(6:16:09 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Anyway, going back to our original point, you're right. S2 has lost a LOT of internal continuity.
(6:17:33 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Especially when it comes to Rainbow Dash, who seems to bounce back and forth between popularity-obsessed pseudojock to slightly tomboyish coolkid.
(6:17:53 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Sometimes multiple times in an episode.
(6:19:22 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: The CMC stuff has gone from being endearing to forced - I understand needing a younger perspective, but "maybe we'll get our cutie marks!" is basically a pony-based way of saying "We're doing this because the plot says we have to!"
(6:22:27 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Pinkie has remained consistent insofar that she operates almost solely on Rule Of Funny, even when she's more serious, but what HASN'T remained consistent is that others - particularly Twilight - are starting to edge in on her territory, be it intentionally (the CMCs in the VDay ep) or unintentionally (Twilight's antics in Lesson Zero and It's About Time, which are painfully Genre Blind to a point Twilight never is otherwise)
(6:22:52 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Hence my "the show is cartoonier now" claim.
(6:24:50 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: The Flim Flam ep was a high point, Read It and Weep has introduced my favorite one-shot secondary character even if it was basically a blatant expy, and Hurricane Fluttershy is probably one of the most /relatable/ narratives about its subject matter I've ever seen
(6:25:18 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: But past those three? Yeah, S2 is as a whole mostly weaker than S1, ESPECIALLY if you take the Discord eps as technically part of S1 like some claim they were meant to be.
So. Those who don't follow ponies, feel free to disregard this.

For those who aren't caught up to recent episodes, the latest episode had Derpy Hooves - actually referred to in-script as 'Derpy', at that - have spoken dialogue.

I have heard now more than one person arguing that the slightly dim, low-voiced mare is "mocking people with developmental disorders", such as Downs Syndrome.

Because nobody can be different without being a victim. And because learning disabilities are TOTALLY symptomized by being fucking wall-eyed. And Tabitha St. Germain confused her for a male, has admitted such, and patterned her after a sleepy - but perfectly healthy - boy, the son of a neighbor.

But, well. I'll just repost what I said on AIM at this point.

(3:37:15 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: ...
(3:37:23 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Seriously, what?
(3:37:25 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Fuck.
(3:37:36 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: The what, by the way, not towards the trivia
(3:37:44 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: but towards the fact that people are getting upset about that.
(3:37:51 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Some women HAVE deeper, lower voices!
(3:37:58 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Hell, my mom's one of them!

[...]

(3:39:52 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: But yeah.
(3:40:11 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: It's a dumb argument and... heh. If I wanted to be a total troll, it'd be a self-defeating argument too.
(3:40:20 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: Because all you need to say to win that one?
(3:40:41 PM) [personal profile] swordianmaster: "Sometimes you don't need a developmental disability to be completely fucking retarded. QED."
okay. Let's finish this forest up. Maybe get some plot done.
Nuzlocke stuff )
swordianmaster: fjsal style mew (fjsal)
( Dec. 16th, 2011 08:05 pm)
(8:01:03 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: oh my god, I have diabetes now.
(8:01:22 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Ariana got a FiM coloring book from her classmates for christmas, right?
(8:01:36 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: She brought me a picture of Rarity and said "daddy, this pony has the talent of pretty. :D"

fhgbrshfbgh THE CUTENESS IS A DEFENSE MECHANISM SO YOU DON'T KILL THEM. Augh.
swordianmaster: the crudest drawing of a sword imaginable (PERFECT ORBIT MY ASS)
( Dec. 8th, 2011 05:51 pm)
(5:37:22 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: 23 muscle relaxers in 7 days.
(5:37:39 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And he says he doesn't overmedicate.
(5:37:40 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: O_O
(5:37:45 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: Jesus christ!
(5:37:49 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Yeeeah.
(5:38:04 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: He's gone through three weeks worth of meds in one week.
(5:38:24 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: More than, actually.
(5:38:35 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: Sigh.
(5:38:54 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Leading to moments like this, where he SOUNDS lucid, but he's barely able to keep himself upright and seems to have flashed back to about a year ago,
(5:39:11 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: Yeeeeeeeeeeeesh.
(5:39:16 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: WELCOME TO MY LIFE :D

EDIT:
(6:05:04 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: hahahaha and in trying to defend DeAnna, I hear exactly what I've been expecting to hear.
(6:05:14 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I don't contribute anything to this house, so shut the fuck up. :D
(6:05:28 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And then I get yelled at for not keeping my mouth shut.
(6:05:41 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: =(
(6:06:40 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And now he's stumbling around, wondering where the truck is.
(6:07:08 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I don't know if I've mentioned to you? But the entire time since I've been in Texas we have been completely without motorized transportation. That is at LEAST a year and a half.
Copypastaing AIM log. I'm not going to write this again.

