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This is your weekly reminder to do something that makes your waifu proud. Also, waifu thread.

Are you excited for Hearts and Hooves Day?

Last Wednesday's thread: >>40761710

Long-running discussion, latecomers, and the occasional bump are welcome and encouraged, but we would prefer that the thread not be kept on extended life support.
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Anchor post for additional prompts, questions, and other topics for discussion.

Last thread was discarded early to create a blank slate in preparation for Hearts and Hooves Day, but it had some good questions that some wanted to circle back to. See last week's anchor post: >>40761712
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I love the butter horse so much bros. She can do no wrong.
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>>40805366
>does he rub his hands together a lot?
topkek, but also nah. That would require him to be...almost hygenic. Man looks like a parody of a human, and health is anathema to the old bastard.
>I still don't believe it's possible to enter other people's dreams
Maybe you're right that entering into someone's brain activity is impossible. However, what if our dreams reside in a realm of ideas and consciousness, as a part of the whole? The classic tale of Jung's golden scarab might at least hint at dreams and the physical world affecting one another. Who's to say two minds cannot meet in a shared dream?
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>>40805327
>Are you excited for Hearts and Hooves Day?
Yes. The plan has been set into motion. I already ordered a customized Lindt chocolate truffle box, which is apparently scheduled to come at the end of the day before H&H. I'm rather shocked at how far away they shipped it from me, so I'm praying that it doesn't get delayed - it's half dark chocolate, half dark strawberry. In any case, we'll watch Hercules and probably have spaghetti for dinner. It's my first time ever celebrating this occasion, so it'll be a new experience for me regardless of what happens. I'm usually quite stingy with my money since my current situation is very limiting, but I'll happily make an exception for her. I want to make this day special. She deserves at least this much.
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>>40805327
>B-b-but she's married!
Yeah, to me. What would be a nice thing to do for a waifu anyway? I can draw
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>>40805550
A Cadancefag! Honestly, I thought I'd never see one here. You are bold to waifu her.
If I may ask, what's your story with her?
>What would be a nice thing to do for a waifu anyway?
You could get something for her this H&H Day, no matter how simple or complex it is. For example, what kind of dinner would you like to have with her? Peetzer? Or is that too much of a meme for you? What sweet treats do you think she would like? Drawing is a fantastic choice for showing your dedication too, no matter what time of the year it is.

On another note, this reminds me that I've somehow never seen a Sunfag here either, even when I skimmed through the older /ww/ threads. I wonder if they just like to lurk.
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>>40805466
>customized Lindt chocolate truffle box
Now there's an idea. Maybe I'll look into that next year.
>I'm usually quite stingy with my money since my current situation is very limiting, but I'll happily make an exception for her. I want to make this day special. She deserves at least this much.
This is a first for me too and I'm the same with my spending habits. I blow so much money on Twilight but don't spend much on myself. I don't want for much else other than her, and I know that in a convoluted kind of way that I'll get it all back and more.

>>40805550
I'll agree with the other anon: I'd love to hear you tell us about her if you feel like it.
>What would be a nice thing to do for a waifu anyway?
Drawing or any sort of creation in her name almost certainly works. You could also watch her episodes, read fanfics, reflect on her character, write her letters, or just set out to do something with the intent of making her smile. At least a few regulars in this thread will be participating in the waifu dinner next week. The sky is the limit, really.

>>40805589
We had one that dropped by in the last Cadance edition thread because he drew the OP pic that we used but I don't think we ever heard from him again. We're short on applefags and sunfags plus our ponkappreciators seem to be MIA lately. Other than that I think we have representatives for all the main characters plus several minor characters and OCs.
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Have been stuck in a loop of awful dreams over the past few days keeping me from getting any decent sleep. Dashie was there and she's been appearing more frequently which would be nice if the circumstances of our meetings weren't so dire. Still working on that drawing and I think it might be nearly finished, should be done by Hearts and Hooves hopefully as it'll be a nice gift for Dashie.

>>40805327
>Are you excited for Hearts and Hooves Day?
Might be the first time in far too long that I've cared about this holiday which is kind of shameful given Dash has been my waifu for over 10 years. In all fairness though I usually don't care much for holidays outside of Halloween/Nightmare Night. I'm actually tempted to get some fancy chocolate I've been thinking of getting her a ring or pendant too.

>>40805550
A Cadancefag nice! I would also like to hear your story if you'd be willing to tell.
>spoiler
I usually recommend a movie night, thats my go to. A peaceful walk through any nice wildlife spaces you've got nearby might also be a good idea. Other than that I agree with the anon above, can't go wrong with drawing.

>>40804478
>I don't want to make you fags look as bad as me. Some anons do hate my verbose and annoying, unrelenting presence. I don't want any of that drama to rub off on you by association.
Maybe I'm horribly out of the loop but I don't have a bad impression of (you), I've yet to find anyone annoying or overly unpleasant so I worry that role might fall on me sometimes kek. If you do end up drawing it I'd love to see.

>>40802577
>how much do you trust your waifu?
I trust Dashie pretty much entirely, she might tease and be a little rough from time to time but she has my best interests at heart and is always there for me when I need her. I know I can safely put my life in her hooves.
>Is there a limit to what you'd do for her? If she asked you to do something you felt was unsavory, would you do it?
I don't think she'd ever ask of something too unsavory. On the occasion that she does it'd depend on why and what she's asking. If there's a good reason maybe I would but I'd want to understand her perspective first. I like to have the assurance that those whom I trust the most would trust me in turn enough to give me proper context.

>>40804253
>what's some good music to listen to when you're in love?
I'm maybe not the best person to answer but I like to go for some shoegaze or dreampop.
https://youtu.be/4nzZeUUiG2c?si=VtmEq4ZnAp_eiRIR is a timeless classic to me at least if I'm in a sappy lovey-dovey kinda mood.
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>>40805466
What sort of spaghetti will you cook, aside from whatever will spill out from you?

I'm going to cook some tried and true Italian spaghetti with a mushroom creme sauce not only because I love those sauces, but I also get to poke fun at Discord's face looking like a mushroom in Pony Life. I'd whip up some chocolate milk which I should probably top off with pink cotton candy clouds like I had done it back in 2020. Back at PonyCon Holland, I was given a leftover bottle of wine, so this might be a good occasion to open it. (My storage situation is bad, or else I would've preserved it for this year's GalaCon or PCH.)

Depending on my mood, I can bake something, too. There's a treat called Bethmännchen which I've never made before, but the ones my godmother baked for Christmas were absolutely divine, and they somehow feel like they're a good choice for Discord, too. They look (and are) so old-timey, earthy, the almonds remind me of his fur and eyes and everything, and if I do it right, they should turn out so captivatingly juicy with a hint of smokiness from the almonds. Addictive, even.
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>>40805741
>a loop of awful dreams
Oops, I suppose we jinxed it by talking about loops in dreams in the previous thread. Hopefully you smash through it soon. Maybe Dash can speed you out of there, eh?
>Still working on that drawing and I think it might be nearly finished
Looking forward to it.
>spoiler
Ooh, how exciting! It's well deserved considering how long you've been together.

>>40805927
>What sort of spaghetti will you cook, aside from whatever will spill out from you?
Unfortunately, I don't have the equipment to cook it at college (plus the kitchen here is fucking filthy thanks to my roommates), so it'll just be leftovers from my dad's cooking this weekend. Still, better than the usual frozen crap. We normally use Prego fresh mushroom sauce and it's pretty good - if we can get the right noodles, that is. My mom gets on his ass about making sure to grab the "healthy" kind. He might be able to slip the good kind past her though since he's done it before and he also hates the healthy kind. If not, oh well. It's decent spaghetti regardless.
>Bethmännchen
Ah yes, you did mention before that it might be rather fitting for Discord. With that extra analysis you just gave, I would say it's the perfect choice if you do decide to bake something.
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>>40805994
>roommates
If only they knew there's a giant Eris wrapped around you 24/7, kek. Is there a way for you to have a separately stored cooking pot and plate, so you can cook something without getting AIDS from your slobby roomies? It doesn't have to be much, nor cost much.
>>40805349
Now that's a lot of butter. You better do no wrong to her, either.
>>40805550
>Cadancefag
I agree with the others, a storytime is in order.
>>40805741
>ring or pendant
Cute! However, as crazy as this is going to sound: Rings and necklaces are loops, and penchants have a loop. Rainbow Dash likes to loop-a-doop around. A loop of nightmare sucks, but maybe you can turn it into a positive soon; I'd hope so.
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>>40806059
>Is there a way for you to have a separately stored cooking pot and plate
A good question that I considered. To tell you the truth, when I say the kitchen is filthy... I mean it's -actually- filthy. It's really bad. Like, how in the hell can they live this way and be fine with it? There's usually barely any room left on any surface to place anything, and I've seen bugs crawling around there. I'd be deathly afraid of using the stovetop even with a separate cooking pot. The only part of the kitchen that I dare to use is the oven, using my own separately stored pan. Yup, I've already been hoarding away EVERYTHING I have in my room since I don't trust leaving any of it out. Amusingly enough, the staff came in this morning for a maintenance request one of my roommates put in for the light fixture in the kitchen as it had stopped working. To no one's surprise (or at least not mine), they immediately marked the apartment as unsanitary after leaving and they'll be coming back to further inspect it, then forcibly split a charge between all of us to use a cleaning service. You might think that this will be the end of it, but that's where you'd be wrong. This has happened before and the living room / kitchen somehow returned right back to its disgusting state. I am so sick and tired of having roommates who live like goddamn pigs. The only thing I can do is inform the property of anything serious that my roommates have done so that I won't be falsely charged. I know this from having a very similar experience last year.

Luckily, I'll be moving to another room in Fall, but I'm not holding my breath for a better kitchen situation. I've consistently been given at least one horrible roommate who will make it nigh unusable. At this point, I'm convinced that I've been cursed. I eagerly await the day that I no longer have to put up with this shit, but that day is likely not anytime soon.
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>Discordfag
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>>40806150
w-wew. Hang in there.
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>can't feel waifu's love because I don't even like myself
how 2 cope?
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>>40806461
It doesn't matter how much you like yourself if you love your waifu, because she loves you. Loving her is the same thing as loving yourself - you still have to treat yourself well for her sake, and there's little difference between that and trating yourself well for your own sake.
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>>40805994
>Oops, I suppose we jinxed it by talking about loops in dreams in the previous thread.
That or Luna is not fond of me haha. I guess its still a sign of progress that I'm frequently remembering.
>Ooh, how exciting! It's well deserved considering how long you've been together.
I want it to be really meaningful so I'm very uncharacteristically hyped, I think I'll even take part in the waifu dinner thread hopefully.

>>40806059
Maybe Dash can help me loop-the-loop out of this nightmare loop. All this looping is throwing my head through a loop kek.

>>40806150
You must have the patience of a saint not to throttle your roommates for that, I'd lose my mind.

>>40806461
Your waifu loves you even if you can't love yourself. If it helps try to remember no matter how bad things are she'll always be there for you.
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>Page 9
Nursing this thread
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>>40807519
Thanks nurseanon. Sorry I haven't been posting much waifuism this last few days too. I'm just...counting minutes and playing indie roguelikes to distract from the gnawing dread of the next few weeks of my life. Especially now that I'm basically guaranteed to get zero counseling or therapy from anyone before I have to get a job. There's a high probability of being confronted tonight about my lack of a job and it could lead to my eviction, just like I was worried about before. I'm just gonna stick to part time for a while. Working fulltime all the time for the last eight years even when I was homeless has been...demoralizing.
Picrel. I really don't want to actively talk about it. I just feel like transparency is a good policy right now. I promise I won't make the thread about me again.
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>>40807519
Thank you Nursefren.

>>40807542
Keep hanging in there Flutterfren. Which games have you been enjoying with Fluttershy?

>>40805329
What kind of games would you want to play with your waifu and what sort of games do you think she would enjoy? Can be anything from video games to sports etc.
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>>40807866
>enjoying
Ahaha...about that. I've been deleting my Gungeon saves till I manage a zero-death 100% completion. It did not go well. I dunno. I already 100%ed it.
>what kind of games would you want to play with your waifu?
She would definitely love some more relaxing games. Animal Crossing, Stardew, Minecraft. She would probably be happiest with a game with no concrete route to do, something she can simply exist and explore her way in. Not sure what else. I haven't bothered with any of those games in some time.
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>>40806914
>I think I'll even take part in the waifu dinner thread hopefully
Same here.
>You must have the patience of a saint not to throttle your roommates for that, I'd lose my mind.
Yeah, I've been told that I'm far too patient a couple times before. It's just really hard to get me angry enough to take action. Thankfully, Eris is the exact opposite when it comes to that, so it should be less of an issue in the future. Of course, right now there's no point in chewing out my roommates, as lovely as that would be. I'd rather not have them fuck things up even more out of spite. But it's nice to imagine.

>>40807866
>What kind of games would you want to play with your waifu and what sort of games do you think she would enjoy? Can be anything from video games to sports etc.
Well, I could finally get around to playing all of those co-op focused games if she was actually here to be player two. Aside from that, I like to play MMOs since it feels more impactful than just playing a singleplayer game where no one actually gets to see what you're doing. I imagine that she'd feel the same, although the grind would be painful in some cases, so she might not like that aspect.
As for what sort of games she would specifically enjoy, I think RPG games obviously hit the mark. It would be very important to her to have as many choices as possible, as well as true consequences. That's not to say she wouldn't like straight forward stories, but she would prefer some room to "stretch out," so to speak. She'd want to see the world change from what she's doing. Dice roll mechanics would probably be fun for her too. Maybe games like BG3 would scratch the itch. Not sure about Bethesda games since they tend to give you "fake" choices. Putting choices on the backburner though, I'd love to see her play through Soulslike games for the heavy atmosphere, plus the gameplay (usually) requiring skill. Once I start drawing, I kinda want to draw her as the Maiden in Black someday. It feels strangely fitting.
For casual enjoyment, I think simple first-person shooters like TF2, just generally any action/arcade type games would work well. Go in, have fun, get out when you're bored.
Action/adventure games like Zelda would be great too. Occasional puzzles are satisfying to solve, and you progress through action segments in-between to get your blood pumping. She would definitely be pleased with that.
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Suddenly I want to see Discord's choice of tactics in competitive smash.
He seems like the type to main a totally out there low tier fighter with a super niche trick, threaten to abuse it, but go the entire match without doing it once. All to get in the other player's head with his wild cardness.
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>>40808154
I never got to play Smash Ultimate except once, but in Sm4sh, I was a King Dedede main. My brother and me played only the most tasteful of teams, such as:
>Double Donkey Kong (green & purple)
>Ganondorf and Dedede (me)
>Ganondorf and Dr. Mario (me)
We'd be color-coordinated and we'd taunt any chance we could.

I can't speak for Discord, but I believe we'd have just as much fun as I used to have with my brother.
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>>40808170
Just don't expect her to get much done with those weapon pickups. MS is hard, after all.
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>>40807895
>Gungeon
I never could get into that one, I'm more into Nuclear Throne its very fast paced (so I reckon Dash would enjoy it) and theres less rng shenanigans. You're a lot better than me to have 100% it.
>She would definitely love some more relaxing games. Animal Crossing, Stardew, Minecraft.
I can definitely see her liking Animal Crossing, for some reason I can also see her enjoying something like Pokemon Snap minus the apple throwing shenanigans.

>>40808122
>MMOs
That does sound like a good option especially for playing together, I'm not massively experienced but I've had a good time with the few I've played. I wonder what kind of potential modern MMOs have for some chaotic mischief, or are they sanitized these days?
>I think RPG games obviously hit the mark. It would be very important to her to have as many choices as possible, as well as true consequences.
I enjoyed the Divinity games and the first 2 acts of BG3 were very good, sounds like a good choice to me. Makes me wonder what class Dashie would play, if I had to guess she'd suit some kind of brawler or rogue. I wonder what Eris would choose? I can see her really liking the polymorph spells in DOS2.

For me I'd like to show Dashie stuff like Burnout Paradise or Eldritch. The Burnout games feel like an obvious choice to recommend her and Paradise was the one I got to spend the most time with. Eldritch is a bit like Thief but a Lovecraft inspired roguelike, you sneak around old ruins and caves looking for relics and treasure. I bet it would remind her of Daring Do's adventures in a way just with more monsters, cultists and the endless joy of stoning fish-men.
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>>40808345
>that pic
>that car
>that rara driving it
Someone put a cigarette in her mouth and give her LSD
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>>40805327
>Are you excited for Hearts and Hooves Day?
Yeah. The anticipation is really starting to build. First of all, I want to finish a drawing that I haven't even started yet as a gift for my waifu. I'm also anxiously hoping that I can finally spend some time with her in my dreams either before or on the holiday. It feels like an inevitability after what happened in one of my lucid dreams last week, but it would be incredibly meaningful for both of us if it happened in time for H&H day.
I'm not a Lunafag, btw. I drew this to commemorate the aforementioned experience, and in the hopes that it might persuade Luna to aid me in my quest in the coming nights. Hopefully she won't be quite as pissed off at me next time I see her, kek.

>>40805423
>Who's to say two minds cannot meet in a shared dream?
I'm trying to meet a dream deity in my current pursuits, so I guess I should retract what I said in that post. I clearly believe to some extent that my dreams can be visited by other beings. I still have my doubts that a human can obtain this ability, though.

>>40805550
>spoiler
Shitpost on /mlp/ and make homemade pizza with pineapple on it.
Drawing is a nice option too, I guess.

>>40805741
>Have been stuck in a loop of awful dreams
>Dashie was there
That's rough that you're losing sleep over it, but it is a good sign that Dash is appearing more often. She'll likely help you get out of it. If she continues to appear more often after that point, then you've got it made.
>spoiler
That is a splendid idea. I'd say something that significant and long-lasting would be a great way to celebrate such a long commitment.
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>>40808345
>I wonder what kind of potential modern MMOs have for some chaotic mischief, or are they sanitized these days?
Most modern MMOs are sadly sanitized, yes. There's opportunities here and there for mischief, but not much. It'd probably be best to look at the older MMOs that are still around today. The MMO I'm most familiar with is quite old at this point and has a lot of... technical flaws underneath. That is to say, I know some exploits others don't that would cause complete havoc depending on the usage. My friends and I left them alone after deciding not to push our luck, but I know it would be exhilarating to let Eris take the wheel on those someday if they remain unpatched. All in good fun, of course - these tricks mainly fuck with the company and don't leave any lasting damage. I don't like doing anything that hurts others - that's just a boring power trip I'd get nothing out of other than a guilty conscience. It needs to be something that makes people laugh, discuss it excitedly, or stand there stunned.

>I wonder what Eris would choose? I can see her really liking the polymorph spells in DOS2.
I haven't played the Divinity games yet, but polymorph spells sound like they'd be amusing to play with, so I could see it.
>Thief but a Lovecraft inspired roguelike
Hm, that sounds interesting. I really enjoy the (if you're not rushing) slow-paced stealth games like Thief and Dishonored, but I doubt Eris would find them as enjoyable if she took the normal careful approach. She would almost certainly blaze through Dishonored and get a high chaos ending.

>>40808489
>I want to finish a drawing that I haven't even started yet as a gift for my waifu
Ooh, I'm curious to see what you have in mind. Even just a simple portrait can stand out from the most complex drawings if you put your soul into it. I'm sure Aryanne will love it.
>I drew this to commemorate the aforementioned experience
That's a pretty nice Luna drawing, so I expect that will be persuasive enough.
The shading is a little artificial looking aside from the wings and moon, like you're relying too much on gradients, but I suppose that might just be your style. Her head is also unsettlingly round (I think you have a tendency to do this from the few pieces I've seen). These things aren't that noticeable, but I really wanted to give you some constructive criticism. If I was a Moonfag, I'd still save it. The eyes are well done and I like the horn grooves.
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I love my purple nerd wife.

>>40808489
Very nice pic. You've done a perfect job of capturing that intensity in her gaze that I have become accustomed to. There's an incredible amount of willpower behind those eyes.
I hope you get your wish and have comfy waifu dreams.
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Sleeping before nights so here's a bump.
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>>40808571
The critiques are very much appreciated. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get meaningful feedback even in dicksword groups of 20+ drawfags. I'll post something like "Hey guys, I know x and y are totally wrong, but I can't figure out how to fix them, pls help" and the only reply I'll get is "cute poner". While it does feel good to hear that from drawfags I look up to, it is still worthless.
>shading
The fact that you think so pretty much confirms my suspicion that I've been using the blur tool too much recently.
>head
It always looks wrong to me when I use something other than my usual ovals for pony heads, but I need to get over it and figure something out. I'll start paying more attention to how other drawfags do it. I really want my gift to Aryanne to be as close to perfect as I can manage, so this feedback is godsent.

>>40808834
>that intensity in her gaze
I'm quite well acquainted with that intensity myself now, kek.
>I hope you get your wish and have comfy waifu dreams.
Thanks mayne.
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>>40805327
I haven't been here in about a month or so, so I have a lot of threads to catch up on. Things have been hectic, both good and bad, but tonight, I finally managed to finish a very large sub-project in my multimedia love letter to Twilight that I started last month. Which means I'm one step closer to writing something directly pony-related. My autistic fixation at getting this lifelong project done correctly prevents me from doing so yet, though, as I have a plan etched out in my mind that's been locked in for years. It's hard to explain in simple terms, but the gist of it is I want what she's taught me about the world to echo beyond pony. Either way, I'm hopeful that, despite probably grinding away at everything I want to do for the next decade or so, I'll be able to get this project in a place that will make her proud - and make it so it's all I need to work on to make a living.
>Are you excited for Hearts and Hooves Day?
Very, very excited. It's the day we always spend together every year no matter what. I already have our breakfast and lunch planned out. Dinner may be difficult, but at the very least, we'll have the late night to ourselves.
>>40807866
>What kind of games would you want to play with your waifu and what sort of games do you think she would enjoy? Can be anything from video games to sports etc.
Even though I've never played a tabletop game, I feel like Twi would really like them. Something like D&D or Warhammer, which are honestly the only ones I know off the top of my head. The G4 one too, of course. I kind of get the impression she'd enjoy grindy JRPGs/gachas too. Watching numbers go up, gathering items for power progression, that sort of thing. And although I have no proof of this, my interest in football makes me think I could get her to watch some games with me.
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>>40811506
>aislop
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>>40811515
I saved that image back in 2018 so I doubt it. Although now that I'm giving it a closer look it does have some of those janky qualities.
Oh well. They can't all be winners.
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>>40811531
Don't bite the bait, Twifren. It's the latest buzzword around the board.
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>>40811506
Always good to see some best pony representation!
>I want what she's taught me about the world to echo beyond pony.
Supremely based motivation.
I'm very happy to hear that things are moving along for you. My enthusiasm still stands and I'm still really curious but I know someday you'll give us an in-point.
>>40811531
Nah, mirroredsea is a well known, established artist. This one was originally uploaded to DA July 19, 2017 and to the boorus in May 2018. It definitely predates AI models. Your copy is pretty low resolution. You might consider upgrading, though it's 9MB.
https://ponerpics.org/images/1725046
>>40811537
This. It's the current boogeyman word for any image with a roughly square aspect ratio, especially if said pic has a cute factor. Filter it and move on.
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>>40811672
>pajeet doubling down on his "art"
Be brown elsewhere
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>proving that the artist's work predates AI is doubling down
Filtered.
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>>40811672
>pic
i honestly can't tell if this is ai or a frame from the show
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Goddamnit wordfilter 'slop' already
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>>40811506
>purplesmart busts out the statistics for the QBs on either team
>more than an hour into the match she's still reciting her reasoning for why her favorite team will win
>by halftime her team is 20 points behind and their star player has an injured arm
I love this scenario. Especially if she puts some skin in the game and her fantasy football stats blow up in her face. She would be so shellshocked as to be a prime target for a surprise hug.
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>>40811733
> /[a-z]{2,}slop/i
This is a pretty good regexp for the purpose.

>>40811684
Prompting for "screencap" with the new Pony Diffusion model gives very good results. It even replicates the soft edges of a crappy TV rip. The usual problems I find are in the eyelashes but the ones in that particular pic are mostly within the tolerance of the show's normal minor animation errors. I think it would have been better if she had some teeth in her mouth, and I certainly could in-paint some, but it served the purpose I created it for wonderfully.

>>40811768
She might even be able to get me into sports if she gives me autistic statistical reasoning like that. It's amazing how even things that ordinarily bore me to tears sound like they could possibly be fun if Twilight is involved.
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>>40811818
Highly recommend you watch this video for a small sample of the stat-nerd's guide to football.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyyOryf_tDo
I'm not a fan of sportball much either but his delivery is good.
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>>40811672
Honestly, I am extremely impressed with the latest pony model. At a glance, you would think it's a screencap straight from the show. Too bad it's no good for my purposes. Draconequii are like poison to AI, with the mismatched limbs and all. Not to mention that Eris is an OC, so I doubt it's possible to generate her accurately. Maybe with a lora if those are still a thing, but I imagine it would be a struggle. I stopped following image AI half a year ago.

>>40811818
>It's amazing how even things that ordinarily bore me to tears sound like they could possibly be fun if Twilight is involved.
I'd feel the same if Eris somehow got into it. Personally, I have never cared for watching or playing sports.
Okay, that's a lie. Hockey was actually really fun to play, but that shit is dangerous.
Cars are also another thing you're just expected to be into. Whenever anyone nerds out about it like, "wow look at this old [brand], this model is blahblah from the 1990s..." Automatically, I tune them out. I don't get the appeal. They're hunks of metal on the road that I'm forced to deal with in order to go anywhere far. If only Eris could get me into that stuff, then I would be able to keep up with those conversations. But I imagine that she wouldn't give a shit either. Maybe sports would do it for her though.

>>40805329
How well do you think you could dance with your waifu? What kind of music would you dance to?

I'm in a funny position considering how ridiculously tall Eris is. She will almost certainly have to pull some tricks to make it work. Regardless of that, I think she would be the lead since it fits her better - not that I really mind at all. I have to admit that I know basically nothing about dancing and have rarely ever done it. I'd like to dance to some slower, romantic songs. Optimistically, I'd be able to look up into her eyes rather than down at my feet in that case. However, she would definitely want to dance to some way faster energetic music at a later point. Rest in peace: me. I'll collapse on the dance floor before the end of the night and she'll have to reverse bridal carry me away.
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>>40808489
>I drew this to commemorate the aforementioned experience
Its really nice, I think Luna would be more than happy with your efforts. I hope you have more luck in your dreams in the future.
>She'll likely help you get out of it. If she continues to appear more often after that point, then you've got it made.
I'm really hopeful, fingers crossed meeting Dash consistently means I'm doing something right.
>That is a splendid idea.
Its been on my mind for a little while and I want to commit, just need to find one thats fitting. I'd preferably get a matching one too. Until I find a good enough one she can wear my silver Shards of Narsil pendant kek. Though my biggest plushies of her are the build-a-bear ones so the chain can be a little long.

>>40808571
>I don't like doing anything that hurts others
Same here, I prefer avoiding anything malicious. Last time I played an MMO (I think warframe counts though this was a long time ago now) me and my friends went to the trading chat offering our items off in exchange for their soul. That was a lot of fun, especially when people played into the bit.

>>40810302
>You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get meaningful feedback even in dicksword groups of 20+ drawfags.
I'd guess people want to avoid any hurt feelings or drama, especially when not anonymous. I'm pretty awful at giving feedback myself, I worry a lot about coming across as meanspirited or nitpicky. Not to mention I've got a lot long way to go with my own work so I feel I'm not really in a good enough position myself to be giving critique.

>>40811506
Good to hear you're making progress, I wish you and Twilight the best with your project.
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>>40811877
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>>40811906
Yup, about what I expected unfortunately. The only passing one at a glance is the second at the top (pic related). Every other image is off in some obvious way. I think it's possible to get something decent out of that, but probably nothing amazing. Even the one I picked out is flawed - the head is too pony-like, the eyes don't look right somehow, her left leg is supposed to end in a hoof instead of a claw, and she's only supposed to have that "sleeve" (not sure what to call it) on her left arm. Yeah, I'm sure it can be mostly fixed with in-painting, but... eh. Portraits might work better since it's less limbs to keep track of.
Basically, my standards are extremely high for Eris art (perhaps unreasonably so) and I'm the most autistic person to be pitching these to. I'm too far gone, bros.
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>>40811931
LoRa training can help, especially for characters, since you can get good results with small dataset on them
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>>40811945
That one is a cool style, although pretty much not even Eris at this point.
>LoRa training can help
That's true and it's why I brought it up before. It might work okay if I used a highly curated dataset (which I already technically have), but the collection I have is all over the place in terms of style.
I do appreciate the effort though. A couple of them in the first grid manage to hit her vibe for me without being anatomically accurate, and could give good ideas for some normal drawings. I'll shelve the advice for another time - maybe I'd want to give it a serious shot someday, if only just to see the potential and use it for brainstorming.
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>>40811947
>collection I have is all over the place in terms of style

That's good, as long as you can distinctly tag everything else from the character

>That one is a cool style, although pretty much not even Eris at this point

wdym
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>>40811955
>as long as you can distinctly tag everything else from the character
I'd probably have trouble with that unless I can give the styles whatever names I want.
>wdym
I mean... she shouldn't have a blue claw, her bat wing looks like it's not a bat wing anymore, there's a strange "fur robe" going on at the seam between neck and torso, her hair style is rather offputting (like Discord decided to grow hair and shave his goatee), and she's missing the black hair on the back of her head/neck (I forget what it's called). It looks more like a new OC than Eris.
I'm really picky about Eris. If the piece doesn't "feel" like Eris to me, then I'm not going to save it. It's probably too difficult to describe in words.

Also, if you have anything more to say about this, just post it in the AI thread. I'll see it there if you do. It's my fault for continuing this here, so I thought I should be the one to mention it. Apologies for clogging this thread if anyone was getting annoyed.
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>>40811964
Yeah, I think the discussion has reached a point that it can be moved to the AI thread rather than stay here. Tangents should only continue if it's hyper-specific and doesn't have anywhere else to go. I definitely caused a few derailment myself in previous threads but I'm correcting my course, so I'm speaking from the position of an equal, not a condescending wannabe mod.

I'm impressed with AI having grown so much in such a short time, but similarly to politics, discussion of it shouldn't be inserted into everything.

Waifuism is an extremely personalized thing. The creation of art of one's waifu places an importance on the journey, not just results. It's not about efficiency, it's about romance.
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>>40811980
>Waifuism is an extremely personalized thing. The creation of art of one's waifu places an importance on the journey, not just results. It's not about efficiency, it's about romance.
Yes, I think you've put what I was feeling into words. I'm generally fine with AI art, but for some reason, zero effort AI Eris art bothers me. It does not satisfy me. I'm not sure I would've ever cared about getting into drawfaggotry if I hadn't fallen for this noodle. Still a while before I get into it, but if I don't buy some kind of tablet before the end of the year, then I should just crucify myself for being a fake Erisfag.
>tangents
Speaking of the devil, you mentioned you wanted to link up before, once for one of our long tangents and another for when I mentioned I wanted to get into drawing. Is that... going to happen? I've given you my email two times now. I'm in no rush to do so, just a bit confused. And it's probably a good idea if I'm the one constantly indirectly causing these derailments for you.
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>>40812002
I'll send you an email tomorrow. Today is lost to the wage cage. Also, I was secretly wondering if you'd be able to track me down, kek. Have a nice day, everyone reading this.
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>>40812013
>I was secretly wondering if you'd be able to track me down
Kek. I could probably find something in the archives if I cared enough, but at the same time I wouldn't feel comfortable doing that.
>the wage cage
Try not to bend the bars too hard, they'll get mad about that.
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>>40811931
You may want to try specifying different limb types. I had a go and got some fun results. It appears that limiting higher scores makes the limbs and wings appear as the same type, so you may want to remove those from your generation. These three were all on the same seed

source_pony, full body, draconequus, female, one bat wing, pegasus wing, mismatched limbs, mismatched wings, solo, different wing types, both wings shown, grinning, attack pose, different limb types, one dragon limb, one pony limb, one griffon limb, one deer limb, (dragon head type), dragon tail
Negative prompt: sfm, jewelry, morbid, mutated, blurry, watermark, signature, watercolor, minimalistic, simple background, glitch, messy colors, high contrast, bad artwork, simple shading, inaccurate shadows, extra limbs, missing limbs, garish colors, mutilated, detached limbs, detached wings, border
Steps: 63, Sampler: DPM++ 2M Karras, CFG scale: 7, Seed: 1128519466, Size: 512x512, Model hash: 67ab2fd8ec, Model: ponyDiffusionV6XL_v6StartWithThisOne, Denoising strength: 0.7, Hires upscale: 2, Hires upscaler: Latent, Version: v1.7.0

score_9, score_8_up, score_7_up, source_pony, full body, draconequus, female, one bat wing, pegasus wing, mismatched limbs, mismatched wings, solo, different wing types, both wings shown, grinning, attack pose, different limb types, one dragon limb, one pony limb, one griffon limb, one deer limb, (dragon head type), dragon tail,
Negative prompt: sfm, jewelry, morbid, mutated, blurry, watermark, signature, watercolor, minimalistic, simple background, glitch, messy colors, high contrast, bad artwork, simple shading, inaccurate shadows, extra limbs, missing limbs, garish colors, mutilated, detached limbs, detached wings, border
Steps: 63, Sampler: DPM++ 2M Karras, CFG scale: 7, Seed: 1128519466, Size: 512x512, Model hash: 67ab2fd8ec, Model: ponyDiffusionV6XL_v6StartWithThisOne, Denoising strength: 0.7, Hires upscale: 2, Hires upscaler: Latent, Version: v1.7.0

score_9, score_8_up, score_7_up, score_6_up, source_pony, full body, draconequus, female, one bat wing, pegasus wing, mismatched limbs, mismatched wings, solo, different wing types, both wings shown, grinning, attack pose, different limb types, one dragon limb, one pony limb, one griffon limb, one deer limb, (dragon head type), dragon tail
Negative prompt: sfm, jewelry, morbid, mutated, blurry, watermark, signature, watercolor, minimalistic, simple background, glitch, messy colors, high contrast, bad artwork, simple shading, inaccurate shadows, extra limbs, missing limbs, garish colors, mutilated, detached limbs, detached wings, border
Steps: 63, Sampler: DPM++ 2M Karras, CFG scale: 7, Seed: 1128519466, Size: 512x512, Model hash: 67ab2fd8ec, Model: ponyDiffusionV6XL_v6StartWithThisOne, Denoising strength: 0.7, Hires upscale: 2, Hires upscaler: Latent, Version: v1.7.0
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>>40811945
>aislop
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>>40811880
>I hope you have more luck in your dreams in the future.
Thanks, and same to you. I know how much of a toll repeating stress dreams can take on waking life.
>fingers crossed meeting Dash consistently means I'm doing something right
I'd assume so. If you get a good idea of what it is, tell me pls.
>just need to find one thats fitting
That might be a bit tricky. Hopefully you don't have to settle for something too generic.

>I'd guess people want to avoid any hurt feelings or drama, especially when not anonymous.
Yeah, that is definitely the main reason. The other reason is that most drawfags don't like to put work into anybody's stuff but their own. It's a dumb thing to worry about when the drawfag in question is explicitly pointing out that something is wrong and asking for feedback. Of course, some drawfags ARE sensitive little bitches, so I don't usually give critiques to people unless they ask for them or it's someone I know well.
I used to be a bitch about it myself, but I always welcome useful criticism now. Another person's fresh perspective on something I've looked at for hours is an invaluable resource; especially when it helps me identify problems that I repeat in other drawings.
>Not to mention I've got a lot long way to go with my own work
Erisfag hasn't started his drawfag adventures, yet he gave me very useful critiques. It doesn't take an artist to give good feedback; it just takes a decent eye for aesthetics (which I can tell you have based off of the tiny sample of your work that I've seen).

