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Choosing Stone

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THE STONE HAS CHOSEN
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StaredEclipseStudent Traditional Artist
I wonder if the choosing stone is just a normal stone that the elders through at the youngest and who ever gets hit in the head gets married? XD
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Given that that's Marble, I don't think she'd have the courage to argue. And AB certainly doesn't have any standing to dispute the words of the Choosing Stone; she doesn't even know the difference between a rock and a stone!
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Well, the Stone can unchoose. :p
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AngryberryHobbyist Digital Artist
:iconspongebobluluplz: :iconsaysplz: The stone has spoken!!
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I would find that extremely funny if that what the choosing stone was, but I really want to know about the lore of this "Choosing Stone" in future episodes of MLP:FIM
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DinoBoy1998Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Patrick: The stone has chosen
AJR001's avatar
This choice was not the only one that's "stoned"... ^^; :XD:
srecool's avatar
Why do I get the feeling that that's really what the stone is?
TitaniumGavel's avatar
Don't be silly.  Really, it's more sophisticated than that.  See, they take everyone in the village that isn't married, blindfold them, and gather them into a circle.  Then, they take a stone, smear it with thick gobs of paint, and huck it straight up into the air.  The one with the massive, colorful welt is your new bride/groom.  Best hope your preferred sex is overrepresented.
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SnapCentinoStudent Writer
Begin the meming!

THE STONE HAS CHOSEN

THE STONE HAS CHOSEN

THE STONE HAS CHOSEN
jhs2300's avatar
ALL BOW DOWN THE MYSTERIOUS POWERS OF THE CHOSEN STONE! IF YOU DON'T, YOU WILL BE PERSECUTED!!
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SnapCentinoStudent Writer
AND STONED!
FralLeman's avatar
The Choosing Stone...or as ponies call it now in days, the Shipping Stone.  Obey it...
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ijustloveit619Student Digital Artist
Hah
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SailorSnowflackHobbyist General Artist
Genius!
ABronyAccount's avatar
I foresee a rocky marriage.
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wish i could thumb comments up here
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ToaofTwilightZHobbyist General Artist
That...i have no response. Congrats, your pun left me speechless.
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ohgodwhat
tokyofox200's avatar
I KNEW IT!.. That stone was just a magic 8 ball!!!! Hehe.. Headcanon accepted...
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LupusFreakHobbyist General Artist
That was amazing. The choosing stone will now forever be a magic eight ball in my headcannon.
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Arranged marriages get a lot of hate in Western culture, but there's definitely something to be said for being matched with someone who probably has similar values, upbringing, and life experiences as you, with the choice being made by people who know you well and aren't blinded by hormones.

Is it perfect? No. Would I want it for me? Maybe. I mean NO. But it doesn't actually compare all THAT unfavorably to the practice of courting and choosing a mate. Especially when that practice is so often reduced to falling for someone you have in common with on the basis of beer-tinted physical attraction, rationalizing why they would make a good partner so you can pretend you're not just acting on sexual urges (Hey, he may have been fired from 6 jobs this year, but that's just because his bosses have all been really intolerant of him having a drink or 7 before work. He really works very hard!), and then wondering what went wrong after the honeymoon period is over.

Of course, most families apparently just end up using arranged marriages as a tool for social maneuvering, if Hollywood is to be believed.

In any case, that stone done broke.
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I think arranged marriages can work, but they need to be done by people who know the people they intend to marry well. And the two that are getting married should at least be capable of getting along. Forcing people to marry just for the sake of power or wealth often leads to unhappy marriages.
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