So it's like Shinigami eyes but reversed?
So it's like Shinigami eyes but reversed?
Best shinigami eyes ever.
> Pinkie: Petition aid of fellow Derse dreamers.
Pinkie must know where Cloud will actually end up, as Applejack's scene was displayed before she closed the fourth wall at the start of this thread, so
> PP: Send Cloud Kicker to Sweet Apple Acres.
Medley > Live in mortal fear of Pinkie's party cannon, due to a recent party cannon related incident. Agree to help so that you can keep track of where the dreaded cannon is and stay as far away from it as equinely possible.
Ohh, birthdays. Of course.
I was imagining that those were there ages, Hoofstuck ponies had real-world-horse-like lifespans, and Fluttershy being a year older than Pinkie was suddenly a huge age gap.
Also, Pinkie using prior knowledge to fix events she knows with side knowledge is great. Also, she only Pinkie Promised there would be an awesome party, not that she wouldn't break the wall again.
About Pinkie's Bacchus Eyes... Does that mean that Pinkie has a Party Note to schedule all the parties, and that if anyone writes a name there, it will cause a party to happen to that person?
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So what is the cost of Baccus Eyes? Shinigami require half your lifespan, so Baccus may require half your life's parties. If so, this may have been a favor to Pinkie who would have a party every day if it suited her. Now it is only every other day.
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No, no, it has to be something more drastic than that.
You can only eat half the cake.
Maybe she was the only one who showed up to Baccus's birthday party to actually celebrate his birthday (As opposed to getting immortally drunk, like the other gods (Gods of that era were jerks).
That, or she made a surprise party for Baccus after he forgot about his own, much like the other ponies did for Pinkie did in "Party of one".
Or maybe she cought him in one of his depressed drunkard moods ("The-y-y only hang out with me toooo get drunk boohoohoo!" *hic* ) and he gave her powers ("Yer the only real friend I ever had!") as a "spur-of-the-moment" thing. He probably doesn't even remember it anymore.
Wait a minute.
Drunkards see pink elephants, and Baccus is perpetually drunk. What if Pinkie Pie is one of Baccus's drunken hallucinations made manifest?
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>PP: Assign a duty to everypony.
You rapidly decaptchalogue and equip your best WAR HELMET, in order to properly rally your troops!
"All right, girls!" you say. "It's time to get dangerous! Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are missing, and you know what that means!"
Cloud Kicker looks hopeful. "Cloud?" she asks.
"Exactly!" Golly, it's great to have such helpful and understanding troops. "We need to form a rescue party! Or you three do, anyway, and the kids and I can wait here at Sugarcommand Headcorners. Now, they were last seen rolling away in a rogue taffy machine, so they should be pretty easy to find, I mean, unless there are any other rogue taffy machines rolling around Ponyville, but that sounds awfully unlikely."
Parasol raises a hoof. "Hey, boss, I saw your taffy machine just a few minutes ago."
You smile hugely. "Ooh, neat! Where did it go?"
"Not so fast," says Parasol. "What's in it for me to give you the info?"
"Cloud?" suggests Cloud Kicker.
"Exactly!" you say again. "Rainbow Dash is your captain, and you can't let your captain get turned into taffy!"
Parasol shakes her head. "No, see, I'm not regular weather team, I'm freelance. I do personalized miniature rainstorms and stuff. You're gonna have to make this worth my while, or I'll try to sell what I know to somepony else."
Apple Bloom pipes up indignantly from behind you. "What the hay?! Who else would wanna pay y'all money to tell'em where you last saw a taffy machine?"
"Dunno," says Parasol. "It's not my job to ask questions."
You allow yourself the teensiest weensiest little frown. You know what Parasol's after here. She's been bugging you about it for a while now. You keep a healthy supply of UMBRELLA HATS stashed all over Ponyville in case of UMBRELLA EMERGENCIES, and she wants to know where you keep them. Normally you'd say no -- your emergency stashes are strictly proprietary! -- but Dashie is in trouble, and besides, your tail has been twitching all day. Just in case, it could be a good idea to have some extra distribution!
"Deal!" you say, and grin widely. "You help find Dashie, starting with where you saw the taffy machine, and I'll tell you where my umbrella hats are!"
She gives you a calm smile, but you're preeeeeeeetty sure she's just masking her true emotions. After all, who wouldn't be totally super-duper-hyper-excited to get access to a whole treasure trove of umbrella hats? "You're on, boss," she says. "Your taffy machine was in the park, heading towards Sweet Apple Acres."
"Awesome!" You survey your troops with redoubled enthusiasm. "Okay, girls, I need a volunteer to stake out Sweet Apple Acres! Who's in?"
"Cloud!" says Cloud Kicker.
You turn to her. "Wow, really? Are you sure?"
