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MLP Thinking with Portals: Home Alone

Youtube [link] (for pausing, easter eggs, and Applejack)


:iconcavejohnsonplz::iconsaysplz:I actually find it quite intriguing that Ponies do use their portal gun for actual travel instead of the usual pranks or shenanigans! Oh, and note to viewers, we Aperture Science are the ones inducing that thunderstorm; just another test that give rise to intriguing results!


One thing... Gave.It.My.Best... This is actually the first in which I threw almost everything that I know into the animation; all I want is just perfection... :icontwilightcrazyplz: But it seems that I fall short of it. Again... :iconepicfacepalm-plz:

This is also to test whether I'm comfortable if I am to be thrown off my comfort zone of humour and try a more serious type; in preparation of a future series that I'm planning. You guys give me the score.

Speaking of which, Feedback and/or critique is most welcome. And please don't hold back, if you think I deserve some scolding and constructive criticism, go hard on me.

Can't believe I've got to 6; which is the penultimate installment in the TWP series. After this, I'll have to work on something else (can't tell you, let's just say something with a certain cyan pegasus) before resuming on the final episode which will center on Twilight's revenge and some Rarity action :iconpsychotwilightclap:

Heading to War [link] , Across the Alps [link] from Eidos' Praetorians
Bombs for Throwing at you! [link] from Portal 2

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Hasbro
Portal (c) Valve

Program used: Macromedia Flash 8

Other thinking with portals:

:iconderpynoesplz: Postal: [link]

:iconpinkieismindfckedplz: Prank: [link]

:iconapplejacknoesplz::iconapplebloomplz::iconeeyupplz: Maintenance: [link]

:iconrainbowdashderpplz: Rainbow Highway: [link]

:iconsarcasticlunaplz::iconcelestiaunamusedplz::iconcavejohnsonplz::iconcarolineportalplz: Trust and Cooperation: [link]

:iconcavejohnsonplz::iconsaysplz:Uhhh... Twilight?!?
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After coming across your HTF "All Work and No Belay" animation, I decided to look at some of your other stuff.

I came across this. I was crying at this point. Not even a minute into it did I cry. I am totally, obviously, superb glad that it had a happy ending. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

The quality is really good. I liked how the mailbox's handle was spinning around and around. It made me laugh XD

I'm glad you made this. Coming across a new show makes a new friend. What does "MLP" stand for anyway? I also wish I knew the character's names.
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Really rusty/late on this critique but its now or never right?

I bet we all had this kind of situation when there was a heavy thunderstorm outside, great reaction with her fear of the storm. Although I find it freaky how she instantly appears under furniture after the lightning strikes at a certain time during the animation.

When she went to her friend's houses, it slightly didn't make sense because I don't think any of their houses are in their line of sight so that they could aim the portal to the houses for safe transport during storm. Even if they were in line of sight, wouldn't there be other buildings in the way?

I liked how you even did the small things like on the mailbox, the little flag on it spins constantly, even when we don't pay attention to these kind of things. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt="=p" title="=p (Razz)"/>

When her friends came to her house at the end, I only saw 2 of them and yet they were all missing. (Twilight makes sense from all those injuries o_O) Speaking of Twilight Sparkle, I am a little scared of what may happen in the next one because of how she appeared in this one. O.O
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The part where Fluttershy suddenly underneath the furniture, you can see there was a small cloud of dust where she was standing before, representing the fact that she was frightened by the lightning and quickly ducked underneath the furniture during the flash of light.
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Very enjoyable watch as always involving the ponies with Aperture Science.

One thing I particularly liked was the believability of the story. Fluttershy really remains true to her character's personae in the show being a timid pony. Found the switch to the 2D Aperture Science guide to be very well done.

High Points:

1. Fluidity Of Animation - Find so many clunky flash animations and you definitely don't have this problem. Fluttershy progressing from structure/home to the next was very vivid and believable.

2. Story Component - As mentioned this is a very believable story which is what I liked to see in animations. Sometimes people just think "Hey it doesn't need a story just cool explosions/animation *glances at a certain director of a new movie*."

3. Artwork - Found it enjoyable with the artwork remaining true to the show. I'm not particularly fond of different art styles that don't mesh with a show.

Low Points -

1. Cottage To Barn Transition - This just didn't feel right to me and I understand what you are trying to do. Preferably it might have been better to do a simple still camera showing Fluttershy fall out instead of following her through it.

2. Cottage Scene *looking at the floor* - Her nose/snout appeared longer than usual. Might have been best to shorten it just a tad as it seems to change length.

Only other critical part I saw was Fluttershy Hugging Rarity where it seems her hoof pops off. This instead of partly going behind Rarity's Hair/mane to give the appearance fluttershy's hoof is connected to her body.

Keep up the good work the practice is definitely paying off with each show getting better. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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This is such a sweet story. FLuttershy is one of my favourite ponies. I love how she got over loneliness. Rainbow Dash and Rarity saw her and can possibly stay with her.

Meanwhile, Twilight, who's still at a hospital, must have to get revenge on some ponies who harmed her. I gotta wait to see that happens.

Also, I'm going to hunt Easter eggs and talk to a bunny/rabbit and some chicks (toddler birds). I don't have any Flash projects on my laptop, but I have a tablet to make animations via Windows Movie Maker or a mission to make a Gif file.
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Vision: Combining ponies and portals is certainly an interesting concept and while I can't see how it looked in your head, it looks like you pulled off something great. The silent protagonist, whether an intentional gag or just because you couldn't get good clips or a VA, works. Worth a fiver.

