Day 3 - Your favourite background pony: Lyra Heartstrings (src)
Have you ever read Background Pony? Well, if you have, then you probably know why Lyra is here.
Now, I’m going to be honest, I do not like the author’s theme of divinity basically overruling an individual’s life and forcing them to live under such a terrible curse. For me, that’s such an affront to my morals that I found it one of the most ridiculously frustrating things I have ever encountered in a work of fiction.
That said, Lyra’s actions in that fic are just.. well, amazing and selfless, I couldn’t help but like her. All of my perceptions of Lyra now carry with them a faint impression of the Lyra from Background Pony, though personally, I would have changed her fate at the end.
You could say that I have a weakness for happy endings. I think that fiction should create emotions, but should also give us a sense of hope. A sense that we can overcome. It’s funny that the person who runs a blog about Rainbow Dash being blind can say this, but… let me say that if askblinddash continues, you will see what I mean.
- Relatives: Don't you have any plans for moving out, starting a family, getting a better job, etc?
- Me: Well I had planned on avoiding this conversation and I'm obviously failing at that sooooo
Those of you who wanted one and wont make it to the con, ill be selling some afterward, dun worry. I reeeeaaaaaaallly doubt ill be running out.
Cause there’s a lot of them.
Would be pretty cool though.
Cause there’s a lot of them.
COME SEE ME I NEED LOVE
Fun fact, when I was on a mission trip in Africa, one group broke the lighting fixture in their room by doing exactly as illustrated above.
You should get one cause it’s funny.
I like how most people react like EWW SPIDERS SO WEIRD to Cyriak’s video “Cobwebs" and completely miss that it’s a metaphor for the growth of technology in our civilization and how it has helped us build and connect better than ever before.
Just look up an
old transistor vacuum tube and look at the what the smallest spiders are made of.
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
This is a very good point.
Day 2 - Your favourite mane 6 pony: Rainbow Dash (src)
I’ve made it no secret that Rainbow Dash is one of my favorites, but I never really gave my reasons. Most people would point to her boisterous attitude and confidence, there is something magnetic about it, isn’t there?
Rainbow Dash, while being all cool and whatever, actually reminds me of a lot of my flaws. I don’t like being flawed. I don’t like being imperfect. I don’t like being anything but the best. These are issues that I have struggled with for a lot of my life. Even now, I tend to avoid people who insist on treating me as lesser, though I have become much more amiable in general.
Thing is, similar to Dash, I have had good reason to reinforce this misguided notion. I’ve always had an easy time grasping complex ideas, consistently earning praise for being a fast learner who can improvise on the fly and come out with good results in many different fields of study. I have composed a song which has been published on CD, I have tutored children in Chemistry and Computer Science and helped them achieve outstanding scores on their APs. I have worked at a bakery and have learned many of their techniques in less than a month.
But that’s never how it works. I know that I am relatively intelligent, but I also know that I had a pretty malformed perception of myself. Seeing Rainbow Dash.. made me sort of understand more what it must have been like. I wasn’t as boisterous, for sure, but I was one of the most passively prideful.
Therein lies my connection to Rainbow Dash, her pride, her impatience, her desire to be the best. She is my flaws, reflected, and I feel as though by embracing her, I can learn to trust myself just a little more.