Reunited EditionThe pic that started it all: https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37443253/ https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37447036/Previous thread: https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/37567381/Alternative thread: https://nhnb.org/fim/res/2295.html>What is a snowpity?https://snowpity.com/The Great Snowpony Expeditionhttps://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37474157/Reading material:>Anon and Frosty Flakeshttps://ponepaste.org/5609https://ponepaste.org/5640>Comfy lore snippetshttps://ponepaste.org/5652https://ponepaste.org/5650https://ponepaste.org/5664>Cirrus Wisp and Fillyhttps://ponepaste.org/5662>Bury Me in Whitehttps://ponepaste.org/5648>Surehoof's First Ice Stephttps://ponepaste.org/5689>A cute (hopefully) snow pone shorthttps://ponepaste.org/5682>Frost Fringed Letters [WIP]https://ponepaste.org/5678>My Winter Stormhttps://ponepaste.org/5713Kinderquestria Greenshttps://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37475222/https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37475226/
>>37632648Has it been a week already.
>>37632648Neat, time to enjoy some nice snoemares
New pic by marbo
Wonderful to see a new thread, I'm going to welcome it with new art
>>37632715Evergreen hiding under Comfy Cozy is cute enough to be a weapon. Never noticed she had frostbitten ears before.
from the drawthread, a little blob pretending to be a snowpone
>>37632711>>37632715Cute art already, man have I missed the snowpones.
>>37632715That's so comfy>ywn wake up in your igloo surrounded by your snowpone family
>>37632781He'll fit right in
>>37632781Guess sitting in the snowbank overnight got to her head.
>>37632715I took a different approach on this one and sketched it out on paper first. I think the sketch looks nice too even though the camera sucks. Also feel free as always to give me requests
>>37632711Yes. Yes I do.
>>37632922Honestly the sketch makes it look like it was taken with an old timey camera.
>>37632922>Also feel free as always to give me requestsI'm addicted to pone-puffin interaction.Can I ask for snowfoals and puffins sledding down a snow hill?
>>37632922Twilight or some other Equestrian delegation looking on in shock and horror as the snowponies happily give offerings to a windigo that randomly came into the village.
>>37632954Speaking of puffins, Puffins' foal carrier is very cute and I need more of them.
>>37632922>>37632968Puffins' foal sledding from the hill with puffins along?
>>37632922Snowponies surfing an avalanche.
>>37632954>They collectively nursed an injured puffin back to help but want to make sure it has the best possible start to fly again.>One of the foals places the puffin on her head while the others make flapping motions with their forelegs as they start sledding down.>The other puffins they brought for moral support take off one by one and look down at the last puffin.>As they're about to reach the bottom, the snowfoal with it on her head gives a little jump on the sled, tossing the puffin into the air.>With a few tentative flaps, it first glides and then joins its fellows in flying.>When the foals reach the bottom, they look up in wonderment at their friend now happily flitting about.>Before it alights in front of the snowfoal who carried it.>The group collectively hug the little bird as the other puffins crowd around them.Had to share what I think is a cute little thought. Snowfoal-puffin interactions are pure joy.
>>37633002I love you Anon, full homo
>>37632711Are they talking to regular anons or wild buff naked anon?
>>37633029Definitely naked anon
>>37632967I need this.Or how about the cmc interacting with snowfoals?
M1: Moroza/MorozkaM4: RusalkaL4: HoarfrostE3: Riddle RimeJ4: Secret GroveJ5: Silent GroveJ6: Bleak BrumeK6: Powdermane
>>37633054Early seasons CMC trying to get their cutie marks with the Tundra Trekkers.
>>37633065This is a winning green
Friend drawed a snowponer!
>>37633080Cute and snuggable.
i need a snowponer 3d file so i can print it!
it's taking a little longer than expected look at these puffins for right now
>>37633394I love everything about this picture.
>>37632715>>37632922>Their manes match the snow bunnies.That's heckin adorable.>Seals>Snowbunnies>PuffinsIt'd be neat if tribes had an animal they had a particular affinity with.Puffin tribe, seal tribe, etc.What other kind of cold weather animals are there? I think i've seen some snowpony art with a wolf.
>>37632656I barely keep up with the regular MARES threads, but the snowmobiles are also super adorable. What do?
>>37633485But there's so many of them and I have so many threads and pics to catch up!
>>37633527The threads aren’t lightning fast anymore, take your time catching up and enjoying all the mares, especially your favorite one
>>37632954>>37632968>>37632990>>37632996I did a little bit of everything and now I must rest for a bit
>>37633579>puffin in the filly holsterI love you so much
>>37633579This is amazing
>>37632711>>37632715>>37632922>>37633080>>37633394>>37633579This is why I love these threads so much.
>>37633579This looks so much fun
>>37633579This is best thing.
>>37633579>those happy puffins>chick in the foal holster>maresI literally shed tears. This is amazing!
>>37633579Thank you so much Anon.
>>37633579Looks really damn good.
>>37633579Reposting the song music fag made for Snowpony and her seal friend since i feel it fitting for sledding.https://u.smutty.horse/mdccbdwygvw.mp3
>>37633758>>37633579The high notes are the filly in the back screaming.
>>37633579>Snowponies that live near large hills or mountains regularly trigger avalanches in a relatively controlled manner before enough snow builds up for it to be a major problem.>The younger and more adventurous members of the tribe use it as an excuse to go sledding.
>>37633460There are also arctic foxes, but I dunno how would the fit into the setting.
>>37633986I'm not sure how well it'd fit, either, but I still like the idea of, for example, Frozen Harvest training a small pack of arctic foxes to assist her in finding roots. She keeps a small pouch of stroganina on her when she goes out with them, for rewards when they find the roots. Though they often wind up playing with each other and sometimes trying to get Frozen involved, it's good to have them if even only for the company. And some might nip off with the fishermares, hoping to get a fresh treat.
>>37634088But arctic foxes steal fishehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqCwSUYS5Dc
>>37634112he earned that, how dare you
>>37634112>English subtitlesNice, I don't have to pester vodkanons for translations.
>>37634463>can see snowpityyes pls
love the snowmares>>37634463SHOW
>>37634463Snowmare no... the snowpity stockmarket will fall if you do that
>>37634376It's perfection 10/10
>>37633579Screaming filly will get a screaming cutiemark at this point
>>37634463My heart, she’s so adorable!>>37633579Look at them all having a great time!Captcha: 4XJ0Y
>>37632648>Your average snowpony loverThey also stink like snow
>>37634924Get that trashy hoebag away from the snowpities! Also, what industrial hell are you stuck in where snow smells bad?
>>37634958>what industrial hell are you stuck in where snow smells badA place were snow is stinky anon.
>>37633460I haven't seen any Narwhals and I've only seen one "polar bear"
>>37634924The snow stink?
>>37634088>>37634112Aww, thats so cute.
>>37634961>you don't need to tell me what happened, but you have to eat all the snow.
Headcanon: Snowpony bodies absorb the warmth from their breath before they exhale. Visible breath is believed to be a sign of illness, because it is thought the body is attempting to cool down a fever by expelling excess heat.
>they circumpitied herNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>>37636149OMG THEY SHAVED FROSTY FLAKES! QUICK, SNUGGLE HER SO SHE DOESN'T GET COLD!!
>>37632715>>37632711>>37633080All amazing!>>37633579In particular!Damn it feels good to be back!
>>37636146>>37636149They're peeled! We need Bundle Up quick
I'll do more drawings later today but have a practice animation I did a couple days ago, I will get gud one of these days dammit
>>37636414This is actually pretty good
>>37636414your work is always really great.
I know snowpones aren't for lewd but I want to wrap my arms around her from behind and tenderly make snowfoals
>>37636414Look at her go!
>>37636414That day is today my dude, that looks good to me.
>>37636440Please use the download buttons, anon.
Any thoughts or headcannons on what the snowponies do on Nightmare Night? I like to think the nights are particularly scary so they huddle together and tell scary stories
>>37636660I imagine the fishermares have thought up more than a few stories about horrifying sea monsters lurking under the ice. Mostly as an excuse to stay at the village when the rare thunderstorm blows in, but they also make for good fireside tales.
Just showed up today. Going to brew a cup in a bit and see how it is
>>37636660>when the windigoes first came, most tribes that stayed north became the ancestors of the cute snowponers>but one band was driven into violent fury by the windigoes>rare glimpses of this tribe are sometimes made at night or on exceptionally still days by travellers or fishermares close to shore in really remote areas>unwary travellers have disappeared with no trace of predators or obviously foul play, only for bodies to turn up in...nasty shapehttps://youtu.be/D-UbAXpaR18
>>37636739oh shit, tea time?
I missed my little snowpity friends. The weather's starting to get less warm around here so they are a welcome sight.
>>37636739Alright, just brewed up a cup. 2tsp, 100°C, 3 min.Scent reminds me of sugar cookies and some Celestial Seasonings tea I can't place my finger on.Taste wise, the forest berries hit on the front end, giving way to some nice earthiness. Very well rounded and easy drinking. A cozy cup for a cold winter's day
>>37637102Treasure that tin!>>37636799They warm the heart.
>>37636660I have an idea, Satan, though it pulls somewhat from real world views of this time of year.Snowpones have always lived with the wild variations in day and night length that comes with the place they inhabit. They've learned to live with it, to adapt. But there was a time when even the noble and hardy spirits of the snowpones were tried. Night has always been a time where the veil separating the spirits from the snowpones was at its weakest. It's why, when they gather at Snowpitt to call the spirits of their dead to them, it's done at night. It's why some shamans will say they prefer to go out into the world at night, so the spirits are better illuminated by the gentler light of the moon. When the long night of the colder seasons of the year set in, it's a time of difficulty where the environment becomes harsher and food scarcer but it's also a period of reflection, to commune more clearly with the land. But it wasn't always so.Long ago, when the Great Pony of the Sky still flew so beautifully across it, tending to the jewels she'd wept forth that guided the snowpones on their way, there came a time when she could not be found. Explanations were sought and where some said the windigos had conspired to trick her into abandoning them, others fretted that they had done something to displease her. Why wouldn't they think so? A sickly black scar had formed across the moon, dimming its light and gazing down balefully upon them. Still others said that the constellation titans, those terrible beasts, had grown jealous of how she was adored and took her from the world to be locked in a prison set into the womb that had birthed her.But the shamans disagreed; neither windigo nor displeasure, nor any monster of the sky had taken her from them. It was hatred mingled with despair that had gripped her heart, and a darkness more alien even than the creatures of the far north. It was Almighty Sky who had taken her from them - taken to sleep in that place the Great Mother had offered up to the heavens that together with her beloved would birth their Great Pony.It was little comfort to the poor snowpones who looked to the night sky and felt a shiver pass through them at the stars sitting so... wrong. As if they'd been carelessly cast forth by a hoof too inexperienced to know of their proper places. It was a time of far greater hardship than the snowpones could recall.But worst was how restless the spirits of the world had grown. The snowpones beseeched their eternal guides, the Earth and Sky but both now kept their vigil upon their daughter. What could they do?
