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  1. I hear ya. Although I don't feel quite as annoyed as you, I reckon. Because it's a 4.5 spinoff type deal, I feel like it will be easy for me to ignore and not really "buy into it" as canon, know what I mean? To me, Pony Life is to FIM as Star Wars Clone Wars is to the movies. Now, I want to make it absolutely clear that I am not making a quality assessment of Clone Wars whatsoever. Matter of fact, I've never seen it. I'm simply pointing out that one can just stick to the Star Wars movies and not feel like they're missing out on some important canon elements in the spinoff cartoon. I don't really care what they do with Pony Life, but I don't think I will watch. I agree that they should just leave FIM alone. Why can't anyone, ever just leave the ending to a franchise alone and let it rest in peace? I very much loved the ending to FIM, and I wanted that final shot, with the closing book, to be the last time I ever saw a new official image of the mane 6, but now they're just gonna sully it and crap all over it with new B-canon type stuff. Maybe it will actually be good (you never know), but that's not the point. The point is that they're just gonna keep cramming in more and more and never let it rest. There's never an ending to anything these days. We can never just have a finale and let that be the ending. Shows, games, movies, whatever. They never leave anything alone anymore. Drives me nuts. Incidentally, a friend of mine told me that the creator of Calvin & Hobbs was/is extremely adamant that his creation just remain the original comic, and not have any spin-offs, sequels, merch, etc. Apparently, as I understand it, if you ever see anything Calvin & Hobbs related that isn't the original comic, then it's unlicensed and unofficial. I guess that guy is the only person left in the world with a shred of artistic integrity and dignity? I've never even read Calvin & Hobbs. Probably should. I really, really wish that they would just leave FIM alone and not do anything else Pony related until G5. Just give it a rest, make people be a little bit patient and wait, and really take the time to make G5 good. When Rockstar was making Red Dead Redemption 2, did they make Red Dead Redemption 1.5 to tide us over? No. They just waited and took the time to make RDR2 properly. Why can't stupid Hasbro do the same thing? I'm interested in G5, but I don't want a f*ckin' hold-over 4.5 appetizer in the meantime. I don't want a snack before the meal. I just want to wait until dinner, Celestia dammit.
  2. Ugggghhh... I'm not familiar with any of this, but I briefly googled "JK Rowling controversy", and to be honest, I'm so f*cking sick of this SJW woke culture BS that I don't have the energy, time, or motivation to give a sh*t what she did or didn't do. The bottom line is that no matter what she's guilty of, nothing warrants the destruction of a brilliant piece of literature. If you don't want to support someone financially, that's fine, but burning books is one of the most backwards and archaic things someone could do. (Nevermind the fact that it helps no one, and does nothing but pollute the air.) Other examples--we shouldn't destroy every trace of The Cosby Show just because he turned out to be sour, nor should we destroy any movie that Kevin Spacey made, nor should we destroy the music of Michael Jackson because of his misdeeds. Basically, it's never warranted to destroy a creation of art, entertainment, or information just because you dislike or don't agree with the person who created it. It's like when John Boy defended the right for Hitler's autobiography, Mein Kampf, to exist on The Waltons. (Sorry, couldn't find a clip).
  3. I know what you mean. I was all snarky and soured when EG first came out, pretty much just because I had an irrational prejudice to them being human. But I came around, and now I'm a huge EG fan. In fact I bought all of it on disc that they make. I really hope they release a dvd of all of the 1-hour specials at some point. It's really hard to pick a favorite thing. I think it's a toss-up between Forgotten Friendship, Spring Breakdown, and Legend of Everfree for me. It's basically a 3-way tie for me, but I think I've got to give it to Everfree by a slim margin just because of the incredible music and beautiful setting.
  4. Oh yeah, ponies are totally OP. But don't worry--I hear they're getting a nerf in the next hotfix. It's hard to say whether science and tech would beat magic. We could launch a nuke at 'em, but they could teleport it away instantly. I'd put my money on the ponies to win if there was an all out war of humans vs MLP ponies. If we threw everything we had at them, I think it would look something like this, with Magneto being basically any strong alicorn/unicorn: And then of course if you threw Discord into the mix then it would be instant game over for us.
  5. Oh, good gravy, this is a great topic. No, my appearance doesn't match my personality whatsoever, and it's a source of great anguish and misery for me. Firstly, I wish I had been born female, but I wasn't, so there's that. Secondly, my personality is very much like Rarity's in many ways, and yet I look like Dr. House. I have a cold scowl that's permanently etched into my face. I'm so self-conscious about my appearance that it completely stifles my personality to the point where I really don't express it at all. Truthfully, I wouldn't even know how.
