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2513036 No. 2513036
Gather round, Ponychanners! I'm going to tell you a story!

It’s February 8th, and Ponychan has been in existence for exactly one year! So, with that being said, it is now time for me to tell you a little story, also known as “the most complete Ponychan history I’ve ever tried to write or even seen someone try to write.” It’s not done yet, but I’m trying to make it as in-depth and all-inclusive as possible! So far, it’s got almost 3000 words! Now then, let me begin ruining /arch/ with some intense textwalling.

Once upon a time, in the magical land of 4chan...
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>> No. 2513037
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It was October 2010. A brand new channel was replacing Discovery Kids. A channel named the Hub. And on that channel, there was a cartoon named My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that gained quite a bit of popularity on 4chan's /co/ board. At first it was just a small community of recurring threads, tripfriends, and anons. This cheery little group adopted a name for its members: "brony," a portmanteau of "bro" and "pony." Their early threads and exploits can be read at http://arch.413chan.net/
>> No. 2513038
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Gradually, this community of bronies began to grow in size. Bits and pieces of it began to spread to other boards on 4chan, partially due to some well-laid plans of the early bronies. Around late December 2010 and early January 2011, (around the time a Trixie role-player named Sethisto created Equestria Daily), these bronies spread their influence to 4chan's most infamous (and arguably worst board), /b/. And, much to the surprise of some of the /co/ bronies, /b/ latched onto the show.
>> No. 2513039
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At the start, /b/ only had a few bronies, and a thread reaching bump limit or image limit was more of a surprise than it had been on /co/ in the early days. But, much faster than on /co/, the pony threads on /b/ exploded in popularity--and, in doing so, attracted a great number of parasprites. As a way of dealing with these parasprites, these early /b'/ronies developed a set of guidelines for ignoring or responding to them. Namely, the concept of treating them with love, tolerance, friendship, and kindness. This method proved a great way of not only deterring these parasprites, but also a way of luring them into becoming /b'/ronies themselves, and, eventually, thanks to /b'/ronies who liked the system and parasprite-converts who had had their hearts melted by it, the love and tolerance became an accepted philosophy for use by the /b'/ronies in general.

As a side note, just a month or so before this, Sergeant Sprinkles wrote his infamous fanfic “Cupcakes,” in which Pinkie Pie kills Rainbow Dash and bakes her entrails into cupcakes. In addition to this, around this time, Shoe Brony had made shoe designs centered around the ponies, which were being sold on Zazzle.com until they were taken down for copyright infringement, and Eurobeat Brony’s Super Ponybeat remixes were immensely popular.
>> No. 2513040
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Into February, the pony threads in /b/ began to undergo some changes. In addition to love and tolerance slowly becoming more than just a way to deal with parasprites, tripcodes and names became more common, and a community of regulars had distinctly formed. A man who we know as !!Celestia, then known as Orange Blaze, wanted to give this community a more parasprite-free place to talk about their beloved ponies. Using the magic of Kusaba X, he created Ponychan.

Today, my dear pony friends, marks the one year anniversary of the day Ponychan went live. At the start, Ponychan had only five boards: /pony/ for pony discussion, /pic/ for pictures, /a/ for art, /st/ for stories, and /meta/ for site discussion. As time went by, Orange created several boards, including /hi/ for introductions, /art/ for art, /fic/ for >fanfiction, and /ot/ for off-topic discussion. /ep/, the episode discussion board, was placed right next to /pic/, making Ponychan /ep//pic/. Only the default Burichan and Futaba themes were initially available, but soon, a Twilight theme was added. Orange enlisted several mods in this time as well: Crimson Risk, Blazing Star!shinePDjpQ, Arctic Tempest/Big McIn!ToshdAyGxE, Rain bro!Dash/xVjEY, Storm!Bolt.QLPWU, cherry !SundaEd9qU, Brofessor Brony, and Twilight!sPArkLeqpc. These mods soon became known as !!Rarity, !!Scootaloo, !!PinkiePie, !!RainbowDash, !!Fluttershy, !!Dərpy, !!Applejack, and !!Twilight, respectively. Twilight was the very first mod.
>> No. 2513041
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Around this time, there was talk of merging with FiMchan, the /co/lts' pony imageboard, (http://fim.413chan.net/oatmeal/res/931.html) which had been created a mere day before Ponychan, but these plans ultimately never came to fruition, mainly due to the different natures of the /co/ and /b/ thread communities. The /co/ threads contained mostly anonymous posters and were more focused on discussing the show, writing fics, and drawing art, whereas the /b/ threads were more community-oriented and had more of a focus on love, tolerance, friendship, and kindness. In spite of this, however, many of the bronies in this time frame frequented both of the major communities.

Another notable event in February was Operation: Ponies for Bronies. (http://www.ponychan.net/chan/80/pony/res/14299.html) This was an operation started by Blazing Starshine when she heard that the McDonald's Happy Meal pony toys were being phased out soon. She went to McDonald's, stocked up on the ponies, and distributed them to her fellow bronies (at the time, the term "pegasister" didn't exist and most girls were happy with "brony").
>> No. 2513042
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All in all, February was a fairly exciting time. It was the second great boom in the pony fandom's population, and a lot of precedents and things that still affect us today originated from that month. It had some great threads, such as this one: (http://www.ponychan.net/chan/80/pony/res/13414.html). And it ended with another big bang.

On February 26th, 2011, a rogue /b/ mod decided he had had quite enough of the ponyf'aggotry on his beloved board, so he went into the active pony thread and banned all the bronies in it for two weeks. Naturally, they evaded the bans using proxies and by resetting their modems, but the bans kept coming, and even spread to /co/, which by that point largely didn't want much of anything to do with the /b/ threads and considered itself a separate entity. The chaos continued on the 28th when a /b/ mod linked to Ponychan, saying it was where all the bronies were organizing and discussing the use of proxies to ban evade and continue "spamming the board with ponies." The /b/tards went wild and proceeded to launch the most successful raid they've ever had against Ponychan. Being composed largely of ex-/b/tards itself, the gore and porn that Ponychan was blasted with did little to offend. However, the /b/tards did more than just spam--they also reported the site to the hosting company for hosting material the company disapproved of. And they did it at a time when no moderators were online to delete the raid content. As a result, that night, Ponychan went down.
>> No. 2513043
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What followed was a brief, amused panic among the bronies. Orange created a Ponychan Status Tumblr (http://www.ponychan-status.tumblr.com) and switched to a new host. By 10:30 AM the next day, March 1st, Ponychan was back with a vengeance love. The old site had been saved right before it went down the previous night by “a kind anonpony,” and in gratitude, Orange set it up permanently at http://www.ponychan.net/chan/80/ , ready to usher in a new age of Ponychan prosperity. On that same day, Ponychan’s first meme, TOOT, was born. An anonpony posted a picture of Pinkie Pie blowing her party noisemaker from “Griffon the Brush-Off” accompanied by a series of TOOTs, and !!Scootaloo mod (also known as Blazing Starshine) added a fake ban message saying (USER WAS TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT FOR THIS POST). It caused a sensation, and soon, TOOT was derailing threads and getting threads devoted to it, as well as becoming slang that is used in the place of just about any naughty word. Toot is still occasionally used by oldfriends to this very day, as they have fond memories of it.
>> No. 2513044
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On March 10th, TwilightSpark1e!Magicvjd0s posted >>/arch/1, the very first archived thread ever. The story was touching enough that a poster named Shimmer notified Lauren Faust of it on her DeviantArt. She entered the thread and posted in it, supporting the OP, much to the amazement of many other bronies. The thread was stickied and led to the creation of Twilight’s Library, Ponychan’s archive of its greatest threads.

Ponychan continued to grow in popularity, eclipsing FiMchan as the more popular Friendship is Magic imageboard, and the users reveled in the pony madness. The site’s first image dərp occurred in a great thread on March 12th, which is still visible at >>/arch/503. On March 14th, >>/arch/411 was posted and the day became known as Pinkie Pi Day. Giggle at the Ghostly was autoplayed and the new Pinkie Pie theme was introduced. /pony/ became sillier and sillier by the day, much to the joy of most, and the annoyance of others. On /arch/, a board which had been created when /ot/ and /hi/ were merged earlier, Ponychan’s very first serial thread was created by PSP!uEGUW52lhU—the “How Are You?” threads, then known as “How is everypony?” Popular memes of the time were variations on the Shrugpony, the original of which had been drawn by /co/ drawfriend Megasweet in January, TOOT, and MrYaridovich’s famous video “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic provides a realistic interpretation of life in Ponyville.” Shrugponies were the topic of the thread that was /pony/’s 19999 get, as a random bit of pointless trivia. One of the longest threads ever made (before freakin’ TKC came along) started with the simple sentence “This is a pony.” (>>/arch/1028) In addition to the admin, Ponychan’s mods got in on the pony fun: >>/arch/1948 was created on a whim by !!PinkiePie.
>> No. 2513045
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On March 22nd, two major things happened: the site software was upgraded, creating an older version of the “Now 20% Cooler!” front page you see today. The site’s frames were removed, making way for the blue bar you still see at the top of the screen today. The other notable event that occurred on this day was the announcement of the Ponychan theme contest. !!Celestia asked for posters to make pony-related themes for the site, and several of them were chosen and added to the themes. You can see the winners in your Themes menu, and the ones that didn’t win, in addition to older versions of the winners, on http://www.ponychan.net/chan/themes/ which I sincerely hope is never deleted.

Another very famous aspect that Ponychan was picking up was that it was a very kind, tolerant, and civil community. Sensitive topics like religion could be discussed without too much drama, and people would actually come to Ponychan for advice of all sorts. One brony who had picked up a bit of a reputation for being helpful toward others, Nature Blossom, went to bed on the night of March 23rd with a bit of a message for his fellow Ponychanners on /pony/: >>/arch/3224. The thread was stickied by !!PinkiePie and archived after a while.

