And doing all right, overall.
…right. Well then.
Friends dragged me out to see The Cabin in the Woods. I’m not sure if I can really recommend the film or not. It was an objectively good, clever movie with some nice special effects and an interesting premise. But it was also a horror film, with all the tropes and hooks that implies, and I really… don’t like those. I have a hard time watching or reading things like that because they have a tendency to stick with me for a long time, not really leaving my brain. It’s part of the reason I stopped visiting the SCP Foundation. It’s a great website, but I’ll see things and…
I explained this to my friends after we saw the film because they had a hard time understanding why I disliked watching the film so much when it was actually really good, and I explained this to them and they asked me if I’d considered counseling. Apparently other people don’t keep getting flashbacks to somewhat traumatic things they’ve seen or read for weeks at a time afterwards. Which is news to me? Because I will occasionally flash back to things that happened to me years ago so I figured it was relatively normal. I don’t know if that makes me damaged enough to need medication or whatever they’d do to me or not. I don’t really trust psychology. Not that I don’t think it’s a valid and helpful discipline or that I think the people that are helped by it don’t legitimately need that help. I just know the times I’ve gone to get counseling it inevitably boiled down to sitting down and talking to a vaguely disinterested guy for a few hours, and then afterwards nothing had ever really changed and not only did it not help but I kind of got the feeling I didn’t have any business being there. I suppose I wasn’t fucked up enough that there was anything to actually fix.
I don’t think living is supposed to hurt this much, but I don’t know, so I don’t know if it merits medical intervention or what. Whatever it is, it’s probably all my fault, so I don’t think anyone would really be able to help anyways. I’m sure I’ll get it right one of these days and maybe the hurting will get better, or I’ll at least get used to it.
In the meantime though, I gotta say, after watching this movie, I kind of realized that a lot of people create a lot of fucked up stuff and are not only accepted by the mainstream but lauded for it. So you know what? I’m not going to feel bad about writing stories about ponies fucking or doing weed or whatever. At least in my stories nobody’s getting their heads sawed off or whatever horror movie fans get off to. Seriously, do people actually like watching this kind of thing or is it some kind of bizarre manhood ritual? Because I’ll stick with my candy-colored equines, thank you very much.
So, another thing from rewatching the season finale. Everyone’s been talking about how Rainbow Dash appears to kiss Fluttershy after saving her from the Dash-copies.
Despite my constant shipping goggles, I didn’t see this at all when I watched it the first time, and I was REALLY skeptical when looking at the gifs of it afterwards. I watched those gifs forever wanting to see a kiss, and I dunno, I just saw Dash lean forward a little when she picked up Fluttershy. Saying that they actually kissed and that this was intentional is an extraordinary claim and I wasn’t seeing extraordinary evidence.
But like I said, I rewatched it this afternoon and paid closer attention during that scene. And the actual episode has a very relevant thing that gifs don’t have: sound. There is a sound effect when Dash’s and Fluttershy’s muzzles appear to meet. It seems to be a kissing sound effect. I don’t see anything else that could cause that sound in that moment.
…I don’t know what to think anymore. I feel like a crazy person for even considering it. I mean, they wouldn’t do that, right? That would be such a big deal. And it’s still pretty ambiguous and I’m skeptical. But it’s a lot less ambiguous than I first thought and I’m so confused.
Same thing here. When I first saw the episode I didn’t even blink at that scene, and then someone pointed it out. I rewatched it, and it didn’t really seem like that was what was happening, so I kinda panned it. Then later on the same conversation happened again, and I rewatched it again, and… honestly at this point I don’t know. Dash leaning towards Fluttershy could just be her picking her up, the sound effect could just be the sound of Fluttershy being pulled upright like they sometimes do in tv to emphasize movement… but it really looks an awful lot like they’re stealing some quick makeouts.
It doesn’t really make any sense though. I mean, if they’re going to have the characters smooch, why there? Are they trying to make it ambiguous? Is this another little nod to the fandom, or just an awkwardly animated scene?
…and if they’re going to give us a nod, why those particular ponies? FlutterDash is cute, but it’s hardly the most popular couple…
Not safe for anything.
So I sat down earlier today. And I was gonna write some MLP fanfic. And I had the germ of an idea I wanted to play with. And I didn’t have a title for it. So I just. Wrote down the first thing that came to mind.
So now I have a text program open entitled “Rarity Fucks on the First Date.”
And then some friends come over and it turns out someone’s having a birthday so we all go out for pizza and then we come home and play Dominion because he likes Dominion and as per usual the game takes like three. Fucking. Hours. To play.
I fucking hate Dominion.
So I come in here afterwards ‘cause everyone’s gone home or gone to bed and I’m gonna sit down and do something. And I look at this file. At this thing I’ve written.
I have actually typed the words “Rarity Fucks on the First Date.”
If something happened to me right now, people would come into my room and after they moved my corpse they would find “Rarity Fucks on the First Date.”
And now I am seriously thinking it would be a net gain for everyone involved if I just set my computer on fire and killed myself.
“Rarity Fucks on the First Date.”
What the FUCK is wrong with me.
Samus: Which, though the whole thing, I was yelling, “SUCCUBUS SUCCUBUS SUCCUBUS,” but even though MLP is great about including obscure mythological monsters, I guess succubi are off the menu
Ragnell: What the fuck
Scarab: Changeling succubus.
