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@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Λ

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk


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#21 mariomarc

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:42 PM

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

This is kind of off-topic, but kinda related at the same time.
I was watching PPG and Bubbles derped and I was like "Whoa that is awesome."

Also, I think neither pirates nor ninjas would be very good for FiM.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE(Shutterbug @ Aug 14 2011, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is kind of off-topic, but kinda related at the same time.
I was watching PPG and Bubbles derped and I was like "Whoa that is awesome."
Like this?

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:19 AM

So, it's been brought to my attention that Ashleigh Ball's band, Hey Ocean, is performing this year at the PNE in Vancouver.

So, I wonder what the turnout will be this year for her show, and how many overt Bronies will be present in the crowd? That'd be kinda interesting to see...

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#26 mx-01 archon

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:15 AM

Just a head's up for anyone interested in the concert:

Hey Ocean's lined up to play the final night of the fair, September 5th, 8:00pm (same time as all the nightly concerts). IIRC, all the music acts are free with admission.


Unfortunately, I'm out of town that week, so there's no way I'd be able to check it out (although I probably wouldn't have, anyways. The Fair's really not my kinda place).

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:47 PM

Hasbro is yanking videos again off Youtube. MenloMarseilles had several videos in the half a million view range. What's going on?

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:42 PM

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Hasbro is yanking videos again off Youtube. MenloMarseilles had several videos in the half a million view range. What's going on?




Yeah, what is up with that? They were cool with the videos being on there before. Maybe because they grew in such popularity they wanted to make a DVD release for the show but knew free videos on YouTube would cut into their profits?

#29 Guardian Prime

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:05 AM

More than likely, it was the work of trolls and not Hasbro. Same thing happened to another pony YouTube channel a while back (TWICE), which turned out to be trolls filing false claims. He was able to eventually get his videos back.

So far, these trolls seems to be hitting the channels that have a TON of views. Hopefully, MenloMarseilles will be able to dispute that false claim and get the videos back.

#30 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:18 AM

Even if the claim was false, the person with the account in question still doesn't legitimately own the rights to have uploaded the content. He or she wouldn't be in a position to dispute it, unless Hasbro themselves intervene (assuming it wasn't them) and informs Youtube it's allright; but of course they wouldn't do this, even if they are okay with it. This simply isn't important to them.

Removing the Youtube episodes could also be a prelude to a BD/DVD release. Won't stop some people complaining if that's the case, of course, since they seem to be under either one or more of the mistaken impressions that...

1) physical media is dead;
2) iTunes sells the show outside of the United States;
3) Through a frirendship-powered magic transmitter, The Hub is able to be viewed outside of the United States;
4) the iTunes episodes are worth however much they cost despite the inferior colour, mere 720p resolution, banding, annoying DRM, limitations to viewing on specific hardware, and the fact you have to deal with Apple, of all companies; and/or
5) Youtube somehow constitutes a legal way to stream shows online, as if it were Hulu or Netflix.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 19 August 2011 - 07:17 AM.


#31 Rezo

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:23 AM

Not that such details - it apparently being the work of trolls, not Hasbro - stop parts of the fandom from going mad with rage. Which, even if Hasbro had been the one doing it, would've made exactly no sense whatsoever. Corporation... Tells youtube to take down copyrighted material owned by said company. Not even all copyrighted material - just the actual episodes. Musical excerpts, remixes et al are allowed to continue.

And certain fans react by... Spamming the Hasbro/ MLP Facebook and sending hatemail? Really? How broken does one's mind have to be to feel entitled to having free-of-charge access to material Hasbro paid for to produce? And then flipping out all angry-like because Hasbro might be enforcing its copyright?

Makes me feel sick just to be vaguely associated with these people by way of belonging to the same fandom. And no wonder most other corporations don't bother with such niceties - for some incomprehensible reason, being nice and temporarily allowing free access to copyrighted material doesn't result in 'Thank you for allowing this for a while, I'll be sure to buy the DVDs!', but in 'ARGH WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND YOU SCUMBAGS! I'LL BE SURE TO PIRATE YOU NOW!'. It's ridiculous.

Edited by Rezo, 19 August 2011 - 06:27 AM.


#32 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:01 AM

Trolls?



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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:36 AM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Aug 19 2011, 07:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
5) Youtube somehow constitutes a legal way to stream shows online, as if it were Hulu or Netflix.

It isn't?

(Not that I expect the Hub to set up their own Youtube channel or anything. That would be silly.)

