Page 421 - Smarmony Tries, Part 1

29th Mar 2014, 6:00 AM in Intermission 4
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Smarmony Tries, Part 1
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 29th Mar 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: Digo

Guest Author's Note: "It never fails that someone's mother calls us when we're in the middle of something important. The most notorious time was my own mom calling in the middle of the BBEG final battle asking if I 'Killed all the wizards yet with a fireball?' I stopped using the speakerphone since."

Newbiespud's Note: Another mini-arc from Digo to start us off. If you want to see his previous arcs with this group, you can find them here and here. This one is 6 parts long. Enjoy!

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



AlternateUniverse!Zuche 29th Mar 2014, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Digo's mother gets a slow clap for the Guest Author's note.
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
My mom is pretty amusing like that. She's cool though, even if she doesn't understand the concept of RPGing. :)
Jannard 29th Mar 2014, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of my own mother, under that description. She does feel those things are cool, even if she doesn't understand them. But her best intervetion had nothing to do with RPGing. I was chatting with my dad about how The Lego Movie was pretty cool and they should watch it, and suddenly he tells me "your mother wants to know it The Lego Movie has Marvel Super Heroes". I doubt she knows Marvel Super Heroes is a thing, she just loved the movies and knows they are from something called Marvel.
Shiva491 29th Mar 2014, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
Digo, your guest comics are awesome. Seriously, I think the Smarmony gang has topped 'lost chickens' as my favorite guest comic arcs. I look forward to how this plays out and any more of these you care to give us.
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Awww, thank you!
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I think the Smarmony group is some of the best (funny) players I've come to witness. Can't wait till part 2.
recentteen14 29th Mar 2014, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Could be worse- both me and my mom tend to play Ranger. Unfortunately, she's an Elf lover and I usually go human who has Elves as a preferred enemy. All I have to say is, thank goodness my groups are online - if I ever played with her, we'd be obligated to murder eachother :P
Digo 31st Mar 2014, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Yikes! That must make for interesting RP sessions.
FanOfMostEverything 29th Mar 2014, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
I guess Cadenza learned the Voldemort Technique. Multiple phylacteries = extra unlives.
Digo 30th Mar 2014, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
I've played under on GM who liked to do that. Had to kill his main villain THREE times for it to stick. After the 3rd kill, we burned the body and scattered the ashes to ensure nothing short of a Full True Resurrection would work.
ANW 29th Mar 2014, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Here are the results from lowest to highest.
RA:4.2 these two both got zeros
PP:4.8 half of her numbers was fours
AJ:6.9 no numbers under five
TS:7.3 the only one to get an eleven
FS:8.1 three tens really helps
Those was defent numbers. There was ten votes after all.
So for winning this one, Fluttershy gets to go a date with one of you guys.
First come first serve.♥
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
Miss Fluttershy, would you give me the honor to escort you on a date? If it would please you, we can go on a stroll through the woods, and observe some of the wild life, maybe even befriending some of them? Or maybe even a movie and a dinner? The events and locations would be of your choice of course.
ANW 29th Mar 2014, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Enjoy your date.
Fluttershy: Um, sure. I wouldn't mind a walk through the Forrest.
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
:) of course.

If it makes any difference, I've brought a premade picnic, and some music.
DoubleCross 29th Mar 2014, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
Oooookay what?
Newbiespud 29th Mar 2014, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
I second this "what."
dbronyzero 29th Mar 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Damnit Specter! You beat me to it. That's what I get for working all night :( Though I see you've got your nice, bronzed booties on for your date ;)

And I see a couple people weren't paying attention to the comments yesterday.

Well, Twilight and I are gonna hang out tonight with Luna, while you're out on your picnic. Good luck with Angel >:)
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry dbronyzero, there's always next time. Like they say, there is always a special somepony out there for everypony.

Also there not booties, just some cuffs. Can't afford real shoes.
Newbiespud 29th Mar 2014, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Didn't think this'd have to be a rule, but no unironic creepy RPing in the comments.
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Well then, might as well cut it quick.

(many hours later)

etc. etc. etc.

Specter leaves with Angel and Discord doing one last song, letting Fluttershy know she has changed the heart of a Changling who never wanted what the hive did, and was never seen again...

... The End?

(I would never hash out any unwanted material that many would find, creepy. I just wanted to (thanks to ANW, who had no affiliation with my idea) make a short, but great, story)... Bro-Hoof? /)
ANW 29th Mar 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
dbronyzero 29th Mar 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
I apologize if anything I said came across as "creepy" in any way. That was definitely NOT my intention. This whole thing was merely a merging of two threads (and jokes) from the other day:

The mention of "booties" was a reference to Bronzed Baby Shoes (in response to Kriss's "Well when a mommy changeling finds the love of a daddy pony very delicious..... " comment yesterday) and made more ironic by the User picture he has right now (it kinda looks like he's wearing bronze shoes).

