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Last posted Jul 01, 2012 at 04:43PM EDT. Added Feb 19, 2012 at 11:27PM EST
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@Citation

How are those popup messages created? Also Hi


@Nostra

Of all the things I read about before joining…I still have no idea what the “fruit salad” bit is about. Care to enlighten me?

It started over on the comment section of the MLP page. Way back when there was this troll who uploaded these poorly drawn anti-brony images to the gallery.

He was a rather successful troll, he got tons of downvotes, dozens of comments on his images and plenty of retorts on his profile wall.

I cannot be bothered digging through all those old posts to find the original comments but someone suggested we stop acting horrified, defiant or shocked at his stuff and just reply with stock photo’s of fruit salad instead. (I don’t remember who it was)

For a while it worked. It resulted in some very confused trolls but it sort of lost its effect now

May 05, 2012 at 03:28AM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

Pick the 5 best episodes that you can.
Hitch:

Must be consecutive episodes in order of airing.
The numbers of your five episodes must be consecutive integers.


It might not be an original choice, but I’m gonna have to go with 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31:

  • Return of Harmony 1
  • Return of Harmony 2
  • Lesson Zero
  • Luna Eclipsed
  • Sisterhooves Social

The hype around Chrysalis has almost completely died away for me now, so I’m definitely back to saying Discord is best villain. He might not have had such an interesting appearance, but he was so entertaining to watch that I say he’s a clear winner. Did Chrysalis turn a non-glass of milk into a hand grenade just for the lulz? Didn’t think so.

I haven’t seen Lesson Zero in ages, but that’s because of the ridiculous amount of times I watched it just after it was released. It was my favourite episode for ages, mostly because Twilight.

I thought Luna Eclipsed was a good episode on release, and it’s only grown on me since. I’d definitely place it in my top 10 favourites now.

Finally, Sisterhooves Social is the epitome of d’aww, and it shall hold that title until the end of time. Or at least until we get that damned Scootaloo episode we’ve wanted for the past year or so.

(Try watching Sisterhooves Social while listening for Sweetie Belle’s voice cracks. It makes the episode twice as adorable as usual)


I was thinking about hosting a pony SynchTube thing later today (or tonight, in my case). Since we have even more new members since the last time we had one, I guess I’ll explain what happens again. I, or somebody else, will post of link on the thread saying something along the lines of ‘Oh hai guise, SynchTubez lol’. It will lead to a SynchTube room where we play episodes of FiM and chat alongside it. Everyone gets some say in which episodes we’ll watch. It’s usually pretty good fun, and it’s a great way to get to know other regular posters here. You don’t have to chat if you don’t want to, but you’ll still get to see what everyone else is talking about. I’ll probably start at around 11:00pm or 12:00pm GMT, which translates to 6:00-7:00pm EST or 3:00-4:00pm PST. (I’ve probably got that a little wrong. Blame daylight savings.)

As usual, if anyone else wants to host it instead (coughcough Cite), feel free to do so.

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May 05, 2012 at 06:52AM EDT
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Whenever I see these three…

THEY ARE SO CUTE I JUST WANT TO PUNCH THROUGH THE SCREEN AND HOLD THEM FOREVER AND EVER

May 05, 2012 at 07:36AM EDT
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Blue Screen (of death) wrote:

@Citation
How are those popup messages created? Also Hi


It’s a special item, Something Special For Someone Special. It costs $100 (seriously), and buying one will give you a free Name Tag to use on it. You can then give a copy of the ring to another player, and then the message is broadcasted to everybody currently playing TF2. In this case, the player who was named Princess Cadence gave the ring, named “Something special for Somepony Special” to a player named Shining Armor.
Also, the word “Special” looks weird now.

May 05, 2012 at 09:39AM EDT
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@cite
$100?!? That’s a ridiculous amount of money to waste on something so useless! I don’t see the point of it really. It reminds me of the “I’m rich” app. It cost $1,000 and would only show a picture of a diamond. It was only there to show people you could afford it. I guess the Tf2 ring wold be neat for a couple that plays a lot of TF2, but besides that, it’s kinda strange why you would purchase that.

May 05, 2012 at 10:08AM EDT
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Dac wrote:

@cite
$100?!? That’s a ridiculous amount of money to waste on something so useless! I don’t see the point of it really. It reminds me of the “I’m rich” app. It cost $1,000 and would only show a picture of a diamond. It was only there to show people you could afford it. I guess the Tf2 ring wold be neat for a couple that plays a lot of TF2, but besides that, it’s kinda strange why you would purchase that.

Valve’s description of the item:
“It’s ring-shaped, it’s gift-wrapped, it’s basically useless, and it’s really expensive ($100!). In short, it’s the most accurate simulation of an actual Valentine’s Day gift ever made available to the public.”
They’re aware of how useless and expensive it is.