The very next day, on March 24th, Ponychan reached a milestone: 1000 unique IP addresses had posted on the site. !!Dərpy threw a mod party on /pony/ that !!Celestia and the rest of the mods got in on as well. It was truly a time of jubilation.

On March 29th, another one of the greatest events in Ponychan history occurred: Jayson Thiessen visited (>>/arch/6286) for a quick message to the bronies, and a brief Q/A. He confirmed that it was legit on his Twitter (@GoldenRusset).
>> No. 2513046
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As idyllic as it may seem, things weren’t necessarily perfect on Ponychan in March (or any month for that matter). On that very day, Ponychan had its very first mod loss: !!PinkiePie had lost his status as a moderator. Quite a bit of drama was stirred up on March 25th when YouTube closed popular pony episode uploader MAST3RLINKX’s account down for copyright infringement due to parasprites who claimed to be Hasbro. In addition, raids were a common occurrence. The mods usually took care of them fairly quickly, but some of the Ponychanners had developed a bit of a sensitivity to gore and other such things, and for some, who had never browsed an imageboard before, the materials that the raiders used were new to them. >>/arch/5782 was originally created as a response to one such raid.
>> No. 2513047
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There were a few regular tripfriend parasprites that should probably also be mentioned. One was Hit’’Iar (whose name is wordfiltered), and Marceline the Vampire Queen (No, not the one you see today. That poster went by Cyberpony in those days.) Hit’’Iar posted pictures of Hitler and verbalized his hate of ponies in a terribly imitated German accent. Marceline posted Marceline from Adventure Time and made several threads a night, many of which derailed into a bit of immaturity and minor drama.
>> No. 2513048
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(We loved them. At least, most of us did.)
>> No. 2513049
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In spite of a bit of drama, however, Ponychan bravely waltzed into April. On April 1st, “April Foals Day” occurred. !!Celestia had played some pranks on the users by giving their posts random ##Kick Me## capcodes. Steven Magnet, already a popular poster, got the special ##Steven## capcode. In addition to this, some posts’ pictures had little hats on them. As April progressed, Steven Magnet’s threads began to grow in popularity…

April was not without drama either, of course. There was also a bit of a debate over whether or not furries should be loved and tolerated, the main arguments against them being that they would make the fandom look bad. On April 8th, >>/arch/ 9135 was first posted, and I’m not going to go into detail about it because it wasn’t a very proud moment in our history, but basically, a parasprite named Violent J (in addition to others) caused some drama in a thread, and things escalated so much that the thread ended up being archived as an example of what not to do. In addition to this, on April 16th, a bit of drama occurred when 4chan went down and some bored /b/ posters came to Ponychan, were unaccustomed to the rules, and had a bad encounter with !!Twilight and !!Trixie, who had been recently modded (but who, ironically, was from /b/ himself.)
>> No. 2513050
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Meanwhile, the lack of serious pony-related threads in /pony/ drove !!Celestia, after a brief debate in a stickied thread on /pony/, to rename it to /oat/, a board for all the pony-related randomness that had taken place in /pony/ previously. This occurred on April 19th. /ep/ was renamed to /pony/, eliminating Ponychan’s /ep//pic/ status, but giving the seriousfriends a place to overanalyze the show as they so loved to do. On that same day (>>/arch/26159) auctions for some of Lauren’s original sketches started, and, although it isn’t in that thread, Lauren did come to Ponychan to discuss a purchase of a Pinkie Pie sketch with a poster named Lady Draconic, who had sold many of her possessions to get the money for said sketch. April also gave us the first TKC thread: >>/arch/20601.

April was a month of optimism as well. >>/arch/16458 and >>/arch/17356 were both posted during that time, and the opinions reflected within were not uncommon in that time. In spite of the occasional drama and raids, bronies generally kept their chins high and enjoyed their ponies just the same as always.

Another thing that happened in April was a surge in the popularity of Homestuck and roleplaying. Initially, this mostly happened on /oat/ and /pony/, but soon, after some consideration, the /rp/ board, which was going to get deleted because it got almost no traffic, became one of the fastest, most inhabited boards on the site. In this way, drama involving the roleplayers was averted.

By the way, there were nostalgia threads. Ponychan nostalgia threads. In April. A month most people get nostalgic about now. This just goes to show how subjective nostalgia itself is.
>> No. 2513051
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When May 1st came, however, a little bit of trouble happened. Ponychan collapsed on itself due to a server issue, and all the Ponychanners, once again, had few places to go. Some chose to go to /b/, and were welcomed by the bronies (and “America, Fuck Yeah!” autoplaying Osama Bin Laden thread) there. Others went to /co/ and had a bit of a nasty surprise when they discovered that, over the months, /co/ had developed quite the dislike for Ponychan due to stricter moderation, the “love and tolerance” of Ponychan, and an association with /b/, which some of them held a bit of a grudge against. By the end of that day, the site came back up.

Then, with May 6th came the end of the season. The summer had begun, and there was fear in the hearts of the bronies. Fear that the summer would be long and grueling without ponies. >>/arch/28630 was posted on /oat/ in response to this, and indeed, many bronies seemed intent on making the summer as painless as possible.
>> No. 2513052
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/oat/ was reaching breaking point in its silliness, with things like !!Celestia changing post numbers to steal GETs, awesome metal embeds by !!Cheerilee mod (also known as Nature Blossom, who unfortunately also went through a depressive Batman phase at this time)(>>/arch/29354), SYRUP OF ALLTHINGS OH MY GOD WHY, goggles, and gyrobowls. With the summer also came Equestria Girls, which contained the show’s very first “true” shout-out to its fans, in the form of the line “our bronies hang out too, cause they know we’re awesome fillies!” This, unfortunately, caused some drama on Ponychan when it was autoplayed later that month (>>/arch/2484012), but all in all, /oat/ was at its funniest and silliest in May. Other notable events were !!Cheerilee getting pulled into a little bit of drama involving a poster named Haackula (which !!Cheerilee handled quite well), and, a bit later, !!Cheerilee stepping down completely as a mod.
>> No. 2513053
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…and that’s all I’ve got so far. But there is more to come, and I will try to have it done by the time the one year anniversary of the day I watched my first pony episode (February 11th) comes. For now, thanks for being here, all you old posters and new posters! It’s been a really enjoyable almost-year for me. Really, it's been a pleasure.

>I had the time of my liiiife
>and I never felt this way before
>Yes I swear, it’s the truuuuth
>And I owe it all to yoooooouuuuu~ ♥

And now I have to go to bed, for real. It's 1:30 and I have to wake up at 6.
>> No. 2513054
Most impressive, Starshine!

Happy birthday Ponychan! Let's try and make the second year even better~ ^_^
>> No. 2513055
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This is such a wonderful story...

Thank you so much Starshine!

Good night.
Sleep well, and may you have pleasant dreams.
I have you have a lovely day tomorrow.

Thank you again for this great story.
>> No. 2513056
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Thank you Starshine, that was very, very enlightening.
>> No. 2513057
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Oh boy, manly tears and nostalgia.

Good night.
>> No. 2513058
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>get in bed
>can't sleep
>turn laptop back on
Whoa. I got stickied?

Now I've got to deliver more!
>> No. 2513059
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ah, i remember some of the earlier days.

sweet memories.

px ¿sʎɐp uɐɥɔd ʎןɹɐǝ ʎɯ ɯoɹɟ ǝsɐɥd pןo sıɥʇ sɹǝqɯǝɯǝɹ ǝuoʎuɐ ɟı ɹǝpuoʍ ı
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>> No. 2513061
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Off to typing I go, then.
>> No. 2513062
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Neat a whole bunch of shit that happened way before I was here.
Also posting in a sticky.
>> No. 2513063
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I didn't mean now...
>> No. 2513064
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Yes, you did.
>> No. 2513065
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I've only been here since Julyish, but this... this is beautiful
>> No. 2513066
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its feels bad to be a newpony
i couldnt take part in forming what i love so dear, what really hits me in the heart though, is the people who accepted me into this culture.
thanks guys, i hope our years are long and frivolous
i love you! <3
>> No. 2513067
!!Tia must be proud of his site. Lotsa cool life-changing stuff happened here.
>> No. 2513068
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>> No. 2513069
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Thanks! I enjoyed reading this and look forward to the continuation. It really impresses on me just how much has happened here in the relatively short tine the site has existed: some good, some not so good, of course, but the site is certainly always changing. I'm glad that things currently seem to be in a good place, regardless.

