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  1. @OG CHUCK Altered this thread’s title to give it better context. I have also moved it to Media Discussion. No. They aren’t the nicest websites but it comes down to being free to say whatever you want and the Internet is the place to do that. I am against censorship. If you’re offended by a website, don’t visit it. It’s that simple. I am actually a member of Kiwi but I stay away from a lot of the threads there.
  2. if there was a way to ban a website from existing, it would be done. That control would also be abused. Of course the right thing to do would be to simply {not exist} all the bad websites where child porn and KKK webrings are, and all the host facilities for scammers and so on. But then about 0.2 seconds later, large companies would use the same tool to destroy websites that host content in a way that denies them money, and foreign governments would do the same to obfuscate information that's politically inconvenient.
  3. I believe the internet should never be censored, nor should anything need to censor in order to not have legal issues I am even going to say that KiwiFarms can exist, but people should call out the full out doxxing (me and a friend were both doxxed by kiwifarms)
  4. I don't believe in censorship, so there is no good reason to ban an entire website based on the actions of unruly users. That falls on the administration when it fails to act on enforcing the rules. Closing down websites sets quite possibly the worst precedent because it opens the door to erasing others from existence without stopping.
  5. too early to tell of course FIM wins, it is superior in every way: Has songs Has new and unique animations Character continuation Longer dedicated episodes Bigger fan base Cuter and better ponies
  6. Simply put, there isn't a central authority of the Internet and it'd be bad if there was. Not like it matters because the truly competent could remain anonymous despite. While the story of sonichu is both fascinating and entertaining, it is one of harassment. Given the purpose of Kiwi Farm, it probably should be taken down given the illegal activities that the start of its Wikipedia article would leave me to believe it's encouraging. 4 Chan while not always having the best users, is a bit of a sacred place on the Internet for freedom of speech and has served useful to helping the general public.
  7. ^Title Generally I'd say forum posts and such count (I guess) but one's history of posting or social media doesn't amount to much of a cohesive storyline. That is, unless you can really read between the lines. Fan fiction also counts.The way I see it, "If you write, you're a writer." None of this "you gotta make money" gatekeeping malarky. If you do write stuff, what have you written? What are you most proud of? Anything you want to share?
  8. That's the entire point of freedom of speech - to be able to say something that some people (maybe even the majority or the government) does not like. Being allowed to only say things that are pre-approved by the government is no freedom at all.
  9. I'd love to tell you all about my OC @Splashee! Name: Kitty Rose Type: Unicorn Gender: Female Appearance: Purple body with a long flowing pink mane and big blue eyes Cutie Mark: A paint palette to show her love of painting and colors Hobbies: Stroking her Kitty Kat and painting Additional Details: Sometimes she gets nervous that she's not a very good artist, but her Kitty Kat Sam always manages to calm her down I hope everypony likes her
  10. Neither site does anything inherently illegal just by existing. So if individuals do something illegal yes punish that. But censoring a site for ideas you don't like? Who are you to demand that? Worse and more importantly who do you trust with the power to ban nasty things you dislike that do not inherently harm people? Do you even grasp the legal precedent it sets? Or how dangerous greasing that slope is? This is why most people have no business discussing legal matters. They fail to do the most basic research needed to understand what they are asking or its long term consequences.
  11. I do not believe in censorship. Some things may be illegal and only those things should be banned. Everyone else, who would get extremely upset by the content on that site can just not go there.
  12. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Have some dashie.
  13. I hardly know anything about Kiwifarms and 4chan, but I've heard nothing but bad things about 4chan. I'm going to assume those places are really bad. So, with that said, outright banning those places has several issues that need addressing. Firstly, why should those two websites be banned? They surely are bad places, but to what standard are they being held to that would cause them to be deserving of nonexistence? Even if nothing but hate and illegal activities come from those websites, wouldn't it be better to just ignore them instead of banning them? Leave the illegal activities to the police who can deal with each individual involved accordingly. Secondly, who would do the banning? Perhaps the USA government could ban 4chan and Kiwifarms by making it illegal for US citizens to go on those websites. That would be a violation of freedom though, so it's not a good idea. That leads me to say that it would not be a good idea for anyone to be put in the position of banning websites, no matter how bad those websites are, for it would be a violation of freedom to do so. Furthermore, such a position would be abused, and many innocent websites or websites that hold views opposing those of the person in the position to ban websites would unjustly be banned. Thirdly, how will the ban be executed? Would the ban just be a prohibition for anyone to go on the website, but letting it exist? Such an idea would cause nothing but an uproar, for it would serve as nothing but a temptation for those wanting to view its contents. Perhaps the ban could instead be a deletion of the website, that would be far more effective. Fourthly, who is to say that the banning would only be for Kiwifarms and 4chan? This goes hand in hand with what I previously stated, that banning would be abused by whoever does the banning. The main problem with banning those two websites it that it opens the door to ban more websites. At first, it may start off with banning small, minor websites dedicated to illegal activities. However, the bans would become more strict and turn to other websites that are innocent until eventually certain opinions and views would become censored, leading to freedom of speech being nonexistent on the internet. Ultimately, I think it would not be a good idea to ban Kiwifarms and 4chan.
