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Hi. For the first time I'm doing a blog entry NOT related to MLP, but it still involves my feelings personally speaking somehow.
Let's start with a premise: as a gamer (mostly retro, pretty much completely dropped modern since the change of direction and the definitive death of Nintendo to me) I don't support emulation, all the games I possess are 100% bought in phisical or digital version (save for exceptions, I play retro ones with the latter thanks to the Wii U's virtual console)..... eeexcept for Rare's games from its golden age.
As many people know, after the N64 era, Rare was bought by Microsoft, which.... slowly killed, and its franchises are now Microsoft's property, with no chances to play their old games on Nintendo systems nowadays (the only games from Rare I possess legally are the Donkey KONG games which are all available on the Wii U Virtual console.... and Yooka Laylee, which while developed by Playtonic games, that developer is composed by the former Rare employes after they left it since Microsoft didn't let them doing a decent job, so I consider it a Rare game on every aspect). I really really really love Rare's games from its golden age, but I don't want to spend almost 400 euros for the One just to buy the Rare Replay with the full conscience I woudln't play anything else on it. So for those and JUST for those I use emulators..... should I feel ashamed for that? Or there is nothing wrong in doing just what I feel it is better for me?
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EqE cast characters:
Shining Armour (retired)
Neuro and Lon
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*Disclaimer: While this blog is me stating why I think you should not buy this game, it is your money so feel free to do whatever. I can't stop you.So Call of Duty WWII has been revealed to the public to apparent positive reception in initial impressions. The like to dislike ratio in the trailer is actually positive, which compared to last year's Infinite Warfare, that means something, I guess.The thing is, I am not impressed. While the trailer to me was simply okay, nothing mind blowing, the actual game itself is something I highly recommend that any of you considering purchasing it to not do so, especially not just based on the trailer. A picture only says a few words and the underlying problems are far worse than any scenery change could solve.First off and this is a bit more of a nitpick but I do want to point it out: The name. For years, people have been clamoring to 'go back to WW2!' and so Activision does. How do they make sure everyone knows that it is back to that? Why, by literally calling the game 'WWII'. Creative subtitle, no thought put into it, just putting WWII to make sure the market knows exactly what it is. This would be like if Uncharted 2 Among Thieves was instead called 'Uncharted 2 Drake Jumps and Shoots'. This extreme blandness and being so on the nose about it is a clear indicator that Activision is just going for a 'market', not a good product. Even Battlefield 1's name is less generic.Secondly, also over the past few years, everyone has been saying 'go back to the roots of the franchise!' Will that actually fix anything though? Also, by 'roots of the franchise', what do they mean? It is now being used as a clear selling point of this new game, so a clear definition would be nice. Oh, do they mean WW2 because that is where the franchise started? Because if we look back at the old games, like Call of Duty 2 for example, I don't remember that game having idiotic killstreaks, a $50 season pass, expensive supply drops and terrible cosmetic DLC out the ass, nor do I remember a tacked on zombies mode. So to go back to the roots, would be get rid of all of this and we know Activision and even some fans wouldn't want that. Greed goes a long way. Or do they mean 'foot on the ground' gameplay finally? Well, didn't Modern Warfare Remastered do that? Speaking of that...Third, Modern Warfare Remastered. It went 'back to the roots', right? It had the standard COD gameplay, which is apparently all anyone wants, so it should be the perfect game, right? The thing is, it was TRASH. Seriously, MWR is one of the worst multiplayer experiences that I have ever played and the campaign was just average to me. The balance in the multi was out the window, supply drops were at the forefront (which WERE NOT IN THE ORIGINAL GAME), quickscoping was basically encouraged and the maps were horrendous. So simply going back to the 'roots' of this franchise won't actually fix anything.Fourth and this might be the biggest one, GREED. Seriously. Everyone has been going on and on, bitching and moaning about 'the futuristic settings' and 'mecha soldiers' of the past few games and they have been pleading for something more standard. The thing is, the 'setting' is not the damn problem with this series. The problems are far worse than that, yet they apparently are never seen by the COD faithful. Activision's GREED is the disease corroding the franchise. We get a new game every damn year, with each game having a $50 season pass, supply drops microtransactions where the game is fine tuned to make you buy, P2P servers with server problems like crazy, unbalanced weapons because no care was put into it, half second kill times, overpowered killstreaks, terrible maps, these are all things that have been killing this series for years now, and a simple change of scenery will not do a damn thing. I have seeing comments like 'YAY! WW2! Finally I am excited for a COD game!' Why? It will be the same problem-riddled experience, just in WW2. I have also seen comments like 'I hope there will not be supply drops.'. Wake up. There WILL be supply drops. There will be countless amounts of pointless DLC. There will be greed throughout this game. Activision is the overseer of these games, they decide what goes where. The developers, Sledghehammer Games in this case, are simply puppets that Activision pulls all the strings on. They have no real say-so on what goes where, Activision is the one that has the ultimate power here and they WILL make sure there are micro-transactions and horrible practices. Each game in the series for the past several years has suffered from this. A scenery change will not prevent this and people need to realize this now. Oh yeah, people...Fifth, THE CONSUMER. This is both a reason not to buy this game and also another reason why this series is so f*cked up now. Activision is clearly a massive part of the problem, but it is the gaming community that is the second largest issue. This shit keeps happening because people are buying it, every single year. They buy it, then complain about how terrible it is afterwards only to buy the next one. They also buy the map packs each year and the supply drops, showing Activision that people are dumb enough to fall for it all, so they will keep doing it. Vote with your damn wallet and the series might improve. Or not, nobody actually listens to that idea.Like I said at the start, I cannot stop you from buying the game, so by all means if you really want to, then go for it, but I urge you to at least WAIT a bit and try not to pre-order just because of the 2 minute trailer that barely tells us anything. Wait until you know more, though in the end the game will end up like all of the others in the series, an absolute mess driven by greed, not passion. And if this game sells well, or even if it doesn't somehow, Activision will be sure to exploit WW2 for a few years at least. This is obvious. I can see all of this from 1,000 miles away yet the COD fanbase sees nothing.
The fun fun fun continues with the sixth episode of Samurai Ashi… I mean, Samurai Jack Season 5. While Ashi tracks Jack’s journey, a villain unexpectedly returns, on a journey of his own. Will the villain’s dastardly plan succeed? Will Ashi find Jack before he does something irreversible? Isn’t it weird how the word “irreversible” is itself irreversible? (Well, not if you want it to make sense anyway…) Questions, questions! And the answers lie below, so let’s leap right in…
We rejoin a concerned Ashi riding on an airship. She is attacked by two large hooded creatures who have heard her asking about Jack’s whereabouts. She dodges them and tells them she is trying to find Jack to help him. They reveal themselves as two of the Woolies – a race that Jack saved in the previous seasons. We get a flashback to the relevant event. (Get used to that happening in this episode.) A staff member of the airship tells Ashi that Jack got off in this area, and she immediately leaps out of the airship. She uses her sickle-onna-chain to slow her descent into a forest and continues on her journey.
