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by piwakawaka42
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Didn't like the new ep, too predictable. My thoughts on the fighting is magic: Hasbro has been shutting a lot of stuff down lately-I wonder how long before they go for EqD. They seem to have finally realized that having an adult fandom for a kid's cartoon causes too many problems for the target, mon...
by piwakawaka42
Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics drivers not installing properly on linux mint
Replies: 0
Views: 1404

Graphics drivers not installing properly on linux mint

Hi I'm trying to set my laptop (Toshiba Satellite with a GeForce 315M graphics card) up to dual-boot Linux Mint 13 as well as Windows 7. When I tried to install drivers for the graphics card, the resolution changed from 1366x768 to 800x600. I followed a couple of online tutorials (http://community.l...
by piwakawaka42
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

The problem is not the episode, that will work fine. It's the severe consequences to characterisation and structure afterwards. If Twilight is a Princess is she immortal? Is she still with her friends? Is her power now so high that threats aren't credible? Can she still have a normal life? Won't th...
by piwakawaka42
Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

To me, Just for Sidekicks belongs in the "highly predictable, but entertaining anyway" category, along with Swarm of the Century, It's About Time, and the middle section of Apple Family Reunion. I don't have a problem with Spike's greed, that's already been established a few ti...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Keep Calm and Flutter On thoughts: BEST. EPISODE EVER! The bait and switch with pinkie's Chocolate rain: Priceless! Fluttershy is at her most adorable in this episode It kept the tension going remarkably well No-one was holding the idiot ball! Discord was as funny as ever Celestia's face whe...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

except that's never been shown before! So? This episode introduced a new thing. Episodes do that sometimes. When a character's personal traits cause them problems, they should be at least hinted at beforehand, or the consequence of something else happening (alicorn amulet, Discord, etc) Ticket Mast...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I always got the impression he was competent when assisting Twilight; in particular, his memory for where books are is very good, and most of the time he tumbles, it seems like Twilight's fault. THIS. He's clumsy just because they needed that in order to create a problem for this episode. H...
by piwakawaka42
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Adaptive Enemy AI
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: Adaptive Enemy AI

Necro'd, but Warning Forever is another left 4 dead-style example of adaptive AI. It's a top-scrolling space shooter with nothing but boss battles. The adaptive feature comes in when creating the next boss. Did you get killed by a particular weapon? The next boss will have a more of those weapons. D...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Probably my second-favorite of the season, after 'Too many Pinkie Pies'. Random thoughts: Conflicts with Family Appreciation Day over how long the apple family have been there-but I don't think it's the first episode to do that, and really, who cares? The preparation montage is awesome! Espe...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

http://mynationalistpony.tumblr.com/ WHAT. THE. FUCK?! Trigger warning for neo-naziness. Also, my thoughts on the new epsiode: Well done-I do like to see Pinkie being something other than zany and hyper-but it felt a wee bit like a rehash of Griffon the Brush-Off. Let's see: RD has a new (in...
by piwakawaka42
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

And given that it still used magic heavily-most unicorns wouldn't have been able to pull off all that teleportation-so I'm not so certain that it teaches what you think it does. Rewatch the reveal. She's just providing a cloud of smoke; the other ponies are dashing back and forth. (...
by piwakawaka42
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

What is an amulet that powerful and corrupting doing in a magic shop, instead of locked up by Celestia? The trope of finding a powerful artifact in a small magic shop run by a Chinaman is over a century old. OK, but the proprieter's attitude seemed a bit off for that sort of magic shop, and I t...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

What is an amulet that powerful and corrupting doing in a magic shop, instead of locked up by Celestia? I think what should have happened was that King Sombra should have given it to her somehow, and then we would have an arc villain, with maybe a little more character development than the "Oh...
by piwakawaka42
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I didn't like it that much. It felt like just another toy commercial disguised as a cartoon, instead of the strange mix of adventure, humour, and oure d'awww that is MLPFiM. Issues, in order: What is an amulet that powerful and corrupting doing in a magic shop, instead of locked up by Celestia? How ...
by piwakawaka42
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sexism of anti gay marriage activism
Replies: 152
Views: 19913

Re: sexism of anti gay marriage activism

We may one day discover excellent reasons to pressure women into the role of caretaker and men into the role of breadwinner I'd call fertility falling below replacement levels an excellent reason to have more babies. I suspect this is an oversimplification--I would not describe the aging population...
by piwakawaka42
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Have there been any progressive reforms that failed?
Replies: 207
Views: 24378

Re: Have there been any progressive reforms that failed?

I'd say that most progressive reforms fail, for the simple reason that progressive tends to mean leftist, and leftists ideas usually fail.
by piwakawaka42
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sexism of anti gay marriage activism
Replies: 152
Views: 19913

Re: sexism of anti gay marriage activism

Going back to the marketplace of ideas, I think that a lot of the posters here were forgetting that an idea by itself doesn't have to be true/helpful, it can also support one which is true/helpful. For instance, gender roles: women are biologically better suited to bring up children (breastfeeding, ...
by piwakawaka42
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

The only difference was with the Calvin and Hobbes Duplicator story arc, every one of the Calvins looked exactly the same as the others, and they all acted the same. Of course, they all said different things, and ran off in different directions, but it still caused chaos. The only time the Pinkies ...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404812