>>37637320Songs and stories had always lain at the heart of snowpone society. Many, however, found their hearts too heavy to speak of those better times, of their plenty and their gladness. How else could it be? Beyond the villages, in the places of the world where the spirits spoke to few and were calmed and tended by them, the scar of the moon obscured its gentle, guiding light. More ancient and more wicked things stirred once more and rose to torment snowpones who ventured too far from their refuges alone.But when those spirits began to crowd about the villages, something had to be done. Old traditions were adapted - where once stories were told to warm the heart, not they were shared to steel it. The spirits would see that snowpones were no cowards and even when brought to face their worst fears, would stand just as proud and strong. Foals, particularly, would sit about the communal fire pits and challenge each other to test their mettle.Whether the spirits shied away from those displays of courage or in fear of the tales themselves, none can say. But as the years passed and the stories that were crafted were handed down, added to, and refined, the more treacherous spirits of the land began to be seen as far less frightening than anything the snowpone heart could conjure up.In time, forced to adapt once again, the shamans and tenders of the wild places of the earth found new ways to soothe the spirits and learned to live with the land once more. While stories were still shared on that night the Great Pony was taken from them, being drawn closer together once more had made many snowpones find a new appreciation for their friends and loved ones. The peace that radiated from the villages quieted the malicious spirits who, without easy prey to nourish them, retreated to the small parts of the world they once called their own.Now the stories are still told around fires, together, on that night. To remind themselves always that fear can never overcome the snowpone spirit.Just a silly little idea, I’m sure others can come up with better. Hopefully it might offer a little inspiration, at least.
>>37637102wonderful, I'm sure Pine would love some
>>37637320>>37637335Nice lore ideas. I like the spirit aspect of snowponies, and the importance of the sky to their culture.
>>37636716Maybe there's an Ursa Major equivalent up in the north. Cetus? Or Pisces?
>>37637335>>37637320That was beautifully written anon.>>37637637Pisces was floated previously.I think other than that the only ones that would be native to the climate would be Hydra (Sea serpent) and Cetus (Whale).Whats the deal with those anyway, are they singular spirits or regular albiet rare creatures.
Guys, we already has a large corpus of written lore and plenty of pics from all the threads.Maybe we can put all of this together and make something likehttps://www.amazon.com/HORSE-PUSSY-fanfic-Black-White/dp/1660812933/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=horse+pussy&sr=8-1only this time it will be like some kind of wholesome book of fairytales that can be enjoyed by the whole family?
>>37637811Hmm a collection of Snowpone folk tales. Sounds nice.
>>37637811Hell yeah, but I can only help in the art department. I am very terrible at formatting and writing
>>37637811Only if proceeds go to charity.
>>37637876Anons somehow published Horse Pussy through amazon at the the most minimal cost for a book as was possible.Dunno what other options there were. Maybe you can tell amazon to direct money to charity?
>>37636739Do you think Frostbite gets her emergency tea from Pine Ponder?
We can maybe go with this format >>37637840or another format where text is inserted into the picture. I don't mind reformatting some drawings to better fit a book. I would just need help with the text.
>>37638258The other format I was talking about
>>37638258>>37638262Using both would be the best way to do this, book usually use both in the same book after all.
>>37635214Go outside rn anon, grab some snow and smell it.
>>37638508Anon please explain where your stinky snow is
>>37636739Where'd you get the cozy Tea, anon?
>>37638775As i said, GO OUT AND SNIFF SOME FUCKING SNOW ANON. YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ME.
>>37638258Small storybook Frosty illustration is unfathomably adorable.
I need.....I NEED.....angry naked anon chasing terrified looking wendigos
>>37638813Anon.....Have you been smelling snow from Snowpitt's latrine? Your fetish is safe with us
i missed them so much, glad they're back
a bit of a long shot but if you're the anon who originally wrote this or want to try continuing it, I would be very appreciative. or do a draw?>The crystal guard jumped at a sharp knock on the gate.>A visitor?>At the front gate?>But visitors always arrive by rail!>Traveling to the empire by hoof was dangerous at the best of times.>That he was even stationed here was mostly a formality, a holdover from their ancient fear of the evil King Sombra.>He cautiously slid the viewing port open and saw a... mare?>Just an ordinary greyish-tan earth pony standing casually in the hoof-deep snow, her mane buffeted by the punishing winds beyond the barrier.>The guard had to resist the urge to gawk.>How was she even still alive!?>Trying not to let his ears fold back, he nonetheless couldn't prevent the fear and confusion from creeping into his voice.>"W-Who goes there? State your business!">She smiled and raised a friendly hoof toward what little she could see of his face."Hello! I am called Frosty Flakes of the Eskimare. I am come on behalf of Chieftain Baba. Will you allow my entry to express greetings to your leaders from my people?">By the Sun and Moon, the mare wasn't even shivering!>"What... ARE you?">The words were out of his snout before he could stop himself.>She tilted her head with an inquisitive look.[4:27 AM]"Um, I am a pony? As I said, of the Eskimare snowpony tribe. Do you have difficulty seeing me? Is this improved?">She stepped a bit closer and turned sideways with a hopeful smile.>There was a simple satchel draped across her withers and a simple sash in her mane, but she wore nothing else.>No protective gear.>No winterized boots.>Not even a bucking scarf.>Deeply unnerved, the guard mumbled something unintelligible and promptly galloped away to find his superior officer.>Some time passed and poor Frosty Flakes was starting to get a little bored and more than a little worried.>Had she made some mistake of etiquette?>Or were the old teaching ballads mistaken?>Maybe the gemponies were not as welcoming as they had believed.>She had been so looking forward to reconnecting with their ancient allies, too.>But eventually the news made its way up the chain of command, was confirmed not to be a poorly conceived joke, and an official decision was made.>Shining Armor himself led a squad of guard ponies to escort her to the Princess.>They hoped the mare would consider it a sign of respect, but truth be told Shining was more concerned with the threat of trickery than honoring this mysterious ambassador. >So when two guards swung the heavy metal bar up and the big doors slowly creaked open, it was really no wonder Shining reacted the way he did.>The moment the doors opened, Frosty let out a delighted squee and trotted forward, raising a hoof to give the former captain a hug of greeting.>There was a flash of purple light and next thing she knew she was lying on the ground with a half dozen spears pointed at her muzzle.
>>37638957oops, it got a little fuckt while pasting...
>>37637905You just take the money after cost and give it to charity. That is it. If a download nets you a quarter after expenses, you give out said quarter. If the book nets you two bucks, give out two bucks. Let whoever ends up running it get it as a tax write off for the hassle.
>>37637102That sounds delightful, where did you get this tea?
tfw should be drawing spooky stuff but I cant stop drawing cute snowponies
>>37639405obviously this means you should draw spooky cute snowponies. I'm sure they've got nightmare night traditions, though it might just be another "walk around the tundra for a bit with fire just to make sure nothing spooky's about" or "let's go visit the local wendigo to make sure they're getting enough of the argument boot to eat".
Necroing a post from the last thread because I didn't get to respond to it before it died...>>37605172>Should be edgy, but I like how it make Snowpony more otherworldly compared to happy-go-lucky equestrian horses.>Like if they were borderline on being Fae.I think that's one of the reasons I love these threads so much. They capture the feeling I had of 2010-2011 Equestria where everything is cute and happy initially - you have all these snowpons being silly and blushy and stealing fish or boots or whatever... but then you stop and you look. And just below the surface, there's this slightly eerie, slightly hard-edged, slightly sorrowful cast to the whole world. It's a place where colts and fillies can gallop and giggle and play hide-and-seek amid the trees, but also a place where they come when their mothers call lest the wolves or older things catch them straying. Where they make friends (or at least, allies) of Windigoes, but also call the dead who could not be protected. Where old clanmothers tell tales to gathered family beside roaring fires, but the tales are of those who are no longer there to tell them themselves.It's not a grimderp edgefest, but not saccharinely stifling either. The two elements offset and highlight each other, and in doing so reach perfect balance.
>>37639501>casual necromancyI don't know, someone might abuse it
>>37639501Same here, the balance is just about perfect. A healthy dollop of dark and creepy makes the cute and wonderful all the better, the contrast brings out the best of both.>>37637811>>37638258>>37638262>snowpone story bookOh I would simply have to get that, what an amazing idea.Ha*bro wouldn't try and meddle with it would they?
>>37639542Its not that kind.Just attracting earthbound spirits so that they don't have to remain earthbound.
>>37637811that would be fucking awesome I want this happen I will help any way I can
Does Luna visit the little snowfoals on nightmare night? I wonder what their view of Nightmare Moon in general is?
>>37639690Luna kept getting caught in their dream catchers so she stopped visiting
Pony finds some green stuff sticking out of the snow.Intrigues her.Remebers tales of grass and the old ways of eating. Can't hurt to try she thinks.Bubbles off a bit.Frozen.Go figure.As it thaws she can taste it.It's good.Gnaws at it but can't crunch thru its center.Outer bits are still good.Notices that it is attached to a HUGE root.All green.She is going to have to get some help bringing this back to the tribe.
Rolled 75 (1d88)>>37632656
>>37637335>>37637320Do you think that snowpony shamans knew that the Day of Darkness would come again in a thousand years, and prepared for it, discovering the rituals and passing them down to, one day soon, unknowingly assist the ponies of the warm lands in bringing Great Pony of the Sky back?
>>37639501Snowpony lands: where spirits of icy hatred lurk just beyond the door... and where you placate them byscreaming at a boot.
>>37639405>When young shaman apprentices are first taught about how to call to spirits, they are usually started out with those of foals.>Such spirits come quickly when called and are eager to please, although lack the patience and wisdom of their older counterparts.>They make good playmates though.
>>37639405I love the lighting here! >>37640144Nice colorless snowmare is a qt
>>37638790>>37639321https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=191237Made by our own Chartanon, I believe.
>>37639803Is the implication that this is anon?
>>37632648Glad to see you back snowponyI don't even read all of the thread but the board is not the same without you
>>37639405Who is this filly and why does she wander the tundra alone?
>>37640509Clearly an apprentice shaman learning to call to lost wandering spirits or summon them from the beyond
>>37638262>>37638258Both of these formats seem absolutely perfect for snowponies, especially with all the painting / sketch style art they've been getting.
>>37640129Equestrians tell a tale of how "the stars will aid in her escape" but they had the wrong of it. Snowponies knew that the stars would light the way home for her. Whispered on the wind was the knowledge gleaned by the shamans of her return on that day, long in the future. A day of calling but not to the resting places of their dead, rather it would be toward the sky. When the Day of Darkness would come and the terrible black scar of the moon would bleed forth and smother the light of the sun, the shamans would know the day of returning had finally arrived.They would bring every tribe from every corner of their lands together, call out to the spirits of sea and land and sky, even the spirits of the long departed shamans who had long ago imparted the knowledge. For just as the Great Pony had guided them safely and surely home on so many nights, they would now do the same for her. For she had gathered the darkness of the moon's scar unto herself and descended upon the world once more. To where, none save the oldest and wisest shamans knew. Even so, not a snowpony felt their voice wanting as they called out and sent forth their love to the stars that now thrummed with anticipation in the dark day's sky.>>37640139>>37640595I really like these ideas and tying them back to pic related. Perhaps the snowfoal she was tasked with calling had been taken from the world in a way that left her frightened. Stirring from her resting place meant facing a cruel and careless land. But learning to soothe such spirits is an important thing for apprentice shamans to learn and those that're called to learn and chosen for their kind hearts and thoughtful natures.So, the apprentice in these images tried all she could to call forth the filly. No matter how long she remained around that place, there was no sight of the spirit only the feeling of it stirring now and then. Dejected, she returned to her mentor and confessed her failure. Though failure it was not, for even the oldest shamans might sometimes have to pause and consider a more personal approach. What did the apprentice know of the spirit filly?
