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  1. HOLY CRAP. WHY DIDN"T I HEAR ABOUT THIS EARLIER. "And Tara Strong, the voice of everyone's favorite egghead, Twilight Sparkle, will be joining us for the weekend." !bronycon

    Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:44:18 UTC from web
    1. @widget Good question. That's been announced since last BroNYCon

      Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:45:59 UTC from web
      1. @abigpony I thought that was just Lauren Faust and John DeLancie.

        Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:47:51 UTC from web
      2. @abigpony http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/05/bronycon-livestream-updates-tara-strong.html

        Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:59:24 UTC from web
        1. @widget Wait, that doesn't say that, but it does say it on the Meetup page.

          Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:00:57 UTC from web
      3. @abigpony It's weird how your only post after five hours of inactivity is you being a jerk.

        Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:14:53 UTC from web
        1. @widget >abigpony >being a jerk >weird

          Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:15:30 UTC from web
        2. @widget I wasn't trying to be a jerk. Why do people always assume I'm constantly a jerk?

          Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:19:40 UTC from web
          1. @abigpony Lack of evidence to the contrary.

            Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:20:05 UTC from web
            1. @colfax Is there a way I might go about changing this?

              Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:27:06 UTC from web
          2. @abigpony People like to assume that others only have one mode of thought because it makes it easier for said person to categorize people, ergo "this guy is always whiny" or "this guy is always rude".

            Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:22:15 UTC from web
            1. @redenchilada What would that make me good sir?

              Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:22:57 UTC from web
              1. @lyrica I like to think of you as "the happy-go-lucky guy who makes others happy". If and when I need to generalize.

                Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:24:49 UTC from web
                1. @redenchilada aww that makes me happy, that's honestly what I try to be :3

                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:27:19 UTC from web
                2. @redenchilada That's myyy goaalll thouughh.

                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:28:14 UTC from web
                3. @redenchilada What am I.

                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:28:27 UTC from web
            2. @redenchilada Lame. Guess I might as well stick with it at this point. Every good site needs a bad member.

              Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:28:19 UTC from web
          3. @abigpony You're not constantly a jerk, you're USUALLY a jerk. Big difference. I can get along with you. Sometimes. When the moon is full. On a Saturday.

            Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:24:09 UTC from web
            1. @widget Hey, now, that's just wrong. Don't you know it's the _half_ moon on a _Wednesday_?

              Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:25:41 UTC from web
              1. @redenchilada Not really sure what you're trying to get at xD.

                Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:26:56 UTC from web
            2. @widget Well papayas, I guess it's too late to change it then.

              Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:26:37 UTC from web
              1. @abigpony Ready when you are.

                Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:27:48 UTC from web
                1. @widget butt how?

                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:29:30 UTC from web
                  1. @abigpony Read things before posting them. Because people already assume you're a jerk, look hard for the worst possible tone that could be interpreted, and if it's really bad retype it until it's not.

                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:34:13 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                    1. @widget but I always think about every word when i type it and I honestly can't think of any other way to explain myself most of the time. I usually read over my messages a few times before sending them too, just so I don't usually sound as bad as I could. This is where I get confused when people give me advice on how to better myself on here because they tell me this same stuff and I respond the same way and they're always like "welp, guess you're just a terrible person then." Could you provide examples or something?

                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:48:45 UTC from web
                      1. @abigpony Well, I could use the previous comment as an example. It all hinges on the phrase "good question". Silly I know, but if you take just those two words away, it becomes a lot less hostile-sounding. Something more along the lines of "yeah, I think that's been announced since last BronyCon." Maybe add a smiley ( such as xD ) at the end if you want to be extra sure it's not misinterpreted.

                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 05:57:57 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                        1. @widget 1) those smilies are stupid as hell? What am I, a middle-school girl? 2) putting the "yeah" at the beginning like that sounds more hostile to me than what I put because it sounds really smart-alack-y. I guess it's the way were raised or something.

                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:03:17 UTC from web
                          1. @abigpony You're not a middle school girl, you're a human being communicating over the Internet with no auditory or visual cues from the person you're communicating with. It's like a Helen Keller simulation.

                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:07:07 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                            1. @widget But you can still pick up tone from the way their writing and that's what we're arguing. your choice of words determines tonality based on family, location, etc. and that's why I brought up the possibility of the way were are raised. Should I use more reaction images or something? Those are fine compared to emoticons for me.

                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:10:06 UTC from web
                          2. @abigpony Just drop the filler words then. The "I think" however, is a good cushion.

