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  1. 8 points
    Long long ago, I was a lost child. Not physically lost, but, I came across these forums. It was always great and grand to me, and it has been so long since I have seen this place. Back in the day, I was filled with old spite and anger about various drama related issues which I will not share as THAT is a long story, a story which I hope never re-tells itself again. Now I will explain why I left. I left because I was tired of this place, I even hated and despised myself, and the place in general as I left this place. I didn't want to be around ponies, I didn't want to be around people who made this place not enjoyable for me. During the time I left, so much has happened. My 10th grade year has changed my experiences and outlook on things in general, I've made new friends and stayed with old. But what is true, is the fact that things have changed. I can not really say if things have changed for the better or worse, though one of my best friends got homeschooled a few months ago and I have not seen him irl since, I've been talking with him over discord though. Everything has changed, simply put. My classes are far different, with different people but all the same, yet. 10th grade has been super easy compared to 9th grade, oddly enough. I have loads of free time in school and out of school though I find myself occupied with what to do, and so that lead me on a search to find friends, roleplayers, and other things on different discord servers. In the past few months, I have probably joined and left dozens of them, sifting through the cancer of this world's internet has to offer. I've seen horrible things, and wonderful things alike. I've met horrible people, and great people. I've made friends and lost some. I've renewed myself, and shed my skin of the old cancerous drama I used to cause. I used to hang out with people, from a few years ago on certain servers. Those communities fell apart, I am truly on my own and am making my own decisions for myself. If I make mistakes, I right them, if I make rights, I make sure they stay right. I've gotten angry at many people, been happy with others with my time, outside of this forum. I have not even seen this forum in more than 3 months, and it already looks different and has a completely different outlook. Another reason why I left, is since everything was so soft and cuddly, while I can be soft and cuddly, too much of a good thing, is a bad thing. I've made much progress with my crushes, talking to them, being with them, etc. Much more than I thought was possible, I've been doing great in school, too. The summer of 2018 was the best time for me, on these forums. I've never had anything better than that, in a long time, a long time indeed. And now I intend to stay, or at least not leave for so long. I feel sorry for leaving my old friends behind, but here they are, still welcoming me in as their own. I am the same, but different. Enough about the past, here has been today: Today was...interesting. In my geometry class, we watched a movie called the christmas chronicles. It was great. One of my almost crushes and my other friend took a test they missed, and in my study hall friends and I played club penguin. Out in the halls, there was a group of girls singing along with a teacher and I watched them, it was almost like church singing in a way. We finished the grinch movie in my german class, the concept of an entire world, on a spot of a snowflake, one town in 'billions of kilometers' of snow and ice...just fascinated me. For my gym class, we played badminton and I played with various friends and screwed around. Eventually the day was over and as I walked out, I looked up at the overcast sky, every detail in the sky I saw, it was strange, surreal. And then, a tear fell down from my eye as I imagined my dead relatives looking down on me. Also, my crush of Emma and her friends, were singing a song...the song I was thinking of, when they started singing. It was the american national anthem, the long version. I looked at the flag, and I was proud. Proud of what we are, and proud of what we can become. So...strange how they sung exactly what I was thinking about. I feel proud of our nation of America, I love it with all my heart and it will get better as things always do. I get very angry when I feel its being attacked, and I really don't like discussions about politics on a forum for PONIES and FRIENDS. Just my 2 cents on that, take it if you want, I don't really mind. For the future, I intend to value my time, and be the best I can be on here. Tomorrow I will hopefully get a new computer chair, time will tell what I get for christmas. I'm sorry for leaving. I'm sorry for leaving all of you behind.
  2. 7 points
    Think about it though.