>>37640677Not much that might be of use; the filly was a gentle soul who loved to play with her friends and had shown great promise as an ice sculptor, often creating gifts for those she loved. The apprentice shaman knew little enough of carving ice but, on the advice of her mentor, set a plan of her own making into motion.In a cave near the place the filly was laid, she took tools and single-hoofedly pulled a slab of ice. There, the clinking and scraping of metal of ice echoed out from the cave but still, there was no sign of the filly's spirit. Recalling the lesson that patience was just as important as love when calling spirits, the apprentice shaman finished her work and lay herself down for the night. Perhaps staying near would help convince the filly somepony cared for her. And, if she was lucky, distract from what she thought a poor and crude carving.It was the next day she awoke to curious noises - delicate clinking and careful scraping, as if somepony was tampering with her sculpture. Horrified that her work might be destroyed, she leapt from her sleeping place and turned to face whoever it might be.It being the spirit filly, the ice pick in her mouth, tapping away at the sculpture that now was beginning to look far more elegant. Upon the approach of the apprentice shaman, the spirit filly gasped and dropped the pick. She was sorry! She didn't mean to undo the other filly's work! It... It's just been so long since she's put pick to ice. So long since she's had the joy of creating a sculpture of one of her friends.And all the while the apprentice shaman approaches, slowly, carefully, until she was by the spirit filly's side, sharing the warmth of her body. There's a sniffle by her side followed by the strange, ethereal sensation of the spirit leaning against her but not quite passing through her. And she asks: would the filly like to see her friends once more. They're a little older now but they'd surely love to know their friend is at peace and happy.The two would return to the cave many times, to finish that sculpture and so that the spirit filly could show the apprentice shaman the ways of carving ice. A sculpture the shaman was surprised to see take on a very familiar shape. But no trip was so filled with joy and the love of friendship than spirit filly's first journey home. It'd been so long since she'd felt another by her side and shared in the simple laughter that only the kindness and care of that friendship could spill forth.
>>37640683Noooo! Anon, my heart!
>>37640714Ants have a very distinct smell, but it is weak.Snow however, just smells of whatever is mixed into it. Soot, exhausts of various kinds, spores and pollens.
>>37640677>>37640683What a lovely story. I like this lore very much.
>>37640677>>37640683These bittersweet ideas are nice.
>>37641890unwanted booping isn't okayI really liked that one anon's idea of Bundled Up being the village "big sis" to the fillies. Its so sweet.
>>37641898but it's right there!
>>37638834I need this too
>>37632967I was working on this but accidently turned into a full on short comic so it's going to take a while. Until then have this
What's the general poplatuion of snowmares we talk and post about?Is it just this group or are there more? Do they work in clans or tribes, with councils guiding them? And at that point, what other tribal elements can we incorporate to make these snowpone societies more fleshed out?
>>37642496the excitement is building!
>>37642504The main OCs are probably one or a couple tribes. Personally, I'd imagine the snowpones are around and north of the Crystal Empire. The southernmost tribes are permanently settled while the northernmost are migratory, with a mix of both at in between latitudesSnowpitt is a village in the middle that also serves as a central ceremonial ground for all tribes. Pic related is one of the more southerly groups
>>37642504The main village is called Snowpitt but there's most likely a bunch of villages across the Frozen North. I think it would make sense that they have a trading system with the other tribes rather than a currency system.
>>37642496>basket of fluffy rabbit fluffmy godimagine how soft that would be
>>37642496Very nice. I love how you can clearly tell the personalities of all those cute snowponies.>accidently turned into a full on short comicI am extremely hyped now. I bet it'll be great.>>37642536This is some great world building.
>>37636414what software do you use?
>>37642536>>37642540Seems to be a common thing for fantasy settings if there's a cold north segment of a world, but not that it's a bad thing. I find it really comfy. The feeling of the more north you go, the more mythical or fantastical it gets. There are even stories of the most northern groups or tribes having qualities that differentiates them. This might be the reason why snowpones enjoy going on expeditions to go even farther north, coming back with stories to tell their village around the fire. Without connecting it too much to other settings coughFaeruncough I would say there's definitely a number of settled towns or villages along the more settled south,, all joined through a loose confederation. While each tribe, clan or village is exemplified through their qualities, it's this unity that gives their federation the name of something we should decide on
>>37642603I use photoshop for my drawings but I would not recommend using it for animations. I only did it because I'm most comfortable with it. With a help of a base I did the different frames, saved them out individually and just plugged them into ezgif
>>37642635>federationfuck no and fuck you
>>37642654Bit of a strong reaction there anon. What's wrong with a tribal confederation? Show us on the doll where it touched you.Anyway, I'd say that regardless of any closer status between tribes/villages, there's pan-tribal ceremonies at Snowpitt no more than once or twice a year. Some ceremonies are less frequent.
>>37642654Why's that?>>37642676While I do like the idea being pretty much independent, I do like the idea of them joining for a ritual or ceremony.
>>37642504There's at least three different types of tribes, nomad, taiga, and igloo. Igloo snowpones are the most built up right now, with characters and lore and such. Outside of where each tribe lives, the main differences between them are mostly their types of homes with slight differences in their ways of life. Other than some brisk trading, they're almost entirely independent from one another except during key times of the year, where they gather for ceremonies and frivolity.
>>37642504>>37642536>>37642540>>37642711>>37642676I like the idea of a central 'Snowpitt' settlement that they gather at for communal ceremonies, events and trade, but otherwise live in distinct tribes that specialise in certain things.Kind of like how the apple family specialises in, apples, and it seems like a natural extension of the influence cutie marks have on pony society.Take main equestria as an example.>Earth ponies farm, Apple family farms apples, one particular member of the family makes bomb ass apple fritters.To come up with an example for the snow ponies>They have a connection with spirits(whether they be animal, land, pony or 'other' like windigo)*, one particular tribe communes with snowbunnies >>37642496 , one member of the tribe is able to get the best quality fur from her charges.*A bit presumptuous but i feel that traditional earth pony magic being distorted from the physical properties of the land such as growth of plants, over to the more spiritual aspect of things due to the presence / influence of windigo is a good explanation for a lot of the headcanon we've been coming up with.I will admit this mostly arises from my related headcanon that crystal ponies arose from a similar situation, that being earth ponies living for an extended period with the crystal heart routinely coating them eventually led to the birth of a 'natural' crystal pony.TLDR: Earth ponies are highly adaptable to their environments.
>>37642676>>37642686Snowponies are isolated from "modern" Equestria, they would have no need to form any kind of unified semi-political body. They’re a big, disparate family that doesn’t need governance to be unified. That’s why the windigos are able to be placated. Instead of Snowpitt being the political center of snowponies, it’s more like grandma’s house where Baba Hooves knows best.
>>37642788Honestly, I think some Earth ponies in general overlap with Unicorns in tapping into spiritual or fundamental, "basic" magics (i.e. Pinkie Pie's reality warping and 4th wall stuff). They just express/use it differently than Unicorns.
>>37642788>>37642857Since the first threads, the common consensus has been that snowponies have some affinity and/or control over snow and ice. Whether that be navigating it, shaping it, whatever, their magic is expressed in relation to their environment. Because earth pony magic represents a degree of control or connection to nature but the snowpony expression of that magic isn't the same as Equestrian earth ponies. You can easily incorporate an affinity for communing with spirits because they're innately tied to nature and I think that gives the kind of primitive and more fundamental feeling that people have been enjoying when it comes to snowponies. Tribes having an affinity for specific animals came up earlier in the thread and it fits perfectly with that, too.Pine Ponder, I feel is a good exemplar of it; as an arborist she tends to the trees that surround her village, as well as the spirits that dwell among them. Conifer cones aren't just beautiful in their own right but are seed carriers and so represent new life and new potential. Even her journey to the crystal forest demonstrates just how seriously she takes her duty but even that's seeking the assistance of the land mixed with something ethereal and more abstract.>TLDR: Earth ponies are highly adaptable to their environments.I'd say that Equestrian earth ponies are good at adapting their environments to themselves whereas snowponies sort of combine adapting to and adapting the environment. You see it in their relation to snow and ice but also things like their adeptness at foraging, rather than growing crops as their environment largely doesn't permit that. And again, that ties back to spirits; rather than banishing the windigos, the snowponies have found their own way of dealing with them. Depending of what ideas that've come up in the threads you want to go with, you could even say the relationship is almost symbiotic.
So, I'm kind of behind here, but has anyone been making sure all this fantastic art is getting booru'd so we don't lose it? Because I'm fairly sure there's some missing already.
>>37643019I've been handling it every few days or so.
>>37643019I personally have been saving most/all of the art just to have it, but it would be nice to have a pastebin or whatever it is they use for the drawthread.
>>37642676I realized I didn't quite phrase this right. The tribe that inhabits Snowpitt has there own ceremonies, as do the other tribes. There are ceremonies for all tribes that occur annualy, maybe one or two. Other pan-tribal ceremonies happen less frequently.
>>37642711Nice a map, I think it makes sense that different tribes have different homes dependent on the available material around them. The tribes that live in the pine forest could be the main supplier of wood and I imagine the tribes that live closer to the rivers would supply boats and fish.
>>37643258Yes! Its perfect!
Oh look, a snowpone game.I'm using Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind for this. It's pretty much the perfect engine for a snowpone game (imo) in terms of storytelling and setting, so I experimented with what I can do by modding the game. Pic related is my result. Picked out some random portraits as well as one of my favorite art and boom. Converting the images to .dds is annoying and results in darker images, however just being able to confirm an actual snowpone mod excites me. I'm willing to go diving into the files to see everything I can possibly modify.Oh, and obviously ignore the event text and names, I haven't found out which respective files hold the localization and whatnot.
>>37643067>>37643068Awesome, that's great to hear. I'd be willing to help, just didn't want to mess with everyone else's progress.
>>37643283Also before doing literally any further modding I need assets from all the amazing art you guys make, so I guess this means I gotta go thread diving.
>>37643283One day there'll be a decent King of Pony's Pass.
>>37643340I'm modding Six Ages simply because I finished it recently and just wanted to see what I could do with it.If I ever make progress on actually making a pony mod, I'll have to decide on KoDP or Six Ages. KoDP seems very easy to mod however, it doesn't look like I have to convert files. I might get on that tonight actually.
its been a while but I've finally finished this mare
>>37643506>ears Did she also get frost bitten?
>>37643506She looks great!
The snowpony storybook idea made me imagine the book existing in-universe, but due to the rest of Equestria not knowing that snowponies actually exist, they're captivated by what they believe to be fantasy stories.
>>37643258I wish to scream with the snowmares>>37643283Looks awesome so far, I wouldn't mind doing some more portraits and scenes. Though I don't know the exact dimensions used in the game and the scenes needed. I'm sure there's a lot but I'll look into it.
>>37642496Bundle Up is such a sweetie.
>>37643258lol forgive my autism but for some reason I imagine the expedition anons have no clue about wild anon and knowing snow ponies seem to dislike boots one of the expedition anons plays around and chases snow fillies around with two boots on his hands and a boot on his head causing one of the snow fillies to run to a leader of the snow pony party who is wearing a butt whistle and blow into it much to the horror of the snow mare leader. Then expedition anon gets confused when the snow fillies go from scared to happy and the snow mares are frantically waving their hooves and making a stop motion not knowing wild anon is standing right behind him menacingly.
Here's what a snowpone King of Dragon Pass looks like. Despite being more archaic and less modern, the game is MUCH more easily moddable, I might stick to this going forward.>>37643574I would appreciate it immensely. I included your portrait of Frosty Flakes and it already looks perfect in-game, since it's transparent.
Here's a screenshot of the clan screen.
>>37642639photoshop huh, what brushes you use?
>>37643894>>37643574Oh and your question about dimensions. KoDP portraits are smol, being only 77x101. Scenes (like in >>37643894) are 480x270.Six Ages portraits are obviously larger, but I probably won't be using that game anymore. Not unless I encounter something in KoDP that makes continuing this potential project impossible. That's something I didn't even ask about too, would any of you be interested in me continuing this?
