The Element of Betrayal. This image made me pause and imagine the hatred and self-loathing that RD would have if she'd betrayed her friends for the Shadowbolts. The Element of Betrayal This image made me pause and imagine the hatred self-loathing that RD would have if she'd betrayed her friends for Shadowbolts
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#8 - kavrick
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>looking deep into a show for little girls
#11 to #8 - xgrandmoffx
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>not looking deep into every crevice in existence
>not playing an RPG and looking for items to hoard
>not leveling up as a greed dragon
>not taking a moment to realize the monster you've become

Yes, we look deep into a show for little girls.
#15 to #11 - isolovegames
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>Re-post to the pic
#17 - strigt
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And on the next stop of the tour of my Internet obsession: Why I've stayed with the Brony fandom for almost five freakin' years.
#18 to #17 - dashgamer [OP]
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That would mean you've been a brony since the show came out. How did the fandom even start? How did you come across the show in its infancy?
User avatar #19 to #18 - strigt
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I got bored and started channel surfing October 10, 2010. The first thing I saw was this purple unicorn approaching a yellow pony with a bunch of birds. I watched it for a few minutes before moving on to something else. It bothered me for the next couple of years, searching it off and on for that duration. I couldn't understand why it stuck in my head like a headcrab would, but I eventually found it again and watched a marathon on YouTube (before all that copyright ******** Hasbro pulled) all the way to the middle of the second season. I admitted that I like this **** even though it wasn't meant for me, being a guy and all. Then I sank deeper and deeper into it as I saw the art, music, et cetra develop out of it. When I moved, my newer friends being Bronies didn't stop it. Eventually I sat down one night and did some soul searching and decided "Okay...I'm a full on Brony, one of 'those guys..." I started writing some clean fanfiction and here I am today.

I have to say, I went to a convention last year and it was the most fun I've ever had, more fun than going to playoff games. So I'm glad to be one of 'those guys.'

And thanks for asking, I never really stopped to write any of this down.
#20 to #19 - dashgamer [OP]
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Awesome!
I found out what the show was when I came back from a deployment and searched the internet for the things I'd missed in the past year. The first .MOV was on the front page of Newgrounds, so after asking about what that was I ended up watching the show and got shivers down my spine. The "lessons" were more often than not synonymous with my own life experiences, so I marathoned the show on my crappy iCrap in the barracks and have been a fan since.
I went to Trotcon, which was a catastrophic failure. The host of the con was an attention whore that made up a story about her dad dying right after one of the panelists had a heartfelt confession about his father passing from cancer, there were five hundred pound neckbeards, and I'd never felt so alone in such a large group of people. I made no friends and just bought art. But... I really want to go to one of the larger, "mainstream" conventions to get that experience out of my system.
#21 to #20 - strigt
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I always enjoy a good 'how did all this happen' story, especially with you being such a famous FJ'er.
#22 to #21 - dashgamer [OP]
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Famous?
No, I don't think so.
User avatar #23 to #22 - strigt
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Well, as famous as I've seen other FJ'ers get. People mention you when something relevant happens and I only started a cult once on this site. You're more famous than me therefore you're famous to me.
#24 to #23 - dashgamer [OP]
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People only mention me when they want to call someone a faggot on the brony board. I've got a life now, so I haven't been spending all day on this site making jokes on the newest uploads, either. There's no fame.
But, uh... Well, idk. What do you think of the art? It sent a shiver down my spine.
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Even if I didn't know the background story of the drawing, I'd still love it. It's brooding and anyone could tell that that pony had made a hard decision to run with those Shadowbolts. The entire scene is full of conflict: Rainbow with herself, more than likely there'd be some upset of where she'd belong in such a group, and the entire maleficence of the scene just says 'wait and see then destroy.'
#26 to #25 - dashgamer [OP]
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I got the impression that she was sort of a willing slave, hallucinating about glory given to her by the Shadowbolts but at the same time completely restricted from doing anything she would want to do.
I got the impression that she was sort of a willing slave, hallucinating about glory given to her by the Shadowbolts but at the same time completely restricted from doing anything she would want to do.
#27 to #26 - strigt
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Interesting interpretation; I can see how that could be.   
   
