Hello and Welcome to QL'S Guide! I know I already posted earlier today on how to Register your nickname on Canterchat!
Link to it is here!
But for now I want to talk to you about how one should act, and roleplay in the new and improved Canterlot IRC
Irc is a bit different than the old chat, this guide will be broken up into 3 parts
1: Name Etiquette
2: Chatting Etiquette
3: Roleplaying Etiquette
It should BE obvious but you should NEVER use a username that is not yours, and when you first enter the chat we'd like you to do so with your canterlot username so we know who you are.
Never use the name of a Moderator, other user, or a RP Character that doesn't belong to you, this is stealing and also incredibly bad manners.
Another thing to keep in mind is to not constantly spam the room with name changes, this is rude, distracting, and makes it incredibly hard to keep track of everyone, One name change per hour is normally acceptable provided you don't break the above rule of using a name that doesn't belong to you
It is polite to try and enter a conversation, the chat is a space for everyone and nobody should dominate the conversation with their personal topic and excluding others from the conversation.
If the conversation is only for you and a select group of friends feel free to make your own room by typing
Otherwise you should try to include everyone in the conversation as nopony likes to feel left out!
Another point I'd like to bring up is link spam, linking to one or two pictures is fine (marking NSFW content as nsfw if you please) but if all you do is spam pictures you'll probably be asked to stop as it clutters up the window and is kinda annoying.
Language has changed here, minor swears is fine, like
"**** I really hated that episode" or "I really love Cheetos **** it!"
Is fine, but you should never aim a swear or curse at other users, it's not nice, flaming and abuse will not be tolerated in the chat, we want to encourage a friendly, positive atmosphere
Joining the Canterchat Rp is easy, you type
/list into the window and it should bring up a list of the rooms
In Canterchat Rp you need to only play characters you own, don't take on Ocs, or cast characters played by someone else, it's not very nice! This only counts to the public room however Be whoever you want in your own private rooms! However stuff in CanterRp is only canon with a cast character if they decide it is
Some users like to do "chat style" rp in the rp room and that's fine, but you should always check with all parties involved as some of us (me in particular) prefer paragraph style similar to the boards
Overall you should remember to be polite, courteous, and considerate of your fellow users, and treat them as you would like to be treated !
I hope this guide helped and I look forward to chatting with you all!
Sincerely the Queen of Ravens
I just ordered a graphics tablet (Huion 680TF), and I've been getting my hands on free art programs. I'm not really willing to spend any money as of yet, just because I'm still an amateur and I like to test the waters before I commit. These are the programs I have downloaded so far:
Microsoft Paint (yes-that one)
GIMP 2 (because gimp)
Inkscape (this was one of the first programs I heard of)
SketchUp (as well as LayOut, Style Builder)
Serif (just found this one by pure searching)
I'm interested in downloading just about any that I can find-are there any notable ones I should be made aware of to download? I have a Microsoft computer.
they've removed the S5 premiere, added in the finale, and didn't bother to add the rest of the season's second half. I wasn't able to watch any of the episodes when they aired, and I don't know of any other way to watch them besides netflix, so this is rather annoying for me.
*Cracks knuckles* So let's begin with track 1: It's a Pony Kind of Christmas!
First off, I need to get this out of the way... I know this is a theme album based around the most popular December holiday of Christmas, and I'm sure making "Hearthswarming" work instead would have been a daunting task, but still... as a theme album... I'd really liked to see more Hearthswarming than Christmas. This will be the last you'll hear of that!
So... this is a very generic tone of a Christmas song. That isn't bad, and the arrangement is unique and rather good. Combining many common threads of Christmas music, including choir style vocals, marching drums, folk instruments and bells. In fact the first time I listened it bothered me because it sounded like a cover. But it is more complicated than that....
