Sunset Rose

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About Sunset Rose

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    She rose that fell a flower
  • Birthday December 14

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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    Twilight Sparkle
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    Do not let your idle tongue undo your small successes.
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    Literature, botany, tea, wine

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  1. Sunset Rose

    One Strong Step

    Thank you Riki, and of course I won't forget!
  2. Sunset Rose

    One Strong Step

    @Khajiit What drove me away was one straw that broke the camel's back in the form of a micromanager here who believes his word is the only word. I didn't say anything to anybody when I quit because there would be no point in it. Typically people make the 'I'm leaving forever' posts or 'I'm quitting staff' announcements to draw attention. Attention to something or someone they don't like, or attention to something they think is a problem or attention away from something they don't want to become a problem. I don't really care about any of that, it shouldn't matter to good people. If everyone on staff are mindful people who truly have what's best for the community in mind when they make decisions, then this place will be fine without me and shouldn't even notice me not being there. If I have made any kind of positive contribution, then that contribution alone will be a sufficient memorial if I really have to have one. You have a good head on your shoulders, and I want you to know that I appreciate that you were thinking about me. From one fellow Eastern European to another, it has been very nice knowing you up until now. Maybe when I come back home I will wave to you when I fly over Poland! @PathfinderCS And that's fine, I don't expect you or anyone to agree. You should know more than anybody that I appreciate your friendship very much. Even if I'm bad at showing it. I expect you might be a little upset at me for giving up with all of this internety business, but one person is a tether to a big emotional problem when you're online all day, every day. You should be making those kinds of emotional connections to people you can actually be around every day. People who you can actually be there for whenever you have to be instead of only when their avatar has a little green light under it and vice-versa. Otherwise you're just setting yourself up for frustration and disappointment. I want you to be happy too. So go out and find the people who you can actually be around that make you happy, someone who isn't just a photo or a cartoon. Am I worth getting upset over for not logging in to internety things? Probably not nearly as much as anyone thinks. @Nightmare Rechie I appreciate that very much Rech, but I never said this was some kind of ragequitting the fandom thing. I certainly won't be here very much and my presence may soon taper away to nothing at all eventually, but I don't have any intentions to do... well anything really. Log in, don't log in, visit the site, don't visit the site. How much of a person's day is wasted on it if there's more fun or productive things you could be doing then maintaining a presence on a forum? That's the question rolling around in my head, anyway. It really does my prickly old heart a world of good to read such flattering words about me, I want you to know that. Just don't lose sight of your future. I know I probably nag about that every time we talk, but I wouldn't say it for idle commentary. I told you that you are a very bright person and I meant it. Keep studying, keep focusing on bettering yourself and be proud of it for God's sake. @S. Fury & @Sparklefan1234 I may very well stop logging into this forum all together some day soon, yes. Just not consciously. I don't like that. It makes me feel like I'm just trying to manipulate someone's feelings with my just logging in and out. But even now the only reason I logged in was because I felt like I owed the people who said they cared for me a few words so I didn't just disappear- people worry when others do that and I don't want them to worry. I hope I am capable enough to where people will not worry about me, they will just know I will be alright. Thanks, you guys. I mean it.
  3. Sunset Rose

