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As many of you know, I am an avid lover of pets and that includes those that have made a name for themselves online. I only learned about it today but Bailey died on December 9 due to kidney problems. He was 14. Who’s Bailey?
Cats are fickle creatures. Many don’t like kids and just learn to tolerate them. But Bailey truly loved his little human friends. And while I’ve seen a strong bond between cats and children before, Bailey took it to a whole new level. Check out this tribute on People Magazine’s website.
The video of Abby singing to a dying Bailey was just so touching. She’s too young to fully understand death. Yet, she does the most amazing job comforting him despite his pain. While it’s sad he’s no longer with us, I’m glad he died peacefully in the presence of his favorite humans. Rest in peace, buddy.
Programming Pause Menu in progress...
> also implemented 'pause' --- , so that everything stops while the menu is opened.
> also added background && shading to Twilight's Profile Pic in the menu --- now it doesn't look that plain.
> also configured fonts --- now that was time-consuming, I had to nicely align each character, then load that to the project properly. For example, here's my hand-drawn font for GUI with just few characters:
The font used in the commands however, uses small and large cases, numbers and all the potentially needed characters for dialogues and such...
It is also hand drawn, for the most part at least. I used an existing font to start with. ...Comic Sans turned out to be pretty good for a pixel font.
Well, that's all for now!
Thank you for visiting!
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(This is a repost of a post i made back in October. It's a song parody based on the song "The Phoney King of England" from the Disney Movie Robin Hood, with lyrics changed to make it into a tribute song for @Jeric. I put a video down below here. Have fun)
Oh, the internet has a human yet
Skulking behind his Screen
A someone who likes Rarity and
Is never ever mean
With other bronies on his side
With Darky, Pathy, Randi, Arty
And many more in the crew
Jeric was this brony's name
Our lives would never be the same
He's known as the Pony King on the E-Net!
All hail to the Pony King on the E-Net!
He sits alone on a giant throne
Reading emails all day
He posts up news and Rarity pics
And keeps the spam away
And he throws an angry tantrum
If Rarity's not on site
So it's a pointless post
With Rarity as the host
All this, despite the server's plight
Despite this, he still gets the scoops
Before the spoilers leak out. Whoops!
All hail to the Pony King of the E-Net!
As Pathy is making deerpony posts
Right behind old Jeric's head
As Jeric swaps banner backdrops
From green to pink to red
All this despite a gross mishap
Which was a pain, you see
He got locked in with buttons mom
He was shipped a time or three
But it's already nighttime, wow!
His kids should be in bed by now!
The pony and homey king on the E-net!
The mailin' wailin',
Jeric, the Pony King on the E-net!
Today will be one of my more counter-intuitive and possibly controversial ideas. I want to talk about what it means to be shallow in terms of one's character. What is shallowness, really? But before I dive into the depths, a bit of preface on the subject of free will is in order. In recent years, I have come to accept the fact that free will, insofar as most people think about it, doesn't exist. If you've never heard or read any lectures on this idea, you may find yourself quickly losing the plot, but that's okay--I find it takes awhile for these ideas to make sense. The basic premise is this: although we absolutely have the power of conscious choice and voluntary action, our choices and actions are all directly caused by our thoughts, and you don't author your thoughts. You don't actually bring your thoughts into being. You are not the driver or pilot of yourself that you think you are. You are not the author sitting at the desk in your mind, writing the thoughts of your life. Thoughts simply arise in consciousness. They spring into being. You don't create them; you are merely witness to them. With a little bit of practice at introspection, one can easily prove this to oneself. If you pay close enough attention to what it's like to think a thought, you will see that you don't create them, and don't truly have any control over what thought comes careening into consciousness next, even when it seems to be otherwise. I could go on at length attempting to demonstrate this, but I don't wish to get bogged down and run too far off the rails. The punch line is that because you don't author your thoughts, you don't actually have the freedom over yourself that you think you do. Everything you think and do arises out of a perfect crucible of prior causes stretching back to the beginning of time.
Confused yet? It took me some time before I stopped being so. Hopefully you're still with me. To help you understand this idea a bit better, I recommend listening to this short audio clip before continuing:Spoiler
Now then, today I would like to argue that being concerned with physical attractiveness is no more shallow than being concerned with intelligence. This is quite a bold claim, and cuts directly against what most of us tend to believe, but I think I can argue this successfully.
If you've followed me much at all, you might already know that I am a highly sexual person, and a great proponent of embracing and celebrating physical and sexual beauty. People who place a high degree of importance on physical beauty often take a lot of flak for being shallow, and I probably would too, if I actually went outside and talked to people... :/ In my country of America, there is an odd double standard at play when it comes to physical attractiveness. We live in a culture of mixed messages, where the media tells us that looking good and staying young is paramount, but we are also admonished to look at inner beauty and judge people only on their characters. Most people typically say that part of what constitutes being a good person is looking past outer beauty, and to pay little to no attention to what people look like. I think that even when people are concerned about physical beauty, they feel societal pressure to say otherwise because it's the "right" thing to do. It seems universally accepted that looking only at "inner" beauty is an inherently good, noble, and virtuous way to be. People who say that they care only about what's inside, even when it comes to their romantic partner, typically get pats on the back.
What I am arguing today is that essentially every trait we could conceivably care about is largely out of our control, and thus, it is no more shallow to compliment someone's looks than it is to compliment their smarts.
Here comes the part that many people really don't want to hear. Intelligence is pretty much entirely genetic. You either have it or you don't. From there, it comes down to what you do with it. You can use it, or not. Education--filling your brain with knowledge--will help you reach your potential, and early childhood environmental factors certainly play a role in facilitating this and priming the brain for the rest of it's life, but that's not really what intelligence is. Intelligence is your ability to understand and to think. It's not really about what you know, or how much, but about how you think. It's about your potential. This is genetic. You're either born with high intelligence or you're not. You can't really change your intelligence level in any deep sense. This is the uncomfortable truth that people don't want to hear, but it is a truth nonetheless. Your intelligence simply is what it is. What you can do is exercise your brain to help maintain it and reach your potential. You can study to increase your knowledge, you can perform various mental exercises to improve memory, and you can make new neural connections and pathways by learning new things. There's lots you can do to improve the brain, but this is merely sharpening up and honing what you already have. It's taking the brain you have and helping it be the best it can be. It's helping you to reach your potential, but it isn't really changing your intelligence.
