SynCallio

SynCallio

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399 weeks ago @ The Toast - On Being Bored by a Pa... · 0 replies · +4 points

I'm not giving up The Lord of the Rings, and you can't make me. :-)

399 weeks ago @ The Toast - On Being Bored by a Pa... · 0 replies · +3 points

I confess that I haven't read any of the books discussed, so I'm going to offer my opinion in complete ignorance. :-)

I don't think it's just that men are taught to act so much as they're taught to not care. Boys don't cry, men should be strong, etc - to the point where empathy is a fault and sociopathy is celebrated. Men frequently shame each other for being too caring, as if caring is a sign of weakness. It's sad, really.

Do you suppose the book would be more compelling if these kind of narrators weren't played for laughs? 'Cause it's not funny in the first place (at least, not to me), so it might be refreshing to deconstruct the whole idea, to show how pathetic, and sad, and limiting, that kind of life really is.

(If it were me, I'd have the limited first person narrator, and then a second, omniscient third person perspective, but then, I'm not a proper writer. A proper writer could probably figure out how to work the objective version of events into the first person narrative without making it awkward.)

409 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - \"Pinkie Pride\": Epis... · 0 replies · +2 points

Just want to mention how this episode let Weird Al showcase his talent. I don't mean his talent for parodies, I mean that, speaking as a singer with a bachelors of music education, I am repeatedly impressed by Weird Al's vocal range, technique, and ability to adopt many different styles. Seriously, he's one of the most talented singers in the business. I was worried he'd overwhelm the episode, but he just fit right in.

Also, it bothered me at the beginning how Cheese Sandwich pretty much took over Pinkie's party planning. Kind of a jerk move. But when it was revealed that he'd been inspired by Pinkie, I thought, well, y'know, when you meet the person who inspired you, you kinda want to show off your very best stuff. You want them to be impressed by you. And it backfired.

The Mane Six have been getting some flack for abandoning Pinkie, which, yeah, was wrong. But she was getting pretty intense right before Cheese showed up, taking the party-thing a little too seriously. You could see it on Dash's face, she looked worried and uncomfortable. Girls, you might want to speak up when Pinkie gets carried away, rather than just walking off. Pinkie doesn't understand "walking off".

409 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - \"Pinkie Pride\": Epis... · 1 reply · +1 points

And here I was assuming that they just wanted to use the word "mayonnaise" because it's one of those words that Weird Al likes to throw into his songs. (The first that comes to mind is "Weasel Stomping Day", which mentions spreading mayonnaise on the lawn.)

425 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #953 · 1 reply · +1 points

Links aren't working.

Did you get the "to the queue!" reply? 'Cause I've had stuff not make it in because of a programming error. I bugged the staff about it and they figured out the problem and got it in.

Several of my pieces have been in Drawfriends, and then other pieces that I thought were just as good were ignored. So I can't speak as to the quality control, or the likelihood of art falling through the cracks. I'm willing to cut 'em some slack, though, as they are not paid to do this.

425 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #953 · 3 replies · +1 points

Have they been submitted to EQD?

425 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #949 · 0 replies · +1 points

Hm. I'm beginning to think that time doesn't work the same in the two universes.

425 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #949 · 0 replies · +1 points

I'd take it as a design challenge. "What *would* Alicorn Applejack look like? How could I make that work?" It stretches the creative muscles.

425 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #949 · 0 replies · +2 points

Lovin' that solar eclipse. Cute!

425 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff #949 · 2 replies · +2 points

Do we see him other than when he's bringing in cider? He may just be at the school 'cause he's helping out his sister.