The rest of it was merely a continuation of ANW's "who's more dateable" discussion from Thursday, which I personally took in a more platonic fashion (heck, I joked about barhopping with Raxon). Heck, I thought it was fairly ironic, I even sicced Angel Bunny on him ;) (Let's face it, if anyone did ever try to date Fluttershy, Angel would definitely protect her, aggressively; heck, he'd be more jealous than Spike in "Owl's Well That Ends Well", just look at his reaction to Dischord in "Keep Calm and Flutter On")

Also, Specter, I never even considered that song from the point of view of a Changeling (or Discord) befriending Fluttershy. That's a really cute idea :) I could imagine a Changeling falling in love with her during the big fight in S2E26, or Discord after KCaFO.

Oh, and AcousticMandoBrony is Best Musical Pony! And Spud is best Comic Pony!
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
... Hmm, from that stand point, it would appear we have just created a complex mutli-threaded story without any kind of preplanning what so ever.


We are good.

ANW 29th Mar 2014, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
We have to do this again sometime.
Maybe we can battle a changeling dragon next time. :-)
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
That would be awesome. But, I think we have more important business than Changling dragon slaying.
Super Kami Guru 31st Mar 2014, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
Gotta admit that was Legen-wait for it-dary. (\
DoubleCross 30th Mar 2014, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
Fuzzy, I'm not sure they understand specifically why this is creepy.

1) Rating fictional cartoon horses for 'dateability' (basically stupid sexist 'can't be too abrasive' shit).
2) Putting most popular horse up for offer 'first come first serve' like a concert ticket.
3) Somebody actually taking up this offer to 'date' a fictional horse.
4) That horse being the one with the canonical social anxiety and the one most subjected to 'moe' stereotypes and infantilisation by the fandom, and of course also the least likely of the entire group to voice an objection to anything.
Specter 30th Mar 2014, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
I have no idea what you mean, or are getting at.

1) This happens in real life too. (Have you seen, "She's out of my league")
2) I didn't even see this coming until it did, I prefer to adapt and try to find something to do. (As in not remain idle, just speaking to all who's minds race to the gutter like the "Pod Race")
3) Who wouldn't want to date a fictional character? (Seriously, after the "Twilight" stuff, it shouldn't be creepy or weird anymore.)
4) (1) What is "moe". (2) With Fluttershy, depending on how badly you screw up, you're more likely then not going to die. (Angel bunny, Discord of Chaos, the rage of Fluttershy, a whole lot of ponies looking to lynch the culprit, or even in real life, a whole lot of bronies.)
5) If you mean me, I didn't Brohoof myself, I'm giving them away.
6) Don't reply, I don't want to accidently start a dumb comment war, last ting I want is Newbiespud being annoyed and deciding to withhold a page hostage for our hostilities.)
Newbiespud 30th Mar 2014, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Withhold a page hostage? What kind of comic author do you think I am, anyway? Though I do agree that I don't want this comment thread stretching on, so let this be the final word.

I get the sense that a few people involved had a tongue-in-cheek approach to this, so this is mainly directed at the people who played this weird game straight.

I'm with DoubleCross on this one. This whole voting and rewarding and roleplaying ordeal was more than a little bit creepy. I was hoping someone would say it before I had to.

And if you really don't understand why, just... take our word for it. You'll understand when you're older and also a girl.
Super Kami Guru 31st Mar 2014, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
So wait... Are you a man or a woman... The only reason I ask is because it will completely change on how I read your notes and posts. I might also be asking because I'm now slightly confuzzled...
Guest 31st Mar 2014, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Seems pretty creepy, girl or not. Gender discrimination is bad, kids.
Raxon 30th Mar 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Am I the only one who expected me to be the one causing rules like this to be made?
Super Kami Guru 31st Mar 2014, 2:19 AM edit delete reply
I'm honestly surprised that it wasn't one already.
Digo 31st Mar 2014, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
I see you more in the category of "linking questionable Youtube videos that somehow still remain on topic."
kriss1989 31st Mar 2014, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Raxon is right, it is worrying he want the cause of a discussion of comment ethics.
Raxon 31st Mar 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
I don't necessarily want it, I'm just surprised that I wasn't somehow involved in the making of such a rule.
Ref 29th Mar 2014, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Here's hoping Zecora redeems herself in this arc.
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
Here's a game session that involved phones:
(Modern X-Files game)

The team was investigating a salt mine because the company complained of strange sabotaged equipment. At one point we set up a stakeout to catch the perps in action. While we failed to catch them, we did catch video of a couple humanoid creatures in the area. So we set up another trap, this time we left some mining tools and hid a cell phone inside one of the devices.

On the second night, our surveillance caught better video-- skeletal undead creatures made off with the tools! We went to the foreman with this evidence and told her that all we had to was call the hidden cell phone and track the signal to see where the creatures are hiding.

We call and the phone rang audibly, which meant it was near by. We look over in that direction and see the workers opening one of their tools and taking out the cell phone. So, the workers were sabotaging their own equipment disguised as undead?

No... the workers WERE undead. We accidentally stumbled upon the company's dirty secret. O_O
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
The company has a night shift that is worked by the undead?

Seems efficient.
Norgarth 29th Mar 2014, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Well it _is_ referred to as the 'graveyard shift'. 8P
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, that was part of the joke. :)

Eventually we found out the mine had gremlins living in it so the company shut down the tunnels that were bothering them and all was resolved.