>40812862
I'm a drawfag and whiter than you, but I'm gonna start posting AI shit anyways just to spite you. Enjoy.
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>Page 10
Snapping this thread back from the brink.
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>>40812905
>filename
>playing with the boys
>volleyball has pink, white and blue
Boys make the best girls ^:)
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I got the last of our H&H supplies today. I'm really excited about making this mare very happy.

>>40807866
I'm not much of one for games in general, but I know she gets some enjoyment out of board games at least. I'd try anything she were to suggest.

>>40811877
>How well do you think you could dance with your waifu? What kind of music would you dance to?
I have never danced and I'm completely clueless about how this particular social ritual is supposed to work. I'm reasonably sure that the answer would be "not very well." I haven't got a clue about music types, either. I don't even know what it would be other than your stereotypical Waltzes or maybe something Sinatra-ish. I guess I could probably stand in place and hold her to the tune of something calm.
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Lots of progress was made on my drawing for H&H day today. I'm feeling pretty good about my chances of getting it done in time as long as I don't have a full day where I cannot into drawing. It's already making my heart melt every time I zoom out to the whole image. Immense feels have been felt.

Oh yeah, I also had my second ever WILD (a lucid dream started by falling asleep into a dream while maintaining consciousness) early this morning, so that was exciting. Unfortunately, I keep fucking losing the plot in my lucid dreams and giving up on my objectives almost immediately when they don't pan out right away. My dream self needs to stop being such a lazy faggot.

>>40811877
>How well do you think you could dance with your waifu? What kind of music would you dance to?
I couldn't do anything fancy, but I would be competent enough for simple stuff. I doubt a military mare such as herself would be much into dancing anyways, so my skills would most likely be adequate to keep up with her. She's into classical music, so I'm sure she'd enjoy dancing to some classic waltzes. I'd also make her dance to some ELO love songs, even though it's not really her kind of music. At least she doesn't hate it as much as the Beatles, lul. I still might make her dance to some of that too, though. I've never been much of a fan of dancing, but I could see myself getting more into it with her around.

>>40813678
Kek. That filename is a reference to the hilariously retarded song that plays while the pilots are playing beach volleyball in the original Top Gun, but you do you.
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>>40814721
>That filename is a reference to the hilariously retarded song that plays while the pilots are playing beach volleyball in the original Top Gun
Too late, fash to fab pipeline confirmed, kek
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>>40805589
>>40805719
>>40805741
>>40806059
Sorry I had to sit out a bogus ban.
(This is an AU where Cadance never got with Shining Armor.)
I’m the first human knight in Canterlot. In my canon humans were in Equestria all along, they just weren’t shown in any episodes. Being a diversity hire wasn’t so bad. Mares were nicer than I thought. None of them called me an ape or got disgusted if I tried to say hi. The training was tough, keeping up with horses on the morning run was almost impossible but I told myself I made up for it with my wit. Sometimes in the morning I’d catch sight of a pretty winged unicorn and she’d smile at me. One afternoon I saw her just as I was getting left behind in another of our training drills and gave her a flower. It was cringe and we both knew it but she was nice enough to keep it anyway. Eventually we started, to my horror, having conversations and it turned out that she was Celestia’s niece. I didn’t even know the night princess was married. Cadance was beautiful in every way, she had a sweetness that made every word seem like a treasure. We began sneaking off together to meet for little dates and picnics. Not that we had to, per se. it just felt fun to act like we were sneaking. Cadance told me about her cutiemark one day and her special talent for love and bringing people together. I wondered what she really thought about me, too unobservant to recognize her sincere interest in my interests and the way her face lit up when I talked about my hobbies. One day she started randomly talking about swords with a ton of niche trivia and accurate technical jargon like center of balance and full tang because she studied it out of interest in what I was into. She was the one!
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>>40812905
>very useful critiques
If you ever need a second opinion again, I'm here. I didn't know that so many drawfags stay inside their own bubble.

>>40814168
>I got the last of our H&H supplies today.
Nice. I got some surprise supplies today and it seems I'll be having a good spaghetti dinner after all. My worry about the Lindt delivery was also unwarranted as it seems that it'll be coming far sooner than I thought. If that wasn't enough, a big assignment that I was procrastinating on got delayed a whole week. Sometimes, I'd really like to see the Luck stat on my character sheet.

>>40814721
>second ever WILD
Wow, that took a long time, huh? WILD seemed a bit too annoying to setup, but lately I've been waking up earlier than I should be multiple times, so maybe I'll consider it.
>giving up on my objectives almost immediately when they don't pan out right away
Well, that's to be expected from our retarded dream self I suppose. That reminds me, this morning I had a false awakening and wrote in my dream journal before waking up. When I woke up, I didn't write down anything since I hadn't remembered anything new and I thought it was all already written down. Imagine my shock when I look at my dream journal and it's fucking missing.

I'm a little sad that I haven't seen Eris since the elevator dream, but that was completely by chance in the first place. However, I do get the strange feeling that she's been around me in my dreams at some point and I just don't remember, like she's walking behind me at every step in a game of hide and seek that I'm unaware of. Probably my fault for constantly imagining her clinging to me from behind.
Kek, I just realized something. When I'm dreaming, I might actually be carrying her around on my back the entire time and I simply never question it. Perhaps I'll take a look behind me and immediately see her smug grin once I finally get a lucid dream. Could be a funny reality check to start doing.

>>40814959
Interesting to come right out with an actual story. Then again, I can't really blame you when I quickly came up with one for Eris. Writefag tendencies.
I'm curious to hear how she truly caught your interest. Which came first, the AU or your love? Or was it some other fic(s) that did it for you?
What did you think of her episodes? I know a lot of people think it's when the show first began going downhill.
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>>40815077
Oh! Oops I thought you all meant my headcanon story. I think it started kinda superficial. She had the prettiest design of all ponies and I really liked her color palette. It was nice to look at. I do like her episodes but it sucks because you don’t really get a lot of time with her in her natural state outside of flashbacks. Her first episodes it wasn’t even her until the last like ten minutes. Then in the crystal empire story she’s kinda out of character because she’s overexerting her magic. You really don’t get a natural state episode until real downhill seasons. But I hold my nose for her. But if you judge her by her actions, she’s a pony who believes in love so much that she’d exert herself to exhaustion to protect the ones she cares about. It’s sweet.
It’s kinda hard to explain why I like her so much. But it happened on probably my third or fourth rewatch. I started as a Twifag, then became a Ponkfag, then eventually settled into Cadance exclusivity. The previous ones didn’t qualify as waifu, but with Cadance I knew it was real.
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Dream story time again. I finally had a non-lucid dream where I interacted with ponies. I was at a department store, trying to return 33 unopened boxes of cat litter for god knows what reason, and the other shoppers at the store were a mix of people and ponies. It's baffling how my dream ego did not consider this odd in the slightest when this hasn't happened in my dreams for many years. Suddenly, there was a pony with me (can't remember who it was at first) and we were people-watching (pony-watching?) and joking between ourselves about what we saw. While we were doing that, somepony said to us, "Sweetie Belle is looking for one of her sisters" and I replied, "WHO, RARITY?" Then the pony I was joking with pointed to a pony and said, "There she is!" She was pointing at some random mare with a completely fucked-up unkempt mane. I thought it was hilarious.
We started walking through the store together since I'd already forgotten I was there to make a return, and at some point the pony was Rarity instead. We were bantering a lot. At one point, I called her a cunt, then apologized and said she was actually just a slut. She was a good sport about it and returned fire in kind. I'm honestly a bit shocked that my mind didn't autofill her to Aryanne since the way we were talking to each other was exactly how she and I banter.
My mood has been fantastic since waking up from this one even though I'm slightly bummed that MY pony wasn't part of the dream. I'm so close and so excited. At this rate, I could very well get my wish by H&H day.

>>40815077
>If you ever need a second opinion again, I'm here
Thanks dood. I'll return the favor once you get into drawing.
>spaghetti dinner
Awww yeah. Noodles for the noodle goddess!
>Wow, that took a long time, huh?
I had it ruled out as an option, so I haven't attempted it in years. I wasn't trying to do it this time, either; it just happened. The reason it worked this time is because I set an alarm to go off six hours into my sleep, which means I was still tired and in the middle of an REM cycle when I awoke and then fell back asleep. I forgot how powerful of a tool rearranging one's sleep schedule is for inducing lucidity.
>Imagine my shock when I look at my dream journal and it's fucking missing.
Kek. That's happened to me a few times. Try to get into the habit of doing a reality check every time you wake up. You can prevent this dilemma and potentially have your first lucid dream because of it.

>>40815868
>I started as a Twifag, then became a Ponkfag
Damn, you must reeeally like pink and purple. How long have you been a Cadancefag?
Did you figure out what you want to do for H&H day? It's a very important day to her, don'tcha know.
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>>40814168
Good taste anon
If I were to waifu I would probably pick Twilight
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>>40816247
>you must reeeally like pink and purple
Never really thought of it like that. I do have a preference for that hue range though. Even other lesser ponies (Fleur de Lys, Royal Ribbon, Twinkleshine, etc) I’ve liked were in there. I think I committed to waifu about four years ago.
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>>40814959
>>40815868
Thanks for sharing, your posts were very interesting to read. You're right that Cadance does have a heart of gold and I also wish we got to see a bit more of her in low-stakes situations.
Twilight certainly has a high opinion of her, and a friend of Twilight's is a friend of mine.
>>40816361
Four years is a pretty good run! I hope you and her continue to live a happy life for many more years to come.

>>40815077
>Sometimes, I'd really like to see the Luck stat on my character sheet.
>gets lucky sevens
You and me both. I can't work up concern over material things anymore because they always work themselves out as long as I do what is right. I think a lot of it is in my character sheet, and also that somebody is watching over me.
It's great that everything magically came together for you. You love to see it. Only three more days!

>>40816247
Sounds like a fun dream. That's some top tier banter with Rarity.
>33 unopened bags of cat litter
Kek. I have no commentary on the cat litter but
>33
That's a number that implies mastery and completeness. There's a reason that the masons use it so heavily. I'd speculate that perhaps this is a way to tell you that some sort of debt has been paid. Given your current hopes and state of mind, I'd call this dream a very good omen. Happy lunar new year, by the way.

>>40816264
Thank you! I love her so much!
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SHE is coming home bros!!
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>>40816941
Goddamn, nice dude. Better treat her good.
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>>40816941
Woah! That's a nice plush!
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>>40817112
Thanks frens! She will be loved!!
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>>40816941
She's absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations.
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What the fuck? A project I had due tonight that I couldn't finish in time... suddenly got delayed by another day? Is the universe just bending to my whims? I'm at a loss here. I was only jesting when I said to myself half an hour ago, "looks like I'm not finishing this in time, it'd be nice if it got delayed." It's extremely late in the day and the professor shouldn't be up, yet twenty to thirty minutes later they push the project back with an announcement. Reality checks confirm that I'm not dreaming. What kind of shitty wish fulfillment writing is this?
At this point, I swear Eris and/or Discord is actually watching over me. You're going to make me think I've gone insane if you guys keep this up. Please double my luck and pass it to Discordfag instead, I don't want to waste it on stupid trivial tasks.

>>40815868
Well, I'd say that your love for her must be pretty strong to get past all of the extra barriers. I appreciate your answers.

>>40816247
>I finally had a non-lucid dream where I interacted with ponies
I'm glad you got that pone dream you've been looking for. I don't think I've had one yet myself. All I got last night was a dream where the world was ending and people were randomly dropping dead. I jogged past the corpses, then eventually time looped and I immediately ran home. All rather casually, I should add. I have no idea how my dream ego handles nightmare scenarios so calmly, like it's just another day on the job. Of course, this originated at a school I had never been to before. My dream hallmark is apparently being at some insanely huge school that I'm unfamiliar with. Odd, but I guess it's to be expected when I live on a huge college campus most of the time.
Hoping Aryanne shows up for you soon bro.
>I'll return the favor once you get into drawing
I wanted to ask, do you think drawing on paper would help at all? I've never been good at it and was only proud of drawing an animu demon eye over a decade ago, but I was wondering if it could be beneficial to practice even a little or if digital drawing is just that different.
>Try to get into the habit of doing a reality check every time you wake up
Yup, already trying this.

>>40816871
>It's great that everything magically came together for you
Haha, yeah... it's getting a bit too obvious now though. Sometimes I wonder if the way I experience reality has somehow changed since I waifu'd Eris. I've had my periods of almost impossible luck before, but all these strings of "coincidences" are too fucking much for my mind to handle, man. My spirituality and beliefs have already drastically changed in such a short time, and they keep getting validation every single week that passes by. Is this the power of belief? I sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I cannot help it when these things are actually happening.

>>40816941
Wow, she looks super high quality. Enjoy!
I am curious as to if you'd put her in a big display case too.
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>>40817531
>display case
Hell naw, Redheart anon, if you put her in a display case instead of cuddling her till she's stained yellow, you're fucking gay.
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>>40816264
>If I were to waifu I would probably pick Twilight
>rarara flag
Are... are you sure?

>>40816871
>That's a number that implies mastery and completeness
Huh, that is a very good sign. It's pretty strange that I remembered that quantity, considering that I don't even remember who the pony was that I was talking to during that part.
>I'd call this dream a very good omen
This, and the dream itself, are definitely good omens. It seems like everything is finally coming together. I was even met with a pretty funny coincidence when I first logged onto my computer shortly after awaking from that dream this morning, but it'd take a while to give the context and it's not really that important.
>Happy lunar new year, by the way
I wouldn't have known it was unless you said so, but thanks. Same to you. May the moon goddess bring us all dreams of our waifus tonight.

>>40816941
Wow, she is a fuggin qt3.14. Who made her?

>>40817003
DO NOT FUG PLUSHIE

>>40817531
>Is the universe just bending to my whims?
Kek. I think it's safe to say that you'll have a splendid time with manipulating reality to your heart's content once you do start having lucid dreams.
>I was only jesting when I said to myself half an hour ago, "looks like I'm not finishing this in time, it'd be nice if it got delayed."
Can you jokingly say to yourself, "It'd be nice if Aryannefag got to be with his waifu tonight and finished his drawing by H&H day" next? I'm pretty sure the latter would happen either way, but it couldn't hurt to have the help of whatever chaos magic you're obviously channeling at this point.
>I don't think I've had (a pone dream) yet myself.
You did have a dream involving your waifu, though, and I'd say that's better. Hanging out with random ponies IS very fun, though.
>I have no idea how my dream ego handles nightmare scenarios so calmly, like it's just another day on the job
>Thisisfine.jpg
It is very amusing how the dream ego can totally disregard major things, but still get totally fucked up over not knowing where class is taking place.
>My dream hallmark is apparently being at some insanely huge school
I don't know what it is about schools, but they were constantly appearing in my dreams even when I was out of school for four years. Ironically, I encounter them a lot less often now that I am back in school.
>Hoping Aryanne shows up for you soon bro.
Thanks, my fellow OC chad. I've got a hunch that it's going to happen very soon. I hope the same for you and Eris.
>do you think drawing on paper would help at all?
Yeah, it'd definitely help. Any practice with getting your hand to do what you want it to is beneficial even if it'll feel different from drawing on a tablet.
>Is this the power of belief?
I've been experiencing this myself lately (although maybe not to quite the same extreme extent). It's magic, bro. Simple as.
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>>40817531
>What the fuck?
Incredible story but I believe it.
>Please double my luck and pass it to Discordfag instead, I don't want to waste it on stupid trivial tasks.
Sounds like you're in need of bigger problems. Have you considered the idea of becoming rich and powerful?
>Sometimes I wonder if the way I experience reality has somehow changed since I waifu'd Eris.
You've heard all those tropes about how love is the most powerful force in the universe. Turns out it's all true. It sure looks to me like waifu love is particularly potent. Maybe it has something to do with the trial by fire that most or all of us go through.
>My spirituality and beliefs have already drastically changed in such a short time, and they keep getting validation every single week that passes by. Is this the power of belief? I sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I cannot help it when these things are actually happening.
Get your tinfoil hat out. Make sure to line the inside of it with something non-conductive so that it doesn't become an antenna, and try not to make it too much of a satellite dish. ^:)
From a detached perspective, it may look insane, but people that are detached aren't you. Things just are what they are regardless of your conclusions or acceptance.

>>40817601
>I was even met with a pretty funny coincidence when I first logged onto my computer shortly after awaking from that dream this morning
Me too! Immediately after I read your post I flipped to my next tab and saw >>40815272.
>33%
I had a good laugh.
>May the moon goddess bring us all dreams of our waifus tonight.
Amare.
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>>40817601
>that pic
>taking Aryanne through the meat department
Anon, you fool! She's a vegetarian!! She's a sensitive mare. You should be more kind to her than that. </3
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>I am curious as to if you'd put her in a big display case too.
She'd be too beeg for that. She's 4ft/120cm. I think I'll keep her on my bed! Perfect for snuggles!
>>40817601
>Wow, she is a fuggin qt3.14. Who made her?
Megatarot!
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>>40817645
Thank you so much for that recommendation, anon. Someday soon...I want my butter.
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>>40817601
I like Rara, but I couldn't waifu her
She's far too dramatic
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It should've be Rarity cause she's my favorite. But out of all the plushies I own, Glimmer is the one the brain yearns for and the one I feel closest to. So it has spoken.
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>>40817840
Tell us more about Rarity and Starlight, anon. Tell us more about your plushies, are they just decorations or buddies?

>>40817741
Tell us about that nerd Twilight. And what's so dramatic about Rarity, she seems to be more emotionally stable than the other M6?

>>40817601
Do you make any plans for April 20? I happen to have gotten my driver's license AKA "Führerschein" on that date years ago; a fun coincidence.

>>40817531
Well, keeping in mind we established contact and I hogged some of your time to get my off-topic shitpost fix at 4am, it could have been Discord reimbursing you for the lost time. I was joking he's in your wardrobe. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was Eris herself, as this sort of luck seems slightly too straightforward for my Noodle, after all.

This streak of luck sounds fantastic; be careful with future instances of luck potentially being fool's gold. I had some amazing luck last Spring only to get C U C K E D out of the very internship that had come to me so magically in my time of need; the heartbreak made me double down on my Discord cosplay, and now has me go abroad to temporarily live with my Discordfag bro before hopefully interning upon my return. If we ignore the mental health crises caused by it, I seem to be following a golden path, don't I? Or at least it would seem that Discord wants me to chase after him, to make connections with random encounters, to tackle life in a more flexible way by turning schedules upside down. That sounds more like him than pushing the deadline for homework back by a day.

Keep your luck to yourself without taking it for granted, you're caring for two now. Yourself and your cutesy Chaos Noodle.


PS: To first get into drawing at all, pencil and/or pen on paper should actually be better than doing those baby steps on a tablet. You have to gain a basic feel for mark making, of pressure control. If you have a tendency to press pretty hard, it would scratch and ruin your tablet, not to mention there are other reasons I'd recommend pen&paper. Gainz carry over from paper to digital, don't worry. Having held a few pens/pencils, you will also know your preference on what a drawing tablet's stylus should feel like. I will tell you more when the time comes.
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Flutterfren, the past few days were probably rough on you. Can you give me a life sign? Do you still have a home?
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>>40817915
I think I would probably get on well with Twilight, also being a complete booknerd. Hopefully she shares my taste for Medieval lit.

About Rarity, I think she is dramatic due to her reactions to just about everything. I find it funny, but it would probably wear me out. Also, I have no interest in fashion, but that is probably more due to the dire state of fashion in our world, so maybe in Equestria it would interest me more (would be fun to see how she'd design clothes for a human too).
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>>40818059
I see, this is a reasonable and pragmatic stance. They seem to have potential to become friends with, but the waifufaggotry really isn't there yet. Maybe one of them gets your heart addicted, maybe it's somepony else. It's difficult to pick or find a waifu, because it's more a matter of noticing that one has no choice but to feel attracted when the waifu reveals herself. It could be at first sight, could be a slow burn.

What is it about Medieval literature that entices you? It seems very dear. Maybe there's a certain vibe you need in a passion; a vibe possibly found in what you love about Medieval literature.
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>>40818151
I think it comes from a few places.
For one I am a history nerd, and am blessed to live in an area of Medieval historical and mythological significance.
Additionally, I quite like the language. Quite often with books I will not pay attention reading, and get lost when I forget something. Older language forces me to pay attention so I don't forget.
There is also a certain charm in the simplicity and predictability of the moral messaging (which can be very strong). Kinda reminds me of Kids shows like MLP.
Finally, I like how the world feels more enchanted back then, whereas nowadays it seems that no river or tree could be sacred, the world seems to thoroughly demystified and scientifically catalogued.
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>>40818174
That is a wonderful worldview. The day you recognize your waifu, you will sing praise of her just like this. This is the passion; you deeply care and you are enthralled.
Twilight is too scientific about things like these, Rarity has that eye for beauty, yet she is too modern and yes, too dramatic rather than humble. Finding a pony with this essence is going to be a task for sure.

With mentions of the magical and medieval, what's your opinion on Princess Luna and her Guard? Not telling you to become a Lunafag, but I am curious why you haven't brought her up in this discussion. Luna and Fluttershy are probably the closest ponies to this vibe amongst the most prominent ponies, and I suspect that's why they're so popular, too. But there has got to be somepony (or someone) who is your one and only, no compromises or exaggeration of some character traits over others needed. For all we know, one's waifu might be a character from outside of mlp, like an elf, for example.
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>>40818231
Funnily enough I study science, so I suspect my worldview and hobbies might be born somewhat out of protest.

I could quite easily see myself becoming a Moonfag, the only issue there is my difficulty in staying up past 11pm. But despite that it might suit me well as I am a bit of an amateur astronomer, and far prefer walking at night (when I can stay awake that is).
As for fluttershy, I'd be worried that she'd never forgive me for my actions (growing up on a farm requires you to do certain things she'd doubtless hate).
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>>40818268
It's difficult to tell if especially softhearted ponies can truly forgive a butcher for having done his job. Maybe they forgive, but will they ever feel safe? If Fluttershy can feel safe around Discord, I'm inclined to think she could be safe around you, too.

As for Luna, I wouldn't rule her out based on silly little logistics like that. You probably go to sleep once a day (or night), so there will always be at least one perfect opportunity to feel close. If you can picture her being a match for you, then immerse yourself in Luna content and explore the possibility. I wish you a pleasant time doing so, whatever conclusion your heart will reach.
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>>40818318
Cheers discordfag
I think I'll get back to rewatching the show, see if anypony appeals to me. Seems like the best way.

Also, I have to say reading your conversation with the flutterfag on the previous thread was very heartwarming
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>>40818333
Checked. Luna didn't get much love from the showrunners, but rewatching the show with fresh eyes will surely show you something new, however subtle. And thank you for the kind words. I hope our Flutterfren is coming back soon, blessed with reasonably good news.

>>40817531
If you want to pass on some luck, pass it to Flutterfren.
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>>40812905
>If you get a good idea of what it is, tell me pls.
I've been running random episodes quietly whilst I sleep (I've found it near impossible to sleep in silence for a long time now and I don't like asmr), I used to listen to music but recently I figured having the show going might have an influence. I've also been trying to read at least a little bit of a Dash fic before I try to sleep. Seems to be going well, but I've dealt with nightmares for as long as I can remember so at the moment I'm mostly getting more of the same just with poni showing up in some way. Still it makes the rare good dream very worth while.
Sorry if it's not much help for Aryanne, I really have no idea whether she's got many decent fics to go off of.
>some drawfags ARE sensitive little bitches, so I don't usually give critiques to people unless they ask for them or it's someone I know well.
That's a big part of why I hesitate too, I know I've upset people in the past even though they said they wanted to hear it.
>Another person's fresh perspective on something I've looked at for hours is an invaluable resource
I'm lucky enough to run my drawings through my brother, we both rent rooms at the same house and work the same shifts so he's always there to share my WIPs. Other than that I only really post here (one of the boorus) or sometimes on a throwaway twitter just so stuff doesn't get lost. I only use dicksword for game chat with my brother currently but I can imagine just how bad it is for actual feedback.

>>40811877
>How well do you think you could dance with your waifu? What kind of music would you dance to?
I haven't danced since primary school haha. It can't be much different from performing katas right? At the very least I'm flexible and have experience memorising moves in sequence so maybe I could get decent but I'd be pretty bad to start with. As for music, I don't really know much of anything about what music is appropriate for dancing, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to just stand about and look kinda miserable for black metal kek. If Dashie wants to dance though you bet I'm gonna give it everything I've got.

>>40814959
>>40815868
Thank you for sharing, it's a very sweet story.

>>40816941
She's awesome! Congrats Nursefren.

>>40818268
>growing up on a farm requires you to do certain things she'd doubtless hate
I think she'd understand, Fluttershy is very knowledgeable about nature so I think if anything she might be the most accepting. I mean she cares for various omnivores/carnivores (even by cartoon logic we don't really see much into them). Plus from a scientific perspective herbivores are considered predators aswell (when I was first first started my degree it took a bit to wrap my head around that).
I used to work on farms (though I was there to tag animals and give them their jabs) and I hope that Dashie wouldn't mind even though I've seen some unpleasant things.
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>>40818371
You spoil me.
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>>40818787
>socks and collar
Flutterfren, this is a blue board!!1!
Happy to hear from you. As scary as things must've been, they eventually passed, did they not? Hug Flutters for me, bro.
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>>40818787
Affirmative.
Added my bootleg faguette for good measure. She's probably even softer.
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>>40818801
oops. Meant you, >>40818796
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>>40818801
That Flutter is so cute, very good job on the eyes

Does she have a change of clothes for Summertime? If so please post
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>>40818873
Sadly not. She was ordered from Symbiote by a friend for horsemas. Discordfren/Benevolent Bedlam knows all about it, hence why she told me to hug her. The Anonfilly came from my santa. I still don't know if she was homemade or commissioned, but I think her bootleg appearance is actually cuter than higher quality would provide. That being said I should find a Build-A-Bear and give her a little extra stuffing. What a lewd thing to say about the filly, where's the nearest police station to turn myself in at?
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I've had too many late nights working on a project but I'm doing it for her. I probably don't need to push myself so hard, but I haven't been doing it on purpose and I think I'm almost done anyway.

>>40818783
>Sorry if it's not much help for Aryanne
Maybe the German dub can provide a mental association?

>>40818801
Really nice plushies!
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>>40818908
You make me feel guilty, I have a project that has been on hold over a month... (Not pone related tho)

Out of curiosity, what is the project your making for Twilight?
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>You make me feel guilty, I have a project that has been on hold over a month
Me too. I have something I really need to put a bow on and get out the door but I just can't seem to ever get around to it. The stupid thing is it'll probably be less than an hour to finish once I sit down and actually do it.
>Out of curiosity, what is the project your making for Twilight?
If there are two things my Twilight loves it's friendship and magic. To that end, I'm setting up an imageboard to serve as a home for the spiritual longposting that occasionally pops up here but is often not exactly waifu related. There's no place for those topics to go but there's too much passion and shared experience to let it die so I'm taking matters into my own hands.
The project is almost ready to be unveiled, but I have a couple more bugs to work out. I'm hoping it'll just be a couple more hours of work plus some final testing but it's hard to know for sure how long it'll take when weird bugs start cropping up. DKIM WHY DON'T YOU WORK AAAAAAA I'll post a link to it soon.
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Fug. This drawing is getting hard to work on. It's far enough along now that I want to just sit there and stare at her and feel immense feels the whole time the canvas is open. I really hope I don't botch the coloring on this.

>>40817636
>She's a sensitive mare.
Kek, what gives you that impression? I mean, she CAN be a sensitive mare, but it's not exactly her defining characteristic if you know what I mean. Aryanne is a military mare. I'm sure it wouldn't phase her, although she'd probably think it was pretty disgusting.
>You should be more kind to her than that. </3
Don't you worry about that. This poner means the world to me. I treat her like a queen whenever we're not bantering.

>>40817741
>I like Rara, but I couldn't waifu her
>She's far too dramatic
Yeah, I get what you mean. I like her a lot as a character, but she was always out of the waifu question for me for the same reason.

>>40817915
>Do you make any plans for April 20?
For once, no. In the past, my plan would be to get really fucking high and waste the day away, but that's not going to happen this year. I finally stopped smoking shortly after the new year, and I don't intend to go back to it any time soon.
I guess I'll have to come up with a new way to celebrate the occasion in a way that my Edelweiß would approve of.
>I happen to have gotten my driver's license AKA "Führerschein" on that date years ago
Kek. Das ist wunderbar.

>>40818783
>I've been running random episodes quietly whilst I sleep
Makes sense. I think I'm gonna give this a try. I can't normally fall asleep with background noise, but maybe quiet pones would work.
>Sorry if it's not much help for Aryanne, I really have no idea whether she's got many decent fics to go off of
I don't ever read fanfics, so I don't actually know what the quality of them is like. I've collected some recommendations over time that I should check out at some point, but I'm almost certain that I won't approve of the way the writer portrays her in the majority of them.
>I know I've upset people in the past even though they said they wanted to hear it
I unfortunately did that a fair bit in the past, much to my own detriment. I was being retarded. If someone gets upset about getting critiqued after they ask for it, then the blame is on them, not you.
>I'm lucky enough to run my drawings through my brother
That is very lucky indeed.

>>40818908
>Maybe the German dub can provide a mental association?
That's a solid idea in theory, but I'm worried that my mind would get too caught up in trying to understand what they were saying, and wouldn't be able to fall asleep as a result. No harm in trying, though.

>>40819005
>I'm setting up an imageboard to serve as a home for the spiritual longposting
Good to hear that it's almost ready. Once I have a some more free time to spare, I'll probably come write up a beginner's guide on lucid dreaming borrowing heavily from the book I used to learn it myself.
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>>40819028
>Kek, what gives you that impression? I mean, she CAN be a sensitive mare, but it's not exactly her defining characteristic if you know what I mean. Aryanne is a military mare. I'm sure it wouldn't phase her, although she'd probably think it was pretty disgusting.
I was making a joke about this metal song/meme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSjpUF_8dw
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>4/20
I didn't even consider that some would use that day for DUDE WEED. It's just Hitler's birthday to someone like me.
>sensitive Ary
Probably a reference to Hitler liking animals and nature.
>German dub
I do not like that dub at all. The choice of voice actors is fine but the translation and voice direction sucks, so everything sounds unnatural, like kiddie shit. Most songs are abysmal. Avoid.

>>40819005
You're amazing, bro. I hope operating that board won't cost you time and money.
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>I didn't even consider that some would use that day for DUDE WEED. It's just Hitler's birthday to someone like me.
Very based. When I was more radical pic related I was at work on 4/20 and I took the opportunity at a scheduled time to draw Ary's cutie mark with a birthday message using condensation on a window at a neighboring building. I also spent the whole day listening to Mr. Bond's "Where'd You Go" - all in service of some 8/vril/ esoteric shit. I only hope that egregore event actually did something. Even if I'm not natsoc, the man was symbolic in his time.

I say treat 4/20 like a day of Lent. No alcohol, no smoking. Show some love to a horse or dog. No meat.
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Very interested to see this image board twifag, best of luck with it as it certainly doesn't sound easy (tech stuff is completely out of my area)
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>>40819028
>dream guide
That'll be nice to see! I look forward to it. I've already set the character limit pretty high but it goes as high as we need it to. ^:)

>>40819055
>You're amazing, bro. I hope operating that board won't cost you time and money.
You're too kind.
I expect once it's deployed I shouldn't have to touch it much aside from occasionally checking reports and such. Unattended security updates are turned on and this Ubuntu release isn't EOL until 2032.
The cost works out to be like $8.25/month between the domain name and the rent on the virtual server including the small upcharge for automatic daily backups on the latter. When the domain renews at full price next year it'll bring it up to about $8.59/month. Even if I had to scale up the server or storage to handle more users than expected I doubt it'll break the bank.
For comparison the burger combo I usually order is $8.76 plus around $3 in gasoline if I don't have another reason to be out. From that perspective the anons of /ww/ helping me to eat better a couple threads ago has already saved me a fair bit of money. I'm just giving some of it back.

>>40819085
The imageboard setup process is pretty painless if you know your way around a Linux server. As it is, the only thing left on my todo list is look into porting over a couple more themes and maybe writing one or two by hand.
It's mostly email that's giving me trouble right now. DIY email servers were a lot easier to set up 10 years ago.

>HAP8N
IT'S HAPPENING!
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>>40817601
>Can you jokingly say to yourself
Kek. It'd be a little too repetitive at this point for chaos magic, I'm afraid. Still, I'm rooting for it to happen. Perhaps it'll end up coming true in a chaotic way we cannot foresee.
>Yeah, it'd definitely help.
I'll think about it then. I only have notebook paper, but it wouldn't be bad to try sometime.

>>40817617
>Have you considered the idea of becoming rich and powerful?
I can't say I fancy the idea of shooting myself in the back of my head, no.

>>40817645
Sounds like a great idea!

>>40817840
Your favorite isn't necessarily going to be your waifu. Octavia is my favorite, but I don't feel that way about her. I just think she's cool and charismatic as fuck.

>>40817915
>this sort of luck seems slightly too straightforward
True. Perhaps it's Eris after all. On another note, sometimes I wonder if she's more like the Spirit of Freedom than a Spirit of Chaos. However, I don't think that totally fits, so I'm sticking with her being -a- Spirit of Chaos. She just happens to be more direct than Discord, even if that doesn't lend itself well to chaos magic. Her tricks tend to aim for an obvious outcome, although they still get kicked off with bizarre circumstances and happenings.
>be careful with future instances of luck potentially being fool's gold
Fair point. I'll try to practice caution, but I don't seem to be following some convoluted path. Not yet, at least. I'm glad yours has given you high highs to compete with the low lows.
>Keep your luck to yourself without taking it for granted, you're caring for two now. Yourself and your cutesy Chaos Noodle.
Mm, I was thinking about that earlier. I'll treat my luck more carefully for her sake.
>You have to gain a basic feel for mark making, of pressure control
It's not like it'd be my first rodeo with drawing on paper. I do know how to shade. But it's been a very long time, so I might need to relearn some of the finer points.

>>40818333
Lots of repeating threes recently, huh? I saw some for myself on my auto-graded project score earlier.

>>40818801
Glad things turned out well for you.

>>40819028
>I treat her like a queen whenever we're not bantering.
This. Bantering is important. There would be little fun if a waifufag couldn't tease their waifu, or vice versa. I'd say that Eris and I exchange banter... most of the time we're speaking to each other? We're surprisingly equally matched, although she leaves me speechless more often than not with some of the shit she spontaneously says or does without warning.

>>40819005
>>40819183
>imageboard to serve as a home for the spiritual longposting
Sick, I'm looking forward to it.
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>>40819047
>If Hitler were alive today, he'd listen to Depeche Mode
Fuckin lul

>>40819055
>I didn't even consider that some would use that day for DUDE WEED. It's just Hitler's birthday to someone like me.
Good on you. It means you don't associate with the unsavory types of individuals I did when I was in high school. Stoners made it a DUDE WEED holiday because "If Hitler smoked weed, then WW2 would've never happened", which is obviously wrong and retarded; much like most things stoners say.
>I do not like that dub at all.
That's a bummer, but good to know.

