Page 65 - Setting the Scene

5th Jan 2012, 5:00 AM in Friendship is Magic, Part 2
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Setting the Scene
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Newbiespud 5th Jan 2012, 5:00 AM edit delete
I ended up putting down the sea serpent in my script as "Steven Magnet" because, well, why not?

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Anon 5th Jan 2012, 5:07 AM Name edit delete reply
How this guy got his name may in fact be the best way anyone has ever been given any name, ever.
Vegetalss4 5th Jan 2012, 5:18 AM edit delete reply
YouTubes weird caption thingy is the best way to get a name ever?
Kyouhen 5th Jan 2012, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
It is when you get a name that works. :P
The Wulf 5th Jan 2012, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Are you kidding? There is a great thing you can do with You Tube captions: write a script, film it, watch it with the captions on, use the captions as a new script, repeat until sufficiently silly.
NekoLLX 5th Jan 2012, 11:18 AM I'm just saying... edit delete reply
Aurabolt 5th Jan 2012, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Nothing really says it isn't dangerous. Just that it is talking. I'm shocked that no one tried to do the comparison to Sense Motive in 4e.
Azureink 5th Jan 2012, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
In 4e they call Sense Motive, "Insight."

Also, the DM could be going off of their Passive Insight. But I agree that I hope someone rolls.
banjo2E 5th Jan 2012, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
...So Pinkie Sense is actually Pinkie Sense Motive?
Karilyn 6th Jan 2012, 4:56 AM edit delete reply
Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't expect a dragon with a perfectly groomed head and a manicure who is sobbing to be that dangerous. Unless you happen to somehow hurt it's feelings. Or you happen to be a crime against fabulousity.
Azureink 5th Jan 2012, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
I also found a great pic online, but I unfortunately do not know the source. I would credit the author if I knew who they were.
Guest 5th Jan 2012, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
Helloooo, FlutterThighs! <3
Colin 8th Jan 2012, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
Ranubis 5th Jan 2012, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
NMM: "Argh! Why are none of my plans working? Ok, let's see what other spells I have... 'Summon Bigger Fish'? Oh well, it can't be any worse than the tree spell..."

Magnet: "Well hello there! Did you call for little old me?"

NMM: "... Me dang it."
Yinan 5th Jan 2012, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
Ok, bringing Friendship is Dragons together with Darth & Droids... thats just epic :D
banjo2E 5th Jan 2012, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Oh, for--couldn't you have used awesome? That word at least is already beaten into the grave, we don't need to injure epic any more than it already has been.
Kaleopolitus 5th Jan 2012, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
This is e-, wait for it... PIC!
obligitory meme 5th Jan 2012, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989 6th Jan 2012, 7:09 AM kriss1989 edit delete reply
NMM: "Well OK this can work, you're giant. I need you to crush some ponies!"

Magnet: "What? Oh no darling, I can't do that. It would be sooo unfabulous. And violent, I don't like violent."

NMM: ".........YOU, ARE, A, SEA, SERPENT! How can you NOT be violent?"

Magnet: "Oh and racist to boot; this is just the WORST POSSIBLE THING!"
Raxon 15th Jun 2012, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
There should be an episode where the teaser bit shows Rarity packing all these fashion supplies and tools, and when someone asks, she says, "It seems Steven had a run in with a dragon, and he needs expert care, now."

Later, in the episode, in the background, you see a sobbing Steven Magnet, being comforted and given a beauty treatment by her. With most of his hair singed off.
Sean Renaud 5th Jan 2012, 9:51 AM Wait. . .WHAT? edit delete reply
He's named Steven Magnet because of the fandom? Someone tell me how this happened.
Xort 5th Jan 2012, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Youtube's caption thingy for their videos named him Steven Magnet. Nobody knows why, but the fandom jumped on it, so Steven Magnet it is.
Flubflub 5th Jan 2012, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Huh... I was under the impression that Steven Magnet actually said his name in the episode... Guess I'll have to rewatch it to find out!
Sean Renaud 7th Jan 2012, 12:23 AM Oh edit delete reply
I really need a pony name.

I never knew where it came from but that answer is no less silly than anything else here. I might be a brony but i'm still kinda coming to terms with the fact that I'm watching cartoon ponies and following their exploits in comic and fanfic form. Me from two years ago is making fun of me instead of looking forward to becoming me. Odd times we live in.
Colin Smith 14th Oct 2013, 7:04 PM Ponies edit delete reply
Beware the path of ponysonas and OCs. Much glory it holds, but pitfalls also.
My main unicorn, Burning Sword... well, he's old enough to have been in school when Luna was going all evil (he's spent a lot of time in magical stasis) and his special talent is War... in all its glory, and all its horror... interpreted very broadly (ie healing, battlefield strategy, loads of spells, etc. He's painfully overpowered even after being scaled back from Marty Stu status, and Celestia (who he DESPISES) help me, I love writing him anyway.
That's why I've switched recently to the suspiciously-similar, but far weaker, Garnet Shard.
And, being the altaholic gamer that I am, they and their associates are statted in D&D 3.5. Sorcerers FTW!
obligitory meme 5th Jan 2012, 12:38 PM sorry edit delete reply
I used to be a bad ass sea serpent.
Then i took a tacky little cloud of purple smoke to the mustache.
Kuro Fox 5th Jan 2012, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Now he will never be able to beat that scientist with great orange facial hair in this years Moustache-off!
CharginChuck 6th Jan 2012, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
If you don't get the reference, do yourself a favor and look up "Cameraderie is Supernatural". You can thank me later.
snark 6th Jan 2012, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
Pinkeye? D:
snark 6th Jan 2012, 4:09 AM Just a suggestion edit delete reply
Hey newbiespud, I had a thought that might give you a little more freedom to do panel layouts and just more storytelling options, if you want to experiment with it. If you used different colors to indicate who was speaking in different speech bubbles (subtly, in the outline of the speech bubble, a shadow effect on the letters, a slight tint to the background, etc), it would make it easier for you to have ponies who aren't in the panel speaking and have us still know who is saying what. This gives you a lot more options to work with for flashbacks, banter overlaid on establishing shots, out of frame dialogue, and so on. It would also fit fairly well with the mane 6, who have quite unique colour themes. I'm sure I've seen another webcomic which does this for every character, but I can't find it now. Here's an example of 8-bit theater doing a similar (but quite overt) thing for a small selection of the characters:

Anyway, just a thought.
Arrow 6th Jan 2012, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
That could work nicely, but sometimes (like in this comic) having a facial expression kind of enhances it.

Something for him to think about at least, but here I like the use of the 'floating heads' bit. ^^
Dragonflight 6th Jan 2012, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
True, the floating heads works better in this case. You don't really need to guess the feelings motivating the ponies with those shots. Rainbow Dash is clearly looking forward to scaring a giant sea serpent off with a loud "BOO!", which is harder to convey with just colored text.
Guest 6th Jan 2012, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
Plus, how would one indicate Rarity's text? White on white only works for Doc Scratch, and I hope the two don't have anything in common...
Akouma 6th Jan 2012, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
If we're talking about a bit of color surrounding a speech bubble, white would probably work fine as long as the speech bubbles keep their normal black borders. Most places depicted in the series you would be able to notice a little halo of white around a speech bubble.
Bard 3rd Sep 2015, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Given that his name is officially Steven Magnet now, I'd say your script was actually a complete success....FROM THE FUTUUUURRRREEE~
BackSet 17th Dec 2017, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
The best thing about this comic is that the name Steven magnet is now canon as of the episode "slice of life"