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About rcollinz13

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    Music = Life
  • Birthday 03/29/1995

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    Mind the gap
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    Playing my cello and drums, video games, mlp (otherwise I wouldn't be on this website), and life.

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  1. Merry Birthiversary!

  2. Merry Birthiversary! 

  3. Merry Birthiversary!

  4. I've been to quite a few countries. Though, they are mostly small countries close together in Europe. The United States Canada England Scotland Wales Ireland Grand Cayman France Germany Austria Switzerland Italy Lichtenstein The Vatican Jamaica Dominican Republic I believe that covers it.
  5. i have had anxieties about this election for months. As a Canadian who lives in both Canada and the United States, this is something that has been on my mind for a long time. Many people have legitimate concerns about a Trump presidency. However, some people need to calm the fuck down. Politicians always make bold statements about what they plan to do if elected. A lot of the time, many of those things never come to pass. Given the eternal gridlock of the US congress it's hard to say anything earth shattering will happen. I'm still uneasy about how this might unfold, but I am happy about one thing. Putin has released a statement that he is ready to reopen the channels of communication between Russia and the US, so that is good news. Regardless of who you voted for, we can't let this tear us apart. We don't have to agree on everything, but let's remember that we're all still bronies. Maybe I'm being naive, but it is over now. The only thing we can do is wait and see what will happen.
  6. Just take me to Switzerland and leave me there. I've been there a couple times before, and it's still one of my favourite places in the world. Having been in flat areas most of my life the mountains are a very welcome change. I also intend to live away from the city in a more rural or isolated area.
  7. I'd definitely like to discuss this more and see what we might be able to do. What's the best way to contact you?
  8. My apologies for not responding sooner. I was honestly surprised to have anyone respond to my post, Drummer: Looking for Other Musicians. I have never dabbled in composition before and have always wanted to give it a try. I took a listen to your soundcloud, and it sounds like you have some good experience. I'm not exactly sure what we might be able to potentially work on, but you seem to have more experience than I do in this field. What kind of music might you be interested in? I know that you are a pianist, but we could potentially find other people to help as well. Do you mostly do instrumentals or lyrical songs. I'd like to hear anything that you have in mind. I want to determine if this is something that could work out before going to far with it. I hope to hear from you. Cheers.
  9. I'm looking for other musicians to do some collaborating with. It can be pony related, but it doesn't have to be either. I myself am mainly a drummer, but I am well versed at a few other instruments and have a good background in music as a whole. I invite anyone who may be interested to reply to this with any ideas that come to mind. It's been quite some time since I have been able to collaborate with other musicians, so this is something I am very excited about. I hope to hear from you all. Cheers.
  10. I'm definitely guilty of using MLP as means to put off my course work. I can see how you think I am exaggerating. You're most likely right, too. I'm a bit of worry wart by nature, and those fears tend to surface late at night when I'm sitting at my computer. I have definitely seen the type of fans that you are referring to. Those were usually the fans that had just gotten into the show and were in the sort of 'honeymoon' stage of discovering the show. Everything is new and exciting right at the beginning. Then, as the show progresses, even if you still greatly enjoy the show, the obsession dies down a little bit. When I first got into the show, and the larger fandom, it was something the permanently occupied space in my brain 24/7 for a good two years. At this point, my appreciation for the show is a little less extreme. This is something I definitely connect with. Part of the big draw for me was always the warm feelings and positivity I felt from the show. I've always been a bit of a pessimist and chronic worrier in my life. Having a show like MLP that gave me little boosts of energy and good feelings made me genuinely want to take some of these things to heart.
  11. I appreciate the kind words. I should also specify that my fear of death doesn't stop me from doing things that I want to. Even though it can cause great discomfort at times, I always never let my fears prevent me from doing things I like. The same way I don't let my anxieties around socialising prevent me from going out with some friends and having fun. These are more or less the late night ramblings of my brain after my busiest day of classes.
  12. I'm never sure where to put posts. Thanks for your help.
