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I've have a more than usual interest in the MLP history due to me writing BOE and have formulated what I believe to be an interesting take on the subject.

I also feel that it will answer a few questions that people keep asking... like, when will star-swirl the bearded show up.
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:iconlordmavric:
LordMavric Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
boe is awesome and i truly hope it becomes cannon
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kevin110197 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
Hmm...I wonder who discovered knowledge of human technologies from Human Era.
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:iconglitchythefox:
GlitchyTheFox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
born with a beard
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
''You know the problems are going to start in a series(regardless of the media), when a *Timeline* is created.''
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joeyjumper94 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
the pre-ponyazoic period reminds me of "life after people"
i picture that some pockets of pony civilization would be able to have the correct history, most likely a city near a power plant that can operate automatically and has fuel that replenishes itself, such as palm springs which relies on a wind farm for power or Las Vegas and Boulder City near Hoover Dam.
cared for properly hoover dam could provide all that the new ponies would need, water for drinking and agriculture, a hydroelectric power station to keep the lights on.
the first hurdle would be keeping the Quagga/Zebra Mussels from clogging Hoover Dam's coolant intakes. later they can figure out how to do actual maintenance on the power plant.
perhaps this could be good material for an AU, where the new ponies try to keep human tech running despite it not being made for ponies.
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Shieltar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but are inevitably, in the long run, doomed to failure.  As even if they do work out how to do it.  There going to run out of spare parts eventually.  I mean, duct tape is amazing, but even it has it's limits ^^
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:iconwolf-odonnell:
Wolf-ODonnell Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018
Oh, hey! You use Celestian too. Were you the one I suggested that term to, or do we just think on the same wave length?
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:iconshieltar:
Shieltar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would presume we just had the same thought.
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:iconwolf-odonnell:
Wolf-ODonnell Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
We are geniuses, aren't we? :P
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webkilla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting
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lunis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! I'd love to see some Pre-Ponyazoic stuff
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Very cool so you really have everything mapped out for your project nicely done.
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PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
So in the future, we devolve into ponies. Sounds about right. And I always thought Star Swirl would be more older and wiser than the sisters. Ah well.
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jbrenham Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
What a peppy Twilight. She makes this timeline kind of funny.
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Cylindryk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Truth to be told, I would add some catastrophy which should erase almost all buildings of humans, be it magical (Discord, and also he would "broke" a little star system mechanics...), or nuclear. :)
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floppygiraffe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Well that's depressing.
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yeen125 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
My question is where does Equestria Girls fit in all this?

Or is it considred non-cannon in BoE?
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Shieltar Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EQG is in a parallel dimension that makes even less sense than regular MLP.  I threw in the towel regarding trying to work that out on it's first showing.
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Tatsurou-san Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018
Maybe there's a major conflict between magic and technology just before - or causing - the Ponification Event, and it causes the world to split into two in parallel dimensions, one where science won and one where magic won.  In the one where science won, all trace of magic was slowly erased from history in order to prevent the events from happening again as the world slowly restabilized to its normal form, the only change left behind being the altered skin tones, pun names...and the last piece of Harmonium's work, the dormant tree hidden in the depths of the forests surrounding Camp Everfree.
Celestia, Luna, and 'Mummy' were the only ones who even knew that happened, and they were on the world where magic won...which is why Celestia is aware of the nature of the world on the other side of the mirror, but doesn't know anything about how it is NOW.

Got the idea from a great science fiction book called "Changeling".  Thought it fit quite well here.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The second is already very sad...
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FerroTheKing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Since Tia and Luna were only kids, with the people they knew shapeshifting nearly from the first moment, their own memories of that time are probably vague and sometimes confusing. And the question is, how much they understand what happened in the first place.

I also wonder, how the other races came into existence: Dragons, Gryphs, Yaks... Are they also changed humans, or are they animals, that developed consciousness over time?
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creeperINC Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
So this is how humanity ends
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:iconcylestea:
Cylestea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
i for one welcome it 
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flyingjossy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
what about a sidestory about the era of  friendship turning having weird transformations back into humans. I know its not the most original idea but I like it. p.s LYRA   /)*(\  XD
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creeperINC Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Maby another dimension where humans never turned into ponys
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ilvbrownies Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
seems legit I'll accept this timeline. What's even better is that this pretty much follows one of my favorite fan-created Equestrian History things I found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6c79h…
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Shieltar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Civilizations have a need to invent themselves an origin story if they don't already have one.  and these origin story's often have a very religious vibe to them.

episode 1, with the idea of an Alicorn kingdom, feels very much like a pony version of the origin of Rome. (wrong in every regard, but fills a hole in peoples identity of self and belonging)
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ilvbrownies Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
what you say is true, but I have to ask what do you mean in the second bit about something being wrong?
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Shieltar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the origin of Rome legend, is that 2 brothers were adopted by a wolf, who grew up to make the great city of Rome.  The true story, is that Rom was a farming village that just got big over time.

In this case, the story is that a glorious benevolent master race descended from the sky and gifted a bunch of dumb pony's who knew nothing but how to graze, everything they would ever have, untill poof, there not there any more.  There is no way that can be true.

Most likely this is a made up story to cover over the fact they have no idea where there species or technology came from.
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ilvbrownies Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
I will agree that myths are by far huge stretches of imagination and speculation with probably a healthy dose of wishful thinking. That being said within every story is a grain of truth, and in Canon we know little to nothing about alicorns, so maybe there was an ancient alicorn society, or perhaps Luna and Celestia were a particularly fortuitous cross-breed between a unicorn and a Pegasus. My point is, while we have quite a bit of evidence to what happened with Rome, There are still blanks we have not filled. I would guess that given the magical and rather chaotic nature of the Equestrian environs, this is even more so.
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watchdogs12565 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
I have the need to correct this timeline but I refuse to and accept the way it is
But reply and I'll might correct it
Plz reply so I can scratch off my bukect list
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Shieltar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
corrections to the timeline, spelling, or grammar?
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watchdogs12565 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
The timeline cause I've been watching a lot of mlp so do you want me to or not
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Simiks-Fel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Twilight face, I love it! xD
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warr-ainjal Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is helpful thank you.
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Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Wow, so in your timeline, this is a loooooooong way back from even the unification of the pony tribes to first form Equestria? Cool, there's gonna be so much history to explore! ^^

It seems like, apart from the "Ponification Event" which must come at some point in the comic's future, everything from thereon out is going to be a downhill slope, the gradual collapse of modern human societies and technology into probably a more mediaeval, feudal society.

I know it was unlikely, but a little part of me had hoped that some (or all) of the earlier gens of MLP might've been included into the timeline as well? :)
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Awww..... poor Grace :(
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Shieltar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, Grace is not immortal, and like all of us.  Death will come eventually.
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Of course....
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