katakana and which is much more clearly a Japanese word.

Basically, they're both spelt with katakana because the pun becomes visible to people who don't read Japanese very often/well. I could rewrite it with the actual word 俳句, but would you be able to recognise that easily as rhyming with ライク (a loanword, so written in either English or katakana)? What I wanted to do was point out that these two words are pronounced nearly exactly the same in Japanese as an addendum to 'laiku' in the post above me, not just be esoteric.
The MunchKING 16th Feb 2014, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
*dives for the fireballs*
Guest 15th Feb 2014, 5:05 AM edit delete reply
Story time! give a time when a song or bit of poetry was written by someone in your RP!

I've been GMing an MLP RP, and one of the PCs recently started a musical number. As I recall, at least three players joined in as well as my GMPC.

I gave them all a re-roll each in the next fight just for that.
LoganAura 15th Feb 2014, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
"Soft dragon warm dragon spread your wings and soar.
Happy dragon sleepy dragon, Roar roar roar."
Specter 15th Feb 2014, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
It was not my fault
It was an accident sir
My ax wanted to bathe.
(Not-So-Epic Fail)

From: Ballted the Pegasus Mercenary
To: Aloe and Lotus.

(He didn't know the spa owner(s) were female, and was cursed to speak in some form of poetry, but (meta) was only able to fail haiku.)
Zeeth 15th Feb 2014, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
I've noticed that happy, sleepy dragons tend not to roar a lot...
Guest 16th Feb 2014, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
That is brilliant. Thank you.
Digo 15th Feb 2014, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
I had a bard who's Bardic Music was inspiring speeches. One time a speech he did in combat against a mass of undead turned into parody lyrics to Jackson's "Just Beat It".
Bombom13 15th Feb 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
I'm surprised it wasn't "Thriller"
Digo 16th Feb 2014, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Thriller is the obvious choice and I would have done that, but I settled for a path less taken. :)
Crystalite 15th Feb 2014, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
I have a Zebra character who performs magic with rhymes. My personal favorite was a parody of American Pie...
Raxon 15th Feb 2014, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Darn it. If I had access to my computer, I could offer to show you the thing that got me docked about 500 xp, with the accusation that I'm secretly a Vogon. It's called Ode to my Icee.
HappyMuffin 16th Feb 2014, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
You don't have access to your computer? You can't post without a computer. I am confused.
kriss1989 17th Feb 2014, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Requiring a computer is for lesser mortals. Raxon just wills his comments into reality.
Platonix 15th Feb 2014, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Several years ago I was part of a campaign that took place in an AIM chat room (we all trusted each other to report die rolls fairly.) The plot heavily involved an elven archer DMPC, and the party included a bard who decided early on that he was going to write an epic poem about the group's adventure.

We entered a large city the DMPC had been to before, and had to make skill checks to follow him though the dense crowd. Some of us fared worse than others. In the confusion, the bard (whose player was absent that day and so was also DM-controlled) went missing entirely.

After everyone else caught up with each other, the DMPC decided he should disguise himself to avoid notice by agents of the BBEG; no one else needed to because it was early enough in the adventure that no one knew we were associated with him.
Then my human cleric and someone else's dwarven monk went back to look for the bard...and found him performing on a street corner. Which was all well and good until we realized exactly what he was doing: presenting his partially-written epic about the DMPC to get some early feedback on it!

We needed to shut him up before he attracted the exact attention the DMPC wanted to avoid. The monk's idea, which boiled down to assaulting and abducting a performing bard from a street corner, would just attract more attention, though, so my cleric had to wait until a suitable pause in the story-telling to approach the bard and whisper to him that the DMPC had decided to go incognito. With an embarrassed "Oh", the bard made an apologetic excuse to his audience and withdrew to rejoin the party.
Blues 15th Feb 2014, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
So my foray into 4th edition D&D had me playing a changeling bard. I kind of underutilized the changeling bit, but that's not really important.

At one point, we had all been inflicted with a horrible disease that was basically slowly draining a max HP. Once per week we'd have to make a fort roll or lose 1d6 HP (The DM said we would get it all back once we were healed). So naturally we had a big quest to go and find the cure. Which lead us to this temple of a healing goddess.

The temple was abandoned, but carved into the wall was a prayer melody. Unfortunately, it was only the tune and not the words. In character I played the tune on my guitar, and so the DM played the song clip on his computer. he then told us that since we didn't have any lyrics, though, the melody had no power.

