Pony Headcanon-ish 03

28 Jul

I had this thought a week or so ago just thinking about pony stuff. The question was, why have winter if the seasons are manual? I mean, wouldn’t you just have spring, summer, fall, spring again? Maybe with a day or week of snow here and there for variety. So I was thinking about it and came to this thought: Winter is when the weather factory gets vacation. The snow is where the weather industry stores all the water and all the weather employees get to take time off. If we consider that, in general, the evaporate/cloud/rain cycle is more or less a manual thing. Maybe not the evaporation, but collecting it in clouds and distributing it as rain again could be. The yearly water collection from a town is obviously just making up for all the water that gets lost across the borders of the kingdom, or just plain inefficiency in the process.

So, winter wrap-up is the weather industry’s off season.


Posted by on July 28, 2014 in My Writing, Ponies


3 responses to “Pony Headcanon-ish 03

  1. Present Perfect

    July 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I could see other reasons for it, both practical and cultural. It could be a way to remember Equestria’s origins, experiencing winter for a few months so they don’t forget about the fires of friendship that united them.

    Or it could just be a necessary part of life. I mean, winter’s when a lot of stuff dies off. It comes before spring and all that water locked in the ice and snow helps with the renewal. It’s a very important season for keeping plants and animals strong.

    • Griffin

      July 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Well, cultural reasons could work. Though I figure earth pony magic takes care of the keeping plants strong. I like to consider that the world has no natural seasons whatsoever.

  2. bchandler2

    August 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Maybe the ponies can’t really control the seasons, just the local weather, and it’s easier to go along with what the seasons are trying to do.


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