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1st Jan '15 2:54:46 PM Ajardoor
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The appearance would definitely freeze potential prey with fear.

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The appearance would definitely freeze potential prey with fear.fear.
* Considering that the Changelings have many similarities to vampires or demons, which are similar in appearance to wights or zombies (which the Nightmares basically are)...A cousin species, perhaps?
20th May '13 9:22:19 PM Etheru
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The path obstruction that causes the plot was completely deliberate. Perhaps they were cut down by Ruby, or other something else supernatural from Sunny Town. One pony says they "rarely (...) leave the village" which could mean the Nightmares and Bonefiends are perpetually among the dangers lurking in the Everfree Forest. Breathe a sigh of relief the next time somepony runs into a cockatrice or 'just' timberwolves.

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The path obstruction that causes the plot was completely deliberate. Perhaps they were cut down by Ruby, or other something else supernatural from Sunny Town. One pony says they "rarely (...) leave the village" which could mean the Nightmares and Bonefiends are perpetually among the dangers lurking in the Everfree Forest. Breathe a sigh of relief the next time somepony runs into a cockatrice or 'just' timberwolves.timberwolves.

[[WMG: The Changelings based their form off of the Nightmares, but added a few features.]]
The appearance would definitely freeze potential prey with fear.
29th Mar '13 4:26:32 AM Akamia
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* But who would give Mitta the idea to do such? Who would be ''able'' to?




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* In other words, a WholePlotReference to ''VideoGame/DeadRising''? [[SincerityMode Sounds great]]!
13th Feb '13 8:44:12 PM stevecharb
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[[WMG: Sunny Town wasn't originally surrounded by the Everfree Forest]]
Once it was in a normal clearing, and the woods were on its edge or nonexistent. Think about it, who builds a town in the middle of the woods with no roads to the outside world? The accursed town was avoided, and the site fell into disarray over the years, and was rapidly overtaken by the Everfree Forest.
*Going further, the Everfree Forest exists for the sole purpose of concealing the town's curse and quarantining them from taking new victims.

[[WMG: Those trees weren't cut down by accident]]
The path obstruction that causes the plot was completely deliberate. Perhaps they were cut down by Ruby, or other something else supernatural from Sunny Town. One pony says they "rarely (...) leave the village" which could mean the Nightmares and Bonefiends are perpetually among the dangers lurking in the Everfree Forest. Breathe a sigh of relief the next time somepony runs into a cockatrice or 'just' timberwolves.
26th Jan '13 10:32:33 PM Soufriere
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This would easily explain [[spoiler: the villagers' horrific reaction to Ruby getting her cutie mark: to them, it was a symptom of a disease that had caused all sorts of trouble in the village before. As such, they killed her to prevent that plague from spreading through the village again. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, ponies.]] ]]

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\nThis would easily explain [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the villagers' horrific reaction to Ruby getting her cutie mark: to mark. To them, it was a symptom of a disease that had caused all sorts of trouble in the village before. As such, they killed her to prevent that plague from spreading through the village again. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, ponies.]] ponies]].]]



** I like to think that Zecora used to be a villager in Sunnyville until said Cutiepox outbreak happened, but she managed to escape before it affected her.

[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anyone with a cutie mark long before the Cutie Pox incident.]]

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** I like to think that Zecora used to be a villager in Sunnyville until said Cutiepox Cutie Pox outbreak happened, but she managed to escape before it affected her.

[[WMG: Sunny Town is the village shown during the storybook opening of the pilot episode]]
Yeah, yeah. Canon versus fan-work. But still, it would be amusing.
* Explantion: Canon says Ponyville didn't exist until fairly recently. So Sunny Town would probably have been the closest small town to where the Princesses lived in antiquity.

