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Huh. · 2:35am May 21st, 2020

Cutem is Latin for "skin, hide, leather, pelt, felt". Does cutie mark literally mean a mark on the hide?

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Princesses and Principalities · 12:45am May 18th, 2020

UsefulCharts came out with an interesting video a couple of weeks ago:

I feel that the title, "Why CGP Grey is Wrong", is a little click-baity, but it is nonetheless interesting and contains a discussion of the difference between a king and a monarch, a bit about different types of princesses, and overall would have been of great interest to this fandom seven or so years ago.

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Mythological Resonance · 6:05pm Jun 15th, 2018

Today, Overly Sarcastic Productions came out with this. It is a discussion of the god Dionysus and the transition of his representation, from underworld ruler of all, through being the god of destructive madness, to being the god of fun times and parties.

The parallels to Discord cannot be ignored.

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Late to the party. · 1:49pm May 25th, 2018

So, a couple of months ago, I heard for the first time the lyrics to Canterlot Camelot:

It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear
The climate must be perfect all the year

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot

Camelot! Camelot!

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So, I just saw the Last Jedi... · 8:47pm Dec 16th, 2017

And a couple of things popped out at me:

1) Old Master Luke is every anime Wise Old Mentor trope. Including the comedy ones.

2) If Quentin Tarantino can be called a foot fetishist for the number of times that he focuses in on them in a movie, then this movie's director, Rian Johnson, is a hand fetishist. There were so many more hand close-ups in this movie than foot close-ups in any Tarantino movie. I mean, it was getting weird.

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The Citizenship Question · 4:30pm Sep 11th, 2017

This is something that has been bothering me for a few years now. The Diamond Dogs that kidnapped Rarity -- are they Equestrians? Does Equestria have a concept of citizenship as we think of it? How does one become a citizen? If it is by being born there, then is every sapient born within Equestria's borders a citizen thereby? Should the Diamond Dogs have been reported to the authorities? Is slavery illegal in Equestria? Should they be charged with kidnapping? (Or "unlawful confinement", which,

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Canterlot Royal Guard training · 10:32pm Jul 29th, 2017

My mindcanon is now that this is how the guard are trained.

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The Logic Conundrum · 8:32pm Jul 10th, 2017

The logic conundrum is this: everything is an appeal to emotion, even appeals to logic. For appeals to logic will not work unless the target has an emotional investment in logic as a superior basis upon which to make a decision.

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Monday, 8:30am · 3:38pm May 8th, 2017

Sitting in my bathrobe, watching YouTube. I believe that the furniture has come to accept me as one of their own.

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[no title] · 4:51am Apr 14th, 2017

"Those who deny being lost in the dark will never bother to look for the light. It is the nature of being a villain." - Aeon Legion: Labyrinth, by J.P. Beaubien

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