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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#1 Fnu Aw

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:19 AM

A thread for all those topics that are worth bringing up but not worth a whole new thread. If it's Pony, it's on topic.

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:43 PM

They used to have such great taste in hats, didn't they?


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:45 PM

I've realized it for quite some time now, but in the process of making my most recent vector, it passed through my mind again.

 

Why aren't there any middle aged to early elderly aged normal bodied ponies?  Everyone is either young (like Cheerilee) or an extremely old (like Granny Smith) and nothing in between.  I just can't figure this out.

 

I say normal bodied because the closest middle aged pony I can think of is Prim Hemline, and she's pretty thin and somewhat gaunt.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

Ms Harshwhinny might be in the same age range as Prim Hemline.

 

I think we see more of them than we think, but we just can't tell. Twilight's parents don't look a day older than they were when we saw Twilight as a filly. It seems that little ponies age pretty slowly.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:46 PM

It's still strange that we don't see more.  I guess we could chalk it up to laziness.


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#7 Fnu Aw

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

I think their voices might be how we're supposed to tell.


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:28 AM

The Cakes are... probably older than the main characters; does that count?

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:31 AM

Why don't we just check their gums?


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:34 PM

I've realized it for quite some time now, but in the process of making my most recent vector, it passed through my mind again.
 
Why aren't there any middle aged to early elderly aged normal bodied ponies?  Everyone is either young (like Cheerilee) or an extremely old (like Granny Smith) and nothing in between.  I just can't figure this out.
 
I say normal bodied because the closest middle aged pony I can think of is Prim Hemline, and she's pretty thin and somewhat gaunt.

I agree with Fnu that voice, clothing and mannerisms are a lot of it. Most have the same bodies though the Cakes or Rarity's mom are good examples of body variance. One of the nurses from Read It and Weep also has the subtly thicker body type. However, the official age difference is the reflections/catchlights in the eyes. Foals have three. Young adult to middle age have two. Upper end of middle age and the elderly have just one. Ms Harshwhinny only has one catchlight. Mayor Mare has two. Now that I sit and think about this, while this does fluctuate and depend on a combination of other factors, I do find it intriguingly fitting Sailor U's vector of Brisk Iron has two catchlights.

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Alright I've got a question. Celestia's assistant/secretary seems to be named Raven. Why? Is it short for something else or is it some reference or what? I don't get it.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:15 PM

However, the official age difference is the reflections/catchlights in the eyes. Foals have three. Young adult to middle age have two. Upper end of middle age and the elderly have just one. Ms Harshwhinny only has one catchlight. Mayor Mare has two. Now that I sit and think about this, while this does fluctuate and depend on a combination of other factors, I do find it intriguingly fitting Sailor U's vector of Brisk Iron has two catchlights.

What does this say about Trixie? EG treats her like she's in the same age bracket as the Mane 6, but she has eyes with only one catchlight each.

Sethisto actually asked about that at some convention a while back (because he always asks something about Trixie. They brace for it when they see him walking up to the mike) and nobody knew. There's no official answer.

Alright I've got a question. Celestia's assistant/secretary seems to be named Raven. Why? Is it short for something else or is it some reference or what? I don't get it.

No idea. I don't think an official explanation has been given. If it's a reference, it's an odd one. The character was known well before she got a name.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:34 AM

Still wondering if the background humans with no pony counterparts have names. Like dark tornado jock, hearts divided geek, green hair Eco kid, the other two in Flash Drive.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:07 PM

What does this say about Trixie? EG treats her like she's in the same age bracket as the Mane 6, but she has eyes with only one catchlight each.

While divergence can happen, it could be a way to make her seem more worldly/less innocent despite being the same age. Her show appearances have been antagonistic so it just might be a shorthand to make her a tiny bit off from everyone else.
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Posted 28 October 2014 - 03:43 PM

You know, now that I think about it, Trixie does sound older than the main cast...

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 05:05 PM

Then again, EG ignores the catchlight thing with Trixie, as do the toys, and the comics just have no idea.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:51 PM

There's been multiple references to Egypt in G4. Is Anugypt from the comics the only one that's been explicitly named?
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

I believe so.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 01:40 AM

I'm gonna chalk the Equestria Girls thing up to the same business that had Strong Bad and Coach Z as babies in the same cartoon even though Coach Z is old enough to be Strong Bad's elementary school gym teacher. Namely, it's an alternate universe; 1:1 correlations don't apply. I mean, I assume Principal Celestia isn't over 1000 years old either. And aren't the Cutie Mark Crusaders in like middle school in that movie, too? I'm going by the preview since I'm still not interested in watching the movies.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:16 AM

Watch the Equestria Rocks. It's pretty good, better than the first.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

You know, now that I think about it, Trixie does sound older than the main cast...

So does G3 Rainbow Dash.
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