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Gabriel LaVedier


Just another University-edicated fanfiction writer who prefers the cheers and laughter of ponies to madness and sorrow.

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Some folk have been confused by references made in stories to prior stories. So here's a list of the threads that move along from one story to another. There's a lot of overlap; it's an interconnected web.

The Unfavorite-The Nightwatch-The Equestrian Resident-Royal Hospitality-The Unsuitable-Dames of the Tea Table

Bad News Apple-The Discarded Son- An Appleoosan Kind of Love- The Bad Apple Chronicles-The Unfavorite

The Unfavorite-The Nightwatch-Hatred Would be better...-The Unsuitable

Broken Young Nag, Bitter Young Haggard-Too Different, Exactly The Same- Las Canciones de Voltaire (#1 Fan)- Sin of Ommission

Broken Young Nag, Bitter Young Haggard-Dames of the Tea Table (Part two)- Las Canciones de Voltaire (Anniversary)

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Why thanks for boarding the Crazy Train! :pinkiecrazy: I do hope you enjoy your stay, friend~

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At the time I was a MASSIVE weeb so I loved it for just being Japanese. But then, I also liked the homoerotic overtones clear in the narrative, plus the artwork was acceptable, leaning towards great. It wasn't Miyazaki but what is? It's safe to say I started a fan and stayed one, though it's been a while since I watched the whole thing. I started watching the subbed episodes of the CG reboot. Now they did a gender flip of Mei as I said but that is oddly authentic. In the original books Mei was written as gender indeterminate using non-gendered references, and fans sort of got to think what they wanted. Because the stories read as crazy romantic they all just assumed Mei was female; the author later stated Mei was intended to be male and was given a concrete gender in the movie. But, the series changed that to the initial fan impression and... honestly not much changed. The story beats and emotions (when the show took segments of the movie) are exactly the same, crazy romantic.

I am slightly claustrophobic but more to the point I am comfortable in a space that allows motion but greatly fear being wedged somewhere.

All those things I suggested are good, to me. Your mileage may vary. Sherlock Yack is available on YouTube and is reasonably complete as far as I know. Loulou is on Netflix under the surprisingly proper English title "Wolfy: the incredible secret" but I only got U as a Christmas gift and in French, so I've been machine-translating it with Google.

I'm no time period partisan either. I'll watch anything I consider good and not care when or where it's from. I mean, I love Zootopia, and Kung Fu Panda. And I still want to see Sing.

The music stuff is pretty much all agreeable to me.

2414528 What did you think of "Arashi no yoru ni", once you first saw it?


So, would it be fair to say that you're claustrophobic, then?


Since you suggested the books and animated series Sherlock Yack, and the works of Gregoire Solotareff, especially the book "U" and the movie "Loulou, l'incroyable secret", I ask you: how are they? Are they any good?


I'm guessing you wouldn't be fond of most movies made today (not the least of which would include the 2016 version of Ghostbusters) then, huh?

I'll see your Brian Setzer, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Squirrel Nut Zippers and raise you the likes of Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and of course, Cab Calloway.


I've also grown to appreciate 1980s-era Heavy Metal bands like Def Leppard, Poison and Motley Crue among others. Although, I've also expanded to music from around the world (namely music from the Middle-East).



Now about this statement: "I watch a lot of stuff on YT, like GMM, and then a vast assortment of movie reviewers, mostly of cartoons or super bad movies. Toongrin, Squirrel Talk Reviews, Bobsheaux, The Cinema Snob, Phelous, The Media Hunter, Hunter the pony, IHE, TheMysteriousMrEnter, AVGN and then overlap with my atheism in the form of The Bible Reloaded and God Awful Movies. With that I also watch full episodes and clips of the Atheist Experience, and listen to talks by Hiith, Cosmic Skeptic, Aron Ra and occasionally Matt Dillahunty."

As I've said, In addition to watching (and listening to) Let's Play vids on the Internet as well as people like Fritz Imperial,

The Distributist and others like

Blaire White,

Theryn Meyer

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson,

Lauren Southern of Rebel Media.

On top of that, I also listen to people on YouTube who have the same political leanings that you have like Prince Of Queens and Tree Of Logic.

To say nothing of others like TriggerTots McGee and Dr.Layman.


As for this statement, here: "I can guess what some of that stuff is, especially as you unironically mentioned politically correct culture as something to be opposed. So, I think you may have missed all the posts of mine about Social Democracy and Euro-leftism. But that happens. Actually you can read my socialism in a lot of the things I write. Heck, anything marked "Etiamsi Omnes Ego Non" is explicitly anti-fascist and anti-misogyny, increasing in passion and strident with the rise of the alt-right, incels and the creeping spread of misogynists in places like, well, various fandoms."

Yeah... no comment. Actually, scratch that. I've a lot to say regarding this entire statement. But, for the sake of not wanting to get in a heated debate in a comment section, I'll say that while I get where you may be coming from, some of what you've been saying gives me pause (if your answers and previous-to recent blog posts are anything to go by).



I have a feeling we may have to have this conversation through personal messages.