  3. 6 points
    Abortion: I am completely in favor or abortion. Especially when a mission looks like a failure. If you don't abort lives could be lost. There was this one time I tried to abort a launch to Mars and I was told no. I lost my entire crew and am still floating in space. Abortion could have saved their lives. I also stink in this space suit. Send Axe please. Death Penalty/Prison: If you take one ... I mean ONE ... of my pistachios you go to jail. The jail will be located in an undisclosed penal colony where there are a whole bunch of penals running around singing Justin Bieber songs. If you take more than one ... I snap my damn fingers. Bye you. Freedom of Speech: I am a huge proponent of free speech, unless speech stole my nuts. Then screw speech .... it can rot. Guns: Nerf, Lazor Tag, and Supersoaker should be required by everyone. I am also against people calling their muscles ‘guns’. The F*ck is up with that 80's bullshit? Economy: Economy is great. Unless you are flying internationally. Then economy sucks. Gay marriage: My views on this have changed. I was once married to a girl named Jess and therefore only supported Jess Marriage. Now, I suppose it is possible I would marry someone named Gay. Though it is unlikely because not that many people are Gay. Immigration: I firmly oppose Antarctican Immigration. Fucking penguins everywhere? Hell no. Also Oompa Loompa immigration is dangerous. Everytime you see them a child nearly dies. They are a threat to our families. Religious Liberty: I will only say this. I once got into a debate over religion with this guy who claimed that there were like hundreds of religions. I had my Pistachio God strike him down then and there. There shall no other nuts before me! Though I am fair. These complaints about the Ten Duel Commandments being in front of state houses is absurd. I mean, it is our civic right to carry Nerf you damn hippie loompa jerks. Also Hamilton! Transgenderism: I'm sick of this. I went to Germany once and I couldn't learn their language because each thing had a specific gender! WHAT???? A trashcan isn't a boy or a girl ... its a damned trashcan. Same with the French. The hell is wrong with your language. When I get back on Earth ... WAR. I declare WAR. Stupid Pistachio hating Oopmpa Loompa loving barbarians! Une or Un ... pick one!
  4. 5 points
    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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2014/3/20/580031__dead+source_safe_artist-colon-misterdavey_rainbow+dash_rarity_absurd+file+size_adventure+in+the+comments_animated_bedroom+eyes_bipedal_blushing.gif
  5. 4 points
    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!
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    Whenever I'm feeling lonely or like I don't have anyone to talk to I usually go onto the forums actually. But what if you don't have internet, or being on the forums just makes you feel more alone? That's when I turn to my trusty YouTube playlist! (If your playlist is filled with depressing songs then find a new one). Once I've set up my super affirmative songs (ex. This Is Me by Demi Lavato) then I do whatever I want. Usually I'll dance super crazily... You can draw, you can write, you can color! With a lot of free time on your hands you can do a lot of things. This means you can try new things. Maybe you've never baked cookies before! Or maybe you've never made your bed! This is time for you to do all those things without feeling like a piece of crap because your parents get mad at you for not doing them! Have fun being lonely like me! And don't hesitate to PM me if you are feeling lonely!!
