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I've been thinking of what is truly something that we, as humans, need versus what we just simply desire or want.

many would say we need all sorts of things, we need a job, a career, networking, our tv, computers, and gadgets, and all sorts of things. we "need" all these material things, and we end up having anxiety and fear about losing them and having our life turned upside down with their absence.

but those aren't really "needs" are they? if you think about the things that we truly need, they can boil down to food, water, and to have shelter from the elements by either clothes or enclosed areas. Friends, family, and those things are vastly important for our mental health, and to a degree our physical health. but even those can be missing for a good long time till we need them again.

we need very little to survive, but i would be a liar to say that i don't have strong connections, whether healthy or unhealthy, to material things i don't really "need". and i would imagine almost all of us feel that way to a certain extent.

I think it's important for us to have some perspective on our lives and to really take time to really divide what we need versus what we want. I want so so many things, like a job that i like with good pay, i want my own place, i want to find a relationship, i want to go to many places, and i want to do so so many things. but i don't need any of them.

what i do need, food, shelter, water, i have, and have always had on hand since i was born.

but i also have had a family that took care of me since i was little. i've had friends to share fun and good times with. i've had an education to allow me to see the world through understanding eyes and curiousity. and i've had all sorts of fun knick knacks, games, tv, and other material goods that would make the kings of old look like paupers. i've had the priveledge of finding a kung fu master to teach me something that many kids like me would only dream of learning, and i've also had many years of a wonderful job of teaching kids, seniors, and all of them in between ages. I've been blessed with so many things. These are all gifts that have been given to me in life, and i want to acknowledge that they didn't need to be in my life, but the fact that they were means that i have done more than just survive, i got to thrive

I don't know what tomorrow will give me, for tomorrow is never promised to us. So i will  wake up tomorrow, and Post too long. Click here to view the full text.
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uniting against a common enemy is a primitive biological drive.

humans can unite, but only if the majority in a group have already united theirself with theirself and are no longer divided against themself.



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Man, it's a good thing we have EA, then


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[literally just lewd noises]


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hi Sauce!!!


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So, here's a question for all of you. No one needs to go posting their accounts unless you really want to, but I'm nonetheless curious. Social media has become a part of a lot of people lives, and even livelihoods. Yet while I can understand if even a place like Ponyville could be considered to fall under the umbrella that is "social media," I think most of us know what I'm really talking about. The big ones. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Yet I'm confronted with the fact that despite being a "millennial," I'm not really part of that. I deleted my Facebook account almost ten years ago, I've never had a Twitter account, and the only instant messengers I use are Skype and Discord, with largely the exact same few on each one!

Now for the meat of the thread! What is the relationship of Ponyville posters with the big social medias? Are you all super into it, tweeting away and posting pictures of your dinners? Do you largely abstain from the ever increasing buzz around these platforms? Some sort of medium between the two extremes? Like I said, don't feel the need to post your social media accounts, unless you really want the people here to be able to get all nosy in your business.
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I'm not fluent, unfortunately.


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The Social Media I use is Facebook for my spanish daily life, Tumblr to upload my art and  see references.

I use Discord but I don't have many friends unless my two closest friends and Dulset Tarn.

My problem in Discord sometimes I don't know how to begin a conversation and sometimes I'm shy to speak with people.


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Someone made a clutch donation right when all my bills came due and changed everything for me. While I respect your choice to stay super Anonymous, let me just say a big thank you and I hope goodness comes your way, anonymous pony.
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i'm trans

updating the update. now shortlisted for the retail job and doing an interview on friday


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ayyy, it's a start

I'll cross my toes


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What are toes?

I'm sure you'll rock that interview!!  woohoooo!!!


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"The Brony Show 282 - Let's review Tails of Equestria

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What are your favorite curves?  Personally, I favor Ed25519.  

BTW, don't use secp256r1 or other pseudo-random NIST curves; they might very well be compromised by the NSA.
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No idea. I've mostly learned about hardware with a beginner's Programing and Server class.

Not at all. Is that some kind of game engine?



Sounds more like a ghostbusters term "ECDoPLasm", to me

I know encryption/encapsulation more as a factor of transport from internetworking but I think they're talking about data storage encryption like for financial data and such but it's all over my head so I have no idea really.


>It doesn't matter to me how good it is cryptographically
Oh it actually isn't bad cryptographically (modulo shit like DUAL_EC_DRBG), it just has a reputation for being crufty and a pain in the neck to use.


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Join us for fun! for merriment! and For butts!


we talk about episodes! maybe, i don't honestly know
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Sorry if I misunderstood you there.


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eh, it's alright. i wasn't clear with what i was saying. we cool

anyways dude, i need to go to bed, so i will bid you goodnight

>hugs and kajis <3

sweet dreams!


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No, no, NO wait a minute here guys.

Ponified Scrooge was read from a book by Twilight therefore it is a real factual story in show cannon.

You guys can't go making up by throwing Twily's fantasy Starlight scrooge under the bus.


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My Little Pony is something that many of us love.  Many people say that MLP is only for little girls...excluding adults and boys in their view.