Back in the destroyed village from the first episode of Season 5, what is left of Scaramouch reactivates and rejoices in being alive, baby… despite being just a head and neck, which reduces him to moving around at the pace that a bunny hops. Or perhaps the pace that a fox trots.
With his phone destroyed, he shoulders the burden of giving Aku the news about Jack’s loss of his sword in person, and legs it, since he has some news he needs to get off his chest. You’ve got to hand it to him for being resolute, folks! You wouldn’t think he had the stomach for it! He’s not totally ‘armless yet! Okay, I’ll stop now. For every body’s sake.
Ashi sees a group of Akubots riddled with arrows on the retreat. The archers responsible for the robot rout confront her and ask if she is a friend or foe of Jack’s. When she says she is the former, they lead her to their village complete with giant Jack statue and relate their tale (by flashback, natch). They were tricked by Aku (slight “retcon” there, I’ll come back to it) into gaining superlative skill at the cost of being enslaved to protect a magic Wishing Well. Jack defeated them and destroyed the Well instead of wishing for passage home, and thus freed them. However, they haven’t seen him recently, so she continues on.
Scaramouch finds a port, and tries to board a ship. He is stopped by a bouncer (oh, the irony!), who won’t let him on because he’s just a head, and when he boasts about being Aku’s favourite bounty hunter / assassin, is pointed to a sign that lists him as #3. He finally gets on board by bribing a guy with a shrunken head into letting him use his body. Once they part ways, Scarrie opines that the guy looks kind of like a talking penis… Yes, he uses the actual word “penis”. We’ll come back to that, too.
Back to Ashi, who hears rave music and travels down to Funky town. When she asks a party-goer if a Samurai came this way, a spotlight shines down on her. The DJ (who is YARC - Yet Another Returning Character) asks the obligatory “Friend or Foe” question, and then plays a tribute track to Jack, telling how, well, just guess… Yup, you got it in one… how Jack saved them once. They all dance the Jack Dance and make S shapes with their fingers, before sending Ashi to the next checkpoint.
Said checkpoint is a clear water spring with a waterfall and pool and all. Ashi remembers a particular childhood ceremony, where was dumped naked into a bunch of presumably not entirely mundane coals, thus creating her catsuit by burning it directly onto her skin! She enters the pool and uses a rock to scrape the catsuit away. Since this leaves her naked, she creates a dress using the plant life around her to replace it.
Scarrie is enjoying his cruise, albeit with a few bumps along the way, but he manages to locate a phone and get through to Aku. Before he can spill the beans re Swordless Jack, though, he gets into an argument with some dogmen about the noise they are making, and is thrown overboard. Aku hangs up, never realizing how close he came to getting the information he needed to hunt down and destroy Jack once and for all. Huzzah! Good going, Scaradouche! You see, Lone Star, Good will always triumph, because Evil is dumb! Or something like that.
Ashi finds a bar where she meets Da Samurai (YARC), who is now the bartender, and has been for many years. She hears how Jack defeated many of the bar patrons in the past, and even taught Da Samurai what it really means to be a samurai. The group is also graced by a cameo from Demongo the Soul Collector (YARC). Leaving the bar, she runs into a shadowy figure who directs her towards Jack (YARC?). She finds him sitting in a graveyard with a bare blade in front of him. The Apparition, who is finally officially named as the Omen in the credits, appears and floats over to her, telling her she can witness, but not interfere. When she asks what she is to witness, Omen responds “the end.” The Omen then tells Jack he has been dishonoured by his failures, and he must therefore commit seppuku.
Ashi tries to get through to Jack as he prepares to disembowel himself, and the Omen fights with her. Overmatched by the spirit in strength, but agile enough to evade his attacks, Ashi continues to remind Jack of all the people he has helped over the years, and the lives he has saved (including hers.) Nothing seems to help, and the Omen declares “No more words!” but Ashi finally reveals to Jack that the children he thought he had helped kill are still alive. This breaks Jack out of his suicidal depression and he quickly puts paid to the Omen.
Jack compliments Ashi’s new look, and thanks her for her help. She asks “What now?” and Jack replies, “It's time to find my sword.” Aww, snap! Looks like Aku had better… WATCH OUT!
Thoughts on the Episode
Let’s first deal with the ever-classy Scaramouch, and the “penis” line. Umm… yeah… for the record, I did NOT expect that sort of line in Samurai Jack. Ever. I kind of had to stop the video for a minute after that and simply... marvel. By the way, how does a robot even have the context for that sort of comment? All he should have down there is plastic underpants and a trademark! (I will wuvs you forever if you can tell me where that reference originates! )
He got very close to ruining things for Jack, but luckily, his cocky attitude (heh) got him in enough trouble that he wasn’t able to get the message across to Aku, so sighs of relief all around. "Evil will oft evil mars", indeed. If he had just been polite to those he encountered, he would have succeeded and that would probably have been curtains for Jack before he could get his sword back.
Speaking of the sword, I’m glad that Jack is finally back on track as far as defeating Aku once and for all goes. While my suggestion that Ashi might have to sacrifice herself to bring Jack back to the land of the living was incorrect, (although she did risk being killed by the Omen, so give me half points, okay?) she might still have to do so to retrieve the sword. I hope not, though; killing her off after she finally came over to the Light side would be pretty cruel. Blood, eyebeams of death and mentions of male reproductive anatomy aside, I don’t think Season 5 is going to go that dark.
Next, as I contemplate Ashi, there’s that whole thing with the origin of her form-fitting catsuit. It appears to be less a garment and more, well, wearable charcoal. This reveal pretty much means the Daughters have in fact been wearing little more than black body paint this entire time, which is just odd to contemplate. I mean, freedom of movement I can see as being an advantage, but what about modesty, huh? They aren’t Doctor Manhattan, with his "withdrawing from humanity" excuse, is all I’m saying. Plus the logistics of it all… how do the Daughters go to the bathroom or deal with menstruation or any of that? On second thought, maybe it doesn’t need to be thought about too much.
I like Ashi's new look, particularly the Expository Hairstyle Change. It makes her look even more Asian, which brings me to a Wild Mass Guess: could Jack, somehow, be the FATHER of the Daughters of Aku? I admit it’s unlikely that the High Priestess was impregnated by Jack, given the whole “we have to kill the Samurai” deal, but it would certainly put an ironic spin on Ashi’s quest to kill him and subsequent conversion to being his ally. Then again, "[50 - Ashi's Age + nine months] years of no progress" + young man's body = rather big need for stress relief... intriguing... It's probably just my imagination running wild again, but time will tell.
