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ButtercupSaiyan

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I made a self.post on reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/hst33/se...

But then I realized that self.posts don't show up on the feed. I don't think an AMA would go over too well until I'm a little bit more into it...

One of the episodes will be about Rarity getting more money than she knows what to do with, feeling bad about having it and spending it all on her friends, making her friends feel weird about being showered with gifts. I wanted to explore the concept of money, greed, and other things in their happy world in a canon kind of way.

The other one I wanted to do was a more mature approach to the series, with some of the populace fearful of Celestia and siding with Luna, and an adult pony with a blank flank and no cutie mark yet. I wanted to do that one after the canon one because it's more fanon and I could probably use the practice.
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ShadowsInc
7 years, 4 months ago
Sounds good... let me know if I can help. ^^
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
You sure can! Did you get the episode summary of Rarity inheriting a bunch of money, winning the lottery or some other random means for a small fortune and she doesn't know what to do with it, she is already well-of so she spends it all on her friends and they feel weird and indebted by being showered with gifts, but she doesn't pick up on their discomfort and continues to treat everyone lavishly. In the end, her friends remind her that they don't respect her for her money but for herself and that friendship is the greatest gift she can give. The seed of this idea is a tongue-in-cheek response to my mother blackmailing and extorting me for money over valuing me as her daughter and family, first and foremost and it's a good message for Kaitlyn to have to: "Money doesn't buy happiness."

Can you help me with the storyboards and concept art and thinking up dialogue related to that scenario?
ShadowsInc
7 years, 4 months ago
Mock ideas are one of my specialties, and would be something I'd love to help with. I think I posted my opinion on the given information of the subject matter in one of my posts already, something about how I think that Rarity would most likely spend money in that kind of way, and how I think that spike would probably be the one most OK with the spending. As soon as you get/make more information about the episode, tell me, and I'll make some sort of quick scene sketches and/or dialogue concepts. I was busy helping
FeatheredAdventures
FeatheredAdventures
with one of their game ideas, creating concept sketches and characters as well as gameplay mechanisms as well, but that has kind of come to a screeching halt as of late, as we are both taking a break. So right now (between classes) I have a little free time.

(PS, I don't know if I got the whole summary, I think I just read part of it on here somewhere[one of your posts])
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
Yeah, I typed up a nice summary and now I can't find it either! Durrr. Anyway, someone to help bounce ideas off of would be great and the thought of a little fanshipping with Spike telling Rarity, "It's okay, they're your friends! Who doesn't like presents?" would be just the sort of enabling thing he would do, haha. Plus, I like the thought of nonromantic interaction between them with Rarity listening to him and giving his words some weight.

Now I need to figure out what kind of extravagant gifts Rarity would give everyone that would make them feel incredibly flattered. The running line will probably be "Oh! You shouldn't have... " (mumble)  not because they don't like the items but because they feel it's too much.
ShadowsInc
7 years, 4 months ago
Well, I don't know where your summary is (I couldn't find it), but I found where I posted my opinion of the episode based on what you had given - https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=109116&p... . I would love to be your "idea rubber", we could bounce ideas all day.

As for gifts, they could be glorified examples of interests based on easy observations of the characters (which is about the extent that Rarity could go to). An example could be with Twilight, it could be a complete volume of a series of hard to find books (something like 100 of them total), with Applejack it could be a new machine that harvests apples and tills crops for her, and with Pinkiepie it could be a life-time membership to one of the finest and most expensive sweet shoppes in all of Equestria. Of course you would have to have some confliction as well, like Twilight looses sleep and struggles to finish the books, Applejack tries her hardest to use the machine but it is too complicated and runs amok, and Pinkiepie ends up getting sick from too much fine sweets. All of these are confronted by them saying that they wanted to use the gifts that Rarity gave them, as to not hurt her feelings.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
That's fantastic, man.
Jader
7 years, 4 months ago