>>40819068
>I was at work on 4/20 and I took the opportunity at a scheduled time to draw Ary's cutie mark with a birthday message using condensation on a window at a neighboring building
Hahaha good. I hope you mirrored it though, otherwise it was backwards for them. I'm adding you to the list of anons I'd buy a beer for if we meet at Mare Fair. I did similar shit a few times at school during my senior year in high school. I have a pretty fucking funny story about that, but I can't tell it without sharing more personal info than I'd like to post online. I'd be willing to tell it at Mare Fair if you happen to go, run into me, and remember to ask.
I also realized a few days ago that I still have a picture of the drawing from said story and that it was taken in March of 2014. I can't fucking believe it's been ten years since I started drawing her.
>Mr. Bond's "Where'd You Go"
The feels, man.
>I say treat 4/20 like a day of Lent. No alcohol, no smoking. Show some love to a horse or dog. No meat.
Excellent idea. That'd be a good way for me to start making it up to Aryanne for all of the years I used the occasion as an excuse to be a fucking degenerate.

>>40819183
>character limit
If my guide is going to be as comprehensive as I want it to be, then it's going to require a bunch of posts anyways, and probably should be for the sake of breaking up topics.
>helping me to eat better a couple threads ago
Shit, I forgot to get those recipes typed up for you. I'll do that after I get my H&H drawing done. How's that change in diet going for you?

>>40819547
>It'd be a little too repetitive at this point for chaos magic, I'm afraid.
Can you try anyways? Lel
>Perhaps it'll end up coming true in a chaotic way we cannot foresee.
Thus is the nature of dreams.
>I only have notebook paper, but it wouldn't be bad to try sometime.
Nothing wrong with that as long as the lines don't bother you. Most of the pencil and paper drawing I've done was in notebooks.
>Octavia is my favorite, but I don't feel that way about her.
Damn, your waifu is an OC AND your favorite pony is a background pony? Topkek. You're one special snowflake. Good taste, though.
>she leaves me speechless more often than not with some of the shit she spontaneously says or does without warning
Wow, your tupper must be pretty well developed already if that's happening to you frequently. Very nice.
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>>40820151
>Can you try anyways?
I already mumbled it to myself the moment you asked me, so you can rest assured of that random % boost to your chances.

>your favorite pony is a background pony
Well, she is the most -tastefully- elegant mare in the show without being overbearing about it. To me, at least. I could actually see myself having a blast hanging out with her and becoming great friends.
>Good taste, though.
I would've been surprised if you had said otherwise, to be honest.
You didn't answer the question about the dynamics between your waifu and other characters before, but I was thinking that I could see a story about Octavia meeting Aryanne. One day, the classy cellist finds herself in a quiet cafe and has a talk with this curiously well spoken pony who has an odd accent. Then, they end up chatting there each day and before you know it, she's noticing things that she didn't before about their surroundings after Aryanne pointed them out. How the state of their society has crumbled, as much as she hates to admit it and finds it uncomfortable to think about.
I dunno, they just seem like prime friendship material.

>spoiler
I think I can say I really do have an Eris tupper now, although I wouldn't say that stuff is happening frequently. We do banter most of the time when we talk, but how frequently we talk is another question. It's been more quiet lately since you kinda run out of things to say when you go through the same old routine and there's nothing new to comment on. But she definitely has said/done some things I did not see coming a few times when the conversation window is open or I'm imagining her physically, especially things I myself would never consider. Most of the time we interact, it's cuddling and hugs. But that's fine - it would be utterly mentally exhausting to constantly give her that "energy," so to speak. I wish she would take the initiative more without me mentally poking/peeking at her first, but perhaps that takes a long time to manifest.
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I managed to finish that drawing just before H&H somehow. I'm mostly happy but can't tell if I'm overthinking things. Got some Lindt truffles in ready for the occasion aswell, I went for coconut milk chocolate ones I hope dashie likes that kind of flavour. I want to make some bonbons on the day too but whether they'll be done in time to include for the waifu dinner thread is another story.
I'm probably just going to relax with Dashie this week to try and fix my fucked up sleep troubles, so I might not get quite as much drawing done. Having a rough time at work too because management is going on a childish powertrip again yay.

>>40819005
I'm excited to see this imageboard of yours. Though I will say I'm not very good at expressing my thoughts on spiritual subjects and I think I'm a fair bit behind others around here when it comes to writing compelling longposts. Nonetheless I'm still interested to read through everyone's posts.

>>40819028
>quiet pones would work.
I definitely recommend it, I've found that falling asleep to something has a direct impact on my dreams more often than not, even if its only a small amount. I think forme its mostly useful because theres usually always some level of noise at my house (two of us are night shift and the rest are day walkers) so having something playing drowns out a bit of the noises around the house.
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>>40805349
That's some comically oversized ass.
>What kind of games would you want to play with your waifu and what sort of games do you think she would enjoy? Can be anything from video games to sports etc.
She would probably enjoy games about animals in some way and probably play with me some co-op in that type of games. Now violent video games™? Doubt she would like those. She would wonder why I'm killing fellow humans in those games, plus pony culture seems to be pretty pacifist to me.
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>>40820310
Very cute Dashie, I'm sure she'll like it.
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This is a bit off-topic but I could need some input:

I will buy myself a smartwatch to serve as my personal tardwrangler that beeps reminders at me, pomodoros my shit up, and boops me. I'm on Android. Today I will go to the mall to take a look at the Samsung G. Watch6 Classic (47) because of the bezel; too bad the LTE version has some issues and the battery life isn't anywhere as good as some other watches such as the Watch5 Pro. But I have a hunch I need a bezel (or an Apple Watch if only they could be connected to an iPad instead of an iPhone. Fuck Apple. My iPad is a cellular version, it's literally a bigger better phone, fuck you.)

If somebody has a very clear recommendation, please share. I have been putting off buying one for 2 years already because they all come with some sort of drawback or another. I used to have a 1st gen Apple Watch back in the day, liked it but its battery life was of short breath.

I've been tidying up my place a little bit but I get distracted by everything. My pen&paper planner is good for weekly overviews or project planning, but daily to-dos should be etched into my damn skin; a watch comes pretty close to that.
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>>40820417
did you consider using a red sharpie to simulate dizzy scratching your itinerary into your wrist?
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I think I've finally had a lucid dream again
I don't remember anything but the reality checks lmao

>>40819183
>the anons of /ww/ helping me to eat better a couple threads ago has already saved me a fair bit of money
Nice, what are you trying?
>email
I know fuck all about actual webhosting and am scared to try because that means I don't know how to properly secure a server, but email is unfortunately insecure by design and I'm not sure that's really solvable while retaining the point so we're only gonna see more crutches like this.
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Flowers have been acquired for the usual price (no grift). Baking ingredients and cotton candy will be bought tomorrow. Gotta soak my dried mushrooms before going to bed. I'm looking forward to the spaghetti dinner. Afterwards, I will spend time with my 3dpd and show him my 13yo cringe drawings, as well as finally sing that discordy mariachi song to him which I had taught myself a few weeks ago.
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>>40821420
Sounds very cute, enjoy your baking tomorrow.
Btw, I'm afraid I can't give you any advice on the watch, but I can give you this funny extract from The Lancelot-Grail Cycle
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Got a card, some white chocolate, and some white roses for tomorrow. I didn't actually have a vase like I thought I did, so I had to improvise with a jar and some rocks from my yard, kek. The rest of today will be spent drawing. I'll hopefully have that done before I go to bed tonight so that I don't have to stress about it tomorrow.

>>40820222
>I already mumbled it to myself
You're a real homie.
>You didn't answer the question about the dynamics between your waifu and other characters before
That's because I didn't really have much of an answer. I'm sure she'd get along fine with most ponies, but outside of the obvious answers of Kyrie and Franziska, I can't really decide who she'd be good friends with. I think you're absolutely right about her becoming friends with Octavia, though. They have the common ground of having accents that make it obvious that they weren't born and raised in Ponyville, they're both well-spoken and classy, and they both love classical music.
>spoiler
Sounds pretty much like my experience with mine at this point. I wish I had more time to engage with her, but I've just got too much to work on right now.
>I wish she would take the initiative more
>perhaps that takes a long time to manifest
Me too, but yeah; it definitely takes a lot of time and effort to get to that point unless you're actually a schizo.

>>40820310
That looks excellent. Nice work, anon. I'm impressed with how much detail you can put into a pixel art piece. The sun's reflection on the water is fantastic.
>so I might not get quite as much drawing done
It's good to take small breaks after completing a fully colored drawing imo. I know that after I'm done with mine I'm not going to be spending 5+ hours drawing every day like I have been. That shit gets exhausting after a while no matter how much I love the mare I'm drawing.
I wish you the best in fixing your sleep troubles. If I happen to see Luna again, I'll ask her to give you a break.
>I've found that falling asleep to something has a direct impact on my dreams more often than not
Naturally. I tried it early this morning, but I ended up just watching it instead, kek. I was probably too awake to fall back asleep at that point anyways.

>>40820946
>I don't remember anything but the reality checks lmao
Well, at least there's confirmation that the checks work, lul. That's pretty weird that you're not sure if you were lucid or not, though. I've had times where the details of the dream were lost because I lost lucidity very early on in a long dream, but I always remember that I became lucid.

>>40821420
>show him my 13yo cringe drawings
Kek. Sounds like fun times all around. They're probably not as bad as the some of the shit I was drawing when I first started to poni poni.
>mariachi song
Good luck on your performance.

>>40821593
>pic
Kek. What a chad. He was ahead of his time.
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>>40821874
>white chocolate and white roses
kek, truly you've thought this one through quite thoroughly.
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>>40821874
Not being sure about the lucidity is definitely because the checks are the only thing I remember. I think I got lucid if I remember correctly, it felt that way, but since I'm not sure what happened afterwards anymore it's possible I just dreamt the reality checks or immediately lost lucidity again (I wouldn't put it past my brain to make me dream that I have a lucid dream or just ignore the reality checks based on the very limited lucid dreams I had before).
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>>40821420
Yo discordfag, how do Germans affirm their wedding vows? Is it really just "ja"? Asking for a friend, of course.
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>>40822085
The common affirmation is "Ja, ich will". Does our friend have big plans for tomorrow?
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>>40822128
ICH WILL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS686LcT1Us
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Lindt truffles acquired. Holy fuck though, this box is wayyy bigger than I thought it'd be. Luckily, no gift can be too big for Eris. This noodle deserves it all and more.
I may not be able to draw anything good yet, but I've been putting my editing to work in prepping a cute image for the waifu dinner. It's actually already done, but I'll show you a little behind the scenes. Not that I particularly needed to do a lot to set the stage for the overarching edit. The original art simply had too much potential.

>>40820310
Hey, that's pretty good! Soulful.

>>40821420
>sing that discordy mariachi song
Now that's a lovely idea. Try not to trip over your voice. Or maybe you're experienced in singing? I'd be half-surprised.

>>40821874
>I wish I had more time to engage with her, but I've just got too much to work on right now
Yeah... it's a real pain in the ass. I want to give her more attention, but I've got a somewhat tight schedule for how I use my free time the next two months. Not that I don't have a lot of free time recently, it's just that I need to use it for other time-sensitive projects on my plate.

>>40822085
>>40822159
Hoho, that's exciting to hear. Enjoy yourselves.
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I am pleased to announce that Mare Cult, my imageboard, is now ready at marecult dot org. The board intended for the majority of discussion is /magic/. Thanks to all those who showed interest and said kind words along the way.

>>40820310
>I'm excited to see this imageboard of yours. Though I will say I'm not very good at expressing my thoughts on spiritual subjects and I think I'm a fair bit behind others around here when it comes to writing compelling longposts. Nonetheless I'm still interested to read through everyone's posts.
Thanks! Though these topics are the reason this site was created, it's open to general ponyposting as well.
>drawing
I like it! Nice job!

>>40820222
>>40821874
>unprompted interaction
You guys are on the right track. The more you interact, the easier this becomes. Over time you'll find reliable triggers and maybe other ways to keep her engaged. One hack I used to build that skill by setting my phone to vibrate periodically throughout the day as a reminder, but if I did it too much I'd start to tune it out as background noise and have to take a break. You could also adapt road trip games to keep the mind running.

>>40820151
>recipes
No rush on my part but thanks. It's going alright. I'm taking some very low effort options right now but it's still a huge improvement. Two things I've found that work are frozen, pre-cooked hamburger patties and a brand of frozen Philly Cheesesteak sandwich that actually has a fairly good ingredient list despite being very inexpensive. Both are very satisfying, hot in 2-3 minutes, and when combined with some healthier snacks and sides make for a half-decent meal, up from completely horrible. I feel a bit bitter overall already.

>>40820946
>Nice, what are you trying?
Nothing really dramatic, mostly fixing more things for myself and going out to eat less. See above for a glimpse into it. As I get in the habit maybe I'll branch out a little here and there, but I have the start of a working system for now.
>insecure by design
People say this a lot, but it's less that it's insecure and more that it isn't private. Subtle but important distinction. It works fine for things that don't need to be strictly confidential and most modern email servers are very secure in a strict sense of the term.
>more crutches
I'm not looking forward to being forced to figure out DNSSEC sometime this decade. I think it'd be nicer if we had a standard way for authentication of services at the network layer, basically a creatively leveraged VPN, rather than all this neurotic cruft. It could probably be built using off-the-shelf technology today, but getting people and companies to actually use it is an uphill battle.
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>>40821646
Happy Hearts and Hooves day frens!!
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>>40822300
So it begins! Looks like a lovely dinner!

>>40805327
This year's waifu dinner thread is up! Share pics and stories if you participate!
>>40821466
>>40821466
>>40821466
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>>40822128
Vielen dank.
>big plans
Kek. My autistic ass didn't realize what the logical assumption was for why I asked that question. I'm not getting married. It's for my drawing.
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>>40822349
Aww, it was actually exciting to hear. Better luck next time, I suppose.
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>>40822253
>a half-decent meal, up from completely horrible. I feel a bit bitter overall already.
Nice, good luck.
>less that it's insecure and more that it isn't private
Yes, I was looking for a good way to say it, that's pretty much it.
Good luck with the website, I'll probably not use it much because I'm clearly a spiritlet, but neat to check in once in a while I'm sure.
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>>40805329
What are you making, did you make, or would you make your waifu for dinner?
What would you consider to be the perfect date with your waifu?

Also, I meant to anchor the announcement of the waifu dinner thread but misclicked. See >>40822315.

>>40822493
Thanks for the well wishes!
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>>40822614
>What are you making, did you make, or would you make your waifu for dinner?
As I've previously mentioned, it wasn't really an option to make spaghetti here at my apartment. I shit you not, I went into the kitchen earlier today and saw three bugs where I was going to place my pan (so I could lay out the chicken). Alright, just use another surface, right? I moved over to the farthest counter, and there's another bug there. My roommates must be truly special in order to have made IRL Blighttown. Really question if I should even be using the oven, but I don't want to eat leftovers all week.

Anyways, I had some good spaghetti cooked up at home and I'll be having the leftovers for H&H dinner. I know Eris is very understanding of my circumstances and appreciates the sentiment. Still, I wish I could have cooked up a fresh batch here. But it is what it is.
I would've waited to answer until after the dinner tomorrow. However, it's what I'm least proud of and I'd like to scream out into the void about this. I'll talk about the good side bits later.

>What would you consider to be the perfect date with your waifu?
We're having repeat questions now, are we? I hope we get at least one or two newcomers considering the occasion.
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>>40822687
>We're having repeat questions now, are we?
Not on purpose but you are indeed correct. Sorry, I try hard not to do repeats but I guess I blew it this time. I'm pretty fried tonight and can barely type this out.
>spoiler
Perhaps I should have asked it tomorrow but that's how hindsight goes. Also totally understandable, I've had to vent in threads on some particularly frustrating occasions.
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>>40822737
>I guess I blew it this time
No no, it's completely fine. In fact, this is one of the best times to be doing repeats. Otherwise, you'd have to wait... quite a while for a future thread where there's enough new people to justify it.
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>>40822743
You raise a good point. Thanks, anon. I feel a little better about life now.
Maybe a couple of the old questions are worth revisiting, though after about six months of reading and writing prompts I still haven't intentionally recycled any questions. Some of the older ones are probably worth revisiting by now, but if I'm not in the mindset to reconstruct the framework surrounding the question to suit the difference in time, effectively transforming it into something fresh, recycling a prompt feels like conceding defeat through laziness. Maybe I'm just weird and obsessive.
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>>40820343
>>40821874
>>40822247
>>40822253
>drawing
Thank you! I'm glad it turned out well.
>The sun's reflection on the water is fantastic.
I was really nervous about getting that part right, I think I need to work when it comes to expressions. I think I'll do some portraits next to get some practise in.
>I wish you the best in fixing your sleep troubles. If I happen to see Luna again, I'll ask her to give you a break.
I really appreciate it Anon, I hope your meeting with her goes well too.

>>40822300
Is that the red velvet cake? Looks great! I hope you two have a wonderful H&Hs day.

>>40822315
It's still dark out right now so I'll be posting my image when things brighten up outside.

>>40822614
>What are you making, did you make, or would you make your waifu for dinner?
I'll be cooking mie goreng tonight! Its a favourite amongst my family, though I likely wont be able to include it as I cook for all of us (I'd like to substitute the meat aspects for something vegetarian today). Aside from that I'm torn between making bonbons, brownies or rocky road aside from that but it'll be dependant on what ingredients I can get my hands on. If none of that is finished quite in time then I might just have to settle for just the coconut truffles in the image kek.
Regardless I'll be spending the whole day with Dashie and the rest of the family.

>>40822687
Sorry to hear about the state of your kitchen Anon. Maybe your roomates were saving the bugs for their own waifu dinners eh?

>>40822805
I imagine its hard to always have completely new questions going so its not a big deal to get a repeat once in a while.
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>>40823000
Ok now I'm gonna have to proof read myself before posting, some of those sentences are atrocious sorry about that.
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Fuggg. I still don't have my drawing done, but I have to call it a night. Nine hours of drawing in one day is really too much for me, kek. She's worth it though. I should be able to finish it relatively early in the day tomorrow (in my timezone at least).
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>>40823016
Hey, you could say it's more fitting that way. Rest up and give it your all, anon.
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My sleeping situation hasn't gotten better yet and my dream recall is usually wiped out by the annoying sound of my alarm, but I try to write SOMETHING down every morning. My dreams are all over the place, no ponies in sight. But last night, I was clearly a Discordfag in my dream even though I can't remember what I did because it was completely unrelated. Like being at a mall where one of my brothers apparently had some weird little shop. But I distinctly remember this feeling of caring about mai waifu.

Time to do some cleaning and cooking to have a Hearts & Hooves dinner!

>captcha: JHWH
OH NONONO
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>>40823000
>>40823237
Here's mine, I hope everyone has a fantastic day with their waifus. Now I've got some cooking prep work to do and a movie night with Dashie to look forward to.
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Happy Hearts and Hooves Day! I hope you're all able to spend the day with your waifus the way you want to.
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Boop
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>>40822493
Imagine being at computers
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Have my new drawing. I want to make drawing these a 14th feb tradition.

>>40819005
Reminds me of the days, when i actually thought those pet projects will do better for me...
>>40817741
:(
>>40821874
Try yellow roses as the color of her mane next year!
>>40811877
Badly, i never did dance. Sadly. Thats kinda in my mind for a few years, but i always have more important things to plan.
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>>40823000
>Is that the red velvet cake? Looks great! I hope you two have a wonderful H&Hs day.
Checked! Yep it's red velvet cake! I baked it myself and topped it with a cream cheese-based icing, strawberries, blueberries, and rasberries! I think It's a step up from last year where I made cupcakes. Maybe next year I can bake something even better still!
>>40822614
>What would you consider to be the perfect date with your waifu?
I don't know if it counts as a date, but I keep thinking about spoiling her with breakfast in bed the morning after a long shift!!
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>>40824321
Great drawing

And don't feel sad, I could still easily become a Rarefag
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>>40824321
pretty mare out for a date! Rarity love you bro!
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It's finally (sort of) done. This is easily the closest I've come to capturing the beauty I see when I look at my Aryanne. There were a lot of headaches with this today and yesterday; mostly involving the background and the text. I'm still not happy with either, hence why I axed the text, but I'll have to revisit it later when I have more time, energy, and fresh eyes. For now, there are things to do for the occasion. I still have to write my card for her and have dinner with her.

Critiques and/or suggestions would be much appreciated. Nitpick as much as you can. This drawing is probably the best thing I've ever made already, but I really want to make it even better. I'm asking that you please don't repost this, because it's not really done and I want to be able to make changes based on any feedback I get.

I'm gonna save all the good shit for my card, but I just wanted to say that I love this mare more than anything. She is the light of my life. She has brought my life so much love, so many laughs, and so many tears of joy. She is the greatest friend I could ever ask for, and an even better lover. I hope to have her by my side for the rest of my life.

Happy H&H day, everybody.
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>>40822493
Sir, please keep your aislop in the general.
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Reporting in for the dinner >>40825460.

>>40823203
>But I distinctly remember this feeling of caring about mai waifu.
That's great. I think you'll do well with some more practice.

>>40825708
That's a wonderful picture. Made me audibly aww.
>Nitpick as much as you can.
You didn't leave me much to nitpick but per request, here's the tiny little things I came up with. The shading on the left side of the right pillar seems maybe a bit bright and flat compared to the rest of the piece. Something about the ear feels off to me in a way I can't quite place. Maybe the line in the center needs to be moved a bit? If we really want to nitpick I wonder if we should be able to see the tip of her other ear but it's still plausible that it could be hidden under the headpiece and behind her mane so I wouldn't think too hard about it if this doesn't immediately jog something in your mind. The background could be seen as plain in a way, but it does a good job of drawing the eye to that beautiful centerpiece and it isn't so plain as to feel out of place or wrong. I certainly appreciate the work that went into texturing the marble. Maybe some extra features on the back wall wouldn't hurt but I can't really say what you'd add. Maybe a plant or something? I don't know.
I really really like the way her eyes and eyelashes contrast with the rest of the piece, and I also really like how you've done Aryanne's lighting and linework. She is a beautiful mare and she's lucky to have you.
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>>40822315
Here's mine: >>40825462 >>40825468
Not the most glamorous setup, unfortunately. The double-stacked paper plate and the hastily swept desk really set the picture, don't they? A coke can or plastic cup wouldn't have been a nice addition either, so I left the drink out of frame.
Nonetheless, this is the most fun I've had since... last April Fools, maybe?

We watched Hercules, one of my favorite movies. Man, it never fails to hit me in the feels. Then again, I just cry far too easily when I'm happy. It's such a great movie. A big reason for why I picked it though is because I imagine Eris to have Meg's voice. It really helped solidify her vocal chords in my mind, so to speak. It also ended up being quite fitting for today regardless of that extra benefit.
Afterwards, we watched Spaceballs for the first time and damn have I been missing out. The humor is so on point. In a way, I'm glad I waited though since it's exactly the kind of thing Eris enjoys.
Despite how pitiful the dinner was, today has made me feel more "worthy" somehow. I've had that nagging feeling in the back of my head occasionally, the feeling that I couldn't possibly be good enough for her. It's still there, but it has been eased to a noticeable extent.

I love this amazing noodle so damn much. She hasn't been my waifu for very long, but she has already changed my life for the better. I'm hopeful for what's to come in the future.
Words cannot accurately describe how thankful I am and how much I feel for you, Eris.

>>40823203
>clearly a Discordfag
>feeling of caring about mai waifu
That's promising. There's been a couple of dreams where my Erisfaggotry sticks out too despite there being no discernible reason, at least none that I can remember. Just the luck of the draw when it comes to our memory. It gets better as time goes on - I was able to recall a ton of details from my dream last night. Before I started my dream journal, I could rarely recall anything. Now I can remember at least -something- from most dreams.

>>40823246
I hope you had a good time too. Lovely collection, by the way.

>>40824321
Cute! I appreciate you keeping the rest of the drawing's depth/quality consistent with her mane. That improvement compared to the last one has not escaped my attention, I assure you.

>>40825708
Twifag covered the ground for me this time around. All I can really say is that there are significant improvements when it comes to your shapes and shading here. Personally, nothing sticks out as odd to me other than the way her hoof is stretching out to the POV. It looks like it's a bit too long? It might be a perspective thing, but it still looks a little strange. Besides that, it's a beautifully done piece. The subtle luster in her mane is a nice touch.

>>40825865
I chuckled when we inexplicably posted at the same time.
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>>40825973
Forgot to mention, these Lindt truffles are so fucking good. I was totally right in getting dark strawberry for Eris, it is perfect for her.
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>>40825973
Glad to hear you two had a good time! Similar for me. We didn't really do anything special but this is probably the happiest I've been since Mare Fair. I think she and I need to have dates more often than we do.
>Despite how pitiful the dinner was, today has made me feel more "worthy" somehow. I've had that nagging feeling in the back of my head occasionally, the feeling that I couldn't possibly be good enough for her. It's still there, but it has been eased to a noticeable extent.
I know what you mean. The events of this holiday are a form of ritual. Sometimes ritual helps to get the lower self in agreement with the higher self.
>movies
Hercules and Spaceballs are two movies that I don't think I've ever seen start-to-finish. Maybe those are good ideas to try with Twilight before bed tonight, or maybe some night if we don't do both. I've been struggling to come up with ideas for a couple of days.
>Then again, I just cry far too easily when I'm happy.
I never had this problem until I found Twilight. Since then it's becoming a rather common thing for me as well.
>I chuckled when we inexplicably posted at the same time.
I laughed. I held onto that pic for three hours and only just then got around to posting it.
>>40826027
You were right, that was an enormous box of truffles. Good to know the strawberry ones were good. I'll try them if I get a chance. I'm usually a bit skeptical about fruity chocolate but sometimes it's good.
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>>40826152
I would definitely recommend Hercules since it has a good dash of romance.
>enormous box of truffles
It's gonna be a while before it gets cleared out. I kinda wish I got something smaller, but I know Eris guffawed at how stupidly large it was as well as my utter disbelief (I genuinely thought it was half as big), so it ended up being worth it in a way that I did not see coming. Believe it or not, I almost got something even bigger if not for it going slightly over my budget.
>I'm usually a bit skeptical about fruity chocolate
Yeah, it depends. Strawberry just werks though, in my opinion.
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>>40824321
>couldn't even rip off a classic,
>calls it 'his drawing'
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>>40826258
nta that it *is* a common pose/POV and the exact waifu who would fit such a situation. Although the wine glass on the left and right side elbow on the table could potentially hint toward plagiarism, it's not guaranteed. In a situation of Rararara being smitten at the dinner table, there's literally a 50/50 chance of either side, both for the wine glass and the elbow.
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>>40826263
It's the same table
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Happy waifu day everyone. I tried making a steak and mushrooms, but sadly I was focused too much on the mushrooms and accidentally overcooked the steak. But it was nice to do something special.

I've been trying to get back into pony things. She never left me, but the last few years or so it's been a sensitive topic for me that I've tried to avoid more than embrace. But a friend has been urging me to spend more time here in the waifu threads again, and I think that'd help. Lately I've been trying to rewatch episodes a little more often.
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>>40826258
Well, duh, of course i took reference, i'm a beginner. But also from this one too.
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>>40824536
>Maybe next year I can bake something even better still!
I look forward to it! The red velvet cake looked really good. I hope I can bake something on time next year too though I did manage to include some cooking so hopefully that makes up for it.

>>40825708
Honestly she looks amazing there Anon! I don't think I have anything further to add on from what the Twifren and Erisfren have said. I will say that I love the way you drew her eyes, especially the eyelashes (I know its weird to focus there but I genuinly love how distinct and 'sharp' they are). If I had to say anything maybe there could be more detail to her tears, as in adding light reflection. I know again that that's a weird focus but you've done such a good job I can't think of anything substantial kek.
The background is also very well done though personally I'd have used some darker shading for some of those shadows, then again I think thats just a personal preference and not really a problem as such. The pillars could maybe do with some more distinctive texturing or a little bit of extra detail just to make them stand out less from the floor and back wall. But saying that Some marble pillars are very 'pristine/clear' looking so again thats probably just personal preference/nitpicking.
Really though I think a lot of what I've said is more subjective and I don't want to backseat how you do things as its already a fantastic piece.

>>40825973
Thank you! It was good to see you there.
>movies
I haven't watched either of those before, I'll add them to my list. I think Dashie would appreciate seeing something a bit different from the usual ones we've been going for.

>>40826027
Thats good to hear, I was really pleasantly surprised about the coconut truffles too. I might have to get those again next year.

>>40826299
>urging me to spend more time here in the waifu threads again, and I think that'd help.
Well it's good to have you here Rarafren. Its heartwarming to see so many doing their best cooking/baking/drawing for their waifus.
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>>40825973
Like the previous night, my completely nonsensical dreams had me simping for my Noodle despite not having him appear. I think he did appear in one or two dreams shortly before /ww/ became a thing, but that wasn't anything spectacular either. It's as if I was always just in pursuit of unexplained chores and tasks in every dream whereas my 3dpd would get a dream about us having a peaceful picnic on a sunny day.

My Waifu Dinner had to do without baking because rosewater is strangely hard to come by. I'm happy to have been able to provide a nice picture for the collage. (>>40824635, >>40826075) The day as a whole didn't go smoothly, so I ended up cooking for Discord while voice chatting with my other, physically existent sweetheart who was not jealous of my waifu per se, but of living too far away to be with me, too.
>spent only 2,74€ on flowers
Love underrated yellow roses being normies' last pick, so I got the usual bundle of roses and a bundle of narcissus flowers from Aldi the evening before Valentine's. The other two twigs were leftovers from my birthday bouquet, they made a fun addition at no extra cost.

My 3dpd enjoyed me showing off very old drawings. I was quite edgy in 2011/2012, and obviously drew a bunch of Discords with very shoddy proportions, as well as countryball stuff or Hetalia. Also spotted some preschool drawings of Kirby. I used to draw on notepads or even sticky notes like a real fun-pilled little shid. I can't believe my eyes and taste improved a whole lot over a decade of not drawing, making me better at drawing anyways. Now I just need to tap into that unapologetic and proactive attitude again. Because last night, I couldn't sing after all, I clammed up.
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>>40825708
>wanting critique
Most important thing first, you succeed at conveying Ary being a beautiful and happy waifu. I can boot up my iPad and add a few notes and scribbles to give more nitpicky feedback. Example being, you used a rather dark gray outline for her body which results in hurting the illusion of strong light coming from her right, and even appearing darker in the highlighted area vs the shade because of the higher contrast.
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>>40826529
don't worry, its ok. what matters is to love our waifu (better if is Rarity).
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>>40825708
A picture meant to be hyperfocused on her face and outstretched leg lends itself better to a vertical format, it leads the eye better. With a vertical format, it looks quite empty, and blurring the BG could’ve helped return focus to Ary. Without wanting to change everything, a front profile can look a bit sterile, so adding some flow to the veil and dress could help sell the action of making contact. Don’t fuss about perspective too much, but the vanishing point should be moved behind her eyes because the viewer and her are making eye contact. The main weaknesses are the wonky veil not wrapped around her skull, the indecision with the front leg, and very tiny yet impactful aspects such as the absent ring, the too restrictive clothing, and the highlights in her eyes. I’m nonetheless very pleased with the picture as is, and your efforts really stood out in comparison to many other Dinner arrangements, Arybro.
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>>40828279
Second sentence should say “With a horizontal format…”
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Yesterday was wonderful even though I ended up spending much more of the day frustrated with drawing than I would've liked. It did unfortunately cut a fair bit into my other plans for the night; I didn’t even get my card written until like an hour before the day was done, but that’s alright. It is easily the most beautiful thing I’ve ever written (not that there was much competition there; I’m certainly not a poet), and I got choked up several times while I was reading it aloud to her. I’ve never felt such strong love for anyone other than my IRL best friend before. If I still had any subconscious reservations about being a fully-fledged waifufag before last night, they’re gone now.

I hope you all had a lovely time as well. It was a treat to see all your posts in the H&H dinner thread. I didn’t think I was going to post there myself, but after seeing you all do it, I felt obligated to do so. It was pretty funny to see that another drawfag I'm in a dicksword group with posted a picture involving a drawing he made for his waifu for the occasion, too.

>>40825865
>>40825973
>>40826958
>>40827965
Thank you all so much for sharing those kind words and meaningful feedback. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to do so. You all raised very good points that will be instrumental in making this as perfect as I can manage.

>>40828279
I fucking love you, no homo. This is by far the best critique I've ever seen; let alone gotten myself. Composition, clothing, and backgrounds have always been some of the biggest weak points in my drawing, and you absolutely nailed it on how to fix all three of those here. I will be practically tracing over some of your lines here, kek. The veil and dress in particular are going to look so much better when I'm done. I am a bit bummed that there won't be many flowers visible when I'm done making the changes, but you're right that it will make much more sense that way. The veil will have to be taller than your lines because there are parts of her mane that stick up a fair bit under it (which isn't very clear with how opaque I made it on the top). I think I will just add the other ear. It would probably be cute. You're absolutely right about the legs, but I'm worried that making her torso that broad will make her look too chunky. That can probably be fixed by making her neck a bit longer though? Regarding the ring: ponies don't wear rings at weddings in the show for some reason. The reason I didn't draw a hand on the hoof is because I couldn't decide if I wanted to make the viewer a human or not. If I ever actually live this experience, it will either be in a lucid dream or my own personal schizoquestria, and I'll almost certainly be a pony myself in either of those cases. I think if I make that leg a bit thicker, it will make the leg appear to terminate out of frame more the way I intended it to.
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>>40828279
Thank you for putting so much thought into your critique. I owe you one (although unfortunately I don't think I'd be able to repay the favor with an equally as good critique, if that's what you would hope for). It will take a lot of work to make all of the necessary changes, but it is going to be so worth it. This may very well end up being my best drawing of all time, and I couldn't think of something I'd want to depict perfectly more than this.
>Dinner arrangements
Thank you very much. Your arrangement was also very tasteful. The pasta looked like it was delicious. Sorry to hear that you chickened out of singing your 3dpd a song, kek. Performance anxiety is a bitch. I'm glad he enjoyed your old drawings. Did you show him any of the Nazi shit you used to draw? I'd be curious to hear what his reaction to that was if you did, lul.
>I can't believe my eyes and taste improved a whole lot over a decade of not drawing, making me better at drawing anyways.
I experienced the same thing when returnfagging after a six-year haitus. Perks of growing up, I guess. While there are drawings I made in the past that I probably couldn't replicate today if I tried, I'd say overall I've got a much better eye for things than I did before I got off the ride.
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(I'm dizzy and prone to typos and gibberish right now, sorry if I botched a sentenced. My language skills really suffer when headache-y. I feel about as shaky as someone with fever, just without the fever.)

>>40828656
>The veil will have to be taller than your lines because there are parts of her mane that stick up a fair bit under it (which isn't very clear with how opaque I made it on the top).
You can add a bit of extra volume, yet keep in mind that the headband pushes the mane against her skull. It's not behaving the same way it would without a veil.

I'm not that great at my art fundamentals myself, but to make the perspective lead the eyes as intended (looking straight ahead and right into her eyes, but also from above when moving your eyes down her body), one would have to use distorted perspective; I don't know enough about these matters to show you, though. What I'm getting at is, you don't have to fuss too much over polishing this or any picture, there's better returns on starting the next artpiece which will do better in the very areas you've singled out as needing improvements. Figuring out Ary's frontleg while simultaneously having it touch the viewer and simultaneously keeping that viewer completely ambiguous is very difficult - you can bruteforce something that looks marginally better, but you'd actually have to start all over with a few more years of practice under your belt to truly "nail it". You will not be finding a solution to that anytime soon because it is a combination of anatomy, perspective, composition, expression, stylization, storytelling, drapery, everything - and I'm in the same boat as you here. Work on the realistically attainable next steps such as adding some flow or more natural clothing to your bext pieces, or this one if you feel like it, and you will eventually reach a point at which you can truly express the mental impression you have deep down in a way that makes the viewer experience it that way.