One question that always racked me was this: Are the Wonderbolts part of the Equestrian military? I assume they are, but since Equestria's always in perpetual peace with those six mares running around saving the world, they just preform shows and garner all this fame to raise awareness for the EUP so that Equestria's military doesn't just fade out of existence.
Interesting interpretation; I can see how that could be.

One question that always racked me was this: Are the Wonderbolts part of the Equestrian military? I assume they are, but since Equestria's always in perpetual peace with those six mares running around saving the world, they just preform shows and garner all this fame to raise awareness for the EUP so that Equestria's military doesn't just fade out of existence.
#28 to #27 - dashgamer [OP]
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Sorry for the late reply, I got caught up with things and stuff.
I don't think Equestria really has a military or a national identity. They don't need one as the princess has always been a protector and the elements are undeniably the country's only and most powerful aegis. The Wonderbolts' goals are more in line with promoting athleticism and work ethic for pegasi than anything.
But the one thing we have to remember: this is a kid's show and the conflict arises out of the writers' need for the fire in which characters are forged, the endless stream of villains and confrontations is shown not because Equestria is constantly besieged by hardships, but because the Elements of Harmony need an opposing force in place to justify their existence. If you try and look deeply into the infrastructure of Equestrian life as depicted by the show, you will find nothing but gaps, ambivalence, and inconsistencies. If the Wonderbolts haven't been shown in a military or policing or rescue service role, then it is difficult to presume that these things are their function without leaping gaps that would leave Mario impressed. They are athletes first and I think that identity has been pretty well defined even without our suppositions about their extraneous roles.
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You have to admit, all those gaps are pretty fun to fill up with all the fandom interpretations and back story added by us. I suppose that's another reason I've stayed for so long.
#30 to #29 - dashgamer [OP]
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Up to a certain point, I think, but too much of the "filling in" that happens contradicts that canon and is a bit annoying. This is the reason why I stay as far away from fanfiction as possible (the grammatical and syntactical errors or the plain illiteracy of many "authors" is the main contributing factor, actually).
User avatar #31 to #30 - strigt
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Fair point. The filling is fun up to a limit to where it doesn't interfere with the canon. I write my stories so that it takes place far between episodes or doesn't have anything to do with the show.

It'd be pretty annoying to write about how someone fell in love and was rejected in a time right before an episode where they're always happy-go-lucky.

I also spellcheck everything and reread so that I can correct errors or terrible plot points.
#32 to #31 - dashgamer [OP]
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Ah, the shipping. That's also why I stay away from fan fiction. ;P
Ah, the shipping. That's also why I stay away from fan fiction. ;P
User avatar #33 to #32 - strigt
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Shipping is kind of a strange subject for me too.
The only reason I had put in a 'love connection' in one of my stories is that it was supposed to be a device for the antagonist to have presence.
"Because whoever would love...a beast?!"

Also: OC's. What's up with that? I created a few characters that I can claim as OC, but when someone claims that their OC is them incarnate, it just strikes me wrong.
#34 to #33 - dashgamer [OP]
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I went to Trotcon a while ago and there were these kids talking about their ****** OC's as if the characters were real. "Yeah, he grew up on a bad side of town and was abused a lot as a kid and just pretty much learned to be a complete badass, yeah, he's so great and original and what I want to be but can't because I'm an obese sixteen-year-old kid."
I don't like the way "fan fiction" is a forum for angsty teens with no literary skills.
User avatar #35 to #34 - strigt
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That's the entire thing: "OC. Is. Not. Real."

I can handle roleplay forums, although I've never participated in one, but I can't handle stories about how this OC is now buddy-buddy with the main canon storyline and it now revolves around them and then demands that you accept that "This happened, this is now canon, just accept how awesome this new god-character is."

It sounds hypocritical of me since I did something similar, but at least it's not about a schmoozer.
#36 to #35 - dashgamer [OP]
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Yeah... Reading fan fiction would be like sifting through two tons of garbage in search for a box of edible crackers for me. I might find it, but even if I did the chances of it being edible (or, for the sake of the analogy, legible) would be extremely low.
User avatar #37 to #36 - strigt
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You really don't like incorrect grammar and spelling errors, do you?
#38 to #17 - dashgamer [OP]
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I really don't.
I really don't.
User avatar #39 to #38 - strigt
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Is that why you've kept up this conversation with me for this long: Because I actually take care of what and how I write?
#40 to #39 - dashgamer [OP]
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Conversational errors or colloquialisms aren't too difficult for me to look past. This is informal and to apply highfalutin standards to this form of communication would be a bit over-the-top, however I've still got my limits. There's one buddy of mine that pisses me off constantly because he's in college and refuses to spell anything correctly... Here are some quotes of his:
"its harldey poorly drawn"
"as way of recomopence"
"technicly"
"could i posibly borrow your minecraft acount for a few hours?"
But no, my pedantic standards don't apply to conversations on Funnyjunk for the most part.
User avatar #41 to #40 - strigt
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It begs the question: How many dictionaries have you thrown at him?
#42 to #41 - dashgamer [OP]
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All of them.
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I think it's something that's just imprinted. I can almost never misspell or not use full syntax even when I'm doing something like texting. I never use 'k' or 'ok;' I always say 'okay.'
#44 to #43 - dashgamer [OP]
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People these days don't grow up with any respect for language. It is the means by which we articulate our thoughts, words are weapons in an arsenal of intelligence, not something to be derided as unnecessary or redundant. Simple diction is the effect of simple thoughts more often than not and the growing aversion for learning or knowing any words that contain more than two syllables pisses me off beyond belief.
Yes, inarticulate or misspelled communications are quite often "imprinted" by a person's lax or even knowledge-averse environment, but that does not make it an excuse or a valid defense against change. Nothing is "just imprinted." Adult ignorance is willful ignorance.
User avatar #82 to #44 - articulate
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I was going to thumb you down for being "dashgamer", but your comment is probably more articulate than any essay I've written in years.
#83 to #82 - dashgamer [OP]
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But what's wrong with being Dashgamer?
User avatar #85 to #83 - articulate
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Reminds me of that dashcon thing. Plus, my last 3 notifications were some dude mentioning me three times and I thumbed all 3 down so I thought I should be fair to him.
#86 to #85 - dashgamer [OP]
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That was an atrocity and I hope tumblr fags never gather in one spot again. I'm surprised that hotel or whoever it was that hosted their convention did not implode from the pressure of the gigantic cancerous tumor that had congregated there.
I don't see why you should be booty bothered about being mentioned when you chose such a conspicuous name.
User avatar #87 to #86 - articulate
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I actually chose this name in order to be mentioned, but he mentioned me three times in quick succession then called me a bitch so he deserved it. Sometimes I thumb people up for mentioning me, and other times I thumb them down. I was hoping for a real notification this time, but it turned out to be you mentioning me and when I saw "dash" it just added fuel to the fire. That's why I came here already a bit booty bothered.
#88 to #87 - dashgamer [OP]
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I understand. I used to wake up to fifty mentions in the morning of how I am a faggot.
#89 to #88 - articulate
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Y'know I really could go for a hug.
Y'know I really could go for a hug.
#90 to #89 - dashgamer [OP]
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#45 to #44 - strigt
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More respect does need to be paid to language, if not English (or whatever the first language may be) then in language in general. I learned so much about Greek and Latin just by studying English during middle school. I then learned Spanish (which was a failure for three years of learning) and that furthered my perspective of life and living. I'm now learning German and that also furthered my perspective.   
   