Ashi’s journey is a textbook example of a Continuity Cavalcade, with many appearances from characters featured in episodes from previous seasons or YARCs, as I decided to call them. It fulfills two purposes… it expands the knowledge of newcomers to the series and serves as a nostalgia buffet for fans like me. Best of all, because of the first point, it’s not actually fan service! Slice of Life, take note! Again, I note the distinct lack of the Guardian, but there are still four episodes to go, so plenty of time for him to reappear. Perhaps once Jack actually defeats Aku, he will age a bit (not the full 50 years, but a decade at least) and his appearance will become more like it was shown in the relevant episode, and we'll have a final Jack / Guardian showdown. Or maybe that’s all going to be retconned. Again, not much to do about it but wait and see. Genndy Tartakovsky, don't fail me now!
Speaking of retcons, the archers mention that they found out after the fact that Aku was the one who cursed them. If I remember the episode in question correctly, the Well was a Jerkass Genie that had nothing to do with Aku: it granted wishes, but always in some kind of twisted, monkey’s-paw-esque way. The archers wished for unbeatable skill with their bows, which they were given... in return for becoming mindless slaves conscripted into protecting the Well. Jack decided he couldn’t risk his wish to return to his own time being corrupted in the same way, and therefore destroyed the Well instead. This episode says it was Aku’s doing all along… which I find somewhat unsatisfying. It’s not like Aku is the ONLY evil being in existence, and having it all bad stuff somehow trace back to him seems unnecessarily trite and simply bad writing, in the final analysis. Oh, Well. (Heh.)
A quick word on the Jack Track; I blame that on Tara “Twilight Sparkle” Strong, as she provides the voice of Ashi. I guess she can’t appear in any series where there isn’t at least one musical interlude. In seriousness, though, I used the word “blame”, but the song isn’t that bad, and to see Ashi just having fun dancing for once was very heartwarming. Plus lots of hot swaying bods to look at.
This episode again had no HalluciJack. Maybe the Omen and HalluiJack were connected in some way, so once the Omen had Jack ready to commit seppuku, HJ was no longer necessary. Maybe we’ll never know, but some clarity there would be appreciated. (Yes, I know I’ve implied in the past that “mystery is good”, but I want this particular thing explained, dammit! So sue me.)
Again, this was a good episode, niggles aside. Plenty of call backs, more Scaramouchy goodness (as it were), Ashi getting a new outfit to mirror her change of heart, and best of all, Jack’s finally got his game face on, and is determined to find his sword, defeat Aku and get back, back to the past! And Sunny Fox will be with him each step of the way!
Until the next episode airs, feel free to make your mark below, tell me what you think, and don’t forget to always stay, as they say, sunny side up!
PS – I guess I should get around to reviewing Season 7 of MLP at some point… I'll keep you updated, y'all. Mwah!
What do you see here? Is it the work of a madman? Plants in cups? Nature taking every opportunity it can to grow?
I'll tell you what I see. I see great red tomatoes, grand green bell peppers, banana peppers, and jalapenos. I see salsa!
And it's coming. Very soon now, very soon indeed!
what i really enjoy about Rarity art and art in general is that when i see young or beginning artists put the effort and passion in their craft, it is truly something so special and pure, and for me that is something i value in visual art, it is the passion and that something that tells me that they tried that really hits the spot for me, they may not be very good pieces by technical measures, but i dont think that really matters as i think the thought behind the whole thing is the key and the most important thing when you are doing art in general.
what i've also observed that for me the younger artists are more free with their presentation and arent suppressed by limits like how something should be presented for example, i've gone through this myself and it is tough for me to sometimes really break the boundaries and be free with my art again.
It wasnt always this way at first when i started browsing the art of Rarity and ponies I was only looking the art on the surface and i was far more critical, but as i watched more and more art and interacted with the artists i could really start seeing the art beyond the surface and it really started speaking to me on another level
Just posted a new video, one that I hope to be the start of a series! In these videos I'll be taking a look at and making some jokes about the new episodes of MLP(and maybe at some point some of the old ones!) Check it out
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I would like people to please review this blog that I have made and it's contents.
The content is political. I would like to get honest feedback, what you think, disagreements or agreements. Just be honest.
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Star Versus the Forces of Evil
There are some cartoons that are a cut above the rest, and some are a whole narwhal blast above them. As you can tell, I believe that this cartoon is definitely spectacular and among the best of all time. Everything, the characters, the plot, and the humor, make the show a complete standout among many others. That's obviously in a good way.
Characters: The characters of the show are something else entirely. It’s difficult to find a character not to like, (*cough cough* Brittney Wong *cough cough*), but otherwise, I stand by this. Most all characters have some relatable element to them and are crafted very well. I say the word crafted because some of the characters are so well designed, we might as well call them art. For example, Star is adorable, somewhat rebellious, absurdly optimistic and, well… fun! Being basically the equivalent of a pubescent girl with magical powers, the personality fits absolutely perfectly. If I could find a flawed character, it would have to be Pony Head. Her jealousy disgusts me at times…
Plot: The cartoon centers around a girl (14 years old, canonically?) from another dimension, on presumably a similar planet (They grow CORN… I mean a LOT of corn. I think it’s supposed to be a mockery of our society, which would be pretty funny if it were the case) in a monarchial country known as Mewni. She’s the princess of this monarchy and was sent to a dimension similar to our own (with a few historical differences, though not obvious ones) to practice magic in a place where it would risk less. Of course, this magic is unknown to the “Earth” dimension, but does exist and is used several times throughout the show. Now, a monster named Ludo is trying to steal her wand (magic wand?) so he can become powerful. The show presumes after this point, and no spoilers from here.
Humor: If it weren’t clear, this show’s way of making me laugh is extremely effective. I love the constant usage of irony to evoke a laugh. For example, in one episode, a Demon Prince gets really mad and is calmed down by petting an adorable little white bunny. This show uses the tactic constantly to great effect. Of course, it also does some slapstick which is not on the level of the legendary Ed, Edd, and Eddy, but it’s still really funny because it’s usually handled extraordinarily well. To be honest this show could make anyone laugh at least once every episode (even the bad ones of the bunch have their moments!).
In conclusion, I will say that if you can handle the occasional pandering to the targeted audience (younger teenage girls), you will absolutely ADORE this cartoon. Even if you do mind the pandering (I personally don’t), I don’t think it will hurt to watch a few episodes anyways. I think the likelihood is that you will still like it, and probably end up watching an entire season instead, if not become a fan of the show and tune in for the third season premiering in the summer, presumably mid-late July if it follows it's release patterns.
