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  1. What are your guys opinion on the hacker group Anonymous? They are a hacktavist group (without any real leader (in fact, they don't have a leader at all)), they fight for the freedom of information, and for the freedom of the information (of any kind) getting on the Internet for everyone to see...So what is your opinion? Sorry guys, this is the best I can come up with as a random question, it has been three years since I talked to anybody on any forum...
  2. Hi, I have decided that sometime around January of 2017, I will "move" to Linux and continue my phase of slowly abandoning Microsofts product line and ecosystem (mostly because of privacy concerns regarding Windows 10, but also because now that I have tried Win 10 for almost an entire year, I can safely say that I do have problems with the stability and design of the OS). This is not the first time that I have decided to go to Linux. Last year after an "upgrade" to Windows 10 from 8.1 that did not go too smoothly on my old HP convertible laptop, I decided to create another partition on my hard drive using Ubuntu's installer app, and I believe I may have talked about it in various parts of these forums once upon a time. However, back then I was only considering Linux as a temporary replacement until I could afford a better machine, having known about the free nature of Linux distros. Since I still (unfortunately) need Microsoft's flagship product as I plan on going to TAFE next year to do courses relevant to Screen and Media, which will require the Adobe Creative Cloud, and after much research, I decided that maybe WINE/PlayOnLinux/Crossover and/or virtual machines is not a very good idea and that buying a Surface for this rather small amount of software I actually need Windows for would be financially shooting myself in the foot and will only support Microsoft further than if I just do what I did with my old laptop, and make a partition for Linux so that I can still keep Windows for what I need it for. I guess the reason that I made this post is because I am a long time Windows user wanting something different, and I only dislike Apple more than Microsoft (though honestly, they're just as bad as each other), and I wanted to hear from any Linux users on the forums any tips, advice and suggestions to help me make the most out of my "switch" to Linux. Especially since me (and my family) have been dependent on Microsoft and their product line and ecosystem for as long as I can remember. If it helps, this is my current specs: I have chosen Linux Mint as my distro to make the "switch" from Windows to because I tried it inside a virtual machine and was impressed by the Cinnamon desktop environment being so much like what I'm used to on Windows, but also more organised, I have heard lots of good things about its stability and speed (I even tried it on my old HP laptop that ran Ubuntu and Windows 10 before I had to give it to my dad, with Windows 8.1 reinstalled onto it because he needed Windows) and because Mint's source code is based on one of the major distros of Linux (Ubuntu), I thought that it would be just as good, and it turned out much better as my old machine never crashed once with it installed, compared to with Ubuntu installed.
  3. 'Looking for a brony skype group with the freedom American's like to think they have?' Then we want YOU! Yes you, to join The Brony Legion today! About us: After searching far and wide we have found plently of 'Brony Skype Groups', but they all have the same problem... SO MANY RULES! And more bannable offences than you could poke a stick at! And being the freedom lovers we are, walls of rules are not something we agree with. So that's where here at The Brony Legion, we've minimised the rules and maximised freedom, only keeping a few rules to keep a general order in place. Rules: 1. No excessive Swearing. (Dropping the F-Bomb is all fine and good, but speaking a 10 word sentence, and 9 out of 10 of those words being fuck is not the way the english language was meant to be spoken!) 2. Sending Images is allowed. (Just try and keep Images moderately SFW, PM's were invented for a reason folks! If you, for any reason feel the need to send a Non-Image file in the group chat, please seek permission from a moderator first, People can hide pretty nasty stuff in files these days.) 3. Religious (and other "Touchy") discussion is allowed. (Just try not to go full Richard Dawkins on someone who has different beliefs as you. Leave that up to Westboro .) 4. Spam/Flooding is not allowed. (We like our chat the same way we like to imagine our lives, clean and in some sort of working order.) 5. Group calls are allowed, but keep it classy. (Everybody loves a good group call, but not every likes to see you shirtless whilst re-enacting your favorite scenes from magic mike. Again, PM's were invented for a reason!) Since no-one really follows the rules I've decided to revise by just having 1 universal rule! 1. Don't be a dick. Due to our minimum rules and maxumim freedom guarantee, our skype group is based around an MA15+ Rating. If, for whatever reason, you are under the age of 15 and still wish to join in on our mindless jabber, no-one is going to stop you, but be prepared to see and read things that your parents may not have discussed with you. Discretion is adviced. NOTICE: If you are emotionally sensitive or are easily offended or "Triggered", maybe this isn't the chat for you. Discretsion is advised and we are not responsible for anything you witness whist in our group. By joining our chat, you are agreeing that you have so on your own terms and anything you see or do whist in chat is stricly your responsibility. Moderation: The moderators are not your parents! Their only job is to keep order and enforce the few rules we do have. If you have an issue with another member of the group, try to sort it out between yourselves first before getting the moderators involved. Contacting us: If you are interested joining out little slice of freedom feel free to post your skype username below, or contact me personally at twitchdev_mark I feel like that's about everything you need to know to survive your time in TBL, if you have any questions feel free to ask, apart from that, have a nice day, and I look forward to seeing you in our group! ^^
  4. For those who know me and read my status once in a while, you know that my mother is constantly shoving her religion down my face. Now what I have not let on in my status is that we have been having bible studies on the sabbath for weeks and today I just couldn't take it anymore. After arguing for more than 2 hours about Christianity, science, other Gods and faith, she finally told me to find a God that can answer my prayers. WHAT!! That was all I could think as I basically told her without actually saying the words "I'm an atheist" that all religions are bs to me and she tells me to find one anyway. Then as I was about to tell her that I realized I could have some fun with this. We debated a bit more and the it ended with how almost all debates with christians end. "I'll pray for you" So I'm now off to find a religion to be apart of. If you know me though, you already know what I'm choosing.