(It's my 11-month anniversary too!)
>> No. 2513070
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You missed the part where I slayed the dragon and had sex with several large women.
>> No. 2513071
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That made me laugh.
>> No. 2513072
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You have a terrible sense of humor, then.<3
>> No. 2513073
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Hey, sitting in a conference room and doing work on Excel makes everything entertain you easily.
>> No. 2513074
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what about /80/?
>> No. 2513075
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That's some wonderful work there, I must say.
Feels like an insight. Thanks a ton. Looking forward to the rest.
>> No. 2513076
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Now wait a minute, you had an orgy and didn't invite me?
>> No. 2513077
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Yes, I need more.
>> No. 2513078
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As Ponychan saddled up for the month of June, one last memorable thread happened. A user named lemon!lime20x4CA made a thread on /oat/ to say that he wasn’t looking forward to the next day. It quickly became apparent that his intent was to end it all the very next day, which led to a panic. However, then-!!PinkiePie mod Corrie Pie intervened and, following a precedent set by a similar incident earlier involving a poster named Star!Shadow, reported the IP address to the police in the area. In a haze of drama, arguing, and other such bad things, the only person absent was the OP of the thread. And while he got a lot of less-than-helpful replies, he also got a lot of replies that really did help him feel better, and, in the end, Lemon returned with the reply “Thank you all so much, I really, truly appreciate all the responses I get, and it's been amazing reading them all because I've never talked to anypony about how I've really felt at times. I've felt at times that nopony has understood me, I'm sorry if my message is not satisfactory or deep enough, but I really love you guys, thanks so much.” to the relief of everybody who had been following the thread, which, by that point, was a considerable number. (>>/arch/2487992)
>> No. 2513079
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June marked another boom in the general population of the fandom. As it was summertime, the younger part of the internet population was out of school and had more time to browse the internet and get hooked on random things like ponies. In addition to this, a brand new site had just opened up: MyLittleBrony.com, the new pony-themed Memebase. Factors like these affected the Ponychan population in several ways. A lot of newfriends were pouring in, and Ponychan was growing and growing and growing. June was also the month of ferris wheels, a meme which originated from a HawkeyePierce thread on /oat/. The thread had devolved into shippy roleplays between Rarity Sauce and Lucky Streak, much to the amusment of watching Ponychanners. More ferris wheel roleplays happened all across /oat/, and from there, the shipping roleplay traditions you still see today from time to time were born.
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Of course, just like in the modern day, these ships were a cause of controversy among the moderation team and users. !!Spike mod (later identified as Steven Magnet) in particular cracked down on the ferris wheels like none other. This led to much joking and ribbing later on (>>/arch/2502168), and many a /meta/ derail occurred in a thread about !!Spike, ferris wheels, and shipping. /meta/ was best board back in the day. In that same first half of the month, we had things like mod scavenger hunts, ask-a-mod threads, and the infamous board /whydoesntspikehaveanylegs/. It was peacetime on Ponychan.
>> No. 2513081
well this is quite unexpected but yay
>> No. 2513082
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Many Happy Returns of the Day!

Also, thank you Starshine for sharing with us the fascinating history of the site! I wasn't around for the early-months (I think my first post was May 11th or awfully close to it) so I find it neat to hear about the things that were going on before I started lurking (and posting) about the 'chan!

Keep up the good work, oh historian and storyteller!


"I am Loquacious of Herd. Resistance is silly. Your life, as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service Equestria."
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Starshine is new official Ponychan Historian?

I mean, might as well be. Nice work mate!
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>> No. 2513085
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Happy birthday ponychan
>> No. 2513086
That is quite a story. Thank you for typing it all up, Starshine.
Four more years!
>> No. 2513087
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This is great...anyone up for cappnig this whole thread?


TOOT s horn =)
>> No. 2513088
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Man, next month I'll have been around here a year.

Time flies.
>> No. 2513089
I just joined here a few days ago, funny how it coincided with the anniversary of the site... An interesting read!
>> No. 2513090
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Welcome to ponychan Usatsu =)
I hope you enjoy your stay..FOREVER!
>> No. 2513091
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happy bd ponychan
and I will read it later
>> No. 2513092
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Oh, I will~ You are all so nice here.
>> No. 2513093
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Ooo.. new test subject..err.. Pchan user!



You just gotta remember two things..

One.. we're all crazy.

Two.. Rarity is best pony.

Do that and you'll be fine.

>> No. 2513094
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was this before or after Rousseau wrote the Social Contract?
>> No. 2513095
That was about when I joined in to this whole mess. jk I love you guys

I remember how horrified everyone was when Youtube took down his youtube channel. It's funny now because it completely pales in comparison to what's been going on for a couple months now.

Also, yes. Starshine for offical historian.
>> No. 2513096
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Oh hallo new one.
I'm chaosmagic or just chaos and I have some
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>> No. 2513098
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>> No. 2513099
Still haven't got to when I joined, in November.

Happy birthday, Ponychan.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy,
When skies are gray...
>> No. 2513100
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I propose we post really old, awesome shit.
>> No. 2513101
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Such as?
>> No. 2513102
Starshine for (Element of History)
>> No. 2513103
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Very well...
(mine countenance whereupon I realise I have 13.5GB of pics....)
>> No. 2513104
Oh you, everypony knows that's Locke
>> No. 2513105
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Dat's not bad. Why doesn't it cover the summer, though?
>> No. 2513106
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You welcome!

Great thread star, I LOVE it!

Happy Ponychan bday!
>> No. 2513107
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>> No. 2513108
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Science has created....

Rule 63 Ember Storm!

>> No. 2513109
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Toasting in /ep//pic/ thread!
>> No. 2513110
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It's really been a year, huh?

I don't know whether to feel happy or sad.
>> No. 2513111
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>> No. 2513112
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>> No. 2513113
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Win here
>> No. 2513114
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>> No. 2513115
A lot fo stuff happened over the summer. You should write it out, especailly with July 4th and such.
>> No. 2513116
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We love you Ember. Just teasin you ;)
>> No. 2513117
>hugs Ember Storm
>> No. 2513118
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I don't even have a reaction image for how awesome this thread is.
>> No. 2513119
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>March 3rd (I think)
>Mush joins in /pony/ as 'Mush', no trip.
>/pony/ becomes /ep/ and then /oat/ appeared
>Mush moves to /oat/
>Mush becomes 'Pinkie with a Basket hat' for 5 months.
>Starts the ol' Ponies with hats stuff
>Migrates to /arch/
>Becomes 'Twilight with big crown thingy'
>Annoys people
>Turns into 'Mush (Element of Time Travel)' and spams DeLoreans everywhere
>/end life story on Ponychan

Hope y'all had fun reading my life story... bai.
>> No. 2513120
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Happy birthday, Ponychan.
>> No. 2513121
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Nice picture =D
>> No. 2513122
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I like that story... I'll post my own!
>found ponychan April 6 (roughly)
>anon post and lurk for a couple weeks
>get tripcode for >>/arch/2487035
>keep it forever
>secret boards
>silly stuff I probably won't be remembered for
>> No. 2513123
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This thread gives me joy.
I joined within the first month before ponies for bronies but after the creation of /hi/, /ot/, /art/, and /fic/. I think they added /ep/ right after I joined.
>> No. 2513124
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Excellent thread!
>> No. 2513125
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oh hallo there
>> No. 2513126
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Thanks a lot for the trip down memory lane Starshine!

Happy birthday Ponychan!
>> No. 2513127
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>> No. 2513128
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Oh, awesome. Happy birthday, Ponychan! I'll be honest, I'm really surprised that I joined a month after this site came into existence. I would not have assumed it was so brand new, considering how tightly-knit the community was at my time of arrival.

Thanks for giving us the history of Ponychan. There were a lot of things I was not aware of due to a personal hiatus, so thanks for filling me in! I now know why people post ferris wheels! Still unsure about syrup, though.
>> No. 2513129
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Ponies menstruate syrup.
>> No. 2513130
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>> No. 2513131
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yay me too
that reminds me I really want some now.
>> No. 2513132
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>> No. 2513133
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I'm suddenly in the mood for pancakes now.
>> No. 2513134
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You know that odd feel you get just after climbing a mountain in the rain in winter?

As you look out over the landscape the repetetive splashing of the droplets slows to a dull background hum, the condensed breath before your eyes seems to drift lazily across as a cloud would, and the very touch of Jack Frost seems to release its grip on your skin.
Then as you look away the slowed time seems to turn again, and your senses snap back into place?

It is an interesting feel isn't it.
>> No. 2513135
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>> No. 2513136
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Gyropedia?... I could use this. Thanks!

Also: Gross.
>> No. 2513137
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Excellent story.
>> No. 2513138
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Happy birthday Ponychan and may a hundred more years come to ye!

I love ye all like brothers and sisters and with a few of you, maybe even a little more than that and I hope we can continue this well into the future!
>> No. 2513139
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Suited for Success was the first one I saw, too. /co/ the night before was one of the best nights ever on /co/.
Great telling of our history, Starshine.
>hugs and smiles
>> No. 2513140
And I missed most of the fun since I stopped visiting ponychan on a regular basis after May-ish. :(

Still, I am glad everything is ok, I wish the community a lot of fun and success in the future and may you spread as much joy and happiness as you did to me in my time :)

Also, I hope this gets archived. Nice summary.
Saving it ^-^
>> No. 2513141
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so much history!!
all of which i know nothing about
surprised of how much this site went through
>inb4 /arch/
>> No. 2513142
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Nicely said, and I couldn't think of someone better to post it. Somehow, I got here around May/June, and yet still knew the story. Think I'll save this thread. Gold star, mate.
>> No. 2513143
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That was wonderful Starshine.

I haven't been here since the beginning, but I sure have had some great times and met some wonderful people. Some of those people even helped me sort out some of my own problems and that is something that has never happened to me on any other website I have ever been on. I adore the Ponychan community and am proud to be a part of our flourishing and ever growing society.

You are the greatest and I hope to stick around here with you to see this thread next year.

That image gets me every time I see it
>> No. 2513144
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>> No. 2513145
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I'm completely the opposite!
>> No. 2513146
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It feels pretty odd, really.

Having been in what people are now calling history.

I wonder how it'll feel when even today turns into "way back in the year 2012"
>> No. 2513147
Fuu.. I came here in late july on /collab/ when it was in its thousands.. time flys..
>> No. 2513148
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All these feels...
>> No. 2513149
23,3 Gb of pics...
My Pony folder weights 146 GB...
Don't ask.

I remember that time. I was so worried back then. Is this it? Is the magic over? Will this amaizing new fandom just wither and die? No... I don't want it to happen. NO!!! It's too great to end like this. The time hasn't come yet.