If you find yourself resisting this idea, let's look at the rest of the body instead. I probably don't need to spend a second convincing anyone of how genetics and exercise work with respect to physical fitness. We all know that genetics plays a major role in how your body will look and function. You're born with whatever build you're going to have--you get what you get. From there, it's again a question of what you do with it. Some people put on weight easily, others stay stick thin regardless of what they eat. But no matter what your genetics, you can always improve by eating a healthy diet and exercising. But this is about improving what you already have and reaching your potential. It doesn't change your genetics. No matter what your build, your genetics are either better or worse, relatively speaking, and that comes down to luck. It is conceptually no different when it comes to intelligence. You get the dealt your hand, and then it comes down to what you make of it.
From a certain perspective, there's really no difference between mental and physical health. The tendency to differentiate our beings into the mental and the physical is a tad illogical. The brain is just another organ in the body. The gray matter between your ears is just that--matter. It's just atoms in there. Whatever happens in your brain--whatever you learn, whatever memories you make--it's all just a restructuring of atoms. There's nothing else it can be. It's not as if memories and knowledge are some non-corporeal energy that has no physical basis, some spooky magic floating in the aether. Whatever is in your brain is just atoms, just as whatever data is on a hard drive is just atoms. A hard drive basically stores data by magnetizing and demagnetizing billions of little particles. What happens in your brain is like an analogous process with goo. The point being that it's all physical, in a sense, so mental health is just another part of physical health. You just have to do very different things to exercise the brain versus exercising muscles. We have this tendency to refer to the body and the brain as these distinctly different and separate things, when they're really not.
Genetics gives you whatever body you're going to have, including the brain. You either get good genetics for physical health or you don't, and you either get good genetics for intelligence or you don't. The rest comes down to use, maintenance, nourishment, and exercise of the given parts.
So, from here we can see that you are no more responsible for your base intelligence than you are for your physical attractiveness. Both are determined by genetics. You can improve your physical health and athletic ability, as well as your brain's health, in the ways I described. You can also do things to improve your attractiveness, though these things are much more subjective. You can shave, trim, and style hair, file nails, sand rough skin, moisturize, etc. Whether it's intelligence, athletic ability, or hygiene, one can always improve oneself, but none of this changes genetics. The only way to actually change what you look like in any deep sense is to have some sort of invasive cosmetic surgery. Likewise, the only way to truly change your mind, to change who you are and how you think, is to physically alter your brain in some way, either by trauma or some type of hypothetical rewiring, such as switching which hemisphere is dominant, for example. Without opening up your head and tinkering with the goo inside, you can't truly change who you are, or your intelligence level. Of course, who you are changes in each moment because that's the character of life, but you're not truly responsible for that, either.
It should be clear by now that when we compliment either someone's intelligence or their appearance, we're essentially congratulating them on being lucky. We're saying, "good for you for having good genetics." It's conceptually no different in either case. If someone has made good use of their luck, we can congratulate them on that as well, but that's just more in the way of luck. Noticing intelligence over appearance isn't inherently noble or virtuous, as people have no true responsibility for their intelligence.
When asked what they look for in a mate, people will often take care to list "inner beauty" traits in order to appear a deep and better person. However, you're no more responsible for your intelligence, your sense of humor, or anything else about your personality than you are for your appearance. You don't choose or design your personality. You have no control over your likes or dislikes. You're no more responsible for your love of sports than you are for your height. You're no more responsible for your warm and caring nature than you are for your breast size. All of it is genetics, and then the ocean of prior causes that shape who you are.
I wrote this piece in part as a self-defense; I resent being thought of as shallow simply because physical beauty is important to me. Any trait that we could conceivably care about is mostly genetic, and it's not wrong or immoral for us to want any given trait in a partner, or a friend for that matter. It's not shallow or immoral to seek a partner that you're attracted to physically. At this point, I want to make it abundantly clear that I care very much about intelligence and personality. In fact, those are far more important than appearance, and this is ridiculously easy to prove. You can be friends with an nice, ugly person, but you can't be friends with a pretty, mean person. It's simple, but really, that's all I need in order to know that "inner beauty" is far more important. To add a bit more, I'll just say that how we behave and how we treat others is far, far more important than how we look. I would never even imply otherwise. I merely submit that it's not shallow to be concerned with physical appearance as well.
So, what is shallowness, then, if not paying attention to appearance? Simply put, shallowness is judging someone character based on appearance. Seeking out beauty isn't shallow, but treating people poorly on the basis of appearance is. Concluding that a fat or ugly person is therefore bad or stupid is shallow. Concluding that a pretty person is therefore good and smart is shallow. Determining someone's worth as a human being based on appearance is shallow. Systemically excluding unattractive people, or doling out more wealth to attractive people, is shallow. But choosing certain traits for the people we want in our personal relationships isn't. To desire physical attractiveness is to desire good genetics. To desire intelligence is simply to desire another variety of good genetics, and wanting good genetics for our partner is the prerogative of every human being.
To be shallow is to judge someone's character based on appearance, and to then treat them thusly. To notice, compliment, celebrate, or be concerned with any trait we might care about, be it physical appearance, athleticism, or intelligence, is simply to say, "way to go on winning the genetic lottery." Desiring or seeking physical beauty is therefore amoral, and not shallow.
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Dear Professor Charles Xia Xavior,
That is horrid to know but explains too much. I assure you now he is jailed now. If he starts with any of his shenanigans, I will deal with him swiftly.
I will be honest, there isn't much I have done.
I am afraidNo poni really wants to talk to me. They have many and I mean MANY prejudice against dragons. Worst of all I ate some ham I purchased from a griffon and the ponies around me gave me nasty looks. There was no away to escape them. No matter where I went, the store, the library - truely a horror.They even had a few unchoicely words for me and for no particular reason.
If any thing pops ups, I'll let you know.
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I want to blog right now, I do. I just don't know why or what about. There's so many things going through my head right now and I definitely can't write about all of them. So I'm writing about all of them.
Yeah, yeah, super counterproductive sure. But I won't be too specific. A lot of these things probably seem petty or stupid or just plain you know wanting to punch me in the face for being stressed over this.