>>37642635Snowmare TFH character fund it
>>37643068based snowpony collector
>>37643283theres already snowpony mods?
>>37643283>>37643894>>37643901This looks really good.
>>37643982I'd certainly be interested. >>37643976Most of the time I'm lazy and just use the default hard round brush with just some pressure opacity. Occasionally I will use brushes I've downloaded from places like deviantart a while ago but I don't remember where I exactly got them from.
>>37644025huh would have figured its just a squarekind of brush but looks like you use a roundbrush with next to no tapering. works well for style mimicry of the show with the thicker outlines
>>37644025>Most of the time I'm lazy and just use the default hard round brush with just some pressure opacity>does stuff like picrelatedPainters are witchcraft, witchcraft, I tell ya.
Don't know if anon ever finished making a video for this https://u.smutty.horse/mdguhhwstmt.flacBut I went ahead and did, even if it's not quite as snowmare-themed as it could be https://u.smutty.horse/mdmsbtueoty.mp4 Snowmares have really brightened up my year; all this wonderful content has gotten me back into creating pony on the regular. To keep it brief, thanks for all the fish.>>37643283>>37643894Man, this hits so right. Would love to see you continue this.
Hey guys, I'd started a little green on the old Snowpony Expedition thread a while ago, and am finally back to continue it. Here's the story if you'd like to read it. https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/37474157/#37495175>>37644115That was a very comfy video anon, made me feel warm inside!
>>37644130"I flew for a reeeeaaaally long time, pretty much the whole day yesterday.""I actually came with a friend of mine, but he had to head back home.">"So you've been alone this whole time? Weren't you scared?">Terrified, actually, but she doesn't need to know that."Of course not! I can handle anything, even on my own.">Meadow nodded her head.>"We have that much in common then, I'm used to being on my own as well.""You are? Don't you have anypony looking after you?">"There's no need, I'm perfectly capable of fending for myself, even here in the Southern Reaches.">That's what this place is called? The Great Dash Plains is a WAY better name.>"It's an important responsibility for all villagers to do their part in ensuring the survival of our village.">"From a young age, we're taught that only by working together can we succeed.">Meadow proudly puffs up her chest and stomps her hooves, almost like she's imitating somepony in particular.>"Every pony has a role to play, and my task is apprenticing under my older sister, Tundra Tracker, our village's main gatherer.">Her eyes are shimmering, she must really look up to her sister.>"Tundra is the strongest, most resilient pony I know, she's always on the move, looking out for our home.">"She's also one of the few ponies who can handle trekking through the blizzards that divide our village and our sister tribes further north.">Sounds like there's far more snowponies than anypony could have expected.>To think they'd gone unnoticed for so long without being discovered.>"In fact, she started on a journey not too long ago, with a small group to meet with the village of Snowpitt, our closest neighbor."
>>37644134"I getcha, so she hasn't been around lately then, huh?">"She's been gone for a while, but we received a letter saying she would be coming home soon.">"In fact, she was supposed to be coming back home today, I wanted to find something to surprise her with.""So that's why you're out here exploring then?">"That's right, the south is unknown to all of us, even Tundra, so I was hoping to find something unique to bring back.""Looks like you lucked out then, kid, cause you found the most unique pony ever!">"Hey, you're right, you are pretty unique! I've definitely never seen a pony with wings before, or with such bright colors.""Well, my wings and my color aren't so uncommon back where I'm from, but what is unique is my speed!">"Oh yeah, you said you were the fastest flier in Equestria, right?""That's right, I'm kind of a natural when it comes to going fast.">"That's pretty neat, I could use some practice when it comes to searching quickly, it took me a while to get here.""I'd be happy to give you some pointers, flying is my specialty but I'm a pretty good runner, too.">*grumble*"But first, I'd really like something to eat, I haven't eaten in days.">"Oh, that's no problem, I've got some food stored away not too far from here, I'd be glad to share with you.">Oh thank Celestia, it's only been a day but I feel like I haven't eaten in years!"That'd be great!">"Alright, we'd better get going then, the sun won't last too much longer.">...I thought it was morning and the sun was still rising.>Guess I really am a heavy sleeper.
>>37644136>"So you were just flying non-stop the whole day?""Yeah, I figured I'd hit something eventually, so I just kept going until I tired out.">"I suppose to somepony not used to seeing the landscape, it can all look the same.""How could it not, just look around here! It's all just bright untouched snow everywhere you look!>"I can understand that, but there are always subtle differences in the snow and the air, no two places are ever exactly the same.">"That's what Tundra always told me, anyways.""So what makes this place look any different from where we met up?">She cocks an eyebrow.>"You mean apart from the hoofprints I made earlier that we're following?""Oh, uh, y-yeah...">That was kinda silly of me not to notice.>Guess I'm still a little distracted, it's just nice having somepony to talk to again.>"Aside from my hoofprints, I can't blame you for not noticing anything different in the area.">"When you can't distinguish using your eyes, you have to rely on other factors to help get your bearings.">"For example, here the snow's texture is different, have you noticed you've been leaving deeper hoofprints?" >Am I? Let's see...>Hey, she's right, looking at my hoofprints from before, they aren't as deep as the ones I'm leaving now.>"The air here is also chillier, I'm guessing it's going to start snowing pretty soon.">"We're getting close though, so we should be fine.">It's such a huge relief not feeling lost anymore, or being alone.>Yesterday was pretty stressful, I don't know if I would have made it if Meadow didn't find me out here.
>>37644139>She's pretty capable for a young filly, but it's still really odd that she's even out here all by herself.>You'd think somepony would be out here with her, y'know, just in case."Hey, how long have you been out here, anyway?">"I left the village two days ago, it was only supposed to be a quick exploration, but I really wanted to see how far I could go.""So we're pretty far from your home then, huh?">"I guess you could say that, but I'm not worried, I know how to get back.">I bet 20 bits I know how she'll react to my next questions."Does anypony know you're even out here?">She freezes up a bit.>"Um, they know I went out exploring, I made sure to tell the elder at least before I left.""Did you tell the elder you would be gone for more than a day?">She stops walking, and looks down at her hooves.>"I... might have failed to mention it.">Classic filly behavior, she's probably gonna get the scolding of her life when she gets back.>"I guess I might have gotten a bit carried away with exploring, I really didn't plan to come this far.">She sits down, her face is riddled with guilt."Hey, I've been there, I totally get it.">And I really do, if any of the others were in my place, they would have started scolding her for being so reckless.>But it's just a natural thing to do, wanting to go out and find new things, we don't always think these things through.>"You get it?">Aww, she looks so guilty, and I'm not even scolding her."Sure I do, sometimes you just have to answer the call to adventure, that feeling of inspiration to want to make your mark on the world.">"Wow, you really do understand what I was feeling.""Sure do, and I can tell you from experience your family won't be happy to hear you've been wandering by yourself for days.">That's one impressive sigh she just let loose, hope they won't be too hard on you kid.
>>37644115I love the video, it's incredibly confy. >>37644144Glad to see this green continued, I really like Meadow and RD's interactions so far!
>>37644115Snowmares have been a blessing, wonderful vid
>>37643894OMGI can see my pony-man with shild there! So coolI can't wait to see the finished project!
>>37643574cute portrait of frosty
>>37643283Anon, that was an idle comment, I didn't expect anyone to actually start modding KoDP. Although I was thinking about doing it, myself.>>37643982Extremely interested and if I can find the time I'd like to help, if I might, even if only writing for events, advisors, etc.. I've never modded a game but I'll have a look in the guts and see what I turn up. By the way, are you using the original or remastered version? Looks like the remastered one.>>37644383He even looks like one of the advisors. The actual names and selection of portraits is randomised each game but there's a couple (typically the heads of the weaponthanes) that look almost uncannily like him.
>>37643068>only 165https://derpy.me/KBw11Let me know if anything broke on upload, mega is pretty bad about that
>>37644794Based. Mine was 200 images and I was fairly pleased with that. Saving for archive purposes.
>>37632648Goddamnit I'm supposed to be doing work but I ended up looking back and reading that whole bit about the bonfire and guiding lost spirits back to their loved ones. Please somebody save that somewhere. It was a sudden emotional trip I wasn't expecting and needs to be preserved.
>>37644922Gee, Nonny, if I'd known it'd affect someone so deeply I would've made sure to write something longer and more detailed. Gimme some time and I'll do just that and maybe even some lyrics for the song but I can't promise they'll be good.Just for (You), however, I've put those posts in a ponepaste with links to the thread and respective images, you can find here: https://ponepaste.org/5812
>>37644794Thanks anon, even the songs were saved!
>>37645166I really appreciate that, thanks!
>>37645198>You will never rub your face in Snow Marble's floofy tum
>>37645198hnnnnnng my heart
>>37645166Looking forward to it! This whole snowpone shaman thing has been some of the best content in these threads
>>37644809>>37645169I'll try to keep it up to date if I don't forget.
>>37645198Look just more fluffy than actual snowpone
I'm curious as to what everyone thinks Cirrus might sound like. I'd like to think that, when she sings at least, her voice sounds a little like Vashti Bunyan's, maybe slightly deeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcZMzH04OwUThinking about her singing something like that to the snowfoals under her care while their parents are away, rocking the youngest one to sleep who's swaddled in her mane. A song of the beauty of the world and the simplicity of love and joy in it. Each foal in turn lies down against her, all gazing up to her as long as possible before their heavy eyelids shut."Love me through the day and I'll with you go - into summer and the next year's snow," she croons before placing a tender kiss on the foal's forehead. As his eyes fall shut, asleep, she looks about and sees the others curled up around her, smiles to herself, and lies down among them. Her beloved children. As long as their love would abide, she would have all she needed to see her to the next year's snow and every one after.
>>37645573I'd be lying if I said I had heard of this lady before your post, but I can say having listened to that link that I consider her voice a good fit for Cirrus. Just the right sort of gentleness and feeling.> As his eyes fall shut, asleep, she looks about and sees the others curled up around her, smiles to herself, and lies down among them. >Her beloved children. As long as their love would abide, she would have all she needed to see her to the next year's snow and every one after.Cirrus is such a wonderful snowmare, she really is special. Frosty Flakes is the poster mare, no doubt about that, but Cirrus and all art/stories pertaining to her strike the cosy yet ethereal feeling of snowponies the best for me.>>37643506She's a cutie, looks like she's also a capable warrior when needs be.
>>37645573>deeperNo, her voice should be light and melodic but why do you call her Cirrus?
>>37645624She got named Cirrus Wisp a while back. Idk why, maybe the mane?
>>37645657To go by the explanation of the Anon who named her:>Okay, I dunno anything about this mare but she has such a distinct and important-looking appearance I wanted to take care in thinking of a name. Preferably one that involves her trademark long hair.>I eventually struck gold in discovering the word Cirrus (seer-us) means cloud. Not a snow-making cloud, these are fair weather clouds. But a delicate, thin, powdery, long and wispy cloud composed of ice crystals that fits in the aestethic of a snowy landscape perfectly.>The word Cirrus is also Latin for "curl" like hair. Now, her hair doesn't seem curly, but that's okay because the word has been related to locks of hair of any sort, the word evolved to mean tendril like hair tendrils. One Wikitionary definition of Cirrus is>>themane, especially theforelock, of a horse>And Cirrus also means "curly hook shape" like the way a horse's tail hooks downward at the base. I shit you not, one of the definitions of Cirrus is "mare's tail". Cirrus clouds are nicknamed mare's tail clouds after horses.>There's even literally an old proverb>>Mares' tails and mackerel scales make lofty ships to carry low sails.the meaning of which is that the presence of mares' tail cirrus clouds reliably predicts incoming rain/snow.>For the other half of her name, I wanted something lunar (maybe even literally just Luna or something) in reference to her crescent mark, but in truth I don't even know if that's what her mark is. Instead I'm gonna settle on Wisp. It's another cloudy name like a wispy cloud, and another hair name. The word wispy in regards to hair means "fine;feathery;soft;volumous;having tufts;pillowy;gossamer" so clearly it's perfect for a snowpone with extra long and soft mane.>Also as I'm typing this I just learned one of the older meanings of the word wisp was "bundle of hay, straw or grass" as in a measure of horse feed. What the fuck. AND fucking AND Wikitionary says the word wisp means>>An immeasurable, indefinableessenceof life;soul.>This is her, folks. Meet Cirrus Wisp.