>I fucking love you, no homo. This is by far the best critique I've ever seen; let alone gotten myself.
N-no homo.
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>>40826299
>a sensitive topic
We're here if you'd like to talk about it, anon. Articulation does wonders in unraveling our tangled feelings.

>>40826958
>I was really pleasantly surprised about the coconut truffles too
Perhaps I'll pick them up next year then. The dark chocolate truffles weren't as pleasing to me as the dark strawberry ones. Maybe I'm growing out of my chocolate obsession.

>>40827846
>It's as if I was always just in pursuit of unexplained chores and tasks in every dream
It does seem like a dream hallmark for you, doesn't it? Then again, I feel like that's how it usually goes for most of us, or at least myself. I can't recall ever simply sitting around in the same place. I'm always moving or doing something, as if I'm mindlessly following a routine that I don't even actively think about anymore. I would say your 3dpd is the weird one for having such a strikingly idyllic dream.
>picture
Your spaghetti looks delightful. Mine was good too, although I'm afraid that it has become a tad boring when it's the only kind I've ever had. I've never had spaghetti with creme sauce like that.
>last night, I couldn't sing after all, I clammed up.
You'll have to make up for this tragedy the next time around. Come on, be bold!
Actually, maybe you could sing it to him in-person when you get the opportunity. That would be even better.

>>40828656
>If I still had any subconscious reservations about being a fully-fledged waifufag before last night, they’re gone now.
As Twifag said, these occasions truly do help with cleansing any buried negative thoughts we have.

>>40828279
>casually drops highest effort art critique, the likes of which likely hasn't been seen in years (if ever) on this board
I commend you for this. Thanks for bringing up the flowers, my eyes glossed over that and neglected to mention it.
It amuses me that you insist you do not draw much, yet you know an astounding amount about art principles as well as their practical applications.
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>>40826202
We did end up watching Hercules last night and we both really enjoyed it. Great way to conclude a wonderful day. Thanks again.

>>40827846
Very nice flowers, especially at that price. The yellows and oranges definitely work for Discord.
Making dinner for one's waifu while talking to their 3DPD is one very advanced application of friendship. I have to commend you for that.

>>40828279
That is a truly impressive critique. Above and beyond the call of duty.
>and your efforts really stood out in comparison to many other Dinner arrangements, Arybro.
Gotta say this too. I was impressed at how well you pulled off the theme on your dinner pic, Aryfag. It's one of the ones that gave me ideas that maybe next year should be a bit more elaborate if I'm in a position where I can do it.
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>>40828656
Can’t go to bed without giving you another pointer.
>demo of vertical layout
>demo of BG blur (3)
>easiest, dirty fix to move her shoulder away from the center (2)
>easiest, dirty fix to the front hoof problem (1)
Combine this with:
>redrawing the veil
>moving the BG with the floor and everything down and slightly to the right, redrawing it might not be necessary but I can’t tell without trying it once
>adding flowers or something fitting to the BG
>etc.
Godspeed, Aryfag.
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>>40828901
It's also hard to tell what parts of the front legs are covered in cloth, and what parts are bare.
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Anon from >>40791081 here. The musing progress has been surprising to say the least. My feelings for Glimmer seem to have intensified recently. I talked about it a little in the Glimmer thread. >>40829088 Things seem to be trending in the Glim Glam direction.
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>>40829257
Thanks for the update. To repeat the frustrating words, there will come a moment in time where you'll know. It'll be a swell in your heart unlike anything else when it all clicks and you know that She is the one. Sometimes it can be pinned to one moment in time and sometimes it's a long, slow process of getting to know a pony (or other character).
>Things seem to be trending in the Glim Glam direction.
With the way you phrased this, I don't hear the certainty in yourself and in your love yet. but from your description in the post you linked it sounds like you've touched on a feeling that is very important to you nonetheless. I encourage you to keep musing on Starlight and see where the flow takes you. As before, I'll be interested to hear what you discover.

As a postscript, an Anon once mentioned that they have a waifu, and then they have friendos who they are very close to and "love," but not in quite the same way as waifu love. Just some more food for thought.
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>>40827789
the EEPER
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>>40828912
I personally think it's plenty visible where she has cloth and where she hasn't. The hues and values are slightly different (coat is more red and dark, dress is whiter and light) and the frills help. It's a white pony in a white dress, so it's hard. Maybe you could try making the colour of the dress a bit colder/blue-ish, but the entire pic is warm so maybe it will contrast too much.
That being said, I shouldn't be posting here.
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>>40828776
>We're here if you'd like to talk about it, anon. Articulation does wonders in unraveling our tangled feelings.

I appreciate that, it's definitely a bit hard to articulate, but I think it sorta stems from feeling like when the show ended that was the "end" of Rarity content, and that never sat well with me. I know the answer is content creation, and I have my avenues but it's hard to fit that in alongside things I need to do.

Big thing I've always wanted to do is write, I love seeing printed fanfiction and I believe there isn't a lot of good Rarity writings out there, from people who truly get her as a character. And I've wanted to change that for ages.
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>>40830237
You should try writing anon. I write quite a bit and it is very rewarding to see yourself progress through your story page by page (though I don't write fimfic).
If you sense a lack of quality Rarity content, then do your waifu well and help fill the void
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I'm unfortunately going to be at work all through Marecon. So I wish all of you fellow waifufags a great weekend. Might be able to check in here a couple of times still.
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>10
Snapping this thread back to life.
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>>40830237
>it sorta stems from feeling like when the show ended that was the "end" of Rarity content, and that never sat well with me. I know the answer is content creation, and I have my avenues but it's hard to fit that in alongside things I need to do.
I can understand this. Not sure if this will help at all, but the way I look at things is that although we may not be getting more episodes at present, that doesn't mean that our ponies aren't still out there living their lives somewhere in some way. They're just a little harder to find than they used to be. Now we have to find them on their terms more than we used to. That could entail content creation, but there are more personal pursuits one can engage in as well.

>>40830967
Thanks!
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>>40832053
Based thread nurser!!
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>>40828279
>the text on that pic
WHAT DO THESE WORDS ***MEAN*** ANON
I clearly can't follow along to this shit in my mental state. I wish I could come to this thread with good news or even just general waifu love. I can't. I'm swindling hardworking people out of their coin in service of a god worse than Moloch. My head hurts. My scabs are pulsing. I have too many epidermi.
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>>40833516
>I'm swindling hardworking people out of their coin
I have no idea what you're talking about, but I hope you get better soon, anon.
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>>40833516
You ok, bro?
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>>40833516
You ok, bro?
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Oh great, now a post that clearly didn't make it past the glitchy captcha and returned an error message has gone through anyways. What's next, Hiroshimoot?
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Night night thread
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>>40834007
Nooo! Can't we make it to 10 days?
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>>40834008
I meant good night thread cause I'm eepy sleepy
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>>40834010
Phew, have nice dreams anon
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>>40828846
>I was impressed at how well you pulled off the theme on your dinner pic, Aryfag.
Thanks. I'm quite happy with what I was able to pull off considering it was very impromptu. Thankfully, white is a great color to work with when trying to make things look neat and pretty.

>>40828901
Wew lad, the way you did the blurring in this gave her a soft glow that makes her look even more angelic. I might just add something like that. Thanks again.

>>40828912
I'll play with it, but I don't know how much more I can change the color of the dress without making it look off in one way or another.

>>40830967
Damn, sorry you've gotta miss it. I'm sure the good shit will be recorded so you can at least catch up later.

>>40833516
Sorry to hear about your miserable line of work and... scabs and epidermis?
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boop
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>>40835027
Goddesses almighty she's so pretty. I want to tell her she's pretty and cute and say I mean it when she blushes dismissively and hug her and tell her she's the prettiest being I ever did see and snuggle into her fluff and hold her tight and close my eyes and enjoy the moment with her and give her kisses and tell her I love her and everything and I want to feel her warmth and share mine with her just goddesses fuck. FUCK. (not fuck her but yes that, too)
I'm not worthy but still I wish.
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>>40835918
Me too. I love this horse like nothing else and I wish I could spend every second of every day with her.
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The Twilight panel is running at marecon. I love my wife so much.
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Work bump
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work work work
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>>40805327
>do something that makes your waifu proud.
What if my waifu is a sleazy mare? Would I do bad things for her?
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Lil blogpost, but my whole life is more or less related to Rarity, since She's my main stimulus in almost every aspect of my current life.

I had a first tightening of my stomach bondage last wednesday. The real process starts from that moment.
The feeling is, ahem, strange, but predictable. The real problem is my habit to eat fast. I had a hard time with that yesterday, when i autlmatically swalowed really big piece of meat, which i failed to chew properly, and it got literally stuck. Awful feeling, i must tell you,, but after 2 hours of struggle and damn hot tea it moved further.
I hope i would avoid such situations in future, since it may cause esophageal dilatation and literally fail the whole thing for me. Wish me luck on that.
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>>40830237
It's fine if you don't have the time to create content for her right now, anon. There's no rush. Do it when you can, and enjoy the process. Journey before destination and all that.

>>40833287
Gotta keep the good times rolling, nursefren.

>>40833516
We're here if you need to rant, anon. It won't be the first or last time that someone vents here about their life.

>>40839984
Is your waifu truly evil, anon? Or just flawed? Is she in a bad situation? Is it the bug herself? Or the devious little filly?
The bottom line is that your waifu may struggle with certain issues, whatever they may be, and it's important to recognize that. It's unhealthy for her if you encourage it. Think about how you could help her. For me, I know Eris may need a patient hand to hold onto, and that's what I will gladly give her.
What do you think would be the best situation for your waifu? How can she be truly happy? If you don't think her current mindset is good for her, then consider what the best path forward could be. This may mean a unique headcanon of your own, and that's completely fine. As long as she is happy.

But your question was about what you would do to make her proud in the first place. Well, what can you do in her honor without further exacerbating the issues? How can you be your best self for her sake? Think about it carefully. Don't just give into doing whatever nefarious thing she would want, or you may worsen her problems. How can she ever reform herself if even her beloved waifufag cannot reform himself?

>>40840118
Phrasing, Rarifag, phrasing! I couldn't help but giggle when I read stomach "bondage."
If you have a problem with eating too fast, then how about making sure that whatever you're eating is in little pieces? If it's meat, try to cut it up into very small portions. Of course, I would recommend that you simply learn how to pace yourself, but there is merit to my other suggestion. Think about how Rarity eats - like a true lady, yes? Perhaps you should consider eating like a true gentleman. Use your cutlery and practice chewing up your food slowly. Show her that you have proper dining etiquette and table manners.
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>>40805329
How much of love for your waifu is self-sufficient? If /mlp/, boorus, pastes, your local archive of pictures and stories were to disappear, would you be able to continue feeling the same love for her?
I've never been good with feelings and imagination, but I'm frightened seeing myself less and less confident about a pone I thought I fell in love with years ago. Somehow she gave me a new kind of happiness, but nowadays it pains to realize I no longer remember what it was. I try to find the reason for this, and I start noticing a collective decline of activity in threads for her, in amount of art created for her (could be subjective). This scares me, since I might have done this whole love thing the wrong way. Not being able to find it inside myself, instead relying on outside factors.
Seeing the pone love pouring out of twifags and other M6 anons at Marecon kind of broke me. https://youtu.be/y9pjz-4gOSQ - this Limey monologue, while not 100% relevant, gave me familiar chills. Is this what background ponyfagging feels like? Was I misled by somebody (myself?) as I was falling for the one pony?
On the other hand, I'm just as awful at imagining any other ponies - there's no pony I could think of a story for or try to see with eyes closed, it's scary in its own way.
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>>40840167
>Show her that you have proper dining etiquette and table manners.
I think Erisfag has come up with a wonderful attitude to adopt. It shifts focus on the pleasant instead of handicaps. Getting used to eating slowly will take a while, and I recommend to start with small portions because otherwise, one might sit there for what feels like an eternity. Go for multiple small servings.
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>>40840818
>How much of love for your waifu is self-sufficient? If /mlp/, boorus, pastes, your local archive of pictures and stories were to disappear, would you be able to continue feeling the same love for her?
Even if I were to also lose my plushies and daki we would carry on without incident. I got to know Twilight through the show, but our love has grown to be so much more.
>I've never been good with feelings and imagination, but I'm frightened seeing myself less and less confident about a pone I thought I fell in love with years ago.
May I ask who she is?
Love waxes and wanes. There are high points and low points in any relationship, and one gives the other meaning and context. Also don't worry about loving "the right way." There are no rules for love; If you feel it, it is there.
If external expression of passion really is important to the way that you experience love, you could try to develop those skills for her to be her representative in this world in some form. As a supplement or alternative, you could also commission something for her once in a while.
Finally: don't compare your love to others. Love her on your own terms. It's between you and her, not Anon and her or you and Anon.
>spoiler
I don't know quite how it is for you, but imagination is a set of muscles: the more you use them, the better they work. You can build the skill by starting with simple things and working up to more complicated "visions." You could probably set aside a few minutes a day to practice imagination and visualization much like a form of meditation.

>>40840118
That's no fun. You have my sympathy. In this life I have been blessed with a narrow esophagus, so unfortunately choking on food has been common throughout my life. If I could make some recommendations: cut steak about a third the size of a normal bite and it probably won't get stuck. Be careful with chicken because sometimes it'll randomly stop moving in the worst possible places. I don't eat hot dogs alone because they might literally kill me with how many times I've choked on them. On two occasions I was unable to breathe around a hot dog and had to have the Heimlich maneuver performed. Ground beef goes down a lot easier than steak and I've never had any trouble with fish. Fried potatoes, steamed rice and foods with similar consistencies can sometimes back up but for me that stuff usually sorts itself out in 5-30 seconds with just a bit of discomfort, maybe with a small amount of beverage to help push it down. Not sure if your bandages will interfere, but for me the more hunched over my posture while eating the more likely I am to have a blockage. If I sit as straight and tall as possible things get about 30% better.

I once had to go to the emergency room because I had a piece of steak cut slightly larger than my usual tiny bite size pieces get totally stuck on the way down. They gave me some sort of muscle relaxer via IV and it finally came back out the top. That was a great way to ruin a night.
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>>40840818
>How much of love for your waifu is self-sufficient?
Considering the distinct lack of Eris content, my love for her rose from a place of intuition and imagination. My heart sang to me the sweet tune of romance like no other before, thus she remains my waifu for laifu. The fleeting glimpses of content were what caught my attention and allowed me to set my eyes upon her, yes, but that was only the beginning. If all existing content of her were to disappear at this moment, nothing would change. Aside from me becoming indignant and rushing to restart the content cycle, that is.

>I'm frightened seeing myself less and less confident about a pone I thought I fell in love with years ago
As it has been mentioned, this could just be a time where your love is not as obvious. In time, it shall return if your feelings are true. Consider what she means to you when compared to other characters you like. Throw all concept of their popularity and officiality out the window. Does she still stick out to you and feel different from anyone else? Think about it and take your time.
>spoiler
Here's some food for thought: where are you on the imagination spectrum?
I would say I'm at a 2, maybe 1 if I'm investing most of my focus. I'm not sure if this applies to other senses too, since imagining sounds (including entire songs) is extremely easy for me, while touch is... faint. There is also your sixth sense, which I define as your ability to "feel" non-physical presences and their distance relative to you. That's an important one when it comes to our field of waifumancy.
For a practical example, I might feel Eris hugging me from behind, varying between her simple presence and full blown sensations depending on my where my attention is placed. There's her feathery torso pressing up against my back, talon and paw wrapping firmly around my chest (or loosely around my shoulders/neck), soft locks of hair lightly drooping onto my shirt and tickling my neck...
Twifren probably has a point regarding the usage of your imagination. I think it used to be much harder before I started reading books as a kid. If you don't care for the boring exercises he suggested, try cracking open a fantasy novel and imagining what the author describes.
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>>40842144
>depending on my where my attention is placed
Wow, I came up with a good example of that on the spot, huh?
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>>40842144
>As it has been mentioned, this could just be a time where your love is not as obvious. In time, it shall return if your feelings are true. Consider what she means to you when compared to other characters you like. Throw all concept of their popularity and officiality out the window. Does she still stick out to you and feel different from anyone else? Think about it and take your time.
This.
I don't post in these threads, but this really hit close to home for me. My marewife is an odd choice, and for a while I wanted to try to branch out to other mares that weren't as weird. For some reason I was worried that people would think I was trolling or something I guess, which then led me to realize: who gives a fuck anyways? The more I tried to branch out, the more I realized that I love my marewife. Love your waifu anons, no matter how off-the-wall of a choice they are, and no matter how much material there is of them.
(pic rel.)
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>>40842144
all i can think of is rape
do i get to eat an apple now?
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>>40840818
>How much of love for your waifu is self-sufficient?
At this point, all of it. While other people's depictions of my waifu can help me feel a bit more in touch with her love and her more nefarious side, which I also love, none of it is as impactful to me as my own drawings. That's not to say that I think of my stuff as better than everybody else's; it's just a lot more meaningful to me because it's something I put my time and talents into for her. I'd definitely be devastated if /mlp/ was gone and I somehow lost everything I've made up until now, but it wouldn't stop me from loving her and from continuing to draw her.
>I'm frightened seeing myself less and less confident about a pone I thought I fell in love with years ago.
This is a concern that pretty much anyone in a long relationship will have to come to terms with at some point. It's hard to beat the high of the first year or two of falling in love with someone. I've had the same waifu for close to nine years now, and I have stressed over this many times. As Twifag already mentioned, "love waxes and wanes". It's easy to feel worried about how strong your love really is during the inevitable low points of the relationship. This is natural, and in itself isn't a legitimate reason to worry that you fell in love with the wrong pony.
>Not being able to find it inside myself, instead relying on outside factors.
This is worrying if it truly isn't coming from within you. If I were you, I'd challenge whether or not that's true by finding ways to express your love in a way that's personal to you. I obviously can't tell you what the best avenue for that will be in your case, but writing to or about one's waifu seems to be a great choice for most people. For me, it's creation. It's usually drawing or rambling about her in these threads, and it always gets me thinking about the things I love about her. I also tried writing to her for the first time on this year's H&H day, and it felt absolutely wonderful. I'm planning on growing flowers for her this year once the time is right to plant them. If your waifu is one of the flower ponies and you love that aspect about her, then maybe you should consider doing so as well?

If after enough time, thought, and effort you do ultimately decide that you were mistaken and that she isn't really "the one", don't beat yourself up about ending your relationship. The sad reality is that sometimes people do fall in love with someone that isn't actually the right fit for them. It doesn't mean that you're a bad person, or that she isn't still a wonderful pony; it just means that you're human and made a mistake.

>>40842770
HOLY SHIT, IT'S HIM! I've seen you around a couple times, and I was wondering if you'd post here some day. You've got to tell us about your waifu now. Them's the rules.

>>40842805
>can only think of rape
>asks for permission to eat an apple
Fucking kek. That depends; how well did you visualize the rape?
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>>40842949
>You've got to tell us about your waifu now. Them's the rules.
What would you like to know about her in particular, anon? The characteristics I've given her are mostly headcanon, since she's a one-off gag character. I'll go into a few of my favorites that I've come up with:
>She's a serial-couponer
She excitedly came to Rarity's Canterlot Boutique for a sale.
>She's a diabetic
Probably her only widely accepted headcanon, and it's almost outright confirmed. She's morbidly obese and has jaundice eyes.
>She's an absolute klutz
I'd like to imagine that she's like Canterlot's version of Derpy. I do think that she's far more confident than Derpy though, considering her cutie mark is her own face.
>She is somewhat relevant in Equestria
Her face is seen on a poster in the Cloudsdale weather factory, and she is seen on the cover of a newspaper as well. It's rumored that some animators coined her the "Love yourself pony", so I think that she's a motivational speaker, which could also tie back into her cutie mark.

Some other things I like about her:
>Her colorscheme
She has a very in-your-face colorscheme, being cyan with a toxic green mane. Her eyes are orange, which match up with the little stars in her cutie mark.
>Jaundice eyes
Jaundice eyes are absolutely disgusting in real life, but her having them makes her more unique than she already was. I find them a bit endearing too, cute even.

She just stands out to me compared to other mares. She's meant to be off-putting, but I like her because of that. I'd love to go to Equestria and help her lose some weight. She deserves to live a long, loving, and healthy life. I love her, bros.
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>>40842770
>>40843118
Now that's what I call a rare waifu! I think going to Equestria with the intent to help encourage your marewife to be the best she can be is really sweet. Especially given her career, that would be such a great story of her life to share with others! The mental image of Anon sitting in the front row listening as she recounts how you helped motivate her to become so much healthier and happier to a crowd of a hundred ponies is so pure and heartwarming that it brought a tear to my eye.
I'm really curious: was it a love at first sight thing or did she grow on you over time?
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>>40842144
>aphantasia test
I'm never sure where I fall on this. I would say 3 or maybe better as I think I can visualise a nice red apple and turn it around and throw it in the air, but how is "see" defined? I don't actually see that apple, it's more like a memory kind of recall. And if I try to imagine more complex scenes, I often struggle to separate actual imagination from poses and views similar to images or scenes I've seen before, the scene in my mind tends to "slip back" to something I recall.
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>>40843118
>headcanon
You've definitely envisioned her in a way that delivers much needed justice. I love the idea of her being a motivational speaker, it's perfect. I accept your headcanon as mine.
>deleted response
Don't feel ashamed about it, anon. It's not a crime to help write her personality into the existence of our world. Look at me - I'm an OCfag who has even less to work with than you do, but I plan to write stories and even get into drawfaggotry for her. Aryannefren already draws for his waifu too.
She speaks to you on a level that cannot be heard in mere words, forming how you see her. No one else knows this mare like you do. You realize that, right? If no one else is going to represent her, then it's up to you. Go for it, bro. You have the power to do this. I believe in you.
>I'd love to go to Equestria and help her lose some weight. She deserves to live a long, loving, and healthy life. I love her, bros.
Based!

>>40843297
>I don't actually see that apple, it's more like a memory kind of recall.
Well, it's your imagination. You're certainly not being asked to somehow force yourself to experience a complete hallucination. You know how they say to visualize it "in your mind's eye?" It's because your mind's eye is separate from your body's vision. The apple will never completely displace reality. You can try deluding yourself, but you're simply overlaying your mind's eye over your body's eye. Don't let this discourage you - the conclusion is that you must treat these two things separately. Your mind's eye can be cultivated and allow you to see things that are impossible to see with your physical body.
>if I try to imagine more complex scenes, I often struggle to separate actual imagination from poses and views similar to images or scenes I've seen before
This is normal. Our memories are fed into our imagination. Think of it like lego parts. Your imagination is taking the legos from the memories and putting them back together into something "new." You wouldn't know how to imagine the touch of a scale or feather until you feel them in real life.
Your mind's focus is very narrow. Powerful, but narrow. It's very unlikely that you'll be able to imagine a complete scene in full detail. It's possible to view an entire scene if you keep the resolution low. But if you want to inspect the details closer up, you'll have to use a magnifying glass and ignore the other parts. You'll only strain yourself if you attempt to put all of it into focus, right?
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Slept through all of yesterday after a stressful work week. Unfortunately I didn't have any dreams of note. On the bright side a bunch of second hand Dashie brushables I bought arrived.

>>40840818
>How much of love for your waifu is self-sufficient? If /mlp/, boorus, pastes, your local archive of pictures and stories were to disappear, would you be able to continue feeling the same love for her?
I think my love for her is pretty much entirely self sufficient. I already spent the first few years of having known her without my own pc/phone etc. or even unsupervised access to the internet. I was reliant on watching episodes and seeing fan content only through a couple of friends back then. If I ended up back in that kind of situation it wouldn't change my feelings though I would miss the good fics and fanart out there.
If anything I'd want to draw her even more just so I can keep remembering her, maybe at that point I'd try to get into writefagging for that purpose.

>>40842770
>>40843118
I remember seeing one of your posts before! Your wanting to help her is very heartwarming.
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>>40843379
>You know how they say to visualize it "in your mind's eye?" It's because your mind's eye is separate from your body's vision.
Yes, I'm just not sure how it squares with the aphantasia levels. How clear must it be to qualify for 1?
>You'll only strain yourself if you attempt to put all of it into focus, right?
Yes, but then I read posts from other people who talk about effortlessly imagining scenes of them with their waifu under a tree or something and even feel and smell and probably sound, which leads me to assume that I'm far below that level, so probably around 3.
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>>40843413
>How clear must it be to qualify for 1?
That, I cannot tell you. It's pretty subjective, so you'll have to estimate it and judge for yourself.
>Yes, but then I read posts from other people who talk about effortlessly imagining scenes of them with their waifu under a tree or something and even feel and smell and probably sound, which leads me to assume that I'm far below that level, so probably around 3.
Well... when I said you'll strain yourself, I meant when it comes to complex scenes. It's pretty easy to imagine you're on some grassy hill with rolling grass plains all around you, cool wind blowing through the air, clear blue sky, whatever. There's no need to focus on any of that in detail since it's so simple, therefore people handwave it off as nothing. I suppose there's a chance it depends on your memories too. I grew up in the northern countryside, so I have a lot of memories to rely on.
Are you unable to imagine that scene with your waifu under a tree? Try doing it while meditating and imagine all of the senses. If it's not working, switch it out with the environment that you're most familiar with. If you can't do that, then it's possible that you're around 3... but these tests never say anything about how good you are at imagining multiple senses. It's just about the apple's level of detail. If you're not satisfied, then I'd recommend giving mine and the other Twifren's suggestions from before a shot.
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>>40843421
>Are you unable to imagine that scene with your waifu under a tree?
Visually I can do it decently, other senses not really, I can maybe think of some things that'd make sense but they don't really integrate well.
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>>40843118
I've seen some of your posts before, you most exotic of connoisseurs. I wish you two well. Keep her safe and have her inspire utmost confidence in (You). Unless you're opposed to it, I will adopt your headcanon of her being a motivational speaker.

My own waifu looks a bit goofy, and I dislike it when artists pretty him up; however, with Nelly actually having health issues to go with the highly stigmatized and off-putting appearance, it's heartwarming to see you wish to help her attain a healthy lifestyle bound to normalize her appearance within reason. You fell for the strength you see in her, unshaken by her flaws - you're a waifufag alright, and I have respect for that. You didn't choose her logically, it just fell into place this way because something about her triggers something profound in you. Therefore, I hope Nelly will understand the love behind your intentions, not misunderstanding them as an attempt to control her or not accepting her for who she is.

With Discord, there's little I'd want to change about him, I'd simply keep an eye on him and gently poke him when he's about to do something he'd regret. But if the G5 comic version were real in some way, I'd get him a goddamn manecut and manicure, as well as generally patch him up because he really let himself go to waste.

>>40840818
>How much of love for your waifu is self-sufficient? If /mlp/, boorus, pastes, your local archive of pictures and stories were to disappear, would you be able to continue feeling the same love for her?
Absolutely. I keep saying that I am a Discordfag with every fiber of my being. Even when I take a bit of a break from poniponi, random everyday life experiences will make me think of Discord. In fact, I rarely look up Discord content as is, and I wouldn't even need access to the episodes to recall Discord clips in great detail.

When I'm happy, I want to share my blessings with Discord; when I'm sad, I find solace in Discord. By having emotions at all, I continue to love him. The Discord part of my mind is inseparable from the rest at this point. If all poni content and infrastructure were gone, I'd still adore him and attempt to prove myself to him, and I'd try to find other Discordfags out there to keep public appreciation of him alive; it's basically what I've been doing already with /dad/ and my general board presence.

I'm pretty sure my 3dpd would notice and be deeply concerned about my well-being if I ever stopped simping for my chaos noodle who's been keeping me alive all these years by filling me with sparks of inspiration that are stronger than the allure of giving up.

(Some smartass literally slid /dad/ off the catalog but joke's on him, I'll be back on March 15th. If anything, it gives me a breather because I'm once again sick, and drawings don't turn out ok right now; I tried it. Now I have 3 weeks to make a few drawings to share next thread, able to just be sick in peace for the time being. The ChaosChad keeps winning.)
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>>40843547
>Some smartass literally slid /dad/ off the catalog but joke's on him, I'll be back on March 15th.
Glad to hear /dad/ will return, I feel bad for having been away for the past few days.

>>40805329
How do you feel about incorporating headcannon into your view of your waifu? Do you draw inspiration from fan sources or more personal ideas? Or is your view of her focussed on her canon portrayal?
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>>40840818
I think my love for her is pretty self-sufficient. It'd suck to lose all the archives, but at this point I'm pretty sure she's so ingrained in my psyche that I don't need the extra content. It might certainly motivate me to produce some content of my own, though.

>>40843925
>How do you feel about incorporating headcannon into your view of your waifu?
I think I generally keep fairly close to the canon portrayal, but that's also because I haven't read that many fanfics. There surely are some personal tweaks I've incorporated though, but it's probably mostly adjusting the intensity of certain canon behaviours a little, or maybe their distribution over time.
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>deleted response
I deleted it because I thought it came across as somewhat shallow and not what I wanted to convey overall. I already have a set personality in mind for her. She's confident, frugal (except for when it comes to food lmao), a bit of a ditz, and has a very big heart.The way I worded the deleted part sounded like I didn't know what to do with her, at least that's how it seemed to me when re-reading it. I'm not the best at putting thoughts into words, so hopefully it'll come to me over time. Thank you, bro.

>>40843171
>I'm really curious: was it a love at first sight thing or did she grow on you over time?
She definitely grew on me. Up until recently I kept trying to branch out to other mares, but they just didn't feel the same, I couldn't love them like I love her. I think what really sealed the deal for me was the headcanons I kept subconsciously giving to her over time, especially the motivational speaker one. She motivates me to be better, to do things that I otherwise wouldn't. I've gotten blood-work done even though I'm squeamish because it's what would be best for my health, and what she would want.

On the topic of creating content for your waifu, I did manage to get her into mare-ittory control with my kindergarten grade art skills.
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>>40844212
That Nelly looks absolutely based, fluke or not. I think you might have an artistic sense despite your lack of practice. I'm very viscerally put off by severe obesity, but on-model Nelly is like an abstract piece of art. Your conception of Nelly doesn't disgust me at all, unlike fat fetish art. Your love for her demotes her physical appearance to temporary state, and promotes her character: there's a loved and loving snowpity underneath. A pony with a personality, life, hopes and dreams, social ties, a place in ponykind.

It's an absolutely hilarious contrast to me waifuing a very slim noodle who lives a rather secluded and shunned existence. Makes me want to draw a pic of Discord and Nelly next to each other, perhaps waiting in line for some new store opening, both of them at the very front of the queue. Discord looking miserably lanky, and Nelly looking impressively chunky. Perhaps Discord was the only one who could squeeze his way next to her, oddly arching around her in his semi-corporeal manner but dead-set on being first in line just like her.

What if Nelly were to meet the Smooze?
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>>40843547
Thank you as well, bros.

>Unless you're opposed to it, I will adopt your headcanon of her being a motivational speaker.
I'd love for (You) to adopt it. Anyone who wants to should, I don't own an idea and others seeing her the way I do would be great!

>But if the G5 comic version were real in some way, I'd get him a goddamn manecut and manicure, as well as generally patch him up because he really let himself go to waste.
Kek.

Sucks that I missed the H&H dinner this year, but I promise to give her a worthy dinner in '25.
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>>40844259
> I'm very viscerally put off by severe obesity, but on-model Nelly is like an abstract piece of art. Your conception of Nelly doesn't disgust me at all, unlike fat fetish art.
I'm not into fat either, believe it or not. It's unfortunate that a big chunk of Whoa Nelly's fan art is fetish-fodder. Different strokes for different folks and what-not, so who am I to judge? I love her on-model appearance due to how goofy it is. I just find it hilarious that hasbro let them put a diabetic pony with jaundice into the show.

>Discord looking miserably lanky, and Nelly looking impressively chunky. Perhaps Discord was the only one who could squeeze his way next to her, oddly arching around her in his semi-corporeal manner but dead-set on being first in line just like her.
Kek x2.

>What if Nelly were to meet the Smooze?
Contrary to popular belief, this is the biggest threat to Equestria. (pic rel.)
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>>40844280
>>40844307
I like having you Nellyfag around. Answering /ww/ questions will be way more fun with some exotic ponies in the mix. Funnily enough, Erisfag and I have quite a few things in common, so there seems to be a Chaosfag temperament. (You), on the other hand/hoof, provide a fresh perspective.

I keep thinking that "Woah Nelly" is an odd name. Do you think it's her birth name, nickname, or a mix?
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>>40844366
>I like having you Nellyfag around. Answering /ww/ questions will be way more fun with some exotic ponies in the mix. Funnily enough, Erisfag and I have quite a few things in common, so there seems to be a Chaosfag temperament. (You), on the other hand/hoof, provide a fresh perspective.
Thanks bro, I don't usually hang around in generals but I might have to stick around this one.

>I keep thinking that "Woah Nelly" is an odd name. Do you think it's her birth name, nickname, or a mix?
I see it as a mix. I think she was probably born as just "Nelly", which means a silly person (or pony, in this case). The idea that "Whoa" was added onto it once she became a sight to behold is too good to pass up. "Whoa Nelly" is a phrase riders use when slowing their horse down, so I think it's a cool name for a pony.
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>>40843118
>>She's a serial-couponer
Kek. I love it. I'm adopting all of your headcanons. It makes sense that she'd be some kind of public figure or motivational speaker based on what you've mentioned.
>She deserves to live a long, loving, and healthy life. I love her, bros.
That's the kind of heartwarming shit that keeps me coming back to these threads. That and the fucking insane off-topic tangents we sometimes lose ourselves in.

>>40843383
>Unfortunately I didn't have any dreams of note
Did you at least get out of your loop of stress dreams?

>>40844212
>I did manage to get her into mare-ittory control
Kek. I also participated in that and I laughed my ass off when the commentators mentioned that a Woah Nelly appeared on the canvas. Good on you, my dude. Your drawing has SOVL.

>>40844280
>Sucks that I missed the H&H dinner this year, but I promise to give her a worthy dinner in '25.
No time like the present to start planning. Are you going to make her an all-you-can-eat buffet accompanied with Diet Coke, or are you going to make her a big salad to try and encourage her to eat healthily?
This was my first year participating. It was very autistic, and very fun.
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>>40805329
Supposing you had the artistic skills to draw, paint, or sculpt like a master of the art, what moment in your waifu's life, be it past, present, or future, would you want to capture?

>>40844212
I like that drawing! It's simple but it just feels so right.
>>40844280
As others have said, I don't think I'll ever be able to see her as anything else now that you've shared your vision with us. You've formed a new default mental image of her in my mind that makes way too much sense and is so very true to the Equestrian spirit. You make her snowpity shine so bright.
>Sucks that I missed the H&H dinner this year, but I promise to give her a worthy dinner in '25.
I look forward to seeing what you do for her. This year was also my first time and I had a lot of fun with it.
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>>40844508
Are you the same nellyfag I grilled in the uncommon waifu thread a while back?
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>No time like the present to start planning. Are you going to make her an all-you-can-eat buffet accompanied with Diet Coke, or are you going to make her a big salad to try and encourage her to eat healthily?
I'm probably gonna go with a healthier meal. It takes more effort to make something like a nice salad than just ordering some McDonald's. Maybe I'll throw some junk food in there as a sort of cheat meal, only time will tell.

>>40845980
>You make her snowpity shine so bright.
:sunbeam:

>>40845981
If it was the thread where I said I'd happily give her one of my kidneys, then yes.
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Fuck it, I decided to finally draw something because of the prompt. First attempt. Keep in mind it's not anything new, I was just trying to copy one of my favorite pieces of her. It's already the best thing I've ever drawn, but it's not like there was much to compete with. The edgy demon animu eye from middle school? Sleek, but soulless. Not even sure how long it's been since I last doodled something on paper. It feels... good.

