I'm just right now skimming through the falloutequestria wiki. All I can say is I will never read the story(s). The more I skim through it, the sadder I feel. These two things (mlp and fallout) don't belong together. I'm happy for Kkat's success with this writting endovor, but I hold to my feelings that this story is something that has perverted what the show is all about.
It hasn't...several times, the story of FoE feels like the show if the show allowed mature themes. The story follows the growing friendship between a group of important characters put in the post-apocalypse of Fallout's universe.
Sure, it's a dark and gritty setting, completely opposite to the show. There are people to whom I would not suggest this story, particularly if they have trouble with gore, sex, death and allusions to such things. But I don't think it perverts MLP; I think it borrows the lessons and some of the settings, and applies them to a new scenario.
I still disagree, but I see where you're coming from. I just don't see it as "the show if it allowed mature themes" because I don't think the pony mindset would ever lead to genocidal type war or Twilight going mad doctor that leads to super alicorns ect. If the show allowed mature themes, I don't think the ponies and zebras would blow each other up. It just seems too out of character to me. I guess the story and I are fundamentally incompatible.
You're mostly saying that because you're from outside looking in, and I'm not saying that in an attempt to convince you to read it (because I doubt I'm helping anything in that regard). All of what you know so far is out of context and misconstrued, and I'd go into detail if I thought you wanted to know.
I get that the story isn't for everyone, and I'm not trying to force anyone to like it. I just have deep issues with misrepresentation.
I would like to say that while it is by no means a story for the weak hearted, it has feel-good themes to it. I won't tell you how they come into play, and they may not register when/if you read it, but it is very well written and a great homage to the show.
I know this is an old comment, but I kind of felt like it had to be said.
The Ministries in 1984 are just these shadowy party-run things rather than having some sort of central leadership, and were usually ironic opposites of their stated purposes (like the ministry of peace waging eternal war). So I don't think that she was intending a wholesale resemblance. But KKat definitely took at least a little inspiration, because PINKIE PIE IS WATCHING YOU FOREVER is most certainly a reference to BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
Also, this drawing is magnificent. Applejack looks like she's about ready to dodge some arrow traps, grab a golden idol, and then get chased by a boulder.
It's a piece of fanart for Fallout: Equestria, which is one of the most popular fics on Equestria Daily - at around 650,000 words long (making it one of the ten longest novels ever if it wasn't a fanfic) and divided into five volumes, it's the only fanfiction on the site to have the "Legendary" tag, has inspired thousands of art pieces, and well over 200 recursive fanfics set in the same universe - one of its more popular sidefics, Project Horizons, is longer than the entire Harry Potter series of books and is still going strong, at 50+ chapters (and well over a million words) and counting.
Why are you taking me this! In my opinion it's crap, especially Clopfic part, its like suck duck to cloppers. Also make my ranting lower. I don't care its longer than HP. As long as it won'tt be translated for my native, I am not touching it by stick. Warburton truly,it doesn't have impact which Fallout have to present day. Maybe if FE would be created as game, my opinion would change but oh well MLP became a part of culture. 650 k words? Please, I dirt it un simple comment here. FE IS EXACKY TGE SAME WHAT FALLOUT IS.SCENARIO,CHARACTERS AND QUESTS ARE IDENTICALBUT MIDIFICATED INTO MLP UNIVERSE. NOTHING BETTER THAN THIS.
I think this is supposed to be soon after the ministries were initially founded, ten years or so into the Great War; the war lasted for at least seventeen years, plenty of time for their manes to start going grey (especially if you factor in the stresses of running the various ministries).
Just finished reading Fallout: Equestria myself, and despite initial misgivings (mostly about the grimdarkness), it. was. AWESOME.
That scene where Littlepip happens upon Pinkie Pie's skeleton and discovers her last unsent message to Twilight had me in tears...as did Littlepip's two-hundred-year-late transmission of said message to Twilight before she fades.