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Home of all your chitinous needs and the center for all FiM and potential G5 Changeling discussion.

The Hive Directory: https://ponepaste.org/4223

>What is BuggyCYOA?
BuggyCYOA is(thus far) a simple adventure involving an Anon who is trying to care for a changeling that he found starving in the Everfree Forest.
Life may be simple now, but many secrets lurk in this world, and things may change at any moment...
Get caught up at the BuggyCYOA Archive: https://ponepaste.org/4086

Previous thread: >>36977241

This threads question is...
>How deep have changelings explored the depths of the earth?
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>>37095857
>>37095865
>>37095882
>>37095988
>>37096429
>>37097554
Reassurance
https://ponepaste.org/4086#2970

>>37097554
Regarding the toothbrush issue, Notaulix still technically has Anon's old toothbrush to use, while Anon currently uses the complimentary toothbrush that he took with him from his stay at Canterlot Castle.
The idea was to pick up a new toothbrush for Notaulix in Canterlot, but the stores you guys wanted to visit didn't leave enough time to do that before the train left for Ponyville.
tl;dr Notaulix still needs a new toothbrush. You can buy one in Ponyville.
One might consider getting a little stool for him to stand on too.
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As usual, here's the current rendition of Anon's house, for your benefit.
Still planning on updating this soon.
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>that OP pic
Pretty damn excellent.

>>37100943
Since eventually you two will share that bed, no problem on letting him get used to it.
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>>37100943
"Any chance you can get, huh?"
I see no problem with that request, though dinner won't be long.
Let him know the coast is clear though, he can turn back into himself.
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>>37100943
Well, how could I say no to that cute face?
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>>37100943
Let him enjoy your finest silk for a bit longer.
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>>37100943
>>37100980
>>37100981
>>37101017
>>37101307
Sleepy Birb
https://ponepaste.org/4086#2982
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>>37101928
Bridal carry, like the big strong man we are.
So it looks like changelings can stay disguised while asleep. I wonder if anything can knock him out of his disguise. Hell, let's ask, might be handy to know if we need to cover for him.
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>file deleted
I saw that!
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>>37101928
Wait until the meal is ready, then bring it to the bed to wake him up with the smell of good food and some more scritching, maybe on the neck this time?
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>>37102128
This.
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>>37102128
>Eating in bed
Absolutely subhuman. How about no?
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>>37101928
By gently booping him on the nose until he wakes.
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Deposit love directly into the changeling.
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>>37101928
Try to carry notaulix to the table without waking them, imagine their surprise when they wake up with food already there.
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>>37103534
I don't know my men, that just feels like some Hannibal Lecter shit
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>>37103561
Nah man trust me, they will be all like "Whoa, I am currently sitting at a table with a fine meal in front of me. However did I get in this situation, as last I recall I was sleeping in a bed."
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>>37100947
What kind of Psycho has a window in the bathroom?
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>>37103835
It could be one of these to let in the light.
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>>37102481
It's not like they will eat in bed, it's just a way to wake him up (with another opportunity for scritches). Once he's awake, Anon should ask him to come to the living room for dinner.
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Remember to love bugs responsibly.
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>>37103835
What third world country are you living in where there aren't any windows in the bathroom?
Excluding businesses/commercial places, almost every home that I've ever been in or seen has had at least one window in the bathroom. The exception to this are little half baths, or basement bathrooms.
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>>37105092
Maybe he was thinking about a regular window like the ones you'd see in a living room or in a bedroom.

>>37103534
Notaulix' griffon form is notoriously larger and considerably heavier than his normal form. I'm not sure Anon could bride-carry him...
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>>37105137
Not with that attitude featherfag. Need a bug fonzie pic.
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>>37105137
I mean, succeed or fail anon could try all the same. I imagine it would be like picking up a big dog compared to a medium sized one so I think its doable.
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If you found a lost changeling of your own to take in, and it didn't have a name of its own, what would you name him/her?
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>>37106794
David Bowie
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>>37106794
Squid
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>>37106794
Ian, as an reference to the dog in SS13 since it also contains changelings.
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>>37106794
Dart, after the creator of the species.
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What was a greater point of contention, how to wake up birbalix or that old one about fuckin' shopping or dinner or whatever the hell had a huge tie several threads ago?
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>>37101928
>>37102603
Sweetcorn Struggle
https://ponepaste.org/4086#2994
You guys have some weird suggestions this time around.