Magnus: she kind of was
Magnus: she was feeding off his energy/love/magic
Samus: Mags: G-rated succubi
Magnus: and he thought she was his fiance, so they probably fucked
Samus: After all, MLP’s version of the Wendigo didn’t turn ponies into cannibals
Samus: Though that would have rocked
Scarab: And then she blasted off again.
Magnus: hee hee hee
Samus: Mags: I cannot picture ponies having sex before marriage. It’s a world made out of cake and cookies.
Scarab: Hell went unguarded for a couple hours. I’m sure there are nastier monsters out there.
Zafflesia: I have honestly never thought about ponies having sex until YOU started watching the show
Ragnell: What the actual fuck!
Samus: Well, fillies have a penis and stallions have a vagina
Samus: oh wait a minute
Wolf: There’s plenty of people in the BDSM community who love this new MLP. Particularly the ponyplayers.
Samus: strike that. reverse it, thank you.
Magnus: word of god is they reproduce sexually! I’m not making this up!
Ragnell: Here, wait, I know how to fix this, I’ll just be a moment
* Ragnell stabs himself in the face
Zafflesia: lol no not those ponies
Samus: Yeah, I could see the Ponies being a big thing in ponyplay
Ragnell: Okay, I’m better now
Zafflesia: I mean candy skittles cartoon ponies
Samus: Mags: I imagine Faust has been asked more than once
Magnus: yeah, someone asked her if little ponies reproduce through budding
Magnus: and, completely unsolicited, she profferred the information that they reproduce the same way real ponies do
Samus: Budding XD
Samus: But with the way the ponies are anthromorphized, they probably do it missionary style.
Scarab: Their legs do bend in non-ponyish ways.
Scarab: For example: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/138/942/130823115489.png?1308800130
Samus: Scarab: I NOTICED
Zafflesia: Man she’s basically made of gelatin
Zafflesia: a gummy pony
Zafflesia: a real horse tries to sit like that, it’s probably looking at disintegrated thighs
Samus: Oh god, but gelatin comes from hooves
Samus: I AM A PONY MADE OF HOOVES
Zafflesia: it’s like a horrible but cute amalgamation of horses killed for their hooves
Magnus: … jesus christ, and you guys scream when I talk about ponies fuckin’
Magnus: yes, that’s much worse than a pony golem made from gummed horse corpses
tamerobot said: … Mags, where are you going that you see so much screaming on the topic that YOU and not ME dreams of Garrus at night???
I read a lot of webcomics. THEY HAVE ALL DONE COMICS ABOUT MASS EFFECT.
Some of them have done SEVERAL.
Also, I just have really vivid fucking nightmares sometimes. And sometimes those nightmares are about a crab ass faced alien trying to fuck me.
The crab ass faced alien might have turned into the changeling queen from My Little Pony at some point.
Or I might have been exaggerating about the dreaming thing for the sake of humor.
No, but seriously, every comic Katie Tiedrich has done since the game came out has been about Mass Effect. I think she’s going insane.
kiapurity said: …this kind of feels like it’s a bit directed at me, ahahaha
I assure you, it is directed at THE ENTIRE INTERNET.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t post whatever you want on your own blog, and I would never say that you should feel bad for doing so, I’m just letting people know that I see Garrus’ crab ass face when I sleep and I didn’t even play the games.
Please don’t stop being enthusiastic about a thing you’re enthusiastic about. I’m not trying to make any personal attacks. I just had to scream.
I know it was kind of a big thing.
And I know a lot of people are still very excited/upset about it.
And they are perfectly within their rights to be so.
But god damnit, I gotta say this once.
I am sick to death of being bombarded with anything Mass Effect.
The only reason I’m not being more belligerent about it is because in a little less than a month Diablo 3 will go live and it’s not so much that I’ll have my revenge so much as I’ll just stop caring about anything else.
I should finish my fanfic before then…
hewhoisknownasiam said: Kisses or gtfo
On repeated viewings of the scene, I am forced to admit that it really does look like Rainbow gave Fluttershy a quick smooch when she pulled her to her hooves.
We can take this to mean that Flutterdash is canon, or we can choose to believe that Fluttershy is simply so adorable that even a very manly pony like Rainbow Dash cannot resist the urge to kiss her little head when she looks like she needs it. Or possibly that she’s so adorable even the animators can’t resist the urge to make a very manly pony like Rainbow Dash kiss her little head when she looks like she needs it.
Fluttershy is so adorable that her very existence causes a singularity that draws in and absorbs errant kisses and makes them her own.
I can’t stop laughing what the hell is wrong with me. XD
Thank you to all the animators and writers and voice actors and directors and producers and every other person who had a hand in this season and the last season and this show in general.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for one of the greatest seasons of television I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. You consistently went above and beyond for us, and showed just how much you love making this show by making it practically flawless all year long.
And I thank you not just for the show- but for the community that has sprung up because of it. They are some of the best, most talented, and amazing people in the world and I love them all to death.
We love the show as much as you guys do, and it shows in the all-around quality of this fandom.
Thank you so very much for 26 episodes of absolute perfection, and here’s to another 4 seasons and a movie.