Netburst Celeron

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  1. I have vague memories of watching G1 episodes with my sisters in the early '90s, so I guess that technically counts as my introduction to MLP. I didn't really become a fan until I watched Friendship is Magic in early 2012, though.
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    Will you watch G5?

    I might end up giving it a chance, but for now, I'm leaning toward "no". The reason I continue to watch Friendship is Magic is because I've gotten attached to the characters and the universe that the show has built up. If they tear all that down and start over for G5, there's not much incentive to bother with it. Plus, the end of G4 seems like a good time to finally put this whole pony thing to rest.
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    Did you buy anything recently?

    That would be a better fit.
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    Did you buy anything recently?

    Now I'm imagining a Star Trek style computer with Celestia's voice.
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    In which ways are you old-fashioned?

    I prefer wired devices to wireless ones (e.g. game controllers, mice, ethernet). And on a related note, I really hate when devices have a non-replaceable , proprietary, rechargeable battery. More and more devices seem to be going this way.
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    Insane animation

    I first saw it when it released in 2015. I've watched it many dozens of times since then. I don't think I'll ever get sick of it.
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    Did you buy anything recently?

    I bought a really small PC at a thrift store a little while ago. It's about the size of a VCR and it was only five bucks. It's probably too weak for day-to-day usage, but it will make a nice compact emulator box. I also saw a Celestia Build-A-Bear plush for $1.99 at that same thrift store a little bit later. Unfortunately, I was too much of a coward to buy it. Honestly though, I don't know what I would have done with it if I had bought it.
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    What about your movie theatre experience

    I originally wasn't going to go to the movie, but I ended up getting a seasonal job that was right across the street from the theater. Therefore, I had no excuse not to go see the movie. I decided to go on October 16th after work. I had planned to go to the 11:30 AM showing, but my boss kept me just a little too long, and I got out of work at 11:45. It was about 12:00 by the time I got to the theater, and the next showing wasn't until 1:50 PM. Since I was already there, I went ahead and bought a ticket for the 1:50 showing. Luckily, my theater has self-service ticket booths outside, so I didn't have to embarrass myself by asking for a "My Little Pony" ticket. The theater I went to is inside a big indoor shopping mall, so I passed the time by walking around inside and looking around. I ended up going into Gamestop, and I bought a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U. After that, I went to the food court, sat in a chair, and twiddled my thumbs until it was time for the movie. The guy who took my ticket didn't say anything or give me any weird looks. He just gave me the stub and directed me to the room where the movie was going to play. I entered the room and sat in my seat. I was the only one in the theater at first, but soon, people started to come in. Most of them were families with little girls, and one of those families ended up sitting down right next to me. I was the only lone male adult there, so that made me feel extremely uncomfortable. After a few minutes, I moved to the back where I wouldn't be so plainly visible. Unfortunately, the seat I sat in ended up being someone else's assigned seat. So I had to move again. But after that, the movie went off without a hitch. I stayed until the end of the credits, so I saw that little scene with Celestia at the very end. Only me and the cleaning guy were left in the theater by then. Despite a few minor awkward moments, I had a good time. It reminded me of when my grandparents would take me and my sisters to see Disney movies during the nineties. Also, I never did bother to tell my family that I went to the theater to see the MLP movie. As far as they know, I just had a really long shift at work.
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    I just don't get it

    I'm still on the fence about seeing this movie in the theater, but I'm leaning toward "no". I'll wait and see what other people's opinions are after the movie comes out. If it ends up being exceptional, I'll probably force myself to go to the theater to see it. Otherwise, I'll just wait for the DVD release.
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    What's Your Favorite Song In The Soundtrack?

    I think "One Small Thing" is my favorite. "We Got This Together" and "Open Up Your Eyes" are close behind.
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    Would you stay or would you go?

    My favorite pony doesn't like me, but everyone else does? That actually sounds pretty good to me. Sure I'd stay. I might move to a different town though, and before I left, I'd leave a dog turd on my former-favorite pony's doorstep.
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    In which ways are you old-fashioned?

    Yep. That's the exact reason I stay away from power windows and locks (and motorized seats, too). They're too prone to failure.
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    If you could be something different. What would you be?

    Someone who's good at math.
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    In which ways are you old-fashioned?