>>37106794
If male: Bug
If female: Bugette
Bug names are hard. It took me longer than I care to admit to choose Notaulix's name.
Anyone remember the little Tymbal incident?
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>>37107539
>You guys have some weird suggestions this time around.
We're fucking gay for bug.

Darn, those cute little fangs are his enemy today. I'm actually not sure what he could really do to bypass that problem without help, short of transforming into something without fangs. Slicing the corn off for him might be our best bet, unless some Anon has a stroke of brilliance.
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>>37107539
I have eaten an entire cob of corn before, it is chewy and has no particular flavor. The kernels are sweet, the cob not so much.
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>>37107539
2. Maybe his magic is dexterous enough to pick off each corn one by one?
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>>37107615
kernels*
that's the word I was thinking
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>>37107539
2. maybe he can only transform his beak away while keeping the body of a griffon to conserve energy.
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>>37107667
>transform his beak away
He's back to his original form
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>>37108039
huh, somehow I read prominent fangs as beak.
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>>37106794
They're a sentient being, if you give them as much time as they need to pick their own name, I'm sure it will make them happy.
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>>37107539
Tell him you're sorry for not thinking about the fangs and offer to slice off the kernels.
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Rise and shine buggos
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>>37109453
Why is Chryssi angry? No milkshakes allowed?
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>>37107539
>>37107568
>>37108635
Sweetcorn Satisfaction
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3033
So, it's not like this CYOA is constantly on my mind or anything, but I had a lucid dream involving Notaulix last night.
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>>37109955
Now seems like a good time to start thinking about that old castle the princesses mentioned. You now have a travel partner who can watch your back and imagine the herbs and fungus that can grown in a magical deserted castle.
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>>37109955
>spoiler
I wish I had more friendly bug dreams.

Anyway, time for pleasant evening conversation! We should probably start briefing Notaulix on potential dangers in the Everfree so he's not caught unawares, although it sounds like we have plans tomorrow so we won't be going on another expedition right away (unless it's a short one).
Maybe also do more bug research? Both what the ponies think of them and the real deal.
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>>37109955
Remember you have a meeting tomorrow with Gilda. Now might be a good time to mention it to Notaulix.
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>>37109955
Since it's not even evening yet, we have a lot of time. First we should work a bit more on his backstory, and we could chain this talk with addressing Gilda and your meeting with her tomorrow. Then, get back to the books about changelings, and ask if Notaulix would like to join you in the reading in order to spot what's wrong.

>>37107539
I hope my suggestion of waking him up with the smell of food and neck scritches wasn't the weirdest one...
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>>37109955
If we're going to go through books about changelings together, maybe now is the time to suggest eventually correcting the misinformation that the ponies do have. It's quite obvious that what the ponies do have is mostly guesses.

I wonder if feeding off of a pony's love does have negative effects for ponies. Doesn't seem to do anything to Anon.
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>>37110862
I'm gonna guess it's mostly force-feeding that fucks things up. I'd cite Thorax as an example but he exists outside the continuity of this CYOA. Still, it's a logical step even if you never saw S6. (Hell I did it in S5-continuity.)
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>>37110862
If the target genuinely likes and cares about the bug (or the creature the bug is disguised into), it doesn't have any side-effects. Changelings can drain love by force (as shown in the comics) and this hurts the target.
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>>37110813
>>37110862
What if the pony books aren't actually misinformation?
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>>37112705
Changeling's can alter their physical body, since if Notaulix loses the feather the feather remains. they would be capable of straight up pulling a thing
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>>37112705
They are at least partially.
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>>37112705
The old book Anon was reading last night wasn't objectively wrong.

>Changelings are magical transforming fiends of the earth that prey on the life force of ponies
Indeed they can drain love by force and this harms the target.
>Changelings are known for abducting family members and replacing them with one of their own
It would require some sensible info (gotten by torture maybe?) and knowing the habits of the replacement target, but it's possible.
>Changelings attacks are carried out by crafty magic and other trickery, ending in them sinking their fangs into their prey to drain their life forces from them
This is probably a guess, but well, the fangs must be there for a reason.
>Changelings make their home in the dark bowels of the earth, where they are lead by a great evil one; The Queen
They do live underground and have a Queen.

I mean, maybe Notaulix is actually evil, but at least this will lead us to the ending where he vores Anon.
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>>37110018
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>>37110813
Background Brainstorming
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3044

>>37109994
We'll get to this in the future.

What's up with the huge drop in IPs and activity compared to the previous threads?
Have we passed the threshold where the masses have grown tired of my shitty writing?
Are we all of the remaining changeling lovers left on this board?
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>>37116616
They always seem to trickle in very slowly. I'm sure the board isn't exactly gaining members though.