Here's one example of a grade-school boy getting picked on because of his Rainbow Dash backpack and the school banned his backpack:

I have a pony friend who wasn't allowed to collect ponies because of age appropriateness, who secretly collected into storage for years before gaining the acceptance of her family.

My girlfriend is beginning to like ponies on screen, but sees the physical plushes as competition and sometimes says deconstructive things to me about them.  I try not to dwell on it, but if I had to make a choice, I'd rather be alone with my fantasy magical horses.  They never say hurtful things, and always support me emotionally.

Here's an 11 year old boy who attempted suicide from being bullied for liking MLP. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/14/boy-suicide-attempt-my-little-pony-bullying/7712843/

I think it's no one's business what we like, or judging anyone for it.

What are your stories of age/gender-"appropriate" stereotypes?  About ponies, or anything else.  
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omigosh omigosh omigosh

Did you like it?  It's supposed to evoke some emotions.  Did you get any???


I enjoyed reading it. I was a little surprised by the direction it took. After the first encounter between Chrysalis and the Mane Six I was expecting something grimdark, maybe. Some of the ideas were clever. Probably my favorite was Pinkie's relationship to the queen's eggs. Although I don't think I correctly understand what happened, there was pleasant ambiguity and suspense in how it was presented. Had Pinkie been hypnotized? Infested? Maybe she had gone a little mad? That she had been involved in metastasizing the embryos was an interesting turn, if a bit eerie. But I appreciated it as a "science fiction" type of element. The idea of Chrysalis being descended from an ancient alicorn order was neat, too, though I thought that idea could have used a little more development. There seems to be a lot going on at once in this story.

Honestly, this story reads like an action/adventure more than something which I would describe as 'emotional' per se. I understand that these are not mutually exclusive things; but for me to have emotional investment in a character a rapport has to be somehow established. One way that I think you could improve is by getting the characters to act more dynamically with each other. As it is they are a little static: each has their own agenda and their struggle is that they do or don't have the power to do what they've got to do. That's enough to get the action rolling, but it would have more weight if amidst the action they had to deal with emotional or moral complexities which people in ordinary situations can relate to. For instance, for all the talk there is about the close bond between Chrysalis and her five subjects, we actually see very little interaction between them which might make their connection come to life for the reader.

I think the plot works well in terms of being something a little different but conceivable in-universe, and I give you props for that. It might even make for a plausible redemption angle in the show.


Thanks!  I appreciate your perspective and I'm glad you found it enjoyable.


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Hello again!
Recently, I got into a game called monster hunter generations X for the 3ds, and so far I'm having equal dosages of exhilarating fun and git gudness.

Is there anybody else here who plays or have played any game of that franchise?
Any hints for a rookie?
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Dark Souls, in my mind, has always been about patience. Going in swinging blindly gets you killed, because sometimes you have to accept, especially against bosses, that they're going to put you on the defensive. So when you're on the back foot, you need to wait until a proper opportunity to attack, because if you try to just brute force it, the bosses have far more brute force than the player.


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Allow me to explain:
Monster hunter is a game about patience, rewarding gameplay and very engaging and challenging combats against creatures that might be ten times bigger than your own character.
The meta basically is to aim for better gear to face even greater monsters, and no, the game is not completely group-oriented, although the multiplayer experience is way more entertaining and faster to actually gear up.

Of course, some would attach the tag "dark souls" on it without thinking twice, but the game isn't that much alike to dark souls at all.
You have a handfull of minigames and diverse gathering means through every quest, which involves fishing, mining, collecting herbs and fungus, berries, honey and much much more.
All that you can use to craft many usefull items, but oh, it doesn't stops there!
Each monster you defeat can also be carved for materials to, as mentioned before, craft more powerful gear to help you out during the game.

But, does crafting armor and weapons only raises numbers?
Of course not!
Every set of armor and weapons comes with diverse kinds of resistences and weakness, aswell positive and negative skill points, that enables you to perform all sorts of cool stuff.

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It definitely is. Even when people look like they're swining blindly, it can actually be a very careful exploitation of enemy patterns. Do you play ds3 on pc by the way? If so, we should undead match sometime.


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Do you ever get that feeling, like your life would be so awesome if you could consistently pull yourself together to not just play video games all day?
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That makes sense.  Your mind seems pretty healthy to me.

I've thought a bit about the opposite issue.  I get flustered when too much happens at once, and don't have time to think things through, and so it's hard to play video games, even though I appreciate them as a potentially works of art or part of social and technological culture.


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Aww, you're sweet

Hey, tell you what, I should get some sleep, it's like 2 am here. It's been real chatting with you, though.


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Great to chat, too.  Sleep well, Rose.  :)


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The fork will happen in about 11 days.  Are you a small-blocker or a big-blocker?                                                                                
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Wow, Bitcoin just dipped to $5550 before jumping back up to $6330.


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I noticed

that was fucking nuts


some people panicked

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Say something nice that you love about another person or poster! it doesn't have to be a pony who posts here, though that would be nice! And you don't have to mention their names!

this is just to help us be positive, together c:
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Okay, then. Might as well come out of lurk mode to post little shout outs of appreciation here.

