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 believe I promised an explanation of what I've been up to. Well, here it is! I know; a bad start. But bear with me.~
Though I've lived in the same city for my whole life, I've moved 3 times. Times are tough. Anyway, the second move by far put me in the worst situation. My grandmother and I moved in with my aunt and one of my cousins. Things were fine at first. We got along, had fun, and were civil to each other. I can't remember the moment everything went wrong; frankly, just mentioning this is making me uncomfortable. But I can definitely recall the 3 worst experiences of living with them. My cousin was the one who did the damage. He has a short temper, violent tendancies, and access to various weapons. Not a good combination.
First, there was the day our internet went out. By necessity, the modem for the internet was kept in my cousin's bedroom. See, he had a desktop computer, so he needed to connect it directly to the modem to get internet access; he couldn't use wi-fi, like the rest of us. He didn't want anybody in his bedroom without permission, no matter the reason. So, try to imagine this. You're somewhere you know you aren't supposed to be, but you don't need to be there for long. Just long enough to press a button, then leave. Then, you hear the front door open. You pray it's anybody but who you think it is. Your aunt. Your grandmother. A burglar with a gun; ANYBODY but your violent cousin. Then, you hear something else. "You're f*****!" In an instant, he's upon you, connecting with blow after blow. The beating only lasts a few seconds, and is followed by a screaming match, in which you desparately try to defend your actions, to no avail. Nobody else is home; nobody can help you. It's you and this monster. I'm thankful he didn't shoot me, or break my phone. But my stomach hurt for days afterwards, and one of his punches busted my lip open. I later found out that he knew I'd do that, and set me up.
I wasn't the target of the next one, but it was still scary. I honestly forget what set this off, but this was a fight between him and my grandmother. While I didn't see the fight, I heard it, and locked my bedroom door to keep him away. He broke my grandmother's phone, threw hot noodles at her, and spit in her face. Not to mention the raging and swearing. With my phone by my side, I dialed 911. In case you were wondering why I didn't do that during the last incident, rest assured it wouldn't have helped. Police did show up, but, despite my insistance that he was in possession of drugs and a firearm, nothing was done.
Likely the most scared I've ever been was when I broke my cousin's prized mortar and pestle. He kept them on a shelf in the bathroom. I had just gotten out of the shower, and grabbed my underwear, which I had put on that shelf, as well. Suddenly, I heard something shatter. No. Oh, dear sweet Celestia, NO!! The stick part - I forget what it's called - hit the tile floor and broke into 2 pieces. I thought, without exaggeration, that would be my last day alive. I wanted to run. To run and not look back until I was sure this demon couldn't find me. My grandmother, much to my horror, ordered that I tell my cousin the truth. So I did. Honestly, I'm still surprised I'm alive to type this. He screamed at me, and threatened to kick my throat in. But he never actually struck. He insisted that what I broke was irreplaceable, despite my telling him that I had found plenty more online that I was willing to buy as a replacement.
We made up last Christmas, but I still have flashbacks. My grandmother and I moved to an apartment complex, where we live now. I actually don't live too far away from that house of horror. I don't dare go back. I accidentally had something shipped there, because I forgot to change my shipping address online. Whoever lives there now can keep it.
I had avoided watching any of Season 8 because I just didn't care much for the show anymore, well that and I no longer have access to Discover Family. However, I took time today to watch episodes from that season and I must admit, they were pretty good.
NOT saying that I have my full enthusiasm for MLP again, but at least I feel good viewing this latest season.
Shows are hard to find on YT, guess Hasbro changed their policy on them since last season.
Oh well, I'm still around, watching from afar.....