Wow... no sabia que eras animador ademas de buen dibujante... y tanto tiempo que estuve en Furaffinitty, me siento avergonzado, de hecho visite tu sitio en Deviant y tu arte es imprecionante, estuve viendo los renders de escenarios que hiciste, y ahora te lanzaras a producir tus propios capitulos de MLP, seria un mentiroso si no te digo que tengo envidia de tu talento, a ese ritmo dentro de poco estaras en una gran empresa de animacion, te deseo mucha suerte en el proyecto, por mi parte no creo poder ayudarte de mucho, y menos con el problema de idioma que nos aleja, sigue por ese camino, ponle todo tu empeño, no dejes que tu talento se pierda, si tuviera la capacidad que tienes ya hubiera dejado de lado mi carrera profesional y me dedicaria de lleno a la animacion, yo lo maximo a lo que aspiro es a realizar un comic u.u, la segunda historia sobre celestia y luna y el pony adulto sin marca tiene similitud a lo que estoy escribiendo eso me llamo mucho la atencion, tenemos pensamientos similares xD!.... bueno te mando muchos saludos y estare muy al pendiente de tus trabajo... Animo!!! ~^.^~

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Wow ... I knew it was not an animator, besides good drawer ... and so long that I was in Furaffinitty, I am embarrassed, actually I visits your site in Deviant and your art is impressive, I was watching the scenario renders you did are amazing, and now you're throwing to produce your own chapters of MLP, it would be a liar if I'm not saying that I have envy of your talent, at this pace will soon be in a great animation company, I wish you luck in your project, if I did not think I can help much, and less with the language problem us away, follow this path, put all your effort, do not let your talent is lost, if I had the ability you already have put aside my career and I dedicate himself full to the animation, I max at what I aspire to is to make a comic u.u, the second story about Celestia, Luna and unmarked adult pony is similar to what I'm writing, that caught my attention, we have similar thoughts xD !.... well I'll send you many greetings and I very attentive to your work ... Animo! ~^.^~
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
You know what else I wanted to throw into that second episode? This guy's Twilight! =D https://www.furaffinity.net/view/5876105/
Jader
7 years, 4 months ago
: 3 ... I see ... Twilike dominated by the thirst for power: 3 ... be aware of the chapters ... you upload the final work in somewhere?
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
Chapters? I haven't written it yet but I will soon. I will probably do it all in one burst one day, just a 5-6 hour writing session and bang out the dialogue, scenes, and set up.
DMajorBoss
7 years, 4 months ago
I like the idea with Rarity spending on her friends, but I am intrigued by the story of the adult pony with the blank flank.  It could be an interesting ideal in whether or not they have yet to find their calling or if they choose not to get into one just yet.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.  The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives; some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

This may be one of those very interesting individuals.

^_^

All in all, I'm liking these plans.  Thanks for the update!
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
That's a fucking great video, faved it. And now I will be getting sunscreen and floss, haha. This just makes me incredibly sad because I ... jinxed myself multiple times as a child and did this thing where I lost my childhood and innocence. I  never had it in the first place and I had to realize that innocence is a state of mind, but purity and blindness and naivete.

I've heard this before, but it ... it .... yeah. *sighs* Now I feel extremely wistful today. I feel old, older than I should, older than I want to feel today.

I think the other story is really cool too. The blank pony will be kind of an everyman or everypony in this case, every pony fan over 18, this is what this pony is going to call to. Everyone that ever felt out of place or not allowed to grow up or they're all grown up and they're ready to embrace their inner child again. Twilight Sparkle will probably carry the episode, along with Celestia and Pinkie Pie because I seem them being two of the most ready and able to understand about what loss or lack of identity means and I'll already be covering the cast in miniature and Rarity with the previous episode.

Oh, this is gonna be a lot of work. Done by the summer? Haha, this is going to be going at the same time as Season 2, for that second short. Then again, I haven't actually started animating yet.

It's not too late to do one before the other.
DMajorBoss
7 years, 4 months ago
I'm glad that you enjoyed the video; it's pretty inspirational and a favorite of mine.  That older feeling, though, can come in handy, depending on what all you do.

Heheh, indeed, I've a feeling that it may be a while; still, it'll be well worth the wait and, though I may not be completely "solid" do to the other projects that I have, I'll definitely assist with something if needed.  Let me know!
AnoNJG
7 years, 4 months ago
Both those ideas sound awesome ^^
also: GASP I wasn't aware you were a fellow redditor, rad
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
Friend me. =)

I'm not daily redditor but I do reddit when very, very bored and Sankaku Complex is nothing but fail. I do it more when I'm burned out and I'm not wasting my time being active in fan communities and relationships and art.
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