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Hearts of Red Ink: The Sequeling 569[View All]

#Planning #Oh God Not This Again

With the divorcing of /fic/ from Ponychan, I thought it time to consummate the community's new-found relationship with a sequel to the seminal reviewer meta-fic Hearts of Red Ink.

What is Hearts of Red Ink (or HoRI, as it is commonly abbreviated to), you ask? Well, it was story that starred several key figures of /fic/'s populace at the time. In it, a mysterious and malicious (for most, if not all…) force began to gender-bend the denizens of /fic/ and filled them with the insatiable urge to commit acts of an unspeakable nature. Of course, it was merely unspeakable and the story's author had no trouble putting it to print. Amazingly, despite the rather obvious allusions and questionable content, it was not removed by the moderators and proceeded to a rather messy climax that, nonetheless, resulted in the crisis passing and leaving (most of) the afflicted with only bad memories and sore unmentionables. At the end, the author was so distraught by the abomination his accursed hands had wrought that he made every effort to purge its putrid filth from existence. Alas, this being the internet, a few copies still linger, much like recordings of the Star Wars Christmas Special or the smell of last week's tuna casserole.

This thread is merely the foreplay, though. Considering the nature of the story, seeing as it uses other peoples' personas, it requires willing participants and, as such, is entirely opt-in. The story itself is all in good jest but be forewarned; there will be subject matter that may not agree with you. Alas, all I can offer is this vague warning since most of the fun comes from not knowing what unfortunate fate your avatar (or others') will suffer in the story's proceedings. As a general rule, if it was featured in a thread on old /fic/, it will make its way here.

For those of you that wish to partake in this sordid spectacle, I will require the following:
Your express permission, as posted on this thread.
A description of your character's disposition, attitude, quirks ect (if you want me to strive for accuracy, at least).
A description of your character's appearance or, preferably, a picture. Even an OC maker image will do.
If you have any particular limitations in regards to your character you must state them here (IE no sexual intercourse of any kind). In a similar vein, if you want a particular event to occur it may be requested, but know that there is no guarantee of it being executed to your exact specifications.

The story itself, when made, will be posted in a NSFW thread. This will require any viewers to enable NSFW thread viewing, obviously.

I eagerly await your consensual agreement.
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Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 3161

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>>3160
Well, this is all interesting. I was afraid this was going to turn into a big argument (one I'll admit I allowed myself to get pulled into) and was pretty close to ragequitting and pulling myself from this whole fiasco on account of yet another /fic/ kerfuffle. I don't like arguments, mostly because they get under my skin more than anything else. (I shouldn't be on the internet then, right?) In any case, I'm glad that this returned to a calm state while I wasn't here to screw it up further, and I look forward to the final product.

Edit:
After looking at that outline, this looks interesting. I'm both excited and afraid to see how I'll be used.
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Soundslikeponies!bQsJPGMNfw 3167

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Glad to see this got picked up while I was busy studying. I was going to pick it up in another couple days, since original op was never going to deliver, but I'd really rather not.

Also, I'm not in it until op convinces me he's not an asshat. (And until I know for sure there isn't any anthro.)
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Tactical 3170

The fact that you called me an ultra-liberal and commented on GV's booping tells me that you so indeed know us to some extent, which really has my curiosity piqued.

Designating me the official troublemaker is both unflattering and flattering. I guess i asked for it with how i described myself in this thread.

Overall: Hm.

3171

>>3160
Well. I guess I'm back in. Sorry if we were all a bit vitrolic before 9.6

Anyways, looks like you're organized, intelligent, and have a spai in our ranks! Hm…

Best of luck :D

*boop!*

MintyRest!xMcCHESToY 3173

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>>3159
You can sort of delete the post reference I believe.
But that said, Yay! You're alive!

>>3160
I'm not on either list. It makes sense, I haven't said I was in. I simply said I was in regardless of the story. So if it exists, I'm opted in for it.
This is an open ended, non-closing opt initude. Applicable on all fronts of fic and pony related materials.

>>3161
>yet another /fic/ kerfuffle.
On the bright side, /meta/ was not involved.

Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 3176

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>>3173
>/meta/
Don't remind me

In any case, I'm not sure whether or not Madman has seen this, but I think (s)he may or may not find it useful. Plus, it took me three hours to put together so, not gonna waste that if I can help it.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/151SiiFjDYsL8BqDEBW7qCWF5QWWeYsDzoLF-U2KFJR4/edit

Anonymous 3177

>>3173
Well, we proven enough times we don't need /meta/ to practice sounding all our prides, so that only means we aren't fighting someone from the outside. Instead, we are just fighting each other, which is kind of ok, if you think about it.

Tactical!fRainBOoMw 3180

>>3177

>sounding all our prides


I get "prides," but where does "sounding" come from?

Anonymous 3183

>>3180
Steps:

1.) Go to furaffinity.

2.) Look up Sounding.

3.) Enjoy.

Grif 3184

Interesting. Very intetesting.

Tactical!fRainBOoMw 3185

>>3183

The horrible thing is that I actually don't have to.

But "sticking things into our prides" is rather a different meaning from "waving our prides around," isn't it?

Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 3186

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>>3183
I give up. What am I supposed to be looking for? It's turned up everything from guitars to blades of grass.

I leave for a week... MalevolentSpoon 3187

And you guys accidentally the whole damn thread.

Srsly guise, wtf?

I don't know where /b/read leader went, and he/she's the one I gave my permission to. But the fact is, I don't care if this is the greatest thing ever or something Cassius will never let us hear the end of,

I.

WANT.

SHIPPED.

Also, since no one else has really said it (yet), this "Anonymous," who has no right or reason to stick his dick into our business, can shove whatever pile he draws up where the sun don't shine.

3188

>>3176
Yes, I've made use of this. Thanks for your help with that.

All of my supporting documents are on pastebin: http://pastebin.com/u/TheMadman

Please check them for any discrepancies or what have you. I'll still be watching this thread, but this will be my last post until I have something to present. Defer to the supporting documents to see where I'm at regarding you (or anyone else). Please email me if you have any questions that require a direct response.

Also, just to make sure there's no misunderstandings, I won't be adding anyone to the roll call unless they explicitly and unambiguously say they're okay with it.

Split Infinitive 3190

Hey madman you have my permission yo! I wasn't on the list so just sayan

>>3158
>big players
>Onej6

Dem you high?

3191

>>3050
Now that I caught up with this properly, yes, you have my permission to use my (apparent) likeness.

Like Minty, I like to see how people at large view me.

I believe you can find my previous ponysona in the first HoRI.

3192

>>3187

I don't know why my name deserved any mention.

MintyRest!xMcCHESToY 3198

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>>3192
> I don't know why my name deserved any mention.

Because you're the current physical embodiment of disapproval? It's not as bad as it sounds though, but if people are looking for gruff and negative authority figure, your name tends to come up.

3199

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>>3190
Oh yeah, you weren't against it, so that makes you an exception. I know you didn't opt in though, but watched from the sidelines. If you did, then you didn't do it through a post in the thread (rather, in the doc chat). One way or another I don't recall seeing your name in the story.

My point is this: look in http://tinyurl.com/TGRegulars and tell me if you see anyone apart from Kurbz, Snarkle, Filler and Grif who were in the original.

>>3198
> Because you're the current physical embodiment of disapproval?
That title belongs to Grumpy Cat.
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Uma!hEhE.7jq9. 3207

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It seems I can't not dip into this, if only because this thread is too hilarious to ignore.

This thread has become, in its own special way, a comedy in three acts.

I mean, come on. Part of the hilarity of the original was that the crazed mystery author didn't ask anyone's permission. All they could do was look on in horrified fascination as the story continued, regardless of their wishes. Sure, there might have been some bruised egos, but people understood that it was a joke. The story was basically self-contained in /fic/, and so self-deprecating that you'd have to be crazier than the author to actually be upset.

Have we, as a group, really become so attached to our image that we have to make requests and demands? That there are certain things that shouldn't be done in your name, lest they offend your morals?

I feel like that's missing the point, somehow.

Oh well.

