The Potential of Destiny

posted April 20th, 2013, 8:00 am


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April 19th, 2013, 8:31 pm

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Well, that's one rather important exposition dump taken care of! And it only took just over ninety pages to do it! So, is everyone able to identify each of the imaginary cutie marks that are all floating around everywhere?

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April 20th, 2013, 8:32 am

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Let's see here, clockwise from right to left...

Mario "M".

Triforce.

Half-Life lambda and some kind of screw.

Serious Sam logo.

Standard radiation symbol.

Some kind of moon with a nail through it (that's the only one I can't identify).

Lollipop Chainsaw.

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April 20th, 2013, 8:47 am

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I think the screw thing is the TF2 logo.

And Jarkes got everything else, I guess. Don't know what the Moonthing is either.

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April 20th, 2013, 8:58 am

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@Jarkes: Radiation? NO, WAY! Don't you know Serious Sam's long lost brother, Duke Nukem?

@contradiction123: What's that? Neither of you two are familiar with Quake? SAY WHAT!?

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April 20th, 2013, 9:17 am

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I'm familiar with quake, and it's famous symbol that hasn't changed in 20 years or more. Although I've never played it, I'm told it was used in Johnny Mnemonic. Thus making it the first machinima game ever.

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April 20th, 2013, 9:45 am

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The nail and curve represent quake guys. Also, nice page

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April 20th, 2013, 9:46 am

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XD those are all symbols from video games (i thnk i dont know what the moon with the nail in it is and pretty sure you can find a radiation symbol in video games)

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April 20th, 2013, 10:02 am

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@stormcasterc:

DUKE NUKEM 4Ev3R!!!

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April 20th, 2013, 12:43 pm

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All these vidagames cutiemarks but yours turns out to be captain america.

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April 20th, 2013, 1:37 pm

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Shouldn't Panel 3 be 'All of you' instead of 'you a lot'?

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April 20th, 2013, 1:41 pm

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So, this marks the second time in Serendipity that there's been a reference to Half-Life.

@GabrielsThoughts: It can't be that bad... can it?

@Kurona: I already fixed that! How'd it get unfixed!?

Edit: Well, as of April 24th, 2013 at 8:56, the type has been refixed.

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April 20th, 2013, 1:49 pm

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@Lugbzurg:
You forgot to save, duh~

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April 21st, 2013, 9:11 am

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@Lugbzurg: I remember there being a reference to Half-Life on a previous page, but I can't remember which page.

EDIT: Also, you haven't credited where you got the vectors in a long time.

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April 21st, 2013, 12:00 pm

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April 21st, 2013, 11:11 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: O_O

Oh my gosh, whether that was a joke or not , I'm surprised you of all people are typing improperly.

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April 22nd, 2013, 4:23 am

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@greenpowerstar:

If it weren't for spell check I'd be mistaken for Titivillus.

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April 23rd, 2013, 7:49 pm

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Ok, let's see here...

Besides JustDubs, there's...

AnimeSeason
WatchCartoonsOnline
AnimeFreak
GoGoAnime
Anime44
Crunchy Roll
AnimeRam
AnimeHere
AnimeFreak
AnimeCrazy

A whole bunch of suggestions I've heard for watching animé. Just hoping they work like JustDubs; playing a commercial or two before each episode, so everyone still gets their money. Small price to pay for legally-free animé.

Oh, and something called "MyAnimeList".
It's probably exactly what it says on the tin.

Edit: It is what I thought it was... more or less. They don't seem to think that anything outside of Japan is real, so I'm unable to add the likes of Teen Titans and Avatar: The Last Airbender to my list. Speaking of which, here it is. Any recommendations?
http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Lugbzurg

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April 24th, 2013, 6:15 am

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@Lugbzurg:

I'm not sure if you're speaking about anime themselves or if your talking about places to watch them. I'm fond of "amazon" and "hulu."

As for individual anime I like things with consistently good story lines and a fan base willing to go out of their way to create alternate universes.

