BornAgainBrony

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  1. Was the initial incident was meant to be an intentional foreshadow? Or some kind of polarity? Both Derpy and Tempest were hit with a disadvantage in early youth, and it sent their lives on very different paths than what they had planned. They both took a grenade to protect Twilight. But the polarity is how they reacted in youth. Both seemed to be outcast and probably teased. But Derpy remained kind and innocent, while Tempest went completely the other way. Just a curious coincidence, or intentional?
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    general questions Customizable badge display?

    Heh, wow. I couldn't remember originally if that's how it was. At least I don't remember the badge display being there a year ago. Interesting to know that it was mainly created as an event coordination aid. Aye. I mean, from at database perspective it's obviously possible. Mods could still override the settings to do what they want with it. Both for this and the "opt out" suggestion in the other thread. For how the forums were originally designed though, who knows how easy or hard it would be.
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    If the Purge became a reality, what would you do?

    Isn't Mardi Gras sort of a very toned down version of it? An interesting kind of hypocrisy since its based on the Catholic concept of Lent, a time when people are supposed to shed off all sorts of temptations. So they have one wild week of nothing but temptation before hand. A sort of "Party like it's 1999" kind of reaction to a pre-apocalypse. I remember having a weird idea about this, if a new theocracy was created, Mardi Gras evolved (or deveolved) into "Week of the 7 Sins," where on each day, one of the Sins was perfectly legal and would not be punished by either State or God. The final day of the celebration being the scariest because it was murder.
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    Sombra and dialogue

    I think the poor guy is cursed actually. A DM decided to bring back Sombra for an adventure. Well, he finally showed up. We all kept rolling nat 20's or very close to it. Trapped in a containment field, he kept getting crit fails trying to break out, while others concentrated fire on him until he was toast. He was OP, hints of him coming back had been going on throughout the game, and then... poof.
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    Sombra and dialogue

    I think it comes down to dissapointment more than anything. A LOT of time was spent building him up, he finally appears, and then a stallion throws his wife at him and he falls like a house of cards. He had the potential to be such a great villain. That he had a conventional kingdom and wasn't just a supervillain made things much more interesting. But he had no time to become it. A thing which happens far too often. Nobody survives more than two episodes. The first war with Sombra must have been far more interesting.
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    If the Purge became a reality, what would you do?

    The Purge as far as the experience is concerned, is just a zombie apocalypse with a different skin (random silly tidbit of info, its also loosely inspired by an episode of Star Trek ToS). Anyway... probably just fortify and hold out the night. Spraypaint "Fort Equestria" on the building (yes I'm fully aware that would DRAW attention) and slap MLP stickers on my weapon, because why not? Though these days.. I finally have a reason to want lots of moolah *glares at Hasbro* so... depending on my mood, I might be feeling crazy enough to go for the big heist. Uhh... wait, I need a posse. Anycreature else want in on this plan? Hypothetically-speaking, of course
  7. This is sort of a piggyback on the other thread about opting out of having a badge line in a signature. Is there a way to choose which badges we want to display? AFAIK it currently just shows the most recent ones, but I'm sure we all have special ones that we care about the most and would want to keep in the center of the "trophy case."
  8. Wow. This just came up in the "Fall of Sunset" fan project that got released just a week ago. Sometimes it just really isnt that easy and making friends is just as cryptic as getting a date.
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    Season 9 Bingo - Better than Sudoku

    Put "show officially ends" in the center space, and make "murphy's law" deal with a schrodinger thought experiment. If we lose, we also win.
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    General Media Is Disney TOO big?

    They both involve legalizing ways to steal from the public. As scary as the NN thing is, the reason companies are doing this is most likely about anti-competition rather than a 1984 scenario. "Yes, this news site will only be available on PS4."
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    General Media Is Disney TOO big?

    They already do that and have for decades. The future of Public Domain is sealed for as long as Disney exists, or a VERY anti-capitalist congress happens to be in power the year it comes time to extend copyright for the 2nd... 3rd... whateverth time.
  12. Pinkie's diet? I keep waiting for the mandatory "cookie monster becomes veggie monster" plot.
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    What if the g5 everyone expects isn't?

