Discussion in 'The Index' started by The Dark Gods, May 21, 2012.
Actually, that would be Rule 85, going by TV Tropes.
Well I'll be.
So has anyone ever written a reconstruction?
Take away the part about having no other choice but transform or die, take half of what Chatoyance has said about what the transformation does at face value, and you've got the makings of a halfway decent framework for stories about transhumanism.
The usual TCB people say that humanity would never choose to improve itself. The deconstructionists say that there is nothing to improve, that any change is evil. Both hold that no-one, fully informed and not facing a choice between it and death, would ever choose to change their own nature. Reject it all as false.
Equestria's policy is to respect and defend everyone's right to choose their own path. They will use force both against grpups such as the HLF and holdout governments that seek to deny people the option, and the PER that seeks to force the change on people.
There is no barrier expansion and no immediate or long-term danger - the only thing to convince people to accept the change is marketing.
That's actually the original TCB verse (Blaze version, not chatty), only their is no PER, it was still so OOC for all canon pony characters.
Yes, A Conversion Bureau/Prototype crossover. The story may not be good but the premise is fun...well not for the ponies at least.
Not for ANYONE. There's a god damn superpowered psychopath running around. And an army of black-ops psychopaths in the form of Blackwatch.
Pony blackwatch literally has no training for this. If this is Chatty's TCB, then the changelings don't exist, and they aren't trained to shapeshifting infiltrators.
Ugh the story sucks. Honestly...ripping off Prototype 2s stupid plot and everything. I couldn't even get to the third chapter.
Someone seems to have posted a completed version of Blaze's original story. It's apparently legit enough that there's a mod note on there indicating such.
A shitstorm is naturally already in progress, complete with the presence of our most unfavorite CB author.
As is your favorite Dalek some asshole called Dalek Ix.
As have I, now.
Incidentally, you're talking on there like you hadn't lost all your SAN points ages ago already. I mean seriously, we're Spacebattlers here; sanity is meaningless to us!
I fear I might go all the way around and turn sane again.
Hitting sane from the other side? That's a feat man.
You think that could a Joker origin?
I just had an idea for a Wrong Universe segment.
Xenocidelestia opens her portal to a practically ruined world, just like usual. But it's not an alternate Earth.
Now that's just Wrong. DO IT.
Before, after, or during the Davrosian Revolution?
I must protest that Vlad Tepes. While an ISOT to Skaro is certainly cruel and unusual, the award is specifically for “crimes against humanity”.
Actually, she came from a communist country whose government literally took all of her families stuff because "communism". So she has a pretty solid Freudian excuse for her behavior. Now stop talking about politics in a pony thread seriously.
She does have the lovecraftian horror down pretty solidly. Let's see what themes her story features:
1. "we're all weak flawed dust motes with delusions of grandeur doomed to die in a puddle of our own waste".
2. "we're gonna get eradicated by a fundamentally alien force for reasons we can't grasp".
3. "those assimilated by the alien force will be mindraped into being like them, and when we're mindraped, we'll agree with them as well".
Lovecraftian horror is basically existential horror mixed with transformation horror, and that is pretty much the TCB stories in a nutshell.
There's also the uncomfortably severe racism, which TCB has, albeit for all races equally.
Lovecroftian horror you say? Then why don't they play it straight with Cthulhutech? We already have ANE, AEE, and New Blood to draw inspiration from.
Just when the Aeon War started making sense.
That isn't an aspect of Lovecraftian horror, it was merely one of Lovecraft's inspirations for it. The racism of the ponies towards the humans is not an aspect of Lovecraftian horror, in Lovecraftian horror, it'd be the other way around, albeit only by the protagonist, with everyone else mindlessly buying in to the glory of the TCB.
Even if my VT nomination is annulled I'll still take it as a compliment.
During or after would probably be the simplest to write. The rough idea I have is the Barrier forming, and the last thing the first ponies to exit the barrier see is a pepperpot-shaped construct shouting "A-LIEN LIFE-FORMS DE-TEC-TED E-XITING FROM UN-KNOWN E-NERGY FIELD! EX-TER-MIN-ATE!"
Someone better than I at writing could probably craft something approaching Big Finish audioplay quality out of the ponies arriving before the Davrosian revolution, though.
It doesn't help that I have a lot on my plate as it is with Darth-Sonic's worldbuilding project and after that working on the other spitefic idea I came up with way upthread for technical practice.
I have a stupid question for everyone here! What would be the strongest: the brainwashing effect of the Potion, or the absolute hate for everything un-Dalek?
Because it would be very funny to see a ponyfied Dalek remaining Dalek at its very core and starting to act as such...
Ponyfied Dalek: "YOU WILL BE LOV-ED AND TO-LE-RA-TEEEEEEED! FRIEND-SHIP! FRIEND-SHIP! FRIEND-SHIIIIIIP!"
Random pony: "Are you alright, Pepper Pot?"
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