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May 05, 2012 at 10:10AM EDT
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CitationNeeded wrote:

Valve’s description of the item:
“It’s ring-shaped, it’s gift-wrapped, it’s basically useless, and it’s really expensive ($100!). In short, it’s the most accurate simulation of an actual Valentine’s Day gift ever made available to the public.”
They’re aware of how useless and expensive it is.

I’m sure they are, it’s a great way to make some money because there are always people who will be willing to buy stuff like that. Valve is smart to offer that, I just can’t say the same for the people who actually buy it.

May 05, 2012 at 10:21AM EDT
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@Algernon

Gotta go to work now, but I’m interested in a Synchtube. I think Central is -5 from GMT. Which is 5 hours behind. I should be back from work at 6pm here, so 11pm there? So if it’s not going, I’ll get it poppin’.

Crap, work gotta go argblarghl

May 05, 2012 at 10:31AM EDT


>YFW you gain new respect for Celestia and a while later everything artists like JJ do seems disrespectful to her character

Dammit, why did Celestia have to move up on my respect list? Now I can’t stand whorish portrayals of her. Molestia used to be entertaining and funny, but now all I see is HERESY.

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May 05, 2012 at 10:32AM EDT
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@Pyro

JOHN JOSECO

no, but seriously. I always post some abandon thread stuff on the molestia images that come onto our image gallery as per my tradition. I agree, some of that stuff is just wrong. But:

May 05, 2012 at 10:38AM EDT
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Don’t get me wrong, I like his art. It’s just that I recently gained a new respect for Celestia, and now it’s extremly challenging to deal with stuff like that. It was funny, it was cute, but now it just seems disrespectful. Once again, why did she have to move up a notch…..

May 05, 2012 at 10:42AM EDT
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@pyro
That comic was pretty funny. I can’t say that molestia bothers me, but I’ll admit that it makes me think of JJ as a huge pervert.
Anyways, I really hope mane6 releases fighting is magic before season 3 so then it can alleviate the wait.

May 05, 2012 at 10:48AM EDT
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@Pyro:

Let me give you an accurate representation of how my brain processes r34 in influencing my opinions and thoughts on a character:

Seriously, I have never changed my opinion on a character due to r34, or due to retarded fanon. For an example of both, we have the ‘Seductive Spitfire’ deal. It’s something that tics me off to no end, because it has absolutely no base, has spread incredibly far despite that, and has become the main personality trait in a large portion of the fanon. The main reason that bothers me is because her main personality trait was that she was a professional athlete.

I guess it’s just my opinion, but there are a few things I tune out. Tons of ships, all r34, and some fanon interpretations.

Helps keep my ‘Favorite Pony List’ somewhat straight.

Even if it currently is:

1. Spike
2. AJ
3. Fluttershy, Twilight, Rarity, RD, Pinkie, Shining Armor, and Cadence.
4. Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, Applebloon, Pipsqueak, Featherweight, Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, that fat colt, Cheerilee, and Big Mac.
4. Octavia, Vinyl Scratch, Soarin’, Spitfire, Bon-Bon, Derpy, Doctor Whooves, Lyra, Carrot Top, Krakl, Photo Finish, Inkie Pie, Blinkie Pie, Clyde Pie, Pinkie’s mom (dat fucking name escapes me), the other Mane Six’s parents, Chrysalis, Discord, Blueblood, Iron Will, Diamond Dogs, Teenage Dragons, Adult Dragons, Cranky, Matilda, Gustav, Donut Joe, Mulia Miles, and that one pony in the place with the thing.
5. Tom, Bloomberg, Rocky, Madame LeFleur, the turnip bucket, the lint ball, the kitchen sink, and Twilight’s sexy books.

May 05, 2012 at 10:52AM EDT
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@Dac
Yeah, Fighting is Magic seems like a decent way to pass the time before S3. I’m personally hoping for a My Little Kombatant: Fatalities are Magic mode. (InB4 people bash me for being a sadistic prick. NO, I don’t want to see Fluttershy sic rabid animals on Rarity to have them rip her to pieces. But you have to admit, maybe a few finishers would be cool.) I would like to see some MK stuff such as Friendships and Babalities put into it. Along with costumes. Thak make Rarity look like Sub-Zero and AJ like Scorpion, maybe as a homage to to MK or some other stuff. But yes, it promises to be a great game when it comes out.


@Lasers
It’s not the R34 that’s changed my opinion on her, it’s me respecting her a bit more than I did that’s changed my views on the R34. I can stomach it, but it’s become harder to ever since I’ve started looking at her differently. R34 is just the internet being the internet. But I’ll be damned if I lie and say I’m completly okay with her being portrayed as a whore.