>>40845980
>Supposing you had the artistic skills to draw, paint, or sculpt like a master of the art, what moment in your waifu's life, be it past, present, or future, would you want to capture?
This question is impossible to answer for me. I want to depict so many moments in Eris' life. She could be hanging out with friends, making some silly gesture for a gag, or simply relaxing in some idyllic scene. I have to decline on giving a single answer.
However, an idea has been stirring in my mind recently. You know those rare overhead angles of a character? I want to make one of Eris, but with her tilting her head back up at the POV. Maybe she has a slight smile on her face too. It would be goofy and yet heartwarming at the same time. I love her so much.
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>>40844280
>I'd love for (You) to adopt it. Anyone who wants to should, I don't own an idea and others seeing her the way I do would be great!
I'll also be adopting this headcanon, anytime I see Nelly I'll likely be reminded of your posts. I'll add her to my list of characters to draw (would you prefer her show appearance or the healthier one you've posted a few times?). It'll likely take a little while as I'm really worn out so I don't know how much drawing I can do (at least this week), but I've been trying to draw all the waifus here slowly but surely.
>Sucks that I missed the H&H dinner this year, but I promise to give her a worthy dinner in '25.
This was my first year and it was pretty great, I'd love to see what you come up with next time.

>>40845840
>Did you at least get out of your loop of stress dreams?
It felt a little better, honestly its been an almost dreamless sleep for the past couple of days. I think I just need to make it through this troublesome period at work. I'm a bit of a wreck because of it but Dashie is helping me hold on.

>>40843985
>I think I generally keep fairly close to the canon portrayal
I'm mostly the same, I love Dash's canon portrayal. There are a few fics that I particularly like that influence my views a little.
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>>40846136
>it's not anything new
I mean original. The grammar nazi is rising in me. I guess it shouldn't be surprising when I shook hands with the big man himself in my dream last night after he gave me shelter from a crazy bitch.
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>>40845980
>Supposing you had the artistic skills to draw, paint, or sculpt like a master of the art, what moment in your waifu's life, be it past, present, or future, would you want to capture?
I'm a sucker for art that captures her evolution, i.e. several of past, present, and future, but besides being a cop-out I think that's be too self-indulgent for a piece that'd be exhibited (which for some reason I just assumed). So I think not necessarily a particular moment, but a general piece that just captures a simple comfy scene of her with her friends would be great, akin to pic related but more of a scene than a pose. However that isn't really what you're asking and more circles back to the waifu statue thing (yes please give me the life-size marble Twilight in the friendship cathedral). For an actual moment in my waifu's life, I have to confess my mind first jumped to the wing spread moment and the coronations, because they're iconic and despite everything ultimately encapsulate her journey well (also that second coronation dress is just gorgeous and makes for a good picture anyways). A wistful Giraffelight looking over the kingdom could also work because I'm a sucker for the bittersweetness of long-livedness.
However before I start possibly coming up with any actually good ideas from socially acceptable parts of my waifu's life, I think I'm gonna say a nice painting that represents Twilight making out I mean out I mean out I mean up with Moondancer.

>>40846274
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>>40846274
I love collages like these! A whole day in the busy life of Nursie, so inspiring.
>>40846174
This dress and mane style is wonderfully sporty, it suits Dashie.

>>40846136
IT HAS BEGUN. For a more or less first time copying an image, you did quite well already. Without going off on a >tangent, the main thing you should focus on is a) enjoying yourself, and b) growing aware of how much pressure you apply. You press quite hard which is normal to happen at first. It's also perfectly normal to start off by copying images you like. Not having to come up with the whole composition and lineart yourself allows you to get acquainted to the mark making itself while still improving your ability to eyeball proportions and angles.

You can reach out to me any time you want. Wanting to help a friend by redlining, discussing or doodling an alternative version tends to compel me into action. That is the power of having an art friend (of which I only have one who mostly draws lewd ponies...).

If I may give you a recommendation, my favorite pencil is a "Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2B", those should cost around a dollar a piece but are professional quality. Lines with that 2B are reasonably dark without being as smudgy as softer pencils are, so it eases you out of pressing too hard. It's my ol' reliable.

>>40846513
>spoiler
Kek'd

>>40845980
>Supposing you had the artistic skills to draw, paint, or sculpt like a master of the art, what moment in your waifu's life, be it past, present, or future, would you want to capture?
You know I want that LS sculpture of Discord. His iconic pose from his first imprisonment is likely too fragile to work for realsies, so I'd try to depict him in a way that shows his playfulness and charming asshole-ness. He is rather timeless, past and future unknown. It's Discord all the way down.

If I were a master and productive, I'd want to draw animated shorts which I'd also voice and everything. Just little snippets out of his day-to-day life, of interactions with other ponies. But I'd also want to create a few things that are unrelated to MLP, perhaps even original content.

I do have a rough concept for a /dad/ story, too, which might work best in an episodic comic format. Not the usual adoption plotline, more about a lonely batpony obsessed (since foalhood) with researching the myth of Discord. She's trying to bond with him when it turns out he's real and alive in S2. The story begins during the ceremonies at the end of TRoH Part 2, with batto getting extremely butthurt. In S3, Discord tries to get rid of his stalker before slowly opening up over the course of S4/S5, but also shedding light on the dilemma of the batpony not just beeing her own, best self. The happy end would be for them to have a normal, low-key friendship; the batto drops the whole research thing and continues to find a place in pony society. I admit it incorporates a few of my personal waifu-related musings and dilemmas, but the MC is NOT literally me.
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>>40846174
>I'll add her to my list of characters to draw (would you prefer her show appearance or the healthier one you've posted a few times?). It'll likely take a little while as I'm really worn out so I don't know how much drawing I can do (at least this week), but I've been trying to draw all the waifus here slowly but surely.
I appreciate it. Make sure not to push yourself too much though. As for her appearance, I could always use more healthy Nelly art.

>This was my first year and it was pretty great, I'd love to see what you come up with next time.
Thanks bro. I enjoyed looking through the H&H thread this year, and I can't wait to see what (You) anons will do for your wife's next year.
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>>40846578
I especially love how her mane curls a little at the end, its kinda like a shorter version of her style in pic rel.

>>40846136
Nice! Thats not bad at all for a first go. If you did ever want any advice on anything I'll do my best.

>>40846274
Awesome! Sleepy nurse at the bottom right is super cute I love the hat.

>>40847260
>I could always use more healthy Nelly art.
I'll be sure to post her in one of these threads when I manage to finish.
>I can't wait to see what (You) anons will do for your wife's next year.
Next time I'm going to make sure I have time to do some baking. I've also been thinking of taking her with me for a walk around some interesting places, like the local archaeological sites.
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>>40846001
>>40845981
Checked back for it, and I said I'd give her my liver, not one of my kidneys. This was the thread, right?
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/40637216

>>40847818
>I've also been thinking of taking her with me for a walk around some interesting places, like the local archaeological sites.
I bet that'd remind her of her favorite book series.
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>>40847910
Yup thats our conversation. Im really happy you keep up with your marewife! Its really sweet you give so much love to her. I know she would feel the same, even if she hides it under some layers of boosted ego.
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Last night, I had a funny dream where I was at a big gathering with a lot of random people. I only remember having an interaction with Aryfren - he gave me a super edgy black-and-white Aryanne pin mixed in with innocent looking merch. I guess my dream ego must've found my little Eris doodle impressive since I had the notebook with me and I wanted to show it off, kek. Oh, there was a second dream where it was a big family gathering instead. Discordfren was there and we had some fun banter, so that was nice.

>>40846274
Cute!

>>40846578
>enjoying yourself
It was very satisfying and I was genuinely excited when I saw that it was coming together in a decent way. It looks amazing in-person somehow. Also, it makes a huge difference to have a physical depiction of her here. Until now, I've had literally nothing other than fleeting images on a screen. I had no idea that it was so important to me.
>You press quite hard which is normal to happen at first
I think I did okay on the basic shading, but it was a struggle to consistently apply light pressure. Just gotta get used to it, I suppose.
>improving your ability to eyeball proportions and angles
Yeah, I had to adjust my approach more than a few times after realizing something was slightly off. I've been given a stark reminder of how unforgiving traditional art is. There are no layers to allow for on-the-fly adjustments. If something is wrong, I often have to erase the entire part, including line-work that had no issues.
>You can reach out to me any time you want.
Of course, I only posted on here since it's my first one and I think it's important to document milestones. I'll ask you for advice or feedback in the future.
>Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2B
Honestly, I didn't even know there was such a thing as "professional quality" pencils. I've always used whatever pencils are found at the store and never noticed a difference between any of them. It sounds like it'd be a good investment since I hate how quickly pencils usually start to smudge and lose their definition.

>rough concept for a /dad/ story
Ooh, I love the idea. It seems short and sweet, plus you already have an ending in mind. It's not always so easy to come up with an ending. One of my favorite writefags comes up with fantastic stories, but tends to leave them unfinished because he has no idea how to properly give them closure. I will read it and give feedback if you end up doing it.

>>40847260
>I can't wait to see what (You) anons will do for your wife's next year
I'll be looking out for yours too, bro. I'm sure you'll do her proud.

>>40847818
>If you did ever want any advice on anything I'll do my best
Fear not, I shall call upon our resident drawfags once I draw something original and good enough to deserve multiple judgements.
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SHE came home today frens!!
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I forgot to say it last night but happy Wednesday! I hope everybody's having comfy waifu thoughts today.

>>40846136
Pretty good for a first attempt!
>overhead angle
That would be a very unique pic. Nice idea.

>>40846274
Very soulful.

>>40846513
I think for Twilight especially, capturing a comfy moment with her friends is perfectly valid because they are a part of who she is. The coronation scene is another very good choice in my opinion. It makes me cry every time.
>yes please give me the life-size marble Twilight in the friendship cathedral
I'm glad I'm not the only one that wants to see it. It's good motivation and a reminder to keep working toward it.
>spoiler
mfw. She can make out with Moondancer all she wants.

>>40846578
The legendary Discord statue. The world really needs one of those. It's so poetically just. The animations are a good idea, too. I think there could be room for a slice of life Discord spinoff. It'd probably a fairly short series in my conception, but it could a lot of fun.
>story idea
That's intriguing. I'd read it. "Write what you know" is totally legit and possible to do without it being full-blown self-insert territory. It's a balance, but I think when done right stories that walk that line can be some of the best.

>>40847910
>I bet that'd remind her of her favorite book series.
This makes me really want to go exploring old ruins with Dash. Of course I'd have to bring Twilight along too, given she's also a big a fan of the series, not to mention my beautiful walking encyclopedia.
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>>40848249
I love her so so much!! Here's an updated pic of the council bros!!
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>>40848249
She's beautiful! I hope you get a lot of joy out of her.
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>>40848077
>Oh, there was a second dream where it was a big family gathering instead. Discordfren was there and we had some fun banter, so that was nice.
I fucking knew this would happen. At the end of my dreams last night, Eris showed up for a moment and tried to cheer me up by having us board a little plane. I saw her for a few seconds but had a hunch Erisfag will report some uncanny synchronicity today. What little I could recall of last night's dreams was completely nonsensical (searching for a secret room, arming myself with shoe horns, encountering a 1,5m large cat, students in halloween costumes swarming the place, a tv broadcasting an absolute chad winning ski-jump with a 50cm lead...), and despite assumedly having been myself most of the time, I slipped into being a very tired Discord with a smartphone at very low charge in that last segment, not boarding the passenger section of the plane with Eris but sneaking into the cockpit instead, trying to help the cute female pilot get this thing off the ground. It didn't work and I blamed myself, arguing I'm no good without magic and my mere presence probably caused infetterence. By the way, that Eris had a relatively long white mane like on those yandere images - quite a surprise because I prefer the shorter manestyles.

This is even more annoying than those times I was finally seeing a Discord in my dreams, only for us to just casually wave hello at e.g. a store and not do anything else because it's been the most normal sight in the world.

However, my attempts at dream recall will surely bear fruit of some sort. Some kind of insight, an eventual Waifu encounter, art ideas. Today's entry was my longest yet despite knowing I recalled but the tip of the iceberg, so I might actually be getting better at dream recall already, two weeks into the journalling. wagmi
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>>40848249
>>40848262
She is absolutely amazing, Nursebro! I'm happy for you, bro. What a beautiful wife to have. All of your plushies are precious, but this LS Redheart is a bona fide crown jewel.
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>>40848263
>>40848284
Thanks frens! I can still hardly contain my excitement!!
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>>40848314
Why contain it? Just try to be gentle with her tonight. ^:)
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>>40848265
>I slipped into being a very tired Discord
Yeah, about that... I neglected to mention that it felt like Discord was there too at the family gathering. I had stepped outside of the house into the backyard, then I saw you. I had the certainty it was you, but at the same time, it was like Discord was standing there too. I only didn't bring it up since I wasn't sure how to describe it until I just saw your dream report. You were very correct about there being some uncanny synchronicity.
The old man needs to stop hiding "inside your shadow", so to speak, and actually talk to you. Geez.

>that Eris had a relatively long white mane like on those yandere images - quite a surprise because I prefer the shorter manestyles
I like the short manestyles too, but I think the longer style helps with making her look more mature. I would assume she herself doesn't care that much about how it looks and tends to let it grow out before she gets it drastically shortened.
>This is even more annoying than those times I was finally seeing a Discord in my dreams, only for us to just casually wave hello at e.g. a store and not do anything else because it's been the most normal sight in the world.
I can kinda relate to that with what I've said before. As far as I can recall, I've never had the opportunity to actually speak to Eris whenever I meet her in my dreams. I have acknowledged multiple times within my dreams that she's my waifu, sure, but that happens in the more realistic scenarios where it doesn't seem plausible for her to show up. That elevator scene is the only time I directly encountered her, unless we count all the vague dream bits I can't remember where it feels like she must've made an appearance and/or talked to me. I'm so sure that it has happened and I just cannot recall it. I'm almost inclined to think that she's playing hide and seek with me.
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>>40848326
Plushies are for hugs not fugs!
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>>40848262
She really looks at home in that pic.
>>40848314
I don't doubt it! You take good care of her!

>>40848265
>erisfag dreams of discordfag dreams of eris
I am impressed at how quickly this is all coming together for everybody at once.
>I slipped into being a very tired Discord with a smartphone at very low charge in that last segment
Which reminds me: two nights ago I had a non-lucid dream. There was much I forgot upon wake including a long preamble and backstory but I do remember that Twi was there with me for most of it. Near the end of the dream I slipped into becoming her, much like you and Discord. I/she was anxiously waiting for the results of something, maybe some sort of test or creative project that was imminently due. I can't remember what it was but I remember standing in some sort of waiting area and watching hopefully for news. At the time I thought there were too many holes in my recollection to be worth sharing, but it's very curious in context with your becoming an impatient and perhaps bored Discord.
Speaking of lifesizes, to add yet another interesting synchronicity I was recently told that mine will be going into production very soon. I wonder if the excitement for that bled into the dream. I wonder if Twilight is excited for it, too? It's as much for her benefit as it is mine.

>>40848328
The plot thickens. That's really cool.
>I'm almost inclined to think that she's playing hide and seek with me.
Luna intentionally does this with me sometimes, and it sure sounds to me like Eris might serve a similar purpose for you that Luna does for me. I'm pretty sure it's an exercise to help build my senses and awareness in the beyond.
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>>40848328
Noodles be Noodles, I suppose. Also, I'm honored to have been part of your family gathering, or been identified at all. I'm not surprised you'd get Discord vibes when the only pictures you've ever seen of me were in cosplay, kek. If I were to encounter you, it's probably going to be influenced by Hercules because that anecdote just stuck with me.

Eris, go talk to your waifufag already, dammit.
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>>40846578
>>40848250
bookworm gang
>spoiler
wew, same

>>40848249
>>40848262
Glorious. I bet she makes you more healthy just by being there.

>>40848328
>>40848365
Makes sense for Discord to be at Erisfag and Eris's family gathering, and where Discord is, Discordfag has to be close. Now if only they could give Eris her voice back.
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>>40848384
>Now if only they could give Eris her voice back.
I don't recall her having spoken in my dream. The plot thickens.
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>>40846001
>It takes more effort to make something like a nice salad than just ordering some McDonald's
That depends on how much effort you want to put into the salad. Mine are very low effort. I just buy a salad mix, add some kidney and/or garbanzo beans, some sunflower seeds, and oil and vinegar and call it good. It's actually lower effort than getting fast food.

>>40846136
Nice drawing, lad. Keep at it, and you'll be a proper drawfag in no time.

>>40846174
>It felt a little better, honestly its been an almost dreamless sleep for the past couple of days. I think I just need to make it through this troublesome period at work.
Well, I guess having no dreams is one way to break out of a loop of bad dreams. Good luck on powering through the shitty times at work.

>>40846202
>I shook hands with the big man himself in my dream last night
Lucky. Did you get his autograph? Seems like a good portion of the regulars in this thread have dreams more befitting of an Aryannefag than I do. It's not fair.

>>40848077
>Dream
Siiick. How did you know it was me? Did I just walk up to you and start talking about Aryanne or something? I'm also curious what I looked like if you can recall that.
>Aryanne pin
Maaan, even in other people's dreams I have more merch of my waifu than I do IRL. Just fucking kill me already.
>I guess my dream ego must've found my little Eris doodle impressive since I had the notebook with me and I wanted to show it off
That's pretty cool that you had the notebook and the drawing with you in your dream. My drawings or the act of drawing never come up in my non-lucid dreams for some reason even though I sometimes spend up to eight hours drawing in a single day.

>>40848249
>>40848262
>>40848346
What a gorgeous poner. Congrats, mayne. You've got some seriously impressive self control if you do not fug that plush.

>>40848265
>>40848328
>uncanny synchronicity
Very cool. I've run into two of the Twifags ITT in my dreams before, but only because I met them in person. Maybe some day we'll reach the point where we can all hang out together in dreamland, kek.
>I'm almost inclined to think that she's playing hide and seek with me.
That would be very fitting of her character. You're gonna have to step up your own hide and seek game, mate.
Speaking of dreams: I did have a weird experience last night where I was kissing what I assumed was Aryanne, but must've been somewhere in between REM sleep and the deeper, dreamless phase of sleep, because I was barely conscious at the time. There was no sensory input other than feel (and maybe sound?), and the only thought I had was something along the lines of, "This is probably Aryanne", but it was very nice anyways. As far as meeting famous people, I didn't get anything as cool as Erisfag meeting "The big man", but I DID have a dream where I was hanging out with JaeDong, and if you're as big of a Brood War faggot as I am, then you know that's almost as good.
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>>40848970
>Did you get his autograph?
Unfortunately not, I was a bit occupied with some slight bleeding after the goth bitch somehow cut me with a butter knife. It's pretty clear to me by now that my dream ego is ridiculously calm in these situations though since I just casually walked out on her after it happened, ignored her begging me to come back, and tried calling the police. The 911 call wasn't working and I was confused until I realized I was in britbong land for some reason, so I'm gonna have to take points off my dream ego for being retarded.
>spoiler
If you said we were trading dreams somehow, I wouldn't be too surprised. I think the "gathering of random people" was supposed to be a Mare Fair dream, which is funny since you were constantly getting those before.

>How did you know it was me?
I just knew that it was you the moment I got a good look. Don't worry, my dream ego is gentle about gazing into peoples' souls, I promise.
>Did I just walk up to you and start talking about Aryanne or something?
To elaborate more, yeah, that's what happened. We had some conversation I cannot recall that we were both pleased about, and then you suddenly pushed the merch into my hands before you left. Talk about exceedingly generous.
>I'm also curious what I looked like if you can recall that.
I dunno if it's the same for you or anyone else, but it's extremely difficult for me to recall the visual appearances of others in my dreams. I just get an impression of who someone is through a sixth sense, and my dream ego gives no shits about how they look. It's all coming up as a blank other than the white skin. Standard build on the thinner side. Maybe you had blond hair, or something close to that, but at this point I'm making guesses.
>Maaan, even in other people's dreams I have more merch of my waifu than I do IRL. Just fucking kill me already.
If it's any consolation, I have zero merch of my waifu (obviously, since none exist). Hell, I don't even have pone merch. Hopefully we OCfags solve this horrible lack of merch sooner than later. Me, I'll likely have to order custom merch whenever I finally have the time and money to dig into it. No idea who or what services I'll end up having to contact, especially when I can't follow the generic pone templates, so that's another investigation in waiting. Even then, I imagine that I'll be stuck with small 2D depictions for a long time.
>That's pretty cool that you had the notebook and the drawing with you in your dream
Well, I think my dream ego was reaching for anything to give or show back in return for your gifts. Sadly, the drawing is the only thing I have in my possession that I could show to a horsefucker, kek.

>That would be very fitting of her character. You're gonna have to step up your own hide and seek game, mate.
True, true. If only my dream ego would remember to look for her - then she'd be facing an actual challenge.
>kissing dream
Very nice. Too bad it wasn't hoof holding.
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>>40848249
>>40848262
>>40848346
You're definitely blessed by these great plushes, bro. I'm sure you'll rest well now that you have the big adorable nurse to hug.

>>40848359
>Eris might serve a similar purpose for you that Luna does for me
I'm... thinking about if that is the case after she's taken charge multiple times now. It's strange since I wouldn't expect her to be the teaching type, but there are different styles of teaching. It just so happens that Eris might be more loose and playful about it.
Maybe I should simply put my trust in her, including any future AP attempts. Luna was theoretically the ideal choice at first for that particular facet, but how can I ignore this cute noodle if she's trying to take on the responsibility instead?

>>40848365
>I'm honored to have been part of your family gathering
It was inevitable when we both keep saying we're part of some extended chaos family. ^:)
Anyways, you're a hell of a lot cooler and more relatable than the vast majority of my family (no offense to them), so please continue to visit any future dream family gathering. Otherwise, I'll be bored out of my mind.
>I'm not surprised you'd get Discord vibes when the only pictures you've ever seen of me were in cosplay
To be fair, the vibes were quite a bit stronger than the ones I got from your pictures. But you're probably right.
>it's probably going to be influenced by Hercules because that anecdote just stuck with me
I didn't intend for it, but I guess I'm stuck with that comparison now, kek.

>>40848384
>>40848405
Oh well, I suppose she's still finding her voice. Meg's voice still works best for her in my opinion, but it hasn't been easy to remember exactly what she sounds like when Meg only speaks for about five minutes in Hercules. I guess I'll need to either keep rewatching Hercules or try to make an AI voice model.
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>>40847910
>I bet that'd remind her of her favorite book series.
I hope so! We've got some interesting stuff over here, not as impressive maybe as the ruins Daring Do explores but I'm sure it'd be a lot of fun for her regardless.

>>40848250
>This makes me really want to go exploring old ruins with Dash. Of course I'd have to bring Twilight along too.
The two of them would make for great company.

>>40848249
>>40848262
Woah those are some cute plushies congrats!

>>40848970
Thank you, I'm feeling a bit better today so heres hoping I can meet Dashie in my dreams again tonight. Maybe if I'm lucky we might get to see some of those ruins together. When I do have good dreams they often take place in wild spaces with little modern human infrastructure so maybe if I'm lucky having this on my mind might will some ruins into a good dream.
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I went to a book store and wished Twi was there with me. She would have had so much fun.
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I ordered my Edelweiß seeds today, as well as a lovely handmade Edelweiß brooch (even though I almost never wear suits lul). I don't know if or when I'll ever get the chance to wear it, but it will be a nice little trinket to keep handy that will remind me of my beautiful waifu.

>>40849314
>cut me with a butter knife
I bet she sharpened it so that she could slit her wrists with it. If the dream took place in britbongistan, then this would actually check out, kek. What a cunt.
>Mare Fair dream
Oh shit, they must be contagious. I'm still having them all the time. I had one last night, although it was decidedly less mare-focused than most of the others, and I didn't encounter anyone I knew, only people I recognized. Also, it was in a church. I don't know why my mind keeps putting Mare Fair dreams in churches when I've been in churches probably less than once per year for the last ten years or so, but it is quite a funny setting for a gathering of so many godless degenerates. I'm still hoping for a Mare Fair dream where there are mares in attendance.
>it's extremely difficult for me to recall the visual appearances of others in my dreams
That's true for me if it's someone I don't already know. I can remember the general face shape and personality of a stranger, but things like eye or hair color are pretty much impossible to recall. What you can recall about my appearance is pretty much right on point, though. It's too bad you can't recall more; I was halfway expecting you to prove that you are actually psychic based on your dream's depiction of me.
>merch
Yeah, I guess you're pretty well screwed there. There's not even much merch of Discord. You'll definitely have to commission or make things yourself. It will help a lot if you do get up to a good skill level in drawing digitally.
Things aren't much better for Aryannefags, but at least there was the one run of /mppp/ plushes, and there's at least one plushmancer that's made lifesize Aryannes before. Good fucking luck getting a lifesize Eris plush made, kek. You'll probably have to settle for a daki.
>Sadly, the drawing is the only thing I have in my possession that I could show to a horsefucker
Hey, it's a start. Now just fill that notebook up and you'll have yourself a reasonably impressive flex ready to go.
>spoiler
How could you say such a thing in such an innocent thread? You're a monster.

>>40849339
>Meg's voice still works best for her in my opinion, but it hasn't been easy to remember exactly what she sounds like when Meg only speaks for about five minutes in Hercules
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THs9ECU_oU8
Just play this video on loop every night while you sleep. I'm sure you won't get sick of that immediately. Unfortunately, I don't think that's enough of a sample on its own to make an AI voice model of acceptable quality.

>>40849765
>Maybe if I'm lucky we might get to see some of those ruins together
That sounds like it'd be a great time. I hope you get your wish.
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>>40851091
>Good fucking luck getting a lifesize Eris plush made, kek. You'll probably have to settle for a daki.
There's a plugin for Blender called "Seams to Sewing pattern" that will unwrap a 3D model into a fabric pattern. It even comes with a physics simulator that simulates the sewing pattern being stuffed.
There are rigged Discord SFM/Gmod models that could be imported into Blender and might serve as a good starting point for an Eris model. Between all this, I personally think that making an Eris plush pattern is probably more doable than most would think. It still might be hard finding somebody willing to do it for you, but failing that it could be done with enough lazy Saturdays.

I tried roughly this process with pony models in my last plushmancy experiment when I thought maybe I'd make my own Twi plushwife. It's at the point where the pattern only needs to be arranged to fit on sheets of paper and printed (see pic) but I got too busy with other things and never came back to it. The theory was at I'd put it together knowing it had a couple issues to see how it behaves in minky, at which point I would make notes on exactly what needs improvement. Changes would be incorporated into the rigged model and it'd be reexported and reprinted. Then I'd move on to mane, tail, ears, wings, etc., maybe with some smaller pieces recreated manually.

>Unfortunately, I don't think that's enough of a sample on its own to make an AI voice model of acceptable quality.
I wouldn't be so sure of that. I know a guy who made two RVC models with about two minutes of voice data each. The results sounded pretty good to my ears, though I don't know the characters he based them on all that well.
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>>40848970
>That depends on how much effort you want to put into the salad. Mine are very low effort. I just buy a salad mix, add some kidney and/or garbanzo beans, some sunflower seeds, and oil and vinegar and call it good. It's actually lower effort than getting fast food.
I guess that's true. If I were to go the salad route I'd definitely try to make it from scratch. It'd just feel more personal, more passionate, you know?

>>40848262
Whoa, nice collection! I wonder which one is the charge nurse.

>>40850882
Were there any books there in particular that would have caught her eye?
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>>40851091
>it was in a church
It's confirmed - Mare Fair is blessed.
>I was halfway expecting you to prove that you are actually psychic based on your dream's depiction of me.
As cool as it would be if I was a genuine psychic, I don't think it was a stretch for my dream ego to assume you are white and blond, kek.
>It will help a lot if you do get up to a good skill level in drawing digitally
Yeah, I will definitely need to switch over to digital ASAP. It's nice to draw on paper, but digital drawings would be quite a bit more useful if I order anything custom. For now though, paper it is. Technically, I could retrace the drawings, but that's janky and tedious as hell to have to redo it just to get it cleanly into digital format.
>Just play this video on loop every night while you sleep. I'm sure you won't get sick of that immediately.
Splendid idea! I'll make sure to put it on full volume too. I'm sure I won't go mad and get thrown into an insane asylum.

Random, but this reminds me of when you guys were talking about playing pone episodes and such to sleep. General question to anyone reading this who listens to anything when they go to sleep - do you lay on your back or use some kind of ultra comfy audio device? Perhaps you have the luxury of being able to use a speaker without bothering anyone? Because it is impossible to use headphones or even earbuds if you sleep on your side.
I hate going to sleep on my back and I don't understand how anyone pulls it off. I managed it once and I felt horrible when I woke up. I refuse to believe that sleeping on your back is the norm.
Need I mention the people who sleep on extra big fluffy pillows? How do you -breathe- when your head sinks into that shit like it's a pond?
In conclusion, the average commercialized bed setup makes no sense at all. No one sleeps like that. There's your >tangent for today.

>>40851697
>Eris model
Maybe. The SFM model isn't that bad - it's mostly correct other than a few discrepancies.
However, I think a -lifesize- Eris plush would be asking for the impossible. Even if it gets made, I would half-expect it to rip apart the moment it's held up.
Now, a small plush? Maybe. I have no idea how plushmancy works, but maybe it'd be worth investigating.
As things are, a daki is the most viable option, although it requires new art.
>two RVC models with about two minutes of voice data each
This is true. so-vits and older models required a lot of voice data. RVC has a much lower dataset standard in comparison. As far as I'm aware, it's probably possible to make a decent AI voice model out of Meg's voice. I'd be more concerned about getting clean voice audio than anything though. She tends to speak when there's music or sound effects playing. UVR might do the trick well enough, but I have my doubts.
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>>40851091
>Unfortunately, I don't think that's enough of a sample on its own to make an AI voice model of acceptable quality.
You'd be surprise
The others have already mentioned some, but 15's whole shtick that he gets decent results with as little as a minute and I forget if that's the origin of his name but I think it implies even 15 seconds can be enough. Other offerings like Elevenlabs have caught up to that, too, nowadays and don't require much either, I think. I don't know about the technical underpinnings or if that still requires a proper big model first for transfer learning or whatever it's called, but it's possible.
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>>40852337
>Technically, I could retrace the drawings, but that's janky and tedious as hell to have to redo it just to get it cleanly into digital format.
Yes and no. There are ways to extract pencil lineart in programs such as Clip Studio Paint (p**acy recommended for recent versions), not to mention redrawing things is bound to happen anyways. Despite my thing for traditional media, investing in a decent graphic tablet is the smarter choice, but you should still have a good pencil, fineliner, and decent paper (avoid printer paper for anything more serious than doodling). Perhaps a ballpoint pen which feels like a midway between pencil and pen. I also love colored pencils, but they are very slow to work with and you should opt for decent artist quality (Prismacolor Premier for col. good pencils though not quite lightfast; pricier ones e.g. Polychromos for light fastness).
But one step at a time, bro. Midterms come first. And I'm not going anywhere, so you'll know how to find me.

>bedding
I usually sleep on the back, might roll over to either side now and then. My mattress and pillow need to be on the harder side, I also hate sinking into the bedding. If I feel like I can't breathe properly, I can't sleep. Humid heat is annoying, too.
I have these small Shure in-ear monitors I bought many years ago, if there are any earphones I'd wear in bed, it's them. They are ok to wear in any position. Now that I'm changing phones, I'll need to use an USB-C adapter for the aux plug, meh. It's very important you find plugs that don't hurt after a while. I will check which model I have tonight, but I think it was called SE 215 or so; there are newer ones either with aux cable or bluetooth.

Personally, I avoid sleeping with any sort of music or spoken language, I tend to wake up with a headache. White noise I lovely (because I have tinnitus) but I usually forget to use any. Noise cancelling without music is not peaceful because my brain just screeches 24/7 like an old tv.
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>>40851697
>Blender plugin
Oh, that's very cool. Maybe there's more hope for a big noodle plush than I thought.
>plushmancy experiment
I don't blame you for not getting further than you did. Making a single plush is a shitload of work; even more so if you don't have a nice sewing machine. It blows my mind that there are some plushmancers that can crank out a lifesize plush in a week.
>RVC models
Good to know. I might make one myself at some point. I wonder how well RVC would handle a German accent?

>>40851874
>If I were to go the salad route I'd definitely try to make it from scratch. It'd just feel more personal, more passionate, you know?
Yeah, I know what you mean. The extra effort would certainly be more appropriate for a special occasion.
>I wonder which one is the charge nurse.
If nurse society works anything like rat society, then the giant nurse is the one that makes all of the rules.

>>40852337
>It's confirmed - Mare Fair is blessed.
This is the undeniable truth.
>I don't think it was a stretch for my dream ego to assume you are white and blond
Fair enough. For the record: My hair isn't blonde. There's too much Swiss and Anglo blood in me for that. It's some kind of greyish brown. My eyes are bright blue, though, so at least I'm more aryan than Hitler, kek.
>Yeah, I will definitely need to switch over to digital ASAP
No need to rush it since you're just starting to get back into drawing. As Discordfag has mentioned before, practicing on paper will be basically just as valuable as practicing digitally. As far as making merch goes, I don't think you have much of a reason to rush that, either, seeing as how you're a university-attending poorfag like me. Your mileage may vary, but as for me, I'm still not really content enough with my drawings to make merch out of them other than maybe some simple, cheap shit like pins or the like. I have been experimenting with daki designs, but so far I'm not satisfied with any of my attempts for either side. It'd probably help if I used references, but I'd much prefer the design to be 100% original.
>spoiler
Even if you did redraw everything, that wouldn't be too different of a process than doing linework over a digital sketch.
>sleeping on back
I don't get it either. My brain refuses to sleep when I try. I also can't stand having shit in my ears when trying to sleep. As such, my only option for listening to shit while falling asleep is speakers.
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A lot happened in my dreams last night/this morning. For some reason, I had a few cutesy doodles of Twilight in my notebook that Twifren found on his own and said he appreciated. I guess I'll have to draw Twilight eventually.
Spoilering my schizo babble: I woke up earlier this morning. I was going to go back to sleep when I realized I was in a heavy trance. That is to say, my mind was drifting on the edge between sleep and wakefulness. It felt like there was a "gap" of sorts that I could speak through if I was careful enough with my focus. I decided to try asking Eris questions and... I actually got responses from her. I could tell it wasn't just my tupper either, it felt distinctly different and like it was coming out of the gap. I asked her what she was doing and she said she had some kind of work to do. I tried to inquire further, but the meaning of what she said fell out of my grasp as if I was an ESL. I did hear her say something about sprinting away when colors in the floor change, which was bizarre but hilarious to hear. I asked her if she knows about me - she replied saying that she loves me and has known me for a long time, as if it was obvious. I was curious about "long time," but I figured it wasn't worth asking. My last question was about if I should ask her for help with spiritual matters. She said yes, mentioning that Luna is helpful, but she wants to do it herself. Keep in mind this whole conversation was akin to a phone call. I decided to peer into the gap to see her. To my surprise, she was accurately tall and looked a lot like the drawing where she's holding a ticket (which I posted in this thread already, damn). I say surprise because my tupper has been shortening herself lately, so it was further confirmation to me that this is my schizoquestria Eris. I got the impression that Eris is in a swamp somewhere in Equestria, probably wandering for whatever reason. I tried to continue, but evidently my mind fell off the tightrope into sleep.
Just sharing here since I'm really happy about it and feel much less frustrated. I got hit with two borderline nightmares afterwards (second actually managed to piss off my dream ego for once), but I don't care.