Technically there was no laws against undead labor so we couldn't do anything there.
dbronyzero 29th Mar 2014, 4:17 PM edit delete reply

So it's new Scooby-Doo, not classic Scooby-Doo?
Digo 30th Mar 2014, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's like Mystery Inc. :D
XandZero2 29th Mar 2014, 9:01 AM edit delete reply
Yay, Smarmony Gang!

I do enjoy these comics Digo. Looking forward to see what you have in store this time around for the anti-party.
Specter 29th Mar 2014, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
So... there is a 7th member?
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
Well, hopefully Trixie is learning about reading magic effects correctly now (panel 3's joke). :3
Zuche 29th Mar 2014, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
Diamond Tiara has never before been so cute. I worry that the DM has plans involving this. I also worry about the ways they could go wrong.

Yep. If that's my reaction, it's clear I should go back to bed. Taxes can wait until tomorrow.
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Sleep is always important :3
Raxon 30th Mar 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Super Kami Guru 31st Mar 2014, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
Only the strong can rot Raxon. And you sir seem like you can Rot harder than most.

As a side note, Rotting (atleast amongst my group of friends)can be defined as an act of extreme gaming and nerdism in all of its fashions. For example, a long night of gaming, whether it's questing with a fresh character, destroying your opponents deck in MTG or fighting your way through scores of demons in the world of sanctuary.
dracostarcloud 29th Mar 2014, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Woah woah woah woah!

We're STARTING with Smarmony? Way to make the rest of us guest comics look bad. :p
Digo 29th Mar 2014, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
D: I'm sure everyone else has good stuff too!
Luminous Lead 29th Mar 2014, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, did filly Twilight get turned into Diamond Tiara?
Legomaniack 29th Mar 2014, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
Funny, my little brother gets referred to as "Hobbit".
crazyredemu aka Spiffy 30th Mar 2014, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
Sometimes I get my mom to help with a costume for larp or something but I don't really have any funny stories. Well none that are related to the subject at hand.
Digo 31st Mar 2014, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
My two sisters do a good bit of cosplaying. My mom helps them out with sewing as they like to do really complicated outfits. Though their real skill is how well they can budget their cosplaying costs. I seriously need to go to them for my next holloween idea.
Raxon 30th Mar 2014, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
I really hope Diamond Tiara is the DM's little sister. That would be fantastic.
Specter 30th Mar 2014, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
That would be one of the greatest plot twists ever.
kriss1989 31st Mar 2014, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Um, yeah it's a little kid, not an NPC. The DM isn't there for it to be an NPC, so little kid it is. DM's sister sounds like the most likely candidate. It's hardly a plot twist.
Specter 31st Mar 2014, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Unless it is a younger sibling of another player. (is "Hobbit" the joking title for a younger sibling that must be watched (brought with becuase they can't be alone.) which would indicate that Tiara is really the younger sister of Trixie... I feel like I have gone too far with an explanation, and no pony will still get it.)
Raxon 31st Mar 2014, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Diamond Tiara: "Imma make yer game better! Everybody has pretty dresses now!"

Trixie: "What if bad men shoot arrows at us? That would ruin our dresses!"

DT: "No, arrows can't hurt them. And they give you pretty butterfly wings, so you can fly!"

Everyone starts scribbling in their character sheets.

Cheerilee: "They are very pretty dresses, but they're missing something."

DT: "Yeah, cause a big mean troll stole all your princess crowns! You gotta get them back if you wanna be princesses again!"

Everyone scribbles some more.

Derpy: "Oh, no! Do we have some way to beat the troll?"

DT: "Yup! You get a magic wand that shoots fireballs! You get one that shoots magic bubbles! You get a wand that shoots lightning! You get a wand that shoots sunbeams! You get a wand that lets you talk to animals! And you get a wand you can throw like a frisbee and it always comes back!"

More furious scribbling.

Daring Do: "I search the area for clues. Do I know where the troll went?"

DT: "Yeah! He's hiding under the bridge!"

Twenty minutes later...

DT: "And now you all got your crowns now, and you all live in a bit pretty castle, and you get to wear pretty magic dresses every day!"

DM: "Hey, sorry about that, my mom was... Oh, I see you met my little sister. Did you all get along?"

DT: "Yeah! We had lots of fun! Imma go play pokemon now!"

DM: "Okay, have fun... Why are you all grinning like that?"
Specter 31st Mar 2014, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
Something like that happened to our group once. The DM was not pleased, and the DM-Troll lost a lot of their stuff that night while they slept. (Dignity being one of them.)
kriss1989 31st Mar 2014, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Sadly, it's Smarmoney, so we know they can't be that nice.
Raxon 31st Mar 2014, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
I think they can be nice to a little girl to torment the dm.
Cyborg-Lucario 2nd Jul 2015, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
I haven't happened upon that problem. But one of my friends have been bothered by his mom calling him to ask when he's coming home, when he already told her when he comes home. Sometime she calls him more than one time a day.
And I think once, it was his dad who called him because he wanted help with the their computer.