  5. Some old art I had lying around. I forgot about it and need to edit it when I have the time. =T /Edited Now we have line art! Just need to get to coloring and shading. :3 /Edited Here's the finished product. Hope you like it. :3
  6. I know in my last entry I said I was going to tough out the semester, but I did the math. To keep my B in Advanced Business statistics, I need a 76.4 on the final exam To raise my C to a B in Marketing Strategy, I need to score a 124.2 on the final exam I finally told my parents I had a C in grad school. It really went over better than I thought it would. I did make my mom promise not to destroy me, though. Instead of being angry with me (like she has done in the past), she instead offered some insight into my situation, which she was correct about. Then she offered suggestions about what I should do going forward. It really was a whole lot easier than I thought it would be. Really, it feels so much better now that I don't have to lie to them about my grades anymore. She helped me make a few decisions: 1. The first thing we decided was that quitting school would not be a smart decision. I do have room to grow with my degree, but I shouldn't plan on getting much further than I currently am if I don't keep pursuing my education. I am comfortable now, but if I were to marry and end up with a family...I'm more financially stable than I have ever been, but I am in no way ready to support a family. 2. We decided was that I should look into a Master of Accounting (MAcc) instead of Business Administration (MBA) because the MAcc would fit my interests much better. So I got on my computer and looked into it. I did find a university that offered an MAcc program. It offers two Becker CPA review courses (which are invaluable to aspiring CPA's), both of which you can use as two of the four electives you need to graduate as well as having a heavy focus on accounting. It is a 30 hour program that has maybe 6 hours of courses that aren't accounting so I really want to check that out before quitting school. 3. Neither of my current classes are listed on their schedule. I can't even use them as electives. So instead of finishing the semester and taking what I have, it'd be best to just drop (which I did today). I've checked in with my financial aid providers. I will owe my student loans back (obviously) but I do not have to pay back any grant money. All the loan money is intact so all they have to do is ask for it and I'll hand it all over in a lumpsum. I even have enough to cover interest. That puts me in an excellent financial situation as far as dropping out of grad school is concerned. 4. I should contact an adviser at the new school. Now I'm probably not going to get in for the spring semester, but that's okay. If I can't get in until August 2015, I can live with that. It'd probably be better anyway. 5. I'm depressed...so I need to find a counselor. I had already decided upon this before talking to my parents. It's also why I think enrolling for August would be better. It would give me more time to sort things out with myself and get out of this rut. I don't wear sadness well. I guess the thing my mom told me that stuck with me was this: "If it was easy, everyone would be doing it." Well, I guess she's right. For now it is nice to finally not have school for a little while. I actually feel really good about my decision to drop out of these classes. Usually when I feel good about something, I know I made the right choice. And I'm ecstatic about that much, despite my depression. I still have a lot of changes to make in my life to get better but I'll take it a step at a time. I don't expect an overnight turnaround. I haven't been reading self-help books or anything. I just know what I need to do to get where I want to be. I will need help along the way, though. My first objective is to clean everything and reorganize. Let's hope this goes well. [insert "determined" emoticon here] Eh..that'll do lol
  7. So what do you ponies think of gun control, both in the United States and abroad. I myself see gun control as simply a restriction of individual freedom and a lack of means to defend oneself in a dangerous situation.
  8. Bronies I come with a message of grave importance. The Realm of Xbox-Live has become a warground, instead of Fighting for Peace and Harmony, people fight only for Glory and Bragging rights. I call upon you, Loyal Bronies of Equestria, To take up arms and fight back against the Tide of War and Chaos. This Also includes other Brony Gamer Groups they know not of the truth, they fight only for fun, we must be the ones to sacrifice everything, for we shall Unite all under one banner. If you are willing to Fight the Good fight, Please add my Gamertag, to build up a Reputation, we shall start on Black Ops 2 and we shall move on to others, such as Halo, Battlefield, and World of Tanks, also Minecraft, but even if you do play other games, please still feel free to join. GamerTag: BRONY KNIGHT Now Join The Death Korps, for a Brighter future. ~ I Live To Die. And I Die So they May Live Free ~
  9. It's quite simple really, just give a rating between 1 and A ( 10 ) on how negative the user is in the freedom dimension. PLAY!
