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6th Aug 2015, 6:00 AM in Fall Weather Friends
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Redemption Run
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Newbiespud 6th Aug 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Thus ends the eighth arc of Friendship is Dragons, a.k.a. The Ticket Master Part 1, a.k.a. Fall Weather Friends! Thanks for reading.

A palette cleanser of a handful of guest comics and probably another IDW mini-arc follows.

When we return (in about four or five weeks, I'm not sure of the exact date yet), we'll be following the story of Hurricane Fl- uh... The Last Rou- y'know, can I really say I can predict where this is going anymore? Well, I look forward to finding out with you next time!

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



Toric 6th Aug 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Hah! That last line, so small you don't think much of it and then it's the punchline! Also, yeah, feel bad for Twilight not getting her own very special episode. Think it would be fun to see her unravel one of this DM's arcane mysteries.
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Also feels like a nice 'Take That' to those of us who wondered how she was going to get those wings and if it meant her Gala ticket adventure. :D
Toric 6th Aug 2015, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Well, we've got foreshadowing that she still might get her wings "somehow" from the Chrysalis arc. Obviously, that was Spud's way of hinting that we'll get the 200-300 odd pages necessary to build up to that point!
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
Right, just not here. :3

I do want to see how the Chrysalis arc plays out. AJ's player is usually genre-savvy to know when there's a trick going on, so it'll be interesting if AJ suspects Cadance.
Disloyal Subject 6th Aug 2015, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I dunno, with careful panel selection Chrysalis might be playing an entirely different game there even if Spud does tap those episodes. What if she's not Cedence?
Tatsurou 6th Aug 2015, 2:14 PM @Digo edit delete reply
Actually, considering how her genre savvy bit her here, she might think the subtle clues that things "aren't quite right" are a deliberate red herring by the DM to make her *think* there's something off to trick her into making a mess when everything's on the up and up.
Digo 7th Aug 2015, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
Ooh, that is a possibility too.
Mykin 6th Aug 2015, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
What? Some kind of secret twin no one knew about until that moment that was bitter than her younger twin sister gets the throne and a handsome stallion while she gets to rot away somewhere?

Heck, with that kind of a backstory, you could say that the twin used some ancient spell to transform herself into the Chrysalis that we all know today in order to get the edge over everyone.
j-eagle12212012 6th Aug 2015, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Subtle twilight is not subtle
Raxon 6th Aug 2015, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Next arc! Twilight Kurosaki and the goblet of fire and ice!
Toric 6th Aug 2015, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Guest Starring Fluttershy Shirohama and Tom the Infinity Stone
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Congrats, 'Tom the Infinity Stone' made me LOL at work, earning a confused look from two coworkers.
Blueblade 6th Aug 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Twilight Sparkle and The philosophers Tom?
j-eagle12212012 6th Aug 2015, 2:53 PM edit delete reply
@Raxon what are your thoughts on the Deadpool trailer?
Raxon 6th Aug 2015, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Looks fine to me.

Also, I have heard plenty of butthurt about it from exactly the right people, so I'm stoked to see it. This same butthurt pointed me to South Park, Team America: World Police, and Steven Universe, so it hasn't steered me wrong yet.

The episodes they got butthurt over were "The Cissie" from South Park, and "Say Uncle" from Steven Universe. Tumblr is fantastic for gauging how much I'll enjoy something. The more offended tumblr gets, the more likely I am to enjoy the show or movie.
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
You can predict or you can't predict?
Newbiespud 6th Aug 2015, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
At this point, can I even say one way or the other? That's the question.
FanOfMostEverything 6th Aug 2015, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Not even able to predict your own predictive capability? Now that's uncertainty.
Toric 6th Aug 2015, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
I used to think I was uncertain, but now I'm not so sure...
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Well if no one pays attention, then it's technically both. ^^;
Lyntermas 6th Aug 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
It's one of the reasons my Alt-scriptomatic doesn't work as much anymore: without knowing what tangents or storylines the comic will follow, it's a bit harder to predict what the ponies will say.

Still, I'm not complaining about being surprised.
ANW 6th Aug 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Yay, another arc is over.
Good job with this one.
Critic Time
One positive, one negative.
Competition plots are good usely, and this one is no exception
The results of the race was somewhat practicable.
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Positive: Woohoo, guest comic time! I can't wait to see how y'all like my entry!
Negative: It's not Saturday yet for the next FiD update.
Specter 6th Aug 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
P: Fluttershy will pick a side (and maybe one of these days it will be her own.)
N: We didn't find out if Fluttershy and Rainbow got to keep their armor from Commander Hurricane.
Blueblade 6th Aug 2015, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Positive: 5
Negative: -5
Winged Cat 6th Aug 2015, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
@NS, still waiting on your response to my backup comic idea. Or given the timing, should I start making the comic now?
Newbiespud 6th Aug 2015, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
I have no idea what's going on with your submissions anymore. If you sent anything, it wasn't even getting into my spam folder, and I've been checking that regularly at the cost of my own brain cells. Maybe just sit this one out?
Winged Cat 6th Aug 2015, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
As you wish. It sounds like you've got enough this time anyway. :)
Ishidan 6th Aug 2015, 12:24 PM Busy tricking each other edit delete reply
There always was a hole in this part of the story. Sure, AJ and RD are spending all their time trying to trip each other up, with Twilight more scampering than running. That's THREE bodies. What of the entire mob that was running between them? Then our two main characters take off running together, and shake the leaves off of every tree they pass-which the mob could not do. Now that's NPC logic.
Digo 6th Aug 2015, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
Maybe Celestia put some leaves back up on the trees just to give the Aesop? She's probably got the power to do that. :3
Specter 6th Aug 2015, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
I certainly wouldn't put it past her. After everything else she's done/been known to do, that seems actually rather likely.
Disloyal Subject 6th Aug 2015, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Check their character sheets; they're crazy strong, especially compared to Commoners. Seems reasonable enough to me that when everyone gets caught up in going for speed, the trees near the finish line won't have been shaken bare, but when the strongest racers switch to focusing on shaking the ground, the results are more noticeable.
ANW 6th Aug 2015, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
I know that this is cartoon logic, but I still have the feel to say this.
Panels 1,4&8, they still so the damage, but in panel 9, they are perfectly OK.
Disloyal Subject 6th Aug 2015, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Second Wind. Or maybe a few Inspiring Words from everyone's favorite pink Bard.
Blueblade 6th Aug 2015, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
I'm willing to bet Applejacks feat to get a gala ticket will be very amazing and very off-screen... And have something to do with a paddle ball. :3
Super_Big_Mac 8th Aug 2015, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
It'll be the greatest Background Event Ever, costarring Sir Notapearringinthiscomic.
Cliff Robotnik 18th Aug 2015, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
"And there goes my idea of finishing Starswirl the Beardeds final spell"... i cannot wait to see what this guy has planned to spin THAT God-tier shitstorm into.

Having rarity go mad with Weather Powers and wreak havoc comes to mind...