Damn it I have barely shown any sort of activity in the fandom for months, yet I still feel attached to everypony in it. Love you folks ^-^
>> No. 2513150
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>> No. 2513151
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>> No. 2513152
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I don't think I've ever said "Oh my Gosh, I remember that!" so many times in my life. That and "Hey, that's me!" Upon clicking on an /arch/ thread.
Thank you so much for this thread. I'm crying for real right now. I've only cried four times relating to FiM in the past. One of the March friendship threads, My Little Dashie, the season finale, and !!Cheerilee's farewell thread. Now this is the fifth.
It's an honor to have been a brony for over a year, and to have joined a now year old website with so many wonderful people. Thank you.
>> No. 2513153
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someone is screencapping all those story posts, right?
>> No. 2513154
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I am now.
>> No. 2513155
(Briefly: Does anyone happen to have the picture on that first post? I'd be ever so grateful if it could be added to my desktop background rotation. The one there is too small to use :( )
I just finished reading this, and... wow. So many touching moments. Several of these stories and pictures brought tears to my eyes. I love this fanbase ^-^
*bro-hoofs and hugs for everypony*
>> No. 2513156
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I'm pretty sure Starshine's epic history will end up placing this in /arch/. It's got my vote. I'm gonna wait for it to break 200 posts first.
>> No. 2513157
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The dimension is off but.. Yeah, I guess it could be padded with black..
>> No. 2513158
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Got ya covered.
>> No. 2513159
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>> No. 2513160
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Thank youuuuuuuuuuu~! :D
>> No. 2513161
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N'aw, it's okay. Thanks to both. You guys rock ^-^
>> No. 2513162
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Gotta up your game dude.. :)

You're welcome :)
>> No. 2513163
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It's already been done, but I searched the image and found it in a larger dimension.
>> No. 2513164
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Where have you been?
>> No. 2513165
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I bow to your image searching capabilities.
>> No. 2513166
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I'm not sure.

But I'm here now. I plan to be here until I'm no longer here again.
>> No. 2513167
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no I have been destroyed, ruined....

I have to many pony pictures....way to many...
>> No. 2513168
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>> No. 2513169
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'Sup Douchebags...
>> No. 2513170
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>> No. 2513171
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are you actually Danish by the way?
eller gør du det for sjov?
>> No. 2513172
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I stopped collecting at some point. back in july I think..

Huzzah indeed!

ola' il sombrero des Mexico

Jeg gør det.. Øøhm.. Tror bare det er fordi, det er det jeg normalt gør..
>> No. 2513173
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Coolt, jeg er svensk men jag kan litt dansk. =)
>> No. 2513174
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That's nice.. I don't know much Swedish..

How long have you been around? I'm pretty sure I've seen your name before..
>> No. 2513175
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I have been around forever but I started posting actively about three months ago I think...
>> No. 2513176
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A pretty accurate recap.

In like 2 weeks i'll have been here a year myself. Crazy shit.

I really do like this place though.
>> No. 2513177
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Ok.. Well, hopefully you'll be around forever in the future as well.. And having fun and stuff..

>Last post for now.. I feel as if I have somehow derailed this thread when I shouldn't..
>> No. 2513178
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Nice work Starshine and happy birthday Ponychan, hopefully things still go well into the future.
>> No. 2513179
Still waiting for summer retrospective.

Because I actually remember that sort of stuff.
>> No. 2513180
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It's only been a year but it feels like an eternity.

Thanks OP.
>> No. 2513181
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>> No. 2513182
and thats how equestria was made
>> No. 2513183
Absolutely amazing.

Thank you. On so many levels.
>> No. 2513184
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I smell possible /arch/?

In the meantime, I'll get to screencapping.
>> No. 2513185
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>mine countenance whereupon cupcake and demon
>mine countenance whereupon talking to them still, nearly 12 months to the day after that cap was taken
>> No. 2513186
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>mine countenance whereupon I remember every single thing you said here in regards to ponychan and /b/.
I've been a /b!/rony and brony for far too long.

Good history lesson Star, you hit most of the major points regarding this chan's culture over the past year.
>> No. 2513187
Brother man, you know I ain't srs'n.

Seriously, if you catch me srs'n, slap me around a bit.
>> No. 2513188
⁄b⁄ronies, ⁄b⁄rony

>> No. 2513189
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Thanks, Starshine, stellar work, and I can't wait to read the rest of it.
>> No. 2513190
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This thread was a nice read. Excellent work Starshine.
>> No. 2513191
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Can't wait to make more of it!
>> No. 2513192
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>> No. 2513193
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Than whip me up a batch of fresh history Dav!
>> No. 2513194
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>> No. 2513195
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And the world shall never be the same.
>> No. 2513196
I know, rite?
>> No. 2513197
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Its what I do.
>> No. 2513198
I thought you did pants?
>> No. 2513199
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Only when I feel like rockin.
>> No. 2513200
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Oh, and Starshine
Aren't you a mod?
You should be a mod.
>SS: Be the moderator and bleat like a goat
>> No. 2513201
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Keep on rockin', brony.

...that's a horrible idea. then I'd have to be afraid of him O.O
>> No. 2513202
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I plan to.
>> No. 2513203
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You better >:C
>> No. 2513204
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As long as I have my pants I'll have my rock!
>> No. 2513205
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One does not need pants to rock...

Nor a shirt.
>> No. 2513206
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Just a sock?

>> No. 2513207
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But I keep all my rock in my pants! How am I supposed to rock without my pants?
>> No. 2513208
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A sock?
>> No. 2513209
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If I had any video editing software I'd make that video.

A sock cannot contain the awesome force of the rock my pants contain.
>> No. 2513210
Try telling that to the red hot chili peppers.
>> No. 2513211
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No complete nakedness is needed to unleash the ROCK

You are but a poser if your power comes from your pants..
I do not use pants for my rock comes from within my pants...
Ooooh yeah
>> No. 2513212
>> No. 2513214
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Get me their phone number, and I'll gladly tell them of my amazing rockin pants.

I see what you did there, but I'm afraid I need the full force of m pants to keep the rock from destroying the world.

Also, thread successfuly derailed.
>> No. 2513215
no u.
>> No. 2513216
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Than I guess The Red Hot Chili Peppers will never hear of my rockin pants...
>> No. 2513217
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I'm still remembered?
>> No. 2513218
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Successful derail is successful
>> No. 2513219
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I can't look at a ferris wheel without thinking of you.
>> No. 2513220
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>implying anyone could forget you
>> No. 2513222
this >>2513219
>> No. 2513223
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And still awesome. take a hug!

Oh well, that's too bad.
>> No. 2513224
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Mission successful.

Well, I've barely posted outside of the TKC anymore, so I'd have thought...
>> No. 2513225
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I guess I should post in here.
After all, I've been posting on this board since the beginning!
>> No. 2513226
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Hey, Dav.
>> No. 2513227
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>Derail sticky thread
>Feel accomplished

Too bad, I'd be willing to loan them a pair of my pants to make their music 20% cooler.

Everytime I ride a ferris wheel I think of pony shipping, do you have any idea what kind of curse this is?!
>> No. 2513228
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>> No. 2513229
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What a great history lesson Starshine. While I can't say that Ponychan has changed my life, it has been the best part of 2011 and is expected to be the best part of 2012. (Here's a little piece of my own Ponychan fun on /moon/ =3  )

Long Live Ponychan!

Remember to read more about Ponychan here:
>> No. 2513230
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It wasn't my intention but it still makes me giggle. =D
>> No. 2513231
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Holy shit. So many replies, some of them from people I haven't seen in a long time.

I swear, after I'm done posting more historical textwalls, I'll have a bunch of massive reply walls too...

I love you guys.

Also, prepare your bodies, because here comes some summer stuff!
>> No. 2513232
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This is when you're allowed to derail a sticky and feel accomplished.

And, no, pony shipping can be the most beautiful thing. There have been times where I was soothed in its cuteness, between Applejack and I...

oh hi
>> No. 2513233
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Brohoof for ancient ponies.

It was mine...
>> No. 2513234
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Let's do this.
>> No. 2513235
How do?

Hooray! I can't wait!

...but their music is awesome!
>> No. 2513236
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>> No. 2513237
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On June 15th, the gentle roar of oatmeal was interrupted. On that day, one poster from the /co/ MLP generals named Faceless decided to come to Ponychan for some paraspriting. He concocted a story about how he needed medical help but didn’t have the money for it, and posted his PayPal link. Many fell for it, and in the end he managed to get $124 out of his scam, all of which he blew on pony scat rule 34 commissions. It should be noted that his actions were condemned by both Ponychan and /co/. Although most people on /co/ at the time agreed that they didn’t like Ponychan, they also agreed that fraud was an enormous dick move on his part. However, the scam proved quite the shitstorm, and made the wall between Ponychan and /co/ both thicker and taller.

The second half of June was decidedly less dramatic again on Ponychan , but let’s face it, still pretty fucking wild. On the 19th, thanks to Amonisis and a few other posters derailing a thread, the Sweetie Belle Derelle meme wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAs born. (>>/arch/2498537) Quite a few people disliked it and found it annoying, and the moderators had to step in and say that intentional derailments of threads with the Sweetie Belle Derelle would result in a ban. Nonetheless, the exploitable face and trAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAdemark extending of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA’s spread to both /b/ and /co/, and is still occasionally used today. And damn, it produced a TON of OC for such a short period of time.
>> No. 2513238
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I'm not doing the best, but it's surely a passing issue. Unless you meant how do hug?
In which case, refer to pic.
>> No. 2513239
Does late april count?
>> No. 2513240
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My body is ready.jpg

Hrm... that give me an idea...

But imagine it 20% cooler
>> No. 2513241
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Wow, I didn't start to "fit in" until, what, May? And I've been on and off since the end of summer.
I need to come here more before I miss the future greats to come.
>> No. 2513242
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Then July 4th came, and with it, a decision by !!Celestia, enforced by !!RainbowDash, was begun. (http://www.ponychan.net/chan/oat/res/36071548.html) In an effort to make /oat/ less /arch/ty and more pony related, !!RainbowDash moved several threads out of /oat/ and into /arch/. The first of these was Ember Storm’s /oat/ serial. Naturally, a rapid change like this caused quite a bit of drama amongst the community. After all, it was a move of an entire board community onto another board, which already had a pre-existing community. The old /arch/ters and g/oat/s didn’t mix as well as they should have, mainly due to the differences in the two boards. /arch/ had been a fairly slow board, and /oat/ a fairly fast one, and both of them felt that the /oat/ community was out of place on /arch/. However, eventually, they got used to each other and lived on /arch/ in harmony harmony oh love~

Meanwhile, /oat/ became very into roleplaying and developed a sort of loose canon (see what I did there?) of its own, with quite a few original characters.
>> No. 2513243
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What's your idea?