  13. There is no denying our affinity for this show and the fandom that it has garnered. Some of us are old school cartoon fans that were drawn in by the quality animation that most modern cartoons don't have. Others were open minded enough to give the show a chance after hearing about the massive backlash to it. I myself got into the show after watching 'Teens React To MLP: FiM', and hearing the teens pass judgement on a show that they hadn't seen. Regardless of how one may have gotten into this show, I think it is fair to say that this show has become a great source of escapism for many. It's no secret that we are living in some turbulent times. There is an economic recession, the ongoing concern of global climate change, a crumbling job market, and a myriad of other things to be concerned with. There is all this negativity coming from the world around us and in comes MLP. A show completely divorced from reality. A world separate from our own. It's full of fantasy, adventure, new experiences, and just good feelings. MLP offers a form of escapism from the cold and harsh realities of our world today. It's not just overarching issues too. The show provides escapism from the simple stresses of everyday whether that be your family life, stressful job, or anything else. In a simple sense, there is nothing wrong with having something like MLP to be used for escapism. We all need something to 'detox' at the end of the day and keep ourselves sane. The problem is when it becomes less of a sense of relief and more a sense of denial. Where the person uses the escapism to deny reality and ignore the real world. In some respects I think fiction is a more powerful drug than anything. The ability to get lost in a world completely divorced of the problems that we have in our own is strangely appealing. However, falling too far down the rabbit hole can cause someone to become dangerously detached from the real world. Let me know if MLP has become a source of escapism for you. Do you think it's possible to become to separated from reality? At what point do you need to take a step back and return to the real world? I I welcome your thoughtful discussion. Cheers.
  14. The fear of death is the most common fear shared amongst people. It is the epitome of the human condition. No matter your race, sex, social class, favourite sports team, etc. we all die. Despite this, many people, including myself, are afraid of dying. For some of it goes beyond just being afraid and starts to screw with your sanity. For myself, I have always been afraid of death to some degree or another. However, it is only in recent years that it has become a source of great stress for me. Though I am afraid of death in general, I am very afraid of dying young. At this point in time I am 21 years old. I am very young and have so much left that I hope to experience before dying. This is not to say that my fear of death ends with dying young. My feeling is that if I live a relatively long and fulfilled life, then I will be prepared to leave this world. I'm afraid that if I die young, I will potentially miss out on life's great milestones. i think what scares me more than anything is the uncertainty of what happens when we breathe our last breath. Although I grew up as a Protestant Christian, I have since taken a step back from my religious upbringing. I would not go as far to say I'm an Atheist, because I don't object to possibility of a God, I just feel a bit disillusioned by religion. Regardless of which religion it is. I had always found comfort in the idea of a heaven, or any sort of afterlife, but I don't have that sort of comfort anymore. I am a creature of routine and meticulous planning ahead of time. Thus, it is easy to see why uncertainty is so frightening for me. The idea of reaching a point where I cease to be conscious is baffling. Despite the fact that it would be no different than the hundreds of years that passed before I took my first breath. In a way, we were all dead before we were born. I want to hear what the rest of you think about all of this. I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles with this fear. It would be really nice to hear any input that others may have on how they have dealt with this fear. I welcome your thoughtful discussion. Cheers.
  15. YouTube has just announced a new feature in an attempt to halt toxic comments and 'negative' videos on their site. A new programme designed to let the users report on other users and remove their videos and or comments. Despite all of the recent controversy regarding the broken flagging system, someone thought this was a great idea. Let me preface this post with this statement. I am well aware that, as a private company, YouTube is within their rights to make whatever rules they want. Within the realm of legality, nothing there are doing is censorship. However, that does not negate the real consequences this poses on YouTube as a platform for people to share with the world. Additionally, I have a very real fear that this broken system will be taken advantage of by some in an attempt to prevent people from voicing certain opinions on topics. It's no secret that YouTube's content ID system is incredibly broken. It's broken to the point where YouTube removed one of its own videos for objectionable content. It would appear that YouTube is trying to become more like an online television network. They fear that 'negative' content will be unappealing to advertisers. Despite the fact that advertisers gladly put ads on sexy music videos, late night adult shows, news channels with very violent news stories, etc. The YouTube Heroes initiative was just the next step. It's kind of ingenious when you stop to think about it. Why hire hundreds of workers to flag objectionable content if you can get the users to do it for free by offering them 'perks' that are really worth absolutely nothing. As I said, nothing YouTube is doing is censorship, but if they continue down this path it's likely another site will take its place. Then YouTube will by the next MySpace of the internet. Let me know what you think about this new initiative from YouTube. Am I sounding the panic alarm prematurely? Or is this actually cause for concern. I welcome your thoughtful discussion. Cheers.