Originality: Well...although the combining was clever, I can't really give you the full five stars for using two things you didn't come up with. That said, just like the first people to think to eat turkeys and invent cheese didn't invent the turkey sandwich, you did put two things together into a good, different thing.

Technique: Very show-like art, quality animation and nice details. Don't think I didn't notice that mailbox flag.
Not only were the visuals very good, it was well thought out and the humor worked well. I thought the lightning was a little loud until I realized that was the point. I have to give you credit for doing that even though someone may not like it on that one level. Another five.

Impact: I can't say it changed my life, but it is kind of inspiring to see what someone who's somewhere between one person and a team of pros can do with Flash. And since the latter is all I can realistically expect of a ponies with portals short, have yourself another high mark.

Overall: I really liked this. Though given the previous episodes, I'm less than surprised at that.
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Vision: I have to say this is probably your most ambitious one yet, and just now noticed you say you put everything you had into it? well after comparing this with your last one IT REALLY SHOWS! the amount of planning and figuring out how to properly convey Fluttershy wanting to be with a friend to whether out the scary storm was very well done, mostly perfect.

A 4.5 mostly because that sudden music change and Twilight home alone plotting really killed some of the real emotional tension that was built up for Fluttershy and the other two's little heart warming scene. Seriously it killed the mood a bit after you went through so much to build up to it <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt="=(" title="=( (Sad)"/>

How it could of improved:

1. adding some credits between scenes. i.e. pan the camera back with a fading to black with audio doing the same.

2. Once fully pitched black you could of paused a couple, maybe 3 whole seconds and THEN do a Galdos BLINKS/opening her eyes to Twilight throwing suggestive revenge into her mind.

Originality: I like that while you follow the world of Portal and it's many features, that you don't let the basic old functions of the portal gun only working on white smooth surfaces restrict you from coming up with these great ideas, plus they eventually were trying to get it to work in how you have it working in this series anyways so let's buck that up to these portal guns being a higher calibur over the original model <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" title=":P (Lick)"/>

Technique: I liked the many nuance added to this like the mailbox animations, the diving under the closet dresser and eyes poking out was really well done. The animation was really great...

...HOWEVER small points you slipped up on and, it was a very un-animated tail that looked like it really got the least amount of attention to if at all. Any amount of bounce or lift would of worked than nothing at all as she walked off her couch to open the door.

The smile '*squee*' as she noticed she was crushing the bot was cute but awkwardly animated and really reminded me that I was watching a flash animation. You SO almost had this episode! it is by far your best I've seen.

I can see that mainly squish and stretching of the mouths and bounce animation on mane/tails is all you need to really improve on!

Impact: I'm going to have to assume you couldn't visit Pinkie Pie or Twilight due to lack of properly being able to get a clear shot inside their homes. Also going to have to assume that AJ was inside her home with AB, GS, BM as she'd want to be there with her family if anything case AB (or knowing AJ) needing a pony to sleep with.

Still while it was sweet to have her two best friends by her side at the end. I was expecting the girls to think of Fluttershy being alone at home in the scary weather and want to rush over to make sure she was alright. This was just as good though and like I said it really got to me, it was a beautiful scene ^^

The fact you made me actually feel for Fluttershy's fear of thunder and being convincingly afraid to being alone during a storm and desperately wanting to be with a friend to weather it out was very touching and built up nicely as she kept trying to look for a friend. The constant disappointment of her friends not being home and being alone ended up overshadowing her fear for a while, which when you did that shifting of the camera to show her friends behind her well, longer story short, it made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

So even with that Buzzkill Glados I am very well impacted by this video and loved it a great deal. This was a great change of pace and was very in character! I can't express it more <3 (I could but by the gods no one really wants to see that!)
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I think I may start into flash animations again, because now it looks like its a way to express something...
You know? I've always wathed these MLP thinking with portals, and interpreted all of 'em as funny and only comedy, but today I've found this one...deep...emotional. Really professional and most of it, original

I admire how you used to put all your efforts, knowings from animating, eerything to came out with this, truly adorable indeed, looked like it was from an original episode from the series and so, sort of it expected at the half of watching
Anyway, I admire your job, keep it up! <img class="avatar" src="…" alt=":iconrainbowdashsaluteplz:" title="rainbowdashsaluteplz"/>
art-kangaroo's avatar
You like revenge, right? Well lets get some! In maybe twelve hours.
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1)Say your name 10 times 
2)Say your mom's name 5 times 
3)Say your crush's name 3 times
4)Paste this onto 4 other games
If you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday possible. But if you don't paste this, you will get bad luck. SEND THIS ON 5 DIFFERENT GAMES IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOUR DONE, PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS. THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
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LOL Fluttershy's mailbox is freaking out! XD
mlpponydash360's avatar
 awww fluttershy
avatarlover14's avatar
soooo cute but... wouldnt the animals be with her because the storm? just thinking
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yeah! And the animals?
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Oh my... Twilight wants revenge!!!! EVIL Laughter! Devilish 
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i didn't know she had a toy robot and it said" exuse me your squishing me". i really like that robot i guss that is the pony's technology (and that portal maker thing)
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The portal-maker is the Aperature Science Handheld Portal Device, a device from the game called "Portal".
Not trying to be rude, that game is pretty old at this point.
Great mechanic though.

Good day!
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