Imagine that you are sitting down in a public space. People are coming and going, minding their own business. They're paying little attention to you, kept up in their own thoughts.
Then, as if on cue, they begin moving faster, as if it's a movie and the fast-forward button was just pushed. Pretty soon they're zipping around you, moving in every which way. They're so caught up in their lives that they don't hesitate to move exactly where they're heading. The only person who isn't moving as fast as they are is...you. You just sit there, in that seat, watching everyone move around you in a flurry of motion. They can't see or hear you...you're just stuck there, watching everyone move about in their own lives.
You keep watching them until you realize...you've seen this all before. This is a video that has been replaying in your mind every single day. You can't escape it; it is the reality that you have lived in for the past several months. The people you see in this video - they are your friends, your family, your co-workers, your peers, your associates. They are brushing by you all the time, yet they are completely oblivious to your own mental chatter, your own thoughts and emotions that constantly prod your conscience.
You want to reach out to one of them, ask them how their day is going and what they've been up to lately. But as you try to, something else draws you away. You slowly realize that the reality you live in and the reality they live in are not the same. They are going about their own casual life, sprinkled with pleasures and day-to-day duties, while you are being mugged by feelings of insecurity, unworthiness, and despondency. It is as if some creature has come up from the ground, has snatched you, and is dragging you back down into the earth with it while no one bats an eye. You're sinking low into the earth, but you might as well not be to everyone else.
"But wait a second," you say to yourself. "Maybe people do care. What if they're willing to help but just aren't aware of my problem?"
Don't even bother them, says another voice. They don't want to help. No one cares about your stupid problems.
And so you go on, living the nightmare. You convince yourself you're worth no one's time, and slowly find yourself isolated from everyone you once conversed with. Withdrawn into the world of your own, the only reality that really seems to exist. Eye contact becomes too much of a bother. Small talk is too infuriating for you to carry on for long, so you try to avoid it the best you can.
All the while, your thoughts keep returning to your current state of misery. Out of the 50,000 thoughts you have every day, 50% are about how different your reality is from everyone's else's...how isolated and alone you've become. Your mind is filled with white noise day in and day out. You zone out all the time, constantly snapping back to "reality" everyone else seems to be living in...and then retreat back your own, the one that has its firm grip around you.
It's like there's a party happening, but instead of being in the room everyone else is in, you're trapped underneath the glass floor, looking up at everyone else above. Or you're a fish in a river that finds that he can't move anymore, and can do nothing except watch the fish around him swim by effortlessly. It's a deep, dark hole of despair that leaves you stranded from anything you once found comfort in. A void of emptiness, with plenty of room for negative emotions to thrive in.
Maybe one of these days when you're sitting there gloomily watching this video of people whizzing by...one of the people actually notice you and come sit next to you. You're skeptical of them at first, but as they talk with you, you find yourself beginning to trust them. After a few weeks, when you finally think you've found someone you can actually share your thoughts and trust with, they get up and just leave. Nothing more - they just abandon you. You feel as if a dagger has just been thrust into your heart...and vow never to trust anyone ever again. Resentment has come along and made you its own, and you find yourself welcoming anger and bitterness into your daily life, resenting every speeding passerby but secretly wishing one would know what you're going through and could offer some assistance.
Days, weeks, and months just all blur together. They all become the same - time doesn't matter anymore. How can you care if all you can focus on is this white noise that keeps echoing through your brain? Holidays zoom by...future dreams and prospects become mere dreams that you force yourself to not think about. For if you do, you may lose your sanity.
You can make out some of the people conversations of those who are speeding by around you. Sometimes it's small talk, sometimes it's future plans or ideas. Every once in a while someone will briefly notice you and ask you how you're doing, to which you'll reply "fine", while trying not to seethe in rage as you ask yourself how these people can not notice how much pain you're in. You're hate yourself for hating them for ignoring you, and the cycle of shame and anger keeps repeating itself in your mind so much that you force yourself to think about something else.
Every positive thought is followed by a negative one. "Maybe tomorrow it'll be nice and sunny" might be followed by...who cares...your life will remain dreadful regardless. Or perhaps the thought "hey, there's an extra credit opportunity today" will come before: why even try when you're already failing this class so badly?
Perhaps you have a terrible day and hit rock bottom. The worst it gets. When all that fear, insecurity, and despair all comes crashing down on top of you. When you wake up on an iceberg in the middle of the ocean, and can see nothing for miles around. Panic grips you as you realize that there's nobody around...and you're completely alone. You're isolated, hopeless, and worst of all, you're numb. Very numb, and torn apart by that hole in your heart that produces all the negative emotion that haunts you and creates your reality. It's an empty, painful existence which is the reality for millions of people in the world.
Now maybe you can climb out. Maybe you take some medication and those zipping people all around you will slow down. Maybe you can find yourself able to talk again and able to reach out to other people, ending the isolation that once permeated your reality. Perhaps you can cut out that white noise, take those stairs up to the floor where the party is, and swim freely in that river again. If that's the case, good for you. Others, including me, aren't quite there yet. But maybe, just maybe, if enough of us get out, we can hunt down this demon and end it for the millions who suffer from it. There's got to be a way, and I hope one day this will become more easily treatable. But for now, I can take pride in calling myself a soon-to-be survivor of this awful darkness.
This is my opinion on how you make a good MLP OC. Keep in mind this my not be that organized since I'm bad at organizing XP
And this is how I think it'll fit the canon (I'm really strict about following canon)
Anyway! Here we go!~
Let's talk about pony races first. There are multiple to choose from. I'll list them all and anything you shouldn't do with them if I have anything I've seen that you shouldn't do with said race.
Earth ponies - I can't think of anything for earth pones
Unicorns - Don't make their horn super long like Celestia's. (This doesn't mean style wise.) There are some unicorns with a little longer horns but leave those really long ones to the alicorns. Also don't get them weather related talents. That's the pegasi's job. And make sure not to overpower their magic. Even unicorns with a talent in magic has limits.
Pegasus - Don't make it be able to perform a Sonic Rainboom. DONT GIVE IT ALICORN WINGS. Pony creator created ponies have this problem. Just give it normal pegasi wings. NOT alicorn wings.
Alicorns - DO NOT MAKE YOUR OC AN ALICORN. There's only 5 known existing alicorns.
Zebra - As long as it looks like a zebra it should be fine.
Changeling - NO manes. They don't have pony manes. They don't have pony tails. They look all the same. For their disguise follow rules above. No cutie mark unless disguised.
