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How was a book involving the intellectual property of two corporate giants allowed to be sold? I just want to know how they did it
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>>38081516
Absolute fucking BASEDNESS. Fuck the system, fuck the haters.
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>>38081516
It was so shit nobody wanted to go to court over it.
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should've just called this edj, edge, and edgy.
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>>38081516
I hate that this killed off all other greens/fics exploring crossovers of fallout and mlp
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>>38081516
Hasbro doesn't seem to go after fanfiction printing very heavily, and I doubt there's anything in Fallout Equestria that Bethesda could sue over.
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>>38081516
Physical copies appear to be sold at cost, which comes with some legal whatnot about non-profit ventures. Also, Bethesda loves it so much that they named a character in Nuka World after the antagonist.
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>>38081516
God I love FoE
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>>38081619
underrated
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>>38081619
They would have been inferior
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>>38081619
Is it true that FO:E takes most of its inspiration from 3? I wish it took more inspiration from 1, like Fallout Sonara. Also I really hope the translation for that mod comes out soon, it looks fucking amazing.
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>>38082797
It took a lot from 1, 2, and 3 actually, but only a bit from New Vegas.
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>>38082855
>a lot from 1
it really didn't
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>>38082797
It takes some elements from all games, but its mostly inspired by 3, yes, which explains the quality in its writing
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>>38082893
I don't blame them honestly. The show came out in 2010. New Vegas came out 9 fucking days later. Most people (then) hadn't heard of Fallout until 3 came out, and for most people that was their first game in the franchise that they played, probably for dozens if not hundreds of hours. So it's natural the author(s) of FO:E based it off of the game they were most familiar with at the time. It's too bad 3's atmosphere and tone can't hold a candle to 1's (outside of a few locations).

Like the other anon said, I wish there were more crossovers fics that blended MLP and Fallout together. Hell, G5 is fucking ripe for Seirra Madre-esque story where Sunny and friends find some of G4 ruin.
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>>38083325
Canterlot in original FO:E is based on Sierra Madre.
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>>38083361
Yeah but it has Fallout 3 tier writing. From what I understand there's no themes present in the FO:E version like there was in the original Dead Money DLC.
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>>38083325
>G5 cast gets sent to [old and worn g4 casino] to get to the gold vault for [random greedy pony]
>Sunny is excited because more information on equestria of old
>Hitch tries taking charge
>Zipp flies away because overlord pony stuck there probably wasn't informed pegasi could fly again
>Pipp thinks it's all a reality game show
>Izzy gets her head blown off because she wanted to turn on the radio

It'd be interesting seeing a sierra madre that's primarily magical all though. The previously magicless ponies would be completely clueless to how things worked once they reach inside. Probably why the evil stuck one needed the help slaves in the first place.
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>>38082797
I may have something for you give me a couple of days.
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>>38081619
This was the worst thing it did.
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>>38083436
>Izzy gets her head blown off because she wanted to turn on the radio
Then all of them go boom.

>Zipp flies away because overlord pony stuck there probably wasn't informed pegasi could fly again
She gets out of range then they all go boom.
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>>38083764
It's all a matter of who gets them all killed first then.
Or they complete the entire thing by accident unaware of the risk of death the entire time.
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>>38083368
>themes
Haha old man stuck in Vault I have all the gold bars
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>>38081860
There's several references to MLP/FoE in Fallout 4, namely the giddy up buttercup terminal references "I just don't know what went wrong" and after you blow up the institute with the Minuteman, your character makes a reference to I thought it would be sunshine and get a unicorn.
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>>38081516

Some turbosperg on mlpol went through the entire book line by line and pointed out literally every single thing wrong with the original Fallout Equestria story. It's long as fuck but it's honestly a worthwhile read.