#34 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:48 AM

It can be, but it certainly isn't when it's some random person uploading episodes (or movies in some cases, now that there's no limit on duration for many Youtube accounts); which is the case we have here.

I believe The Hub does have a Youtube channel, here, but it's just reserved for advertisements, promos, etc. as you'd expect. Even if they were to upload full episodes, I suspect they'd be restricted to US viewers only. So pretty much useless.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 19 August 2011 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Aug 19 2011, 08:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trolls?
Some, sure. But there's plenty of people who are entirely serious about this kind of thing - you hear it constantly in the copyright/ piracy debates.

#36 TM2 Dinobot

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Rezo @ Aug 19 2011, 09:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Aug 19 2011, 08:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trolls?
Some, sure. But there's plenty of people who are entirely serious about this kind of thing - you hear it constantly in the copyright/ piracy debates.

So, what? They don't like MLP so they yank the videos? Or they just don't believe in free media so they step in on Hasbro's behalf?

#37 Rezo

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:42 PM

I think we're talking about two different kinds of people :o I probably missinterpreted your 'Trolls?' post.

Edited by Rezo, 19 August 2011 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Aug 19 2011, 04:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even if the claim was false, the person with the account in question still doesn't legitimately own the rights to have uploaded the content. He or she wouldn't be in a position to dispute it, unless Hasbro themselves intervene (assuming it wasn't them) and informs Youtube it's allright; but of course they wouldn't do this, even if they are okay with it. This simply isn't important to them.

True, the person wouldn't be in a position to dispute a false claim on video that he/she doesn't legitimately own, but then I wonder how others like Masterlinkx (he got his channel shutdown twice) and PensivePony were able to get their channels and videos back up and running if that were the case? The only way that I can think they could have gotten back up and running is if somehow the claims against these channels can be proven as NOT originating from Hasbro. In which case, it must have been one heck of a tedious process to go through and dispute such false claims.

Also, looks like AngryTigerP on YouTube has been hit by the trolls too.

QUOTE(Rezo @ Aug 19 2011, 04:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not that such details - it apparently being the work of trolls, not Hasbro - stop parts of the fandom from going mad with rage. Which, even if Hasbro had been the one doing it, would've made exactly no sense whatsoever. Corporation... Tells youtube to take down copyrighted material owned by said company. Not even all copyrighted material - just the actual episodes. Musical excerpts, remixes et al are allowed to continue.

And certain fans react by... Spamming the Hasbro/ MLP Facebook and sending hatemail? Really? How broken does one's mind have to be to feel entitled to having free-of-charge access to material Hasbro paid for to produce? And then flipping out all angry-like because Hasbro might be enforcing its copyright?

Makes me feel sick just to be vaguely associated with these people by way of belonging to the same fandom. And no wonder most other corporations don't bother with such niceties - for some incomprehensible reason, being nice and temporarily allowing free access to copyrighted material doesn't result in 'Thank you for allowing this for a while, I'll be sure to buy the DVDs!', but in 'ARGH WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND YOU SCUMBAGS! I'LL BE SURE TO PIRATE YOU NOW!'. It's ridiculous.

Yea, I hate when people fly off the handle like that. They start raging right off the bat before even looking any closer to see what's actually going on. It always saddens me whenever that happens. People acting like that makes the rest of us respectable and level headed individuals in the fandom look bad, considering that's all people outside a fandom ever seem to focus on are the bad parts of a fandom. icon-waspy.gif

Edited by Guardian Prime, 19 August 2011 - 01:39 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

I?ve just been invited to accompany a girfriend to Gamescom Cologne tomorrow. From what I can tell it?s an expo for video games, which I don?t care about. But it?s an opportunity to spend some time with friends so I agreed.

And now I?m checking the web, and as it turns out there will be a meet-up for german bronies at Gamescom. So in the likely case that I am bored by all the video games I can go and chat about ponies.




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Posted 19 August 2011 - 07:15 PM

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I?ve just been invited to accompany a girfriend to Gamescom Cologne tomorrow. From what I can tell it?s an expo for video games, which I don?t care about. But it?s an opportunity to spend some time with friends so I agreed.

And now I?m checking the web, and as it turns out there will be a meet-up for german bronies at Gamescom. So in the likely case that I am bored by all the video games I can go and chat about ponies.

Muahahaha! Soon, ALL conventions will have brony meet-ups! And from those conventions, ponydom shall be spread to the farthest reaches of the world!! All of the unbelievers shall be indoctrinated into the ways of Equestria, and the world shall then be cleansed in the holy light of friendship, love and tolerance!!!

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