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« Reply #316 on: November 11, 2012, 05:19:19 PM »
You must construct additional pylons
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...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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« Reply #317 on: November 11, 2012, 05:20:46 PM »
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« Reply #318 on: November 12, 2012, 12:05:13 PM »
When the show aired on the Hub, seasons 1 & 2 were full of cheesy daytime cable-quality ads for stuffed animals and dolls.

I find it humorous what kinds of ads ran during the season 3 premiere:

- Skylanders (monster toy and video game series)
- Nano Speed (Matchbox car track system)
- Xploderz (Nerf-like foam guns)
- Moshlings Theme Park (handheld video game)
- Leapster GS (handheld video game)
- GAK (toy slime)
- Floam (sculpting foam)

The advertisers don't seem to realize it's a girl's show either. LOL.
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« Reply #319 on: November 17, 2012, 12:01:43 PM »
"Too Many Pinkie Pies" = Awesome

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« Reply #320 on: November 19, 2012, 11:30:01 AM »
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« Reply #321 on: November 24, 2012, 12:18:34 PM »
I really enjoyed today's episode. The CMCs were in top form.



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« Reply #323 on: December 10, 2012, 06:59:38 PM »
CMC episode is best episode.

And Derpy is best pony.


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« Reply #324 on: December 10, 2012, 07:00:51 PM »
"Too Many Pinkie Pies" = Awesome

FUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUN

If I collected all 7 dragon balls and had two wishes...1) Wish for MLP Mane Five to be real, 2) Clone Pinkie Pie

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« Reply #326 on: February 18, 2013, 04:21:30 AM »
So word on the street is, the gentiles have a new goddess.
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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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« Reply #327 on: March 31, 2013, 12:39:31 AM »
So word on the street is, all of the ponies are going to become humans in a new television show.

Doesn't that violate some sort of Church dogma about ousia transmogrification or something, like how angels can't become human and vis versa?

http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Equestria_Girls_%28TV_series%29

I would like to have some Patristic commentary on this. Argumentate it, and explain.
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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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« Reply #328 on: May 19, 2013, 10:30:20 AM »
Boy, am I late to the party.  :-[
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« Reply #329 on: May 19, 2013, 11:55:44 PM »
Can ponies which have become human receive baptism?

Argumentate it and explain.
Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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« Reply #330 on: July 20, 2013, 07:24:11 AM »
Can ponies which have become human receive baptism?

Argumentate it and explain.

Such evolutionary marvels should be treated like non-Orthodox trinitarians. Their transformation to humanhood is a baptism-into-life, so to speak. But this baptism is merely an empty form, which needs to be filled. Thus they should be chrismated, and that will provide that grace which had not been there before, filling the baptism with salvific substance.

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« Reply #331 on: July 23, 2013, 02:59:17 AM »
LOL @ grown men thinking it's okay to watch MLP.
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« Reply #332 on: August 31, 2013, 08:02:42 PM »
Threadus resurrexit! 

I think the controversy behind MLP and the reasons why "bronies" are so defensive, goes to a deeper psychological root.   MLP has a lot of feminine base/estrogen in the show,  and therefore bronies get so defensive because they don't want to be seen  as "less than a man" and therefore weak, or inferior..     

Although some would never directly state it, all such ideas are based off of stereotypes.   Who you are has nothing to do with how you express yourself.  With 7 billion people on this planet, I doubt any of us are going to fit into one box or another...   Include that with everyone possessing an animus/anima or masculine and feminine traits within them, regardless of biological sex. 
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« Reply #333 on: August 31, 2013, 10:26:18 PM »
Who smelt it, dealt it.
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« Reply #335 on: June 04, 2014, 03:27:22 PM »
You can probably find out more than you ever wanted to know here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Pony:_Friendship_Is_Magic_fandom

And by "more than you ever wanted to know", I mean learning about it at all.

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« Reply #336 on: June 04, 2014, 04:07:35 PM »
You can probably find out more than you ever wanted to know here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Little_Pony:_Friendship_Is_Magic_fandom

And by "more than you ever wanted to know", I mean learning about it at all.

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« Reply #339 on: April 06, 2019, 04:02:20 PM »
I just saw this thread title and this was me irl, ltly shaking and criing rite now


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« Reply #340 on: April 06, 2019, 04:05:19 PM »
lol, I was such an a-hole ca. 2012...