Also, since Starshine probably won't mention this, I will. I helped a bunch of people start being artists by making a silly game out of drawing silly descriptions, and hopefully it helped the community as a whole.

You know, because the ferris wheel thing was pretty much a setback xd
>> No. 2513244

Wanna talk about it? sorry...
>hugs saucey tight :3
>> No. 2513245
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Unfortunately, July drama took its toll on two of Ponychan’s mods. Twilight decided to step down, saying he was sick of the drama and fake love, in a thread that he demanded that the other mods do not sticky. The thread was stickied anyway.

In addition to !!Twilight, !!Spike/Steven Magnet left, in a similar cloud of drama involving a personal (and all too public) dispute with !!Celestia himself.

There was, unfortunately, still a bit more drama to come. Toward the very end of July, the Oslo bombings happened, and a poster named Kim Fluttershy Dykas claimed that his father had died in this bombing. The /arch/ community gave him their support and condolences, and he had his thread about it archived and everything. However, the names of all the victims were released, and there was no sign of a Dykas in there. Kim admitted to his lie in the end, and was promptly given a ban.
>> No. 2513246
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Thank god that meme died, just imagine if it was on chAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAt

At this point if you were here for the summer you can be considered ancient.
>> No. 2513247
Like me.

Like me, right?

...but the ferris wheel thing was awesome! by the way, do you still do broken telephone?

Which dash mod was this?
>> No. 2513248

I remember that day. felt bad, man.
>> No. 2513249
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August, thankfully, was comparatively drama free. /arch/ was becoming more and more popular by the day, and becoming closer and closer to the way /arch/ is today. More serial threads began popping up, including the Love and Advice threads, started by Circuit Mane. TKC become more of a force, and became a hideout for old /oat/ bronies who felt out of place on /arch/. Epic Mount had a thing called /arch/meal going for a while, but, as you may be able to tell, that has since died out. One interesting thing to note about the time was a loose formation of /meta/ regulars who would immediately derail a /meta/ thread after it ran its course. Several funny derails happened during this time period, and the members of this /meta/ derail squad joked that it was no their favorite board. [?]And after a while, some of them began to really mean that.[?]

On August 14th, !!Scootaloo invited people from /co/ onto Ponychan to discuss differences and disagreements between the two communities. Everything went better than expected in the thread, and Ponychan and /co/ enjoyed a brief period of being on relatively good terms. /co/ was in a fairly relaxed mood for most of the rest of that day, much to the pleasure of a few Ponychanners who also happened to be /co/lts. The thread went so well that some Ponychanners decided to go for an encore and invite posters from /b/ as well. This led to a rekindling of the old fire of friendship between the /b/ pony threads and Ponychan, which had flickered for a bit due to clashes involving mods. This friendship would prove valuable two months later.
>> No. 2513250
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>> No. 2513251
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I'm pretty sure you still owe me a ship from sometime back in Spring or Summer. Also I guess you did have to save some face after ruining ferris wheels for us all.

Indeed. That is why they must have my pants.

What ever happened to Dykas anyway? I don't see him anymore.
>> No. 2513252
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Ah Love and Advice thread. Gotta love that thread.

Can I get on some of that popcorn, Space?
>> No. 2513253
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Did I? Do you even like shipping, or roleplaying?

Yeah, and sometimes. Nobody has bothered me to make one on my /art/ thread yet other than methosteles (probably got his name wrong) so I haven't made one in a week or two.

I... just feel downcast. I figure it's because I don't have access to my good computer...
>> No. 2513254
I'm betting that ban was Perma, or he just felt out of place or guilty :/

Hm, Don't remember that thread. I must've still been over in /oat/ at that point.
>> No. 2513255
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Ouch you just broke my heart. You were my first ship...
>> No. 2513256
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Of course!
>> No. 2513257
Don't hog it all, brotha.

Well, that won't be for long, hopefully, right? And your friends are here, so that's something!
>> No. 2513258
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With September came a new board called /metachat/, after the decision that /meta/ was getting too silly. Lots of bronies really liked /metachat/, as it reminded them of the /oat/ they had lost. The /meta/ regulars also quite enjoyed it. It was not to last, but it did have several rather fun threads. During the second half of the month, the second season of MLP began at last. On the night of the 16th, before the episode aired, mods stickied a thread on /oat/ proclaiming a “classic /oat/ party thread” to celebrate the start of the new season. /pony/’s traffic increased, as did /oat/’s. /arch/ continued with the development of serial threads, and a John Sappington Marmaduke exploitable meme began to take root. Another notable event that occurred in September was the purging of a few threads that were no longer considered archive worthy from Twilight’s Library. Among the threads removed were a thread from /oat/ in April that began with “woah hello there officer” that derailed really hard, a thread dedicated to making the longest thread on Ponychan, and a thread involving a mash-up of several popular songs.

I can't seem to find any screencaps from September, so have a Discord picture instead.
>> No. 2513259
Hm, I had forgot all about /metachat/.

Also, nuoh mah god, that means it's been, like, 6 months since season 2 started O.O
>> No. 2513260
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Nah, he was only banned for a week or something. Love and Tolerance by the mods and what not, he was truly sorry about what he did, and for the most part we forgave him. I saw him for a long while after that around here, but I just don't see him anymore.

Oh how I love your cooking, no one can make an Xbox taste quite as good as you can.
>> No. 2513261
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Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh I'm in Ponychan's history aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

You did a great job on this, Starshine :)
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>> No. 2513263
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People who came here in July have been here for over half of the site's existence.

Whoa, this is what, your first post in four months?
>> No. 2513264
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Hrm, I can't even remember /metachat/. It must have been very short lived if I didn't see it.
>> No. 2513265
That's too bad. I've actually been meaning to start up a short series of threads asking about what happened to old posters. people like him, maybe Haack, or Jood...

...dear gawd.

and there's a throwback, I just got 504'd @[email protected]
>> No. 2513266
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I try my best

>suddenly 504
>> No. 2513267
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This is the most interesting thread I have read in quite some time. I am curious, Starshine, as to how you manged to compile all this information together and keep it straight.
>> No. 2513268
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Hrm, I can't even remember /metachat/. It must have been very short lived if I didn't see it.
>> No. 2513269
Same... especially odd if it really was that popular, you know?

Ooh, and Sprinty, don't forget to mention how you made Gyropedia!
>> No. 2513270
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October was another notable month on Ponychan, for several reasons. First, at the very start of the month came the announcement that the mods would be loosening the rules on how pony-related a thread in /oat/ must be. The board wouldn’t be as lenient as it had been pre-July, but it would still be more lenient than it was at the time. This led to a derailed sticky by the relatively new !!Twilight mod and a slightly increased amount of old posters returning to /oat/, as well as a slight decrease in roleplaying on said board. October also saw the rise of various bandwagon memes on /arch/, the most famous being the ATM. Eventually, mods stepped in to put a stop to the spamming of ATM threads, but for about an hour or so on October 2nd, the entire board had derailed into different perspectives of a story involving a mugging near an ATM, which was stopped by a Rarity keychain.
>> No. 2513271
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Has is really been that long? Oh man.... :O Coulda swore I've poked around in the HAY threads not *too* long ago...
>> No. 2513272
That was in June. June 8th, to be exact.

As long as this whole thing is, I STILL haven't put everything I remember into it.

It's been a pretty long time, dude.
>> No. 2513273
That reminds me, did I ever tell you guys about the time I was reading an ATM thread? I was just sitting at my computer, when all of a sudden...
>> No. 2513274
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>pic related

>People who came here in July have been here for over half of the site's existence.
Yep that only makin me feel even older, in 19 days I'll have been here a year...

Hack was permabanned, Jood I dunno. Though I wish I knew what happened to Shoobie. That would bee a good idea too. I have alot of old friends I wish I knew what happened to.

Well their always amazing, so my compliments to the chef.
>> No. 2513275
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>> No. 2513276
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That is when I joined in October, was anonymous back then

And that was fukken hilarious!
>> No. 2513277
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Another noteworthy event in October was the return of Luna in the Halloween episode, Luna Eclipsed. Much of Ponychan was anticipating that the episode would destroy fanon, and cause a great deal of drama. Some were looking forward to it, while others were fearful of the episode’s effects on interbrony relationships on Ponychan, and within the fandom as a whole. However, these fears were all refuted. On October 22nd, the episode aired, to an overwhelmingly positive response. This was immortalized in a /pony/ thread which has now been archived. (>>/arch/2510891)
>> No. 2513278
Well, stop and redo it then!
>> No. 2513279
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And suddenly, in a continuation of another fine Ponychan tradition, Starshine had to leave again, this time for Calculus II.

I'll be back in about an hour and a half, more to come then!
>> No. 2513280
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It helps that he's been on this chan longer than me. And I've been here for nearly a year.

I guess I must have missed it. If it was in that September time period I was off alot for school and stuff, so I might have missed it entierly.

Now how did I miss THAT too? I must have been absent all September and October...
>> No. 2513281
Yeah, I know about Haack, just an example.

I still find it funny.


Luna is a cool pony.
>> No. 2513282
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>> No. 2513283
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Finally, I can say, "I remember that!" to something in this thread.

It's a shame I didn't find ponychan sooner...
>> No. 2513284
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I remember you back when you were new, posting in L&A for the first time. Seems like it was just yesterday.

Yah know, the prediction that it would destroy the fanon was pretty accurate. The ammount of Luna fic and art has dramatically decreased since that episode.

Later Star, and keep up the awesome history lesson/nostalgia session.
>> No. 2513285


Yeah, my guess was I just wasn't paying enough attention.
>> No. 2513286
Ooh, brushies, I remember those!