  14. Glad all the comments replying have been anti-censorship so far, keep this train rolling. I have never been a fan of either despite visiting them both on odd occasions, but those sites are not the problem, the people using them are the ones who cause the problems. Let the bad man have his opinion, let the bad man be punished for his actions, better to live and let be than give bad men power to intrude on everyone's lives.
  15. Graphics and music are everything! Unless you don't like that kind of stuff. But I do!
  16. Nah, graphics aren't everything. They're nice, don't get me wrong, but after a while, playing a game with tons of bugs in it gets really annoying, no matter how nice the graphics are.
  17. Personally, graphics aren't everything to me, although who doesn't love a really pretty game! Intricate and well-written storylines or games like Skyrim or Dragon Age with a ton of lore are probably the hallmark of my favorite games.
  18. Oh, heck no. If you don't like what they do, then don't visit those sites. They're not going to go chasing you down, are they?
  19. @Tao I know this isn’t romantic per se but I thought it was cute :3
  20. I like fim way more than pony life, its more adventurous.
  21. Don't ever let anyone tell Nintendo or they'll start charging $70 for Pokemon games, Wii U ports, HD remasters, and 2D games.
  22. And not just any sports game. A sports game in a series that featured casinos in its latest entry.
  23. I prefer to play games with good visuals, i don't really play that often tho
  24. I am all for the existence of Kiwi Farms & 4chan. I don't think either of them should be shut down. I mean sure, a small few of the users of these websites have done questionable things, but I see no reason why the websites themselves should be taken down or blacklisted. Every forum has users that do shitty things, it's not exclusive to these two. While Kiwi Farms is mainly focused around the discussion of eccentric and bizarre individuals online (e.g. Chris Chan etc.), 4chan has a huge variety of boards revolving around specific topics, most people seem to think it's just /b/ & /pol/ across the whole website, which really isn't the case. But yeah, censorship solves nothing, and restricting internet freedom does set a dangerous precedent for the future.
  25. If you believe that 4chan is a hub for hackers and criminals, you've never actually visited the website.
  26. This is my voice. Saying a severe thunderstorm warning that is going on as we speak. https://voca.ro/aLzugxON3y9 I wish my voice was more girly though
  27. I actually use 4Chan occasionally to post in /mlp/ so I would be against any ban on that site. I don't know enough about Kiwi Farms, but for the sake of freedom of speech and internet freedom I would be against shuttering that site too, as toxic as a community it is.
  28. Not for me. I can use the mind to trump any kind of media, even this reality of ours. It is immensely satisfying to see things inside your mind come to life. Mind you, the mind of our dear father is very complexed. But it cannot surpass mine. One day, you may even get to live inside my mind. A world much less conflictive than this.
  29. Not everything. But all aspects of a game are equally important to me. One bad aspect ruins the whole experience for me. Annoying music in every battle or city? Game-breaking bugs? Oof. Graphics are the same. Not every developer understands what complementary colors are. It could be hard to read the text. Some design choices are literally hurting in the eyes. Even though all aspects are important to me, which means I wouldn't play an "ugly" game, the aesthetics is what really matters to me. Personal taste. Some PSone or N64 games are looking so nice, I miss this nowadays. Not talking while wearing nostalgia glasses, sometimes I discover old games I never saw before and think how amazing they look.
