503 – On Love and Lyta

503 – On Love and Lyta

::flop:: So I’m writing this well in advance, but by the time you read this, I’ll have just finished running my semesterly LARP con. I am likely exhausted.

You should also still check out Foam Brain’s Kickstarter, because metal dice are awesome. He’s probably still advertising here.

I mentioned a damn long time ago that Lyta was engaged. I realized while binging my own archive again that I never actually expanded upon that in the strip, so here’s some expansion.


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  1. Mr. Torgue says:

    TORGUE LIKES YOUR NEW COMICS, JENNY!

    OH, AND TWILIGHT SPARKLE! SINCE YOU’VE BECOME A PRINCESS, I HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU……SOME EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!
    - Mr. Torgue

  2. Sejanoz says:

    Wow. That’s pretty damn quick. No wonder Penny’s shocked.

  3. The Aussie Bloke says:

    … Even I’m not that crazy.

  4. UP says:

    Ahh, she still has that demon laptop. I wonder what it runs on XD

  5. Mr. Torgue says:

    @UP

    HUMAN SOULS SKAGLICKER!!! THAT’S WHAT IT RUNS ON!!!!!
    - Mr. Torgue

  6. Princess Twilight Sparkle says:

    @Mr. Torgue

    The only explosion I need for my coronation is a Sonic Rainboom in the skies over Canterlot!

    Life in Equestria shimmers! Life in Equestria shines! And I know for absolute certain that everything… yes, everything… yes everything is going to be fine! It’s fine!
    Yes, everything is going to be just fine!
    *cue even happier music than usual*

  7. Mr. Torgue says:

    @Twilight Sparkle

    A SONIC RAINBOOM!!??

    IS THAT LIKE….WHEN A BUNCH OF LESBIANS GET TOGETHER & HUG EACH OTHER!!??
    - Mr. Torgue

  8. Princess Twilight Sparkle says:

    @Mr. Torgue

    For your viewing pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WImRs-nWW48
    Also, demolition the pony way: http://youtu.be/lYyBNEOP-Bk

  9. Oarboar says:

    Once upon a time, personally, I just *knew* on the third date that this was the woman I wanted to marry. Happily, I managed to keep that observation to myself, especially since while I’d decided she was absolutely perfect, she decided I wasn’t quite what she was looking for. *shrugs* That’s life.

    While a longer courtship is quite often desirable, if they’ve been dating for six months and he suddenly finds himself about to be deployed, I can see where he’d rather know than not, and get a “no” in person instead of a Dear John letter. One good deployment can heal a heartbreak, although it might not be good for other parts of the body. But since Lyta said yes, he’s got something to look forward to.

    I can tell you that my father and my mother were separated by military duty before they got married. I should check with Mom to see how long they dated before he proposed.

  10. Mr. Torgue says:

    @Princess Twilight Sparkle

    YOU CALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS!!?? THAT JUST LOOKS LIKE CLOUDS OF COTTON CANDY GROWING A PAIR!!!

    NOW HERE’S AN EXPLOSION!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsTRxXvQY0s

    YOU’RE WELCOME!!
    - Mr. Torgue

  11. N says:

    @UP

    Obviously such an evil machine must be running either Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows Vista.
    Or if it’s obsessed with explosions and displays everything in all caps, it’s running Windows Torgue.

  12. Taco-Pony says:

    @Mr Torgue
    I’m beginning to suspect you aren’t he real Mr Torgue… Your punctuation is all wrong! You shouldn’t be using exclamation points, you should be using EXPLERIODS! They look like this : ҉

  13. Spike the Dragon Knight says:

    I’m so Happy for you Twilight!

  14. Princess Twilight Sparkle says:

    @Spike

    I couldn’t have done it without my friends or my loyal assistant Spike!

  15. Squirrel says:

    It’s not that unusual. My grandparents got engaged after 4 months, and they’re still together.

  16. Mr. Torgue says:

    @Taco-Pony

    DON’T TELL ME HOW TO USE EXPLOSIONS!!!! I INVENTED EXPLOSIONS, MOTHER F!@#EK!!!!
    -Mr. Torgue

  17. N says:

    @Mr. Torgue

    You know what happens when you mix explosions with ponies? Atomic rainnuke :)
    Wonder what happens when Tails adds pocky to the mix.

  18. Mr. Torgue says:

    @N

    GOOD THINKING!!

    NOW I’LL GET TORGUE ENGINEERS TO WORK ON THAT RIGHT AWAY!! THANK YOU MOTHERF!@#ER!!!!!
    - Mr. Torgue

  19. Militant Bibliophile says:

    Not at all uncommon for the military. My wife and I met and married in exactly one calendar year, getting engaged shortly before 9/11 and we rushed things because of the prospective deployments. Every couple is different, and some crash and burn while others soar. My wife still puts up with me after 11 years, a fact I credit to her impending sainthood, so it CAN be done even today

  20. Chuck says:

    @N:
    Windows 98 wasn’t that bad, surely?

  21. N says:

    @Chuck:

    My cousin’s husband owns a book a bit larger than your average For Dummies book about all the bugs in Windows 98.

  22. Mage of Chaos says:

    This, actually, is what happened with my cousin, though her boyfriend (now husband) wasn’t deploying, it was joining the military. Either way, it was assumed that he would deploy at some point. I can’t remember if it was 4 months or 6 months, though I’m pretty sure it’s between those. No higher than 6, but possibly sooner than 4…. the exact time she’d been dating him never actually came out.

  23. pumpkincat says:

    Dated online: about 6 months. Knew each other (online only, on very different continents): about a year. Got engaged about a week after meeting in person.

    Married: 17 1/2 years and counting.

  24. Maybe the laptop runs on the despair generated by college students before Finals, or other large test/project due dates? Sure it isn’t human souls or Windows 98, but with so much potential fuel it could store up in a single Finals week, student despair would be an excellent energy source. Could also explain the horns: they are extra power-storage units/solar-panel-like devices.

  25. Crème de Menthe says:

    Anyone else looking forward to Derpy Day (March 1) and Operation: Indiscriminate Friendship?
    http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/02/derpy-day-2013-operation-indiscriminate.html

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