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Started by Xodious, 2012 Mar 23, 00:36:02
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Quote from: Azurblau on 2012 Mar 23, 21:12:27^.^ couldnt resist,but i looked before if the first hit is the rightoh and please start with the audiobook this voice is amazing
Quote from: Zygrograxgra on 2012 Mar 25, 13:57:52Honestly, I lost interest when Pip was infiltrating that base for the griffon who's men were blocking their path.I just don't get the same interest in it everyone else does, and too many things just threw me out of the story and ruined my suspension of disbelief. Pip seems to be a near flawless character who always manages to do the right thing. I cannot stand such characters. Not once in my short time reading it can I remember them do something that can really considered bad.It doesn't really have the fell of Fallout for me either. Fallout was where things were though, but they could conceivably get better with a little work. Fallout Equestria just shoves me into a world where it's hopeless and bleak, nothing you can do really makes a big difference.Neither does it have the feel of Equestria, where things are always a bit hectic and messed up, but never actually bad. Thing in Equestria always ended up getting better somehow.Fallout Equestria to me is really just a failed attempt at making two things fit together that can't normally go together.Almost as bad as the Conversion Bureau.
Quote from: Zygrograxgra on 2012 Mar 25, 14:46:43http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-fallout-equestria.htmlThis is what I read.So if you're reading something else, then no we aren't.Like I said, I haven't read far into it, so anything that isn't explained past chapter 10/11 or so isn't something I'd know.EDIT: now that I'm thinking about the story again, yeah she's a drug addict. That has to do with her being evil? Killing a town full of raiders? Was diplomacy an option? When the world goes to hell, so does the inhabitants. Standards change. Doing what we think of as evil things changes suddenly, becoming a neutral or even good act.Also, now that I know she's apparently a monster, my interest has hit zero kelvin. I have little to no interest in absolute evils, something which I find is nearly as bad as an absolute good.
Quote from: wanderingmagus on 2012 Mar 25, 15:33:00That's the story, but apparently our interpretations are very different. It's probably as you said; my opinion changed over the course of the story, especially towards the middle (32~ish)Not full of raiders, but relatively peaceful individuals who happened to be cannibals. She didn't even try diplomacy. She just saw the meat, saw a little colt having dinner with his parents, and shot every single one of them full of holes before doing the same to everypony else in the village and torching the place to the ground. No mercy, no diplomacy, nothing. The town's called Arbu, by the way, and was a What the Hell Hero moment before a Heel Realization. This was after a long series of increasingly questionable actions up to and including Calamity shooting a blank-flank colt without a single shred of remorse. Lilpip's addiction to Party-Time Mint-Als was one factor, along with the group barely getting any rest for weeks, that pushed her over the edge.She's not absolutely good. She's not absolutely evil either. She's just Lilpip, the Wasteland Survivor and Stable Dweller. She's just like you and me. She came out of the Stable a naive, innocent foal without any previous experience in violence. Over time, she is tainted by her experiences in the Wasteland. The mercy and kindness she once had were slowly stripped away by the necessity to kill or be killed, to hurt or be hurt.Like the Wasteland Survivor, she has to deal with the world not being a happy sugarland of sunshine and rainbows. She has to assume the worst of ponies, not because she's evil but because if she didn't she'd be dead.