I just want to grow up. I want a choice in how my house looks, or what food we buy. And where I can go. I just feel so trapped and I want to grow up. I want to make all the decisions kids are scared to make.
I failed my post test in History. I just found out a couple minutes ago that I could have redone it and all the work I missed because I had been really sick the last week of school. But my mom didnt tell me about the email and she said he wanted all final grades in by tomorrow. So now I have like no time left to do anything. And I've never failed a test before not EVER.
GREY'S ANATOMY IS TOO EMOTIONAL AND HAS TOO MANY GOOD LESSONS ABOUT LIFE THAT I KIND STAND HEARING RIGHT NOW
I keep finding random things to cry about and my moms wants to play a game as a family. I just can't go downstairs because I'd have to try so hard not to cry. And my dad is gone at a funeral so he can't help me with anything.
I go back to school on Wednesday. I'm not ready to see people EVERYDAY, kids!
The only good thing about next week is dance, but that's only twice a week.
HAHA I like a really good friend of mine and obviously I can't tell him. I REALLY LIKE BEING SINGLE.
I have too many books to read and that probably sounds dumb but I used to read every hour of every day and I just can't now. Reading was my life and I really really miss it. I just can't seem to get myself to read. I'm too distracted and by things so stupid I even want to punch myself.
I guess that's life though. Right???
Always possible Spoiler
Shadow of the Tomb Raider(PS4):
--Trophy Earned: Path of the Stars( Decipher the Path of the Stars )(Bronze)(Common 96.80%)
--Trophy Earned: Dia de Muertos( Remove the dagger from the Temple of the Moon )(Bronze)(Common 93.17%)
--Trophy Earned: Recipe for Desaster( Survive the flood )(Bronze)(Common 92.14%)
--Trophy Earned: First Steps( Purchase a Skill )(Bronze)(Common 90.38%)
--Trophy Earned: Treasures from the Past( Decipher a Monolith )(Bronze)(Common 77.71%)
--Trophy Earned: Untold Riches( Gather 40 gold ore )(Bronze)(Common 74.71%)
--Trophy Earned: Survival Instincts( Defeat the Empress Jaguar )(Bronze)(Common 86.43%)
--Trophy Earned: Archeologist( Complete an Artifact Collection )(Bronze)(Common 70.74%)
--Trophy Earned: To the Nines( Restore and equip a matching vestige outfit )(Bronze)(Common 50.99%)
--Trophy Earned: Look, Over There!( Kill 3 enemies while they are distracted )(Bronze)(Common 84.00%)
--Trophy Earned: Resting Places( Uncover 3 main game Crypts' secrets )(Bronze)(Common 61.32%)
--Trophy Earned: Unwelcome Guests( Get rid of the pillagers outside of Kuwaq Yaku )(Bronze)(Common 67.03%)
--Trophy Earned: Help thy Neighbor( Complete a Side Mission )(Silver)(Common 72.81%)
--Trophy Earned: Makeshift Arsenal( Fully upgrade a weapon )(Bronze)(Common 66.53%)
--Trophy Earned: Asking Price( Buy an item from a merchant )(Bronze)(Common 77.88%)
--Trophy Earned: Up to the Challenge( Complete 5 Challenges )(Bronze)(Common 50.03%)
--Trophy Earned: Stele Hunters( Complete 3 main game Challenge Tombs )(Bronze)(Common 60.61%)
--Trophy Earned: Point of Interest( Learn of 5 interesting locations from civilians )(Bronze)(Common 73.87%)
--Trophy Earned: First Blood( Perform a Stealth Takedown from a mud-covered wall )(Bronze)(Common 77.43%)
--Trophy Earned: Playing with Fire( Burn 2 enemies simultaneously )(Bronze)(Common 67.57%)
--Trophy Earned: Tables Turned( Kill 5 enemies while they are searching for Lara )(Bronze)(Common 71.87%)
--Trophy Earned: Fire of Life( Enter the Temple of Life's inner chamber )(Bronze)(Common 79.75%)
--Trophy Earned: Thread the Past( Restore 5 vestige outfit pieces )(Bronze)(Uncommon 49.59%)
--Trophy Earned: Legendary Hunter( Hunt and loot 5 rare animals )(Bronze)(Uncommon 48.76%)
--Trophy Earned: The Hidden City( Find Paititi )(Bronze)(Common 76.71%)
--Trophy Earned: Zoologist( Collect 20 critters )(Bronze)(Common 57.96%)
--Trophy Earned: Better Equipped( Get 3 pieces of equipment )(Bronze)(Common 58.56%)
--Trophy Earned: Come Te Llama( Pet 5 llamas )(Bronze)(Uncommon 49.96%)
--Trophy Earned: Like a Shadow( Perform a Stealth Takedown on 25 enemies )(Bronze)(Common 74.23%)
--Trophy Earned: Hearts and Minds( Retrieve Manko's Necklace )(Bronze)(Common 56.60%)
--Trophy Earned: Underwater Archeologist( Collect 5 underwater Artifacts )(Bronze)(Uncommon 44.19%)
--Trophy Earned: The Underworld( Get out of the Cenote alive )(Bronze)(Common 69.27%)
--Trophy Earned: New Heights( Complete a climb after finding the Overhang Climbing Gear )(Bronze)(Common 69.15%)
--Trophy Earned: That's a Knife!( Fully upgrade the knife )(Bronze)(Common 50.96%)
--Trophy Earned: I Believe Hakan Fly( Rescue Hakan from the cultists )(Bronze)(Common 56.25%)
--Trophy Earned: Family Ties( Free Unuratu from prison )(Bronze)(Common 66.08%)
--Trophy Earned: Marksman( Perform 20 headshots with the bow )(Bronze)(Common 55.66%)
--Trophy Earned: Specialized( Earn all Skills in one category )(Bronze)(Uncommon 35.40%)
--Trophy Earned: Heart of the Serpent( Find the Mission of San Juan )(Bronze)(Common 64.22%)
--Trophy Earned: The Chosen One( Find the Silver Box of Ix Chel )(Bronze)(Common 62.43%)
--Trophy Earned: Back to Where We Started( Return to Paititi )(Bronze)(Common 62.07%)
--Trophy Earned: Beast of Legend( Defeat the Nahual )(Bronze)(Uncommon 46.03%)
--Trophy Earned: Queen of the Damned( Make an unlikely ally )(Bronze)(Common 59.88%)
--Trophy Earned: On the Go( Craft special ammunition 50 times )(Bronze)(Uncommon 40.50%)