(8:50:59 PM) Bahamut725: Let me paint you the scenario. We have very little food - we're down to ramen, pretty much, and that's -it- - and DeAnna's check, clearing at midnight... is exactly enough to keep our bills paid. Verizon wants $213, we're getting $215 because of whatever state milking her for child support.
(8:51:45 PM) Bahamut725: I get woken up, five minutes ago, to DeAnna arguing with her father because "I'm hungry. I need cigarettes. And Pepsi."
(8:51:50 PM) Bahamut725: Like a petulant five year old.
(8:52:20 PM) Bahamut725: Getting whiny and pissy because we weren't able to go to a PAWN SHOP today to try to get money. With things we don;t have available to pawn. On a Sunday, when pawn shops are closed.
(8:53:09 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: (because clearly, throwing away your actual worthwhile possessions to get cigarettes is a smart decision)
(8:53:10 PM) Bahamut725: And I know the minute that DeAnna gets her paycheck, she is going to let this man walk all over her, because she thinks a corporation will be more lenient and understanding than him.
(8:54:04 PM) Bahamut725: In his world?
(8:54:15 PM) Bahamut725: Cigarettes > his needs > everything else in existance
(8:54:32 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: Such is the way of an addict.
(8:54:41 PM) Bahamut725: If we had to murder someone, or rob a bank? His reply would be "about fuckin' time".
(8:55:10 PM) [livejournal.com profile] bossgoji: Nothing really matters to them except their next fix, honestly. I've seen it way too often, so believe me, sympathy is there.
(8:55:38 PM) Bahamut725: He's an addict who is currently OUR SOURCE OF INCOME, though.
(8:55:50 PM) Bahamut725: So any intervention is going to invariably shoot us in the foot.
(8:56:06 PM) Bahamut725: (As opposed to the more longterm of the foot slowly rotting off and dying.)

Long story short: we have no food, barely enough money to get food IF we manage to somehow beg Verizon for every bit of lenience they can give - hahahahahhahah funny joke - and my father-in-law is begging us to throw shit away on cigarettes and Pepsi.

only reason i haven't started shooting people is because i don't have a gun, jfc.
(3:26:10 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: BUT YES BASICALLY KANTO HAS FALLEN APART
(3:26:51 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: This place needs the strong dictatorial hand-wing of Lou Gia. I must conquer this land. It is my ambition.
(3:28:59 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: The grinding is a bit obnoxious! But really, the game loses all its narrative.
(3:29:13 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: However, what is there suggests things that would lend to interesting fanfic.
(3:29:33 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Well, that's okay then.
(3:30:26 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I like the mentality that, since Red was crowned champion at the end of the first gen and Team Rocket was (supposedly) disbanded, a few things happened.
(3:30:54 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: One, the eighth gym needed a leader. Rival Character/Gary/Blue/whatev stepped in. This much is canon.
(3:31:25 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: There's also Koga, who somehow irritated his way into the Elite Four and dumped a teenage girl who appears to be related to him in his old gym.
(3:31:33 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: She's his daughter.
(3:32:03 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Allegedly. *cross arms* She may be a robot he built when he realized he was a -terrible person and no one would go near him-.
(3:32:08 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: ...I hate Koga.
(3:32:10 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Point.
(3:32:29 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Thing is? They never say what happens to a champion who beats the old champion.
(3:32:39 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And yet, Lance is there as if nothing happened in Gen 1.
(3:34:10 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: I'm pretty sure either Main Character G1 Version stepped down to go on a cave-finding mission, or Lance just finally beat him again, so he went off to grind forever.
(3:34:20 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: (Gen4 suggests that the new Champ takes over for the old one, but since Dawn still had things to do - ie the Sinnoh Pokedex - and was too young still, Cynthia held the seat pro-tempore)
(3:34:23 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And...
(3:34:28 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I go with that. Kind of.
(3:34:31 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: My speculation, as of such, ties into the very minimal RBY post-game.
(3:35:33 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Red found Mewtwo. Something about that encounter broke him enough that he just... disappeared. He hadn't been very social to begin with, being that he was the archetype for Ash - someone who invariably found more friendship in pokemon than in other humans - but now he had no reason to be social at /all/.
(3:36:54 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: So he's not so much training as he's been thrusting his fists at the air and going "SCIENCE! BAH!" for the last two/three years.
(3:37:24 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Not really training. Just. Existing. Hermits don't train, after all.
(3:37:58 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Lance stepped in, naturally, to take back over. However, between Lance busying himself in Johto with Neo Team Rocket and Red gone - and the E4, it should be noted, being total douchebag jerkoffs - Kanto fell into ABSOLUTE shit. The one person who was powerful enough to make a difference AND gave a damn, Blue, did what he could, but ultimately couldn't do the whole job himself.
(3:38:47 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: So basically the whole thing is falling apart because the infrastructure fell in thanks to rampant pokemon battling.
(3:40:12 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Yes.
(3:40:22 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And Mew is sitting on the sidelines with that memetic Light Yagami face.
(7:12:24 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I feel like everything's falling apart. Again.
(7:13:28 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I'm still unemployed, my father-in-law - who, through the fact he gets SSI and the fact that DeAnna is on payroll as HIS CARETAKER, is our only source of income - is in the hospital getting abnormal CAT readings and with blood being found in his stomach
(7:13:59 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Even WITH the money we're bringing in, it's going to be a small miracle if we can manage to pay electric and phone bills both this month
(7:14:44 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: We're gonna run out of food stamp money about two weeks before we get more - AS USUAL, we haven't had the chance to do laundry for over a month
(7:14:50 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: The cats have no fresh litter, no food - we've been feeding them bargain bin luncheon meat
(7:15:07 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: DeAnna's to the point where HER addiction is starting to put a strain on everything...
(7:15:21 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Things were supposed to get better.
(7:15:23 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: This is not better.
(7:15:50 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And I can't help but feel like the world is trying to pile the guilt onto me because I don't have any way of making money.
(7:16:20 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: What am I supposed to do? Resort to theft? Start killing people? Whoring myself out? (Hah, as if /that/ would work)
(7:16:54 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I'm already basically a goddamn drug runner, enabling my fath-in-law to sell off his prescription meds just so we can GET BY.
(7:18:02 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: And the worst part is, /I'm/ not even the one getting the worst of the pressure, meaning I get to just sit and uselessly watch as this basically makes DeAnna fall apart.

