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The Spam Thread!
RAMChYLD Wrote:So it has to end this way...

Moneyman/Stanman/whatever-man wins.

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Okay then. I'll prepare a withdraw manoeuvre.

If I could change the past, I would do it on a dime.

Again...adding villains to a show like MLPFIM isn't such a big deal.

If you were just to start watching shows with villains, you will find that they aren't as bad as you think they are. So what if Discord comes back? Just remember that things will always go right with the Mane 6 and the Elements of Harmony.

You also have to remember that shows that have these kinds of fanbases like to place shout-outs to the community, such as with that episode with Derpy Hooves. So, Hasbro is just shouting out to the fan base, that's all. It's what makes the show enjoyable to me and other bronies.

Bronies aren't bad. I'm a brony, and Im a fairly normal, tolerant person. I don't get upset if something happens to Fluttershy, or if something happens in the storyline that shatters something else in a fan fiction. Granted, there are creepy types within the fandom, but every fandom has those kinds of people unfortunately. I just tend to ignore those aspects of the brony fanbase, and focus on the parts that I want to see. And if I do accidentally see creepy parts of the brony fanbase, I have brain bleach on hand for that.
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No, Bronies are low-life. I've perceived them as such since my run-in at TVTropes. Taste for shallow humor, no desire to learn, enjoys violence, siding the bad-guys and humiliating people who're not like them.

I used to consider myself a brony. Never again since the run-in. I distance myself from those lowlifes now.
As for the villain thing, again, it's because the show was chosen as Arthur surrogate. I don't mind villains in some shows, but not in Arthur Surrogates.

I'm preparing the document for withdrawal now. I can live without an Arthur surrogate. It's just that leaving Madeline again will pain me, but then I'm already hurt from seeing what Stanman has done to Bijou anyway.

My abandonment of the series has one other far-reaching consequence afaik, but I'm not discussing it here.
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RAMChYLD Wrote:No, Bronies are low-life. I've perceived them as such since my run-in at TVTropes. Taste for shallow humor, no desire to learn, enjoys violence, siding the bad-guys and humiliating people who're not like them.

I used to consider myself a brony. Never again since the run-in. I distance myself from those lowlifes now.
As for the villain thing, again, it's because the show was chosen as Arthur surrogate. I don't mind villains in some shows, but not in Arthur Surrogates.

I'm preparing the document for withdrawal now. I can live without an Arthur surrogate. It's just that leaving Madeline again will pain me, but then I'm already hurt from seeing what Stanman has done to Bijou anyway.

My abandonment of the series has one other far-reaching consequence afaik, but I'm not discussing it here.

Not every single brony out there is a low-life. By just saying "bronies are low-life", you are essentially saying I am a low-life. That is not true.

Saying every brony is a low-life is very low. And I am offended slightly because I consider myself a brony. If you were to go to EqD and look around, you see that most of the stuff there comes from talented individuals who aren't low-lifes and have a sense of humor. Bronies have brought an extremely diverse fandom that contains a lot of things from humor to sadness to (ahem) violence. But not every single brony has "Taste for shallow humor, no desire to learn, enjoys violence, siding the bad-guys and humiliating people who're not like them".

Have I humiliated anyone for not being a brony, or simply not liking MLPFIM? No. I would never bully anyone that doesn't like MLPFIM, or is not a brony. If you abandon MLPFIM like you say you will, I won't have a problem with it. I won't tease you or anything. But I do question the reasons why because they are mainly small ones that one can easily ignore, or reasons that shouldn't cause such an adverse reaction.

Do I have a taste for shallow humor? That is tough to answer because everyone has a different perception of humor and what is humorous to them. What someone considers shallow is downright LOL funny to others.

Do I have a desire to learn? Yes, I do. I am trying to finish going to school and getting my degree. That probably doesn't correctly answer your question, but I am capable of learning, thank you.

Do I side with the bad guys? Well.....I don't know what you mean by "siding the bad-guys". I can only assume they "side" with that Stanman creature, but, what if those guys at TVTropes never knew Stanman? There is a chance that Stanman may work at TVTropes now, but it's extremely hard to tell. Just because someone reverts an edit you made on TVTropes doesn't mean 100% they side with Stanman. Stanman may not even be at TVTropes to begin with.

Do I enjoy violence? Im not sure what you are getting at here...Violence in real life is not fun, but what is wrong about cartoon violence, like what was seen in the MLPFIM S2 finale? Cartoon violence has been around since the golden age of cartoons, and nothing is wrong with bloodless cartoon violence in MLPFIM. As for the fandom....just ignore "Cupcakes" and "SHED.MOV". If one doesn't like those types of fan created MLPFIM stuff, it's relatively easy to ignore. Thumbnails do come up from time to time on YouTube unfortunately, but have a good amount of brain bleach on hand and you can easily forget these.

Im going to say again....there are creepy fans of MLPFIM out there, just like the Star Trek fandom...just like the Dr. Who fandom....just like any other fandom that develops around a TV show. It always happens. You have to learn to get along with these aspects of any fanbase and stop blowing simple things like Discord out of proportion.
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Look, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. Put yourself in my shoes. We don't have PBS, unlike you. I will probably not get to see Arthur ever again because the local government are idiots who support Palestine and apparently wants to ban import of Jew-made products now (which not only means sealing off of Arthur, but also probably means I'll lose BabyFirst TV as well). Hasbro is probably ignoring me because I cannot legally get the show, cannot get The Hub, cannot get Boomerang, and my group of protesters is small compared to those "Bronies". You need to understand what kind of pains I'm going through now.

Ok, enough of this. Let's put this behind us. I'm sorry I was such an ass, but I needed to vent or I feel that I will die.

Let us not speak of this ever again. Or ponies. Ponies are now my new berserk button.

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Edit: Just posted to the Arena that I'm going on an extended leave. So they won't think what happened to Agent happened to me.
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Because I really should be sleeping by now, have some Lorax gifs:
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Yeah, going to bed for real now.
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Evalana Wrote:Because I really should be sleeping by now, have some Lorax gifs:
[Image: lorax_oncelermoney.gif]

[Image: lorax_oncelerproblem.gif]

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Yeah, going to bed for real now.

Thanks for those. Smile

I need to see the Lorax eventually.
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This post is going to get slightly technical, but I will try to keep it readable. This should also go in the computers forum, but it's the Spam Thread. Tongue

Lately, I decided to look at the settings for how Mac OSX handles font smoothing. I learned that before OSX v10.6, there were several options for smoothing fonts, like "Standard - Best for CRT", Light, Medium (default for LCDs), and Dark. But in 10.6, those options were removed for a simple "Use LCD Font Smoothing When Available".

One main reason why I wanted to see if there were any additional settings for Mac OSX font smoothing was this post from Grapes...

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I noticed the font rendering on her Mac looked slightly different...lighter, so to speak. I then got around to searching about OSX Font smoothing and the various options that are available. Even though OSX 10.6 and higher removed the UI for changing the font smoothing to, say, light, I found that you can execute a terminal command for changing the settings more thoroughly than the prefs pane that comes with OSX 10.6+.

I also later found some sort of tool called "TinkerTool" that allows font smoothing to be changed the way it was pre v10.6, as well as a myriad of other user-specific settings for programs like iTunes, Safari, QuickTime, etc. That is how I decided to test out the "light" font smoothing options.

Below are two screenshots, one with my normal font smoothing (Medium, the default), and the other with "Light". Compare the two, and you will notice an oddity I found with it....

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"Medium - Best for LCD" (default)

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"Light"

Look at the bolded text under the weather map in the second picture. This is with "Light" font smoothing enabled and for some reason, it makes bold text look much bolder than it should be. The boldness of the fonts looks more balanced when set on "Medium".

Light font rendering actually looks nicer somewhat than the defaults on Lilly's HP monitor, but Im not sure why it makes the bold text look over bold.

As for TinkerTool...it's nothing special. It's just a frontend for terminal commands you can execute to, say, turn the 3D Dock into a 2D one, have QuickTime X automatically play movies when loaded, and whatnot. I only used TinkerTool to access the GUI for font smoothing, and didn't use it to change anything else. I still had it revert the settings to a pre TinkerTool state before I removed it though just to be entirely safe.

EDIT: Replaced images with higher quality ones...the font rendering differences should be more clearer now.
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cpd2009 Wrote:I need to see the Lorax eventually.
Yes, you do! You can't come out of that movie not in love with The Once-ler, just warning you.
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That argument... Confusedhock:

You're both wrong and right. There are nice people and there are horrible people who are fans of everything. I agree with David that bronies are very entitled, and it goes without saying that not all bronies are very entitled. (Humans are wasteful, and it goes without saying that not all humans are wasteful. Unless you are truly discriminated against, there is no need to say, "I'm <something> and we're not all like that!") Most bronies are a bunch of grown males who have never been interested in a show "for girls" before; and for a number, this means their insecurities can show in some dang ugly ways. On the other hand, I think any storyboarders with a large unexpected number of fans would do things to show their love to said fans. Besides which, the creator of the series wanted it to be an adventure series in the first place. An adventure series means villains. Returning villains were part of the plan from the start. That said, David, even with an aversion to villains, nothing is preventing you from watching the slice of life episodes. I am sorry you feel slighted and that you have an aversion to all villains, truly. I've repeatedly suggested looking at villains made for kids from a comedic angle, although I can respect if you cannot. Just... respect others, too, please. I was scared to be active in this community at first because, ah, you hated Sour Grapes and it seemed personal. I am a stage actress typecast as such villains and I personally want to come across silly and sympathetic, not terrifying.

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cpd2009 Wrote:I need to see the Lorax eventually.
Yes, you do! You can't come out of that movie not in love with The Once-ler, just warning you.
I feel like I'm the only person who came out of the movie in love with the Lorax instead. (Then again, Rhea Perlman : Danny DeVito :: Myself : My Husband!)

Speaking of villains, I found O'Hare pointless and just a way to put in more action scenes. This is one of those stories where the villain (the Once-ler) is an anti-villain by default, because he represents people. I like that the Once-ler is human in the new movie, by the way, for exactly that reason. There sure are a lot of fans ignoring the environmental message in favor of "THE ONCE-LER IS CUTE!!!!", though. :roll:
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Stella Grapes Wrote:That argument... Confusedhock:
Sorry. I was only trying to cheer David up, and never intended to start an argument.

Stella Grapes Wrote:Unless you are truly discriminated against, there is no need to say, "I'm <something> and we're not all like that!"

Well, I hate it when someone just says "Bronies are low-life" out of grief/anger/whatever without taking time to think about it. I shouldn't have took offense at that comment, how little it was, since David was just feeling depressed, but I still hate it when someone calls a group a name without researching said group, hence why I stated I'm a brony and I am not like the others. I felt I had to say it.

Yeah, there are bronies who are very entitled and those who aren't. I'm the latter. Smile I understand that. I just wish David would understand that.
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