--Trophy Earned: Quite the Adventure( Finish the main storyline )(Bronze)(Common 59.50%)
--Trophy Earned: Smart and Resourceful( Complete Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Smart and Resourceful difficulty )(Bronze)(Common 59.51%)
Horizon Zero Dawn(PS4):
--Trophy Earned: Followed Rost's teachings( Learned to hunt and fight alongside Rost. )(Bronze)(Common 97.24%)
--Trophy Earned: First Modification( Used a Weapon Coil or Outfit Weave on a modifiable weapon or outfit. )(Bronze)(Common 91.23%)
--Trophy Earned: Stealth killed 10 machines( Performed a stealth kill on 10 machines. )(Bronze)(Common 83.80%)
--Trophy Earned: First Metal Flower found( Discovered a strange metal flower. )(Bronze)(Common 78.18%)
--Trophy Earned: Defeated the Sawtooth( Defeated the Sawtooth that threatened the Nora. )(Bronze)(Common 92.46%)
--Trophy Earned: Triumphed in the Proving( Overcame adversity and placed first in the Proving. )(Bronze)(Common 90.57%)
--Trophy Earned: First Vantage found( Found and accessed a Vantage datapoint. )(Bronze)(Common 64.91%)
--Trophy Earned: First Corrupted Zone cleared( Killed all the corrupted machines in a Corrupted Zone. )(Bronze)(Common 81.68%)
--Trophy Earned: Tore off 10 components( Detached 10 components from machines during combat. )(Bronze)(Common 87.34%)
--Trophy Earned: Reached level 10( Reached player level 10. )(Bronze)(Common 86.19%)
--Trophy Earned: First Bandit Camp cleared( Took back a settlement from a bandit clan. )(Bronze)(Common 79.46%)
--Trophy Earned: First Ancient Vessel found( Found an ancient vessel once used by the Old Ones. )(Bronze)(Common 82.52%)
--Trophy Earned: First Tallneck Overridden( Scaled a Tallneck and accessed its information. )(Bronze)(Common 82.96%)
--Trophy Earned: First Banuk Figure found( Found a wooden effigy left by a Banuk traveler. )(Bronze)(Common 52.63%)
Metal Gear Survive(PS4)
--Trophy Earned: Production( You crafted your first item )(Bronze)(Common 97.03%)
--Trophy Earned: Dite( You saw the METAL GEAR SURVIVE title logo )(Bronze)(Common 95.78%)
--Trophy Earned: The Soldier( A soldier joined your ranks )(Bronze)(Common 95.43%)
--Trophy Earned: Hunt( You did your first hunt )(Bronze)(Common 93.74%)
--Trophy Earned: Cook( You cooked your first meal )(Bronze)(Common 92.41%)
--Trophy Earned: Construction( You constructed your first building )(Bronze)(Common 85.87%)
--Trophy Earned: Education( You learned your first skill )(Bronze)(Common 82.97%)
--Trophy Earned: The Nurse( A nurse joined your ranks )(Bronze)(Common 70.87%)
Call of Duty Black Ops 4(PS4)
--Trophy Earned: Stargazer( Earn a Star with each Specialist )(Bronze)(Rare 10.75%)
--Trophy Earned: Skirmisher( Win 1 Skirmish with each Specialist (10 total) )(Bronze)(Rare 10.75%)
Red Dead Redemption 2(PS4)
--Trophy Earned: Just a Scratch( Complete 'Enter, Pursued by a Memory'. )(Bronze)(Common 97.08%)
--Trophy Earned: Back in the Mud( Complete Chapter 1. )(Bronze)(Common 91.50%)
--Trophy Earned: Give to the Poor( Donate $250 to the gang tithing box. )(Bronze)(Common 70.78%)
--Trophy Earned: Errand Boy( Deliver 5 camp companion item requests. )(Bronze)(Rare 18.95%)
--Trophy Earned: Trusty Steed( Reach max bonding level with a horse. )(Bronze)(Common 71.67%)
--Trophy Earned: Locked and Loaded( Upgrade each available component for a single sidearm or longarm weapon. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 48.47%)
--Trophy Earned: To Greener Pastures( Complete Chapter 2. )(Bronze)(Common 62.75%)
--Trophy Earned: Breaking and Entering( Recover the stash from 4 homesteads. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 30.75%)LEVEL 18 PSN
--Trophy Earned: Take From the Rich( Rob or loot $250. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 49.28%)
--Trophy Earned: Settling Feuds( Complete Chapter 3. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 46.24%)
--Trophy Earned: Hobby Horse( Play all mini games. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 28.90%)
--Trophy Earned: Artificial Intelligence( Discover the fate of Marko Dragic. )(Bronze)(Rare 15.12%)
--Trophy Earned: It was THIS Big!( Catch a fish weighing at least 16 lbs (7.3 kg). )(Bronze)(Uncommon 29.61%)
--Trophy Earned: Friends With Benefits( Complete a Companion Activity in each camp. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 24.32%)
--Trophy Earned: Self Sufficient( Craft 30 unique items in Story Mode. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 20.07%)
--Trophy Earned: Western Stranger( Complete 10 Stranger mission strands. )(Bronze)(Rare 16.86%)
--Trophy Earned: Washed Ashore( Complete Chapter 4. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 36.50%)
--Trophy Earned: Extreme Personality( Reach maximum or minimum Honor level. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 26.86%)
--Trophy Earned: No Traitors( Complete Chapter 5. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 34.38%)
--Trophy Earned: Third Time Lucky( Complete 'Goodbye, Dear Friend'. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 31.23%)
--Trophy Earned: Lending a Hand( Complete all optional Honor story missions. )(Silver)(Rare 16.99%)
--Trophy Earned: Redemption( Complete 'Red Dead Redemption'. )(Silver)(Uncommon 29.03%)
--Trophy Earned: Cowboy Builder( Complete 'A New Jerusalem'. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 26.12%)
--Trophy Earned: Endless Summer( Complete the Epilogue. )(Gold)(Uncommon 25.09%)