"Well, okie-dokie then! You're my Sweet Apple Acres girl, and Parasol, you just fly around and look for them all over the place, okay?"
The two of them fly off on their respective tasks, leaving you with only the third member of your motley crew to find a task for.
>PP: Step lightly when dealing with Medley.
Step lightly? Hehehe! Medley's not made out of eggs, silly! If she were, then she'd be white instead of green and not nearly so good with music! Or you guess eggs aren't totally white, but still. Ponies aren't eggs!
"How about it, Medley?" you ask her. "What do you wanna do?"
"...do?" she asks. You notice that she looks kind of frightened. You'd better be extra nice to her! "Did I do something wrong?"
"Of course not, silly!" You give her a reassuring pat. "Or, well, I guess I don't really know! Did you do anything wrong that I should know about?"
Her eyes go wide. "...no?"
"Awesome! You should just keep on not doing anything wrong, and then everypony will be happy!"
"Um, okay," she says. "So... what do you need me to do?"
"That's totally up to you, if you want it to be! I mean, you want to help rescue Dashie, right? You like Rainbow Dash? Everypony likes Rainbow Dash!"
She's still looking panicked, despite how friendly you're being. "Of course I do!" she says loudly. "Rainbow Dash is a great weatherpony and I have no reason to have anything against her! What are you insinuating?"
You can't help yourself and start giggling. "That's such a funny word!" you say between giggles. "Don't worry, I'm not 'insinuating' anything! I'm just talking about Rainbow Dash!"
"Am I in trouble?"
This question takes even you by surprise. You look closely at her, and even try to check if you feel something about to happen to her using your Pinkie Sense, but you don't feel anything. Although really your Pinkie Sense only works for your friends... "Probably not!" you answer. "After all, we're friends, right, Medley?"
"ohdearcelestiaIhopeso," she says, super super fast.
Awwww! You give her a big old hug for being so sweet. She feels really tense! "Then there you go! As long as we're still friends, you're not in any trouble! But don't worry, if you are in trouble, I'll be sure to let you know!" You give her a wide smile and she shrinks away from you.
"Okay," she says after a moment, "I think I understand. What do I need to do to remain your friend?"
"You don't need to do anything at all, silly! What kind of awful friend would I be to make demands on you like that? I just want your help finding Rainbow Dash, but if you don't want to help with that, just say the word, and I'll never bother you about this kind of thing again!"
"Never... again?" She gulps, and then looks at you very seriously. "All right, all right. I'll find your taffy machine somehow. Thank you for your mercy."
She takes off. You look after her with a quizzical expression. For a second there, it kind of sounded like the two of you might've been having two different conversations! You'll have to remember to hang out with her later when everything's back to normal, see how she's doing, maybe have a party or two. But you've got other stuff to do in the meantime!
> PP: Place your CONFECTIONARY MEDALS into your WAR HELMET medal sockets to improve morale.
> Medley - 2 months and 11 days from now: Trigger PTSD from exposure to Pinkie Pie's surprise party / birthday cupcakes.
> PP: Ask Applebloom to discreetly help Medley, in an effort to lighten up her mood and improve her rescue party performance.
> Medley: Oh Celestia she sent a slewhoof to trail you and ensure you can't escape.
> Parasol: Botch your assignment as a result of being distracted by umbrella hat fantasies.
> Cloud Kicker: Search and destroy Cloud!
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Medley: Pinkie prides herself in being friends with everypony in Ponyville, worry about what she would do if she were no longer your friend.
Cloud Chaser: Momentarily be distracted by colorful rolling Cylinder before heading off to Sweet Apple Acres.
PP: Begin preparations for the Post Rescue Party Party.
> Medley: Stop worrying about Pinkie Pie. Reassure yourself of her true intent by asking that Cranky Doodle Donkey about her.
> PP: Prepare rescue party cannon by loading it with the mother of all party invitations. Once this baby goes flying, not even being locked up in Tartarus will prevent party attendance.
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>Sweetie Belle: Stop staring, it's rude.
>PP Read the future in the patterns of the smooshed cupcake.
Last edited by Zarhon; 05-21-2012 at 06:10 PM.
That pink is reasonably close to Pinkie's coat, Fluttershy's mane, and Fluttershy's element-necklace. The maroon-red is not quite so exact, but it might be the necklace of either Loyalty or Magic. Or either or both could refer to secondary, background, or OC ponies. Or Non-Pony Characters. Or there could be no specific foreshadowing going on at all, just a specific-image reference with no context.
But if we assume the second color is a necklace, it stands to reason the first would be too. In which case... something, possibly frightening, is going to happen with regard to Fluttershy and either Twilight or Rainbow. (Or will have been going to happen; we've already got time shenanigans going.) Beyond that, I couldn't say; anypony else care to take it further?