  10. COVERING MY DONKEY: THIS POST DOES NOT CONTAIN IMAGERY, BUT CONTAINS SOME DISCUSSION OF SO-CALLED MATURE (SEX, INTOXICANTS) SUBJECT MATTER. SO THE SHELTER THE CHILD TYPES DON'T SPAM ME, I WOULD PREFER IF ANYONE UNDER 16 OR SO WOULD KINDLY PRESS THE BACK BUTTON ON THEIR BROWSER. IF YOU CARE ABOUT HIDING FROM THAT SORT OF THING, NO ONE IN THE DIGITAL AGE CAN STOP YOU IF YOU'RE GOING TO READ IT ANYWAY, THOUGH, AND THIS DISCLAIMER IS A BIT HYPOCRITICAL OF ME AS I, AFTERALL, HAD QUITE THE EROTIC COLLECTION BY AGE 12. FOR LEGAL PURPOSES-EVERYTHING IN THIS POST AND ON THIS ACCOUNT PERTAINS TO A FICTIONAL CHARACTER. I ALWAYS FOLLOW THE LAW AND NEVER LIE. Greetings my little (and large) philohippic Comrades, Despite what one might initially assume due to the irreverently jocular nature of this account name, I am not a troll. Nor am I a sociologist who believes there has to be some esoteric reason for the cross-generational popularity of a fairly good cartoon. I am simply a collector of knowledge in his mid-twenties. I'm posting this here since this the nature of this post transcends the professed purposes of any one subforum on this site. The purpose is merely an exchange of knowledge and opinion. MLP and its fervent fandom has lead me to some interesting thoughts since I discovered it. This will be a long, dense post, so eternal thanks to those that put in the time to read it and have an open enough mind not to label and dismiss me outright due to the overwhelming prejudice in modern times against recreational drug users. Please read the whole post before replying, and, if interested, speak your mind. You don't have to worry about offending me, I don't get offended- I take action and mere words on the internet are never worth what I refer to as action. I've seen and heard everything anyway, metaphorically speaking, of course. Let's start with some background about the type of person I am so I'm not really the type to join social movements, or have blind loyalty to a state just by accident of birth locale, (I've always been rebellious and a bit of a trickster- my younger self could have really related to Discord...), so I wouldn't exactly call myself a "brony". Just look at how many of you similar in age and male (usually... there are always the Rainbow Dashs and GI Jane types) are in the military. Don't take this the wrong way as I know the US' disastrous history of senseless wars in the period following WWII up until the present is not the fault of you 23 year old grunts with cutie marks on your Abrams' barrel, but the fault of our corrupt government, but I'm the type of person who if drafted for a war I didn't personally believe in would end up shooting the first drill sergeant that insulted me and stealing an attack helicopter to get away- governments are governments, always driven by greed and lust for power rather than love, none of them are worth dying for in my opinion. Plus sociopaths, the world's most convincing liars, always rise in such organizations because power excites and titillates them and a sociopath good at acting and who understands the masses will always beat someone honest. There are exceptions, but they're few and the few decent politicians usually get assassinated. Read some history if you don't know what I'm talking about. And not your high school textbook approved by the Texas Board of Education that talks about dinosaur Jesus Reagan defeating, single handily, the black and white, good and evil, "commies". Even wikipedia is more reliable than most of the crap they'll spoon feed you and make you regurgitate mindlessly in public K through 12. But digression aside, I have a fondness for the show and how it presents ethical argument. I've come to enjoy the morals and empathetic outlook of MLP in a way similar to why I believe some people enjoy being involved in a religion. I've always stood against the traditional religions, however, because I want my here and now to be good, not wait for an afterlife for which there exists no firm evidence. And I am an unrepentant hedonist (a lover of pleasure for those without a dictionary as their cutie mark)- I love feeling what I want to feel, when I want to feel it, so pyschoactive drugs in other words (besides alcohol and tobacco, the two socially accepted ones have the worst effects and health effects IMHO) and I like my love with lust, not without it like traditional Christians, Muslims, and Jews seem to, at least publicly even if they're doing Space Imperator Ron Paul knows what clandestinely, in the bathroom of an international airport. And I've never liked dogma or things that stand in the way of peaceful science without a REALLY goddamn good reason why (such as torturous large scale experiments on higher animals and humans) and not because someone thinks a tree representing curiosity, knowledge, and innovation has evil apples. My advice- never jump into a decision that could affect you health or future BUT once you find out all there is to know, as far as you can with the time available to you, never let anyone decide for you though listening to advice is useful as long as you are 100% sure you understand the advice-giver's intention toward you, biases, and level of skill or knowledge of that which pertains to that particular fork in the road you travel. I've eaten many forbidden fruits- good things have happened, bad things too, but I never jumped into anything (pyschopharmacology, psychology, history, and literature are my personal areas of expertise) and I grew much wiser and gained perspectives that no one can ever even guess at if they themselves always choose safety over freedom. "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." "What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" That is not to say one should be reckless, but safety over enjoying your life in whatever way that means to you, whether driving somewhere that has the possibility for a crash, sky diving when there's a small, small chance your parachute will fail or, hell, you fall into a storm cloud that does unto thee what Zeus be doin' unto