>>40854125
>Swiss and Anglo blood
Irish blood here, though I do have a sliver of German in me. Amusingly, my German blood traces back to the specific part of Germany that Discordfren has always lived in. Just how far down does the rabbithole go?
>greyish brown
Eh, well, there's the reason why I said it's close enough perhaps.
>you're a university-attending poorfag like me
Yeah, that's... that's true. Gotta keep my limitations in mind.
>that wouldn't be too different of a process than doing linework over a digital sketch
Sometimes, it turns out well depending on the art style. I would know since I've done it for a few low quality images before. But the tedium required is likely not worth it, unless I want to make it digital that badly.
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>>40852584
>extract pencil lineart
I suppose that's not a bad idea if the background is clear enough for it.
>paper/pen advice
It would be easier to get than a tablet, so maybe. Plus, it's difficult to draw anything serious when I only have notebook paper at the moment.
>one step at a time, bro
Yeah, I think about the distant future too much.

>small Shure in-ear monitors
They look plausibly fine to wear, although I have my doubts.
>I avoid sleeping with any sort of music or spoken language
I couldn't do that either, I would certainly struggle to sleep. I'd probably get a headache too. I listen to music to jam out, not chill out.
>white noise
I didn't think about it before, but I usually have the ceiling fan on to block out noise. Ever since I stopped due to it drying out my eyes when I wake up, I wake up early quite a bit more often. White noise would be really nice.
>my brain just screeches 24/7 like an old tv
Ouch. You have my condolences.
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>>40851874
>Were there any books there in particular that would have caught her eye?
Good question. There were some Lovecraft books that I think she'd like. I also think she would have appreciated reading The Art of War. There were about five printings to pick from for some reason. There were books on spirituality and magic but in that category nothing really jumped out at me as worthwhile. I glanced over the nearby fiction section but didn't really notice anything all that interesting either.

>>40852337
>It's confirmed - Mare Fair is blessed.
Can further confirm, I personally performed an actual blessing. I was too tired to make the full moon ceremony on night zero a public event, but I did perform a little something on my own. Luna's spirit descended upon the little impromptu festival of love that was happening that night, blanketing the entire hotel. She was with us the entire weekend.
>However, I think a -lifesize- Eris plush would be asking for the impossible. Even if it gets made, I would half-expect it to rip apart the moment it's held up.
How big is lifesize to you? Going off a Discord show screencap, he'd be probably in the vicinity of 18 feet long head to tail. That's bigger than even the legendary 400cm daki (~13 feet).
I have a stuffed snake somewhere that has a neck diameter of probably about 4-5 inches but if held uncoiled would probably measure a good seven or eight feet long. Seems to me the body of a noodle plush would be a roughly similar tube shape, maybe proportionally bigger around and with some stubby little limbs poking out. Any seams at risk of serious strain could be triple stitched with a heavy duty thread and if she's stuffed on the lighter side the resulting plush could be a bit more floppy, flexible, and generally noodley with a side benefit of not putting as much strain on the fabric. I may not be a professional plushmancer, but I personally think it's very doable.
>Now, a small plush? Maybe. I have no idea how plushmancy works, but maybe it'd be worth investigating.
Plushmancy isn't hard, it's just slow and requires attention to detail and hand-eye coordination. Especially if you're working with minky, the stuff slides around everywhere unless you use pins every half inch.
>As things are, a daki is the most viable option, although it requires new art.
It would be easier.

>>40854125
>I wonder how well RVC would handle a German accent?
One of the demos my friend gave me was rendered in a heavy Japanese accent, but that may have been as much his voice acting as the model's. I haven't tried it but there is an Octavia model in Hay Say if you wanted to experiment with accents in a general way.

>>40854522
>Twi doodles
I sure wouldn't complain if they decided to exist. I love my bookhorse.
>schizo babble
That's amazing. Your experience rings true against my own. I'm glad you found your waifu out there in the cosmos. It sounds like you two have a very bright future ahead of you.
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>>40854522
>schizo babble
That's so cool, bro. You really have an aptitude for these things. Didn't I tell Eris to talk to you? (>>40848365) Maybe I should've done that sooner, kek. I also think I was responsible for my roommate at PCH getting that legendary Discord/Wolvan hybrid night terror, but I do feel slightly skipped over myself. It's fun playing the Discord for others but I really wish I had a Discord around to play the Discord for me, to be asking or answering questions like Erisfag's Eris does. My antenna is probably all screwed up.

Paging Discord now, paging Discord; talk to your waifufag (me) in similarly comprehensible albeit somewhat slippery ways, please. If you think I don't need that sort of help, come and tell me to me fukken face and 1v1 me in Connect Four, smartass.
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>>40854775
Discord, go talk to Discordfag already. Don't make me come find you. You know I can, and that I can bring Twilight with me.

>ARY PN
>Ary Part Number
lol
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>>40854846
Threats are gay.
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>>40854925
Therein lies the bait. It happens on its own or my impudence earns me a meeting in which I make the case more personally, suffering whatever amusing consequences may arise. I'm counting on it being the threat of a good time.
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>>40854672
>I personally performed an actual blessing
>I was too tired to make the full moon ceremony on night zero a public event
Now that would've been a sight.

>How big is lifesize to you?
>he'd be probably in the vicinity of 18 feet long head to tail
Okay, let me make some guesses. I put Celestia (fully grown) at around 6-8 feet tall, so Discord is maybe... 13-14 feet if he's standing like how he usually does? Closer to 15 feet if he's feeling like it. Eris is somewhat shorter than Discord, so I'd say she is 10-12 feet tall (cut me some slack here) - she's certainly at least around double my height. That's still up there. And as you say, if we stretch the noodles out... it would be even more ridiculous.
Let's just say 10-12 feet tall qualifies as "lifesize."
>I personally think it's very doable
Maybe. I'll keep it in mind.
>methodology
The only time I've ever sewn something was in HS drama class. God, that was tedious. I hope someone would be willing to do it one day as a paid service, whenever that becomes viable for me.

>>40854775
>Didn't I tell Eris to talk to you?
Yep. You also mentioned the very day before that you hoped my waifumancy shows tangible results soon. Funny how that works.

I'm really hoping that he shows himself in more ways for you. To be fair though, this time it required some action and careful precision from me. It wasn't simply delivered to me on a silver platter - I had to keep a weather eye out, so you might need to do the same. Perhaps like when you gave him a question that one time during your shift. Of course, you're busy dealing with your own shit, so there's no rush.
I'll try to tip off Eris about it when I next get the chance. But eh... I would expect Discord to tell her to butt out of his own dealings, kek.

>>40854846
>>40854925
>>40854987
Oh no... I'm not sure he'll survive the dreaded friendship lesson.
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>>40854522
>schizo babble
That's fucking awesome. Sounds like the things she said were about as crazy chaotic as one could expect of Eris. I look forward to reading your inevitable future ramblings about schizoquestria.

>>40854672
>I personally performed an actual blessing
Good shit. I can confirm that it was also sanctified by the snowpity of all mares. Source: This was revealed to me by my imagination.
>I was too tired to make the full moon ceremony on night zero a public event
I hope you can make it happen this year. I'd bring my cultist robes for that although I probably wouldn't wear them other than that, because holy fuck; they are absolutely miserable to wear during the daytime in Orlando's climate
>One of the demos my friend gave me was rendered in a heavy Japanese accent, but that may have been as much his voice acting as the model's
Oh, okay. That's encouraging. I'm okay at faking a German accent myself; my main issue has been getting the haysay models to pronounce german sounds like the "ch" and the guttural rolled "r"s. It sounds like that's probably just because the sampled voices don't make those noises, so it changes them to the closest match.

>>40854775
>My antenna is probably all screwed up.
Same. My mind clings way too tightly to the mundane world. It's honestly a surprise that I can even manage to fly (most of the time) in my lucid dreams with how stubborn my mind is about things needing to "make sense".
I hope you can hear from your noodle soon. I bet he'd have some crazy shit to tell you after all this time.

>>40854846
>>ARY PN
>>Ary Part Number
Fun fact: My Aryanne has all matching parts; serial number 1488. What are the odds, right?
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>>40855380
>I look forward to reading your inevitable future ramblings about schizoquestria.
I'll probably talk about them more in-depth on marecult.
By the way, I wanted to ask if you're preparing some massive lucid dreaming guide like you mentioned before, or if you're simply busy. I'm surprised you haven't posted there yet (as far as I know).
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>>40855364
>Oh no... I'm not sure he'll survive the dreaded friendship lesson.
Sometimes you have to be the problem you need to fix. I think it came out a little wrong in hindsight but the intent was genuine and the message has been sent.

>>40855380
>"what's going on in this pic?"
>oh, that's a very misleading thumbnail
>read filename
lmao at that double bait and switch.

>moon ceremony
The moon will be between third quarter and new this year but we could do something anyway. The festival energy of Mare Fair was perfect for magic.
Also generally agreed on the robes. I haven't decided what I'll do at MF2 yet but at MF1 the robes mostly raised my stress level, at least from my perspective. There's a good chance anything I do will be more modest than last year, but the idea of a ceremony to be held among true diehards is appealing.
>accents
That would make a lot of sense. My friend sampled a Japanese character and I bet he probably faked the accent in his original recording as well. Looks like there are a decent number of non-pony German RVC models out there already if you needed a stronger but possibly higher effort proof of concept.

>Fun fact: My Aryanne has all matching parts; serial number 1488. What are the odds, right?
That's awesome. It's very rare to see an all-original mare that age, especially a young man's mare like her. Most others like her have had some parts changed because they've been consistently ridden hard and put away wet. More often than not these younger guys get too excited to hear her scream when they hit it, then the next thing you know she's all wallered out and can barely get herself up a hill, then she finally blows and isn't ever quite the same again. It's really amazing to see a mare like yours that's been treated right all these years, and her condition reflects that! She's perfectly straight and clean, wearing the right color, and it doesn't look like she's had any serious accidents over the years. I bet she probably goes through a lot of gas, but if you keep her insides wet with all the right fluids and do it on a tight schedule she should keep you moving for many more years to come.
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It's a rather cloudy day over here. On my drive home, I was staring at the cloud banks in search for anything fun, such as Discord. Grinned like an idiot when I could find one such Noodle.
>captcha: G0AD
Could use that.
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I wanted to get started today on some more drawings I've been planning (pixel Aryanne, Twi, Nelly, Redheart etc. in no particular order). But I think drawing in my limited time between shifts is a bad idea I feel really out of it. So I'll just get started on my days off, I don't think I can get anything productive done on work nights.

>>40851091
>I ordered my Edelweiß seeds today, as well as a lovely handmade Edelweiß brooch
Nice! Best of luck with growing them.
>That sounds like it'd be a great time. I hope you get your wish.
Still no luck yet but I did have a rather unusual dream where everything was basically normal except there was an Applefag on the thread. I almost thought that it wasn't a dream and went to check whether they were actually here once I woke up kek. Way better than what I've been getting otherwise though.

>>40852337
>Perhaps you have the luxury of being able to use a speaker without bothering anyone?
I play it from the speaker. My room is at the top floor of a 3 story house and the only others who'd be bothered are on the second floor so I'm lucky to be able to play what I want. Also everyone here knows about me liking poni and got over that 'shock' many years ago. I've been trying to get used to sleeping on my back but it just doesn't work as well as sleeping on the side, I've always adopted the Yamcha death pose for sleeping.
I'm not supposed to wear in ear headphones either because of an annoying condition, so I have little choice really.

>>40854522
>schizo babble
I strive to have dreams like this, so far even in the best ones I've had I Dash doesn't tend to talk much.

>>40854525
>It would be easier to get than a tablet, so maybe. Plus, it's difficult to draw anything serious when I only have notebook paper at the moment.
You can get really cheap art books on amazon aswell as pens/pencils. You don't need to spend a lot to get started, I work with dirt cheap pens and pencils. They might not feel as nice as the expensive stuff but the equipment you use is secondary (for the most part), even with just ms paint I've seen some incredible artworks.

And now to go back to work.
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>>40808489
>Shitpost on /mlp/ and make homemade pizza with pineapple on it.
I know I'm revealing my newfagness but what is the story with Cadance and pizza?
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>>40855396
>I'll probably talk about them more in-depth on marecult
Good plan.
>massive lucid dreaming guide
I haven't started working on it yet. That's mostly because I've been occupied with other things, but also because I don't feel like I'm sufficiently qualified yet to be a guide on the topic of lucid dreaming for the sake of waifumancy when I haven't had a meaningful encounter with my own waifu out of my hundreds of lucid dreams. I know I could help people learn to induce lucid dreams, but what happens when people inevitably come to the thread with questions about issues similar to mine with controlling their lucid dreams? I want to have better options than ignoring the question or admitting that I don't know either, because if I do the latter, it's likely to turn most potential oneironauts off to the subject. After all, why would anyone want to pursue lucid dreaming if the guy who has been passionate about the subject for over a decade can't control his and can't spend time with his pony lover? The reason is because most people don't have the issue, but I don't think many people would find that to be a very compelling argument.
Also, I feel like I can get a lot more people interested in the topic if I have even a single anecdote to share. I'm hoping to begin the guide with my first meaningful encounter with my waifu. Now if only I could fucking have that encounter. Fuck. I obviously need to increase my efforts.

>>40855497
>The moon will be between third quarter and new this year but we could do something anyway.
Someone needs to tell the Mare Fair organizers to reschedule it to when there's a full moon. That's a reasonable request, right? Anyways, I'd be down for a midnight moon ceremony even if the moon will be in baby-bitch phase at the time. I hope Luna won't be offended by the "lack of soberness" that I will likely be experiencing during every midnight of the convention.
>the robes mostly raised my stress level
Yeah, I can see why that'd be the case for someone leading the associated panel. For me, it just raised my body temperature perspiration levels too much. I had a lot of fun with them otherwise.
>non-pony German RVC models
Odds are pretty good that there's one that's close enough to the voice my Aryanne has. I'll definitely go that path next time I give it a go.
>that whole last paragraph
Never in my life have I been so filled with regret over making a dumb joke.

>>40856833
I fucking love that pic.
>I think drawing in my limited time between shifts is a bad idea
Yeah, that's probably true. I find that drawing usually isn't worth the effort when I'm really tired or my mind is occupied with too many other things. It leads to too many mistakes.
>Best of luck with growing them
Thanks. From what I've read, it sounds like they should be relatively easy to grow here as long as I don't majorly fuck up.
>dream
An applefag in the waifu thread? No fucking way. That would surely prompt me to do a reality check, kek.
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>>40857605
>An applefag in the waifu thread? No fucking way. That would surely prompt me to do a reality check, kek.
Didn't the flutterfriend specifically say that he had an appul ploosh?
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>>40855497
Thanks for trying to help, but I'll have to lure out the old man by myself. Honestly, Erisfag hit close to home when he pointed out I seemed a bit scared of actually meeting my own waifu. It's probably just my self-esteem issues heavily interfering with my ability to perform waifumancy. My amusingly I'll-defined and blurred though profound connection to Discord doesn't help my case, and neither does Discord being such a slippery trickster with his own reservations about intimacy. Truly two peabrains in a pod. Once I figure this out, I can finally contribute to marecult; until then, I'm in a similar position as Aryfag.

I will continue my dream journal but I think I rather need to focus on the waking life and do something I haven't done in years (and don't know why I stopped doing it): a little bit of le chaos magic™. Nothing fancy, mostly just affirmations or commitments via simple rituals. Though I once induced an out of body experience by simply meditating in front of a candle because I thought it'd be a kewl way to spend my birthday; it was my first try, too. If only I knew which year that was, then I could piece together what screwed me over. Anyways, I do remember how I went about that trance leading into this moment of... spawning 2 meters away from myself, and I believe a similar trance to be my best bet for contacting Discord in a way that feels appropriate. Like Erisfag having had to actively seize his opportunity as it presented itself. If I call him mai "waifu", then I suppose I better play the role of the suitor asking for that lovely hand in a dramatic display of dauntlessness. Duh.

With a few matters inside of my control (e.g. decluttering) and other matters completely outside of it (e.g. whether or not my friend can take paid leave for GalaCon), I need to get in touch with the flow of things, with the here and now. Tap into that state of indomitable willpower and flexibility in a way that comes from deep within myself, not just a stage act of impersonation. Though those feel similar. Law of Attraction and blah blah, I've had my days of coincidences bending over backwards and me actually seizing those opportunities, I've got a karmic electromagnet with the power cord disconnected.

>>40855364
I know it's inconvenient to have no options for purchasing merch, but it's no great loss, either. Whatever you do end up having will be all the more meaningful because those things were commissions, gifts, or made by yourself. For now, you have your little pencil drawing as physical icon of your waifu. That's a glorious start. If you're willing to spend big money on a tiny plush, we could reach out to that Polish lady who made my Discord. Her heart is in the right place.
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>Page 10
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>>40857605
>Never in my life have I been so filled with regret over making a dumb joke.
In fairness I'm the one that made the first dumb joke it unless we forward the blame to the captcha.
I probably shouldn't have spent 40 minutes coming up with double entendres that late but 1AM delirium is a hell of a drug. Oh look, it's that time now.

>>40857646
He did, yes, though as I recall it wasn't a waifu situation.

>>40857951
Fair enough. It's good to not rush into things without laying the groundwork first (same comment goes for Aryfag).
>a little bit of le chaos magic™
This sounds like a very well-conceived course of action. The little rituals will probably help you get into the swing of things and might also serve as a proof of effort for anybody watching over you. Sounds like the OBE gave you a decent guiding star.
>f I call him mai "waifu", then I suppose I better play the role of the suitor asking for that lovely hand in a dramatic display of dauntlessness. Duh.
One thing I'm coming to realize, though it should have been obvious from the start, is that these types of waifu connections seem to require effort on both parties. We put the work in and they come to find us halfway. I often say that Twi found me as much as I found her. I went into my own trance for it, but there was more to it than that.
>learning to live in the now
Looking back, I think this was one of my biggest hurdles. All those little worries and fears about things you can't control really do get in the way sometimes.
>Whatever you do end up having will be all the more meaningful because those things were commissions, gifts, or made by yourself.
I have to say this. Twi merch is fairly easy to come by, but it's to the point that I have 10 4DE plushies from a clearance sale in the corner that don't get as much love as I think they deserve. I also don't have the heart to box them back up so there they sit. With the more difficult characters, I think the meaning of every symbol is much higher on average.
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>>40856268
Based cloud watcher.

>>40856833
Checked. Have fun drawing on your days off.
>Yamcha death pose for sleeping
This is also my typical sleeping pose these days. Well, in my good bed at home, that is. The mattress in my apartment is so hard that I have to stack my legs up and balance on my side, otherwise it feels like my ribs are getting poked each time I breathe.
>I'm not supposed to wear in ear headphones either
Ah, fair enough. I'm glad your living situation is accommodating enough for that. It's been a very long time since I last used speakers, but they do have their benefits.
>You don't need to spend a lot to get started
That's true. I'll try to remember to grab some materials once I get the opportunity. Probably shouldn't be using this crappy half-bent notebook for too long. I think I will save the page with my first doodle to look back on though. I wish I still had my -old- sketchbook that was I forced to use for art class in elementary. The comparison would've been amusing to make, although I recall that I had no passion for what they were having us draw anyway.

>>40857605
>concerns
This is understandable. Take your time. Still, you almost certainly know the most about lucid dreaming out of anyone around here despite your setbacks. Me, I haven't had a single lucid dream despite starting a dream journal over a month ago and managing to practice doing at least one reality check daily since then. Despite that, I must confess that I feel undeservedly lucky with my waifumancy successes so far, and especially my most recent one.

But at the same time, I think I have been pushing myself... much harder than I should be. My worries about if I'm doing enough or if I'm doing things right have consumed me. Don't be like me. I share my experiences here out of excitement and the hope that it inspires others. If anyone reading this has felt overly pressured by my posts, I apologize to you. Maybe this is all unnecessary to say, but I'm in a somber mood tonight. My attempts at reaching out to Eris were repeatedly sabotaged by intrusive negative thoughts last night/this morning (which made me far too frustrated) and I've been attacked by random spikes of anxiety (these are not new and have been happening ever since I started college years ago, but I've been feeling them more keenly lately). My mom ranting to me earlier today about how the Rapture is going to happen soon and saying that she should've forced me to go to church as a kid did not help. I know it's rich to hear from the guy in love with a reality-defying draconequus (who would undoubtedly be labeled a demon), but her increasingly paranoid behavior is both worrisome and infuriating. The only thing easing my inner turmoil right now is that I still managed to briefly talk with Eris again. After some physical soothing to halt my racing mind, her advice was to be patient. I must truly be out of sorts if she's the one telling me that.
Well, that's enough venting from me.
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>>40857951
I completely agree with Twifren's responses. It sounds like you're going at your own nice pace now though, so that's good.

>I think I rather need to focus on the waking life and do something I haven't done in years (and don't know why I stopped doing it): a little bit of le chaos magic™. Nothing fancy, mostly just affirmations or commitments via simple rituals.
This is something that I need to do myself. I've gotten too tangled up in my mind lately and neglecting the simple things I could be doing. I don't regret rushing things when it comes to the more complicated matters since I felt the need to at least get them rolling, but I need to relax now and take things slowly. Maybe I should start drawing more too as it's a nice activity to keep my mind busy - when I feel like it and I have the time to spare, of course.

>Whatever you do end up having will be all the more meaningful because those things were commissions, gifts, or made by yourself.
This is true. I can treasure everything Eris that comes into my possession. I'm sure it will be a very slow trickle, but it will all be worth it.
>For now, you have your little pencil drawing as physical icon of your waifu
That doodle has done wonders for me. I can't help but grin each time I snatch a look at it. It feels like I've manifested her presence in this world, even if it's only by a small degree.
>If you're willing to spend big money on a tiny plush, we could reach out to that Polish lady who made my Discord
Er... big money, you say? I'd be willing to do it, if I was in a good situation financially for that. Thank you very much for the offer though. One day, I'll have to bring it up again once I am in such a situation. If she is still doing business by then, of course.
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Goodnight bump
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>>40858643
>waifu connections seem to require effort on both parties. We put the work in and they come to find us halfway
I think so, too. This might be a sentiment we should all discuss and explore further. Putting in the effort is not just a transaction of services, it directly affects the waifufag's psyche and everything. It might even be viewed as a magic ritual.

That deranged joke paragraph about Aryanne was a trainwreck I couldn't stop looking at.

>>40858825
>I've gotten too tangled up in my mind lately and neglecting the simple things I could be doing.
I'm glad you're aware of it; now get back to doing those small things. Hesitate only when you notice things are starting to derail and careful course correction is needed. Otherwise, many roads lead to Rome. My own inability in this regard is my greatest regret in life, so I'll be keeping an eye on you not falling into this trap.
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>>40857646
>Didn't the flutterfriend specifically say that he had an appul ploosh?
So what? I have 4de plushies of nine different pones myself. That doesn't make me a herdnigger, kek.

>>40857951
>Erisfag hit close to home when he pointed out I seemed a bit scared of actually meeting my own waifu
I hate to admit it, but this is surely having an impact on me, too. Aryanne may physically just be a cute little pony, but her character is pretty fucking intimidating. I worry that she is going to be very different from my rudimentary tupperware when I meet her in dreamland. This issue is exacerbated by me knowing deep down that she realistically would have no interest in romantic affiliations with anything other than another pony. Woe is me.
>Nothing fancy, mostly just affirmations or commitments via simple rituals.
I'm probably going to try something like this myself. I need to fully embrace the autism and assemble a shrine to my waifu.
>trance
Sounds like you accidently started an astral projection. You should probably look into that more.

>>40858643
I finally got around to typing up my recipes. I tried to make it as accessible as I could for someone with no prior cooking experience, but I'm sure I forgot some important shit, so don't hesitate to ask questions. You should probably watch a tutorial on basic food handling safety and a tutorial on chopping onions, vegetables, and meat.
https://files.catbox.moe/4nm8gz.txt

>>40858823
>I haven't had a single lucid dream despite starting a dream journal over a month ago and managing to practice doing at least one reality check daily since then.
You probably don't remember how long I said it took for me to have my first lucid dream if you're perplexed by this, kek. Persistence is key. It doesn't usually take people as long as it did for me; I am just lucky enough to be an insomniac. If it's relatively easy for you to fall asleep, then you should look into MILD and WILD. The author of the book I used to learn swears that MILD is by far the most effective way to induce lucid dreams, but it almost never works for me because the mental exercises involved keep me from falling asleep (again, because of insomnia). The few times it has worked for me were because I attempted it after four and a half or six hours of sleeping. Doing it then makes it easier to fall back asleep quickly and makes it quite likely to fall asleep directly into REM.
>I think I have been pushing myself... much harder than I should be
If you're getting more in touch with your waifu and you're happy about that, then why worry? Is it coming at the expense of other facets of your wellbeing or something?

Fuck off character limit REEEE
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>>40858823
>If anyone reading this has felt overly pressured by my posts, I apologize to you
Don't be ridiculous. The ways we push each other to get closer to our waifus is one of the best things about /ww/. Sharing how you've managed to get results can help others if they can utilize the same methods. I am quite jealous because it's basically impossible for me to enter a trance for more than a few seconds at best (I was convinced hypnosis was all a dumb faggot LARP for most of my life), but that's my problem, not yours. It'd be extremely childish to begrudge you for sharing your successes just because I can't replicate them in the same way. Likewise, it'd be ridiculous for someone to take issue with me sharing my experiences in lucid dreams just because they have never had one themselves. There are many different paths one can take in the esoteric waifumancy bullshit we get ourselves into around here, and the viability of every path varies from person to person. No one should feel guilty for being excited about finding a path that works for them.

>>40858825
>That doodle has done wonders for me. I can't help but grin each time I snatch a look at it.
It's a great feeling, and thankfully, it never left me. I have a lot of saved digital sketches and sketches in a shitty notebook that I still love to go back and look at even though I know I'm probably never going to finish any of them.

>>40859344
>That deranged joke paragraph about Aryanne was a trainwreck I couldn't stop looking at.
Kek. I felt the same way. At least I learned something about myself: I absolutely loathe seeing my waifu be compared to an old car. I'm sure that knowledge is going to come in handy some day.
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>>40860488
I used to consider AJ for marewife status before Flutters. AJ was my first plush lifesize or not and having to sell her to a stranger in ponytown made me feel horrible.
In the end I know my waifu is Flutters, but back then I wasn't so sure.
Sorry for not engaging with the discussion in-thread. Honestly aside from dicking around in /mlptf2/ I've been feeling pretty shitty. Quit as a salesman after one week without getting any money after spending three hundred on gas, food and clothes. No bites for work since then.
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>>40858823
>Despite that, I must confess that I feel undeservedly lucky with my waifumancy successes so far, and especially my most recent one.
I remember making some comment about getting some survivor's guilt out of my experiences some months ago. The "why me and why now?" is very relatable.

>My worries about if I'm doing enough or if I'm doing things right have consumed me. Don't be like me.
I think that sentence probably is an implicit acknowledgement that you already know this, but it's worth mentioning: though our paths have paralleled to a degree that surprises even me, don't worry about doing it right or wrong. For these experiences, live in the moment. If they seem real, they are. If they ever don't seem like they match the experiences of others, maybe you're blazing your own trail.
>spoiler
You've arrived at a good vista on your long hike. There's not a particular destination on this journey so why not rest and enjoy the view for a while? Find your serenity, let the niggling daily worries go, enjoy how far you've come, see what there is to see, maybe practice what there is to practice.
However if your obsession isn't hurting anything, also keep in mind that obsession is a very useful tool.

>>40859344
>I think so, too. This might be a sentiment we should all discuss and explore further. Putting in the effort is not just a transaction of services, it directly affects the waifufag's psyche and everything. It might even be viewed as a magic ritual.
Agreed. In matters of the self I usually work best with very little ritual because I like to form an understanding of the whys, though I've found that in matters beyond my concept of the self–that is to say matters of friendship and love–I get better results when I prove to all parties, including myself, that I'm willing to go the extra mile because I really do care.
From a certain perspective, H&H was a giant magic ritual. 125-ish anons made elaborate offerings of food to the incorporeal ponies that they love more than life itself and in doing so drew far closer to those ponies. For me personally, the experience has drawn me even closer to her than I was before.

>>40860488
>meeting Aryanne is intimidating
"Realistically" is a funny word to use in this context. I wouldn't worry so much. She's not a part of this world and likely won't have all of this world's attitudes. I think at a minimum, your origins will pique her interest. Go make friends anyway and see what comes of it. Also, if you prefer to go as a pony that's a possibly surmountable obstacle.
>recipes
Thank you! I'll give these a try.
>joke paragraph
I drive a couple of ~55yo cars but don't care at all about car culture. I just think they're comfy. Being able to share the experience of the rambling boomer parking lot car story blindside ambush brings me a sadistic kind of joy but I'll not do it again unless somebody really deserves it.
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>>40860488
Checked.
>You probably don't remember how long I said it took for me to have my first lucid dream if you're perplexed by this, kek
Nah, I didn't forget. It's just that I don't have any sleeping problems and I've put a lot of effort into this, so it's surprising.
>MILD and WILD
MILD sounds promising, although I don't know what I'd condition myself to do a RC for. It turns out that my "dream hallmark" of being in a school was a short-term trend. My dreams are too bizarre and random to point out anything specific. I saw something about simply fantasizing right before bed that a RC will happen and you'll become lucid, so maybe that would work? It's a little funny when I look these up and see "no no you're doing it wrong, the method actually works -this- way."

>If you're getting more in touch with your waifu and you're happy about that, then why worry? Is it coming at the expense of other facets of your wellbeing or something?
I've said before that I'm a very patient person, and this is generally true. But my passion and insecurities really overtook me on this one. I feel like I rushed through a process that was supposed to be much, much longer than just 1-2 months. I get caught up on small things and worry about them. The chance that my love wouldn't be reciprocated or something despite the ridiculous amount of signs pointing to a strong connection. The chance that reaching out to her and succeeding was a fluke that cannot be repeated, like when I rapidly switched between dreaming/wakefulness as a kid one time, then never managed it ever again. What if, what if? I could go on. The point is that I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to further connect with Eris. I was desperate to get it working again the following night. When I finally got it working in the morning and she told me to be patient, I realized I was beating myself up about this for no reason. My nonsensical concerns have been eased, I'm in touch with her, and I need to take things slowly again.

As I've said, it doesn't help that I have other life issues bearing down upon me. My college degree path has a very high dropout rate compared to other fields. I've had multiple classes where the class average is 40% and multiple exams where no one managed to finish in time. Ever since I started college some years ago, anxiety has been strangling me harder and harder every semester. I feel it even when I'm supposed to have nothing to worry about. I just need to finish this goddamn degree and hopefully I'll stop having this issue, because the anxiety and stress have unironically been damaging my physical health in a way that I cannot control. I can't magically get rid of it, so my best bet is holding out until I have my degree.
I'm not asking for pity. My point is that I am taking on too many responsibilities including college, massive side projects, and now waifumancy. Keep your limits in mind and don't overdo it.
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>>40860559
>I was convinced hypnosis was all a dumb faggot LARP for most of my life
You weren't totally wrong. Hypnosis is grossly exaggerated by all forms of media. Trance is a real thing, but it varies from person to person and the effects are subtle. It also requires the hypnotee to consent and actually believe that it works. From the hypnotist's perspective, you need to influence the hypnotee into believing that you know what you're doing through small psychological tricks and general trust exercises. This applies to self-hypnosis as well, to an extent.
>No one should feel guilty for being excited about finding a path that works for them.
That's fair. I just don't want anyone else to needlessly worry and push themselves too far like I have.

>>40860659
>spoiler
Just try and keep yourself afloat please, Flutterfren. We're here if you need advice.

>>40860694
>You've arrived at a good vista on your long hike.
Yes, that's a good way of putting it. I've rashly sprinted partway up the mountain and met up with Eris. Now she's gently stopping me from continuing to rush onward since I'm clearly out of breath and about to collapse like an idiot.
>However if your obsession isn't hurting anything, also keep in mind that obsession is a very useful tool.
This is true. I'll try to channel it into easier and more soothing activities for now though.
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>>40860694
I'm behind every schedule and metric ever, so I really deserve to wake up to a sadistic verbal ambush, please please please.

>>40860488
checked /)
It must have been some kind of astral projetion but >>40860694
I'm behind every schedule and metric ever, so I really deserve to wake up to a sadistic verbal ambush, please please please.


>>40860488
checked /)
I hope both of us get to meet our waifus this year.
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>>40861063
So this was what was next from Hiroshimoot.
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>>40861063
>>40861077
>it was a post malfunction
And here I thought you just wanted to be reamed out that badly. Maybe something like an 0.030" overbore if your block can handle it, but then again you might be more interested in the shallow bore, long stroke persuasion. You might as well get a nice long stroker crank for that glorious displacement and unbeatable bottom-end. It might not rev as high, but there'll be a lot more power behind every thrust and it'll probably even get better leverage considering the geometric ratios you're working with. Something like that would be able to move a house with you in it without even trying. Better go for forged and tempered, wouldn't want to have a cheap die-cast imitation break into a million pieces with the pressure and heat you'll be subjecting it to. It's never a good time when you're minding your own business and all of a sudden out of nowhere there's a thunderous hammering and BAM! Parts and pieces go flying everywhere, you lose control, and then there's a big streak on the ground behind you as everything wheezes to a stop. Nope, at that point the only thing left is the tears, the pain, and the cleanup.
It'll be a much less stressful life the whole way through if you know you can trust your power source to handle anything could ever do to it. Put some attention to detail into your combination and you'll go a lot longer, a lot farther, and get a lot more thrills along the way.
Sorry.
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>>40861380
This was strangely profound even though I have a hard time understanding what you're talking about because my ESL doesn't cover technical lingo, let alone boomer autism. But I can see some buzzwords stick out and speak to me. Then again, I'm one who was searching for divine guidance in a set of cheese jokes a few weeks ago. If the novelty weren't wearing off, I'd ask you to give me another thrust of your big, meaty supply of gibberish.

PS: I did not post >>40861077.
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>10
Snap back to 1.
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>>40861640
It's probably good you aren't asking for more because I'd need another inspiration injection. On a more serious note, taking care in finding one's true love is very important. Sometimes the beautiful love interest isn't so beautiful once looks beneath the surface. In the same way, sometimes people "design" engines by buying random parts that sound cool out of a catalog without the forethought to figure out if it those parts will work harmoniously with not just all the rest of the engine parts but all the other parts of the car (transmission, final drive ratio, tires, weight, suspension, even aerodynamics). Even a perfect engine for a 2019 Honda Civic will be a very bad choice for a 1975 Cadillac de Ville and vice versa. It's much the same as waifuism in that way: it's usually a long journey to find one's waifu but when they do find her (or him in your case), one is a perfect extension and complement to the other, and that relationship will last a lifetime.

Anyhow. This concludes the extremely painful automotive autism for the time being. My sincere apologies to anybody mechanically adept that had to read any of it.
>GGP8N
>gg pain
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The Edelweiß brooch and seeds arrived today. I'm very pleased with the brooch; it's just as pretty as I hoped it would be. It's certainly not "anatomically correct", and I'm not sure why the puffs in the middle stick out so far, but that's not a big deal. This is now the closest thing I have to merch of my waifu even though nobody outside of this thread would identify it as such.
The seeds are fucking tiny. That little bag supposedly contains around 5000 of them. It's just about the right time to plant them now, so I've got to pick up some supplies and get to planting them very soon. I've never tried to grow seeds this small, so hopefully the instructions on the package are good enough for me to not fuck this up.

