Discussion in 'The Index' started by Wetapunga, Feb 7, 2012.
*Pulls a noose out of thin air* A'right, sherrif, how high do y' want 'em?[/comedicmisunderstanding]
I don't know.
I mean, I remember talking with Harry on this and it didn't seem to involve Chrysalis being a North Korean despot (in fact, I'm fairly sure his ideas have her going towards Hollywood or a similar entertainment position), and I'm very afraid of what'll happen to WtL-me if we go this route.
(Then again, I'm very afraid of what'll happen to WtL-me if we go with Harry's route, so it seems either way, I'm screwed. )
I like it!
Though having the Royal Wedding be heavily guarded (I'm talking snipers, AA emplacements, anti-vehicle barriers, teleportation jammers, etc) would be a smart thing.
Pretty much what I see happening. She basically sees how much those in the entertainment industry are "Loved" and so decides to go for it.
And becomes a greatly successful singer with a large fanbase.
As long as WtL-me's out of the picture, I'm happy for her.
Well, as long as she doesn't go out like some singers have in recent years....
Now will she sing in a Human/Equestrian form or will she sing in her insectoid form?
Yes, Princess Candance and Shining armour were very insistant on the hightened security for the event and Shining armour brought in his elite regiment from the eastern borders to provide security for the weding.....
Thats right folks, a lot of that security is actually Changelings in disguise after the mind controled Shining armour let them overrun a guard regiment and steal their identities.....Chrysalis/Candance insits on extra security for the weding, Shining provides an extra guard regiment.....now there are several hundered heavily armed Changelings INSIDE the castle with noone the wiser
This battle is going to be messy
Considering that love is food for her, she'd likely stay out of that crap. Hell, at worst she becomes addicted to her fans adoration.
That would depend on which form of music she goes into really.
We could have this happen AFTER the invasion with her being RainbowBeamPurged of evil....
Or make your singer character a different Changeling queen, or have the invasion led by a different queen.
No reason we can't have both ideas work
Then I refer you to the first sentence of the post you quoted.
Don't pick a genre I like, don't pick a genre I like....
Add to the fact that there may be guards from Terra and possibly Humans with CCW, Unicorns with magic and everyone either running for their lives and or trying their damndest to defend themselves and a huge clusterfuck of a wedding battle is going to occur.
On a side note, Vinyl Scratch meets DJ Tiesto?
And finally, I wonder what the ponies will think of this:
In all honesty, I think they'll regard it as little more than a curiosity.
Humans are very weak compared to most land animals. Y'know what the Librarian does to people who call him the "M-world"?
That's not a special power. That's ordinary Orangutan.
Just as the ponies can get an idea of their future by looking at unreleased episodes of My Little Pony, so the human should be able to get an idea of some future events on Earth by watching Technology is Courage. The intelligence agencies are going to have to watch a foals' programme, and write serious papers on the implications. The reactions of the military on the spot when they see Technology is Courage should be interesting too.
6 words: Plans for invasion by girl scouts.
Although this one wouldn't be a hypothetical "Yes, we get bored, too."
So which fate are we going to have for Chrysalis?
We have 2 main posibilities with variations in between
1) Chrysalis the popstar in the human world, Harrys idea
2) Chrysalis the Dictator with the invasion like in the show, My idea
Potential ways to have both ideas:
3) Chrysalis the dictator, invasion occurs.....Harrys popstar is a different Changeling Queen
4) Chrysalis the pop star, Invasion is lead by a different Changeling queen
5) Chrysalis the dictator, invasion occurs......gets Freindship beamed into nice person......becomes popstar?
So which option is best guys? We should choose now otherwise we will endup with stories of conflicting cannon
Wouldn't #5 freak out some humans given that Ponies did a drastic mental change upon a enemy combatant/head of state? Brainwashing 1984 Orwellian fears and all that?
Hmm, also, just wondering, what sorts of Pony mass media would be available to the Human markets?
