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12-15-2012 1:04 AMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Post anything that isn't pornographic here (that's the only horror I've found...)

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GUL DUKAT DID NOTHING WRONG.

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
One day (someday) I'm gonna be free, Lord...!

12-15-2012 11:07 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Oh, the implications.
12-15-2012 1:32 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Part of me just wants to post the frontpage of tumblr

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These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

12-15-2012 3:00 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

WHy that?
12-15-2012 3:09 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Implying all of tumblr is just "the horror"

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

12-15-2012 3:36 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I figured it was something akin to DA's frontpage.
12-15-2012 3:40 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

It sorta is yeah, I guess

(I checked, just to see if I wasn't accidentally correct in saying it was horrifying, like that ozzy cover of stayin alive that turned out to be a real thing)

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

12-15-2012 3:44 PMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

It'd be funny if it showed porn.
12-16-2012 1:39 AMKrash is offline Send an Email to Krash Search for Posts by Krash Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Pearly Gates:
Oh, the implications.


You know. "The implication."

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12-16-2012 1:42 AMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Quote by Krash:
Quote by Pearly Gates:
Oh, the implications.


You know. "The implication."


Rash decisions based on fear.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

12-16-2012 4:36 PMIron Savior is offline Send an Email to Iron Savior Search for Posts by Iron Savior Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I just went through all the tumblr stuff in my history (did not take long)

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_meetn2K1Fq1rrtkat.png

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdq0ntYIu51qdb0x8.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcqfk1...zofaho1_500.jpg

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12-16-2012 4:43 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

So god is dead I'm pretty sure.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

12-16-2012 7:34 PMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

oh fucking barf at the last one

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GUL DUKAT DID NOTHING WRONG.

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
One day (someday) I'm gonna be free, Lord...!

12-16-2012 7:52 PMRussian Agent is offline Send an Email to Russian Agent Search for Posts by Russian Agent Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Yeah the fact weird internet fucks are now focusing on sesame street makes me think...maybe romney was half correct about pbs.

Not shutting it down, but just deleting sesame street, no more weird bert hats then. Keep PBS though, I like frontline and the local one at least airs Downton Abbey.

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JE SUIS CHARLIE


These are not fairy tales, or myths. This place of power is tangible, and as such, can be found, entered, and perhaps, utilized in some fashion..

Quote by Nina Fortner (regarding faking one's death):
Been there done that. No one would believe it this time.

Quote by Alizarin:
holy fuck i am ready to burn it all down. all of it.

12-17-2012 1:33 AMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I am subscribed to "shitty DA art" on Tumblr

This showed up



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GUL DUKAT DID NOTHING WRONG.

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
One day (someday) I'm gonna be free, Lord...!

12-17-2012 2:21 AMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

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Basically, Kimono is a pony that’s suddenly leaving me a bit on edge. As I mentioned in my original post of her, even without the haircut I gave her she has a lot of problems. For some reason I wasn’t worried about them when I made the post, but now I am, and I’ve even spotted a few more.

As a toy, as an object without a name or personality, with just her colours and her paint, she technically doesn’t do anything wrong. But that’s the same as a few other ponies, ones I’ve actually mentioned before, and the thing is that the name and personality are the ones she is packaged and marketed with. It’s not her fault, but she’s stuck with it.

So, I can’t really fix her on the scale that I want to fix her. I can’t fix anything on the scale that I want to fix it (unless I take advantage of things I shouldn’t be allowed to take advantage of. The need to help is morally unstable).

At the very least I can point out the issues I’m now able to see.

Kimono is traditional Japanese dress, originally influenced by Chinese hanfu, but one that evolved in style many times. In the West kimono is thrown around as a catch-all term for robes from that area of the world. It’s one of the words we’ve taken from Asian languages that we all still consciously understand to be an Asian word, so we use it for everything we see that is tangentially related. If there were more ponies named after Japanese items then Kimono would not stand out so much as a problem, but Kimono is isolated. She’s named Kimono because she is the Asian pony and has ‘Asian’ lanterns on her rear.