My pairings : ( NOT ALL WILL HAVE KIDS!! )
Tempest Shadow and Fluttershy [ I have a very interesting story for these two ]
Maud Darlene Pie (I made this up, it fits to me) and Trixie Lulamoon
Thorax and Spike
Pinkamena Diane Pie and Princess Twilight Sparkle
SciTwi and Timber
Sunset Shimmer and Flash Sentry
Starlight Glimmer and Sunburst
Shining Armor, Princess Cadence and Queen Chrysalis [ Love has no boundaries for these three ]
Apple Jack and Trouble shoes
Big Mac and Sugarbelle
Silverspoon and Babseed
Scootalo and Diamond tiara
Apple bloom is single in my verse
Sweetie Belle is also single
Cheese Sandwhich and Prince Blueblood [ I love the story I made for them ]
Trenderhoof and Zephyr Breeze
Gilda and Lightning Dust
Rarity and Rainbowdash
Sorry guys, but with my moving, as well as some other stressful stuff, I won't be able to continue the playlist of the week for now. I will still be posting on the forums, so no worries there!
Anyways, hope to see all ya as soon as I can,
So, it's Time to d-d-d-d-d-d-duel!
Seriously though, Hope you guys had a good week, and to help this week be the best it can be I bring another case of tv themes, animated this time!
So, Let's get Digital!
Obviously I had to start with the Theme for MLP
I just couldn't find a good cover of transformers show theme, so (Or for that matter, the original..)
Got a bonus song this time, this guy does a really good job of doing about 20 cartoon themes in about 7 minutes
Next week, we head to the movies!
So, last week, I promised a trip to TVLand, and when I went to set up the tour, I found that there were way too many themes for me to choose, so I decided to break them apart. This week will just be Live TV shows. Mostly, The songs are the theme songs, but Tom Sawyer for instance is from a specific episode of Chuck, so...
Hopefully this brought back some memories
Next week, It'll be time for the Animated shows! That list is gonna be a heck of a lot longer.
So, Who's ready to take a trip around the United States?
We got representatives from California, from Las Vegas, from New York, and even from Bowling Green, Kentucky!
Next week, we'll take a trip to Tv land, so don't change that channel!
So, it's that time of the week again! Last week was pretty upbeat, but with only a few weeks of summer left, I figure it's time for the obligatory list of Summertime songs.
Now most of these are songs that make me think of summer, not songs that are specifically about summer, and I have to say, I may be in trouble. It's only the third week, the third list, and I've already kinda had trouble making it... so fingers crossed, I can keep the steamboat rolling on the river!
Next week, I'm thinking on doing sounds of the USA, and before you go thinking I mean patriotic songs, I mean songs that give glimpses into the culture of different parts of the united states, what do you guys (and gals, I don't judge ) think?
So, last week, I promised a more upbeat playlist. While I can't guarantee that you'll find this one better, I personally use it when I'm feeling low, to get myself in the mood to rock out and take on whatever lemons life will throw at me.
Remember, When Life gives you lemons, tell life to back off, make lemon grenades, and burn life's house down for giving you those yellow sour demons...
Next week, we'll be having some fun in the sun!
Hello everycreatureone. It is I Szalhi, commander over the creatures of my creation and the most human thing on the world (take that robots.) Or basically, I'm just a user if you're boring and need clarification. This is my first Blog that is not completely satirical (although if you want me to keep doing the wholesome episode reviews, then I'll totally do that. I've only done Four episodes so far, and It's totally been hard work.)
In this blog I'm going to talk about something I have no personal experience with at all, but is such a passion for me because I'm weird about that. You should all know about it, it's literally one thing all my OC's have.
You see to me, Disabled characters are only relevant if their disability is just a trait. As much as there is a downside, it can't have such a significant part in disrupting the equillibrium. A disabled character should work to overcome as much of their disability as they can, to replace their loss. But the replacement shouldn't be a direct replication. I'm not going to say I hate ponies who overcome their disability with a direct replacement, I'm just saying it doesn't add much to the character at all I.E magic eyes and stuff. Basically anything that they didn't have to earn on their own.
You can see that through my four OC's I have on this site.