I feel like his age could just be his real age (unless it's weird for bugs), and I could swear we already determined why he's staying with us. Maybe start with why he went into the Everfree then? I actually wasn't sure on that myself. Maybe treasure-hunting or a desire to be a hermit like Zecora? Hopefully other Anons have some good ideas.
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>>37116651
A very brief and simple explanation was chosen, but this is an opportunity to fine tune those things.
Read a dozen or two lines into this for reference: https://ponepaste.org/4086#2569
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>>37116820
Right, interest in our profession. Guess we oughta determine what he did beforehand yeah. Hell, what'd he do back at the hive? Must have some skills, beyond the newly acquainted cooking and herbalism.
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>>37116616
In order:

1. His origin. That's obviously the most important question. Ask him if he got any instructions when he was one of the candidates to the assassination mission at the Griffon settlement back then. Maybe they came up with a story for him, and if that's the case, he could use that one.
If he didn't get any, my suggestion is: he grew in a griffon settlement, his mother died in an accident and only had his father, who wasn't very proud of his interests and his shyness, so eventually he left to pursue his desire to become...

2. His profession: he wants to become an herborist. Ties with what he was doing in the Everfree: he wanted to see what kinds of herbs and shrooms he could find there and got trapped in Devil's Snare. You saved him, and that's...

3. The reason he's with you - he's recovering from the starvation and exhaustion, and since you two are herbalists, it was easy to form a friendship.

>what's up with the huge drop in IPs and activity compared to the previous threads
I dunno, but I wouldn't rule out that people got impatient. The writing quality is excellent IMHO, but some, if not most, people prefer CYOAs that are updated faster and have less fluff.
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Every day brings us closer to cuddling Notaulix in bed.
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>>37118415
Is that the endgame? What is there to do after that?
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>>37118664
Romantic adventures.
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>>37116616
This is my first time interacting in this thread, so let it be known your "shitty writing" attracted someone new. Can't say anything about the previous threads, was not there.
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>>37116616
6 seems to be the most pertinent out of all of them, mix in a little of the truth because the best lies have truth in them.
Claim that the reason why he is now staying with you is that you are now partners and venture into the forest together.

It would make sense, a flying creature can see more from above then you can and two is better then one when faces the dangers of the forest. Who knows since Gilda seems to think that anon's job is cool we can get a three man party in the forest which would allow Notaulix to confirm Griffon body shapes and the like.
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>>37116616
>>37117413
Origin Story
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3060
In hindsight, I think I went too open ended on that last question. Need to break this down one thing at a time.

>>37118870
Thanks for the words of encouragement Anon. Have you been reading through the paste?
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>>37124169
Well you may be right on it being particularly dead this week, I couldn't hazard a guess though.

Seems Notaulix is very loyal to his hive despite being deserted by it. Something to delve into later.
Personally I still suggest he not actually be FROM the gryphon lands, to help explain away his lack of knowledge on gryphon stuff. Born and raised abroad somewhere, but the actual where is the question. We should ask Notaulix where he's been besides here and the hive, or even if he was just told about anywhere else. Best solution would be to work with something he's actually familiar with.
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>>37124231
Prolly has something to do with that con thing.
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>>37124169
Better get the book or come up with a different origin from abroad. StillI think we shouldn't delve on these details too muck or the story will come to a glacial pace
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>>37124169
2. Maybe you could swing by the library tomorrow after your meeting with Gilda. Heck, you can kill two birds with one stone by asking her during the meeting.
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>>37124169
I think we shoud consult a book. I imagine one of the ones we already have might have a map or something.
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>>37124376
>>37124389
Maybe these? Temporarily go with Talonsburg until tomorrow when you can hopefully find a good book after meeting up with Gilda.
Also +1 >>37124260 for speeding up the finer details
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>>37124169
yeah, actually how I found out that these threads existed. read thru the story and when I refreshed the page there were more words added so I waltz on over here did a ctrl+f for "Buggy" and here it is.
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>>37124796
That's cool to hear. Out of curiosity, how is the story and its tone flowing from start to finish thus far?
I've tried hard to keep things consistent, but in the back of my mind I wonder if I'm actually succeeding at all in doing that or not.
The problem is that for myself and other Anons, we've experienced the initial few days of the CYOA over the last few months, and are more mentally familiar with Anon and Notaulix, for example, than they are with themselves. Basically what I'm trying to get at is I'm trying to not have it read like Anon and Notaulix are best buds after only knowing each other for a few days, if that makes sense.