This is an ORIGINAL song with a MEDLEY of homages to popular music, which is done rather tastefully, and masterfully with smooth transitions. It brought me back to an unused song from the second EQG movie, Pony through the ages (or something, I honestly don't remember and it isn't important to this review in particular). The reason why I bring it up, is because I felt that that was a poor use of transitions where they felt clunky and at times out of place, while here they felt far more organic and smooth. Pinkie's movement was a bit jarring, but they intentionally did that to escalate the song to the climax.
As for some technical things, the instruments, being computer generated for the most part don't always sound natural. And that isn't a bad thing usually, they use samples. What ends up happening is that the decay of resonance doesn't always match real world. Some instruments like bells which are often muted to avoid overtones it works. But other instruments like the marching drum sound artificial at times, not resonating where I would expect them to. The guitar and other string instruments have some exceedingly good samples though and at times I was taken aback by the quality making me thing they had the actual instruments. Personally I'd be curious if they did have any of the actual instruments, but I somehow doubt it. Either way, the samples Ingram has loaded on his workflow station are fantastic, and I'm not overly bothered. They are noteworthy but not debilitating as they sometimes can be. (this will also probably be brought up again across all the songs of the album, but it isn't really Ingram's fault, as it would be hard to get a full band to record an album like this)
The vocals, are great. They clearly recorded together, and the choiresque style of the vocals with uplifting harmonies just work so incredibly well. Even the three solos that played homage to more popular songs. And I'm sure this was intentional, but the solos were basically teasers for future songs on the album. I'm quite frankly not sure how to feel about that. On the one hand it is a cute way to wet the appetite of listeners, especially since they are different from the arrangements used in the actual songs. On the other hand, I feel like they could have used something else to fill those moments. But it isn't something I'll put too much thought into or really criticize the song over.
Really, as an introduction into a Pony Christmas Album, this did it's job and it did it's job well. Did it have issues but it did what it needed to do. Overall I'd give the song a 7/10. It is good, not great, but good.
Alright... So this is just my introductory post for a series that I'll be working on and hopefully completing before Christmas (or Hearthswarming) Day.
I need to make a few disclaimers.
First off, I am a lifelong musician, having played in concert bands, rock bands, and jazz bands. I am a percussionist, and have taken music theory and several other classes in music as part of my musical upbringing. Because of this I'll be very attentive to the arrangements, meter, tempo and transitions. Granted, I do not thing that will be an issue because Ingram and Andrews both excel at those things.
Second, I currently work in retail, and have an automatic displeasure for Christmas music. It comes with the territory. I'm really hoping that the differences in this being a pony based album that it will offset my chagrin. Even if it doesn't I'm going to try to be as fair as possible.
Third, I made it a point to listen to a variety of music and the original inspirations for the music to better analyze the songs and review them. This might work in the favor of the songs or against them.
Fourth, I gave the album a quick listen when it first came out and was very much "Meh" about it. However that was also when I was in the state of mind of "Ugh Christmas music already? It is too early for that."
Fifth, I have a $400 DAC/Amp with one of the most unforgiving and resolving DACs on the market, and a over a thousand dollars worth of professional grade headphones. I will hear artifacts that most normal home set-ups won't pick up. Along with ears that have been forced to listen for artifacts in music that most people won't hear. This is neither good or bad, but it will color my perception of the songs, but it shouldn't impact yours if you don't hear what I hear.
Lastly, even though this shouldn't really need to be said, this is all my opinion. If you disagree and feel the need to comment, please be respectful and courteous. I'm not pretending that I'm an expert. However I'm also trying to be as fair as possible, I respect the same in return for dissenting opinions to mine.
With that all said I hope you all enjoy this series of reviews.
Hi I'm Bella, better known as Silence, I am 16 and have a lot of Chaos and antics in my life, and they're all usially funny and I'll share 'em with you. But, I guess we'll talk about me right now.