>>37645624Because that's her name
>>37645768Damn. All that in one name. It's perfect.>but that super long tail would be easy to accidentally pee on lel
>>37637102Thought this would be fitting
>>37645846>pine ponder art!Oh what a wonderful way to end the day. That's beautiful!
>>37645846Damn she's got a comfy looking abode.
>>37645768>Cirrus is also Latin for "curl">Cirrus also means "curly hook shape">Cirrus (seer-us) means cloud (short things that kinda look like hair)>wispy cloud>meanings of the word wisp was "bundle of hay, straw or grass" as in a measure of horse feedHer hair is straight and long, nothing of the above really describes it in any way.
>>37645573Still working on this pic btw. Had to redraw parts of the bg that looked particularly bad,
>>37646265I really really adore the colors so far, it feels incredibly warm.
>more than 1 month since the last "Bury me in white" updateIs this the end snowbros?
>>37644144Finally got a chance to enjoy this, Anon, and it's great. You can already see the seeds of a really interesting setting, fleshing out the geography, the relationships of the tribes, etc.. Meadow's quite the little sweetheart and it's really nice to see RD's big sisterly instincts coming through. Keep up the good work!Please be sure to drop a link to your ponepaste so it can be added to the OP.
>>37643523>>37643554thxsdrew more of this mare now with greens>anon heard of the mysterious snowponies > so he decided to pack all the supplies he needed >to go searching in the frozen north>He has been traveling for days searching>anon was just about ready to give up until> Hey Hey I smell fish do you got any fish can I have some
But what if you expose a snowpony to a pumpkin?
>>37645198>marbo waifus marble>draws for snowponesthese two would cross streams eventually. also the name seems eeireily familiar starting with "marb" and "marb". coincidence??
>>37646707You probably end up with snowfilly spirits chasing other fillies around.
>>37645768Cool naming idea.
>>37646694All the supplies he needed was fish, smart anon.>>37646707They might try some investigation bites like with the boots.
>>37647012So I'm relatively new to the concept of snowpones, why do they scream at the boots?
>>37647054the boot knows what it did
>>37647054They scream at Boot to feed the Windigos >>37632711
Don't think this was posted
>>37644669>>37643894Well, I've finally encountered a roadblock. The devs decided to hardcode the scene data, as well as quite possibly the rest of the localization. I'll try my best to crack it (a hex editor obviously works) but regarding actually editing the text and loc, this is going to be tricky. Art assets are of course super moddable, the png's are right there for me to modify. Six Ages seems to behave the same way with the localization files being hardcoded. Most of the info I've read from http://kingofdragonpass.blogspot.com/2011/02/architecture-overview.htmlseems to confirm this. So for now I'm gonna keep trying to crack the moddability wall for the sake of a snowpone game. Otherwise the only thing I can modify is just the art, and I'm not sure if you guys would want that.
>>37647979those damn devs
>>37647979Being able to change the art is nice, but far from desirable. Godspeed, anon.
>>37646497I'm not dead I swear. This is my first time back on the board in weeks, I've been painfully busy. Also haven't been eager to wade through all the G5 shit. The story will get picked up, it's too close to my heart to let it fade into the ether. I just don't know when the crushing weight of life will stop killing my creativity.
>>37648167Take your time, just glad to hear you're still around
>>37648167It's ok anon, take your time. I'm just glad you're still around
Just remembered this existed.
>>37645846Lovely picture, I ordered the tea yesterday and I’m really looking forward to trying it for myself!>>37648167It’s a sentiment I know all too well, I hope your situation improves soon, anon.
>>37645846Your day is never wasted when there was new cute Pine Ponder art created.
>>37647824I saw it on Twitter, but it’s so compressed because of that
>>37647824I can't tell if Evergreen is screaming or hungry.
>>37649266Yes, Anon, She is.
>>37647824I just realized there's three snowponies in this pic
>>37649483Yeah, Niveous front and center and its still hard to see her.
>>37649537Niveous isn't there. If she was, you'd see her scarf because she's a good filly who doesn't take it off in spite of her mother's repeated warnings.
>>37647979Wish you luck
Fellow Snowthreaders: Is there a directory or master list of some kind for all the various bits of music that have been produced? I have all these smutty.horse links, but no names or way of tracking them.
>>37643258And to think this Anon started off fighting the snowmares.
>>37650326You can compile it yourself, anon!
>>37650556friendship truly thrives in the frozen north
>>37650326It would be nice to see all the songs named. And not just because I cropped out one of the images to slap some half-assed album art on them.
>>37647824Someone please save that boot...
>>37650566>>37650909Good idea!>https://ponepaste.org/5819Song titles were used where provided. Otherwise, I created titles based on the poster's description or comments of others in response to it. If you want a title added, say I guess. And adding to the OP would be nice!
>>37651873>Frosty's Cutie MarkHNNNGGGGGThat one for the most part fits really well, but it brought tears to my eyes. There's something about it that suggests a happy, bubbly snowmare. But somewhere, perhaps in her past, there's a deep sorrow or tragedy. And then the title makes me think it's related to how she got her cutie mark
>>37650909>spoilerSupercharged.>>37651873Thanks, anon!>The Snowpone songTitle I went with was "In Pursuit of Snowmares">(used as leadin to "The Snowpone Song")Haha, it actually isn't. The foley I did for that hook was just a couple of sound effects, and blowing into my hand. No windigos, there.
>>37632648is that an adopted wendigo?is there green?
>>37652063Snowpones have learned to live with the Wendigoes. I seem to recall some speculating that the wendigoes came to protect them from other threats. There was some text with pic related that didn't directly mention them, but...>Beyond the Frozen North and in the unknown lies a frozen labyrinth on top of the sea.>Ancient monsters rest in these massive icy walls ,the hatred in their eyes forever frozen in time>Most who enter are lost forever and eventually frozen over too>Only few Snowponies know what lies deep inside this endless maze, none of whom will tell its secret.
>>37652063It's a Ghost filly.>>37589322>>37593671>>37594129>>37605138>>37605145
>>37652147gay. I was super hoping for it.
>>37650556Snow ponies know that Wild Anon wouldn't hurt them even if he was trying to scare them away from his fish.
There was also another wild anon that was the champion of the fishie and that they fought during the great snow pony/fishie wars.
>>37652192What was the story with the parka anons? Were they some sort of expidition? Imagine them bumping into naked anon
>>37652192>his fucking nippleskek
>>37652213Yes, there is a green about them encountering a snow pony party in the frozen north and traveling with them to learn about them after they went to explore the frozen north on behalf of Celestia.
>>37652063>adopted wendigoIs doing strange things to my heart. Although I know it'd largely follow the footsteps of The Omen with the Windigo filly not wanting to be a creature of hate and destruction and desperately fighting against her nature and destiny. But with the power of snowmares it could be something far more hopeful. By adopting her into the tribe, it's slowly stripped away the parts of her essence that seek to sow discord and feed off disharmony. Instead of a being that thralls the wind to her will, she comes to embody it. When the shaman of the village communes with the wind spirits, they begin to show the windigo-filly of their ways and teach her how to draw the clouds about, of the necessity of blizzards, lifting birds to flight, and yes, even sometimes tousling the mane of a snowpony.When on their annual (or at whatever interval it takes place) pilgrimage to placate the windigos, a wayward drop of windigo essence latches onto the snowpony group. While it initially manifests itself in the village as a sort of trickster spirit, eventually it coalesces into something more concreate and snowpony shaped. Clichéd but just imagine one of the fillies befriending her, or a shaman's apprentice thinking she's the spirit of a deceased snowfoal. One who doesn't know who she is or how she came to be but feels a fear of other snowponies that she can't explain.I want Niveous to try putting her scarf on the windigo-filly only for it to just... fall through. So she has Evergreen stand on the other side and they hang the scarf between them, so it looks like the three of them are sharing it. Nivy is something of a loner after all and maybe Evergreen has always found difficulty in befriending others given the trauma of losing her parents (partly why she likes Niveous, given the filly's surprising perceptiveness and care for others), so I'd like to think they'd gladly welcome the windigo-filly into their friendship even if the other foals are scared of her. Or maybe Evergreen wouldn't be quick to welcome her. The windigo-filly is an example of the kind of evil that took her parents after all but maybe over time they could bond over that. The windigo-filly confessing that she doesn't even know if windigos have parents, only that what flashes of insight she has into that part of herself show nothing comparable.She doesn't want to lose her friend! More than that, she wants to be able to call Evergreen her friend, too. They could bond over their shared lack of parents and who knows? Maybe even Pine Ponder, the sweetest of sweethearts that she is, might take up the mantle of raising the windigo-filly alongside Evergreen. It'd be nice to have somepony that can reach the higher parts of the trees to shake loose the cones the wind hasn't quite touched but that need to be set free.I think it could make for a cute green. Or, if you wanted something more serious, you could go into the windigos seeking her out to return her to themselves.
>>37652192I think these snowmares would disagree.
>>37652312Yeah even snowmares have their limits. They're not going to forgive you for killing their sisters abd turning one into a belt
>>37652312That's the fish wild anon>>37652212
>>37652264As I recall, Wendigos feed on disharmony, and then another anon at some point said that Snowponies can transfer their animosity and other negative feelings into objects, hence the boot screaming.What if they figure out that they can feed the Wendigo filly by screaming at her...or she just eats the screaming boot? She wouldn't actually digest it, given she's non-corporeal, it would just fall through her but she'd consume all the screaming energy.
>>37642496>>37632967Finally felt sort of happy with the first page so far, going to keep working on the next part. Not like I'm going to sleep anytime soon with the anniversary stream. Full res here: https://ponerpics.org/images/6279691>>37652264Now I really want to draw Niveous and the other snowfillies trying to make friends with the windigo-filly.
>>37652632Ooooh, this looks awesome my dude
>>37652632>a comichell fucking yeah
>>37652889I kinda want to do that.Was thinking about it early today.
>>37644115Lovely video and lovely horses, anon.>>37651873>Frosty's Cutie MarkIt's called "Thank The Stars". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gap6dYBW-vU
>>37652632I am very intrigued.
Thanks, anons!>>37651979>That one for the most part fits really wellAllegedly it was inspired by one of the early greens on that topic, and you've pretty much nailed the theme. Hell, that kind of theming is what attracts me to this thread: That low undercurrent of danger or sorrow, but counterbalanced by more than enough cute to keep it from being overwhelming.>>37652049>Title I went with was "In Pursuit of Snowmares"Switched!>The foley I did for that hook was just a couple of sound effectsOh, really? I'd swear they were the same, huh. But now that I re-listen, I see they're separate.>>37653341Noted and updated!
>>37645198Marble finally found happiness after becoming a snowpony.
>>37652632Whoa, this looks great! Poor Dashie has gone missing in yet another story it seems.>>37652889That's pretty lewd, anon
>>37652632Wow. This looks great already!
>>37652264I really love this idea.