--Trophy Earned: Paying Respects( Find the graves of each of your fallen companions. )(Bronze)(Very Rare 8.40%)3000th Trophy
--Trophy Earned: Breakout( Red Dead Online: Complete the Intro. )(Bronze)(Uncommon 21.80%)
--Trophy Earned: Series Major( Red Dead Online: Take part in a Series. )(Bronze)(Rare 12.90%)
--Trophy Earned: Gun For Hire( Red Dead Online: Accept 10 Free Roam missions from characters around the world. )(Bronze)(Very Rare 5.55%)
--Trophy Earned: Posse Up( Red Dead Online: Form a Persistent Posse. )(Bronze)(Ultra Rare 4.85%)
--Trophy Earned: Eventful( Red Dead Online: Play 5 Free Roam Events. )(Bronze)(Ultra Rare 3.50%)
--Trophy Earned: Getting Started( Red Dead Online: Reach Rank 10. )(Bronze)(Rare 10.20%)
--Trophy Earned: Picked to Perfection( Red Dead Online: Pick 25 Herbs. )(Bronze)(Very Rare 7.92%)
--Trophy Earned: Butchered( Red Dead Online: Sell 20 items to the Butcher. )(Bronze)(Very Rare 7.77%)
--Trophy Earned: Buckle Up( Red Dead Online: Achieve 5 gold belt buckles from awards. )(Bronze)(Ultra Rare 4.72%)
--Trophy Earned: Master Craftsman( Red Dead Online: Craft 20 items (excluding ammo). )(Bronze)(Very Rare 5.77%)
--Trophy Earned: The Real Deal( Red Dead Online: Achieve MVP 3 times (in a round with at least 4 players). )(Bronze)(Ultra Rare 3.71%)
--Trophy Earned: Lovely( Complete Under No Flag War Story )(Silver)(Uncommon 37.54%)
--Trophy Earned: Store fuglar fanga ingi flugor( Complete Nordlys War Story )(Silver)(Uncommon 31.20%)
--Trophy Earned: Storyteller( Complete the War Stories Under No Flag, Nordlys & Tirailleur on Medium )(Gold)(Uncommon 24.99%)
--Trophy Earned: Ou La Mort( Complete Tirailleur War Story )(Silver)(Uncommon 28.74%)
--Trophy Earned: Combat Engineer( In Multiplayer, build 10 fortifications in a round )(Silver)(Common 62.15%)
--Trophy Earned: Call 'em in!( In Multiplayer, as a squad leader call in 2 reinforcements in a round )(Silver)(Common 50.97%)
--Trophy Earned: Enemy Attrition( In Multiplayer, get 10 kills in a round )(Bronze)(Common 85.21%)
--Trophy Earned: Off-hand( In Multiplayer, kill 10 enemies with secondary weapons in a round )(Silver)(Uncommon 25.73%)
--Trophy Earned: Last Man Standing( In Multiplayer, have 3 squad members spawn on you )(Bronze)(Common 92.45%)
--Trophy Earned: Not On My Watch( In Multiplayer, perform 10 squad revives )(Bronze)(Common 76.87%)
--Trophy Earned: Grim Reaper( In Multiplayer, kill 30 enemies )(Silver)(Common 84.29%)
--Trophy Earned: Heads Down( In Multiplayer, fully suppress 5 enemies )(Silver)(Common 70.23%)
--Trophy Earned: Hoist the Flag( In Multiplayer, capture 10 flags in Frontlines )(Silver)(Uncommon 31.81%)
Spyro the Dragon(PS4)
--Trophy Earned: Hop, Skip, and Jump( Find the hidden entrance to Sunny Flight )(Bronze)(Common 92.97%)
--Trophy Earned: Leaf on the Wind( Glide to secret Egg Thief area in Town Square )(Bronze)(Common 89.42%)
--Trophy Earned: Sheep Kebab( Flame 10 sheep in Stone Hill )(Bronze)(Common 79.81%)
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"Be careful around combustibles. Daylight burns the quickest" - my sister
"I scare some people with my existentialism"
"It smells like food in here"... "That's because I'm here and I'm a snack." - my sister's girlfriend
"Great things never came from comfort zones." -someone on google
"Everyday may not be good but there is good in every day." - www.wow4u.com
"Some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a beautiful day"
"If we shouldn't eat at night, why is there a light in the fridge?"
Something I've been thinking about a lot is the past of the brony fanbase. I've been lamenting how I never got to experience those moments because I thought MLP: FiM was trash. (Because I never watched it.) So I figured why not tell the story of how I became a brony?
I guess I'll begin with the launch of the Hub. At the time, I was a wee 13 year old. I saw ads for the Hub all over television. I thought nothing of it, because I thought it was just some stupid kids channel. One of things they promoted in their ads was MLP: FiM. (Again, I thought little of it, as I thought that MLP was just a stupid little girls show at the time.) A few months later, though, I lost access to cable. Then I think about a year or two later, I saw all this stuff about "bronies" on the internet. I think I'll let Filthy Frank sum up how I felt about it at first:
Then, my little brother's best friend at the time, (Who was a brony) kept watching all sorts of MLP stuff to annoy my little brother. And then he was like: "I'm gonna watch apple.mov!" And I overheard him watching it and I thought to myself: "Y'know, that actually looks kinda interesting! I need to check it out sometime!" And so about a year later, I did! I watched every episode of HotDiggedyDemon's "Pony.mov" series, and I thought to myself: "This is really funny!" And then one day, out of extreme, morbid, INSANE curiosity, I decided to watch the first episode. I even remember during the intro of it, I was thinking to myself: "Oh boy... here we go... we've got about 5 minutes and then they're gonna start talking about tea parties and dress up!" But then, something amazing (Or horrible) happened... I ended up LOVING it. And then, a few months later, I binge watched the entire series, found out about the MLP forums, and here I am today! Just one note about MLP: FiM before I sign off, I'll be honest, before I became a brony, I didn't WANT the show to suck, I just EXPECTED it to. (Because it's for little girls and shows for little girls are typically pretty damn bad.)