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Tactical!fRainBOoMw 3208

>>3207

>Have we, as a group, really become so attached to our image that we have to make requests and demands? That there are certain things that shouldn't be done in your name, lest they offend your morals? I feel like that's missing the point, somehow.


That's what I said from the beginning!

JKinsley!xR570Wc1AA 3209

>>3207
I think that the whole point behind the original HoRI was that Ponychan's rules restricted what could be done within the story. Certainly, there were plenty of instances of possibly offensive material, but the "most offensive" material was done to the author by "me" who more-or-less consented to being the crazy kinky one.

And yes, given the fact that MLPchan is far less restrictive in terms of content, I believe that the group can ask for some considerations about what their characters are going to go through.

I really don't think anyone has asked for any considerations that are that restrictive. If anything, the requests serve to reduce the choices available to either author and will give them some measure of what to do (or not do).

3210

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>>3209
Mm. A fair point. I'm not saying they shouldn't so much as they should be wary when doing so. Too many cooks spoil the broth, as it were.

3211

>>3209
This thread isn't marked as mature though. If someone posts mature stuff then it'd need to be in another thread.

JKinsley!xR570Wc1AA 3214

>>3211
When the time comes, I'm sure whoever winds up being the author will make a new thread marked appropriately, and then link the thread in this one.

I'm waiting on an email response from the Madman, but I may let him use my character.

vimbert!23hC9EoLsg 3215

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>>3207
Uma, I got everyone's permission before I started writing them into HoRI.

3216

>>3215
And I stand corrected. Oh well.
I humbly withdraw my point. As you were.

Anonymous 3217

>>3215
Well, except Ion, who was happy to go about the test drive with the original version of the story, where there was the bender.

Come to think of it, it was less asking and more people throwing themselves at the story to see what happens, so I don't think the comparison is even valid as you didn't do anything but try to juggle everyone, and… failed? It was kind of the point, so I don't know.
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One Who Waits 3440

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3463

I might be late, but I do deliver.

Here is the first chapter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Kb1WCxSeLEu51SBZgZGGoDZnUsIaJNe4-GRvrhZuMA/edit

Few "acts" have yet to happen, but the necessary plot device is now in place. Make of that what you will. Suggestions for what is to come are more than welcome.

>>3214
>I'm waiting on an email response from the Madman, but I may let him use my character.
I believe I sent a response almost a week ago. Your participation/blessing would be appreciated (as would anyone else's).

As a reminder, here are the people I've currently got confirmed: http://pastebin.com/tcWCxy02

If your name isn't there and you'd like it to be, just say.

dolfeus!doseuxbE3s 3464

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>>3463

Holy crap.

O_O

Grif 3465

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>The Amazing Dolfeus
>The Amazing Dolfeus
>The Amazing Dolfeus

I like you already.

Eustatian!Wings60m9. 3466

> a controlled exhale

Since when did this word become a noun? Maaaaan, this is subtly bad in ways that beg a hardass reviewer sitting down with a big red pen and a suggestive look in his eyes - but on second thought: perfect.

Mood: cautiously optimistic. I don't think it would be fair of me to beg inclusion now, but I am looking forward to you making me regret my decision.

3468

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>>3463
Why not? Might as well add me.

3469

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>>3468

Me as well, and you can remove me from that innocent list of yours. Feel free to do as you please

With an updated design, no less

>pic of super sexy me

Anonymous 3474

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>>3463
You seem to have mistaken my irritation for withdrawal, or were you not serious when you made that "reacts emotionally when unable to form a decent response." comment? Either way, I did wish to take part in this, I'm very interested to see how somepony else would portray my character. I've resolved to accept that it's crap for crap's sake, and the results are meant to be more hilarious than coherent.

Yes, I am aware that I am anon posting. You all know who I am.
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3475

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>>3463
Gee, just when I had pretty much given up all hope of this ever happening.

Looks like hell froze over, pigs can fly, and hopefully soon afterward we'll finally see my changes to Tinyboard get implemented around here.

Gonna read this evening when I get home from work.
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3492

literally reading this with a bowl of popcorn…

shift button on touch screen… ain't nobody got time for that

if i had the energy i would have made sum pony expressing the yao ming face

> story

not sure if actively being bad in the meta sense. if not i couldn't really see it coming through unless there are distinct marks of a badfic that i have not noticed. reviewer instincts got the better of me nonetheless and i decided i'd post a few comments.

