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VR snowpon, one step closer to reality edition

The pic that started it all: https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37443253/ https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37447036/
Previous thread: https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/39122579/
Alternative thread: https://nhnb.org/fim/res/2295.html
Archive of snowpony thread art: https://derpy.me/KBw11
Archive of snowpony-related musics: https://ponepaste.org/5819
On the boorus, the snowpony tag ended up being "snowpony (species)" or "taiga pony"

>What is a snowpity?
https://snowpity.com/

>What are snowponies?
Lore dumps for the newfags
https://desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mlp/image/1646/33/1646333439218.png
https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/981051/snowpony-lore-dump


The Great Snowpony Expedition
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37474157/
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/37750570/#37767390
https://ponepaste.org/5843

Reading material:
>Anon and Frosty Flakes
https://ponepaste.org/5609
https://ponepaste.org/5640
>Comfy lore snippets
https://ponepaste.org/5652
https://ponepaste.org/5650
https://ponepaste.org/5664
>Cirrus Wisp and Filly
https://ponepaste.org/5662
>Bury Me in White
https://ponepaste.org/5648
>Surehoof's First Ice Step
https://ponepaste.org/5689
>A cute (hopefully) snow pone short
https://ponepaste.org/5682
>Frost Fringed Letters [WIP]
https://ponepaste.org/5678
>My Winter Storm
https://ponepaste.org/5713
Kinderquestria Greens
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37475222/
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/post/37475226/
>Poetry
https://ponepaste.org/8220
https://ponepaste.org/5857
https://ponepaste.org/5885
>Agate's vigil (WIP)
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/507146/agates-vigil
>The First Fish
https://ponepaste.org/7283
>New Life with Frosty Flakes (Lewd)
https://ponepaste.org/6225
>[WIP] Cultural Exchange at Spa
https://ponepaste.org/7063
>Snowfall Frost's seach for Windigos
https://ponepaste.org/7147
>The first step north
https://ponepaste.org/7468
>Pine Ponder and the Lost Scarf
https://ponepaste.org/8037
>A Crystal Forest Rescue
https://ponepaste.org/8082
>Russian snwowpone fics (use google translate or something similar)
https://ponyfiction.org/story/16611/
https://ponyfiction.org/story/16645/

>Merch
Pine Ponder approved tea:
https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=191237

Snowpone patches:
https://neighsayerpatches.com/products/the-great-snowpone-expedition-patch
https://neighsayerpatches.com/products/visit-snowpitt-patch
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Tempted to buy VR equipment just so I can pet the snowpon.
I think I added all the new written things from the last thread that were binned. Lichen's stuff remains unsaved. I guess I can toss those onto the unified Lichen archive, if no one claims them.
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>>39274843
Is a Snowpony as special breed of Pony, or is it something that happens to all Ponies if they live in colder climates?
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>>39274870
Regional kind of thing, much the same way Crystal ponies are only found in the Crystal Empire.
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>>39274864
>Lichen's stuff remains unsaved. I guess I can toss those onto the unified Lichen archive, if no one claims them.
That's probably for the best, if anyone does come forward, its easily amended.
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>>39274843
>>39274864
How long until deep dive VR?
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>>39274864
As much as I like VR there isn't that much to do in Ramage, and the petting is fun for like, 2 minutes before it start to only emphasize how far technology still need to go before it can actually fill the void in our hearts.

>>39275884
I so hope I won't die of old age / civilization won't collapse before deep dive finally become possible and affordable.
It's not looking good now tho, Neuralink still hasn't even started human trials despite technically not doing anything that hasn't been done decades ago with more intrusive electrodes - and even then, it's only to send commands to the computer, its compact design make it by definition incapable to allow the computer to send much stuff back. Even the researches about grafting camera's output directly on blind people's visual area have petered out iirc, due to underwhelming results compared to how invasive the techniques were.

Realistically, we will probably have to settle for just better headset, with decent haptic gloves (the current ones are 5k$ a pair, and only transmit hard touch, not texture, from what I can see).

Machine-learning AIs might also soon come to the rescue with content, they recently started getting out of their "only static pics" phase and can make some actual movies from prompts. Wouldn't be interactive, but at least you could prompt "cute snowpony family playing in the snow" and watch them for hours in VR.
Which remind me, did anyone try to output snowponies with the current pony-trained AIs?
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the snowtranny's desire to shit up the catalog is insatiable
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>>39275943
>Which remind me, did anyone try to output snowponies with the current pony-trained AIs?
Current, no. I did try making some snowpons some... Three, four months ago, I think? Got some funny splotches and vaguely interesting stuff that could be interpreted as abstract snowponies, but nothing realistic.
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>>39274843
awww she's so cute with her little snoot
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>>39275943
>the petting is fun for like, 2 minutes
Yeah, I figured. Still fun to muse, though.
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>>39274864
If you don't have interest in VR games already, I wouldn't take the plunge just to pet the poner. However, if there's a couple games that interest you I would highly recommend it.
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>>39274843
Am I missing something? This just looks like the SFM stuff with a shader on it
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If money isnt an issue whats the best headset to buy right now? (usa)
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>>39277824
I'd say the Valve Index. The headset is very good and the controllers do add something to the experience, being able to actually grab things instead of pressing a button.
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>>39277439
It's in Unity so you can actually pick your view/horse/scene/anim, but yeah that's still the usual SFM models.
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VR tourist here
How the fuck can I get my hands on snowponer in VR?
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>>39278140
Ask the anon that made it if he's willing to share, I guess.
By the looks of it though, there's not much more besides what's in this little clip there.
>>39274864
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>>39278157
Im something of a game dev myself. heh It's hard to make an interaction simulator work. Requires good coding ability to keep the simulation straight and a shit ton of animations. Most people are only good at one of these things. Even with AAA budget at most you could create something like the Sims, but with ponies. And I personally find the Sims boring.

How would you anons tackle the problem of creating a fun mare game experience with focus on the relationship part?

Visual novel?
Stardew valley-like?
Interactive fiction rpg?
Simple chat bot?
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>>39278157
Yeah, there ain't much going on in this game. You can't really customize their appearance much out of a few outfit swaps. It's like a tiny tiny tech demo. Even the anthrofag stuff is mostly just poses and 1 anim.

They need to go look at porn and copy some of the poses.
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More pics of VR pony?
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>>39274864
>>39274843
Sooo cute...
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>>39275943
>Which remind me, did anyone try to output snowponies with the current pony-trained AIs?
Closest I've seen is this, which inspired the ice-golem lore discussion. Actual floofy snowpones, no sign.
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>>39278242
Animal crossing, but with ponies.
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>>39274843
Im getting a VR headset (PICO4) this chritstmas. how do I fu- pet pretty mares?
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>>39278242
a club penguin but with mares?
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>>39278242
>Visual novel?
>Stardew valley-like?
>Interactive fiction rpg?
I like all those options desu. Chat bot sounds lame, though.
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>>39278140
>>39278157
>>39279188
If you mean the VR app: it's Ramage on Patreon/Subscribestar.
>paying for porn, ever
Kemonoparty has it too, iirc.
>wanting porn, ever
Next update will have a SFW version, last one was ages ago.

