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Well it's that time of year again! time to hang the asking pantsu over the candelabras again, and to buy your uncles anti-aging cream!85 posts and 56 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
that's right, it's Ask Anyone Anything Thread time again!
if you want to ask a question to anyone in this thread, or to everyone in the thread, then this is the time to do it!
so ask away, and let your heart be free you beautiful /pony/ peoples!
here's my first question
What is something you love that other people in your life don't seem to get?
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but then how are you gonna spook the ghosts?
THERE ARE NO GHOSTS TO SPOOK
WHO IS ON THIRD
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oh good, that means i can sleep easily now...>hugs and kajis <3
goodnight dude <3!
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I had to take a moment for that one, nice
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I'll ask Iara something then.
How was your day, Iara? Any plans for today?
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Why, thank you for asking, Iara!
Actually yeah. I need to finish my Philosophy homework, and talk about what philosophy I could make up. Dunno what to write.
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hi iara! what sort of chocolate do you like?
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I'm not a super devoted fan or an expert in insects but I like them.
One thing that fascinates me about ants is when Cordyceps infects the ants and acts as zombies spreading cordyceps spores.
My favorite insect is the Orchid Mantis
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White chocolate of course.
It's far more unhealthy than regular chocolate, but it's great.
I should try mint chocolate as well, but it's so rare.
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What philsophers are you studying, Iara?
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We studied the 4 main philosophy waves, focusing in great detail with the life of René Descartes and how he was the main representant of the rationalism, and how he got into that. I got a 18 out of 20 in my exam!
As a final homework I have to write about my own "philosophy of life". What morals and processes do I, Iara Amelia, follow in my everyday life? Easier said than done.
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white chocolate!!! woah, that is a good hcoice, iara! i also like white chocolate!
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I usually buy 92% dark chocolate. It's a bit of an acquired taste, but I like that it doesn't have a lot of sugar.>>843819> I got a 18 out of 20 in my exam!
Congratulations! You must have studied well for the exam!>>843819>As a final homework I have to write about my own "philosophy of life". What morals and processes do I, Iara Amelia, follow in my everyday life? >Easier said than done.
Indeed! How are they going to grade you? I assume they're going to want you to refer back to and evaluate the various philosophies you're been taught in the class?>>843819>René Descartes
I'm glad to hear that! You studied his cogito ergo sum
argument, I presume?
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Thank you Moony.
So, is this place still yours btw?>>843822>All replies are for me>It's a bit of an acquired taste, but I like that it doesn't have a lot of sugar.
I like all chocolates but extremely dark one is far too strong for my delicate mouth. If it's TOO dark, I might spit it.>How are they going to grade you? I assume they're going to want you to refer back to and evaluate the various philosophies you're been taught in the class?
I need to fill in the following:
-Context. When and where this way of thinking started for me
-Description. How it works.
It's for tomorrow and I gotta finish it asap but I'm still thinking about it.>You studied his cogito ergo sum argument, I presume?
Yup. That was how René concluded that there are some truths in the world, and that the REAL truth can be achieved eventually, if you ask yourself the right questions.
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i like to think it's ours. i pay for it, and run it with the staff, but i don't like to call it my own.
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>>843823>It's for tomorrow and I gotta finish it asap but I'm still thinking about it.
Good luck! Work hard, I know you can do a good job, Iara!
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Moons DID rescue us from a tyrany-of-the-majority vote result just last week.
in terms of the Moonses supplies it to us and watches over us, yes.
Why don't you stay and spend more time with us from now on? But only after you finish your homework! no slacking.>>843830
omigosh the trolley problem made even worse. I didn't think that was possible.
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>>843334>What is something you love that other people in your life don't seem to get?
Being on time.
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Sounds awfully communist from you, Moony.>>843830
...And just like I that I finished. My lil sis keeps pressuting me to play Terraria with her tho.
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>>843852>My lil sis keeps pressuting me to play Terraria with her tho.
