Quinch

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  1. 6 hours ago, Light Blade said:

    But Twilie is just so cute that noone can bring themselves to shoo her away when she approaches to read what they read. Not even Rae.

    It's the only thing that keeps her sane.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Super Splashee said:

    You are right :o

    They do seem too proud to see each other though. They care way too much about theirselves (is that a word? No, it should be) than each other.

    They are very proud of themselves, true, but self-esteem doesn't have to preclude affection and esteem for others. 

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  3. 49 minutes ago, Super Splashee said:

    f you get married, or even become a couple (in this case, they are kinda old, baggy eyes, etc), you absolutely need to have at least one thing in common

    Here's the thing about their constant competitiveness - they're competing about things both of them are proud to be good at. So if you take away that filter of rivalry, you end up seeing that all the things each of them is proud to embody are also things they would respect and appreciate in the other. So essentially, a byproduct of their constant one-upmanship is that they're always seeing each other at their best. 

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  4. Well, I can honestly say I don't know much about Chinese culture - especially given that China spans a massive area and would therefore encompass a *lot* of cultures - my opinion of China as a state is, well, contemptuous. It pretty much leans heavily into all the usual oppressions and atrocities of pseudo-communist states, including making as much use of authoritarianism to project an image of control of its people. Of course, that's not actually the case, so it's still just another run of the mill dictatorship, albeit one that managed to amass massive industrial power. In the meantime, abuse of power and corruption is still as rampant as connections to the party, government or really any sort of position of authority can and are used to force privilege or immunity from the law, assuming they don't inconvenience someone more powerful and the "my father is Li Gang" meme that exploded after that particular killing shows just how aware the actual Chinese people are of it.

    All in all, underneath all the suppression and censorship, and how heavy-handed the Chinese government tends to be with any sort of medium or large-scale... let's call it non-compliance, like the Hong Kong protests, I wouldn't be surprised if there's actually underground resistance or revolution movements building up as it is. Plus, got knows there'd be a fair share of other nations' agencies supporting them, given how aggressive China is getting economically.

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  5. 18 minutes ago, Belle Drop said:

    I liked the OG MLP as a kid, then I liked Lauren Faust's, now I'm introducing both to my own colt and filly. <3

    It's best to corrupt them young.

    Welcome to the herd! What's your favourite color?

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  6. 19 minutes ago, Super Splashee said:

    Later in the series when every Mane 6 pony got a pet, you could see that Twilight didn't need one since she already had a Spike by her side...... Oh god, I am getting so horrible. 

    Actually, Twilight had Owloysius as a pet, not Spike.

    13 minutes ago, Super Splashee said:

    He was born without his permission (like anyone really), but his parents were not dragons, and they didn't want him to be a dragon, but a "pony helper" instead.

    Well, it seems that he was treated more like family by Twilight's parents {though not by Twilight herself} when she and Shining were children, at least that's the vibe I got during Sparkle's Seven. And he is referred to as a "baby dragon" in the pilot, which implies that he had very little age to him at the series' beginning. Though that does make me wonder about his education at that point, since he doesn't seem ignorant and is clearly literate, so I wonder if he was basically homeschooled by Twilight.

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  7. Spoiler alert, we've got nothing to go on.

    But for anyone interested, it goes into great detail on why all of our estimates are so wonky. It's a pretty long article, in fact, but fortunately it does so with funny pictures and language that those of us who aren't insanely educated can understand.

    The article itself is here - https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-comic-strip-tour-of-the-wild-world-of-pandemic-modeling/

    Any thoughts?

    maggiecovid_final_1_internet.png?w=575...maggiecovid_final_11_internet.png?w=575

    {this is a few panels, by the way, not the whole article}


  8. "Feels like I could reach out

    Into dark October skies.

    Scoop up seven of Orion's stars,

    Hold them like shining diamonds.

    Then I turn and return

    To a world less than I'd like it to be.

    Strange thoughts staring at the skies

    On an Autumn's night."


  9. On 4/2/2020 at 3:37 PM, Denim&Venöm said:
    1. Babylon 5 - I'm pretty sure it's still mainstream?
    2. FarScape - Heard of it.
    3. StarShip Troopers: The Animated Series - Heard of it
    4. Street Sharks - Heard of it
    5. Swat Katz - Seen it on Cartoon Network
    6. Megas XLR - LIVING HERE IN JEEERSEY, FIGHTING VILLAINS FROM AFAAARRR!!

     

    On 4/2/2020 at 4:37 PM, zoloft said:

    Freakazoid! - HUGBEES!!

     

    On 4/2/2020 at 5:51 PM, Bastian said:

    NOBODY CAN RECOGNIZE THESE

    Bolek & Lolec 

    Well, for one thing, you misspelled it.

    {though to be fair, I had to google it in order to check. Spellinz be weird}

    On 4/2/2020 at 7:35 PM, Dustlicious said:

    Martin Mystery

    That is not a show. That is definitely not a show that ever existed, especially not as a teen adventure thing.

    {has such an axe to grind}

     

    As for me.... hmm, anyone remember Terrahawks? How about Reboot? Or, digging deeper into the past, Gustav?

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