I've already mentioned privately to Mike, as well as on my show, that if there's a MLP panel at RTX 2013 that it will be hosted/sponsored by The Brohoof Podcast. Mike (along with others whose names I will not drop to avoid future disappointment) is welcome to be a guest on the panel, but for his sake the planning will be done by myself and my co-hosts. Nothing's concrete yet since the event, which has yet to release a date, is several months away, but we will try to have a more organized panel that will hopefully not start a riot like the last one.
No, you didn't use "canon" correctly. I'm not being antagonistic, I'm explaining. If it's canon, it happened in the show. That's the only thing that's canon. Now if your fic sticks with what the show tells and doesn't deviate, it's "true to canon" - close but not the same. Anything fan-created technically isn't canon, no matter how close it sticks.
And he was doing the same thing I am now - explaining the proper use of a word, without having read the story. It's allowed. Because unless your story was a word for word transcript of an episode, it's not technically canon. Honestly I don't see how you still perceived it as attacking, honestly.
And Fus Ro D'aww is a play off "Fus Ro Dah". It's from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Also if you can see the picture, you didn't block him.
01. Really? People are going keep right on nitpicking on my use of the three words "It's totally canon" and then smugly say "True to canon" is what I should have said? Basically, that's pretty dumb. Commenting on my use of the word canon in the post I made to introduce the story, and then gleefully admitting you have no intention of ever actually reading said story, is classic troll behavior. Let me rephrase it then. I very carefully wrote a short tale that falls well within the parameters set by the actual animated episodes. While nothing I wrote in what is basically a silly five hundred word joke happened in the series, it actually could have without changing a single detail of information presented in any episode of either season. It basically deals with Twilight edging towards a Lesson Zero type breakdown, because she can't summarize the precise meaning of "The Magic of Friendship" in a 500 word report. Her best effort was 512 words! Thankfully, Spike comes to her rescue. I wrote the story to play off of the original contest's 500 word count limit. Over there people seemed to enjoy it and think it was funny. Go figure.
02. I am not a gamer. I asked for a meaning. Saying Fus Ro D'aww is a play off "Fus Ro Dah" in no way explains what the gibberish means. Is it something some drunken boob babbled while playing "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" online, like that Leeroy Jenkins nonsense? I can only assume it was directed at me as an insult, judging by who posted it.
03. I did block him. I opened a new tab to go to his profile to do it. The picture was still displayed on the original tab until I refreshed the page, and then it vanished. Besides, since I was blocking him, what use would it be asking him a question I would never see the answer to?
04. From this point on, I don't care who says what about me. The subject is closed. I thought my story was cute. I was stupid enough to think people here might get a kick out of it. If nobody here wants to read it, that's no skin off my nose! People can rant and say whatever they want, but I will respond to no further posts trolling me over using a single word!
The group seemed to change when people started posting the whole fanfic thing and despite several times, everyone saying to just let it go, somepony decides "Tee hee, more fuel" and resumes the argument, instead of LETTING IT DIE!!
Canon, as I understand it, is anything that was produced by the actual creator of the series, not simply something that is tied in with the source material. Even if its tied in with the source, you are still producing your own fan based story or adventure which is not officially legitimized by the creator as having taken part in the series. Claiming your work is canon without approved authorization is called plagiarism, similar to producing and distributing counterfeit merchandise.
And now some double record spinning. Your spinning Vinyl is outdated!
Fus Ro Dah is the Dragon Shout for Unrelenting Force. Basically, if you say it, it releases a massive shock wave that sends enemies flying. Skyrim is a game in which you play the Dragonborn and go on a quest, collecting several words of power, allowing access to various shouts. Fus Ro Dah is the first shout you learn in the game, and has become an internet meme based primarily on rage, but in this case, cuteness.
Though I think this latest trainwreck is a bit ridiculous- it was over a single word that you said- I'm surprised that, even as a non-gamer, you haven't heard of Fus Ro Dah. It is a pretty well-known and oft hijacked meme.
Sheesh! One single word and my story ends up an unread flop! What are you gonna do? I consoled myself by going to another site I frequent and reading a bunch of posts from fans that enjoy my work. Then I went to two other sites, backtracked through them, and found the posts that announced how I won two writing contests (one on each site) within a four month span! One even awarded me a one month free pass to a rather questionable pay-site! I'd wager serious money that none of the people that voted the story I placed here "Lame" won a writing contest, let alone two so close together. (Yes, with two different stories!) I'm completely over the canon debacle now!
I've seen Fus Ro Dah used a bunch of times as various memes. I never bothered until today to try and find out what it meant. I let it take on too much importance since apparently it was being aimed at me as an insult. Oh well, I should have just Googled it.
I love that newspaper you posted! I had to download it and blow it up rather large to be able to read the news article on "Little Sparks". It was cute! I didn't notice Berry had a martini glass until I enlarged it. That was a nice touch!
From what I've read, no one has really insulted you. I do have to agree with one of the above posters that validating yourself through, I want to say 'bragging', but I'll just say describing is not showing you in the best light. Regardless of your storiy's popularity, if someone doesn't want to read it, that should be fine with you. I mean, I've advertised my story here a time or two, but I keep it confined to a link and don't bother with who or who doesn't read it. It's just there if someone's curious.
Anyway, I drew Pinkie for the NATG yesterday, so here she is!
No problem. Its a really good game. Though I'm surprised you weren't able to actually find any information, I figured typing Fus Ro Dah into a search engine would at least take you to the Elder Scrolls series website. Anyways, Fus Ro Dawww is a play on words, as you can now see.
Is it okay if I gave you some friendly advice on how to not make everyone in a thread you enjoy going to dislike you?
If the answer to that is 'no', just stop reading this post and we'll pretend it never happened.
One, responding to unrelated criticism by boasting about your literary accomplishments for a paragraph and then claiming to be 'over it' is both pretentious and disengenuous, especially because you didn't link anyone to any proof that you have won those contests (we also didn't need to know about the adult website stuff).
Two, there are great sites to post your fanfictions on, like Archive Of Our Own, which I use myself for all my work. You can then link to your stories in this thread if you feel like sharing them (with appropriate warnings if they are NSFW, if you really feel the need to post those here).
Three, if you want to be taken seriously (and maybe have your stories be read by some of us, which might actually happen if we respect you enough), you could stop using 'LOL!' so often. It's not exactly a prime example of maturity, if you understand what I'm trying to say.
I hope you found that helpful and not hostile, because my intention was not to offend you.
This will be Moonstuckís final full arc. From here on out itís going to be heading towards its planned ending ó the ending thatís been in the works since around post 15, when it stopped being random tomfoolery and started being an Adventure Story (with random tomfoolery on the side). Thereís a lot of stuff I have planned, but also a lot of stuff that Iíve left completely open, so Iím warning you now!
What this means in practice: for the most part, Moonstuck will continue as normal. As we get closer to the ending (and the parts I have figured out in more detail), I will start actively leading the story ó this is not to say that Iím going to start ignoring commands; quite the opposite! Itís a warning that Important Plot Stuff is going to start happening in full force, so directing Woona is more important than ever.
As always, I read every submission and take everyoneís input and ideas into account; Iím the one throwing things at you, but youíre the ones who react to it. I expect a lot of awesome stuff from you guys ó letís make this the best finale ever! :D