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Mar 31With the Merger coming up soon, we have created an official steam group for the combined sites. It can be found at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PonychanSteam

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39802324 No. 39802324 [View]
So my professor brought up something interesting today: is there anything actually wrong with being elitist? As in, is elevating the elite above the rest of the crowd bad? The example he gave was the music of Schoenberg. It is inherently not music for the populace, and that is one of it's major criticisms. However the counter point to that is, well so what? What does it matter if the common person can't understand it, does that mean it's bad? Further, is there anything actually wrong with art that is obviously aimed at a lower common denominator? Is not the fact that the said work is targeted at people who are not as knowledgeable grounds for not being taken as seriously? For instance, why should a band like Switchfoot being given the same credibility as say Handel?

Let's even take it to the hard sciences. Why should the opinion of say, a chemistry student be just as viable and valid as somepony who's only background in chemistry is reading the ingredients in the back of a Coke bottle?

I don't necessarily agree with all of this, but it's interesting to think about nonetheless. It's funny how the world culture has shifted from doing anything to try to get in with the elite, to there being a universal distrust of people who are knowledgeable.
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>> No. 39802597
in theory, no

unfortunately on the internet "elitism" means really boring idiots getting huffy and upset about really boring things and losing any and all ability to shut up about it
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Is it possible though. To be so educated in music, that you suddenly only have the ability to enjoy and critique a very narrow selection?
My evidence, is most folks I've met who had extensive vocal training. They then judge all vocals by classical singing criteria and don't seem to understand or be able to enjoy any sort of alternative singing style.
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>>39802606
>To be so educated in music, that you suddenly only have the ability to enjoy and critique a very narrow selection?
You have the ability to critique anything you want no matter how educated you are, it just doesn't mean anything unless you know what you're talking about.


No. 39802410 [View]
Yo, what's the region code for getting into the Pchan region?

I know it's back in business. Yo, let JamesJoycia in bruh.

Also NationStates General I guess.

Shit's cool, you should try it. If you want a really chill version of stuff like Civ. Kinda cut down, but it's still cool to build a nation with small choices.

4got a link

www.nationstates.net

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>> No. 39802502
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>Nationstates

WHOAAAAAA there 2013! Slow down!
>> No. 39802507
>>39802502
2013 lyfe nigga.

all day erry day.
>> No. 39802603
>>39802410
get Democracy 3 bruh


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39800555 No. 39800555 [View]
Really, /oat/? Were triple fives the best you could give me this year? Well, whatever. Congrats on your merger with MLPchan. I'll definitely continue with my annual GETs on the new site.

Much love from GETchan, and see you next year.
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>> No. 39802592
Ponychan-/GET/ merger when?
>> No. 39802599
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>>39800555
>> No. 39802602
>>39802599
wicked dubs m8


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39802583 No. 39802583 [View]
What you guys think
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>> No. 39802590
I HATE IT
>> No. 39802591
light 5 kek
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>>39802587
Damn, that's pretty violent


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39802512 No. 39802512 [View]
It is ok to discuss serious things with people on a horseboard if you realize that your opinions aren't clever or relevant.
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>> No. 39802555
>>39802512
yes, i need people like you to have bad opinions so i can trounce them in duels of internet prowess
>> No. 39802558
That's what I do all the time.
>> No. 39802582
the meme where you can't say anything intelligent on this imageboard because it's based off of my little pony is my favorite meme.


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39802106 No. 39802106 [View]
Discord suddenly appears to you and tells you that he's tired of all your clopping and is here to put an end to it! However, being the spirit of Chaos, he can't resist making a bit of a game out of it, so he offers you a choice of one of two wishes:

Wish option 1: You can have any boy/girl/pony/whatever you want, he/she/it'll be eternally faithful and you'll be together forever.

Wish option 2: You can wish for this every evening, but it will be gone by morning, and if you wish for the same one they not have any memory of you.

So what'll it be, monogamy and a relationship, or wish fulfillment of everything but that?
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Hmm, that is quite a question. Right now, I have no desire for an actual relationship, so I guess I'd just take the wish fulfillment. However, it may not always be that way. Welp, I guess I'll just have to hope that my potential future mate will be kinky enough to enjoy spontaneous and guiltless threesomes. I'll take #2.
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So in option two I can bang any pony I want each night with no negative results and don't have to deal with it in the morning?

