IndividualityI'm not weird. I'm just myself.Individuality14 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Bloom and Gloom - ReviewBloom and Gloom - Review14 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
As usual with these reviews, it will contain spoilers. Those of you who have not watched the episode and wish to avoid such spoilers, do not read this.
The premise of this episode is that Apple Bloom, after growing increasingly anxious at not having her cutie mark, feel a great deal of pressure, which threatens to turn the special day into a nightmare.
I just want to start this review off by commenting that this is the first time in a long time that the Crusaders' goal of finding their cutie marks has been given any real focus. Throughout the whole of last season, whenever these three had an episode devoted to them, it was always to showcase some other aspect of their characters. Sweetie Belle feeling jealous of her sister, Scootaloo getting upset at her lack of flying abilities and Apple Bloom wanting to prove that she could do things on her own. Now, let me go on record that I have no issue with this. In fact, the Crusaders' episodes were, to me at least, one of the highlights of the
Dishonest motives: when believers want to fix youCaptain Cassidy has been writing a series on Excommunications about compromise. The entire thing is splendid, and I highly recommend it (or any of her other posts, for that matter). In a recent post, she defined compromise as “coming to an awareness of what our real goals are and then finding different ways of reaching those goals if necessary so we can have peaceful relationships with others.” This is an excellent definition, and it exposes one of the greatest challenges to meaningful compromise: people must be honest about their goals and motives.Dishonest motives: when believers want to fix you11 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
I have a lot of experience with believers attempting to convert me back to their religion and sexual/gender ethics. Here’s the thing: people who think that they are going to lead you on a long, twisted, and heroic journey to redemption are some of the most dishonest people about their motives. It gets easier to spot once you’re savvy to the game, but if you’re still in the disorienting realm betwee
Ferelden Society and Politics: A GuideAll folk belong to a social class, and each class has its own rights and responsibilities. However, in Ferelden, unlike nearly all other countries in Thedas, members of the nobility are not considered to be intrinsically better or afforded more rights than any other class; they just have different ones. It is true that nobles are generally treated with deference, but this is often due more to the (correct) assumption of martial ability than social status. Nobles from other lands frequently find Ferelden commoners to be phenomenally insolent in comparison to the fawning treatment that they are used to.Ferelden Society and Politics: A Guide16 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Ferelden Nobility tend to dress more practically then their foreign counterparts, that does not always mean they have a sense of restraint however. Really guys? Really?
The primary purpose of the nobility of Ferelden is to fight for their people against all threats— human, darkspawn, or otherwise. While nearly all Fe
Game Review: Prey the StarsThis hilariously madcap little game(known as Gabu Gabu Planet in Japan) is similar to the various Katamari series games, with one key difference-instead of rolling up everything in sight, you're devouring everything in sight!Game Review: Prey the Stars6 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In this game, you play as one of 4 giant alien monsters(although never referred to as such, they look kind of like dogs), each with different eating abilities:Gabu who's well-rounded, Bari who specializes in biting, Pero who specializes in licking, and Chuchu who specializes in sucking.
Players select one of them and battle the other three in various levels, such as a city, a carnival, a shopping mall, undersea, and many more. The object is to try get the highest score by eating more than the other monsters, and battling them when your paths cross.You'll only be able to eat small items initially, but by eating enough of the power-up items found in each level, you'll gain the ability to eat bigger items. Eating three objects with the same attributes(water, fire, el
ReminderHey, always remember to have that "Hope" antidote in your pocket! You never know when you'll need it...Reminder8 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Dimetrodon Hunting HabitsDimetrodon: not an edaphosaurid-maiming supermurderer.Dimetrodon Hunting Habits13 hours ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Those who take pride in relatively sufficient palaeontological knowledge would bestow themselves with the award of 'I-know-Dimetrodon -was-not-actually-a-dinosaur', and a particular population would ascertain the more prized trophy of 'I-know-Dimetrodon -was-not-a-mammal-like-reptile-because-mammal-like-reptiles-don't-exist'. At the top is a relatively non-existent one: 'I-know-Dimetrodon-ate-fish-particularly-sharks'.
The Permian Red Beds demonstrate a spectacular array of Early Permian fauna before Everett C. Olson's Extinction (not to be confused with The Great Dying) in the Guadalupian epoch. Among this fauna that was tragically lost to be replaced by the more adaptable therapsids: among these were the synapsid pelycosaurians, characterised by the lack of epidermal scales. Our subject today is the sphenacodontid Dimetrodon.
Dimetrodon's prowess is oft exaggerated, interpreted as a dispatc
`Schrodinger: A Pillar of Internet Communism`Communism appears to have a very serious and long standing problem despite having a very basic definition, -`A society without classes and states organised by Communes (hence the name Communism)`- and having adherents all over the world ensuring even the basics are translated into most languages, time and again most people including its alleged adherents don't seem to grasp what it actually is, leading to all sorts of strange conclusions and antics.`Schrodinger: A Pillar of Internet Communism`18 hours ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This is nothing new or unique mind, quite a few people describe themselves as Capitalist despite not owning any actual Capital.
But oddly enough the internet age which has made access to information much easier and quicker has made this strange phenomenon even worse. For example let's take a look at the comments for this deviation it appears to have stimulated quite a heated debate amongst some so called Comrades. One in particular stood out and no its not the b
the truth when I started DAGuys when I started DA I thought the pictures that people posted came from the internet so then I went to the internet and got some pictures then uploaded it to DA . next day I went on DA and someone commented on one of my post and it said "your an art stealer" and I said "how am I an art stealer" then the person said "you stole my picture" at first I was confused and later I found out your not supposed to post a drawing from someone without permission. After that my life was a misery. No one payed attention to me,or even cared. So then I started watching others to see if anyone watched back. Someone did. I was so happy I got 40 watchers and then I started drawing and posting my drawings. By luck a lot of people started watching me. After that day I never took drawings again.the truth when I started DA12 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Please do not get angry or freak out I told you this because a good friend made me say the truth
Now you know my story
Thank you all for being a good friend ... you all gave me
D is for Dawn"Hey, who are you?"D is for Dawn12 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
"A stranger. Shoo, shoo. Leave."
"Oh, not for long!
Some nice books you have there.
"I said I didn't want you here."
"Here, as in where I am now.
So I should move closer to you
so I'm not 'here', right?"
"Nettle! Let's go fly a kite~
We're going on a trip in our favorite
rocket ship, SOARING THROUGH THE-"
Blue Optics - Chapter 11Chapter ElevenBlue Optics - Chapter 1120 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Nitro, could you get wood for a fire?” Nix asked. The mech seemed for a moment about to protest or to be stubborn about it, however he simply grumbled and got to his feet.
“Nothing from any of the living trees!” Nix told him which quickly, earned her another round of grumbling, but she didn’t care at that point. Instead she turned back to the Decepticon and felt her heart leap in her chest as she realized his dim red optics were watching her. He was awake. Nix whipped out her blade and pointed it at his throat, however he didn’t make any move to attack her. He simply watched her, he didn’t try to move and Nix suddenly felt rude and stupid, and she shook her head.
This was a Decepticon, evil. But all the same she could tell he was in agony and instinctively she felt as if she had to do something. She couldn’t interrogate him as he was, knowing what kind of pain he was going through. She began to scrape a pi
The Fourth Wall ChallengeSo me and my best friend, Kallesta, have decided to give ourselves a special writing challenge. I'm calling it the "Fourth Wall Challenge" - I have no idea what her name for it is.The Fourth Wall Challenge12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
These are the requirements:
- Must be a story; so beginning, middle, end
- You must obliterate the fourth wall
- Can be as sane or over-the-top crazy as you like
- If it is a fanfiction, it is not required but crossovers are recommended
- Have some fun with it
Sonic Legends - Gerald RobotnikName: Gerald RobotnikSonic Legends - Gerald Robotnik10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Weight: 190 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Skin Color: Caucasian
Additional Appearance Aspects: Very large mustache
Background: Grandfather to Ivo Robotnik, much of Gerald's life is unknown, besides the fact that he became one of the greatest scientific minds in his time. He eventually had a granddaughter named Maria, who developed a a fatal disease (who would develop a fatal disease when born). Gerald then brought himself and Maria to the ARK in order to transfer her disease. He then created Shadow the Hedgehog using a shard from the Green Chaos Emerald, as well as the "failed" experiment Mephiles the Dark using a shard from the Red Chaos Emerald. Eventually, G.U.N learned of what Shadow was, and stormed the ARK, killing Maria. He was then arrested by G.U.N, and eventually released. Seeking revenge for the death of his granddaughter, he programmed the ARK to crash into the Earth once all seven Chaos Emeralds were placed inside the main console. He then
Say Good bye forever alreadyNothing last forever.Say Good bye forever already14 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Game Review: Moshi Monsters Moshling ZooThis is a very, very nifty little game based off of the ever-popular Moshi Monsters website. (I myself don't have an account on this particular site, but this game is still fun even without an account or any prior knowledge of the Moshi Monsters.)Game Review: Moshi Monsters Moshling Zoo6 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In this game, you work as the caretaker at a zoo for Moshlings, which are the Moshi Monsters' pets.(One could say that Moshlings are to Moshi Monsters as Petpets are to Neopets.) The main object of the game is to travel to different locations and collect various Moshlings for the zoo. Found in each area are various objects that can be used to attract certain Moshlings, but it isn't always apparent how to do so. Hints are given by your associate, Colonel Catcher, as well as in the Monsteropedia; there's also a store in Monstro City that sells hints, which can be handy in particularly tricky situations. While some Moshlings are available from the beginning, others become available after the zoo reaches certain levels.
The Moshling species fit i
A liar And A FoolThose who promise are liars, because there is no guarantee that they can keep it.A liar And A Fool16 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Those who love are fools, for they do foolish things.
But it is alright, because those who do such things do so for a reason.
It means they care...
I too, am a liar and a fool.
NumbersI am a series of numbers.Numbers17 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
A GPA, my weight, height, age. Everything about me can be described in numbers, amounts, or on a scale. Even my disability, autism, is on a spectrum or scale.
4.0, 108, 4’11”, 18, the list goes on and on.
But as I look even further into my life, and my own personal worth and status become numbers too. How much am I worth to someone? A lot, a little, this much or not at all.
Put those concepts on a scale and you can attach numerical values.
Even time, which doesn’t even exist really except as a vague concept designed to keep us from going insane, is based in numbers.
Numbers we designed.
But what are numbers, except another concept we use to make sense of the world? 1 of those, 5 of that, 3 of this. This many, that much. Scales of 1-10.
The number meant to represent nothing. The lack of something. An empty space waiting to be filled.
We are the numbers that fill the empty spaces the zeros leave. We can be explained with math, and yet we
Mini-review: Bloom and GloomThis was another great episode. We find out Babs got her cutie mark and it seems she is meant to be a barber. Sounds good. Then we have Apple Bloom have nightmares about what could happen AFTER she gets HER mark. First is one where she does not like it, second is if Scoots and Sweetie hated her for it, and third was her family kicking her out because it wasn't an apple, and we got ALOT of getting to hear Big Mac talk! I love the use of Luna in this episode, and a great conclusion to the Luna and the CMC trilogy. Also, the thing about the cutie mark not changing who she is, is good.Mini-review: Bloom and Gloom17 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Only bad thing I can say is that the scene of Sweetie singing on stage we saw in season trailers, was in this episode. Meaning she may not be getting her mark this season. Hope she does though.
I give it an A+.
2 DominantsIn any species or subspecies that have reached parallel success of evolution, there are always two main dominant parallel types. Gracile and Robust. In examples, horse and donkey, chimpanzee and gorilla, wolf and dog. In humans types, in regions, Japanese and Koreans, Sub saharan Africans and desert Africans, Arabs and Jews, Indic and gypsy. Europid and Russians. Indic and Europid.2 Dominants20 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
The gracile and robust are equally successfull and competitors in silent war, despite living and adopting totally different unique way of life. Gracile types are more receptive and understandable by alien higher species.
Game Review: Squishy TankSquish!Game Review: Squishy Tank6 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Squishy Tank is a nifty little puzzle game starring many of these bizzarely cute little tanks who need extra protection because they're, well...squishy! Players help the Squishy Tanks by breaking up different colored blocks, with certain amounts of each color needed to finish each level. There are also various special items(such as the tornado pictured below) that aid gameplay in such ways as increasing time, getting rid of a bunch of blocks at a time et al. The game modes include Time Attack mode, Survival mode, Quest mode, and Story mode, the latter of which follows the Squishy Tanks through various humorous escapades. Also included are various unlockables, such as 3 different mini-games(one of which being a humorous nod to the legendary Space Invaders) and costumes to dress the Squishy Tanks in(the descriptions of some of which being humorous allusions to Bob the Builder, DragonBall Z, Ghostbusters et al.).
Pros:-A fun, amusing, hard-to-put-down game(You may ask me how I kno
Slamming MyselfNo one cares about me, that’s why I’m aloneSlamming Myself6 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
I’m an asshole, my family hates me
They just don’t say
Everyone hates me, they just hide it
They think I don’t know, but I see it in their eyes
They’re judging me
Waiting for me to slip up
And they laugh
Oh do they laugh
…. They don’t laugh with me. I act like they do, but they don’t. They laugh AT me. They laugh at how different I am. They laugh at how much of a wuss I am. They laugh at how mentally damaged I am.
It’s so obvious and yet no one cares. I am a mentally damaged individual, yet no one gives a shit. That’s why I’m destined to be alone. Because no one cares.
No one cares, no one cares, no one cares, no one cares, you’ll be alone the rest of your life.
Why don’t you end it already? It’s going to be pointless, anyway. Everyone else has someone that loves them, so why not me?
Because they can’t. I’m too unapproachable. I
Given UpPain is the only real thing that I feel now. There is no love, no kindness, no amount of warmth flowing through my body.Given Up7 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
I feel so lost and alone like no one will ever be able to help me.
I feel like i'm being pushed to the edge and I won't be able to make it out of this alive anymore.
I'm trembling with fear, but what is it that i'm so scared of?
I was never accepted by anyone no matter what I did or said.
Sometimes I wonder how I even lasted this long without killing myself...
I know it's because I was too scared to do so, but I always had something worse happen every day, and if not, every week, so why is it that I have stayed for so long?
I want to cry, I want to scream, I want to cut my veins and watch every last bit of blood leek out my fragile body before I finally fall to the ground and accept my death.
I've never been seen as anything more than the trash that I am.
Here in my day and society, i'm so used to the constant abuse that everyone bestows upon me that I can refrain fr
Game Review: Rhythm HeavenThey got rhythm, they got music. Who could ask for anything more?Game Review: Rhythm Heaven6 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Rhythm Heaven(or Rhythm Tengoku Gold, as it's known in Japan) is a music/rhythm based game made by the creators of the acclaimed Wario Ware series. The game is made up of a series of(rather bizarre, as is par for the course for the makers of Wario Ware) rhythm-based mini-games, such as Glee Club in which you play one of a trio of singers, Fillbots in which you work at a factory fueling up robots, the Space Invaders-esque Shoot-'Em-Up in which you have to blast incoming alien invaders, Love Lizards in which you play Cupid to a lizard couple, Moai Doo-Wop in which you play one of a pair of Moai(a fancy name for Easter Island heads) singing a very 50s-esque doo-wop song, and Fan Club in which you play one of a pop singer's entourage of monkeys.(One can't help but wonder...why monkeys? But, then again, why not monkeys?)
New games are unlocked by achieving "OK"(good) or "Superb"(high) scores in games; medals are won wh