If you mean the model: it's an improvised thing in Unity, not a proper SFM model.
>mane & tail from "Wet Mane Rarity"
>hooves & body from "V6 ReVamped"
Body texture: https://u.smutty.horse/mkdaratfylp.png
Hair length map: https://u.smutty.horse/mkdarblaowp.png
Wish there was proper mane&tail of snowponies/crystalponies available around instead of having to pick whatever-is-close-enough from the ponySFM archive, but eh...

>>39278279
>the anthrofag stuff is mostly just poses and 1 anim.
There is already so much 3D anthro porn produced daily that when I have some free time to work on Ramage I tend to prioritize classic pony stuff instead.
I do plan to make some basic anim loops with them, but at this point my ToDo list is already long enough that I should be done around G7's finale.

>>39278475
Pic related.
I made an alternate skin for Whitetail Wood's nightly campsite. Half tempted to dust off an old dynamic snow system to leave hoofprints, but that will probably be for another time.
Also you can make them sit/sleep now.
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>>39280054
Oh, bloody hell. Sometimes, less really is more. Even with how basic/crude that picture is, it's goddamn comfy and adorable.
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>>39280054
I will probably just stick with SL for now. That looks like fun but I already had my fill making gmod ponies in garry's mod.

Cool little thing though.
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>>39279208
Isn't ponytown exactly that?

>>39279156
No opinion. Haven't played.

>>39279520
>chatbot
Agreed, Chatbot is pretty lame. It works for some people though, not sure why. It's novel and fun for a bit and then it quickly becomes boring. I prefer reading greens from humans, over chatbot produced sludge.

>interactive fiction
Most reasonable to execute. I wonder though how much one gains by introducing options and puzzles to a story, over just having a linear well written story.
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>>39274843
playing with ponies in vr??? wow this is something i couldn't have even imagined as a kid, but. i guess that's cool.
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>>39274864
>>39280054
this shit is so fucking nice it's not even funny
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>Reposting from NHNB
Apparently scribus has a built-in template for Lulu and Createspace 6x9 paper book.
Tried to apply it to the Snowpone Book. The downside is that the pages got taller so to not distort the pics I had to add blank areas.
To make it stand out less I made some bullshit northern-ish ornaments based on Inuit art.
What do you think anons? Is it better that way or is it better to leave it as is?
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>>39280987
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>>39280054
Thanks bro I really do like Ramage. But I dont have any VR tools. Can you do anything different with the VR in Ramage?
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>>39281023
Play with some really shitty toys that often fall out of your hand or get stuck on the ground with no way to use the force to pull them back to you like in every vr game ever.

This is a hint to the dev
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>>39280688
>Isn't ponytown exactly that?
no...
theres's no economy, no minigames/jobs no clothes/furniture/cosmetic market. there's really no gameplay at all
it's all roleplay and chat
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>>39280987
>>39280994
I think it looks nice, the blank areas don't detract from it especially.
The 2 page spread's added borders really make it work. Similar such snowpone-themed image borders for images instead of empty would make it brilliant!
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>>39281023
Honestly not much.
Half because I try to have stuff work even without VR, half because it's been purely an animation viewer for most of its existence so interactivity in general is still low.

>>39281394
>This is a hint to the dev
Was working on revamping their wonky-as-hell insertion system, but guess I will look into that too while I'm at it.
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>>39281852
>the pic
Pure snowpone SOUL
Have a youtube ambient snow/fire video in the background and you're halfway there
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>>39281670
>it's all roleplay and chat
and Feds, there was an actual CIA guy that roleplayed there.
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>"I learned something new today"
>Cirrus looks to her side and spots a snowpony right next to her that she was not aware being there a few moments ago
>Yet she just started talking like the two of you were in the middle of a casual chat
>"There is this thing called virtual reality, and basically it means that you see and interact with things, that aren't really there"
>You make a confused face as the mare keeps talking
>"So basically you can't see it, but we're surrounded by bunnies and seals and other snowponies, they aren't really there but you can pretend they are and that you are talking with them"
>The mare looks to her side at nothing and giggles
>"That was a cool backflip Mr. Snowbunny"
>You look at where the mare is looking, there is nothing there
>"Wait really? The seal went clubbing? Oh I see it, that's the dance club!"
>The mare suddenly hurries towards a big pile of snow and dives in
>You can hear a happy squee from within the snow pile of which the back end of the mare is sticking out
>"I can't believe it, everypony's here!"
>Her tail starts to swish and swoosh almost like to a tune of music, that does not exist
>Not to mention the pile of snow is really not big enough to have anything else than this mare inside of it
>"Virtual Reality is awesome!"
>You make a worried face and carry on with what you set out to do originally

>You are Lichen
>You are playing virtual reality today
>Your imagination is pretty awesome, you even imagined Cirrus, she was the splitting image of her own self
>Maybe you're an genius? Like with the brain?
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>>39282259
Lichen is pure joy.
>Her tail starts to swish and swoosh almost like to a tune of music, that does not exist
Dancing Lichen!

>picturing Cirrus with this expression looking at her antics
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>>39280994
>>39280987
The fishbones are a bit silly, but I don't think they make the book any worse.
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>Page 9
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>>39283295
Just chillin
Fish killin
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booper, the abominable
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>>39282180
What was the goal?
Glowies are damn weird.
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>>39285858
I think he was just there for observation/insertion
every forum has at least a few feds on it.
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>>39280054
Kemono has it but only the inferior patreon version. Huge thanks for making it by the way, this is awesome.
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>>39286223
Whats the difference between the two versions?
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>>39286367
Patreon version has foalcon and "bestiality" (ponyXnotpony) animations removed.
No lewding filly Frosty under Patreon's watch.
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>>39286787
>No lewding filly Frosty under Patreon's watch.
based

>>39285356
an abominable's boops would be powerful indeed
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>You are Lichen, you're not sure why you have to tell yourself that
>And once again you have gained knowledge of something interesting
>Chew tobacco
>basically, plant leaf goes brr and is a block
>put in mouth, chew, spit
>Which got you thinking
>You make herbal tea out of lichen
>lichen + water = tea
>saliva=mouth water
>if you made a "chew tobacco" from dried lichen, you could chew it and instead of spitting out, you swallow
>You brew the lichen tea, in your own mouth, from your own saliva
>And hence you are holding a block of tightly packed, dried lichen
>It's not bone dry mind you, but kind of moist, but dried
>a bit like dried fruit
>you break off some of it and out it into your mouth, and you start to chew
>yes, yes you're really getting the lichen flavor out of it, yes
>you keep chewing and swallowing your own saliva, and after it's lost all of it's flavor, you just swallow the lichen mass, and then break off another piece of your chew lichen and get to chewin'
>Eyup
>this is no different than eating normal lichen, normally
>You chew as long as there is flavor and then swallow it and put more in your mouth
>This was a waste of time
>You could have eaten the lichen normally instead of going through all that work to turn it into "chew lichen"
>But you could have just chewed lichen, instead of making chew lichen
>You stand there, contemplating your life
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Magic is happening. 7k words. Fingers crossed, I'll have the fastest update I ever did to Agate ever tomorrow. Heh.
I don't see how some of the (very few) authors manage to make regular updates every 2-3 days. Do they just write the entire story out beforehand, and then release it gradually? Or do they have that much free time?
Granted, their chapters tend to be a bit shorter than mine... Ah well, that's their secret.
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>>39288077
Supposedly, an experienced author can pen 1k words an hour. That's about 2 posts of content. Probably need to add 1h for proof reading though.
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>>39288152
Interesting. Sometimes, words flow faster than that, and other times, I get stuck on a paragraph for 10-20 minutes. Eh. Gotta keep writing.
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Mare overload
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>>39288077
Great news! Can't wait to read it!
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>>39287821
Idk silly snowpony
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>Page 9
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>>39288077
Colder weather making you channel snowpone vibes easier perhaps?
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>>39284447
we really don't deserve this kind of effort and talent
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>>39288456
>>39290411
It's here.
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/507146/agates-vigil
Heh. Not much cold weather here just yet, but the days sure as hell are shorter.
I'll try to be faster with updates, but, as usual, I can't make any promises.
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>>39291011
I feel awful for not noticing it originally now, but thank you for mentioning it!
>>39284447
Lovely. I love the unique looks for these snowpone structures, and the totem/statues in particular. It looks fantastic.
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>Trying to think of something creative to contribute to the thread
>Only thing I can think of are the big soft cheeks of the snowpony I am responsible for