>>37653567>Freak magnomagical rock accident involving Pinkie, Maud and Twilight sent her through the ley lines to the north pole.>Found by snowponies and they teach her their ways.>Eventually tracked down by Twilight and her sisters but she doesnt want to leave.What is Marble's talent anyway, would it be useful in the cold north?
>>37654530Rock related talent. Maybe she would teach to the snowponies some things useful involving rocks
>>37654530Her talent is being the biggest cutie pie in Equestria.
>>37655051And a marecel
>>37652165>ghost filly reuniting with her mother>gayYou're heartless.
>>37652889That's the wrong end, silly anon!
>>37655321Snowmares aren't for lewding, Nonny. They're for cuddles and kisses and gentle ear scritches. And especially for screaming at the village boot to vent your anger with.
>>37655359>a cold-weather subspecies of pony in the far north, isolated from any friendly society, that focuses their anger on a central artifactIs it a dark magic boot?
>>37655661no, once it's full they give it to a windigo and it chugs it like a boot of beerafter five or six fillings the boot is too worn out to contain the feelings and they need a new boot.It is custom for an expedition to have a "sacrificial" pair of boots for that purpose.
>>37655669>Anon challenges the windigo to a drinking contest.>Autism lets him keep refilling the boot by getting angry over anything.
>>37655669>snowponies sometimes hunt the explorer anons for their boots >explorers are advised to carry an extra pair on solo expeditions
>>37655960>windigo gets drunk under the table>starts puking up monochrome rainbows and skulls>Anon is just getting started
>>37652632great art but windigos the most retarded headcanon this thread has come up with. windigos feed on hate and distrust which is everything the snowponies are not. it makes no fucking sense for them to be in the same territory because theyd be repelled by the snowponies innocence faster than the explosion of the crystal heart.
>>37656057>He wants things to be kinderquestria tier.While screaming at a boot is definitely silly, appeasing spirits is a fun headcanon, and windigo are spirits.
>>37656057Windigos keep even worse threats at bay, silly. >>37639551
>>37652226Fuck it, I'm going to add lore to these anons. >Anon 1Wild Anon. No one is sure how he got there or how he survives. Explorers believe he doesn't exist even though the snow ponies talk of him.>Anon 2Extreme sports Anon. He's really here for the sweet slopes And mares, all designer clothes, Normally puts himself in danger for the rush. >Anon 3"Eski" Anon, A far-far distant relative of an actual Eskimo, or so he says. Actually does have some survival skills, though won't shut up about his ancestry.>Anon 4"Swiss" Anon, like a swiss army knife, is useful and resourceful but not in fights. Always a neutral approach to things. >Anon 5Biologist Anon, actually is here to study on behalf of Equestria. Professor at Canterlot University. Only one who does any work.>Anon 6Assistant Anon, supposed to be an assistant to Biologist Anon. Spends most of his time slacking.>Anon 7Old Anon, the oldest one of the group, found him in a "pub" on the way to the north. Not sure why he tagged along but he seems to know these lands. Mostly talks about Wild Anon, carries an old photograph of him as "proof"
>>37656108screaming at boots at least doesnt retcon the fuck out of canon lore as bad as g5
>>37656156wild anon will always be my favorite
>>37656057maybe windigos are treated like an old mares tale to encourage the snow fillies to get along and share their boots
>>37652650Why candle on....frosty stick?
>>37657213It's a long story. >>37620167
>>37657213It was an attempt to help resurrect the stickmare
>>37645846Seems like the tea recipe is spreading, all the snowpone mom's got together to share! sorry if I forgot a few, these are all I could fit
Some mock snowpone patches
>>37658471Holy shit these are amazing so far, I really want the Snowpitt one!
>>37658471Ah, reminds me of some of the patches my boy scout troop occasionally made for the crazier campouts.They once did a 'survivor' campout, where the boys legit caught frogs and somehow made frog legs to eat. I was not on that campout so I don't know how, but suffice to say the patch they got? There was a very worried looking frog on it.
>>37658470Mompone reunion with foals, look so comfy and cute...also >>37658469
>>37658470hnnnngggbabby pone carriers
>>37658470>foalstersMy life is a little better now. Also, Puffins being an absolute marelet compared to the other moms makes me smile.
>>37658956That foal is getting smaller I swear
>>37658956Speak of the Puffins and she shall appear! Adorable as always
>>37658470That's a beautifully cozy scene>>37658956So cute!
>>37658470>The one filly with her muzzle tucked in momma's tail>Sleeping foalbundles>The one pon sprawled out in the snowHELP. TO MUCH CUTE!
>>37658470Look all these happy moms, their simplicity and hard way of life just make them appreciate each other >>37658956She look kinda tired but at the same time very happy and proud of that.
>>37658470Incredibly comfy, incredibly cute.
/r/equesting some snowponies/The Long Dark content. Maybe some glowing snowpones out during the aurora? They seem like they would want to help any lost anons.
>>37656668This is great tbqh. The older ponies maintain stashes of emergency supplies (including warm clothes(including boots)), and tell the littlest ones that windigos like the boots, especially when you wear them.The windigos also like fire and smoke.You should appease them when necessary.
>>37658900Wild anon is the true Snowpony guardian all along
>>37660060Awww! sleep tight, poner
>>37658471These all look fantastic, I'd love to help make physical ones for the thread if thats something other anons would want. Been wanting to do a snowpony patch for a while now
>>37659623It's almost like a furfag artist couldn't decide between a wolf and a cat
>>37659623>>37660406agreed, I’m not a fan
>>37659623And I just realized it’s from the guy who’s been making all those “adoptable” snowpony OCs. Fucking furries.
>>37659623>fang>collar>unnatural colorsIt's shit.
>>37660589You can always tell it's a furfag. Draw foxes/wolves so much they put dog snoots on other animals etc
>>37659623>draw a dog, collar included>give it a vaguely pony face and hooves instead of pawsshit/10 but if the coloring was on a normal pony it'd be okay.
>>37660535That's what furries do though. They are parasites. They have no culture of their own. Stealing is in their nature.
Girls, girls, this is snowpony thread, not dunk on a furfag thread. Also you hadn't seen dileak, the only difference between his "ponies" and his "dogs" is presence of nose
>>37660393Yes. Tell me what to do.
>>37661083Lets figure out which patch is the thread's fav, refine it a bit more & add color, then i shoot over the design to the manufacturer and they send me a big box of pone a couple weeks later. also feel free to hit me up using the contact on my siteneighsayerpatches.com
>>37661530Really torn between 1, 2, and 4 but voted 1
>>376615474 Reminds me of a boy scout badge which is why I voted it.Plus it's subtle enough that you could put it on a pack and no one would notice anything off without looking closely.
>>37661530Imo ranking on a scale of most preferred to least preferred would be better than a single vote system for this.
>>37661530Is this really happening? Praise be to the boot!It's hard to decide between 2 and 6 but I think 5 and 6 could go well together.Also,>"Where there's a mare, we'll find a way!"Where there's a mare, there's a way!Where there's a mare, there's a way!Where there's a mare—We don't wanna go north todaybut the lady of Frost says 'neigh, neigh, neigh'!We're gonna search all day, all day, all day!Where there's a mare there's a way!Where there's a mare, there's a way!Where there's a mare, there's a way!Where there's a mare, there's a way!Drift, ice, drift, ice, driftWhere there's a mare, there's a way!Drift, iceThe cold on our feet says we've lost our bootswe're gonna search and push on through (not fair!)for we are the lovers of snow-y mares!Drift, ice, drift, ice, drift, ice>"Frosty.">>"What is it?">"Now we've gone and done it; slept through the night with only this snowdrift between us and those humans!""What have we here? Two mares? C'mon, we've got fresh fish!">>"We're in luck, we don't have to go fishing!">"Luck? Frosty, we're going to be travelling with a whole expedition all the way back to Snowpitt without enough fish for everypony else!"
https://derpibooru.org/forums/art/topics/11th-anniversary-art-eventIt's your time to shine and make the snowponies into a trend for all the fandom. Don't lost this chance guys. I will copy paste this for you guys"Hi everyone!As some of you may know already, today is the 11th anniversary of the premiere of MLP:FIM, and although by now the show is over, the fandom continues, and G5 is already here!We think for this anniversary it’d be great to show ponies taking up the spirit of the movie, overcoming their fear or distrust of others to work and have fun together. So the prompt this time is:Show a pony (or other FiM race) meeting, having fun, working with, and/or learning about other kinds of ponies (race or culture) or creatures!To enter, simply submit a picture that you created celebrating the anniversary, and use the tag mlp fim’s eleventh anniversary. It can be just about anything, no minimum quality, character count, or anything – it just has to be related to MLP’s anniversary and relate to the prompt. Anyone who submits an image that they drew will get a 11th Anniversary badge in return!It doesn’t matter how good you can draw, or even if you’ve never drawn before! Just create some art!The deadline is 21:00 PM Sunday, November 7th GMT for images following the prompt, and 21:00 PM Sunday October 17th GMT for those just related to the anniversary. Have fun and happy birthday MLP:FiM!"I hope you participate with your snowponies, good luck :)
>>37661865>Show a pony (or other FiM race) meeting, having fun, working with, and/or learning about other kinds of ponies (race or culture) or creatures!Fucking jewbooru
>>37661865>name out of nowhere>derpibooru eventgo play on tracks
She's finally getting her eyes attached. What a patient and very blind pone.
>>37662180oh fuck she's got cataracts
>>37662184That would make her my self insert. Seems good.
>>37662180I can’t wait to see the end result.
>>37661865Based bait, here's a (you)Now back to snowmare posting
>>37662180>>37662225What a nice grump pone who isn't so grump when she's got feesh
>>37662239>lives with the rare sad grinch and nigger-haired faggotsI can see why she's such a grump now. Nice work craftfag.
>>37662239Cute and snuggable
>>37662239Anon asked me to give her a fire, so now she's got that. I'm adding "crochet a boot" to my project list.
Might as well share update on the sketch I finally got more time to work on.
>>37662613Did she just give birth?
>>37662613This is going to be great, I can already see.
>>37662239>>37662572comfy as fuck, anonwould snug/10
>>37662613It’s kind of surreal seeing how much effort goes into these drawings. It definitely pays off.
>>37662572Love the tiny fire, now she can cook the fish
>>37661709Love this, I wish I could go trekking in the north in search of snowmares with other anons
>>37661530I love them all, but I think 1 is my favorite.
>>37662946This patch is my favorite thing about today
>>37660060Cute sleepy snow pone
Art not from here but it's nice, I think this is first Kirin and Snowpony art?
>>37665035Not the first.
>>37665056Ha I must have missed that one, I like it
>>37662637About a quarter earlier and big sisters see the baby for the first time.
>>37665035i would have said that kirin are propably he most likely pones to reach snowponers if it werent for them living in a subtropical enviormentstill, i require more kirin-snowpone crossovers
>>37665275Kirin probably burn hot, most likely don't require special gear, just a coat. Might need more food than an average pony though.
>>37652632Damn bro, it feels like im looking at a lost episode from the show.
What if snowponies for Nightmare Night build scary snowmonsters, with icicles for teeth and horns?Arctic Ink could paint spooky paintings or masks for the foals, Flurry since she likes cooking could make themed treats, Niveous would probably get a kick out of spooking people more than usual.Perhaps Dry Kindling could help oversee a large bonfire that is traditionally maintained all the night, earlier on in the night the foals have their fun and its a celebration, and then later the shamans and the older snowpones remember those passed and share the warmth of friendship by the fire.>>37632656M4 (I think the name Ice Elated [Isolated because she's a loner] had been suggested for her) could return to the settlement and tell spooky stories of her expeditions alone far north, such as her times in the Crystal Forest. Which has all manners of hazards of its own, not just the environment, and at night, with no light to twinkle on the crystalline "leaves", its a exhaustingly cold, bleak forest of near invisible trees reflecting thinly starlight, and who knows what else lurks there...Small wonder her sister Cold Shoulder makes a fuss of her after returning. I think Ice is older than Cold, and seems to be closer to Bundle Up's age, they were probably fillies together.