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May 05, 2012 at 10:57AM EDT
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@Pyro
ya know, sometimes people feel like they should Sam Jackson John Joseco


CALL CELESTIA A WHORE ONE MORE TIME MUTHAF&^%ER, I DOUBLE DARE YOU

but I try to express my reaction (generally shocked and weirded out) by a few .gifs and pics
For Example
(insert Molestia pic here)

“wait, is she…

OH S%^&!


in reality, I’m not that offended. But to vent emotions like that helps me cope, so instead of thinking about what’s actually going on, I can just think of how many numerous reactions can be conceived

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May 05, 2012 at 11:25AM EDT
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@The whole molestia/celestia thing

I call artistic license.

In art, there are multiple different ways to interpret things, each of them valid.

Ex: Beowulf of Anglo-Saxon Lore

He’s been depicted a number of different ways throughout the ages.

Some depict him as a blonde, Danish nobleman

As a dying Christian knight

As a heroic warrior of God

As a fiercesome Viking warrior

Or as a cunning and cerebral fighter

Like Beowulf, Celestia has had multiple different interpretations due to artistic license.
She’s been depicted as a troll, a wise and caring mother figure, an almighty goddess, a sex fiend and as a big sister.

Its not that people are disrespecting Celestia through their multiple incarnations of her. They are simply more thoroughly expressing the vast complexities and traits of a well-made and well loved character through artistic license.

And yes, Verbose, I did just break my “internet is fer lulz” rule.

SO WHAT, YA ANDROID?!

May 05, 2012 at 11:48AM EDT
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@badsitrep.
Hmmm.
That is true. Sort of like Pinkie Pie/Pinkamena Diane Pie
When I first got here, one of my first cases I took was to defend the use of flat haired Pinkie/Pinkamena as the one in “Cupcakes”. My case was that similar to Renaissance sculptors and painters who were tasked to make art of events for the past, though art from those eras were not common or even widely known about at that time. They relied on the standing armies of their time for battle scene inspirations. Therefore, anachoristic art started (such as paintings of Alexander the Great being similar to some Tuscan prince; Soldiers wearing armor made from steel and armed with swords that wouldn’t be used at that time)


both are supposed to represent the Carthaginian victory at the Trebia (218 B.C.)

Same thing here and with Pinkie/Pinkamena: people use the most commonly associated traits of the character in their depictions. Though “Cupcakes” came out before the flat-haird Pinkie episode, after that, when we though “insane and sadistic Pinkie”, we thought flat-hair, and it’s remained since. With Celestia, one can interpre her character, and soon everyone follows suit by defining her by that trait. As you said: troll, molester, goddess, or mother figure.
tl;dr: We associate a character by one trait, and soon, art comes out defining that one trait, and its been going on forever.

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May 05, 2012 at 11:58AM EDT
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Relevant to Bluelock but not pony related
I felt bad laughing at this.

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May 05, 2012 at 12:18PM EDT
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Tim the Enchanter wrote:

Relevant to Bluelock but not pony related
I felt bad laughing at this.

I feel some what relieved that not all things that is racist is caused by white people.
But let’s keep the subject relevant:

Oh I been playing a lot of Starcaft 2 lately!

May 05, 2012 at 01:00PM EDT
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@Disrespecting my sister:
She’s completely fine with it. Sure, she doesn’t like it that people think of her that way when they look at her, but other than that, she gets a good laugh at it. As for why Pyro seems so butthurt over it:
Celestia is kind of a surrogate mother for him. A mother figure to be cherished.
Now, how would you feel if people kept portraying your mother as a whore? I guarantee that you wouldn’t like it either.


Now, tell me what you think of when you see this:

May 05, 2012 at 01:03PM EDT

@Nightmare Moon
S&^% my pants at the pic.


Gotcha didn’t I? No, not really. It’s freaky though…

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May 05, 2012 at 01:04PM EDT
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@Molestia topic

I actually follow JJ’s askprincessmolestia blog. I don’t think it’s ever went full-R34, and it’s mostly just about making sex jokes. It has come pretty damn close to R34 on a few occasions, but it’s always for the sake of a joke rather than pornography. If anything, it seems JJ has toned it down a bit recently. It definitely isn’t the innocent style of humour you can expect from the show, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny. Also, you can’t deny that the art is really well done.

I’ve never understood how some members of the community can’t separate canon and fanon. For me, no matter how much fanon interpretations deviate from the canon personalities, I never get bothered or offended by it. It’s not like JJ depicting Celestia as a sex addict is having any influence on the show, so the character of Celestia isn’t tainted to me. A lot of people had the same kind of bother with Pinkie Pie after Cupcakes and that awesome ask-pinkamina blog [Warning: gore n’ stuff], as they couldn’t see Pinkie as the easy-going character she is because of a few messed up fanon interpretations. People often talk as if a character has been ruined by the fandom, when in reality, the character hasn’t been changed at all.