Just through different languages, even your first language correctly, you can learn so much. I guess that's why people who can't use their language effectively aren't very...'thought forming.'
More respect does need to be paid to language, if not English (or whatever the first language may be) then in language in general. I learned so much about Greek and Latin just by studying English during middle school. I then learned Spanish (which was a failure for three years of learning) and that furthered my perspective of life and living. I'm now learning German and that also furthered my perspective.

Just through different languages, even your first language correctly, you can learn so much. I guess that's why people who can't use their language effectively aren't very...'thought forming.'
#46 to #45 - dashgamer [OP]
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I really like the way Robert Heinlein put it in Stranger in a Strange Land when one of his characters said something to the equivalent that languages are the map of a culture. With American culture, I think we took a left turn when we should have taken a right. ;P I learned a bit of Spanish but lost interest and have been trying to absorb German for a while. The language is like poetry to me.
User avatar #47 to #46 - strigt
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We have a good back and forth, you and I.
#48 to #47 - dashgamer [OP]
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#49 to #48 - strigt
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#51 to #50 - strigt
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Well, I'll admit that this was me the entire conversation.   
   
Also Wayne's World.
Well, I'll admit that this was me the entire conversation.

Also Wayne's World.
#52 to #51 - dashgamer [OP]
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Nobody has made the Wayne's World gifs that I desire. I must watch the movies again and create them myself.    
I don't believe I'll actually have a problem with that.
Nobody has made the Wayne's World gifs that I desire. I must watch the movies again and create them myself.
I don't believe I'll actually have a problem with that.
User avatar #53 to #52 - strigt
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I wish you the best of luck in that endeavor, my new friend who happens to have many upon many Rainbow Dash pics and gifs.

I really need to organize my own reaction folder...
#54 to #53 - dashgamer [OP]
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Don't feel bad, it just means that you don't have free time that you spend pointlessly arranging thousands of pictures into a navigable filepath system.
#55 to #54 - strigt
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What I've learned in this conversation with you:   
-Fame in FJ isn't what it's cracked up to be.   
-Some plot-holes in FiM are fun to toy with, to a limit.   
-You do not appreciate those who don't appreciate proper language; language is a beautiful thing.   
-There needs to be more Wayne's World content on the Internet.
What I've learned in this conversation with you:
-Fame in FJ isn't what it's cracked up to be.
-Some plot-holes in FiM are fun to toy with, to a limit.
-You do not appreciate those who don't appreciate proper language; language is a beautiful thing.
-There needs to be more Wayne's World content on the Internet.
#56 to #55 - dashgamer [OP]
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Don't forget the cardinal lesson of the internet.
#57 to #56 - strigt
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Ah yes...how could I forget.   
   
Is OP a faggot?   
[x] yes   
[x] no   
[x] **** you
Ah yes...how could I forget.