  6. Ack. Sounds like something out of a horror movie. We had a couple of rats in our attic a couple of years ago. We could hear them scurrying and scratching and scrabbling around above our heads. It was so much louder that I imagined for something that small. I thought it was like a fuckin' wolverine or something. It was nightmarish. We hired one exterminator who turned out to be a total bust. All he did was put some poison bait in the attic and hoped they'd take it. He didn't bother figuring out how they got in or anything. They just came and went as they pleased and ignored the bait. We finally found a great exterminator that began by systematically inspecting and sealing every possible entry point with a fine-toothed comb before proceeding to trap the rats. The process took some time, but he got 'em, and we've never had a problem since. It sounds to me like yours is a job best left for the pros. I don't know who handles larger animals like cats and dogs. Animal Control?
  7. Simple, cute fun. I loved it. So, the promo said that this was their final set of adventures, so I guess this is really it this time? I always hoped that we would get an epic final EG movie with a big closing arc in which all of the humans go to Equestria and join forces with their counterparts in a massive infinity war. However, that only would have been possible pre-Pony finale. Now that the finale is done, it would sully the (perfect) ending to FIM to go back and revisit Equestria on EG. And so, as such, I was hoping that this finale would be a simple, non-Equestrian magic story that didn't touch Equestria at all so as not to mess up the ending to FIM. They delivered, and I was not disappointed. They did just the right thing with this special, y'know, given the timing and the fact that it was too late to do any more Equestrian arcs. I didn't know it was going to be several short stories, but I liked it. I only wish that we had had more of a proper sendoff, a musical montage or something at the end that would really make it feel like an ending, and a closing to EG. That was my only complaint. But I'd rather have exactly what we got than have them try to do something too epic and mess up Pony or something. Here's my rapid-fire bullet point thoughts: The amount of work and effort put into making that phony snow day was far more than it would have been to just take the friggin' test. Okay, so Pinkie--you make a soufflé every year for Rarity, but never get it to her in time? There's so many solutions here that it's not even funny. First off, now that you have access to frigging Quicksilver from X-Men, why not just have Rainbow run it over to Rarity? She could get it there in literally half a second. Far better still, why not invite Rarity over to your friggin' house and just bake the soufflé for her right there, and she can eat it right when it comes out of the oven?! That snowball fight was epic and surprisingly dark! Loved it! I feel sorry for Flash. I think he wants to get back together with Sunset. When she dated him, she was obviously just using him as a power play to become popular. He probably stopped liking her when he realized she was a total bi-atch, but after she turned herself around, I think he really started liking her again. He's a big "EG" fan, but he obviously swoons over Sunset in particular. I don't think he ever stopped being attracted to her, and I think he really want to be a couple again and do it right this time, but I'm not sure she ever felt "that way" about him. Poor Flash. AJ--if you want to use your powers so much, why didn't you suggest just breaking into Sunset's storage unit? AJ--why did you go to so much trouble to outsmart the Flim Flam bros.? Why didn't you just call the frigging cops?! I mean, what Flim and Flam were doing was clearly theft and vandalism. When Rainbow told Zephyr that she'd do "anything", we all know what he was thinking... I have no idea why, I but absolutely loved Twilight's surprised reaction to Sunset having a podiatrist. OH! You know wha'd be funny and actually pretty realistic and legit? Sunset should have added gynecologist to that list! Oh... goodness gracious. Celestia kill me. Several characters said "aw, man" in disappointment. I've always wondered if we would said "aw, woman" when bemoaning something if we'd had a historically matriarchal society. Twilight having everyone dress as the quadratic equation was priceless. That's one of the best adorkable, nerdy Twi jokes they've ever done. It reminds me of when Sheldon Cooper dressed as the doppler effect. And Rainbow's math pun... I guess that's it. A little anti-climactic for the last EG thing ever, but I'm happy with it.
  8. WHOA. LOL!! Totally mind blown. I am freaking out. That is incredible. Excellent Can't Be Unseen. I love Can't Be Unseens! Sorry I don't have one to contribute though. If I think of one, I'll come back.
  9. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/should-we-stop-keeping-pets-why-more-and-more-ethicists-say-yes?utm_source=pocket-newtab BOOM! BOOYA! IN YOUR FACE! YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT! WHAT UP??! Er... *ahem*... what I meant to say was... it pleases me to see that others are thinking about this issue.
