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Blog Comments posted by Jeric

  1. This is one of those strange times that I really really like an episode for the very reasons people dislike it. It could be that I’m a bit on the older side so my corporate and extracurricular experiences have found me in roles that I was perplexed by, and was not fond of. Twilight’s first act statement that Dash’s hesitation solidified her choice acts as a buffer to the closing comments. 

    In this Twilight pulls a parental trick that really observant parents, bosses, and managers do. They see a talent that is applicable to another function and place the person/child in that role to help hone the finer qualities of the talent. You don’t say anything because it would justify the decision with unearned praise, rather than place the person in an unfamiliar environment to help them grow. 

    It’s one of those episodes that are more relatable to parents and established middle management types than the core of the fandom. I can understand why people didn’t enjoy it, but I suppose I’m glad I was able to come away with a more positive viewing experience informed by my own real world life and experiences. 

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  2. It’s appropriate @Troblems posted here because she was the one who really championed you to the team. As she said, those you listed already decided to give you a shot. I’m a firm believer of second chances, and a supporter of taking an effort to find talent in everyone worth the dedication. You were worth the time and the opportunity. I loved your inquisitive nature. It showed you really wanted to understand as much as possible, whether it was getting to know your fellow staffers or trying to understand the complexity and nuances of the rules and processes we had. 

    Because you proved us right, when you showed interest in learning Administration, it was an easy decision. Having you on the team has been a pleasure, and when I’m at full speed again I look forward to the future working with you. 

    Plus Ultra

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  3. On 1/23/2019 at 11:49 PM, Cash In said:

    ...And this why I'm happy with waking up in the morning and leaving my face as is - a tired mess. Seriously speaking, I can respect those who have the patience to apply this stuff each day. I don't think I could handle one.


    Right! I mean, it takes me no time to shave and boom! Done. Watching makeup tutorials and asking my kid ... this whole painting your face concept is crazy. 

  4. Dude this blog ran its course two years ago. Waning interest ... check it happens. You were given suggestions on options to try and keep some interest in non pony elements and said no. Nothing more to discuss except spreading negativity that serves no function.  I’ll close this one out. Good luck to you man. Hope you find what you are looking for even if it isn’t here. 


  5. You are doing a fine job TaZe with the time you can allocate to MLPF. I can tell you that if you are learning what you are being taught, you will be just fine once college ends for you. Right now try your damndest to focus on the here and now. Also, you know my rule, if you need some time off, you got it. IRL is always more important. If I can do anything to make your time on staff a little easier, you know where to find me. :)


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  6. I just pinged you on this, but Snowdancer was a gorgeous horse, and I am certain will be a missed family member. 




    Don't Cry For The Horses
    by Brenda Riley-Seymore

    Don't cry for the horses that life has set free.
    A million white horses forever to be.
    Don't cry for the horses now in God's hand.
    As they dance and they prance in a heavenly band.
    They were ours as a gift, but never to keep.
    As they close their eyes forever to sleep.
    Their spirits unbound. On silver wings they fly.
    A million white horses against the blue sky.
    Look up into heaven, you'll see them above.
    The horses we lost, the horses we loved.
    Manes and tails flowing they gallop through time.
    They were never yours - they were never mine.
    Don't cry for the horses. They'll be back someday.
    When our time is gone, they will show us the way.
    Do you hear that soft nicker? Close to your ear?
    Don't cry for the horses. Love the ones that are here.

  7. 2 minutes ago, Mesmelicious Rize said:

    Yeah, i usually don't want to bother the forums with my personal problems. But i really felt like writing about this, not because i feel i owe anyone an explanation, but to show what a wonderful human being Dark Horse is. :)

    That he is. When we hired him on staff I knew pretty early on he was a keeper and likely destined for an Administrator promotion. The man has empathy coming out of his pores. 

  8. This sort of tribalism is why I game quietly and rarely talk about gaming on message boards or comments. It's a trope to suggest that software and experience is more important, but it is one that some (not all) forget. I don't know if some vitriolic approaches people have against some systems is due in part to the darker side of community, or perhaps an attempt to justify the choice a person made ... but it annoys me. 

    This is why I'll never state what system I chose to buy Battlefront 2 for. It invites too much stupidity. 

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  9. 1 hour ago, Batbrony said:

    Could you remind me which line it was again?  Only watched the episode once so far. 

    Maud says that she and Starlight don't have anything in common, they are just comfortable with each other. 

    Prettycool concept that should have seeded Sunburst with the moral that you don't need common interests. Follow that up with him asking Maud what they do when they hang out ... with a response that she <insert geology thing> and Starlight likes to fly kites. 

    Piggy back on that with the "surprise" idea being all four of them sitting on a hill flying kites instead of the life size game. When she pokes fun at them by suggesting that they don't even like flying kites ... boom goes the moral ... they like spending time with her. 

    Connects back to an earlier episode this season (something that the show has been doing) and makes that kite gag more meaningful. Nice payoff and more approachable conclusion to the episode. 

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  10. 3 minutes ago, Sylveon said:

    I can handle differing opinions, I can't handle people who present opinions as fact.

    I hear this statement a lot, and I often wonder if the person making it doesn't quite understand colloquial conversation. Which vernacular, sentence structure, and phrasing eliminates the assumption of implied opinion? 

    If I said "Man Rarity is going to suck next season", would it not be reasonable for a respondent to assume that that statement is an opinion, or have we gotten to the point that we fear we can't tell the difference? 

    I'm not trying to defend conflation and  or anything, but it can be a silly argument since it basically works as saying that the reader isn't smart enough to tell the difference.