Yeah, but sans drama somehow.
>> No. 2513287
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Starshine forgot to talk about the epic shipping of dragons. Does anypony else remember that thread?
>> No. 2513288
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Either way, that is a thread I'd like to see. I wana know what happened to a bunch of my old friends.

Someone call Sauce back, he's got a job to do.

I know. I would have thought there would be alot more drama over Luna. It will be interesting to see if the same happens to Dərpy now she's been cannonized.
>> No. 2513289
Nope. but now I wish I did.

Maybe later, it's almost 4 in the morning here @[email protected]
>> No. 2513290
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I don't remember much
just that lawny gave me the Rarity folder
>> No. 2513291
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Oh lawdy that was a good thread. Scared Basil off pretty bad though if I remember well enough.

Oh thats right, your a Eurobro. Its still a fine 9:50 here by Philly.
>> No. 2513292
Yeah, tough because I'm an amurrican and also a eurobro...
>> No. 2513293
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Yah, Lawny's a good man. Though I never see him anymore. Kinda sad.

Now how does that work?
>> No. 2513294
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It was indeed a most freighting experience, being paired with such a creature. Most memories regarding the ordeal are too painful to recall...

Though, I do take solace in the fact that I was able to stroke that glorious, GLOURIOUS mustache of his..
>> No. 2513295
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The moustache makes all the difference eh Basil? Well it is pretty Fabulous!
>> No. 2513296
...my god, lol.
>> No. 2513297
he's up in the TKC
>> No. 2513298
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Is it just me or does it seem that all the old friends gravitate toward the TKC?
>> No. 2513299
>> No. 2513300
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Do not stir up memories I have attempted so hard to forget.

The mere thought of thinking about that mustache....

That wonderful, curvy, soft facial hair that felt like the physical embodiment of heaven itself.....

That mustache alone made Steven worthwhile...

>Mine Countenance Whereupon i'll never be able to touch it again


Yeah, pretty much. I used to post there sometimes as well, but my activity on the board has dropped to simply lurking all the time.
>> No. 2513301
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There are always more mustaches in the sea my friend. Don't worry, there will be another mustache.

Also why don't you post more? You used to be in L&A if I remember right, what made you drop out?
>> No. 2513302
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Dis thread. Dis whole thread. Danke, Starshine!
>> No. 2513303
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I believe you have me confused for another poster who went by the name Basil. I simply named the red dragon from Dragonshy as Basil due to the name having roots in a older incarnation of MLP.

I was not aware that there was a poster at the time who went by the same name and I apologize for the confusion.
>> No. 2513304
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Hrm... than I guess I do have the wrong poster. Also sorry for confusing you with someone else. But still, why have you become such a lurker as of late?
>> No. 2513305
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Quite alright, a simple mistake. It one of the reason why I don't use the name Basil as often anymore and opting instead for "Apples" to prevent confusion.

Why? I am not sure. I rarely ever post to begin with, yet I can't really quite lurking the site. It has a strong grasp on me which i can't escape from! It seems any moment that I am on a computer, I have a opened tab meant for lurking ol' Ponychan. Even when I try to deliberately leave, even if its just a small break, I always come crawling back to the chan.

Not that I mind, though its not very helpful when you procrastinate several assignments due to a site revolving around POHNEES amongst other things.
>> No. 2513306
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I see. Now I'll have to remember that your Basil.

That seems kind of odd. I have the same problem of always coming here when my computer is on, but I find it impossible to lurk much. I always have to post; find a thread, friends, and good times. This never seemed like a very lurkable chan, like you feel a need to post.

Also I know that feeling very much. Its hard to explain to my teachers that I didn't do my homework because of ponies...
>> No. 2513307
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Eh, I find it difficult to post in other threads. Its most likely due to my shyness sang as I always feel awkward popping into threads and feel like i'm interrupting conversations, unless I can think of something appropriate to say.

Regardless, I am content with my lurking status. I feel like a watchful protector.

Who observes...and...uhh...observes some more...

Thrilling life.
>> No. 2513308
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you should try the /moon/ then. It's mostly lurkers up there, and it's pretty hard to interrupt a conversation.
>> No. 2513309
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Yah I know what you mean, but there really is no need to feel that way. The threads are meant to be open ended, and subsiquently you are always welcome in any of them. Perhaps if you want to feel truly included in a thread you could join a serial thread. Otherwise just pop into threads when their young, and ride them out.

>Who observes...and...uhh...observes some more...
Just don't become The Observer.
>> No. 2513310
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Bah humbug. Ponychan was better next year.

Also you are the most epic of ponies, Starshine.
>> No. 2513311
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>Ponychan was better next year.
Ouch my brain.
>> No. 2513312
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Hey guys, Chika just popping in to say I love you all, even if my posting hasn't really been frequent at all in the past few months. Fun times have been had since I started coming here in late May and without you guys, I think I would've dropped interest in ponies before season 2.
>> No. 2513313
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Good to see you, Chika!
>> No. 2513314

Perhaps I shall, thay way when the inevitable “Ponychan Civil Wars to End All Civil Wars” and all the other boards are reduced to ash and rubble, I shall be safe on the /moon/


Don't worry, I shall not transform into such a thing!

It seems the time bid farewell has come.us Its been a pleasure conversing with you, Lax Brony. Have a pleasant night!

Also, thank you for reciting the history of Ponychan, Starshine. Its been a pleasure reading all the stories and what not.

>> No. 2513315
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Howdy there Dubya!
>> No. 2513316
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I never worried you'd become the new Observer, your too optimistic. Anyway it has been great catching up with you Basil, but I too have to head off for bed. Good night, and sleep well Basil. See you around.
>> No. 2513317
Wonder if anypony in this thread really even cares or remembers old Serge any more...
>> No. 2513318
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Another noteworthy event in October was the return of Luna in the Halloween episode, Luna Eclipsed. Much of Ponychan was anticipating that the episode would destroy fanon, and cause a great deal of drama. Some were looking forward to it, while others were fearful of the episode’s effects on interbrony relationships on Ponychan, and within the fandom as a whole. However, these fears were all refuted. On October 22nd, the episode aired, to an overwhelmingly positive response. This was immortalized in a /pony/ thread which has now been archived. (>>/arch/2510891)

On the exact same day as the Luna episode, trouble was brewing in the /b/ pony threads. 4chan’s admin, toot, had seemingly stickied a thread demanding that the bronies all leave /b/ and go to FiMchan or Ponychan instead. Just like on February 26th, this caused quite a bit of chaos over there, with plenty of bans, evasions, and arguing. Lots of /b/ronies decided to take refuge in Ponychan, as the two sites were on good terms at the time. Therefore, the /b/ and Friends thread was started. A lot of the bronies who left /b/ in the October bannings now consider themselves to be Ponychan regulars, and the /b/ and Friends thread is one of the most prominent serials on /arch/.
>> No. 2513319
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I remember him....
>> No. 2513320
File 132876284090.png - (146.31KB , 220x385 , ~Fuck anatomy.png )
I remember Serge.
>> No. 2513321
File 132876288321.png - (176.05KB , 440x425 , Derp.png )
Oh dear. That first half is a repost.

I do.
>> No. 2513322


...you do?


..well, I know that you do at least...
>> No. 2513323
Course I do.
Serge was pretty awesome.
>> No. 2513324
File 132876383711.jpg - (66.58KB , 467x591 , bye.jpg )
You forget that I have lurked since ponychan was in its cradle, I still remember serge and Steven Magnut.

Also I have to sleep now bye =)
>> No. 2513325
File 132876385735.png - (25.00KB , 397x384 , serge11.png )
>> No. 2513326
Of course you were.
One of the most awesome and interesting people I've ever met.
>> No. 2513327
File 132876435395.png - (84.11KB , 640x360 , Ain\'t even mad.png )
You completely forgot to mention that I became a Brony and came to PonyChan in August. Starshine, I am utterly dissapoint.
>> No. 2513328
File 132876551736.jpg - (221.74KB , 1000x675 , 131456367126.jpg )
No mention of gyrobowls or the sockies thread?
I am disappoint Starshine.

Anyways, I can't remember the exact date I first visited, but I remember when the syrup thread was first posted. Must have been sometime in April. A few familiar faces from then are still around from the first few months I was on ponychan, like Whelp and Ember Storm. So many ponies lost over time though.... :(
>> No. 2513329
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The feelings I am actively having cannot be conveyed with all the words in the world.

And I think I need hugs.

>Pic related to thread and me; the very first pic posted to me when I came here.

That's another feel I cannot describe with words.
>> No. 2513330
File 132876597022.png - (585.61KB , 835x587 , OhMadameLeFlourOnlyYouUnderstandMe.png )
>no mention of gyrobowls
Skimmer detected.
>/oat/ was reaching breaking point in its silliness, with things like !!Celestia changing post numbers to steal GETs, awesome metal embeds by !!Cheerilee mod (also known as Nature Blossom, who unfortunately also went through a depressive Batman phase at this time)(>>/arch/29354), SYRUP OF ALLTHINGS OH MY GOD WHY, goggles, and gyrobowls.

>> No. 2513331
File 132876601421.gif - (909.04KB , 593x406 , 132427044906.gif )
>That feel when you weren't around for 75% the events that went on for the year.
>> No. 2513332
File 132876608884.jpg - (47.55KB , 640x360 , excellent.jpg )
Oh goodness... To think I've been here through it all. Quietly sitting in the corner, watching... And sometimes I even speak. Like now. Weird...