Is OP a faggot?
[x] yes
[x] no
[x] **** you
#58 to #17 - dashgamer [OP]
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I had some awesome "OP is a fag" pictures with crude, hardly recognizable pictures of dicks, but they have been banned.   
i.imgur.com/2ypFhz4.jpg
I had some awesome "OP is a fag" pictures with crude, hardly recognizable pictures of dicks, but they have been banned.
i.imgur.com/2ypFhz4.jpg
#59 to #58 - strigt
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That's...interesting.
That's...interesting.
#60 to #59 - dashgamer [OP]
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I get bored and do things... Terrible things. This is the one penis picture I've made that hasn't been banned, but there have been so many bananas thrown my way.
i.imgur.com/JdCWjja.png
i.imgur.com/RFuz5RT.jpg
But not all of my boredom edits are phallic.
i.imgur.com/rE79k8C.png
#61 to #60 - strigt
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"Samper Fadoolis"
"Samper Fadoolis"
#62 to #61 - dashgamer [OP]
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Hooah Maroon Cups.
User avatar #63 to #62 - strigt
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I wanted to be a Marine, but I think I'd fit better in the Air Force or Navy.
#64 to #63 - dashgamer [OP]
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I got out two years ago and am trying to re-enlist with the Army.
User avatar #65 to #64 - strigt
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I always wondered what it'd be like going from one branch to another. How's that going for you?
#66 to #65 - dashgamer [OP]
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My roommate from this apartment complex I'm living in tried to fight me, I pushed him back, he pulled knives out on me and shouted out death threats and was sent to jail, but I was cited with "harassment" because I pushed his scrawny ass into a couch, so I can't re-enlist right now due to having an open court case.
User avatar #67 to #66 - strigt
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Damn. So what're you doing now until it gets resolved?
#68 to #67 - dashgamer [OP]
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Sitting on my ass and playing games. I'm going to go to community college for another semester and determine where I go from there based on how far along in the enlistment process I am.
Sitting on my ass and playing games. I'm going to go to community college for another semester and determine where I go from there based on how far along in the enlistment process I am.
#69 to #68 - strigt
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Sounds a lot like me except I'm not doing anything productive!
Sounds a lot like me except I'm not doing anything productive!
#70 to #69 - dashgamer [OP]
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Dude, the most productive thing I've done in the past two years is jerk off.
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Right now, I'm stuck between being able to overachieve and go to my dream school or just giving up and going to the local college. My apathetic attitude doesn't help either because when someone says "Do you want to flip burgers for the rest of your life?" I hear "Wah wah waah wah burgers." And then I get hungry.

Being 17 is hard.
#72 to #71 - dashgamer [OP]
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The entire reason I got out of the Marine Corps was to go to college, so I moved into a college apartment two days after my EAS and discovered that I didn't want to do anything... So I failed all my classes the first semester and withdrew from them the second and third semesters before being put on Academic probation and owing the government a few thousand dollars as recompense for the GI Bill money I'd received.
User avatar #73 to #72 - strigt
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I'd like to join the Corps of Cadets to study Computer Engineering and possibly work my way through the Air Force into something like NASA. They're some big dreams, but ****: working for NASA before I'm 30 will be something amazing.

