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Mad-Mutt wrote:Since we now seem to be on the topic of discomfort I have a question:
Am I the only one who thinks this looks a little like Discord might be about to hurt Fluttershy in this picture? Everyone seems to think this is innocent enough, but there's something about it that makes me think his intentions aren't very pure here. Maybe its just the shading, but for some reason, Discord seems a little threatening here, like he's going to ring her neck. Or maybe I haven't gotten the whole "Discord is a villain thing" out of my head.
Also I found this little PMV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exhhhe2Q ... ig&index=3
(Warning the lyrics have naughty words in them)
Mad-Mutt wrote:Am I the only one who thinks this looks a little like Discord might be about to hurt Fluttershy in this picture?
Mon-Kitsune wrote:It isn't just that it looks like Dischord is about to hurt Flutter, It's that it looks like he ALREADY has hurt her, hurt her bad. If it wasn't for the fact I know they wouldn't do it, it almost looks like what you would expect if Flutter was a battered filly, or even if Dischord had literally mind-raped her.
That little gem was traded for the most valuable item. Previous episodes already showed that different gems have different rarity and value, like the baby blue sapphires in Sisterhooves social were said to be extremely rare, and the fire ruby seem like a one-of-a-kind.
J-Dude wrote: In fact, this episode is no doubt going to be picked-over to worldbuild on how Equestria's economy works and what the value of jewels is. I mean, it makes sense for the girls to pay Spike off with jewels, but some of them just happened to already have a jewel on them when he spontaneously offered to take care of their pets. It says something, y'know? I can only assume that jewels can be used in trade like you'd use a ten-dollar bill instead of ten one-dollar bills.
But naturally, jewels aren't equal in value, depending on the size and type.
The ruby makes sense, because technically I think rubies these days are more valuable than even diamonds, though we didn't see a diamond in this episode, I don't think.
But then we have Fluttershy's massive green gem. Emeralds aren't AS valued as diamonds, but they're more valued than sapphires, and we saw one of those in Spike's measuring cup from Pinkie or Applejack. I'd guess it was just a huge garnet, unless Fluttershy really IS just that determined to keep Angel well cared for (which isn't out of the question).
Still, that damn ruby rented out a massive hair dryer. What must that translate to, 50 bucks a day? An hour? More? Less? Either way, quite a bit for something like pet-sitting.
So, some insight, perhaps, into how much more common and less valuable gems are in Equestria as opposed to real life? I mean, they sound less common now than I'd speculated before, but then, they DO tend to be friggin' enormous compared to IRL gems of a fraction of their size, while still being affordable to layman... er, laymares...
Ich... I'm starting to think we're overthinking a lot of the elements in this show...
Grieffon wrote:As for little details, I think this is the highlight of the episode:
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/800/600/2 ... 78.png.png
Biostar wrote: Okay episode. I found the most enjoyment I got from it was the little details like the interactions between some of the characters.
Also:Grieffon wrote:As for little details, I think this is the highlight of the episode:
http://cdn.derpiboo.ru/thumbs/800/600/2 ... 78.png.png
I laughed when the nurse stopped and looked back when Winona started barking.
Mon-Kitsune wrote: There's one big problem with your guess about Fluttershy, by and large, garnets are RED or orangy. There ARE such things as green garnets (in fact garnets come in every color except blue) such as Dematoid and Tsavorite, but those tend to be pretty expensive (I actually own one in my "savings hoard" that cost me about $10, but I got that from someone who was liquidating and selling at only about 5% of market value) and are not found in a size like what Flutter had. Peridot is a possiblity, but again they don't usually show up that size. If you want something green that would be that size IRL, you'd probably be some sort of tourmaline.
Though I agree that that gem may be a bit excessive. It isn't just that that stone, if an emerald is enormous (stones that size havent really been seen since the coffers of the Mugal princes on India were all liquidated and the massive number of stones they had bought from the Spanish over the previos 3-4 centuries began to liquidate (The Mugals loved emeralds for religios resons (they were Muslim, and the Koran describes emeralds as being the same color as the grass in paradise)) it's that for a stone like that to be eye clear is basically unheard of (eye clear emeralds are almost uheard of anyway).
Also, sappires aren't neccecarily all that expensive. I've got 5-6 of them and I think the most I paid for one was about $50, and that was a 3-4 carat one of a very unusual color (actually all of the sapphires I bought are pretty ununsual colors, since I tend to go for non-blue ones, I have a purple, a green, two orangy (one of which is red enough it techically counts as a ruby) and the one I mentioned is cantaloupe). A lot of the "expense" in jewelry jewels is actually the markup for the setting; loose the gems are usually pretty affordable (unless very rare or very large).
Though we do have an explantion of how they all have stones. We know Rarity's "knack" is finding gems, and her element is generosity. I'm sure she gives the occasional stone out to her friends. That could for example explain where AJ got hers (remember her family is fairly poor, so gems have to be avaliable to even the lowest income bracket from time to time. Maybe she occasionally hands out leftovers from her work, which could explain why Flutters and Twilights stones were actually cut.
Zelosse wrote:Y'know, with all the crazy spoilers everywhere this thread kinda looks like a big government coverup but with ponies thrown in to confuse any spies into thinking it useless information.
punzil504 wrote:I saw a good one of those with Fluttershy portraying the Hulk... I'll see if I can find it again.
Mad-Mutt wrote:Nice to see that it looks like Barking Mad is getting better though.
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