So, the perspective of someone picking this up for the first time and reading through it is very interesting to me.
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>>37124169
Book, just to be safe, so Gerson knows the basic story of wherever he came from.
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>>37125779
The tone has remained the sane throughout the story as far as I can tell and the relationship between Anon and Notaulix makes sense to me.
Notaulix was and still is clearly desperate for food and love considering the state he was found in the forest, Anon was able to provide that he stayed with Anon. Anon being a generally stand up dude didn't want to leave another sentient being to die is now providing for Notaulix while also giving him someone to talk to. Since I imagine before this they were alone most of the time venturing into the forest.
They are not the best of buds but they both provide something to the other so it only makes sense that they stick around.
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>>37125779
One little thing I will note is it sometimes gets a little awkward with how often Notaulix says Anon's name in the middle of sentences. It's generally pretty obvious who he's talking to given he's never been around any other ponies, and you can probably count on no hands how often you say a person's name while talking to them directly.
Unless you just wanted him to sound like a social recluse, which granted I suppose he is.
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>>37126504
I'll agree to that, but I also think that there's at least some reasoning behind it: in a Changeling colony they live in a military regimen with every unit having their function and rank, and they probably always refer to their peers (especially superiors) by addressing their ranks. The "sir, yes, sir!" thing. Maybe that's why Notaulix speaks like that.

If this was a bad habit of the writer, Anon would do the same thing and call Noaulix by his name whenever talking to him. Like "oh, that would be good, Notaulix. But please, could I take a good look at your maw, Notaulix? It looks so inviting... do you think I can fit in there, Notaulix?"
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>>37126875
Nigga go back to aryion
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Remember to give praise to our Strong Black Queens
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>>37126454
Good to hear. Thanks for the input.

>>37126504
That's intentional. As >>37126875 touches on, it's a quirk of changeling hive life.
There's more to it than that, but it digs into potential spoiler material if you guys want to somehow coax the answers out of Notaulix yourself, though I honestly can't think of how you could go about doing that which wouldn't come off as overly pushy/nosey. Because of that, I can just explain some of it to you guys in spoilers if you're really interested.
Although, perhaps you will meet someone in the future who may be able to tell you...
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>>37127284
On one hand, I'm curious. On another, we already know Notaulix way better than Anon and getting even more info would kind of feel like cheating. Like, making Anon act based on a knowledge that he himself lacks.
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>>37127026
I want to smooch her snoot.
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>>37127690
That's a good point, wonder if we'll learn more about Anon. How he got to Equestria, what he did beforehand, how fucking gay he is (probably very to go around calling himself Anon and wearing a green ski mask).
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>>37127805
He summoned a portal with the unholy idol.
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>>37126504
We need more ponk with bugs.
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>>37127284
Oh yeah CYOAman, can you remind me if the attack on Canterlot happened in this continuity? S1.5+changelings would seem to imply it diidn't, wondering if you kept that in. If yes, it should be pretty easy to figure out why ponies don't like bugs. If no, it raises a few questions on why they don't.
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>>37128423
>If no, it raises a few questions on why they don't.
Chrysalis and Celestia's breakup was rough, and ponies have never forgiven bugs for it.
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>>37128388
>rape
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>>37127805
Huh, upon looking at that picture a kissing both with a changeling would be a very profitable idea. They can charge more since they can transform into anyone the customer wants to kiss.
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>>37128984
necc
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>>37124169
>>37116835
>>37117413
>>37118876
>>37124231
>>37124260
>>37124376
>>37124389
>>37124478
>>37125813
Gerson's Story
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3078

>>37128423
There's no Cadence, so there's no royal wedding. That particular attack did not happen.
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>>37129622
Looks good to me
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>>37129622
Darn, shouldn't have slept in!
That seems like a good start for now, how much time do we have left in the day?
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>>37129622
Best case scenario the sticks would be used to generate fire and warmth since they live in the cold bowels of earth with their evil queen. Worst case scenario, he was pretty much a "special" drone and they assigned him to meaningless tasks just to keep him occcupied. Either way, he seems to be a fast learner and eager to help so he won't be a burden.