  10. Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? How they keep remodeling restaurants these days to be all bland and contemporary while taking out all of the theming and charm. I dunno if this is just a regional thing, and it's probably just a U.S. thing, so this won't be relevant to everyone. I'm gonna focus on three big chain restaurants as examples. I've been a regular customer of Black Angus steakhouse for almost 30 years, and I've always loved the atmosphere. It manages to upscale while keeping a rustic, wild west, cowboy motif. With the wood paneling and the thick, solid wood tables with the unfinished look, coated with a clear resin finish, the atmosphere made you feel like you were dining at a horse stable. It made you feel like you should tie up your horse at the hitching post before you sit down. It made you feel just a little bit like a cowboy cooking grits in your cast iron skillet over a campfire on the open range. It was brilliant. Yesterday, I went in there, and they had completely remodeled the interior since the last time I was there. As expected, every trace of cowboy western decor is gone. It's just plain, bland, ordinary, neutral, ultra-modern, contemporary crap. It just looks like Denny's now, albeit slightly fancier. The tables are just that fake wood laminate with the strip of black rubber around the edge. There's no western feel at all. It's just garbage. I'm really upset by it. I wouldn't be quite so upset if this wasn't a rampant trend. Every restaurant is doing this these days. For years I've been watching with disappointment and rage as restaurants remodel and strip away every shred of unique theming and charm. The Olive Garden used to look like a quaint Tuscan villa. Made you feel like your were eating in a wine vineyard. Now it looks like the waiting room at a dentist's office. Red Lobster used to look like you were dining on the deck of clipper ship. It had shiplap walls and fishing nets and rigging. Now it just looks like everything else--no theming at all. Why the f*ck are restaurants doing this?! Where in the hell are the getting this cockamamie idea that they have to gut all the theming and make it look like a doctor's waiting room in order to stay relevant?! Why are restaurants completely against theming and unique decor now?! Or is it that people actually want this?! If so, then what the f*ck is wrong with everybody?! Why can't we have themed restaurants?! Why can't we have unique atmospheres?! We should have more theming, not less! I want restaurants that look like castles and pirate ships and rustic cabins and wild west saloons and pagodas and futuristic space stations! Why does everything just have to be this boring, sterile, bland, contemporary crap?! What's wrong with themes?!! Why does everything have to look the same?! They've even stripped away almost all of the theming at places like Las Vegas, and even theme parks! THEME PARKS. There's no theming left at THEME PARKS!! Why has theming become so unpopular now? Themes are awesome! What's wrong with this world?! WHAT THE F*CK?! CELESTIA DAMMIT! I HATE IT!! AAAHHHHRRR!!!!!
  11. Good question. I always wanted to believe that the Sisters were unique--special and different even among alicorns. I still really want that to be the case, as I think many fans did, but the finale seems to point more towards them just being alicorns like any other, and that Twilight is the same as them. Is the evil alter ego a feature of all alicorns? I really don't know. I'm not sure we have enough evidence to say. Luna was the only one who ever did that. Celestia's evil side only existed in Starlight's dream. We kind assumed that Celestia's could turn into Daybreaker if she wanted to, or went cuckoo for Coco Puffs, but that's a logical fallacy. We can't say for sure. It may well be the case, but all we saw was Starlight's dream, so all we know for certain is that Luna can transform. I always wanted to believe that Luna was unique among all ponies, and that she alone has these odd powers (NMM, the Tantabus), but who knows. I'm completely agnostic here, but it's an interesting thing to think about.
  12. Honestly, I think the real reason is that they forgot he existed.
  13. I sincerely hope not. Be it based in supernatural superstitions, or completely terrestrial, anything resembling religion is a terrible thing. No matter what you believe in, there is no warrant for worshiping anything, even gods. Religion is the antithesis of free and open inquiry. Religious thinking, even the most well intended, leads down the road of division and dogma, and that road, if followed to its ultimate end, leads only to one place: killing those you disagree with. Luckily, there is no evidence of religion in the pony world. They've never shown a propensity for dogmatic nor superstitious thinking, thank Celestia.
  14. Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears? When video games force you into a tutorial. Like, they make you go through a whole dammed crafting tutorial or something, and you have to make the thing they want you to make, and click on every single thing they tell you to, and there's absolutely no way to bypass it. Just leave me alone and let me play the damn game! I just want to experiment and learn on my own, ya piece a sh*t! Where applicable, tutorials should be made available for players who want them, but don't strong-arm me into it against my will, dammit! Everything should always be skippable if you want: tutorials, cutscenes, etc.