GamerKuma

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  1. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Royal Problems

    Your rants are always my most looked forward to part of these episode discussions
  2. GamerKuma

    Give the user above you a new name.

    Well said, Lightning Rodent Pony
  3. GamerKuma

    Who's your favorite fan made character?

    Screwball!
  4. So we finally got the Far Cry 5 trailer last friday, and almost instantly the internet is aflutter with offense. I've read everything, from people upset that the villains seem to be a cult based in Christianity, from them being white, and even people being upset that once again backwoods mountain folk are portrayed as being violent, hateful, and evil. Let's work backwards on this. The last one I can understand. While people that live in these communities that tend to be far removed from big cities, that doesn't make them uneducated or sociopaths. Too often those that have maintained their deep mountain roots are shown to be removed from normal senses of humanity, and I don't think that's fair. If that were the case, we'd see more instances of the Amish rising up with pitchforks, torches, and long beards a-quiver with rage. I completely understand that choosing a folk that are far from central law enforcement and typical societal norms makes more easier reasoning in their decent, but it's starting to get over done. Next, making them white. This one is too easy to yell at people for, so i'll make it short. We've been to other continents, where we gunned down masses of people with different colored skin, because those people were the predominant individuals of that region, or had at least taken that region as their own. Now, we're in America, where, guess what, the people are predominantly white. Also, and the big one here, if you actually watch the trailer, there are other ethnicities present in the cult, so yknow, nice try peeps. Last, the Christianity tones. The cult has been explained to be a Doomsday cult, one of those groups that feels it must begin purging the wicked from this world. We see folks with sinner written on their backs, bound and bloody. A woman is drowned in a mock river baptism, a man's head is used to ring the bell of a church in session. Clearly the cult is using doctrine it has (knowingly or unknowingly) twisted into a form that they feel gives them free reign to bring terror and death to their countryside. For this i'll say this main point: I am a Christian, i've grown up as such, and formed my own ideas and beliefs beyond what I was taught. And foremost, i've learned that not all doctrine is interpreted the same, and that some things in the Bible can be construed in many different ways. What we're seeing here is a (fictional, though not all-together unlikely) group of villains and terrorists that choose to follow a more violent interpretation of the Bible. Similar to Outlast 2, someone probably read something and decided it meant something VERY different. Being offended because they draw from Christianity for form their villains is stupid because no one is saying that Christians are bad, its says THESE people are bad, and are using it as a weapon. Thoughts? Im curious as to what people think
  5. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 8 Hard to Say Anything

    Tis a dark place Cinder, Id advise against such a venture.
  6. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 8 Hard to Say Anything

    Im gonna guess because this season has seen a lot of negative responses to its episodes thus far. Mixed at best, at least, for most of them.
  7. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 8 Hard to Say Anything

    At last, an anthem to best pony!
  8. GamerKuma

    Treehouse out of episodes?

    Aww boo...
  9. GamerKuma

    Treehouse out of episodes?

    So, is Perfect Pear still on for America? Because im REALLY looking forward to that episode.
  10. GamerKuma

    Treehouse out of episodes?

    I'll tell ya what I make of it: A less cluttered inbox of messages of responses to episode discussions Honestly, i'm fine with it if its true. Gives reviewers a break, and gives us more time to digest new episodes. After all, if the season burns through too quickly, we still have to wait a long time for a new one.
  11. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 6 Forever Filly

    Nah, only that they ship it.
  12. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 11 - Not Asking For Trouble

    Yak episode make GamerKuma want to yack. That is all.
  13. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Royal Problems

    Its difficult to defend Celestia's case, because they've done a poor job at displaying her skill as a bureaucrat. Not that handling of the day to day ruling of Equestria couldn't be interesting, but they haven't SHOWN it to be interesting. I'll allow the show's depiction of her duties making her tired. ANYTHING can make you tired if you do it all day. I make gaming videos on youtube, and after an hour or of talking to yourself while staring at a screen, you start to get weary of it mentally. Tia spends her whole day listening to the complaints and shmoozing of other noble ponies, zipping from one appearance to the next. This could easily get exhausting day after day, especially when you have to maintain positive appearance 100% of the time doing it. The DOWNSIDE is that we mostly have to just accept that this is what she does, instead of getting time to see how SHE handles it outside of little snippets. Further strengthening my arguement, I feel, that this would have been better as a two part premiere. It would have had a cool villain duo, AND set up that we'll be seeing more of side characters getting to do things.
  14. GamerKuma

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Royal Problems

    I'm gonna disagree. You aren't wrong at all about how it's not cool that Tia would insult Luna like that. But I also don't find it unbelieveable. It's been at least, what, 2 years in show time? 3? Yes, Tia would be so happy to have her sister back, but they aren't perfect. It would actually be less believeable if Luna didn't do things that bothered Celestia. Afterall, joy at having someone you love back in your life only goes so far if they exhibit negative traits over and over that get to you. Both of them were having efforts they valued go ignored by the other, and neither saw difficulty in the others' work, which can come across as very insulting. Celestia might be happy to have her sister back, but the map wouldn't send Starlight if this was only a small, recent issue. Its likely been boiling for a long time, and was coming to a head soon. Luna was becoming bitter at Tia again, and Celestia was growing annoyed at what she saw as an ungrateful younger sibling.