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  1. If anything, I think the name is too clunky. First of "Eternal" is a very pompous name, considering the character is probably mortal. Sure, sounds cool, but also pretty edgy. Secondly, "Observation" is a very complex name, something that seems too... scientific for a normal name. Pony names are super simple. They are often built upon simple things (Can a kid name it?) or some wordplays. Pinkie Pie is a perfect example of it. She's pink and likes pie. Fluttershy is a wordplay on Butterfly. Granny Smith, Braeburn, Macintosh... they are all different kinds of apples... The list goes on and on. So unless you deliberately aim for an edgy OC, you should keep it simple. Go with "Can a kid name it?" and go from there. Parts like "Night" "Watch" could be used, or some color like his/her coat color. If you have an idea, look up synonyms on the internet or objects or ideas you could word play on. So if you ask me, no, I don't think you should name him/her "Eternal Observation".
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    Things You Hate In Games You Love

    The fact that they end some day.
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    Stepmania / Trotmania

    I used to play Trotmania a lot in 2013-2014. Even got a friend hooked up on it. The game was nice, and I used to play it on my laptop when I travelled long distances via train (Which probably annoyed so many people looking back... Well, they could have said something :3) However, it somehow died down when I traveled less and less, and now I don't play it anymore. Yet, it sparked my love for rhythm games. So today I still play Kickbeat, Thumper and Intralism. Maybe you want to take a look at Intralism as well? It allows you to custom build tracks, and there is only one pony song so far (And it's Spitfire from Mandopony, so it's a bad song, imo).
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    Galacon 2017

    The moment you realize that User will be there as well. And the moment you realize that you got that information through a forum post that mentions you. You could have told me, you know? xD But, yes, as Sky said, I'll be going as well, even if I am not too fond of german bronies. Trying to show Light and Sky some german culture while they're here.
  5. I recommend listening to "Wanted in Equestria" and "Occupy Equestria", which are my favorites. Just keep your head cool, because YAC loved to provoke others, so his lyrics are... derogative at times.
  6. I am probably going to regret this, but the first song I stumbled upon was probably a song by YellingAtCats, this one to be specific: To be honest, it's even funnier considering that I didn't really like any form of rap at that time. (And had to do some digging, because YAC removed all his content.) Only afterwards I stumbled upon things like Rainbow Factory or works from Living Tombstone and AJTE.
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    Drawfriend pics scrapper (working but wonky )

    I once created something similar for Rainmeter. I always wondered if CloudFlare or any other DDoS protection would go haywire on your IP after sending thousands of requests within a short timeframe to download pictures. Any reason why you created that in Python?
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    Lack of self humour

    That was a pain to read through. Some formatting would have made it easier, not to mention the jumps in the argumentation. But I wonder... why Germany exactly?
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    Depends on what you do with it. Sure, your future employer could say that it is not as good as a degree where you actually have to visit lectures. Because when someone is talking to you, you can actually ask questions and it's kinda the "norm" for studies. However, on the other side, a good online degree will allow you to argue that you are someone who is able to manage his own schedule, and knows how to work independently. It could also be an argument that you are apt at learning new things on your own. I have made the experience that people stopped using grades or schools as a single measurement for the skills of an employee. They rather look at the personal history, soft skills (How good developed are his abilities to work in a team, get along with others, hold presentations, be polite... things like these.) and special skills. You can have people with an ace degree from a very known university, but he might turn out as someone who is unable to fit in your project, while someone who has a online degree will be just the guy you need. So honestly? There is a chance that your employer could bring it up. But it is your responsibility to sell yourself well. Be prepared to counter that question, maybe by bringing up all the things you can learn in an online course that is hard to learn in a lecture (like self management) and be confident. Life isn't determined by grades or degrees, it's about what you do with what you got given.
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    Don't know what job I want.

    Or simply don't listen to forum users who have no idea who you are, what your proficiencies are and what level of education you actually received. Keep in mind that people here can only give you ideas, but please don't make such an important decision based on comments on a pony forum. My two bits.
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    theme :For Honor Game

    Because who would side with the weeaboos or the barbarians if he could have the Lawbringer?
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    theme :For Honor Game

    I hope you are going to play for the Knights...
  13. Do you think that your fondness of ballistic weaponry might be a problem as a "soon to be" police officer?
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    How much are you like/How did you create your OC?

