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  1. 8 points
    @CypherHoof @~Angel Dust~ @Tacodidra @Meson Bolt @Sparklefan1234 @TheTaZe @Thuja @Azul Maya @StitchandMLPlover @Twilighto @Renegade the Unicorn @TheRockARooster @Phosphor, @Emerald<3 @Captain Clark Thank you all so very much for the kind words and support. It really means a lot. I love you all <3
  2. 6 points
    No matter what happens, the show will never truly fade away from our hearts.
  3. 5 points
    Sound very nice to have medication, and being able to get your life back again! I am currently following most of your steps taken on this forum, as you inspire me to post as well.
  4. 5 points
    Trying not to be blunt here, I'm just bad at... well, expressing emotions. Congrats on coming out, though. I didn't really see it coming, this is all kind of out of left field for me, but it doesn't make me think of you any less as a person. It's pretty brave for someone to deviate from the social norm, so I'm glad to see that you're becoming comfortable with yourself and your sexuality. Proud of you, sis.
  5. 5 points
    @Tacodidra @Captain Clark Thanks guys. I appreciate it. @DusksuD Well, I'm glad to hear that you're doing a lot better now. As for me, I guess I'll have to take it as it comes and hope for the best. I appreciate you sharing your experiences. @Sherbert MGS I'm sorry to hear that. I've been having problems like this for the last eight or nine years, so this really isn't the first time. @Califorum @TheTaZe I do agree that finding someone to speak with is warranted, but it doesn't seem to have helped a ton. I suppose I have no choice, but to keep trying.
  6. 5 points
    I somewhat empathize; I tend to have rather strange interests as well. You may not know this, but in spite of my recent fondness for My Little Pony, it is actually competing with Godzilla for my favorite franchise of all time. Even so, however... I virtually never mention the latter here. Perhaps I am too submissive, but I only mention things I believe others will care about in specific situations. For example, I also frequent Toho Kingdom alongside MLPF, and discuss Godzilla and other miscellaneous daikaiju there. It is all a matter of which audience you are speaking to, the overall community, or which individual you are speaking to, in my experience. Some people are more inclined to be more interested in certain things than others, so I do my best to cater towards them. Everyone socializes differently, however... and I am known to be rather obsequious. Either way, I do understand how it feels to have rather alienating differences; in most situations, it's as if you can ever truly unleash your passions. Fortunately, however, we live in an age where being "strange" is easier than ever, and it appears that it will only get easier as time goes on. I would hardly consider your interests limiting, when all is said and done; mutual interests may connect people, but they are hardly the basis for relationships, after all.
  7. 5 points
    That's a familiar feeling to me... I've always had niche interests too. And it does feel quite frustrating that no one else seems to be interested in them (not talking about people here on the forums but offline). To be honest, it seems to me that most people aren't really interested in anything – even most of the things you mentioned you're not interested in would be considered niche interests where I'm from. As for the status updates, I've enjoyed the ones you've posted with music. I always try to listen to the songs, either immediately or sometimes saving them for later... But it's often difficult for me to think of any replies to those kinds of statuses (besides repeating "Good song" over and over, which would feel like spamming ), as interesting as the songs are. And that seems to be the case for a lot of people, I've noticed the music statuses don't usually get many replies (though I enjoy them, and I'm sure many others do too). With the other non-MLP related subjects, I'd guess a lot of people just feel they aren't familiar enough with the subject in question. I try to reply to those sometimes, but I feel trying to comment on a status about a movie or game (or anything else) I know literally nothing about might just prove annoying (which is just about the last thing I want to be). So in my case, at least, a lack of reply from me doesn't mean I'm disinterested in those things, just that I can't think of anything to say for the reasons I mentioned above. And by all means, continuing to post about things you care about is the right thing to do!
  8. 5 points
    I understand what you mean about niche interests. Pokemon might be my absolute favourite thing ever, but a lot of other things I do like is not really known well by others. Or at worst, those other things I follow is considered a meme or not good. I'm honestly too afraid to say I like so-and-so these days because people are usually just so hard to relate to
  9. 5 points
    I have to say, you're making progress really quickly! Keep it up!
  10. 5 points
    Maybe so, but I know I can do better. I simply must! :3
  11. 5 points
    Like I said, cutest art of Lucky I've seen so far! You did an especially good job on the hair, very detailed. I also find it flattering you dream of Lucky's hair now.
  12. 5 points
    Old people complaining about young people is something that has always happened and will most likely keep happening. Let's make sure we don't do that when we're old ourselves!
  13. 5 points
    Definintely not mine. It's a part of me now.
  14. 5 points
    A year... time really flies! I'm glad to hear the year has been an awesome one for you! May the next one be just as great, or even better! Thanks for your invaluable contribution to the community, and even more importantly, for being an amazing friend! It's people like you that make this community what it is!
