Nightmare Recherche

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About Nightmare Recherche

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    A Delight to Behold
  • Birthday 06/07/2002

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

  • Best Pony
    Rarity, Indisputably
  • Best Pony Race
    Unicorn
  • Best Season

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    U.S.A., Eastern Seaboard
  • Personal Motto
    Your happiness is yours alone to assure.
  • Interests
    Personal beauty, architectural beauty, natural beauty... anything beautiful, truly.

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  1. @Nightmare Recherche What do you think of this beautiful pony?

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    2. DivineShadow1000

      DivineShadow1000

      @Nightmare Recherche She looks so... peaceful doesn’t she?

    3. Nightmare Recherche

      Nightmare Recherche

      Quite, especially after much turmoil with the Storm King. :mlp_grin:

      No longer needing to endure his nonsense would likely do her heart rate a few favors. :D

    4. DivineShadow1000

      DivineShadow1000

      @Nightmare Recherche Now can focus on more important things like making herself a new horn.

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  2. Happy Impending Old Age Day, my friend! Be sure to evade the nursing homes for as long as possible! :D

    Sincerely, though, Happy Birthday! :darling:

    1. Phosphor

      Phosphor

      I'm trying. :P Those two grey hairs are totally not there  :lie:

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, @Nightmare Recherche  :grin:

  3. just wanna say thanks for giving me 100th like, my friend.

    1. Nightmare Recherche

      Nightmare Recherche

      Absolutely! :darling: Hopefully I will be around for the 1,000th as well.

    2. Madam Rarity

      Madam Rarity

      no wonder i get like so fast and easy lol

  4. I overall enjoyed the episode, though it did come across as rather... hasty, for my tastes, especially since it was the series finale. I am also conflicted on the epilogue. Nevertheless, I find it to be an overall satisfying finale Ultimately, I would say that I liked it.
  5. So... it's finally over.  Oh, what a wild ride it has been indeed. :mlp_rarity:

    I never managed to catch up in time for this day, unfortunately, but it is nevertheless incredible to me that we have managed to make it this far. There have been a great many ups and downs along the way, and while the finale was far from my favorite episode... it was worth it, in the end.

    Either way, onward, into the future!

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    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      I hope that they do a complete box set as well. It would fit nicely on my shelf next to the Avatar The Last Airbender box set. :proud: Though I fear it will only put on DVD and not Blu-ray. :sunny:

    3. Nightmare Recherche

      Nightmare Recherche

      @Twilight Luna Considering the track record of MLP physical releases, I imagine you may be correct. :mlp_please: Who knows, though; perhaps they may go the extra mile just this once, assuming such a thing happens at all? I'm not holding my breath, but I do hope something of the sort releases one day.

    4. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      I hope it would at least include extras like interviews and behind the scenes stuff. 

  6. Rarity’s Nightmare Night costume looks fabulous. :grin:

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    1. Nightmare Recherche

      Nightmare Recherche

      Indeed it does! :mlp_proud:

      Our Princess of the Night is certainly not slacking with her either, to be completely fair. :mlp_grin:

    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      She certainly does. She loves her pumpkin hair pin. :LunaMCM:

  7. I was born in 2002, therefore, Generation Z. I wonder what future generations will critique us for.
  8. Thank you very much. I have not fully matured yet, of course, but it becomes increasingly clear the older I get how unrelenting life can be... but as these lyrics go, I will go on until the end.
  9. I confess: though I did not promise any sort of schedule for this series of mine, I have slacked a touch more than I would have liked. Nevertheless, I believe I have found another excellent song worthy of appraisal, and one from a band that I have been familiar with for quite some time. I refer to Until the End, by Breaking Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin is a group that specializes in more melancholy music as a whole, and in a way, this is no exception... but with a twist. A twist that puts this song just a league higher than their other music, in my opinion. This song has many interpretations, but I consider it a song about depression, the struggles of life, and perhaps even suicide... but persisting in spite of it all. With that said, let us begin. As the song begins, a powerful but nevertheless passionate guitar melody is played, as is Breaking Benjamin's specialty, outside of their lyrics. Speaking of which, the opening lyrics are as follows: "So clever, whatever, I'm done with these endeavors. Alone I walk the winding way. " It's quite amazing how great the opening lyrics are, if you ask me. These lyrics get straight to the point of the song; ultimately, depression is something that none of us want to deal with, deep down. In a sort of way, we can begin to romanticize being free of it, so we begin creating fantasies. Fantasies of being social butterfly in spite of your social anxiety, for instance. Unfortunately, like all fantasies, they simply do not correlate with reality, which can lead to one feeling defeated. Not to mention, while any amount of support can be incredibly helpful, in the end, this is something you must chose to persist through yourself. "It's over, no longer, I feel it growing stronger. I'll live to die another day, until I fade away." This verse admittedly perplexes me slightly, but I ultimately perceive it as defying the temptation to give up on life. "It" is functionally the vocalist's will to remain alive, in spite of everything life throws his way. The second half of this verse paints the picture for the upcoming chorus beautifully; it shows a prevailing will to live, but not in an overly sappy way. It would have been easy to write the lyrics as "I'll live to see another day," but instead, it opts for a slightly more cynical approach. In a way, that actually makes it more powerful; maintaining your will to be alive is not as simple as not wanting to be sad any longer. We then enter this song's first chorus: "Why give up, why give in? It's not enough, it never is, but I will go on until the end." "We've become desolate. It's not enough, it never is, but I will go on until the end." This chorus states the meaning of the song beautifully and succinctly. Depression is not something that you can simply brush off; if it were, than depression rates would plummet by the hour. It is instead something that must gradually chipped through, and lived with for a time. A common symptom of depression is very high, often unrealistic self-expectations, and when they are inevitably fallen short of, this can lead the sufferer to see themselves as a lost cause. These lyrics show, however, that he has outsmarted these expectations: if I can never live up to them, why bother trying to reach them? Nevertheless, he will continue to strive for the best, even if his best expectations are not met. "Surround me, it's easy to fall apart completely. I feel you creeping up again." "It's over, no longer, I feel it growing colder. I knew this day would come to end, so let this life begin." These lyrics show the beginning of a recovery, and an acceptance of the vocalist's circumstances. Even if he has accepted that he cannot be the perfect version of himself, he still will have to endure the pain that depression causes. In many ways, it can be tempting to simply give up once again... but it's over, no longer. No matter how painful it can be, a day only lasts 24 hours, and the vocalists is prepared to roll with the punches. Basically, life began tearing him down again, in spite of his efforts... and his response? "Do your worst." As these lyrics conclude, we then enter the second chorus, alongside a new set of lyrics. "I've lost my way. I've lost my way" "But I will go on until the end." "Living is hard enough without you fucking up." These addition lyrics show a relapse of sorts; unfortunately, the path to recovery is not always directly upward. To the contrary, there are often many slopes and inclines. This can be incredibly discouraging, especially after a long period of prosperity... but you must persist forward all the same, even if you regress a bit. This is what I believe "fucking up" is referring to; not the mistakes along the way, but the temptation to give up once again. That would be a much greater mistake than whatever may have occurred that day. We then enter the final chorus of the song, alongside a repeat of the above lyrics, excluding the third verse. We are then treated to a final set of lyrics: "The final fight I win." "The final fight I win." "The final fight I win." "But I will go on until the end." Once again, these lyrics also summarize the song as a whole wonderfully, as it shows that the vocalist has outsmarted himself once again. The fight her likely refers to is... life as a whole. This is the final fight he will win, but it will also be his first and only. Truly, he will go on until the end. Though I have known of this group for quite some time, this is a song of theirs I have only recently discovered, and it has arrived at quite a good time for me. Without giving too much away, I was making leaps and strides towards self-improvement at the beginning of this year... but come April, it all began to fall apart, until we reach today. My diet, hygiene, motivation, and overall willpower have taken a serious hit since then... and I have lamented this ever since. I was doing so well back then; how could I have let myself fall back to my older, worse self? Unfortunately, I may have been a touch too eager, so once my first speed-bump hit... it was all downhill, due to my fantasies not being fulfilled. This song was an excellent wake-up call of sorts for me; though I may be worse off now than I was earlier, there is not much point in lamenting it. You can either give up and become a hermit of sorts, or get back on your feet and accept that you still have improving to do, as you always will. In short, you cannot base your self-confidence on perfect results. Ironically, this is an excellent way to never achieve them. Instead, you must learn to be happy with your progress, even if it fell short of your ideals. Though I may be in a rut at the moment, I firmly believe that there is another opportunity on the horizon for me. Either way, thank you once again for reading. I still cannot promise a schedule, but I will be sure to post once I discover another song that speaks to me.
  10. Care to guess who arrived in the mail today? :D

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    Though I am not the biggest fan of Pinkie Pie, as most of you already know, I can happily as that I am thoroughly pleased with this Bishoujo. :mlp_grin:

    My wallet certainly isn't, however. :mlp_please: Little does it know, this is only round one of six!