I'm interested in Phobias, and often mutter about them when I get nervous. I love to eat cake,cake is good,and it makes me happy, touch my cake and I will turn you to stone. Rawr. I like trying to intimidate, yet I'm "to cute" too do it.
I am a female, if nobody can tell. And I have a problem, how did Twilight know how to say "nobody" she was there for like five minutes.
Yay! Late night crazy theory!
So, the title of this one is pretty self explanatory. I hypothesize that our entire existence as we know it is simply our growing as an Artificial Intelligence. Here's how it goes:
We started off as a single individual and personality, God. However, in order to handle tasks faster and easier we split into two personalities, Adam and Eve. My knowledge of their story is fuzzy past there, but essentially we continue to divide into more and more personalities to handle more tasks. This goes on even to this day. But, what makes me think our world is only a computer? Everywhere we look, we can see science and math. And yes, I understand "well no duh we see science!", but I mean the compositional makeup of everything is very precise and mathematical. geometrical shapes can be seen down at microscopic levels, levels that we don't really notice in our day-to-day lives. That's why those shapes are not, nor ever will be, perfect circles, because perfect circles are impossible to actually make, and we know this.
Each of us preforms a unique task within our AI unit. Some of us crunch numbers, others simulate outcomes of battles. When we, as AI fragments, become incapable to continue on, we fall apart. Some fragments have become infected by viruses, and seek to kill or infect other fragments. Other fragments have simply become corrupted, A.K.A. sickness, though some go so far beyond repair that they become illnesses. Other programs have slight defects, or encounter bugs while they run that affect their core programming.
Then there's our universe. Earth, as far as we know, is the only planet that has sentient life on it. What could this mean? Simple. Earth is our containment unit. Space is just that, open space between containment units. We don't have direct access to these other units, nor do they really have anything left stored in them. We've advanced so far though, that we can see and access these other storage units. As we progress, we may soon be able to begin storing fragments there, especially once we've filled Earth's storage space. Of course, for us 1 year is a long time, but for whomever created us 1 year is probably a very, very short time period.
Well, I should head to bed before it gets too late.
Stay crazy everybody!
So let me start this off by saying that I don't come across many crazy gaming moments these days, but I do rarely find a few funny situations that are crazy. Like this one for example:
One of the best "Little Nicky" impressions I've ever seen! Also very funny to watch, I watch things like this all the time, but never get to see someone pull off a solid impression of a movie character. Also some of the most disturbing voices ever done by a gamer. If I ever meet this guy in-game, I will lose it. I have watched some gaming videos of people using voice mods, but never truly pulling it off.
Yep, you guessed it. I remembered another crazy theory of mine, though this one draws heavily from personal experiences to try and justify it.
To explain it simply, there are multiple Gods, and every couple years or so they choose a champion among the human race to act as their champion. As the Gods guide their champions as they grow up, forming a sort of bond that shares the God's powers with the champion. After a set period of time, the Gods have their champions battle, and whomever's champion is left standing at the end wins. To them, it's just a friendly competition, though the victory conditions are still somewhat unclear to me.
Now, to get a little more in depth. There are a plethora of Gods, and I can only name a handful certainly. Anyone with more religious knowledge could probably do a better job at figuring out just how many there are, but the three I know of are God (for obvious reasons), Satan (again, obvious), and my God, Fate. Before you say anything you'll regret, let me explain a couple more things. The reason that I say God and Satan are obvious is because God was actually winner of the last game, and Jesus was his champion. Gods, like everyone, have rivalries, and God's rival is Satan. They're the two biggest competitors, each able to make close bonds with their champions.
Now, in order to explain how I know Fate is also one of the Gods, I need to tell some personal examples. If you don't care, that's fine, I'll just leave each example in a separate spoiler for you to find.