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As far as I'm aware, manga usually comes first for everything except movies, which occasionally have a manga adaptation. The most interesting one I saw was Arashi no yoru ni which was a series of children's books and then a movie, which was then made into a manga, and then turned into a TV series. With a gender change in one main character because the original movie was CRAZY homoerotic, because the original books were too. Unintentionally and intentionally at the same time.

I'm not quite a fan of flying, mostly because I need to move around. And am bad with closed and compressed spaces with lots of people.

I know of Tintin well. I named my first cat Snowy. Franco-Belgian goodness at its finest. I at the least know of Asterix, and everyone knows the Smurfs. As you might expect, while I am an intellectual and fan of literature, sometimes I need to stop and be washed away by more pleasant things, or at least things for a younger audience. So I would suggest to you the books and animated series Sherlock Yack, and the works of Gregoire Solotareff, especially the book "U" and the movie "Loulou, l'incroyable secret".

Cringeworthy comedy would be the comedy of social disruption and crippling awkwardness. Things like yelling loudly in public and performing acts that are injurious to a reputation. Yelling at the wrong person, making a fool of someone, like that. If it could be combined with the phrase "stop it, you're embarrassing me and/or yourself" then I'm probably not a fan.

I'm not quite a genre partisan, I tend to pick and choose and have favorite groups or single artists. But I do like Swing, including neo-swing, like Brian Setzer, the swing work of Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the rockabilly swing/standards of Squirrel Nut Zippers. I'm also a huge fan of Voltaire/Aurelio Voltaire and his Gothic/Cubano-Goth work. Been a fan since album one. He's also a low-key pony fan. So extra cool points.

I watch a lot of stuff on YT, like GMM, and then a vast assortment of movie reviewers, mostly of cartoons or super bad movies. Toongrin, Squirrel Talk Reviews, Bobsheaux, The Cinema Snob, Phelous, The Media Hunter, Hunter the pony, IHE, TheMysteriousMrEnter, AVGN and then overlap with my atheism in the form of The Bible Reloaded and God Awful Movies. With that I also watch full episodes and clips of the Atheist Experience, and listen to talks by Hiith, Cosmic Skeptic, Aron Ra and occasionally Matt Dillahunty.

I can guess what some of that stuff is, especially as you unironically mentioned politically correct culture as something to be opposed. So, I think you may have missed all the posts of mine about Social Democracy and Euro-leftism. But that happens. Actually you can read my socialism in a lot of the things I write. Heck, anything marked "Etiamsi Omnes Ego Non" is explicitly anti-fascist and anti-misogyny, increasing in passion and strident with the rise of the alt-right, incels and the creeping spread of misogynists in places like, well, various fandoms.

Oh, I'm not surprised you met a lot of LGBT folks. I can tell you are not a furry proper, as you cannot help but meet more than one in just casual conversation.

If I can recall the reasons from back then, it was the bright colors, female leads and themes of friendship.

2408903 Of all the anime that you've mentioned, I've seen bits and pieces of Magic Knight Rayearth. I've also seen some portions of Fruits Basket but I've yet to watch it all the way through (or read the manga, assuming that there was one before the anime came to fruition). Same with Cardcaptors / Cardcaptor Sakura

From what I've heard of Escaflowne, it wasn't received very well when it was broadcasted on Fox Kids. Yet, I've heard many things about it, all of it good.


Let me guess, you're not a fan of flying, are you?


A Francophile, eh? It's good to meet someone else who likes French culture. The last person that I've met who enjoyed French culture was someone like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQeWZ0ninG-2pzlaenh2ECw



On that, stop me if you've heard of these before:


Comics:

The Adventures of Tintin

The Smurfs

Asterix

Lucky Luke


Films: OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies / OSS 117: Lost in Rio
Don't Look Back (or "Ne te retourne pas" as it's known in French)

Define cringeworthy comedy (according to you).


Another fellow jazz fan? Cool. I happen to like the Big Band / Swing era of 1935-1946, personally. Blues is another favorite musical genre of mine, as well.


I have had instances where I can cook. But, I mostly microwave my food if I can help it.


I'm always afraid that if I were to cook via skillet or a pan, I might wind up burning down wherever I may live.


I mostly watch (and listen to) Let's Play vids on the Internet as well as people like Fritz Imperial,

The Distributist and others like

Blaire White,

Theryn Meyer

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson,

Lauren Southern of Rebel Media and others who speak out against the current politically correct culture that's present today.


Also, I just happen to have read this: https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/362918/the-closet-bisexual Let's just say you aren't the first person on the Internet of any fandom (especially within the FiM fandom) who's part of the GLBTQIA community that I've ran into.

Though, you're also the 2nd bisexual male that I've had many a conversation with.

The 1st being this guy (Seeing as how you're a fanfiction writer as well, when you have the chance, check out what he's created, both his original work and his fanfics).

Also, check out his journals. You might learn some thing s about him (in terms of his writing process, anyway).


Was there anything about MLP (circa 84-87) that you liked, the most?

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Disrespecting Zebras · 10:16pm 14 minutes ago

I used to believe that the most maligned canon creatures in the fandom were the Diamond Dogs and to some extent I still hold that position. But very close, maybe peaking in some cases, are the zebras. And I think that because they get disrespect in the most insidious ways possible.

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