    Ehh... how many empires have kept from imploding before a couple hundred years without repeated massive changes in ideology? You can find cultures throughout history that were far more communistic than any modern society... they fell, usually be being conquered. Probably the only thing that has prevented the current 'free world' from going the way of rome is the credit system... a bandaid on a shotgun wound at best. But the warning signs of a collapse are everywhere now. How would you present a character who understands friendship but opposes it anyway without a bunch of inner monologuing or the campiest zinger contest between a Jedi and a Sith ever? Maybe that story just works better with schoolyard bullies instead of supervillains? Btw, I think we forgot one. Pity he was even goofier than Discord and didn't last. Storm King. Probably. He is likely a 3rd type, both in how he reacts to the 'mushy'ponies, and also his defeat. He's actually possibly more evil than any of the others (maybe not slavemaster Sombra, but we'll probably never find out just how screwed up the empire was, or how it got that way) . Tirek at least honored Twilight's terms for an exchange, while Storm King betrayed Tempest immediately. Also, the only character to visibly die suggests (from an FiM storytelling perspective anyway) that he was irredeemable. Even Tartarus AFAIK has never officially been said in the show to be an eternal punishment (we can only assume that from mythology, which FiM deviates from in numerous ways - Cerberus's job in the show is much more polarized than in mythology, where he is a guardian of an afterlife realm that is indifferent to whether a soul is good or evil) If you want to say Tempest's sacrifice counts for "defeat by friendship," alright, but by that definition, all wars have then been won by friendship, which is simply us looking out for each other.
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    MASSIVE g1 haul found in an auctioned storage locker

    That image of the storage bin is incredible. Like walking through a portal to the past and stepping into the pocket dimension of some forgotten toy store.
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    Hug a user!

    @DivineLight1000 Yay! *hugs*
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    Pony World Cup - The Battle of Tambelon

    until

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    Does Sunset lack substance as a character?

    She has a clean slate. Coming to the human world with a ton of baggage. In many ways she's just a kid who never had a chance to explore much. Probably all she knows really is magic. She hasn't had much time to decide what she wants to do, now that 'world domination' is off the bucket list. Imagine all that teen angst and confusion plus being torn between two worlds.
  18. The suicide incident I kind of agree with. But how much time could they have really spent on that? Trixie has a lot of issues. Probably more than any other character. I'm really I'm not surprised it sent her that far, after everything else she's gone through. Funnily enough, I was equally afraid for Starlight when the Changelings got ahold of the Mane 6; I feel like that could've easily gone far worse. Ironically, she still had Trixie. How in the frack is Horse Play a ripoff of the S1 premiere?
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    Shout! Factory isn't releasing any more DVDs

    Anyone know if there's a way to have them on a local storage that doesn't involve doing something shady? I don't like DVD's. They're slow, they become unreadable just by looking at them, and they're a huge pain to make backups of. I like the cloud. It's fast and efficient. But after this year, I'm not going to trust that everything won't suddenly get taken down. MLP seemed to almost vanish from Netflix once already recently. I'd prefer hard files on an HDD or similar. Backups of that are easy, and fast access makes it much easier to look up material quickly instead of having to fumble through DVD's trying to find what I need.
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    Green Cider Day

    If you put alcohol into non-alcohol, wouldn't that be a drink with alcohol in it? Stop trying to break the universe!
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    Fundamentalism

    Curiously though, especially from an atheist perspective... I wish I could find the site now that talked about it, but I remember some studies done that proved humans naturally look for a sentient reason behind everything, such as, "Is that storm here because I smacked that other cave man in the head?" Maybe that's our curiosity manifesting at its most primal level, and if so, well, we never would have been able to create a civilization without it. I'm not saying anything for or against the existence of a higher power here. Really I don't think it even matters with how fundamentalism works. Because let's be honest, the majority of fundamentalists aren't paying attention to their holy texts in the first place.
  22. The first line contradicts the second. It's been pretty much established that EG characters are linked to their counterparts. Otherwise certain phenomena such as "ponying up" don't make sense. Neither does it make sense that the Mane 6 are friends in both universes. Some kind of emotional/spiritual link is implied, and there appears to be 'something' between Twilight and Flash in both universes. That alone makes this more than just a teen crush. Still doesn't mean it would go anywhere, but it can't be written off as just hormones.
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    Sci-Twi: Love Her Or Hate Her?

    I don't dislike her. She's also not my favorite. But to be fair, she was very repressed in that school, and I can relate to that a lot. Still, her isolation seemed forced. A school like Crystal Prep would have had more students hanging around her. Even if they didn't like her personally, she would've had a few acquaintances who were interested in her work and would want to be involved. Kind of like the Ghostbusters before they got kicked out of the college. Oddly enough, I've had ideas bouncing around my head for over a year, for a Sci-twi centric show that takes place before she meets her first real friends.
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    Songs and Cider

    Is it bit weird, given the amount of old european influence on Equestria, that there is a noticable absence of Celtic-inspired Brony music?
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    Green Cider Day

    What time zone do the forums run on? Maybe it expired at midnight EST?