Sometimes, I like a show because it has a dueling partner that I can compare it with like "Future diary" and "Eden of the East" or High school DxD" and "So I can't play H."

Then there are the WTF romantic comedies that are indescribably good like "GTO,"" Welcome to the NHK," "Spice and Wolf."

I wasn't spectacularly motivated to power through "Is this a zombie?" but it was in english which is preferable to subtitles in some cases.

Crackle has some good, but not as interesting series too "XXXholic," "the big windup," "orihime," and "blade."

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April 24th, 2013, 7:18 am

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@Lugbzurg: That's because if it's not Japanese, it's not anime. Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teen Titans ARE NOT ANIME.

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April 24th, 2013, 4:23 pm

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@Jarkes: In that case, Pizza Hut doesn't serve pizza, since they're not from Italy.

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April 24th, 2013, 4:49 pm

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Well "anime" is short for Japanese animation or "Japanime". So technically Avatar: The Last Airbender is not "anime" the style is just inspired by it, so it is technically not "anime" by the origins of the word "anime". But the style can be called anime, since Avatar: The Last Airbender is still an animation, just not a Japanese Animation.

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April 24th, 2013, 7:45 pm

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@Guest: That is not what "animé" means. Animé is an artistic style used in cartoon animation that originated in Japan. It is being used all over the world. Animé can come from anywhere. Not just Japan.

"Japanime"? Seriously?

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April 25th, 2013, 3:58 am

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@Lugbzurg:

I remember having an argument when I was sixteen with someone over whether or not Domino's used cornmeal in their pizza.

Having actually watched the employee make the pizza from scratch I can assure you that Domino's did use cornmeal to flour the pan that was used in order to cook the crust.

This does not mean the whole pizza was made out of corn meal.

Also, Chinatown in Las Vegas is only Chinatown in the eastern architectural sense. There is most assuredly a Mexican restaurant or two there. In fact, the only thing of notably Eastern origin at the time I visited was the electronics store.

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April 25th, 2013, 1:50 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: It's like saying that you have to be Caucasian to be an American citizen or that it's not milk unless it comes from a cow or even that ice cubes aren't real ice because they weren't made in nature.

No one likes segregation and region-locking. So, I find it incredibly stupid when people insist that animé is only from Japan.

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April 25th, 2013, 3:37 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Let's look at it this way: All Japanese animation is anime, but not all anime is Japanese animation. However, most people, when they think "anime," think of stuff like Dragon Ball, Bleach, Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, and other stuff that originated in Japan. Stuff like Avatar: the Last Airbender could qualify as anime (and would probably be CALLED anime by Japanese speakers), but by the strictest definition of the term (that definition being "animation that originated in Japan"), it's not anime.

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April 25th, 2013, 4:30 pm

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@Jarkes: Animé originated in Japan. It doesn't all come from there, though. With countless things invented in one country, being used worldwide, why would the visual style of animé be any different?

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April 25th, 2013, 5:45 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

Don't bother explaining, people still think Puerto Rico is part of Mexico despite the fact that Puerto Ricans have been born American citizens since 1913. Because clearly, english as a second language means foreigner.

I had an interview a few years ago with a person who thought I was computer illiterate because I didn't have a cell phone, despite informing them I had graduated from college.

The fact that I could convince others to lend me their cell phones if I needed to use it for 15 seconds did not impress her.

The fact that I wrote an article on text messaging and l337 speech, while not indicative of the fact that one knows how to text message, clearly indicates I do posses some concept of functionality.

Once the behavior questions got to the point of third level abuse, I picked my nose, shook her hand, and farted in her face as I left the door.

Third level abuse of course being that I had to justify missing three classes of math classes durring my final semester. Having to inform her what my FATHER did for a living. And, my personal favorite, when asked about my ethics, telling her that I took a class on advertising ethics by a criminal justice teacher, as well as an interpersonal conflict class by a lawyer, and explained that laws come from ethics and ethics come from morals and reciting eight of the ten commandments.

She apparently didn't know that coveting thy neighbors goods was the same as stealing. While relating to envy, possibly mistaken for the rule about adultery I'm not entirely sure she was a competent human resources specialist.