Changeling (Reformed) No manes and make sure their tail looks like those in the show. And don't give it those antler thoughs. Only Thorax has them as far as we know. No cutie mark.
Bat pony - I'd stick to darker colors myself. But since we don't know much about them canonly.... Just don't make them an alicorn bat. Also try not to make it have the same color palette as a lot of other bat ponies.
Breezy - I can't really say much about breezies...
Deer - Or deer. Just don't give them manes or a cutie mark. Tyandaga's deer is an amazing example
Griffins - Not much to say about them either...
Last note about races: Don't make them hybrids.
You got your race now? Good. Let's go with mane and tail styles next
My only note on this is don't copy off a canon character. Change it up a bit. I see way too many just copy RD's styles. Oh and don't give them the kirin tail unless they're a kirin.
NO RAINBOW - This has been way overdone. I don't think anyone can pull it off well.
Don't have a different color tail or mane tip. It's not canon at all. Just stick with the streaks. (Unless it's dyed)
Try staying away from completely saturated colors
Avoid red and black unless you know for sure you can pull it off. There are a few good OC's that have red and black
Don't use the same color(s) you used for the body
Stay away from neon colors
Patterns are next
Stripes - Just avoid stripes at all costs on anything that isn't a zebra.
Spots - I don't recommend spots.
Socks - Socks are amazing if they aren't gradient.
Splotches - Splotches like Pipsqueak has are pretty cute in my opinion. But they can also end up looking really bad if you don't have a good color scheme.
CHOOSE ONE OF THESE. Not all. Besides splotches and socks. Those could work
Don't make them overpowered. Even the most powerful unicorns have weakness.
Don't make them amazing at everything. Ponies are usually only amazing at 1 or maybe even 2 things.
Try thinking of some unique talents that haven't been used or used very much.
Don't let them bring out the stars/sun/moon. That's an alicorns job and talent.
Try having one 1 or 2 things in the cutie mark.
Make them simple looking. Like if it's a flower don't use much detail.
Have it represent their name or talent. This is usually the case with cutie marks.
Don't copy someone else's cutie mark design.
Avoid sun/stars/moon unless its astrology related
Puns are a good way to go in my opinion.
Keep the names simple. Use simple synonyms.
Keep a pony's name 1 or 2 words.
Don't name them real human names
Try avoiding cliches like dead parents and sob stories. (Say the girl who's most OC's parents are dead or missing) If yours does have dead parents think of a good reason why they died. Old age? Sickness? Things like that.
Don't makes them son/daughter of the canon characters
Don't make them best friends with canon characters ESPECIALLY the mane six
If you must have the mane six or canon characters in your story make it just small interactions
That's all I can think of for this... I'll leave with a few notes
1.) Don't make your character a mary sue
2.) Don't make a genderbent of a canon character and say it's an OC
3.) Don't add things to an existing characters or OC's cutie mark and call it your own
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All in all, really not bad. It was just what I expected: Twitter and Spike watch Flurry Heart and things go wrong because we all know cartoon babies with magical powers are a real hassle to deal with. Not sure how Twilight could lose track of time like she did, though. Kinda out of character, if you ask me.
For me, some of the best humor actually came from the art gallery Cadance and Shining Armor visited. I liked how it poked fun at how downright strange (some might say "boring," too...) some of the more abstract art out there can be... the whole subject makes for a lot of controversy when it comes to defining exactly what "art" is.
This episode parallels Baby Cakes a bit, as well as Stare Master, so it's not exactly something that hasn't been done on the show before. Flurry Heart's unpredictable magic had already showed up in The Crystalling, too. But it was nice and heartwarming to watch so I'll give it 7.5/10.
Not a terrible start to the season. I reckon the best has yet to come, just because this was only the third episode. This one had brand new writers, correct?
Nick Confalone, writer of Party Pooped, Hearthbreakers, No Second Prances, The Saddle Row Review, and Dungeons & Discords, returns with next week's episode. He's already done some nice work with Pinkie and Maud in Season 5, plus some of my favorite Season 6 episodes, so I'm excited to see what's in store.
Bring it on!
Hi guys! I'm Callisto. You might remember me as someone who was super active from 2013-2015. Not so much, now. I don't think I'm gonna be returning to frequent activity, either, but I might be around. This post is just to tell you what I've been up to!
First and foremost, I like MLP again! Quite a lot, in fact. I never thought it would happen, but I'm glad it did. It makes me just as happy as it used to. I guess I just needed a break. I love Starlight a lot, Season 6 was great, Season 7 so far has been wonderful, and I'm happy. I've been finally getting to the comics, too. I'm now weirdly obsessed with King Sombra after reading Siege of the Crystal Empire, a storyline which literally no one besides me liked. Oh well.
Some other things I've been up to include:
Creating an original world, characters, and storylines from scratch, starting two years ago. It's...not easy. But it's a lot of fun sometimes!
Playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competitively! This has been less of a focus lately, but I DID go to my first ever tournament last year! I lost both my sets, and I haven't been back since, but it's a start.
And, really...just maturing and learning about myself in general. Sooo...yeah. Nothing too exciting. Just thought I'd pop by and say hello while I was lurking!
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Honestly, this episode is a lot more impressive than it should've been. The synopsis and theme alone sound like an accident waiting to happen, but DHX actually pulls it off quite soundly.
Twilight and Spike are at their A-game. Spike's the straight man who has to remind Twilight of her schedule, and Twilight not only tries to listen to Spike and her checklist, but also take care of Flurry Heart. Clearly, she loves her niece. A lot of the actions seen, including Twilight playfully blowing on FH's tummy, are common.
One problem with Baby Cakes is how clichéd and dull the plot is and how generic the Cake twins were. Flurry Heart has plenty of personality. Even at her age, she's incredibly intelligent, yet she still can't deduce very complicated thinking, like finding an extra balloon rather than split it (thanks, @Jeric ;)). Sure, she had a tantrum, but it was quick and with reason. When Twilight isn't laying with her, she feels left out. And when her whammy's missing, she freaks out and searches for it in a major panic.
Shining, Cadance, and Spearhead are awesome. SA and Cadance show very clearly how much of a royal pain it is to take care of a baby through their tired eyes, split hair, and slip ups. Spearhead has that classic surfer/casual dude accent and archetype, but to echo @Batbrony, he's incredibly likable and not stereotypical. He really enjoys art and how art, especially modern and abstract art, can bring out emotional responses to people. He understands how individual art is and relishes it.
I'll echo J in a chat between he an I on Discord. Based on how the beginning was written and Spike reacted by how his friends's names sounded similar, it may be implied that the writers were probably trying to convince the viewer that Spearhead was going to be generic and flat. This can create an initial impression of who Spearhead is. But then, you get hit with, well…"a whammy." If that's true, clever.