  8. 3 points
    Saw some other users doing this, so I figured I might aswell have a go for myself. Abortion: When it comes to Abortion I am a little iffy on it. I support it being used in places with overpopulation, such as China and India for example. I know it is considered cruel, but what is more cruel is the overpopulation issues in those areas of the world, and bringing lives up to suffer in them. I also support it in uses of Rape, and such but no more than that. Death Penalty/Prison: The death Penalty should be used in the most serious of crimes, like murderers, terrorists and the like. If it is not used for people like that, they should do hard labor for the rest of their lives to better the state. Prisoners should be used as volunteer forces to help put out fires and the like, and a labor force to help improve infrastructure for the state. Prisoners should try to better their lives and society in some way shape or form, or else they are dead weight which is a monetary loss. I do believe prison conditions should be improved, and those involved in gangs and such, should just be locked up all the time so there is no issues. Minimize the risks, before anything happens. People who are released from Jail shall be re-accompanied on their re-insertion into society, and if they mess up again there should be no sympathy involved, just jail time. I believe that sentences in jail should be lengthened for serious offenders, so they can really suffer the loss of what they have done. Freedom of Speech: I may not like what people have to say, though they have the right to say it, it is in cases where people are bullied and the like, is where I have issues with it. Bullying should be considered a hate crime and should have strict consequences, regardless. Protesting, and then protesters not cleaning up after themselves and littering shouldn't be allowed. Guns: I am not a gun person, nor will I ever be though I believe controlling guns to some extent. Guns should have a fair amount of restrictions, and that strict background checks should be put in place of banning guns outright, since people need to defend themselves, and if a gun is all they have, so be it. Economy: I have always mistrusted large corporations in general. In my view they should be regulated and should pay their fair share of taxes for the enviroment, the state and the people. Maybe 10-20% of their revenue would go to the government, to be distributed to what needs money at the current time. Health, science, infrastructure, and the people's lives are paramount. Large corporations should be investigated from time to time for corruption, and if any corruption is detected it shall be removed swiftly. Businesses that mislead the public should be shut down by the government and have all monetary assets seized for the time being, while those who propose misleading the public should have jail time. Reducing poverty and improving people's lives, all across the world needs to be done, quicker than it is today. Communism in the past has never worked and it never will, and I do not support such an archaic ideology, though certain aspects of it I certainly find appealing such as the de-powering of the rich elite, which is something I support to the max. Rich people should pay high taxes to help the economy. Gay marriage: I am not gay myself and I never will be, however I support the right of people doing what they want as long as it doesn't harm themselves and others to a certain extent. However, I am not too fond of gay 'pride' and all that. Nobody should be proud of their sexuality or anything like that, it is just a sexuality and that is that. Immigration: Illegal immigration is a serious issue. If you want to come in the United States, come in legally, if you won't come in legally, then get out. Simple as that. Family separation at the border is a sad thing, but people who are coming in illegally should know the consequences. If you are here to come in, support the nation that is fine, but if you are here to cause issues that shouldn't be accepted in the least. Caravans coming into this country, wave after wave is something that shouldn't be accepted and I am glad Trump is doing his best to stop them. Building a wall won't really work properly, but if it is built, then I would be glad to see it. Religious Liberty: People can believe whatever they want, though as long as that doesn't harm themselves and others. I myself am agnostic, and I don't care what people believe in as long as they don't try forcing it over me or others. Those who do are bigots which do not deserve respect. Transgenderism: People can do whatever it is they want to their bodies as long as it isn't harmful to themselves or others, It's not my concern about people's genders, so people can do themselves and I will do me. Don't shove it in my face, I am not transgender and I never will be.
  9. 2 points
    My little Relationship Philosophy: At least once I just want someone who I can trust even with my anxiety. For once I want someone I can laugh with and play fight without them taking offense. I want someone who knows me, someone I know. I want someone who knows they can tell me their secrets regardless. I want them to be my best friend, I want to be theirs. I want someone who can tell when I'm upset. I want someone who doesn't tell me to calm down. I want someone who I can rant to. Someone I can send funny pictures and memes to. Someone I can hug. Someone who I know will always be there for me. Someone who doesn't lie. Someone who will never judge me. Someone I know actually cares about me. Someone who doesn't forget things that matter, and if they think they might, make an effort not to. For once I want someone who loves me. For once I want someone that I can love. And when I find that someone... I'm never letting go. But I also want to be that person to someone. I know I'm young. I know it might take a while. But mine as well start looking. Life is short ...
  10. 2 points
    Happy New Year! I hope all of you get a fresh start for this new year. Many people don't have a change through the year, but I encourage you to see that now is the time to make amends to things. Whatever it may be. For me, I'm trying to be nicer to my family and show them more love. (they better be nicer to me to though!) Make 2019 your fresh start. Good luck to you on your adventures
  11. 2 points
    Hello everypony! 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!
