Location: The Evergreen State
Joined Nov 01, 2011 at 08:31PM EDT
Wow, it’s been a really long time since I updated my wall.Overall I’d say I’m a pretty average netizen. I watch the occasional anime when I have time, my traditional favorites being Trigun, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Starblazers (Uchuu Senkan Yamato). Also, as you can tell by my avatar, I’m a fan of MLP (though I try my best to not be obnoxious about it), and western cartoons/animation in general.
As far as gaming goes, I see myself gravitate primarily towards the indie and retro circles, though of course I love the occasional triple AAA release. I like strategy games such as Dwarf Fortress and the Civilization series, most games that Valve makes, and really anything that looks fun. These days I mostly do my gaming through Steam, and if you want to friend me here’s my profile:
I’ve always been really interested in internet culture, I think it’s really fascinating to observe how things spread and mutate over time. That’s why I’ve loved KYM so much.
Within the MLP fandom, I enjoy all the fantastic fan content our artists create. I don’t watch as many videos or listen to as much music as I used to, but I still dabble in those. Primarily these days I’m into the art and fanfiction.
Speaking of fanfiction, my only real claim to fame in this fandom would be my story, I Wasn’t Prepared For This. It received a far better reaction than I ever could have hoped for. Still, things IRL have held me back from continuing it for a long time, though I hope to bring it out of hiatus very soon.
The brony fandom, where even our pr0n is well-drawn/written.
I mean, generally R34 content is the bottom of the barrel for any fandom, yet some bronies make it a goddamn art form. John Joseco, I’m looking at you.
Clearly, Evil is Sexy.
With all due respect to you, I’m not going to sugarcoat the following statement.
I hate that line of reasoning. I really, really do. Not only is it a huge generalization, it’s also super wrong anyway.
Not everyone was fine and dandy with Discord’s reformation, and a very substantial number of people remain, to this day, very opposed to Twilicorn and her debut episode.
The idea that the fandom “hates everything before it airs then embraces it once it does” is ridiculously stupid, and I can’t believe that so many people still espouse this idiotic sentiment.
STOP IT. PLEASE.
Well, that was rather unexpected.
Unexpected…. but very welcome.
Well, it’s pretty difficult to watch something that isn’t out yet.
Thus, my only option is to base my current expectations based upon personal experience and collected observations gathered from what little concrete information there is about this ‘spin-off’ thingy.
It has a high likelihood of not being good.
It could be good! There’s nothing definitive saying that it’ll be terrible!
But it’s pretty likely it’ll suck.
It does sound a lot like your average alt-universe fanfic.
The whole “alternate characters reminiscent of my friends” thing is actually something I’ve seen done really well in several Alt-Universe Human stories.
The official Equestria Girls will still never be as good as this, though:
You know, I just can’t seem to wrap my head around Mando becoming so damn popular with the show staff.
I mean, he’s a good musician, don’t get me wrong, but…. idk, I never really liked Mando that much to begin with (only his instrumental stuff ever captured my interest), and his complete overreaction during the ‘Mando Pedo’ incident just killed any good will I have for the guy.
@all the people complaining about the ‘furry’ character
Honestly? Are you guys serious?
So, 90% of cartoon characters since the dawn of time are all okay… but any modern anthro cartoon/comic character sickens you?
Time to grow up…
Gonna have to check this out sometime.
Well, that makes perfect sense for physical attacks, but some examples do indeed make no sense, such as beam weapons suddenly doing double damage without any more charge-up or anything.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Codex as well.
Back in Mass Effect One, my dad got to play the game first, but he let me watch him play and read the codex when he was taking a break. Both me and my dad are completionists, so we managed to complete the Codex together on his first run through.
Thus, I had read the entire Codex before ever actually playing the game myself.
Idk about this original prototype, but with a proper scan I bet many of the parts could be made from 3D printed material, cheap enough to actually make it profitable.
The engines, of course, would still be need to be bought (or, as mandrac said, adapted from salvaged stuff).
My problem with Twilicorn isn’t focused on whether Hasbro or the show’s writers decided to do it.
My problem is that it’s a bad idea. It’s a bad idea both from a canon perspective, and a more meta fanbase perspective.
Alicorn Princesses in MLP are very, very special characters. They’re powerful, occupy positions of authority, and all hints have pointed towards them having immortality (or at least, extremely long lifespans). By making Twilight one of them, they have to address these things, and no matter what there will be unfortunate implications involved.
If Twilight does become as special as her new title would dictate, how do the show writers properly justify her staying in Ponyville? Are they really going to keep her a librarian? The very notion of a super-powerful Princess working in a small town as a librarian is ridiculous, even for MLP.
But, if they don’t make her super special, so that her upgrade is largely superficial and doesn’t overtly affect her position in society, then what’s the goddamn point in the first place?!
Either way, the Twilicorn situation creates a broken base between audience members, where people for and against Alicorn Twilight continue to fight and argue about the integrity of the change until both sides have torn each other apart. Regardless of which side is right, the true problem lies in the fact that the controversy inherent in the issue has irreparably damaged the fandom’s relationship with itself.
That was amazing!
The creators of this win all the kudos.
These comics are considered, as far as I know, to be 100% canon.
And if they aren’t, they’ll be my headcanon anyways.
Reminds me of the fanfic Sunshine and Fire, in which canon-universe Twilight, Celestia, Luna, and Spike get transported into an alternate-universe where Celestia became Solare Flare 1,000 years ago, and won the ensuing battle.
The canon-universe characters find themselves dropped into a world where Luna is dead, the sun never sets, and Celestia reigns as an oppressive tyrant over the entire world.
Badass story, you should all read it.
I remember hearing about this project when they first announced some stuff for it last year.
When you think about it, generating funds and public interest through television is actually a pretty awesome idea.
Ah yes, Feeling Pinkie Keen.
I joined this fandom several months after the episode aired, so I didn’t find out that it sparked a lot of controversy until much later.
To this day, I still think it was a stupid debate.
That’s the worst kind.
Too much adorable.
Too much adorable.
This is a repost.
In fact, it looks like a poor-resolution jpeg copy of the original.
The compression is probably what made KYM’s server not recognize it.
Smoking Poison Joke must be an amazing trip.