Stupid soft plushy snowponies
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>>39291061
Agate is probably at her best interacting with other foals. Great chapter! I can see her over the centuries becoming something of a guardian/helper of the young
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>>39292284
I wonder how Puffins and an abominable would get along? They already see average sized snowponies as tiny.
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>>39291970
honk the cheeks and insist that this is how they say hello in your country
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>>39293145
I suspect the abominable would confuse Puffins for a snowfilly, with all the adorable confusion and fluster that would follow.
>Silly abominable...I'm a mother myself!
>But you so tiny!
>SO?
>the abominable backs off from tiny little Puffin's anger
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>>39291498
God tier cuddling and hugs.
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snoponer
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>>39294333
This snowpony looks extremely willing
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>>39294711
It's a half-edited NSFW pic.
I do believe it's still the only real NSFW pic anyone ever made of snowponies. heh
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Sleepy snowfillies.
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can i make a snowpone? whats frowned upon aside from non-earthy colours? any overly common tropes that are old and tired?
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>>39296394
>can i make a snowpone?
Absolutely.
>whats frowned upon aside from non-earthy colours?
No wings or horns, basically. That's really it.
>any overly common tropes that are old and tired?
Not that I'm aware of. Don't think there's that many snowponies made that things are getting overused.
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>>39296425
thanks for the reply, i tried to whip up a (hopefully) cutie real quick, using the symbol i had from a semi-scrapped design (i like the bit of colour it adds for contrast but i think im going to darken it)
i like making designs for new pones i see pop up, it's nice to try and think of a design that has a restricted palette, i thought of some tweaks to make already but it's quite late.
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>>39296546
Looking good already, Anon.
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>>39296546
Cute. What's her jewelry made of?
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>>39296546
Cute snowpony, would pet the pony
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>>39297484
Frozen horse crap.
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>>39294333
"Conceptualize the aroma"
>Lichen turns to look at you while you keep staring at snowpony booty
>"Aroma?"
>Lichen sniffs herself
"Must inhale deeply, imagine the essence"
>Lichen looks at you all confused
>"Anon are you ok?"
"Would it not be funny if she winked a little ha ha asking for a friend"
>The snowpony who's butt you are looking at looks over her shoulder and at you
>Then at her butt
>Then at you again
>Then she gives you a wink, with her eye, and turns back to paying attention in front of her
>Your legs almost run to jello
"Oh god yes IMAGINE sorry my cat ran across my keyboard"
>Lichen just stands there confused
>"Jesse what the hell are you talking about"
>you look at Lichen now
"Waltuh, put the meme away Waltuh"
>"Finally got yoru attention, what are you talking about Anon? Aroma? Essence?"
>You point at the booty
"Look at Frosty's Flakes, don't you just want to sniff?"
>Lichen does that animal tilts head lightly to the side and ears do a few flicks because they saw something confusing-thing
>"Sniff? you want to sniff her"
"I want to inhale her whole ass"
>Frosty herself keeps trying to act like she can't hear you, but you know she can
>"So you want to sniff her butt?"
"Yes"
>Yes
>Rub your face against it too
>"But why?"
>You point at your crotch, Lichen looks at your crotch, then back up at you again
>"I do not get it"
"And you never will"
>Now she looks angi and puffs up her cheeks
>like face cheeks, not like she suddenly badonked her badonkadonk up
>Lichen goes over to Frosty Flakes, puts her face right up against Frosty's butt and then inhales loudly, making Frosty freeze up as she processes what just happened
>Lichen pulls away from the ass, makes an indignant face at you, turns around, flicks at you with her tail almost like she's flipping you off and then goes off on her way, leaving behind a wide eyed, red faced and absolutely shocked Frosty Flakes and one Anon seething with envy
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>>39296546
Oh she's cute, I like her palette and glamour item!
A little bit of "floof" around the hooves would be a nice additional touch, but very good!

>>39298193
Based Lichen dabbing on Anon and just going for it.
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>>39298193
”why does he always talk like that? Is that just how humans speak?”
>“not sure. I asked him about it once, and he responded by giving me this thousand yard stare and saying something about ‘meme magic’ and ‘in your walls’”.
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>>39298595
thx i wanted to add hoof floof but it made the sketch look too weird and chunky, maybe in a coloured picture
>>39296895
>>39297994
ty
>>39297484
dunno
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Fish offering.
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>>39300389
Fish receiving.
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fish growing
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>>39300609
>>39301423
Feesh!
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>>39303300
she's gonna pull your sled
you might not be on it at the time
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>>39305214
How do snowponies store their food long term? Since this is the taiga I can see them using underground cellars, but I don't know if that's feasible for villages in the harsher areas.
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>>39305311
They can build pic related.
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>>39305311
>underground cellars
Yeah, I think this.
>>39305465
Looks like yakutian horse air grave.
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>>39299245
mobilefagging because my tablet has no internet right now
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>>39305719
That's how animals are kept away from stealing.
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>>39306219
Look at her go
>>39305744
Oh yeah the hoof tufts add so much, looking very good
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>>39305744
Oh she's lovely, the floof additions are nicely subtle, her colors work well. Very cute!
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>>39305744
and how does this inverted snowflake look like besides the side?
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>>39307580
I remember the various little crafts that came out of the early threads. Good stuff.
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>>39305465
I like how the exposed roots make it look like the shed has legs.
Also, I wonder if that's an actual storehouse or a "historic recreation", given the modern buildings in the background.
>>39305744
Nice and simple with her own character and unique touches without making her stand out too much. Great work so far, anon.
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Sleep boop.
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bomp
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>>39308067
They were, I hope the makes of them treasure them.

