On Purpose

posted April 27th, 2013, 8:00 am


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April 26th, 2013, 10:53 pm

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That would be one rather discomforting destiny. Oh, and by the way... Derpy is saying this in the background...

"Can it be muffins? Please, can it be muffins?"

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April 27th, 2013, 9:37 am

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i agree being a test subject has to be one of the worst destinies ever

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April 27th, 2013, 10:55 am

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I love Lugz's facial expression in the fifth panel...

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April 27th, 2013, 1:29 pm

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ;>>>
Pinky Pie says: You know, we really don't know what's behind LugZ's shield. It could be hiding muffins.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>
Psychic for the win.

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April 27th, 2013, 1:44 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Behind my shield...
I PROTECT MY FRIENDS!

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April 27th, 2013, 1:49 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

Do they have to be worthy of your protection or can anyone sign up?

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April 27th, 2013, 1:59 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Oh, don't tell me you haven't seen several occurrences in animé where someone takes out a large sword at the last moment in defense of a loved one from the attack of a giant monster of some description?

I've always wanted to do that!

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April 27th, 2013, 2:28 pm

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@Lugbzurg: ...That sounds suspiciously like foreshadowing...

Btw, weird question: How did you come up with the name "Lugbzurg?"

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April 27th, 2013, 2:59 pm

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@Jarkes: "Foreshadowing"? Nah, I got something different planned for the climax of this story.

Oh, the name? I took my first name as a child, spelled it out with double-sided letter blocks, flipped it over, and tweaked the spelling a bit.

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April 27th, 2013, 3:17 pm

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@Lugbzurg: ...Come to think of it, how would a pony effectively wield a sword? Unicorns could use magic, and pegasi could use their wings to hold it, but earth ponies would probably hurt themselves if they tried to swing a sword with their mouth. And standing on their hind legs and holding it in their front hooves is out, because that would just look silly and not make any sense.

...I'm asking this because at some point in one of my stories (either one I'm currently writing or one I have in mind), Shining Armor wields a sword at some point to do battle with some bad guys.

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April 28th, 2013, 2:38 am

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@Lugbzurg:

How does one get Lugbzurg from Tim? are you a bootleg Buzz Lightyear?

@Jarkes

You're looking for logic in a show with talking ponies who have super powered magnets in their horseshoes and keep dragons as pets.

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April 28th, 2013, 8:24 am

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@GabrielsThoughts: "Timothy". Then the spelling got tweaked, having eight letters. Might've been something like "Lugbzrg" originally.

Actually, the ponies don't have magnets in their hooves. It's more like balloons with coffee grounds inside. Which would explain Pinkie Pie.

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April 28th, 2013, 9:26 am

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@Lugbzurg: Meet Josh Jepson! His boy Chuggaa! Daughter Jonny! Tim, his wife!

(...Please tell me you've watched the Runaway Guys...)

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April 28th, 2013, 1:29 pm

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@Jarkes: Who are "The Runaway Guys"?

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April 28th, 2013, 3:47 pm

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@Lugbzurg: Y'know, Chuggaaconroy, ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun? Those guys who have a collab Let's Play channel together?

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April 28th, 2013, 3:48 pm

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@Jarkes: They collaborate?

(You know, IN THE BATHROOM!)

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April 28th, 2013, 3:56 pm

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@Lugbzurg: They've been doing it for the last couple years now. Some notable LP's they did together were of the first two Mario Party games (The first game in the series was actually their first collab, and the second one was their fourth) and New Super Mario Bros. Wii (which is where the Jetsons song parody came from). Josh Jepson usually isn't part of the group, though. They're currently doing New Super Mario Bros. U.

My advice? Watch the Mario Party and New Super Mario Bros. Wii collabs first to get a feel for their group dynamic (hint: it involves them trying to screw each other over at every opportunity).

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April 29th, 2013, 9:33 pm

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INCOMING NIGHTMARE FUEL!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-dJD0B88xQ
It's official: Girls are scary.

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April 30th, 2013, 8:37 pm

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.....wow.if I had one it would be a joystick

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May 1st, 2013, 6:51 am

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@snoopixs2654:

Not a bad choice for a family crest.

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May 1st, 2013, 7:27 am

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@Lugbzurg:

Pro'lly not the best place to post this but I guess Fifi can't take a joke. It wasn't even a mean spirited or malevolent one.

I cannot judge the nightmare fuel sight unseen. However, the sound track certainly is creepy.

