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After the Fact: The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone
They call me a griffon. They only see my beak and wings.

But I... am a hippogriff! And as the mixture between two species, I shall offend them both!

I hope you enjoy!

This review features my first commissioned title card, drawn by the talented :iconvividvapor:!
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I confess that I’m going into this comic arc with some impatience. Beyond this two-parter lies the follow-up to King Sombra’s Fiendship is Magic issue, and I’m champing at the bit to learn more.

By contrast, this tale promises to be a parody of a parody. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was a spoof on all the B-rated horror movies of yore and gained cult status for its bizarre story. One of the crucial elements in that movie was that so many of the characters were absolute idiots that people could find charming.

That doesn’t work here because we don’t usually enjoy our heroines being stupid.

Our comic begins with a recounting of Nightmare Moon’s banishment, and how some of her evil magic infected chunks of the moon. Cut to 1,000 years later and one wayward meteor infects the produce of Sweet Apple Acres.

Between the Nightmare Forces, the Tantabus, and now this, one has to wonder how many times Nightmare Moon will cause further havoc for the ponies. I fully expect to see them fighting a giant booger monster born from Nightmare Moon’s used tissue box.

The comedy in this is that the ponies are universally routed by the superior apple numbers. Commanded by Bad Apple, the horde is impervious to magic and not one pony considers stepping on the little buggers. Or eating them.

Admit it. You're envisioning Big McIntosh devouring a screaming apple whilst bearing the hardened expression of a warrior.

Even Twilight abides by the Mayor’s surrender as the army prepares to invade Equestria. The ponies need to free Spike, who is the only one able to send a warning to Celestia. Funny thing, given that Luna was center-frame during the battle. I’m assuming she’s been subdued off screen.  

Twilight does get to flex her magic by first giving Pinkie a… unique disguise and then setting the stage for part 2: the return of Flutterbat.

Going over this feels short as 75% of it seems to be pop culture references ranging from 300 to a jab at Apple products. Though I grinned at the references, I don’t think this needs to be a two-parter. The characters seem to be running in circles, spouting one-liners but accomplishing little.

The comedy isn’t quite there because the ponies are reacting to this as a legitimate threat while the setup is so absurd that we’re supposed to take it as comedy. If the goal is to make us laugh then the ponies need to be more frustrated by how foolishly they’re being defeated. Comedy is based on pain but the misery we see doesn’t invoke laughter.

Heading into part 2 I’m not terribly enthused. Flutterbat was fun back in the day but right now I can’t take this with any sort of excitement. I’d rather this had been a one-shot with a greater emphasis on playing up the absurd.

Ah well. Here’s hoping Part 2 doesn’t suck. Get it? No? Okay…

After the Fact: Character vs Power by MLP-Silver-Quill
After the Fact: Character vs Power
Doing an opinion piece this time. Been wanting to do this ever since Trouble Shoes first hit the scene. :)

This video marks the start of me featuring Clutterstep fan art in addition to Silver Quill. It's been something I've wanted to do for a long time and I'm grateful to everyone who has shown support for the little blue troublemaker.

Hope you enjoy!
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I confess that I’m going into this comic arc with some impatience. Beyond this two-parter lies the follow-up to King Sombra’s Fiendship is Magic issue, and I’m champing at the bit to learn more.

By contrast, this tale promises to be a parody of a parody. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was a spoof on all the B-rated horror movies of yore and gained cult status for its bizarre story. One of the crucial elements in that movie was that so many of the characters were absolute idiots that people could find charming.

That doesn’t work here because we don’t usually enjoy our heroines being stupid.

Our comic begins with a recounting of Nightmare Moon’s banishment, and how some of her evil magic infected chunks of the moon. Cut to 1,000 years later and one wayward meteor infects the produce of Sweet Apple Acres.

Between the Nightmare Forces, the Tantabus, and now this, one has to wonder how many times Nightmare Moon will cause further havoc for the ponies. I fully expect to see them fighting a giant booger monster born from Nightmare Moon’s used tissue box.

The comedy in this is that the ponies are universally routed by the superior apple numbers. Commanded by Bad Apple, the horde is impervious to magic and not one pony considers stepping on the little buggers. Or eating them.

Admit it. You're envisioning Big McIntosh devouring a screaming apple whilst bearing the hardened expression of a warrior.

Even Twilight abides by the Mayor’s surrender as the army prepares to invade Equestria. The ponies need to free Spike, who is the only one able to send a warning to Celestia. Funny thing, given that Luna was center-frame during the battle. I’m assuming she’s been subdued off screen.  

Twilight does get to flex her magic by first giving Pinkie a… unique disguise and then setting the stage for part 2: the return of Flutterbat.