>>39309570
Big chunky igloo blocks.
>the seals in the background
Too cute!
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>>39308726
>I like how the exposed roots make it look like the shed has legs.
I now see the evil Shamare in one of those scuttling around, just like the folklore
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>>39310861
Shamares can't be evil!
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>>39311260
Sorry sorry, dangerously misguided and astray then!
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>>39311381
"I'm going to be a shamare!"
>"Lichen you can't be a shamare"
"You're right, I'm too pretty to be a shamare!"
>"Young one..."
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>>39311426
>"You're right, I'm too pretty to be a shamare!"
Shots fired
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Night. Don't let the snowmares bite.
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>>39311426
Even Yegu knows that's a dangerous statement. Lichen is about to be one of the few ponies to ever see Cirrus's warning glare.
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>>39312228
do not the boot
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>>39313576
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>>39313913
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>39312293
>Lichen is about to be one of the few ponies to ever see Cirrus's warning glare.
Now that would be scary, Lichen would I think quickly regret and retract her statement.
Then Cirrus would burst out laughing and give the extremely surprised Lichen a gentle hoof noogie.
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>>39314181
I think we both know where this is going, Anon
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>>39293795
Now I'm imagining that Equestria gets in contact with Snowponies because of a direct dragon-pony crossbreed Kirin who ended up something of a devil figure from CENTURIES of Nirik-fueled "a little trolling" building up into mythologized ill repute ecstatic about home being back and dragging Cirrus off to see where him and Agate used to live.

So the first contact looks like a March Of The Damned, terrified Snowpony elders bullied by Abominables who are gleeful about Grampa cooling off a bit, the only foals on the trip being long-dead ghosts, led by an Old Monster literally too angry at Sombra to die who's called in favors from a full-blooded dragon niece of his that looks half-dead from poor dietary choices the last couple decades.
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>>39314628
Would be cool
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>>39315438
she can still buff his scalp
use him to blind predators in the tundra
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Yak but cute. Yak-cutia?
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>>39316384
We've got one of those already
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>>39316384
>>39316756
No.
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>>39316384
Yaks went tragically extinct, since they couldn't stop themselves from destroying everything they or ponies who foolishly invited them to stay have built, and were living not in a warm southern land where survival was of no concern, but instead the frigid north where you cooperate or perish.

/r/ snowpony archaeologists excavating a yak carcass frozen into a glacier.
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>>39316913
Yes
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>>39316939
I'm seeing agriculture in the arctic, something stupid ponies can't figure out without an oversized space heater
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>>39316756
I am rather curious now though, IF Snowponies were actually canon in FiM, since around Season 3 at earliest, would've they had Sandbar been Snowpony instead of regular Earth Pony?
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>>39317162
I think having snowponies would change the entire timeline completely. I don't think we'd even have the school, or a lot of other things.
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I would love a snowpony tv show
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>>39317754
If it was about 60% slice of life and 40 adventure/spookiness, it would be perfect.
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>>39316939

Nah, Sandbar was supposed to the 'control' member of the Young Six as the pony representative (funny how he also was the most boring of the lot as a result), he was going to be a normal Earthie regardless.

I have said it before but honestly Yaks are the closest to Snowponies the show ever got, the real differences being the Yaks are far larger, innately narcissistic, and of course the obsession with breaking literally everything in sight.

Then again, reindeer are also canon AND a known species since Pinkie isn't asking *what* the gift givers are when she finally reaches their house, but merely who they are (and also that one comic issue where RD, Diamond Tiara, and Silver Spoon were reindeer in an imagine spot story). I could see Reindeer having been developed into canon expys of snowponies just with more of a reliance on telekinesis and flight.

...the reindeer were literally alicorn tier, I just realized.
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Has Puffins' foal ever got a name?
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>>39318110
Seems to be Totem.
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>>39318062
I didn’t really like the reindeer designs but I’m sure if there were more of them there would have been some better ones.

Aurora and Alice have absolutely wild divination abilities and I assume they’re very much abnormal. The weird thing about them is that they seem like they’ve been there for a long long time that their ages don’t line up with.

The yaks don’t just destroy anything they see, they hate things that aren’t genuine, and they appreciate things that are genuine even if it sucks on the merits that it is. Their smash holiday is about celebrating the impermanence of things, and they appreciate and value mutual understanding, like the not having to ask

They’re proud and stubborn but it is largely superficial and they’re pretty easy to get along with when you understand their mindset.
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>>39317638
>I think having snowponies would change the entire timeline completely.
Not necessarily, if sticking to Crystal Empire Refugees as the "founding population", as they'd be on the far side of a huge stretch of frozen wasteland that likely only has a rail line because Celestia actually planned some things out.

...Which brings up the amusing thought of "Anon and Frosty Flakes" concluding with the Crystal Empire popping back in place within arm's reach of the station as they wait for the train to come back, Snowmare tagalong having some folklore about it.
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>>39317638
No that's just retarded.
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>>39318357
>Crystal Empire Refugees as the "founding population"
Last I knew they were a part of chancellor puddingheads group that either broke off or were sent north, got stuck, but survived and adapted.
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>>39318357
Maybe, maybe not. My thought was more of an implication of "well, if the we had writers that wrote something as cool as snowponies, they'd likely write out a completely different story for FIM altogether."
>>39318646
That's the most widely accepted headcanon, yeah. It's actually the first time someone even brought up snowponies being descendants of crystal ponies. There were a few prompts with there being a tribe that intermingled with crystal refugees, creating either "ice ponies" or just extra-shiny snowponies, but no one ever mentioned all snowponies being descended from escaped crystal ones.
Excellent snowpon, by the way. It's new, right? I don't recall seeing that one before.
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>>39318646
>Last I knew they were a part of chancellor puddingheads group that either broke off or were sent north, got stuck, but survived and adapted.
>>39319036
>It's actually the first time someone even brought up snowponies being descendants of crystal ponies.
To be fair, I missed the last 23 threads or so, poking my head in when they first popped up on Derpi and only now coming back. Checking back over some stuff, it's probably crossing wires with Agate's Vigil.

The bit about the route being a pre-emptive Crystal Empire Station still works, at least, for filling a slight plot-hole with a sequel hook, and the same explanation of "wrong direction" still holds.

>>39319036
>My thought was more of an implication of "well, if the we had writers that wrote something as cool as snowponies, they'd likely write out a completely different story for FIM altogether."
Not really, the "core" is a rather minor difference of degree from Saddle Arabians. Definitely different breed of domestic equine with a culture mostly templated from the society that has them.
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>>39319036
>Excellent snowpon, by the way. It's new, right? I don't recall seeing that one before.
Yeah, saw this post and got inspired. >>4353720
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>Lichen walking in the snow
>What the pony doing?
>Comes across two items in the snow
>One is a pine cone
>One is a piece of lichen
>she looks at both of them
>The pine cone is amazing, it's the piniest cone she has ever seen
>And the size is not bad either
>The lichen on the other hand is just a regular everyday lichen
>nothing wrong with it but Lichen has lots at home, she sees lots in the woods, it's a very common item for her
>Lichen picks up the pine cone instead of the lichen
>then she suddenly gets worried and looks at her qt mark
>It remains unchanged
>She lets out a sigh of relief
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>>39318646
>filename
nice
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So how long does it take foals to snow walk?
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>>39318646
>pic
Cute!
>filename
Cuter!
>>39319725
Cutest!

>>39320055
>Pine Ponder elsewhere feels at the same time a curious compulsion to check her cutie marks. She doesn't know why, but it being the same relives her.
>Weird.