Also, again off topic, there isn't an artist alive that hasn't drawn inspiration from outside resources. After all, art is a medium of symbolism and sublimation. It isn't my fault people are threatened by the fact that opportunists are with you always. Not to mention the fact most people are motivated by self interest.

While, I might believe that most celebrities got where they are by imitating someone else they admired, whilst simultaneously, being lucky enough to have the resources to pull it off in a forum that allowed them to do so without blowback.

I can't help but wonder how much creative freedom was squashed because someone with the ego strength of a toddler was threatened by the idea of a person with lower status being granted the same rights and privileges they were.

You do realize all abilities improve with age. Any impairment perceived in artwork is usually a representation of an artists impairment in their ego development.

I may not have received more than the birthright to make people feel small. Where others have been given preference I have been given automatic devil's advocate status. I don't know why, given that I'm a pacifist (which is basically the same thing as a conscientious objector except I know all people are capable of murder and I'm not an optimist in that regard) I am expected to build my character to compensate for the shortfalls of others. And, quite honestly I really don't like being used to help others lay pipe so that their ego development can be given time to vent or mend.

If I ever figure out how to use my talents as my greatest strengths, instead of having them be used against me to puff up the ego's of others to my detriment, I can guarantee you I won't be at the bottom of the heap for very long.

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May 1st, 2013, 7:57 am

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So, I've been playing Final Fantasy V Advance... I just got to Galuf's death scene last night...

I'm not gonna lie. I cried.

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May 1st, 2013, 11:21 am

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@Jarkes:

People need to cry. I like it when media allows a person to experience the full range of emotions. I remember reading a story about a guy that could only cry while watching a certain movie. He also mentioned that if he couldn't cry he'd probably be the most violent man alive. I think he was a drill sergeant, but I can't be certain of it. I read the story in a magazine, so remembering his name wasn't exactly on my list of priorities.

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May 1st, 2013, 3:06 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Agreed.

It's rather ironic that I was driven to tears by one of the most light-hearted entries in the series, but VI didn't get a single tear out of me (not that VI didn't have sad moments, it just didn't make me cry).

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May 1st, 2013, 3:54 pm

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@Jarkes:

I wish I could tell you that "I know what you mean." Unfortunately, I haven't played more than seven through nine and tactics. I think I may have watched 13 on youtube to get a feel for it.

It's possible to lead emotions and build upon the sadness and grief one already has. It's one of the fundamental concepts of neuro linguistic programming.

Just having tragic happenings exist on their own for the sake of the story when you cannot relate to any of the main characters, or even if you don't care to romanticize the unexpected death of a clown, it leads one down a path of contempt, apathy, and disdain. They use this quite effectively in the "Walking Dead" TV Series... for the zombies as well as the victims.

I could argue that it's cultural conditioning, or possibly a reflection of current social trends, but why analyze it further.

Speaking of Zombies. I saw the first episode of the new "Zombieland" TV Series and it more than makes up for the post Bill murray snore feast of the original.

I liked "FIDO" and it makes for a good follow up to "Pleasantville."

You know, I found "Warm Bodies," to be the best adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" and therapeutic for anyone who ever wanted a happy ending to the apocalypse. (or at the very least hope for the future.)

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May 2nd, 2013, 6:32 am

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Pipiru-puru-puru-pipiru-pi!

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May 2nd, 2013, 12:02 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7asrTH3gII

I love "Welcome to the NHK." It has really good storytelling as well. "Spice and Wolf" is better still.

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May 2nd, 2013, 3:03 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Actually, I was referring to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im12THJtJLs
Yes... I found out about this... unfortunately for everyone.

I brought the Comments Section back to life!

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May 2nd, 2013, 5:05 pm

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@Lugbzurg:

Japanimation, proof positive that fundamentalism leads to worse depravations of mind and spirit than could easily be imagined. Underaged fan service, now with fetishism.

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May 3rd, 2013, 12:50 pm

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@GabrielsThoughts: Aww, but Dokuro-Chan is such a sweetheart! ...I think...?

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May 3rd, 2013, 6:01 pm

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@Lugbzurg:
I suppose it's like "The Happy Tree Friends." Since no one really dies and everyone regenerates and is up to spec within minutes it's really a way of helping the audience experience homicidal glee without becoming terrorists.

I haven't seen studies, but it is entirely possible such creations are beneficial to society because it allows them to experience the medicinal effects of sociopathy.

Speaking of which...
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/BigHumanOnCampus

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