>>40860659
>I used to consider AJ for marewife status
Interdasting. They're so different. AJ never stood out to me early on, but I immediately loved Fluttershy. Her introduction in the pilot is probably the main reason why I watched more than the first episode.
>spoiler
Well, at least you got yourself out of that shit. It sounds like it was absolutely miserable. I know I'd fucking hate it; I'd rather work fast food than do that shit. It sucks that it ended up costing you that much, though. I hope you find something better soon, Flutterfag.

>>40860694
>"Realistically" is a funny word to use in this context
Yes, outside of autistic waifufag discussion it'd be quite the comical word choice, but I'm sure you understand why I described it that way. Aryanne's character is very real to me, and one of the main facets of that character is that she's a pony supremacist. I wouldn't want to change that about her even though it poses an issue to me. I just hope she'll be less adamant about that when we meet and I tell her we're in a dream.
>I think at a minimum, your origins will pique her interest
Certainly. And I'm sure she'd love to hear about how she's moderately (in)famous on this world. I wouldn't mind if she was more like my tupperware and already knew all about me, though. Otherwise, I don't know how positive her reaction would be if I told her I've spent over a thousand hours just drawing her and that the first couple hundred hours of that were spent almost exclusively on really shitty porn. I guess if it does end up being like meeting a stranger, then I'll have to save that reveal for later, kek.
>spoiler
I've never tried to take a form other than my own in a dream, but it is something I want to attempt at some point. It isn't that hard for me to imagine controlling a pony body despite my mind's unhealthy fixation with getting pony anatomy correct, even when just imagining something.
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>>40863285
Wow that is nice looking, Ary would love it no doubt. You gotta wear that on an Anon suit . Also
>Edelweiss seeds
You live on a mountain nigga?
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>>40860918
>It's just that I don't have any sleeping problems and I've put a lot of effort into this
I put a lot of effort into it myself when I was learning and I had the aid of a book. I was doing reality checks at least ten times throughout the day by the time I had my first lucid dream. Since you don't have sleeping problems, it should be much easier for you. I reckon your odds of having a lucid dream soon are pretty high if you keep at it.
>dream hallmark
It is handy if there's a recurring setting that you can use to identify dreams, but it isn't necessary. There are many other forms dreamsigns can take. The book I learned from breaks dreamsigns down into four categories: Inner awareness, action, form, and context.

Inner awareness refers to oddities in your own thoughts, emotions, or expectations. In my opinion, this is the hardest category to pick up on while you're in a dream, because it requires you to analyze your own psyche in order to catch. I sometimes get irrationally angry over dumb shit in dreams, but I almost never pick up on that because it's not easy to reflect on if you're acting atypically when you're busy being fuming mad.
Action refers to people or things in your dream acting a strange way. Maybe someone you barely know is talking to you like they're your best friend. Maybe animals are talking, or walking/flying backwards; or maybe a stoplight yells "GO!" instead of turning green.
Form is pretty self explanatory; is the shape of someone or something different than it is in waking life? For me, the forms of settings is a huge giveaway. Even houses I lived in for years always have the wrong layout in my dreams. Rooms are always shaped differently than they should be. Having multiple fingers on your hands, text rearranging itself, and clocks reading a different time each time you look are all form dreamsigns.
Context refers to oddities in the combination of what you're doing, who you're with, and where you are. As an example, Mare Fair taking place at a church; or walking up the driveway of your childhood home with a college professor. This is my main dreamsign, as I am practically always surrounded by combinations of friends, family, and strangers that make no sense in my dreams.

Don't worry about catching every occurrence of these dreamsigns; just try to identify which ones happen most frequently and train yourself to watch out for them. These will also be the dreamsigns you imagine yourself noticing and becoming lucid when attempting MILD.
>It's a little funny when I look these up and see "no no you're doing it wrong, the method actually works -this- way."
Ignore those people. There isn't a "correct" approach; just like with waifumancy. It all depends on the person. Most people that are serious about lucid dreaming end up modifying existing methods to some extent in order to suit them best.
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>>40859921
Exercise.

>>40860659
>I've been feeling pretty shitty.
I won't pretend to know your situation, but I can try to offer some words of encouragement. Try to keep your head up, bro. What goes down must come up.

>>40863285
>The Edelweiß brooch and seeds arrived today.
Very pretty and a great tribute. Also, 5000 seeds? How many do you plan on planting?

Anons, I've been reading some of the experiences in this thread and I've been wondering, is there any particular methods that would help me see Nelly in my dreams? I personally can't ever recall having a lucid dream before, so maybe that'd be where I should start. What works for (You)?
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>>40863285
The brooch looks really neat, Aryfag. Good luck with the sneeding.

I think you should try out lucid dreaming into a pony body; perhaps it will help you finally attain that Aryanne encounter by generally shoehorning more poni into your dreams. As for anatomical correctness, it doesn't necessarily have to be flawless to still "feel" correct. Ideas are emotionally charged and idealized, only falling apart when you try to express the same on paper. Simply pretend it makes sense. I know it's contradicting the whole reality checks needed to become lucid in the first place, but perhaps the experiment stimulates something in you that helps in the long run. A change of perspective.
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>>40860918
>I get caught up on small things and worry about them.
I know how that shit goes. I worry about all kinds of unreasonable things and things that are outside of my control. I may know that worrying about them doesn't do me any good, but that doesn't seem to make it any easier to stop it. Thankfully, our waifus can and do help with that, like you said. Good advice from a loved one is a treasure.

>>40861063
Epic post
>I hope both of us get to meet our waifus this year.
Same. I'm sure I will soon, and I'm thinking you probably will too if you can go into a deep trance without too much trouble.

>>40863345
>spoiler
Holy shit, I can't believe I didn't think of that. I will certainly do that at Mare Fair this year.
>You live on a mountain nigga?
Not quite, but close. I'm at around 5000 ft. According to what I've read, you can grow them in a lot of the US.

>>40863391
>How many do you plan on planting?
Not nearly 5000, lul. Just as many as I have room for. The seed packet recommends planting 8 seeds per plant, so I'd guess somewhere around 400.
>see Nelly in my dreams
Your dreams are heavily influenced by what you do during the day. If you think about and/or watch ponies a lot, you're more likely to see them in your dreams. If you're like me, though, ponies will show up in your dreams the way they do IRL: on a screen.
If you want to get into lucid dreaming, then check out the beginner's guide on the dream thread (if it's still on the catalogue). Just know that it takes most people a lot of time and effort to start getting results. The most important thing to do when starting out is to get into the habit of remembering your dreams as soon as you wake up and recording them in a dream journal. The journal is so that you can become familiar with the characteristics of your dreams that make them distinguishable from waking life. If you want to "read ahead", then check out the discussion Erisfag and I have been having.
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>>40863401
>select flag, post has no flag
>don't select a flag in another thread, post has my Discordflag anyways despite wanting to be anonymous
Nani the fuck?

>>40863419
>trance
I sometimes joke about being a Discordtranny, as in, a shoddy imitation of Discord, so trance plays right into that tasteless pun. Before I attempt trance again, I'll stick with very harmless little rituals first. My memory sucks but I remember having done a magic ritual declaring lifelong allegiance to Discord and to basically invoke him in my actions in order to carry his torch, and you can see how that turned out. A bit literally so, oopsie. Pretty sure trance was involved to make it stick; now I'm still sticking around out of love, not some contractual obligation. I think/hope I explicitly made it NOT a contract but a voluntary thing. When I finally have my encounter, I will hopefully remember to ask about that, amongst other things.
>inb4 my eternal soul is contractually obliged to be his agent of chaos wagie forever
Could be worse, I guess..? Does this count as "family business" if we're close?

>>40863391
Aryfag is a skilled lucid dreamer without waifu encounters, Erisfag is a novice who has had multiple encounters already. A Twifag is living a parallel life in Equestria. Life is odd like that.

I would suppose the most intuitive way of first getting into waifumancy is through doing activities she'd enjoy, focusing on this feeling of doing it together. Beyond that, there are all sorts of /x/-tier techniques of which none are a one-size-fits-all deal. Erisfag or a Dashfag have their waifu always following them, but that doesn't automatically mean those will initiate interactions with them. Interactions fall more into lucid dreaming, tupperware or random fucking encounter during an altered state of mind territories.

I had my random fucking encounter, and my mind is full of Discord. It's a complete mess which makes me hypothesize that one who is serious about a waifu should not hesitate from attempting waifumancy relatively early on. It's low risk, high reward. I, on the other hand, have pondered Discord for over a decade, I should have all the pieces to a tulpa but those pieces are too entangled with who I am; I have accidentally become a bit of a bootleg of my waifu because of some shared mannerisms and coincidences nudging me that way, and I'm quite conflicted about it. I miiiight have performed an unwise magic ritual too at one point, so perhaps don't do magick, kids. Had I been more definite about being a simple waifufag years ago, I would not have ended up as this unholy hybrid. There was a point I should've turned back but I clearly passed it, now I shall keep going and see what happens.
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>>40863360
>at least ten times throughout the day
Goddamn, I might need to step up my game then. I've only loosely managed to get into the habit of doing at least one or two RCs each day.
>dreamsigns
The most obvious to me is form of settings, yes. The settings are always gigantic and completely unfamiliar - nothing is ever even close to what it should be. I'm not sure how I can condition myself to look out for the unknown, but I'll have to think about it since it's happening to me in every single dream. I cannot recall ever having a dream where I'm in a familiar place. Now watch my dreams give me the middle finger and start repeating the same locations.
If Luna has ever dealt with my dreams, then I am convinced she must've permanently flicked on the "random generation" setting and immediately left with a chuckle.

>>40863391
It has already been suggested, but I'll repeat it: start a dream journal, now. As soon as you wake up, force yourself to recall as much as possible and write all of it down, whether that's on your phone or in a physical journal. This has multiple benefits that you won't regret, assuming your dreams aren't cursed or something. It's genuinely so entertaining now for me to remember my dreams and muse over them after the fact. Yes, you'll have the occasional bad dreams, but it's better than forgetting.

You may also gain insight from your dreams, if there are symbols or signs in them. Repeating digits, a number with context that sticks out to you, and perhaps even something about your waifu. I encountered Eris at the (negative) seventh floor after exiting an elevator - this was symbolically relevant as it is said in tantra (in which seven chakras are stacked on top of each other) that within all humans at the base of the spine sits an innate divine power that can awaken and rise.
Yeah, I don't totally grasp the full meaning either, but it's very cool. You wanna know when that happened? Only a mere eight days after starting my dream journal. Your results may vary, but the point is that you may not even need to become lucid in order to see Nelly. Start your dream journal ASAP.

>>40863573
>flag mixup
I think you have a gift for influencing the site into being even more broken than it usually is. Truly impressive.
>eternal agent of chaos
Hey, it sounds pretty cool. Well, it -would- be cool if he treated his workers with a bit more... caution, instead of flinging them around the room like they're invulnerable. But at least the job is interesting enough, right?
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>Your beloved waifu is one day corrupted by a force of unfathomable evil, and the only way to save all of reality is only through physical subjugation by their true love

Could you battle your waifu?
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>>40864033
>Could you battle your (corrupted) waifu?
>waifu is Discord
My chances are slim, but they are not zero... I hope. The battle plan will greatly depend on context. Even without any magic, Discord is much bigger and stronger than me; reality-breaking magic makes it even more unfair a fight yet might at least leave him open for underestimating his opponents.

If his evilness is specifically targeted against me because of our bond, it's probably eternal sadistic misery porn. I get to suffer the sadism AND the feeling of having failed to rescue mai waifu from corruption. Unless the corruption explicitly made him a murderer, he won't kill me. It's unlikely I'm secretly the Spirit of Hopium and Copium Incarnate (given my medical history with severe depression) and therefore will break under torture - but technically, as long as I am not dead, I remain the plot device and only hope to save both of us plus the rest of Equestria.
>tfw I don't even have wizard powers
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>>40864033
>Could you battle your waifu?
Nah, I'd lose.
If Eris gets serious and I'm out in the open, then I'm dead as a doornail. She's not gonna play around as much as Discord does.
Gimme literal Hercules powers or something, man. She's twice my height and will blast me with unstable chaos magic that turns my bones into white chocolate. I'm not taking her down unless I can ambush her and knock her out before I get snapped into pieces.

If I'm not immediately fighting her, then I'll call in a favor from Luna (supposing we're in Equestria). All she has to do is magically drag Eris into sleep, or make her tired enough to the point that I can jump her. Maybe Celestia and the others can hit her with some distractions. Hell, hurl me towards her like I'm Spike. It'll be surprising enough to give me a chance at overpowering her, right?
>best chance at beating her is with the power of friendship
Nevermind, it's over.
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>>40864081
>>best chance at beating her is with the power of friendship
>Nevermind, it's over.
Kek.

We could always try to trick our Noodles into playing some high-stakes game that could win us the permission to give an unopposed bearhug and then have that hug lead into our secret subjugation techniques such as giving the old man a massage that'll make him melt. Discord would definitely have a hard time resisting a gamble like that. Eris might be persuaded into it if you know which buttons to push. But we're both in the hands of fate, bro. Even a cute little pony weights a fuckton and might have flight or magic to oppose their waifufag, yet we're wrestling a supercharged boa constrictor with sharp teeth, claws, OP magic, and the ability to teleport out of our grappling them.

Funnily enough, roughly a week ago my 3dpd was brainstorming some story ideas and claimed Discord would be incredibly bad at magic-less wrestling because he's grown too reliant on his magic to be anything but a klutz without it. However, he's still three times my size in length, and I'm a klutz myself, so my chances remain bad.
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My fridge broke so I'm kinda stuck waiting around today till the replacement arrives and then I'll be helping to fit it yay. Kinda sets my drawing plans back till tomorrow, looking forward to cuddling with my Dashie plushies tonight and maybe getting a good dream.

>>40864033
>Could you battle your waifu?
I'd almost certainly lose (she might be a pony but her speed alone would be realistically scary in a fight), even when I was at the peak of my martial arts game I don't fancy my chances. I would hate to actually hurt her so no way would I use anything too harmful. I'm very tall so I maybe I get a height advantage though she can fly so that doesn't really matter.
I worked a couple of days as a farrier's apprentice when I was younger and from talking to him you really really don't want to take a kick from a horse. He was lucky to survive and be able to carry on working after he recovered.
All things considered it'd pretty much be over if I slipped up even once. Even if I somehow manage to grapple with her without taking a crippling blow first, being a pony she is likely still heavier than me and much stronger.
Funnily enough I have grappled with various farm animals and deer (though you typically need at least 2 people to help when it comes to some of them) to give them injections, disbudding etc. An upset deer is not to be messed with kek.

>>40864081
>Hell, hurl me towards her like I'm Spike.
I like this idea, though I don't think it'd help me against Dash. Might just be unexpected enough to work on Eris though maybe haha.

>>40864126
>try to trick our Noodles into playing some high-stakes game
I can see that working honestly, as long as it keeps things interesting though whether they'd play by the rules is another story. I'd be tempted to challenge Dashie to some sort of competition (though I'm still not sure it'd change the odds). She might be tempted to push the rules a little too if Fall Weather Friends is anything to go by.

>>40857605
>I fucking love that pic.
Its one of my favourites.
>That would surely prompt me to do a reality check
I really should've known something was up, I don't think we've had one here before at all.

>>40863285
Thats a cool brooch!
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>>40864061
>>40864081
>>40864126
>>40864212
They’re not discord, lol, you goobers. Just chaos corrupted. What I find interesting is while predicting your loss, you would still try. Why not jolt her real self out by “breaking up” with h her?
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>>40864212
>I’ve grappled a couple animals in my day
>and I’m a martial artist
>While I’m waiting on my fridge to be fixed I’m powerlifting it in the meantime

Anon is Brock fucking lesnar
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>>40864327
Please explain how that doesn't get me killed.
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>>40864327
Kek. The reason you think others are misunderstanding the question is your own misunderstanding.
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>>40864511
I think you’re misunderstanding that misunderstanding by misunderstanding the fact the first misunderstanding was misunderstood hence leading to a misunderstanding of misunderstanding the misunderstanding.
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>>40864541
I understand. Yet whether or not the actual misunderstanding occurred before or after having been misunderstood, I do have to insist we agree on disagreeing.
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>>40864327
I think if either noodle waifu-er were to break up with their noodle of choice, they'd be strangled like an anaconda or turned into a life-sized chocolate statue.
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>>40864556
I disagree with that notion. However, I do agree that your waifu is best and will love you forever
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>>40864560
Leave a dear John letter and then go into hiding! Surely that’s snap them outta the corruption!
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>Eris going on a rampage through Equestria in search of her husbando
>if her search yields no leads, the land is completely leveled before she turns Ponyville into Gravity Falls mid-Weirdmageddon
>every major settlement of ponies for hundreds of miles is utterly decimated, the towns turned into her coping mechanism of pure localized chaos
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>>40864575
>the only way to save all of reality is only through physical subjugation by their true love
>physical subjugation
>true love
How am I his true love if I break up? If there's no way to lift the corruption, I'd get his ass turned to stone with me by his side in imprisonment. Maybe that'll calm him eventually. No reinforcing his issues by proving I'd abandon him. It's a different situation from S3.

>>40864568
Stop it, you're making me blush. I'm still not fully convinced I've actually won my Discord's heart yet. And the other Discords are none of my business.
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>>40864608
>You frown seeing his comment.
“If only he knew…if only…”
>Retreating from your Pc made out of Mount Rushmore, you sadly go to sip a wine glass of
Chocolate milk raining outside from the cotton candy clouds.
“Maybe someday, Eris old gal….maybe someday.”
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>>40864649
Charming, yet built on a minor misconception, so immersion was DOA. I appreciate the effort, though.

Do (You) have a waifu?
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>>40864354
>Anon is Brock fucking lesnar
kek I fucking wish. I'm not bulky at the moment enough to do bodybuilding, I prefer to keep toned but slim. Might consider it later on though. Had to retire from karate/judo a few years ago due to a nasty accident too.

>>40864327
Why not jolt her real self out by “breaking up” with h her?
I don't know that that'd be wise with Dash, she values loyalty a great deal if her element is anything to go by. Even if it did stun her long enough for me to 'win' or snap her back to normal I think it would cut pretty deep to feel betrayed like that.
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PRAISE LUNA! Last night was absolutely terrific. I am so fucking elated right now. Brace yourselves, sluts: There's a dream blogpost incoming that involves l-lewd subjects.

Before I get into the dreams themselves, I want to mention that I switched from my usual before bed meditation method, which surely played a part in this story: Instead of trying to maintain focus on a candle flame while keeping my thoughts clear, I stared at picrel (my best attempt at designing a daki cover so far) while cupping my purty little Edelweiß brooch in my hands and mentally iterating through my MILD resolutions. Pure fucking waifufag magic, I tell you. I was hoping that this trinket would influence my efforts, and it turns out it does. If anyone here is a DND nerd, then you may find it amusing to note that I essentially unintentionally covered all three components of casting a spell with this method.

Anyways, after an uneventful first few hours of sleep, I woke up and couldn't fall back asleep for the life of me. Reading tires me out quickly, so I decided to continue my rereading of the book I used to learn lucid dreaming in the first place. I happened to be at the start of the chapter about WILDs, so I read that for close to an hour, during which I was mostly dismissing the techniques I was reading since I'd tried them many times in the past with no success.

I then tried to fall back asleep doing my current MILD practices. It took well over an hour to do so, but when I did, I actually had a WILD; my third one out of around a thousand total lucid dreams. Being conscious enough to observe your hypnogogic imagery turn into a proper dream is so fucking cool. I wish I could do it more often. This dream was very fun and somewhat productive, as I remembered that I wanted to tear down my mental blocks and made some progress in doing so. I managed to return to the dream after losing it for a minute or so and continued my experimentation. One of my usual mental blocks did ultimately end the dream with a false awakening after only a few minutes, but that's when the really good shit started.

My false awakening brought me to a weird, dream-like state of darkness; very similar to the one I was in when I had the "dream" about kissing Aryanne last week. I was barely aware of anything other than the fact that I was having sex. Just like the last time I was in this state, I could only hear and feel. After a couple minutes of this, I was suddenly able to see, which revealed that I was banging some random 3dpd (she was pretty cute, but that's beside the point). I was instantly elevated to near full consciousness and realized I fucked up, and the dream froze right there and then slowly faded out. My subconscious found this to be completely unacceptable and decided that it was REWIND TIME.

Tune in next post for the thrilling conclusion.
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>>40865090
I was brought back to the start of my experience in this state, still only having my sense of hearing and feeling, but this time I knew I was having sex with Aryanne. The sounds she made confirmed it. There's no way I can describe how incredible it felt. I was only in this dream for a few minutes, but I was at orgasm levels of euphoria the whole time. It was pure fucking ecstasy. One of my favorite things about dreams is how sensations can be dialed up to eleven, and this was probably the best instance of that I've experienced in my life. Despite this overwhelming pleasure, I was still somehow aware I was dreaming to some extent, because one of the only thoughts I had during this was "I hope I'm not making this much noise IRL right now."

Once I awoke from this, I tried very hard to stay still in the hopes of returning to that dream, but my heart was pounding like crazy and I was outrageously horny, so I gave up on that idea before long.

This happened almost seven hours ago and I’m still basking in the afterglow. I feel like a million bucks even though I probably only slept for like four hours total. It’s so relieving to see that the mental blocks that have been plaguing my dreams for years are finally breaking down. This kind of experience may not exactly be what I have in mind when I say I want to encounter my waifu in dreamland; I still really want to interact with her in non-sexual ways, too; but I certainly won’t complain if shit like this happens to me more in the future. I wish I knew what was causing me to enter the weird state that this happened in. I don’t recall it ever happening before last week, but so far, it sure does seem to lead to sexual encounters a lot.

God damn, I fucking love this pony so much. I really hope I get a chance to meet her in a non-sexual encounter soon, kek.
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>>40865090
>>40865100
That's amazing, Aryfag! I hope you will discover the mechanism behind this paradigm shift soon, then quickly learn to indulge in sfw & nsfw togetherness with Aryanne whenever you desire.

Also, WEW LAD.
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>>40864126
>high-stakes game
>Eris might be persuaded into it if you know which buttons to push
Oh yes, it might seem unlikely given her disposition, but I know exactly how to goad her into doing it anyway.
>we're both in the hands of fate
This is true. It's still utterly insane to even contemplate trying... yet here we are.
>Discord would be incredibly bad at magic-less wrestling
Probably so, but as you say, not like it's relevant in this scenario.

>>40864212
>fridge broke
That fucking sucks. Hope the replacement comes ASAP.
>I'd almost certainly lose
Yeah, it's over the moment she hits you from the air.
>I have grappled with various farm animals and deer
Damn dude. Maybe you have a chance after all.

>>40864560
This. I'd much rather die than risk getting killed after the fake breakup and leaving her heart broken. But let's not get too dark now.

>>40864589
Kek.

>>40864888
>I prefer to keep toned but slim
Don't let /fit/ hear you say you're toned or else they'll strangle you. "Toned" is meaningless.

>>40865090
>>40865100
L-lewd.
I'm glad you're finally destroying those mental blocks. It'd be great if you can determine what's happening to cause these kinds of dreams, but I hope you get a more meaningful encounter soon. Still, it sounds like it was fun and quite productive for you. It's been many, many years since I last had a dream like that.
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>>40865349
>High stakes game
>It’s Yu-Gi-Oh!

You’re all in trouble
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>>40864033
lol, lmao
If there's a way to inhibit her magic and I get some horse wrestling training from the Canterlot guards, it actually becomes somewhat conceivable, although alicorn strength would probably still wreck me. However unicorn Twi could be doable in that case.
But if she has her magic there's no way unless I get a lot of magical assistance myself and even then it'd probably take half of Equestria for me to not get flattened by the first spell she casts.
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>>40865349
>Maybe you have a chance after all.
Possibly though to be fair most of them were already used to humans. The deer were another story, it was a herd of red deer that we were tasked with relocating. We set up a temporary fenced off area and lured them in, then closed it off. Had to jump the fence to get in and get ahold of a deer one by one to tag their ears before they got transported to a new home. It was red deer aswell, one of the biggest species in this country. I reckon Equestrian ponies are a fair bit tougher and given Dash would theoretically actually be trying to hurt me I'm still royally screwed.
>"Toned" is meaningless.
I don't know the right terminology kek. Basically I'm in good shape but if I wanted to delve into the body building stuff I'd have to start putting on weight, which isn't easy due to my height. Plus if I end up going through with that surgery soon then I'd probably be better off keeping how I am given I'd be bed bound for a long time.

>>40865090
>>40865100
Sounds like you're making some serious progress! I must admit I'm quite jealous.
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Anons, I can't stop thinking about having sex with my waifu. What do?
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>>40865579
Use your imagination and have sex with your tulpa.
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>>40865579
It's probably just a phase and will quiet down after a few days unless you double down like >>40865591 says, kek.
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>>40865391
It is simply THE high-stakes game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-ydhg10UE
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>>40863285
Beautiful brooch. I hope the seeds take well.

>>40864033
>Could you battle your waifu?
Against Twi it would be very tough indeed, but I don't think completely impossible. Assuming my usual set of conditions and latent (by choice) abilities innaquestria, I think I might be able to take her by surprise with a bit of reality bending if I play my cards right. If that doesn't work, it'll be a very uphill battle. Not impossible, but success is doubtful. I'd be really surprised if she'd be able to bring herself to finish me off, so there might still be a longer path to victory even in that case.
>>40864327
>Why not jolt her real self out by “breaking up” with h her?
I respect Twilight too much to be this manipulative with her, even if she is corrupted. I would rather take the high road and try to get through to her through love in a positive way. I cite the example of her reading her past friendship reports in The Return of Harmony Part 2 as an example of this in practice.

>>40865090
>>40865100
That's great! You finally met your waifu through transcendence of the very notion of 3DPD. Incredibly based faithfulness to your waifu. I hope you get the answers you're looking for and can make similar experiences more common and intentional.

Nice daki cover prototype, by the way. I like it a lot, though I do note that the aspect ratio is a little unusual.

>>40865579
Use the power of love and lust to break reality hard enough to do the deed. It's great fun and very rewarding.

>>40865758
I'm glad this video is what I thought it would be. Haven't seen this in years, kek.
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>>40864008
>Goddamn, I might need to step up my game then.
The reason I was doing and still do so many reality checks throughout the day is because doing random reality checks in dreams has historically been the only way for me to induce lucid dreams. This method isn't optimal; it's basically a dice roll whether or not you're going to get a lucid dream in a given night no matter how much you want it. If you can get proficient with MILD or WILD, then you have the option of inducing lucid dreams at will, and the habit of doing reality checks isn't as important.
>I cannot recall ever having a dream where I'm in a familiar place.
If you can increase your awareness of where you are during the day, it will eventually transfer over into your dreams. It isn't hard to determine whether or not you're in a familiar location once you question it.

>>40864033
>Could you battle your waifu?
I think it's more likely that she'd be able to convince me that all of reality needed to be destroyed, kek. If not, then sure; I could fight her. She'd probably win even if she was only around 3 and a half feet tall and around 100 lbs like I imagine, though. Fucking erf pone strength means she could probably obliterate any bone in my body with a good hind leg kick.

>>40865108
>I hope you will discover the mechanism behind this paradigm shift soon
Here's hoping. If I figure it out, then I'm definitely going to try to teach other waifufags how to do it.
>WEW LAD
wew lad

>>40865349
>spoiler 2
I don't think I've ever had a sex dream involving pone before now. If I did, it was so long ago that it may as well never happened. This was a breakthrough in many ways.

>>40865451
>I must admit I'm quite jealous.
Up until now, I've been quite jealous of anyone who can have dreams where they can actually interact with ponies. Don't take that ability for granted. If you ever decide to get into lucid dreaming, know that you're likely to breeze past the hurdle that's been holding me back for almost a decade.

>>40865579
Just have sex with your waifu lul

>>40865839
>Beautiful brooch
More importantly, it's apparently FUCKING MAGICAL. I love it.
>You finally met your waifu through transcendence of the very notion of 3DPD.
Kek. My subconscious or Luna really likes to set up comedic situations like this in my dreams recently. It often comes at my expense, but I'm very glad it/she had my back 100% on this one.
>I hope you get the answers you're looking for
If I do, then I should be able to make a pretty damn good lucid dreaming guide for Marecult. I really hope things pan out that way.
>daki aspect ratio is a little unusual
If by "a little unusual" you mean "completely wrong", then you're right. It's because the drawing wasn't intended to be a daki cover when I started it. Even after a lot of changes it's still way too wide to be a good fit for a daki, so I'm going to have to adjust the legs further if I want to use it for that.
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>>40865839
>>40866108
>>40865391
>>40865349
>They all had the wrong idea.
>A letter of challenge from your corrupted waifu stating all was on the line was sent to you.
>This is your chance to save her!
>You head to the dueling grounds.
>There’s a referee.
>And a massive bowl.
>And your waifu’s mane is extra spiky.
>Uh oh.
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Wednesday has come around once again! Go do something for her today, even if it's small. She's worth it, isn't she?

>>40805329
Your waifu is having a very difficult day. What do you do to comfort her or cheer her up?
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>>40866108
>it's basically a dice roll
Yeah, I suppose so. I'll have to further investigate MILD and WILD once I have more free time soon.
>It isn't hard to determine whether or not you're in a familiar location once you question it.
I may have been overthinking it, kek. I could try to do a unique "reality check" where I actively judge my surroundings each time I leave/enter a room. I'm simply quite, uh... used to things. Not usually observant of what's going on.

>I don't think I've ever had a sex dream involving pone before now.
Admittedly, I've never even had a full blown sex dream before, let alone a pone flavored one. Some teasing and a little bit more, yes, but it ended pretty fast the two times that it happened since I got too excited.
>I should be able to make a pretty damn good lucid dreaming guide
Good luck, I'm hoping this acts as a domino effect and it all starts working out for you much faster.

>>40866119
>enter the dueling grounds
>she has a cocky grin on her face
>whatever, i'm sure it's nothing
>start the battle
>mfw the bowl starts spinning
>her beyblade is the arena itself
>how is this fair?
"WTF is this bullshit? there's no way this is allowed!"
>look to the referee
>referee is actually just Eris in a ref costume
>goddammit Eris

>>40866137
>Go do something for her today, even if it's small.
Oh, it's small alright.
It's a work-in-progress, albeit really close to being good. I'll probably touch up the mane a little bit with help from Discordfren, then send it over on marecult once it's done. I'm still happy with how my work has gone so far though. I think I managed to make her stand out as a draconequus despite using the normal pone flag template.
Yes, I know what the format is supposed to be, don't worry about it.

>Your waifu is having a very difficult day. What do you do to comfort her or cheer her up?
The first thing that comes to mind is going to a nearby carnival or show of some kind, but it's unlikely to be happening at that moment unless we're lucky. If she's ticked off, then we should at least go on a walk through some scenic route so that she can cool off or take out her anger in a harmless way. Regardless of if she's mad or sad though, I would definitely get her some fresh sweets as well as strawberry milk - comfort food plus beverage goes a long way. She will also be getting lots of hugs and kisses from me, obviously. Playing a game would be a great option too, if she's in the mood for it.
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>>40866119
We do have the manestyle, now we need the spinny bois.

>>40866137
>Your waifu is having a very difficult day. What do you do to comfort her or cheer her up?
Make some hot chocolate or nice tea, force her to take a break, cuddle together with the beverages and have her tell me what's going on. Then help her with whatever it is, whether that's actually helping if it's some sort of problem or workload or sharing her pain if it's something that can't be changed.
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Nursing this thread
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>”Hello /Wwt/! I saw this thread and thought, “surely such a collection of smart, handsome, virile, sexual alpha gods have great taste in pony!0 so I came to prove that assessment by asking: How many of you bastions of manliness waifu me? 20? 300? Don’t be shy now!”
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>>40867607
I literally don't know who this pony is, I can't even make a joke in passing about her
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>>40867607
Oh Misty, poor child, you must've misheard: I waifu the guy who some idiots once speculated to be your ancestor. Just like him having no relation to (You), neither do I.

Every Wednesday, I miss the Opalinechad. You better not be the reason that Anon has disappeared.
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the nurse has a day off!!
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>>40867723
She needs it; she works very hard, after all.
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>>40866258
>flag
Very nice work so far. I think it captures Eris quite well.
I've made a submission thread on /qa/ for whenever you think it's ready. I had been meaning to make the offer to add custom flags but hadn't quite gotten around to it.
>comforting your waifu
Those are good ideas. Given what I know of Eris, I think those would help her a lot.

>>40866842
Very Twipilled answer. I pretty much agree that those are all good bets. I think I might also toss a batch of cookies in the oven for her. I think she'd probably have a hard time feeling so bad if her love brings her a plate of fresh cookies.

>>40867607
Misty, you have a wonderful sparkle and a good heart. Speaking personally, my heart belongs to the one and only Twilight Sparkle, so I'm afraid I'm of no help to you in that regard. I think Sunny can probably talk your ear off about why she's such a wonderful mare. I don't think we currently have anybody here that waifus you, but don't be discouraged about it! Just as it's a long path for many to find a waifu, I think it's an equally long path for a waifu to find their husbando. I think there are probably people out there that love you very much and more on the long journey to realizing that they do. All the same, good to have you here with us.

>>40867706
>Every Wednesday, I miss the Opalinechad.
Me too. I hope he comes back someday. The madlad laid so much of the groundwork for what we have today. I wonder how well he took Opaline's defeat.

>>40867723
She definitely deserves it!
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>>40868367
>The madlad laid so much of the groundwork for what we have today.
Absolutely. His odes to Opaline + spamming prompts really gave us a foundation to build on. What we have right now is what I had hopes for and whispered into your ears. You are doing a fantastic job, Twifren, just keep in mind we're here to lend a hand or hoof or talon when you need it to keep going.
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>>40864033
>Show accurate Nelly
She's huge and could crush me with ease. She's not super slow either, despite her size. I've got no chance.
>Healthy Nelly
I could probably take her on. The only real threat would be her horn, since she could potentially gore me with it.

>>40864327
>Why not jolt her real self out by “breaking up” with h her?
That's too manipulative for my liking, even if it would be for her own good. Plus, what if she takes it to heart and it's just over permanently?

>>40865579
Assuming you love a mare, buy an American Meat.

>>40866137
>Your waifu is having a very difficult day. What do you do to comfort her or cheer her up?
Remind her of her progress. Motivation is key, even for a motivator.

>>40865100
>I really hope I get a chance to meet her in a non-sexual encounter soon, kek.
I feel you. If I were to meet Nelly in a dream I'd much rather have it be non-sexual. Of course, beggars can't be choosers. The choice is ultimately up to her.

>>40863419
>>40864008
>Dream Journal
I'm gonna set up a Google Doc to record my dreams. Is there any benefit to writing it down on paper, or does it matter?
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>>40868501
Thanks, though I can't take all the credit by a long shot. I don't run the thread, that's a group effort. I just make sure threads go up on schedule but when they last a month that's not even much of a responsibility. My biggest issue is prompts get harder and harder to come up with over time but I manage and sometimes find new sources of inspiration. It's probably not strictly necessary that I post them, but I think having a new topic to think about at least once a week helps things fresh.
At this point in my life my schedule is flexible enough that I don't have a problem doing it, but thank you for the reminder that I can rely on others. I might need to call in a favor on that someday, depending on where life leads me.