>>39320543
I'd imagine it varies, gentle teasing can ensure if one takes a little longer than usual.
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Do snowponers get enough sun at winter? Do winter solstice and polar night exist in pony world?
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>>39320947
Winter Solstice I think is mentioned in one of the MLP G4 books as being Luna's equivalent to Summer Sun Celebration.
"The Festival of the Winter Moon"
So I guess it exists. The snowpones must just bunker down as best they can. Must have been especially hard in the early days.
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>>39319725
>''''''''''''''''inspired'''''''''''
this >>39318646 is literally just ponified in the laziest way possible
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>>39319725
That's great work Anon. Really lovely and ponified in the non-laziest way possible.
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bump
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Posting on behalf of another Anon:
It's also a almost a year since marbo vanished. I decided to make a tribute to the man himself.
It took all my editing skillwhich is not much, but I really-really tried my best.
It may look autistic as fuck, but I did this from the bottom of my heart.
Music: second verse of "Song about a Kind Man" by Stanislav Pozhlakov, performed by Eduard Khil.
Text: my approximate translation of the lyrics
Art by marbo
Editing by me.

Version with audio:
https://nhnb.org/.media/f89aea3710a11d3bee6bc359ff6854b9bcf9ee3296f30f08e153ec396d46283c.webm
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>>39322405
simping for a drawfag is more cringe than whining about how much you miss them
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>>39322405
>It may look autistic as fuck
Don't worry, it does
but deep in the cockles of my heart I hope someone would do the same for me were I to vanish one day. At the least.
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>>39322405
>Eduard Khil
That name seems familiar. Am I terribly misremembering things, or is that the trololo guy?
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>>39322405
Updated version, I guess there were some typos:
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>>39322405
>>39322509
>nhnb media
that explains the autism
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>>39322506
Yep. Aside from the trololol meme though he was actually very talented singer and a cool guy.
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>>39318646
Cute! Would ride platonically.
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>>39317754
>snowpony tv show
I'm imaging it with the format & style of PuiPui Molcar: short, silent, and with snowponies being literally made of fluffy fabric.
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>>39323191
Gosh that would be too adorable to process.
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>>39323191
based molcar enjoyer
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>>39323191
>That one pigge with it's heart broken by the end
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>>39323811
Oh snow pony of the hot spring, what is your wisdom?
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>>39324685
>"If your fishe is too big for your mouth, it's not yours."
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>>39323191
so for toddlers, age 5?
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>>39324685
>"Please bring towel so I don't freeze to death walking back home"
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>>39325054
That's a good wisdom.
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>>39325054
So does that mean it belongs to abominable?
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>>39325054
silly pony, that's why you share
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>>39325527
>"I also know some knock-knock jokes."
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>>39325061
Toddlers would love snowponies.
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>>39328180
Dorsal stripe looks nice but you forgot the snoot stripe
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>>39325061
>underestimating Pui Pui Molcar
A mistake you make only once.
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I've been thinking. Floewolves are just timberwolves made of ice rather than wood. Are there any other monsters with analogues in the temperate environment we see in the show? Is there a cockatrice-like amalgamation that turns ponies into ice sculptures?
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>>39330275
I don't believe there has been any talks about "ice versions" of Equestian monsters. Would require some research on finding creatures based on mythologies if they'd have counterparts of their own.

>>39329820
Do Snowponies use skis?
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>>39330275
Penguizards are a myth told to scare little fillies, they're not real.
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>>39328645
Well. That screencap certainly makes me want to watch it
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>"Mom I am old enough to plow!"
"Lichen, use...use a better word"
>"But I love to plow!"
"I know, you tunnel through the snow all the time"
>"I am gonna go plow with those fillies"
"I give up"
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>>39331072
Lichen is a trial.

>>39330275
Perhaps a sort of ice-owl equivalent?
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>>39331349
>ice-owl cockatrice
>360 no-scope glacifys you flank
pretty cool
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>>39331791
Not to mention it would be silent. Very spooky nemesis.
Fits the Crystal Forest too, but isn't obviously limited to there.
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>>39331072
Man, snow tunnels just make me uneasy. Always had an irrational fear of it caving and and being trapped without anyone knowing.
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>>39332052
Honestly a very good reason for some lost foals. That shit is dangerous.
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>>39332577
>>39332052
>"Lichen...Liiichen..."
>You somewhat open one of your eyes to look at the noise that woke you up as you slept inside your little snow hideaway you've dug up to sleep in
>A few chilly looking foals are looking at you from within a freshly dug out tunnel that was not there before
>Must be some young ponies from the village playing around
>"Come play with us Lichen..."
"No I'm sleeping, go play with some other pony"
>You shoo the little ponies away and try to go back to sleep
>"It's so much fun in the snow Lichen...it does not feel cold at all..."
>You do not bother to open your eyes
"Well duh, it insulates the cold breeze, that's why igloos became a thing"
>"Ummh...c-come look what is in this tunnel Lichen...there's like...cool things in here and-"
"Nah I'd rather have a nap"
>"Pleeeaaseee..."
"No"
>You snuggle up tighter in a somewhat grumpy manner to signal that this can't be discussed any further, and sure enough the voices can't be heard anymore and you start to lull into slumber

If you find yourself having to take shelter in the snow to escape a blizzard or a freezing night, or you are a young pony just digging tunnels in the snow for fun and making secret snow bases, be wary of the appearance of strange tunnels you don't remember making and somewhat cold and lifeless looking young ponies you do not recognize trying to get you to come into these tunnels, some say it's the souls of the dead children who dug tunnels too deep into the snow that caved in, who were never found. Some nights if you hear unexplained sounds of distant playing and young ponies having fun that seem to come from within the snow, there are spirits up an about
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>>39333044
spoopy.
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>>39333658
If you aren't careful enough they might snuggle up to you
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>>39333044
Oh gosh that is very spooky, I love it. Felt a tingle up my spine reading that (even with Lichen's amusing denseness as to what was going on!)
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>>39333044
Oh, it can't be that bad. If they were truly malicious the other spirits would set them straight real quick. A little spiritual mischief isn't worth the energy, though.
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>>39334246
Maybe they're confused and misguided, and one of the shamare's jobs is helping such spirits find their way.
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>>39335055
Small snowpone or big seal?
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>>39335539
Snowfilly.
Then again, there are some pretty huge seals out there. Elephant seals are the largest carnivores, weighing up to 5 tons.
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>>39335822
Ah, snowfilly, I was wondering. They are little ponies but I was sure they weren't that little.

>Then again, there are some pretty huge seals out there. Elephant seals are the largest carnivores, weighing up to 5 tons.
Kind of want to see an abominable standing next to one of those, mogging a regular snowpone/seal
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>>39335829
Now that's funny.