                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:09:50 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                            1. @widget but what if I know? http://ur1.ca/9eoum

                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:11:38 UTC from web
                              1. @abigpony You didn't know, but even if you did, you aren't even going. I felt kind of insulted that someone who wasn't even going to BronyCon was telling me I missed some significant detail of it for five months, even after I read the June 2012 homepage at least six times after it went up.

                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:17:06 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                1. @widget Here's my random observation: you seem to be arguing with someone over the internet about what parts of internet communication make you look nice and what parts make you look dumb. I'm legitimately confused; can you clarify the reasoning behind this?

                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:20:44 UTC from web
                                  1. @redenchilada I'm not arguing, I'm attempting to give advice. I can stop if things seem out of hand.

                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:22:53 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                2. @widget So now you're just attacking me because I knew something you didn't as opposed to the phrasing. It seems like I DID know and you should probably chill or something.

                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:21:53 UTC from web
                                  1. @abigpony Okay, I'll chill. Sorry.

                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:24:21 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                    1. @widget Good man, now back to the advice. What do?

                                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:25:12 UTC from web
                                      1. @abigpony I thought I already gave my advice?

                                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:27:27 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                        1. @widget the "Just drop the filler words then. The "I think" however, is a good cushion."? Again, what if I know or it's a fact? What would classify as a filler word?

                                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:30:09 UTC from web
                                          1. @abigpony "good question" and "yeah" are filler words. Even if you know something for sure, "I think" (or even "I'm pretty sure") is a good way to soften the impact. If you're absolutely 100% sure of something (this is usually impossible), use those phrases anyway.

                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:36:16 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                            1. @widget "If you're absolutely sure it's true, say 'I think' anyway"? That's horrible advice.

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:37:10 UTC from web
                                              1. @redenchilada If you're that sure of something, you usually should back it up with some kind of evidence.

                                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:41:19 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                                1. @widget Then tell them to back it up with evidence. Don't tell them to say "I think $eventOccurance" if they have proof that $eventOccurance is real.

                                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:44:15 UTC from web
                                                  1. @redenchilada "I think that $eventoccurance is real." "Why?" "Because $evidence"

                                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:46:07 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                                    1. @widget "Those rocks fell. I know this because I watched gravity pull them down from the top ledge to the ground right here." Saying "I think" in that instance only makes you look silly. I'm not saying _never_ use the phrase, but it has an actual meaning, not just filler.

                                                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:50:31 UTC from web
                                                      1. @redenchilada I'm more talking about when you're telling people they're wrong or have been otherwise out of the loop or misinformed. It's better to use something such as "Are you sure? Because I thought..." rather than "That's not right. It's..."

                                                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:57:17 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                                      2. @redenchilada Disclaimer: If I'm not making sense at this point it's because it's 3AM.

                                                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:58:13 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                                        1. @widget Pff, only 3AM? Weakling.

                                                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:58:42 UTC from web
                                                          1. @bitshift I have stayed up through sunrise. You do not want to meet that pony. He's a little loco in the coco. Especially with the obligatory caffiene offset. Then he's not only tired, but he also laughs at everything.

                                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 07:01:19 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                                            1. @widget Sounds like me. Also, I could totally go for something caffeinated right now.

                                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 07:02:30 UTC from web
                                                            2. @widget I do that on a regular basis. xD

                                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 07:05:24 UTC from web
                                                              1. @minti Bad pony! *hits with newspaper*

                                                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 07:35:24 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                                        2. @widget Yeah, my thought process is just a roll of the dice at this point. I bet that metaphor doesn't even make sense.

                                                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:59:34 UTC from web
                                                          1. @redenchilada You're leaving it up to chance? xD

                                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 07:00:34 UTC from web
                                                            1. @minti That's not what I meant at all. THIS IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

                                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 07:01:50 UTC from web
                                                  2. @redenchilada @toksyuryel 's post.

                                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:47:10 UTC from MuSTArDroid
                                              2. @redenchilada It's called being humble.

                                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:41:23 UTC from web
                                            2. @widget Well that seems rather unnecessary and it seems like one of those tools people keep recommending me to stop from hurting other people's feelings. I guess I can try and use them all the time now or something, though. It's not gonna last long, but I'll try I guess.

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:40:50 UTC from web
                          3. @abigpony Lol what are you talking about, smilies are gr8 omg!!! xD :) <3

                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:13:37 UTC from web
                            1. @redenchilada I JUST LOOKED AT WHAT I TYPED. I'M GOING TO GO KILL MYSELF NOW. r.i.p. me 1994-2012

                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:14:04 UTC from web
                              1. @redenchilada Omg, you like them too?! <333 xD

                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:14:41 UTC from web
                                1. @minti ... Is it sad that at one point in time this is legitly something I would have said?