https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/284789
https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/294032
https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/304714
https://mlpol.net/mlpol/311564
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>>38084096
>turbosperg doesn't like Fallout Kinoquestria, so he writes a book about why he hates it
Color me surprised
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>>38083993
I don't think there's any actual Fo:E references.
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>>38084096
>reviews a Fallout/MLP crossover
>knows shit about Fallout
>"why don't half the lines make sense?"
/pol/fags, everyone.
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>>38084096
I mean, I imagine most people in the FoE general here won't contest the idea that the original story is heavily flawed. It really, really, really needs a fucking rewrite, and it needs it eight years ago. The only reason I still hang around here in this subfandom is because the setting and worldbuilding and sheer potential of the world Kkat made is one of the richest and most interesting grounds for the kind of shit I like to read. The Book of Littlepip is just a base for other authors to build off of, and has been from nearly the beginning.
I'm convinced the only reason Kkat hasn't attempted a sequel or a rewrite aside from just not giving a fuck anymore is because they don't fucking need to. Fallout Equestria is going to be popular for many more years to come even if the original story has many glaring flaws. The fans will continue to write in Kkat's stead. Some better, some worse than the original.
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>>38084096
What the actual fuck.
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>>38084096
I remember looking at that.
He complained about something that was explained in literally the next paragraph.

The fic has problems, but he has more.
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>>38084508
>"why don't half the lines make sense?"
Because the author failed to make a story that can stand on its own. Also because they took inspiration from the wrong places so there was going to be nonsense anyways.
>>38084633
>the setting and worldbuilding and sheer potential of the world Kkat made is one of the richest and most interesting grounds for the kind of shit I like to read.
Well I'm glad you're able to turn your brain off and just enjoy it for what it is.
>>38084654
So far it seems fine to me. He's making his posts as he's reading, so it's not surprising that that would sometimes happen due to him taking a break to post at not quite the best time.
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>>38084096
>line by line
Discarded immediately. This is just CinemaSins in text form.
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>>38084945
Unfortunately it doesn't even hold up against an attack as weak as that.
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>>38084945
Stories aren't meant to be taken line-by-line.
They are meant to be taken as a whole, you can however divide it by chapters if the story is long enough.

