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@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

my latest order from tfsource is coming from pennsylvania. all other ones have come from vegas (or thereabouts). did they move? is there a convention in pennsylvania theyre at and shipped from there?

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.


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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

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THE EARLY EDITION!

Because, Crikey, Australia Gets It First!

1 week before the US!

................................................

 

We've got another ep coming slightly early!

And it'll be a Rarity/Dash combo.

What's going to happen with these two?

Will RD be dressing in style?

 

The Australian airing will be on Boomerang,

Saturday, August 11th, (Friday, 10th for US)

at 8:25 a.m. AEST

or

Check the Pony Countdown Clock,

for airing times in your local timezone,

if you want to try and locate a stream,

for people outside of Australia.

 

For those wanting to wait until the US airing,

The new episode will be on Saturday, August 18th

at 11:30 a.m. EST / 8:30 a.m. PST

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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THE END IN FRIEND:

 

Rarity and Rainbow Dash begin to question why they are friends

when they can't find anything they both like to do together.

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#2 Echowarrior

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

...I honestly don't know what to expect from this episode, though I fear it won't stick out either way.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:08 PM

I'm interested enough because 'Trixie' but yeah, not expecting too much.

 

Wait, my mind blanked. That's not this episode.

 

Okay yeah I don't know what to think for this one.

 

Honestly it just makes me wish the 'Let's Switch Bodies' fan animation happened in this.

 

Seeing Rarity and Rainbow Dash swapped would be a lot of fun.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:35 PM


 

Seeing Rarity and Rainbow Dash swapped would be a lot of fun.

 

Well half of that you can see just by watching G3 :p


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

*gasp* Speak not it's name!

 

...I kid, I kid...


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Raredash shippers are getting twitchy 



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:21 AM

Cause the shipping community is a calm and rational lot to begin with... :p



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

Well, this one actually ended up being much more entertaining than I expected. Probably the best script G. M. Berrow's delivered for the show yet.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:04 PM

It was okay. But honestly, sometimes it feels like when it comes to delivering the moral of the story, there were "Dear Princess Celestia" segments with more subtlety.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

Oh, it's a Berrow script.  That explains a LOT.

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 12:14 PM

 

Dvandom Today at 11:27 AM
Morning
Scavenger Today at 11:29 AM
yawn
FnuAw Today at 11:30 AM
Morning.
Dvandom Today at 11:31 AM
Erratically scheduled. Enunciation is importance.
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Now kiss.
Is anyone watching it on TV or watching it commercial free?
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On TV.
FnuAw Today at 11:34 AM
Just wanna know if we're synchronized.
Dvandom Today at 11:36 AM
Today's episode: Twilight spends the day trolling Rarity and Dash.
Scavenger Today at 11:38 AM
have they used "horse" before?
Dvandom Today at 11:38 AM
Gemstones grow like mushrooms....
Pretty fragile gems. They wouldn't last five seconds on Homeworld.
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or, like, in a cave
Dvandom Today at 11:43 AM
Maybe they weren't ripe yet.
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Well, gems in this world always seemed to be kinda worthless.
Dvandom Today at 11:46 AM
Rarity has the pronounciation of Caballeron right.
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Rose is just sitting there smiling to no one.
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Rarity smells a rat.
Getting a pretty age-inappropriate ad for Suits here.
(The USA series)
Spikeprints?
Blinky!
Hungover frog.
I suspect all the students are involved in this, and the frog is Ocelus.
Great storage system.
"Let's toss all these super-dangerous magical items into a box together. Nothing bad could possibly happen."
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eh morpheus does the same thing
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I guess nothing else to say. Fairly contrived episode.
Later.
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it was fun

 

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This is a season 1 episode trapped in a season 8 episode's body.

 

G.M. Berrow isn't a terrible writer. She just arrived a few seasons too late, and her episodes are stuck in their own separate bubble. Her writing is skewed noticeably younger, and the rest of the show has grown up too much for her to hide it.

 

This episode just does not belong in the same show as episodes like The Hearth's Warming Club.