  15. 5 points
    I hope things get better for you, my friend! Therapy is a good choice – if it helps even a little, it's worth it, and I doubt it would do any harm at least. I wish you all the best!
  16. 5 points
    @Kevin Tang It may get even better. It's hard to tell in % to be honest. Most of the mechanics are done, there are just some smaller things to add/tweak, which will be done along with progress. So code-wise, it all works now. ...But that itself isn't enough for any kind of public release, as at the moment there's like... one minute of gameplay without any goals... What prevents me from releasing the alpha now is the level design and audio. Level design: I need to make graphics (tiles) and that surely takes some time. Building the levels should be relatively quick once I'd get the tiles done. Along with levels, I'll need to draw, animate and code AI of enemies and bosses, as parasprites only would be too cheap, even for an alpha release. If I was a decent artist, it wouldn't take long ~ it would be a relatively quick process I believe. Audio: Legit NES chiptunes. I've toyed with it in the past, so I want to at least try to make these myself, rather than shamelessly using whatever I'd find online (as commonly seen in other pony fangames). So everything will be original, sounds and music made by myself, I suppose. I've got some sounds done, but there's still so much work before me, especially music (as I have nothing ). ---And again, I'm not really experienced at this, so it may take a while for me. I also need to establish a style for soundtracks first, so I'll be toying with different sounds. Though on the other hoof, there will be always time for improvements, so at first I may just put some silly placeholders I'll come up with. I really cannot estimate how long it will take, but if I really had to blindly guess the % of the progress towards the alpha release... I'd say about 50%. The amount of code I wrote is relatively high already and considering how much time I have spent on programming, the rest should be much faster to do, but all combined, I suppose it will make that other 50% in total. If I was decent at art and music composing, everything would be nicely working in max 2-3 weeks I believe. However, the lack of experience will multiply that time. Also *cough* *cough* if not job... *cough* cough* ~ yeah. In fact, I coooooould rush with it just to release *something*, so there would be a working game with 'acceptable' assets in about a week, but that's not what I like to do, unless there's a deadline. An example of poor result compared to what I had in plans is the "The Bookhorse" minigame I've made for the Twilight's Day. Even though it was just a silly project made in about 4 days, I cannot really say, that I'm proud of it. TL;DR - About 50% ~ Now I need to make actual levels, more enemies, sounds and music. @Passion That language makes things nicely polished, so that itself is a good reason to upvote. jk @Sparklefan1234 Yeah, he is the only one patient enough to not run all over the place. @Phosphor Rapid fire! Explosions! Total Destruction! jk! jk! I know, right?
  17. 4 points
    I have heard many of these names before. Thanks for putting them into context! Very nicely written as well!
  18. 4 points
    @ShadOBabe TheRockATrice? I voted for The Beast King myself. Hard to say why, but it's the most Nightmare Night-esque one to me.
  19. 4 points
    I proudly admit 246G and Dash’s shitty behavior pissed me off. That said, I don’t hate the episode, only dislike. Also, people like myself dislike the episode in large part because Dash is written poorly. Bashed the idea of synchronized cheering even though she taught Fluttershy how to spontaneously cheer. Bashed the concept of cheerleading in front of five students who not only looked forward to it, but believed it was interesting. In their eyes, Rainbow Dash was the best teacher for the job. And she bashed their desire to their faces. Two students ran off crying because Dash’s insult hurt them, and she remained remorseless for it. The episode exaggerated her obliviousness and made her out of character by treating her cheerleading class and students as inferior to the buckball team itself. She actively showed to them that being at the buckball field, scheming her way out, and being less than lazy mattered more, and that they have to fend for themselves. Snips, despite Bit signs in his eyes, showed more patience and competence than her! By whining about being “demoted,” she took what was supposed to be a fun class, embarrassed them, and sucked the energy out in 48 hours. Only a teacher this callous and selfish could do that. Dash may not have the smoothest personality and doesn’t always need to be a sweetheart, but she is also supposed to be likeable and a role model. Common Ground and The Washouts are two recent examples of great Dash episodes; in the latter, Dash wasn’t exactly at her best with her ego accentuating the conflict, but her heart was in the right place. What she’s doing here isn’t role-modelish, endearing, or sympathetic. This would be a role I would rather see antagonists or hate sinks do, not one of the biggest protagonists.
  20. 4 points
    The way you take inspiration (like watching that art stream), and improve from that, shows in your art! You are such an artist! Lovely art piece!
  21. 4 points
    Very nice, she looks great!