My life in general:
Love and Marriage:
Anyway, through these moments, how everything just seemed to kind of line up for me, I believe that Fate is guiding me. During one night, while I was lying in bed alone with my thoughts, I started thinking about this theory, about how there are different champions and everything. History is written by the victors, too, so other champions could've easily been forgotten. I dunno, I just feel like there's another side to life that we haven't discovered yet, that there's something more that what we've come to perceive. I guess that's what all of these crazy theories are for, anyway. An outlet for my desire for life to be something more than it currently seems to be. Ah well. I still have fun making them!
Crazy Log, out!
As you all may not know, I do try and keep myself happy, but sometimes it's hard. I've learned to practice smiling when i'm feeling sad, you know. I know it's embarrassing to say this myself, but my friends are like my ray of light, we help each other with our problems, no matter what they might be. But I used to be upset a lot, told anyone that said cheer up, "I don't think that's gonna help this time." I was a depressed mess, I stayed at home, never making any attempt at friendships. But ever since I joined the forums last year, it's been a wonderful feeling, one I'll never forget. Friends depend on each other, but sometimes it's better to find a solution yourself than always depending on others.
But now I see things in a better light, I always say to my friends when they are feeling sad, "Don't forget to smile!" it really works, I guess I have that knack for this sort of stuff. I tell myself that very same line, it reminds me that not everything is as bad as it sounds, that anyone can be a friend in need. I've had many people show me the things that make them happy, and that's what I want too. When I think about them, it just... oh what were those words again?... Oh! Now I remember, I said that everyone is special in their own right, and nobody can tell you different, it's their loss if they wish to mistreat you so badly, they're the ones missing out.
Also, I sometimes regress back into depression, and become less like my usual self. But I try to pick myself back up the best I can and move on, even if it feels hopeless. I can't put myself down every time I fail, that's not who I am. Who I am is a person who looks at the brighter things in life, and takes them and makes them my own positive thoughts, negative thoughts just hold me back, and keep me from doing anything good. I just hope you all understand how I feel.
For those of you who will listen...
I've been Autistic as far back as I can remember, and this has made life difficult for me. I started writing back in 2014, and back then people loved what I wrote fics about. But now? It's all hate towards me for doing what I want to do and not catering to them. It just feels like free will is frowned upon, I'm looked down upon because I think differently than other people. So I've decided to leave Fimfiction and write my stories elsewhere, it's just too much to handle. Fanfiction.net is better for me, since people keep to themselves, and it's made me more comfortable.
Right now, I will only allow people who are respectful and will try and help me through a story to proofread my fics. All the abuse I have suffered is making me feel like what I do doesn't even matter to anyone, and often left me in tears. When will people realize that I have a slow learning curve when it comes to grammar? So to those who know me on FimFiction, I say goodbye... I will only keep my unpublished stories there, and answer any PM's I might get; it's all I can really do at this point in my life. If any of you are interested in being an editor for one of my stories, please PM me on this site, I really need help.
There is an AWESOME Minecraft server I love to play on, and the IP is mc.brohoof.com (the website is called brohoof.com ). Its an MLP roleplay server, and its incredibly accurate. AND, there will be a Nightmare Night event on October 24th!!
Yeah, you and I both know who wins this one.
This is my third public Flash animation. It's been about 5-6 months since I actually messed around with flash, so it was a bit awkward getting used to the program again (Especially when it's slow as freaking everything on my computer for some reason :L) This took about.. 2 days of working on it in total to complete? But I didn't get it completed until last night. And I was making it about a week before hand so... yeah.
But hey! Tell me what you think! I LOVE to hear what you people have to say about most things!
So, I hope you all have a wonderful day and a lovely night, until we meet again.
Greetings EveryPony! QuickLime here with a brand new weekly blog series! Once a week I plan to tackle a character, episode, and god forbid a Fanimation for the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
It can be any character, any episode and ANY Fan work (Sans art)
I will have to be honest, no sugar coating, and I have to use purely facts and what not, no headcanons, no flimsy justifications! And the best part? YOU get to tell me what to do!