    I don't have a smartphone, and I don't think I've ever even sent a text. I'm more familiar with DOS than I am with Android or iOS. I avoid social media (facebook, twitter, etc) like the plague. I was forced by my family to make a facebook account, but I never use it. I'd rather go to a rental store to rent movies/games than use online services like Netflix. Too bad rental stores have gone the way of the dodo. I prefer '80s and '90s video games to modern ones. I'd rather have a game as a cartridge or a disc instead of a digital download. Most of my favorite music is from before I was born (1987). I'd rather read a paperback than an e-book. I prefer cars that have manual locks and windows.
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    What was the dumbest thing you ever did as a brony?

    I spent five years hiding it from my family when I really didn't need to.
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    Cartoons you like better than MLP.

    I'm not sure. The only cartoon that comes to mind is The Simpsons back before it went downhill. MLP is the only show I watch anymore, so I guess that makes it my favorite by default.
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    MLP video game.

    I would have thought they'd make a game based on the upcoming movie. I guess it's still possible they might do that, but I think we would have heard something about it by now.
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    What episodes do you find underrated?

    The Mysterious Mare Do Well is probably the episode that I've seen the most hate for, but I never really thought it was that bad. Sure, I wouldn't consider it a great episode, but the hate I've seen for it seems to be overblown. I always liked Secret of My Excess too. To me, it's definitely one of Spike's best episodes.
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    What other websites are you a member of?

    Right now, only here, DeviantArt, and Vogons. The latter one I have an account for, but I only ever lurk there.
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    Closet brony or open brony?

    Right now, I'm partially open about it. I'll only tell people whom I feel I can really trust. That means only my immediate family members know about it, and I asked them to keep it to themselves. I'd rather they not go blabbing about it to their coworkers or whatever. People tend to get the wrong idea about bronies, and I don't want people thinking I'm a pedophile.
  21. I think that would be quite horrible honestly. I don't think I'd be able to put up with that for very long. I'd probably end up being an insane pony hermit living somewhere far away from people.
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    Would you eat a living pony made of chocolate?

    That depends. Is she made of dark chocolate? It's full of antioxidants, you know. Seriously though, no, I wouldn't eat her. Instead, I'd take her somewhere cold where she'd never melt. Sort of like a messed up version of that Frosty the Snowman Christmas special.
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    How did everyone discover MLP??

    My story is pretty much the same as everyone else's, but I'll tell it anyway. In 2011, I started seeing pony avatars on all the forums I lurked on. My first thought was that they must be from some sort of MLP parody that had gotten popular on the Internet. Otherwise, guys wouldn't be into it. It wasn't until the following year that I learned it was actually a new generation of MLP, and the style just looked a lot different from the ponies my sisters used to play with. Fast forward to 2012. A thread about the show appeared on one of those forums I frequent. I read through it and learned about the show and about "bronies". I also learned that John DeLancie was in the show, and he voiced a character that was inspired by Q from Star Trek. I'm a long-time Star Trek fan, so this was the first thing that piqued my interest. A little later, I learned about Fluttershy on a social anxiety forum that I used to visit, and that further piqued my interest. Shortly thereafter, someone in another thread linked to the first episode on Youtube. I saw two more guys in that thread watch it and get hooked, so I gave in and watched it too. It didn't immediately hook me though. About a week later, I got curious and went back to see how the story concluded in the second episode. That was where it hooked me. It snowballed from there, and by the time season two ended, I had watched all the episodes. Then came the hiatus before season three. That was when I started lurking around the fandom and checking out all the fan content.
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    You wanted it but you never got it

    I actually bought the SNES Starfox at Gamestop back then. I think it was $7.99 though. What I really regret is not buying a copy of Mega Man X3 back when I had a chance. In the late '90s, I had a chance to buy it for $15 from a rental shop that was closing down and selling off their inventory. I really wish I had grabbed it, because that game sells for something like $100 now.
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    Dumbest Thing You Ever Did

    I'm not sure what the dumbest thing I've ever done is, but here's a recent one that comes to mind. A few weeks ago, I was trying to rewire the power cord (for safety reasons) in an old tube radio that I've been restoring. Anyway, I must have made a mistake somewhere, because when I plugged the thing in, there was a loud sizzle and flames started shooting out of it. I quickly unplugged it and doused the flames, and luckily there wasn't any irreparable damage. All I had to do was clean out the soot and replace two parts that had exploded. The radio is working fine now, but I learned my lesson. Next time I attempt to do something like this, I should first seek advice from people who are more experienced than I am. Otherwise, I'll end up either burning my house down or getting electrocuted.