>> No. 2513333
Don't worry, RC...
I remember you...
>> No. 2513334
File 132876849803.jpg - (37.06KB , 500x500 , Dumbfounded.jpg )
Hmm...someone wanna help me out with November? I really liked November, but for some reason I can't remember anything specific that happened...maybe due to sleep deprivation.
>> No. 2513335
File 132876895987.png - (142.25KB , 700x700 , 130080474082.png )
Hey Serge! Remember me?
>> No. 2513336
File 132876928468.png - (413.96KB , 452x710 , 1323189376862.png )
Finally giving this cursed place another visit and I see this shit. Well, might as well go back to bed
>> No. 2513337
File 132877048778.png - (100.43KB , 332x394 , 12291276146.png )
If you don't mind me asking, why does this bother you so much? I'm just curious is all.
>> No. 2513338
Hey, Starshine, anon here.
There's a thread you might want to notice, if you're to be our official records keeper. ^-^ another amazing story of the love of ponies.
>> No. 2513339
I don't know most of you, and you don't know me. In this coming year, I hope to meet a lot more of you.
Happy birthday, Ponychan.
>> No. 2513340
:o thanks for the bump, anon.

I'm pretty new here, too. ^-^ how are you?
>> No. 2513341
I'm pretty good. /rp/ is dead tonight though.
>> No. 2513342
File 132877213266.png - (64.84KB , 362x254 , CupcakeTray.png )
I approve of that thread.

Welcome to Ponychan, then?
>> No. 2513343
File 132877225246.png - (80.76KB , 294x300 , WhatsThatSupposedToBe.png )
Why does my name have two stars in it?
>> No. 2513344
Thanks :D

Awww, I'm sorry. /arch/ is always a good place to come when your favorite area's slow, it's always pretty active ^^
>> No. 2513345
I think I'll come here more often.
I'm not new to Ponychan. I'm just new to pretty much any boards that aren't /rp/.
>> No. 2513346
Glad to hear it ^^ I'll probably be hanging out in the 'single and lonely' thread, if you want to talk to me, or maybe telling stories of brony coolness from around the world. or something. I love telling stories ^^
>> No. 2513347
Cool. I hope to see you there.
>> No. 2513348
Looking forward to it. In the meantime, if you want feelgood stories, you can check out the one I told that anon was nice enough to link here >>2513338
or we could talk about whatever in the single and lonely thread. Up to you~ ^^
>> No. 2513349
>> No. 2513350
I have a terrible memory...
its un fair of me to ask people to remember me when I can't remember them...

but.. I'd like to be your friend NOW if that's ok.. =(

>> No. 2513351
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It's been great celebrating your birthday with you tonight, Ponychan. I think it's about time I headed off to bed, though.I'll be back tomorrow for more storytelling, for sure.

I love you guys. ♥
>> No. 2513352
Have a good night, Starshine ^^
>> No. 2513353
File 132877540027.png - (465.18KB , 871x768 , EEK.png )
Well, I was about to go to bed...
But then I saw >>/oat/37711240.
Man. Anybody in here remember Scarves?
>> No. 2513354
File 132877605947.png - (148.25KB , 420x385 , 131384541252.png )
I think I remember you as well...
>> No. 2513355
File 132877688578.png - (134.01KB , 1000x1098 , right on.png )
Most satisfied I'm about this history-text that it's entirely honest and doesn't try to evade things that have happened here. I can accept this gladly as a historic of Ponychan.

I would like to add about the occasional "omg Ponychan is forever ruined" what you will hear at least once a month. That at least deserve chapter in my opinion.
>> No. 2513356
File 132877690865.png - (112.36KB , 700x700 , rainbowaxe.png )
Oh yeah! This guy!
>> No. 2513357
File 132877771534.jpg - (109.72KB , 800x813 , 132324237524.jpg )
That would be me! I remember you, too!
>> No. 2513358
File 132878804237.jpg - (9.37KB , 261x193 , daftpony.jpg )
Evening everypony.
>> No. 2513359
He was fake?!
I took a significant break from Ponychan out of shame because I was in that thread and I posted a joke in really poor taste just to, y'know, try to make him feel better I guess. I dunno how you respond to something like that. Anyways I got called out on it by someone posting as "N" and realized how awful it was and deleted the comment, but I felt so bad I couldn't face ponychan for a few weeks and then I just sort of stopped posting for a while.

And it wasn't even real? God. Damn. It. I still feel guilty about that sometimes. Well at least I don't have to anymore, but, damn....
>> No. 2513360
Oh I completely know how you feel. I'm bad with saying things to someone if someone they cared about died. So I just give them my condolences. Trying to cheer them up with a joke is risking it horribly backfiring.
>> No. 2513361
Aside from that slightly relieving, slightly infuriating realization, this was a nice nostalgia trip.

Especially that Lemon thread. God re-reading through that made me smile at how loving we were and still can be, I'm proud to have posted in it. That was scary while it was happening though
>> No. 2513362
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>> No. 2513365
File 132881873274.gif - (1.70MB , 700x700 , 101071 - animated artist fbslyunfbs gun rainbow_dash scout shotgun Team_Fortress_2 tf2.gif )
Hmmm, well it was July and I was on TF2. I kept seeing Brony servers and I was like meh. Then I got curious and went to them, then the show. About November is when I showed up here. I've mainly hanged around /pic/ but I'm branching out.
>> No. 2513366
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Holy hell, I'm in the history books. This is crazy!

This thread made my day, Starshine. I read it start to finish. Thank you <3
>> No. 2513367
File 132882833313.png - (187.98KB , 460x300 , George Derelle.png )
You're in the Ponychan history and I'm not.
That's bullshit.
>> No. 2513368
File 132882858065.jpg - (119.55KB , 336x379 , RDArt10.jpg )
You're the Admin, it's kind of hard for you NOT to be.

Aren't you the unofficial leader of Ponychan? That's history right there!
>> No. 2513369
File 132882870019.png - (223.17KB , 1000x1000 , 59731.png )
I'm pretty sure the creator of the site is worthy of atleast one mention in the history books.

>Aren't you the unofficial leader of Ponychan? That's history right there!
I certainly didn't vote for that.
>> No. 2513370
File 132882875477.jpg - (26.39KB , 310x233 , 35ii7f.jpg )
>implying votes
>> No. 2513371
File 132882882281.jpg - (123.55KB , 411x423 , =D.jpg )
>Implying Bush didn't stuff the ballot box
>> No. 2513372
File 132882889402.jpg - (292.15KB , 1240x1750 , 130014500667.jpg )
Than I want to start a revolution against the tyranical reign of Bush.

>> No. 2513373
File 132882902921.png - (184.35KB , 480x315 , Sousuke Lurk7.png )
Good to know some background to the site.
>> No. 2513374
File 132882913237.png - (196.68KB , 481x354 , Sousuke It's A Coincidence3.png )

Actually I believe that would be Jacelyn due to her GET
>> No. 2513375
File 132882941549.png - (471.08KB , 767x1095 , 131745400824.png )
Does she even come here anymore?
>> No. 2513376
File 132882951027.png - (215.29KB , 720x400 , Sousuke Checkem.png )

She comes here occasionally. I've seen her twice in the last few weeks.
>> No. 2513377
File 132882962003.png - (77.16KB , 246x248 , 130032064873.png )
Hrm... atleast we still see her I guess.

Also them dubs.
>> No. 2513378
File 132882972548.gif - (28.86KB , 100x100 , Sousuke suprise.gif )

>Them dubs

Agreed, a new leader would have to be declared if she weren't to visit at least once a month.
>> No. 2513379
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I wish I was in the history books...
>> No. 2513380
File 132883004329.png - (104.88KB , 437x549 )
Oh, I'm not even talking about Ponychan history. This is real history. This is the stuff your kids are going to be reading about in school in 20 years.
>> No. 2513381
I wonder, what are the qualifications to be a recognized head of a religion? I'm sure we have enough members...
>> No. 2513382
File 132883029653.png - (56.35KB , 184x184 , Sousuke Seal of Approval.png )
>> No. 2513383
File 132883051427.png - (14.46KB , 497x501 , I HAVE SEEN ALL THAT IS HOLY_.png )
>> No. 2513384
File 132883088288.jpg - (34.53KB , 720x720 , ILoveToMakeYouSmile.jpg )
No, thank you.
>> No. 2513385
File 132883123418.jpg - (8.99KB , 300x188 , 3210649+_357aa63fa4dadbfdd81e80d57305de65.jpg )
That's Doctum, I think. Bushie's the figurehead.
>> No. 2513386
Are you ever going to make Starshine an admin, !!Celestia?
Or me?
I'd make a good mod.
>> No. 2513387
File 132883136058.jpg - (111.31KB , 1024x768 , smile of awsome.jpg )
wow such history...
>> No. 2513388
File 132883138799.png - (111.70KB , 348x362 , 132724104831.png )
>Bush a mod
>Starshine an admin
double lol
>> No. 2513389
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I could see Starshine as one. And you might be, but I'm not sure you'd be as fun as a mod. also you'd be terrifying.

We should totally get the people who are still here from then to do an epic rap battle of Ponychan History as their avatar characters.
>> No. 2513390
Terrifying FUN.

Don't worry.
You wouldn't be banned.

>We should totally get the people who are still here from then to do an epic rap battle of Ponychan History as their avatar characters.
>Had this idea a week or so ago but didn't tell anybody.
>> No. 2513391
File 132883168275.jpg - (5.18KB , 124x157 , 3210649+_cc3dbc66cc488bb594175bdd9f58a0f8.jpg )
No, just terrifying. And I love me a good rap battle, so any opportunity is a fair one to me.
>> No. 2513392
File 132883181448.jpg - (25.16KB , 336x450 , Bush - ok___.jpg )
I'd be a fair mod
But I'd never post with mod tags
and I'd probably only ban people for being bad at paraspriting and such.

>User was wrapped up and mailed to Vausten for this post

I think I'm a fair judge...
>> No. 2513393
File 132883185628.png - (74.68KB , 200x263 , crazy human.png )
But... bans = mod love
>> No. 2513394
File 132883192327.gif - (7.83KB , 120x120 , +a+hero+_d2b043f7a08909f90989b8555418f6d3.gif )
Since when is going to Vausten a punishment? Also, bad paraspriting can really lighten the mood during a shitstorm. I've done it before, instead of hating on each other, they hate you and all the tension melts away as they attack a common enemy.