>Abominables making fun of small snowpones
>Snowpones reply that they have lots of little friends, showing a seal.
>Abominables laugh, pulling out an elephant seal
>Snowpones nervous
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>>39334710
I can see the Polaris twins telling North Star and Kochab to go dig in the snow for ghost foals. Both in the sense of shaman training and in the sense of an elder amusing themselves by watching the young'uns to search for something they'll likely not find.
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>>39335936
>snowpones Nevious
>Niveous commits mischief with the help of ghosts confirmed
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Remember, seals are friends, not food.
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Man. Fuck apathy. I hate having the time to write, and just pacing my room in circles instead of sitting down and actually doing something. Well, it's better for my circulation than sitting, I guess.
Aaanyway. Snowpity delivery. Next chapter of Agate is out. Here you go.
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/507146/agates-vigil
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>paige 10
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Do you guys think there are huge ice worms in the land of snowponi?
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>>39336976
Man do I know that feeling. Anyway, hopefully nothing went wrong for the expedition
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>>39338189
Calling it, some freezes to death due to unnatural ice storms.
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>Cold Shoulder is sitting by the table, watching melancholily at her sister, Ice Elation, packing her saddlebags
>she's about to head out, again, onto exploring the valley
>the fact that she won't be seeing her older sister for long while, again
>she also desires to be more like her, she asks IE if she could come with her this time
>IE thinks CS is old enough, so yes, latter has hard times to suppress her smile hearing that

>CS is packing her own saddlebags, making sure to have everything "necessary"
>she gets done, and as IE comes to check
>she's not impressed
>CS has way overpacked, despite her assurances it being fine and barely able to carry the oversized saddlebags, IE starts to empty them as she goes through for only the necessities
>IE & CS (who's head down is from embarrassment) are now heading to the wilds as their friends waves their goodbyes and wishes of safe returns
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>>39337864
I've been thinking about maybe adding some creatures from Subnautica to my story. I'm bad at thinking up monsters myself, and I can't say that I like the idea of just making ice versions of Equestrian creatures. Floewolves are enough already, IMHO, and if you just create "exact copy, but with ice" animals all over the place, it's going to look extremely lazy and uninspired. Most Subnautica creatures, meanwhile, are certainly quite unique.
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>>39336299
I like this idea, a little shaman trolling

>>39336343
Niveous and the ghost fillies, also a good idea!

>>39336976
Aw yeah!

>>39337864
>>39338669
I thought my idea of skitter-spiders (I think that's what I named them), like skittering icicle spiders who jump from tree tops, was alright. A decent if not amazing nuisance critter.

>>39338449
Oooh, CS joining Ice on a trek? Sisterly bickering, bonding and mutual understanding...perhaps also teasing Ice if she encounters certain abominables again...
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>>39339051
>A decent if not amazing nuisance critter.
You know what? That actually sounds pretty great. Not everything strange automatically has to be a dangerous monster, it would be just as dumb if *everything* out there was to kill you. You need prey animals, too.
And it's pretty fascinating to think about an alternate ecosystem of magical creatures that might feed on each other.
What do skitter-spiders do? Weave icicles? Icicle webs? Or is it just camouflage, and they're more like the hunter spiders that chase their prey? Are they made of ice too, or is it a trick?
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>>39338669
Subnautica: Below Zero has very low biodiversity.
>snowstalker (floewolves already occupy this niche)
>pengwing (likewise, seals)
>the worm thing
That's about it.
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>>39339198
There's more stuff underwater, but yeah, snowpones aren't going down there.
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>>39339175
>What do skitter-spiders do? Weave icicles? Icicle webs? Or is it just camouflage, and they're more like the hunter spiders that chase their prey? Are they made of ice too, or is it a trick?

I think after seeing
>>39339184
I've got say they weave icicle webs, or maybe webs that are wet(?) and freeze easily? I don't think they should be made of ice, if everything was it would feel a little over the top. A decent trick, translucent chitin, the general shape?
Maybe they could roam from their webs if they think an easy target presents itself.
>a unsuspecting snowpone sees a strang looking icicle formation on a tree
>the skitter-spiders are handing from a branch, their legs and bodies arranged to look merely like icicles
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Yes.
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Perhaps instead of being made of ice or "directly" using it, have them be biologically-implausibly uncaring about it. Maybe a river species that winters as a web-using hunting spider and summers as a diving-bell, with the web-snorkel providing airflow through the layer of ice over the body and simple re-freezing slowly turning "stereotypical" webs into solid sheets, then a somewhat ridiculous strength-to-weight ratio has them pressure-melting the ice on their bodies and webs as needed.

The behaviors work perfectly fine without any ice at all, but the things learn a few little tricks specific to the extra rigidity and mass that crops up, based on the area's re-freezing rates. Diving-bell behavior also means acceptance of fish, allowing for the retention of giant examples as "friends".
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I'm voting for these ice-spiders to look like deep sea spiders.

Most normal arthropods don't really live in the arctic circle, but there is this one that lives on the sea floor of the arctic ocean, although not technically a spider and it doesn't shoot web- it looks dope as fuck, and def seems way different than normal spiders
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>>39339828
>>39339266
>webs that are wet(?) and freeze easily?
I was thinking of sticky icicles/webs. The spider coats them in some kind of sticky fluid that's laced with something like antifreeze, which doesn't completely freeze even in the cold, making them appear "wet" from a close examination. Only question is, what kind of prey would such a hunting method catch?
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>>39336343
They always end up stealing her scarf and burying it in a tunnel though, and then her mom scolds her when she gets home.
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>>39340135
And immediately after I posted that, I thought "Squirrels, maybe?"
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>>39340140
squirrels or lemmings maybe
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>>39340135
I'm thinking it would attract just about anything looking for an easy source of water, but it depends on the size of the spider what it's aiming to catch. If we're talking normal large spider size, probably some tree dwelling insects. Arctic wolf spiders, though they're hunting predators rather than ambush predators, feed on small insects that eat roots. If we're talking "as large as a snowpone's head" size, maybe very young rodents and birds.
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Snooze.
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I like the idea that the pone arctic is pretty sparse with terrestrial life, and because of that, weird benthic animals come out of the ocean and populate the land somewhat
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>>39328180
The dorsal stripe looks good on snowponies. It's cute and fitting for the design.
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>>39340135
>Ice-spitting spiders are cunning, ambush/pursue predators
>They are slow, but relentless and sneaky.
>Their silk is not very sticky, but comes out a bit wet and freezes solid within seconds.
>Their iced webs are very strong, and in some cases even akin to sheets of ice.
>They cover their own bodies in it, for protection and camouflage.
>Ice spiders hang near their webs pretending to be icicles, ready to drop behind any unsuspecting prey and encase it in frozen webbing.
>If ambush fails, prey is chased into web, which may be very extensive and labyrinth-like.
>Due to their slowness they don't stray too far from their webs, so as long as anything unfortunate to gather their attention manages to leave web and make a distance, they don't pursue.
>That being said, Ice-spitting spiders break down old and make new webs in different locations on a semi-regular basis to rise the odds of surprising prey.
>Their silk, after being carefully thawed, is priced for its strength and slickness to touch.

A giant spider chasing you through its web labyrinth, while you can see its shadow through walls, slowly creeping about, not knowing whether its going to cut you off or not or already did, while coming face-to-face with it is certain doom.
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>>39341152
That is nice, but once again, it's a pony-eating monster. Where's all the prey species that all these things eat, or smaller predators?
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>>39342058
They could normally go after polar bears.
Or foxes, birds, and rodents.
If they build labyrinths that only have only one or two exits, they could wait in a pseudo torpor until they are certain something's entered it. If they give the illusion their prey could escape they'd be more willing to enter.
Polar bears, foxes and rodents in that area all like to hide in burrows in the snow, if they disguise them as such depending they could catch any of those.
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>>39340123
That was the kind of look I had in mind actually, skittery and spooky as hell.