Once I, the player, heard the actual song, I was able to, on the spot, compose some halfway decent lyrics that venerated the goddess and extolled her virtues (Based on what the other carvings in the temple had told us). I don't remember exactly what the DM expected us to do, but he was so impressed by the fact that I had just come up with lyrics on the spot, that he ruled we passed the check and had been able to invoke the divine favor of the goddess. Which was enough to give us a bonus to our weekly saves, while we pursued an alchemical cure.

Fun fact: the tune had actually been some song from the Rapunzel movie that had come out recently. He wondered if I had seen it (and thus knew the song and could come up with the lyrics through that). I hadn't; I was just that good.
Letrune 15th Feb 2014, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
In a forum RPG, I did a topic, where each and every post of mine started with two lines of home-brew poetry. It was not good, the rhymes failed... But I could make it.
aylatrigger 15th Feb 2014, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
I honestly forget the actual poems and puns used, but I remember the stories...

The first I will tell of is really mostly about an NPC from a 3.5 campaign. He was a 1st level CG bard... and an atropal. Yes, that's right a chaotic good atropal. He was hit on his head as a young? atropal (for those of you who don't know, atropals are basically undead baby gods that are made of pure evil), and thus became CG. He tried to do right, and soon became hero of the realm just by being of a high challenge rating. Visiting Gods to the realm often attacked him due to his nature, and he still registered as evil with detection spells due to his species radiating evil. While he was very powerful as a hero, he was a horrible bard. His singing felt like nails screeching in your skull, and his poetry made people faint.

My second story was not of a poem or song, but a pun. One which I forget, and our whole group forgot midway through the game. This was in 4.0. It started with our bard tiefling (based off Tenacious D) telling this pun to a commoner....I think it was the bartender or someone? Anyway, we were very amused by this pun, and we thought it was so scathing that the bard accidentally triggered one of his 1st level at-will powers, Vicious Mockery. So we did the rolls, and the commoner died. Everyone else ran away screaming (the party had not formed yet), and guards came in. The bard claimed innocence. The guards asked what happened. The bard truthfully said 'I just told him' and repeated the pun. We rolled the attack out, and the guards died. More guards were sent, and he was brought to court. I was there at court because of indecent exposure (I tried to prove I was male by taking off my shirt...dwarves don't think non-bearded guys are male. Bards and elves get exemptions because their men are known for looking girly). The bard was asked to repeat the story again, and more guards died. Eventually every time the bard said, "I just said-" we would clamp his mouth shut. And as we kept shutting him up, no one remembers what the original pun was.
Jennifer 15th Feb 2014, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
I've played bards and sung songs based on folk songs I enjoy. I like Celtic music and there are plenty of old songs out there that can be reset to a fantasy location with just a few word changes. "Fare Thee Well, Enniskillen," for example, can be changed to "Fare Thee Well, Minas Tirith." (With a little work -- Minas Tirith does not feature green isles, for instance.)
FanOfMostEverything 15th Feb 2014, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
Story time's begun
But let's do a second one:
It is haiku time.

Silly pink pony
Ensures all can jump across.
But you could just fly.
Grey Pennies 15th Feb 2014, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
A still and silent
Equine form; beneath the sun
Asleep and quite warm...
aylatrigger 15th Feb 2014, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Flying is okay,
But Twilight is a wizard.
Teleport her there.
Euric 15th Feb 2014, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
There once was a land
Where there lived many ponies
All in harmony
Torquelift 16th Feb 2014, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
Sun Princess has gone
Lunar Princess is missing
Twilight Princess panics
ANW 15th Feb 2014, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
Last time Babs Seed got the....
mini poll: what would be a good name for an award here? 'cause I got nothing.

Now for the Princesses.
Me: Celestia. I just like the other 3 more than her.
Guest 15th Feb 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
The Draconi Award
redwings1340 15th Feb 2014, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Cadence easily. The other three are all some of my favorite characters in the series. Cadence is good, but hasn't had as much time to develop, and has a much less interesting story behind her for the time being. There's a lot of potential with this character though. How did she become the Crystal princess? Where did her love magic come from? Why was she young in the flashback, yet still so connected to an empire that was gone for a thousand years?

You could argue that her very existence and birth was because the Crystal Empire was going to return, that her entire purpose in life/destiny was to defeat King Sombra. I'd like more of the how on this to be explained, and I think it would deepen her character more.