  30. Freddy Fazbear (Five Night's at Freddy's franchise) (Didn't want to put a scary one!)
  31. @Randimaxis@Illiad Easle@Blitz Boom Bloom spent some time glancing around her surroundings, making sure that everypony was here, but then noticed that Mystic was missing again "Oh please, not again!" She thought before turning back just to spot her at a bench, together with Blitz "Well, That's a relief, thank goodness." As soon as she appoached the two, she heard their conversation When Bloom got closer, she observed Mystic doing a ritual that seemed a bit familiar to her. "Oh right, it's usually Zebras that communicate with the spirits. Never thought I'd see such thing again ever since one such zebra came to Canterlot to exhibit such thing. Though, I can't really remember much, since that was so long ago, but I thought that was fascinating. Enough of that, I need to be there for them." After arriving, she was about to say something, but instead, looked at what was being drawn "Oh my.." She thought, before trying to figure out if this was related to what just happened now "Hmm, that shows that there might be a riot going on, could that be the source of the scream we just heard? Celestia forbid that to be it, we cannot allow such thing to spill over to the premises, for it will have such catastrophic consequences." She then turned to Dax, then nodded before she replied "Yes master, I kind of have a bad feeling about this. I'll stay here to keep watch, you may leave when ready."
  32. Although it’s too soon (and I still haven’t watched the two latest episodes), I believe I’ll enjoy FIM way more than PL. So far, FIM had better character work, more dimension, better pacing, and better comedy. It feels like more effort is put into the product to make it good and impactful, while Pony Life feels way too simple.
  33. It's WAY too early to make this judgment. Pony Life has only four episodes aired so far...and that's only in Canada, not the US. I actually find Pony Life funny, but of course FiM is superior in quality because FiM is a series meant to flesh out characters and a world. PL is just a gag comedy show not intended to compete with it. It's like comparing One Piece to a gag manga of One Piece.
  34. I had took writing classes and script writing class so yes I do. While I express myself through drawing, writing gives me more room to explore and express.
  35. FiM hands down. I feel like Pony Life would be okay if it was just a youtube series, like the EQD shorts, but I guess Hasbro thought differently
  36. Here's my thought. Shows like ThunderCats, Teen Titans and Total Drama got remade (or downgraded imho ) for the next generation of children, just like what MLP generations have always gone through. However, Pony Life is definitely an attempt at making FIM what it was meant to be, a kid's show (or "show for little girls") like the remade shows mentioned. All bronies or other fans of FIM can hope for is that the proper next gen of MLP, gen 5, is less goofy than Pony Life or is more comfortable to watch like gen 4.
  37. Freddy Krueger looks like he wants to be a witch in that GIF. Freddy Krueger looks like he wants to be a witch in that GIF.
  38. Yep! I write heaps upon HEAPS of fanfiction.
  39. Yes! Writing has been a hobby of mine ever since I was young. I write both MLP and non-MLP stories.
  40. Good graphics are nice, but I can play a game that has crappy graphics, however, if the game has bad graphics, then it has to be really good for me to play it, while I may be more forgiving to a game that has great graphics.
  41. Personally, things like lore are what keep me interested and a good or at least tolerable plot. It could have the worst graphics but as long as it keeps you engaged, it's a good game. So no, I don't believe graphics are everything, they just add icing to the cake and make it look pretty.
  42. I do think good graphics help immerse the player in the game a little more. Obviously, it isn’t everything. The gameplay and sound are important as well. Personally, I love watching Digitial Foundry analyze the graphics of a game.
  43. Obviously I prefer FIM more, but at this rate, I might actually finish Pony Life, so it’ll have that over FiM
  44. I could try soon but I have some things; if you can agree to that I’ll try giving it a shot Saturday
  45. Graphics aren't everything to me, as there are some games that I enjoy that don't have good graphics.
  46. Once I saw it was given the teen titans go treatment I gave it a hard pass. Haven't even watched a single episode, nor am I going to.
  47. The fact that Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time proves pretty conclusively that people care more about good gameplay than they do about graphics. Of course, if you can have both then so much the better.
  48. Great graphics don't exactly mean a good game. Look at Final Fantasy XIII, for example: amazing visuals in a game hampered by bad AI and a bad battle system. Of course, the inverse is true with graphics: Home Alone 2 on the NES has abysmal graphics and also abysmal gameplay. TL;DR: While great graphics are nice, the gameplay shouldn't be an afterthought.
  49. Ah, ok I'll definitely do that sometime when I'm not busy. And if your talking about the library in Ponyville, Tirek destroyed the thing. But if your talking about the library in the castle of the two sisters, well then, I'm going to be moving the books into my own library at the castle. Unfortunately the castle didn't come with it's own set of books.

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