Numbah 2 it is.
>> No. 39802574
>>39802106
isn't 1 just strictly superior to 2?

i mean unless your tastes change wildly with time?

or i guess does 1 age? i can see 2 if 1 ages, then you can be creepy old pedo man with a fresh 8 year old girl every night


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39801128 No. 39801128 [View]
"The Brony Show 180 - Pony Spotlight - Nightmare Moon

Hello everypony. We're intruducing a new segment for our show. The Pony Spotlight. We'll be taking some time to talk about one of the many ponies of MLP: FiM. To introduce it we're bringing in the Villain that we saw in Season 1 and still inspires us to this day. Nightmare Moon. Join us as we talk about this villian and the community's response to her.

Be sure to join us at www.thebronyshow.net at 6PM PST/ 9PM EST live this and every Monday. You can also join us an hour early for the Brony show preshow and get your brony show starting early. Also be sure to stay after for Crimson's oatmeal galore afterparty. if you want us to email you about events going on with the show, just email [email protected] and ask to be subscribed. If you want to be part of the show, let us know! Email Circuit at [email protected] and ask for a spot. They fill up fast so be sure to reach us quickly. Also be sure to tune in to our affiliate Ponyville live for the show and more fun things after the show at www.ponyvillelive.com"
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>>39801128
bump


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39802373 No. 39802373 [View]
>video games
>art
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>> No. 39802487
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Video games can't melt steel beams.
>> No. 39802488
>>39802487

...Pretty sure that given some improper modification ya could make a readable medium out of thermite.
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>>39802487
Ugh. Nobody's claiming that video games can melt steel beams. Video games only weakened the steel beams, causing them to fail under the added pressure of The E.T. games.


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39802287 No. 39802287 [View]
Best plot thread.
If you know what I mean~
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>> No. 39802439
>>39802433
That sounds like a very roundabout way to say "I don't know."
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>>39802439
That's because it is.
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>>39802423
Proportion, buoyancy, firmness, roundness, texture, audible clap, and of course size all need to be taken into account.


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39799618 No. 39799618 [View]
Would you hug a Twiceritops?
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>>39802256
I did not notice that.
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>>39802231
That theory was largely discredited (though not entirely ruled out).
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So which spinosaurus is best spinosaurus?


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39802241 No. 39802241 [View]
They need to go back to mothland or wherever they came from.
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>>39802248
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>>39802304
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kawaii desu nee


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39802175 No. 39802175 [View]
i heard a wild david tennant appeared
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>> No. 39802313
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Ponychan threads are almost always bigger on the inside.


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39802185 No. 39802185 [View]
Which fun little ideas on Equestria have all the episodes given you?

Don't worry if they don't make much sense.
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>> No. 39802292
>>39802286
True, but I like planning my fanstories as Pseudo-canon. It's like taking the long way round to have what I want by making sure it fits in with canon lore.

For example Epic Mount lives in Everfree Forest (seems writers like to make shit up and add to it when conveniant). Since MLP:FiM has yet to fully explore the forest to proove it, you can't say it is entirely untrue.

I mean yeah it's non-canon thus isn't true, but can still logically work!

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>>39802292
Then it's your job to make it possible.
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>>39802185
My headcanon is that all the fourth-wall-bending, cartoony stuff that Pinkie Pie can do is because she's partly an Earth Pony and partly descended from a "Chaos Pony" created by Discord when he ruled Equestria.

Also that Screwball is a Chaos Pony created during his escape at the beginning of S2, who may or may not have ceased to exist when Discord was re-sealed.

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39801953 No. 39801953 [View]
Inline skates are probably named so because their wheels are in a line.
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>> No. 39802253
>>39802252
you're gonna fry your balls doing that
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>>39802253
Maybe I wasn't specific enough, but the distance to my balls is usually enough so that I don't feel a temperature shift. Should be alright.
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Also, Applejack's irises went from green to blue.


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