Spike is the victim of some slapstick, but unlike many episodes before it (including Newbie Dash), it was quick, he clearly showed no pain, both he and Twilight were equally victimized, and Spike does get his moment at the end.
The two morals are great, too. "Spend quality time with those you love," and "don't ask to babysit on short notice."
The two issues here are some pacing (particularly in the climax after Twilight yells at her) and the fact that Twilight brought her to other sick foals at the hospital. They're small, but noticeable.
Other than that, great ep! Keep it going! ^^
Good afternoon everypony, and welcome back to another edition of "Batbrony Reviews." Today we've got the first normal episode of Season 7 proper, following the two season premiere episodes, and I'm very pleased to say that this was a delightful episode indeed. That's particularly important for the third episode of a season because, in past seasons, I've noticed that very often the third episode of any given season very much sets the tone for the general level of quality one encounters or can expect to encounter throughout the season. This was definitely one of the best third episodes of a new season the show has had in some time, so without further ado, let's begin. This is "A Flurry of Emotions."
Hi, I'm Batbrony, and this is Flurry Heart... welcome to 'Jackass'!!!
Alright, so the most important aspect of this episode was the first really full-episode feature of Flurry Heart since her first debut in "The Crystalling" last season. While I found her to be perfectly harmless when she first showed up last season, there were a fair number of bronies who, to this day, weren't too crazy about her. They thought she was just there for the sake of having an annoying baby character and weren't crazy about her being an alicorn either, and I always thought that was a little unfair to her as a character, even if the threat she presented in her debut was a little ridiculous. That said, we didn't really get much else of her after those two episodes, so the show hadn't really given her defenders much of a chance since then to really justify her existence. Today I'm glad to say that that has been fully rectified with this episode. Flurry Heart was not only even more adorable and hilarious than when she first showed up, but was also still believable as a young foal while clearly having grown and developed (at least by baby standards) quite a bit since when we saw her in her debut when she was only days old. She has long-term memory now, better control over her magic, and even something of a personality, and given the passage of time since she first appeared, this all makes sense. But despite these new additions to her, she still behaved as a foal her age should, and what we got was a foal character that felt very natural and well-put together. I was also very impressed that the show didn't try to pretend like Flurry Heart even had to learn a lesson here; oh sure, Twilight lectured her at the end, but that was largely just to calm her down in the moment because, well, she's a baby still and can only learn so much at this point in time. Overall, I thought that Princess McFlurry was an absolute treat to watch this time around, and Tabitha St. Germain's splendid voice work on her did not hurt in the slightest either, hay, I'd even say it was a better job than her first time around! So all in all I was very pleased with how Flurry Heart's return went, and I do hope we get to see more of her going forward (although I should note that I really hope the show at some point lets foal characters actually get older, because it makes NO sense that the Cake Twins are still around Flurry's age. Heck, the first episode of the season pointed out why it makes no sense; Celestia mentioned that it has clearly been years since the show started in Equestrian time, and the Cake Twins have been around since Season 2, WHEN ARE THEY GONNA GET OLDER IN THE SHOW?! But I digress).
Oh, also, before we move on, if you thought this show couldn't find anymore ways to jam-pack adorableness into a 22 minute episode of MLP, then you were quite pleasantly surprised by how cute this episode was. I mean, come on, take a look at this!
Sweet Celestia, that's A LOT of cute!!!
Anyways, moving on we come to the main character of this episode, Twilight. Through this first three episodes of this season, I've actually been quite pleased to find that the lessons that Twilight's been learning don't seem to be (1) redundant for her, or (2) something she should have learned already. I bring this up because last season, while an excellent season all around, had quite a few instances of characters in the Mane 6 learning lessons that they really should have known by that point in the show, and oftentimes they came off as either jerks or stupid because of it. Now while it may still be early in the new season, the fact that Twilight has been handled so well in the lesson department is an encouraging sign, to say the least. Both lessons make sense as being ones she might have to learn at this point in the show. She'd only just gotten used to being Starlight's teacher last season, so obviously having to let a student go on to her next step in life was something which she'd never done before and needed to learn how to do. Likewise, in this episode we see that Twilight still has a lot to learn about being a responsible aunt, especially when she doesn't see Flurry Heart all that often, which can make it easy for her to just want to be a fun aunt for the young filly, but as we saw today, she doesn't have much experience with full-time care of a foal that age, much less a relative, and couldn't just try to squeeze her into her already packed schedule. A foal Flurry's age needs 24/7 monitoring and care, and Twilight clearly underestimated how hard that'd be to do in this instance, especially while trying to juggle other responsibilities. But like I said, this did not seem like a Season 1 or Season 2 Twilight problem, I could totally buy that she'd need to learn this now. And the best part of it all in execution was that she learned it as the episode went on, not just all in one bunch at the end. Season 1 or Season 2 Twilight would've tried to grin and bear it from start to ugly finish, maybe even deny until she absolutely couldn't any longer that anything was wrong at all. But this is Season 7 Twilight, and by the time she got to the hospital, Twilight was already readily admitting that this day had gotten out of control and was quite the nightmare already, that she'd bucked up. She was just trying to make the best of it at that point and get through the rest. The only difference in the hospital scene was that Flurry finally caused enough of a disruption that Twilight needed to calm her down quite a few notches and admit to Flurry that she couldn't and shouldn't keep trying to drag her to all these places and just keep her off to the side. It wasn't fair to Flurry, nor was it fair to the ponies Twilight was supposed to be helping or who were going out of their way to help Twilight, as evidenced by the toy store clerk, poor Cheerilee (whose mouth must just reek of chalk now, poor earth ponies and pegasi with no digits or levitation magic), and Pinkie Pie in Sugarcube Corner, along with the hospital staff and the sick fillies and colts at the hospital. All in all, while not the deepest of lessons, I still really liked it just because I didn't mind that Twilight was learning it since it all made perfect sense. Twilight's got a lot of experience in a lot of things at this point, but one thing she still doesn't have too much experience in is being a responsible aunt to her alicorn niece. Very good lesson and very good characterization of Twilight.
Off to supporting characters, we had quite a bunch of good stuff to go around. First, Spike was awesome. I've really enjoyed his rising maturity levels over the last 3 seasons now, and I feel like mentoring Starlight to a certain extent (in a big brother kind of way, even if he's younger and smaller than her) has really contributed to that. He's much more confident in his ability to have a situation under control now and he's still Twilight's #1 assistant as always, if not even better than ever, and here he just wasn't messing around. He knew the second Twilight proposed letting Flurry tag along that it'd mess up their entire schedule and he also knew that wasn't a good idea for many reasons; sadly, because Twilight needed to learn a lesson and (more likely connected to show canon) because Twilight still has a bad habit of not usually listening to Spike's advice until it's too late, Twilight did not listen, but still, Spike was very enjoyable all the same. He didn't seem too phased by Twilight not listening to him, which means he's either getting used to it or was just perfectly happy to watch everything blow up in her face instead. He also had some fun bits with Flurry Heart, like this bit with the Cake Twins where Flurry and Spike desperately tried to intervene to no avail and get the Cake Twins to stop fighting...