Re: Team Fortress 2

Oh yeah, the shading is pretty good, especially considering how old it is. The devs deliberately made the graphics look cartoony (I think it was so that players wouldn't be surprised by rocketjumping etc), though, and thinking about how the graphical style relates to gameplay-instead of just going f...
by piwakawaka42
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404812

Re: Team Fortress 2

Is it just me, or is TF2 somehwat indie-ish? What made me think of this were the deliberately cartoony graphics, the slightly unusual gameplay (engie, spy, short range for and FPS, demoknight), and the out and out crazy story.
by piwakawaka42
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I liked it much better than last week's episode. Four quibbles: Minor quibble: I didn't like the hoof-hands and earlier-gen pinkie - when a show plays with its memes that way, I worry that it's about to degenerate into a mess of in-jokes instead of original content. Minor quibble: At times, ...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I didn't think it was that great. Sombre looked like every bad OC rolled into one, distracting from the otherwise gorgeous-as-usual animation, the humour felt a bit like they were going through the motions, and the subplots make it look as though they are going to build up to some overblown melodram...
by piwakawaka42
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons...Best version?
Replies: 10
Views: 16474

Re: Dungeons and Dragons...Best version?

3.5 is my favourite, although once players got to too high a level, combat was all about the casters tracking their durations. These days I mostly play FATE.
by piwakawaka42
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

OMYGOSHOMYGOSHOMYGOSH :D :D :D
by piwakawaka42
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Psychic the next poster
Replies: 1793
Views: 113323

Re: Psychic the next poster

False.
You care more about who is best pony than about who is US President.
by piwakawaka42
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Pushups
Replies: 18
Views: 15570

Re: Pushups

Thanks
by piwakawaka42
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 159704

Re: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?

My reading list: xkcd, OOtS, SMBC, PhD, dilbert (not really a web comic, but there is an RSS feed), surviving the world, friendship is dragons (a "screenshot and turn into an RPG" comic (darths and droids/DM of the rings) for MLPFiM), and subnormality. I used to love goblins, but the plot ...
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2480156

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

ShortChelsea wrote:I wish my hospital bill would go away.

Granted. It goes away, taking a large amount of your money with it.
I wish that this wish doesn't get corrupted :lol:
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Incredible Changing Sentence
Replies: 5621
Views: 662737

Re: The Incredible Changing Sentence

"What nazis?" inquire fat Foos. Measles stopped my austalopithecus's blueberry wine! And they brew beverages! Holy buttloads of bananas, Batman! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na!
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 47618

Re: Dubsteppin'

This is interesting stuff (although the video is a bit too hipster-twee for my tastes)-take dubstep, play a violin over the top:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Pushups
Replies: 18
Views: 15570

Re: Pushups

I'm having a different pushup problem: I can't keep my back straight while I'm doing them. It's not a problem with my arms lifting the weight, as some other exercises suggest I should be able to move that much, so my back must be weak. What sort of exercises should I be doing to strengthen it?
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is morality a bad thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 11326

Is morality a bad thing?

This sounds crazy, but hear me out. I'm talking about the concept of morality here. Calling someone evil is a great way to avoid further reasoned discussion, and gets into 'he is!' "No, he is" playground-type taunting. By contrast, in the absence of the concept of morality, a slightly more...
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

Rarity got shortchanged? What about AJ? Her episodes either flanderised her (last roundup) or didn't let her interact with other characters that much (SSCS6000, which was generally a bit rubbish, apart from the song). The best episodes for AJ this season where ones where she played a supporting rol...
by piwakawaka42
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

I want to see more Fluttershy and Rarity, not just because they're my favorite ponies, but because they got short-changed this time around (only two episodes each where they had some significant screen time, while everypony else got three or four). Rarity got shortchanged? What about AJ? Her epsiod...
by piwakawaka42
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googling'?
Replies: 26
Views: 13130

Re: Google and Confirmation Bias. Is it time to stop 'googli

This is exactly why I started using duckduckgo. I also like their list of options to refine the search by, although I do miss the lack of autocomplete.
by piwakawaka42
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!
Replies: 1371
Views: 336667

Re: My Little Pony: Friendship is MAGIC!

What do you guys want to see in season 3? Here's my list: More Luna More Zecora Applejack finally gets a song Some mane 6 combinations that haven't been seen get screentime (eg an episode centered around AJ and fluttershy. Or AJ and pinkie pie. Heck, AJ just didn't geature much in season 2, did she?...
by piwakawaka42
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Modding Dresden Files for MLPFIM
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Modding Dresden Files for MLPFIM

as for handling combat, may I suggest looking at the smallville RPG? it has a lot of good material for handling narrative conflict and group dynamics. Did you mean combat or conflict. Off the top of my head, the only actual physical combat I can think of from the show would be the Wonderbolts takin...
by piwakawaka42
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Modding Dresden Files for MLPFIM
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Modding Dresden Files for MLPFIM

So, I'm trying to mod Dresden Files for an MLPFiM game. The reason I'm using Dresden is that I think the best way to describe a lot of the characters is using aspects, and Dresden is definitely my favourite FATE game.Thoughts so far: Cutie marks are totally aspects. Still not certain whether they sh...
by piwakawaka42
Thu May 24, 2012 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 258916

Re: The worst film you've seen

A tie between Eragon and Meet the Spartans. Both movies are older because these days, I have enough good sense to avoid that kind of crud.
by piwakawaka42
Thu May 24, 2012 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that should exist
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: Food that should exist

Nope-never seen it before. That definitely goes on the list, though.

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