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    Quote Originally Posted by Aotrs Commander View Post
    *sigh*

    Somepony better fetch a cleric for Forum Explorer's Con Drain...
    Don't worry, I got a few on speed dial.

    Quote Originally Posted by INoKnowNames View Post
    So, I'm conflicted with myself.

    I want to say that I find the idea that some of you were actually affected by the disconnect because you were without being hooked into part of the control-cluster somewhat amusing. Especially with the last thread's title, which hangs a beautiful lampshade over it all.

    And yet... I feel like a jerk for even thinking such thoughts. They're mean.

    ... and even worse, they're hypocritical. I was checking the playground enough that I ran out of data on my phone for a few days, hoping that it might be back up soon. Not only was I without my pbp games... but I sincerely found myself missing you guys, wondering what insanity was being hatched, or what bizarrely collegic conversations were being born, and the other silly shenanigans you all get into.

    It probably doesn't help that -this- is the first place I post in once the playground was reopened.

    ... this is the way evil truly works: getting you to -want- to give in, and making you -not- want to get out, despite leaving you the freedom to resist and leave at will.

    ... I'd be lying if I didn't respect it at least for it's effectiveness.

    In short... I'm not sure where I stand with the show, to be honest. With most content from this point on being entirely fanbased, I feel like I know pretty much all I need to about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, to able to have an unignorant thought point on it. I'm not even interested in the 3rd Season, since it seems like a safe bet that the overall formula of the show (being the adventures of 6 best friends and an interesting cast of characters living their lives and improving their relations with eachother) probably won't get shaken up by the Crystal Empire or what might come after it.

    But I do think ya'll are pretty cool dudes... and it does bring a smile to my face to be able to see what you're all up to.

    I wasn't sure if I'd stick along for the ride once I finished watching what's currently available... but I think I might now. If no one minds, anyway.

    ... oh **** all kinds of duck, I'm actually asking if I can stay. Am I in the transparent closet and having not even realised it?! ARE YOU STORING HEARTH'S WARMING EVE PRESENTS IN HERE!?!

    Woo, hugs for everyone!

    *Hugs the thread, including lich*

    *CON-drain'd*

    *collapses, twitching*

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    Stop saying "you guys". A sample quote:
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    Oh sheesh, the guy says he likes hanging out with us cool froods, and you jump on him over choice of words? Pffsh, it's just a running joke with Ino. Fair enough as a request if it's really bugging you, but ... timing!


    Quote Originally Posted by CrnivorousMeece View Post
    Okay I finally managed to get off the floor and stop my hysterical laughter long enough to post this. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to watch this for the fifth time.
    This is awesome. Everything is better if narrated by Batman, and the VA for Rarity in the first scene had me in hysterics already.

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    I don't see how summoning Crackle is anything but the ultimate success.
    This.
    Crackle is Best Dragon.

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    Interesting choice in using the body colour for the manes and tails.


    Oh man those are awesom -- ...

    ...

    ANGEL BUNNY?! ... Angel bunny is part of the swarm?

    Oh dear, we're in trouble. Something's come along and burst our bubble. ♫

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrnivorousMeece View Post
    Okay I finally managed to get off the floor and stop my hysterical laughter long enough to post this. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to watch this for the fifth time.
    Bender is best pony. Raven is best pony and narrator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrnivorousMeece View Post
    Okay I finally managed to get off the floor and stop my hysterical laughter long enough to post this. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to watch this for the fifth time.
    Oh, Lichemaster, that's priceless!

    (What were you saying last week about VAs from game and cartoon not meeting Soras...?)

    FemShep Spike is best Spike...!

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    Holdin' out for a Jennifer Hale pony meself...
    Princess Morbucks Dash.

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    Oh man those are awesom -- ...

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    ANGEL BUNNY?! ... Angel bunny is part of the swarm?

    Oh dear, we're in trouble. Something's come along and burst our bubble. ♫
    See, even the changeling himself didn't know! He's just. That. Good.
    "Yeah, I might have overreacted I suppose, shooting him, but it wasn't his spoon! I stole ammo, fine, but what was with the spoon?

    "...When did I get a spoon, anyway?" ~Gopher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aotrs Commander View Post
    Oh, Lichemaster, that's priceless!

    (What were you saying last week about VAs from game and cartoon not meeting Soras...?)

    FemShep Spike is best Spike...!



    Princess Morbucks Dash.

    Pony VA nirvana achived.
    Pretty much this.

    Oh, and I think this was linked a while ago but for anypony who hasn't seen it, here's a similar panel with many of the same people doing Star Wars from Emerald City Comicon.
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    You just highlandered an entire city block into a glass-filled storm by road-runnering down it in your underwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Explorer View Post
    I don't see how summoning Crackle is anything but the ultimate success.
    Hey, that's just what the filename was. Personally I think Trixie would be quite happy with such an awesome summon.

