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#2121 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:04 PM

So Swarm definitely takes place after Suited for Success. Rarity is probably storing the dresses for the others until the Gala.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:44 PM

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:09 PM

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

First off:


QUOTE(Nayuki @ Mar 9 2011, 05:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Mar 9 2011, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's pretty cool, actually. I'd love to have a pony version of myself appear as a background character in the show, lol. If I were an animator on it, I doubt I'd be able to resist doing so.


I've managed to resist so far. Besides, I wouldn't be a very attractive looking pony anyway.

So then Lyra isn't the embodiment of how you'd act if you were a pony,
not counting how everyone pairs her up with Bonbon.


Did we establish whether Suited came after or before 'Look before you sleep'?
Because Rarity's line about Applejack, 'got to mind those intimate details,
even though she's more concerned with sales' has been bugging me.


Finally:


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Masked Toaster @ Mar 9 2011, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So then Lyra isn't the embodiment of how you'd act if you were a pony,
not counting how everyone pairs her up with Bonbon.


My horrible slouching habit may have worked it's way into the bench scene... really I just like to add something silly into crowd scenes when I have time. Of course, everything still needs approval from supervisors/directors/hasbro/etc, so we never add anything outrageous.

The Lyra/Bonbon pairing I'd say is mostly coincidental. When setting up a crowd scene I tend to place ponies next to each other based on their colors as well as the colors of the surroundings. You want the colors to compliment each other but also not draw attention away from the focus of the scene. Lyra/Bonbon look good next to each other, which is why it just seems to happen most of the time. I do like how it's played out amongst the fans (I can kinda see them as being best friends).

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:51 PM

They certainly make an amusing pair in comics. Lyra's coloring is probably one of my favorites among the background ponies, along with Rose.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:57 PM

@Nayuki
So, the question on everypony's mind:


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:16 PM

More importantly, Nayuki, can you give us a proper episode timeline once the season has fully aired?
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:19 PM

That's the other thing I was gonna ask,
but then the browser went all weird on me
and lost what I typed.


Even a timeline of current episodes would me nice.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:22 PM

QUOTE(Masked Toaster @ Mar 9 2011, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did we establish whether Suited came after or before 'Look before you sleep'?
Because Rarity's line about Applejack, 'got to mind those intimate details,
even though she's more concerned with sales' has been bugging me.


Why's that? Applejack doesn't care for all that high society mucky muck...she's heading to the gala to make bank!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 11:33 PM

QUOTE(Masked Toaster @ Mar 9 2011, 07:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
@Nayuki
So, the question on everypony's mind:


I voted for Twilight Sparkle, but it's really a tough question, since I love them all.

As for a series timeline... I've never seen one. That's something probably only Lauren could answer.

Edit: Also keep in mind that many of the episodes were probably written without a specific timeline in mind.

Edited by Nayuki, 09 March 2011 - 11:39 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:14 AM

There does seem to be a fair amount of surprisingly thorough continuity though, as shown by that dress screenshot.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 01:14 AM

Nayuki - welcome to the board! And LOL, I laughed so much when I noticed that scene of Lyra in Fall Weather Friends. icon-hotrod.gif

Quick question - I hope you have the authority to answer this one - do you have some sort of a "series bible" you use for references? And another - were some of the background ponies, like Ditzy Doo (Derpy), Lyra, etc... designed at random by you and your team, or was their appearance (colors, mane, cutie mark) already pre-defined in said "bible"?

Something else - Hmm, I haven't seen this one yet: Princess Celestia Video on Hasbro's site.

It actually says that Celestia is rumored to be over 1000 years old, and that she is the only pony with a unicorn's horn and pegasus wings. (Yep, people are again forgetting about Luna).

Edited by BB Shockwave, 10 March 2011 - 01:34 AM.


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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:05 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 9 2011, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quick question - I hope you have the authority to answer this one - do you have some sort of a "series bible" you use for references? And another - were some of the background ponies, like Ditzy Doo (Derpy), Lyra, etc... designed at random by you and your team, or was their appearance (colors, mane, cutie mark) already pre-defined in said "bible"?


I'm not sure I can talk about the "series bible", so I won't say what it entails, but it probably isn't as robust as you're imagining.

As for the background ponies, character design doesn't fall into my department. Their appearance certainly isn't random, all the characters (colors, mane, cutie mark) are approved by Hasbro during the design and builds process before it gets to layout and animation.

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 9 2011, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It actually says that Celestia is rumored to be over 1000 years old, and that she is the only pony with a unicorn's horn and pegasus wings. (Yep, people are again forgetting about Luna).


Luna who?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:12 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 9 2011, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quick question - I hope you have the authority to answer this one - do you have some sort of a "series bible" you use for references? And another - were some of the background ponies, like Ditzy Doo (Derpy), Lyra, etc... designed at random by you and your team, or was their appearance (colors, mane, cutie mark) already pre-defined in said "bible"?


Here's what FlashInThePan, another Studio B layout artist, said on /co/ when I asked him about the series bible (specifically about whether it included pony cosmology and laws of magic):

"The show bible that I've seen doesn't go into that much detail. It wouldn't surprise me if there's more of that kind of thing in Lauren's personal notes, but I haven't seen it. It does talk about where the various races of ponies come from, how they are stewards for nature, etc., etc. It's detailed, but not hugely detailed."

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Lauren has also disavowed any intentional timeline besides air date on her DeviantArt.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:34 AM

Just for those who might not have seen the image thread (indulge me!), today's Transformers Mosaic comic is by me, and is a pony crossover! :v

http://transformers-...rmers-200392059

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE(Nayuki @ Mar 10 2011, 08:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 9 2011, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quick question - I hope you have the authority to answer this one - do you have some sort of a "series bible" you use for references? And another - were some of the background ponies, like Ditzy Doo (Derpy), Lyra, etc... designed at random by you and your team, or was their appearance (colors, mane, cutie mark) already pre-defined in said "bible"?


I'm not sure I can talk about the "series bible", so I won't say what it entails, but it probably isn't as robust as you're imagining.

As for the background ponies, character design doesn't fall into my department. Their appearance certainly isn't random, all the characters (colors, mane, cutie mark) are approved by Hasbro during the design and builds process before it gets to layout and animation.


Thanks for the confirmation! Well, that gives me hope that Hasbro will release at least some of them as toys. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:47 AM

Now that's interesting. If the ponies have been approved by Hasbro, does that mean they have official names too?

Or are the names a secret? Or are they just PONY 1, PONY 2 etc

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:48 AM

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