[[WMG: Sunny Town was already cursed before earning its current curse from Celestia]]
Due to its close proximity to the ancient Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters, Sunny Town was collateral damage during the battle between Celestia and Luna 1000 years ago, the same fight whose intensity corrupted all the magic in the area and gave rise to the Everfree Forest. One result of that corruption was that Sunny Town's resident blank-flank ponies became physically unable to ever earn cutie marks. After a few generations of isolation (due to being surrounded by dangerous creatures), Sunny Town simply forgot what cutie marks were.

Fast forward to the point where Sunny Town is hit by a Cutie Pox epidemic during a town festival the same outbreak Twilight read about in "The Cutie Pox". In their paranoia and panic, the uninfected residents
murdered anyone every single infected pony, and then went back to their party. When Celestia found out, she used her magic to wipe Sunny Town off the face of Equestria, banishing it to some nether-realm where she forced the survivors to relive their final party over and over again for eternity.
* Unfortunately, due to the twisted forces in the Everfree, her banishment spell breaks down once a year, during the Perigee.[[note]] The Moon's closest approach to the Earth.[[/note]] This normally isn't a big deal since the village was already isolated. However, one Perigee night several decades ago, Ruby a filly lost in the Everfree wandered into Sunny Town. While there, she happened to earn her cutie mark, at which point Sunny Town's residents murdered her. And then once again returned to their party.
* Mitta ordered the original massacre, so she got slapped with her own personal curse, which was to go through the GroundhogDayLoop along with everypony else, but ''be fully aware of it''.
** So why didn't she save Ruby when she had the chance?
*** Cutie marks were still completely foreign to her. When she saw Ruby's cutie mark, she let her prejudice and cynicism get in the way, and allowed Grey-Hoof and the others to act plus, watching the same scenes over and over again for nearly 850 years had turned her into a nihilist. It was only when Ruby came back as a ghost that Mitta realized Ruby never had Cutie Pox, a revelation that sent her into despair.

[[WMG: Sunny Town's curse can be broken]]
The only way to break the curse is for Mitta to save a pony like Ruby, one who earns a cutie mark while in town. The night in ''Story of the Blanks'' didn't work because Apple Bloom is still a blank-flank, so it didn't count.

[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anypony
with a cutie mark long before the above-mentioned Cutie Pox incident.]]
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[[WMG: Sunnyville used to be part of Ponyville]]
* Until a great disaster happened and the village turned bad, so Celestia banished the whole town into the Everfree forest so the citizens of Ponyville didn't get caught in the whole mess. The curse is simply the result of something in the forest affecting the town.



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[[WMG: Sunnyville Sunny Town used to be part of Ponyville]]
* Until a great disaster happened and the village turned bad, so Celestia banished the whole town into the Everfree forest so the citizens of Ponyville didn't get caught in the whole mess. The curse is simply the result of something in the forest affecting the town.


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Ruby honestly didn't seem to expect the Nightmares to turn on Apple Bloom -- she talks about how she's sorry for getting Apple Bloom into this in a way that suggests this was nowhere near her plan -- but the combined Nightmares and Bone Fiends outnumbering the townsfolk and Mitta talking about how it's been happening again and again seem to imply this has happened before. One possible explanation is that Ruby has done this before, but something about her ghostly state keeps her from learning from it -- she can't fully grasp that her trying to make friends leads to said friend's horrible deaths and undeaths.

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\nRuby honestly didn't seem to expect the Nightmares to turn on Apple Bloom -- she talks about how she's sorry for getting Apple Bloom into this in a way that suggests this was nowhere near her plan -- but the combined Nightmares and Bone Fiends outnumbering the townsfolk and Mitta talking about how it's been happening again and again seem to imply this has happened before. One possible explanation is that Ruby has done this before, but something about her ghostly state keeps her from learning from it -- she can't fully grasp that her trying to make friends leads to said friend's horrible deaths and undeaths.




As another possible explanation for the above issue, it's possible that Ruby hasn't actually lured anyone to the town before -- previous victims stumbled upon it on their own and attracted the attention of the Nightmares. As for why she'd lure someone '''this''' time...