>>37665713I think the snowponies making the scary snowmonsters would tie well with >>3763733. The adults would make the snowmonsters to scare the fillies and teach them how to face them together. Maybe even use the masks Arctic Ink help makes to help them feel a little braver. Then later on the night they all wind down with treats and songs to remember those who perished. Ice Elated would have plenty of stories to tell too.
>>37665773Oops meant to link >>37637335
>>37665361>Might need more lighterfluid than an average pony though.fixed
>>37665778They don't need lighterfluid, even if they can ingest it and/or enjoy ingesting it.Kirin would probably bring dried fruit and twice baked breads with them.
>>37665773>>37665775Ooh I like that, they tie together well nicely.
>>37665713>Arctic Ink could paint spooky paintings or masks for the foals, Flurry since she likes cooking could make themed treats, Niveous would probably get a kick out of spooking people more than usual.Whittle Hoof could make spooky carvings to decorate homes and as props for stories, and Puffins could enlist the help of her feathered friends to see if this is the year she can turn the scares back on Niveous.>Perhaps Dry Kindling could help oversee a large bonfire that is traditionally maintained all the nightNow I really like that. Foals earlier in the night help gather wood for the bonfire but dedicated tenders like Dry Kindling handle keeping it fed and under control. But since she’s snowponified Anonfilly, I also like the thought of her angrily protesting to, say, Crackling Fire that she can stay up and maintain it. Only to eventually tire out and awaken later in the night with a fur blanket over her back. When she awakes, Crackling Fire claims to know nothing about it and is only glad to have her back to help keep the fire going through the rest of the early morning.>M4 (I think the name Ice Elated [Isolated because she's a loner] had been suggested for her) could return to the settlement and tell spooky stories of her expeditions alone far northYou know she'd have a little pouch the foals all crowd around and ask her to open because she always has some artefact from her travels. Say, for example, what looks like a simple icicle but even when held against the fire it doesn't melt. Why? Is it a floewolf tooth? Oh no, it's from something far deadlier: the talon of a dreaded drift burrower.If you go far enough north, across the northern sea, you might see things that should not be. Things that exist only to hate and hurt. Things that move under the snow and ice and when snowponies bed down for the night, reach up through it and pull them down to their frozen doom. That's why the talon is so sharp; it has to be, to claw its way through such thick ice and packed snow. And it was one night in particular that Ice Elation awoke to find herself within the pitch-black of a drift burrower's lair...Or something like that.I've been racking my brain for some spooky stories to write up for Nightmare Night so if you haven't something planned yourself, I'd happily use that idea. Ice Elation recounting some stories from her travels would make a good framing device, too. You’ve got some really cosy ideas, Anon.>while her sister Cold Shoulder makes a fuss of her after returning. I like to think that's part of Cold Shoulder presenting Ice Elation with the cloak in pic related. No, Cold is not going to let her head off to places the stars don't shine without something to keep her warm and remind her of home. When Ice returns, it's inevitably looking more raggedy and probably torn in a few places which leads to Cold Shoulder chiding her and fussing greatly over it.
>>37665819And she's scaring the foals too much! She should be getting her cloak repaired and warming herself by the fire at home, Cold just put on a pot of tea. Honestly, she's gone all year and when she does come home, the least she could do is take a rest. Which Ice just accepts because she still loves her sister. Maybe that's part of why she adventures as she does - somepony has to hold back the monsters that threaten those she cares about.>I think Ice is older than ColdAbsolutely what I was thinking and I'm glad to see I wasn't alone. Cold grew up watching her sister's strength and stoicism and tried her best to emulate that, which is partly what resulted in her grumpy demeanour. The other, larger, part of that is trying to deal with her own worrying over Ice being gone for such long periods and to such far-flung places.Bundle Up being her peer is wonderful and I think would add a really nice touch to Cold having her make a cloak and boots for Ice. Cold trying to convince Bundle Up that Ice needs something to keep her safe in places where the wind cuts as deeply as a knife and the snow and ice are colder than death. Bundle Up shaking her head and assuring Cold that Ice is the hardiest mare in the village, maybe even all the lands, and if there's anypony who doesn't need protection it's probably her. Still, if nothing else it’d be a token of home that’d warm her heart as much as her body.Even as a filly, Ice Elation would go off exploring by herself, always feeling the wind tugging at her mane to see what else lies out in the world. If Bundle Up was as sickly as a filly, I could easily see her being the one to fuss over Ice back then. How their personalities might lead to clashes but over time Ice comes to realise that Bundle Up only does it out of genuine care and concern with Ice becoming somewhat protective of her. Cold Shoulder being born only further seals it - she understands Bundle Up’s behaviour now.>Cold is assuredly proud of her sister but still frets over her, and Ice makes out like she doesn't need fussing over but loves it really, she feels home the most when Cold is being so considerate.She’d never say it but there are times when she misses the warmth and familiarity of her home. Yes, when she returns there is that bit of exasperation at having her independence stepped upon but when she’s lying by the fire with her sister, surrounded by her friends in the village, she remembers her fillyhood and how they were always there for her to help her when she was sick or hurt from her adventures. And still are.>>37665773I really like that idea, too. You could even work it into the Tundra Trackers and say they all had to go through a rite of passage, facing a number of different snowmonsters to prepare them for what they might face on rescues.
>>37665819>Whittle Hoof could make spooky carvings to decorate homes and as props for stories, and Puffins could enlist the help of her feathered friends to see if this is the year she can turn the scares back on Niveous.Yes and yes, both would be great. >The Dry Kindling/Crackling Fire interactionAw, cute! (And a good way to cover I got the wrong pony first time around, I had meant Crackling for it, but I like this more).>I've been racking my brain for some spooky stories to write up for Nightmare Night so if you haven't something planned yourself, I'd happily use that idea. Ice Elation recounting some stories from her travels would make a good framing device, too.I like that idea, the pouch that fascinates the foals, the stories of adventure and danger; please use that idea, its a good one. I like the drift burrower! >You’ve got some really cosy ideas, Anon.Thank you, likewise for yourself!>>37665829>the entire Cold Shoulder/Ice Elation/Bundle up lorePerfect! I wish I had more to say in response but what I can say is I love the ideas, Cold and Ice's interactions when younger and Bundle showing her caring side even as a filly (fits her "big sis" to the foals aspect wonderfully).>...but when she’s lying by the fire with her sister, surrounded by her friends in the village, she remembers her fillyhood and how they were always there for her to help her when she was sick or hurt from her adventures. And still are.I do love snowponies so much.
>>37665829>I really like that idea, too. You could even work it into the Tundra Trackers and say they all had to go through a rite of passage, facing a number of different snowmonsters to prepare them for what they might face on rescues.That would be amazing, it works in well. I'd imagine a certain snowfilly would have to be reminded that while their bravery is impressive, the sculptures are just approximations of the real thing. Can almost see Ice Elation chuckling a little at youthful exuberance, she makes an effort to help out with such training when it co-insides with her returns to the village.
>>37665842Sorry, Anon, I overlooked a couple of things. Such are the joys of shit sleep.>earlier on in the night the foals have their fun and its a celebration, and then later the shamans and the older snowpones remember those passed and share the warmth of friendship by the fire.I love it. Especially if the foals lie down by their elders, one by one, as the night goes on only to be briefly woken when the ceremony takes place. Calmer after a nap, they enjoy hearing the stories of loved ones and a few might even venture to add their own tales of elderly relatives.Some would drift off back to sleep, though, comforted by the words of their elders as they speak of loved ones now gone. Though their land is harsh and that night ushers in a darker and harder season, as long as they have each other the kind spirits they nourish together will see them through any hardship.>The Crystal Forest probably has all manners of hazards of its own, not just the environment, and at night, with no light to twinkle on the crystalline "leaves", its a exhaustingly cold, bleak forest of near invisible trees reflecting thinly starlight, and who knows what else lurks there...Perfect. What a wonderful contrast between the serenity and beauty of it during the day and how drastically it changes without light to illuminate it. The trees themselves becoming hazards is a marvellous idea and, for example, the image of floewolves stalking between them with only the light of their eyes refracted by the crystal trunks is a little unsettling. How they suddenly disappear when strange noises drift up from further in the valley; if such things can frighten even the terrible floewolves, what could they possibly be?Some kind of shapeshifter, perhaps, something composed of crystal. Old ‘leaves’ from the trees swept about by wisps of wind from the windigos further north that slowly took on some of their malice. When it steps forth from between the trees—as such a being has no difficulty navigating them—it looks subtly wrong. Oh it’s snowpone-shaped alright but even aside from the odd, jagged angles of its body, the way it catches the moonlight isn’t right. Night is a sacred time, where the moon and stars shine gentle, rarefied light upon the world but the crystal mimics (need to think of a better name) twist it and turn it into something malevolent where the crystal trees beautifully refract the daylight.It lulls the unwary further into the valley with gentle ‘singing’ by vibrating its crystalline body. What happens there, none have returned that may say.Honestly, though, with a setting like that there’s a lot you could do with monster designs and such. Especially if you subscribe to the idea of the great icebergs of the far north holding strange creatures in them.>>37665846Perfect. You know Cold Shoulder would be insisting that Ice doesn't make the snowmonsters too frightening, as well.
>>37665958That's fine Anon, no problem.>Though their land is harsh and that night ushers in a darker and harder season, as long as they have each other the kind spirits they nourish together will see them through any hardship.I'd imagine in particular any foals who have had the tragedy of losing a parent (or both parents, but I'd like to think that is rather rare, a little too edgy perhaps) that year are given especial attention, and they'd be reminded more than ever that they belong and are loved. That they aren't alone and never will be, and their parent's memories live on with the community, as does their love for their foals.>the shapeshifter/ice stalker (and how one would spook even the dangerous floewolves)>and how it singsBrilliant! I love it. I couldn't myself think of something like that to be more unique to the forest, but that idea of yours fits the bill perfectly. The name really isn't too bad already ,it works for now just fine.>...with a setting like that there’s a lot you could do with monster designs and such. Especially if you subscribe to the idea of the great icebergs of the far north holding strange creatures in them.I definitely subscribe to that idea, I'm a big fan of their world being big and scary and yet small and cosy at the exact same time.>Perfect. You know Cold Shoulder would be insisting that Ice doesn't make the snowmonsters too frightening, as well.Yes, I can see it clearly.
>>37632656>>37665713>M4 (I think the name Ice Elated [IsolatedIt’s actually Ice Elation
>>37665035Nice! Always nice to see more cold shoulder
>>37667028Such a cheeky little sister thing to do
>>37667035no good sister would let such cuteness go unappreciated.
>>37667028Those eyes are deadly weapons, my heart burns.
From the drawthread, she's doing her best to fit in
>>37666274Right I'll add that name. Fucking great name btw, love a pun.
>>37667061You can't tell me she doesn't hide in the boot to take a nap.
>>37667061She just needs to attack it now
>>37667968How else would you get them to nirik do you can roast fish over their flames?
>>37668478>Kirin goes nirik>she melts through the snow and gets stuck
>>37667061>no step on maer
>>37661530>>37661373Seems like 1 or 2 is the more popular, leaning more towards 2. Should we give it a few more days?