 

 

That said, this was decent by her standards, though I don't think her script had much to do with it. I think it's the storyboards that lifted this one. There's constantly stuff to look at here. RD's mannerisms are entertaining as ever.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

Berrow writes down to the audience...not in an obvious way, but in the sense that the plot twists are always very shallow and straightforward.  For instance, note where I speculate that all the students are in on the fake theft.  If I'd known this was a Berrow episode, I wouldn't have made that statement, because the most obvious and simple solution ("That's Spike's footprint, he's 100% behind leaving the trail for them to follow") would have clearly been the right one.  A more complicated solution, such as the students working together to craft elements of the fake theft so that they could see things develop as they happened rather than just seeing the end product?  Not in Berrow's wheelhouse.

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:54 PM

ZZZ

 

This is a season 1 episode trapped in a season 8 episode's body.

 


 

 

I'd rather have a 'Season 1' episode like this where its at least a bit fun then a 'Season 1' episode like 'Non-Compete Clause'. This one at least makes sense to me, a group of friends that always hang out, and eventually you realize you might only be hanging out with some of them because of the group. It still could have been handled better, but the concept works pretty easily and much better 'AJ and Dash are super competitive over something' a plot they've mostly gotten past long before the episode.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:15 AM

I'd rather have a 'Season 1' episode like this where its at least a bit fun then a 'Season 1' episode like 'Non-Compete Clause'.


That's fair. This one was more fun than that. I wasn't begging this one to end. Rarity and RD's interactions are inherently appealing, and the glitter was a surprise visual running gag.

But, there was a weird immaturity to the characters here, and it's especially jarring with Rarity who's normally one of the more grown up characters.

And you can't make an episode driven this much by Rainbow Dash not being able to stand Rarity's activities when you know and Rarity knows it's not true.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

Eh, not bad. The animations and expressions saved it, but otherwise pretty blah. I mean, they did touch on a rather large point for the group, but I don't think it was handled very well.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:46 PM

Saw it.  I was expecting to hate it cuz Dash but I enjoyed it a LOT.  But when it came to the books part.

 

I was AGHAST when Dash didn't read Shadow Spade.  Then, ugh, Rarity didn't either!  That part rang true.  You beg other folks to read the stuff you're into and... sometimes they don't (jerks).  Kidding.  But still, that was great.

 

When the theft happened, I didn't catch on that it was faked out because of the last episode with Flim and Flam and the missing book.  I thought this was a continuation and this time, someone actually stole something important (so Amulet of Aurora because Aurora Borealis which controls the tides?).  When Dash and Rarity started working together, I loved it.  Even more still that it was Dash who appreciated Rarity first by calling the raft awesome.  (though honestly, Rarity would have made a much more stylish boat, don't say she won't haha).  They were doing great work, though I actually would have liked Dash to do more Daring Do stuff.  Other than flying Rarity, it was Rarity who built everything.

 

(though how in the world did Dash suddenly make a cute cloud like that?  that was fun).

 

I would have liked this tons better if the theft was real and it was a lead in to the arc mystery, if there is.  But I surprisingly enjoyed the interaction.  Did think it was good to do the pairings. 

 

I'm not going to go through each on but let's go for just Rarity.

Rarity-Twilight at the Friendship University

Rarity-Dash is here

Rarity- Fluttershy the modeling gig and most frequent pairing

Rarity- Applejack in season 1 slumber party

 

Rarity-Pinkie Pie...   Where did that happen?!?  I just recall "Rarity catch me!" and they ended up on the railroad going home taking a long time in the Applejack not-lies about not winning the rodeo thing episode.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:21 AM

Rarity- Pinkie Pie was the episode where they had to find a gift for Maud in Manehatten.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

And their map episode.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:56 AM

... ok, I remember the gift for Maud... But... Wow, I don't remember their cutie map episode! Wasn't it, um, Rarity with Applejack when they helped pony's at the play in the park?

(Twilight was with Fluttershy for the Hoofs and McColts. Can't remember what Dash did, if with Applejack. My memory!)

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