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Newbiespud 15th Dec 2016, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: Rastaba

Guest Author's Note: "I have no idea if an Ooze is a valid pet choice for Druids, but seemed like a good idea at the time. I mostly got how they know each other from Panel 4's sad filly Twi pic. That gave me the idea and thus 'Princess Celestia/Bonnibelle'. If you got the math joke, congratulations! It took me 4 tries to get one that made any sense."

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Specter 15th Dec 2016, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
14,159... This might take me a while to figure out.

As for sleeping in the library I've done that myself, it's very comfortable there since it's the only place of silence I can get to.

Good times.

Edit: ... Oh I think I know the joke now, that's a good one.
Michaela 15th Dec 2016, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
I am actually ashamed to admit that I don't get that math joke.
offroader 15th Dec 2016, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
She fell asleep 3 times.
Caught 14159 times.

Balrighty 15th Dec 2016, 5:34 AM edit delete reply
Ok, I need help with this one. I caught the "3 and 14,159 as Pi", but I still don't get it.
offroader 15th Dec 2016, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
If you start writting out numbers of Pi you'll get 3 then 1 then 4 and so on.

Here read
Michaela 15th Dec 2016, 5:57 AM edit delete reply
not that funny...

and this from a person who can recite pi up to ten digits...
from memory.
offroader 15th Dec 2016, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
I don't know. I think it was pretty funny on both levels.
Guest 15th Dec 2016, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
What do you have against the next eight digits? 3.14159265358979
Ref 15th Dec 2016, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Chris 15th Dec 2016, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
Michaela: That final 8 should be a 3.

Typed from memory:
Gindranis 15th Dec 2016, 11:58 AM Pi edit delete reply
Actually, pi up to ten digits would be 3.141592654
Chris 15th Dec 2016, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
Depends on if you believe in rounding or truncation.
Winged Cat 15th Dec 2016, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Given what pi is used for, she's been sleeping a-round?
Dusk Raven 17th Dec 2016, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
You're terrible, Winged Cat, and I'm terrible for laughing at it. XP
T 16th Dec 2016, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
And where is the joke? I know 3.14159 because Cowboy bebop but I still don't see a joke.
Dragonflight 15th Dec 2016, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
All you have to remember is the ultimate truth of the universe:

3.14 = PIE

If you don't get it, write that on a piece of paper and hold it up to a mirror.
Guest 15th Dec 2016, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
It's blueberry Pi!
Digo Dragon 15th Dec 2016, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Not Raspberry Pie? My brother has two of those running his entertainment system.
ANW 15th Dec 2016, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
Can't see anything I can use.
Wait, Smooze. Idea
Anyone here ever watch the 90's version of My Little Pony?
Me:No, but I've probably would have if given the chance.
Kira 15th Dec 2016, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
there's this amazing thing on the internet where you can watch really really old shows online FOR FREE
Beaches 15th Dec 2016, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
ANW - I actually have watched the original 90s version of My Little Pony and actually like it better than this version. There weren't any friendship lessons but cheesy songs. However, there were loads of characters who would attack them just cause and sometimes would try to kill them. The only thing I didn't like was that the baby ponies were named after their parents which made it hard to remember who was who.
Michaela 15th Dec 2016, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
I saw a few episodes as a kid, though at that time I wasn't into little pastel horses like other girls. I preferred Star Trek and Reading Rainbow.
Digo Dragon 15th Dec 2016, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
90s Pony, eh? ;)

I saw the original 1984 Rescue at Midnight Castle special when it aired on tv. Though at the time I don't think it had that title.
aylatrigger 15th Dec 2016, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
I watched one episode to try to get ideas for Ponyfinder...but it was too cringe-worthy for me to watch more.
albedoequals1 16th Dec 2016, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
Yes, G1 had some great adventure episodes, and one of my favorite characters in all of MLP, even counting FiM. All of the episodes are online. Watch out though; the "official" episode order is actually wrong. Midnight Castle is actually the first part of the story, then Escape from Katrina, then The Movie, then The End of Flutter Valley, followed by the rest of the episodes in any order.
Michaela 15th Dec 2016, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Here's a story time idea that I think is better than that poll.

Normally, slimes and oozes aren't viable options for animal companions. But if you get the right GM in the right mood, then they may be willing to accept alternative interpretations of 'animal' and 'companion'.

Tell a story about the best or weirdest animal companion or familiar.
PoisonFrog 15th Dec 2016, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
Well, technically it was my celestial mount thing, seeing as how I was playing a paladin, but close enough right?