So yeah. That's the story of how I became a brony in a nutshell! Please leave your questions, comments, and complaints in the comments below. See ya!
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Another year, more stat blogs!
Content Count: 2580 Posts made, that counted.(+11)
Day's Won: 7 Days having the most brohoofed content.(--)
Last day having most brohoofed content: 30th December 2014
Ammount of Brohoofs: 24.644 Brohoofs received(+349)
Followers: 393 Users following me.(+5)
Forum Rank: Pony
Profile Views: 400.881 times User watched my profile.(+3.903)
Last 6 Visitors:
Ammount of Blogs: 5(+0)
Ammount of Entries in my Blogs: 197 Entries(+1)
Ammount of Comments in my Blogs: 219 Comments(+0)
Ammount of Views in my Blogs: 27.178 Views(+211)
Ammount of Content: 2.633 Pages(+7)
Ammount of Status Updates: 314 Pages(+4)
Ammount of Status Replies: 570 Pages(+6)
Topics Posted by Me: 35 Topics(+0)
Posts in "Count to a million" = 58.426(--)
Days Won Counter:
3rd on 7th November 2015 with 34 Brohoofs
2nd on 21st June 2015 with 85 Brohoofs
2nd on 14th June 2015 with 194 Brohoofs
3rd on 31st May 2015 with 67 Brohoofs
2nd on 27th May 2015 with 106 Brohoofs
2nd on 22nd March 2015 with 154 Brohoofs
3rd on 1st February 2015 with 57 Brohoofs
3rd on 31st January 2015 with 68 Brohoofs
3rd on 26th January 2015 with 71 Brohoofs
1st on 30th December 2014 with 128 Brohoofs
3rd on 13th December 2014 with 37 Brohoofs
3rd on 7th December 2014 with 47 Brohoofs
2nd on 6th December 2014 with 35 Brohoofs
2nd on 23rd November 2014 with 48 Brohoofs
1st on 12th October 2014 with 158 Brohoofs
2nd on 4th October 2014 with 78 Brohoofs
2nd on 1st June 2014 with 76 Brohoofs
3rd on 18th May 2014 with 60 Brohoofs
1st on 26th April 2014 with 152 Brohoofs
3rd on 25th April 2014 with 80 Brohoofs
2nd on 21st April 2014 with 94 Brohoofs
2nd on 15th April 2014 with 118 Brohoofs
2nd on 12th April 2014 with 75 Brohoofs
3rd on 9th April 2014 with 75 Brohoofs
3rd on 8th April 2014 with 131 Brohoofs
2nd on 1st April 2014 with 77 Brohoofs
2nd on 31st March 2014 with 114 Brohoofs
2nd on 30th March 2014 with 90 Brohoofs
1st on 29th March 2014 with 96 Brohoofs
1st on 27th March 2014 with 73 Brohoofs
1st on 26th March 2014 with 78 Brohoofs
2nd on 18th March 2014 with 29 Brohoofs
3rd on 17th March 2014 with 28 Brohoofs
1st on 9th March 2014 with 78 Brohoofs
3rd on 28th February 2014 with 27 Brohoofs
3rd on 24th February 2014 with 25 Brohoofs
Ranking most Brohoofs received: 7th(+1)
Ranking most Content: Not included(--)
Ranking most Status Updates: 3th(--)
Ranking most Articles: Not included(Doesn't exist anymore)
Ranking most Characters: Not included(--)
Ranking most Answers: Not included(--)
Ranking most EQE Characters: Not included(--)
Most Submissions: Not included(--)
Most Banners: Not included(--)
Ranking most Calendar Events: Not included(--)
Ranking most Applications: Not included(Doesn't exist anymore)
Ranking most Blog Entries: 10th(NEW)
Ranking most Posts(All): 1st(--)
Ranking most Product Reviews: Not included(Doesn't exist anymore)
Awards received: 36(+2)
Fics: 4 completed(+0), 0 uncompleted(-0), 0 Unsubmitted(+0)
PlayStation Trophies: 3.023 Trophies(+28) 23 Platinum(--) 116 Gold(+1) 476 Silver(+9) 2.408 Bronze(+18)
- = Got more rare += Got less rare
Rarest Platinum: War Hero(Killzone 2)(--) 2.29%(-0.01%)
Unrarest Platinum: Valedictorian(Bully)(--) 24.61%(-0.11%)
Rarest Gold: Key To The City(Grand Theft Auto IV)(--) 2.64%(-0.01%)
Unrarest Gold: Collateral Damage(The Order 1886)(--) 80.78%(-0.07%)
Rarest Silver: Mission Complete(Call of Duty Black Ops 2)(--) 3.01%(-0.00%)
Unrarest Silver: Bare-knuckle Slugger(Uncharted 2 Among Thieves)(--) 85.28%(-0.02%)
Rarest Bronze: High IQ(Call of Duty Black Ops 2)(--) 2.71%(+0.00%)
Unrarest Bronze: A Rite of Passage(Table Top Racing: World Tour)(--) 98.51%(-0.00%)
Games Played: 92 Games(+4)
Completed Games(100% Trophies): 16 Games(--)
Unearned Trophies: 2.263 Trophies(+46)
Trophies per Day: 0.94(+0.00%)
-=Losed positions +=Earned positions
World Rank: 167.399(+671)
Country Rank(Germany): 13.582(+16)
MLP App Game Stats
Friendship Code: 24c4d30
Characters: 241(+30) from 694(+14)
Collections: 11(+0) from 123(+0)
Costumes: 44(+10) from 93(+0)
Shops: 77(+13) from 175(+3)
Current Laughter Pieces: 999(+8)
Current Generosity Pieces: 999(+0)
Current Honesty Pieces: 999(+3)
Current Kindness Pieces: 993(+1)
Current Loyalty Pieces: 994(+310)
Current Magic Pieces: 999(+153)
Current Stars: 1205(+150)
Current Friendships: 28(+2)
Current Achievements: 10(--) from 25(--)
Minelore Rank and record: 19.612(-9.731) with 48.799 Points(--)
Title Melody Rank and record: 2.871(-33) with 3.723 Points(--)
This Strange New World Rank and record: 13.434(+265) with 5.887 Points(--)
Time To Come Together Rank and record: 3.456(-13) with 18.195 Points(--)
EG-Groove Rank and record: 6.701(+197) with 14.905 Points(--)
Cafeteria-Song Rank and record: 19.872(+350) with 10.520 Points(--)
VIP Rank: 0(--)
Current Bits: 1.660.579(+1.185.877)
Current Gems: 127(+32)
Areas Unlocked: 7 of 7(--)
Hope you enjoyed those useless stats, see ya next month n.n
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I finally decided to write my first blog. Most of my future blogs will probably center around my hobby in astronomy.