    One Strong Step

    It was a mistake to rejoin this fandom, and particularly through this forum. The height of my fancy here came from nostalgia- how the infancy of FiM had helped me through dark days as it had for so many people and how I was looking to step back into that light. I had met inspiring people and had in turn inspired them as well, which was a great feeling. Truly great feeling. I've pledged my service to many pony places over the internet until that service could no longer be maintained, and then I left. Every time. I have enjoyed a myriad of fan-generated content that to this day helped keep that spark of hope for happiness alive, but inspiration like that from such an unlikely place is such a whimsical thing. Lightning in a bottle. Nothing you can ever hope to rely on, (though not for a hopeless lack of trying). But these days, not only can fond memories not stave off all of the awful in my internet life, but the people that are supposed to be so-called shepherds of this community have consistently let me down for the great latter of that journey. So not even ponies are a reliable source of escapism anymore. Don't mistake me, there are people in that role who were and are quite admirable and I do very much appreciate getting to meet them. Hopefully they know who they are. But then there are a few people - one most notably one who would use that very word 'shepherd' to describe their role- who embody the disappointment and source that unhealthy and unnecessary frustration. You know who you are. Feel free to continue laboring under that massive chip on your shoulder. I obviously won't be helping you unburden yourself with it, you've burned that bridge quite nicely. I have been to many places around the world and experienced a lot more than many people are privileged to- especially considering where I come from. I am proud that what I've earned in my life came through hard work, sweat, sleep deprivation and pain and I am proud of all of the obstacles I've endured and overcome to land in even the meager existence I'm in now. It feels like what I have I have truly earned. I've learned a lot in the realms of language, psychology, literature, history, science and patience in my life that has helped me climb one rock after another. But the past year has been the absolute most unnecesarily caustic since this community started. That would have been just after I had ended a three year hiatus from the internet for the very same reason. Looks like I needed to relearn the lesson. FiM was truly a one-trick pony and that trick has long gone predictably formulary and stale. I've been offline from all personal things for a week or so now and immediately when I logged back into the Discords, the Facebooks, the SecondLifes and the forums and everything people spend so much time on these days, I was rapidly reintroduced to all of that toxicity that I have had such an unhealthy relationship with. Feelings of neglect or disappointment, feeling like there's something I need to be doing to satisfy someone else for no real gain. Unnecessary anxiety. I am unfortunately predisposed to it through my career in IT and curiosity for communication and information in general, so I can likely never escape it entirely. But I see now that I will forever associate interacting with people over the internet as a superficial and emotionally damning at worse, artificially soothing at best activity because of the experiences I've had. And it's never one big thing, is it? No one person or thing is capable of that. It's all of the little papercuts, all of those little signs that tell you that you're not doing the right thing or you're not in a healthy or productive place. But you ignore that voice in your head for that little morphine drip of artificial human interaction. To those who do not know about me very well, I moved away from the people I love very dearly to America where my biological family now lives to make a better living here in this country and to be with my biological family for a while. I've not always been very close to my biological family- I love my husband's family in Eastern Europe far more because they care for me so much. Well soon after arriving, my biological family members informed me that they were leaving to the other side of the country because they had been planning to for some time but decided not to tell me because it might upset me. Ya think? I left the people I love for the people I should love more and now I am alone in a country that I do not belong in. So up until last month, I was not a very happy person. Even though I'm a relatively reserved person, I feel like the friends I've made here have a right to know what's been on my mind. I know this blog is a little more unhappy than is normal for me, but it's pure emotion, hard intuition and honesty. Do you wanna know what I've done the past week and a half? I've gone hiking with kind, American strangers, I've been to a family get-together with an elderly coworker who so graciously refers to me as the daughter she's never had, I've been up and down the quiet back roads of an American state that's bigger than my home country for fun and I'm so broke that budgeting for the month gives me headaches, but I've finally been genuinely happy again. Because there's no hangups with having to sit at home and babysit a forum or someone's feelings or some silly DJing set that I'm supposed to pretend to care about or any of that. I'm just living a little more impulsively and not letting people dictate my mood or my day. I'm finally having fun with my life again. This just can't compare to that. It never can. I can honestly say I have better things to do with my time again, and to my friends whom I hope to God know who they are, you do too.

    1. Sunset Rose

      Sunset Rose

      I'll give to you if you give to me
      I always want to hear what's on your mind
      And from the other side, can you still answer me
      'Cause we all crave to be understood...yeah

      And what I want to see
      And what I need to hear
      And what I want to feel
      Is in those arms

      And I'll sing to you if you sing to me
      Because I long to hear what's on your heart...yeah

      Forget me
      I'm tired and wasted
      Hopeless and faded
      Listless and jaded

      Forget me
      I'm tired of waiting
      I'm still underrated
      I'm hopeful but jaded

      But just remember
      This is a beautiful mistake
      I really need you
      As our silence starts to break

      It's stronger than fire
      Greater than all the wars we wage
      And I don't know what you want me to be
      But I don't want to be perfect anymore

      I'll share with you if you share with me
      I always want to hear what's on your mind
      And from the other side, can you still answer me?
      Because I live to speak what's on my heart...yeah

      Forget me
      I'm tired and wasted
      Listless and jaded
      Hopeless and faded

      Forget me
      I'm tired of waiting
      Still underrated
      But I'm finally awake

      Let us remember
      Life's such a beautiful mistake
      It's precious and fragile
      Sometimes more than we can take

      It's stronger than fire
      Greater than all things men create
      And I don't know what you want from me
      But I don't want to be perfect anymore

      Let's just remember
      Life's such a beautiful mistake
      It's precious and fragile
      Sometimes more than we can take

      It's stronger than fire
      Greater than all the wars we wage
      Letting go of fault and blame
      'Cause I don't want to be perfect anymore

      Yeah, I don't want to be perfect anymore
      And you don't have to be perfect anymore

      But your love, your love, your love, your love
      Is perfect just the same

    2. PathfinderCS
  5. No more purple font? 



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    2. Rikifive


      Oh-- huh? :o 

      I didn't even notice-- Rosie nuuu D:

      Retiring gives me bad feelings - it's kinda like leaving - but not really --- partially --- -- um that just worries me. :rarity: I hope everything is alright. :twi:

    3. Sunset Rose

      Sunset Rose

      I didn't say anything on purpose, Riki. I've never been one for fanfare or drama. I'll be honest, there likely won't be many people who even notice. I left without so much as a post in the staff chat. Better to leave quietly than air grievances that will never be addressed anyway.