My paladin was a halfling, and I figured a horse would be too large for her. Eventually I decided on a sheep - a big fluffy celestial war-sheep, big curly horns, it was great. People kept assuming she was a Ranger and that the sheep was her animal companion, probably because she had really high Dex, wore light armor and used a bow almost exclusively. Just as well, really, given that being a Paladin was illegal in the campaign's setting...
ChaosStar0 15th Dec 2016, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
I have a character idea for a paladin whose special mount is to be a Bulette. It fits as a Paladin's mount, though the Paladin needs to be level 10 first. I still have yet to actually play a game irl.
Winged Cat 15th Dec 2016, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
For a moment I misread that as Oubliette and wondered how you'd have a hole in the ground as an animal companion. Perhaps an Earth elemental that's mostly a ring around an opening to a pocket dimension, sliding along surfaces when you go through narrow openings but needing special handling to board ships?
you know that guy 15th Dec 2016, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
What about when the Bulette burrows? The paladin will be left sitting in a hole in the ground.
Digo Dragon 15th Dec 2016, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
My D&D wizard Sparks had a pony familiar named Freya (I managed to catch the GM in a good mood to allow it). The reason I wanted the pony was because spellcasters in the old group generally got tiny familiars they'd always leave in pockets and forget they existed.

Freya was a medium-sized pony who couldn't be ignored. And with a Rainbow Dash-sized delusion of grandeur to be a warhorse when she grew up (not gonna happen), yeah no, you couldn't ignore her. :D
Michaela 15th Dec 2016, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
D&D 2.0; had an interesting game with an interesting GM.

I almost always play divine spell casters, and have a special love of druids. But even I know that druids can be pretty squishy before they learn Wild Shape, so I wanted something with a little more punch to it. So (with permission) I built a werewolf Druid (you can blame my love of WoD for that one)

In her backstory, while she was in druid school, a lycanthrope attacked the grove and she was the only student to survive, albeit with some changes. Her teacher and deity, Artemis, took away the moon madness so that she could shift 'at will' but otherwise was stuck with it.

She started with a normal raven animal companion. He was a very good scout for the party since I couldn't fly yet.

Fast forward several sessions, we had an encounter where another party member missed with a powerful spell disintegrating my raven. My character was just shy of ripping the offender to shreds when divine intervention brought my bird back. Finding the soul was easy, making a new body for it was harder. GM said that he had to use some of my life energy to bring back the raven, with the ominous addition that now my bird had contracted lycanthropy.

And that was how I got a wereraven for an animal companion.
Wyvern 15th Dec 2016, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
One of my D&D games was supposed to have recurring comedy relief wizard NPCs with a pet rust monster. Alas, the campaign got cut short and they only appeared once or twice.
PoisonFrog 16th Dec 2016, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
One time, a loooong time ago, I somehow managed to talk the DM into letting me play a Dryad. This wasn't Dungeons & Dragons, mind, but a similar enough kind of system, with Dryads unable to go too far from their tree. The solution? A bonsai tree. I kept insisting it was my familiar, though people mostly just looked at me funny...
NexAngelus405 15th Dec 2016, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
Reposting in case no one else saw it last page. Got more information on Tails of Equestria.
Veruliaym 15th Dec 2016, 9:51 AM Mercury Dragon edit delete reply
No! The ultimate truth is 42!
Rastaba 15th Dec 2016, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
The ultimate truth of that is that it's a literature joke, rather than a math joke. And technically also a movie joke for those who didn't read the book but saw it.

As opposed to a math joke.
Rooker 15th Dec 2016, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
There was meaning behind that? I thought they just picked a number and said "this is what a computer would determine to be the meaning of life, the universe, and everything."
So what joke did I miss by watching the movie and failing horribly at reading the book? I am a miserably picky reader at times.
Kira 15th Dec 2016, 1:25 PM edit delete reply
the logic of it is there is no logic.

Though interesting to note the last book by adams had them take the number 42 taxi to Beta :3
Chris 15th Dec 2016, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Point of order: 42 is not the *meaning* of Life, the Universe, and Everything; it's *the answer to the Ultimate Question* of Life, the Universe, and Everything. The people who asked Deep Thought for the answer just assumed that the Ultimate Question was "what's the meaning of it all", but it turns out that they were wrong.
Chakat Firepaw 18th Dec 2016, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
Douglas Adams just picked the number out of thin air, as well as the 'question' that would later be determined for it. However, he did find it amusing when how they were related was pointed out to him.

You see, 6 X 9 = 42 if you work in base 13.
Needling Haystacks 18th Dec 2016, 2:51 PM edit delete reply
...I did not get the math joke. In my defense, i was over-thinking it. I was trying for a prime number or taxicab number joke.