The part where the interview broke down was of course the decision making questions. Although it could have broken down earlier when I revealed that I didn't know what hubris meant.

I related decision making to psychology a good "assessment," leads to a good "diagnosis," which leads to a "treatment plan," which leads to a good "prognosis."

Prognosis essentially being predicting the future based on personal knowledge and experience.

I explained that I liked solving problems by heading them off before they occur. She asked me how one determines that so I respond that you find out about the people that you work with and you guess on whether or not the problem is one that will affect yourself and others.

She related decision making in the corporal punishment or retributive judgment sense. Wherein you gather evidence and make assumptions because the guilty must be punished.

And, while I could argue there isn't one way of solving problems she definitely believed that to be true. She seems like the type that has a problem that others have the SAME privileges as her. Because STATUS QUO.

She was upset because I don't have a verifiable work history and asked me several questions about when I graduated. I told her the truth I graduated in May of 2011. I told her it was a saturday, but that wasn't good enough because I didn't know what day. I told her to look it up.

I didn't have a drivers licence at the time, because I never needed one, since I can get rides the same way I borrow cell phones, carpool, and use a bus system.

As an adult, in my twenties at the time, I can assure you, one only needs a learner's permit to drive a car; and I had no problem renewing it on a yearly basis or being dependent on the kindness of others. But, I digress I think she went to far durring the interview and quite honestly it was a poo job that a thirteen year old could perform.

I think what was most insulting was she had me list off the names of my professors, and five of my classmates. then list the names of female class mates. Then tried to catch me in a lie because I had a classmate named Peter Robins and a professor named Peter LaChapelle. Because there can only be one PETER in the world at any given time.

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April 25th, 2013, 7:30 pm

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I feel bad for not checking this place out frequently anymore.

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April 25th, 2013, 7:50 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: "But, I digress I think she went to far durring the interview and quite honestly it was a poo job that a thirteen year old could perform. "

Did you mean "poor" instead of "poo," or were you just showing your contempt for that person by being as immature as possible?

Also, is it weird that I actually managed to read the whole thing?

EDIT: Incidentally, I think that entire rant about that interview was a digression.

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April 25th, 2013, 7:52 pm

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So my 3DS's top backlight suddenly started working again after I guess I did something to the hinges without actually really doing anything to them... I guess...

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.

...Did I ever actually mention my problems with that here?

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April 26th, 2013, 2:10 am

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@Jarkes:

I was being as immature as possible. You'd be amazed at how many people are impressed with stuff I learned durring my first year of college.

You should note that I didn't use coprolalia to express my displeasure.

As for your 3DS, I never owned one. Before I bought my PSP my preferred handheld was a gameboy pocket. The worst problem I had with the unit was that the rubber cement holding the face plate over the window screen kept coming off.

Most of the problems I had with my gameboy were easily fixed with a paint pen and superglue. Although I did buy a white plastic cover, and a Pokemon soft case, at the dollar store. Still, I can say with all honesty I have never played nor do I own Pokemon games.

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April 26th, 2013, 2:14 am

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@Parfait d'Amour:

There's no reason to feel ashamed. We miss you very much. Come back any time.

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April 26th, 2013, 6:22 pm

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With how long Book 1 of this is going to be, you might want to give "Tales of Serendipity: Book 2" a separate comic profile when you eventually complete Book 1... Just sayin'.

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April 26th, 2013, 10:40 pm

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@Jarkes: I hate it when people do that.

Actually, I should mention... Nah, I'll wait 'till later to talk about that.

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April 27th, 2013, 7:48 am

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I miss waking up 2 AM in the morning just to update a certain pony posting place with the week's new episode.

...I miss ponies.

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April 27th, 2013, 1:36 pm

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@Parfait d'Amour:

I wish I knew what I could say to ease your burden. I can only assure you that when I lark the show it will not not be scatologically offensive, nor unnecessarily violent.

Furthermore, I look forward to hearing more about Milkie's adventures. You should write a blog.

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