(7:19:42 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: if we had any sort of safety net here i'd suggest that [[livejournal.com profile] bossgoji] come over this way should things go wrong with DeAnna's dad
(7:19:43 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: but
(7:19:45 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: we don't
(7:19:51 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: meaning if his body gives up on him
(7:19:59 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: that's it
(7:20:01 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: there's nothing else
(7:20:09 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: nothing to fall back on
(7:21:59 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I just wish I knew what to do.
(7:22:13 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: It's real easy to say "you need to get a job", but... even if I did look harder than I have been
(7:22:19 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Even if I got a job tomorrow
(7:22:40 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: bills are due in exactly one week, I don't know exactly how much we have that we're able to pay
(7:22:46 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: we may not have ANY money at ALL

(7:27:23 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: All the bridges are burned anyway. Both me and DeAnna have frozen paypal accounts because we owe them individually at least $100 each
(7:27:47 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: the reason we may not have ANY money is because both of us are individually in debt to Chase at least that much
(7:28:01 PM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: To say nothing of the child support that keeps getting leeched from DeAnna
swordianmaster: the crudest drawing of a sword imaginable (LOL SONIC)
( Sep. 9th, 2011 07:20 pm)
[7:14:22 PM] [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Well. Tails.
[7:14:43 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I didn't think you'd go for him.
[7:14:53 PM] [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: The butt-attachments. Not the fox.
[7:14:57 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: ...
[7:15:17 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: MY NAME
[7:15:23 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: IS BUTT ATTACHMENTS THE FOX.
[7:15:39 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: I FOLLOW AROUND MY HERO RUNFAST THE SPIKETHING.
[7:15:50 PM] [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: C'MON RUNFAST WE NEED TO GET _BUSY_
[7:16:03 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: OH NO I JUST SAID SOMETHING THAT THE SHIPPERS.
[7:16:06 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: OH WELL
[7:16:32 PM] [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: I have a foot tall talking tails.
[7:16:43 PM] [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: It yells "WE NEED TO GET BUSY!" and 'WEEEE DID ITTT"
[7:17:01 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: obviously intended for the furries
[7:17:15 PM] [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: *wave*
[7:17:30 PM] [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: The SEXUAL furries.
[5:00:12 AM] Bahamut725: Twelve.
[5:00:16 AM] Bahamut725: 12, 12, 12, 12, 12.
[5:00:18 AM] Bahamut725: So much.
[5:00:23 AM] Bahamut725: I wanted SO BAD to like that game.
[5:00:32 AM] Bahamut725: I am a GIGANTIC Matsuno fanboy.
[5:00:50 AM] Bahamut725: I love everything that even TOUCHES the "Ivalice Alliance".
[5:00:57 AM] Bahamut725: And the worldbuilding in 12? Fantastic.
[5:01:53 AM] Bahamut725: But... then the story is just incomprehensible, your viewpoint character has less personality than a wet cat dropping, and the combat system is just stupid.
[5:02:24 AM] [redacted]: All the issues with 8 and 10, with none of the good parts.
[5:02:36 AM] Bahamut725: No, not even that.
[5:02:41 AM] Bahamut725: You want my analogy?
[5:02:47 AM] [redacted]: Go for it.
[5:03:03 AM] Bahamut725: "Silmarillion: The Video Game".
[5:03:36 AM] [redacted]: ...
[5:03:37 AM] [redacted]: Y'know...
[5:03:47 AM] [redacted]: You've got a point.
[5:04:43 AM] Bahamut725: It's a cash-in on a famous franchise's success. It's a glorified world omnibus that tries to parade itself as a readable narrative. It's obtuse as shit and at least part of that is due to the author's fucking insanity.
[5:04:49 AM] Bahamut725: The parallels are more than a few.