                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:15:39 UTC from web
                                  1. @minti yeah, it kind of is. Not as sad as the fact that that's how @theawesomepinkpony still types.

                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:17:00 UTC from web
                                2. @minti I will say "lol" ironically, "<3" when I'm in a fruity mood, and I've grown kinda fond of ":c", "c:", and ";~;". Anything else (ESPECIALLY "xD" and "omg") make me kill bunnies.

                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:17:16 UTC from web
                                  1. @redenchilada I need to use the word "fruity" more often.

                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:19:54 UTC from web
                                  2. @redenchilada The only one I refuse to use is "o3o". HOW IS THAT EVEN AN EMOTICON.

                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:20:08 UTC from web
                                    1. @minti Oh yeah, I used that ironically once. It's like the super-fruity impossible-to-take-seriously version of <3 as far as I use it.

                                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:21:32 UTC from web
                                      1. @redenchilada Yep that basically describes it. I know of guys who basically use variants of that all the time. T3T

                                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:22:49 UTC from web
                                        1. @minti I'm also probably the only one who likes ponies and yet doesn't care for /)^3^(\

                                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:25:31 UTC from web
                                          1. @redenchilada I hate people who use that with a passion. Wait, never mind that's mean. I love and tolerate them. >.>

                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:26:31 UTC from web
                                            1. @minti Honestly, I don't dislike _too_ many smilies. You won't catch me using most kinds outside of very specific contexts, though.

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:28:12 UTC from web
                                            2. @minti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

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:29:21 UTC from web
                                          2. @redenchilada @rozeluck http://ur1.ca/9eoxu

                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:28:47 UTC from web
                                            1. @abigpony you're dead to us all!!!

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:31:12 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                                              1. @rozeluck I know... http://ur1.ca/9eoym

                                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:32:16 UTC from web
                                                1. @abigpony JK xD

                                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:32:55 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                                                  1. @rozeluck I'd claim you re-dead to me, but you use that "xD" enough to where it's not even a problem.

                                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:36:31 UTC from web
                                                    1. @abigpony ...

                                                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:37:48 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                                                      1. @rozeluck ...what?

                                                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:39:06 UTC from web
                                                        1. @abigpony Dunno :)

                                                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:40:44 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                                          3. @redenchilada Do you know what I'm thinking because you post some of the posts I'm writing xD

                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:29:06 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                                    2. @minti -3-

                                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:22:47 UTC from web
                                      1. @bitshift >3<

                                        Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:24:29 UTC from web
                                        1. @minti 0u0

                                          Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:26:42 UTC from web
                                          1. @bitshift GO AWAY UU. Wait is it UU who does that?

                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:27:40 UTC from web
                                            1. @minti No, UU has some squiggly thing also involving 'u's that I can't be bothered to remember. 0u0 was one that Aradia did, then concluded it was terrible.

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:29:31 UTC from web
                                          2. @bitshift @minti uu confirmed for new sicknasty. http://ur1.ca/9eoxy

                                            Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:29:35 UTC from web
                                            1. @carcino Huh. I don't normally like fan-designs for the uU's, but those two seem pretty appropriate.

                                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:33:02 UTC from web
                                              1. @bitshift I don't know where they are from, BUT I LOVE THEM. http://ur1.ca/9eoz0

                                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:34:18 UTC from web
                                                1. @carcino Oh man, I LOVE me some mystery drink.

                                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:36:18 UTC from web
                                                  1. @bitshift http://ur1.ca/9ep0b

                                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:37:24 UTC from web
                                              2. @bitshift @carcino Yeah, they do. Wow. (Also I thought uu was Karkat for some stupid reason at first.)

                                                Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:34:32 UTC from web
                                                1. @minti Share with me all your draws Minti http://ur1.ca/9ep04

                                                  Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:36:13 UTC from web
                                    3. @minti There's the squee too /)^3^(\

                                      Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:25:35 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                                  3. @redenchilada omg xD *Bleh* :P

                                    Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:20:29 UTC from StatusNet iPhone
                            2. @redenchilada http://ur1.ca/9eovd

                              Wednesday, 30-May-12 06:15:52 UTC from web
    2. @widget Shame i can't go even though i live in NY

      Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:46:58 UTC from web
      1. @wafers I can't go because even if I can afford to go, I can't afford a place to stay :<

        Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:49:30 UTC from web
        1. @lyrica I have no transportation whatsoever and only 17. Dang. I really want to go too.

          Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:51:26 UTC from web
          1. @wafers yeah, transportation for me would also require 2 extra tickets (sister and her boyfriend) I REALLY want to go too :<

            Wednesday, 30-May-12 04:52:43 UTC from web

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