How old is your imouto now? Do you like Terraria? I vaguely remember when I was in elementary school a science classroom had a terrarium.
Have you watched Little Witch Academia
She's 13, almost 14 now. I love Terraria, but she's so pushy and wants to play together all the time!
Terraria is a game lol, not talking about real terrarium here.
I have and I didn't liked it. Ako is terrible.
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>>843987> Ako is terrible.
What about Sucy?
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akko is my favorite <3>>843814
i love dark chocolate and white chocolate most
milk chocolate is still good tho>>843797
me too <3>>843454
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Nah, she's terrible. And has several mary-sue traits to booth.>>843991
She's good but not good enough to salvage this series from the trash heap for me.
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1. your opinion
2. she's the farthest from a mary-sue in almost every way possible outside of the "destined" trope; which does not qualify
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>>844039>she's the farthest from a mary-sue in almost every way possible outside of the "destined" trope
Oh yeah, I guess that's right. She's cute though!>>844026
How many episodes did you watch?
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Anti-sues are a kind of mary sue.
She's supposed to be "so clumsy", yet she masters hard-to-perform spells in seconds and beats professionals who have worked hard on it. In almost every episode, she MUST come triumphant, as well as making anyone who doesn't likes her look bad.>>844048
Like 4 I think. I really, really, could not stand Ako at all. If she's the main character, I would rather see myself out.
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she's adorable and easily the reason why i love the show the way i do
and to make her a "mary-sue" you would need to
make her better than diana in magic and in general intelligence
make her popular amongst everyone
every scenario she is in, she does perfectly and with no trouble at all
Akko has none of these going for her>>844054
i think you are confused, that's a tried and true trait of a lot of shows of this type; and you ignore her entire purpose to the show
she is clumsy, she fails at the most basic of magic, and she has no reason to be there in the eyes of almost everyone. The only reason she stays there is because of her tenacity, passion, and pure stubborness
the attributes where she does shine through, where she does have these strange magical abilities and knowledge, and has this destiny with the shiny rod, and the childlike wonder is supposed to be there because it shows her part in the whole of this universe
it is a world where magic is dying, and technology is dominant. Witches are more or less just obsolete, and geopolitics are at the center of everything, while they are not even part of the picture.
what akko represents is magic's reason for being. it has alot of use, but she represents the love and admiration. The pure wonder of it all, and the heart and determination to actualize it and spread that same passion to others.
she isn't a mary-sue. and "anti-mary sue" isn't even a thing
what you are complaining about is just tropes, and that can be hit or miss with anyone depending on their individual tastes, but that is no marker on their quality
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Saying "every series does it, so it's normal" it's not my cup of tea. We have gone far enough to go agaisnt conventions of what is expected and done every single time.
Anti-sues are totally a thing, you talking about tropes? Your number one source of tropes has you covered:https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AntiSue
Again, the whole "she represents magic and childish" you say is just your interpretation. What I see is an annoying kid that the anime developers are trying a bit too hard to make me like. An inorganic main character.
It's OK tho, most animes have TERRIBLE main characters.
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>>844076>reads the anti-sue things
akko doesn't represent this though either
yeah, she exhibits some of the inverted tropes, but not all of them.
and to speak in these terms i think is highly unproductive
i get it, you tend to favor things that are unique and supremely unconventional, that is fine and i do too. but your evaluation lacks depth and understanding of the shows you are complaining about
i know you dislike akko, and that is fine. but to call her an inorganic main character, and an annoying kid that anime developers are trying to make you like shows that you aren't even attempting to read into what they are trying to accomplish
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>>844093>she exhibits some of the inverted tropes, but not all of them.
You do not have to represent all of something to be one thing.>i know you dislike akko, and that is fine. but to call her an inorganic main character, and an annoying kid that anime developers are trying to make you like shows that you aren't even attempting to read into what they are trying to accomplish
I shouldn't be trying this hard to red into a character. If the character ruins what would have been an otherwise good series, then the character is at fault. I'm also not the only one who thinks Akko is the weakest link of Little Witch Academia. Just google "Little Witch Academia Akko bad character" and you will see the top five pages all of people complaining about Akko in one way or another.
