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Pony Chronology v2 by TheLastGherkin Pony Chronology v2 by TheLastGherkin
I made this because I am the craziest nerd!

I've tried to listen to all the feedback (there is LOADS OF IT) and here is a more coherent version!

As before, down means forward through time. Links between bubbles mean that they can be manipulated around each other, to an extent, like free-floating ice floes.

Again, tell me if you think I'm wrong. Well, don't do that. Tell me how to improve it.
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Redmarhuisman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Hearth's warwing takes place between Fall weather friends and Winter wrap-up.
May the best pet win takes place after those not before Hearth's warming like some fans think.
xAsk-HollyleafxX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
RLYoshi used this in his video here's a link:…
HyaenusDominae Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
You absolutely must do these for the other seasons/movies.
ScarletandLunaRcool Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tehursus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Season 4 opening takes place a year after first season's opening.
shyal-malkes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Not necessarily, please forgive my nitpic, but the only context we have is Celestia saying that this "was one of the first" Summer Sun Celebrations she'd been looking forward too. Not only is this ambiguous because she might have not been looking forward to other SSCs after Luna's return for other reasons but if she'd been looking forward to  the others subsequently after Luna's return then the most recent one would still be "one of the first".

It's still ambiguous.
RaritysAdmirer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
"I must admit that it is wonderful to actually be looking forward to the Summer Sun Celebration."

That is the exact quote. To actually look forward implies that the previous ones where not ones Celestia looked forward to. So it was only one year after the season premier. 
shyal-malkes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Unless we add politics or reputations into the mix. Your convict sister returns and tries to take over on X-date and you're supposed to "look forward" to the first anniversary of X-date?

It implies (heavily) I admit, but not very explicit.

The main reason I argue against the "compact" version of the story is that it makes Twilight's breakdown in "lesson zero" all the more reasonable. How many people could literally go through ALL THREE SEASONS without breaking down or something?

And then there are the season-specific events which mention things that seem to break chronology when put into their seasonal-appropriate place.

It's just easier to believe that at least a full year has already passed.
tehursus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Hm, right. :]
Mr-Matz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Well done! It makes so much more sense now! I always had trouble to organize the chronology of the first season, this follows a very clean logic based on witness accounts, observation of certain frames, quotations from dialogues and analysed habits.
Turret-Bot Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
"Wow, you are a nerd, huh." -Gryphon (Dogbuscus)
CrazyGirlEspeon Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Why did I read it all...
q97randomguy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
I like this... I like this a lot!
mariusioannesp Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You've obviously put alot of thought into this. Maybe too much. Just one thing though. At least in the United States from what I know, a talent show doesn't necessariy have to take place at the end of the school year. So The Show Stoppers could conceivably take place as far back as around after The Cutie Mark Chronicles and the reasoning that they got the clubhouse to prepare for summer still kind of stands. But as Fluttershy says "But,... you know..., whatever you want to do is fine. "
Meatabex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cyclone-Dusk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can't wait to see you integrate S2! :D I wonder if some of the second season's events might even fit within the first season's chronology! Maybe the entire span of MLP:FIM is *actually* taking place in less than two entire years thus far! O_O
rosutu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
This all seems to be rather coherent and cohesive. Bonus points towards keeping everything about the seasons and such in mind.

