I haven't confirmed anything just yet.
but, the idea is that Alex is abused by his father, made to work in the house like a Male Cinderella.
and, during his past sixteen years of life
he's never had the luxury of making friends or, having in type of Fun of ANY sort.
For Alex, his daily life is: Clean the House and Get Through the Beatings.
In this case, I have Pinkie Pie (and, the others) take Alex out of his miserable rut
and, make him experience Joy and Friendship (whether he wants it or NOT.)
which is really all part of Pinkie's character: To made Miserable people Happy.
it's really the only goal she's made for herself, and the ONLY thing she's serious about.
Yeah, I suppose this chapter was just an "Intro Dump" if anything else.
course, Chapter Three details "Alex's Day Out with The Girls"
so, that one will be more detailed, and require some creativity
in terms of what the six would actually do that's fun with Alex.
One thing that I might do is make a reference to Hasbro
by having Pinkie Pie drag Alex to a BotCon Convention (a 'Transformers' Fandom Get-Together)
I think it'd be funny if Pinkie Pie were a Transformers Fan.
i mean, it somehow makes sense for someone liek Pinkie dressing up in an Optimus Prime costume of of cardboard.
i might even do an in-joke with Twilight Sparkle's voice actress, Tara Strong.
as she's portrayed characters in BOTH franchises.
Well, I think Pinkie Pie already made a TF reference in the show.
It is said that she once curled into a ball.
and, imitated the "Transformation Sound Effect" as she stood back up.
I also remember seeing an IDW Comic Cover.
showing Pinkie in a Transformers Costume, standing in Optimus Prime's hand (who looked real perplexed at her)
You do make an interesting point in terms of the probability
of 'Transformers' existing in this alternate EQG Universe.
afterall..the DP elements exist because of the Ghost Zone being in another dimension.
and, the Autobots and Decepticons ARE originally from another planet in a far off galaxy.
so, the odds of Optimus Prime and Megatron being on the same Earth as EQG is pretty good.
Course, if I do make a decision like that.
i'll be original, and keep with the "Robots In Disguise" thing.
maybe even make an excuse that "BotCon" and the Fictional Transformers Media
is based on eyewitness accounts of supposes Cars, Trucks, Planes and Animals that transform into Robots
(as usual, the goverment denies their existance and make up excuses for their "battles")
I do hate to spoil anything..But, I believe it's been long enough.
in the final episode of Beast Hunters.
Megatron met his end when Bumblebee (having regained his voice) impaled with with the Star Saber.
currently, the only Cons left to cause trouble are Starscream, Shockwave and Predaking
(and, they MIGHT resturn, as Habro still needs to released the Beast Hunters movie 'Predacons Rising')
And, finally..one little TF/MLP Crossover that I like is this one: shioji-san.deviantart.com/art/…
these two have So Much in common..
Pays to do "research" ahead of time.
which involves reading alot of Wiki articles, and actually watching episodes of the show itself
(thank heaven we have YouTube.)
Out of all the girls, I have Two that I enjoy writing the most.
First off, is Applejack.
as one reason she's my favorite character is that western accent of hers
(reminds me of 'Rogue' from X-Men in that sense)
In an effort to make this authentic.
I avoided writing the "correct" pronunciation of words for AJ's dialogue
and, instead pronounced them according to western dialect.
using words like "Mah", "Yer" and "Ev'ry"
That way, when Applejack speak..Reader KNOW, without need any confirmation.
But, my absolute favorite is Pinkie Pie.
as due to being a character created exclusively for Wacky and Zany humor.
I could pull a "deadpool"
and, have Pinkie make Gags and Reference unrelated to the MLP Franchise and/or Canon.
For example, IDW Publishing have made some joke covers of Pinkie
where she is dressed in a cardboard Optimus Prime costume..while in OPTIMUS PRIME hand.
With Pinkie: ANYthing goes.
so, i'm free to have Pinkie make reference to Marvel, Disney and Sega properties
and, have it make prefect sense, because it DOES make sense for Pinkie.
The other character are pretty easy, too.
Rainbow Dash is "Buttercup", Rarity is an English Female "Scrooge McDuck"
Fluttershy is Timid and Compassionate, and Twilight Sparkle is Intelligent and Angsty.
Overall: Pretty easy characters to write.
Yeah, I like her, too.
and, I don't know why so many people make a big fuss about her.
At first, Hasbro tried censoring her.
afraid that Derpy might be "offensive" to people
(by, "At First", I mean: they tried it.
but, displeasure from fans made them change their minds)
I hardly thought Derpy was an offensive character.
as i've said before, Derpy reminds me of Goofy from disney material.
and, Goofy is a VERY well liked Disney Character.
best known for all those "How to.." Shorts, and Single Parent Subjects with his son Max.
Goofy and Derpy are practically the same character.
.Both have similar sounding names.
.Both unknowingly make silly mistakes that make us laugh.
.Both are good natured, and really just want to be helpful.
.and, (in fanon, anyway) Both are single parents to a singular child.
IF Derpy is "offensive", then so is Goofy.
yet, he's been around since 1932, and is a main character in the Kingdom Hearts games.
So, i'd say Derpy's chances of a bright future are good.
That's a pretty tall order, As they all have good qualities.
But, if I had to choose just one..It'd probably be Luna.
because her brief time as 'Nightmare Moon' gives her more character than Celestia.
Celestia is a good character..but, she's a tad Too Perfect.
has absolutely NO Problems in her life at all (unless you count her sadness over banishing her sister for 1000 years)
Luna's been a villain, her sole reason being lack of appreciation.
and, when she tried to improve her reputation afterwards..she encountered much difficulty.
so much so, that she required help from Twilight
(which is a pretty big deal, as Twilight is just a student and Luna IS a Princess)
Luna can also transform back into Nightmare Moon WITHOUT being evil.
so, I think that's also pretty awesome..
My second favorite is probably Candance.
Twilight's "Foalsitter"/Sister-In-Law (and, Celestia's adoptive niece)
her personal history with Twilight makes her more approachable as a character.
someone whom Twilight can talk to, without feeling Overwhelmed in anyway.
I just really love Older Twilight's narration to Alex Jr., and of the whole Alex being named 'Cosmo' and having a sister named Wanda.
Have you seen a couple of posters of "Waypoint?" and, just FYI, Part 2 of that DanielXTimantha story is up.
"Momma Twilight's" narration to Alex Jr. will be a continuing theme in this story.
as i'd like to remind people that this whole story is being told to Alex Jr. by Twilight.
so, everyone once in awhile, the story will break for a moment
to allow a talk between Twilight and her son (as that is what happens when a parent tells a personal story.)
the FOP joke sorta happened by accident.
I wanted Pinkie to say something Random and Out-Of-Universe (which she does "normally")
and, as Alex surname is "Cosmos"..The joke practically wrote itself
(additional humor is that Pinkie Pie has PINK Poofy Hair, just like Wanda)
Pinkie will make other cultural humor later in the story.
so, don't be surprised if you get the most humor from HER.