I think I need another break for a bit. Perhaps collect some ideas for posts. I've just been completely out of ideas.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Yes, I skipped yesterday. Deal with it.
I was going to embed Kazusan's Day Out as a random video for today. However, the advertisement that played before I could watch it blew it out of the water in terms of randomness. I present to you, the Orabrush ad I saw:
iPad 2 PUNKED! (Parody)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I almost couldn't contain the awesomeness of this video long enough to post it today.
Night Of Pony
Honestly I think the video starts out a bit rough, but once it hits the 1 minute mark it finds its groove. The sequence that starts at time index 2:34 is the best part.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Now all the "Supermoon" naysayers feel justified. So what if the 9.0 earthquake in Japan was a week early?
I've been hearing about this "Supermoon" that's going to destroy the world on March 19th. The moon's slightly elliptical orbit will bring it closer to Earth than it has been in... wait for it... 18 whole years! It will be a couple thousand miles closer to Earth than normal. That's between 1 and 2 percent closer.
Even though it didn't destroy the Earth 18 years ago (in fact nothing out of the ordinary happened), that was just practice. This time it's for real and the moon is going to unleash hell. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanoes, severe weather... Any natural disaster you can name has been predicted to happen.
And some of it might. Not because of the moon, but just because these things happen. These "Supermoon" folk predicted all hell to break loose on a very specific day: March 19th. However, we'll most likely find out this Earthquake in Japan today is the worst thing to happen anywhere near that time. So they'll end up taking credit for that and say "See? we were right! An earthquake DID happen!" ...Even though the moon is nowhere near its closest point yet.
EDIT: It's been upgraded to a 9.0 earthquake.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Charlie Sheen = Michael Jackson Reincarnate
I admit, I've followed Charlie Sheen on Twitter. Although I haven't watched any of his crazy interviews I keep hearing about. I only followed him on Twitter because I expected to read some hilarious ramblings of self importance. However, he's kinda incoherent and not nearly as funny as I expected. I'll unfollow before long.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Time to stop playing Civilization 5. I have officially won. That's it. Game over. There can be no win greater than what I have achieved: the "My Little Pony" achievement. I'm hesitant to play because if I do, I may get another achievement and "My Little Pony" will no longer show as my most recent. Yes, it's that awesome.
It's actually an easy achievement to get. While playing as Russia, research horseback riding before any other civilization... But it's My Little Pony. And that makes it awesome.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
If only they had Fluttershy sing the entire lullaby. The part she sings is so soft and peaceful. Too bad Sweetie Bell had to ruin it.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Hush Now, Quiet Now (Fluttershy's Lullaby)
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I like it when I can really get into a game. This time it's Civilization V. However, it has a few side-effects. First one is late blog posts. Second is a totally screwy sleep "schedule".
The day I got it I stayed up all night, took a nap around 3 PM the next day, then stayed up until 3:30 AM that night. Although from what I normally do, 3:30 AM was going to bed early. How long am I going to stay up tonight? Only time will tell.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I bought Civilization V, I wanted to play a different type of game than TF2 or Minecraft. So far I like it, but I've had to restart several times because I didn't realize important concepts of the game, and it screwed me over later.
One time I failed on the second turn on easy mode. Barbarians came and killed my settlers before I could make a city.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I'm not much into the pop music of current times, but this combination of 7 artists (and ponies!) wasn't too bad.
My Little Pony AMV Epic (7 Artists)
I particularly like Rainbow Dash's "I kissed a girl" parts. It just seems to fit her so well. While all the ponies in the TV series are basically asexual1, Rainbow Dash still gives off a lesbian vibe.
The "You spin me round" song will forever remind me of that meatspin2 website.
1: It was suggested that the ponies reproduce through budding, but Lauren Faust confirmed that they reproduce like any other mammal.
2: Please, don't go and search for "meatspin" now unless you're an adult. It's a NSFW website.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
One of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes sparked a bit of a controversy among some of the fans. The moral at the end in the form of a letter:
Keep in mind, most of the outspoken fan-base are like me; denizens of the darker side of the internet (4chan). There's a disproportionate number of skeptics and atheists in the community.
I am happy to report that I now realize there are wonderful things in this world you just can't explain. But that doesn't necessarily make them any less true. It just means you have to choose to believe in them. And sometimes, it takes a friend to show you the way.
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Basically, Pinkie Pie had a precognitive ability that manifested itself as involuntary twitches. Twitching tail means something's about to fall, for example. The scientific-minded Twilight Sparkle wouldn't accept a supernatural explanation, and was determined to find the true reason for Pinkie's ability. In the end, she gave up and just accepted it (and thus the moral).
This may seem like an odd thing to become an issue in a cartoon that has regular use of magic and mythical creatures. However, the magic is portrayed in the series as an extension of science. That being specific spells have a predictable and repeatable outcome, and it can be studied and understood. It's not presented as a supernatural thing that "just is". Twilight Sparkle's ongoing studies to understand the literal Magic of friendship shows this.
The general issue with it was that kids are gullible enough as it is. They shouldn't be taught to believe something without proof just because they're told by someone. It was perceived to promote noncritical thinking; a sort of "don't bother trying to understand things" message. And yes, Santa Claus and religion were pulled into the big discussion.
Lauren Faust's response on her DeviantART site was:
Wow. It's so not what I ever hoped anybody would ever take away from that episode. It's a really awful message and I'd never dream of suggesting it.
I'm so disappointed, especially since it's seems to be completely ruining what I thought was one of our funniest episodes.
I'm really sorry and if I could have anticipated such a misunderstanding, I would have revised it.
- Lauren Faust
I think ourimaler summed up quite nicely how I feel about the episode:
Dear Mrs Faust,
I (and several others from rpg.net) have been among those who have criticized the message of "Feeling Pinky Keen". Most of us, however, admit upon further thought that we overreacted:
Part of it, as another commenter has said, probably stems from identifying with Twilight. Part of it, perhaps, is from projection between Pinky Pie's precognition and claims that real-world skeptics debunks. But beside that...I think a large part of it is that some of us have gotten USED to seeing the "skepticism is bad, m'kay?" message in media - to the point that when we watched this episode, we reflexively saw it instead of the intended "hubris is bad".
Does that mean I think there was NOTHING wrong with the episode? Eh...I wouldn't go that far. The chasm scene will always bug me, there was some unfortunate phrasing, and I do believe the message got muddied a bit in the end. I admit, however, that my negative reaction probably stemmed less from problems with the episode than my own defensiveness.
I have to say the moral in this episode had a very different feel, and I still am left feeling a little unsettled and at odds with it. I wouldn't say it ruined the episode for me though.
Here's the episode, if you are (wo)man enough to watch 22 minutes and 1 second of My Little Pony.
My Little Pony : Friendship Is Magic - S01E15 - Feeling Pinkie Keen - vostfr
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