Justin ZW

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About Justin ZW

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    Code Junkie
  • Birthday 09/05/1991

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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    Earth Pony

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    Valrico, Florida
  • Personal Motto
    Be yourself and you'll die with no regrets.
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    Zelda. Wikis. Web development and coding. Programming. Linux.

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  1. I hate them. They're flat out rude and crude, and they remind me of the people who bully me and push me around just because of my size and weakness. It's pathetic, and I hope they get what's coming to them. Seriously, as someone who regularly gets pushed around, I absolutely cannot sympathize with them. All I want is for them to get put in their place.
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    Mega Thread What are your computer specs?

    I have two computers, actually. One's a 15" Macbook Pro with retina display running OS X, while the other is an HP Pavilion G6 running Ubuntu 14.04. The HP is the one I used before I started working for my current company, when my boss bought me the Mac as a gift. Specs incoming! Mac OS X Mavericks operating system Quad-core 2.2GHz i7 processor with 8 virtual cores Built-in Iris Pro graphics with 1536 VRAM 16GB RAM 15" Retina LCD display with 2880 x 1800 resolution max 256GB SSD ^This would be the beast HP Ubuntu 14.04 operating system AMD A4-3305M Processor Built-in Radeon HD Graphics 3.5GB RAM 1366 x 768 pixel LCD display 256GB HDD ^And this is an old yet hardy machine. And running Ubuntu as opposed to the standard Windows 7 has extended its life greatly. I use the Mac for most things, but I'll occasionally break out the HP so I can multi-task, since I have no monitors to hook into. Oh yeah, and when I first got the Mac, I installed Ubuntu 14.04, but upgrading the firmware by doing the Yosemite upgrade broke the boot loader so I wasn't able to boot Ubuntu anymore. I did a bunch of tweaking and successfully bricked the computer, leading to me having OS X Mavericks reinstalled and just flat out not bothering with the pain anymore. I've grudgingly come to accept OS X, though, and TBH it isn't as bad as I thought, despite it obviously being designed for those who literally have never used a computer before. Oh yeah, and the SSD is lightning quick. Much better than the old HDDs.
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    [Canterlot] Unexpected Meetings (Invite Only)

    @,@@EquestrianScholar (Okay, so I'm not going to respond to every little bit of this for brevity's sake, so I'll just move it along.) "Night Admirers?" the Doctor repeated. "Sounds lovely! Except I probably would've chosen a different name. Something hip; something saucy. Maybe like Lunar Lovers. Ooh, yes, I like that one!" He waved to Luna as she left. "Been a pleasure, princess! We'll have to get together sometime!" When Luna was gone, he turned his attention to Celestia. "So we're gonna go investigate this, right? I mean, really, Night Admirers? If you've never heard of them, that means one of three things: One: They've been underground, two: It's not a real fanclub, or C -- er, no -- three: It's newly formed. Or it could mean three rolled into one, like a great big burrito." He held up the note, examining it as he awaited Celestia's response.
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    [Canterlot] Unexpected Meetings (Invite Only)

    @@EquestrianScholar, @@Skycoaster, The Doctor glanced between the sisters for a moment, considering the proposal. He contemplated their words for a few moments before he finally accepted the truth. They understood. I've lost so many people who were dear to me... And I've always thought I was the only one. But these ponies... They understand. They've felt it, too. A smile touched his lips as tears came to his eyes. "You know... I always thought I was alone. I've lived for so long, and I've suffered so much..." He sighed deeply. "I almost feel like I'm not the man I used to be. I've always tried to forget the decision I made all those years ago, but I could never escape it, no matter how hard I tried. I became the man who regrets, and then I became the man who forgets. But I still believe that one day I can take it all back." Tears came to his eyes, streaming shamelessly down his face. "Maybe it's just me being stubborn. But I would much rather keep hoping instead of abandoning my dreams." Wiping his eyes, he glanced at Celestia. "I'd love to have a tour of your home. I'll even let you two be my guides. Whatever you want to show me, I'll follow you there. If I'm going to be stuck here, I want to learn everything about this place." He managed a smile, despite his heavy heart. Maybe there's something to this "magic of friendship" that I can learn. Maybe it can free my heavy heart... If I'm lucky. He lapsed into silence, awaiting a reply.
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    Suggestive Twilight

    Careful, there. I personally don't appreciate sexualized ponies, and I know that quite a few others don't, as well. Let's try not to get into "suggestive" themes, shall we?
  6. There's also the dragon gang from G1, an episode which was pretty much taken bit for bit and redone into Dragon Quest. Spike goes out to learn how to act like a dragon and such, meets a bunch of douchebag dragons, they start being douchebags, and Spike ultimately leaves and goes back to the ponies. Redone for G4 into the Dragon Quest episode.
  7. Well, the whole point is that they're rebooting the show. Applejack was in G1, as well, you know, as well as Spike. Even Twilight was a character in gen 1, which heavily inspired Twilight Sparkle as we know her. In addition, Twilight's gen 1 appearance was an influence for the design of Twilight's mother. Long story short, things from G1 aren't "starting to appear," they've already been there and actually influenced Lauren Faust heavily in her creation of G4.
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    [Canterlot] Unexpected Meetings (Invite Only)

