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@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.


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#1 Zamuel

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:29 PM

Hello and welcome. This is the OOC thread for the Friendship Gardens mini campaign(s). The setting and NPC characters are inspired by Generation 2 of My Little Pony but the exact setup is more in line with Generation 4. However, it is not canon with any of my currently ongoing campaigns and really only canon with G4 itself in the most tangential ways (such as Celestia and Luna controlling the day/night cycle) and at that, not based on the current season (at best it would be comparable to mid Season 4).

This campaign is primarily meant to be a testing ground for a few concepts for the main Pony Tales - Aspirations of Harmony RPG system. Players will be (and already have been) pre-selected by the GM and they will be playing pre-built sample characters to help with the testing. Speaking of which, let's introduce those characters:

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Some may have noticed that these characters lack combat builds. This is not meant to be a high combat campaign both due to the setup and the fact that combat mostly doesn't need testing. In the event that combat comes up, adjustments will be temporarily made. Also, the character sheets have some deliberate layout differences that will hopefully work better.

Unlike usual for me, Friendship Gardens has a map. The original version of it was actually made by MyLittleEmpath years ago. While his copies of the map (and all of his FiM art) seemed to be deleted one day, I did discover I had an earlier copy saved away. I edited it for this campaign's needs. It is numbered but currently only the players know just what the locations are. I will note that 00 is the titular gardens that make up over half of the town:

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Various things will be revealed over time to both those viewing the campaign and the players.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:33 PM

To answer a question before it is asked...

FG is not STOMP. It is a wholly separate campaign that will be run during STOMP's hiatus. When the first mini campaign ends, STOMP will return.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:27 AM

Hmm, interesting.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:25 PM

I'm playing Swift Letter!


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:51 PM

Intriguing. Who are the other two?

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:08 PM

Who, indeed?



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:51 AM

Not me. Good luck everyone

 

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:43 PM

Intriguing. Who are the other two?

 

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

WARNING!

MLP character building things who is not a carpenter or at least a farmer.

WARNING!


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

Where's that gif of the pony with the hammer...

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:06 PM

Excellent.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:20 PM

Well well, Med. It seems like you are the one to bring the campaign its first skill check. You have a Stealth DC 10.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

Roll edited in. Typical. :D

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:40 AM

This is fun. I have to think hard about Swift Letter's posts, and it's reminding me how Night Cap really has become an automatic process. I have to actually be a writer again.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

lol I know right, I actually came up with a new OC at work this week, and I was logicing through some character introductions with stomp members and yeah, it felt weird to not say to myself "oh, of course, she'd just run over and give them a hug"  



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

Think of all the voices you get to have in your head if you GM...
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:21 PM

yeah, that's okay. 



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

What I will say is that the one voice I do struggle with is The Narrator. The tone is specific and only supposed to exist in STOMP but the tone has sometimes slipped into my narrating over in Mey Hem. I'm otherwise fine. The other side of that coin is when The Narrator isn't in effect in STOMP when it should be.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:17 PM

Yeah, it's a little different when I'm still finding out what Timber is like. I have to be careful not to put in too much lewd/dark humor like I normally would. Eg, I almost had her talk about the table in the type of tone you'd use when announcing that a pet has to be put down. Silly Med, no one dies in Pony land!

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