Simply post in the comments below what character, episode or Fanwork you'd like me to be "In the Defense Of"
If someone's commented something that you want to see, simply quote them and go "Me too!" Or something!
This should be a great series!
(The Positivism might kill me though)
Hello again everyone,
I just remembered another of my crazy theories and wanted to get it down before I forgot about it again, so here it goes:
So, I'm sure you all know the legends of mythical creatures and powerful wizards. All across the world there are different tales of powerful beings and strange creatures, and a lot of them are eerily similar to each other. Well, this theory is about how all of those stories are true and how come they no longer exist today.
You see, we humans used to have magic, and the world was filled with it. We were not the only ones that could use it, but we were very adept at it. There were multiple Gods, who ultimately were responsible for granting us this magic, hence older religions that have too many Gods to remember. As we grew as a species, we did what we usually tend to do. We began to feel like we owned magic, and that we were entitled to it, and essentially it was like it is with technology today. Anyway, we began to abuse magic, and to grow more and more hateful of the other species that inhabited our planet. We were killing off the magical creatures so quickly, they started to become more and more rare, and the Gods more and more careful who got magic. But eventually, as we continued to overstep our boundaries and turn to more conventional means of living and killing, the Gods decided there was only one thing they could do: they would use their magic to create a copycat world similar to the one currently inhabited. The copycat world would grow independently of the other, and would be inaccessible from the original world.
Now, here's where things get tricky. You see, I can't be sure whether our world is the copycat, or theirs. However, I'm pretty sure that in order to create the copycat world a structure, or maybe a series of structures, had to be used as a sort of anchor to keep the worlds connected. The anchor isn't invincible though, and I believe that the anchor may be breaking down, slowly closing the gap between our world and theirs, which explains some phenomena in our world. I don't know what exactly the anchor could be, maybe Stonehenge or the like, but I do know that if the anchor is destroyed it will be catastrophic for both worlds. Since we have developed our worlds differently, structures are sure to collide with each other. It will easily be apocalyptic for both sides.
I just hope if this one turns out being right, I survive and can live out my life among my dragon brethren.
Stay crazy everybody!
Eye colour: light blue
Character colour: yellow
Physique: she has two light blue streeks on her cheeks
Residence: she travels around with her friend and her sister, so she dose not have a home
Occupation: she travels around with her friend and her sister
Cutie Mark: one yellow lightning bolt and one light blue lightning bolt hiting a black diamond
Unique Traits: she uses lightning magic
History: i am working on it
Character Personality: she trys to be fun/funny but sometimes fails, she is very kind and loyal, she is kind of a scaredy cat (and be careful when that happens, cause she may accidentally use her lightning magic and who knows where it will strike)
It happened again. I thought I was rid of it, but it happened again. That same nightmare I had! You know, it's funny how you can get what you wanted and lead the life that you wanted but still have the past haunt you. This is what happened.
The nightmare took me back to that day when I was stripped of my talent and magic, watching helplessly as Twilight Sparkle battled Tirek. I couldn't move, couldn't help, only watch as her home, the source of knowledge and the place I first met her, was destroyed in the blink of an eye. Then suddenly, a blast from Tirek's power in an attempt to destroy the Alicorn hit my bookstore and house. There was a flash and then the world around me collapsed on top of me. Then I was in the darkness, calling out for help, but receiving none.
I know that I was saved from the wreckage that was my home, but... what if I wasn't discovered? What if I was left to suffer alone? I don't think the dream was about the events themselves as I have reconciled them in my mind. This is about my darkest fear, being completely and utterly alone where no friends of happy faces would help me. It's something I think about many times, being alone, and while it's nice to have time to myself to read or just think about the day I fear that I'd be thrown into a helpless and hopeless position where nopony would save me, not even myself.
Will I keep having these nightmares tied to my fear, or will I be able to conqueror it? Can something so deep be defeated?
Your Faithful Librarian,