Going over this feels short as 75% of it seems to be pop culture references ranging from 300 to a jab at Apple products. Though I grinned at the references, I don’t think this needs to be a two-parter. The characters seem to be running in circles, spouting one-liners but accomplishing little.

The comedy isn’t quite there because the ponies are reacting to this as a legitimate threat while the setup is so absurd that we’re supposed to take it as comedy. If the goal is to make us laugh then the ponies need to be more frustrated by how foolishly they’re being defeated. Comedy is based on pain but the misery we see doesn’t invoke laughter.

Heading into part 2 I’m not terribly enthused. Flutterbat was fun back in the day but right now I can’t take this with any sort of excitement. I’d rather this had been a one-shot with a greater emphasis on playing up the absurd.

Ah well. Here’s hoping Part 2 doesn’t suck. Get it? No? Okay…

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I became a My Little Pony fan in the latter part of 2011, well into the show's second season. As a latecomer, I'm in a strange situation. The online community is pretty unknown to me, and none of my local friends are fans.

I admire the creativity surrounding MLP, in both the show itself and the creativity of its fans. I created this account to focus my own expressions. Keep checking back and I hope everyone enjoys my drawings!
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Origami1105 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You call yourself a latecomer. I think I have you beat. I officially joined the herd during the hiatus between seasons 4 and 5. I am still kind of secretive of my Bronyness (is that even a word?) with my buddies at school but I couldn't be happier to join such a fun, creative, and kind community. I love your artwork and am such a fan of your hilarious and destructive humor. I can't wait to see more from you.

Thank you for reading this and have a wonderful day! :)

-Oriponi1105
Twilight Sparkle (Run) 
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Viktorreah Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Hi Silver! If I hear correct, you're doing a panel Bronycon? If so I'd love to attend and meet you!
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waffleswaddlesAJ Featured By Owner Edited 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to show you a little something I put together for you!:

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Omg btw your last review (Griffon Stone) was one of your best and funniest yet!!!!

I had a really bad day today for personal reasons, so I just watched your videos and your comics on deviant art, silver, you always find a way to make me smile! Keep on spreading joy!
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HyperForceGo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
So I sent you a note offering to to do title cards for your videos a bit ago. Have you read it yet?
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HungrySohma16 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Twilight (Seriously?) Plz  S- seriously? 

Gah! What is wrong with me?!  pizzaplz 

I should have found you sooner here! 
*sighs* Thats fine though~ =w=

Cuz now I get to watch ya here too!  Bunny Emoji-88 (Hello) [V5]

 Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1]  Yaaaayz!!! >w<
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MarieDRose Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the fav.  :)
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Lucario-Luke Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, your birthday is one day before mine! 
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Lucario-Luke Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hay Silver! No pun intended.
I love your videos! I wish that I could cameo in a video!
How do you draw your character and animate it so well?
Please tell me!
Oh yeah. One more thing...
PARTY NUKE!!!!
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SunsetHorizonChange Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
As a long time fan of the show, I'm starting to make my own OC, and I was wondering if you would let me use your Hippogriff oc in her backstory? If not I completely understand and will adjust the writing accordingly. Here's what I have so far.

Sunset Horizon is a teenage changeling who, after being abandoned by her hive, was found by a kind griffin named Swift Wing. Swift Wing found her one day while out for her daily flight on the edge of a large snowbank. The sun was just beginning to dip below the horizon as Swift Wing carefully landed and picked her up in her gentle, but still quiet sharp, eagle talons. The changeling foal was given the name Sunset Horizon, due to the beautiful dusk at which time she was found. Several years later, Sunset attended school in Griffinstone, as that was where Swift Wing's cloud home resided. Never being able to grasp her changing ability, Sunset was often picked on for her odd voice, wings, and Swiss cheese-like legs. She tried method after method to fit in, including gluing feathers onto her chintin and insect-like wings and fur onto her haunches and hind legs. All of these failed, but as Sunset got older and was taught many spells by a special tutor, things started to change as she hit high school. Her mane and tail grew in and turned a pale orange with red and yellow streaks, her chintin changing color to match. Although, she was still bullied some, Sunset started to brush it off and even made a few friends, including a boy hippogriff. He introduced himself as Silver Quill and they became fast friends as he told Sunset about his grade school bullies due to his being part pony. Today, Sunset Horizon has found a passion in writing and music and works part-time in a fairly new music shop, writing short stories in her spare time, even with all the hassles of high school. Even after the whole Canterlot fiasco she read about in the newspapers, Sunset's friends, and Swift Wing of course, stand by her side through thick and thin. As their motto goes, "No Griffin, Changeling, or Hippogriff Left Behind."
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R-M-H Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if I've told you this, but you're my number one brony inspiration. In fact if it wasn't for your review of Equestria Girls which made me love (well... more like tolerate) something I wanted to hate, I wouldn't have given the show a chance in the first place.

Just wanted to say thanks. :)
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