If it all boils down to 'college meant nothing, you wasted your time' and I end up being discharged and nothing happens...I guess I'd be happy doing lawn work...
#74 to #73 - dashgamer [OP]
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College is a means of gaining expertise in your desired field. It means something and is necessary, but has become so common that it's become a requirement for the job market just because they have no other means of assurance of your quality as an employee. Personal experience and quality matter little with the intense standardization that college degrees have brought about. That doesn't mean it isn't a beneficial learning experience.    
You should enlist, get involved with programs like Tuition Assistance that can help you get an Associate's during your four years.
College is a means of gaining expertise in your desired field. It means something and is necessary, but has become so common that it's become a requirement for the job market just because they have no other means of assurance of your quality as an employee. Personal experience and quality matter little with the intense standardization that college degrees have brought about. That doesn't mean it isn't a beneficial learning experience.
You should enlist, get involved with programs like Tuition Assistance that can help you get an Associate's during your four years.
User avatar #75 to #74 - strigt
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If Plan A and Plan B doesn't work, you've given me a viable Plan C. I haven't even thought about doing that.
#76 to #75 - dashgamer [OP]
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I don't always encourage kids to go into the military, but when I do, it's because I'm not in the military any more. ;P
User avatar #77 to #76 - strigt
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That's funny.
I've actually been analyzing this option of going into the military for some time. And the way I see it: There's really no downside. Sure you give up a lot, but don't you get a lot more in return? And I hear the experience is pretty good.
#78 to #17 - dashgamer [OP]
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The only downsides are that sometimes you'll have to work 16 hour days, your liberty is not guaranteed and is regarded as a privilege that can be taken away, you'll constantly be punished for others' mistakes, your colleagues will be incompetent and your higher-ups will more often than not make what seems to you glaring mistakes, you won't have any guarantee of your MOS nor your duty station nor the people you work with, the only thing to do on so many bases is to drink alcohol and buy hookers (at least for Marines that was the primary form of entertainment: guys would spend their entire paycheck in a week), depending on which branch you enlist with the PT will give you knee problems because you have to run as slow as the fattest **** in your platoon which often means that for battalion runs and even just platoon runs you'll be almost running in place. That isn't good for your knees at all, it's healthier just to lope along with the longest strides you can muster because it puts less weight and pressure on your legs.
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Thanks for the advice. One of the bigger reasons is just to get out of this town. I want to see the world; I hear that the Navy's great for that but I feel I'd fit in better in the Air Force. Another reason is if I join something like the military, it'd help me keep my life on track. I'd have something to commit to. I noticed that after I stopped playing sports (because we had a different director come in), I didn't do as well in school as I could have.
#80 to #79 - dashgamer [OP]
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If you go in the Air Force, you'll have a technical job. Only officers can fly planes. I don't know, maybe you could be a helicopter pilot, I have no idea about Air Force stuff.
If you go into the Navy you'll have a wider range of MOS's that will get you into combat deployments and off the FOBs, I think.
I've met guys who have said that the military made them a worse person, that because of the idea of "skating," or avoiding work, they had lost all desire to do anything. The military won't give you structure or a backbone or anything: it's all a personal endeavor. Just don't let it steal your identity, don't let yourself become complicit with the hierarchy, and always try to find a solution that's less haphazard and redundant than SOPs and you'll come out of the military with your mind intact.
There are a lot of negative things about the military, at least from what I've experienced, but there are as many positive experiences there to negate them.
User avatar #81 to #80 - strigt
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I didn't aspire to be a pilot of any kind. I imagined myself doing networking and managing computers and systems. You know: the useful tech guy.
#84 to #81 - dashgamer [OP]
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That works. I prefer hands-on work, myself.
User avatar #13 - mangostormlegend
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Okay, Rembrandt, calm down. It's just fan art.
#14 to #13 - happypanda
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You sir made me actually LOL. I thank you with a thumb.
User avatar #2 - captainprincess
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Would this even hold up though
The Shadowbolts were an invented figment by Nightmare Moon
She'd ultimately be left on her own to wallow in the pity and hate, there wouldn't be the recourse of descending fully into Shadowbolthood
User avatar #3 to #2 - dashgamer [OP]
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Yes, the Shadowbolts were a figment and I'm sure Nightmare Moon wouldn't have any trouble convincing RD that they were real. RD would be the star of a show that would be real only in her head, she'd be a prisoner of her own ego.
User avatar #4 to #3 - captainprincess
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I doubt she'd even bother though
Surely it'd be more like her to make the reveal upon victory and expose dashie to her own betrayal
#5 to #4 - dashgamer [OP]
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It would be more profitable to a victorious Nightmare Moon to subtly push RD into believing the lie so that she could have a malicious agent of her regime. Besides, Dash is so obsessed with glory and fame that if she had betrayed her friends it would not take much urging for her to accept the illusion.
It would be more profitable to a victorious Nightmare Moon to subtly push RD into believing the lie so that she could have a malicious agent of her regime. Besides, Dash is so obsessed with glory and fame that if she had betrayed her friends it would not take much urging for her to accept the illusion.
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Don't know if that would fit her character though
Not that it was thoroughly established but it doesn't seem to fit what little of an M.O we got to see, y'know?
User avatar #7 to #6 - dashgamer [OP]
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That's the thing: the iteration of Dash shown in this picture is the complete antithesis of her character, which is why it's so chilling.
User avatar #10 - krabsiv
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eat ****
User avatar #12 to #10 - xgrandmoffx
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w8 guise, this is b8
User avatar #9 - MrMustacho
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those damn shadowbolts and their anti friendship shenanigans
#16 - anon id: 4c705c58
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actually gargoyles represent guardians not demons or evil
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