Plus, fair has nothing to do with the fact that being a mod is scary.
>> No. 2513395
And now Vausten love as well. and for the other note, you'll learn.
>> No. 2513396
File 132883197941.png - (256.07KB , 461x431 , SOFAHNNYJOKE.png )
>User was wrapped up and mailed to Vausten for this post
Hahaha, oh wow.
>> No. 2513397
File 132883208433.jpg - (8.89KB , 546x411 )
Hahahaha, no.

Just look what you did to the country. You're not touching my site.
>> No. 2513398
File 132883217624.jpg - (61.02KB , 600x594 , awesome post.jpg )
>> No. 2513399
File 132883218115.jpg - (14.18KB , 300x393 , tig ol bitties.jpg )
Being wrapped up and mailed to Vausten is like being tied up and thrown into a horny Rancor's pit.
Just ask Geoffry.

And that's not bad paraspriting, that's successful paraspriting.

Oh come on.
Give me another chance!
I won't be as bad as that one guy who linked bestiality, or that one mod who was just plain shitty.
At least let me have the power to ban people in /ef/.
>> No. 2513400
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>> No. 2513401
Door hinge.

[billymays]It's just that easy![/billymays]
>> No. 2513402
File 132883241652.gif - (69.18KB , 171x119 , 3210337+_6f4181b8e007c03983cfe88c3949a993.gif )

A horny rancor pit is also not a punishment, if you've done some stretching beforehand.

And it was what you mentioned, typical posting of coolface and just LOLOLOL U CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING THE EMOTION OF ANGER
>> No. 2513403
...my god, if you make the RCV into [billymays] I will finally not be afraid of you, queen of the site.
>> No. 2513404
File 132883260580.gif - (0.97MB , 410x305 , poppet.gif )
It's my number 1 priority.
>> No. 2513405
File 132883271608.gif - (110.19KB , 300x165 , more+_cd669ee50beae1d47bc2a041d8ffa375.gif )
I meant the other dude, the one who actually means something to the site.
>> No. 2513406
File 132883282056.jpg - (10.76KB , 327x388 , woody.jpg )
Well fuck you too, Davros
>> No. 2513407
SSHH! language!
>> No. 2513408
File 132883289438.png - (82.78KB , 300x169 , 3210337+_d21f2779b21b823be06519370caa73ef.png )
Any time, I'll be waiting with a rancor and a sergal.~
>> No. 2513409
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>> No. 2513410
File 132883300359.jpg - (65.58KB , 550x550 , Wood.jpg )
I'm sorry I said fuck. When I said fuck, I really meant to say shit damn egghead. Sorry. My mistake.
>> No. 2513411
Its ok-
hey, no, wait LANGUAGE AGAIN! <3
>> No. 2513412
File 132883322066.png - (87.79KB , 215x200 , 3210337+_b081dc41755d8e6c91d16f7ef0270ab9.png )
...I'm in a mood to sing Fuck Shit Stack right now.
>> No. 2513413
File 132883330723.jpg - (37.97KB , 468x351 , Skin.jpg )
Oh fuck.
Did I fucking say fuck? Goddamnit. I'm sorry about all this fucking shit.
>> No. 2513414
File 132883351657.jpg - (9.83KB , 162x200 , 3210337+_50f2100485c273fbb8bef1ed9528b9ae.jpg )
the horror.
>> No. 2513415
As long as you don't say "butts" again, like that, I think we'll be-

>> No. 2513416
File 132883368434.jpg - (214.82KB , 281x300 , proceed to my general direction, comrade.jpg )
>> No. 2513417
At last, the derail is complete.
>> No. 2513418
File 132883776534.jpg - (55.54KB , 500x552 , edgar allen bro.jpg )
I derailed another sticky.
Can I be a meme mod yet?
>> No. 2513419
Heh. good jorb.
>> No. 2513420
>> No. 2513421
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/arch/ is lame.
>> No. 2513422
File 132884845924.png - (142.20KB , 894x894 , HolyShit.png )
Hoooolyyyy shiiiiiit!

Also, I'm still writer's blocked for November. Is it all right with you guys if I skip November and go back to it whenever I can remember? All I really remember is that on the 18th, /phoenix/ was made.
>> No. 2513423
File 132885226457.png - (75.39KB , 454x396 , 131499820990.png )
And I'm still here. Glad to have been with you guys since then. brohoof
>> No. 2513424
File 132885244249.png - (192.78KB , 478x439 , 1327704544335.png )
Awesome recap. I'm a newbie here but I still love it.
>> No. 2513425
File 132886522821.jpg - (189.14KB , 2363x2514 , 130196954038.jpg )
Told ya it would happen.
>> No. 2513426
I guess I'd be ok with skipping November for now
>> No. 2513431
File 132902869533.png - (192.17KB , 672x260 , hershey_pure_milkchocolate_bar.png )
In December, several memorable threads happened. Everypony was looking forward to Christmas time, and a general feeling of cheer was in the air. On /pony/, there was an anonymous gift exchange with a Google Doc and Amazon wishlists that went on for much of the month and even continued a bit into January. On December 14th, a thread (>>/arch/2512056) was made on /chat/ about a mother who owns a bakery and baked cupcakes with a four year old girl while singing an extended version of Pinkie Pie’s “Cupcakes” song. The usual Ponychan silliness was also present, most notably in a thread about snails doing “impure things” on Italo’s hand. Another notable occurence was December 20th-- the Twilight Night on /oat/.

Twilight fans had been making Twilight Appreciation Threads left and right, filling up the board with them in a sort of bandwagon. Usually, bandwagons result in bans for spam, deleted threads, and stickies requesting that the bandwagon be brought to a halt. However, this time around, !!Celestia got in on the fun. He made /oat/ force the Twilight theme and made it forced-anon, with the default name being Twilight Sparkle. He then proceeded to wordfilter each mane cast pony’s name to Twilight Sparkle as well. A few were opposed to the Twilight night, and the Twilight fans referred to this as “Hershey,” a play on the word “heresy.” It was all over far too quickly, but created some good Ponychan memories.
>> No. 2513432
File 132902885503.png - (25.11KB , 165x200 , 132857146745.png )
Aw yeah, was wondering when the next part would show up.
>> No. 2513433
File 132902922450.png - (111.40KB , 253x326 , PokingHeadIn.png )
It's my poniversary. I can't spend my poniversary without doing at least a bit of Ponychan history, right?
>> No. 2513434
File 132902931316.png - (147.11KB , 1219x1105 , true story brony.png )
That's true enough.
>> No. 2513435
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The start of January was marked by drama. Just within the first week, a new poster was scared off from /chat/ after being harshly criticized for having an OC, and a parasprite thread derailed into angry name-calling. Tensions lightened after a while, and perhaps partially as a response to them, !!Celestia created /ef/, a board with considerably laxer rules. /ef/ served more purpose than just being a place where people could vent without fear of banning. It was also a board where people could make threads without fear of these threads being moved elsewhere. The board was the subject of controversy, and /meta/ went aflame upon /ef/’s creation, some even saying they want to leave Ponychan because of it. And, indeed, in its first day, /ef/ was little more than spamming of words that previously couldn’t be said on any other boards. It quickly calmed down, though, and even had a thread that had so much love and >feel in it that it got archived. (>>/arch/2512663)

And then February happened again and Ponychan turned a year old and I made this thread. The end.
>> No. 2513437
Starshine, you're really, really cool. Thanks for this.

So many times, I've thought, "Huh? Where did that one guy go?" or
"Wasn't that a meme? . . . Nah. That couldn't have been a thing that actually existed. My memory's just being stupid. I'm sure. Maybe it was a really small meme and I perceived it as a popular, big thing or something." or
"It felt like everypony but me knew all about that incident of "drama" and that mod and what their identity was and that scandal at that time, but I had no idea what was going on. Just no idea. It made me sad. I felt bad for that mod."

I'll be thinking those less often.
>> No. 2513439
File 132912124239.png - (293.93KB , 418x470 , CIDER.png )
>Cerulean. Fucking. Starlight.
Oh my god, where have you been? I was looking through /arch/ a few days ago, researching and nostalgiaing, and I saw you in a few threads and I thought "man, where has that guy been lately?" I swear I haven't seen you since like August!

Also, this bird.
>> No. 2513440
So much of the stupid stuff I've posted on the website was posted by a ridiculously imbecilic thirteen years old boy.
I guess I'm kind of afraid that returning here would result in me going around continuing to be an imbecile.

>this bird

(. . . "!huGWHElpiE"? . . . How new is that?)
>> No. 2513620

Oh, so that's where the meme where Twilight Sparkle hates Hershey Kisses came from...
>> No. 2513621
Does November's Mare Do Well incident count as history? Or that's like putting Feeling Pinkie Keen as part of history?
>> No. 2513630
File 132937013846.png - (326.08KB , 842x571 , RarityYay.png )
Whelp's trip? Not too new.
And you're not imbecilic. You're one of the most mature 13 year olds I've talked to.

They both count as history. This is the most complete history of Ponychan I think anypony's tried to write, but it still doesn't have everything. An impossible amount of things have happened here over the year.
>> No. 2513633
File 132943517093.png - (168.92KB , 916x872 , PinkieThinking.png )
Yes, "imbecilic" is much too strong. How does "sophomoric" sound to you?
>> No. 2513634
File 132945332057.png - (1.03MB , 976x752 , BrushingApplejackMane.png )
Highly inaccurate.
>> No. 2513638
I like your metaphorical choice of image!
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I haven't been here in a very long time...

I was dropping by /arch/ for some nostalgia with the close of season two and came across your thread Starshine...

Thank you for including my thread in your accounting of Ponychan history. I miss you so much. I didn't even realize until now.

I've been a Ponychanner since it's creation, and it was great to experience all of this over again through your words.

Starshine, I don't know if you remember me really, but if you read this, email me please.
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