EDIT:
[5:07:15 AM] [redacted]: But Silmarillion had saving graces in that it was basically just whatever the heck he wanted to write in the style he did. I actually understood it - then again, I'm verbose and over-literary. It's got reasons for existing.
[5:07:24 AM] Bahamut725: ...
[5:07:40 AM] [redacted]: Can't say I enjoyed it, but I did follow it.
[5:07:58 AM] Bahamut725: j.r.r. tolkien
[5:08:07 AM] Bahamut725: is a writer i will never be able to stomach.
[5:08:23 AM] [redacted]: Not so for me.
[5:08:37 AM] Bahamut725: This is a man who spouted platitudes about the phrase "Cellar door". He was a linguist first and anything else /never/.
[5:08:45 AM] Bahamut725: The world he made? Fantastic. Beautiful. Detailed.
[5:08:53 AM] Bahamut725: Actually READING about it? Oh god where is the acid.
While discussing Nier with Xyzzy:

(6:44:29 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Seriously on a good day you can equip Magic Words and turn on the rotating blade forcefield and sprint through the middle of the ... Pridelands or whatever the hell is right outside the village, and you'd just meatgrinder everything.
(6:44:58 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Pridelands.
(6:45:09 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: man The Lion King would be a lot different if it had Shades and Yonah.
(6:45:13 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: ...And was made by Cavia.
(6:45:26 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: If it was made by Cavia, Simba SO would have gotten eaten by hyenas.
(6:45:50 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Timon would have solo'd the last 3/4ths of the story and then curled up to die.
(6:46:29 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: ...okay now I'm picturing Nala as Kaine and it's unexpectedly kind of weirdly hot.
(6:46:37 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: ....Nono, see
(6:46:43 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: You're looking at this from post-timeskip
(6:46:46 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: What is WRONG with my sex drive. *rattled*
(6:46:50 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: ...Oh, right.
(6:46:53 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: Nala and Simba were both children.
(6:46:57 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: In turn they are not Nier and Kaine
(6:47:04 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: they are Manah and Seere.
(6:47:13 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: ...
(6:47:20 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: A HYENA THAT CRUSHES LIKE A MACE! *glee face*
(6:47:40 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Or I guess it would be an elephant or someth WHY AM I THINKING OF THIS.
(6:48:30 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: and then Nala would go splut and suddenly giant Wall-Es would descend from the heavens.
(6:48:57 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: ...now I'm thinking, like... Simba as Emil. Forced to wear the skeletal remains from that place the sun doesn't shine.
(6:49:26 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: ...And the wording of that makes me think of him pulling his skeleton OUT OF HIS RECTUM.
(6:49:26 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Except he'd look more like a Jack Skellington cosplay, and then suddenly it's Kingdom Hearts.
(6:49:55 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: As long as we can get some Pumbaa drifting in, the world is a happy place.
(6:50:55 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: This is so going on the LJ, I hope you note.

(6:52:06 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: Can I just say that I was trying to remember the -name- of the "Where the light doesn't touch" place and just mangled it, for the record?
(6:52:28 AM) [livejournal.com profile] swordianmaster: (elephant graveyard, IIRC)
(6:52:53 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: OH.
(6:53:13 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: ...okay then yeah it can go on the LJ. Which is -also- a place the sun doesn't shine lately, I wish to note.
(6:53:17 AM) [livejournal.com profile] xyzzysqrl: *draw smiley face on you*

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