May 05, 2012 at 01:11PM EDT
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@Nightmare Moon

You gave me a big clear hint that to ever not hit on your waifu.

Warning received…

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May 05, 2012 at 01:14PM EDT
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@Nightmare Moon


@Algae (lul)

I agree. As a matter of fact, not only do I have no trouble separating fanon and canon, I embrace just about everything this fanon has to dish out, no matter how horrible. I understand that every fandom is a two-sided coin. You’re going to drive yourself out if you can’t accept things for what they are.

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May 05, 2012 at 01:49PM EDT

@Nightmare Moon

May 05, 2012 at 01:53PM EDT

Back Later wrote:

@Disrespecting my sister:
She’s completely fine with it. Sure, she doesn’t like it that people think of her that way when they look at her, but other than that, she gets a good laugh at it. As for why Pyro seems so butthurt over it:
Celestia is kind of a surrogate mother for him. A mother figure to be cherished.
Now, how would you feel if people kept portraying your mother as a whore? I guarantee that you wouldn’t like it either.


Now, tell me what you think of when you see this:

You look absolutely lovely. Yes!
Pinkie can feel the pain you may be going through, but all will become better, Pinkie is sure of it!

We all have our dark side! We can control it or not, it’s our choice. Yes!

May 05, 2012 at 02:05PM EDT
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@Pinkamena Diane Pie
Did you take that pony personality test? I think I found your results.

@Ric
I have not played SC2 in a while now, I might play some later today.

May 05, 2012 at 02:14PM EDT
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Can someone post me a link to the personality test? I haven’t played it yet…

May 05, 2012 at 02:51PM EDT

GIANTDAD wrote:

Can someone post me a link to the personality test? I haven’t played it yet…

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May 05, 2012 at 02:55PM EDT

Tim the Enchanter wrote:

@Pinkamena Diane Pie
Did you take that pony personality test? I think I found your results.

@Ric
I have not played SC2 in a while now, I might play some later today.

PINKIE IS NOT DOING SUCH THINGS! THEY WILL SURELY KNOW OF PINKIE’S INTENTIONS! YES!
ALSO:

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May 05, 2012 at 02:57PM EDT
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I did that a while ago.

Surprisingly, I was mostly a Fluttershy.

I was sad.


My new avatar makes me want to hug Pinkie…

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May 05, 2012 at 02:57PM EDT

Owens wrote:

I did that a while ago.

Surprisingly, I was mostly a Fluttershy.

I was sad.


My new avatar makes me want to hug Pinkie…


Or Pinkie will have you head!

May 05, 2012 at 03:00PM EDT
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NexStar wrote:

Pony Personality Test

Thanks ivan, ill let you guy’s know what results i get.

I just got my results and wierdly enough I’m….Applejack….This…Can’t be right.

Okay i think i’m gonna take the test again.

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May 05, 2012 at 03:01PM EDT

For those interested, here were my results:

Pretty accurate if I may say so myself.

May 05, 2012 at 03:19PM EDT
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After taking the test up again and being a bit more truthful it turns out I’m some sort of rainbow dash and a cross of rarity. But mostly rainbow dash.

Still….this doesn’t seem like me….Better take it one last time.

I took it again and…well….umm..i got rarity….I mean i can be a bit narrcicistic and Fashionable at some points but i feel like I’m more a fluttershy/pinkie pie….

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May 05, 2012 at 03:36PM EDT

Well, I did the test and got this

Kind of surprised, actually.

May 05, 2012 at 04:24PM EDT
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Haha i took the test again because of how bored i am waiting for BF3 to install:

I’m still alot like fluttershy but i’m also like applejack a bit
And i’m surprised i not also like pinkie

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May 05, 2012 at 04:30PM EDT
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It seems accurate enough, though I think I’m less like Applejack and more like Twilight.

May 05, 2012 at 06:07PM EDT

Post ALL the test results!

This seems fairly accurate. I love learning new things and I even admit I’m a bit flamboyant.

Oh? Did you hear that? I heard it’s random picture time.

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May 05, 2012 at 06:13PM EDT
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I’m actually a very nice person, just not as nice as Fluttershy I guess.

May 05, 2012 at 07:12PM EDT

I toke the test a LOOONG while ago, I am not taking again because it is to damn long IMO, lol.

So have a Bubble buddy!

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May 05, 2012 at 07:14PM EDT
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When you see it…

May 05, 2012 at 08:16PM EDT
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