    4. Rikifive


      Oh I see, I get what you mean. I hope everything is okay despite that. :twi:

  6. Sunset Rose

    Does transgender ponies exist?

    What would be the point? To wade a children's cartoon into the increasingly caustic pool that is social identity politics? I don't think Hasbro wants or needs anything like that. And adding one now with the 'every creature' line already stirring people up would feel like they're pandering to a loud person base with a token gesture, I don't think there's any legitimate call for it.
  7. Sunset Rose

    Project 'Y' UPDATE

    @Imperial_Crest I'm moving your topic to AK Yearling's Writing Resources. The welcoming plaza is a place for new members to introduce themselves. Please pay attention to where you are creating topics.
  8. Happy early birthday Arty! Don't let the bad weather there spoil it for you. :D

  9. Sunset Rose

    answered Black and white

    It's part of the Rarity noire event. It's intentional.
  10. Sunset Rose

    The site on mobile, is disgusting

    Can you be more specific about what it is about the site you don't like on mobile?
  11. "M'aiq knows much, tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not."

    1. 47216063816


      Too much magic can be dangerous. M'aiq once had two spells and burned his sweetroll.

    2. Passion


      "Werewolves? Where? Wolves? Men that are wolves? Many wolves. Everywhere. Many men. That is enough for M'aiq."

  12. Mods are asleep. Post gems.

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    2. Woohoo
    3. Passion


      But... aren't you... I thought... AARGH. Is Rosie a lunatic?

    4. Artemis
  13. Sunset Rose

    staff Introducing the Readers!

    Hi everyone! This is a very long time coming but I'm finally on it. Everyone's noticed the Golden Oaks Library and the readers therein. There have been quite a few readings since we opened up, but what many may or may not know is that the readers are themselves staff and you know what that means around here. First I want to introduce the readers who were already staff members. We have quite a few- there was no shortage of people on staff who liked the idea of the library. TheTaZe: TaZe is actually the first person to become a reader which I think is a pretty neat distinction to have. Today is also his birthday so please leave him a lot of love on his profile. ^ ^ Jeric: And then there's this guy... > > J has been involved in so much you may not have expected to see him pop up on this list, but he did! Our very own MLPF force of nature has no shortage of hands to stick into the many cookie jars around the staff washroom. PathfinderCS: You're probably expecting a deer pun. I'm almost expecting Path's first story to involve Spyro the Dragon. Or Bambi fanfiction. Or Something pertaining to King Sombra. Hard to say since he's been so busy. What do you think? Dark Horse: Mr. D. Horse, Esquire himself! I hear he likes ponies. And tea! Batbrony: The plot thickens! You want to know how meta having Batbrony on this team is? He approached me outside of the application thread and after a short back and forth very quietly snuck his way into the reader staff chat. Yep, that's Batbrony alright. cx From our community, however, we had a relatively decent turnout of applications. From those applications we've managed to find a few incredible people, if I do say so myself! Quinch: Quinch is one of our more levelheaded readers and I'm actually pretty thankful for that. He also has a really interesting voice. I have a lot of recommendations for him, but we'll see if my slow drip of Twilight Sparkle fanfiction drive him crazy. (Or recruit him... as planned... > > ) Clod: So... I was listening in to what I thought was Quinch's reading session yesterday and I needed to step away for a while. I came back and Clod was reading the US constitution... Expect anything from this one! Mesme Rize: Expect sneks. Lots of sneks. Seriously, the very first story he told me he's be reading involved snakes and hypnotism. I guarantee you know what you're coming for when Mesme is reading even without looking at the story beforehand. cx I'm very proud of and thankful for all of you. This was originally just a silly thing I did with ponies elsewhere before I came to MLPF but I'm really happy to see this starting to gain a bit of traction here. I know this announcement was a long time coming but I hope that everyone knows how much it means to at least me having you all here. Thank you all very much. <3
  14. Happy birthday, TaZe! Welcome to your 20s! ^_^

    1. TwilySparky


      Thanks rosie, I can finally not be a teenager for now! :mlp_yeehaa:

  15. Sunset Rose

    Golden Oaks Reader Application (Currently Closed)

    Good question! I'm not quite sure yet. We've got quite a few readers now and want to gauge how things go with the number we have now.