I appreciate my interactions here with people like Moony and Star for their rather concerted and pro-active effort to be as friendly and nice and positive as possible.

I appreciate interactions with people like Wheat, Mole (on those rare occasions I do interact with him), Mondo and a number of others here for they're laid back, relaxed way of being nice people.

I also appreciate all those posters whose threads I find interesting to lurk in despite my frequent lack of inspiration for ways to contribute.

I also appreciate !!Thorax for being an great developer, a fun anon, and a great boyfriend


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>Dat spoiler


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Dammit I thought he sounded familiar!


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Another victory for the Mondo household.  Weep, peasants.
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Mondo's pregnant?


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And we're all very happy for him.


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I'm so proud.  Just so proud.


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OK I think we've had a variety of discussion about the episodes and the movie but I've not seen anything since I've been around about our favorite pony and why.

So, who's best pony?  Who's worst pony?  and WHY?

I'll go first.  Before watching the show I only liked Rainbow Dash cuz she's so colorful and looks great in all her various poses...I bought a ton of RD swag before watching the show and deciding she's a total butthead.  I still like her though.  But I got totally hooked on Coloratura and reformed Diamond Tiara and then unreformed Diamond Tiara.

I totally didn't like neurotic compulsive Twilight Sparkle and was always so happy to see her get dumped on, which happens all the time actually whether she deserves it or not.  Then a friend of mine pointed out some things about her that got me to like her and my girl friend (who was slow to like ponies at all) got me interested in Pinky, and I had a brief Pinky obsession there but then all of a sudden Twily came over me and she's toooootally my waifu now.

So while I have a bumpy windy path through favorite ponies, Twiggles is absolutely best pony!

I like her look better without the wings though, but I like her as she matures...much less prone to a freakout (but not entirely immune) reminding me a lot of myself only, you know, in a better light.

therefore, Princess Sparkles is best pony!

Now, for worst pony.  At first I couldn't stand Rarity, I think mostly because of the episodes where she's man-hungry like fawning over the reporter who likes AJ, and her date at the first Gala....but then I realized that we're all like that, and it's hard to blame her for that...also I realized she really is compassionate and generous so I just couldn't dislike her anymore.  Plus she's a clothes hound like me so who can hate that???  I also really like a lot of the ponies other people hate like Svengallop.  He's just so awesome; I love that guy.  So I guess, for me there is no worst pony.
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You know it.


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> mane 6
> Before I go on, I'd just like to say that most of their characters arks feel done, so in general, I like them less than my current top 3
-- Purplesmart is solid, though I still think that becoming a princess amounted to very little. 3/5 pone.
-- Rarara is always a delight to watch. #1 mane6. 4/5 pone.
-- AJ never grabbed me. She's a good pone and all though, so no hate. 3/5 pone
-- Ponko is better in EQG. In the show, she only seems good in her own eps. 2/5 pone. Good potential tho.
-- RD has been reduced to repeatedly saying "Awesome" ad-nauseam. 1/5 pone. Used to be best pone, now she just annoys me.
-- "Fluttershy Leans In" puts a straight up capstone on her character. Like, I know I said I feel this way about the mane6 in general, but Fluttershy feels like she's on a whole 'nother level of done. 1/5 pone. Potential reached, time to move on.

> Current top 3
-- GlimGlam is cute! Magicpone make trouble, Magicpone fumble out of trouble. Its like, a story, man! 4/5 pone.
-- Maud. I like Maud. 5/5 pone.
-- Trixie is sooooo much fun! She's like, all the dickishness of early dash combined with the trouble making potential of GlimGlam, and she gets to do it with GlimGlam! May the shenanigans never end! 5/5 pone! Needs moar Maud though.

So yeah, that's my take on the mane6 and the ponies I like. I might come back for the princesses and other chars possibly.


>"Fluttershy Leans In" puts a straight up capstone on her character.
And was such a meandering episode, to boot. At the end where Fluttershy says that she's brought in another expert to help the team with the final project, Gilda could have walked through that door and it would have had just as much relevance to and impact on the story. Or anyone. A.K. Yearling. Silver Spoon. Queen Chrysalis.

The whole thing was kind of surreal.


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I haven't posted since I got home, but I wanted to check in.

While overall my recover has been good, today I had a fairly major setback.

My nipple grafts got infected, and I had to rush in to a last-minute appointment, because it was bad. So the grafts have been removed, and I basically have nickel-sized holes in my chest that I have to keep clean and covered.

The good news is that my stitches are still clean, and those are still on track to be removed next week.

It's just kind of sucky. If the skin from the grafts don't heal right, the other option is to tattoo fake nipples on, but I honestly might forgo that in favor of just finishing my chest tattoo. Right now... it just sucks.

Bodies are gross.

In other GOOD news though, my life has improved for the ultimate better. I'm genuinely happier with myself and my life. I look in the mirror and feel complete! So despite the setback, I'm still so happy with this decision.
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oh my god, when I saw this post, matched with that pic, it got this song immediately stuck in my head


I deem this the soundtrack to Tucker's recovery


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Before that picture, I never knew that Char doesn't have nipples.

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