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Mr100dragon100
Artist -

reformation is the best
what do you think about my opinion about discord?

https://www.deviantart.com/mr100dragon100/journal/Discord-is-not-a-bad-guy-861020404
Cosmas-the-Explorer

Tagger of the Unknown
@Mr100dragon100
I agree! Discord has a lot of potential to do good. I think one of the best things about Fluttershy is her relationship with Discord and how even though he screwed up so often Fluttershy did not give up on him. She saw his potential even when the others didn't. I hope he learns more maturity as time goes on.
Cosmas-the-Explorer

Tagger of the Unknown
I'm thinking of making my own retelling of the pilot of MLP.

I always felt like MLP's pilot was fine but it could've better. I want to make the part where Twilight learns to make friends more emotionally involved and more complex. Twilight also will have reasons why she doesn't want friends.

Basically the whole Twilight vs Nightmare Moon might be its own saga in my fanfic.

I will tweak the personalities a bit to my own liking.

For Twilight, she's a lot more reserved and cold and not as friendly. She comes off as kind of as a bit condescending to her peers. So over time she has to learn to open up to others and to rely on others. But she has understandable reasons why she's like this and her friends need to realize they need to be more sensitive to her emotional awkwardness to others.

But Rarity is probably the one I'm most interested in. I want to make her a little less uptight and focus more on her artistic side and her humanitarian side. In this one Rarity is still a bit snobbish but she's also open minded and individualistic, more than the rest of the Mane Six. Rarity I want to make into a very complex character.

(I'll be more specific later this is just me trying put my raw thoughts into writing. I'll have to clarify and expand upon my thoughts later. But I couldn't just leave these thoughts in my head forever.)
Mr100dragon100
Artist -

reformation is the best
@Cosmas-the-Explorer
Ya, I wish they would show more in the program, he can learn, he has good intentions, and he truly does want to help teach twilight and help too. Is just his nature is to be chaotic, he IS reformed and a good guy he just shows it in a different way.
DoctorWTF

@Cosmas-the-Explorer
@Mr100dragon100
I agree! Discord has a lot of potential to do good. I think one of the best things about Fluttershy is her relationship with Discord and how even though he screwed up so often Fluttershy did not give up on him. She saw his potential even when the others didn't. I hope he learns more maturity as time goes on.


And some of his screwups can arguably be traced back to none of the other ponies treating him as a friend. Otherwise, be might not have felt the need to play sick to get attention. Or maybe he wouldn't have caved to Tirek's temptation.



@Cosmas-the-Explorer
I'm thinking of making my own retelling of the pilot of MLP.

I always felt like MLP's pilot was fine but it could've better. I want to make the part where Twilight learns to make friends more emotionally involved and more complex. Twilight also will have reasons why she doesn't want friends.


Twilight didn't want friends because she was laser-focused on her studies to the point where she didn't give a damn about socializing (not unheard of in real life). How is that not good enough?

Though I can think of one little change that would vastly improve Celestia's character: When Twilight expresses her concerns over Nightmare Moon, have Celestia reassure her that she'll properly deal with the matter (which she technically would be by sending Twilight to make friends who'd bear the Elements of Harmony) instead of casually dismissing the whole thing. Twilight would be free to enjoy herself and socialize naturally, and Celestia wouldn't look like an irresponsible jerkwad.
Mr100dragon100
Artist -

reformation is the best
@DoctorWTF
ikr he is like a child (not a bad way) who needs attention and friends who trust him, not constantly be seen as up to no good when he's done nothing wrong I wish there was an episode teaching the ponies not to treat discord this way or him learning to mature or both.
Mr100dragon100
Artist -

reformation is the best
In my AU I want to make a town but it has another dimension Similar to the breezes in that one episode or if you know the movie called Halloween town how should I go about it

Should I

Do a portal?

A magical cave?

An invisible barrier from crystals that is like a portal

And should I make this dimension

A whole new world?

Or

A world with everything, but has a limit. if you get far enough and if you go past it, you would be sent back to normal equestria?

What do you think is best because I want to do this for the town's population in this AU
DoctorWTF

Again, none of those are inherently better than the others — it's all about which one would best support the specific story you want to tell.

And another idea: The end of "Power Ponies" basically established that there is at least one comic shop in Canterlot which specializes in selling comic books enchanted to suck the reader into the comic universe. Considering that Spike bought one thinking it was just a normal comic, they probably don't even cost much more than normal comics. The idea here being to have Spike go back there, buy their comics on purpose, and invite his friends for a night of superhero fun. A skilled writer could have tons of fun with that, delving into what other superheroes Equestria's comic artists might have come up with (optionally, poking fun at existing superheroes and/or overused superhero tropes). You could even get into NSFW territory with the Equestrian equivalent of dirty manga.
DoctorWTF

@Cosmas-the-Explorer
What if Rarity were the Element of Beauty instead?


The Elements of Harmony are all related to qualities that facilitate healthy friendships. Beauty is of no real importance in that department (Rarity actually starred in an episode with pretty much that as the moral).
Cosmas-the-Explorer

Tagger of the Unknown
@DoctorWTF
I just watched that episode, and wow it's pretty cool!

That being said one could say this episode was about how to express beauty. How Rarity could still be beautiful if you're willing to open up your mind for new possibilities like with that punk outfit.

I was thinking of beauty and generosity (or more broadly humanitarianism) in a societal sense. Like beauty would mean like instead of their being factory workers mass producing cheap vases in terrible working conditions, that they could work on a few vases with passion and care and without being burdened by overwork.

It could be like a utopian idea of beauty where Rarity could unlock the secrets of the Beauty of Equestria itself. Also Rarity would see herself as someone who could change society into a better place aka a land of beauty.
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