a Persian. Or maybe you take a little cocaine or mdma to make a concert on your birthday awesome (espressos and energy drinks and large amounts of caffeine in general, are way harder on your cardiovascular system than mdma, mephedrone, or even cocaine used sanely- the drug addicts you see on tv, by the by, are a VERY small proportion of the population that sometimes enjoys euphoric chemicals and an alcoholic is just as screwed, health-wise if not by our joke of a "justice" system, as any junkie or crackhead or what have you (alcohol in its pure form does the most bodily damage out of most drugs, legal and illegal, you've ever heard of- unclean needles and impure things like heroin- which is not fundamentally different in method of action or rate of physical dependence formation from the painkillers you get after surgery), but, yes, the drama llamas you see on COPS are using these things very stupidly. But one cannot save someone from themselves and humans have ALWAYS loved intoxicants- agriculture instead of hunting and gathering arose mostly due to grain for beer and indigenous religions always seem to have some sort of shaman or medicine man who's a big advocate of whatever the local psychoactive plants and fungi in the area his or her particular people live in are- and is a personal choice really a valid reason to put someone in a cage and quite literally torture them? Is that helping them? Yes, things that endanger others, such as driving under the influence SHOULD be illegal- but adults, in my opinion, have an inalienable right to use whatever in their own home so long as its not hurting others, such as neighbors, the environment, or their children (I personally do not plan to procreate to avoid passing on my congenital depression). SO HOW DO ALL THESE DIGRESSIONS OF THIS RELATE TO MLP AND ITS (TEENAGE AND ADULT) FANDOM? It started with a computer game. I sometimes play a computer game (at least when the electric elves plaster the "updates" on their houses in a manner that does not direly raise the ire of the impetous Windows gorgon and hotheaded demon Video Card kept locked within their keeps by the heroic vigilance of the knights Norton No-nonsense and McAfee McKickass). This videotainment is called Team Fortress 2; the objective of the game is throw bottles of piss (if you're the Sniper, I'm not kidding http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l62OY19rZ7k ) at your opponents who are part of the opposing paramilitary gang of lunatics, Red or Blu (I assume this is meant to represent the Crips and the Bloods... but most of the watersports and weapons fetishists are caucasian including the pyromaniac and obese Russian sandwich assasin/bullet hoarder! In this game you can select an image file on your computer to use as your "spray" (an allusion to the artistic and/or vandalistic, depending on perspective, practice popular with the more territorial of urban adolescents), push a chosen key while your jesu- I mean crosshair is pointed at a wall or the ground and a reproduction of the image appears within the virtual environment. Now forgive me if my following language offends you (I've never understood being offended by mere noise, intent is all that matters, words are just tools; for example the German word "doch" is an intensifying particle of a nuance we didn't exactly have in English, thus the intensifying of the adjective in, "By the beaks of Odin's ravens, she's so fucking beautiful, and in an aesthetic and ethical sense as well as an 'I want to fuck you' sense. Fuck! I see Herman over there trying to woo her, gotta run Charlie". Linguistic virsatility, fuck yeah, knowledge!) I am what I am, not really what television networks would deem a person with a "family-friendly" ("family" seems to be code in the US for "accepting of a prudish paradigm and paying mindless homage to authority"). So for a few YEARS, I had been seeing my little pony sprays in the game which really what-the-fucked me. I didn't care in a "this gender and/or erotic orientation can't like or do that" way, but just in a "this is highly abnormal, this has to be a joke, corporatist media, especially that for children is usually awful". So I thought it was all a big joke and that, much like Mystery Science Theater 3000, the attraction of these fellows to this odd franchise of genitalless talking anime horses had was due to the thrill of being seen to transgress norms by pretending to enjoy something that's "so bad, it's good". One night I was in an odd mood having inhaled many a bowl of fade leaf vapors and more than a dab of an esoteric psychedelic called 4-Aco-DMT, similar to the infamous fungus, and with a boquet rich in the scent of Ayahuasca and synthenesia. So I downloaded (or "pirated" if you're the intangible capitalist sort) the series to try figure things out as usually these ironically "liking" something fads the young blood on the electronic frontier are prone to exhibiting do not focus on any one thing too long. Much to my surprise (besides the theme song...) I genuinely loved it. You need something colorful to watch on psychedelics (and empathogens with any risidual visual effect), but it was the characters that made it for me. I recognize bits of almost all the "good" characters in my better self and the villians in my old self. My new self being the one my girlfriend of five years and thing like raves enhanced with cathinones or mdma someone had made somehow somewhat altruistic, something I would have considered anthema to my wretched existence before drugs. My old old self, due to various neurosis was set on killing himself, but I found meaning in life, felt warmth and happiness when I tried a non-lethal via respiratory depression amount of a substance useful for the least painful manner of self-termination. And so I made a decision that wasn't death, that decision was to explore the full potential of my mind via psychoactives. In full honesty (we're talking fucking applejack shit here nigga) this was the BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE, the intention to