The lanterns on Kimono’s haunch, in contrast to her Japanese name, are of a Chinese design. It’s hard for me to find information on them as Google searches only want to turn up stores selling cheap American imitations, but they are at least visibly different from Japanese paper lanterns. (I suppose the best way to compare that I can give is to look at the difference between Wikimedia Commons’ collections of lantern photos.) This sort of confusion happens a lot in the Western world, but really shouldn’t, because China and Japan are much more distinct countries than we seem to think they are.

The hair that I gave Kimono, hime cut, just added to the problem because of my own confusion. If Kimono were just a Japanese pony, then maybe the hair I gave her would be okay, because a hime cut is now modern Japanese fashion. But combined with the lantern designs, it all moulds into a large pile of ‘generic Asian-ness’.

I’m not entirely sure what to do with Kimono now — changing her cutie mark might help, but her name is still a problem — but at the very least I’ve made myself and the people who look at this post aware, which I guess is something.


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A while ago I had some thoughts about Kimono, the problematic pony that wasn’t my fault. Now, I’m having a thought about a pony that I opted to design in a potentially problematic way.

A long time ago, prior to my reading all these whitewashing blogs, I drew the fifth wave of blind bag ponies. Among those ponies is a unicorn called Forsythia. When I was googling the plant to get an idea of what to do I found out that forsythia is used in Chinese herbal remedy to cure colds. Since it’s a Chinese remedy, I thought it’d be kind of weird if the pony wasn’t.

Yes, I’m slightly more aware now how weird it is that a Chinese pony has blond hair and blue eyes. I also made the eyes thinner like the one pony in Photo Finish’s group, but seeing as that pony is actually yellow, that may or may not have been the best thing for me to do.

The hairstyle that I gave Forsythia, I could google at the time, and it purported itself to be a real traditional hairstyle from China. It has a lot of braids and it uses a hairstick. At the moment, though, I can’t find an image of the hairstyle that I used, and I’m also thinking about the way I drew the hairstick. At the time I just didn’t want to draw a complicated stick. But now I’m surfing around and when I find a picture of somebody with a simple hairstick, it turns out it’s a white lady with chopsticks in her hair. (What’s also distorting is every time I look up hairsticks it mentions replacing them with chopsticks as if you’re not essentially putting a fork in your hair to replace a comb. But then again I’m only finding a lot of Western sources that directly mention doing it for Hallowe’en costumes. Uh, thanks, internet.)

Basically I’m asking for some help on this, since I don’t exactly have many people around me who I can talk to about it.


You're making us aware that we, as a species, as a society, are completely batshit insane and assfuck moronic to the core, because we are AFRAID that a PURPLE LITTLE PONY will OFFEND some random SOCIAL JUSTICE JAPANESE PERSON on tumblr?

I was already aware of that

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GUL DUKAT DID NOTHING WRONG.

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
One day (someday) I'm gonna be free, Lord...!

12-17-2012 4:51 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

Who... GIVES a fuck?
12-17-2012 8:38 AMIron Savior is offline Send an Email to Iron Savior Search for Posts by Iron Savior Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

An imaginary Japanese person that will never enter their life. But the prospect of their existence is so important to them that they have to bend over backwards seven different ways to make sure they never offend anyone who has ever lived.

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It’s hard for me to find information on them as Google searches only want to turn up stores selling cheap American imitations

(made in China)



Anyway, the bigger part that's hilarious to me is that this person is so obsessive and protective about the differences between a Chinese pony and a Japanese pony, and pitying that it got caught up in Hasbro giving it a mixed portrayal, and then, later on... They say "This pony came from China because its eyes are squinty and it's yellow!" What. The fuck.

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12-17-2012 11:03 AMAlabastard is offline Send an Email to Alabastard Search for Posts by Alabastard Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I bet they're white and AMerican.
12-17-2012 11:55 AMStruggler is offline Send an Email to Struggler Search for Posts by Struggler Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post       Go to the top of this page

I don't understand how "whitewashing" applies to ponies anyway. THEY ARE ANIMALS. WHY ARE YOU GIVING THEM HUMAN RACE ATTRIBUTES?

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GUL DUKAT DID NOTHING WRONG.

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
One day (someday) I'm gonna be free, Lord...!

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