> don't try this at home

is it even possible, if dolpheus has exceptional power?

the post gender change examination seemed not wacky enough in its diction and tone to have me believe it has a droll wit, but at the same time is not hamfisted enough to seem parodically meta-bad

why is ad-hoc italicized? what's next, "et cetera" and "ergo" get slanted?

there is just enough /fic/ metropolis imagery for this to work. barely. the one reference to equestria by name is very jarring; symbolic representation of an internet location/community and actual place in show coexisting? dunno if i want to be reminded of that in a meta fic.

> there's never a dull moment…gender-bender

i think you meant past tense here since split is expressing frustration with the present (and nostalgia.)

all in all it's not bad but it's not like i'm holding my breath to see more.
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3499

>>3492

Sounds like you need a better tablet.

http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-US

Tactical!fRainBOoMw 3500

>I'm the first antagonist
While I can't really tell what's being drawn on from my behavior, I now realize that I basically requested this. Also I'm amused by the fact that my name is the one given to the troublemaking jerk.

There is one big "bitchy reviewer" thing that sticks out to me, and that's the fact that my character is introduced with a big fat omni-narrator infodump. What?

And I really did appreciate the visualization of /fic/ as a city. Cute idea, do it more.

Other than that >what sumpony said

3501

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>>3499
> Microsoft tablet
Do not want.

In actuality, it was mainly that I was using FF mobile, in which autocorrect was for some reason not enabled as it is in other apps. Maybe it's a configurable option.

>>3500
Good to hear I'm not the only one who thinks those things about the story.

Oh yeah, and in >>3492 where I said "if not" I meant "if so." Bottom line: it doesn't look intentionally bad anywhere for comedic purposes, so I ended up reading it like a normal story.
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3526

>>3466
All's fair in love and war (though I'd much rather you ask than beg, unless that's your thing). You're one of the few people that actually gave a substantive description of your character, which is a whole lot more helpful than you might realize.

>>3492
I don't really have any intention of making it "hamfisted." I was rather going for that "droll wit" thing. Despite the subject matter, I don't see any reason why I can't put effort into making this as well-written as I can make it.

Contrarily, though, I don't have any plans to edit this. I'm pretty sure handing it over to anyone for a red-pen treatment would make the rate of delivery slow down to a snail's pace. My writing's not perfect, but I'd rather not let perfect be the enemy of good.

Also, you aren't on the roll call, you know. Hint hint
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Eustatian!Wings60m9. 3533

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No, begging isn't my thing. At all.

But I've thought it over and I'll offer myself if I'm useful to your story.

The fun part is that that character sketch I gave is, except for the obvious pony-parts 100% as true as I could.

Pic because stout porter and why-not-what-the-hell.

Have fun.

3536

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>>3526
> I don't have any plans to edit this.
Fine by me. The act of criticism was for its own sake, not because I want in on some sort of privileged editing dogpile like what happened in the original HoRI. This:
> you aren't on the roll call
is irrelevant.

For the record, you can use my character if you want, seeing as you've made amends and proven you can deliver. One way or another I'm glad something is being written.

Just because I happen to be interested in the story, however, doesn't mean I won't toss criticism at it if/when I feel inclined. This goes without saying: don't let it discourage you.
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>>3463

I'm not sure if I should be honored to be in the first chapter…

and it is giving me mixed feelings :/

4228

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Bump because needs status update.

Wheeee~

4240

>>4228
"It'll be ready when ready."

*snerk*

Can't even say that with a straight face.

4279

Is the opt-in list exhaustive?
… I'm not on it, is what I'm saying.

Update One-Up Baron!VRg7BW/4XQ 5011

Whoa! I didn't even realize this actually had something! SO AWESOME! I hope moar chapters are forthcoming. And why am I not on the list? I totally wanted to be in this! Didn't you see my last post? Anyway, good reads and good times.

Figments-MetroIE 5013

>>5011

>Update post


>expecting OP to deliver


That's cute


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