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\nAs another possible explanation for the above issue, it's possible that Ruby hasn't actually lured anyone to the town before -- previous victims stumbled upon it on their own and attracted the attention of the Nightmares. As for why she'd lure someone '''this''' time...







Mitta's complaint about this happening is simply about their being forced to relive the day of the party and Ruby's murder over and over again. The Bone Fiends are presumably victims predating Ruby and whatever curse her murder called down, or perhaps ponies who fell victim to other dangers in the forest -- there's nothing that says the Nightmares can only raise ponies ''they'' kill.

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\nMitta's complaint about this happening is simply about their being forced to relive the day of the party and Ruby's murder over and over again. The Bone Fiends are presumably victims predating Ruby and whatever curse her murder called down, or perhaps ponies who fell victim to other dangers in the forest -- there's nothing that says the Nightmares can only raise ponies ''they'' kill.
29th Dec '12 3:28:28 AM Nezumi
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[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anyone with a cutie mark long before the Cutie Pox incident.]]

They were simply superstitious, and treated a cutie mark in the same way an angry mob would treat a witch's mark. They didn't learn from their mistake, and they became cursed. Their zombified forms blamed this on the cutie mark rather than their own actions.









[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anyone with a cutie mark long before the Cutie Pox incident.]]

They were simply superstitious, and treated a cutie mark in the same way an angry mob would treat a witch's mark. They didn't learn from their mistake, and they became cursed. Their zombified forms blamed this on the cutie mark rather than their own actions.
29th Dec '12 3:27:18 AM Nezumi
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[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anyone with a cutie mark long before the Cutie Pox incident.]]

They were simply superstitious, and treated a cutie mark in the same way an angry mob would treat a witch's mark. They didn't learn from their mistake, and they became cursed. Their zombified forms blamed this on the cutie mark rather than their own actions.



The Canterlot Royal Guard has blocked off all access, except for air. His wings are too weak, so he hires a flying machine pilot. The pilot leaves, and Featherweight has three days to get the scoop of a lifetime. He's covered food fights, y'know?

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The Canterlot Royal Guard has blocked off all access, except for air. His wings are too weak, so he hires a flying machine pilot. The pilot leaves, and Featherweight has three days to get the scoop of a lifetime. He's covered food fights, y'know?y'know?

[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anyone with a cutie mark long before the Cutie Pox incident.]]

They were simply superstitious, and treated a cutie mark in the same way an angry mob would treat a witch's mark. They didn't learn from their mistake, and they became cursed. Their zombified forms blamed this on the cutie mark rather than their own actions.
29th Dec '12 3:26:03 AM Nezumi
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Ruby honestly didn't seem to expect the Nightmares to turn on Apple Bloom -- she talks about how she's sorry for getting Apple Bloom into this in a way that suggests this was nowhere near her plan -- but the Nightmares outnumbering the townsfolk and Mitta talking about how it's been happening again and again seem to imply this has happened before. One possible explanation is that Ruby has done this before, but something about her ghostly state keeps her from learning from it -- she can't fully grasp that her trying to make friends leads to said friend's horrible deaths and undeaths.

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Ruby honestly didn't seem to expect the Nightmares to turn on Apple Bloom -- she talks about how she's sorry for getting Apple Bloom into this in a way that suggests this was nowhere near her plan -- but the combined Nightmares and Bone Fiends outnumbering the townsfolk and Mitta talking about how it's been happening again and again seem to imply this has happened before. One possible explanation is that Ruby has done this before, but something about her ghostly state keeps her from learning from it -- she can't fully grasp that her trying to make friends leads to said friend's horrible deaths and undeaths.
9th Dec '12 4:46:01 PM AIR
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[[WMG: Sunny Town murdered anyone with a cutie mark long before the Cutie Pox incident.]]

They were simply superstitious, and treated a cutie mark in the same way an angry mob would treat a witch's mark. They didn't learn from their mistake, and they became cursed. Their zombified forms blamed this on the cutie mark rather than their own actions.
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