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Newbiespud 11th Feb 2017, 5:00 AM edit delete
An excuse to use screencaps from Buckball Season and Flutter Brutter? No, I have no idea what you're talking about...

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ANW 11th Feb 2017, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
I agree with Fluttershy here.
I like Rainbow Dash, but 3 episodes in a row is a little too much for me.
Digo Dragon 13th Feb 2017, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Other PCs need the spotlight too, and that's a really hard thing for DMs to balance out. Trying to give equal shares of the center stage to shine is such a huge juggling act, because you can't prepare every instance and expect the PCs to follow those rails. Weird things always come up that change the plans. Always.
Super_Big_Mac 15th Feb 2017, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
In my first Ponyfinder campaign, most of my character's herd was forgotten unless explicitly brought up by me or the Fighter/Warpriest's player, because we'd tried to schedule RP sessions to be "play dates" between our kids (who were going to be our Second Season PCs, but we've instead moved further forward in the timeline), but we both tended to get put on the backburner while the others got the spotlight. Ironically, my PC's NPC sister tended to get more RP time than he/I did. Here's a tip: don't make a family member a local Oracle; they'll steal all your spotlights, without needing ranks in Sleight of Hoof, lmao
Masterweaver 11th Feb 2017, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
I am reminded of a fic I wrote where somebody used the fact that somebody else used Flipping instead of a more adult F-word as part of the problem.

Storytime: Most creative use of neo-profanity!
albedoequals1 11th Feb 2017, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
I play a character in a text-based game that would normally be the type to swear frequently (though I always just write $%#@). She adopted an abandoned kid she found in the woods and suddenly had to watch her mouth. Shortly after, she helped cure someone who had been petrified for 600 years and made friends with them, even learning their forgotten language.

So now she swears in ancient Greek. :P
Someone 12th Feb 2017, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Wait... I don't think I read that one.
Chronic Lurker 12th Feb 2017, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Not sure if this counts, but my best friend/ former room-mate has a very creative vocabulary some times. If I remember the story she told me correctly, she once called the manager of the local mall a 'fucking monkey-ass'... Or was it 'ass-monkey'? I don't remember too well. It's been a good ten years since she told me about the whole incident. It led to her being kicked out of the mall...though not before the manager she insulted complimenting her for its creativity.

Another case could be the fact that I use British profanity almost exclusively when I feel the need to swear. I am not British. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (not getting any more specific) of the USA. My exposure comes solely from watching WAY too much BBC America and reading my Discworld books far too many times... Also watching Let's Play's done by British people on YouTube. Why do I do this? Bugger if I know. It just somehow became a habit.
Jennifer 13th Feb 2017, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
I use a lot of British swearwords too, comes from watching BBC, listening to Celtic folk music, and reading everything GM Fraser ever wrote. I was well into it before I discovered Discworld, sadly...
Robin Bobcat 13th Feb 2017, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
A bunch of linguists actually analyzed a lot of classic swears from over the pond. They found that 'single-syllable curse + trochere' was the most effective. So you get things like 'c**kwomble', 'd**kwanker', and 's*t*tgibbon'.
Digo Dragon 13th Feb 2017, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I love the made up swear words of Shadowrun. At the time I ran campaigns in that universe, my daughter was still at a VERY impressionable age 3. She parrots everything so we figure using made up swear words is better than the real deal.

Do you KNOW how adorable hearing a 3-year old shouting "Drek" is? Especially in public where most people don't know what it means. They assume it's baby-babble! XD
Jennifer 13th Feb 2017, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
I love made-up swearwords too. I use the Yiddish-German "Scheisse", "Frag" and "Feth" from Warhammer 40K, and "Modderpocker" from the Prince Roger novels.
Joe the Rat 14th Feb 2017, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
Riiiiight... German and Yiddish are made up languages. Dre(c)k being Yiddish.

Noy Jitat, you folks need to do your homework.

Digo Dragon 15th Feb 2017, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Well if it's spelled differently, how would I know it's the same word? Online dictionaries tend to be exacting. :3
Guest 15th Feb 2017, 2:15 PM Jennifer edit delete reply
I'm Yiddish, I know that. Next time I'll be sure to write "foreign and made-up" instead instead of assuming the context will make what I say clear.. :p
Scintilla 11th Feb 2017, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy's epic freakout on the same page as a well-integrated reference to Cyrano de Bergerac.

This is the kind of thing that keeps me reading.
Newbiespud 11th Feb 2017, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Okay, that one you're gonna have to explain to me.
Derpy Dragon 12th Feb 2017, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
Think there is a part in that play where Cyrano vows to take on 100 hired thugs. An amusing coincidence as my roommate played Cyrano in the play not too long ago.

Also Fluttershy's rant reminds me of when she says, "I don't give a flying feather" on the show.
Composer99 12th Feb 2017, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
The best kind of cultural reference is the one you don't even realise you're making.
Evilbob 11th Feb 2017, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Well. To be fair, "flipping" is a good substitute when the situation is too mild to merit a full-on expletive.
Matt Reverse 11th Feb 2017, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
Matt Reverse
That second panel makes me want to ask that you start giving us these screenshots in fullHD.
Jennifer 11th Feb 2017, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Gah! Seems outta character for Fluttershy!
Cyborg-Lucario 13th Feb 2017, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
Well, she did say it ooc, not ic. So that's what the player feels like and not the character.
Jennifer 13th Feb 2017, 12:48 PM edit delete reply
The player isn't normally like that either. It's when she gets mad that the GM becomes terrified, remember?
IceDrake 11th Feb 2017, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
At some point the GM is going to get irritated with RD's spotlight-grabbing antics and just give her the ticket, like with Rarity's character.
Or, here's a thought: give her exactly what she wants OFF-SCREEN. "Yeah, you spend the entire night gabbing with the wonderbolts and they agree you're just the tops. Now, Applejack's food stand..."
Specter 11th Feb 2017, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
I once got annoyed by someone who gave up trying to convince a loan shark to forgive their debt.

They then saved the loan shark after I threw them off a tall building. Turns out a 20,000,000 bit loan is worth a life debt.

I'm helpful. :)
Malroth 11th Feb 2017, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
The GM has got to be regretting the "thieves guild pulled strings to keep the princesses from giving you tickets" subplot by now it's lead to nothing but headaches and hairpulling
Digo Dragon 13th Feb 2017, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
If I were the GM, I'd find a way to give the PCs an out from that subplot just so this session can get done and Dash get a ticket. :3
Tatsurou 13th Feb 2017, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is sick and tired of all these Mother Flipping deferments in this Mother Flipping campaign!