Lots of potential in the character that hasn't been explored yet. The other princesses are far more developed right now, and are all amazing.
Dakkath 15th Feb 2014, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Princess Twilight is mt least favorite of the 3. Loved her as a unicorn and part of the mane 6. But the whole equal balance thing they had going is gone and it ain't coming back unless they expand the mane 6 to include another unicorn.
Specter 15th Feb 2014, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
So true. So very, very true
Disloyal Subject 15th Feb 2014, 11:08 PM Harmony edit delete reply
Celestia. She's the most skillful and has the most raw power, in pretty much every department - magic, politics, et cetera. Most importantly, though, she has the best understanding of harmony; she balances law and chaos perfectly to keep everything functioning optimally - and without undue compromise of goodness.
ANW 16th Feb 2014, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
And how is she's your least favorite?
Specter 15th Feb 2014, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Nightmare on day one
A dragon on the second
Now a hydra here.

With battles like these
You'd think they would get tired
Not even a sweat.

The monsters will come
The bosses plot their win
And they will all lose. :)
Specter 15th Feb 2014, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
I love panel 3
The reflection of Pinkie
Would be hard to get.

Give you a bro-hoof
But alas I just cannot
Will this be enough? /)
Giggle Tail 15th Feb 2014, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
Heh, I guess you could say it was a "Pinkie Paiku."


Face it, someone had to say it.
Philadelphus 15th Feb 2014, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
That was great.
Emmerlaus 15th Feb 2014, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Poetry? We have lots of those moments around our table :D

We are playing legend of the Five Rings, a roleplay with samurais, kamis and such. Some of us write haikus just for the roleplay.

The rain is painful
As it was wash away my sin
Shedding my red skin

(One I made, there's a story behind it too.)

I even wrote a song for roleplay... but not gonna share it unless asked, since it have some reference a non-player of LOT5R wont get. :)

Euric 15th Feb 2014, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
Ooh, a song? Do tell.
Emmerlaus 17th Feb 2014, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Sorry for the late reply, almost forgot about my own comment !!! :p

Ok, before I post the song, a bit of Rokugan religion:

Rokugan’s religious beliefs actually encompass three different
forms of worship – Shintao, Fortunism, and ancestral worship
– all of which are united by the will of the Emperor into
a single religious system. Fortunism is the worship of the Fortunes, the spirits and
gods who dwell in Tengoku, the Celestial Heavens, as well as
the lesser spirits dwelling in the mortal realm. The Fortunes are
organized into a celestial hierarchy, ranging from the Sun and
Moon, supreme rulers of the Heavens, down through the Seven
Great Fortunes and Elemental Dragons to the hundreds of
Lesser Fortunes. worshipping and appeasing them as appropriate. Thus, when a
peasant’s lands are afflicted with plague, he will pray to Ekibyogami,
the Fortune of Pestilence, for mercy.

The song I wrotten is about Inari, the Fortune of Rice, and her angry dual aspect, The Winter Dragon. They are both connected, like two sided of the same coin.

Next post will be my song ;)
Emmerlaus 17th Feb 2014, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
As autumn reaches its final day, the coming of winter is well on its way.

When, at last, the harvest does end… The mighty Frost Dragon shall descend.

Though its rage is a desolating frost, our prayers for mercy assure that hope is not lost.

When fire and heat can’t keep the cold at bay, the thoughts of our loved ones will chase the chill away...

United, no force will tear us apart, and soon the Frost Dragon, will gladly depart.

(music solo)

And that's why we sing together, until the weather get better...

It will keep us warm until it’s Spring

It will keep us warm until it’s FINALLY Spring.

Emmerlaus 17th Feb 2014, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
The Winter Dragon is really called the Frost Dragon, just so you know. Just remembered when I saw back my own song XD
jon haley 15th Feb 2014, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
that last stanza rhymed.
I have seen a rhyming haiku.

my life seems somewhat more complete for this.
Raxon 15th Feb 2014, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Haikus? Ohhh yesss... I have a few. Sadly, Raxon is the only bard I have, so he's the only one who really does haikus. I am... not so good at writing them.

Today I will fight.
Villains fear, my weapons rock.
There's popcorn for all.

I boast quite little.
My actions speak much louder.
Have a popcorn gun.

When all is lost,
The cavalry comes charging.
I brought my own amp.

Hello to you, PETA.
Today is our first meeting.
Have some roast dodo.

Crawling in my robes.
This cat is pissing me off.
Where is my squirt gun?