"You see this s*** going on over here, dragon-dude? Mannnnnnnnnn, it's not good!"
I mean, c'mon, how funny is that s***? Besides Spike we had a very fun subplot with Princess Cadance and Shining Armor, and I must say it's about damn time. We've really only seen these two as a couple during season premiere or finale episodes, usually in the middle of some kind of a national crisis, so I was very gratified that we finally got to see these two, extensively, JUST as a couple doing couple things as they tried to get an afternoon to themselves to get a break from Flurry Heart. Even better, I loved very much that the show was very real in that they went to something, an art show, which neither of them were particularly crazy about, but it was better than nothing at all and Twilight just happened to be in Ponyville too, so it worked, because that's just how much they needed a break from parenting a foal this age. That was delightful in its accuracy, as I've heard of many a parental couple who get to a point when they have a young baby that they're willing to do anything if it means they're out of the house and get a day or an evening of a break from their parenting, even if it's not something they really like! What was even more fun was the art show itself, namely because of Spearhead, Shining Armor's old Royal Guard buddy. This guy was a blast! As I said earlier, he's that rare type of "dude-bro" who, rather than being insufferable, was kind of awesome and hilarious; he wasn't full of himself, he just loves being a dude bro in every sense of the word, and I totally dug that. His approach as an artist as well really worked for me. Not the pieces themselves, but I kept seeing throughout this thread people commenting that they thought the writers were being snarky about modern art and people not liking it. I think that's true to an extent, but I think it changed when Spearhead came in. I don't think the writers were critiquing modern art, I think they were critiquing how some modern artists insist that their art have one interpretation alone. THAT is what makes modern art really insufferable; not so much what it looks like (even if much of it is nowhere as impressive as classic pieces of art) but the idea that such vague and general art can only have one interpretation, which some insufferable modern artists do insist. Spearhead here, however, made his art very accessible for others by insisting that enjoying his art was all about his patrons interpreting it as however they wished, injecting meaning into it that meant something to them. His art meant something very specific to him, but he wasn't going to begrudge others having it mean something else to them, but rather encouraged it. For such a seemingly simple character, and in a subplot no less, this was actually quite a nuanced and subtle message about how to appreciate art no matter what form you encounter it in. For that, I have to give major props to the writers on such a well-written and fun new character. I doubt we'll see more of him this season, but I wouldn't complain if we did, Spearhead was a blast!
You're cool in my book, Spearhead, you're cool. Dude-on mah dude-bro!
To close out the supporting characters we had some fun appearances from Nurse Redheart (I seriously can't remember the last time she had a speaking role, and it was fun seeing her softer side this time around as opposed to when she made herself Pinkie's mortal enemy when the Cake Twins were born), a new toy store clerk who absolutely unloaded some sass on Twilight about proper organization (and yes, I loved it ), Cheerilee who, as I mentioned earlier, got quite the shaft from having to write all those equations on a chalkboard all over again with the chalk in her mouth (but hey, at least Twilight is getting her apology cookies), but I do love getting to see Ponyville's favorite teacher getting small little bits like that now and then, really helps further bring the town alive when the supporting and background ponies there get to play more active roles, and finally a really funny scene with the Cake Twins and Pinkie Pie in which Flurry Heart had the most adorable, failed attempt ever at trying to teach the Cake Twins how to share (I'd count the hospital scene but there were so many background and supporting characters there that none really stood out aside from Redheart, and I guess we learned what the horsey hives are as well). All in all, for a single episode, it was a pretty darn solid one as far as activity from supporting characters goes.
Besides that, I don't have too much else to mention. The animation as usual was lovely and I continue to appreciate the experimentation we continue to see the animators engaging in, ESPECIALLY in some of the faces they throw into the show (which I should also credit the storyboard artists for considering that's where a lot of that starts I'm sure). I mean, get a load of this face, can you even imagine seeing something like this in Season 1 or Season 2?
That's hilarious... OK, one more
Besides the facial animation, I was quite impressed by some of the magic animation in this episode, it was unusually ambitious for a slice-of-life episode. Think about it, we had not one but two very powerful magic users (three if you count the few times Cadance used magic, but she barely did here), oftentimes using magic at the same time and sometimes on the same things, and one of them was also an infant, which meant that the magic had to look as though it were being employed, to some extent, by a baby who doesn't entirely know what she's doing all the time. Very impressive, if I do say so myself, and it's hard to believe we've gotten all the way to this point in their magical animation since Season 1. There was also a pretty neat reference to the G1 villain, Grogar (considered the second most evil G1 villain behind Tirek) in the story Twilight was telling to the fillies and colts at the hospital, but whether anything else comes of that remains to be seen. He may be a canon character who shows up at some point, but for right now he's at the very least a fictional character in Equestrian lore, if not an actual historical one, we don't know. If something more comes of that, it'll be very cool indeed that they mentioned him earlier this season.
Overall, this episode was a blast and a very, very, VERY solid third episode of the season, which bodes well for the entirety of Season 7. I can't wait to see what comes next, but for now I'll settle for rewatching an episode as immensely enjoyable as this one. This has been another edition of "Batbrony Reviews," everypony! Until next time, everypony, this is Batbrony signing off. I'm off! *cue dramatic exit*
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--Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Gain access to the UNSA R&D facility.
Find and acquire F-SPAR Torch energy weapon prototype.
Escape with F-SPAR Torch energy weapon prototype.
Board the transport headed for the UNSA dedication ceremony.
Fight your way to AATIS Control Tower and stop the SDF attack.
Take the hill and repel the SDF forces.
Breach the control room and stop the attack.
-Take to the Sky
Board your Jackal.
Assist the UNSA fleet and repel the SDF attack.
Eliminate the SDF squadron.
Destroy the SDF Destroyer.
Return to the Retribution.
Engage the enemy supercarrier Olympus Mons.
--Operation Port Armor
Infil the Lunar Terminal.
Secure the Lunar Terminal and repel the SDF forces.
Meet up with the allied Coast Guard.
Repel the SDF forces from the cargo hangar.
Board your Jackal.
Eliminate the SDF Skelters.
Eliminate the SDF A-Jak Cutters.
Assist Tigris to neutralize the SDF Destroyer.