Would you try to tackle Season 2, too?
cutemute34 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you gonna include the events of Season 2? Plus, even if they can't officially make story arcs for the most part, sometimes I wonder if the team even has a timeline of sorts where they're planning things out; this could be a useful asset. Or maybe I'm being presumptuous on your behalf. I dunno.
Rarity-pie Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is true i agree exept i think swap around Owl's well that ends well and The show stoppers...
Norcon72 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Hmm... head canon excepted
Mosflow Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think for the heck of it i might rearange the episodes on my computer and watch the season agian and see if it feels more in order.
Yes another reason to watch the episodes agian. woot
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
This is quite well thought out, it would be nice to see something like this done for season two.
EmperorJewel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
With Season 2 over, think you will do one for it as well?
Devilot109 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
My comment appears to not be on here? @.@
Devilot109 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
You also have to factor in that in "Stare Master" Apple Bloom's "help" was more a hindrance. Show Stoppers shows that Sweetie Belle is hopeless at any sort of crafts project (she didn't know how to use dressing dummies, and her sets looked like random bits of wood and cardboard colored on with crayon), and Scootaloo openly admits that she didn't even realize they were trying to make a table.
garciarael Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
How are you sure that Bon Bon wasn't just being a jerkass? After all, Ponyville isn't that big and the Carousel Botique isn't exactly obscure or anything.
JoshGalen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I was planning on doing one of these, but I know it wouldn't have been anywhere near as good as this. Are you planning on doing this with Season 2 once it's over?
MLPFIMlover234 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
SRB2master1337 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Possible explanation that doesn't change the order in this at all:
Pinkie was describing watching Rainbow Dash train and/or practice the routine.
Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Can't wait to see you revise this for Season 2's episodes. Of course you'll probably wait until Season 2 is finished before you do so.
BishounenTaurus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Now that you've gone and done this, i'm getting a Haruhi-esque vibe from it. Would be interesting you have a Youtube playlist of all these episodes in apparent chronological order.

Just watched Season 2 Episode 4. Theoretically Twilight Sparkle should already have experienced one Nightmare Night as it happens every October. If this happened during her first year in Canterlot (making this her first Nightmare Night), it would explain her not being familiar with Pinkie Pie's trick-or-treating.

It also definitely needs to take place after Dragonshy due to Fluttershy's assertive nature towards apparent trick-or-treaters (it would need to be after Griffon the Brush-Off anyways due to Rainbow Dash pranking Pinkie Pie, and Bridle Gossip for Zecora). The fact that the Cutie Mark Crusaders are being watched over by Pinkie Pie (alongside Pip) also suggests that this was before they were mature enough to look after themselves, so probably before The Cutie Mark Chronicles.

Only problem is, if it does indeed take place during the first October, how did Luna manage such a growth spurt in just a couple of months?
K0ttin-K0b Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about Miss Faust's headcanon for Luna? I believe she spoke of it right here on DA, but I believe it had to do with her stunted maturation suddenly being kicked forward a bit by the powerful, evil magics that may have still been in her. Or maybe I read that somewhere else, but it seems to fit the growth spurt thing. :/
BishounenTaurus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
If she did say that, then that would be Word of God, which solves everything. :3
Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
tropes lulz
BishounenTaurus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How do you think I discovered this chronology map in the first place? ;)
Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
ditto xD
derfurshur Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
That's also how I ended up here
Truepikapuff Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Holy....dude, can you do this with Zelda? Please? ....Have you? Maybe I should go check your art gallery....after I finish looking up all the TV tropes that are in MLP, because that's how I found this in the first place. It's linked there, did you know?
BadgerswordX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Except there's an official Zelda timeline now...
Truepikapuff Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Except I commented that before there was....
Furana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should do this for season 2 once its done ^^

Now I wanna really wanna watch the episodes in this order. :)
BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
i am a bit confused with this
LinksLove Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I never actually assumed that there was any continuity between episodes (especially since Fall Weather Friends was aired after Winter Wrap Up, but I do like the order you put these in quite a bit. Wonder how badly season 2 is going to put a wrench in people's timelines, though. XD
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are the Chronologist!
Dogman15 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I sent this to a friend who's just started watching the series with his wife. He was watching them in broadcast order and I suggested he watch them by your order here.
MrGBH Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Writer
I must now watch every episode in chronological order.
PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
You, sir, could give The Legend of Zelda timeline nerds a run for their money.
kemisanna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you for this.
BlackWidower Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Writer
HA! Nerd! This is how you know you have a problem, when you put more thought into something than the creators likely did.
J4B Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite the nice thingy put together. Good job.
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