    And of course, a white coat. Your OC lacks color, I say! My OC was pretty straightforward. I created him based on my biggest faults and shortcomings, as I was fed up with all those Mary Sue OCs who are powerful, successful and infallible. I thought: "What would my evil/bad me be like?" The outcome was a snobby, self-centered and vain unicorn, who thinks he is better than everyone else. Fittingly, I imagine him living somewhere in Canterlot, involved with Canterlot politics. Then I took a few of my strengths, made him a sweet-talker and the character was done. Colors were based on many experiments with a color picker, but I am pretty glad how they came out. Shortly after I created my OC, Coco Pommel was revealed, which was kinda an official approval of my design, as they both were pretty similiar (color-wise, that is). The mane... Yes, I also use hair wax to fix my hair, so that sleek back-combed look is something I have as well, even tho my hair is blonde. And the eyes are the same, as I have blue eyes as well. So technically, my OC is actually more... mean spirited and vain than I am, so you don't have to be afraid to talk to me. Still, I enjoy having an OC with many "bad" attributes, as it makes me reflect my own personality and decisions. When I created him, I spent quite some time thinking about myself and what I represent, what impression I have on others... It was a very valuable experience! Greetings, Alpha268
  15. Im disappointed... You haven't updated your thread with your new music yet. And I think it is most awesome!
  16. "The great thing about the internet is, that everybody can express his opinion. The bad thing is, everybody does." And "[The internet] is like handing bullhorns to a crowd. Normal, sane people will not use them, but the special people that aren't afraid to share their opinion will." This fandom has so many different facets. You have high-educated post-graduates and young pupils, people who are in it for the show, others who are in it for the art, some like the music, others love the fanfiction. Just because there is a voice of a few who think swearing and harrassing will make their show better, doesn't mean the majority thinks the same. After all, it is a show, made to sell toys and other products, and in that case, it succeeded extremly well. The people responsible for the show will make decisions based on money, and that is okay for me. We are not entitled to receive any form of fan pandering or any form of influence on the show's direction, and every time the makers and managers listen to us, we should be grateful instead of demanding more. Now, if you decide to be sick of bronies and whatnot, feel free to do so. Just keep in mind that you fell into the same category. Those "bronies" you refer to think they represent the fandom, and you believe that a few bronies (who think being harrassment seems to be a fair way to express criticism) are representing a huge group of people, who only have one thing in common: They enjoy something about the show. Best wishes, Alpha268
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    What's you favorite crossover fic?

    I dont usually read any crossovers. However, I recently stumbled upon a Doom/MLP crossover, which is so incredibly brutal, I might even continue reading it. I usually enjoy the world of Equestria enough that I dont need any other world interfering with that. In the Doom case tho, its the introduction of over-the-top brutality and grim topics combined with dark humor that piqued my interest.
  18. If you have your RSS delivered to a powerful software like Outlook or Thunderbird, then you might be lucky. If the RSS-messages have their tags written to the notification itself, you might be able to use the built in filters in Outlook or Thunderbird and just block messages containing spoilers. I once created a Rainmeter skin that displays the news from EqD on your Desktop, but I dont know 1) if it still works and 2) if you want to use Rainmeter for your news. However, excluding spoilers would be possible with the skin as well, if you manage to edit the Regex that looks for the news itself.
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    Star Wars: Why Yoda isn't great.....

    He is a Jedi after all, that makes him pretty faulty already. Those are monsters.
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    Artists and Bands you definitely do not like

    Mostly everything that plays in the normal radio. Too boring, too uninspired. I rather listen to indie or fan music. Also, lyrics are kinda important to me, and most songs in the radio are covering topics like sex, parties or love. No, thanks.
  21. Ah, the Battlefield Heroes theme... Memories... What happened to me a few times is that I vaulted over a small rock and then just died. Noone got a kill credit, I just lumped over. Probably an aneurysm or something like that.
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    Hi everyone, Jyc's here!

    Oh my god, it's Jyc Row. I love your music, really! I am glad you joined the forums, and am looking forward to hear more of your songs! My favourites so far are Ebony Bloodrose's theme and of course Chrysalis' Revenge. Also, I never thought French rapping could actually sound good, but you nailed it. Enjoy your stay!
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    Im not sure if you got my thought there. A nationless society still needs a government. This government, however, needs to watch over the whole world, basically making the world one single nation. With only one "human" nation, there are no other nations, and with that, you basically have a nationless society, where the world is governed by one system. No more "us" and "them" (at least when looking at nations). I and feel sorry that you have to come to belittle me over a contrary opinion, while generalizing a whole cultural group as intolerant and incompatible to values of the first world. We both know that continous talking over this will lead to nothing but spite, so I refrain from additional comments.
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    DNA: The Thread of Science

    The combination of medicine and technology. Well, thats why Im going to get my degree in "Medical Computer Science", right? I love Medicine with a passion: Not only it is a well funded area of scientific progress, but also something that directly helps people. I dream of the day I work on a project that helps to save or improve the lives of other people. Im going to focus on prothetics and implantology in the last years of my studies, and hope that one day I will work on artifical limbs. I hope you can continue your studies in the medical field: There are so many fascinating jobs there! (And I will hold back my comment on studying psychology :P)
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    I died a little on the inside when reading the last sentence. From an economic point of view, we need more people in Europe. It is no secret that the demographic change will have a huge impact on our economies when we fail to raise more children. The "native" population is shrinking in European countries, and if we close our borders now for immigration, that would be economic suicide, as we fail to provide the many needed workers for economic growth. Same for the society: Without a huge base of works, many systems implemented on a social level couldnt be in effect: In fact, healthcare and pension will be supported by less and less people if we dont have a growing population. And cultural suicide? Dont you think that opening borders for other countries could also be a way of cultural enrichment? How many things our culture can learn from people with different views? Additionally: I have always supported a strong European Union, and I actually hoped that the EU would take over more and more responsibilities. There is, in my opinion, no need for nation states within Europe, as Europe can only stand up when working together. Our economic power will evaporate in a few centuries, and so will our political power, if we fail to cooperate. At the end, I can agree on the idea of a nationless global society. However, for that to work, we will need to see a working example, where a supernational institution can successfully lead a conglomerate of nation states, where every state is successfully integrated. That being said, of course the Brexit was a horrible idea, but I hope the EU learns from its mistakes (and so does the british population, really).