Loose Cannon: Loose is blind, has been since shortly after birth. She does not remember anything about sight, but I'm not going to deny that she did have it for upmost a week. Her blindness was caused by Uveitis meaning her eyes basically burned out. Her blindness by default doesn't completely restrict navigation, but compared to a sighted pony, then it is obvious that it is not as good. It also does not restrict her verbal communication, but it does restrict traditional written communication.
What's her replacements? Well to assist in navigation there is Echolocation. Echolocation is the use of the feedback from echoes to interpret the distance and shapes of objects. I could do a more precise explanation, but I'm not feeling very scientific right now. Obviously, it's not a direct replacement for sight, in fact it is entirely based off a different system which is sound. This means it has some upsides over sight navigation like not being reliant on light sources. However it of course has some downsides. A big downside is that you're putting two eggs in one basket. If she goes deaf, she just basically lost two different systems. Another downside is that the range at what Loose can perceive entities is much lower.
There's also braille. Braille is just a tactile replacement for the written script. It is designed differently from the roman alphabet to accommodate the accuracy of the sense of touch. Basically, it's way more efficient than embossing letters. It's way more simple and takes up less space.
AS a fun fact, Loose Cannon was made as the final project of basically a bunch of prototype oc's that were never fully developed.
Echo: Quite the ironic name for a pony that can't hear echoes at all. Yeah, her disability is deafness, not that original when you consider she was made after Loose Cannon, but you know, I can't just have all blind ponies, that would get boring fast. (Maybe I should make a blind pony without Echolocation.) As she's deaf, she has less convenient options to communicate with others. Writing stuff down can be annoying, and not everypony knows how to sign (How do ponies sign?) She also can't listen to her environment around her for analysis purposes.
Well, what are her replacements? Well to replace the lack of communication she has the ability to lip read. She uses the movement of the lips and tongues to try and interpret their conversation. She then uses this to learn to speak. However of course, there's more to speaking than just lip reading, there's also tones and stuff. Well, she can't hear, but she can feel vibrations. It is these vibrations that she uses to replicate speech. She's not mute, she's perfectly capable of Speaking as long as she knows what sounds to make. But of course, languages can suck and sounds are pretty diverse. Some words she can pronounce pretty well, but try and give her a big word and she's going to mess up a sound in there. Due to this, she isn't going to babble on for a long time as even talking for more than ten seconds can get uncomfortable.
Wait, but what about signing? Well, Echo never learnt to sign, if that's even a thing ponies are capable of doing and have developed. Why try learning to sign when speaking is way more convenient for her interactions with society?
There's also improved eyesight. Sure it's not as cool as Echolocation, but being able to see and distinguish things easier is a very significant trait. No its not see micro-organisms levels of sight, but it's more or less processing more information and not dumping the "useless" bits out.
Tranquility & Placidity. These twins are mute. Now honestly, this isn't as drastic of a disability as the other two, but it is still relevant to their skills. They're twins. What do you have with twins? Supposedly psychic connections. What if they were unicorns? Well, then it can be even more literal and advanced. The two of them have no verbal communication to their disposal, but they do have their natural connection to build off of. So with that they managed to go even further beyond their personal connection and broadcast their thoughts, or what thoughts they allow to the outside world. This is used through either a direct link, or a sphere of influence. Generally, if they are talking to someone who is new, then they will use the sphere of influence. Ponies generally don't like their mind being invaded or tapped into without their allowance, but the sphere of influence is more public so it's generally more acceptable. If the target is more comfortable, then they will use a more direct private connection for communication, the direct link isn't sound based at all, but rather the subject essentially converts it into a form that is the most comfortable to them. To most ponies that would be voices, but it can also be displayed in other forms. Really all this means is that unless the subject is basically completely brain dead and as long as the correct language is being used, then they will be able to understand everything that is being transmitted.