Haven't watched the show other than clips since then, really. I still enjoy and admire it in the abstract, but making such a fierce following around it seems kind of pointless to me for a variety of reasons.
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« Reply #341 on: April 06, 2019, 04:53:04 PM »
I actually bumped into one of the writers at a children’s book conference and we had a great conversation about Alfred Bester and other classic sci-fi.
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« Reply #342 on: April 06, 2019, 05:43:39 PM »
I actually bumped into one of the writers at a children’s book conference and we had a great conversation about Alfred Bester and other classic sci-fi.

That's cool :)
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« Reply #343 on: April 06, 2019, 05:53:37 PM »
lol, I was such an a-hole ca. 2012...

Haven't watched the show other than clips since then, really. I still enjoy and admire it in the abstract, but making such a fierce following around it seems kind of pointless to me for a variety of reasons.

I mean, it seems like a good kids show. It's just one of those massive programming errors in the Matrix that this became popular among adult men; they misplaced the variable for young girls with the one for grown men, such that the code still runs, but with this error unnoticed.

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« Reply #344 on: April 06, 2019, 06:14:30 PM »
Tbf it's not entirely unprecedented,

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See also all the covert adult jokes and celebrity likeness cameos in old Looney Tunes, etc.


The thing that bronies do have on their (and our) conscience to varying degrees is the fanaticism and the sexualization. I'm not sure how to actively keep that out of any fandom (outside of abstaining oneself), but in this one in particular it's extra-troubling.
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« Reply #345 on: April 06, 2019, 06:20:03 PM »
See also all the covert adult jokes and celebrity cameos in Looney Tunes, etc.

Lol, just Looney Tunes?

Animaniacs were much, much, much worse in terms of adult humor. They were notorious for making wildly obvious and obscene sexual jokes in their animations, so that they could get less obvious ones past the censors.

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« Reply #346 on: April 06, 2019, 06:28:51 PM »
No, no, fingerprints!



I was just specifically talking about pre-Millennial or Gen X examples.
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« Reply #347 on: April 06, 2019, 09:01:32 PM »
I was at a hobby shop when a bunch of grown men had a tournament playing MLP.
They had the owner turn on MLP on the tv, and these grown men hugged their stuffies, and played MLP like it was life or death.

I dont get it, i find it terribly odd.
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« Reply #348 on: April 06, 2019, 09:47:44 PM »
I actually bumped into one of the writers at a children’s book conference and we had a great conversation about Alfred Bester and other classic sci-fi.

Alfred Bester was one of the brilliant authors of that era.  The Demolished Man won the first Hugo and Tiger, Tiger was decades ahead of his time.  I love the literary SF of the 1940s-60s; most of my science fiction library dates from this epoch.  And the tragedy of cinematic and television SF is that it seldom even attains the intellectual quality of 1940s SF, with some notable exceptions.

Who else did you talk about, if I might ask? 

Other genius writers of that era who deserve more attention in my opinion include Brian Aldiss, Cyril M. Kornbluth, Cordwainer Smith, and James Blish, to name a few (there is also a British author whose name escapes me frustratingly...)   I love the literary criticism of Gardner Dozois on SF writing from this period; he did a particularly good job collecting brilliant stories and encouraging readers to dive deeper into these worlds of imagination.

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« Reply #349 on: April 06, 2019, 10:46:13 PM »
I was at a hobby shop when a bunch of grown men had a tournament playing MLP.
They had the owner turn on MLP on the tv, and these grown men hugged their stuffies, and played MLP like it was life or death.

I dont get it, i find it terribly odd.
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Yeah, fandoms in general tend to attract the most, shall we say, "interactionally challenged" members of society (not exempting myself at all).
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« Reply #350 on: April 09, 2019, 12:38:40 PM »
I actually bumped into one of the writers at a children’s book conference and we had a great conversation about Alfred Bester and other classic sci-fi.

Alfred Bester was one of the brilliant authors of that era.  The Demolished Man won the first Hugo and Tiger, Tiger was decades ahead of his time.  I love the literary SF of the 1940s-60s; most of my science fiction library dates from this epoch.  And the tragedy of cinematic and television SF is that it seldom even attains the intellectual quality of 1940s SF, with some notable exceptions.

Who else did you talk about, if I might ask? 

We might have talked about AE Van Vogt too, though I honestly don't remember. We just happened to be eating  breakfast at the same table.
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