    "See? Trixie has summoned a dragon with a jewel-encrusted hide! You think YOU can do better? Trixie thinks not!"

    Quote Originally Posted by CrnivorousMeece View Post
    Okay I finally managed to get off the floor and stop my hysterical laughter long enough to post this. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to watch this for the fifth time.
    Oh, I watched that during the forum downtime! Yes it was awesome! My personal favourite part was Wesker as Snips. The Jedi narrator (forgot the character's name) was good too, and of course, The Great and Powerful Bender.

    Why were they all at Canterlot Gardens though? Are they all bronies? :D
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    Random thought: I've seen a comparison several times in fics of salt to alcohol for ponies. (See also, Salt Lick.)

    So does that make the ocean an entire sea of watered down beer?
    "Yeah, I might have overreacted I suppose, shooting him, but it wasn't his spoon! I stole ammo, fine, but what was with the spoon?

    "...When did I get a spoon, anyway?" ~Gopher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balmas View Post
    Random thought: I've seen a comparison several times in fics of salt to alcohol for ponies. (See also, Salt Lick.)

    So does that make the ocean an entire sea of watered down beer?
    No, but it explains the Seaponies.....vocal talents.
    Well, one time at Bard camp...
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    Oh Pokonic, never change. And never become my D.M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokonic View Post
    No, but it explains the Seaponies.....vocal talents.
    Hey, I like the seaponies' verbal talents!
    "Yeah, I might have overreacted I suppose, shooting him, but it wasn't his spoon! I stole ammo, fine, but what was with the spoon?

    "...When did I get a spoon, anyway?" ~Gopher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Oh, I watched that during the forum downtime! Yes it was awesome! My personal favourite part was Wesker as Snips. The Jedi narrator (forgot the character's name) was good too, and of course, The Great and Powerful Bender.

    Why were they all at Canterlot Gardens though? Are they all bronies? :D
    That was wonderful.

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    Glad the forums are back up.

    Seems they're running Cloudfire now, that should speed things up a little.
    Thanks to Ceika for the avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus25 View Post
    Glad the forums are back up.

    Seems they're running Cloudfire now, that should speed things up a little.
    Meh I've already had a "server too busy" message. Not the one of the infamous 500/503 while posting ones but one where you can't see the board.

    So... we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokonic View Post
    Okay, a request:

    Stop saying "you guys".

    Please, there is no need to seperate "ponythreaders" from "playgrounders".
    I see what you mean there; though I wasn't trying to seperarte ya'll from the playground or anything. At least not intentionally, and certainly not maliciously. All of my groups sorta live in vacuums from eachother, with different mindsets and focuses based on which group is being interracted with and the interests of said groups. Things get interesting/fun/scary when people in some groups end up being in parts of other groups.

    This isn't too odd, is it? It's sorta like this in real life, too: I've got nuclear family, extended family, church friends, old school friends, new schol friends, coworkers, gym members, and so on, rather than just one big list of people. And each group gets treated differently, depending on my placement in said group, as well as the atmosphere of everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokonic View Post
    Asking if "you can stay" is just the sort of needless boundry-creation that is generaly rude everywhere.
    ... I'm sorry... I wasn't trying to be offensive or anything. It's just been conditioning that assuming closeness ends up not going very well... And assuming being naturally welcome is kinda arrogant and rude...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokonic View Post
    But, for all that is good and just, stop making it out as if your in some sort of bubble that the rest of the thread is not inside,
    ... I'm sorry... it's just always worked out better that way...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokonic View Post
    and simply accept that, in general, this forum is a rather nice place as a whole,
    I do! It is. 's why I missed it so much... actually maxed my phone's data limit hoping to check on things while away from computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokonic View Post
    and setting oneself up as watching a group of forumites from a two-way window like some sort of vaugly amused vacationer watching "those ponythreaders and there strange and wonderful ways" is pointless and rather rude.
    ... I'm sorry....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kd7sov View Post
    For the record, Ino? I would appreciate it if you would refrain from comparing MLP, or Ponythread, or bronies, or indeed the vast majority of other groups and things, to evil. In jest or not.
    ... okay... I'm sorry...

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    I agree with Pokonic, you're on giantitp, you don't need special permission to post in this thread.
    I know... it's just... i dunno... I wanted to try to be respectful for once... that and I just really missed you guys...

    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Explorer View Post
    Of course you can stay.
    Yay.

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    EDIT: After thinking about it, I realise that I don't really agree that it's rude. However I do think that Ido has been here long enough that he can be considered "one of us"


    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Anyway, more pictures, since that's all I really do around here.