    @@Skycoaster,@@EquestrianScholar, (Sorry this took so long. I've been so damn busy >.>) "Of course!" the Doctor spouted. "I'm somewhere between 1100 and 1200. Can't quite remember, anymore. A year to my people is like the blink of an eye for hu--" He stopped abruptly, looking at the princesses. "... ponies," he finished. No need to get into that. They're confused enough as is, he mused. "Anyway, as I was saying," he began again, "I've been around for a very, very long time. Although, I haven't spent it all living the same way as you have. I've spent my life living throughout time, if that makes any sense." He took a deep breath and continued. "You see, my ship... it doesn't just travel through space. It travels through time, as well. It's brilliant really. It's a living being, you see. And she takes me through time itself to visit whatever I please." A fond smile touched his lips as he tilted back his head. One could practically see the memories flashing behind his eyes. However, when he began to remember those he'd lost, he grew tense. So many people whom he'd left behind, and even more who had did. Had it all been worth it? He began to ponder this before he answered. It seemed like an eternity, and he noticed the concerned glances from the two princesses, prompting him to respond. "... I've never been one to cut myself off from others. Maybe I'm still naïve, but I believe that every living being is worth it, despite the fact that I'll outlive almost all of them." He took a deep breath as more memories flooded his mind. "I don't care what sort of pain I might experience... I've never met a living being that didn't matter. And I've met several whom I loved dearly. Despite the pain of their loss, I know there is always a future. If you live a life of isolation, what fun can you possibly have?" At this, the Doctor conjured a strained smile. The image which struck him the most out of them all was one of her. I... never even told her. Yeah, I tried... But I could've tried harder. He lapsed into silence, lost in his thoughts, even forgetting where he was.
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    Just a thought on those "Goodbye I'm killing myself" posts

    Because I've been there. I suffered from crippling depression during high school, which escalated to the point where I attempted suicide. I just made my plans, went somewhere secluded, and then tried to cut my wrists. Obviously, I failed, but I can tell you for sure that the last thing on my mind was telling anyone my plans before I carried them out. I went out of my way to keep it a secret, as a matter of fact. They don't need you to try to talk to them. They need psychological help. In fact, what many people don't realize is that you can actually make the situation a LOT worse just by talking. Something as simple as "I did it so you can, too" can actually have a negative impact. Human psychology is not black and white, and those who are not well-versed in it have no place trying to help someone with a serious mental condition. This leads back to my initial point: These things need to be reported so they can receive the proper help. It's not a vindictive thing to do; it's finding them help immediately to prevent needless loss of life.
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    Just a thought on those "Goodbye I'm killing myself" posts

    No, that's just feeding into it. No one really seems to understand that when you say something like this, you better damn well mean it. That's why I don't think ANYONE should be responding. It should be reported to the authorities and nothing more. Even trying to convince them otherwise is usually just giving these people the attention they want. If they ask for help, give it. If they just say they're killing themselves and not asking for help, tell the police and move on.
  11. I'm so absolutely done with these posts saying "This is it, I'm killing myself, goodbye." If you were really going to kill yourself, you wouldn't go around telling people. You'd just do it. Of course, I never reply to these myself because I am well aware that people are usually just fishing for compliments and validation in life. This is pointless, and none of you should really be responding either. What you SHOULD be doing is reporting all instances like this to local authorities. Find out where they live and call the police department in their area, providing information on the post. It's quite likely that they will then contact the owner of the site requesting IP address information so they can locate the individual and provide help. Some of you may find that excessive. I do not. If you're making a post saying you're going to kill yourself but have absolutely no intention of doing so, methinks there's a lesson that needs to be learned. And I promise you, it won't be fun. Just some clarification: For those who are depressed and contemplating suicide, I don't condemn posts stating this and asking for help. What I DO condemn are posts that say little more than "Goodbye friends I'm killing myself." Asking for help is one thing; telling people you're going to go kill yourself is another. And this is just a mini-rant that came to me after reading through multiple discussion boards that had been reported to me on a different site. I think it needed to be said, one way or the other.
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    [Canterlot] Unexpected Meetings (Invite Only)

    @@EquestrianScholar,@@Skycoaster "Hm. Don't mind if I do, then," the Doctor said with a smile. He sat in a nearby chair, making himself comfortable. "Now, then," he began, "I trusted your sister with this, and I suppose I can trust you, too." A smirk touched his lips. "I am not exactly a pony, you see. Or at least, I wasn't one. I'm not from Equestria. In fact, I'm not from this world at all. Where I come from, most creatures walk on two legs, and ponies are just small horses. They certainly don't talk, either." Taking a small pause, he produced a small, pen shaped object and began to fiddle with it. "I know this sounds very strange to you. I probably even sound like a madman. And yet, something tells me you know that I'm telling the truth." "I've been stuck here for almost four years, now," he continued, still fidgeting with his strange object. "I arrived here in my ship, although I still don't know why. The old girl does have a habit of taking me to strange, new places for a reason." He put down the object and stared directly into Luna's eyes. "My people live a very long time. I've seen the rise and fall of civilizations, the beginning and end of wars, the advancement of different races, and so much more." Closing his eyes, he tilted his head back. "I've been wandering for over a millennium, probably longer than your sister has even sat on that throne." Pausing for a moment, he eyed Luna with mild curiosity. "Is this a bit overwhelming?"
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    Technical Issues Signature help

    ^IE: Wrap it in a center tag. That's just the shortcut. Try checking out the actual code view sometime.
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    Technical Issues Signature help

    If you're looking to center your image, just wrap it in a [ center ][ /center ] tag (no spaces).
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    [Canterlot] Unexpected Meetings (Invite Only)

    @@Skycoaster, @@EquestrianScholar "Right pleasure to meet you, Luna," the Doctor spurted happily. "And it's just 'The Doctor.' Really it is." Glancing over at Celestia, he shrugged. "There's a lot to discuss, isn't there?" he said with a grin. "Maybe the lovely sun princess can start us off, eh?" Without another word, he sat down on the floor and yawned, staring at Celestia.