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    With the Apple family deep in debt, Big Mac climbs into the ring once again to save the farm. Now all that’s between him and the two-thousand-bit winner’s purse is some unicorn named Blueblood. Things are about to get ugly.  · xjuggernaughtx
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    When Scootaloo loses hope, Princess Luna is there to help her learn to dream again.  · xjuggernaughtx
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Oct
23rd
2014

Avengers 2 · 3:09pm

Massive excitement: that's what I'm feeling. they are planning for some all out craziness, if this trailer is to be believed. Ultron is no joke when it comes to villains, and they've made him a menacing as he ought to be, at least in this short clip. They managed to turn Ronin into a clown for a half a movie, so it's not like the deal is sealed. Still, I trust Joss Whedon to make good choices.

I both love and hate trailers like this. You can definitely get a sense that big things are happening, but not enough to really know what they are. Or course, it revolves around Ultron, and anyone who knows the character can see where that arc logically leads to, but how exactly that is happening is unclear. We just get a sense that there is conflict. Lots of conflict. Conflict upon conflict. That's cool and all, but it doesn't really give me an idea of whether I'm going to dig the thrust of the film like the trailer for Captain America 2 did. That trailer let me know that it was going to be Cap questioning the current system while also fighting to protect it. That was interesting to me. This has... um... Well, it's got a lot of destruction and some ballerinas. And Cap gets his shield broken, which would be bigger deal if adamantium was a thing in these arm of the MCU.

But we do get a nice look at the Hulkbuster armor, even though Tony Stark has no chance against the Hulk. Well, comic book Hulk. He's always kind of underpowered in movies and TV, and necessarily so. Keep in mind that comic book Hulk is invited to cosmic level meetings between concept beings like Eternity and Death because he is the living embodiment of rage. Unless they've made changes to the character that I'm unaware of, the Hulk literally has no upper level of strength. As long as he's getting mad, he's getting stronger. Tony Stark's armor has no chance against someone who is a threat to Death. At least, not in the comics.

Unfortunately, we also get a few shots of Black Widow and Hawkeye not doing very much. That's really a big concern for me. They've actually impressed me with both characters so far, but I'm still worried that they'll just be relegated background status before too long. It's what I think of as the Justice League effect. What do you need Green Arrow for when you have a team that includes The Flash and Superman. I mean, what possible situation could arise that one of the two of them couldn't solve more efficiently? However, I was a fan of Barry Allen Flash, so it might be that he's less powerful than before, but there was literally nothing he couldn't do back in the day. Anyway, I just hope they continue to make those characters useful.

The odd thing here is that it diverges from the main stories that we have been following, so I'm curious to see how it will all come together. We have the loose thread of Loki in Asgard. Thanos is out there. Hydra is has a strong grip on the world. Yet none of this is evident at all in the trailer. We do get to see Captain America in an old castle at one point, which could point to Baron von Strucker (Seen at the end of Captain America 2), or maybe investigating some of the Red Skull's old artifacts. Or maybe even Baron Zemo, if we are lucky. If so, Joss, please don't have that weird, pink ski mask thing on him. Some things just don't translate well. A pink and yellow bodysuit with eremite trim, capped with a baggy pink facemask is one of those things.

All in all, I'm excited to see what they are doing with Ultron. Joss Whedon says that are going against the trope of the Coldly Logical Robot Destroys The World thing. He's saying that Ultron is a flawed, illogical mess, basically. I think that's either going to be totally fascinating, or a complete disaster. Joss has a history of great characters, though, so I'm eager to see what he's done with that kind of a concept. It would be nice to move away from that Skynet kind of thinking into something new.

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A Short Brony Mix I Did A While Back

After getting a bunch of tracks from The Living Tombstone, I decided to make a mix.  I kept it short so that I could throw it up on YouTube.

Sometimes I Draw - Still Working On It

We had more Flim and Flam this season, and Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 seems to be M.A. Larson's favorite episode.  In celebration of seeing him at BABSCon, let's have some Bing Bang Zam!

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#107 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1391037 I think that's natural if we consider stories of similar quality.  However, I find it odd when we are looking at what should be considered by most to be a lesser quality story with popular characters versus a higher quality story with lesser characters.  Of course, quality is subjective, but I see plenty of stories here that shoot up to several thousand views and hundreds of upvotes that I'd consider to be too awful to read.  Major characterization problems.  Poor spelling.  Nonsense plots.  What is the point of reading a story about Twilight Sparkle and Celestia if they aren't actually acting like Twilight Sparkle and Celestia?  At that point, I don't understand reading the story versus the much better one about Ms. Peachbottom.

But I think what is satisfactory for most readers is a lot different than what it is for me.  Probably for most people, the Twilight and Celestia story above would be fine.  They are kinda, sorta like Twilight and Celestia, the three plot holes don't concern them as much as they concern me.  It's just the constant state that I'm in.  I'm usually standing off to the side screaming that these stories have major problems while the readers at large just shrug and say it's good enough for them.  I have a difficult time with that.

#106 · 7w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1384722

From what I can tell, it really comes down to people preferring read a crap story about Twilight sparkle than a great story about, say, Ms. Peachbottom.

(Sorry to jump in, but...) Well, yes. I mean, this is a fanfic website, so I think it's far more likely that someone said "I'd like to read a story about Twilight Sparkle" than "I'd like to read a story about Ms. Peachbotton." So the readers are going to be somewhat self-selecting.

#105 · 7w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1384722

Oh, I'm not going to dig into my level of quality (especially on someone else's page!) but you're very right about what gets read. Upvotes vs. downvotes still seem to do a pretty decent job, I think—though even there, I regularly see a couple stories in Fimfic's top 100 or so that I've downvoted for lack of quality. I think you're right: most people are here to read for fun, and don't care a whole lot about story quality. The feature box definitely attests to that. But I still think being able to keep an upvote ratio that's very high (like, say, 98.5%—go you) is a pretty big accomplishment.

#104 · 7w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1384711 A WINNER IS ME!

Though, I have to say that the relationship between good stories and most viewed/liked stories is crazy on this site.  Lots of complete crap gets tons of attention, while something like The Descendant's Highball or basically anything written by Chris gets very little, even though those authors are fairly well known commodities.  If no one had ever heard of them, I could understand it, but at any given time, there are stories in the feature box with extremely questionable storytelling that tons of people are reading and liking, rather than searching out quality stories.

That's just baffling to me.  From what I can tell, it really comes down to people preferring read a crap story about Twilight sparkle than a great story about, say, Ms. Peachbottom.

So what I'm saying is that your stories probably are far better than the average here, but the masses much prefer fast food to excellent cuisine.

#103 · 7w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1384695

Yeah, I wasn't anywhere close to the top, and at least part of that is my +12/-21 trollfic, I expect.

Actually, I re-ran the numbers with a [technobabble incoming] Beta(4,4) prior that doesn't favor 1- and 2- story authors as much, and you jump to #19. So... Yay!

I jumped to #346. There go my illusions of being one of the site's best writers...

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