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@  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.

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

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

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

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:11 PM

Timber also startled a little as the leg's peg broke. "Guess you don't know your own strength. Usually that's my job." She couldn't resist teasing a little. "Someone said they have a hammer? If we can pull out a few decent nails from the old table and use it on this one..." She waved a hoof quickly at Light Heart, obviously more concerned with the table at the moment.



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

Swift Letter acknowledges his small friend.

 

"Sorry, Post. We had a slight delay here, as you can see."

 

He ponders the situation.

 

"We do have a lot of nails over there, and wood. I wonder if we could jury-rig a new connection and keep the collapsing mechanism."


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:43 AM

"Hmm..." The instructions had seemed to indicate that such a thing wouldn't be possible, but she knew better than to underestimate Timber Glee's woodworking skill or Swift Letter's ingenuity. Having them on the job made her feel much better. She decides to help both of them with whatever idea they come up with, and gets started pulling out a few of the nails from the old table.

 

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:48 PM

Ember Burst easily removed a few nails from the old table in preparation for the repair. The instructions made it sound easy enough and Timber Gee's expertise should make it quite easy.

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:50 PM

"Thanks, Ember. Can someone hold the leg in place and I'll nail it in?"

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:44 PM

"Allow me."

 

He holds the leg as steady as he can.

 

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

With the leg aligned and hammered in, the table was set right side up and not a moment too soon as the lunch crowd entered and started making orders. Light Heart pulled up a chair from the damaged table to the new one and said, "See, perfect timing. In fact, I'm glad both you Swift and you Em are here while we wait for lunch. Got a rain scheduled in a few hours but I've already done a quick check to make sure no clouds are over the racing field or main roads. Everything ought to be A-okay but is there anything else you noticed that might be needed for tomorrow?"
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:48 AM

Swift ponders. Everything seems to be under control. The weather should be fine tomorrow and he hasn't recently read anything impressive sounding to ask about.

He offers a shrug.

"I can take another look after my route but everything seems to be going well."

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:30 PM

When the platter with four bowls was brought over, the group realized the large amount of muffins being baked masked the smell of the soup that was also simmering. They could see a medly including carrots, chickpeas, rutabaga, spinach, celery, and mushrooms while they could smell the scent of fresh garlic and numerous other seasonings within. There was also a small bowl with seeds and berries for Post. "I didn't realize you gave Sweets this recipe," Light Heart said before starting in on her soup.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:47 PM

Timber didn't realize how hungry she was until she smelled the soup. She eagerly dug in muzzle first, not bothering with a spoon.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 10:46 AM

Swift tries the soup. It's fantastic. Tasty. Hearty.

He will have to read any cooking magazines that get delivered here. >_>

Post digs into his bowl as well, picking out the best seeds first.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 12:55 PM

Ember tastes her soup in measured spoonfuls, blowing on each spoonful just enough to get it to the right temperature before levitating the spoon to her mouth.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

"I think Ive is finished fixing your shovel. Looked like it when I saw her this morning," Light Heart said to Timber Glee as she finished her meal. "Well, I'm going to go pay for everything then I'm back to work."

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 11:19 PM

"Great, I can get stuff done faster with it. Thanks for the help and the meal, everypony." Timber smiled and cleaned out every last drop of her soup then stood up. "Time to go to Ivy's place."



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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:13 AM

"Ah, I've got to make a stop over there as well! I'd love to accompany you, I can stay on-schedule if we walk and talk on the way."

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

"I'm going to be heading that way too. Ivy's place is always the last stop on my route."

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:38 PM

As the trio approached Ivy's home, they soon saw the bright red barn that overshadowed the small teal house she lived in. Up ahead was Lustrous Ivy. The teal unicorn mare had recently curled her purpe mane but as the repeated jingle of her jewelry showcased, she was pacing back and forth. This was worrisome since while she often had a flair for the dramatic, she would usually be more vocal and animated in a crisis. Something must be truly bothering her.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:22 PM

On the way over, Timber had recounted to her friends exploits of her little sister, which grew even more exaggerated over the last 10 times she had old the tales over the years. Upon seeing Ivy, however, she quickly fell silent and gave a worrying glance at the others.

Then, "I hear you have a shovel ready for me!" Timber took a loud approach and reached out to slap Ivy on the back, laughing too loud in a poor attempt to cheer Ivy up.

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:55 PM

Lustrous Ivy jumped a little from the slap on the back and then paused to regain her bearings. "Oh?!? Oh, yes darling. I'll get it right away but...I can't leave this spot. If only I knew where they were," Ivy mumbled. "And I'm sorry Ember. More vine decorations should be around the athletic field by now but I just haven't gotten to it." Now that they were closer, the trio could see that the grass had been worn down where Ivy was pacing.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:29 AM

Ember looks at the worn out patch of grass. "You look like a firecracker that's about to go off, and not in a good way. How about you tell us about what's going on, Ivy? Maybe we can offer you a hoof."





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