Just because you like her, it doesn't means she is a good character.
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Do you like any SoL/CGDCT anime?Do you like Splatoon?
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SoL? Easily Ika Musume seasons 1 and 2. I've heard season 3 was really, really bad tho. Hopefully that's not the case. I loved that anime a lot.
CGDCT? I hate it beyond reason and wish it did not exist.
I have never played Splatoon. Can't afford the expensive Nintendo consoles that will become obsolete in a few years. But it seems like an OK game.
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in this case, i would disagree. the anti-sue's main stake is that they are completely the invert of the mary-sue, to the point they are incompetent, yet still everything is done and they are liked
akko still has to work to get where she is by the end, and when people start giving her credit, it's because of her own sweat and tears getting there. she doesn't get any participation trophies, her accomplishments are of her own work, and she actively gets better. she isn't static. she is a fully fleshed character with an arc that reflects her progress
some shows don't require reading into the show, while others do, art doesn't have to "be" any one thing; it can be as simple or complex as the creators want.
if the character is well fleshed out, well made, but you still don't like them and opt out of the show, that is your choice and the show isn't for you. But that by no means is the fault of the character or the show, or the shows creators. and while i can see there are people that don't like the show because of her, then that is also their choice and their loss as well.
just because you hate her, it doesn't mean she isn't a bad character.
plus, i wouldn't even say it's hard to read her character or what she represents in the show. she isn't super complex, but she is exactly what the show needs
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This argument is going in circles now. There's literally nothing else to add.
I already told you why I found Akko unbearable. But you love her too much to see pass that. Akko apparently is a perfect character and everyone should like them, or else the show is not for them.
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Eh, I'd say that in the first 4 episodes, Akko is pretty much an anti-Sue. She's plainly incompetent despite however much hard work she puts in. Where my taste differs from Iara's is that I still like Akko and her show.
Episode 1 and that episode were they make a show on the city or something really do her no favours.
Also, I'm supposed to dislike Diana? Her groupie and her look far more interesting.
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>>844124>Also, I'm supposed to dislike Diana?
Probably in the beginning. She develops more in later episodes though.
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I liked her since day one tho, but I could tell the show wanted me to hate her.
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>>844128>how many apples you have to eat b4 u make your skin red.
Hmmm... I dunno. But if you eat enough carrots, your skin really does start to turn orange/yellowish (carotenemia
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i disagree that she is an anti-sue at all
the first 4 episodes were more world-building
i mean, i will grant that the first 4 episodes don't show her gaining much as far as her magical skills, but we still see akko showing her positives as well as her negatives
episode 1; we are introduced to her love of magic and inspiration. and how her belief in herself and magic leads them to the shiny rod that kicks off her arc
episode 2: Diana's logical and deductive reasoning leads her to see the pods that are on the tree to be a parasite, which for all intents and purposes is a correct approach. it is only because of akko's card that she even knows what these pods maybe. Diana shoots, but akko acts on instict driven by her knowledge of the card and determination that the card is right, she jumps in front of the magic shot. and saves the pods, allowing them to release the faries. That entire episode is actually a microcosm of the show if you think about it, as it preludes everything that will happen in the show
episode 3: is purely about both akko's impulsiveness to join an event that she has no skill to join. but she uses tangential logic and cleverness to gain an upperhand. it also helps that sucy and lotte brought their own means to the race, and while akko did begin to ride the super broom at the end, it was still an insane feat to get on the darn thing to race
episode 4: that was more of a lotte episode overall, so Akko didn't really have much focus
we are introduced to akko's qualities as a person as she continues her quest to be a witch. and while she hasn't "gained" anything as far as magical ability, the audience gains knowledge of how akko survives, thrives, and what she brings to this world that the other witches and the system does not