    Twilight Sparkle is next!

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    2. Trix or Treat

      Trix or Treat

      certainly masterfully designed, all six of them are great, and i love how they include both a pony and a human(makes me wonder if that's the size little ponies have compared to humans)

    3. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      Pinkie’s reaction to her statue:

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      Excellent choice, my friend. :grin: Pinkie isn’t my favorite either but they did a really good job on her. 

      Looks like you better sign up for more credit cards. :laugh:

    4. Bas

      Bas

      Wild guess. Probably not me. :)

  11. I like your username. Goes quite well with your avatar. IjVFk15.png

    1. Nightmare Recherche

      Nightmare Recherche

      Thank you very much! I do like to be festive at this time of the year, after all. :mlp_grin:

  12. Thanks for the mention in the "8 Years and counting" thread, my friend! :rarity: *hugs*

    Making a short list of my best friends in the community would be extremely difficult (I'd probably end up omitting people who definitely should be there) so I haven't really tried to... I'll just say you'd definitely be on that hypothetical list! :kindness:Thanks once again! :yay:

    1. Nightmare Recherche

      Nightmare Recherche

      You are very much welcome! :mlp_grin: It has been a pleasure speaking with you in the past year or so, so it would be an utter disservice to leave you off of such a list.

    2. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Thanks (for the third time)! ;) Likewise! :coco:

      I hope you continue to enjoy your time in this community – and I'll try my best to contribute to that, as well! :pinkie:

  13. MLPF and I have a funny relationship, truly. I vividly recall the first few weeks I was active here, it was an experience like no other I had before. Perhaps it is simply due to the fact that I have not logged onto many other Forums, but who knows. Either way, my initial experience with the Forums was incredibly positive; the users where charming, the Forum Games were quirky and fun, and the Forums in general had a lovely atmosphere. I even enjoyed it enough to join the Staff for a time, which was a nice experience, as brief as it may have been. Then there was a period beginning in, say, August of 2018. Many users were beginning to lose interest, including a few key user whom I enjoyed the company of quite a lot. Nevertheless, I stayed active; new faces were appearing quickly enough to keep me engaged, not to mention any amount of moderating I needed to tend to. That said, this period was likely the time when I enjoyed my time the least; tending to the Forums felt quite a lot like an obligation, rather than a fun activity. Thus, my interest was declining quickly. I even decided that I would depart the Forums completely, but of course, this decision did not last. Once 2019 came, I believe this began a period of relaxation, so to speak. Though starting form this point, I decided to ultimately use the Forums less, I began enjoying it quite a bit more. Sure, my stay was infinitely less eventful than it had once been, but that was ultimately working to my benefit. Now that I was able to partake whenever I saw fit, it was becoming more and more enjoyable once again. Now we are approaching the end of 2019, now that we have entered the long anticipated (at least by me) Halloween season. As I reflect on my time here, even though it may seem somewhat inconsequential now... it has been quite a wild ride, and has changed me more than most websites can boast. There have been a great many ups and downs along the way, but the journey has been worth it, in my eyes. If I were to mention any users in particular whom I greatly appreciate, it would likely be @Wannabrony, @Captain Clark, @Tacodidra, and @Rarity the Supeme. These four have been amazing companions along the way, and my time here would not have been the same without them.
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    ... Oh my. :awed:

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    3. jorge123esp

      jorge123esp

      I need that :wub:

    4. Frostgage

      Frostgage

      I notice your birthday is coming up in just eight short months

  15. 𝕴𝖙'𝖘 𝖋𝖎𝖓𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖞 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖙𝖎𝖒𝖊 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖞𝖊𝖆𝖗 𝖔𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝖒𝖔𝖗𝖊, 𝖑𝖆𝖉𝖎𝖊𝖘 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖌𝖊𝖓𝖙𝖑𝖊𝖒𝖊𝖓. :fabulous:

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    2. Cash In

      Cash In

      And so it begins :kirin:.

    3. Prospekt

      Prospekt

      Sp00ky season is upon us!

    4. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Awesome! :yay: I'm looking forward to what everyone comes up with this year! :LunaMCM:

      Tacolantern probably won't return, though... :adorkable: