Bronies go nuts, and Nintendo Sucks?Equestria Girls
The trailer to "Equestria Girls" (the humanized MLP spinoff film) finally was released today. Aaaannnd everyone's freaking out. Again.
You know, it actually looks pretty decent. Bronies... please understand: I know you're a major unexpected demographic for the show. I know you enjoy seeing shout-out's become canon within the show, and appreciate how the creators do little things here and there for you. But... the show isn't made for you. This is not Cartoon Network and the target demographic isn't 25 year olds in college. You're a nice addition to the target demographic of little girls, but you are not the driving force behind MLP.
I don't want this to sound mean, but it needs to be said. This is where it becomes very important to understand the fine line between being a fan of the show and thinking that because you've invested so much energy into the show that you're entitled to things.
I'm sure the movie won't be as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It honest
Is the Console War Over Before It Began?At the risk of perpetuating the stereotype of being a blatant Nintendo fanboy, I have to say that out of the 3 console systems coming out, it's only Nintendo's which actually seems to have a sort of purpose to it. Let me try to explain..Is the Console War Over Before It Began? in Personal More Like This
The latest details for the Xbox One show that pretty much every aspect of gaming culture that we hate has been incorporated into it. Needing to check in every 24 hours to make sure you've legally bought a game? Check. Not able to bring games over to a friend's house unless your friend ALSO buys the game? Check. Forcing game stores to sign an agreement to pay Microsoft a large percentage of the used sale fee? Check. More motion controls? Check. Inability to let independent-developers make games on their system? Check. Not backwards compatible? Check. Stronger emphasis on watching TV and movies than playing games? Check. Seriously, this is like a check list of all the worse possible things to include in a gaming console.
By that account, the PS4 is doing
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed. in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
KorrasamiSo last night the season finale of Korra premiered. WARNING, this entire journal will be spoiling one specific thing from the ending which, if you can’t guess by the title of the journal and everyone tweeting and trending about it, has something to do with Korra and Asami’s relationship.Korrasami in Personal More Like This
Now then, the big surprise was that the final moments of the episode involve Korra and Asami just chilling after a party and telling how much they mean to each other. After a consoling hug and some reassuring words, Korra suggests they take a vacation together. Just the two of them, no one else, wherever Asami wants to go. Asami suggests the spirit world. And so the episode ends with the two holding hands looking into each-other’s eyes as they pass into the spirit world.
I gotta say... I am impressed. I genuinely didn’t think that Nickelodeon would allow the Korrasami ship to get that far. Even though the show doesn’t explicitly come right out and SAY th
The Comic Is a LieDo I really need to do this? Do I really have to write a journal explaining that my SYAC comics are mostly made up? Really, internet, is this a thing now?The Comic Is a Lie in Personal More Like This
So yeah... just so we're all perfectly clear on things... the majority of my comics are made up. While they might have an element of truth or be based on a real event, it's all still rearranged, altered, or just plain fabricated to make a joke.
Here's a good rule of thumb: If I don't expressly say it's based on a real thing in my description, you should just assume that it's made up and fake. And even if I do say it's based on a real thing, chances are it's been altered and re-arranged to make the joke work. So really, you should just assume that everything that happens in SYAC is entirely fictional. I know having an "avatar" that in some respects represents me and my opinions can cloud things but still, just assume that everything is made up. Any references to haters, any frustrations a character is going through,
Nintendo STEALS Money!Since this has been going around lately, I should probably give my two cents. Basically what it amounts to is that Nintendo has filed Content ID info of their games with YouTube. What this means is that if you upload gameplay video of a Nintendo game, YouTube will automatically monetize that video, put ads on it, a link to where to buy the game, and take the money generated from that video and give it directly to Nintendo. People who do "let's play" videos are, naturally, pissed off because they want to be earning money off their videos, so they're calling Nintendo "thieves" for doing this.Nintendo STEALS Money! in Personal More Like This
I can see both sides to the story. I can see Nintendo as a corporation wanting to exercise control over their properties. On the other hand, "let's play" videos can often help new gamers find games they otherwise wouldn't have tried.
But here's the thing: Nintendo isn't the first company do this. Both Microsoft and Ubisoft do it already. YouTube has also had a long history of having music videos and
New Korra Trailer Released**Contains Legend of Korra Season 1 Spoilers**New Korra Trailer Released in Personal More Like This
And honestly, I'm not feeling it. Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) has been doing a series where he's been vlogging his experience watching the original Avatar series for the first time (Take a look they're actually really good go watch them! http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials ). He's a new fan to the series and his enthusiasm and critique of the original series has only helped to intensify my loathing and hatred of The Legend of Korra's disastrous season finally.
The more I remember how amazing and awesome the original Avatar series is, the less I am interested in picking up the pieces and following these unlikable characters through another series of exploits, especially after haphazardly killing off the main villain in such a clumsy and awkward way. Not only that, but there's no growth to the main character at all. There's no journey of her learning how to be an Air Bender the way there was
Frozen Review (no spoilers)Saw Frozen finally. Gotta say, it was much better than I thought it was going to be.Frozen Review (no spoilers) in Personal More Like This
Like many of you, I was privy to the ongoing “takedown” of this latest Disney cartoon through various forums and blogs online. And this is a spectacular reason why you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. So much of the pre-release hatred was focused on trivial things (some of which had been changed without the community knowing for a long time) and on pointing out minor technical errors that I kinda feel like people were WANTING to hate this movie from the start. (And full disclosure here: I even participated in some of that pre-release hate.)
To be honest, after I saw it I felt kinda “meh” about it. But the more I’ve let it sink in and the more I’ve thought about it after the fact, the more I began to appreciate it (Which is always good). It’s better to have a movie start off meh and become a favorite over time than one which y
Controversial OpinionsYou know, sometimes having opinions can make you feel like no one else shares your views, especially if your views aren't being widely vocalized around you. Case in point: It's just been announced that J.J.Abrams will be directing Star Wars 7, and the internet is raging with butthurt about how shitty Abrams is, making over abundant lens flare jokes, and bemoaning the reboot of Star Trek in the process.Controversial Opinions in Personal More Like This
Thing is... I like J.J.Abrams. I liked LOST (despite it's shitty/rushed ending). I liked Super 8. I liked Cloverfield. I even enjoyed the recent Star Trek reboot and am looking forward to the sequel. I never had a problem with lens flares or noticed them being over used. And I think overall Abrams has made a fairly consistent batch of quality movies, which is a amazing considering how many directors flip flop between great and shitty.
But I can't often come right out and say that sort of thing because when I do I get attacked for having an opinion that runs counter to the vast majority o
Sexy VS SexistIt seems that the gaming world is finally waking up to the fact that women DO actually play video games. They (the gaming industry) are not being mature about it, but the fact that a female perspective and voice is being heard more and more is a very good thing in my books.Sexy VS Sexist in Personal More Like This
The latest controversy to break out in the video game world has been over niche gaming studio Vanillaware's recent title "Dragon's Crown," and the absurdly sexualized female character of "The Sorceress" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQKCgal1vdw
Some people are, naturally, offended that such a ludicrous character design with no sense of reality or function even exists, while the other side keeps saying "why are we even talking about this?" Both sides are being vocal, but they also seem to be talking past one another. One side seems to want to rid gaming entirely of sexy character designs, while the other seems to think this is some sort of "feminist agenda" and are being sexist in response because they fear having a
DashCon - How not to do a conventionIt seems like every week there’s a new convention going on, and this was no different. DashCon (purportedly the largest gathering of tumblr uses to date), was happening this weekend and... well... it fell apart in many gloriously horrible ways.DashCon - How not to do a convention in Personal More Like This
First there were accusations of scamming, as the convention owners crowd-sourced $17,000 to secure the venue (which should’ve been done MONTHS in advance). All attempts to contact the hotel have resulted in the hotel saying there was no need to raise that money and that they never received any of it.
Then there were the cancelations. The Welcome to Nightvale people were flown in, but then told they weren’t going to be paid till AFTER they performed for everyone (which is already suspicious) and also told they weren’t getting reimberesed for the hotel, flight, food, etc. So sadly WTNV had to cancel at the last minute, resulting in the convention owners refunding patrons with “an extra hour in the ball pit.” The
Did You Know?There's this blog on Tumblr http://knowyouravatarfacts.tumblr.com/ that posts all kinds of things that you may or may not know about the legend of Korra and avatar the last airbender. It's really interesting becomes I thought I knew everything that there was to know about avatar and Korra. But I didn't. There is a whole lot I did not know.Did You Know? in Personal More Like This
Did You Know? John Dimaggio, the voice actor of Bender from Futurama and Jake on Adventure Time, voices the actor of Toph and Iroh in the episode "the ember island players".
And that Dante Basco (the voice Zuko), older brother voiced the actor of Zuko in that episode also?
Did You Know? The pink roses that Bolin was going to give to Korra resemble trust, happiness, and confidence?
Did You Know? As far as we know, none of the previous avatar have had siblings.
But there are things that i was shocked that they got away with on a kids shows. Like sex for one!
Did You Know? It is implied that Mai and Zuko had sex in the episode "Ni
Avatar soundtrack... at the olympics?? O_oEnjoy the randomnessAvatar soundtrack... at the olympics?? O_o in Personal More Like This
(BTW, brian knows about this )
Do you know the rules of Pro-bending?I honestly think they should convert Pro-bending into some sort of fandom game, board or video game. That would be beyond epic. Here is an extensive and detailed page on the Pro-bending game. Lore sweet lore.Do you know the rules of Pro-bending? in Personal More Like This
Azula's take on "Call Me Maybe"I would like you guys to have something fun right now. Enjoy. http://www.vocaltwit.com/4506Azula's take on "Call Me Maybe" in Personal More Like This
And also, contest. http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/gallery/39398004
And so it continues...Because I figured that since I ranted about the main eight, why stop there! How about we highlight some of the other fabulous Hetalia characters!And so it continues... in Personal More Like This
This is another character I think people really fail to understand. Actually I think a lot of people kind of view Canada the way they view Russia in that they see him as this wounded soul that needs the reader to help him find his identity and "change him" or something of the like. I don't think this is the case. I think Canada struggles for sure and is lonely but I don't think he's having an identity crisis within himself or is depressed beyond repair or something. I feel like people think Canada only acts the way he does because he's lonely or left out or something but I think it's just how he is and what's wrong with that? What's wrong with being quiet and more soft-spoken? It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with him. I think it's his personality by nature. Perhaps it's accentuated because of his lack of atte
It's Not a JokeRape is not a jokeIt's Not a Joke in Personal More Like This
Molestation is not a joke
Bipolar disorder is not a joke
Miscarriage is not a joke
Autism is not a joke
It really makes me sick when people act like these things are just some silly thing to toy around with a joke about. "Wow you look great today! *RAPES*". Yeah some people actually went through that? You want to ask them how funny they find it? "lol I think that girl got molested or something and that's why she acts weird." Is that really something to laugh about? "Haha she's like soooo bipolar." "Yeah I dumped her because she was way bipolar." Do you even know what the fuck bipolar disorder is? Or do you just THINK you know what it is because you listen to petty chatter and stupid media? "Guess that means they shouldn't be parents lol" I know a woman who lost triplets at five months. How about asking her if she thought it was a special little sign or if it was funny. "He must be some retard. He acts like someone with Autism hahaha." Do you know the first thi
So Here's The DealI've removed all my lemons from dA since today I was notified that six of my lemons had been unceremoniously ripped from the website on the account of being "inappropriate" even though there are images on this website that are practically porn. You can take a picture of your vagina and post it on here but god forbid you post any literature depicting love between two people. Just another lovely example of hypocrisy and the backwards mindset of some random douchebags. Anyway I can no longer post lemons on this site for fear of being kicked off. I suppose I'll have to find a new place to post. Also, two of the stories that were removed today, I found were not backed up on my computer so they're gone forever and I cannot re-upload them anywhere. I know that many people have downloaded my stories though so I'm asking if anyone has: Japan x Reader: Hug...Part 2 or Romano x Reader: More Than Anything...Part 3 M saved onto their computer, could you pleSo Here's The Deal in Personal More Like This
Tf Prime "Orion Pax"Part2 Sasa-ReviewYez ma biatches its time again!Tf Prime "Orion Pax"Part2 Sasa-Review in Personal More Like This
"U're Starscream right?"
Star: "Nope i'am just someone whos here for Soundwaves tentacles!"
Orion: "Our leader lie to us?"
Orion: Tell me... i'am still a virgin?"
Steve and his bros comes in:
Star: "Oh i should go now the SteF-BI is here!"
Steve: "I TOLD U TO STAY IN U'RE ROOM ORION!"
Orion:"B-but i'am still in the room?!!!"
Steve:"Shut the fuu up, other people can't see u in this dress just the lord of the biatches!!!" *closes the door*
*Star flys away why he bitch-slaps one of the bros*
Back on the Bot-base. Doctor of doom plays with Rafo-boy Carerra. Car dead.
Rope at gym class? Rafo should kill his teacher.
Ratchet: The fuq? OHHH OPTIMUS I CAN GET AN ORGASM WITHOUT UUUU!!!"
Back at Nemesis.
Orion: "Wow really?"
Megs: "Nope i just wanna rape u"
"Btw u said Star is dead, why u lied??"
Megs to Soundwave: Why comeing all the biatches if u don't need one?!!!"
OMG MEGS!! HE MAKES THE ANGRY-K
Tf Prime Operation Bumblebee P2 Sasa-ReviewMine too Megs...... mine too....Tf Prime Operation Bumblebee P2 Sasa-Review in Personal More Like This
Ok lets start this.
Ratch: Bee do never try again to masturbate with Knockout without a T-COCK!
Ratch:.....he needs a new T-COCK
Daddy Optimus: Yeah but who the hell gives his penis for free?
Ratch: I'am old. Can't get any chicks anymore and sit here with stupid fufu-humans. He can have mine.
Meanwhile on the Nemesis:
Oh stop being so sexy Knockout!!!!
Megs: It's a super-condom-shield.
Ratch: A biatch here must handle the penis-operation!
Ratch: Bulk just can masturbate so no.
Arcee: Oh c'mone iam lesbian i hate to see a penis!..... except Megatrons.
*Ratch drinks energon-alcohol to get in stases*
Raf-boy: WHATS HAPPENING?????!!
Miko: RATCHETS SPARK-LINE?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOSE HIM!!!! HE DIES LIKE A CHICKEN ON A MOON!!!
Arce:....nope Optimus porn-download is just finished.
Later without Bulky,C and Papa Prime:
Da agent Fowler: Did anyone see my ghettoblaster?
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Megs: Who the hell f***ed my ship here??
Soundwave shows Bulky-porn.
Megs: OH MA GAWD MY EYES!!
Knockout: Megatron i know u're horny since Starscream has left u but-
Megs: I LEFT HIM!!!
Megs: Oh and btw i put some fufu-energon in ma ship just to see what happens.
Meanwhile on A-Base.
Optimus: So we have the Pokeball here and i will try to catch a legendary Megatron.
Fowler: U seriously? But use a masterball this time.
Back on Nemesis:
Megs: I CAN FEEL IT!!!
Autobots come to Nemesis.
A wild Megatron appears.
Ratchet: Megatron, number 345,857579 from type steel
*Megatron use Nemesis-brobro-thundershock*
Fowler: The fuq just happened?
Megs: Get closer i must fu- ah i mean HUG Optimus!
Steve: I CAN'T!
*Steve gets superorgasm and it was so awesome that he falls on earth*
Nemisis: Do not touching ma "spots"!!!
Knock: The fuq?
Dread: U serious bro?
Tf Prime Out of the past Sasa ReviewYes my lovely biatches it's time.Tf Prime Out of the past Sasa Review in Personal More Like This
Is u're body ready? Let's do this.
Arcee capurted by Steve.
Goes to Lady Screamer.
Scream: Soundwave found this porno with Optimus and Alpha Trion but it's censored. I want u to give me the code for the uncensored version.
Lady Screamer with Dreadwing emotion:
But Scream was just trolling.
C: I actually.... don't care, he's my Ex.
Scream: Okay then i slap u now and then u go in a room for just u two and u will have sex.
Soundwave repeats: Sex. Sex. Sex.
*Scream bitch.slaps Arcee*
On the A-Base.
Miko and Bulkhead:
Miko with a whip: Work out or 5 days no sex.
Ratchy: Wowowowowow, to whip a bot hard, taking his virginity rough, dress him in lady dresses, kill his brothers, bath with a Con while he must watching this, get pregnant from 3 Insecticons is allowed. But 5 days no sex??? U'RE ROUGH MIKO!!
Arcee goes to her on cliffs. Well played Hasbro. Talking about Cliffjumper on cl
BREAKDOWN!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!No....... NOOOOOO NO! NO!NO!BREAKDOWN!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! in Personal More Like This
I CAN'T...... (Tf Prime episode Crossfire)
I'am all like this:
Is that a april-joke? PLEASE SAY YES!!!!!
If yes it's a real cruel joke if no........ BRING-HIM-SOMEHOW-I-DONT-CARE-HOW-....... BACK!! NOW!!!!
I wnat to slap this bitch in her face
BUT SHE SURVIVED THIS §"&"%)"§(%&"§&%"&%)&"§)(?!!!!
.......... and Fangirls can be cruel too:
................ i can't make a review over this! I CAN'T! *goes in emo corner*
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Letz start this biatches.
Somewhere on a non-cornfield:
Megs: So my biatches u found it?
Steve: Yes we found a Pokeball!!!
Megs: Show me i want a Pikachu!
Optimus: MEGATRON U'RE NOT ALLOWED!!
Megs opens the Pokeball and shows Optimus.
Optimus: NOOOO IT'S A JUSTIN BIEBER ALBUM!!
Megs: N-NO!! D8 It's Lady Gagas Disco stick!! And i will destroy the world with this thing >8D
Optimus: But this isn't even looking how a st-
Steve's Bro's goes in action.
The real one:
Optimus: DON'T FALLOW HIM!! HE DON'T HAVE CANDYS!!
Bee: "($§)(%&)"&%)(&%)%)()??? (shut the fuu up)
*Bee steals the stick:
Megs comes back and see every Bros on earth cuz Ratchets penis was to awesome.
Back on base.
On the Nemesis.
Megs: U finally managed to found another disco-stick?
Soundwave: Yeah 2 and i will stick this sticks in yo a$$!!
Autobots found a signal. Bee looks.
Bee: Oh look i found cand- PEEW!
Tf Prime One shall rise P1 Sasa-reviewOk prepare u're body and the rest of everything wich is close to u cuz i made an review. And if u're under 18...... prepare u're virginity. Sasa in action.Tf Prime One shall rise P1 Sasa-review in Personal More Like This
Soooo i watched the episode today and i must say..... it was gladly this time not like yesterday what i watched
Miko did the unicorn-unicron joke and on a strange way i thinked on an Robot-unicorn x Unicron crossover .......... with tentacles
When Optimus cames back and saw Raf was "back-alive" he could say
I was dissapointed cuz a dead kid in this series would make it even darker and then comes Megs with his Dudu-energon and brings an Raf-zombie. O VARIES!
OH NOES! Megs is an true leader...... the badass of all bitches (Starscream) and after all hes just.... like in the movie
Again and it doesnt wonder me Star wasn't in this episode..... maby in part 3? Who knows
No Knockout. No sexyness. No fangirl-fantasys.
But don't worry i give u some
OKAY ENOUGH! Before somebody ovaries.
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Arcee and Jacko finally appears in Megs old ghetto.
Jacky: This key has a f**king navigation!
Arcee: It's an old TomTom-Go-stoneage one.
Jacky: Can we buy a new one?
Arcee: No bitch, now move!!
Arcee and Jacky:
*Secti see Arcees Bot-symbol*
Jack: FUU DOCTOR OF DOOM, HERES A STRANGE GUY!! HE SHOWS HIS PENIS TO MA BIATCH ARCEE!!
Doc of doom: He's just horny.
Raf-boy: What is horny??
PEW-PEW-PEW all the time guys. All the time.
Ratch: USE THE FREAKN FUU NAVI-KEY!!
Jacky: Okay i go and leave the biatch with this guy alone.
Meanwhile on the Nemesis:
Megs: THE FUQ IS WRONG LITTLE ORION?? Work..... HARDER!! (huhu kinky huhu)
Little Orion: Meh no!!!
Soundwave comes in:
Megs: Tentacle-rape?? 8D
*Soundwaves shows information*
Megs: GOSH!! WHY ALWAYS COMES THE BIATCHES IF U DOESN'T NEED THEM??!!
Megs: Finish the project or i will kill the Teletubbis!!
Meanwhile on Cybertron.
Insecty to Arcee:
Legend of Korra Season finalOMG DID U SAW THE FINAL??Legend of Korra Season final in Personal More Like This
Tf Prime One shall rise P3Final Sasa-reviewOMG!Tf Prime One shall rise P3Final Sasa-review in Personal More Like This
U think this series can't getting more awesome?
Grandpa Ratchet explains past between Megs = Megatronus? Sounds gay! and Optimus. When he beguns to talk i was like this:
Meanwhile in Unicorns-head: They fight versus Anti-body and Fresh Prime and MC Megs "danced" to that.... i was :
Mister T/Bulkhead was falling, Tribble-B wants so safe him but not strong enough and Optimus just
In the Nemesis: OMG KNOCKOUT!
*freaks out AND FANGIRL-SCREAMS*
Bitch of the bitches (Airachnid) appaers
But Soundwave just
Knockout: Watch out for the quiet ones...
That gived me the rest, hold me guys...
Actually i wanted that Soundwave did this to her:
*writes now 1000 fangirl-fanfictions*
Grandpa Ratch: U hold the key for Vector Sigma
Unicron to Megs:
But Megs to him:
Oh Megatron u sexy Con u!
Optimus versus Unicorn
And then Ovaries.
But wait..... everybody survived!
Optimus: Where are we Megatronus? *sounds like a special Tampon for Woman periods if u ask me
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us. in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
Russia under the Cult of Putin?I really thought China was going to be the big problem for the 21st Century. They’re quietly taking over chunks of Africa and South America in order to leach them for resources, they’re trying to expand their reach in the Pacific by challenging claims over strategic islands (and when that fails, they BUILD new ones!) and their human rights record is smeared with the blood and filth of their own poor.Russia under the Cult of Putin? in Personal More Like This
That one of the “old” superpowers would do something to upset the delicate balance that’s been in place since the end of the Cold War was unthinkable. After everything that happened in the 20th century and the blanket of fear and doubt it cast over the world, what kind of person would risk a return to the dark days?
Well, Putin gave the answer, there. I thought the chap was sinister, but ultimately harmless. A cool headed fellow that had as much pride in his nation as any other Russian. For a while last year I was even thinking; we really don’t need firs
The erasure of human history.Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.The erasure of human history. in Personal More Like This
It was founded in the 8th century, eventually becoming based in Baghdad, and was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. Scholars there made it their business to collect as much information as they could, from all corners of the known world. They would collect books and texts and return them home for translation. It made the people of the Islamic world among the most culturally advanced on the planet.
They constructed astronomical observatories, they forwarded the science of medicine, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, geography and cartography. They drew upon the work of both those who had come before, and their contemporaries, and then advanced it. Many inventions from the Islamic Golden Age have had a legacy that lasts up until this very day:
So, what happened? If the House of Wisdom was such a fountain of knowledge a
Scary Russians.The BBC recently aired a trio of documentaries following a (rather ballsy) chap called Reggie Yates as he travelled around Russia to speak with people who hold extreme views.Scary Russians. in Personal More Like This
Generally, this kind of thing falls into the usual “Prod a Redneck and film the reaction” kind of journalism: you could go to any country and find people/nutcases with similar views, including the one in which I currently reside. Some of the stuff caught in these documentaries, however, is undeniably sinister, especially the general acceptance and scale of certain things.
There’s one clip with a very pro-Putin model, posing for the camera with a gun, saying “The Enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours. And if we lose, we will destroy the whole world”.
She makes it very clear that the “Enemy” is pretty much anything west of Smolensk.
It’s a very juvenile view from someone who probably hasn’t travelled beyond the borders of Russia and has a very poor knowled
''Bahrainham''?Unsurprisingly, after the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists last week: media hysteria is higher than normal, with news networks reporting on virtually nothing but counter terrorism plans.''Bahrainham''? in Personal More Like This
Joke news network Fox was clearly so caught up in it all that they went into full reality meltdown, claiming that parts of Britain had become no-go areas for non-Muslims, and that “Muslim Religious Police” were patrolling parts of London, attacking anyone who did not conform to Islamic law.
Birmingham, they said, was a city populated purely by Muslims, and people not of that faith just didn’t go there…..which was news to me. I live just outside it, I venture in on a weekly basis and, as far as I am aware, I am not a Muslim.
The, clearly bat-sh*t, journalist that made these insane accusations was immediately pointed to and laughed at by, well, everybody, and went on to apologise for his “terrible error”.
Slenderman AttackTwo girls in Wisconsin have been arrested for stabbing a classmate, apparently with the intention of becoming minions of the Slenderman. They were caught walking near a local highway, en route to Wisconsin’s Nicolet National Forest, where they believe the fictitious character lives.Slenderman Attack in Personal More Like This
The victim, who was stabbed 19 times, is making a recovery.
All the girls involved are around 12 years old.
That’s all terrible, but what actually irks me more is that a spokesman for the Slenderman creator, and administrator for the website where most fiction revolving around the character is posted, has said "We are not teaching children to believe in a fictional monster, nor are we teaching them to be violent."
I think it’s pretty bad that a person who comes up with a concept has to be afraid of the reaction to how other people use it. Especially children. They’re random, dangerous little buggers.
Think back to your own childhood. What was the stupidest thing you did, and why?
Anime: home of the arsehole.I can list a whole range of eastern-born cartoons that I think look absolutely gorgeous, and whose visual style I wish very much that I could emulate.Anime: home of the arsehole. in Personal More Like This
Only a handful of those, however, can I refer to as being "good". Or even "tolerable".
Having watched them for most of my life, going back to things like Mysterious Cities of Gold and the original Astro Boy, I can say with a certain degree of authority that: Japanese storytelling is a bit wank. Daring and dynamic visuals, sure. Crap narrative.
And it can't ALL be blamed on "bad translation".
There's a wide range of gripes to be had, but chief among them these days is that the major characters, those who one would assume you're to root for, across however many episodes the series consists of, are generally complete and utter dicks.
I'm currently wading through Gurren Lagann, a series which people have raved about for a while but which I'd not had the chance to watch until now (spoiler approaching, should you be in the same boat).
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie? in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls. in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
STITCH!: Anime Review:Summer, 2010, havin' a nice lazy day, typin' away on my laptop, when suddenly I come across a video displaying the title of an old film I haven't seen in quite a while: Lilo & Stitch. It was one of my favorite Disney films, and franchises, for that matter, so I then decided to Google it. I quickly discovered that an anime based on the good old classic had been created back in 2008, and was currently in its third season. Not only that, but it was made by MadHouse, the studio who made the anime adaption of Death Note, one of my favorite shows to date. (Its only rival being Doctor Who.) I had reasonable expectations that it would at least be decent or nostalgic, so I decided to watch a few eps....STITCH!: Anime Review: in Personal More Like This
...And wound up being subjected to an atrocious, abominable clusterfuck of a show, and a butchering of what Disney once was...
*groan* Where do I begin?....Quite obvious. The beginning of the first episode of the first season. I'm going to try to leave out the 'episode-exclusive gripes', as I li
STITCH ANIME, EPISODE 5, REVIEWNow, I know what you're thinking; "FictionFan, didn't you already review the Stitch anime?" Well, yes, I did. And I hated it. And, even though I haven't reviewed much, it's still gotten the lowest score out of everything I've reviewed. (3 out of 100.) But there was one episode that was just so distractingly horrendous, I decided it would be interesting to give it it's own review. And so, I give you, episode 5 of the Stitch anime...You poor, dear things...STITCH ANIME, EPISODE 5, REVIEW in Personal More Like This
First of all, a quick recap. Stitch now lives on a Japanese island with this karate chick named Bella Swa--I MEAN, Yuna, and Jumba and Pleakley also return because...Taco Bell! Anyway, the story of the first season (which is the only season that has a story.) is that there's this magical rock of sorts that apparently "watches over the island" and "grants wishes." I call bullshit on this because it never brings up any legit evidence to show that it actually does so. It does, however, show that it contains a great power, but from what I
5 OVERRATED FILMS/GAMES THAT ACTUALLY KINDA SUCK"Overrated" is a descriptor I find myself applying to a lot of things these days. There are so many things that I've heard great praise for, things whose fans get me expecting something at least generally enjoyable. Then I give it a try, and instead of feeling the "guaranteed" satisfaction and joy, I instead felt a sense of severe disappointment, emptiness, and a few precious hours of my life I could've spent doing something more productive. Like striking myself in the balls with a sledgehammer. These are five things that are just like that. I've also put in percentage rating, like in my normal reviews.5 OVERRATED FILMS/GAMES THAT ACTUALLY KINDA SUCK in Personal More Like This
5. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Now, this is the lowest on the list because I don't exactly hate this film. I just find it alright. But, to quote James Rolfe, "It's so OK that it's not really worth existing." The film is about a viking village who's caught in a war of sorts with all these dragons. However, one teenager from the village; Hiccup, eventually befriends a dragon that he shot dow
What I Seriously HATE About The Hetalia FandomDon't get me wrong, I love most of the Hetalia fandom(I wouldn't have entered it, otherwise) But there are some things I tend to hate about it. Like the fact that some people who hate USUK because it's incest are also shippers of pairings like German cest or Ita cest. I hate how people mark certain characters as rapists or pedophiles or abusive. I also hate most of the shipping wars. While they can be occasionally amusing, they're usually just annoying. In my opinion, I believe that, instead of arguing about which pairing is canon, we should just ship what we want and not bother the opposing side about their ships. What really gets to me, though, is all the girl hate for Hetalia. While I can respect your opinion if you simply just don't like the character, it irritates me if you hate on female characters because "they get in the way of my yaoi", and label them as whores. -__________________________________- Really, guys? REALLY?What I Seriously HATE About The Hetalia Fandom in Personal More Like This
Sorry, I'll just shut up now.
Sonic.EXEWoo boy, this is a topic I've been meaning to clear up. Especially now that people are calling me out for NOT liking the creepypasta, what better time right? Please keep in mine that these are just my opinions. Please do not get offended by what I will say. I won't crap on your opinion if you don't crap on mine. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. For starters, some people may remember me being an actual big icon in the EXE fandom. I'm not trying to toot my own horn, that's how it actually was. I ran an EXE ask blog on Tumblr for some time and even had connections to the creator of the creepypasta himself, Jc-the-Hyena, for advice on how to make him more canon.Sonic.EXE in Personal More Like This
That is actually how my liking for the story went down. He started to tell me bits and pieces about the character and somethings I really liked! Like how the characters in the game are actually other people EXE has murdered and the character they are is their favorite Sonic character. That was neat and I really enjoyed that c
Sonic.EXE Rant/ EXE information most don't know.Okay, I've been meaning to make this rant for a LONG time now. I've been partly lazy and partly busy. But, basically, this fanbase of Sonic.EXE is just COMPLETELY down the tubes. It's so bad that when I find a good piece of Sonic.EXE fanart, I'm surprised. It's not just the fanart though. It's the way the fans do things. How they just do such... ridiculous things that it's just.. it's just no.Sonic.EXE Rant/ EXE information most don't know. in Personal More Like This
A few people wonder, "Why do you care so much about EXE?". Well, that's a simple answer. I've talked to the actual creator of the creepypasta story, JC-the-Hyena. I know a LOT of things that most people don't. And for the fact of since EXE's offical "mother", srlOctober23 is like my dA mom, EXE's kinda like a little brother to me. An annoying pissy brother. But, it still pisses me off when people do ridiculous things to him to make him look stupid.
A lot of people hate him because, they only see him for how the fans make him to be.
Alright, time for me to shut up and start this.
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Popularity.Venting. Feel free to not read if you don't want to.Popularity. in Personal More Like This
It's something I have somewhat managed to obtain. I know other's are more popular then me, and compared to some, I'm still just a baby. But with 2,000 watchers and over 100,000 page views slowly coming into view, it made me realize how many people like me. They enjoy my art and it makes me so happy to see that. I work hard on everything I do and it really makes it all worth it in the end to make someone happy. If it wasn't for this website and all these nice people, I probably would have given up on art a long time ago. Since, my family always told me I was never going to get anywhere and how I needed to draw something other then Sonic and then ridicule anything I drew that wasn't Sonic because, I wasn't great at it. I'm so appreciative of my watchers and they mean the world to me.
But, I'm also slowly learning that popularity comes with an invisible chain. It restricts you. You draw attention to yourself wit
TO A CERTAIN PERSON WHO KNOWS WHO THEY AREOkay, when people ask for my help, I kinda expect you to take it.TO A CERTAIN PERSON WHO KNOWS WHO THEY ARE in Personal More Like This
Cause, you know, if I've been preaching at you for over an hour, I kinda want you to think about it.
Do the exact opposite of what I tell you to do.
Cause you know what
You're not as crappy as you think you are
I WOULDN'T LIE TO YOU
UNLESS I HAD TO
And here, I don't have to
Why take my words for granted?
Like, I seriously feel like I wasted my time trying to help you
Cause all you did was toss it in the trash
I could have done something better with my time y'know.
This is what pisses me off.
This is what's made me pissed at you.
You never listen to.
You subconsciously never take me seriously.
And you go and do the opposite of what I tell you
I TELL YOU THE THINGS I DO FOR A REASON
you wanna give up?
you wanna be miserable and cry?
you want to be in an endless rut because, you're to stubborn to get out?
I don't care.
I've tried helping all day now.
But don't say I didn't try
Anti-Bullying Movie Fundraiser!Hello everypony!Anti-Bullying Movie Fundraiser! in Personal More Like This
The content of this post isn't very much related to ponies, but I believe that it's still something that's very important that should be talked about. It's about bullying.
As we all know, bullying is a major problem that many kids face today. Some of you may have even faced bullying, for being bronies, or any other reason.
This is why we should do everything we can to stop it, and to raise awareness, so that other people are aware of this issue.
This is why a group of friends of mine have decided to make a movie, to raise awareness about bullying, and to help bring an end to this terrible atrocity against innocent kids.
However, their project definitely needs some help, as it does cost money to help produce and promote the movie.
They have started an IndieGogo campaign, which can be found here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/night-shadow
I am helping them spread the word about their movie, because I feel like I want to do my part to help stop bullying as best I can.