intoxicate, the will to go wild, the supplication of your soul to the GODS OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY, that's right! Euphoria for YOU, YOU, AND YOU OVER THERE! Even for EWE! But seriously, don't give drugs to sheep- one gets addicted, they ALL get addicted. Fucking conformists. Even if anything your DARE type programs claimed was true (which it really, really isn't and, even when it is, usually only for rats taking 1000X the amount I would take of a given substance for their weight) when one has nothing to lose, one figures anything many obviously see as the One True Center of their existence must have some sort of pleasure associated. I did not have a heart attack, become covered in scabies, become subject to an extraterrestrial neurological parasite, become Rob Ford Mayor-at-Large, yet who is somehow on crack's "boy toy", grow venomous invisible claws (as they claimed in DARE) that secrete a caustic poison that turns Russians allergic to alcohol, thus putting our world in the crosshair's of global nuclear fire, or even exchange a simple bout of purely financial fellatio in return for a "fix". I do not even have Mind Herpes! But something even worse happened- I somehow grew a conscience! ME?! The Lord of Lies also known as the DJ "Bee Zizzle to tha'Bub". DO NOT FOLLOW MY LEAD IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUPERB SELF CONTROL, BTW. The intoxicants I liked at first (my old self) were the mu opioid receptor agonists and dopamine type drugs. This is because they (while you're on them, of course, every drug has some sort of downside and moderation is needed if you want a decent future) make you feel good, but in a selfish way. A don't give a damn what anyone says way for opiates and a euphoric selfish energy I have termed "fight or fuck" mode for cocaine. Even so, I was still actually a hell of a lot nicer than my depressed sober self. You need a baseline level of happiness before you care about anyone other than yourself, afterall. I believe this is where the folk wisdom that you must love yourself before you can love anyone else comes from. I was able to exude confidence, which got me my first girlfriend- technically my first friend since as a child, the lack of feel good chemicals made it impossible for me to get any joy from social interaction (the only thing social I enjoyed was violent revenge if someone tried to bully me for my 'loner' status, anger does actually feel better than the void). Now my favorite neuroenhancements are psychedelics. Psychedelics are, simply put, a sort of emotional magnifying glass, so while opium or cocaine will give pleasure no matter whats going on in your head, emotionally speaking, when you take it, things like LSD and mushrooms can be very uncomfortable as they can force you to face things you do not want to face. But I decided to give a rather forgiving one (and technically legal if you claim not to use it as a drug, which, naturally I DO NOT, NOR DO I EVER DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL. HEIL GROSSER BRUDER!) another go and I decided to focus, this "trip", on something "upbeat" rather than the demons in my head. That's when I first saw MLP FIM. And I have to say... I think most of these horses would get along with me, they seem rather druggish themselves! All of Lauren Faust's stuff seems a bit... too "creative" for sobriety. Gee, those Powerpuff Girls sure have big pupils... and laser eyes. And what gives someone laser eyes? Ecstasy! Chemical X! And don't get me started on the goddamn horses... wait, I'll start anyway, let's see. Firstly, Rainbow Dash is obviously a huge cocaine and/or methamphetamine user. I have mountains of proof for this, here's a quote from Rainblow Dash, "I need to get these clouds spun and then CLEAN THE WHOLE SKY", a meth user "I need to get spun and then CLEAN MY WHOLE HOUSE!", Rainblow Dash (after receiving a wing fracture) "Three DAYS?!", a coke fiend "My dealer is out of town for a WHOLE WEEKEND?!". Complete lack of inhibition, impetuous, obsessed with exercise, competition, and "flying high", an ego inflated like a fat man with a giant family on Thanksgiving, and a love for controversial symbols like the Schutzstaffel BLITZEN BOLT?! Just admit to Comrade Stalin, you gave stimulants to a toy horse and made a cartoon about it. You can tell me Lauren, would I be so goulish as to send you to the Gulag? Would a man twirling a handsome black moustache like this deceive you? And really.... "Rainblow Dash, more like Rainblow CRASH!"? You've got to be kidding me! And CRYSTAL ponies?! Was Somber/Sombra a meth dealer? Is the unicorn king HEISENBERG?? Pinkie Pie... do I even have to say it? LSD. LSD. LSD. St. Anthony's Fire! And she can be seen keeping up with the winged she-Ford, as well as never gain weight from countless pastries. So, obviously, she smokes some crack, and some pot as well, explaining the speed and appetite, respectively. Rarity, as the socialite, obviously has connections as she's able to find crystal wherever she goes. She's Spike's dealer. Twilight is obviously the chemist of the bunch. Probably makes MDMA and hands pills out in little packets at raves with messages about "friendship" on them. Nightmare Moon was a narc! While a strenous life of hard country livin' and hard work drove Applejack to heroin, as well as her eponymous elixer, she drudged on. Though gradually becoming its slave, the sweet nectar of the poppy eases the agony of her labor-broken back. The haze of sedation and the drunkeness from her flask of jack clouds her senses. And seduces her whims... sometimes she just blurts what she's thinking out, she's so out of it, but, mostly, she just doesn't care anymore what anyone thinks, so why go to the effort to lie? Hasn't she done enough work already? This is a poverty wage, not a living one! If she doesn't get a loan soon Charles-Schwab will foreclose on the family farm! And Applebloom's specialness, in desperation, will turn to the stripping profession. Now you know why the South has so many problems- honesty! The NSA listens and