Alright, i guess that's really about it for now. I've been meaning to post this for a month, but things have kept coming up, mostly me wondering whether or not this was worth posting, but I don't really care anymore. i'm not going to spoil any of you on my next post as if it took me a month to publish this one, I really don't know what to do for that...
I won't be changing this post if my opinions change or if I get a new character. This isn't a log. It's a representation of the time period I posted this.
What a great start to this blog, with sorrow and pain! Jk
To get serious though;
Last year, we lost a very talented musician, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame. Last week, July 20th, to be exact, was the one year anniversary. So, to celebrate this Beautiful singer's life, This week's playlist is a tribute to his work.
Not only is there songs by Chester and Co, but also some people who were affected by his work.
A beautiful and sorrowful acapella cover of some of Linkin Park's music
Remember those of you out there who have depression and other harmful thoughts, you are not alone, and help is closer than it seems. Please talk to someone about it. This is coming from a long term sufferer of depression, going on 14 years now with it. It can and will get better if you can find someone you feel comfortable talking to about it.
Wow... That is... very heavy. Next week's playlist will definatly be more upbeat, I promise. Cross my heart, hope to fly, stick a cupcake in my eye!
~Till next time~
Words cannot accurately describe HOW excited I am for this song. Not only is it a song by my all time favourite band ever, it marks the teasing beginning of a new saga in Coheed and Cambria's repertoire. The last album, The Colour Before The Sun was awesome, but it was also a departure from the norm in that it was the first non-concept album to date (not counting albums from when they were Shabutie). Before then, their previous albums had followed the store of The Amory Wars, a story and comic series written by their lead singer Claudio Sanchez. This new saga will likely prove to be just as amazing and thought provoking. I could go into the premise we were given here, but you can click through to the Youtube video to give it a looksee there. Without further ado, enjoy!
Sooooo, I missed a few days again! Whoopse. Part of that was me dropping the ball. Part of it was me falling last week and busting my rear. Still sore today, but it's my birthday so I won't let that get to me too badly! Today we have a song that, probably unsurprisingly, was somewhat of an inspiration for my Siren, Prima Donna!
Twilight is opening a school? Cool.
The elements are teachers? Maybe. Cool
It's a Friendship school? Retcon the last line.
EEA approval? Boo.
Ignore EEA approval. Yes.
9/10 would recommend.
Oh wait, I forgot. New characters.
10/10 definite recommend.
Today I moved in. I finally have a place all my own, and it's adorable! I'm so nervous excited to finally live in Canterlot all on my own with nopony to stop me..
Everyone helped move me today too, mom and dad, even Glimmer too. I think she's still upset that I left, but I know it's for the better. There isn't anything for me in Cloudsdale, everypony knows this, and I think Canterlot will be a great place for me to find new friends and maybe new arrangements to try. Oh! I haven't told you the best part, Diary. I moved in right above a flower shop! Isn't it great? I'll be able to live super close to the thing that has been my dream since I was a young filly, so fascinated with Earth Pony dwellings.. I really hope this is the best decision for me, Diary. I don't know what I'd do or where I'd even live if I didn't have this place..
Anyway, I really should go to bed now. I've got more unpacking to do tomorrow!
Wowzers bowzers it's been a while since I've done one of these huh? Time to blow off some dust and put on some tunes! Today I've got one from Set It Off! Catchy albeit a bit...'harsh' so to speak! Give it a listen!
Been a fan of MLP FiM since Season 1. When new episodes would premier, I was always excited to view them!
Now it is Season 8, and to be honest, the premier weekend came and went without much fanfare for me.
Long ago, Canterlot.com was the center of my life, so much so that I became an active Moderator here.
But the years have flown by, now I am a retired Moderator and have close to zero interest in the franchise.
I lost the Discovery Family channel from by TV package two years ago, and I really don't miss it.
I even tried to watch the Season 8 premier on YT, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.
I'm not interested in viewing the recent movie either. I have no plans to rent the DVD let alone buy it.