Ever since I was a little kid, I was always fascinated with space, particularly the planets. My favorite planet will always be Saturn. I started the hobby with a simple store bought refractor telescope at the age of 8. It worked great on the moon, but that was about it. The mount it came with wasn't capable of tracking and the optics weren't good either. I remember seeing colors around the Moon when looking thru it. Come to find out, that was chromatic aberration and it's inherent in many refractors, well, except for superachromats. (But who has the money for those? Lol.) I used that telescope for a couple years before I moved on to other things.
I didn't return to the hobby till just a few years ago. Now that I was out of college and had a career, I had time and funds to return. I bought a small beginner reflector telescope with an equatorial mount and tracking motor. It wasn't anything fancy, but it was free of chromatic aberration and had tracking. After a while of observing, I was wanting to photograph what I saw. I checked some of the astronomy forums and bought a basic camera that slid into the focuser tube. Simply point the telescope and the planet shows up on the screen, right? I wish! Astronomy cameras have tiny chips and aligning a planet onto it is easier said than done. That bare bones setup got me started in planetary imaging, and I've been addicted to it ever since! I have made significant upgrades in the last two years. I now own 4 telescopes: Celestron C90, Aquila 90 refractor, Celestron C8, and Skywatcher 16 reflector.
2018 was an awesome year! I spent a lot of nights imaging Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars, and even the ice giants: Uranus and Neptune. I will never forget the views of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, or Saturn's wonderful rings in the eyepiece of that 16in telescope! Throughout 2018, I watched Venus go from nearly full to a thin crescent phase. Mars made it's closest approach in late July and was a wonderful sight in the eyepiece. My first image of Uranus with cloud details was also just a couple months ago. Towards the end of the year, I did some long exposure astrophotography of some of my favorite targets: Andromeda Galaxy, Pleaides, Horsehead and Orion's Nebula.
Moving on to 2019, I plan to continue my hobby. This year will kickoff with a lunar eclipse at the end of the month, so I can't wait for that! This year will be a bit different, though. Jupiter and Saturn will be low in the sky and Mars is already far away from us, so I won't spend as much time imaging them as I did last year. I will likely focus on long exposure astrophotography in the spring and summer months. On the planetary side, I hope to upgrade my tracking mount with Go-to capability so I can image the elusive planet: Mercury. It's always close to the Sun, so the best time to image it is during the day when the planet is higher in the sky. Unlike Venus, Mercury isn't bright enough to be seen during the day with the naked eye, so I will need the Go-to capability to find it. I have imaged Mercury in the past, but only when it was low in the sky after sunset. The only detail visible was the phase of the planet. I can image from UV-a to Near IR, so unless shortwave or thermal infrared cameras become affordable, I probably won't be buying any new cameras this year.
I hope you enjoyed reading this. If there are any questions or comments, go for it. I love talking about this stuff!
We have entered 2019, having come off of Season 8 and the Best Gift Ever special. And judging by what's going on with Hasbro, it looks as if Season 9 will be the final year of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic(Unless Hasbro pulls a fast one and announces ether a 10th season, or goes all out with some new specials or a Youtube series).
It's been a long ride for me and the series. I've enjoyed the entire cartoon, some of the merch(Including the famous MLP SDCC 2012 Derpy Hooves Figure.), interacting with the cast and crew, and even partaking in some of the best of the fandom(Including the SFM parts). I may stick around in the future, just in case there is a MLP G5. But if anything, it has been a blast with My Little pony: Friendship is Magic
P.S. I need to buy the entire series on DVD this year.
Well, here's something a BIT different, and a random bone to toss at @ChB (hopefully that was termed right... If it wasn't, you probably know what I meant to say. I'm trying to say it's a random "gift" of sorts). I thought of this after watching Cosmodore's video ranking every classic SpongeBob episode (Seasons 1-3) from Worst to Best (I know it's over a year old now, but that's what initially inspired this). SpongeBob was once among the best cartoons of all time, and there's PLENTY of reason for that to almost be accepted fact for animation entusiasts. SpongeBob has seriously decayed from There's over a HUNDRED of them, so it would be too difficult to actually rank them, thus the tiered format (and even then the tiering of these is, well, quick considering how many there are). Also, If you don't know, the color scheme is supposed to be all of the colors SpongeBob has on him, aside from black and white (By the way, yes his chin is purple sometimes, like on the cover of Battle for Bikini Bottom) ... Of course, with the quality this series once had consistently, there's really a lack of episodes at the bottom...