  12. 2 points
    Hi everyone! HAPPY NEW YEARS I hope you all have an amazing 2019 and had a great 2018! My sister's surgery went great. Afterwards she felt a bit of pain but that was expected. She was able to come home tonight for new years!
  13. 2 points
    Carl Sagan is the best ideology.
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  16. 2 points
    They are right in the spoiler below as to not take up so much space Hope I don't cause too much of a storm with my views! ... ... ...
  17. 1 point
    My sister has acid reflux. That means that acid from her stomach is coming up and burning her vocal cords. In retrospect, she can barely talk and this has been going on for three years. She is a singer. For three years she has not been able to sing, let alone talk normally. At first, the doctors did not know what was wrong with her. A year later we figured it out. Now she has a vocal choach, and many other doctors and appointments she needs to go to. Tomorrow she goes in for a surgery that will change her life around. They will be putting in a magnetic ring in the area where the stomach connects to the throat. This will close the flap to her stomach, ensuring that no more acid comes up to her cords anymore. It’s a simple, noninvasive surgery. That doesn't make it less scary. So I'm hoping she makes it out of this okay and that maybe someday soon I can hear her sing again.
  18. 1 point
    I'm gnot a gnelf. I'm gnot a gnoblin. I'm a gnome and you've been G N O M E D (btw i'm not coming back this place sucks)
  19. 1 point
    I understand. You found paradise in the land you live, you had a good trade, you made a good living. The police protected you and there were courts of law. You didn't need a friend like me. But, now you come to me, and you say: "Passion, give me justice." But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me the Emperor. Instead, you come into my house on the day my plans to dominate the world are to be carried out, and you ask me to have political views? Allow me to sate your thirst for knowledge, then.
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  21. 1 point
    Yes, it's past midnight. No, I don't care. I oddly feel like crying right now even though I had a pretty good day. I guess I feel stressed with Christmas coming up soon? Today at school we had another "fire". Some dumb kid put his toast in the microwave for five minutes and BOOM. So that got us out of first period. We also had a half day AND an assembly so our classes were super short. I also found out that my favorite teacher was leaving after break and never coming back. It's a really sad story because all the kids hated her except for a select few and I don't really know why. She was a great teacher, a great writer, and one of the only people that has taught me something worth while in their class. She had to explain that the students did NOT get her fired and that she found a new job offer. Probably somewhere very far away. It makes me so upset because even the other teachers didn't like her. That is only because all they hear is what the kids say. Half of it isn't even true. When the news got out, people were crying tears of joy. And I hate it. She was so underrated and deserved a lot more credit than she got. I hope she gets respect from her new students.
  22. 1 point
    Happy holidays everyone!! I hope you all are having a great time with your friends and family, or even by yourself. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.
  23. 1 point
    HELLO everypony! I know that not all of us animators have Adobe Flash CS6, so, being the very kind person I am(don't laugh at me), I've taken it upon myself to convert ALL of the Double Rainboom Pony Puppets, plus Celestia and Luna, to the Flash 8 version! Which basically means anyone with any version of Adobe Flash can animate with them! I went through a lot of trouble downloading all of the trial versions of Adobe Flash to accomplish this, so I hope this helps some potential animators! Download them here! http://tinyurl.com/flash8puppets The puppets include: Twilight Sparkle Rarity Applejack Pinkie Pie Rainbow Dash Fluttershy Spike Pointy Ponies/BBBFF Style Ponies Applebloom Scootaloo Sweetie Belle Princess Celestia Princess Luna Derpy Hooves Lyra Heartstrings Bon Bon Vinyl Scratch Doctor Whooves Roids Rage Colgate Berry Punch That's 21 different puppets, folks. AKA a lot of time taken out of my life. x-x It was worth it, though. Enjoy! <3
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    Here is Super Mario Land 2's OST Collection: Short Themes & Jingles on the Organ. Enjoy.
  25. 1 point
    Today I try something new and doodle on some pictures I took while outside, putting Tech and Goobert in the real world!