If you want to do what he is trying to do, write comments down as you read and after you finish the chapter go back over your notes; Which are still relevant? What questions did you have? Are they still there? Where they answered? Did it flow into the narrative? Which have been resolved? Compile your notes into a summary and post that.
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>>38084966
All he's really doing is showing us him doing that as he does it rather than presenting a polished and organized review. Either way, it doesn't take an autist who doesn't care about presentation to tell you that FoE is shit.
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>>38085028
What he's doing is resulting in a false belief that the ones reading his review understand what is being read.
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>>38085028
Addition: There is no excuse for worthless exposition dumps right in the very beginning of your story. That is just one of many things that can be taken as shit without needing to read the whole story. Also, "it gets better if you just sit through X words" quickly loses strength and requires more to make up for whatever it is that requires this to be said in the first place.
>>38085051
You mean presuming that people reading his review have already read the story? Yes. It's definitely not a review I'd recommend to someone as their initial exposure to FoE and basis on whether or not they want to read it. And that's not even taking into account the fact that he's written a review that is a novel in and of itself.
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>>38084096
>>Rage welled up in me until I felt it would burst through my eyeballs.
>I hate it when that happens.
Lost.
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>>38082797
I just need another day for an idea to come to filtration.
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>>38084096
That thread sure is something.
>https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/284789#285521
Can someone tell me whether or not this is just bullshit? Please tell me this is bullshit. It can't not be bullshit. This guy has to be sub-/fimfic/-nmmflagfag tier, right?
If this is anything other than complete and total bullshit I'm going to fly into an unending blind gorilla rage at the diarrhea that our world was cursed with.
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>>38084894
>he
You mean you?
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Littlepip should have joined Red Eye at the formation of the new Unity. She went on to become a benevolent goddess anyway, why not use real power for it?
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>>38085669
Because she is a turbo dyke.
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>>38085324
>https://mlpol.net/mlpol/archive/284789#285521
For the sake of your own sanity I recommend you not bother reading that British guy's posts at all. He's a pretty well known anon on mlpol and pretty much all of his posts are like that. At several points the review threads derail into shitposting, with everyone telling him to shut the fuck up and him getting angry about it.
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>>38086611
So it's bullshit?
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>>38086686
Yep, meaningless words from a meaningless sperg.
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>>38086716
Thank God. I heard about the Fluttershy stuff so it really concerned me when I saw something that I could actually confirm for myself. Glad to know that wasn't indicative of truth in the rest of his post.
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>>38085642
Do you really think there's only a dozen people on the internet?
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>>38086954
A dozen or so regular posters on this same topic? Yes.
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>>38087451
There's 50 in just the Fallout: Equestria general right now.
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Bump
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>>38087451
That's how it works
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>>38086716
>Thank God, I almost had to think about the media I consume. Or even worse, actually read it!
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>>38088896
>NOOOO YOU CAN'T LIKE SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE
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>>38089113
If you think gravel tastes good then that's fine, but trying to tell other people they should eat it because it tastes great isn't.
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>>38089113
Why are you posting in the fallout equestria thread if you haven't read fallout equestria? Wouldn't someone who read it be able to answer the question of "is this real" themselves?
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Great, now the fimficfags are raiding the thread.
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>>38089245
Whoops, forgot which post I was originally replying to. That's meant for >>38085324
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>>38089284
Because I just got curious and started reading through that thread. Seeing that post forced me to ask, because I sure as hell wasn't going to sit through over half a million words to confirm whether or not the story was literally one of the worst things to ever be created.
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>>38081516
Easy. Their publisher is in Russia.
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>>38081619
This. It did to Fallout/MLP fics what Equestria Girls did to humanizations.
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Bump
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>>38090335
Stop. STOP! I can't afford to hate this fic any more than I already do or I'm going to die of an aneurism.
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>still triggers autists a decade later
God FoE is so fucking based
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>>38090681
>>still triggers autists decades later
>God, furries are so fucking based
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>>38082865
I think The Goddess was supposed to be the pony version of The Master from Fallout 1.
I.M.P. was pretty much FoE's version of the FEV virus after all
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should i read foe if i don't know anything about fallout?
like, i almost know nothing. i think i know more about the drama surrounding the nuka dark than i do about any of the actual fallout games.
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>>38084190
Is that a FoE image? I don't remember that in any of the fics I've read
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>>38090706
Sure. If you're willing to spend however long it'll take you to read 600000 words.
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>>38090706
I'd give it a try, but it most likely won't mean as much to you. It was written to be read by people who were big into both fandoms, and it was originally just posted to Fallout forums, not MLP ones. It's still a fun read though, and it's not too complicated
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>>38090714
>it was originally just posted to Fallout forums, not MLP ones
That sounds like a riot. How'd they take it? Did it generate as much autistic hatred there as it has here?
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>>38090712
that's what, like, a little over half of harry potter?
yes, i am so autistic i measure reading length in terms of harry potter. i haven't even read any of it in like 8 years.
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Shame it came out before S5, I feel Glimglam would have been a better expy of The Master
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>>38090733
Or a full 8-hour work week if you read at an average speed.
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>>38090739
how fast is average? also, i would 100% read it in the dead of night because i'm insomnaic as fuck.
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>>38090745
I just went with 250 words per minute. It's the high end of very average. Conveniently works out to 40 hours flat.
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>>38090723
I heard it was received with confusion at first, then just ignored
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>>38090751
I think that's about what the audiobook ends up at, give or take a few hours.