Outside of "The Perfect Pear", I honestly cannot remember much about any of the Season 7 episodes.
No, I'm not completely leaving Canterlot.com, but at the same time, I've lost most of the enthusiasm I once had for the franchise.
I have loved my time on this MB, and over the years, I have truly enjoyed the TV show.
But y'all have to admit, the activity on Canterlot.com is not what it used to be.
Perhaps overall, the fandom is beginning to show it's age.
Anyway, just had to share my feelings. Maybe I can rekindle my interest in Season 8 somehow, but until then, got a lot more things IRL I need to tend to.
I'll still be around, though not as much as in the past.
"Mommy are they gonna make fun of me?" slivermoon asked.
"mostly likely. now when they introduce you your name is breaking day. remember it and don't embarrass me!" Her mother, dawn lover, shot a glare at slivermoon. Slivermoon didn't understand why her mother disliked her so much.
"Yes mama. I will do my best to be the daughter you want and not the disgrace that you were cursed with." Slivermoon's eyes welled with tears. Her eyes were pinned, and her head was down.
"Yes, you'd better do that or no dinner tonight!" When they reached the school her mother's face and aura changed into bright and happy so sliver did the same.
"Hello there!" the teacher said greeting them with bright smiles. "this must breaking day? am I correct?" she asked smiling down at silver.
"Yes that's my name!" silver gave a bright smile. that's the first time she meet one of the sweetest teachers ever.
a mare went into labor. she screamed from the pain, but wanted to see what her little bundle of joy would look like. soon after she gave birth the nurse handed her the filly, with a worried look. she looked down and screamed her filly had a horn, bat wings, and fangs all with a midnight black coat. she named her slivermoon, was disgusted by the filly and planned to keep her hidden.
I felt it was time to dust off this blog, because just like the Friendship Journal in "Fame and Misfortune" this one is probably falling apart!
So this blog is going to hopefully answer the burning question: "Lux, where are you?" To answer this I'm going to have to do some time magic here...
Flash back to 2012. This was the time that I fully considered myself as a Brony and joined this site. If you were to put me on a scale of 1 through 10 with 1 being not interested at all in MLP and 10 being that my life was devoted to MLP and nothing much else, in 2012 I would put myself at an 8. True, i had other interests, but at the time I was really devoted to the fandom. I was writing fan fiction, drawing fan art, role playing, creating my own pony OCs, and even attending a few pony conventions.
Now let's move forward to 2015. If I were to put myself on the scale again, I'd be a 4. Why the drop? Well, it was a couple of things:
A waning interest in MLP. It wasn't that I gave up on it, but there were other interests in my life that appeared, which meant my interest dropped a little.
Lack of time due to my former job. I worked retail up until a few months ago, so my schedule was very unpredictable. This meant that I couldn't devote as much time as I wanted to on things like art, role playing, writing fan fiction, etc. This wasn't just MLP but all aspects of my creative life. I look back at how much non-MLP art I drew in 2014 and then at 2015 and 2016 and saw how little I did.
Lack of role playing. Now, I'm not putting the blame on anypony here, but the truth was that many of the threads I was in suddenly died out. This, combined with not coming up with threads on my own, led to me dropping much of my presence here.
So, now we go back to the present, and after a little hiatus, I'm happy to say that I'm getting back into MLP. I'm now back at a 6 or so on the scale. Will I ever get back to the level I was when I started? Probably not. Things change and so do interests. But what I'm planning on doing is the following:
Restarting drawing MLP canon and OC characters.
Getting back into Role Playing. Ok, so I'll still keep many of my characters under the Hiatus status, but there will be some of the more popular characters like Lore Weaver, Fire Heart, Watermelon Gush, and others who are going to host their own threads.
As for fan fiction, I'm in the process of finishing my recent story. What's going to happen in the future? Well, I don't have any ideas yet, but who knows?
So there you go. I'm back in some fashion, and look forward to more fun.