>>39340135
My initial thoughts on size were about the same as a
>>39340182
>"as large as a snowpone's head" size
although maybe a little smaller, they are meant to be a nuisance. Snowfoal's head size (from leg tip to tips, not the body)


or so, maybe a little smaller, but they work in groups.
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Good, good! Excellent! This makes my small worldbuilding pp into big and hard worldbuilding pp
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Should those exotic animals like big spiders be an inhabitant of these lands. It's not a rainforest.
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>>39343035
I was under the impression this was a crystal forest species.
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snow ponnnnnnyyyyy
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>>39343035
Well, we are talking about magical versions of animals. Animated piles of wood or ice shouldn't be animals either, but here we are.
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Where do you all imagine snowpones to live in terms of earth geography?

for me it's the upper regions of canada and the arctic circle, maybe Alaska too
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What do snow ponies smell like?
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>>39344984
pinecones
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>>39345066
What do pinecones smell like?
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>>39345249
go and find out, nerd
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Imagine pining for the cones
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>>39345275
why do snowmares like pinecones so much?
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>>39345260
If you don't know, just admit it.
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>>39345296
they smell about 50% pine and 50% cone
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>>39343148
Yep, that's their main habitat.
>>39343035
>It's not a rainforest.
Its magic, doesn't have to make too much sense. Skittery flitty ice spiders are cool.
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>>39345309
I get how snowmares can smell of pine, but how the hell are they supposed to smell like cone, if their bodies are bean shaped?!

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that snowmares smell of pinebeans?
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>>39345321
>pinebeans
I laughed but they're real and now I feel dumb
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>>39344020
Something like that. I modeled the snowpone territories by mixing this map with a small fictional one someone made.
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What are the best snowpony fanfics to read (non-greentext format) ?
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>>39345329
show the fictional map? sounds interesting
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>>39345358
Here. Alas, it is immensely basic.
In my mind, south is the "canon" Equestria map (it's on the map too, marked "Mt. Everhoof range), west is more mountains (past where forests are marked), and where the igloos are, instead of just having a huge-ass glacier right in front of them, there's a sea/ocean with a whole lot of islands, like the ones between Canada/Greenland in the RL map, with the glaciers/crystal forest and other weird stuff being either somewhere around where Greenland is, or a bit more west, deeper in the arctic circle.
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>>39345372
seems good, I like it!

Do you imagine snowpones are the most-north civilization on pone world? like, would they be the sole occupants of the arctic circle, or would they share it with yaks or something?
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>>39345330
Nothing, unless you're willing to read unfinished stories. There's only one non-green, Agate's Vigil, and it's not complete.
Actually, the two Russian fics are non-green too, though you'd need to run them through a translator. Might be a few sections than end up being translated into "Engrish".
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I think I might buy/play Subnautica: Below Zero just to get some ideas for worldbuilding of flora/fauna in the regions of the snowpones
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>>39345691
Maybe I'm disappointed from having bought it early access after finishing the original, but I'd recommend pirating it first before paying.
Last time I checked in, the fauna and flora felt pretty lifeless above ground (polar bear and penguin like critters, and that's about it).
(The ocean is still full of nice flora and funa though)
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>>39345780
yeah the penguins/bears are pretty lame, at least the ice worm is a terrestrial animal.

I don't think the game mechanics are anything good, just like a scavenger hunt for resources while you just kinda awkwardly skirt around hostile mobs, but the game is visually great and the art design is the main draw for me

so ye, since it's half-off right now I might buy it just to take screenshots of the environment and mobs pretty much
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>>39346084
That looks new!
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>>39346094
nah, it's old, forget how old tho
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>>39346095
Oh well, its still cute.
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>>39346107
agreed
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>>39345780
Yeah, original is way better.
>>39345831
>half-off
Not enough. It's less than a quarter of the original.
>ice worm
A.k.a. retarded garbage that constantly knocks you off a hover fucking craft in a near-completely empty, huge area.
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>>39346168
yeah I've heard it sucks mechanically, it's a cool idea and design tho, a huge marine worm that evolved to be the apex predator of an arctic biome
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>>39345325
A staple of snowpone diet. At least in Pine Ponder's village.
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>>39345375
>would they be the sole occupants of the arctic circle
Yeah. Complete isolation, until someone makes contact with them.
A few anons tried floating ideas about other species before, but no one was ever interested. I'm mostly in the same camp.
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>>39347114
neat
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I've been lurking for a couple of threads now. Are there any nice or small things that I should know about snowponies? Excuse me asking to be spoonfed, but I'm making something snowpony related and want to make sure I'm getting the essence of it all as best as I can. I feel like I've got the big picture down, but am missing some nuance. Coming from someone who let it pass by without checking it out.
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>>39347566
https://desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mlp/image/1646/33/1646333439218.png

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/981051/snowpony-lore-dump
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>>39347588
I should have clarified that I've already read the OP, and I witnessed it happen as it first started, I just never paid attention past the first few draw threads and general threads. I've been slowly reading through the pastes as well. I guess my question is kind of silly if it's not very specific since I can just keep going through the OP.
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>>39347602
>Small things
Mm. I can't think of anything that's not in the lore dump that's about general knowledge. There were a number of discussions about specific characters and a few tidbits about the snowpony territories, but that's about it. Far as I remember anyway.
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Do you guys think water bears would be a good animal to add to the snow pone arctic?
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>>39347663
too tiny to see
also are in space
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>>39348183
make them bigger, like dog sized perhaps

also they are not in space, you dolt
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>>39347663
Giant water bears would be terrifying.
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>>39348907
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>>39348907
Just noticed how abnormally long her neck seems to be in this one.
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>>39347566
Wouldn't worry unduly, so long as you know the already obvious big points such as
>no horns
etc, it should be fine
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>>39348183
just because scientists can scoop them up and take them to space, and they can go into a coma and survive like 10 days in space doesn't mean space is their natural habitat

>>39348291
Would they be? I imagined them kinda acting like pigs, shuffling through the snow looking for mushrooms n moss to feed on
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Would snowponies hunt seals n whales n stuff?

Or just fish?
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>>39351312
No
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>>39351367
why no?
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>>39351401
Anon, it's right here
>>39336706
>Remember, seals are friends, not food.
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What are some expected roles not yet filled in snowpone culture by OCs?
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>>39351661
Well, we had mystic ponies, we had explorers, adventurers and fighters... Bunch of fishe catching ponies, of course. One merchant and one messenger.
Just off the top of my head, there's not a single crafts pony... I think. There's a couple clothes makers, but no ponies that might make weapons or boats or even buildings.
There's more than likely others, but that's the only thing I can think of right now.
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>>39351785
interesting, so we have; shamans, explorers/adventurers, fighters, fishers, and clothes makers.

A single merchant and messenger.

Yeah that leaves a lot of room for more I think, blacksmiths, carpenters, constructors, lumberjacks, sailors maybe.