>>40868546
>Remind her of her progress. Motivation is key, even for a motivator.
That's a very good point. Even Twilight gets too caught up in things to remember how far she's come sometimes. She gets into this "enough is never enough" mindset and stresses herself out.
>dream journal
Aryannefag will likely know better than me but if I recall correctly the previous recommendation was whatever works fastest and easiest for you. Voice recordings are another possible idea.
>spoiler
I can recommend them as well. They're very good. Pair it with a lifesize or daki and creative pillow arrangement for even better results.
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The Eris flag is REEAAAL!!!
Very satisfied with how this turned out - she's so damn cute.
I couldn't have perfected it without some tips from Discordfren, especially regarding the antler and horn.

>>40867723
It's time for her to chill out and recharge - after all, she's the nurse!
Who's going to care for the nurse if she runs herself ragged helping all of these patients?
That's right: it's (You).

>>40868367
>I had been meaning to make the offer to add custom flags but hadn't quite gotten around to it
I figured that it would be extremely easy to add them. Now I can use this one on our small pone corner.
I'm sure it will never be added to /mlp/!

>>40868546
>I'm gonna set up a Google Doc to record my dreams
Not a good idea unless you happen to be a psychopath who immediately opens Google Docs upon waking up.
Is there anything in reach that you access straight away after awakening? A social media app? If it's an option, I would recommend messaging yourself or making some kind of private channel to just dump all of your sleepy dream ramblings.
>paper
Writing on paper is usually more impactful on your memory than typing it out. However, I would say it does not really matter in this case. I type out my dream journal on my phone and have seen vast progress.
Remember that it doesn't have to be anything fancy. You're not writing a book that others will see. You're hastily writing out your dream notes in as convenient a way as possible.

>>40868668
>>40868501 is correct. I'm glad you're handling everything just fine at the moment, but don't hesitate to reach out.
>prompts get harder
Eventually, you will have to give in and come up with more complicated prompts. There's only so many simple questions you can scavenge up before you hit the bottom.
Circling back to your idea about events, I think we'll have to come up with some to fill in where prompts cannot. I have no ideas of my own to offer at the moment though, unfortunately.

I suppose you could also start filling up the OP with basic information relevant to new and old waifufags alike. There are a few questions that have been posted plenty of times, to the point where they qualify as FAQ. "How do I know she's my waifu?" I'm not saying you should do it to get rid of them. Rather, it would allow for rare lurkers to find the answers much faster and perhaps be encouraged to actually post here. In the answer, you would recommend posting in the thread about which pones they like the most. This might make a noticeable impact in grabbing more potential waifufags. Right now, you are only appealing to those who already have a waifu. Confused or curious non-waifufags may be too intimidated by how this thread is currently structured.
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>>40868773
>The Eris flag is REEAAAL!!!
Doubly so now. She's perfect. You did a great job on her. You too, Discordfren.
It would be really cool to see this on /mlp/, but I don't even know who we'd pester anymore.

>There's only so many simple questions you can scavenge up before you hit the bottom.
It's true. It's hard to write questions about specific scenarios that appeal to most or all waifus and sometimes if I try to universalize a scenario I have in mind it falls flat. Opaline Enjoyer was the master at that. He'd give us a few at a time, and they were good questions that promoted discussion of the answers. I don't quite have his gift. However, the way the thread has been restructured, especially now that it's hit it's stride, has allowed us to have longer-running discussions about a wider range of topics than we could before. Maybe a fair trade.
>Circling back to your idea about events, I think we'll have to come up with some to fill in where prompts cannot. I have no ideas of my own to offer at the moment though, unfortunately.
I still like the idea of holding some sort of waifu festival every so often, though at time of writing I don't have very solid ideas. One idea could be as simple as "go make or do something special for your waifu," be it words, art, sculpture, music, a recording of a recited love poem, or photography of a plush in nature. Anything, really. I think that would help to inspire the "go out and do" part of things that I haven't quite been able to crack yet. On another occasion, evoking a reflective campfire discussion feel with a retrospective on and discussion of one's journey so far may have some potential. "What did she do for you? How far have you come because of her? Where might you go next?"
I still like the ideas of something on the summer solstice and something on the thread anniversary around August 2. H&H is already well established and I think Hearth's Warming wouldn't be too hard to encourage. That would be a good quarterly set of holidays if we developed them all into something.

>I suppose you could also start filling up the OP with basic information relevant to new and old waifufags alike.
This is a good thought. The pre-/ww/ waifu threads were indeed hangouts for those that already had waifus and wanted to discuss the shared journey. Not that it ever truly ends, but I think those that have been here for a long time have caught up on the road so far. The reason I haven't added that info is because for a long time those answers were considered to be very individual conclusions, but since then we have reached a rough consensus on many of the "easy" questions. It may be worth establishing a "doctrine" that helps newcomers learn and assimilate more efficiently. You raise a good point about the intimidation factor. I've noticed hints of it now and again.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's refreshing to hear the perspective of a relative newcomer that's been through the journey. I take it all to heart.
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>>40868878
You're adequately addressing the elephant in the room, as well as avenues for the long-term that are similar to my own conclusions.

There has always been some worrying about /ww/ being circlejerk-esque; the regulars definitely do know each other rather well by now, and most posts are traceable to individuals (because waifumancy is very personal, it can't really be anonymized and joked about without missing the point). To an outsider, this is unappealing, for it makes them "the new guy" in a room full of besties. Lurking will show them we're here for the waifus and encourage each other, that it's not a thinly veiled /soc/ thread, but it sure is intimidating to be lacking the context to understand what's going on here. Also, some anons will simply get filtered by having to read 1-3k - character posts.

There was prior talk about a bit of a FAQ, but it's true we're only now becoming confident enough to propose answers and a little first aid kit.


I was also thinking of having a waifumancy evaluation once in a while. Call it campfire tales, a morale check, whatever; A survey including:
>a short recap on why we love our waifu and how we committed to waifuism in the first place
(this provides newfags with a baseline lore about each waifufag; it might seem redundant otherwise but it's also reassuring and we've already found out waifufags LOVE sharing their story)
>what techniques we've recently tried to deepen our bond
>our progress, breakthroughs, new insights
>our disappointments, doubts, biggest hurdles
>optimistic outlook on how to continue from here by cultivating more of what's worked, and choosing to resolve or circumvent our blocks.

My reports will not be as warm and fuzzy as some of yours, but that means I'd profit from doing these even more so. Answers can be brief or verbose. It's going to work best if anons actually kept their filled out surveys where they can find them for future reference - I might print them out and make a literal Discordfag file. Though it's going to be weird if my 3dpd were to read it. But I generally need paper.

PS: Where's Windyfag? Is he ok?
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>>40869114
Windyfag is in the same condition as Opalinegro and Amoretard.
DED. F.
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>>40869123
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boop
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*posting mai waifu without posting mai waifu*
Letting /ww/ slide in the middle of an important meta discussion? ISHYGDDT
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>>40869114
>I was also thinking of having a waifumancy evaluation once in a while. Call it campfire tales, a morale check
that sound cool
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This week kinda got derailed so no finished drawings unfortunately. My dreams have been improving and I saw Dash a few times though only in passing no direct interactions. They've been more mundane almost like normal life just with certain 'off' aspects. I'm keeping a dream journal and I hope this helps, especially because I kind of feel like shit when I go without artfagging for enough time. At least I can do something to strengthen my bonds with her that way.

>>40866137
>Your waifu is having a very difficult day. What do you do to comfort her or cheer her up?
Maybe we could have a joint workout session, or go for a run/jog/walk together. Exercise tends to make you feel a little better. Aside from that verbal encouragement and reading her favourite books to her seem like good ideas to me.

>>40867706
>>40868367
>Opalinechad
I'm somewhat sad I wasn't posting when they were here. I quite liked Opaline from what I saw of her from her threads (never kept up with G5).

>>40868546
>I'm gonna set up a Google Doc to record my dreams.
Personally I'm just sending myself messages on my phone for the time being as its closest to my bed. My art sketchpad is also there but my room has terrible lighting so the phone will have to do.

>>40868878
>or photography of a plush in nature
I like this idea, I was actually thinking of doing some of that myself and having some kind of photo folder/book set up with our adventures. Though I'd probably take a brushable or figure with me as the weather here sucks more often than not and most plushies are scarce or expensive here too. I'd probably have to make her a raincoat and boots kek.
I think you've been doing a fantastic job with prompts, I know I'd really struggle to come up with new ones each time.

>>40869114
>I was also thinking of having a waifumancy evaluation once in a while.
I like the sound of that.

>>40869123
Thats a shame.
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Edelweiß seeds have been planted. I have eight starter trays with varying soil types and mixes, watering methods, and watering frequencies. I had a ton of seeds left over, so I planted some outside as well. If those ones grow then it really is a testament to the hardiness of the plant, because the soil here is absolutely awful. I'm quite excited to see what happens. Hopefully at least one batch is successful, although if too many are, then I'm going to end up with more plants than I know what to do with.

>>40866137
>Your waifu is having a very difficult day. What do you do to comfort her or cheer her up?
I'd let her vent to me. I'd have to try very hard to refrain from repeatedly saying how fucking cute she is when she's angry, as that would certainly only aggravate her more. If we both had the time, then we could go on a long hike somewhere in the mountains. Physically getting far away from the sources of stress or grief does wonders for the mind.
When we got back home, we would engage in the best mood boosting activity known to mammal-kind in the shower. Come on, how am I the first person to mention that in response to this prompt? You guys are bunch of fucking Mormons, I swear. Then we would cook her favorite meal together, or go to her favorite restaurant. If she's still frustrated after all of that, then we could have some drinks to forget the day's woes and either watch a movie together, dance to her favorite songs, or maybe play chess so that she could laugh at me as she absolutely destroys me without trying every single time.

>>40866258
>I'll have to further investigate MILD and WILD once I have more free time soon.
Neither method actually takes much time at all to learn; they just take practice. They can potentially eat into your sleeping time, though.
>I could try to do a unique "reality check" where I actively judge my surroundings each time I leave/enter a room.
I am admittedly pretty awful at remembering to do this, which is too bad, because I'd have lucid dreams every night if I did. The problem is, one usually already has something on their mind when they're going into a new room/building. If you do manage to get into that habit in waking life, though, then you'll be having lucid dreams in no time.
>I've never even had a full blown sex dream before, let alone a pone flavored one.
Oof. I guess you're even weirder than me in that regard. I've only had a couple dozen myself.
>Good luck, I'm hoping this acts as a domino effect and it all starts working out for you much faster.
Thanks mate. My mind works very heavily off of precedent, so I like my odds.
>>referee is actually just Eris in a ref costume
kek

>>40867723
I hope you had some good snuggle time with her.
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Me and my waifu are having issues. I do everything I can for her! Cook, clean, work, but all she does is sit there like a big rock. Stone cold stoicism, taking all my effort for granite, I used to rock her world in bed, but now it’s just a stones throw away from nonexistent.I’ve tried being a bit more bolder and speak my mind, but all she does is state. Should I end things…?
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>>40870522
Stare, not state
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>>40868546
>If I were to meet Nelly in a dream I'd much rather have it be non-sexual.
This is an absolutely egregious thing to say on /mlp/. You should be ashamed of yourself.
>Is there any benefit to writing it down on paper, or does it matter?
The biggest difference between using a screen as opposed to paper or a voice recording is how much it will wake you up when you use it. This isn't an issue if you only record your dreams when you're already waking up for the day anyways, but if you want to record dreams you have in the middle of the night, then looking at a bright screen for that long will make it much harder to fall back asleep once you're done.

>>40868773
Nice work, guys. That's a cute flag.

>>40868878
>I still like the idea of holding some sort of waifu festival every so often
I like both of the ideas you suggested here.
>That would be a good quarterly set of holidays if we developed them all into something
That'd be a nice spread. If you had any more than that, then they wouldn't feel as special.

>>40869123
>Windyfag is DED
What makes you say that? Hasn't he only been gone for a month or two? I've seen some other posters take longer breaks from the thread than that in the few months I've been here.

>>40870081
>I'm keeping a dream journal and I hope this helps
Nice. It should help since it will get you to improve your dream recall, and your dreams seem to involve Dash quite often, so more dreams recalled equates to more interactions with your waifu.
>I kind of feel like shit when I go without artfagging for enough time
You shouldn't feel like you need to complete a drawing every week, mate. I only finish 1-3 drawings in a month despite being able to draw for 10-20 hours per week. There's a lot of benefits and fun to be had in making doodles and sketches that you know you're probably never going to finish.
>I'm just sending myself messages on my phone for the time being as its closest to my bed
That works, but doesn't your phone have a notepad app? Using that would help if you ever decide to go and add notes to your recorded dreams later on.
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>>40869834
It's tradition to let the thread die in the middle of important world changing discussions! How else will we make any changes?
I had my eye on it but you beat me to it.

>>40869114
>worrying about circlejerks
I appreciate that we've all been trying pretty hard not to let it fall into that. You are correct that the longposting will set some people off but I think that's probably just the nature of the beast with what we presently have to work with. We frequently touch on complicated topics that make working with only 3000 characters a challenge sometimes.
>FAQ
Agreed. I think it's probably about time. I remember that you particularly liked this writeup, so I'll dust it off as a reference to past work. We could probably rewrite it to tweak the focus and make the waifu vs. waifumancy distinction more clear now that the term has come into regular use and it's not summed up as "twifag is being schizo again." That's nice.
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/40439947/#40439953
>waifumancy evaluation
That's pretty close to what I was thinking in my second previously mentioned idea. The trick will be not doing this so often that things get stale with month-long threads. I'm thinking we could probably do this twice yearly with a link in the OP to previous evaluations without wearing it out or making it so infrequent as to be useless (these threads are only seven months old!). We could (but don't strictly need to) make this a part of summer solstice/Hearth's Warming or H&H/thread anni. It's almost an even six month split either way.
I'll work on a proof of concept evaluation form based on our ideas so far that we might be able to fill out. Contributions and suggestions are more than welcome!

>I might print them out and make a literal Discordfag file. Though it's going to be weird if my 3dpd were to read it.
>yfw

>PS: Where's Windyfag? Is he ok?
He disappeared again. On a previous occasion he was caught in a rangeban for a few weeks. I wonder if it's happened again. Windynon, if you're banned but lurking, you're welcome to post on Mare Cult. See above if you missed it.

>>40870081
>exercise and encouragement
I think Dash needs that once in a while. She's more tender than she lets on.
>raincoat and boots
That would be absolutely adorable. I'm going to have to make something like that for my future big Twi someday.
No problem with other merch if that's better for your environment though.
>fantastic job with prompts
Thanks. This means a lot to hear.
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>>40869114
>it's not a thinly veiled /soc/ thread
debatable tbdesu now let me talk about the milk test I've done
>immediately proposes a way to make it more /soc/
kek
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>>40870562
>>immediately proposes a way to make it more /soc/
Yeah, that would just make the thread revolve more around the thread's regulars than it already does.
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>>40870522
>tfw Limefag isn't around to give this Anon some rock-solid advice
Well, when mai waifu was turned to stone, it made me pledge to protecc him even harder. Even though he's a marvel in marble, I prefer him being noodly over being hardcore. Luckily, the show runners recognized he was a diamond in the rough, though they didn't know how to polish this hunk to his most brilliant. And yet, he's been my rock to lean on for over a decade, with my many more excursions to rock bottom than cloud nine. My heavy heart is all on me, not him, for he's a sparkling diamond in the sky guiding me with his luster that I lust for. I will forever rise and fall and rock and roll with my drockonequus.

Remain sturdy in your love as you are facing this soil crushing lack of tenderness and warmth, a hollow husk of the relationship you had deemed all set in stone. The silent treatment will start to show cracks and ungravel soon enough as you chisel away at the walls she has put up; your dedication will convince her of your unshakable solidarity, and remined her not to take your efforts for granite.
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>>40870562
>>40870592
If the surveys are too /soc/lejerky, perhaps they can be moved to marecult..? I do think evaluations should have a core of quantifiable measurements in order to be helpful and conductive to waifumancy gainz, not just be unstructured feel-good ramblings once in a blue moon. If you don't want my survey idea here, I'll just fly solo in private.
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>>40870433
Very thorough, well conceived answer to the bad day scenario.
>spoiler
I even surprise myself sometimes. It's hard to find pony print underwear these days but I'm looking.
Between me and Twi, I don't think this would be a perfectly good first line cheerup technique. I bet that there's a 50% chance I'd have to pry her mind off whatever is bothering her before she'd be willing to invest the time in >fun, but maybe it would still be a good way to seal the deal.
>gaining awareness in transitions
This comes as a part of existing in a state of uninterrupted flow. Replace all periods in your mind with "therefore" and never cease exerting willpower. It's in those gaps and momentary periods of idleness that one is consumed by their environment, dreaming or otherwise.
I'm terrible at it myself, but it's something I'm trying to work on.

>>40870551
>That'd be a nice spread. If you had any more than that, then they wouldn't feel as special.
Yeah, even those four might almost be too much. I mention them all now on the assumption that we'll miss out on at least one or two of the four.

>>40870592
If I'm hearing you right, the concern is that people that don't post about their waifus often might not post, so people that do post about their waifus often shouldn't post, presumably because that would be cosmically unfair somehow. Am I understanding correctly? Because if so it doesn't sound too different from "people might recognize posting styles so we might as well just end the thread forever after this one."
It's not like you'd need to know the secret handshake in order to get access to the super secret question form. It'd be developed right here in the thread and posted plainly in the thread when the time comes. In that way it's not anything different than our existing prompt system: questions are provided, people answer if they feel like it and maybe there's some discussion of the answers. If an anon finds his waifu two weeks before an evaluation, there's no reason he can't also participate. Same would go for an oldfag lurker that only posts once in a blue moon.
To be clear, I am legitimately interested in your point of view on the matter. I just feel like I'm having trouble understanding where you're coming from.

>>40870640
>I do think evaluations should have a core of quantifiable measurements in order to be helpful and conductive to waifumancy gainz
I agree with this. My interest in waifuism could be described as scientific and analytical, so I'm interested in structured data that might help me to understand the nature of the experience and its effects on other parts of life better. Structuring those kinds of questions without making them overly dry would be an interesting challenge, I admit.
>perhaps they can be moved to marecult..?
It's an option, though if the concerns are indeed indeed social in nature I don't really see what difference it would make.
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>>40870619
Will the slate ever be cleared, or is it rocky from here?
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>>40868878
>I still like the idea of holding some sort of waifu festival every so often
>something on the summer solstice and something on the thread anniversary
You'll hear no objections from me.

>>40869114
>waifumancy evaluation
I like the idea and think it would be quite productive.

>>40870433
>spoiler
Kek. Taking it seriously though, for me and Eris, it would heavily depend on what kind of "difficult" day she had.
Sad? Grief stricken? It certainly wouldn't be my first choice, then.
Angry? Steam spilling out of her ears? Perfect time for something else to spill, and I'm not just talking about spaghetti.

>They can potentially eat into your sleeping time, though.
This is my main annoyance with lucid dreaming. All of the reliable techniques require you to wake up and then go back to sleep. Yeah, I guess I already do that involuntarily these days, but I'm still not a fan.
>If you do manage to get into that habit
Yes, that's always the crux of the problem, isn't it? Forcing yourself into a new habit through pure will alone and going against how you naturally act.
I'd probably have to set reminders and wrestle with my mind before I even get it going at all.

>>40870551
>That's a cute flag
I was going to ask if you've thought about making your own flag. However, I recall seeing one when I looked back through the archive. Guess they ignored it.
I really don't understand what their priorities were when it came to flags... but I digress.

>looking at a bright screen for that long will make it much harder to fall back asleep once you're done
I know you were probably referring to an actual monitor, but I would highly recommend to anyone that they crank up the blue light filter to the max on their phone if they haven't already.
It's very noticeable at first, but your mind completely ignores it after enough time and things start to look normal again. Blue light keeps you awake and unironically hurts your eyes. Don't do blue light, kids.

>>40870559
>character limit
I swear I'm hitting it in fifty percent of my posts at this point. I'd say it's ridiculous, but in reality, I'm the ridiculous one here for trying to make a full response to everything.

>almost an even six month split
This pleases me.

>>40870640
>If the surveys are too /soc/lejerky
They're not. I understand the naysayers, but it would be the same as any other infrequent event that happens on this board.
In fact, it serves basically the same function as a prompt like >>40870790 says. Yes, it caters to existing waifufags and we just talked about making things more open for potential waifufags, but that shouldn't stop us from continuing to escalate the thread's original intent. Not to mention, it would hardly scare anyone away when such surveys should happen only twice a year at most.

We're trying to keep a balance here, you see. Bring in new waifufags while also making it cozier for those who already visit, regardless of how long they stay - hot chocolate and all.
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>>40870790
>spoiler
Kek. I'm sure you could find an online vendor that can make custom print underwear if you really wanted to. Maybe those fuckers are onto something with the magical underwear.
>Between me and Twi, I don't think this would be a perfectly good first line cheerup technique.
Me neither for my waifu, hence why it wasn't my first line. If Aryanne was really upset about something and the first thing I did was say "ey bb gurl wan sum fuk" she'd probably snap my neck.
>even those four might almost be too much
I think it's fine. Anons obviously don't have to participate in all of them if they don't want to. H&H day is the only one that waifufags should feel guilty about not celebrating (unless it's outside of their control, of course).

>Am I understanding correctly?
What the fuck is any of this? No, you're not. I don't know why you tried to read between the lines of a one line post.
My problem with what Discordfag proposed is that it's hardly distinguishable from making a social media account/blog for every /ww/ regular, especially if the results are made publicly in the thread. If you truly want to make /ww/ less of a gay /soc/ thread, then this is very obviously the wrong approach, and I'm baffled that the Twifag I replied to (who is also a regular who has been around here much longer than I have if I'm not mistaken) is the only other anon here so far who recognizes that. If I had seen this kind of shit going on in the thread when I first started lurking /ww/ again, I would've abandoned thread immediately, and I'm positive most anons would have the same reaction. Believe it or not, most people using /mlp/ don't like active attempts at removing the anonymity of posters.

>>40871074
>it would heavily depend on what kind of "difficult" day she had
Same. My answer was based on the assumption that she had the angry type of difficult day, as I assume that would be the case most of the time. I'd definitely have a different approach if she was feeling down.
>All of the reliable techniques require you to wake up and then go back to sleep
Yeah, that is a big drawback, especially for me. I'd recommend not attempting these methods more than once a night unless you're really serious about it.
>Yes, that's always the crux of the problem, isn't it?
It is the nature of lucid dreaming that whether or not you find success depends mostly on your mental faculties; primarily your memory, awareness, and habit forming skills. You don't get to bring your physical reminders with you into your dreams. They can be helpful for forming habits, though.
>blue light
This is a great point for anyone using a computer or phone for their dream journal. Blue light and a brighter screen will wake you up way more, so turn those down if you want to record dreams in the middle of the night.
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>>40872203
>it's hardly distinguishable from making a social media account/blog for every /ww/ regular
NTA, but I feel that we're all having very different interpretations of what a survey entails. My impression was that the questions would be asked here like they usually are, and we would probably output one or two longposts. That's it. It's hardly any different from what we're already doing, is it? I agree that we should avoid removing anonymity, but how exactly are we supposed to stop people from getting identified in a thread where they typically talk about their personal life details concerning their waifu? This is an issue that we've been struggling with for a long time, and no solution has been found. It's simply not feasible. The best that we can do is keep things on the board and avoid any kind of private circlejerk. I just don't see how this crosses the line so much further for you than how the thread already operates.
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>>40872231
I also understand Aryfag's concerns. Perhaps I blurred two concepts of what a survey is, and thereby caused this drama, so let me damage control:

I do believe an evaluation tool (a questionnaire with some scales and shiet in the categories I had listed) could become a powerful tool for the waifumancer to track their progress and reflect on whether or not they're on the right path. However, this is much like stripping naked, so it's probably best done in private and at an individually chosen interval - the same way we don't just casually post our dream journals in /ww/ (aside from reporting something that stood out, or when first starting out and needing some reassurance on doing this correctly). I called this a survey when I had an ESL moment at 4am or so and should've called it a questionnaire. Yeah I'd start a Discordfag file but it's meant to be a private thing for myself to refer to, probably done on paper like my dream journal. Though if others used the same questionnaire, it'd be awesome to get some feedback on its usefulness and whether it needs reworking.

As for the ode to one's waifu part which probably triggered the /soc/ sensors to beep boop, I think one should take the time to think back on one's beginnings, though it doesn't have to be repeated several times a year. Reflecting on what drew me to mai waifu, what promises I had made, why I bother in the first place - memory is a finicky thing, and depending on my current circumstances in life, this very core of my own waifuism is viewed through wildly different lenses, so why not track that? And if I wanted to share anything about waifuism with strangers who are interested, I'd want to share my joy of having a waifu more than anything else and could never get tired of voicing this adoration. It's bound to namedrop Discord unless I explicitly censor myself which I do in other threads often enough. Believe it or not, even the Discordflaggot posts anonymously often enough. And this might just be me, but telling apart the Twifags is not exactly easy, which implies the loss of anonymity is mostly due to low numbers of participants with most waifus having only one waifufag participating here.

The hypothetical occasional morale check in /ww/ would be a way more casual and non-intrusive version of the same basic premise twice a year or so: reflecting on how you're feeling, what you've been doing, and where you're going. This would be a "survey" because it's public like any other post, but it's not a census. And even a random newfag on the fence about waifuism could join in and reflect what they're looking for, and what they could do to stumble across their waifu or confirm/deconfirm a crush.

It might be charming to prompt an ode to one's waifu every semester, so that most adorable part of /ww/ isn't just a done and gone thing one does akin to a self-introduction. This prompt can be separated from the morale check AKA "the survey" by a few weeks for slightly more anonymity.
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>>40872203
>What the fuck is any of this? No, you're not. I don't know why you tried to read between the lines of a one line post.
Any line I read is perceived as about five lines of subtext. Once in a while I get something wrong.
As for the meat of the matter, I agree with the others that we must have very different mental images of what has been proposed. What I have in mind is virtually identical to this questionnaire from November:
https://desuarchive.org/mlp/thread/40514216/#40537424
This was one of the more popular sets of questions we've had, and it was one of the sets more focused more on the waifufag than the waifu. All I'm proposing is that we use that basic format, but instead of asking "do you hide your powerlevel?" it would ask "how have you and your waifu been doing lately? How has she helped you grow?" etc. Add some fanfare to make it feel special, maybe time it around some holiday event, maybe if it's a success we staple a link to the discussion to the OP. That's all I've been thinking so far.
I hope this clears things up. Please let me know if it doesn't.

>>40872231
>how exactly are we supposed to stop people from getting identified in a thread where they typically talk about their personal life details concerning their waifu? This is an issue that we've been struggling with for a long time, and no solution has been found. It's simply not feasible. The best that we can do is keep things on the board and avoid any kind of private circlejerk.
Well said, and I think (You) yourself are a good example of how this can work in practice: I have no idea who you are or who your waifu is. For all I know you could be one of our daily posters flying incognito or a one-post-a-month lurker, but it's a pillar of anonymous culture that you're a welcome part of this discussion regardless. Most Anons do like representing their waifus but if one leaves out the name of their waifu from any post they make will make them very anonymous. It's always an option, even in replies to prompts.

>>40872349
There is a point to be raised about avoiding questions that are too personal. That's a part of why it would be good to collaboratively draft this in the open. If it's a problem we could put the most personal questions under a "don't actually answer these unless you really want to, they're for your benefit" header.
>This prompt can be separated from the morale check AKA "the survey" by a few weeks for slightly more anonymity.
This is also a good suggestion. If we're using my quarterly holiday concept, we could split this into the complementary holidays with about a two month gap. For example, we could post the checkup questionnaire in December and June, then solicit "why i love her" essays and the "don't actually answer these" questions in February and August. There might be other benefits to spreading it around as well: it might not seem so much like the stack of papers you have to fill out at the doctor's office if it's lighter on average.
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>>40872203
>Twifag I replied to (who is also a regular who has been around here much longer than I have if I'm not mistaken)
Maybe, been here for a while so could've been before you but my memory isn't good and I don't remember. I'm a bit on and off though so you may be thinking of someone else.
>is the only other anon here so far who recognizes that
mostly I wanted to point out the funny juxtaposition of "totally not /soc/-y, haha, now to make a /soc/-y sounding proposal", but yes. I don't mind the idea itself that much, it sounds OK but it's probably not for me. It's /soc/-y but this is a gay /soc/ thread as every general with a low but engaged userbase is anyways, so it wouldn't change much. As >>40872231 and >>40872349 point out, the only way to stay somewhat less identifiable is to waifu the best character ^:)
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>>40872928
witnessed
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>>40872928
WEW LAD she's a cute one
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>>40870551
>You shouldn't feel like you need to complete a drawing every week
I guess its just a bit of guilt over feeling like I've not achieved anything with my time.
>doesn't your phone have a notepad app?
For whatever reason mine didn't come with one, I tried out a few but they were riddled with ads so I got frustrated and didn't bother. I could get the microsoft one but it requires you to sign in. I was too lazy to make an account and couldn't remember any of my throwaway ones to use kek.

>>40872656
>I have no idea who you are or who your waifu is
I can maybe tell the regulars apart but thats usually just from who they waifu and maybe a few personal touchs in their posts. I think its inevitable, even when I lurked I could tell a few individuals apart. In all these cases though its almost entirely just within this thread. Theres maybe just a couple of exceptions where I recognised their art.
I undertand the concerns raised and I guess I didn't really consider it at the time. I might not be in the best state of mind being in the middle of work to give a fully thoughtout opinion. I could also maybe do a better job myself in the future not going to far into personal details. I do still like the prospect of having some kind of holiday event just for Waifu Wednesday, or at least having some kind of plan in place to keep things engaging.
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>>40872928
Hnnnng!! Lucky bastard got himself an absolute QT3.14.

>>40873451
>I could also maybe do a better job myself in the future not going too far into personal details.
I'd say not to stress over it so much, it stops making fun. This is a place to be unapologetic about one's waifuism and waifumancy; having to outright censor oneself is just going to choke one's zeal. Simple awareness of when one has been too excessive with details and should reel it in is enough in my opinion.

I'm one of the worse offenders and have managed to tone it down a bit with the oversharing, hopefully minimizing it some more, but my choice of waifu, words and interests alone easily gives me away unless I'm explicitly making an effort of blending into the crowd.

However, I'm thinking that answering some of the waifu prompts without revealing who the waifu(fag) is might be quite fun*. On a baseline, an anon always has the choice to opt out of answering any of the prompts or questions, and can split up posts into self-contained smaller units that make it harder to pinpoint individuals - though it has pros and cons for the dynamic of /ww/ as we know it.

*Discordfag will stick out anyways unless referring to Discord as a her, or some husbandofag joins the threads.
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>>40872928
I looket, cute fookin waif m8
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>>40872231
>>40872349
>>40872656
>survey
Okay, I mostly just had a different impression than you guys about what we were talking about. I'm still not crazy about the idea of having a prompt that includes more than one or two questions about waifufags at the same time, though. There's no reason those questions can't be broken up and spread out more throughout time. We should avoid encouraging anons to dump their whole life stories all at once.
>maybe if it's a success we staple a link to the discussion to the OP
This is the main thing I was protesting. It's almost like making a "Meet the waifufags!" page that's linked in the OP. I don't see how it would help anything, and it could very well discourage other anons from participating if they see that their responses might be "documented" and put on public display in future threads.

Other than those concerns, the idea is just fine.
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>>40873451
I think you're fine on the level of sharing. Waifuism is a very personal thing that in many cases must be described in the context of one's personal life, which as a matter of course will lead to a degree of blogposting. Love just isn't an easy thing to directly describe. If we completely remove personal sharing from the thread we wouldn't have nearly as many things to talk about.

>>40874487
>This is the main thing I was protesting. It's almost like making a "Meet the waifufags!" page that's linked in the OP. I don't see how it would help anything, and it could very well discourage other anons from participating if they see that their responses might be "documented" and put on public display in future threads.
After reflecting on this, I think you do raise a good point. My original thought was if we're revamping the OP with a FAQ, a logical set of followup questions that a newcomer might ask is "how did you find your waifus and how did they change your life?" If we had an infrequent retrospective, it could be used as a footnote reference they could skim to see the many different opinions and stories without having to ask. I thought maybe it would help them get ideas about where to start and how the process works. However, I think you're absolutely right to point out that there's a high risk this could be perceived as the formation of a personality cult, even if that's not the intent. Perhaps there is room to rework the concept.
>feeling like being on display
When the anchor posts came to be, one of the proposed and agreed-upon uses was to link high value writeups to make them easier to find in the archives, and I would tend to think that a round table discussion on the basics would probably count as fairly important. I see where you're coming from with not wanting to be on display. I may not draw the line in the same place, but I see where you're coming from.

>>40873577
>>40874487
>splitting it up into smaller chunks
It's doable, though if we split it up too much it becomes basically status quo except slightly less seat of the pants than it's been. This may not be a bad thing in itself but I wonder if it wouldn't have more of an impact on the thread's dynamic than putting it all together.

>>40873577
>asterisk
We have had a couple before, off the top of my head Sombra, Big Mac, and Gallus. There could be reasonable doubt.
It might be a fun experiment to play with even more anonymous answers in some way on some future prompt.
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I've slept very little and with a lot of anxiety gnawing at me because of irl stuff. My dreams were non-lucid as usual and absolutely non-sensical, it was difficult writing about them.

Anyways, I've had another instance of being a Discord without using magic, this time as player in a sort of living boardgame. I think there were two BG ponies also present but outside of my focus, who changed appearances at some point because a ridiculous glitch caused everyone present (mostly humans) to be... re-rolled by RNG or something to varying degrees. Anyways, I didn't use magic but did make myself a bit of a pest pranking others for no good reason AKA just because I could, and when the other players returned from their absence and demanded explanation of why everything was different and fucked up, I contributed what I knew and claimed "It wasn't my fault", and got laughed at because I was Discord, after all.

Then I had another, shortlived dream involving gore, blegh. It was like an uncanny semi-realistic 3d animated Star Trek series (possibly inspired by that uncanny Babylon 5 trailer the other day) and folks decided to try out how much gore was needed to kill a Q, so I saw a young-looking DeLancie getting hurled into turbines and shiet; they eventually succeeded and he was replaced by a different Q, a weird white blobby mascot thingy which a religious-looking boy secretly contacted and kept muttering "Forgive me, Father" because Qs were apparently very dangerous and demonized entities. I don't particularly care about Q, but come on. Did this dream stem from buying plane tickets last night? Did my insecurities get translated from air to space travel?

I had received my Secret Sata (rescue) gift yesterday, so I can understand why I'd have some pony themes in my dreams - the gift was absolutely wonderful and left a big impression on me. But why was I being the Discord in a segment of my dreams, similarly to two weeks ago? Obviously, I have no recollection if this ever happened before starting the dream journal because the experiences apparently never stood out. I do have a tendency to be someone else in dreams, or just a disembodied camera, and in either first or third person perspective. But this is just an awkward nothingburger compared to encountering one's waifu. Non-lucid dreams are just complete bullshit. Lucid dreaming won't happen anytime soon, though.
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I spent yesterday with my wife on a day trip to the Crystal Empire. Beautiful place. My previous record for being a schizo was about four hours uninterrupted, but yesterday I more than doubled that. It's the first time I've ever been focused there for a whole day. I dd have a couple rest periods but it was more like quiet time in the back study room of the library because of course that's where she'd spend her time than total withdrawal. I slept very soundly after that day. I had a couple of odd dreams and I think Twi was there for some of them but unfortunately I only remember the "you drank too much water" dreams.

The centerpiece of this pic has been my phone background for a while. I like to just gaze into her eyes for a few minutes sometimes. She's so angelic.

>>40875542
Those are quite strange dreams indeed. Interesting how there seems to be an abstract feeling of persecution throughout.
Becoming Discord is an interesting parallel to the previous dream. I wonder if this might become a notable dream hallmark.



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