  22. 4 points
    Roughly five minutes after:
  23. 4 points
    I think acceptance goes without saying - this is The Herd, we want you to be true to yourself and happy with that I am glad you feel able to be a little more open about this now, especially, as you say, when it is Pride week. I imagine it won't make a lot of practical difference though, just increase the range of others you can admit you find sexy, but not as much so as your Special Somepony
  24. 4 points
    I'm sorry to hear the year has been a bit mixed for you... Hopefully, all the good things will dominate the rest of the year! While I can't say I have any particularly interesting stories to tell about when I was 17, I remember it was actually quite nice. And Frank Sinatra seemed to agree. I hope you have an amazing year, my friend! Stay fabulous!
  25. 4 points
    17. Quite a big number. I'll be there in less than a year as well. 2019, has definitely passed very quickly. The year hasn't exactly been spectacular for me, but I do hope you accomplish what you desire. It may be hard, but it will all be worth it in the end. Even if you do feel like throwing your hat down and saying screw it, keep going. It will all go well in the end.
  26. 4 points
    You mention that Yona works as the main character for this episode for two reasons: Her being the most “emotional and vulnerable” and the “least ladylike” of the Student Six. I think a third aspect, as I mentioned in my EQD review, makes her struggle especially deep and revealing: Yak culture, as we’ve seen in “Party Pooped” and elsewhere, doesn’t place a high value on imitation or accept the “When in Rome” principle fully. For even a yak to feel pressured into “fitting in” not only heightens her struggle, but shows how pervasive a tendency toward imitation (or as you might put it, assimilation) is in pony culture. The fact that this is the first time the School (eventually) had a real cultural exchange is indeed one of the episode’s great innovations over episodes prior. While some may dismiss an episode like this as filler, I suspect that the experiences the Mane Six have here will be very informative as they prepare to take over Equestria, starting the cultural reform that sees friendship not in terms of similarities (as the pervasiveness of the “assimilation” idea shows), but respect that transcends differences.
  27. 4 points
    I *totally* get it. That's why I try to find things I do have in common with people & work from there.
  28. 4 points
    Nice artwork. I can see a progress in quality.
  29. 4 points
    @Rikifive @Dark Horse I think all the support I've been getting is a big factor in my progress. Still, I'll do what I can to keep improving. Thank you both!
  30. 4 points
    Stunning work, Lyra. Especially given that you haven't been at this for too long. This is a fine attempt! Lucky looks pleased. Motivation to keep at it!
  31. 4 points
    Thanks @Sparklefan1234! I'll do my best.
  32. 4 points
    You did an awesome job! And it's always great to see a banner with ponies who rarely appear in them (I wonder if this is the first one with Roseluck in it)!
  33. 4 points
    Good evening, my friend! I'm glad to hear your first year here has been amazing – I hope the next one is every bit as good, or even better! Thanks for being an awesome friend! A day wouldn't be complete without your status updates – even on a not-so-good day, it always cheers me (and I'm sure a lot of others too) up to read them, see the cute ponies you post and of course have a little chat! And no matter what kind of day you have, you're always friendly to everyone (even on Tuesdays)! Happy forumversary to you, and may there be many more to come!
  34. 4 points
    One year? It feels like it was longer than that. Really nice story you have there, I've never met a brony irl. I'm happy that you had a great time here and I hope, that the next years will be even better! Happy anniversary~!
  35. 4 points
    here's to many more years, and all the naan and the mochi ! i had quite the oposite problem when i first joined the fandom which is even less than a year ago, i was on when activity was the lowest, but everyone still managed to find my posts and the games even if a bit late, this comunity sure has it's way of making you feel included
  36. 4 points
    Thanks for the support everyone. It means more than you know.
  37. 4 points
    That's a beautiful Roseluck! Very good progress so far!
  38. 4 points
    @CosmicSpark @Rikifive Thank you so much.
  39. 4 points
    Happy forumversary, my friend!! Even Rarity is happy for you.
  40. 4 points
    Methinks you are using a very bad sample of people considering this is coming from youtube comment sections and you never know when people are being serious or are justing trolling your ass. And the "my definition of an alt-righter is likely different to your definition" should immediately invalidate you from even making this blog post. If you can't pinpoint who they are, the agreed definition of who they are, you can just label anyone under the sun alt-right and it will just leave off far more people being alienated and pissed off. Alt-right = White Nationalists/White ethno Nationalists. This is their main goal and what they unite under as their priority goal, the establishment of a white ethno state. And Notch is not an alt-righter. Zkrahks is right, you are oversimplifying the issue. If you seriously wish to criticize the alt-right, look at what some of their main thought leaders are putting out, what their ideas are and policies would be. Resarch people like Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor. Otherwise, you have not done a single thing to even criticize the alt-right, just some random posts on a video.