(Yes, I will talk more about Flopsy, the catrachnid, at a later date. She is the most adorable abomination!)
aylatrigger 15th Feb 2014, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
You are amusing,
You are good at writing them.
Thanks for the poem.
Raxon 15th Feb 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
The dear Popcorn Gun.
A tale for another time.
You're gonna love it.

Bardic song flows free
From an axe, across the skies.
Play it loud, my friend.

Juvenile feline,
You have eight legs, very strange.
Youtube eats you up.

Pocket dimension,
Your time flows not. Such uses.
Hold this fresh popcorn.

Bardic magic lives,
In tune, with greater distance.
Wireless amps rock.

Too many haikus,
Just too many jokes to choose.
Chill and pass the booze.

I enjoy haiku.
Why then, did I ever stop?
Oh, right. Angry mob.

Beef and beans simmer,
Season with care, add peppers.
I make fine chili.

First you scoop the gills.
Stir fry with beef and veggies.
The cap forms your plate.

My welcome has now become.
I'll just shut up now.

Why do I go on?
I just cannot make it stop.
Something's wrong, you guys.

Make it go away.
I'm getting sick of it now.
When will it all end?

The haikus haunt me.
I cannot escape their hell.
Get out of my head!

Lo, I am broken.
I cannot ever be free.
I give. What evs, man.
mlp_redmoon 15th Feb 2014, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
haiku's are the best
they make me sing internally
guess that's kinda weird...
aylatrigger 15th Feb 2014, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
I sing in my head
I also sing in real life.
I sing way too much...

My group banned my songs,
Even though I sing quite well,
Just 'cause I don't stop.
aylatrigger 15th Feb 2014, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
"My tragic tale, I won't prolong,
My tragic tale I won't prolong,
And if you do not enjoy the song,
You've yourselves to blame if it's too long,
You should never have let me begin, begin,
You should never have let me begin."

...To be air, I was in choir. And have memorized songs appropriate for D&D. ...and write poetry appropriate for D&D...
aylatrigger 15th Feb 2014, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
I'm a bard/cleric/gunslinger.
Euric 15th Feb 2014, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
What songs did you sing? I'm thinking of playing a bard eventually, and it would be nice to have a bit of material. I can sing decently well, but I'm not the best at writing
Super Kami Guru 15th Feb 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
*groan* Is hearts and hooves day over? Good. Also pretty sure I passed out reading the comments last night. I think I was in the middle of one of Raxon's stories.
Raxon 16th Feb 2014, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
You would know if you passed out reading one of my stories.

Did you dream of Cthulhu using your chest cavity to brew chili while singing secret agent man atop a pile of elf corpses while Nolan North narrated with witty dialog, making it sound like some manner of lovecraftian erotica?
Super Kami Guru 17th Feb 2014, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
No but it was close. I think I was just missing the Nolan North bit.
NeoSeraphi 16th Feb 2014, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
I am currently running a pirating campaign loosely based off the Skulls and Shackles AP from Pathfinder. The NPC captain of the ship, Marlon Rimes, is a powerful sorcerer/gunslinger who loves to rap. I set the game in the late 20th century just so he could have a boombox to accompany him. His raps begin "Yo, Yo, Yo ho ho! Sit back and relax as I let these rhymes flow!", and I do them all in character. My players love it because I am terrible at it.
SIccarus 16th Feb 2014, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Sadly, My DM Only allows My cat folk bard to use Preform: Dance (some sorta tribal thing) So I don't have anything I can share in a comment... Or wish to share for that matter.
Pandora's Homeobox 17th Feb 2014, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
We were playtesting a home brew MLP RPG and one of my fellow players was playing Zecora (the rest of us were OCs). He had to speak completely in rhyme and was having a bit of trouble with it. So I started also speaking in rhyme. And then everyone else started speaking in rhyme. It ended up with entire scenes being spoken completely in spontaneous rhyming couplets.
Dragonraptyr 17th Feb 2014, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
Not in character, at least I don't think so, but:
(to the tune of Deck the Halls)
"Clear the Keep of Orcs a'grunting
Seek the treasure we are hunting
Through the door and into peril
Hope you're carrying many arrows

We had other verses, but that's the first and only one I remember. Another verse had something about dungeons, dragons, "raise the flask and tip the flagon" and "Hope the cleric wants to heal me"
kriss1989 17th Feb 2014, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
Haiku are just grand.
A true mystery of the mind.
Too bad I suck at making them, they are just so hard to do you know?
Hadu 18th Feb 2014, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
no, I do not know
how hard haikus are, because
I am good at them.

this is obvious
by my amazing haiku
thats above this one.