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    ... you guys have probably already been over this, but does anyone else realise the Changelings are like Succubi?

    Flight enabled monsters that feed off of love, capable of manipulating other people's minds and transforming themselves to aid in their nefarious schemes?

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    Her ...hand... looks weird.

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    Don't worry, I got a few on speed dial.

    Woo, hugs for everyone!

    *Hugs the thread, including lich*

    *CON-drain'd*

    *collapses, twitching*
    I can imagine this in gif form: someone running into something and getting zapped off, then getting up to do it again over and over and over...

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    Oh sheesh, the guy says he likes hanging out with us cool froods, and you jump on him over choice of words? Pffsh, it's just a running joke with Ino. Fair enough as a request if it's really bugging you, but ... timing!
    I've been offensive a lot before... I actually wanted to address such things that occured before the playground got closed, but after it, and with it being so long, it'd have been odd to try to dredge up such oldities... so I just wanted to try to do better from here on... and if I promptly fail, then I should be told so, so I can try to improve...

    Still, thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Oh, I watched that during the forum downtime! Yes it was awesome! My personal favourite part was Wesker as Snips.
    ... Albert "Complete. Global. Saturation." Wesker? *rewatches*

    .... :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    The Jedi narrator (forgot the character's name) was good too, and of course, The Great and Powerful Bender.
    How do people stay perfectly in character when crossing roles and voices like that? Did they record this live, or was it just something special they decided to cook up and present there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diego Havoc View Post
    Why were they all at Canterlot Gardens though? Are they all bronies? :D
    ... I knew I should have considered going to the tournament more if I could have ran into -Wesker-... AND -Bender-... gah, I'm still kicking myself over it. I wonder when their next event is...

    Edit: Did I hear -AXEL-!?! I freaking missed -AXEL-!?! Gah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Poor Tara strong, having to narrate as raven. She was probably horse for days after that. yes, I intended that pun
    It actually took me a bit to get that.

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    Glad the forums are back up.

    Seems they're running Cloudfire now, that should speed things up a little.
    What's Cloudfire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by INoKnowNames View Post
    I know... it's just... i dunno... I wanted to try to be respectful for once... that and I just really missed you guys...
    Well, we missed you too. But you don't need to be respectful in that way because you're already here and part of the discussion and community. Whatever "community" means in this wacky new-age context.


    What's Cloudfire?
    Unless I'm mistaken, it's Cloudflare (Maximus' typo, not yours) and they've been running it for a little while, specifically since the June 27th update saying that they were switching to a content delivery network, which is what Cloudflare is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Well, we missed you too. But you don't need to be respectful in that way because you're already here and part of the discussion and community. Whatever "community" means in this wacky new-age context.
    I find people being overly concerned about being respectful is something of a major problem in and of itself. Good discussion doesn't happen if your afraid to tap the occaisonal fetlock or knock horns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soras Teva Gee View Post
    I find people being overly concerned about being respectful is something of a major problem in and of itself. Good discussion doesn't happen if your afraid to tap the occaisonal fetlock or knock horns.
    i agree. that's why the best discussion are had with your best friend. there's a confidence that neither is going to willfully harm the other, and accidents are always forgivable ^,^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Well, we missed you too. But you don't need to be respectful in that way because you're already here and part of the discussion and community. Whatever "community" means in this wacky new-age context.
    .... it "means" a lot to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Unless I'm mistaken, it's Cloudflare (Maximus' typo, not yours) and they've been running it for a little while, specifically since the June 27th update saying that they were switching to a content delivery network, which is what Cloudflare is.
    This is just skirting the edge of techno-babble for me. I was actually thinking that sounds like a horse name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soras Teva Gee View Post
    I find people being overly concerned about being respectful is something of a major problem in and of itself. Good discussion doesn't happen if your afraid to tap the occaisonal fetlock or knock horns.
    I agree with being willing to get your hands dirty when getting into deep discusson, but still...

    Also, what's a fetlock?

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    Tea.... oh ****, I just realised I haven't worked at all on my research papers that I need to have updated soon. I feel your pain...

    Additional random question: What's with the Trollestia / Molestia monkier? I've been meaning to ask about that; I never really understood it. Celestia's got a bit of an impish side to her, but the whole "Send Everyone to the Moon" thing I never really understood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thubby View Post
    i agree. that's why the best discussion are had with your best friend. there's a confidence that neither is going to willfully harm the other, and accidents are always forgivable ^,^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    Break a leg! Then you get a weeks extension :P
    Does it have to be someone else's leg, or can it be your own?

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    Does it have to be someone else's leg, or can it be your own?
    I'm a flexible person, surprise me! I'll let you choose the dark alley :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    I'm a flexible person, surprise me! I'll let you choose the dark alley :)
    Sounds like a good time for all involved...

