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So Baron what is your story? by Baron-Engel So Baron what is your story? by Baron-Engel
In my lasting posting [link] from my Equestria dreamscape Paynes Gray finally told his story of how he has been banished to limbo but was still able to communicate from there despite The Lord of Shadows [link] . He has also made an appeal to Princess Celestia and Princess Luna to ask them for help in freeing himself and his wife Sunrise [link] from the clutches of the Lord of Shadows.

All that morning and into the early afternoon Princess Celestia and Luna along with Petina, Twilight and Spike listened while through me as Paynes spun his tale; however toward the end the strain of constantly communicating from beyond the Veil of Shadow to physical world just became too tiring and he had to break off communications. This left me in the garden with Petina Pony, Twilight, Spike, and the two sisters. As everyone else sat and digested the new information that Paynes had provided Celestia got up slowly walked up to me and then lowered her head so she could look me right in the eyes. Then with a slightly mischievous twinkle in her eye she said. "Now Baron what is your story?"

This was an awkward situation for me because with the exception of Petina [link] none of the inhabitants of my dreamscapes know that they are products of my subconscious. For them their universes are just as concrete and real as ours. Therefore if I started claiming I was effectively was their god and creator it would generally crimp the storyline.

Besides even though I am the creator of these dreamscapes when I am in them I have very little conscious control of them beyond what my character can say and do. It is not like the movie "Inception" where I am rolling up city streets and stuff. Only when I am awake can I take all the individual facets, different viewpoints, information and different character experiences besides my own and see all as the big picture and explain it to people. Like I am right now.

So here I was now confronted with effectively this dreamscapes' demi-goddess who was asking me who I was.....really. And if Paynes Gray had not facilitated in also transporting Petina to Equestria then how did my friend get here since we obviously had known each other for awhile. Rather intimately according to the information she had heard. So what was going on?

I was as honest as I thought I could be and said neither myself or Petina had been born as ponies. That in our world we were bipedal in form. I left out the fact that there were bipedal equines there [link] but that true horses and ponies were not sentient. She listened to my story intently that but then noted that for complete strangers to Equestria we seem to have a fairly decent grasp of the local customs and culture. How did we know that if we had never been here before? She really needed to more about me and Petina.....immediately. Oh boy.
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:iconfiskefyren:
a Baron in my little pony, eh? makes me think of one of my fanfics XD
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:iconognimod:
WARNING: rambling ahead...

In my headcanon FiM and the 80's version, aka G1, happened in the same timeline, with the 00's version (aka G3 and G3.5) being a Star Trek-esque mirror universe. The G1 universe was destroyed in an end-of-the-world catastrophe, with very few ponies and other creatures surviving and evolving into FiM, aka G4. Ponies and humans know of each other since 1984 (the year of the original "Rescue at Midnight Castle" TV movie), which was thirty million years ago in pony time...
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:iconearlmcclaw:
Imagine that Equestria is a real, other-dimensional world existing in parallel (if not always time-syched) with ours. That it's possible to mentally (at least) communicate between them. Now imagine Lauren Faust has begun developing a new treatment of MLP based on images that have been "leaking" into her since she was a child. Somehow, this establishes a link between her and Celestia.

Wouldn't that explain how various concepts from our world have been able to appear in Equestria? They'd get just as distorted a view of our world as we do of theirs, and possibly for similar reasons (limited POV, decision-makers changing what was reported, etc.).
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BondoFox Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, and your cutie mark is a . . . fried egg? Speech balloon?
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Baron-Engel Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Naw, unfortunately Paynes was unable to give a cutie mark when he made me into a pony. It just a patch bare skin where the scar tissue would permit a mark of hide grow.
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:iconardashir:
Whatever you do, don't tell her about 'Molestia' or, Heaven help us all, stories like 'Severing and Reconnections'.
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Baron-Engel Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fortunately this was before I started reading the Ask Princess Molestia tumblr.
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:iconardashir:
Good to know, though the whole "Molestia" thing seems to have been around since the start of the fandom.

Any way, I love the art.
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Baron-Engel Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes but I often wonder what Celestia would say of it. "My some of you have the most.....unusual ideas about my private life!"
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:iconardashir:
Oh, I imagine in her centuries of life she's heard worse, probably to her face on some occasions. I feel that she's developed a sense of humor about the whole thing; she seems like the sort of person, er, pony who can laugh at herself.

But I sure wouldn't want to be the one who tried to explain some of the Nightmare Moon fandom to Princess Luna. "Thou desires to do WHAT with my evil self!"
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