>>37669078I'm currently refining and figuring out colors for both 1 and 2. Most likely, 'visit snowpitt' will be the winner. Might do some of the others, or design more, not happy with the taiga one.
>>37668478Throw bread in the fishing holes
>>37665713Going off of this idea, I had some ideas for costumes the fillies would wear to help them feel braver when facing the snowmonsters. I was thinking they would dress as monsters themselves, like a windigo, giant arctic wolf, or a snow golem. The costumes would have to be made of more natural materials of course like wood and fur.
>>37669916They look so freaking adorable
>>37669916Imagine Arctic Ink encountering a Windigo while in Windigo costume
>>37669934Nice! Now that's toasty
>>37669934I don't think this plan is going to work.
>>37669916That is so adorable.>>37669934Excellent teamwork!
>>37669916>>37669934This thread. This fucking thread. I've said it before, but thank you so much for providing such delightful inventiveness and joy near-constantly. This thread is singlehandedly rekindling my love of pony, and I can't thank you enough.
>>37670377This thread is why I now love boots and fish
>>37670239Oh my god the tiny ponies are ADORABLE.
>>37669916Oh wow how utterly adorable! Yes, those costumes work perfectly! Very cool, thank you!
>>37670239Look at the adorable small ponies!
/r/equesting snowponies with glowing eyes and fur similar to the wolves/bears in The Long Dark during an aurora event.
gimme more traditional snowpone music please https://youtu.be/vzrFCpzh9pk
>>37669934based neuro delivering
>>37669916>Frostbite using her coat as part of the costumeClever filly.
who is the liddlest shid in snowpitt?
>>37670520>>37671230Thank you for saying so! I've made a lot of them over the past five years. These five are the ones who live in my crafting space. Smol is life.
>>37672123Niveous, hands down. When Frostbite isn't looking she will lift up your coat while you sleep and place all four cold hooves on your back.
>>37672123Depends on who you ask. The grouchy grandmares will tell you it's Niveous because her snowballs always get under your mane and stuck in your scarf but when you try to find the little troublemaker, she's nowhere to be seen! All you find are the snowmonsters she'll whip up outside your door to give you a fright!They also never stop talking about that foul-mouthed filly Dry Kindling. There was a time she was so nice, always going on about 'faggots' this and 'faggots' that, oh probably offering to get some sticks for her elders. Nowadays, however, whenever Crackling Fire isn't around, anypony that looks at her sideways gets called a 'floewolf-fondler'. Probably picked up that kind of language from Niveous.Why can't she be more like that nice Frostbite? Always brings tea around to the older mares, she's so considerate. And did you hear about the time Niveous switched out the tea in one of the flasks with dirty snow? Well...
>>37672327Poor Forest Ken really got tired of Dry Kindling's so funny "joke". Really tired. Helping to gather the sticks, fine, but using that word over and over again, oh dear.
>>37672353>>37672327Snowponies only know "bundle of sticks" and "meatball" meanings of the word "faggot", they have zero etymology for the insulting meaning.>And did you hear about the time Niveous switched out the tea in one of the flasks with dirty snow?And Niveous is too nice to do anything like that, she's a prankster, not an asshole.
>>37672361She is mainly meant to be cheeky and, well, a little shid, not an asshole, yeah. Perhaps the cranky oldsters are just confused about that one.
>>37672361Dry Kindling was originally conceived of as a snowponified Anonfilly, Nonny, so it makes sense for her to use 'faggot' in that way until she realises it just causes confusion. However, Wintergreen was also made afterwards so I don't know if that still applies.>And Niveous is too nice to do anything like that, she's a prankster, not an asshole.Dry Kindling was the one who did it and then blamed it on Niveous. The grandmares believed her because Kindling is such a lil shid she made up a convincing sob story. I agree, Niveous may be a prankster but she's not the kind who'd go out of her way to harm or do anything mean. After all, it was said that she'd never throw snowballs at Frostbite out of such consideration.
>>37672399>spoilerAHA! All is revealed!>After all, it was said that she'd never throw snowballs at Frostbite out of such consideration.Frostbite has been through far too much already, the whole village looks out for her.
>>37672406C'mon, Nonny, the way I said the grandmares spoke of Dry Kindling taking after Niveous should've been a dead giveaway! Dry Kindling's careful to cultivate an appearance of innocence while finding other fillies to blame her shenanigans on. I keep thinking of picrel where Crackling Fire looks rather ominous and intimidating when I imagine her dealing with Dry Kindling after finding out about it all. Snowpones have kind spirits, absolutely, but they're not pushovers and Crackling would have no problems setting Dry Kindling on the straight and narrow. Marching her around Snowpitt to personally apologise to every snowpone involved (and especially the other fillies for wrongly implicating them).>Frostbite has been through far too much already, the whole village looks out for her.I can't help but imagine that every time there's a snowball fight going on and Frostbite passes by, Niveous starts running around in a panic to all the other foals involved, telling them they have to stop in case they hit Frostbite! Which inevitably draws an exasperated eyeroll from the older filly but she knows Niveous does it out of consideration for her and so tries not to complain. Which might lead to something like:>That was it, she'd had enough of this nonsense.>It was getting to the point where Frostbite was afraid to go out, knowing her friend would spoil the fun of the others.>Her booted hooves crunched on the snow as she turned about and marched towards the white filly, wearing her scarf for a change.>A filly who, in spite of the looks of disappointment of her compatriots, still beamed at Frostbite.>"Hey, Frosty!" Niveous called out, trotting forward.>Perfect. It was a little awkward with the boots but Frostbite bent down and began scooping a measure of snow between her forelegs.>Niveous drew up to a stop, still a little further way from Frostbite, and looked on in confusion as the older filly squeezed and shaped snow between her hooves until it began to look suspiciously like a snowball.>The fillies who'd been muttering among themselves fell to a hush, watching intently as Frostbite hefted the snowball in a hoof.>And tossed it at the snow-white filly standing in the centre of their gathering.>The snowball hit niveous squarely on the nose, splattering powdery snow across her face.>Silence turned to giggling and then quickly to laughter.>Frostbite herself brought a snow-dusted boot to her face, trying to keep herself from laughing too much at her friend's look of confusion.>"Hey!" Niveous shouted, breaking into a canter towards Frostbite. "You can't do that!">Still trying to bring her chuckling under control, Frostbite lowered her hoof and said, "oh? Why not?">Drawing up to the other filly, Niveous stomped a hoof and shook the remaining snow from her face.>"Because!" she growled.>"Because... ?" Try as she might, Frostbite couldn't keep a smile from her lips.
>>37672635>"Because-... Because I can't throw one back!" Niveous nearly shouted, stomping another hoof against the snow.>The look of sheer fury on Niveous' face was too much for Frostbite to suppress a chuckle at. By the stars but how could she look so adorable even angry?>"C'mon, Nivy, I thought you're supposed to throw snowballs in a snowball fight.">And just like that, the scowl of disgust Niveous wore melted as she first turned her eyes from the other filly and then looked back, kicking a hoof against the snow.>”Yeah but not at you, Frosty,” Niveous said, quietly.>Frostbite leaned forward, putting her nose to Niveous’ and shivered at the last few errant bits of snow there.>”I won’t freeze if a little snow gets on me.” Frostbite leaned forward a shade more, rubbing her nose against the other filly’s. “I’ll be okay.”>”But…” Niveous trailed off, and in spite of how obviously she tried not to, Frostbite saw her eyes trail up towards ears now covered by muffs.>Could she really blame her friend for looking out for her so carefully?>Maybe not but she had to do something about all of this.>”Tell you what,” Frostbite said, taking one of Niveous’ hooves with her own, “I’ll show you what’ll happen if a little snow gets on me.”>Not giving the other filly time to object or ask, Frostbite brought Niveous’ hoof along the snow to scoop up a little of it.>Looking down at her hoof and then back up, Niveous shook her head but was met only with the easy, kind smile of her friend still guiding her hoof up.>Up and over to the opening of Frostbite’s cloak and then against the thick part of her coat that lay against her chest.>Frostbite shivered but held Niveous’ snowy hoof there for a moment until allowing the filly to draw it back and shake the remaining snow from it.>Even through her coat, the cold reached its claws in towards her chest and brought the memory of sharp winds biting at her ears. She reflexively flicked her ears but breathed an internal sigh of relief at feeling them till snugly guarded by the muffs.>”S-See? I-I’m fine! I d-didn’t freeze!”>It did little to wipe the look of worry from Niveous’ face and Frostbite was left to take a few steadying breaths, forcing her mind from the cold.>”I’m okay, Nivy.” The snow-white filly chewed her lip and Frostbite tapped a hoof against her side, where a small bulge in the cloak lay. “Pine gave me some of her tea.”>Still, her friend looked up with unsure eyes.>Frostbite sighed and brought one of her hooves up to pat at Niveous shoulder. “How about this: you go back to the snowball fight and I’ll watch. Then you can see nopony’s gonna hit me, okay?”>Niveous turned about to her friends who looked on curiously, then back to Frostbite. “Promise you’ll go inside if you’re cold?”>Frostbite nickered. “I promise I’ll keep some tea for you, but only if you win!”
>>37672635>>37672645>C'mon, Nonny, the way I said the grandmares spoke of Dry Kindling taking after Niveous should've been a dead giveaway! Dry Kindling's careful to cultivate an appearance of innocence while finding other fillies to blame her shenanigans on.I should have clocked onto that! Crackling certainly can be intimidating if she wants to be, I can't blame Dry Kindling for being spooked into better behaviour.>the Frostbite/Niveous greenI love their friendship already, how sweet and adorable. Perfect snowpone moment.>The look of sheer fury on Niveous' face was too much for Frostbite to suppress a chuckle at. By the stars but how could she look so adorable even angryLaughed hard at this part, picturing the filly having such a serious expression. Frostbite clearly hasn't let her experience get to her. She's stronger than she initially appears.
>>37672645Niveous is a good friend. Perhaps even too good.
How do I build snowpity?
>>37672895First you dig a hole
>>37670239Is that a red hat? Is something sleeping under it?
>>37670239>letting the species that catches on fire when angered watch over felt faggotsI guess that's one way to make sure they don't get into any trouble.
>>37674337It's a plunger, and yes.>>37674614Fleece, so obviously more fire resistant than felt not really
>>37665713>>37669916The snow frostwolf stands no chance
>>37665713>>37669916>>37675423Image did not attach fuck
>>37675435>ice elation is nervous because she knows those fillies would be torn apart in seconds All those expressions are great. You’re like Midas if everything he touched turned adorable.
>>37675435FISH HATFISH HAT
>>37675435why are we not calling them shiverwolves
>>37675636Winterwolves are technically under the hasbro umbrella already.
>>37671248I really need to learn how to draw tree's
>>37675701Spooky Snow Stare
>>37675701>snowpone comes home from her visit to the Outpost>something seems off about her
>bump limitI really hope the one in charge of the OP choose one of these new halloween related one for the new thread
>>37672635>>37675701Snowmares are surprisingly spooky in the dark.
>>37675795I agree, thats why I hope to get some aurorapones soon.
>>37675756Did someone save the lighter version? It’s hard to see anything in this one.
>>37651873>>37644794These should probably added to the next OP too
>>37675842>>37675851Aw yeah, that’s the shit. The face on the left is nightmare fuel.
Hey again, sorry for no update on the Dashie green in a bit, been having fun at the anniversary stream but mostly back now, I've compiled the green into a ponepaste finally for easier reading, expect a continuation tomorrow!https://ponepaste.org/5843>>37675435This is so adorable!>>37675701Spooky, and yet still so cute!
>>37675857Kind of looks like Ren.
New bread when?