    Unfortunately though, I gotta go to sleep soon so I can wake up for work in about 3 hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by INoKnowNames View Post
    Also, what's a fetlock?
    fetlock n. (\ˈfet-ˌlšk\)
    1) a: a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse or similar animal
    b: the tuft of hair itself
    2) the joint of the limb at the fetlock

    So basically, the top of the hoof and/or the hair that grows there.

    Additional random question: What's with the Trollestia / Molestia monkier? I've been meaning to ask about that; I never really understood it. Celestia's got a bit of an impish side to her, but the whole "Send Everyone to the Moon" thing I never really understood.
    Short answer: People are silly.

    Long answer: Someone decided it would be funny to pretend to believe Celestia was prone to internet-troll behavior, and it spread. Someone else decided it would be funny to pretend to believe Celestia was prone to... unwelcome advances, let's say, and it spread.

    The "Iron Hoof" mentioned in the intro-spoiler in the first post is a related idea. I'm not actually sure why it's still there, I don't think it's come up in the last couple score of threads. (The premise thereof, as I understand it, is that Celestia rules with an iron hoof and what we see in the show is either propaganda or ponies desperately trying not to get on her bad side.)
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    Short answer: People are silly.
    Also, because it makes for great screenshot fodder.

    Well, one time at Bard camp...
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    There are a couple points that have lent it life. Some of these may seem sort of strawmanny, and I apologize if I misrepresent someponies views.

    1. There are three types of pony. They all live in a variety of cities and towns, but of the two we have seen devoted to one type (Cloudsdale and Canterlot), the second of them also happens to be the capital. If the Princesses (who are called unicorns in the show) are ruling all three types, why is their capital the base of unicorn power?

    2. The whole "I don't turn ponies into stone" concept was construed by some watchers as Celestia turning ponies into stone (because Discord is considered by some not to be a pony, and the comment thus not self referential).

    3. She sent her sister to the moon for 1,000 years for not lowering the moon. Some watchers don't believe that the planet would become lifeless without the sun, and so believe that it was a drastic and rather heartless overreaction.

    4. Celestia always plays the part of the monarch, never revealing her own emotions or beliefs but judging and controlling other ponies. While this can be a very dangerous trait, it can also be beneficial by separating personal from professional priorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    There are a couple points that have lent it life. Some of these may seem sort of strawmanny, and I apologize if I misrepresent someponies views.

    1. There are three types of pony. They all live in a variety of cities and towns, but of the two we have seen devoted to one type (Cloudsdale and Canterlot), the second of them also happens to be the capital. If the Princesses (who are called unicorns in the show) are ruling all three types, why is their capital the base of unicorn power?
    Canterlot has Earth ponies in addition to unicorns, maybe not as evenly mixed as Ponyville but definitely there. I think the only Pegasi we've seen outside of the Guard or Wonderbolts is Wildfire... but they DO have their own exclusive town.

    3. She sent her sister to the moon for 1,000 years for not lowering the moon. Some watchers don't believe that the planet would become lifeless without the sun, and so believe that it was a drastic and rather heartless overreaction.
    I don't think the ponythread argument over the climate was ever to be confused with eternal night being a good thing, just that the evil would be more direct tryanny then just slowly starving everypony to death. Its noted by Word of Faust that simply not lowering the moon would not have been the only thing NMM would have inflicted.

    Also people fondly imagine that Luna was somehow awake the whole time with nothing to do or whatever thus making it some "horrible thing" or whatever... despite being clearly merged with the moon and Word of Faust noting Luna was basically asleep the whole time.

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    Since we have a Celestia discussion going on what's everybody's headcannon on her degree of governmental power?

    On one end of the spectrum she and Luna are absolute rulers whose word is law and decrees absolute. At the other end their titles are mostly ceremonial and the bulk of actual government is done by mortal ponies. Most of Celestia's influence comes from being so beloved by the common pony that being seen disrespecting her or flagrantly ignoring her advice would be tantamount to political suicide.

    Personally I think they have something like a constitutional monarchy with division of powers and checks and balances. With Celestia and Luna acting as the Executive branch while an assembly of mortal ponies is the Legislative branch.

    If you're wondering I have asked this question before. But it was what, 20 threads ago? So I think another go is fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spamotron View Post
    Since we have a Celestia discussion going on what's everybody's headcannon on her degree of governmental power?
    Until there's support otherwise a principality under an absolute monarch. Presumably Luna holding similar authority.

    We also know she is not purely ceremonial since we've heard of her ordering the guards and she evidently also went to.... Phillydelphia IIRC... to deal with their Parasprite crisis.

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