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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  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?


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#1 (Deactivated) Sobana

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

Look at my new Rarity toy complete with movable butterfly wings just like in the episode "Sonic Rainboom" called glimmer wings! =D ...And her pet butterfly? =/

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They even have a Hub sticker on it! =D

Show accurate, yes? ^ .^

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:24 PM

They're pretty different, but that's a good thing. Clear plastic wings just don't end well.


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

Can't actually see her mane in that, but I'm assuming it's there... icon-waspy.gif Looks pretty good. Would've been cool if they could've made the wings transparent, though.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

Transparent wings would be despicably fragile.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

And therefore show-accurate~

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:19 PM

Yeah, those have been around a while. Rarity, a butterfly-winged Rainbow Dash, and "Ploomette" (she does not so much fly as...).

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE(Zeel1 @ May 8 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can't actually see her mane in that, but I'm assuming it's there... icon-waspy.gif Looks pretty good. Would've been cool if they could've made the wings transparent, though.

Or at least the right shape. But this is from the people who gave Lyra weird-shaped eyes for no apparent reason, when all of the background ponies actually have the same simple eye style as Rainbow Dash.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:09 PM

Hasbro learned their lesson about transparent wings way back in G1 with the Flutter Ponies. One could describe them as a kind of GPS for MLP.

I'm actually kind of surprised no one's tried to customize them, at least from what I've seen. With a mane, tail, and cutie mark change, Rainbow Dash could easily become Morning Glory or potentially Peach Blossom, and Ploomette could be Honeysuckle or possibly Lily.

Had I the money, I'd totally try it.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ May 8 2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... and "Ploomette" (she does not so much fly as...).

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

I'm not going to complain about Lyra's eyes. The fact that they're making a Lyra toy at all and using the name fans gave her is awesome enough in my book.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:40 PM

The Flutter ponies were incredibly breakable, but these little guys were amazingly durable:



I wish Hasbro had made the wings about that size instead of those huuuuuge ones Rarity got. Poor girl looks like she's about to fall over backwards.

As for Ploomette . . . he is obviously a FABULOUS DRAG QUEEN.

You know. Because peacocks.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

Windy Wings I believe they were called. Cute little things, almost like baby Flutter Ponies. I think their wings were closer to the animated portrayal of the Flutter Pony wings than the toy portrayal.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

QUOTE(Sailor Unicron @ May 8 2012, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One could describe them as a kind of GPS for MLP.



...

And damn it, now I want MLP voices for my GPS.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:57 AM

QUOTE(Nutjob R/T @ May 9 2012, 12:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sailor Unicron @ May 8 2012, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One could describe them as a kind of GPS for MLP.
... And damn it, now I want MLP voices for my GPS.

Edited by Zeel1, 09 May 2012 - 02:58 AM.


#15 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:16 AM

....


Do they work for the Rand McNally TND units? WANT BAD.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:36 AM

I HEAR YOU GUYS LIKE PONIES.

I GUESS YOU DON'T WANT THIS AWESOME GRIFFON TOY THEN.



No one's sure what set Gilda and her compadres--or rather, her blood enemies--will turn up in. They look to be about blind bag size, but I am thinking they may not be actual blind bag toys.





Pictures are from a thread on the Arena!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if these turn out to be real. The blind bag toys have been a huge success.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

I knew it! icon-fire.gif I wonder if this is what Hasbro meant when they hinted that they working on more Brony-friendly stuff. These don't just capture the characters' appearances, but a bit of their personalities as well, which is very difficult to do. That Gilda is especially impressive. The pose and eyes are perfect.

Edited by Fnu Aw, 09 May 2012 - 02:37 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

There better be a decent Fluttershy this time!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

Now that, I may actually wanna buy~



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