Hunter D (terminalhunter)

  1. @bigmacintosh42 Sorry to say that this group is mostly defunct -- it's been maybe a year since we've had an official meeting and I've since graduated. I know there's some bronies still about on grounds but the CIO I ran a year ago and everything this group has been referencing no longer exists. Feel free to make your own club/start your own meetups (unless someone else already has?).

    Thursday, 05-Mar-15 23:45:59 UTC from web in context
  2. @cluelesspony it appears every time you get off, I get on and vice versa. Or maybe it's just the fact I write 1500 characters when someone asks "What's your favorite aspect of the fandom?" I tend to overdo these kinds of things.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 17:19:57 UTC from web in context
  3. @ponydude2143 so do I. Perfect thing to calm down with after a day of misanthropy. As well as ponies, of course.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:37:04 UTC from web in context
  4. @ponydude2143 Well, it's one of the best analogies for how people just get stuck in a dichotomy that should never really exist in the first place. I ought to link everyone the main inspiration/source for this latest rambling -- -- but there's a few other patterns and behaviors behind all this.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:34:50 UTC from web in context
  5. @thatonepony I see in the brony community a need for more. Many times I see on a youtube comment something along the lines of "if I was never into ponies, I would have never known that I actually like dubstep" or "I used to hate X, but because of ponies I can see why others like it and I can start to like it myself." Whether or not we consciously know it, this fandom is breaking filter bubbles and expanding the horizons of people's knowledge.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:30:44 UTC from web in context
  6. @thatonepony I and many others have started to see a disturbing trend on the internet. It's often been called an 'internet filter bubble' but that's the more algorithmic check sites like google applie to people as they search. But the algorithm is based off of human behavior, namely the fact that people do not like to step outside of what I like to call their "sphere of knowledge." Conservatives don't like to type something into google and see something liberal and vice versa. So people on the internet tailor their searches and only subscribe to things that they agree with until they hit their limit for information intake, i.e. they've subscribed to everything they'll be able to read in a day and then they no longer expand their horizons. The brony community, and any brony by simply being a member of the community above the standard demographic for the show, has already broken out of at least one 'filter bubble' and expanded the kind of knowledge they're able to acquire.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:29:15 UTC from web in context
  7. @thatonepony I wouldn't be surprised if I break a few character limits, but I'll see if I can't make a digest of what I'm seeing here.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:25:36 UTC from web in context
  8. @thatonepony Well, she's a small example, I can't completely dismiss her. You could say that the development of My Little Pony from a sort of cookie cutter 'let's appeal to girls' to a more mature and 'appeals to all' cartoon is reminiscent of the internet at large. The movement from distinct 'spheres' of knowledge and dissociation to a more purist definition of what the internet should be, exchange of information in a medium free from most constraints. I think I could ramble on about this kinda thing if people are willing to put up with it.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:22:29 UTC from web in context
  9. @thatonepony hm, 'aspect' is such an abstract term. I like the fact that this fandom stands adjacent to so many larger ideals and movements. The push for higher standards of quality, breaking the online filter bubble, etc. I'm starting to draw all kinds of parallels.

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:15:51 UTC from web in context
  10. @macpony55 fine....

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:07:02 UTC from web in context
  11. wait, we were debating religion and I wasn't invited?

    Friday, 13-Jan-12 04:02:53 UTC from web in context
  12. @abigpony Huh, you're right. Although I think it updates to the correct number if you refresh it. Mine jumped from *500-ish to *800-ish when I refreshed the page.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 06:00:17 UTC from web in context
  13. @technopony0vinylscratchrecollor oh. afraid I can't help you, then.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:33:34 UTC from web in context
  14. @tenmihara No, quantum foam is an actual term physicists use. I still need to watch the majority of Dr. Who. My sister got me addicted to the stuff.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:28:23 UTC from web in context
  15. @xtux345 Fun, although I've been working on any and all game designs these past few years. It just so happens an MLP crossover requires my help. And it's mostly writing, this time. Yay dialogue trees.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:27:43 UTC from web in context
  16. @tenmihara Never knew the universe could be such a soft place, what with all this foam.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:26:18 UTC from web in context
  17. @tenmihara another favorite term of mine is the concept of "Spacetime Foam" or "Quantum Foam"

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:25:40 UTC from web in context
  18. @tenmihara Ah yes. Wibbly wobbly is certainly fun to say in a discussion of the very fabric of everything we know.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:24:48 UTC from web in context
  19. @xtux345 Sorry, currently working on the Harvest Moon/MLP crossover. I might do that one next, however.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:24:11 UTC from web in context
  20. @tenmihara well any mentioning of the multiverse brings up images of parallel strings and all sorts of fun mixings-up of the quantum soup we call reality.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:23:43 UTC from web in context
  21. @xtux345 I will have to put some time aside to play this. Some time after I finish this rap/poem/piece of prose set to music.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:21:01 UTC from web in context
  22. @wiipony @tenmihara What's this? A discussion on quantum/string theory?

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:19:24 UTC from web in context
  23. @xtux345 Is it anything like Dwarf Fortress? I like that game a lot.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:16:12 UTC from web in context
  24. @xtux345 Ah, well thanks for the support anyhow. Maybe we can consolidate into some world-wide committee at a later point. Afraid I'm not familiar with cave story, you'll have to fill me in.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:15:42 UTC from web in context
  25. @abigpony I certainly will. Also: since I've touched upon politics and religion, what other dinner time conversations could I start?

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:13:45 UTC from web in context
  26. @abigpony oh wow, that is so creepy it's awesome. Saved.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:11:18 UTC from web in context
  27. @xtux345 I think it'd be easy enough to form a PAC, I saw a crochet fluttershy go for $300+ at auction, I assume there's enough disposable income floating around. Maybe a full on 'party' electing candidates for president might be a bit lofty of an ambition.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:09:00 UTC from web in context
  28. @abigpony not entirely sure, tbh.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:05:43 UTC from web in context
  29. @tenmihara @xtux345 Unless we apply the principles of doublethink. #

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:05:30 UTC from web in context
  30. @xtux345 I'm just a bit wary that when I mention mixing ponies and politics, the issue of abortion pops up.

    Thursday, 12-Jan-12 05:04:36 UTC from web in context