How would the X-Box/Playstation/Gaming Electronics go over with the Unicorn and Races with Fingers Markets(I assume that it would be a while before hoof compatible controllers are figured out...or something)?
I see the guys at Microsoft drinking tons of Red Bull and coffee to make that new update for the Kinect in less than a month.
"How are we supposed to make the cameras recognize magic spells from unicorns?"
"Shut up, man, it could be worse for the game designers out there at Sony and Nintendo... they have to recalibrate everything to take pegasus' wings into account. Try balancing a game where the players don't even have the same number of appendages..."
Wouldn't that mean that the most accessible games would be "casual" games, such as that Dance game for Kinect and the various music games? Ten you get the "hardcore" games with halfway decent motion control...what would Ponies play? I guess a Tom Clancy End War style RTS might work in terms of controls(voice and gesture), but would it sell?
Hmm...I guess all those musical numbers would make good "expansion" discs or DLC...what was the name of the Pony of Pop again?
Well, would the Pony version of modern art be popular? Is there Pony Andy Warhol? I guess there would be a market for cultural items...
I just got the weird thought, what are the equivalent music Genres? There is classical and dubstep, right? Hmm, what would Pony GangstaGrass sing about? I sort of am slowly being drawn into the MLP thing and this discussion caught my eye. So forgive the newbie blather...so many thoughts.
Give in.......there is no escape...... Join the herd
Here watch this: Its the official conversion video for bronies now
If thats not enough....theres the sequal:
In regards to the games motion controls will probably be the big thing at the begining, although all it would take is for someone to make a comically oversized controller and anypony could play
Guraunteed playable with Hooves
(Snickers at controller's size)
I like it. Though, the wedding situation'd be attempted to be handled without her plan being fully enacted. Less chance of injury/death.
Last minute interuption by the FMJ Squad and Mane 6 ?
Anybody else want to chime in with their opinion on the different possible storylines for Queen Chrysalis?
I would like to write a snippit related to the invasion plotline fairly soon, don't want to tread on anyone elses story plans.
Speak now or forever hold your peace
RE: Giant Controllers
I can see that working with NES games, and maybe Super-NES(but the R1 L1 buttons might be a stretch)...but how would anything with more then a D-Pad and 4 Buttons work?! Especially the vibrate functions?!
I mean, wouldn't a Pony need to get all up in/on there just to use the triggers on a comically large X-Box controller...hmm, I should probably drop that line of thought...vibrate.
Would there be Pony gamers? Would the standard Pony be able to afford such a device? What is the social strata of wealth?
RE: "Give in.......there is no escape...... Join the herd"
There is so escape...It is probably only a DC 25 will save...
I still haven't watched more then one episode of the series...
Some of the fanfiction is cool...
Hmm, insert Tsundere joke here.
Edit: RE: Possible Storylines.
Well, with the introduction of humans(and possible presence of human honor guards and perhaps a emergency tactical team from the embassy)...couldn't there be a abduction hit and run strike that results in a kidnapped situation where humans and ponies team up to investigate and find the abductees?
Or there can be a Die Hard situation with demands being issued and the Mane 6 having to sneak there way to the Elements. Fighting and MGS'ing it up along the way.
Of course there might be a Arab Spring type thing, with the Changlings spuring on a protest movement of some sort to do...something or other...
As long as there's no "totally not WtL-Exposure" person captured by Chrysalis, I'm sure I'll be ok with whatever you write Wetapunga.
"arcade style" controllers for modern systems generally make stuff like the triggers just more buttons (so you've got a cluster of six or eight round buttons). Use that as a template, scale it up, and go with the two sticks + d-pad (most such devices only bother with one stick, since the others aren't needed for fighting games)
How about WtL-Exposure becomes the universe's default buttmonkey for everything from Twitchy Tail to being Queen Chrysalis' leg hole cleaner.
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