Band Geeks, Pizza Delivery, SB-129, Arrgh!, Christmas Who?, Frankendoodle, The Fry Cook Games, Nasty Patty, Idiot Box, Wet Painters, Krusty Krab Training Video, Chocolate with Nuts, Mermaid and Barnacle Boy V, The Camping Episode
Help Wanted, Plankton!, Squeaky Boots, Culture Shock, F.U.N., Scaredy Pants, Karate Choppers, Sleepy Time, Neptune's Spatula, Your Shoe's Untied, Squid's Day Off, Dying for Pie, Squidville, Life of Crime, Survival of the Idiots, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III, Shanghaied, The Secret Box, The Graveyard Shift, Procrastination, Sailor Mouth, Squid on Strike, The Algae's Always Greener, Club SpongeBob, Just One Bite, Mermaid and Barnacle Boy IV, One Krabs Trash, Can You Spare a Dime?, Rock-a-Bye Bivalve, New Student Starfish, I Had an Accident
Reef Blower, Hall Monitor, Sandy's Rocket, Opposite Day, Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost, The Chaperone, Employee of the Month, Rock Bottom, Walking Small, Hooky, Something Smells, Big Pink Loser, Imitation Krabs, Wormy, Grandma's Kisses, Prehibernation Week, I'm Your Biggest Fanatic, The Smoking Peanut, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, Krusty Love, SpongeGuard on Duty, Doing Time, Snowball Effect, No Weenies Allowed, Krab Borg, Clams, The Great Snail Race, Born Again Krabs, Missing Identity, SpongeBob Meets the Strangler
Bubblestand, Jellyfishing, Home Sweet Pineapple, Jellyfish Jam, Nature Pants, MuscleBob BuffPants, The Paper, Texas, Bossy Boots, Bubble Buddy, Patty Hype, No Free Rides, Squirrel Jokes, Gary Takes a Bath, Artist Unknown, (Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm), My Pretty Seahorse, As Seen on TV, Squilliam Returns, Ugh, Mid-Life Crustacean, Pranks a LotMediocre-Naughty Nautical Neighbors, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, Pickles, Suds, Fools in April, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II, Dumped, Pressure, Valentine's Day, Jellyfish Hunter, The Bully, Krabby Land, Plankton's Army, The Sponge Who Could FlyBad-
I'm With Stupid, I Was a Teenage Gary, Party Pooper Pants
Yet again, it wasn't really made over a lot of time, so I may not be remembering things the way I thought I did on some episodes. When I initially made this list, for example, there were plenty of episodes I forgot existed, and also some that I actually got confused until I looked at plot summaries. I haven't watched a ton of these episodes I recent times either and that doesn't help my recollection.
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Well, I got no clue of how to begin this... So I'm just going to write as I go.
I think a chunk of you will know me, whenever my name, or interaction, or whatever else.
I originally joined this place way, wayyy back in 2013, on this very day, December 31st, or the day where I said bye to a year and hi to another. That year was something unique, because it was what I consider the worst time of my life, with circumstances both on and outside my control that dragged me towards the wrong roads of life, and even to this day, I believe that joining this place did some important changes to me, which actually did help me steer my life back towards a better road. I'm not going to go into detail of what exactly happened because, you know, personal information, buuut it was by meeting people through my stay here that my way of seeing things took a turn. For the better or the worse? Who knows~ But it did help me realize more of myself as time went on.
A lot of those people are not even here anymore, some because of just leaving, others because of doing something bad, others because a combination of both, or others because of my actions. I don't think most of them will ever see this, and hell, I am not even going to name anyone to avoid possible preferences, but you all did something for me~
Nowadays I still have some people near me, and I could not be happier as a result. I found love, care and kindness thanks to many, but those that are near me today really gave me a slap in the wrist about what it means to follow your own goodwill. Hell, I would argue that thanks to them I found out more about me than I could have found out otherwise.
Another thing is me being a moderator (and former one after this is shown to the public), with me willingly choosing to leave on the same day I joined, I don't even know because of irony or some hidden meaning. But what I want to say is that, when I originally joined this place, I was a mess, in terms of following the rules and a lot more, but some people did also guide me towards being a better person, and realizing my full potential as who I am now, and even managed to help people of the place I learned to love, with said place being this forums. Banning trolls, helping users with issues, and trying to bring the fairest justice alongside the other members of the staff, it was a time to never forget, and even today I still think on my most lively days as a moderator. What I want to say is that anyone can become a better person, no matter how hard or impossible it might seem. But I can tell you this, as I was not precisely the biggest role model on my first months on here, both in real life and in forums, that you can become better than you are now.
Keep on mind that this blog is very disjointed, but I am well aware of it. This is a blog that I write to tell about me and what this place meant to me, where I found people to love and to have fun with, and where I found who I really am, even if today I might still be doing that road in some shape or form. Something I did realize though is that I ... grew old of this place? I don't know what words to use to describe it, but I feel like I should move on towards greener pastures, if that makes sense. Not like it means I dislike this place or anything, but it just... feels different today. Most of my social interactions are done by personally messaging people rather than searching on the outside like I did in the past.
After this blog is on, I'm effectively dropping the badge and leaving this place. I would say permanently, but I can't predict in the future if I'll ever have a wish to come back and post. But for the time being, I am hanging all my effective things and leaving this place. Those that want to keep contact with me already got a way to do so, to be simply honest~
I.. don't even know what else to say, really. Again, I'm writing as I go about how I feel, but even though I share many more things to say, I keep them to myself because of the rather personal presence of them. I just want to say that you are all beautiful people, and that no matter what, joining this place is something I don't regret even a single bit, even with all the weird and bad stuff that happened along the road.
Speaking here is Joel, and this is the last time you'll probably hear me say this, but shippppppppppppppping~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I guess this is it..I was holding off on writing this for so long, but it has come to this point.. A lot of my role-plays have just died and I don't know what went wrong? I mean, it is possible that I am just trash at it, hell I'm trash as a person in general, so why wouldn't I be trash at trying to play as someone I am not as well? I know I am not mentally or emotionally well, that much is clear..this is not a cry for help...or is it? I certainly know I am not going to do something like cut myself or anything, worst I'll do is try to get drunk and forget things.. These songs kind of describe me at the moment.
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I have felt strongly about this for a long time. It is something that simply can not be denied any longer, something we can not ignore, something we can not treat lightly. It's a problem that has crept into our homes, into our lives. It's a problem that has been growing over the years and instead of combatting it, people are embracing it. It's become disgusting to me how we are allowing this particular group of people to go completely undiscriminated. It's a foul thing that is the enemy of humanity. I can tolerate it no longer.
This particular group of people should be met with ire, they should be hunted down like the dogs they are and put down. They should be wiped from the gene pool so they don't infect the rest of the population. They are the scourge of humanity and deserve nothing but hatred and scorn. I am about to post a photo, those with weak constitutions please stop reading now. You've been warned:
IT'S FUCKING HORRIBLE ISN'T IT!?
YOU BASTARDS LEAVING HALF EATEN FOOD IN A SHARED FOOD BOX LIKE THIS. I SEE IT WITH DONUTS, WITH POPTARTS. YOU FUCKERS. THE SHIT JUST GETS STALE AND NO ONE IS GOING TO EAT THAT CRAP NOW. YOU DESERVE SWIFT DEATH.
I think we can all agree: we must wipe the race of people who take a bite of food and put it back off the face of the earth. No mercy for these inferior beings.
Stand with me, comrades!