The backstory is good. Maybe not enough to fool Gilda, but good enough for the Ponyville residents besides the Purple Overlord.
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>>37129622
1. Seems like everything clicks.
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>>37129622
Acceptable. Maybe iron out some of the details with book info later, but I think that's the best possible take on it for now.
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>>37129622
>>37129796
>>37129990
>>37130149
>>37130251
>>37130608
Post-Discussion Dishwashing
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>>37131185
Shower with Notaulix.
I jest, would now be a good time to talk about either more changeling facts or briefing him on Everfree dangers? Either one would involve opening a book.
Also tell him we'll be out for a little while tomorrow if we haven't already.
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>>37131185
It's shower time! Ask him if he wants to go first, though.

After that, you'll still have some time, I'd think the best course is to brief him on your meeting with Gilda by tomorrow.
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>>37129622
1. Sounds fine. Anon and Nota just need to be confident now.

>>37130149
Campfire sticks also require an actual amount of effort, even if it's still a "low level" job.
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>>37131185
>>37131204
Get Anon to help him with that tricky sheath cleaning. Get all that icky bug stallion smegma out so its nice and clean to crawl inside
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Daily reminder that bugbutt has no butt

>inb4 MUH BATELFURM
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>>37131963
What battleform?
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>>37131963
Good, I like 'em skinny.
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>>37131291
Shower Time!
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3118

>>37131204
Notaulix is already aware that Anon's meeting with Gilda tomorrow.
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>>37132352
1. is probably the most productive way to wrap up the day. Gather up the dirty laundry and grab/prepare what you need for a trip into the Everfree
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>>37132352
How do you pick your results anyway? Majority vote every time?

I'll share the other guy's sentiment in gathering up our laundry ahead of time, but we have an appointment tomorrow so I don't think we're headed to the Everfree.
When laundry duty is done I'd say get into the changeling info reading again, and Notaulix can join us for it when he's done in the shower until bed time. Regardless of how not-nice the pony's view of buggos is, we need to learn what they think before we can learn why they think it.
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>>37132370
I am banking on Gilda possibly bugging us to go into the Everfree. As such I figured it might be best to be prepared incase that happens.
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>>37132381
I somehow doubt that'll happen, but then again I had no idea why everyone assumed Gilda would come to our door and then she did. Still, sticking to my guns. I'd like to make progress towards the goals we've set, and I also don't think Notaulix should go back into the Everfree until he's had some safety training.
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>>37132381
If she does want us to take her into the Everfree it'd be the day after tomorrow not tomorrow.
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I think, Bug.
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>>37132370
The results that are chosen depends on the situation. Usually there's an obvious group majority, but I try to incorporate as many ideas as possible, if appropriate.
But sometimes when there's nobody posting, I have to just pick and choose what feels like will flow the best between two or three responses given.

In other news, I'm feeling very demoralized today. I'm not going to bore you with my blogpost, but I don't know if I'm going to make another thread after this one.
Don't worry about the CYOA though. I've been thinking real hard about moving it off of this board.
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>>37133077
I'm sorry to hear that dude.
>moving offboard
where do you have in mind?
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>>37133077
Why though?
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>>37133077
Does it have anything to do with the cumbrains?
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>>37133077
Feeling very demoralized
Oof, get well soon.
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>>37133352
I'd guess more the lack of activity. He was right in this being our lowest UIP since it started.
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>>37133838
Yeah, that is odd... I expected it to attract more interest since OP has been posting updates faster than usual, but instead we've got less than a fourth of the usual crowd interacting with it.
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Do you think bugs have a preferred climate?
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>>37134571
Warm and damp.
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>>37133838
I still blame the con
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>>37135132
Wouldn't know, didn't watch. But I guess it's either that, Anons got sick of how gay we are, or some other outside source. Did a disaster kill/injure bunch of people in the last two weeks?
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>>37134571
Under Celestia's fridge. They come out at night to search for love and scuttle back under when she turns on the light.
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>>37135300
High school was let out two weeks ago in most places in the country. Lots of people have summer plans. I think colleges let out even earlier.
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>>37135576
I just realized I said "the country" like there was only one, like a typical asshole American. Sorry about that.
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>>37135586
Listen, there is nothing wrong with acting like America is the best thing since sliced bread. Since it is the best thing since sliced bread. God bless the USA
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>>37132352
>>37132358
>>37132370
Evening Thoughts
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3140
The dirty laundry/clothes basket is in the bathroom, unfortunately.
You'd have to go in the bathroom while Notaulix is doing his thing in order to gather those things, assuming the door was unlocked.
You guys would like seeing Notaulix in the shower, wouldn't you? ^:)
Also, I'm not ignoring the other questions. It's just been a long day and I don't feel like answering them at this hour.
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>>37135939
>Everypony: The Ancestral Tribes and Their History
History eyy? Seems like a good read to figure out why the pony's hate changlings so much.
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>>37135939
Don't know if there's anything relevant to be learned from the book on pony tribes, nor something we've already read once before. Let's be lazy and just relax.
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>>37135939
...Maybe, more for the silliness than lewdity though. sfw romance fag that I am.