https://gardensofequestria.com/index.php/audiobook/

Instead of re-reading it last year, I listened to it on the way to and from work, I have about a 45 minute drive and it took me a little over two months to get through it
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>>38090708
No it's just a cool frog I found
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>>38090756
>falloutfags have a greater hive intelligence than /mlp/
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>>38090838
Is that a good thing?
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Does anyone else think that this fic is overrated?
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>>38091579
yes
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>>38091579
>oooh ooh give me validation
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>>38081619
Same
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>>38081619
>>38094297
Plenty of other Fallout/MLP crossover fics still exist that aren't FoE. Some are still being written even in 2022.They just typically suck dicks because it's gamer self-inserts, EQG, or half-assed lone wanderer/courier meets the ponies shit. If you actually enjoy that kind of writing while lambasting Fallout Equestria, unironically kill yourself because that is like the lowest of the low when it comes to crossover writing and if you seek that kind of writing out it means you have dogshit taste in literature. At least Fallout Equestria, for all its flaws, does a decent crossover and blends the two worlds together instead of doing the typical shitty 'character from one thing ends up in the world of another! Now the plot happens the same as usual except with the addition of these WACKY new characters thrown into the mix! haha!' kind of trite garbage that is the whole reason crossovers in fanfiction are typically looked down upon.
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>>38085324
>FEQ fantards love saying "Equestria must have been evil, genocidal, and imperialistic, and fully deserving of everything Zebras and Fluttershy did, because they think they're better than Zebras and pre-apocalyptic America was like that in Fallout!"
I have never, not even a single time in the almost 10 years FoE has been out, seen anyone say this or anything even remotely similar to this. Literal schizophrenic
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>>38094445
The reason that all greens and fics in 2022 are shit are because the fandom is dead.
During the golden age all the good writers who wished to write mlp x fallout content looked at Fallout Equestria and wrote their tales for that world instead of making their own.
That's why people say FO:E killed off crossover fics, you fucking retard.
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>>38094470
Have you used twitter or reddit much?
If anywhere's going to be saying stuff like that it's going to be there.
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>>38095389
Even if someone were to make up their own version of Fallout Equestria, what would that look like, exactly? One big reason why writers choose to write fics in Kkat's setting is because it's such a good blank slate. What would you change about the world? Change 'buck' to 'buffout'? 'dash' to 'jet'? Change 'pipbuck' to 'pipcolt'? Honestly, anon, your post makes no sense. The only thing that is arguably a pretty big deal that I can see someone changing are the alicorns, but even then, they are supposed to be incredibly rare and mysterious even in the OG fic, so ignoring their existence altogether is totally an option. You can still have a FO:E fic with super mutants. Nobody is stopping you.
It's just that the background and worldbuilding in FO:E is already so solid and easy to work with that most people prefer to write in that setting and expand upon that world. There are plenty of FO:E fics with little to no mention of Littlepip, or her adventures, and while yes, it's usually still the case that these stories also have the ministries, enclave pegasi, zebras as enemies of Equestria, and memory orbs for flashback shenanigans, these are all arguably the best they can be as they are, at least in my opinion.
It probably helps that by keeping one loose timeline and 'universe' for all the stories to have a sandbox in, it makes it much, much easier to pick a fic up. You know what you're getting into going in, and don't have to re-learn the rules of what is what every time. This is a good thing because it actually gives the author more freedom to create their own story, believe it or not. The best example of this to my knowledge is probably Homelands, where the author just does his own thing entirely and the setting for the whole fic is straight up on the other side of the planet from where the original story takes place, but still builds off of those roots that Kkat put down.
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>>38084633
you sound like a pokemon fan
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>>38095836
>t.
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>>38084096
FoE unfortunately had to exist for true kino to be born.
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>>38095710
>it's such a good blank slate.
It's literally just Fallout but if it were in Equestria.
The things you brought up are things that anyone could come up with in a couple minutes of thought, if that.
>these are all arguably the best they can be as they are
They're arbitrary, senseless, and largely forced.
The worldbuilding is atrocious and quite possibly the single worst thing about it. And I don't mean the superficial worldbuilding of it being post-apocalyptic or what certain things are called. I mean how things came to be the way they are, how things tick, what sort of interorganizational relationships occurred and how they did so and what effects they had.
I actually think the alicorns are a good idea in theory. It's one of the few things kkat actually stopped to consider how something from Fallout could be integrated into the world of Equestria in a more nuanced and interesting way.
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>>38095836
Post elo
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>>38090738
Twilight as the master would've been cool but mostly funny.
>Tries to "unite" everyone
>Fails miserably (leading to G5)
>Player character points this out
>Twilight kills herself out of shame
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>>38090738
Well, it lets her play the Tabitha expy, so it all works out in the end.
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>>38095710
>alicorns
I know enough about Fo:E to know they exist as a result of something similar to the FEV and that they're rare, but not much more. Seems to me like they could've been about as common (or maybe half to a quarter) as super mutants if they went with their weakness being them lacking the ability to make friends in any capacity. Like they'd always backstab and be incapable of forming groups of anything, wandering the wastelands as lone wolves. This would also make them not op, seeing as you'd only ever encounter one at a time.



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