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Newbiespud 26th Dec 2015, 5:00 AM edit delete
Hope you had a lovely Christmas, if you celebrated it. This year's was actually alright - in no small part due to some very generous individuals who helped my family out during a crisis earlier this month. We've had some angels this season.

'Tis the time of year for relaxation and time with family, which means taking a break from post-apocalyptic podcasting. Though I have been floating around the idea of a kooky "Christmas Special" session... It probably won't happen, but it's fun to imagine what in the world that would even look like with my group.

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Digo Dragon 26th Dec 2015, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Wasteland Christmas? Would the carols be things like--

Alicorns are coming to Town
Jingle Bombs
Joy to the Wastes
Glowly the Snowmare

Instead of stockings over the hearth, you put your gun holsters and Santa fills them with ammo. :D
CmndrHurricane 26th Dec 2015, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
yes, put ammo next to the fireplace. can only go well
Digo Dragon 26th Dec 2015, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Assuming the fireplace even works. ;)

But even then, that teaches wastelands the important lesson on keeping your equipment repaired in good condition!
Other Guest 26th Dec 2015, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Christmas at Ground Zero - Weird Al
Sheepking 26th Dec 2015, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
*Cheese Sandwich.
This is Fallout: Equestria we're talking about.
Disloyal Subject 26th Dec 2015, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I finally joined y'all in venturing into Fallout: Equestria. The Crystal Wastes in the frozen north are suitably horrifying.

I guess now I have to make time to read the fic.
Digo Dragon 27th Dec 2015, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I never read the fic myself. Instead I talked to all my friends who read it and did a little browsing on the wiki for the fic. So... it's almost like reading it.
Mykin 27th Dec 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
There are some parts that I didn't like in it but overall it's a pretty good read. I think it took me about three weeks or so to read through it all? Of course, I only read it because I thought it would help me understand Spud's game more and I think there's a summary somewhere on the wiki that gets the basic points down if you don't have the time.
Dosloyal Subject 28th Dec 2015, 3:38 PM Can't be arsed to log in right now edit delete reply
I wouldn't want to read a summary; I've been looking forward to the story for a while, and this was just the final push to read it.
So many stories, so little time.
Derpmind 26th Dec 2015, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
And from then on, Applejack traveled the world, never eating breakfast. Brunches, early morning pick-me-ups, dinner at midnight, very-late-night snacks... but never breakfast. Eventually Applejack settled down in Manehattan to open the world famous Everthing-But-Breakfast, an eccentric restaurant specializing in all the less-heard-of hours of mealtime. Open all hours except 5:30 to 10:30.
Winged Cat 26th Dec 2015, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Until, one day, a masked Pinkie Pie finds and stalks her, a fresh-baked cupcake in hoof, waiting for the appointed hour to stuff it in Applejack's mouth.
Guest 26th Dec 2015, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
best comment here in a while tbh
Raxon 26th Dec 2015, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
You get some gold star fun in the comments like this now and then. The large numbers of commenters means there's generally a bit of something for everyone.
ANW 26th Dec 2015, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
Did you get a White Christmas?
Me: I got a raining Christmas instead.
Digo Dragon 26th Dec 2015, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I got a sweaty hot Christmas. >.>
Ted the saiyanwolf 26th Dec 2015, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
Ted the saiyanwolf
same here
j-eagle12212012 26th Dec 2015, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
Record breaking warm temperatures, Dandelions in December, Black Vultures farther north than they've ever been, you know global warming -_-
Anonymous 26th Dec 2015, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
first off, i totally called the ditch. second, it was storming for my christmas.
The Hittite 26th Dec 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
No but I got to see a paraselene!
Mykin 26th Dec 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
I had a white Christmas. Nobody in my group believed me so I had to take pictures. I didn't know that they didn't really believe me when I said I lived in the middle of nowhere either until they saw the proof. It was kinda funny to hear their reactions, really.
Digo Dragon 27th Dec 2015, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
The two states folks often forget in the US-- Confusion and Nowhere.
Malroth 27th Dec 2015, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
SCARY stuff happens in nowhere it's up to Courage to save his new home
Mykin 27th Dec 2015, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
Eh, it's not that scary out here... stupid dog...

Kinda surprised that it seems like I'm the only one that got a white Christmas so far.
Winged Cat 26th Dec 2015, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
I had one of the wettest Christmases we've had around here in a long time, wet enough that we had to curtail the usual outdoor candle display. Then again, given the drought we've had around here for many years, a wet Christmas was its own present.
Disloyal Subject 26th Dec 2015, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Abominably sunny. Fortunately, I got to sfay indoors for most of it.
FanOfMostEverything 26th Dec 2015, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Record-breaking heat, trees in bloom, and barbecue for Christmas dinner. Fun, but bizarre.
GrayGriffin 27th Dec 2015, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
I go to school in California and am home in Taiwan for Winter Break. So nope. Just cold, and a little rainy.
ANW 27th Dec 2015, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Taiwan. Heard it's a nice place.
Xelmon 27th Dec 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
Raining Christmas, on the cold side. I do have to say that it was the familiar affair.
Mykin 26th Dec 2015, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad that Christmas went alright with you Spud. As long as things worked out after that crisis, I'm happy.

Also, anyone want to bet that AJ is actually at the kitchen table, eating breakfast, and waiting for the group to come down? And then, while the group spends an hour searching the room, AJ has to leave in order to deliver a time-sensitive package of cherries back to Ponyville for her last job at the cherry farm?

It probably isn't going to happen like that, but it would be funny nevertheless.
Disloyal Subject 26th Dec 2015, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'm guessing it's either that or she was kidnapped.
Evilbob 26th Dec 2015, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
lol. She did have breakfast, it was just at 4 or 5 AM, as normal for a farm-pony. And when they didn't show up, she just left. Those other city slickers were just under the impression that breakfast is more of a 8 to 11 affair, lol.
Digo Dragon 27th Dec 2015, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Having been on a farm, yeah, they do get up that early quite often to start the morning chores. :3
you know that guy 28th Dec 2015, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
I thought farmers got up early, did some chores, and THEN ate breakfast?
estralita 26th Dec 2015, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
And know we discover that Applejack never existed at all...
Guest 27th Dec 2015, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
Story time: swearing what should be an inviolate oath, and successfully working around it.
Skorzah 28th Dec 2015, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Ok. So, I've already told some stories about Skorzah (but it's been so long since I posted that I doubt anyone remembers). Skorzah is my second pathfinder character, and she's the daughter of a corrupted paladin of Apsu (effectively Bahamut), and a true neutral black dragon. Yeah. She's one heck of a backstory.
Anyway, she entered the campaign when the group found her in a major villan's dungeon, roaring her lungs out, thrashing in her chains, and all over looking like a complete monster. Now, the leader of the group happens to be a lawful good paladin of Apsu. Against basically everyone's better judgement, he tells the alchemist to free her (notably with an acid bomb, because Trololololoool acid immunity), but makes sure that she understands that she's basically on probation until he decides whether or not he should let her live.
Cut to us attacking a bandit camp. Skorzah is a wizard, but because of how the paladin's code works, she's stuck with support spells only, because "If he sees her committing violent acts, he is to assume that she has regressed into her evil nature." This would be fine, if we weren't loosing. Skorzah is getting antsy, wanting to go in and attack, and the paladin sighs, and covers his eyes. Hence, he didn't see the complete slaughter that occurred, because half dragon OP.