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Hello there!

I am a college student from Bulgaria.

As far as I remmember, I learned about the bronies sometime around 2011. Back then I was neutral on the whole brony vs anti-brony thing, but I did actually find the bronies weird. Back in 2014 I caught S1E5 "Griffon the Brush Off" airing on TV, I remmembered about the whole brony thing and decided to actually give FiM a chance. I was sure that I wouldn't be interested in it and I was actually wondering what I was doing with my life while I was watching it lol. The next day I decided to watch the next episode and well... you can see where that led.

My major interests are history and military. My more minor interests are politics and philosophy.

I usually spend my free time while browsing the internet or playing video games, though I don't play video games as often as I used to. I am a big fan of Nintendo, especially the "Legend of Zelda" franchise. On PC, I mostly play games that are on Steam nowadays.

Anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to ask them!

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Hail neighbor and welcome to our humble MLP corner. So nice to see you. And heh I too love history, it's what I study after all. Please enjoy yourself and have some cake.

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11 minutes ago, Cinder Vel said:

Hail neighbor and welcome to our humble MLP corner. So nice to see you. And heh I too love history, it's what I study after all. Please enjoy yourself and have some cake.

:sunset:

Thank you!

What part of history are you interested the most? I am mostly interested in the ancient and medieval periods and military history in general. And, I'm actually studying history too.

 

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Hello Spearhorn ! Welcome to the forums ! :happybonbon:

I'm a big fan of Zelda (3D) and some nintendo stuffs too !

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And what about metroid prime 4 ?

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@Spearhorn
Ancient history is definitely best for me. The only history I kinda don't like much is the period between discovery of Americas and modern history because it is far too much detailed and it's hard to be objective. Not that I do not have some interest in that period.

Also 2D Zelda is best Zelda!

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Ah yes standard Rome can't have ancient history without them. Hellenistic states, do you mean Greek city states or do you mean Hellenistic era kingdoms of Macedonia, Seleucid, Ptolemaic Egypt, Greeko-Bactrian kingdom, Greeco-Indian and so on. I feel that those places just do not get enough love today. And ah yes Thracians, curious people and often overlooked. Perhaps your interest is peaked because you live in their former lands?

Eh what can I say, I am old school fan.  

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What do you mean by best? As in which one I find the most interesting?

I havent thought about which polis I find the most interesting. Though I think I find Athens more interesting than the others.

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Yeah most interesting works too. Though to be fair I blame the fact that most of Greek history is told from Athene perspective and our history books mostly focus on Athens and Sparta.

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@Cinder Vel

Yeah, when I studied Greek history, we focused on Athens and Sparta as well. Although, I do admit that I haven't read much about the other less known polises.

How do you study history over there? Do you specialise in a given period at the start of you studies or after? Over here we study general world history, while mostly focusing on the Bulgarian history and European civilizations in general. We study several disciplines for one or two semesters. For instance, we study Thracology for one semester alongside Old world history (By this I mean Ancient East, Hellas and Rome which we study for 2 semesters) and other disciplines then move on to Medieval history, etc. I can see why we are studying like that, but that makes forgeting stuff very easy, atleast in my case. After we graduate, if we choose to continue our studies in history we may choose to specialise in a period or theme such as Byzantine history, Medieval European etc.

 And I must admit, I am not a very good student lol.

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@Spearhorn
Same here. General World History and Serbian History, with mostly focus being on Serbian history under Austria because it University in Vojvodina (North Serbia).

First year (2 semesters) is basically all of ancient history Greece, Rome, Middle East (Egypt, Messoptamia, Hitties), Byzantium and early medieval period of the West. Second year covers medieval local, Mediterranean history (Arabs, Italian City States, Spanish Kingdoms) and east Europe (Rus, Poles, Czech and Hungars) history and general post colonization history (I have bloody French and American Revolutions already). I assume that third year will thus be modern history (unsure yet, new program) and 4th year will be teacher classes, psychologies and random classes that we chose (some of them used to be in earlier years like Roman Cults, Greek Politics, Avar history, history of Sremski Karlovci (church history) and so on). Oh right also Latin or Greek language sporadically is learned through semesters and historical auxiliary sciences have been merged under one class in second year, except for archeology which is it's on class in first year. It's a crazy mess and program change fucked up my progress as I started with different program than this one.

Anyway after 4 years of basic studies we get master year to pick specialization. Succeed at that then go get a doctorate.

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@Spearhorn
No I actually lost credits on the account that some exams have been merged, moved to other years or no longer exist. Like Roman Cults exam? Yeah that's now 4th year optional exam. Latin 3? That's in 3rd year. Paleography and Diplomatics? Now is History Auxiliary Science exam, except that it didn't count and had to make a deal with professors because student service couldn't help me. So yeah I lost points, it was much worse than just repeating year because in that case at least you still have same exams and keep your points. 

Also I forgot to ask, what is Thacology?

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@Spearhorn
Ah I assumed as much but wasn't sure. Well I did have optional classes about region history and tribes in balkan around these parts. I didn't pick them though, went with Avars instead.

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Welcome, @Spearhorn! I hope you have a great time, here! I, too, like Legend of Zelda, especially Ocarina of Time. Minor interest in history and philosophy, as well. 

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Hello and Welcome to this forum. Please do enjoy your time on here. Try to keep up with the show as well if you can, as S7 is now at mid-season hiatus.

:HappyPinkie:

Just so you're aware though... I'm the controversial one. :megusta:

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