I had the idea for a Whaler pony but idk on that one, I had the idea of them eating blubber in terms when the feesh were rare but idk if that'd be an actual thing
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>>39351785
As far as I know, Bundle Up, Arctic Ink, Boreal Blanket, and Whittlehoof are the only craftsponies. Possibly Frostbite as well. None of which specialize in structures, watercraft, or other large tasks, like you said.
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mares but now
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>>39351785
>>39351808
I think Avalanche and Cascade were resource collectors, maybe lumber or stone? Not sure if that's right but they are hardy looking and that kind of job seems right for them.
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ANOTHER BUMP
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>>39353280
Winter Wonder would make for a good first encounter Snowpony. Frosty is cute but anon being pestered with questions endlessly by a curious mare like Winter is a cute idea.
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>Page 9
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snow pone? more like snow cone.
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>>39353778
very cute!
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getting colder
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>>39354365
Spring will come again, Anon.
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Snow poner bump.
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What are the best snowpone stories?
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>>39355505
https://ponepaste.org/5857
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>>39351808
>I had the idea for a Whaler pony but idk on that one, I had the idea of them eating blubber in terms when the feesh were rare but idk if that'd be an actual thing
Eh, I'm in the camp of not making them too predatory/carnivorous. Everyone eats fish - seals, birds, bears, even other fish. So eating fish is fine. But going for big prey like that seems too much for me.
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>>39355569
yeah that's fair
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>>39355515
>story
>not even a full post worth of green
pick one, but that sums up the content this zombie general produces.
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>>39356421
The lack of writing is partially a snowpone thing. From the very first day, snowpones attracted far more artists than writers.
I lurk several other generals, and they get bumps with old pictures and new greens here and there. New art gets made once every few months, at most.
Here, it's the opposite. Very few writers, but someone or other tends to make a new phone every few weeks, at least.
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>>39356657
Because people were only interested in adding their own OCs to ride a trend as evident by the giant chart of literally whos. Everything outside of Marbo has been extremely lackluster that never goes anywhere, making the vast majority of discussion completely pointless amidst the majority of vapid posts
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>>39356709
okay, then we as a thread should push OC makign aside, there's too much of it

What does this thread most? greens and stories?
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>>39349217
I feel like a fucking retard for laughing at this. I'm going to bed.
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>>39356746
>we as a thread should push OC makign aside, there's too much of it
Woah hey whoa hey whoa
You stop that right there. Complaining about a lack of content, then saying that we should actively dump on people making content? No. (Yes, I'm aware you're probably not the anon that complained.)
Pictures can be highly inspiring for writers, too. A good chunk of my worldbuilding came from inspiration from all the art. I was merely making an observation, not suggesting we try to do something as nuts as trying to drive drawfags away.
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I'm going to make some snowpone art if I have the time today
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>>39356935
Thank you, anon, it is highly appreciated. Ignore the shitposters that are trying to bring the thread down. Every general has a few of those.
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>>39356709
Pine Ponder wasn't Marbo and she's arguably the most popular snowponer.
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>>39356961
I'd say it's somewhere between Pine Ponder and Lichen at this point.
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>>39356709
>people were only interested in adding their own OCs
How are you supposed to flesh out a species and do the worldbuilding without also creating characters?
>giant chart of literally whos
The chart was a convenient way to keep track of the recurring characters and it hasn't been updated for a year.
>Everything outside of Marbo has been extremely lackluster that never goes anywhere
Marbo died a year ago and there were a ton of developments since then. If you didn't follow, it's a (You) problem.
>the vast majority of discussion completely pointless
Unlike your quality post that brings so much value to the thread and is not at all vapid.
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mmm mare
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>>39280054
Keep up the great work, Ramage has had me busting the deepest nuts.
Really really hoping for proper interactivity soon though, something like HEAT has where you can have the fun not just watch it.
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>>39274843
cute crocodile you got there anon, really nails down that G5 look
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>>39356821
>>39356992
A pile of OCs are 'content' in the most barebone way, a pretty picture, and lack actual content it's a detriment with nothing to grab onto with no development of the OCs, just move from one shiney thing to the next. Everyone making OCs has always just wanted to get on the bandwagon of having a snowpony, and little else.
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>>39357770
>>proper interactivity soon though
Good news: Heat is literally what has been in my sight for those past months.
Bad news: I don't think I will ever be able to even vaguely catch-up alone on my meager free time VS the work a 5-man pro team can do.

Feel free to tell me is there is some interactions you have a priority on tho.
Right now I'm focusing on getting VR toys "insertion" right (to not much success, that's what delayed the last update for so long), and also exploring if I can find a way to make interactions with hair/tail less weird (so you can actually pet the fluffy tail or headpat - right now it only work if you are colliding right with the hair's "articulation") ... but I'm never really sure what people actually desire.
Which remind me I need to code an exception for the food toy, so it turn into a mango for batponies and a fish for snowponies. Or maybe had them all separately with different level reaction to each per character, dunno if worth it.
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MAAAAARES
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>>39358059
>with nothing to grab onto
that depends entirely on the picture. There can be plenty of tiny details that people grab on to.
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>>39355258
>Snow boner pump.
Oh my.
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>>39360213
You've passed the test for sure! A++++
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>>39360213
Oh gosh how beautiful!
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>>39307580
I remember you woodwork anon
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>>39321577
I find this shitpost extremely hilarious for the simple reason that the entire snowpony craze started from the 100% exact same kind of "laziest" ponification of the three yakutian horses that Marbo did, and everyone fucking loved it.
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>>39360213
Beautiful. The background strongly reminds me of the usual Christmas aesthetic when I was a kid. Any chance you have the background by itself? It would make for a nice stealth wallpaper. Also, do I see Niveous over there beside Cirrus or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
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>>39360213
Black mane, gray coat, purple eyes...
Snowtavia?
Snowtavia.
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>>39361599
Snowtavia even sort of works as an actual name.
Also, funny you should mention that.
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What instrument does Snowtavia play?
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>>39361849
Her cutie mark looks windy, so perhaps a hoofcrafted wood flute?
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>>39360882
The original ponification attempted to actually give them a base personality type at bare minimum, unlike the new ponification which doesnt. The fact you cant tell the difference just shows you're like a junkie.
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>>39360213
It took me way too long to realize Meadow Frost, Snowfall, and Tundra Tracker are the three in front.
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>>39322405
Autistically delightful, Anon. Or maybe delightfully autistic. Either way.
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>>39364127
What's wrong Anon you haven't touche your fish
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>>39360213
PAINTERS ARE WITCHCRAFT.
WIIIIIITCHCRAAAAFT.
Those igloos look more like furnaces to me.
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the chronicles of the snowponer
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I have shaven the snow pony
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What are some cool ideas for fictional creatures that could live among the snowpones in the Arctic?
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>>39362205
Brainlet moment now for myself not noticing that.
That's even better honestly.

>>39365784
Perhaps a more fantasy based creature, like a woolly bug with a long promiscuous that drinks heat?
A nuisance most of the time, but a real danger at others.
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>>39365929
that could be good, like a temperature parasite
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>>39365784
Your waifu.
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>>39366054
Tempest Shadow the snowpony?
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>>39366093
She's not real
She will never be real
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