Any chance we'd actually learn anything changeling-related from the history book? If we haven't covered all of what Silver Quill's guide said on them I'd delve back into that one.
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>>37135939
It's not like he normally wears clothes.
Wonder if he's softer after showering though.

History might be useful, if it even mentions changelings.
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>>37135570
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>>37136255
Fuckin cute
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>>37136255
A volunteer?
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>>37135939
1.1
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>>37135939
First book.
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>>37100942

What's the sauce for the OP pic?
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>>37136571
https://inkbunny.net/s/2395853
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>>37136615

Sweet. Thanks.
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>>37135959
>>37135961
Just to clarify what it means by previously read:
Silver Quill's guide was one of the early books that Twilight loaned Anon to help him learn about the world and adjust better not long after his initial arrival in Equestria.
There's changeling information in there, which is what Anon based a lot of things off of on his initial encounter with Notaulix in the Everfree, but since that was a long time ago there may be things that he's forgotten, or simply wasn't interested enough to carefully read everything on the subject back then.

>>37136255
>That light switch cover
>Bugs can't into glass when scared
What would you do in Anon's situation?
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>>37136810
Grab the one that got left behind, go back to bed and snuggle it to sleep.
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Do changelings ever mate with each other? How does that work?
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>>37137543
That I'm curious about. Notaulix mentioned that a female changeling got pregnant from a stallion, but I wonder what the offspring would be, or what would happen if a male Changeling impregnated a female from another species.

I suppose only the Queen can lay Changeling eggs, though.
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>>37137608
Maybe it comes out as a natural born pony, I imagine giving birth to a changling would very quickly ruin the ruse.
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>>37137646
This sounds right, and it makes sense if you assume that changing into another species also includes the balls. You could probably only have a changeling foal if you slept with a changeling that was still a changeling.
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>>37137608
>>37137702
It raises a lot of questions how changelings work in this 'verse, they almost seem more OP than the later seasons of the show with regards to their shapeshifting ability. Literally turning into things instead of just as disguises, with shit like persistent feathers and increased physical ability. And especially the pregnancy thing, yes.
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bugg
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>>37135939
>>37135954
>>37136467
>>37136518
History Book
https://ponepaste.org/4086#3152

>>37137719
That's not a good sign for me if they're coming off as overpowered.
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Anyone else feel they Chryssi dirty? she literally had the most understandable motivation out of any MLP antagonist.
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>>37139415
Well, more overpowered compared to what I would do (I slap a ton of limitations on stuff because I think it makes it easier to use in a plot), it just seemed a little like while digging into Notaulix's limitations we've yet to discover if he has any. Hell, Star Trek changelings can't maintain anything separated from their body. Pregnancy thing is definitely the most outlandish though, no idea how that'd work biologically. Still, more curious what your plan is than put off. I imagine shapeshifting complications will be a future happening.

Also just realized we're on our bed and not in the living room, must've missed that last time.
Anyway, unless other Anons really want to get into pony history I'd still like to go back to Silver Quill's guide. if I'm drastically outvoted I guess I'd look at alicorns? Might be something to hint at Celestia's reaction to us.
Thestrals, I've always hated that the fandom tried to adopt that term for bat ponies. It literally doesn't exist outside Harry Potter.
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>>37139415
2.1 even if we don't learn anything more about changelings I'll take reading about monsters and exotic creatures over reading about pony races.
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>>37139415
>Nothing about changling's
Aw dang guy's, looks like we are going to have to go back to the other book!
Actually though, if >>37139453 didn't include that spoiler about Therstrals I wouldn't think this book had changlings in it, so I doubt Anon would either. So it would make sense for him to go back to the Silver Quill's guide instead.
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>>37139433
That's only true if you take the common-sense perspective that Chrysalis is mother to her drones as well as Queen, and that disguising and feeding on love is part of the changelings' nature that could be reformed but never stopped.

The Haberverse destroyed both these assumptions by reducing Chrysalis' motivations to "she's evil", never definitively stating that she's a mom, and allowing every changeling to undergo a bullshit transformation into a "good" gaydeer.
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At a glance, it almost looks like they're making eye contact.
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>>37138428
smugg





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