DEA agents lurk, never is it wise, to dip your whick of truth, into the social murk. Never a true word, do the truly wise ever write! A/S/L? 13/f/cali here XoXoXoxXo OMG! BFF! Nicht wahr meine Freundin? Yeah, I'm sorry Applejack, but I prefer the BLUE PILL! Adderall! Scootaloo is an outlaw biker chick on speed by creed. Gilda took too many steroids. Celestia had a prescription for Xanax and everything was fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnneeeee, until she toooooooook it before flyinnnnggggg! The Token Black Guy, wait, I mean the Zeebra used an exotic African dissociative psychedelic alkaloid found in the Iboga root habitually and ritually. This has resulted in her rythm-based speech impediment, because as all Good Christians know zeebras are not ponies, because they were stained with the black sin of the Rebellion in Heaven of the Fallen Pegasii in a past life and thus a zeebra's brain is more suceptible to the dangers that Mr. Hearst has maintained are certain to inhabit the intoxicants and vices of Negro and Asiatic choice, please, start helping keep zeebras away from white women due to the irrestible, bestial tendencies of the minority mind beset by drugs! You can take the zeebra out of the Savannah, but you can't take the Savannah out of the zeebra! I jest, of course, and dislike neither Zeebras or the non-pale and round-eyed. I myself wouldn't mind a hefy load of melanin- I hate wearing sunscreen while running, makes my skin itch. I'd dye my hair green too because that would look awesome with dark skin. Rave and sixties counterculture has a lot in common with this show you all like. A LOT. Look up P.L.U.R. Just like the rave horses gradually learn how not to be a total dick, ecstasy taught me that there was actually something called love that wasn't just lust. 4-aco-DMT puts you in a childlike, receptive state and something about it has given me much more perspective and empathy. Even, sometimes, lasting into sobriety. Cocaine has allowed me to give the finger to fear and pursue what I, not the powers that be, believe in. The balance of different drugs and states of consciousness in one's live's are a bit like you try to show how different personalities in your show can all add positive aspects to the prevailing dynamic of the group relationship. The other thing that made me reconsider my position on the value of friendship was an obituary of Scottish author Ian Banks that led me to wikipedia, which led me to a series of novels regarding an extraterrestrial, interstellar, advanced, post-scarcity, socialist yet with full individual freedom, moneyless, civilization of organic beings and machines guided by creations called Minds that had starships and sattelites and ring worlds and such for bodies and, due to thinking on hyperadvanced AI subtrates in the 4-D realm, could outhink a biological billions of times over in one nanosecond. They also had drug glands. DRUG GLANDS. And were capable, both genders and even people that became plants, of unlimited, sequential orgasms. Oh, yeah and the novels had a lot of good stuff to posit about ethics, I SUPPOSE, and how to guide the more unenlightened into more harmonious and automatically intoxicated relationships, as the Qia Chinese Emperors of 1300 BCE would say. But, like I said, the old socialist that penned those books is dead! And I haven't yet found a drug that lets me talk to the dead AND remember what they said long enough to notate it. So I can't very well ask that bloke for advice, can I old chap? I've honestly never had a friendship I didn't start because I was horny- yeah it's a bit gross, but it's the truth. Maybe I'll try the platonic thing one of these days. Of course it would be easy to make friends in such worlds, but real humans leave much to be desired. I always thought, since the way the rave horses behaved, was most unusual for humans (ones not on empathogens)... or really primates in general- not a very well-behaved group of animals. But psychedelics taught me the value of believing things that are not true just to get certain reactions from your body and subconscious that are beneficial for other reasons. And thus, disdaining most of the world's most popular mythologies like Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism that spurn my lovely hedonism, some of the media I've absorbed (I can't exactly become emotionally engaged with something I make up myself, there is a different joy of creation to that, but it is not act of relationship voyeurism as many videotainments stand), principally said novel series and this obviously drug-inspired horse cartoon, and combined it all into a series of beliefs that I treat, rather than nuts that take shit like mythology as scientific fact, it like "software" and "compatibility" upgrades letting me be well-behaved... most of the time... towards members of a species I don't exactly favor, my 7 cats speaking to that fact, due to humans' apparent inherent disposition to be total dicks to one another at most times, but which represent the only sentients currently available for me to interact with (I don't speak dolphin). But if aliens do ever show up, sorry, but I'm out of here. Even if I have to install a brain slug. Anyway in the books there were a herbivore evolved race of sentients called Pavuleans or something similar, which were nicer on average than humanoids. I used to think morality was completely subjective, but while much of it is entirely cultural (ie what age you are "allowed" to do this or that, what is "perverted", ect) there are some objective elements, I think. I think the core of it is altruism and an intent to make things better, to build rather than destroy, that forms whatever objectivity "good" can be said to have. In extremely "nerdy" terms, I think I've gone from chaotic neutral in alignment to chaotic good. Psychedelics do not teach you about the outside world, they teach you about yourself. They are not useful for physicists, engineers, and the like- but for knowing yourself, what your emotions really are, they are invaluable. Plus