  41. 4 points
    Sometimes, the best course of action is to be open like this and admit that you're going through some tough times. We all face our burdens in life, and occasionally it seems like they're all too much, but it's through the support of others and those whom are willing to listen that we find the strength to endure. Tried and true method that I can vouch for many times over. Therapy can really work wonders too, though. Just having that point of release and a medical professional to confide in more personally can sometimes help you reach an understanding of your own mind and thoughts.
  42. 4 points
    I care, dude. And I'm sure many others here do as well. It's always sad to see one of my friends in so much pain. Although, I personally don't really like sharing personal matters as well, Maybe talking about your thoughts with somepony you genuinely trust or a therapist might help. I really hope you feel better soon. I honestly wish I could do something to help. I hope you know that you are important to me and I care about you.
  43. 4 points
  44. 4 points
    From a 4 rounds burst assault rifle To an automatic belt-fed shotgun with birdshot Nice work on the progress! How far is your development progress before you release the alpha? (In percent)
  45. 4 points
    Luna comes to visit me in my dreams sometimes. She always makes the bad dream a good one. I've always felt that she is real, and that Luna can enter into some ponies dreams, those who have a deep connection with FiM.
  46. 3 points
    I'm very sorry to hear that! While I may not be able to help much, there's one thing I want to say. You said you've tried to be a good person. From what I know, I definitely think you are one! You're always friendly to everyone here. You're always there to reply to our statuses – and at least to me, it means a lot when people do that. Even if you don't see it yourself, I think you're an amazing person and friend (and I'm sure everyone else here feels the same). Even if you don't think it's likely at the moment, I really hope things get better for you. You definitely deserve it!
  47. 3 points
    Short answer: With the current design, at this very moment it does not. Long answer: It's still debatable. Read further if interested. Now that, is a good question. Personally I love when the bar length changes along with maximum value. It gives that nice feeling, that you actually can see how your max HP is increasing, rather than just numbers getting bigger. However, with the current design I planned to give up on that feature, taking the breath meter next to it into consideration. That itself is not a problem though, I could move it somewhere else or re-design it. The problem is that HP really changes, from like 6-8 points at the beginning to more than 50 near the end (it's still subject to change, as it may be balanced in later stages of development). The gap is rather big, so if I'd plan the segments to represent a specific amount of HP, I'd have to keep in mind, that the bar's length would be multiplied by 6 - 7 during the playthrough. For example, in this image: The HP bar's length is 50 pixels regardless of the amount of MAX HP. It has 10 segments, each having 5 pixels. At the moment it simply helps to determine the % of the HP. 4 segments would mean 40%, whether that would be 4/10 or 20/50 HP. It's pretty long already, so if I wanted to make the length change, then assigning 1 pixel for each HP would be pretty reasonable. Then, HP 27 / 60 would look like this: --which is fine, but--- at first it would look like this, for example, HP 7 / 13 --which is now kind of funny and hardly readable. Well 13 is almost fine as seen above, but 6-8 not really. So I'd have to to do something like I had initially, for example give it around 25 pixels by default (to make it readable in small scales) and then increase its length by 1 pixel for every point or something. That however, would make the segments appear weirdly - misleading, pretty much meaningless, so it would be better to switch into a normal bar, something like: At first ~ HP 7 / 7 Bar Length: 25 + 7 = 32 And later stages ~ HP 27 / 50 Bar Length: 25 + 50 = 75 To be honest everything sounds nice and is doable, but I really, really cannot decide, so I'm open for any feedback regarding this. Having opinions or ideas? Please feel free to share these with me! The whole HUD can always be changed, so I could even start over if that would be for the better. Additionally, if you're having something in mind, such as designs from other games or some references, feel free to mention these as well! I'm always looking for some inspiration! The question is, which one do you have in mind? I was referring to the detailed designs. For example, if Nightmare Moon would be a boss, the bar would be somewhat Nightmare-Moon-Themed, like I did science there: It's cool and stuff, but I kinda went too far there. Boss bar is a must, I want it to be there. I always prefer to see how effective things are and how long the fight might be. By distracting I meant the fancy design mentioned above, not the bar itself. I can always make it simpler / smaller. Visual changes in sprites would be really nice, but yeah, it would be some extra work. I might consider adding such feature anyway, but that's after I'll be done with the game or at least close to fully releasing it. There will be always some time for polishing later if needed. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts!
  48. 3 points
    I think you did a terrific job on the forum banner, BFFFF! Keep up the good work!
  49. 3 points
    That's something I definitely agree on! Just a while ago, I'd never have expected to say this, but I think FIM might very well be my favorite show of all time. Looking at the whole experience – all the fun I've had, all the friends I've made after joining the fandom – I can't say any other show has ever done anything like that for me.
  50. 3 points