Board the SDF Destroyer.
Shut down the Primary Defenses.
Shut down the Secondary Defenses.
Escape the Carrier.
Open the Cargo Bay doors.
Return to the Retribution.
--Operation Burn Water
-Refinery Find a suitable landing zone for the assault team. Secure the refinery and repel the SDF forces.
Find cover from the Olympus Mons.
Cover the marines from the roof.
-Fight or Flight Take out the SDF fueling tower.
Eliminate the SDF Skelters
Eliminate the SDF A-Jak Cutter.
Land on the turbine.
Expose the turbine shielding.
Board your Jackal
Rendezvous with the Retribution.
--Operation Dark Quarry
Locate the source of the transponder signal.
Look for survivors.
Reach the command center.
Reach the colonists in the mines.
Evacuate the civilians.
--Operation Black Flag
-Prisoner Escort Find the crashed UNSA transport.
Stop Riah from calling in the SDF fleet.
-Trap is Sprung
Fly a Jackal to the Olympus Mons.
Secure the hangar of the Olympus Mons.
Take out the C12 guarding the elevator.
Get on the elevator.
Get to the bridge of Olympus Mons.
Hack a robot on the bridge.
Stop Adm. Salen Kotch before he self-destructs the Olympus Mons.
Go to Adm. Kotch.
--Operation Blood Storm
Use the F-SPAR energy weapon on the SDF fleet.
Get ordnance control back up.
Clear the way for the Olympus to ram the Shipyard.
Find any survivors from the wreckage.
Find Griff and gear up.
Assemble your team and lead the attack on the SDF base.
-All or Nothing
Lead the ground assault on the SDF base.
Eliminate the SDF AA gun.
Eliminate the second SDF AA gun.
Eliminate the third SDF AA gun.
Gain access to the SDF Space Elevator.
Take the Space Elevator to the SDF Shipyard.
-Assault the Shipyard
Destroy the SDF Shipyard.
Stop the ambush.
Get to Firing Control and release the Weapons Systems.
Activate firing controls.
Use Ethan to release the moorings.
Destabilize the reactor to release the moorings.
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Hey. You know what really grinds my gears?
We all know that Hollywood shoots out reboots like a rapid-fire crap machine. Some of them are actually good and warranted, though. Many are grave injustices. But what annoys me to no end is when they give the reboot the exact same title as the original! No subtitle, nothing to differentiate it! This drives me f*ckin nuts, because you constantly have to describe which one you're talking about. Dates are ascribed to movies and games just to be able to tell what we're talking about.
Take these for example:
DOOM. Are we talking about this:
Star Trek. This?
Tomb Raider. This?
I think I've made my case. Give them a frigging subtitle! Tomb Raider Origins, Star Trek Reborn, y'know, something like that! Instead we have to call them Tomb Raider 2013, Ghostbusters 2016, New Star Trek, Abrams Star Trek, sh*t like that. AAARRG!!! It burns me so much!! I had to type in the dates or "original" just to find the right images on Google! AAAARRRR!!!!
Franchises that did it right? The Dark Knight, Man of Steel. What a novel idea. They didn't just call it Batman, and Superman. Now we know what we're talking about. The moral of the story is give reboots a different title or a subtitle, god dammit!
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Hello everybody I thought I would post this here since I am always doing this but I never really talk or post about it. I will breaking these up into parts since they will probably be text and picture heavy. So without further ado here is my little MLP repair blog. Pictures will be below.
TAF Sundance that I got in a lot full of other ponies. I did have to repaint some of her cutiemarks and her eye. Unfortunately her mane and tail couldn't be saved since it was cut pretty short so luck for her all I have to do is now rehair her.
So Soft Heart Throb I had to deflock this one since most of her flocking was already coming off to begin with so I am still in process of removing the rest of it. I plan on reflocking her when I get it all off. And I did have to replace her tail washer since it was pretty much disintegrated.
Twinkler she is one of mine from my childhood and I believe she was the mail order version as well. All I have to do on her is to redo the rehairing job I did on her. Since that was my first and it was kinda funny looking.
Coco Berry - She is pretty much sunfaded on her body and her hair.I have to dye her body and rehair her since the dye would turn her mane and tail the same color as the dye. Plus her mane and tail are white when they should be a light pink so its not like i'm ruining them any further.
Paradise - I have reflock this one after I deflock her since she does have cancer I found that after deflocking her a bit. When I bought her most of her flocking was coming off already. I do have to rehair this one as well since her hair started turning orange and falling out. She got soaked in peroxide to whiten her and hair turned the same color as Blanka's from streetfighter.
Sprinkles - She needs to be rehaired seems like someone decided to give her a mohawk,her body has to be dyed because she is severely sunfaded and she needs a Oxi clean bath since has has cancer. Pictures will be showing her inside so I apologize if they look alittle odd.
Cherry Treats - This is another pony from my childhood. She needs alot of work have to soak her in peroxide,paint over any age spots that she has and I have repair some of her body. Also I have to glue her head back on since her neck plug was ripped off by accident one day by my younger cousin when she was trying to get her head off for me. What we both didn't know that day was the vinyl was sticky and I guess it make the head stick a bit but I found it more funny then anything.
So Soft Sundance - All she needs is to be deflocked and reflocked. When I bought her most of the flocking was coming off so I have to remove the rest of it and reflock her.
Sweetheart sister Ruby Lips - She came in the same lot as my TAF Sundance. She needs to be cleaned,rehaired and possibly treated for pony cancer.
Baby Sunny bunch and Doodles both need to be rehaired and have some of their symbols repaired.
Banana Suprise - Another childhood pony of mine. She needs to be rehaired since her hair has been burned and I have to repaint her banana sundae.
Sweetie Belle - I bought this from savers she has no horn and has a bunch of pen marks on her.
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Hey, you. Yes, you. Do you enjoy losing? No? Well, if it's your fault, fix the problem. But what if it's not, I hear you cry. Simple solution: Leave and rant about it somewhere else.
So I was playing CB:RO (CS:GO but for roblox because I'm too cheap to own CS:GO) and as usual I'm really, really bad. Not checking for enemies, not pulling my knife out to run, etc. So I'm in a match and I die after killing some enemies, but there's one left, and one teammate left. The teammate is running around aimlessly while the enemy is camping. That means that the round will last as long as possible and the camper will, at the last second, decide to go see where the terrorist is, and find him, and kill him. Meanwhile, the rest of my team (Terrorists) is screaming at the screen to 'GET THE DAMN BOMB DOWN' but to no avail. As predicted, the camper got suspicious, found the enemy and killed him. I left shortly thereafter.
I'll probably rage a bit more when I lose more matches that were probably my fault but don't want to admit it.
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