if you learn about something sober, examining it while in another state can spur creativity and revelations. MLP is a bit like the morality tales tribal peoples would tell around their campfires to teach one another what it meant to embody whatever that group's ideal was... I'm more a jaguar, a fairly solitary predator, than a horse, but for any worthwhile future to exist we will need all you centaurs to be your collaborative and ethical selves even harder. So comrade socially-conscious narcotic pharmacopia rave horses show wind-movers, how does one create compatriots when all the meeting halls and sacred groves have become disgusting with commercialism and cold modernity? When other males in the society commonly reject necessarry components of connection such as emotional honesty and platonic touching? And when his lover speaks of eviscerating any "other" women out of the vicissitudes of jealousy (my mate is bipolar and thus cannot enjoy the chemical perspectives I can, she is at least partially convinced that I've melted my brain one too many times and thus watch children's shows)? And when others who enjoy magic are often jealous of this wizard's trove of spell scrolls... I could find bats and give them out so that the blind might drive by way of organic sonar and make friends with the blind. But, we CANNOT DO THAT, this is NOT BAT COUNTRY! Oh, yes and the appearance of having "multiple" personalities does tend to dissuade potential comrades, for some reason. Or is it the way I burst intensely out into the environment, pupils dilated, with blood red eyes, blood pouring from my nose and sometimes eyes, and come bounding up like a bat out of hell, pristine in my style with my love of historical Hugo Boss uniforms and a submachine gun at my waist? Or is it the way I glower, how the only happy face I can make looks like the Joker on crack? Could it be? Or is it that I ask everyone to join the narcofreedom revolution against the wicked US world police? Is it that I say those who enforce unjust laws, much like the Nazis condemned at Nuremberg as complicit in war crime by us, deserve whatever violence they receive and how I hoot and holler with word of the death of a narcotics officer on the wrong side of a booby-trapped cannabis grow? Is it the five o-clock shadow? The unswaying gaze? The way I gradually go up on my feet, lean down over whoever I'm talking to, gradually speaking louder, and LOUDER ABOUT HOW THE AUTHORITARIANS ARE RUINING OUR LIVES? Could any of that be the problem? Or perhaps, if I just take enough different kinds of drug at once, my fantasies might just become real enough that I won't need anymore than one friendly sentient from this broken world on the perpetual precipice of disaster and atrocity. I know this though, I am a Culture citizen and I am joining Special Circumstances, the segment of Contact which deals with influencing the evolutions of repressive, primitive, barbaric, and unequal civilizations of all manner of being! Seriously though, if you like to read and like the ethos of MLP give Banks Culture series a try. Start with Consider Phlebas. If any of you have an intellectual interest in both the good and the bad, as well as the real non-DEA-funded studies behind our collective knowledge of psychoactives consider reading erowid.com Erowid is purely an educational site, it will not tell you how to find anything. For the kids that read this post despite my initial warning- your brains are growing and a lot of things that adults can do without permanent harm can cause you big problems. The brain keeps developing until age 22 or so, but even if you one day want to experience other states of consciousness wait until your teenage recklessness is gone, whatever age that ends up being for you. Know yourself fully before attempting to change yourself. Love is still the best drug anyway... and, if it's real, it doesn't cost a penny Post anything that comes to mind if you'd like to reply. And may each of you help this wayward species finally see some sense. The email I used for this account is a throwaway, btw. If you want to talk, post in the thread. Can't trust anyone blindly when half the population is intent of persecuting me for the very things that made me *not* a danger to society. I was a sociopath... and I blamed my lack of happiness and companionship on the rest of the world- instead of the rage and fear that boiled constantly inside of me- before becoming a "shaman"- I enjoyed hurting anyone that gave me an excuse. I now only believe in violence to protect a life when there are no other options. I consider the things DEA agents and certain cops to equivalent to torture and murder, so I do admittedly have a group I hate with furious passion. That is cops and politicians willing to enforce or make unjust laws. But even they have nothing to fear besides my subversive anti-state speech unless they try to cage me or hurt my family. I can't exactly do much on my own anyway (now if I had ten thousand or so of you as revolutionaries...), in the physical sense. AGAIN, FOR THE PORKIES- THIS ENTIRE THING IS A WORK OF FICTION AND NOT AN ADMISSION OF ANYTHING ILLEGAL OR INTENT TO COMMIT ANY OFFENSE THE IDIOTS YOU SERVE HAVE DREAMED UP. AND IF I HAD SOMETHING ILLEGAL, WHICH I DON'T, I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T KEEP IT ANYWHERE ASSOCIATED WITH MY LEGAL IDENTITY. I WILL NOT TELL ANY OF YOU HERE HOW TO BUY DRUGS, AND, AGAIN, NOT THAT I CONDONE THEM, BUT IN THE DIGITAL AGE IF YOU CANNOT FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN YOU'RE THE TYPE THAT'S LIKELY GOING TO HURT THEMSELVES MORE WITH THE THINGS THAN RECEIVE BENEFITS. LET'S JUST SAY I'M MERELY RESEARCHING DRUGS FOR A NOVEL. A CRIME NOVEL. WITH A COP AS A HERO, EEEYUP! (my apologies Applejack) BE LIKE TWILIGHT AND ALWAYS DO YOUR RESEARCH, DRUGS OR NOT! DON'T LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP LIKE RAINBOW DASH, SURE, THAT THING YOU'RE PUNCHING MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE A PILLOW, BUT IT MIGHT ALSO TURN OUT TO BE A HUGE SPIKEY DRAGON.
  11. Put this either as your signature or just put it at the top of your About me page if you support the right of the wonderful artists of the community to post whatever they want. The threats that the artist behind the Molestia blog has been getting are ridiculous and childish on the part of those sending them and I think we should push back. We can't let this censorship stand, it isn't right, it just isn't, and so, we must show the disdain it makes us feel. The blog is hilarious and nobody is making anybody else read it by force so taking it down is morally wrong and we just can't stand for that kind of thing. We can't allow the death threats the artist keeps getting to continue. There's no better way to do this than to show your support for the free speech in the fandom than with this banner I made, it can double as a signature or as an image you just put at the top of your "About me" Just leave a comment so I can add you to the list of supporters of free speech. And if you're more the gamer Luna type.. Both Images made by yours truly. Molestia/Gamer Luna Supporters Supporters: Harmonic Revelations Dusty Soul Snowy Storm Scootalove Sir Lunashy Togetic Shoboni Psyche Clops Nature of Fluttershy Discordia HandMan Yes-Man Roman Bellic StatestheOblivious Friendship_Cannon Repsol Rave Handsome Jack
  12. There have been some changes Please see my latest post regarding this matter. --> HERE <-- - - FAN FREEDOM - - This will now be a place where anyone can post thoughts, ideas, debates about the MLP Fandom concerning: - restrictions or limitations in OC usage - methods of avoiding infringement - Sharing relative experiences - Petitions and gaining signatures - Or just to pop in to put in your two cents = = = Our Goal = = = To try and keep Fans informed and avoid anymore fan-projects from being shut down. If you would like to help support Fan Freedom here on MLP Forums, you can use one of these signature images. I'll have some more signature images you could use later. http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u570/onestepup86/RDFanFreedomSig01_zpsf27fefa7.jpg http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u570/onestepup86/AJFanFreedomSig02_zpsfbfa1aac.jpg - - more to come - -
  13. So I felt inspired to make Honest Abe a pony, though this may look nothing like the man. I always thought he would have a very dark brown color to his hair so that explains that. When I took this on, I didn't think of how tricky the beard might have been and how strange it would be to see an Equine with facial hair, but overall, I'm pleased with it and had fun doing it. I know there are a couple things like the cutie mark is a little too far forward, the sun's outline on the left and right sides is MUCH too thick, and there may be other things. Now, since Lincoln was in a position of power, I seriously mulled the thought of making him an alicorn...but scrapped the idea. I couldn't imagine Lincoln being anything but an Earth Pony for a couple of reasons: 1. Earth Ponies can't fly or use magic, meaning they must find honest solutions to their tasks and problems, and Abraham Lincoln was, and still is, revered for his honesty. 2. (You'll forgive the pun) Abraham Lincoln was a down to Earth man. He set realistic goals for the country and he went through with what he planned to do. The slaves were set free, the Confederacy was defeated, etc. You know the story. [EDIT: Finally, the cutie mark is a ball and chain, but the chain is broken to represent freedom and liberty for all and the end of slavery.] Anyway, this is my tribute to who I believe was our greatest and most influential president along with one of the best men God has ever graced this planet with. Under his rule, more blood was shed than in any American war, but if not for men like Lincoln, there would be no fifty United States today. A Nation Divided Five years have aged me like fifty. I rise in the morning in pain. This “Civil” War needs to end swiftly. And must never happen again. How can we call ourselves brothers With knives to each other’s throats? Mangled men go back to their mothers Whilst men on the other side gloat. My country! America is dying! Soldiers march through the red flood! Her women and children are crying! Her sons have spilled their own blood! What matters if you’re white or you’re black? Why must you refuse to see? Our fathers envisioned this pact That all men are created free! How can we say we are united When we look at each other with hate? I see a nation divided, Which believes its division is fate! My life is nearing its end. I look west, o setting sun! My country, alone, she must mend The damage that we all have done. This “Civil” War is so far from o’er. This old pony knows every clue That the blood will flow all the more Staining our Red, White, and Blue. Five years have aged me like fifty The sun has set on my life. My country must heal herself quickly Or endure many decades of strife. Let us never forget who we are Or the oppression from whence we all came. Hail ye, The Old Stripes and Stars! Know now that we’re all the same! Black and white are only mere colors! Ponies! Unite and stand firm! Let’s tolerate and love all each other! Lest we fall and watch our flag burn.
  14. More than 90 people, including 32 children, have been killed in a Syrian government "massacre", as William Hague calls for an urgent session of the United Nations Security Council. http://www.time.com/...2115848,00.html This is the only decent video I can find on this subject the other videos that I have found where very graphic.. Here is another source of video that I have found about this horrific act. http://www.kcra.com/...0q/-/index.html